Seriously?!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 206 0

 

As I turn yet another year older today, I thought it was important to remind myself not to take life too seriously. Growing up, my Dad’s saying around our house was, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Β It was only a few years ago that I finally realized what that meant, and now I try to live my life by that rule. Β Yes, Dad. . .you were right (and NO gloating allowed tonight when you read this. Β It is my birthday after all).

 

 

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  • Dawn
    September 18, 2012

    happy Birthday! I feel your out takes…….. mine usually HUGELY outweigh the good pics for the blog! Strange really, as give me a glass of wine and I can pose and pout with the best of them!
    http://justmeedee.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha ha, thanks Dawn! Totally the same with me. . .I’ll have 1 good shot for nearly every 20 bad ones! πŸ™‚

  • sheree@itsnotthatdee
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday Jenny! Great post.I love the one where you are looking at the camera like WTF? My husband gets that look all the time…lol!
    Have a great day babe!
    Sheree xxx
    http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thanks so much Sheree! That is pretty much exactly what I was thinking in that photo. πŸ™‚

  • janet
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday Beautiful!!!! And Daddy was right….life is too short to sweat the small stuff!!!! Age is irrelevant……enjoy!

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Aww, thank you so very much Janet!

  • Alessia
    September 18, 2012

    nice pictures!
    you’re so cute!

    TheChicolat

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks Alessia!

  • Elma
    September 18, 2012

    Happy birthday Jenny! Hope you have an amazing day! Funny pics πŸ™‚ x

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thanks so much Elma!

  • Kendall
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday Jenny, seriously cute post πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family!
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thanks Kendall! As you know, too bad it’s a gloomy rainy day here in TO! Oh well, I guess that means I get two b-days, since I’ll definitely have to celebrate when the weather is nicer! πŸ™‚

  • Tammy Jones
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday Jenny! These pictures are a riot. I’m starting my day off with a smile.

    Tammy of Walking in Pretty Shoes
    http://WalkingInPrettyShoes.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Awww, thanks Tammy!

  • Sarah
    September 18, 2012

    Haha this is the best you’ve ever looked. Happy birthday!

    <3 Sarah
    Sarah’s Real Life

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha, you are super sweet! Thanks Sarah!

  • Patricia
    September 18, 2012

    First of all CONGRATULATIONS HONEY!!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!
    Secondly …Hahahahaha Jenny!!! Your pictures are sooo funny!! I was also thinking about posting THE PICTURES you never show in the blog….but the result is so funny that I’ve decided to finally do it!!!!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thank you so very much Patricia! Ha ha, I can’t wait to see your funny photos too! πŸ™‚

  • lizette vigo
    September 18, 2012

    lovely outfits! and funny bloopers lol!
    happy happy birthday!! <3

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Aww, thanks so much Lizette, and thanks for stopping by!

  • Emily
    September 18, 2012

    happy brithday!! I love these blooper shots! xx

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thanks so much Emily!

  • Jonathan
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday!

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thank you so very much Jonathan!

  • Amy
    September 18, 2012

    I LOVE this post Jenny! You are too adorable! Happy Birthday! To many mores years of happiness and success!

    xo Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Aww, thank you so much Amy!

  • Jenny
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Jenny! These pictures are SO funny, they cracked me up! And wise words to live by! I hope you enjoy your day and have a wonderful time, dear!

    Jenny
    http://www.jensoutfitjournal.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      You are always just so sweet Jenny. . .thank you!

  • Neris
    September 18, 2012

    happy birthday and thanks so much for posting these photos! they made my day πŸ™‚

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha, thank you so much Neris!! πŸ™‚

  • Iva
    September 18, 2012

    HAHAHAHA!

    • Iva
      September 18, 2012

      You have the same birthday as my mom! Happy Birthday, I hope you have a great day.

      • Jenny
        September 18, 2012

        Aww, thanks Iva! I hope your Mother has a wonderful birthday too! πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha ha, thanks Iva!

