FREEBIE!!!!! Big Girl's Curtains + Produce Bags!

We have a lot going on. Aside from all the fun summer stuff, we are making changes to our house. We are getting a new pantry (desperately needing), back splash, sink, faucet and pass through in our kitchen as well as painting almost every room in the house. Whew. Big Girl felt like she needed a new look to her room. She picked out bedding and is going to have her walls painted lavender. She wanted plain white curtains. We were in luck, the white ones I took out of the sewing room during the redo were just right! The old ones came down. I was a bit sentimental as they are ones I made for her 6 years ago when we bought this house. One set went on the bare window in my laundry room. The other…well…got washed…then, went under the knife (ah, scissors rather) and became TEN Green Bag Lady bags…
I also had a lot of thin (viole) fabric hanging around and made a bunch of produce bags…
Don't you think they make a winning combination? How about winning a set like this…
TEN winners can win a set similar to the one pictured above. Those TEN lucky folks will get ONE Green Bag Lady Big Girl Curtain Bag (long title, sheesh) and FOUR produce bags! Yippeeee!

Also, rumor has it that Bagette Dad has somewhere in the neighborhood of 180 bags on hand that he is ITCHING to mail to new bag toters. Tell everyone you know to come and enter this freebie. They may win one of the fun prize packs above, OR they will win a Green Bag Lady bag regardless (if they don't already have one).

TO ENTER THIS FUN FREEBIE, DO THE FOLLOWING:


•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, we will not hunt you down to send you a freebie, thanks.

•In your comment, tell us what changes you are working on this summer!

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 10 PM (CST) Monday JULY 11, 2011.

•TEN LUCKY WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN FROM THE COMMENTS TO WIN! Warms my heart that 10 of you will be toting bags from Big Girl's room!

•However, anyone that enters that does not already have a bag from us will get one! :)

Good Luck + Happy Summer! Teresa

International entries OK.

51 comments:

Laurie said...

We are transitioning away from paper towels in the kitchen by knitting cotton towels and dishrags. They are so!cute!.
Would love a bag for my groceries : )
lau123(at)gmail(dot)com

JoAnn Prim said...

Love your stuff and would love to win. I use my bag from y'all all the time.
jojolakegirl(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thank you so much JoAnn Prim

Anonymous said...

When shopping and I don't have many items, I will tell the cashier that I don't need my items bagged. Therefore I end up carrying my items to the car. Which sometimes can be very hectic. I would so love one of your bags to take with me while shopping.

sherryfrances at yahoo dot com

Miramanee said...

we are working on some changes! the kids are going to discover the joys of cloth tissues to blow their noses! :) and we're going to a "no poo" home one person at a time.... other than that I'm getting the pile of upcycled clothes gone through in craft room and making things every chance I get with plans to make a bunch into bags to donate to the local library for people to take books home in... and scanning family photos to archive! jemgirl(at)gwtc(dot)net
kudos on your bag lady dreams!

Kari V. said...

We are trying to recycle anything and everything we can! My kids like to participate too, which makes it more fun. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

krvandervelde(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kelsey said...

We are purging and reorganizing. I'm also hoping to de-uglify both our bathrooms as well.

These bags are adorable. Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Kjacobs729(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Those are so cute!

I already use my own bags and produce bags at the store but I am in need of more produce bags and have just not gotten around to making any.
I have never gotten one of your bags but have been a reader for awhile :)

melissagmeyer512(at)gmail(dot)com

SuZ Stuff said...

ha! we are giving a face-lift to our entire house this year (grin) ... a lot of painting & re-organizing ect--
I designed & my DH built a new display unit in the living area for a weird little corner-it turned out fabulous--

