Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Wordless Wednesday - Bosco Posing for Me!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014



I love the way that my dog Bosco is posing so nice for me in this photo.  For some reason lately he does not like his photo taken, but I got lucky that day.

I will be sharing at these Wordless Wednesday Parties:

Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday - Claire Justine oxox
Wordless Wednesday - Create with Joy
Wordless Wednesday - Curious as a Cathy
Wordless Wednesday - The Jenny Evolution
Wordless Wednesday - Oh My Heartsie Girl
Wordless Wednesday - Crafty Spices

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Julie


Makeup Monday - CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

Monday, April 28, 2014

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  


Week 16 - CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

Hello Ladies, we are back here again for Makeup Monday and I'm already on Week 16!  I'm going to talk about moisturizers today.  For years I have been using from Clinique the moisturizer Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.  This is what it looks like:


You may all be familiar with this moisturizing lotion.  This lotion is about $26 dollars for a 4.2 fl. oz. bottle.

I changed creams to CeraVe about a year ago and I love it!  

The reason why I changed to CeraVe is because a year ago I was in my dermatologist's office and they had samples of it and I took it home to try.  I love this lotion because it glides on easy and it has no perfume smell to it.  It is dermatologist recommended and to read more about this amazing lotion you can click HERE.  The cost of the CeraVe is about $12.99 for a 12 fl. oz. bottle.  You get more for your money and it last longer too.  There is no fancy bottle but I like that this also has a pump to easily apply the lotion.  You can find CeraVe in Duane Reade, CVS, and Rite Aid stores.  

Please try this out and let me know what you think and if you liked it.  You will not be disappointed.

I would like to introduce you to two people that love makeup, beauty, and style.

1)  Kat from Confessions of the Perfect Mom.  I was introduced to her by Laura who blogs at Over the Apple Tree.  Kat has a beauty and fashion blog party every Monday called Monday Morning Makeup Madness if any of you are interested in joining.

2)  Deborah from The Beautiful Matters has a review on the book Toss the Gloss by Andrew Q. Robinson.  She also likes to blog about beauty and style and everything beautiful.

If you get a chance please take a look at their lovely blogs.  

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and see you next week for Makeup Monday.  If you missed any you can find them HERE.


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Julie



Marinated Steak Recipe

Friday, April 25, 2014

Do you like steak?  Everyone in my family sure does.  If you want an easy way of flavoring your steak than I have the perfect way by using Teriyaki Sauce.  


Below is the brand of Teriyaki Sauce that I like to use to marinate the steaks.

By marinating your steak in teriyaki sauce it gives it an awesome taste and flavor.  I usually marinate the steak for a day and then broil the steak in the oven during the winter months.  For summer we usually have the marinated steak on the outdoor grill.  I made this dish recently with potatoes and asparagus, but you can use whatever you like with the steak.



I hope that I have inspired you try this out sometime and let me know how you liked it.

I would also like to let you know that my friend Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose is hosting a tea mug exchange and to see the details please click HERE.  This is a fun way to meet some new blog friends!


Last year back in October I participated in Stephanie's Teacup and Mug Exchange and you can see that post HERE.  I really enjoyed it and had fun.

Wishing you all a nice weekend and see you on Monday for my Makeup Monday Series!  If you missed any post you can find them HERE.


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Julie

WW - Can You Guess What Part of NYC This Is?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014



This photo was taken last week at 86th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City and I'm looking at Central Park!

I will be sharing at these Wordless Wednesday Parties:

Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday - Claire Justine oxox
Wordless Wednesday - Create with Joy
Wordless Wednesday - Curious as a Cathy
Wordless Wednesday - The Jenny Evolution
Wordless Wednesday - Oh My Heartsie Girl
Wordless Wednesday - Crafty Spices

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

MM - Giveaway Winner & Sunscreen!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  


THE WINNER OF THE SPRING BEAUTY GIVEAWAY IS:

DIANE FROM LAVENDER DREAMER 

Diane please email me your name and address using my contact form on my sidebar.

Diane blogs at Lavender Dreamer where she shares her everyday life in beautiful sunny Florida and Western North Carolina.  If you get a chance please take a look at her lovely blog.  


A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY! 

Also a special thanks to the new followers who joined my blog!
  
