At My House Survey & The Fabulous Fit Gear Swap

///At My House Survey & The Fabulous Fit Gear Swap

At My House Survey & The Fabulous Fit Gear Swap

Happy Monday friends!

How was your weekend?  Our snow is starting to melt and I had a low key weekend at home.  I traveled last weekend and have a few trips in upcoming weekends, so I tried to embrace my down time.  The hubs also had to work at his office all weekend, so I used the time to get a bunch of stuff done around the house.

Speaking of my house, I’ve seen this fun At My House Survey circling the blogs and I thought I’d play along today.

At My House Survey

Household chore I actually enjoy…

Does gardening count?  I am so longing for spring!


Biggest house disaster…

My closet.  As I mentioned in my New Year’s Resolutions, it is a nightmare.  I’ve started trying to figure out what to giveaway and keep, but the task of completely redoing it is completely overwhelming.  To be entirely honest I took a picture of it to post and then I deleted it.  I’m too embarrassed.

Before company arrives, I hide…

All of the cozy blankets on the couches that don’t match anything.  I keep baskets near the sofa to hide them and put out the fancy looking ones for company.  My nice looking blankets are completely useless with dogs and the hubs and I like these comfy ones.

dog blankets

I also dash to hide all the dog toys.

dog toys

Most recent music download….

…“I’m all about that bass….. bout that bass…”

Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass

So I am generally six plus months behind on pop music because I listen to country, but I just got this song for my running playlists.  So much fun!

The last thing I bought online….

This Canon Wireless Remote Control for my DSLR camera!  I got it to help with my shaky hands with food pictures and to  help me be able to take my own picture when necessary.  It’s pretty cool!

I hate to shop for…

Jeans.  I have a terrible time finding jeans that fit.  I don’t even really like wearing them, so getting a good pair isn’t even that exciting for me.  I would pay way too much money if someone could just bring me a pair that will fit.

These jeans are Hudson and kind of fit.  Kind of…

white pea coat

Favorite family ritual….

Sunday night pizza dinner.  The hubs and I make a yummy frozen pizza Sunday night and usually watch a movie.  In the summer we make the frozen pizza deluxe with tomatoes and basil from our garden.  It is such a great way to unwind before the next week.

This is not an endorsement of any particular brand, we tend to mix it up.  This one is pretty tasty though!

frozen pizza

I sleep in…

Since it has been so cold lately I’m sleeping in old Victoria Secret sweatpants and long sleeve t-shirts.  I also have a couple pair of comfy, but kind of ridiculous looking flannel pjs.  I save those for the really cold nights!

I have a style crush on….

Carrie Underwood

Even pregnant this girl looks fabulous.  Has there ever been a girl who has had more pretty dresses?  I look forward to seeing what she wears at the CMA’s every year.

Plus she is so fit AND she is a vegetarian. which puts her in my cool person category.

Now if only I had a place to replicate this look!

carrie underwood dress


I’m currently reading…

I’m just finishing up a magazine binge and downloaded my college roommates latest book, The Life Intended.  Her other ones are brilliant, so I’m sure this one will be too. She gave me the personal synopsis the last time I was in Florida, so I’m excited to get started.

How did I ever live without…

These two!!!  Yes, they try to train me to get all the Pup-eroni they want, but life would be so boring without them.  I call them my co-workers these days as they lazily sleep next to me while I work!

Rhett and Reina-1-1

Fabulous Fit Gear Swap

In other pure blog fun this morning, I participated in the Fabulous Fit Gear Swap with Renee from BendifulBlog!


fit gear swap

Each month you sign up you get paired with another blogger or fitness fan.  You send one of your favorite pieces of gear to your match and they send you back something that they love.  If you are interested Renee posted the rules here.

My match for this month is MB from TutusandTennies.  I sent her my favorite new hoodie from Target in a gorgeous red color:

Bearwallow Mountain-125-2-2

And she sent me two adorable headbands and some super soft soxy feet socks!  I’m excited to try out some new things.  Thanks MB!

tutus and tennies fit gear swap edit

Kind of a random post today, but sometimes it is fun to be random.  Thanks for hanging with me guys.

Tomorrow I’m sharing a Kale Pasta recipe that shows simple food can sometimes be the best.

And of course, have a Marvelous Monday! Thanks for the linkup Katie.

This post does contain a few affiliate links.  I really appreciate you support!

Your turn!

How was your weekend?

Answer any of the house survey questions below!

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:16-04:00 March 2nd, 2015|Blog Surveys, Fun|40 Comments


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  2. Jaime March 3, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I have a remote for my Nikon. I used to use it for family photos (to use on our Christmas cards.) I love it!

  3. Aimee March 2, 2015 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I hate buying jeans too! It seems like if they fit around the waist they are too short & if the length fits they are huge around my waist! So frustrating! Those socks are really cute! The #FabulousFitGear swap was really fun.

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      I feel ya! I think they fit and then I wear them for a day and then they don’t… or my weight fluctuates 2 pounds and they don’t fit anymore. ๐Ÿ™‚ Overrated! haha!
      Thanks for stopping by today!

  4. Julie Bantin March 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    I love your blog! My big job right now is my yarn stash. It is totally getting away from me. I just don’t know where to start. LOL

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks Julie! Thanks for stopping by today and thanks for your M4D support.

  5. Susanna @Zealous Mom March 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    I love these surveys! You learn so much about a person through them. Also, can’t wait to read about your kale pasta. I love kale anything.

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Me too! I’ve had kale every week for several weeks now. So good!

  6. D. Lanier Shook March 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Hmm.You might be able to train your dogs to take their toys to a certain spot at a given signal.

