Behind The Butter

my so called life

A huge thank you to Heather for such a lovely recipe guest post this morning! I know what recipe I’ll be christening my new oven with (once I finally finish moving). Heh heh heh

Right now though, I could really use one of these. And more coffee…because coffee is always a really good idea, no? Especially when you just discover you have more cavities than you thought (fact), wireless internet will take ten days to set up, and half of your ingredients for the dish you’re about to make are in one house and the rest are in another.

Oh, and I have a pimple. I totally have a pimple!

Yes, I’m a wee bit stressed out…why do you ask?

Beam me here.

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  • Jenny
    March 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm


  • Carrie H
    March 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Did you hear this yesterday? Too funny it aired the same day you wrote about the book … anyway, maybe you can give it a listen while you’re moving/cooking and it’ll help melt away some of the stress. It’ll be almost as good as sitting down to read the book! 😉

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    March 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Man that cup of coffee looks incredible.

  • mitzi
    March 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    that looks like blue bottle coffee…could be wrong though 🙂

    that dog has a big tongue…hehe

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    March 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Moving is always to stressful… Deep Breathes always help. Also know everything will be settle down soon 🙂

  • hippierunner
    March 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Sounds like someone could use a little yoga! 😉

    • jenna
      March 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      the sad thing is that I just finished a class! hah!

      • Baking 'n' Books
        March 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

        Yoga has the same effect on me – oy.

        Oh my, that’s a lot of stress. I hear ya. I suggest not trying to do everything at once – get a Wireless “Stick”, haul out a bottle of wine, ditch the recipe (more time running between houses and losing ingredients) – and order a pizza.

        Oh and don’t try licking your nose like that. Only he can do that and get away with it. 😉

        God does these things for a reason Jenna.

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    March 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Jenna, hang in there! Moving is ROUGH. Very rough.

    I know you will be feeling so much better when this is all over. But pimples, cavities, and things randomly just all over the place..not fun!

    Hang in there. Have some more coffee. Or one of those blackberry margs you linked 🙂

  • Lisa
    March 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    It will all settle down soon…..I just know it 🙂

  • Amy
    March 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Sorry to hear about your cavities, I am going through a similar situation. I have to go in for a complete exam on Monday and I am not looking forward to how many they will find! Hope everything works out for you!

  • Christie {Nourishing Eats}
    March 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    That is one good looking latte.

    Hope the rest of your moving goes well!

  • Michelle
    March 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Stress that is SO worth it! We all need little things to get us out of our groove because once you get back into it, it’ll feel soooo good. 🙂

  • Passport Coffee and Tea
    March 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    That coffee art is beautiful!! My morning latte always makes the world seem right again 🙂 -Raya

  • Carrie (Carrie on Vegan)
    March 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Ugh, moving is simply the WORST! Sounds like your new place is awesome though. Did I hear pizza oven in the kitchen!?! Good luck with the move!

  • Amanda
    March 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Hang in there girl! I know moving is SO hard sometimes…but I promise it will be totally worth it in the end!! Just think of all of the AMAZING treats you will be able to bake in your new oven very soon 🙂

  • Christine (The Raw Project)
    March 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Yikes, hang in there! Moving is no fun, but will be over soon and you’ll be settled in a better place. 🙂

  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    March 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    This sounds familiar… oh yeah, sounds just like me! lol Moving is tough! It will drain every bit of energy out of you, like a full-time, pay-less job!! Hang in there. Deep breaths. 🙂

    I actually read recently that dogs lick their noses when they are de-stressing or something like that. Can you lick your nose? It might help! LOL

  • Moni'sMeals
    March 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    hang in there! i really can’t stand moving…

    chocolate and espresso and wine and repeat and repeat!

  • Chicago Cuisine Critique
    March 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Good luck on the unpacking. Getting settled is never easy, but once you do it feels great. Try and focus on the end result. It will be worth it! 🙂

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    March 2, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I love latte art like that – so lovely. My sister is a barista and I envy her latte-making abilities.

  • Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman
    March 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    It’s amazing what coffee can do for you in the morning , isn’t it?! This morning after dropping off the kids at school, my dog, Chloe and I decided to do some errands. After returning to my car, I found that Chloe had drank my entire Starbuck’s Misto {decaf, thankfully}…..and I was so looking forward to that Misto!
    Hope the rest of your move goes smoothly and you have plenty of coffee to get you through!

    • Clizia
      March 3, 2011 at 5:04 am

      I can’t stop laughing!!! I love dogs, yours sounds so funny 🙂

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    March 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Dare I say at least your car is still intact? Either way, you deserve some pajama pants, comfy slippers, and a hot mug of chocolate goodness.

  • val - lots of dishes
    March 2, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    moving is terrible, but at least in a week everything will be in place and you won’t have to worry about moving for a long time!! your coffee is making me really want some. even at 930pm.

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    March 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    awww hang in!!

  • Maria
    March 2, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Good luck with the rest of your move. It’s stressful but once everyone’s all settled in, it will be nice to just relax 🙂

  • fawn
    March 3, 2011 at 3:07 am

    What you need is a puppy! What kind of puppy would you get? Hehe

  • Katrina
    March 3, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Coffee is always a good idea.

  • Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner
    March 3, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Man, that coffee looks GOOD… and that dog is adorable haha what a cute picture!

  • Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    March 3, 2011 at 6:50 am

    aaaah! that coffee makes me pine for blue bottle coffee in the ferry building! ah, san francisco, why can’t i fit you in my pocket?!

  • Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food
    March 3, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Doesn’t it feel like those small little annoyances always happen all at once!? Hang in there. It will be so exciting for you to totally be in your new place!