Brunettes Have More Fun?

Warning: what you see below may severely shock you!!!!!

Photo on 2010-02-14 at 18.48
Bye, bye blonde.

Photo on 2010-02-06 at 17.00
Hello, brunette

Photo on 2010-02-14 at 18.48 #3

Photo on 2010-02-14 at 17.48
Changing your hair color is FUN! This is actually the third time in my life I’ve gone dark. The first time I was 17, then I was 19 and now…24. It’s been too long. Brunettes have fun, too. 😉 And, no, I didn’t do this myself. I’ve dyed my hair dark out of a box before and it didn’t end up so well so this time I went to a salon. Four hours later and I’m a new woman.
That was a fun Valentine’s Day activity. I think my date will be a wee bit shocked when he comes to pick me up in 30 minutes and doesn’t recognize me. No big deal…its only hair!
Other Valentine Day activities included going to Barnes and Noble and reading a new book all morning while drinking my new favorite sbucks drink—a grande earl gray tea with a shot of sugar syrup and a splash of soymilk:


And then I had a hummus bagel for lunch!


I FINALLY found a dang bagel place out here and this was my first bagel since moving out West. I mean come on, do people in California not eat carbs or something??! Can I get a Panera??! WHile my hairs were being dyed I also ate an odwalla bar…sorry no photo…I had two girls with their hands in my hair and it would have just been awkward.ry
For dinner we are going to Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg in an hour. I’ve never been before even though its like three blocks from my house so I’m pretty excited!

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  • Abby
    February 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    The hair looks SO good. Really brings out your eyes. From one brunette to another — it is WAY more fun!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    February 14, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Very cute dark! Your eyes are sparkling. 🙂

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad
    February 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Loving your hair! The dark color makes your eyes pop. Brunettes do have more fun!

  • Sana
    February 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    AHHH! You look great!

  • Lizzy
    February 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    OMG i love your hair! soooo beautiful! 🙂 brunettes do have more fun! 🙂 hehe

  • *Andrea*
    February 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    as a brunette myself i can certainly vouch for us having fun 😉
    you look SO PRETTY!!!! love the color. change is fun!

  • Gina G
    February 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    love it jenna! looks amazing!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    February 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    GORGEOUS! You look so lovely 🙂

  • Jamie
    February 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    JENNA! you look SO different! but still super beautiful of course! have a great time at dinner with your date.. i hope we can one day “meet” this gent 😉

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    February 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Wow!! What a change! You look gorgeous either way but totally different!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    February 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I’ve never dyed my hair, and I’m envious of people that can pull of multiple looks – including you. Hope you have a delicious V.Day date =)

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    February 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    i’m obvi partial to brunettes! glad to have you on the ‘dark side’

    you look stunning!

  • Tara
    February 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Brunette’s DO have more fun! That bagel sandwich looks amazing!

  • Christina
    February 14, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Wow! You look so different with just a hair colour change but it looks really awesome!!

  • Lauren
    February 14, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I must say I always thought you had such beautiful blonde hair, and I’m partial to it, but dang, going brunette really made your eyes pop! It’s stunning!

  • Lauren
    February 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Just to clarify: I meant I am partial to blonde hair in general, I didn’t mean I didn’t like your new hair!

  • April
    February 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    LOVE the new hair color – very cute! Hope you and your Valentine had a great dinner!

  • eef
    February 14, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Wow! I love the darker hair! I’m a blond and I dye my hair darker. Brunettes are just cooler.

  • joan
    February 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I LOVE your new look!

  • Kristie
    February 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Yay for brunettes – and more importantly for spontaneous hair color changes. Something about them just makes you feel so good, right?

  • Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life
    February 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    wow, i totally didn’t recognize you!!! way to go, changing things up! 🙂 have fun on your valentine’s dinner date!

  • Sammi
    February 14, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    you look gorgeous! happy valentine’s day!

