Behind The Butter

A Whirlwind

Well I bet you all wonder what in the HECK is going on over here in Cali!!!!!!!

Let me start by saying this has been the craziest day of my life! Seriously! Just all the anticipation, the nerves, the final knowing, the emotional exhaustion…… I am SO happy for Hardy, who was selected by Murphy-Goode today for the job because I know he is the absolute perfect person out there for the position. They seriously could not have picked a better fit for the job and I’m thrilled for him beyond belief. Am I disappointed? No. Why? Because right after the ceremony I was whisked away and presented with another very interesting opportunity to do social media for another Kendall-Jackson family wine that I think suits my personality even better–-Cambria.
I don’t really know even where to begin because I’m still in shock myself over everything. All I know is that tomorrow morning I will be flying down to Santa Barbara to tour the Cambria estate and vineyards and meet Denise, the winemaker. I fully believe that everything happens for a reason and Cambria is a much better fit for my personality than Murphy-Goode. Cambria wines have a much more “feminine touch” so to say and everything is really managed by Barbara, Jess Jackson’s wife, and their daughters. They make awesome Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier and Pinot Gris. The wines are named after the Jackson family daughters and I think there’s a ton of exciting potential there! I haven’t accepted a position as of yet but I was given the okay to blog about the possibility of working with them. Exciting stuff, right??! I couldn’t be more thrilled! From Santa Barbara I will be heading into LA and then flying back to Tampa probably on the red eye tomorrow night!
So all this news led to popping champagne with the whole Murphy-Goode crew after the ceremony and delighting in some delicious authentic cioppino with garlic bread! 😉
We had a BLAST and it was very cool to sit back and celebrate with the brains behind the whole creation of this campaign. A few others out of our group were also presented with job opportunities working with the Kendall-Jackson family and I just feel so thankful to be among them!

Right now I am emotionally decompressing myself in my new hotel room in Santa Rosa after a crazy few days. it feels SO GOOD to just relax…..! I think I’m going to relax here for the rest of the afternoon and go to bed super early so I can be ready for tomorrow: adventure number two!!!!!!!
See you for dinner…whatever that may be! Just got very munchy and was snackin’ on these delicious nuts from my suitcase!

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  • Nicole
    July 21, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    How exciting! Life is full of wonderful surprises!

  • Joy
    July 21, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Congrats Jenna! That is amazing, I hope you really enjoy yourself and can see yourself working with them! Have a safe trip and try to RELAX

  • eatlivetravelwrite
    July 21, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Oh Jenna I KNEW you would have been one of the ones offered another opportunity! Congrats and I hope it works out the way it is meant to (I believe that things happen for a reason….).

    Where would the job be based or is that classified until the details are sorted out?

    CONGRATS again!

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    July 21, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    HoLY COW! You are a lucky girl. Great to hear you’ll be making your way to my neck of the woods, if only for a short time. Be safe, have fun and try to catch a wink on that plane ride!

  • Shauna
    July 21, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve been on the edge of my seat about the job. I’m so glad to know you’ve gotten such a great opportunity. This is so exciting!

  • Amber
    July 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Congrats! I was pretty sure that you were one of the others that was offered a different opportunity when I read that press release.

  • Andrea
    July 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Jenna, congratulations on the Kendall-Jackson offer! You are right…everything does happen for a reason. I’m so happy for you!

    I’ve been keeping up with your blog for quite a while now (love it!), but have been pretty quiet…silent, actually. Anyway, I just wanted to wish you the best!

  • Dawn
    July 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve been wondering how it went, and I’m glad to hear that you have such a great opportunity coming out of this. I can’t wait to hear about it!

  • Jen
    July 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    OMG! Jenna, I knew they wouldn’t let you go! I also knew you’d be offered another opportunity! I’m psychic… or something, lol. That’s sooo fantastic, congrats!!

