Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Macy's Flower Show - Part 2

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I recently visited the Macy's Flower Show in New York City and if you missed Part 1 you can read about it HERE.  I have broken up the flower show into three parts due to so many photos that I had taken of it.

Today I'm sharing with you Part 2 of our tour of the Macy's Flower Show!

Below is what my friend and I saw as we entered the main entrance of Macy's.  Look at that huge display and all of the colorful flowers.



If you look up at the top near the ceiling, we could see many floral displays.


Look at all of those pretty white lily flowers peeking through that Macy's sign.


You can see below the pretty floral hats on the manikins!  I just love the one on the left with the pretty dress, hat, and flowers in the handbag.



Look below at the pretty pink and orange flowers.  I just love the colors of them. :)


I'm not sure what these orange flowers are called, but I think they are just so pretty.


Some more lilies and pink tulips.


More yellow daffodils and pink colored plants.




My friend and I had such a fun time looking at the many colorful plant and floral displays.  It was such a delight to see and so much inspiration for gardening.  

I hope you all enjoyed Part 2 of my tour of the Flower Show.  

Stay tuned for next week as I will show you Part 3, and the last part of the Flower Show.

Have a wonderful end of the week and weekend.  Jess and I will see you all back here on 
Monday for our Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!


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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie


Cooking and Crafting with J & J #47

Monday, April 25, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


We're BACK!! :)

Thank you for joining us this week!  We look forward to seeing your AMAZING crafts, recipes, projects, and Mother's Day contributions! :)

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 Jess and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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Macy's Flower Show - Part 1

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hello friends.  I recently went to the Macy's Flower Show in New York City with a friend.  It's been so many years since I've seen this spactacular show.  It is always held each year in the spring.  It was so fun to spend the day looking at spring plants and flowers and get some inspiration for spring gardening.  Come along and let me show you our day!


We both got into the city early in the morning, as to avoid the big crowds of people who were there for the flower show and to shop in the store.  Luckily the day that we went was a warm and sunny day.

We decided to look first at the outside windows displayed with all of their colorful flowers.  I just love those hydrangeas and daffodils.


It was hard to get good photos of the flowers in the windows due to the reflection of the glass.  The window below is of the redwood trees in California and the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.


Next is the Southwest and look at the pretty flowers among the rocks.

 

I just love the colors of those pink tulips and hyacinth.


Look at all those gorgeous white flowers.


I thought the display below of the dog, his toy, and bowl of water, was so adorable.  The dog even has flowers around his neck for the collar.


Look at the different flower and plant combos.  There is just so much inspiration for spring gardening.


Yellow daffodils are one of my favorite springtime flowers.  I like the color contrast of the yellow and pink flowers.



Those are just some of the photos I took of the outside windows at the Macy's Flower Show.  I hope you all enjoyed looking at these gorgeous spring flowers.  

I didn't want to overload you with too many photos in one post.  I will be showing you the flower show broken up into two more posts.  I will be showing you Part 2 of the flower show in another post next week.  

Have you ever been to the Macy's Flower Show and did you see it this year?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  See you all back here on Monday for Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!



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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #46 Features and ANNOUNCEMENT

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


As always, we always have the most incredible contributions to our Link Up...it's always so hard to each pick just 3 features! :)

ANNOUNCEMENT We will be taking a week off this week, but WILL return Monday, April 25th with Link Up #47! 

 Please join us then where we hope to see some AMAZING Mother's Day contributions!

Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board At:




Co-Hosts



Plucky's Second Thought






Features


Jess' Picks:

Cooking With Carlee - Polish Placek Coffee Cake


Simple Life Mom - Light Cole Slaw with Greek Yogurt


Crafts Unleashed - Hanging Jar Herb Garden


Julie's Picks:



Cranberry Morning - How to Shorten Jeans the Easy Way


Domesblissity - DIY Artificial Succulent Arrangement


Exquisitely Unremarkable - The Real Reasons Why I Make My Bed


Link Up #47

...will return Monday, April 25th!!  :)


Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

Friday, April 15, 2016

Hello everyone.  It's been a while since I've read a book that I really enjoyed, and I'd love to share it with you.

I was at a friend's house recently, when I noticed that she had so many mystery books on her huge bookshelf.  I told her that I enjoy reading those type of books and she said that I could help myself to any of them I'd like to read.  Well, I spotted this book and I thought that it looked good.


Summary from Back of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a heart-pounding story of survival that takes the age-old question "Does the end justify the means?" and turns it on its head.  

