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Cooking & Crafting With J & J Link Up #14

Monday, August 31, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought





Features


Jess' Picks:


The Painted Hinge - How to Paint Mason Jars


Everyday Made Fresh - One Pan Lemon Chicken Bake

Woods of Bell Trees - Whipped Cinnamon Butter


Julie's Picks:



Life Away From The Office Chair - Skinny Spinach Frittata



Let It Shine - Crocheted Bare Foot Sandals

American Honey Home - Late Summer Sunflowers

Giveaway

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 We are so happy to see each of you share and link up your awesome projects each week here at Cooking and Crafting with J & J on Mondays.

 To show our appreciation of your support, we are happy to announce that we will have a GIVEAWAY for a $25 Gift Card to Starbucks for our 15th Link Up next Monday!

 The GIVEAWAY will take place next week Monday, September 7th for our 15th Link Up!

 We can't wait to have you stop by for our GIVEAWAY and link up all of your creative projects.

 Thanks everyone and please spread the word and have your friends join in on the fun.

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 

Tuna Burger Recipe

Friday, August 28, 2015



Hi everyone.  Do you ever get tired of making the same old recipes for dinner?  Well in our family I like to make easy and healthy recipes that aren't too complicated to make.  I found this recipe to make Tuna Burgers on Pinterest.

I made these for dinner recently with a salad on the side and my family loved them and I'd love to share it with you.


The mixture makes about five or six patties depending on how big you make them.  Here you can see them in the frying pan.  We had the burgers with a salad on the side but you could also serve them on a bun with lettuce and tomato or any fixing that you like.


For the recipe to make these easy and delicious Tuna Burgers you can click HERE.

* NOTE:  For a little bit more flavor I added to the recipe Chesapeake Bay Style Seafood Seasoning and some dried parsley.  You can add as many or whatever seasonings you like.


I hope I have inspired you to try this recipe idea.  If you make these tuna burgers, I'd love to know how you liked them.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and see you on 
Monday for Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!




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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie


Wordless Wednesday - Sailboats!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015




I enjoyed looking at all the sailboats while visiting at my Mom's house.  Isn't this such a gorgeous view?  I am not ready for summer to be over and I'm enjoying what is left of it.  




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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie


Cooking & Crafting With J & J Link Up #13

Monday, August 24, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Last week we had more than 606 views, 82 links, 122 clicks! Stay tuned for some really cool things happening with the Link Up in the next few weeks! Pssst...come back Labor Day!! :)

 As always, we hope you'll continue to spread the word about this awesome Link Up to everyone you know!


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



Features


Jess' Picks:


Everyday Made Fresh - One Pan Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops



Intelligent Domestications - Shirley's Famous Chicken Pot Pie


Domesblissity - Dark Chocolate & Orange Muffins

Julie's Picks:

Sweetbriar Dreams - The Great British Bake Off 


Rosemary & Thyme - Fruit Crepes With Whipped Cream


The Cookie Puzzle - Moroccan Stool Hack

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 

MAC Cosmetics

Friday, August 21, 2015


Hi friends, I have another makeup post to share with you today.  I recently went shopping at the MAC makeup store and treated myself to some makeup.  I really love wearing lipstick, so I purchased a lip pencil and lipstick that I would love to share with you.



The lip pencil is MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in the color - In Anticipation.  This is a lip pencil in a light pink shade, it goes on smoothly and has 8-hour wear, a rich color and transfer-proof.  The price is $20.  I chose this light pink lip liner because I thought that it would go with a lot of my lipsticks that I already have.  It goes on smoothly and even looks pretty without wearing lipstick.

The lipstick is MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in the color - Party Line.  This is a dark rose color, it comes in 10 shades, and has a creamy texture.  The price is $17.  I love this color lipstick for fall and winter because it's a darker shade and it really lasts a long time on my lips without coming off.

The link to MAC cosmetics is Here.  You can order this online if you can not get to the store to buy it.

I like the lip pencil and lipstick paired together and they both lasted a long time without coming off and there was no bleeding from the outside of my lips.  I would recommend these if you feel like splurging a little on makeup.

Do you have any favorite lipstick that you like?  I would love to know!

If you missed any of my makeup posts you can see them all HERE.

I hope I have inspired you to go shopping this weekend and buy a new lipstick.  Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

See you all on Monday for Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up and Features.



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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie


Wordless Wednesday - Hydrangea

Wednesday, August 19, 2015



The Hydrangea flowering plant is one of my favorites!




