Behind The Butter

July Favorites


It’s time for another favorites post….I just love these! It’s so fun to share with you guys. Isn’t the Internet just the best?!

First of all, these mini coconut milk fudgsicles. The box below is the second box I’ve gone through in a week. I can’t get enough. And since they’re only 70 calories, you can eat three at a time and call it a night!

My sweet friend Jessi (a co-host of The Influence Conference) wrote an eBook!!! And it totally made my cry. She sent it to me last week and I meant to just glance over it, but ended up reading the whole entire thing in one sitting. You guys, it’s so good. Please read it. I think you’re going to just love it.

I am really loving this Yes to Blueberries anti-age serum. Every birthday, I sort of have a mini breakdown in the Target beauty product aisle where I think I need to start using anti-age stuff but have no idea what to use. Well…over the past month I have completely switched all my skincare products to Say Yes products and love them—especially this serum! I also use the Yes to Tomatoes cleanser, Yes to Carrots spf 15 moisturizer and Yes to Blueberries night cream now. I love how yummy everything smells (Adam says it makes me smell like a sweet tart, which is a win in my book).

Three words: Pineapple Arugula Mojito. Need I say more? This was one of the fresh and yummy cocktails served at the Dole Conference I attended earlier in the week and yeahhhhhhhh, they go down pretty easy. That’s indeed what we are sipping in the first photo—Ashley, Jessica, Jess, Lauren and Tina, you girls are a blast! <—I need to recreate this drink, stat.

I LOVED this book! It’s a quick read—I knocked it out in a few hours—but it’s so sweet and so thought provoking. I don’t know why it took me so long to find it, but it’s definitely one of my new favorites.

P.S. have kleenex nearby. Trust.

How Sweet Eat’s Grilled Corn, Mushroom and Roasted Poblano Tacos! Mmmmm. I made these last night for dinner and let’s just say, two of us ate the entire recipe that supposedly serves four. I threw an avocado in my spicy chipotle crema and it turned out fab! So spicy and creamy…the perfect little drizzle on these vegetarian tacos! Make.these.tonight.

Locals flip-flops + Blue polish. I found these flops at a local shop and they pretty much haven’t left my feet since. I love the bright red/pink combo. They go so nice with a bright blue pedi, don’t ya think? (I’m usually a size 8 and wear a size 10 in these)

….that’s about it for today, folks! Have a lovely Thursday!



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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    July 12, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Now that looks like an amazingly fun time…all you ladies under one roof and with a cocktail in hand…what a blast!

  • Lesley
    July 12, 2012 at 3:30 am

    That drink looks awesome!!!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    July 12, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I’ve read Heaven is For Real, and I agree, tissues are a must!! 😉

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    July 12, 2012 at 3:52 am

    I’m a huge fan of the Say Yes to line. I haven’t tried the blueberry if you smell like a sweet tart when you wear it, then it’s a must!

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    July 12, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Mmm I want those tacos in my life.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    July 12, 2012 at 4:33 am

    All great finds! A lot of my favourite things reside on Ms. How Sweet’s blog too. 😉 I haven’t tried any of the Yes To line yet, but now you’ve got me curious. I like the smell of sweet tarts! 🙂

  • DessertForTwo
    July 12, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Wish I was back in Cali with y’all drinking those mojitos!

  • Kellie
    July 12, 2012 at 4:53 am

    I downloaded and read “Be Quiet and Say Something” last night. LOVED LOVED LOVED it. Very eye-opening about using your gifts and influence for HIM.
    I have also read “Heaven is for Real”… my 15 yr old “non-reader” son also read it. Great book!

    • jenna
      July 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Isn’t it amazing??? I LOVED it.

  • Cait's Plate
    July 12, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Love that first picture – you girls are too cute 🙂

  • Cynthia
    July 12, 2012 at 5:00 am

    I LOVE the Say yes products! I use the shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, and daily moisturizer with SPF.

  • Daisy
    July 12, 2012 at 5:00 am

    The link back to how sweet eats is broken! (Was tryna find those tacos!)

    • jenna
      July 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Fixed it–sorry bout that!

