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 Loaded Oatmeal Cookies January 7, 2011 Messy Motherhood, Chapter Two January 28, 2015 Book Tour So Far September 27, 2012 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.