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Maggie Whitley // Gussy Sews  mama πŸ’•color seeker! "Inspiration is all around you."

All day, every day! 🚜He drives, she waves, the pup runs away. #tgif (And it's also FUN for me to watch them play together!!!)

The last couple of weeks I've been training myself to do things differently, to "look up" when the world tells me I should be looking around.
I'm not afraid to do something unpopular, to move around the country in search of a new job or to try a new lifestyle, to invite family to live with us as they search for a new job. We don't use a microwave, watch television, drink soda. We are on a intense journey to becoming debt free; no credit cards for us!
I'm truly content with the job I've taken as my children's full-time caregiver. I enjoy trying new things for myself as they fit in with the rhythm of our life, but it's not something I need as my identity marker. I know who I am, and no "thing" could ever define that.
I've been looking up a whole lot these last couple of weeks, and I tell you my anxiety has reduced and my joy has increased. Now, this is not to discourage any one who does things differently -- but it is a charge to walk your own path.
Don't listen to what the world tells you, listen to our God. He's created you and He has great things planned for you. Don't overlook them, remember to look UP! ✨✨Psalm 145:15

Happy Easter from the Whitleys! βœοΈπŸ™ŒπŸ»

Evidence of a birthday cake, currently in the oven πŸ’πŸ°πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ1️⃣ #smellssogood

Happy 1st Birthday to our very own Marigold Tanzania Whitley. Little one, you are a lovely gift to our family. There aren't words to express our adoration, only a deep feeling that we are blessed beyond measure by our Mighty God. Happy birthday, baby girl πŸ’•πŸ’•

"We are in a time where it feels almost expected to watch and watch and WATCH others, instead of acting and accomplishing (or even, pulling back and just enjoying) -- it's no wonder we feel un-certain and un-whole and un-focused and un-light." ✨✨Read the rest at #maggiewhitleydotcom

A little dose of strawberry pink on a rainy, gloomy day πŸ’•πŸ‘›Carry your essentials with a Gussy Sews zip pouch and support a little girl in Tanzania, a family in metro Detroit, the importance of pursuing our callings! #ShopGussy #GussyLove #handmade

I think these things are normally done on a Friday, but I like to do things differently and so today, Wednesday, is my chosen day ;) HELLOOOO! My name is Maggie and I'm a wife to Zack of almost 9 years, a mama to three little ones (4yo, 2.5yo & 1yo), and my family lives in the Detroit metro area. We've also lived in Minneapolis and Los Angeles, so hello to you people living there πŸ‘‹πŸ» What do I do during the day? Mostly, I "mom" it, but I'm slowly getting back into sewing / handmade (, and I also really enjoy writing. Especially when it relates to encouraging other women (Biblically, too). My desire is to be selling Gussy product a little more consistently :) Sometimes I feel so inadequate, other times I feel so overwhelmed, but mostly I feel grateful. Also, last summer I finally said "I NEED HELP" with my post partum depression, and I'm happy to be feeling more like my Maggie self. What else can I share? I'm happy to answer any other questions :) I'm so glad you're here, and a little pink heart is awarded to every one who finishes this very long post ;);) #ppd

Today I'm giving myself a "winning at homemaking" award πŸ†πŸ’•Today has been so so fun! Everyday isn't like this, but when I remember to take small steps & plan some fun around my work, it's sure to be an award-winning day.

Yellow flowers are my happy place πŸ’› #itssimplytuesday

In the early morning of our day, she reads books and I write Truth. #itssimplytuesday πŸ’•πŸ“šπŸ“

Once again, spending time sewing has helped me clear out the cobwebs. I especially love picking out fabric and working through a new pattern. My medium zip pouches have a full ruffle on the frontside, and they store my sunglasses perfectly 😎Another pouch holds lotion/chapstick/accessories. How cute is this Paint Splash print by @sewcaroline?

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