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Friday, December 17, 2010

Last Chance & First Chance for Thirty-One Favorites!!

First of all, I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!! I can’t wait to show you what Thirty-One has in store for 2011!! Thank you for making 2010 such a success and blessing!!

Ring in the New Year with Thirty-One!

January and February both have so much to offer! January is your LAST CHANCE for any favorite items or fabrics that will be retiring! February is your FIRST CHANCE for any new items (be the first to own a brand new design…26 new prints and 33 new styles!)

Host a JANUARY Party and I will buy you a FREE Thermal Tote…your choice!!

Host a FEBRUARY Party ($450+) and I will buy the Cindy Tote for you…FREE!!

Dates are filling up quickly…contact me ASAP to reserve your date!!


Customers: Thermal Tote Month is Back!! (a Thirty-One CLASSIC!!). These fabulous bags are on sale for $8 (reg $12.50) and $10 (reg. $14) with only $1.50 embroidery!!! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Just in time for Teacher Appreciate Week, end of year Teacher Gifts, Graduation Gifts, Birthdays and so much more!! Thermal Totes (and ONLY Thermal Totes) will be available in BOTH Fall AND Spring fabrics!! (24 total!!)

Hostess: In addition to earning FREE and half price items, you will earn a Gift Certificate for NEW Spring/Summer products too!! January is essentially double hostess rewards (½ Fall/Winter and ½ Spring/Summer…this can’t be beat!!)

Start taking pre-orders now! Host a Catalog Party, collect $350 in orders and you will receive regular hostess rewards + a Thank You gift from me (a thermal tote…your choice!)


Customers: Your customers will be celebrated in 31 ways…31 percent off, that is! When your customer spends only $31, she can choose ANY ITEM for 31 percent off! If your customer spends $62, she can choose TWO ITEMS at 31 percent off! February is the perfect time to start stocking the gift closet for the year, and this gives your customers plenty of great opportunities.

Hostess: Do you have your eye on the FAMOUS CINDY TOTE?? Host a February party ($450+) and you can choose any Cindy Tote at 70% off!! Yes, one of our most popular products can be had for only $20.40! This stylish tote is perfect as a briefcase, a diaper bag, a scrapbooker’s bag and just about anything else you can think of.


Contact me to set up a JANUARY fundraiser. This is the perfect month to earn money for organizations!! You can start selling today!!

Happy Holidays,

Kristen Brininstool
Senior Director, Thirty-One Gifts

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Strong Women

I had the privilege of helping my Director and a good friend (another Director) host a conference call last night. This story was shared…and I wanted to share it with you! Enjoy!

Strong Women
By Richard Neihart
Submitted by: DSWA

So who is a woman of the direct selling profession? She is many things. She is North American, Australian and Asian. She's Latin and European. She comes in all shapes and sizes: large and small and short and tall. Her hair is black and brown and blond – and silver. She comes from every walk of life: From family farms and average, ordinary towns to big, sophisticated cities.

The typical direct selling professional is a married woman, a wife who loves her husband and children. She's also a divorced mom determined to work at home and raise her kids. She's a grandmother, toned, tanned, tuned in and out to win the second half of her life. And in very sad situations, she's a mistreated woman seeking to escape an abusive relationship. She's a no-nonsense corporate career woman who hit her head on the “glass ceiling” one too many times – and a sensible, single woman who's decided that rather than “marry a millionaire” she'll just become one. She is a Ph.D., a high school dropout and everything in between.

But no matter her nationality, shape or size, no matter her education, race or religion she is the feminine face of free enterprise.

She's business in blue jeans; wholesale in high heels; an entrepreneur in an evening gown. Her energies drive the world's economy. Her efforts mesh the gears of international commerce. Her time and talent puts food in the fridge, clothes in the closet and cars in the carport. She keeps factories functioning, freight cars filled, and trucks trucking.

In fact, if all the multiplied millions of women in direct selling stopped work for one week, the world's economy would stumble to a standstill. She is a strong woman. Part angel, actress and acrobat, she is a multi-tasking miracle – she can fold laundry, repair a bike, prepare a dinner, change a baby, change a tire and host a conference call – all at the same time. A fusion of
model, missionary and magician, she can wrench ninety minutes from an hour, squeeze eight days out of a week and 40 days from a month. She can meet a month end production deadline dead center – and although she may not feel it, she's drop dead gorgeous.

She is a strong woman. She can be found anywhere: From a concourse to a convention center. You'll find her on a laptop in a coffee shop, hosting an in home presentation, up front training or sitting in a seminar listening and learning. But mostly you'll find her at home…because that's probably why she chose direct selling in the first place. She really wants to work from home.
An independent sales representative, she is the CEO of her own corporation. Her corner office commands a sweeping view of her back yard and her kids at play.

In the beginning her desk may be a folding card table with a milk crate credenza but it's a real office just the same – the nerve center of the greatest operation on earth. This lady of direct selling is courage, character and consistency, leadership, loyalty and love. She loves God. She loves her family. She loves her company. She loves her products. She loves people. This direct
selling dynamo never meets a stranger. She simply has no time to be timid.

From grocery checkouts to waiting rooms to county fairs she is the world's most effective and natural networker. She is prospecting and presentations; recruitment and retention. She is on-line enrollment and education, bookings and benefits, motivation and more. She's a team builder, cheerleader and star player all in one. As a consultant, counselor and coach she is persistence, patience and profit…and a little prayer.

