Hey, hi, hello!

I'm Madeline, this is my blog, and I believe in celebrating the everyday.

All thoughts/ideas/schemes/beliefs/views/feelings/opinions are my own.

step one.

step one.

Hello! My name is Madeline Joy Barger. I'm currently 26, engaged, and navigating life. I was born and raised in Southern California, where I live with my fiancé and our pup Frankie.

I've been blogging on and off for almost ten years now. From Livejournal, to Tumblr, to Blogspot, and now here.

Taking this step to start over with a brand new blog has been a long time coming. In fact, it's taken me six months just to finish this short little blurb. At first, I thought I wanted this to be just like past blogs. Heavy on the photos, lots of "look what I bought!", and no real substance. But over the past couple of years, I've craved more from social media and I want this to be a place where I can share the real side of life. Don't get me wrong, there will be lots of sunshine and rainbows on here, but what I'm really excited to share is real stuff that we face every day. Loss, insecurities, relationships, women's issues, and much much more.

I'm so lucky to have an amazing support group of friends and family that I hope I will get to introduce you to through this blog. It is my dream to create something that is relatable yet fun. This is step one. Welcome!

the engagement.

the engagement.