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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. 

Things I’m Loving Thursday #1

Inspired by one of my favorite blogs, Carrots n’ Cake, I’ve decided to introduce “Things I’m Loving Thursday”, where each week I’ll post a list of random things I’m loving that week! Here we go!

1. Online Holiday Shopping

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday last week this one was a no-brainer! This is the third year in a row I have barely stepped foot inside an actual store to do any holiday shopping. I LOVE shopping online! I love that I can do it from anywhere, avoid the crowds and craziness, and I think it’s easier to do a little research to make sure you’re getting the best deals. My Christmas shopping is almost done!

2. JUS by Julie Cleanse 

I mentioned yesterday that I was completing the JUS by Julie Cleanse, and I made it! There were a few rough patches yesterday, not going to lie, but today I feel excellent! Full review coming soon!

3. Overnight Oatmeal 

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Before the cleanse, I was eating this stuff up like crazy! I love that you can make it ahead of time and have breakfast ready to go for a few days at a time! And with the addition of chia seeds and greek yogurt, I have found it to be more filling than traditional oatmeal. Find my recipe here: Easy Overnight Oatmeal

4. Christmas Decorations

We’re into December now, and Christmas decorations are really popping up everywhere (including in my own home)!


5. This “Dog Jumper” on Hautelook today


I mean, just look at it! I’m not sure my boyfriend would approve of my little pup wearing one of these around, but I can still enjoy this picture!

6. Catching Kayla Video

If you love running, or even if you just need a little motivation to get you through the rest of the week, you need to watch this video, Catching Kayla, about a high school track runner who has MS. It will certainly make you not want to complain about your workouts!

That’s it for this week… What random things are you loving this week?!