the post in which i ramble quite a bit


if i could, i would always blog without uppercase letters. not because its easier to avoid pressing the shift button, but because i love the simplified appearance of it. and besides, every now and then its nice to have a little change. i will warn you, this post will be drawn out and stretched. it will contain who knows what because i feel like rambling, so please bare with me as i let my thoughts spill.
if quoting is considered a hobby, then its one of mine. things i hear in movies, songs, from the people around me, or the things i see in literature. my ipod contains more photos of quotes than music. i love writing out words in various fonts and hanging them around my room. they're a form of inspiration for me on days where i lack creativity. they sometimes turn out to be exactly like the thoughts inside my head. quotes are pieces of life, things that spark even the faintest of memories or the greatest of times. they cause me to remember the moments i never want to forget.
what are some of your favorite quotes? i really would love to know!
maybe its just me, but its seems that my siblings are growing at a considerably fast pace. this girl is on her third week of school and is loving every minute of it. she brings home the most intesting experiments and creations. a replica of the substances that make up blood - jellybeans, peas, and corn syrup in a container. she recites the most intesting facts as well. "the heart happens to be the longest bone in the human body." what can i say? these children keep life interesting for me. they are always surprising and astonishing me with their words and thoughts. often i find them on my last nerves, but these kids are without a doubt wonderful blessings to me and my family. and there's also just nothing like a three year old telling you that you're cute.
i very much enjoyed reading this post by carlotta. and you will too.

this is probably the last summer themed outfit you will see on me. i am thoroughly going to miss the carefree days of shorts and flip flops, especially floral prints. with the weather now in the mid sixties, i dug my sweaters out of storage and placed them in my closet where they are ready and waiting to be put to good use. i do so appreciate a soft oversized sweater on a cold fall morning.outfit two (two)
 top {american eagle} shorts {target} belt {forever 21} glasses {elle} shoes {target}
embrace messy hair
over the summer, i can say without shame that i have embraced messy hair. giving up all leave-in products, i decided to let it dry naturally and remain that way all day long. throwing it up into an unkept bun, loosly braiding it. its quick and its easy, and i like that i don't have to spend too much time fixing it. oh, look at me, blogging about hair.
outfit two (one)
i know, i know. i am a complete goof. i even crack myself up sometimes. flipping through a few fashion magazines, studying the models on the pages seemed like a good idea to get inspiration and a few pointers. this most obviously proved to be uneffective with me. and so, accepting the fact that i may never master this whole posing art, you at least can get a few good laughs from my awkward stances
i thought i would give you a glimpse of how my mom is coming along. she is having her fifth chemo treatment tomorrow, and after this there is only one to go. i can honestly say that i am so proud of her. she has shown me that by having just a small amount of faith, getting through hard times is very possible because of a Father who loves unconditionally at all times. she has given me an example of true courage, that it doesn't mean being brave all the time, but choosing to keep going reguardless of the situation. mom, i love you so so so much. you're so close to the end of this.
upsidedown two
upside down one
upside down photography, i think i'm in love. there's a whole different world that can be seen by simply flipping the lens of a camera. i notice things i would have usually overlooked in this style of angle, it almost draws the details out more. i've never really been one to experiment with different photography angles, its much more secure using the ones i'm use to. and sure, i more than likely look like a loon when i bend in half to snap a few shots, but i would say that in the end, its worth it.

and just because i couldn't possibly go without sharing some more from my fisheye...
the water has become icy cold from the chilly nights. its safe to say that my days of lounging by the pool side are far gone. soaking up the suns rays and the scent of sunscreen, hearing sounds of splashing and underwater laughter are just a few of the summertime treats i will miss during the next several months. 44



  1. I so love when I see a post from you pop up in my feed! :) LOVING the fisheye lens, and I was wondering: where did you buy it from?

    oh, and here are a few of my favorite quotes:
    "if you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one." mother teresa

    "and then my soul saw you and it kind of went, 'oh there you are. I've been looking for you.'" anonymous

    "for me photography is to place head heart and eye along the same line of sight. it is a way of life." henri cartier- bresson

    "by the way, I'm wearing the smile you gave me." anonymous

    "rejection is God's way of saying 'wrong choice dear!'"

    hope you like these! I'm a major quote junkie too. :)

  2. I love those upside-down and fisheye photos! Just lovely. I also love your sandals and glasses. Just adorable.What are some of MY favorite quotes? Hm..

    "Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations." Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    "Don't feel stupid because you don't like what everyone else pretends to love." Emma Watson

    "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." Dr. Suess {I think}

    "Do you think I've gone round the bend?" "I'm afraid so. You're mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are." Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland

    Great post, Miss M :))
    -Jocee <3

  3. M,

    your blog continues to be, without fail, one of my favorites. I absolutely love it when you update.

    My favorite quote is currently from a song by Death Cab for Cutie:

    "And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born,
    the it's time to go,
    and define your destination.
    There's so many different places to call home."

    and one more, just because. :)

    "Because there's nothing more beautiful that the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away."

  4. I just turned my laptop upside down to look at those pictures. They're so cool!

    Have I told you that I love your blog design? Because I do, and sometimes I find myself just sitting here clicking the little words on the sidebar and watching the words pop out.

  5. ...also, woah! you're Madison now! You'll always be M to me :)

  6. okay. so I know I already commented on this post. but I just had to tell you that the comment you left on my blog yesterday is, without fail, one of the single most sweet comments I have EVER gotten! :) you are the best. I've been reading your blog forever, and found that we have quite a bit in common.... as evidenced by the happy list you wrote- because I agree with each one! :) anyways, I should stop rambling, just wanted to say a big thank you. you're awesome, hope you have an amazing day madison!


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