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It’s my SITS Day, It’s my SITS Day!!

Posted by on July 10, 2012

Hello Beautiful SITsahs!

My name is Jamie and I want to welcome ALL of you to my beautiful home, “Minnesota Girl in LA.”  Yes, you guessed it.  I am a Minnesota Girl at heart, born and raised until a little over a year and a half ago when I moved out to Los Angeles.  Like the title of my tagline?  As I drive along the freeways during the day I often wonder, “Oh No, What did I do?”

Me in my new Sunhat! yay

The truth is I’ve completely embraced LA and the beauty that surrounds me.  The Ocean, The Amazing Opportunities, and yes, even the People!

For those that don’t know, today is my featured SITS Day!  I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long, long time.  I’ve debated all day what I should write about to introduce all of you to my blog, yet, here I sit, blank.  😉

For those that don’t know The SITS Girls is a community of over 40,000 women bloggers who come together to comment and support one another through blogging.  There are a variety of discussion forums, opportunities for bloggers to get to know one another, and they host a wonderful Blogging Conference called “Bloggy Boot Camp” that goes all over the United States.  They are an incredible organization and community that I am so very happy to be apart of.

What is “Minnesota Girl in LA” all about?  Well, it’s my outlet to talk about all the things I love.  On Mondays I usually give tips on photography.  Although,  I am far from being a professional, I am an avid hobbyist, and like to share the knowledge I have learned throughout my journey.  Pictures are shown throughout my blog.

Tuesdays I usually like to share a little piece of me into the mix so my readers have the opportunity to get to know me better! On Wednesdays I like to discuss anything related to travel.  In the beginning I’d discuss some of my favorite places to travel to, but as of late, I’ve been more Los Angeles focus.

Golden Gate Bridge

On Thursdays, I’ve left it pretty open, but in the future, I want to attempt my first link up.  Of course, things aren’t quite finalized yet on that end.

And on Fridays, this is where I like to do any reviews or product giveaways with brands I work with.  I like to think of Fridays as a fun day, so that’s why I love bringing fun giveaways to the blog.

I’ve been known to share a few recipes, talk about art, and of course, my all time favorite wine.   I’m a mix of everything, most likely why I throw myself into the mix of “lifestyle” blogger.  But, please share some love by liking my facebook page, I made it easy to connect via my blog on the right hand side.

And if you’re into photography, or would like to learn a bit more on how to utilize your camera, and the terms, click on my photography tab for a lot of great information.

I hope you enjoy your visit =)

57 Responses to It’s my SITS Day, It’s my SITS Day!!

  1. Megan

    Megan recently posted..How to describe yourself

  2. jamie

    Happy SITS day! Love your photography skills 😉

  3. jamie

    Happy SITS day! Love your photography skills 🙂

  4. Alison

    Happy SITS Day, Jamie!!
    Alison recently posted..Never The Same Again

  5. michelle @ this little light

    Beautiful blog, Jamie…have a WONDERFUL day!
    michelle @ this little light recently posted..…And Row For The Shore

  6. kassie

    Congrats on your SITS day! Mine is coming up soon, and I have no idea what I’m going to write either. So much pressure!
    kassie recently posted..Randoms

  7. Blond Duck

    Happy SITS day!
    Blond Duck recently posted..Wings 34

  8. Jen

    Hope you meet some new and interesting bloggers today. I’m a CA girl in MN. I’ve been here for over 10 years so I’ve gotten used to it. But, it has been an adjustment.
    Jen recently posted..Ghost In The Machine

  9. Sorta Southern Single Mom

    I like a girl with a blog plan and formula! Great photos…sunset on the beach *sigh*!

    Happy SITS Day!
    Sorta Southern Single Mom recently posted..PYHO: When Yours are the Children Who Don’t Behave

  10. Eva Gallant

    Congratulations on your SITS day!!! Your photos are amazing, especially your banner photo! You obviously know your way around with a camera!
    Eva Gallant recently posted..WTF Wednesday

  11. Linda

    Happy SITS day!! You seem to have a great schedule planned for your blog!! I can’t seem to stick to a schedule on mine, I just try to post a few times a week. I know what it feels like to move to a new place, I’m a California girl in NYC! I’ve never been to Minnesota, but my boyfriend is from there. He’s now living in NYC & sometimes people ask him if he’s from Canada (apparently he has an accent, I don’t hear it though). I love photography too, I’m going to go check out more of your blog!
    Linda recently posted..12×12 Layout Love

  12. Angie Hottentots-Laurel

    Happy SITS Day to you! I can’t wait to read your stuff. 😀
    Angie Hottentots-Laurel recently posted..A Big “Thank You” to All My Subscribers and Fans!

