Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #72 & #71 Features

Monday, October 31, 2016


Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

We're both back and loving what we're seeing! Such fun Fall/Halloween recipes for you all to check out one last time before we move on to the next holiday!! :) 

We hope each and every one of you have a fantastic and safe Halloween!


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Jess' Picks:


Courtney's Cookbook - Cinnamon Bun Smoothie


Cooking with Carlee - French Silk Brownies


Kleinworth & Co. - Fall Thanksgiving Wreath



Julie's Picks:


Born Again Farm Girl - Mummy Jars


My Kentucky Living - Whimsy in the Great Room


Acadiana's Thrifty Mom - Easy Mini Pancake Muffins

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 recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Roasted Beet Recipe

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Roasting beets are a great vegetable to eat all year round, and they can be used alone or in salads.

I recently made roasted beets, and they are so easy to make and taste great.  Some people like to boil them, but I find this way to make them very easy.




Here are the easy steps to make roasted beets.

Easy steps to make them at Julie's Creative Lifestyle


1)  Cut the stems off of the ends of beets.
2)  Wrap each beet in aluminum foil and place on tray.
3)  Roast beets in oven at 400 degrees F.
4)  When beets cool, cut off the skin of each beet.


ROASTED BEETS RECIPE

easy recipe to make roasted beets at Julie's Creative Lifestyle



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Roasted Beets Recipe
This is a quick and easy recipe to make roasted beets.
Ingredients
  • as many as you like beets
  • aluminum foil
  • baking sheet
Instructions
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.2. Slice off beet leaves from each end of beets. Scrub beets thoroughly and then wrap each one with foil. 3. Transfer wrapped beets to baking sheet. Roast for 50-60 minutes. Beets are done when fork slides easily into beets.
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Wishing you a wonderful end of the week and weekend.  Jess and I will 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


JCL Fan Favorites

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hello blog friends.  I hope you all had a nice weekend and are having a good week so far.

I'm so happy and honored when my INSTAGRAM friends make some of the crochet projects and recipes that I share there, on Instagram, and here on the blog.





I was so happy when Angela @shropshirecrafter on Instagram made a crocheted leaf that I shared with everyone in a post I did HERE.  Her crocheted leaf is on the left, and look how pretty and amazing it turned out.  I love the yarn color you chose for the leaf and thanks for making it.

I was also happy when Ping from @theloation_masalachic on Instagram made the pasta dish that I made HERE.  Ping made the pasta dish but substituted the kale for broccoli.  That pasta dish sure looks good!  Thanks again for taking the time to make one of my recipes that I shared on the blog.

Thanks ladies, I am so glad I was able to inspire you both with crocheting the leaf and cooking the pasta dish.

Let's keep inspiring each other with our projects and recipes!  Keep sending me photos of your recipes and projects you make and are sharing on Instagram, and I will mention you here on the blog.

**  If you would like to follow along with me on Instagram you can HERE.



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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie




Cooking and Crafting with J & J #71 & #70 Features

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


What a great week it was for all the submissions! So amazing as always! 

 Jess took the week off this week, but I want to share some GREAT features! 

 Be sure to check back next Monday for your regular features! Cannot wait to see what you all are up to next week!


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Julie' Picks:


My 1929 Charmer - Pumpkin Patch Knitting For Fall Arrangement


Easy Apple Pie Without a Pie Dish


Oliva's Creative Quest - Autumn Scrabble Plaque

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 recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!


PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

My Favorite Dry Shampoo

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hello friends.  I hope you're all having a good week!

Today I'd love to share with you my favorite dry shampoo, and a few others I enjoy using.



My favorite hair product is called Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo.

I happen to have very fine hair and it's not that easy for me to take care of.  I do not wash my hair everyday, (usually every other day), and I when I need to freshen it up, I use dry shampoo. 

Usually I like taking my shower in the evenings, and then wash my hair and condition it.  Then in the morning I use dry shampoo and with a few sprays I can manage my hair to look good.  After that I usually use a little bit of hairspray and I'm good to go.

This dry shampoo really cleans my hair well and eliminates oil, sweat, and odor.  This would be a great product to take along to the gym, as your hair gets all wet and sweaty after a good workout.

What I like about this hair product is that there is no perfume smell and you only need to spray a little bit in your hair to work well.

I also like to bring dry shampoo with me when I'm traveling, as it's so easy to use if I don't feel like washing my hair that day.   

To read more about this hair product, you can click HERE.  This dry shampoo was purchased at Sephora.

