About The Jammie Girl

I’m sharing recipes and tips on being frugal while polishing up my photography and creative writing skills. There’s an occasional spiritual discussion, a book review here and there, and probably more pictures of my dogs than are strictly necessary. It’s part chat with a girlfriend over a glass of sweet tea, part conversation overheard in the grocery store checkout line, and part Thanksgiving dinner with the crazy branch of the family.


I’m a life-long Southerner who can’t live without sweet tea and comfort food.  I read constantly and am always on the lookout for a new author.  I have a lot of great decorating and craft ideas that I don’t have the patience to follow through on.  Given the choice, I’ll pick a nap over a workout any day of the week.  I believe all dogs, no matter how large, should be spoiled shamelessly and allowed to sleep in the bed.  I believe children should be hugged and told “I love you so much” as often as possible, no matter how old they get.  Family members who are eccentric should be enjoyed for their entertainment value, but family members who are mean should not be invited to visit.

I’ve been blogging since June 2009.  My children are mildly embarrassed by my blog and the chronicling of their day-to-day life, but my husband LOVES it because if I rant on the blog I get it all out of my system and he doesn’t have to listen to it.  He does subscribe to my blog via email, though, so he gets caught up at his convenience.  I worked full time for over twenty years as a cardiology nurse until multiple herniated discs, four neurosurgeries, and chronic pain made that impossible.

I love Twitter and Pinterest with all my heart and try to limit my time on Facebook as I’m a recovering Farmville addict.  I’m proud to announce my first ebook is for sale at Smashwords!  Or, if you prefer, it’s also for sale in a Kindle version at Amazon or a Nook version at Barnes and Noble!  Keep up to date with the latest tips and recipes for fans of my book on the Tight Budget, Tiny Kitchen, and No Time: How to Eat Well in Your First Apartment page.  

I’m currently keeping myself busy writing contemporary fiction and serving as a social media consultant when the opportunity arises.  Feel free to contact me via email me at angie@thejammiegirl.com if you have something to chat about you’d rather not post on the blog – I’d love to hear from you!


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LBDDiaries October 12, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Have you read Lisa Wingate? If not, start with her Texas trilogy – Texas Cooking, Lone Star Cafe, Over the Moon at the Big Lizard Diner. Read in order. Thank me later. She’s AWESOME (and clean). Oh, and you probably have to get her first book on ebay.


Megan (Best of Fates) October 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Ooh – I didn’t know you were going all WordPress, which is always a great decision. And I LOVE your new header. I’ll miss Ballard Boys but I think this is a great move for you.


Aruna October 13, 2010 at 9:25 am

I love your philosophy on the kid hugs!


Ashley Pichea October 28, 2010 at 10:50 am

I like your “elevator pitch”. It gives me a good picture of what your blog is about, without overloading me with details. I’d say you’re probably more of a “memoir blogger” rather than a “niche blogger” – a little of this and a little of that (which is WAY ok!). :) So glad to be doing this challenge together!


Angie October 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm

I’d never heard the term “memoir blogger” before – that’s exactly what I am :) I’m so glad to have a name for it finally!


crankyoldcow November 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Love your intro. You’ve inspired me to stop procrastinating and get writing. I don’t know why I find it so hard to write about “me”, it seem to be the one topic that causes serious ‘writer’s block”?


Angie November 13, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Do you have a friend who knows you well who can help out? A friend of mine was totally stumped on her “About Me” page and a wrote her three different versions, some silly, some serious. It pushed her in the right direction!


Robin Merrill January 17, 2011 at 11:31 am

Hahahaha! I’m a recovering Farmville addict too, and I just got this urge to send you a neighbor request, but alas, I resisted! :)


Samantha January 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Blogging is a great outlet and creative writing escape. I’ve been blogging since January of last year and love it!


Gina February 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Recovering Farmville addict. lol Had to block Farmville because some of my friends blew up my Facebook with requests. It seems adorable at the outset, but when I went to their walls and they contained nothing but posts about needing help on the farm, yuck. Thank goodness you got out!
I love that you rant online so your husband doesn’t have to hear it. I’m not sure how my boyfriend feels about my blog yet, except that he is supportive. It’s been less than a week. I suppose I should give it time. ♥


Angie February 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Less than a week blogging or less than a week with the boyfriend? LOL! Either way, congrats on the new adventure;)


Gina February 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Less than a week with the blog. One year with the boyfriend. Thanks again! ♥ And, for the record, I see tow things in my future that I don’t currently have, 1) a smart phone and 2) a laptop.
Got to get up to speed…being tied to a desk really is cramping my style.


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