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thirty-one {giveaway}

When I started looking for my Thirty-One bags to take a few pictures, I realized that I have quite the collection. 🙂 Hanging right by my back door is the market thermal tote, organizing utility tote, and retro metro bag.

I got two of my bags for gifts and the rest I ordered at my friend’s party. Not all of the prints are still available, but all of the bags are. I really love them all. I keep the large utility tote in my car for groceries or to hold things I need to return. The organizing utility tote holds all my Sunday school supplies. The retro metro bag comes with me to BSF every week. The small thermal tote is great for toting around baby food or taking a lunch to the park. These bags are definitely not all necessary, but they sure are nice to help keep an unorganized girl a little more organized.

Melanie is a Thirty-One consultant and sent me the market thermal tote to try… it is awesome. I keep it in my car to keep milk and groceries cold until I make it home (we don’t live super close to a grocery store). I didn’t personalize any of my bags, but thirty-one has lots of personalization options.

Thirty-One has a great November special going on right now. For every $35 you spend you can get a medium utility tote for only $5. And for every medium utility tote purchased, a thermal tote (pictured) will be donated to Operation Homefront to assist military families in need.

Melanie is so generous and has some things to give away to you too!

Like this cute red polka dot wristlet
…and this mini zipper pouch in say it sofly.
Here is how you can enter to win…
Giveaway Details:

1  wristlet in red polka dot OR 1 mini zipper pouch in say it softly

TWO winners chosen at random

One entry per person

Giveaway ends Monday, November 5th at 9pm (CST)

To enter visit Thirty-One…come back and leave a comment on this post telling me what bag you would order to help keep you more organized.

If you see something you would like to order, Melanie has set up a blog party for us. Click here on The Macs Blog Party to shop. The party closes November 16th. If you need to discuss personalization or have any other questions you can contact Melanie by email: melshackelford (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  • Debbie S - I have fourteen 31 bags..I’m obsessed! My next purchase will be the Super Organzing Tote. It’s the perfect size for all the stuff I pack to keep Cate entertained at her brothers baseball games! (I use my Market Thermal Tote as our swim easy to wipe dry after toys and towels have been removed!)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer R - I could really use a new purse…and maybe a wallet to match? That’d be fun! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - ooo. I’d order the market thermal tote and I’d use it for my diabetic supplies in the car!ReplyCancel

  • Adrian B - Marke Tote!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Van Nuys - I love me a big tote with lots of pockets, I love all of these prints and I’d probably go with the casual cargo purse, perhaps in that adorable red polka dot print!ReplyCancel

  • Krista - A large utility in the car would be awesome! That’s definitely my messiest place. I’d pick the polka dot wallet if I win!ReplyCancel

  • Meg - I love the XXXI messenger bag.ReplyCancel

  • maryanne helms - I would definitely want the market tote. The perfect size for a Mom on-the-go!ReplyCancel

  • Crazee Cat Lady - I’d order the market thermal tote to help me with groceries, my car is always a mess during shopping time!

    Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Melis - Lately I have been on a wristlet kick so I know I would love that but the large utility tote looks like it could fit my needs. I was actually suppose to go to a 31 party this past week but had to cancel because of Sandy coming thru town and taking out all the power. Thank Goodness that storm is over. Hope everyone else was ok!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen V. - I have been wanting a 31 Market Tote for a long time. I don’t own any of their items, but hauling my two kids stuff to my mom’s house, dance lessons, camping, etc.. I think a market tote would be perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Mikki - i’d order the market thermal tote too, its a great idea for groceries!ReplyCancel

  • AnnKC - I NEED a new purse (have had the same one for 5+ years). I would love to get the 5th avenue purse!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie B - I am in need of a new wallet and I really like the wristlet. I also need a new crossbody style bag, but I wish they came in more exciting fabrics.
    My friend is hosting a Thirty-One party next week so I am looking forward to seeing all the products in person then!
    Your boys are all so cute! I grew up on a farm in KS and your blog feels like home 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sandi Davis - I have a large utility tote and love it!!! I really want another one.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Taylor - Thanks for the chance to win. I think the large utility tote would be very useful!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Ann - Would love the red wristlet!ReplyCancel

  • Susy Manduley - Love the large utility tote. Love your blog. God bless you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn - Love the wristlet. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Retro Metro Weekender

    Product Code: 3780
    $78.00 like this

  • Corrie Holt - I love the utility tote and I love your idea to keep it in your vehicle for groceries but I am thinking I would put activities to keep my girls entertained on road trips in it.ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - I love 31 products! I could definitely use a new large utility tote. The two giveaway prizes are great!ReplyCancel

  • vicki - I would love a insulated tote, I could use one to tote around for the zoo, parks,etc.ReplyCancel

  • Corrie - I was just at Aldi yesterday and thinking how it would be good to get a larger thermal bag {’cause in Texas, no grocery store is close enough when you’re transporting frozen foods! :o}…so the Market Thermal it would be. In “Windsor Bouquet”.

