hits & misses.

by Janetha on June 26, 2013

in product review,random rambles

hey! happy middle of the week. i don’t say the H-day word, it bugs me.

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i thought i would share some hits & misses!

hit: i bought this BB cream on a whim at target the other day. apparently the BB stands for “beautifying beads” and it does a whole bunch of cool stuff like moisturize, prime, conceal, correct.. the whole ball of wax. anyway, it was a hit on my face in a good way and i like it! i’d never tried a BB cream before, i gotta say.. i am a fan!

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miss: i also bought this new trader joe’s popcorn on a whim the other day. blech. it tastes like lemon dish soap. i was so hopeful with the browned butter and the thyme.. but then the lemon hits your taste buds and BAM, dish soap. sick. personal opinion, i am sure.. but i really urge you not to buy it. sounded good, tasted bad!

Trader Joe's Buerre Meuniere Popcorn

popcorn drizzled with a brown butter, parsley, and lemon flavor seasoning

hit: i have to give trader joe’s a hit, because most of their products are amazing.. including this other on-a-whim purchase! the cheddar horseradish chips are deeeelicious and they taste exactly like when you dip arby’s curly fries in horsey sauce. please tell me i am not the only one who loves that combo?? yummy.

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miss: i found a bottle of suja juice in my fridge today that’s well past the expiration date. whomp, whomp.. $8 down the drain. lame. i found it when i was cleaning out the fridge drawer to make room for the next hit…

hit: special delivery from chobani! they have some super secret new flavors and i was lucky enough to receive a batch. the flavors are classified and i get to taste test them and guess what they are!

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i got a huge kick out of the disclaimer…

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hehe.. those CHOlks.. so funny!

marshall and i tried one tonight and we were stumped! we are thinking maybe nectarine or apricot.. it was a lot like the peach, but had a distinct difference. hmmm.. it’s a mystery for now! i can’t wait to try the other flavors.

double hit: chobani wants to give one of YOU a case of the mystery flavors! simply leave a comment on this post and i will pick a winner on friday. (USA only!)

miss: speaking of giveaways, i totally forgot to pick a bestowed box giveaway winner. anyway, i did, and it was #87 ashley and i let her know. congrats! remember, you can still get $5 off your first bestowed box by clicking here and using “5OFFBSTOWED01” at checkout!

hit: in other fun mail news, i received my purchases from the victoria’s secret clearance sale and i love it all! that doesn’t happen too often. the best part is the sweat shorts.. i have been looking for a pair of sweat shorts that AREN’T gym shorts and AREN’T pajama bottoms that i can pull off wearing to coffee or the occasional errand when i don’t want to get dressed (lazy alert) and these fit the bill!

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miss: i had to get my blood drawn today at the doctor. they missed my vein in my left arm and ended up having to poke my right arm, too. so, this was a literal miss.. and it hurt real bad! i HATE needles, shots, anything like that.. it’s a wonder i was able to pierce so many holes in my body in my younger days. for the record, i had my belly button, both traguses, an industrial on my right ear, rook on my left ear, and also halfway down the cartilage on the outer rim of my left ear. if you asked me to get something pierced today, there’s no way i would!

hit: this apple pie quest bar i ate on the way to the gym today. it’s a good one! 

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miss: got stuck at a train on my way to the gym. i spend approximately 27.346% of my life waiting on trains.

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hit: i made it to the gym just in the knick of time, right as the class was starting, and got in a (really hard) tabata workout! it had 400m runs between the movements and it was 96* outside, so that sucked. hey, maybe this one should be a miss? i was beet red afterward! but in good spirits.. so it’s a hit and a miss, i s’pose.

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hit: right after the gym, got my lashes filled! they will be nice and full for kristen’s wedding THIS SATURDAY! eep! so close! and i am a freckle face. 

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miss: marshall had a rough installation job today and was at work until 8. the only good part about this was that i was getting my lashes and wasn’t home yet to make dinner, but still.. that sucked for him! poor guy.

hit: we had a quick & easy dinner since we both got home late! burgers from the whole foods butcher and alexia sweet potato fries and canned baked beans. from kitchen to table to mouth in about 20 minutes flat. i had my burger over salad because i wanted my carbs in the form of beans and sweet potato fries! 

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miss: google reader’s days are numbered. i remember hearing the news (months ago!) that it was going away on july 1st. that sounded like AGES, so i didn’t worry about it. i got another reminder in my google reader the other day and realized that july 1st is next week! eep. i will miss you, google reader.

hit: i have switched to feedly as my new blog reading service. they have actually made the transfer process from google reader to feedly easy peasy and super quick. also, feedly looks almost identical to google reader. i don’t know why i was so nervous about switching, it was a breeze! katy wrote a post about this awhile ago if you want to check it out!

miss: i got stuck at another train tonight heading home from the store. ughhhh. told you! this was actually the fourth today.

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(another miss? that crack in my windshield!)

hit: i was going to the store to get chocolate chunks to make heather’s banana bread chocolate chunk cookies. it has been TOO long and i had some black bananas! a bonus hit was that marshall helped make the cookie dough. with no shirt on.

