Crockpot Chicken Tacos Recipe

I am absolutely obsessed with easy and tasty recipes. I love to cook, but I find it exhausting to cook during the week. IMO it can t be ALOT to work full time, work out, maintain a house, maintain your health, maintain your sanity, and then throw cooking plus the dishes on top every day […]

Quarantine Activities

Alright, so we are clearly in the middle of Quarantine and social distancing. By now there has to have been at least one or two times that you’ve felt bored or stir crazy, but don’t worry I’ve got you covered. Quarantine and social distancing are really all about what you make it. (Cue ‘Life is […]

Tips on Working From Home

I have been working home for a few years now and I absolutely love it, but at the beginning,I remember it being a pretty big struggle. Prior to working from home, I worked in the restaurant industry, so I chatted with people all day, every day. It took a lot of adjusting for me to […]

Happiness List

This week on my March Madness personal growth challenge our theme of the week was to: create a happiness list and do one thing off of the list this week. I wanted to share this with my full audience and take a real deep dive into a happiness list and how simple it really is. […]

2 Year Blogiversary

Well, it has officially been two years since I launched The Madison Dorenkamp Blog….. so much has changed in those two years. I have been thinking this past week about what this blog means to me, and what was inspired in other areas of my life from starting this blog. I wish I could tell […]


This week I turned 27, and I absolutely love birthdays… all birthdays, my birthday, my friend’s birthdays, random people’s birthdays…. I am HERE for the reason to celebrate and to reflect. I love to think and really reflect when it comes to my birthday because the growth that can happen in a year is crazy, […]

Social Media Q&A

Recently, I have had tons of questions coming into my social media inboxes. I figured I should do a Q&A so if anyone has the same question, now you can have the answer, too. I absolutely love getting questions from followers so please reach out, and I will always do my best to answer! 1. […]


I love the new year. It feels to me like a new book when you open it for the first time. I don’t really believe in New Year’s resolutions. I am a huge believer in making changes to live the life you want to live and be the person you want to be at any […]

5 Books That Have Helped Transform My 20s (So Far)

Reading has always been something I have enjoyed. I remember being a little girl, getting magazines from school that had books for sale, and circling as many as I could hoping my parents would buy them for me. Now that I’m older I realize how neat it is that my parents spent hundreds of dollars […]

Favorite Trader Joe’s Finds

Like Amazon… I am obsessed with Trader Joe’s. If you live close to a Trader Joe’s and have never shopped there, you are missing out! I shop at Trader Joe’s at least once a week. I usually can keep it pretty cheap, and get really high-quality food. Below are some of my favorite Trader Joe […]