Behind The Butter

Get Down, Get Funky

Internet! I have not forgotten about you!

Sorry. Things got a little crazy there for the past 36 hours but I promise I’ve been thinking about you all the time. I have so many things on my heart to tell you but don’t want to overwhelm. And it’s easy to be overwhelmed. For instance, why is my hand twice of size of my face here?

Overwhelming. All of it. There were wine tastings, friends, lobsters, cheeses, more wine, omelets, dance parties, strobe lights, fog machines, basset hounds, hot tubs and grilled veggies. There was laughter, singing, snorting, sleeping and much, much eating.
It was SUCH a fun weekend…hate to see those end. Last night we cooked for about ten friends. I love that.
Like a beast set loose in the wild, I thrive in my natural habitat.


And there was so much food. I’m talking local cheeses with truffle honey, baked brie, vegetables, sweet potato fries, grilled salmon, bbq ribs, lobster and fresh tuna salad.




There was also a little bit of this, on a perfect Sonoma Sunday….


Theme of the weekend? Sometimes, you just gotta get funky.


You Might Also Like

  • Daisy
    June 20, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Looks like so much fun!! You got moves in the kitchen and on the dance floor

  • Kaz
    June 20, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    That is wonderful! You look like you’re having such a great time! 😀

    That food looks amazing. Oh my!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    oh my! What FUN!!!!!! You look so happy 🙂

  • Blaine
    June 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Live it up girl 🙂

  • Ameena
    June 20, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Love your enthusiasm Jenna! You look gorgeous and happy. The food doesn’t look too shabby either. 🙂

  • Hallie
    June 20, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Aww…this post made me happy. Good for you for enjoying yourself!!

  • Sassy Molassy
    June 20, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Such fun pics! That’s how a weekend should be. That apron is adorable btw.

  • Marina
    June 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Looks like one perfect weekend!
    You look so happy and energetic, I love that last picture of you 🙂

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please
    June 20, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I’m in love with that dress! And your weekend… looks like so much fun!!

  • Camille
    June 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    All the food looks absolutely beautiful!

  • Carly @ Happy Healthy Foodie
    June 20, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    LOVE it! Sounds like an amazing time 🙂

  • Amanda @ Vegacious
    June 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Looks like quite the weekend, indeed! Glad to see you enjoying yourself so much! 🙂

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    June 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    You look fantastic in that lavender color. Everything looks fabulous and fun. Love weekends like that when all the perfect elements come together–magic! Thanks for the terrific pix!

  • Krista (kristastes)
    June 20, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Perfect weekends filled with friends, food, and fun are what life is all about!! Dance on, sista!

  • Casey @ Chasing Casey
    June 20, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    The last picture of you is so fun! Glad you had a great weekend!

  • Heather
    June 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    i LOVE that last picture of you! can’t wait for the deets on the weekend!

  • Sana
    June 20, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    You had a fantastic weekend!!!! I adore your longer hair :)!!!

  • Becki @ HikeBikeEat
    June 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    How dare you enjoy yourself and have a life instead of writing to us about your day? 😀 Looks like your weekend was amazing!

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    June 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    FUNKY! Love it. Looks like an amazing weekend. 🙂

  • Laura (Starloz)
    June 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    beautiful weekend.
    you are perfect in lavender

  • Amanda
    June 20, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I love that last picture! Go on with your funky self Jenna!

  • Meg
    June 20, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Jenna you look fabulous and so so HAPPY! i swear, everytime i read your posts i get your contagious happiness! LOVE the dress btw 🙂

  • Helen
    June 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    What a fab weekend! I am so happy for you. Omg all your food looks delicious, especially the cheeses!

  • Kerri Beth
    June 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Yay for dinner parties!

  • Claire
    June 20, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Both you and the food look beautiful! Can’t wait to hear and see more!

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    June 21, 2010 at 2:10 am

    hahaha sweet dance moves! I swear I have pictures just like this! Looks like you are having a blast!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    June 21, 2010 at 3:10 am

    That last picture is so great! You look like you’re having a ball 🙂

    Glad you had such a fun weekend!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    June 21, 2010 at 3:10 am

    That food all just sounds fabulous! And you look so happy. 🙂

  • Shannon @ Before Sunrise
    June 21, 2010 at 3:30 am

    How cute are you! Love that last picture 🙂 And the food looks amazing!!
    My hub and I are looking to come out to Napa/Sonoma sometime in September to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary (we love us some wine) – any places you can recommend to visit or stay would be greatly appreciated! 🙂

  • Sarah
    June 21, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I love those kinds of weekends. And I love getting funky!

