Things I’m Loving Lately 31

///Things I’m Loving Lately 31

Things I’m Loving Lately 31

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend?  Mine was pretty low-key, as expected.  We ended up getting Makena spayed on Friday, so I spent much of the weekend spending time with her and trying to keep her calm.  It was a last minute thing because I had an appointment at the end of the month, but I wanted to do it before then so I asked the vet to call me if they had any cancellations.  They had one on Friday, so I jumped at it.  She was so pitiful, and I was pretty sad that she was hurting, but I know it was the right thing to do for a million reasons so I did it.

And oh yeah… it snowed this weekend.  So much for spring in the mountains! lol!

Since my weekend recap would have been pretty lame, I thought I’d share some Things I’m Loving Lately… here we gooooo….

Things I’m Loving Lately 31

Makena in the Grass

Last Thursday it was a glorious 71 degrees and I let Makena play outside for a long time.

You’d have thought the grass was a velvet blanket the way she was playing with it.  She kept flattening herself out and rolling around.  It’s kind of crazy that the grass is already like this. Normally it doesn’t turn green until April and this year it didn’t even ever turn brown for winter.

Ohhh to see the world through a puppies eyes.  I can’t wait until we’re back to this.

Big Salad Bowls

One of my favorite lunches for days when I’m powering through work at home is to make a big salad bowl with all the random veggies in the fridge.

I try to pack as many colors as possible!  I’m sharing the way I dress these salads in a new video coming out next week.  I haven’t bought much bottled salad dressing in years!

Roots Hummus

I go through phases with hummus where I eat it nonstop and then I don’t eat it at all for awhile.  Right now I’m in total hummus mode.  This hummus is really popular in Asheville and is made locally.  So good!

Olay ProX Brush

This one is kind of random, but I found a skin/face exfoliating system that I love and thought I’d share.  I’ve had this Olay ProX brush with this head for awhile.  I recently started using it again and feel like it’s really helped me skin stay clear and smooth.  The brush is great for keeping your skin smooth and clear.

When I was in the store the other day I picked up  this brush kit to upgrade it to the Microdermabrasion set.    I was curious more than anything.  The regular brush head I had is to the right and the one I added is to the left.

I was so glad I got it because I love it and feel like it’s bringing new life to my skin.  It exfoliates A LOT so I’ve only been using it twice a week, but I can tell a big difference.  You need the scrub and the scrubber tool <— technical term.. haha!, to get the full effect but it really feels like I’ve had a nice facial and allows my skin to brighten!

You can buy a kit with both brush heads here. Not sponsored in anyway just thought you’d like to know.

Taking the Blog on the Road

I love working from home, but it’s nice to get some work in a coffee shop or cafe every once in a while!  This was my view last week.

I call it taking the blog on the road and it’s always a way to bring more inspiration into the fold.

I hope you are having an inspiring start to your day too.  Have a blessed Monday everyone!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Come back tomorrow for my favorite naturally green foods for St. Patrick’s Day.

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday & Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:50-04:00 March 13th, 2017|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|37 Comments


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  2. Farrah March 19, 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait til it warms up again too! There was a snowstorm earlier this week and all the offices/clinics closed for the day, but since I’m considered “essential personnel” at the hospital, I walked through the snowstorm to get there, haha. We need you, spring!!

    That hummus sounds amazing, and I still can’t get over how quickly Makena Rose is growing up! <3!!

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2017 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Oh man! That was me at the TV station… I had to get there no matter what.
      She is growing up so fast! Last time I checked she was 35 pounds!

  3. kimmythevegan March 17, 2017 at 12:26 am - Reply

    I seriously can’t get over how cute your puppy is!!! Oh my goodness. I know it sucks she was in pain, but it’s definitely for the best. Poor thing.
    I go through hummus phases as well, I just got back onto it haha. The Roots Hummus looks really good!
    Hope you’re having a great week!

    • JulieWunder March 18, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

      Thanks! She’s back and crazy as ever! lol! You can borrow her for a day! haha!

