7/1/10

Giveaway Day - Gussy

"Hello! My name is Gussy and I design a sew a shop full of ruffled accessories. Inside my shop (www.shopgussy.com) you'll find zipped pouches, laptop, tote/diaper bags -- even headbands with ruffles. The best part of sewing is that I'm living my dream. About 7 weeks ago I quit my day job to work on Gussy full time. Talk about LOVING what I do :)"
- Gussy

This giveaway is for $30 shop credit to Gussy. All you need to do is tell us about your favorite way to cool off in the summer time for a chance to win. Winner will be announced Saturday afternoon.
xoxo,
Rachel

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cococricketsmama said...

My favorite way to cool off in summer is jump in Lake Tahoe-freeeeee-zing!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Carrie Rosalind said...

My favorite way to cool off is to eat Otter Pops! :) I love those things!

With Love, Jamie said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is iced coffee & a trip to the (usually) much cooler city!!

The Coons Family said...

I use to love to cool off at the pool, but with two kids under two- now we cool off in the backyard with a slip and slide and popsicles. :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

i cool off my eating ice cream, popsicles and watermelon, YUM!

megbrothers said...

my favorite summer time cool-off is watermellon!

klawho said...

Jumping in my neighborhood pool with friends is my favorite way to cool down.

Laura said...

My fave way to cool off is to head to Barnes and Noble for some free AC and access to expensive hard cover books I can read for free while relaxing!

Thanks for the chance,
Laura

Laura.newsol(at)gmail.com
winloseorblog-laura.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

A nice homemade glass of lemonade! :)

Andrea!!! said...

I like to walk slowly by other people's sprinklers (heh!)

Jenni said...

I'd say laying in a kiddie pool while eating a popsicle or a piece of cool watermelon.

I've never done it before, but I imagine it would be wonderful.

KIM said...

theirs nothing better then a yummy fruity Popsicle and a swim in the pool/lake/ocean! KIM

shelia said...

Congrats on the "new" job!!!
My new favorite way to cool off...basil lemonade...yummm

calezebabob said...

My kiddos and I love to cool off with a homemade slip and slide (tarp and Dawn) and homemade popsicles! Fun and inexpensive:)

Emily said...

I love sitting in front of the fan with a wet scarf around my neck! A tall glass of ice water is always nice too! emilyfette@gmail.com

Cole said...

Otter Pops! Loooovvvee them. And I love all of your creations. :)

Rachel said...

My favorite is to eat a huge bowl of ice cream!
Rachel

Laura said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is to lay in a hammock in my backyard, draw paisley, and drink ice cold lemonade. :D

*kim* said...

Of course the obvious answer is the river/lake/pool/body of water; however, I actually enjoy a refreshing glass of ice water. Nothing more refreshing. :)

imperialhotel said...

lemonade :)

Fritzi Marie said...

I eat a lot of Otter Pops and Big Sticks and I run through the sprinklers.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Tiffini Elise said...

here in louisiana we have little shacks built on the side of the road aka snowball stands! That is how I like to cool off! its very thinly shaved ice that melts instantly in your mouth! Favorite flavor: wedding cake with condensed milk on top! stuff the center with a little vanilla ice cream and I am good to go!

Meg said...

definitely eating ice cream! i can only eat small servings in the wintertime, but in the summer i can't seem to stop craving it!!

smileyeyes said...

Pool time!!!! Swimming is the best cure for a hot day!! -Katie

Ellen said...

I like to ride my bike quickly enough so that the wind cools me down & just when I get warm from the exertion, I stop for frozen yogurt. Yum!

{B} said...

hm....
I'm going to say a trip to the coast, ( it's just an hour away from me ) and specifically, a little coast town called Manzanita;-)

thanks for the opportunity and congrats on your new full time job!

Ali said...

Sparkling water with a splash of orange juice or cranberry juice!

k. davis said...

Um, since I'm not by a pool or by the beach, favorite way to cool off is spray bottle and fan! I know sounds lame, but it works! Of course popsicles do the trick as well!

labeck said...

when I'm absolutely so hot I can't stand it..and am stuck inside somewhere, I run both wrists under the coldest tap water I can get it to be - and hold them there as long as I can..... (they say within 30 seconds, all the blood in your body goes through those veins in your wrists as it circulates).... and somehow - I end up feeling much better - cooler and composed enough to keep going.

Maggie and Abby said...

When its super hot I jump in the pool and eat popsicles!

Cindy J said...

