Saturday, March 7, 2009


I have been MIA and I apologize. AGAIN. My boyfriend has actually been home the last 3 weeks (he is usually at school for almost 14 hours a day!!!), and we have been enjoying our time together. Our puppy has been enjoying it also. I have to get a big girl job of some sort, and our poor pup has been spoiled with so much time with his mom, and he hates being alone now. We are probably getting him a friend (another wiener dog) tomorrow morning! FINGERS CROSSED THEY GET ALONG & LOVE EACH OTHER OR IT'S A NO GO! We got a beautiful little baby! I'm so excited to show you my new family...

The journey of Baxter & Layla's friendship.

My baby Baxter Bear!
This is Baxter, aka Poopers, Pupperton, Puppertonino, Pooter, BRD (Brown Red Dapple), when he was a happy little gentleman. He was my only baby.

Baxter is sad.
...but Poopers was sad; he wanted a friend!

My baby girl!
So we took a trip to the animal shelter, and adopted a beautiful 5 month old girl named Palin.

Baxter got drooled on.
Baxter wasn't really havin this. Maybe he hated her name. So we changed it to Bella, and then after I randomly sang an Eric Clapton song out loud, she became LAYLA!

Sniffin stuff.
They began exploring and playing (videos coming soon), & soon Poopers was attached...

Dog fashion.
DOG FASHION. R U D E. Rude. Don't worry; they're both fixed & he doesn't know what the hell he's doing. Air humper.

Sleepin pups.
They play so much that they sleep a LOT. It's pretty cute.

Lazy day.

My babies!

Ahh, I love her already! They really are adorable. I kind of miss Poopers being my only baby, but I will get used to this pretty quickly & so will he.

Besides enjoying the weekdays together, we have been doing fun stuff on the weekends too. Fun stuff used to consist of getting wasted face & blacking out. It now consists of doing "boring" grown up things, like getting library cards, going grocery shopping together, taking our dog for a walk, etc. I actually love doing these things now. I bet a year ago I wouldn't have thought I would be saying something like that now.

A couple of weekends ago, my wonderful boyfriend Christopher, Baxter (the awesome sausage dog), & I went to The Mercer Arboretum & checked out nature. I never used to do things like this, & I am really starting to love Spring, TX the more we explore it. Our neighborhood is absolutely adorable, & there is a little "beach" behind it! I will have to take some pictures of it, but I'm obviously a procrastinator, so who knows when this will happen? So anyway, nature is awesome, & I have some pictures of it...

We love the arboretum.
Cute weekend!

There is also another new thing in our lives, something that I am getting some really weird reactions about...We are newly vegan, as of about February 21 or 22. I'm still getting the hang of this. At first, it was about being healthy (my body doesn't love dairy that much anyway), & finally being on some kind of diet AT THE SAME TIME as my boyfriend! I used to not want to watch videos on the conditions that the animals live & die in, because I loved hot dogs & chicken too much. I realized choosing to be ignorant was pretty selfish. I wouldn't want to lecture anyone though. Choosing to learn about all of this made me cry & cry. I just thought of someone hurting my own dog in that manner. It honestly was enough. Moving along...

Vegan cookies!

Sooo the other weekend I made these cookies (I got the recipe out of some book from Borders that I can't remember the name of!) & they were pretty good, but the dough was AWESOME. We couldn't stop eating it! Plus there aren't any eggs in it, so I can eat it all I want...MOM! She always told me not to eat cookie dough cause I'd get worms...?
Vegan cookies recipe.
Cookie recipe...

There you go! *In case you are saving the picture to print, there are TWO images there.*

Itsy bitsy babe.

I went to San Antonio last weekend to see my friend Athena's baby girl. So so cute & perfect. Her name is Riley Ann & she looks just like a tiny version of her Mommy!
Teeny baby.

She's the intellectual type. Always thinking.

Here are some other happenings as of late...
Bridesmaids necklaces.

I made these necklaces for this girl Andrea's bridesmaids. NINE bridesmaids! I don't think I even have 9 girl friends anymore. Shit. She was really sweet so I made her a custom necklace as a surprise! :)
Bridesmaids necklaces.

Here are 4 bridesmaids necklaces for another bride, Carrie. She was super sweet as well and also got a necklace from me as a gift! I really like the way the packaging came out...
Bridesmaids necklaces.
Bridesmaids necklaces.

Little bird in a jewelry tree.

Here's a housewares project I'm almost completely finished with for my shop. I love these branches.

Little flowers yeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Ok, so I was on a brief hiatus, yes. I have bribed you with puppies, babies, flowers, & cookies. FORGIVE ME? Yay. Thanks. :)

Happy Tuesday Errrrbody.
Jenna :)

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