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Sugar High

Hello, hello! Lots of exciting things to discuss. Get ready.

This morning I felt like I had a food hangover when I woke up. This is why I don’t eat too many burgers….I felt very “blehhhhhh” this morning and STARVING, which is the tell tale sign my food wasn’t really balanced last night. However, I remedied that with a big glass of water and a big bowl of overnight oats 🙂


And then (after oatmeal digested!) did an hour of a Dave Farmar podcast in my pjs. Felt great to get twisting and moving!

Had an early lunch before heading in to work. I roasted a butternut squash until it almost caramelized and then ate half of it in chunks with a Trader Joe’s chicken burger smothered in hummus (and hot sauce..duh!) and an apple. It was really satisfying!


Work was good…I can’t complain. The weather was freaking phenomenallllllll today (75 degrees and sunny) and I got to be outside all afternoon pouring Cabernet Franc at our event. I even got tan lines…felt right at home there. 😉 I did snack on a Pure bar while I was pouring but it missed the camera’s eye.

Had a glass of wine with my coworkers while we cleaned up and then got home around 6:30 and heated up a bowl of my potato leek soup with a little sheeps milk cheese melted in….with another apple! Looove honeycrisp.


And now, here comes the exciting stuff!

1. I found the BEST frozen yogurt place EVER in Healdsburg!!!!!



Okay, so get this: right when you walk into Yogurt Time you grab your own cup and you PORTION YOUR OWN FROZEN YOGURT AND ADD YOUR OWN TOPPINGS!!!!!!! Can you FEEL the excitement through the computer screen??!?!! I wish I could like grab your shoulders and tell you how cool this place is. They charge by weight so you can add as much or as little frozen yogurt to your cup, mix whatever you want, and go crazy with toppings! It’s like a big frozen yogurt bar. I think the girl that worked there thought I was a crazy person because I was literally jumping up and down with excitement. Plus, it’s SUPER cheap! I filled my cup with a mix of cookies n cream and reeses froyo and then on top added oreo and butterfinger pieces. A dream come true.

2. is addicting (mom & dad are you reading this??!)

So, I’ve never really been good with money….or math…or numbers in general. My brain doesn’t work in dollar signs…I’m a writer, not an accountant! However, living on my own has made me very VERY aware of every single penny leaving my purse and offers a free way to track your finances. It links to your bank account and you can add all your loan/credit card/car payments…everything…right in and it will always let you know how much you have and what your budget is looking like. I’m sort of obsessed.


51gZwAX6YvL._SL500_AA280_-2Oooohhhh my!!!!!!! I’ve wanted a dslr for a loooong time now and losing my camera charger was the final push I needed. Either I was going to have to go spend $50 on a new charger and then keep using my duck taped together camera that is half broken, or just make the plunge into dslr-land…… I chose the latter. Good thing I now use to help me with my budget! 😉 I ordered my camera on with overnight shipping because, well, my point and shoot is basically DEAD and I don’t want to keep you guys in the dark without any pictures for the next week! I also ordered the cutest camera bag. So excited. Am going to stick with, and learn from, the general lens that the camera comes with and then probably upgrade next month to the 50 mm f/1.8. SO EXCITED!!!!!


Off to clean the house then read in bed!

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Those are all very exciting!!! I have a slightly similar camera and really love it. I just checked out from your suggestion and it does look pretty cool! My husband is an accountant tho, so I think he’d be annoyed if I tried to show him…haha. 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday off!

  • eatmovelove
    October 24, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Oh my – your pick for Frozen Yogurt was exactly what I would have gotten! I would be at that place every day if I was there – dangerous!!
    Thanks again for your advice about doing the Yoga Teacher Training…I started this weekend and am still very unsure and cautious…be we shall see what happens. I think I need to be okay with not knowing what the future may bring and just be take it for what it is right now. If anyone cares to drop any advice/comments, please check out my posts &/or add me to your Roll…there are soooo many blogs here I have to check out!!
    Enjoy your sundays!

  • Erin
    October 24, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Those type of yogurt places have gotten really popular here, too, over the past year. It’s so much fun to mix flavors and toppings. 🙂

    Congrats on the camera!

  • Jenny @JennyLikesToRun, on a mission to run a marathon for charity!
    October 24, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a really fun and exciting day!! Can’t wait to see the photos you get with your DSLR. Those things are INSAAANE with mean photos 😀
    That frozen yoghurt actually looks soo good. Wish we had a place like that here. When I travel to California, that’s so gonna be a food place I try!

  • Daria @ Daria Can Cook
    October 24, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Mint is so useful! And I love stealing my boyfriend’s dslr – they’re so fun! 🙂

  • Leianna
    October 24, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    That frozen yogurt place sounds amazing, a yogurt bar:) I would be in heaven!
    Yay for a new camera, have fun with it!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    October 24, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    You made a wise investment with the Canon Rebel. I own one, and let me tell you, it’s difficult to take a bad picture with that thing.

