3.11.2010

Gussy Does a Giveaway!

Comments are now closed! I will be back later today to announce the winner!

I'm in the mood for a giveaway.

How 'bout you?

Let me introduce you to the adorable shopgussy.com. Have you met? This girl makes some of the cutest things I've ever seen!

As you can see, she makes checkbook covers, zippered pouches of all sizes, and just about the sassiest laptop bags I've ever laid eyes on. How cute would I be, going to the coffee shop to do some blogging, carrying my laptop in this? (Oh, to have the freedom to go to the coffee shop, period. Without sippy cups and cheese sticks? Heaven!)

And when I saw these baby blankets (handmade, and in such fun colors!) I was totally sold. Don't you love that spring green?

To enter to win a $25 shop credit to shopgussy.com, just leave me a comment answering this question:
What are your favorite types of posts to read on Buzzings of a Queen Bee? Tutorials? Before and after? Crafty stuff? Room decorating? Thrift store re-do's? Recipes? The giveaways? Or even a little dose of cuteness from my kiddos or a peek into my Colorado life?
I'd love to know what keeps you coming back here. That way I can keep delivering! So, thank you. I'll leave comments open until Sunday night. Good luck!


103 comments:

Christy said...

Carrie,

What keeps me coming back here are your posts about decorating, crafty ideas, and recipes. The Lemon Chicken with Croutons is my favorite recipe you've shared and it's on our menu at least once a month. It's always fun to see pictures of your family too!

I'm having a little give away on my blog too so make sure you stop by:)

Have a great day!!!

Linda said...

I love your tutorials and just finding inspiration through your pictures and ideas! Thanks for a great blog!

mlc said...

I love your blog because you have simple, manageable redo projects with a few more complicated ones thrown in. I absolutely love seeing what you are working on in-between being a wife and a mom and feel like these are projects I can easily do while also being a wife and mom!

sarigirl said...

I just love your style! My favorite posts are before and afters and redos. I find those to be so inspirational; looking past the surface of something and envisoning it's potential; then uncovering the beauty underneath. Thanks!

Jodee Leader said...

What a fun giveaway!

I love your crafty ideas (since I don't have a creative bone in my body)! Thanks for all of the fabulous inspiration!

Catherine said...

My favorites are the decorating posts and little crafty projects.

Jboo said...

Love your tutorials (you know I need those), your crafty and decorating tips and most of all, hearing about and seeing some of that cute family of yours! Love giveaways too!

Janet

Emily said...

I love reading your blog! I love reading your blogs about decorating! You have some great ideas!

Heather L. said...

Hey Carrie! I love a little bit of everything about your blog - crafts, redos, recipes, family stuff, etc. Keep up the good work!!!

Jess B said...

I love the crafts and tutorials, but combining everything you do is so nice! Has a more personal touch that way. :)

MegJill said...

Loving your before and afters and tutorials! You have amazing decorating taste and I love to see what you do. But any glimpses into your everyday life would be fun too! Like, show show your refrigerator or closet! Maybe then we can see if you are normal and messy!
MegJill
he4rken(at)yahoo(dot)com

sarah said...

I love your decorating posts and the before-and-afters, but mostly I just love seeing all your great ideas and getting inspiration, whether its a color, pattern, or something else I can incorporate into my own home.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love your DIY projects!

Just Rhonda said...

I love all of it! I like that it's a good well rounded group of things that I love! :)

Sara said...

I come back for all of the above-tutorials, before/after, creative inspiration. I always leave your little corner of blogland inspired!

Erin said...

I love your blog! I'm gonna have to go with Crafty Stuff as my favorite things on your blog! Thanks for the chance!!

farmhouse mama said...

I love it all, but mostly the crafts and tutorials. Thanks for sharing!

duchess said...

I love a good before & after followed by the tutorial on how I can reproduce the same look. Thanks, Carrie.

Patricia said...

I am loving that green so much!!

What keeps me coming back is tutorials!
I love them and they make me want to be creative even if I don't have time for them now... I now I can save them and do them when I have time!