    Also love that little wristlet that’s up for winning. Would be perfect for keeping in the diaper bag.

    Thank you for the opportunity! Have a happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Amy R - I love my organizing tote– I find myself swapping things out of the bag and putting something new in it! Perhaps I should get another one so I don’t have to swap. I also use my large utilty organizing tote for my groceries and I have recently found that it holds my cricut and all of my cartridges when i go to crops. I need another one of those too so I don’t swap those out as well!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Millard - I love the Thermal Market Tote! I definitely plan on ordering one, soon!!ReplyCancel

  • Lachalle - hello Jess ! I would so order the market tote to help keep clutter under control in my SUV or teh cute wristlet casue we all know I love me some polka dots .

  • Erin G. - Hi Jess! Great giveaway!
    I’m obsessed with the spirit grey collection… Especially the retro metro… Want to order it with grey personalization so it’d be more of a subtle personalization!!!

    Your boys are precious!!
    Taking HeartReplyCancel

  • Leatha - I really like the Windsor Bouquet Thermal Tote!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - I have only been to one party and the focus was primarily totes. The little soft wallets and wristlets are adorable as are the accessories!!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke McCorkle - I love the large utility tote!! It is great storage for my son’s toys and books!!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - I’ve been wanting a zippered pouch to keep my purse more organized!!ReplyCancel

  • Marisa - I would get the organizing tote!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Alena - I love the large utility tote!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Stutz - I think they all look amazing and super cute. I couldn’t pick just one!!! I’m thinking I would use it carry all my stuff once our Second Baby arrived in April!ReplyCancel

  • lindsaywillman - i love your retro metro bag. very cute! i think that’s what i’d order too.ReplyCancel

  • Jody - 31 is made about an hour down the road from me so we have quite a few as well. I really like the cosmetic bag. My sister has one and I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke S - I have a couple of Thirty One bags that I just love! I would also love to have a large utility tote for my car.ReplyCancel

  • Benay - I love the purses! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Ansley - I like the retro metro crossbody. Everything in the catalog is really cute!ReplyCancel

  • Bronwyn - I really need a “grown-up” purse and I love several in the catalog. Thanks for the giveaway. Your family is precious!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer D - I would order any of them — they are all so cute and I love organization!!

    PS. I rarely enter giveaways but I feel lucky today!!ReplyCancel

  • Gillian G - The thermal tote looks super helpful!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Lytle - My favorite bag is the cosmetics bag (#3071). So great for traveling!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - I would love to have the organizing utility tote!ReplyCancel

  • katherine - love the Windsor Bouquet Thermal Tote!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - I would get the organized utility tote!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen - I would love a market thermal tote or a Cindy tote


  • Sandi - I just found out about the Nov special from a friend so I’ve been scoping out the catalog today. I’ve got my eye on the large utility tote!ReplyCancel

  • Meggie - I would LOVE a new purse! Thanks for the neat giveaway!! =)ReplyCancel

  • Melynda Hoffman - market tote!ReplyCancel

  • Morgan L. - I would get the market tote!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - The market thermal tote would be perfect for food store trips!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - ohhh, I would love a new bag!ReplyCancel

  • kimberly oyler - love the wristlet!ReplyCancel

  • Abby - I love the retro metro bag!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amber L. - I love the Ruffle Cinch Sack. Adorable, feminine, and most importantly, it would come in handy when out-n-about with my 2 busy boys!:) Thank you bunches!ReplyCancel

  • Lacie Hutchins - I have had my eye on the metro retro wallett! Looks perfect for my thirty-one purse! Also thinking of a bag to keep in the car with toys and books for the kids!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - I like the mini zipper bag for holding coins I need for use at the laundry mat.ReplyCancel

  • melani - Every member of my family has the Large Utility tote! I absolutally love that tote and could not travel without it:) It is my “go to” baby shower gift:)ReplyCancel

  • Alisha W. - I would LOVE to have the 5th avenue purse :))))ReplyCancel

  • Emilee - I have the mini utility bin to hold all my daughter’s toys and I love it! I would love a double thermal organizer for grocery trips or picnics!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - Wow, I love all of the options, I could defiantly use a utility toteReplyCancel

  • Toni :0) - Thermal market tote would be my first choice!! Woot Woot!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Varian - I’d love the thermal tote for the car! We are always needing a snack between activities – and this would be a great way to keep them cold and organized!ReplyCancel

