Friday, June 17, 2011

Thirty-One Review and Give-away

Thirty-one is a consultant based company created by and for women that sells beautiful purses, totes, bags and other organizations tools for your home.




I hadn't heard of Thirty-one before Amy, a consultant, sent me several of their products to review. I was thrilled to receive the package last week. She generously sent a Large Utility Tote, an All-In-One Organizer and two Thermal Totes. Besides being visually striking and well made, I knew immediately that they would be so useful during our family vacation.

Anticipating the cold weather in Yellowstone, I filled the Large Utility Tote with jackets for our entire family. the tote fit perfectly between the seats in the van. It kept the jackets organized and accessible. I was able to quickly grab jackets for everyone whenever we stopped along our journey.

Now that we're home, I can think of dozens of uses for the Large Utility Tote in my home. Because our house is rather small and full of people, I'm always looking for ways to be more organized. The Large Utility Totes would be perfect for under-the-bed storage. One would fit just right under the end table in the loft. They would come in handy for storage in the laundry room or the bedroom closets. They would also be great to use for toy storage in the kids' rooms.

Now that we're home from our vacation, I can't decide if I'm going to use this one to store all the hats, mittens, and scarfs that hopefully I won't need this summer or if I'll keep it handy to pack with beach towels when we head to the pool. I suppose I better order another one or two or three. And right now, for every $30 you spend at Thirty-one you can get a Large Utility Tote for just $9.



It only took me a minute to figure out how I could best use the All-In-One Organizer on our trip. Our books, scriptures and card games fit just right in the organizer and slid nicely under the seat of the van. I didn't get many opportunities to read on the trip, but the books were right there and accessible if I needed them. Because books fit so nicely, I think I might keep the All-In-One Organizer near my bed with my to-read books. The All-In-One Organizer would also work well as a diaper-changing station, or packed with treats for the game.

The Thermal totes are so cool (literally). You can carry your lunch or snacks in style. They are beautiful and yet so handy. They were very useful during our vacation when we went on small hikes around the geysers and for our picnics.

The exciting news is that Amy is offering one Thirty-one thermal tote as a give-away to one lucky reader. It will embroidered with the winner's initials.

To enter you must:
1. Spend a few minutes checking out the beautiful products sold by Thirty-one on their website.
2. Come back to this post and leave a comment telling me how you would use a Large Utility Tote.
3. Be a follower of Utah Mom's Life.

For additional entries:
1. You may get additional entries by tweeting this give-away or sharing it on Facebook or your own blog.
2. You can also get an additional entry if you order something from the Thirty-one website.
3. Be sure to leave an extra comment for each thing you do.

The give-away contest will be open for entries until Thursday, June 23rd at 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced on Friday, June 24th. This contest is open to residents of the US only.

95 comments:

Kerri said...

Oh I'm the first to comment. I could use these either at home or in my classroom:) I love the idea of the big one in the van with books, cds and extras.

Kerri said...

I'm a follower:)

kanewoman said...

I LOVE Thirty-one! I plan to use the Large Utility Tote this summer for our stock of beach towels! Won't that be handy when we head to York Beach?

kanewoman said...

It's on facebook!

Christine said...

I have over a dozen Thirty-One bags - I LOVE them!!!!

Tara L. said...

Cute Stuff. I would use it in the car here to keep snacks and drinks cold while on the go. We are in Las Vegas and it is hard to keep anything or anyone cool here.

Kathryn said...

I would use the big tote for going to the library and carrying all the books to and from. :)

Kathryn said...

I put it on facebook...

Ammon and Jen said...

So cute! I would definitely use it for car trips. Our small cooler is much too small and the regular sized cooler is much too big. This looks about perfect!

Melody J said...

I would use this tote for picnics, day trips, vacations....so many things.

Melody J said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/_melodious_/status/82541924308881408

jbmthill said...

I would use a large utility tote for grocery shopping as a reusable bag and also keep it in my car for anytime I need to carry "stuff" !

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jbmthill said...

follow you on gfc as jbmthill

jbmthill said...

tweeted
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jbmthill said...

shared on facebook
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The Queen Mommy said...

I would use the large tote to carry books to and from our library. I would also use it on driving trips to organize my kids puzzle books, reading books, babies and crayon boxes!

Anonymous said...

i love these totes- i have a lunch bag for my kids- i would use the large tote for grocery shopping-leaving it in the back of the car to keep the groeries in
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kellyr78 said...

I checkout out their Site. I would use this tote to carry things for my kids, drinks, snacks, napkins, small toys to keep them busy ,and a book for me. I follow you on GFC(kellyr78)
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kellyr78 said...

Posted giveaway to fb
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Jolynn_Reads said...

I'd use it for my water bottle, snacks, &lunch for work.
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Jolynn_Reads said...

I'm a follower & I love your Yellowstone pictures.
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Lynn @ Savings Soiree said...

I would use the tote around the house to help stay organized. With a 3 year old & new baby coming I need all the help I can get :)

Lynn @ Savings Soiree said...

I am a follower.

jenspurg said...

I would use the tote to take things to softball games. We always have so much to keep up with, this would work great.
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jenspurg said...

Follow on GFC.
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jenspurg said...

tweeted. https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/83203481556619264
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Danielle said...

I love Thirty one! I have two of the large utility totes and I use them to take snacks, toys, etc.. on vacation.
I'm also a follower :)
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Liz said...

follow you on gfc and took a look around the Thirty-One website (already know I love them though, have quite a few items from them)
I would use the large utility tote for holding toy I think, but so many possibilities!

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Liz said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/lizgiver/status/83241426946756608

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Liz said...

shared on fb
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Liz said...

shared on my blog
http://giveawayobsession.blogspot.com/2011/06/ending-june-23.html

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Diana said...

