Spring may have officially began two months ago, but it has only felt like Spring the last two weeks. Living in Montana means our warmer seasons, Spring and Summer, start weeks after everyone else. When I first moved here it took a while to adjust to the crazy weather. After living here for over five years, I have started a seasonal routine, to get myself ready for the new season. One of my favorite ways to prepare for new seasons is to do a seasonally themed D.I.Y. project. This year I decided to do Spring Flower Decor centerpiece D.I.Y.s for a pop of color in my home.Read More
Berry Smoothie Pops
Summer may be over a month away, but here in Montana, we’ve already had a few days of summer-like temperatures, and there couldn’t be a better time to eat a delicious, Berry Smoothie Pop! I take my little one to the park every day to run some of her energy off, and we always find ourselves coming back home looking for a delicious, quick, and more importantly, cold snack to eat. One of her favorite post park snacks is a fresh strawberry and blueberry mix. Have I mentioned how blessed I am to have a toddler who loves and eats fresh fruit like it’s candy? Read More
California Love: Family Vacation April 2017
We took our first family trip of 2017 to California, last month. This was the first time Kris and I have been back to California in over three years. Not only was this Jordyn’s first time in California, but this was her first time riding on an airplane. To say she loved it would be an understatement. She has been asking every day, since we landed, if we’re “going to get on the airplane.” Every time she asks my heart does a little happy dance, because we all know, not all kids are fans of traveling by plane.
JORD: The Unique Gift
Mother’s Day is exactly 13 days away, and in addition to Mother’s Day, it’s graduation season. I love seeing all of the campaigns and preparation leading up to both of these special occasions. However, per usual, most of us haven’t purchased our Mother’s Day or graduation day gifts for these very special people, yet. Most of us end up purchasing the default gifts of brunch, flowers, gift cards, or even the fancy and pricey spa day. Why not be original and unique in your gift giving this Mother’s Day and graduation day season?
Now, at first glance you may think, what is so special about a watch? But I promise you JORD watches are quite unique for the fact they are made out of wood. Yes, you read that correctly, the watches are made out of different types of wood. These watches are so uniquely beautiful and light! I love watches, but I have avoided wearing them for the most part because they tend to be a little too heavy on my wrist. However, my JORD watch is so light I tend to forget I am even wearing a watch at all. I personally loved the Fieldcrest Dark Sandalwood watch. Here are a few pictures I’ve taken of this beautiful watch.
Whether you are looking for a gift for men or women, younger or older, there is a watch for everyone on JORD’s website during this special gift giving season. (Click here for the men’s watches and click here for the women’s watches).
If you need one more reason to purchase one of these watches, I am currently running a contest where the first place winner receives a $100 off gift code towards the watch you choose (list of watches on the entry form). Even better, even if you don’t win, anyone who enters the contest will automatically receive a $25 off gift code towards any watch listed on the giveaway form. Can’t get any better than everyone being a winner, right? To enter this contest click on my direct link: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/jamiesondiaries. This contest will be open until May 28th, 2017 at 11:59pm. The codes for the giveaway will expire July 31st, 2017. Head on over to my giveaway link and enter today!
DIY Easter Basket
Easter 2017 is exactly three days away and I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by. My little one, Jordyn, will be three years old this June. Ever since she was born I have found a new hobby in do-it-yourself projects for toddlers. Read More
Vacation Checklist for Toddlers
Exactly one week from today we will be landing in sunny California for some much-needed family and friends time. I’ve been counting down this vacation since we booked the tickets a few months ago. We have so many great events planned out and restaurants to try for the first time. I haven’t been to California in a few years so this will be a nice refresher. Especially since I’ll be going to a few places in California for the first time. Example: San Diego.Read More
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wrap
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
For the last few weeks, my go to substitute meal, has been tuna salad lettuce wraps. Once upon a time, when I wasn't trying to lose weight, I would've made a delicious, calorie packed tuna melt. Since I don't have the luxury of eating whatever I want and not gaining weight I decided to get creative and find a way to still eat my delicious salad with a healthier alternative to bread. The first time I used an alternative, I used the Kellogg's Special K Sea Salt Cracker Chips, and used them as scoops for the tuna salad. It was good, but it still wasn't what I was looking for. The following week, I had bought a fresh head of iceberg lettuce from the commissary (grocery store) the day before, and decided to try lettuce wraps in place of the bread and crackers. It was delicious! I immediately knew this would be a future blog post recipe. I specifically wanted to do it for a Spring time recipe because of how fresh and light this meal is. It is also a quick meal which means you have more time to go out and enjoy the outdoors vs. cooking for an hour or two. An added plus, my two-year-old toddler LOVES this meal too. However, like most little ones, she prefers the sea salt cracker chips vs. the fresh lettuce wrap. 🙂
- 4 oz Albacore Tuna (in water) drained
- 2 Tbsp Miracle Whip or mayo
- 1 Tbsp Honey Mustard
- 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Minced Onion
- 2 Tbsp Diced Red Bell Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- Pinch of Sea Salt optional
- Chopped Scallion optional for garnish
Place your eggs in a small pot and cover them completely with water. Let them boil for 8 minutes before turning off the stove and allowing them to sit in the hot water for an additional two minutes.
While your eggs are boiling, chop up your onions, and red bell pepper, place to the side in a small dish.
Combine your coarse black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt in a separate dish and place to the side.
Open and drain your can of tuna. Scoop your tuna into a bowl large enough to hold all of your ingredients, and still have room for mixing without making a mess.
Run cold water over your hard boiled eggs and peel them as the water runs. Cut your eggs into small cubed size pieces and add to the bowl of tuna.
Add your chopped vegetables and seasonings to your bowl of tuna and eggs. Lastly, add your Miracle Whip and honey mustard to the bowl of ingredients and mix until combined.
Enjoy your meal!
DIY Flower Hand Print
This past week, it has felt like Spring, here in Montana. The beautiful weather, the leaves growing on the trees, smells of BBQ around the neighborhood, etc. It has completely gotten me in the Spring mood which means it’s time for Spring decor in and around the house. I decided I wanted to add more of my little one’s artwork for decor around the house so we made a Spring craft last night. Read More
Jamieson Diaries Remodel
Hello everybody and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! My corned beef and cabbage has been slow cooking most of the afternoon. I am super excited to eat this delicious meal with my family this evening. Read More
International Women's Day
Happy International Women’s Day everyone but especially to all my ladiesssss! Women are amazing. Women of all colors, ethnicities, occupations, and living in countries all over the world. We are powerful. We are strong. We are beautiful.Read More
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