Julie's Creative Lifestyle

The Man In The Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hi friends!  I just finished reading the book The Man In The Brown Suit by Agatha Christie.  I would love to share with you a little bit about this book.



The book starts out with a young woman named Anne Beddingfield who is seeking adventure in her life.  Anne's adventure begins when she goes to London and is present on the Hyde Park Corner tube station platform and witnesses the mysterious death of a man.  A man in a brown suit comes forward as a doctor and pronounces him dead and then leaves the station.  The man drops a note and Anne picks it up and from there Anne tries to solve the mysterious death because the verdict from Scotland Yard is accidental death.  

This is the fourth novel by Agatha Christie and this book is an interesting read with mystery, adventure, and romance mixed into it.  If you love mystery and are a fan of Agatha Christie books then you will want to read this book. 

I liked this book but at times I was a little confused as there are many characters.  I love reading a good mystery and would recommend this.  
   

I will be sharing this book at Book Musing Monday at Mary-andering Creatively.
I will be sharing this at Read with Me at Mama Mummy Mum.
I will be sharing this with the Book Nook at Create With Joy.


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Julie

Five on Friday

Friday, March 27, 2015

I am happy to be joining Amy from Love Made My Home for her Five on Friday Series. 

I'm taking five minutes of my day to share five things:

1)  I am so happy and honored to have guest blogged last week for Tuula from the Thrifty Rebel at her creative blog.  I shared a Pink Spring Wreath that I made for her Think Pink Monday.  


In case you missed this blog post you can see it HERE!

2)  I had fun guest blogging this week for Sarah and her lovely food blog Sarah's Kitchen.  I shared how to make an Easy Baked Chicken recipe.


If any of you missed that blog post you can see it HERE!

3)  I'm so happy and thankful for some new followers who have joined my blog recently.  I want  to welcome and thank you all.  I also would like to thank all of my loyal readers (friends) for taking the time out of your busy days to read my blog posts and and to leave such lovely comments.  I really appreciate you all and you make my day!  You all are the best!  

4)  I'm so happy to see the snow in my garden slowly disappearing and melting away.  I love that I can see the ground now.  

You can see in this photo below that I will soon have tulips and daffodils blooming.  I'm so happy that spring is here and I love to see the flowers blooming in my garden.



5)  Here you can see Bosco is looking down the street and he is waiting patiently for me to take him for his morning walk.  I tried to get a photo of him looking at me but he wouldn't look when I kept calling his name!  That silly dog hates his photo taken but I can't help trying!


That is my Five on Friday for this week and thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend and have fun with whatever makes you happy.



I will be sharing this with Amy from Love Made My Home for her Five on Friday link party that she is hosting.

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Julie

Guest Post at Sarah's Kitchen - Chicken Recipe

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hi friends, I am so excited to be guest blogging today at Sarah's Kitchen!  

I will be sharing a recipe for Easy Baked Chicken.


Sarah has a wonderful food blog that you don't want to miss.

Please click HERE to visit me at Sarah's Kitchen!

I can't wait to see you there.

Julie

Five on Friday

Friday, March 20, 2015

I am happy to be joining Amy from Love Made My Home for her Five on Friday Series. 

I'm taking five minutes of my day to share five things:


1)  I am working on this knitted neck warmer and I've made a little bit of progress from last week.  I won the yarn from a giveaway that KimM at Wisdom with Needle and Thread had from the Grow Your Blog Event.  This yarn is soft to work with and I love it.  Thanks Kim for the lovely yarn.  I am happy to say that I am working on this scarf for myself.  




2)  This is a crocheted granny square neck warmer that I made.  I crocheted 3 granny squares with 8 rows each and then I single crocheted them together.  I crocheted a border around it all using single crochet and then I crocheted a pull using the chain stitch.  I will be donating this for our church Christmas Fair that we have every November.




3)  Here is a chunky blue neck warmer that I made.  I crocheted this using the half double crochet stitch in the back loop.   I'm donating this for the Christmas Fair.




4)  I made another neck warmer using soft chunky pink yarn.  I crocheted this using the half double crochet stitch in the back loop.  I made this to donate to the fair.



5)  Here is a crocheted shawl that I started working on last week.  I am making this shawl using the half granny square.  This is the first time that I'm crocheting a shawl and I do hope it will come out nice using different colors of yarn.  This too I'm making to donate to the fair.



That is my update on my knitting and crocheting I have been doing lately.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a nice weekend.




I will be sharing this with Amy from Love Made My Home for her Five on Friday link party that she is hosting.

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Julie

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015





Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day and a recipe to make Irish Coffee!



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Julie

Spring Wreath - Guest Post at Thrifty Rebel

Monday, March 16, 2015


Hi friends!  It's Pink Monday over at The Thrifty Rebel!  I was so excited when Tuula invited me to join the Pink Ladies.  Tuula asked me to make a blog post with anything to do with the color pink.

So if you love the color Pink please visit The Thrifty Rebel where I am guest blogging on Think Pink Monday.

I will be sharing a Pink Spring Wreath I made!


