book obsessed

Favorite {Book} Quotes

I've read quite a few books over the years, and by doing so I've found myself creating a little list of some of my favorite quotes from a wide variety of genres. But in the past month I've read a handful of books that has doubled that "little list" with incredible writing skills that have… Continue reading Favorite {Book} Quotes


Back to n0Rm@|

I'm currently sitting in a Starbucks, surrounded by people of all colors, heights, weights, and lifestyles. The guy who made my drink spoke English, everyone around me can speak English, including the couple sitting across the room who talk to each other in a language I don't know. It's weird. It's weird because not to… Continue reading Back to n0Rm@|

Lifestyle & Favs

| lovely words |

Firstly, I'd like to apologize for whatever the heck happened last evening. Something went funny and sent you all an email saying this post was live, but upon clicking the link it told you it wasn't! Weird, but it's all fixed now. Today I've got a little collection of quotes that have caught my eye.… Continue reading | lovely words |


> the next chapter >

We're back in California! We've been back for roughly 5 days now, and jet-lag is finally deciding to start lifting it's hold on us. Jet-lag is obviously a lot more than just sleep deprivation, but sleep schedules have a LOT to do with it. Whether that means someone is wandering around at 3am or someone else is… Continue reading > the next chapter >



Somedays I feel like I'm drowning in thoughts. Not mine, everyone else's. I can't even hear my own thoughts buried under opinions I never asked for. Opinions aren’t a bad thing. Everyone has them, everyone should. It means they think for themselves and are their own person. But there’s a fine line between: ( having an… Continue reading LET PEOPLE LIKE THINGS


lunch + friends + flowers

One of our first students we had upon our arrival in China, was a boy named Alex. His mom didn't speak English at all, except maybe 'hello', and her daughter was a student of ours too. Over the past year and a half we've gotten to know them as well as we can with the now… Continue reading lunch + friends + flowers


– 50 Facts About Me –

This is a tag bloggers have been doing for ages and ages, so I decided to finally sit down and write this up for the fun of it. It's a long list so let's get started ... My middle name is Rose. Hence the whole 'Madi Rose' thing. One of my favorite smells is fresh… Continue reading – 50 Facts About Me –