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Summer Living – Weekend Photo Dump

Hi everyone!

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How was your weekend?  Mine was so wonderful I thought I’d take you along photo dump style!  Here we gooooo…..


Friday the Hubs and I had much-awaited reservations at Limones!  It’s always been one of my favorite restaurants in Asheville, but in the past few years it’s been REALLY hard to get a reservation. We snagged a Friday night slot about a month ago and finally got a chance to eat there again.

The evening started out with a Coconut Margarita…

Yes, it was amazing!

Limones Coconut Margarita

Then we shared a Ceviche sampler.

Limones Ceviche Sampler

For my entree I had the goat cheese and mushroom stuffed pepper.

Limones Stuffed Pepper

It was soooo good!

I wanted to walk around downtown and take in all the crazy sights, but it started raining so we went home.  It’s been so dry here for much of the summer though, so I’m happy for any rain we can get!


Saturday started off slow.  I skipped my run (AGAIN) because my feet have been hurting me and I’ve been trying to give them a little breather.  Instead I worked on the blog and did some gardening!

Look what I found!  Holy moly.  This was a baby zucchini a few days ago and it exploded on me!  If you’ve been a long time blog reader, you may remember a few years ago when I grew one probably twice as large.


Giant Zuchini

My patty pan squash were also ready to bust!

Giant Patty Pan Squash

I decided to do a big harvest and pulled all of this out of my little garden.  The Hubs and I will be eating well this week.  I’ve pulled out some things here and there, but this is by far my biggest harvest so far this year.

July 2016 Garden Harvest

In the afternoon we went to Burntshirt Vineyards.

I’ve been on a kick to explore our “backyard” a little more.  I’ve been searching the area like I was a tourist and finding things to do that we haven’t tried yet.  So far it has worked out so well and I’ve found some really fun places close to home.

Burntshirt Vineyards was such a pleasant surprise!  Look at these views.

Burntshirt Vineyards view

They recently expanded their tasting area to include an outside deck.  They even had live music!  We did a tasting and the wine is absolutely delightful.  I was so impressed by the whole experience.  I feel so lucky to live in a area with so much cool stuff to do.

Breaking out of your routine totally pays off sometimes.

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The Hubs and I even got our own private tour of the area where they make the wine.  This is a batch the winemaker is cooling.

Burntshirt Vineyards

And here are several batches in oak barrels!  The winery is relatively new, and the winemaker is really excited about his upcoming product.  I really enjoy speaking to anyone who is passionate about what they do.  It’s so inspiring.

The Hubs and I are looking forward to going back and see how the wine evolves over time.

Burntshirt Vineyards (2)

For dinner we stopped by West First in Hendersonville.  It was also really, really tasty!

West First Pizza


Sunday we put on our Sunday best for church!

Evelyn's Baptism

Evelyn, Marilyn’s baby, was being baptized!  She is so adorable and did so well during the service.

I feel like I was just writing about her baby shower.  She’s growing so quickly!

Evelyn's Baby Baptism

After the service we spent the afternoon celebrating with her family.  What a perfect day!

Now it’s late Sunday and I’m getting ready to watch a movie on the TV with the Hubs.  We don’t go out to movies much, but do really enjoy watching one at home of the weekends.

I hope y’all had a great weekend too.


Coming up this week on Running in a Skirt!

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Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope to see you back here tomorrow.


I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday.


Your turn!

How was your weekend?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:59-04:00 July 11th, 2016|Asheville / WNC Living, Friends & Family, Fun|26 Comments


  1. Farrah July 13, 2016 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    …Yep. I need to go back to Asheville. 😛 So much good food to be had!

    I hope your feet feel better soon! I’m glad you got a lot of productivity in though with your garden and your blog! I hope to have a garden someday! :]

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

      I’m sure you will have a gorgeous garden one day!

  2. Runaway Bridal Planner July 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    So fun, love all the pictures!
    I’m really regretting not planting a garden this year, enjoy those fresh veggies!

