Hello October… Weekend Photo Dump

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Hello October… Weekend Photo Dump

Hi everyone!

How was your weekend?  Mine was good, albiet not too crazy.  After being out of town so much recently it was nice to spend some time at home.

To be perfectly honest, I might have planned a photo dump today just so I could have an excuse to share more puppy pictures with you.  #NOSHAME


I normally share weekend photo dumps when I’m expecting to do something exciting, but this is more of a run of the mill weekend, which is nice too.

So without further ado… here we go!


After a week of not leaving the house much because of Makena Rose, the Hubs and I were itching to go out to a nice dinner!  We felt awful about crating her, but knew she’d be ok.

We went to Tupelo Honey.  They still had a summer based menu out, which I though was a little odd, but I still really enjoyed this Tomato and Burrata Salad.


For dinner I had the scallops with kale and farro.  They were delish.  I was so hungry I forgot to take a photo! haha!

But I made up with it with dessert.  This is their new s’mores cake.  It was pretty tasty!



The Hubs had to work Saturday, so I was on puppy patrol.  After doing some yoga, getting my wild duo fed, calmed down and crated I went out to Target for some supplies.  Of course that included a pink doggy puffer jacket and avocados.  Priorities, peeps!


I also got the Hubs a new beer.


I stopped by Marshall’s and picked up some new dog toys.  The vet suggested having two sets and trading them out after a few weeks.  Seemed like a good idea, so I got her more goods!  They had really good prices on pet toys if anyone is looking.


I didn’t stay out long and spent the rest of the day at home with the dogs.  I made a big Crock Pot of my Award Winning Vegetarian Chili and some of our good friends came over for dinner to meet the puppy.


Their kids played with Makena Rose and we all had a great time around our fire pit.


I even busted out the s’mores basket for the first time since spring.


Poor Makena Rose though!  The impromptu party tuckered her out.  She seems to be full speed ahead or completely zonked out!



Sunday started off with pancakes!  I’ve been working on an awesome greek yogurt and apple pancake recipe.  It’s not quite right yet, but I’m hoping to nail it next time to share it with you.  It’s so close!


I played with the dogs awhile until it was nap time again.


Poor Rhett wants NOTHING to do with the chaos.


After everyone was settled again, I got some blog work done.  I was so behind on responding to comments so I spent a few hours catching up.  I am so grateful for each of you who comment and I try to reply back to everyone.


When I was done I went outside to see this!  Be-still my heart!!!  A boy and his dog. 🙂   Reina and the Hubs used to spend entire days outside tinkering around the yard and it’s just not been the same since we lost her.  Makena Rose is quickly filling those shoes.


This little princess went from being afraid of the grass last weekend to running around like a wild dog this weekend.  She had the best day.


She might have played a little too hard!  Who’s going to break it to her that she will not be able to fit under this chair for much longer? 🙁


The Hubs and I snuck out for a mid-afternoon meal at Farm Burger.  They had special homemade chips.


And I got their vegan burger!  I added feta… so technically it wasn’t vegan… but the patty itself is.  It’s soooo good guys.  If you are local I highly recommend it.


We came back and walked off the burger!  Makena Rose actually got carried nearly the entire way, but we’re hoping she gets the hang of this whole leash thing soon.  Family walks our my fav.


As I’m writing this it’s closing in on six and I’m hoping to have a nice calm Sunday evening watching a movie on couch!  <— My favorite way to spend a Sunday evening.  Hopefully the puppy will like that idea too!

I hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Come back tomorrow for Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats!

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday!

Your turn!

Tell me one good thing that happened to you this weekend?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:56-04:00 October 3rd, 2016|Asheville / WNC Living, Friends & Family, Fun, Rhett|45 Comments


  1. kimmythevegan October 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    I seriously cannot get over how cute your puppy is! She is just so stinking cute!!!
    Oh that smores cake. I’m seriously eyeing that up. Damn.
    The puppy jacket is completely adorable. And I didn’t know Marshalls had good prices on pup toys, guess I’ll head on out there for mine next week =)

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Oh yes!! You can find stuff at Marshalls, TGMaxx and Ross!

  2. Andrea October 6, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    We have an 8 year old boxer with similar coloring. You are in for a bundle of energy for a while 🙂 Makena Rose is sooooo cute!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks Andrea! Yes, when she’s ON… watch out!! haha!!! I’m going to train her to run with me when she’s old enough. I’m hoping that will help take the edge off.

  3. Kristy from Southern In Law October 5, 2016 at 4:28 am - Reply

    How cute is that puppy vest – and how cute is your girl!??!?! It looks like you’re all smitten! <3

  4. Edye October 4, 2016 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Your new puppy is too cute! Looks like a fabulous weekend 🙂

  5. Jeff October 3, 2016 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Your new puppy is beautiful.. I missed what kind of baby she is ?? I hope your older baby adjusting well with the new family member..thinking about getting a new one also to go with my older one ..

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Jeff! She’s a boxer like our Reina was. They are just starting to do a little better together. It’s going to be a process but hopefully will end up as friends.

  6. [email protected] October 3, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Such a wonderful weekend, Julie! So sorry I didn’t link to the “Best of the Blogs” linkup. I think this is th first one I’ve missed! I joined facebook and have been busy trying to figure it out! I know….that sounds really “old school” but to me it’s brand new. So no time for linkups. I’ll be sure to catch it next time, though! Loving the pics of the new puppy and, of course, Rhett!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Debbie! Ohhh the facebook vortex! It can be all time consuming. Hope you’ve figured it out! Hope to see you back next month for Best of Blogs, but I totally understand.

