by Janetha on July 30, 2011

in product review,random rambles

it’s that time again! the time where i realize i have been way too busy to actually take legit photos with my camera, but i have a plethora of photos on my iPhone that i managed to post on instagram.

some call it a cop out, i call it good blogging material.

here’s what’s on the instagram feed as of late. (and by as of late, i mean the past two weeks.. since that’s about how long it’s been since i have whipped out my real camera.)

why not start with the best one? randy, about to eat marshall’s face for breakfast. i love this so much that i have made it the photo on my phone’s background.

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i am a sucker for owls and this saying is a nice reminder.

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we babysat ludo, kristen & rory’s pup, for a week. i am a horrible blogger and never talked about it. isn’t he adorable?!? and, well, penny is a spaz. par for the course.

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i spent a lot of time at my mom’s while my sister and her fam were in town. i managed to squeeze a workout in. i loveeee my mom’s gym! it’s the only thing i have asked her to leave me in her will. well, that and a ceramic pig that dispenses cinnamon.

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marshall is the #1 reason i am going to grow out of all my clothes. he practically forced this oreo concrete down my throat.

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i am a contigo whore. i have all three types of bottles on my desk at all times.

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see? there are a couple more mugs.

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pills & payroll. to think, this is only half the pills i take on a daily basis! i love vitamins + supplements.

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last saturday we bought a bunch of onions at the market! so fresh and, uh, oniony?

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market strolling.

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post workout smoothie in my favorite mug.

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i am a sucker for mini things! saw this baby bullet at bed, bath & beyond.

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i had to instagram this plate.. it immediately made me think of jessica.

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I LOVE LOOKING AT GREETING CARDS!!! i could do it for hours.

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favorite flavor. has anyone tried the new kinds with chia seeds in them?! i haven’t seen them in stores around me yet.

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a gem i brought home from tahoe. i love TJ’s greek yogurt.. but decided that i don’t love their almond milk.

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i drank this whole pot of french press in the first hour of the auction. it wasn’t enough.

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had to take a break to pee during the madness of the auction. we were up to around $15k raised.. thumbs up!

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monday morning coffee. with a straw.

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car ride to nick’s house!

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she loves the wind in her fur.

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finally re-upped on my pea protein supply. oh, how i missed it.

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we got family photos last wednesday. funny story: wednesday morning, my brother’s dog got excited and head butted him.. leaving him with this beaut:

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brody dezember did our photos.. the same awesome photographer i used for my wedding.

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this is how we feel about family photos. best smiling faces!

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on thursday, a nap trumped the gym.

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thursday night 60th birthday barbecue for my dad!

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four eyes friday! i had to wear my glasses, my eyes hurt so bad.

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the downside to wearing my glasses is that i have to double up when i drive—sunglasses on top of eyeglasses.


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look what came! my auction winnings! my winning bid for 144 larabars was $222.. yessss.

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look what else i got yesterday! so excited. it’s a great read so far. love me some mama pea.

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thomas sent me a new flavor of bagel thins for review! blueberry.

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they are 110 calories, 22g carbs, 5g protein, 5g fiber, 4g sugar, 1g fat and 170mg of sodium. they contain no HFCS, artificial sweeteners, cholesterol or trans fat.

i ate one this morning afternoon for breakfast. toasted and topped with cream cheese & sliced banana. i reallyreallyreally love the blueberry flavor of the bagel thins. even more than cinnamon raisin. the downfall? they aren’t available in utah yet. sigh. cry.

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breakfast! at noon! (YES, i slept in until 10:15 today. so nice.)

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for the protein part of my meal, i had a faux frosty. it’s been awhile since i have made this gem.

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this one was:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 scoops chocolate tera’s whey protein powder
  • 1 TB unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp xagave
  • TONS of ice
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp guar gum

worked out to be 180 calories, 22g protein , 15g carbs and 5g fat. pretty sure that puts a wendy’s frosty to shame. plus, it made enough to fill the parfait glass twice.

hope you liked seeing my life through instagram! i am off to do some TGFA behind the scenes work then it’s off to the gym for some upper body action.

have a great day!

xo. janetha g.

*i received the bagel thins for free to review, but was not paid for my review.

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty July 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Fun!! I LOVE instagram!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s my second favorite thing, over my iPhone it’s self! :)

jessiker July 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I really enjoyed this post! I love it. The photo of you and the owl mug is delightful cheered up my day. I think you look really cute in glasses. I have a picture of Ronin yawning on the floor that reminded me of Randy eating Marshalls face.

