flashback friday: mexico.

by Janetha on April 9, 2010

in meals

hello and welcome to the weekend! hope everyone is smiling and the sun is shining wherever you are. i know that i am happy to finally get a little sun here in salt lake city after a rather dreary week of snow/rain/hail/etc.

did you all enjoy yesterday’s installment of guest post thursday? i hope so! and if you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure you read ildie’s guest post!

so i have had a lot of things go on between wednesday and today! because it would be ridiculous to ramble about all of it, i bring you just the highlights!

highlight #1: oats, glorious OATS

i have had a couple bowls of delicious protein oats~

maple chocolate peanut butter protein oats!


1/3 cup oats + 1 scoop chocolate EAS protein + 1 TB mighty maple PB


~329 calories, 11g fat, 27g carbs, 33g protein

PB&J vanilla protein oats!


complete with coffee from the boy! thanks babe!

1/3 cup oats+1 scoop vanilla EAS protein+1 TB sugar free smuckers+2 TB prepared PB2


~303 calories, 7g fat, 30g carbs, 34g protein

side note: i really want some peanut butter flavored protein powder! do they make it? do you guys know a good brand?

highlight #2: BLONDIES for the office


i used angharad’s blondie recipe on wednesday night to make some blondies to bring to work with me on thursday! instead of cherries, i added coconut, white & dark chocolate chips.

i had the itch to do some baking, but unfortunately body for life does not let me eat as many sugary baked goods as my heart desires.. hmm.. solution? bake anyway and let other people enjoy the goods!


i usually bring in a treat according to the national food holiday and on thursday it was actually national empanada day but i wrote this sign to justify the situation~


gooey, delicious.. these babies were almost all gobbled up by noon! definitely a hit!

highlight #3: lunches have been TASTY!

lunch number one was this mondo salad with a slew of protein: cottage cheese, hard boiled egg whites AND garbanzos! with EVERYTHING else i had in the fridge!


~314 calories, 8g fat, 30g carbs, 32g protein

lunch number two was a wrap with scrambled egg whites, ground turkey, laughing cow, ketchup and avocado.


~307 calories, 11g fat, 29g carbs, 31g protein

best part about both lunches?? THE AVOCADO.. makes everything better!!

highlight #4: house renovations have officially STARTED!!


i still need to do a video of the casa, but here are a few photos of us tearing up the living room carpet and base boards to prep it for tile!!


the biggest project will be transforming this not so good looking kitchen!!

before.. “wah, wah, wah” (right allison?!)



i can’t wait for the AFTER photos.

highlight #5: guess what is on SALE!

so! i had to go to sunflower market to purchase fifty two izze sodas:


side note, this is for my niece’s birthday party saturday! her name is isabella and goes by IZZY.. and it turns out there is a drink with her name on it! lucky girl.. i wonder if anyone will ever invent JANETHA drinks?!

on to the highlight.. CHOBANI ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS!


you better believe i stocked up.

guess what was also on sale???


kombucha is only $2 right now. HOLLER. i bought five of these dudes in various flavors! five for the price of two and a half?! yes, please.

highlight #6: i WON averie’s giveaway!!!!


yessss, i have been longing for a baby food processor for the times i am too dang lazy not able to bust out the full sized one.. and i won! i really won! so happy :D THANKS AVERIE!

that is it! the highest of the lights between the last time we talked and right now. hope you have been having some highlights of your own!!

however.. i do have two LOWLIGHTS to share with the class.. :(

lowlight #1: the person we arranged to MARRY us at the wedding has to go out of town for work and won’t be around on our wedding date! NOOO! he was perfect! he said there is a 3% chance he will be here. so i am asking everyone to cross your fingers, say some prayers and send good vibes so that 3% window expands into 100% :P THANKS!

lowlight #2: my belt broke! what the? it is pretty old.. i used to wear it snowboarding and it has taken a lot of wear & tear.. so i guess today it had just had enough and it broke!


