I‘m so glad you’re here.
It has been a joy to be writing online since 2008 to inspire women to pursue the adventure of life. My writings are centered around faith, simple living, motherhood & cultivating joy, with an emphasis on the verse Titus 2:3-5. Life has allowed me and my family to live in Michigan, Minnesota and California, and we’re back in Michigan. I’ve had the privilege to write many devotionals, including two for the new (in)courage Devotional Bible. I’m also halfway through a Graduate degree with Moody Theological Seminary.
Perhaps you’re here because you found my online shop or you own a Gussy Sews product. While that feels like another lifetime, I wouldn’t have the courage to start this blog if it weren’t for 2008 when I first opened my handmade shop. I am no longer maintaining my shop, though living creatively is something I greatly enjoy pursuing.
Zack and I have been married for nearly 15 years and have FOUR young children. Other things I delight in: homeschooling, a quiet room while reading, and roaring with laughter over the challenges & delights of motherhood.
A verse I meditate on often:
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 ESV
Although the content I’ve written here has ebbed and flowed with various seasons of life, my passion for encouraging other women has not shifted one bit. Some topics I find dear to my heart: becoming a debt-free family, my faith, creating, reading, mamahood, and living a creative life.
A FEW FUN THINGS TO SHARE:
+ A hugely life-changing moment for our family was when Zack and I traveled with Compassion International to Tanzania, Africa, and I documented our entire trip here. Our entire family changed with that trip as my faith was stretched so it could grow deeper roots.
+ Gussy Sews pop-up shops are a great way for me to sew and share my creativity while focusing on my mothering.
+ Reading is a huge, huge passion of mine.
+ In September 2015 I co-authored an ebook with Elise Blaha Cripe, Building a Business: how to dream, plan, make, sell and share your online shop. And, I’m insanely proud of our accomplishment! I hope you’ll take a peek :)
+ A favorite quote, “Inspiration is all around you.” I fall back on this reminder often.
Above all else, I’m so grateful for the community that’s developed over the years. There’s been much encouragement, many friendships developed, and “in the thick of it” life moments shared.
Thank you so much for reading and being a part of the Maggie Whitley Designs community. I’m forever inspired by you…