About the Blog

Hello and Welcome to Just Living! We are two best friends, Maddie Shields and Sara Phipps, who decided to take our shared passion for social media and helping others to create a lifestyle blog to share simple, fun, positive and relatable everyday tips! We are all about sharing the content that you can consume that will be of use to your day to day.  We have created this platform to share all areas of our lives from the self-care tips to the dating apps we use – you can be sure that if it’s helpful and relatable, we will blog about it. Having met as freshman at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) we have been navigating early adulthood with the help and support of each other. No matter the distance or whatever ups and downs we have experienced, the strong support of our friendship has helped carry us through it all. We hope to become the two besties you can refer to for positive, encouraging and relatable fun lifestyle tips and advice to help support you in living your best life!  

About Us

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Welcome to Just Living y’all, I’m Maddie! Aside from a passion for writing and blogging, I enjoy fitness, photography, spending time with my family in human and dog form. Having grown up in a small beach town, I love any opportunity to be at the beach or by the water or bringing the beach to my space with all the boho beach décor a girl can find! You can be sure to see lots of blog posts from me featuring décor, tall girl fashion finds, self- care Sunday tips and my adventures in the new city of Dallas!


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Hey y’all, I’m Sara! Here’s what you should know about me: I recently moved back to Dallas to begin my career as a lawyer. When I’m not working, I love exploring new restaurants and bars in Dallas, creating my own floral arrangements, and keeping up with the latest fashion and beauty trends. I also have two maltipoos and a kitten that I’m obsessed with! Can’t wait to share all of these things and more!!