  7. Nicole @ Fitful Focus October 3, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    That burger. That puppy! Can I have your life? K thanks!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      Haha! I always wanted to live in New York for a year. How about we trade for a weekend- haha!

  8. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood October 3, 2016 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Your pup is SO STINKIN CUTE. I cannot even. When I first got Coop, I bought so many toys at Marshalls/TJ Maxx, but he cannot be trusted with toys – he has literally untied and eaten the most durable rope toys, leather toys, rubber toys… doesn’t matter. He can only have bones hhahah

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      Haha! We’ll probably be there in a month! She’s crazy!!

  9. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy October 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I am so jealous of your fire pit. I would love one of those in our garden.

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      Hi Dannii! We added that a few years ago and we love it too. Worth every penny!

  10. Blane Sherer October 3, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Super cute puppy ( smile ).
    Glad you enjoyed your weekend.
    Mine was nice. Spent some time
    with my daughter and grandson.
    Loving the Fall weather !

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      Yay! It is so pretty! Hope you are having a good weekend.

  11. [email protected] October 3, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Sounds like a great wkend. No need for a reason to share more pics of the cute pup. Your dinner and dessert looks so good.

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      Ok! Seems to be the consensus! More puppy pictures!

  12. Paula Fox October 3, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Adorable!! Luvv Makena & the seniors like Rhett. as I have a senior too!!
    Will deffinately have to give Farm Burger a try looks delic! Abd your Veggie soup!
    Blessings to all

  13. Emily October 3, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Usually when they’re little we carry them more, but I think it helps with the sweet bonding time. I love the picture of your husband and her hanging out together. It sounds like she is so loved. 🙂 And our dogs go through toys so quickly, so it’s a really good idea to rotate through them.

  14. Patricia @Sweet and Strong October 3, 2016 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Omg the pics of Makena Rose sleeping are so adorable! What a great weekend of friends and family time and yummy food! I love walking the dog with my hubs Sunday nights after dinner.

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks Patricia! We had a great weekend. She’s still learning about walks, but I can’t wait until she gets it and we can just go!!!

  15. Makena Rose is so cute! How big do you think she’ll get? My pup is done growing, thankfully, but she is so bad. She’s been chewing shoes. No matter how much I put them away, she finds them. She’s ruined 2 pairs of boots of mine. Grrrr. This morning I caught her trying to pull shoes out of the shelves where I keep them.

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks Wendy! She’s a boxer and should get between 50-60, like our boxer Reina. She was the smallest in the litter and females are normally smaller, so I’m hoping closer to 50 but I guess you take what you get at this point! haha! She’s chewing everything too. Hasn’t destroyed anything yet… but I know it’s coming. yikes! We should trade puppy war stories. I’m going to trade Makena to run with me!!!! So excited.

  16. Always love your photos! I am just starting to pull out the crock pot and look forward to creating lots of goodness with it. have a great week

  17. Annmarie October 3, 2016 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh- she is just adorable! If you lived closer I might actually steal her 😉

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      Haha! You could BORROW her anytime you want! Your girls would have a fit. She’s just their size for now.

  18. Dan Steadman October 3, 2016 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Wow…looks like a great weekend…how did your husband like the beer? Looking to expand my pallet of craft beer…and see that one in the Ingles occasionally…good thing from the weekend? With the (finally) cooler weather, my wife got new cushions for the outdoor chairs so me and the boys enjoyed dinner Friday and Saturday (while the wife worked) outside!!! Of course now the boys expect it!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      Hi Dan! He liked it! He’s a big fan of Highland, Sierra Nevada, Green Man. One of his fav subjects- haha. Glad you had a good weekend too.

      • Dan Steadman October 10, 2016 at 8:34 am - Reply

        me too!! Love St. Terese’s Pale Ale…also a fan of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale….and the Draught Pale Ale you can only get at the Brewery…also Palmetto Pale Ale from Palmetto Brewing…I am South Carolinian after all

  19. Shelley Marcy October 3, 2016 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Julie, so happy you guys are enjoying your new addition. I know it might seem overwhelming to Rhett, but there is enjoyment for an old dog in just watching a puppy wear herself out. You have brought life back into the “pack”. Now let’s talk about that pink coat you bought….it won’t fit her long….so remember all our critters at the Friends for Life Forever Farm when she outgrows it! We love hand-me-downs?

    • JulieWunder October 3, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Hi Shelly!!! YES! She will outgrow all this stuff and it’s yours. 🙂

  20. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 3, 2016 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Awesome weekend. From the food to the pupster! She is freaking adorable. We took Ridley to the dog park on Sunday and it was hilarious watching her try to figure everythin out!g

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      OMG! We really should have a puppy play date. They can wear each other out! haha!!! You have to go look at my instastories today. They are currently BOTH sleeping next to me almost touching while I”m doing comments. First time we’ve had doggy peace in the house in two weeks! haha!

  21. Mary Jean Henson October 3, 2016 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Sounds like you had a perfect fall weekend! Love your new fur baby?

  22. Mary Beth Jackson October 3, 2016 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Nice weekend! That puppy is too cute and looks like she is blending in with her new family nicely!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Yes! She’s a handful, but starting to get it! We love her already.

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