Welcome to Adventures with Maddy + 10 Things To-Do in Chi-Town

A lot of things have changed for me in the last year. At the beginning of 2016, I had a New Year’s resolution to get back into blogging because it was something that I loved and missed, but, at the end of January, life threw me for a loop. I haven’t quite decided what level of detail I’ll be sharing publicly but long story short, I got divorced and it was not something I saw coming.

My previous blog’s name was Forever Maddy B, the B standing for my married name. When the site went live, people joked about the complications that could arise with Continue reading

Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive & the Views You’ll Never Forget 

”Delicious Autumn! My soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive Autumn.” -George Eliot aka Mary Ann Evans

Shenandoah National Park and the 105-mile stretch of road inside the park known as Skyline Drive has become a Fall tradition of mine. It is a great excuse to get outside and the best way to see the changing leaves in all their glory. At only an hour and a half outside of DC it’s a great day trip to celebrate the new season.
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All Girls Are Required to Love Fall

All girls are required to love Fall. When we apply to be girls, we go to the Girl Counter, they hold your girl card up and they go, “What’s your favorite season?” and we go, “It’s Fall motha fucker.” — Iliza Shlesinger

Is there anything more basic than girls going apple picking in the Fall and taking numerous Instagram-worthy pictures? Perhaps, but only if a PSL was involved. And I can honestly say that I never did jump on the pumpkin spice latte train.

I’m basic, just not THAT basic. Continue reading