Breakfast

But What Did She Eat?!

Happy Birthday to me ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t forget Angela’s Shop 4 A Cause today!!! You should all bid on my cookies since it is my birthday after all!!

The big question is….what did I make for breakfast?! Since it was the hot topic on Twitter yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Was it………..french toast?

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Green Monster?

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Banana waffles?

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Or blueberry pancakes?

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ALL OF THE ABOVE! Just kidding ๐Ÿ™‚ I actually ended up having vegan blueberry pancakes with fresh berries (from Skinny Bitch in the Kitch) PLUS a small Green Monster and English Breakfast tea!

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We were just about out of maple syrup so I probably only used a little less than a tbsp on these hotcakes but they were amazing regardless. The recipe in SBITK is seriously my “go-to” recipe for homemade pancakes. They are healthy and whole wheat but you would never know because they taste so good! I had three ๐Ÿ™‚
Plus, Ryan and I shared a GM made with a frozen naner, 1 scoop Amazing Meal, about 3 cups spinach, 1 piece dinosaur kale (!!), 1 spoonful raw almond butter and a little more than a cup of almond milk. It actually made three glasses of smoothie (we used small cups today) so I gave Ryan two cups of it (he was so happy) and I had one. I was pretty full after the pancakes anyways!

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Ryan was a dear and cleaned the entire kitchen before leaving for work so the birthday girl could just sip her tea and read blog comments. What a guy ๐Ÿ™‚ I love to cook but I HATE to clean!!
The game plan for today is after my food digests, a Dave Farmar podcast in my living room. I originally was going to go to hot vinyasa flow this morning at the studio but, well, the class starts in 15 minutes and I’m still sitting here in my pjs. Oh well. After yoga I am meeting my mom and we are going to the beach all afternoon! When asked what the number one thing I wanted to do on my birthday was, my response was READ. I know you all might think thats weird but reading is my favorite thing to do and things have been so busy lately that I haven’t gotten to take much time for myself and just relax with a good book. Today is the day! And then at 4:00 I’m getting my hair done, which I know I just did about three weeks ago, but its still not exactly how I want it (can you tell I’m a huge perfectionist? nooo) and I adore getting my hair done anyways and being pampered.
Here’s a teaser for you: just got word that someone AMAZING has agreed for a blog interview!!!!!!!!!! I’m so exciting about interviewing him/her that I’m literally shaking with excitement. I can’t wait!!!!!!!

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206 Comments

  • Reply
    Angela
    June 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

    Your cookies are already at $25 bucks in my Shop 4 A Cause and going up and up!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know they will be a huge hit.

    I love your birthday brekkie! Have a FUN day!

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    Adie
    June 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Happy birthday!!
    Wow–you are 18 days older than me. And I also can’t believe that I’m turning 24…crazy!

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    Melissa
    June 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! I’m going to regift something special for you.

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    Angela
    June 11, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Oh and I can’t wait to see who the interview is with!

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    Emily
    June 11, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!! Enjoy your day!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Justy2003
    June 11, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! Don’t worry…24 (aka mid-twenties) isn’t so bad ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Have a great day!

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    Holly
    June 11, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Happy B-day!! Enjoy your day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Could the interview be with Brendan from Thrive?!

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    kirsten
    June 11, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you have a great one! 24 isn’t so bad, I turned 24 this year also.

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    Katherine
    June 11, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! Sounds like you started your day off with the perfect meal, and the perfect companion ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your day of beach reading and I can’t wait to see how your hair looks!

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    Louise
    June 11, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Happy Birthday! Have a great day today!

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    Kim
    June 11, 2009 at 9:03 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! A day of pleasure reading sounds like the perfect day to me, too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    ari
    June 11, 2009 at 9:04 am

    happy birthday! i agree, reading and relaxing on the beach all day sounds like heaven! have fun:)

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    Meghann
    June 11, 2009 at 9:06 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!!!!

