Welcome to Just Like Playing House!

I am Jamie Blackwood and the gal behind the computer at Just Like Playing House. I am a housewife and mama in the Pacific Northwest who is obsessed with making my house a home and doing as much as possible with my own two hands.

When I was a little girl I loved to play house and would often imagine what my adult life would be like. Of course, back then I thought it would look much more like a fairytale. And now, here it is, in all it’s non-royal glory.

I love absolutely everything that comes with being the “lady of the house”, from baking and cooking to DIY and remodeling. My hope is to share my experiences with anyone willing to follow along, to give you ideas for your next meal, party or project and hopefully make you chuckle along the way.

Thanks for visiting!

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Jamie, your site/blog is so great! Good for you! Is that your house you’re standing in front of????

    1. Thank you Patti! No, that is actually just a pretty building at a park up in Seattle where my friend took a bunch photos of me. I wish my patio looked like that 🙂

  2. Hello Jamie!

    My name is Shavon Thompson and I’m writing on behalf of the National Pork Board. We’d love to post a link to your “Parmesan Fritter Salad with Bacon Buttermilk Dressing,” recipe on our social media pages. We’ll use your image and link to your blog post on both Facebook and Twitter (we’ll pin the image on Pinterest), but we would like your permission to use your photography.

    Is it OK if we use this photo: http://justlikeplayinghouse.com/2014/06/24/parmesan-fritter-salad-with-bacon-buttermilk-dressing/

    Thanks so much!


    1. Hi Shavon,

      Absolutely! Thank you for your interest in my blog. Please let me know if you’d like me to email the original photo to you, I’d be happy to.


      1. That is awesome the National Pork Board!!! You go girl! I better send you some home grown pork! So proud of you!!

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