May 2015 Top 5 Posts & Life Updates

May 2015 Top 5 Posts & Life Updates

Happy end of the week and happy end of May!

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This month has really gone by in a blink for me and I can’t believe it is already time for another update.  On top of that, we are approaching my one year anniversary of leaving WLOS.  Can you believe its been ten months today?  Crazy huh!?

May has been delightfully full.  We got back from Brazil and I immediately dove into the final planning for the March for Babies.  The next weekend we went to visit my in-laws in Pittsburgh for Memorial Day and *blink* the month is over.  It seems like summer has a way of doing that to me!

Overall this month has been filled with a lot of joy.  March for Babies went so well and it felt amazing to be involved with such a cool group of people and raise money to  help babies.

It’s also been a lot of fun to come back to the US and share more about our trip to Brazil.

Did you miss my vacation video the hubs put together with his Go-Pro??

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On the downside I spent the first half of the month recovering from a bad cut on my foot and I was not able to run/workout the way I would like.

However the time I gained from not being able to run allowed me to put together one killer garden for the season.

To sum it up, I simply adore this time of year.  The sunshine, warm weather and green mountains make me happy.  In my opinion, it’s much easier to handle curve balls like injuries when it’s pretty outside.

So without further ado, I’m summing up the month with my Top 5 Posts on Running in a Skirt!

May’s Top 5 Posts

1. Top Food Post

Easy Homemade Salsa – Went a little salsa crazy this month… also made this Black Bean Salsa that did pretty well.

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Runner Up

Black Bean & Avocado QuesadillaWith Cinco de Mayo and all things SUMMER I have just been on a Mexican food kick!

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2. Highest Viewed Post

Confessions…This one really surprised me!  It is pretty cool how sometimes the least planned, most real posts resonate.  I’m also happy you guys shared with me that I’m not alone in not having it all together! And I’m sorry you all had to look at my funny looking foot 🙂

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Runner Up

The Great Brazil Adventure, Part 1- Rio de Janeiro  – This is just the first in my series of Brazil posts, so I can’t wait to share more!

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3. Top Fashion Post

Floral Shoes – these shoes are so perfect for this time of year!

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Runner Up

Pulling off a Suit without Looking Frumpy – Suits may not be as popular as they once were, but this kind of look still deserves a place in your closet!

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4. Top Fitness Post

March for Babies 2015 – There is so much joy in this picture!

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Runner Up

No Equipment Hotel Room Workout

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5. Most Pin-able

Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Dipping Sauce – I’m kind of obsessed with this recipe and this picture!

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Runner Up

Herb TowerThis is actually an old post that I made a new pin for this season that took off surprisingly well on Pinterest!

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So that’s my wrap up of the month!  It’s been another solid month and I’m hoping I can keep the momentum going through the summer. Thank you again for reading and coming back again and again.  I am able to do this because of you guys and I can’t thank you enough.

I hope you have a beautiful weekend, dear reader.

I’ll be back Monday with the second part of my Brazil travel series.  I’m featuring a small, nearly undeveloped island of the coast of the Rio state called Ilha Grande.  It was such a naturally stunning place.  Come back to see the pretty pictures and find out what went terribly wrong on this part of the trip– Not my foot!

Your turn!

What was the highlight of your month?

Bloggers—What was your top post?  Feel free to leave a link!

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27 Comments

  1. Jess @hellotofit June 2, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Your top recipes look like they had a little theme going on 😉 love it! May was super busy for me too.
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    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Total Mexican food kick! haha! At least I’m consistent!

  2. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections June 1, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I love that you do these posts because then a lazy mama like me can catch up. I love all your shrimp recipes and that you use shrimp so often. Can’t wait to make that one.
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  3. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets May 31, 2015 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    This month flew by for me too, but I’m actually happy it did! We’re getting deep into summertime now! I will have to check out some of these top posts of yours! 🙂
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    • JulieWunder May 31, 2015 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks for checking it out Janelle! I hope you had a great weekend.

  4. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie May 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe May is over all ready. I don’t even know what happened haha.
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  5. I don’t think I saw that how to build an herb tower post!! I am definitely going to pin that one!! All great posts as usual!
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  6. Danyelle Musselman May 29, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I can’t believe I missed your salsa post… all things Mexican are the fave in my house, this is perfect for us.

  7. Jamie May 29, 2015 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Highlight of my month was the long weekend spent with friends and family on the beach! I can’t believe May is over already, it feels like it just started! I don’t want summer to go by so quickly but I’m afraid it just might!! Hope you have a great weekend : )
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    • JulieWunder May 30, 2015 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      I know! It seems like jan/feb/march just drags and then summer is over in a blink!

  8. Annmarie May 29, 2015 at 8:54 am - Reply

    I totally agree, this month FLEW by! Your posts have all been awesome too and your recipes have me drooling right now! 🙂
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  9. It was fun to read about your Brazil trip and really makes me want a go pro for Hawaii!
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    • JulieWunder May 30, 2015 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      Yay! More Brazil to come. I am stoked for your Hawaii trip. I’m actually going as a stowaway in your bags 🙂

  10. Dan Steadman May 29, 2015 at 8:00 am - Reply

    highlight is the month is almost over….PAris Mountain in the morning

  11. Susie @ SuzLyfe May 29, 2015 at 7:56 am - Reply

    So many great posts! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
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  12. jill conyers May 29, 2015 at 6:43 am - Reply

    You had a great month! I’m not sure what my top post was for May. I need to check. Wait! You don’t have it all together? You’re definitely not alone.

    Have a fantastic weekend Julie!
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    • JulieWunder May 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      haha! Yeah– newsflash!!! I work really hard to get the mess in check and don’t always succeed…. but that’s ok 🙂

  13. Joanna @ Makingmine May 29, 2015 at 5:47 am - Reply

    i missed so much blog reading this past month due to the new baby, that this is the perfect roundup! That herb garden is super cute! I love that it doesn’t take up too much space

    • JulieWunder May 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks for catching up 🙂 You’ve had a very beautiful distraction!

  14. Blane Sherer May 29, 2015 at 5:40 am - Reply

    You have had an especially busy month of May. I really enjoy spring as well. I hope you have a Great June ! Love your summary type posts.

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