Behind The Butter

in my twenty-sixth year

I want to:

plant a vegetable garden

give more hugs

vacuum weekly

eat more greens

hike a tall mountain

do 108 sun salutations in a row

laugh until my stomach hurts…every day

learn how to sew

buy more sale items and less full priced (what?)

get serious about skincare

get involved with a charity

get a puppy!

bake more bread

love more.

I went with the wedges.



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  • Baking 'n' Books
    June 11, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Wow – your hair has grown so long!

    26? Meh – your just a baby 😉 – lots of change yet.

    Great goals…except for the vacuuming one…I recommend just getting hardwood floors instead 😉 (or someone else to vacuum for you!).

    Happy Birthday….week! 😉

  • Kiran
    June 11, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Happy birthday!!! Quirky and a great list. Those wedges were ideal 🙂

  • Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    June 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Happy Birthday!

    Your hair got so long! It looks awesome! ::cheers:: to an awesome 26th year! (And some awesome goals!) Can’t wait to see the puppy! 🙂

  • Jaime
    June 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

    happy birthday to you! 🙂

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
    June 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Happy Birthday! Beautiful list (and long hair) 😉

    I agree; “love more” should be the mantra for every year. Truth. <3

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    June 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! I can’t believe I’ve ‘known’ you since your 23rd year. Enjoy a cupcake or 3 on your day!

  • Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    June 11, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Vacuum weekly – I’m adding that to my own personal goal list. Cute post – happy birthday!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows)
    June 11, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I’ve never seen you with long hair…looks gorgeous!
    Happy Birthday Jenna!

  • BethT
    June 11, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Seriously, I haven’t seen you in so long – your hair is crazy!! (in a good way)

    • Kelly
      June 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      I am pretty sure those are extensions but it does look gorgeous!!

  • Khushboo
    June 11, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Happppyyy birthday my dear! Have a wonderful day and eat lots of cake (yeah because u need to be told ;))

  • Mallory
    June 11, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Happy Birthday!!!! I hope your day is filled with love and laughter!

  • Courtney
    June 11, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Happy birth-week!! You look gorgeous– I am sure the wedges look fabulous 🙂 Yah 2-6!

  • stacey
    June 11, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Beautiful Picture! Happy Birthday!

  • Maris (InGood Taste)
    June 11, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Happy Birthday! Good choice!

  • The Teenage Taste
    June 11, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Oh, Jenna. You are a beautiful birthday girl! Happy Birthday! 😀

  • Krystina (Organically Me)
    June 11, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    June 11, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! I hope you have a beautiful day!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    June 11, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Happy birthday Jenna!! I’m a big time lurker and rarely comment, but I just wanted to come out of the woodwork to say I hope you have an amazing day!!

  • joey
    June 11, 2011 at 8:50 am

    happy birthday jenna! hope you have a fabulous 26 th bday. did u do extensions in your hair? looks pretty!

  • Stacy
    June 11, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Happy Birthday!

  • emily
    June 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

    happy birthday! best wishes for the year ahead 🙂

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    June 11, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful picture of you. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day 🙂

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    June 11, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I think that is an amazing list for your 26th year! Happy Birthday Jenna. You look gorgeous!

  • Ellen
    June 11, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Happy Birthday!! May God bless your 26th year!

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION
    June 11, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

    You’re gorgeous, lady, and I can’t wait to see what a whole new year brings your way! Hope you enjoy YOUR day! 😀

  • Michelle | Gold-hearted Girl
    June 11, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Pretty girl! I love your list. Lots of positive vibes coming from it. 🙂

  • Carly (Swim, Run, Om)
    June 11, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Happy birthday! And I love the list.

  • Gina (Yogattude)
    June 11, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Happy birthday, you look stunning in that photo!

  • Chloe (South Beach Girl)
    June 11, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Happy Birthday! Those are great goals for your 26th year – mine held more surprises than I could imagine but is what I think was one of my best years yet!

  • VeggieGirl
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  • befilledup
    June 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Wow your hair is super long! You look great. Happy Birthday! Make it count 🙂

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    June 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Looking like that you’re going to have a ring slipped on your finger any second! Happy Birthday, Jenna!