  • Kat
    July 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Congratulations Jenna!
    What a great opportunity for you – I live in Santa Barbara and can attest to the quality of Cambria Wines – looking forward to hearing more about your interview. Well done! Hope you get some rest tonight and don’t forget to have fun!

  • Sarah
    July 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Wow! Whirlwind is right! Congratulations on the other job offer, Jenna.

  • Katerina
    July 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read about it all. Maybe we should all celebrate with a glass of champagne? 😉

  • Jess
    July 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Congrats Jenna!

    I’m so glad to know that you have another opportunity and to know what’s going on! I was so concerned and just wanted to know how it went! I’m SO glad that you’re staying positive and have such a STRONG outlook on what’s ahead for you! 🙂

  • Rebekah
    July 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I am sooooo excited for you!

  • lauren
    July 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm


  • Amelia
    July 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Jenna, I’ve been reading your blog for several months now and have considered posting many times- when your bother passed away, when you struggled with your shin splints, when you were a finalist for the Murphy Goode job (I voted as many times as I could!), … but I knew with this post that I needed to finally comment. You are such an inspiration to me, and checking your blog is always one of my favorites times of the day. I won’t say that you’re lucky for receiving this offer, because it’s not luck, you have worked so very hard for this and are absolutely deserving of this wonderful opportunity. Congratulations!

  • jessinnyc
    July 21, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    That is FANTASTIC! I had a fealing something like that might be in the cards for you. What an amazing weekend!

  • Becca
    July 21, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Oooh congratulations! Can’t wait to hear about this new opportunity as well. Enjoy Santa Barbara!

  • Lori
    July 21, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Wow, Jenna. That is great news! We are so happy for you and your exciting news and possible job opportunities. Fantastic! Congrats! Can’t wait to hear more about the trip! And yes, things do happen for a reason. Some how everything also seems to workout in the end!!

  • Dawn
    July 21, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Congrats! It sounds like quite an exciting adventure. 🙂

  • Jen
    July 21, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Exciting times ahead- and YES everything happens for a reason. Good for you. Can’t wait to see what you decide!!

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    July 21, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    that is great jenna! i cant wait to hear about how it works out tomorrow!!!! 🙂

  • Margaret
    July 21, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I haven’t even finished reading the post but when I got to Santa Barbara had the immediate urge to comment. Santa Barbara is AWESOME! I am only slightly biased since I am a native. Its sad about not getting the MG job but I personally way prefer our local wines to the napa stuff and SB is great.. But congratulations. I am going to go read the rest of the post now.

  • LisaR
    July 21, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    That’s awesome! Congrats!!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    July 21, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Congrats! That’s great about the other job opportunity, if you stop in LA, I have tons of good restaurants for you to try here

  • Lindsay S.
    July 21, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I don’t know ifyou have ever been to Santa Barbara, but it is my absolute favorite city/town. I live in Orange County, but would move there in a second if I had a job there. My boyfriend went to UC Santa Barbara and I spent a lot of time there. So many good restaraunts too 🙂 You won’t be there long, but two of my favorites are Carlito’s and Ca’ Dario.

  • Meghann
    July 21, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    AHHHH JENNA!!! This is so exciting! Are you still going to the Rascal Flatts concert on Saturday?!?! If so I can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂

  • magicanderson
    July 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    A big congrats, Jenna!! Absolutely, things happen for a reason! Have fun tomorrow and can’t wait to hear what you decide!

  • Amanda
    July 21, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Congrats! 🙂

  • Kelly
    July 21, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Oh wow – that’s fantastic! Congratulations and enjoy your day tomorrow!

  • sherri
    July 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Congratulations!! I just knew something cool was in store for you. Barbara Banke is an amazing woman. Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir is so smooth and delicious.

