A Beachy Fashion

Hello everyone! I hope your Easter is going splendidly.

I spent mine in this fashion—-


Love it. =)

My family is definitely one of those families that does activities on holidays together. So, today the men went golfing and the girls went for a long beach walk! My mom and I walked for an hour and it was wonderful.



I am DEFINITELY a Florida girl.

Before we left, I made a ginormous smoothie concoction to take. I didn’t take a picture beforehand because, well, it wasn’t too pretty but it made all of this!


I used:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 mango
  • frozen pineapple chunks
  • handful of frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 of a huge avocado
  • 2 cups cold water
  • and a spoonful of THIS magical powder:


I’ve never used this or seen it before but it was in the way back of my freezer…I think it must belong to my dad. He drinks this stuff mixed with water every single morning first thing (bleh?). Any case, the stats for this stuff are pretty amazing and I couldn’t even *really* tell it was in the smoothie. I mean, I could tell a little bit but it is just soooo healthy that the faint grassy/dirt taste didn’t even matter.

And let me tell you, I think I have finally reached smoothie ecstasy with this. Within MINUTES of drinking this 32 oz of smoothie, I felt like I had been shocked with caffeine and energy……I felt wonderful!! So full of energy and life…I swear, I could have run 10 miles right then on the beach. Must have been the green vibrance??! It also filled me up for about 3 hours until I snacked on this bar on the car-ride home:


I’m STILL feeling at the top of my A-Game right now and I’m crediting it all to the smoothie (and trip to the beach, of course). We walked through the lobby of the Don CeSar afterwards and I found A SHOE SALE! No seriously….these amazingly gorgeous pumps were on sale from $70 to $20…..and they only had one size left….my size!


Even Dexter wants them!!!!!!!

I also found some glam sandals that were ridiculously inexpensive as well—


I RARELY buy shoes anymore, which is sad because like any girl, I LOVE THEM! I used to work at a little sandal shop on the beach in high school and the Nordrom’s shoe section has always been my second home. However, when you are a chef and a runner, cute shoes always seem to take second stage to Crocs and running shoes. I desperately needed a good pair of pumps for when I actually leave my cave and go be social with the boy and I was thrilled to find these for 70% off!

I have so much energy right now I am going to go tackle Level 2 of The Shred! I’ve already made the special dessert and it is in the fridge and Margaret and Bella are coming over at 4:30 to join us for Easter dinner.

See you for a recap tonight!

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  • JMB
    April 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    So jealous of your beach trip and I can’t wait to see the dessert! Happy Easter 🙂

  • Sharon
    April 12, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Hahaah, totally love it!

  • VeggieGirl
    April 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Incredible beach, smoothie, shoes… fabulous!! 🙂

  • Run Sarah
    April 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    The beach looks SO nice! I need to make smoothies to go more often.

  • Coco Knudson
    April 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    That beach looks so nice right now!!!! It was so sunny in Boston today, but sooooo cold!!! I need warm!
    yum smoothie!

  • Moran (The Running Addict)
    April 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    I am so jealous you were able to go to the beach!
    I love shoes too but I DEFINITELY know what you mean – working and running makes one prioritize!

  • Genesis
    April 12, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I LOVE YOUR SHOES! dont you just love a good shoe sale?! I’ve been on a smoothie frenzy lately too. Its pretty interesting that you put an avocado in your smoothie. I’ll have to try that one day.

  • Aimee
    April 12, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Smoothie looks great! I drink the green vibrance every morning and have been for the past couple of months and it’s AMAZING! I have a lot more energy and it’s cleared up my skin! I really recommend it, it’s a little pricey but worth it.

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks
    April 12, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I WANT to be a Florida girl!! Lucky girl!! Its raining here today.

    Love the pumps, girl! Hope you have a great rest of your day!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    April 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Cute shoes!! The ‘glam shoes’ were something that I was looking for for my wedding… except with a bit of a heal!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    April 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    … and white, obviously! not red hehe

  • Emily
    April 12, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Jenna ~
    Ever since I started reading your blog I have become more and more obsessed with visiting Florida! It looks amazing.
    Have a great day,

  • Shelby
    April 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Beautiful beach pictures, I’m jealous =)

    Mmm I’m drinking a HUGE green smoothie right now!

    FABULOUS shoes! Love the pumps, and what a steal!

  • Emily
    April 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Your shoes are extremely cute – definitely a good decision to buy! I’m jealous of your beach-filled holiday; looks great! 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    April 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    love the pictures, so cute!

  • Abbey
    April 12, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    cute shoes–and such a good deal! looks like you had a fantabulous easter, wish it were warm & sunny here too!!

  • Beth
    April 12, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Smoothie looks great and you’ve sold me since it gave you so much energy!!! Also with the way you look in that bikini 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.

  • sue
    April 12, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    what a great way to spend easter! and how cute are the shoes! love it!

  • K
    April 12, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Those are some HOT shoes! Any shoe sale would have sucked me in as well!!

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    April 12, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I love your new shoes!
    I’m definitely envious of your beautiful warm weather. I was rocking my winter coat again today. Brrrr.
    Enjoy the rest of your Easter Sunday, Jenna!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    April 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Ohhhmygosh you have got to be kidding me – the BEACH!! Sooo lucky! And to top if off w/ new shoes? What a great day!

  • Heather
    April 12, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I am so jealous that you spent the afternoon at the beach! I think it was about 46 degrees here in the Burgh 🙂

    Love the shoes!

  • Alison
    April 12, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Oh…those pictures are cruel Jenna! I so wish I was at the beach. Oh well, at least it didn’t snow here today.

  • Anais
    April 12, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I think next time I go to the store I’ll look for those powder things…if they give that much energy I don’t think anyone can say no to them!!

    And I LOVE the shoes you got!!! So nice!! 🙂

  • Jess
    April 13, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I had to stop wearing heels after I began training for marathons. I miss them sometimes, but I really like being comfortable as well.

  • Michelle Hisae
    April 13, 2009 at 10:48 am

    I am so jealous you were at the beach. Cute shoes, too! I have a hard time finding shoes that I think look good on me AND have a decent price. Good finds!