Greetings From Florida

Hello, hello!

Don’t hate me but the weather is absolutely phenomenal outside so I am making this quick because Christie and I are about to lay by the pool and read……I wish you were here though!!!! 🙂

This morning I hovered over my laptop for a couple hours while talking on the phone to Zesty Cook, trying to make the blog a better place. There’s so much I want to do that I have no idea how to do (like organize my recipe section) so it helps to talk to such a professional! Hopefully cool things are in the future! For lunch, I had my favorite:


I heated one of these bad boys up and stuffed it into a whole wheat pita with a laughing cow, lettuce and chopped red onion.


I also had a super yummy applesauce


And a piece of organic dark chocolate with mint:


Because I had been glued to my laptop all morning, it was definitely time to take a breather after lunch. Christie and I went and walked around the little beach shops while she looked for a christmas present for her roommate and I just browsed…but ended up buying myself a present! These super cute Vera Bradley laptop cases were on sale 25% off so I had to get one….


I rationalized buying this because I definitely NEEDED it because I take my laptop everywhere and usually just end carrying it, which can lead to disasters like the time I dropped my laptop on concrete in Paris and lost everything. Not good. I’m sort of a walking disaster so I should be more prepared :/

Now no more presents for Jenna….Christmas is coming!!!!!

I’m off to read by the pool. See you in a bit!

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  • Jenna 2
    December 15, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Super cute laptop case!! So jealous of your weather! ….I guess I can’t complain much its 60* here in VA.

  • Stephanie
    December 15, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Jenna I was finally able to find the sugar cookie sleigh ride hot tea in the store and had to try it out! It taste really good, and I love the fact that you don’t need any milk or sugar…it’s great just by itself. Enjoy that sunshine!

  • Coley
    December 15, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    agh… so jealous! It’s below zero right now in MN. Enjoy your relaxing day:)

  • Claudia
    December 15, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Wow…it is -42 Celsius up in Saskatchewan (in Canada)…that’s -44F, definitely not pool weather!!!

  • Teddy
    December 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I’m trying not to hate you! going out to the pool? psh it’s DEC 🙂

  • Marissa
    December 15, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    I cannot believe it’s December and you are laying out by the pool! I am so jealous!

  • blooming orchid
    December 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I didn’t know Amy’s makes a Veggie Burger! I can’t wait to try it. I LOVE her burritos (all the fiber turns me on!), so I’ve been looking forward to trying more of her products.

    I really enjoyed your blog. Please keep up the great work and the great information. You’re a pretty nifty resource!

    Happy Holidays…

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    December 15, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Sorry, but I can’t help but hate you just a little. It’s raining here in Nashville, and the temperature has been dropping all day. Tonight, the forecast is for freezing rain. Yuck. I need sunshine and a pool! Very jealous – enjoy some rays for me!

  • Moran
    December 15, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I am SO jealous Jenna! But thank goodness it hasn’t been too bad here recently (knock-on-wood)! I hope it STAYS this way!

  • Mara
    December 15, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I”M SO JEALOUS!!!!
    It’s literally 10 degrees here with a -10 degree wind chill.
    Cute laptop bag!

  • Amy C.
    December 15, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    I’m jealous! I keep saying I need to move somewhere warmer like FL. It’s pretty mild in Massachusetts today but that’s a rare thing around this time of year.

    I love the laptop bag! I have a black macbook. Do you think it would fit in that case? I definitely need a case as well.

  • Lynna
    December 15, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    I love the new banner for your site. It’s very french inspired and super stylish. Enjoy the holidays!

  • Mel
    December 15, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I’m just going to repeat what everyone else said, I am so envious of your weather! It’s the exact opposite of that here.

    I love your laptop bag, it’s so bright and colorful!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 15, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    I could NEVER hate you, but I’m super envious of the weather where you are – I’m dying from extreme coldness!! 🙁

    Cute bag!!

  • lauren
    December 15, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    completely jealous of the weather down there! i have three different vera bradley things in that design. love it!

