Thirty-One Gifts is a direct sales company that specializes in functional and fashionable handbags, totes, lunch bags, accessories, home organizational products, and other carryall products. Many of our products can also be personalized! The company was founded by Cindy Monroe, a working mother who enjoyed shopping in boutiques but never had the time to find the items she loved with her busy schedule. She created Thirty-One Gifts as a way to bring the boutique experience home, with the added benefit of giving women the benefit of earning an income from home. The company’s mission is “to celebrate, encourage and reward women through offering quality products and an outstanding opportunity to become successful business owners.” https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ec/58/39/ec5839681467e9d744a7fb80b7391031--younique-bronzer-hack.jpg
Monica and I used to teach together years ago so I was delighted that she wanted to become one of our sponsors. I first became acquainted with this company when I attended a Thirty-One party hosted by someone at our church. I was impressed with the quality of the products and bought the grandgirls the cutest cinch bags to put all their gear in when they go to the pool or the beach.
I actually use this tote as a diaper bag, I have two children in diapers and it really works great for that. Aside from the way I use it, I think it's an over all great bag. A few issues: the elastic pockets on the sides seem to have lost their tension already, I don't put anything large or heavy in them to cause this, also the pocket in the back.. Wish it was larger, I don't really see the point of the zipper in the bottom of the pocket. The only other issue I have is the straps, wish they had some sort of padding on them, they tend to be a little hard on your hands if you're carrying anything heavy. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/0b/bd/8f/0bbd8f99634207c0eae3f46b3a95b06c--younique-baby.jpg
I needed something other than my purse to carry around the multitude of random things I needed in my capacity as on field mother to an entire team of 7-year-old tackle football players –pens, pencils, Bandaids, medical tape, extra mouthpieces, water bottles, towels, clipboards, rosters, ice packs, my camera, Skittles for bribing them to stop wrestling/crying/pouring Gatorade on their cleats on the sidelines. So many things.
My customers who are all over the country are so very important to me. I love that as we are picking out the best tote for their next vacation, what purse style is best, what gift they could give, or what organization item is best for their home that I get to have a relationship and get to know my customers. We talk about hard times, pray for each other, and laugh a lot too! Women need each other – life is hard – and having someone to say “you’re amazing” can go a very long way.” -Krista
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