Friday, March 28, 2014

Kid’s Art Work.

kid's art work, art creations, kidart
kid's art work, art creations, kidart

Do you have a pile of your kiddo’s art work somewhere, stashed away, on your “to-do” list of how to organize this ever-growing pile of creations? My philosophy has always been “less is more” but it is quite hard to decide the what makes the keeper’s list and what gets the boot. Maybe I am just too sentimental about them growing up? Maybe this is a no-brainer for most people? Who knows, but I still haven’t found a creative way to organize this. I have heard that selecting just 5 favorite pieces from your kid’s ENTIRE childhood and framing it or displaying it nicely might just be all you need to do. Looking back on my childhood, I was a drawer, but do I need to now see all those drawings now or do I want to? No way.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day. Our 20% off sale end at midnight tonight, February 14. Promo code: swooplove20 /// /// XO

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Swoop on Houzz

Architects, interior designers, and more ∨

From designer seating and office desks to message boards and credenza, create your dream home office.
From wallpaper to stencils, upholstery fabric to room dividers, design doesn’t stop at construction.

We have partnered with Houzz and were very excited to see our Orange Crush Swoop Bag + True Blue Mini bag featured in their story:
Instant Storage for the Kids’ Stuff:

“Show us a kid and we’ll show you an 18-wheeler full of toys. Seriously, how do kids accumulate more stuff than a dryer filter? Oh, right: We parents and grandparents spoil them rotten. And that’s how it should be. But having our child’s net worth in toys is the least of our worries. We’re more concerned with how to keep all the action figures, building blocks and stuffed animals neat and organized — and keep them from jabbing our bare feet as we shuffle through the house.”

In this photo you can find products from us, Swoop Bags (thank you Houzz!) as well as these companies that can help get you and your kids’ room organized and their toys in just the right places: Sprout-KidsMimish Designs, Mod Mom Furniture, OOTS!, Way Basics, P’kolino and more.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Swoop Bags Valentine’s Day promotion: Save 20% off on all orders.

valentine's day special
We love you Swoop fans! This week we are offering a Valentine’s Day promotion where you save 20% off on all orders. Use promo code: swooplove20 and spread the Swoop love! Good through end of day Friday, Feb. 14th. /// ///

Friday, January 17, 2014

Go Seahawks!

seahawks, superbowl
It’s FRIDAY FAN DAY and we are selecting one lucky winner to win 2 Swoop MINI bags. Head on over to our Facebook page for details.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cheers to 2014!

dwr contest

Happy New Year 2014! We started off the new year by entering Design Within Reach’s (DWR) photo chair contest. (See details here on how to enter). We love participating in creative contests like these, so above you can see our chair we submitted. So if you have any empty champagne bottles laying around, get your creative juices flowing and enter your photo!

• Use any or all of the materials (except glass) from no more than two (2) champagne bottles. Glue is the only permitted adhesive. You are not permitted to use any additional materials – including tape and/or paint.

• The chair must measure no more than 4″x4″x4″.

• Call for entries will begin on December 27, 2013. Entries must be received no later than 7 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

• Ten (10) chairs will be selected as finalists. If your chair is one of these, you will be asked to send your chair to DWR, and these 10 chairs will become the property of DWR.

• Please, only one chair and one submission per person.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Shop our Holiday Sale or you could say (Black Friday + Cyber Monday sale)

Swoop Bags Holiday Sale
It’s that time a year again for our annual HOLIDAY SALE!
Save 20% on your order of Swoop Bags. We ran out of colors early last year, so get a head-start on your shopping to get the colors you would like. Our sale goes through end of day Monday, Dec. 2. Use promo code: holiday2013
International orders: please read our shipping info here.
Domestic orders: to ensure that your package arrives before December 25th, place your order on or BEFORE December 18th. We ship USPS Priority Mail, 2-3 day delivery service. // //

Friday, November 29, 2013

Recap to last week’s post.

swoop bags hold a lot of LEGO

Last week we asked you all to guess how many pounds of Lego you think our LARGE Swoop Bag holds? Well, the answer is – 15 pounds! You can watch our VIDEO of my son dumping out his IKEA bin full of Lego into our large Gray Wolf colored bag.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Guess how many pounds of Lego our large Swoop Bag holds and win a bag – your color choice.

How many pounds of Lego does our large Swoop hold?

Head on over to our Facebook page and leave a comment telling us how many pounds of Lego you think is in the bin? Our large Swoop Bag which you see here in Gray Wolf is opened to 44 inches in diameter and will fit all those pieces in the bin! That’s a lot of LEGO! After you comment, your name will be entered into a drawing to win one of our large Swoop Bags of your color choice. Thanks for participating. Winners will be announced Saturday 11/23 and we will ship your bag out to you as early as Monday 11/25.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Swoop Newsletter (sign up and save 10% off your order)

sign up for our newsletter and save
Sign up for our newsletter when you visit our website and save 10% for a short time only (now until November 26th, 2013). We respect your time and only send out a few emails a year that let you know about promotions and upcoming events. You won’t want to miss out on our great holiday promotions coming soon at the end of November.

Also, we have updated some pages on our website like our Photo Gallery page, The Buzz… page and our Swoop 101 page. So if you are stopping by for a second, third or fourth time around we hope you take a tour and notice our changes. We are always looking for feedback regarding our site, so comments are always appreciated. Please send us an email at swoop {at} swoopbags {dot} com. Thanks!

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Hi! I'm Sarah Kirk, owner and designer of Swoop Bags (Seattle) and I'm also the mother of two busy, Lego-loving boys whose creative bursts often leave the house in a state of high-alert clutter. I am always searching for ways to simplify our home and to bring a sense of organizational Zen to family life with design in mind.


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Swoopbag Aquarium Tired of cleaning up all those Lego pieces? Swoop Bags are the ultimate, modern, toy storage solution + playmat in one. Ideal for Lego storage and other small toys. Cleanup made simple. Made from 100% sturdy, cotton canvas and durable nylon cord. Made in Seattle • USA.