Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up #5

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


As always, Julie and I want to thank you all for the huge success that the Link Up has received! We hope you'll continue to stick around for weeks to come and definitely help spread the word about this awesome Link Up!

Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



Features


Jess' Picks:


My Life Cookbook - Lemon & Herb Chicken Salad


Honey & Birch - Jalapeno Tuna Stuffed Tomato Recipe


Treat and Trick - Apple Oatmeal Bars



Julie's Picks:


Kitty's Kozy Kitchen - Slider Style Mini Burgers


Life On Willie Mae Lane - Before & After Laundry Room Art


Southern Day Dreams - Been On a Box Roll

Let's get to the Link Up!!

Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! Yep, that's now going to be the theme from here on out!  Julie and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up 

Five on Friday - What I Love About Summer

Friday, June 26, 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:

Today I'm sharing some things that I love about the summer!


1)  I love refreshing drinks during the summer such as the ice tea at Panera Bread.  It's one of my favorite ways to cool off when it's hot outside.


2)  I'm so grateful for our summer vacation I just had with my family to sunny California.  We just got back yesterday and once I'm all settled in I will be sharing with you photos and more about the vacation.

Here are two photos that I'm sharing with you from our trip.  If you follow me on INSTAGRAM then you will recognize these photos.  I hope you will join me on Instagram to follow along!


I just love California and the sunny warm weather!


3)  I love summer and grilling food and BBQ's and not having to use the oven as much when cooking dinner or entertaining friends and family.  I made grilled corn and the recipe to make it was so easy.  I will share this with you soon.


4)  I am enjoying my container gardening and growing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, mint, basil, lavender, and edamame (they are beans in a pod) and it's my first time growing edamame beans.  I love having a small garden to tend too.


5)  My family and I are looking forward to visiting and spending time at my mothers beautiful home and beach for the summer.


Have a nice Friday and weekend and have fun doing 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.



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

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Roasted Cauliflower

Thursday, June 25, 2015



I love cooking vegetables as a side dish for our family for dinner.  Today I'd love to share with you this easy recipe for Roasted Cauliflower.



ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower 
4 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Lightly spray with cooking spray (PAM) a large roasting pan.  Cut cauliflower into small florets and place in a bowl.  Add to the bowl olive oil, salt, pepper and mix everything together.  Spread florets out onto the roasting pan and place in oven.  Roast for 35 to 40 minutes until lightly browned.  Use a fork to test when done.

Done!

This makes a great vegetable side dish for chicken, fish, steak or any pork dish.  I hope I have inspired you to make this easy vegetable recipe.  




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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie



Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up #4

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


As always, Julie and I want to thank you all for the huge success that the Link Up has received! We hope you'll continue to stick around for weeks to come and definitely help spread the word about this awesome Link Up!

Sorry, there will be no features this week for me, but you can visit Jess to see who she featured this week!  Thanks!

Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought

Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! Yep, that's now going to be the theme from here on out!  Julie and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Cream Crochet Scarf

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello friends!  I recently finished crocheting this cream colored scarf that I made to donate to our Christmas crochet sale we will have this fall.  I really enjoyed making this scarf and here are a few photos I'd love to share with you.




The pattern can be found HERE.  I decided to change the pattern a little and not make the scarf as wide as the pattern.  This scarf can be made in multiples of three and instead of chaining 26, I made a chain of 21.  I also changed it by not making all 3DC in the scarf but making a combination of 2DC 3DC 2DC.  

Note:  2DC stands for two double crochet 
           3DC stands for three double crochet

The yarn:  Red Heart - Super Saver Economy in the color Aran Fleck ID#E3004313.
Crochet hook:  US size H or I
US Terminology

I enjoyed changing this pattern around and it's the same combination that I am using to make the rose colored scarf that I'm currently working on.  To see that post it can be found HERE.



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

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie





Cooking & Crafting with J & J Link Up Party #3

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Once again, Julie and I want to thank you all for the huge success that the Link Up has received! Last week we had: 614 views, 68 links, 115 clicks!! We hope you'll continue to stick around for weeks to come and definitely help spread the word about this awesome Link Up!

Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought


Features

Jess' Picks:
Vintage Zest - Koren Bean Sprouts

Scrumptilicious 4 You - Ranch BLT Chicken Taco

Delightful Repast - Biscuits and Gravy

Julie's Picks:


Exquisitely Unremarkable - Easy Egg Bake Recipe

Little Treasures - Crocheted Flower Lariats

House Honeys - Building a Stone Wall

Let's get to the Link Up!!

Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! Yep, that's now going to be the theme from here on out!  Julie and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Grilled Potatoes Recipe

Friday, June 12, 2015



Hi friends, I love summer and making food on the grill.  It's so easy and you don't have to use the oven.  When I saw this recipe for grilled potatoes that Jess from Plucky's Second Thought had made I knew that I wanted to try and make them too.

These grilled potatoes tasted so amazing and to see her recipe you can click HERE.  I cooked the potatoes on the grill for a half hour and make sure to spray the tin foil with PAM or cooking spray so the potatoes do not stick to the foil.

Thanks Jess for sharing this recipe!



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

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie



Red White & Blue Crochet Coasters

Wednesday, June 10, 2015



Hi friends.  Last week I shared an American Flag Coaster that I made and to see the details on how to make one you can click here.  I had so much fun making it that I decided to make them in red, white, and blue yarn.  I used the same pattern that I used to make the flag coaster for each coaster.  I did not do any color change and made the rectangles a solid color using red, white and blue cotton yarn.


These are so much fun to make and they work up fast.  I hope I have inspired you to crochet or craft something fun and patriotic.


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

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie



Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up Party #2

Monday, June 8, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Julie and I want to thank you all for the huge success that the 1st Link Up received! We had: 472 views, 67 links, 124 clicks!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! We also received so many nice comments and enjoyed viewing all of you talented bloggers! We hope you'll stick around for weeks to come and definitely help spread the word about this awesome Link Up!

Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought

Features


Jess' Picks:

Nancy On The Home Front - Light Lemon Pound Cake

Our Life In a Click - Lemonade Icecream Dessert

Olives-n-Okra - Boston Baked Beans

Julie's Picks:

Lemon Raspberry Oat Crumble Bars - Sweet Baked Life

Jenn's Random Scraps - Broccoli Salad

Our Life In a Click - DIY Summer Tote Bag

Let's get to the Link Up!!

Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! Yep, that's now going to be the theme from here on out!  Julie and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Five on Friday - Goodbye May & Hello June

Friday, June 5, 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:


These are some photos I took during the month of May.



1)  May was a month of celebrations.  We celebrated a birthday and Mother's Day.

2)  My dog Bosco sat patiently and let me photograph him with stuffed animals and on our stoop while I drank coffee.

3)  I took some photos while I was in the city.

4)  I enjoy making different salads as a side dish when we have BBQ's during the summer months.  I made Ranch Salad Dressing Salad and you can make this salad if you click here.  

5)  I made some crocheted squares for charity and to read about that post you can click here.



Have a great weekend and have fun doing 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.


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

Ways to Follow Julie's Lifestyle


Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie