Currently… (September 2016)

///Currently… (September 2016)

Currently… (September 2016)

Hi friends!

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I hope y’all had a good weekend.  Mine was a whirlwind!  One of the highlights was going to a gala last night at the Grove Park Inn.  I shared a few photos on my Instagram and Instagram Stories , if you are interested.  A couple of you asked about the dress… it was from White House Black Market.

Now for some fun! It’s time for a series I like to call Currently…

Currently I’m…


I’ve been back on a magazine kick lately.  Somehow my stack piled up again.  I have Southern Living, Runners World, Family Circle, Women’s Day, All Recipes and Guideposts!  I may or may not have a magazine subscription problem.  That is still up to debate.

I’m hoping to plow through these soon and find a cozy book for fall.



I could listen to this song all day.  Love it!


SOOOOO… we finished ALL of House of Cards.  (Maybe this is why I don’t have a book I’m reading- haha?)  We watched the last episode this weekend and I can’t believe it ended like that!  So dark.  Both the Hubs and I really enjoyed the show and got completely HOOKED.  I’m kind of excited that it’s not completely over and another season is coming out, but I wish I could watch it now.  It looks like it might not be until Spring of NEXT year until I get a new season.  That’s a long to wait!

Up next is the new season of Narcos!  The first season was one of the first things we watched when we finally got Netflix last year.  Once again it’s a little dark, but I do enjoy TV based on history.

Image result for narcos season 2


I guess I’m protesting fall because I’m still rocking my flipflops.  The first week of September was super hot in the mountains (even hotter than parts of actual summer,) so I haven’t had to change my shoes yet.  I know rainbow flip flops aren’t as cool as they once were, but I feel like they might always be part of my summer uniform.

And yes, that appears to be a running socks tan. doh!

flip flops


It’s not really cold enough, but I’ve been craving soups lately for some reason.  I made a big batch of my EASY Crock Pot Vegetable Soup and I’ve been eating off that.  So good!  The recipe is coming up soon.  You guys will love it.

Easy Crock Pot Vegetable Soup - vegetarian & vegan!


After a summer of not drinking much hot tea in the evenings, I’m back on my Sleepytime tea kick.  In an Aloha mug, no less.

sleepytime tea


I normally go the food route with this one, but the first thing that came to my mind with indulgences is my new little camera!

sony camera

Instead of getting little presents this year for my Birthday, I asked for one big thing from everyone and I got it.  The hubs and I bought the rest of it as an investment in the blog.  This baby was a bit of a splurge, but I am so excited to have it.  I’ve been wanting it for over a year!

I still LOVE my DSLR, but this camera will be great for travel that doesn’t lend itself to a giant camera and everyday stuff like photos for weekend roundups.  It even has wi-fi to go directly to social media.  Apparently the photo quality is just as good as the big camera!  I can’t wait to start using it.  Hopefully these will be some of the last iphone pics your see on the blog!


Ohhh guys.  Sorry to dump all this on your  guys, but my prayers have been full and my heart has been heavy.

I shared a sad and heavy story last week about one of my friends losing his son.  I’m still praying for him.

On top of that in the past few weeks I’ve found out my grandparents in Ohio AND my grandmother, Bea in Chattanooga are moving to assisted living facilities.  No one is particularly happy about it and it makes me so sad.  Both of the houses are being sold quickly.  I feel terrible for them.  It’s so strange that it’s happening all at once and it has been a lot for me to digest.  I’ve been praying for my family to find some peace with the move and the decision.  I’m hoping once the dust settles everyone will actually be happier.

Also my dear friend and fellow blogger, Susanna recently lost her Mom.  I know how hard it is, so I’ve been praying for her as well.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Come back tomorrow for a new fall themed overnight oats recipe.

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday!


Your turn!

Answer one of the Currently… prompts above.

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:56-04:00 September 12th, 2016|Currently..., Fun|22 Comments


  1. Edye September 13, 2016 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I love reading magazines! I have so many lying around in my bedroom that are unread. Between school, blogging, and life in general; I haven’t had time for Instyle or Tenn Vouge! What a shame ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • JulieWunder September 14, 2016 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      I know! Mine are stacking up. Where did I used to find the time????

  2. kimmythevegan September 12, 2016 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Ah my mom loves Women’s World =) She’s been reading that for as long as I can remember.
    I’m totally protesting fall too. I will until spring haha ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’ve had a few people tell me to check out House of Cards, but I haven’t got into yet, maybe I should just wait until it’s completely over and then watch it. I’m so bad with waiting in between seasons.
    That soup looks so good! I can’t wait for the recipe =)
    Your new camera is super cute!
    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandparents, that is really tough. It’s never easy to have a family member go to assisted living as it just reinforces they are older and need more care and help. *hugs* Hopefully the transition will go smoothly for all.

