2018 FAll FINDS

Fall finds.jpgI have been an obsessive over fall and winter clothing since I was in middle school. The only issue is that I am broke. Meaning, I had the off brand UGG boots and Burberry scarfs that people very quickly pulled apart and accused me of ‘ripping off’ brands. IT WAS GREAT. I LOVED MIDDLE SCHOOL. 

But all of this means that I got really good at bargain hunting and budgeting very fast. Which is honestly a benefit for you.  I spend hour upon hour staring at a screen while my mom yells at me to clean my room (yes, I still live at home, its HELLFA cheap), and you get to google and click. YOU’RE WELCOME.

THIS BLOCK OUT SWEATER  / THIS LONG LINE FAUX FURR COAT / THIS SUPER CUTE SWEATER / THIS LONG LINE CARDIGAN / THIS RED SWEATER / THESE DOC MARTENS

 

Talkative Tuesday: The Four Year

Let me be real, this year has been crazy. Like hinging on Britney 2007 kind of crazy… But thankfully I am mentally stable (at least I think I am).

A few weeks ago I started classes at a four year university. For those of you who don’t know, I went to a community college for the first two years of school. It was amazing! I loved every second of it, but I was really to put on my big girl pants and dive into my major courses.

My first day of school pic… yes I was very tired and yes this is a real smile. Thankfully I had a lot of coffee this day…IMG_9465IMG_9066

I am currently a Communications major with a concentration in Pubic Relations and Advertising. TBH I haven’t actually declared my major yet… I have to wait until the end of the semester when I will hopefully have a 3.0 or higher. Apparently you start off with no GPA after you transfer from a community college.

[Halleluja]

I’m not saying my GPA was bad, but I am glad my Math grades are not reflected in my overall GPA. Regardless, I am at a bigger, new school and I have no clue what is going on. It’s actually amazing. I don’t know too many people. Also, since I am in my major courses, I am surrounded by communication majors… so everyone is talkative and wants to grow their network. Finally, I am not the only one in the room yapping on about internships!

Anyway, the first week I dressed kind of decently so I took a few selfies, you’re welcome I guess.

 

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So far I am really liking it… I am at the University of Texas at Arlington (my moms alma mater) and it is waaayyy better than community college. At least for me.

 

Stay tuned next Tuesday for the next #TalkativeTueday!

 

LAKE CADDO

Every year my best friend, Grace, and I go on a trip. We are college kids, so it isn’t a very extravagant one, but we know how to have fun (legal fun okay, mom). But this time we decided to invite our friend Journey along… and let me tell you, she is a journey.

This year we went to Lake Caddo, and let me just say…

It was great.

The first day we headed out at 10:30am (an hour and a half late but OH WELL, we needed to sleep). We stoped on the way at The American Cotton Museum. It was honestly pretty cool, but I had one issue. I am scared of mannequins… and they had TONS of them. It was extremely informational, and engaging… but I was so jumpy the entire time (LOL). #FirstWorldProblems …

Then, I’ll  be honest, I passed out in the car. It was a long night, and I needed a solid hour. SUE ME (please don’t). When I woke up we were nearly to our Air BnB. Now I’m going to be honest, the address routed us to the house across the street. I was so confused, so we awkwardly called them to ask about it.. that was such an awkward conversation. They seemed nice, but distracted.. when we left for dinner we saw them packing up their car, so I’m assuming they were packing and I distracted them (LOL sorry!). Still not sure if I checked in properly.. OH WELL! They seemed not to be their by the end of the night.

We decided to drive to Shreveport, Louisiana for dinner. We ended up at this place called Fin’s Seafood, and it was actually really good… Their staff was amazing too, we sat there talking to them for so long!

Then we slept, because that is what we do best (duh).

We woke up kinda bright and not so early, and ended up getting ready and going on a swamp boat tour (Captain Ron’s Swamp Boat Tour, if you haven’t been… you need to). If you happen to be in East Texas, you need to trek up to Caddo Lake and take this tour! I loved it.