  • EatPlayNLove
    February 14, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    LOVE the hair! Brunettes definitely have more fun 😛

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat)
    February 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Oh my gosh I love it! I didn’t even recognize you at first! about a year ago I dyed my hair from platinum blonde to dark brown and I don’t think I will ever go back!

  • Macrae
    February 14, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Did you do something to your eyebrows too?

  • Ally (Exercise and Pies)
    February 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I LOVE your hair!! I took the dark plunge once when I was 18 and dyed in back after a month… i missed my blondeness far too much

    have a GREAT vday! you look awesome!

  • Karen
    February 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    looks really natural and matches your eyebrows quite well. Now you can have fun playing with all the colors that go with being a brunette.

  • ida
    February 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    you look great! i can’t wait to hear about your date’s reaction. I’m sure he’ll love it. hope you have a great evening.

  • Jil
    February 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    It looks beautiful!! It makes your eyes pop!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    February 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Ahhh you look so perty!!! I always wish I had naturally light hair so I could ‘go dark.’

  • Andrea
    February 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I love it!! You look gorgeous!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  • Megan
    February 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Love your hair – at first I didn’t recognize you. This red hair is never getting dyed until it is completely gray. Yes, I’m scared, but red is rare!

  • Sarah
    February 14, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Jenna your hair looks great, it makes your eyes sparkle! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Mrs.CJ
    February 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Love the hair!


  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    You look great as a brunette! I just did the same thing 2 weeks ago, and I gotta say, I’m liking it!! Enjoy!

  • Carly
    February 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Jenna, you look amazing, as always, but then again, I’m a bit biased. Have a blast tonight, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Marissa
    February 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Jenna you look so great as a brunette! Love it!

  • Grace
    February 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I go to school in Berkeley but I’m from LA. There ARE Paneras in California! And we have lots of other bagel places, too! I’ve seen quite a few NOAH’S BAGELS in the Bay Area (one of them right next to my school) and also some Paneras 🙂 Mm bagels :D*

  • Claire
    February 14, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Love it! It’s scary to change your hair color, but you look great as a brunette!

  • Jessica
    February 14, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I hope you had a great date and your hair looks lovely. I love the blonde and brunette photos back to back to see the difference! Cute pink scarf too. : )

  • Ella
    February 14, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Love the new look! Totally suits you. May I ask – what is your natural color?

  • Karissa
    February 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I love the brunette look! It just fits!

  • Lee
    February 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Your hair looks great!

  • Ariffa
    February 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    WOW you loook fantastic

  • Emilyeatsclean
    February 14, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    That bagel looks amazing!!!!!! YUM! And you can totally rock the brunette hair! 🙂


  • Run Sarah
    February 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I loveee the change! It brings out your bright blue eyes!

  • Shannon
    February 14, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Looks beautiful!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    February 14, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Didn’t recognize you at first. But you look great! And I’m sure your date enjoyed it too.

  • julie p
    February 14, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I love changing my hair color. It can be so liberating. It looks great on you

  • MJ [DubaiDossier]
    February 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    It looks great! I have also made the box mistake. My hair was dark brown for about 48 hours before the blonde seeped through. 2 weeks later back to blondie.
    Happy Valentine’s!

  • Stef
    February 14, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    yes we do have more fun, LOVE the new hair color, looks great on ya! not many people can pull of both blonde and brunette but you’re one of them. hey, us californians do eat carbs! noah’s bagels are where it’s at 🙂

  • Mindy
    February 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    When I came to your blog and saw that first picture, my first reaction was, who’s that? And then, WOW!!! You look amazing, and I agree the dark brown brings out your light eyes–gorgeous! 🙂 happy valentine’s day!

  • AshleyH
    February 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    wow looks great. It’s probably nice for a change I love messing with my hair. I have chopped alot of my hair off a couple of times in my life and people were shocked but it was so fun.

    Oh by the way I made your enchiladas for my boyfriend and I tonight they were amazing we both LOVED them! Thanks for the great recipe I cant wait to buy your cookbook!!

