get me back to austin

A night full of barbecue, friends, wine, laughter and board games. We spent the weekend in Austin, soaking up every second of hot sunshine, friends and Hey Cupcake.

Texas, we love you!

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    March 21, 2011 at 5:16 am

    ohmygosh girl sounds like MY kinda weekend! bbq- good friends- and GORGEOUS weather! how could ANYONE not want to go back to Austin 😉 great post hunny! have a wonderful monday!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    March 21, 2011 at 5:24 am

    These are gorgeous photos Jenna!! I love all the bright colours – everything looks so springy! The photos of you and Adam are great. Have a fabulous day!

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    March 21, 2011 at 5:27 am

    for some reason i have ALWAYS wanted to go and live in austin. never been but i feel such a draw to the place. your pics have confirmed it 🙂

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    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    March 21, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Great pictures!
    It looks like you had a fantastic time 😀

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    Jessica @ How Sweet
    March 21, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Your trip looks amazing!

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    March 21, 2011 at 5:42 am

    You guys look like you had a blast! I love seeing all the pictures from your trip. 🙂

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    Lesley Lifting Life
    March 21, 2011 at 5:44 am

    How fun!! That makes me excited for hot weather, and eating outside in the sunshine 🙂

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    March 21, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Austin is awesome…I couldn’t live anywhere else! Glad you had fun!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    March 21, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I love it when you post picture compilations like this!

    What an awesome weekend and great photos! I am soooo happy that you had a blast of a weekend!

    You missed nothing in CA. The weather across the whole state was rainy, dreary, nasty, stormy and brrrr!


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    Elizabeth@The Sweet Life
    March 21, 2011 at 5:52 am

    gorgeous. austin is the best!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    March 21, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Love the pics!! Austin is the best 🙂

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    Christie {Nourishing Eats}
    March 21, 2011 at 6:02 am

    What an awesome time!! Looks delicious!!

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    March 21, 2011 at 6:19 am

    i LOVE photo 19!! so picture perfect! this photo collection made me want to start eating meat again, move to Texas and dye my hair blond! 🙂 loved it!

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    Natalie S.
    March 21, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Best city on Earth, isn’t it? I love living here — there’s a little bit of everything, and everyone is SO friendly.

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    March 21, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I’ve never been to Austin but it’s totally on the top of my list of US cities! =D

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    March 21, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Texas is amazing : )
    Looks like a typical spring/summer Texas wknd!

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    March 21, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Please, teach us how you make these slideshows. tell us all your secrets.

    Austin looks like a blast 🙂

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    Hannah (Culture Connoisseur)
    March 21, 2011 at 6:51 am

    I was watching Anthony Bourdain with my hubby the other night and they were in Austin. I told him I want to visit so bad and he didn’t understand why. These pictures really sum it up for me. 🙂

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    Heather @ Heather's Dish
    March 21, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I’ll be in Austin this weekend…I can’t wait to be home in the hill country!

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    never not dreaming
    March 21, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I hear the weather in Austin is beautiful.

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    March 21, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Get me TO Austin!! Sounds like my ideal of a good time. I had some similar fun this past week/weekend for my spring break and I’m savoring every bit of it still even as I head back into the swing of things 🙂

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    Kelli H
    March 21, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Lucky! You totally missed a huge storm at home.

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    March 21, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Love all the pictures!

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    Nancy~ the wife of a dairyman
    March 21, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Looks like a fun filled weekend. Austin is definitely a place that I would LOVE to visit…..hopefully one of these days:) Love all your photos!

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    March 21, 2011 at 7:47 am

    What an amazing weekend! Love all these picture – you look gorgeous and all the foods looks fabulous! 🙂

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    Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    March 21, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I love weekend getaways – planning mine to Paris this weekend 🙂 🙂 Yay!

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    Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
    March 21, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Love seeing such joy shine through these pics! 🙂

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    Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan)
    March 21, 2011 at 8:04 am

    What a nice, relaxing weekend! I love the pic of Adam kissing you on the cheek 🙂 So cute!
    And I think I may be ready to bring wine back into my life after looking at those pics! 😉

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    March 21, 2011 at 8:09 am

    The second to last picture is so cute! You look so happy 🙂

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    March 21, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Love it Jenna! I heart Austin so much. Was bummed not to be down there for sxsw. Sigh. Looks like you had a lovely time!

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    March 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Fun photos! Thanks for sharing!

