five things

IMG_8002{spring tulip magnolia blooms in our yard}

the first hint of spring has arrived to nashville, and we could not be more ready. we have had friends and family (who are all moving to nashville!) staying with us till this week and had the best time trying new places. work has been busy with photographing projects and the install of my commercial project this month. march 8th was also my sweet nephew’s 1st birthday! happy spring.

IMG_7981{a warm night at pinewood social & bocce ball}

IMG_7959{photographing #12thsouthreno project}

IMG_7986{trying nashville hot chicken at hattie b’s}

IMG_7954{one of my commercial projects installing}

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five things

here are a few fun snapshots from my week.

1. barcart flowers

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2. barista parlor’s colorful signage

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3. the best cilantro margaritas at saint anejo

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4. winning $4 on powerball..oh well

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5. the new five daughters bakery and cronuts

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how is your week going?

madeline

we bought a house!

we are homeowners officially! after five years here, my husband, josh and i finally bought the house we have been living in. this house has been very precious to me for my whole life, as it was my beloved grandparent’s home and the home my father grew up in. i grew up playing here in the creek and had many holidays around the table together with family. now, this house has become equally important to my husband, and he has fallen for it (the dogs also!) it is a special place.

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{a view of the house in the spring}

i am so excited to share more here on the blog as we dream, plan, and renovate the property. as a designer and architect, we can’t help but have big plans on paper already. we look forward to sharing the process and making many (more) years of memories here. it seems like a fitting week to close and be thankful for all that we’ve been given!

follow along on instagram and my renovation pinterest board, if you’d like.

xoxo madeline

handmade adirondack chairs {for sale}

readers may not know much about my husband, but he is an architect and really talented craftsman. he has returned to his love of woodworking in his spare time and is making adirondack chairs this fall! the chairs are incredible – a custom design, handmade from solid cedar like our personal pair. they age beautifully in weather and smell amazing! he is selling them as singles ($300) or a pair ($550). i love these chairs so much – they are incredibly comfortable. local pickup would be easiest here in nashville, but we can arrange shipping for additional cost. comment or reach out if interested! these are perfect for all the fall firepits in our futures. thanks for reading ❤

adirondacks for sale

madeline

josh turns 30! staycation 2015

i love to travel – the further away the better. however in a pinch, it is also surprisingly fun to be a tourist in your own city. my husband and i rarely explore our own city, because we get bogged down in the day to day or we go to our favorites places instead of trying new places. this may was joshua’s 30th birthday – i can hardly believe it! back in june, i decided to surprise him with a staycation here in nashville. we have such a fun city – come visit (i highly recommend the nashville scooter tours)!

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{cork and cow – franklin}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{strolling through east nashville}

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{dinner at the pharmacy}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{cream soda phosphates}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{german beer in the beer garden}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{jenis nashville, of course}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{enjoying the omni hotel}

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{new omni hotel lobby}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{drinks at the fire}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{omni rooftop pool overlooking skyline}

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{omni top floor views}

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{kitchen notes brunch}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{nashville scooter tours – scooters named for country music legends}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{las paletas popsicles – 12th south}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{ended with nashville sounds game with our friends}

happy 30th to my favorite person!

xoxo madeline

iced over

ice storm | madeline made

this week has been the craziest of winters i can remember in tennessee. a massive ice and snow storm came through the south monday and covered every surface in a thick layer of ice, from roads to leaves. tornadoes, humidity, and mosquitos are commonplace here, but it is not often that we get ice and snow. the city slowed and quietened over the last two days; we spent them at home, playing with the dogs, sledding, and watching movies. the ice glimmered like diamonds on the trees, coating each branch and leaf. i could not help but snap a few images of the ice before it melts into spring. this morning we woke up to a beautiful powdery snow in a blanket of white. are you staying warm and safe?

ice storm | madeline made

ice storm | madeline made

ice storm | madeline made

ice storm | madeline made

ice storm | madeline made

ice storm | madeline made

also, happy first birthday to little baxter! hardly little anymore, he weighs 77 lbs and stands almost as tall as our lab, sampson. he came to us 9 months ago and we have loved every minute with him.

ice storm | madeline made

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life lately february

flea market | madeline made

2015 has been a mix of joy and sadness so far. we lost my husband’s grandmother to cancer in january, so it was a difficult month, but mixed with great joy to visit with family and celebrate her life. i spent a week in houston for my sister’s baby shower (due in three weeks!) and helping to pull together the nursery. in february, my beautiful mom turns 60 and little baxter turns 1!  i have been able to say yes to more projects which has been really exciting. i don’t know about you, but i am so ready for spring!

here is life according to my instagram feed…

flea market | madeline made

{the nashville flea market}

flea market | madeline made

{the nashville flea market}

houston | madeline made

{houston sunshine}

josephine | madeline made

{brunch at josephine and visits with family in town}

leiper's fork | madeline made

{a farm in beautiful leiper’s fork}

hope you all are having a great week!

madeline