Wedding inspiration, ideas and all things creative!


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Finding an outlet to let my creative juices flow, I decided to start a wedding blog.  Hope you enjoy my findings, thoughts, dreams, ideas and creative plugs of lovely inspiration.  Through life’s journey we find a fascinating road, but why not take the scenic route?!


Hey I’m just Jaime…but if you understood you’d see a lot more! 

“My art and profession is to live…” -Author Unknown

“If you don’t have it here (pointing to the heart) it doesn’t matter what you have here (pointing at the head)” – Barbara Johnson

 I love my husband.  Very much! I love CHRISTMAS! I love people.  I like dark chocolate, but anything chocolate will do.  I love art. I enjoy drawing, and am proud to say I’m finally getting back into it.

I love dancing, whether it’s with my girlfriends or for my husband! I love shoes. I love challenges, being creative, thinking of new ideas. Which is why I LOVE planning weddings & parties.   I’ve enjoyed planning all my friends’ birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers bachelorette parties and weddings!   I also have helped plan benefits with my friend Angela, for Mpower (Musicians for Mental Health, which is part of The National Mental Health Association,

I love taking pictures because I love to hold onto memories.  I enjoy all of nature but not the bugs or tornados.  Especially spiders.  I hate spiders. Ew.

I’m a girl who grows attached to amazing people I meet in life, a sentimentalist. When I say something I mean it.  I’m nice.  In fact, some people have said that when they first met me they thought I was fake, because they didn’t believe that I was really just nice like that all the time.  Well, it’s just me, I’m the farthest thing from fake.  I’m very sincere, trustworthy, honest, and humble.  But I can be a bitch if I need to.

I have strong Faith in the Man upstairs, however I do not go to Church like I should.  Once in a while, and when I do go it’s like a weight has been lifted off my back, but not as often as I’d like.  But I pray anyway.  Because God’s gotten me through so many hard times in my life.  Amen!

I believe everything in life happens for a reason.  I’m optimistic.  I see the good, the value, the abilities in people.  I believe everyone deserves a chance at their dreams. 

I am strong.  Some see me as naive because I’m nice, but it just makes me stronger.  I have been through many hard times in my life but I’ve always hung in there, and gotten through them just fine, maybe with a tear drop or two, but mostly fine.  I always come out on top.  Sometimes it may take a while, but I know everything will always turn out ok in the end.

I see the “beauty” inside even the “ugly” people.  Because we’ve all been there at some point in our lives.  I love baking but hate cooking.  I am currently “domestically disabled” but willing to learn.  I’m a fast learner.  Teach me, and I’ll obsess to master it.  Because I have passion.

I am a computer dork.  Mostly because I’m wedding obsessed and blogging helps me share it with others!  I love keeping in touch with not only people in my life, but the beautiful things in life that inspire me.  Life is too short to NOT keep in touch.  I have a “silky blanky” that my Nini and Pumpa made for me.  I love it.  I cry at sappy movies.

 I don’t do drugs.  But I do smoke cigarettes.  I am looking to find a way to quit smoking though.  If you don’t smoke now, don’t ever start.  It’s dumb, and so bad for you, not to mention a very disgusting and expensive habit to have!!!

I love my cat.  I love bubble baths.  I love CHICAGO pizza and Portillo’s.  When I get in the mood to clean I go crazy…but I can’t stop because that mood doesn’t come along very often…ha ha.  Tip for cleaning: turn the music up!  My mom taught me that.  I love my mom by the way…and my whole family..all my friends.

I love snow caps.  And jelly bellies. Key lime pie if it’s fresh.  Filet Mignon. Yes, you could call me a “steak and mashed potatoes girl”.

I have a husband I hold very dear to me, and I truly consider him my “God-Sent”. He’s so good to me.  And he loves me. I’m so blessed!  Did I mention I’m blessed?

I don’t like shopping.  I’m a “girly girl” who’s not very girly. I do like to dress up on occasion though.  And I love wearing high heels!  I’d rather spend money on things for the home than on clothes, shoes, makeup, nails, etc.  I’m far from materialistic.

I didn’t come from money, nor do I have a lot of it.  But I can, however, say I’ve lived life, and have a trail of bills to prove it!  Oops.  I cherish and am grateful for everything I have.  Because there are so many people that don’t have anything at all.  I always count my blessings.

I love crafts.  I enjoy making things, artsy stuff.  From boxes to bottles to frames to anything…if I get to use art supplies I’m in heaven.  I need to buy some more art supplies.  I love scrapbooking, but it’s so expensive so I really don’t do it.

I love Barbies!  Did I mention I love CHOCOLATE?! What else do you want to know?  If you know me, you already probably know all this. However I continue to write novels because that’s what I do, and if you know me well you know that about me.







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Written by Jaime

th-07:00p31-07:0005b-07:00Tue, 15 May 2007 18:56:20 -0700 11, 2008 at 6:56 pm

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  1. Hi! Thanks so much for linking to me. We moved though and if you want to update your links that would be fabulous! and the name: planning…forever events

    You don’t have to post this comment, I just couldn’t find a way to email you privately. thanks again and sorry to hear about your computer! RIP

    saundra wiht planning forever events

    th-07:00p30-07:0011b-07:00Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:30:35 -0700 11, 2008 at 3:30 pm

  2. Love ya Jaim!!!!

    Dad Nichols

    st-07:00p31-07:0012b-07:00Mon, 31 Dec 2007 08:44:47 -0700 11, 2008 at 8:44 am

  3. Hi there! Thank you so much for linking me to your web site! I’m honored!

    Love & Soul Always, Kay

    BTW: Love & Soul Always means do what you love and feed your soul — I think that you get that already.

