Old Friends

Hello friends!

I know you have all waited in eager suspense for the winner of the Avocate giveaway so without anything further, the random winner is………Amritika! She wrote: “Yay Avocate! I use only natural and chemical free products for my sensitive skin. This sounds like a perfect opportunity to try something before I invest and buy it myself.”

Thank you, Amritika!!! Please shoot me an email with your shipping info! 🙂

I was sort of down last night but feel much better this morning, partially because I’m planning a trip home to see my best friend, Christie, tomorrow! We haven’t seen each other since May when I spontaneously road tripped up to see her in Charleston for a weekend and we have a LOT to catch up on. 🙂

This morning I had an old classic:


Oatmeal made with almond milk, banana and cinnamon topped with blueberries and barney buttah! Plus, a grapefruit half—


I’m headed to yoga at noon and starting a new bible study with some girls from church this evening….my next post might come a little later because Wednesdays are always quite busy!
Stay tuned!

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    August 19, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Have fun at yoga! Give Jen a big hug for me. Wish I was there to practice with you!

    Glad you are feelinga bit better today. Friends always make it better.

    Have a good one, sweet friend!

  • holly the healthy everythingtarian
    August 19, 2009 at 9:54 am

    have a wonderful day – enjoy your wednesday and yay for visits with friends. smile 🙂

  • angharad
    August 19, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Super! That bowl of oats looks so warm and comforting! It’s cold and rainy here today – apparently August forgot Minnesota – and that looks so appealing!!

  • Whitney
    August 19, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Yay for old friends and new bible study groups. Bible study is a great place for NEW friends as well!

  • Jessica
    August 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Yum yum that’s exactly what I had for breakfast- minus the grapefruit. And glad you are feeling better!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    August 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Mmmm – your bowl of oats looks like a mountain with barney butter “snow” at the peak…YUMMY! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Megan
    August 19, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I had blueberries with breakfast this morning too! But on wheat pancakes 🙂 I had them on oatmeal yesterday, hehe.
    I am happy to hear you are feeling better this morning. Yay for planning a trip to visit your best friend! That’s wonderful!
    Enjoy your morning…and yoga!

  • Cynthia (It all changes)
    August 19, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Have a wonderful day! I need to find a bible study where I’m not the leader. What are you ladies going to study?

  • Shannon The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 19, 2009 at 10:10 am

    congrats to the winner!! Have a great Yoga Wednesday 🙂 Those oats and grapefruit half look mighty tasty <3

  • Traci
    August 19, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Oh Jenna…Happy to hear you are feeling better this morning. You have had lots on your mind the past few months. I love the mantra I have on my wall at work “I can choose to be happy”. It means that happiness is the result of small decisions we make all day long. Whether it’s wearing a favorite necklace or catching up with old friends who make you feel good. So good for you with your planned trip to see Christie. Enjoy the day!

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    August 19, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Yum your oats look fab, having them for brekkie tomorrow too!

  • brandi
    August 19, 2009 at 10:16 am

    today sounds like fun – have a great time at yoga and Bible study!

  • One Year No Diets!
    August 19, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I bet today will be very uplifting for you, and that it will be a great day! Enjoy everything!

  • Denise (the apple hill adventurer)
    August 19, 2009 at 10:22 am

    what a tasty breakfast! i cant wait until its cool out enough to start eating oatmeal here :p

    blueberries make anything extra special too :p

  • Nekeisha
    August 19, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I am doing a week of yoga, I started on Sunday and it is going surprisingly well. I have done it a couple times a week and know that it can produce a good sweat but never thought it was enough but after HLS and hearing you talk aboout it I thought I would give it another try. Now I am not absolutely loving it, but I am doing cat, cow, table, upward and downward facing dog. I find myself sitting up straighter (especially in the car where I tend to sink down when driving) so I am definitely getting something out of it. After my week I’ll see how much of it I want to continue. Thanks for the inspiration which ever which way I decide to go after Saturday.

  • Susan
    August 19, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Aww, I love catching up with old friends. Makes me kinda want to see mine!! I’ve been craving old oat combos lately too, even in the summer heat! Have fun at yoga 🙂

  • Nina
    August 19, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Glad you’re feeling better, Jenna. Friends make everything better!

  • Dave Fannin
    August 19, 2009 at 10:32 am

    gotta love that berney butter!

  • Lizzy
    August 19, 2009 at 10:38 am

    aww so glad that your feeling better jenna! 🙂 have a wonderful Wednesday!

  • Sarah
    August 19, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Oh my gosh, I can’t believe that was May when you went last — this summer has flown by!

    I just recently re-tried oats with PB and blueberries and I was amazed at how much I loved it…maybe even more than banana?! 😉

    August 19, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Yea to feeling better! The title of this post reminds me of a song we used to sing in Girl Scouts, “make new friends, but keep the old…” or something like that. Now it’s stuck in my head. Enjoy your busy Wednesday!

  • Ali
    August 19, 2009 at 10:56 am

    YAY! For a trip to visit old friends! I just when to TX to visit a friend I hadn’t seen in a really long time. There is nothing like it! Enjoy yoga.

