Behind The Butter


Yeah….I may or may not be a little addicted to Tahoe.

Or actually, all vacations in general. I also may or may not have booked our 4th of July trip the same night I came home from my birthday trip.

Like I said, addicted.

Now if you’ll please excuse me, I have a trashy Christian romance novel that’s calling my name. And a cocktail.

Everything in moderation?

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  • corey @ Learning Patience
    July 2, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Too funny – LOVE your post, I just came home from my birthday trip and proceeded to start planning our next vacation too… LOVE traveling. Never been to Tahoe, but it’s on my list when we return back to the States….you’re 1st picture looks awesome… Enjoy that cocktail! Cheers!

  • Erika @ The Teenage Taste
    July 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Enjoy your holiday weekend, Jenna! 🙂

  • Tropical Eats
    July 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

    have fun!! 🙂

  • Kim
    July 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    That’s right, everything in moderation *including* moderation! 🙂

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    July 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Haha trashy Christain romance novel?? 🙂

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    July 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I love Tahoe!!!!! I hope you are having a glorious time. It would be hard not to. With the weather, the scenery, the vibe, the natural beauty…and of course a trashy Christian romance novel and a cocktail just make it all even better 🙂


  • Betty
    July 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Have a great weekend 🙂
    I’m addicted to going on vacations too. It’s becoming an issue. 😉

  • grace b
    July 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Jenna! You are giving me way too many ideas of things to do when I moved to Berkeley! Have a blast! It looks amazing.

  • Nanette @ Making Me New
    July 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I’m with Lauren… what’s the title of this trashy Christian romance novel? 🙂

  • Megan
    July 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    It’s ok to be addicted to Tahoe. It’s an amazing place. Each year the fireworks are shot over the lake and if you can, find a way to watch them from the middle of the lake. I highly recommend it. If you can’t, the beach is always just as fun.

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    July 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Such a beautiful place….enjoy yourself!!!

  • Nicole
    July 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    As an east coaster, I WISH I lived close enough to go to Tahoe more often! I have been twice now and am totally in love. One of our restaurants of all time is out there too, Evan’s Bistro. A tiny, but amazing restaurant! Make sure to check out the Shakespeare Festival (if it is going on). They put on a great performance, good food, and even a great sunset! Enjoy your weekend!

  • Kathleen
    July 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I spent every summer in Lake Tahoe until I turned 18. My parents have a vacation home in Incline. There is no where more peaceful, I share your addiction. Have a wonderful 4th!

  • Julie - StressStories
    July 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Your photo skills have just become so amazing! Love, love, love the first picture. And the “fall in love with your tap” 😀 Where’s that one from?

  • lauri (
    July 2, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I’m constantly dreaming up our next vacation! Its those little green bills that always prevent me from booking… hopefully soon!

    Have fun!!!

    • Baking 'n' Books
      July 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      Yes – the LACK of those little green bills to be more specific 😉

      But to have somewhere near you to take off for the weekend sounds perfect!

      But…what does Adam read while you reading your guilty pleasure? 😉 (is he reader by the way? Or do opposites attract?!)

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    July 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Christian romance novels (trashy even), camping, and cocktails = quite the holy trinity if ya know what i mean 😉

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    July 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    All I want is to read a book while down at the pool (since I live have way across the country from Tahoe, the pool must do)! With a Tangerine beer.

  • Hayley @ Oat Couture
    July 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Aghh that first picture is STUNNING! I want to be there!! Have a great time! 🙂

  • Cait's Plate
    July 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Haha. Loved this post.

  • Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    July 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Holy wow does that look gorgeous. Have a great time!

  • Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    July 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Holy wow does that look gorgeous. Have a great time!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    July 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Love that water bottle!

  • Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles
    July 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Oh heck yes! You are my kind of girl Jenna! ……Cocktail and a book! Life is good

  • Anna
    July 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Aaaahhh so jealous!!! Last summer I was watching fireworks off the dock at Sugar Pine Point State Park on the west shore….wish I was back there!

  • Carissa
    July 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I’m addicted to vacations, too. It’s so much fun to get away and explore. The more the merrier! Enjoy!!

  • Meghan @ StruggleMuffins
    July 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    What, pray tell, is a *trashy* Christian romance novel? 🙂

  • Allison
    July 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I love vacation! So glad you’re enjoying yours!

  • jenn
    July 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    is that last pic a glass water bottle with a metal lid? WANT! trying to get rid of plastics and reusable beverage containers remain an obstacle. (any idea where to find a to-go coffee container without a plastic lid?)

  • Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots
    July 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    That first picture is GORGEOUS!

  • Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman
    July 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I know you’re enjoying your trip….Tahoe is one of my favorite places on earth so far and my family, friends and I are headed there in a week for four days and CAN NOT WAIT! Cheers!

