Labor Day Weekend 2017 Happenings

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Labor Day Weekend 2017 Happenings

Hello! Hello!

I hope you all had a delightful Labor Day weekend!  I spent mine catching up on house stuff (still so behind from breaking my elbow) and spending as much time outside as possible.

The Hubs work picked up again (tax extension deadlines are coming up) so he worked much of the weekend, but we still got to do a few fun things.  As I’m editing the pictures for this post I’m realizing most of the things we did involved food… but I guess that’s what we were in the mood for!  It was nice to have a weekend with a few indulgences.


Saturday started off slow.  After a busy week I was dragging and I gave myself most of the morning to lounge and catch up on some rest.  The Hubs was working so I ended up going to the mall and picking up a few things I needed.  Our original plans were to go out downtown and have a big night out, but by the time I came back home I wasn’t feeling well so we decided to have a casual dinner instead.

We enjoyed pizza and garlic knots from our favorite pizza place, Fahrenheit Pizza.

They make authentic New York pizza and it is so good.  After eating pizza we went back home to watch the Gators game and some Netflix.   Couch time was just what the doctor ordered.


Sunday morning I was relieved to wake up and feel better.  I was a little worried I had caught a cold or something, but I felt fine when I woke up.  Sometimes it’s best to give your body the rest it needs.

Since I felt back to normal the Hubs made us raspberry pancakes!

After breakfast I worked out (elliptical- still can’t run or do much) and did some housework while the Hubs worked.  I also went to the store and picked up a few things for some new fall recipes I’m creating this week.  I have a new Crock Pot recipes, apple AND pumpkin goodness coming your way this month.

After the Hubs finished working we went to Hendersonville to visit a local winery.  The apples are in full bloom!

We’re big fans of both of the wineries in Hendersonville, but we picked Burnshirt for the afternoon.

They have a food truck where we ordered a cheese plate to share.

After spending a few hours listening to live music we stopped by our local Wild Wings and picked up dinner.  Ours has a pretty lake view, which is nice for a change since there aren’t really any other waterfront restaurants in Asheville.  I’ve got to be honest with you though, I’m still looking for something I like on the menu.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a vegetarian?  Maybe it’s just a lost cause!


Monday I did a few things for the blog, worked out and met the Hubs in town for lunch at Mamacitas.  I added kale to their Huevos Rancheros and ended up with this HUGE plate of food.  There’s black beans, plantains and eggs in there too.

I spent the rest of the day working around the house including pulling some stuff out of my garden and boring laundry.

Luckily I had this cutie to keep me company.

Her selfie game is on point!  Every time I went to click to camera she tilted her head like this.  So funny.

Once I finish this up and the Hubs gets home from work we are going to go for a long walk/hike with Makena and use our hot tub, which sadly has been not been used nearly all summer.

As I’m finishing this up I’m realizing I didn’t do much in terms of traditional Labor Day stuff, but after a crazy summer it was really nice to have just a regular ole’ weekend at home.  I hope yours was just as nice.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I’m sharing more about an Asheville race that you have to run!

Your turn!

What did you do this weekend?

By | 2017-09-05T08:10:18-04:00 September 5th, 2017|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun, Holidays / Decor|24 Comments


  1. Lisa Ballantyne September 6, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Sounds like your Labor Day holiday was lovely, Julie! We chose to take it easy and stay off the roads for the duration, simply enjoying a quiet weekend at home while others were fighting the traffic.

    So glad to hear that your injury is healing so nicely!www.

    • Lisa Ballantyne September 6, 2017 at 10:11 am - Reply

      Oops, apologies for the stray partial link to my blog entry! Don’t know what happened there! Guess I’m just guilty of being human, but then again aren’t we all?!?

  2. Emily Swanson September 6, 2017 at 9:57 am - Reply

    The apples look sooo perfect there, and I love quiet nights at home. It looks like you had a delightful dinner together.

  3. Lisa Ballantyne September 6, 2017 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Rest and relaxation were the key for us over the long weekend. I always avoid driving in holiday weekend traffic if at all possible and since we own our own business, we choose to close over the major holidays so that allows extra time to just enjoy the fine art of doing nothing!

    So happy to see that you are nicely recovering from the broken elbow!

  4. Suzie @ Suzlyfe September 6, 2017 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Sucha delightful weekend. And Maken is totally hamming it up for the camera–hilarious!
    I want the pretzels from that cheese plate. Is that weird?? Don’t answer that.

    • JulieWunder September 10, 2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

      She is soooo funny! Not really- I ate those first! lol!

  5. [email protected] the Long Way Home September 5, 2017 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Makena is posing! Hilarious! Cocoa is a little camera shy. Hard to believe, with her big personality. Aren’t they fun?

    • JulieWunder September 10, 2017 at 10:45 am - Reply

      So much fun! She’s finally calmed down just enough to not drive me crazy all the time! lol! She is soooo funny!

  6. [email protected] September 5, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Glad you had some rest time and are feeling better! Have a great week ahead!

  7. Ok now I want those garlic pizza knots!

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Sooo good!!! I didn’t realize how bad we ate until I went though all the photos though! lol! oh well!

  8. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups September 5, 2017 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Sounds like a nice weekend! We did some BBQing but also had a pretty relaxed weekend, it was really nice.

  9. Jaime September 5, 2017 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Your weekend sounds great! We tried to stick close to home since both kids have colds (and the older one now has an ear infection.) We went to the Humane Society shelter on Saturday and my mom adopted a dog! (We needed to make sure whichever dog “spoke” to her also got along with kids.) Oh we did go to a Tourists game Sunday night, and I worked Monday. I can’t wait to hear about the race I HAVE to run! 🙂

  10. Paula September 5, 2017 at 8:13 am - Reply

    We had a cookout with family… went to our friends apple ???? orchard , got my favorite Mutsu for eating & making my crockpot apple butter!
    Makes the house smell wonderful!

  11. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real September 5, 2017 at 8:02 am - Reply

    This weekend I had a quick 48 hour trip to my grandparents house for my grandpa’s 80th birthday party. It was fun but I’m exhausted right now. Have a great day!

  12. Shelley Marcy September 5, 2017 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Oh think of the fun we could have if we all sent our selfie photos with our pets! I have a great photo bomb with one of my goats! Love your photo! She has really gotten beautiful as she’s matured. Our Labor Day was much like yours. We spent it here at home, enjoying the time together and the gorgeous weather God blessed us with. Sometimes simple is good!

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2017 at 8:38 am - Reply

      That would be fun! Glad you had a good weekend.

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