12 Year Toothbrush

I was brushing my teeth this morning and realized I have been using the same toothbrush for 12 years! Right around when I started Green Bag Lady, a friend gave me a Radius toothbrush as a sample. I fell in love with it! I especially like that the heads come in a Super Soft option. I have a hard time with bristles that are too hard on my gums. Of course, I have changed out the head on this baby many times over the years and it's still going strong. Highly recommend! I know they are sold at Natural Grocers locations (which is where I buy my replacement heads) and HERE on Amazon. Happy brushing--Teresa


Photo Finish Friday


Hubby and I went on a walk late this afternoon and by the time we got back to the house, the fuzzy moon was peaking out from behind some clouds. Little Girl is back home, I picked her up from the airport earlier today. Big Girl is stuck in Minnesota with a positive Covid test so she is in quarantine at her sorority. She is tired, but having no other symptoms so that is good news. I hope you have a great weekend! Teresa

Clean Sheet Night

I'm a HUGE fan of "Clean Sheet Night." I love nothing more than being freshly showered and crawling into a nest of crisply clean sheets and blankets.  The only thing that makes it better is when EVERYTHING on my bed is organic. Come see…

Mattress: The Euro from Lifekind (it's on sale!)

Wool Mattress Topper: Pillow Top from Lifekind (also on sale!)

Mattress Pad: Organic Cotton Flannel from Lifekind (sale too!)

Pillows: Organic Latex from Lifekind (sale!)

Sheets + Pillow Cases: I made them from Harmony Art organic cotton sateen in Whispering Grass Aqua.

Organic Cotton Blanket (solid blue, bottom photo): Mine is from Garnet Hill a few years ago. This one is similar.

Wool Duvet: All Season Wool from Lifekind (on sale, I got mine free when I ordered my mattress)

Duvet Cover: I made mine from Harmony Art organic cotton sateen in Franklin's Tower.

Grey Cotton Throw at end of bed: Honeycomb Throw from Lifekind (I got mine free when I ordered the wool mattress topper a few years ago)

I didn't even know Lifekind was having a sale on so many items when I decided to make this post after changing my bed today. Organic Cotton Plus carries a wide variety of Harmony Art fabrics if you want to try your hand at making sheets (super easy) or a duvet cover (even easier) from her sumptuous sateen. Now I just want to go to be. Is 2:15pm too early? Happy sleep! Teresa

Ukraine bags/mask!


Hi Teresa from Ukraine!!!
Received my wonderful gift. Thanks a lot for the bags and mask.
I will give two bags to my mother in Donetsk, and one with a mask I will keep for myself in Kiev.

Bagette Tami #3 and Bag/Mask WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 2 Green Bag Lady Bag/Masks are:
Nicole S, TX

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady Bagette Tami shopping bags are:
Jannette R, CA
Cheryl L, CA
Sharanya R, TX
Theresa H, CA
Emilia L, OH

JoAnn P, OK
DeAnna E, MI
Patsey P, TN
Trishia R, TX
Kim R, MO

Carla H, UT
Teresa C, AL
Michelle M, TX
Marianne K, MI
Sue D, OH
Antonina C, UKRAINE
Susan H, WI
grishumilin, RUSSIA

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, BagetteTami3_11_2020

Bagette Tami #3 FREEBIE and Bag/Mask Freebie!

Look at these adorable bags! The ice cream, the chocolate covered strawberries, the flowers! So super cute. The amazing Bagette Tami continues to make such great bags for you to win during quarantine.

We have 20 Bagette Tami #3 bags in this freebie AND 2 bag/mask sets. 20 people will win the Tami bags and 2 will win the organic cotton bag/mask sets. 22 winners total.  Good luck! Teresa 

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 has implemented NEW regulations for overseas shipping.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 7pm PST MONDAY Nov 16 (winners will be notified no later than Tuesday, Nov 17 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.

22 people will be chosen to win from all qualified entries. 20 people will win Bagette Tami #3 bags, 2 people will win mask/bag sets.

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


We enjoyed a trip to our cabin last weekend. So pretty! I went on a little hike with my Lensball and found a fallen aspen to photograph. I love wandering around up there, the air is so crisp and fresh. We were thinking about going this weekend but it's supposed to be cold, windy and super sloppy snow. It's fine, I have PLENTY to keep me occupied here! Have a love weekend--Teresa


 Remember this desk that I refinished for my husband's cousin who just had a baby?? (the baby is now in first grade!) Well, it's getting good use during Covid and I couldn't be more thrilled. This desk was one of my favorite painting projects.

Lucia had a positive case of covid in her class so is doing homeschool for the next few weeks. Her desk has been a perfect place to work and a respite from little sis. It's such a cute desk!


Workday Wednesday

Thanks for all the sweet comments on the Little Girl college quilt. Over the weekend I made 2 (18 inch) pillows from the very last of the deer and rabbit fabric from Harmony. I can't wait to see it in her dorm room!

I have also added some sweet looking The Office tv show masks to the TeresaMade Etsy line up. Maybe someone you know needs one of these as a stocking stuffer! :) Teresa

UPDATE: Berlin/Potsdam GERMANY Chapter

Look how awesome! A feature in a calendar. I love it. Thanks Audrey, keep up the amazing work there in Germany!  Teresa

The main utility company of Potsdam (Energie und Wasser Stadtwerke Potsdam) has published a green family calendar for 2021. it is free to residents of Potsdam. Green Bag Lady is featured in August. Stadtwerke will be posting our sewing instructions and a link to bagette Raphaela’s video. We have prepared 100 bags for a special giveaway during august at the Stadtwerke customer service center....we are sure this will motivate more people to support us 🙂

Audrey S.

Berlin/Potsdam (coordinator Germany locations)