happy little saturday.

by Janetha on April 19, 2014

in eating out,family time,meals,oh baby

hey, guys! two posts in two days.. what is going on here? ha. i’m just hanging out on the couch and got an itch to blog, so i thought i’d share my day!

i tried my best to sleep in, but this baby makes me wake up whether it be to pee or to get something to eat. so i did both around 7:45 AM (a bowl of cereal and a piece of toast, FYI) and then zonked back out for a couple hours before getting up for good. 

around noon momma b picked me up and we headed out for some lunch. i have been craving thai food for so long, but marshall isn’t a fan. so, obviously i had to recruit my mom to eat some tasty thai with me. as luck would have it, she had thai last night.. but is a good sport (and a lover of thai food) and so she was game to go to the SAME restaurant again today! we went to her favorite thai place, pawit’s. she talks about it often but i’d never been. i was pumped to try!

we started with the shrimp & chicken spring rolls served with their signature sauce. 


we shared two entrees: pad thai and massaman curry. omg both were SO good.. especially the curry!


we stuffed ourselves to the brim and still had leftovers (which i am super excited to eat!) then we moved on with our adventures–the mall was next on the agenda for some shopping. i was looking for maternity clothes (ughhh) and momma b was ready to spoil my little dude with some sweet duds. 

maternity clothes suck.. so i only ended up with a few tops from h&m.



the baby clothes shopping was much more fun! it’s probably the most exciting part about baby shopping so far.. i mean, buying nipple cream and nursing pads just doesn’t have the same appeal, ya know? 

i am kind of different when it comes to baby clothes. i don’t like the things with lots of cartoon characters or silly phrases (like “momma’s little stud” or “daddy’s big helper”–no thanks) and it seems like most places at the mall stock those type of things. so we skipped gymboree and ended up finding some cute stuff at baby gap and h&m and a couple things at carter’s and marshall’s. 


everything we got was 40% or more off! bargain shopping runs in the family. here are a few of our favorite finds….


robots! i also got this print in a sleep sack. 


marshall loves dinosaurs, so i knew he would be a fan of these PJs.


i wish you could see how teeny this thing is in real life! it’s for a newborn and it’s just so tiny and adorable. i am not getting too much newborn stuff since who knows how big he will be when born.. but i am hoping he’s not super big.. for obvious reasons.. yikes.


this is by far my favorite find! it’s a paddington bear outfit. i lived in paddington when i was 19 so it has that connection.. plus marshall and i love bears! look how cute!


loved the onesie so much i got it in a couple of sizes, haha. 

while in gap we checked out the maxi dresses.. but quickly had to pass because, well:


haha we were dying at how long that thing was! short people problems, for sure. 

after our shopping extravaganza, we had to get a treat. i was still full from lunch, even though it was 5 o’clock, but there’s always room for ice cream! i had a root beer float at pace’s. mmm.


once i got home, i got to work on making the annual easter carrot cake! it’s not easter without that cake! marshall helped by grating the carrots. 


i never ended up getting hungry again, so i just popped some popcorn to snack on while watching back to back episodes of curb your enthusiasm (love!) the pups wanted some, but got none.


annnnd that was my saturday!

now we are still binge watching curb your enthusiasm. gotta love HBO go! i am sure we have a few more hours of that ahead of us. i am excited for easter with the fam tomorrow! i hope you enjoy your easter sunday (if you celebrate) and have a great rest of the weekend. 

check ya later!


1. what was the last article of clothing you bought–for you or for someone else? i think shopping for my little dude is waaaayyy more fun than shopping for my pregnant self.

2. what are your favorite shows to watch back to back to back? in addition to curb your enthusiasm, we have been watching a lot of xfiles.

xo. janetha g.


