Happy first officially day of fall! Yes, if you follow me on instagram then you know fall started on September 1st for me. But today marks the official first day of fall and it’s only right that we celebrate with a fall inspired drink. This Cinnamon Apple Pie Cocktail is the definition of fall in a drink. And who doesn’t love apple pie especially in the form of an adult beverage?Read More
Chicken Noodle Soup
It’s officially the first day of fall and I couldn’t be happier. Fall is hands down my favorite season. What is there not to love about it? The crisp fresh air, beautiful orange, red and yellow leaves, apple cider, pumpkin spice, hoodie weather, etc. I could go on for days. Unfortunately, we live in the south so half of my fall list means absolutely nothing. (insert hysterical cryin face here) Despite the summer weather outside, one of my absolute favorite parts of this season is soup is back in full swing. My family likes to eat soup year round, but we definitely kick it up a notch once fall has arrived. One of my go to easy soups for my family is my homemade chicken noodle soup. It’s full of fresh ingredients and is seriously so easy to make.Read More
“Coco” Painted Pumpkins
Making painted pumpkins for Halloween has become a yearly tradition for me. Each year I try to find a theme with three to four printable characters for my pumpkins. In past years I’ve done Nightmare Before Christmas, Ninja Turtles, classic monsters etc.
This year I turned to my Facebook family and friends for ideas on pumpkins this year. A few people mentioned the movie “Coco” and I realized as much as I love the movie this would be the perfect craft. I also knew it would be a challenge for freehand drawing to make the characters look like exact like movie.Read More
30 Gifts For 30 Years
September 27th, 1988 is the day and year a star was born.
OK, now that I got that out of the way I can be serious now hahaha.
Today is my 30th birthday and I couldn’t be more grateful or full of love. I’m grateful to have made it to see the age of 30. There are many who never did, or will, and for this I am forever thankful each year God allows me to grow a year older.
I decided to take a break from blogging earlier this year due to my pregnancy. It was an exhausting pregnancy and I struggled with staying awake the entire day let alone run a blog in the process. I’ve had plenty of time to plan and have some quality blog posts coming your way soon. From recipes to personal stories to DIY projects. They’re all coming soon.Read More
It may be November 4th, but it’s never too late to say, “Happy November”, right? I didn’t think so. Life has been crazy and hectic since returning from our three-week vacation last week, Saturday. Somehow, no matter how much I do, I still feel like I’m twelve steps behind. I will eventually catch up and be back to my “normal” in the next week or so. My blog post this upcoming Sunday will be an awesome recap of our vacation for those of you who would like details. 🙂
I’ve decided for the month of November, at least 90% of my blog posts, will be around the theme of thankfulness. Sometimes we misunderstand the idea of thankfulness and I want to do my best to fix it within myself and those of you who love to read my posts. We tend to wait for major events to happen to be thankful instead of being thankful for the little everyday things we take for granted. I’m going to do my best to highlight what’s important and to be thankful for all of them.
To all of my Chicago family and friends, I hope those of you who were able to attend the Chicago Cubs victory parade today had an amazing time, and remember this forever. Today’s crowd of 5 million registered as the 7th largest gathering in history. Way to set the bar for everyone else, Chicago! Fly the W and Go Cubs, Go!
I hope everyone has a great weekend, a safe weekend, filled with tons of laughs and love!
Happy Fall 2016!
It’s officially the greatest season of the year! Break out the apple/pumpkin picking, crisp air, hoodies, hot chocolate, pumpkin flavored everything, beautiful colored trees, etc. I could go on and on for hours telling you everything wonderful about this perfect season.Read More
Bananas Foster Banana Bread
I was cleaning my kitchen the other day when I noticed I had an entire bunch of bananas, on my counter, had already turned bad, and needed to be used ASAP. I naturally thought of making banana bread with them, because that’s always my default answer to using old bananas, but I wanted to do something a little different with the banana bread.Read More
“In A Sentimental Mood”
Happy Music Monday! This is one of my all time favorite instrumentals. I mean, how can you ever go wrong with the collaboration genius of, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane? There is something about the arrangement of this song that screams “cozy fall weather”in my mind. It’s probably becauseRead More
Fall TV Premiere Dates:
If you’re a fall TV show junkie like myself then you’ve been waiting for these return dates since the shows ended months ago. Thankfully, shows will start making their return as soon as this upcoming, Monday! Read More
Summer Hiatus Over: Jamieson Diaries Is Back!
Happy September everybody! It’s been a very, what seems to be, short yet long three and a half months since I’ve last been here, but oh man am I happy to be back. In mid May (right after Mother’s Day to be exact) I decided to take a mini hiatus from blogging and concentrate more on social media connecting and sharing through pictures, tweets, and videos. I knew my youngest sister would be coming here to visit for the summer and we would all be engaging in summer activities and vacations that I decided it would be best to simply have uninterrupted fun while the short summer months were here. Although summer isn’t technically over, it’s pretty safe to say the kids being back in school, earlier sunsets, and fall decor in stores signifies in all of our minds, it’s over. I’m not complaining in the least bit though because I absolutely LOVE fall! But I’ll get more into my love of fall in a blog post later this month ;-).
I had a great summer filled with tons of love and laughs from loved ones. I hope you all enjoyed your summers as well and are successful in whatever this upcoming season has planned for you.
I wanted to say hello to all of you, tell you I’ve missed you, and can’t wait to share more awesome content with my even more awesome readers.
Happy Thursday folks!