Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Wordless Wednesday - NYC Sunset

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

While we were visiting with family recently, I took this photo from their apartment of the New York City skyline at sunset.




I used the same photo and made this picture using the Waterlogue app.



Have you tried this app yet?  I love making my photos look like paintings!




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Julie



To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Monday, April 27, 2015


Hello friends!  I hope you all had a nice weekend.  I just finished reading the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  I enjoyed this reading this book and I'd love to share with you a little bit about it.



It's been a long time since I read this book in high school.  I was interested in reading this book again since the author will be releasing for publication her second novel Go Set A Watchman this summer and you can read more about that post if you click HERE.

This a novel set in the small southern town of Macomb, Alabama during the Depression.  It follows three years of the life of 8 year old Scout Finch, her brother Jem, and their father Atticus who is a lawyer.  The story is told through the eyes of Scout Finch and how their father is put on a case and how the facts of it have rocked the whole town.  This novel covers race, class, justice, and the pain of growing up.

I totally enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend it.  I am so happy I read the book again and I'm looking forward to reading Harper Lee's next book Go Set a Watchman.

Have you read any good books lately?

    
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.
I will be sharing this with The Year in Books, for April at Circle of Pine Trees

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Julie


Five on Friday - Finally Spring!

Friday, April 24, 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 walk my dog Bosco every morning during the week and I enjoyed watching the boats go by.  It is so pretty and peaceful in the morning.  


2)  It feels so nice to be out and see so many spring flowers blooming and I just love the colors these daffodils.  


  
3)  We enjoy eating strawberries in our family and I cut up so many that I bought from Costco. Strawberries and whipped cream are my favorite.

4)  It made me smile to see my cherry blossom tree bloom in my front yard this week.


5)  I made buttermilk pancakes last weekend for breakfast and we enjoyed them so much!




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.

P. S.  Some of these photos that you see here I also share on Instagram.  If you would like to follow along with me on Instagram you can click HERE.


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Julie

Wordless Wednesday - Spring Flowers & Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015



I love the spring flowers in my neighborhood and Happy Earth Day to everyone! 



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Julie




A Big Thank You!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello friends!

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who left me such sweet and kind comments for my Grandmother who passed away last week.  I really appreciate it!

This is a photo of my Grandmother when she was a teenager.  My beautiful Grandmother lived a good life to 101!





I will miss you Grandma and I will always have fond memories of you!

I will be back to regular blogging too since I missed you all!

Julie xo


See you all Soon!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Hello blog friends.  Due to the passing of my Grandmother I will not be around.

I will return soon.

Thanks.

Julie xo


Makeup Monday - BB Beauty Balm Stick

Monday, April 13, 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 36 - Physicans Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Stick


Hello friends!  I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Today I'd like to share with you this new BB Balm Stick that I bought recently at Duane Reade.  I love using BB Cream and I saw that this is different as it is a balm stick that you use to apply to your face instead of cream from a tube.  I love how convenient it is to use and I applied it on my face where I needed to and then I used a makeup sponge to blend it in.  This has an SPF 30 and the color that I bought is Light and is the perfect color for my fair skin.  It also comes in Light/Medium and that is perfect for darker colored skin.  The price I paid for this is $12.95 and I am happy that it works well and blends in easily.  I love wearing and using this product and if you like using BB Cream than I would recommend you try this product.  This would be great for traveling and it's not a liquid and it won't take up too much room in your makeup bag. 

Makeup Sponge
  source

* Makeup Tip:  Makeup Sponges are great for blending in BB Creams and Foundation.  You can purchase these at any drug store.  I love using these to blend in my makeup.

Do you have a favorite BB Cream that you like using?  I'd love to know. 

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



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Julie

Recipe Features at a Friends Blog

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hi friends.  My favorite thing about blogging is making friends and connecting with people from all over the world.  My blog friend Ping who is from Asia and blogs at Living This Chic Life has actually made two of my recipes!

The first recipe that she made was my Eggplant Pizza Recipe.


If you would like to visit her blog post you can read all about it HERE.


The second recipe that Ping made was the Easy Baked Chicken recipe that I shared recently when I guest blogged at Sarah's Kitchen.  



You can read all about Ping's blog post if you click HERE.


In case you missed my blog post for the recipe for Eggplant Pizza you can click HERE.

In case you missed my blog post for the recipe for Easy Baked Chicken you can click HERE.

Ping I am so happy and thrilled that you and your family enjoyed my recipes!

Please take a few minutes to stop by and visit Ping's lovely blog at Living This Chic Life.  

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week as I try to recover from a cold!


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Julie

White & Gold Knit Scarf

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hi friends, I hope you all had a nice holiday weekend.  I'm happy to say that I finally finished working on this knitted scarf that I have been working on for a long time.  

The yarn I used is two pieces held together and it's cream and gold colored yarn and the stitch I used is the seed stitch.





I started working on this scarf last year and I was going to make it into an infinity scarf but I changed my mind.  I decided to just make it into a regular scarf to wear.  In case you missed that post you can see it HERE with all the details of the yarn, needles, and pattern that I used.  I am happy to be wearing it for the spring as there are still some cold days we have been having. 

One by one I have decided to finish a yarn project that I have left to finish before I start a new one.  If you knit I hope I have inspired you to knit a scarf like this one too.
   

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Julie

Happy Easter 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015


HELLO FRIENDS!



WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED EASTER!

Julie xo