I really enjoyed and had fun reading each every one of your lovely comments.

Now onto my Makeup tip for this week.    


Week 15 - Sunscreen Lotion




My makeup tip that I want to share with you this week is sunscreen.  Sunscreen is so important to use now that the weather is getting warmer for spring and summer.  It's important to wear sunscreen lotion before you apply makeup or you can use foundation, BB, or CC cream which has sunscreen in it already.  It's also important to wear sunscreen when going to the beach or doing any outside activity and applying it throughout the day.  It is so easy to get a sunburn when you do not use any type of sunscreen lotion.  

There are so many different brands of sunscreen available and I like to use Neutrogena and Coopertone.  The SPF I usually like to use is SPF 15 to SPF 45 and I use a separate one made especially for faces.

What sunscreen lotion do you like to use?

If you missed any of my Makeup Monday's you can find them HERE.

Thanks everyone for stopping by and see you all next week on my Makeup Monday Series. 

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Julie





HAPPY EASTER!

Friday, April 18, 2014

HELLO FRIENDS! 



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter!   

The winner of the Spring Beauty Giveaway will be announced on Monday April 21st at Makeup Monday!

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie



Men's Knit Scarf

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hi friends, as many of you know I had been knitting a men's knit scarf for our annual holiday knit/crochet sale at our church.  Well I'm happy to say that I finished knitting the scarf last week!  I was excited to knit a men's scarf for the first time and I then decided to add some grey yarn into the scarf that my Mom had given to me.  I thought that the scarf needed a little bit of color.  I had never done color change before with knitting and it wasn't so easy but I managed.  I would love to learn how to weave in the ends of the yarn better with color change.  Perhaps my Mom can teach me that over the summer.

Here is a photo of the finished men's scarf.  

If you missed my post from the beginning stages of knitting the scarf you can see that HERE.  It explains the type of yarn I used and the book I was reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Unfortunately I started reading the book but I never got a chance to finish it due to knitting, crocheting, blogging and home life.  I used to read so many books and I hope to get back into reading more once the summer comes.  

If you missed the middle stages of my progress on the knit scarf you can see that post HERE.




I knit the scarf until it measured 60 inches long.  I knitted 12 rows of brown yarn and then added 2 knit rows of grey yarn throughout the scarf.  I do hope that this scarf sells at our church sale this fall and if it doesn't than my husband is going to be the lucky one to wear it next winter!  

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Julie

MM - Spring Beauty Giveaway!

Monday, April 14, 2014

ATTENTION: THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!
SPRING MAKEUP GIVEAWAY!

Hello friends, I love makeup and as you know I have been hosting a Makeup Monday Series on my blog for 14 weeks now.  To say thanks for your loyalty and support come join me in this fun giveaway.

HERE IS WHAT THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY WILL RECEIVE!

1) Sephora Makeup Bag
2) Sinful Colors Professional (Feeling Great 323) Nail Polish
3) Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (Raisin The Bar 270) Nail Polish
4) Mini Nail File
5) Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (Sample Size)
6) CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara
7) Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm
8) EOS Lip Balm
9) Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream (Sample Size)
10) Too Faced Primed Poreless Pure Skin Smoothing Face Primer (Sample Size)

Makeup Monday - Week 14

These are the rules for the Giveaway:

1)  Be or become a follower of my blog Julie's Lifestyle by Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin.

2)  Please answer this question in the comments box:  
If you were stranded on a tropical island, what is the one makeup must-have you would bring?

3)  The Giveaway will end on Friday April 18th at 9:00pm EST.  The winner will be announced on Monday April 21st at Makeup Monday.  

Good luck and have fun with this!  See you all next Monday.

ATTENTION: THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!

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Julie




Crochet Spring Dishcloths

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hello friends!  I started crocheting dishcloths using the yarn that I bought last year at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio.  In case you missed all the gorgeous kitchen cotton yarn I bought you can see a photo here.  I had a fun time crocheting these this week and I will continue to make more of them in different colors.

Here are some of the dishcloths I crocheted in these bright spring colors.


The yarn I used is Lion Brand Yarn in Kitchen Cotton.  The light green colored yarn is 170 Kiwi and the turquoise colored yarn is 148 Tropic Breeze.  I found the pattern on Pinterest from a blog and to see the pattern click here.  I changed the pattern slightly by not putting a border all around the dishcloths.  

