Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Can’t Stop Dancing!

Hey y’all!

I seriously have no idea how I have so much energy right now, running on only like 4 hours of sleep + no coffee. It’s aaaaamazing! However, I did decide that 30 intense minutes of a Dave Farmar podcast was enough yoga for today….sometimes half an hour is clearly enough, especially when you got the workout of your life the night before by dancing for hours and hours. If I could pick any form of exercise to do for the rest of my life, dance parties would be obviously be it.

I just ate an early lunch of a Quorn burger topped with Amy’s veggie baked beans and hot sauce (I forgot my new hot sauce at the guys house last night…the horror!!) with carrots, a piece of pepperjack cheese and an apple:

And busted into my new tea! I can’t find sugar cookie tea ANYWHERE so this had to do…I’m still on the prowl though; every time I go to the store I scour the tea section!

We are about to go throw my laundry into Hardy’s washing machine down the street (thanks, Hardy!!) and then get manicures. I got my mom a manicure as one of her Christmas presents and she got me one for one of mine, so we are going and having some major girl time at Hotel Healdsburg this afternoon. 🙂 Then, perhaps a wine tasting or two, some writing I need to get done, and then my mom is making me my FAVORITE dinner tonight, which is this un-freakin-believable fettucine dish with escarole, brie and pancetta. No seriously, I’ve been dreaming about it since the last time she made it when I still lived in Tampa. My mom is an amazing cook.
Have a great day, friends!

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 21, 2009 at 11:40 am

    What a fun day with your mom! 🙂

  • brandi
    December 21, 2009 at 11:41 am

    yum. candy cane lane is my favorite of the holiday teas!!

    manicures with your mom sounds like the perfect afternoon – enjoy it!

  • adriana
    December 21, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Of all places, I found that tea at Ralph’s, in a special holiday carton “station”. It was not with the regular teas. It is soooo good. I will go back to stock up.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    December 21, 2009 at 11:42 am

    You can’t find SCSR tea!? Tragic!! Send me your address and I’ll get you some for Christmas 🙂

  • Teresa
    December 21, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Have a fun day with your mom!

    And a tip: I have seen Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Tea at EVERY whole foods that I have gone into since November. I can *almost* guarantee that you’ll find it there.

  • Chelsea
    December 21, 2009 at 11:50 am

    The spa at Hotel Healdsburg is fab. I still very sparingly use my fig scrub from there 🙂 My husband’s company has had their offsite there-while he works, I go to the spa-ahhhhh.

    I had major issues finding the Sugar Cookie but I found it yesterday at the Whole Foods in San Mateo-I danced a little jig. I would imagine that the Whole Foods up there would have it too.

  • katherine
    December 21, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Great idea!! Have you run a search for the tea on the Celestial Seasonings website? That might help!

  • katherine
    December 21, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Have you run a search on the Celestial Seasonings website? That might help you find it!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    December 21, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Dance parties = my favorite form of ANYTHING in the world, not just exercise.

  • Beth @ Getting By, Dreaming Big
    December 21, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I saw the Sugar Cookie tea, oddly enough, at Bed Bath & Beyond, a TON of it! If there is a BB&B by you you might want to check there. Random I know…

  • Chloe (No Sugar and Spice)
    December 21, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Love doing girly things with my mom, it’s so fun. And that tea sounds great – I”ll have to try some!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    December 21, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Hooray for dishes cooked by mom! Especially if they contain brie. I LOVE brie so much, but I only ever have it around the holidays…

  • Rocky Slaughter
    December 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Jenna’s just kidding.

    There were THIRTY-SEVEN people over last night because I totally didn’t mess up the invitations.

    Oh yeah, and there was mistletoe EVERYWHERE.

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    December 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I can’t find Sleigh Ride anywhere either 🙁
    Have fun getting your manicures!

  • Allison K
    December 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    I can’t find Sugar Cookie tea in any of my stores either!

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    December 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Aw, sounds like a really great day with your mom! Have fun!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Have fun with your mom!

  • Christin
    December 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Aw, aren’t Moms the best?! I’m really close to my Mom, too. There’s something so therapuic about Mama-time. I hope you have lots of fun, Jenna!

    Also: I, too have been dreaming of your Mom’s escarole brie and pancetta dish ever since I made it!! I inhaled every drop with a big glass of wine, then I fell down and died it was so good.