    You sure have an eye for frozen yogurt! Congrats on the find!

  • julie
    October 24, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Are those bowls from Anthropologie? They are ADORABLE!

  • angieinatlanta
    October 24, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I love love LOVE frozen yogurt places like that! Anywhere that encourages customer control is great in my book!

    Enjoy your new camera!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 24, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Wow that’s a lot of info 🙂

    I loved mint when I first started using it. I now use mvelopes because I have more to take care of but mint was awesome.

    I love the look of your new camera. I am always jealous of the beautiful pics that all the bloggers take with the fancy cameras. I need a new camera sometime in the future but don’t think I take enough pics for a DSLR.

    That yogurt shop could be dangerous for me. I have a hard time at Whole Foods salad bar because I love it all. I think a yogurt bar with toppings would just be overkill. But looks delicious 🙂

  • Alyssa
    October 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    That’s so exciting!!! Oh how I wish we had that weather in MN right now 🙂 Have fun tomorrow and enjoy it!!!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    October 24, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I love froyo places like that, California has so many of those places, but I always end up getting wayy too much and not being able to finish it! Have fun with your new camera!

  • BroccoliHut
    October 24, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Love all your cute bowls and dishes!
    Can’t wait to see pics with new camera.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    October 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    You’re too funny.. I want some fro-yo right now, even though it’s chilly and raining here in NYC!

  • Kristen @
    October 24, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Love the build-your-own yogurt places. They’re definitely freak-out worthy.
    I have major camera envy! Can’t wait to hear your review of the Rebel.

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats
    October 24, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Congrats on the new camera!! There’s a new yogurt place in Gainesville like that too! It’s called Mochi and they have a toppings bar and everything. It’s very bad at the end though when you end up spending $9 for your fro-yo and toppings hahaha. I OD’d on the sprinkles and fruit!

    Have a great Sunday :)))

  • Erin @ Living and Loving In L.A.
    October 24, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Wow!!! You will have to let me know how the camera is! I’m looking into one of those myself!
    Thanks for introducing us to, I can’t wait to check it out. That sounds like the exact thing I need!
    Also, I can’t get over how excited you look with the yogurt! Isn’t it just the BEST when you find a new treat to love?

  • Lisa
    October 24, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Jenna! That all sounds wonderful, and sometimes I just feel like we are so much alike. Next time you are in NYC you have to go to Yogurtland! It is set up the exact same way (and I get as excited when I go there). It’s 267 Bleecker St – so yummy! Oh, and I signed up with the other day!!! I love the charts!!!

  • Carolyn
    October 24, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    We have a yogurt place like that here called swirls. It’s a tiny little place and I loved it during the summer. I’m a little worried it won’t make it through the winter with this economy. 🙁 Maybe I’ll pay them a visit tomorrow.

  • Mama Pea
    October 24, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    1. I’m glad you got your yoga in!
    2. Adorable braids!!!
    3. I don’t blame you for being stoked about the fro yo…that place sounds awesome.
    4. Congrats on the camera!
    5. Have a great Sunday!!!!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 24, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I totally understand the Yogurt freak-out. Here’s just about my favorite thing to do in Carmel [where I live]. Walk from the beach at the end of Ocean Ave all the walk down to Carmel River, then up past the marshes and around past Clint Eastwood’s Mission Inn, and to Carmel Mission. Light candles. THEN proceed to YOGURT HEAVEN at Carmel Crossroads Village. Put this in contacts when come to Carmel don’t want to miss this place. The large vanilla/choc swirl cup has about 120 calories and is delicious. I am not a junk-food person or snacker but love this.

    Thanks for the camera and tips. Enjoy your Sunday off.

  • amber
    October 24, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    omg you need to come over here and visit yogurtland. THE best self serve yogurt. Do you not have self serve in Florida?? Oh and ROCK on with MINT!! My dad works for the company that owns them =) I love LOVE mint and their pie charts!!

  • Tay
    October 24, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    You’d never been to a self-serve froyo shop before?! Girl, you were missing out!! They are ALL OVER the place here in CA. Welcome 🙂

  • Jil
    October 24, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    MMM froyo! So good. I totally get your yogurt excitement…I remember my first Pinkberry trip in LA…I think I hummed and giggled through the whole cup. Jealous of your camera purchase!!

  • Jessica
    October 24, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    that is the camera i have and i love it!!
    I also want that lens… argh they are so expensive!
    good luck let me know if you have questions 🙂

  • maria
    October 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    1. That fro-yo shop sounds AMAZING!!!