  • Kristen
    September 18, 2012

    Love these photos! Glad I’m not the only one with crazy stuff happening in pictures sometimes! Happy birthday!

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha, these photos definitely out number the usable ones. Thanks Kristen!

  • Alyssa
    September 18, 2012

    Haha I love this so much–these are too funny! I hope you have the happiest of birthdays!
    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thank you so very much Alyssa!

  • Catalina
    September 18, 2012

    Ha! Great post. Happy Birthday, girl!

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Aww, thanks Catalina!

  • Jess
    September 18, 2012

    Love these outtakes! They’re adorable, and so “real”! haha

    Happy happy birthday my dear, hope you have a fabulous day! πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thank you so very much Jess!! πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    September 18, 2012

    HAHA! This is too cute! Wishing you a fantastic birthday! May this new year bring you fabulous adventures, great bargains, new blog followers and much happiness.

    Emily xo
    http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca/

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      That is so sweet! Thanks Emily! It’s funny, I do look at birthdays as a new year and a new start. . .an excuse and an opportunity to reflect, change and grow.

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    September 18, 2012

    OMG HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNY…..have a birthday as lovely as you!!!!

    REBECCA
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Awww, that is so sweet!!! Thank you so much Rebecca!

  • joyshana
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Happy Birthday to you darling, may all your wishes come through,many years ahead, amazing photos lol, the expressions are priceless:))

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      You are just so lovely. . .thank you so much Joy!

  • Dina
    September 18, 2012

    I love all your looks in those pictures, especially the peplum skirt. Happy birthday!
    xo Dina

    http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks so much Dina!

  • M.N
    September 18, 2012

    Just loving it!!! your blog and style are amazing! Now following you with bloglovin:)
    http://myfashionfoodstyle.blogspot.co.il/

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thank you so very much for your sweet comments and your support!

  • Suzanne
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday!

    That pic where you are scowling at the photographer like you want to kill them is hilarious. I can see your frustration and I feel your pain! I’ve been know to throw that look out there too. LOL So funny to see the out-takes.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha ha, thanks so much Suzanne!

  • Always Maylee
    September 18, 2012

    Love seeing the outtakes, you are just so cute. HAPPY BIRTHDAY pretty lady! πŸ™‚

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much Yi-chia!

  • Jamie
    September 18, 2012

    SO FUN! love the peplum skirt
    http://www.candystilettos.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thanks Jamie! πŸ™‚

  • Martha
    September 18, 2012

    Jenny!!!!
    Happiest of birthdays, my dear!!!
    I wish you a fabulous year ahead full of wishes coming true πŸ™‚
    Enjoy your day/night!!
    XOXO

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thank you so, so much Martha, and thank you for your constant support!

  • Kathleen
    September 18, 2012

    Happy birthday! And what a great idea for a post – I love this. That’s a fantastic motto to live by!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thanks so very much Kathleen!

  • Rachel
    September 18, 2012

    These are hilarious! I think it’s admirable when someone can post silly photos of themselves and laugh at it. πŸ™‚ You still look great!

    Life Unsweetened

    • Rachel
      September 18, 2012

      & Happy Birthday!

      • Jenny
        September 18, 2012

        Ha ha, thanks!! πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Awww, thank you so much Rachel!

  • Maria
    September 18, 2012

    I love this πŸ™‚ I hope you have the happiest birthday and a most fabulous day for a fabulous girl!

    Maria
    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Aww, thank you so much Maria!

  • Jen the Librarian
    September 18, 2012

    Happy birthday! And what a fun post of outtakes and such a fun way to celebrate your birthday, blogger-style. πŸ˜€

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks so much Jen!

  • oliviamoone
    September 18, 2012

    My favorite post of all time! You are too cute! And happy happy birthday!!!!!!!

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Aww, you are too sweet Cami! Thank you so much!

  • Christina Storm
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday! Great photos! Love your blog πŸ™‚

    http://www.thestylestorm.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thanks so much Christina!