She's a strong woman. In a world where clarity is a rarity, she knows what she wants. Instead of taking care she's taking charge. While protecting the present she is planning the future. While others wish, she works. While others are making excuses, she is making money. The very reasons why some women say they can't succeed are the compelling reasons why she must.

She is a strong woman. She is a tough-minded optimist. Pleasantly persistent she moves from rejection to rejection without losing enthusiasm. She knows that her sales are in direct proportion to the number of times she is willing to open herself up to being let down. She doesn't enjoy it any more than anyone else but has come to terms with rejection and refuses to let it stop her from pursuing her goals.

She is a strong woman.

Article provided by the Direct Selling Women's Alliance Copyright 2003

Monday, November 1, 2010

Holiday Promotion & Opportunity!

Happy Holidays!!

Can you believe that we are in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holidays?? I would like to thank you for being a part of my Thirty-One story and supporting my business! The past 18 months have been amazing and I couldn’t have done it without you!!

I would love to tell you about TWO awesome opportunities!!


Your Thanksgiving event is a GREAT time to be a hostess, share a few of our products, collect orders and earn FREE merchandise for yourself!

It’s SO Easy!
Your family is already gathered together!
The food is already made!
Everyone is in the holiday shopping mood!
Here’s how it works:
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, take 1 of my packets to your family & friends' get togethers, collect ONLY $200 in orders (on average this only takes 4-6 orders, turn in orders by November 30th!
**Don’t forget to pull the men aside to help them shop for the women in their lives!**

• Each customer will be able to take advantage of the December Customer special (spend $31 get your choice of a Flat Iron Case, Mini On-the-Go Organizer or Hard Case Wallet for HALF price (one item per $31 spent)).
• Each hostess of a “qualified” party will receive a FREE Littles Carry-All Caddy as a Thank You gift
• Submit at least a $500 party (excludes tax and shipping) and receive a FREE Organizing Utility Tote!
• If I get 10 Wishbone Weekend participants, each hostesses name will go into a drawing for a FREE Large Utility Tote!
• Anyone who books a January 2011 Party will receive a FREE Thermal Tote with personalization once their party is held.
• These great rewards are in addition to the monthly Hostess special, free products, half price items and more!! (Hostess Rewards are determined by party sales)

Contact me ASAP so I can set up your party and get your Wishbone Weekend packet in the mail!!

(AKA Fundraiser Time!!)

If you are involved with an organization that would like a fresh new idea for fundraising…Thirty-One and the month of January is for you!

Our Thermal Totes will be on sale for $8 (reg $12.50) and $10 (reg. $14.00) with $1.50 embroidery (reg. $6). In order to simply things, I will include sales tax and shipping and round up to $13 and $15 per thermal tote (this includes personalization, shipping and sales tax (factored at 8.125%)). Everything will ship directly to the organization; any orders that need to be directly shipped to customers will incur an additional $4 charge.

This is a great opportunity for foundations, organizations, schools, churches, dance/karate/gymnastics studios, dance teams, daycares or even a family in need.

Patterns Galore!
All Fall/Winter AND **NEW** Spring/Summer prints will be available during January only!

I will be donating 25% of all Thermal Tote sales back to the organization. Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in and I will set up your event and get the information to you. If you know of anyone that would be interested and benefit from a fundraiser, please send them my information as well.

In addition, I will donate an additional $31 to your organization for each guest who books a party from your fundraiser. (additional donation will be made once their party is held)

Thanks so much for your support. I’m looking forward to working with you!

Kristen Brininstool
Director, Thirty-One Gifts

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18 Months in the life of Thirty-One

Today marks 18 months with Thirty-One...and we haven't looked back since! Brooks is in complete awe of my success and we both feel incredibly blessed! Thirty-One has allowed me to stay at home with my daughter, which is my "why"..."why" I am with the company.

Most people are curious how much income a consultant makes or can make. First of all, let me tell you...if you work your business, it will grown and your income will grow. If you say, "I'm not a sales person" or "I'm not outgoing" or "It's not my thing"...don't worry, I'm not pushy, not outgoing and had never been to a home party before joining Thirty-One...BUT our products are fabulous!! All you have to do is walk into a room and your party guests are flocking all over you to see everything, "what's this" "what's that"...etc! So, that is how you work your simply put yourself out there and take your cute products with you everywhere you go!

I wanted to share my last 18 paychecks with you, simply because people ask and are curious.

May 2009 -- $573.46
June 2009 -- $420.12
July 2009 -- $413.09
August 2009 -- $889.91 - promoted to Senior Consultant
Sept. 2009 -- $912.71
Oct. 2009 -- $1,594.39 - promoted to Director
Nov. 2009 -- $1,337.94
Dec. 2009 -- $1,959.93 (received $1000 Director bonus)
Jan. 2010 -- $910.25
Feb. 2010 -- $1,332.73
March 2010 -- $1,059.99
April 2010 -- $1,414.84
May 2010 -- $1,927.82
June 2010 -- $811.07
July 2010 -- $1,159.66
August 2010 -- $3,140.86
Sept. 2010 -- $2,761.47
Oct. 2010 -- $6,680.86
November -- ??? - will promote to Senior Director!!

October has been absolutely incredible. My team sales hit $159,580, which is $100,000 higher than my previous team record. August 15th my team gained its 100th consultant...less than two months later we have 213 women.

