Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #82 & #81 Features

Monday, January 30, 2017

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


So fun to see week after week what you all have submitted! We have such a talented group of bloggers that are faithful to our Link Up every week! :) 

 We thank each and every one of you for your contribution and participation each week! :)


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Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Jess' Picks:


Best of Long Island and Central Florida - Orange Juice Bread


Simply Stacie - Brussels Sprouts Lemon Pancetta Recipe


Treat and Trick - Japanese Cotton Cheesecake



Julie's Picks:


The Painted Apron - Valentine Love, Crafts, Sweets, Tables, Decor


Esprit de la Vie - Holiday Pictures in Penang, Malaysia


Of Faeries & Fauna Craft Co. - Heart Shaped Welsh Cakes



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

New Makeup Haul

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hello friends.  I thought that I would do a fun makeup post since I haven't done one in a while.

In the beginning of the year I love sorting through and organizing my makeup.  I throw out what is old, or what I have not used in a while.

After sorting through my makeup, I realized that I needed new mascara, eyeshadow primer, and dry shampoo.  I bought a new cover stick (concealer), and an eyebrow shaping set.

Here are the items I bought:

Makeup Haul @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Makeup Haul @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle



1)  L'Oreal Volumnous Mascara - This is a new mascara that I tried and I love it.  My lashes came out  looking long and there is no flaking or clumping.  I like using black mascara and I sometimes use brown/black.  

2)  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - I never used eyeshadow primer util my daughter recommended it to me after she told me numerous times that my eyeliner was worn off and smudged in spots.  When I use this eyeshadow primer, my eyeliner stays on all day with no smudges.  I also like that my eyeshadow stays on all day as well.  I would defiantly recommend this product.

3)  NYC Cover Stick - I absolutely love this cover stick and I use this for under my eyes and around the top of my eye area.  I also apply this over my lips when I wear lipstick.  Doing that usually makes my lipstick stay on and last longer.  I also use a lip liner too. 

4)  Not Your Mothers Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo, Unscented - I love this dry shampoo and it's one of my favorites.  To read my post on dry shampoo, you can click HERE.

5)  EcoTools Brow Shaping Set - I like how the eyebrow brush works and I use it to brush my eyebrow hairs to stand up straight.  I like using the other brush to apply eye shadow, but this could also be used to apply color to your eyebrows.

I bought all of these beauty products at ULTA Beauty.  It was my first time visiting this store, and I really liked it.  ULTA Beauty has everything you need for all of your beauty essentials, at great prices. 


When was the last time you went through and sorted out your makeup?



Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the 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 #81 & #80 Features

Monday, January 23, 2017

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Valentine's Day is right around the corner and it's been lovely to see what sort of treats and crafts you all are up to! :) So fun!! 

 As always, we thank you all for participating and helping us make this the best link up ever! :)


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Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought

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Jess' Picks:


Just Measuring Up - How to Make Easy Valentine's Finger Puppets



The Country Chic Cottage - Mason Jar Vase For Valentine's Day



Olives & Okra - Crochet Valentine Mug Cozy





Julie's Picks:


Gluesticks - Quilted Sweetheart Pillow



Kleinworth & Co. - Skinny Double Chocolate Brownies



Across the Blvd. - Romantic Setting For Two


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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Pancake Muffins Recipe

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Hello blog friends.  I have this super easy recipe to make pancake muffins, that I'd love to share with you!


PANCAKE MUFFINS



Pancake Muffins @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

I found this recipe from our weekly, Monday, Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up, that I co-host with Jess from Plucky's Second Thought.  This recipe was shared by Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and I had to try it.

The recipe is so easy to make and they taste great.  I love this fun idea of making pancakes in muffin tins!  I added about 3 small pieces of banana to each muffin, and they taste great with maple syrup.  

Since I last made these banana pancake muffins, I have made the pancake muffins using bacon which tasted really good and with blueberries that were also good.  After making all three types of muffins, I like the cooked bacon added to the mixture the best!

