Behind The Butter

February Favorites

It’s that time again! Here’s a little list, in no particular order, of what I’m loving now.

These small gold stud earring by Lisa Leonard! Adam got them for me for Valentine’s Day and gave them to me a few days early. πŸ™‚ I LOVE them!

The Balm Put a Lid On It. I’ve always had an issue with eyeshadow creasing throughout the day, but ever since I started using this product daily, my eye makeup has lasted all day long without a single crease. I just have a sample size right now (got it in my January Birchbox!) but will definitely be purchasing the full size when I run dry.

FlipKey. FlipKey is a vacation rental finder service brought by the folks at TripAdvisor. Adam and I are actually using them for our honeymoon so I will report back in June to let you know how it all went down in Europe!

Β DaySpring Journals. A bunch of you have asked where I got the journal I feature on Instagram all the time to share my She Reads Truth devotions. I actually got that particular journal from a friend {thank you, Kristen!!}, but the most similar journals I’ve found can be found here {there should be a leather “travel” journal on that page that’s incredibly similar, if not the same, as mine}. I also own a bunch of stationary from DaySpring and love it as well!

This post by Jami Nato. I found myself nodding my head along while reading. This girl gets it. I read her blog whenever I need a good gospel spanking…which, let’s be honest, is pretty much everyday.

This post by Coconut Robot. Kacia is hosting a challenge to completely fund the adoptions of eight children in Ethiopia this month. She wrote a post about it that literally made me cry…that girl has the biggest heart of anyone I know.

These three-ingredient cookies n’ cream truffles I posted last week on PBS Food. They are still lurking in my freezer and I.can’t.stop.eating.them. Nor do I want to! These would be the perfect lil’ treat on Thursday {or any day}.

This adorable painting by Melody Joy. I don’t have it…but I want it. I have one of Melody Joy’s homemade cowls and love that, too. This girl is seriously talented!

Stella & Dot Dakota Earrings. These are just fabulous. I got them before I realized I couldn’t wear dangly earrings until the end of April {I just got my ears pierced in December!} so now I just have to stare at them every day for the next couple months. Fail. But seriously, the photos don’t do these pretty little things justice — they are show stoppers and I can’t wait to wear them later this Spring!

This month I’m also loving walks outside with friends, strong black tea with milk and sugar, chewy ginger cookies from Peet’s around 3pm, the book of Corinthians, steak on the grill, long heart talks with girlfriends, handwritten notes, green coconut curry, eager anticipation for May and hot pink toenails.

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  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    February 13, 2013 at 4:12 am

    I love these posts. Thanks for sharing. The earrings are beautiful (both pairs)!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    February 13, 2013 at 4:34 am

    I’m really looking forward to hearing about what you think of FlipKey after your honeymoon. I’ve always thought about doing that as a holiday option but I think in order to enjoy it, you’d have to be using a reputable company to make sure everything goes smoothly. Ooh and the journals: Thank you for mentioning them!! I’m almost at the end of mine and need to get a new one asap!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    February 13, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Flipkey = The Holiday? Jude Law included in the rental?

  • De @ Cooking for the Other Half
    February 13, 2013 at 5:07 am

    I love your monthly favorites posts!

    Those Valentine’s Day earrings are gorgeous– they are really unique looking. Flip Key sounds awesome- it makes me think of The Holiday as well (like the commenter above!)

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    February 13, 2013 at 5:09 am

    I love these posts so much πŸ˜€ Those first earrings are really beautiful. I love simple jewelry like that.

  • Amy
    February 13, 2013 at 6:41 am

    loved that post by jami nato too. she does it everytime!

  • Amy Walters, aDESIGNdock
    February 13, 2013 at 6:49 am

    What a lovely “love” list. Those gold earrings Adam gave you are fabulous!

  • joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    February 13, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Love these posts! That painting is so cute, and I’m eager to check out that stationary. I sort of looove stationary (I was the kid always excited to buy new notebooks for back to school time).

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action
    February 13, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I love this months favourites!

    Did you get your earrings pierced so that you could wear earrings on your wedding day? Or just decided it was time?

    Good luck with the Flipkey- I’ve heard really good things about it!

    • jenna
      February 13, 2013 at 7:53 am

      I totally got them pierced to wear earrings on my wedding day! My grandma gave me her pearl earrings and I really, really wanted to wear them.

