Hi. We're Maddie + Cord.

Makeshift Blog

Welcome to our fort, it’s Makeshift for sure. The ceiling is made out of Cord’s grandma’s tablecloth and the walls are Maddie’s mom’s duvet. Maddie’s bringing a tea set with a missing saucer, and Cord is bringing muffins that are slightly burnt. We made this space to play, fight the pirates, and solve mysteries...and there’s plenty of room for you to join. This club isn’t exclusive and the fort’s not finished, it needs what you have to share. 

We thought about waiting to invite you over until we were all grown-up and had built our dream home; or hiding out in our fort alone. But, we’d rather be together now in the place we can make today. And well...we think it’s pretty great, and are proud to share it with you.

In grown-up terms, we co-author this blog. We're two twenty-something, self-employed, inseparable friends from the Midwest, who happen to be long-distance. Maddie lives in Indiana with her husband (Mitch) and son (Phoenix or mancub), and Cord lives in Michigan with her husband (Cale). Here's our dress-up clothes, collection of treasures, and our pen-pal correspondence. See what you like, borrow what fits, and we can't wait to see what you'll bring to the party.

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