This morning when I woke up at 6:00am my son was still up. He suffers from terrible insomnia but that's not what this post is about. I asked him if I could make him some breakfast and he said bacon and eggs sounded really good. So I hopped in my car and drove to our little local market.
While I was there I spied these great oil cloth bags. I've been eyeing the 'green' bags that every grocery store has but they just didn't appeal to me asthetically. I'll be the first to admit that if I'm going to be a good global citizen I'm going to be stylish doing it.
So I threw this one into my cart along with my bacon, orange juice (and Diet Coke which is the real reason I was at the store at 6:15 in the morning).
When I got to the check out the store manager rang me up and he handed the bag to the bagger. I explained to him that I need to actually PURCHASE the bag before he started stuffing my groceries in it.
I actually am well ahead of the curve on this trend (and let's all hope it's not a trend - but a way of life) because I used to walk to the store with this bag all the time:
I like these bags because they have a little pocket sewn on one side that you can throw your wallet into.
They are a bit pricier than the bags the supermarket sells and honestly we just want to avoid putting more plastic and paper in the landfills so they don't have to be pretty.
But is sure makes me more apt to use them when they are. This is the next one I want to get:
I've seen them in various stores and boutiques but here's the website if you're interested (the website prices are cheaper than I've seen in stores but you have to pay for shipping). Another thing to note is that they are bigger than the average grocery store "green" shopper bag. And they are very sturdy. And very fun.