Friday, August 28, 2015

Fun Facts Friday...

Last Friday, I kicked of 'Fun Facts Friday' with a #fridayintroductions post, in effort that my readers could get to know me a little better. 
Today I'll be continuing the series, with a few fun facts about me!

Here goes...

1. Over the years, my hair has been every color of the rainbow except green. 

2. When I was 14, I traveled to Kenya, Africa for a month on missions through Teen Mania International. It was an amazing experience I will never forget.

3. Some of my favorite meals consist of seafood, sushi or beef.

4. One of my biggest dreams is to own a vintage Air Stream and travel all over the U.S. with my family.

5. Autumn is my favorite season... although I may be partial since I was born in October.

6. I lived in Seaside, California from 2004-2006. Monterey Bay, Big Sur and surrounding areas are IMO some of the most beautiful places on earth. The coastal life really stole my heart and I hope to make it back someday.

7. Yellow is my color of choice right now. I am really having fun using it as accents around my new home!

8. My family and I just moved to the country and are loving it. We are even getting a chicken coop today! It's fun to see my kids have a place to roam and adventure. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of playing on my parents farm.

9. I consider myself a pretty skilled seamstress, and overall am a very crafty person. However, despite several attempts to learn, I am completely inept when it comes to knitting and crochet. I am quite envious of those who obtain the skill. 

10. One of the most exciting things I've had happen to me since being in business is having KYEbags featured in Tiger Beat Magazine in 2011. I'm still amazed 4 years later!

Until next week!

xo, Kye

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday introductions...

A month or so ago, I made the tough decision to publicize a lot of my social media accounts, to see of it made any difference in traffic flow and sales. It was effective almost immediately in gaining both followers and sales. It was probably a move I should have made a long time ago, but you know, I really like my privacy and especially don't like my children on display for the world to see. 

Anyhow, all the new followers I have been gaining caused me to realize that most people probably don't know much about me, and those that have followed KYEbags for awhile may have lost track of who I am and what I do.
Thus, I have decided to start my own kind of version of instagram's #fridayintroductions. 
I'll start this week by introducing myself, then each Friday here on the blog, I'll share a few things about myself in order that you might all get to know me a little better :)

So here goes.... Hey! I'm Kylene...wife, mama, and WAHM of this little company I call KYEbags. My mom named me after Kylene Barker, Miss America of 1979, but most people call me 'Kye'... thus explaining the shop name KYEbags.
I am passionate about healthy and natural living, home birth (I've always wanted to be a midwife), and homesteading fascinates me. My husband and I just bought our first home in the country, and having a little piece of land to call our own is such a blessing.
I have two children, Pearl who is 3, and Sylas, now 17 months. They will always be first and foremost priority over my business, which isn't always a popular stance in this career-minded day in age. But I thank God for the creativity He's given me to work out of my home and do things I enjoy to make a little extra money on MY time. 
I love coffee, and one day aspire to open a coffee house. It's been a dream of mine forever. 
I love the conversation and relationship that so often comes out of a good cup of coffee enjoyed with friends new and old, and pine for the day I can open up a 'central hub' offering up the best Joe in town :)
I also dream of one day living by the ocean... It's the place that really has my heart.

xo, Kye

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fall product sneak peek!

I know I've been a little quiet on social media lately, but I promise I'm still around!
We are settling in nicely in our new home, however we have had constant issues with our internet service since moving in, which we hope to have resolved tomorrow.

Since the internet seems to be working this morning, I thought I'd take a quick moment to update you on a new product coming to the shop this fall! As you know, I have been doing a lot of reassessing my etsy shop over the summer, working on minimizing and putting my focus towards the products that really seem to do well and clearing out what is not so popular. (You can shop the clearance section HERE, for items marked down up to 40% off off!) 

One issue that continually comes up in the business of making and designing bags, is the constant need to adjust and increase sizing for the ever growing smart phones/tablets/computers of this day in age! For the past several years I have offered the basic trifold wallet with removable wrist strap, designed by As phones have become bigger and bigger recently, this particular design no longer fits most recent smart phones, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It's become evident that it's time to upgrade! So, I have decided to replace the basic trifold wallet with a new design, also provided by Michelle Patterns. 

Photos and pattern design provided by Michelle Patterns

The design of the new zip pouch is very similar to the trifold wallet I currently have in shop. A couple differences include the more clutch like design, and magnetic snap closure, rather than velcro. The new design still offers a handy zipper pocket and removable wrist strap for your convenience. 
Dimension on the new zip pouch are: 6.25" w x 4.25" h x 8" strap (16 x 11 x 20cm)

I will be ordering fabric for the new zip pouches within the next couple weeks. 
Stay tuned to our facebook page or instagram for updates!

Have a fashionable week!

xo, Kye

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Today only!

*Valid today only (8/12). 
Good on already made items purchased from the etsy shop only. 
Not valid on custom orders. 
Above code must be entered at checkout for discount to be applied.

Shop HERE!

xo, Kye

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday updates!

Happy Friday!

The KYEbags etsy shop is back up and running. Just an FYI that all orders place now through Sunday will ship on Monday, July 27th, as we wait on internet installation at our new home. Thank you for understanding!

We hope that all you locals will come out and see us next Saturday, August 1st at the Akron Farm and Flea Market! It's one of our favorite little markets to attend, and we are so looking forward to vending again in August and September!

For more info or to RSVP, please click here:

We are settling in nicely at our new home and couldn't be happier. It's such a peaceful haven and we're already loving the country living! 
Follow us on our instagram for photos and progress on our move :)

Have a great weekend!

xo, Kye

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Moving day!

It's finally here... moving day!

The KYEbags shop will be closed the next few days as we transition to our new home and wait on internet service in the country.... Yeah. 

Thank you for understanding!

xo, Kye