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Friday, January 14, 2011

Spring into 31 with NEW Products!!

Spring has Sprung!!

Thirty-One’s NEW Spring/Summer Consultant Kit will be available at midnight tonight!!

It’s only $99 to join and it will be the best decision you make in 2011!!

Your kit will include:

*Large Utility Tote (Floral Celebration) - $30

Silk Scarf (Impressionist Dots) - $20

*Zipper Pouch (Chains Ahoy) - $12

Icon Coin Purse (Sailboat) - $14

*Picnic Thermal (Impressionist Dot) - $28

Littles Carry All Caddy (Impressionist Dot) - $12

*All-in-One Organizer (Circle Celebration) - $18

Wristlet Key Fob (Chains Ahoy) - $5

Thermal Tote (Floral Celebration) - $14

Wristlet Wallet (Chains Ahoy) - $22

About Town Blanket (Floral Celebration) - $39

Square Utility Tote (Impressionist Dots) - $24

*Stationery Set/20 notecards (Impressionist Dots) - $18

*Indicates items that can be personalized

Also included:

Fabric Swatch Set, Stationery Sample Set and all the Business Supplies you need for your first parties!

Also, earn an additional $300+ in products and materials ("Girl on the Go" Kit) when you meet your StartSwell goals in your first 45 days!!

Join my team ON January 15th from 12:00 am – 11:59 pm and receive a FREE Small Thermal Tote to add to your display! Our thermal totes are our top sellers!

Embroidery Tips:

It’s great to choose a different thread color and embroidery style for each item so you have more to display! You can do your last name, first name, single initial with dots, 3-initial monogram OR a fun saying! (i.e., Junk Trunk, Liquid Therapy, Cheers, Odds n’ Ends (on two lines!). Thread Colors: Floral Celebration: Hot Pink, Orange, Raspberry / Chains Ahoy: Hot Pink, Raspberry, Orange, Red, Lime Green / Impressionist Dot: Hot Pink, Raspberry, Navy, Limeade / Circle Celebration: Navy, Hot Pink, White

View the new catalog online:

(available for customers February 1, 2011)

Thirty-One has done more for our family than I ever dreamed. In the past eighteen months, I have promoted to Senior Consultant, Director and currently Senior Director with 318 fabulous consultants on my team. I love that I only have to leave the house to go to work 1-2 times a week…and that I get to go hang out with other women!! I love Thirty-One and everything they stand for! I would be honored to have you on my team and share Thirty-One with you!!

If you know of anyone who would be interested in this opportunity or who could benefit from Thirty-One, please share my blog and information with them!

Have questions…contact me!

Kristen Brininstool
Senior Director, Thirty-One Gifts





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Thanks for your continued support and helping to make my business successful!!

The name Thirty-One is derived from the Old Testament, where Proverbs 31 describes a virtuous woman who exhibits hard work, wisdom, encouragement and care for others. Because of these qualities she is worthy of reward, honor and praise. It is our intention to celebrate, encourage and reward women for who they are as individuals.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Drumroll's here!! NEW Spring/Summer Catalog!!

It's HERE!!
I am absolutely in LOVE with the NEW Spring/Summer catalog and I know you will be too!
Just wanted to share a few of my favorite pages with you!
LOVE this page...the picnic thermal says "Brininstool"!

Circle Spirals reminds me of Multi-Dot meets Happy Dot!! Too cute!! Fabulous new Beach Tote and XXL Tote are going to be HOT new products!
Oh, Baby...Oh, Baby!! Thirty-One has expanded the 31Kid line and it's amazing!! Cheeky Elephants, Playful Robots and Apple Blossom! Perfect for babies, kids or those young at heart! My favorite new products are the bib/burp cloth SET, short/tall utility bins AND Boxers/Bloomers!!NEW Enrollment Kit
Start 2011 with a new career for only $99!! Thirty-One isn't work because it's so much fact, some call it a "jobby" (job/hobby). I guarantee you will love the products, the company and your co-workers!

The Enrollment Kit includes the following fabulous new fabrics: Floral Celebration, Impressionist Dot, Chains Ahoy and Circle Celebration. Products include: Large Utility Tote, Square Utility Tote, Picnic Thermal, About Town Blanket, Scarf, Icon Coin Purse, Zipper Pouch, Thermal Tote, Littles Carry All Caddy, Wristlet Key Fob and a box of stationary! You will be set to "Party with a Purpose...and yes, all of this for only $99!

Don't forget...join my team ON January 15th (this Saturday) and you will also receive a FREE Thermal Tote of your choice!! The Small Thermal Tote would make a great addition to your kit! It is available in Onyx Medallion, St. Andrews Tartan, Boho Patchwork Paisley, Chains Ahoy, Garden Lattice, Apple Blossom or Tea & Coffee.

