Currently… (January 2018)

///Currently… (January 2018)

Currently… (January 2018)

Hi friends!

It’s been too long since we’ve just chatted… so I thought I’d share January’s Currently post today. 🙂

Life has been a little hectic since I got back from Kauai because I had to get my master bathroom and closet ready for an overhaul.  You may remember that my main shower started leaking into the basement THIS SUMMER starting a 6 month-long process of finding materials, a contractor to show up, get a quote and schedule the time to fix it.  We’ve been showering in our basement for months now.  Apparently the Asheville housing market is booming so much that it’s really hard to get someone to do work, especially if it’s not a larger project.  Since we have to tear out all the shower tile to fix the problem, we decided to also replace the floor, counter tops and fixtures while we were at it.

To make a very long story short to do the mini-remodel we had to clear everything out of the area, which took forever.  I officially have way to many THINGS including clothes and random bathroom stuff.  I’m also dreading the construction process happening in the house, especially since I work from home.  It all starts today… so wish me luck.  Hopefully it will all be worth it in the end, but right now I’m already over it and it hasn’t even really started.

Here’s what else is currently going on in life…

Currently I’m…


I’m officially in the market for a new book.  I’m thinking about this one, this one or this one.  Does anyone have any suggestions?



I’ve been loving the new season of Nashville on my own and the Hubs and I just started Designed Survivor on Hulu this past weekend.  I signed up for the free trial.  I’m not sure I want to keep it though.  Does anyone have both Netflix and Hulu and love them both?  Has anyone got rid of their cable and just used those two things?  It’s crazy how much we pay a month.

If you don’t have cable, how do you watch live sports?


Erica, my sister-in-law, got me this ridiculous onesie for Christmas.  Guyyysss…. I can’t seem to stop wearing it around the house.  It is so soft! I might have a problem. 🙂  I also wasn’t planning on posting this photo, but in terms of keeping it real I decided I had to- lol!


A friend of mine gave me a free box of the Plated meal service and we’ve been enjoying it.  I had it delivered on the day we got back from vacation so I’d have some good meals to cook without having to rush to the store.  Although I also liked Blue Apron, I liked that these portion sizes are a bit bigger and the recipes aren’t quite as complicated.  The vegetarian and pescatarian options have been pretty tasty so far.  If you use it, I’d just suggest using a lot less olive oil than what they suggest in recipes.  I don’t think you need near as much as they list.

We had the Miso-Chili Cod last night.  It was super tasty.


I’m currently trying to chug water because my skin FREAKED OUT when I got back from Hawaii.  I think it was the long plane ride and because it was so humid in Hawaii and so dry here.  It has dry patches and breakouts and I’m so sad.

I wish I was still drinking these… I probably wouldn’t care as much then.


I had some delightful froyo this weekend.  I topped it with way too much cookie dough and felt awesome about it.


The Hubs tax season is just around the corner so I’m anticipating a lot more time alone while he works.  It’s always hard time of year in our household, so I’m hoping it is as easy as possible this go around.


Hopefully I’m not too much on the selfish train with this one, but I’m praying I can keep my cool with the construction project.  I don’t do well with loud stuff or changes so I’m going to have to put my zen hat on to not get too stressed out.


I’ve been doing a monthly Currently… post since August 2015.  Catch up HERE!  Thank you so much for reading today and for your kind comments.

I’m linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

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Answer one of the Currently… prompts above

By | 2018-01-16T08:26:06-05:00 January 16th, 2018|Currently..., Fun|28 Comments


  1. Susie @ Suzlyfe January 19, 2018 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Construction makes peope go bananas, so you do what you need to do, girl. EAT ALL THE ICE CREAM. And maybe huddle in the corner in that onesie. Soakk up as much time with your boy as you can before you have to bid him adieu for a little bit–that was me last summer! And stil haven’t reay seen him, lol.
    We Netflix, and we decided to keep cabe because of sports but also because of internet providers (we have to use comcast, and we wouldn’t have saved anything).

  2. Kim January 19, 2018 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Directv Now with Netflix and Amazon Prime. 1/3 what our bill used to be and haven’t missed cable at all. You can add apps like NBC so you can watch the Super Bowl. We use a Roku and an Apple TV. This is Directv Now NOT Direct tv.

  3. Andrea on Vacation January 17, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    You can pay for the direct tv app instead of the service for like $30-40 /month. We started that a while ago and I love it. Red Zone is where it is at for Sunday football!

