out with the old, in with the new.

by Janetha on March 12, 2013

in random rambles

hey there!

how was your tuesday? mine has been a looong one. i worked all day (with two hours of playing chauffer for my boss) and then had a hair appointment after work. it’s been a little over four months since my last one and my bangs were buggin. bad. so long. too long.


(i was in a parking lot. not to worry. i was playing chauffer, remember?)

but, thanks to my favorite hair stylist (lisa at taylor d’shaw), it was out with the old hair, in with the new! 

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my hair isn’t the only new thing around here. i have had my iphone 4 for a couple of years and it’s been struggling lately. the battery doesn’t hold a charge and the phone functions super slowly.  whomp, whomp.

i was eligible for an upgrade.. so i took advantage of the situation. out with the old phone, in with the new!


i ordered an iphone 5. i haven’t activated it yet because i want to do so at the verizon store where they can help me transfer all my data over. but i am excited to use it!

  the only downfall of the iphone 5 is that it has a different size socket than the rest of my apple stuff (ipad, nano) so i will have to use a different cord. why did you do that, apple?! i picked up an adapter, though, so i can still use the old cords with the new phone. i have so many cords and didn’t want to buy all new ones… one in my car, one in my computer, one at work, and one by my bed! just call me the cord hoarder.

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oh, wait.. one other slight downfall of the new phone is i will have to retire my kitten aid phone cover that i got from society 6. i have loved this phone cover!

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sure, i could have ordered the exact same one for my new phone.. but there are too many to choose from to do that. so, it’s out with the old cover, in with the new!

Yay, Toast! Kitty iPhone Case

haha. yeah.. yay! toast. i can’t wait for this new case to arrive! i have a strange fondness for toast. one time (after a drunken night at the bar) i came home and ate seven pieces of toast in the blink of an eye. ever since then, my good friend jessica has teased me about how much i love toast. but no, really, i LOVE toast. when i lived in london, i had toast with jam and peanut butter every morning for breakfast. i had toast just today in fact! i had it for lunch.. one piece topped with avocado and cholula (the garlic cholula is bomb!) and another topped with sunflower seed butter.


there was also a bit of tuscan turkey, cuke slices, and some tomato basil hummus alongside the toast.

anyway.. back to my day. because i had that hair appointment, i went to the late class at GPP. that put me home around 7:30—so i was gone for over 12 hours today. whew. like i said, it was a long one.

luckily marshall took the initiative to make dinner. what a guy. we had tacos for taco tuesday!

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mmmm.. they were so good! he fried corn tortillas in olive oil–not healthy, but so delicious. the meat was ground turkey with diced bell peppers, onion, green chiles, cilantro, and taco skillet sauce. he also made black beans with fresh diced tomatoes mixed in. i layered the shells with the meat and beans, then i topped my tacos with greek yogurt, avocado, pico, and cilantro. i went back for one more. 

usually we make tacos with trader joe’s taco seasoning…


but marshall recently discovered this awesome taco skillet sauce made by frontera. we LOVE all of their sauces that we have tried. so, it’s out with the old taco seasoning, in with the new!

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i found this stuff at harmon’s, but it is also sold at whole foods and target.

that’s all for tonight! come back tomorrow, i have an AMAZING giveaway in store. oh.. and speaking of giveaways.. head over to the blend retreat blog for a chobani giveaway!


1. when was the last time you got a hair cut?

2. do you have a cell phone? what kind?

xo. janetha g.

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Ashley T March 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Must find taco skillet sauce!!

kendra @ kennygump March 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm

my husband’s best friend in law school’s wife manages an upscale salon and has offered me a great deal. it’s still a lot more than i ever spend. but i think i’m starting to need it. (going grey at 30). i think i wanna do it. i have never gotten my hair done and am scared i’ll get addicted.

and it’s a simple cricket with mobile web. nothin fancy. but it’s only $20 per month:)

RunEatRepeat March 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I need a haircut so bad. Send help.

Carly @ Snack Therapy March 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Your hair looks fantastic! I am in desperate need of a haircut, but I’m totally putting it off.

Yay, toast! Butter toast, cinnamon sugar toast, avocado toast, peanut butter toast… Bring it on!

Julie March 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Oh gosh, I haven’t had a hair cut in forever. My hair is a MESS and super long.

I’ve had the iPhone 4 not even 4S for a couple of years, but if it’s not broken, why change it?

Jessica March 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Silly Janetha, they changed their cords so they could make millions of dollars on people having to buy new accessories. Seriously. I dont remember the projected number, but it was over 1$million they were supposed to make on that alone.yuck.
Cute hair!

