Currently… (November 2016)

///Currently… (November 2016)

Currently… (November 2016)

Hi everyone!

Happy Monday.  The Hubs and I had a good time picking up the new car this weekend.  We tried to make the best of it by stopping to see Notre Dame.  Did you follow along on Instagram?

We made it back safe and I’m glad to be home.  Since I knew I would be too tired to do a weekend recap, I put together November’s Currently… post!  Here we gooo….

Currently I’m…


Puppy training literature.  Little Miss Makena Rose is proving to be quite a handful and I need to learn dog training stat! Luckily puppy school sent us home with lots of handouts.  Can someone train her for me and bring her back when she’s not a nut? 🙂

Puppies first selfffiiieeeee!


While I’m talking about her, here’s your weekly dose of puppy photos.



I’m totally going against my country music type here, but I found a fun 90’s playlist on my Amazon Music.

Does this bring back fun memories for anyone???!

If you are too young to remember this song… please don’t tell me. 🙂  j/k


The Hubs and I are still watching Friday Night Lights and really enjoying it BUT I am stoked about the Gilmore Girls revival coming out at the end of the month.  I’ll have to find time to watch this without him.  SOOOOO not his thing!

LOVE everything about this trailer!

Seriously counting the days.


Well… it’s November and I’ve barely pulled a coat out yet… so I’m loving this.  I’ve been living in these Old Navy swing dresses.  I went back and got the black and black and white stripe one.  There are dozens of ways to wear them.

Did you see my post last Friday on how to wear a blanket scarf?

Ways to Tie a Blanket Scarf / Running in a Skirt

Don’t worry I did bring all the coats to Indiana though and a swing dress.


I’ve been loving this Pura Vida Bowl from a local eatery called Green Sage.  If you’ve been reading for awhile, you’ve seen a lot of their stuff.  It’s my favorite.


The Pura Vida Bowl has black beans, rice, kale, sweet potato hash and two eggs!  Basically ALL my favorite things.


I really don’t drink that much, but I’ve really been enjoying an occasional Moscow Mule.  I got the stuff to make one at home, so I’ll have to let you know how that turns out.

I’m not much of a bartender so hopefully the Hubs can take the lead with that. 🙂



I’ve had cheese, crackers and apple for a dinner way more often than I care to admit lately.  The Hubs was on a business trip most of last week and I just couldn’t even get the will power to cook for myself.


Life feels very hectic right now, and this meal hits the spot.  Sadly there is no green on the plate though.


I’m still dealing with some hard times, so I’ve just been praying for the strength and grace to get through it!

My extended family had an epic-ly bad week a few weeks ago, including the death of Shon’s uncle, so I’ve also been including all of them in my prayers.  He had three kids, two are just out of college so I really feel for them.  I know how hard it is to loose a parent at a young age.

I’m hopeful our luck changes soon!  One day at a time until it does. 🙂


Thank you so much for reading today and for your kind comments.  You guys always make me smile.  Come back tomorrow for my super yummy Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash.  It’s a perfect vegetarian main course for Thanksgiving.

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday!

Your turn!

Answer one of the Currently… prompts above

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:54-04:00 November 14th, 2016|Currently..., Fun|40 Comments


  1. Betty November 29, 2016 at 4:49 am - Reply

    Thanks for your sharing.
    Love your activities. I love the dog also. Send your family full of love from me. Perfect.

  2. kimmythevegan November 21, 2016 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Oh that puppy. What a cutie pie! Training is such a huge pain, right? When we got our pup, I told the rescue under no circumstances did I want a puppy. I wanted one at least 2 years old so I didn’t have to deal with training. But… I fell in love with a 10 month old, so training I did. And lots of it. There is an end in sight! and one of the positives that I like to remember is that, when you train them fresh as pups, you get to train them the way you want. It’s a pretty big bonus =)
    I LOVE No Rain! I had almost completely forgot about that song when a local radio station played it and I surprised myself to belting along and still remembering all of the lyrics.
    I am also SUPER excited for Gilmore Girls. Yay!
    I’m sorry about what’s going on with the family. I was in University when my dad passed away and it was the most horrible thing that ever happened to me. It took me a long time to get through the grief and it still hits me pretty hard, I imagine it always will. I really feel for your family. *hugs*

    • JulieWunder November 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm - Reply

      Ohhhh we need to get back into some hard core training! She is ruling this house.
      It’s so hard to lose a parent and the pain never goes away. Hope you got through the holiday without too many hard moments.

  3. Farrah November 17, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    I only realized just today that Thanksgiving is next week, which kinda explains why everyone’s been asking me about it, ahaha. (I’ve lost all track of actual days. ._.) I’m super excited for Gilmore Girls though and am definitely planning a binge session next Sunday since that’s the only day I have off! 😛

    I love your scarf! <3

    Sending lots of love to you and your family–I'll keep you all in my prayers! <3

    • JulieWunder November 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks Farrah! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving even when working.

