#Product #Review & #Giveaway: Zip-Top #Organizing #UtilityTote from #Thirty-One - #Win Your Own #Tote!

16 August 2014

Hi all! As you know, I am typically a book reviewer but occasionally I review Christian music and basically anything that I feel strongly about or just plain LOVE. A very good friend of mine, Melissa from My Recent Favorite Books, is a Thirty-One consultant and she sales some awesome bags. Recently she asked me to review one of the bags she offers and I jumped at the chance! The best part of this review is Melissa is giving away a bag exactly like the one I am reviewing, in the winner's color of choice, of course, and she will even have it embroidered for you! How exciting for me and for you! Thank you Melissa for allowing me to do this review and giveaway on my blog. If you're one of my readers make sure you read to the bottom of this post for the chance to win this amazing bag!
 

 
 

This  Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote measures approximately 10.25"H x 15.5"W x 6.5"D. It has two large front pockets, three large back pockets and a mesh pocket on each end. It can be used for many things, a beach bag, diaper bag, etc., but I used it as an overnight bag when I stayed with my mom as her caregiver. The pockets are perfect for shampoo, body wash, mouth wash and such and big enough to hold a 32 oz. bottle of shampoo. Now that's HUGE!
 
 
 
 
 
 These are the three back pockets and one of the side mesh pockets. There are so many pockets on this bag that I had a hard time finding things to fill them for my review! The Mesh pocket is great if you have an item of clothing that is damp and needs air to dry. That way you don't have to carry it with your other dry clothing.
 
 
 
 
The large inner pocket is great for clothing. I packed TWO complete outfits and there was still a little room to spare. Keep in mind that I'm not a small girl so my clothes take more room than the average person too! LOL Notice the zippered top. I love a closed bag because you don't have to worry about things tumbling out, unwanted stuff falling in or your things getting wet if it's raining. But, for those that like an open bag, it comes without the zipper too.
 
 
 
 
 
These are all of the items I put in my bag and, like I said, there was a little room to spare. I would like to point out a few things that I loved about it. It is made of a very sturdy vinyl type of material that is easily wiped down, it has very strong strap-type handles for easy carrying, and very strong binding on the ends with perfect stitching. It's a great looking bag that comes in 18 different prints (mine is the Swiss Dot). If you'll notice, mine has been embroidered with my initials and I LOVE it! Embroidery costs extra but it adds so much to this bag. Thirty-One has great font choices for the embroidery and they even tell you which color of thread works best with the color of bag you choose. It can't get much simpler than that! Overall, I just love my Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote and I will be using it OFTEN! You can't go wrong with this bag and it would also make a great gift! I highly recommend it!
 
 
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It's Giveaway Time!
Melissa Bowyer has graciously offered to give away ONE Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote to one of my readers.

Make sure you fill out the form to be entered. The more you do, the more entries you receive. :)



Giveaway Rules:
 
  • Leave a comment answering this question: What product do you love most from Thirty-One?
  • Fill out the Form below for more entries.
  • You must provide a valid email address (ie; abookloversretreat(at)yahoo(dot)com) for contact purposes only.
  • Giveaway ends on Saturday, August 23rd @ 11:59 pm. No purchase necessary.
    • Winners will be chosen through the form provided and contacted by e-mail on Sunday, August 24th. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification or another winner will be chosen.
    • The odds of winning are based solely on the number of entries received.
    • Due to shipping costs this giveaway is open to US residents ONLY.
    • All prizes are non-transferable.
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          1. Me too, Velma. They have some pretty neat stuff. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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        2. Thanks so much for the wonderful review Wanda! I'm so glad you are enjoying your Thirty-One Bag. It looks great! =)

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        3. I have a really nice bag from Thirty-One that my daughter gave me. It is somewhat similar to the one you are featuring, but it doesn't zip and I think mine is a little bigger. It is red and brown plaid. I use it in all my car traveling, filling it with my books on CD's, my Kindle, snacks, and all sorts of necessary items for traveling in the car :D

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          1. You bet, Kay. You can use this bag for almost anything with being so roomy. I'm glad you like your bag so much. Maybe you will add another to your collection! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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          2. Yeah, that would be great :) I do like tote bags. When my kids were young, they used to call me "The Bag Lady".

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          3. Kay, Your Tote sounds like the "Large Utility Tote", thats a great size tote bag!

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        4. I love the retro metro fold over!

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          1. Hi Karen! This isn't the retro metro fold over but I bet you can find a lot of uses for it! Good luck on winning! :)

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          2. Karen, I think the Retro Metro Fold over bags are so cute! = )

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        5. I love the Flip Top Organizing Bin!

          demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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          1. Sounds like a great bag, Ashley! Good luck!

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          2. Ashley, The Flip Top Organizing Bin is great to use in the car or anywhere that you need organizing!

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        6. OH my, THat's tough question. I haven't had anything from thirty one. :-) But the totes and lunch boxes look awesome.

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          1. This was my first bag from Thirty-One too, Amy. It's a really great bag though and I was so glad Melissa decided to have the winner's bag embroidered. It really adds so much to the bag itself. Good luck!

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        7. I love the stilly stinker chillious thermal tote. Absolutely adorable.

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        8. I love the cooler bags for keeping water and snacks cool at the beach or park!

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          1. I need one of those myself, Heidi. I do picnic every once in a while. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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        9. The totes are the best! Thx for the chance :)

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          1. Hi Samantha! You're so welcome and thank you for stopping by! :)

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        10. I can't really think of one I don't like! I have a lot of Thirty One. The mini totes are great for storing little things in and keeping track of the TV remotes!

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          1. I'm jealous, Christy! This is my first bag! The mini totes sound great though. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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        11. I love the zip top organizing utility tote in swiss dots. It has been on my wish list for a while now. I also love the Cindy Tote and the Organizing Shoulder Bag

          Maureen
          maureen.tenney@gmail.com

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          1. Well Maureen here's your chance to fill your wish list! At least part of it. :) Good luck and thanks for stopping by! :)

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        12. I recently purchased one of their purses. I love it. Thank you for a chance to win! lisastifler(at)yahoo(dot)com

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          1. They do have some really cute purses. Everything they have is pretty awesome. Good luck, Lisa!

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        13. My daughter in law gave me a utility bag that I love.

          mauback55 at gmail dot com

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          1. That was very sweet of your daughter, Melanie. Good luck winning this one! :)

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        14. I love their inside out bags.

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          1. I love those too! Thanks for stopping by and good luck! :)

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        15. My favorite is the market thermal tote!

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          1. Those are cute too! Thanks for stopping by, Kaitlin!

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