Thirty-One can provide additional income for a vacation fund, new car, college savings, "me" money, dance/karate/gymnastics class...or you can turn it into your primary career!

I would love to share more information with you!

Kristen Brininstool
Director, Thirty-One Gifts

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kristen's 31 Gifts MEETS Networked Blog!

If you are one of my fabulous Facebook fans, I have made keeping up with my blog easier!!

You can now follow Kristen's 31 Gifts on "Networked Blog" through Facebook!! It's easy to follow...just click, accept and my blog posts will appear in your news feed!

Also, be on the lookout for upcoming contests and incentives!! Start "suggesting" my page and blog to all your friends...once we hit 1000 fans/likes...there will be amazing products coming your way!!

How do you suggest? Simply visit Kristen's 31 Gifts on Facebook and click "suggest to friends" underneath my profile picture!! ...from the Network Blog screen, click "invite people to join" which is under the thumbnail of my blog!

Let me know if you have any questions!! Thanks so much for your continued support!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Did you know??

Did you know that Thirty-One is....

Working for Thirty-One is such an amazing opportunity!! It has allowed me to stay at home with my daughter, help support our family and has brought so many incredible women into my life (customers, hostesses and fellow consultants!)
I would love to share my Thirty-One experience with you and be honored to have you join my team! However, in the mean time you may visit my Opportunity website at
However, if you are ready to jump in and don't know where to start, simply visit my website:
and click "Join My Team" in the upper right corner!
Thirty-One always offers FABULOUS monthly specials.
November, here we come!!!
All customers who spend $31 in November get a FREE Zipper Pouch!! Let me tell you, this is an incredible offer...we have never had a "free" gift with purchase before!! This will definitely ensure that you have a rockin' party!! Your friends won't be able to resist!

Don't a hostess you still get rewarded!! Thirty-One never hosts a party without celebrating our hostesses!!

Hostesses can buy a Skirt Purse (and skirt) for only $10 when you host a $450 party. (That’s a $32 Savings!) Choose from 12 versatile patterns, including 3 new styles from our Gift Guide!

AND, if you host a $750 party, you'll receive an additional gift! Not only can she buy the Skirt Purse and skirt for only $10, you'll also receive a handpicked collection of our favorite accessories to keep for yourself or give as a gift!

The Free ADD-ON ACCESSORY KIT for $750+ parties includes a Rosette Clip, Mirror Compact, and Key Fob all tucked inside a Mini Zipper pouch. That’s $79 worth of products for only $10!


Like it? Place an Order!
Love it? Host a Party!
Want it all? Become a Consultant!

Kristen Brininstool
Director, Thirty-One Gifts

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Loving Life and Thirty-One!!

I'm a bit behind on my blog, but all for a good reason! I have been so busy!!

Delilah and I went to Thirty-One's National Conference (Ohio) in July and both fell in love with Thirty-One all over again!! It truly re-solidified why Thirty-One is in our lives!!

Delilah and I in the hotel lobby!

Founder, Cindy Monroe welcoming Directors!!

(Cindy truly seems so genuine!! One of the girls you just want to hang out with and watch a fun chick-flick!!)

One of my favorite parts of conference was finally meeting my fabulous Director, Amanda Graves!! She is one of the founding consultants for Thirty-One and a Senior Executive Director! I want to be like her when I grow up!! She is truly amazing and I feel so fortunate to be on her team!!Amanda and I with all our ribbons!

My favorite part?? Anyone who promotes to Director, Senior Director or Senior Executive Director gets to cross the stage and have a short photo opp with Cindy!

I received 3 white roses for promoting to Senior Consultant (SC), a dozen red roses for promoting to Director and a framed Thirty-One $1000 bill for receiving my bonus!! Delilah and I got stopped in the airport because of our flowers...they thought we were in a wedding!

I can't say enough good things about Thirty-One and what it has done for my family! It has truly allowed me to become a Stay-At-Home Mommy/Work-At-Home Mommy! I wouldn't trade it for the world!!

Brooks and I thought we were going to make sacrifices by allowing me to stay at home...however, through Thirty-One we have earned two vacations!! My husband and I are about to join other Directors and fly to Mexico for the Leadership Trip!! In addition, I earned a Carnival Cruise for two and we will be departing from Galveston in February and going to Key West, Freeport and Nassau (Bahamas). We can't wait!! ...although it does make us a bit teary to leave our little girl behind.

I cannot wrap my head around how fast Thirty-One is growing! My team is a direct reflection of this! For the month of August, my team gained 40 new consultants (we grew by 50%!! ...from 80 to 120!!). I also set a team record and had 14 personal recruits last month!! As of today, my team has 135 women...not even a year and a half after I joined.

Just a REMINDER!! Our "30 Days, $50 Craze" runs through the end of September! That means you have less than three weeks to take advantage of this amazing offer!! Ask me for details!!

In August, I received my largest paycheck...AWESOME!! I truly feel blessed beyond belief to have found such a fabulous opportunity that I love! I love the products and all of the women it has brought into my life! (customers, hostesses and consultants!)

What's coming up??

September Customer Special:

You can get a great deal on a NEW item…purchase our Demi Purse for ½ off when you spend $31! It’s regularly $29, so that means you can buy this adorable purse for only $14.50. It comes in 5 great new prints and coordinates with all our cute new accessories. Perfect for the “girl on-the-go”, whether you're out on the town or at the office.

