Tuesday, February 26, 2013

thirty-one

My mom went to a Thirty-One party a few weeks ago, and she bought a bag for both Nolan and me. I love their products because they are so good for organization! I also like that they can be personalized with names or initials.

1. Organizing Utility Tote in “Island Damask”.  The pockets on the back and the sides are very useful.

2. Large Utility Tote in “Lotsa Dots”. Now Nolan’s toys have a place to go at night!

I have three other Thirty-One items, given to me as gifts. Although all three patterns have since retired, they are still being sold in new designs.

3. Keep-It-Caddy in “Apple Blossom”. My mom got this one for me as well, two years ago. I’ve used it mostly as a magazine & catalog holder.

4. Thermal Tote. One of my former campers (Ellie) gave me this lunch bag with my monogram!

5. Cosmetic Bag Set in “Garden Bloom”. They’ve altered the bag slightly. My Aunt Lori bought this for me for my hospital stay when Nolan was born. :)

The Thirty-One name comes from the chapter of the Bible, Proverbs 31.
I love it, so I’m throwing it in here:

10-31  (The Message)
A good woman is hard to find,
and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
and never has reason to regret it.
Never spiteful, she treats him generously
all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,
and enjoys knitting and sewing.
She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places
and brings back exotic surprises.
She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast
for her family and organizing her day.
She looks over a field and buys it,
then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.
First thing in the morning, she dresses for work,
rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.
She senses the worth of her work,
is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,
diligent in homemaking.
She’s quick to assist anyone in need,
reaches out to help the poor.
She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows;
their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.
She makes her own clothing,
and dresses in colorful linens and silks.
Her husband is greatly respected
when he deliberates with the city fathers.
She designs gowns and sells them,
brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.
Her clothes are well-made and elegant,
and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.
When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,
and she always says it kindly.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
and keeps them all busy and productive.
Her children respect and bless her;
her husband joins in with words of praise:
“Many women have done wonderful things,
but you’ve outclassed them all!”
Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.
The woman to be admired and praised
is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves!
Festoon her life with praises!

Thirty-One has not asked me to blog about their products; all opinions are my own.

5 comments:

  1. I love thirty one! My mom sells it which means trouble for me! I am obsessed with the island damask print because it reminds me of Lilly Pulitzer. :)

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  2. I have never heard of thirty one.. but I just looked it up and now I MUST host a party! haha.. I love the whole catalog! And I love the message from Proverbs :)

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  3. I have the large utility tote. I love it!

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  4. No idea that's where the name came from!

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