Thursday, April 7, 2016

On the Go with Thirty-One : Review & Giveaway

As a mom of four, I am always on the go! Life is certainly busy and there's NEVER a dull moment.

On those days when I feel completely overwhelmed, I take a deep breath and allow this thought to run through my head: One day, much sooner than I expect, the noise and chaos will come to an end. And I know, without a doubt, that I will be wishing it all back. Every single crazy moment!

That being said, staying calm and organized amidst the chaos is a tough job. I am always on the lookout for products that keep my life organized and work for my busy lifestyle!

When Marci, a very sweet reader, contacted me about a review/giveaway opportunity for Thirty-One, I jumped at the chance!  One of my most favorite items ever is a Thirty-One key fob that fits perfectly around my wrist. I had a few other small items from Thirty-One in my home and I knew of the utility totes, but I didn't really have any idea about all the other incredible items they offer!

Marci suggested a few items for me to consider: the soft utility tote (with drawstrings to make it different sizes), the around the clock thermal, and the fresh market thermal. I loved everything she suggested (and so much more like the awesome Oh-Snap Pocket)! 

It was a difficult decision, but I finally chose the Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote in Preppy Pop.  I thought it would be perfect for all our outings and errands!  Marci had the tote personalized with my name and threw in a matching Hang-It-Up Key Fob to replace my beloved, but very worn key fob.

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The Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote did NOT disappoint!  Not only is the bag very durable, but the pattern is fun and the size is perfect. I like how it zips closed to protect the items inside the bag and I absolutely love the 7 roomy pockets on the outside of the bag. We never have enough pockets to hold all of our drinks, and with this bag, we do!

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Thirty-One Zip Top Organizing Utility Tote
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The Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote is absolutely perfect for moms on the go!  (But not just for moms.  I would have loved one of these during my musical theater years!)

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I have to mention this super awesome Hang-It-Up Key Fob, too.  It is even better than my old key fob from Thirty-One.  It still loops perfectly around my wrist, but it has a nifty little loop on one end so I can hang it up at home AND an even niftier little  hook on the other end so I can hook it onto my tote straps, purse straps, or even my stroller!!! NO MORE LOST KEYS! Plus, it's only $5...such a great gift idea for family and friends!

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As soon as I received the Zip-Top Utility Tote, I packed it up for our weekly outings!

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Here's what I keep in my now favorite tote:
  • Diapers, Wipes and a Changing Pad (Diaper Strap and Pad from Anchored Arrow Co)
  • Sunscreen
  • Mini First Aid Kit
  • Lip Balm (absolutely essential for my well being)
  • Hair Elastics
  • Extra Bottle of Water
  • Reusable Water Bottle (me)
  • Take and Toss Straw Cup for Liam
  • Reusable Water Pouches for Dylan, Lexie and Lily
  • Goldfish
  • Lollipops
  • Playpack, Notebook and Pen
  • NeatCheeks
  • Sidewalk Chalk
    I'm sure the contents will change depending on the season, but my tote is stocked up and stored in my SUV. We're prepared for all of our spontaneous outings!

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    Thanks to the Zip-Top Utility Tote from Thirty-One, my family is always ready for an adventure!

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    {GIVEAWAY} 

    Marci was kind enough to send a Thirty-One bag for one of my readers, too! Up for grabs is ONE awesome Sling-Back Bag in Navy Perfect Pendant!



     Thirty-One Sling-Back Bag

    You can enter on the rafflecopter widget below.  Giveaway will end on 4/15/2016 at 12:00 AM EST.  Entries will be verified.


    Good luck!

    Thank you, Marci, for sponsoring today's post and sharing these awesome items!

    *I was provided with product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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    23 comments:

    1. I love Thirty-One! The fun designs and colors speak to my heart. I have a bag like that for Cameron as his travel bag and love it. I need one for myself though. I love the idea of using it for all of our out and about goodies. Such a great idea. And that key fob is awesome.

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      1. Jessica! I agree, the patterns and colors make the items THAT MUCH BETTER! I would love to help you find something for yourself! Message me on my facebook page or e-mail me at marcimies (at) gmail (dot) com. There are great April Promos too!

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    2. I love thirty one! I have so many of their products. One of my favorites is the zipper pouches. I use one for the diaper bag to hold Wyatt's diapers, wipes & changing pad.

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    3. Amy! I love that idea for the zipper pouch! I can't wait to share it with some of friends who will be new moms soon. I currently use my zipper pouches to hold my knitting projects!!!! The Double Duty Caddy is on special right now and is great for kids!!!

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    4. I have yet to try Thirty One, but I always love the products I see that my friends have bought. I need to get some of their utility totes to keep in my car! That tote you chose is cute!

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      1. Leslie, let me know if you have any questions!!! :)

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      2. https://www.mythirtyone.com/1793094/shop/Catalog/BrowseCatalog?categoryId=S105&isSummary=False&page=1

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    5. I love Thirty-One. Someone gifted us a lunch bag when Jacob was born and I used it to tote his bottles to daycare every day. It was insulated so I would just stick an ice pack in there and it kept them nice and cold.

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    6. I haven't tried anything from Thirty One before. but that tote you have looks perfect for me!

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      1. Thirty-one is awesome! The best part is company is all about empowering women! Let me know if you have any questions!

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    7. Love 31 products and their message! I have so many utility totes it might be a problem ;)

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      1. Hahah! Kristine, that is one of the reasons I became a consultant!

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    8. 31 products are so cute! My favorite is the large utility tote. It's perfect for the pool or beach, or even just to pack up food for a pot luck with friends! I also love using it in the back seat with the kids for road trips. I can pack it full of snacks and toys to keep them busy!

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    9. I love 31! I have a few items and you often find me carrying one of my over-sized utility totes around.

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    10. Dang, I don't love Twitter but I do everything else. :) Love that key chain!

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    11. One of my best friends absolutely loves Thirty One products and has a huge collection of them. I have been thinking about trying them for quite some time but haven't made the plunge yet.

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    12. I use my 31 bag as our diaper bag too! It was a gift from a student when Kinsey was 2 and its hardly gotten dirty in the past three years! Great quality and durability. I also have the travel flat iron pouch that I adore.

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    13. I am definitely loving some of their organization products, but one I would love to get for my daughter is a sling back bag in purple with personalized with her name in white lettering and maybe a pawprint since they are the Panthers... she starts high school next year, so it would be perfect.

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    14. Thirty-One is an amazing company and I'm happy to own many products! My favorite is the Organization Utility Tote in my daughters cheer squad colors. It keeps all her game day needs!!!!

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    15. Love thirty-one. Just got all the girls hair stuff organized with the door hanger thingy. Love it!

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    I love hearing your thoughts and ideas! Let's connect!