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back to school giveaway

Hey, guess what??

School starts, like, next week. Does that give me an excuse to do back-to-school shopping? Even though I haven’t actually been in school for four years now? I thought so, too.

Today I’m giving away two $25 Amazon.com gift cards to get us all in the spirit! Buy a new book with it…or a million mp3s. If you’re looking for something good to read, may I humbly suggest this? I finished it two months ago but it’s still on my mind…

This giveaway is sponsored by me, myself and I! Because I love you. And because I’m super thankful that each of you tune into ELR every single day to expand your minds with my latest culinary creation, no matter how weird it may be. I’ll pick two random winners tomorrow evening at 10 pm PST. To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me something good about your day!

Ready…set…GO!

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  • kate
    August 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I had some delicious blueberry rooibos that made my day today!

  • clarie
    August 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I made about 5 pounds of the best mashed potatos this weekend and I’m anxious to get home to eat them for dinner. That’s a good thing about my day! I know, I’m sad, haha.

  • Rebecca
    August 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    My something good for the day is getting a really cute haircut this morning!

  • Jasmine, Eat Move Write
    August 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Something good: I’m having a delicious cup of chai with almond milk and writing. Two of my favorite things!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    August 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!

    Something good about my day – well, it’s 80 degrees out! My favorite, most perfect temperature πŸ™‚

  • Vanessa
    August 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Oh how I love Amazon. Today was a good day because work went by super fast and this iced coffee I’m devouring at the moment is delicious πŸ™‚

  • Kristin
    August 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    FIrst day back for teachers here in St Augustine…..and the best part of my day so far has been my sweet excited pup who was SO happy to see me when I got home from work! I think he forgot what it was like for me to be gone for so long during the day! Love those puppy kisses πŸ™‚

  • Kristie
    August 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Something good about my day – having a Greek salad with sun-dried tomatoes in it. Never thought to put them in but it was delicious!!

  • Rachel (Alive in the Fire)
    August 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I posted on my blog today about the ways cancer patients can benefit from yoga. This has inspired me to do a giveaway on my blog of yoga classes for someone diagnosed with cancer! πŸ™‚ Namaste.

  • Maya
    August 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I have a workout class tonight that I’m pretty excited for!

  • MB
    August 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I got a nice email from a co-worker complimenting something I recently did πŸ™‚

  • Brittany
    August 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    It’s my second anniversary with my wonderful husband!

  • Jill
    August 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    The sun is out and I can hang with my baby.

  • Emily G.
    August 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    My something good: waking up next to the boyfriend. Melts my heart every time.

  • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
    August 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I got a package in the mail! Love when that happens πŸ™‚

  • Shannon A
    August 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    My husband did the dishes before leaving for a business trip today! One box on my growing to-do list ticked!

  • vivian
    August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I’m having lunch with my besties at a new Cuban restaurant here in L.A. I cannot wait!

  • Sienna
    August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I got to spend my lunch hour outside in the sun reading a good book!

  • Tina
    August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Something good about my day…I’m surrounded by peace & tranquility and peace also fills my heart (so thankful about it, too)!

  • jen @ jen is green
    August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    awesome! πŸ™‚ today was good because i got to have a chocolate chip zucchini muffin that i made last night. tasty tasty.

  • Kate
    August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    It was supposed to rain (again) today, but so far it’s actually sunny! Hooray!

  • katie @KatieDid
    August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Today… I actually put an effort into making a delicious taco lunch instead of my usual everything but the sink salad and it was delicious!

  • Ashlee
    August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Something good about my day . . . . . I went to the gym! I worked out just so I could have a yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie!

  • Liz
    August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    My something good is that I finally had enough energy to go work out today! I feel so much better!

  • Brooke
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Hmm, something good – I’m drinking white wine and reading just because πŸ™‚

  • vivian
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Having lunch with my besties at a new restaurant here in L.A.

  • Andy Smith
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Just came upon your web site recently; enjoying it greatly. Thanks for sharing!

    Andy

    Something good: had homemade salsa with local vegetables at lunch.

  • Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    A fairly productive day at work that will be followed up with a great workout class! I would say that’s a wonderful thing. πŸ™‚

  • Emilee
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I bought a new mac blush πŸ™‚ its the little things!!

  • Sami M.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    The best part of my day will be heading to a fabulous vinyasa flow class tonight with my favorite teacher!

  • Alex
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I spent today helping someone learn something new, which is always a rewarding task πŸ™‚

  • Renee
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    My day is great! Because I only worked half of the day. My son is sick so I am fortunate I am able to come home and be with him! School already started here in AZ. I hope your day is great!

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I made it through my pilates class!

  • BB
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Something good about my day? I’m having leftover sweet potato latkes courtesy of your recipe for dinner. Cant wait!

  • Nicole Ridley
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    My mom is coming into town tonight and I’m making veggie stir-fry over quinoa and some hummus. Yum yum!

  • Erin
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Someone thanked me at work.. sometimes on a rainy Monday, that’s plenty! πŸ™‚

  • aria
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    my something good = last night’s leftovers for lunch!

  • Lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    My puppy is finally feeling better πŸ™‚

  • Chris
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Today, I ran three miles, sang Happy Birthday to my 3 year old and I started a new job – how’s that for good things!

  • Karly
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Fall cleaning purge…getting ready for a huge donation pickup tomorrow. πŸ™‚ Love giving gently loved items away to a new home.

  • Jennifer
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Awesome! My step-dad’s birthday dinner is tonight, and he picked RIBS!

  • Erin
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    My boyfriend called me at work just to tell me he loved me. And then he asked if I needed anything from Target….*swoon.*

  • Mallory Massanelli
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Would love a gift card! Books go so quickly on my Kindle!

    I’m having a super productive Monday and I know it is going to get my week off to a great start!

  • maria
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    ooooh pick me!! i think the best thing about today is that for the third day in a row, its actually sunny and almost warm in san francisco…wahoo!

  • Kate H
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Something good about my day… Got an AMAZING deal of some fresh salmon filets at my local grocery, I was practically skipping!

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I am excited to go home and make a healthy dinner for my husband tonight! πŸ™‚

  • jen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    i had enough to time to craft and eat plenty of cookies during my daughter’s nap time today. it’s the little things πŸ™‚

  • Emmelie P
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    They just opened an In-n-out burger in my town! (Fort Worth, TX). I’m going tonight!

  • Andrea @ Onion in My Hair
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    The weather is gorgeous in Chicago today! πŸ™‚

  • Our Semi Organic Life
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I just got $100 worth of groceries for $48!

  • Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Making banana, peanut butter, oreo ice cream. Oh Em Geee! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway Jenna! πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I felt my baby kick me so hard that it hurt! Yes, I see that as a good thing!! πŸ™‚

  • Maggie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I got to spend time with some friends who have been out of town for the past few weeks. A wonderful way to start my day!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I woke up ready to tackle the week – that rarely happens on Moan-day morning.

  • Kara
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I discovered the fantastic pizza place near my office has $1 slices on Mondays! Hello $2 lunch. Oh, and then I discovered their Heath Bar cookies…so make that hello $3.50 lunch. It’s a good day.

  • Maria
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    An answered prayer πŸ™‚

    • Yolanda
      August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      Maria, that is awesome!!!!

  • Yolanda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I made my second recipe out of “peas and thank you” and both rocked!!!

  • Katy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I’m gonna go for a bike ride later today!

  • Aubrey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I am making Chicken Tikka Masala for dinner, with a side of garlic naan!

    • Lisa
      August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      Jealous! That sounds delicious!

  • Allison
    August 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Had a fresh peach from my backyard tree this morning and I’m fixin’ to make a pie with the rest:)

  • jenna
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    what a fun give away! who doesn’t love some amazon.com.
    favorite part of my day is by far the sun shining!! It was cloudy most of the weekend so i’m welcoming the hot sun with open arms.. i never want summer to end.

  • Danica
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    My office just opened a small convenience store inside… dangerous but exciting!

  • Robin
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Its sunny, cool & breezy!

  • Leslie N
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    My good thing today- getting to leave work 3 hours early!

  • Lisa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I’m excited about this week for a few reasons: 1) My little brother is visiting from Philly and 2) The Portland Century bike ride is this weekend!

  • lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Fun giveaway! I’m getting married in 25 days and could use some new books for honeymoon beach reading πŸ™‚

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Something good about my day? A long telephone call with my Mom! Those always brighten my day πŸ™‚

  • Maggie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Mondays are the pits, but luckily I have the BEST co-workers!

  • Kristen @ Chocolate Covered Kristen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Leftover guacamole with raw sweet corn in it on top of my salad – pretty great way to spend my lunch break πŸ™‚

  • Courtney
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    my iphone 4 that I ordered is waiting for me at home! #nerdalert

  • Julianna @ Julianna Bananna
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Something good about today: I kicked out the negative thoughts that were clouding my run this morning and replaced them with positive ones. I also put on a cute outfit and made myself my favorite breakfast!

  • Leslie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I am home sick with a sore throat and sinus headache but I made spaghetti for lunch.

  • Emily Sauey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I am in the middle of Water for Elephants and have a feeling that I am going to finish it today so a new book on the kindle via gift card will go FAR!! Today, I arrived at my sister’s cabin so what a perfect place to read, curl up with a fab-o glass of wine or blackberry margarita!!

  • Sara Palacios
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!!!

    One awesome thing? How about two? I had an excellent work out this morning and spent lunch snuggling with my doggy!!!

  • Helen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    my almost two year old has been really well behaved all day and went down for his nap within 5 minutes, giving me some mommy time πŸ˜‰ so far, a great day!

  • laurie @ the corner slice
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Today is great because tomorrow marks one month until my due date! I get to meet my baby girl so very soon!

  • Jules
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    the weather! 75, blue sunny skies, a cool breeze. fall is coming and i love it!

  • Erin
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    My boss left early so I get to have early margaritas with my coworkers πŸ™‚

  • Becki @ Bites 'n Brews
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I have the day off and get to spend it relaxing out back, mopping the sweat off my brow and reading with a chilly glass of IPA!

  • Sabrina
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Something good about my day – friend in Canada mentioned sweet corn and I thought of your blog! I sent him your raw sweet corn and cherry tomato salad recipe and he’s trying it this week!

  • Elizabeth
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Hi! Spending almost 4 hours playing outside with my toddlers on a unseasonably cool day in Alabama! I enjoy your site.

  • Jennifer
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    My good day moment is that I got to read in between patients today! Doen’t always get to happen, so when it does, I appreciate it!

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I had a delicious lunch and the weather is amazing today!

  • Julie @SavvyEats
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I kind of miss the anticipation of the first day of school!

    My puppy is making my day brighter.

  • Jennifer
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I have on a new outfit today! πŸ™‚

  • Carolyn
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I’m down 4lbs from some seriously intense sprint workouts and your recipes! Daymaker!

  • Maria
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I got mail today πŸ™‚

  • Caitlyn
    August 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Today is a great day because my work day is almost over (yay!) and my best friend in the whole world is coming over later for some much-needed catching up- we’ll be joined by a bottle of Shiraz!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I’m one day closer to meeting my baby- that’s a good thing about today! πŸ™‚

  • Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I am spending my last day of summer break with my family! Sad to have to go back and get back in the grind, but excited for routine and a new school year!

  • ErinS
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I just discovered Lemon Chobani greek yogurt — SO good..

  • Courtney
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I’m doing well today for a lot of reasons but I think today I’m just happy that my life is just how I want it to be.

  • Courtney @ Cookin Up Life
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I ran this morning and it felt awesome– I am in grad school so I am in the midst of studying for comprehensive exams and proud to say I got my studying in for the day πŸ™‚ Such a relief… day by day!

  • Joely
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    love, love, love rainy days!

  • Stacy @ Stacy Eats
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I got to work from home and hang out with my pup πŸ™‚

  • K.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Today was my first day of graduate school orientation! It was fantastic, but mentally exhausting. Ooof.

  • Eloise
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I finished my summer job as a camp nurse! all my kids were healthy this summer, wooo!

  • Amanda (Eating Up)
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I’m making chocolate chip cookies today!

  • Kim
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I started my day with a delicious cup of Costa Rican coffee (best in the world!) and had a thank you note from a co-worker awaiting me when I arrived at my desk. Good morning = great afternoon!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I feel really inspired and excited about life today! Totally cheesy!

  • Amanda S.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I have a friend in town from my college days today and as soon as I get off work, I get to spend time catching up with him. Love seeing old friends and spending time reconnecting! Laughing about old times and discussing new future plans and goals.

  • Laura
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Today was a good day, took the dogs for a walk, hung out with family, played old school super nintendo!

  • Mary Collette
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    It’s gorgeous here in Minneapolis today!

  • Jenny
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Today I realized how much I’ve learned this summer from working in my research lab. I not only have learned a great deal about science, but also a great deal about myself, the kind of person I am, and what it takes to keep me focused and motivated. And learning those things puts a smile on my face πŸ™‚

  • Serena
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I did ALL of my laundry yesterday, even handwashing, so I had my entire wardrobe to pick an outfit out of this morning — so rare for me!

  • AshleyP
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’m wearing new shoes! And they don’t hurt….that bad πŸ™‚

  • Jen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Our friends and their new baby are coming over for dinner tonight and I’m making enchiladas! Looking forward to that is helping me get through the work day!

  • Maura
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Something good about my day was the coincidence that you are sponsoring an Amazon giveaway while I just made a wishlist on the site this morning!!! that would be too good to be true (but i hope not!)

  • Eddie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I got props from the boss .. which made me feel better about coming in on such a rainy day…

  • Caitlyn
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’m having a good day because I got to spend some time catching up with one of my best friends before he goes to grad school in another state!

  • Sabe
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I had leftover fajitas for lunch. So good!

  • Lili
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Today I did the most amazing and soothing yoga practice right when I woke up- absolute best way to start my day!

  • Evan Thomas
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Baking brownies for the first time in months today rekindled my love for them(and raw brownie batter)

  • Ellen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’m planning a party for this weekend and scanning your site for lots of great recipes! Can’t wait to try them!

    P.S. as a poor college student I sure could use some textbook money… πŸ™‚

  • Kristine @ Running On Hungry
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Today was great because a bag of Sun Warrior, a French Press AND a case of Coconut Water were delivered to me at work! πŸ™‚ Talk about a pick-me-up!

  • Meghan
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I am so glad the heat has broke and it actually feels nice to be outside and enjoy the sun and end of summer!

  • Sara
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I found 5 $$ in the bathroom! I feel lucky today πŸ™‚

  • Beth
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I got a new job, and we are moving!

  • Kristin @ Mugs & Pugs
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I get to eat leftovers for dinner – twice baked potatoes. YUM. πŸ™‚

  • Erin D.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Coming back from a trip to not-dead vegetable plants! Thanks Kansas thunderstorms for watering my plants. πŸ™‚

  • Kara
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Today I officially changed my name after getting married!

  • Daniela C.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Today was an easy commute to work ?

  • Heather {ModernMealsforTwo}
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    It’s Monday, but it doesn’t feel dreadful πŸ™‚

  • Debbie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I got a new jar of peanut butter today! That’s VERY good.

  • Melissa Whalen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I just got the Nicki Minaj CD (finally!) and I plan to go running with it along the lakefront in Milwaukee after work today.

  • Lauren R.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    My cousin got married over the weekend and I am going on summer vacation Friday, so my day has been good thinking about both things.

  • Lindsay
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I’m waiting to hear if I get a dream job this week…my fingers are crossed that today will be the day! So potentially it will be a very happy day!!

  • erica
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Sitting on the floor playing with my 7 week old!

  • megan
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    i savored the end of summer at one of many well-kept, gorgeous, FREE swimming pools in DC.

  • becca
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Today was the start of a short, 4 day work week for me πŸ™‚

  • Rae
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Awesome πŸ™‚ Today is good because it is date night for the hubster and I….a baseball game and some cotton candy…YUM!!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I get pick up my best friend from the airport today and I haven’t seen her since December! Yay!

  • Elizabeth
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Only 54 minutes until I get to go home and enjoy a healthy home-cooked meal prepared by my wonderful boyfriend!

  • Greta
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Today I was brought fresh basil from my coworker’s garden! I see caprese salads and pesto in my future…

  • Theresa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Today I signed my employment contract and made my new job official. Starting on August 29, I’ll be the librarian at a private Catholic high school in my town πŸ™‚

  • Courtney
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Started my day with a great workout and had a delicious lunch – just the small things that are making my Monday good today!

  • sharon
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    My baby actually took a nap- a rarity! I got to take a 2 hour morning nap !!!!

  • Jacqueline
    August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I didn’t lose power this weekend when we got hit by a big storm!

  • Kate
    August 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I have granola bars baking in the oven!!

  • Katie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I finished my last medical school application, and cooked a delicious dinner from scratch πŸ™‚ Who says we can’t do it all?

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Lunch with my fur kids! Two dogs and a cat, they make me smile πŸ™‚

  • Kim
    August 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I’m making my first crock pot meal EVER today!

  • Colleen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I wrapped up work early and hit up the beach for a few hours!

  • jess
    August 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    My husband started a new job today after being out of work for several months!

  • Sheryll
    August 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Its meatless Monday and I’m making your baked tofu tonight… I can’t wait….

  • Ann
    August 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I’m enjoying this rainy day by spending it reading and eating (of course!)

  • Lisa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I got to have a pizza lunch date with my husband – it was lovely! πŸ™‚

  • Anthony
    August 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Realizing that, despite the fact I’m yet another year older, I’m in better shape than I was a year ago and can actually conceive of training for a Half Marathon without killing myself! Woo!

    …also, my wife made me amazing Blueberry Crisp w/ freshly whipped cream that I will devour by the shovel-full this evening.

    It’s a Wibbly Wobbly, Yingy Yangy sort of thing.

  • Alexandra
    August 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Im studying french in Paris for a month and got to spend the day exploring the flea market, vintage shopping, and eating random amazing food. It was lovely!

  • Hilary
    August 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    It is sunny and cool, it almost feels like a fall day!

  • Alison
    August 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I just graduated college on Saturday! Is it weird that I am going to miss school in the Fall? Anyways, I’m also leaving to visit my mother in Maryland today. I haven’t seen her since March and I cannot wait to hug her! πŸ™‚

    My fiance is going to have to restrain me from shouting “Crab cakes and Football! That’s what Maryland does,” all week!

