Blog Swap with Pure Joy

Hello there stalkers…err…I mean readers of the Girl Creative! I’m hijacking Diana’s blog for the moment and can’t wait to *meet* you all. My name is Jamie and I’m the woman behind Pure Joy! I’ve been blogging for 6.5 years! Yes, that’s a little crazy. It started as a way to communicate with the kids in my youth group…it turned into a family blog and still is, but now it’s a family blog with fun…crafts, giveaways, tutorials, photos of my cute kids, you know, the usual stuff.

My husband and I met in college in Wisconsin, got married after a year of dating and a two year engagement. We moved to St. Louis so he could attend the Seminary to become a Pastor in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. We were blessed with our first child Naomi during his last year of school. We moved to Texas were Greg received his first call to serve as Associate Pastor. Our cute little man, Micah, was born 10 months after we moved to Texas. I’m currently cooking our third child who will be another Texan and born sometime in the month of October. So, there’s my family life in a nutshell.

I love staying home with my kids and am so blessed that my hubby works so hard in order for me to do just that. I also work as a photographer and have an etsy store to help pay some of the bills. In my spare time (when the kids are in bed) I love to sew, (mostly decorative stuff and clothes for my kids…I’m learning how to use patterns but I’m not a big fan!), I paint, I make felt food and just love to surf blogs and update mine!

Here is the most recent photo I have of all four of us together, it’s from December. I think it’s time to get us all together again for a photo…don’t you?!I worked on this name sign for a friend of mine.
She wanted something that represented
her husbands name and hobby!
I think it turned out pretty good.

I’d love to make one for you with your name and hobby!I love to make shirts and other fun clothes
for the little people in my life.
You can see the tutorial for this shirt here.And see the other shirt I made for my goddaughter here.
I also love to make felt food.
Although I’m not “officially” taking custom orders,
if there is anything you’re interested in,
I’d gladly put you on my list!Thanks for letting me stop by and share a little bit
of the things I love with you here.
I’d love to hear what makes you happy,
what makes you smile, what do you love!
Stop by my blog and say hello!!!

Due to the amount of content that is used without permission and proper credit, I am no longer allowing a full RSS feed. I value each and every reader so I hope you will click through and come visit!


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  1. Hi Jamie, it was sure nice to meet you. I’ll be heading over to your blog to get to know you a bit better. Meeting and greeting are such great things.
    I love all that you’ve been making and creating. Love it!!!
    Have a great day and thank you Diana for hosting such a dear and special blogger friend. Take care ladies and have a wonderful and blessed day today!!

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