    • Kristen
      July 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      I’ll be there next week too 🙂
      Have fun (I’ve never been)

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION
    July 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    That first picture has me dreaming of a place I’ve never been! Gorgeous!!!

    HAVE FUN! 😀

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg
    July 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I’d like the name of that trashy Christian romance novel — I didn’t know such a thing existed!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    July 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    i want to go to lake tahoe! and my hubby would die of happiness if we could kayak on it 🙂

  • Jessica
    July 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I totally agree on your choice of vacation! I just got back from a week in Lake Tahoe for my cousin’s wedding in north Tahoe. It truly is a beaaauuutiful place. I’ve been a few times before, but for some reason it was extra magical 8 ]

  • Madeline
    July 3, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Trashy Christian romance novels and alcohol go so well together. Jesus turned water into wine once. He knows our needs. Please tell me you’re reading something by Francine Rivers. Or Lori Wick.

    • SheFit
      July 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      I was just thinking Francine Rivers when I read “Trashy Christian Romance Novels.” Love her books! Please tell which book you are reading.

      • Baking 'n' Books
        July 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm

        What, pray tell, does a trashy Christian romance involve?! Seriously…would God approve 😉

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    July 3, 2011 at 12:52 am

    jjjeeealllloouuusss! Don’t think I’m going up there until September.

  • Ruth
    July 3, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I woud love to visit Tahoe! Do some extra enjoying for me!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over
    July 3, 2011 at 2:42 am

    You lucky thing, enjoy! 🙂

  • Notyet100
    July 3, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Bottle looks so cute

  • Kristen @ Not-So Domesticated
    July 3, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I’m with everyone else… I want details about that novel! By chance, is it by Francine Rivers? I love her book “Redeeming Love”! 🙂

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    July 3, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Christian Romance Novel? I’ve never heard of such.

  • Kelly
    July 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Hum…a trashy Christian romance novel sounds like a oxymoron. I can’t even begin to know how they would make it trashy!

  • Kristen
    July 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Happy Holiday Weekend!
    I’ll be heading to Lake Tahoe for the first time on Wednesday. My boyfriend’s sister is getting married on Saturday (the 9th). His family has been going there (most are there now) for two weeks every July for the last 40 plus years (they stay in Carneallan Bay).
    I always pull your pictures up to share with him. He is THRILLED to finally be able to share this beautiful place with me.


  • Michelle
    July 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    It’s very easy to become addicted to Tahoe. Our whole family loves being there. Have a fabulous weekend!

  • kristina@beancakes ?
    July 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    haha! trashy and christian just don’t go together ~ sounds interesting! i too, LOVE tahoe! happy 4th of july!
    xo ~ kristina

  • Moni'sMeals
    July 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Yes, Tahoe rules!

    Have a great time, I LOVE that first pic!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    July 3, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Happy 4th of July [in advance] Jenna 😉 Hope you have a lovely trip to Tahoe!

  • Katrina
    July 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Goodness, I’d be addicted too!

  • Erica
    July 4, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love that “trashy” and “Christian” are used in the same sentence here 😉

  • Green Groats
    July 4, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I LOVE your pictures!!!!

  • stacy
    July 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I love a trashy Christian romance novel. My friend got me into them a few months ago. I have accidently stumbled into “just plain trashy” while searching on amazon. It’s a fine line, I guess.

  • Karin
    July 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Haha love it

  • tiffany
    July 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    ahhhh now you’re making me really want to go to tahoe!!! i also fell in love with tahoe and its beauties when snowboarding in march, but i still have yet to see it during the summer time….

  • alyssa
    July 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Jenna!

    I’ve been a blog reader for over 2 years. Just popping in to say hello and thank you for being such an inspiration!

    I was wondering what kind of lens you use? Your photos are PHENOMENAL and I’ve been trying to improve. 🙂


  • Jessi
    July 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I was in Tahoe for the 4th, too. It’s a yearly tradition for me – my best friend from college grew up in Incline Village so we’ve been up there every 4th for a while now. Where were you? North or Sotuh Shore?

  • pam
    July 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    ohhh i’m heading up to tahoe with the fambam tomorrow! please help me out here…what is the proper protocol when one runs into a favorite blogger? is it ok to jump up and down shouting “I KNOW YOU! I KNOW YOU!” Should I act cool and pretend I don’t know you, all while attempting to strike up a friendly conversation with said favorite blogger? Are bloggers celebrities whose private time should be respected? Should i send the waiter over and quietly ask for your autograph AFTER i buy your entire party drinks? I’m befuddled and desperate for an answer. I’d hate to blow this one. Seriously….the things we have to deal with these days…