  • John
    February 14, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Got to agree with everyone else but I must admit it took a few minutes to get use to the new you.

  • Amanda
    February 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    So glad you came to the dark side! You make an awesome brunette!

  • Ellie
    February 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    GORGEOUS hair!! I love it. One thing I noticed was that I think the dark hair makes you look a bit like actress Evan Rachel Woods . . . but I could be hallucinating. 😉 I love dying my hair, even though I swim and between the chlorine and the dying my hair’s pretty destroyed.

  • Jolene (
    February 14, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Oh wow!! I didn’t even recognize you!!! I love it!!

  • Ashley
    February 14, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    The new color looks great on you!! Really makes your eyes pop.

  • Tamizn
    February 15, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Yay! They definitely do, love it you look gorgeous! x x

  • Freya @
    February 15, 2010 at 12:07 am

    :O wow you’re hair looks beautiful!! You’re so brave to change it! And inspiring, it makes me want to change mine now, from blonde to brunnette…hmm 😛

  • Aisha
    February 15, 2010 at 12:08 am

    OMG your hair looks amazing, it suits you so well.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 15, 2010 at 12:44 am

    LOVE the dark hair! I have been dieing to do this for the longest time and haen’t been courageous enough! Mostly because I don’t want to mess up my natural color…I’m scared all never get it back!

    Maybe I’ll be brave enough now…!!! Looks great on you!

  • La
    February 15, 2010 at 12:47 am

    OMG!! what a change! you look *awesome* … welcome to the dark side

  • nic
    February 15, 2010 at 1:01 am

    WOW!!!! You look just stunning!!!
    This suits you perfect!! Hope you had a great evening!!
    Can’t wait to read all about it!!
    Have a good morning (once you’re up ;D)!

  • Rachel
    February 15, 2010 at 1:44 am

    So beautiful!
    Did your date feel like he was secretly going out with a different girl? 😉

  • Becky
    February 15, 2010 at 2:23 am

    The new look definitely works! Hair is such a fun thing to change up – keep rockin’ it!

  • jessie
    February 15, 2010 at 2:28 am

    I just did the same exact thing a few weeks ago…almost exactly the same color! my 6 month old didn’t know who i was at first! but she’s ok with it now and i am loving it:) feels good to change things up.

  • Rachel (Suburban Yogini)
    February 15, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Well that hair really suits you! And from one brunnette to another – we TOTALLY have more fun!

  • Judy
    February 15, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Love the new color! I think it totally makes your eyes pop. I’m a natural brunette, and always wished I had blue eyes (wore colored contacts for a while).

  • Jennie {in Wonderland}
    February 15, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Your hair looks amazing! I love going brunette… it’s so much fun.
    Have an awesome time on your date 🙂

  • christie, honoring health
    February 15, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Your hair looks totally awesome!! Your eyes and face just really shine through!

    Have fun as a brunette! (p.s. we have fun, too :D)

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    February 15, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Jenna, you really know how to shock your readership! 😀

    You are beautiful both as a blonde and brunette. Hope you had an enjoyable Valentine’s Day dinner.

  • Alanna
    February 15, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Your hair looks SO SO good! Your eyes just pop! Beautiful 🙂

  • Nicole
    February 15, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Wow, hair looks great but I didn’t even recognize you!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    February 15, 2010 at 4:24 am

    I love the brunette look, though I’m biased since my hair is naturally dark. The new color really brings out your eyes!

    Have a wonderful dinner! Looking forward to the review.

  • Nicole
    February 15, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Wow!!! Brown hair really suits you! It looks great!

  • Melinda
    February 15, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Wow, you look even more gorgeous as a brunette! I love the new hair color! 😀

    I’m a brunette and always have TONS of fun- you will too 😉

    Have at great time at dinner!