My favorite way to cool off is to think about how hot I was last summer when I was pregnant. It makes me feel a lot cooler :)

lisaroyhandbags said...

Jumping off my dock into the river for a dip!! : )

Megan said...

A smoothie and some air conditioning!

Roxanne said...

I <3 Gussy! My favorite way to cool off is a banana popsicle :) Best flavor in the bag!

susannahbean said...

What an awesome giveaway! My favorite way to cool off in the summer is to get out on my bf's dad's boat, the breeze is perfect!!

xoxo,
susannahbean

Melody said...

I know this sounds a bit lame, but my favorite way to cool off is to sit in my knitting chair while the hubby and I watch a good movie. We spend a lot of time outside gardening, so to sit inside is a great treat.

Katie said...

Driving to the coast, where it's usually much cooler!`

PunkinGirl71 said...

My favorite way to cool off during the super hot California days is making a LARGE jug of my mom's Southern Sweet Tea & enjoying it on my shady patio w/ a book!
Thx for the chance!

Angie said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is by making fresh strawberry lemonade and lounging by the pool in my favorite vintage swim suit! It really helps keep your mind off the heat when your family and friends are there too!

Jackie said...

So far it's been walking down the street to get Creamies from the neighbor kids' lemonade stand!

jackiecollyer at hotmail dot com

alyssa johns said...

popsicles and lemonade with lots of ice!

stochastic said...

Mainly it's been panting in front of a fan, but sometimes I treat myself to a sno-cone.
Samantha

Sara said...

sno-cone! yum!

Soraia said...

popsicles!!! my fav are the tube ones!

xo,
soraia

Brittany said...

I nice beer on my patio. Nothing finer : )

Heather said...

My favorite way to cool off is a dip in the pool or eating popsicles.

Laura said...

my favorite way to cool off is to eat delicious watermelon!

MariahRiah said...

fresh fruit & lemonade! :D

(& occasionally an iced soy chai!)

Ashlee said...

favorite way to cool off is with an iced beverage, like a mocha, lemonade or margarita. :)

Skooks said...

Water fight!

Abby said...

One very large glass of fresh lemonade and a quick dip in a pool!

alycia cobb said...

The other night my husband and I filled up the bathtub with cold water and fully dressed we waddled around til we cooled off! that is my favorite -so goofy and fun.

Apple Scrapper said...

floating on an innertube down a river...ahhh

garcia.sol said...

Run through the sprinklers in the front yard!

Brina said...

To cool off in the summer, I like to lay on my bed with the fan pointed right at me. I often wet a washcloth and cover my face with it. (There isn't any AC in the apartment.)

kt mac said...

ooh I love ruffles!!

my favourite way to cool off in summer is to head down to the beach after work with my fiance, a cute floppy hat and my fav interiors mag :)

I really wish it was summer here now!!

hsing3kinder said...

Staying inside w/a tall glass of ice tea & a great book!

Rose Hudson said...

My favorite way to cool off in summer is to get my big paddling pool and my trampoline out, invite as many friends, get a bbq going and jump in!

Shelby Mack said...

freeze pops! especially the blue ones.

Mama to Jayden said...

Homemade fruit popsicles do the trick for me!.

Amanda said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is to have a bowl of sorbet with fresh fruit or some homemade bubble tea!

Cheryl said...

i cool off eating popsicles, of course!

kmrockhold said...

Jumping in the river!

la said...

With a HUGE bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream!

Alexandra Rae said...

My mom keeps these amazing low fat fudgesicles in the freezer. They're SO good, and I don't have to feel guilty about them!

Sara said...

Totally at the pool! I am a nanny so I spend alot of time with the kids there! Its great!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

hmmm, my favorite way to cool off is to run through sprinklers when I'm on a walk with my kids and dog....or just lying in front of the AC unit...which we do a lot of these days :)
Sarah M

Catherine said...

I am a popsicle-aholic in the summertime! So refreshing:)

Angela said...

My favorite way to cool down is to go to Memorial Union on the lake and have some Orange Chocolate Chip custard!
Your shop is lovely:)

Leah said...

We love to take a quick dip in the pool and then eat as many popcicles that we can.
lbroadstreet@tds.net

Megs said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is to make homemade popsicles :-)

Megan Michelle said...

Popsicles and a coll breeze!

Jessica said...

Homemade, fresh Coconut ice cream from Maple View Farms!