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      I wish I could! I have two puppy school drop out delinquents on my hand! haha! Great suggestion though. Thanks for stopping by today.

  7. Jess @hellotofit March 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Enjoyed reading this post, Julie ๐Ÿ™‚ my fashion icon is Lauren Conrad – I don’t think I’ve ever seen her wear something that I wouldn’t want to wear!

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jess! She is so cute and has great clothes!

  8. Danyelle Musselman March 2, 2015 at 11:48 am - Reply

    You should give DL1961 Denim a tryโ€ฆ their jeans are my absolute go to! My favorite cuts are the Amanda and the Emma.

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      I just looked them up and a boutique in Asheville actually carries them (I’m shocked!) I will have to save my pennies and give them a try!

  9. Gingi March 2, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

    My biggest house disaster is my office, which somehow turned into an impromtu storage room.. haha. Anyhoo, great post. I love reading the “inside” stories on people lives haha.. –

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks Gingi! I am constantly fighting to keep the stuff out of my office. It ends up in the closets that way!

  10. Emilie March 2, 2015 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I really dislike shopping for jeans as well. I wear business casual to work and live in yoga pants or gym clothes all weekend so buying jeans isn’t a priority. I am excited to garden this year since it’s my first year with my own yard! If only spring would arrive… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      How exciting! I find such joy in my garden. I hope you do with yours.

  11. Blane Sherer March 2, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

    I went to my daughter’s mommy/baby swim class in Greensboro. Seven babies aged 5 months to a year. Crazy cute ! My daughter and grandson were the only ones in matching swimsuits. She’s always into matching.

  12. Those flowers make me yearn for spring. It has to come sometime right?! The gear swap sounds fun. I should join too!

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:56 pm - Reply

      I know. I pulled up the picture and I started dreaming of going to the flower shop and picking out my planters for this year. I enjoy them so much all season.

  13. Mary Beth Jackson March 2, 2015 at 10:02 am - Reply

    What a fun survey! and yes gardening does count, those plants don’t water them selves! My hubby and I re-did the living room a couple of years ago and the best thing I bought was a chest style ottoman thing and the top slides and that is where I throw all those blankets! I am stalking the mail man! It is all fun and thank you for following Tutus and Tennies!

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:55 pm - Reply

      I bet that is sooo nice to have!
      That mailman better come soon!

  14. Annmarie March 2, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Um, I did not know that remote existed for the Canon camera…that will also be my next purchase, thanks for sharing!!!

  15. Giselle March 2, 2015 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Hahaha when I read that song was your most recent download I thought I was reading an old post ๐Ÿ˜‰ Even though its a little played out here I still love that song! I don’t mind the washing part of the laundry, it’s the putting it away that I hate. I’ll restart the dryer several times before actually taking it out ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

      Haha. NOooooo I’m just really behind the times.
      I agree. The putting away is such a chore. I have two big baskets mocking me right now. Thanks for stopping by today!

  16. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections March 2, 2015 at 8:37 am - Reply

    I love this survey! I need to do it soon.

    I also loathe shopping for jeans. I feel like the moment I find ones that fit, I change sizes and they are no longer good.

    I also loooove Freschetta frozen pizzas. Only good kind in my opinion!

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      Yes! You should do it too.
      I feel the same way about jeans. What’s wrong with leggings all the time again?
      The Freschetta crust is super yummy.

  17. Jenny March 2, 2015 at 8:18 am - Reply

    What a fun post! I don’t mind any chores…the reward of a clean and tidy house is SO worth it to me. The gear swap is such a great idea, too! By the way, ALL the SNOW has finally melted from our driveway! Hooray, hooray! But, does this mean March came in like a lamb? That lion can stay away, if so.

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      I’m so jealous! Our driveway is so shady that it is still piled up. We are making great progress though.
      I’m a little worried… March definitely came in like a lamb…. That old saying always proves true.

  18. Renee @ Bendiful Blog March 2, 2015 at 7:58 am - Reply

    I am not a fan of household chores, I’m trying to get the boys to like them so they ca do them. LOL! One likes to pick up and one likes to empty the dishwasher so now I just need a laundry fairy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for joining us for the #fabulousfitgear swap! I appreciate it and love the socks you got, I’m all about socks. Be sure to link up on my site link up and sign up for March!

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      Genius! You should really teach them some “character” that way ๐Ÿ™‚
      I love the socks too! Great idea. Thanks for hosting the swap.

  19. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie March 2, 2015 at 7:25 am - Reply

    People actually like household chores? I’m blanking on one right nowโ€ฆ : )

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      haha… yeah gardening was the best I could come up with. I don’t like dishes, floors, laundry… none of it really.

  20. Carrie Underwood is my fashion idol as well, she is so beautiful and seems so nice! I hate all chores around the house, LOL. Seriously, all of them. For some reason when we have bad weather I always get inspired to purge things, so the first place I head is my closet. It’s usually pretty productive, but this year with all of the crappy weather I’ve been restraining myself otherwise my closet would be empty, LOL.

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      Yeah- I kind of do too. I think gardening fall more under a hobby. haha. Want to come to my house and purge. I don’t have that desire- ever. It’s bad!

  21. Susie @ SuzLyfe March 2, 2015 at 7:07 am - Reply

    I actually like to do laundry, but only if I can watch TV while I fold. it is a weird thing, but I don’t hate it! I kill everything when I garden, so that is stricken. ALso, we don’t have any place for it haha.

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2015 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      I hate laundry! I let it pile up so high that it gets a little overwhelming. Super lame I know.
      I for some reason have a green thumb. I don’t know where it came from!

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