Behind The Butter

I’m Alive!

Hey guys!

Sorry for being so MIA….there was a point yesterday when we thought the blog might crash again so I sort of delayed posting until everything had been figured out on the server front. No worries though, everything is good and the blog shall survive!!!

Yesterday I did the quickest workout ever combining upper body strength + jumping jacks + jump rope. When I say quick, I mean quick…it was probably only 15-20 minutes but my arms are actually sore today from it so I guess I did something productive! I’m just frustrated because I still can’t put on my sneakers so that sort of rules out cardio…tomorrow I’m supposed to run 8 miles but I’m pushing it back until Sunday morning in hopes that my heel will be mended by then.

Around 6:00 yesterday, Kayla came over and us three girls had more homemade sangria and girl talk! It was awesome to catch up with Kayla….I still can’t believe she is married now….seems like just yesterday we were 14 years old and racing around the middle school hallway or chatting at high school graduation about which one of us would be married first, have kids first, move the furthest away…typical high school girl stuff. I think I got voted to be married first. Hahahahaha 😉



The festivities really started when Ryan and Andy (our friends from high school and cupcake co-workers) came over for cocktails. We had a blast catching up and laughing about anything and everything. I come from a very VERY small and close high school graduating class in a small, small town and when we get together, its like nothing has changed at all.



We had a late dinner at a local hang out. I had waaaay too much of the calamari and fried zucchini…..



A house salad with honey mustard dressing on the side:


And grilled salmon with a sweet potato for my dinner (this is like my perfect meal!)


Regretfully, I didn’t touch my broccoli. I was not in “healthy jenna food blogger” mode last night, apparently!! 😉

We hit up really the only bar in Vero after dinner and, naturally, tore up the dance floor. I requested Journey and the rest was history. Good times, good times.



It was humorous actually because we were the ONLY ones on the dance floor. That’s how I roll, clearly.

Got home around 12:30…..woke up at 6 am STARVING so I made an egg and cheese muffin!


And then promptly fell back to sleep for three more hours. Glorious.

Around 10:00, Christie and I were in cognito mode at Cravings, a little beachy bakery. Major coffee action!


And my favorite thing ever: a hot honey sandwich!


No trip home is complete without a hot honey sandwich. This could be the finest sandwich ever created…..ham, spicy honey mustard, tomato and melty cheese on a hot panini. Sometimes, I dream about this sandwich. Not gonna lie 😉

So, I was going to drive home today but Christie has convinced to me to stay yet another day. I’m easily convinced, clearly. I have a little bit of a headache (my own fault!) and don’t really feel like driving three hours. So another day it is! Tomorrow morning I will be going home for real though….I must!

Hope everyone is having a lovely Friday–I’ll catch you in a bit!


Heather gets interviewed on True/Slant! Love this girl!!

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  • angharad
    August 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

    It sounds like you are having a well-needed amount R&R – it must be so tempting to just stay and stay! Holler for rocking out on the dancefloor solo – I have definitely been known to commit that rockstar move myself! Ha ha ha.

    Love the pink dress!

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 28, 2009 at 11:47 am

    mmm, that sandwich looks amazing.

    and requesting journey always means a night is going to go well (or downhill, depending on how you look at it.)

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 28, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful vacation with lots of good eats! Hope your heel feels better, I hate not being able to run because of an injury

  • Chocolate Covered Ka
    August 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    It feels so weird that all my friends are getting married and having BABIES!

    Yikes… this ride is going so fast!


  • Julia
    August 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Your evening seems great! Glad you enjoyed it!
    And that salmon…wow: wanna have a piece now;)

    Have a good weekend! xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Niki
    August 28, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Journey is the only thing Ill dance too! haha that and a handful of other 80s hits. I love the light purple dress. where is it from??

    • jenna
      August 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm


      It is from ROSS for only $10. Awesomeee!

  • Jenna
    August 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    i was wondering where you went girl?! haha.
    glad to hear you and your high school friends had a fun night!
    have you ever been to captain hiram’s in vero beach? that place is AWESOME 🙂
    that hot panini looks delish!
    you are so funny about staying another night! if i were you i would never wanna leave vero!

