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. I treated myself tonight with healthy, yummy food! I would love to treat some of the beautiful women on my list with these goodies! Thanks!

  2. It has been a while. Although I have been “treating” myself to commenting on all of these wonderful sites and the chance to win something from them. Thank you for all of the gift-giving inspiration!

  3. I treated myself to some time listening to an audiobook today.
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  4. I liked on facebook.
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  5. Does cookies and cream ice cream count? Then about 10 minutes ago. 🙂

  6. It’s been a while!
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  7. “liked” on fb
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  8. Katie Duffy says:

    On black friday – I bought a beautiful handmade mug for $18 – way more than a mug should cost. But it makes me happy! Would love to win this. 🙂

  9. It’s been a while, I really should do it more. 🙂

  10. Like and Like on FB!

  11. Last time I treated myself was…goodness…i don’t know! That’s probably a bad sign huh? This is a great giveaway!

  12. i am sitting here trying to think of when… and can’t remember. but i WILL in a couple of weeks! going for our first night away from our son in 2 weeks!
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  13. I’ve treated myself to some new clothes from Ross recently, not sure if that counts but it’s the closest thing I can think of.
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  14. Wow! tough question. I’m not even sure.

  15. Yesterday evening I treated myself with a nice hot foot bath while surfing through the internet! It was great to go to bed with warm feet for a change!
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  16. I like both of you on Facebook!
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  17. I like Gussy Sews AND Simple Kids, ma’am; I DO, I like them Sam-I-Am! 🙂

  18. I treated myself to a Snickers just now 😉

    No seriously, its hard with four little ones to find the time, energy and funds to treat myself. I try to keep a good balance with the occasional bubble bath and chocolate bar.

    A gift certificate to Gussy–whom I LOVE–would be the best treat EVER!

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  19. I’ve like/LOVED Gussy on Facebook for awhile now <3

    Maggie is a darling precious WONDER.
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  20. I like Simple Kids now too!

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  21. Danielle Krouch says:

    I took a couple hours off for a pedicure and then went to a coffee shop to read–a wonderful break!

  22. The last time I treated myself was on Black Friday. I bought a pair of jeans from Express! I rarely treat myself to accessories though. 🙂

  23. I treated myself few minutes ago…:) bought some of the chocolate I love, had a warm cup of tea, relaxed on the sofa and yuummmmm…:)

  24. I’m a fan already, but just confirming..;)

  25. a while back – i treated myself to some scrapbooking stuff. papers etc

  26. The last time I treated myself was in the beginning of November, when I bought enough yarn to knit my first grown-up-sized sweater for myself!

  27. About 2 weeks ago? I went for a Peppermint Mocha Latte with whipped cream and sprinkles! Delish!

  28. I treat myself everyday with a nice hot cup of tea or cocoa.

  29. The last time I treated myself was a couple of months ago, I got a gift card from doing surveys online and I spent the whole thing on myself! (This is a rarity, I usually use them to buy my family presents for Christmas and birthdays). I bought olives, capers, pesto, all the things I’d love to buy but never have the money for.
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  30. I liked ‘Gussy Sews’ and ‘Simple Kids’ on Facebook (Kate Ryan)
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  31. yesterday I treated myself to salt-n-vinegar chips (because my husband hates them I have to find times when he’s not around to enjoy them, lol)
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  32. A recent purchase is a treat I can experience everyday – Dream Cream lotion from LUSH.

  33. Cheryl E. says:

    Too long ago!

  34. I treated myself last week to an Eggnog Latte….yummy!

  35. I actually just treated myself the other day to something I have been wanting because I felt I deserved it. I have seen Gussy around a lot of blogs so I hope I can win a gift certificate so I can own a gussy! 🙂

  36. The last time I remember really treating myself was a pedicure during the summer of 2009, just before my treat of a Vegas trip alone. I suppose it’s time to treat myself again, and this would be just the way to do it!

  37. I like both Gussy Sews and Simple Kids on Facebook!

  38. Okay, it’s been a really long time since I treated myself… but that’s about to change. I found something I want for Christmas and have just decided to go ahead an order it instead of sitting around hoping my hubby will buy it for me. Some times you just have to take charge and splurge!
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  39. Sarah Gainey says:

    My husband and I just treated ourselves to our first date since our son was born 4.5 months ago. We just went around the corner for a cup of coffee, but it was exciting to be out and about as a couple again.

  40. Sarah Gainey says:

    I like gussy sews and simple kids on facebook : )

  41. like you both on fb

  42. The last time I treated myself was too long ago to remember

  43. I treated myself to a good sauna and some reading yesterday. I’m saving my pennies to treat myself to a massage. It may not be until February, but it will feel soo goo!

  44. The last time I treated myself was last Friday with a pedicure. It was more relaxing than going Black Friday shopping. 🙂

  45. I treated myself to a nice haircut at a real salon in October!

  46. I treat myself to a small set of scrap booking supplies each month.

  47. I treated myself to a sweater a month or so ago…it felt decadent….$30!

  48. I stayed up past the kids last night and worked on some crafty stuff, so I would say that was a little treat for me, I even added in a cup of hot cocoa.
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  49. I am a fan of both simple kids and gussy sews 🙂
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  50. Ilse Kryemadhi says:

    I treated myself to a few new clothes when I started my first job in four years at the end of the summer.