Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Wishing you a Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Hello blog friends!

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year for 2017!





I will see you all back here in the New Year!! :)


Julie xo

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #78 Features

Monday, December 26, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Well...how was your Christmas??  Did Santa treat you well?! 

 Well we've eaten one too many cookies and think we should probably take the week off and enjoy the holidays with our families and friends.  :) 

 We will be back on January 9th feeling refreshed and cannot wait to see what you all link up and what you've been up to for a few weeks!! 

 ENJOY this time and your "break," see you soon!


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Jess' Picks:


Olla-Podria - Beef Stroganoff Soup


Simply Stacie - Reese Coffee Milkshake


Bubbly Bee - Spicy Bacon Butter Recipe



Julie's Picks:


Courtney's Cookbook - Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Spoons


My Thrift Store Addiction - Just Add Rosemary


The Painted Hinge - DIY Wine Barrel Ring Christmas Wreath




We will be back on January 9th feeling refreshed and cannot wait to see what you all link up and what you've been up to for a few weeks!!   

Julie xo




Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2016



Hello blog friends!

This is such a wonderful and fun time of year!  I'm

Wishing you all Happy Holidays

and a






Merry Christmas with your family and friends!

Enjoy! 


Julie xo


Cooking and Crafting with J & J #78 and #77 Features

Monday, December 19, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


HOLY COW!! CHRISTMAS IS HERE!! Well not, here...here, but it's CLOSE!! Like you can SMELLLLLLL it!! :) 

 Hopefully these amazing Recipes and Crafts will help you with your last minute things that need done!

 We hope each and every one of you have one Fabulous Holiday...no matter what you may celebrate! :)


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Jess' Picks:


Kat Kat Katoen - So Here it is Merry Christmas


The Country Chic Cottage - DIY Glitter Mason Jar Ornament


KBB Crafts - Blue Acorn and Leaf Garland



Julie's Picks:


Rosemary and Thyme - Christmas Home Tour, Merry and Bright


April J. Harris - Maple Fudge Recipe


Our Gilded Abode - Making Your Own Vehicle with Tree Decor


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!! :)



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Crochet Ear Warmer

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hello blog friends!  I apologize for not being able to visit all of your blogs and to respond to your emails.  I have just been so busy with the holiday season and I've not had too much time to spend at the computer.  I hope you all enjoying the holidays too!  :)


 I love crocheting different projects throughout the year.  How about you?

Front of Ear Warmer


I just finished crocheting this ear warmer that I started working on a while back, as far as three years ago.  It's one of those projects where I worked on it and then I stopped for some reason.

This ear warmer is made with chunky yarn, and a large crochet hook.  Using chunky yarn and a large crochet hook makes this type of project work up fast.


Back of Ear Warmer


The pattern for this ear warmer is found in the book Clever Crocheted Accessories by Brett Bara.  This book and patterns are available on Amazon.

Book with pattern to make ear warmer


Below is what the ear warmer looks like worn on the model.  I used a different color yarn scheme than the blue colors of the yarn shown here.  I went with more gold, orange, and light green multi colored yarn. 




This is what I used to make the crocheted ear warmer:

For the yarn I used:  Cascade Yarns Magnum - Color No. 9478 - Lot. No. 279910 - I'm not sure if they still make this color yarn, but you can substitute it for any colored yarn you like.  

Crochet Hook - US size K

**  It's best to use thick chunky yarn for this project.  



This is a great alternative if you do not like wearing a hat in the winter.  You can also use this as a neck warmer.  

I hope I've inspired you to crochet this ear warmer to keep you warm this winter!  This also makes a great holiday gift.

To see more crochet inspiration and projects, please click HERE.



Wishing you a wonderful end of the week and weekend.


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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie





Cooking and Crafting with J & J #77 & #76 Features

Monday, December 12, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


We had well over 120 Link Ups last week! SO amazing! 

 You guys are super talented and not that we're bias or anything, but this has to be the best Link Up around with all of you amazing bloggers contributing!! :)

 We thank you SOOOO MUCH!!


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Jess' Picks:


Born Again Farm Girl - DIY Log Candlesticks


Just Measuring Up - Constructing A Built in Bookshelf with a Window Seat


Just JP - Holiday Decor for the Mantel



Julie's Picks:



Over the Apple Tree - Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves


Fox Den Rd. - How to Pack and Ship Cookies


The Painted Apron - Tablescapes - Hark the Angels Sing

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!! :)


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Reindeer Droppings Mason Jar

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Christmas Mason Jar with Candy @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle


Hello blog friends.  Don't you just love the holidays and the Christmas season.  I know I do, and it's the perfect time of year for eating sweets!

My teen had her Christmas Fair at school last week, and this is what she brought home for me!  It's a mason jar filled with Reindeer Droppings!  Ha ha, not really!

What's reindeer droppings you ask?  It's a mason jar filled with chocolate covered raisinets and the mason jar is decorated to look like a reindeer.

I just love this cute gift idea and I had to share it with you!


Supplies you will need to make Reindeer Droppings Mason Jar:


  • Mason Jar
  • Ribbon
  • Tag that says Reindeer Droppings
  • Eyes
  • One red ball for nose
  • 1 small piece of brown felt
  • Chocolate candy such as raisinets


Reindeer Droppings Mason Jar Gift Idea



Pretty festive ribbon with a tag that says Reindeer Droppings.

Christmas Tag @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Mason Jar filled with chocolate candy such as raisinets.  Brown felt wrapped around the jar and the ends hot glued together.

Christmas Mason Jar Gift @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Cute eyes and a red fuzzy ball for the nose, hot glued to the brown felt.

Reindeer Mason Jar Gift @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

That is all you need to do to make this super cute Reindeer Droppings Mason Jar Gift.

Reindeer Mason Jar @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle


I hope I've inspired you to make this super cute candy gift idea for your friends, family, neighbors, or even for the hostess at your next holiday party!




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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie


Cooing and Crafting with J & J #76 & #75 Features

Monday, December 5, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


What great ideas you all had this week! As always, so hard to pick our Features this week and definitely not enough time in a day to do them all!! DARN! :) 

 We cannot wiat to see what you all Link Up this week!!


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:



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Jess' Picks:


Courtney's Cookbook - Pumpkin Cupcakes


Sadie Seasongoods - Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments


Gluesticks Blog - Tissue Punch Advent Calendar



Julie's Picks:


Purple Hues and Me - Ruffled Ribbon Angel Ornaments


Acadiana's Thrifty Mom - Hot Chocolate Snowman


Fabulous and Fun Life - 7 Kris Kringle Beauty Gift Ideas


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