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Our Flippin’ Blogger

Hey friends!

I’m Amanda! And I kinda LOVE Flipped Bird. I might actually be obsessed.  Some may even call me a stalker.

Three years ago while living in sunny Los Angeles, I was in search of a new bag. I’ve never been one to get too fancy, skipping Louis Vuitton for something unique, beach inspired and fun. When my eyes first set sight on a Flipped Bird messenger, I was stoked. Out of my mind excited. Strangely, IN LOVE!

Fast-forward two years and I was no longer a Cali girl (although I will always bleed Dodger Blue and feel better with an ocean breeze running through my hair). Suddenly I found myself setting up shop in Phoenix, AZ.

A visit to a neighborhood hotspot, where a fabulously overflowing rack of Flipped Birds hung in the entranceway, reminded me of my sweet, sweet love. I knew there was a reason I’d moved from my beachside paradise to this desert oasis, Flipped Bird was suddenly at my fingertips.

My old bag, although still my favorite, had reached its point of retirement and was happily hanging in its special place in my closet. I was anxious for a new bag and without a second thought, began a shopping spree almost too grand to discuss. New colors, new styles, I needed them all.

I was an addict. Simply put, I couldn’t get enough and wanted everyone to taste a little magic Kool-Aid too.

So here I am, now the Flipped Bird blogger. Am I in heaven? Yes! Do I take this kick-ass job lightly? Heck no!

Elvis, the Flipped Bird doggie will make frequent appearances. We’ll be posting the first fun facts about new patterns and designs, the latest info on current items and a bit of this and that along the way.

Oh and I must mention…CONTESTS, PRIZES ,GIVEAWAYS!!!

Amanda’s biased reviews will also be coming at you on a regular basis. Why not, I am their biggest fan!

See you soon!

Amanda

“Cruiser” reversible tote and bike basket liner by Flipped Bird

Flipped Bird is super flippin’ excited about our new products and fabrics for the new season.Here is a sneak peak at a couple of new reversible bags! Stay tuned for lots more images. Say hello to my little friend… Cruiser. It is a great little drawstring bag that converts to a bike basket liner! Flippin’ reversible both ways! We gotta get to the beach!Cruiser by Flipped Bird

Flipped Bird takes the best of all worlds, our favorite pastime of cruiser biking inspired our newest tote. You can use it as a bike basket liner when your cruisin’. Take it out and drawstring it up to use it as a tote. No matter how you use it you can reverse it for a totally different look! We love to use it as a beach bag, market tote, bike liner or cute handbag.  Carry Happiness!™

Behind the Seams

Flipped Bird is frequently asked about what goes on behind the scenes and what it takes to make a small business fly. Besides the easy answer of lots of long hours that attempt to balance work and family there are awesome and amazing people embracing the “flippin’ be happy” mindset that allow Flipped Bird to fly. Its exciting and quite refreshing to find so many people who eagerly root for success.   Meet a few of the amazing smiling people who handcraft Flipped Bird reversible bags.

Cute dog picks the winner of new Flipped Bird clutch.

 

Watch the video below to see Elvis’ selection process in action. Thank you to all who participated. Flipped Bird hopes all your holiday wishes come true.

Congratulations to Maureen Szewc!! You are the lucky winner of a new reversible clutch.

Thank You Contest!

Its the time of year to count blessings and Flipped Bird has been very fortunate to have had another exciting year spreading reversible fun to so many of you. We greatly appreciate your business.

Thank You Contest

Flipped Bird is also thankful for all the local talented women who support each other’s dreams and we haved teamed up with three fast growing women owned businesses to create a “Give Thanks” prize basket to thank our fans for their support. The prize basket includes over $200 of amazing handmade products detailed as follows.

How to be entered 

The contest runs from November 13 through November 23rd. The lucky winner will be announced on November 23rd.

Good Luck!

If you really want to Occupy Wall Street do your holiday shopping at a small independent merchant.

Early this week while taking the kids to school I was singing along to a song by Vampire Weekend and mid song I crooned “a thousand little Julia’s” at which time my children argued that the correct words were “a thousand little Jewelers.“ (50 seconds into song)  After a quick google search it turns out, in this case at least, the parent was the “hip” one and had the correct lyrics. I  imagined the singer describing a scene where metaphorically there were a thousand copies of one of his friends.

 The image I conjured up led my mind to wandered to a great Flipped Bird friend named Julia and the almost 1,000 little Flipped Bird fans that have liked our Facebook page (a thousand little Julia’s). It is quite exciting and a bit overwhelming to think that there are many thousands of our reversible Flipped Birds traveling about the planet spreading happiness to their respective owners. In fact, many pictures have been submitted to Flipped Bird with happy FB bag and hat owner’s showing off their wears in unique locations or just with a great big happy smile.

The most gratifying part of our work is receiving your feedback and spreading happiness and we look forward to sharing more of this with you. As we approach the 1,000 mark on Facebook “likes” we will be celebrating names of those that are spreading happiness. Send us a photo of you emanating happiness with a Flipped Bird product and be eligible for our 1,000 happy fans celebration drawing for Flipped Bird products which will include a new reversible Flipped Bird bag (must like Flipped Bird on Facebook to win).

How to be eligible for free stuff…

  • E-mail your photos to behappy@flippedbird.com or upload your photo to Facebook and include your name.  
  • All photos will be put on the “world of Flipped Bird”   rotating globe found on our Facebook page. (click here to peek)
  • Pprovide your address because every submitted photo will be mailed a Flipped Bird hair tie.
  • Sharing or linking to this blog on your Facebook page (see below) or just posting the Facebook status “go here to flippin’ be happy!” with a link to flipped bird’s Facebook page will make you eligible for the drawing (just let us know you did this!).
  • Winners will be selected by Flipped Bird mascot Elvis the high flying dog after the 1,000 fan mark has been reached.
  •  More ways to be a part of the drawing/giveaway coming soon.