  • K
    August 19, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Barney butter is making a comeback! I love that stuff!!

  • ShutupandRun
    August 19, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Wow the Barney butter almost looked like Cheez Wiz. But I knew better than that!!

  • Jolene (
    August 19, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Have a great day! I hope the sun is shining where you are 🙂

  • Katie
    August 19, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I hope you love your new Bible study!!!! Fellowship with my Christian Sisters ranks as the #1 way to boost my mood 🙂

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    August 19, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Good for you for planning a trip to visit your friend… seeing old buddies and having some good ol fashioned girl time never fails to cheer me up. I’m sure it will work wonders for you too!

  • Julie
    August 19, 2009 at 11:54 am

    The blogs have been inundated with barney butter since the summit! It makes me want to buy a whole case!

  • Jil
    August 19, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Mmm. Looks so good! And I see Boston’s rubbed off on you…”barney buttah!” haha 🙂

  • Natalie
    August 19, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    The oatmeal looks great…it’s making me hungry 🙂

    Have a great trip!

  • Sarah R
    August 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow. Hope you enjoyed yoga!

  • cali
    August 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I’m totally making peanut butter banana oats tomorrow! Scrumptious.

    I hope yoga is invigorating and energizing. 🙂


  • Kristen @ Simply Savor
    August 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Enjoy yoga and the bible study Jenna!

    There’s seriously nothing more comforting than being surrounded by your close friends (although oatmeal is a very close 2nd) 😉 hope you have a great time tomorrow!

  • cmath
    August 19, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    Have you ever thought about doing an online bible study- maybe once a week readers can following along online and/or have an open forum to speak about it? Just a thought! I have a hard time finding anyone in my area that is involved in such a group 🙂

  • Jenna
    August 19, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Have fun @ yoga!! 🙂 your peanutbutter oats have me craving them!

  • britt
    August 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    how exciting that you get to go catch up with an old friend. i’m sure it will be good for you!

    i’m so jealous you get to go to yoga today. have fun!

  • Jessica
    August 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    looks delicious 🙂
    have fun at yoga!

  • Sara
    August 19, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    That nut-butter “frosting” looks superb, as usual.

  • Lorraine
    August 19, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Jenna. I’d love to know what bible study you are doing. I just started Beth Moore’s Beloved Disciple and I’m loving it. You actually inspired me to look into Beth Moore last spring when you were doing Esther and I did the online version of her Believing God study. It was exactly what I needed at that point in my life and it was truly life changing. I can’t thank you enough for pointing me in her direction! Best of luck with your study!

    • jenna
      August 19, 2009 at 2:06 pm


      We are doing a study on prayer…I’m not sure what materials we will be using! I LOVE Beth Moore and am thinking about actually re-doing her Believing God study because it changed my life sooo much. Amazing stuff!

  • Holly
    August 19, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    all this barney butter is making me have cravings!

  • Michelle R
    August 19, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    That bowl of oats looks so creamy and delicious! I miss oatmeal, it’s way too hot in my house in the summertime to even think about a warm breakfast. Can’t wait for fall so I can break out my old favorite. Love your blog.

  • Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    August 19, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Yum, your breakfast looks SO delicious!!! 😀

    I have been loving yoga. I do an hour of it almost every morning. It’s fantabulous!!!

    Enjoy your yoga and bible study. Have a great day!


  • Liz
    August 19, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    I’m curious whatever happened to blogging for the Vinyard in CA?? I know Murphy Goode didn’t work out, but what about the other one!?


    • jenna
      August 19, 2009 at 5:03 pm


      Patience 🙂

  • BethT
    August 19, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I didn’t really love Barney butter, but I have found a new almond butter that I adore…Blue Diamond Honey AB!

  • katey
    August 19, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Yum, oatmeal is just so perfect 🙂

  • sandhiya
    August 19, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Looking at your exercise log..I notice a lot of run, and yoga. Do you strength train? or Yoga is the flexibility and strength training mechanism for you?

    • jenna
      August 19, 2009 at 5:03 pm


      Nope–I really don’t strength train at all. Yoga is my strength training form of choice!

  • Leianna
    August 19, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Charleston road trippie sounds wonderful! Have fun at your new Bible Study, are you studing a book of the Bible or a book about the Bible? I always like to get new ideas for my Bible Study group!

  • Meg
    August 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Barney Butter is delicious! I hope you have a wonderful day, and enjoy Bible Study group!! Tomorrow sounds like it’s gonna be a lot of fun, can’t wait to hear about it 🙂

  • Meg
    August 19, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Yeah for visiting friends! Hope you enjoyed yoga!

  • Ania
    August 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Hey Jenna!

    Although we never officially met at the summit, I just wanted to say thanks for all your effort planning it! It was a good time! : )

    And I saw you rockin those hot pink heels! Love them!!!!!

  • Jocelyn
    August 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    yummy lookin oats! Glad to hear you are taking part in a new bible study 🙂 Enjoy!