Erica March 13, 2013 at 2:53 am

Your hair looks so fab. You make me want to get bangs (but I just cannot pull them off!). Honestly, I haven’t cut my hair in like 5 months….I’ve gotten it highlighted…but thats it :) I was trying to see if it could get longgg. Yayy for a new phone. Even more yayy for toast ;)

Cecilia March 13, 2013 at 3:39 am

I have big respect for toast. When I was growing up (long, long ago), my mother was a big health nut (still is). My best friend’s mother was as well. So there wasn’t any junk food to snack on. So our go to snack was toast. Wheat toast. Sometimes if we were lucky we’d mix up some cinnamon and sugar to go on it. Fond memories of toast.

Tamara March 13, 2013 at 3:56 am

I’m getting a haircut this evening!

I have an iPhone 4, but it’s only a year old so it’s still working well. My husband loves his 5! Cute cases! Mine is blue and white, pretty but a little boring compared to yours. ;)

Your tacos looks sooooo good!

MizFit March 13, 2013 at 4:54 am

It hath been so long since Ive had a haircut I fear people are staging an intervention…

Lee March 13, 2013 at 5:17 am

I still have an iPhone 4. It’s definitely gotten slower, especially the camera. I kind of want to wait until the iPhone 5S comes out because maybe the 5 will go on sale.

This is really random, but you love owls, right? (I think it’s you.) My co-worker just posted this link to her etsy page and I totally thought of you.


betty March 13, 2013 at 5:41 am

im getting a haircut today.. which only happens twice a year! haha

i feel you on the iphone4. ive had mine for a little less than 3 years and its struggling! i dont want to get a new phone when this works fine, but i seriously go to take a picture and the shutter screen loads for like 30 seconds.. then its too late to take the picture.

and i looooove society6! its the only place i get my iphone covers, plus i love that no many people know about it.. so you’ll probably never meet someone with the same cover as you.

Corey @ When We Wander March 13, 2013 at 6:26 am

Haha love that kitten-aid cover, but the toast one is perfect for ya! It’s been a few months since I’ve gotten a haircut (whoops) — I’m definitely due for one. I’ve got the iPhone 4S! Luckily mine hasn’t been acting slow or anything. Love iPhones.

the delicate place March 13, 2013 at 6:48 am

cute cut! the last time i got my hair cut was in january—i’m letting it grow so many i’ll get a trim next month and then wait 3-4months again. i miss my super long locks! i love frontera sauces yum! he was on top chef or some food tv show at some point! i love my iPhone 5, it’s so sleek! :)

Katie March 13, 2013 at 6:54 am

Everything in this post makes me insanely jealous. I haven’t had a haircut in a year and a half AND I need a new phone like…three years ago. I don’t even have a smart phone. I use Meeker’s old iphone 3 to play on instagram, but it isn’t a phone and I can only use it where there is wireless internet. Ohh, whoa is me. #firstwordproblems

(ps. LOVE that toast case. Just so much love.)

Jenn - Girl Heroes March 13, 2013 at 7:09 am

Your hair looks fabulous!!! I just trimmed my bangs last week but really need a real haircut it’s been months! It’s such a pain to get haircuts on the road. Luckily I’ve crossed paths enough with my sister who is an awesome hairstylist to have her cut it most of the time but it’s long overdo and I don’t know when I’ll see her again. I love that old kitty case it reminds me of Meow Cow!!!!

Meghan @ After the Ivy League March 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

Your hair looks so cute! I am in desperate need of a haircut and still haven’t made an appointment…I’m thinking of stopping in the next walk-in I see because it’s been almost a year since I’ve cut mine. Super bad!

Maren March 13, 2013 at 8:39 am

Toast with Avocado is the best. I even capitalized Avocado because it’s just so amazing. I just got my hair cut and colored last Thursday. It had been 3 months for me! I can’t imagine going 4!! I also have the iPhone 5. I got it last October and it rocks. I still haven’t picked up the adapter, but plan to this week because I can’t plug my new phone into the stereo in the spin room. So, I’ve been using (gasp!) cd’s the past few months! haha

cassy March 13, 2013 at 9:22 am

1. i have an iphone 4 (and it lags too!)… your old cat case would look awfully cute on my old phone.. just saying ;)

2. got my hair did this past saturday. every 6 weeks… problems of being platinum.

lynn @ the actor's diet March 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

i love my stylist but he’s $$$ so i just go to him 1x a year and supercuts the rest!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli March 13, 2013 at 9:36 am

And toast dipped in hot cocoa!! How could you forget that one? You’re the one who introduced me to that land-o-deliciousness! :D I LOVE that new phone case…way too cute! I really want to get a new case for my phone, but I’m due for an upgrade and I’m in the same sitch…I’ve got an iPhone 4 and I know I’ll want to get a 5 soon, I just haven’t broken down and gotten it yet…mainly because I know that I’ll have to buy ALL new accessories! Boo Apple…BOO!

