Weekends: Insta-Living Vol. 05

I have not been able to get motivated to take new style shots, as it’s been unbearably cold, and it has been weeks. I still have a couple styles that were taken earlier, so the next task is not getting distracted, which might be difficult since we have friends in town.

On the other hand, it’s been rather nice to finish up other blog related things, as well as get back to sewing, drawing, and doing some fabric shopping. I also got a new personal laptop and I am just getting to setting up ... everything! I am sure you can understand, both the excitement and impatience of wanting everything to upload fast or magically function seamlessly in a glance.

Below are some January favourites from my photo diaries, including a style preview of what’s coming up, post-weekend snapshots, brunch memories, and other random captures that were taken. If you follow me on Instagram, you've likely seen a couple of these.
Above: Style preview, open faced kale, walnut, and pesto and herb salad on fresh oat bread, New globe mini-notecards on my creative desk space, Inside style shot of my sandals, Brunch tablescape memories in black and white, Earl Grey teatime, Beauty obsessions with Shiseido facial cotton, and Mario Badescu products, An evening sky, Notecard details, Fabric gifts from coffee friends, Morning foodie starters plated, Art purchases, Reading style with Valentino frames, and More bag and art details.  

We indulged in home baked almond croissants over the weekend. I used the gunny sack bag that I was given from a friend to add to our table decor, which will also be cut soon for a burlap project that I have in mind.


Current Tunes: The Softer Side
Music is always playing in my home, offices, on the plane, and everything in-between. Sometimes it’s a lyric that grabs you, sometimes it’s the tone of a ballad, or a band that does more than catch your ear. Here are four tracks that we've been listening to recently: “Brother” by Mighty Oaks,  James Bay’s, “Let Go,” “MiddleGround” by Mark Wilkinson, and Labrinth’s, “Jealous.”

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53 comments

  1. sartorialsidelines27 January, 2015

    It looks like you've been having such a lovely time lately (and eating some delicious things). And congrats on the laptop!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial
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  2. Great post darling!
    xo
    Valentina
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  3. Great post!!! nice photos!!!
    Have a good wee, dear Madison!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  4. Rosalind Jana27 January, 2015

    Your instagram pics create a lovely montage of (often edible) lifestyle moments from the past month.
    Particularly intrigued by the gunny sack and by your burlap project.

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  5. The excitement when you get something new is always awesome. Lovely photos! The weather is freezing here too, so I understand that you're not motivated. Hope it gets better soon. :-)
    Much love, sister....xoxo


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  6. foodfashionandflow27 January, 2015

    Those are great photos. Cold weather definitely makes it hard to get motivated for photos. My mouth is watering at that Kale and those yummy pastries.

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  7. I love that shot, the one beside the picture of your sandals.
    Oh and love that music playlist. :)

    -Rupsha
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  8. Edita Lozovska27 January, 2015

    Ah - what a cool insta update, love the cat eye glasses :)

    Edita

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  9. Nice music and I believe Instagram is a life saver to share those little details!

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  10. Yay for a new laptop! That salad on bread looks really tasty and your Valentino frames are so chic!

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  11. Hi Madison! Haha I can totally relate. It's almost too cold to take outfit pics. We didn't take any as well. I looking forward to see yours. The shoes are super cute and I bet the rest looks amazing as well. Home baked almod croissants sounds heavenly. Gosh I miss gluten haha. Es schneit jeden Tag, aber der Schnee bleibt zum Glück nicht liegen. Sommer ich kann es kaum erwarten. Wünsch dir eine gute Nacht. Hier ist jetzt Mitternacht :D

    xx glamdevils.com / miradevils.blogspot.com

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  12. Those almond croissants look amazing! NOM! :) Labrinth is such a cutie.

    Tara x

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  13. The food looks delicious and I'm loving the tunes as well, so good :)) xx

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  14. Marinella Rauso28 January, 2015

    how many cute inspirations. Your week end wa great.
    Hope your week is good as well.
    xxx
    mari
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  15. alessia milanese28 January, 2015

    Wow, Great picts!

    Alessia

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  16. Congrats on the new laptop! I can only imagine how excited you are! I've seen those photos on your IG profile. The food starters look so delicious!


    sunandsany

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  17. Congrats on the new laptop! I can really imagine how excited you are! Love all pics Madison. Kisses <3

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  18. Simone Mars28 January, 2015

    great post!!!