October Customer Special:

You can purchase the Organizing Utility Tote for ONLY $5 when you spend $31! What a great deal on a tote that offers style AND function! Load it up for trips to the gym, grocery store or craft store, or fill it with gifts as a care package….and MORE!

Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner!! Here is a sneak peak from our Holiday Gift Guide which will begin October 1st and run through January!! Fabulous, exclusive items that you won't want to miss!!

Currently, I am booked for September and October! I might have a couple weekday/night openings for October, but the weekends are booked! My weekends are actually booked through mid-November! Our holiday cut-off to guarantee Christmas Eve delivery is December contact me ASAP to book your party!! You can also host a catalog party, which allows your friends to shop directly through you or through your online party link!

Thank you for your continued support!! I love my Thirty-One business and I love working with you!!

Kristen Brininstool
Director, Thirty-One Gifts


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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shop for FREE!! WIN a $20 Gift Certificate from Thirty-One!!

Kristen's Thirty-One Gifts will be featured on Give Away Today this coming Monday!!

Monday, August 9th
12:02 a.m. until midnight
TWO $20 Gift Certificates...that's right, TWO winners!!

Each contestant will have FOUR chances to win/enter!!
1. Leave a comment with your name and email
2. Leave a comment with your name and a product you would like if you are the winner
3. Become a fan of Kristen's 31 Gifts on Facebook!! (you can do this now!)
4. SURPRISE!! (visit Give Away Today on Monday to find out!!)

Please forward this information to all your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors.the more the merrier!! I would love to be one of their most successful features!

**When you leave your comment, feel free to tell other contestants about your favorite 31 products and what you use them for...or what you WISH you had and what you would use it for!! (ie, I LOVE my Large Utility has so many uses. It's great for the back of the car, soccer games, laundry, the pool.and more!!).**

I am really excited about this opportunity and want everyone who has been a part of my business to participate!!

Thanks for your support!!

Kristen Brininstool
Director, Thirty-One Gifts

210-373-7950 or

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August 9th...Kristen's 31 Gifts on Give Away Today!!

Do you like winning things? I know I do!! August 9th...MONDAY...visit Give Away Today for a drawing from Kristen's 31 Gifts!!! Give Away Today is such a fun website...they are always featuring great companies and giving away fun products!!! All you have to do is enter...and you can enter up to FOUR times!!! WOW!!!

Kristen's 31 Gifts will be giving away, not one...but TWO $2o Gift Certificates!!! So tell your friends, because you and a friend could be the lucky winners!!!!
Become a fan/like of Kristen's 31 Gifts on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest happenings on Give Away Today!! Tell your friends to become a fan too...that way they can stay in the loop!! :) Also, becoming a fan is just one of the ways you can enter the fabulous contest (hint, hint!!).

On a side note, my wonderful friend Melissa, designed a fun little button for me to use as a logo...and I'm in love!! Keep your eye out for this little gem on Give Away Today, Little Daily Planner, Kristen's 31 Gifts on Facebook...and so much more!!!

Thanks so much!

Kristen Brininstool

Thirty-One Gifts, Director

210-373-7950 or

Friday, July 16, 2010

View our NEW Catalog and “Dollar Days” of Summer….

Thirty-One recently shared this fabulous information with me, so I wanted to pass it along to you!!!

In August your customers can get everything embroidered for $1! That’s right...any product, any pattern, just in time for our NEW Fall catalog!

They can make any of our embroiderable products uniquely theirs...choose their favorite color and font, choose a phrase, and they can make your own special statement for just a dollar!

There are great things in store for Hostesses in August, too!

Host a $750 Party or above – and they’ll get TWO great deals!

They can purchase a Hard Case Wallet for only $10. It comes in 4 great new prints, and it retails for $25…so they’ll save $15. It holds so much gear, it’s almost like a small clutch or purse!


Get a NEW City Skirt Purse (which retails for $59) for only $10. That’s a HUGE $49 savings.

Hostesses also get a great deal when they submit a $350 party – they can also purchase the Hard Case Wallet for ONLY $10!

(And of course, don’t forget about our ongoing Hostess Exclusive specials on our Garment Bag and Rolling Tote – HUGE deals on brand new travel items! Check out page 5 of our new Fall catalog.)

And check out this new Recruiting incentive! Enrolling (and qualifying) brings great rewards to new Thirty-One Consultants....with our “50 Bucks, 30 Daze” Craze!

When you join the Thirty-One family anytime between July 15 and September 30, 2010 and qualify with $1000 in personal volume sales within your first 30 days of yourvenrollment date...both you AND I will earn an additional $50!* However, for New Consultants that enroll from July 15th through August 15th that qualify within 30 days, I will MATCH the $50 from Thirty-One, thus giving you $100 back!!

PLUS: When you reach $1000 within their first 60 days, you will have the opportunity to purchase the New Consultant QUALIFICATION Kit for only $99! This ADDITIONAL kit includes $300 worth of products and business materials to add to their display!

Once you discover all the great benefits you can get in your first 30, 60 and 90 days, they’ll be on the fast track to achieving your goals and enjoying success with your new business. The sky’s the limit with Thirty-One!

Like it? Place an Order Love it? Host a Party Want it all? Become a Consultant

Contact me today!

