October Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

///October Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

October Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

With October almost over, it’s time for another blog and life update!

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October Recap

It’s been a solid month for Running in a Skirt.  I think (fingers crossed) that I’ve worked through the worst of the issues with the site redo.  It should be working a little smoother for you these days.  Please let me know if you are still having issues with it running uber slow.

Now that it seems to be running a bit better, I’m looking forward expanding this community more.

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve decided to start a linkup along with this post every month!  It will be a called The Wunderful, Best of the Blogs Linkup and you can linkup either any of your favorite or top viewed post of the month from your blog OR a monthly wrap up post similar to mine! I’m so excited and I hope you will join me.  The linkup will be on the last weekday of the month… which puts the first one on November 30th!  The Wunderful Best of the Blogs Linkup- linkup your Top Posts of the Month recap OR your favorite post of the month! Last weekday of the month on Running in a Skirt!

For non-blogger readers this will be a great way to explore new blogs and see the best posts of the month from this community all in one place!

So without further ado, here is my monthly Running in a Skirt wrap up.

October’s Top 5 Posts

Top Food Post

5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower- I didn’t think this would be popular at all, but I was totally wrong! Love it when that happens.

Don't let potatoes have all the fun! Try my Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower recipe! / Running in a Skirt

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Pumpkin BreadI’m glad I took my time to get this one right because it is soooooo moist and delish!

Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips! No oil and mostly whole wheat flour!/ Running in a Skirt


Top Fashion Post

Black and White Maxi SkirtI love this look!  I’m so glad you guys did too.

Fashion Friday - Black and White Maxi Skirt with green accents / Running in a Skirt

Denim Shirt with Black and White SkirtI love the fresh fall look with pieces I already had in my closet!

Black and White Skirt with Denim Shirt - cute way to mix up closet staples/ Running in a Skirt

Top Fitness Post

Back to the Gym Dumbell Workout!Thank for supporting this sponsored post guys!

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Running Mistakes I’ve Made (So You Don’t Have To) I wasn’t sure if anyone would like this one, but it ended up working out really well!

5 Running Mistakes I've Made (So You Don't Have To) - Fresh running advice from a girls who's made them all!! / Running in a Skirt

Highest Viewed New Post

Cajun Shrimp BurgersThis is hands down one of the yummiest things I’ve made in awhile.  Plus I loved sharing some of my travel tips! 

Cajun Shrimp Burgers recipe inspired by Redfish Hilton Head Island! Tender, tasty and easy to make! / Running in a Skirt

Charleston Day TripIt makes my heart happy to share my travel and aviation adventures!  Thanks for reading!

Perfect Charleston Day Trips- Southern brunch, shopping, exploring historic areas, oysters and dessert on the rooftop bar! / Running in a Skirt

 Highest Viewed Flashback Post

No Noodle Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna- I wish I knew who shared this one, because it went crazy one week!  If it was you… THANK YOU! It ended up being the highest overall post for the month.  If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it.

no noodle vegetarian zucchini lasagna pin

Award Winning Vegetarian Chili (Crock Pot!)This was literally the first food post on Running in a Skirt and it makes the rounds on Pinterest each fall.  The pictures are terrible, but I love the legs it has.  It is a tried and true family favorite that won a chili cook-off against meat competitors.  If you haven’t made it yet, I highly recommend it.

Award Winning Vegetarian Chili- made in crock pot & won a chili cook-off with meat contestants!/ Running in a Skirt

That wraps up October.  I want to thank you again for your continued support.  Without this amazing community, none of this would be possible. See you Monday.  I’ll be sharing some healthy life hacks that I keep in my purse!

I’m linking up with Deborah for the Ultimate Coffee Date, Fashion Friday with Nicole and Jill for Fitness Friday. Thanks for the linkup party!

Your turn!

Bloggers- What is your top post of the month? Will you join me in the linkup?

What has been the highlight of your October?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:07-04:00 October 30th, 2015|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|25 Comments


  1. My marathon recap and associated post blew everything else I wrote out of the water! I’m looking forward to your link up! And more recipes!

  2. Farrah November 1, 2015 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that it’s already November. (WHAT IS THIS!?) I’m looking forward to having my kitchen back at some point so that I can try making those delicious recipes! *-*

    Super excited about your new linkup though–sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun, and a great way to check out posts that I’ve missed throughout the month! 😛

  3. Walter Wright November 1, 2015 at 11:14 am - Reply

    An great month Julie, my birthday month, I personally enjoy everything you do, and try to follow your blog everyday ,why would I ever want to miss your smile . Happy Novembe =) .

  4. [email protected] October 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    I always enjoy your posts, Julie! I am looking forward to trying to join your linkup on November 30th. I’m new to this blogging thing so I’ll be learning as I go how to do the linkup!! Thanks for the opportunity! Hope you have a fun time on Halloween with your goddaughter!!

    • JulieWunder November 3, 2015 at 11:00 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you’ll join me!!! It’s really easy! You will just have to follow the prompts to put your link on it– pretty simple.

  5. Andrea October 31, 2015 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Hopefully I remember about the linkup- I’m bad at that 🙂 My most popular post this month is an old one from last year about the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, Oregon. It was the exterior shot for The Shining- I assume it is something people search for around Halloween. http://andreaonvacation.com/oregon-roadtrip-mt-hood-timberline-lodge/

    • JulieWunder November 3, 2015 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      haha! Isn’t it funny how that works! I hope you’ll join us!

  6. Mary Beth Jackson October 31, 2015 at 5:26 am - Reply

    The new link up sounds fun, I am putting it on my calendar! Looks like a great month for you! It has been a fun running month for me and I am finishing it with a 10K this morning! Have a great weekend! Happy Halloween!

    • JulieWunder November 3, 2015 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks MB! Thanks for putting it on your calendar!

  7. jill conyers October 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Great content Julie!

  8. Nicole @ Fitful Focus October 30, 2015 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    You had some exceptionally good recipes this month 🙂 – excited for the new link up!

  9. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Your recipes this month have been fantastic! And I’ve loved following along on your and the hub’s flying adventures! I can’t wait to see what Nov brings for you!

    • JulieWunder November 3, 2015 at 10:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks Susie! I hope it’s a good month. I hope you’ll consider joining the linkup!

  10. Cayanne Marcus October 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to join this link up! What a fun idea and great way to introduce lots of ideas and recipes at once

  11. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets October 30, 2015 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed reading your posts this month. Very cool idea for a linkup – looking forward to checking it out! Have a great weekend!

    • JulieWunder November 3, 2015 at 10:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks Janelle! I hope you’ll join me next month!

  12. Blane Sherer October 30, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Seems like it has been another Wunderful month for you !
    I hope all goes well with your goddaughter for Halloween.
    I will be celebrating Halloween with my daughter and
    grandson in charlotte.

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Thank you Blane. I hope it goes well too. Have a great Halloween with your beautiful daughter.

  13. Libby Haire October 30, 2015 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Good morning, Julie,
    It has been a good mom th for you!
    Hope you have a “Wunder-ful” time for Hallowe’en. And a nice remainder of the weekend as well. In the Methodist church on the first Sunday in November we remember our family and friends whom we have lost this year as well as those we lost before. It is a nice way to memorialize our loved ones.
    Best wishes to you and The Hubs as you begin prep for Thanksgiving. Will you be hosting again this year?
    -Libby, here in Seneca, SC.

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Hi Libby! That event sounds really nice. Great way to honor those we’ve lost. We are hosting Thanksgiving this year and I can’t wait! Have a great weekend.

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