I'm a daughter of the King - a born-again Christian since I was 7 years old. I've been married since 1985 to the love of my life who has had a mid-life change of career from a computer software engineer in the audio industry to a pastor at an independent Baptist church. I'm a mom of 4 miracle babies - all prayed for hard and worked for after battling infertility. We live on Long Island a few blocks from the beautiful shores of the Long Island Sound and love to spend time sailing on that Sound and beyond. I'm a homeschooling mom and a college mom (!) and work part time out of the house (at church, so I can take my kids) as well as working on training a horse a few days a week. I love my life and thank God every day for allowing me to live it.
My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 where God says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." God has had a plan for me since before I was born and it amazes me constantly to see what that plan is at it unfolds before me.
I've gone through a change with my reuseable grocery bags. I had been using those tote bags that you can get at the store for 99 cents that are kind of a fabric but I always stored them in the way back of my minivan because they were so bulky to store and then I'd always forget to take them with me. But then I found something awesome and I will never go back.
Introducing Baggu. These are lightweight, nylon bags that hold a ton, hold up perfectly well and store in a small drawstring bag. I bought the set of 5 of them in blue and they are amazing!! The drawstring bag is pretty small - small enough for me to store in the front of my van next to my tissues and I will never have to forget them now!! I just tossed them all in the washing machine and they came out as perfect as when I first got them. I've been using them for about 9 months now and I can't see them wearing out anytime soon whereas my old bags would fall apart the first time I'd wash them. Oh - and you NEED to wash your reuseable bags because they hold a lot of icky germs and we need to keep them clean.
I've used these bags for the groceries (I can easily put $100 worth of groceries in these 5 bags) and for so many other things! Beach trips, laundry, work, etc. I love them and while they are not cheap, they are WELL worth the money if you actually remember to use them and NOT have your groceries fall through a worn out bag. :)