  • Karissa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Today I picked 2 big bowls full of tomatoes, a bunch of carrots, and some handfuls of basil from my garden… making fresh sauce tonight!

  • Becky C.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I organize a blood drive for my work today.

  • Becky Berna
    August 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Birthday shopping for a gift for mom then Hot Yoga @ 7:30 pm! Can’t wait…!

  • Claire
    August 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I’m getting much needed alone time at my sister’s house while she is on vacation: coffee, a run in the sunshine, grey’s anatomy, and a cat to sit on my lap!

  • Baking N Books
    August 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Some great answers here!

    Um, this morning before work when I read another chapter of “The Help” (lovin’ this book) and for actually going to a yoga class – and surprising myself. It is monday after all πŸ˜‰

  • tracy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    cupcakes.

  • Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Something great about my day is that it’s absolutely gorgeous out here in Illinois, and being a teacher, it’s one of my last days of summer. School starts on Thursday!

  • Jodie Vedder
    August 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Enjoying each day since the calm before the storm will soon be upon us. My husband is going BACK to school for another degree and I will be running the Chicago Marathon in October. A lot on our plates so we savor each day =)

  • C.Smith
    August 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Biking to work made my day!

  • kristin
    August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    it’s a beautiful day in dc…not too hot and humid…as it usually is!

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Something good: My car repairs cost less than I expected them to!

  • Grace
    August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I took an editing test to hopefully land my dream job! I’m also having some peach tea to ease the nerves, so it’s a good day all around πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Tamara
    August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I get to visit my sister and nieces (aged 4 and 2) after work today. It’s always good to see them!

  • Maura
    August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Hmm. Something good about today… How about good things I’m looking forward to today?
    — it is 100 days until I go to Cancun for a much needed vacation
    — one week until this semester is done
    — 1.5 months until I’m an auntie!

  • jeannie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I was on vacation all week and didn’t get bombarded with too much ‘catch up/clean up’ stuff this morning when I got to work. AND I’m making something yummy for dinner tonight… tho not sure what yet πŸ™‚

  • Corey @ Learning Patience
    August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    How fun…. Just told my husband i needed a back to school handbag..lol. im not in school but i still want a new bag! xoxo from Trinidad

  • Megan L
    August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    The best thing about my day is that I am feeling a little bit better after having been sick all weekend … lots of rest and hot tea have helped!

  • Julie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    The sun finally came out so I’m about to lace up my running shoes for a 4-miler! Yay!

  • Dawn
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    A kind friend offered to watch my 2 young children for me this morning so I could get some away time … an iced coffee and some time to read, think, etc. was awesome!

  • Beth
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I made my first piece of jewelry today, this necklace: http://www.ecabonline.com/2010/04/braided-bead-necklace.html

  • emily
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Getting a much-needed pedicure while my sweet baby slept quietly beside me.

  • Becky
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Good thing: I baked some flourless peanut butter cookies!

  • Katie H
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Living room dance party with my daughter!

  • Lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I love Amazon! A great thing about my day- I only have 3 weeks until I start my new job and I get to go to the best spin class tonight.

  • MaryM
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Had a great workout!

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Amazing weather and a new group of ladies to cycle with tonight. Good day!

  • Elizabeth
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I’m well rested and awake today!

  • Christy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I am getting a raise! Found out this morning πŸ™‚

  • Kerrie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    It’s Monday- blah, and raining- blah. But it is kind of my extended birthday week- my birthday is Sunday but the celebrations begin this Wednesday!

  • Suzanne
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I woke up in a good mood! Yesterday was not a good day.

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Something good about my day: it started out with some epic overnight oats in a jar! Yum!

  • Danielle
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Cooler weather makes for an awesome lunch break walk, plus a free concert after work tonight!

  • April
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    The best thing about my day today is that I have absolutely nothing I have to get done today! It’s been amazing. I got up, worked out, ate breakfast, decided to go sit outside and read on my back porch because although our temps have been triple digits for weeks, this week it feels glorious outside, took a leisurely shower, made a salad the size of my cranium for lunch, watched some trashy TV, and now I’m reading blogs. I’ve made dinner plans with friends, and this is a much needed ME day! Yay!

  • Lisa | Life in Green
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I got extra snuggle time in with my labradoodle, Henry this morning. I love givin him belly rubs just as much as he loves getting them. πŸ™‚

  • Jen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I checked a lot of items off of my to-do list today!!!

  • Margot
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Making carrot and walnut bars!

  • Andie B
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    having the gift of health πŸ™‚

  • Vanessa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I got to sleep in today, and I still got a great workout in!

  • Jul
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    today I get to get in a great workout with my friends!

  • christy spurlock
    August 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I’m thankful today since I’ve finished the school supply shopping for my grandson. My grandson, Elijah, starts first grade in Texas on Monday and I’m so excited.

  • Jess
    August 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    It’s mine and my boyfriend’s anniversary!

  • Melissa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I’m a teacher and I go back to work this week, as in, tomorrow. Teachers love Amazon gift cards because teachers like free stuff!

  • Hanna
    August 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I am happy that its sunny and I have such a wonderful family who loves me!

  • Brooke
    August 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Ate chocolate tart & went to the dog park!

  • Rachel W
    August 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Woke up to the sun shining, 60 degree temperatures, and only a high of 80 today!!

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I finally tackled cleaning my library/office that has been filled with boxes of books for over a month!

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I finally have a tomato on my tomato plant!! Grow little tomato grow!

  • Sam
    August 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I just had the most amazing slice of cake with dark chocolate caramel ganache and sea salt!

  • Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat
    August 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I started culinary school today- yay!

  • Lacey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Today is a good day because the sun is shining and I am making my way through my to-do list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Katie M.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Today I am happy that my kids are eating the zucchini muffins I made last night! Love when they happily eat food with some good nutrition!

  • Stephanie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Work is slow so I get to read the 3rd book in the Hunger Games Series, such addicting books!

  • Katherine M.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    At work today I put in a request to transfer offices so I can be closer to my parents and things look like they will work out!

  • Katie G.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    i woke up 45 minutes late and still managed to make it only 5 minutes late to spin class (which i was teaching!) i called ahead and told the gym manager I was on my way, and the class stayed and warmed up on their own until i got there. It was such a great 6;30am Monday spin class! As soon as I walked in, we took it up a notch! I was so panicked on the way to the gym and having all of these negative thoughts about how the day/week was starting off badly…but once I got there, I realized that I need to calm down and these things happen….and so far, I’ve had a great rest of the day!
    Hope you are having a good day too!

  • Whitney
    August 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I had a delicious Wendy’s salad for lunch! Yum.

  • Kate Wepp
    August 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    today I booked our honeymoon to San Fran! We can’t wait to taste our way around the city!

  • Daisy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    my something good will be dinner tonight with girlfriends!

  • lindsay
    August 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Its a beautiful day in DC – not too hot for once!

  • Jessica
    August 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I started my first day of work for the school year, but the best part of my day so far was walking my dog after work. She always makes me smile!

  • Shut Up and Run
    August 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Best part of my day: listening to my ten year old daughter worry when she put on her bathing suit because there is “just a small cloth” between her naked body and the rest of the world. Never worry about her being an exhibitionist!

  • Stephanie Murphy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Something good about my day is that I tried 2 new smoothie recipes and both were a success! I would love some Amazon giftcards, as my college textbooks have costs that are out of this world!

  • Beth
    August 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    apple cinnamon muffins and emails from my best friend and my sister

  • Stephanie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Work is slow so I got to read the 3rd book in the Hunger Games Series, so addicting!

  • Kim @ girlevolving
    August 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks, Jenna!

    The weather is gorgeous, our baby could decide to come anytime, my husband is amazing, and I bought delicious fresh fruit today!

  • Honey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Jenna!

    So, I had a dentist appointment today (boo!), but I got the cavity free thumbs-up (yey!). I’m set for another 6 months and that is most definitely a good thing.

  • Audrey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I would love to win an Amazon gift card πŸ™‚ My wonderful fact about today is that I am making blueberry kuchen with my best friend tonight! This recipe is one of the best summer desserts. My mom saved it from a magazine before I was born and my family and I have been making it ever since.

  • Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I finally got my brakes replaced during my lunch break… now I don’t have to hear that annoying high-pitched screeching noise when I drive anymore!

  • Lizz @ Leading the Good Life
    August 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    An important work meeting that went smoothly!

  • Bex
    August 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    One thing that makes me happy today is the good-sore feeling I’ve got going in my muscles after an awesome hike yesterday in NH’s White Mountains.

  • Holly @ RUST BELT RUNNER
    August 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    What fun!

    This is my first time commenting although I’ve been reading for quite some time. Love your recipes.

    Good about my day — Going to a much-needed vinyasa flow yoga class tonight. Can’t wait!

  • Kara McCaa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I finally painted my sunroom ceiling!!

  • Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Going to see Jack’s Mannequin tonight outdoors, woo!

  • Mari
    August 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    My day is going great so far–I got to watch an adorable baby, spend time with my pups, and go jogging. But the best part is receiving a thank-you card for a non-profit that I volunteer for. It was so unexpected and sweet and it really made my day! I am looking to doing some more volunteering in the future. πŸ™‚

  • Nancy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I got to catch up with one of my former students today who will be heading to Denmark in three weeks’ time.

  • Jill
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    My house is clean! That is my good thing of the day.

  • cristin
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I’m hanging out at a pool in New Orleans. It’s a good day!

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    My husband and I got up early this morning and enjoyed the beautiful weather with a long walk – a great way to start the day πŸ™‚

  • Magda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    My something good is that it’s raining and I have my favorite cozy sweater so I don’t mind being cooped up in my office all day!

  • Angela
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Today was a good day because I didn’t have to use my A-k. just kidding. Today has been a downer, from the dentist to my ipod touch deciding not to work, but this giveaway has brought a smile to my face as well as my yummy snack of sweet chickpeas and fage yogurt.

  • Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff)
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Looking forward to taking Roxy to the dog beach later today! Fun day for everyone =)

  • AppGal
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I had a really yummy sandwich (w/crunchy dill pickles…my fave!) at lunch today πŸ™‚

  • Maggie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Best thing about my day: eating a fresh, farmer’s market nectarine the size of my head and finding my sleeping puppy under my bed, with her rear end hanging out.

  • Elizabeth
    August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Just finished and amazing hot yoga class and the sun is shining!

  • Lisa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    My husband came home early! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda at the red table
    August 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    It has cooled off here in Nebraska, and the weather is gorgeous! A little cloudy, but…can’t complain!

  • Catherine
    August 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I have the afternoon off to spend with my boyfriend. πŸ™‚

  • Bev Weidner
    August 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    The RAIN is what’s amazing about my day. I am madly in love with rain, and we need it. And I may start crying if I think about it any longer because, OH MY HEART.

    *sorry

  • Maggie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    It’s the beginning of my birthday week! Only a couple days left of 25.

  • Lindsey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I’m going to see The Help tonight!!

  • Caitlin C.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    My day has been wonderful and fabulous because I had some pretty awesome falafel in my lunchtime salad.

  • madeleine
    August 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    a busy monday and work and a chance of thunderstorms tonight- my favorite.

  • Nicole
    August 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    the sun is shining, and my experiment with cold-brewed iced coffee was a success! yay – fingers crossed that I win…thanks for doing a giveaway (and keeping me entertained with your blog)

  • Meg
    August 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I’m finishing the last episodes of Mad Men! Definitely makes my day feel brighter!

  • Kelsey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Today is SO sunny and not too hot – perfect August weather:)

  • Andi
    August 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Today has two very good things:
    1. My boyfriend moves in today!
    2. My departing roommate left a whole empty pantry so I can have a whole separate section for “things with which to make a yummy dessert”

  • Carol
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Long hot bath for sure!

  • Linda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    New Joe’s jeans capris arrived today in the mail and they fit perfectly!

  • Angela
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Well I made a group of senior citizens day by attempting to fold a wheelchair up without success for 10 minutes until one came over and did it in 10 seconds.

  • Linda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I had a delicious breakfast sandwich today – it totally made my morning! Thanks for the great giveaway Jenna!

  • Melissa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    We found a bunch of raspberry bushes in the back of our rental home today! We have a plate full of wild raspberries now!

  • Courtney
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    After a long day at work, I got to come home and snuggle up next to my husband!!! I am 8 months pregnant and he works midnights, so an afternoon nap is always appreciated!

  • Christine
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    stress-free day…so thankful for some rest and calm. I start school in less than 3 weeks, so I could definitely use a gift card for textbooks πŸ™‚ thanks for the giveaway, Jenna!

  • Ania
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Woke up to the sun shining and a perfectlyyyy brewed mug of hot coffee (had to drink instant for months after being deprived of a coffee maker for a little while!) : )

  • Liz
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I printed out this quote:
    β€œOne day at a time – this is enough. Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”

    and it now resides on my computer screen so I can rememeber to slow down and enjoy life.

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I’m still smiling about the super fun girls weekend I had in St. Augustine, Florida with my three best friends from childhood. In fact, my cheeks stil hurt from laughing so much!

  • stacey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I went out for my run this morning even though I really wanted to skip it! πŸ™‚

  • Heather C
    August 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I’m wearing the cutest dress http://store.delias.com/item.do?itemID=55161&categoryID=1998&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=
    It makes me so happy! πŸ™‚

  • Janine O
    August 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Home. Five days, five suitcases, five hours of traveling…. HOME!

  • Hyemyung
    August 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I stepped into Anthropologie to find some pretty dishes and mugs for my friend, and ended up buying not only these gorgeous plates and mugs, but also scored an awesome “on sale” silk blazer! Yayyyyy for new clothes!

  • Marisa E
    August 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I’m hitting my mat tonight with a great Vinyasa class at my gym…that’s my something good!

  • Erin (Travel Eat Repeat)
    August 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    My church small group was canceled this week — it’s a busy time of year — but we’re all meeting for dinner tonight instead. Nothing like a good Monday gossip session!

  • SaraA
    August 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Great thing: a short work day πŸ™‚

  • Jennie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I am training for the NYC marathon again this year and I get to meet my best friend tonight for our weekly training run πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway, Jenna!

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Feeling my baby move, even though at 39 weeks and 3 days I would rather be holding the baby πŸ™‚

  • Natalie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I’m listening to “The Help” on audiobooks. I only allow myself to listen to it while working out and it keeps me running longer!!

    Can’t wait until the next workout and I can find out what happens. πŸ™‚

  • Me-Linh
    August 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Had some chocolate just now! That was pretty good!

  • Lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I have had ALL nice customers today! Thank you everyone for smiling today!

  • Noel
    August 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    My new swimsuit and swimming in the ocean

  • Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Train was delayed and work is crazy, BUT I got to eat leftover lemon olive oil cake that I made from scratch. Mmm so good. And I’m on day 13 of the yoga challenge!

  • Jackie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I got to spend time with my sister and my aunt!

  • Julie B
    August 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I got an extension on a project I had been freaking out about! woohooo!

  • Alexis
    August 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I started my day off right because I woke up feeling refreshed. I also committed to trying a candlelight yoga class – so excited!

  • Megan
    August 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Getting to catch up with friends after being away all summer and before everyone leaves for their respective schools!

  • Abby
    August 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    It’s sunny and warm in Savannah and im making stuffed shells for dinner!

  • Angharad
    August 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Something great about my day was the potato salad my love made me for lunch and the avocado that I devoured after it. Oh and the sun is shining!

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Starbucks upgraded me from a grande to a venti, for free! And, there’s only 2.5 hours left of today’s workday πŸ™‚

  • gloria
    August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Today I was extremely productive and started packing to go back to school. I’m really excited to go back!

  • Stacy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I was able to try acupuncture and loved it!

  • Ana
    August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I got to sleep in today!

  • Urban Wife
    August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    My husband made me breakfast this morning – 2 eggs sunny side up (well done!) and 1/2 a carrot muffin.

  • emilyr
    August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    my desk is clean(ish)!!

  • melissa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I am reading a new cookbook and drinking some freshly squeezed lemonade while my son is napping!!! I am a happy camper right now!

  • Ashley
    August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Totally didn’t want to work out today but laced up the sneaks and had an awesome workout! πŸ™‚

  • Will
    August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    For spending the whole day with my daughter and wife, I feel so blessed! Definitely making me smile

  • Cathy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Would love to win this since I’ve been eyeing a book on Amazon. Baked a double batch of zucchini bread/muffins and a batch of banana nut bread with strawberries, brown butter, and bourbon over the weekend. And I found a dollar on the train this morning.

  • Heather Blackmon
    August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I remembered to re-order my makeup before I ran out – that’s a good thing about today and the day I would have run out! πŸ™‚

  • Monica
    August 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I am loving that for the first time in months, today’s temp was under 90 degrees! It is hot in the South, yall πŸ™‚

  • Joe
    August 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I got good news at my job and am grateful!

  • Jenny
    August 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I woke up singing one of my favorite songs this morning!

  • Stephanie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Today I went for a 6 mile run, and made a delicious bowl of oatmeal with almond butter, almond milk, and raspberries. Great way to start my day!

  • Kelley
    August 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Today is the first day of my two-week break in between jobs.

  • Carolyn
    August 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I crossed everything off my to-do list, and remade my bed with clean sheets πŸ™‚

  • Joan
    August 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I am at the beach, what else can I say πŸ™‚

  • Kimi
    August 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    My day is great because I just ate ice cream! Before dinner.

  • Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    What a nice thing to do! After starting off the morning not so hot, my day turned around with a nice 5 mile run and fall like temperatures!

    Michelle
    http://www.pinqueblog.com

  • Breck
    August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I just drank a delish green smoothie for lunch! Yummy veggies!

  • nadia
    August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    what a wonderful giveaway idea! what made my day so far? Finishing up my reading list for my oral exam in october – now I only have to read and know all the stuff….

  • Sharona
    August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Today is great because I was able to attend my swim practice outside, and it’s a GORGEOUS day!! Love your blog!!!!

  • jpetroroy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    One of my best friends is in town for the week and stopped by work to visit me πŸ™‚

  • jennifer (take the day off)
    August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    today was a good day because i get to go for a long walk with an old friend

  • Chaley
    August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I don’t think I can contain it to just one…
    -Had a great run this morning
    -I work with amazing people, at a college no less so start up is happening here too
    -I am headed home to my three boys (hubby and two sons) and am so excited to see them!
    -You are offering this amazing giveaway!
    Thanks so much!!!