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    cupcakes
    June 11, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! Have an awesome time at the beach ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see your interview!

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    Stacey
    June 11, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Happy birthday!!!!! Have fun at the beach and getting your hair done ๐Ÿ™‚ You totally deserve it!

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    Jenny
    June 11, 2009 at 9:13 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have an incredible day. Reading on the beach sounds amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Priyanka
    June 11, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Happy birthday Jenna! Have a great day!

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    Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    June 11, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Happy B-day Jenna – have a FABULOUS day!!!

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    Jen, a priorfatgirl
    June 11, 2009 at 9:15 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    Breakfast looks so so yummy! I can’t wait to read the special guest – way to leave us in suspense!

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    Matt (No Meat Athlete)
    June 11, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Happy Birthday! I’ve just started having Amazing Meal, it’s great. So what’s all this vegan talk recently? Brendan Brazier, vegan pancakes… did I miss an announcement or something?

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      jenna
      June 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

      Matt,

      Hahaha no no…sorry!!! I’ve been reading Thrive since last April. Definitely no “announcement” or announcement to come though. I love all the ideas in The Thrive Diet but just don’t think it would fit 100% of the time with my lifestyle. I agree it is super healthy and the best way to go if you can do it! I love my seafood, cheese and the occasional piece of chicken to much to ever go vegan!

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    Melanie
    June 11, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday!! It looks like you’ve had a breakfast of champions! Enjoy your day!

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    Kiersten
    June 11, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Happy birthday Jenna!

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    Shelby
    June 11, 2009 at 9:17 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!

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    Marisa
    June 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day of reading. Breakfast looks delicious!

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    Kim
    June 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Happy b-day! Have a wonderful day at the beach!

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    Caroline
    June 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Best wishes to you on your birthday… and every day of your life! I’ve never commented to you before, but this blog is seriously awesome and inspiring. Thanks to you, I think I’m going to try my hand at a green monster today… just throw everything into the blender right? =P

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    Still Life in South America
    June 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Happy Birthday! A day reading at the beach with mom sounds fantastic.

    Can’t wait to hear about the interviewee!

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    Julie
    June 11, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Happy Birthday! I just wanted to tell you that if I could only read one blog, it would be your’s! Have a good one ๐Ÿ™‚

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    katie s
    June 11, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!!! Have an awesome day!

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    Alyssa
    June 11, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!!! Hope it’s amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    zestycook
    June 11, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!!! I can’t wait to hear who the interview is with!

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    elliebelle
    June 11, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Happy Happy Birthday Jenna!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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    Rebeca
    June 11, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Happy Happy Birthday Jenna!

    So excited for the interview!

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    Nicole
    June 11, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

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    Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    June 11, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy the beach! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Coco Knudson
    June 11, 2009 at 9:26 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! you started the day right with a glorious bfast!!!! DO EVERYTHING YOU LOVE TODAY!!!

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    Natalie M.
    June 11, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I wish you many blessings and good times in the upcoming year. I think its wonderful that you want to spend your birthday reading and relaxing.. that’s what life is truly about cherishing the small things that bring us glee.

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    Danielle
    June 11, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! I can’t wait to see who the mysterious interviewee is. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sue
    June 11, 2009 at 9:28 am

    happy birthday jenna! have a great day. i enjoy reading your blog and looking at all the pics. hopefully i can get the courage to try one of those green monster drinks one day. congrats on getting the interview too! looking forward to reading it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tara
    June 11, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Happy Birthday!

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    Ingrid
    June 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

    My cousin got me started reading your blog and I love, love, love your food! We have a green monster every morning, and I just started giving my one year old his own green monster too. He LOVES it!

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    Heather
    June 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!

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    Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    June 11, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Happy Birthday!

    Can’t wait to see who the interview is with!

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    Melissa
    June 11, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! Hope you have a fabulous day reading at the beach!!

