Win a $200 skincare system from Rodan & Fields!


Hello Maggie Whitley Designs community, I’m Karla, a stay-at-home mom living in Minneapolis, MN with my husband and two children. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom I worked in the pharmaceutical industry — and I didn’t have any plans to ever leave the workforce, but the company I was with when pregnant with my first child downsized and my sales territory was eliminated. I thought I would go back to work after our daughter was born, but my life was completely changed and I realized that in this season I wanted to be home with her.


Two years later, and the addition of a baby boy, we were getting by but not getting ahead. I was incredibly blessed and thankful to have this time at home with my kids, but I found myself missing the fulfillment of a career, the social interactions, and definitely the full-time paycheck. Last August I was introduced to a new skincare company from the doctors who created Proactiv. My curiosity was peaked because I knew how big of a brand Proactiv was, and after seeing the effects of aging on my own skin in the recent months I was excited to try this new line of clinical skincare.


My medical side was blown away by the clinical studies of each regimen, the pristine ingredient profiles of the products, and the jaw dropping untouched before and after pictures from customers who had used the products. The most rewarding part of this has been being able to help people by giving them solutions to treat their skin conditions and to give them back their self-confidence.


Rodan + Fields has clinical skincare to address the most common skin conditions. The products are based on a philosophy of Multi-Med Therapy: using the right medicines and active cosmetics, in the right formulations, in the right order. Whether you are suffering from dark spots, dullness, hyperpigmentation, acne, post-acne scarring, sensitive skin, rosacea, eczema, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, or loss of firmness, who will find a solution with a Rodan + Fields regimen. All products come with a risk free 60-day empty bottle guarantee.


We have our online Solution Tool to find out which regimen would be recommended for your skin.  The first 25 people who complete the Solution Tool, a brief questionnaire that gives you a personalized recommendation and daily skincare routine, will receive a FREE mini facial sample (includes our Enhancements Microdermabrasion paste, Redefine Night Serum, and Redefine Lip Serum). Make sure to enter your email address at the end of the questionnaire so I can contact you to send out your samples!

Karla is offering 2 additional incentives to all who are interested in having beautiful skin:

* complete the Solution Tool and be entered to win a free Redefine Multifunction Eye Cream (a $60 value)

* sign-up as a Preferred Customer & order a regimen (Soothe, Redefine, Unblemish, or Reverse) and receive a free Redefine Multifunction eye cream with your order.


Today we are giving away one of Karla’s favorite skincare tools that she uses every night, a REDEFINE AMP MD™ System.

This includes the noninvasive AMP MD Micro-Exfoliating Roller and REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum and retails for $200.

If you have 90 seconds to spare I highly encourage you to watch this video to see how the Rodan + Fields products work — I love transformation videos because they inspire us to take action :)

Good luck, I hope you win!

Win a designer diaper bag from Lily Jade!

What’s special to me about writing a blog isn’t just the content that I share that’s hopefully inspiring, it’s learning about others who inspire me. The talent that manifests when people share their dreams with the world is incredible, and the story behind the designer diaper bag company Lily-Jade is living proof of that. Landon & Meggan, the married duo behind the Lily-Jade brand, are one of our sponsors* this month. Below is a fun interview with Meggan featuring their business and product line. And there’s a really fabulous giveaway at the end, just for the Gussy Sews community ;) Happy Friday!


featuring Becki of Whippi Cake

“When I had my first baby, Caroline, I was going through diaper bags like Caroline was going through diapers, quickly.  I just couldn’t find one that was chic and sophisticated but also super functional. After my second baby, Madeline, I started hinting to my husband that I thought it would be so fun to create the perfect diaper bag.  He loved the idea and we began working hand-in-hand developing the designer diaper bag line, Lily-Jade.  Being organized is honey to my heart so I knew my bag MUST include an organizational component that would provide a separate home for each item a mommy carries for her baby.  And, the Lily-Jade “baby bag” was born.  Easily removable and fits into other bags perfectly.

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Enter to win a $75 gift card to The Vintage Pearl!

The holidays are nearing — can you believe Christmas is in less than 5 weeks? In between now and the end of the year are multiple holidays, ones that gather our communities for thanksgiving and merriment and hope. If you’re looking for hostess gift for a party you’ve been invited to, or if you’re looking for a sentimental gift, today’s feature & giveaway from our sponsor The Vintage Pearl is perfect for you :)

Erin has designed a line of items that are lovely for gifting the little lady or friend or mother in your life. Erin and her team even have gifts for men as well as keepsakes (check, check).


Enjoy the feature, and be sure to enter to win a super generous gift card from TVP, just in time for the holidays, at the end of this post.

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