  • Deirdre
    August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Something good about my day is that I only have an hour left of work today!

  • Lucy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I’m happy for warm blueberry pie and homemade jam

  • nicole g
    August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I got my nephew and daycare charge to use the potty for the first time today! I am so proud!

  • Jen G.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I got to add a new card to my desk at work — a homemade one that says “I U Aunt Jen” with a bunch of Dora and Tinkerbell stickers all over it. I love my niece!

  • Jaclyn
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Yay for giveaways! I’ve got lots of good things to say about my day. The best thing (to me) is that I think I have finally found the perfect coffee table for the seating alcove in my bedroom, after months of searching. Hurray for new furniture!

  • Kristin
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    After about 5 days of rain, the sun finally came out today!

  • Camille
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I ran 3 miles and got ALL my laundry done!

  • Jean DiMaria
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Something good about my day (besides my boss giving me chocolate): My new kindergartener told me, “I love school!” I was so happy that he started out his education on a good foot.

  • Heather
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I get to start a little pseudo-vacation week with my husband at the beach

  • Leida
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Today was my first day of work since graduating from grad school in June. AND I got home early enough to go on a great bike ride by the lake.

  • Liz
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    My lunch was delicious and I got a lot done at work!

  • Jocelyn A.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I have a free evening from school and I get to spend it with the hubsicle!! Also, I had the best cilantro jalepeno hummus on my salad for lunch today!

  • Evie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    This morning I went on a bike ride with my husband! It was lovely.

  • Anna
    August 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Something good about today: I had an interview for a job this morning!

    Thanks!

  • Katy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Three weeks ago, I took my last test of all time… the California bar exam. Running helped me deal with the stress of studying and I can’t wait to get back into my exercise routine today!

  • Chris
    August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Today was great because of course I got to read your blog! And do some yoga too!

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I got my work inbox super cleaned out and now I am going to leave a little early πŸ™‚

  • Amanda M
    August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I had time to do a little afternoon baking (vanilla scones!) and they came out great!

  • Kristin Schwab
    August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Something good about my day was finally finding something to make my back feel better! Also, work is over πŸ™‚

  • Erin @ GoBananasBlog
    August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    It hasn’t happened yet, but my parents are providing pizza and then we are going to get Fro Yo. If that doesn’t make a Monday better, I don’t know what will!

  • Kayla
    August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I found Chobani at the grocery store near my house – it used to be that the closest store that had it was 60 miles away. I’m already addicted.

  • ScottyP
    August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I just found out that Alton Brown is coming to my city for his book tour. Along with Jenna, he’s one of my culinary heroes!

  • Kristine
    August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Something good about my day…I baked with my girls and got a ton of laundry done!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Laura
    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Stock market UP! {I work in finance}

  • Shannon
    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Today is great because I am being super productive. Love that feeling.

  • Cait
    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Oh my gosh this would so help me with getting text books this year for school πŸ™‚ I’m praying I can get it which would def make my day! xo

  • Kay
    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I managed to go to an awesome Tabata class during my (extended) lunch break!

  • Megan
    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I made the besttt chicken buffalo dip…..and then devoured it.

  • anya
    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    good part about my day: getting in an early run and accomplishing some work despite feeling unmotivated! πŸ™‚

  • Cat
    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    The sun is shining in San Francisco! Super happiness inducing πŸ™‚

  • Nicole B.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I’m excited to make a new recipe for dinner tonight and get to bed early! Wow… I sound like a grandma. πŸ™‚

  • Samantha
    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Today was a very rainy day full of tea and reading! has been fabulous !

  • lindsay
    August 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    so fun! i am just glad that the temps stayed in the 90’s and not 100’s today….i may need a sweater!

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    What a nice giveaway! I actually read Secret Daughter after you suggested it and LOVED it. Have you heard of “Poser”? It’s an interesting read about a woman who takes up yoga and her life .. check it out!! Something good about today … the downpours cleared over lunch so I could get outside for a sunny walk πŸ™‚

  • Beth
    August 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    My happy thing is that the work day is almost OVER!!!

  • Lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I’ve been asked to edit something important for my boss and I’ve been barreling through it today. I’ve sent her chunks as I’ve completed them and she’s commented at how excellent I am at editing!

  • Morgan
    August 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    One good thing about my day – it’s been FLYING by!

  • polly
    August 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I am starting to like pigeon pose, like in today’s class. : ) oh, and chair pose!!! Used to hate it and today I included like 15 of them. πŸ˜›

    Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Julie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Something good about my day: it is 85* here in NC after weeks of 100+ temps. I’m loving it! πŸ™‚

  • Alyssa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I’m having a good day because I finally got off my constant procrastinating butt and started that darn 21 day yoga challenge! Day 2!

  • Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real
    August 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I made on of your recipes for dinner last night (Ginger Honey Cashew Chicken) and it was my husband’s favorite. Hhe even commented on my blog that he liked it, which made my day because he usually does not comment. Thanks!

  • The Running Mommy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I had an awesome morning! I got a great 6 mile run in, played with my kids, got a little cleaning done. And best of all I called my 92 year old grammy. She is amazing and inspires me every day. I exercise daily because of her. She still walks 2 to 3 miles everyday (at 92!!) and starts every day with stretching and strength exercises. She is truly amazing. When I called her she was picking apples from her apple tree to make homemade applesauce. Amazing!

  • Sana
    August 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I am just giddy for no reason today πŸ™‚

  • Susan
    August 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Well, to make myself happy after a phone call from h-e-l-l with Comcast, I ate a bagel smothered with Earth Balance. All better!

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I am going to make chicken street tacos for dinner!

  • lindsay
    August 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I’m getting over being sick! Always good πŸ˜€

  • Elle
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I love back-to-school season! I adore classic button downs under a wool cardi, perfect for fall football games and looking cute while sipping apple cider. Anyways…I spent all day yesterday at a giant (500+ people!) family event. Something good about my day is doing NOTHING but relaxing! I’m watching TV, eating Nutella, and spoiling my puppy with lots of cuddle time.

  • Mel
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I’m paying my little sister to clean my room! πŸ™‚

    Also, today is FERRAGOSTO! An Italian holiday which celebrates food, family, friends, wine, and summer!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I get to travel to California this weekend for my friends’ wedding! Nothing makes me happier than knowing I’ll soon be reunited with them!

  • Amber @ Amber's Confections
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Today I signed up for my first 5k!

  • Simi
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    It’s 3:33 and I still have tons of energy! πŸ™‚

  • Angelique
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    It’s a lovely 77 degrees outside, which is unheard of for Chicago in August! Gorgeous!

  • NicoleD
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I had peach cobbler as a special treat with lunch today πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    The fact that the work day is over in 30 minutes!

  • erin @WELL in L.A.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    What a sweet giveaway! I loved back-to-school shopping as a kid (not always the going back to school part!). Something good about my day… I started a new job as an editor for a wellness & lifestyle website today!

  • Chelsea
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I’m excited to run in a 5k out in wine country tonight. Should be a fun and scenic race!

  • Cheryl
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I got to have a relaxing day all to MYSELF!!

  • Helen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I have my breakfast, lunch and snack packed. No junk food for me during work!

  • Tiff
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    The one good thing about my day is that I only have 1 1/2 hours left of work!

  • Adin
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Knowing how much you love Banana republic, my good thing about my day to share with you is that I just ordered one of the Mad Men collection dresses – with a discount and free shipping! That definitely lifted my spirits on this gray, rainy day in NYC.

  • EEB
    August 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    After moving into my house for my senior year of college I went grocery shopping and started cooking up some delicious meals to stick in the freezer for easy dinners during the school year πŸ™‚ Just made your black bean burgers–YUM!

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    The weather’s beautiful and I’m getting a lot done!

  • Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect
    August 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Best part of my day so far was waking up to cuddles. I anticipate going to sleep w/ them, as well. πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a great one!

  • AshleyH
    August 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I just cleaned my whole apartment it looks great it took me three hours but I am so happy that its done. I love cleaning.
    oh and my husband is flying on a business trip and he just texted me to let me know that he got moved to first class! woo hoo that made me smile. He deserves it!

  • Bridget
    August 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I ran my usual 4 miler this morning in less than 37 minutes — my fastest pace since buying a garmin last year!

  • beth
    August 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    The sun is shining, I’m alive and watermelon is still in season πŸ™‚

  • Hilary
    August 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    My day started with a batch of blueberry muffins, and I’m waiting (not for too much longer I hope) for my vegan brownies to cool down for an afternoon snack!

  • alain
    August 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Jenna! thanks for holding this awesome giveaway!

    A good thing about my day is the weather! Living in San Francisco means 50 degree blustery weather in the middle of Summer, which just makes me more grateful for gloriously sunny days like today!

  • Katherine
    August 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I got my first pay-check in about 3 months today. That was awesome. My bank account and I are very happy!

  • Sam
    August 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I got a good couple of hours of sleep before working nightshift tonight πŸ™‚

  • jessi
    August 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    The best thing about my day was that I finished my paper one week ahead of time, that’s a first for me.

  • Erin @ Cooking on Whim
    August 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I would totally use a gift card! I am a teacher, and school starts a week from Wednesday. In the spirit, my husband and myself had a middle-of-the-day date and enjoyed some local delicious wood fired pizza and some brews. We have to while we still can– he is a restaurant manager and we don’t see much of each other over the school year!

  • Shawn Handy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Hello,

    We love your blog and recipes. Something great about my day is my son turns double digits today (10). Yeah!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    August 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I had 2 great runs today… Getting ready for hood to coast in a couple weeks.

  • RAY
    August 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I had an interview for a job at lululemon! πŸ™‚

  • td
    August 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I bought blueberries and an item got sold online!

  • AnneW
    August 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I’m getting ready to study abroad in Europe!

  • Caroline
    August 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I found out more about the courses I will be taking in my first year of law school today! Scary but exciting so Ill call it good!! School starts for me in 1 week!! PS- made your banana cupcakes yesterday for my brother in laws bday and they were a huge hit!!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
    August 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Today…I had a famous author sighting in my office! Kinda cool on a gloomy and drizzly day. πŸ™‚

    Also, this giveaway is awesome. I love back to school time!

  • Sasha
    August 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I finished “Sarah’s key” this morning! SUCH a good book!! I cannot wait for time to pass so I can pick it up and read it again πŸ™‚

  • Eva
    August 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    one great thing about today is that i brought leftover tempeh chili for lunch and it is making a work-filled afternoon so much better!

  • marisa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    found a great pair of shoes for a great bargain!

  • Megan
    August 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I had a Door County cherry muffin that I made from scratch and I get to have a sushi date night with my boyfriend.

  • Christy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Taking my 1yr old son to the park and watching him play. Love it!

  • Lisa D
    August 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Work has been slow so I’ve been G-Chatting with a good friend of mine and (quietly) laughing at my screen all day!

  • Erin
    August 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    My parents are in own and we’re going to th Royals/Yankees game tonight (my dad’s father’s day present from me ). I’m still at work but hoping to leave very very soon!!

  • Jane @ In the Pink and Green
    August 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I just did a really great Vinyasa Flow class which made my Monday…plus I took it at the Prana store in downtown Boulder so it was free which was even better! (I haven’t quite kept up with all 21 days of your yoga challenge, but I’m doing what I can!) I’m almost done w/ the current book on my Kindle, so I hope I win! πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Finished my summer job on Friday and got to lay out by the pool today! Going to see The Help tonight with my girl friends. All in all, an awesome day!

  • shannon
    August 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    we had chocolate cake from flour bakery for someone’s birthday today… the bright spot in an otherwise dreary, rainy monday!

  • ARPL
    August 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Something good? Easy! I’m getting together with my college galpals and their spouses for a potluck bbq. Something we don’t do often enough now that it has been 15 years+ since graduation. I’m bringing a caprese salad platter and good bread, fyi.

  • Jean
    August 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Something good about my week: I’m 37 weeks pregnant and I’ll get to meet my daughter very soon! Would love an amazon gift card to by some books to read while on maternity leave.
    Thanks Jenna!

  • Jennifer S
    August 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I’m making stuffed eggplant for dinner with organic veggies from my CSA! πŸ™‚

  • anne
    August 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Made your recipe for Spicy Black Bean Burgers last night and had it for lunch today. So good! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Heather Fischer
    August 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I found time in my day to blog as well πŸ™‚

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I’m a new teacher and just printed labels saying: This book belong to Mrs. Smith. So exciting!

  • Meg L.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    My dogs played nicely together! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Angie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I got to have a great conversation with a coworker today.

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I had some amazing iced coffee this morning at work πŸ™‚

  • Maria@La_Piattini
    August 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    A challenging morning spin class made my day today πŸ™‚

  • Meg Ely
    August 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    It is the last week of my internship with PBS (headquartered in DC) and I made your loaded oatmeal cookies (http://www.eatliverun.com/loaded-oatmeal-cookies/) for my team. They loved them today!

    That was not only a great thing about my day, it was the best thing.

  • Jodi
    August 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I found a coupon for Bed Bath and Beyond just before heading there to buy something — yahoo! As a booklover, though, this giveaway makes my day, too!

  • Cate
    August 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I work in a cubicle environment (no windows) so I never know what the weather is like outside. It can get a little depressing having no connection with the outside world. But a few minutes ago, it thundered so loud outside I could hear it from my desk! Yeah, Mama Nature!

  • Jenna
    August 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I made a cherry smoothie with vanilla protein powder for lunch today at work with our little-known blender.

  • Ravan
    August 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    something good: my fiance and i ordered our wedding rings today!!!

  • Jenn
    August 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I love back to school time and Amazon! I took the day off work today and have been cooking and baking up a storm!

  • Aimee from AL
    August 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I started a book my mom has wanted me to read forever, Gap Creek! We shall see πŸ™‚

  • Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    The weather cooled down quite a bit and I got to sit outside and eat my lunch while reading a wonderful book! It doesn’t get much better than that.

  • Carrie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    My three little girls (all under 5) started Vacation Bible school today and it reminded me of all of those fun years I had growing up with VBS – so sweet!

  • Zaineb
    August 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Well, i had some delicious chocolate cake today for lunch dessert lol! mmmmm best part of my day so far

  • Dani
    August 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I’m obsessed with Amazon! Much of today has been spent fighting with 100 different Verizon people- but on the plus side I have gotten to enjoy a couple (a lot) of some delicious cookies I baked last night!

  • Margaret
    August 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    It’s a beautiful day and I am so happy I don’t have any post-work commitments tonight, thanks for the giveaway, i love amazon

  • Stephanie @ LiveCookLove
    August 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Something good about my day is getting to go home for my lunch break and have an impromptu snuggle session with my kitty πŸ™‚ I was gone all weekend and I felt guilty for leaving him so I spoiled him with lots of mousey throwing and treats!

  • Mami2jcn
    August 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    My husband came home early from work today! That was the best part of my day.

  • Stephanie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I got my hair trimmed (desperately needed it).

  • kate
    August 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I did a little retail therapy and found the cutest red bag for under $15!

  • April
    August 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I didn’t want to go to work today, but its almost time to go home now and I made it through!!!!!

  • Caitlin P.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Something good: The cold rainy weather in Boston was perfect to have a hot cup of chai which is my favorite fall drink and a rare happy treat in the summer! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    In a few short hours I will be heading to my weekly pilates class. It is so challenging and practically painful, but I always feel spectacular afterwards!

  • Allie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I just moved to a completely bike-friendly city, and today I enjoyed it all by bicycle!

  • Emily G
    August 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I ran 5.5 miles this morning πŸ™‚

  • Lindsey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    My day began with a one on one yoga session with my neighbor (who recently completed teacher training). Honestly cannot imagine a better way start to the day πŸ™‚

  • Kerry
    August 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I took a nap.

  • Sam
    August 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    What makes my day swell is knowing that there are other readers out there like me. Cheers to readers!

  • lindsey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    We started our kindergarten homeschool year today and it went really well!

    …oh, and I got a new carry-all bag. tons of pockets and room for all of my mommy must-haves during the day, but without an ugly “diaper bag” print. πŸ™‚

  • Danielle J
    August 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I’m seeing my college roommate tonight who lives overseas, yay! πŸ˜€

  • Jill
    August 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I’m actually going back to school this year! Three cheers for graduate school (trying to pump myself up!) Today was lovely because I had a beautiful yoga practice on my patio in the morning. Namaste! πŸ™‚

  • girl in the pink
    August 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I am grateful for my husband! That’s what is good about my day πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Slightly cooler weather and a nice long walk with my pup!

  • Katie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    My hubby is coming home from a long business trip today!

  • Tiff
    August 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I woke up at 5am to start my 3rd full week of boot camp! It feels great!

  • Chelsey (Cookteen)
    August 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Gah I can’t believe I start college so soon!!! I would totally use this for dorm stuff or books!

    P.S. I just made your Potato Rolls…swoon

  • Phyllis Petronello
    August 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Today I officially secured funds to finish my last semester of school! It has been an amazing day and I can sleep sound knowing I will graduate in December.

  • Elisabeth C.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Two words: Iced. Coffee. I think that pretty much sums it up.

  • Maureen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Weird – I’m reading that book on my Kindle right now! So far it’s great. πŸ™‚

  • Anna
    August 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I ran 14 miles (a personal distance record for me!) this weekend for my marathon training and still feel great today!

  • Hannah
    August 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I am eating pizza later on tonight which is my favorite food ever so it’s not only a good thing, but a great thing!

  • Julie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I taught a fitness class this morning at my studio and when one of my members came in she declared she was no longer a diabetic and thanked me for helping her! Yesssss, I love that I can help people become more aware of their health and nutrition!

  • Liz
    August 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Just started grad school, so the best thing about today was crossing off many of my school to-do items!

  • kari
    August 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    two things: 1) the skies were gray and overcast and looking-like-it-might-rain-y on my way to work this morning, and now the sun is shining and the skies are clear! 2) i went out for lunch and didn’t have any voicemails waiting for me when i got back to the office.

