Thirty-One Review and Giveaway





Melinda, a Thirty-One consultant, contacted me and asked me to do a review and giveaway for Thirty-One products. I chose the Organista Crossbody Bag because I was looking for a small bag that would hold everything I need to take with me, yet be out of the way so that I could use both hands when I am out and about. The Organista bag fits that description quite well. Just look at all the stuff I fit in this 9.5″ X 7.5″ bag:

This bag holds all this!

All the things pictured above, plus my camera and a pill bottle, fit in that little bag! I have been very satisfied with the functionality of the Organista. I took it to Florida on vacation with me, and I was able to have everything I need right there with me.

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I like that there are slots for debit and credit cards, and window for my ID. A zippered change pocket is quite handy too.


Melinda is giving one of my lucky readers a $31 gift certificate to use to order the item of their choice from her Thirty-One Website.  To enter the giveaway, use the Giveaway Tools form below. OH! and don’t forget, if you’d like to become a Thirty-One Consultant, Melinda can sign you up! Check out her web page for details.

About Karen

Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. Michelle A. says:

    I LOVE 31 bags! I have been pleased with each one I’ve gotten. My favorite is the organizing utility tote. I have at least 3 or 4 of them in different patterns. They make GREAT knitting bags! (and library bags, too!)

  2. I would love to get a large utility tote, they are fab!

  3. I have been looking for something, when a backpack is just too much.

  4. I SOOO want to win so I can get the Organista Crossbody Bag!!

  5. Jenny Lloyd says:

    i would get the organizing shoulder bag in dark denim or lotsa dots

    • That’s a great bag, Jenny! I’ve got the dark denim (and the lotsa dots in our Casual Cargo bag for a larger option) and it’s perfect for everyday and travel, so light to carry!

  6. I would choose one of the thermal bags

  7. I like the one you have, because it’s simple! But, i also like the Elite Retro Metro Bag! :)

  8. The Organista Crossbody Bag is the one for me…. 😉

  9. I REALLY need that bag!

    • HaHa..that’s the feeling I have about all of our bags, Debbie and how I got into this fantastic “job” of being a Thirty-One Consultant! Which pattern do you like best?

  10. You look great wearing your fun Organista Crossbody, Karen! I’m so glad that you like it; our products are so useful and stylish, all of the patterns and the fact that they can be personalized just adds to the Thirty-One fun! Don’t forget to join my fun fb group: Melinda Stawicki, Personalized Gifts! Good Luck everybody!

  11. I love the Hang-Up Home Organizer!

    • Me too, Andrea! I have the 3 as a group in my office with “Celebrate” Encourage” and “Reward” personalized on them…our Thirty-One key-words….I LOVE this company!

  12. Oh gosh I don’t know what I would buy. Because I have so many products already from Thirty One! Love that company. I think I would buy another cover for the purse I already have. :)

    • Sounds like you should consider being a Consultant, Alison! I love everything, too! I can answer any questions you may have about joining, just let me know! The skirts in the summer Catalog are darling!

  13. I really want the retro weekender bag or the ultra organizing tote

  14. Tari Lawson says:

    I think I would get the Lunch Break Thermal.

  15. Karen Gonyea says:

    LOVE the Hang-Up Home Organizer :)

  16. I would love the Large Utility Tote!

  17. I’d buy the Coupon Clutch. :)

  18. Constance Zimmer says:

    … after reading about the Organista, I’d have to say that I think it would suit me perfectly!!!!!

  19. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    I would get the Organizing Shoulder Bag

  20. Heather S. says:

    I’d get the Retro Metro Weekender in Best Buds.

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