  • Lizzy
    July 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Congrats! The opportunity sounds amazing, and it really seems like your happy which is most important!!! 🙂

  • Lauren
    July 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Even though I’m just a random reader of your blog, I have to admit I felt a bit sad earlier today when I saw you didn’t get any of the Murphy-Goode jobs. But now I’m really happy for you because it all worked out! Congrats!!!

  • Tracey
    July 21, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Oh Jenna! I am so happy and excited for you! Well done! You have been such an inspiration to me and I just feel you deserve the best that life has to offer. Congratulations!

  • Nat
    July 21, 2009 at 7:36 pm


  • Niki
    July 21, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    So excited for you!! I read in the press release that a few of the prospective employees were offered jobs, and I really hoped you were one of them! I hope you have a great time tomorrow!

  • FitFoodie
    July 21, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    WOW…what an amazing experience!! It’s something that you’ll remember forever. 🙂

  • MMiller
    July 21, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Congrats Jenna!!! So excited for you! Enjoy your time in CA! Can’t believe you are heading right back tomorrow! Take your time and enjoy it!

  • Matt
    July 21, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Wow congrats on the job offer! I hope it works out!

  • Heather
    July 21, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Good things happen to good people. You are certainly no exception to that rule! What an amazing opportunity! Will be thinking of you!

    Blessings to you!

  • Katherine
    July 21, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Wow that is fantastic!!! Congratulations girl you have worked so hard for this!

  • Heather
    July 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Jenna, that is amazing news! It’s funny how things work out, huh? Good things definitely happen to good people, you are so deserving. Have a great trip tomorrow!

  • Still Life in South America
    July 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    What a great twist to the story. On to another adventure!

    Hope tonight is a little more low key and you can have some time to think.

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    July 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    YAY!! Everything happens for a reason I guess! 🙂 So glad for you Jenna!

  • Dree
    July 21, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    CONGRATS Jenna! I LOVE your blog and I can’t wait to hear about this new adventure.

    If you don’t mind me asking, what are you and Ryan going to do if you move away??? I just wanted to know because I have been trying to manage a long distance relationship, so I wanted some insight.

    You deserve the VERY best!

    • jenna
      July 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm


      No moving. This is a job I can do at home in Tampa as far as I know…

  • Leahbug
    July 21, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Oh Jenna congratulations! I really hope the job is as great as it sounds – what a wonderful experience this all must be!

  • amethyst
    July 21, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    It does sound like it could be great for you, Jenna… So well deserved! Hope you relax well and enjoy every moment of your next adventure. Happy decision-making! Wonderful – so delighted for you! 😀

  • Stephanie
    July 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations!!! And, as a California girl, I MUCH prefer Cambria. This has been my FAVORITE town to visit in California for my entire life… Have fun, and I do hope you will be headed back soon!!!

  • Stephanie
    July 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations!!! Cambria is beautiful, and I love Santa Barbara, I want to move there someday. I think you would be a perfect fit for the wine co. and Santa Barbara.

  • Jenny
    July 21, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Wow, congratulations Jenna! You have already been through such and amazing process, and this new opportunity sounds amazing! I can’t wait to see where the next step of this journey takes you, I know you will keep us thoroughly updated 😉 Have a wonderful evening!

  • Maria
    July 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Oh my goodness how exciting Jenna! I’m so glad that you got this other opportunity!!! Yes, everything does happen for a reason. You get two adventures now instead of one 😉

    On another note, oh my gosh that cioppino looks so darn good! Love that stuff!!!

  • aron
    July 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    sooo exciting 🙂 congrats!!! the tasting room is in santa maria right? thats where I was born and grew up!! the area down there is AWESOME!!! good luck girl!

  • Loreejo
    July 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    the newer possibility sounds so incredible! it does sound tailor made for you. hope you can rest this evening. your work is over, now they just have to entice you! 🙂

  • Alicia
    July 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Congratulations Jenna!!

    That is so exciting 🙂 Good Luck on your trip tomorrow

  • Brynne
    July 21, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Congratulations Jenna! Everything happens for a reason!

