Wool Dryer Balls

I've had a few inquiries about the Dryer Balls that were featured in the prize pack in the last freebie. Many of you had never heard of them. I bought some on a whim at the grocery store, yes, my local Safeway had them in the detergent aisle! I had heard great things and wanted to try them. They were on sale and wound up in my cart. Ha! I'm so glad I bought them! I just love them. It is very dry here in Colorado and the winters are cold. Both conditions can lead to a lot of static cling. However, since using the dryer balls I haven't had any more static issues.

Some people put a few drops of essential oils (4th photo) on their dryer balls to make their laundry have a fresh scent. I'm not into scented laundry so I haven't tried it, but Little Girl keeps saying we should put some drops of grapefruit oil on them (she's very into essential oils). Maybe she will convince me. For now, I'm just thrilled they are keeping my clothes static free.

I also love that they are inexpensive (all shown below are under $20) and last for 1000+ loads! If you are hooked on dryer sheets, I urge you to give them a try. No chemicals and SO much more friendly to Mother Earth. Teresa
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Ukraine Bag!


Hooray! I finally got your amazing bag! With it you can go shopping, visit.
No longer need these polyethylene packages !! Thank you very much!


Anna Z
Marhanets, DNIPROPETROVSK, UKRAINE
Bag #47304

10 YEARS! Rainbow Floral WINNERS!


Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNER of the TEN item gift pack is:

Mary J, CA

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady 'Rainbow Floral' shopping bags are:

Sharon H (fb)
Anael P, FRANCE
Gina G, SC
Lacie W, TX
Barbara C (fb)
Sarah T, TX
Marcella J, ID

Edna H (fb)
Danielle W (fb)
Andrea H (fb)
Vanessa P, MI
Emilia L, OH
Wynn W (fb)
Jan W (fb)

Bethany H, AL
Pam B, MN
Varun R, INDIA
Angelay S, ENGLAND
Cate H, UKRAINE
Sandra M, FL

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, RainbowFloral_1_2018

10 YEARS! Rainbow Floral Freebie!

Time sure does fly when you're having fun. Ten years ago this month I started making bags. TEN! It's crazy to think it's been that long and I'm still here making bags and posting about them. TEN! Big Girl was only 9, Little Girl 6 and Little Man 3. Crazy, crazy. I can't believe how much they have grown and how much Green Bag Lady has grown. Over 44,000 bags!  And, we have 20 USA chapters and 11 International ones. So cool! Of course, it would be nothing without the help of Bagette Dad and the many fabulous Bagettes all over the world.

To celebrate, we have a gift pack of TEN fun eco friendly items for ONE lucky winner and 20 rainbow floral bags. 21 winners!

The gift pack includes:
4 floral shopping bags
3 lightweight produce bags
1 Wool Dryer Ball set (I LOVE these!!)
1 TeresaMade zip pouch
1 Green Bag Lady reusable water bottle

NEW RULES ON ENTERING FREEBIES. READ CAREFULLY!
20 other winners will get one of these great rainbow floral bags…


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 is implementing NEW regulations for overseas shipping.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (PST Tuesday, Jan 16 (winners will be notified no later than Wednesday Jan 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.

20 people will be chosen to win bags from all qualified entries. 1 person will be chosen to win the gift pack.

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

A group of my friends and I went to see the Her Paris exhibit yesterday. In the words of my friend Jen, "Thanks to these amazing, powerful women who joined me to see the amazing, powerful Parisian Women Artists exhibit."
This is lovely.

Little Girl would love this.

These are awesome.

Yum! (had these at a restaurant the other day and thought I could make my own!)

My mom would have loved the 2018 color of the year.

I heart daisies.

Best wishes for a fabulous weekend. I plan to play some tennis, get some sewing done (alterations are piling up) and relax. Oh, and I have a SUPER fun freebie starting tomorrow for a special occasion so you should check back!!! Cheers from Colorado--Teresa

UPDATE: Washington Chapter

Look at these lovely ladies and the super cute bags they are making! Keep up the great work Washington Chapter! :) We heart you! Teresa

Hi Teresa,

Happy New Year!  I hope you enjoy the photos that Bell sent you today of our 1st Green Bag Lady meeting of 2018!  It has now been 2 years since the Washington Chapter of Green Bag Lady on Whidbey Island began. Bell and I are very happy and fortunate to have a team wonderful "bagettes" and are thankful for all the beautiful fabric donations we have received. 

Thinking of you and hoping you will come visit us soon.

Barbara

UPDATE: CALIFORNIA--San Jose Area Chapter

Chapter Coordinator Bagette Meg makes the cutest bags! Keep up the fun bag making. The mermaids are adorable! :) Teresa

This is Christine, my water aerobics buddy sporting her mermaid bag # 39,952 at Whole Foods.

Bagette Meg
San Jose Area Chapter Coordinator

A Cactus Birthday

As I told you on Friday, Little Girl turned 16 on Saturday. I still can't believe it. She adores cacti and succulents and is always wanting new ones for her bedroom. To celebrate her, we were inspired by this party and decided it would be a fun theme for a birthday too! I needed a cactus cookie cutter and put a call out on my neighborhood Facebook page. Not only did I find one but the owner gave it to me as she had never used it and didn't think she ever would. Score! Thanks neighbor!

 The cookies and cupcakes were such fun to make. Yummy too!



 I found these reusable party bags for super cheap at Target after Christmas. Another score!
This is what went in the party bags. I made the little cactus pouches (how cute is that fabric? I did make some extras that I will post on TeresaMade soon if you want one). We got the cacti at Home Depot and they happened to be 4 for $10 AND the cute hand towel was from Walmart for 88 cents. What?
Here are all the pouches I made for her friends. They loved the fun party bags. We went out for Mexican food which was also theme appropriate.
It was a fun party and the girls were so sweet to have over. A true sweet sixteen for sure. :) Teresa

Photo Finish Friday

My family on Dec 24, 2017. Cheers!
Beautiful!

I can't wait! Feb 9!

Um. Yum!

Yikes!

Incredible.

Gorgeous tile. 

Ah, the weekend again. Little Girl is officially a 16 year old tomorrow. We are having a cactus party for her. More on that this week. Such fun! She won't get her drivers license quite yet, but that's ok. I played tennis today for the first time in a couple weeks, felt good! I get to meet with my Green Bag Lady crew here on Sunday. Haven't seen them for a while. What are you up to? I hope you are having a lovely new year and enjoy the weekend before all the kiddos go back to school. XOXO--Teresa

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How are you? I haven't been here much as I'm enjoying vacation and family. Big Girl is home from college until the 15th so it has been nice (and a little weird) to have her at home again. Little Girl turns 16 on Saturday and I can barely believe it.

Here are some things about 2018 that I'm looking forward to:

Green Bag Lady turns 10. 10!!!!!! Wow.

More plastic bag bans.

More green in 2018. Here.  Here. Here.

And you! I'm so excited to connect with even more of YOU lovely readers all over the world in 2018. Let's get some more chapters going (contact me!) and we can show you how EASY it is to make bags and give them out. People LOVE them. I promise.

And, we have some EXCELLENT freebies coming up this year that you won't want to miss. Stay tuned! Teresa