“Winning” on Instagram

The Game: Instagram You know how our youthful minds would sort of just make up the rules to the games we played, as we went along? Well, that’s kind-of how I looked at Instagram… in the beginning. A few years ago, at a peak of turbulent times in my physical health, I was seeking a distraction…

#HappyMail Unboxing @LynSweetArt

Lyn (@LynSweetArt) won the scavenger hunt I hosted in December 2015, and received the largest prize package I’ve ever gifted. Contents of the entire Grand Prize was worth well over $2200.00! She was incredibly patient in receiving all of her treats, as delivery took several packages and a wee-bit more time than I expected. She…

Social Media Promotions – Getting Started

Along my journey, I’ve come across so many talented souls who admire my promotional efforts and reach out in desire to learn more. Although success with online promotions will vary from person to person, I’m happy to provide some directions and leads for you to get started. I highly recommend the world of online promotions…

@VeganCuts BeautyBox

I used to spoil myself with Ipsy and similar monthly subscription services, until the conscious consumer in me started screaming internally, box after box. Sure, I got to try products I never would have bought for myself at full price, but after a few months I started to realize I could have found most of those products…

#HappyMail Unboxing @JennyWakeAndBake

Endless thanks to @JennyWakeAndBake & @ZachIrie420 for this wonderful content. #HappyMail is a reward system for @HappyTokesTribe. I’m Madison, aka @HappyTokes. I regularly select the most interactive friends on Instagram to receive promotional products/stickers/hand written notes. Sometimes, HappyMail is a reward for interactivity, sometimes it’s a reward for winning a contest, while other times, I just happen to…

How to be involved in the @HappyTokesTribe 

Everyday, I am blessed with varied interactions regarding a lovely souls desire to become more active within the @HappyTokesTribe. “How do all of these interactions work? Is there a place for me to do something extra for an opportunity to shine? To answer the latter part first, yes – this identity may have become a…

Published Cannabis Reviews

A collection of cannabis themed work published with Culture Magazine (ireadculture.com) Michigan Region’s: Strain, Concentrate and Edible reviews. Nationally Distributed: News, Highlights Photos and copy by: Madison T. Ortiz @HappyTokes / @HappyTokesTribe * Disclaimer: This is my published work through Culture Magazine. Factual information provided with individual samples, intended for review, can occasionally be incredibly scarce, questionable…

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

To understand the entirety of my story, I feel I need to share a prequel to my personal saga… My younger brother was diagnosed with Cancer, Clear cell sarcoma of the kidney, Stage IV on May 5 1997. He just turned a year old. My family went through a lot during that time in our…

Happy Locks

FAQ  I began locking my hair on June 30th, 2014. Hair’s Condition: Thick, Abundant, Clean, Extremely fried and damaged (years of excessive heat and bleach) Start Up: by sectioning horizontal rows from the bottom up and working on one row at a time. Favorite Methods: Rip & Twist, Backcombing  with fingers, Palm Rolling, Neglect, Interlocking…

Familial Acceptance of Medical Marijuana

How does your family feel about you using Medical Marijuana?  It’s not one of the most common questions that I get asked, but it’s one that I often find myself having a difficult time summarizing; its been quite the journey. When I’ve told my story in the past, I’ve mentioned that my family doctor prescribed…

Happy Faces

One of the most exciting parts of being @HappyTokes is when I am included in the growth in another artist’s journey. Here’s a collection of some of the portraits I’ve been tagged in so far. If you’ve done a portrait of me that you don’t see here, it’s simply because I wasn’t able to find…