  • Fattie Fatterton
    July 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Congratulations!! How exciting!!

  • Kristina
    July 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Have been following this wonderful experience, and am happy to hear about the Cambria possibility. Like others have said, Cambria is amazing and the Santa Barbara area is very much up-and-coming with tons of cool stuff to do, see, eat, experience.

  • Sarah
    July 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Jenna–I was so disappointed for you when I saw that you hadn’t been offered the position but it sounds like everything is working out for the best… amazing how things go! Congrats! And I am looking forward to your future updates!

  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings
    July 21, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Oh my goodness CONGRATS!!! You totally deserve the GREAT news!!!

  • elizabeth
    July 21, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    WOW. I’m trying hard not to be jealous, but I can’t help it! I AM!!!!! What an awesome, awesome opportunity!

  • elizabeth
    July 21, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Haha, I did mean to say “congratulations” after that. I guess the jealousy wouldn’t let it out. 😉

    Have fun on that private jet. PRIVATE JET!?!?!?!

  • Barbara
    July 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    One door closes and a beautiful door opens…tis meant to be girl. Embrace and enjoy! Kendall Jackson is HUGE and powerful…..should be an amazing adventure!

  • Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection)
    July 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I knew everything would end up turning out in your favor 🙂

  • Kathleen
    July 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I am so excited for you, Jenna! I was really disappointed when I saw you didn’t get the job but you are right-there was a bigger and better opportunity for you.

  • Kathleen
    July 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    And I had never heard of Murphy-Goode but I have definitely both heard of and bought Kendall Jackson wine-it’s delicious!

  • Nicole
    July 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Totally awesome! You must have really impressed them, to be given this opportunity!

  • Allie Katie
    July 21, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Girl you are LUCKY! Well not lucky because you clearly deserve it, but you know what I mean. CONGRATS–I can’t wait to hear all the details!!

  • Victoria
    July 21, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Sounds like such a crazy and exciting few days!

  • MarathonVal
    July 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Congrats Jenna! So you will be in Santa Barbara not Cambria, CA? Cambria is such a cute little town! 🙂

  • Paige
    July 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm


  • Ali
    July 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Congrats Jenna! What exciting news! You deserve it girl!!

  • Rachel
    July 21, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Wow, Jenna, that is fantastic! Congrats and good luck over the next few days!

  • Jody
    July 21, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    WOW!! Congrats. Make sure you take some pictures on the jet!!

  • Simone
    July 21, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Holy cr*p! Congrats girl, you so deserve this opportunity!

  • Rachel
    July 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Oh that makes me so happy! Totally right – everything happens for a reason and I hope that Santa Rosa works out for you!

  • Aimee
    July 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Great news!

  • Rebecca
    July 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Congratulations! I agree, everything does happen for a reason. I’m so glad you have this awesome opportunity! It’s going to be so great for you!! Be sure to blog about the PRIVATE JET!

  • katie s
    July 21, 2009 at 8:19 pm


  • Nicole
    July 21, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Wow, Jenna!! That is so fabulous! You deserve it. Way to go!

  • K
    July 21, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Oh my gosh! Congratulations!! That’s so exciting – I’m so happy for you 🙂

  • amber
    July 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    So exciting! I can’t wait to hear if you accept! Congrats

  • Kathleen
    July 21, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I knew it!!! You are too good a catch for them to let you slip away. Santa Barbara is the most gorgeous place on earth. I cannot believe you have so many exciting experiences and opportunities at such a young age. Congratulations.

  • Cassie
    July 21, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    AHHHH CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! Lucky you! Well good luck tomorrow girly…get some rest!

