Currently… (August 2017)

///Currently… (August 2017)

Currently… (August 2017)

Hi everyone!

I hope you guys had a great weekend. Despite having a broken elbow, this weekend was actually pretty fabulous. On Friday I went out to dinner at the Biltmore and on Saturday some friends and I went to a local Winery. Sunday involved some work around the house (what I could do one armed- lol!) and a little relaxing.

For today’s post I’m going behind the scenes of all the normal blog stuff and sharing what I’m Currently doing…

Currently I’m…


I’ve always been a Judy Blume fan and when I saw she had a new adult book out, In the Unlikely Event, I couldn’t resist. I picked up in the unlikely event and I’ve been enjoying reading it so far.   It’s a fast read with a great storyline.


Miranda Lambert’s latest album is finally on Amazon Prime. I’ve been listening to the entire thing on repeat. I know, I know… I am so predictable with my music.

Does anyone else have this pair of sunglasses? I do!


I binge watched the last season of Jane the Virgin when I first hurt my arm.  When the last episode was over I went into tv withdrawal. Love that show.

The Hubs and I are once again in the market for a Netflix/Amazon TV show that we will both like. We have such dramatically different tastes and television that it’s hard to find a show that we both want to watch. We’ve enjoyed in the past… House of Cards, Friday Night Lights, the Crown and Narcos. I’d love any suggestions that you have. Thank you!


Stupid arm braces but I did order this adorable pink one from Etsy. 🙂 


I made a farmer’s market run the other day and came home with these amazing tomatoes and peaches. So it’s been all peaches and fresh tomatoes all the time in my house.  The tomatoes are rich and have just the right amount of acid and those peaches are oh so sweet.  I seriously can’t get enough and I think I’m going to have to go buy more ASAP.

Here’s a sneak peek at a recipe I made with them coming up on Thursday. Bahhh-haaa!  

Caprese Grilled Peach Salad recipe/ Running in a Skirt


I think this was my drink last month… but I’m still loving sparkling Rose.  One of my favorites has been the sparkling rose at the Hendersonville vineyard, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards.  You’ve got to try it this summer.  

This photo was taken the day before I busted my elbow. 🙁


The other day I went to Blackbird in downtown Asheville and I ordered my favorite coconut cake in town. I haven’t had it in so long and it is so good. If you are in downtown Asheville you’ve got to try it.


I can’t wait for my arm to get better. I’m trying to be super patient and follow the doctor’s orders but I’ve got to be honest with you I miss my regular life where I can do whatever I want.  I don’t necessarily miss driving but I do miss being able to leave the house without depending on someone else.


For my arm to heal fast and for sweet Rhett who’s still hanging on.


Thank you so much for reading today and for your kind comments. 

Your turn!

Answer one of the Currently… prompts above


I’m linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:45-05:00 August 7th, 2017|Currently..., Fun|21 Comments


  1. [email protected] August 10, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

    I love Asheville so much. We usually go once a year for my husband’s family reunion, but we just missed it this year!

  2. Edye August 9, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I love Miranda’s music video for her song “We Should Be Friends.” So cute! One Netflix show I recommend is Bates Motel! Kinda eery, but super addictive =)

  3. Kristy from Southern In Law August 7, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I love Judy Blume and I haven’t read that book yet so it’s going straight on my TBR list!

    Praying for you and Rhett! Big hugs! <3

  4. [email protected] August 7, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    I had no idea Judy Blume had an Adult book out. I I always liked her when I younger Too.

  5. Jaime August 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Have you watched This Is Us? My husband and I are watching it before it comes back on this fall (and we both enjoy it.) I hope you heal quickly!

  6. [email protected] August 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Wow! That coconut cake looks delicious! Definitely one of my favorite cakes! Keep feeling better and so glad that Rhett is hanging in there.

  7. Flo August 7, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Regarding TV programs for both, my husband and I can’t get enough of the 2 Hallmark channels. We also like many of the HGTV shows eg.Good Bones, Zombie House (Orlando, FL), several “Flip” and “Tiny House” shows. We also like American Ninja Warrior and America’s Got Talent. The only News network we both like to watch now is Fox News.

  8. Emily @ Pizza @ Pull-ups August 7, 2017 at 11:07 am - Reply

    That salad looks amazing, can’t wait for the recipe. Thinking of you and sweet Rhett.

  9. Emily August 7, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    That coconut cake looks DELIGHTFUL, and I will definitely be praying for Rhett. You’ve had such a good attitude about your arm, and I’m glad you still had a wonderful weekend despite the broken elbow.

  10. Blane Sherer August 7, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Glad you enjoyed your weekend.
    I hope your arm keeps improving.
    Hang in there.

  11. Lisa Ballantyne August 7, 2017 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Great all-around post today Julie! You made me soooooo hungry for coconut cake! That was always my birthday cake request when I was a kid, and at age 55 it still is!

    Still hoping and praying for your quick healing!

  12. Teressa August 7, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Just binged watched Ozark on Netflix. Loved it. Acting is great (Laura Linney & Jason Bateman).

  13. Alicia @bridges Through life August 7, 2017 at 9:40 am - Reply

    I didn’t know Judy Bloom had adult books, I need to check those out.

  14. Marina @ Happy Healing August 7, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Sounds like you had a great weekend! Now I want to go buy some peaches, haha. And I’m loving rose too!

    Hope you have a great Monday, Julie!

  15. I brought some peaches home from Alabama and I’m looking forward to trying them! Real peaches…right?

    I’m sure you are so frustrated with your elbow and activity restrictions. I know I would be. How much longer?

  16. Mary Jean Henson August 7, 2017 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Sure hope the elbow heals quickly and that Rhett is comfy and pain free.
    Your rose looks lovely. Is it super sweet? I am not a fan of sweet.

  17. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 7, 2017 at 8:04 am - Reply

    So many hugs for you and Rhett (but gently). That coconut cake looks amazing, and I am so gjealous of your tomatoes and peaches!

  18. I had no idea Judy Blume had a new adult book out thanks for the heads up!

  19. Beth Ann Chiles August 7, 2017 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Definitely need to check out the Judy Blume book. How could I have missed that one? And that wine looks like something I need to try as well! Thanks for the updates and hope the arm heals up quickly!

  20. heather @Lunging Through Life August 7, 2017 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Praying for you and Rhett! Miranda Lambert is one I just can’t get into. I don’t know why I just am not a fan of her. I’m hoping your arm gets better in no time! That cake looks delicious. Also, I liked Jane the Virgin too haha So weird but I loved it

  21. Mary Beth Jackson August 7, 2017 at 6:48 am - Reply

    I so need to check out that Judy Blume book, I loved her stuff when I was a kid! I am loving the summer rose wines too! Tyler Florence did a collaboration with the Coopers Hawk winery and it is delicious! I hope you and Rhett both are doing well!

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