Things I’m Loving Lately 29

///Things I’m Loving Lately 29

Things I’m Loving Lately 29

Hi everyone from sunny Key West!

Right now I’m loving Florida sun, tropical water, palm trees and rum drinks!  Seriously though, I actually prepared the bulk of this post last week, so I had a different frame of mind (lots of cozy stuff!) back in Asheville.

Either way here are some fun Things I’m Loving Lately…

Things I’m Loving Lately 29

Tea Forte

The Hubs got me this super cute mug and tea set for Christmas and I’m such a fan.  The mug is designed with a loose leaf tea holder inside and it has a little top on it.  It’s such a fun and simple way to make nice tea.


He also got me the matching box of single serve loose leaf teas.  The flavors are incredible and this variety box has been a lot of fun.  My favorites so far or Ginger Lemongrass, Mojito Marmalade and Blood Orange.

If you are tea fan, check this out!

Tea Kettle

So my lazy self got really tired of going back up the stairs to get hot water for my evening out of the Keurig all the time.  I ended up buying a tea kettle for our basement (which is where we usually settle in for the evening) and it’s been soooo nice!  Best money I’ve spent in a while.

I picked out this one because it had a 2 hour stay warm feature AND different temperatures of water for different types of tea.

You can kind of see what the tea strainer looks like in the mug in this photo.

Dachshund Ice Cubes

My aunt sent me this dachshund ice cube tray for Christmas.  I mean… what’s not to love! LOL!

Rhett & Makena Rose Paintings

My friend’s Mom is a talented painter and did these one of a kind pictures of Rhett and puppy Makena Rose.  My friend gave the Rhett one to me for my Birthday and gave me the Makena Rose one for Christmas.  They are priceless!

Dog Training

Our little puppy princess is growing so fast.  She’s crazy and we have some serious work to do training her, but them she gets these sweet moments where I’m so glad she is ours.

We started official dog training with her again last week.   A lot of her puppy habits aren’t going to be as cute when she’s a big dog, so it’s time to lay down the law.

Who wants to break it to her?


Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for a 4 ingredient Delicata Squash recipe that I know you will love.

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday.

Your turn!

What are you  loving lately?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:52-04:00 January 16th, 2017|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|32 Comments


  1. kimmythevegan January 19, 2017 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Puppy shaped ice cubes!! That will be so cute =D
    And those portraits are gorgeous!

  2. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition January 19, 2017 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness, those pictures are the best! So cute! I want one for my pups now too!

    I’m totally getting that tea kettle – thanks for sharing!

  3. Kristy from Southern In Law January 17, 2017 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    I always find it so odd that kettles aren’t a must have appliance in the US as I feel like everyone I know has at least one here and that’s the norm 😛 The first time I went over to the US I bought Jesse’s Mom a kettle because I didn’t like heating water on the stove/in the microwave every time I wanted tea – but ALL I could find in Louisiana was a camping kettle.

    Funnily enough she still keeps it and I know it doesn’t get used because she gets it out and washes it just before we arrive each trip 😛

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      I don’t know how I lived without it! SOOOO nice!

  4. Edye January 16, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Those paintings are so pretty! Such a great way to honor those fur legged angels in our lives <3

  5. Blane Sherer January 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I’m a tea fan too.
    Glad you are enjoying your
    mini-vacation in Florida.

  6. Runaway Bridal Planner January 16, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Love the tea kettle too!!!
    And yes those cubes are too cute!!!!

  7. I love the tea forte sampler it’s a great gift!

  8. Emily January 16, 2017 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Awww those ice cubes are so cute; and those pictures of your puppies are AMAZING! That tea also sounds really good.

  9. I gave my sister a Tea Forte teapot last year for Christmas. It’s so pretty and she was so thrilled!

    Cocoa still has some of those puppy habits we need to break. Funny, she behaves much better with me than she does with my husband…

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      Such a good gift! That’s good… Makena tries to get away with more with me and I’ve been trying to break that. sigh :0

  10. Paula Fox January 16, 2017 at 8:16 am - Reply

    I love the fur babies portraits!! The ice cube tray is so neat. I am also loving our warm spring like weather here in WNC, which I’m sure wont be long lasting.
    Good luck in your “puppy” training, and enjoy your Week ! ??☀️☀️

  11. Dan Steadman January 16, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

    those are awesome!!! Loving spending time with my friends

  12. Beth Ann Chiles January 16, 2017 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Ice Cube trays are adorable! As a tea lover I am always loving it when I see someone else who has some fun tea accessories. The mug is perfect and that kettle certainly makes the hot water thing much easier. The doggie pics are fabulous and I would not be one to say no to that adorable little face with the snow sprinkles on it! Have a great week.

  13. [email protected] January 16, 2017 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Love those pictures of the dogs! I always wanted to try the loose tea leaves but I just don’t know if I would get my money out of it. The whole set can get pricey between the tea, the strainer, the pot. I just do not know, because I am a coffee drinker, but tea would be great in the evenings.

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      It can! You could always do a simple little strainer in your own cup too!

  14. heather @Lunging Through Life January 16, 2017 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Tea kettle keeps it warm for 2 hours?! Ahh I need that! Honestly I am such a tea fanatic and when my tea kettle broke, there was no hesitation, I grabbed a Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupon and off I went to buy a new one, hah! Hope you’re having a fun vaca! Love the paintings of the pups. So cute!

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Oh I know! I stalked the Amazon reviews to find one that kept it warm for longer than 30 minutes.

  15. Susie @ Suzlyfe January 16, 2017 at 6:34 am - Reply

    OMG the ice cubes. SO CUTE. I love those paintings as well! I’m glad that you are having such a great time in Key West. You get those rum drinks, lady!

  16. Mary Beth Jackson January 16, 2017 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Those paintings are so nice! What a thoughtful gift! I don’t know how you are going to break it to the puppy that she is not perfect just the way she is! LOL! Keep sipping that tea!

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