Blessings
Patricia

The Clines said...

I love the crafts and the tutorials.

All Things Cherish said...

Wow, super cute stuff! I love reading about your thrift store re-dos and your before and afters. Thanks for a great giveaway!

4squarephotos said...

I love the DIY stuff with your person touch of course!

Momza said...

Since I'm new around here, I have to say ALL of it...there are tons of tutorial blogs that I could visit, but they're impersonal...easy for me to forget.
But yours is well-rounded and of course, since I'm in CO too, that just seals the deal for me!

MaryAZ said...

Always love a good tutorial!

Shea said...

Before and after!!!!!

Nebeker Family said...

I love your thrift store re-dos and the before and after. You also have some cute tutorials on making fun room decor!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

I really enjoy seeing your crafts and thrift-store redos, but I also just like seeing pictures of your house. I really like your sense of style.

Codi said...

Honestly, I love it all. If I had to pick my favorite topic I think it would be the thrifty re-dos! It helps me when I'm out and about on what to look for.

Love it all!

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

Is this a cop out? I LOVE IT ALL!! I think a nice mix keeps things interesting. :-) Keep up the great work!

Jennifer said...

Hmmm . . . how about all of the above? I really look for any ideas about home decorating, and tutorials, but I love it all!

Simply Fabulous said...

I really enjoy all of your postings but especially your design inspirations, before and after projects and tutorials. Your style is so beautiful and unique. Thanks for sharing :)

Megan said...

Well, I like it all. So helpful, huh? I guess I'm always a sucker for some type of tutorial or crafty thing.

nateandkatesmom said...

I love the decorating, before and afters and crafting post! They inspire me!!

Tiffany said...

I do love a good tutorial any day. I also love your decorating so it is always nice to see decorations to be inspired by! I love it all actually.

And oh, how I would love to win that shop credit. Beautiful stuff.

Ashley Bray said...

Making us choose that is so unfair. But if I have to choose, I love the decorating and craft ideas. I'm not a crafty person but you make them easy for anyone even me.

Windy said...

Honestly, it's a mix of all! I like it that you give us a variety and a dose of those sweet baby faces are always great!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love it all... but if I had to narrow it down, I'd say decorating and crafts. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Baby said...

I just found your blog because of the Gussy giveaway but it looks great. I always love a site than can share a great recipe or how to!

Victoria said...

Can it be option i: All of the above?
:)

Ummm..I love seeing your decorating and your thrifty make overs. Ohhh but then I remembered your Advent Calendar so I like your crafty stuff too. :) I think what you are doing is perfect. It's a good mix of all things life and home!

Christie said...

What a great giveaway! I love the fuchsia baby blanket!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Your before and afters keep me coming back.....plus your munckins are pretty stickin cute!!!!!

Mrs. Moody said...

I love the thrift store find makeovers. It's so fun to see something old brought back into the now. The posts leave me itching to run to my Goodwill or thrift store and get my makeover on. Thanks for all you do!

Shilo said...

I can't say there's a post of yours that I don't like! :) Decorating is always my fave...how you do it on a budget, etc.
And yes, those cute kiddos are always fun to see too! :)

Kendra said...

I love the tutorials as well as the crafty projects! I guess I should add the recipes in there too! Great site all around!

Lisa-Marie said...

It's the recipes for me, due to my loe of cooking, and then the before an afters, just because I love seeing someone's ideas realised, and I find you fearless when it comes to changing things, which is quite inspiring!!

that's what she said...

What keeps me coming back? Umm. Everything you listed. Lol. But probably my FAVORITE things are the before and afters and room decorating. I never feel like I can truly decorate because my toddler ruins most everything. But looking at what you do in your home is inspiring me to branch out a bit in fun ways that still allow for a toddler to roam free without me stressing over what he's going to ruin. Thanks so much for all you share!!!

Elizabeth said...

My favorite posts are tutorials for home decorating!!

AJ said...

Hey Carrie:) It's been a while! If I had to choose ONE favorite it would be your DIY's! Love the thrill of making something myself AND saving $ in the meantime:)

Beth said...