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    rachel
    June 11, 2009 at 9:33 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!!!!!!!!!! It sounds like you have a great day planned ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lauren
    June 11, 2009 at 9:33 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!! I hope your day is wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

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    anne
    June 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Hope you have lovely birthday!

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    Lisa
    June 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Happy Birthday! 24 is a great age. Enjoy it!

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    Jocelyn
    June 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Happy Birthday lovely!
    I would bid on your cookies..but they are only open to us residents ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your day is amazing!

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    Cecilia
    June 11, 2009 at 9:35 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!!! You deserve the BESTEST birthday girlie!!! May your day be filled to the brim with ya loved ones and BOOKS!! HAHAHA, Mmmmm I wonder what’s your cake gonna be ๐Ÿ˜‰

    God bless!!

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    Jen Papaya
    June 11, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! I’ve only been reading your blog a few months (LOVE it, by the way), and I definitely would have thought you were older…So full of healthful wisdom! ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the good work chica

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    Sara
    June 11, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Happy birthday, Jenna! Enjoy doing just what you want on your birthday. Doesn’t matter what it is; that’s what birthdays should be about, right? (By the way, sitting outside and reading all day sounds like a great way to spend a birthday!)

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    brandi
    June 11, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Enjoy your day of reading and pampering – sounds pretty good to me ๐Ÿ™‚

    can’t wait to hear about the interview!

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    Jessica
    June 11, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! Hope you have a fabulous day!

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    Robyn
    June 11, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Happy birthday! Reading sounds like the PERFECT way to spend one’s birthday. And on a beach no less!

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    Melissa
    June 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Have a fantabulous birthday, Jenna!

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    Briana
    June 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! It sounds like you have a great day planned. I hope the beach is relaxing, I’m sure it will be.

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    Ingrid
    June 11, 2009 at 9:43 am

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    Low
    June 11, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Have a fabulous birthday! All the relaxing sounds amazing, and you deserve it!

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    Leila
    June 11, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!!! Have an amazing day and all the best for the year to come.

    (though now I feel like a dinosaur since I’m turning 30 in a couple weeks)

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    Heather
    June 11, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!!! Hope you have an AMAZING day!!! You totally deserve it. [:

    Love,
    Heather

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    Gloria
    June 11, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! Have a fabulous day reading at the beach – your birthday plans sound absolutely perfect! Just wanted to say again how much I enjoy reading your blog.

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    KatieF
    June 11, 2009 at 9:50 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy your day of reading at the beach…I’m jealous!

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    Victoria
    June 11, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!

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    Bec
    June 11, 2009 at 9:52 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

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    Jenna
    June 11, 2009 at 9:52 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!! I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nicole
    June 11, 2009 at 9:53 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Welcome to the 24 club:)

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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    June 11, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Happy Happy Birthday Jenna! I hope your day is absolutely wonderful. Looks like it got off to a yummy start!!!

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    hk
    June 11, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Oh yay!! Happy birthday jenna ๐Ÿ™‚ you deserve a day of all of your favorite things!! Breakfast sounds lovely, and so does a book on the beach!! Have fun girl, live it up!!

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    Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian)
    June 11, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Happy birthday Jenna! Way to start off the day with a delish lil’ breakfast. Happy 24!

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    Erica
    June 11, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your reading.

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 11, 2009 at 9:56 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!!! Make sure Ryan spoils you on your special day! ๐Ÿ˜‰ What a great breakfast to start things out… YUMMY!

    I have a question about that Dave Farmar podcast. Do you know how often he adds a new podcast? And can you go back and do previous podcast sessions once a new one is added? Iโ€™m new to the whole podcast thing and now that it downloaded the 2nd epidsode, I can’t seem to go back and play the first one. Thanks Jenna!

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    Kati
    June 11, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Sounds like a perfect day! Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your book and getting your hair done :> great combo ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jessica
    June 11, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! Hope you enjoy your day!

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    Quinn
    June 11, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Happy Birthday! Hope it’s wonderful and relaxing!