    • JulieWunder September 14, 2016 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! It is hard, but hopefully will work out.
      Sounds like we feel the same way about seasons. I love the warm weather!
      Hope you are having a good week.

  3. Runaway Bridal Planner September 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Its always hard when grandparents move to assisted living. I remember when mine went, although it was the best choice since one had demensia. I’ll never forget my grandpa when I would come to visit. He’d grab me and try to talk me into helping him escape, he had the route all planned out and everything. I never knew what to say, but I would pretend I would and then when I left without him I always felt bad. But he was able to have someone watch him 24/7 and it was a good choice.
    One of my old neighbors jus entered one and she thought it would be miserable, but she’s had nothing but great experiences and loves the new friends she has made there. So hopefully yours will have great experiences too!
    I’m still in flipflops too, but it’s still hitting 100 each day so there is no way I am switching from sandals yet, LOL

    • JulieWunder September 14, 2016 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      I’m hoping my Grandparents will be happier too. They are social people, so hopefully it will work out. Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. Kristy from Southern In Law September 12, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Sooo, don’t worry about your sock tan because I still have the weirdest tan line in the world from our NZ trip earlier this year. I spent the day hiking in leggings and sneakers not realising that I hadn’t put sunscreen on the 1 1/2 inches of skin showing between where my leggings stopped and socks started and I have these two bands of tanned skin on my ankles. It looks SO odd and I can’t manage to get them to go away haha!

    • JulieWunder September 22, 2016 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Bahhhhhh! Now that’s bad!!! I’ll take funny tan lines because it most likely means you had an adventure ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. [email protected] September 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I haven’t read any magazines in ever. I used to have a few subscription but I never ended up reading them. I have been so busy at work this summer that I wasn’t able to read alot of books either. Now that it has died down a bit I hope to dust a few off my shelf to read. I love tea in the evenings too. So relaxing.

  6. Emily September 12, 2016 at 9:52 am - Reply

    <3 So thankful for your compassionate heart and the way that you are continually sharing prayer requests with us. <3

    Flip flop weather is hard to let go; it's not quite fall weather here yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Blane Sherer September 12, 2016 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I hope all goes well with your new camera.
    I trust we will soon be seeing the results from it.
    My family celebrated my grandson’s 2nd birthday
    on Sunday. It was very nice. Time flies. My daughters
    and I will take him to the Fair this coming weekend.
    We are looking forward to that ( smile ).

    • JulieWunder September 14, 2016 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      Time does fly! Hope you guys have fun at the fair!

  8. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood September 12, 2016 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Grandparents getting older is so hard. My dad’s mom has recently put his childhood home on the market and it’s been bittersweet. So many memories there, but it’s not reasonable for a 90 year old woman to live alone. She’s such a beast, though – has battled and beat both breast and lung cancer and literally nonchalantly called my dad on Thursday to tell him she was getting a heart catheter in THAT day.

    • JulieWunder September 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      Hi Morgan! Your Grandmother sounds awesome! All of my grandparents made it past 90 too at home. Impressive folks!

  9. Paula Fox September 12, 2016 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Ha!! I’m a hard core “flip flopper” year round when possiable! Especially around the house!! Can’t wait for the soup recipe!

    • JulieWunder September 14, 2016 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      Oh yes! Wearing flip flops is happiness for me!

  10. Dan Steadman September 12, 2016 at 8:28 am - Reply

    love Sleepytime tea, if I am over stressed or sick, it is grreat….also, we enjoyed the Bearwallow Mtn hike on Labor Day…and the boys enjoyed seeing the cows

    Eating: discovered the Hub City Coop has a take out lunch buffet prepared there of food (clean, healthy, mostly organic), that is $7.99 a pound, by 5 and get one free…so yes lunch at around $5 is possible…love local food

    • JulieWunder September 14, 2016 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      Isn’t that a cool little hike?? Glad you got to do it. I have another new hike idea coming up Monday. Local food really is the best!

  11. Susie @ Suzlyfe September 12, 2016 at 6:46 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear about Susanna’s mom. That is just heartbreaking. But it seems that you have plenty of great stuff that you are loving! I love me a running sock tan, you know that!

    • JulieWunder September 14, 2016 at 8:26 pm - Reply

      Thanks Susie! So hard!!!
      Hope you are having a good week with that puppy!

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