StartSwell Kit
The SS Kit is pictured in the bottom corner...this will give you everything you need for the "Girl on the Go." It's easy to earn this kit for FREE during your first 45 days...ask me how!!

For close up screen shots from last night's Product Reveal, visit Kristen's 31 Gifts!

If you are in love and must have what you see...or if you have questions, feel free to contact me! I'd love to chat and tell you more!

Kristen Brininstool
Senior Director, Thirty-One Gifts

Friday, January 7, 2011

Are you ready?? (New Catalog Info, New Consultant Incentives and Discontinued Product List)

...if not, hold onto your seats because the Spring/Summer 2011 catalog is nearly here! I have received so much interest lately regarding Thirty-One, that I decided my blog needed a little update!

Did you hear?? Thirty-One is currently the fastest growing company in the Direct Sales industry...we grew by 500% last year - WOW!! (this explains why I have had so many people contacting me...Thirty-One is amazing!!!)

Here's the low-down on the new catalog and how YOU can get the new enrollment kit it in your hot little hands!!

The fabulous catalog will officially make it's grand debut on February 1st and run through July 31st, 2011. ALL consultants who enroll January 15th or later will receive the NEW kit!! What's in the new kit? All the business materials you need to get started (catalogs, order forms, post cards, instructions and of course, the best products ever (pinky swear!!). In 72 hours I will be able to tell you a bit more about this...but for now, I'll have to hold you in suspense! Thirty-One is having their GRAND PRODUCT REVEAL this Sunday (1-9-10)!!!

Any consultants who join my team ON January 15th (from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.) will receive a FREE Thermal Tote (your choice!) to add to your kit (my little gift to you)!! Historically, Thirty-One always includes the regular size thermal tote in the enrollment kit...however the Small Thermal Tote is the perfect addition! These are both top sellers!

(shown above: Small Thermal Tote: Boho Patchwork Paisley and Regular Thermal Tote: *NEW* Floral Celebration)

(PS - If you like what you see, head on over to my Facebook Fan Page, become a fan/like and start referring your friends! You could win a FREE Thermal Tote just for sharing my page with your friends!)

Thirty-One has also revamped our StartSwell program to allow you to earn the Qualification for FREE in your first 45 days!! This is now known as your StartSwell kit! ...and trust me, SO SO easy to earn...I sold over $2,000 my first month as a consultant and so can you ($1800 will be a piece of cake)!! Map out and book your first four parties and you'll be golden!!! Tell your friends and family how excited you are about Thirty-One and ask them when they can host one of your first parties!!

Who wouldn't want this amazing set of products for FREE??!!??

Products in the StartSwell Kit are:
Brown Skirt purse with a new fabric Fitted Purse Skirt; a new style purse; Brown Pocket-Full-of-Posies City Weekender Tote; new fabrics in the Cosmetic Bag and Retro Metro Bag; a new wallet and key fob. Business supplies include 25 Spring/Summer catalogs, 120 Girl On-the-Go party invitations, 50 order forms, Personalization Swatches, a StartSwell (Girl On-the-Go) Kit card and a set of 10 Party With a Purpose: Girl On-The-Go cards.

Dream Rewards
When I wanted to quit my job to stay at home, one of our concerns was never being able to travel. However, through Thirty-One I have earned TWO trips! Last Fall, I went on the Director Leadership trip with my husband in Maya Riviera, Mexico AND we are going on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise in a few weeks! I have earned Level 2 ($1600 towards a Carnival Cruise(paid for all of it!)) and Level 3 ($2,000 Apple/Mac Gift Certificate - purchased iMac) since joining Thirty-One...and I'm making more money than before I decided to stay home!

Whether you are a customer, hostess or upcoming will want to check these out!!

February Customer Special
February celebrated in 31 ways…31 percent off, that is! When you spends only $31 in February, you can choose ANY ITEM for 31 percent off! If you spend $62, you 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 guests plenty of great opportunities.

February Hostess Special
February Hostesses get BIG rewards when you host a $450+ party…you can choose the Cindy Tote at 70 percent 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.

In addition, there’s a booking bonus in February. When your Hostess has a party in February, for each guest who books off her party, both your February Hostess and her guest will each receive $5 off their party orders when the guest holds her party!

I truly love Thirty-One.
I love what it stands for. I love what it has done for my family. I love what it has done for myself (I have something that is "mine" and it has given me more self confidence). I love all the women I have met...consultants, hostesses and customers. I love everything that Thirty-One does for their consultants.
I love my Thirty-One family.

