Thing I’m Loving Lately 33

///Thing I’m Loving Lately 33

Thing I’m Loving Lately 33

Hi everyone!

I’m finally getting settled at home after being in Alaska last week.  I still have a lot of laundry to do, but otherwise the house is picked up and life is returning to normal… whatever that is.

About once a month I like to share some random things in life making me happy.  I think it’s a fun glimpse at life behind the recipes, travel and workouts plus I feel like it’s a good exercise for anyone to do because it forces you to think about the positive in everyday life.  So I hope you’ll take this chance to make a list of your own… and I hope you enjoy mine  For now these are my things I’m loving lately…

Things I’m Loving Lately 33

Being HOME

Guess who is not going anywhere for a while… ME! I’ve got at least a few weekends in a row at home now and I’m stoked.

What to do in the Abacos / Running in a Skirt

Although if someone asked me to go to the beach… I’d totally cave and say yes.  All this cold climate traveling has made me long to be back at the beach.  I’m really glad I will not be needing my coat again for awhile.


The Hubs went fishing while we were in Alaska and shipped home a big box of salmon and halibut.  I’m going to be cooking lots of fish in the coming months!  First up is recreating this salad I had in Anchorage.

I’ll figure it out and share it on the blog when I do!


StrideBox has been sending me their monthly subscription box and it’s been a blast.  They ship a fun collection of running and endurance training snacks, fuel and gear.   It’s a great way to discover new running products and accessories especially if you are running long and/or training for a race.

This month I was even one of their featured blogger with my recipe on a card in the box.  They published my Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal recipe.

So much fun to see my blog in print.  Get your own StrideBox here.

Garden Fresh Food

All that hard work putting in my garden this year is paying off!  I came back to all sorts of full grown fresh veggies.  So far I’ve had green beans, yellow squash, zucchini and peppers.

My lettuce and herbs are also growing wild!  Plus, the berry patch in my backyard is going crazy.  There is NOTHING like getting fresh food off of your own land.

Herbal Essences bio:renew Shampoo & Conditioner

Who else loved Herbal Essences shampoo when they were growing up?  I remember always buying it in High School because of the pretty flowery smell!  So when P&G sent me some of their new bio:renew line to try I was curious to see if I still liked the shampoo and if it could handle my overworked adult hair.

Turns out I do!  It’s like the shampoo I knew as a teenager, but with a grown up makeover.  Instead of just smelling good it’s packed with shampoo musts like antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp.  The repair line I tried even has argan oil.  Plus it’s paraben free.  It leaves my hair feeling soft, healthy and it still smells so good.  Plus the price is right!

This Smoothie

This Banana Pudding Smoothie is coming up on the blog tomorrow and I’m totally loving it.

Easy & Healthy Banana Pudding Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

Want more Things I’m Loving Lately?  Check out the past posts.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Come back tomorrow for that fabulous healthy Banana Pudding Smoothie recipe. 

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


Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:45-04:00 July 19th, 2017|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|20 Comments


  1. Matt May 17, 2018 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Great article as always!
    Now gonna attempt to make the banana smoothie!
    Keep those great blogs coming….

  2. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition July 24, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Totally with you on loving been home after a few trips. I felt the same way last year when I was traveling a lot at once. 🙂

    Congrats on your Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal recipe being featured! That’s amazing!

  3. Mary Beth Jackson July 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    There is nothing like a weekend at home after you have had nonstop travel! Enjoy! Jealous over all that fish!

  4. Naomi July 20, 2017 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Thanks for the shampoo rec, I’m always on the lookout for paraben free ones. I’ve been using one called Tea Tree Tingle from Trader Joe’s which I really like. And that smoothie looks delicious! As does the salad. Excited for the recipe!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Naomi! Hope you are having a nice weekend.

  5. Blane Sherer July 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Hope you enjoy your time at home, but knowing
    you, you will probably be at the beach. ( smile )

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

      haha!! I stayed at home… but I did think about it. lol!

  6. Jaime July 19, 2017 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Something (rabbits? squirrels?) removed EVERY SINGLE ONE of my tomatoes. 🙁 I have netting that will be arriving today to salvage what’s left of my sad garden. It was doing so well and this week I noticed my tomatoes were disappearing before ripening. It’s so maddening!

  7. Lisa Ballantyne July 19, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to try the banana pudding smoothie! Sounds divine!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Yay! Hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think!

  8. You sure have had a ton of fun adventure this summer! It’s been fun to read all about it

  9. Susie @ Suzlyfe July 19, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

    So glad that you are finally going to have some time home, but I am so excited to hear about more of your adventures! you really have had quite the past 4 odd weeks, haven’t you?! And even with you being gone, your garden is BOOMING. I’ve said it before, I will say it again, SO JEALOUS

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

      It’s been such an odd four weeks. I hardly know which way is up! lol!

  10. Dan Steadman July 19, 2017 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Loving…New Groove Brewery opened up last weekend five miles from the house and had a great party with live music…featuring my favorite live band….Asheville’s Travers Brothership….also Highland’s Daycation IPA….excellent for summer

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2017 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Brewery 5 miles from the house? That sounds super fun and super dangerous! lol!

  11. Beth Ann Chiles July 19, 2017 at 7:12 am - Reply

    I am loving all of the fresh veggies and fruits that are out there right now at the famers’ markets and at my favorite –Whistlestop Market down the road. I just had ground cherries for the very first time this past week and I am a fan of those now as well!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2017 at 10:37 am - Reply

      yum!!! I just picked up tomatoes and peaches at the Farmers Market too. THe BEST!

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