Things I’m Loving Lately 15

///Things I’m Loving Lately 15

Things I’m Loving Lately 15

Happy Monday friends!

Thank you to everyone who voted for me in the Looks for Less Fashion Challenge Friday.  I ended up winning and could not be happier!

I had a fun weekend as my birthday celebrations extended for a few more days.  I’m a firm believer in a birthday weekend, not just a day, and it’s totally ok if you jump on that bandwagon with me.  In fact I encourage. it 🙂

Who doesn’t love a birthday!  So with that, let’s talk about some Things I’m Loving Lately including some highlights from my birthday weekend.

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Things I’m Loving Lately 15

Lily Pulitzer

I stumbled on a great sale at Lily Pulitzer the other day and picked up a few items for birthday presents.  I handed them to the Hubs and said I just made both of our lives easier.  #winning

Lily Pulitzer dress-e

Tea at the Biltmore

My dear friend Marilyn and I both had birthdays this past week.  We had been talking about wanting to do afternoon tea at the Biltmore Estate for eons, and took this occasion to make it happen.  It is a totally frivolous and completely delightful way to spend an afternoon.

biltmore tea

I could totally get used to this!

Gorgeous Birthday Runs

I’ve been all about using my Biltmore pass lately and went for a nice long run the morning of my birthday.  The sun was shining, it was hot (but not scorching,) the birds were chirping and the flowers were like little rays of happiness.

biltmore estate august (e)

I had one of those runs where I felt like I could run forever.  It’s been ages since I’ve felt that way.  I walked away thinking God made a beautiful day just for my birthday.

biltmore august boat (e)

Rhett’s 14th Birthday

How is my sweet, slightly neurotic and headstrong dachshund 14?  His big day is tomorrow.  I got him right after 9/11, my first fall after I graduated college.  He has been there through it all!  He’s been having a lot of trouble seeing and hearing, but he still seems to be ok!

I love him to pieces.  Happy Birthday Rhett-ster.

Rhett August 2015e

The New and Shiny Running in a Skirt

I know I’ve been talking up my new site for WEEKS now, but it is so close to launching.  I’m in final tweaks mode. Unless something crazy happens, it will be live next Monday.  It is faster, more responsive, PRETTIER and has easy ways to now locate old posts including a great recipe feature you will love.  I’m exciiiiittttteeeeedddddddd!

new site august-e

That’s it for now!  Have a great start to the week everyone. Let’s make this one a good one!

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

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Things I’m Loving Lately 2

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I’m mixing it up by co-hosting Turning Heads Tuesday with my blog friend Jessica.  If you have any fashion posts (old or new!) I’d LOVE for you to link up with us tomorrow. 

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

Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

How was your weekend?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:09-04:00 August 24th, 2015|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|44 Comments


  1. Colan Mowrer September 5, 2015 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Sorry I missed your birthday. Happy Happy belated Birthday to you and Rhett

  2. Pragati // Simple Medicine August 25, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday to you and to your sweet little pup! My little girl just turned 11 and she’s been through it all with me. The best furry companion a girl could ask for!

    • JulieWunder August 26, 2015 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      It’s so hard to watch them get older! They are the best though!

  3. Lauren August 25, 2015 at 11:31 am - Reply

    I love long-haired dachschunds and OMG yours is adorable. Also I really want to do tea at the Biltmore-I’m trying to make it there over winter break or in the spring!

    • JulieWunder August 26, 2015 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you! He’s my buddy!! Tea was wonderful- you’d love it!

  4. Jess @hellotofit August 24, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    I’m starting to love all the Lily patterns!! This post made me smile today 🙂

  5. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes August 24, 2015 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    That Lily Pulitzer dress is soooo cute! I’m sure it looks adorable on you!! I agree, a birthday shouldn’t be just one day but a full weekend…now if only I could convince my husband of that 😉

    • JulieWunder August 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Let me talk to him 🙂 You totally deserve a weekend!

  6. Yep, that’s how we do birthdays here…I buy and my husband wraps it up for me! So easy and fun..

  7. Susie @ SuzLyfe August 24, 2015 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Congrats on winning, and so many great things happening for you right now. I’ll meet you for tea!

  8. Annette @ Sweating Through Life August 24, 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday!!! I’m a firm believer in birthday week…so extend the celebrations next year!!

  9. Jayne August 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Love this post and love this time of year, that run’s view looks phenomenal!

  10. Cailee August 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    I used to celebrate my birth month!! Hehe! Love extending the celebration!! …and what fun things to love!! That dress is beautiful!! …and tea looks amazing!! 🙂

  11. Blane Sherer August 24, 2015 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Well Happy Birthday to Rhett ! Glad you were able to so happily celebrate your birthday. Glad you won the Looks for Less Fashion Challenge. I tried to vote but I’m not on facebook so my attempt was futile. Hopefully the launch for new site goes well Monday !

  12. Mandi Korn August 24, 2015 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Congrats on winning!!!

  13. Gretchen | Gretchruns August 24, 2015 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Congratulations on winning! That’s so exciting. Absolutely gorgeous pictures and it looks like you had a great birthday! Can’t wait to see the new site 🙂

  14. Jamie August 24, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

    YAY ! So excited for the new site… it looks gorgeous already 🙂 And I love that you found your own birthday presents – sometimes thats just the best and most efficient way to shop 🙂 Haha.

    • JulieWunder August 24, 2015 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jamie! The new one is a big improvement!
      Yeah, he got me some stuff too. But it was just easier for me to buy just what I wanted.

  15. Jessie August 24, 2015 at 9:43 am - Reply

    i can’t wait to see the new site. I already know it’s going to look fantastic. I’m curious, are you designing it yourself or did you pay for a designer? If you paid.. do you mind sharing the name. I”ve been looking to re-do mine as well. Thanks 🙂

    • JulieWunder August 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      I am having someone design it for me. I don’t know enough about websites to do all the back coding and such. Send me an e-mail —> [email protected] and we’ll chat about it.

  16. I am all for celebrating my birthday for a whole week too! Why not? Love the lily dress. Looks like a fun week

  17. Jaime August 24, 2015 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Excited about your new site! And I’m a firm believer that birthdays are celebrated all month. 🙂 Happy birthday to Rhett, too!!

  18. Farrah August 24, 2015 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Yayyyy! I’m so glad you won! <3!!!

    + gorgeous photos! I'm glad you had such a beautiful day for your birthday! *-* Happy birthday to Rhett too!! <3

  19. Annmarie August 24, 2015 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Happiest of birthdays to you! This whole post is just fabulous <3 Love it!

    • JulieWunder August 24, 2015 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks Annmarie! I hope you had a good weekend too.

  20. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 24, 2015 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Happy birthday to you and Rhett!! I saw where you won the fashion challenge on Facebook and was so excited for you! Birthday shopping spree?

  21. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood August 24, 2015 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Happy birthday to your pup!! That dress is so cute!

  22. Danielle August 24, 2015 at 6:13 am - Reply

    I love that Lily dress and that field of sunflowers is just beautiful! Can’t wait to see the new site! Good luck with all the last minute work on it!

  23. jill conyers August 24, 2015 at 5:27 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to see the new site. I can finally begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel to launching my rebranded! So excited to go live.

    Happy birthday!

    • JulieWunder August 24, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you Jill! I’m so excited too! Can’t wait to see yours.

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