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    Recipes for Creativity
    June 11, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Have a fabulous day reading, reading, and more reading!

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    Amy
    June 11, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Happy Birthday!!

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    Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    June 11, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Happy birthday and have fun reading on the beach!! How do you like Skinny Bitch in the Kitch? I was thinking of picking that one up. Have a fantastic day!

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    Lizzie
    June 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! I hope you have a wonderful day xxx

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    prinny
    June 11, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Hey, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a great day and get to enjoy your reading and the haircut!

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    Shelly
    June 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Happy Birthday!!!

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    stacey
    June 11, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Happy Birthday! Hope that you have a great day!!!

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    Bree
    June 11, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Happy Birthday! Have a great day reading at the beach, that’s my favorite way to spend my birthday, too!

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    katie
    June 11, 2009 at 10:12 am

    happy birthday jenna! have a great day reading at the beach – sounds like a perfect birthday day to me:)

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    Megan
    June 11, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!

    Enjoy your day – it sounds fabulous! I would love a day of reading on the beach. Not to mention that delicious breakfast! Yay!

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    Joy
    June 11, 2009 at 10:13 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! enjoy your day

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    Hallie
    June 11, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Oh the suspense! Can’t wait to hear who the interview is.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Enjoy your special day ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Amanda
    June 11, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Happy birthday!!!

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    Tracey
    June 11, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! Hope this year brings you the very best!

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    Betsy
    June 11, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Happy birthday! As Marilyn Monroe said in Some Like it Hot… “I’m turning 25, a quarter of a century, really makes a girl think.”

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    Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 11, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope you enjoy your day to the fullest!

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    Kris C.
    June 11, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! I hope that you enjoy your reading on the beach. Reading is probably my favorite activity as well and there is nothing better than laying on a warm beach and reading a good book. Have an awesome day!

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    KatieMoo
    June 11, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!

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    polly
    June 11, 2009 at 10:24 am

    happy birthday, sweetness! Who ever this person is… should be interviewing YOU! You are famous and amazing. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Love you and prayers for another 100 years of Jenna shinin’.

    XOXO

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    Ashley
    June 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Happy birthday babe!!! Sounds like a great day planned!! xo

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    Danielle
    June 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Hope you have a great birthday! Enjoy your time at the beach!

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    Holly
    June 11, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!

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    Meghan
    June 11, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! Have a wonderful day with your book and the sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to find out about the mystery interview!!

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    Kristy
    June 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Happy Birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Serena
    June 11, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! Enjoy your day!

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    misslabella
    June 11, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Also of me from distant Germany: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I`m a big fan of your blog and reads it daily.

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    BethT
    June 11, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Happy Birthday!

    And really, life only gets better from here. As someone who just turned 30 (horrors!) I realize now that my late 20s were truly a time of self discovery, and I’m really happy with where I am now.

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    Kailey (SnackFace)
    June 11, 2009 at 10:44 am

    AHH!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETCHEEKS! I hope you eat everything you love, do everything you love, and get to be with everyone you love! Have an amazing and incredible birthday!

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    sue
    June 11, 2009 at 10:44 am

    happy birthday jenna!

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    Stephanie
    June 11, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Happy birthday, Jenna! I hope today is a VERY special day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Joelle (Chasing Pavements)
    June 11, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Pancakes are THE best bday food! Have a wonderful time enjoying your day!

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    amber
    June 11, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your day:)

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    Caroline
    June 11, 2009 at 10:52 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    <3 Your blog ๐Ÿ˜€

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    gina (fitnessista)
    June 11, 2009 at 10:55 am

    have a very happy birthday! <3

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    Matt
    June 11, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Happy birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    sherri
    June 11, 2009 at 10:55 am

    happy birthday from sunny seattle, wa!! reading + beach = happiness

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    Ann
    June 11, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!

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    ashley (sweet & natural)
    June 11, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Happy birthday!

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    jperonto
    June 11, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Happy Bday to you!

