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Mini Update

Hey guys,

I’ve been pretty quiet across all platforms lately. Things have just been so overwhelming, I can’t even begin to concentrate on any of my projects. I’m still here, and I’m still writing, but things just aren’t falling together like they need to. 

I write bits and pieces of posts daily. Sometimes it’s just a title and a few sentences. Sometimes it’s just an idea. Sometimes I just write the first thing that comes into my mind late at night, and none of it makes sense in the morning. But I have a few good posts going from it! 

I thought I had escaped the insanity that is retail for the holidays. But it turns out, working at a privately owned dog kennel is just as bad for Thanksgiving/Christmas! There’s a lot of changes happening and a lot of pressure on us to do an infitine number of things all at once. I’ve been house sitting through the Rover app for extra holiday cash, which is going great! I’ll have more on that in the next couple of weeks. 

Expect to hear more from me with 2017 quickly approaching. I hope you’re as excited as I am to see what comes out of the coming year. 

How do you keep your flow going during rough times? Leave some tips for me in the comments. I can use all the help I can get! 

2016 Sure Hits Hard // Maddy Creates
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2016 Sure Hits Hard


Can you believe 2016 is already here? Not only that, but we’re just about halfway into January 2016. I have a trip to Florida coming up in about a month which I’m incredibly excited for. This year,  however had not been off to a great start for me.

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Let’s Create Something

Hello. A wise man once said, “All good things start somewhere small.” That’s where we are right now. Small, uneventful. But it’s a start.

I sound so philosophical, right? I’m really not all that enlightened. I’m a 20-something who enjoys simply things. A self-proclaimed introvert who thrives off renovating, organizing, and Netflix. I live just outside of Detroit in a quaint (read: small and in serious need of said renovations) bungalow. I like making banana bread and playing with my dogs. But I love creating things.

It can be something simple, like a glittered tea light votive. Or it can be something more complex, like a genuine connection with people. I like making old things new again. I like reinventing everything I can get my hands on. I like collecting glass things and scrap wood. I like unique things. I like having a vision. And I like inspiring others to do the same.

I encourage you to get to know me. Challenge me. Ask questions, make requests. Comment, share, pour your heart out. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Bloglovin’. We’ll have a newsletter and the option to subscribe to posts via email soon.

I bet you’re wondering what to expect. Well, I have my first 3 months of content ready to go, and I want you to be excited. We’ll be talking DIY projects, furniture renovations, beauty, organization, quick kitchen tips, and even pets. There will be spray paint, wall paper, home made dog treats, product reviews, and lots of planners.

Starting in March I will also be hosting a weekly blog series regarding practical prepping. This is not your crazy neighbor’s gun collection; it’s just practical things you can do for cheap to prepare for the worst.