About Jamie

Hey there!  My name is Jamie Austin.  I'm so glad you've stopped by to check out my little blog.  Here are a few things you might want to know about me...and possibly a few things you'll wish you didn't know. ;-)

  • First and foremost, I'm OBSESSED with planning parties.  Did I make that clear enough?  Actually, obsessed probably isn't a strong enough word... Is there a word that means more than obsessed?  Use that one, it's more accurate.
  • I do believe that you can have a great party or event on a small budget.  That being said, when planning my own parties, I almost always spend too much.  I seem to feel the need to incorporate every idea that I have for a party.  I never want to leave anything out.  I'm working on that.... My husband says I have to stop spending all our money on parties. :-(
  • When I started this blog, I didn't really think it would last.  I didn't think I could be witty, charming, interesting...all the things I feel like a blogger should be.  Now, (and I'm totally not trying to brag here)  I'm kind of proud of myself.  Do I feel like I need improvement?  ABSOLUTELY!!!  But, I've done a lot more than I thought I could.
  • I have two kids, a 9 year old son and a 13 year old daughter (Lord help us!) and a husband who is my best friend.
  • I buy an unsweetened iced tea and an apple fritter every morning.  See, I told you there'd be stuff you didn't care to know.
  • I have a little OCD problem.  It really comes out when I'm trying to set up a party.
  • I've decided you're probably getting tired of reading about me, so I'm going to wrap this up.
One last thing.  A short list of what I hope to improve about this little blog of mine.
  • I hope to post more often.  I know I don't write often enough.
  • I want to include more DIY party crafts and décor.
  • I want to start staying on budget so that I can show you guys that having a nice party doesn't mean spending your bill money for the month. (And yes, I have been guilty of this)
So, there you have it.  A little (or a lot) about me.  Comments from you guys leave a huge smile on my face, so please, leave me some love!  You don't want to be responsible for me getting frown lines, do you?


  1. I think you're very charming and funny Jamie! And I can relate to the OCD problem---only mine comes out in organizing/decorating my house! Keep up the great work!

    1. Thank you Susan! I wish mine would come out when I am trying to organize my house! ;-)

  2. where did you find the wonderful colors for the baby shower, aqua, lime green, orange, chevron, and polka dots for the tablewear

    1. All of the tableware came from Party City. They usually have those colors in stock, but if not, you can also check their website. Hope this helps! :-)