Behind The Butter


I stole this idea from a few friends {Hayley, Moriah and Raechel — I’m talking to you!} and just loved it. I love to feel like I get to know the girl behind the computer screen and find myself craving these fun, intimate blog posts.

I’m Currently…

Watching… The Bible special on The History Channel! Have you guys seen it yet?! Oh my gosh, it’s amazing! Last Sunday night I told myself I would watch thirty minutes then save the rest for later but I ended up glued to the TV screen until almost midnight. I can’t wait for this Sunday!

Eating… a big bowl of granola with almond milk and blackberries. I’m out of my usual blueberry toaster waffles {tear}.

Planning… to share some incredibly exciting news next week! HINT: it involves cute things you can wear. You guessed it — ELR t-shirts!!!!!! KIDDING. I would never do that to y’all.

Reading… this book by Jen Hatmaker. Y’all? It’s doing a big number on my heart. And my closet. The clothes chapter drove me to donate about half my closet to the homeless shelter I volunteer at. The book reads like girlfriend to girlfriend straight talk. Just read it!

Inspired by…my parent’s marriage. They celebrated their 31 year anniversary last week!

Excited about…my bridal shower in two weeks! My sweet {and very pregnant!} friend, Ashley, is hosting it and I have to say, the thought that my bridal shower is next weekend seems so surreal! The two months are going to be craaaaaazy.






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  • April @barbellsandbellinis
    March 9, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Your inspiration makes me smile! I am about to make reservations for my parents to spend the weekend in Charleston next weekend for their 38th anniversary. My fiance and I are getting married in October, and the dedication, love and devotion my parents have put into their marriage for the last thirty-eight years is my greatest source of inspiration and hope for my own marriage. Happy Weekend!

  • Lauren @ Powered by Oatmeal
    March 9, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Mmmmmm blackberries sound so luxurious right now!

    One thing that I love about you – and that sets your blog apart – is the true and honest emotion that I get from it. You are so adorable! Truly the purest of hearts. And you make me laugh. Thanks for being a blogger!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    March 9, 2013 at 6:18 am

    That’s so awesome your shower is next weekend. Wow..that came up QUICK! Your whole engagement seems to just have flown by! How exciting, Jenna! πŸ™‚

    Happy 31st anniversary to your parents!

  • Amy Walters, aDESIGNdock
    March 9, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Eek….bridal showers, new tv shows, good reads, yummy treats and new news {can’t wait for this, by the way} – sounds like March is treating you veeeeery well.

    I’m so happy for you Jenna. ; )

  • brooke @ sweats & sweets
    March 9, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I am loving The Bible on the History Channel! It was so good. I think I love the fact that they even had a commercial with the Bible app on it so more people can read The Word!

  • A farmer in the dell
    March 9, 2013 at 6:49 am

    So exciting about your bridal shower! Time is winding down till the big day!!!

  • Charles
    March 9, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Are you kidding? A co-worker and I have thought of several ‘Jenna-isms’ that we thought would be totally t-shirt appropriate!

  • Sharla
    March 9, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I don’t have cable, but am hearing such great things about The Bible it’s killing me. Guess I’ll have to wait for the DVD. Have fun at your shower – the wedding will be here in no time.

  • Amanda
    March 9, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Excited to read the book you mentioned! I picked it up last week at church but haven’t started yet. She is coming to our church in Knoxville next month to speak and lead a community reading experience.

    • jenna k
      March 10, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      ahh so excited to see another knoxville reader! πŸ™‚

  • Barbara
    March 9, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I’ve been excited to read that book too… haven’t seen it at the library yet, and I try to wait rather than buy every book I am interested in. Thanks for posting books like this and non-profits that support women (like the Noonday Collection and fashionABLE). I’m always grateful to learn about these organizations.

  • Suzanne
    March 9, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Stayed up WAY late the other night watching The Bible on the History Channel….really good. Can’t wait for tomorrow!! I started the “Bible in One Year” app on my iPad on January 1st this year and am amazed at how much I have learned so far:) It was great to actually see what I have learned in mini-series form. I always love your book suggestions…just ordered this one:) I love Amazon:)

  • Sonal
    March 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Wow your bridal shower is coming up so soon! πŸ™‚ Looks like you are having an amazing March, so happy for you! And happy anniversary to your parents πŸ™‚

  • Chrissy
    March 9, 2013 at 9:56 am

    These types of posts are so great!
    I also get obsessed with those Bible movies on TV. They are so rad.

  • Mary Lynne
    March 9, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I DVR’d The Bible miniseries and am looking forward to catching up on the 1st episode this weekend!

  • Juju @ Get Fit with Juju
    March 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I am loving this post! I’m gonna use this idea for my next post πŸ™‚
    My hubby and I are also obsessed with the show! I love that they show other stories of the bible that some people were not aware of.
    I’m totally going to check out that book. Have a fantastic bridal shower! it’s going to be a blast, I’m sure. xoxo

  • jen
    March 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I just finished reading 7 too. We went to visit their church as well (we live in austin) but ultimately decided to stick with ours of several years. I was super impresed with the heart behind their chuch.

  • Malkire
    March 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I know it is technically a “young adult” book but I just finished reading The Fault in our Stars and it was such a touching and poignant story. I highly recommend it.

    • Steffany
      March 11, 2013 at 7:45 am

      LOVED that book !! It was recommended to me by my sister and a friend, so I gave it a shot, though skeptical of it’s “YA” status. It is an excellent read that made me want to be a better person.

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    March 10, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Fun, fun fun!

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  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    March 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Oooh, I like this kind of post! Reminds me of your “Virtual Coffee Date” posts – love getting to know the girl behind the blog, sort of like your posts at your blog’s beginning. πŸ™‚

  • jan
    March 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    LOVE this idea and I think I’m going to steal it for my blog post tomorrow! I also LOVE granola and almond milk. That was my favorite breakfast for literally 5-6 years.

  • Pam
    March 11, 2013 at 6:01 am

    I LOVE your blog!
    I finished “Seven” was so convinced the excess in my life didn’t go with my heart that giving things away has been so freeing!
    I always buy fresh flowers…is that excessive?
    I’ve been married to my wonderful husband on March 13 Thirty-eight years! I love him more and more every day!
    I’m taking a yoga teacher training course and I’m sooo excited!

  • BusyWorkingMama
    March 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Sounds like a great read – I need to remove some of the extra clothes in my closet!

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  • Hannah
    March 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I’m catching up on posts and those crumb bars posted today look YUM-MYY. So does blackberries in granola.
    Really like this post! I have the Bible series recorded, but have yet to excited about it! Thought it was cool the producers are hubby and wifey!
    P.S. Maybe I’m the only one, but I’d wear an ELR shirt… πŸ™‚

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