Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Baby Guy’s Holiday Gift Guide!

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We are THRILLED our large Swoop Bag was selected among many other great companies and products to be part of The Baby Guy’s Gift Guide 2014! You can check it out here. There will be a huge giveaway happening, so head on over there and check out what all the action is about!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday & Cyber Monday SALE!

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Our BLACK FRIDAY Sale starts at midnight tonight and runs through CYBER Monday, Dec. 1st.  Save 20% off your order of Swoop Bags! Colors sell out FAST, so to ensure the color selection of your choice, I would suggest ordering now :) Please use promo code: holiday2014 at checkout: We are so thankful and grateful for all of our amazing customers and Swoop fans which make this business FUN and rewarding. Happy Thanksgiving to you and wishing you all a very happy and healthy holiday season. Cheers! Sarah

PS – You might notice that there is an awesome new COLOR on the site in the MINI section called SUN BURST! We had such a high request for a yellowish color so here you go! It’s a very deep yellow-goldish almost mango-like color. If you are looking for a super bold, bright pop of color in your home, this is the bag for you! We will officially be launching this color later, but for now… those of you lucky enough to snatch up the SUN BURST mini will get the first pick of the crop!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Real Simple Magazine Feature

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We loved opening up our October 2014 issue of Real Simple magazine and seeing Swoop Bags featured as their “#52 best organizing tip of all times!” from customer Erin Rooney Doland, Washington D.C. based author of Unclutter Your Life in One Week. (You can check out her blog here.) We’ll take that! Thanks Real Simple – what a treat :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Calling all Lego Lovers! Brickcon 2014.

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Lego office building creation

We spent this past weekend as a vendor at the amazing BrickCon 2014 Lego Exhibition here in Seattle. The level of talent that was at this event was incredible!! BrickCon exhibits models created by adult LEGO® hobbyists (otherwise known as the AFOL – Adult Fans Of Lego – community) from around the nation and the world! I was blown away by so many cool designs and creations and all the fans that came through the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. We had such great feedback and comments from people stopping by our booth to check out Swoop Bags! Since we don’t always hear from our customers since they make their transactions online, it was so rewarding to meet and talk with them in person and hear their stories and to be able to tell our Swoop Bag story.

We got lucky enough to have our booth set up next to Miss Courageous who makes super, cool, LEGO jewelry such as rings, tie clips, necklaces, money clips, hair pins other funky Lego-inspired designs.

lego Jewelry miss courageous brickcon

Moving down vendor row… there was the super, talented Mariann Asanuma from Building Secrets who was previously a master builder at LEGOLAND. Her motto: “From big to small I can build it all.” And that is true! Her booth was packed with Lego jewelry, key chains, bracelets and more.

Another vendor who also specializes in Lego designed jewelry is Cutebricks. Check out her groovy display and her online Etsy shop, too!

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We also met Joe Meno, Editor in Chief of Brick Journal – “A magazine for Lego® enthusiasts of all ages!” You can purchase a tangible hard-copy subscription to this magazine or read about recent articles online. I am thinking this would be a good gift idea for my kid’s friends or anyone who wants to know the latest and greatest about what is happening in the world of Lego®.

Another fun vendor was Brickshirts – check out their COOL designs!

shirts with Lego designs

We thank all the MANY people at BrickCon for making this event possible and to be able to be a vendor and share our Lego-inspired products with the Lego community. And of course, none of this would be possible without LEGO®! Thank you! (More vendors and sponsors listed here.) See you next year :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

What’s in your MINI bag?

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What’s in your Swoop MINI bag? Our MINI bag is not just for Lego pieces! In fact, it can be used as a cosmetic bag, for knitting needles and yarn, for kid’s snacks, golf balls, collecting rocks on the beach… the options are endless. I decided to feature our “Black Cat” Mini bag with all our favorite, tried and true, tested beauty products.

#1 Josie Maran SPF Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 – chemical FREE :)
#2 Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (exfoliant)
#3 Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo-Complexe (decreases frizz, adds shine and has an amazing scent!)
#4 Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer broad spectrum SPF 20 (very sheer, light weight, natural coverage)
#5 NARS (for a natural look their eye shadow colors are great)
#6 Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream (a little goes a LONG way – a more intensive moisturizer – all natural)
#7 ROC Retinol Deep Wrinkle SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer (a little anti-aging wrinkle control)

Head on over to our Facebook Page and we are giving away one BLACK CAT MINI bag today! Winner will be selected by end of day Friday, June 27th.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sample Sale!

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Our first ever SAMPLE SALE is here! These bags are our large size Lego storage Swoop Bag (44″ in diameter) and function perfectly, but just have a minor imperfection like small fabric flaw or stain, a crooked label or have been used as one of our samples. If you don’t mind a bag this isn’t “perfect” then these bags are for you. Also, you won’t be able to choose your own color – we will select it for you since we have a limited number of these bags. Get organized this summer and get that Lego mess under control. #swoopbagstotheRESCUE #bestlegostorage #thisLEGOmessisdrivingMEcrazy >>>

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother’s Day SUPER Giveaway with Freshly Picked!

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>>>>>>>>>> WIN a pair of MOCCASINS + a MINI bag! <<<<<<<<<<

We have partnered with Freshly Picked (recently featured on SHARK TANK!) to offer a SUPER Mother’s Day Giveaway Extravaganza! Now until Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, enter to win a pair of these super, hip, cool, leather, baby moccasins AND a Swoop Mini Bag. Winners will get to choose their colors of choice. Giveaway is over the end of day 5/11/2014. Winners will be notified via email. Good luck and Happy Mother’s Day to all those wonderful mothers out there :)
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Catch the wave ~ New Swoop Colors!

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Like, totally cool, new colors are now available on our site: BLACK CAT & TOTALLY TEAL. We have a limited quantity for these new colors and new colors tend to sell out quickly! /// ///

Friday, March 28, 2014

Kid’s Art Work.

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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

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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.