Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #116 & Features

Monday, September 25, 2017


Cooking and Crafting with J & J


We honestly wish there were more hours in a day to make all these yummy recipes and amazing crafts you guys share! We just LOVE looking at them! 

 We also want to welcome all the newbies to the Link Up!! :)


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Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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Features


Jess' Picks:



Gluten Free Yorkshire Pudding



Pumpkin Cookiese



Reversible Scrap Wood Pumpkins



Julie's Picks:



Easy Tablet Case



Pumpkin Crumb Muffins



Rustic Bundt Pan Wreath



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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Knit Ear Phone Case

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


knit ear phone case @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Hello friends.  One weekend over the summer I went to visit with my mother, who loves to knit.  I came unfortunately without any knit or crochet projects with me.

Well, my mother happened to have this basket full of yarn that she wasn't using.  This beautiful yarn was calling out to me.

I helped myself to some orange colored yarn and decided to make a knitted ear phone case for my earphones.


I did not use a pattern for this project.  I just cast on around 18 stitches on the knitting needle.  The wooden knitting needles I think were a size 8.



I just knitted, using the garter stitch, into a small rectangle.  Once the rectangle was wide enough to fold over, I then casted off and ended the knitting.

I then weaved in the ends and sewed up the two sides.  I then weaved in at the top of the pouch, a thread to pull the case closed and tied up the ends together. 

You can use whatever yarn and color that you like for this project.  The yarn that I used for this had a little bit of cotton in it, so that made it nice to work with.  The yarn I used was also thin and not too thick.  (Sorry, but I did not take a picture or write down the name of the yarn I used.)

This was a small and easy project to make, and I had it finished in such a short period of time.  I really enjoyed spending time with my mom knitting the ear phone case, while my mom knitted socks.

I love my new knitted case and it helps to keep my ear phones organized.  I hope I've inspired you to knit an ear phone case too, as this makes a great gift for the upcoming holidays.

Are you knitting any projects too?

To see some more of my knitting projects, you can click here.




Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest 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 #115 & Features

Monday, September 18, 2017


Cooking and Crafting with J&J


SO many fun shares this week! We always have such a hard time figuring out who the features are!

 You guys don't make it easy on us! So glad to have you all here with us each week! :)



Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:

Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought

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Features


Jess' Picks:



Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread



Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole



DIY Fall Decor Buckets



Julie's Picks:



A Repurposed Pillow and Blackberry Squares



Halloween Paper Straw Bats



Eggplant Pizziola Recipe



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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Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing Recipe

Wednesday, September 13, 2017



Hello friends, with cooler temps here I love using the crock pot.

I have an easy to make crock pot chicken and stuffing recipe to share with you.  It makes the perfect back to school dinner idea.

I was looking for a crock pot recipe to make that had chicken and stuffing in it.  So after searching Pinterest, I came across this recipe HERE, and it looked really good and easy to follow.




I have made this crock pot recipe about four times already and my family just loves it.  I made this recipe in the past using green beans like the recipe calls for and it tasted really good.

This time when I made the chicken and stuffing, I realized that I did not have any green beans, so I used one can of drained and rinsed peas instead.  My family happens to like this recipe better with the peas.  I also did not have any sour cream on hand and I used water in place of it and the recipe still came out great.

This crock pot recipe is an easy one to make any time of year and the perfect week night meal.  If you are making this crock meal around Thanksgiving, then you can just substitute the chicken for turkey.

By the way, the crock pot you see featured in the photo above, was from my mother-in-law, which she used to use.  The crock pot is at least 40 years old and still works great.  I had an oval shaped crock pot that I loved but the top broke.  I still wanted to use the crock pot, but have the lid replaced.  My problem was that the company that makes the replacement lids does not make my lid anymore or the crock pot.  So that is why I'm using this crock pot and I love it.

I hope you all like this recipe as much as my family.




Yield: 6 to 8

Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 4 hourtotal time: 4 hours and 10 mins
This is an easy way to make chicken and stuffing in the crock pot.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 box of stuffing mix
  • cup of sour cream
  • 1 small package of frozen green beans or (1 can of peas)
  • 1 cup water
  • crock pot
  • cooking spray

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Spray the crock pot with non stick spray.
  2. Place defrosted chicken in the bottom of the crock pot as your first layer.
  3. Open stuffing mix and pour the dry mix over the raw chicken.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the soup and sour cream. Top this mixture over the dry stuffing mix.
  5. The last layer will be the frozen green beans or peas.
  6. Now add about 1 cup of water to the top of this mix.
  7. Cook on high for 4 hours or cook on low for about 7 to 8 hours.
  8. Tip: About half way between the cooking time, use a fork to fluff the stuffing mix. This will allow the water to drop through the soup mix and create a steam to cook the stuffing. Add less water if you prefer a dry stuffing or add more water if you like it really moist.
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CROCK POT CHICKEN AND STUFFING




Let me know if you make this recipe and how you liked it.  I changed this recipe around a little bit but I found it HERE.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the end of the week and weekend.  
Jess and I will see you all 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 #114 & Features

Monday, September 11, 2017

Cooking and Crafting with J & J


There were so many fun Fall recipes and crafts submitted this past week! Almost makes us wish that we would take a whole week off and create everything you guys have done!! :) 

 SO MUCH FUN!! It also makes us super excited for Fall! Who cares that Summer is coming to a close...well...maybe... :)


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:





Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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Features


Jess' Picks:



Apple Crisp



Fall Pumpkins with Fabric Scraps



Wood Slice Pumpkins



Julie's Picks:



Potion Bottles for Halloween



Easy Back To School Dinner Ideas



Making Fall Centerpieces



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 Diagonal Dish Cloth

Wednesday, September 6, 2017




Hello friends, as many of you know I love crocheting dish clothes.  I found a very nice pattern to make one at the blog party, Cooking and Crafting with J & J on Monday's that I co-host with Jess from Plucky's Second Thought.  To see that blog post you can click here.


The details and pattern for this diagonal dish cloth can found from the blog Olives & Okra.




I made these dish clothes in a few sittings and I really enjoyed making them.  What I liked is that the  pattern was so easy to follow. 

**  I changed the pattern just a little, and I added a chain of ten, to make a little loop at the end of the dish cloth.  This way you can hang the dish cloth on a hook.





I used different colored yarn for the dish cloths than for the ones I found from the pattern.  I made mine in yellow cotton yarn and a combination of yellow and white cotton yarn.

You can also use colored yarn to match your kitchen or use in different colors depending upon the holidays.





These crocheted dish cloths make great gifts, and I made mine for my husband's Aunt who just turned 80!

I hope I have inspired you too to make some crocheted dish cloths.



Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest 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 #113 & Features

Monday, September 4, 2017

Cooking and Crafting with J & J


Happy Labor Day!! Does this mean that Summer is over?! Well...maybe. However that means that PUMPKIN AND APPLE SEASON IS HERE!! WOO to the HOO!! :) 

 Again, we've had SO MANY new Link Ups last week and we want to continue to welcome each and every one of you!! 

 Have a great week and cannot wait to see what you're all up to as Fall approaches very quickly!! :)


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:




Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features


Jess' Picks:



How to Make Picture Ledges for Under $10



Dijon Mustard/Lemon Panko Roasted Chicken



Coffee Marshmallows



Julie's Picks:



Slow Cooker Meatloaf



"Happy Birthday" infinity scarf



Cupcakes and Coffee in the Garden




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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