Things I’m Loving Lately 35

///Things I’m Loving Lately 35

Things I’m Loving Lately 35

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Mine was nice and full.  I went out to dinner Friday downtown, ran with Makena (it’s still a big work in progress) and watched some Gator football with my nachos.  I even got the stuff to change over my plants for fall and pulled out the fall decor.  I’ll take some pictures to share with you what I did later this week.  There was just enough stuff to stay busy without being overwhelmed.

In blog news my $100 Visa Gift Card giveaway is still running, so make sure to enter!  Now for those Things I’m Loving Lately…

Things I’m Loving Lately 35

NOW Essential Oils

When I went to the NOW Foods Immersion in May part of the experience involved learning more about NOW Essential Oils.  I’ve been interested in using essential oils for awhile, but wasn’t really sure how to start.  The class explained safe ways to use essential oils and how they can help your life.  They also shared how their oils go through rigorous testing for safety and quality, assuring that as with all NOW products you are getting only the best products but at a much lower price.  I’ve looked around at other oils and you can’t beat NOW for their price and quality.

I got home and couldn’t get the idea of using essential oils in my home out of my head, so I reached out to NOW Foods to see if they’d send me a starter kit of oils to try.  They did and let me tell you guys… I’m obsessed.

I now have several house diffusers!  I’m using this pretty wood Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser in my bedroom.  I like the way it matches the decor and doesn’t seem out of place.  I’m against clutter in the bedroom so this fits right in.  It’s quiet, easy to run and automatically shuts off.  It comes at a great price point too… $49.99.

I’m also using their Ultra Dual Mist Essential Oil Diffuser in my living room.  It has some really cool settings that allow you to run it intermittently and on a timer, which makes it great for a room you are going to be in and out of a lot.

It’s also very quiet and easy to clean.  I think the dual mist is a great choice for a larger room.  It’s also less than $50!

I’m hardly an essential oils expert, but I’ve started out by using essential oils in my diffuser to help with different problems like headaches, concentration issues and sleeping issues.  For those of you who are starting out too, I thought I’d share what has been working for me so far!  Basically the scents from the oils not only make your house smell amazing, but they also can have healing properties.

First I’ve been using two NOW Essential Oils to help me sleep.  They have a Peaceful Sleep Oil Blend which features orange oil & tangerine il, lavender oil, chamomile oil, ylang ylang oil & sandalwood blend.  It smells so good and is very relaxing.

Pure organic Lavender Oil has also been a great trigger for me to sleep, so I’ve also been using that.

I’ve also been using their Nature’s Shield protective blend in all of my diffusers.  It’s ideal for freshening and cleansing.  It contemporary version of the famed Four Thieves Vinegar featuring Clove Bud, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus and Rosemary oils.  It’s great for a morning pick me up or to clear the stale air in the house.

I don’t mention this a lot on the blog, but I do suffer from bad headaches including migraines.  This is actually one of the top reasons I’ve been interested in trying essential oils.  I know my headaches respond well to aromatherapy, and I thought trying oils could help me use less medicine when one hits.  So far I’ve been using Peppermint and Eucalyptus for headaches and it has really been helping.  Both of these are less than $8 each.

In my living room diffuser I’ve been using the Clear the Air Purifying Blend to fight back against dog odor in the house.

I’ve also been using a citrus combination of Orange and Lemon for days when I need a little uplifting boost.

And last but not least I already had NOW’s adorable Portable USB Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser (less than $30!) for my desk.  In it I’ve been using their Mental Focus Focusing Blend and Cheer Up Buttercup Uplifting Blend for when I work at my desk.  I swear they have been really helping.

I’ve sincerely been enjoying trying these oils for different aspects of my life that need a little lift for help.  I wanted to share this with you because I thought you might like them too.  If you’ve been interested in essential oils but weren’t sure where to start and wanted an option with more value, make sure to go to NOW’s Essential Oils Site and look around.  An easy way to start would be with a diffuser and one of their kits like the Let There be Peace & Quiet one or Put Some Pep in Your Step.

