Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Visiting Smorgasburg

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hey everyone, I hope your having a good week.  Over the summer I had the chance to go to Smorgasburg, and it did not disappoint!

What is Smorgasburg you ask?  Well it's a foodie lovers delight, featuring all kinds of foods, and over 100 vendors, held in two locations in Brooklyn, New York.

We went to the Prospect Park location, on a hot summer day, and it was perfect for eating a variety of different foods.  My husband, teen and friends, and I went to enjoy a day of some food fun.



The many different food stands with people walking around to sample the food.  To see all of the food vendors, you can click HERE.




My husband had a pink fruit drink to cool off with.




Below is a ramen burger, which is all the rage right now.  I had a bite of it and it tasted so good.  The ramen burger is fried into a patty, and in between is the hamburger.  The ramen is used as a bun for the burger.



A salmon hand roll.




Ice cream, and egg creams.



A large oven that I thought looked really interesting.



A fun tropical coconut drink, to cool off with made out of a coconut.



We all had a great time trying out the different food stands, the drinks, and at the end, we could not leave without having ice cream!

By the way, we went to the Prospect Park location, and my husband and I did not realize how huge the park is.  We had a hard time finding the location of Smorgasburg, and then we got lost when we were leaving, on our way outside of the park, looking for our car and we had to take a cab to find it. 

The next time we go to this food event we will go to the other location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  The reason being is that it is not in a large park and in a location where you can't get lost.  LOL!

If you live in the New York area this is a fun food event you don't want to miss.  I hope I've convinced you to try it out sometime.


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie



Cooking and Crafting with J & J #67 and #66 Features

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Look at all these Fall decor and recipes! OH goodness...we don't know if we'll have enough time to attempt all these!! 

 SO much fun going on among our amazing bloggers we have Link Up each and every week!! :)


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features




Jess' Picks:


Simply Stacie - Apple Pie Spice


Cooking with Carlee - Coffee and Cream Cinnamon Buns


Born Again Farm Girl - Churro Inspired Mini Muffins



Julie' Picks:


My 1929 Charmer - Brazilian Skirt Steak


Sadie Seasongoods - Halloween Bandana Pumpkin


Gypsy Girl Revivals - DIY Concrete Table


Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

 Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Chicken Sausage Kale & White Bean Soup

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Hello everyone and HAPPY FALL! 

 When fall arrives I love cooking soups for our family.

I have this easy, healthy, one pot soup to share with you.  This is a great weeknight meal, and I like serving it with Italian bread and a salad.



I enjoy making this soup when the weather gets cooler and it tastes great with the combination of chicken sausage, kale, and canellini beans.

Here it's cooking away on the stove in my dutch oven.










print recipe

Chicken Sausage Kale and White Bean Soup
This is an easy and healthy one pot soup to make for lunch or dinner.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups kale
  • 6 links chicken sausage, cut into small pieces
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • grated cheese to taste
Instructions
Add olive oil to a stock pot. Add garlic and hot pepper flakes and saute for 5 minutes until garlic is golden color.Add kale and mix everything together for about 5 minutes. Add chicken sausage, tomato sauce, water, beans and seasonings. Reduce heat to low and cover pot. Cook for about 20 minutes or until kale looks like it's cooked down.Pour soup into bowls and add grated cheese if desired.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 servings






Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie


Cooking and Crafting with J & J #66 and #65 Features

Monday, September 19, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


It's so nice seeing all the Fall decor and recipes! 

 We are almost super excited it's almost here! :)


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:




Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features




Jess' Picks:


Woods of Bell Trees - Skittles Toss


Culinary Envy - Honey Mustard Serrano Chicken


Marilyn Treats - Vanilla Bean Bread Pudding with Coffee Syrup



Julie' Picks:


Cajon Desastre - Cantueso Socks


Rosemary & Thyme - A French Country Fall Tablescape


Poofing the Pillows - Muffins and Milk on a Tiered Tray

Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

 Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Crochet Fall Leaf

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hello blog friends.  I have taken a break from crocheting and knitting this summer, but now that fall is here, I have been so inspired to crochet and create some fall leaves.




Below you can see the Lion Brand Yarn that I chose to crochet the leaves, but you can use any kind of yarn and colors of your choice.



I enjoyed sitting on the couch, watching TV, while crocheting the leaves.



I will be making a few more of these to display on my mantel, to go along with my fall decorations.



DETAILS TO MAKE YOUR OWN CROCHETED LEAF

YARN:

Lion Brand Yarn - Wool-Ease - Color# 188 - Paprika
Lion Brand Yarn - Anna's Choice - Color#132 - Radiant Orange

CROCHET HOOK:  

US Size - H

PATTERN:

The pattern to make the leaves can be found HERE.



I hope I've inspired you to crochet these fall leaves for your decorations too!  

To see more crochet projects, you can click HERE.


Wishing you all a wonderful end of the week and weekend.  Jess and I will see you all back here Monday for our Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie






WW - View of Central Park Lake NYC

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


(And Not So Wordless)





We visited Central Park at the beginning of the summer.  This is the shot I took of the lake, people boating, and the tall buildings of New York City in the background! 



Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie




Cooking and Crafting with J & J #65 and #64 Features

Monday, September 12, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


As always, it was SO hard for us to pick our features!! Therefore, we thank each and every one of you for linking up each and every week! :)


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:


Over The Apple Tree - Crochet Whale Project


Courtney's Cookbook - Tomato Onion Toast


Purple Hues and Me - Recycle Newspaper Vase



Julie' Picks:


Grandma's House DIY Before & After Lamp Painting


Ramblings of a Southern Girl - Veggie Arrangement in 5 Minutes of Less


Ms. Toody Goo Shoes - Blueberry Corn Salad

Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

 Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up