    2. You will be able to do some really awesome/cool stuff with that Rebel. Seriously!

    3. I used to use Mint, but haven’t been lately.

  • Julia
    October 24, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Sounds like you had a fantastic day! I love also – it makes budgeting so much more simple!

  • Jennifer
    October 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I have the XSi too…LOVE it! Have a look at my pics and see all the fun you can have with it!!!

    PS I’m jealous of your j.o.b.

  • Jolene (
    October 24, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    That froyo bar sounds ridiculous! I want to go!!! Sweet camera girl! Can’t wait to see the results!

  • Emily Eats
    October 25, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Your overnight oats look scrumptious.
    Congratulations on the purchase of your dslr! I’ll look forward to seeing the fancy photos it takes soon 🙂

  • Ryan
    October 25, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Nice camera! I keep borrowing my roommates because i dont have a good one (its on my wishlist!). is really cool, but beware, it will not keep you up to date (day to day) on your finances. Think of it more updating you twice a week or once a week.

    I love (for its statistics/reporting), but you can be slapped with some overdraft fees if you dont pay attention to your online bank statements too.

  • Karla
    October 25, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I just got a Canon Rebel Xsi 2 weeks ago and I love it! It takes amazing pictures!

    Also, I miss frozen yogurt! I just moved to upstate NY from California and there is a serious shortage of fro yo here!

    Congratulations on all the excitement!

  • Diana
    October 25, 2009 at 1:09 am

    That’s a good camera and definitely get the 50mm lens 🙂
    That yogurt place sounds awesome!
    Glad you had a good day!

  • Ellen
    October 25, 2009 at 2:56 am

    1. that frozen yogurt looks incredible, and i LOVE the do-it-yourself idea. genius.
    2. i love as well, but one of my banks changed its online banking software and now it doesn’t work. boo.
    3. i am so jealous of your camera! i have been wanting a DSLR for years. someday 🙁

  • Cara (Cara Craves...)
    October 25, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Oh my gosh that fro-yo looks phenomenal!
    A frozen yogurt bar would be my dream…I have quite the obsession with any frozen dessert and choosing your own topping and everything is Amazing!!! I share in your excitement

  • maren
    October 25, 2009 at 3:50 am

    aren’t the do-it-yourself frozen yogurt places great??? they’re pretty common where im from, im surprised you hadnt seen them and gotten to experience the fun yet!!!!! 😉

  • Dad
    October 25, 2009 at 4:38 am YEAH!!!!!

  • Shannon
    October 25, 2009 at 4:40 am

    I would love to find a frozen yogurt place like that. I would have been jumping up and down too!

  • Susan
    October 25, 2009 at 4:47 am

    That’s so exciting about the new camera!!! I’m in desperate need of a new one and have been contemplating the same camera. Keep us updated on how you like! 🙂

  • Emily
    October 25, 2009 at 4:50 am

    I love that kind of frozen yogurt place!! If you or any of your readers are from the NJ area, we have a place in Princeton called “Twist” that is basically the same thing, and it basically owns a piece of my heart, I love it so much. <3

    And thanks for letting me know about! I have just started off on my own too and I think it will be a good resource. 🙂

  • Emily Eats and Exercises
    October 25, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Congratulations on your new camera! I can’t wait to see the upgraded pictures.
    That fro yo place would be dangerous for me! I like froyo okay, but I LOVE the toppings – I might go overboard 😉

  • Emily Eats and Exercises
    October 25, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Congratulations on your new camera! I can’t wait to see the upgraded pictures.
    That fro yo place would be dangerous for me! I like froyo okay, but I LOVE the toppings – I might go overboard 😉

  • Julie
    October 25, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Wow, congrats on the new camera!! It looks amazing, can’t wait to see new pictures!!

  • Matt
    October 25, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Congrats on the new camera! That will help with some food porn 🙂

  • Kath
    October 25, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Whoo hoo to the fun announcements! LOVE too!

  • CaSaundra
    October 25, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Could you send some of that 70 degree weather towards MN?! I am so not ready for the 30 degrees we’ve been having–it’s literally depressing!!

    That fro-yo place sounds like MY kinda thing! 🙂

  • Antonio
    October 25, 2009 at 6:28 am

    I absolutely look forward to reading your food posts! They give me great ideas whenever I’m food shopping. Good luck with your new camera. Can’t wait to see what you shoot with it.

  • Jenna
    October 25, 2009 at 6:35 am

    yay jenna! those are all exciting news!
    that froyo defs looks delish 🙂

  • Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles)
    October 25, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Very exciting!
    I love froyo, that sounds like the most amazing place!! is awesome, I’m so excited for you and your new camera! I have been drooling over the Canon Rebel for, well, since it came out!!! lol


  • Marcelle
    October 25, 2009 at 6:42 am

    I’m a new reader…

    Love the foods you showcase – what you get in USA compared to Germany is so very different…gives me some ideas.

