I'm trying to start my new year on the right foot. E went off to school today with these great Eco Green Bags by my friend Kim Gilmore. This is a great alternative to plastic bags that aren't very "green."The interior is made from durable moisture/water resistant nylon (no PVC, no phthalates, no BPA) and can be brushed or washed clean. These bags are available online here or locally at Whimsies (Warren) or Craftland (Providence).
Don't throw away your old calendars! I just came across this very cute idea by Blah to Tada (yay, Google reader!!). She uses her old calenders as wrapping paper AND personalizes it. How cute is this? See her post with more pics here.