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I love my city so much!!! We moved here in 2008 and I hope that live here forever. There is so much culture and amazing food in this city. One of Aaron and I’s favorite things is to eat amazing food and we have yet to run out of places to try here. On this page you’ll find places we love around town.

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Wanna come over in March?

By On January 19, 2017

You guys, we are so excited to announce that the next The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey LIVE! event will be happening in March and I hope that you can find a… Read More


Austin Staycation

By On June 27, 2016

You know what I love? Vacationing in my own city. We think Austin is one of the best cities in the entire world, and so why would we not choose to sometimes… Read More


Summer Adventures: movie days

By On May 3, 2016

One of my favorite things to do in the Summer with my kids is to go to the movies. There’s nothing like heading into a cold theatre in the hot of the… Read More


Summer Adventures: Blanton Museum of Art

By On May 1, 2016

If I’m honest visiting museum’s is not one of my most favorite things to do in my life. I remember when I was in the 8th grade I went on a trip… Read More


Happy Hour Live recap

By On April 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGuys it’s been a mere forty days since the very first Happy Hour Live event and I still get giddy when I think about it. I’m… Read More

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Happy Hour #81: Kat Armstrong

By On March 23, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download My guest for episode #81 is Kat Armstrong. Kat is the creator of Baby Bow Tie and the founder of Polish, a ministry sharing the gospel… Read More

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Happy Hour #74: Danielle Walker

By On February 8, 2016

Happy Hour #74 is with Danielle Walker, the voice behind the very popular site Against All Grain. On the show, Danielle shares about her auto-immune disorder and how she was able to tackle… Read More


Happy Hour #72: Rachel Hollis

By On January 20, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Oh man, y’all. This is one of my favorite shows to date. If you don’t already know about Rachel Hollis, you are going to love getting… Read More

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Ways to help Redeemed Ministries

By On January 12, 2016

If you have been a listener to The Happy Hour you know that sex trafficking is something that is on my mind these days. I wrote this a year and a half… Read More


Top Posts of 2015

By On January 11, 2016

I know, I know, I’m a bit behind with my top posts of 2015 post, but let’s be honest I’m a bit behind with everything right now. Packing up a house, moving… Read More


A little of this + a little of that.

By On October 11, 2015

Guys what the heck was I thinking when I thought I could possibly write on this blog for an entire month straight? Seriously I know some of you knew I wouldn’t make… Read More

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Summer Adventures: Deep Eddy pool

By On September 15, 2015

I was just telling someone the other day about how this might have been the best Summer ever as a momma. For the first time ever it seemed easy and not draining.… Read More


Happy Hour #52: Kirsten Dickerson

By On September 3, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #52 is with Kirsten Dickerson.  Before starting Raven + Lily, Kirsten’s career was divided by her passions for social justice and fashion. She spent… Read More

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Happy Hour #48: Susie Davis

By On July 26, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #48 is with my friend Susie Davis. Susie Davis is an author, blogger, speaker and church founder. Susie has been married to Will Davis Jr.,… Read More