Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Mother's Day Gift

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."  -Tenneva Jordan

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8th.  There is a mecca of wonderful gift ideas for mothers this year and I wanted to take a moment to share with you one more.  Does your mother or grandmother use a walker or a wheelchair to get around?  Why not add a little style and function to her day with a handmade walker bag? 

This bag is designed to attach to side legs of the walker. It is designed so that it will remain in balance so the user can lift or push the walker without difficulty. Bag features front and back pockets that can be cutomized to fit your needs. Carry all your necessities and keep them within handy reach. This bag features two 7" pockets in the front with two 1" pockets to hold pens/pencils. Back pocket holds three 5" pockets handy for holding eyeglasses, etc.
The inside of the bag is fully lined for durability and features one large pocket handy for tucking away a sweater or reading materials. A perfect fit for carrying your bible to church. Handy for carrying your mail to and from the post office.

I would love to create a customized bag specifically for the special lady in your life.  Contact Me today with your ideas on how to reflect the personality of the user.

Monday, April 18, 2011

And the Winner Is. . . .

And the winner of a reusable ecofriendly shopping bag is Brittany!

Brittany said...

I love the handmade blue and cream tote! I collect those bags! Love the shop with them!
April 13, 2011 7:22 AM

Congratulations Brittany!  I will be contacting you to get your choice of shopping bag!  Thank you for choosing to go green this Earth Day and everyday! 

Thank you to all who entered and to all my new blog followers!  I look forward to sharing more of the inspiration we find in our day to day actvities with each of you. Welcome to new my facebook fans and twitter followers!  You will be the first to know about new products I have listed in my shop and special deals and discounts I offer!

Thank you for sharing your ideas on ways to be green in our day to day lives! There are a few new ideas that I am going to try to incorporate in my daily routine. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

What Are You Doing To Be Green?

Earth Day is right around the corner. While I believe we should Make Earth Day Every Day - April 22nd offers a good reminder to each of us to look at our daily routine and see how we impact our environment.

What is my family doing to be green?

We do our best to take care of our land. We live in the land of shining mountains, and wherever we go, we always try to leave a place better than we found it. When in the mountains, we only leave footprints and only take pictures. We have a reycyling system set up in which the kids are actively involved in deciding what can be reused and once a week we make the trip to the recycling facility with the kids, so they understand the bigger picture. We teach our children to conserve everything - water, electricity and food. I teach my children to take what you need and need what you take and not be wasteful. My kids are great about recycling their toys and clothes to those in need.

I use my Etsy shop as an outlet to make environmentally responsible products available. My upcycled dresses and handbags breathe new life into a discarded piece of fabric. My reusable sandwich and snack bags cut down on the amount of ziploc bags we use and my reusable shopping bags and library totes reduce the amount of plastic sacks we go through. When my 4-year-old plays house, she uses her small market bag to put her play food in when she goes grocery shopping. Of course there is always room for improvement and we are always evaluating and looking for new ways to incorporate "being green" in our daily lives.

So what is my latest attempt at being green? I am offering you a chance to win one of my Ecofriendly Grocery Bags! These bags are a must have. These make great gifts! With Mother's Day and Easter just around the corner, it is time to stock up.  Makes a great gift for a girlfriend or neighbor!

5 Ways to Enter:

1) Go to Prairie Wind Designs and leave a comment here with your favorite item from my shop. (Mandatory Entry)
2) Leave a comment here telling me what you are doing to "be green"?
3) Become a follower of  Prairie Wind Notions.
4) Become a fan of my Facebook Page.
5) Follow Me on Twitter.

Remember to enter in seperate comments so you can be counted for each entry!


The giveaway ends Sunday, April 17th at midnight (CST). The winner will be chosen using and I will post the winner on my blog Monday, April 18th. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you to arrange shipping and for you to choose your bag!

I encourage you to take a few moments to look at your routine and ask yourself what small changes can I make in my daily routine that will add up to a larger impact on my environment. Your first step should be to sign up for this fabulous giveaway! 

GOOD LUCK! <3 Misti