For the Love…of Blogging GIVEAWAY #9

This is it!  The end of the For the Love…Of Blogging Week!

You made it to the end…and as a reward?  GIVEAWAYS!

And we have made it to the END of the giveaways…number 9…the number of completion.

And I saved the biggest for last.  You all know her…

Maggie Whitley Gussy SewsGUSSY!

If you have been living under a rock (and I mean that in the nicest way possible) and you don’t know who Maggie (aka Gussy) is, you can read about her and her little HUGE shop here.

She is always working on something new.  ALWAYS!  I was lucky enough to get a laptop bag from Cort by Gussy for Christmas, and I just ordered a small pouch for my new Droid2.  Check out some of her latest goodies.

for your kindle

for your ipad

The Gussy love could go on forever, am I right?

So you want some Gussy?  Do you?  DO YOU?

Yeah you do…and guess what?  Gussy is giving one of you a $40 shop credit!

Yeow (as she would say)!

You have TWO ways to enter:

1) Tell me what you love best about YOURSELF!


2) Tweet about the giveaway and then come here and leave a comment that you tweeted.  You can make something up, but if you are all lazy like I am, you can just copy and paste this:

I love blogging and I love giveaways!  Enter to win with @ksluiter and @GussySews

That’s it!

Of course you should go browse (and then buy!) in her shop.

You should follow her sweetness on twitter.

You should like LOVE her on facebook

and of COURSE you should follow her blog!

This giveaway ends Sunday, January 30 at noon est.  Winners will be chosen by and posted that same day.

The fine print:  Gussy Sews is providing the spoils for this giveaway.  I have gotten nothing in return other than the joy of giving you something I love from someone I love.
About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. What I love best about myself? uh, er, I care – to a fault- what people think. I try really hard to be mindful of others and sometimes it bites me in the ass. But I try to see it as a good thing!

  2. Oh my gah. I want to win this one….SEW bad! 🙂 That is a hard question to answer. I guess I love my compassion for children. Gotta have that when you’re a teacher! 😉

  3. I tweeted! @Partyof5Mama

  4. Tweet Tweet! 🙂

  5. WANTTTTTT! I think I’m a great mom, and I love that about myself!

  6. I love that I am evolving everyday; living and loving and learning.

  7. I’m hilarious! At least I think so. I love a sense of humor. Man I would love to win this one!!

  8. I think I’m a great friend, mama and wife 🙂

  9. You and your hard questions 🙂 I like that I’m a hard worker!

  10. I tweeted!

  11. Tweeter!!

  12. I love my blue eyes and my senseof humor!

  13. What I love most about myself? My sense of humor. It’s funny, skewed, and can get me out of a funk!

  14. I love that I am very loyal….and that I work hard at whatever I am focused on at that moment. I may get distracted easily, but I put my *everything* into it! 🙂

  15. I love my ability to tell engaging stories.

  16. I have always prided myself on my loyalty. I always have the backs of the ones I love!

  17. I love that I am very good at taking care of other people. Which is good, since most days it feels like I’m caring for 3 kids – two actual children plus one husband!

  18. What I love about myself? Yikes….

    That I can have fun…with my husband…with my friends…with children…life is too short to be serious all the time!

  19. Wow, pondering that question “what do you love about yourself” really got me thinking. I probably appear to have a lot to love about myself, yet as I thought of those things the next thought was how thankful I should be that God gave me each of those things, not for my glory, but His. Wow. Need to work more on my favorite things glorifying Him better. Thanks for the question…hope this counts as an answer, b/c I love me some Gussy!:)

  20. I tweeted about the giveaway. @huddyma

  21. I love my thought process. Sure it can get in the way of making a quick decision sometimes, and I have been known to over-think things, BUT I am pretty good at looking at all angles of something and not making snap decisions that I regret later on

  22. tweet tweet!! {@Midwest_Elle}

  23. I love that I am good at being a mom. <3

  24. Re-tweeted! Those are adorable! 🙂

  25. I love that I am a social butterfly.

  26. I love my eyes & that I’m friendly. 🙂

  27. I love that my empathy and that it is truly from a genuine place. I also tweeted!

  28. Hmm well i guess what i like best about myself is I am a very loyal friend. All my close friends and family know that if they need something in a pinch they can ALWAYS count on me. I’ve been told i get taken advantage of but to me when a friend asks for help, if its within your means you help.

  29. Jackie Mask says

    What I love about myself is that I am a great friend. I maintain friendships really well, even if I have to be the one to put forth all of the effort. Once you are my friend, I am usually your friend for life. I really consider my friends my family.