  • Roma - The thermal zipper pouch would be perfect for carrying my son’s snacks!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I need one of the large totes to use as a diaper bag!ReplyCancel

  • Heather E - I would love to get the Market Thermal Tote. I would use it for all the ball games we have each summer. This would be great for lunches and waters.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Actually, I would totally go for the wristlet. I’m always looking for an easy way to carry my phone in our diaper bag. Otherwise I could find a use for one or two of the organizing/super organizing totes!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda D. - I love thirty-one! I really want an all-in-one organizer.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Routhier - I’ve never heard of this company before. What great products. I definitely need a new makeup bag. Not sure if this giveaway is open to international readers (I’m from Canada…. I sure hope so!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - I just went to a 31 party tonight! I really like the mini organizer- but it is only a hostess bonus item. It would help me keep organized at school.ReplyCancel

  • Mira - I love 31!!! I’d order the metro retro bag. I need it for all of my BSF things and to hold my things as well as my daughters things all in one bag together. I love staying organized, so this would work out great for me.ReplyCancel

  • lucy - I’d love to have the metro retro bag. It’s fits my style to a t.ReplyCancel

  • Amber - I have a couple totes that were gifts, but I would love a large utility tote!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alison R - I love the Large Utility Tote and like your idea of keeping it in the car. Would be so useful!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Wadley - I would use the Upperclassman Backpack! With three children 3 years and under we use a backpack instead of a diaper bag!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda K - The market thermal tote is already on my Christmas list!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I LOVE their products! The retro metro bags are my favorite. I would love one in every color! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Leslie J - Love the retro bag……I go to BSF too and that would be the perfect bag for all my notes, bible and my toddlers “items”.ReplyCancel

  • Celeste - The large utility tote!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - …just want to let you know that you actually have to spend $35 this month to get the $5 special, not $31. They changed it up this month ;DReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I would totally order the striped tote with the pink handles. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I would love an organizing utility tote to help keep my school books organized!ReplyCancel

  • Angela N. - I would get another organized utility bag. I got one as a shower gift, and it is the best bag to tote around when we go see other people and need to have infant/toddler friendly options!ReplyCancel

  • Lani Stearns - I love the timeless wristlet! 🙂 Love Thirty-One!ReplyCancel

  • jamie - would love to win something from 31. Hope to win!
    Jamie PenningtonReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - Definitely need a larger thermal tote, so the market sounds like it would work great. Also, love the look of several purses.ReplyCancel

  • tonya - i LOVE 31!!! i’ve also got the retro metro tote and use it all the time…for school, for a short overnight, for ball games!

    i’d love to have the large utility tote to keep in my laundry room or car!ReplyCancel

  • Carol B. - I love the super organizing tote which is perfect for going to my son’s baseball games. It will hold snacks, blankets, drinks, etc. I really like the wristlet too!ReplyCancel

  • Hollie - I love Thirty One products, but unfortunately have a huge hole in my purse since it’s so well loved. I would take the “Organizing Shoulder Bag”.


  • Andrea L. - I would most definitely order the 5th Avenue purse… sooo cute! I already have the Retro Metro Tote and I LOVE it! I highly recommend it. I also have the all in one organizer that I use as my daughter’s beach bag or to throw some books and toys in for long car rides!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - I don’t know if I could say it would be in the name of getting more organized, but I would love the skirt purse becuase I love the idea of being able to swtich out the design! I’m always changing my mind about what I like!ReplyCancel

  • KAthy S - I love the skirt purse. How fun!ReplyCancel

  • Kortnie - I want the Market Thermal Tote to help with groceries!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - I would order the retro metro bag. I just went to my first 31 party and loved it, but have a hard time buying things for myself.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Martini - I love so many things, but use my backpack most often. It is great to back snacks, wipes, lotions, etc when we are out and about with the kids.ReplyCancel

  • Vickie - I love my skirt purse, but I need more skirts.ReplyCancel

  • Rose - My favorite is the fitted skirt purse!ReplyCancel

  • stephanie - Oh, they are all so great…i would choose any of the totes to help me stay organized on the go. LOVE that polka dot wristlet:)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Cannata - I would love to order the PICNIC THERMAL TOTE. I have to go for iron trnasfusions every week/month and they last for many hours. I often take my lunch and drinks but they always get warm. I would love the PICNIC TOTE to keep my item cold so I wouldn’t have to drink warm water by the end of my transfusion!! Thank you for the chance to win something just for me!!! (Since I always put my husband and children first! (Like all moms and wives seem to do.)ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - I love these bags! I don’t have any yet, but two I’m interested in are XXL Everyday Tote and the Retro Metro Tote-both look so handy and so cute! I could use them to keep both my stuff and the kids stuff organized when we are out and about:)ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - I’d keep the market thermal tote in my trunk. I use a cooler now–that would be way more stylish!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferLO - I love that Polka Dot Wristlet. I am planning to buy my sisters the All-in-One Organizer and then I’m keeping the Medium tote for myself! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - I LOVE thirty one gifts!! I would order the medium utility tote to help keep me organized. Great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Julia C - that little pouch would be great for my makeup at the gym!ReplyCancel

