Weekly Happenings: Valentine’s Day & Spring Surprise

///Weekly Happenings: Valentine’s Day & Spring Surprise

Weekly Happenings: Valentine’s Day & Spring Surprise

Hello! Hello! Happy Friday peeps!

I’ve been doing some experimenting with my blog schedule lately and decided to try throwing in some weekly highlights posts instead of just weekend recaps.  I like sharing life stuff, but don’t always enjoy the rush of getting a weekend recap post done on Sunday night when I’m supposed to be relaxing.  I also thought it would be nice to break up the Fashion Friday posts because 1- it’s hard to have new clothes every week…  and 2- I know some of you like this life stuff more.

I’d love to know what you think!  Also do you have any fun ideas for a title for these posts? Weekly Happenings isn’t all that exciting!

Weekly Happenings

Run Around the Village with Palm Village

A week from tomorrow — Saturday, February 24th– I’m going to be a part of  the Run Around the Village, which is a fun 1 mile run/walk around Biltmore Village sponsored by Palm Village, which is the Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store in Asheville.  If anyone wants to run the course a few times to get some miles in, I’d be happy to do that too!  It will be casual and free for anyone to join.  It will be a lot of fun.  There will be healthy snacks and water provided after the run.  If you come you will also be entered into a raffle for a basket, which will include some Lilly items.  We’re hoping to do it a few weeks in a row, so if you are local I’d love for you to add it to your calendar!

I picked up an adorable stack of new running gear from Palm Village Asheville this week to wear to the event.  Lilly Pulitzer now has workout clothes in their Luxletic line, which I’m currently obsessed with! Y’all know how much I adore these bright prints and I’m stoked to have them in fitness gear. I’m going to share better photos of this outfit and more information about the run next week, but I wanted to give you a chance to put it on your calendar now.

Valentine’s Day

I mentioned yesterday that the Hubs and I totally bailed on our Valentine’s Day at home plans and decided to go out at the last minute.  With the rain I’d been feeling a little blue, so I needed a little pick me up.  Going out totally helped and cured my cabin fever.  It’s a good thing because it’s supposed to rain most of the weekend again.

We went to a new place called Wine and Oyster and loved it.  We’ll definitely be back!  The oysters were some of the best I’ve had in Asheville.

Spring Day

Last week and weekend was so cold and rainy that by Sunday I was going a little stir crazy with cabin fever.  This week was a little better and Thursday we got one of the those rouge warm February days that gives you hope that spring is just around the corner.  I begged the Hubs to play hookie, but he’s responsible and couldn’t… but Makena (she’s not responsible at all- lol!) and I went to the Biltmore to walk and explore.  It has been so rainy the paths were flooded from the river.

Regardless though, I had THE best day Thursday and I’m ready to handle the next few weeks of winter.  Sometimes I just need a little sunshine in my soul. πŸ™‚

Favorite Eats

I had a great week of meals!  A few of my favs were lunch out at Salsa’s, which is one of my all time favorite Asheville restaurants.

And I also ate breakfast out one morning while I did some blog work.  This quiche at The Rhu was pretty tasty.

New Iphone

I don’t have a new iphone, but I’m in the market for one.  I asked for advice on Facebook, but thought I’d also put it here.  My iphone 6 plus is on the fritz (acting crazy SLOW and there is a black mark on my camera) and I’m looking to replace it.  I love the large format phone and of course photo quality is important to me.  Has anyone gotten either the 8 plus or the X and have an opinions/advice on which one is better to get?


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Have a great weekend everyone.  The Hubs and I are going back out to dinner Friday night and then celebrating Valentine’s Day again Saturday with a homemade lobster dinner.  Come back Monday for a new salmon recipe!


Your turn!

What are you doing this weekend?

By | 2018-02-15T18:10:09-05:00 February 16th, 2018|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun|13 Comments


  1. Kristy from Southern In Law February 21, 2018 at 3:12 am - Reply

    I am loving the prints and colours of your new activewear. So cute – and perfect for Spring!!!

  2. Danny Steadman February 16, 2018 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Highlight of this upcoming weekend is fire tornadoes with my men’s group tomorrow night…and gumbo…may have to try and make it up next weekend

  3. Emily Swanson February 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    I SOOOO agree that sunshine is so good for the mental and emotional state, and I love getting out in the sun. We got some snow last night, but this morning it was sunny so the huskies and I went out and did some sledding. :))) I kind of crashed into a tree at one point, but thanking God that I’m ok!

  4. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups February 16, 2018 at 11:59 am - Reply

    What a fun week! Glad you had a good Valentines and got to enjoy some outdoor time Thursday. Fresh air is so good for the soul! Have a great weekend!

  5. [email protected] February 16, 2018 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Your Valentine’s day dinner looks delicious. I can’t help ya with any phone advice bc I am a Samsung girl. Goodluck!

  6. Lisa Ballantyne February 16, 2018 at 10:39 am - Reply

    A little sunshine in the soul is always a wonderful thing! Happiest of Fridays to you and yours!

  7. Blane Sherer February 16, 2018 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I like the weekly update.
    I have always appreciated your Fashion Fridays as well.
    I hope you enjoy your extended Valentine’s Day Weekend.

  8. Deborah Brooks February 16, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    That Lily run/walk event sounds like it will be so much fun. They have come out with some cute active wear recently. Have fun!

  9. Susie @ Suzlyfe February 16, 2018 at 8:40 am - Reply

    You know I love a Friday Catch up! It is one of my favorite posts to write πŸ˜€ And of course you are in Lily workout clothes. I would be so sad if you weren’t! Plus, safety first in those prints πŸ˜€

  10. Erinn February 16, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Great post – I’ve been loving the spring weather too! Although it’s supposed to cool back down tonight/tomorrow.
    Looks like a fun Valentine’s Day celebration! Enjoy your weekend πŸ™‚

  11. Nick February 16, 2018 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Samsung S8+ is great

  12. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real February 16, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

    This is a fun post! I love getting peeks into people’s lives (can you say nosey πŸ˜‰ but in good fun just to see what’s up with everyone else.

    Also I completely agree with you about sunshine!! It’s amazing what a day of warm weather and sun in the middle of winter can do to my mood.

  13. Diane Royer February 16, 2018 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Hi Julie:
    I like the new format with a weekly update. One suggestion for the name might be The Week in Motion. I’m looking forward to the new Salmon recipe, since Salmon is my favorite fish and I’m always looking for new ways to cook it.

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