As promised….you’re probably wondering who the heck I am, sooo here goes nothing!
My name is Jamie – I’m a midwestern wife, mommy (and 2nd year substitute teacher). My hubby is Chris & my kiddies are Mac (8) & Parker (6). I’m a lover of the following:
FAMILY – I will choose family time over anything, always. I’m blessed with two very involved & supportive parents – my mom (“Mimi”) is my hero! We’re also what I call a “golf family” – my hubby is an avid golfer & our son has been golfing since he could hold a club. While I don’t play, I sure do love being on the course with the family & attending tournaments whenever they are in our neck of the woods. I mean, have you ever seen Tiger Woods play in person? It (was) magical. Sigh.
FOOD – My kitchen is my favorite room in our house! I love to cook & try new (healthy) recipes (and follow TONS of foodie blogs). While I try to eat very paleo-style (for various reasons…some allergy related, some just because it makes me feel better), I stick to the basic “healthy” route for the entire family. I’ll share new recipes and link you up to recipes frequently. We are definitely a foodie family! Our “Friday Night Pizza” has become quite a “thing” – my guest list on Friday evenings keeps growing! I love it!
FITNESS – If you know me, even just a little bit, you also know that I have a true passion for fitness. I have been an avid group fitness addict for YEARS and have yet to meet a format or class I haven’t loved (well, let’s not talk about PiYo). Currently I have a very endearing relationship with weight training, along with tiny cardio sessions. The more friends I can drag to the gym with me, the merrier! There’s just something special about group fitness & #fitfriends.
FASHION – I’d love to say that I shop often, but the reality is I’m a serial “shopping cart-filler.” I follow so many GREAT fashion blogs & Instagram accounts for style ideas….then, do my best to recreate them affordably. What mom doesn’t lean on stores like Target, Old Navy & Nordstrom Rack? And, let’s be honest…the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is probably one of my favorite times of the year (just around the corner, too)!!!
This is just a little sample of the things you’ll find on this blog. While I love to write, I also LOVE posting on Instagram, please follow me over there too! (@coffeeandcartwheels)
xoxo – Jamie