Things I’m Loving Lately 13

///Things I’m Loving Lately 13

Things I’m Loving Lately 13

Happy Monday everyone!  How was your weekend?

I spent mine with my house guests including my brother Tommy.   We drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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And even lit up the fire pit for some smores!  Doesn’t get much better than that.  Summer is such a great time.

So in honor of one of my favorite campfire treats, here are some other Things I’m Loving Lately!

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Things I’m Loving Lately 13

This Book

Brava, Valentine

I just finished reading Brava, Valentine at Barnsley Resort last week.  The author, Adriana Trigiani is one of my favorites.  She also wrote the Big Stone Gap series, which is where my Grandmother is from, so it holds a special place in my heart.

Brava, Valentine is the sequel to Very Valentine, which I read in Brazil.  It’s about a girl who makes custom shoes and has a very Italian family.  They travel to Italy (which I adore) and Argentina (which I want to go to someday!) in the books, so it fits into my wanderlust.

Dachshunds on Instagram

Please tell me I’m not the only looney tune who follows dogs on instagram?

I’ve recently picked up lua_the_sausage and Mille_the_Dachshund.  I just can’t stand the cuteness that comes across my feed.

Vitamin E Oil

I have a pretty decent scar on the top of my foot from that whole kick the coral in Brazil incident.  I’ve been religiously putting real Vitamin E oil on it and it seems to be really helping.  My PT friend Marilyn suggested it and it was a great idea.  The bottle says it’s professional grade and also good for wrinkles.  I looked pretty hard to find a non synthetic one at a reasonable price and I’ve been happy with my purchase.

Enchanted Forest Coloring Book

My best friend Sarah had this Enchanted Forest Coloring Book when I saw her in Brazil.  They are really fancy and beautiful adult coloring books.

They are apparently crazy popular in Brazil!  After I hurt my foot, we had some down time and spent the afternoon coloring in some of the intricate designs.  It was actually so relaxing and really calmed my nerves.   Luckily Sarah was sweet enough to send me one of my own!  I can’t wait to get started.  Now I just need some nice colored pencils…

Order one HERE.

Long Evening Walks

I’ve been all about the evening walks lately.  It is light so late in the day, that it seems wasteful to not be up and moving!  I’ve been loving my evening walks with the hubs!

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Life is good.  Life is good!

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

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See you tomorrow where I’m sharing some yummy rainbow fruit skewers with a almond honey dipping sauce.  Perfect for summer!

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

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Your turn!

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:12-04:00 June 15th, 2015|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|30 Comments


  1. Dan June 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Vitamin E & other oils are great for the skin , but equally important is that it be massaged into the skin around the hurt area, on top of the foot is a hard area to keep the sun off of , so very important to be careful. also , try to avoid stretching the skin until it’s 100% healed , it will make the scar wider.

    • JulieWunder June 17, 2015 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Thanks for the tips! I really appreciate it. I’ve been trying to put a Band-Aid on it to keep the sun from hitting it.

  2. I love to color, I need to find me an adult coloring book!! So fun!

  3. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie June 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    I just bought some vitamin e oil this weekend and am hoping it helps with some old acne scars. Glad to hear a positive review!

  4. Gingi June 15, 2015 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Great list! It’s always fun to take stock of things worth loving! <3 –

  5. Joanna @Makingmine June 15, 2015 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    So many people have started coloring – I love it! I color with my daughter daily, but I think maybe I’ll have to step up my game and get a book of my own 🙂

    • JulieWunder June 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      I think you should! But the designs are so much fun, she might borrow it! haha!

  6. Jaime June 15, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

    I went on a walk with L last night. It was so humid, but so nice just to be outside late! (Late for us is 7 p.m.) 😉

  7. Jamie June 15, 2015 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I’m totally loving diptyque candles. I’ve been lighting one every night and it has totally gotten me into total relaxation mode and I love it !

  8. Jess @hellotofit June 15, 2015 at 8:45 am - Reply

    An adult coloring book sounds awesome! It’s so therapeutic 🙂 happy Monday!!

    • JulieWunder June 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      Totally!!! I’m in the market for fancy coloring pencils 🙂

  9. Jenny @ apples & kale June 15, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I love roasting marshmallows, but I don’t usually have the patience for s’mores. I’ll make one the “right” way, and after that I’m a light-your-marshmallow-on-fire-and-eat-it-blackened person. Haha. 🙂

    • JulieWunder June 15, 2015 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      Haha! I will stand and get it until it is just right! The hubs is the true expert though. Hope you had a good Monday.

  10. Annmarie June 15, 2015 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Vitamin E oil works great for scars! I used it on my c section scar after both my kids and it definitely helped! 🙂

    • JulieWunder June 15, 2015 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      Good to know!!! Thanks for letting me know it worked for you!

  11. Dan Steadman June 15, 2015 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Just got back from a mission trip in Gillette, WY…I think I fell in love with Wyoming…no humidity, lovely scenery

    • JulieWunder June 15, 2015 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      Oh wow!! Sounds great. I hope you had a good time and shared a good message.

      • Dan Steadman June 22, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

        mainly construction and VBS…helping a sister church in Wyoming build an addition to their church, always a good thing…had a rainout for one evening of construction so I was with the 3,4,5 year olds in VBS…great trip, God is good

        • JulieWunder June 22, 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

          God is good! Glad you had a good one. What an amazing thing to do!

  12. Shelley June 15, 2015 at 7:35 am - Reply

    You are so right about Vitamin E oil Julie. I used it religiously on a scar on my breast after a lumpectomy and also after surgery for endometriosis that left a very big scar at the bikini line. Both of these surgeries were when I was still wearing bikinis….sigh! But in both cases and after 30 additional years, I have to look very hard to find them. The stuff works!

  13. Susie @ SuzLyfe June 15, 2015 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Life certainly does sound good! But I think that a trip to Italy and one to Argentina would help to improve things even more, don’t you?

  14. Blane Sherer June 15, 2015 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Glad that you had such a great weekend with your house guests including your brother. I love smores too ! I’m making Father’s Day plans now for this coming weekend. Will you be doing anything special for Father’s Day ?

    • JulieWunder June 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you!! No official plans for Father’s day yet, but the gift is in the mail!

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