  • Katie Jo
    August 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I got to go swimming today for the first time in 2 weeks! (the pool had been closed)

  • Shayna
    August 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    My boss told me today he wants me to help edit our quarterly journal πŸ™‚ Sounds minor, but I’m excited because I LOVE copyediting! *nerd alert*

  • Jennifer
    August 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Today was a really good day because two of my three children are nicely playing right now πŸ™‚

  • Brandon
    August 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    The weather was cooler out this morning when I went on my run. The moon was almost still full and very bright out I enjoyed the quiet early morning.

  • Meredith
    August 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I got a promotion at work!

    PS…I am new to your blog and I love it!

  • Kate
    August 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I just finished planning the first real vacation I’m taking in YEARS and I finished not a moment too soon — I leave on Friday! πŸ˜€

  • katy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway. I loooove back to school shopping! My good news today is that I get to cook spinach, cheese and ham stuffed chicken tonight for myself and my boyfriend (and lets be honest, for the pooch as well).

    I would love to use the gift card to download some of your highly praised reads on my Kindle (which I still haven’t used since I received it in June- shameful).

  • Jessica
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    That’s so sweeeeet! I can totally use to extra money, I’m about to start my dietetic internship program!

  • Ashley V
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I was on vacation all last week, which was fantastic, but I’m super thrilled to get into my own kitchen tonight and whip up the Ratatouille you featured last week on the PBS Blog πŸ™‚

  • sarah kim
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    i recently became vegetarian & came home from my SAT class to see that my sister made me lentil curry πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    You are so sweet to do this πŸ™‚ I love Amazon and totally agree with your recommendation for Secret Daughter- I just read it a few months ago and also loved it. It’s dark and rainy here but I still had a great day- I got done with work early and had time to run a bunch of errands and do some laundry. Plus I got a new planner, and I love writing important dates in a new calendar!

  • Foodiebia
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    My husband booked our trip to paris last weekend so I’ve been all over the internet figuring out where we should eat and what we should do! I can’t wait!

  • Tara
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I just had the most delicious sandwich with my co-worker and the Monday work day is halfway over so that’s always good! πŸ™‚

  • Julie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I’ve spent my whole day cooking and cleaning. I feel so domestic and accomplished!

  • Tara
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    something good: first day back in my classroom (ie. why this post got my attention!) and got to see all my very wonderful co-workers! Also, on tonight’s menu, fresh corn from the farmer’s market with I don’t know what yet…!!

  • Ruthiey
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    My mummy’s fried chicken. Yum!

  • Erin W.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I took my first pilates reformer class today – and loved it! …Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ali
    August 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Something good about my day… I’ve decided what to do with my gap year!

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I’m a special education teacher and school started today in Colorado! Woohoo!

  • Alice
    August 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    On my walk into work this morning, it was clear, sunny and a bit chilly, VERY unusual for an Alabama morning in August. Like football weather!

  • Johanna B
    August 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I got to play with my 4 mos old grandson today. Nothing gets better than that!!!

  • Liz
    August 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I am getting a gel mani after work πŸ™‚

  • Allie S
    August 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    It’s hot and I’ve been out and about all day, but I’m super excited to go spend time with friends I haven’t seen in months tonight!

  • kristenm
    August 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Lots of good things today but one of the best is my wonderful husband is off from work.

  • Jenna
    August 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I’m flying to Hawaii today!!

  • Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous
    August 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I’m feeling really productive at work…so that’s a really good thing about today! πŸ™‚

  • Taryn
    August 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    One good thing about today: I’ve had unexpected free time to catch up on blog-post-writing!

  • MorganAK
    August 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    The best part about my day was the fresh tomato sandwich i ate for lunch!! oh and the fact that it stopped raining after a solid 48 hours!!!

  • Christina @ This Woman Cooks!
    August 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I baked brownies today and met the hubby for lunch! πŸ™‚

  • Sara Steinbrink
    August 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I realized I have more money in my bank account than I thought! Which isn’t much, but it means that I get to get my hair cut and dyed this week instead of waiting until next week πŸ™‚

  • Kaili
    August 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    My something good is that I saved 2.50 today by making my own iced coffee instead of buying. πŸ™‚

  • Trixie H.
    August 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    The weather was gorgeous today–such a relief from the summer heat!

  • Hannah (Running In Freedom)
    August 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I got to spend the day hanging with a bunch of third graders whom I love and got paid for it πŸ™‚ They all go back to school next week so were all soaking up this last week of camp!

  • jasmine
    August 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    even though i’m home sick, i get to watch fifth element on syfy network! yaaay!!!

  • Amber
    August 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Just started a new John Grisham book!

  • Michelle Y
    August 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Something good about my day: I got to take a nap!

  • Jae
    August 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I leave for Boston for my first year of college in 10 days πŸ™‚

  • Gina G
    August 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I’m going to see the band Lifehouse tonight with my best friend and I am so excited!

    Thank you for this opportunity Jenna!

  • Angie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Today, at CVS, the lady at checkout sang Happy Birthday to me

  • Kate
    August 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    All days are good – I love my job! And today a co-worker came back today from an extended leave – so it is a good day!

  • Jen
    August 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I am having dinner with my parents tonight. It seems the older I get, the more I enjoy quality time with my parents!

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I rode my bike up and down the hills of northern Georgia for 50 miles today…and I didn’t look at my speedometer or judge myself once for being “slow” (something that’s difficult for me to accomplish). “Move your body without judging it” is an amazing lesson I’m currently learning.

  • Liz
    August 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Took an hour long nap =)

  • April @ Marathons N Martinis
    August 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I booked an event to treat my clients…looking forward to it!

  • Melissa
    August 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    It’s raining here! Normally this wouldn’t be a good thing but it is a nice break from the summer heat…and a good excuse to watch a movie!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Rest day + cupcakes ! πŸ™‚

  • Celia
    August 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I leave for Iceland in 2 days!

  • Mackenzie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    It’s finally a beautiful day here… and work is almost over so I can get out and enjoy it!

  • Kenley
    August 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Cleaning the apartment while watching Tangled on Netflix streaming! πŸ™‚

  • Yin
    August 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I had the chance to relax after a very stressful weekend!

  • Amy Lee
    August 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Reading the comments to this post, I found a comment regarding yoga for cancer patients. I sent the website info to 3 friends who are currently battling breast cancer. It made my day to be able to encourage them today.

  • Maddie L
    August 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I made some farm fresh scrambled eggs that started my day out perfectly!

  • Lily
    August 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Good things about today are…eating homemade soup, taking a rest day, and reading my book while its raining outside!!!

  • Alexandria
    August 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    This is my kind of giveaway! I love reading (I’m an English teacher) and love getting suggestions for great books to read. The best thing that happened today was emptying my car of all of my school stuff & getting them into my new classroom!

  • Laura
    August 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Something good: My dad had surgery today and I found out it went well!

  • Laurie
    August 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I just moved to my new apartment in Charleston, SC today and am excited about starting medical school next week!

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I got a job offer for a new position today at work!

  • Megan
    August 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Good thing about today-I had the day off so I already did a little bit of back to school shopping! I work with kids so it’s totally necessary =)

  • Abby
    August 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Seeing a family of deer on my walk today made me smile

  • Lynn
    August 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Even though it’s 102 outside today, it’s nice & cool in the office

  • Leigh
    August 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    A good thing about my day – I got to see my parents and dogs for the first time since April!

  • Molly
    August 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Just scheduled my National Boards Exam for my nursing license!! Eeek!

  • Juliann
    August 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I’m a librarian at a university and for us, school starts on Thursday. Which means that after three months of a quiet campus, things are starting to come alive. And I got to meet a bunch of new graduate students today and tell them how I can help them. So it’s definitely a good day.

  • Lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Today is great because the weather in Chicago is PERFECT, which happens about 5 days per year!

  • Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Something good about my day: I FINALLY found a crib to buy for my son!–to be born in October!

  • laura
    August 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    The bright spot in my day would be the fact that I get to spend it with my husband before the start of a busy workweek!

  • Sophie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    The weather feels like it’s starting to turn. Just the hint that fall is around the corner is enough for me!

  • Carol
    August 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Went to a local boutique that was going out of business and scored 3 sweaters and 2 blouses for $11.88 !!!!! WOW ! Made my day !

  • Bethany
    August 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    We started potty training my daughter on Saturday and we have had only one accident today!

  • Liz
    August 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I got to sleep in, take a nice long shower, and relax after a long, trying night at work.

  • Lindsay B
    August 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I got a great workout in and then got to spend the rest of the day with my sweet 3 month old baby girl!

  • MoodyFoody
    August 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I got to stay home with my little baby today. that is the best thing to happen to me today.

  • Cate
    August 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    No cavities at the dentist!!! πŸ™‚

  • Tracie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I enjoyed a crispness in the air when I headed out for my run while the moon was still high and the roads were still quiet. I love the peaceful pre-dawn moments when I am alone with God and nature.

  • Leslie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I just got some great news from my dad about him NOT losing his job, and my BFF brought me a Starbucks at work πŸ™‚

  • Carrie T
    August 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    my to-do list at work is slowly shrinking….go me!

  • liz dean
    August 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    My something good was getting a job!!! πŸ™‚

  • Carolyn C.
    August 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I am blessed. I have three healthy children and am healthy myself. I have the privilege of getting to raise my boys and teaching the right and wrong. Plus, no one is fighting right now! Bonus!! It’s a great day.

  • Kimberly
    August 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Found the BEST farmers market in dallas! Got some delicious mangos!

  • Katharine
    August 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Making me smile today – meeting an old high school friend for dinner. Girl chats make ANY day, especially Monday, better πŸ™‚

  • Karen @ Goofy Can Cook
    August 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    The best part of my day was stocking up at Costco and finally getting back in a running groove!

  • Ambi
    August 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I made the best protein shake with bananas and blueberries–sounds small but it made my day. πŸ™‚

  • Colleen
    August 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Had a first date to look forward to all day!

  • Mary
    August 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I heard about a job opening that sounds IDEAL for me. Application in, fingers crossed!

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Hello! Something good about my day: seeing SUN and weather above 68 degrees for almost the first time this summer! The Pacific Northwest definitely has its drawbacks… πŸ™‚ Thanks Jenna for the giveaway!

  • Shannon
    August 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I had a massage today!

  • Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel
    August 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I got to spend time with the Aunt before I leave back for college!! (: Always fun to spend time with family!

  • Mary
    August 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    My boss gave me two Hershey kisses πŸ™‚

  • Kim
    August 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I get to go on a walk outside since it’s finally not lava hot outside anymore!

  • gia
    August 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    My something good is that I was honest about my feelings to someone last night and I feel relief today.

  • Evelyn R
    August 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I spent the afternoon at the pool with my 2 girls.

  • Teacher Girl
    August 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Today was the first day back for teachers in my district and I am so grateful that I still have a job. My heart goes out to those who have lost theirs.

  • denise
    August 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Multiple playful walks with my new puppy, Louis!!!

  • Brienne
    August 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    finally organized my senior semester schedule! wahoo πŸ™‚

  • JT @ The Faux Foodie Girl
    August 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    waking up to a beautiful smile my 3-month old gave me this morning and coming home to her smiling face after a long day at work!!!

  • Julie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    i get to play flag football and meet new friends in my new city!

  • Arianna @ Laughter & Linguini
    August 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    The best part of my day today was savasana during yoga! Much needed relaxation time πŸ™‚

  • Kate
    August 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I love this site! The recipes are sooo yummy! So far my favorite one we have tried was the black bean cake recipe! My husband gave me a Kindle for my birthday in June, so a $25 Amazon card would come in handy!!

  • Jocelyn
    August 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    My something good was stumbling finding your giveaway in Google Reader just after I started to lament about purchasing the book list for all my classes. That, and I got to start my day with a really awesome workout!

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Today I ate raspberrries straight off the canes with the sun on my face, from bushes I planted last year on a cold, hard winter day.

  • Megan
    August 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    The best part of my day is being able to go home on my lunch break and make homemade guacamole…and of course ELR.

  • carla
    August 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Being blessed to stay home and go swimming with my 2 kids!

  • Laura
    August 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    My joy is that I recently started a job where I can work from home, wherever home may be, and today I got to work from a porch overlooking the sea. It doesn’t even matter that I don’t get much vacation time, when work can be like that!

  • Savannah
    August 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Tropical Green Smoothie from Whole Foods this morning πŸ™‚

  • Gary Ratajczak
    August 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    It’s pouring here in UpState NY, but I got a chance to look at the weekend camping pics with my family πŸ™‚ …… and also saved a few ELR recipes to my Evernote databank!

  • Caitlin
    August 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Hmm. Something good about my day. How about 3 things, because I’m indecisive (but aren’t we all)?

    1- I’m wrapping up my first real business trip.
    2- I start my doctoral program in a week!
    3- Just got word that my brother successfully and safely climbed (and got down from!) Mt. Kilimanjaro.

    What a Monday!

  • Nicole
    August 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Just saw your post on the Mango Lassi! Making it tonight πŸ™‚

  • Brittany
    August 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I had a really good run & made homemade pita chips πŸ™‚

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    My morning was filled with one year old twin boys!! I also just finished a green and some rainier cherries. Good, good day so far!

  • brandalyn
    August 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    The best thing about my day is the fact that is my only day of work this week and i have the rest of the week off to hang out with my baby girl, can’t wait!

  • Sarah Elizabeth
    August 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I made plans to see an old friend!

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I had leftover pizza for lunch, yummy!

  • Atesa
    August 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Something great about my day is that I got a GREAT workout in, ate healthfully, and made kale chips – the healthiest, yummiest snack ever!

  • Tricia
    August 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I ate some amazing Milano cookies – they had melted chocolate inside. Definitely made Monday easier to deal with!

  • Tina D
    August 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I got to celebrate my birthday today with my co-workers with delicious cupcakes! yum yum.

  • Sarah Louise
    August 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    My day has been great because the weather is perfect, and I didn’t have to work!

  • Sara
    August 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    My hair looked uncharacteristically good this morning…so I didn’t have to wash it before work. I was feeling lazy, so I was pretty excited about this!

  • Paige
    August 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    The beautiful weather made my day!

  • Heather
    August 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I caught up with a good friend over coffee, it was a sunny, but not too hot day here in Chicago, and I get the night off because the bootcamp I teach was canceled (or is that a bad thing? Nah.)! Happy Monday!

  • BC
    August 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Was doing laundry and found money in my jeans pocket that I had forgotten about!

  • alanna
    August 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Visited with my brother today and got to meet my new nephew.

  • Carolyn
    August 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I’m a little under the weather today so it’s harder to look on the bright side of things … but …. I’m looking forward to an evening walk, time with the hubby, and reading in bed!

  • Sammy
    August 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I bought yarn in pretty colors today–makes me happy to look at it. (-:

  • Lili
    August 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I’m going swimming!!~

  • Angie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I got to eat lunch with my husband! I love calling him my husband. We just got married a month ago!

  • Emma Ruth
    August 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    i am here! reason enough!

  • Kris
    August 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I start my first year of med school in a few weeks and I spent the day preparing!

  • Shelly
    August 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I turned 30 today! πŸ™‚

  • Allison
    August 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Got a great workout at the gym early this morning and then have spent the day with my kids.

  • Tammy @ Palm Trees and Manatees
    August 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    What a nice thing to do for your readers! My day has been great because my new career as a Disney travel specialist really started to take off over the past few days! I love being able to make people’s dreams come true for my job. And of course, every day since I found out I was pregnant in May has been a great day because it’s something I was praying for for a long time. Feeling very blessed today. πŸ™‚

  • Sun
    August 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Best part of my day was seeing a lone sailboat on the lake during my morning run. Beautiful and peaceful!

  • Kara
    August 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    My day is awesome because there’s not a cloud in the sky and the humidity has finally broke! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica D.
    August 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I am a counselor for 5-7 year-olds so I was excited to be able to do therapy outside all day πŸ™‚

  • Priya
    August 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    My 7 month old baby started to climb the stairs today. It was amazing to watch him go…..

  • Courtney
    August 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I went outside and enjoyed the sunshine!

  • Morgan
    August 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I went to IKEA today and made it out under $200!!

  • Juanitta Gatineau
    August 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Today is the first day back to school for my 10 year old son and for snacks, he asked for tomatoes, grapes and cherries…….all on his own! I have to actually thank his 4th grade teacher from last year who helped instill good snacking by having the kids actually watch sugar content on labels and grew vegetables in a small garden at the school.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    August 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Jenna you’re so sweet to do this giveaway! Something good about my day was going to the movies with my mom.

  • Kristen
    August 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I’m finally getting healthier – both from working out and following healthy, cute meal ideas from your blog! And I’m a producer and booked Cal Ripken for my show this week, good day! πŸ™‚

  • valerie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    The sun is out in San Francisco and my dog is by my side while I am working = good things about today!

  • WendyF
    August 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I received a really nice thank you note from my boss’ boss for doing a great job at replacing my boss while he was on holidays. Made me feel warm and fuzzy.

  • Natalie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I am training for my second half marathon and today I am running 10 miles!!

  • KT
    August 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    The weather was beautiful today and makes me anxious for fall — and all of the tasty food (read: PUMPKIN-anything and chili!) that I like to make in the fall!

  • Jocelyn
    August 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I got to spend the day with my mom, sister in law, and darling nephew!

  • erin
    August 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I’m a new follower and love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway. One good thing from today is that I weighed this morning and have lost 5 pounds since the beginning of the month!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    hanging out with my sisters will be the best part of my day today πŸ™‚ happy monday!

  • Ally
    August 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I had a delicious scramble for breakfast, courtesy of one of Austin’s food trailers!

  • Christine
    August 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Green bean, sweet corn and tomato salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette!

  • Jessica
    August 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I was able to drag my lazy butt out of bed before work to squeeze in a 4 mile run! Feels good to have that under my belt already πŸ™‚

  • Susanna
    August 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    It is August 15th in TN and it feels like FALL outside!

  • Allison G
    August 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I went to a great yoga class this morning!

  • Lindsey
    August 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I just found the most delicious frozen yogurt place in new hometown. MMMM

  • Gabrielle
    August 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I started medical school today! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I sent out three letters…one to a friend in Iceland, one to a friend in Ottawa, and one to a friend up in Northern Canada. Sending letters is almost as fun as receiving them πŸ˜€

  • Jaime Ramsay
    August 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Fun giveaway! Looking after my ever-adorable two year old niece while she has the chicken pox was my task for the day and playing games with her and chatting with her was delightful.