    PS – I’m a long time reader, but hardly ever comment. Trying to participate more on the blogs I read. (pretty much yours, Kath’s and Caitlin’s) 🙂

  • ashleigh
    December 21, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Sounds like a nice afternoon with your mom! I love the candy cane lane tea just as much as sugar cookie!

  • Lauren
    December 21, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I always wake up dancing and singing after a whole night of it. It just sticks in your soul!

  • Marina
    December 21, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I hope you enjoy your day with your mom!
    Dancing is really the best workout ever!

  • lindsey
    December 21, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    that tea is so hard to find! like you, i’ve been searching high and low for months, and i FINALLY found it today! i’m not going to lie, it made my week 🙂

    keep searching!!

    ♥ lindsey

  • Kelly
    December 21, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I found SCSR at my Dollar General. I got the last box, but all the grocery stores were sold out.

  • Erin
    December 21, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I keep seeing that tea in the grocery and haven’t picked it up yet — looks good!

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace
    December 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Just so you know Jenna I did the search for that tea on their website and they led me on a crazy search from grocery store to grocery store. No luck. Not even an empty section… None of them carried it 🙁

  • Ann K
    December 21, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    You could also order it from http://www.naturalgrocers.com

    It’s on sale right now!

  • Tiffany
    December 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I keep hoping for some little comment about your personal life 🙂 Especially after the mistletoe comment made by Rocky!!

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Ooooooooh manicures AND pasta! What a day 🙂 What are your favorite Dave Farmer podcasts?

  • Marge
    December 21, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Question about the sugar cookie tea…I was so happy to find it after reading about it on a lot of food blogs…BUT it tastes like water!! I let it steep for a long time too…it smells good but zero taste. Is that how it is? Cant fig out why it is so popular? Somebody fill me in!! 🙂

  • Karla
    December 21, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Manicure and fun food! What could be better! I wish my mom liked to cook! She never wants to 🙁 It’s always me making dinner for as long as I can remember.

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    December 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Have fun with your mom! I can’t wait to see the dish she is making!

  • candice
    December 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    4 hours of sleep is pretty common for me nowadays, but I don’t drink coffee. 😯 I don’t know how I make it through… I did get nine hours last night though 😉

    Have a wonderful time getting pampered, writing, and eating delicious food!

  • legalstyle
    December 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Yay for dishes cooked by mom! I’ve got one in the plans for tonight, too! I’m glad you can at least be close to your family this holiday if not at home 🙂

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    December 21, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I really envy your relationship with your mom. I wish my mother and I were close like that. Enjoy!!!

  • skinnyrunner
    December 21, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    i couldnt find the sugar cookie anywhere in cali… i finally found some in washington, and bought 4 boxes.

  • Paula
    December 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Serious! I know. That tea has been hard to track down. I fianlly found it the other day. At two different stores I have seen it at, it was not in the tea section. It was on a Holiday tea display. Good luck 😉
    My Mom and I love getting pedicures together-Enjoy!

  • lindsay
    December 21, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Sounds like a fun evening 🙂 Enjoy your mom-time Jenna!

  • Maria (realfitmama)
    December 21, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    The Candy Cane Tea looks so good! I’m going to find it right now…or tomorrow when I actually go to the store. 🙂 My husband made the BEST ice cream for us…candy cane cookies and cream. HELLO!!!

  • Alison
    December 21, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Target has had the sugar cookie tea every time I’ve been there!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    December 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    That happens to me too- where you’re so tired you get hyper lol. I’ve been looking for that tea!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 21, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    So lucky you and ‘the guys’ found each other. How wonderful…manicure, wine tasting and the dinner sounds amazing. Fun times!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 21, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I think I remember reading about that escarole dish your mom made the last time you ate it. Delicious! Enjoy the mama manicures, mama time, and mama food!

  • cara
    December 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Do you ever work?

  • Kasey
    December 21, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Dancing is definitely my favorite form of exercise!!!

  • Jenna
    December 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    have a great night with your mom!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Dance parties are the best! Enjoy your mom-daughter manis – so fun =)

  • Ann
    December 21, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Candy Cane Lane is my FAVORITE tea. Have a good time Jenna!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    December 21, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Mmm I want to try that tea!! Have fun with your mama!

  • amanda
    December 21, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I just got some holiday tea, eggnog. However it taste a little funky when I had it yesterday. Maybe I will try it one more time before I make my finally decision. However, you can never go wrong with candy cane. 🙂

  • Ella
    December 21, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    To Cara:

    Jenna stated in a previous post that she was on holidays until early January. You know, it being Christmas and all.