  • Erin
    June 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Happy Birthday! Cheers to 26 🙂

  • Amy
    June 11, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Holy crap, your hair looks amazing! So long and blond!

  • Winnie
    June 11, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna. Live the picture…you look amazing. I wanted ask about you how you found your home church and when you first moved did you go church hopping?

  • Kat
    June 11, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Sounds like some great goals! Your hair looks amazing. Could you answer a question for me? Does your salon girl give you highlights or do you do all over blonde color? I have an appt next week and would love something similiar for the summer.

  • lisampls
    June 11, 2011 at 9:38 am

    happy happy happy, lovely lady! and holy. long. hair!!! it’s gorgeous!!!

  • Ashley
    June 11, 2011 at 9:41 am

    WOW YOUR HAIR! Looks gorgeous! Love the birthday list, I should start doing something like that. Happy Birthday!

  • Joanna@DrizzleofSunshine
    June 11, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Happy Birthday pretty girl! I love your goals. Good luck on them and I wish you all the blessings this year! Have fun buddy!

  • Katie P
    June 11, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Happy Birthday! Your hair looks amazing, like a movie star!
    Getting a puppy is on my list for my 30th year! You are such a positive life energy and I know that you will bring all the things you want into your life!

  • Conni
    June 11, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Love that picture of you. Your hair looks amazing.

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet
    June 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!!! I’m sure you’ll reach all of your goals and more 🙂

    You look gorgeous!

  • Lauren
    June 11, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!!

  • Meghan @ StruggleMuffins
    June 11, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Ooo a mala 108 – ambitious – love it! Happy Birthday! Your hair is gorg 🙂

  • Em
    June 11, 2011 at 9:56 am

    JENNA! Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you! 🙂

    I love your b-day goals.
    I hope your birthday and the year ahead are filled with lots of beautiful, wonderful moments. Thank you for being you!

  • kirsten
    June 11, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Happy birthday!! Your hair looks great!

  • Kay, The Church Cook
    June 11, 2011 at 10:01 am

    ???????, Jenna!! Hugs and more hugs from Savannah!!

  • Kay, The Church Cook
    June 11, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Oooops, I wrote Happy Birthday in Korean, it didn’t work! Sorry!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
    June 11, 2011 at 10:05 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You look absolutely gorgeous. Good call on the wedges:)

  • Mama Pea
    June 11, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! I hope 26 is a special year for you.

  • Ann @ Running With Chopstix
    June 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Happy birthday!!! Love the list, especially the getting the puppy one! Although I don’t know how Dexter will like it haha

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    June 11, 2011 at 10:24 am

    HAPPY HAPPY day! Is that your real hair? Extensions?

  • Julie - StressStories
    June 11, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Happy birthday!

    Great goals – you just seem like you’re in a really good place in your life. And you glow in that picture! You look amazing 🙂

  • Jen
    June 11, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! You look fantastic – LOVE the hair! Enjoy your special day (and I’ll be thinking of you if I ever get around to vacuuming today, lol)

  • mythy as in "Mighty"
    June 11, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna!
    p.s. You need a Birthday celebration #2 in honor of the sparkle-y heels! 😉

  • John
    June 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

    You look just beautiful on your Birthday!!
    I love you!

  • Ashley
    June 11, 2011 at 10:58 am

    You look beautiful and so does your hair! Happy birthday!

  • Emily @ Comfortable Home Life
    June 11, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Happy birthday girlie! Those sound like some great goals!

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks
    June 11, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Happy Birthday! 🙂

  • Karen
    June 11, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Oh my…look at that pretty birthday girl! Gosh, how you’ve grown in the past three years since I first “met” you!

    May your 26th year bring you loads of blessings, dear Jenna!


  • Jillian
    June 11, 2011 at 11:31 am

    pretty! did you get extensions??

  • Caitlin
    June 11, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Happy birthday! Hope you accomplish all of your goals and have a wonderful year!

  • Kelly
    June 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Happy birthday!! You look beautiful!

  • Danielle
    June 11, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Happy birthday, beautiful girl! May all your wants and wishes come true. Hoping the very best for you as always 🙂

  • French Heart
    June 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Wow! Modern day ‘Charlie’s Angel!’ You look gorgeous! I’ll bet those wedges are the perfect touch with the top, jeans & hair.
    Happiest of Birthday Wishes!! Am sure all of your dreams and goals will come true!! Adam’s going out with the most beautiful entrepreneur/author/techie in California. (And happy birthday to Mom & Dad, too–they did a terrific job.)

