Things I’m Loving Lately 21

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Things I’m Loving Lately 21

Hi friends! How was your weekend?

I had a great one!  The highlight was delivering my nephew Owen’s birthday present to Columbia!  The Hubs and I flew over and back Sunday.

Flying to Columbia

I can’t believe he is going to be two this week.  He is so adorable and always on the move.

Julie & Owen 2

I was lucky enough to get him to sit and do a little reading and he loved the presents we got him.  Total success.  I’m so glad I got to see him this weekend.  They are only this little once!

Julie & Owen

In on honor of celebrating all the wonderful things in life like Owen, it’s time for another Things I’m Loving Lately. You can catch up on what you missed on my Things I’m Loving Lately Page.

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Things I’m Loving Lately

Vegetarian Pho

I’ve been on a soup and Asian food kick lately, so when I found out a nearby Pho restaurant had a Vegetarian Pho I was stoked.  Usually the broth cannot be trusted to be meat-free, even if there is no meat in your soup.  But, Wild Ginger makes a special broth just for us veg-heads.  Oh, how I love my town!

It was incrediable and is one of my new favorite places to eat in town for an inexpensive, easy dinner.

Vegetarian Pho-8

White Out Tape

My Type-A self, likes to plan out my blog posts at the beginning of the month.  However, the past few months my schedule keeps getting moved around and adjusted for one reason or another.  I feel like this white out tape is my best bud.  The idea of waiting for old-fashioned white out to dry, seems so out-dated these days.  Where was this stuff when I was in school?

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Panera Oatmeal

I don’t eat breakfast out much, but I’ve had a couple reasons to meet friends or just be out in the morning the past few weeks.  I’ve ordered Panera’s Brown Sugar Quinoa and Oats Bowl and this Steel Cuts Oats with strawberries bowl.  They are both so simple, but really delicious.

I’m really loving the new options at Panera lately!

Panera Oatmeal (1 of 1)

All Things Full House

I am embarrassingly excited about Fuller House coming out.

Did you see these sneak peaks?

And this one on the Ellen Show?

We are keeping Netflix just so I can watch this and the Gilmore Girls show.  Way too excited.


And finally, I’m saving the most important thing on the list for last!  My good friend Marilyn welcomed her baby girl Evelyn to the world earlier this month.  I was lucky enough to hold her on day three and have seen her once since then.  Remember her “Baby It’s Cold Outside” snowflake themed shower?

Evelyn is healthy, happy and so well dressed!  See those adorable boots compliments of her “auntie” Julie?

evelyn janet

So much wunderful happening right now!  I hope your week is off the a great start.

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you tomorrow for the easiest way to get healthy dinners on the table in 20 minutes or less that requires NO shopping or meal planning.

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday.

Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:03-04:00 February 22nd, 2016|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|44 Comments


  1. Edye February 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    I’ve never had pho before! It looks sooo good 😀

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      It’s so delicious! I love the flavor and how soothing it is.

  2. Lauren @ i had a big lunch February 24, 2016 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    That white out tape is every type A-person’s dream come true! Haha such beautifully straight lines! Veggie pho sounds pretty delicious — although I love a good chicken broth. But if you can amplify flavors without using meat then that’s awesome!! Panera looks like they’re stepping up their game. What a good option for on-the go!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 9:51 am - Reply

      It is! They do some magic with veggies with that broth. So tasty!

  3. Farrah February 22, 2016 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    That’s so awesome that you got to do that! <3! (And hooray for pho! I haven't had that in a while!)

    I've never had Panera oatmeal, but that looks delicious! I may have to attempt to make my own! 😛

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Yes! You could totally recreate it. They add some quinoa to one of theirs. Very good!

  4. [email protected] February 22, 2016 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday to Owen! And what a sweet baby girl little Evelyn is!! Love those baby booties!

  5. Jess @hellotofit February 22, 2016 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Aw, so many cute babies!! It’s so nice that you can jet over there to spend time with them 🙂
    White out tape has been my jam FOR SO LONG.

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

      So many kiddos in my life right now! I didn’t get into the white out tape until I started blogging full time. Not much use for it in my TV days.

  6. Jill February 22, 2016 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    What a nice surprise for your nephew and so cool that you can fly there and back! That Panera oatmeal looks so good! That whiteout tape is a lifesaver and so much better than the old liquid stuff! Have a wonderful week!

    Doused In Pink

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply

      It was a lot of fun! Thank Jill. Great to see you here this week!