We then went to a town called Jefferson, grabbed lunch and walked around a bit. It was fun, but not loads. Not a big shopping town unless you are an antique person, as in tea sets and doilies. Then we drove around to the Lake O’ Pines and basically drove around. A lady working in a shop in Jefferson told us, “It’s the best lake in the nation!!!” Honestly, not the truth, I loved Caddo Lake SOOOOO much more! It was more of a boating and water sport thing ((In my opinion, but I have never been boating so who really knows)).

After all of this, I was hungry so I forced Grace to stop at Chik Fil A. Of Course.

THEN… JUST WAIT FOR IT…

Journey got a tattoo.

From a guy named Redneck-Russ.

Insanity, right?!

So she gets the tattoo and we head back to the Air bnb and crashhhh. I mean, we crashed right after we stayed up a bit and chit chatted. Then, I made them wake up early and head back home.

All in all, it was an amazing trip. I would definitely go back! The lake was beautiful and the memories we made were amazing.

MAD LOVE// TREES DALLAS

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Sooooo about a week ago I got this amazing opportunity to photograph one of my childhood idol’s concerts. JoJo is such an amazing performer and I am so glad that I finally got to see her! (I also got to meet her and she is super sweet!) I got the go ahead to post some photo’s and I finally got around to posting them!

 

Side note: I also got to see Stanaj (The opener) perform for the first time, and he was amazing!

Thank you for reading

-Madeleine

Frightful First Dates!

If you haven’t been following me on social media (Which you totally should), you’d know that I have an internship with The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show. Yes I am freaking out still. Yes everyone thinks I am weird because I fangirl just about everyday. ANYWAY, I have a podcast with KiddNation (Yes I am still freaking out about that as well). It’s called Frightful First Dates, and it is about the good bad and the ugly sides of dating. So far I have interviewed a guy who ghosted me, AND a douche bag! I basically try to get to the root of their issues and talk it through and ask them why they are such butt faces. You can check it out here.  I swear it’s funny. The people I interviewed texted me saying I was hilarious after they heard the podcast.

You can stay updated on the podcast and my life onnnn

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Thank you!

 

My People

I have always struggled with making friends. I am awful at starting conversation, and being someone who thinks most people hate me after one conversation, I am awful at following up. I am awful at meeting new people in general. But let me tell you something. I found some people. Here are some pics. (BTW these people are great.. if you ever find yourself in the same room as them say hi)img_0219img_0222img_0230

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Bored and Tired

Just a heads up, this is rambley and long-ish.

 

I am actually sitting on a couch at school pretending like I am writing a very important paper. I told the girl next to me that it was a compare and contrast of  book and a movie. She told me I should do it over the Twilight series. I promptly got up and sat at a different couch. I like twilight, don’t get me wrong.. I saw the midnight premieres and was team Jacob, but I could not get through the first book.

SO.. finals week. It kicked me in the but. Physically, mentally, and even emotionally. I have had two mental breakdowns so far.. and it is Tuesday. To be fair boys were being mean and I am trying to pay off next semesters tuition…. ANYWAY, how are you guys? Whats up? Have you had a good day/week/year? I hope so. I have been good, but I have recently come to the conclusion that I need to write more. Not only for blogs, but also in life. I used to write music and stories all the time when I was growing up. I have no clue why I stopped. So, I have started writing music and poems and books and everything under the damn sun. As you can probably tell by that run on sentence, I am not the worlds best writer. But, its okay. We all could improve in certain aspects in our life. Along with writing, I have started to paint and draw more (if you want to see my doodles, look at my snapchat- MadShelton). I have always utilized some sort of a creative outlet growing up. If I cant draw, paint, or take photos.. I go crazy quite frankly. I hope to post more of my work on this blog.

Project Badass is nearing an end.. it will most likely span into the summer. Who knows. Who knew that getting crap together could take this long? Actually, I did, but I wanted to get it done faster. It obviously didn’t happen. Oh well, it will happen. But in the mean time, I figured I should give people a hint.. right? Here are some hints

-It involves my doodles

-It involves my photography

-It may have a thing to do with Tshirts

Anyway.. you are totally welcome.

Thank you for reading my post, if you got this far, congratulations. Comment/tweet me your thoughts!

Madeleine

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