It’s a New Year, New Website and Giveaway!

Happy New Year friends!!! Notice anything different?? Well, welcome to the new site!! I’m so excited to be able to share this with y’all, because well I LOVE IT!

Good news is all the old posts transferred over (good golly did I learn a whole mess about self-hosting the past couple of months!), but please if you catch a wrong link or something doesn’t work, please don’t hesitate to contact me (booksandbeverages (at) I’m a bit sad all the comments didn’t transfer, but if you want to read other people’s thoughts, the old site will still be live!

Now what better way to celebrate than have some giveaways!! Today I’ll announce the first prize pack for my fellow book lovers! (Tomorrow’s pack is for you Walking Dead fans)


What’s included in this fun Book Nerd Prize Pack?

To enter, simply fill out the form here. It’s just your email and name!

I’m all about giving extra opportunities to win, so if you want more here are a few ways! Just comment below for the ones you do!

  • Sign up for the up and coming quarterly Books and Beverages Newsletter! I promise not to attack your email and there shall be special newsletter only fun things (more to come tomorrow). If you sign up, guess what 5 entries! (If you already have you are awesome and just let me know, it’ll count!)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Need a tweet? Here you go: Want to win a Book Nerd prize pack? Just head over to Books and Beverages and enter! via @jamielynne82
  • Share on Facebook or Google +
  • Follow Books and Beverages on and/or Facebook!

Be sure to mention in the comments the extras you do, so I can tally up all your entries! Contest runs through January 9th at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Thank you for making blogging a wonderful community of people and tons of fun! Looking forward to this new chapter and good luck! P.S. See that amazing blog header? All thanks to The Sketch Effect.

Don’t forget to enter! Simply fill out the form here. It’s just your email and name!

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  • Kate -Too Read or Not Too Read

    Jamie, your new site looks fantastic!! Congrats!

    • Jamie

      Thanks so much Kate!! I’m so ready for 2014!!

  • UrbanGurl

    Congrats on the new look! I love your blog Jamie and am looking forward to all you have to offer in this new year.

    • Jamie

      Thank you so much Monica!! That means alot and looking forward to 2014 as well! :)

  • Alle McCloskey

    I am in love with your new site! Who designed the header? I entered the giveaway, signed up for your newsletter, followed you on Facebook and Twitter, and tweeted about the giveaway! Excited to come back and read more!

    • Jamie

      Thank you so so much Alle!! And thanks for spreading the word about it! I’m so excited for the new year!! The Sketch Effect designed the header. He is soo talented! ( I hope to have chances to use him again this year :) Happy New Year!!

  • Cassie

    I love your new site, Jamie! I entered the giveaway, signed up for the newsletter, followed you on Twitter, and tweeted about the giveaway. Looking forward to this new year!

    • Jamie

      So awesome! Thanks so much for all the encouragement! Excited to see all the changes you do with your blog too!

  • Lydia Moya Lapeyrolerie

    Love the new site! Love the book, “Who Dat”. Many blessings for 2014!

    • Jamie

      That’s one of my favorites too :) :) Love you too Mama!

  • lizcrewzn

    I don’t know if my comment went through?! I ADORE your header! I want one just for myself to have for fun. So great!

    I signed up for the giveaway, signed up for the newsletter, tweeted the giveaway and follow you on FB/Twitter. :)

    • Jamie

      You’re awesome Liz!! Isn’t it so fantastic! When I saw it for the first time, I pretty much fell out of my chair. It’s exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for entering and good luck!!

  • Lydia

    Jamie the new site is fabulous!! I ADORE your new header. Congratulations on the launch :)

    • Jamie

      Thanks Lydia!! I love it too :) It’s been so much fun launching!

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  • Renee C.

    I love it. I was thinking about transferring my blog but…yeah…I’m not tech savvy AT all and I’m afraid I’d delete the whole thing LOL!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways. I tweeted here: and I sent a request on FB (Renee Chaw). I also asked to be added to the email list via the giveaway entry form. :-)

    • Jamie

      I didn’t think there would be so much involved with a new site! I mean, I bought a basic template, so thought adding and moving around stuff wouldn’t be that crazy. Nope! I learned much more than I planned on wordpress and self hosting! But it was worth it! I have lots of backups, so that makes me feel better… :)

  • Rissi

    LOVE your new site, Jamie. Like Renee, I’d like to “personalize” my blog more (a custom URL, etc.) but am afraid of ruining everything I have thus far figured out and set up. Ah, well… your new design is gorgeous. Well done. :)

    • Jamie

      Thanks again Rissi! Well if you have any questions, just holler! Hopefully I can help after this site. I’m pretty sure I have the site backed-uped in a million different areas. ha!

      • Rissi

        Thanks, Jamie. Anytime you feel like sharing, I’m all ears. ;)

        • Jamie

          I will say that after looking around – self hosted wordpress is the best route. It’s a bit of adjustment from other formats (I was blogger for years before I finally caved :), but it is so much easier with adding what you want (like plugins/widgets). Plus I don’t have to know html. Bonus points because html makes me eye start twitching :) I know what ever you do will look fabulous!

  • Courtney Clark

    Congratulations on the new site, Jamie! It looks fabulous! And, what a fun pack for this giveaway! I’ve shared on twitter, follow on twitter, and signed up :)

    • Jamie

      Thanks Courtney!! I appreciate all the support and helping to spread the word :) Good luck too!!

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