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    June 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Wow your hair is long now! I didnt even recognize you first. Happy birthday!

  • Tracy @ Commit To Fit
    June 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Happy Birthday! I hope you had a fantastic one 🙂

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    June 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

    happy birthday! gorgeous hair! 🙂

  • katie @KatieDid
    June 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

    happy happy birthday. Great shoe choice:) and your hair is absolutely gorgeous, extensions?! have an awesome day 🙂

  • Moni'sMeals
    June 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 26 is a great year! (Was one of my favorites) 🙂

    We all want details on your Fantastic Hair!

    Have a great one Jenna!

  • Grace
    June 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!!
    You are stunning, love your hair!!

  • Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique
    June 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    You look gorgeous! Happy Birthday!

  • Gina G
    June 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! Hope it is an absolutely amazing day<3

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    June 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Happy birthday! I hope it was fantastic. 🙂

  • amyt @ Chicken Nugget Momma
    June 11, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    LOVE your list – Happy Birthday!! Pretty pic!!!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    June 11, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    You have some great goals for your 26th year! Happy Birthday – have a fabulous day!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    June 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!!! You look beautiful in that photo!!!

    108 sun salutations…June 21, Summer Solstice, have fun! 🙂

  • elizabeth
    June 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love your blog and your spirit!

    Just a friendly reminder to adopt your puppy, don’t buy! 🙂

  • Ida
    June 11, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love all your goals, esp the puppy!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    June 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Love your hair!! Happy birthday!

  • Amelia
    June 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna! I love your goals, but as I was reading through, instead of reading “Learn how to SEW”, my mind read, “Learn how to screw”. I had to look at it a second time, wondering why you would post that! Woops! Where is my head today?

    • Christena
      June 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      hahahahahahaha to this comment! That’s hilarious!

      Jenna – your extensions look FABULOUS. You are a gorgeous girl! Happy 26th!

    • Baking 'n' Books
      June 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      Love you for putting that out there LOL!!

  • Baking Serendipity
    June 11, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love this list 🙂 I adopted my first dog (ever) in January and am entirely in love with him. I think get a puppy needs to be bumped up to the top of that list!

  • Clizia
    June 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Happy birthday, Jenna!!!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    June 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    You look so fabulous Jenna. Glad you went with the wedges 😉 Wishing you a spectacular 26th year with many blessings!!!


  • The Healthy Engineer
    June 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    Your hair looks pretty 😀

  • rachael
    June 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    June 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! Love your hair!

  • Nicole
    June 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Happy birthday! May the next year bring you much happiness and joy!

    Are you going to do the Global Mala, which is in September? They are having events all over the world, where we all will do 108 sun salutations in a row. I am going with my yoga studio in NJ, so you should check it out if you haven’t already done so!

    Again, many wishes on your birthday!!

  • Kathleen
    June 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Happy Birthday, you look gorgeous! Have fun celebrating with your friends.

  • Danielle
    June 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Today’s my birthday too!! Happy birthday! it’s a good day to be born on! :0)

  • britt
    June 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    you look so pretty!! and i think the list is great 🙂

  • Erin
    June 11, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Happy Birthday fellow Gemini!!! Mine is tomorrow, although my 26th was a few years ago! 🙂

  • Samantha
    June 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Nice pick going with the wedges! You look lovely. Happy Birthday!

  • Michelle @ A Little P
    June 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Happy birthday, Jenna! Have a fantastic year!

  • jenna k
    June 11, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    you look gorgeous!! i hope you have a wonderful birthday day celebration!
    good luck on your goals for your 26th year. be sure to add “wear sparkly heels as much as possible” to the list! 🙂

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    June 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Your hair got SOOOO long! Its gorgeous…..and so is this list! I love everything on it especially the “get a puppy” !!!!!

  • Michelle
    June 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Happy birthday pretty lady! I love your list. As I’m finishing up my 26th year, I can totally relate!

  • Kath
    June 11, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Happy B-day!! I can assure you that 26 will be a great year!!

