Things I’m Loving Lately 27

///Things I’m Loving Lately 27

Things I’m Loving Lately 27

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How has your week been going?  Mine has been full on puppy mayhem.   Don’t know what I’m talking about?  Make sure you catch yesterday’s big announcement!

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

It’s been 15 years since I had a puppy and WOW it’s crazy how you forget.  So far we’ve been on a play, sleep, potty, repeat schedule that has left little time for anything productive.  But hopefully we’ll find a better way to handle the routine soon.  Working from home with a puppy is borderline laughable.  But the cuteness totally makes up for it!

For now, let’s talk about some other Things I’m Loving Lately!

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Things I’m Loving Lately 27

Makena Rose

Oh jeesh guys.  No way this list was happening with her on it!

Makena Rose

She is soooo funny because she doesn’t know ANYTHING.  She’s so hilarious on new surfaces she’s not used to.  She is just now starting to accept grass.  She’ll stand at the end of the brick patio and just pick up one foot at a time trying to walk in it.

Makena Rose

It’s crazy how much older dogs know that you taught them at some point.  Having a puppy really makes you realize that!  One day this grass will most likely be her favorite place in the world.  Reina loved to lay in it.

Makena Rose

Last puppy pictures of the day…. I promise!

Garden Peppers

I pulled out the last of my green beans and tomatoes the other day so all I have left in my garden for the year are the pepper plants.  They have been LOVING the summer-like heat we’ve been having.  I gave a bunch of my banana peppers to my Brother and the plant is still going crazy!

Banana Peppers

I’m thinking about doing a version of jalapeno poppers with them this weekend, just with banana peppers.  I’ll also freeze some for pizzas for the rest of the year.  I’d love to pickle them, but with that crazy puppy to watch it’s just not going to happen this year :-).

I’m also getting a ton of poblano peppers!

Poblano Peppers

Last year I made Mexican Quinoa Vegetarian Stuffed Poblanos and they were pretty awesome, so I might repeat that.  If you don’t have or like poblanos you can make that recipe with bell peppers too.  Either way it’s really tasty.

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers - quinoa stuffed vegetarian meal!/ Running in a Skirt

Fall Decor

I finally excepted the inevitable and put up my first round of fall decor.  I’ve been burning a pumpkin candle and eating varies pumpkin food too.  It may not feel like fall at all, but I’m going to embrace it!

I didn’t really change anything this year, so if you’ve been a long time reader I’m sure this looks familiar!  I have a LOT more Halloween and Thanksgiving specific decor, but I’m just not there yet.

Fall Decor

I also put back out the big dog bed and Rhett immediately claimed it as his own.  We’ve been taking Makena Rose and Rhett’s relationship VERY, very slow… but so far it’s been good.  Poor guy doesn’t know what hit him!

Fall Decor

I also changed out my summer flowers to mums!


And changed out my planters to pansies and violas.  These aren’t blooming yet, but they will be purple and yellow violas.

Fall Decor

My deck boxes have red and yellow pansies!  They should fill out in the next week or so.

Fall Decor

First Signs of Fall

One of the greatest joys of running outside is getting an up close and personal view of the seasons changing.  Because you are outside so much, you really pick up on the slow and subtle ways the seasons melt into each other.


It’s such a joy.  My trail is slowly starting to look more fallish and it’s been kind of nice to see.  I’m hoping to do another big fall hike to year to REALLY see the leaves!  This was Hawksbill Mountain last year and it was totally worth the trek.

Hawksbill Mountain Hike, Linville Gorge in Western North Carolina, Tips, pictures and directions!/ Running in a Skirt

September’s Pop Sugar Must Have Box

POPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try and I’ve been swooning over the contents since.  I have to admit, I’ve never been the biggest fan of the idea of a subscription box, but I decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed.  I am totally on board now.

Look at all these goodies!

Pop Sugar Must Have Box September 2016

The idea is you sign up to get a box and POPSUGAR mails it each month like a surprise package from a friend.  It’s designed with fun, popular products across fashion, beauty, home and more.  It really feels like someone went shopping just for you.  All products are full size too!  Once I found out it was coming, I checked the mail everyday like a big kid.  So much fun!

The boxes are $39.95, but the value of the products inside are always over $100.  You get a discount if you sign up for 3 or 6 months at a time. It’s really a good deal!

Pop Sugar Must Have Box September 2016

This month I’m loving this hair mask.  Since I have longer hair, it always needs a little TLC.

