Homemade Reusable, Recyclable Baggies by my fabulous friend Maren Briggs

Love Life and Lollipops- Reusable, Recycled Baggies

For a long time I boycotted using plastic baggies (I also avoid like the plague tin foil and plastic wrap for various reasons I'm sure you can guess).  But more and more these days I find need for plastic bags: for wet bathing suits and messy snacks and the such.

I have to admit, though I really hate to, plastic bags make life easy in certain situations.  But I've successfully found replacements like my baggu bags for groceries and snack traps for after school fruit type snacks at the playground.

Luckily, my friend Maren Briggs is beyond crafty and supertalented.  She made me some amazing reusable baggies from recycled fabric scraps.  She sews amazing kids clothes for her etsy site with vintage fabrics and with the scraps from that she makes baggies.  How amazing?!?  And totally earth friendly and eco-conscious, I love it!

My bag is filled with her baggies compartmentalizing my life.  It's brilliant!


Etsy is the perfect place to find vintage and recycled goods!

Every once in a while I get sucked into the world of Etsy for an hour or two.  For those of you who don't know, Etsy is an online marketplace for all things vintage, antique, and homemade.  It's pretty fabulous, kinda like spending some time in a high end flea market, but in the comfort of your computer chair!

Here's what the Etsy About Page says:

What Is Etsy?

Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.

Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice:

Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.

Pretty cool, huh?

I thought I'd share a few things up on Etsy now that I wouldn't mind having around:

Vintage sweater on

Original, beautifully detailed and coloured antique chromolithograph of charming and spectacular breeds of chicken, printed in 1899.

These finds are amazing vintage frames. vintage amber bottles