Just Another Day

by jenna on June 13, 2010

Good mornin’!

Yesterday was filled with lavender, wine and pizza. What more could you ever want and need?

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My mom and I headed over to Matanzas Creek, one of my favorite wineries, for a tour of the lavender barn and a tasting. An hour and a half later, we stumbled out with homemade sachets dangling from our hands, a new wine club membership and a bottle of 08 Sauvignon Blanc. Who woulda thought?
And see that pizza up there? Yeah. Take another look.

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Beautiful. Simply beautiful. It’s from Peter Lowell’s in Sebastopol in case you were wondering and is topped with fresh local goat cheese, caramelized onions and hot pepper flakes. Be still my heart.
And, there’s more. Fresh herbal iced tea to counteract all the wine drinking we’ve been doing.

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We saw Letters to Juliet last night and it was so cute! Totally cheesy and girly but very cute nevertheless. What can I say? I’m a sap. This morning I woke up and made some egg white oatmeal and sipped tea from my cute little mug….can’t believe I’m sitting on an actual piece of furniture eating my oats?!

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Got a set of these little mugs (all with different cities on them) from World Market. So cute!
Plan for the day includes church, gym, Iron Horse, sangria, enchiladas, birthday cake.
Oh, didn’t you know? Today is my birthday!

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A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) June 13, 2010 at 8:25 am

Your photos are beautiful, Jenna! Letters to Juliette WAS a cute movie. :)

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Nora@LiveLifeEatRight June 13, 2010 at 8:25 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! The winery looks fantastic! That’s what I did with my parents yesterday too…only on the East Coast haha. Take care!!

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Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 13, 2010 at 8:26 am

GORGEOUS photos!
I’ve heard two-star bad things about Letters from Juliet, so it’s interesting that you liked it..maybe I’ll rent it :)

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Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 13, 2010 at 8:26 am

Happy never-ending birthday! Why birthday should be just one day anyway? I’m all in for birthweek! Happy birthweek! :)

How’s your mom toe by the way?

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Marisa (Loser for Life) June 13, 2010 at 8:28 am

Happy Birthday, Jenna! Enjoy your day!

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Julie B. June 13, 2010 at 8:36 am

Happy Birthday and I hope you enjoy your day!

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Emily June 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

Happy Birthday Jenna! Hope you have a fantastic day celebrating! :-)

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Krystina June 13, 2010 at 8:40 am

I love that your birthday spans multiple days. :P I’m the same way. I need to vacation in your neck of the woods – I need nice wineries in my life.

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Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 13, 2010 at 8:40 am

Oh that pizza looks absolutely divine! Glad you had such a good day, hope your celebration today is just as wonderful!

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Daisy June 13, 2010 at 8:41 am

I can’t remember if I said Happy Birthday to you in the post the other day, or the day before that….lucky girl. pizza and the ice tea looks amazing.

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Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 13, 2010 at 8:42 am

Ummm, seriously your photos look amazing! That pizza…yum.

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Hailey@Adventures in Health June 13, 2010 at 8:48 am

Happy Bday Jenna, the lavender farm looks amazing and so does that pizza! Have a great day!! -Hailey-

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Jocelyn June 13, 2010 at 8:55 am

That pizza looks mouthwatering! Yummy!
Enjoy the day! :)

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Lauren @ Health on the Run June 13, 2010 at 8:56 am

Sounds like you’ve been having wonderful birthday days!! :) So glad you’re able to enjoy it with your Mom.

Everything in this post looks amazing! And I love that mug!!

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Kelly June 13, 2010 at 8:58 am

Happy birthday!! Sounds like you have a fun day planned ahead of you!

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Pierre June 13, 2010 at 8:58 am

Love your pictures and yummy pizza.enjoy your special day!

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Ashley@thehungryscholar June 13, 2010 at 8:59 am

Happy Birthday! Mine was on the 11th! Yay for June birthdays!

That pizza looks AMAZING!

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Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 13, 2010 at 8:59 am

Happy birthday….again! Keep on rocking that birthday for as long as you can. :) That pizza looks like a gift from the gods above. I really need to come to Cali to check out the food scene. My foodie self would just burst with glee!

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Jamile June 13, 2010 at 9:00 am

Feliz Cumpleanos! Many happy returns of the day!

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jenny June 13, 2010 at 9:08 am

I too am dragging out my birthday next week haha. Tuesday night, Thursday night, Saturday night. 4 parties total :) haha

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Helen June 13, 2010 at 9:14 am

I love your plan for the day – you will be nicely busy. The pizza looks delicious, the picture really makes it look good enough to eat! I’m glad you are enjoying your new furniture too!

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Laura @ youngDCliving June 13, 2010 at 9:16 am

That pizza looks soo good! Definitely jealous. Happy Birthday!

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Ashley June 13, 2010 at 9:34 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary June 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

Love that mug! Must go to World Market !!

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Cynthia (It All Changes) June 13, 2010 at 9:59 am

Furniture is a wonderful thing. I missed having it in my first apartment and relished it when I moved int a new apartment and had a coffee table.

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

I absolutely loveee that you’re making your birthday a week-long event. That’s the way to do it. Winery pics are awesome and so are you!

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Annie @ stronghealthyfit June 13, 2010 at 10:21 am

Sometimes you just need a Birthday WEEK. I did it this year. Go for it, chica.

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MMiller June 13, 2010 at 10:24 am

I love that you can celebrate your birthday for days! Glad you are having a great time with your mom!

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Cassie @ Tasteful Tales June 13, 2010 at 10:27 am

Your pictures are stunning! and congrats on the furniture. When my fiance and I moved into our apartment we lived on lawn chair instead of a couch for about three months! So I understand how grateful you feel once you get actual furniture!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 13, 2010 at 10:29 am

Sangria and enchiladas sounds perfect to me!

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Kristen @ Change of Pace June 13, 2010 at 11:51 am

Happy birthday girl! I love amazing pizza like that! So simple and fresh :)

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Claire June 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm

What a bday week! happy birthday again! that pizza looks insanely good!

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Diana (mymarblerye) June 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Happy birfday gorgeous!

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Raewyn June 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Happy Birthday, Jenna! Glad your day was awesome….mmm, the pizza you eat there (if nothing else) makes me want to move to California! ;)

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Katherine June 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Happy birthday! Just another day in paradise

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Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 13, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Birthdays should always last AT LEAST 3 days, if not a week. Happy Birthday! :)

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 13, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Happy official birthday. Enjoy the continued fun with Mom.

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Anna June 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Happy birthday!
As an italian who eats way too much pizza, I can tell that one looks really good :) wow, now I’ve got cravings!

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Katie @ peacebeme June 13, 2010 at 1:20 pm

What other cities did you get on your mugs? :)

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R @ learningasichop.wordpress.com June 13, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I love those mugs! World Market has the best stuff

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm

That pizza looks delicious!!! You don’t need tons of ingredients when you have GOOD ingredients and you allow them to shine!

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Kristie June 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. Sounds like you’ve got quite a good one coming your way :)

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Kellie June 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Sounds like the perfect Saturday. Enjoy your new furniture.

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 13, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Sounds like you live in the perfect place to celebrate a birthday- wine, pizza, lavender, goat cheese?! Sounds good to me :) Enjoy!

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Stephanie June 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Jenna–I’m a new reader, and intrigued by your egg white oatmeal. Does it have the same texture as regular oatmeal?

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eatmovelove June 13, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Ahhh the pizzas! I ate my weight in birthday cake last night…won’t go there…but Happy Birthday!

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Kate June 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Iced herb tea….mmmmmmm !

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Beth @ DiningAndDishing June 13, 2010 at 2:47 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :)

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Paige (Running Around Normal) June 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm

What a lovely day! And smelling fresh lavendar can make ANY day that much lovlier :)

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abbey June 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

My B-day too! You must be a good egg :)

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Cara June 13, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I like wine too in moderation of course ——but I do not talk about it every single day like you. LOL !

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I loved Letters to Juliet too. Cheesy movies are the best! ;)

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Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow June 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

An oh so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

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CJ June 13, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Happy Birthday!! That pizza looks amazing! Now I’m hungry!

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Brynne June 13, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Happy birthday again! That pizza just literally made me drool.

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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle June 13, 2010 at 5:11 pm

that pizza looks absolutely amazing!!!

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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle June 13, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Happy Birthday!!! That pizza looks so yummy!!!

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runnerforever June 13, 2010 at 5:21 pm

A very Happy Birthday to you! What a gorgeous looking pizza, yum!

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Lisa @ bakebikeblog June 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Happy Birthday!!!!! Have an awesome day!
PS – I LOVE that pizza :)

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Mae June 13, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

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Ellie June 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm

OMG your pizza looks amazing! I’ve been craving homemade pizza for weeks

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Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover June 13, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Happy Birthday, Jenna!
:D
Wish you a great week, love!
Brazilian XOXO┬┤s,
Gabriela

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Jen June 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Happy birthday to one of the most beautiful girls (inside and out) I’ve ever “known”. :)

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Heather (Heather's Dish) June 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm

what a fun day with your mom…and i’m going to be replicating that pizza ASAP…a more fabulous flavor combo never existed!

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Carly @ The Road To Health June 13, 2010 at 9:56 pm

That pizza looks totally marvelous. You have the best restaurants out your way!

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Marika June 14, 2010 at 2:17 am

Belated happy birthday! So wonderful that your mom was there to celebrate with you. Moms are the best! :-)

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Dee June 14, 2010 at 10:23 am

ack! so many things to comment on!
1. YUM-O to the pizza!
2. I want to see Letters to Juliet! I’m a sap too though. ;)
3. YAY for furniture!
4. love the mug!
5. your day sounds absolutely fabulous! :)

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Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby June 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Aaaaaaah! THAT MUG IS TOO PRECIOUS! Actually kind of drooling over that more than your oats ;) My mother/roommates/anyone in my friend group would kill me if I added yet another mug to my collection. I’m such an old lady at times.

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