Things I’m Loving Lately 10

Things I’m Loving Lately 10

Happy Monday everyone!  How was your weekend?

Mine was busy but nice.  I went to Columbia to celebrate this little guys first birthday!

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Can you believe it?  It seems like I just met him and wrote the post “Introducing Owen.”  It is amazing how quickly and dramatically a baby grows in a year.

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Our Pittsburgh family was in town for the festivities and it was so nice to catch up.  Owen had his first cake and ate it like a champ!

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This is a sugar induced lean in smile…

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The theme was All Things Jungle and was super cute.  Megan did such a good job with all the little details of the party! The cake was stunning!

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She had coloring pages and jungle masks for the older kids.

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What a blessing to be able to share such a special day with proud parents Megan and Justin.


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Let’s continue the trend of happiness and joy with another edition of Things I’m Loving Lately!


Oh come on… he makes the list ALL the time.  But look at this face?  How did I get such a crazy adorbs nephew.  I’m so lucky.

Owen's 1st Birthday-36-5One more and I’m done… really?  Isn’t he so cute!

Owen's 1st Birthday-50-6Hobie Cat Sailing Video

This video was buried in my review of Sandals Grande Antigua.  The hubs likes to use his GoPro to make vacation videos for us.

[tube] [/tube] He talked me into putting this one on YouTube and I’m glad I did.  Hobie Cat sailing is so much fun.  I highly recommend trying it if you have the chance to take a lesson somewhere.

Video link here!

March for Babies and MORE Blog Videos!

I am still SO stoked to be the Chairperson for March for Babies in Asheville this year.  We have our big kickoff breakfast this Friday and I am so ready to help make big things happen for such a worthy cause.  Did you miss my first official You Tube video?


To help out you can start your own team with your co-workers, friends or family HERE.  You can also join my team HERE.  If you are out of town and would still like to help, you can sponsor me to walk HERE.

I’m planning on having another more lighthearted Running in a Skirt video out next week! WOOP!

Video link here!

Downy Unstopables

Have you guys tried these yet?  I’m not exactly sure what they do other than make you laundry smell like heaven, but that is enough for me.  I’m a sucker for all shiny objects at Target and bought this off the end of an aisle.  You put a capful in your load of laundry in addition to the soap.
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They are great for towels, sheets and getting the stink out of running clothes.  Anything to make laundry even a little more enjoyable falls into the love category for me!

Merry Marshmallow Candle

My Mother in law gave me this candle and it smells like all things fabulous about winter.

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I figured it didn’t scream “I’m a Christmas decoration,” so I’ve left it out and I’m totally loving it.

Brussels Sprouts

I know.

I’m such a foodie.  I love Brussels sprouts! I’ve been working on a yummy and easy way to roast them.  That means I’ve eaten them 527 three times lately and I’m still not sick of them.  The final version is perfected and will be on Running in a Skirt Thursday.

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You will love them too, I promise.

Coming up tomorrow on Running in a Skirt, I’m sharing a Kale salad that will literally rock your world.  It is, in my opinion, one of the yummiest things I’ve made in ages!  I’ve already made it again it was so good.

And of course, have a Marvelous Monday! Thanks for the linkup Katie.

Want to catch up?  Read my other Things I’m Loving Posts!

Things I’m Loving Lately 1

Things I’m Loving Lately 2

Things I’m Loving Lately 3

Things I’m Loving Lately 4

Things I’m Loving Lately 5

Things I’m Loving Lately 6

Things I’m Loving Lately 7

Things I’m Loving Lately 8

Things I’m Loving Lately 9

Your turn!

What are you loving right now?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:17-04:00 February 23rd, 2015|Charity Work, Friends & Family, Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|29 Comments


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  2. Amy @ Mama Running for God February 24, 2015 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Your nephew is a cutie-patootie for sure! I love brussles sprouts too. I look forward to seeing your recipe.

  3. Farrah February 23, 2015 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    That cake is beautiful, and you really weren’t kiddin’ when you said that he ate that cake like a champ! šŸ˜›

    Looking forward to your kale salad and brussels sprouts recipes! :]!

  4. Rosalie Hoffman February 23, 2015 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Julie, love your Hobie Cat piece. You do need to tell the person operating your camera to “slow down” they almost made me seasick!! I have only been sailing once and that was when I was about 19, but I had a wonderful time and would love to do it again. Since I’m now 75 just maybe I can do it again.

    • JulieWunder February 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      Haha! Slow is not in the Hubs vocabulary šŸ™‚ You should GO!!! It was sooo much fun!!!!

  5. Ivanna February 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    What a cute post! I love all the decorations šŸ™‚ the downy unstoppables are a fav of mine also!

    • JulieWunder February 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ivanna! Great to see you here today! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope to see you again soon!

  6. Jaime February 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday to Owen! And what a super cute birthday party theme!!

    • JulieWunder February 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      She did such a good job! I hope your party went well!

  7. Jess @hellotofit February 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Oh. My. Gosh. Your nephew is PRECIOUS!! Looks like you had a great time šŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder February 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      I know! I just want to blow off work and drive back down there to hang out with him.

  8. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections February 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    WOW he is a cutie!!! I love the jungle party theme – so adorable.

    I also think I’d love that candle scent. Anything sweet from Yankee is a winner in my book.

  9. Gingi February 23, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    What cute photos, I love them! And the theme is so CUTE!! This just reminded me, I haven’t even BEGUN to think up a birthday theme for Tessa’s 2nd birthday.. oh my!! –

    • JulieWunder February 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Kids parties go all out these days!! So cute and so much fun to put together. Good luck figuring out what to do with Tessa’s!

  10. Blane Sherer February 23, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Glad you were able to enjoy Owen’s 1st birthday party. He’s a cutie. Time really flies when you see the growth of a young child. Hard to believe my grandson Julian is almost 6 months old.

  11. Susie @ SuzLyfe February 23, 2015 at 8:30 am - Reply


  12. Annmarie February 23, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Aw what a cute baby and what a fun theme! Love the cake and decor!

  13. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes February 23, 2015 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to see your brussel sprouts recipe. I’m addicted and can get enough but we always eat them the same way! Would love some new ideas. Your nephew is absolutely adorable!!

  14. Jenny February 23, 2015 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Oh, the CUTEness! Gah! Is it just me, or does Owen really look like your husband? I am so excited to see that kale recipe you teased about! Yippie! I love veggies forever and always. And I need to get those Downy things. Love these posts! šŸ˜‰

    • JulieWunder February 23, 2015 at 9:16 am - Reply

      He does have a little of the hubs in him. He is such a funny little boy! So serious and then he breaks out in this crazy smile that melts your heart!
      I’m glad I’m not the only one who get excited about veggies šŸ™‚

  15. Danyelle Musselman February 23, 2015 at 7:57 am - Reply

    He is too adorable, and that cake is beyond amazing! Glad you had a fun trip šŸ™‚

  16. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie February 23, 2015 at 7:27 am - Reply

    I can’t waits for the brussels recipe! I love them too and always get so excited when I see them on the menu of a restaurant which is hardly ever. Come on restaurants, step it up!

    • JulieWunder February 23, 2015 at 9:17 am - Reply

      I know! I don’t hardly ever see them out. They are so easy to cook- you think restaurants would jump on board!

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