May 10, 2012

What's in Maggie's Purse?


Hello, Small Things Blog friends! This is Gussy of Gussy Sews and I'm here to share with you a few necessities to WHAT'S IN MY BAG.





 My husband and I live in Minneapolis, and even though it's May it's still a little chilly in the mornings. I walk our dog every day, usually in the morning but sometimes in the afternoon ~ so having a cowl handy is key! I crocheted this oatmeal-colored one one wintery evening, and while I suppose I should be surprised I'm still wearing it on occasion, I'm not :) We're in Minneapolis, remember?! I also have essentials like my keys + wallet with me at all times, along with my iPhone and a small Bible. When I'm out + about working I'll have my MacBook with me {shown with our Gray Rose Macbook case}. I can get over three hours of battery life so having my computer with me makes it super easy to work because I don't need much else. OK -- maybe also a caramel latte... Next up in my bag? Two medium zip pouches. One holds pens + my large collection of lip gloss, lipstick and chap stick. The other holds two pairs of sunglasses {both from Forever 21}. I LOVE SUNGLASSES and have trained my blue eyes to need them at all times when outside since I wear them so much. Since I can fit two pairs of sunglasses in one medium zip pouch I just carry both. ♥ And lastly, everything fits inside one my Gussy tote bag {bag shown is the tote/diaper bag style}. We have a few different sizes of bags -- tote/diaper [largest], glam tote [medium] + market tote [smallest]. All are super lightweight and very in how much they can hold, all show off a Gussy ruffle! Not shown is my secret stash of chocolate or sweet/sour candy! I loooove sweets, thank goodness my husband knows this so I no longer have to keep it a secret from him. Just from everyone else. Except now YOU know... tee hehe...

 P.S. Every week the shop is updated with new products. Thanks to the sweet + wonderful Kate for letting me share WHAT'S IN MY BAG!

29 comments:

  1. I love this series!! Makes me want to reorganize my bag everyday and buy new bags!! :)

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  2. No offense, Kate, but this is getting pretty monotonous and boring. Can you break it up with other things on occassion? I love your blog and what you have to say about things, and that's why I'm here...not to see what everyone and their mother carry in their purse.

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    1. Tomorrow is the last purse. I needed to set up this series to take place while we moved as I have had little time to dedicate to the blog these past weeks. Regular posting will start again next week

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    2. I love the purse series! I have found some very good ideas for organization in my purse and found some really cute new products to buy.

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    3. I agree. Also not a big fan of the frequent attempts to advertise other women's craft projects. Zzzz.

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    4. While it is fortunate that we are entitled to our own opinion, I personally think it is quite rude to make such remarks like that. Maybe it would have been more appropriate to e-mail. In fact, if you are not looking for a life style blog (aka crafts, shopping, etc..) you should look elsewhere. She clearly states in the introduction that she blogs about what she loves. :)

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    5. I agree! Kate blogs about all sorts of things and I absolutely love this series!! When I was looking for a blog to follow, I wanted one that talked about all things crafty, orginizational, creative, girly (hair and makeup) and outfits! I find Kate's blog perfect for that! And if I didn't like something about it, I would stop following it and look else where. Common sense. It is kate's blog after all. Not anyone else's lol Go Kate! You are amazing and I love following you everyday! Keep up the purse series bc everyone loves it that is a true fan :) Love you and thank you for all that you do! So inspirational!
      -Amy-

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    6. I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion; however, if you are 'bold enough' to say such things to someone then own up up them and leave your name!

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    7. Yes, I agree with Brooke! I love the purse series, and who cares about the critics? Actually, critic singular. Can't make everyone happy!

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  3. Am I the only person that has boring, messy things like receipts, gum wrappers, eye drops, phone charger, business cards in my bag? I guess it's time for spring cleaning!!! :)

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    1. Definitely not! My bag is always full of paper and wrappers and other bits of useless garbage. I don't have cute pouches or cute wallet(s) but after this series I definitely want them!

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  4. I love it. It has motivated me to clean out and reorganize my purse.

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  5. I'm really glad to see that I'm not the only one with 14 bags inside my purse! ;) I'm a sucker for a good zippered pouch...especially one with a Gussy ruffle!

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  6. I must say I love this series. I am not afraid to admit I am nosey. I love seeing how everyone organizes their bag. I use to carry a ton of stuff in my bag (just in case) now i carry a smaller bag but its a disaster! I think I am going to reorganize and get a different handbag!!!

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  7. I love this series! I think it is very fun to see what things are in someone's purse! It has given me many ideas!

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  8. This is so fun - my purse is usually such a disaster that it's nice to see a little organization!

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  9. LOVE this bag! Its so cute :) And being a former Minneapolis gal, its so fun to find someone else from there!
    I've just started getting into blogging so if you have a second, please check it out!
    http://andallthingsfabulous.blogspot.com/
    feedback would be much appreciated!

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  10. I am moving to Minneapolis on Sunday. Oh, and my purse has a lot of crap in it, too.

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  11. What a great post! If you get a chance, check out my latest post titled, "Pretty Little Cleansers" and if you could watch my video in my post and like it on youtube I would really appreciate it!

    www.lovecleansing.blogspot.com

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  12. This has been such a fun little series. Hope the move has been going well!

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  13. I have enjoyed the series, too. I like seeing all the talent out there in the U.S. so that I can quit supporting china! I've purchased the no-brainier wardrobe book and I plan to purchase from Gussy Sews as well. I think it was lovely of Kate to share the spotlight. There are only so many hair tutorials the poor girl can do.....even though I LOVE them and look forward to them!

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  14. Love the purse series....and perfect for Kate to do while she was moving!!!

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  15. Love the purse series....and perfect for Kate to do while she was moving!!!

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  16. I love this series! I never thought to use smaller bags to organize everything in my purse. I love the gussy sews bags and plan on getting some to spruce up the inside of my purse!

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  17. Love this series! Gussy's bags are the bomb!

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  18. I love this series and this entire blog as well! I am a fellow hairdresser and it's so great to get more ideas; also, the fact that Kate does tutorials on hairstyling is bloody brilliant! You go, Kate! Love your style and LOVE your blog! :)

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