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!


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.



things of late

hi friends…

i am going to act like i haven’t neglected you all for the past month and a half…and just pick up where i left off.  how does that sound?  life has gotten busy – i am studying for my professional exams, working through taking them, and traveling for work. between these things, it seems there is not much time left in a day.

today we went for a long hike and are setting up for a fire tonight.  please excuse how old some of these photos are….i’m still catching my breath from christmas, people. let’s recap since december….obviously besides our nyc trip and work.

december recap | madeline made

{christmas gifts, christmas picture, our christmas card, new/old polaroid toy}

january recap | madeline made

{happy new year, juice cleanse, flying home from nyc, open window weather}

february recap | madeline made

{outdoor movies, flowers from my valentines, leed exam studies, valentine’s date}

nyc pics coming this week.  also…we can’t stop watching this.

xoxo madeline