Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady Earth Day LEAF shopping bags are:

Amanda V, USA
Jennifer J, CA
Kitty K, TX
Nannette C, AL
Rebecca R, MD
Marie W, CA
Anna V, AK

Ashlie L, CA
Sharanya R, TX
Barbara F, AL
Barb R, USA
Edna H, FL
Dianna S, USA
Bethany H, AL

Antonina C, UKRAINE
Aleksandr C, UKRAINE
tashathebest2009, RUSSIA, USA
Laurie M, MA

Please look for an email from Bagette Dad. He will be asking for your mailing address so we can send you your prize. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. We have issues with emails going to spam. Thanks and enjoy!

The emails will look like this:
Green Bag Lady, EarthDayLeaf_4_2018

Earth Day LEAF Freebie!

Tomorrow is Earth Day. YAY! Are you doing anything special? Personally, I feel like every day should be Earth Day to celebrate all the awesomeness Mother Nature gives us. Like the 6 inches of snow I woke up to this morning. I know there are people in my neighborhood groaning about the white stuff but I love it. I feel wrapped in a blanket and so thankful for the moisture that we desperately need here in Colorado. I'm also meeting with my fabulous Bagettes tomorrow who make me smile. :)

Let's celebrate more! How about 20 bags with LEAF designs on them. I love that there is a rainbow of leafiness going on here. Want one?


To enter to win:
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

IN YOUR COMMENT YOU MUST STATE YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE. IF YOU DON'T, WE WILL NOT CONSIDER YOUR ENTRY. The US Postal Service is implementing NEW regulations for overseas shipping.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (PST Monday, April 23 (winners will be notified no later than Tuesday April 24 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email and your country! We will only contact you if you win.

20 people will be chosen to win bags from all qualified entries.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship a limited number of shopping bags internationally. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can, use Google Translate if necessary.  Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck!!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

I'm thinking of painting my kitchen island (above). Maybe green? Maybe navy? Opinions welcome.

This is interesting.

Do you have an air fryer? Do tell!

These have been around for a while but worth mentioning again.

This is cool.

Cute laundry room redo. I enjoy mine every day.

Hubby and I ended up scrapping our plans to visit MN last weekend due to the "snowmageddon" they were experiencing up there. Glad we didn't go, they got 18 inches! This weekend I'm playing a tennis match and hemming prom dresses, you?? Teresa

Radio Silence

Currently buried in a sea of prom dresses. I'll be here tomorrow for Photo Finish Friday. Hope you are having a fabulous week! :) XOXO--Teresa


Today I had the pleasure of speaking to a wonderful group of 1-3 graders at a Montessori school in Denver. These kids were awesome! So sweet, polite, inquisitive and knowledgable. We talked a lot about plastic, reusable bags and other items and what we should do for Earth Day. They had great ideas and even gave me hugs! :) So much fun to meet them, give out bags and see what kind of creations they drew on them. Thanks to Chris for inviting me! 

Photo Finish Friday

"The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what's happening up there."  K. D. Lang

Look yummy.

Simply wow.

Of course.

Spring cookie.

Incredible cardboard.

Very cool! (thanks Kim!)

Little Girl has her last "behind the wheel" driving session today and can take her test next week. YAY! Hubby and I are taking a very quick trip to Minnesota tomorrow to see Big Girl and my MIL. A little more than 24 hours there. My cousin and his 5 year old daughter will be here to help get the kids around. I'm sure they will all have fun eating junk food while I'm gone. Ha! Best wishes for a fabulous weekend. XOXO--Teresa

Fabric Makes the World Go Round…

Not really, but it is funny to think about all the fabric out there that has ever been produced and is still being produced. Years ago, I made a bag out of some cute vintage fabric that came through Green Bag Lady while I was still in Nashville. I have used the bag (bottom photo) quite a bit over the years. Recently, we got a donation of quilt tops and fabric from one of my neighbors here in Colorado. Look what was in it!! The same fabric cut into squares intended for a quilt. Funny! I may have to piece some together and start a vintage quilt top of my own. :) Teresa

On the Chopping Block

Most of you know about my obsession with salad. I really do eat one nearly every day for lunch. BUT, I recently found a way that makes me enjoy them even more. It may sound silly, but I have found if I chop all the ingredients into similar sized pieces, the salad is easier to eat AND I get more variety of flavor in each bite. It doesn't take that much longer to prepare and it makes me so stupidly happy to eat a salad this way. I also eat my salads almost exclusively with homemade dressing or simply balsamic vinegar. Do you have any great homemade (no sugar) dressing recipes? I'd love to have them. Eat your greens! Teresa

UPDATE: Massachusetts Chapter

This warms my heart SO much. Pat makes personalized Green Bag Lady bags for the people in her life. I just LOVE that! And, she is the cookie lady at her local fire station. How cool is that???? Go Pat. You are lovely, amazing, warm, generous and caring. We should all aspire to mimic you! Teresa

Hi Teresa,

I thought you might get a chuckle out of some of the bags I have recently made.  I decided to make some bags as gifts for Easter as well as other bags.  The fabric is expensive but so very cool for gifts for my friends and loved ones.

The bags with books is for my dear friend who LOVES to read.  My daughter-in-law LOVES fried bacon so I made her a couple of bags with fried bacon fabric.  She laughed when she saw them and is looking forward to using them at the Trader Joe's store. :-)  A friend of my son's was at the Easter party and he was talking about his experiences trying to use fabric bags and people who keep trying to give him plastic bags.  I have found some great masculine fabric and I will be making him some bags.  He was so impressed that I had made the bags and I told him about your program.

I am known in my town to the firefighters as the "Cookie Lady". I deliver cookies (cake, brownies, muffins, etc.) to them a couple of times a week and have done so for almost 16 years (with breaks for health, deaths in the family, weather, etc. issues).  The cookie fabric is for me.  My neighbor and her daughter love pugs and have had one for years.  As one goes to puppy heaven, they get another one.  They loved their bags, too!  I have some dachshund fabric for my sister-in-law and her sister-in-law that will be their gifts at Thanksgiving time.

Each person gets a history of the Green Bag Lady and your program and a pattern just in case they want to make bags on their own.

I hope all is well with you and your family!  It looks like you had a fabulous get away to Mexico!  Very Cool!

Take care!

~~~Pat Doucette

Hopkinton, MA

Oriental Freebie WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady Oriental shopping bags are:

Theresa H, CA
Trishia R, TX
Megan L, CA
Elizabeth S, RI
Lisa H, VA
Mandie D, WA

Melissa T, RI
Katrina M, FL
Karen E, MI
Pauline P, CANADA
Krista M, CO
Gilda H, TN

Jeannie L, UT
Lacey B, CA
Melissa M, OR
Melody J, WI
Michail P, UKRAINE

Please look for an email from Bagette Dad. He will be asking for your mailing address so we can send you your prize. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. We have issues with emails going to spam. Thanks and enjoy!

The emails will look like this:
Green Bag Lady, Oriental_4_2018