Things I’m Loving Lately 30

///Things I’m Loving Lately 30

Things I’m Loving Lately 30

Hello healthy peeps and happy Monday!

I’m in Washington DC right now visiting my best friend Sarah and my high school friend Rebecca.  I’m coming back home later today, but thought I’d schedule this post to publish while I was gone. I’ve already done a lot of the touristy things in DC (here, here and here plus that time I went in search of pandas at the National Zoo,) so this trip was a lot more about just catching up. I plan on sharing highlights from my trip later this week.

In the meantime, lets catch up with some Things I’m Loving Lately… (Can you believe I’m on 30 of these??)

Things I’m Loving Lately 30

Studio Yoga Class

I adore going to studio yoga class, but it seems to be the first thing that gets cut from my routine when I get busy.  Life has been a little more calm lately and I’ve really been enjoying adding a class a week back into my routine.  It really stretches my mind and body in ways I don’t get from just doing my same ole’ stuff at home.

Florida Strawberries

Florida strawberries popped back into the grocery store last week and I literally ran over to the display and started smelling them!  Yes.. I’m the kook who gets WAY to excited for my own good in the produce department.  There seems to be a lull in my access to decent fruit, especially berries, from mid-fall until those first berries hit the shelves about this time year.

Growing up in Florida, I always enjoyed going to strawberry festival and eating so many that my stomach hurt.  Now that I live in the mountains, I feel like once I see those, spring is coming!  I’ve already eaten probably 6 pints and don’t plan on stopping! lol!  How about Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats this week?

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats-Easy, healthy breakfast / Running in a Skirt


Makena Rose Sleeping Through the Night

I hadn’t really talked about this much, but Makena has really struggled sleeping through the night without peeing in her crate.  Yup…. at least she’s cute?

That means that the Hubs and I have taken turns getting up and letting her out at all terrible hours since we got her almost 5 months ago.  I’m not complaining, but I’d be lying if I’d told you it hasn’t been a royal pain and made me really tired and occasionally grumpy.

The big news is we tested her last week again to see if she’d make it and she did!  No more getting up in the middle of the night and I’m loving that.  God bless you folks with small children… I don’t know how you do it.


Ohhh guys! Have you tried these Nut-Thins yet?  They are crackers made of almonds!  They taste amazing and have more nutritional value than a regular cracker.  Bonus points because you can eat a big handful for minimal calories.  They are also naturally gluten-free for those who need that diet.

I find they are tricky to find in my store, but you can order them on Amazon here.

Ginger Lemongrass Tea

I mentioned this the last time I published one of these, but I am still on a big fancy tea kick.  My favorite flavor by far is Ginger Lemongrass.

I have this one above and adore it.  It is loose leaf though.  If you need a more budget friendly option in bags, try this one.


The Hubs knows me all too well and came home with some GIANT sunflowers for Valentine’s Day.  SWWOOOONNN….

They make my heart happy!

I hope this inspires you to take a little time out of your life to appreciate all the joys that surround you on a daily basis.  Catch up on all the other Things I’m Loving Lately!  And in honor of my 30th version of this… here’s the first one… yikes!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for a brand new video featuring 5 healthy swaps I make in my kitchen that can transform the way you eat.

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday.

Your turn!

What are you  loving lately?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:51-04:00 February 20th, 2017|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|37 Comments


  1. kimmythevegan February 25, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    This post is so fun! I like hearing things you love =)
    I hope you had a fun time in D.C. There are so many things to do there, I look forward to seeing your post about it. It’s always nice to catch up with friends, too.
    “Growing up in Florida, I always enjoyed going to strawberry festival” Oh how fun! Where I grew up, we had maple syrup festivals as Canada is a huge producers. I didn’t appreciate it when I was a kiddo, but loved it as I got older.
    Ohhh poor Makenna Rose and her little puppy bladder. Glad it’s getting easier.
    And those sunflowers are GORGEOUS!

  2. Andrea on Vacation February 21, 2017 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    I’d love to tell you it gets better as boxers age but we also take our 8 year old boxer out almost everynight between 3-5am. Super fun. But yeah, they are cute so we are keeping him 🙂

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

      oh jeeesh! Our other boxer Reina was pretty good! At least they are cute…

  3. Blane Sherer February 21, 2017 at 6:40 am - Reply

    I know you love your sunflowers .
    Very Nice !