  • M.
    February 15, 2010 at 4:29 am

    I LOVE how much this has and will surprise everyone.It is so funny how a hair colour change can make everyone do a doubletake!Exciting to shake things up and “shock” people.

    You look stunning as a brunette,blonde(and I bet as a redhead too…or in the distance a greyhead!)

    It is funny how we categorize you in some ways as a “sunny blonde” in Florida/Cali etc. Now you look like you could be a fashion funkster in NY or London.

    Very daring,very cool and LOVE that is lets us all know we DON’T know everything about you…and never will/should!

    Vive la daring Jenna!! Tres belle!

    PS I know it’s only hair colour,but I predict people will be shocked 😉

  • M.
    February 15, 2010 at 4:31 am

    PS May I ask what your natural hair colour is (I knwo blondes go darker in adulthood and often highlight/dye to keep their childhood blonde)?

  • VeggieGirl
    February 15, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Delurking to say I LOVE MY NEWLY BRUNETTE FRIEND!!! 😀

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    February 15, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Wow, I didn’t even recognize that as you in the first picture. You’ll look good no matter what you do, even with green hair;)

  • Tina
    February 15, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I really like it! It really brings out the color of your eyes. So pretty! How did the date take it? 😉

  • Morgan
    February 15, 2010 at 4:55 am

    LOVE IT! It makes your eyes look amazing! You look beautiful, and I’m sure your date’s jaw dropped when he saw you!

  • amanda
    February 15, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Wow you look so different!! I like it but I prefer you blonde…us blondes have to stick together ya know! lol

  • Danielle
    February 15, 2010 at 5:00 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!!!! Brunette power!!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit
    February 15, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Fabulous! Your eyes look incredible. 🙂

    I went from blonde to brunette about 2 years ago- it was so much fun!!!

  • dragonfly180
    February 15, 2010 at 5:19 am

    love the hair color! and yes, we brunettes do have lots of fun! hope you had a nice Valentine’s dinner.

  • theemptynutjar
    February 15, 2010 at 5:21 am

    you are gorgeous blond or brunnette
    i think black would be great as well
    carbs yes — bagels yes 🙂
    refreshing …love your site….tired of seeing the anti-carb blogs 🙁
    that book looks fun

  • Abby
    February 15, 2010 at 5:28 am

    I love your hair!!! Really brings out your eyes 🙂

  • Michelle
    February 15, 2010 at 5:29 am

    you look like you…but you don’t. I think it looks fabo.

  • islandgirleats
    February 15, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Wow! I really like your new hair color. You have such a pretty face that you could pull off any color!

    I have heard that people from California don’t eat carbs. Perhaps it actually is true?!! I can’t imagine going a day without carbs. Yikes!!!

  • Casey
    February 15, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Love the hair, looks very natural.

  • angela
    February 15, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Jenna, I LOVE the new hair color!!! I myself am a blonde and every fall I can’t resist going dark… there is something about brown hair and blue eyes that looks amazing!
    Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!

  • Pure2Raw Twins
    February 15, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Love the hair!! You look adorable as a brunette! And yes we do have more fun 🙂

  • Cat
    February 15, 2010 at 5:50 am

    OMG! Love the new hair! It really does look amazing.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    February 15, 2010 at 5:53 am

    I LOVE your new hair!! You look completely different! Not many people can pull off both blonde and brunette and make them both look good 😉 Have fun on your dinner date!

  • Nicole (dishin')
    February 15, 2010 at 5:53 am

    What a fun change!! I didn’t realize that it was you at first. I think your blue eyes pop more with the dark hair.

  • Sarah D.
    February 15, 2010 at 5:54 am

    I love the new hair color, your eyes look fantastic! Great choice!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    February 15, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Brunettes DEFINITELY have more fun 🙂 Love it!

  • Marina
    February 15, 2010 at 5:56 am

    I love your new hair! I mean, you look beautiful as a blond, but as a brunnete too!

  • Jessie
    February 15, 2010 at 6:02 am

    I love the new hair color. It looks so good on you.

