Things I’m Loving Lately 28

///Things I’m Loving Lately 28

Things I’m Loving Lately 28

Happy Wednesday, loves!

Quick reminder! The Best of the Blogs Linkup will be THIS FRIDAY October 28th.  Bloggers stop by to share your favorite post of the month or a Top Posts roundup.  Non-bloggers check out everyone’s best work of the month in one place.

In full not living for the weekend madness, the Hubs and I went to Sierra Nevada Brewery last night.  Woop! Did you follow along on Instagram Stories?  I’m not sure going to a bar on a Tuesday night was what I meant… but I’m going with it! haha!  I was just glad he didn’t have to work.

Before I forget…here’s your weekly dose of Makena Rose photos….


She’s hardly holding still these days so this is as good as it gets!  AND YES, she seemed to grow overnight.


So cute!  Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite things this October!  Here we go….

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Things I’m Loving Lately 28

Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Tea

Oh my friends… if you are tea lover like I am, you will LOVE this stuff.  It’s just the right amount of pumpkin spice and sweetness without going overboard. I’ve been enjoying a cup every morning.  You can get it on Amazon HERE <—affiliate link.


October POPSUGAR Must Have Box

I’m continuing my partnership with POPSUGAR to share their super fun Must Have Box with y’all.  They sent this box to me!


I wrote more about the specifics of the program last month, but it’s basically a subscription service where you pay for $25 (with a 6 month membership) of goodies and get a curated box of surprises worth more than $100.


It’s kind of like your best friend went and picked up a bunch of fun full-sized fashion, beauty and home items and then mailed them to you in a fun pink box.  I seriously stalk the mail when I know it’s coming.  This month’s highlights were a super cute Henri Bendel umbrella


Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner —>this is actually one of my drug store favs!


Dark Hot Chocolate and  Rise & Shine Mug…


PLUS a super useful makeup remover cloth, bubble bath and a book!


Now if that doesn’t make you want to cozy down for a fall hot chocolate bubble bath… I don’t know what will!  All the products are so luxurious.  Order your own POPSUGAR Must Have Box here and use the coupon code SHOP5 to save $5 off your first box.

Roots & Branches Hand-Crafted Crackers

It seems like everywhere we go in Asheville where we order some sort of cheese plate (which happens more than I care to admit 🙂 ) they serve these amazing little Roots & Branches Hand-Crafted Crackers.

They literally have less than a handful of ingredients on the box and are so good.  I adore that local business here support other local businesses.  If you ever see these, snag a box because they are delightful.



Last weekend the Hubs and I stopped to get some apples at a farm in Hendersonville.  There is nothing like fresh apples this time of year!


I got a bag where you can put a bunch of different varieties in the same bag, so sadly I don’t even remember which types where which though.  They are all very tasty though.


I know I’ve been all Makena Rose, all the time here… but my sweet Rhett has been such a trooper with all the changes.  The two of them are slowly starting to get along, although Makena will NOT leave him alone so we do keep them separate a lot to give the old man a break.


The other week I had a terrible scare where his breathing was labored and his gums were looking white.  I spent the afternoon loving on him and was really scared, but he seemed to fight though whatever was causing the problem and is better now.  I know my time with him is limited at this point (he’s over 15 now) but I’m not sure how I’ll ever be ready or cope.  So, I’ve really been focusing on giving him as much love as the puppy.  He’ll always be my first true love.

Running in a Skirt Love

Last week ended up being a big week for Running in a Skirt!  My Healthier Apple Pie Greek Yogurt Pancakes photo go picked for the Food & Wine Instagram feed..

Apple Pie Greek Yogurt Pancakes Healthy for breakfast

AND my Cranberry, Vanilla and Almond Crock Pot Granola got picked up for a Huffington Post Canada roundup.

Cranberry & Almond Crock Pot Granola Recipe / Running in a Skirt

I pour my heart into these photos and recipes so it feels kind of amazing to get noticed by some big names!  Woop!

Thanks for making Running in a Skirt part of your day!  Come back tomorrow for a great way to keep your energy up during this long holiday weekend.

I’m linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:55-04:00 October 26th, 2016|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|41 Comments


  1. kimmythevegan October 28, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Your dogs are just both so cute!! Poor Rhett. It must be tough dealing with a pup at an older age. I hope he hangs around a little while longer for you… it is always so tough losing a pet. They are our family.

    I’m loving apples too! I miss living back east as the apples were much better than the ones in California, but I’m still enjoying all things apple right now.
    I hope you have a great weekend Julie!

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law October 28, 2016 at 1:45 am - Reply

    That Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Tea is so so good and you’ve just reminded me I need to order some!

    I totally understand your fear with Rhett! Our first dog had a heart condition and had a few episodes just before she passed and I was TERRIFIED. You really can never be prepared to lose a loved one – whether they’re human or furry it’s all the same – but I am SO glad he is doing well now!

