Hey there! I’m Jamie. Welcome fellow moms, friends, family, and simply anyone else visiting Pigtails & Pinot!
What you’ll get here is a little bit of everything. A little bit of lifestyle, food/wine, fitness, and travel, but most importantly…motherhood and all of it’s crazy beautiful moments. I’m no expert by any means, but I have two little girls, Josie and Isla, that keep me smiling and on my toes. They have the whine, and I drink the wine!
A little about me….I live in Virginia and are surrounded by beautiful views and mountains, lots of wineries and breweries, and are just a short drive to DC, MD, WV, PA, NC. I recently left my job as the Marketing Manager at a local community bank where I’d been for almost 10 years. I’m now living that stay at home mom life–and loving every minute!
My best times are spent with family and friends. My girls are my life and any moment with them is cherished time…even in the toughest of times. Though, I do love a date night with my hubs or a good girls night. Every mom needs a girls night ever so often! It’s good for the soul. Wineries with my girlfriends are so fun. Good company + a beautiful view + a great glass of wine. I mean, what could be better? Shopping is a close 2nd and since I’m constantly feeling the urge to redecorate something in my house, I spend a lot of time perusing Home Goods and Hobby Lobby. I’m a little crafty and love to cook–especially trying out new recipes (helloooo Pinterest). I also love to bake and my husband unfortunately (for him!)isn’t a big sweets fan. He has come a long way over the years though!
Okay, enough about me. Moving on to the most important peeps in my life. Those who truly make me who I am.
I’ve been married for 5 years to my husband and forever love, Aaron. We were “matched” on eHarmony back in 2008 while he was traveling for work. We literally talked/emailed for three (THREE!) months before even meeting each other face to face. Crazy, right? Our “first date” was a little nerve-wracking to say the least, but after I got used this person I had known for months, I knew that I could not live with out him. The rest is history.
We knew we wanted to start a family quickly, so it wasn’t long after our wedding that we announced the news that we were expecting! Our sweet Josephine Lynn was born in May 2012 and has forever changed our lives ever since. She is the smartest, sassiest, most hilarious little person I’ve ever met, and yet she is the perfect mix of me and my husband. She loves to sing, dance, and wants to be a princess when she grows up! I’m fully supportive of that path and she will be OUR princess until then.
Is this not the sweetest little pigtail you’ve ever seen?! 🙂
Fast forward almost 4 years later, and Isla Belle was born in February 2017. This little girl was tough in the beginning, but boy does she have us all wrapped now. Her 1st birthday is quickly approaching and I can’t even believe how fast the time goes and how much our babies change in that first year! We love her to pieces! But she and her sister really have the cutest personalities as you can see if you follow me on Instagram.
We have a dog, Riley, who completes our little family. The girls adore him and since he has been with me over 8 years, he’ll always be my original “baby”.
Welcome to my perfectly imperfect little world. Thanks for being here!