Budgeting Like A Boss – A How-To Guide + Gifs

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by!
Today I wanted to address the issue of budgeting. You know that thing that every American tries to do but the majority fail to do? (I’m part of the majority…but trying to get out of it haha)

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Hi again guys! Two posts so close together?! Is this real life?! I’m trying to be better!

I couldn’t think of a good post having to do with reading/writing at the moment. But I thought, its been awhile since I did a currently post, and since I’ve been away so much this summer I figured it was a pretty good time to do one!


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Brilliant Bloggers Tag

Hi guys! I was tagged to do this post a decade ago….(not really, I’ve just been a very bad blogger) The tag was created by Brooke | Brookeworm

Thank you Brooke for tagging me in your tag! ❤

If you don’t know Brooke then  you need to head over to her blog and give her a follow! She’s been a  big part of the blogging community for quite awhile now but has only recently started her blog. I can’t wait to see what her blog holds!

And on to the tag we go!


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The Wisteria Writer Tag

Hey guys! Madi here. I know right?! I’m actually posting something….My lack of posting has really been bugging me, but my life has been so hectic lately that whenever I would sit down to write I would suffer from extreme writers block and then find something else to do. Check my email, (that has been way too disorganized for my OCD self) or practice my beauty and the beast tracks, or get sidetracked by clash of clans or Pinterest. Yeah excuses, excuses.
I hope that I will be able to post more regularly now. My Beauty and the Beast play is over….*cries* my last show was Saturday, and if you follow me on Instagram your feed is filling up with pics and videos from my experience. (mwhahahaha sorry, not sorry) I’m having severe PSD (Post Show Depression) and missing my friends even though we’ve been texting like crazy! But alas, I need to move on with my life and get back into the swing of things. So without further ado…..I present…


Thank you Abbey for tagging me! If you don’t know Abbey then you HAVE to check out her awesome blog! She’s a fantastic writer, wonderful organizer and the sweetest most creative pen pal I’ve ever had!


1.What is the best piece of writing advice you ever heard/read/received?
WRITE. Just write. Because if you don’t who will tell the stories in your head?! (I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the general idea) I’ve seen this so many times and it makes so much sense. But I still struggle with just WRITING.


2.If you could be mentored by one author, actor, blogger, etc., who would it be?
Jennifer A. Nielson. I LOVE HER and her writing! We have a bunch in common including our love of dark chocolate and our sense/style of humor.

3.Do you think that blogging has helped you grow as a writer?
Yes I think so. Not only has it helped me write more (when I’m not procrastinating)it has opened up so many doors to meet other writers and readers and bloggers who have helped with critiquing and supplying helpful comments and ideas.

4.Coffee or tea as a writing buddy?
Coffee! Though I love tea too. It just depends on my mood.

5.Can you share a piece of your writing with us?

Here’s a little something 🙂

I hadn’t seen Levi since the accident. I tried to visit him at the hospital, but he always refused to see anyone. We had talked on the phone, and he acted as though everything was alright, but I sensed it wasn’t. He was coming home today, well, home to our dance school. I waited excitedly for him to appear, but when he came through the door I gasped. A nurse was behind him, pushing him in a wheelchair. I ran to his side and we embraced. He was quaking, scared of what I’d say, what I’d think. He tried to explain, but I cut him off, telling him it was OK, that everything would be OK. He shook his head sadly, but I smiled. “You wanna dance?” I asked him. He looked at me with pain in his eyes, but I ignored it. I grabbed his hands, placing one on my waist and kept the other locked in my grip. We danced slow, it was awkward at first, his wheels kept getting in my way, but I made it work. I had to make this work. I allowed his familiar musky cologne to envelop my senses, as we took on the dance floor. My boots scuffling on the floor and his wheels squeaking in return. And when we had finished the dance, he smiled weakly at me. “Thanks for trying to make me feel normal.” I put my hand on his cheek, his beard coarse, and scratchy. “You aren’t normal, my love. You are extraordinary.” 

6.What is your favorite writing tool?
Probably http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ I use this all the time!

7.What helps you fight off writer’s block?
Looking at dialogue/plot/picture prompts on Pinterest!

8.What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Creating characters and plots! Its so much fun making up stories.

9.Who do you trust to read and edit/critique your work?
I have my sister read and critique my stuff all the time (It annoys her) but I also have an online writing mentor and she reads and critiques my stuff too 🙂

10.Do you have a piece of advice that you wish you could have told your younger-writer-self?
That “your writing seems boring and predictable because, you wrote it, and you’ve read it like 8 million times.
A person who has never read it before does not have this problem”
Thanks again Abbey for tagging me to do this tag! It’s been far too long since I last posted and this was motivation for me!

Since I haven’t been around much, I’m not sure who all has done this tag, so if you haven’t done it and want to do it, I tag you!

You can use the same questions I was given! (#toolazytocomeupwithnewones)
Thanks for stopping by!


Madi ❤


CURRENTLY // I’m not dead!

GUYYYYS. I’m back and I promise I’m not dead!

Its been soooo long since I last posted and I apologize! I’ve been pretty busy with working and once I get off work its kind of hard for me to be creative when it comes to writing an interesting blog post…. So I’m attempting to write one now! (Before work) =D

Currently I’ve been:

Listening to:

I’ve been mixing up my Pandora playlists recently and have been mostly listening to my thumbprint station or my Philip Wesley station.



A Hannibal biography from my uncle, Ain’t we got fun, and Resist….



Well at the moment a piece of chocolate cake…but lately (every Tuesday) I’ve been eating the JJBLT from Jimmy Johns…I’m a bit obsessed =D



Working on a short story writing assignment and plotting a novel with my pen pal =)


Looking forward to:

Starting rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast this Thursday and seeing my theatre fam! =)

Let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to lately! Miss you all! =)

Well that’s all for now….Hope you all had a wonderful May!

Madi ❤


“Adulting” – A How To Guide + Gifs

Hey guys! I’ve been absent for nearly a month! =O (Or maybe a more…I dunno…) But I’m here!! And I’m hoping to be “here” more often! I’m still trying to adjust to my schedule with work, school and the like….


My life has been pretty hectic lately, and I realized it was all because I have recently come to the brink of adulthood. I thought it would be cool to do a post on “adulting” with some tips from my own experience! Now, I’m new to this sort of thing….and still adapting. (I still watch Disney/cartoons and live with my parents….OK?!) But I decided, why not give it a go? Here you will find some tips and tricks on how to “adult”….


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{ Blue Bubbles }

Hey guys! So I’m trying to keep the posting more frequent so I’d thought I’d share some of my recent writing with you! =)

I recently asked one of my favorite writer bloggers to be my writing mentor! And she agreed! =D For the first week she had me analyze some poems and write a descriptive piece.  I described a picture I found somewhere online and then she would tell me if she pictured/envisioned that when reading it! =) Here is the piece I wrote…..Enjoy!

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