I like your posts because you have good ideas that are afforable and cute/beautiful/lovely/creative/etc. I think it's fun to have a window into other people's home decor and into their creative mind - it helps me to have a "fresh" perspective in my own home, and sort of "see" things anew.

Holly Days Closet said...

I love your blog because of the crafty things as well as getting to know your family.
Holly

Veronica said...

I LOVE seeing all your projects. The before and after pictures inspire me so much. I am not at all crafty or talented (really, I'm not) and there are always projects around here. Thanks for giving me ideas. I will definitely continue to check out your blog.

Leisel said...

I love the tutorials and crafty inspiration, keep it coming!

leiselflower@gmail.com

Kristin said...

i love all of your posts. i like seeing the tutorials and crafty things but also the before and afters and what your rooms like. I've gotten quite a few inspiriations from you and have copied some too.

Meg said...

What a fun giveaway! I love before and afters, crafty stuff and decorating...I just love having sites to go to for new ideas and inspiration.

Amy said...

I love anything that has to do with decorating as I am a copycat kind of decorator :) I love the tutorials, before/after, and crafty stuff. I do love a good recipe too though. And I can appreciate cute kids as much as the next person :)

Great giveaway!

Amanda Jones said...

tutorials are definitely my FAVORITE! I am always up for learning new things! thanks for your great blog!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I love everything about your blog. I really like your before and after and your tutorials. Thanks for the great giveaway she has some beautiful stuff!!
Kelli S.

Holl said...

I love, love, love the tutorials. I will bookmark things I love and/or plan to make at some point later in my life. They offer great inspiration and I keep coming back for more. Thanks.
rhtaggart@msn.com

Heather said...

I love the craft ideas, but as a mom of a toddler I like the sneak peeks of your family life too.

Just keep doing what you're doing! :-)

almost five said...

Family life always makes me smile. :)

I love the decorating tips... wheehter you show just a corner or a whole room. Love it!

Katrina

Shannon said...

I love your all of your decorating ideas and name brand knock-offs (I still have that mossy PB wreath on my to-do!). You have simple ideas that are perfect for a real life family.

Those bags and blankets are adorable!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

I just love your style! Your home decor, your craft projects and getting a peak unto your Colorado life.

Carmen said...

I like a little bit of it all. I love your blog!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh way too cute! I'm heading to Gussy's shop right after I write this comment.

So here's why I keep coming back to your darling blog - I love your decor style. I just love when you show us how you've decorated - and the projects too. I've really learned a lot from your blog. I love everything you do!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Oh I LOVE that green blanket! And I LOVE reading and seeing you decorate and re-decorate your home!! I'm living vicariously through you since I am still an apartment liver ;)

XO

CRICKET said...

I saved one of your posts on sanding/staining and I need to use your advice and get on my project of redoing an empire style dresser I got for free!

Tricia said...

I like all of it but especially the tutorials!

Emily said...

It doesn't really matter what you post, I'll keep reading. Love seeing things you've done around your house.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I like reading your decorating,& project posts the best! But I love coming here to read & visit no matter what you post on! :)
Blessings,
Stacey

Laura Stewart said...

i love all the projects

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

I just enjoy your honesty and simplicity in your life and projects. Plus, it gives me a taste of home when I hear you talk about Colorado. And I now know what Salvation Army I would be going to if I lived with my parents! Have a great weekend - thanks always for the great giveaway opportunities!

Jen said...

I love your blog and everything you write about. My favorite, however, are the before and afters, especially junk/thrift store makeovers.

The springy green blanket is perfection!

Admin said...

I love the DIY projects - always inspires me for my own inspiration book! I have been very crafty after reading your blog :)

Kara said...

Tutorials, Room decorating and learning about your life are really fun. I have been reading your blog for the last few months and always enjoy what you bring to it. Love all the inspiration. :-)

Blair@HeirtoBlair said...

The DIY with tutorials & before & afters. I LIVE for that kind of stuff & it's where I grab inspiration :)

John, Janna, and Alana said...