  • Samantha
    August 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    i got to hang out with my dad all day. πŸ™‚

  • Mona
    August 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I cleaned out my car.

  • alex
    August 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    having a great day celebrating my co-worker’s birthday!

  • Kristine
    August 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I’m a community health nurse and today I get to take a patient to their first doctor’s appointment in years! I love helping connect people with much needed health care. πŸ™‚

  • megan
    August 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    all three of my kids had a great day at school!! that, my friends, is something to smile about!!

  • Julia
    August 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    The best part about today is knowing that I only have two more days left until vacation!

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I get to see Tall Paul, one of my very favorite local singer/songwriters, tonight!

  • DessertForTwo
    August 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    OK, this sounds weird, but 1 good part of my day is that my boss is back from vacation. I know most people hate their bosses, but my boss is great.

    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Kate
    August 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks so much for your great blog and doing the giveaway! Today was a great day because it was much cooler than it has been.

  • lisa
    August 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    i had mcdonald’s for lunch and enjoyed every bite. πŸ™‚

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian)
    August 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Well, it’s not good, but it’s funny πŸ™‚ Hubby and I got home yesterday from camping for the 1st time with our new puppy and both desperately wanted sleep. Well, in the middle of the night the puppy, Lando, chewed through the lamp chord under the bed and made some pained noises. I dropped to the floor to look for him. I couldn’t see him so I shot my head up. Little did I know Hubby was leaning over my side of the bed, looking down. I ended up hitting his forehead, just over his right eye, with the top of my head. Hard. After a few moments of pained curses, Lando jumped on the bed and licked our sore heads as if the apologize for causing the crazy. We managed to get back to sleep with Lando at our feet πŸ™‚ Puppy kisses = good.

  • Jenny
    August 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I have the day off AND I went to Ulta and bought new hair products!! Yay!

  • anne
    August 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Something good is simply that the sun is out!

  • Joyce L
    August 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    This morning I found out that the soy milk I make my oatmeal breakfast in everyday went bad, so I quickly switched gears and made myself a toasted turkey breast, tomato, cheese, egg and dijon mustard sandwich~ such a treat!

  • Allison R.
    August 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Something great about my day is that my new-ish boyfriend watched Food Inc. with me and I have now educated yet another person how important it is to feed our body good, real food πŸ™‚

  • lindsay
    August 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I spent the afternoon getting my finances in order after starting my new job. Feels good to have it all sorted out!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    August 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Something good about my day – is that I am more then ready to get back to teaching. Last full week of summer here πŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    August 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I just found out that I’m having a boy!

  • Bethany
    August 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    A good thing about today is I had literally just picked out a cookbook on Amazon to buy my boyfriend as a housewarming present, and then I came over to read your blog and saw this giveaway! Hopefully today is my lucky day! πŸ˜‰

  • Steph
    August 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I was sick all weekend and am FINALLY feeling better – that’s definitely something to be happy about!

  • Christine
    August 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Something good about today, its still summer vacation and the sun is out! πŸ™‚

  • ATalley
    August 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I did a little back to school shopping and a lotta house cleaning!

  • Bonnie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! One great thing about my day so far? The morning thunderstorm – I loved it! It’s been a super relaxing and enjoyable day for me; grateful for it.

  • Ann
    August 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Supper Club!

  • Brenna
    August 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    The best part about my day today was – I got a job! Weee!

  • Errign
    August 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Something good about my day? I did a yoga podcast with my fave teacher from back home this am, I met my new roomie and she doesn’t seem like a weirdo, and I’m off to running club.

  • Audra
    August 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    I’m looking forward to a home cooked dinner and sitting around the table hearing about my kids day at school.

  • Lea
    August 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    The good for today was submitting my application at the local golden retriever rescue in hopes of getting a friend for my Lola!! Doggy fever is in the air!!

  • Mariel
    August 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Good thing about my day was that I finally found the perfect wall mirror for my bedroom!

  • LauraD
    August 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    My coworkers and I jammed out to 80s music today, all the while dancing around the office. Great fun!

  • emily
    August 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    my baby girl lost her first tooth!!

  • Marie@feedingfive
    August 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Take 2. The best part of my day will be watching Dexter tonight with my husband. We’re on season 3 and it is the most addicting show I’ve ever watched!

  • Aria
    August 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    This morning I got my marriage license which means I’m that much closer to my wedding in October πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  • briana
    August 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    i’ve had a very productive monday, which is always a good thing!

  • Ana
    August 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Today I added fasting and a devotional to my yoga routine to be fully spiritually ready for my Junior year in college, and my heart is so happy!!

  • Danielle Scholfield
    August 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Hey there Jenna, great site, love the latest fashion posts. Today was a great day cause my family is healthy and happy so there’s not much more I can ask for is there πŸ™‚ Take care Jenna

  • Natalya
    August 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I had a good workout and took the dogs to the dog park! Productive and fun πŸ™‚

  • Whitney @ My Life.My Heart. My Journey.
    August 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    My day started with a sunrise run, and now I’m busy making it possible for students to afford to go to college!!!

  • Liana
    August 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I got in a 5,75 mile run during my lunch break!

  • April
    August 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I have the day off πŸ™‚ which is fabulous!

  • Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Oh yay! Kind of lame but… my boring meetings are done for the day and I get to take a break to read some blogs and then get some work done!

  • Annette
    August 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I’m going on a date with my husband tonight!

  • Jandee
    August 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Only 50 minutes left of work!

  • Bruna
    August 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I let my english bulldog puppy lick my feet! gross but so cute

  • stephanie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    you are too sweet! the best part of my day was buying a foam roller and putting it to work πŸ™‚

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    August 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    My something good for the day is my super excited and happy puppy when I went home to feed and play with her at lunch πŸ™‚

  • Hannah Hawley
    August 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I used the rainy day to clean the apartment from end to end!

  • Anna
    August 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I made your delicious summer ratatouille yesterday and got to eat the leftovers today! And I got to go on a long bike ride in a new city! Keep the easy, quick, simple recipes coming- I love your site!

  • Molly
    August 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I transformed leftover grilled chicken and potatoes into parmesan potato pancakes topped with chicken simmered in garlic, white wine, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Also, served along side was roasted eggplant and yellow tomatoes and some green beans! Absolutely delicious!

  • sweetkaroline
    August 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    i had dessert after breakfast πŸ™‚

    yummy banana chocolate chip ‘muffins’ πŸ˜‰

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    My soy latte after lunch!

  • Nicole
    August 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Even though it has an incredibly rainy day here in RI, the best thing about my day so far was having fresh blueberries and soy yogurt after a kick-butt spin class!

  • Tessa @ Amazing Asset
    August 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I baked a crumb top cinnamon cake for my mom’s birthday tomorrow πŸ™‚

  • Dawn
    August 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Awww, you’re so sweet!! Today I had an interview and scored a really sweet work gig for the next four months. Feeling pretty awesome.

  • Rhonda Pearson
    August 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I am blessed with the most amazing family and friends ever.
    <3

  • Penny
    August 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I finished my new website, I took a nap, I ate chocolate…and later I will run, then read a book.
    Sounds glorious, right? πŸ™‚

  • Katie @ www.princessofpavement.com
    August 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    This morning – for work! – I watched a 12-foot tall, 85-foot long, 8,000-pound steel dragon be lifted onto a flatbed trailer by a 120-tonne crane. A whole lot of numbers = a super duper spectacular sight!

  • krisine
    August 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    perfect weather to enjoy a book on the front porch….and checking out my cute “merino cool” nails every time i turn a page.

  • Hillary
    August 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Getting to catch up with some fun friends from college after work!

  • Ashley G.
    August 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I was finally able to get into my classroom today and start unpacking and arranging everything. I love this time of year… I’m such a teacher nerd =)

  • frannie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I finally started writing my grandmother’s memoirs! I posted the first bit on my blog πŸ™‚

  • Caroline
    August 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    The sun after a heavy rain.

  • Camar
    August 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Today I did a little back to school shopping myself and found a pair of hot pink nine west wedges for 7 DOLLARS!!! That definitely made my day!

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    August 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Something good about today: I had amazing eats! Everything was so delicious!

  • Kathryn
    August 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I have two weeks off before school starts!

  • Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I live in the Pacific Northwest and it is actually sunny today! This is a very, very good thing!!

  • tiffany
    August 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    awesome giveaway!!
    my first day of med school today was great! i met more people and formed an intramural soccer team!

  • Lauren Z.
    August 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    My work day is flyin by! And this weekend I made Snickerdoodle Cupcakes from cookiesandcups.com and they were AWESOME! I am looking forward to some “not-back-to-school” clothes shopping for myself. πŸ™‚

  • Elisa
    August 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    My work day flew by! So that makes today a good Monday.

  • Kiah
    August 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    some sweet cuddle-time with my pups πŸ™‚

  • Abby
    August 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Today’s a fab day because I get to spend some quality time with one of my dear friends. Good conversation, beautiful weather, afternoon walk, sweet and precious friend…that’s a pretty great remedy for a lovely day πŸ™‚

  • Sara Apperley
    August 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Today was awesome, I slept in till 11 and then followed my “morning” with grilled cheese made by my mom and a two hour nap πŸ™‚

  • Nicole N
    August 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I would love to purchase some new books with the gift card if I win πŸ™‚

  • Jess
    August 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Scallops are defrosting in the fridge… can’t wait!

  • Lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    My bill for school ended up being less than expected, had a great phone conversation, and I’ve got a book study tonight with awesome friends. Good day.

  • Alex
    August 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I completed my first successful day running dance camp! YAY!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I took my dog on our last walk before I go back to college tomorrow! Sad, but definitely a favorite of the day. πŸ™‚

  • Laura @ Backstage Balance
    August 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    You’re such a sweetheart!
    The most awesome part of my day is actually from two nights ago where I arranged for a theater full of people to sing happy birthday to an artist πŸ™‚ Involved lots of slips of paper and “pass it on!” instructions. It was awesome!

  • Jamie
    August 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    One of my coworkers told me that chatting with me was one of the highlights of her day! It is so nice to feel appreciated and something I want to pass on to the people who make my days bright.

  • Charles
    August 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    My friend Vanessa took me to a new Greek restaurant in town for my birthday, which was Saturday. I’d call that good!

  • Beth J.
    August 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Today I woke up, went to work as an oncology nurse and went home to my best friend and hubby. Then, a lady brought in almond cake we all got to sample. Can’t ask for a better Monday!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Today, I finally ordered the ukulele I have been waiting to buy! I am so excited for it to get here:)

  • lisa
    August 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    It’s finally starting to feel like fall in the south! πŸ™‚

  • Jill
    August 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    My something good for today is that my husband is bringing home dinner! Sweet sweet relief in not having to cook tonight πŸ™‚

  • Molly
    August 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Three words can describe the best thing about my day….Breakfast for dinner! πŸ™‚

  • Bess
    August 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    My something good of the day is my visa to visit India next month arrived today. I’ve been wanting to go since age 5 (I even co-wrote a book called “IN INDIA” in first grade) so I cannot wait for this trip!

  • Rachel (tea and chocolate)
    August 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I read for two hours outside in the 80* weather. It was wonderful!

  • Renee R
    August 15, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Best thing about my day is that fiancee is going home early to take care of our pup and make me dinner since I have to work late:)

  • Lindsey
    August 15, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Today I taught my baby sister (who is 16!) how to pump gas into a car! I can’t believe how the time flies πŸ™‚

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    August 15, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Something good about my day? Hmm.

    I made it to work on time!

    πŸ˜‰

    And my kitchen is clean!!!!

  • Kelsey
    August 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    i treated myself to an iced mocha today because it was monday at the office and well, i think that pretty much explains itself. it was deeelicious.

  • Britney
    August 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I’m signing a new lease today! I’m so excited – I’ve been waiting for this for the past month.

  • Meg A
    August 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I’m a teacher and today was my first day back. I had insomnia last night but it was actually great to get in the classroom and I had a lot of fun! I also ordered Spanish apples to apples to use in my class, which I am psyched about!

  • Sumilove
    August 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I’m planning a surfing trip for my friends and myself this weekend. So excited!!

  • Liz
    August 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I finished a work project that had been hanging over my head! Hooray for productivity on a Monday!

  • karen
    August 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    the best thing today is taking a (short) break from work and checking out my favorite websites/blogs. thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  • Cheri
    August 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Finished my work early today so I have time for yoga…something I’ve been doing a lot more of recently thanks to you πŸ™‚

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count
    August 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    After a weekend filled with parties and too much of the wrong things to eat, I got myself back on track today and I’m making preparations to have a Really good, healthy week!!

  • Joanna
    August 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    The good news about my day is that it’s almost time to go home, which means playing with the puppy! Puppies = love.

  • Jenni
    August 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I have been inspired and started my first beginner’s yoga class this morning. Great start to the day and week!

  • Valerie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I got a 6 mile run in today before work! That is the farthest I’ve run in the morning, ever. Well, besides races, I gues. I am NOT a morning person!

  • Linda
    August 15, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Dark chocolate lindt bar. *Yum*

  • Lindsay Tjarks
    August 15, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I spent my day getting “back to school” ready – as a teacher! πŸ™‚

  • Melody
    August 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Good thing about my day: It turns out I won’t be going blind after severely hurting my left eye! YAY! πŸ˜€

  • Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I’ve been running forever and wanting desperately for my husband to run with me. He has been struggling to do it but today we ran our entire morning trail, 2.6 miles together. It was a great start to the day!

  • Alison G
    August 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I made your buttery whole wheat blueberry cake yesterday and it was DELICIOUS for breakfast this morning!

  • Nicole
    August 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    The best thing about today is that it’s quittin’ time!

  • Kate20
    August 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I found my sunnies that had been missing for a week!

  • Melizza
    August 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    What a thoughtful a giveaway! I love Amazon.

    Great thing about my day? I found a gorgeous tea set for Β£25 at my local charity shop! It really brightened my day.

  • Tessa
    August 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Today I skipped the gym and am doing some much needed cleaning around my apartment. I wish I had gone to the gym instead! This is quite a workout πŸ˜‰

  • Elizabeth
    August 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I have a date to watch Millionaire Matchmaker tonight with some new friends from school. That is definitely something good!

  • Melinda
    August 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Great Giveaway! My something good for today is “finishing up painting & mowing grass at our housethat we are getting ready to put on the market” house remodeling is alot of hard work! Also, I’m excited to be headed back to our real home to relax and hopefully read a few books πŸ™‚

  • kat
    August 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I had a precious day out with my four year old daughter. We went to the salon and then out to lunch.

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    It’s still sunny and warm which means running and biking outside still!

  • Irina
    August 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Something good about my day? I ran 3 miles πŸ™‚ It was measly and tiring but hey, better any distance than none right?

  • Molly
    August 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I’m getting married next August and I found my wedding dress today!!!! <3

  • abby
    August 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Hi Jenna! I made brownies and got my laundry done. πŸ™‚

  • Karlee
    August 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    something good about my day….my boyfriend is making me dinner, and i’m enjoying a glass of wine and reading blogs after a hard days of work!

  • Tina
    August 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Had a rough day at work today but am excited to go home and spend time with my hubby. My nights with him are always the best part of my weekdays! Oh, and he offered to pick up dinner. Best Husband Ever!!!

  • Luci
    August 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    The work day is done!

  • Catherine J
    August 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I moved in with my boyfriend today and started my first day of full time work! Doesn’t get much better than that.

  • Carrie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I’m about to make ratatouille dinner using the recipe you wrote a few days ago, I’m so excited!!

  • nichole
    August 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I’m having mama peas tofu tacos for dinner. So yummy

  • Angela
    August 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    The best thing about my day is it is my day off from work and I get to relax! Also I have some yummy taco soup in the crock pot that I am looking forward to!

  • rachel @ the faded apron shared table
    August 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Something good…The weather is beautiful here; it’s cooling down a bit and getting me in the mood for going back to school.

  • kylie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    the weather today is amazing!!!!!!!

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    August 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    i’m going out to dinner w/ my husband tonight…celebration of the end of my internship!

  • Jamie J.
    August 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Well, I survived Monday and that’s a good thing!

  • Ruby
    August 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I made it through my first day of med school class!

  • courtenay
    August 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    my 21 month old son told me he loved me for the first time today πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ it was amazing.

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    My today was great because of lunch!! I am a teacher (we have open house tonight and start on WEDNESDAY…ohhhh no!!) πŸ™‚ I made some of your bf approved (hubby, too!) black bean burgers and got to bring one for lunch… took my mind off some of the before- school jitters (yep, still have em!) However, I’m very excited to start the year off (and with a new name, too! yay for marriage!) with my new kiddos! And sooo incredibly excited that my meat and potatoes hubby loves your black bean burgers!

  • Kendall
    August 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I’m about to end my workday and head to yoga!

  • Anne
    August 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I had a lovely nap after work in the rain while my new kitten slept in my hand!!

  • Keely
    August 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    The best part of my day was discovering lendle, a website that allows for kindle book lending among strangers. Such a neat idea and a great find since I’ve been speeding through my books lately! I already borrowed my first book and I believe you recommended it- Gap Creek. Loving it so far and loving this beautiful weather we are having in Mississippi! Happy monday!

  • Aimee M
    August 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    My Professor informed me I had the highest grade in our class of 75 people! What an ego-booster πŸ™‚

  • Anne
    August 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I had a lovely nap in the rain after work while my new kitten was asleep in my hand!

  • Monica
    August 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    The best part of my day was making roasted brussel sprouts for dinner. Yum!

  • Sara
    August 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    In light of a recent break up (re: 3 days ago), today I’ve been smiling because I have the most unbelievable friends and family a girl could ask for.

  • Samantha
    August 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I found out my daddy–who works in Asia–will be back in the states this weekend for a wedding I’m going to!

  • Geneva Gingerich
    August 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I love Amazon! Its….Amazing! lol

  • Alissa
    August 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I’m loving the fall-like weather today <3

  • Lindsey
    August 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I finally got new bike tires and went for my first ride of the summer.