Click HERE to visit me at The Thrifty Rebel!

I can't wait to see you there!

Julie

Lunch Fun

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Hi friends!  My family and I went out to eat recently at a restaurant called BAREBURGER for lunch.  I'd love to share with you our fun experience and some photos.


The front of the menu is a bear riding on a bicycle holding a burger and beer which I thought was really cute.



The fun thing about this restaurant is that they serve organic salads, organic sandwiches, burgers, and organic shakes.  The great thing is that you can customize your food, such as the bread, the type of burger meat, and toppings.



I took a few photos of the decor.  The chandeliers are made out of forks, spoons and knives.  The decor is very rustic with tin ceilings, brick walls and wood floors.



There are all sorts of different sauces available and the burger seen below is wrapped in collard greens.  We also had carrot salad served in a mason jar and crunchy onion rings.


We had white peach iced tea, the best french fries and you can see another burger wrapped in collard greens.  I had a bison cheese burger with pickles, tomato, and red onion on a bun that just melted in your mouth.


We love trying out different restaurants!  We love this place so much that we have been there three times already.  Do you have a favorite restaurant that you like?

UPDATE:  The snow has melted and most of it's gone.  I promise no more talk about SNOW!

Enjoy the end of the week and weekend!  



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Julie


Room With a View

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mommy Reality Challenge #31 - Room With a View

Here is what our back yard and side yard looked like last week.  We had about 7 inches of snow last Wednesday and this is what I saw when I looked outside.


 


The temperature will be warmer this week and we'll have some melting of snow that has fallen all winter.  I will be so happy when I do not see any more snow.



Jen from JENerally Informed and Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss are hosting this Mommy Challenge and the topic this week is Room With a View.

Thanks ladies for this fun topic and challenge.



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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Makeup Monday - We're Talking Mascara

Monday, March 9, 2015

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  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 35 - We're Talking Mascara

Happy Monday everyone!  I would love to talk to you about mascara today.  I recently bought MAYBELLINE VOLUM' EXPRESS Mascara and I really liked it. 


I have spent a lot of money on mascara and I've not been so happy or impressed with them.  MAYBELLINE has been around for ages and I used to use Great Lash mascara and swore by it until I bought and tried out this mascara.  

This mascara does a nice job with coating the lashes with no clumps or flaking.  I applied only one coat and liked how it gave my lashes volume and length.  You can't beat the price at $7.49 to $7.99 a bottle.  The color I used is 402 brownish black.  You can find this mascara in any drug store.

My other favorite mascara is by Clinique called Clinique High Impact Mascara.


This mascara does not smear or smudge and lasts well throughout the day.  It coats the lashes nice, leaves no clumps or flaking.  I only need one coat of this mascara and it's also easy to remove and Ophthalmologist tested.  The price is $16.50 a tube and not too expensive.  To see it at Sephora you can click here.

Do you have a favorite mascara that you like?  I'd love to know!


Thanks for stopping by and see you all next time for Makeup Monday.



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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Five on Friday

Friday, March 6, 2015

I am happy to be joining Amy from Love Made My Home for her Five on Friday Series. 

I'm taking five minutes of my day to share five things:

1)  I LOVE Starbucks Coffee - I love having a cup of it out or I make my own at home.


2)  I love going out in New York City and walking around, shopping, and going out to eat for lunch or dinner.

3)  I gave up desserts and sugar and this is dessert we had over the holidays.  It's hard to be good.

4)  This is beautiful yarn I won from a giveaway I entered recently.  I started knitting a neck warmer and I love the soft grey and purple color of this yarn. 

5)  I am so looking forward to the arrival of Spring.  I can't wait to not see ice and snow on the ground and cold weather.

Have a great weekend everyone and have fun with whatever makes you happy.





I will be sharing this with Amy from Love Made My Home for her Five on Friday link party that she is hosting.

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Julie

Wordless Wednesday - Bosco in the Snow

Wednesday, March 4, 2015



Bosco is saying I'm COLD!



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Julie

Book Author Harper Lee

Monday, March 2, 2015

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Hi friends, do you remember reading the book To Kill a Mockingbird by author Harper Lee? Well the book was published in 1960 and she won a Pulitzer Prize.  It was announced recently that the publication of a second novel Go Set a Watchman is set for this summer.

In the announcement from her publisher Harper Collins, Lee says that the sequel was written in the mid-1950s and put aside after To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960.

Lee said that she had forgotten about the story and discovered the lost manuscript.  After much thought and hesitation she shared it with a handful of people that she trusted and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication.  



The book is set 20 years after To Kill a Mockingbird with an adult Scout visiting her father Atticus Finch in Macomb, Alabama.

I found this information in the newspaper recently and found it to be an interesting article and I just wanted to share it with you.  

You can also pre order this book from Barnes & Noble.


I will be sharing this book at Book Musing Monday at Mary-andering Creatively.
I will be sharing this at Read with Me at Mama Mummy Mum.
I will be sharing this with the Book Nook at Create With Joy.

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie