Currently… (January 2016)

///Currently… (January 2016)

Currently… (January 2016)

Happy Wednesday, dear readers!

I feel like it’s been too long since we’ve had a heart-to-heart or a look behind the blog.  So I thought I’d share a little behind the scenes life update I call… Currently…

Currently I’m…


I just got The Power of Positive Thinking by Reverand Dr. Normal Vincent Peale.  One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to continue working towards being the happiest version of myself.  I thought a lot last year about how we really make our own happiness and I’d like to continue that journey.

I’ve heard great things about this book and am looking forward to diving in!


I’m am totally loving this song!  It is so haunting and beautiful.  One of the prettiest I’ve heard in a while.


I’ve been borderline obsessed with The Kitchen on Food Network lately.  It’s a talk show for foodies.  My Brother told me about it and now we both watch it talk about what we’ll make from it!  It’s such a fun cast and they have some really great food ideas.

My favorite part about it is they cheer and clap for finished dishes like it’s performance art!  It makes me excited to cook and I’m just waiting for my thundering applause the next time I pull something out of the oven!

Still waiting…

(Courtesy Food Network)


Between Hawaii and the crazy warm December in Asheville, I feel like I’ve hardly worn my winter clothes!  I’m not complaining, because I hate being cold… but it has been nice to pull out a few sweaters this past weekend.  I took some pictures of a couple new winter looks for the next few Fashion Friday’s this past weekend.  So… we have that to look forward to on the fashion front! 🙂


A quieter couple of months.  The Hubs work is really busy from now until April, so this is the quiet time of year in our house.  With Key West, Thanksgiving at my house, Hawaii, Christmas and a baby sprinkle for Marilyn… November and December was a little crazy.

I hate that the Hubs has so much work to do, but I am looking forward to a little down time at home.

Christmas Weekend 2015-4-2-14


Between the holidays and travel, my eating habits have been all over the place.  I’m settling back into my routine, with clean-eating foods like this Kale Vegan Cobb Salad.  Like the way it looks?  The recipe is coming up tomorrow!

Vegan Cobb Salad - add avocado for creamy goodness! Perfect detox salad! / Running in a Skirt


Champagne?  Oh how I love Champagne and what better excuse than New Year’s to drink it… in my PJs!

New Year's Eve 2015


So I mentioned all the Christmas cookies, right?  There was a lot of dessert on vacation too.  So I’m actually back to NOT indulging for a month or so until my sweet tooth resets itself.  Ahhh… January.

I miss Hawaii!

Kamuela Provision Company Dinner, KPC, Hilton Waikoloa Village


Of course, I’m still praying for my friend Melanie.  It’s coming up on a year since she was diagnosed with leukemia and she has been fighting the entire time.  Her numbers are looking good, so I have hope she’s finally turned a corner.  Thank you for your continued prayers.

I hope your week is going well.  Tomorrow I’m sharing a fabulous Vegan Cobb Salad.  Perfect for getting your diet back on track.

I’m linking up with Wild Workout Wednesday and Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Your turn!

What are you currently doing?  Answer any of prompts above.

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:04-04:00 January 6th, 2016|Currently..., Fun|28 Comments


  1. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy January 15, 2016 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Drinking champagne in your PJs is the only way to see in the new year I think. Or, just an average Friday really haha.

  2. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes January 10, 2016 at 11:00 am - Reply

    That salad looks amazing, can’t wait for the recipe!! And I LOVE champagne!! One of my favorite adult beverages 🙂

    • JulieWunder January 11, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Me too! Life is too short to NOT enjoy it 🙂

  3. Rachel @ January 7, 2016 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Wow – that Vegan Cobb salad looks amazing!!! Loving the update for January! 🙂

  4. Mandi Korn January 6, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I am recovering from the holidays and trying to figure out a way to work off the 5 lbs I put on eating lots of indulgent foods. Trying to still find a voice in my blog and maybe taking on a part time job delivering fresh north carolina produce. Of course there is being a mom and wife…..thanks for sharing your post, I really like how personal your blog can be.

    • JulieWunder January 9, 2016 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Thank you Mandi! I try to find that balance. It’s a work in progress! You’ve got so much going on– best of luck getting it all sorted out.

  5. Leslie @ flora foodie January 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Love a good behind the scenes post! 🙂 I have got to read that book, too! Plus way excited for that cobb salad recipe tomorrow. Nom.

  6. Heather @Fit n Cookies January 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Happy to hear Melanie may be turning a corner! Praying for her. I am currently watching Grey’s Anatomy and eating an apple! I didn’t indulge too much over the holidays, but there’s always room for improvement.

  7. Great post!!

    Yes to happiness. Yesterday my brother told me that this trip home, he felt that I was angry….oh no…need to get a hold of that and let the happiness in 😉

    Praying for your friend! My aunt got diagnosed with leukemia 2 days before my wedding 9 years ago. She is a praying woman and prayer works!! She ended up needing a bone marrow transplant and has been doing well.

    • JulieWunder January 9, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

      It’s easier said than done!! The mental game is tough.
      Leukemia sucks. I’m so glad your aunt is doing well.

  8. [email protected] January 6, 2016 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Yay for some good news on the Melanie front!
    I feel like all of the travel and indulgences of the past few weeks have done a number on my immune system. Here’s to all the vitamins we can get!

    • JulieWunder January 9, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

      I agree! You have to counteract it with good food!

  9. Summer January 6, 2016 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Love what you are reading. I am working on my happiness too and positive thinking ♥

  10. Joanna January 6, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply

    I’m going to have to check out that book – sounds like a perfect read for a new year!

  11. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 6, 2016 at 8:08 am - Reply

    I’m glad to hear Melanie is still fighting and doing well! I was wondering about her. Will keep her in my prayers still!

    I’m currently trying to get my butt back to eating healthy, balance foods instead of Buddy the Elf style.

    • JulieWunder January 9, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

      Thank you! She needs the prayers. So many ups and downs.

  12. Dan Steadman January 6, 2016 at 7:53 am - Reply

    anticipating going to the ATL this weekend and seeing a friend of mine I had lost, found via Facebook, was living in Colorado, moved back to Atlanta…

  13. Susie @ SuzLyfe January 6, 2016 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Champagne and chocolate. I think that is a great routine. I’m so happy that Melanie is having some improvement! I am really glad that I won’t been here when the Polar Vortex is scheduled to hit next week. I just can’t handle wind and cold and precipitation right now.

    • JulieWunder January 9, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

      Not with the crutches!! Glad you are getting out of there!

  14. Jess @ run pink January 6, 2016 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Getting back into routine is a challenge but I’m sooooo glad to be back in my ‘normal’. Whatever that is. 😉 I also enjoy that song. Her voice is beautiful!! I wish I could get this excited about cooking. Never have. Don’t think I’ll ever…but I try. I’ll keep your friend also in my prayers!! As a fellow Brevardian neighbor I was kinda liking the warmer winter and now all my running is bone cold or on the treadmill. Boo. -_- spring will come!!

  15. Blane Sherer January 6, 2016 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Glad to hear that your friend Melanie is doing better.
    It is the time of year where we get back into more normal routines.

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