  • Anna
    February 15, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Welcome back to ze dark side!

  • Katie S
    February 15, 2010 at 6:13 am

    LOVE the hair Jenna! And tell us how that book is, I was looking at reading that next!!!!

  • Katie S
    February 15, 2010 at 6:13 am

    LOVE the hair Jenna! And tell us how that book is, I was looking at reading that next!!!!

  • Katie S
    February 15, 2010 at 6:13 am

    LOVE the hair Jenna! And tell us how that book is, I was looking at reading that next!!!!

  • Katie S
    February 15, 2010 at 6:13 am

    LOVE the hair Jenna! And tell us how that book is, I was looking at reading that next!!!!

  • Amy
    February 15, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Totally suits you! Makes your eyes pop, and your skin looks like porcelin!

  • Amy
    February 15, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Totally suits you! Makes your eyes pop, and your skin looks like porcelin!

  • Alison
    February 15, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Your hair looks lovely and it makes your eyes really stand out. Welcome to the dark side!

  • lauren (athlEAT)
    February 15, 2010 at 6:19 am

    you look great as a brunette! And yes – us brunettes have more fun. 😉

  • Dad
    February 15, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Who Dat??

  • Dad
    February 15, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Who Dat??

  • eatmovelove
    February 15, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Wow! What a change! I love it both ways 🙂 Lucky gal – you look good no matter what 😉
    And change is GOOD. It’s like being a new person, or living a different life for awhile.
    Jealous of reading @ B&N…I would just totally get a job there if I didn’t have 100,000$ debt of student loans….oye :(…
    well, actually no B and N in Canada (that I know of?) – Chapters then…

  • Lauren
    February 15, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Your hair looks beautiful! I recently just went from blonde to auburn–first time seriously dying my hair, ever!–and I’m having so much fun!

  • Gwen
    February 15, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Jenna! It looks so hot! The first picture didn’t look like you at all! That is totally fun! I hope you enjoy rocking the dark hair again! Hope your date liked it too! 😉

  • Diane
    February 15, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Jenna – love the hair – looks great.

  • Kathleen
    February 15, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Wow, your new hair is amazing! I love the dark color…it makes your eyes pop!

  • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
    February 15, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I love it!!! Totally brings out your eyes!

    I love changing my hair. I have an entire page on my blog devoted to my different hair styles/colors. 🙂

  • dawn
    February 15, 2010 at 6:34 am

    You look so different with dark hair – I didn’t even recognize you at first!! Of course, the picture with the big smile looks just like you. 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Carolyn
    February 15, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Looks great!!

  • skinnyrunner
    February 15, 2010 at 6:42 am

    wow! you can rock both colors definitely. i think the darker makes you look more mature. and a little sultry 🙂

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    February 15, 2010 at 6:51 am

    LOVE IT! You look amazing, girl!

  • Coco
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  • marisa (vinyasa mama)
    February 15, 2010 at 6:55 am

    oooooh, girl! looks GREAT!

    Now you’re simply going to have to buy some new clothes to go with the new hair!!!! hehe 🙂

  • Andrea
    February 15, 2010 at 6:55 am

    YAY! You’ll love being a brunette!! Beautiful!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    February 15, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Omg! I was in shock, as in jaw-dropped on the floor. It looks great! I dyed my hair dark my senior year of high school and lasted for about a year. It’s fun and as a blond hair/blue eyed girl it makes our eyes pop! My sister still tries to convince me to go back, maybe one day. 🙂 Looks awesome, and I can’t wait to hear about your dates reaction!

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    February 15, 2010 at 7:03 am

    I go back and forth from blonde to brunette all the time. It’s fun!! Your hair looks great!

  • Carrie @ I See Monsters
    February 15, 2010 at 7:08 am

    You look fabulous! That’s really the perfect brown color for you, your colorist did a great job. I always have toyed with the idea of going darker but I’m too scared. Ha.

