Things I’m Loving Lately 34

Things I’m Loving Lately 34

Hello! Hello!

I hope you’ve had a great week.   My week has been filled with highs and lows.  With Rhett passing late last week I spent several days just struggling to concentrate or get anything done. Yesterday I felt like I snapped out of the fog a bit, but I know I still have some grieving to do.  I’m looking forward to this weekend for some downtime.  The one big thing I’m doing this weekend is meeting our friends for dinner at the Grove Park Inn.  We won a fancy meal at the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction last year and we finally found time to use it.  It will be the perfect distraction.

I hope y’all have something great planned this weekend too.

In blog news… don’t forget to enter the $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway and the $250 NOW Food Giveaway!  Now to that big news I’m excited to share with you…

Things I’m Loving Lately 34

Back on WLOS!

Sooooooo…. guess who is going to be doing a special segment on WLOS this Monday morning?  Meeee!!!!  I’m going to be back just Monday for a segment featuring healthy back to school breakfast and snack ideas during the 5 AM and 6 AM morning show.  It will be strange being back as a local blogger and not the meteorologist, but I can’t wait.  Plus… my breakfast and snack options will give you some great food ideas as we hit this busier season in our lives.

It will be so nice to hang with these guys again… although the early morning Monday wakeup call is going to be a rude awakening! lol!

For those of you who aren’t local, I’m going to do my best to get you the segment in a blog post sometime next week.

Makena Rose

There were probably a hundred times during the last year of having to care for a geriatric senior dog and a puppy at the same time that I questioned why we went ahead and got the second dog before the first one passed.  I’m not sure I talked about this a lot but it was super challenging to care for both of them at the same time.  I had my hands full.

That being said I am so grateful to have this sweet pup in my life and that she is already past the worst of the puppy-ness.  She’s super cuddly and has been such a comfort to me since I lost Rhett.  In the end it was worth it because I can’t imagine being a dog free house.  I love this smooshed little face so much.

No Meat Athlete Cookbook

I helped local bloggers Matt Frazier and Stepfanie Romine with their cookbook launch earlier this summer by hosting a Q&A for them at a bookstore.  Their new cookbook, The No Meat Athlete Cookbook, was so popular at the time they didn’t have a single extra copy to give to me at the time.

They finally reprinted and I got my copy and I’m in love.  This is such a fabulous PRACTICAL cookbook for anyone who wants to either go vegan, vegetarian or just eat more plant based meals.  So many cookbooks have stuff you’d never make but I literally wanted to make every single one of these.  Get your own copy HERE!  I really think y’all will love it.


Tazo Green Ginger Tea

Y’all know how much I love my tea.  I picked up a new one the other day and it’s my new favorite, Tazo Green Ginger Tea.  The ginger is subtle, but such a nice addition.

That’s all for today.  For you local folks, I’ll see you on WLOS Monday!!!


Want more Things I’m Loving Lately?  Check out the past posts.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Come back Monday for a recap of my Hilton Head trip.

I’m linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday


Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

By | 2017-08-25T07:35:29-04:00 August 25th, 2017|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|27 Comments


  1. Andrea on Vacation August 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    I think it is awesome you are going “back to work” for the segment. I know I enjoyed the first time I reentered my former work place just because I missed the people. ALso, I’m obsessed with ginger tea- but I like it full-flavored ginger- so tasty!

    • JulieWunder September 4, 2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

      It is weird to go back! I love plain ginger tea too. Have you had the fresh type at a Vietnamese restaurant??? So good!

  2. Mary Beth Jackson August 28, 2017 at 6:18 am - Reply

    I hope you have a blast on Monday- kudos to you! You have a lot of great things going on, I know Rhett will always be in your heart and Makena Rose will keep you hopping- in good way! Have a great week! and I need to try that tea!

  3. Farrah August 26, 2017 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Sending you lots and lots of love. <3 I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm really glad that you have Makena Rose around to keep you company! <3

    That's awesome that you're back on WLOS–yay for healthy eating! 😀 You know I love my cookbooks, so that No Meat Athlete's Cookbook looks awesome to me! *-*

    Green tea + ginger tea are two of my favorites out there–I love that they combined em'! *-*

    • JulieWunder September 4, 2017 at 9:14 am - Reply

      You’d love the book! Such a good one.
      Thanks so much for the kind words.

  4. Laresa Griffin August 25, 2017 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to read about Rhett. Big hugs to you, Julie. ❤
    Excited to see you back on WLOS! I’ll be watching!
    Enjoy your weekend and thanks for sharing with us!

  5. We sure do love our pups! Cocoa is like a new woman again–she got her fur groomed and apparently her back is better now. She’s wild again.

    Good luck Monday! You can go home again!

    • JulieWunder August 26, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Awww! I bet she looks adorable! Thank you so much.

  6. Marina @ Happy Healing August 25, 2017 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Such a cute pup!! And that tea looks delicious. I love ginger anything.

    Hope you have a great weekend, Julie 🙂

  7. That will be fun for you to head back to your old stomping grounds for some fun can’t wait to hear how it goes

  8. Patricia @Sweet and Strong August 25, 2017 at 10:23 am - Reply

    My heart broke when I saw the post about your dog, I’m so sorry!

    But so exciting to be back on TV and sharing something you’re passionate about! Really hope you can find a way to get it up on the blog.

  9. Blane Sherer August 25, 2017 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Back for a segment on WLOS on Monday : Now that’s
    pretty AWESOME ! I will get up early Monday morning
    to see it. I hope you enjoy your night out this weekend.
    Thoughts and prayers still your way.

  10. Emily Swanson August 25, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

    It was sooo comforting after our beagle died a few years ago to have our other dogs. You just wanted to cuddle them and hold them even tighter.

    I would love to see a segment of you on WLOS. 🙂

  11. Danny August 25, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

    that is awesome!!!! Good luck with that…

  12. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real August 25, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

    I love back to school time since there are new healthy breakfast, lunch and snack ideas. If you can post on the blog please do! I’m not local so I won’t be able to watch. Have a great time with your old coworkers 🙂

    One thing I’m loving lately is the weather! New Jersey has had highs in the 70s for the second half of this week and it doesn’t seem like it’ll be going away for at least a week.

    Have a great weekend!

    • JulieWunder August 26, 2017 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! That does sound like pretty weather! Hope you enjoy your weekend.

  13. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 25, 2017 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Yay for getting back on camera again, and in a way that is more your lifestyle and speed! I’m really excited for you–Have FUN with it!

  14. [email protected] August 25, 2017 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss Julie! I know no words can describe how you are feeling. We got a puppy when our lab was older as well and it did bring the young life out in her for the time being, and at least you still have a bundle of joy to continue to love. Hope you have a great evening out to eat this weekend!

    • JulieWunder August 26, 2017 at 9:00 am - Reply

      yes! Thank goodness! I’d be even more of a mess without her right now.

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