Raise your hand if you love brussel sprouts? Now raise your hand if you used to hate brussel sprouts but now you love them? If your hands were up for both of those questions then we have a lot in common. Brussel sprouts seems to be one of those vegetables people either hate or love. There tends to be no in between on indecisiveness when it comes to these little veggies. However, I challenge you to give these Sweet Chili Brussel Sprouts a try even if you don’t particularly care for Brussel sprouts. The mix of flavors bring such a unique sweet and savory taste that can surely make any vegetable taste delicious.Read More
15 Black Character Children’s Books
We’re half through Black History Month 2022 and it’s been one to remember already. One way we celebrate this month is by making sure our girls read books with characters who look like them. As most of us know we understand how important reading is for a child’s development and learning. It’s equally as important for our children to see books with characters who look and live similar lives to them. Just as it is important for them to see diversity in all aspects with characters. For those of you who are looking for Black character books for your child’s library- this 15 Black Character Children’s Books list is for you!Read More
The Art of Pausing When Necessary
If you’re an avid follower of my blog you probably noticed I was MIA last week. Between decompressing from a month long vacation, inauguration 2021, and getting back into the swing of virtual school it was an exhausting week. I normally push through tiredness but I’m learning the art of pausing when necessary. Last week was a much needed pause and I’m feeling refreshed for the new quarter and year.Read More
Jamieson Christmas Photos 2020
I’ve been playing around with my camera these last few weeks trying to figure out the capabilities. This Christmas makes one year since I’ve had my Canon Rebel T6 and only three months I’ve had my 50mm “fifty nifty” Canon lens. I took some beautiful photos for my Merry Berry Christmosas earlier this month and decided to try my hand at Christmas photos of my girls. Although there are slight adjustments to be made, I couldn’t be happier with how the Jamieson Christmas Photos 2020 turned out!Read More
Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
Tis’ the season to be merry and decorate everything. The house, Christmas tree, fire place mantel, dining room, etc.! But one of my favorite holiday DIY projects is making salt dough Christmas ornaments. They are super easy to make and all of the ingredients can be found right in your cabinets or pantry. The only things you need to buy, if you don’t already own them, is paint, pipe cleaners/string, and mod podge.Read More
5 Lessons Quarantine Taught Me
Most of us have been in some form of quarantine, isolation, shelter-in-place, since the end of March due to Covid-19. It has been a learning experience to say the absolute least. A rollercoaster of emotions filled with a lot of questions. We’ve learned details about ourselves, families, jobs, neighbors, etc. Through all of the uncertainty quarantine 2020 taught me many valuable lessons. Lessons I’m going to carry with me forever.Read More
Honey Roasted Garlic Brussel Sprouts
How many of you hated brussel sprouts when you were younger? *raises hand* I’m pretty sure I hated 99% of vegetables as a child. Which is funny considering how much I love 90% of vegetables as an adult. I’m not kidding when I say I made roasted brussel sprouts and mushrooms for a snack the other day. Who am I? Lol. One of my friends posted a status about her love of brussel sprouts a while ago. It dawned on me I haven’t tried brussel sprouts since I was little and I hated them. Her status convinced me to give them another try and I’m so happy I did. These honey roasted garlic brussel sprouts are currently one of my favorite veggie snacks.Read More
End of Summer 2019
Happy first Tuesday of August! I decided to take an impromtu break from the blog for the month of July. I took some time to soak up the last few weeks of summer break for my daughter. As well as, to enjoy exploring this beautiful state of Louisiana with my family since we’re still new here. I also took some time to regroup and rethink my strategy for my brand and business going foward. I’m going to continue to share majority scrumptious recipes on here,Read More
Tropical Mango Refresher
If you’re like myself and millions of other people around the world you are a fan of Starbucks. Well, at least one item on the Starbucks menu. I wouldn’t consider myself addicted like some people, but there is always one item on the menu drawing me in year round. Fall it’s the Pumpkin Spice latte or Frappuccino. Christmas season it’s the Cremé Brûlée latte or the Egg nog Frappuccino. Spring and summer it’s the Caramel Frappuccino. However, the one drink I love no matter the season is the Mango Drangonfruit Refresher. My sister got me hooked to it a little while back and it’s become one, of if not my absolutely favorite drink, on the Starbucks menu. It is for this reason I decided to create my own spin off of the Mango Dragonfruit Refresher. I used a few more tropical fruits and call it the Tropical Mango Refresher.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!