  4. Kristy from Southern In Law February 21, 2017 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Those nut thins sound incredible! I make homemade almond crackers every now and again but it would be so great to have a convenient option for last minute get togethers!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

      I know! I’m not gluten free, but I still love them for the nutritional value and taste. They go awesome on a cheese plate!

  5. Joan February 20, 2017 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    I love the crackers. I get the Hint of Salt brand. Our Ingles store almost always have them but they sell fast. I think I might try you strawberry overnight oats.

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Hope you enjoy them! Thanks so much for stopping by Joan!

  6. Cyndi February 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I didn’t know you were a Floridian! I grew up in Plant City and have lived here for 20 years. First thing I look for at the grocery in the winter. I noticed they are also growing blackberries there now too.

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:01 am - Reply

      No way! Yes, I grew up in Orlando (Dr. Phillips area) and went to UF! I’ll have to look for the blackberries… thanks for the tip.

  7. Edye February 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I can totally relate to doggy sleep troubles. I’m still trying to get my dog to sleep in her crate for a good 8 hours without getting up. We’ve had her since November and I’m hoping we’ll get her into a better routine soon. The dog mom struggle is real!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:00 am - Reply

      It is!! I never in a million years thought she wouldn’t be sleeping all night at this point.

  8. Annmarie February 20, 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I LOVE Nut-Thins- they’re one of the crackers I always keep on hand at my house. So happy your puppy decided to finally sleep through the night, it’s never fun having to wake up to deal with pee…human, dog or otherwise 😛

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:00 am - Reply

      They are great crackers! And I totally agree about the pee thing… ugh!

  9. [email protected] February 20, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Awwwww that face! How can you be mad having to get up to that? Even though you didn’t mind, I’m sure it is nice getting a restful sleep these days. I have never heard of those nut thins. Will have to look for those next time I go to store.

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Her face is really adorable. I do love my sleep though! lol!

  10. Jaime February 20, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I’ve loved watching your Insta-stories this weekend! And that sleeping through the night bit is SO HARD. I was up at 3 with the baby and 5 with the 5-year-old (his pillowcase came off his pillow and he needed me to fix it.) And ohmyword I want to sleep so much right now.

  11. Lisa Ballantyne February 20, 2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Loved reading today’s post Julie! You gave me a couple of great ideas to add to our pantry! Never knew you were a Florida girl once! Did you ever attend the strawberry festival in Plant City by chance?

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 8:51 am - Reply

      Oh yes! I grew up in Orlando and went to UF! I went to the strawberry festival every year! LOVED it!

  12. Let me know next time you are in DC would love to meet up! The weather was amazing this weekend too

  13. Dan Steadman February 20, 2017 at 8:16 am - Reply

    can’t relate to the puppy not sleeping through the night, but three kids…the key is tag teaming and coffee or other forms of caffeine and prayer…..what I am loving lately? Pisgah Brewing’s Winter Warmer….sooooo good

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Ohhh I’ll have to get that one for the Hubs!

      • Dan Steadman March 5, 2017 at 2:02 pm - Reply

        Only available at the brewery…great place

  14. Emily February 20, 2017 at 8:02 am - Reply

    I know exactly what you mean by puppies sleeping through the night. It’s such a huge blessing when they do; my puppy has just finally been able to do a few nights of 7-8 hours in the kennel without a break. I’m so thankful. Puppies are definitely a labor of love…

  15. heather @Lunging Through Life February 20, 2017 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Haha I always forget dogs are so similar to kids with sleeping at night! They need diapers 😉 But really 5 months is quite a while so I’m glad you are finally getting full nights sleep! It all adds up!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 8:32 am - Reply

      I know! Just as soon as I mentioned this she’s back at not making it again. I totally jinxed it!!

  16. Beth Ann Chiles February 20, 2017 at 6:50 am - Reply

    How wonderful that the pup is making it trough the night! Yay! That is a huge milestone (just like in a baby’s life). I agree about the strawberries. I dipped a bunch in dark chocolate for the hubby for Valentine’s Day but honestly—I might have eaten more than him. 🙂

  17. Susie @ Suzlyfe February 20, 2017 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Yay for the pup making it through the night! It is weird, Ridley had an accident in her crate the other day–we don’t know exactly when, because we found it dried over the weekend. Poor little girl, she must have been mortified!

  18. Mary Beth Jackson February 20, 2017 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Nothing beats going to the actual yoga studio- it is just the whole environment I think and yes I am loving it! Florida Strawberries are the best, I can’t wait to stock up at the festival! Have a great week!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

      I totally agree! I think my Dad went to the festival this weekend!

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