Photo Finish Friday

Moab, Utah about a year ago.
Very cool!

I could totally hang out here!

I love this. Thinking I could DIY my own!

Heart these.

Oh yum!

Pretty paper flowers!

Here we are again at Friday! I hope you have some fun plans for Thanksgiving next week. I do! We don't get to see Big Girl though as she doesn't have the week off like the other kids do. Sigh. Ah well, growing up. XOXO--Teresa


Editorial: Success! 

California’s first-in-the-nation plastic bag ban works

Preliminary results are in on California’s grand experiment to reduce plastic bag litter along its majestic coastline and streams.

Take a bow, California voters. It’s working.

The early litter data from the Coastal Clean-up Day, held annually in September, shows that plastic bag litter had dropped by 72 percent when compared to 2010. Plastic bags now account for less than 1.5 percent of all litter, compared to nearly 10 percent in 2010.
In Alameda County, officials reported finding 433 plastic bags, compared to 4,357 in 2010. Monterey County reported even better news, with volunteers discovering only 43 plastic bags while performing their clean-up efforts, compared to 2,494 in 2010.
“We are seeing a substantial decline in plastic grocery bags litter on beaches, rivers and parkways,” said John Laird, California’s Secretary for Natural Resources and a former Santa Cruz mayor and legislator.
California voters did their homework in 2016 when they went to the polls and voted yes on Proposition 67, upholding the state Legislature’s 2014 first-in-the-nation plastic bag ban.
Continue reading article HERE.

Florida Bag!

I love the one my daughter gave me. I use it all the time.
Here I am with the bag #39646
Edna H

Ukraine Bag!

You know, sometimes it hits me that bags I have made are floating all over the world! Teresa

Dear Teresa!
I want to thank you for a wonderful bag!
I have already used it during my shopping and I am going to use it every time!
Viktoriia Matoshych, Ukraine

Photo Finish Friday

This remains one of my fav photos from the boat trip in 2011.

WOW!!!!! (thanks Harmony)

Glitter… (thanks Emilia)

Maybe you are having this problem too? Includes the fix. Sheesh.

VERY interesting + sad.

This too. (thanks Harmony)

And, we all need chocolate. This is my fav dark bar, by far.

Super cute!

It's been a crazy ride this week! I'm helping with Little Girl's school auction and have been in full on production mode over here. The event is tonight, hoping all goes well! It's a 1920s theme, I have the dress and headband all ready! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend. XOXO--Teresa

Idaho Bags!

  Rae B--Meridian, ID--45951
  Benjamin W--Meridian, ID--45952
  Christine B--Meridian, ID--45950


This is Bagettes Marrigje and Emma from the Texel Chapter in Holland. Aren't they adorable? They have newly taken over this chapter and we couldn't be more thrilled to have them on board. They also have a Facebook page here, go like it! Bagette Dad sent them a few bags to welcome them to the Green Bag Lady family. I can't wait to see the bags they make! Teresa

De tassen zijn binnen uit de VS! Thank you so much Teresa.
We love our gifts!

Marrigje and Emma
North Holland Chapter

Aloha Freebie WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

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

Barbara F, AL
Kellie G, TN
Taneya R, CA
Candi W, ID
Mandie D, WA

Tatiana S, RUSSIA
Tatyana M, RUSSIA
Evgeniya M, RUSSIA

Ioanna P, GREECE
Alexandr E, UKRAINE
Aydimir A, RUSSIA
Tatiana T, UKRAINE

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, AlohaFreebie_11_2017


I'm dreaming of Hawaii, you? We've already had snow in Colorado and I'm currently in Minnesota looking at a pretty blanket of white. Let's all think of far off island destinations for a moment and admire these pretty bags. Want one?

 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, Nov 6 (winners will be notified no later than Tuesday Nov 7 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.

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

I have been posted many black and white photos on Facebook lately.
Thought you all might enjoy this one. Remember this from way back when??
Ugh Ugh Ugh

Just read this book and very much enjoyed it.


Made this for dinner last night. YUM! (since I'm a vegetarian I changed things a bit but still delicious!)

Yummy! Might need to add to my holiday baking list.

That's a wrap. Little Girl and I are heading to Minnesota to visit Big Girl at college. So excited to see her, I haven't seen her since I left her at the dorm. YAY! I hope you have a good one. XOXO--Teresa