i’ve got my eye on…

by Janetha on November 20, 2015

in random rambles

hey! long time no blog. what else is new? busy busy busy november over here. seriously, it’s like i blinked and we were twenty days into the month. how does that happen?!

i thought i would do a catch up post and show you what i’ve got my eye on these days!

i’ve got my eye on this baby!!

jessica had her sweet new babe earlier this month! yes yes yes. i am in love and it makes me want a newborn but pregnancy sounds like hell so i will just pretend like she is mine.

i’ve got my eye on flights to costa rica!

we have been working on planning a tropical trip to costa rica! we will be there for a wedding next year, which will be in the playas del coco/ocotal area. if anyone has been to this part of the country, i would love to hear any tips you may have! we have been to costa rica once before, but it was on the other side of the country. looking forward to going, since it’s been before i was pregnant that marshall and i had a trip (alone) together!

i’ve got my eye on allllll the house things!

we have been having a good time in our new house, i still want to post photos, but it’s not quite put together, yet! we have unpacked everything, but still have not hung any art. most of our art is giant.. lots of big pieces because our old house had a TON of wall space. the new place has lots of BIG windows, which i actually prefer! i love the natural light. so we need to get some smaller art pieces. i plan to print some canvases of fox and our family pics soon, and i also have had my eye on these cute pieces of art…


bushel and a pecksource

we also need a whole slew of furniture. we got rid of our massive sectional when we moved, it was just too big to go anywhere in the new place. we want a comfy (but smaller) sectional for the basement living room. we saw the urban sectional at west elm awhile back, and it is SO comfy!! i’ve definitely got my eye on it!

it would fit nicely in the basement, with room for an accent chair for more seating.

west elm has a few cute options, but i am always hesitant with big furniture purchases!

i am usually an ikea furniture person, but i have made the decision to invest in longer lasting pieces since this will be our forever home. we have a bunch of ikea stuff now, which is aesthetically pleasing.. but it’s super worn out and hasn’t held up even over five years. so i am trying to be a grown up and invest in nicer pieces, even if it takes a long time to collect them.

we are also (finally) getting a new bed. this is embarrassing, but we have been sleeping on the bed i got in high school! so i guess after 16 years, it’s high time to get a new bed. we are going to get a king, since the dogs and fox like to pile into the bed and it gets super cramped in our queen. our bedroom is pretty small, so the only thing that will go in there is the bed, but i figure a comfortable sleeping arrangement is more important than dresser space, haha, we do have quite a bit of closet and built in storage in the hall, so it works.

we were going to get a tempurpedic mattress, but our friend told us about the leesa mattress.

Leesa Mattress

it’s like a quarter of the price and, in my opinion, just as awesome! we were planning to get a queen mattress for our guest room, so we went ahead and got the leesa in a queen size to try it out for ourselves, to see if that’s what we wanted to get for our king bed. turns out, it is amazing! we love it, and it’s so much cheaper! so once we get a king frame, we will likely buy a king size leesa. fox loves it, too.. i wish they made a crib size mattress, haha. i actually asked them on facebook if they would ever make one…. in my dreams. well, actually, in fox’s dreams! when i bought mine, i got a $75 off coupon code for others.. here it is in case you wanna try it out! they have a 100 night trial, so that’s cool.

whew. that was a lot of house stuff. instead of reading blogs or blogging, i spend spare time finding things for the house. it’s been a lot of fun and we are loving it.

since i have to focus on furnishing my house, i haven’t been shopping for myself lately. but that doesn’t mean i can’t satisfy the urge by browsing, right?

i’ve got my eye on these booties!

mands has them and i really want to copy her. they’re so cute.

my sister also has a cute pair of booties i’ve got my eye on, she got them at nord rack.


i’ve got my eye on this lip stain!

i read somewhere that it stays on all the day long. i have been using lipstick more and more lately, but it comes off so quick. maybe i will pick this up and give it a try. it’s cheap, so why not?



i love this deal site and i want almost everything they have. i have a cart full of all the things, but i will never pull the trigger to check out. does anyone else do this? i add things to carts all the time and just leave them there forever and always.

and, of course, i have ALWAYS got my eye on my little guy. he is learning and changing so much each day. it’s really incredible to watch, it’s so much fun. here are some snaps of him, because i love him so dang much.

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well, now i’ve got my eye on the weekend. should be a fun one, we have a holiday party tomorrow night an i can’t wait! have an awesome weekend and a fabulous thanksgiving, because i am sure i won’t be back before then!


1. what do you have your eye on?

2. any fun thanksgiving plans?

xo. janetha g.

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Maria November 20, 2015 at 10:47 pm

I fell in love with the Urban sofa in West Elm, but the sectional was too big for our space, so we went with Crate and Barrel’s Lounge Sofa. Oh my words. It’s super deep (almost like a twin size bed) and we can both stretch out without someone falling off the edge. If you go with West Elm, be sure to use the moving coupon and ask to work with a design consultant. They are totally free to work with and if you “use one” they’ll hook you up with free in home delivery. Just ask.

Fox’s little kicks are adorable. He has more fashion sense than I do!

Erica November 21, 2015 at 10:17 am

He is so cute! Love the boots. Want to decorate my house when you finish yours :) ?

Jessiker November 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

I love that Utah print! And bushel and a peck. I sing that to Stevie every time I change her diaper.

Carrie November 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

If there’s a specific West Elm item you’re looking for, I recommend periodically searching craigslist for the name. This strategy works in NYC, at least. :)

Katie November 25, 2015 at 10:23 am

Janetha-love your blog girl. So, my family and I spent the Christmas holiday last year in Playa del Coco. While we enjoyed the sun and fun, Playa del Coco wasn’t what we expected. I think this is partially due to the fact that the prior year my husband and I went to Costa Rica flew into San Jose (versus Liberia), rented a car and drove up to Arenal Volcano. On that trip we also did waterfall rappelling or canyoneering and it was amazing. The trip to Playa del Coco was OK. We had amazing accommodations which I had found through homeaway.com. But we didn’t rent a car, which limits the ability to get around greatly. The main strip in Playa del Coco is pretty touristy, with some hidden gems such as “Le Coq” restaurant (amazing food). The ocean is a bit choppy and not meant for snorkeling. We took a snorkeling excursion while we were there, but it was a bit overpriced. My advice would be to definitely rent a car and definitely go outside of the Playa del Coco area. If you are looking for any other advice, feel free to let me know.

Janetha December 8, 2015 at 4:18 pm

thank you thank you! i will reach out to you when it comes time to plan! we are renting a car.. we have to stay close to the resort where the wedding is, so coco is the best option, but hoping to get out and see more! we have been one other time, and flew in to san jose, which i hear is much different. anyway, yes, i will hit you up! thanks!

Jen@Jpabstfitness November 26, 2015 at 5:03 am

We bought a bed when we were first married (2001), it’s a queen and it’s old and done. My Mom bought us a King Leesa bed for Christmas and I can’t freaking wait to get it!

Catherine Cormier December 1, 2015 at 7:34 am

Thanks to this post I went and bought a balm stain and I ABSOLUTELY love it!! I was in the market for a new lip color because I always wear makeup and then my lips look so bare since I hate the feeling of lipstick. I thought I would try it out since it’s so cheap that it wouldn’t be a biggie if I didn’t like it.

Now I want it in every color :)

Janetha December 8, 2015 at 4:17 pm

omg i still need to get it! thanks for reminding me

Ann_B December 20, 2015 at 12:37 pm

That little guy is very stylish!

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