Pop Sugar Must Have Box September 2016

Since I just got another dog, this retractable and reusable lint roller could not have come at a better time.  And those yummy gluten free bites are sooo good!  Totally legit.

Pop Sugar Must Have Box September 2016

My two favorites are this lip gloss.  It doesn’t come out near as red as it looks here and is such a lovely color!  I’ll showcase it on a Fashion Friday soon.

Pop Sugar Must Have Box September 2016

I’m also obsessed with this hat! I plan on styling it with a blanket scarf and boots soon.  I’ll also be featuring it on Fashion Friday in the coming weeks.

Pop Sugar Must Have Box September 2016

Check out the POPSUGAR Must Have Box!   They also have a MINI version which looks fun too.  If you shop, make sure to use my special coupon code SHOP5 which saves you $5 off your first box!  Score!

Thanks for making Running in a Skirt part of your day!  Come back tomorrow for an epic collection of  Vegetarian Crock Pot Soups!

I’m linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:56-04:00 September 28th, 2016|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|19 Comments


  1. kimmythevegan September 30, 2016 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Oh your puppy is seriously cute! I’m sure she’ll be trained in no time… hopefully you get some sleep in the meantime ;p
    She already looks slightly bigger than the last post. She is getting bigger already!
    Your stuffed peppers look so good! I’m going to try and veganize them. I like the idea of using pablanos too – would give a good flavour.

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law September 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Don’t worry, Makena and Rhett might be taking their time but soon they’ll LOVE each other. Chanel was TERRIFIED of Trixie when we brought her home (and she was maybe all of two inches long hahaha) and it took three weeks until Chanel accepted her and wasn’t running a million miles an hour in the other direction. Now? They’re totally best buddies. They sleep together, play with each other all the time and cry when the other is out of the house and won’t settle until they’re back together!

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      That’s such good news! I’ll settle for tolerating each other, but best buds would be awesome too! 🙂

  3. Alaina @ The Simple Peach September 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Your puppy is so cute! Puppy snuggles are the best. I am loving fall décor too. I’ve got the mantle all spruced up now I need some mums on the stoop 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Puppy snuggles are the best! Thanks so much Alaina!

  4. [email protected] September 28, 2016 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Omg. …..adorable! Rhett will warm up to her. That is how our older one was when we first brought our new pup home. But they later became best buds. Love the fall decor. As much as I hate for summer to be over I guess we can only embrace it.

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      That’s good to hear. It might take awhile, but I think we’ll get to wear they can be around each other more!

  5. Emily September 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    I LOVE watching puppies discover and play and wonder at the world around them; I think it keeps me wondering at the world instead of taking things for granted. The way that they are a bit clutsy but super curious is SO adorable; we have 2 puppies right now, and they are just so entertaining to watch.

    I want to come over and just look at all your fall decor; it really is making me feel all cozy inside.

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      She is soooo funny and sweet. And then she’s a little (or a lot) crazy… and then she naps! haha! Such a joy.

  6. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Oh my god! That might just be the cutest dog I have ever seen. I would love a puppy.

  7. [email protected] the Long Way Home September 28, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Your puppy is SO cute! How big will she be? I’m right in the thick of puppy craziness. Cocoa is almost 7 months old, can you believe it! She makes us laugh and she makes us mad. But we love her to death.

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      She’ll be 50-60. I’m hoping closer to 50, but I guess it doesn’t matter 🙂 I can’t believe Cocoa is 7 months– time flies!! Any puppy advice? We have our hands FULL!

  8. Patricia @Sweet and Strong September 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Aw your new puppy is adorable! The puppy stages are fun, but oh so much work. Oh and I’m so glad I’m not the only loving all hot peppers! We grew and canned a TON of banana peppers last year, I too love having them on pizza or with cheese and crackers. I’m definitely loving all things Fall since the weather finally got a bit cooler over the weekend. Excited to get out my boots and a cute fall outfit Saturday night.

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      Oh yes! I knew it was a lot of work but it’s 100 times more than I even remembered! Finally starting to get a routine after a week. Hope you had a good weekend and got use of those boots.

  9. Susie @ SuzLyfe September 28, 2016 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Ah, the puppy train. Welcome to a life of bathroom breaks 😀

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      Oh yes… how I’m supposed to get anything done is escaping me right now… 🙂

  10. heather @Lunging Through Life September 28, 2016 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I can’t handle the puppy cuteness!! And the matching bed. Oh gosh that’s perfect! Love your fall decor. It actually is feeling like fall around here (uhm, or winter with the 47 degrees it is right now) so it’s been perfect to have all of the decorations up!

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