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miss: i forgot that the dough has to chill for thirty minutes… sooo, it’s 10:36 and i still have to bake those bad boys. oh well, it’ll be worth the wait!

sure to be a hit: handful’s crowdfunding campaign! handful, aka one of the best bra brands ever, is working to bring their manufacturing back to the USA from china. word. their sports bras are awesome and they are also approved mastectomy bras as well to help women who’ve fought breast cancer get back in to fitness. double word.

the campaign runs through july 1st and they would love your help. they are already 80% to their goal, but these last few days are crucial to hitting the 100% mark! if this cause is a hit with you, please head over to the campaign pageto learn more and possibly donate to the fund. there are cool goodies you get with each pledge level, like totes and bras and Ts.. check it out!


mmmmk.. i am off to bake those cookies! yay. make sure you leave a comment to enter to win the chobani!

your turn! give me a recent HIT and a recent MISS in your life.

xo. janetha g.

note: chobani kindly sent their new flavors my way, without compensation. all opinions expressed are my own original thoughts.

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Caroline June 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm

oooh! I can’t wait to see what new flavors Chobani comes out with!!! I’ve heard rumors about a coconut flavor, and I would love it if that was true!

liz June 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I got a sample of that bb cream and love it too! It leaves my face feeling almost dewy. Not sure if that’s just me though :P

Yes to chobani mystery flavors!

Marissa June 28, 2013 at 3:57 am

Ahhh Hah! I always wondered what the hell BB Cream was.. thanks for the clarification.. I might just have to pick some up now… Chobani mystery flavors sound awesome.. Surprise Party in your Mouth lol

Amanda, RD- The Nutritionist Reviews June 28, 2013 at 5:09 am

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I would love to try these new flavors. I can’t wait to see what they are.

kristen@goodngoodforya June 28, 2013 at 7:30 am

Hit: hiking up Mt. Katahdin with my husband and some friends.
Miss: Tripping over my stupid (yet cute) high heel sandals in the gym parking lot and skinning my knee. Tore my favorite jeans too! Wound up skipping my workout due to bloody knee and red face.

shari June 28, 2013 at 7:43 am

I love all Chobani. Would be great to try especially mystery flavors.

Meghan @ After the Ivy League June 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

I’m so excited about the new Chobani flavors! I’d love to win a box!

rachel June 28, 2013 at 8:22 am

Oooh, sign me up for Chobani!

Lele June 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hit- I am officially done with Organic Chemistry! I celebrated by going to the gay bar where my boyfriend is currently employed (long story…)
Miss- I may or may not have passed Organic Chemistry… eesh.

Kim June 28, 2013 at 11:24 am

Would love to try new Chobani!

Nicole June 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

Mmm chobani! I hope they come out with a pistachio or peanut butter flavor soon :)

Janetha June 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm

There is a pistachio peach flips in stores!

Tiffany June 28, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I like the idea of the chobani mystery flavors. Since you do not know what the flavors are you can’t discriminate against them because you think oh I don’t like this fruit, etc. It’s a good way to try new things.

Robyn June 28, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Mystery Flavors! How fun! Would love the chance to try them :)

Heather June 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

How did I miss this post?! I totally forgot about those cookies and I’m so glad you reminded me because who has two thumbs and a pile of black bananas in her kitchen?

THIS GIRL :)

Amy June 28, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I would love to win the mystery box of chobani. I have loved most of their flavors so far.

Janessa Schlegel June 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm

i would love to win some chobani! my husband tried it at the utah arts festival for the first time and loved it, hallelujah!

Kim June 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm

ooohhh I like surprises new chobani flavors would make my day:)

Helen June 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I can’t wait to try these new flavors!

Lola June 28, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I would love to taste test new chobani flavors

Nicole G June 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Hit = I’ve been all about broccoli slaw lately – I steamed it for a few minutes instead of eating it raw — soo good!

Miss = I’m totally behind on my Bar prep. Family stuff got in the way and now I’m just so nervous that I spend more time freaking out about being behind than getting ahead =(

Sarah K June 28, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Yum! New Chobani… that’s always exciting news. I’ve never even heard of that sports bra brand. Must look them up now.

Anne June 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I love Chobani! Mystery flavors sound awesome :)

julie June 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm

haha i love things like this! i had the apple pie quest bar when i was in ireland and loveddddd it. it also kept me from biting the heads off of the other travelers in our group so that could be why i loved it so much too. i’m waiting for tomorrow’s crossfit workout to be posted so i can determine if it’s going to be a hit or a miss! 3-day work week over here but i seriously think NY needs to get on that pioneer day thang

Leah June 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm

This post was wonderful

<3 choban

April July 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Recent hit: making french macarons with a friend that actually look like fancy, store bought ones!

Miss: having to get my timing belts replaced in my car. boo.

Shirley July 1, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Miss….my twelve hour workday today….gross
Hit….still managed to get a good sweat in!

Shauna July 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Deff in love with Chobani! I’ve been waiting for them to come out with new flavors so i can amp up my overnight oats! Please please please pick me :)

Thaaaaaaaanks

Juliana G July 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I’m such a chobani lover-I eat probably three or more a day! I’d love to be Able to win a free case!

Annie July 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Just found your blog and enjoyed reading!! Crossing my fingers for the chobani! :)

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