Things I’m Loving 26

///Things I’m Loving 26

Things I’m Loving 26

Happy mid-week!

The Hubs and I had such a nice little last summer getaway, but as always it’s good to be home!  I’m getting some pictures together to share from my Hilton Head trip soon.  I think I got some good ones!

In the meantime, I put together this post before we left.  I can’t believe this series is on #26!  I’ve been sharing some Things I’m Loving Lately once a month on the blog for what seems like forever.  Let’s keep it goin!

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Things I’m Loving Lately 26


Panera’s Watermelon Salad

I can’t get enough of this special Panera salad.  It has arugula, feta, almonds and watermelon!   There is also a hearty grain blend in there that really beefs up the dish.

Watermelon Salad

Not sponsored, just love it. 🙂


Tomatoes for Days

My cherry tomatoes are coming in like crazy and I’ve enjoyed every little magical bite.  They are so sweet and tasty!  I’ll be dreaming of tomatoes that taste like this in a few months.



Weekend Adventures

The Hubs and I have been on a mission this summer to do new and fun things in Asheville.  We’ve enjoyed local wineries, cideries and new hikes!  There are so many interesting things to do around here, so we’ve enjoyed finding some new to us gems.  It’s also been nice to break our normal routine.  We haven’t hit a dud yet!

Burntshirt Vineyards view


Ryder the Dachshund

I had to go to Charlotte the other week for a project and got to see my Brother’s new dachshund.  Remember how tiny he was?  Ryder is now all grown up and so cute.  He looks so much like Rhett did when he was a puppy.   Rhett is so old that my only photos of him when he was a puppy aren’t digital images…. they are just print outs from a disposable camera.  So I need to scan them in at some point so you guys can compare. 🙂



Biltmore Sunflowers

The sunflowers blooming at Biltmore is one of my favorite times of year.  I just adore all those happy tall flowers.


The other day I was there I even caught a double rainbow!  I felt like I’d entered a pretty little fairy tale.



Homemade Salad Dressings

I’m eating a lot of garden fresh salads since my garden is still doing well.  I’m topping them with Healthy Greek Salad Dressing…

Healthy Greek Salad Dressing / Running in a Skirt

AND I’m also all about my Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch

Healthy Ranch Dressing with Greek Yogurt recipe


Evening Walks

Cheesy picture, I know!  I’ve been loving evening walks with the Hubs.  There are many times of year where it’s just to cold and dark to do this, so I’ve been soaking in the fun as much as possible.

Currently August-40-5

On a side note this is the third selfie we took and the first two were even worse than this one- haha!  Life is wonderful, but often a hot mess as I like to call it. 🙂


So nice to see you here today. Come back tomorrow for a fabulous late summer gardening project that will give your fresh herbs all winter long.


I’m linking up to Thinking Out Loud Thursday.


Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:57-04:00 August 24th, 2016|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|31 Comments


  1. Mattie @ Comfy Confident August 29, 2016 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    I love evening walks! They have been a frequent occurrence for me and my hubs this summer as well especially with our new baby. It’s a great way to get out with the baby but still be able to talk. She usually falls asleep as soon we we start walking!

  2. Andrea on Vacation August 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I’m with you on the fresh tomatoes. I actually made a rustic tomato soup this week because I had so many!

  3. Edye August 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    That salad looks so yummy! I’ve never tried watermelon in a salad before, but it sounds super refreshing 🙂

  4. Ellie August 25, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I love when sunflowers are taller than me. They are so pretty and immediately remind me to appreciate the beauty that nature holds this time of year. Right now I am loving bike riding, naps and taking pictures.

  5. Emily August 25, 2016 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Evening walks aren’t cheesy; I love them. They are such a good way to think, talk, and just relax with those you love. And that picture of the rainbow in the sky reminds me of God’s promises; so beautiful. Those sunflowers at the Biltmore estate are just asking for me to go there and explore. 🙂 I’ve loved following your fun, varied weekend activities; it’s been a way of enjoying summer in another part of the States.

  6. rachel @ athletic avocado August 25, 2016 at 11:05 am - Reply

    I totally need to try that salad from Panera! That looks amazing!

  7. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian August 25, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I’ve never tried that watermelon salad before, but it looks amazing! I will have to remember to order it one of the next times I’m there.

    • JulieWunder August 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      Ohhhh watermelon salad is da bomb! You should try it! I’ve got a yummy one on my blog too. Thanks for stopping by today.

  8. Blane Sherer August 25, 2016 at 5:01 am - Reply

    Love those sunflowers ( smile )

  9. I have been eating tomatoes non stop so so good this year! Looks like it was a fun birthday

  10. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition August 24, 2016 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Love all the things you are loving but especially Ryder and the Greek salad dressing! I forgot to tell you I tried it last week and loved it!!

    • JulieWunder August 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      Isn’t he adorable! So glad you liked the dressing! yay!

  11. [email protected] August 24, 2016 at 11:25 am - Reply

    How cool you got to see a double rainbow they are rare. Those sunflowers are beautiful! That salad looks delicious.
    I have never tried the watermelon one.
    I will have to get it next time I go to Panera.

    • JulieWunder August 27, 2016 at 1:28 pm - Reply

      I feel like just seeing a double rainbow is gold! 🙂

  12. heather @Lunging Through Life August 24, 2016 at 8:37 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to hear about your trip. I’m sure it was wonderful! Here’s to the remaining evenings that are light out! I am loving that it’s not quite as hot at the end of the days (though the 10 day is showing way too hot of temps! lol)

  13. Nothing cheesy about your selfie! It’s cute! I love all your pictures! Those sunflowers are amazing.

  14. Dan Steadman August 24, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

    loving the full brimmed hat my wife and kids got me for father’s day….keeps the sun off my neck and out of face while I am either cutting grass or hiking….have been known to wear it other times too…

  15. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 24, 2016 at 7:10 am - Reply

    I hope you had an amazing birthday! I’m going to Hilton Head for the first time this Thanksgiving. (Wish it would be warmer for the trip, lol). There really are few things better than a fresh homegrown summer tomato. That takes me back to childhood and tomato sandwiches!

    • JulieWunder August 27, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Thanks Susie! I did! I bet Hilton Head is still lovely that time of year.

  16. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 24, 2016 at 6:10 am - Reply

    Watermelon salad is amazing, isn’t it! Especially with loads of feta in it.

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