Maddie  Designer | Owner

Maddie

Designer | Owner

About LiNED GOODS

Hi. Welcome to Lined Goods - my pretty little corner of the stationary world. I love paper and I love entertaining. To me, the two go hand in hand, so invitations, menus and place cards are as important and fun to plan as the food, tablescape and guest list. You'll see a smattering of all of those things here. I hope to leave you inspired to host a party, send a thank you note, wrap a present or bake some tasty cookies. 

Get to know Maddie, Designer at Lined Goods

What are some small things that make your day better?

My husband, Nate, is my best friend. We've been married since 2016 and I adore the fella. My favorite time of day is first thing in the morning when we grab our cups of coffee and curl up on the couch to have some quiet, devotional time together before the madness of our days ensue. I cannot start my day without this time, and I know it makes me a kinder wife and friend when I first take the time to be still and silent before anything else begins. 

What would your ideal weekend look like?

I have a hard time sitting still so I love to fill my time with all sorts of activities. I love to start my weekends with a good sweat working out. Nate and I often times have projects we are working on at home (he's a killer craftsman and can build pretty much anything) and we love to go camping in our teardrop camper (which, hello, he built so it's awesome). When we aren't working on a project together, I love to spend time with my sisters and mom, who just happen to be my besties, and conclude the weekend with a big family dinner where I typically overeat and drink good wine in the company of my favorite people. My nieces and nephews are hilarious and we love to get our fill of kid time since we're still kid-less ourselves...for now :) 

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THE GUY BEHIND THE SCenes

Nate is the handyman behind all of my crazy project ideas. If you ever purchase something from me that requires more than a paint brush or printer, Nate is likely the man behind the scenes slinging hammers or screw drivers.

 

What was the best book or series that you've ever read?

I have just recently gotten hooked on all things Jen Hatmaker. She is hilarious and witty and kind and inspiring and if you haven't read her books, get on amazon right now and buy one. I promise if you don't like it I will buy it back from you and donate it to someone who will appreciate her humor. Aside from her books, I typically gravitate towards whatever is trending on Amazon - and I always believe books trump movie remakes so if you suggest going to see a movie that I read as a book, I will kindly decline because I do not wish to tarnish the goodness that is in my own brain.

What are some of your long term goals?

To be a mom. I have the best mom and I cannot wait for the opportunity to raise babies alongside Nate. We are loving married life and aren't completely ready to have kids of our own but I just know this is going to be the most wonderful, wild ride we could go on. 

To run an ice cream bicycle cart. Nate has convinced me this is not a viable profession since we live somewhere with horrid winters. but can you even imagine how cute this would be?! You would buy ice cream from a bicycle cart if it came through your neighborhood, I just know it. No one can pass up popcicles. 

This business is my little joy outpost

To grow this fun business. I love this business I've created for myself and I really do aspire to continue bringing fun products to people, out of my love of entertaining and creating goodness. I was asked recently what I think my purpose is - that question will stop you in your tracks, let me tell you. I did think it over and determine one of my purposes is creating joy.  Joy is so attainable and it comes in so many different forms, it's not hard to do this, but I have a real passion inside to help others experience and find joy that they may not know how to stir up for themselves. If it's as simple as a kind note or conversation over coffee, or an amazing paper suite for the dream wedding a woman has been planning for months. I want people to feel good. Good about themselves, good about their future, good about that single moment in time. This business is kind of like my little joy outpost. 

The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances
of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.
— Russel M. Nelson