  30. Jackie Mask says

    TWEET TWEET! i also tweeted! @jchanmask

  31. One thing I love about myself is my ability to find the humor in life(it may take a little while sometimes, but I get and make others laugh. 🙂

  32. I do love my smile! 🙂

  33. I work hard and I expect to have to work hard…I hope to pass that on to my kids.

  34. I tweeted!

  35. I would say my sense of humor.

  36. what i love about myself…. my spontenaity 😉

  37. and of course i shared this giveaway on twitter!

  38. I love that I am honest and I don’t blow smoke up people’s butts!

  39. i tweeted @pinkflipflops44

  40. I love that I’m outgoing and real. 🙂

  41. favorite thing about myself? hmmm. i think i’m pretty friendly.

  42. tweet tweet! @thelushers

  43. I love my desire to see good in everyone and that on most days I’m a pretty good wife & mom 🙂

  44. tweet, tweet @kecameron

  45. I love my optimistic attitude!

  46. Tweeted. @melaxid

  47. I love my creativity 🙂

  48. Tweet! @25design

  49. I am an eternal optimist. It always helps to have someone thinking positively in the situation.

  50. What do I love best about myself? I love that I ALWAYS have my friends’ backs no matter what. I am very loyal and loving 🙂

  51. I love my sense of humor. It’s not 100% reliable, but I have fun. :0)

  52. 🙂 I love that while I may not be the smartest or best educated person, I have a thirst for knowledge. Learning new things is what makes me happy.

  53. I love my tender spirit. Wow that sounded corny :p

  54. How I can find the funny in some time not so funny situations. Can’t always be serious all the time 😉

  55. Tweeted!!

  56. i love that I am so self-aware!

  57. whoo hoo! i tweeted!

  58. um…love about myself… How about my work ethic? YAY GUSSY!

  59. I love my sense of humor. Seriously, I crack myself up.

  60. tweeted.

  61. tweeted! @BekaBooMN

  62. I love my sense of humor! I’m a pretty funny chica!!!

  63. Cool stuff!

    What I love about me… I’m approachable and try to make people comfortable.

  64. Tweeted!

  65. I love that I try to believe the best about people. I’m hopelessly and sometimes annoyingly optimistic.

  66. Tweeted!

  67. I love the way I drive. Seriously, there needs to be a lane for only me and those I consider to be awesome drivers! Ha.

  68. I love that I know what I want. I may not always articulate it but I know what I want, what I need and how I am going to get things or get things done.

  69. Tweeted…MamaoftheFisch

  70. I think I am a great momma to my babies! and a pretty damn good wife too

  71. I love how organized I am. It makes everything in life easier.

  72. What you love about yourself is hard when pregnant… or maybe that is exactly it!!! I love that I am able to get pregnant and make more beautiful children.

  73. Tweeted! 🙂

  74. I love that I adapt easily. I’m also a great mom, super hilarious, a natural baker, a good listener and most of all I am extremely humble. Hahahaha…kidding! Great post, love the Kindle covers! I stand with my first statement.

  75. Tweeted


  76. I love that I decided to become a runner and I did!

  77. I love that I am a compassionate parent. I definitely learned a great lesson from my mom and thrilled to pass the same values and morals on to my child.

  78. My best feature, that I love about myself, is my loyalty. To long time friends, to ideas and things I love.

  79. I tweeted!

  80. This is HARD! I have honestly typed and deleted 3 things already. I guess I love my sense of humor. I strive to be funny like my dad… maybe some day 🙂

  81. OH… and I tweeted 🙂

  82. I tweeted from @sharkacm 🙂

  83. Wowza, what an awesome and generous giveaway!

    I love my easy going attitude. I used to be so wound-up, but post baby I’m totally laid back. Not in his care, but in every day, I’m easy going. I think that’s made me more approachable and friendly 🙂 Also makes me never want to work in an office again!

    Lulu 😉

  84. Monique Willms says

    I love that I am creative and passionate 🙂

  85. I love my sense of humor and easy going nature.

  86. I like my sarcastic sense of humor! 😉

  87. I love my creativity and the ability to laugh at myself.

  88. tweet-a-leet-a-leet

  89. missy widener says

    definitely my dance moves. i kind of think they are awesome. and my zoolander pose. I kind of am ridiculous. but I like it.

  90. Amanda Venema says

    I totally want to win this! I think I am a pretty darn good cook… 🙂

  91. I love my hmm…
    I love my sassy hair and my tattoos!

  92. What do I love about myself? My strength. I’ve been dealt a LOT of crap in life, but I manage to come through it relatively unscathed.