Blair said...

oh, a lemonade & a book on our screen porch, under the fan!!!

blairbear111 at gmail dot com

Laura said...

I've recently fallen in love with our community pool...it has both indoor and outdoor areas and lots of fun stuff to do with kids, including my 14-month-old son.

Eleanor said...

Eating homemade ice cream! Yummmmmm!

Mandy said...

LOVE Gussy! :) My favorite summer cool-down trick is a big glass of iced tea.

Allison said...

lemonade and watermelon! a nice swim helps too.

Carly said...

i love to float in the pool all afternoon! cute stuff :)

Sara said...

Sitting in the cool basement while drinking lemonade...or playing in the sprinkler with my 3 year old...it's a tie!

Andrea said...

Sitting in the baby pool with my little man. It doesn't get better. Well maybe if we had a real pool...

iloveyourheart said...

I love to cool in the summer by sitting my little crafting/sewing corner in our unfinished basement!

annalea said...

lemon-y iced tea and a ceiling fan. and if i had easy access to a pool, i would be a fish.

the mcclenahans said...

This summer my favorite way to cool of is in my son's new little baby pool. He loves the water and it is so much fun to watch him.

kendra said...

floating in the pool on my noodle holding a can of Simpler Time beer. Ahhh

Christina said...

I love playing with my son in our little mini pool! This giveaway is just lovely!

-Christina :o)

diane said...

I love Gussy bags! Lately my favorite way to cool off is with a gin and tonic with my husband on the porch after our kids are in bed.

Moving farther north has helped a little bit too.

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

no socks
lemonade
ahhhh

Taylor said...

Popsicles!! Nothing's better than sitting by the pool eating a Firecracker Popsicle.

Stacey said...

my favorite way to cool off in the summer is going to the pool!

ashlee said...

cold coffee always does the trick!

Whitney said...

I've been known to lay on my cool tile kitchen floor next to the cold air vent ;).

And I can't forget: ice cream or lavendar lemonade. Those two do the trick as well!

Heather said...

Jump in the pool! And a frozen treat is always satisfying.

Michelle said...

My favorite thing to do is hop in the pool, especially with my preggo belly!

Jackie said...

Since I don't have access to a pool, my favorite way to cool off is with an egg custard snowball with marshmallow fluff, not to be confused with a snowcone! :)

heidi said...

my favorite way to cool off in the summer (its gonna be 112 here today) is boating at the lake with my family.
fun and cool.

BRANDY said...

favorite way to cool off is hope on the Harley and ride to Ledges National Park and walk through the streams barefoot.

becks said...

i love to eat watermelon, lime, and mint icee!

Meg said...

L-O-V-E Gussy! My kids and I had a water balloon fight yesterday...that was a good way to cool off!

xoxo~Meg

Lauren said...

my favorite way to cool off is to dive into the Atlantic Ocean... which I do every Monday with my hubby because Monday is our beach day! :)

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

My favorite way to cool off is a ride on our John Deere Gator. it's kind of like a four wheeler, but even better! I take the kids on long rides through our land & woods - it's too much FUN!

KaylaDanielle said...

A Passionfruit tazo shaken iced tea from Starbucks certainly does the job! Yum!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

way favorite way to cool off is sitting on the edge of the kiddie pool watching my lil one splash to her hearts content.

Tawny said...

Now that I have children, it's acceptable to hang out at the City wading pools :) I love to cool off while my toddler plays in the water with his various buckets and scoops and the baby splashes and giggles.

Bonnie said...

mmm i like those orange sherbet push pops. cool off AND relive childhood. yes, please!

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tamara said...

MY fav thing to do to cool off is hit the pool with my family!

Natalie Ward said...

icy pops with the kids

krmccord said...

My favorite cool off in summer is popcicles and ice cream. YUM!!

lauren ♥ said...

by taking a little dip in one of our area lakes! nc has tons of them! or a trip to the beach! <3

the whyte's said...

hmmm...something along the lines of sitting on the side of the pool, so my brother-in-law can soak me when he does his cannon balls into the pool. or hanging out in front of a fan doing an impersonation of 'tommy boy'..."luke..la, la, lee, lo, li." haha.

stephanie said...

popsicles!!
hands down :)

JET Bags said...

Definitely a trip to the pool! However, this summer we are moving and renovating so we have resorted to the sprinkler time and time again. Sweet tea does the trick sometimes too :)

miss mandi said...

my favorite way to cool off is sitting in the shade. drinking ice water from a mason jar.
love it.