  • Ally
    February 15, 2010 at 7:08 am

    ahhhh so exciting!! You look GREAT!! Well, you always looks beautiful but the brunette color really brings out your eyes. Sooo pretty 🙂

  • kerry
    February 15, 2010 at 7:10 am

    L-O-V-E it!! 🙂

  • Tiffany
    February 15, 2010 at 7:11 am

    LOVE the dark hair! My hair is naturally brunette and I still pay $$$ to dye it darker =P

    haha, and seriously? I LAUGH everytime you feel like CA doesn’t have something. Spend a week in SF, LA or SD and you’ll be surrounded by carby places like Panera. Wine Country isn’t always the best representation (but it is an awesome one of course) of the culinary diversity CA has to offer!

    P.S. the book looks awesome. Let us know if you like, so I can put it on my ever-growing “to read” list!

  • Casey
    February 15, 2010 at 7:17 am

    The new color is gorgeous! The shade really flatters your skin tone and makes your eyes pop! Kudos on having the bravery to change your hair color (I don’t)! 🙂

  • Michelle(Snacks&Field)
    February 15, 2010 at 7:24 am

    That’s soo weird, I’m usually blonde as well, but dyed my hair brown when I was 17 and 19 as well- I guess the next time I do it will be when I’m 24!!! Either way your hair looks great, I really like it!

    happy monday:)

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    February 15, 2010 at 7:24 am

    That brown hair really makes your eyes POP!! It looks great and I’m sure your date LOVED it!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    February 15, 2010 at 7:24 am

    That brown hair really makes your eyes POP!! It looks great and I’m sure your date LOVED it!

  • ShutupandRun
    February 15, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Always fun to have a change. Love it!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    February 15, 2010 at 7:29 am

    your hair looks great! that’s so cool that you can pull of both blond and brunette…i have tried so many times and it just doesn’t work for me. hope you had a great date!

  • Gabriela
    February 15, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Wow! You look AMAZING!
    Seriously! Brunettes DO have fun, haha.
    Loved you V-day celebration 😉
    Have a great Monday,

  • lindsay
    February 15, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Gorgeous! Love the dark hair Jenna! Makes your eyes pop like crazy 🙂

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin
    February 15, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I love the new hair color! So pretty!

    I live in Southern CA, and we have a serious bagel-shortage, too! It’s so weird! Doughnuts out the wazoo here, but no bagels?! Weird. 😉

  • Melanie
    February 15, 2010 at 7:38 am

    WOW! LOVE the hair! Goregous!!!

  • Tricia
    February 15, 2010 at 7:41 am

    AWESOME! You look fantastic as a brunette!
    I know a million people have already said this, but it REALLY brings out your baby blues!
    Definitely keep it!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    February 15, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Love your Dad’s ‘Who Dat?’ That’s something my Dad used to say to be funny. Either color looks terrific.

  • Lauren
    February 15, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I like the hair! So random, I also got my hair colored in Tampa yesterday at an Aveda salon and I was also wating an Odwalla bar. The Banana Nut flavor. 🙂

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place
    February 15, 2010 at 7:52 am

    omg i love it! I think brown hair looks gorgeous on you! keep it for a while

  • Emmanuelle
    February 15, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I love the hair, it really brings your eyes out!

  • megan
    February 15, 2010 at 7:54 am

    i’m loving you as a brunette!! very pretty jenna! 🙂

  • Cat
    February 15, 2010 at 7:58 am

    LOVE the new hair color! I love dying my hair dark because it makes it look shiny and healthy vs. how dry it can look when its light.
    Good choice getting a professional to do it. Box color is dangerous!
    I love surprising my husband with a hair change…how fun! Its also a good confidence boost to change it up! Go girl!

  • lk
    February 15, 2010 at 7:58 am

    omg love the hair!!!!! makes me want to go brunette too!