  • Clare - Never Niche
    June 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JENNA! I adore you.

  • Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    June 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! Here’s to an AMAZING 26th year!

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    June 11, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Happy birthday! 26 sounds like a wonderful year.. I’m right behind you! PS. wedges are always a winner. 🙂

  • MMiller
    June 11, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Gorgeous Jenna! Happy 26th Birthday!!!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg
    June 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    You look so beautiful!

    Happy Birthday!

  • Natalie
    June 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    In your 26th year along with your goals I think you should stay exactly the way you are because YOU are AMAZING! your recipes, your cooking, your photography, your soul, your passion, your writing, your creativity and YOU are simply gorgeous.

  • Carol
    June 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    You’re beautiful … Happy Birthday Jenna !

  • Tania
    June 11, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Happy birthday Jenna! You look beautiful, healthy and blissfully happy. May you have a wonderful 26th year. You certainly deserve it. All the best and thanks for the great job you do here on your blog. I visit everyday and greatly appreciate the fun, good food and your jovial attitude. All the best to you 🙂

  • Morgan
    June 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Happy birthday! 108 sun salutations.. love it!

  • Jenn
    June 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I’ve been reading for a while but have yet to comment. I love your blog so much – I make sure I come by every day to read what you’ve posted. I hope you have an amazing 26th year – you deserve it!!

  • Monika @ Powered by Paprika
    June 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I think everyone can try to love more (and probably vacuum weekly, too!)

  • Teri
    June 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    You look beautiful! Happy Birthday!

  • Brittany
    June 11, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna 🙂 Beautiful post and beautiful picture, enjoy your special day!

  • Dione
    June 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Your hair is so long! Have a fun birthday weekend Jenna!

  • Shane
    June 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I’m 26 too and it’s funny but I always forget that you’re my age/slightly slightly younger because you sound so mature. Your hair looks GORGEOUS, but humm…I think we need a full length photo to see the outfit!

  • Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous
    June 11, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday Jenna!

  • laura
    June 11, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    happy birthday jenna. i’ve been reading your blog nearly two years now & it’s been a delight watching you (& your blog) grow up.

  • Kari @ bite-sized thoughts
    June 12, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Happy birthday 🙂 You have an impressive list for the next 12 months!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 12, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Happy Birthday!!! You look absolutely stunning! Glad you went with the wedges. 😉

    Love this list and I definitely believe you can and will accomplish every last one of them. 🙂

  • Kelly
    June 12, 2011 at 5:02 am

    You haven’t posted pic of you with your hair down in forever!! You look beautiful! Happy Birthday.

  • joy
    June 12, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Happy birthday

    You looked stunning

  • Kate
    June 12, 2011 at 5:46 am

    1)Happy Belated Birthday Fellow Gemini!
    2) You are hot (love the hair)
    3) You NEED NEED NEED to try this no-knead bread recipe (you may have already). It is unbelievably easy (it just takes time) and it is fool proof. Really. The results are amazing and everyone always wants me to bring a loaf of ‘my’ bread to every potluck and family dinner. If you do anything in your 26th year — you MUST make this bread!
    Video is worth watching:

  • Fraise
    June 12, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I’d hate to make you feel older, but if you’ve just turned 26, then this list applies to your 27th year. Think about it this way: the first year of your life ENDED with your first birthday, your second year ended when you turned 2, and so on… Hence your 26th birthday celebrated the completion of your 26th year and the beginning of the 27th, which, according to your list should be full of bliss!

    • Susan
      June 12, 2011 at 6:30 am

      Oh man, this just made ME feel older!

      Hope you had a wonderul time celebrating your birthday Jenna!! xo

  • JenE
    June 12, 2011 at 5:54 am

    You’re beautiful, a fantastic cook and I love your style. These things I can tell from reading your blog. And 26! Your Mama should be very very proud of her daughter.
    Many blessings to you, and thanks for sharing your life.
    Mama Jen E
    -cookin’ for my babies

  • kristina@beancakes
    June 12, 2011 at 6:36 am

    wow! your hair is so much longer ~ it looks great! happy birthday to you 😉
    xo~ kristina

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    June 12, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Great goals!!! And holy moly! When did your hair get so long???!!!