  13. Lauren | Hippie Dog Company

    Happy SITS day! 🙂 I love your blog!
    Lauren | Hippie Dog Company recently posted..The Titanic Was Sold Out . . .

  14. Alana @ Domestically Challenged

    Happy SITS day! Your photos are amazing – so jealous!! 🙂 Enjoy being in the spotlight!!
    Alana @ Domestically Challenged recently posted..Tip Tuesday – 4 Easy Ways to Encourage Your Kids To Read This Summer

  15. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey

    Yeey, Jamie! Congrats on your Day…..enjoy it !
    Bibi @ Bibi’s Culinary Journey recently posted..Rum & Raisin Truffles

  16. Suzanne

    Hi Jamie! Happy SITS Day! Glad you are embracing your new environment, the west coast is very different from the frozen Tundra! I should know! Have a wonderful day!
    Suzanne recently posted..Shabby Apple Giveaway

  17. Cheryl D.

    YAY! It’s your SITS Day! Enjoy!

    It was so nice meeting you through our S. CA blogging group!

    You have a beautiful blog!
    Cheryl D. recently posted..Health Care Is So Expensive!

  18. misssrobin

    Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it’s a great day for you.
    misssrobin recently posted..Feedback on Your Blog

  19. Julie Jordan Scott

    I used to live in Los Angeles, right after college… now I live in Bakersfield. Been here a lot longer than I ever thought I would! :~) We enjoy similar things ~ I look forward to knowing you! (PS – I just popped over to facebook and liked you there as well.)
    Julie Jordan Scott recently posted..There are Challenges and then, There are Challenges and then, There are Challenges

  20. Heysheila

    Happy SITs Day! I just got a new camera so I know the photography tips will be a great resource. Thanks!
    Heysheila recently posted..Happy Birthday to my sister

  21. Stacie

    Happy SITS Day from one Minnesotan girl to another!
    Stacie recently posted..Uh, I’ve Been Blogging For How Long?

  22. Jamie H

    Happy SITS Day! My name is Jamie and I currently live in MN! Funny huh?
    Jamie H recently posted..Pop Cap Necklaces

  23. Jester Queen

    Happy SITS day! I love the contrasts in your title – I think that is really engaging, and that it gives the reader an idea of what the blog will be like. Awesome picture, too.
    Jester Queen recently posted..Long time coming

  24. Ann Odle

    Oh YAY, Happy SITS Day! I do love your photos!
    Ann Odle recently posted..Social Media Day in the OC

  25. Kate

    Congrats on being a featured blogger! Love your banner 🙂
    Kate recently posted..Erica Ehm: Yummy Mummy

  26. Barbara

    Happy SITS Day!
    Barbara recently posted..Taking Time to Play

  27. Katheryn

    I LOVE California. The vibe is amazing. The scenery is even more incredible!! Love the pic of the strawberry shortcake. Now I know what I am having for dessert tonight!


  28. Paloma

    Happy… Very Happy SITS DAY! Enjoy it!!!
    Paloma recently posted..Creamy Risotto with Roasted Red Peppers

  29. Anna

    Congrats on your SITS day!!
    Anna recently posted..4th of July Lake Fun

  30. Tara Denny

    I’m so happy to have found you. I seem to be having trouble connecting with other photographers on SITS. Congratulations on being featured today, I look forward to coming back and reading your blog!

    Have a great day,
    Tara Denny recently posted..Road Warrior, New Etsy Shop listing, and A GIVEAWAY!

  31. zeemaid

    Happy SITS day! I like how organized you are with themes for each day of the week. Your photos are gorgeous too!
    zeemaid recently posted..Cautiously Optimistic

  32. Jennifer

    Happy SITS Day, Jamie! I look forward to following your blog!

  33. Su

    Congrats, Jamie! 🙂
    Su recently posted..Claremont “Stay-cation”

  34. Ferly

    Visiting you from SITS! I’m a SoCal girl too {born and raised}, and I love meeting other SoCal bloggers! Congrats on your feature!

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}
    Ferly recently posted..Wallet Dividers & Printable

  35. Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos

    Happy SITS Day – I’m absolutely adoring your blog right now 🙂
    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos recently posted..Roasted Tomato Corn and Black Bean Salad – A Perfect Summer Side Dish

  36. Ginger

    YAY! Happy SITS day!! Enjoy it!
    Ginger recently posted..The Moments of Almost Three

  37. Heather

    Happy SITS day!!
    Heather recently posted..Emotions

  38. Amy

    Yay! Happy SITS Day! I love it when it is somebody I know!
    Amy recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Summer Fun

    • Jamie

      Yes! It makes the day a lot of fun. And I love cheering on other bloggers I know. Thanks for stopping in!