  • Little Black Dress
    July 21, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Yes, yes yes. You are the shiz. You did it! I knew God was looking out for you. Even if you don’t accept the job, it’s just like my email said- you are grabbing life but its reigns and living to the fullest, which is exactly what you n eed! I am so proud of and happy for you. You are the shiz, and I am sending lots of love your way! Enjoy tomorrow!

    xoxoxoxo Anna

  • Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness)
    July 21, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    It seems a little weird to be so happy for someone I don’t really “know” but I’ve been following your blog for a while now and can honestly say that I am THRILLED for you! 😀 Your willingness to follow your heart is truly inspiring! I’m so glad to see good things happening for you after what I’m sure has been a tough past few months. Congrats on the entire experience! And congrats to Hardy as well!

  • Dana
    July 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Congrats! I think your attitude is so right! This interview and experience was just another door opening to another great opportunity! I love your positive outlook! Good luck!

  • Shelby
    July 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Hey Jenna
    Congrats on potential job(if you accept that is!)
    I read that the Murphy Goode job paid $60,000 for 6 months-wow!
    I am wondering if this other job is lucrative as well?(just in general….not asking specifics!!!)
    Wjat the heck is social media anyways?Is it getting paid to blog about stuff?Would you set up a seperate website or do the ad stuff on here?
    Anyways,sorry to babble…this modern computer job stuff is so interesting sounding,and I am soimpressed people can make a career out of it(no wonder with your excellent writing skills 🙂
    Best wishes if you turn it down if it’s not right for you or if you take it.Hope it pays off all the school loans!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    July 21, 2009 at 8:39 pm


  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    July 21, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations! Things do have a way of working out! 🙂

  • Ryan Kitchell
    July 21, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Contrats Jenna…that sounds like a fantastic opportunity…I’m so proud of you! Enjoy California!!!

  • Nekeisha
    July 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    When God closes a door, He opens a window. Congrats on your window.

  • Susan
    July 21, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    AHH! Congrats!!!! I read the press release earlier and KNEW you were one of the people who got another job offer. You deserve it Jenna 😀

  • Steph
    July 21, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    congrats JENNA!!! that is sooo exciting! you totally deserve it.

  • Danielle C.
    July 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Holee crap! Congratulations, and I am right there with you that everything happens for a reason. 🙂

  • Eve
    July 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Congrats!! That sounds like an amazing opportunity. Things always happen for a reason 🙂

  • Deirdre
    July 21, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Congrats on the Cambria opportunity! Can’t wait to read all about it. It will be my mental vacation from my windowless office!

  • crystal
    July 21, 2009 at 8:52 pm


  • kate
    July 21, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I adore your blog and your joyful personality. A visit to your site makes me happy every day!
    I wanted to tell you that I live less that 10 miles from Cambria and it is so beautiful here! Life is slow, but the air is clean, the cool winds blow in off the Pacific and the wine is pure yum!
    You mentioned that you will most likely work from Tampa, but hopefully you can spend some time here.
    Congratulations! You deserve a great job like this.
    All the best,

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    July 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Congrats, Jenna!

  • Andrea
    July 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Yay Jenna! I actually have a bottle of Cambria Pinot Noir Julia’s Vineyard in my pantry. What a fitting time to crack it open and celebrate for you! 🙂

  • Runeatrepeat
    July 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    God has a plan for you, I think it’s cool that everything worked out the way it’s supposed to 🙂

  • Rebeca
    July 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    OMG… when I heard that Hardy one, I was ready to write… J, God will give you an even better opportunity, I just know it in my heart… he just beat me to it!



  • Rebeca
    July 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm


    excitement makes me lose my skills lol

  • Amanda
    July 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Hooray!! Congrats on the great offer, and have a fun day tomorrow!

  • Angelea (Cabin Fever Feast)
    July 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Happy Dance! Happy Dance! ENJOY it, Jenna!

  • KatieMoo
    July 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Wow. Congrats, Jenna!

  • Bree
    July 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Wow, Jenna! Congrats, this is an awesome opportunity! I have been reading your blog since nearly the beginning and it’s amazing to see how far you have come… I think you are such an inspiration to young women! Enjoy the day tomorrow.