Another dry shampoo I love using is Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo.  I like the way this product works and it only costs $5.99.  I bought mine at Walgreens and it's available in most drug stores.  I like using this product because it works well on my hair, with no perfume smell.  It also seems to add a little bit of body to my hair.  I love the price of this dry shampoo too!  

There is another dry shampoo that I've used and I felt it was just ok, called DETOX Dry Shampoo by DryBar.  This product had a very overpowering perfume smell to it, that just made me sneeze every time I used it.  I bought a sample set of DryBar products at Sephora, and I was happy that I could sample this product that way and not buy the full size.  In New York City they have stores where you can have your hair washed and blown dry with their products for $40!  Who knows, you might like this product and it's worth a try.

Another dry shampoo that I have tried and liked a lot is called Klorane Dry Shampoo and it worked well on my hair.  I bought this product at Duane Store drug store. 

There are so many benefits to using dry shampoo, and they are really convenient to use if you are rushed in the mornings like me.  I happen to like using the aerosol form, but they also come in powder and mousse.  


Here are some benefits for using dry shampoo:

* It's a great way to replace washing your hair if you do not have time to wash it.

* Dry Shampoo makes your hair style hold up and last longer.

* Colored hair lasts longer since you are shampooing less.

* Using dry shampoo may add volume to your limp and flat hair.

* The product can help cover up dark roots if you dye your hair blonde.


These are just a few reasons why I like using dry shampoo.

  
Have you ever used dry shampoo and do you have a favorite that you like using? 


To see how I made my own homemade DIY Dry Shampoo you can click HERE.

To see more makeup posts you can click HERE!


**  This is not a sponsored post and my own opinions.


Thanks for stopping by, and have a great end of the week and weekend.  Jess and I will see you 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 #70 & #69 Features

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


We're at the big 7-0!! HOW MUCH FUN have we had over the last 70 Link Ups?! 

 SO crazy to think how much amazing-ness you all have contributed! 

 Thanks so much for all the support! :)


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Jess' Picks:


Courtney's Cookbook - Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins


Sew Travel Inspired - Scrambled Egg Muffins For A Grab-n-Go Breakfast


Momma D Jane - DIY Halloween Decor Eek Block Craft



Julie' Picks:


Life and Linda - Orange You Pretty


A Tray of Bliss - Embellishing Clothing for That Designer Look


Little Brags - DIY Personalized Birthday Gift Idea

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 recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Dollar Store Fall Decorations

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Hello blog friends.  I love when the dollar and craft stores have their supplies available for fall decorating and crafting.  They have items such as pumpkins, fall leaves, faux sunflowers, and pretty ribbon.




I recently went to the Dollar Tree store to pick up some supplies to make an easy fall floral arrangement.  Each item cost only $1, and the total cost was $5 to make.

I'd love to share with you how I made this fun and easy dollar store fall decoration.


DOLLAR STORE FALL DECORATION

SUPPLIES:

2 flower bunches
2  leaves bunches
1 roll of decorative ribbon
tape
1 vase

All supplies available at Dollar Tree stores.


Flower and Leaves



Decorative ribbon




INSTRUCTIONS:

1)  Take your floral arrangement and arrange the way you would like the arrangement to look.  Tape the bottom stems of the arrangement.



2)  Add decorative ribbon to the bottom of the flower stems and make a bow.



3)  Take floral arrangement and place into vase.



4)  Done!  Now you have your pretty fall floral arrangement that cost only a few dollars and minutes to make.  I also added a few pumpkins and now I have a cute fall vignette.



Have you been doing any fall decorating?  

I hope I've inspired you to make your own easy fall decoration, as crafting does not have to be difficult to make or cost a lot!


NOTE:  Please take a few minutes to read this post written by my daughter who blogs at This Fashion Girl.  The post HERE is about feminism and International Day the Girl.  I know you are going to like this article.  Thanks.


Wishing you all a wonderful end of the week and weekend.  We will see you all back here on Monday for our Cooking and Crafting 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 #69 and #68 Features

Monday, October 10, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


October is really starting out with a BANG here at the Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up! 

 You guys are amazing and we LOVE to see what you're all up to!



Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:



Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Jess' Picks:


KBB Crafts - Mini Halloween Pillows


While I Linger - Evolution of Gallery Wall


Beatrice Eupheme Vintage Cottage Style - Fall Decorating and Pumpkin Spice Cake



Julie' Picks:


The Krafty Owl - Decorate Fall Wood Letters


Culinary Envy - His and Hers Chicken Pot Pies


Frau Tschi-Tschi - Hat Skull Crochet

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 recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up