I had NO $$$$ to do this redo of course & I wanted new furniture & a fireplace & everything--soooooooo I took a chance to see if anyone would buy my old stuff & belive it or not they did! I place ads on ebay & creigslist for local pick-up only---sold our vintage super duper tower stereo speakers from the early '80's (we were really into Disco than)sold our huge 3-piece entertainment unit & our very large sectional sofa & made enough $'s to buy a faux fireplace & a new sofa/loveseat/cute new tv table/huge ottoman w/bed inside for when our grandson stays over (smile)---
I'm also a good bargain hunter-I was really wanting silk drapes for the bedroom-about $600-no way was I going to spend that much---went to a yd sale & guess what I found! beautiful silk drapes & valances-8 floor to ceiling panels in mint condition for-----$5.00---all of them for $5 bucks! wahoo!!!!!
well, I could go on & on about this remodel adventure but I figure you get the idea---

love this blog-love my bag-and love giving out the bags I make!

suzstuff(at)gmail(dot)com

Wyldcat said...

The produce bags are awesome. I have made myself 2 and just have not gotten around to recycling more of my old sheer curtains to do so. I did however make a reusable cheesecloth from the sheer curtain...what a money saver now i don't have to buy cheesecloth every time I turn around(I make yogurt cheese and oat and rice milks that requires straining)

wyldcat2u(at)msn(dot)com

Helen said...

This Summer we are having baby #2 (due at any moment now...) so we are transitioning rooms, redecorating, and doing simple things here and there as much as possible. We don't know the gender of this baby, yet, so we need to wait until we know if it's a boy or girl! It would be so fun to own one of your big girl's curtain bags! I LOVE the color!
helen_ono(at)hotmail(dot)com

Steph said...

Love the produce bags! We are fixing up our patio and transitioning to using cloth napkins. stephbau(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I try not to use plastic or paper at all but sometimes don't have enough cloth bags for all of my groceries. Would love to have more.
dawneaton(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Ronita said...

I have been "shopping" yard sales and thrift stores to find striped men's shirts to cut up to use as ties & bows for gift wrap and also to tie around the top of recycled jars (pickles, spaghetti sauce etc. that has had the label removed, cleaned and lid painted) then add cookies and give as small thank you gifts.

Love your bags!

Sonja said...

I could use more produce bags!
I would like to say picking on all those weeds outside. My allergies are bad so I don't go out much. Our oldest is moving from MO to TX for her junior year at UTEP. She will be missed, spending as much time with her as possible.
sonjamawson(at)yahoo(dot)com

Allison said...

My change to work on is bringing reusable bags to the mall for clothing purchases! Super cute produce bags, too! Allisonjoy19(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

Those are so cute! We've moved our kids upstairs and us into their bedroom downstairs. Also, redid the bathroom, have to install a couple *new to us* windows that were only four years old and someone was replacing already! I've remodeled the bathroom with material I either got from the ReStore or at garage sales and I've been slowly decluttering our house!
And plants are now 75% off so I bought even more today for the vegetable garden and landscaping! I love summer!

Ronita said...

oops forgot to leave my email...

ronita2savemoney(at)gmail(dot)com

Christie S. said...

Those sure are pretty curtain bags. Love the produce bags too.
cstoops(at)cox(dot)net

Harmony said...

I hope you are keeping one for Big Girl.... for her to use in about 8 years. Really! I think she should have one. So if I win. Give mine to her. k? harmony(at)harmonyart(dot)com.

hueisei said...

Loves the produce bad.. Very convenient to put in my handbag when shopping for small stuffs..
I would love to win it...
Cheers from hueisei(at)gmail(dot)com

AEK said...

We are working at playing outside more at the local pool and also using our composter more.

Thanks for the fun giveaway!
angiedkelly at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

The biggest transition I am working on at the moment is myself. So far I have lost 35 pounds and am hoping for another 10-15. In the past five years I've gotten married bought a home, had two kids, had to move out of our home and for the past year we have been living at my moms struggling to make ends meet while my husband struggles harder to find a job. Its been tough and it all took a toll on my waist line! But we are keeping our spirits up and looking for those silver linings.

