Currently… (November 2015)

///Currently… (November 2015)

Currently… (November 2015)

Happy Monday, dear readers!

I hope each of you had a great weekend.  I’m kicking off this new week with a little behind the scenes life update I call… Currently…

Currently I’m…


With a dog named Rhett, it probably doesn’t surprise you that I’m a Gone with the Wind fan! I was at Barnes and Noble (yes– I actually went into the store… don’t know what got into me) the other day and I saw Ruth’s Journey on the shelves.  It is commissioned by the Margaret Mitchel estate and follows Mamie’s story.


I’m the sucker who has read both Scarlett and Rhett Butler’s People, so I had to pick it up!  So far I’m enjoying it… but I do have to admit you should probably be a big fan of Gone with the Wind to enjoy it.

Oh and by the way, it was very enjoyable to walk around the book shelves and pick out real books… just like ole times! 🙂


I’d like to share with you that I flipped my station off the country station this month… but no luck.  I’m totally gushing over this song.  It’s much more pop-like than country, so if you don’t like the twang… you might still like this song.


Quantico!  I’m totally into this new show!  It comes on Sunday nights and I can’t get enough.  I can’t figure out who to trust.  Bonus points because both the Hubs and I like it and we hardly ever like the same shows.


Layers.  Trying to make the most out of what I have in the closet!  I am feeling the shopping itch coming though.  It might be time to spend that outlet mall gift card I won!

Perfect fall look---> jeans, riding boots, plaid shirt and puffer vest! Pictures at the Biltmore Estate! / Running in a Skirt


A crazy busy November and December.  I’m not sure how my calendar got this booked but I’m getting ready.  I’m really looking forward to hosting Thanksgiving again!  I told the Hubs he better come up with something better for my thankful tree this year… (He’s written this two years in a row- sigh)



Four words.

Pumpkin. Pie. Baked. Oatmeal.

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal- whole foods, clean eating breakfast for fall!/ Running in a Skirt

Coming up on Thursday. You’re welcome 🙂


Loving this Yogi Bedtime tea.


I’m trying to take it easy on sweets now because I know it’s coming.  All the cookies, pie and ice cream… it’s coming…

I’m counting down until it’s time to make these Toasted Coconut Cookies with dark chocolate and cherries from last year.. #sorrynotsorry

Toasted Coconut Cookies with dark chocolate and cherries/ Running in a Skirt


My friend Melanie, who has been battling leukemia has been through hell and back this past month.  We got to see her last weekend, but I kind of skimmed over the details.  She not only found her stem cell transplant failing, but the leukemia came back with a vengeance.  She was back in Asheville getting crazy doses of chemo and then got transferred BACK to Chapel Hill again.  She is technically in remission but needs a lot more treatment.  She has been the bravest, toughest, strongest person I know through this.  Please keep her and her family… including my goddaughter Isabella and her husband Jason in your prayers.  Cancer sucks.

I hope your week is off to a wunderful start.  Tomorrow I’m sharing my Mom’s famous sweet potato recipe.  It’s the best you’ll ever try!

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

Your turn!

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

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:07+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Currently..., Fun|34 Comments


  1. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes November 9, 2015 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I love the Band Perry!! I’m loving bands that are a cross between country and pop! I missed the first few episodes of Quantico so I’m bummed that I wont’ be able to catch up now :/

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      Me too! I’d love to see them in concert! You might be able to see it on ABC on Demand.

  2. Farrah November 9, 2015 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    I’ve heard awesome things about Quantico! I haven’t seen it yet though! That tea sounds good right about now!

  3. Runaway Bridal Planner November 9, 2015 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I love that song, I actually like a lot of The Band Perry songs, they are pretty good!
    So many people love Quantico, I wish I had more time to catch up with all the great fall shows going on.
    Cute outfit too, I am also loving plaids this fall. I bought like 4 plaid shirts and my sister was like, don’t you think that is a little much, I was like no, that’s just one plaid shirt a week, and 4 weeks of different plaid shirts:) Of course that would have been true, until the weekends when I get lazy and throw them back on, LOL

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      I do that sometimes and go a little to far with one clothing item I like too 😉

  4. Cindy November 9, 2015 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Loved the Band Perry song–thanks for sharing!

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks Cindy! Great to “see” you this week!

  5. Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete November 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    PUMPKIN.PIE.BAKED.OATMEAL?! SO making that this weekend! Thanks for sharing.;)

  6. [email protected] November 9, 2015 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    I love Gone with the Wind as well; that sounds like a fun book. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend Melanie. We will continue to pray and send healing thoughts.
    On a completely unrelated note, those cookies look AMAZING!!!

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      Thanks Heather! Nice to know there’s another Gone with the Wind fan out there!

  7. Rachel @ November 9, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Ok you’re convincing me to try Quantico! I still haven’t seen it bu tit looks like so much fun! And that vest – need one! Continuing to pray for Melanie and her family!!

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      I probably would not have picked it if I wasn’t looking for something I thought BOTH my Hubby and I would like… but I’m glad I did. I’m hooked!

  8. Jaime November 9, 2015 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I need to do a currently post before the month gets by me. 🙂 I’ve been thinking about your friend Melanie and hoping her body can kick leukemia to the curb for good.

  9. Blane Sherer November 9, 2015 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Thoughts and Prayers for your friend Melanie and her family.
    I’m anticipating and looking forward to the Miss South Carolina
    Pageant next weekend. My daughter will be competing in the pageant.

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you Blane. I hope your daughter did well!

  10. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 9, 2015 at 11:05 am - Reply

    I’ve been thinking about Melanie daily. I’m so sorry that she and you all are going through this. She is so lucky to have you in her family!

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Susie! I really appreciate it, especially with all you are going through too.

  11. Joanna @Makingmine November 9, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    My “currently listening” is already Christmas music, haha! I’m using the excuse that I want Eleanor to learn a few songs before Decmeber 😉

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      Nice! I usually hold off until after Thanksgiving, but I’m feeling a little more festive this year 🙂

  12. Jess @hellotofit November 9, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Ahhhh chocolate and cherry are one of my favorite combinations! And cannot WAIT for the pumpkin recipe.

  13. Gretchen | Gretchruns November 9, 2015 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Quantico is the best! I’m a bit behind right now but I don’t mind having a marathon when I’m free 🙂

    Always keeping your goddaughter in my prayers! (and the others of course)

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      That’s the best way to chill on a Sunday night!

  14. [email protected] November 9, 2015 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Those breakfast bars look delicious. I haven’t ready any books lately. I always find my spare time on social media or learning workouts for my classes I need teach. I would love to start reading more for enjoyment, rather than for work.

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      It is such a joy! It relaxes me even more than watching TV!

  15. Dan Steadman November 9, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

    ok here goes…listening “November Rain” By G&R just seems appropriate
    Wearing…a lovely open toe nonsurgical boot on my left foot…goes well with the cold and wet
    anticipating…follow up with the orthopedist as to when I can get said boot off my foot and plan a comeback

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Stupid boot!!! So sorry! Hope that comeback comes fast.

  16. I was surprised that I loved Quantico too. Kind of soap opera ish but fun to watch with lots of beautiful people! Have a great week

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      I KNOW! It’s not my kind of show, but I’m hooked. And yes, beautiful people never hurt!

  17. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood November 9, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Thanks for reminding me that I’ve been wanting to try out Quantico! It looks really interesting!

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