Behind The Butter



I am officially obsessed with Meghann’s new puppy, Maddie!!!! Isn’t she SO cute?! She is so well behaved too. She didn’t make a peep all throughout dinner and just laid curled up on her mama’s lap. So cute! I want one!

We had a really fun girl’s night tonight at this little bar/pub down the street from my house, Mad Dogs and Englishmen. I’ve eaten there before and love their food and the atmosphere is awesome. Us three girls split a bottle of Pinot Noir—

And ordered spicy sweet potato fries as an appetizer—

As Gina would say, they rocked my face off 🙂
As for an entree, Meghann and I went half and half on the pizzas because we couldn’t choose. I ordered the goat cheese grilled pizza with caramelized onions, balsamic reduction and dried figs

While Meghann ordered the Spinach and Arugula pizza with feta cheese. I took half of hers and she took half of mine and we feasted!
totally and completely aaaaaamazing! I liked the Spinach and Arugula pizza but my favorite was my goat cheese one. Not surprising though because I have a little more than a minor obsession with anything and everything goat cheese. The figs were the perfect compliment and, well, it was a total party in my mouth 😉
After dinner I was driving Anne home and we took a detour to my house to have a Summit fashion show……….with animals.


A teeeensy bit more wine 😉


The big question: what do we wear to the Summit cocktail party?!

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No comment:

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I think I laughed until I was in serious pain. Hysterical. I’m leaning towards the green dress but sort of feel like its a little too Christmasy…thoughts? If we showed up in wet suits though that would be pretty darn cool. Just sayin’.
Must get some sleep now because I have a hot 6 miler in the morning.

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  • Angela
    August 7, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    OMG the wet suits cracked me up!!! WTF??? lol

    I love that green dress. I think you look stunning in it!

  • sherri
    August 7, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    go green!!

  • holly the healthy everythingtarian
    August 7, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    wet suits are the obvious choice 🙂

    LOVE the floral dress on anne and LOVE the blue dress on you. i always wanted blue eyes so i could wear blue and they would look more blue! just got back from julie & julia – sooooo good! yay for hilarious times with friends! that CAN’T be beat!

  • Rebecca
    August 7, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I’m totally craving pizza now! Glad you had a fun night!! I vote for the wetsuits!

  • Liz
    August 7, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Jenna you gorgeous girl, I think you should wear the blue dress and Anne should wear the flowery one! Yay for wine, girlfriends, puppies, and clothes 🙂

  • Simone
    August 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I know its been a hard week for you but I’m not guna lie, you look great and very glowy!! 🙂 I love both the green dress and the first one Anne was wearing–you two were looking like you were having a mighty good time (loved the wet suits)!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 7, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Hahaha I love everything in this post – especially your green headband in the first pic and the PUPPEHS!!

    The green dress is beautiful. I don’t think it’s too Christmas-y. 🙂

  • Julie
    August 7, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    The green one!! I love it, super cute.

    I’m glad you had a fun end to a less than stellar week!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    August 7, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I think the green dress is cute!

  • Sheri
    August 7, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    The pizza looked so yummy! OMG..the wet suits too funny! I like the green dress on you but I really like the blue one too! You both looked great in all the dresses! 🙂 I am so glad that you had such a great night girl…you deserve some laughs and good times!

  • Low
    August 7, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I vote for the blue dress. It’s gorgeous!!

  • Jen
    August 7, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I have a bottle of Pinot Nior (my favorite) Mac Murray waiting to be opened!

    Cute puppy! Looks like you had fun! I love girls nights! 🙂

  • theskinnyplate
    August 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    The goofy picture at the end of the post is cute. The green one is elegant and matches you really well. Meghann looks really good in the summery flower one.

  • Michelle
    August 7, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I vote the blue one with sassy black heels and a ‘drop’ necklace to show off your neckline.

    Looks like you’re having fun. Fried sweet potatoes are a small slice of heaven. I ate them every morning in Timor…the trick is moderation. But omg they’re heaven.

  • Alex
    August 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Hello! I’d just like to say that both dresses look great, but the green dress is the best:). Not too Christmasy, I think.

  • Janine
    August 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I actually like the BLUE one better for a summer cocktail party! Both are gorgeous though!

  • Alyssa
    August 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    The BLUE DRESS!!! 🙂

  • Ann
    August 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I vote for the green one. You look stunning in it – though maybe that’s because you look so happy just caught in the moment. The wetsuits ROCK! 🙂

  • Laura Brandon
    August 7, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I really like the blue one!

  • Hangry Pants
    August 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I like the green because it’s a really different color. For Anne, I like the first one. That is, of course, assuming you won’t be wearing the third options.

  • Sarah
    August 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Green for you and the print one for your friend!

  • crystal
    August 7, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    I vote for the green dress for you and the patterned one for Meghann, but you both could wear sacks and look fabulous.

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    you two are rockin that wetsuit! So FIERCE!! hahah 🙂 Those sweet potato fries look amaaaaaaaaazing ah. I could gobble all of those up right now.

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 7, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    sweet potato fries are amazing! i had some tonight too.

    and i love the green dress-you don’t see as much clothing in that bright true green, so it stands out.

