• I’m so busy. We’re so busy. He’s so busy. Life is busy. I hear this a lot. I actually say this a lot. Every week is busy. I get frustrated when I hear myself say this. I have the same number of hours in a week as you do. The same number of hours in… [Read More]

    The art of being busy
  • I was thinking earlier this week of several other bloggers who have recently (in the past 6 months) posted a narrative of their days. Many work from home or are stay at home parents, so their days differ from mine in many ways. Kristina Grum posted on her blog about tracking a day in her… [Read More]

    Full days…an experiment. #fulldays
  • We’ve been eating a lot of comfort food the past several weeks (months?) The weather has been so cold, and when it’s so cold, I reach for the carbs. This next week is supposed to be nicer (warmer – maybe even 60s one day!) and we’re planning several days of salad. Our waistlines will thank… [Read More]

    Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl #recipe #eMeals
  • My friend Mendie is in town. We were originally going to have dinner last night, but when the forecast took a turn for the worst, I took the afternoon off and grabbed one of our extra passes (thanks to being a passholder, we had some extra passes that expire this weekend.) We decided to see… [Read More]

    Touring Biltmore in 30 minutes or less #QuickTrips #Biltmore #Asheville #outaboutNC
  • I’m going to count this as one of my #15in15. I got this idea from a friend, and she happened to have a Cricut that she cut her petals from. I did not have that, so I had to wing it. I wanted to create Valentines for my son’s daycare group, and I had to… [Read More]

    Cute flower Valentines for kids #diy #crafts

Old School Blogging: Life questions #OSBlog #blogging

Family farm in Pennsylvania

Old school blogging is back! (I’m just late to the game this month and am not technically linking up.) These are some of my favorite posts. They get back to why I really started blogging the early years – who doesn’t love answering random questions?? Are you young at heart or an old soul? I […]

Friday 5: Late night fun, ice cream trucks #Friday5


So much has happened this week. I felt like Wednesday should have been Friday and my whole week was thrown off. I don’t like when that happens. 1. We took a walk on Wednesday (we really need to get back into the evening walk habit) and heard the ice cream truck. We even saw the […]

Spring at Biltmore Estate…giveaway time! #BiltmoreBlooms


My love for Biltmore runs deep. We’ve had season passes for several years (and just renewed our passes two weeks ago for another year.) I love spring and fall on the estate grounds. I have a race there in a few weeks, and we’ll get over there at least once over the summer. When the […]

Chuggington Live! (in photos!) #ChuggingtonLive @USCellularCTR


We attended Chugginton Live last night at the US Cellular Center in Asheville. We mentioned it to my son over the weekend, and his excitement built from there. Yesterday morning when he woke up he said, “what is it today?” I told him it was Tuesday (and that he had a dentist appointment) and he […]

Biltmore Estate in the spring #BiltmoreBlooms


Last weekend, we were in town, family had just left and our out of town friends had also left town. It was a fun-filled weekend, but we needed some family-downtime, just the three of us. So we took off to the Biltmore Estate to check out the gardens. (Not going to lie. I was also […]

Create the book you’ve always wanted with Blurb #spon

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Like many great companies before it, Blurb was actually started by accident. In the early 2000s, Eileen Gittins, Blurbs’ Founder, rekindled a passion for photography while trying to figure out her next career gig. She […]

Stream of Consciousness – week 42 #SOCWeekend #blogging #freewriting

Well, this is a little late today. Sometimes I pre-write these posts. Sometimes I write them on Saturday morning. This week, I was trying to overcome my constant state of being busy, and this was pushed to the back burner. <a href=http://lovejaime.com/tag/SOC title=LoveJaime.com><img src=http://lovejaime.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SOCWeekend.jpg alt=Stream of Consciousness writing border=0 /></a> I ran 10 miles this […]

Friday 5: Flowers and cupcakes #Friday5


Cupcakes and flowers….two of my favorite things and they happen to be making a big appearance in today’s Friday 5. (I’m linking up with Emmy for Friday 5 – join us!) 1. I have a colleague who makes the best cupcakes. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll occasionally see me post pictures of the […]

Guest posting…on lacking inspiration

I’m over on SITS blog talking about blogging when you’re uninspired. It happens to me….a lot more than I’m willing to admit. Let’s face it. We all have those days, weeks or months where blogging is difficult. Call it writer’s block or lack of motivation – it happens to the best of us and can […]