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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Cooking & Crafting With J & J Link Up #12

Monday, August 17, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Last week we had more than 631 views, 87 links, 126 clicks! Stay tuned for some really cool things happening with the Link Up in the next few weeks! You never know what you'll see each Monday, so don't miss one week! :)

 Also, the rules have changed, so please make sure you reread through them as we take them seriously to continue to make this Link Up enjoyable for everyone in a fair way.

 As always, we hope you'll continue to spread the word about this awesome Link Up to everyone you know!


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought




Features


Jess' Picks:


Something Sweet Winnie's Blog - Snickerdoodle Cake


Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts - Pizza Pasta Skillet 

Everyday Made Fresh - One Pan Ranch Chicken and Vegetables


Julie's Picks:


Best of Long Island and Central Florida - Sweet and Sour Thai Carrot & Cucumber Noodle Salad


Intelligent Domestications - DIY Fabric Covered Flower Containers

My 1929 Charmer - Dressing Room and a Traveling Bed

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 

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Friday, August 14, 2015




I just finished reading the book Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.  There has been so much hype about this book because it was a lost and forgotten manuscript that was just discovered and published recently.  This is the sequel to the book To Kill a Mockingbird and if you missed my book review on that book you can click HERE to read about it.

This book is set 20 years after To Kill A Mockingbird with adult Jean Louise (Scout) who lives in New York City and decides to return to visit her father Atticus Finch.  While Jean Louise is visiting with her aging father she sees the town and people now in a different way.  She learns things about her father and the people close to her that she does not agree with and her uncle tries to help her understand things better. 

My Thoughts:

I rushed out to buy this book on the first day that it was released.  I thought that Go Set A Watchman was very slow moving, which I found very boring.  What also bored me was Lee's style of writing because it differed from the way she wrote in To Kill A Mockingbird.  I didn't enjoy reading this book as I did with Lee's other book.

For me, To Kill A Mockingbird was an easy read, funny and interesting.  The character, Jean Louise, had some very funny lines and overall was a very well thought out character.  I don't feel the same way about the characters in this book.  Harper Lee's writing differs so much between the two books, so I think there must have been a reason why this wasn't published until now.

My overall opinion of Go Set A Watchman is that there was too much hype about it.  It was made to be this amazing sequel that was lost.  I think that Lee's publisher pushed too much to have this book published.  I, personally did not like this book but I know many people did.  You can be the judge of the book in the comments below.

I have a blog friend who enjoyed reading this book and you can read about her review HERE.

Have you read this book yet and did you like it?



I will be sharing this book review at these blogs:

Book Musing Monday at Mary-andering Creatively.
Read with Me at Mama Mummy Mum.
Book Nook at Create With Joy.
The Year in Book - August Circle of Pine Trees




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

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Wordless Wednesday - California Beaches

Wednesday, August 12, 2015




This is a photo I took of the beach in Malibu, California while we were our vacation.  If you missed my California vacation post you can see it 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

Cooking & Crafting with J & J Link Up #11

Monday, August 10, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up



Last week we had more than 631 views, 87 links, 126 clicks! Stay tuned for some really cool things happening with the Link Up in the next few weeks! You never know what you'll see each Monday, so don't miss one week! :) Also, the rules have changed, so please make sure you reread through them as we take them seriously to continue to make this Link Up enjoyable for everyone in a fair way. As always, we hope you'll continue to spread the word about this awesome Link Up to everyone you know!


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought


Features



Jess' Picks:



The Painted Apron - Brown Sugar Pecan Bread Pudding Muffins



Everyday Made Fresh - Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers


Olives-n-Okra - Poppy Seed Bundt Cake




Julie's Picks:


Living This Chic Life - Masala Chai Recipe



Lavender Dreams - Shopping with Noel


Ms. Toody Goo Shoes - Accessorizing Outdoor Spaces


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 

Broccoli Salad Recipe

Friday, August 7, 2015



Hi friends, back in June at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up, I featured Jenn's Random Scraps for her Broccoli Salad Recipe.  You can click HERE to see the feature, well it looked so good that I decided to make this for my family.  Jenn's Broccoli Salad Recipe is so easy to make and it's a healthy vegetable salad.

To see and make Jenn's Broccoli Salad Recipe you can click HERE.


Note:  I substituted the miracle whip in the recipe with Ranch Dressing.

This is the perfect vegetable salad to make for your next BBQ!  I hope I have inspired you to make this.

Thanks Jenn for sharing this wonderful recipe!



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

Ways to Follow Julie's Lifestyle


Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie