So Far, So Great


Thank you all SO MUCH for all the wonderful birthday messages!!!!!!! I smiled every time I checked the blog! 🙂

This is going to quite quick since I have a feeling Ryan is about to walk in the door and we are headed out for cocktails then dinner! I didn’t end up doing yoga or exercising at all today (except for a beach walk!) because I went to Macy’s and spent my birthday gift card! More on that in a bit 🙂

Today I tried this for lunchie:



I was keeping everything pretty light since I want to be super hungry tonight when I totally indulge in a fantastic meal with delicious cocktails and wine (and dessert…and bread…and sides…and appetizers…….you get the picture!). So, I just had this veggie burger on a whole wheat arnold’s sandwich thin with hummus & honey mustard and a lot of juicy melon!


This veggie burger was VERY substantial….each burger patty is 220 calories and has a whopping 21 grams of protein. It kept me full all afternoon to say the least!

My mom and I enjoyed a wonderful 30 minute beach walk—-


And then I got to sit and read in the sunshine—-


And when I came home, I had a big surprise! Edible Arrangements!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Liz! I have never gotten one of these before and it is just the best thing ever. The fruit is all so fresh and juicy! I immediately had a few pieces of mango and two chocolate covered strawberries just because 🙂 SO GOOD!


After we got home from the beach, I immediately headed to the salon to get my fur trimmed 🙂



SO SHORT! I love it!! I actually brought in a picture of Katie Holmes and told her I wanted the same ‘do. So light and easy for summer!

And then there was another fruit plate for a snack….I can’t get enough!


And here’s a sneak peak of my new dress for tonight! It’s LONG and I adore it!


xoxoxo my chariot awaits!

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  • Allison
    June 11, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your hair!!! A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! Happy Birthday, too! 🙂

  • Allison
    June 11, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    P.S. What brand and when did you get your sunglasses? Love ’em too!

    • jenna
      June 11, 2009 at 6:32 pm


      Those were like $15 from SteinMart. Got ’em about 7 weeks ago! They are Jessica Simpson brand!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    June 11, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Your Katie Holmes cut is adorable!! Katie went to my gym in North Carolina — isn’t that the coolest? I always saw her on the stair stepper and the treadmill — and I got star struck EVERY time.

    Have a fantabulous dinner and a terrific rest of your birthday!!

  • Carrie H
    June 11, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Happy, happy birthday, Jenna! Have a fabulous dinner. You deserve it!

  • Jocelyn
    June 11, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    do it up girl!! sounds fab!! Have a great time! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  • Peabody
    June 11, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    The haircut is way cute!
    Enjoy your celebrating tonight!

  • Jenny
    June 11, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    ahhh HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA :)! love the hair and the bathing suit, work it girl!

    have an amazing night in that fabulous dress, princess ;)<3

  • Erin
    June 11, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    have a great night Jenna! happy birthday 🙂 you look beautiful as always – can’t wait to see the dress!

  • Allison
    June 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Cute hair! 😀

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    June 11, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    FABULOUS! All of it – dress, hair, day, edible arrangement! What a lucky girl you are! Have a wonderful birthday evening out! 😀

  • Alyssa
    June 11, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Your hair looks awesome! And hope the rest of your birthday is great!!! 🙂

  • Maria
    June 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that you are having a great time. Reading at the beach must be amazing! I must say that you hair is super chic and looks just like Katie’s :D.

    Hope you enjoy that dinner and cocktails!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 11, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I love your hair! So short and so cute!!

  • Gena (Choosing Raw)
    June 11, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Your hair looks great!
    And happy, happy birthday, dear Jenna!


  • Amelia
    June 11, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Cute haircut! I totally see the Katie Holmes-influence. Glad to hear your b-day is going well so far! 🙂

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    June 11, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Love the haircut! Have fun tonight!

  • Emily
    June 11, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    happy birthday!
    i’ve been reading your blog for awhile now & i figured i might as well comment for once! hope all your birthday wishes come true! 🙂

  • Emily
    June 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Happy Bday Jenna! Glad you got to hit the beach and get your hair done! I love your new cut; it’s so perfect for summer!

  • Fattie Fatterton
    June 11, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! You look fabulous!

  • Anne
    June 11, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! You look fabulous!

  • Recipes for Creativity
    June 11, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Your hair looks awesome!

