Saturday, April 30, 2011


April 28 by hello jenny
April 28, a photo by hello jenny on Flickr.

I intended to write a post every single day on this blog, but that really hasn't happened.

I've had a busy two weeks, and I haven't really had the time to write out any blog posts. Wednesday and Thursday I took the last two final exams of my undergraduate career, and I'll be graduating on May 4th. Plus I've finally been picking up some decent hours at work, so between that and studying, I'm usually just ready to lay around the house when I have any time to myself.

I have been taking lots of fancy photos with my cellphone, which has a pretty nice camera on it (it's a Droid Incredible), and I've been testing out different photography apps. My favorite so far is Vignette, and I plan to do a review of it sometime in the near future.

Soon I will post on a more regular schedule!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


studyin' by hello jenny
studyin', a photo by hello jenny on Flickr.

A week from today I will officially be a college graduate. I'm excited, but at the moment, I'm pretty stressed out! I have two finals to study for, but all I want to do is sleep. And, when it's all over, I'm only going to have two weeks off before I start graduate school. Eep!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pineapple Cupcakes!

As I've mentioned before, I'm currently on Weight Watchers. I really love it, and it's helped me lose nearly 50 pounds in the past year. While I think Weight Watchers is awesome, it gets a little difficult around the holidays. I love to bake, especially cupcakes, but it's hard for me to set aside the points to be able to actually eat the things I make. Last week, I came across a promising recipe at one of my favorite food blogs, Gina's Skinny Recipes. It's for Pineapple Bliss Cupcakes, and not only are they low in calories, but they're made with only two ingredients! I made them this afternoon, and they taste amazing. I've posted the super-simple recipe after the jump.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Song of the Day!

I am obsessed with French pop music of the 1960's, especially the yé-yé girls. I have had France Gall's Avant la Bagarre in my head all day, but the video of it on Youtube has embedding disabled. I totally urge you to click the link and give it a listen, it's a really charming song.

So, since my France Gall dreams were dashed, I've picked another favorite, Brigitte Bardot singing Moi Je Joue:


It makes me really depressed to think of how awesome Brigitte Bardot once was, and how totally cray-cray she's become. Alas. I choose to ignore the insanity and remember the good music and foxy looks.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the song and that you have an excellent Good Friday! Tomorrow I'll be blogging an amazing cupcake recipe and announcing a special giveaway.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday Morning Projects

This morning I woke up really early, so I decided to be productive before I have to go to work. I've had a little pile of felt dresses for my Pukifee cut out for a week, but I hadn't gotten around to sewing them together. I also have quite a few dresses that I'd already sewn, but I hadn't added closures or any additional embellishments.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I ♥ Pinterest!

One of my favorite websites at the moment is Pinterest. I could get lost for hours browsing all of the lovely images that are cataloged there.
I mainly use Pinterest for window shopping. I like to pin pretty dresses and shoes that might be a little out of my price-range at the moment. I still get the fun of shopping without actually spending any money, which is pretty awesome.

Are you on Pinterest? Let's be friends! Here's a link to my boards: hellojenny on Pinterest.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday!

I consider myself a crafter, but I definitely spend a lot more time looking at tutorials online than I do actually making things! So every Tuesday, I'm going to share some of the millions of tutorials that I have bookmarked in my travels on the internets.

On this first Tutorial Tuesday, I have three super cute bag tutorials. All of them are easy and don't require a lot of hard-to-find materials. I hope you find something that you'd really like to make!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent!

If you don't watch RuPaul's Drag Race, you are missing out on one of the most fierce shows on TV.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What's in My Bag

I couldn't really think of anything to blog about today, so I've decided to share what's inside my new purse.
I bought it a few weeks ago at Marshalls. It's by Emilie M. and I fell in love with the color scheme and pattern. It feels nice and Spring-y, and I couldn't wait to start using it.

What's in My Bag

1. envelope full of receipts, coupons, and notes
2. pink case w/fawn on it for my DS Lite. Also has lots of games inside.
3. Pink Nintendo DS Lite with Hello Kitty skin
4. my phone (Droid Incredible)
5. my post-oral surgery medicine
6. iPad
7. my wallet (yes, it's a happy hot dog)
8. Lil' Creeper
9. Chap-Stick Lip Moisturizer
10. Gold Bond Ultimate Healing lotion
& blue Pen
11. Besu pouch with makeup inside

Saturday, April 16, 2011

too much ice cream

This past Wednesday I had to have some wisdom teeth (and some of their friends) surgically extracted. It was a really bizarre experience, and I would be lying if I said that I didn't experience major anxiety leading up to the procedure. While I was worrying about how bad the actual extractions were going to be, I forgot to worry about the biggest thing of all: what was I going to eat after the surgery? I am not able to eat any solids right now (or for the foreseeable future), I can't use any straws, and I'm not supposed to have anything hot. Plus, I've been on Weight Watchers since January, so I really don't want to go crazy eating ice cream.

So, since Wednesday, I've been surviving on the following foods:
Fage 0% greek yogurt with honey
reduced fat coffee ice cream
sugar-free Jell-o pudding
instant mashed potatoes
canned soups with no chunks (this really limits my options!)

All I want right now is some bread or solid cheese! Chicken! I am so sick of sweet things, and all of the processed foods are making my stomach upset. Seriously, I never thought a time would come where I would be sick of ice cream, but it's happened. The only thing I am really excited about is the Fage with honey; that stuff is amazing!

If anyone has any ideas for delicious liquidy foods, please let me know! I am running out of options and it's giving me a major sad!

Friday, April 15, 2011

hello there!

My name is Jenny, and this is my new blog. I have probably started (and quickly abandoned) 1 million blogs before this one, but this time, I mean business!

In three and a half months, I am turning 30, and I have a little list of goals that I'd like to accomplish before that happens. First and foremost, I want to start a blog and post something every single day. So, in starting All My Friends Are Plastic I am able to cross something off my list, which I've shared below. Hopefully, by July 30th (my birthday), all of my goals will be complete.

Things To Do Before 30
1. Lose weight
2. Start a blog
3. Post something every single day
4. Get accepted into Library School
5. Start a new Etsy shop to sell vintage stuff
6. Learn to knit on circular needles
7. Learn some basic CSS
8. Get some basic Photoshop skills
9. Go on a fun weekend trip

Items in bold are currently in progress. Items that are crossed off are complete. I will continue to add goals to the list as my birthday gets closer.