  • Lizzy
    August 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    yay for the blog surviving!!!!!

    your eats girl look amazing! 🙂 live it up

    and a super hooray for staying other night. it’ll be so fun!

  • Kristen @ Simply Savor
    August 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    all of your eats look so delicious! i need to try a honey sandwich! you look gorgeous and i love that purple dress. so glad you’re having a great time!

  • brandi
    August 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    looks like a fun night! and that sandwich does sound amazing.

  • Ashley
    August 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    mm sangria… I love your dress Jenna! It’s good to see you have a bad food night every once in awhile : )

  • Maria
    August 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Being with old friends and eating good food sounds awesome!!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay there 😀

  • Lizzie
    August 28, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I love those nights out with friends where you could just sit around (or dance!) all night, enjoying some beverages and good food, like you see each other all the time. Unfortunately (well not really since I love them to pieces), most of my friends either have kids and are settling down or we’re all over the globe, so it’s tough to find those times. So thankful for email, Skype and FB! 🙂

    It’s good for the soul to have a fun night out!

  • Bec
    August 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    That hot honey sandwich does sound fantastic! Glad you have had such a great time visiting with all your friends 🙂

  • Whitney
    August 28, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I love your dress! 🙂

  • MarathonVal
    August 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    LOVE the dress on the top of the post!!!!

  • Lainie
    August 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Sounds like you are having a fabulous time; beautiful pictures of you! Love your dress – with your coloring, it looks stunning. That hot honey sandwich sounds freaking amazing…

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Oh yay for fun times with friends!! You look so cute in your dress 🙂

    And I think if I ate that hot honey sandwich, it would be my favorite thing too! Haha.

    I ADORE the picture of you drinking your coffee. It’s so cute!

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    August 28, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    So much fun catching up with old friends! It really looks like you are having a fabulous time. Your pink dress is adorable!

  • kirsten
    August 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    looks like your having such a great time!! Why did you end up moving to Tampa from Vero?

    • jenna
      August 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm


      my family moved while I was in college about four years ago because of my dad’s job. i moved to tampa after graduation because they were there.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    What a fun evening! And I just ADORE your dress. Only $10!? I’m muy impressed. 😉

    YUM! What a perfect way to start out your Friday. That sandwich look fabulous!

  • K
    August 28, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    LOVE that dress!! I’m glad you’re staying another day – it looks like you’re having a blast!

  • Rebecca
    August 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    OO the hot honey sandwich looks really good. 🙂 Glad you’re having a blast!

  • Run Sarah
    August 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    LOVE your dress, so cute! Sounds like a fun night…I love reuniting with high school friends, it always feels like nothing has changed with the friendship.

  • Simone
    August 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Looks like you are REALLY enjoying yourself and getting in some major fun friend time, the best kind of fun there is! Also, I love love love your dress. You look so pretty in those pics! And no worries about the lack of broc, sometimes us bloggies DO get sick of veggies. But only for a minute or so, as I’m sure, knowing you, you will be eating something green very soon 😉
    Enjoy your last day in Vero!

  • Sara
    August 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Looks like a blast! All these great outfits have inspired me to take a trip to the mall….

  • Katherine
    August 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Wow so much fun! You look healthy and happy girl 🙂


  • Shannon
    August 28, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Is that the new $12 dress? I LOVE IT!

  • Chloe
    August 28, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    That sandwich looks amazing. Time for me to break out the George Foreman and recreate that! Looks like you had a blast, I love catching up with old friends.

    P.S. Nobody cares that “healthy Jenna” took a hike for the night, we love you just the same!

  • Julie
    August 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    It looks like you are having such a blast in your hometown…have you ever thought of moving back?! I bet you’d have a blast! Be a part-time blogger, part-time cupcake lady, part-time awesome fun haver! I totally made that word up, but whatevs. I’m super jeal of all the fun your having!!

    • jenna
      August 28, 2009 at 1:29 pm


      No, no…I love visiting but won’t be moving back…

  • Tay
    August 28, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Fun times!!! It’s always so much fun catching up with old high school friends 🙂 I hope your blister heals up SUPER FAST! Speedy blister!

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City)
    August 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Happy to hear that you didn’t lose the blog and happy to see that you’re having so much fun! Oh and the pink dress is super cute!