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    Gina G
    June 11, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! you deserve the world girl! i hope all your wishes come true! =D

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    Fitzalan
    June 11, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Have a fabulous birthday!
    I think reading for the day sounds downright perfect…especially at the beach!

    Happiness Awaits

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    Tania
    June 11, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!

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    Susan
    June 11, 2009 at 11:10 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sounds like a perfect day, I would have picked reading on the beach too ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy it!!

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    AshinMT
    June 11, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna. I am a long time reader not so often commenter, but i had to today because today is MY birthday too! I am also 24 ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a good one!

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    Kasie@~The Art of Life~
    June 11, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Happy Birthday!! I just recently found your blog and I’m hooked on reading it. You’re such an inspiring person! I hope you have a wonderful, fun day today. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Maria
    June 11, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! Hope you have a wonderful day full of reading glorious books ๐Ÿ˜€

    I love to cook but hate cleaning myself! I hope the haircut turns out just the way you like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Jeannie
    June 11, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Happy Birthday! I know you’ll make it a great one. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’m a new reader to your blog, and I really enjoy it.

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    Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    June 11, 2009 at 11:23 am

    YAY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! Can you email me the recipe for those pancakes? I’m craving pancakes like nobody’s business! Have fun at the beach. Oh, and I agree, reading is the best.

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    Janet
    June 11, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Happy Birthday! I’m glad you went with the pancakes and the monsterette. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, I have a book recommendation for you! Have you ever read any of Ruth Reichl’s memoirs? They’re fab! She’s the editor of Gourmet and used to be a food/restaurant critic. They are quick reads but v. entertaining – I think you’d like them! The first is called Tender at the Bone. In case you ever need a new book. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Leah
    June 11, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! Have a wonderful day!

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    courtney
    June 11, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!! Enjoy your day (sounds like a PERFECT day to me!)! I’m off to bid on those delish cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    June 11, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! You should get your hair done (that doesn’t sound right…) its your birthday and you deserve to be pampered!

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    Emily (The Experimentarian)
    June 11, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Jeeennnnaaaa! Happy Birthday to you! Have a beautiful day!

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    Emily
    June 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Happy birthday!! May it be filled it with love, family, good eats, and plenty of reading!

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    Claire
    June 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Happy birthday, Jenna! Hope your day is as great as you plan.

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    magicanderson
    June 11, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Happy Birthday to you!
    Sounds like a perfect day! Reading at the beach & being with your mom! Enjoy every second!

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    Stephanie
    June 11, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna. You are a very special girl. Celebrate!

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    Ally
    June 11, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! I hope it is as wonderful as you are!!

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    Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    June 11, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Happy birthday girl!! Can’t wait to hear about your interview ๐Ÿ™‚
    <3

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    Diane
    June 11, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna – Boy I remember being 24 (such a long time ago). Have a great day and best wishes to you for a wonderful year. Your pancakes look awesome!!

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    Johanna
    June 11, 2009 at 11:48 am

    HAPPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!

    Yay for “jenna-time” I hope you enjoy reading! Have a blessed day precious!

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    runeatrepeat
    June 11, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Happy Birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

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    runeatrepeat
    June 11, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Oh, and might it be Dave Farmar that you’re going to interview?

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    mh
    June 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

    happy b day dear Jenna! Enjoy the day to the fullest, you deserve it! xoxo

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    laura
    June 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!! Enjoy your day!!

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    Julia at Jogging My Memory
    June 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! I hope your day is wonderful and relaxing! You truly deserve to have a fantastic birthday! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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    Ryane
    June 11, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Merry Birthday, Jenna!!

    Have fun shopping and reading at the beach! Sounds like my kind of birthday! Hopefully there’s a mojito in your future!!

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    Karen
    June 11, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!!

