Currently… (September 2017)

///Currently… (September 2017)

Currently… (September 2017)

Hello! Hello!

Happy Monday everyone.  I hope you guys had a fabulous weekend.

Once a month I like to share a “Currently…” post which dives into some fun stuff that I don’t normally talk about in the blog.  I like to think of it as a chance for us to get to know each other a little better.  I hope you enjoy reading and I’d love for you to share your own currents in the comments below.

Currently I’m…


I’m actually in between books right now but this one, The Hideaway, has great reviews on Amazon and it’s in my cart!  The reviews say it’s a powerful story set in a small southern town and the author is a brilliant story teller… right up my alley.

Anybody have any great book suggestions?



I’m not sure when John Mayer became a country artist, but this song had me mesmerized when I heard it on the radio.  I looked up who sang it and was surprised to see it was John Mayer.  I’m not sure what happened, but I like it.


The Hubs and I have been totally obsessed with Bloodline over the past few weeks and just got to the last two episodes.  I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who wants to watch it in the future… but if you’ve seen it we need to talk.  I’m completely flabbergasted.  Is that a real word?  Even if it isn’t… that is what I am.

It’s also been strange to be wrapped up in a show based in the Florida Keys after what happened down there.


Asheville weather has been all over the place.  It was only in the 50’s last Monday and Tuesday but now summer is back.  I know fall is pretty much here, but I’m still in denial with wearing summer dresses.

I did get a denim jacket similar to this last spring and have been throwing it over everything on the cooler days which has been perfect.


Cozy oatmeal bowls!

I’ve been making oatmeal and topping it like a smoothie bowl with fruit, seeds, coconut and a dollop of yogurt.

I’ve also been making soup,  I created this new Crock Pot Soup and it will be publishing on the blog soon.  It’s like a vegetarian version of southwest chicken soup.  I put actual salsa in the soup… which was a downright genius move if I say so myself. 🙂

Crock Pot Southwest Vegetarian White Bean Soup recipe/ Running in a Skirt


White wine chilled in this fun wine cooler.  My friend got me this as a birthday gift and it’s perfect for keeping wine cool when you are outside.  You freeze it like an ice pack and then put it over the wine.  It’s kind of genius.  This night the Hubs and I were using our hot tub so it was nice to be able to keep the wine chilled.  It even replaces on ice bucket.  I thought you guys might like one too… so here’s the link. 🙂


This isn’t actually much of an indulgence, but since I’ve been able to run again I’ve taken the extra time to run at the Biltmore Estate a few times.

They planted an extra row of sunflowers this year, so even though we are approaching fall it still looks like full on gorgeous summer there.  It’s a bit of an indulgence to go all the way into the property just to run, but I’ve been really enjoying it.



The Wunder wedding of the century!!!  My Brother’s wedding in Asheville is coming up in late October and I’m head over heels excited.   I love these two so much and can’t wait for their big day.


So many prayers to my home state of Florida right now.  Even though I’ve been in Asheville for eons, part of me will always feel a little like a Floridian.

I have friends that live in every section of the state and it was incredible to see ALL of them scared and in the path of the storm.  So many of them had damage.  I even know people whose houses flooded.  Luckily my Dad only had a few small downed limbs and a small section of his fence to fix.  Considering part of the eye wall came right through where I grew up, it’s a miracle that’s all the happened.  He got so lucky.

As for the Keys, where I have spent a good amount of times in the past few years, my heart is broken for the amount of devastation.  This picture is right where the worst of the storm hit.   Praying especially hard for this magical section of the country.


Thank you so much for reading today and for your kind comments. 

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday & Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Your turn!

Answer one of the Currently… prompts above

By | 2017-09-15T14:57:22-04:00 September 18th, 2017|Currently..., Fun|15 Comments


  1. Lisa Ballantyne September 19, 2017 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Absolutely love the idea with the oatmeal! I’m an oatmeal fanatic!

    Along with you and so many others, my heart goes out to those devastated by the storms. The Keys have always been special to my husband and myself. Many prayers for the people there.

  2. Edye September 19, 2017 at 9:36 am - Reply

    I LOVE John Mayer’s new song! It is so pretty and I love the lyrics!! His version of “Free Fallin’ ” is one of my favorite songs ever <3

  3. Mary Ellen | VNutrition September 19, 2017 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Love that long summer dress of yours! NJ has been cold then hot again too. The humidity is really high today.

    I watched the first season of Bloodline. I wasn’t sure whether or not to keep going but if you enjoyed it, maybe we’ll give the other seasons a try!

  4. Blane Sherer September 19, 2017 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Enjoyed the Biltmore photos.
    An Asheville wedding for your brother ( sounds nice ).

  5. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West September 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Hi lady! Okay, we finished all of the seasons of Bloodline a while ago. The third season is only 10 episodes, because apparently the Florida Keys stopped giving Netflix tax credits for filming, so it got too expensive to finish off the whole season with 12. Anyways, I want that wine cooler thing … or at least I will want it when I can drink wine again! 🙂 Happy Monday!

  6. Sue Valle September 18, 2017 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Hey Julie, it’s Sue, Erica’s mom.
    I’m so excited for the wedding as well, can’t wait to see everyone together, and to meet your relatives.

    Let’s talk Bloodlines! We binged watched the 1st season, amazing!! Couldn’t wait for season 2.

    So i understand that Bloodline was pulled and they had to wrap it up, BUT, I was so disappointed. I really felt jipped!

    That’s all I have to say about Bloodline!

    See you in a few weeks❤️

    • JulieWunder September 18, 2017 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      OMG! So jipped. I talked about it for two days after it ended. lol!
      Can’t wait for the big day!

  7. heather @Lunging Through Life September 18, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Love seeing what you’re up to and think it’s so funny how you could tell they planted an extra row of flowers! I am currently reading Low Pressure, currently indulging in too many sugary snacks that need to be reigned in, and praying for Houston and Florida!

  8. Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs September 18, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I’m so excited that it’s finally soup time! Your crock pot soup looks amazing. I can’t wait for the recipe!

  9. Dan Steadman September 18, 2017 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Praying for a friend who is on their way home from Nigeria when they werer robbed on the way to the airport

  10. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real September 18, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

    I need a wine cooler like that one! It would be so helpful for a hot day. A book I read recently that’s a good read is “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.

  11. [email protected] September 18, 2017 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Those oatmeal bowls look tasty. A book i am currently reading or should i say listening to is fitness junkie. Its pretty entertaining.

  12. Yay for returning to running best time of year for it. I’m very excited for the return of soup season too

  13. Emily @ Pizza @ Pull-Ups September 18, 2017 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing! I will have to check out Bloodline. I need a new show. Hope you have a great day!

  14. Mary Jean Henson September 18, 2017 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy this part of your blog. Like you, I have friends and family who suffered damage from the recent hurricane.
    My prayers continue for all.
    I so hate that the damage to the Keys was so terrible. We had plans to spend Thanksgiving there.
    Glad you are running again!

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