Smorgasbord Sundays: Owl Lunch Bag

Owl BagIf you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen a few photos of my newΒ Owl Lunch Bag.

But I’d like to show you more detailed photos because, well, I just think this little guy’s pretty cute.

The insulated lunch bag is actually supposed to be for children, but I don’t care – I’m going to use it to bring my lunch or snacks to work! (It puts a smile on this big kid’s face to know that I’ll be bringing along a little owl with me to work!) πŸ™‚

This was purchased from a Chapters/Indigo bookstore. (Yesterday, after having dinner with a friend and not making it to see Wreck-It Ralph like we originally planned, we decided to do some window shopping. Well, so much for window shopping!)

You know what? Sometimes I like browsing the children’s book section for fun because you can often find very creative, comical, and clever ways of presenting information that you’ll be hard-pressed to find in adult books. (Haha, well, not ‘adult books’, but books for adults. You know what I mean!) πŸ˜‰

For instance, there was a funny book with open-up flaps. Children were asked to ‘find the poop’. Yes, you read that right. In each scene, there was one flap that revealed a pile of poop! The first few pages were set in nature, but finally, the last one showed a toilet with a flap. Sure enough, there was poop floating in the toilet…haha! But the funniest part was the end. The flap was a door. When you opened it, there was a kid on the toilet telling you to close the door because the kid was pooping! Haha…yeah, I read the whole book in the store.

Here are some more detailed photos of the owl lunch bag!

Owl Bag

Cute Owl Lunch Bag

Owl Lunch Bag

Owl Lunch Bag for Kids

Cute Owl Bag

The red handle is adjustable.

Children's Owl Lunch Bag

Cute Owl Lunchbag

Cute Owl Lunchbag for Kids

The dotted line is where you’re supposed to write your name.

Insulated Lunch Bag Owl Design

Back of the bag

Owl Bag for Children

Lunch Bag Owl

I think it’s so cute how the zipper pull is a leaf!

Owl Bag for Kids

The word “zoo” has eyes!

Cute Monkey Bag for Lunches

They also had monkey, lady bug, and dinosaur ones. For all the bags, they also had little backpacks and a larger suitcase-like bag.

Maybe people will think I’m silly for wanting to carry around a bag that’s obviously for little kids, but I don’t care. I think it’s whimsical and well-made. Plus it sure beats the boring black cloth bag I’ve been carrying around to hold my lunch!

Have you ever bought stuff meant for children, but then used it yourself? Are you also a fan of owls like I am? What’s your favourite animal?


22 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Sundays: Owl Lunch Bag

  1. Janet "The KnitMaster"

    Adorable! I’d carry the monkey bag in a β™₯beat! There’s nothing wrong with having a whimsical side!

  2. Icequeen81

    You are silly? why ? when did that happen? Dont see any problem with the bag I opened the post to see it it is gorgeous. IF u are silly I am silly too I walk around with a BBW bat on my bag, a strange dog as key chain, and have a shirt with a dead bear soooo? enjoy it.

    It would be nice if thy make the model u have purple or that they make a cute bat πŸ˜€ or the pink cat in your site which I think is cool.

    Btw it seem well made indeed

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      Sometimes I’m silly…hehe! When I was considering buying this (and even after I bought it), my friend was laughing the whole time. Then again, maybe guys can’t understand wanting to carry around an owl kiddie lunch bag. πŸ˜‰

      Your dead bear t-shirt sounds fun! I’d wear something like that if the bear was cartoon-like and cutesy. Does it have “x”s for eyes?

      1. Icequeen81

        yes it is cartoon and has x for eyes and her clothes are stitched she is kind of phantom , she is a kind of goth cute bear.
        I wont wear a really picture of a dead bear πŸ™

  3. Angie

    Very cute! I actually have a kid’s lunch box, too! Mine is pink with colorful polka dots and a monkey. I also have children’s ladybug rainboots, complete with bug eyes and antennae! πŸ˜€

  4. Jessica

    So cute :). You should write your name on the dotted line! Haha I’m with you on the little kid thing–I don’t think it matters if it’s a children’s lunch box. Sometimes you just need something cute to lift your spirits halfway through a long workday.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      I will! πŸ™‚ But I want to write something corny on the dotted line…something punny and to do with owls. We’ll see if I can think of something.

