Photo Finish Friday

A beautiful setting for Little Man's soccer game last weekend. Love!
Story of my life.

Ioanna from Greece sent this short video.

Since I can't have a real elephant, I'll settle for one of these.

Amazing paper!

No brainer.

And this one is in my recipe book. Need to revisit.

Adorable! (love the tag!!)

This weekend? Well, lots going on today, friends for dinner on Saturday, graduation parties on Sunday, no school and tennis match on Monday, you know, the usually craziness! How about you? Teresa

Green Bag Lady--The Netherlands Chapter Update!

This is so fabulous I can barely stand it! Green Bag Lady The Netherlands Chapter hard at work. YAY! I first posted about this chapter here. Miranda just sent me all those great photos with her comments. Look at all those BOYS!!!! Thrilled to pieces over here. (and, doesn't the girl on the lower right look like my Little Girl??) Swooning! Teresa

 Our first sewing team. IT was great. This evening I Will send photo's from the bags.
 My daughter making her own with donated Winny the Pooh fabric.
 50 grey bags and 13 beach bags finished here.
 13 happy bags ready for the last step.

 Me with our bags ��, now you know who are you talking to.
Want to let you Know that all the teachers and almost all children on highschool are really enthusiastic. 
Tuesday the 28 of april we give a lesson to prepare them. After that we have 12 mornings of 3 hours with 30 kids. We have a 1000 bags target! They already get prepared in the English lessons to write letters, and translate your video and the pattern. They get prepared in social class to learn about the problem of the plastic soup and the horrible production of clothes in Bangladesh. (couse we going to produce these bags in a simular way) And they designig a logo to put on the bags so everybody knows is from Texel, from student from this school. BAM!! Great isn't it? Miranda

Dear Mother Earth…

Dear Mother Earth--

You are simply amazing.

This is the first 21 days of the life of a bee in 60 seconds. Read more HERE.


Your biggest fan--Teresa

PS--I am going to revive the "Dear Mother Earth" posts. If you would like to view previous entries they are under "Love Letters" in the right column. Enjoy!


Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 19 Green Bag Lady Springy shopping bags are:

Cecilia W, MI
Karen E, MI
Natalia B, RUSSIA

Angelina E, RUSSIA
Fatima B, RUSSIA
Sharon L, OH

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, SpringyFreebie_5_2015

Springy FREEBIE!

After rain, snow and more rain, today feels like spring! We are scheduled for more moisture this week, but let's just enjoy this while it lasts.

How about a springy bag to lift your mood? We have 19 bags up for grabs…

To enter to win (open to everyone, world-wide):
•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 (MST) Tuesday, May 19. (winners will be notified no later than May 20 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 19 lucky folks to win springy shopping bags.

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

You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can. Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck + Happy Spring!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

We have had so much rain (and snow!) lately that blue sky is a welcome sight!
Must. Go. Here. On bucket list + elephants!

To make.

If my kids were still little

Wow, might have to make some unhealthy cookies too!

I'd like to try and make this.

And these.


What are you up to this weekend? I'm up to my eyeballs in projects and keep ticking things off the to do list. My husband's cousin is in town so that will be Sunday dinner, you?? Teresa

Workday Wednesday

Lots going on around here. Sheesh. It never seems to let up. Maybe it will in the summer? I have been doing some sewing but also trying to get house projects done. I know they are never done, but there has to be some kind of end in sight, right?

Covered some pillows for the day bed in hubby's office…
 Made shams for pillows on our bed…
 Made jammie pants for a mutual friend of Harmony and mine, these should be comfy after surgery…
 Made some tennis theme tablecloths for after court parties…
 Made another dress for my cute niece…
 Organized future freebie fabric…
Finished a dress (from fabric said niece picked out) and little jacket for my niece to match her little sister's dress in this post
 Kitchen backsplash is in (squeeeeee!)…
 And, FINALLY, got curtain rods up and curtains made for my dining room. Yippeee!
Whew. What have you been up to? Teresa

Greece Bag!

Good morning Teresa,
This is a long overdue message to thank you for the two bags that you sent me a while ago. Just wanted to say hello from Greece, and show you that I use the one of the bags for carrying my lunch to work!! I chose to keep both, even though this one was originally intended for a friend, since I am a cat lady and a dog lady!
Hope you have a great day!! Many thanks again!
Chania, Greece

Amazing Gluten Free + Vegan Cookies!

I have been playing around with cookie recipes. I LOVE cookies but really wanted a healthier option. Almost immediately after my cookies are cooled I stick them in the freezer. They last for a super long time and taste great frozen or zapped in the microwave for a few seconds. Big Girl likes to take one out in the morning and let it sit until after lunch. She's a planner like that. Me, I just eat them frozen. YUM!

Here is the best recipe I have come up with. I sifted through several recipes and did a fair amount of experiments before hitting on this one. They are GF + vegan but don't let that scare you. They are SUPER good. Even Little Man and Hubby give them the thumbs up.
makes 24 medium or 36 small cookies
by Teresa Granath

1/3 c cashew butter (or other nut butter, almond, sunflower, walnut, etc)
1/3 c unsweetened rice milk (or other milk, almond, soy, etc)
2 tbsp apple sauce (or 1 egg if not vegan)
1 c coconut sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 c oat flour (I used this one)
1 c oats (regular or quick)
3/4 c almond meal/flour
1/2 c ground flax seed/meal
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c dried cherries (or craisins, raisins, dates, etc)
1 c cocoa nibs

Optional add ins: shredded coconut, almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.

1. preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. in mixer, beat nut butter, milk, apple sauce, vanilla and sugar well

3. add flours, baking soda, salt, oats

4. add dried fruit and cocoa nibs

5. mixture will be thick + sticky! make golf ball sized balls for 24 medium cookies, adjust if smaller cookies are desired

6. bake about 8 min or until lightly brown on the edges


Let me know if you make some and what you think! Teresa

Canada Bags!

As requested, here is a picture of the bags in use. Can you tell how heavy a load they're carrying? I just got back from shopping and had hubby snap a picture quick before I unload them.

I love them! They are my favourite colour. They go to the library and the grocery store weekly. Thank you!