Giveaway: $100 Gift Certificate to Gussy Sews

Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you!

Today I’m giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to Gussy Sews!

Gussy Sews is the creative brainchild of Maggie Whitley, aka “Gussy” as she is affectionately known.

I am a happy fan of this wonderful shop of hand-sewn bags and accessories.  I was drawn to the lively patterns and the adorable ruffles.  I think you’ll like Gussy’s work, too!

If you’re looking for handmade gifts for the women and girls on your list, or if you’re looking to treat yourself, this shop is a good place to browse.

One of my daughters and my niece are each are going to receive a Gussy Girl purse under the Christmas tree this year.  I have several of the small zippered pouches (I couldn’t resist that super fun houndstooth print) that I use for my cell phone, ipod, and to keep my smaller knitting tools in.

I think Gussy Sews embodies the idea of something being useful and beautiful (and fun!) at the same time.

Learn more about this charming shop and how to win the gift certificate.

Gussy is self-taught and I appreciate what she says in her bio about her sewing being the result “…of having a big enough passion to learn who, what, where, when and {most importantly} why behind sewing.”

As someone who aspires to a better relationship with her sewing machine myself, I certainly admire that attitude.

I think Gussy’s  Christmas stockings would be lovely this holiday season.  Many of Gussy’s products would make a nice gift, of course, but would also be a fun treat for yourself.  I know that I’ve got my eye on the laptop bag (Santa, are you paying attention?)

One Simple Kids reader will win a $100 Gift Certificate to Gussy Sews!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:
1. Comment on this post, answering this question: When is the last time you treated yourself?
2. For an extra entry, “like” Gussy Sews and Simple Kids on Facebook. — Then leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve done so.  If you are already a fan, thank you!

This giveaway will end tonight, Wednesday, December 1st at 11:59 p.m. EST I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week. This giveaway is now closed.

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About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. When I bought myself a new sweater to wear on Thanksgiving.

  2. The last time I treated myself…hm…does the cookie I ate during the kids’ naptime count? 🙂

  3. Anita Conrad says:

    Last time I treated myself….well it’s been awhile. Probably when I splurged on a cute pair of shoes a few months ago. 🙂

  4. The last time I treated myself? I treated myself to a haircut WITH a blowdry 2 months ago. I normally just get the cut.

  5. Jeannine Q says:

    The last time I treated myself was for my birthday back in October

  6. I got my hair cut and highlighted. It was the first time I highlighted my hair, and if I do it again, I will probably try it at home or go to a beauty school. BUT, for the first time, I treated myself to a salon visit. And, it looks great. 🙂

  7. I bought some chocolate at Trader Joe’s!…need to get a pedicure one of these days
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  8. Jessica J. says:

    Hmmm…been a while. 🙂

  9. Well, it depends on how treated counts as being treated. I bought myself a Peppermint Mocha the other day, yes, that counts, it was a nice treat for sure.

  10. LOL I really don’t remember the last time I treated myself. Does having my husband go get me a new journal count? 🙂

  11. you guys are liked on fb!

  12. hum… the last time I treated myself??? besides a yummy coffee and muffin, it has been a while!

  13. Hmmm, this is a tough one since I have a 9 month old 🙂 I sometimes treat myself to a Starbucks drink for a pick me up!

  14. Last time I treated myself… Ummm…
    Well does having family pictures taken and crossed off the list count?

  15. I honestly don’t remember the last time I treated myself!

  16. Emily Jochim says:

    i treated myself at the beginning of last month with ice cream on my anniversary!

  17. Emily Jochim says:

    like both on facebook!

  18. Last time I treated myself……well….does having flavored creamer for my coffee count?

  19. Hmmm. I think most of my treats are actually for my daughter! I did get a new tee shirt yesterday, does that count?! 🙂

  20. A couple of weeks ago I got a long overdue hair cut!

  21. Treated myself right here reading your wonderful blog!

  22. Two days ago I ordered myself a pair of warm, waterproof, comfy winter boots that weren’t from Target or Kohls. =)

    Thanks for the chance to enter!
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  23. Liked on FB

  24. Hmm, bought a book a couple of weeks ago…

  25. The last time I treated myself? I purchased a hair pin last month and love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. I bought some goodies on the overbaked rack.

  27. yumiko gonzalez says:

    I started to do Yoga.. actually today… felt bad for leaving my son to his dad.. but felt good to take care of my self!!

  28. Beverly K says:

    I treated myself to a prenatal massage while my husband was out of the country on business. At 32 weeks pregnant, I felt I deserved a little pampering!

  29. Nice shampoo is always a treat for me!

  30. Holly Crabtree says:

    Uh…I did sneak some candy a minute ago. What about a solo trip to the grocery store?

  31. Holly Crabtree says:

    Liked you both on FB!

  32. I don’t know if I really treat myself much right now. Sitting here reading blogs is probably it!
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  33. I treated myself to Starbucks in the middle of our 500 mile drive on the way home from Thanksgiving. Then again, it was pretty much a necessity to make it home…

  34. Hmmm…had a sitter come this morning so I could Xmas shop. It was a lovely break!

  35. I treated myself to lunch out today…just one of those days!

  36. I treated myself to a few too many holiday dessert last week. 🙂 Tis the season.

  37. I was feeling particularly annoyed this morning when I found out I have to take my kids to the dmv with me tomorrow morning, so i treated myself to a fancy coffee drink that I really didn’t need……

  38. Well, I did buy a slowcooker over Black Friday.

  39. I ate some chocolate last night. Chocolate is always my favourite way to treat myself!

  40. Rose in Ohio says:

    Afraid I treat myself much more often than I deserve. So if I win, I will treat someone else!

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  41. Last night I treated myself to hot chocolate with just a bit of Baileys 🙂 But as far as spending money on myself… I think that would be October, I finally found a pair of fingerless gloves that were just in my price range.

  42. I treat myself to workouts and races, but not girly stuff! Probably the last time I girly treated myself was when I was pregnant (about 2 years ago).

  43. I sneak dark chocolate chips from the freezer on a daily basis.

  44. The last time I treated myself was probably a couple of months ago when my husband watched the kids so I could go out for a couple of hours of quiet.

  45. I treated myself to coffee, a scone and an hour at the bookstore by myself last Saturday
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  46. One gingerbread man a few minutes ago!
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  47. hmmm…..treated myself…. I guess it was only like 6 months ago 🙂 I bought a skirt and some beautiful Keen shoes at 1/2 price 😉 Thanks for the chance!

  48. I am a fan of both of you on FB!

  49. i bought myself a new pair of jeans while i was christmas shopping. : )

  50. i like you both on facebook.