    Kay at Howerton+Wooten Events

    th-07:00p31-07:0001b-07:00Fri, 11 Jan 2008 08:28:34 -0700 11, 2008 at 8:28 am

  4. Barbie rocks.

    Chocolate rocks more than Barbie.

    That being said, I would probably eat a chocolate Barbie.

    But that’s why my @$$ is in my garage every day hitting the heavy bag.


    th-07:00p31-07:0001b-07:00Sun, 13 Jan 2008 20:23:26 -0700 11, 2008 at 8:23 pm


    OMG I MISS YOU!!!!! I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since your wedding!!!!!!

    Send me your addy to my email and I will send you some treats!!! Thanks for the link!

    I miss ya!


    nd-07:00p29-07:0002b-07:00Sat, 02 Feb 2008 05:02:44 -0700 11, 2008 at 5:02 am

  6. Thanks for the blurb and the kind words!


    Kevin Teachey

    th-07:00p29-07:0002b-07:00Tue, 12 Feb 2008 21:39:26 -0700 11, 2008 at 9:39 pm

  7. Thanks for the link.

    Congrats for the blog

    I am happy to link back to you to.



    rd-07:00p29-07:0002b-07:00Sat, 23 Feb 2008 14:21:24 -0700 11, 2008 at 2:21 pm

  8. Thank you, tojulius, for adding my link, that’s very kind of you! 🙂 I’m honored…and looking forward to reading more of your wonderful posts!
    Have a great day –
    Jaime 🙂


    rd-07:00p29-07:0002b-07:00Sat, 23 Feb 2008 14:40:41 -0700 11, 2008 at 2:40 pm

  9. Hey Jaime!

    Thanks for the link to my site- and THANKS for all the Chicago links too- you’re making me homesick!!!!!


    Kim Petyt

    th-07:00p31-07:0003b-07:00Tue, 11 Mar 2008 16:03:55 -0700 11, 2008 at 4:03 pm

  10. I have linked to you. I hope that you feel inspired to do the same. My new-ish blog is: Wedding Scoops and you can find it at:

    Miss. Scoop

    th-07:00p31-07:0007b-07:00Thu, 10 Jul 2008 20:58:55 -0700 11, 2008 at 8:58 pm

  11. Hi Jaime,

    I LOVE your blog! I’m the Chicago designer of the popular national product called the Honeymoon Bag TM {a chic reversible travel tote designed to take honeymoon essentials from the plane to the beach}. I’d love to meet you being that we are both Chicagoans! View product pictures on my website Hope you like my product enought to review it on your blog.

    You can reach me via email at In the meantime, I’ve enclosed information about the Honeymoon Bag TM below.

    Kind regards,
    Maritza Buelvas

    Start your honeymoon off in style with a bag that will keep your travel
    essentials in check and score you some VIP treatment too.

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    maritza buelvas

    th-07:00p31-07:0008b-07:00Tue, 26 Aug 2008 04:00:41 -0700 11, 2008 at 4:00 am

  12. J’aime “It’s a Jaime Thing!”

    You’ve got a creative and INFORMATIVE website. Really quite an accomplished work. I’m very impressed!

    Fond Regards,

    Larry Green

    Music on the Strand's DJ Entertainment

    th-07:00p31-07:0008b-07:00Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:09:13 -0700 11, 2008 at 11:09 am

  13. Oh my gosh, this is too funny…I have a blanket called ‘silky blanky’ too! Maybe it is a Chicago thing? 🙂 And Portillo’s is great. I don’t even like fries…except when at Portillo’s. Yum! k


    st-07:00p31-07:0001b-07:00Sat, 31 Jan 2009 00:07:49 -0700 11, 2008 at 12:07 am

  14. […] You’ll find a slew of brilliant ideas and lots of eye candy. (Personally, I love her ‘about me’ page. This gal is the real deal, and she knows how to […]

    Intimate Weddings Giveaway at It’s a Jaime Thing | Intimate Weddings - Small Wedding Blog

    th-07:00p28-07:0002b-07:00Tue, 17 Feb 2009 13:12:22 -0700 11, 2008 at 1:12 pm

  15. Hello Jaime – My name is Jeff Kear, and I wanted to start by saying I love dark chocolate, too. My fiancee only likes milk chocolate, so we’re a good match because we don’t really like each others’ chocolate.

    But back to why I’m writing … I would love to get your opinion on something. My friends and I just launched a free online wedding planner for brides-to-be, and I wanted to see if you would take a look at it and let me know what you think. We built it specifically for DIY and budget-minded brides, but we think any bride would find it useful.

    Of course, we’re also trying to get the word out about this site, so if you like it and think your readers would, too, we would be honored if you would mention it to your readers, whether it was in a blog entry or even a link in a recommended vendors or resources area. Our site is called, and you can sign up for your own account if you like or view a sample account at

    Just let me know if there is anything I can do to return for this favor … I’d be glad to post a link for you on our site if you’d like.

    Thanks so much for your time, and don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you have questions.

    Take care,

    P.S. If you do want to include a link to our site, here’s a blurb you can include if you want:

    My Wedding Workbook is an easy-to-use, comprehensive online wedding planner that helps brides-to-be stay on top of all their wedding details, includuing budgets, guest lists, calendars, RSVPs, gifts and more.

    Jeff Kear

    rd-07:00p30-07:0004b-07:00Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:58:04 -0700 11, 2008 at 12:58 pm

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