Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Still seeing lots of people at the Saturday Market in Eugene every week, just haven't been taking pictures. Seems to be wet every Saturday - ah, but the weatherman says sun next week. So ready for it. Even with the rain, we had a visitor stop buy to get a set for her Mom in California. Mom liked them so much that she ordered a set for her Mother and Mother-in-law. Nice to see that happen.
Meanwhile, Beth keeps finding fun fabrics and making new sets. Here's a picture of one of the new ones and we should have the website updated with them and others this week.
Hope to see you this coming weekend to check out our new Bag-bag sets (like above with a tote and 6 produce/bulk food bags) and our Six Bag Sets.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Just missed April Fool's for our first day of market for 2011. But, no fooling, it was a great day for sure. So nice to see everyone again. We didn't even get washed away so early in the season. Had some rain, but mostly sun and fun.
Our granddaughter, Lil was on hand and had fun petting and holding a bunny. Just one of the tons of things going on. I think her favorite thing was scoping out the bags that her grandma makes and sells at the market, but that's just my perspective (might be wrong). She ended up taking home a pet skunk - not a real one though - a little stuffed animal. Cute and doesn't smell as much - easier to take care of.
Hey, there's something for everyone, plenty for the kids to do and see. Good food, good people, good grief, come on down. See ya this Saturday, yes? And hey, if you forget to bring your own bag, just stop by and see Bzz Bags, we can help out with that one.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Been a while and excited to get back on that horse again! Saturday Market in Eugene 2011 here we come. It appears that Bzz Bags will be in the same location we typically have been (South Park near the bottom left of the map. It will be great to see some old friends and make some new ones too.
As is normal for this time of year, the weather may come into play, but so far the weekend is looking to be warmer than we've seen this year. I know people are certainly ready to be able to be out doors and the market downtown is as good a reason as any to get out and enjoy whatever Mother Nature has in store. We'll be there, rain or shine, so come see what new items we have to share.
Beth has been a busy bee getting ready. Lots of new fun fabrics and some new ideas and designs. I'm sure she'll be happy to share some pictures of the new season after Saturday, but you should all come out and enjoy it first hand.
See you there and we'll work on saving the planet together.
Friday, February 25, 2011
We're not really into making New Years resolutions, but I think being resolute concerning our environment and how we impact it is important and very doable. Our family continues to use our reusable cotton bags and discover new ways to avoid using things that will stay in the landfill for years to come. We've even started to use our own bags when we go to Subway to grab a sandwich. It's all little steps, but little steps make for longer journeys and that's what we're talking about here.
About a year ago, we reduced the size of our city trash bin to the smallest they have and typically we now fill up only half of it, if that! A lot of it is simply thinking before just letting our habits take over. Do we really need a container to carry this stuff we just acquired? If we do, can we provide one with what we already have? Can we compost or recycle instead of throwing in the trash? Can this "throw away" item be used by someone else? Tons of different ways to keep from adding to the landfill - as much.
So our personal challenge for ourselves is to reduce even more. Turn it into a game. Create great new habits. Care to join in?
So maybe more of this -
Instead of this.
I know we can do it - share your ideas and look around for what others are doing. And remember to Bring Your Own Bag to the store, it's an easy place to start.
So if you've got any ideas you want to share here, feel free to comment or put it in your own blog or mention it to someone, just take a step in the right direction. You know, it feels kinda good to make that sort of change - one you know is right to do.
Like we said, make a game of it. Have fun with it. See ya.