I am so excited to introduce you to a fun company called, The Loot Bag Lady. I am also excited about another GIVEAWAY here on my blog! Before I give you the details of the giveaway, let me introduce you to Kathy who is also known as the Loot Bag Lady.
The Loot Bag Lady
Kathy is a fun, creative mom who creates funky, unique, quality loot bags. Her main business is supplying loot bags to children’s birthday parties, but she also makes custom loot bags for people of all ages. Her loot bags emphasize play, discovery, creativity, and fun. A winning combination by all accounts. Plus it’s one less thing for busy moms to have to think about when planning a party.
I spent a gorgeous summer morning hanging out with her in her beautiful workspace that sits at the top of their home. I fell in love with the work space. I love how light streams from both sides of the room through two adjacent windows. It was such a welcoming, happy space. It is the perfect workspace for creating party favours for little people.
Of course, her little assistant, Stella, had me at hello.
With my camera and my heart, I quickly began to observe the deep passion Kathy feels for her work. Her organized and beautifully decorated work space reflected how important this job was to her.
I loved how she tucked bookcases beneath the sloped walls that housed baskets of all her loot bag goodies.
The back walls housed shelves that held samples of her work. I adored all the themes! However, a few of my favourites include the Easter, spa, Halloween, and garden loot bags. So cute!
The big pine table that ran down the center of her room was the perfect space for her to spend her days filling her loot bags. I knew without a shadow of a doubt I was in the company of a kindred Spirit and her creativity had completely captivated me.
Nothing fuels my soul more than being around someone doing what they love. I definitely left Kathy’s world feeling energized and inspired.
So, without any further ado here is my interview with the Loot Bag Lady.
Interview with The Loot Bag Lady
What is your background and how did you become the Loot Bag Lady?
I was trained as a teacher, and I have worked with all ages. I have to say; I think the most satisfying work was with the little one’s who were just starting to read. I was trained in special education and have owned my own tutoring business teaching children with special needs. Tutoring was a wonderful business, but the timing didn’t fit in with my family schedule, and so I decided to start a different business that I could work on while my kids were at school. I loved creating my own children’s parties, and the loot bags were always part of this. I had quite a bit of positive feedback from my friends and family about my loot bags, and so I thought that maybe I could convert this into a business.
Does motherhood fuel your creativity? If so, in what ways?
Yes, motherhood does for sure fuel my creativity! I feel like my kids have taught me and continue to teach me about what is fun and what they like to get their hands into. My older daughter loves puzzles, she loves to figure things out, and she is very mathematical whereas my younger daughter loves to get dirty and she loves hands-on activities. I think my loot bags reflect what my children and most children love.
What does being the Loot Bag Lady mean to you?
I love running my own business; it’s a real avenue of creativity for me. I love creating new loot bags- it’s very satisfying to see a child receive one of my loot bags. I really try to make it a special experience for them.
I love connecting with other moms and other business women- they give me energy, and I hope I give them energy too.
What are you most passionate about achieving with your business?
I am most passionate about creating a quality product that the kids will actually play with. I really hope to create something that excites the creativity in children.
Lastly, what are some ways you stay inspired?
I stay inspired by the children, other business woman, and all of the hard working moms I know. Also, over the six years, I have run my business, I have partnered with many local businesses that inspire me to become better.
To enter for a chance to win ONE of the certificates please leave a comment below telling me why you would love to win.
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If you already subscribe to my blog, first of all, thank you, then just type “subscribed” at the end of your comment and I’ll give you a second entry, too. It’s a win win … at least it doubles your chances of winning.
So leave a comment. subscribe to my blog and keep your fingers crossed. The winners will be announced next Wednesday, September the 20th.
This giveaway is just for my Canadian peeps, as Kathy only ships across Canada. Sorry to my other friends … I’ll make sure you are included in my next giveaway!!
Good luck and Happy Monday!!!