About the Blog

The JAR Half Full is a lifestyle blog about J & A’s favorite things – to see, wear, and eat – and what they’ve learned and want to share with others – in the gym, classroom, workplace, and home.

Meet A

IMG_5588.jpgAshley is an Air Force brat and spouse to J and fur-mom to R. After graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science in 2011, she moved back to Washington, DC, where her family lived at the time, to go to graduate school. A & J met in Washington, DC in 2012. In 2014, they married and A earned her Master’s from Marymount University in Forensic Psychology. In 2017, J & A packed up their apartment, bought a house, and moved to Waco, TX.

A is currently a 1L at Baylor Law School in Waco, TX.


Meet J

Jeff is awesome.






Meet R

Redd is definitely the cutest member of the JAR. He is a three-year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi that is full of personality and is highly motivated by food. He is named after Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, a fictional character in our favorite movie of all time, Shawshank Redemption.

The personality and cuteness of Corgis have brought me such joy over the years that we created an Instagram account for him in hopes of doing the same for others. Check out: @reddcorgi