  4. Edye March 13, 2017 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    That hummus sounds amazing! I don’t think they sell it where I live, but I’ll do some more research. Hummus brands I love are Sabra and Tribe; with pretzels of course 😉

  5. [email protected] March 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Your pup is just too cute in the grass! This weather has been so crazy here too. 70s last weekend and this weekend in the 30s. Luckily it didn’t snow. I need a good exfolator. I will look into that

  6. [email protected] March 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    We got snow here too which lead to our couples massage getting cancelled which I booked MONTHS in advance for my husband’s birthday. Such a bummer, but I did thoroughly enjoy the 70 degree whether that preceded it!

  7. Blane Sherer March 13, 2017 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Hope Makena is back to her normal puppy self soon.
    We are in for a blast of winter for a few days.

  8. [email protected] March 13, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Think I’ll give that local hummus a try! Makena is so sweet. Hope she is back to her puppy self soon!

  9. Annmarie March 13, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Those snaps of your dog though, SO CUTE!

    • JulieWunder March 15, 2017 at 9:39 am - Reply

      Thanks! she’s a doll… when she’s not being a crazy girl…

  10. Emily March 13, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Velvety soft grass sounds absolutely wonderful! And I hope little Makena is feeling better soon; I’m thankful that God knows exactly what’s wrong with our pups even when we don’t.

    • JulieWunder March 15, 2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

      She is doing a lot better already! Hope you are having a good week too.

  11. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition March 13, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Aw, poor Makena. Sending her lots of love. When we got Sophie spayed it was a sad sight for a few days but then she was all back to new. 🙂 Makena is so cute in that grass.

    Excited to see how you dress your salads!

    • JulieWunder March 15, 2017 at 9:33 am - Reply

      yes! She is already back to her crazy self! Just trying to keep her calm, which is proving a bigger challenge than the surgery itself! lol!

  12. Lisa Ballantyne March 13, 2017 at 9:38 am - Reply

    I hope that sweet Makena is mending nicely from that “procedure.” Yes it was the right thing to do for her; one of those things where just because Mother knows best, doesn’t mean our hearts don’t break when they are hurting through it!

    That salad looks amazing, btw! Being Type 2 diabetic, salads and plenty of veggie dishes comprise much of my diet!

    Have a great week!

    • JulieWunder March 15, 2017 at 9:32 am - Reply

      She is back to feeling better! Just trying to keep her calm is the huge challenge now. I didn’t know you were a diabetic! Hope some of my veggie recipes help!

  13. Carrie thisfitchick March 13, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

    What a nice work from view home! Pretty jealous! I haven’t had hummus in a while and you reminded me to pick some up!

  14. Paula March 13, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Please give Makenna kisses & Well wishes from me!! May your Monday & week be a Blessed one also my friend!

    • JulieWunder March 15, 2017 at 9:28 am - Reply

      I will! She is acting like nothing happened now! Thanks for the well wishes! You too! xoxo

  15. Hope Makenna is feeling better! That hummus looks yum will look for it

  16. I bet Makena Rose is already feeling better this morning. Cocoa bounced back really quickly from her surgery. It didn’t even seem like she had it done after a day or 2!

    • JulieWunder March 15, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

      Oh yes! Same thing with Makena. And now I’m supposed to keep her calm for 10 days….. yeeeaaahhhhhhh. 🙂

  17. heather @Lunging Through Life March 13, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Aww hope she’s doing better today!!!

    • JulieWunder March 15, 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply

      She is! She’s acting like nothing happened but I’m supposed to keep her calm! lol! 🙂

  18. Susie @ Suzlyfe March 13, 2017 at 6:36 am - Reply

    I honestly think my favorite place to work on the blog is away from home! It is just so necessary to get me to focus. Because otherwise, you know that Ridley is all up in my business. Have a great week, Julie!

  19. Mary Beth Jackson March 13, 2017 at 6:35 am - Reply

    I use a facial scrub brush daily from Clinique and I just love the way it makes my skin feel! All great things! I hope the pup is feeling better she is just too cute!

    • JulieWunder March 15, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

      She is feeling lots better. Crazy as ever… 🙂

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