Behind The Butter

a wonderful saturday

Last night, I ate a crab the size of Sebastian on steriods.

Today, I was feeling inspired so I spent all of my weekly grocery money (oops) on a deluxe set of chalk pastels, paper and a new sketch book. And then I sat at the kitchen table and spent two hours drawing Adam a beautiful picture.

Hah! This is the photo I drew. I can’t show you the actual drawing…. you’d laugh at me!

While I was deep in my artistic zone, I broke Adam’s kitchen chair. I don’t know how. He laughed, I blushed, and then I presented him with my masterpiece. And then collected my supplies and went home. He says he will frame it and keep it forever!

Tonight we have a date night involving church, the local taco truck and The King’s Speech.

Tomorrow, dave farmar comes!!!!!!

The End.

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61 Comments

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    Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    That’s awesome that you’ll do yoga with Dave Farmar! I’m sure you’ll be sweatin’ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    January 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I hope you enjoy the King’s Speech! I saw it a couple of weeks ago… Colin Firth!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Amanda (Eating Up)
    January 15, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    That’s so fun you decided to…pastel? Sketch? I clearly am not an artist.

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    Elizabeth@The Sweet Life
    January 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Look forward to your review of the King’s Speech–we were neutral on it but everyone older than us seemed to love love it!

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    Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    January 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I always wished I was more artistic than I am. So cool that you got all those pastels!

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    Lacey @ Lake Life
    January 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    LOL @ the broken chair. I really think you should post your beautiful masterpiece though!

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    Baking 'n' Books
    January 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Love that : “The size of Sebastian”…okay, can somebody please send me a copy of The Little Mermaid!?

    Do you draw for real though? I really want to see The King’s Speech. Firth is supposed to be amazing in it. I wonder if the movie is as good though or if it’s really the performance worth seeing? Let us know!

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    Anon
    January 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Eventful weekend for you. We had a big snowstorm and I haven’t left my bed.
    I am banned from any form of physical exercise for the next 5 months…and you definitely inspire me to find other things to put some love into. I’ve been reading — unfortunately, I made it halfway through “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen, and while it is a tremendous book, I don’t think I can finish it – can’t give it the attention it deserves. I need to start making better picks, since I’m pretty much on bedrest.
    Do you ever have to not finish a book? That bugs me, but oh well.
    That movie sounds good. I hear Colin Firth gives an amazing performance. Enjoy it with your guy.

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    Jenn
    January 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I just finished reading Her Daughters Dream (on my kindle!) – it was SO much better than Her Mothers Hope. At first I did not really want to read it but I decided to give it a go, so glad I did! Also, The Kings Speech is FANTASTIC! I cannot wait to hear what you think!
    Jenn

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    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    January 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    This might be the cutest story ever.

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    Jennie
    January 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    You are adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    January 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Ooh, I’m looking forward to hearing how King’s Speech is!!

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    Becky @ Farmgirl Paints
    January 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Just stumbled onto your blog. I really like your honesty. Great pics:)

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    January 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Ohh c’mon! You told us about the picture..the least you could do is show the drawing! ๐Ÿ™‚ We won’t laugh. Seriously, I’m sure if any of us laughed we’d be immense hypocrites.

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    Ellie
    January 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I love all the colors! I think you could sell that picture and pay for the chalk. I would hang it on my wall. Enjoy Dave Farmer!

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    babycakes
    January 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I absolutely ADORED The King’s Speech. Hope you love it just as much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    January 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I’m glad you weren’t upset that you broke a chair. I might have cried. And I really want to see that picture you drew!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Dave Farmar!!! OMG ENJOY!!!!!!!!

    I have not practiced with him personally but of course, would love to! I hope you have a great practice!

    I love the bright chalk colors. And that you had a taco truck today too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your night and I want a full Dave report tomorrow, please! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Camille
    January 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Aww, you guys are adorable ๐Ÿ™‚
    Enjoy The King’s Speech! I heard it was really good, and it won a bunch of stuff at the Critic’s Choice Awards last night!

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    Michele @ Healthy Cultivations
    January 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Not many people would appreciate my drawings either, but I love doing them. I do crafty things at least a few hours per week. It’s good for the soul… kind of like chocolate and avocados (just not together… I don’t think).

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    Mom
    January 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Your picture of the pastels is gorgeous!!!

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    Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    January 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    oh my goodness, my thighs just quivered upon seeing his name! they are still scared of him since the last time i did a 75 minute podcast.

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    Lauren
    January 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Ah have fun with Dave Farmar! His itunes podcasts kill me, but I love them.

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    January 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    So jealous that you have a taco truck! aaand you guys are adorable.

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    Melissa @ Running with Needles
    January 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I’m so not artistic, but I love all the different colors of pastels.
    I hope you like The King’s Speech – I want to see it so badly!

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    jen @ taste life
    January 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Aw, I love being artistic, too. So sweet that you drew Adam a picture. Enjoy your date tonight!

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    Liz
    January 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Show us your drawing!