  39. suzanne

    Happy day Jamie! You deserve it. 🙂
    suzanne recently posted..Be {our} Guest…

  40. Mary

    I bet you have some great stories! What a change!

    Happy SITS day! I’m off to go look around.
    Mary recently posted..Toddler Lunch- Sprinach Grilled Cheese with Homemade Fries

  41. Michelle

    Happy SITS Day 🙂 I absolutely love your blog layout!
    Michelle recently posted..Favorite Quote

    • Jamie

      Thanks Michelle! I also enjoyed stopping by your blog the other day and signed up to join in on your Diva’s Blogging Circle =) So I look forward to learning more about you.

  42. The Roving Retorter

    Great voice, great pictures!
    The Roving Retorter recently posted..Coming Down Is the Hardest Thing

  43. ALMI

    I just joined SITS and I’m hoping to find a larger community I can explore and share my illustration with! 🙂 Your photography is beautiful.
    ALMI recently posted..What a Stretch…!

    • Jamie

      I just stopped by your blog and love your art work. Welcome to the blogging world and look forward to connecting. =) and thank you!

  44. Rachel Cotterill

    Happy SITS day 🙂
    Rachel Cotterill recently posted..Chocolate & Raspberry Sponge Cake

  45. Christina Morley

    Hi Jamie! I just left a comment for you on SITS. I realize now that the total of comments, which were over 200, probably included your replies. I’m still impressed, because you replied to everyone!

    I Tweeted your post on Know Your Summer Fruit, great tips! And, I’ve liked your FB page.

    I’m living in South Africa, so I’m not pushing any giveaways. I blog because I love writing and communicating. I also have a photography blog and I don’t have a cool camera and I’m no expert, but I try to help other people with tips and advice… and just have fun. I think your photography skills are better than some professionals and I’m looking forward to seeing more. 🙂

    Besides having an interest in photography, I’m also thinking of hosting my first link-up soon. Will you be using Linky Tools? And, I’ve been talking to my family for a couple of weeks now about possibly moving to LA. That might sound crazy, but maybe you’d understand. (I and my kids are American, only hubby isn’t.)

    We live in wine country outside of Cape Town. South African wines are wonderful and usually very well priced. I find even the cheap ones can be of excellent quality. So, when you want to save a few dollars, go try an inexpensive S.A. wine.

    Take care!

    Tina – mom of 4, author and blogger of 5 blogs
    Christina Morley recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – 4

    • Jamie


      I loved reading your comment. You truly put a lot of thought into it, and I’d love to learn more about you. It seems we may have a bit in common! I would love to hear stories about South Africa, and the town you reside in. And about your life over there.

      I will have to try a South Africa wine sometime, do you have any recommendations?

      And the entire reason I started my blog was after I talked to a content manager, and asked him how he got his job. He simply said, “I had my own blog.” And that’s when it all clicked for me. In order for me to sell myself, I need a portfolio, and one place to send people so they get an idea of my writing. =) It’s helped tremendously.

      Giveaways are fun, but I don’t want that to be the only thing I provide on my blog because it’s truly about the stories, and sharing that connect you to others more than anything. =)

      Lets keep in contact!

      • Christina Morley

        Hi Jamie! Thanks for the fantastic reply! I hope you got my reply to your comment on Reading Time on my parenting blog. So, blogging has opened doors for you? That’s what we’re hoping for – my hubby and I. We have the content, we just need the readers. 🙂 Hosting a blog hop will generate traffic, so I’m looking into it. I know you also mentioned thinking of doing one.

        Some quality wines at affordable prices from our region are: Backsberg Wines, Fairview Wines, Spier, Robertson Winery and there are just tons more, but I think you’ll be able to find these labels. We like red wine and Shiraz in particular, but these estates and co-ops have a good range, but Robertson’s wines are maybe not as good as the others I mentioned.

        I’ll eventually post more pics of S.A. on my photography blog 1camera1mom at

        Take care!
        Christina Morley recently posted..My Bedroom Make-Over on a Tight Budget

  46. OneMommy

    Happy SITS day a few days late! 🙂 Yes, I love your tag line… I can imagine that was a HUGE change!
    You have some beautiful pictures!

    • Jamie

      Thanks OneMommy! =) I had no idea what to do for a tagline when I first started, but this one’s stuck and it makes me laugh whenever I see it now.


    Congrats on your SITS day! I was on vacation so am checking in a bit late. :). I am also a mn girl, but in Scotland right now. Can’t wait to follow along and hear all about your LA adventures.

    • Jamie

      Hi Jen, and thank you for stopping by. I was just on vacation myself last week. I hope you feel relaxed and rejuvenated!

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