midweek rambles.

by Janetha on June 17, 2015

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hello and happy wednesday to you! here we are, over halfway to june.. the month is flying by (as well as the year!).. but the week is dragging. how is it that it always feels that way? so strange.

anyway, i thought i would pop in and share a bunch of odds and ends! nothing like a whole bunch of rambling to get you through the rest of the week, right?

plus.. i haven’t exercised since last saturday, so there are no moves to share. and since dinners have been basic and on repeat, there are no meals to share either! rambling it is.

i have been digging the flowy patterned pants trend for awhile now. however, every single pair i have tried has been 234 feet too long for my short legs. i was shopping with momma b on friday and tried on these billabong pants.

to my surprise, they were the perfect length! and oh, so comfy. i wish it was acceptable to wear them daily. naturally, i googled them to see if there were other patterns available. turns out, they are 3/4 length pants.. haha. which is why they are the perfect length for my 3/4 length legs. love ‘em.

while i am on the topic of clothes, can i ask you guys about flip flops? well, this question only applies to you if you have wide feet, like me. i can’t, for the life of me, find black flip flops that my toes don’t hang off of! the ones i have now are quickly wearing out, and they are no longer made or i would just buy another pair. anyway… i have found these and these and might order them to see if they fit the bill. but i thought i would ask you guys in case you know about some secret flip flops that i don’t know about!

my friend amanda had been eating these trader joe’s sausages for breakfast all last week. we are lucky and have a full kitchen at work and we cook breakfast together most days of the week. i had sausage envy, so i went ahead and snagged them for this week’s breakfasts. they are delicious! get them.

i am in love with my le creuset dutch oven. i use it nearly every time i cook dinner. i hate our regular pots and pans—everything sticks to them and they don’t cook things evenly and, ugh, i just hate them.

we use skillets quite often, so i thought it would be a good investment to get a le creuset skillet! i purchased the 10.25” one, because it seems to be the size we use most often.

shout out to flapjacked, i make fox their cinnamon apple pancakes on the weekends and he loves!

so far, i love the skillet! now i want to buy the saucepan and casserole dish. they are spendy, though, so i will have to wait awhile to get those! especially since i just bought a lightweight stroller and a convertible car seat, a new fence, and a dental appointment are all on the budget horizon at the moment, haha. being a grown up.. sigh.

we went to a lovely wedding on sunday! our friends were married up big cottonwood canyon at the spruces campground. it was the most adorable wedding i have ever been to. seriously. the bride, amanda, is so crafty and creative. she thought of every detail.

perhaps my favorite detail was little polaroid pictures that everyone had taken right before signing the guest book.

we taped our photo into the guest book right next to a hand written message. i thought this was such a great idea!

the cocktail hour included a full spread of snacks to fill a popcorn bag with to munch on until dinner time. pretzels, nuts, popcorn, licorice, gummy bears.. so many tasty ingredients to make a snack mix. i loved this idea.

the cake was also super awesome.. spice cake with cream cheese icing—but not too much! (i am not an icing fan.) doesn’t it look like a stack of pancakes?!

congrats to mick and amanda, thanks for letting us join in on your special day. (i refrain from posting photos of brides & grooms unless i have permission.. and they are on their honeymoon, so no photos of them!)

more congrats are in order—to my friend kerryne! you probably have read her blog and/or remember me talking about her a lot back when we worked together. we never get to see each other any more, but we keep in touch. she has been working hard at her physique and she recently became an IFBB bikini pro! after seven years of competing, it is high time she earned her pro card. i am so happy for her!


a couple items of business..

first, the zipadee zip slumber sack winner has been picked and is displayed on the original post. thanks to all who entered!

and second, i had mentioned the massage envy contest a few posts back. basically you just need to declare a fitness goal for june, post it on instagram, and then on the 30th of june check in on instagram, saying how the goal went. tag all photos related to the goal with #MEUtahFitnessGoal. one winner will be picked to get a 3-month membership to massage envy. it’s open to all of the USA, not just utah. so if you have a massage envy near you, you’re in. i am mentioning the contest again because i looked at the hashtag and there are hardly any participants! meaning, your chances of winning a free spa membership are pretty dang awesome. so go enter! your instagram account does have to be public so they can see your entries, but you can always switch it back to private after the contest.

well, that’s all i have for today. i am off to get a bang trim! i know, a wild life i lead.

since this post is lacking in adorableness.. here are a couple recent pics of my dude.

love him!

check ya later, alligators.


