And The Moment Has Arrived…


My attendance here on this blog has spotty at best — much like my attendance to my one and only 8am class of my college career. I am so not a morning person; just like I’m apparently not a blogger who can also juggle planning a wedding and losing her job in one summer.


I’m back. I’m married. Unemployed. Relaxed. A little tan. Ready to blog.Ā  And happy. Really, really happy and ready to start a lot of new things in life and on this blog. I’ve had posts half finished in drafts since about January. Things I’ve worked on and was really excited about but never finished because my real life was just too demanding.

I’m so excited for all sorts of new possibilities.

For the first time in about a year I feel so refreshed and renewed. I mean, let’s be real here…I was so stressed that the week leading up to the wedding I got STRESS INDUCED SHINGLES. Go figure! It could have been the relaxing honeymoon or the fact that the wedding planning monster has jumped off my back or the fact that I am not in fact sitting at a desk at a job I loathe. I don’t know what it is but I’m ready for all of the NEW.

I’m going to write up a proper wedding recap post at some point but for the moment here’s a sneak peak:

Stolen from Steph Su’s recap of my wedding. So happy April & Steph were able to come share this special day with me. Book bloggers = seriously real friends.



Our bookish centerpieces — vases are stacked on books, every table number had a different quote from a book on the back. Had John Green quotes, Charles Dicken, Suzanne Collins, ee cummings and more!


My gorgeous niece before the wedding!

Picture in the limo that my dad took of me. Love that my sis is cheesing it up in the background.Ā  Totally an us picture!

And that’s it for now! Now I go onward to tackle the huge list of books I read and need to review in the past month or so! I did some good honeymoon reading!!

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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. CONGRATS!! You are (were?) a beautiful bride!!

    Welcome to the club of old married people!!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  2. Ginger @ GReads! says:

    Yay NEW!! I love this & I love YOU. Congrats again & happy happy onward šŸ™‚

  3. Congratulations! What lovely wedding. Hope you’re marriage is LONG and HAPPY. I didn’t know you’re from Bucks County. I grew up in Warminster (well during my high school years anyway). And I got married in Willow Grove. Anyway, small world. Blessings on many good things to come.

  4. welcome back. congratulations, and you look beautiful. Can’t wait to see your full wedding update šŸ™‚

  5. Congrats Jamie! You’re dress is beautiful!!! I wish you and Mr. Jamie all luck and love.

  6. Congrats! I’m so happy to hear that you are happy and relaxed.

  7. YAY! SO many congratulations, Jamie! Cannot wait for your official wedding post! xoxo

  8. YAH BOOIIIII. šŸ™‚ Congrats Congrats! Tell Will to cook you some dinner to put that new flatware to use! xoxoxo

  9. Congrats!! You look gorgeous – can’t wait to see more pictures šŸ™‚

  10. Contratulations!

  11. Congrats!!! I love weddings. I wish you and your new hubs a fantastic life together!!

  12. I have to point out, that you look gorgeous šŸ˜€ Congratulations on your big day! And I’m glad you’re back!!!

  13. You were (are) so beautiful! Congratulations and so glad you’re back and happy!

  14. You look beautiful! I actually chose to leave my job, and will be doing a little bit of traveling with my husband, which is why I started my book blog, but take this as a time to find a job you actually WANT to do! šŸ™‚ Good luck!

  15. Congrats, Jaime! I’ve been following everything on Twitter and I’m super happy that everything went as smoothly as you wanted to. Plus, I’m jealous of your honeymoon, it looked like heaven.

  16. Aw, yay! Congratulations on your marriage, and I hope this next phase of life is awesomesauce! šŸ˜€

  17. Congratulations! You look beautiful in your dress! šŸ˜€

  18. Congrats Jamie!!! I am SO happy for you! You look so pretty!!!

  19. Welcome back, and congratulations! I hope you will still have lots of time for reading, and that your hubby shares that same passion. maybe you will review books together?

  20. CONGRATS! You looked beautiful! šŸ™‚

  21. Congrats, Jamie!

  22. Love the bookish centerpieces! Hope to see more pics soon! xo

  23. CONGRATS!! Can’t wait to see your pics and reviews. So glad you’re feeling refreshed and happy! šŸ™‚

  24. Love it — you look gorgeous! Congrats! =)

  25. Congratulations!! You look beautiful and I’m so happy for you! I can’t wait to read a full wedding recap! šŸ™‚

  26. Your dress looks gorgeous! But more importantly (although, I’ve heard the *right* dress is totally the most important thing) I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling better about life in general. It sounds like you’ve gotten rid of a lot of stress–crappy job, planning a wedding. I hope you’re now able to enjoy this time in your life.

  27. WOOOOOOOOOOT. Congrats! You look beautiful. I can’t wait to hear more.

    Glad to hear you are tan, relaxed, and happy! That is so important. ENJOY IT.

  28. Michelle James says:

    Best Wishes! You look gorgeous! Beautiful gown! Your niece is darling!

  29. I <3 everything about this post. I'm SO happy for you girl!!!!

  30. WOOHOO!!!! This is just darn lovely!!!
    So excited you’re back, less stressed, and married to the best dude for YOU!!

    YAY for Jamie!! <3 <3 <3

    Also, I'm ready to hear about your good reads!

  31. Gorgeous! Love it! Wheee!

  32. Congratulations again!! You look absolutely beautiful and I love the pictures I spotted on Steph’s blog! I’m glad you got to destress on your honeymoon! šŸ™‚

  33. Congratulations my dear Jamie! You looked absolutely gorgeous, and I can’t wait to hear EVEN MORE about your wedding (though I loved Steph’s recap!). I’m excited that you’re back to blogging, as I’ve missed you and your posts and you on Twitter <3

  34. Congrats and welcome back! Take your time and ease back into it all. Fourteen years ago, I also got the stress-induced rash that hurt. so. bad. it still gives me nightmares, so I (literally) know your pain. Can’t wait to read your reviews and wedding recap!

  35. Congrats Jamie! So happy for you and you look so beautiful in your pictures. šŸ™‚ So glad that you have such an upbeat look at everything from this point on. It is great to think of this as a NEW beginning for everything in your life. šŸ™‚ *hugs*

  36. You look beautiful! Love the dress. Congratulations!

  37. Oh my! You are so gorgeous Jamie! What a wonderful day! Congratulations on your marriage and for planning everything so incredibly well! You did an amazing job. And I still have no idea how you did everything you did this summer, but it all turned out wonderful. Congratulations again!!! Best wishes on a very very happy married life! xo

  38. Big, big congrats! Looks like a beautiful day, and you were a gorgeous bride. I can feel the sense of newness in your post — good luck with everything that comes next!

  39. Congrats! Love the pictures! You look so beautiful!

  40. Love this! Love you! Yay married lady!!!!

  41. You look so lovely! Congrats on your marriage. I wish the two of you a long and happy life together :]

  42. I know I’m super late, but CONGRATS! šŸ˜€ I haven’t been catching up on my blogs lately…so bad. >< So finally doing that, glad I came back and saw this post! You look absolutely beautiful and it was amazing that April and Steph was there. šŸ˜€

  43. Awww, that’s so awesome. Congrats!

  44. Awww these pictures are gorgeous! I love how you wore your hair down with the flower- so classic! šŸ™‚

  45. You love b-e-a-utiful!


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