  • Megzz @ Megzz Wins At Life
    August 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Jenna.. Your outfits are always soo cute!!! Looks like the fun just keeps going on and on.. The weather looks so nice there too!!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Glad the blog is ok! Enjoy your extra day of fun! 🙂

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    August 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    what a cute dress! nothing beats getting together with old friends 😉

  • Erin
    August 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    That’s a cute pink dress. And time with old friends is time well spent.

    But bah! I don’t think a 15-20 minute workout is quick. It’s just normal for FT-working gals like me.

  • Liz
    August 28, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Looks like you had an exciting night!! Too bad you can’t stay for longer!

  • Meghan
    August 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    How do you make your sangria for just a few people? Do you let the fruit marinate or just throw it in and drink at once?

  • Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    August 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    You look so pretty in pink, Jenna!

    And those fried zucchini sticks look delicious! Eeeek! So glad you’ve had such a great time–you deserved it!


  • Anne Marie@her new weigh
    August 28, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    You look so happy-it’s awesome!! I love your dress-so pretty!

  • Runeatrepeat
    August 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Love the dress! May this cupcake gig turn permanent given your baking background??

  • Runeatrepeat
    August 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Nevermind…just saw your reply to someone else 🙂

  • Caroline
    August 28, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Goodness, I don’t know how you could bare to leave scenery like that!

  • Andrea
    August 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I think you should stay another week. 😉

  • Sarah
    August 28, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks for the link to Heather’s interview – didn’t know about her – major find. Have a great weekend!

  • Julia
    August 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    What a fun night! You’re eats all looked super delicious! Sorry about your heel, I hope it feels better by Sunday!

  • RunToTheFinish
    August 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I love having so much fun that you can be the only one on the dance floor, those are the best nights!!

  • Jenna
    August 28, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    It looks like you had a blast last night! And splurging is part of having a healthy lifestyle as well, you just can’t do it ALL the time 🙂

    Enjoy your one last day, who is counting anyways!?!?

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    August 28, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Haha I love being the only one out on the dance floor when out with friends- sometimes you’ve got to get the party started.;) Have a good weekend!

  • skinnyrunner
    August 28, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    cute pictures, and i love that dress!

  • Tania
    August 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Have to agree with K – great dress.

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    August 28, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Isn’t it great reconnecting with friends? One of the best feelings in the world. CUTE dress!

  • Vanessa
    August 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Glad you had a good weekend! I know what you mean. I’m a small town girl myself, and it seems like much of no one has really changed!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats
    August 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I think your having too much fun:) j/k Have a great weekend!

  • Evan Thomas
    August 28, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Sweet potato and salmon is definitely one of my favorite meals, too, and my go-to if I see it on a menu

  • Diane, Fit to the Finish
    August 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    You have the most amazing life! Have a safe trip whenever you decide to head back!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    August 28, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Fun night out Jenna. I’m still best friends with all my high-school girls too. Whenever we see each other, we revert back to acting like we’re 18 again. I love it. Glad you had a good time back at home.

    Salmon, broccoli, sweet potato – my idea of a perfect meal as well.

    Thanks for the interview shout-out. Too kind my friend. 🙂
    PS – Loved the pink dress. ROSS, huh? I need to start shopping there!

  • Sarah
    August 28, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Sounds like fun! 🙂 That salmon looks so good as does the sandwich! You always have such great eats to accompany the great times.

    I LOVE the purple dress you’re wearing as well! So cute!

  • andmarie
    August 28, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous time! The sandwich looks so good!

  • Lia
    August 28, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Love what youre doing. and saying.
    Try to relax a little though, it will do you good.

  • angieinatlanta
    August 28, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I agree with everyone who said anything nice about your dress; it’s awesome! I love it!

  • Courtney
    August 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    That pink dress on you is just phenomenal. WOW!

  • Caroline
    August 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Love that dress! You look great in purple.

  • Sara
    August 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Jenna! Is that the Riverside Cafe?? I’m from NY but on a Spring Break trip to Sebastian, my girlfriends and I went there and had a blast!! It looks like the bridge that’s right near it! Glad you had fun!!

  • Emily Eats
    August 30, 2009 at 4:52 am

    I am not surprised you stayed another day ~ it looks like a fantastic place to be. You’ve sold it to me, anyway 😉