20 questions.

by Janetha on April 18, 2014

in random rambles

woohoo! happy friday! it’s been quite the week here in my life, so i am excited for a couple of days off. plus, it’s easter, weekend, which is always a good time. and i have a shopping date with momma b for this little baby in my belly, so it should be a great weekend.

i thought, since it’s friday, a little random rambling Q&A is in order! these 20 Qs were stolen from this girl.

1. What brings you the greatest joy?

knowing that i am growing a human. i cannot wait to meet that little dude. and, although they are few and very far between, the kicks i feel from him make me suuuper happy.

2. What are your vices? 

my phone. i spend way too much time on it. 

3. What is on your nightstand?

oh, a whole bunch of stuff.. i have this one from ikea that holds way too many things and, of course, it’s jam packed. i keep my makeup in there and jewelry and other odds & ends. also there is always a glass of water because i am constantly parched these days.

4. Do you have a secret talent? 

i can blow bubbles off my tongue! i can also rattle of the alphabet backwards.

5. What is your greatest indulgence?

these days.. i guess dr. pepper. i gave up soda years ago, but lately i want it so often.

6. What should every woman try at least once in her life? 

traveling! by herself! i traveled around europe with and without friends when i was 19 and i wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything in the world.

with my aussie mates at a pub in london

7. What makes you laugh? 

my dogs. every day.

8. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

well it’s old news, but when people hear it for the first time i suppose they are surprised. i used to be a real big drug user and have been arrested many-a-time. i also was deported from canada.

9. What is on your bucket list?

i want to go to greece!

10. What is on your feet right now? 

flip flops (see photo above.) i am so glad it is warmer now, because flip flops and maxi skirts make this pregnancy thing a lot easier.

11. How did you make your first dollar? 

oh! this is fun. i have always been obsessed with cooking, and when i was a kid i had a restaurant called “janetha’s place”. i would draw menus and write items with elaborate descriptions and pass them out to family and the neighbors. that is definitely how i made my first buck. either that, or pullin’ weeds..

a budding chef right there.. sponge curlers and all

12. What superstition do you believe in?

i always make a wish when the clock is 11:11 or 5:55 etc.. and i have to close my eyes to make the wish, and when i open them the clock still has to read the same number, or the wish won’t come true. i never claimed to be normal.

13. What items in your closet do you wear the most?

sad.. i have been boxing up ALL my clothes lately. none of them fit anymore and i won’t be wearing any of the summer stuff until 2015. since we might be moving before then, i figure i may as well box it up!

i have been living in maxi skirts/dresses but none of my tshirts are fitting my boobs and belly anymore, so it’s time to spend money on bigger clothes. necessary evil. sigh.

14. What is the best gift you’ve ever received? 

i am so not a material gift type of person. i like experiences much more than gifts. so i will say that my parents funding my semester abroad when i was 19 would have to be the greatest gift i have received. like i said in #6—wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world!

just another school day in london with my BFF mylisa, going to castles & museums

15. What is on your liquor shelf? 

nothing at the moment! seeing as how i haven’t drank since december. but we do have some liquor in the freezer.. i think there is some lemonade vodka and probably some fireball.

16. What is on your kitchen counter?

well, we have quite a bit of counter space. in one corner is the keurig..

in another is the spice rack, toaster, and vitamix..

and on the bar area there is a basket full of snacks. it’s a fruit basket but the only fruit is the bananas and the basket part has all sorts of goodies like belvita biscuits,  krave jerky, kind bars, pistachios, and other things.

17. What would you never leave home without?

my phone.. obviously (see #2.)

18. What movie has the greatest ending?

empire records has a pretty swell ending.

19. Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party? 

there are too many people to name. but we would have it in greece.

20. What is one thing you wish you had known when you were younger?

only one thing? haha. that it’s more fun to follow the rules. i spent a lot of my younger years in trouble and, while i did learn a lot of (hard) lessons, it would have been nice to just bypass all that crap and be where i am today. oh well, that’s just part of growing up!

well, that was fun-ish. knock yourself out, answer any questions you want! and have an awesome weekend!

xo. janetha g.


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