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    March 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Gorgeous photos :). Glad you guys had a great time – I love these little photo series on ELR every now and then!

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    Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL
    March 21, 2011 at 10:19 am

    You went during SXSW! Please tell me you saw some live music. 🙂 I loved Hey Cupcake…and it’s on the best shopping street!

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    March 21, 2011 at 10:24 am

    You and your man are SO cute. Looks like a fabulous trip!

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    March 21, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I just got back from a week in Tucson. I am excited for our Fall trip to Austin now. I want to eat really good BBQ and Southwest food! YUM!

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    March 21, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Um, is it weird that I know people in your pictures? Seriously. Weirded. Out! I mean…I live in Austin so I guess it’s not *that* strange, but still…!

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      Mary Catherine
      March 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

      I do too! Truly is a small world…!

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    March 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

    looks like fun & that BBQ looks great.

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    Baking 'n' Books
    March 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

    God girl – I kind of hate you – could you BE ANY PRETTIER?! Seriously.

    Oh and the BBQ pictures are pretty too ;)…and Adam!

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    March 21, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Wow, gorgeous pics! I’ve always wanted to visit Austin. Also, I LOVE your dress. 🙂

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    Jamie B.
    March 21, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Love the pictures, looks like a fabulous time! You and your “main squeeze” make a dashing couple 🙂

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    Cookin' Canuck
    March 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    It looks as though you had an amazing weekend. Austin is on my must-visit list.

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    Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous
    March 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    What great photos! Some of your photo montage posts are my favorite ones!

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    March 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Gosh, Jenna…you are just so gorgeous. Also, the food and decor in these photos looks so perfect that it’s almost fake–like it’s something from a romantic comedy or a food magazine! Everyone looks so cheerful and it’s all picturesque and beautiful! I’m so happy for you!

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    March 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I was just in Austin too! I fell in love 🙂

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    March 21, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I know you aren’t documenting your food intake and are just posting tidbits of food in your life, but I find it strange and misleading that you title picture 15 “my plate. amazing” and then the next picture is of the same plate, but you are clearly sitting across the table in the background with your own plate. That’s just dishonest to me…

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    March 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    austin is the best!!
    next time try:

    torchy’s tacos
    trudy’s mexican martinis
    continental club for live music
    mt. bonnell for a great view
    hula hut for great tex-mex/polynesian fusion food
    draught house for great beer, you can just pull up a lawn chair and drink your beer out in the parking lot by your car!
    eastside cafe: a cute quaint house with good food, they plant their own veggies.
    rudy’s bbq and salt lick bbq.

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    Kiran @
    March 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Me too! Love Austin. Wish we had more time exploring this great city.

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    March 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Wow great pics, I hope to go to Texas sometime soon!
    You know I was reading some old posts from a year ago when your hair was dark and it looks like you’ve lost a lot of weight….I know you don’t write on these subjects anymore but was wondering if you’d touch on it since you’re taking a different approach towards exercise, etc. I understand if you don’t want to touch on this…just a thought and love your blog so very much 🙂

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    March 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    haha i was thinking the same thing as Sara–you do look thinner, and I was wondering what your approach to food/fitness/weight control is these days! I hate to admit it, but I am pretty burnt out from running, but I eat so much Im afraid to quit!!

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      March 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      I have lost weight but I’m not sure why so I can’t really offer up any diet tips, unfortunately. I’ve just been doing yoga and eating when I’m hungry so nothing new there. I haven’t run since September though so perhaps I’ve just lost muscle weight!

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        March 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

        Haha I’m the same way HilaryJo!! I’d like to lose a few pounds and am so burnt out from running, but am afraid I’ll gain weight with the way I love to eat!!

        Thanks so much Jenna for answering this….I’ve heard yoga does amazing things to the body, and it’s interesting you mentioned muscle weight because I’ve noticed I’ve gained a lot of muscle in my lower body from running which is probably why I’ve gained….perhaps I should really start getting into yoga! Although it doesn’t look like you’ve lost muscle, you look great Jenna and thanks again for answering! 🙂

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          March 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

          Yeah thanks for answering 🙂 I think I need to get the eat when HUNGRY down…not all the time!! haha

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    March 22, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I miss you and your posts.

    Also, the Austin pics are great.

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    March 28, 2011 at 5:32 am

    I adore Austin!! Almost moved there, but found a fabulous job in Atlanta. I still dream of Texas! Looks like a great weekend!

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