Mandee Lei July 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Where do you buy your pea protein from? I found mine at a health food store for around $35. I found different places that sell it online, but with the shipping it’s about the same price and I’d have to wait to get it!

Janetha July 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I buy mine at luckyvitamin.com– we stock up on protein powders because you get free shipping for orders over $100. i usually buy one canister of the pea protein and 3 canisters of tera’s whey and that gets free shipping!

lynn @ the actor's diet July 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm

i have yet to experience a bagel thin, let alone one blueberry flavored! you’re looking very sexy librarian w/ those glasses :)

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I love your IG feed pics!!!

“i call it good blogging material.”-

I am the same way…no shame whatsoever! :)

I love the Nashville filter on IG, too. I could use it for every single picture! I force myself to use others but I noticed you had quite a few Nashvilles. Me too!

Janetha July 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm

i love it! earlybird is my absolute fave, then lomo-fi, then nashville!

Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks July 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I take lots of vit/supplements, too. I would love to see a post on what all you take!

Janetha July 30, 2011 at 4:44 pm
Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks July 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm

awesome! thank you!!

RunEatRepeat July 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Just completely freaked out that you got those blube bagel thins and I didn’t. Scared Ben. Thought you should know :)

Janetha July 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

you have to get them. they are so good. i just ate another one….

Erica July 30, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I’m so obsessed with instagram! Its so much fun. kristen & rory’s pup is super cute! I can relate to you wanting your Mom’s ceramic pig…I want a giant plastic corn that my Mom has. The fund raiser was truly incredible. I hope you’re having a great weekend

Janetha July 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

why are you not having a baby right now???

Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm

4 things:
1. I WANT your mom’s gym!
2. Love Nielsen’s.
3. Family photos take FOOORRReeevva.
4. I love the faux shake idea!

Have a great time at the gym!

MelissaNibbles July 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Your mom’s gym is off the hook!

I can’t believe I just wrote that. Shoot me in the face.

Your mom’s gym is really nice! Lots of weights!

That’s better.

Paige @ Running Around Normal July 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Hehe clever title:)
So jealous of your wake up time! I woke up at 6 and couldn’t fall back asleep. Time for a nap ;)

Cheri Z July 30, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Loved the Instagrams! They were fun!

lindsay July 30, 2011 at 6:13 pm

aww beautiful! wish I had that darn iPhone. We needed to auction that off for TGFA!
Haven’t tried the chia kombucha yet, very intrigued though.


sarah July 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm

have you tried TJ’s European yogurt? I like it even more than their Greek!
Check out number 6 on my last blog post.. it compleeeetely reminded me of you! yogurt lovers unite.
p.s. you have to make your way to greece. the real greek yogurt is unnnnnbelievable

Janetha July 30, 2011 at 11:07 pm

no i haven’t tried it! ugh. next time i am in california, i will! i will check out your post :) and i am going to greece in 2013! cant wait!

Errign July 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm

yayy photo recaps :) happy weekend! I want my blender back so I can make frostyyyyys!

RunningtheClassroom July 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

So glad I found your blog! The blueberry bagel thins look delicious.

Janetha July 30, 2011 at 11:06 pm

so glad you found it, too! ha! <3

Katherine July 30, 2011 at 7:35 pm

How is TJ’s greek yogurt? Is is natural or organic?

Janetha July 30, 2011 at 11:06 pm

i like it! it’s cheap and tasty and has great stats. too bad i don’t have a TJs near me to buy it regularly, ha. it is not organic but i do believe it is all natural.

Katherine July 31, 2011 at 8:42 am

Cheap is always a plus. I don’t have a TJs around me either, but I was just curious. I might have to find a way to try it one day.

Pure2raw twins July 30, 2011 at 7:40 pm

yay for instagram! we love it! love seeing people’s life through photos! so much fun!

Michelle July 30, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Ahhhh, I’m in love with that owl mug!!

Janetha July 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

pier one!

PBJenny July 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm

to be completely honest, recently I’ve been enjoying bloodies instagram posts way more than “staged” “posed” “perfectly” photographed posts. I said this on Cotter’s blog the other day but I love phone inspired posts because they’re REAL LIFE!!! Thank you for sharing yours with us :)

p.s. thank you for reminding me how I love faux frostys! I stopped drinking them because xanthan gum does NOT sit well in my stomach — but I think I can endure the pain for a night. Actually, I think I’ll go make one now. Gingie’s not around so it’s okay if I get a little gassy.