Kristen Brininstool
Director, Thirty-One Gifts
210-373-7950 or

NEW E-Mail Address!! Write it down!

I have made the decision to start using a web based email service that is not connected to our cable I will always have it!!
Write this down:
I am now GMAIL instead of RoadRunner!! I hope I like it...everyone seems to love gmail!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thirty-One Gifts: BRAND NEW Catalog = BRAND NEW Products & Kit!!

Do you jump in excitement when you see a new fabric? Do you love monogrammed/personalized items? Do you love hanging out with women? If you do, then Thirty-One is an amazing opportunity for you!!

I just attended our National Conference where our NEW Fall/Winter catalog was released! It is simply amazing…all I can say is, Thirty-One truly outdid themselves this time!

Thirty-One will allow you to show your guests how to “Party with a Purpose” with all of our fabulous organizing products!! HGTV, TLC and Real Simple magazine are all so popular right now…that you can bring these concepts into people’s homes and become their personal shopper!

In addition, Thirty-One will assist you in helping the “Girl on the Go.” You will be able to work with women and find the bags that will help them to get the most function out of their daily routines and travel!

Thirty-One is a fun atmosphere that brings the trendy, boutique stores into your living room! …and what better way to shop than with your girlfriends!

I have made so many amazing friendships and connections through consultants, hostesses and customers! Thirty-One has provided my family with additional income that allows me to support our family and stay at home with my daughter.

Our New Consultant Kit features fresh, innovative fabrics such as: Boho Patchwork Paisley, St. Andrews Hole in One, Floral Fanfare, Cool Lime Ditzy and St. Andrews Garden. For only $99 it includes over $250 worth of product: Picnic Thermal, About Town Blanket, Large Utility Tote, Square Utility Tote, Littles Carry All, All in One Organizer, Mini Organizer, Zipper Pouch, Thermal Tote, Wristlet Wallet, Fold n Go Organizer, Key Fob, Stationery Samples and Fabric Swatches!! …plus all the business materials to get you started!! It will also arrive on your doorstep in a HOT PINK box!!

When you qualify in your first 30 days), you will earn a $50 rebate from Thirty-One (effect for consultants July 15th-September. However, through August 15th, I will match the $50, which will give you $100 back!!

NEW!! When you qualify in your first 60 days you will have opportunity to purchase our Qualification Kit which includes $300+ in product and materials!! If you qualify in your first 30 days, you can apply your $100 for qualifying in your first 30 days to purchase your Qualification Kit ($50 from Thirty-One and $50 from myself)!! See the image below for a snapshot of the fabulous New Qualification Kit!!

The first month of a new catalog always presents us with AMAZING specials…and August will not let you down!! The August Customer and Hostess specials are so incredible, that I guarantee you will have friends beating down your door for products and parties!!

As a consultant with Thirty-One, we are always celebrating, rewarding and encouraging each other and the women we encounter!!

Click here to view pictures from conference and new products!

I would love to help you start this amazing new chapter in your life!

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Kristen Brininstool
Director, Thirty-One Gifts

Like it? Place an Order...Love it? Host a Party...Want it all? Become a Consultant

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Life's a Cinch with an ONLINE Cinch Sac Party!!

Shop online today through June 27th for Cinch Sacs and more!!
Embroidery is FREE on Cinch Sacs for the month of June!!
For every 31 Cinch Sacs ordered, one will be given away for FREE!
Everyone who orders will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Cinch Sac!! spread the word!! Tell your friends and family about this super fun special!!
If you are a facebook fan, suggest my page to your friends!!
The more people who order, the more I will give away for FREE!!!

Copy this link into your web browser to shop from the Online Cinch Sac Party!!

Want to view the catalog? Click here:

Cinch Sacs are 14.5"l x 19"h (flat)

Available in:
Black, Brown, Navy, Black w Owls, Brown w Flowers, Navy w Counting, Aqua Ditzy, Pink Dot and Camo! Great for boys and girls of all ages!!

Ideal for trips to the zoo, mother's day out, grandma's house, sleepovers, dance class, the gym and so much more!!

Contact me today for questions or more information!!

Kristen Brininstool
Director, Thirty-One Gifts

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Host a July Party and get a Sneak Peak at the NEW Fall/Winter products!!

First of all, don't HOT June dates are the 18th, 19th, 22nd and 25th!!
Book one of these fabulous dates and you can earn the
HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE Party Thermal for FREE!!! fun is this!?! July Customers get to purchase the upcoming "Littles Carry-All" for the retail price of $12...OR when you spend $31, you can add it for only $5 with FREE embroidery!! ...and how cute is it!?! Perfect to compartmentalize your Square Utility into four sections!!
Don't worry, July Hostesses...we will give you a treat from the New Fall/Winter catalog too!! In addition to your fabulous hostess rewards, you can earn gift certificates to spend on the New Catalog!!! How cool is that!?!
PS...want to see something I'm super excited about??? Our NEW Logo!!

I am so excited about going to National Conference in July!! Excited to meet fellow consultants that I have only "met" through email. Excited about everything that I will learn (can't wait to share all the fun things with my fabulous team!). Excited about seeing the roll out of our NEW Fall/Winter Catalog!!

Contact me today to book your super, fun, SUMMER party or for more information about Thirty-One!

Kristen Brininstool
Thirty-One Gifts, Director


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Here Ye, Here Ye...Join Thirty-One for FREE!!

