Behind The Butter

this friday

….I’m thankful for:

cute ballet flats that were 50% off at the Jcrew Outlet

perfect blue skies

date night at a mystery restaurant (!)

heartfelt emails from friends

coffee dates

running errands on foot

picking all the frosting off of the last tiramisu cupcake

the fact that winter is officially over

book club starting tomorrow

the book of James

these hawaiian bbq pulled chicken sandwiches!

Hop on over to Tasty Kitchen for the recipe—it’s so simple and delicious that it’ll blow your mind!!

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  • Sam
    April 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    cute shoes!
    i heart the book of James 🙂

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    April 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Running errands on foot, great CA weather and blue skies…love San Diego for those things, too!

    And those ballet flats…too adorable!!

    Have fun on your date night at the mystery restaurant! 🙂

  • amy
    April 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I love LOVE those shoes~ toooooo cute! I’ve been wearing lots of comfy flats these days, and those are some of the cutest I’ve seen~


  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    April 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Those flats are ADORABLE Jenna! Great list for today. Have fun on your surprise date night!!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg
    April 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Those sandwiches look delicious and those flats are adorable! Happy Friday!

  • Ruth
    April 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Love those flats!

  • Kelli H
    April 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Where is there a J Crew outlet around here?!

    • jenna
      April 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Napa 🙂

      • Kelli H
        April 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

        Thanks, I’ll have to look into making a trip!

  • Heather at Heather's Dish
    April 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I’m stoked about my mystery restaurant date tomorrow night! And I adore those shoes…heading to jcrew right now to see if I can snag some!

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    April 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Those shoes are adorable! Enjoy your Friday:-)

  • R @ Learning As I Chop
    April 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Cute shoes!!

  • jenna
    April 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I wanted to faintwhen i saw thos gorg. flats……..then I wanted to faint agian when I saw that bbq sandwich!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    April 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Adorable shoes! And definitely with you on winter… thank goodness that’s over and DONE with! 🙂

  • Rebecca
    April 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I adore those shoes!!

  • daniella@runneratheart
    April 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I will be making those chicken sandwiches on Monday night for dinner. I have made something similiar with Newman’s pineapple salsa and fresh pineapple but the sweetness of the bbq sauce sounds much better!

  • jenna{frombostonwithlove}
    April 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Book club and the book of James… two of my favorite book related things.

  • Christine @ Burning It Off
    April 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Cute shoes! Perfect for spring (which reminds me I need some new flats and other spring gear). Have fun at your book club! I’ve always wanted to start/join a book club 🙂

  • Stephanie @ Live Cook Love
    April 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Cute shoes!!! Have fun tonight!

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
    April 29, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    A real thankful Friday. TGIF 🙂

  • Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique
    April 29, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I love those shoes! Super cute. Have fun on your date night! 🙂

  • Kate @ Fitting into the Windy City
    April 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I went on a mystery date night last weekend with my husband and it was so fun, minus the whole not knowing what to wear thing! Have fun!

  • Katrina
    April 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    This Friday sounds great!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    April 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Cute flats! I want.

  • brianna
    April 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    love the positivity! this friday i am thankful for: the crazy good deal on the flight home i just booked for may, sweet texts from the boyfriend, and a week and a half left of the semester!

    • Lucy @ The Sweet Touch
      April 30, 2011 at 8:29 am

      It’s the small stuff, isn’t it? I’m excited I just found out zoo admission is free where I live – going to see the penguins!!!

  • Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    April 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    So jealous! every season I oogle at Jcrew flats – so cute but so expensive! lucky you got a great deal. I love that!

  • Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL
    April 29, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    50% off, no way! So jealous. I’ve wanted some Jcrew shoes for forever now, but they’re just too darn expensive.

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    April 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    LOVE J.Crew. I’m in a wedding this summer and was so excited when the bride decided that the dresses were going to be from J.Crew bridal!

  • Errign
    April 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    i heart jcrew. and those shoes. therefore, jealousy is going to ensue. Have fun on your date!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    April 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I am definitely thankful for winter to be over. About time we got some nice weather!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    April 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I concur with all these things 😉 Love the flats!

  • Arianna @ Laughter & Linguini
    April 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    This makes me thankful today, too! And I love your new shoes, they’re so pretty and feminine! 🙂

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    April 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I LOVE the fact that winter is over too! 🙂

  • Mama Pea
    April 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    If only we wore the same size shoe. And you lived next door…

  • staceyhealthylife
    April 29, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    super cute shoes, love them.

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    April 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I will always be thankful for cute shoes 🙂

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet
    April 29, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Really cute flats 😀

    And coffee dates are the best!

  • Tonya
    April 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I covet your shoes. Sorry, it’s true. Forgive me!
    I just printed this recipe off TK’s site today, despite my husbands rolled eyes. He hates warm fruit. What? Crazy man. Needless to say, I try not to make things he doesn’t care for, but I just might have to make an exception since my kiddos would love it too. 🙂
    Have a great weekend Jenna! I am jealous of your date night too. Does that make me a bad person?

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate)
    April 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I love many of those same things: finding a good deal, coffee dates with my husband, and the fact winter is over–although it is still pretty cold/cool in Alaska. 🙁

  • Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily
    April 29, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    One thing better than finding cute shoes…finding cute shoes that are 50% off.

  • Gracie
    April 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    those flats look adorable!!!! i kinda did an omg a couple of times.

  • French Heart
    April 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Pink Ballet flats!!! Am positive the Milky Way just perfectly realigned. 😉

  • Sarah B
    April 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Love the book of James.

  • Kari @ bite-sized thoughts
    April 30, 2011 at 2:41 am

    That’s a great list – and those ballet flats are definitely cute!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    April 30, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Lots of stuff to be happy for! I concur!!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down)
    April 30, 2011 at 5:28 am

    LOVE your cute new flats! Too adorable. I love sales. 😀

  • Katherine: Unemployed
    April 30, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I am so thankful that the tornadoes didn’t get too bad here; have you seen the south east. tragic. but your shoes are too cute!

  • Christine (The Raw Project)
    April 30, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Adorable shoes!

  • elizabeth
    April 30, 2011 at 9:43 am

    The chicken sounds great but I can’t seem to get the link to work…

  • Molly
    April 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Time to lounge in the sun with a good book and a cup of morning coffee!

  • Emily @ Savory and Savage
    April 30, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Very cute shoes! Spring time always brings about the shoe shopping urge – I find 🙂

  • Moni'sMeals
    April 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I love your Flats! and on sale….can we say woohoo!

  • Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses
    April 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Oh those shoes are precious!

  • Fancy
    April 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Love those flats…adorable! Hope you guys had a great time at the mystery restaurant 🙂

  • Kim
    May 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    You’re totally speaking to my heart right now. I love, love, love J.Crew! Beautiful flats that you just scored!

    The boyfriend just booked us tix for Napa (so excited!!), and I may just have to trick him into stopping at the J.Crew outlet while we’re there. 🙂

    I was drooling over the BBQ chicken recipe as soon as I saw it on PW. Then when I clicked over and saw it was your recipe I was like “who else would come up with this perfect start to spring recipe?!”