Thanksgiving Day Workout

Hey there! Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Who else is pumped for all of the Thanksgiving foods tomorrow?! I'm cooking/baking up a storm today in preparation for tomorrow, and I can't wait to eat all of the yummy food. If you want to see what I'm making, follow me on Instagram (username: joyfullyjenna) and watch my Instagram story throughout the day.

With all of the food that we'll be eating on Thanksgiving, it's nice to sneak in a quick workout Thanksgiving morning. So, I've thrown together a workout that I'll be doing the morning of Thanksgiving, and I thought I'd share it with you all! I designed this workout to be short, effective, sweaty, and to not involve much equipment - meaning you can do it right at home!


Don't ya just love when I throw in some "Yay! Burpees"??? I hope you enjoy this workout, and remember to take breaks when you feel you need to. Happy early Thanksgiving friends!



Friday Favorites #17

Hey, guys! Happy Friday! I hope that you all have some fun plans on the agenda for the weekend. On Saturday morning I'm trying on bridesmaids dresses for my friend Lisa's wedding that's next summer, so that's really exciting! And on Saturday night I'll be heading to The Melting Pot for my friend Taylor's birthday. Her and her boyfriend live in NYC, so it's always really nice to have them back home for the weekend! 

Before I sign off for the weekend, I of course wanted to share with you what I've been loving this week. If you're new to the blog, each Friday I share 4-5 things that have been making me smile this week. I would love, love, love to hear what's been making you happy this week. Let me know in a comment! 

1. Trader Joe's Turkey and Stuffing Kettle Chips


Well friends, these pretty much taste like Thanksgiving. I ran into Trader Joe's last week with my mom to pick up some frozen blueberries for the Baked Blueberry Oatmeal bars and they had these chips out for samples. Once my mom and I sampled these we knew we weren't going to be walking away without a bag. You've gotta try them!

2. 6 Things You Need to Hear

Olivia is another blogger that I follow, and one of her posts really spoke to me this week. She talks about "6 Things You Need to Hear" and I'm sure all of us can relate to at least a few of them. If you're looking for a pick-me-up or just want to feel like you can, you know, go out and crush all of your goals, read her post!

3. Lola in Doggles


So, if you've been following my blog since the summer, you know that one of my pugs, Lola, got diagnosed with diabetes and then went blind shortly after. Lo is possibly (definitely) the SWEETEST pup in all the land. I mean, this dog lets me give her an insulin shot two times per day and also lets us give her three eye drops two times a day. Bottom line, she's a champ. Cataract surgery is hopefully in the future for Lo in the next few months, but for now we got her some doggles so she can walk all around the house without having to worry about injuring her eyes by running into anything. Bonus: She looks really funny in them, so they're great for some laughs, haha!

4. Balsam & Fir Candle


I scored this candle at Marshalls last week for $9 and it's giving me all of the Christmas feels. I've been burning it anytime I've been at my computer doing work, and it's been making me smile all week long! If you're looking for a new candle to get you in the holiday mood, definitely check out Marshalls! 

Alright, guys, that's all I've got for this week! Like always, let me know one thing that made you smile this week. I'd love to hear from you! You can stay connected with me over the weekend by following me on Instagram (username: joyfullyjenna). 

Happy Weekend!



What I'm Making For Thanksgiving

Hey, friends! I hope that you had a wonderful day :) I'm stopping by to share with you what I'll be making for Thanksgiving. Is anyone else's mind blown that Thanksgiving is NEXT week? Time is flying right on by, no matter how many times we ask it to slow down. As Stephanie Tanner from Full House would say: How rude! ;P

This year we'll be going to my Aunt's for Thanksgiving and she'll be taking care of the turkey. I love cooking/baking though, so I knew I wanted to make some side dishes and desserts! For me, holidays are a time where I don't worry about how much butter is going in a dish I'm making. If I'm eating healthy all of the other days of the year, you can bet I'm going to be making some mean mashed potatoes and eating them on Thanksgiving day! 

If I'm keeping it real, I'm actually trying out new recipes this year (besides the pumpkin pie), but I mean, they got repinned on Pinterest about 15,000 times so I'm feeling pretty okay about not testing them out. All hail Pinterest! Let's hope for my family's sake that I don't regret not testing them out... 

So, I'll be making homemade stuffing and mashed potatoes as side dishes. I'll also be making a homemade pumpkin pie, and some of my yummy vanilla almond sugar cookies! If you haven't made these sugar cookies yet, this is the time to make them. Guys, you will be the most loved person at Thanksgiving. The cookies are that good. Anyways, it's safe to say if you're looking for me next week on Tuesday or Wednesday, you'll be able to find me in the kitchen!

So, since I have yet to make these recipes and don't have pretty pictures of them to show you, I'm posting the links to them below, with pictures from the original website. Check them out if you're looking to try a new recipe for Thanksgiving! PS: Pumpkin pie is possibly one of the easiest things to make, no need to spend the money on a premade one at the grocery store!

Homemade Stuffing Recipe: 

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Averie's recipe has a few fresh herbs incorporated that I think will make this stuffing a real winner! Fresh herbs always taste (and smell) so good - dried ones just aren't the same. This recipe is simple, but sometimes simple recipes are the best ones, right? Right. Click HERE to get the recipe. 

Homemade Mashed Potato Recipe

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Mashed potatoes are probably my favorite thing about Thanksgiving, and I'm so excited to give this recipe a try. I love that it's made in the crockpot, and that it doesn't involve peeling all of the potatoes! Click HERE to get the recipe. 

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

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What's Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie? I made this pie about a month ago, and I'll never buy a store bought pie again! This recipe is so easy and it turns out so, so well. One thing I learned making it last time - invest in a pie crust protectorClick HERE to get the recipe.

I hope that this post was helpful if you were looking for some recipes! I'll be sure to let you guys know how they turn out.

Happy cooking!