The Birth of the TMI-Bag!
In 1999 I had an aha experience. Here’s the story.
At that particular time in my life, I was really into my horse blankets. I had them in my specific colors, embroidered and they all look beautiful.
Color and design had become an every day part of my life. I had been put in charge of running our families interior design business in Wayzata Minnesota. So my resources were unlimited.
After work one afternoon I went to the barn to find my blankets absolutely covered in hay, water, dirt and dust. Absolutely Filthy. I was furious! I had spent hundreds of dollars taking the time to make each blanket a work of art. I know that might sound funny, but it’s true.
I just stared at the DIRTY blankets!
A few minutes later I got Templeton out, brushed him, tacked him up and went for a ride. All
the while thinking about the mess and how much work I would have to do. I never had a chance
to enjoy the ride and that special bonding time with my sweet horse.
That night well lying in bed my little brain noodled over an idea!
The next day I went over and talked to my friend Tara. She was sewing for our shop at the time so
I shared my idea. I asked her to execute the design that day and she did!
I don’t do very well when grass grows under my feet. Actually it never has and probably never will!
The following day I took my new cover to the barn. I also had in-tow my garbage bag full of clean
blankets. I carefully placed my blankets on the bar, arranging them just so, and then I placed the
cover over the top and zipped it around the blankets, TUCKING them in!
Then just as I had done the day before, I tacked up my horse. This time I had a very enjoyable ride.
When I returned to the barn I had a group of people asking me where did I get that and how could
they get one? Can you say light-bulb – ding ding ding….
The following day I contacted a patent attorney and the rest is history. The Tuck’mIn BlanketBag®
I’ve always enjoyed embroidering my blankets and having my personal color choices. So I decided
that’s exactly what I would do with this product. I would make it beautiful and showy…. why not?
My bag gives you the opportunity to express your self with your logo, name, horses name, your
initials, even some colleges have my bags lining their stable isles. It’s virtually limitless. All you have
to do is have a little imagination and I can make your bag come to life.
A little side note. Because I can. Way back in the beginning, I was tickled pink when I recived my
first order from two very special Olympians. Talk about amazing! That list has grown.
Before we get into the features, I want to announce our name change. We feel this blanket
bag is exceptional because it can be used daily. Therefore