Behind The Butter Keep On Truckin’ Just when I think I can’t go on… I pop some bubbly and regain my strength. The strength I need to keep on going; the strength I need to cling to, even when it seems like all is lost. Here’s to being 25. musings June 11, 2010 By jenna 63 What's in a Year Encore You Might Also Like simple lessons in life, part III November 24, 2010 Messy Motherhood, Chapter Two January 28, 2015 On Moving to a New Place (with young kids) July 13, 2017 63 Comments Reply erica June 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm happy birthday to you, jenna! Reply ginger. June 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm happy birthday, girl make this year your best yet. Reply Denise June 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm You have excellent taste in sparkling wine. Reply Christina June 11, 2010 at 9:09 pm Happy Birthday, Jenna!! You are NOT alone. I turned the big 25 just last month and my quarter life crisis is still lingering. EEek!!! We can get through it together (with the help of bubbly). Reply Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm Is this the long awaited couch??? 🙂 Yay for furniture 😀 Happy birthday! Reply Sana June 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm Happpy 25th!!!!! Reply Claire June 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm happy bday jenna…that looks like an ikea adventure! Reply Bethany @ More Fruit Please June 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm Happy Birthday!!! Ikea and bubbly… sounds like a great day! Reply Monique@She's Going The Distance June 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm hahaha that’s a HUGE box. Happy bday again!! Reply Amanda June 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm Happy Birthday Jenna! May your 25th year bring nothing but joy! Reply Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 11, 2010 at 9:26 pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! It’s seems like you’ve had a crazy journey this year. And now you have furniture!! woohoo! 🙂 Reply Emily June 11, 2010 at 9:26 pm LOVE the Pho Sho shirt! Reply Sarah for Real June 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm I love the Pho Sho shirt too! I must have one. Where did you get it??? Reply Katy(The Balanced Foodie) June 12, 2010 at 5:34 am It’s by Anne, from fAnnetasticfood.com! Head to her blog and click on “T-Shirt Shop”. 🙂 Reply Ambersnotebook June 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm Happy Birthday!! Cheers! Reply Still Life in Southeast Asia June 11, 2010 at 9:51 pm Happy Birthday! You’re still a youngin’. Sending many blessings your way. Reply Alexandra June 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm Happy Birthday! LOOOVE your shirt! Now I’m definitely craving a nice bowl of pho! Reply Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 11, 2010 at 10:09 pm What’s in that big surprise, mystery box? Something good, something good! Reply D June 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm Happy birthday! 25 was hard for me because I knew I was officially a “grown up” but enjoy it! Reply email@example.com June 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm superwoman!! “pho sho” hahahaha <3 love the shirt Reply tasha - the clean eating mama June 11, 2010 at 10:37 pm I see Ikea!!! Reply Leslie June 11, 2010 at 11:12 pm Happy Birthday! I started reading your blog almost exactly two years ago as well 😉 Reply lena June 11, 2010 at 11:52 pm Happy birthday Jenna! Reply Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 11, 2010 at 11:52 pm Happy Birthday! I hope it was a good one 🙂 Reply Helen June 12, 2010 at 12:17 am Happy Birthday!! All birthdays should be celebrated with champagne and a trip to Ikea, for sure!!! Reply Suzanne de Cornelia June 12, 2010 at 12:20 am Bubbly in a glass and not in a “Bloggin’ While Totally Blonde, Dude” coffee mug is PROOF you’re 25! lol. Unwrapping furniture! Can’t wait to see the pix!! Happy Le Birthday Weekend! Reply Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 12, 2010 at 12:42 am Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope it’s the loveliest! Reply jassy June 12, 2010 at 12:51 am happy birthday!!!:) continue live life to the fullest!:) Reply jassy June 12, 2010 at 12:59 am happy birthday!!! keep on living life to the fullest!:) Reply Ariana June 12, 2010 at 2:01 am Happy birthday – have a wonderful day and an amazing year! Reply Sarah June 12, 2010 at 2:51 am Happy Birthday, Jenna! Reply Katie June 12, 2010 at 3:28 am Happy Birthday!! I love love LOVE the “pho sho” shirt – our go-to date night activity is going for pho! Can you tell me where you found it?? Reply Jessica June 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm I love it too!!! I need it as well 🙂 Reply Nora@LiveLifeEatRight June 12, 2010 at 3:35 am CHEERS and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Here’s to another year of fantastic living and of course…food and wine! Best Wishes and Love, Nora Reply A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) June 12, 2010 at 3:49 am Your shirt! Where’s it from? 🙂 Reply Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 12, 2010 at 4:04 am Hope your birthday weekend is wonderful! 🙂 Reply M. June 12, 2010 at 4:28 am Can’t wait for an apt/Ikea/etc tour! before…and after? 😉 Reply Katly June 12, 2010 at 4:43 am Hi there, just wanted to tell you that I really enjoy reading your blog and just love the photos you have taken, especially the wine tour. PS I went to IKEA and it was a nightmare, but I got my cupboards and they are installed now. Hope you had a better time. Reply Katly June 12, 2010 at 4:44 am OOPS PS Happy birthday, ahhhhhhhhh 25 I remember it well. I am turning 39 and look the same as I did when I was 25 (lucky me). LOL. Reply kristina June 12, 2010 at 4:59 am Happy Birthday! If you think 25 is old, try 33! Your young! Where did you get that cute shirt? It’s soooo Bay Area ~ I grew up there 😉 Reply kristina June 12, 2010 at 5:02 am ^meant to say “you’re” young. you being a writer can appreciate my correction right? also, just as a side note, i’m just now reading “PREP,” ~ I absolutely love Curtis’s writing style, such a good read!! Her style kind of reminds me of yours actually. i’m moving onto “American Wife” soon. Reply Kelly June 12, 2010 at 5:34 am 25 is nothin. Still in the ‘mid 20’s’. Just wait til you’re ‘almost 30’! haha 🙂 Happy birthday 🙂 Reply eatmovelove June 12, 2010 at 6:09 am Yes, your a baby still girl! Oh I wish I could have been 25 forever… Can’t wait to see pics of the new place..maybe no more eating off of the floor? LOL. Reply Camille June 12, 2010 at 6:43 am Happy Birthday Jenna! Reply Maya June 12, 2010 at 6:51 am Happy birthday! Love that shirt. Reply sherri June 12, 2010 at 7:04 am happy quarter of a century, jenna! now the real FUN begins 🙂 Reply Cynthia (It All Changes) June 12, 2010 at 7:44 am Nothing like liquid courage. Reply Laura June 12, 2010 at 8:06 am Here’s to 25! Life only gets better with age. Happy Birthday! Reply Becki @ HikeBikeEat June 12, 2010 at 8:23 am IKEA furniture: the best gift ever 🙂 Reply Kristin June 12, 2010 at 8:36 am My big problem was turning 20 because I loved being 19 so much but by the time I turned 23 I got over that. I thought turning 25 would be a piece of cake in comparison until I remembered the rules of rounding up!!!! Eek!! 30!!! Reply Kristin June 12, 2010 at 8:38 am And after all of that- Happy Birthday! Reply Kristin June 12, 2010 at 8:39 am And after all of that- Happy Birthday! Reply Elizabeth June 12, 2010 at 9:28 am i adore your shirt-want!! happy birthday! Reply Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary June 12, 2010 at 9:46 am HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!!!!!! 😀 😀 Reply Nina June 12, 2010 at 10:36 am Happy Birthday! I love your t-shirt too! What’s the latest on your book? When does it come out? Reply Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 12, 2010 at 10:47 am Happy Birthday, Jenna!! Reply rayshine June 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm Love the shirt! And Happy Birthday to you! Reply Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm Yay for a new furniture. Reply diana@mymarblerye June 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm you look gorg even in “laid back” clothes. And if these activities made your day then I’m happy you had a great birthDAY..now…time for the birthday fun part 2. Reply Pierre June 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm Happy bday! It is only a number right? Reply Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) June 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm i saw a random post on Google Buzz that it was your bday and you’re drinking champagne! my bday is June 12 and I almost drank the champagne in my fridge but havent yet…but im in San Diego/pacific time so there’s still 1 hr 40 mins left to my bday 🙂 Reply Lauren @ Running Examiner June 14, 2010 at 6:56 am Happy belated birthday, Jenna! Hope you have an amazing year filled with peace, love, and adventure! Namaste. Reply Simon Food Favourites June 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm you’re still very young so don’t worry too much. was the champagne good? looks like a nice one 🙂 Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.