  5. Lizzy

    hehehe Love it!! I had a Hello Kitty purse I got from Toys R Us forevers until the face came off, before that (through most of my 20s) I had a Rugrats bag shaped like one of the kids. I think it’s therapeutic to indulge your inner child from time to time. πŸ™‚
    Lizzy recently posted: Sinful Colors: San Francisco

  6. maria emma

    I am a fan of owls, i have like 4 necklaces, earrings, rings, hmm.. sweaters, a lot of stuff actually.

    and I love to buy products for kids, my husband hates it.. but since he never goes to the market with me, then he has to deal with all the kids’ stuff LOL.
    My lunch bag as a disney princesses one, but Bella, my crazy cocker spaniel, destroyed it. Now I have that is isolated and it is an adult one. πŸ™
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey maria emma!

      Haha, are you sure your husband didn’t put your dog up to destroying the lunch bag? πŸ˜› Sounds suspicious, if you ask me. πŸ˜‰

      You made smile because you’re so cute, especially when you wrote that last sentence…about just having an adult one.

  7. Julia

    This is adorable! I searched up these lunch bags on the chapters website, and they have so many different ones! If it’s not too much trouble, do you think you could give me the rough dimensions of the bag? Thank you in advance!

    On a different note, I’d like to say that I love your blog! I’ve just recently gotten into the world of nail polish, but the speed at which I’ve discovered everything scares me a little! Just 4 months ago, I had just one polish, but my collection is growing at an alarming rate. I’ve read a lot of different nail polish blogs lately, but I think I’d have to say yours is my favourite. I love how you review each polish individually and with so much detail, and your Smorgasbord Sunday feature is so fun! Plus, it’s always nice to discover Canadian bloggers, as I’m in Canada myself. Please keep up the great work! πŸ™‚

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Julia!

      Ohh, I didn’t even think to look at the Chapters website. Smart! I bet the selection is way better online than buying it in the store like I did.

      Okay, I very quickly measured the bag. These are the very rough measurements: 10 inches tall, 7.5 inches wide, and 3.5 inches deep. It’s a small lunch bag, so for an adult, you realllly have to stuff it to bring enough food. (Haha, I took it to work today for the first time, and I really crammed it with snacks and other things. I wish it was slightly bigger so that I could fit tupperware with heavier lunches, but it’s still cute, and I can carry my snacks at least.)

      Thank you for taking the time to comment! I’m happy to hear that you’ve been enjoying Swatch And Learn and that it’s your favourite! WOW – there are so many awesome blogs out there, so that’s a HUGE COMPLIMENT. THANK YOU! πŸ˜€ I appreciate the encouraging words. I plan to blog for as long as possible. πŸ™‚

      And…welcome to the wonderful (and dangerously addictive) world of nail polish! πŸ˜‰ They’re a bit like potato chips because you can’t just have one. As long as you keep track of your purchases and only spend within your means, you’ll be fine. πŸ™‚

      1. Julia

        Thanks for the measurements, Mary! And you’re welcome! Even though you may not have every single colour out there, I love your fun attitude, so always check if you’ve reviewed a polish before checking other blogs. Haha, I will do my best to not give in to every temptation!

        1. Mary Post author

          No problem! πŸ™‚ Which of the bags were you most interested in? I think the monkey is cute because the zipper pull is a little banana!

          Aww…you’re so sweet! THANK YOU! πŸ˜€

  8. Marta

    I love this post sooo much.
    It shows your great spirit and your incredibly fun approach to life (though life throws us challenges all the time, you keep bringing a positive outlook into mine).

    I would totally sport this lunchbag myself, if I had a real job that required lunch-bags πŸ˜‰
    I wonder at some children’s books also, and I read a LOT of them to my kids… it is so neat to see the world through their eyes and the more repetitive a book (Robert Munsch) the more they love it πŸ˜‰

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Haha, it also shows how immature I am. *Sticks out tongue* Seriously, though, if I had to make a definitive choice between being mature and being immature for the rest of my life, I would go with the latter because you have more fun and really get to enjoy your experiences.

      Maybe you could use the lunch bag to store something. Haha…store what? I don’t know…but I’m trying to think of a good reason for you to use to justify the purchase. πŸ˜‰

      It’s really nice that you read to your kids a lot. I know some parents who don’t do that. They just sit their kids in front of a TV and let the TV do the entertaining. That’s really sad! A lot of my happy childhood memories are of my parents reading books to me and telling me stories at bedtime. TV shows, no matter how exciting and fun can never overshadow good ole fashion books and storytelling. πŸ™‚

      Robert Munsch was one of my childhood favourites. My favourite was “Love You Forever” – a classic. It was one of the rare books that ever made me cry, and I loved it. (The only other books that made me cry were Charlotte’s Web, Flowers for Algernon, and Go Ask Alice…even to this day!) There are lots of books that can make you smile or laugh, but I find not many can make you genuinely cry, which is why I’m intrigued by those. It takes a different kind of writing skill to elicit tears, apparently!


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