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. christine says:

    I got myself fast food today. 🙂

  2. does eating pie for breakfast count?

  3. Today, I bought myself a peppermint mocha in honor of Dec 1st. =)
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  4. Atsquared says:

    I don’t treat myself very often with two little ones in the house! But one year ago, before my 10-month-old was born, my husband and I spent a weekend at a spa/resort. Bliss!!

  5. The last time I treated myself was a while ago, but I feel like I am treated every day by my husband and daughter!

  6. Carrie Becker says:

    Bought a new book over the weekend 🙂

  7. I picked out a book I wanted for my husband to give me for Channukah.

  8. 2 weeks ago, I treated myself to a manicure.

  9. I treated myself to Harry Potter in the theature last week! It was great.
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  10. I like Gussy Sews & Simple Kids on Facebook.

  11. If buying a pair of panties on clearance for a dollar at Target counts, then I treated myself this afternoon. 🙂

  12. I can’t think of the last time…I guess I’ll have to get right on that! 🙂

  13. I got the cheesy caramel popcorn mix from one of those fancy popcorn stores just yesterday!

  14. Monday and the grocery store… while waiting in line I bought myself the latest issue of Real Simple.

  15. Um… just now…. snuck into the kitchen for a bowl of ice cream after putting the kids to bed.

  16. Allison Fambro says:

    I treated myself to a trip to the yarn store for some soo soft yarn to knit

  17. Allison Fambro says:

    liked both on FB

  18. Tonight I poured myself a glass of red wine, and drank it in the bath. Sooo nice!

  19. the last time I treated myself was about 3 weeks ago… I bought a new pair of shoes.

  20. like both on FB for extra entry 🙂

  21. Sisa Renie says:

    I took two naps, one on the Friday after Thanksgiving and one on Saturday after Thanksgiving. I fell asleep reading a (fascinating) book. Does that count?

  22. I had my one peppermint mocha of the season today! A real treat!

  23. I like both on Facebook

  24. It’s been ages since I have treated myself to anything special. Unless you count buying clothes with $ given to you for your birthday specifically to buy those clothes a treat… Then it would be last weekend

  25. I just treated myself to some great slippers, since I’ve had slippers on my Christmas list for the past two years and haven’t received any. 🙂

  26. T Navarro says:

    I try to treat myself well by not indulging in the quantities of sweets that I would like to. I will be getting a long overdue haircut without kids on Sunday. If that’s not a treat I don’t know what is…I think I will have to try the peppermint mocha I have heard mentioned here…

  27. T Navarro says:

    just ‘liked’ you on FB

  28. Ordered myself a new sweater for the holiday season 🙂

  29. I try to treat myself to something daily…sometimes big (clothes, shoes, or fun stuff) but sometimes small like a cup of Starbucks, 30 minutes to read…something. I think it’s good for the soul.
    Mama Fisch´s latest post: Steppin Out Sunday On Monday

  30. I follow/like Gussy on FB.
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  31. Does eating chocolate mints count? Because they were amazing the other day.

    ~Emily N.

  32. I like Gussy on FB. <3
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  33. I’m treating myself tomorrow night when me and two of my girlfriends are going out to eat for our birthdays!
    Clara S.´s latest post: December 1

  34. I also “like” Simple Kids on Facebook. 🙂
    Emily N.´s latest post: Christmas Giveaway Week- Beautiful Red Scarf

  35. Last night I made chocolate fudge 🙂
    LC´s latest post: Inspired by Bakerella

  36. Liked both on fb.

  37. Four years ago before my first child was born.

  38. I bought some Christmas decor earlier this week. I count anything for the house as treating myself.

  39. My husband did a great job treating me on Monday by giving me my Christmas present early — a smartphone!!

  40. Hmmm…I did treat myself to a peppermint mocha non-fat from Starbucks this past Sunday…and I slept in. Teehee! ;^)

  41. When I got my iPhone in August. Desperately needed a new cell phone (battery was so dead you couldn’t talk on it without it being plugged in) and desperately wanted the iTouch. So I talked myself into the iPhone. 🙂

  42. Define ‘treat’? Maybe two minutes ago, maybe I can’t remember!

  43. Likes both on FB, was already a fan! 🙂

  44. Fan of Gussy and Simple Kids on FB
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  45. I treated myself to a new dress just last night. It was on clearance but still – it was nice 🙂

  46. I just bought myself a new bag the other day.

  47. I like Gussy and SK on facebook.

  48. Meghann P. says:

    I treated myself to a Sugared Brioche roll this morning from a new little French bakery in town. Sometimes it’s the small things.

  49. After years of not buying anything new for myself and feeling like my clothes no longer fit my body or my life post-babies, I am treating myself to new clothes this Christmas,

  50. Meghann P. says:

    I like Gussy Sews and Simple Kids on FB.