Crieda is the mother of two beautiful littles (A beautiful 3 year old girl- Marion, and an adorable 9 month old boy- Noah). I was lucky enough to have been introduced to Crieda through my wonderful sister in law (Thanks Crystal!!) She has been married 5 years to her best friend, and has been in the Navy for 6 years. She plans to get out of the Navy in March of 2013. She started selling Thirty-one Gifts as a plan to bring in money without sacrificing her time with her littles. She plans to get out of the Navy in March 2013 which is why she started selling Thirty-One. She is planning to use her GI Bill to attend culinary school and start her own catering company.
Her goal is admirable- She wants to provide for her family while still being there for her children's field trips and family vacations. And Thirty-one Gifts is helping her get there.
Thirty-one gifts was also started by a Mom trying to provide a way for other Moms to work from home! This is an excerpt from their website explaining how it all began.
"Eight years ago I was working full time in corporate America, trying to live life with my husband and our two children, managing work, home, church, kids' activities and still trying to find time for myself. On top of all that, I am a girl, and girls must shop, right? My busy lifestyle made it so difficult to find time to visit all of those cute little gift boutiques where the really great products are. I decided it was time for working moms and women everywhere to get a chance to shop on their terms. I prayed to find a way to offer something that would help women like me contribute to their lives financially by owning their own business. It is from this passionate resolve that Thirty-One was born. I began sewing purses with one machine in the basement of my home in Chattanooga, Tenn., and I'm awestruck when I see how far we have come with the support and dedication of so many people. Today, our Thirty-One family has grown to more than 40,000 Consultants nationwide!
The name Thirty-One comes from the verses of Proverbs 31. These words may be thousands of years old, but I am constantly amazed by how today's modern woman can relate to them. The Proverbs 31 woman is dearly loved and respected by him and her children, yet she is an individual in her own right. She manages the home and property with kindness and integrity. Her savvy business skills are partly brought about by her desire to serve others, to do good deeds and prosper. I knew women just like this, and I wanted to find a way for every woman to be recognized for who they are and for their hard work!"
What I thought
I reviewed an Organizing Utility tote (retailing for $25 and can be customized)and a Littles Carry- All tote (retails $12)
I have used the organizing tote for just about everything so far. It has been used to haul Zoey's toys to grandmas house, and as a feeding bag the most. The amount that this bag holds is ridiculous. I was able to bring Zoey's sippy cup, bottle, spoon, bowl, bib, Bottled water, juice, barley, bucket of formula, and her giant baby food steamer and grinder comfortably from house to house on Thanksgiving (and if I might add look like a stylish Mommy in the process!). Crieda had it personalized for Zoey in our choice of font, and thread color, and it turned out great!
The Littles Carry-All Tote has also been fabulous. I needed something for her changing table to put all of her creams and such. It looks great, and holds all of her stray items.
Organization can be cute after all!! No more bulky plastic totes for this Momma!!
You can order from Crieda HERE.
Up for giveaway
One Littles carry all tote (in Brown pin dots), and one Renewable Mommy wash cloth/ wipe gift set to go in your tote!!