I love Fontera’s salsas! I’ll have to keep an eye out for that skillet mix! And I swear I looked at those tacos for a good 10 seconds before I realized they were tacos! Even after reading that they were tacos, I thought they looked like stuffed acorn squash?! Coullllllllllld have something to do with the fact that it’s 11:30 and I still haven’t gone to bed yet! Yeah, I’ve been up for like 24 hours now…bah, insomnia sucks BIG time!

Janetha March 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

Well, yeah! Cocoa and toast is where my love for toast was created! haha.. mmm.. might have that for dinner ;)

Annette@FitnessPerks March 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

Your hair looks fantastic!!!

Yay for new phones :)

emily (a nutritionist eats) March 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

I just picked up that sauce, but the enchilada version. Threw it in the crockpot with onions, ground beef and black beans and it turned out great. I definitely want to try the other varieties.

Nicole C March 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I just got my cut this past Sunday, it had been since November I think. SO odd! Since I paid for my friends plane ticket for the Blend Retreat, she did my hair for free, plus some cash. Needed to be cut severly bad.

I have an old ass droid because I don’t want to spend money on a new phone. I wanted to wait until the iphone 5 came out and now I hear banter about a 5s with a even better camera so I am holding out for now. Or until I toss my phone in the washing machine, that’s how I came into the smart phone world.

Rachel McIntyre March 13, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Your hair looks great! I haven’t had a haircut in 6 months. I’m in desperate need of one!

I don’t have a phone since I’m travelling at the minute. It’s quite nice not to have one, but at the same time I’d love to be able to take photos easily with a phone.

I love toast too! Especially with jam or tomatoes.

Meg March 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I upgraded to the iphone 5 a few months ago (I am a loyal Apple user, my 4 was a few years old and the home button stopped functioning – boo.) WARNING: the adapter does NOT work with everything! The VZ guy was all “yeah, works with everything, best 28 bucks you will spend on an iphone accessory!” Liar! I had (well, have) a pretty pricey Bose speaker that I can not use with my new phone, and it does not adapt to some other car attachments. I HATE the new cord.

Side note, I think I read that Samsung was on pace to make more $ this year than Apple?!

Janetha March 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Boo! Luckily it works with our Bose (Marshall has the 5) but it’s crappy to hear it doesn’t work with everything!!

BroccoliHut March 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I haven’t gotten a hair cut since my wedding, which was, um…in November. Add that to the to-do list.
I have an iPhone 4S, for which I just got a really cute Jonathan Adler case :)

LG March 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Well, thanks a lot, Janetha. Thanks for nothing. Neil and I looked at the Society 6 website and have placed an order…I got a Han Solo hoodie. I think we’re going to get several framed prints for the baby’s room and we will spend all of our money and never have any again. Ever.

But we’ll have nice throw pillows! :0) Sweet site!

Janetha March 13, 2013 at 7:13 pm

haha i love it :)))

melissa March 13, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I got a haircut on Saturday, I was overdue. I should have had her cut it a bit shorter. Oh well! Probably get the color done this weekend if I can, the lady I use for that lives where my parents do, 2.5 hours away.

I have an iphone 5 that I got in December when I did my upgrade. Its my first iphone, I had a droid before that. I’d had an ipod touch forever before that, so it was easy for me to learn. Plus in October I got a iphone 4S for work. So i have to carry 2 stupid phones

sherice@foodieluvsfitness March 13, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Eeekk I have an upgrade coming to me soon and I’m so excited to get the Iphone 5. I have the 4 now and it does just fine but I feel a little out dated.. so I might as well right!! A few features I’m excited about are
1. panaramic pictures
2. being able to facetime w/out wifi
3. more memory.. it seems every time I turn around I’m having to delete pictures or apps b/c I don’t have enough memory

Paige @ Your Trainer Paige March 14, 2013 at 10:27 am

Hair looks super cute -as always! I haven’t gotten a hair cut in waaaayyyy too long.
Also – that’s the main reason I won’t upgrade my phone – the stupid charger. I’m thinking about going to a droid because of it!

Calee March 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm


Last time I got a haircut was December 27. Keeping track because I’m trying to grow it out (for real). I even told my coworker who went on maternity leave on Monday that I wasn’t cutting it until she got back.

now coloring it … that’s a different story. i am trying to stay away so it doesn’t grow out weird, but it’s getting harder.

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