• Cinnamon Roll & Sprinkles

    Christmas Sweets & Treats

    I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones yesterday. It all comes and goes way too fast, but I’ve still got some photos to share with Christmas decor in the background so I’m holding on to the holiday for a little while longer. Plus, I’m headed to D.C. today for a few days and I’m sure my photos there will have Christmas decorations involved. Side note – as with all my trips I’ll be keeping a travel diary on here so starting tomorrow I’ll be documenting my trip until I return this weekend! I’m going to share what I wore for Christmas in a few days, but…

  • Blazer + Christmas Bow Brooch

    Christmas Bow Brooch

    I don’t remember why, but for some reason I was looking at bows on Etsy. Random, I know, but I really can’t remember why I was looking! Anyway, I came across this bow ribbon with a large beaded heart and it had the perfect Christmas colors – red and green. I thought it would be a perfect accessory for the holidays. Whether pinned to your button down as a sort of tie, on to a sweater as a brooch, or on to your tote bag as a little fun Christmas detail – I thought it would be so fun to work with. During my holiday photoshoot with Lauren, I decided…

  • Christmas Mantel
    Decor,  Home Decor

    More Christmas Decor

    Happy Wednesday! We’ve made it halfway through the week. I have just 7 more days of work (including today) before winter break! I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner. I’ve already shared with you all my Christmas tree this year and my garland on my stairs. Today I’m sharing some more Christmas decor I’ve got going on in here. My fireplace mantel, my buffet table, and my outdoor wreath. First, my fireplace. I got garland for my mantel and a wreath to put over it from Target. They didn’t come together, but they’re the same brand so they match. I thought about putting some of my LED lights…

  • Entertainment,  TV

    Hallmark Christmas Movies I Would & Have Watched Multiple Times

    If you know me, it’s no secret that I have a mild obsession with Hallmark movies. Sure they are predictable and many of them follow a similar formula – especially the romantic comedy ones. But I don’t care, I will still watch all the movies! The Christmas movies are especially my favorite. Some are much better than others. Some I watch and I really love and some I’m like eh, that was just okay. This season of Christmas movies on the channel started back at the end of October so I’ve already seen quite a few and there are still more to come leading up to the holiday. Some of…

  • Stocking Stuffer Ideas 2018
    Beauty,  Fashion

    Stocking Stuffer Ideas

    Who doesn’t love getting gifts in their stocking? Do you check your stocking first or last? I usually go to my stocking after I’ve finished opening up my gifts under the tree. Stocking stuffers are typically smaller gifts that can fit inside a stocking obviously, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are cheaper gifts. It just depends on what you and your family like to do. They can be small gifts that are also low in cost such as socks, or small in size only and be quite expensive like a nice pair of earrings. I don’t often do gift guides because I feel like most other bloggers out there do…

  • Plaid Sherpa Blanket
    Entertainment,  Food,  Home Decor,  TV

    November 2018 Favorites

    It’s the last day of November! How?! I felt like it was the beginning of November when Thanksgiving was around the corner and now we’re at the very end. As usual, I’ve rounded up some things I loved this month that made it into my monthly favorites. First up, I know everyone goes crazy for the Starbucks holiday cups but they really are so pretty. Here are shots of 2 of the designs. They just make me happy! Speaking about holiday, I put up my Christmas tree the weekend before Thanksgiving. Usually I wait until the day after but I was busy all Thanksgiving weekend so I did it early. I…

  • Christmas Tree - Nighttime
    Decor,  Home Decor

    Red, Green, & Gold Christmas Tree

    This year with my new townhouse I got a new Christmas tree from Costco. A pre-lit one, which is new to me. I have to say it was so much easier to not have to string the lights! The tree I got is 7 ft. tall and the lights can be white, colored, or alternate – which is the setting I normally have it on since I love both white and colored lights. The small lights are classic and clean, but part of me still misses those large old school bulbs! For my tree this year, I inadvertently got an assortment of red, green, and gold ornaments. When I went…

  • Christmas Ruffian nails

    Christmas Ruffian Nails

    Merry Christmas Eve! I can’t believe Christmas is actually here. It seems to have really crept up out of nowhere this year. My family and I are actually celebrating Christmas today because we’re flying out tomorrow morning for a family trip. I have a few posts scheduled to go up while I’m away and I will be starting some travel diary posts later on in the week while I’m gone. But, to see what I’m up to you can always check out my Instagram particularly my stories for live updates! I always try to do festive nails for Christmas and I’d been looking at ideas for a while. i wanted…

  • Entertainment,  Life

    Downton Abbey Exhibit & NYC at Christmas

    I love New York City at Christmas time. Every street is decorated and everything looks beautiful and magical. When I saw that the Downton Abbey – The Exhibition was going to be in New York I had to go and the fact that it was during the holiday season made it even more enticing. As luck would have it, it was a snowy day when I went two weekends ago making Christmas-time in the city even more magical. Before I share photos of the Christmas prettiness in the city, let me tell you briefly about the exhibit. If you are/were a fan of the show, the exhibit is such an…

  • Home Decor

    Christmas Tablescapes

    As many of you know, if you are a regular reader of Life According to Jamie, I love looking at different tablescapes and home decor inspo posts. I’ve done Thanksgiving tablescape posts twice before (catch my one from this year here) and I did a Christmas decor inspiration post last year. This year I wanted to do a Christmas tablescape inspo post. I found all of these on Pinterest, but have linked to the website where the pin was from (or at least where it brought me when I clicked on the pin). First up, I love these gold, sparkling Christmas trees as a centerpiece with the mixture of levels…