xoxo, gussy


Today I have the wonderfully talented Maggie from Gussy Sews
hanging out answering some questions (the abc's!) and throwing a little shop credit your way!

Now first, meet Maggie
The sassy & sweet one woman show behind Gussy

She taught herself how to sew 2yrs ago, quit her job and built the Gussy empire
(okay maybe empire sounds cheesy, but lets just say Maggie is bad ass)

Between writing a successful blog (with great business tips & tutorials), 
 being featured in magazines, speaking at conferences, staring in "how to do your hair" videos =)
and making all the fabulous products for her line..
she also somehow finds time to take her cute pup Bauer out for walks,
maintain a healthy (and adorable) marriage.. and be so down to earth all at the same time!

I asked Maggie to play the ABC's or 20 questions..
here is her pick

A= Are you available - no way! zack and i have been married for 3 years this June (2011)
B= Best Blog Friend - ruthanne of eclectic whatnot (www.eclecticwhatnot.com)
C= Cake or pie - umm, how about cheesecake? ;)
D= Drink of choice - non-alcoholic: fountain Coca-Cola, alcoholic: strawberry margarita
E= Essential item you use everyday - MASCARA (!!!)
F= Favorite color - pink
G= Gummy bears or worms - worms
H= Hometown - grand rapids, mi
I= Indulgences - chocolate. seriously. i need a piece every day.
J= James Dean, Jimmy Fallon or Justin Timberlake-
huh? just kidding... how about justin timberlake (reminds me of middle school)
K= Kids and Names - just a puppy, Bauer (9 months)
L= Life is incomplete without? - gratitude
M= Must have fashion item - skinny jeans
N= Number of siblings - 1, an older brother, Matt
O= Organic or Over rated - overrated :}
P= Phobias or Fears - i get really anxious when i need to fly.
i feel like i hold my breath the entire time I'm on the airplane.
working on this... it's been a process.
Q= Favorite Quote - i have two :)
1. inspiration is all around you, and
2. to stay balanced you must constantly shift.
R= Reason to smile - Zack :)
S= Season - summer
U= Unknown fact about me - i was a cheerleader all 4 years of high school, and i loved it!
(WOOOOHOOOOO <--- i added that in!)
V= Vegetable you don't like - eggplant
W= Worst habit - i like to hit snooze ;)
X= X-rays - i don't think i've ever had one taken.
Y= You are (in one word) - sassy
Z= Zodiac Sign - cancer

Most of you that follow the Gussy blog know about Maggie,
how she got started and what she is usually up too..
so I hope you feel like you got to know a few random extra facts about her
 that make you love her even more!

If that didn't work, what about a giveaway??!!
{of course you LOVE giveaways!}

How about a $40 shop credit for one of these beauties??
Go check out her shop its packed full of goodies!


I'm giving you 6 chances to win!
{for each thing you do on the list, leave a seperate comment}

-must be a public follower of my blog
- follow Gussy Sews blog
-fan Gussy on facebook
-follow Gussy Sews on twitter
-tweet about this (with a link back to here)
-re-blog about this (with a link back to here)

Contest is open til Tuesday at 6pm (pst)
Winner will be announced shortly after, along with my product review!

Good Luck!!!

327 comments:

  1. blog follower, yup, that's me! kristinmik at gmail

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  2. i follow gussy's blog too! kristinmik at gmail

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  3. i "like" gussy on fb! kristinmik at gmail

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  4. i follow @gussysews too! (@imsimplykristin)

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  5. I'm a public follower and one of your newest from http://sassysippycupsandstickysarcasm.blogspot.com/

    :) this is one lovely blog you have here! Loving it!

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  6. I am a follower of Gussy Sews

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  7. I am a fan of Gussy Sews on facebook :) love the bags!

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  8. i follow your blog, girl!

    cheers.

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  9. and i follow gussys blog.

    cheers.

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  10. I am a follower of your blog :)

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  11. I am a fan of Gussy on FB :)

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  12. I follow Gussy on Twitter :)

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  13. Tweeted :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/blueeyedowl

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  14. Gussy Blog follower!

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  15. I follow your blog! Kelsey vigil is GFC name! I am so stinkin stoked! You don't even know!

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  16. I am a follow of Just. Lovely.Things.
    dominiquesboutique@yahoo.com

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  17. follow gussy on twitter @kelsvigil

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  18. tweeted @kelsvigil http://twitter.com/#!/KelsVigil/status/61213368626839552

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  19. I follow your blog =)

    kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. i follower her on FB

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  21. I am a follower of Gussy Sews blog...thanks for the intro!

    kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. i follow her on twitter!

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  23. I am a fan of Gussy on FB

    KerriF
    kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. i follow your blog.... love it!

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  25. public follower for shizzle :)

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  26. I follow Gussy on Twitter

    kitty_kerri
    kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. follower of GS blog :)

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  28. I follow Gussy's blog... and I LOVE HER!

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  29. I'm a fan of Gussy on FB.

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  30. Follow Gussy on Twitter.

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  31. indeed i ALREADY follow your amazing blog

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  32. and now i follow the fantastical gussy

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  33. newest facebook liker

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  34. newest twitter stalker, er i mean, follower

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  35. I follow Gussy Sew's blog.

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  36. I like Gussy Sew's on Facebook.

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  37. I liked Gussy on Facebook.

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  38. I tweeted about it. http://twitter.com/#!/crystellechic

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  39. I became a follower of her blog. Gotta love a girl from Minneapolis; that's where my mommy is from.

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  40. I follow Gussy on Twitter...she even tweeted me one day! :)

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  41. I tweeted this :Loving this giveaway http://justlovelythings.blogspot.com/2011/04/xoxo-gussy.html#axzz1KD7GAJ5P @GussySews giveaway!!!! Fingers crossed!

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  42. I like on Gussy on facebook!!

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  43. I follow {just.Lovely.Things} blog :)

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  44. I Follow Gussy's blog :)

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  45. I am a Fan of Gussy on Facebook :)

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  46. I'm a public follower!

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  47. Public follower of your blog - check!

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  48. Follow Gussy Sews blog - done :)
    coxkathryn (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. Fan of Gussy on Facebook - yes!
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  50. Follow your blog :)
    rmoverstreet at gmail dot com

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  51. I love your blog so of coure I'm a follower!

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  52. I am following Gussy's blog!

    P.S. Thank you so much for introducing me to her. I have been smitten by her blog and her story! Great inspiration!

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  53. Im a follower of your blog :D

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  54. I follow Gussy Sews Blog :D

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  55. Im a fan of Gussy on facebook :D

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  56. Im a fan of Gussy on twitter: ruelasjacobo

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  57. I tweeted about this

    ruelasjacobo

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  58. Cute blog! I'm now following you!

    www.melstevens1.blogspot.com

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  59. I am a GFC follower of your blog!

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  60. I "liked" Gussy Sews on Facebook

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  61. I (@JASIVRAS) now follow @GussySews on Twitter!

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  62. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/JASIVRAS/status/61299227774550016

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  63. I am now a Gussy Follower on FB.

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  64. I also now Follow Gussy on the Tweet.

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  65. I am a public follower of your blog :)

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  66. I follow Gussy Sews blog :)

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  67. And I have tweeted about it. Whoo.

    @TBlendings

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  68. I follow your blog! Love your stuff :)

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  69. I follow Gussy's blog- love the ruffles!

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  70. I'm a Gussy Fan on Facebook!!!

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  71. I follow Gussy on Twitter!!!

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  72. Just tweeted about the giveaway and your blog!

    http://twitter.com/#!/mrsjackson07

    mrsjackson07 Natasha Jackson
    Check out this fabulous @GussySews giveaway on just.lovely.things!!! http://www.bloglovin.com/m/2355630/209818210/fb

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  74. tweeted about it! katesmorelandKathleen Moreland





    woohoo! awesome giveaway! http://justlovelythings.blogspot.com/2011/04/xoxo-gussy.html#axzz1KFpofeiN

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  76. Hi, I just recently found your blog and LURVE it!!! (And of course, I'm a follower.) :)

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  77. I follow Gussy's blog too! Such an inspiration, that girl. Very talented.

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  78. I'm a fan of Gussy's on Facebook!

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  79. I follow your blog! {side note: I miss your face!}

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  80. I'm a fan of gussy on FB :)

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  81. I follow Gussy's blog...what's not to love about ruffles?!

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  82. And... I just re-blogged about it:

    http://mysweetbesitos.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway.html

    :)

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  83. I blogged about this :)

    http://sassysippycupsandstickysarcasm.blogspot.com/

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  84. I'm a fan of Gussy on FB!!

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  85. I follow Gussy on Twitter

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  86. I'm your newest official follower!
    nagpony68 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  87. Gussy facebook fan!

    nagpony68 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  88. I follow Gussy's blog too :)
    nagpony68 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  89. I am a fan of gussy on Facebook

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  90. I also follow her on Twitter :-)

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  91. I follow you now too! :-)

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  92. I'm a follower. And I <3 Gussy!
    amy_scraps(atyahoodotcom)

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  93. I follow Just Lovely Things!

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  94. I follow Gussy Sews!

    elephantstrunk42@gmail.com

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  95. I like Gussy Sews on Facebook!

    elephantstrunk42@gmail.com

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  96. I follow Gussy Sews on Twitter!

    elephantstrunk42@gmail.com

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  97. love me some gussy and the cute abcs way of asking her questions. :)

    I follow her blog and her on twitter.
    :)
    (as gussy would say yeow!)

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  98. Following you through GOOGLE reader on a daily basis!!! and now, PUBLICLY through blogger :)

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  99. following gussy's blog! such cute products!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  100. "liked" gussy sews on facebook!!! :D

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  101. I follow Gussy Sews blog!

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  102. I'm following her on Twitter!

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  103. I follow your blog!! :)

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  104. I follow Gussy Sews blog also!

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  105. I am a fan of Gussy Sews on facebook!

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  106. I follow Gussy Sews on twitter too:)

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  107. i follow your lovely blog!

    libbybonjour@gmail.com

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  108. follow gussy on facebook now!

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  109. already follow gussy on twitter!

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  110. I follow Gussy Sews blog!!!!

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  111. I sma fan of Gussy on Facebook

    Sara Haga Gore

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  112. I follow Gussy on twitter

    @SimplySara83

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  113. I tweeted about the giveaway!!

    @SimplySara83

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  114. I facebooked about the giveaway

    Sara Haga Gore

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  115. I follow you via GFC.

    Best,
    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

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  116. I follow Gussy on Twitter as @naptimeismytime

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  117. I "like" Gussy on FB.

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  118. I follow Gussy Sews via GFC

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  119. I tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/#!/naptimeismytime/status/61796767624204288

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  120. I am a new follower - I love Gussy!

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  121. I follow Gussy's super cute blog. :)

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  122. I am a fan of Gussy on FB.

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  123. I follow her on twitter! :)

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  124. I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/mamamarchand/status/61797207631855617

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  125. I'm a public follower of your blog!

    thelittleblackraincloud@yahoo.com

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  126. I follow Gussy Sews Blog!

    thelittleblackraincloud@yahoo.com

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  127. I'm a fan of Gussy Sews on Facebook!

    thelittleblackraincloud@yahoo.com

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  128. I follow Gussy Sews on Twitter!

    thelittleblackraincloud@yahoo.com

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  129. Tweeted about the giveaway and linked back to here...mentioned both you and gussy in the tweet.

    I will have the new vacay tote!! :)

    thelittleblackraincloud@yahoo.com

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  130. i follow your blog blog

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  131. i'a a gussy fan on facebook

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  132. i follow gussy in twitter

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  133. I follow your blog
    Courtney C
    evelynsclosettutus@gmail.com

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  134. I follow Gussy's blog
    Courtney C
    evelynsclosettutus@gmail.com

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  135. I "like" Gussy on FB
    Courtney C
    evelynsclosettutus@gmail.com

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  136. I follow Gussy on Twitter
    Courtney C
    evelynsclosettutus@gmail.com

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  137. I shared this giveaway/your blog on my Twitter
    @courtiebeth
    Courtney C
    evelynsclosettutus@gmail.com

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  138. I shared this giveaway/your blog on my Facebook.
    Courtney C
    evelynsclosettutus@gmail.com

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  139. I posted this on my blog for today!
    http://boutiqueonthecheap.blogspot.com/
    Courtney C
    evelynsclosettutus@gmail.com

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  140. I follow you!! (And I heart Gussy bags!)

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