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    July 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Congratulations, and have an AMAZING time together! Can’t wait to hear all about your adventure!

  • Michelle Hisae
    July 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    HOLY CRAP, CONGRATS!!! That is such an amazing opportunity. Santa Barbara is a sparkling gem. Now you get wine AND the beach! Well, if you do take the job. 🙂 I hope all goes well tomorrow – everything does work out!

  • Kait
    July 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Congrats Jenna! What an amazing opportunity!

  • lena
    July 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Congrats! way to go Jenna! 🙂

  • Justy2003
    July 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    So awesome about another opportunity! Congrats on the potential job! I look forward to hearing more about it!

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    July 21, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Wow, I’m officially SO jealous of you!!! No, very happy 🙂 Congratulations!

  • Sheri
    July 21, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    WOW Jenna CONGRATULATION! I just knew that something spectaular was going to be presented to you! I can’t wait to here about the next leg of your adventures! Stay safe and have a amazing time!

  • Rebecca
    July 21, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I have been reading your blog for a while now and love it. i never comment but I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!! You truly deserve this opportunity and I am so very very happy for you!

  • Brie
    July 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Congratulations, Jenna! This sounds like an awesome opportunity for you and I’m excited to read about all your adventures in wine country if this pans out.

    I also wanted to thank you for being such an inspiration. I’m at a point in my life where I could pursue a career that I’m qualified for and people expect of me, but I recently realized that I don’t think I’d be happy doing it. I’m going to pursue a different avenue that I think will bring me more joy and balance in my life, and reading about your decision to leave your job (and all the wonderful things that have resulted from it) has really helped me to see that things will be okay. 🙂

  • claudia
    July 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Oh yay!! I’m so so happy for you! Congratulations!!!

  • kelly
    July 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Congratulations! What a fantastic opportunity!

  • Meg
    July 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Congratulations! That is amazing news and you totally deserve it! 🙂

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    July 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Everything happens for a reason – this is proof positive of that. CONGRATULATIONS Jenna!!!!! Santa Barbara is one of the most incredible places on earth!

  • Allie
    July 21, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    fabulous! a world of congrats.

  • Kim
    July 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    How exciting for you, Jenna! I can’t wait to hear all about your day tomorrow! Good luck!


  • Jeni
    July 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Congrats! One door opens…

  • Jeni
    July 21, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Oops. Should’ve gotten that right. What I meant was…
    “One door closes…(you know the rest)”

  • Jess
    July 21, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Congratulations on the awesome opportunity! That’s so great how things work out like that 🙂
    <3 jess

  • Natasha
    July 21, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Congrats, Jenna! I’m looking forward to seeing where this adventure will take you. Santa Barbara?! I think that might be an even better assignment than Sonoma, if that’s possible. Amazing…Keep us posted.

  • Lina
    July 21, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations! The opportunities you have created for yourself by being so open and accepting of life is really phenomenal. Everyday I struggle to just spread my wings, and follow where the wind blows, but it’s scary going into the unknown. Your experiences sound so rich and exciting and I wish you the best of luck! California is a magical place to me and I hope you love it!
    I’ve been reading your blog for a year, and didn’t realize how caught up I was until today when I was sitting around anxiously awaiting the results! =0P Best of everything!

  • Lizzie
    July 21, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Wow!!! Fantastic opportunity!! You are absolutely right . . something was out there that was better for you. There is this song I like called Start of Something by Scott Simons – not sure if the lyrics fit your situation, but it just popped into my head while I was typing this. Congrats Jenna – you absolutely deserve it!!

  • Sonia
    July 21, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    aww jenna im sorry about the murphy goode job 🙁 but it’s fantastic that you got another opportunity! 😀 Maybe it was all just a blessing in disguise 😉

  • Adi (
    July 21, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Yippeeeee! Enjoy the next adventure!

