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New Year’s Party Survival

Entertain the easy way this year!

The New Year is just days away! Let Thirty-One help you get ready in style!

 

Fill an All-In-One Organizer with your party favors! This makes it easy for someone to pass the favors and keeps them looking neat the whole night! Or dangle a Littles Carry-All Caddy full of favors off your arm like a purse so you can pass them out as you greet your guests!

 

Party Games
Don’t let boredom send your guests to other parties!

Fill an Organizing Utility Tote or Storage Tote with supplies for your favorite party games to keep everyone having a great time!  For New Year’s Eve, try 2012 Fortune Telling — Create a list of funny fortunes (like you’d find in fortune cookies) and cut them out. Fold the slips and let guests draw their fortune from the Littles Carry-All Caddy.  As they draw, read the fortunes out loud, and enjoy the laughter!

 

Keep it Clean!
Don’t lug around a chunky trash can!

Cleaning up accidents and trouble spots as they happen will make your guests more comfortable than navigating around spills and trash.  Beside your good table, line a Tall Utility Bin with a heavy duty trash bag so you can have a trash bag that’s easy to find but still looks great!

 

 

 

Take it With You!
The Every Party Kit

Zip-Up Pencil Pouch in your purse or waits neatly in your car while you take your clutch inside!

  • Aspirin (or substitute)
  • Blister Block or Rub Relief (high heels are killers)
  • Spot Remover
  • Mints/Gum
  • Travel Tissues
  • Small Wine Bottle Opener
  • Feminine supplies
  • Sewing Kit (Seam tears, button pops, snags)
  • Travel Pack of Disposable Toilet Seat covers
  • Charmin-To-Go / Other travel paper
  • Tiny Hair Spray (spraying your hose can prevent rips & tears)
  • Hand sanitizer

 

Networking At the Party
You’re going to have a good time, but don’t be unprepared to make new contacts.

Five Pocket Clutch take a clutch that’s both cute and functional! Whether a social gathering of friends or a work party, you’re likely to meet a few new people.  Have your business cards at your fingertips and be able to keep their cards organized as you receive them.  Add a Wristlet Strap to keep the clutch dangling comfortably from your wrist instead of tucking it constantly under your arm or laying it on a table.

If you’re going out for New Year’s Eve this year, stay safe and have a great time!

Happy New Year!

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Tis the Season to Relax

Give yourself a break before you have a holiday meltdown.

You need a break!

For the holiday, you’ve probably planned at least one major event planned – a big dinner, a Christmas party, or family gathering. Enjoy your holiday celebrations by putting aside your to do lists and giving yourself a little Me-Time!

The Big Spa Kit

Keep a Spa in your Closet!

Keep your beauty treatments organized, easy to get to, and easy to put away!  With the Organizing Utility Tote Thirty-One makes it easy to keep your home spa supplies out of the way of your everyday routine without making you dig out a dozen different boxes, caddies, and small storage bins!

What to put in your Organizing Utility Tote for the Big Spa?

• Folded Robe On Top with Slippers in the pockets

Side Pocket 1 — Hair clips, ties, bandana, or headband

Side Pocket 2 — Tea Candles & Matches or Lighter

Side Pocket 3Manicure Kit, Toe Spacers, Nail Conditioner/Strengthener, Pedicure Stone

Side Pocket 4 — Beauty mask, Eye creams/supplies

Side Pocekt 5 — CDs of Mood Music

• Inside
–  Littles Carry-All Caddy
Waxing Kit – Applicators, Epilating Strips/roll, Wood Spatula or Spoon,   Wax & Warmer
Mini Organizer
Outer Pockets – Lotions, Essential Oils, & Other bottles
Inside – Herbal Heating Pad/Pack
– Large Lotion, Body Cream, and other Bottles or canisters
– Loofah Sponge or other exfoliating washcloth
– Herbal Hot Pack or Heating Pad

 

Spa on the Go!

15 minutes to Feel Fantastic!

If you’re travelling over the holidays, pack something to help you unwind – make your own travelspa! Pack a MiniOrganizer with your spa supplies, and find 15 minutes to refresh yourself and get in a great mood for the coming celebrations. Fix yourself a cup of an herbal tea like chamomile or lemongrass, grab a chair you can take into the bathroom (preferably one with a back) and sneak off to a bathroom your 15 minutes. Light a candle and turn off the light to let give your eyes a break from the twinkling tree lights and decorations.  Put your body lotion or cream near/on a radiator or heating vent to warm it. Soak a washcloth with warm water and lay it over your face. Sit down and let yourself just relax in the quiet, dark room. Once the washcloth cools, gently pat your face dry and apply your warmed lotion or cream in slow circles, massaging your face and neck as you rub in the lotion.  Now, put your head down on your folded arms on the vanity, close your eyes, and let go of your holiday stress.

Suggestions to put in your MiniOrganizer for a travelspa

• body lotion or cream
• shower cap
• soft face scrub
• candle & lighter
• bath salts
• herbal tea
• exfoliating scrub
• even a folded robe or hot pad!


Shopping Spa

Decompress During your Day After Christmas Shopping!

After a few hours of deal hunting, mall navigating, and line-waiting, you trudge back to your car weary and ready to just go home!  Be ready for that shopper’s-low with a Thermal Tote! That’s right – they’re not just for taking your lunches in style! When you’re getting ready for your shopping trip, wrap a hand warmer (not activated) in a thin hand towel and put it in your Thermal Tote! Once you park at the store you’ll be shopping in, activate the hand warmer (follow the directions – usually you open an air tight wrapper or flex a metal disk inside it) and wrap it back in the hand towel.  Most hand warmers can keep steady heat for as long as 10 hours!

When you get back to your car, get out your warm hand towel and put it over your face. Sit there for a bit, just letting that warmth soak into your skin! Once you’ve relaxed a little, wrap the (hopefully) still warm hand warmer in the towel and drape it over the back of your neck or wrap it around a sore knee.  Now you’re refreshed for your drive home through holiday traffic!

There’s plenty of room in a Thermal Tote to take several thin-towel-wrapped hand warmers! These are great for kids when they just in the car on cold days!  For toddlers and other children child’s too young for you to be comfortable letting them hold a hand warmer without supervision, you can activate two or three hand warmers and spread them out in a small, folded up fleece blanket inside your Thermal Tote. The silver thermal lining will help the hand warmers keep the blanket toasty warm, and nothing hurries up naptime like a warm blanket on a cold day!

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Thirty-One on the Today Show!

This morning, Friday December 16th, Thirty-One CEO & Founder – Cindy Monroe – was on NBC’s Today show!

Find out why by watching the clip here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/45697024#45697024

Several SEDs and I were all in the crowd – you can pick us out by looking for the pink Santa hats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m so proud of what Thirty-One has accomplished this year, and I’m glad to be a part of such a caring and giving company!

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Caroling Care Packages!

Go Sing! Give more than just the gift of song! Use these Thirty-One Ideas for great take-a-longs!

 

Christmas Kindness Care Package

If you like to give gifts to the home your carol to, stock up on the Little Carry-All Caddy! This small tote is the perfect gift bag! Fill it with holiday treats, colorful tissue paper, or just a box of tissues! Try some of these combinations:

 

Caffeine Caddy
For coffee-lovers and busy neighbors!

Littles Carry-All Caddy in Winter Wonderland

• Teal Tissue Paper

• Several Instant Coffee Singles Packets or a bag of coffee/espresso

• A handful of holiday chocolates

 

 

Season Sensation

• Littles Carry-All Caddy in Pin Dots

• Red & Green Tissue Paper

• Candy Canes + Peppermints!

• Tinsel

• A Holiday Potpourri Packet or Seasonal Teas

 

Winter Goodybag

• Littles Carry-All Caddy in Windsor Argyle

• Box of Hot Cocoa

• Seasonal Mug

• Silver or Gray Tissue Paper

• Wrap with Ribbon or Gift Scarf

 

Christmas Traditions

Littles Carry-All Caddy in Black Parisian Pop

• Deep or Bright Red Tissue Paper

• An Orange & Apple
• Wrapped Sugar Cookies or Gingerbread Men

• Candy Canes

 

Adding a Christmas Card signed by your carolers is a nice touch to any caroling gift!

Don’t forget to Take Care of your Carolers!

Cocoa on the Go-Go!
Keep your carolers warm & toasty!

Carry a Thermal Tote full of tightly closed travel cups of cocoa or put a thermos & a supply of Styrofoam cups in the All-In-One Organizer to pour-&-sip as you go! (Take a long a plastic bag to put your used cups in!)

Tea or Cider can also help carolers shake off the shivers!

 

Caroling Kit
Get your carolers ready with this ingenious little kit!

Little Carry-All Caddy in Windsor Argyle

• Flashlight / headlamp

• Hand warmers

• Caroling book/pages

• Travel Mug/Cup

• Candle with Spatterguard

 

Candle Caddy!
If you’re going to carry candles for your caroling, consider this creative caddy!

Mini Organizer in Black Parisian Pop

• Spare Candles & Spatter guards (protect those hands!)

• Lighter/matches

• Mini-First Aid Kit & Travel or Kitchen Extinguisher (for emergencies)

About Town Blanket (in case one of your carolers gets a chill!)

 

Carol with Care!
Be safe and stay warm while you spread holiday cheer!

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Thermal Resolutions! & Fundraising!

Give, Receive, and Look Great Doing it!

January is right around the corner! That means your New Year’s Resolutions are looming ahead!  Why not use the Thermal Tote or Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote from Thirty-One to help you keep a resolution this year?

Daily Diet Reminder!

Stay on top of your resolutions by giving yourself a daily reminder! 

Instead of taking a brown paper sack with your lunch in it — take a Thermal Tote in one of our eye-catching winter prints!  You can personalize it with a motivating message like “Good Diet!”, “Rock my Diet”, “Get Healthy!”, “Live Longer!”, “Eat Right!”, “Moderation” or your personal inspirations: “For My Kids!”, “For My Heart”, “To Feel Good”, or a goal like “In 8 by 2013”, “1 lb / week”, etc.   For your diet, write a clear statement of your goals – be realistic – and include a bullet list of your reasons. Fold this note and put it in the pocket on the side of your Thermal Tote!

Keep Out Temptation! Every morning, when you pack your lunch, there’s your monogrammed message – reminding you to put back the cookies and add a yogurt or fruit for your afternoon snack.

Keep On Track!  Every day at lunch, take out the note you wrote and add that day’s date to the back to remind yourself that you’re still on track! Write small – you’ve got 365 dates to write down!

Keep Your Perspective! If you do go ‘off diet,’ don’t give into that impulse to give up, put the pint of ice cream back in the freezer, and go back to the note in your tote.  Draw in one tiny frowny face L.  Now look at that tiny face compared to all the dates you’ve put down for keeping on track.  Doesn’t that mistake look tiny and unimportant in the face of all the work you’ve already done?

• Challenge and Reward Yourself! Staying motivated and enthusiastic about your diet is key to staying on your diet, and challenges & rewards can help you feel good about what you’ve accomplished.  Try positive challenges like “Go 1 solid week with no soda or sweet tea!” or “No Take Out in March!” For your rewards, avoid food-related prizes.  Rewarding yourself for a diet accomplishment with a sugary treat is counterproductive. Remember that truly successful diets change your eating habits along with your waistline!  Rewards should make you happy & proud of what you’ve done: “If I meet that challenge, I’ll … go see that movie in the theater, buy myself that purse or book, make the next Saturday a Me-Day,” or something else that you enjoy.

Exercise Escort!
Keep your resolutions close & your tote closer!

Get with your exercise escort – sharing your success can be the difference between a New Year’s Resolution and an all year achievement! Call or text each other reminders and motivation.  If you both keep your gym dates or your workout schedules for a full month, go out to celebrate together!

Be a Gym Buddy!  Make a deal with one of your girlfriends who is getting on the exercise wagon too — agree to keep going to the gym and keep each other coming to the gym.

Workout Dates  If you don’t want to join a gym – go for walks with a friend(escalating into jogging or running if you are both able), have workout dates at each others’ houses once a month,

Take that Class Together  Yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and other physically challenging classes are often available at your local community centers!

Don’t use those side pockets on your gym bag to carry your water to the gym! Hydrating is an important part of any exercise regiment, and Thirty-One’s Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote is perfect for the job!  Get in the habit of keeping your Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote handy and stocked with bottles of water, and you can avoid those tempting sugary drinksthat run down your running!

It’s not just for drinks!  Make an ice or gel pack cold pull double duty to keep your drinks cool and be ready for those sore muscles! You gym bag can’t do that!

 

Helping Others

Community groups, clubs, and organizations are always looking for volunteers, and usually keeping an eye out for new ways to raise money for their programs.  Why not offer to help by coordinating a fundraiser? The Thermal Tote & Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote make great fundraising products! They’re useful, stylish, and inexpensive (especially in January)!

Your Group Never Participated in a Fundraiser Before
If you have not done product fundraising before, ask your volunteers, church group, or supporters if fundraising by selling a product would be acceptable to them. If you serve youth groups or sports clubs, ask the parents if they are willing for their children fundraise by selling a product. If your potential fundraising sales force is not enthusiastic, your fundraiser will not be successful!

Be Unique!
Schools, church groups, sports clubs, social clubs, bands, and other local groups often sell popcorn, magazines, candles, fruit by the box, cookies, … etc in their fundraisers.  Nothing bogs down a fundraiser like discovering that another group sold the same product just last month!  Selling Thirty-One products – like the Thermal Tote & Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote – makes your fundraiser stand out!

Offer Quality!
Especially when children or teens are involved in the fundraiser, many of their first orders come from grandparents and other relatives. Who hasn’t bought a popcorn tin or fundraising ornament from the child of a friend or neighbor? All too often, you receive what you ordered and feel that your money would have been better spent as a direct donation rather than adding something else to the back of your closet.  Give your fundraising volunteers the confidence to share the products with people they care about by offering quality and style that they can actually USE! 

An Order Taking Program
Your customers select from the Thirty-One Products offered in a fundraiser flyer; volunteers record the order; all order forms are returned to your consultant; your consultant finalizes the order and ships the products to your fundraiser’s organizer; products are distributed to volunteers who deliver products to the customer. Funds are collected at the time of selection.

•  No Inventory of the Products to Buy & Stock  – No Up Front Costs!

•  No Guesswork on How Much Product to Order

•  Volunteers are each given a flyer to show customers exactly how much of each sale is going to your group!

•  Convenient format allows adults and children to participate in fundraising effort

 No Official Thirty-One Fundraiser

At this time, Thirty-One doesn’t offer a company-wide fundraising program, but individual consultants can have their own fundraising initiatives. Ask your consultant if they offer a fundraising program!

Have Fun
However you choose to use your Thermal Tote or Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote,  enjoy yourself in 2012!

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