No links, just beauty today. Happy "White Friday" from my house! Enjoy. Teresa
What's happening with you? The whirlwind has begun around here. Since I am not hosting on Thursday, I'm packing up the Thanksgiving decor and sharing these little gems with you. They are my favorite Thanksgiving items. My mother made them probably 35+ years ago. I was lucky enough to get them after she passed away. They will get carefully wrapped and stored until we give thanks again next year. Although, thanks every day is in order…
And, this has started, much to the chagrin of hubby. He has a rule that no Christmas decor should happen before Thanksgiving. I tend to agree. However, while I was away playing tennis yesterday, Little Girl and Little Man dragged all the decoration bins up the stairs and got to work!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving! I am thankful for each and EVERY one of you! Hugs--Teresa
Posted by Green Bag Lady Teresa at 11/25/2015
|My empty dining room will be filled to the brim tonight!|
Upcycle old sweaters!
I LOVE this kind of stuff.
This is on my bucket list.
What are you up to this weekend? I'm hosting the third annual "Preemptive" Thanksgiving tonight at my house for friends. Before we moved to Colorado, I had hosted Thanksgiving for 20+ years, now my cousin hosts. I love leftovers so the preemptive tradition began. We all love it. After that, I plan to relax for many days since the kids don't have school next week. You??
Posted by Green Bag Lady Teresa at 11/20/2015
Thank you for all the comments (here and on FB) on my Christmas/Zygo cactus. Sure fun to hear about yours and the different colors. I had only seen them in red…until yesterday! I was doing some grocery shopping and happened upon this hot pink girl. Isn't she pretty? And, look at all those buds! I'm so excited to have her in my life and give her a good home.
Posted by Green Bag Lady Teresa at 11/19/2015
I was so sad when Bagette Barbara moved to Washington state this past summer. She started as a bagette in Tennessee after the Nashville flood in 2010. She moved to Colorado in 2012 when her husband took a job in Boulder. As luck would have it, my family moved to Colorado in 2013 and Barbara helped me start the Green Bag Lady chapter here. She's awesome!
Last week I got an email from a lovely woman named Bell (don't you love that?) in Washington State. She was interested in starting a Green Bag Lady chapter there. Aaaaand, she lives only 10 miles from Barbara! YAY! The two of them are cooking up plans to get the chapter going. More on that in another post. Barbara gave Bell the lovely bag below when they met for lunch. How nice! I'm beyond excited to hear more from them.Hi Barbara,
Picked up a few items from my local grocery store, and the cashier said - What a pretty bag!
Thanks again for meeting with me and for the pretty bag!
Posted by Green Bag Lady Teresa at 11/18/2015
Congratulations to the following lucky folks:
WINNER of Maria's book "Executive Dirt" and a shopping bags is:
Brenda B, CA
WINNERS of the other 11 Green Bag Lady Harmony Art shopping bags are:
Simona U, ITALY
April V, FL
Michelle B, CA
Viktoriia M, UKRAINE
Marina B, RUSSIA
Alexandra A, RUSSIA
Alisa T, UKRAINE
Lori S, IL
Evgenia S, RUSSIA
Debra H, OH
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, READaBOOK_11_2015
Posted by Green Bag Lady Teresa at 11/17/2015
Today we are teaming up with Maria from Bear Mountain Books and Harmony from Harmony Art Organic Design to bring you some fun things! We have 12 shopping/tote bags and ONE BOOK to give away. The tote bags are the basic Green Bag Lady pattern with the addition of a cute pocket on the front. The bags are made out of Harmony's awesome organic fabric. We thought the words on Stumps Speak were a great combo with the book giveaway from Maria.
Maria is a writer, gardener, chef and Green Bag Lady follower. She has written several novels and wants to share them with you! You can see what she has written here. They are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and several other locations. Most of them are under $5!
The first lucky winner to get their name picked for this freebie will win a bag AND a copy of Maria's latest book, Executive Dirt. If the winner is international they will get an e-book, US winner will get a signed, print copy. The main character of the book, Sedona, even tries her hand at sewing!
PLEASE NOTE THAT TO ENTER WE NEED YOUR COUNTRY STATED IN THE COMMENT.
To enter to win (open to everyone, world-wide):
•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.
•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (MST) Tuesday, November 17. (winners will be notified no later than November 18 via email, and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)
Don't forget to leave us your email! We will only contact you if you win.
IN YOUR COMMENT PLEASE TELL US IF YOU ARE USA OR NOT BY LEAVING YOUR COUNTRY IN THE COMMENT, THANKS!
We will randomly pick 12 people to win book bags!
YOU CAN NOT ENTER THIS FREEBIE ON FACEBOOK, USE THIS BLOG ONLY THIS TIME.
One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified
You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can. Non-English comments will be removed.
Good luck!!!! Teresa
Posted by Green Bag Lady Teresa at 11/15/2015
|My Christmas Cactus is blooming. I love this plant. It reminds me of my mom. She always had one in her house and it really does bloom in the season of Christmas!|
Very cool Mother Earth.
To make, yum.
To do with old jeans.
And last, you are tying your shoes wrong…
What are you up to this weekend? Hubby and I will attend two school auctions back to back. Bagette Dad is here for a visit and we will see all the Colorado Bagettes on Sunday. Fun! You?? Teresa
Another busy week is flying by! Here is a sneak preview of an upcoming freebie…
Some finished little ones awaiting the last couple steps…