Behind The Butter

Bundled Up


I found a warm haven to blog and drink coffee! Costeaux is the cutest little French bakery and coffee shop a couple of blocks away from my house and I feel right at home here. Free wireless internet, big wood tables, yummy coffee and fresh baked breads and pastries. Mmmmmm

I bundled up last night and slept like a rock for almost 10 hours. It was awesomeeeeeeee and very, very necessary. I feel so much better today!

Had some oats:



I used 1/2 cup oats with 1/2 cup soymilk, 1/2 cup water, 1 banana, 1 chopped honeycrisp apple, pumpkin butter, cinnamon, sea salt and almond butter.

Currently doing a million projects at once now that I finally have strong internet connection. I have to stop in to work for 2 hours later this morning then have some grocery shopping to do as well as a new apartment to go look at later…plus YOGA! I found a cute little studio within walking distance from my place and am going to a power yoga class this afternoon. Woot woot!

Have an awesome Monday!

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  • Lindsay
    October 12, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Ten hours of sleep is the “fix me up” to everything! I’m eating almond butter on whole wheat pita over here in solidarity with you this morning. Enjoy your yoga class!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 12, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Terrific early AM view from your window with the trees…must be beautiful with stars at night. Sometime please say what kind of oats and how do you cook? Microwave? Thx.

    This is great to bookmark and listen to when stressed–very soothing [I think anyway]:

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 12, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Enjoy yoga! Finally some downtime. 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    October 12, 2009 at 9:23 am

    yay for internet connections! Have a great Monday!

  • Jolene (
    October 12, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Costeaux sounds perfect! Enjoy your day!

  • Stephanie
    October 12, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Sounds like a great day – have a great yoga sesh!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 12, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Oats, nut butter, and pumpkin butter are the best! Have you tried cooking your apples with your oatmeal? I love doing that – reminds me of baked apple pie 🙂

    Stay bundled up, it’s finally fall!

  • sue
    October 12, 2009 at 9:34 am

    woohoo! happy to hear you’re getting your yoga in. have a great day!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    October 12, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Sleep always makes me feel better too. Enjoy the yoga sesh!

  • Diana
    October 12, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Good luck with the apartment hunting. 🙂

  • brandi
    October 12, 2009 at 9:45 am

    10 hours of sleep, oatmeal, and yoga sounds like the perfect Monday 🙂

  • christie, honoring health
    October 12, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Sounds like an uber productive day. Good luck with the apartment hunt and enjoy yoga!

  • Autumn Tao
    October 12, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Good luck apartment hunting. I was glad to read that you understood it was not meant to be… I look forward to reading the entry about your new place and how perfect it is and how grateful you are… because that’s where this is headed. Find the reason for you one-month stay at this place.. maybe it was to meet someone? to find the greatest yoga studio? There’s always a reason/bit of info/lesson to be learned. Then you move on, with your great attitude, and appreciate the next place you land. And cheers to great coffee!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    October 12, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Isn’t it great to find a little cafe that feels like home?? Hope you have a successful day!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat)
    October 12, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Ten hours of sleep is a slice of heaven! Glad you got your rest and a cozy place to blog!

  • Jessica
    October 12, 2009 at 10:10 am

    woot for a warm safe haven lol! love the new header! gorgeous! why are you cold, i thought you were in ca! lol!

  • Jessica
    October 12, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Woot! Woot! Yay! Things are already looking much brighter ! I will keep you in my prayers!

  • Liz
    October 12, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Sounds like everything is starting to come together!

  • Amanda (two boos who eat)
    October 12, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I wish I had a coffee place like that near me! Adorable.

  • Rebecca
    October 12, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I love doing work in cozy coffee shops! Glad you found a yoga studio!

  • BethT @ Pretty By The Bay
    October 12, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Good luck with the apartment search and have fun at yoga!

  • Whitney
    October 12, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Wool will become your friend. Make sure to get a wool sweater or two rather than just cotton. I learned that when I moved from TX to Chicago.

  • Heather
    October 12, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Thumbs up to yoga!!

  • Lizzy
    October 12, 2009 at 11:31 am

    yay for finding a great place to work! and another congrats for finding a yoga place. i think its time i start doing yoga, any ideas on where to start?