  • Tamara
    December 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    What a yummy looking sandwich and an adorable laptop case! You have introduced me to so many cool things that I was even telling my supervisor today (and she was very interested because we work in a health promotion office)! I brought in the Tamales Verdes, which you introduced me to — yum yum!

    But I’m still working on breaking the diet coke habit! It’s tough! I’m completely off the caffeinated ones, which is a step in the right direction, but I’m trying to go to water, and I hate plain water. Any tips?

  • K
    December 15, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I’m just ignoring the weather comment!

    CUTE laptop case!!

  • Katie
    December 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I LOVE that bag. Vera Bradley makes the cutest things!
    I’ve also been glued to the computer, but unfortunately I haven’t been productive AT ALL. GRR!

  • Jenn
    December 15, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I’m so jealous of you, not only am I stuck at a desk job (blehhh…) but it is also about 8* degrees outside, and my doors were frozen shut. Enjoy the amazing weather your getting and very cute laptop bag!


  • Shelby
    December 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I’m JEALOUS!!! It’s only 12* F outside and this morning it was 6*! I had to walk to school but ended up turning around halfway because I started crying. I’m such a baby but that wind really got me.

  • hk
    December 15, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I know you’ve spoken of your trip abroad to paris before..but I can’t seem to find the details. I too am an english major, and I’m looking alll around at different abroad programs. What school did you do your study through? Thanks!!!
    Soooo jealous of the sun!

  • Sammie
    December 15, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    I just got the Yellow Bird Bowler – it was an early Christmas present from my hubby. I love the pattern because it has sort of an Art Nouveau feel to it.
    Enjoy your awesome weather – I am jealous.

  • Courtney
    December 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I love those veggie burgers too! They are my favorite because they have no soy and the ingredient list is very good. Enjoy the weather!

  • claire
    December 15, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    I haven’t seen the sun for days…
    Cute bag!

  • jenna
    December 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm


    Here’s a link to the program I did:


    Hmmm…you could try a squeeze of lemon in your water? Honestly I don’t think diet coke is satan….I enjoy a little bit at work every now and then. I think drinking one in moderation is different than drinking 6 a day! You could also try iced herbal teas!

  • caroline
    December 15, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Yes, Christmas in FL! Were clocking it 85º today in Fort Lauderdale!!!

  • caroline
    December 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Cute new header by the way!!

  • Erin
    December 15, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    I love that laptop carrier!

  • Brooke
    December 15, 2008 at 4:01 pm


    I am so jealous you are laying by the pool and relaxing! You deserve a day to rest and relax! I was actually thinking the same thing you posted about this morning (needing to listen to your body). I’ve been working really hard and working out really hard and now its really starting to wear me out. So, I’m taking a time out to get some resting in too. Love what you’ve done with the header…I should have told you that when I emailed last week, but I don’t think it was up yet…enjoy hanging with your bff! Love the vera by the way!! =)

  • megan
    December 15, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I love your new header…and girl, I have that EXACT SAME laptop bag 🙂 I love the yellow bird print….it’s my fave!
    Have fun by the pool, dahling.

  • Fitness Surfer
    December 15, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    It’s snowing here. I love it, but the nice warm sun sounds pretty good too. I need to back up my laptop…just in case. I’ve drop kicked my cell phone a few times. The “kick” was my attempt to save it, but always causing more damage =)

  • Kristen
    December 15, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Hey I actually have a question about your new laptop case.. I was looking at buying one and I wanted to know if you thought it was durable I am always afraid it wil be flimsy to hold the laptop thanks to anyone who has any idea!

  • Kelly
    December 16, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I know I’m late to post but congrats on your new job. It sounds fantastic and interesting and I would be curious to hear about the experience. I know that the focus of the blog tends to be on what you’re eating but as someone who has always fantastized about a culinary career it would be interesting to get a sense of your day to day responsibilities.

  • HangryPants
    December 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Cute Vera Bradley. I am so jealous of your weather right now!

    As for your next post re: Chirstmas party. Looks like such fun. Love both of your dresses!!!