  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog
    February 13, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Both pairs of those earrings are adorable. I love those studs – they’d be perfect for everyday wear.

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    February 13, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Uh, I love the earrings! And the eyeshadow crease prevention system. Genius. Journals also awesome!

  • Coco
    February 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Nice favorites, Jenna!

    Given your sense of style, I was wondering if you knew that Topshop is now in a bunch of Nordstrom’s stores here in the US. Bought a couple things while I was in London over the summer, and I just discovered that they’re in the Valley Fair mall down here in the South Bay . . . Anyway, I think you’d probably like their stuff!


  • erin @hooleywithaz
    February 13, 2013 at 7:58 am

    i’ve been looking for a journal, so that’s a good recommendation. also, those studs are gorgeous. your guy has some impeccable taste!

  • sherri
    February 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

    VRBO is also a great site to use as a resource along with FlipKey.

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    February 13, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I’m excited to find out about flipkey. I love tripadvisor so I’m sure it will be good!

  • Sharla
    February 13, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I just found FlipKey through – those sites are so cool. We’re using one for our NYC trip this year.

    Thanks for the Nato link – I’ve never been to this blog and it’s amazing!!

  • Carissa
    February 13, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I’m so excited to hear how it goes with FlipKey. I’ve heard about that and thought it would be fun to try!

  • Caroline L.
    February 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Love both pairs of earrings and especially these Favorites posts! Always a joy to read πŸ™‚ And I really want to try that eye balm – I’ve been using the Urban Decay primer and am running low, and want to try something different!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    February 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

    FlipKey has always worked out great for me. I hope you guys have good luck with them and as long as you’ve done your research (which no doubt you have), it’s gonna be awesome. What an amazing sounding honeymoon you’re lining up!

  • deva by definition
    February 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I love the studs – they’re so classic! and the eyelid primer? I have to get some of that!

  • Kathleen
    February 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I definitely just bought the Snoopy journal! Super cute find!

  • Marie @ Pasta n' Pilates
    February 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I love these posts Jenna! Those Dakota earrings are gorgeous

  • Devora @ Cork & Spoon
    February 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I’m loving:

    This sushi restaurant!

    This cheese!

    This website!

    Always good to have more love and positivity in the air πŸ™‚

  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    February 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I love those dangly Stella and Dot earrings. They would make any outfit look fantastic!

  • Padma
    February 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    hey Jenna,
    I’m a long time reader and lurker; and I really love your blog, and your book. I was wondering if I could share this video with you, and maybe you could get your readers to check it out. It’s for Becky’s Fund, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to women empowerment, and domestic violence against women prevention. thank you so much.

  • Angela
    February 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Love those earrings! Way to go Adam! πŸ™‚

  • janet
    February 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Will have to see if I can get The Balm in Canada … I use Mac’s “paint” eyeshadow … It’s in a little tube that last MONTHS … In a neutral colour. Problem? Well. Not really but it lasts so long I almost have to scrape it off w/eye makeup remover.
    So if you can’t get The Balm I swear by it (and shhh as I’m a Mary Kay rep I shouldn’t admit I use it vs their primer!)

    Love the earrings. Both of them.

  • Clara
    February 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I always love your posts, particularly ones like these! Because I’m a total makeup junkie, I would love if you did a post about your favorite makeup and skincare products! (:

  • Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
    February 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    LOVE those stud earrings. I am drawn towards simpler and smaller earrings, but I love the little detail that these earrings have. So perfect!

  • jami nato
    February 14, 2013 at 10:28 am

    ok, totally going to check the eye make up stuff and flipkey out.

    and thanks for reading. and for the shout out. i’m really good at spanking people. LOL

  • LC
    February 15, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I’ve never heard of having to wait that long to wear dangling earrings. Heavy ones, I can see, but if they’re lightweight, I would imagine they would be OK!

  • Cathy
    February 18, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Oh my! I want everything you posted!
    Thanks for sharing your finds!

  • melody
    February 19, 2013 at 5:28 am

    what a beautiful list! and thanks so much for the shoutout πŸ™‚
    i love it that you just now got your ears pierced!

  • Kim
    February 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I love your monthly recommendations! (And I’ve always wanted a piece of Lisa Leonard’s jewelry. Beautiful!)

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