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    June 11, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Hair is adorable. Enough said. 🙂

  • Jewels
    June 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna 🙂 Have a great night!

  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    June 11, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Gorgeous! All of it: the hair, the beach, the dress, the fruit arrangement. You deserve every glorious bit!

  • Nicole
    June 11, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Happy birthday! Looks like it’s been a great day!!

  • Jerilynne
    June 11, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!!!

  • Danielle
    June 11, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Happy birthday to you, I love your new ‘do, happy birthday sweet Jenna, happy 24th birthday to you! I’m glad you’ve been enjoying your special day 🙂

  • Donna
    June 11, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Love, love, love your hair! Happy Birthday… have a great night out!

  • Kori (All Things B.)
    June 11, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Jenna, I think you have short hair syndrome! I get it every summer when I cut off about 4 inches and then I go back for another 2… before you know it I have a chin length bob! Nice to see I’m not alone in the world 😉 Glad the b-day is turning out fabulous!

    For all you readers, stop by and enter my Amazing Grass giveaway! This stuff is incredible!

  • Julie
    June 11, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Love the new ‘do!!! Super cute. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy your evening!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    June 11, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Happy Birthday! You look so lovely!

  • April
    June 11, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Happy birthday! Love your haircut!

  • brandi
    June 11, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Glad you’re having a good day so far and your haircut is so cute! I can’t wait to see the indulgent b-day dinner and dress!

    have a great date night!

  • Cathy
    June 11, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Your hair is VERY nice, but you’d probably look good with a shaved head! Happy Birthday from one Gemini to another!

  • Sammie
    June 11, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I love your haircut – you look beauteous. I hope you have a great b-day dinner.
    Also I love that blue & white striped shirt with the little ruffled collar.

  • Liza
    June 11, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Have fun tonight Jenna!! 🙂

  • Cecile
    June 11, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    You are so freakin’ cute! I love the new hair. I hope you have a fabulous, indulgent birthday dinner with your man. You deserve it, girl!

  • K
    June 11, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    LOVE the new ‘do! I have that blue and white shirt 😉

    Hope you have a great evening!!

  • Kristie
    June 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Jenna! LOVE the new do, so cute and definitely a perfect summer cut. Have an AWESOME birthday dinner. Can’t wait for the recap 🙂

  • Emily L.
    June 11, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    It’s your birthday, have a dinner fit for a queen!

  • april
    June 11, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Happy birthday! I love the new ‘do!

  • Mara @ What's for Dinner?
    June 11, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Have a great time tonight!!! I left you a little something on my blog post, if you have a minute 🙂

  • Meredith
    June 11, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    happy happy birthday jenna!!! love the haircut, you look super chic 🙂

  • Kirsten
    June 11, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna! I hope you have had a wonderful day. You deserve the best! =) Cute haircut too!

  • jenna
    June 11, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    i love your new haircut!!

  • Katherine
    June 11, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Your haircut looks fabulous and it looks like you’ve had an awesome birthday so far – can’t wait to read about tonight!

  • Layne
    June 11, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Cute hair!!
    Have a great night celebrating — Happy birthday!

  • elliebelle
    June 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    LOVE the haircut!!! Way better than Katie Holmes! 🙂 Have a wonderful birthday dinner!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    June 11, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I love that dress! Have fun tonight!

  • Kath
    June 11, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Looking smokin’ hot on your b-day!!! Hope you have a great dinner.

  • Meg
    June 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday! Looks like it is turning out to be a wonderful one! ENJOY!

  • Megan
    June 11, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Happy Birthday! Welcome to The mid-late twenties club! I just turned 28 yesterday and let me tell ya 30 is coming too quick for me! Glad your enjoying your day 😀

  • Ali
    June 11, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Your hair is soooooo cute! Have a wonderful birthday!

  • Adi (
    June 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Bonne fete Jenna!
    And your hair is so chic! Je l’adore! 🙂

  • justrun
    June 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Cute hair, Jenna! And I think that has got to be a fun dress! Happy Birthday!

  • Laura
    June 11, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! I hope you have a super-fantastic night! Your hair cut looks fabulous!

  • Amy C.
    June 11, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!! I love the haircut. It’s so cute and perfect for summer. 🙂

  • Heather R.
    June 11, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Jenna!!
    Love your haircut, looks super cute! Hope you have a fabulous time at dinner!