    I love that photo of the pastels… it’s inspiring me. One of my majors in college was art (since I knew I’d take a bunch of classes for personal enrichment, I picked up the major in addition to my “real major”) but I haven’t done anything in awhile. I want a deluxe set of pastels.

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    Moni'sMeals
    January 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    that is great you are drawing, me too!

    I loved King’s Speech, I hope you like it too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Marie-Journey to Body Zen
    January 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I love the first photo. The vivid colors are beautiful

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    Aleyta
    January 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Do you live near Windsor? We are going there next week. Any hole in the wall recommendations in or around that area? Thanks!!

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    Amanda @ JustAmandaJ
    January 15, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I’m actually really curious about this broken chair :p We had a friend come over (who happened to be pregnant) who was the last straw on one end of our futon. I haven’t laughed that hard in a while but on the upside we now have a use for the phonebooks the apartment keeps passing out ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Megan
    January 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Jenna,
    Can you please please direct me to the post that you had sometime in 2010 where readers listed TONS of books they’d recommend you reading? I just spent 20 minutes going through your archives and couldn’t find it? ๐Ÿ™

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    shortskirts
    January 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    ooo what is your dinner that looks tasty. Also where is that waterfall. Its really pretty and I have an obsession of hiking to falls

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    cathyb.@brightbakes
    January 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    believe it or not, I spent a good part of the evening playing with acrylics!
    But the important part of the evening was that I made your recipe for chicken parmesan….all I can say is…My Mister was a very happy and contented camper!! Thanks for (once again) a keeper-of-a-recipe…
    love,
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

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    Sana
    January 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I am not artistic at all! I am glad Adam liked your pic ๐Ÿ™‚

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    jenn
    January 15, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Wow, wonderful! I would love to see the pic, I love the pastels!

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    Corinna
    January 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I love how you spontaneously bought chalk. I used to do that sort of thing ALL the time (which I loved) and haven’t for a while. Thanks for reminding me that it always makes a day fun!

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    Tina
    January 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Oh man, I haven’t used pastels in SO LONG! I haven’t sketched or anything like that in a long time in general. The closest I’ve gotten is coloring in a coloring book. Not quite the same thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Cara Craves...
    January 16, 2011 at 3:20 am

    That is super exciting that Mr. Yoga Man himself is coming to your studio!
    Have fun!

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    Linda
    January 16, 2011 at 4:19 am

    That’s so cool that you’re going to Dave Farmar’s class! Love his podcast. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jaime Ramsay
    January 16, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Ooh, I really want to see ‘The King’s Speech’ – it looks fantastic. I love that you are embracing your artistic side!

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    sofia
    January 16, 2011 at 4:32 am

    dork-ishly (made up a word) excited to hear about your yoga-celebrity encounter! ha. enjoy!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet
    January 16, 2011 at 4:47 am

    I LOVE doing art with pastels, but haven’t in forever!

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    Formulating Foodie
    January 16, 2011 at 4:48 am

    The picture of your pastels is gorgeous!

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    Maria
    January 16, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Sounds like a great date night! Let us know how The King’s Speech is, I’ve been dying to see that!

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    Jessica @ Jessica Balances
    January 16, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Yoga with Dave Farmar!!! I can only imagine how awesome (and tough) that will be! ๐Ÿ™‚ I want Jimmy Barkan to come to my studio…

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 16, 2011 at 7:10 am

    oh my gosh that does sound like a wonderful saturday! the date night sounds fun, i can’t wait to hear how you like The King’s Speech ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Virginia
    January 16, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I literally just bought some new charcoal this weekend in an attempt to bring out my artistic side (ha!). Good luck to both of us!

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    Annie@stronghealthyfit
    January 16, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I want your life. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to hear about Dave!

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    Jess
    January 16, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I want to learn to make tacos like the ones from that truck. you need to do a recipe like that for us!
    oh and i’ve only heard good things about the king’s speech!

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    Nancy in Naples
    January 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

    King’s Speech is excellent!

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    Katherine: Unemployed
    January 16, 2011 at 11:20 am

    any outside day is wonderful. any saturday is wonderful too!

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    Lisa
    January 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    oooh I have heard wonderful things about the Kings Speech!

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    Christie @ Abundant Self Care
    January 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Oh my goodness, I hope that you will share a tidbit about your practice with Dave Farmar! Practicing with Baron Baptiste has been the highlight of my yoga life but I imagine that Dave Farmar would run for a really, really close second.

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    Ali
    January 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I heard the King’s Speech is an awesome movie! I’m a Speech Pathology major and we’ve been talking about the movie in a few of my classes this semester. I think I should definitely see it asap!

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    Lisa
    January 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    My mom is a pastel artist. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    January 17, 2011 at 9:47 am

    One of the BEST date nights I’ve heard of in a while ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Maggie
    January 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I wish I had any artistic talents! I especially love your food photography.

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    carly
    January 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    How was the movie?

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      jenna
      January 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      SO good!!!

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    Stephanie
    February 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    You have a local taco truck?! That is so cool. That beats my town’s popsicle truck!

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