  • Joni - How can you choose just one. I like the super organizing tote, would be great for my daily commute.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay K - I love my 31 bags. I only have a few but they are so nice to have and I love the personalization on them. I would probably buy one of the messenger style purses. They are great!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsie - The organizing utility tote. To take between the car and the house! Especially for long trips with the holidays coming up! PS Got some super compliments on my picnic basket from Dayspring this past weekend! I LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • Maria - I like that market thermal bag! I have only one 31 bag but would love more:)ReplyCancel

  • Leah - I would get the large utility tote to keep the back of my van more organized!ReplyCancel

  • Marah Hawkins - The large tote!!! The larger the better for me!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vikki L - Everything is so cute..I really love the polka dot wristlet.ReplyCancel

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  • Mandy - I LOVE the organizing shoulder bag! (so much so that I own two of them!) it is the perfect bag for a day where you are out and about.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy fisher - I love the market thermal totes (or any of the thermal bags really!)ReplyCancel

  • Renae - Love the large utility tote and I think I could use another one!!ReplyCancel

  • becca h - I love the large utility tote and love hearing that another mom has lots of things that need to go back to stores! My hubby thinks I’m crazy for all the stuff I buy and then take back when it doesn’t work!ReplyCancel

  • Marquis - I love them all!! I have a hard time just choosing one. I love all bags!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley B - I love the large utility tote.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie - I would order the Termal Tote. It’s perfect for baby bottles!ReplyCancel

  • Whittney Lemos - A large tote!ReplyCancel

  • Jolie - I would love the market thermal tote to keep my ice cream in! It always melts on the ay home from the store;-(ReplyCancel

  • alisa - Love the market thermal tote!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaPN - I just hosted a party and was able to get the bag I wanted for my camera equipment (it’s a hostess exclusive). I really would like to get the medium leather purse.ReplyCancel

  • Pavani - I love the all-in-one organizerReplyCancel

  • Suzy C - the super organizing tote would be great! I love thirty one stuff! i have a few things at home- mainly the thermal lunch boxes!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - I would love the cargo bag…ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Love the Casual Cargo Purse on pg. 21 of the catalog!ReplyCancel

  • McKenzie - Market thermal tote! So cute and functional. Love all their stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Ok so I think I am 8 minutes late. I bought my mom a large utility tote last year and I have wanted one ever since. I think they are great for Sam’s Club visits or for hulling things when traveling. I also love the red polka dots!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - I have recently started loving 31 products. I think the Market Thermal Tote might be my next purchase!!ReplyCancel

  • Jody - I love the Metro Retro bag and the cosmetic bag, I’m in need of one of those.ReplyCancel

  • sarah - SSSSOOooo many choices. I can’t decide. I want them all!!ReplyCancel

  • Mallory O - That is harder than shoe shopping — there are sooo many choices!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacie White - I’m dying to get a new medium tote bag. My husband just finished our basement so I need a handy place to put things at the top of the stairs that need to go downstairs on the next trip! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • jennifer - I’ve been eyeing the Market Thermal tote. I already use the large utility tote for scapbooking supplies and love it!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - Hey Ladies! The Blog Party is still open for orders! Thirty-one is a one stop place for most of your gift giving! Don’t forget about our kiddos teachers. I was a teacher for 7 years and always enjoyed personalized items from my students…..we have lunch tote bags, lil carry-all perfect for pens, markers, and crayons….the possibilities are endless!
    Here is the link for shopping 🙂

  • Jen - retro metro bag or the insulated one!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Beth Frazier - I’d love to give the market thermal a try!ReplyCancel

  • Karina - DEFINITELY the oversized storage organizer that you can slide under your bed – genius! I use under-bed storage baskets, but the cat sleeps in them and makes a MESS! The Thirty-One version zips shut with a lid she would probably not find all that comfy – perfect! I love my cat but she really needs to find another favourite spot to sleep!ReplyCancel

  • Tina - I love the snow man medium utility tote.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - I would love the large utility tote. It could help out in so may ways.ReplyCancel

  • Birdie - Anything 31 would be awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren B - 5th ave purse is def my fav 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Miranda - I am actually holding a giveaway myself! It will close on February 25th, 2013. Check it out here:

    Thanks! 🙂ReplyCancel

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