Monday, May 7, 2012

Thirty-One Party and a Giveaway

Earlier this winter I had a Thirty-One Gifts party at my home.  Thirty-One Gifts is a company that offers home "parties" or "shows" with personalized products such as purses, bags, organizers, totes, umbrellas, insulated lunch bags, insulated coolers, and much, much more!


Here is a little story about the history of the company:

Thirty-One is more than just a company. We are people who believe in celebrating, encouraging and rewarding others for who they are. Through God’s strength, we’ve built a family of individuals who feel women deserve to treat themselves and those around them to something special. Our commitment is to provide women with a fulfilling, enjoyable and rewarding experience one person at a time.
Love and blessings,

A friend of mine, Heather Brey, is a teacher and mother of 3 little boys, who is a Thirty-One consultant in her "free" time.  (Free time?!?! he, he, he!)  She loves the products, loves meeting new people, and the extra income that helps support her family.  She says she also loves the "girl time" it allows since her life is all boys!

I really enjoy having a home party like this every once in a while.  I love having what my three year old calls a "lovely lady party!"  It was lovely!  I loved having friends, family, and colleagues all over to my house to eat snacks, visit, and shop together.  It really felt like girl time and it really felt like grown-up time too!

All of my friends gathered in my living room and Heather discussed the Thirty-One company and what her job is as a consultant.  She also shared the specials that were available that month and showcased many of the items that were available for purchase.

So much to chose from! You have to pick your fabric, font style, thread color, etc.  Decisions!!!

I loved preparing a "lovely lady" table of treats. (please excuse the blue booster seat in the picture)
I hosted the party shortly after Valentine's Day so I decided to go with a red and pink color scheme.

The menu included:

Ham & Cheese mini croissants
Turkey, ham, and roast beef with spinach roll up sandwiches
Spinach dip with a variety of crackers
Veggie tray and dip
Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Frosted sugar cookies
A decorative jar of Hershey's Chocolate Raspberry kisses
Pink Sparkling Punch

I will post recipes for these scrumptious snacks soon!

Most of the guests at my party were mothers themselves so I gladly invited them to bring their kids along.  I left a bowl of granola bars and fruit snacks out for the kids to help themselves to during the party. 

And then the big day finally came...

Ta Da! Look what I found on my porch one day!
My party generated over $1,300 in sales and therefore, I was able to order A LOT of stuff FREE and at half price!  I got 21 new items.  Here are a few of my favorites..
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All in One Organizer - FREE (Perfect for scrapbooking stuff!)

Elite Skirt Purse with fitted skirt (I got two of these skirts in two different styles.) FREE!

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Retro Metro Bag in Lotsa Dots - 1/2 off.  I also got the 'Lil Blossom 100% Silk Scarf to tie on the handle. 
This bag is perfect for a busy mom - stylish yet so practical for having everything you need, and the pockets on the side will hold a bottle or sippy cup!

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Making Memories Thermal - FREE! I have been using this already this spring to haul picnic supplies, picnic blanket, and sunscreen for my younger two when we head out to big brother's baseball games!  Perfect!

I also got this free because a friend booked a party off from my party -
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Organizing Utility Tote
Okay, so that was only a few of the items I got!  I also got a personalized lunch bag for myself, my husband, and each of the kids. (My boys loved that they could get camouflage!) I am a HUGE list maker so I bought the Zip-Around Portfolio w/ Notepad (for 1/2 off) which coordinates with the Lotsa Dots Retro Metro Bag.  Love it!  Making lists in style! I got SO much stuff!

I really love the Thirty-One products.  I think they have a good quality product for a reasonable price. Thirty-One products make it fun to get organized! I love the large variety of choices in products.  The monthly specials are always great and the hostess rewards are wonderful! You can check out my friend Heather's website at  You can actually order right from her site and it will be delivered to your own door!  Very convenient! 

AND...Heather has generously offered a $20.00 credit to her site: for one Sister-Dipity follower!  Woo Hoo!!!

*Here's how to enter:

1.  You must be a follower of Sister-Dipity to enter. 

2.  Visit and check out the new summer catalog.  Come back to Sister-Dipity and leave a comment letting us know what item you would love to get!

*Winner will be drawn by a random number generator on Sunday, May 20th, 2012.

Good Luck, Everyone!
Many thanks, Heather!



  1. I would love the organizing utility tote! I think this is the bag that Heather talked about using to store and organize bathroom essentials which I would love to try.

  2. Love 31!! I would love a metro bag and a weekender bag! I could buy one of everything tho!! Awesome giveaway! Thank you and i really enjoy reading your blog!

  3. Great giveaway! I think I would get the all in one organizer!

  4. I love the skirt purse! How amazing to be able to change the outside fabric to get a whole new look!

  5. I love the oversized storage organizer! I never have enough room to hold all my clothes when I switch out seasons. But seriously I love everything, thank you for turning me on to this company!!

  6. I follow your blog.

  7. I love being organized so I love the small magazine basket.

  8. I just love the Expand-a-Tote! What a great idea!

  9. I'm following your blog via GFC and email. :) Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  10. I love the All In One Organizer in Minty Chip!

  11. following your blog.
    I'd love to get a Cinch Sac :)

  12. I love the all in one organizer. It's gotta be the best in organizing stuff. Your site is awesome. Thanks for inspiration.

  13. I love the fact that it is a Christian based company and it is a way for women to treat themselves. Awesome blog! Love it! Perfect for working mothers!

  14. I would love the retro metro bag with a scarf. I think it would be a great school bag for my oldest daughter. I am always looking for unique things for my kids and I love how durable these bags are. They hold up to everyday tasks. Even with children.

  15. I just LOVE Thirty-One Gifts. I'd really like a Skirt Purse! I love the elite and the medium!

  16. I love the Ruffle Cinch Bag in pink. It is so cute. Love the black one too though.

  17. I am a follower of Sister Dipity on GFC!

  18. I would love to get the large utility tote! Love the polka dots!

  19. Following! I'd love to get a cinch sac in the "awesome blossom" print. LOVE it!

  20. i'm a follower and i would so pay extra for the square utility tote or the all in one organizer in the best tweets fabric :)