DIY Flapper Necklace

Flapper Promo Pic

You may be noticing a trend here. I have always had an affinity for the fashions of the 1920s and 1930s. I love flappers, those thoroughly modern, rule breaking, naughty young women who drank champagne, danced to jazz and wore scandalously short dresses festooned with fringe, what’s not to love? It was one of the… [Read More]

#michaelshaul Woodland Themed Party


A while back the fine folks from Michaels Stores asked me if I would *visit my local Michaels with $100.00, shop and create a #michaelshaul video. I had to think about it for a while…NOT! Um, yes, please and thank you! I pretty much visit our local Michaels at least once a month anyway, so… [Read More]

Six Fall Into DIY Projects

6 Fall Into DIY Projects

School’s back in session and fall is just around the corner. We’ve got Six Fall Into DIY Projects that are perfect to transition you from summer into autumn without skipping a beat! You can deck yourself out with a new do, cute cuffs, bouncy curls and whip up some funky pencils for your funky new… [Read More]

Busy Bee Buzz Buzz


Hello Doyennes! Busy bee buzz buzz. I am slowly learning how to edit video. I will hopefully be sharing my new #michaelshaul video on Thursday, so stay tuned! Mr. Potter has been in charge of the video editing task in the past. He’s busy with a full time job and it’s come to this. We’ll… [Read More]

Various and Sundries

51st birthday Madge

This is going to be what one might call various and sundries or a rambling or stream of consciousness post or something like that. I have a lot of thoughts in my head today and they’re all jockeying for position at the forefront. It’s been a busy summer with moving and unpacking and rebooting and… [Read More]

No Heat Curls Flapper Style!

Flapper Hair Five

This is it, our first video in the MadgeMade.Media web series. This is just a start and admittedly a small one. The new site is not ready yet, but eventually we will be moving from here to there. Don’t worry, it will be mostly painless. Every great journey starts with one small step, am I… [Read More]

#ThursDIY 7 Back to School DIY Projects

Back to School DIY Projects

Aw, yiss. It’s ThursDIY again! we have a fun filled fabulous round-up of 7 Back to School DIY Projects to decorate your dorm room, your school supplies and…you! Lots of fun to fill up the final dog days of summer with crafty goodness. We’re using the hashtag: #ThursDIY and you can join the party by… [Read More]

So be it.

so be it

The older I get, the less I care about coloring inside of the lines. The older I get, the less I need everyone else to like me, understand me, accept me or define me. The older I get, the more I realize that being who you are without filters or apology or fear is the… [Read More]

Snack Alert: Hershey’s Special Dark Edition

snack alert

SNACK ALERT! Yesterday we had the occasion to visit one of our favorite places on earth, Hershey’s Chocolate World. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s filled to the brim with all manner of tasty candy treats manufactured by Hershey’s. We discovered two ‘new to us’ delights which I am excited to virtually share with my… [Read More]

#thursDIY 7 Great DIY Projects

thursDIY 7 Great DIY Projects

It’s that magical, craftacular time when we share our weekly DIY delights and as always, you are invited to the party! To make even more fun and interactive, we’re all using the hashtag #thursDIY to post on social media. If you post your projects with that hashtag, it will be easier for everyone to find… [Read More]

to bob or not to bob

To Bob or Not to Bob

To bob, or not to bob? That is the question. As I have established in earlier posts, I have crazy hair. It’s thick. It’s wild. It’s gotten weirder with every passing year, much like the lady upon which it sits. I recently moved into a 150 year old stone home that lacks central air and…quite… [Read More]