  • LK- Healthy Delcious
    June 11, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    your hair is so cute! and you look awesome in that bathing suit… damn. I feel like a cow.

    The sandwich thins looks perfect for the burger! I hate how normal buns are too bready with thin burgers like that,

  • Matt
    June 11, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Enjoy your dinner tonight! And I like the hair!

  • Julia at Jogging My Memory
    June 11, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Your hair looks fabulous! Have a great time with Ryan!

  • Lisa
    June 11, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Your hair looks fab! And Happy Birthday!! I love your blog!

  • Priyanka
    June 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Your haircut looks so cute!! Have a great dinner!

    And Happy birthday again!

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    June 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm


  • kathleen
    June 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    your hair looks aaaaaamaaaaaaazing! happy bday.

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    June 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Great haircut!

    Glad you had a nice day!

  • Whitney
    June 11, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I love your hair…and your shoes! I want them!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Glad to hear the birthday is going well! Sounds like a wonderful afternoon on the beach! Have a wonderful evening and I can’t wait to see that dress! 🙂

  • Katherine
    June 11, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Happy Birthday! You look beautiful!

  • Amanda
    June 11, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    edible arrangements are SUCH a good gift. and your hair looks adorable!

  • Sarah
    June 11, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    LOVE your hair! Happy birthday! 🙂

  • Jessica
    June 11, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Happy birthday!
    You look beautiful and stylish.
    Enjoy your wonderful dinner 🙂

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    June 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Jenna I love love love loooove your hair like that!!! That length looks absolutely adorable on you! Hope you have a fantastic time tonight!

  • Still Life in South America
    June 11, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I’ll join everyone else—I love your hair! 🙂

    Hope you had a terrific birthday night.

  • sue
    June 12, 2009 at 12:03 am

    LOVE the new do’! so chic!

  • Marina
    June 12, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Happy birthday!! Great hair cut! Hope you enjoy every course of your meal!

  • Tay
    June 12, 2009 at 12:18 am

    How funny – I had your EXACT same lunch for my dinner! I found the burgers buried in the fridge, and just bought those sandwich thins today to try out! Yummm 🙂

    That fruit arrangement looks beautiful! My mom tried to send me one for my birthday, but they didn’t deliver to where my school is! Delisioso!!

  • Casey
    June 12, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Happy birthday Jenna! You look blissfully happy 🙂

    You mentioned in an earlier blog that you did a one month yoga challenge? What type of yoga was it, if you don’t mind my asking?


  • bibixs
    June 12, 2009 at 12:27 am

    happy b-lated bday Jenna!!
    i hope u had a blast 😀
    i love those edible arrengements!we had to make one for one class last semester and even though it wasn’t so pretty, we had a good time making it (and eating it :P)

  • Ali
    June 12, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Your hair makes Katie Holmes’s look laaame, because yours is just soo much cuter! And your edible arrangement looks dankity dankk

  • Katie
    June 12, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Sounds like a perfect birthday, from the beach to the VG gift, to your beautiful haircut! Hope tonight was just as yummy and romantic as you’d hoped 🙂

  • Stacey
    June 12, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Cute new “do” 🙂 It totally suites you! Can’t wait to see the dress 🙂

  • Emily Eats
    June 12, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Looks like a great day Jenna!
    Your hair cut looks good too ~ perfect for the season, as you say.
    Have a wonderful evening, I’m sure you will!

  • greenbean
    June 12, 2009 at 6:31 am

    your hair is perfect! happy birthday!

  • Lacey
    June 12, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Happy Birthday Day. Your hair looks super cute. I need to have my fur trimmed too 🙂

  • Laura wants sprinkles
    June 12, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Happy Birthday!

    I love edible arrangements, but every time I see them I laugh, thanks to my hubby. The other there was a commerical for them urging you to “get one for your husband for fathers day”. Hubby turned to me and said “honey, if you ever want to get me one…don’t.” The he paused and said “Unless it’s made only of bacon”.

    Ahh, men.

  • Mindy
    June 12, 2009 at 11:38 am

    I LOVE THE NEW HAIR!!! It’s perfect on you 🙂

  • Jess
    June 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Love the new do….very pretty and quite trendy!

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