1. what was the last piece of clothing you bought?

2. any new food finds to share with the class?

xo. janetha g.


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Alisha June 17, 2015 at 3:47 pm

I wear sanuk’s and swear by them. They seem to come in plenty of styles and are made of yoga mats.

check them out :)


Janetha June 19, 2015 at 8:49 am

I have a couple pair of the yoga mat flip flops! And a LOT of their shoes, so comfy! I love Sanuk!

Colleen June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

I love my teva flip flops! I get a new pair every summer because I wear them into the ground.

Janetha June 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

I didn’t know Teva made flip flops! I am googling now.. thanks!

momma b. June 17, 2015 at 5:48 pm

I love these rambles! I went to target and bought $30 worth of t-shirts….so oh about 4-5 shirts! Best wardrobe pick around. Oh and those cute black shoes!

Food finds….more popcorn and butter please!!

I love the darling photos of my boy!! Oh, and I love you a lot too!!

Janetha June 19, 2015 at 8:51 am

Love you!

Sara @ Oats & Rows June 17, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Those pants are super cute! I just bought a flowy floral blazer…can’t wait to wear it!

Janetha June 19, 2015 at 8:53 am

I am loving floral right now!

Allegra June 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

I just bought two kimonos, a dress, and two pairs of shorts (there are some awesome summer sales right now). I’ve been buying things that make me feel calm, connected, and rooted! Speaking of, have you tried Sanuk sandals? They are so amazing – they’re made out of cloth and recycled yoga mats, and are literally the most comfortable sandals ever!

Allegra / hintsofjoy.co

Janetha June 19, 2015 at 8:53 am

Yes! I have a couple pair of Sanuk flip flops and several pairs of their shoes! Love that brand.

Amanda June 17, 2015 at 8:25 pm

I just had to chime in with the Le cruset love. My friend got me the Dutch oven as a wedding present and I look for excuses to use it. They’re incredible! Cooking with it makes my heart sing : D

Janetha June 19, 2015 at 8:54 am

Yes! They are the best!

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm

I have wide feet too so I feel you on the flip flops! I’ve had luck with buying Rainbow men’s flip flops. Not only are they wide, but they last forever!

Janetha June 19, 2015 at 8:54 am

I have never heard of those–I wonder if they come small enough for me if they are men’s! I am a size 5-6 lol.. googling now. Thanks!

Stacy June 18, 2015 at 7:04 am

I have the wide foot issue too! I recently found Havaianas and do not wear anything else!!


Janetha June 19, 2015 at 8:55 am

I have tried those on! The ones I tried were still too narrow.. ugh.. which is a bummer, because they have so many cute designs!

Kerryne June 18, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Thank you J!!! You are so sweet! Yes I still read ALL your posts. They go right to my email :) I miss you! Thanks for the love, and the sweet texts you sent me over the weekend! Hopefully I’ll run into you at the grocery store again soon HA! Xoxo

Janetha June 19, 2015 at 8:58 am

I know, it’s a wonder we don’t bump into each other more. I love you!

Meg June 19, 2015 at 9:31 am

Try Reef brand (specifically the Cushion Breeze). I have wide, small-ish feet and I’ve even been able to wear some of their more strappy “fancy” flip-flops without looking like my feet are slowly eating the sandal. I usually buy mine on Zappos.


Janetha June 19, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Ohhh, thanks! Checking them out, now!

Elise June 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I have wide feet also and I am obsessed with my Birkenstocks…. They make some cuter sandals(not just the Jesus style), they last forever and are ridiculously comfortable!

Janetha June 19, 2015 at 12:59 pm

I love birks! But I also love being frugal. I might get some knock offs, though.

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