  • Jil
    December 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Aw, sounds like an awesome day with your mom! And I agree, dance parties are where it is at!! Your mom’s cooking sounds amazing! Lucky girl!

  • Ann
    December 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    I almost cried with joy in the Target aisle when I found SCSR, and then I flipped it over and saw that it was not Gluten Free. At that point I left the store to cry in my car. Darn you Celestial Seasonings 🙁

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    December 21, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    That is my fav Christmas tea!

  • Meagan
    December 21, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Ohh I’m so glad you had a great hot sauce party!!
    Enjoy that tea, I’m still bitter I can’t find ANY of the holiday flavors!!! 🙁

  • theemptynutjar
    December 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Oh wow, what beautiful plans with your mom. Time should definitely be spent with loved ones I think.
    I have not seen any sugar cookie either. Sounds nice though, if it tastes like sugar cookies it must be decent!

  • Kelly Michelle
    December 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    hmmmm don’t be too bummed about the tea, I bought every single holiday flavor (all five) and the sugar cookie was by far the worst, my mom thought so too. It has very little flavor and is super boring, the gingerbread however is something to write home about, if you can find that one it is really all you need 🙂

  • eatmovelove
    December 21, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Can’t find that tea either grrrr…do have the candy cane and gingerbread though! also had nutcracker and sugar plum before…loving it mixed with hot chocolate too – the real kind, no ‘lite’ stuff ;)…
    to anyone who likes almond butter – i just posted almond butta’ cookieesssss yum 😉 (i think , my skillz are less than par…)

  • Laura Georgina
    December 21, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Dancing is definitely the best exercise ever–especially if it happens to be with friends and in a kitchen….

  • Cara
    December 21, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    So jealous!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 21, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    The days I have tons of unexpected energy always end with a big crash. I hope the same is not true for you.

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    December 21, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    If you can’t find the tea, let me know I would be happy to mail you some boxes! Our Publix has them! 🙂 I haven’t tried it yet, I know I really need to get on it. Enjoy time with your mom!!

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    December 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    the gingerbread one is my fave! I’m glad you had a dance party! too bad you didn’t vlog it!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)
    December 22, 2009 at 2:49 am

    ahh so jelly in the bellyof your day!! mani’s with mom are the BESTTTT

    never tried that candy cane lane but it sounds deliciuos and the perfect winter treat 🙂

    enjoy your day Jenna!!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    December 22, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Have so much fun with your mom (and dad when he comes! and Hardy! haha). I’m glad things seem to be on the up and up 🙂

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    December 22, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Have a great time with your mom! That’s awesome that you get to spend some quality time with her 🙂

  • daintyvegan
    December 22, 2009 at 6:27 am

    I think that Candy Cane tea would probably be as the Sugar Cookie one.. Candy Cane Lane? That’s pretty sweet. 😛

    Have an amazzzzing time with your momma, I’m spending time with mine today and can’t wait! Nothing as nice as a manicure but still, it should be fun. 😀

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    December 22, 2009 at 6:32 am

    I love fun seasonal twists on drinks! Peppermint tea never tasted better than when it’s named CandyCane!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 22, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Enjoy your mama time! Sounds like y’all are great friends 🙂 Moms are the best.

  • Ashley
    December 22, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Candycane Lane is the BEST. I stock up on it (literally, I’ve bought out stores before) so I can drink it year ’round. Sadly, I cannot find the elusive Sugar Cookie Tea either.

  • Sabrina (RhodeyGirl Tests)
    December 22, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    That Candy Cane Lane box is so much prettier than the style I have seen. Do you want me to send you some sugar cookie sleigh ride if they still have some in my store?

  • Jen
    December 22, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I have been trying to find the candy cane tea EVERYWHERE!!! I want to try it. You can search for stores that sell the sugar cookie tea on Celestial Seasonings’ website here:



  • Tali
    December 23, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Not sure what sugar cookie tea is (though if I ever find it I’ll CERTAINLY have to try it!!!) but I just got this tea called Good Earth Teas. The Original Sweet and Spicy tea is exactly that – sweet, cinnamony with some sort of spicy kick, perhaps cloves or cardamom? You must try it. It requires no sweetening at all and tastes so rich that you can refill you mug three times on one teabag and still have great tasting tea. Hm, must make myself a tea now.

  • The Healthy Apple
    December 25, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Candy Cane Lane is my favorite tea; I drink this all year long…it’s amazing and impossible to find here in Manhattan.

    Merry Christmas, Jenna!