New Girl!

I FINALLY (many FedEx issues) got this girl today and I'm SO excited. My old Elna 945 machine is from 2008 when I started this project. As you can imagine, she is very very tired. I never thought I would find a new Elna serger but this one popped up on eBay brand new in the box! I've already taken her for a spin making some handles for Bagette Sherry and she runs beautifully. I've never had a machine so technically advanced, ha! Isn't she pretty? Teresa


Autumn

Do you have a favorite season? I used to think that spring was mine, but the last few years I seem to be "falling" for autumn. The colors are unbeatable and that crispness in the air is my vibe. How about this tree (first photo) in my neighbor's yard that has green, orange, yellow and red leaves on it! What's not to love here? Do tell, what is your favorite time of the year? Teresa



Photo Finish Friday

We are at the cabin and we had snow this past week, it’s so pretty! I feel like fall was too short but I’m sure looking forward to building a fire in the wood stove tonight. I love that. I hope you have an amazing weekend, stay warm and join me for a run/walk on Sunday. Cheers!❤️❤️ Teresa


Chillin'

This girl was taking a break in my yard the other day. Isn't she beautiful? Teresa 


Bread Machine Banana Bread

I’ve been using the same banana bread recipe for my bread machine since 1997, the year I got my first bread maker for my wedding. I love the recipe but since I’ve been gluten free I’ve only been making it for my family. However, we had a batch of sad bananas that were screaming to be made into bread and I decided to finally try subbing gf flour for regular and see how it went. It turned out great! 

Here’s the recipe:
1 egg
1/2 cup milk (any kind)
1/2 stick butter (can sub vegan) melted
1 1/2 ripe bananas sliced
1/2 cup sugar (can sub coconut sugar)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups all purpose flour (or gf flour, I used one in first photo)
1 tbsp baking powder 
1 tbsp cinnamon 
Add ins (optional): raisins, craisins, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips 

Throw it all in bread machine pan and use quick bread setting. Easy as pie! 😊😊 🍌🍌 Teresa

P.S. In the photo below I used pumpkin seeds. I really wanted to use walnuts but I didn’t have any. Definitely doing them next time!


 

So Sweet

I got this cute thank you from my neighbor. Thrilled that we could contribute bags to help Afghan families. 😊😊😊 Teresa




Photo Finish Friday

I’m currently on a road trip to bring a vehicle to Little Girl at college. I seem to be constantly traveling! I hope your weekend will be more relaxing and include some fun activities. Cheers! Teresa




Bagette Margaret

I am so sad to write this post. The amazing Bagette Margaret of the Nashville, TN chapter has passed away. She battled with cancer and was placed in hospice last week. She was a lovely soul with a grand sense of humor and a huge heart. I was thrilled she wanted to be a part of Green Bag Lady before I left Nashville and even more delighted that she continued to be a vital part of the Nashville Chapter after I moved to Colorado. Such a bright light in our world who will be missed by many. Rest in peace dear Margaret. Love you, Teresa




In the years I knew her, Margaret was always helping others. Whether it was handing out food to the underserved, sewing fabric bags to replace plastic bags, giving out books to children, and generally sewing for the entire neighborhood. My home is full of her creations, and I'm so thankful for that. 

She also had many sayings for which she is known:
Sometimes you just have to do the do
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
When in doubt, add nutmeg or a bay leaf..
Give it off to the universe 
You're Amazing!
 
She was also known for her stubbornness. When she was in Hospice, one of her best friends said to her, "You know I'll keep talking to you even after you're gone" And Margaret answered back, "Yes, and I'll probably answer"

Bagette Ann
Coordinator
Nashville, TN Chapter


Photo Finish Friday

On a little trip with my family in beautiful Utah. Enjoying the fall colors and fresh air. Hope you have lots of gorgeousness going on in your world too! XOXO—Teresa


Full on Fall

It is autumn in full swing up by Steamboat cabin. Man, I just LOVE it. The aspen trees are gorgeous and I can't get over the range of colors in the leaves. I went on my Sunday run yesterday and couldn't help to stop and pick up leaves on my cool down walk. I then played around with them and took pics. My absolute favorite "works of art" are in the last photo. :) Happy fall! Teresa