Anna said...

we have huge fans in our barn that mist water on the cows. i love to hang out with the cows & get misted :)

Jingle said...

I love to walk down to Dairy Queen and get ice cream!!! It's long enough to feel like you are getting exercise and a nice cool treat at the end!

Maggie said...

I love eating italian ice when it is cold outside. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kalen said...

Homemade ice cream eaten in the shade.

Spicy Ginger Muse said...

Bicycle rides through sprinklers, popsicles, & WATERMELON!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

favourite cooling off, has definately got to be a cold beer under a parasol in the garden :)

Andy said...

with some yummy lemonade witht he lemons made from my hubby's lemon tree

marysza said...

lake lake lake and againe lake!! ;d

Rachel said...

A nice cold mojito...ahhh.....summer!

MissAlyssa said...

homemade smoothies! yum

melinda ann said...

My favorite way to cool off is to eat frozen watermelon. It tastes just like a popsicle, but it's healthy

Erin said...

I go to swim practice earlyearlyearly every single morning and work my butt off...and that way I feel good about myself too!

I also eat large quantities of otter pops.

Amber Jessica said...

Popsicles in the shade. Kiddie pool and spray bottles. :)

Mandi said...

running through the sprinklers with my kids + a delicious ice cream treat = the perfect way to cool off in the summer.

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Rebecca @ Piggy Bank Dating said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is to go to the pool or stay indoors and watch movies.

middleofthetable said...

easy question: ICE CREAM!

xo
sarah

janaetime said...

I definitely make a trip to Sebastian Joe's, a local ice cream shop that has the most amazing flavors! A big scoop of that and I'm refreshed and loving life.

Erin said...

Hmmmm...my favorite way to cool off would be when my son comes and gives me a big huge hug after he's been swimming in our inflatable pool.

scarthur said...

Starbucks frappucinos.....enough said. Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie said...

I like to eat frozen green grapes -- they're surprisingly amazing!

PS: I love Gussy!

happy owl erin said...

Living in Juneau, AK...I am in a reasonably cool city. But in the summer we always head to the beach and soak our little toes, always find marvelous treasures and if we're lucky a few whales too!
xo

Kristy said...

My favorite way to cool off is to go on a leisurely bike ride.

Chelseabird said...

My favorite way to stay cool in the summer is to hang out in a cool coffee shop, enjoying a nice iced soy latte!

suitecheeks said...

my favorite way to cool off in the summer is to have pool parties with my friends as often as possible!

olivia

anna said...

I freeze blocks of ice for the smalls and sit in the shade while they play.

amy lapi said...

i love gussy!! my favorite way to cool off is to crank up the AC, put on my slippers, and work in my studio :)

Eve said...

Homemade popsicles - I just blend up berries and freeze them in a popsicle mold. Yum.

stephanieesstar said...

I love to have yummy mint water and sit in our shaded backyard with my pup!

~Wyatt~Brittney~Brecken~ said...

oh my land! I am SO excited about this giveaway. . . .okay so my favorite way to cool off would have to be getting in my little guys swimming pool-you know the blow up kind that is WAY to small for a momma to be getting into-and swimming. . .well it probably looks more like flopping from one side to the other. . .but it keeps this momma from getting to warm!

brittney.checketts@gmail.com

Teresa said...

Without a pool and being too old to run through a sprinker, I like to hop on our motorcycle with my dreamy husband and ride around. in addition to cooling off, it provides a nice tan :)

Thanks for the Gussy giveaway, it's all so cute!

-Teresa

Elisabeth said...

frozen bluberries with milk- perfect! Cools you down and fills you up. :D

Ashleigh said...

I love Gussy.
My favorite way to cool down is open all the windows in my house, turn a fan on and lay on the floor in my underwear while eating a frozen pop.

Jenn said...

I run through the lawn sprinkler, just like I did when I was six years old.
No one ever said I had to grow up.

bosmat said...

I like to cool off with a good book in the beach

staceyb said...

box fan, popsicle, and porch is all i need to cool off:)

Vanessa said...

i LOVE ice cream! great way to cool off!

Swansons said...

frozen coffee drinks- yum & AC helps too ;)

Jordan said...

diving into the ocean!

JMS08 said...

pool :) jmls09@aol.com

Ashley said...

iced coffee and a swim in the pool. :)

craftattacks said...

the water hose and/or sprinkler!

lisa@goodknits.com

shaina said...

swimming... oh, and iced coffee!! yum.

Amanda said...