  • Kristin
    February 15, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I live in Michigan and I’m so excited to come see you in chicago in aug I have been following you since last march !!! I was just in California irvine and you left the state to go home !! Well your a great blond not gonna lie Im a blond and we have more fun …,that said you pull off the darker color well 😉 see you in chi

  • RhodeyGirl
    February 15, 2010 at 8:12 am

    uhhh not to be awkward, but you have absolutely GORGEOUS eyes!!!! And your new dark hair makes them pop more!

    Hope your date was fun!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 15, 2010 at 8:13 am

    LOVE your hair!!!! Changing your hair is so fun and such an easy way to change your look up. And sounds like the perfect VDay!

  • Paige
    February 15, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Team Brunette woooo! Hope your V-day date was super!

  • Michelle
    February 15, 2010 at 8:26 am

    OMG Jenna i LOVE your new look!! You’re kind of a blend of Claire danes, Nicole Kidman, and Cameron Diaz! I think the red really really suits you. 🙂

  • Whit
    February 15, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I LOVE IT!!!!

  • serena
    February 15, 2010 at 8:41 am

    brunettes ALWAYS have more fun….buckle up!!! *lol*

  • JessicaE
    February 15, 2010 at 8:56 am


    That brunette is AMAZING on you!!!

  • Olga @ Healthing It
    February 15, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Wowza! What a change!

    I’m blonde and have been this way for my whole life…can’t imagine it any other way though!

  • Whit @ whitinspired
    February 15, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Ah! I love the dark hair! Brunettes totally do have more fun ;).

  • Gena
    February 15, 2010 at 9:17 am

    OH MY GOD!!
    Girl, I have only one thing to say. WELCOME TO THE COOL CLUB.

  • Julie
    February 15, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I *love* the dark hair! Will you give us a review of “lunch in paris” when you finish it? It looks like something I might enjoy reading.

  • susan
    February 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I just went back to my natural color after 21 years of being a blonde… I have been blonde since I was 14 years old. Scary!!! Anyway, I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Heather
    February 15, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Jenna! Your hair looks so beautiful! [:

  • bobbi
    February 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

    HAHA I almost didn’t recognize you!!! I love it! Brunettes do have more fun 😉

  • Lauren
    February 15, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Hello! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and thought I would come out of hiding! I’m also a fellow floridian! I even grabbed my boyfriend and dragged him to the cupcake shop in vero you posted about awhile ago, it was awesome and pretty close to us! I love your new hair color and have enjoyed reading about all the changes you’ve recently made, like moving to one of the best states in the USA!

  • Diana
    February 15, 2010 at 9:52 am

    your hair looks FANTASTIC dark!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    February 15, 2010 at 10:05 am

    The new color looks great, though I think you’re so pretty you could pull off anything. I don’t know if brunettes have more fun, but we definitely get taken more seriously!

  • Brynn
    February 15, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Your hair looks awesome! It’s so healthy looking. It makes your eyes look even bluer too.

  • Rose
    February 15, 2010 at 10:15 am

    wow! I couldn’t tell that was you at first!

  • Alexe @ soyaetchocolat
    February 15, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Your new hair color is awesome, it looks really good on you! I can’t wait for you to tell us your date’s reaction! Was he in shock?

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 15, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Hello supah blue, gorgeous eyes! This color works so well on you! My bestie just went brunette, too, and loves it. As one who’s never colored her hair, I’ma continue reppin’ the blondes. And I think we all have fun, no matter the color. No competition! lol

  • Kylie
    February 15, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Wow that hummus bagel looks amazing! You’ve just inspired me to put sprouts on my grocery list! I love your blog, keep it up. Cute hair too!

  • Jess
    February 15, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Your hair looks great! Sometimes a change is just what you need.

  • Ashley
    February 15, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Loving the new look!!! You look great!

  • KL
    February 15, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Oooh, I love your new hair color! So pretty!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    February 15, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Oooo, love it, love it, love it! As a life long brunette, I can confirm that brunettes do indeed have just as much fun. 😉 I’m so jealous of your eyebrows – they’re so perfect!

