Remember When


So, yes, I apologize about whatever technical difficulties y’all have been having when ordering wine. I was told that all the kinks were worked out but, obviously, they are not…shipping is supposed to be free so when I go to work today I’ll take action on fixing that!

This morning I had some coffee while I wrote for a little while, early, and then made a big bowl of oats a little later.



1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1/2 scoop protein, 2 tsp maca, 1 banana, pumpkin butter, almond butter!

I’m off to write a little more and then head to the gym before work. I leave you with this “candid” photo of Christie and I, a year ago, trimming the tree. I’ll never forget that night a year ago because that was the night of my company christmas party and I got soooooooooooo sick. We were laughing the other day that a year ago I lived in her house with her parents…and she lived in New Orleans.


I’m so excited for my friends to get here tomorrowwwww!!!!

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  • Karla
    December 2, 2009 at 7:25 am

    That blue dress looks awesome on you!

  • Ameena
    December 2, 2009 at 7:44 am

    I second that…the blue dress looks gorgeous!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    December 2, 2009 at 7:47 am

    If I didn’t know you were on your way to a party, I would have though hey, those girls are pretty dressed up just to trim a tree. I think I was in track pants last weekend doing mine.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 2, 2009 at 7:47 am

    I third that – gorgeous blue dress!

  • Evan Thomas
    December 2, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Yum those oats look good

  • Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers)
    December 2, 2009 at 7:57 am

    I’m with everyone else – great dress!

  • Kat
    December 2, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Jenna, Love that dress! Hope you still have it for this holiday season- it looks great on you!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    December 2, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Love the dress! πŸ˜€ That color blue is gorgeous!

    I can’t wait to set up the tree this year…it’s one of the many highlights of every December. πŸ˜€

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 2, 2009 at 8:10 am

    I love decorating Christmas trees. It’s just the best and will never, ever get old. Couple the tree decorating with the smell of baked goods in the oven, some sort of cheesy Christmas music, egg nog, and I’m a happy camper.

    I also love almond butter in oats, but that’s been established. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your friends!

  • Mel
    December 2, 2009 at 8:18 am

    I have to agree with everyone else, that dress is beautiful on you!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 2, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Trimming the christmas tree is one of my favorite things to do.
    This year I’m making some of my own ornaments. I’m excited!

  • Erin
    December 2, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Love those dresses — aren’t Christmas memories the best?!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 2, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Yaaaay love the tree πŸ˜€

  • legalstyle
    December 2, 2009 at 8:32 am

    to echo everybody else, that dress is just STUNNING on you! enjoy the day!

  • lindsay
    December 2, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Aww what a lovely picture, you do look stunning in the blue dress πŸ™‚ I like the gold one your friend is wearing too!!!

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    December 2, 2009 at 8:38 am

    hoooray! I know you will have a blast with your girlfriends!

  • Jil
    December 2, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Such a great picture! Memories like that are just the best.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 2, 2009 at 8:43 am

    That blue dress is gorgeous on you!

  • Olga @ Healthing It
    December 2, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Yay! I’m so glad you get to see your friends πŸ™‚
    Your breakfast looks great, have a good day at work!

  • Erin
    December 2, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Cute dresses! Love spending time with the high school friends, they are the best!

  • Jenna
    December 2, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I have a holiday party tonight. I’m hoping to not get sick πŸ™‚ Have fun at work!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 2, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Love the blue dress! Nice photo.

  • nicole
    December 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

    seriously…where’d you get that dress? its a great color

  • Tania @ Moment Anew
    December 2, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Silly question, but I’m loving that little bowl! I noticed you’ve got it in a few colours. Where did you find them?? They’re super cute!

  • sarah
    December 2, 2009 at 9:45 am

    so, i was looking back at your new year’s resolutions from a year ago and here’s what i found:

    Be more patient and accepting to God’s word in my life
    ride my bike whenever and wherever possible to cut down on gas and energy and get more exercise!
    go deeper with my yoga practice and know that it is a perfectly acceptable form of exercise
    Eat for pleasure!
    get involved with a Church in Tampa and volunteer with youth group
    start and stick to a savings account
    expand blog and really work to make a living by writing
    finish first draft of my book
    check out more books at the library
    get involved with Junior League in Tampa
    Join a women’s bible study and make more Christian girlfriends to pray with

    haha. it’s funny how things change, huh?

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    December 2, 2009 at 9:56 am

    oats look great! That is an adorable pic of you guys!!! Isn’t it funny what can change in a year!? I hope you have a great item with your friends!

  • Brittney
    December 2, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Have fun with your friends!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    December 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

    So cute. It’s amazing what can happen in a year…never thought I’d find myself where I am now either!! Crazy!

    Have a good day!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    December 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Cute blue dress Jenna!

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    December 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

    There is NOTHING better than good friends coming to visit! Have a blast!

  • Light Delight with TouTou
    December 2, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Oh its X’mas season already! yah!!

  • Jenna
    December 2, 2009 at 10:22 am

    yahhh for your friends coming tomorrow!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    December 2, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Aww, memories of past tree decorating! Jenna I agree with everyone else that that blue dress is smokin’!!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    December 2, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Love the blue dress! Also, I have a question – Do you prefer oatmeal or oatbran? Are there any nutritional differences?

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    December 2, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Have fun with your friends!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    December 2, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Wow, a lot really does change in a year! Love your oats, they always looks so good (even though I eat them too, yours look better, ha ha).

  • Lizzy
    December 2, 2009 at 11:40 am

    yay for friends coming to visit! i bet you are so excited! πŸ™‚

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Have fun with your friends!!!! Friend visits are the best πŸ™‚

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    December 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I have pumpkin butter!I am definitely trying that on some oats soon. Any excuse to spread pumpkin butter on anything, I will take it!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    December 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Those oats look great!! oooh I must set up our tree this weekend – I have been so slack!!!

  • Katie
    December 2, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Hey lady,
    What kind of protein powder do you like?
    I always struggle to find a GOOD ONE!

    Check out my blog for a new GIVEAWAY and SONGDOWNLOADS of the DAY!

  • cyndi
    December 2, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Love the blog for so many reasons! Good luck with your book – can’t wait to hear more about it!

    Question – where did you get those cute bowls for your oatmeal?

  • candice
    December 2, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Mmm, those oats look super-creamy and absolutely delish. I love the globs of almond butter on top—heaven. Have fun tomorrow!

  • Katie
    December 2, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Hey Jenna! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my MacBook Pro. Totally worth the money. I had the MacBook and the white got so dirty and cracked and was not enough memory. My husband bought me my new Pro about two months ago and it is FANTASTIC. Worth the money. And ask about discounts — Mac gives discounts for everything. Good luck! Katie

  • Alyssa
    December 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I love that dress, gorgeous blue color! And I totally remember that pic, hopefully the holidays will be sickness-free this year πŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    December 2, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    What a fun picture! πŸ™‚

  • laci
    December 2, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    love the last pic, so festive! Hope u have fun w/ your besties! πŸ™‚

  • Meggilizz
    December 2, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    LOL!!! I lurve ‘candid’ shots like that!!! πŸ˜€ YAAAAY for good friends visiting!!! Y’all are gonna have such a good time!!!!

  • ellen eats beets
    December 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Girl your bowls ALWAYS make me miss oatmeal. I can’t wait to make myself a HUGE bowl when I get back to the US!

  • Jolene (
    December 2, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    That blue dress looks amazing on you!!

  • Kayla
    December 2, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Mac’s are the only way to go! I’d just go for the Macbook Pro… I mean, if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it right!!! πŸ˜‰

    Breakfast looks yummy- as always!