RIP, volcom puzzle belt!


at least the HIGHLIGHTS have outweighed the LOWLIGHTS, right? right!


flashback friday!!

last year at this time i went to mexico with my company.. much like the trip to jamaica this year, it was a trip to reward us for our hard work!

here is the story.  *usually* they plan the trip very far in advance and go in february.  BUT, because the economy was crap last year, they planned to NOT take a trip.  THEN.. come the middle of march, they decided we needed to take a trip anyway, so a last minute mexico getaway was planned!  about 2 weeks before leaving.  sooo, marshall was invited to go because i was able to invite someone to take with me. BUT, mister marshall did NOT have his passport nor did he have time to get it.. well, he could have paid lots of $$$$ to get it, but then he would have also had to take time off from work (unpaid) and he just decided the responsible thing to do was sit this one out. (SAD janetha b.)

so anywho, a gal i work with ended up going solo as well because her husband could not get the last minute time off either.. so we ended up staying in a room together and it all worked out! i would have liked to have marshall there, but it was still a great time. i mean, it was a free, all-inclusive trip to mexico.. what is not to love about that??

SO. we went to playa del carmen, mexico which is right HERE:


and we stayed at the iberostar all inclusive resort.. which was lovely.

here are some photos of the trip! sorry that it is just basically photos of ME and SIM (my co-worker).. that is how the cookie crumbles!

monkeying around at carlos & charlies~


hanging out at the resort:







dinner out one night~


beaching it UP! probably texting marshall from the blackberry :(


love houndstooth <3

out on the town! couple different times..




the whole crew!! (well, most of us anyway!)


well, that wraps up this week’s installment of flashback friday! did you participate? i know tina and lisa did!! let me know if you did so i can link back to you!


on tap for the WEEKEND:

  • giveaway! (i promise!)
  • teddy bear picnic for my niece’s birthday (so excited!)
  • HIIT workout
  • upper body workout
  • wedding stuff! don’t even get me started on the details!
  • house reno stuff! gotta find a sink and check out IKEA
  • pancakes on sunday morning
  • dinner out on sunday night for marshall’s dad’s bday!

hope you all have a GLORIOUS weekend!


1. gimme a HIGHLIGHT in your life right now. see mine above! we will skip on talking about the lowlights!

2. if you had a DRINK named after you, what kind of drink would it be?? mine would DEFINITELY be a super dark roast of coffee! and i know marshall’s drink would be a soda of some sort!

xo. janetha b.

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mom April 10, 2010 at 10:24 am

Love the flashback photos ahhhh the beach, warm sun…..
Highlight—time with fam, safe travels, good health!!

My drink would be a decaf mocha smoothie or on a cold day the same but heated!!

I’m praying like never before!!!xoxoxo

paijery April 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm

The teddy bear picnic sounds soo cool! What a lucky little girl!
ALL of your meals look so good. Especially the mondo salad. I have yet to try your cottage cheese/chickpea/ mix!
Highlight is definitely my kitchenaid mixer. and the awesome visit from my mom :)
The Paije would definitely be some sort of smoothie mess. pineapples, strawberries, bananas – something to that effect! Hope you’re having a great weekend xx

Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl April 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Yay on the Greek yogurt and Kombucha sale. Woo hoo!!!

The beach is SO pretty…

Highlight? Definitely LOTS of sunshine and digging in the dirt (aka gardening)! ;-)

I’d definitely choose a smoothie or juice named after me.

Tina April 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Whewee! Busy weekend for you. Loved the flashback. Travel flashbacks are so fun. I love going back to that time. If only we could REALLY go to our travels though.

And awesome score on the sale items. Those are some great bargains.

Salah April 10, 2010 at 8:41 pm

You sound so busy! I always enjoy looking back at old photos and remember how fun the old times were!

caronae April 10, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Love the blondies and the pretty avocado on your salad! Highlight of my week was my ultramarathon today :) Lowlight (even though you didn’t ask for it, I still feel the need to share, lol) was having to walk around telling people why they should buy the new nike air shoes for hours at a time. I HATE selling stuff, but I did get a bunch of free running clothes…

Danica April 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I LOVE your house – it’s SOOOOO CUTE! Jay says we should come out for a weekend to help you all renovate (he does hardwood/laminate floors – member) but also everything else LOL.

I can’t wait to see the Teddy Bear Party – so cute!

Hope you are having a fun weekend – sounds like it.

xoxo ~ Me

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