Our Adventure

The Mad About Real blog sprang to life recently, but the idea began to formulate back in 2013 when I decided to change my lifestyle.  The goal was to depend less on what we could buy at the store and focus more on creating our own.  The idea of this blog is to show that journey.  View our home improvement projects, our DIY adventures, our cooking experiments, even our tiny garden (that I hope to slowly expand).  You can see our successes and our failures.  You can browse to see if anything works for your lifestyle. Most importantly, I hope this blog can generate a discussion and make you feel comfortable providing your own insight from your experiences.

Has it been a perfect journey for us? No.  I’m a millennial.  Sometimes I deny it, but in all honesty, I can identify with it.  I’m part of the “instant gratification” generation – the “I want it now-ers.”  Growing up in the age of convenience where everything is at your finger tips, it has been incredibly difficult to change my mindset but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible.  Let’s work together!  We can become more self-reliant a little at a time.

Thank you for reading our story and we are looking forward to hearing yours!


Madeline - Blog

Madeline – Wife.  Cat Lover.  Giants Fan.  Trivia Fiend.  Book Nerd.



Brendan - Blog

Brendan – Husband.  Space Nerd.  Beagle Owner.  Steelers Fan.  Beer Lover.


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