    • JulieWunder July 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I love the fresh veggies. You’ll have to try next year. It’s a pain, but worth it!

  3. Dani @ Dani California Cooks July 11, 2016 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Wow that is a monster zucchini!! I really want to have a garden…but I have zero outdoor space in our apartment!

    • JulieWunder July 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      I remember those days too! I had a little deck and had a basil plant and let cherry tomatoes grow in a hanging basket spilling over!

  4. Blane Sherer July 11, 2016 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    What a nice local weekend for you ( smile ).

  5. Mary Beth Jackson July 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    What a fun weekend! and I am so garden jealous!!!!!!

  6. Yum to everything! You’ve made me really really hungry with this post!

    • JulieWunder July 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      Haha! Sorry about that :-))) Hope you are having a nice week.

  7. Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete July 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Daaaaaaaang, that looks like a really awesome weekend! I want that pizza in my life.:)

    • JulieWunder July 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Tiffany! It was sooooo good. I’ll be going back there for sure!

  8. Oh, I am so jealous of your garden!! I’m dying to (attempt to) grow one, but our yard is so shaded, Womp, womp.

  9. Emily July 11, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Ooh your garden is doing so well! That zucchini probably made some really/will make some really delicious fresh cooking or baking.

  10. I always love your photos! All those veggies look so good. I sure wish I was a green thumb but sadly I am not

    • JulieWunder July 12, 2016 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Deborah! Thank you so much! I love taking photos. I think the green thumb is in my blood. My Dad’s family were farmers. 🙂

  11. Susie @ SuzLyfe July 11, 2016 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Now that is a great weekend! First you have a ceviche sampler (which is basically my perfect dish) and then giant zucchini (which I love as well) and then a winery and pizza…. yeaaaahhhhh nicely done, my friend, nicely done.

    • JulieWunder July 12, 2016 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you…. (as I take a bow!) I take weekending very seriously. Almost as seriously as vacationing.

  12. Dan Steadman July 11, 2016 at 8:16 am - Reply

    sounds great!! Just got my 8 mile run in Saturday morning..picked the garden….then took the little 2 boys to the splash pad to beat the heat…the Sunday went to church and then to beat the heat we went to Craggy for a hike…

    • JulieWunder July 12, 2016 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      That sounds like one great weekend too! Love mountains views this time of year.

  13. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 11, 2016 at 7:42 am - Reply

    That stuffed pepper looks amazing!
    You have also really made me regret not growing any squash this year. I will have to give that a try next year.

    • JulieWunder July 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      Hi Dannii! It was soooo good. You’ll have to try the squash again next year. I feel like you can get a lot of veggies out of the plants!

  14. Shelley Marcy July 11, 2016 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Julie, have you ever been to “Pretty Place”? That is the affectionate name that we all know it by, but it’s also called Symmes Chapel. It’s an open air chapel at Camp Greenville a YMCA camp just North of Ceasars Head State Park or just South of Brevard by about 15 miles or so. It’s just over the South Carolina line coming from the Brevard direction. The chapel was built on the very edge of an amazing view. Beyond the fact that the view is stunning….The spirit of the Lord is so strong there that you don’t want to leave. Definitely a sight worth seeing. Plus you can take in Ceasars Head, Bald Rock, DuPont State Forest, or Brevard while in the area. If you haven’t been to Brevard in a while, things are really changing. A new art district has opened, several new breweries and pubs, some amazing food finds, etc. Our chamber of commerce is easy to find and has great folks who can point you around. One final word about Pretty Place….there are weddings there every weekend, so you will want to avoid that time until after the season which goes through the Fall. Week days are usually fine if you guys can get away.

    • JulieWunder July 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Shelly! I have heard of pretty place, but I’ve never been there before. I need to make it up there sometimes. The pictures I’ve seen look gorgeous. Thanks for the suggestion!

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