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina.  By the time her husband, Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold.  Literally.  Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.  While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory finds herself held captive by a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't tell her his name.  She's determined to escape from him and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.  As her husband's deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the unnamed man is, in fact, her rescuer from those who wish her dead-and from heartbreak.

My Thoughts:

I was right!  I was so happy to have found a book to relax and enjoy reading.  I liked the book so much that I read it going on the train into the city, waiting in doctor's offices, during the afternoon, and reading right before bed time.

I enjoyed reading this fast paced book, that had so many twists and turns to the story.  What I liked about this book is that it was full of action, it has a little bit of drama, suspense, and romance mixed in.  This was an enjoyable, suspenseful, thriller and I thought I had the story all figured out at the end, but I was wrong.     

 It's the first time I've ever read a book by this author and I look forward to reading more of her mystery books.  

Have you read any good books lately?  If you do read this book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  See you all back here Monday for our Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up.


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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie





Wordless Wednesday- Evening Walk

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

(And Not So Wordless)



I enjoyed this early evening walk with Bosco.  This was our view as the  sun was starting to set.  I loved looking at the water, and the tulips along the side of the road. 


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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie



Cooking and Crafting with J & J #46 and Features

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Wow...we had so many great posts this past week, it was SO hard to choose the Features!

As always, we Thank You all for Linking Up each and every week!! :)

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Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



Features


Jess' Picks:


The Country Chic Cottage - Adding Pattern Inside a Lamp Shade




Simply Stacie - Orange Zest Soap



100 Directions - Spring Cake Mix Cookies



Julie's Picks:


21 Rosemary Lane - Vegetarian Pot Stickers




Little Treasures - Shabby Chic Flower Bracelet Pattern



Leroy Lime - Bench Makeover


Let's get to the Link Up!!

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

 Jess and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


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Alterna Bamboo 48-Hour Volume Spray

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hello friends, I hope you're all having a nice week.  We recently had some nice spring weather and then the weather turned really cold.  I sure hope it warms up soon.

It's been a while since I've done a beauty post, so I'd love to share with you one of my favorite hair products.  If you are new to my blog, I occasionally like to share my favorite makeup, nail polish, or maybe a hair product I like.  You can visit some of my other beauty posts HERE.

I love love love this hair volume spray!  I unfortunately, happen to have very thin and fine hair.  I discovered this spray when it was recommended to me by a sales associate at the Sephora store.  I use this product all the time and it works great on my hair.  If you like volume in your hair, then you are going to love this product too.


This spray is available in these stores; Sephora, Ulta, and online at; Amazon, beauty.com, glossybox.com, and at most fine beauty salons.  The price is $25 in most of these places, but I saw it available online at Amazon for $14.61. 

What I like about this spray is that there is no smell to it either! 

You can read the description of this beauty product from Sephora below and the link is HERE:

What it is:
A lightweight, highly effective spray that is clinically proven to increase volume by 105 percent.  

What it does:
This spray provides full-bodied volume that lasts 48 hours. Its super lightweight formula contains plumping technology specifically created for those with even the finest hair types. Free of a sticky or crunchy finish, it significantly enhances volume leaving hair visibly thickened and noticeably denser.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan 

What else you need to know:
The ingredients contained in this product are eco-certified, fair-trade compliant, and certified organic. Their production and sale aid in supporting the development of local communities while remaining environmentally friendly. This product does not contain gluten, TEA, or DEA.

Research results:
Clinically proven to increase volume by 105%.


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

**  This is just my opinion of a hair product I love!


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!  
We hope to see you all back here on Monday for Cooking & Crafting with J & J!


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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie


  











Wordless Wednesday - Tablescape at Macy's

Wednesday, April 6, 2016




Some of you may have all already seen this photo if you follow me on Instagram.  I just love this Spring tablescape from Macy's in New York City!


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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie


Cooking and Crafting with J & J #45 and Features

Monday, April 4, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Wow...we had so many great posts this past week, it was SO hard to choose the Features!! 

 As always, we thank you all for Linking Up each and every week!! :)

Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board At:

Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



Features


Jess' Picks:


Kleinworth & Co. - Cheesy Corn Dip



Everyday Made Fresh - Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatballs



Mitten State Sheep and Wool - Wool Pom Pom Wreath



Julie's Picks:


Musings of a Vintage Junkie - DIY Miniature Fairy Garden Terrariums



Live From Julie's House - Bacon Onion & Spinach Naan Pizza



My Kentucky Living - Spring Decorating: Floral Arrangement



Let's get to the Link Up!!


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

 Jess and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


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