When I was a kid, my favorite way was running through the sprinklers.

Brooke~ said...

Favourite cool off? 'Chilling' in the walk-in fridge here at work ;-)

Silvitanova said...

I like to put my face in the freezer for a few seconds.

Jam said...

Oh I'm a sucker for ruffles.

My favorite way to cool off is to freeze fresh fruit chunks and eat them in our tiny blow up pool in the backyard.

Kaiti Kirkpatrick said...

My favorite way to cool off is running and jumping in the pool every time I get hot!

angel said...

favorite summer cool off: moooooovies at the theater (:
example: twilight. uhhhhhmazing (: (:

anika said...

Jumping in the pool (or at least that thing in our garden that poses as a pool...

jooleedoh said...

going to an amusement park and riding a crazy rollercoaster! :D

Melissa B said...

My favorite way to cool off is in a blow up pool, with my best girlfriends, a mojito and great music on the record player!

seesuestitch said...

to get away from the Miami heat, I love wading in my parents pool while sipping some homemade lemonade . . . just lovely!

Sue

erica1228 said...

My favorite way to cool off is by drinking iced coffee...who am I kidding? eating coffee ice cream.

Mindy said...

The best way to cool off is with some yummmy ice cream! Okay, maybe it's just a good excuse to eat it!

Kirsten W. said...

Love Gussy's shop! And I love a big ice cream cone to cool off!

alittlemuch said...

my favorite
way to cool off
in summer
is to hang out with my
fam in our kiddie
pool in the backyard
with a vanilla dr. pepper
from sonic.
mmmmmm!

Chelsea said...

my favorite way to cool off is making a stop at the frozen yogurt shop <3

Beth said...

HMMMM, popsicles and slushies. As soon as the warm weather hits I get HUGe cravings for them both.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Homemade ice cream or tart mango frozen yogurt. What a great giveaway!

Lauren said...

Swimming in a creek or lake or river or pool or umm.. swimming! :)

Angela said...

Lemonade...in the shade...with a good book... or swimming with the kiddos.

Dallin and Janelle Lewis said...

My favorite way to cool off is to sit in the shade with a half of a cantaloupe and a spoon. Yummy!

JessicaMC said...

My favorite way to cool down in the summertime is to go to our local lake. Very pretty scenery! :) I also love when people put sprinklers under trampolines. That has got to be one of the cleverest things I have ever seen! :) PS: This is a great giveaway!!

Casey said...

i LOVE just taking walks in the summer whether its alone or with family/friends.

casey b.

Sarah said...

That shop is great! So to cool off, I love to sip sweet mint tea in the shade. Or on my porch. In the evening. As the sun goes down. :)

lizz said...

I love to cool off with home made ice cream! yum

melissa :) said...

besides heading to the fabulous cape cod beaches (i love where i live!), i love to walk to my aunt's house and hang out in the shade by her fish pond. we chat and giggle and enjoy the company of family :)

brittany said...

swimming in my parents pool!

Krystina said...

What is a better to cool off than go swimming with some friends with Icy Pops?!

Celia said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is going to the local ice cream shop for a giant bowl of ice cream, and eating it next to the river! Love it!

James Noyes said...

Swimming is the best, especially in a lake with a picnic waiting in the shade...

Dixie said...

Sit in my house with the ac on. Ha!

christa said...

My favorite way to cool off is to eat Edy's fruit popsicles- strawberry and lemonade!

lisa said...

my favorite way to cool off in the summer is definitely eating lime popsicles while sitting in front of a fan :)

Staci said...

We love taking a walk in the nearby creek!

Jaimie said...

Popsicles!

silentalaska said...

Running through the sprinklers with my nieces and nephews!

lori (aka: marzi) said...

since i live in an old house with no central air, i like to go anywhere else to "borrow" some!

Caramel Nutz said...

Iced Caramel Latte! (with whipped cream of course)

Tisha said...

Ya gotta love a ruffle!
I like to cool of by jumping in the pool with my little ones.

Pie N' the Sky said...

Cantaloupe and ice cream by the pool!!
I hope I win!
fingers and toes crossed

kate said...

The pool. We go every day!

Natasha said...

poolside, light caramel frappacino in hand. :)

Kristin Ryan said...

Recently I discovered raw 'zucchini pasta' mixed with some tomatoes, absolutely heaven. Kristin Garrett

Roda said...

I cool off in front of a fan (no AC here!) with a tall glass filled with iced water.

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