  • Cassie @ Tasteful Tales
    June 21, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Talk about having fun!!!!! Can’t wait to hear more about it! BTW Where is the dress from? I am in love with it.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    June 21, 2010 at 3:46 am

    That picture of you is SO FUN 🙂 Plus I am in awe that you cooked for so many people . . . the only time I do that is bbq style.

  • Stacey
    June 21, 2010 at 3:46 am

    It looks like a fun weekend and that’s the most important thing.

  • Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life
    June 21, 2010 at 4:01 am

    TOO funny!!!!

  • Cara
    June 21, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Looks like a blast!
    You look overwhelmed by happiness, it’s great.

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    June 21, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I ADORE the last picture of you! You look so damn happy, it’s beautiful !

  • Sara @
    June 21, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Haha, I love that last picture! You look so much more composed when you get funky compared to me…I look more than a little frightening.

  • Maureen
    June 21, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Oh my word where did you get that dress?!? I absolutely LOVE it!

    • Julia
      June 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm

      Ditto! I love the dress! Looks a bit Anthropologie-ish?

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    June 21, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Looks like you had a ball. 🙂 Happiness is contagious.

  • diana@mymarblerye
    June 21, 2010 at 4:57 am

    frame the last pic! It shows exactly why LIFE is such a blessing.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 21, 2010 at 4:59 am

    You look like you’re absolutely brimming with happiness and pure joy. Love it, girl. Live it up! 😀

  • Kelly
    June 21, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Your dress is so cute. Glad you had such a fun weekend. Hard to see those end huh?

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    June 21, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Nothing like a good house party! You always make me miss wine SO much! Maybe in a few months I’ll be able to drink again. hehe

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    June 21, 2010 at 5:22 am

    You look like how I picture happy.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    June 21, 2010 at 5:23 am

    How fun! Glad you had a great weekend 😀


  • Sabrina
    June 21, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Sounds like the best weekend EVER!

  • Julie
    June 21, 2010 at 5:33 am

    haha, love this post. i have that dress in gray!

  • Mom
    June 21, 2010 at 5:36 am

    This post was definately worth the wait! So happy to see you so happy!! XXoX

  • Jess @ MTL Veggie
    June 21, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Dinner/ Dance parties are the best! Looks like yours rocked, big hair and all!;)

  • Veggielady4life
    June 21, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Looks like you enjoyed yourself! 🙂

  • Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels)
    June 21, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I’m so happy for you girl. There isn’t anything prettier than a woman in love:)

  • Kristin (Salty Tooth)
    June 21, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Looks like a fun weekend!

  • Sarah
    June 21, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Oh my GOODNESS! Where is that dress from?! Where can we all go buy it so we can be little Jenna look-alikes? (I sound like I’m mocking but I am TOTES serious I want it).

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    June 21, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Oh girl, WHAT a weekend!!!! Life is good!

  • Lindsey
    June 21, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Wow…so can I have your life please? Food, wine, cheese, friends, cooking, dancing, Sonoma County! Really?!? I shall live through you vicariously haha:) Enjoy it!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    June 21, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Awwwm you look so happy! And that dress is adorable:)

  • Nichole
    June 21, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Let your freak flag fly!!!

  • Vicky
    June 21, 2010 at 6:37 am

    It looks like you had a blast! I love nights like that! and your food looks delishh!

  • Emily
    June 21, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Looks like such a fun weekend! LOVE your dress, Jenna!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople
    June 21, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Go ahead girl! Living life, having fun, looks like a blast!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)
    June 21, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Your pics made me smile… You’re too cute! 🙂 Looks like it was a fun weekend indeed!

  • Kelly
    June 21, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Wow, sounds like an amazing weekend! Glad you enjoyed it! There will be more to come soon, I’m sure! You look beautiful 🙂

  • Erin at The healthy apron
    June 21, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Ooo looks like a great weekend! you are so hilarious!! Get funky!!

  • jenna
    June 21, 2010 at 7:44 am

    🙂 lol what a WILD weekend!

    btw. i’m madly in love with your purple dress! 🙂

  • rayshine
    June 21, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I bought that dress but returned it because it looked frumpy on me! But looks cute on you!

  • Adrianne@ Flex-appeal
    June 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Your pictures are so cute!

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary
    June 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Who’s beautiful kitchen are you in ?!

  • Anne @ the doctor takes a wife
    June 21, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Love the dancing pics 🙂 I tried on that dress @ Target a few months ago and for whatever reason didn’t buy it… It’s been on my mind ever since!!

  • Leslie
    June 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I see a Shiner in the background of one of the pictures. That makes me so happy since Shiner is a Texas beer!