Behind The Butter

this week

I’m really loving this totally random bouquet of flowers Adam brought me! He said he was driving over for lunch and “just got the urge to stop and buy me flowers”. Well then.

I also wanted to share my absolute favorite fragrance in the whole entire world. I got bath cubes for Christmas years ago in this fragrance, used them all up and then forgot all about it…until last week when I was in the city and smelled this at Sephora! Instantly, all the memories of that Christmas five years ago came rushing back (sort of like smelling a shampoo you used to use!) and I fell in love all over again.

I figure spending a good chunk of my days washing dishes merits me spending $5.99 on the most wonderful smelling dish soap around. Of course I refuse to buy “gourmet” canned soup that costs more than three dollars a can. Priorities, people.

This stuff is like duct tape for your face. Okay, maybe that was a hideous analogy but it can really cover and fix just about anything. It works wonders on dark circles and instantly brightens everything up makes you look like you got eight hours of sleep when really, you slept outside in a tent. Without a rain flap.

I don’t normally wear lipstick, but I love lip liner and gloss. This nude colored lip liner from Maybelline pairs so perfectly with another one of my favorite Sugar products—their nude tinted lip treatment. It’s my lipsmacker of choice, along with this. Who doesn’t love birthday cake lip gloss? Or birthday cake bubble bath, for that matter.


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  • Kristin Murdock
    October 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    That was so sweet of Adam!!

  • Sana
    October 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Oh a man with flowers! That can only mean one thing 😉 I kid, I kid!

  • Jacqueline
    October 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    AHHHH I have that perfume too! I love it so much I didn’t think anyone else knew how great it was haha

  • Erin
    October 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Very good of Adam randomly getting you flowers. I actually prefer them for no reason at all other than the urge to buy them than if it’s an actual holiday or occasion.

  • Shannon Blogs
    October 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Ah! Loved the photo on Instagram.

  • Cait's Plate
    October 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I’m obsessed with Sugar chapsticks. I have that same one and use it ALL the time.

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    October 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I was just thinking this morning that I really need something like that Erase Paste—thanks for the recommendation!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    October 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Ok I love every single thing in this post. I want that perfume now. And that lip gloss/liner combo…good tip. Love makeup finds and tips. Benefit products are usually always worth their weight$, too 🙂

    Adam just earned brownie points, too. That’s so sweet of him to bring flowers!

  • Amy
    October 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Random flowers? I immediately have mad-respect for your husband! I’ve never heard of Erase Paste, but I like the sound of it! Actually, I kind of irrationally feel like I NEED all of these products now! 🙂

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count
    October 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I was given Fall flowers last week for my birthday celebration and I’m still enjoying them. It’s amazing how flowers can make you happy!

  • Kristen
    October 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Awesome on the flowers. I love Sugar perfumes too! They’re my favorite. I’ve tried a few of them and love them all.

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    October 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Gorgeous bouquet! Well done Adam. Well done!
    Jenna, that Erase Paste may just be the thing I’ve been looking for. I have never used a concealer type product, but with the wee hours of sleep I’ve been getting, and the northern cold making my nose look more and more like Rudolphe’s…I think I may need to invest in this! LOL.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb
    October 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    i can’t get through the day without my favorite lip gloss… feel naked when i forget it!

  • Amanda
    October 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Adam is a keeper. 🙂

    That sugar lemon perfume sounds incredible. Definitely going to check it out the next time I’m in Sephora!

  • Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More
    October 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Ummm, I love Mrs. Meyers Clean Day products. Totally too expensive for cleaners, but soooo worth it. I buy the countertop spray too and looooove how my kitchen smells afterwards. I think I clean the counter tops like 4 times a day…..which basically means I run out of the stuff way too fast! I think I love the Basil scent the best!!

  • Leslie Means @ Her View From Home
    October 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Love it when my hubby does something sweet – and random. Usually our acts of kindness consist of little notes left on the table if one of us leaves for work when we’re still sleeping. It always puts a smile on my face and his when we remember this simple act. It’s something my parents did (and still do) and hopefully we are encouraging our girls to pass this onto to their loved ones some day. Enjoy your beautiful flowers!

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    October 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Fun stuff! I’ve been hunting down the perfect non-toxic eyeshadow…

    Three cheers for your man on the flowers. Hip. Hip. Hooray. You deserve ’em.

  • Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes
    October 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Oh sweet! Major brownie points to Adam. 🙂

  • Mel @ Post Grad Mel
    October 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I am definitely going to look up that Erase Paste! I don’t own any Benefit products, but I have heard some good things. I really like this post series you do! It’s always fun to see what other people are digging or loving on!

  • Erin
    October 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Flowers always make a girl smile and blush! Every boy should know that!


  • Emily @ Life on Food
    October 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Great favorites list!

  • Shan
    October 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    More of such posts, please! Outfit/fashion post soon, maybe? 😀

    • Raewyn
      October 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      Oooh, oohhh, I second that!! 😀

  • marge
    October 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Fresh products are the best–other awesome colors for their sugar lip balm too, like plum and rose.

  • Raewyn
    October 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    That is so sweet of Adam to surprise you! Those Texas boys… 😉

  • Kristina
    October 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I LOVE Mrs. Meyers Basil scent! Fun fact – sister’s friend’s mom started Mrs. Meyers and Caldrea companies, which is partly why I started buying their products. Once I got a sample of a Rhubarb scent – It was the best thing ever but they never put it into production 🙁 Basil is my second favorite though, behind the sadly non-existent Rhubarb.

  • sherri
    October 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    okay cutie pie, check out head cheese for halloween! i think you could adapt for jenna and wine country style. now get yourself to seattle, won’t you? p.s. the best flowers are given just because…

  • Corrie Anne
    October 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Ooo love the flowers. And I could go for some bday cake lip balm!

  • Amy
    October 28, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Isn’t Sephora just wonderful?! I live in Vermont and the closest one is in Mass, so I go a little crazy on, or when I go home to Washington state for a family visit. I swear by anything made by Fresh. I have also found makeup removing wipes by Josie Maran that are all natural that are amazing!!! Also a small portion when you purchase them will go towards proctecting endangered species.

  • Gennin
    October 28, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Jenna – If you love that Sugar Lemon perfume you will love J.R.Watkins Lemon Cream lotion. It tastes so good you want to eat it. Lemon Bars yum! Find it. Buy it. Apply it. and, try not to eat your own hands. It’s available online and I’ve seen it at Ulta Cosmetics.

  • Kate
    October 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Is that the same fragrance that used to be called Lemon Sugar? I love it–makes me very happy. Thanks for reminding me to dig out my bottle 🙂

  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs
    October 29, 2011 at 9:09 am

    love the vintagey look of the pictures here.

  • frannie
    October 30, 2011 at 5:33 am

    What shade of erase paste do you use? I’m trying to decide which shade to order (light or medium). Thanks!

  • Charise
    November 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Erase paste is the best thing to ever happen to my face. I have perpetual dark, puffy circles under my eyes (I blame a combo of sinus issues + lovely genetics), and get slightly ruddy spots around my noise and mouth – this has been perfect for covering up both. I second Jenna’s recommendation! 🙂