Thursday, March 4, 2010

{3 winners, Collin, fabric and joy}



a big YEOW! goes to:

$35 shop credit -- Hana @
the MomTog diaries
$25 shop credit -- Lyndsey @ Adventurous + Lovely
$15 shop credit -- Paula @ Boogers and Burps


*please email me at whitley.maggie{at}gmail{dot}com


I stopped the giveaway at 200 comments. I thought that was a nice number :) Thank you to all that entered -- and have been leaving me comments regarding my LA Times excitement. I love reading your thoughts, so thank you!!! Yippee for Gussy.

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I called Collin yesterday to wish him a Happy Birthday. Then later that evening, he called me to thank us for his birthday gifts {once he opened them}. He told me the bubble wand "was just want I wanted!"

Of course it is, precious Collin. Aunty knows what is fun :)

We picked out a Spiderman bouncy ball, a crazy fun 12-foot long sprinkler, and an orange t-shirt. And the bubble wand, of course. Collin told me the sprinkler was from Uncle Pony {aka: Zack} and the t-shirt was from me. Hah! :)

{I love shopping for my nephews.}


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I have been so tired lately. Boooo. February was a busy month and now it's March. Whoa? Whoa.

It is OK though -- Gussy is pushing through. I have been ordering some new fabrics online {love that option!} and they are amazing! Some new prints, new designers. Very excited to sew with them soon. I also ordered more black & white damask for the laptop bags -- so those will be available shortly as well. Love me some brightly colored ruffles.
Ya'll are running me out of product ;)

And...

I bought something a little more bold. I feel like you will love it, though. It's also black & white, but a little more modern. Guess you'll just have to stick around to see what I've got :)



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Do you ever find your self relishing on a memory that brings you just a ton of joy? Today the weather was so beautifully warm {especially since we're in Minneapolis} and so we had the windows open in our apartment. Wide open. The breeze was flowing in and the birds were being little Gussies. It smelled like summer outside. Summer has always been my favorite season...

I'll always remember the way my childhood home {in Michigan} smells in the summer as you walk up the steps to the second floor. It smells like adventure and sleepy land, mixed together perfectly.

Today I had a brief whiff of that amazing smell, all the way in Minneapolis. It was so perfect :)

And it brought me a ton of joy.



12 comments:

Hana said...

OMG, really?!!! I am soooo excited I almost peed my pants! he he! Sorry for TMI! Thank you so much! Emailing now!

Hana

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Awww, Collin sounds so sweet and precious. What a good aunty you are. ;)

jen said...

Congrats to the winners :)

The Chubby Dove said...

Can't wait to see what you whip up next!

wishful nals said...

your memories of childhood in michigan is so sweet. i feel like that a lot of the time. it makes me so grateful to be able to remember and feel that intensely. i am also so excited to see your new products! woo :)

twolittletots said...

loving this weather...i just want that snow to go away now too!

Lyndsey said...

I won a giveaway!!! Thank you thank you! I'm so excited!!! I already know what I'm getting :)

Emily said...

Gotta love Michigan summers! :) Where do you purchase this fabric online? I just bought the cutest pattern to make Easter dresses for my girls (ages 3 and 1) and I wasn't too impressed with the fabric at the fabric store. Help! Can't wait to see the new fabrics. Thanks!!

Mindy said...

Congrats to the winners! I may be a little jealous it wasn't me ;) Thanks for the chance though!

Heather said...

congrats to the winners!!

I can't wait to see the new modern fabric you got. And I am envious of the open windows. I guess I should be happy the sky if finally blue again and the sun is shining.

I took the curtains off part of the windows in the living room just leaving up the sheers and the glare on the TV yesterday while trying to watch a show was killing us. We haven't had glare in months!

Paula Reece said...

I have had a truly bad week, so this was such a pick-me-up!!! Can't wait to shop for ME! :) And I'm so excited to see what you've got up your sleeve, Miss Gussy! :) I love it when you get a whiff of the past...especially when it's a good memory! And spring smells so fresh. We are REALLY going to appreciate it this year, aren't we?

Paula Reece said...

I have had a truly bad week, so this was such a pick-me-up!!! Can't wait to shop for ME! :) And I'm so excited to see what you've got up your sleeve, Miss Gussy! :) I love it when you get a whiff of the past...especially when it's a good memory! And spring smells so fresh. We are REALLY going to appreciate it this year, aren't we?