  • Fallon
    August 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    My something good in disguise was mixing up the date of my AP Lit summer picnic, which turned out to be a good thing because I realized my mistake halfway through doing my makeup, so I went in a different direction and tryed out a super fun look that I would never have dared wear to the picnic. A small thing, but still a nice break in the day πŸ™‚

  • Lily
    August 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I took care of babies in the hospital nursery today…doesn’t get much better than newborn babies!

  • KATE
    August 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    The best part of my day is in an hour when I get to have coffee with a wonderful friend (not to mention I get to walk there in 80 degrees and sunshine)! Thanks!

  • Casey
    August 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Today is good because after a long hard rainy Monday, I’m off to enjoy restaurant week in Boston!!

  • Lindsey @Textbooks and Cookbooks
    August 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    The best thing about my day was getting from MD to Northern VA during rush hour in under an hour! Everyone must be on vacation because no one was on the roads πŸ™‚

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    August 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Something good = I just entered a photo of my daughter in an online photo contest. I love contests, giveaways, and “playing along” with this sort of stuff!

  • Katie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Today the sun is shining! That makes it a good day in the Pacific NW!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    August 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Jenna, how sweet are you?! Today, actually marks a fresh start in my life. I’m turning a new leaf…leaving the security of working at a design firm to work remotely for another designer, focusing more on writing and helping my sister take care of her new baby. So pumped πŸ™‚

  • Runak
    August 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    My something good is that I’m going to start my training for a 1/2 marathon.

  • Wendy
    August 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Back to school…I started working today on getting my classroom ready for my new 2nd graders!

  • AppleTree
    August 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Today’s good thing was a great laugh with some of my students over a contraband candy bar. It seriously made my day.

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I am a teacher and I had a great first day back-to-school with my first graders!! I thought I would be totally wiped out at the end of the day, but I have enough energy for some outside time!!!

  • Laura
    August 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Something good about my day? My kids are currently playing nicely together in the next room while I make dinner. Ahhhh bliss.

  • Melissa
    August 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    YOU are so wonderful πŸ™‚ Let’s see, something good about my day? The amazing 2 hour nap I had after being at work at 4:30 a.m.!!!

  • Tammy
    August 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    How sweet of you to host this giveaway just because! I’m glad I got to spend time with three of my friends today since I’m leaving for college in a week πŸ™‚

  • Kim L.
    August 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Great day! My oldest Little Darling started kindergarten today. I sat through a reading of The Kissing Hand and didn’t lose it!

  • rudy
    August 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I finished a really great book about the mind-body connection

  • Janine
    August 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Beautiful weather in Chicago and ice cream before lunch. Not a bad Monday!

  • Cinnamon Owl
    August 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I bought those cute Target clogs you blogged about, and they were on sale for $6.00! I have them on and love them!

  • Wendy
    August 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    The humidity is finally gone!

  • Michal
    August 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I had a genius idea for enchiladas and am preparing them right now…. I’ve been looking forward to it all day! Definitely a good thing about my day. πŸ™‚

  • shan
    August 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    today marks my last week in the office before vacation πŸ™‚ and i have grand plans to order a few kindle books for my trip, so fingers crossed for the gift cards!

    p.s. i highly recommend both “the immortal life of henrietta lacks” and “room.” um, also the hunger games series if you haven’t tried that (quick, entertaining reads!)

  • Kinsey
    August 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Playing water polo for 5 hours and then getting a “good job today” from my coach. And doing 50 pushups in a row!

  • kayleigh
    August 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    the best parts of my day were my workout and cuddling with my dog on the couch!

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    August 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I came home to a homemade cake after a long day at work πŸ™‚

  • Whitney
    August 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I’m embarking on a road trip to Montana with some great friends in less than 5 days! I’m out-of-my-skin excited!!

  • Anne Weber-Falk
    August 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    My kids are all healthy! Just saw the doctor for annual check ups. My ten year old grew three inches!

  • Carolyn
    August 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Getting ready for my last night of work before six off and a little vacation trip to Vancouver, BC!

  • Mel
    August 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Today was the first day for new teachers at my school. I am a mentor to a new teacher this year. We had a great day! I even took her “shopping” for office supplies in the district’s stock pile. We are going to have a great year working together since she is teaching three sections of a class and I have one section of the same class.

  • Heather @ Bake, Run, Live
    August 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I made cookies! And it isn’t raining, which is a good thing (my yard is a swimming pool).

  • Nico
    August 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    It’s cool enough for curry today and I have been craving it for weeks! So that’s good πŸ™‚

  • Micaela
    August 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I was planning to make some no-bake cookies today just because, and my roommate ended up having a frustrating day. I brought her some cookies and I was glad to have something to cheer her up when she needed it.

  • Samantha
    August 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I woke up with a sore throat today, it bummed me out. But I tried to eat super foods to knock it out.

  • Rose
    August 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Today, my boss knew I had a pretty hectic Monday ahead of me so waiting on my desk for me when I got there was an iced coffee with SF vanilla, just the way I like it! That made my day awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Katie @ peacebeme
    August 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I had a wonderful swim today! πŸ™‚
    I love that photo of the old books.
    Oh man, I would LOVE to win this!

  • Emma
    August 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    You’re too sweet! The prospect of buying some Kindle books I’ve been coveting is enough to make my day, but I’m especially excited to have a cookout with 7 of my best girlfriends from high school tonight, even in the rain we’re getting here in New England πŸ™‚

  • Heather
    August 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Its sunny– thats all I need πŸ™‚

  • Jen @ The Well Read Fish
    August 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    The Thai chicken soup I made!

  • Leah K.
    August 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I ran 8 miles this morning in 1:06:49, all before my 3 lovely daughters woke up. Running is my yoga!!

  • Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I’m a Doctoral Student. Today I just received funding from the National Institutes of Health that will fund my dissertation research for the next 3 years!!!!

  • Britton
    August 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    It’s already time for school here in Tennessee! I got to spend the day with my precious class of pre-k children. If four-year olds don’t make a day great, I don’t know what else could!

  • Kristen@ Random Ramblings
    August 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist… and today was the first day back to school (for staff)! It was so wonderful to see all my amazing co-workers after a summer apart. I’m so lucky to have a job I love! And I could definitely use an Amazon gift card for back-to-school supplies!!

  • Christina
    August 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Realized I am leaving in exactly a week for Italy!!

  • Lesley
    August 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I was always the nerd who was excited to have school start back up! I loved color coding my folders by subject and labeling everything, haha

  • Ashton
    August 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    My something good for today was that I got rid of my migraine from last night :). Nothing feels better than a work out and eating delicious food!

  • Tara
    August 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Today, I stood up for myself. In a big way! Also, I’m grateful that there are still a few hours left in my evening, because I have a serious load of work to do!

  • Carrie @ kiss my whisk
    August 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    When the sun came out on my way home from work, after it poured rain all day long.

  • diana@mymarblerye
    August 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    eating a brownie!

  • Samantha
    August 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    The weather is finally cooling off, so there might be hope for fall (and boots weather) after all! That was a great thing today!

  • meagan
    August 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I had a horrible day at work so my something good was when I got home and saw my doggie wagging her tail-super excited to see me πŸ™‚ YAY

  • Cat
    August 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    i’m on vacation in the DR for the week…the best part of the day was eating a million slices of fresh juicy mango by the pool and reading my kindle!

  • Raya
    August 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    The best part of my day so far is when my new Core Fusion DVD (the Bootcamp one) arrived in the mail!! Ironically, I ordered it from Amazon, and also have my eye on their new DVD series coming out in a week or two. That gift card would go to good use for sure!! πŸ™‚

  • Katie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    My day was great because I came home to a dozen chocolate covered strawberries from my husband – because he appreciates me! Wow! (not typical, but oh so appreciated!). Also, I’m currently sitting at my computer finishing my last paper for my last summer class towards my master’s degree. Just one class in fall and one class in spring and I’m done (I also work full-time, thus the slow progress). Wahoo! Good day!

  • Jill Stinson
    August 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I got my classroom all wrapped up and ready for the first day of school! πŸ™‚ I’m a seventh grade reading teacher so the gift card would sure be nice! My bank account is not loving my book addiction so much!

  • Natalie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    New mascara. Need I say more!?

  • Jasara
    August 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    The best part of my day is actually about to happen- I am making the roasted beet and goat cheese quinoa that you posted last month (which I am completely obsessed with!)

  • Kellie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I had an awesome yoga class. In fact when it ended the lady next to me looked at me and said “that was intense”. I love challenging classes like that. It wasn’t necessarily fast, but it was super challenging and took everything you had to give. The best!

  • Allison
    August 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Waking up with the sun peeking through the tree outside my window and smelling the fresh early morning air.

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I got to leave work on time today for the first time in a week!

  • jeri
    August 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I almost through a temper tantrum I wanted to run my 7 miler so not-at-all. And of course, after mile one I felt like I could run forever.

  • Cellabella
    August 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I love you for this giveaway! The best part of my day so far has been this afternoon with my husband. We both had the day off so we went to our town’s lakeside cafe and enjoyed a beer and hot wings by the water πŸ™‚

  • Madison
    August 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I threw my back out at work the other day and today it stopped hurting! WIN!

  • Elisa
    August 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Bad day all around but fixed by my favorite indulgence: huge handful of dark chocolate M&M’s.

  • Charity
    August 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I think what is good about my day is that it hasn’t really felt like a Monday! Well except when my alarm went off.

  • Kaitlyn
    August 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Today is a good day because I’m finally getting organized again after being kind of lazy about it this summer (but that is what summer is for πŸ™‚

  • Kathleen
    August 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I discovered caramel macchiato cream for my iced coffee. Yum!!

  • tiffany
    August 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I finally got over my workout slump!!

  • Happy When Not Hungry
    August 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    My hubby and I just bought a house and are moving in next weekend!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I ate lunch outside with fellow co-workers! We’re elementary school teachers, so it’s rare that we can eat outside and it won’t happen once the kids come back to school on Thursday. πŸ™‚

  • Camille
    August 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I made congo bars yesterday and still had some leftover to eat today. πŸ™‚

  • Martha
    August 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Something good about today — the sweet potato fries I’m having with dinner! Yum!

  • Debra
    August 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    It’s one day closer to the day I will meet my new baby girl….. due in a couple weeks!

  • kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    August 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    The simple fact that you are hosting this giveaway is what is good about my day!

  • Tracy
    August 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    My good thing today was a 3:00 PM Pinkberry break! Delicious and definitely helped with the Monday blues.

  • Becca
    August 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Something good… only four days until the weekend?

  • Jennifer Blake
    August 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Enjoying the glorious sunshine with my three daughters before they start back to school tomorrow.

  • Betsy
    August 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Today I took my lovely godmother out to lunch! She is visiting from Charleston, South Carolina and I just love having her around. We dined well and laughed lots! Such a treat!

  • Katie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I got not one, but TWO pairs of shoes for fall today!

  • Patricia
    August 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Two of my friends and I have decided to take the plunge and start a consulting company! Eeeeee!

  • Erika
    August 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Best thing is that my husband travels thru the week ( every week:( but he’ll be home tonight when I’m off work. First time in months I’ve seen him on a Monday night:)

  • Rosanne
    August 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I just had a yummy Kind bar and a nice cold iced coffee — good 3pm pick me up!:)

  • Kelly E
    August 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I am moving to Washington D.C. in the Fall and went suit shopping today-found some great, cheap jackets!!

  • erin
    August 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    The weather is absolutely perfect here! I love summer.

  • Christina
    August 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    The horrible fake brick in my master bedroom was torn down today. Yay new drywall!

  • Jo
    August 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I’m going to try my hand at canning (especially some dilly beans and salsa) this weekend for the first time and today I snagged myself 12 quart mason jars for only $7! I think it’s a sign that my canning will go well.

  • yethryn
    August 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Today I get to have dinner with a friend I haven’t seen in three years. I’ve been looking forward to it since last week!

  • Becky
    August 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I LOVE today because my puppy learned how to “shake” and I think it is the cutest thing ever!

  • Amy K
    August 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Something good about today was that I got to take a nap! Some days it is the little things…haha

  • Leslie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I love back to school shopping! Today was an awesome day because I got 2 new cookbooks…and found several more I desperately want, so this gift card would come in miiiiighty handy!!

  • Jennifer L
    August 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Today I ran into an old friend!

  • Marie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    First day of school (Montessori) with a class of 7 one and two year olds. I loooove what I do! Now I’m off to a row class, then roasting lots of veggies for dinner πŸ™‚

  • erica
    August 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    best part about today is that my back feels loosened up for the first time in YEARS (i’m sure mostly because of my awesome yoga class yesterday)!

  • Megan
    August 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I discovered pinterest, and its been glorious!

  • Erin M
    August 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Something good about today…I did get to go back to school today. Not as a student, but as a teacher. Here’s to the beginning of a great school year!

  • Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    The best part of my day was getting my workout done first thing this morning (6am). Now I can just relax after a long day of work πŸ™‚

  • laura t.
    August 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    i finally got a hold of a copy of the violets of march, one of the books that you featured on your blog. its the perfect day to read (its been POURING allllll day) so ive been snuggling up on the couch and reading this book!

  • Tonya
    August 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    The best part of my day – I received a grade on a final I took on Thursday for Accounting 2 and I received an A! Always a relief!!

  • cianne
    August 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I’m wearing my favorite red lipstick which makes me feel awesome all day long!

  • Karla
    August 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    glorious sunshine and good friends to enjoy it with!

  • Blaire
    August 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I had off today from work and spent the day relaxing and watching The Kardashians. It was glorious πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    My roommate and I discovered today that with back to school and welcome events, we will be eating for free most of the week. The best part – we aren’t even in college any more, we work there now. Alright back to school!!

  • Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Long rainy day at work – but now cozy inside after a home-cooked dinner and going to enjoy some Netflix :).

  • Alison
    August 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I just found your blog! I love swimming with my little kiddos.

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Oh wonderful giveaway! Today I was happy I was able to take a bar method class and feel the burn immediately. Which was promptly followed by a few hours volunteering at the cat shelter – which always makes me happy. πŸ™‚

  • LiaSabel
    August 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Getting to spend the whole day outside with my sister πŸ˜‰

  • jenn
    August 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    gingerberry kombucha πŸ™‚

  • Mellie
    August 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    today I was blessed because I have God, a home, family, and friends. <3

  • Anne
    August 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Homemade graham crackers definitely made my day today! And that my husband makes me laugh every single day.

  • Darcy @ She Sings at the Table
    August 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I made a platter of adorable cookies for a lunch with some great ladies today. And I applied for a job that I think would be awesome!

  • Kelly R
    August 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Something good about my day… I got the shoes you talked about in a recent post for $6.25 at Target!

  • Alexis
    August 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I just discovered miso!

  • Ali
    August 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Today I made it to the gym at lunch and plan to make bread, do yoga and relax tonight! It would be great to relax with a brand new book.

  • Ashley @ This Is The Place
    August 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Best part of the day was my workout – 9 miles with 5 x 1mile repeats. Woop! I felt awesome!

  • Kay
    August 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Got my workout in this morning, cooked my son a great breakfast for back to school AND had a great day with work! Plus the weather was cooler in Arkansas!

  • Kimberly
    August 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Today is the first day of school and the first time I’ve not been nervous (and I’m a teacher!) πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth Elkatanani
    August 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Today is my anniversary… 7 years!

  • Susan
    August 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    something (very) good: i got up early to fit in a 35 minute workout before work (on a monday no less!) and it was cool enough to get in a 3+ mile run outside after work! woo hoo!

  • Marija
    August 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I met a boy πŸ™‚ I know silly but it’s been a while since I met a boy that i found to be decent and could talk to. So we shall see maybe my good day will turn into more good!

  • jules
    August 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    something good about my day was that it started out in baltimore with my good friends and ended up in boston, where i live. i had such a good weekend visiting friends!

  • Erin
    August 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I’ll give you three great things about my day:

    1) I started reading your blog and immediately subscribed via RSS.
    2) I had a great breakfast and lunch of healthy, home cooked meals and a great bike ride to and from work.
    3) I came home from work to flowers and a present wrapped up from my boyfriend for the start of “birthday week”. πŸ™‚

    Hope you had an equally amazing day. I’m so happy I found your blog — love it!

  • Tracy
    August 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I tried a new chocolate tea today….so so GOOD! Loved it!

  • Brandi @ The Vitamin Bee
    August 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    My boyfriend is in town, I ate delicious Mexican food, and I only worked half a day today! πŸ™‚

  • laura
    August 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I got to leave work on time!

  • Holly
    August 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Amazing weather today!! Sat outside and did work for a while – so refreshing!

  • Abby White
    August 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I spent quality time with my daughter Zoe. We are missing my son, Emmet who is at his first overnight camp for the whole week. To help us get over our sadness we went swimming and then made Orange and Nut Bars. Nothing like a little exercise and baking to get you through the day.

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I got have some basil from our garden for dinner, and it was so delicious!

  • Wendy
    August 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I actually made myself do yoga today and I feel great!!

  • Jen
    August 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I went on my first bike ride of the year!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I cooked dinner for my parents and we had a nice dinner all together πŸ™‚

  • kim
    August 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    holy mackerel, batman! there’s ALOT of comments already! I’m trying one of your recipes for the first time, it’s those little berry pocket pies. I’m making them for my team at work, tomorrow is a huge day for us and I figure this will be a nice treat. That’s what’s good in my day πŸ™‚

  • Leslie
    August 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    The sun is shining! πŸ™‚

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    August 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I had a fabulous dinner and I didn’t think it was going to be! Love when that happens.

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Something good about my day… I got to go to my internship, which always makes me happy!

  • Sara
    August 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I took my dog for a walk today to explore our new neighborhood!

  • Emily Meisler
    August 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I’m a teacher, so I’m actually heading back to school! This is my last week of vacation before school starts again, so it’s a great day!

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I was able to spend the day with a friend who is battling cancer.. she’s an inspiration!

  • Caroline
    August 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I treated myself to an iced coffee and a movie to enjoy the last few days before school begins again.

  • Kristen
    August 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I ate left over meatballs… YUM!

  • jade
    August 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    i started grad school today. hope i win because i have a lot of books to buy.