  • Cait's Plate
    June 12, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you get all that and more 🙂

  • Kris
    June 12, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Happy Birthday! Love your list. I’m can help with #8, learn to sew. Stop by our store in Napa. We can teach you how to sew a pillow!

  • Amber K
    June 12, 2011 at 8:23 am

    You are such a beautiful person inside and out, I hope you have an amazing year!

  • kat
    June 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

    happy birthday. thank you for spreading happiness through your fantastic recipes and entertaining and thoughtful words.

  • dana @ my little celebration
    June 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

    You are so pretty and your hair is GORGEOUS! Happy b-day and good luck with your 26th year to do list! I know you can do it :D.

  • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
    June 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

    you look beautiful!! love the hair! happy belated birthday!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    June 12, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Happy Birthday! Good luck with your goals- I would love to read about your adventures with a new puppy! You should do that one first. I think that would help you accomplish your laughing goal too 🙂

  • Katie @ peacebeme
    June 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Love all these things, Jenna. Your blog gets better all the time! 🙂 My 26th birthday is next week. 🙂

    I think you should definitely think about tackling a 14er or something. I did one a few years ago and it was amazing. Hiking and walking are the best exercise, I think, good for the body and mind and so many less injuries.

  • Mellie
    June 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I’m glad you went with the wedges, they were cute! Happy belated birthday.

  • Pam
    June 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!!
    Awesome list of goals you have, can’t wait to read about you achieving each and every one of them. Wishing you an amazing year ahead 🙂
    Be well,

  • Tropical Eats
    June 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    happy bday!!!!

    purdy hair.

  • Skinny Fat Kid
    June 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Great goals! I’m on my 27th year, but can totally relate to most of these goals. Last year, we got our puppy Izzy, planted some veggies (and failed until this year) and I started volunteering for a local animal shelter. I think I will jump on board with the using coupons and buying things on sale as well as the skin care! Need to start preventing wrinkles before its too late!

  • Joel
    June 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I’d add watch Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition on Monday nights on ABC at 10pm/9c to your list.

  • sirenjess
    June 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Happy birthday week!!!! I love your goals. I made your peanut butter snacking bread and it’s awesome! Thanks for posting that recipe.

  • Jaime
    June 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Holy pretty lady, Batman!!! I love your hair…I am a bit jealous of it to be Happy Birthday!! I love your list, all good things! My goal this year is to HIRE someone to do the vacuuming for me..hehe…with a dog whose shedding resembles a BLIZZARD, I am OVER IT!! Haha!!

  • Carey @ Positively Blonde
    June 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! I love the idea of creating a list of things to do in the next year, kinda like a New Year’s resolution- love it! I think I’ll do that next month when my birthday comes around 🙂

  • Tamar
    June 12, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Happy Belated Jenna! I hope it was a wonderful day.

  • The Newlywed Chefs
    June 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    We are birthday buddies!! Many happy returns 🙂

  • Brooke @ Bittersweetb
    June 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! I love your to do list for your 26th year, what a great idea!

  • Raewyn
    June 12, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday, Jenna! I hope it was a blessed one filled with love, laughter, chocolate, and amazing pizza. You look so beautiful! Love the long hair – are those extensions??

  • Amy
    June 13, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Beautiful list <3 (And I'll be totally unoriginal and echo many other readers: LOVE the hair… gorgeous! 🙂

  • jenna
    June 13, 2011 at 6:40 am

    omg jenna! i LOVE your long hair and happy birthday!

  • JosephineTomato
    June 13, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Here is a link to a blog I read in Denver (A Little Junk in My Trunk) about her shopping exploits at Goodwill. Perhaps these tips will help with the buying more things on sale item 🙂 Even if there isn’t a Goodwill store in your town, I bet there is some type of thrift store close by and it is fabulous!

  • gia
    June 13, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Tip for saving money/buying things on sale: Come up with a goal/savings account for a specific thing, like saving for a house or a puppy or moving and then it makes saving money so much easier. 🙂

  • Kristen
    June 13, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I love this list and hope you achieve all of these things! As for the puppy, please please adopt one from a shelter or a rescue organization. There are so many wonderful dogs (and even puppies) out there in need of a good home! Rescues make the very best pets. Have fun!

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian)
    June 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    happy belated birthday!! hope you had a good one! 🙂