  4. Edye November 16, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Makena Rose is quit photogenic. I could totally see a Dog Fancy magazine career in her future 😉

  5. Rosemary November 16, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie,

    This is my first visit here.

    I can so relate to 2 things you’re currently doing…

    I’ve got 3 dogs, 1 senior (Charley) and 2 adolescents Zè (3) and Lexi (18 months). They can be a handful and the only way I can get my 2 young ones to chill for a while is by physical play (1 hour + per day) and mental stimulation (puzzles, nose work and whatever else keeps them occupied). If I don’t do these things everyday their formal training sessions go haywire!

    Also, Blind Melon – No Rain. One of my all time favorites! I heard it for the first time when I was about 16 – that’s a long time ago. But it’s on the playlist in my car – what’s a playlist without Blind Melon! I was shocked when my hubby told me not so long ago he’d never heard the song. I was like ‘are you kidding me?’ I promptly told him I had bad news… There’s a huge gap in his teenage years, I mean how can anyone NOT know this song? Anyway, I educated him and now all is well in the universe!

    Great article and I love your blog – it’s super fun to hang around here.


    • JulieWunder November 30, 2016 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Hi Rosemary! Thanks for stopping by!!! How did he not know “No Rain!” haha! Glad you educated him! 🙂 Sorry for the delay in getting back to your comment, but hope to see you back here again!

  6. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood November 15, 2016 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I CAN. NOT. WAIT. for Gilmore Girls. I am prepping by having it run on my laptop ALL DAY because, well, obviously.

  7. Kristy from Southern In Law November 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Praying for you and your family, lovely! <3

  8. [email protected] November 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Enjoyed your currently post! Prayers that the tough times will be over soon!

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks Debbie! Focus on the positive until it passes!

  9. Patricia @Sweet and Strong November 14, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    That bowl looks amazing and seriously has all of my favorite things in it too! Currently I’ve been indulging in way too much Halloween candy, I miss baking so I’m hoping I get my sweet tooth back by this weekend.

  10. Mary Beth Jackson November 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Keep smiling- prayers your way! and that puppy! How can you not smile? Love , love apple and cheese night! Of course I would add a few crackers and a glass or two of wine 🙂

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      Oh no worries!! That totally happens too 🙂 She does just make you smile.

  11. Blane Sherer November 14, 2016 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Welcome back from your trip.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Emily November 14, 2016 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I was thinking about this verse as you shared what you’re praying about: ‘Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.’ Hebrews 4:16 – God’s grace is ABUNDANT for you Julie, for His children, and we can always find grace and mercy through the Lord Jesus to help us in our infirmities. <3

    Thank you for always sharing joy even when you are tired. <3

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Such a beautiful verse. Just what I needed. xoxo

  13. Annmarie November 14, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Mmmm that Pure Vida Bowl looks amazing!!!

  14. [email protected] the Long Way Home November 14, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I hear ya on the bad news. When it rains, it pours. Time to look for the goodness in our lives, right? Like the pups!

    Have a great week!

  15. Ok would you believe that I have never seen Gilmore Girls? Am I missing something?

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      Oh yes!! It’s such a smart and witty show! Start it from the beginning on Netflix. Totally worth the time.

  16. Dan Steadman November 14, 2016 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Praying for your family….remember the Blind Melon song…as far as the prompts…wearing my Adidas black hooded jacket now that it has gotten cooler….praying for those in the path of the numerous WNC wildfires…we drove through the smoke last weekend, smell it now, and have ash falling from the sky…didn’t really care about football this weekend due to this

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      Oh I know! It’s awful! I wrote that post last week before they fires really got out of control… but they are at the top of my prayers right now.

  17. Beth Ann Chiles November 14, 2016 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness–prayers for you and your family. I love this style of blog post and know a little bit more about you now. LOVE the pics of your fur baby–adorable. Green Sage looks like my kind of place—I must look it up the next trip to Asheville. Always looking for great places to grab a bite.

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you like it! Green Sage is so good!

  18. Paula November 14, 2016 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Prayers for you & your family, just know we are all dealing with challenges so I Pray for comfort for us all.
    I’m so excited about the “Gilmore Girls” too, one of my go to shows on ROKU!
    Have a great week ?

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      Yes Paula! Prayers your way too. It seems like everyone is fighting a battle.

      • Paula November 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm - Reply

        Thank you my friend, one can never have to many Prayers!

  19. heather @Lunging Through Life November 14, 2016 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Cheese and crackers are perfect all the time, I’m convinced. I love them! Instagram stories are too hard for me to catch up on and now I’m sad I missed out on your adventure! Can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      Awww!! I actually don’t think I ended up with enough fun stuff for a post! But we did see Notre Dame and an Amish Cheese shop. PLUS the car is finally here! yay!

  20. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 14, 2016 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Sending you and the family love. So much love. And I am with you, if people don’t know that song…. #begone

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much 🙂 I really appreciate the support!

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