This year has been a year of gigantic ups and downs, and it has been really quiet here on my blog. After blogging for 9 years, I was tired. I needed new direction. So I re-branded from To Think Is To Create, to Mabel + Riv (the names of my two daughters – the one we lost and the one we still have) and it felt so good. I set out to make my dreams a reality, but little did I know that huge personal hurtles of growth and learning would have to come first.
Today marks a launching off point, a time for me to be back here writing and having about a million pounds less life baggage while I do. If you’ve followed along with my writings for all these years – I love you so much. If you are new, welcome, I’m so glad to see you!
So, I thought it would be a great day to start this new season by joining in with a gaggle of other fabulous bloggers, and doing a holiday giveaway hop! I’m hosting a giveaway (more on that in a sec) and then there are 25 other bloggers who are in the linky below, just waiting at their door with hot cocoa, or a glass of wine or cinnamon roll french toast. Whatever sparks your fancy.
Think of it as a progressive dinner, where the meal is 26 different giveaways for you to feast on!
So about that giveaway…
Some of you may know my friend Maggie Whitley. Five years ago she launched this beautiful shop called Gussy Sews. She has had a great run of it and has found so much success, but her brilliance had more in store for us. And last week she announced the shop is transitioning to a monthly club, and the shop as we know it will be closing on Dec 16th (read all about it here).
I have loved the Gussy Sews shop and Maggie for years, even blogging about it here and there. Maggie even sent me this adorable Teal Triangles Square Zip Pouch recently and I used it for my passport while traveling. I also decided to use it as a gift wrapping of sorts, and set it on the tree because it’s just so darn pretty.
(cute baby not included, sorry)
Because Maggie’s handmade items are so special, and now that the shop is closing, I’m so excited that today you get the chance to win two of her gorgeous pouches from the Gussy Sews shop! These won’t be available in a couple weeks, so this is your chance to win these for gifts or for yourself (or snag some from the shop) before they are gone!
So, how does this giveaway work? How does the blog hop work? See the widget below for all the details on winning the Gussy products, and keep on scrolling for the blog linky to get your hop on. Good luck!
After you’ve done all the entries for the Gussy Sews prizes – now it’s time to go to the next venues in your giveaway progressive dinner!
This fine group of women will be your hosts:
Now go and enjoy! Good luck!