Photo Finish Friday

The view from a walk in my neighborhood. Love this place.
These will never stop fascinating me.

I'd like to try making these.

And, my kids would go nuts over these.

Some cute bath inspiration. I need to redo out master at some point.

Speaking of, these are very cool.

This is great.

Looks super yummy.

Welp, it's official. It's summer! Yesterday was the last day for Little Girl and Little Man. Big Girl has been out for a while, the fun of graduating. We have some trips scheduled, big and small. How about you? What is on your summer schedule? I, for one, am looking forward to some lazy days. XOXO--Teresa

UPDATE: The Netherlands, Oost-Nederland

Look what Ingeborg and her friends are doing today. Sewing outside! I wanna go. I wanna sew outside too! Keep up the great work. Teresa

Working on a new batch of bags. 35 bags and some work for the next round.

Ingeborg, Chapter Coordinator

Workday Wednesday

I told you last Friday that I would share my go to grad gift. Here they are! Large towels with initials on them. May seem simple but college students love them. They work for showers, the beach, in a pinch as a blanket or a wrap on a chilly night. In fact, I gave these to my friends when I graduated from high school and some of my friends still have them!

Then a sweet woman named Michelle ordered these for her daughter's softball team.
The team colors are red, white and blue…
And, she wanted them personalized. Didn't they turn out cute? I kinda love the names on them…
I'm in that end of the school year whirlwind, how about you? I feel like I get one thing done and there are 10 more lines on my to do list staring at me. Summer, where are you?? XOXO--Teresa

Glad for Plaid WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

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

Carla H, UT
Ashley S, ID
Sandi S (fb)
Valerie M, FRANCE
Yasmeen S, EGYPT

Galina K, RUSSIA
Deb S, NC
Polina I, RUSSIA
Nataliia P, FRANCE

Tatiana K, RUSSIA
Manuela R, ITALY
sabirowa.mira1 . . . . NoResp

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, GladForPlaid_5_2017

Glad for Plaid FREEBIE!

Our Mad for Plaid freebie was so popular, we decided to do another. This time we are Glad for Plaid! We have 20 more of these great bags to give away. Want to swing some plaid off your arm? Join in!

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.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (PST) Monday, May 22 (winners will be notified no later than Tuesday May 23 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. 

We will randomly pick 20 people to win bags.

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

We will ship 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

Photo of the recent 8 inch snowfall by my tennis friend (and great photographer!) Lucretia Birkhaeuser.
Lovely article. Thanks Varun.

Wow, wow, wow!

THIS could not be more true.

This is the sweetest thing I've seen in a while.

Oh wait, this is! Watch the clip.

And, update on the Whole Foods geese! (love what they named them!!!)

Photo by my friend Betsy Bellissimo (thanks for the update Betsy!)
Well, we were supposed to go to Big Girl's graduation ceremony at Red Rocks Amphitheater tonight but things changed (above photo). We will be at a different venue, but still bitter sweet. Can't believe my first born is going off to college in the fall. When did those 18 years go by? I will be attending several grad parties tomorrow too. I'll share my stand by grad gift with you next week. Have a great one! XOXO--Teresa

Germany Bag + Plant a Tree!!!!

This is a wonderful note from Varun in Germany. I love it! Let's all go plant trees. NOW! The planet could sure use our help. In fact, if you send us a photo of you planting a tree or trees, we will happily send you a bag. Go. Plant. Nuture nature. Thanks Varun! Teresa

My name is Varun and I'm a student in Chemnitz, Germany. Surprisingly enough, I could not find the city's name in your Green Bag Location. Thus, I request you for a free green bag which cancome very handy for shopping at the campus. I would also like to request you to raise the initiative of raising a tree and sending the pictures of the tree. This can bring awareness on the importance of green cover in parts of the world where concrete jungles are abundant.

I have experienced a gradual shift in the climate of my hometown thanks to the modernisation drive. I think sustainable, green living is possible but people need to be made aware of. We did our part by planting 3 Indian beech trees infront of our home. I really wish people took it seriously.

Thanks a lot for your wonderful initiative of trying to reduce the
usage of plastic bags and I want to be a part of this change and spread this message to my friends.

Thank You

Hello Ms. Teresa,
I apologise for the delay in sharing the picture but I have been using the bag regularly for my purchases. I thank you for this wonderful initiative.

New York Chapter Bag!

Just look at this cute bag that Dina (NY, Westchester Chapter) made for teachers. Such cute fabric! Teresa
I made bags for teacher appreciation week and they LOVE them!!

Shopping Bags

I decided to poke around the internet world and see what was cool in the area of reusable shopping bags. Of course, I'm not in the market as I have SO many. But here are some thoughts for those of you who need a few more.

Hubby would love these as they stand up. Reasonable price. $7/each.

These are plain but sturdy. Good price. $5.50/each.

Again, these are great because they stand up and are easy to load. They also look very sturdy. Decent price. $6.50/each
These are very cute and come in a set of 3. I like how they zip into themselves to easily carry in a purse or a pocket. Many cute designs! Very reasonable at $5/each.

This upcycled bag is adorable. Of course, I'm a sucker for elephants. But at $38 even the elephant wouldn't make me buy it.

I'd love to know your favorite shopping bags (aside from Green Bag Lady, or course!) do tell! Teresa

Russia Bag!

I love these kinds of notes! So glad you like your bag Anastasia! XOXO--Teresa

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hi, so I wait your lovely bag in America
Not every day you get gifts from such a distant country, and have no idea how much was the bag to fly - the whole ocean!
Very beautiful butterfly, all show her all the love, sister also wants the same)) 'm going to wear it always in the shop, it is very comfortable and roomy!
thank you from Siberia, Russia! Come visit, we will be happy!!
Very flattered that there are people from very different countries, which are not indifferent to the future of the planet and are willing to make the gifts quite alien to people from other continents!

Anastasia P.--Kemerovo, RUSSIA