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Things I’m Loving Thursday 2

It’s Thursday, so that means it’s time for another list of things I’ve been lovin’ this week!

1. Watching baby Lucy grow! 

Okay it is just crazy how fast this little puppy is growing! She is only four months old, so she has a lot of growing left to do!

This is little Lucy just about two months ago, right after we brought her home:

Just a baby....
Just a baby….

And here’s the same “little” puppy last night!

She looks so comfortable....
She looks so comfortable….

(Sorry for the low quality photo- we were rushing out the door for dinner plans!)

I have said since we brought her home that Lucy was going to be big and that she would grow fast, but it’s still hard to believe!

2. Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room- Royal Oak Location

Last week while we were on vacation, one of my favorite small businesses opened a second location right down the road from me!

Source: facebook.com/mbtbonwoodward
Source: facebook.com/mbtbonwoodward

Michigan By The Bottle is a tasting room that features Michigan made wines. You can pop in anytime during their business hours to purchase bottles of wine or do a wine tasting. They also have really fun and unique events, like yoga sessions immediately followed by wine tastings, live music nights, and dinner and wine paring events. I was driving about 45 minutes northeast to their original location in Shelby Township, so I am SO excited to have a location in my own neighborhood!

3. Last minute Holiday preparations

I can’t believe Christmas is in 1 week! Christmas eve is easily one of my top 3 favorite nights of the year. Last year I was cursed with food poisoning on the morning of Christmas eve leaving me unable to enjoy the evening, so I am extra excited to celebrate this year! My nephew from Florida will be coming into town this weekend, and we have plans to bake cookies and decorate gingerbread houses with him. Add in some last minute gift shopping, a whole lot of gift wrapping (I haven’t even started that- oops), a work Christmas party for myself and one with my boyfriend, and the next week is going to be a whole lot of holiday fun! I really can not wait! (PS- if you’re still looking for some last minute gift ideas, check out my Fit Girl’s Christmas List.

4. New Michael Kors Hamilton Tote

I was so lucky to receive my Christmas gift from Mike a few weeks early so I could take it on vacation!

Happy girl! With puppies fighting behind me.... always
Happy girl! With puppies fighting behind me…. always

I was in need of a new airplane carry on/ computer bag/ large purse since my old one (from Target several years ago) was dying a slow death. I am so in love with this bag! It fit perfectly under the airplane seat and the structure makes it easy to access everything inside. For the trip I packed in my iPad, wallet, snacks for the plane ride, a swimsuit in case my suitcase didn’t make it, along with more odds and ends and I still had so much room! Plus it’s just beautiful!

5. Emergen-C

Source- dollargeneral.com
Source: dollargeneral.com

Every time I feel the first signs of a cold coming on, or if I’ve been traveling a lot (or if my boyfriend says he has a sore throat…. reminder to him that he should be drinking one right now), I start drinking these little packets right away. Since they first debuted a few years ago, they’ve expanded their flavors beyond just orange; I’m actually sippin’ on Cranberry-Pomegranate right now! Any little bit helps this time of year!

6. The 2014 Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog

I had to add this in as a next-day addition. I recently came across this article and it had me just cracking up! As a total amateur Martha Stewart wanna-be, this was just so spot on and hilarious! If you’re like me and try really hard in the kitchen, but don’t actually know the difference between a fry pan and a saute pan, you have to take a moment to read this article!


What are the things you’re loving during this week before Christmas?

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, and I am not compensated in any way for the things I feature in this post. 

Easy Overnight Oatmeal

Happy day before Thanksgiving!

I’ve had a pretty productive day off work today, getting lots of little things done around the house and also relaxing on the couch a bit with this girl-

Lexi's "What do you want? Why are you bothering me?" face

I’ve been meaning to share a recipe for a breakfast that I’ve been eating like crazy lately… Easy Overnight Oatmeal! This is a perfect healthy breakfast that is prepared ahead of time to make for an easy meal in the morning. Perfect to keep in mind after the long weekend if you’re looking for a way to get back on track with healthy eating!

Overnight Oatmeal has four key ingredients- Oats, milk (any kind- I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk), greek yogurt and Chia Seeds. The chia seeds are important- they are what will thicken everything up!

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Throw everything in a bowl or jar (bonus points if it’s a cute, color tinted mason jar like this one from Target!)

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And either stir or shake up until everything is combined.

The base of the oatmeal is done, now comes the fun part! Adding your own flavors! Before I put the jar in the fridge, I usually add in a spoonful of peanut butter and a drizzle of raw honey for a little sweetness. This part is completely up to you!

Once you have your base all ready to go, place in the refrigerator over night, or for at least 2-3 hours. I usually make a few of these on a Sunday or Monday, then I have breakfast ready to go for the next few days! The less thinking and work first thing in the morning the better.

Right before I eat my oatmeal, I add in another splash of milk and stir everything up. At this point, you can microwave the oatmeal if you’d like it warmed, but I usually eat this dish cold! Don’t knock it ’till ‘ya try it!

You can add more toppings and ingredients in the morning as well! Sometimes I like to add slivered almonds or walnut pieces for some crunch. I’ve also added banana slices and berries. The possibilities are endless!

Easy Overnight Oatmeal

  • 1/4 C Oats
  • 1/4 C Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 C Milk (any kind) plus a splash after refrigeration
  • 2 tsp Chia Seeds
  • Optional: Nut butter, honey or maple syrup for sweetener, fruit, nuts, etc.

Place first 4 ingredients in a bowl or mason jar. Stir or shake until well combined. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.  Right before eating, add a splash of milk and stir. Add any additional optional ingredients, and enjoy warmed or cold.

Let me know what kinds of toppings you try on yours!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Thank you for visiting WOD Now Wine Later!

My name is Erika and I’m so excited to spread my love of CrossFit, fitness, simple recipes, my favorite wines, and pictures of my Goldendoodles!

Keep checking back for updates in the coming weeks! Thanks so much for your support!

Lexi and baby Lucy
Lexi and baby Lucy



Please note: I am not a medical professional, registered dietitian, or certified personal trainer. What works for me may not work for you. I simply wish to share and track my personal workouts and recipes. I will not post everything I eat, or every workout I do. The workouts featured on this website on this website are for educational and entertainment purposes only, and are not meant to be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific plan. Please consult a your physician before starting or changing your fitness routine or diet.