Hope Wissel

Jumpin’ June at Thirty One

June is CRAZY busy….. end of the school year, graduations, Father’s Day, weddings, Christenings, baby showers, and of course birthdays and anniversaries.  Are you ready?  Do you have all of those gifts together?

In direct sales, June is one of those dreaded “J” months.  The story is “J” months are traditional bad for business.  Think about it – January is the month after Christmas so everyone is broke.  June is crazy busy who has time to shop.  In July, everyone is on vacation so the last thing they are thinking of is shopping or partying.  I am here to “debunk” the myth.  Over the years, June and July have been some of my best months.  Why?  Because Thirty One offers amazing specials.

So let’s see what is happening in June…..

#1 – Did you know you could make some extra money with just a little bit of work AND using some amazing products? Maybe you could pay off some bills? Or pay for the kids summer activities?  Maybe you just need some girl time?  Maybe you are looking for a career change?  Whatever your reason, I would love to help you reach your dream…For just $99, you get over $350 in FREE product.  You get to pick your print option to fit your mood or color palette. PLUS with $600 in orders, every month for the first 4 months, you get to pick ONE of these AWESOME bundles.  That is an additional $600 in FREE product during your first 4 months in our StartSwell program.

#2 – I get having a business is not on everyone’s to do list.  so why not host a girls get together? Sip some wine (or your favorite beverage), catch up with friends, shop and have fun.  When was the last time you hung out with the girls without the kids?  You supply the friends and I will do all of the work.

For just $200 in orders, YOU can have a qualified party. Did you know only 6 orders of $35 will get you a $200 party? I offer home, catalog/online, fundraisers, drinks at a local restaurant and 31-minute Facebook LIVE parties. Which one will fit into YOUR busy schedule

With a $400 party (yes, just $400 NOT $600), you get this AMAZING hostess special for just $35.  The cinch sac is the new thermal one, along with the All About the Benjamins Wallet and the Getaway Tote.  The wallet along is $48 and you are going to get the whole set for $35.

#3 –  I get it, you don’t need extra money and parties aren’t your thing.  BUT you just LOVE to shop? So here is the AMAZING Thirty One Customer Special for June…

All Thermals are 50% with a $35 purchase.  For each multiple of $35, you get to pick a thermal.  Thermals are so much more than just for keeping things hot or cold.

So, to sum things up…there are THREE opportunities with Thirty One this summer:

3 options

Which opportunity is for you? Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Tasty Tuesday Recipes

Tasty Tuesday: Buckwheat And Brussels Sprout Salad

I LOVE brussels sprouts.  I know for some it may be a weird veggie you never wanted to eat but we do like it in our house.

Brussels sprouts are really nutritious veggies with complex flavors and a subtle, crunchy texture. They also have some antifungal properties, so they might even help to keep your gut flora in balance.  Thank you to Candida Diet for this recipe.

I like this because it can be served two different ways. Warm side dish or eat it alone as a salad tossed with a bit of extra virgin olive oil.

Prep time: 10 minutes     Cook time: 30 minutes     Total time: 40 minutes     

Yield: Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

2 cups water
1 cup whole buckwheat groats
Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp. oil, such as extra virgin olive or coconut
¼ cup shallots, thinly sliced
¼ cup celery, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
8 Brussels sprouts, cut in half lengthwise
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
1 cup vegetable broth or water
Salt and pepper to taste
2 to 3 leaves Swiss chard, cut across into ribbons
Fresh herbs, such as thyme or parsley, minced
Crushed, toasted nuts, such as hazelnuts, pecans or walnuts

DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Add whole buckwheat groats, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let rest for 5 minutes, fluff with a fork.
  • While buckwheat groats are simmering, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots, celery, garlic, Brussels sprouts and saute until vegetables begin to soften and brown (about 5 minutes). Next, add fresh or dried thyme leaves, broth or water, salt and pepper to taste and simmer covered over medium low heat for about 10 minutes. Then add the Swiss chard, stirring to wilt for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Lastly, add cooked buckwheat groats to the skillet, and stir to combine.

To serve, you can garnish with fresh minced herbs and crushed, toasted nuts. For a salad, cool it to room temperature and toss with 2 to 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (I leave out the lemon juice).

If you decide to have this as a salad, take it with you in one of Thirty One’s thermals.  Great for the beach or when eating light during the warmer (yes is it coming) weather.

Try Thirty One’s NEW Cool Cinch Thermal.  You love our Cinch Sacs and now it is a thermal.  The best of both worlds in one bag!  

The Cool Cinch Thermal makes packing meals or snacks wherever you go easy and fun. Its spacious thermal compartment keeps food and drinks cool and fresh. This style comes wipeable and machine washable, making it easy to clean! Dimensions: Approx. 18.5”H x 14.5”L

Have a recipe you want to share with us?  I would love to spotlight your favorite recipe in our Tasty Tuesday column.

Have  a ThirtyOne-derful day!