I love all of the wonderful freebies you have, it is such a generous thing to do for people you have never met and a planet you love dearly. I hope to one day make it to TN so I can meet you, the lovely baguettes and if I am lucky maybe even bagette dad! Thanks again for a such a fun opportunity!

campbell4158 AT me DOT com

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Lee said...

We built a compost bin this Spring and I am loving it this Summer! Also I am making some skirts for my daugther and I from old jeans. thanks!!
butler83atoldotcom

Brigette Joy said...

I am organizing my office, bills, filing etc. This has been weighing on me too long!

trilliumm422(at)yahoo(dot)com

sudha said...

wow This is amazing..i was hoping to sew them myself..how about winning these pretty ones!! :)
itssudha gmail

Sarah : ) www.crumbsundermytable.blogspot.com said...

We are transitioning to all organic food. We already have had a garden for the last four years, but we're now baking all our own bread and everything. We are also using cloth diapers with our son and I'm hopefully soon going to sew our own reusable lunch bags. I already have several bags for groceries, but don't have or hadn't even thought about produce bags. What a cool idea!
I would love some of them :)
mrswsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

marcela said...

I’ve just arrived to your blog : your purpose is great !.
Your Green Bag Lady is adorable ... and I don´t have one already :(
In Argentina, it`s winter time (cold, wet, foggy and full of ashes from the volcano), so it’s not a good moment to make changes to my house. I hope I’ll be able to make them in springtime !
Anyhow, I would love to have one of your green bags. My e-mail adress is : msambrana (at) arnet (dot) com (dot) ar
Thanks for a such a fun giveaway!
Marcela

Betsy said...

Just found your site and love it! We are having a busy summer working on putting up more of our own produce from the garden, sewing, and a bit of home remodeling as well to make more room for an expanding family. Lots of fun. Your bags are so cute I am going to have to try to make some with my girl's! Thanks for the giveaway.
beysyandscott(at)abe(dot)midco(dot)net

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks for all the great comments everyone! I love reading about all the things you are doing to be more green and to have more family time! Yay!

loriann121 said...

I have been transitioning away from plastic grocery and produce bags and I am trying to get into the routine of bringing my own bag to the store. I also am learning how sew and can't wait to make some bags for myself and others. I think they would be darling gifts. You are an inspiration! I would love to have one of your bags.
lorilaronde(at)gmail(dot)com

Keely said...

Hi,
I am learning to sew. I found the link to your site via sew mama sew. One of my first goals is to make a set of reusable canvas bags for grocery shopping.
Love to win one of yours. Would also love your recommendation for a beginners shopping bag pattern, if you have one.
Thanks, Keely
Keelydwilson@gmail.com

Sue said...

Love reading all the things folks are doing to recycle! We don't use paper towels-LOVE those microfiber towels. I even made kitchen towels and dishrags out of the utility ones we bought at the box store with my sewing skills. We compost-planning a garden, recycle everything we can, and share our shredded documents (for identity theft protection) with the local animal shelter for bedding. They love us! The wild birds get cooked egg yolk treats when we are dieting, and we shop 'previously loved' first. Forget to take those forever bags into the stores sometimes, but getting better. New projects...let's see. Now adding hair clippings (from our own at home haircuts and the dog's at home grooming) to the composter for the added nitrogen.

eli said...

It's winter time here in Argentina but this is the season I prefer, my batteries work better ;)
And... I'm going to the post office tomorrow to get the Green Bag you sent me some days ago!! woohoo!!

Sending hugs, a special one for Bagette Dad ;o))
Have a nice week!

zapallos.en.almibar(at)gmail(dot)com

adrianna said...

We just moved into a bigger house with a big yard so we have a TON of changes going on around here! My first goal of the summer has been getting the yard and garden in order. It has been a blast. My son is 2 and is the biggest helper:)
I have never received a bag from you, I would love one!
Thank you,
Adrianna
solsmom(at)gmail(dot)com

Life on Roseberry Lane said...

