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GinghamGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1318 Posts

Joyce
PE
Canada
1318 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2020 :  2:48:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like to host a zero waste swap. I've been inspired by our local provincial government, who banned plastic bag use on our island in July. I've been googling different things we can do to be zerowaste and some things that have come to my attention are plastic sandwhich bags, plastic cling wrap - we can use homemade sandwhich bags or beeswax wrap. Other ideas would be a re-usable shopping bag, homemade cotton pads, homemade menstrual cycle pads...the list goes on and on!

For this swap, you will need to either make or buy three zero-waste products for your partner. A lovely note to go along with it is always appreciated! Perhaps you can share some of your "green" journey with your partner. Sign-ups will go until January 15th, and mailing deadline will be February 1st. I hope you will join me!!

I got my kids to pick names out of a bag - so here are the partners:

Kelly - MaryJane
Dianna - Denise
Marilyn - Julie
Joyce - Cristy
Laurie - Karen

Please let me know if I missed anyone...and have fun swapping! Please post pictures so we can all get some new ideas for Zero Waste :)

Joyce Hein
Farmgirl Sister #6071
FGOTM April 2016

Edited by - GinghamGirl on Jan 16 2020 05:28:48 AM

MaryJane
Queen Bee

13655 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
13655 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2020 :  4:02:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Count me in. Great idea!

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4283 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4283 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2020 :  01:38:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have done some of those things, so I will join n in too. Thanks.

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.
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lovinRchickens
True Blue Farmgirl

3120 Posts

Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
3120 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2020 :  05:33:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would love to join. Thank you for hosting.

Farmgirl #5111
Farmgirl of the month October 2014 & January 2019
Blessings
~Kelly~
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GinghamGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1318 Posts

Joyce
PE
Canada
1318 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2020 :  05:37:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MaryJane, Marilyn, Kelly - I have you all down! Thanks for joining :)

Joyce Hein
Farmgirl Sister #6071
FGOTM April 2016

Edited by - GinghamGirl on Jan 06 2020 05:37:47 AM
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4283 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4283 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2020 :  09:12:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ladies, if you have not heard of Grove Collabrative you should check them out! I began to order from them in early 2019. They have a line of paper products called Seedling! These products are made from bamboo and sugar cane...no trees!!! I like that. They sell alternatives to some of the products I have been buying at Wal-Mart ...like cleaners in small tubes, that you are to 16 oz of water in a spray bottle. I love the glass cleaner and the floor cleaner among others. The microfiber cloths are so nice, luxurious! This seems to be a company that truly cares about the earth that God created and their customers as well!

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7474 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7474 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2020 :  3:16:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd like to join, Joyce!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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Quiltwright
True Blue Farmgirl

284 Posts

Cristy
Lake Havasu AZ
USA
284 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2020 :  5:06:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Please add me to the list


Enjoying the day!
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laurzgot
True Blue Farmgirl

1299 Posts

Laurie
Alvin Texas
USA
1299 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2020 :  6:35:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This sounds wonderful Joyce, so please count me in. Thanks for hosting this marvelous swap.

Hugs,
Laurie
Country girl at heart
"Smile and be yourself everyday."




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GinghamGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1318 Posts

Joyce
PE
Canada
1318 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2020 :  02:38:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful! I'm excited to see more people join - I put you down on the list Marilyn, Denise, Cristy and Laurie!

Joyce Hein
Farmgirl Sister #6071
FGOTM April 2016

Edited by - GinghamGirl on Jan 08 2020 1:39:55 PM
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

1909 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
1909 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2020 :  06:44:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love this idea Joyce. Please add me to your growing list.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado

Edited by - treelady on Jan 07 2020 08:03:04 AM
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7474 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7474 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2020 :  07:46:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been using the beeswax wraps and reusable "paper" towels. I do keep paper towels on hand for doggies messes. But I don't buy near as much as I used to. Also don't forget hankies. A great alternative to Kleenex.
I only keep a box on hand for visitors. There are so many ways to cut back on waste. We have a wood burning furnace and so get rid of lots of things that way. MaryJane's badges are a good way to find ways to cut down on waste when researching for them!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

1909 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
1909 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2020 :  08:04:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love my flannel hankies. We have had the same box of puffs plus for well over a year.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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GinghamGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1318 Posts

Joyce
PE
Canada
1318 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2020 :  5:18:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have you down, Julie! Welcome!!

Joyce Hein
Farmgirl Sister #6071
FGOTM April 2016
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7474 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7474 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2020 :  12:58:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie,
Do you make your own flannel hankies? Sounds like a great alternative!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

1909 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
1909 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2020 :  3:19:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I do Joyce. It is just a 8x8 square of flannel which I pick up in the remnant bin at our local quilt store. I just zig-zag the edges, you can use a pinking shear to cut them or even put a hem on them if you want to take the time. I keep a small basket of them in the bathroom cabinet, of course on in my purse and car and I always have one in the pocket of my chore coat. They get much softer with each wash and we never have a chapped nose anymore when we have a cold. I have found that using cheap flannel does not give you a very good product so I always try to use a good quality fabric.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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GinghamGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1318 Posts

Joyce
PE
Canada
1318 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2020 :  4:51:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie - that's great! I wonder if you could just serge the edges? Do you do just one layer - or two together?

Joyce Hein
Farmgirl Sister #6071
FGOTM April 2016
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

2456 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
2456 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2020 :  5:48:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joyce!!!!! I'd love to participate if not too late!!! Such an awesome idea!!!
Marilyn, I love Grove products! Just learned of them and joined in November!!! Great minds sister.....
Denise and Julie, such super ideas! Love all this so much! I've been making little changes here and there but this past year have been my biggest changes and hoping 2020 will bring even more!!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

669 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
669 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2020 :  7:50:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a fabulous idea Joyce. Unfortunately I do not have time to participate, but I will check in to see what clever things you ladies come up with!

Jill
Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

1909 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
1909 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2020 :  8:21:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Serging the edges works perfect Joyce. I only do one layer, but I am sure 2 would work just as well.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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GinghamGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1318 Posts

Joyce
PE
Canada
1318 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2020 :  02:16:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have you down, Dianna. Thanks for joining!

Joyce Hein
Farmgirl Sister #6071
FGOTM April 2016
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7474 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7474 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2020 :  07:35:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie, Thanks for the flannel hankie idea! Great for sore noses.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4283 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4283 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2020 :  08:06:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will be making some also. Great idea Julie.

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5693 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5693 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2020 :  8:39:30 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I cannot join in because I will be gone most of January, but I can't wait to see pix of what people come up with. I'm all for zero waste.


Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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kkprice
True Blue Farmgirl

301 Posts

Karen
Davisburg MI
USA
301 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2020 :  3:23:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sign me up! What a great idea and a fun way to push me forward a bit more. Thanks.

Karen

DreamsofDandelionsandChickens.blogspot.com
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GinghamGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1318 Posts

Joyce
PE
Canada
1318 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2020 :  4:07:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great, Karen! Iím excited youíre joining us.

Joyce Hein
Farmgirl Sister #6071
FGOTM April 2016
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