Christmas Number Two

Hi bloggies!

Well, it was definitely hard to get up and get going this morning after such a fun vaca! I ended up crashing at Ryan’s and made us both oatmeal for breakfast this morning—


We each had a serving that included 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup silk, 1/2 cup water, handful of dried berries, 1 tbsp ground flax and a spoonful of peanut butter!

I packed up and made my way home only to find the best Christmas surprise EVER waiting for me!!!!!!!!


WOAHHHH!!! Merry Christmas, Jenna!!!!!!! The kind folks over at VitaMix asked me if I would like to have and review their new blender, the VitaMix 5200. Um, would I LIKE TO??? Do I even have to respond to such a question?! I am sooo excited—-this baby not only makes smoothies but also makes nut butters, soups, juice, ICE CREAM, FLOUR and has all the other food processor capabilities as well. I can’t even wait to test her out! When I told Ryan about it he laughed and said yet again, “well now since you have a KitchenAid AND a super duper food processor/blender apparatus we really don’t even need to get married!” Anyone else see a trend here? Haha 😉

Anyways, I WILL be testing this guy out in the very near future so look forward to a review!

Also, today I plan to finally make my first batch of sourdough bread out of Oscar using my new KitchenAid! He’s bubbly and ready…muhahaha


And I am veryyyy ready for Bikram at noon. I just snacked on a yogurt since lunch won’t be til’ 2 today:


See you later alligators!

ps—what are yalls New Years Eve plans? This year I am planning on cooking a gourmet dinner for Ryan and I and then I think we are just going to a local bar to celebrate.

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  • VeggieGirl
    December 29, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Hooray for oatmeal, a new blender, and yoga!! 😀

    **New Year’s Eve plans = “the whole gang” (see my current post) is coming over.

  • Natalie A
    December 29, 2008 at 10:06 am

    The vitamix is an awesome blender! My mom has one, and I use it every chance I get. It makes everything SO smooth…and you can practically put in whole foods and veggies…its amazing.

  • Moran
    December 29, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Party in town!
    Yay for getting the vitamix!

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    December 29, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Nice new blender! Your kitchen is getting stocked!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    December 29, 2008 at 10:28 am

    You will love your Vita-Mix. I could not live without mine:

    New Year’s: My husband are I totally lame and always fall asleep before midnight. However, it’s nice to wake up to a whole new year 🙂

  • Justy2003
    December 29, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Awesome Christmas present! And are those Cutco knives I see? They’re only the best 🙂 Love my set!
    The boyfriend and I are planning to go to Benihana for dinner, then probably some bar to see the ball drop. Nothing terribly exciting.

  • Jenny
    December 29, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Hey jenna!!!

    I was actually thinking about taking my first Bikram class today (im chugging water), but i was wondering whether it is a very difficult class??
    You see, im trying to get more active and right now im not as fit as i’d like to be . . . do you have to pretty advanced in your fitness level to complete a Bikram class?


    • jenna
      December 29, 2008 at 1:32 pm


      You really don’t have to be advanced to take the class. I mean, everyone has to start somewhere…right? When I first took a Bikram class it was about 6 years ago and I thought it was just a regular flow yoga class and I totally freaked when I realized just how HOT it was (its about 100 degrees in the room). Once I got over the initial shock, I really enjoyed it because it just feels soooo good to sweat everything out. The postures in the class are not super advanced or anything…the only thing that might be hard at first is getting used to the heat. It can be overwhelming. My advice to you is to take it at your own pace and if you start to feel light headed, lay down in child’s pose. And drink water. After going to a few classes your body will get used to it!

  • BethT
    December 29, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I am going to Vegas for NYE! We never travel for NYE but this opportunity came up…super excited to go.

  • runjess
    December 29, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I still don’t have New Year’s plans, but they will be made!
    Ryan’s family’s home looks lovely!

  • molls
    December 29, 2008 at 10:47 am

    new blended and a new mixer…. YAY!!! Have fun in the kitchen!

    Your NYE plans sound really nice, I am not sure what city I will be in yet. Though I know if I stay put I will be going to my friends aunt and uncles house for a gourmet dinner/party all night, but if I went back I would be going to the bar district.

    Have fun!

  • lauren
    December 29, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I got a blender from Vita-mix too! so excited to try it out! We are headed to the beach to celebrate with friends – probably a low-key party at a local bar! have fun!

  • Oh She Glows
    December 29, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Whoa that is awesome about the blender!!!! It is my dream to have one of those bad boys!

    I just got caught up on your big update post and it looked amazing. So many great pictures!


  • Erica
    December 29, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Awesome blender!! Yay for you!

  • erica
    December 29, 2008 at 11:19 am

    what a fabulous surprise! that blender looks awesome, i can’t wait to see the wonderful things you make with it.

  • hk
    December 29, 2008 at 11:42 am

    oh joy! a new vitamix 🙂 i can’t wait to see what you whip up!!

  • Marissa
    December 29, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    My husband and I are making appetizers for both sets of parents. I’m excited to see what you are making Ryan.

  • K
    December 29, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Gah – everyone’s vitamixes are making me jealous!! Hope you enjoy it, girl!

    NYE plans: Going out but I’m not sure where yet!

  • Mara
    December 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    OMG I want a Vita-Mix!!!

    New Years Plans: big party at my best friend’s house with all of our friends…last year I polished off a bottle of wine. This year I’ll probably do the same!

  • Ashley H
    December 29, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Oh I am super jealous of that blender you got!! I want one! I hope you enjoy it and make lots of yummy things!

  • Mel
    December 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I’m so jealous of your Vita-Mix! I need a blender, so I am looking forward to your review!

  • Megan
    December 29, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    You are one lucky girl getting a Vita-Mix! I would be so excited to receive one of those. Can’t wait to hear how you like it!

  • Shelby
    December 29, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    AMAZING Blender! I am so jealous. =)

  • Victoria
    December 29, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Wow! That is so cool. That VitaMix sounds amazing!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    December 29, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Oh my gosh, a Vita-Mix blender! How exciting!