A well known fact about me is I am a big fan of people named Jen.

If not known to you.  I can indeed verify that this is very true. Under my work blouse I have a shirt that says “Go Jen!” pretty much every day.

Just as true, and slightly off subject my first cat was named Jenny. She was gray and stripey.

But not all the Jen’s I know are gray and stripey.

Some of them are just fabulous people, I have encountered in this big old world.

One of these Jen’s is a craft-inspiring, whimsical, imaginative, brain twin of mine. She not only is the magical creator of this website she has not updated in a while, but she also makes fancy jam. (disclaimer: I can say nothing about updating blogs because well I have not updated this sucker is a bit.) I however, am just lazy… Jen has a reason, she is working on a very big project.

She’s having a baby!

And I have been thinking about her on and off this week, because it’s nearly time that she is going to bring her baby to the world.

And I thought I should send her a hello… But, it just didn’t seem special enough. So, a hello with a doodle will have to do.


Jen, I hope everything is going fantastic! Also, I am not a great face-booker… I should send you hello’s and such so much more often. Anyways enough with that and well…. Congratulations! You are going to be the best mom ever, and your impending little boy is just the luckiest duck.

Wishing you so much joy and happiness! Also I can’t wait to see all the crafty fun things you will make for him in the future!


Pump up the Jamz w/ Jen

Good Afternoon Internet!
I think I have killed the hearts of millions with my Rachel observations. And so I want to spend today sharing some love… internet style.

I have really great readers! And people, I adore them so much I would totally be a character witness for if they ever ended up in the nice clink… one of those people is the fabulous Jen of The Modern Women’s Society.

I found her several moons ago and love her sites combination of photography, food that makes me want to fly to Australia to eat it, and her adorable and nearly identical to my thoughts on pop culture!

Now I have made a few doodles about her which I haven’t posted because they didn’t encompass the straight up gangster that she really is. But this doodle, I think encompasses both her badassness, fabulous fashions, winning personality, and the ability to bust a cap (of homemade jam) on you:

Happy Wednesday or Thursday or whatever day it is already on the other side of the world Jen! Thank you for being fabulous. And anyone who hasn’t… visited her site, it could change your life!

Toasty Fashions

Since my return to the internet. I have not even come close to catching up on all the things I’ve missed.

But whilst perusing some of the internets I particularly love I found that Jen from Sips Of Jen and Tonic made a fabulous post about Sakura-Con. And where I have not Con’d in a while I still appreciate it. Read her post here.

And Then when I scrolled down the page of her post I feel like I met my destiny. To clarify she did not have a strikingly handsome picture of Jon Hamm posted on her site… what she did have is a picture of a glorious Toast costume.

This Toast Equivalent of Tom Hanks is brought to this site by Jen of Sips of Jen and Tonic

And it was like this kismet moment that only happens in a Meg Ryan movie. I just knew that someday I needed to be dressed like a toast. That toast is my Sleepless in Seattle, it is my Joe Fox.

And that brings me to sharing today’s doodle:

And because she helped me find the defining moment in my toast loving life I give this tribute to Jen (I hope you like it):

Thanks Jen for giving me this new toasty dream!

Thank you for finding the toast of my dreams!
♥ and lollipops,