  • MMiller
    February 15, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Wow Jenna! At first I thought you were just having some computer fun! I was just so used to you with Blond hair! The dark looks great too! So glad you tried it! Still deciding which I like better! You look great both ways! I have been thinking of dying mine…just to give it a richer brown color! I have always been a brunette! Hope you had a great date! Can’t wait to see what he thought! What about Dexter? Did he seem to know you right away? I remember my youngest brother not being too sure about my mom when she went back to brunette after being blond all of his life! You look awesome Jenna, in either color!

  • esperanza
    February 15, 2010 at 11:24 am

    i love it 🙂

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    February 15, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Jenna, you are gorgeous either way! LOVE that you take chances in life. Marathons/moving across the country/dying your hair! You only live once!

  • Kristilyn (My 29th Year)
    February 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love your new hair colour! It looks amazing against your eye colour!

    That bagel sandwich looks great … I have been craving sprouts like crazy, but it’s so hard to find them in Canada right now.


  • Jessica
    February 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I love the hair!!!! Change is good : )

  • Christy
    February 15, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Love the dark hair! You have such light eyes that I think the dark is so much more dramatic and exotic. Oooh lala! 🙂

  • Niki @ Niki's Neverending Adventure
    February 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I really like you with dark hair!! You really look like a whole new person!!

  • Nicole
    February 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    You’re hair really does look great! Being a brunette is fun!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    February 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Omgosh it looks good! You look like Haley James on One Tree Hill (Bethany Joy..something in real life)

  • Stacey
    February 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Your hairs cute, you look sassy. Oh and that bagel sandwich was looking good.

  • Bev
    February 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    beautiful…….. you would look good probably with no hair. You are gorgeous !!!!

  • Jen
    February 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    LOVE your hair!! I’ve always thought dark hair with light eyes is so pretty!!

  • Ana (AnActive Adventure)
    February 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I love the hair!! You have such pretty blue eyes it makes them POP!!

  • cait
    February 15, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    hello–new reader here! i just wanted to let you know that i really enjoy your blog because you eat GREAT food- and by great i mean healthy AND delicious/fun. so many food and health bloggers seem to eat a lot of the same boring food! so thanks for showing that great food can be healthy AND exciting!

  • Sophie @ yumventures
    February 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Love it! Makes your eyes pop! And FYI – brunettes definitely have a lot of fun 😉

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    February 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    You must be going through a life change. That seems to be why us women do major hair changes. It usually means something good. You’re adorable, as always.

  • Debbie
    February 16, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Love the hair! You have a pretty face so you can pull off any color. 🙂

  • Jo
    February 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    love it

  • Katie
    February 17, 2010 at 7:03 am

    OMG Jenna I LOVE the new hair color. It looks so good on you and really makes your eyes pop.

  • Sarah
    February 17, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I absolutely love your new hair color! You go girl 🙂

  • Cindy
    February 17, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Love the hair! Are you enjoying “Lunch in Paris?” I saw it the other day and thought about picking it up. Is it worth it?

  • Brittany
    February 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I was completely shocked by the picture – I thought it was a picture of a friend of yours then realized it was you! I looove it!!!!!

    And, I agree, brunettes do have more fun.

  • Katy
    March 14, 2010 at 3:11 am

    I’m very far behind with your blogs so you’ll have to bare with me but I LOVE your hair brown! It suits you so much and I actually think it looks better than blonde.

  • Mel
    September 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    DUDE! I realize this is a very old post but I’ve read Lunch in Paris twice, the first time I picked it up because of the title and ended up buying cappuccino and more cappuccino to keep on reading it, then broke down, bought it, and haven’t been the same since. I hope you found similar enjoyment from it because I absolutely love the way Elizabeth Bard writes, and I think every American woman should read that book. I’d be curious to know your thoughts!