Thirty-One is offering a FABULOUS special that simply can't be beat!! Right now, you can join Thirty-One for only $99 and earn a $99 rebate within your first month!! WOW!! If you, or anyone you know, has ever been interested in the fabulous, fun, fast growing is the time for you to give it a try!! Simply commit to holding a few parties (most consultants qualify within 1-2 events) and you will earn your $99 back, $250 in commission...and possibly fall in love with your new career!!

Our May and June Recruiting Incentive can give you up to $99 back towards your New Consultant Kit. Enroll as a new consultant between May 1st - June 30th and qualify* in your first 30 days, you will earn a $99 rebate for your kit. This means if you choose the $99 Kit and qualify in 30 days, you’ll basically start your business for FREE! And, new Consultants who choose the $149 Kit and qualify in 30 days will also earn a $99 rebate, making your initial investment only $50!

There’s still a great incentive even if you don’t qualify in 30 days: New Consultants who qualify in 60 days will earn back half of the rebate ($49.50)!

Summer’s around the corner, and everyone will be out socializing at picnics, ball games, and family reunions. What a great time to start selling Thirty-One!

Whether you are looking for an extra source of income, money for kids' activities, vacations, new cars or simply a fun hobby that gives you a night out...Thirty-One is just for you!!!

*Qualifies: Sell your first $1000.

I know you would be the perfect addition to my Thirty-One team!! Contact me today for more information...

Kristen Brininstool, Director
Thirty-One Gifts or 210-373-7950

Life's a CINCH in June!! :)

School's out...ready for summer? Host a Thirty-One party today!! Make it a Mom's night out or a Mother/Daughter Ice Cream Social or PJ Party!!

Host a JUNE party and all of your guests can take advantage of FREE embroidery on Cinch Sacs!! They are perfect for sleepovers, dance class, day trips to the zoo, mother's day out, baseball, yoga...or even a gym bag for you!! You can just sling these bags over your shoulder and go! It's a "cinch" to "say it your way" with this great deal on free personalization. (SAVE $6!) Choose from 9 patterns to match your own style!

Don't worry, there's always something extra special in store for our hostesses!! Thirty-One is offering our casual and chic Super Sassy Sac for a whopping 70% off – that means you can get this roomy, versatile bag for only $16.20! And for something extra special, we’re offering a brand new product available ONLY to Hostesses! It’s our Party Thermal Tote – perfect for carrying all your items to the beach or a picnic. Host a $450 party in June and get this exclusive Hostess-only product for only $20 (AND take advantage of the Super Sassy Sac deal, too)!

Summer schedules get your party today!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Steps to become a 31 Consultant!!

I normally send an informational email to potential recruits! However, since my blog has been generating such wonderful traffic...they have been emailing me instead!! Several of my new team members have been a result of my!!

With that said, I figured I would include some information so that future readers know what it takes to get started!! ...or for those of you who may be curious!

Our Spring/Summer catalog was just released on February 1st!! The Fall/Winter catalog will launch on August 1st!!

As a Thirty-One Consultant:

-$250 commission on your sales
-1000 points to go towards a DREAM vacation
-$50+ Conference Bucks to help pay your way to our National Conference
-Over $300 in products with our fabulous Consultant Kit
-Website and e-newsletter FREE for three months
-Earn a $50 REBATE from me!! (ask me for details, offer expires April 30th)

All of that is just a taste of what you can earn in your first 30 days by selling $1000! The average Thirty-One consultant sells $1000 with just TWO home shows!

It is only $99 to get started and you get over $300 in product!! I made my money back with my first party!! Your minimum sales to stay active are $200 per rolling 3 month time period…so so easy to achieve!!! Thirty-One pays you 25% commission (and you can get a check or direct deposit on the 10th of each month). In addition, your commission percentage will increase as you promote! It is so great…they do not charge you to accept credit cards, they cover hostess rewards/freebies...and more!!

Your kit is expected to ship from Thirty-One in 2-3 business days. The great thing about Thirty-One is you schedule when you want to work!! You pick your hours…so they are flexible around YOUR schedule!! You can also set up online or catalog parties!! If you go to my website, and choose “My Events”…you will see a list of open parties that I currently have….and anyone can order online for these specific parties!! All you have to do is set it up!! We also sell “Party to Go” kits (or you can create your own), where you can give your hostess just a few items…so she can show them to her friends and families!! Catalog or Online parties are super easy and a fun way to supplement your party business!!

If you scroll down here is a brief re-cap about what you will get with the new Spring/Summer kit. Just read below and let me know what other questions you might have!! It is great to start your business with a brand new, fresh catalog!! Click here to view our recruiting flyer for additional information!

Becoming a consultant is the best way to be able to host YOUR party!! Not only do you receive the hostess rewards, but it is the perfect way to launch your new career or hobby!! Click here to view our hostess flyer and rewards!!

**Click here to view our Start Swell program! This is a great motivator to help get your business up and running...and to get a TON of FREE stuff!!

**It is important for you to have your first 4 parties booked when you sign up so you can get the bonus paperwork for free – this is double paperwork and catalogs - you can be one of the hosts too! Also make sure you check the box about getting a website as this is free for 3 months!

