Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Crochet Kitchen Potholders

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hello friends!  Have you been creating any crochet projects lately?

I crocheted these cute potholders recently, and I'd love to share them with you. :)


When summer and hot weather arrives I love crocheting potholders.  For me they are fun to make and I love working with cotton yarn as it's just too hot for me to work with wool.  I also like making quick little projects that can be brought along anywhere to work on.  These are perfect to use as potholders, a coaster, or even a dishcloth.

I made the red potholder for my mom, to match her kitchen colors.  The yellow potholder I made for my sister.  These make great gifts and you can add pretty soap or liquid dish soap to them.



Details to Make Your own Potholder:

The yarn I used is Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton.  
The red yarn is - Hot Pepper 
The yellow yarn is - Citrus
Crochet Hook - US size H

This potholder consists of the single and double crochet stitches throughout each row.

To make your own Potholder, the pattern can be found HERE.

**  You can use whatever yarn colors and cotton yarn to make these crochet potholders!

To see the spring colored dishcloths that I made, you can click HERE, and to see them in fall colors, you can click HERE.

To see more of my crochet projects, click HERE.

I hope this may have inspired you to crochet a potholder for your kitchen! 


Thanks everyone for stopping by!  I hope you all enjoy the end of the week and weekend. :)

Jess and I will see you all back here on Monday for our Cooking & Crafting with J & J Link Up!



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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #58 & #57 Features

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Such great submissions this week and we had so many new visitors!! Thanks and welcome!! :)

Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought






Features




Jess' Picks:


The Apple Street Cottage - Pallet Wood Boxes


Just Simple Somethings - Happy, Happy, Happy!


Inside The Fox Den - Peanut Butter Banana Muffins



Julie's Picks:


Esprit de la Vie - The Best Bacon Sauce with Penne


Hoopla Palooza - Pineapple Mini Vases


Lavender Dreams - What's For Lunch?

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!! :)



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Grilled Fish with Asparagus in Foil Packets

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Hello everyone.  Are you enjoying summer so far?  I know I am with warm weather and summer here, we love grilling season.  :)

I recently made these fish packets for dinner and they tasted so good!



In my family I love making easy meals that are healthy and taste delicious.  This is a light meal to make for dinner that everyone will love.  These grilled fish packets would even be perfect to serve for a get together this summer.


These fish packets are so easy to assemble and dinner can be ready in minutes.


I made mine using cod fish and asparagus.  You can just substitute the cod fish, and use any fish you like and the same goes for the asparagus and use any veggie you like.  :)

Here is the recipe to make cod fish with asparagus.


GRILLED FISH WITH ASPARAGUS IN FOIL PACKETS

SERVING:  

Makes enough for 3 to 4 people

INGREDIENTS:

3 - 4 cod fish, fresh
1 big batch of asparagus, cut in half
2 lemons, sliced into rounds
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
tin foil sheets

DIRECTIONS:

Take one sheet of tin foil and spray with cooking spray.
Place 3 lemon slices on foil sheet, then add fish on top of lemons.
Add asparagus on both sides of fish. 
Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice on top of everything.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Wrap up foil packet.  Assemble the same way for each packet.  
Place packet on grill set to medium for about 15 minutes or until it looks cooked enough.

Done!



To see more of my easy to make recipes, you can click HERE!





Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.  Jess and I will see you all back here on 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





Chobani Flips Yogurt

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Disclosure:  I was invited to do this blog post by Chobani.  All opinions are my own.


Hi everyone!  Most evenings I crave something sweet, especially after I eat dinner.  My go-to sweet snack is usually yogurt.  One of my favorite brands of greek yogurt is Chobani, and recently they came out with this new type of yogurt called Flips.  This new design of yogurt brings the two tastes of fruit and yogurt together in a totally new way.  The container is split in two and on one side there is vanilla greek yogurt and on the other side there is fruit, nuts, etc.

I always like to try different and unique foods.  A personal favorite combination is mayonnaise on onion rings.  Another combination that is very delicious is vanilla ice cream with peanut butter.

Do you have any unique food flavors you like mixing together?

Chobani sent me a few pictures of their Flavor Soulmate flow chart to help you find what Flip you might like to try.




Take a look and choose one of your Flavor Soulmates - There is a Flip for You:




Craving something Sweet? Flavor Soulmate Sweet 'N Sweet




Chocolate Haze Craze
Key Lime Crumble
Peanut Butter Dream
Almond Coco Loco


Craving something Salty?  Flavor Soulmate Sweet N' Salty




Salted Caramel Crunch
PB & J
Nutty For Nana


Craving something Spicy?  Flavor Soulmate Sweet N' Spicy




Sriracha Mango
Chipotle Pineapple


I wasn't a huge fan of the Sweet N' Salty just because it's not the usual flavor I crave.  It definitely has the ability to satisfy the craving for something sweet and salty, but at the time I ate it I was very full and could not appreciate it.  The flavors are very unique and I think that you all should at least try it before you knock it.  Who knows, maybe your next favorite yogurt will be sriracha mango or key lime crumble?

Which yogurt sounds most interesting to you?  And which yogurt would you most likely try?



Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie


Cooking and Crafting with J & J #57 & #56 Features

Monday, July 11, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up



Each and every week you all amaze us with your submissions and how hard it is to only pick a select few to feature! :) Keep up the great work!

Please Visit and Follow our Pinterest Features Board at:



Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought










Features



Jess' Picks:


Woods of Bell Trees - Tropical Scented Bubbles


Cooking with Carlee - Lime Slaw with Cilantro


Culinary Envy - Waffle Coffee Cone



Julie's Picks:


Courtney's Cookbook - Butterscotch Granola


Debbie Dabble Blog - How is My Garden Growing


Annemarie's Haakblog - Flower Brooch Pattern

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!! :)


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Favorite Summer Makeup

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hello blogging friends, I hope you all had a great 4th of July!  I had a fun time celebrating at a family get together!  :)

As some of you know I love makeup, and today I'd love to share with you some of my favorite summer makeup!


1)  I love wearing bright pastel nail polish when summertime arrives.  Lately I have been wearing different shades of light blue on my nails.  I also like to wear white and a very light pink nail polish color.  I also find it very relaxing painting my own nails and giving myself a manicure.  Do you like painting your own nails?  I wish I could do the same with my toenails, but I always get a pedicure at the salon about every two weeks.  I also enjoy wearing bright pinks and coral colors for my toenails.  The nail polish I'm wearing is by Essie and the color is Mint Candy Apple.

Do you have a favorite color you like wearing on your nails and feet?



2)  I happen to be very fair skinned, so I decided to try out this product, Jergens Natural Glow when I saw a blog post done by my blogging friend, Ginnie from Hello Little Home.  You can click HERE and read about this sunless tanning lotion post from Ginnie.  I also saw a post done by blogging buddy AnnMarie from Musings of a Vintage Junkie and you can read her post HERE.

Well, I was so happy when I read these posts, that I went out and bought this sunless tanning product.  It's been many years since I last used this sunless tanning lotion.  It really worked great, and it gave my legs, arms, and even my face a nice even tan.  What I liked most about this product, was that there wasn't any streaking and the smell of the lotion wasn't so bad.  The price for this varies at different drug stores but ranges about $8 to $10.00.  I hope you will give this product a try.

Thanks ladies for the recommendation!



3)  I received this Make Up For Ever mascara sample from Sephora, since I had some points to use up.  This mascara happens to be one of my favorites right now.  It goes on nice without any clumps and makes my lashes look long.  It's also easy to remove with makeup towelettes or any makeup remover you like to use.  The next time I need mascara I will be purchasing this and it's about $24 at Sephora.



4)  This Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is such a wonderful makeup product, but a really expensive one at $44 a tube.  I was given a gift certificate to Bloomingdales for Christmas, and I decided to give this tinted moisturizer a try.  I received a sample of this from Sephora and I loved it.  I have also seen this all over Pinterest and it's a very popular tinted moisturizer.  It had many great reviews and I can see why.  I really love the way this goes on your face with a blending sponge and the color I used is Nude to go with my skin coloring.  It's also lightweight and has an SPF 20 sunscreen.

I really liked this product, but I don't think I will be buying this again as it's so expensive!  There are many other BB creams and tinted moisturizers out there that work well and do not cost so much.



5)  This Creme Smooth Lip Colour in the color Lychee Parfait is by Laura Mercier and a beautiful lipstick.  I picked out this lipstick also from Bloomingdales along with the tinted moisturizer.  This lipstick goes on smooth and it's a long wearing formula that lasts for 6 to 8 hours.  This lipstick is also a splurge product that costs $28.00 a tube.  It looks really nice with a lip liner in a similar color to match the lipstick.



**  This is not a sponsored post.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this fun post on some of my favorite summer makeup!

Do you have a favorite summer makeup product that you are enjoying?  I'd love to know.

To see more of my makeup post you can click HERE!


I will be sharing at these Five on Friday series:




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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #56 & #55 Features

Monday, July 4, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Happy Independence Day to all of you!

 Hope you're celebrating with family and friends and just having one amazing time!!


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board At:


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought






Features



Jess' Picks:



Best of Long Island and Central Florida - New York Push Cart Onion Sauce


Simply Stacie - Grilled Butter Chicken Pasta Salad


With a Dash of Color - Apple Blossom Hanging Bird Laterns



Julie's Picks:



Ramblings of a Southern Girl - Celebrating the 4th of July Tablescape


The Enchanting Rose - America the Beautiful


My Kentucky Living - Long May They Wave & Flag Etiquette


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