Things I’m Loving Lately 7

///Things I’m Loving Lately 7

Things I’m Loving Lately 7

Happy Monday friends!  How was your weekend?  Can you believe it’s nearly mid-November already! Where does the time go.  Before no time we will be sitting down at the Thanksgiving table.  I’m certainly loving that idea!

Here are some of the other things that are making me smile right now.

Things I’m Loving Lately 7

Turkey Decorations

I switched out all my Halloween themed fall stuff for the turkeys!  I try to mainly decorate with things that will work for both holidays, but I do have quite a bit of Thanksgiving specific things.

turkey decoration

What I’m not loving?  Christmas decorations.  Come on people!  It’s not time yet.  The Mad Turkey will come and get you.

Thanksgiving Recipes

I am on a Thanksgiving recipe bender for the blog!  I’ve created all sorts of goodies for you to make for the big day.

It all started with this delish Vegetarian Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole.  It is a make ahead breakfast for a crowd.


This month you can also expect to see my totally amazing vegetarian stuffing, crock pot mashed potatoes (that will rock your world,) pumpkin soup with a healthy twist and a beautiful fall arugula salad with apples and beets!  I just might be tired of Thanksgiving food by the time the actual holiday gets here though.


Reina is finally bouncing back after her surgery.  The stitches in her leg are out and she is starting to act normal again.  Serious dog surgery is heartbreaking but this happy dog face makes up for it all!

julie reina post staples

Lemon Ricotta Pasta

This Lemon Ricotta Pasta recipe is so so so good.  It is now one of our favorites in rotation…when we are not eating of weight in Thanksgiving stuffing.


Girls on the Run of WNC

Girls on the Run of WNC has always been one of my favorite charities.  You may remember I even ran the Chicago Marathon as a SoleMate, their adult running charity program!

Our local Girls on the Run office just sent me an e-mail that they need more volunteers and community runners for the December race.  If you are a local reader I encourage you to consider helping them.  The race is December 6th at 11AM at UNCA.  I have volunteered at the event and ran the race before.  It is a simply inspiring morning that will change the way you think about running and girl power!

Click HERE for more information.

It’s really hard NOT to love Girls on the Run!


Plaid Shirts

I got this one from Target and I’m totally loving it.  I just can’t believe plaid flannel is back in style.

plaid shirt selfie

Are we channeling the 90s or what?  Are Britney Spears outfits next?  I can’t pull off a midriff anymore, so I’ll settle for this warm shirt.

Everything except my silly bathroom selfie (please ignore the laundry hampers) is circa 1996.

Regardless I love it.

New Phone

I traded my ready to die Iphone for a brand new and shiny Samsung Galaxy 5.  I really wanted to try the high quality camera on it.  Sometimes it is just not practical to carry my DSLR.   I got really frustrated at first because it is so different from an Iphone, but I have started to figure it out and I love the camera.

Look at the picture it took!

Way back before the November 1st snow pulled off the leaves of the trees. sigh…


So pretty.



Love you’all!  Make sure to come back tomorrow for my uh-mazing Vegetarian Stuffing recipe.

Want to catch up?  Read my other Things I’m Loving Posts!

Things I’m Loving Lately 1

Things I’m Loving Lately 2

Things I’m Loving Lately 3

Things I’m Loving Lately 4

Things I’m Loving Lately 5

Things I’m Loving Lately 6

Your turn!

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:21-04:00 November 10th, 2014|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|19 Comments


  1. Colan November 12, 2014 at 12:48 am - Reply


    I’m happy to hear that Reina is doing well. Pets are the greatest. Unconditional love.

    You look great in the plaid flannel shirt.

    Nice picture with your Samsung Galaxy 5.

  2. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie November 10, 2014 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad to hear that Reina is doing well post-surgery!! I was debating between the iPhone 6 and the Samsung S5. It was such a tough decision because the camera on the Samsung is in insane!

    • JulieWunder November 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      Yeah, I struggled with the decision too. It has been a struggle to figure it all out and I am having a little trouble πŸ™‚ I’m not sure which of us made the right decision. haha.

  3. Cailee November 10, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    YUM! What a yummy breakfast casserole! Def a nice way to wake up on a chilly morning! …and I hear ya on the plaid shirts!! They’re just so fun and scream FALL! In fact, I’m wearing on right now! πŸ™‚

  4. Dan Steadman November 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    agreed…please keep the Christmas stuff out of sight until December at the earliest!!! What am I loving lately…Zumba, the possibility of at least one Half Marathon PR in the next two weeks, and the fact that Gurley will be playing this Saturday

  5. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections November 10, 2014 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I need to make that pasta! It’s on my list! I have NEVER had anything plaid except pajamas. I’m not sure how I feel about it being so “in!”

  6. Blane Sherer November 10, 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I’m glad that Reina is doing better.
    I agree with you in that I like to wait
    until after Thanksgiving before turning
    to Christmas. I’m loving the weather now
    especially knowing that we will be much
    colder later this week.

  7. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 10, 2014 at 9:47 am - Reply

    I have so many plaid button ups. It’s like one day I decided that they were the way to go and I never turned back. Dress them up, dress them down, put the turkey decor ALL AROUND. i’m done now, haha. Have a great day!

    • JulieWunder November 10, 2014 at 9:52 am - Reply

      HAAAA…. You made me smile now I’m going to go run a mile..
      I’m embarrassed for myself now….

  8. millie November 10, 2014 at 9:27 am - Reply

    67 YEARS YOUNG ON THE 24th, have a great day, glad puppy is ok

  9. Joanna @Makingmine November 10, 2014 at 9:24 am - Reply

    I’m loving turkeys too! I just put one up on my mantle last night πŸ™‚

    And plaid shirts – definitely a necessity of the season πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder November 10, 2014 at 9:48 am - Reply

      They make me happy. I sort of want to buy 2 now! haha.

  10. My kids would love that pasta with shrimp!

    • JulieWunder November 10, 2014 at 9:23 am - Reply

      It’s really good with just the zucchini too if you want to have a meat free version. Load it up with the veggies πŸ™‚

  11. Jenny November 10, 2014 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Bring on the recipes! I’m so excited to see what you’ve got up your (plaid flannel) sleeve! My Christmas tree is up…I love having Thanksgiving be part of Christmas, but I get that it’s early for other folks πŸ˜‰ THANK YOU for the GOTR shout out! I’m coaching at our local elementary school and it is one of the best and most impactful organizations I’ve ever been blessed to be a part of. Running buddies are in short supply and the girls are so PRECIOUS! Thank you, thank you!

    • JulieWunder November 10, 2014 at 9:50 am - Reply

      That’s cool too! I guess I keep them more separate! At least you get more use of your tree. It seems like they go up and come down quickly.

      So cool that you do GOTR. It is am amazing group.

  12. Jessie November 10, 2014 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Amen to keeping the Christmas decorations away for now. Even in Kuwait where they don’t celebrate Christmas that much, stores are already decorating for it. Craziness if you ask me.

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