Pancake Muffins Recipe @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle


PANCAKE MUFFINS RECIPE


SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:

  • Pancake Batter - I used Betty Crocker Bisquick Mix
  • Your favorite add ins - blueberries, strawberries, bananas, nutella, chocolate chips, sausage, bacon pieces, etc.
  • Muffin tin (12)
  • Non-stick cooking spray
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE PANCAKES:
  • 2 cups Betty Crocker Bisquick Mix
  • 1 cup Milk - I used Almond Milk
  • 2 eggs
* This makes enough for 12 muffins

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Spray each muffin hole with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Fill each hole 1/4 full with pancake batter.
  • Add in your favorite add in on top.
  • Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
  • When done baking serve with maple syrup.
  • Done.



I hope you all enjoy this easy way to make pancakes.  Have fun making them with your favorite add in!  Please let me know if you make the muffins and if you liked them.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the 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 Link Up #80 & #79 Features

Monday, January 16, 2017


It's SO good to be back and to see what you all are linking up!! We've missed checking out what everyone is doing! As always, it was so hard to pick the features for the week! :) 

 We want to continue to thank you all for the support and your participation! We definitely couldn't do this Link Up without you all!


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Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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Jess' Picks:


Courtney's Cookbook - Banana Bread Granola


Nancy on the Homefront - Poppy Seed Muffins


April J. Harris - Chicken with Cashew Nuts 



Julie's Picks:


Jay Tried & True - Breakfast Burritos


Country Chic Cottage - Dollar Store Bins for Organization


Life Away From the Office Chair - Hooking in Pink

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 Baby Vest and Hat

Thursday, January 12, 2017



Hello friends.  I crocheted this baby vest and hat set, made for a girl or boy, and I wanted to share it with you.

I made this baby set, and I will donate it to be sold at our holiday crochet sale that we have each year at our church.

I added small light blue buttons to the hat and vest so that a baby girl or boy can wear it.




The hat was easy for me to crochet and I think it came out cute.  The baby hat is made into a rectangle shape and then sewn together in the back.  I made it so that it can be folded up at the bottom of the hat.

The pattern for the hat was made by one of the ladies that used to be in our crochet group.  Sorry I do not have that pattern to share with you.  I have a similar hat pattern that can be found HERE.




I found the pattern to make this crocheted baby jacket from favecrafts.  To make your own crochet baby/tweed baby jacket or (vest as I made it), you can find the pattern HERE.

**  NOTE - I did not use the yarn that they called for in the pattern for the jacket.  The yarn I used is Caron Wintuck in the color FISHERMAN 3062.  The sweater pattern had red buttons, but I made mine with light blue buttons.

This is my second baby outfit I've made, and I was so inspired to try and make this one.  If you would like to see my first baby sweater you can read that post HERE.  

I will have to say that this was difficult for me to crochet and I had trouble with it.  I wanted to make this into a baby sweater, but I made it into a vest instead, because the sleeves were not coming out correctly.  I had to rip it out too many times!  I think it still looks cute as a vest, and I enjoyed crocheting the hat.

I am so glad that I pushed myself to be challenged to make this baby vest.  Have you ever challenged yourself with any crochet or knit projects?  


To see more of my crochet projects you can click HERE.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a nice 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 #79

Monday, January 9, 2017

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


We're back!! We hope each and every one of you had one fantastic New Year! :)

 Anyone make any resolutions?! :)

 We can't wiat to see what you come up with!!


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:




Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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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! 

 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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3 Bean Salad Recipe

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

I'm sure all of you are looking forward to eating healthy for the start of the new year!  :)  I know I am and I really need a break from cakes and cookies.  LOL!

I just love a healthy salad for lunch or with dinner.  Today I have an easy to make, 3 Bean Salad recipe I'd love to share with you.


recipe to make bean salad at Julie's Creative Lifestyle


This salad recipe calls for a few ingredients and tastes great.  It's so easy to make and it can be ready to serve in minutes.

I hope you enjoy this salad as much as my family does.




3 BEAN SALAD RECIPE






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3 Bean Salad Recipe
This is an easy bean salad recipe that can be served any time of year.
Ingredients
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can chick peas
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese crumbles
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • to taste Italian seasoning
  • to taste salt & pepper
Instructions
1. Drain and rinse each can of beans. Cut up tomato and red onion.2. Add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl.3. Mix everything together.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 Servings




Wishing you all 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