Hey handmade makers, we need you…

the jones market maggie whitley

Back in June we hosted a summer giveaway bundle bearing nearly $900 in wares, and not only was it so fun to host but I’m pretty sure it was the greatest surprise for the actual winner to receive all of the items. Also! It was total fun for us to put it together for the MWD community.

And guess what? We’re working on a fall-themed giveaway for late August, but this time we’ll be breaking down the bundle into two categories: back-to-school & cozy fall essentials. If you’re a handmade maker and would like to join one of our giveaway bundles, click right here for all the details.

We’ll be accepting submissions through August 8th and the giveaway will be live on August 25th.

We are accepting only a limited number of shops so the giveaway doesn’t feel too overwhelming, so we would love to hear from you. Or — share this announcement with your community of handmade makers using one of the social media links below.

PS. it’s almost Friday! :)

(photo credit The Jones Market)

YEOW! Enter our summer giveaway bundle, $895 in prizes!

Summer is nearly here and I’m beyond excited. (And that’s a fact!) I’m so grateful for this online community and to help celebrate summer and blogging and encouraging one another and handmade beauty I’m hosting a HUGE summer giveaway bundle worth $895 in prizes from 21 different shops. All of the items included in the giveaway are shown below, including links to each direct product. This giveaway bundle will be gifted to one lucky MWD reader, yeow!

Here’s our summer giveaway bundle, my loves:

June summer giveaway bundle maggie whitley



1. Betsy mustard camera bag from JoTotes ($109 value) // 2. “Give Me Jesus” journal from Life Lived Beautifully ($26 value) // 3. handstamped silver & brass bar necklace from Simply Stunning by LC ($28 value) // 4. crochet fringe cross-body bag from Laila’s Charming Pieces ($40 value) // 5. palm tree leather cuff from Blue Dawn ($49.95 value) // 6. “All My Loves” necklace from The Vintage Pearl ($57 value) // 7. “Live in the Sunshine” terry tank from The Printed Palette ($26 value) // 8. “Mommy & Me” floral crowns from Love Sparkle Pretty ($129 value) // 9. “rise & shine” 11×14 fine art print from My Crafted Life ($23 value) // 10. essentials foaming sunless tanner from Karla Gust of Rodan + Fields ($24 value) // 11. charcoal stars cotton voile infinity scarf from Saffron and Nutmeg ($54 value) // 12. “The Janet” top from Allie Mac ($75 value) // 13. cascading baltic amber necklace from Spark of Amber ($34.99 value) // 14. “anchor of hope” 8×10 print from Elleizahbeth ($12 value) // 15. essential oil zip pouch from Lil Alice ($13 value) // 16. nautical reversible headband (child) from Shared Joy ($10 value) // 17. The Clean Mama Simplified Life Everything Kit from Clean Mama Printables ($45 value) // 18. rocket pop bodysuit/t-shirt from Blue-J Cottage ($20 value) // 19. canvas beach tote from So Sew Organized ($45 value) // 20. ocean painting from Art by Megan ($50 value) // 21. tiny gold anchor charm necklace from Lazy Owl Boutique ($23 value)

The above listed items will be gifted to one U.S. resident. Please use the rafflecopter widget below to enter. Best of luck, and I hope you win! xoxo

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Interested in working with us for future giveaway bundles? Email jenn(at)maggiewhitley(dot)com for more details.

Playing dress-up with Noonday, plus a weekend giveaway!

Happy Friday, loves! I am so happy the weekend is within reach. I am ready for a couple days of rest and giggles with my family, and my guess is you’re ready for the same, too. Zack and I have another date planed for Saturday night, yeow!

To help celebrate the weekend, one lucky MWD reader will win this gorgeous bundle from Noonday Collection:

noonday collection maggie whitley

A couple years ago Zack and I traveled to Tanzania, Africa with Compassion International (one of my best memories ever). We joined a small team of bloggers to see firsthand the vision behind Compassion, how they partner with the locals in third-world countries to better their communities through various avenues of food & water, education, healthcare, and Child Sponsorship. And what is truly awesome to me is I know you — the MWD community — love learning and helping, too.

I want to introduce to you to Laura (wave to her, that’s her below), she’s an Ambassador with Noonday Collection. Noonday creates and sells jewelry & accessories. They use local materials from about 10 different countries to create handmade wares, and then Noonday works with Ambassadors (like Laura) to sell the handmade wares, which then benefit the countries the materials came from. Everything Noonday sells is gorgeous and full of meaning. It’s so inspiring.

noonday collection maggie whitley

“Hi! I’m Laura, mama to three littles under the age of five (yes, you read that right!) and we have one on-the-way through adoption! You can often find me dancing in the kitchen while I bake muffins, sharing thoughts and encouragement on my blog or getting some snuggles in while reading a book to the kiddies. I’m passionate — loving to chat, encourage and embrace things fully. I am an Ambassador with Noonday Collection, giving a voice to the vulnerable by selling handmade creations on their behalf. Since meeting my husband in South Africa on a HIV/AIDS prevention trip, God turned my life upside down and my heart was never the same. I love Noonday’s heart for the orphan and the oppressed, and am so thankful to style women with gorgeous items through trunk shows and assisting women online to spruce up their wardrobe.”

noonday collection maggie whitley

some of my favorite necklaces: 1. (I own this one) // 2. // 3. // 4.

“Noonday Collection allows me to be an advocate for women just like myself in over 10 countries, giving them access to healthcare, education and providing a sustainable income for their families. It’s a blast feeling like I can play dress-up every day in my beautiful accessories and know that while wearing them, I’m truly making a difference.”

noonday collection maggie whitley

If you’re curious to learn more about Noonday, I really hope you’ll watch this short video sharing more of their vision (and a peek at even more of their jewelry & accessories, bonus!):


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One lucky winner (US only) will win both the Threaded Charm Necklace ($52) and the Market Tote Bag ($24; varies slightly in color & pattern) — so fun for summer, right? To enter, follow the prompts below. We’ll select a winner after a few days and will be notified via email. Good luck, I hope you win!

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