Things I’m Loving Lately 16

///Things I’m Loving Lately 16

Things I’m Loving Lately 16

Happy Monday Friends!

After a relaxing rainy weekend, I’m ready to start off this new work week.  It’s funny how rain can bring some calm and quiet to my life.  It feels long overdue after the very dry and busy summer we’ve had in the mountains.

I’m kicking off this new week with some positivity and focus on things that are bring joy to my life.  I encourage you to take the time to do the same.  It’s such a great way get some smiles on a Monday!

Things I'm Loving Lately 4

I also encourage you to enter my Jumbo New Site giveaway!  Today is the last day and entries close at midnight.  The prizes are pretty awesome and range from shoes of your choice to fitness gear.  There are five winners, so make sure to put your name in the pool!

So without further ado here are some things I’m loving lately!

Things I’m Loving Lately 16

Kale Smoothies

I’m on this kale smoothie kick.  Unfortunately I blended my blender into blender heaven, so it means I’ve been spending way too much money on these.  They are so good and make me feel like a ninja.

kale smoothie

Note: Get a new blender.  Want to feel like a ninja more often πŸ™‚

Fall Decor

I put up my fall decor and I’m loving it.  It makes the house seem so cozy.  I have lots more Halloween and Thanksgiving specific decor that I’ll get out closer to those holiday.

Fall Mantle
Fall Decor
Fall Entry Table Decor

Purple Peppers

The last of my summer peppers are still growing and I’ve been enjoying these babies with my lunch salads.  They are so good and I love the color.

Purple Pepper

Cheap Gas

Who else has been getting gas for under $2?  It’s always pricey in the mountains, but wow is this a nice surprise.  Still doesn’t cover my kale smoothie habit though.

Gas Prices


After my normal sushi place closed, I was kind of bummed.  A reader suggested an awesome place to the south of where I live, Umi’s and I loved it!  I had been here years ago, but totally forgotten how yummy it is!  Thanks for the tip.


Want to catch up?  Read my other Things I’m Loving Posts!  I’ve created a new page/category just for them!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I’m sharing a homemade Butternut Squash Soup in the Crock Pot, plus my kitchen hacks to cut through that tough squash in no time.

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

Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:08-04:00 September 28th, 2015|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|39 Comments


  1. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes September 29, 2015 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    I have never seen a purple pepper before! Are they sweet like red peppers?

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      They taste just like another bell pepper! Really good!

  2. Jess @hellotofit September 29, 2015 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I’ve never seen a purple pepper before! Looks so cool πŸ™‚ I’m loving the low gas prices, too!

  3. Farrah September 28, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I’ve never seen a purple pepper in my life, but that looks awesome!

    AND YAY FOR SUSHI + CHEAP GAS! <3 (I'm sorry that your normal sushi place closed! I feel ya–sushi buffets/restaurants always seem to randomly decide to close on my birthday. :'( Breaks my heart!)

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm - Reply

      haha! That stinks! This one closed totally out of the blue. Rumor is they are planning to reopen in a new location– I hope they do!

  4. [email protected] September 28, 2015 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Loved hearing about your positivity! And I’m looking forward to finding out who the winners are with your spectacular giveaway!! I’ve never tried a kale smoothie. Maybe sometime I’ll give it a try!

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      It’s so tasty! And a great way to sneak in extra greens.

  5. Emily September 28, 2015 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Wow that gas price looks pretty enticing. ;-D It’s about 2.50 here.

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      I was shocked! We do normally have pricey gas in the mountains!

  6. Mary Beth Jackson September 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I am loving the cheap gas myself! it is about time! Your fall decor looks great, I need to drag some of mine out too!

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks MB! It’s still so hot in Florida, it’s hard to get in the spirit!

  7. Dani @ Dani California Cooks September 28, 2015 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I always feel so silly when I purchase smoothies when I know I have most of the ingredients at home, and it’s not like it takes a special technique to make them!! Unless your blender is in blender heaven…

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      It’s so sad… I don’t know why I don’t just order a new one on amazon… πŸ™‚

  8. [email protected] the Long Way Home September 28, 2015 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    We have the most expensive gas in the country–for some odd reason–but it’s even reasonable here. Not under $2 but I think I paid 2.32 last week…

  9. [email protected] September 28, 2015 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I love that kale smoothies make you feel like a ninja! Now you need a ninja blender to blend up your kale smoothies, then you will feel like a double ninja!

  10. Runaway Bridal Planner September 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    I do love fall decor too, and your house looks fabulous!!!! I seriously love it!
    You guys are beyond lucky with the gas prices, in Utah we are still paying $2.78 on a good day for the stuff your getting for $1.99, they always price gouge us out west:) I am totally jealous!

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I love holiday decor!
      Wow! You do have high gas! It’s even less expensive off the mountains!

  11. Heather @Fit n Cookies September 28, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I want to feel like a ninja! haha I got gas for $2.15 last week and I was ridiculously excited about it, lol. Your fall decorations look fantastic!

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Green smoothies are the way to go πŸ™‚ Sometimes it’s coffee though– not going to lie!

  12. Susie @ SuzLyfe September 28, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Gas is $3 here. That is just not fair!

  13. heather September 28, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I got gas for $1.61 the other day!!!! I love it. I am back on my peanut butter bagel kick. I tried Kombucha the other day and really enjoyed it.

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      What? That’s amazing. I think you win the cheapest award! I totally want a peanut butter bagel now… yum!

  14. Blane Sherer September 28, 2015 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Love the Fall decorations.
    It was nice to get some much needed rain these
    past few days.

  15. Gretchen September 28, 2015 at 9:58 am - Reply

    I’ve never heard of purple peppers! How pretty! And I’m totally on the sushi train as well…so delicious. I think I could eat it every day. Love your decor, and I wish gas was that cheap here. Last time I filled up it was $2.40!

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      I’ve only seen them in my garden! Hope you are having a great week!

  16. Jessie September 28, 2015 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Those are the cutest pumpkin placemats I’ve ever seen!! I think it’s safe to assume your house is probably decorated to perfection.

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      You are too kind!! Thank you!!! I’m certain it’s not perfect, but I try really hard πŸ™‚

  17. Jamie September 28, 2015 at 9:32 am - Reply

    1. I’ve never had a purple pepper, but I feel like my brain would be so confused haha. 2. You’re adorable with your decorations… so festive, I love it! 3. I am right there with you – what is it about starting your day with a green smoothie that makes you feel unstoppable!?!

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      haha! It is a little confusing, but perfectly delicious! Tastes just like another bell pepper.

  18. I recently got the Ninja too it’s awesome. Loving the fall feeling and decor too. It’s like the calm before the holiday madness! Have a great week

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      Yes! I like just the touch of fall decor! It starts to get crazy when I bust out the Halloween and then Thanksgiving decorations.

  19. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 28, 2015 at 8:34 am - Reply

    With my Kroger Plus discount, I got gas for $1.79 the other day and you better believe I did a victory dance in the parking lot.

  20. [email protected] September 28, 2015 at 7:59 am - Reply

    I have never had purple peppers. But they look good. Wow! Gas under $2 is awesome. I’m up north so I doubt we will see that anytime soon. I love sushi too!

    • JulieWunder September 29, 2015 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      I’ve never seen the purple peppers in the store, I just grow them each year because they feel so special!

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copycat Panera Strawberry Caprese Salad recipe-

No More Stress!

5 Secrets to Getting

Easy & Healthy

Dinners on the Table Fast!

BeΒ inspired by my FREE e-mail series!

Thank you! Watch your inbox for the first part of the series.