  • Jen
    July 12, 2012 at 5:01 am

    You’re the only blonde amongst a sea of brunettes in the first pic!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    July 12, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Arugula?? Arugula! Wow. You do need to create these and share those babies asap! Pleeease.

  • Nicole N
    July 12, 2012 at 5:12 am

    I love those mini coconut milk fudgsicles! and the tacos look delicious!

  • Katie
    July 12, 2012 at 5:22 am

    I LOVED that book. It’s stuck with me, too…I think about it so often! Aaaand I need to get my hands on those popsicles.

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    July 12, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I have been wanting to read that book! I need to get on that

  • Emily
    July 12, 2012 at 5:48 am

    And as soon as you recreate that mojito, please, please, please share the recipe. 🙂

  • Devon | the food bitch blog
    July 12, 2012 at 5:50 am

    I love the entire So Delicious line, but the coffee creamer is by far my favorite!

  • Ali @ Gimme Some Oven
    July 12, 2012 at 5:56 am

    You girls are so cute!!! Those mojitos looked amazing. And I’m totally intrigued by the blueberry/carrot/tomato line…will have to check those out….

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    July 12, 2012 at 6:06 am

    I loved that book too! I bought a copy for my grandma after I read it, and made sure that my mom knew about it too!

  • Mish @ mishs kitchen
    July 12, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Ive been using Yes to Carrots for years. They’re awesome products. The shampoo is amazing as wel. Further the hair mask is awesome if you’re one that has a scalp that freaks out when the skin changes. Their lip balms are awesome. I love thir product. I pay WAY too much to have it here in Australia, but it’s worth it. It’s also a good company as well.

    • jenna
      July 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      I’ve never tried the shampoo! Will have to give it a go 🙂

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See
    July 12, 2012 at 6:23 am

    That books sounds adorable! Maybe I’ll check and see if they have it at the library 🙂

  • Elisabeth
    July 12, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Love the flip flops! I have an addiction to them… 😉 I need to move somewhere I can where them all the time (Ohio girl here)…stat!

  • Kristin @ FoodFash
    July 12, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I loved following all of your Dole Conference photos on Instagram! It looks like you guys had such a fun time!

  • Tina {My Life as a Mrs}
    July 12, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Love. This. THOSE Mojitos… oh man. Still thinking about them. 😉 Oh, and I just finished reading Heaven is for real too – loved it! SO glad we got to hang out and get to know each other this week! Too much Fun.

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    July 12, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I am soooooo intrigued by your friend’s new e-book! The “graphic” typography alone has me itching to read it.

  • Karen
    July 12, 2012 at 7:42 am

    That mojito sounds fab! I’ve been drinking How Sweet’s Coconut Mango mojitos this week, but a pineapple variation sounds fab!

  • Emily
    July 12, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Ha ha, I have those same freak-outs in the Target beauty aisle. I haven’t tried the Say Yes line yet so I’ll have to check those out, thanks for the review!

  • Caroline L.
    July 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Fun post! Will definitely have to try those fudgesicles. Love the first picture!

  • Alexia (Dimple Snatcher)
    July 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

    hi jenna! can you say what it is about those yes products that made you switch to them entirely? i remember you used to use other brands. hahaha, stalker! i ask because i’m looking for new skincare and it’s hard to find something good and inexpensive. thanks!

    • jenna
      July 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Well, one of the girls who works for Say Yes loves ELR so she sent me a couple goodies in the mail. I tried them and just got hooked so I went out and bought the whole line! I like that they are all natural and smell nice. I’ve been having issues with breakouts lately, so I think the Tomatoes cleanser is going to be good for that!

  • Jessica @ Sweet Tooth Gets Healthy
    July 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Those fudgsicles look amazing! Where do you buy them?

  • brandi / branappetit
    July 12, 2012 at 8:36 am

    ugh, isn’t that arugula mojito insane? i had one there in may – so, so good.

    • jenna
      July 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      SO insane! Wish we would have been there together, Brandi!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    July 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Love your pedicure!!! I always say I’m going to get something adventuresome, and then end up getting red or pink.

