Breakfast

Back Up Plan

Gah! It FINALLY happened…..the camera went DEAD!

Never fear though friends, this little blogger is prepared in any and every situation. I thought this might happen today, so on Sunday I taped a little vlog for you to enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just checked the status of my camera (I’m a dork, I know!) and it’s in Oakland right now so it should be getting here in the next few hours…we’ll be back up and running in no time! Even though there are no pictures, I’ll briefly describe the situation right now:

FREEZING in this little house, just ate a Fitnessista breakfast cookie and drinking hot black tea. I haven’t made a breakfast cookie since, err, last spring??! Yummy…Gina, you rock! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think my “cookie” is a little bit bigger than most though….I use 3/4 cup oats, 1/2 banana, 1 big spoonful almond butter, a tiny tiny bit of milk and then cover it in the morning with greek yogurt. I know Gina (and most) use protein powder but I don’t have any and it turned out fine without it. Sorry no picture!

Going to do some yoga this morning and then meet a friend from church for coffee.

Be back, be back!!

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84 Comments

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    Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    October 27, 2009 at 7:39 am

    SO cute! I love little “nook” type apartments – I think they’re super cozy and have so much character. Those built in’s are great too!!

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    Nicole
    October 27, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Your place is adorable! I am all too familiar with the empty living room and curling up in a blanket on the floor!

    I know you’ll love the new camera! Can’t wait to see the photos you take with it:)

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    Lizzie
    October 27, 2009 at 7:49 am

    I feel bad now after the pull out couch comment – when my parents come to stay, we have them sleep on an aerobed on the floor as that’s all we have . . and they come off a 22 hours flight!! Might need to rectify that ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your place is so cute and you’re right – it’s really all you need, especially since you seem to be out and about all the time! Definitely pick up a bike when you have time – I got one 2 years ago and love it!!

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    marisa
    October 27, 2009 at 7:49 am

    So cute! It has character and nice light, which is really all you need…and a gas stove!

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    brandi
    October 27, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I hope the camera arrives soon! So exciting.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 27, 2009 at 7:54 am

    I think your apartment is great! Perfect for one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    christie @ honoring health
    October 27, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Aw, it is so cute, Jenna!

    I hope you will do another tour when it is all set up with the new sofa and spices!!

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    Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 27, 2009 at 8:02 am

    It’s adorable–and I love all of your wall art ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 27, 2009 at 8:03 am

    And your nest! Haha that looks so perfect!

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    Diana
    October 27, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I’ll definitely try that breakfast cookie, I’ve been curious for a while and when I was reading Ginas’ blog I decided I had to try it eheh

    Your home is small but it’s cute and more than enough for one person! Love your little nest eheh And the kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope your camera arrives fast!
    Have a great day Jenna!

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    gina (fitnessista)
    October 27, 2009 at 8:04 am

    whoo hoo for bfast cookies! ๐Ÿ˜€ i’ve been craving them like crazy lately– so good and thank you for the lovely shout out!
    your place is adorable! i used to love living on my own, too. i had roommates for 2 years and when i finally got a studio apartment on my own, it was ahhhhmazing.
    have a wonderful day and happy new camera day!
    xoxo

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    megan
    October 27, 2009 at 8:04 am

    good timing on the camera!
    Unfortunately I never liked the breakfast cookie idea. I tried it once, but I think it’s a texture thing…just tasted soggy to me. oh well. glad you enjoyed yours!

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    chandra h
    October 27, 2009 at 8:10 am

    I really enjoyed your vlog!! ๐Ÿ™‚ your apartment is so cute – love the coziness. it must be so exciting to have your very own place! congratulations ๐Ÿ˜€

    mmm breakfast cookie… still need to try that. i like using 3/4 cup of oats instead of 1/2 when eating oats – much more satisfying.
    enjoy yoga!

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    Erin
    October 27, 2009 at 8:11 am

    I’ve never tried the breakfast cookie but it sounds so yum. Had some banana overnight oats this AM though and that was lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    October 27, 2009 at 8:16 am

    WHat a supercute apartment!!

    To this day, I have never tried a breakfast cookie… I think it’s time i give it a try ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great day!

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    kay (eating machine)
    October 27, 2009 at 8:17 am

    dude, that’s not small at all! at least your kitchen has a counter… my fiance’s last place (before we moved in together) seriously had no counter-we had the coffee maker on the table!

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    Kate
    October 27, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Super cute. I like the floors and the built-in shelving. It doesn’t seem that tiny at all, but I used to live in a ridiculously small studio, so everything since that has seemed spacious!

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    Mellissa
    October 27, 2009 at 8:20 am

    You need some furniture ๐Ÿ™‚ Your place is super cute and very livable.

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    Juicy Jessy
    October 27, 2009 at 8:25 am

    nice place! the wooden floor is to die for! can you sit outside somewhere ?

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    October 27, 2009 at 8:25 am

    No worries – hope you get your camera back soon!

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    polly
    October 27, 2009 at 8:27 am

    LOVE YOUR PLACE! So pretty, so warm, so comfy, and I love all the little notes of inspiration you have all over the place. ๐Ÿ˜‰ XOXO

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    Lindsey
    October 27, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Love the house! it’s perfect for one and some friends from time to time ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it really worked out perfectly that you didn’t get to bring all of your belongings at once! trust me, as a packrat, I know how stressful it is to downsize and still have everything from your family home ๐Ÿ™‚

    I really hope cali keeps treating you well- you deserve it! Hope the ankle’s getting better!

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    Leah @ Simply fabulous
    October 27, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for showing us where you live Jenna! I love the picture in your living room above the bookshelf. I have a coffee cup with that same saying on it! You seem to be settling in really well.. good for you!! I bet you will be thrilled when your Mom gets there for a visit!

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    Betsy
    October 27, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Hi. I’ve been following your blog for a while, and really enjoy it. I had a quick question — did you get your nutrition/wellness certification from AFPA? I’m considering their program and wondering if it’s worthwhile. Thanks!

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    Mama Pea
    October 27, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Hello, is this MTV CRIBS? So awesome. I was waiting for you to say, “This is where the magic happens.” Of course, that could apply to the bedroom, “nest” or kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    October 27, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Love the video!

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    Evan Thomas
    October 27, 2009 at 9:04 am

    When I’m expecting something, I obsess over the tracking number. Glad to hear I’m not the only one

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    Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    October 27, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I loved the tour! Your little place is so cute and perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad it all worked out. Have a fun day!

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    Sarah S.
    October 27, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Love your Vlogs! You are too cute! Your new place is adorable and seems like such a good fit for you. I lived in the tiniest English basement in the West Village of NYC (your kitchen is almost the size of my whole apartment! aahh), but it was so perfect for me at the time. Cozy can be wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats on surviving your first tour!

    ~Sarah

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    Allison (Eat Clean Live Green)
    October 27, 2009 at 9:17 am

    What a cute house! I love how open and bright it is! So excited for you Jenna, you seem to be loving life right now, and I just start smiling when I read your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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    allijag
    October 27, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Love the new digs! You are too cute! Those built-ins definitely rock! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    OrganicAshley
    October 27, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Loved the vlog Jenna. The apartment does look very you. I love it! It’s almost Parisien but newer and cleaner. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kristen @ frostingandfroth.com
    October 27, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Adorable place and just right for a working, single gal like yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE LOVE LOVE the built-ins. I’m a book junkie like you, so that would have sold me, too. Thanks for the tour, Jenna.

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    Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    October 27, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Great video and bachlorette pad! Have fun furnishing and decorating!

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    emily
    October 27, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Great vlog, your new place is adorable! I would totally fall in love with a spot with built in shelves!

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    Debbie
    October 27, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Love the tour! Love your home- so cute!

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    Nicole
    October 27, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Your place is sooo cute!! Little places are so easy to decorate, and you are so right when you say easy to clean! Plus, it is so easy to feel lonely in a huge house. I would rather feel nice and cozy in a small house for sure!

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    Lindsay
    October 27, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I hope the camera arrives soon! I was so excited to get a new lamp last week that I stayed home ALL DAY (until 7pm) on a Friday — just to greet the UPS man!

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    Whit
    October 27, 2009 at 9:48 am

    That is the cutest little place you have! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    October 27, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Less is more, as your cute new place proves. I couldn’t agree more, smaller kitchen = smaller messes. I have a pretty small kitchen and love the fact that I can clean its floors (on hand and knee) in less than 3 min.

    I will have to try that cookie! Sounds deliciously energizing.

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    Susan
    October 27, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Loved the tour! Such a wonderful and bright spot you have. I especially like it because my place is just as small ๐Ÿ™‚ Except, believe it or not, my kitchen is even SMALLER. I have just enough counter space for a large cutting board and that’s it! So true about the quick clean-up though. I can clean my whole place in an hour ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    October 27, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Oh no! At least the new camera has ALMOST arrived! ๐Ÿ™‚

    In the meantime, such a cute video! What a great little house. Definitely room for potential in that place! I love the built-in bookshelves in the first room.

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    *Andrea*
    October 27, 2009 at 10:27 am

    love the tour!!! what a cute/cozy place ๐Ÿ™‚ once again, i love your accent – you’re adorable!!! and gina is totally a genius with the bfast cookie – theyre divineeee

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    Kelsey
    October 27, 2009 at 10:40 am

    i love your place!

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    Stephanie
    October 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations, Jenna! You have an adorable place. And, I doubt you will ever need AC where you are. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just open those beautiful windows… Many of us do not have AC in Cali!

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    Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats)
    October 27, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for the tour.. super cute place.. just enough space for one person.. I LOVE IT. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jenna
    October 27, 2009 at 10:49 am

    your place is soo cute! i am glad you like it.
    i make gina’s breaky cookie without protein powder and i absolutely love it!
    hope the new camera comes today!
    jenna

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    Jenni
    October 27, 2009 at 11:30 am

    You are truly happy and home…and livin’ it up! Cute place! Can’t wait to see what you and your mom do when she gets there!

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    MMiller
    October 27, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Love your place! Perfect for one! And easy to keep clean! My son just moved into his first place! Similar size, his is 600 sq. ft! But perfect for him and some sometimes guests!

    Also join freecycle.org for your area and look for items you may want or need! There are people out there who no longer want to keep what they have or are upgrading and don’t want to send stuff to the landfills! Or are moving and need to get rid of stuff! Post your wants or just watch the offers!

    I also check tracking numbers for items I am anticipating!
    And I will have to try Gina’s breakfast cookie! I have thought about it before, but now that I have been reminded, it just may be tomorrow’s breakfast!

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    kristi (sweet cheeks)
    October 27, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I love it Jenna! I’m so happy that everything is falling in place for you. Have a great day!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    MMiller
    October 27, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Love your place! Perfect for one! And easy to keep clean! My son just moved into his first place! Similar size, his is 600 sq. ft! But perfect for him and some sometimes guests!

    Also join freecycle.org for your area and look for items you may want or need! There are people out there who no longer want to keep what they have or are upgrading and don’t want to send stuff to the landfills! Or are moving and need to get rid of stuff! Post your wants or just watch the offers!

    I also check tracking numbers for items I am anticipating!
    And I will have to try Gina’s breakfast cookie! I have thought about it before, but now that I have been reminded, it just may be tomorrow’s breakfast!

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    MMiller
    October 27, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Love your place! Perfect for one! And easy to keep clean! My son just moved into his first place! Similar size, his is 600 sq. ft! But perfect for him and some sometimes guests!

    Also join freecycle.org for your area and look for items you may want or need! There are people out there who no longer want to keep what they have or are upgrading and don’t want to send stuff to the landfills! Or are moving and need to get rid of stuff! Post your wants or just watch the offers!

    I also check tracking numbers for items I am anticipating!
    And I will have to try Gina’s breakfast cookie! I have thought about it before, but now that I have been reminded, it just may be tomorrow’s breakfast!

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    MMiller
    October 27, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Love your place! Perfect for one! And easy to keep clean! My son just moved into his first place! Similar size, his is 600 sq. ft! But perfect for him and some sometimes guests!

    Also join freecycle.org for your area and look for items you may want or need! There are people out there who no longer want to keep what they have or are upgrading and don’t want to send stuff to the landfills! Or are moving and need to get rid of stuff! Post your wants or just watch the offers!

    I also check tracking numbers for items I am anticipating!
    And I will have to try Gina’s breakfast cookie! I have thought about it before, but now that I have been reminded, it just may be tomorrow’s breakfast!

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    MMiller
    October 27, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Love your place! Perfect for one! And easy to keep clean! My son just moved into his first place! Similar size, his is 600 sq. ft! But perfect for him and some sometimes guests!

    Also join freecycle.org for your area and look for items you may want or need! There are people out there who no longer want to keep what they have or are upgrading and don’t want to send stuff to the landfills! Or are moving and need to get rid of stuff! Post your wants or just watch the offers!

    I also check tracking numbers for items I am anticipating!
    And I will have to try Gina’s breakfast cookie! I have thought about it before, but now that I have been reminded, it just may be tomorrow’s breakfast!

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    MMiller
    October 27, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Sorry about the triple post! Was having trouble posting, and hit submit a few times!

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 27, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Fun! Thanks for the tour. Love the Paris ‘Tar-jay’ poster. Tons of appeal & character. If that were for sale on Malibu beach wd be $1M. It’s like the smart cottages in ‘Coastal Living’ magazine. http://www.coastalliving.com/homes/idea-houses/

    A canvas like that excites my designer roots. White duck slip covers, ‘Free-cycle’ finds, spots of color and some cool posters or blown-up images from that fits standard Ikea white frame, a rescue cat, et voila.

    When lived in Santa Barbara was in a group of 500 that had monthly wine and cheese socials in different members homes. Many forgettable McMansions. The MOST fab was a woman’s cottage that she’d pulled together with min $ and lots of thought. Was Fab. With the good bones of your place.

    How great to have peace of being alone to recharge, too. Congrats!

    PS: Inexpensive ‘lock’ idea for leaving windows open at night: Open to level that lets plenty of air in but that doesn’t allow entry. Measure from the upper edge of the window on the interior of the window frame, to the top of the window slide area. Have the hardware store cut wood dowels cut at that length. Since standard size will only need to measure once.

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    October 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I haven’t had one of those breakfast cookie before but they sound delish!! Sorry about your camera :O(. But way to be prepared with a video! How fun.

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    Anna
    October 27, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I have read your lovely blog for almost a year now. Your constant praise for yoga has me itching to try it. Just the other day I did a couple of Polly’s videos and they felt AMAZING! I would love to try some longer sessions. I know you have mentioned Dave Farmar – but is that too much or too complicated for a beginner like myself? What would you recommend for a yoga newbie?

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    Lizzy
    October 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    YAY i can’t wait for the camera! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Denise
    October 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Loved the vlog and your cute place!! I love how “at home” you are with living alone. Enjoy it while you can…. I wish I had really relished the experience when I was in living it (which wasn’t that long anyway). One day (before you know it) you’ll have a house full of hubby and kids….and while I love it…..I sometimes long for the peace and simplicity of days gone by.

    Like I said…funny thing…I never really took the time to appreciate it like you do. ENJOY!!!

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    skinnyrunner
    October 27, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    cute video and cute place! the hardwoods are gorgeous and its so bright and sunny.

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    Kat (Kat's Daily Plate)
    October 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Jenna, your places is adorable and as you said it is perfect for one person! I love how many windows/ how much light the apartment seems to have. You are doing an awesome job of decorating too- so cute!

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    Heather
    October 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Your apartment looks so perfect for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great night!

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    Jil
    October 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Aww, love the apartment!! I saw that picture (the one of Eiffel Tower and whatnot) at Target and wanted to get it, but didn’t. haha Yay for your new camera coming soon!

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    Kate
    October 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Cute place! It’s great to have it all to yourself now, huh? It looks like the perfect little apartment. ๐Ÿ™‚

    ARGH. My camera actually broke down today too. Guess that means I’ll be heading off to Target for a new one later.

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    Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    October 27, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Love your vlog!!! Your kitchen is actually about the size of mine… I live in a one bedroom condo ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Karen
    October 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    You’re new place is quite nice, and in time will fill it up with all things you love. Hey, it’s larger than a studio apt,which most young people have, enjoy your new adventure. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Samantha
    October 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Oh Jenna, you are too cute! Love your little house–I hope Dexter will be comming soon! (-:

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    Anne P
    October 27, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    cute tour! can’t wait to come see it in person ๐Ÿ™‚ can i finally sleep with dexter?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Kath
    October 27, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    LOVED the tour!!!!! Can’t wait to see it in person soonnnnn!!!

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    Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    October 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Cute space!!! I love the built in storage!! I would kill for some of that in my apt!

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    Peanut Butter Bliss
    October 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    i love when bloggers do video post ๐Ÿ™‚
    but I am sorry that your camera died!

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    Yasi
    October 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I just read on your last post about meeting up with the Trek people! That is AWESOME! I can’t wait to read about it! I already have a road bike (you’ll love them, they’re great!) but am thinking about upgrading to a TT bike and am definitely open to other brands! Trek is great too, so I hope it goes well!

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    Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    October 27, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    So cute! I am so happy for you, great to see that everything is coming together. You deserve it!

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    pam
    October 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Congrats on you new apartment and living on your own!! It actually reminds me of my old apartment in Juno Beach, FL. I had those awesome window A/C units and actually had to turn on the heat component last winter. I no longer live there, but I had two years living single in my teeny apartment and loved having my own space.
    It’s great to see you are enjoying your new life on your own and really growing so much over the past 6 months. You are such an inspiration to us all ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing your life experiences with everyone.

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    Gina
    October 27, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    What a lovely tour,I like it so much more than your first place!
    And not small at all,bigger than where I’ve lived!!

    Is it an apt attached to someones house or is it an apt with other apts?How is the noise from others?
    It looks so fresh and new as if newly done.Is is it a recently redone palace?

    The great windows,floors,character,built ins,fab lil’ kitchen….
    all a big two thumbs up!!

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    Ella
    October 27, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Fabulous place! I was laughing at how many times you said “it’s really small.” My husband, cat and I share an NYC apartment that’s even smaller, but that’s standard in this city ๐Ÿ™‚ Like you said, less to clean!!

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    Mary :: A Merry Life
    October 27, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Yay a vlog! I love your place… it’s so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sarah
    October 27, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I want to come visit ๐Ÿ™‚ Love it. Love YOU. This is a great place for you-a great start for your new life. I miss you!

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    Sana
    October 27, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Loveee ur new pad!

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    Kate
    October 27, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Adorable! Love it! I think it’s so cool that you had the strength to move out there on your own and do this whole thing and share it with complete strangers! Thanks for letting us come along. You are an inspiration!

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    Whole Body Love
    October 27, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Cute place! Love the built ins! That is actually much nicer than my first place which was an apartment that hadn’t been remodeled since the ’80’s. Your hair is getting long, I love the braids.

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    Amanda
    October 27, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I love your little apartment! It’s so cute : )

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    Lu
    October 28, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Your house is adorable. Congratulations on having your own place.

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