Spicy Ginger Tea

My love of ginger tea continues!  I found this Spicy Ginger Tea  and have been enjoying a cup each night.  It’s not really spicy, but does have a rich ginger flavor.

Cute New Mugs

My SIL sent me this most adorable new Lilly Pulitzer themed mug for my birthday.  It has this pretty gold top and just makes me so happy.


Finally Embracing Fall

After basically refusing to accept the change of seasons earlier this month, I’m finally on board.  Asheville is just starting to get pretty and I can’t wait to enjoy all the colorful, pumpkin-y goodness this season has to offer.

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


Thank you for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I’m sharing my Crock Pot Southwest White Bean Soup.

Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

Anyone who already uses essential oils have any blends I should try?


I’m linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday

By | 2017-09-25T08:28:18-04:00 September 25th, 2017|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|15 Comments


  1. Farrah October 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    That wooden diffuser is so pretty! I have the NOW lavender one and the Cheer Up Buttercup and I like em’ a lot!

  2. GiGi Eats September 26, 2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I’ve never used Essential Oils before – but more and more people are talking about them and their benefits. So perhaps I should try? Is there anything for seasonal allergies? Man, mine are FULL STEAM AHEAD!

    • JulieWunder September 27, 2017 at 8:16 am - Reply

      Yes! There are– I have a friend who swears by it but I personally haven’t tried those combos yet. It has helped my headaches though. Totally opposite of natural remedies, but I’ve had awful allergy problems over the years and the gross nose sprays have really helped me. Just the otc ones. Good luck!

  3. Blane Sherer September 25, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Yeah, this weekend will feel like Fall. I’m looking forward
    to it. One of the things I most enjoy about living here is
    that we have 4 distinct seasons. Sure, I enjoy Spring and
    Fall the most but I still like having all four seasons especially
    with the summers being relatively mild. I accept the relatively
    harsher winters compared to our surrounding areas.

  4. [email protected] September 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    I bought a diffuser the other month and it’s pretty cool bc it is even Bluetooth enabled. It was a great find at. TJ max.

  5. Erinn September 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    I’m so ready for fall – this weekend it was in the 80s here but it looks like it’s going to cool down this weekend. Finally! Summer running is so hard 🙁
    Love the idea of an oil diffuser in the bedroom, I may need to look into that.
    Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

  6. Marina @ Happy Healing September 25, 2017 at 11:43 am - Reply

    I’ve never used essential oils but now I’m interested! Something I’m loving lately: pumpkin-flavored coffee/anything 🙂 🙂

  7. [email protected] September 25, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Such a pretty wooden difuser you have in your bedroom! I’m glad the essential oils are working for you. Always enjoy these “things I’m loving lately” posts.

  8. Kerri September 25, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

    I am all about diffusing lavender oil at night! I’d love to get a USB diffuser for my classroom, as well:) a little citrus during the day could go a long way, I think!

  9. [email protected] the Long Way Home September 25, 2017 at 9:20 am - Reply

    I would agree with Deborah–I feel like I’m the only person who hasn’t gotten into essential oils yet! My new neighbor across the street sells Young Living oils. I just don’t know if it’s for me.

  10. I could be the only person who has not gotten into essential oils yet!

  11. Dan Steadman September 25, 2017 at 8:29 am - Reply

    glad you had a great weekend (except for the Gators)….since being separated, it gives me more time to explore things…so I’m loving the New Groove Artisan Brewery in Boiling Springs, SC…so good not to have to drive a long way for a good craft beer…and the atmosphere is wonderful there…and they have Georgia football

  12. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups September 25, 2017 at 8:10 am - Reply

    I love that mug, how pretty! We have a diffuser in our room that I run all the time. I find it so soothing. Hope you had a great weekend!

  13. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real September 25, 2017 at 8:03 am - Reply

    I love the oil diffuser that you have in your bedroom! I like that it doesn’t stick out and would easily blend in with the decor. The fall foliage you show are beautiful, I’m jealous that the leaves are changing by you. It was almost 90 degrees here in New Jersey yesterday.

  14. Susie @ Suzlyfe September 25, 2017 at 7:27 am - Reply

    I would say we are trying to embrace fall, but it is a little difficult when it is 90s out!

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