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal)
    October 12, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Hooray for finding a yoga studio! It will be great to get back into practicing again after your move.

  • Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats)
    October 12, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    What a beautiful pic of your oats! Looks Yum 🙂

  • Nicole
    October 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Yay for yoga! I’m glad that you found a studio so close, and you are making lemonade out of a bad situation with your apartment! You are so calm, cool, and collected!

  • Vanessa @ Chic and Charming
    October 12, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Ooh, I know what you mean. I got twelve hours of sleep last night. The repair was much beneficial and helpful, as I’ll be starting a new job (my dream one at a spa!) the next day.

    Have a good week, Jenna!

    – Vanessa

  • Jen (eatmovelove)
    October 12, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Glad that your Monday is off to a better start. Yay for the yoga studio find! I wish I could find a cute little cafe near me to do some work…ahh I’m always conflicted in that I love bigger cities, but would love to be somewhere where things are more in walking distance and I don’t have to deal with traffic all the time 🙁 Maybe time for a change for me soon?

  • Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs)
    October 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I hope everything works out with your apartment! It’s great to read your blog everyday because you maintain such a positive outlook on everything going on in your life. Have a great day!

  • Linda
    October 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    The backdrop out your window is hauntingly beautiful. What time of day is that?

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    October 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I’m glad you found a yoga studio! I am very jealous of your chilly weather seeing as we’re supposed to get back up around 100 here in Phoenix!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    October 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I love going to little cafes to do work, I can’t get anything done at home! 10 hours of sleep sounds very appealing right about now. Hope the studio works out!

  • Bec
    October 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    yoga and sleep does wonders to make me feel amazing!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    October 12, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Nice picture of the oats! I hope you like the studio! I bet you are ready to be settled! Enjoy yoga!

  • Rachel
    October 12, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Sounds like a dream! I’m glad things are going so well for you and you’re taking good care of yourself.

  • Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    October 12, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I get ten hours of sleep at least once a week!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 12, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Sounds like you had a productive day. Cute little shops are my favorite and I love to hang out in them.

    And I’m sure you are pleased as punch with the yoga studio nearby. I hope it was a good class.

  • GG
    October 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    love the new header!
    that french shop sounds so cute 🙂

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    October 12, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    The coffee shop/cafe looks really cute! I am glad that you have found such a fun place to get some work done. Your positive attitude is really inspiring 🙂

  • MarathonVal
    October 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I’m so happy you found a cute neighborhood spot to frequent! I love that! I am obsessed with my neighborhood, but the only things we are missing are a good coffee shop and bookshop…. my favorite places to spend my free time!

  • Nicole
    October 12, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Wow I bet you do feel rested after that much sleep! Sounds like you definitely needed it. The coffee shop sounds amazing. Hope you have a great yoga session!

  • Jenna
    October 12, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    have a great day jenna!

  • ellen eats beets
    October 12, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I have some yoga planned for today too!! Can’t wait.

  • MMiller
    October 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Hope the new place works out! And glad you are finding all of “your” places! Glag you got your sleep and hopefully your yoga too!

  • Jenn
    October 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Jenna, I looked again at another place and can’t find any pumpkin butter:( Where do you get yours? Good luck finding another place to live, just as cute and just as perfect. I know you will. God has provided everything so far!! And, I hope your power yoga was a good one!
    Jenn in COLD IN

    • jenna
      October 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm


      Trader Joes! 🙂

  • Jil
    October 12, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Oh, I am SO jealous that you have your own little French cafe/bakery in your neighborhood!! 🙂 I looked at the website…it looks so cute! Yay for internet connections, too!

  • Jul
    October 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Love the new banner! 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    October 12, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    sounds like a good day! stay warm and enjoy your day off….

  • Peanut Butter Bliss
    October 12, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    honey crisp apples seriously make the BEST bowl of oats 🙂

  • Pure2Raw Twins
    October 12, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Lucky you that you found a yoga place. I am still searching… I hope you have wonderful yoga session!

  • maria
    October 12, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Glad you found internet and a Yoga studio. Sometimes it’s the little things like getting into a real routine that helps. It does me, that is for sure.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    October 13, 2009 at 6:28 am

    I love cute little French bakeries!!

    Glad you had strong internet now. And good luck with all the apartment stuff, I know you will be relieved when that all gets settled 🙂