  4. Lisa Ballantyne January 17, 2018 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Our son loves his Netflix; don’t know much about Hulu or Sling.

    I hope you are able to relax in the midst of the renovations! Just try to picture the end result and how worth it it’s going to be! And as for tax season (UGH!!!), just think of it as a little “Julie & Makena Rose” time, and enjoy! But I sure don’t envy your hubby or any others in his profession at this time of the year!

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      No- he works so hard! It will just be more time to snuggle with Makena. 🙂

  5. Wendy January 17, 2018 at 9:05 am - Reply

    I feel you on the bathroom remodel. We’ve got to redo the little bathroom off the master bedroom–the shower is constantly dripping and needs to be replaced. Ugh. And I”m married to a carpenter. It’s shameful! We are also considering getting rid of cable but can’t bring ourselves to cut the cord. Curious what other people do.

    PS I don’t think the onesie is ridiculous–it looks so warm and cozy!

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      Yeah– For the amount we actually watch the cable it’s insane what we pay…but them those games! I think you need a onesie tooo!

  6. Kristy from Southern In Law January 17, 2018 at 3:36 am - Reply

    Haha, how cute are you in your onesie? You might think it’s a little silly, but comfort always wins!!

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

      It does! I’m all about being comfortable. 🙂

  7. Farrah January 16, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Keali’i Reichel is one of my favorite artists ever. <3 (He was apparently my most-listened-to artist last year, haha.) I'm actually learning a dance to this song with my performance group! <3

    And yayyy for onesies! I was chillin' with one of my good friends over the weekend and he had me try on his superman onesie for kicks, hahaha.

    I really hope the construction project works out smoothly and quickly!! <3

  8. Emily Swanson January 16, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    I know what you mean about wanting to find peace in the midst of all the uproar! It’s true that that peace is definitely possible in Jesus knowing that He controls the storms even the ones like home remodels. <3

    It was SO fun watching you be in Kauai; I'm glad you got that refreshing sweet middle of winter vacay.

  9. Erinn January 16, 2018 at 11:19 am - Reply

    You’re not selfish at all! Construction and remodeling projects are super stressful, hoping yours goes smoothly!
    How do Plated meals compare to Blue Apron?

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I liked them both. I thought Plated was a little easier to make and the portions were larger. 🙂

  10. [email protected] January 16, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

    I am currently reading the book that my sister reviewed on the blog the other day. I am liking it so far. “While My Sister Sleeps” I have a onsie as well that I am always wearing. It even has the feet in them. So comfy!

  11. Danny Steadman January 16, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I think I saw Sling at Best Buy after Christmas may be something to look into…watch sports without cable? Use the apps…was able to see my Bulldog heart be broken on my phone and watch episodes of Shameless…..

    Praying for my wife to agree to counseling and reconcile our marriage

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      That’s a good idea! Sorry about your Bulldogs!

  12. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real January 16, 2018 at 8:10 am - Reply

    When the construction gets too much, just remind yourself how much more you will enjoy the bathroom! Alex used to own a construction company and he would deal with clients all the time who saw the intermediate progress and thought it was worse. Keep in mind it’ll look bad at certain times but will get better faster! I think you should treat yourself to coffee or something every day so that you get a break.
    I haven’t read any of those books but The Hideaway has been on my list for a while. If you want a good book, I just finished “An Accidental Life” and it was soooo good!

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      Haha! Yes- I don’t think I’m a good client at all. I’ve been worried and changing my mind all week- lol! Can’t wait for it to get done! Thanks for the book suggestion too.

  13. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups January 16, 2018 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Good luck with the remodel, house stuff is so stressful, I imagine even more so when you are trying to work from home. That onesie looks super comfy, and you look cute in it.

  14. Jean January 16, 2018 at 7:21 am - Reply

    HI Julie, I enjoyed reading your updates. Yes I have HULU, Netflix and we subscribe to Sling so Hubby can watch sports. We cut cable 2 years ago and have not looked back. We are saving lots of money because really Netflix, Hulu, Sling and Amazon Prime (which I would have anyhow) are not that expensive when we compare what we were paying for Direct TV. We miss being able to record, forward and rewind but it really isn’t a big deal. We bought 3 Roku’s for 3 of our TV’s and 3 antennas. We bought these at different times, so it wasn’t all one big expense. You’d be surprised how many channels we get on Roku that are free. There is no subscription needed for Roku. Oh yes, I even paid a little more for Hulu with no ads. It is so worth it to me. I’ve been enjoying This is Us with no ads. Wonderful. I hope this helps.

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