our new family member

if you follow me on instagram, you have probably seen that we adopted a new puppy this month, baxter. this and a few other things could help to explain the silence here on the blog in may and june. baxter is a four month old lab hound mix with a sweet temperament who stole our hearts. sampson, our other baby, is still warming up to him, as he has been an only child for four years, but i think in time they will be best friends. aren’t his little spots the cutest? we are so happy to have him as part of our family now! do you have any tips for handling and introducing two dogs? it has been a really difficult two weeks with getting some bad news, but puppy cuddles are helping me get through.

meet baxter | madeline made

sampson and baxter | madeline made

meet baxter | madeline made

 

lately, i am reading this book for book club. have you read it?

 

[natalie came to visit this month! it has rained everyday in tennessee, but we trying to spend every dry minute here.]

summer nights | madeline made

[at the end of may, we celebrated my husband joshua’s 29th birthday at gray’s in franklin.]

gallery at gray's | madeline made

gray's franklin | madeline made

{i took a modern calligraphy course with my best friend at the skillery nashville.]

modern calligraphy | madeline made

[we have been enjoying summer in nashville’s 12th south and made a stop at the biscuit love food truck.]

biscuit love | madeline made

[we went to the outdoor movie night at the belcourt theater to watch ‘singing in the rain’]

outdoor movie | madeline made

[and of course we celebrated our wonderful father on father’s day, here is us in 1989.]

happy father's day | madeline made

much love to everyone this weekend.

madeline

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month in instagrams: october

i hate winter. i guess i just haven’t been ready to say goodbye to october yet….it is my favorite month, the best weather, and also happens to be when we celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. this is my formal bid farewell to fall and a summary of our month in instagrams. second anniversary * 27th birthday * natalie and matthew visited * catbird seat * started this blog  * neighborhood party * trip to chattanooga. farewell october. you have been the best!

anniversary | madeline made

{celebrated our second anniversary sept 24th, almost october}

downtown franklin | madeline made

{hot air balloon season in downtown franklin}

iron gate | madeline made

{lighting shopping for my birthday at the iron gate}

bests birthday | madeline made

{dinner with my best friends}

mason jar salads | madeline made

{mason jar salad experimenting}

pumpkin pancakes | madeline made

{pumpkin pancakes, naturally}

concert confetti | madeline made

{michael buble concert “all you need is love” heart confetti}

plaid season | madeline made

{plaid season in chattanooga}

have a great saturday. we have family in town staying with us (aunt lark!) and headed to the dog park today. rundown of the bruce monro exhibit tomorrow! top image: kate murphy photography, the rest are my own.

xoxo madeline