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Step Outside of the Box.

When it comes to deciding whether a design is right for a bag, a bag is right for the shop, or just needing to take a step back from the routine and little issues that come along with said routine, we Meatbagz broads have come up with a very scientific, time tested remedy:

We step outside of the box…

and into the car.

Meet Emy, Mackenzie’s pretty much busted but all the more loved for it convertible. And yes, we named her. If you haven’t noticed yet, we have penchant for naming things.

When we need to step outside our boxes…our homes, our work spaces, our present frame of mind…we head for Emy. We escape down the open road, yelling ideas back and forth over loud tunes and the rush of the wind, our cowboy hats firmly in place.

We’ve come to realize the true importance of getting ourselves out of our boxes: instead of walking into the same environment with the same problems (and, usually, the same unsatisfactory answers), we give ourselves a break. We change the scenery (often at an alarmingly fast rate), and, with it, we change our mindsets. We change our approach to questions, we change our answers, and usually we find solutions that work.

And what happens when the weather is too cold or too rainy to step outside of the box with the top down?

Well, that’s easy: we bundle ourselves in as many layers as possible, and, if necessary, we put the top up. But that’s pretty drastic.

So, next time you feel like you’re stuck in your box, may we suggest stepping out of it…and crank the tunes while you’re at it.


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Mackenzie is an award winning pie maker, a fast driver, and a screen printing mastermind. Kate is a designer, occasional neat freak, and tea drinking madwoman. They both believe in the power of good karma, air banding as a valid form of exercise, and that getting your hands dirty is a good way to keep your soul clean. Together they make up Team Meatbagz.

3 responses »

  1. Brrrr, riding with the top down…..

    I’m (now) a big music enthusiast. I use to only listen to one genre and that’s it. So, when I get “stuck” I search for something I may of passed up previously and jam away. Right now the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tom Petty have been crowding my playlist. Helps me relax and then the ideas get to flowing. Usually I’m driving so I need to pull over type in a quick text in my phone so I don’t forget and then go about my day! Now, I need to go back to the 50+ messages I’ve saved…..and act on them!

    Have a great day ladies!

  2. It’s not so bad as long as you’re bundled (and the heat is blasting)! Of course, we’re not driving these days, it being freezing and all.

    I don’t think we could do ANYTHING without music-it’s amazing how good tunes can get the creative juices flowin’, isn’t it? We haven’t listened to Tom Petty in awhile…maybe he needs to make an appearance today!

    Have an awesome day yourself!

  3. Pingback: When One Box Closes (or, Lessons Learned) « The Official Meatbagz Blog

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