    I love photography…my hobby, you going to love your new dslr camera…I have a sony!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 25, 2009 at 7:03 am

    We have one of those self-serve fro yo shops in nyc and I love it!! One of my life goals: to own my own fro yo machine 🙂

    I love the chicken burger + hot sauce + hummus combo!

  • Grace
    October 25, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Mmm, ice cream looks yummy. And congrats about the camera!! I’m about ready to invest in a better one myself.

  • Evan Thomas
    October 25, 2009 at 7:06 am

    That frozen yogurt place sounds awesome. How I wish there was somewhere like that near me
    Food hangovers are the best kind of hangover
    I’ve tried using Mint but I can’t understand half of it’s features. Maybe you could do a special post explaining it all since you seem to have figured it out

  • MyThy as in "Mighty" ;)
    October 25, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I told you you’d love 2 things getting to CA: 1) Trader Joe’s and 2) YogurtLand!!! =) You already love TJ’s and Santa Rosa/Sonoma County doesn’t have a YogurtLand chain yet, but really, any self-serve FroYo is AWESOME isn’t it?!?! Most places are $0.30/oz so its hard to not go overboard. I’m lovin’ the Fall flavors of pumpkin pie, gingerbread cookies, but can’t ever say no to PB or taro…
    Is 7:34 am too early for Froyo??? 😉

  • Stephanie
    October 25, 2009 at 7:37 am

    we have a fro yo bar just like that called sweet frogs where you get what you want and then pay – and they even have “tart” flavor which tastes kinda like greek yogurt and is amazing — i think i did a happy dance when i found this place too haha 🙂

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    October 25, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Sounds like such a fantastic frozen yogurt place!

    Oh my gosh, I was just talking about how much I wanted a dslr in one of my most recent posts! Congrats on getting one!

  • Kira
    October 25, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Just thinking about a frozen yoghurt bar has my tummy rumbling. I think I will have to settle for a glass of kefir and OJ instead though, as it is COLD here and nobody in Newfoundland eats anything remotely healthy, so frozen yoghurt is not easy to find!

  • MMiller
    October 25, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Another successful day, Jenna! Great finds! Can’t wait to try! And Froyo…always good!

    Awesome camera choice! Can’t wait to start seeing the pictures! You already do an awesome job!

    Congrats on all the great finds! Enjoy your Sunday!

  • dianacheung
    October 25, 2009 at 9:01 am

    My friend just told me about this weekend! Excited to check it out and be obsessed with my retirement funds on a daily basis!

  • Rachel
    October 25, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Congrats on the new purchase! So lucky.

    Checked out and was quite impressed…but then found out it only supports US-institutions. 🙁 Does anyone know of a similar online service in Canada?

  • Alice
    October 25, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Wow. I LOVE I’ve been using Quicken online, but Mint definitely seems robust-er.

    Also, is it possible you have dyscalculia? I think I do, although I haven’t been diagnosed or whatever, officially. It’s a bit like dyslexia, numbers get turned around in your head, (things like 96 become 69, multiple 000s are hard to keep track of…) it’s hard to tell left from right sometimes, and maps are VERY confusing.

  • Leslie
    October 25, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Another big fan of Mint here. Excellent service, I love having everything in one place and being able to see my overall spending by category. If you take the time to go through your transactions you can fine-tune your categories which is REALLY very helpful.

    Congrats on the camera! I’m dying for one of those, and suspect I’ll give in to temptation when I get my bonus in February. Can’t wait to see new photos!

  • Michelle-pure2raw
    October 25, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Thanks for sharing about, I am not good with money either, so this excited me. Congrats on the camera, cannot wait to see all the pics you take with it.

  • Janna (Just Flourishing)
    October 25, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Wow, this was a VERY exciting post! It made me all excited FOR you!

    Thanks for the tip about Do I EVER need that right now.

    And awesome about the new cam!

    So jealous!

  • Kim
    October 25, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Try ebay for your 50mm lense.

  • Lizzy
    October 25, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    this fro-yo place sounds amazing! i love the idea of self serving and then paying by weight!

    Congrats on the new camera, and i’m def going to look at that website, i can always use some good money tips!

  • ellen eats beets
    October 25, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    They have a fro-yo place like that on Berkeley, called Yougurtland. Absolutely AMAZING, and a lot cheaper than the other pinkberry-type places. Soooooooooooo yummy

  • Seth @ Boy Meets Food
    October 26, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Great choice with the Canon Rebel. I bought one too. I have been really impressed with it so far. I will look forward to seeing all the high quality new food pics.

  • Heather @ Life, Gluten Free
    October 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    off to check out now!