I follow on GFC and would use a large tote to carry scrapbooking items in
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Eddie and Kristi said...

I'd use this in the car to keep track of all the baby things :D! I follow via gfc as Kristi S.
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Mandy said...

I follow on GFC and would use it for my trips out this summer, pool etc
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Life with Levi said...

I would use a large utility tote to store toys in our living room for my boys
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Life with Levi said...

I am now following your blog
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Texas Type A Mom said...

I would use the tote as an overnight bag when traveling to my parent's house.

I follow you publicly via GFC - Kelly T/texastypeamom
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Anonymous said...

I would use the tote to carry all my fam's beach towels and toys (there's six of us)!

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Anonymous said...

I follow via GFC as Krista

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AJ said...

I would use it as a diaper bag or save it for my new daughter for all her 'girl' things.
aj
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AJ said...

I shared on facebook
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Chelsie P. said...

I would use the tote to contain all of the things that roll and bump around in the trunk of my car (ie- volley ball, shoes, bottles of diet coke that bought in large amounts on sale)! Thanks for sharing! :-)
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Chelsie P. said...

I posted on facebook too :-)
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Cassie said...

How handy would that large tote have been during baseball season! I seriously think I could use one in every room in the house!!...but, since it's summer and the warm weather has finally arrived, I think it would be perfect to carry all the stuff our family would need to go to Seven Peaks!!
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Cassie said...

I'm a follower :)

Shilo said...

I would love to use that bag anytime we went swimming. It'd be perfect for towels and little floaties!

- Google's giving me trouble as well!

lonniebraby@yahoo.com said...

I would use the totes for sports events, travel, household, and everyday use. My kid's would use for school bags and supplies. Love it!!!

Shawna said...

Visited Thirty One Website. mommy2rylie@ymail.com

Shawna said...

I'd use the Large Utility Tote for my small diaper bag. mommy2rylie@ymail.com

Shawna said...

Follow this blog via GFC (mommy2rylie) mommy2rylie@ymail.com

Shawna said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/Mom2RyliePaige/status/83927189996847104 mommy2rylie@ymail.com

Shawna said...

Shared on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/Mommy2Rylie/posts/139627189445480 mommy2rylie@ymail.com

Shilo said...

FB'd it!

Shilo said...

Blogged about it!

April said...

My husband could use this to store things in his camper!

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Momnerd said...

Ooh, their stuff is so cute!! I Love the carefree bag! I would use the giant tote to either keep our library books or to take to the pool! Great giveaway!

Momnerd said...

Shared on FB!

lisa said...

Follow via GFC LisaMarie & would love this for the beach stuff!

Schkinner said...

GFC follower (schkinner) and love the idea of keeping it in the car to hold everything the kids need on a daily basis for car rides!
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Schkinner said...

Tweeted
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Schkinner said...

Shared on FB (Schkinner Saves)
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Tara Oliver said...

I could totally take this to the pool with all of our swimming stuff! I love their patterns!
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Tara Oliver said...

I'm a new GFC follower!
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dfraley3 said...

Did all 3 first steps. GFC Follower Debra F
I would use it when we go to garage sales or flea markets to carry our treasures and to carry pop etc.
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dfraley3 said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/dfral/status/84011263981666304

Julie said...
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Julie said...

I could take all of the pachees, toys, pullups and baby wipes, and snacks on our beach trips..
follow you GFC
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Laurie Brown said...

I could use that when we go to the lake,and also when we take items to half price books,to the store,etc!

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janetfaye said...

I would use this for shopping. I would also use it to keep travel supplies and for going to the park.

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janetfaye said...

I follow your blog - janetfaye

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Natural Momma said...

I really like the Picnick tote- that is so cool!

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Natural Momma said...

I follow via GFC as Rebecca Henson

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Natural Momma said...

I totally see me using the Large Utility tote as a purse/diaper bag... I have 3 kids, the bigger the bag- THE BETTER :)

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damiesmom said...

i did all mandatory entries!
i checked out the 31 stuff!
i would use the tote to keep my work stuff in and my nebuliser and my work clothes i stay at work for 2 and a half days
i follw you on gfc as damiesmom
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Natural Momma said...

Tweet!

http://twitter.com/#!/DreamMoonBeams/status/84018492755554304

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Melanie said...

This would be great for hauling beach toys!
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Amy V said...

gfc-annae07
i'd use the lg tote for our road trips

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Martha said...

Wow...what a great tote bag..and cute to boot! We take lots of day trips to favorite places around our area and always pack picnic lunches. This would hold all of our snacks, drinks, blanket, etc. and fit nicely between the van seats.

Martha said...

I am a follower of your blog on GFC.
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R said...

i would use it when i go to see my stepdaughters or go visit my sister
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R said...

followed on fb
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greatdeals2010 said...

I would use it for my sons toys to keep the house cleaned up a bit.
follow as Kershy
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greatdeals2010 said...

tweeted
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Heather R said...

I am a GFC follower. I would use the Large Utility Tote for our beach visits!

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Heather R said...

I follow your blog via GFC

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Heather R said...

Shared on Facebook
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jadavis said...

I spent a while checking out their website!
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jadavis said...

I would use the large utility tote for crafts!
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jadavis said...

I am a follower of Utah Mom's Life (jadavis42)
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jadavis said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/JessicaADavis/status/84108620719075328

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jadavis said...

I posted on my facebook!
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SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

I would use it for toys and odds and ends in my living room or in the trunk to hold must haves for our boys while traveling.

SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

GFC Follower of your site and I visited her thirty one site.

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SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

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