Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thirty One Review & Giveaway


I have said this a million times, I know, and I'm sorry for sounding like a broken record, but I LOVE bags. Like seriously, it's an addiction. So when I was approached by the Senior Executive Director of Thirty One, I obviously could not pass up the opportunity to work with her!!

Photo used with permission by Thirty One

Every Thirty-One style was designed with you in mind. They’re all fun and functional solutions that make your life a little easier. Whether you’re looking for style, organization, the perfect giftable item or a little bit of everything, you’ve come to the right place!

From totes or purses you can wear while you’re out and about, thermals to help you transport food and drinks to a party, or organizational items to help you keep your house neat and tidy, Thirty-One has a solution! Our Consultants will have you believing in styles that fit you perfectly.

Senior Executive Director Kahne Witham began her journey with Thirty One back in December 2009 when she began looking for a way to provide additional income to her family while still staying home with her children. Wanting to stay true to herself, Kahne searched for something that would be fun, girly, and rewarding! When she learned about Thirty One she was immediately intrigued and dove in head first. Now, four years later, she is the Senior Executive Director of Thirty One and can honestly say that she loves her job.

Kahne, and Thirty One, generously let me choose which item from their spring collection that I would like to review and after careful consideration I chose the Organizing Utility Tote in the print Lotsa Dots. Although the print wasn't necessarily my favorite (I love Island Demask print), I had big plans for this bag and I knew what I would be doing with it prior to receiving it- so of course, I had to have it match the area that it would be "living" in! The Organizing Utility Tote is exactly how the name describes it- organizing! Measuring 15.5 W x 10.25 H x 6.5 D, this bag features three pockets on the front of the bag (they're much deeper than they appear!), two on the back, and two mesh pockets on the side! The inside is wide open space which is perfect to maximize the amount that you can pack in it. The bag itself is lightweight and fits perfectly under your shoulder if you are carrying it around with you.


Front

Back

Inside

So what can you use your Organizing Utility Tote for? The possibilities are endless! Prior to making a decision on the print, I thought for a good hour on what exactly I would use my organizing utility tote for. Tons of ideas crossed my mind such as organizing my personal products in the bathroom, organizing the laundry room, under the desk for files, next to my bed for books, to hold toys in Baby A's room. The the light bulb went on over my head and I knew what I would use it for! To organize the tornado that is what I like to call the back seat of my car! I try to keep my back seat clean, I really do, but when you have a seventeen month old who loves to throw things sitting back there, trying becomes near impossible. I knew that with the help of an Organizing Utility Tote I could keep my car clean again!!  The reason I ended up choosing the Lotsa Dots print is because I drive a Honda Accord that has a beige interior! The Lotsa Dots print is beige, cream, and chocolate brown (the handles), and I knew it would match perfectly and not stick out like a sore thumb like my first choice-the Island Demask- would. 

When the bag arrived I couldn't wait to organize. Inside of the bag I put Baby A's two "in case of an emergency" blankets, The front three pockets became my "emergency diapering station" equipt with ointment, a wipes case with wipes, changing pad, cloth diaper cover, and an extra pacifier. The back two pockets became a home for my emergency umbrella (hey, you never know when it will start monsooning) and the other pocket now holds an extra dog leash and doggy potty bags. In the mesh pockets I put a toy for Baby A and the manual to his car seat! The bag would hold a LOT more in the main part of the bag but I figured everything else that was floating around in the car wasn't really necessary and I put it away in the house. Since adding the Organizing Utility Tote to my car, I can honestly say that my car has looked as it did prior to having a baby! My only wish is that I had gotten this bag much sooner!


What would you use an Organizing Utility Tote for? 


To Purchase: Visit Kahne's Thirty One Webpage and have fun shopping! I'd love to hear about any purchases you make!

To Become a Thirty One Consultant: Join Kahne's Team and start making your passion a career!

Want to try out your own Thirty One bag?

Kahne Witman, Senior Executive Director of Thirty One wants to give one lucky MCO reader a $50 Gift Certificate!!

Enter Below


A Winner has been chosen! Congrats to Julianne Kay Johnson! 


The Giveaway will close late on the evening of February 25th. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter which uses Random.org. The winner will be announced both on Rafflecopter as well as MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Thirty one. Must be 18 years and older. Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for the prize shipment. US Only.

*This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions, what works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Thirty One however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review.


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52 comments:

  1. I'd probably get the organizing shoulder bag!

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  2. I'd like a fold and file!

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  3. I love the totes, there are sooo many to choose from, I would pick one with polka dots lol and I voted :) ty for the giveaway <3

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  4. I'd get 2 URU keep it totes since I dump all of my purse, coupons, & paperwork into reusable grocery bags right now & was just thinking today I really need something to better organize everything.. & part of my purchase is donated to charity!! I used my coupons to donate whenever I can!

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  5. I would buy the Retro Metro bag it looks really nice and can hold a lot of items

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  6. your way rectangle for my sons toy cars.

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  7. I have wanted the large utility tote for awhile now.

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  8. I would get a organizing utility tote and keep-it caddy.

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  9. I would get the Room for 2 Utility tote!

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  10. I would get Inside-Out Bag. It's so cute and i have the choice to flip it for another design :D

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  11. I like the fold n file and the hang up wall organizer!

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  12. Metro retro cross body purse! SO CUTE!

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  13. i need a cute clutch for going out simply

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  14. I would get the Organista Crossbody purse in Turquoise Cross Pop!

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  15. I think I would get the Organizing Shoulder Bag

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  16. I love the retro metro bag.
    Amber Porter

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  17. voted and i would get the retro metro bag

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  18. I like the metro crossbody

    aggiegrad02@gmail.com

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  19. I would get the organizing shoulder bag

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  20. i would get a large utility tote and a mini utility bin

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  21. I'd get the note cards with envelopes
    elysesw@aol.com

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  22. maybe the cindy tote. i love all of their items!

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  23. easy breezy tote or inside out bag..so many wonderful options!!

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  24. might get double thermal organizer
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  25. I would get the Timeless wallet as my wallet has had it! lol! Thank you so much!

    Erin E
    fairfractal at gmail dot com

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  26. I think I would get the Fold N File and Fold and Go Organizer. :)

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  27. i like the skirt purse

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  28. I like the organizing shoulder bag and the home organizing haning file.

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  29. U R U thermal tote Thank you Vicki

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  30. Of course I voted today! I love the large utility tote!

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  31. If I won, I would probably get a Cindy Tote, Super Organizing Tote, or Casual Cargo Purse

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

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  32. Large Utility Tote in Black pick me plaid
    vikki.billings@yahoio.com

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  33. I would spend it on the Organista Crossbody Taupe Ripstop. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  34. I love seeing Thirty-One consultants donating to online contests!

    Good luck everyone!

    I'm an independent consultant for Thirty-One and love it! Great company, great leadership and most important... great products!

    ~Christie Strayer, Orange County CA

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