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.

  21. Rachel B. says:

    I really would like another Organizing Utility Tote…maybe in Best Buds!

  22. goldbob23 says:

    I just heard of these bags last weekend at our spring fling!

  23. Samantha K says:

    I’d buy a new backpack.

  24. Teresa Thompson says:

    I would buy a crossbody bag.

  25. Katherine says:

    Their large utility tote

  26. Lacey Burd says:

    I would get a coupon clutch! Love the chevron 🙂

  27. Breanna Clewley says:

    flat iron holder

  28. Victoria Carlson says:

    I would buy an organizing utlity tote! they can be used anywhere and everywhere and that would be perfect for me!

  29. Lots of things there I like. I think I might choose the Casual Cargo Purse.

  30. a bag for my sis

  31. Heather Garcia says:

    I am addicted to thirty-one 🙂 I really want a fold n file

    • Me, too, Heather! That’s how I became a consultant, in part to make extra money for my “habit”! Thirty-One is SO good to us, we earn free things all of the time…I LOVE my job and can answer any questions you might have about it!

  32. something for my granddaughter

  33. Jessica Sage says:

    One of their hair straightener holders!

  34. Lorna England says:

    I’d love to have the Cinch it up Thermal Tote!

  35. jessica todd says:

    maybe a new lunch tote!

  36. Wilma P says:

    I like the Casual Cargo Purse

  37. I would buy a tote to carry my scrapbook supplies in

    • The Organizing Utility tote is so great for scrapbooking, Danielle, and the Large Utility tote ($10 this month with a $35 purchase) carries a Cricut so well! The Your Way Cube holds 12×12 paper perfectly!

  38. Barbara Montag says:

    I’d buy a Cinch Sac – thank you.

  39. Michelle says:

    Maybe an organizing utility tote?

  40. I would probably buy a keep it caddy or a hanging organizer.

  41. Crystal F says:

    I would get another thermal tote. thank you!

  42. I would get one of their thermals, perfect for picnics on hot days!

  43. I would buy the metro tote.

  44. I would get a metro tote.

  45. wendy b says:

    I would maybe get the Thermal Tote or a wallet.

  46. I’d get the Celebrate Card set.

  47. Tough choice! I might get the Organizing Shoulder Bag, but I do like the Organista Crossbody Bag, too.

  48. Rae Nelson says:

    The coupon clutch! Save that money!

  49. I’d pick the retro metro wallet in woodblock floral!

  50. Georgia Beckman says:

    OHMYGOSH! This is perfect. I am using the large organizing utility totes for our grandchildren (14 of them!) for Christmas this year instead of stockings. So I would use this towards the purchase of one, AND, then I’d get a 2nd one for $10. The June special is for every $35 your spend, you can get a large organizing utility tote for just $10! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! (by the way, I’m having party right now if you need to order, lol)

  51. I’d buy the large utility tote in Island Damask

    • The Large Utility Tote is on Special this month, Dawn! Spend $35 and get a LUT for only $10! (Just in case you don’t win, I mean;)…or even if you do, you can always use two!

  52. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    I like the Organizing Utility Tote
    Item Code: 3105

    • The OUT is a fantastic bag! Great for keeping papers and books and everything else handy! Teachers and Nurses really love them (I use one for my mobile office and one for my crochet projects!).

  53. Sandy Cain says:

    I’d get the Organizing Utility Tote. Somebody organize me, please!~

  54. i like the Hang-Up Home Organizer!

  55. Tahinaq says:

    I would like to get a big bag. That can fit several books

    • We’ve got some great ones for that ! I’d recommend the Organizing Utility Tote, the Keep It Caddy, and especially the Lil’ Expressions Tote where you can put boys, girls, cats and dogs and dress them up paper doll style on your bag with their names underneath!

  56. I would choose the Oversized Storage Organizer or the Hang-Up Room Organizer.

  57. tanya devenney says:

    i would love to get a big bag that will hold everything for a day at the beach

  58. I would probably get a casual cargo purse, large utility tote, or easy breezy tote.

    I love Thirty One!


  59. Danielle B says:

    I want to buy my mom a gift!

  60. Krista W. says:

    I’d love a large utility tote to organize my craft/wedding stuff!

  61. joan olson says:

    love the cinch bag thanks for giveaway

  62. I like the pink medallion large utility tote

  63. Mihaela D. says:

    I like the Organizing Utility Tote

  64. Lisa Garner says:

    I like the Inside-Out Bag in Black Floral Brushstrokes and Pink Cross Pop.

  65. I’d give it to my wife – she loves Thirty-One!

  66. Shawndra Befort says:

    I have a hard time choosing but I narrowed it down to the Retro Metro Bag and the one you picked out; both are great

  67. Christine Sutor says:

    I’d get the cute fitted purse skirt and maybe an organizing bag too!! Nice!

  68. I would get the Retro Metro tote

  69. Karrie Millheim says:

    I love Casual Cargo Purse

  70. Erica C. says:

    I like their wristlets.

  71. susan smoaks says:

    i would get a lunch bag

  72. Kim Smith says:

    I like the inside out bag

  73. I like the Organista.

  74. Pamela Halligan says:

    I’d buy a Timeless Wallet.

  75. I would get the Casual Cargo Purse

  76. Carmen S says:

    I love the thermal tote in the fun flops pattern!

  77. Glenna F says:

    I would get a Fresh Market Thermal

  78. Leanne M says:

    I would get a large utility tote

  79. I like the pink medallion large utility tote

  80. jennifer dunkelmann-hon says:

    i love the Hang-Up Home Organizer

  81. I like the hang up home organizer

  82. Leather Bi Fold Wallet.

  83. The Timeless Wristlet.

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