Breakfast/ Lunch

How Low Can You Go?

Wow….I don’t even know what to say. It started out really well but then it just downpoured on us all and proceeded to rain off and on for the remainder of the day. We couldn’t control the weather obviously, but what crappy luck!!

I started like this:


And ended like this:


We started this morning around 6:30 with a chocolate GM--I was so tired!


GM made up of 1 scoop chocolate amazing meal, 1 scoop amazing grass wheatgrass, 1 frozen banana, some frozen blueberries, 1 cup almond milk and 1 spoonful peanut butter.

The garage sale was INTENSE and actually rather sad. I am sort of attached to my things and it was really hard for me to watch some of my stuff and my brother’s stuff go for dirt cheap. I know that’s what you sign up for when you have a garage sale but watching my brother’s skateboards and clothes go nearly broke my heart in two.

However, I had some wonderful girls come and cheer me on and give me strength and smiles!

First, there was Anne P!


Anne is coming to BOSTON!!!! Yay! 🙂

Then, a surprise visitor came to visit and eat a cupcake—


We let Abbie play with Mikey and Mikan and it was truly a mad house but very amusing to watch! I tried to get a picture but they were racing in circles way too fast. Meghann and I also talked races (serious talk) and I’m super excited to race together this fall….especially the Miracle Miles 15K in Orlando this September!

The bake sale was so cute when it was all set up—


And then when it started to downpour it was a mad scramble to get everything in the garage. In the midst of it all, a woman slipped down our driveway and I thought we were going to have to call 911 but I think she was just a little stunned more than anything. It was totally insane.

I ate two slices of leftover margherita pizza for lunch, while running around like a chicken with its head chopped off


And around 2:00 I finally broke down and ate a carrot cake cupcake! It was SO good!


As for how the bake sale went in all, it was okay. A lot of people had no idea what “vegan” meant and were suspicious of the treats because they were so healthy. The best seller definitely was the blondies but I did sell a few cupcakes as well. In all, I made enough from it to go on a nice little Anthropologie shopping trip and to be honest, I might do just that. I’d love to get a new dress to wear to my cousin’s rehearsal dinner on Friday night!

Near the end, Sarah and her hubby, David, stopped by and I sent her home with cupcakes and books. Ryan and I left around 2:30 because for the most part, it was over and I was soaking wet and shivering. All I wanted was a super hot shower and a mug of hot tea! We didn’t end up selling the microwave so it had to come back home with us (ughhh), and since I didn’t sell some of my old bedroom furniture I’m going to try next on Craig’s List or something. I have the CUTEST vanity set for a little girl that is actually painted wood; I was so sure it would sell today but people were really looking for dirt cheap deals. I was shocked at how low we were forced to go.

I’m currently sitting on the couch sipping hot herbal tea in my fuzzy robe and socks and I’m totally content. Ryan says he is itching to take a walk so we might do that then I’m not sure what for the rest of the day and night.

I hope you all are having a great Saturday!

Murphy-Goode Fact of the Day:

Murphy-Goode began with only two wines in mind: Chardonnay and Fume Blanc. Only later would they realize they needed to expand their repertoire and that they were sitting on a goldmine for some of the best red wines in the country.

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    June 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Aww what a bummer about the rain! I wish I could have come by =( So sorry I missed it.

    Keep your head up my friend! You are surrounded by lots of love and support. Hugs to you!

    Enjoy your afternoon!

  • Amanda
    June 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Just gotta say… love your Keeneland cap 🙂 I’m working the September yearling sale at Keeneland this year and am soooo excited.

  • Becca
    June 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Sorry you had such bad luck with garage sale weather! You guys sure are getting a lot of rain down there this season. Better luck next time! 🙁

    On a completely unrelated note, the apron you were wearing in the photos of your last post is SO CUTE. I’m always looking for new aprons – where is yours from?

    • jenna
      June 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm


      Thank you! Its very old and from Anthro!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    June 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    My parents had a garage sale a few years ago (when they were moving out of the house I grew up in) It is REALLY hard to part with certain things — especially when people are buying them for next to NOTHING! My mom sold a $1000 couch for $20, and the person wanted to go even lower!!! Craziness… glad you have some extra spending money for anthro… I was there today and they are having an awesome sale – I got two adorable dresses for less than $100! Have a great rest of your day – I wish I could have had one of those carrot cupcakes — yumyumyum! 😉

  • Callina
    June 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I’d say you made out pretty well if you’re headed to Anthro! Yep, garage sales can definitely be tough….I sold about half my belongings before I moved to California for a year, and I had to let some really sentimental things go, for peanuts. It was tough, and of course it wasn’t that profitable but for the most part, I was really glad to be rid of the things I didn’t *need* any more…they are just things, after all…

  • leslie
    June 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    sorry the weather didn’t hold out! people shopping at garage sales do tend to be kind of…cheap. it’s really sad when you think that you’re putting your treasures out there and getting so little in return. i hope you have more success on craigslist!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I’m sorry you had such a yucky morning for a garage sale.

  • Recipes for Creativity
    June 27, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Sorry things didn’t go perfectly with the sale! I’ve found that if I tell “regular” people that my baked goods are “cholesterol free” rather than vegan, they’re less scared 🙂 I would have bought some if I was there!

    Have a relaxing evening.

  • Maria
    June 27, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    So sorry to hear that it rained! But hopefully that Anthropologie trip will make it worth it ;)? Those baked goods look spectacular–hope the rest of your day goes well!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 27, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I am the same way… I just hate seeing some of the things I used to love and cherish being sold for so much less than their sentimental value. It’s hard to see those things go, but it’s good to move on as well! 🙂

    Sounds like a hectic, crazy day! But I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • Dad
    June 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Yes, it rained….but we sold some really cool stuff to people who needed it! I could see the excitement in their eyes as they walked away!! You did a great job, and thanks to Ryan as well…..stay positive and keep rolling forward!
    Love Dad!

  • Dad
    June 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Love the Keeneland cap also!!!!

  • MarathonVal
    June 27, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    That’s so crazy how many food bloggers live in the same city! Hopefully you have some cupcakes left for yourself to nibble on!

  • Island Girl Eats
    June 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Well done on the garage sale and all of the good looking baked goods. Sorry to hear about the weather. I totally agree with you, it is hard to let go of things.

    On another note, I used your best pizza dough recipe last night – it rocked!!!! I made some again to take to my friend and her husband who just had a baby on Tuesday morning. They were so appreciative. They like to eat healthy as well.

  • Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    June 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Garage sales can be so hit or miss…people are definitely looking for dirt cheap prices! I went out to lunch with my friend and her cousins today (we’re all going to be bridesmaids in my friend’s wedding) and I think they were very confused as to why I was photographing my food. How do you explain your food blogging? I always feel so self-conscious in public!

  • Hangry Pants
    June 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Next time don’t advertsie them as vegan. No one will ever know!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    June 27, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    That is a bummer about the rain! I wish I could have stopped by, but I had to work:(

  • Abby
    June 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I had a garage sale about a month ago and had the same experience (minus rain). We started at one price point and ended up practically giving stuff away at the end. But you know what? It was SO FUN to do it because we could tell these people weren’t just cheap and fussy, but that they really couldn’t afford much at all. Considering I was just going to donate the leftovers anyway, it ended up being a great experience.
    As for the baked goods, “vegan” does freak people out. It’s almost like they worry that if they eat it, their bodies will become intolerant of meat or something. It looked good to me!

  • Amanda
    June 27, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    We had a garage sale here today, too (in the suburbs of Philly). Some women from my yoga studio and I are walking in the 3-Day Breast Cancer walk in October and everything was for donations. 3 of us ended up making about $700! I was so pumped – and I had baked goods and lemonade, which sold like hotcakes!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day 🙂

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn
    June 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Maybe the economy is to blame for people pushing the prices down? But that bummer looks like it was turned right around by the cupcake :).