Janetha July 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

what about guar gum? I have made it with only guar before when i was out of xanthan and it worked! Also–I love you.

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun July 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I love that pic of Randy about to eat Marshall’s face too. Amazing. LOL

You look gorgeous, fit, and HAPPY as always. Love you!

Lastly, that is a serious load of larabars. What a win-win. Support a friend and delicious bars all together.

Tiffany July 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I can totally respect the randomness of this post. I have so many pictures and restaurant reviews that I havent posted yet that I just need to put it all in one like this.

I still need to get a contigo mug as well since none of the ones I buy seem to keep my drink hot.

And everything is better with bacon!

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather July 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Instagram is SOOO much fun. I recognize a lotta those photos :)

cathy July 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm

10:15 for the sleep in?! not bad, not bad at all! bet you feel great!
if i commented on everything i want to say, we’d both be here for hours…so: love the saying on the owl poster, closely followed by your owl mug. i’ll stop there. love the variety of photos and life moments you shared! happy rest of the weekend, j!

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List July 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm

you look SUPER cute in your glasses! And I think I need to see this ceramic pig.

Janetha July 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm

The cinnamon pig does need to make a blog debut…

sarah (sarah learns) July 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm

i double up my sunglasses on top of my glasses when i have to wear them too! lol, so dorky…

and so jealous of the larabars. that’s amazing!!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) July 31, 2011 at 12:25 am

You know how I’mlikethis with Instagram and I think that Instagrams are a totally legit blog post> it might become my ONLY posts in the future haha.

Dude, you did the most phenom job ever on tgfa- I honestly thought about all of the bloggers in our realm and there is no one who could have had the success that you did. Not one. You deserved to sleep all day, have breakfast at noon and never get out of your jammies.

Love you!

Anne July 31, 2011 at 2:42 am

I LOVE this post! Makes me hungry for food finds, shopping finds, travel… thanks for sharing! And the dog pics are gold, as usual :-)

Bella July 31, 2011 at 10:09 am

Omigoshhhh. I love bagel thins! It sucks Utah doesn’t have them yet… Do you have the mini bagels? Those are just as good and by the same company. I get the wheat ones, spread them with Almond Butter and top em’ with banana slices all the time. Keeps me goin’ alllllday.

Janetha July 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Luckily we can get all the flavors of bagel thins here except the blueberry!

Liz July 31, 2011 at 11:18 am

I loooooooooooove that owl mug. I am nuts for owls too!

You can get a killer pair of prescription sunglasses from http://www.zennioptical.com for less than $20!

Janetha July 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm

WOW, that is so cheap! Thank you!!!

Liz July 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Zenni = <3

I have like 8 pairs of glasses from there. Sure, it takes about 2 weeks to get them, but for the price, you can't beat it. For sunglasses, I select a large frame that looks sunglasses-ey, and use the 80% grey tint, and there you have it! A pair of prescription sunglasses. I was thrilled when I figured out I could finally have sunglasses again.

Marlow July 31, 2011 at 11:48 am

Hazel head butted the hubby and he ended up with a black eye too!

Amy July 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Your randomgram posts make me uber jealous of the instagram app.

Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health July 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Wow, that’s a lot of great pics! That owl mug is sooo cute! And I think it’s kind of cute that you have to wear your sunglasses over your glasses!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli July 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I.love.you! I’ve been SOOOO behind in all things blogworld for weeks and am just now getting caught up! And I think I’ve missed you most of all! (Cue the clicking of the red slipper heels)

I love your Instagram posts! It’s so much fun to see what you deem worthy for snapshots during your daily routine! That first pic seriously made me laugh.out.loud! And that pic of you and Marshall is priceless!

A ceramic pig that dispenses cinnamon? And you didn’t get a picture of that?!

Susan July 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Janetha!! I am so happy you finally took your contacts out and put your glasses in ;) That photo of you with the owl mug = <3. And also, I sometimes go to the Hallmark store JUST to spend 30 minutes reading cards. I love them. Just like I love you!!

Carla in Sydney July 31, 2011 at 7:50 pm

You really look good in glasses Janetha! :-)

Sarah@The Flying ONION July 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm

This is such a great post!! I love all of the pics and THAT GYM!?!? Oh my word. Your mom’s workout space is nicer than the huge gym down my street. :D

Maren July 31, 2011 at 10:12 pm

isn’t instagram the best app ever?! I was telling Nate that my instragram blows up more often than my facebook. I’m obsessed.

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