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. Oh goodness, the last time I treated myself was 4 months ago where I got a manicure with my girlfriends.

  2. Lori Kachowski says:

    The last time I treated myself….hmmmm….I think I bought some ornaments for the Christmas tree…does that qualify as treating myself!? lol I imagine, as all busy homeschooling, working moms, that we are all in the need of some tlc.. Love the purses!!

  3. Lori Kachowski says:

    I also commented that I “like’ this post on FB!

  4. I treated myself to a nap today instead of cleaning!

  5. I just bought myself some new jeans and new shoes, and i love them:).

  6. I like Gussy Sews and Simple Kids on FB.

  7. I like you both on Facebook.

  8. I treated myself to a couple of new books a few weeks ago…and I’m already in need of something new to read! I love all of the Gussy Sews products. I’ve been reading the blog for a while now and adore her style!

  9. Michelle Malette says:

    I bought some of my favourite bread and some gouda at the market this past weekend. Had to share with the kids of course though! This product line is so fun!! Thanks for introducing me to it. I would LOVE to treat myself to something pretty from Gussy!

  10. i rarely treat myself, but just bought myself some silk underwear – this will be the winter i stay warm in Minnesota!

  11. Michelle Malette says:

    I liked Gussy Sews & Simply Kids!

  12. I’m always treating myself. And now I want a gussy gift certificate!

  13. If you count buying my own birthday present, I just treated myself to two new sweaters that I’ve had my eye on for a while 🙂

  14. Treating myself…not much in the way of what I consider treats, but I’m volunteering at Operation Christmas Child this week, so we’re eating out. Does that count? Hmmm, maybe I need to think about this…
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  15. I like you both. 🙂
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  16. I went out alone last week to Barnes and Noble, quite a treat!
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  17. I bought myself a new ornament for the tree in a beautiful design

  18. I like SK and Gussy on FB!

  19. Caroline Smith says:

    The last time I treated myself was probably six months ago. Though if you count splurging on a dinner I have done that recently.

  20. Jenny Runyan says:

    The last time I treated myself was when I bought myself some new shirts for Christmas. I haven’t been able to wear them yet of course-so this would make for a much better treat!

  21. nopinkhere says:

    A few weeks ago I had the stripe in my hair re-dyed royal blue. It’s fading, so I need to go back!!

  22. I treated myself to a pedicure a few days ago and it was so so nice after working on my feet in retail all of Black Friday weekend!
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  23. I bought myself a couple pair of jeans last month.
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  24. I treated myself today at Target to several new pairs of socks – fun socks that make me happy!

  25. I like both Gussy Sews and Simple Kids on Facebook.

  26. I honestly can’t remember the last time I treated myself…..does a Starbucks coffee count? Pretty pathetic LOL
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  27. I treated myself to a latte & book reading at a local coffee shop before I headed off to a busy day of appointments. A simple thing but so needed!

  28. The last time I treated myself was at Starbucks…a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
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  29. liked!
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  30. i just bought myself a book…does that count? ;o)
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  31. Been awhile. When we have extra money kids seem to come first. But I don’t mind.

  32. the last time i treated myself? this afternoon? particularly tough day, so my three kids and i headed to sonic for happy hour.

  33. I treated myself on a trip to a beautiful condo in the mountains a couple of months ago. Just me and a girlfriend watching movies, eating out for dinner and a 90 minute massage. Pure heaven!

  34. Hmm, it’s been a while!

  35. I treated myself to a peppermint mocha coffee the other day after a depressing dentist appointment. 🙂 That’s about as good as it gets!

  36. a manicure, a month ago….. good, or just sad?
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  37. Mandi Bozarth says:

    Oh, this stuff is so cute. The last time I treated myself? A few weeks ago I decided I wanted a book on a lark and loaded up my four little ones and went downtown and bought it. That is a real treat — going to the bookstore for a grown-up, non-parenting book. Plus I marched straight to the book and then straight to the counter, no looking around, no time for meltdowns. What fun!

  38. Hmmm…can’t remember. That’s not good!

  39. I treated myself to a 2 lb box of expensive chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam’s about a month ago. And I didn’t share. 😀
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  40. Liked Gussy Sews on FB, and I’m already a Simple Kids fan. 🙂
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  41. Today! I’m always shopping for the kids, but I ran to Ross today to buy a dress for a “holiday tea” event I had tonight, as well as my husbands upcoming work party. I’ve been pregnant or borrowed things the past several years. I was excited that I was able to run in w/ 2 kids in tow, grab 5 things off the rack, try them on really fast and walk out only paying $12.99 for a cute dress! :o)

  42. I’ve “liked” both things on fb.

  43. Today. The hubs and I stopped by the grocery to pick up a few things… we walked out with two grande Starbucks and chinese take-out. Good thing we had just worked out!

  44. Today! I bought expensive, high quality vitamins to help keep me healthy and energized this winter.