  7. rachel @ athletic avocado February 22, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I have never tried pan era’s oatmeal but it sure does look amazing! It beats packet oatmeal anyway I’m sure 🙂

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

      It does! They have one with quinoa and it is really tasty!

  8. runawaybridalplanner February 22, 2016 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Your friend had a beautiful baby, congrats to her!!!
    So I can I just say, I am so excited for Fuller House too! I literally have only kept my Netflix subscription to watch it and I can’t wait until it starts later this week!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

      I’ve totally kept Netflix just for Fuller House too. I’m waiting for a free evening to start it– so excited!

  9. Annmarie February 22, 2016 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    How did I not know Panera had oatmeal? The closest one to me is like 30 mins away so I am usually not there during breakfast time but still, this is news to me! Oh and I am also really excited about Fuller House!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Yes! And one of them is a Quinoa Oatmeal. Both are really good! It’s nice to have a healthy option.

  10. Rosey Rebecca February 22, 2016 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    I love veggie pho and I’ve been to Wild Ginger too! So good! Super excited for Gilmore Girls!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:38 am - Reply

      It is so good! So many fabulous restaurants here.

  11. Mary Beth Jackson February 22, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    What a weekend full of beautiful little people! It does make a person smile! that flying around is the bomb! Does it make you nervous at all? I need to check out that Panera oatmeal that looks good! Happy Monday!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Flying doesn’t really make me nervous anymore. It is very calm up in the air most of the time. It is such a blessing to be able to go places– it makes the world a lot smaller 🙂

  12. Blane Sherer February 22, 2016 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Love that picture of you reading to Owen.
    Also, love that picture of baby Evelyn.
    There’s nothing sweeter than a new born baby.

  13. Emily February 22, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I’m sure you made your nephew’s weekend! What a sweet gift.

  14. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood February 22, 2016 at 10:01 am - Reply

    You are the best aunt in the world! So fun that you got to see your nephew. I can’t wait for Fuller House!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Thanks 🙂 I’ve been trying to take that title for years 🙂 Fuller House is live now– I haven’t had time to watch yet… I want to make an evening of it!

  15. [email protected] the Long Way Home February 22, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I just love how you can get in the plane and fly to wherever! I’d like to fly to work. The traffic here is terrible!

    Love all the cute little ones in your life!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:29 am - Reply

      Haha! We joke about the same thing. We’d love to not ever have to drive. I’m sure your traffic is an entirely different level of bad though.

  16. Oh those little planes scare me to death but you look very relaxed! Looks like a fun weekend. Super cute little babe

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:28 am - Reply

      When I met my Hubby I told him I’d never fly with him… my how times change 🙂 My love of going places won me over. It’s actually a lot of fun and you get used to it.

  17. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections February 22, 2016 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I love Pho of all kinds. It’s my new favorite these days. You’re so sweet to bring your nephew a gift! I wish I could fly places 🙂 A friend of mine is a pilot and he sometimes visits his dad in NY for lunch and then flies home. Must be so fun!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:27 am - Reply

      It is a lot of fun. My hubby LOVES it and I really like to go places, so it’s a good combination. It’s such a blessing in our lives.

  18. Dan Steadman February 22, 2016 at 8:29 am - Reply

    The Panera Oatmeal with strawberries is really good…and healthy and good at after a good workout …loving lately…working with 5th and 6th graders midweek and on Sunday

  19. [email protected] February 22, 2016 at 8:20 am - Reply

    I’m so glad you got to spend some time with Owen on his birthday! 2 is such a fun age!
    I’ve never had Pho before, but next time we’re in Asheville I’m going to have to check that restaurant out.
    Evelyn is so cute!!!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:25 am - Reply

      It’s really good! I’ve also heard this place called Gan Shan Station has good homemade Ramen. So much good food here.

  20. Marilyn February 22, 2016 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Evelyn certainly loves her Aunt Julie!!

  21. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy February 22, 2016 at 7:45 am - Reply

    How awesome that you can just fly there and back!
    I love being able to spend my niece and nephews birthday with them, rather than just sending them presents.

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:22 am - Reply

      I agree. We always make an effort to get there or around their Birthdays.

  22. Susie @ SuzLyfe February 22, 2016 at 7:38 am - Reply

    I feel like I say this all the time, but so cool that you guys can pop around and do so many things. I’m going to recommend to Alex that he start flying lessons in his free time. He has so much of it ;D Welcome to the world, baby Evelyn!

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:21 am - Reply

      It is such a blessing. My hubby loves it so much and I really like to go places, so it’s a good combination. Alex may love it too!

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