    Xx
    S.
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  19. Oh to Be a Muse28 January, 2015

    Congrats on the new laptop. And those almond croissants look delicious.

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  20. Erika Sorocco28 January, 2015

    You always have such great taste in music, Madison!

    xx

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  21. Hi Madison! About to search for new tunes to download, I'm always open to new stuff. Will listen to your playlist :) Ah..got myself a new laptop too (a MacBook Air this time), and like you, I'm still setting up everything. It's a bit of adjustment coz I've always used Windows. I'm loving it so far. Plus, of course, the new camera,a s you know :) Looking forward to new style posts from your new laptop. Haha. Hope you're having a good week x

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  22. Angela Donava28 January, 2015

    Great post!

    Have a nice day!

    Angela Donava

    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  23. I remember seeing your pretty tea cup with the Earl Grey tea on Instagram. Those home made almond croissants look so appetising. In fact, you've inspired me to make a French breakfast this weekend. A change from my toast and cereal!

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  24. I know what you mean about the cold! I've taken a few outfit pics for the blog and I've worn hats in every single one because it's the best way for my hair to stay in place AND it's just so cold. The new laptop sounds exciting. I loved it when I finally upgraded mine a few years ago!
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  25. Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean29 January, 2015

    Wonderful post. ^^
    Lovely greets Nessa
    circleofchaos.blogspot.de

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  26. I fully get you; life slows down in winter and one doesn't want to face the cold! Waiting for spring...
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  27. Ivana Džidić30 January, 2015

    lovely pics...and music is always playing in my house as well.

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  28. Dankeschön, Mira! Haha, yes gluten! Mmm, aber die Almond Croissants waren lecker!:)
    Schönes Wochenende! xx <3

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  29. Thank you! The oat bread fresh is always the best. :) Glad that you liked my photos.

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  30. Totally, I <3 Instagram too! Thanks dear. xx

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  31. Thank you Edita! I must wear the cat eye glasses more! They are my faovurite!

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  32. Hi, thanks so much for your lovely comment. I finally got motivated to upload a few pics. haha. Enjoy the weekend. /Madison

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  33. Thanks Roz! Yes, hopefully I will manage to complete the burlap project soon. :)

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  34. Thanks Kizzy! Enjoy the weekend. xx

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  35. It was wonderful, and happy to share it through photos! Thanks Mari for your comment! xx

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  36. Isn't he adorable! Thanks, the croissants were totally worth it! x

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  37. Thank you Stanislava. Yes, I have a new one for work that I got last year, but was due for a new personal laptop. I'm so happy!

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  38. Thanks for the blog love! xx

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  39. Great, will have to check it out. Thanks for your comment Mihaela!

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  40. Yes, definitely looking forward to warm, but not hot weather ..

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  41. Lovely, miss b! Happy to be of inspiration for you. Enjoy the French breakfast. <3 x/Madison

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  42. Yes, hats are are a godsend, haha. Thanks WInnie! x

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  43. Dressed with soul30 January, 2015

    Liebe Madison, herzlichen Glückwunsch zu Deinem neuen Laptop! Ich wünsche Dir weiterhin soviel Freude damit und auch, dass es wieder wärmer wird, damit wir wieder in den Genuss von Outfit-Fotos von Dir kommen :) Ich finde die Teetasse Deiner Eindrücke sehr schön genauso wie die anderen Fotos auch. Ein schönes Wochenende und alles Liebe für Dich von Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  44. Oh, how nice! Congrats to you too. I have a super fab HP for personal, but for work I use a MacBook Air. I love both for different reasons. Thanks for your comment, yes do check out the playlist! x

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  45. :) Haha, this is actually just a regular weekend captured. I'm glad that it looks exciting. I guess, it's the little things! :) xx

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  46. Thanks Lilli! Glad to hear that you also liked my music selections. xx

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  47. Thanks dear! Such a sweet comment. I'm glad that you think so.xx

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  48. Liebe Rena, Danke. Ich bin froh, dass Sie meine Fotos und Teetasse gefallen. Ich habe jetzt ein neues Outfit heute. Auch, ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende! <3 Alles Liebe für Dich von Madison xx:-)

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  49. Inside can be just as cool to post about! Those pastries look delicious!


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