Things I’m Loving Lately 8

///Things I’m Loving Lately 8

Things I’m Loving Lately 8

Christmas time! Christmas time!  Fa la la la la!!!!

Seriously, how is Christmas this week?  It seems like when I was a kid the Christmas season lasted FOREVER and now BOOM I blink and it’s here.

I may be running around like a maniac today tying up a few loose ends before the holidays, but by tomorrow I’m expecting full blown fun time.  The hubs and I are staying close this year but we have plans to see my Dad, Brother and my Goddaughters family.  It’s going to be a great year.

Even with all the Christmas crazy around there are some things really making me smile lately!

Things I’m Loving Lately 8

Snowman Tree Topper

Yes, if you are counting… this is my third tree.  My Mother-in-law sent this crazy awesome snowman tree topper.  We just happened to have a third artificial tree stashed away and a TV room that was screaming for more decor, so I put this one together with all the ornaments that just didn’t fit my other theme trees.  Honestly this is now my favorite one.  It is so cheery and personal.

snowman tree

These Boots

I included these in my last minute holiday gift guide and now I can’t stop thinking about them.  Santa?  Do you hear me? 🙂

My Grandmother’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Grandmother’s Chocolate Chip Cookies go hand in hand with Christmas.  There are always tins of the cookies all around her house around the holidays and my family adores them.  I shared the recipe last year but I did a little updating on the recipe this year with a printable form and a new shiny pin.


My Cousin Singing the National Anthem at an NFL Game

I’ve shared on here before about what a great singer my cousin Alex Wunder is, and he did it again.  This time he got to sing the National Anthem at a NFL game.  He is only in high school. Amazing!


Christmas Lights at the Ag Center

The hubs and I drove through the huge Christmas light display at the Ag Center the other day.  I wasn’t sure whether I would be impressed or not, but I was!  The lights were all synced with music that was tuned into your radio.  The display was huge, covering the entire fairgrounds.  It was a lot of fun and really got us in the holiday spirit.

ag center christmas lights

My IPhone 6

I know in my last TILL post I talked about how much I was SORT of loving my Samsung Galaxy. Well… I ended up having more trouble with it than it was worth.  When it took a good picture it was beautiful, but more than often the pictures came out blurry.  I got frustrated and I missed Facetime with my best friend Sarah.  Skype was not the same.  The phone was difficult for me to learn after having my iphone for so long.

I ended up turning it in just in time for an exchange and I got a brand new GIANT Iphone.  I can seriously say I finally love my new phone now.  WHEW!  Way too much drama for a silly phone!

Love you all!  Merry Christmas week!

And of course, have a Marvelous Monday! (Linkup below!)


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

Things I’m Loving Lately 7

Your turn!

What are you loving lately?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:19-04:00 December 22nd, 2014|Fun, Things I'm Loving Lately|21 Comments


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  2. Colan December 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas

  3. Jaime December 22, 2014 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    That’s so cool about your cousin!

    And I seriously can’t believe Christmas is this week.

  4. [email protected] December 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    LOVE the snow man tree topper!!
    Merry Christmas 🙂

  5. GiGi Eats December 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Ah ha ha ah aha ha ah SNOW MAN TREE TOPPER is the bomb!

  6. kathy boggs December 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    I love the snowman tree! Alex has a wonderful voice! Merry Christmas to you and your family Julie and Happy New Year!! Still miss you on WLOS!!

  7. Blane December 22, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Time does seem to go by much faster now between Thanksgiving and Christmas. You said you and the hubs are staying close this year, so are you traveling a little bit to see your dad, brother and goddaughters ?

  8. Cailee December 22, 2014 at 11:57 am - Reply

    THOSE BOOTS!!! I love them!! So classy! …and gotta love festive lights and Christmas trees!! Christmas is such a fun time of year!!

  9. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes December 22, 2014 at 9:21 am - Reply

    I am eligible for a phone upgrade, but I’m torn! I’m worried about the new iphone not fitting in my running gear pockets because it’s so big and I hate wearing it on my arm! What are your thoughts?

    • JulieWunder December 22, 2014 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Yeah… I even got the 6plus. It’s huge. I actually will run with just my small clip on ipod if I’m running long. I’m hoping to find a compact belt this giant one will fit in if I am somewhere I need my phone:-)

  10. Those boots are cute! A girl can’t have enough shoes can she? happy Holidays!

  11. jill conyers December 22, 2014 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I need new boots AND those chocolate chip cookies! Maybe you could overnight a batch of cookies to me 🙂

    • JulieWunder December 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      YUM!!! We should all do a cookie exchange next year.

  12. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 22, 2014 at 7:02 am - Reply

    OMG SNoman head, that is awesome, but the fact that your cousin sang the National Anthem is truly amazing. YOu have a silly talented family, Mrs. Wunder!

    • JulieWunder December 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      To be honest: I’m a little jealous of his talent. I am tone deaf!

  13. Jessie December 22, 2014 at 6:10 am - Reply

    How cool that your cousin had the opportunity to sing the national anthem @ an NFL game. He has a great voice!

    Happy holidays <3

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