Behind The Butter





















tea + sunrise//God’s masterpiece//barre3 in portland!//cooking with sadie {watch the video we made here!}//dinner in bed//fall in portland//homemade pizza//preparing for parenthood//preggo craving//west elm grand opening!//thank you starbucks!//14 weeks//kacia + me//heartburn nation {but SO good}//rainy fall day//quickie hike//stitchfix girls//a great read!//dexter’s pumpkin tree


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  • Lily
    November 22, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Jenna, your blog and feed are both so inspiring to me. I love to read your words and see your delicious adventures unfold! It occurred to me yesterday that along with Facebook, Pinterest and NY Mag, your blog is my fourth most visited page! It has become such a wonderful habit.

    Thanks for the inspiration, photographs, stories and recipes 🙂

  • Courtney @ Translating Nutrition
    November 22, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Beautiful photos! I am majorly jealous of that plate of Mexican food. YUM! Just can’t get that on the other side of the Atlantic.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    November 22, 2013 at 4:27 am

    What a lovely fall you’re having!! I have to confess that I have not yet visited a West Elm. I think there’s one about an hour from me and I’m going to make a point of going next time I’m in that area because I’ve heard wonderful things!

  • Nicole
    November 22, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Love your baby bump! Too cute! Thank you for sharing what a lovely fall you’ve had!

    Also, random question…when you travel, does Dexter get taken care of by a friend? The hubs and I are thinking of adopting a kitten but are nervous about traveling without him!

  • Amber
    November 22, 2013 at 4:44 am

    I just couldn’t put Orphan Train down!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    November 22, 2013 at 4:48 am


    Happy Friday!

  • shelly @ohshellsbells
    November 22, 2013 at 6:04 am

    this post makes me want to take more pictures. I just …forget a lot of the times. love that you have a black cat. I’m such a sucker for one ever since I adopted mine.

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    November 22, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Wow what beautiful pictures! Love the little starbucks baby onesie! I think one day when I’m pregnant I’m going to have get one of those!

  • Sarah C.
    November 22, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Great photos! Can you share how you tied your scarf in the stitch fix photo? I’m always trying to get my scarves to look like that but I can’t figure it out! Thanks!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    November 22, 2013 at 7:46 am

    you look too adorable with that bump..

  • lucinda
    November 22, 2013 at 7:54 am

    you truely are glowing! the hookup from starbucks? so thoughtful! are you still enjoying coffee though? sadly, i was averse even to the smell of it when i was preggo – thank goodness that’s over now. coffee = new mom’s life source

    • jenna
      November 22, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Thank you! And yes! I am still enjoying coffee…in moderation, of course 🙂

  • Aishah @ Coffee, Love, Health
    November 22, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I’ve been reading your blog FOREVER Jenna. I don’t comment much but I just had to stop and say congratulations after seeing all these beautiful pictures, seeing you preggo made me smile 🙂 So happy for you.. I’ve always loved your blog and I still do. xoxo

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    November 22, 2013 at 9:33 am

    West Elm near me would be so dangerous! Love the sunset photo – puts everything into perspective.

  • deva
    November 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Love! You are so stylish :-)! I also love taking pictures of the sunrise/sunset and nature. It’s all so miraculous and gorgeous and makes me feel so blessed!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    November 22, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I love that group shot with you, Gina, Julie, etc…you all look awesome!

    Thanks for this roundup, Jenna 🙂

  • Kate G
    November 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Love your pictures! Question – how do you get your hair highlighted? All blonde highlights only? Highlights and lowlights? Or are you just lucky and it’s natural? 🙂

  • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)
    November 22, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Gorgeous pics! Have you been craving Mexican? Because I’m 16 weeks and want to lick the screen and eat that devour that whole plate 🙂

  • Caitlin
    November 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    way too much wonderful for me to even comment on! seriously all looks amazing.

  • Caroline L.
    November 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Precious, precious! I’m so excited for you and Adam and Dexter, of course 🙂 How’s he feeling about this almost baby sibling of his?

  • jan
    November 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I love this post! It’s so much fun to see people’s lives through their daily photos. You look so incredibly perfect and cute with a baby bump!

  • Lauren C
    November 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Cute video, Jenna! You should do more of those and post to the blog, demonstrating cooking techniques or recipes. Would be a great addition that I’m sure we would all enjoy 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Nancy
    November 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    WELL! Holy jumpins. This is going to sound so strange, but I lost your blog for a while. I think you used to have a domain elsewhere. Either that or I totally forgot the name of your blog – and I finally found you again through PBFingers!!!!!! I read your site like … a few years ago (2009-2010 ish). CRAZY. I am adding you to my feedly reader.

    Congrats on your pregnancy!!!!

  • sarah
    November 23, 2013 at 11:05 am

    So fun! I love portland…such a foodie town. I keep telling peter we gotta eat dinner in bed, its just so cozy:) Lovely photos, thanks for sharing!!!

  • Sanaz@Run for Cake
    November 23, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Get out! That starbucks onsie. OMG. That’s adorable. These pictures are just lovely. What a great mix!

  • Cathy
    November 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    What fun photos! I love the Starbucks onsie, too cute! How is that book? Always on the hunt for a good read 🙂

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    November 24, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Gorgeous photos!! And can I raid your closet? 😉

  • Joanna
    November 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    The Mexican food looks so good. I am getting a craving. 🙂 That was so sweet of Starbucks. That onesie is just to cute.

  • Anna
    November 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Such cozy photos! Portland looks amazing- your photos really make me want to visit it!

  • dishing up the dirt
    November 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    you are looking beautiful Jenna. Loved looking at all of your photos from Portland! You and Sadie look like sisters!