I am trying to reduce the amount of waste and money that comes out of our home. It is really time to feed the piggy (bank) and be a little nicer to Momma and Mother Nature.

staceyroseberry(at)gmail(dot)com

I have some fabric to donate to the bag lady project, I will be hopefully sending it soon, if i can find it. :)

sjhackney said...

Oh, those produce bags are a great idea! I hope I win. Love your bags!!
sjhackney(at)yahoo(dot)com

KarenH said...

I've made a dozen cloth towels from a sheet to cut down on paper towel usage. I've bought a few heavy canvas cloth bags at thrift stores for grocery shopping but could use other bags. :) I'd love to win but will definitely use your pattern to make myself and others a few bags!
karen(at)abcstitches(dot)com

dustydawn555 said...

I would love to win a bag. I make my own useing your pattern.I have not made produce bags yet.

dustydawn555 said...

I would love to win one of your bags..I have made my own useing your pattern..I have not made produce bags yet..would love to try them.

Carolyn said...

Hi, just found your blog via sooz's 'The Last Biscuit blog'. Love what you do and your passion for this. Very inspiring! I would LOVE to win a bag, please, please! ;-)

Michelle said...

Well, I just moved into a house so I've had the opportunity to buy a reel mower (which is a great workout and does an amazing job), an electric weed eater (yay for no vibrations like the gas version) and my garden is doing awesome. Of course I still have to go to the farmer's market and the grocery store which are conveniently within walking distance to my house and I commute to work via bus, foot and bike. So shopping bags like yours that can be tucked inside backpacks and purses are fantastic. Keep up the great work. Thanks, Michelle (sprtsgrl2000(at)yahoo(dot)com)

Candace said...

I have started taking old school lunch trays to picnics instead of using paper plates! I would love one of your bags!! I think this is such a great way to get people to switch from paper & plastic! Kudos! canmdean(at)gmail(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

Since spring, we have been using a reel mower instead of electric or gas powered mower (sweaty work:), we planted a mini garden and are watering it with a rain barrel instead of city water from the tap. We'd make great use of your bags!
curlyfrye(at)gmail(dot)com

Me said...

You always have such creative ideas! We are making pillow case dresses at church and I got several strange looks when I asked them to keep the trimmings for me.....I have a trash can of scraps so I can make dog beds for my local humane society!

As always, you inspire me to try harder to be green and to inspire my kids to do the same.

sherid94(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

megan(at)communityfoodadvocates(dot)org

We are repurposing old pillowcases into napkins!

I love your bags!

Anonymous said...

andrewharding360@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We've been trying to use all our own shopping bags for everything we buy at a store and have been pretty good at it. We're also getting almost all of our produce from a CSA or Farmer's Market. I don't have one of your bags yet but I have been using a different type of bag for our produce and I definitely need more! I've heard great things about your bags and would love to try them out! betsey3(at)gmail(dot)com

JM said...

I have a small coffee roasting company and as well as an Etsy shop, I make local deliveries around town...think milkman but caffeinated :-) I recently found tins with coffee valves in the bottom and now each customer has two assigned tins. They leave an empty out for me and I replace it with a new one. It's wonderfully paperless. Would love a bag to tote around with me while collecting tins, jennie-mae(at)AproposRoasters(dot)com

krisgray said...

There are a few changes that I'm trying to implement. First, getting back to composting with all my veggie and coffee waste. Then, trying to make sure we clean out our leftovers - DH isn't big on them and they tend to get pushed to the back of the fridge, out of sight out of mind. Thirdly, trying to get DH to carry a couple shopping bags in his car. That man brings more plastic bags into this house!

I already have a bag! krisgray(at)yahoo(dot)com

dustydawn555 said...

i forgot to leave my email dustydawn555@yaoo.com