Weekly Happenings & A Quick Charlotte Trip

///Weekly Happenings & A Quick Charlotte Trip

Weekly Happenings & A Quick Charlotte Trip

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone had a great week.  Mine has gone by in a flash.  I literally feel like I blinked and it’s Friday again… but somehow I got nothing that needed to get done actually finished.  I guess there is always next week… right?

Blog wise I think it’s been a really fun week.  Here’s what you might have missed…

You’ve got to check out those dinner ideas to help with your fall meal planning and here’s a quick glimpse at how pretty the hike was.  See the post to hear how Makena handled all the fun though. 🙂

Sam Knob Hike near Asheville NC / Running in a Skirt

If you are over from Instagram, here are those No Bake Banana Bread Bites I’m featuring over there today.

Healthy Clean Eating No Bake Banana Bread Bites recipe / Running in a Skirt

Quick Charlotte Trip

I ended up making a quick overnight trip to Charlotte Monday.  I had a meeting in town and my Brother offered to cook dinner for me if I stayed the night… so I said yes!

After my meeting my Brother was still at work so I stopped for lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, which has always been one of my favorite chains.  I got their Salmon Superfood Salad.  It was really good.  I’m thinking about recreating it for the blog.

I ended up walking the mall until my Brother and his fiance Erica got off work.  Asheville is fabulous, but we are lacking a big high end mall, so I decided to take advantage of being in the bigger city.  I still needed some shoes and earrings for their wedding.  I found the earings… but have had no luck with the shoes yet.  I might just have to look online.

By late afternoon Tommy and Erica got off work and luckily it was really pretty in Charlotte… so the three of us went to a fun outside bar to hang out before dinner.

It was super cute and they even had swings instead of chairs!

For dinner Tommy made an incredible meal with fresh snapper!  The side was an amazingly delicious combination of arugula, mushrooms and red pepper.  It tasted so good.

He also served some truffled mashed cauliflower, which was to die for.  My Brother is THE best chef and I never turn down one of his meals.  He could seriously have his own food blog as well.  I shared a recipe inspired by his White Bean Salad last summer and it’s become quite popular on Pinterest.

After dinner I helped Erica with some DIY stuff for the wedding and we watched a movie.

I also got to hang out with their dachshunds, Solow and Ryder who I’m obsessed with.  Can you see why?

I got up early Tuesday and came back home!  I’m so glad I took the time to stay with them.

This weekend I’m planning on having a date night dinner out, meeting a friend for brunch and going on a run but otherwise I’m going to do some much needed adulting, which is honestly exactly what I need right now.

Whatever you have planned this weekend, I hope it’s fabulous as well.  I’ll see you guys Monday!


Your turn!

What are you doing this weekend?

By | 2017-10-06T07:35:48-04:00 October 6th, 2017|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun|20 Comments


  1. Ann Gardner October 7, 2017 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Hi Julia, we left Memphis tn fri. We came to Louisville ky. Met my husbands sister and six other family members for dinner last night. This morning we are headed to Dayton Ohio. My husband was a respiratory therapist for 31 years. In 1972 he started the 1st respiratory therapy program at a college in Dayton and he is being honored for that today. We head back tomorrow. Our sweet daughter drove us.

    • JulieWunder October 7, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

      What a great weekend! Have fun! Congrats to your husband too!

  2. Alicia @Bridges Through Life October 6, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I love your dress. It looks like the weather is beautiful there. I’m hoping to get outside Saturday, maybe a hike or just visiting a park. Sunday looks rainy. Hopefully can work on building a new desk for our bedroom.

    • JulieWunder October 7, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Same here! I think I’m going to get out today!

  3. Marina @ Happy Healing October 6, 2017 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    That meal looks sooo good! And Solow and Ryder are too cute 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend!!

  4. Lisa @ Lisa 3D October 6, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Truffled mashed cauliflower? That sounds delicious!

  5. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups October 6, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Looks like a lovely evening with your brother! That meal looks amazing. Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. My week flew by as well! That really seems to happen this time of year doesn’t it?!

  7. Dan Steadman October 6, 2017 at 8:18 am - Reply

    This weekend is soccer (Come on first win), Georgia football and church with my brothers in Christ, resting and recharging

  8. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 6, 2017 at 7:46 am - Reply

    The mashed cauliflower your brother made looks so decadent but it’s semi healthy because it has cauliflower, yum! This weekend I’m really looking forward to celebrating my anniversary with a nice dinner out 🙂 Have a great weekend Julie!

    • JulieWunder October 7, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Happy anniversary! I hope you have a great time!

  9. Mary Ellen | VNutrition October 6, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Sounds like a fun and relaxing day! It’s so nice spending time with family, especially if they have precious pups like Solow and Ryder. 🙂

    I have school this weekend and then hopefully I’ll be able to relax and watch some football on Sunday.

    • JulieWunder October 7, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

      You would LOVE them. They are cuddle bugs!!! Have a great weekend! I hope you are well.

  10. [email protected] October 6, 2017 at 7:07 am - Reply

    It is always nice to spend time with family. Your meal looks delicious. Have a fun weekend!

  11. heather @Lunging Through Life October 6, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Due to some random reasons, I haven’t run in a few weeks and I totally miss it! I’m hoping to get in a run this weekend, too. Besides that, I’m hoping to just have a fun time with family. This week totally flew for me, too, but I also didn’t get much done! haha Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.

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