Kit Contents (items subject to change based on availability):

Item 1: Key Fob (Hampton in Taupe)
Item 2: Coin Purse (Green Ditzy)
Item 3: Zipper Pouch (Newport Stripe)
Item 4: Infant Bib (I’m a Hooot Owl)
Item 5: Thermal Tote (Paparazzi Dot)

Pre-selected embroidery “Take Out”
Item 6: Large Utility Tote (Tailored Stripe)
Item 7: About Town Blanket (Paparazzi Dot)

Pre-selected Embroidery “Family”
Item 8: Boardwalk Bag (Peony Bloom)

Pre-selected Embroidery “Celebrate”
Item 9: Pleated Top Beach Tote (Newport Bloom)

Pre-selected Embroidery “Thirty-One”
Item 10: Snap Skirt Purse (Brown)
Item 11: Fitted Skirt (Hampton in Taupe)

There is an alternate kit for $149. This kit allows you to choose your monogramming, as well as your fabrics. It’s just a personal choice...Thirty-One does a great job of making selections; it just depends on what you want :)

Please let me know if you have questions during the enrollment process or need my assistance! When you are ready to sign up go to my website: and choose Join My Team! You will know you have successfully signed up when you receive a welcome message with your Consultant ID #.

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Let me know if you have any questions!! Thanks and look forward to working with you!!

Kristen Brininstool
Thirty-One Gifts, Director

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My journey with Thirty-One...

My name is Kristen Brininstool and I am a Director for Thirty-One! I began my career as a consultant in May of 2009 when my daughter was 8 months old. I wanted to be able to stay at home with her and working for Thirty-One has allowed me to do so!

Prior to the birth of my daughter, I had been working at a local stationery and gift store. It was a happy place that sold anything and everything that was cute, personalized, bright, etc!! Needless to say, when my sister-in-law discovered Thirty-One…she immediately thought of me!! I had never been interested in any of the Direct Sales companies…but Thirty-One just spoke to me! I quickly became obsessed with wanting to start this journey and my husband fully supported my decision. He wanted me to find something where I could bring home at least $500 a month…so far I am at least doubling or tripling this (and he is still in awe at my success).

Thirty-One is a faith based company whose name is derived from Proverbs 31. The founder’s mission is to celebrate, reward and encourage the woman in the family…and that is exactly what we do!!

Why Thirty-One? I love Thirty-One for many reasons. Our products sell themselves; they are fun, whimsical, functional and personalized! Who doesn’t love giving or receiving a gift with their name on it? Many other direct sales companies are tailored for more personalized tastes. Whereas with Thirty-One, even if you don’t see something for yourself (which I guarantee you will!), you will see the perfect graduation gift, teachers gift, bridesmaids, mother’s day, birthday, baby shower or just because gift!!

Thirty-One can provide you with additional income to satisfy the need in your life. For me, it was being able to be a stay-at-home mom. For others, Thirty-One is a fund for grandchildren, shopping sprees, teenagers clothes, a new car fund, credit card debt, mother’s day out, dance/karate class…or just some fun “me-time” away from the hectic busyness of day-to-day life!

I promoted to Senior Consultant after 3 short months and then to Director two months later. I love having such a fun, driven, successful group of women to work with!! They span from Texas, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Mississippi, Indiana, Virginia, Ohio, Connecticut and Kentucky!! I would love to have you as an addition to my team!!

Please look through our current catalog and let me know if there is something that catches your eye! I would love to help you with the next step; whether that is ordering, hosting a party or starting your career as a consultant!


Like it? Place an Order!
Love it? Host a Party!
Want it all? Become a Consultant!

Questions or more information:

Friday, March 26, 2010

April showers, bring May flowers!!

I guess we are a month early, because we have had a TON of rain lately!! ...and our beautiful Texas bluebonnets are popping up everywhere!! Gotta love them!! I can't wait to take Brooklyn's pictures!!

Speaking of April and May...have you heard about our fabulous upcoming monthly specials??

During the month of April, customers get FREE shipping!!! That's right! Orders $50 or more are shipped directly to your doorstep for FREE!!! Don't worry, if you order less than $50 you still save $4 because you don't have to pay the direct shipping fee!! Can't beat this!!! Interested in hosting an April party? Not only does the free shipping help you out, because you don't have to make deliveries...but you can earn the fabulous Picnic Thermal and Large Utility Tote for only $10!!!

April Specials

Now, are you ready?? If you hosted a January party you know what an amazing find this is...but DOUBLE HOSTESS rewards are back!!! Host a May party, $500 or more, and earn twice the credit!! Instead of $75 in wonderful Thirty-One products, you will have $150!!! Talk about a shopping spree!!! ...and your guests have the option to add our handy dandy all-in-one organizer for only $5 with any $31 purchase!!!

May Specials

I LOVE Thirty-One and I LOVE helping my hostesses have super parties!! Nothing is more exciting than helping people shop for free!!

The first 5 people who book a party from my blog will also receive a FREE Thermal Lunch Tote or Zipper gift to you!!

Kristen Brininstool, Director
Thirty-One Gifts

Like it? Place an order!
Love it? Host a party!
Want it all? Become a consultant!!

Ask me about the irresistible new consultant special that I am running through March!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

COUPON: 1/2 Price Monogramming!! This weekend only!!

