happiest birthday.

today is my 28th birthday! i will have to wait for the birthday festivities till this weekend, as i have another exam in three days, but i am excited for a birthday drink, gone girl with my best friend, celebrating with family, and of course planning for hawaii! i have always loved having a birthday in october as this month is full of all the best fall activities – pumpkin patches, leaves changing, crisp cool weather, and halloween parties.

 

what are you up to this weekend? here’s to hoping 28 is going to be WAAAAY better than 27 was 🙂 this year has been a hot mess.

 

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birthday love | madeline made

birthday love | madeline madebirthday love | madeline made

images via 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

xoxo

 

MADELINE

 

 

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travel : hawaii planning

travel : hawaii planning | madeline made

i am so excited….we finally planned our much-needed vacation this year and our destination is…HAWAII!  we plan to go to maui and spend most of our time there. we want to experience both the western ‘desert’ side in wailea and eastern ‘tropical’ side of the island in hana.  my parents often tell me about how they visited maui when my mom was pregnant with me and now i will be returning again. it is hard for me not to plan a lot of things to do and see, but i know we both need time to recharge; so i will do my best not to type out an itinerary….

 

do you have any hawaii recommendations? i would love to hear what islands you recommend, where you stayed, beaches to visit, or any other tips you might have!

 

travel : hawaii planning | madeline made

travel : hawaii planning | madeline made

images kauai 1 / lanai 2 / maui 3

 

MADELINE

fall skies and happy news

i have only been gone three months. no big deal. there is much to make up for in the area of updates, but my most exciting news is that i am going to be aunt. my only sibling, sister and one of my best friends, natalie and her sweet husband matthew are having a baby boy, due march 6th! i am so happy for them and cannot wait to meet this little guy! the other thing i can offer is the most beautiful fall we have had in tennessee. here are some snapshots of our fall skies.

 

fall skies | madeline made

{bright pink skies on our anniversary}

 

fall skies | madeline made

{sunsets over franklin}

 

fall skies | madeline made

{last green on the trees}

 

fall skies | madeline made

{franklin in friday night lights sunset}

 

fall skies | madeline made

{magical clouds the night of my exam}

 

fall firepits | madeline made

{firepits on cool nights}

 

fall | madeline made

{pumpkin tree branches for fall}

 

fall studies | madeline made

{my desk for the past 3 months}

 

we celebrated our three year anniversary this week, it’s my birthday month, and josh and i are both finishing up our exams {which explains the long absence). lots more to share soon. much love.

 

MADELINE