Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Wordless Wednesday - A Yawn from Bosco!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

(And Not so Wordless)



I must have been boring Bosco with our morning walk last week!  YAWN!!!

If you would like to follow Bosco's account on Instagram he is at @mydogbosco



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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie


Cooking and Crafting with J & J #18

Monday, September 28, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up



Our Link Up continues to be a HUGE success with attracting more links each week, as well as even more visitors! :) 

 We continue to thank each and every one of you for all of this success, because honestly, we could not have done it without you all. :) 

 We have such a hard time choosing the "features" each week because we have so many talented bloggers linking up! 

 Last week we had over: 717 views, 85 links, 185 clicks

Please visit our Pinterest Features Board at

Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



Features


Jess' Picks:

Woods of Bells Trees - Quick Sausage Gravy



Best of Long Island and Central Florida - Orange Oatmeal Cookies



The Painted Apron - Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal


Julie's Picks:


Bj's Sweet Nothings - The Sofa



My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies - Happy Haunting



Cooking with Carlee - Baby Sweet Potato Cakes

Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

 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

Crocheted Apple Anyone?

Friday, September 25, 2015


Hi friends and Happy Fall!




I love fall and I decided this year to buy some new fall decorations and make my own crocheted apples.

My daughter and I went to Michael's craft store and she helped me pick out the fall decorations and the yarn to crochet the apples.

My first attempt to crochet an apple was not good and the apple looked to me like an orange shape.  I was determined to make one with a pattern I liked, so I used a different pattern and it was a lot easier for me to crochet. 

The apple I have shown here is my second attempt at the apple with a different pattern.  I'm so happy I found this crochet pattern.

Here is the information to crochet your own apple:

The pattern to make this crocheted apple was found on Pinterest.  The pattern can be found HERE

Crochet Hook:  US Size G
Yarn:  Apple - Red Yarn, Red Heart Soft - Wine Art. E7284608
           Leaf - Green Yarn, Red Heart Soft - Dark Leaf Art. E7289523
           Stem - Left over yarn from my yarn stash

**  You can use whatever yarn and colors you like to make your own apple.

I had so much fun crocheting this once I figured out how to make the apple.  I hope I have inspired you to crochet your own apple too!

To see more crochet inspiration visit my 

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Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful Fall weekend!

See you all back here on Monday for Cooking and Crafting with J & J.  We can't wait to see what you create and share with us.

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Julie

















Wordless Wednesday - Happy Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015





Wishing everyone a Happy Fall!  This photo was taken last year during fall season.  
To visit and see that post you can click HERE.




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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up #17

Monday, September 21, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up



Our giveaway was a HUGE success and we couldn't have done it without you all. 
 Want to know who the lucky winner is? Then check out last week's Link Up
We also had over: 675 views, 81 links, 145 clicks


We are so happy that you are joining us for
Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
We can't wait to see your awesome recipes and projects.

Please visit our Features Pinterest Board Cooking & Crafting with J & J



Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought




Features


Jess' Picks:



Debbie-Dabble - How to Make Toilet Paper Pumpkins


Paper Seedlings - Paper Cup Explosion


Ms. Toody Goo Shoes - Pumpkin Spice Diffuser 


Julie's Picks:



Ornate Splendor - Bippidy Boppidy Boo


Tea Cottage Pretties - Salted Caramel Sauce for Fall


Creating My Way to Success - Christmas Mug Rugs

Let's get to the Link Up!!

Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 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 - Reasons to Love Fall

Friday, September 18, 2015


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

I am taking five minutes of my day to share five things.




I'm sharing five things I love about fall!





1)  Cooler Temperatures - After having such a hot summer here, it's such a relief to feel the cooler weather and not have to use the air conditioner every day.  I love sleeping at night with the windows open and feeling the cool breeze.

2)  Sweater Season - I love wearing my favorite sweaters and cardigans with my jeans when fall arrives.

3)  Apples - I enjoy all kinds of apple recipes, such as apple pie, apple cider, baked apples, and apple crisp.

4)  Leaves - I enjoy taking early morning walks with my dog Bosco and looking at the leaves on the trees.  I also like watching the leaves change different colors to yellow, orange, red, and brown. 

5)  Drinks - With the cooler weather comes hot drinks such as tea, pumpkin lattes, and hot chocolate.

This is just a few of the reasons I love fall.  What are yours?


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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and see you all back here on 
Monday for Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

**  I also want to say a big THANK YOU for joining and sharing your awesome projects each week at our blog party.  We enjoy having you and we hope you will link up with us each week.