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    Katie
    June 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! Have a fabulous day ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Elizabeth
    June 11, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Happy Birthday! Reading is my absolute favorite thing to do too, so enjoy your day filled with it ๐Ÿ™‚
    I noticed that you’re reading Brendan Brazier’s book. I was lucky enough to attend a small presentation he did at my school in Vancouver and it was really fantastic. Have you used his product, Vega? If not, you’d probably enjoy it.
    Have a great day at the beach!

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    Organic Girl aka AshleyH
    June 11, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Happy Birthday!! i hope you have a wonderful day!!

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    jessnyc
    June 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    happy birthday hun! hope it’s a great one! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

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    Sammie
    June 11, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! I hope you have a great day at the beach with your mom. Can’t wait to hear who you are going to interview.

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    lena
    June 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Happy Blessed Birthday jenna!!!! Have a Great day of celebrations with your loved ones!!!

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    Emily L.
    June 11, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    those pancakes look BE-YOU-TE-FULL
    We have no food in my house. I am thinking: BRINNER tonight (breakfast for dinner)
    My BF has had a rough week and I want to surprise him. and blueberry pancakes sounds like an eggcellent choice.

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    Rebecca
    June 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Happy b-day Jenna!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have a quick question about your green monsters. They look SO good! Do you make them in your vitamix, your juicer, or a regular blender?? I really want to try to make one but I’m not sure which appliance to use (I only have a blender but I’m thinking about buying either a vitamix or a juicer). thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    K
    June 11, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!!!

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    Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    June 11, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Happy birthday to you!

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    Amanda
    June 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
    Nice choice for a birthday breakfast!

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    Amanda
    June 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! … and for the record: early 20’s don’t really end until after 25 ; ) … at least thats what I tell myself.

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    Tina O.
    June 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Happy B-day! Have a great day!

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    Mara @ What's for Dinner?
    June 11, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Renata
    June 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!
    Enjoy your day!

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    MyThy as in "Mighty" ;)
    June 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Happy Beautiful-day Birthday Jenna! Can’t wait to find out who your interview is with. Could it be with Murphy-Goode Winery?!?!?

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    Sarah
    June 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Have an excellent birthday! Enjoy your day!

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    Erin
    June 11, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Happy Birthday sweet girl!

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    Ali
    June 11, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYY!

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    Megan
    June 11, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Happy Birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kori (All Things B.)
    June 11, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    happy b-day Jenna! BTW- so not weird that you just want to read for your b-day! I find that in the days of constant connectivity via twitter, FB, blogging, blackberry and iphones- it’s just SO nice to disconnect and get back to the basics. My favorite hobby is reading too, so beach reading sounds simply indulgent to me right now! Enjoy every minute of it- you deserve it!

    Also, I’m having an Amazing Grass Giveaway for those of you who adore the stuff as much as blogland does ๐Ÿ˜‰ Stop on by and enter!
    http://livetheblife.com/2009/06/09/amazing-grass-rocks-my-world/

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    girlatastartup
    June 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Happy B-day Jenna!

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    Nicole (dishin')
    June 11, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!

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    Lauren
    June 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!!!

    I hope you get to sit back and relax with a good book! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    LaurenE
    June 11, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    happy birthday jenna! hope you have a fab day ๐Ÿ™‚

    i’ve been a reader for quite some time, but i’ve never commented before. today i was looking back on some of your older posts, and i think it was meant to be that i stumbled across this one: http://eatliverun.com/stuffed-to-the-brim/. you talked about how at nineteen you struggled with your appearance and never felt like you measured up. i’m nineteen now and have struggled with various eating disorders for the past six years, and i can totally relate to how you felt at this age. the beginning of this summer has been especially hard and i want so badly to be ready to let it go and live healthfully. you are such an inspiration to me and i really hope that one day i can find the balance that you have achieved with food and exercise. i also want to find my way back to God because i feel like my faith has taken the back burner lately. how are you liking the life application study bible? i’m looking for a new one! anyway, sorry this comment is so long, but i just really wanted to say thank you for all you do. you are truly an inspiration to me, and i hope you have a wonderful, wonderful birthday!

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    Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    June 11, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Have the best day ever!

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    Courtney
    June 11, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Happy birthday!! Enjoy yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jamie
    June 11, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Wish I could AFFORD your cookies!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    You should make these and sell them for a living!
    Happy Birthday – enjoy this beautiful day God created just for you!

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    Johanna B
    June 11, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna. I hope to be reading your blog for many more years. May the Lord continue to bless you in your 24th year.

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    Nhuy
    June 11, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Feliz Cumpleanos Jenna!

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    Biz
    June 11, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna – have fun reading!!

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    Sarah
    June 11, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!
    Have a wonderful day!
    P.S. Have you ever read the History of Love? I read it last year in a grad class, and it’s simply beautiful. I think you’d like it.

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    kerry
    June 11, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    YUM-O!! Happy birthday, JENNA!

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    Allie Katie
    June 11, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Happy birthday Jenna!! I hope you have a great day with your mother–you both deserve it! I’m sure 24 will do you good!
    xoxo
    AK

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    Diana (Soap & Chocolate)
    June 11, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    YAY happy birthday to you Jenna! A day of eating good food and reading sounds just about right to me too. ๐Ÿ™‚ ENJOY!

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    Jennifer
    June 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!

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    Amelia
    June 11, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    earthybrit.wordpress.com
    June 11, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    June 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Happy Birthday sweet Jenna! Enjoy your book. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jess
    June 11, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna! Hope you enjoyed relaxing at zee beach!

    You are lucky to have Ryan, I miss the days of living with my girlies in college, because we had a rule of who ever cooked didn’t have to clean. They never caught on to why I always offered to cook…..haha.

    Can’t wait to see the revamped hair.

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    laci
    June 11, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    happy birthday Jenna!!!

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    Emily Eats
    June 11, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!
    Wishing you a wonderful day ๐Ÿ™‚

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    megan
    June 11, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a beautiful day ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you enjoyed your pancake birthday breakfast!

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    Kristin
    June 11, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!
    Your morning eats look fantastic! Have a fabulous day =)

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    Monica
    June 11, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Miss Jenna!! I hope you’re enjoying a fabulous day at the beach reading! I love reading too, and if I lived near a beach I’d probably want to spend my birthday doing that too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Amanda
    June 11, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!!! Hope you have a great day with your mom! What are you reading these days? Just finished The Namesake, which I think I remember you mentioning. Loved it!

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    Michele
    June 11, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Have fun at the beach ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Dotsie
    June 11, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have an awesome day!

    (I’m new to reading your blog and love it!)

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    Brittany
    June 11, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!

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    Becky
    June 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! J’adore the blog!

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    Fancy
    June 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jenna:)

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    emily
    June 11, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Happy Birthday – you deserve a fabulous 24th year!

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    kat
    June 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Jenna, Happy Birthday!!!!

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    Cassidy
    June 11, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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    Aimee
    June 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Happy Birthday and I can’t wait to read this secret interview!!

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    Angelea
    June 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Let’s get this post count over 200! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy happy birthday, Jenna! It’s YOUR day…enjoy!

    Salut!

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    Logan
    June 11, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    You don’t know me, but I’ve been following (and enjoying) your blog for a couple of months now. I really enjoy it. Happy Birthday to you! I’m old enough to be your mom, but you’re a great inspiration, Jenna!

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    Cate
    June 11, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Happy birthday Jenna! Wishing you all the best.

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    Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    June 11, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Hope you have a great birthday!! I can’t believe you are so young – you are so mature and have already accomplished so much – I for sure thought you were older! You have a lot going for you and a lot more to come!

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    JT @http://thefauxfoodiegirl.blogspot.com/
    June 11, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!! hope you had an amazing dinner…and cocktails…and cake

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    Caroline
    June 12, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Fabulous breakfast to go with a fabulous day! I hope you had the happiest of birthdays today:)

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    Ashley
    June 13, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Happy birthday! =)

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