  • Samantha
    August 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I had a lovely day at the beach with my best of friends! Enjoyed the sunshine, relaxing and water!! Love these kinds of days

  • Rebecca Dressler
    August 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Today was a good day because I got to register for some Cross Country races for my team this season! So excited to run with the kidos πŸ™‚

  • Melinda M.
    August 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I slept in late and then got a delicious coffee!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jamie
    August 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I’ve spent the day with my 22-month-old and 3-week-old sons, and wonderful husband!

  • Alyssa R
    August 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Today was my last day of vacation and I spent it doing exactly what I wanted: nothing! It was so great just to relax, not running around, and spending time with my boyfriend. Ah-mazing.

  • Marcia
    August 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Ate a wonderful dinner with the hubby. I love when its just us alone!! Delish food+ great wine= a great night!!

  • Nicole Kramarczyk
    August 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I <3 ELR almost as much as I love food!!!

  • allsion
    August 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I went shopping!! My favorite thing to do on a rainy day. Got me a new pair of shoes!

  • n
    August 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    ooo! pick me πŸ™‚

  • Anne-Marie
    August 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Coming home to my little dog and giving him a cuddle.

  • courtney
    August 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    My husband is sick today, which might not sound great, but that means he is home right now! Party! (even if the party is him just lying on the couch while we watch movies)

  • Lindsay
    August 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Something great: My puppy appears to be potty trained!

  • Caroline
    August 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    i read all of these… and in doing so, i was reminded just how beautiful these little lives of ours really are!

  • Nicole
    August 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    My great day: a two and a half hour lunch break so my hubby picked me up at work and took me out!

  • Heather
    August 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I had a great run this morning!

  • katie
    August 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    the best part of my day was the shrimp stirfry my mom made!

  • Sadye
    August 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    My day wasn’t the greatest (I’m sick) but my son’s smile makes it great. He’s pretty kick ass.

  • Nicole
    August 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Your blog is the highlight of my morning. I literally CAN.NOT.WAIT to see what your new post will be. Thank you for making my day brighter.

  • Jennifer H.
    August 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I got to have lunch with a friend that I haven’t seen in way too long. And, since it was finally not a zillion degrees outside, we got to eat on the patio!

  • Bethany
    August 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I took a nap next to my precious 5 month old :).

  • Rach
    August 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I had an interview today that went really well. Plus, I have another phone interview lined up for tomorrow πŸ™‚

  • Thioni
    August 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    The grumpy old Italian woman at the Italian store smiled at me….first time ever….

  • Laura
    August 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I worked out hard, got a mani/pedi, and successfully finished the 3rd day of my fruit cleanse!

  • Britt
    August 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    It has been a beautiful day today, Wisconsin’s weather is very beautiful–not too humid!! I went on a 5 mile run, read my book “The Best of Times” by Penny Vincenzi…If you haven’t read, I recommend it!

    Thanks for the giveaway chance, Jenna! That is so awesome of you!

  • SP
    August 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I got to start my day with a run near the beach with a friend I haven’t seen in months!

  • Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    My day is good because I actually ran. Plus, I am having lots of quality family time with my husband before my son and I fly to Grandma’s house tomorrow. It’s a good day πŸ™‚

  • Amanda
    August 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I finally got some boxes organized and put away in my bedroom, making me feel much better!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    My day was great, full of excitement because tomorrow morning I’m on a flight out to Myrtle Beach!

  • grace
    August 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    i got a raise!

  • katelyn s.
    August 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Today, instead of eating over my computer working, I enjoyed a fabulous lunch at my favorite lunch spot with a friend. It shouldn’t be such a treat, but it made my day!!

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Best part of my day: consuming the delicious salad beast from Panera!

  • Ashley O
    August 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I had a rough day at work and the best part of my day is coming home to my two cute shitzhu puppies who are so excited to see me and give me kisses! They make me smile even when I don’t always feel like it! I love my boys!

  • Julia
    August 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    My friend left homemade muffins on my desk!

  • Stephanie
    August 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    My hubby and I got to spend the day together! (We both happen to have the day off)

  • Kay
    August 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Today was actually my first day of work at MIT, it went a little like this:

    When I got off the subway to go to my lab, I found a vegetarian food truck (I’m a veg!) and ordered a soft boiled egg and heirloom tomato breakfast pita. I walked across the street to the campus and then something amazing happened: I looked out at the grassy lawn, pita in hand, and had that unmistakable feeling that this is where I’m meant to be.

  • Monica
    August 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I got together with an old friend for coffee!

  • Lindsey
    August 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Two good things–reading a great book (The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver) and heading to a yoga class right now!

  • lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I had my first day at my first job!

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I love that picture of the books, Jenna! …The beginning of the school year always makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside <3

    My day was good because of wine, girl talk & chicken nachos. …Not particularly in that order πŸ˜‰

  • Sarah Ford
    August 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I love books! Yay to a giveaway! The good thing about my day is my boyfriend is returning home in a few more hours after being gone for work for the past 2 weeks!

  • Mama J
    August 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Lunch with my dad… a special treat πŸ™‚

  • laura
    August 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    watching the glee project and true blood

  • Trish
    August 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Oh love this!! I could by a stack of lovely books – loved used books on Amazon!!

    Well, I met with my trainer today (good thing one) and my insanely tight right hip is starting to loosen up (good thing two). Finally!

  • Barrie
    August 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I moved into my first apartment!

  • Lauren L.
    August 15, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I moved back to the town I go to law school in and I’m excited to do cool things like buy textbooks and read for the first day of class πŸ™‚

  • Sarah Love
    August 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Today had so many good things. I started week 4 of the Couch to 5k program and though I was intimidated by bumping my running intervals up to 5 minutes..I did it! Then I met a friend that I hadn’t seen in a year and a half and we spent a good hour catching up and laughing hysterically. Good friends are the ones you can see after FOREVER and just be comfortable with like you’d seen each other yesterday. THEN I went to the Borders liquidation sale and treated myself to something (haven’t spent any of my money on anything other than gas and groceries in forever!). THEN I came home to the new issue of Whole Living and made roasted squash, potatoes, and tomatoes with parmesan with my beautiful mamma. I also got one of my text books in that was written by my favorite Anthropology professor. Now, I’m going to make even more of this perfect Georgia day by tilling my garden and getting ready to plant Fall crops!

    Kinda neat to tell a complete stranger about my day! πŸ™‚

  • Veronica
    August 15, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Capital funding decision for our project was a “go”!

  • MamaE
    August 15, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Something good about my day… I just made your dairy-free stuffed shells and they are baking in my oven right now! They smell amazing and I can’t wait to eat them!

    • MamaE
      August 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      Mmmm! They were good and they got approval from my family. Thanks!

  • Eunice
    August 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    A good thing about today: I finished a project I’ve been working on for almost a year! It would be nice to win a gift card so I could buy more books. πŸ™‚

  • Liz
    August 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Today I left work a little early and did a much needed pilates work out. My body felt so wonderful and relaxed.

  • kellyo
    August 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I get to sleep in my own bed tonight after being out of town for the weekend!!

  • Erin
    August 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    My lunch was paid for today! (I did work 14.5 hours this weekend to earn it, but still…)

  • Rebecca
    August 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    O’Fallon Weach beer and barbecue chicken pizza (with homemade BBQ sauce)! That’s what’s good about my day.

    • Rebecca
      August 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      Make that “Wheach” beer. I can’t be falsely advertising…

  • Caitlin
    August 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I am a teacher so I am making the most of the few days left of summer…today I made blueberry jam, blueberry muffins, and a blueberry pie! Clearing out our bushes. πŸ™‚

  • Courtney
    August 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Today was my first day of graduate school and even though I already have more homework than I can handle I had a great day!

  • Hannah
    August 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    The sun is out! After weeks of smoggy, cloudiness, the beautiful blue sky is finally here. This is a very good thing about my day!

  • Jana
    August 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Perfect post as it was my first day back in my classroom trying to pull things together for the first day next week! Keep your fun, inspirational posts coming!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I am thisssclose to finishing my MA thesis – just formatting it today!

  • Lauren G
    August 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    The best part of my day was a trip to Trader Joe’s!!

  • joanna
    August 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I didn’t have to work!

  • wendy
    August 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I went to see The Help. It was soooo good!!!

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    today I went for a long long walk with my sister/bestie πŸ™‚

  • Kaitlin @ Montgomery Minimalist
    August 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Actually, school started today for me–I’m an eighth grade teacher. This is my first year, and today was the best first day back I’ve had so far. It started with a beautiful, 70-degree run this morning, where I saw a shooting star. How’s that for a good sign?

  • Shannon
    August 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Something good about my day: I got to go out for lunch with a couple of my co-workers!

  • Sara
    August 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Today was actually our first day of school (I teach Strings/Orchestra) and it was a great day!

  • Ellie
    August 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I discovered a book I need for research is in my local library system so I don’t need to request it on interlibrary loan!

  • Melissa M.
    August 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I cleaned out my bookshelves today. With so many of my books off to Goodwill, I need this giftcard πŸ™‚

  • Katy
    August 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I started self-employment today!

  • Laura
    August 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I had an awesome, sweaty workout today!

  • stevie
    August 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I just wanted to say I love your outfits. You make different pieces come together so well.

  • Caitlin
    August 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I took my dog for a walk this morning before the sun came up. It was a well enjoyed peaceful time before I had to go to work.

  • Annie D @ Annie's Simple Life
    August 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Today I found an alternative to Soy Sauce called Coconut Aminos at the health food store. I’m soy-free, and gluten-free, and boy o boy was I excited to see this! And let me tell you, it’s SO.GOOD.

    And it’s sunny outside, not too hot.

    What can be better?!

  • Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Today I signed up for a women’s soccer league and I’m so pumped!! I haven’t played since my freshman year in college and can’t wait to spend the fall running around on a field just like high school again πŸ™‚ !!!

  • Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I made plans to go on a super special camping trip with my best friend.

  • Heather
    August 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Quiet time to read is my luxury today.

  • sarah (sarah learns)
    August 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    i made THREE different kinds of nut butters this afternoon – and it absolutely made my day! πŸ™‚ they are delicious!!!

  • Lauri (Redheadrecipes.com)
    August 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Something good about my day? I took a NAP!!!

    So sweet of you to sponsor your own (Awesome) giveaway!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    August 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I finished my book on the beach today and got to start The Hunger Games πŸ™‚

  • Katherine
    August 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    My day began with a beautiful bike ride to work along the Potomac river. The trees hushed the traffic and there was no one else on the trail, so I got to cruise along in blissful silence.

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    My dad picked me up from work today to get my husband’s car from the shop. I got to spend a 20 min drive with him, catching up, laughing and enjoying his company. I told him he should pick me up all the time!!

  • Lauren G
    August 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Just got back from hiking 1,140 miles in elevation up a mountain on Colorado. Best way to spend the afternoon!

  • Alexandra
    August 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I cleaned my shower today! And I registered for classes – I’m starting a new language so I get to be on campus every day at 9 in the morning. Going to try and be optimistic and think about how that will get my day started early and on a good note? Yay?

  • Kristen
    August 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I got a pedicure with my mom and a good haircut today πŸ™‚

  • Jen Papaya
    August 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Today is my first day back from a week of vacation and I’m stuck at work late, so my first thought was “absolutely nothing is good about today.” BUT, then I remembered that when we work late, take-out is on the company, so there is FREE thai food on it’s way to my desk. That’s not too shabby.

  • kathleen
    August 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    the fudgecicle i’m currently devouring,, πŸ™‚ ending the day on a sweet note!

  • Kelly @ Kelly Be Well
    August 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I moved into a completely remodeled office today. Hurray for a coat of paint, new chair and furniture! πŸ™‚

    And the weather was gorgeous. That helped. I can smell fall in the air!

  • cathy
    August 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    thanks for the giveaway!
    i went to yoga today! i’m not doing the 30 day challenge…but i would consider it!

  • Amber
    August 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    my kids played well together ALL day….what a Blessing

  • sara
    August 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Today I took a nap cuddled up with my cute lil pup!

  • Jenn L
    August 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I got up and ran this morning after a week off from exercising, it was wonderful πŸ™‚

  • alexandra
    August 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Some fun lululemon goodies today!

  • alissa
    August 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    first manicure in months πŸ™‚

  • Andrea
    August 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    daily highlights: new car and dinner with my favorite man; quite nice, I’d say!

  • Krizia
    August 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Today I reached my 30-pounds-lost milestone! I’m pretty excited about my accomplishment, but most of all, I’m really enjoying learning all about healthy eating. It’s like I’ve discovered a completely new universe, and it’s just fascinating!

    Thanks for the blog!

  • Briana
    August 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed my day off! In a nutshell, it involved sleeping in, blogging, downing a pot of coffee, a gorgeous walk in the park with my doodle, a veggie sub, more blogging, a movie matinee (The Help: see it!), and now whipping up a veggie pizza for the hubs and I. Ah, Monday Monday πŸ™‚

  • Allywan
    August 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Picking up a new book from the library!!

  • Shelley
    August 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I relaxed on the beach with my brother and his wife (who is my bff). We swam out about 100 meters to a little floatie with a diving board and slide. We were the oldest people on there by about 15 years, but it was still fun. Later, we drank tinto verano* in a little cabana bar in the sand. Then we went back to their house and made macaroni and cheese with cheddar, havarti and mozzarella. Threw some chicken and fresh basil in there for good measure. Then we ate German chocolate. It’s been a pretty awesome day πŸ™‚

    *Google it. Make it. Enjoy on a hot afternoon. You don’t have to thank me πŸ˜‰

  • patti
    August 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    How sweet of you! It’s a good day because I have a good job, the sun is out and I have a fabulous family!

  • Jennifer
    August 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Today I moved back to my apartment to start getting ready for school to start next week. I discovered your blog this summer and I love reading it- we have a lot in common! When I want a break from studying this semester I know I’ll be checking your posts.

  • Jenna
    August 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I saved a turtle today and he even stuck his head out to thank me. Or at least that’s what I choose to believe. πŸ˜€

  • Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I had the day off work (yay!). So I made the perfect bowl of mango-banana-coconut-almond butter oatmeal (best combo ever) and then fled to the mountains to take a hike with my puppy Wilson. My mom is about to treat me to a hummus pita from the Pita Pit. Perfect day off πŸ™‚

  • Sylvia
    August 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I woke up this morning…I would say that is an excellent thing about my day. πŸ˜‰

  • Kelli
    August 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    We’re having a family night tonight!!!

  • Coco
    August 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Something good about my day: I managed to get to work before it started raining, and left after it had stopped! Great timing πŸ™‚

  • Brooke
    August 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    a) that I bought the last of this: http://www.shopruche.com/symphony-of-silver-bells-chiffon-top-p-7349.html
    b) and also purchased this: http://www.shopruche.com/debonair-wear-ruffle-dress-in-mocha-p-5373.html
    c) and now this giveaway…I no longer have a “case of the Monday’s”

  • Sam
    August 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I watched the most amazing movie.

  • Brittnie
    August 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Something good about my day: At work I was able to locate an adoptive family for my client who is due, with twin boys, very very soon! All the craziness is worth it when you meet a client’s needs and help a family add to their family through adoption :).

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    My husband cooked dinner & I sat on the couch and did absolutely nothing with my big pregnant belly!! Yay!! πŸ™‚

  • Katie @ Life... Discombobulated
    August 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    One good thing that happened today was your suggesting “Secret Daughter”!!! I’ve been looking for new books to read to fill up my Kindle and this one looks like a winner! πŸ™‚

  • Melanie
    August 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I heard my 4 month old baby laugh today!

  • aly
    August 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I had my first day of school today (as a teacher instead of a student). And…it went well!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
    August 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I had a really great run this morning! AND I’m in the market for some new books:)

  • Lindsey
    August 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I need some more books in my life! I was at Barnes and Nobles earlier today trying to decide between three new novels, I picked up one but I still have my eye on the other two….yay for new books!

  • Maureen
    August 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Pick me! Pick me! Something good about my day: my fiance did the grocery shopping before I got home from work and even prepared dinner! He made my day. And I love checking out your recent outfits…I love the way you combine vintage with trendy modern.

  • Lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    My roomie and I are making spicy turkey meatballs (combining your recipe with Ina Gartens!) and are sipping red wine. Totally perfect for a rainy Monday evening. Thanks for the giveaway Jenna!

  • Carrie
    August 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I am a teacher and the best part of my day was that I spent it getting my classroom ready for my new class of kiddos. The amazon gift card would be a way for me to get some new books for my kiddos.

  • Crystal
    August 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Sometimes you just have to be thankful that you made it thru another day in one piece!

  • Sam
    August 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I took an awesome boot camp class this morning. Definitely set my day off on the right foot.

  • Mabelle @ dance, love, dine
    August 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Something good about my day: I decided to be a positive person. πŸ™‚

  • sophie
    August 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    yes please! I love amazon.

    • sophie
      August 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      and the best part about my day was ordering new glasses!

  • Angie
    August 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I am a high school English teacher and I am super excited about starting school in a couple of weeks. For the past three years, I have not had my own classroom but have needed to travel from room to room on a cart. But now I have my own room which I started arranging and getting set today!!! I would use the gift card to buy notebooks for my classroom library – I love books!

  • sarah b.
    August 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    my kids slept long enough during their naps for me to make three fruit tarts!

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Today I went for a wonderful run with my sister!

  • Jacqueline
    August 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    An amazon gift card would be awesome. The best part of my day was making my very first raw chocolate torte c/o you and oh she glows
    πŸ™‚

  • Karen
    August 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    today is good because its the day before my Birthday…so I guess tomorrow will be even better πŸ™‚

  • Sheila
    August 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I am an elementary teacher that was able to cross two big items off my “back to school” list today!

  • Val
    August 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I found a wooden cabinet in to be thrown away for this morning’s trash.. I cleaned and refurbished it and voila! new vintage cabinet that looks like it should be in an anthropologie storefront πŸ™‚

  • Kate
    August 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I just moved into my new apartment! I am so excited to be in my new home. And to top it all off – I did all of the move-in work myself, what an empowering experience. πŸ™‚

  • Tejal
    August 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I’m still happy from the weekend. I got quite a few unexpected compliments about how great I looked. This was wonderful because I was feeling a bit down and like no one was noticing how hard I’ve been working. πŸ™‚

  • Lisa (Lisa's World of Books)
    August 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I got caught up at work. Finally the pressure is off a little bit.