I love the way these dishcloths came out and I hope I have inspired you to crochet some too!

Have a nice weekend and please stop by on Monday for my Spring Makeup Giveaway!  You must follow me or become a follower by GFC or Bloglovin to be in the giveaway.

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Julie

Wordless Wednesday - On the Brooklyn Bridge

Wednesday, April 9, 2014



Leaving New York City on the Brooklyn Bridge!

Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday - Claire Justine oxox
Wordless Wednesday - Create with Joy
Wordless Wednesday - Curious as a Cathy
Wordless Wednesday - The Jenny Evolution
Wordless Wednesday - Oh My Heartsie Girl
Wordless Wednesday - Crafty Spices

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie


Beauty Giveaway on Makeup Monday Reminder!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

REMINDER FRIENDS!

Come join me on Monday for my Spring Makeup Giveaway!

You can win a great prize 
So please stop by! 

You must be a follower or become a follower by GFC or Bloglovin to join the Giveaway. 





Thanks agin for your loyalty and support and see you on Monday!

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Julie

Makeup Monday - How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Monday, April 7, 2014

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  


Week 13 - How to Clean Makeup Brushes


Do you clean your makeup brushes?  It's recommended to give your brushes a good cleaning once a week or at least once a month.  Well I'm guilty of not cleaning mine until the other day when I was on Pinterest and I saw a great tutorial on how to keep your brushes clean. 

If you keep your brushes clean it will help to keep your skin clear and clean of any dirt, germs, and bacteria that can get into the brushes and then onto your skin.  It also helps your makeup brushes last longer. 

Baby Shampoo and water are all you need to keep your makeup brushes clean.  

Here are the steps to cleaning your makeup brushes:


Step 1:  Take a dime size of baby shampoo and put in your hand.  

Step 2:  Wet the brush and swirl the brush around in your hand cleaning the brush.

Step 3:  Rinse the brush of any dirt.


Step 4:  Pat dry the brush and form on a towel.

Step 5:  Let brushes dry.  

In the tutorial that I used it said to place the brushes on an incline to make the brushes dry faster.  As you can see that is what I did.

The brushes were dry the next morning.

I found this tutorial on Pinterest from Heather at Girly Ever After and the link can be found HERE.

I hope you liked this makeup tip I shared with you this week and thanks for stopping by.

* PLEASE STOP BY NEXT MONDAY FOR MY SPRING MAKEUP GIVEAWAY!


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Julie

Easter Bunny Cake

Friday, April 4, 2014

With Easter approaching in two weeks I wanted to share with you a fun and easy Easter Bunny Cake!  I made this cake last year with my daughter and we had so much fun decorating the cake.


Here is what you will need to make the Bunny Cake:

1 Box of Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix - Yellow
1 can of cake frosting - White
food coloring - a few drops of red and blue (to make purple)
jelly beans
1 3-D Bunny Pan


Make the cake according to the directions on the box.  Then add the cake batter to the bunny pan.  When cake is done take out of the oven and let cool before decorating the cake with the frosting.  Mix in a bowl the cake frosting and a few drops of red and blue food coloring.  Spread frosting all over the bunny cake on both sides and then add the jelly beans.  

You can add or use whatever you like to decorate the cake.  You can even use coconut with green food coloring to make grass all around the bunny.

I hope I have inspired you to try this fun and easy way to make an Easter Bunny Cake.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to stop by on Monday for my Makeup Monday Series.

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Julie



Wordless Wednesday - I Love Yarn!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014



I love yarn and these bright colors remind me of Spring!  I bought this cotton yarn last year in the Lion Brand Yarn Studio and I think I might crochet some dishcloths soon.

I will be sharing at these Wordless Wednesday link parties:

Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday - Claire Justine oxox
Wordless Wednesday - Create with Joy
Wordless Wednesday - Curious as a Cathy
Wordless Wednesday - The Jenny Evolution
Wordless Wednesday - Oh My Heartsie Girl
Wordless Wednesday - Crafty Spices

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All of my recipes and crochet/knit creations are on my Pinterest Boards, so please have a look there too! 

Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie