The coffee is hot and there’s plenty of seats around the table.

Things You Can Expect to Find Here:

Typewriter in watercolor.

1. Scribbles of fiction, poetry, and lyrics that I’ve written from my trusty ever-present notebook (paper is treasured around here).

2. Glowing reviews of my favorite books and why they are awesome (usually dragons are involved).

3. Some things I’ve been thinking about lately.

4. And Bible discussion topics, recommended worship songs, and fun highlighters.

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A Little Bit About Me

A Little Bit About Me


Hi. *waves* My name is Madeleine.

I have a slight addiction to new notebooks and chocolate, and I have this weird habit of reading upside down. Mornings are really not okay with me unless lots of coffee is involved, and I am rarely without a paperback and/or fluffy socks. I have three younger sisters who love to laugh and give hugs, and we share a mutual love for dragons and our golden retriever.

As much as I consider myself a local coffee shop tourist, I like collecting stamps in my passport as well, and I babble about characters I love as if they were real people. I also really really love strawberries and bubbles and singing about Jesus.

I’m currently living in North Carolina after graduating with a degree in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Portsmouth in England. I originally started a blog hoping to write down some stories and adventures from my travels, and now it has continued to include any other miscellaneous writings and wonderings that happen to cross my mind.

The Salt Compass

The Salt Compass


“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?” (Matthew 5:13)

From beaches, to caramel chocolate bars, pretzels, fries, and lattes, I find that all of the above is just better with a little bit of salt. To be the salt of the earth is to go through life bringing out the colors, flavors, and smells that my Father created me to find. I never want to lose sight of what truly makes this life salty, and as I follow in His footsteps, I want to leave footprints as salty as He did.

So this blog is a little of everything I suppose. Travel, thoughts, writing, wondering & wandering, walking barefoot by the sea. Coffee shops, favorite places and spaces, books & music. Reflections, ideas, experiments & observations. This and that.

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