  • Marie
    August 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    The best part of my day was an effortless early wakeup (at 5:30 am instead of 11 or noon). That means I can get a lot accomplished today!
    (Oh and please ignore my entry IF the giveaway is US-only.)

  • Mrs. Smith
    August 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Love amazon! Thanks for the giveaway.
    The best part of my day was getting to come home for lunch and see my pups. πŸ™‚

  • Emma
    August 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    We won our first volleyball game!!! Whoop whoop!!

  • Annie (Delicious Wellness)
    August 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks for reminding me to focus on the positive in this buzzzy busy day! πŸ™‚ I had a wonderful time today learning about conflict resolution for kids. I look forward to using it with the kids I teach! πŸ™‚

  • LeAnne
    August 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I am having left-over fish tacos for dinner tonight {my fav}! And, I stayed focused today with a particularly difficult job search.

  • E
    August 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I went for a run in the cool weather after an early morning rain.

  • Naomi S.
    August 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    We’re trying to rent out our condo and we had a potential renter stop by today to view the place. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.

  • courtney
    August 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    it was finally cool enough outside to wear capri pants and a cardigan! it almost reminded me of fall πŸ™‚

  • Laura H
    August 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I got a raise today! Oh, and the cupcakes I made last night were a hit!

  • Karla
    August 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I bought a candy thermometer and bright red nail polish! That pretty much made my day πŸ™‚

  • Kat
    August 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    The best part about my day? I went to our farmers market and made your ratatouille with the goods. Ohhh so good……

  • Alex
    August 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    The best part about my day was that the sun was shining!

  • Louisa
    August 15, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I’m in SC and I was *finally* able to take a walk after work without feeling like I just got out of the shower! Yay for a heat index that’s NOT triple digits!

  • Elyssa
    August 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Today was good because I had a good run this afternoon even though I didn’t want to go.

  • Lisa s.
    August 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    My two-year old is feeling better after four days of being sick and cranky.

  • rq
    August 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    My hubs is doing dishes as I type, always makes me happy!

  • Tamara
    August 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I ‘Stumbled Upon’ your website – which was one of the highlights of my day. I live by the motto Eat, Live, Run, so your blog is exceptionally appealing to me!

  • kim a
    August 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    i just took an amazing lavender bath after running a not so amazing 1/2 marathon but then dancing for an amazing 4 hours πŸ™‚

  • Sarah M.
    August 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Today I found a cheap blazer and skinny red belt at Forever 21. I was inspired by your “outfit to live by” the belt cost $2.50 and the blazer was only $27. Thanks Jenna!

  • ashleigh
    August 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    i made a delicious dinner!

  • Kate Bakka
    August 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    My son and I had a great day at the playground…. that is till he tripped and fell on the way to the car and gave himself some wicked scrapes on his face. However, he loved the big slides and was a wild man. It made my heart sing to watch his excited face.

  • Rebecca
    August 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I’m a speech pathologist who works at an elementary school. So excited for a great new school year!

  • Erica
    August 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Something good about my day? Today I called my Dad and wished him a Happy 77th Birthday. πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    We ate dinner out on our porch (a wonderful thing) and we watched a brief rain shower and then a rainbow form!

  • Erica
    August 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Today I experimented in the kitchen making sweet potato butter! It is delicious πŸ™‚ I must say that before I started reading blogs like yours I would have NEVER attempted so outlandish πŸ™‚

  • Kelsi
    August 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    kicked butt at work

  • katryn@rampantcuisine
    August 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I trained someone to take over my old job…moving on to a new one that is way more what I want to do!

  • Laura
    August 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I did a lot of great organizing in my classroom!

  • Trisha
    August 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Something good – School doesn’t start for another week! And I got to spend it outside and with my family πŸ™‚

  • Erika
    August 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Beautiful weather today…had a great long walk with my dog and then my husband came home early!!

  • Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    August 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    My day was PHENOMENAL because I got to spend most of it with my adorable boyfriend Will πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca
    August 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    After dropping and breaking my husband’s $38 bottle of fish oil while cleaning the fridge, I got a German chocolate cake in the mail from my mother in law πŸ™‚

  • Christina
    August 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Today I went on a pleasant 4 mile run when I got home from work. To make it better, I hit the mail jackpot when I checked it after my run – my free Kashi sample and a Self magazine! πŸ™‚

  • MaryZ
    August 15, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I just picked more beans and zucchini from my garden! Love my fresh stuff!

  • Brenda
    August 15, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Something good about my day: left work a little early to make it to Monday yoga πŸ™‚ soooo worth it!!

  • maja
    August 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    went shopping with my sister and bought lots of cute back-to-school clothes for the first year I’m not going back to school!

  • Annie
    August 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Something good about my day: my little orange cat greeting me at my front door as I returned home tired & weary from a long weekend in Milwaukee!

  • Rachel A
    August 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I made my first quiche and a homemade crust. It came out great.

  • Jessie
    August 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    The weather in Charlotte was under 90 degrees and today was grocery day!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    August 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    We had kiddos at work today for the first time in three weeks – I missed the kids! Working at a computer at my desk is not what I was meant to do.

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Something good about my day is the fact that is it was the last day of work before I have a two week vacation.
    Today was actually great because I got to leave half an hour early and bought a new nail polish!

  • Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    My day was good because I had a delicious dinner of ratatouille with farm fresh veggies!

  • Kim
    August 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    My formerly nonverbal client (a 4-yr old kiddo with autism) basically told me and my trainee to get out of his room, he was busy. It’s awesome because a year ago he couldn’t even say my name.

    Loved it.

  • ashley
    August 15, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I made chicken thighs and wild rice with a fantastic gravy that rocked my world πŸ™‚

  • Laura K
    August 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    My dad came home from the hospital today- good day!

  • Erin
    August 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    It is my husbands birthday and we made him delicious Nutella brownies!

  • Espie
    August 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    The best part of my day was having dinner with my best friend!

  • Megan
    August 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I was extremely productive today, which isn’t too bad for a monday πŸ™‚

  • jenny
    August 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    i got to hang out and catch up with my bestie! and eat froyo

  • Meghan
    August 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    A fun lunch with a coworker was a nice break in my day πŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    August 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    a revitalizing yoga class after a 10 hour work day!

  • Wendy
    August 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    one good thing about my day was the rain stopped!

  • Heidi
    August 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Today was my first day at my new job which I loved and it’s my first Monday as a NYC resident πŸ™‚

  • Erin
    August 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Today was a great day because I started my first “big girl” job. First time I won’t be returning to school this fall for me!

  • Genevieve
    August 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I had a relaxing and productive weekend and now have a full refrigerator including farro risotto and apple pie leftovers for the week. I’m also getting married in 2 weeks and just opened a gift of a brand new all clad 13″ french skillet, I am beside myself with excitement πŸ™‚

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I have 2 more days of vacation left, and it rained today and my husband is on a business trip to Alabama. I got so much accomplished today! 2 hours at the gym, 2 bathrooms cleaned-I could go on-but now I am having wine watching “Sex and the City 2!”

  • Courtney M.
    August 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I ran in my new vibrams this morning! It was pretty great: a gorgeous view of seattle, a nice jaunt by a lake, and no pain! That’s a successful run in my book.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    August 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    The best part of my day is the rain. Honestly because it gave me plenty of time to relax and read. :0)

  • Kim
    August 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Hanging out at the lake with my kids!

  • Colleen
    August 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Finally went to yoga!

  • Rebecca
    August 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I had a great run this morning!

  • kristen
    August 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I didn’t eat any “junk” today! Yay me! πŸ˜‰

  • Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I saw the movie The Help today!! Amazing movie, amazing book!

  • Laura v
    August 15, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I just booked an awesome vacation to Spain today!!

  • Amy S
    August 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    My patient stood up on his own today and is out of the woods looking healthier than ever. I should probably mention – he is a horse. πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    August 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I was back in my classroom today cleaning and setting up. I’m getting excited for a new school year!

  • delia
    August 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Damn, look at all those comments! Today was actually kind of a crummy day for me, so this giveaway is actually one of the best things of today.

  • sofia
    August 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    ooooooh. i’d say feeling useful and busy at work was definitely good!

  • Veronica
    August 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Seeing my boys’ faces every morning…

  • kathleen
    August 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    i’m a first grade teacher and i got my class list today. i don’t know if the kids know how exciting it is to see a list of kiddos names.

  • Alexia (Dimple Snatcher)
    August 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Just ate ackee (Jamaican thing)

    Haven’t had it in too long! SO good πŸ™‚

  • dana
    August 15, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    today was my first day of law school orientation so an amazon giftcard would certainly come in handy and be much appreciated! the only good part of my day was spending the morning with my dad before i had to drive him to the airport.

  • kirsten
    August 15, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Something good about my day was finally paying off my husband’s car, we now are debt free πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Today was a lazy day and I got to roll out of bed with messy hair, eat my fav breakfast and take take day on at my own pace. Lovely πŸ™‚

  • Nama
    August 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I had a Blue Bell lime popsicle today. It was wonderful!

  • Sandy
    August 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Beautiful sunny, breezy day and perfect pool weather made this a great day. And it is our 30th anniversary!

  • Kelsa
    August 15, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    A prayer walk after work in the beautiful sunshine of Colorado πŸ™‚ That’s my something good!

  • Casey
    August 15, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I’m about to tear up some seafood gumbo from Sea N Suds! YUM!

  • Faith @ For the Health of It
    August 15, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    The best part would have to be right now – curled up on the couch with my puppy asleep in my arms and harry potter in the background!

  • Elena @ Married in Miami
    August 15, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    My good thing that happened today was buying a week’s worth of groceries for $20!

  • Jenna A. | The Paleo Project
    August 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I’m in the middle of The Violets of March (thanks to you) so I guess you’re like part of my nightly routine each day. That’s my something for the day!!

  • Emily
    August 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I picked about a gallon of blackberries in my garden this morning, and I’m now debating what to bake with them. I absolutely love summer days like today.

  • courtsinsession
    August 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    An adorable old man called me “M’mam” and help the door open for me today!

  • Angela
    August 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I have spent the past hour watching the sun set along the Chicago skyline. Stunning!

  • Pam
    August 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    First day of vacation in beautiful North Carolina outer banks and nothing says vacation like a funky monkey sundae! Yum!

  • Krista
    August 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Something good about my day = when my kitty hopped on the couch to cuddle with me after a long day (my long day, not hers…she’s living the dream!). πŸ™‚

  • jess.
    August 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    For my staff meeting tonight, everyone brought a dish to share that represented their heritage… It was a large and delicious feast and I didn’t have to worry about cooking dinner when I got home late πŸ˜€

  • Ellie
    August 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Something good about my day was that I took a hot bubble bath-my first in a LONG
    time. Felt so amazing!

  • Meredith
    August 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    There is a lot of good to speak of today- for one, the temperature stayed below 90 and the sun was out! There was a nice crisp breeze. Felt so wonderful to admire God’s creation.

  • eliza
    August 15, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    the best part of my day was my two mile run in the rain followed by a long stretch and a bowl of gumbo for dinner!

  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs
    August 15, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I just bought new sheets for my bedroom for school!!! made me week!!!

  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs
    August 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I just bought new sheets for my bedroom for school!!! made my week!!!

  • Tricia
    August 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    My hubby is back after being away for the whole summer!

  • Krista
    August 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I enjoyed a wonderful sunrise swim this morning.

  • cathy b.
    August 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    something good…I made 2 big jars full of homemade pickles! πŸ™‚
    cathy b.

  • Mandee Lei
    August 15, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I will be closing on my first house today! With all of the costs plus being a full time student and lifetime book lover..I would love to win one of these cards! Thanks for being awesome :]

  • MacKenzie Thorman
    August 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I found “ultra fine” tip pens at the store today-they make my hand writing look pretty-I can’t write pretty with “bold” tip pens!

  • Patti
    August 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    My boss/friend brought me flowers…just because she loves me. Isn’t that sweet? I love her, too!

  • Karis' Kitchen
    August 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Came home to find that my husband had cleaned the oven and washed the dishes.

  • Stephie
    August 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I’m about to make your mushroom risotto, so that is great!

  • katherine w
    August 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Today I got lunch with an old friend who was passing through town and spent some quality time with my mom. Being with special people can make a normal day SO much sweeter!

  • Lindsey B
    August 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Despite it being a Monday, I got a lot done at work and had a few major successes! It validated my exhaustion at the end of the day. Now curling up with a book before bed – also amazing!

  • Kate Cordisco
    August 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I am on vacation and having a wonderful day getting to all of the spring cleaning that I missed. I am also packing tonight to go and visit with my family tomorrow!

  • Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean
    August 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    i got off work early!

  • Mary
    August 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I had fresh peach cobbler with my college small group and small group leader!

  • JENNIFER
    August 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Went to Hot Flow Yoga tonight, only my 2nd time and dare I say I am in LOVE?

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    August 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I started a new book today! And I found my car keys! Good day all around!

  • Anne
    August 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    sheesh 1000+ comments! insannnee. anywho, I ate the most delicious, spongey cupcake today. with the perrrfect frosting. is it sad that that’s the highlight of my week..?

  • Sara
    August 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    It’s my birthday today! No really!
    I had my favorite recipe of yours – your apple-strawberry-rhubarb cobbler – as my birthday dessert. Delish. That was probably the best part of the day.

  • Jenn
    August 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    The ice cream Sundae I’m about to eat!

  • Mia
    August 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I bought picked out my wedding band today!!!! AND got time for pleasure reading! SCORE!

  • Carrie @ TV and Dinners
    August 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Today, my CSA had cantaloupe. WIN.

  • Jenna
    August 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I had an amazing workout this morning and can’t wait until tomorrow to do it again!

  • kristen, sweetly
    August 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    i’ve been out of school for four years, too! i actually just signed up for a couple of classes this fall, to see if i want to start pursuing a little something new.

    something good about my day… i made it through my first solo thunderstorm at my apartment!

  • Lisa
    August 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Today was the start of a good week!

  • Michelle
    August 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! My day has been fabulous. I spent the afternoon winetasting in Napa Valley.

  • beth
    August 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Love back to school, I’m somewhat convinced that I went back to grad school just for the supplies…which eventually led to blog stalking during periods of unemployment and profound procrastination.

  • Courtney
    August 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    The day went by surprisingly fast for being a Monday. Yeah!

  • Kristen
    August 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I spent a few hours with my Nana for her birthday today. My first time seeing her since she has ended her chemo treatments. THAT made my day wonderful πŸ™‚

  • Meagan Fairchild
    August 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I’m spending the evening with my dog in our apartment with our new friends and their dog, just waiting for school to start next week. Also, I finally got my class schedule finalized!!

  • Kelly
    August 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    After almost 2 months of inactivity due to injury I started your 21 yoga challenge with some of the shorter classes from yogadownload.com. So far I haven’t missed a day and after my first test run yesterday I woke up to barely any pain this morning! I’m now making roasted tomatillo salsa to go on shrimp & pineapple tacos to celebrate – thanks for helping to get running again!

  • Kristen Anderson
    August 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Today was great because I got to spend it with a friend who is going through a hard time in life. We spent the day shopping, laughing, and processing life together.

  • carrie
    August 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    my husband gave me a shoulder rub!

  • Christine
    August 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I played tennis outside with my best friend!

  • Aditi @ A Space Aditi
    August 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I managed to get to the gym for a great spinning class/weight lifting session today!

  • Lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    The best part about my day is my boyfriend making me a wonderful turkey and veggie chili for dinner. It was waiting for me when I got home from work SCORE!!!!

  • Kristen
    August 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Although I hate the rain, when I came out of work there was a rainbow in the sky!

  • Jackie
    August 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I read the back-to-school supply list for my little Kindergartener!!
    And I really enjoyed reading everyone’s “something specials”. πŸ™‚

  • Natalie
    August 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I helped a patient battle a panic attack today. πŸ™‚

  • sara
    August 15, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    my first day back at work is over! thats real good πŸ˜‰

  • Drake
    August 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Just got back from a delicious dinner with a great friend! What else could I ask for?

  • Melanie
    August 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I got to have Monday date night with my fiance!

  • Amy
    August 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Lots of good things today: So on my way to work this morning I saw a rainbow and thought, “This is going to be a great day!” And it was… after waiting for 5 days on the sellers, we signed a contract to buy our new house today! We then drove around our new neighborhood and discovered this great park just for our neighborhood with great green space for our dogs!!! I hope you had a great day too!

  • natalie
    August 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    interview went well!

  • carolyn~
    August 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    hmmm something good about my day…well I guess that it is almost over…one of my diamond earrings went down the shower drain never to be found again…I know it is a simple material item but it has meaning. I guess the good thing…only one went down, I have the other πŸ™‚

  • Tieghan
    August 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I went for a great hike with my mom!

  • Pristine
    August 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I’m obsessed with online shopping at Amazon.com! Something good about my day was I spent the day helping welcome the incoming freshman class to Texas A&M. I’m about to begin my senior year of college so it was definitely a sentimental experience.

  • sirenjess
    August 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I went back to work. It made me sad but the only thing that really made me happy was my decision to go to culinary school next year. It’s the driving force for me this year.

  • Lissa
    August 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    First day back to school with students! But I started the day with a smoothie, wore an awesome new dress & AMAZING heels and ended with a run πŸ™‚

  • Tina
    August 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    After not having power all day, it finally came on in time to watch Masterchef!!

  • Liz
    August 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I thought I was going to get “written up” at work. Instead, I got a bonus! Whoop whoop. So grateful.

  • Charissa
    August 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Haha, well…today was one of those days where I broke dishes, craved sugar, was overwhelmed and got scared by a snake…one of those days…haha, but there’s always something lovely about each day.
    Today I’m really grateful for

  • Lauren
    August 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Something great about my day is seeing all my old camp friends I worked with!

  • Abbey
    August 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I spent the day driving my dog from Michigan to Maryland to live with me. I’m so excited to have her cuddled on the couch with me! Definitely worth the ten hour drive!

  • monica
    August 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I spent a beautiful day at the zoo with my munchkins!

  • courtney
    August 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    My daddy randomly called me up to see if I could get away from work today for lunch, and I could! It was great to see him AND I got to eat a fresh mozzarella and tomato panini for lunch… GREAT DAY! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Jenna!

  • Ilana
    August 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Buying a great blazer!