Behind The Butter

Keep On Truckin’

Just when I think I can’t go on…

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I pop some bubbly and regain my strength.

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The strength I need to keep on going; the strength I need to cling to, even when it seems like all is lost.

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Here’s to being 25.

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63 Comments

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    erica
    June 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    happy birthday to you, jenna!

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    ginger.
    June 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    happy birthday, girl
    make this year your best yet.

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    Denise
    June 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    You have excellent taste in sparkling wine.

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    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).

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    Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    June 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Is this the long awaited couch??? 🙂

    Yay for furniture 😀 Happy birthday!

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    Sana
    June 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Happpy 25th!!!!!

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    Claire
    June 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    happy bday jenna…that looks like an ikea adventure!

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    Bethany @ More Fruit Please
    June 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Ikea and bubbly… sounds like a great day!

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    Monique@She's Going The Distance
    June 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    hahaha that’s a HUGE box. Happy bday again!!

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    Amanda
    June 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna! May your 25th year bring nothing but joy!

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    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! 🙂

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    Emily
    June 11, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    LOVE the Pho Sho shirt!

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      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???

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        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”. 🙂

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    Ambersnotebook
    June 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Cheers!

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    Still Life in Southeast Asia
    June 11, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Happy Birthday! You’re still a youngin’.

    Sending many blessings your way.

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    Alexandra
    June 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Happy Birthday! LOOOVE your shirt! Now I’m definitely craving a nice bowl of pho!

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    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!

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    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!

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    kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com
    June 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    superwoman!!

    “pho sho” hahahaha <3

    love the shirt

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    tasha - the clean eating mama
    June 11, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I see Ikea!!!

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    Leslie
    June 11, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Happy Birthday! I started reading your blog almost exactly two years ago as well 😉

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    lena
    June 11, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Happy birthday Jenna!

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    June 11, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope it was a good one 🙂

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    Helen
    June 12, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Happy Birthday!! All birthdays should be celebrated with champagne and a trip to Ikea, for sure!!!

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    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!

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    June 12, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope it’s the loveliest!

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    jassy
    June 12, 2010 at 12:51 am

    happy birthday!!!:)

    continue live life to the fullest!:)

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    jassy
    June 12, 2010 at 12:59 am

    happy birthday!!! keep on living life to the fullest!:)

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    Ariana
    June 12, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Happy birthday – have a wonderful day and an amazing year!

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    Sarah
    June 12, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!

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    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??

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      Jessica
      June 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm

      I love it too!!! I need it as well 🙂

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    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

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    A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    June 12, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Your shirt! Where’s it from? 🙂

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    June 12, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Hope your birthday weekend is wonderful! 🙂

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    M.
    June 12, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Can’t wait for an apt/Ikea/etc tour!
    before…and after?
    😉

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 😉

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      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.

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    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 🙂

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    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.

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    Camille
    June 12, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!

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    Maya
    June 12, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Happy birthday! Love that shirt.

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    sherri
    June 12, 2010 at 7:04 am

    happy quarter of a century, jenna! now the real FUN begins 🙂

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    June 12, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Nothing like liquid courage.

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    Laura
    June 12, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Here’s to 25! Life only gets better with age. Happy Birthday!

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    Becki @ HikeBikeEat
    June 12, 2010 at 8:23 am

    IKEA furniture: the best gift ever 🙂

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    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!!!

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    Kristin
    June 12, 2010 at 8:38 am

    And after all of that- Happy Birthday!

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    Kristin
    June 12, 2010 at 8:39 am

    And after all of that- Happy Birthday!

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    Elizabeth
    June 12, 2010 at 9:28 am

    i adore your shirt-want!! happy birthday!

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    Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary
    June 12, 2010 at 9:46 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!!!!!! 😀 😀

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    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?

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    Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    June 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!!

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    rayshine
    June 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Love the shirt!
    And Happy Birthday to you!

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    June 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Yay for a new furniture.

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    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.

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    Pierre
    June 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Happy bday! It is only a number right?

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    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 🙂

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    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.

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    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 🙂

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