Thanks.

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Please visit Amy's Five on Friday Series at Love Made My Home.





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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie



Crochet Coaster with Fall Yarn

Thursday, September 17, 2015




Hi friends, I love crocheting coasters and I found a really nice pattern to make at Oliva's blog called, Oliva's Creative Quest.  If you would like to make your own coasters, you can find the pattern HERE.

Shown below is the version of the coaster I made using fall colored yarn.




Here is what I used to make the coaster:

Crochet Hook:  US size H.
Yarn:  Bernat, Handicrafter Cotton, Harvest Home Collection in the color Harvest.


Please take a minute to visit Oliva's awesome blog HERE.  Thanks Oliva for sharing this really cute pattern to make coasters.  I'm having fun crocheting them with your pattern.

I hope I have inspired you to make some coasters too.  I'm looking forward to making these for gifts for the holidays.  I also made some to donate to our annual crochet sale we have at my church.



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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Wordless Wednesday - Park Benches

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

One morning recently, while I was walking my dog Bosco, I took this photo of these trees and park benches.  






This second picture is the same photo, but I used the Waterlogue App to get this watercolor effect.  I think this would make a pretty card.




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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up #16 & Winner of Giveaway

Monday, September 14, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Our giveaway was a HUGE success and we couldn't have done it without you all!

Want to know who the lucky winner is? 

 Then check out last week's Link Up!

We also had over: 675 views, 81 links, 145 clicks

Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought






Features


Jess' Picks:


Silly Pearl - Fall Acorns Made With Plastic Easter Eggs



Best of Long Island and Central Florida - Broccoli Parmesan Meatballs


Marilyn Treats - Hot Spiced Cider



Julie's Picks:


Sadie Seasongoods - Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern Decor




Beautiful Girlhood - Moroccan Style Spicy Meatballs


Little Brags - Trash Can Planters

Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 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 

Coloring Books for Teens & Adults

Thursday, September 10, 2015




Hi friends.  Have you seen these coloring books yet?  Well they are all the rage right now, and they are so much fun to color.  They have exciting designs on every page and different themes to choose from.  You can use crayons or colored pencils to color in the pages and they are a great way to relieve stress, and perfect for teens and adults.  This is a way to bring out your imagination, creativeness, and get lost in coloring for hours.

I bought a few of these online from Amazon and they are also sold in bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, and at Costco.  There are so some many different design books to choose from such as flowers, mandalas, animals, etc.  I spent some time coloring a page with colored pencils and I really enjoyed it, as I haven't colored in a long time.  

If you think you might like coloring, than I would recommend these coloring books.  These also make great gifts for birthday's or for the holiday's.  I just bought my niece last weekend, for her birthday, one of these books and a big set of crayons and markers to go with it.  My niece seemed excited to try it out and I hope she has fun.

Have you tried out these coloring books yet? 

I also downloaded an app on my iPad for coloring called Colorfy that was recommended by my blog buddy Jess from Plucky's Second Thought.  This is a fun way to color too but you have to get used to using it.  You can color some awesome pictures this way.


Wishing you all a colorful weekend.  See you all next week for Monday's Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!


I will be sharing this at these blogs:

Book Musing Monday at Mary-andering Creatively.
Read with Me at Mama Mummy Mum.
Book Nook at Create With Joy.



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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie





Wordless Wednesday - September Views of the Water

Wednesday, September 9, 2015




This shot was taken from one of my morning walks with my dog Bosco.  I am going to enjoy the next few weeks left of the summery weather here.

Some of you may recognize this photo from my Instagram account.  To see and follow me on Instagram you can click HERE.




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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Cooking & Crafting with J & J #15 & GIVEAWAY

Monday, September 7, 2015

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Yay! We made it to Link Up #15! WHO KNEW?! :)

We both want to thank you all for the last 15 weeks and how awesome this ride has been.

Last week we had: 696 views, 92 links, 133 clicks.

Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought




Features


Jess' Picks:


Best of Long Island and Central Florida - Killer Marinated Tomatoes

Everyday Made Fresh - Cheesy Tuna Pasta Skillet

Krafty Owl - DIY Fall Wood Pumpkins




Julie's Picks:


Living The Gourmet - Chocolate Pecan Pie & Spiked Apple Cider

Purple Hues and Me - Wire and Floss Flowers - How To

My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies - Make Time For An Upcycle

Giveaway

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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