Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Keeping Cool in the Sun with Thirty-One Gifts {Review} CLOSED

Summer is HERE!  I'm partnering with the Blogging Mamas Network on their latest Event to help you Keep Cool in the Sun!
We've come together with a great group of bloggers who have a ton of prizes to help celebrate the Summer season and give you the chance to win! 


For my giveaway in the Keep Cool in the Sun Event here at A Modern Day Fairy Tale, my wonderful sponsor Thirty One Gifts Independent Director, Amy Williams is giving one lucky reader a $25 Thirty-One Gift Certificate to shop her website!

For many of us, summertime means being on the go! Whether it be vacationing, heading to the beach or pool, kids' sports, picnics at the park, or visiting friends and family (as is most typical with my family!), summer is definitely a busy time of year, and often has us packing bags! Thirty-One has a TON of great products that make that super easy...and add some style to our summer travels as well! For this review, I was sent this adorable 'Fun On The Run' Large Utility Tote.

The perfect bag for all our fun summer activities!!

I have several Thirty-One products already myself, and adore them all- but if I were forced to pick a favorite- the Large Utility Tote would definitely make that list! They are ideal for the summer months too. They are perfect for the beach or pool-the perfect size to throw in your beach towels, toys for the kiddos, sunscreen and anything else you might need! The open tops make them great for the little ones to just reach in and grab what they need...and if you have toys that stick out the top a little, you don't have to worry about not being able to close! (Though, if you DO want your items a little more protected, you could always purchase a Top-A-Tote.) They also wipe out very easily, so you don't have to worry about sand or spilled snacks...or all those other messes that summertime and kids seem to bring! If you have kids in sports, you can throw in some seat cushions, game gear, etc...so easy to throw in and go! Pair it with a thermal or two for the perfect picnic bag. When we visit family, I often use Large Utility Totes to toss in toys that the little man wants to bring along...or any extras that just don't fit into our typical bags. And they aren't just great for summer either- I have a few throughout the house that I use for organizing, groceries, toys, carrying things in and out of the car...truly the possibilities are endless! It's such a versatile bag...is there any wonder it's one of my favorites!? Also, like most Thirty-One products, they can be personalized with fun saying, your name or whatever you'd like to make them truly unique! And for the month of June, you can purchase them for just $10 (regularly $35) with every $35 spent! How great is that!? (I just LOVE Thirty-One's monthly specials!)

Combined with thermals make this a great bag for summer picnic!

But if the Large Utility Tote isn't quite your style, Thirty-One offers many other great products for your summer needs...various thermals in all shapes and sizes, totes perfect for days out and about and even another favorite of mine- the Retro Metro Weekender, ideal for those summer getaways! And they all come in a variety of fun summer prints! I am particularly in love with the Party Punch print (chevron, of course!), but I know many are loving the Flip Flop print for the summer as well!! (Which is available in the Large Utility Tote during the month of June ONLY!) Or if you prefer something a little simpler, you can't go wrong with the Spirit Collection! No matter your style, there truly is a little something for everyone!!
In the exclusive Flip Flops print- available during the month of June ONLY!

And the best part, by hosting a Thirty-One party, you can earn your wishlist at a HUGE discount- even FREE!! Parties can be held online, so you don't even have to clean your home or get out of your PJs, simply send your friends the party link and let them shop at their own convenience. They get to purchase some great products (and take advantage of those awesome monthly specials) and YOU earn amazing hostess rewards! You can also start up your own Thirty-One business for just $99 (plus tax and shipping)...help your friends (and yourself) earn these great rewards...and make money doing it!! Who doesn't want to get paid to party!?  As a Thirty-One consultant, you create your own hours- working your business as little or as much as you prefer to suit your needs!! If either of these options sound like something you might be interested in, fill out this form and check the appropriate options! (Filling out this form will subscribe you to Amy Williams, Independent Director's e-mail newsletter, and earn you extra entries into the giveaway-so be sure to submit that entry...by checking yes to either option, you are in no way obligated to commit to either, just asking for more information!)

If you don't want to wait to order, you can shop the online event here! Not only does ordering get you extra entries into the giveaway, Amy is offering some amazing shipping specials!  Spend $50 and get $4 direct shipping. Spend $100 and get FREE Direct Shipping! Order online and she will adjust the shipping rate when the party closes or call her to order 256-486-5843. (Please keep in mind that any orders made through this event will not be charged/shipped until the event closes- on June 25!!)

Okay, okay...onto the part you've all been patiently waiting for- the giveaway! Amy Williams, Independent Director has generously offered ONE lucky reader the chance to win a $25 Thirty-One Gift Certificate to be spent on her website! You can put that towards this wonderful Large Utility Tote and take advantage of the special, or spend it on anything else that catches your eyes! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below! (Please be sure to complete all mandatory entries to be eligible, and come back for extra entry options as well. Entries will be verified and anyone found to be cheating will be disqualified.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

After you've entered my giveaway, don't forget to hop around to all the others in the linky below.  Be sure to enter to win the GRAND PRIZES for this Event too!  You have a chance to win...
In the KIDS package you could win:  a pair of Julbo USA looping sunglasses for baby, a trio of TruKids products including Sunny Days sunscreen and Hero Stick, a Hearthsong Camping Tent {chair not included}, a Swim Diaper from Red Barn Cloth Diapers, and a reusable snack tube SqueeZurts Starter Kit!


A second prize package including a $100 Gift Certificate to Claudia Alan Eyewear and Winner's Choice of any item from UV Skinz - makers of protective sunwear!
Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. Open to US only. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery. According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Keeping Cool in the Sun participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in exchange for review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 


  1. I definitely love the large utility tote.

  2. How do I find the facebook group there isn't a link? I typed it in and a whole bunch of amy's thirty one groups came up.

    1. https://www.facebook.com/groups/amytwilliams/

  3. The large utility tote, but I am torn on the fabric choice...

  4. I really want one of those large totes. With sitting at the pool and also PCSing soon, that would be amazing.

  5. If I won, I would buy the U R U Keep-It Caddy.

  6. I like the picnic thermal tote

  7. ohhhh, since this ends before June is over, I would order the large utility tote for $35 & then get another one for $10, the June special! YAY!!!!!!!!

  8. I would probably get the Soft Wallet in Island Damask.

  9. I'd love to get the laundry hamper for my dorm room!

  10. I'd buy the Double Pinch Coin Purse

  11. I want to Fresh Market Thermal in Pink Pop Medallion! SOOO neededin my house and super cute! LOVE 31!
    Jen Whitten

  12. I like the large utility tote.

  13. I really like the Fresh Market Thermal
    Jessica Cox

  14. i want to get a large utility tote :)

  15. I like the Large Utility Tote in Patchwork Paisley.

  16. I'd get the Thermal Tote in Punch Bowl

  17. i love the coupon clutch - perfect for my weekly shopping trips!


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