Archive | June, 2010

So why am I a Thirty-One Consultant?

30 Jun

That’s a good question… I have a successful full-time job that I absolutely LOVE… so why did I decide to become a Thirty-One Consultant? Here are just a few of the reasons…

REASON #1: The opportunity to earn my money back: Let’s face it… money talks! With the 2010 May/June $99 rebate offer, I had nothing to lose! I was already in LOVE with the products. I knew I was going to order gifts anyway. I was excited at the possibility of earning some of my money back. And the starter kit came stocked with $300 in product and supplies! Why the heck not? Plus, it gives me the opportunity to pay it forward through fundraiser events!

REASON #2: Trust & Training: I really trust my friend Ashley. Ashley is my Thirty-One sponsor. She and I went to high school together but we had not seen each other in several years. Facebook reconnected us recently. Ashley is a loving mom, a compassionate labor & delivery nurse, she goes to church on Sundays and she volunteers her time serving the homeless in our community. She is such a good person that I trusted her and her experience. I was also inspired by her success in such a short amount of time… she has already been promoted to Director. Not only do I trusted Ashley… I also trust Thirty-One. It’s such a GREAT company and they offer outstanding training modules such as online webinars (I call in using my Skype account), podcasts, videos, to name just a few! There is also a support system within the virtual Thirty-One Gifts Yahoo Group, an online community exclusively for consultants to share stories, ideas, tips, news, and joys!

Celebrate ~ Encourage ~ RewardREASON #3: Inspiring Women: I love that it’s a company founded by women and run by women whose sole mission is to celebrate, encourage and reward women. I love meeting with other consultants in my area and sharing our experiences. I hope these women become lifelong friends.

REASON #4: Fashion-Forward Designs: my background is in marketing and advertising, and I’ve taken a few courses in graphic design and interior design. I’ve also been fortunate to have worked for some fashion-forward clients such as Hugo Boss, Bulthaup Kitchens, Gaggenau Appliances and the smart car. I love design and Thirty-One products really caught my eye! The catalog doesn’t do them justice. And my customers agree!

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16 Great Gift Ideas for Grads & Dads

8 Jun

Gift idea for dear ol’ dad

7 Jun

I don’t know about you, but every year I struggle with what to get my dear ol’ dad. Whether it’s Father’s Day, his birthday or Christmas, I’m always at a loss to find something new and unique that won’t clutter his place. I’ve gone the ‘experience’ route, purchasing gift certificates to movie theaters and restaurants. And being an avid Alabama football fan, he has more Bama gear than even he knows what to do with. So this year, I’m getting him something for his RV. You see, my dad travels to every home game from Labor Day weekend until the Thanksgiving weekend Iron Bowl. He lives in his RV the entire time, i.e. a ‘roadie’ traveling with the Crimson Tide.

As a new Thirty-One Consultant, I had to get him one of my fabulous bags! The Large Utility Tote is perfect for him. This oversized bag holds a LOT of stuff! It’s wire rim keeps the bag open to carry bulky items easily, but it easily collapses for storage. He can use it for sporting equipment, tailgating, camping trips, tools, etc. He can also use it to store board games or blankets.

The bag comes in five colors or designs. I’ve selected Sandy Swirl to match the beige and red theme of his RV. I’ll have it personalized with his last name in red, style 11 font. This block letter font is similar to a font the university uses and will tie in nicely with his overall tailgating theme. Roll Tide!

**UPDATE** (06.22.10) I ended up purchasing the brown bag with red embroidery. I was afraid the Sandy Swirl might be too feminine. When I spoke to him on Father’s Day… he said he loved his new bag!

Sample: Sandy Swirl

Sample: Newport Stripe

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