{pretties for your hair}

Now that summer is {almost} officially here it’s time to accessories the locks.

Now that I don’t have to wear a faux fur-lined parka anymore {which covers up my locks}, I mean…

I love cute hair clips and headbands, and since I recently cut my hair {*cough* this morning *cough*} it’s definitely time for some cute accessories. A few days ago I added ruffle headbands to the shop.

But I also found some super cute hair pins in another shop, like this set:

Or this:

And while this is a broach, I’d for sure find a way to pin it to a headband:

This grouping of hairpins is DARLING! It’s called In The Woods, and I want it :]


If you have a handmade shop or just like to gawk, be sure to come back tomorrow morning for some exciting news :]


Do you have a favorite hair accessory shop? Be sure to share the link in the comment section!

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{picnic in the park}

Yesterday I met the lovely Allison and handsome OBaby at the Minneapolis Sculpture Park for a picnic lunch. The weather was warm, the sky a little overcast, and you know we enjoyed chatting over sparkling juice, sandwiches and brownies.

I’m learning really fast how important it is to have little friend dates throughout the week. It helps me to be so much more productive, too. I could even go as far to say it helps me to be a better wife.

Look how cute my friends are up there ^

So thankful for the friends God has provided us in Minneapolis…

What are you thankful for today?

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{i heart my sponsors}

Take a look to the right sidebar. See all those beautiful buttons? Those are Gussy sponsors, and they are blogs and handmade shops just overflowing with the most sassy + beautiful items. My sponsors help make this blog go ’round. They work hard to be here. Did you know that I only have sponsors that fit the Gussy community? True.

It’s important to me that my blog is fun, inspirational, and just bursting with support. Hello, I’m here through the support of some special blog friends. I have been blessed to know many, many great women {that have blogs and/or handmade shops} and they’ve helped train me up {in the way I should go}.

So support + inspiration are high up on my Big List of Important Items for the Gussy Blog.

{Just kidding, I don’t have a list like that. But those items ARE important to me.}

I heart my sponsors.

They work hard, are dedicated to the Gussy community,
and I want you to look at all the lovely things they make. Please and thank you.

See? Lovely-ness. All you have to do is click on their button in the right sidebar and you’ll see ALL their lovely-ness x 1,000.

And guess what else is lovely? Today, BECAUSE IT’S FRIDAY! ♥

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{yellow balloons + recap of 1st wedding anny (06.07.09)}

I’m not sure what it is about balloons…

But lately they are making me so happy!

Balloons are so carefree & fun…

They are so happy and full of celebratory-ness.

And here at Gussy has a lot to say {and sew}, we sure like to celebrate! :]


The week has gone by fast.

{What did I expect with Monday off?}

And now it’s Thursday… our 2nd anniversary is Monday (June 7). And, we have no clue what we are doing to celebrate! We wanted to go to a B&B. But then I quit my day-job. And Tuesday night we *finally* made a decision & bought a MacBook for my biz. Our life has changed oh-so much these last few weeks. All positive things, of course! Maybe we’ll just go back to Lake Calhoun both days this weekend and find a cheap place for breakfast? Would that work, you think?

PS. there is a HUGE box here from my parents and it’s sooooooooooo hard to not open it! :]


Last year we were celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary, and that brings back a lot of emotions. Zack and I were at month #5 (of 7) of unemployment when we celebrated.

Since we didn’t have ANY spending money we went to my parents cottage for the weekend. It was so sweet of them to offer a weekend alone at the cottage. Ironically, Friday evening, when we were leaving for our trip, Zack came home from work and said, I lost my job. Again.

He was working at a landscaping company after losing his “career” job in January. Sigh… But we took those lemons and turned them into lemonade. Since Zack didn’t have to be back to work on Monday we stayed an extra day at the cottage.

How perfect, right? God always knows exactly what we need. And even though the weekend was mostly rainy, we had a blast. We watched a half dozen of movies, ate lots of popcorn, slept-in every morning, had campfires each night, played lots of Monopoly {the same set my mom used as a kid!}. It was perfect.

So now I feel like I’m really looking forward to having an inexpensive weekend. It’s crazy to look at our life a whole year later — all the things we’ve gone through, the bonding Zack and I have done, yes, the heartache over missing our families, but also in the celebration that we have a God that will always take care of us.

{wipes tears.}

Happy {almost} year #2 babes!



I have some new sponsors in my sidebar to the right.

And, Jaime with Fine Prints is offering a 20% discount to Gussy readers during the month of June on any existing invitation or birth announcement design in her shop. How fun! So go on now, see if you need anything…


What are your plans today? I’ll be finishing up some Damask laptop bags, some idance polka dot clutches, and prepping for more new items!

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