  • Sara
    August 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Cute dresses! But all this talk about Summit outfits on all the blogs is making me feel like it’s expected to be some kind of fashion show… Yikes!!! ;/

  • Jessica
    August 7, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    That green dress looks AMAZING on you. Not xmasy at all!!!! It makes you look thin and healthy. Loves it!

  • Kate
    August 7, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I think the green one is great! You’re so gorgeous! I think that living green and wearing green are a great statement and I don’t think it’s too Christmassy at all 🙂

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    August 7, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Though the wet suit doesn’t look half bad, I am loving the dark blue dress on you! Stunning!

    I’m so happy you had a fun night! And the pizza sounds out-of-this-word good! Have a glorious 6-miler in the morning!

  • Shauna
    August 7, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    The green dress is my second-favorite… I love, love, love the blue dress on you! You look stunning in both, of course.

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    August 7, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    You are too cute. I want to hang out with you sometime — you’re so much fun. I’ll be in Wilmington, NC during the summit, but I can’t wait to read the posts. I hope you all have a great time. I love both dresses, but I must say, I think the blue one is the winner! Very classy! BTW, goat cheese and fig pizza? Um, yum!

  • Ruby Red Vegan
    August 7, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I LOVE the wetsuit thing…you should totally wear that to the cocktail party!
    JK, JK… The green dress is fabulous on you and you are fabulous in it, so wear that! Yaaaay! And thanks for the inspiration — I was planning a pizza night (starring TJ’s premade pizza dough, of course) and now I am totally going to put figgies on my pizza! The grilled pizza look wondrous!

  • Lizzy
    August 7, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I am in love with that pizza and i’ve never even had it. as for the dresses, i’m totally digging the blue one for sure! with a killer pair of heels! ur going to look beautiful! 🙂

  • Jennie
    August 8, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I think the green one looks great on you and is not Christmasy. 🙂

  • Still Life in South America
    August 8, 2009 at 12:05 am

    What an awesome night. My friends and I call the fashion show our cat walk. Woot!!

    You look gorgeous in both the blue and green dress, but I think I lean toward the green.

  • chandra h
    August 8, 2009 at 12:08 am

    jenna you are gorgeous!!!! i like zee blue dress 🙂

    & i want to pluck one of those sweet potato fries off my laptop screen. lol. glad you had a fun friday night!

  • Kaila
    August 8, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I don’t think the green dress is too Christmassy. And on Meghann, that shiny dress is fabulous!

  • karla
    August 8, 2009 at 12:15 am

    hahaha girls night out are the best medicine

    def go BLUE, makes you look really classy and sexy which is hard to get at the same time!

  • MMiller
    August 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Definitely love the green one!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    August 8, 2009 at 12:34 am

    The green dress is it. Although love the wet suits! For your friend…I’d go with the pink dress she had on for dinner. The shiny light blue material is pretty and the shape of the halter dress is really nice…I just have a real thing against patterns. [JFK would not allow Jackie to wear patterns.] To me, the are too busy and detract from looking at girl. But that’s just minimalist me. Love the hairband!

  • Amanda
    August 8, 2009 at 12:34 am

    I love that darker blue dress!

  • Erica
    August 8, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Go with the blue dress! It looks great on you. Great color and fit. Have fun next weekend.

  • Erin
    August 8, 2009 at 12:53 am

    I love the blue dress for you and the floral dress for you! 🙂

  • Erin
    August 8, 2009 at 12:54 am

    err… her. (It’s late!) 🙂

  • Amanda
    August 8, 2009 at 1:08 am

    So my vote is for the blue dress for you and the flowery one for your friend. I just started reading your blog and I gotta say I love it! I am trying to eat better since having had my son and your site totally gives me great ideas and is a lot of fun to read. Good luck on everything and I’m glad that you are out having a good time!

  • tonya smith
    August 8, 2009 at 1:12 am

    You are way too young to remember, but in those wet suits and those poses you reminded me of my favorite childhood Saturday morning cartoon: Dynowoman and Electragirl. Thanks so much for the laugh. By the way, you are usually beautiful in just about all your clothes. You have a wonderful sense of style.

  • Kerry
    August 8, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Go green!

  • Maria
    August 8, 2009 at 1:31 am

    LOL those are cute pictures! Love all the dresses!!!

    Pizzas sound amazing! Especially your goat cheese and fig one 😉

  • kathleen
    August 8, 2009 at 1:45 am

    go green…and anne should wear the floral halter.

  • Emily Eats
    August 8, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Sounds like a great night! Those pizzas sure do look delicious.
    You look great in the blue dress – really fits your figure. Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Organic Ashley
    August 8, 2009 at 2:18 am

    I vote green dress. It looks really cute and not xmassy at all.

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    August 8, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Looks like a fun girls night!!! I love that blue dress Anne is wearing 🙂

  • Sarah
    August 8, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Ok, wine and spicy sweet potato fries! Where do I sign up? Lol. I’m so glad you girls had a good time — and I love both dresses, you always look so pretty!

    Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 8, 2009 at 6:32 am

    hahaha! Fabulous!

  • Anne P
    August 8, 2009 at 7:11 am

    I am still laughing over the wetsuits. Lol! So much fun 🙂 And I told you the green one would be a hit and not Xmas tree material!

  • Lauren
    August 8, 2009 at 7:18 am

    I’m thinking of wearing a green dress, so we could be Christmas-y together ;).

    The pizza you ordered sounds and looks a.mazing! I also have an obsession with goat cheese – and figs so so well with it.

  • Tess
    August 8, 2009 at 7:36 am

    I know “go green” is in and it does look wonderful on you, however, the blue dress rocks on you. Anyone who looks that incredible in a dress deserves to wear it. Friends, puppies and VINO are always the perscription for a wonderful night of relaxing and laughter!!!!!!

  • Erica
    August 8, 2009 at 7:45 am

    What a yummmmmmmy dinner. I love goat cheese too- its seriously incredible. Meghann’s new baby is the cutest. Very cool that you got to meet her.

    I like both dresses but the blue is the winner in my eyes!

  • KatieF
    August 8, 2009 at 8:08 am

    I’m a fan of the blue dress. Simple yet sophisticated. But the green dress is nice too. Don’t worry about it too much–you’ll look nice in either of them!

  • Kim
    August 8, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Both are great, but I think I love the green dress a bit more. I’m loving that you’ll be wearing bright colors to the cocktail party — such a burst of Florida amongst the basic Northeastern blacks and grays 😉

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    August 8, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I’m loving the blue dress, but you can’t go wrong with either…they’re both absolutely stunning!!

    Although, I have to say, the wetsuit idea is pretty crazy cool too. 😉

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    August 8, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Hahaha… Just sayin’. I love the green dress. It doesn’t look too “christmas-y” at all. You guys are going to have so much fun! I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  • cj
    August 8, 2009 at 8:28 am

    I love the blue dress on you for a summer event. The green one also looks great but for fall or winter. Whatever you choose, I am sure you will gorgeous darling!

  • Lola
    August 8, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Ahh you have the BEST dresses, Jenna!! I love your style. FREAKING ADORE THE GREEN but the blue is pretty snazzy, as well. You can do no wrong!

  • Anna (
    August 8, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Those spicy sweet potato fries look AMAZING!
    The green dress is really cute! If you pair it with summery looking sandals/heels and jewelry you may not think Christmas green anymore when you see it!!

  • chippednailsandall
    August 8, 2009 at 8:48 am

    although I AM tempted to say the wetsuit, haha, I think the blue looks fabulous on you. It’s a style I haven’t seen you wear a lot on the blog and I think the blue would complement your eyes well!

  • Matt (No Meat Athlete)
    August 8, 2009 at 8:51 am

    The pizzas look awesome! I’d vote for the goat cheese and figs too.

  • Deva
    August 8, 2009 at 9:15 am

    The green dress.. or the wetsuits 😀

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    August 8, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I vote the green one too!!
    Your dinner looked amazing – so jealous!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    August 8, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Oh good to know you guys are dressing up! I will be coming to the cocktail straight from the office, so I will be extra dressed up for work!

  • K
    August 8, 2009 at 9:48 am

    HAHA! Glad you guys had a great time 🙂 I love both dresses!

  • Stephanie
    August 8, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Green all the way!!!

  • leslie
    August 8, 2009 at 10:57 am

    i love the green! the color and shape are stunning on you. and the floral for anne!

  • Danielle W.
    August 8, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Both dresses look amazing, but I love the blue one especially!

  • Christine
    August 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Blue dress!

  • Megan
    August 8, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Oh my goodness…that goat cheese pizza looks SO good. I have a minor obsession with goat cheese too. No big deal 🙂
    I am glad you had such a good time with the girls! And, love the fashion show, haha. My vote is the blue dress actually! I love the color!

  • Sarah
    August 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    The wetsuits, obviously 🙂
    I vote for the green dress. It’s so cute and you look stunning in it! I’m loving the shiny blue one for Meghan! Gorgeous ladies!
    Mmmm, that pizza looks delish! Too bad there’s nothing like that at the place I’m going to tonight :/

  • andmarie
    August 8, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I’m loving the blue!

  • amethyst
    August 8, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    So pleased you’ve been laughing lots, Jenna… and to see the smile back on your face. I vote for the green dress – looks fab and very glam on you. A x

  • caitlin
    August 8, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    please wear the wet suits!!!!!!!!!!

  • Whitney
    August 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    The wetsuits are hilar, but the puppy and the green dress are serious. Seriously cute and seriously fab!

  • Genie
    August 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I love the combo of goat cheese and fig! Cooking Light has a great grilled goat cheese and fig jelly sandwich recipe. MMmm mmm!

    The green dress looks fab!

  • Stephanie
    August 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Definitely the green one – it is amazing. Plus, it is evergreen, which represents life. That’s perfect for a healthy living summit. 🙂

  • Kristilyn
    August 10, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Wetsuits! How funny. 🙂

    Personally, I think the blue dress looks lovely on you!


  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    HAHAHAH! How did I miss this post! This is so hysterical, I love it!