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      It is so hard! Thanks for the support, Kristy!

  3. Brea October 27, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Your puppy is adorable! I have such an affinity for older dogs, though. They such wise souls and have the sweetest disposition.

    I’m loving sweet and spicy pickled jalapenos…like, I can’t get enough of them; in sandwiches, burritos, nachos, chili… I found them at TJs and I pick up a few jars almost every time I go there. They get me hooked on something and then stop carrying it, so at least I’ll be set for a good while once that happens.

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      They do! Old dogs are so wise. Pickled jalapenos really are the best!

  4. Farrah October 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Yay! I’m going to have to remember to stop by for Best of Blogs this month! (How is it already the end of October!? What is this?!)

    Makena Rose is so adorable. I’m glad she and Rhett are slowly starting to get along! That pumpkin tea sounds effing awesome! I’m definitely going to need to try that out!! :O

  5. Andrea on Vacation October 27, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I will not show my boyfriend your blog due to cute boxer pics! He wants another and I think Makena Rose would make him insist on another.

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      Haha! Welllll she is quite a handful… if that helps!!

  6. Emily October 26, 2016 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Ooh wow, Julie that’s so cool that you had your recipes featured on two popular places!!! You so deserve all the features; your recipes are BEEYOOTIFUL!

  7. Lauren October 26, 2016 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Your doggies are adorable!! I love your granola crockpot recipe! Congrats!!

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lauren! I love them so much. Thanks for your support too.

  8. Dani @ Dani California Cooks October 26, 2016 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Gosh Rhett is such a cutie. I’m such a sucker for dachsunds!

  9. Lauren October 26, 2016 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Love your doggies! SO adorable! I need to try this pumpkin tea!

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lauren! It’s my favorite kind of pumpkin tea I’ve tried.

  10. [email protected] the Long Way Home October 26, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Awww, your pups are adorable! My Cocoa is a wild animal but she cracks us up! I thought she’d be calming down by now but she’s crazier than ever. Sigh. At least she’s housebroken…

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Oh nooooo… really??? We thought we’d nailed housebreaking and then she got terrible again. Sigh… Good thing they’re cute.

  11. Patricia @Sweet and Strong October 26, 2016 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Your dogs are so cute! And congrats on your recipes being featured, that’s amazing and makes you feel like all your hard work is worth it. How is October already almost over?!?!

  12. Always love my Popsugar box and this month had great stuff indeed! Have not tried pumpkin tea yet 🙂

  13. Dan Steadman October 26, 2016 at 8:17 am - Reply

    loving my middle grade students who also run….great to see the next generation come along, and even a few who are predicting the point at which they pass me….love the Sierra Nevada brewery, good choice…I loved the Draught Pale Ale…wish it was in stores

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      haha!!! Oh no!!! My friends kids pass me now too…. so sad!

  14. Beth Ann Chiles October 26, 2016 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Love your doggies! Such cute pictures. Your recipes look amazing and congrats on the recognition—getting the photos perfect after making the recipe is such a challenge sometimes and you rocked it. I am such a subscription box addict and have not tried PopSugar so now might be the time since you gave me a discount. 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks! They are hams!!! It is so gratifying to nailing a good photo!

  15. [email protected] October 26, 2016 at 7:39 am - Reply

    I have tried a Pumpkin tea recently and it did not have much flavor. Maybe I need to try that brand. You got a lot of great goodies in your Pop Sugar box.

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      This one is packed with flavor! I’ve had some duds too!

  16. Shelley Marcy October 26, 2016 at 7:36 am - Reply

    As someone who has worked for many years with Senior and Special Needs companion animals through Friends for Life, I know your love for Rhett. I also already know the pain and loss you will feel when he is gone. He is your first love, but you are his hero. He will fight for every moment on this Earth to be with you, protect you and love you. The greatest gift you can give an old dog, is your time. It’s so easy to just go on about your day while they sleep away the hours. Trust me on this….wake him up and give him your attention. Then when he lays his head back down for yet another nap…. His dreams will be so much sweeter……

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 11:59 am - Reply

      Such good advice. Waking him up now. 🙂 xoxo

  17. Martha October 26, 2016 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Cutest dogs, love their photos. Congratulations on your good photos being picked up!

  18. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 26, 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Aw, the pupsters. Ridley is SO GOOD at class, but then such a terror at home. Well, not really a terror–she is still so good. But there are definitely things that we must work on!

  19. Mary Jean Henson October 26, 2016 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Food and Wine and Hugfington Post recognization…Whoop, whoop!! Both look beautiful AND taste amazing.

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Mary Jean! I appreciate the support.

  20. Blane Sherer October 26, 2016 at 6:30 am - Reply

    I’m sure you enough love to share with both
    of your dogs ( smile ).

  21. Mary Beth Jackson October 26, 2016 at 5:25 am - Reply

    Cute pics of both dogs! I get the popsugar mini – love it! I say grab a date night anytime you can!!!

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