Anyone who knows me knows that I am a purse and tote bag junkie.  I cannot resist a cute bag or purse and I cannot have enough tote bags to carry all my business and personal stuff around in.  One company that I often purchase bags from is Thirty-One.   (Okay to be honest, I own like half the catalog, I seriously love their products!)

Thirty-One was founded by a mom just eleven years ago. Cindy Monroe had a vision for “celebrating, encouraging and rewarding others for who they are” while providing excellent products, a fun shopping experience and unlimited income opportunity.

Something most people don’t know is that I was actually a Thirty-One consultant many years ago when the company was only a couple years old. (This was before I joined Tupperware).   I love that they are founded on Biblical principles and desire to empower and encourage women and am obviously still a big fan of their products and the company itself.

It is hard to choose, but a few of my favorite products include the Organizing Utility Tote, Large Zipper Pouch and the new Super Organizing Tote. I have several of the Organizing Utility Totes and the Large Zipper Pouches that I use both for personal and business.

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The Large Zipper pouches are the perfect size for a cute money bag at my direct sales parties. I have my calculator, ink pens, extra order forms and a small clipboard, change and my Square Card reader (for credit card payments) that I keep in there. Then I can just slide the customer’s completed order form and payment in the zipper pouch. It helps keep me organized while looking stylish too!  I have given a lot of these as gifts and prizes to my team members. I also use the  Zipper Pouches for other things like as a travel cosmetics bag or to keep all my boxes of jewelry in when traveling. They have a plastic lining that is easy to wipe off if it gets dirty.

The Organizing Utility Tote is another must have tool for my direct sales parties too! I use it to carry my party guest folders in, party planning and recruiting packets, plus extra catalogs. The pockets around the tote hold ink pens, business cards, door prize drawing slips, party invitations to give hosts, name tags and scotch tape.   If you are in direct sales this bag can help keep you so super organized!   While Thirty-One does offer custom monogramming, because of trademark laws they cannot monogram company names on their bags. I had someone local monogram mine for me though and they only charged me about $8.   For those who don’t have a small business, the Organizing Utility Tote can be used as a diaper bag, a toy bag for the house or for the car when travelling, a cleaning supply organizer, an outdoor beach tote or just an everyday tote to keep all your stuff organized.

Another product I really like is the Fold n Go Organizer with Notepad.  This thing is so cool. I actually use it as a carrying case for my Kindle Fire. The Kindle fits perfectly in the middle section. I keep the usb cord & ear phones in the pocket, they slide down in there perfectly. The zipper section I have a post it note pad and ink pen in but you could put anything in there.  The notepad still fits inside too.  It folds up and has an elastic band to keep it all together.

The newest Thirty-One tote that I absolutely love is the Super Organizing Tote. This bag is so big and it has the pockets around it like the smaller Organizing Utility Tote has. However this one has a zipper so it zips shut! This bag would be great for an overnight bag or for organizing kids sports gear or for so many other things.  I use mine for my direct sales business though as my vendor event bag.  I can fit so much stuff in this bag that it is just amazing!  I have all my business tools and supplies for when I do events in it like packs of catalogs and sales fliers, my Zipper Pouch money bag, another Zipper pouch that has pens, duct tape, scissors and other office supplies one might need when doing an event, tablecloths, party packets, clipboards, a container of business cards, the display signs and banners that I use and there is still room for more stuff left!  The outside pockets I have pens, business cards, hand sanitizer and I even have room for a 2 of the 16oz Tupperware Eco Water Bottles on the outside too.  I seriously love this bag and especially that it zips shut!  It is very sturdy and comes in several colors and patterns.

Thirty-One carries many different products besides just purses and tote bags in various patterns for women, men and kids!  Every month they have a great sales special and they come out with new patterns with each catalog.

Beth Knoll is a Thirty-One Independent Director and is one of our Shop from your Seat vendors! Beth is a busy stay at home mom of 4 kids ages 2-8. She joined Thirty-One to have the chance to have a little girl time and something for herself as well as an extra income for her family.

You can visit Beth’s website to view all the products and pretty patterns and even shop online at:  Beth has a Facebook group just for her customers that you can join to learn about product and gift ideas and sales specials too:  (Thirty-One does not allow their consultants to have fan pages, but they can have a customer group.)

Thank you to Beth for being one of our awesome vendors! Be sure to visit her website & comment below with what product you love most & would like to own!

*Disclosure: I received some of the products mentioned as compensation for this review. Regardless, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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Misty Kearns

  • I like the Cinch-It-Up Thermal Totes in any color…I’d use myself and give as gifts to a hostess for a party. I also like the Soft Wallets in various designs, but prefer lighter colors to be able to see them inside the purse I carry it in.

  • The Manicure Nail File w/ the adorable lil owls, too cute and I like the Timeless Beauty Bag in Black Pick Me Plaid, off the top of my head I’d take either of those and more I’m sure if I looked more!

  • I absolutely love the small magazine basket. I’d love to put that in my bathroom. I also like the hang up home organizer.. That would help orgainize the mess I have everywhere!

  • love the 5th avenue bag because a girl can never have enough purses! i also love the market thermal tote! we live in a town where anything worth going to is at least an hour away, and we travel a lot to our hometown…so it’d come in handy for snacks and such with a toddler!

  • I really want this cosmetic bag! Makeup is constantly just sliding all around my purse. This would make it easier for me to find it and keep everything organized!

  • I would love to have any of them…the Fold n Go Organizer with Notepad is my first choice. It would be perfect for my kindle, and would help to keep my notes in one place. Thanks!

  • I like the Organista Crossbody Purse because I do a lot of walking and I carry a lot of groceries home, etc, and my purse is always falling off my shoulder, so this would solve that! I love the Soft Wallet, too, it’s cute and I need a new one!

  • I like the Thermal Mini Zipper Pouch because it cute and I need something smaller for makeup.
    I also like the Retro Metro Tote for days when I go to the library.

  • I’m lovin’ the “U R U Scarf;” I could totally rock that beautiful, bright pink! I also really love the darling plaid “Fold and File.” I would want to stay organized just to use it!

  • I love the XXL Everyday Tote – it would be perfect for my daughter starting college in the fall – carrying everything around campus.

  • I’d like the Large Utility Tote and the Timeless Wristlet for no other reason than I love totes! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I like the XXXI Professional Tote because it would be great for taking my laptop etc, back and forth to work and it looks so professional.

  • I like the large utility looks like it could hold alot of stuff.I like the blanket nephew would like that

  • You’re going to be soooo happy with the new Spring patterns and new products just released last week. They have a new Ipad holder and they finally made the Organizing Utility Tote with and without a zipper! Plus the new patterns are awesome! 😉

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