    Awesome work!! You should take the night to pay yourself back!

  • Matt
    June 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    You can send me some leftover cupcakes 🙂

  • RunToFinish
    June 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    darn that rain! always a threat for garage sale days for sure. I say good start on opening people’s eyes to healthier food!

  • Quisha
    June 27, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Hey Jenna! Looks like everything went well. You’re a trooper to get up so early on a Saturday!! 🙂

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    June 27, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Yes, yard-selling is always at the mercy of the weather. Hopefully you guys were able to find new homes for your well-loved stuff. Your cupcakes were so cute.

  • caitlin
    June 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    im sorry the yard sale was hard for you. 🙁

    i am excited, though that you are doing miracle miles!!!!!!!!!!!!! there is going to be a big group yay

  • Whitney
    June 27, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    The rain sucks. Anthropology not so much. Go get that fabby fab dress girlie!

  • Kathleen
    June 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Sorry about the garage sale. I have learned re: healthy baked goods that people actually for the most part do not want to eat healthy and so the idea of a healthy dessert makes them actually not want to try it or they convince themselves it’s bad once they try it. I used to bring in healthy baked goods to work and learned to just not say anything re: the healthfulness of them and they were all gone by the end of the day!

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements)
    June 27, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Aw sorry about the rain! At least the cupcakes were good! 🙂

  • Meganerd
    June 27, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    That’s cool you are doing miracle miles! Me too! There are going to be like 7 people in the “blogger” group now! HEHE. I can’t wait to meet you (In a non-stalker way) !

    Ps- Your bake sale stuff looks amazing!

  • Oh She Glows
    June 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I totally can relate to people being suspicious of vegan goodies!!! I find my treats sell best when I DON’T say it’s vegan…I tend to say ‘dairy-free’ and people are cool with that usually, lol.

    Enjoy your movie night! You deserve it after that long day.

  • sam
    June 27, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    can you pleeeease post the recipe for the anise scented icing, jenna!
    and i think you should definitely keep the cute painted vanity in your new apartment. there’s always room for furniture like that, and you can sell it later at a higher rate or keep it for your kid’s room when he/she arrives!!

  • Susan
    June 28, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Aww, I’m sorry to hear it started raining on you guys! Hopefully you at least managed to scrape up a decent amount. Honestly, I think some of your larger items will go for more on Craig’s List or Kijiji. People expect to pay pennies for junk at garage sales, they don’t usually go with buying nice items in mind.

  • Candice
    June 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I’ve never commented before, but I was watching Oprah or something, and they were having one of those clean your house out interventions. They mentioned that you will make something like twice the amount selling on craigslist than you would at a garage sale. Garage sales are usually just quicker ways to get rid of your stuff. So, I think the craigslist thing is a good idea! Especially for your furniture and small appliances. BTW Love the Blog : )

  • Anne P
    June 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Great seeing you 🙂 Sorry to hear the rain ended up arriving for real… but glad you still did pretty well! The desserts were a huge hit with my friends!! xoxo

  • Low
    June 28, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Your goodies look so fab! I definitely would have bought some!

    I hope you are warmed up now!

  • Laura Brandon
    June 29, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I would so buy your vanity if I didn’t live in New Mexico. 🙁

  • Stephanie
    June 29, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Any chance you may be sharing the recipe for those “Super-Charge-Me” cookies? They look delish on Meghann’s blog!

    • jenna
      June 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm


      The recipe is from the cookbook “Eat Drink and Be Vegan” by Dreena Burton—I can’t share the recipe on here for copyright legal issues. Its a great cookbook though–one of my favorites for sure!

  • Stephanie
    June 30, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Thank you, Jenna! I thought it was your receipe… as a lawyer I understand those copyright issues. 😉

    For those who are interested, Dreena has actually posted the recipe on her blog!

  • Sarah
    July 1, 2009 at 9:09 am

    People are so picky, I had a yard sale once and I was selling mostly new CD’s for $1 a piece and people still wanted me to go lower! I think that’s when I gave up trying to sell stuff 😉