Come visit Thirty-One Gifts this Friday and Saturday at San Antonio North - Just Between Friends Sale!! JBF is the nation's leading children's and maternity consignment sale franchise!! At a typical Just Between Friends event, you can find clothing, toys, baby equipment, strollers, high chairs, cribs, joggers, nursery gear, maternity wear, baby carriers, play yards, play sets, coats, shoes...well, you can see the list of items just goes on and on! And so do the savings!

In the San Antonio area there are two sales...San Antonio North (March 12-13) and San Antonio NW/Boerne (April 16-17)

There will also be tons of great vendors!! Print this coupon and get 1/2 price monogramming with any $31 purchase!!

Friday, March 12 - Saturday, March 13
Norris Conference Center - San Antonio, Texas
Wonderland Mall (formerly Crossroads Mall)
4522 Fredericksburg Rd, Suite A-100

Contact Kristen at or 210-373-7950

Please continue to share my Facebook Fan Page with your family and friends...stay up to date with coupons, specials, prizes and more!!

I appreciate everyone's continued support!! Thanks to everyone who has helped me get my business off the ground and running! I have come so far over the past 10 months and couldn't have done it without you!!

Coupon avaialble on my blog!

Friday, February 26, 2010

$25 in Thirty-One Products!!

$25 in Thirty-One Products!!

You can earn $25 in Thirty-One Products by either of the following:

• My Thirty-One business is my passion and I have worked really hard at expanding and growing it!! I would love your help!! Take a minute to brainstorm friends and family in your life. Is there someone that you can think of who would enjoy working for Thirty-One or benefit from the business opportunity? Receive a $25 Gift Certificate for referring a consultant to my team!!

• Do you love Thirty-One products?? Join my team and receive $25 in products of your choice when you qualify within your first 30 days!!

Here are 31 Reasons to become a Consultant:
1. Learning to be independent, courageous and strong.
2. I love purses
3. Extra income for kid’s extra-curricular activities (dance, karate, etc)
4. Quitting my regular job
5. Have some ME time
6. Children will be grown & gone in just a few years…filling the empty-nesters void
7. Building your first home!
8. To pay for pre-school!
9. Needing a 2nd job
10. Staying home with kids & even grandkids
11. Provide those little extras, eating out, the movies.
12. Provide an income; help pay the car payment, the mortgage, and the utilities.
13. Outlet from wife and mom roles
14. Faith based business
15. Recognition for accomplishments
16. Encouragement from other women
17. Private School Tuition
18. Get out of debt
19. Be there when the kids get off the school bus
20. Part time hours, full time income
21. Making friends
22. Remodeling a house
23. To earn a free vacation
24. Respect from family and friends
25. Helping other women help themselves
26. A single mom, needed a second job without compromising her family life
27. Stepping out of the comfort zone, personal growth
28. To impact my community
29. To make my kids proud
30. To accomplish something for myself
31. To be around positive Proverbs 31 women
31+ For the flexible work schedule
Kristen Brininstool
Thirty-One Gifts, Director

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Seriously excited about Thirty-One...SERIOUSLY!!

I have to say, I think this is the most excited I have been about Thirty-One since my initial introduction to the company!!

First of all, I received a $1000 bonus this month for meeting my Director requirements for my first three consecutive months!! Woohoo!! This would not have been possible without my wonderful team!! ...and Secondly, my wonderful Director (Amanda) sent me a dozen red roses to celebrate!!! That sums up my personal excitement!!

I am equally excited about fantastic things happening with the company!! They truly know how to kick off a new year...because great things are coming your way!!

January and February truly have AmAzInG things to offer for both customers and hostesses!! Our BRAND NEW Spring/Summer catalog will make its debut on February 1st!! This means that January is your last opportunity to snag those "must-haves" from our Fall/Winter catalog!! ...and really exciting new products and patterns are coming your way for Spring!! Check out the February specials for a sneak peek at what's to come!! My "serious excitement" is a result of these new fabulous products and fun patterns!! ...and I haven't even seen the catalog yet, but don't worry, as soon as they share the new catalog with me...I'll send it your way!!

January Specials!!
It's Thermal Tote month!! All thermal totes are on sale!! Purchase the lunch thermal for only $8 (regularly $12.50) or the regular thermal tote for only $10 (regularly $14)!! But wait...that's not all!! Monogramming is HALF PRICE on Thermal Totes!! You can monogram any of your thermal totes for only $3 (regularly $6).

DOUBLE Hostess Rewards for parties over $500!! Instead of $75 in glorious Thirty-One will receive $150!!! Don't worry, there is still time to book your party! Contact me today!!

February Specials!!
$1 Monogramming on EVERYTHING!!! That's right...ONE DOLLAR!! Where else can you get a super cute, stylish "must have" item personalized and embroidered for only a buck?!? I would definitely take advantage of this deal while you can!!

With a $750 qualifying party you can get the new, fancy smancy Square Tote AND the Around Town Blanket for only $10!! Don't worry, if your party hits $ can still get the Around Town Blanket for $10!!! These make the perfect "picnic pair"...a super fun tote to carry your goodies...combined with your nylon/fleece roll up blanket!!

Fun new patterns to choose from include: Counting, Organic Flowers, Navy Breeze, Happy Dot and Papparazi Dot!!
For full-size February Specials, please visit my website and click on "specials"

Contact me today to book a January or February party!! Do you love your "sneak peak" at the new Spring/Summer catalog a bit too much?? Let me help you get your Thirty-One career started!! Join my team today and you can be just as excited as I am!!!