  • Alyssa
    July 21, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Congrats!!!!!!! I knew something would come out of it for you, even if you didn’t get the Murphy gig 🙂 It is so great that this is a perfect fit!!

  • Bev
    July 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Things happen fora reason. Congratulations !

  • shanon
    July 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    So very happy for you! Let us know more details about where you will be working from. I love the way you don’t settle for less than you deserve and how you follow your heart and dreams.

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    July 21, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    AHHH!!! Oh my goodness! CONGRATS! You are so getting this Cambria thing. I’ve just caught up on your weekend, and it’s been juicier than reality TV. Love it!

  • Kelly
    July 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    CONGRATS on the job opportunity! That is so amazing!

  • Danielle J.
    July 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    That is so exciting! The new possible position does sound like a better fit, hello girlie stuff! So many exciting opportunities and experiences for you. You rock!

  • Ashley
    July 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Jenna – so excited for you and this opportunity that has presented itself!!!

  • Annie D.
    July 21, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    OMG YAY!! I am a TRUE believer that everything does happen for a reason!!! The whole reason that I work in the job I do right now was to compete in a biggest loser competition we had at work, lose 20 lbs., and become the health nut that I am today. Good luck!!!

  • Kelly
    July 21, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Oh Jenna, as a regular follower of your blog, I was a nervous wreck today waiting for the news. 🙂 I am SO excited for this new adventure and can’t think of anyone more deserving!

  • Ruby Red Vegan
    July 21, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I am so happy for you! The Cambria opportunity sounds wonderful for you 🙂

  • caitlin
    July 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    AHH i am soo happy for you! i was so disappointed that you didnt get the murphy goode job but to read that you are going to cambria tomorrow – ohmigod. kristien and i are just thrilled for you!

  • Hangry Pants
    July 21, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Jenna, that is amazing! Honestly, between this post and your next post I am shedding a tear over here. Good luck. Sending you the happiest thoughts.

  • Lindsay
    July 22, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Jenna, I am from Marin county (near napa/sonoma) and I now live in Santa Barbara. Honestly, it is a beautiful place and you will love it! Have fun!

  • Jenna
    July 22, 2009 at 8:12 am

    no one deserves this more than you!! 🙂 I’m so happy for you girl!!

  • Julie
    July 22, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Congrats Jenna! Amazing!

  • Whitney
    July 22, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Congratulations Jenna! That is so amazing! God works in funny ways!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 22, 2009 at 9:33 am

    when one door closes another opens — sometimes a BETTER ONE!

    so happy and excited for you, girl! 😉

  • Robin
    July 22, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations Jenna! That is fabulous. I don’t have blog but have been following yours for awhile (although I don’t generally comment). I just want to say that you are an amazing woman-strong, motivated, smart and passionate. I’m thrilled that you got that job offer from Cambria and I can’t wait to see where this takes you in life!

  • Jean Mitchell
    July 22, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Congratulations Jenna! We’ve all been rooting for you!!!! So happy this Cambria opprotunity presented itself!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 22, 2009 at 10:16 am

    WOW!!! That’s so exciting Jenna! I totally agree that this sounds like a much better fit for you. Congrats and have fun! 🙂

  • Jen Papaya
    July 22, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    SO happy to hear you were one of the others offered positions at another winery!! Saw that on the Murphy-Goode page yesterday but so bummed they didn’t say who..

    I told my whole family about your story when they saw me frowning at my computer screen when I saw you didn’t win…they all wish you GOOD LUCK on all your endeavors!

  • britt
    July 22, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    i know i’m a little late with this but congratulations! i am so happy for you. i have been keeping my husband up to date on your story this whole time and we both think this is so amazing. oh, and that cioppino looks absolutely delicious.

  • Brittany
    July 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I know I am late on this but congrats! Like you said, one door closes and another opens- I can’t wait to see if you take the job position. It sounds amazing!