  • Casey
    July 12, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Loved this post. 🙂 And you look so adorable in that photo above Jenna—all of you girls do!

  • Lauren
    July 12, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I now use all Say Yes to Cucumbers products. My fiance says he can tell when I’ve used the facial cleansing wipes because my skin is so, so soft. Love it!

  • Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out
    July 12, 2012 at 10:23 am

    aaaaaaand now I’m craving tacos.

  • Doris @ vanillacocoberry
    July 12, 2012 at 11:42 am

    JENNA those glasses suit you really well! I also have square glasses but I usually wear contacts, because glasses just feel weird in my face.. very irritating!!
    I didnt know you had a tiny tattoo on your foot! cute 😉

    • jenna
      July 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      aww thank you!!

  • Allie
    July 12, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I love the Yes to Carrots moisturizer too! And you are so freaking pretty in the first picture! Jealoussss. 😉

  • Suzanne H
    July 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I LOVE Locals. My cousin brought me some from Hawaii 10 years ago and after I wore those out I ordered more online. They’re so comfy and surprisingly durable.

  • themeaningofme
    July 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Made the How Sweet tacos for dinner Monday night – there were amazing. Love the idea of avocado in the crema.

  • Julia {The Roasted Root}
    July 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Awesome favorites list! So Delicious ice cream is my favorite, though I haven’t tried their fudge bars yet. The mojito sound sweet, cool and refreshing. Perfect cocktail for this triple digit degree weather! LOVE the flips and the nail polish! About the anti-age serum : totally know what the birthday blues breakdown is all about, but you’re gorgeous, hun…you don’t need it! 🙂

  • Sarah
    July 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I knew you’d love that book. Incredible.

  • Stacey
    July 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    You’re the cutest! I love these posts! Hope you had a blast in California; I loved seeing all the fun pictures you pretty gals posted on instagram! I’m intrigued about the Say Yes products… So I can find them at Target? Yay!

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    July 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I want to try those Say Yes products- are they only at Target??

    Btw, I saw the author of that “Heaven is For Real” book on 20/20 this past weekend, and listening to their experience really makes me want to read the book.. The boy’s conviction about what he experienced was something to see.

    • jenna
      July 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      They sell them at my local CVS, too!

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    July 12, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I heart those fudgcicles so hard. It’s hard to find a novelty type ice cream that doesn’t have ingredients I can’t eat. Supa-tasty!

  • Kelly @ My Love Affair With Running
    July 13, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Yay I always love your book recommendations thanks! I just finished ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, so looking for something a bit less intense 😛

  • Christa @ Edible Balance
    July 13, 2012 at 5:09 am

    ok, that Say Yes serum looks incredible! must find out if they ship to Canada! that mojito looks to die for, can’t wait until you post a recipe 😉 I’ve also eyed that ice cream for way too long… time to take the plunge!

  • Jan
    July 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I LOOOOOVE Heaven is for Real! And those coconut fudgcicles? Why do I not have those in my freezer??? Yum!

  • Ashley
    July 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Still love that photo, hahaa. Also, I want those tacos on a plate this very instant!

  • Sonia the mexigarian
    July 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Wooo Dole is just behind my back door in the central coast. (well out mi abuelas) I so want that moijto right now 🙂 I am going to have to find a way to check out the dole site. I am rocking the blue toe polish as well! I have to check out the say yes serum. Do you know if their products were tested on animals?

  • jackie
    July 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    So I’ve been following your blog for years and years and years but I don’t think I’ve ever said how fabulous and awesome I think you and your blog are! Love all your recipes and your fresh, easy writing style. I can’t wait till your book comes out. I’m also happy to know we have a friend in common. Jessi from Naptime Diaries is my best friends very good friend…maybe her other best friend?! She’s awesome. Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog if I’ve never said it before 🙂

  • Traci
    July 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Loved Heaven is for Real. It was such an awesome book!

  • Jessica
    July 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    How come I didn’t see your tattoo earlier? How adorable!

    • jenna
      July 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      I have two more! And really want another…it’s kinda addicting.

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