Join my team and find out how you can earn $250 towards National Conference 2011 (July 13-16 in Columbus, Ohio)!!
Just Imagine the Possibilities...

Out with the OLD and in with the NEW!
Click to view what favorite Thirty-One items/fabrics may be retiring!
The Fall/Winter Catalog and Holiday Gift Guide will expire on January 31st, 2011. The Spring/Summer 2011 Catalog will run February 1, 2011 through July 31, 2011.

A quick re-cap on My Thirty-One and 2010:

-January 1, 2010: 26 consultants on my team
-December 31, 2010: 307 consultants on my team
-Downline (Team) Sales: $751,003.05
-Personal Sales: $44,583
-Personal Recruits: 76
-Number of Parties: 65

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
Nov. 2010 -- $11,604.13
Dec. 2010 -- $5,751.41

I can't wait to help you get started on YOUR Thirty-One journey!

Happy New Year!
Kristen Brininstool
Senior Director, Thirty-One Gifts

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Monday, January 3, 2011


The following article is an excerpt from a speech given by a direct seller at a local meeting. We are told she was asked to speak on how direct sales compares to working a “regular” job. It was submitted to us, and although the original author is unknown, we wish to thank her for her thoughts and insights. We have edited it to share with you as you embark on a brand new opportunity to count the many blessings we have in this business.

Lately, I have heard so many people say how difficult direct sales is. “It’s hard.” “I can’t get bookings.” “This just isn’t for me.” “I didn’t know how difficult it would be.”

Well, I am a single mom of three who, before joining the direct sales family, held down two jobs. I would get up at 4:00 in the morning and not get to bed until midnight most nights, after returning from my part-time retail job, packing lunches, checking homework and relieving my mother, who helped out with the kids.

That, my friends, is difficult.

It is difficult always having to lower your dreams to meet your means. It is difficult to miss your son’s football game because you have to work. It is difficult knowing the rust bucket you call a car is eating you alive in maintenance, but you can’t afford a new one. It is difficult to realize that someone else is going to watch your daughter take her first step or have your son say mama to the preschool teacher.

It is difficult knowing that you have spent 40 years of your life working for someone else, only to realize that you will be retiring on one-third of what you can live on today. Or, worse yet, it is difficult knowing that you have diligently worked all your life, only to be given an early retirement and be replaced by someone younger, more capable.

I will tell you what is difficult. It is difficult waking up one morning and realizing that your children, the most precious things imaginable, no longer need bottles, diapers, have tea parties, or are shorter than the baseball bat they are trying to swing. It is difficult realizing it is too late and that the time frittered away can never be retrieved. It slips through our fingers one second at a time.

It is also difficult watching the spark in your partner’s eyes fade because both of you realize the house you have been wanting is just a dream because someone else is controlling your finances.

We have nasty habits about rationalizing, procrastination and skirting important things, rather than facing the issues. Too often we allow others who do not pay our bills, who do not share our dreams, to direct our futures.

As children we have absolutely no freedom; we rebel in our teens and scream for freedom. We reach adulthood and are finally free, only to relinquish that freedom because we think it is too difficult. We do not want to take responsibility. We do not want to make a wrong decision, so we obligingly give that awesome power to someone else. We wake up too late. We hear ourselves uttering phrases like: “I wish I had only…” And “If I could do it over again…”

You have no one but yourself to blame. You had the chance. Perhaps the Opportunity was presented many times and each time you elevated the trivial to a higher priority than yourself.

Let me ask you: Is direct sales really difficult?

Is it so traumatic to show someone an exciting product or idea? Is it so difficult to understand that if you work this marketing idea for three to five years, you just might finally be able to send your children to a college chosen by excellence, rather than one chosen by price? That you could finally put your family in the home of their dreams?

Would you work really hard for eight to ten years, so you could mold a lifestyle of your choosing, so your family could live a lifestyle of their dreams, rather than trying to live how someone else thinks you should live?

How difficult is it to pick up the phone and call your hostess? How difficult is it to pack up your kit and meet some new friends? How difficult is it, really, to share what you love with others? Think about it.

Realize the awesome power you have in your hands with direct sales. There are people out there working three jobs. There are people drowning in debt; or agonizing through bankruptcy, realizing they only needed a couple hundred more dollars per month. That is difficult!!

This business you have chosen has the ability to change lives. Direct sales cannot do anything. But YOU can change lives with it. You are the one with the life-changing ability. What are you waiting for?

There is difficulty and pain in success, and there is difficulty and pain in failure. Difficulty and pain in success will last a short period of time but pain in failure lasts a lifetime. Which one is really more difficult?

You will pay a price for your actions and your choices.

Which choice will you make?