  • Stephanie
    September 18, 2012

    Happy birthday! And you are so right – I think in the blogging world especially we all try to only show our best pictures, our best outfits, but we ALL know those goofy outtakes exist, so props to you for sharing. It’s good to be goofy and laugh at yourself every once in a while. Love these pics!

    Stephanie

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thank you so much Stephanie! You are so right. . .I spend so much energy trying to actually look somewhat good in photos, that it’s important to let loose every once in a while.

  • alison*elle
    September 18, 2012

    Haha, hilarious blooper reel. Happy birthday, Jenny!

    xo, alison*elle

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha ha, thanks so much Alison!

  • Donna
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday Jenny!!! I love your photographs, all of em (even the above ones πŸ™‚ ) .. do you take them yourself or do you have a photographer?

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha, thank you so much Donna! Well, I don’t know if I would call him a “photographer” but my Man takes my photos for me. πŸ™‚ He really doesn’t know what he is doing with a camera, although he is starting to take a little interest now that I’m forcing him to do this for me. πŸ™‚ I think it’s more of a “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” attitude.

  • Keit
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday than! People should be more like you, live day by day! ^_^

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Aww, thank you so very much Keit!

  • Nic
    September 18, 2012

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNY!!!!!! I simply adore this post. Not only do you look adorable in all these outtakes but I total love that you can laugh at yourself and not sweat the small stuff. That’s great advice… and if it was possible this makes me want to hang out even more πŸ˜‰

    I hope your birthday is just spectacular!

    xoxo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha ha, you are just the absolutely sweetest Nic. Thank you so very much for all of your constant wonderful support!

  • Manuela Yush
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday Jenny! All the best!

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thank you so much Manuela!

  • Meredith
    September 18, 2012

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNY!!! I hope it’s an amazing day! Love the funny photos. I have a whole stash of them too. Especially the skirt between the legs while I put on my jacket. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing them!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks Meredith! Ahh, the life of a blogger. It’s definitely no so glamorous! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah Mikaela
    September 18, 2012

    First of all: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Second: I LOVE THIS!

    xx,
    Sarah Mikaela

    Framboise Fashion

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Aww, thanks so much Sarah, and thank you for visiting!

  • Ani
    September 18, 2012

    Have a wonderful birthday my lovely blogger friend πŸ™‚ I hope you have a great day celebrating with bf, friends and family πŸ™‚ those pictures totally cracked me up hahaha. I always thought I am probably the only one looking that ridiculous but it’s always so funny. the “what the fuck look” is my favourite one hahaha, my bf gets it sometimes too hahahhaha -PRICELESS :-*
    Great post on not taking oneself too serious and laught about oneself.

    birthday hugs from Germany
    Ani

    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thank you so very much Ani! I always look forward to reading your thoughtful and sweet comments, and also your blog! I hope you are enjoying every minute with your Man before he has to leave.

  • adore to adorn
    September 18, 2012

    OMG how stinkin’ adorable are you!? I love these “blooper” photos. AND…
    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I agree..don’t sweat the small stuff…there are bigger things in life! =D

    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Awww, thank you so very much Nancy!!

  • Erin
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday! I love these comedic outtakes from your shoots. I feel like my outfit photos consist of 10 percent good ones and 90 percent crazy faces πŸ™‚

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha, I definitely have the same ratio! Thanks so much Erin!

  • Paula
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday Dear! I wish you lifetime of happiness. These pics are super cool!

    xoxo
    Paula
    blush-paula.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Aww, thank you so very much Paula!

  • Jessica
    September 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday! Love the photos…haha. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who has a collection of awkward photos. But you still look cute πŸ™‚
    ~jessica
    http://www.jeansandateacup.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Aww, thanks so much Jessica!

  • Zulema
    September 18, 2012

    Feliz Cumpelanos !!! Hope you have a wonderful bday πŸ™‚
    http://classysmile.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Thank you so much Zulema!

  • Evani
    September 18, 2012

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have many many more years full of style and a wonderful closet! πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      September 18, 2012

      Ha ha, I love that birthday wish! Thanks so much Evani! πŸ™‚