The Before and After are always amazing to me. But my favorites are the thrift store re-do's. I try so hard to see "junk" as "treasures" but my mind doesn't work like yours. I love your style!!

Anonymous said...

I love a good before and after...but I enjoy all your posts!!!

carmela
hersh4@epix.net

Renee said...

So many different things that I love to read about, I think before and afters and probably my favorite, but I love crafts and tutorials. (Essential to the do-it-yourselfer)

PS I love your blog!!!

the girl in the red shoes said...

I love all of your posts! I especially enjoy the before and after as well as any crafty post!

allthingsjuice said...

Do I have to pick just one? I love the before and afters, tutorials and crafty stuff. But I also love getting glimpses into your personal life. In short, keep doing what you do!

Laura B. said...

Your entire blog is great, but I really like the decorating posts.

Colleen said...

All of the above!!! : )
I love reading your blog. Great tips and I love your decorating posts as well.

The Short Mom said...

I love your post of before and after redos, decorating and family posts.

Barbara@BabyBlogggingBoomer said...

Carrie, I'm torn. I love the before and after diys; I love the little craft project like the rice bag; but who doesn't want a good book recommendation. Oh, heck. They're all my favorites.

Lauren said...

I LOVE your creativity!

My Loss/Their Gain said...

I love posts about decorating, thrift store re-do's,crafty stuff, recipes and giveaways...so yep, just about everything.LOL Keep up the goo do work.

mommyto2 said...

My favs are the before/after and thrift store redos.

Cara said...

i really enjoy the before and afters! im so visual it helps to see what you take from the old to create the new!

Heather said...

I definately love coming to your blog to get a little bit of inspiration. I love before and afters, but also learning how to juggle a family through all of it! I'm a new mom, new blogger, and new homeowner!

52 weeks of ART said...

I just stumbled upon your site. I like the whimsical ideas you have. I am not into a stuffy formal look. I really like the things that you have done with the Thrift store re-do's. Thanks for all your energy!

Kjirsten said...

Girl I love it all!!! I love your tutorials, crafting, decorating and thrifting!! You are an inspiration!! Keep up the great work!!
<3
Kjirsten

Colleen said...

Super cute laptop bags... would love one!

I am a visual kind of gal so I really love the before and afters on your blog.

Thanks!!

Celeste said...

Isn't Gussy great?! Love her!

and, I love all your crafty posts/tutorials...and, I must say... your little kiddos are pretty cute too! :)

Mindy said...

I love Gussy--thanks for the giveaway!!

I'm new here, but the before and after & a peek into your life sound interesting! :)

The Writer Chic said...

I heart Gussy.

My favs of yours, Carrie, are the decorating posts about your home and the crafts you do for the kiddos -- you have a way of making the super-simple so majorly fabulous.

But truly, even if I don't comment religiously, I read religiously. So, keep posting (whatever), and I'll keep reading. =) I know. I'm no help.

Kathy said...

I love the DIY decorating -The before and afters -

marili_jean@yahoo.com said...

I love the thrift store re-do's and overcourse the giveaways!

Jessica said...

why do i love your blog? hmm. . . .

i love your decorating ideas, crafts, and thrift store redone stuff!

that's my favorite reasons why i love your blog!

Marcia said...

Oh man - Gussy's stuff is adorable and I just saw she's from MN too!! :)
It's so hard to pick one thing that I love about your blog. I think it's the simple clean ways you do things from turning trash to treasure or the creative ways you decorate and the easy tutorials! Keep EVERYTHING coming!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love you decorating tips. They are thrifty and beautiful!

Jill
aj455@comcast.net

Betsy said...

everything!!!!! i LOVE your blog!! i also have a daughter (3 1/2) and a son (13 months)...they keep me busy..so, while they're napping, i'm blogging :)
ha!
thanks,
betsy

~Mommy+Me~ said...

I like them all but particularly the crafty posts. It doesn't hurt that I'm in CO too. ;)

Tracy said...

I love to see the decorating idea, easy transformations that inspire me. :)