Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Making a Veggie Tofu Scramble

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Hello friends. Well, I'm glad to back from my blogging break!


I hope you all had a great 4th of July.  I had a really nice day and we packed everything up early and headed to the beach.  It was a little crowded but we enjoyed ourselves since the water was so warm to swim in.  We also enjoyed watching the fireworks.






I recently found an awesome recipe a while back from my blogging buddy Heather, who blogs at Our Life In a Click.  She loves cooking Vegan and healthy foods for her family.

Heather recently made a Tofu Scramble that she shared on her blog.  This dish is great for people that do not like to eat eggs since there are no eggs in this recipe.  For the recipe, you use tofu instead of eggs.

To see the recipe on how to make this tofu scramble you can click HERE.

We all are trying to eat healthier so I decided to try out this recipe since it looked so good.  I made this recipe a few weeks ago and we all loved it and it tasted just like eggs.

I gathered some of the ingredients along with salt, pepper, garlic powder, firm tofu, a can of rinsed and drained chickpeas, and some baby spinach.





I also added a package of vegetables that included broccoli, red and green peppers, and onions that were cleaned and chopped up already.


I let all of that simmer in a large pot with olive oil for a few minutes.




I next added in drained and crumbled up tofu to the veggies.  I let that all cook for a while.




I next added in some tumeric for flavor and coloring.  I did not have all of the ingredients that were in the recipe and left out the aminos and brussel sprouts.

I let this all cook for a while until the veggies were all cooked through.





My daughter and I really loved this dish and she had hers with brown rice and I had mine with whole wheat toast for dinner.

This dish is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!





Thanks, Heather for the recipe to make this tofu scramble.  It really does taste like eggs and vegetables.

I hope some of your will also be inspired to cook this healthy tofu scramble.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the end of the week and weekend.

Don't forget to stop by for our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!


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


Julie



Cooking and Crafting with J & J #154

Monday, July 16, 2018



We're BACK!! :) 

 We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and we cannot wait to see what you've been up to!!





Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Join the new and GROWING Facebook Group Today At Plucky's Second Thought we always find great recipes, crafts, product and travel reviews, movies and TV Show news, book suggestions, and much more...so why not share them on Facebook for all to see! You are also encouraged to share anything that you may find! All posts are monitored and must be approved. Advertising for your business is not allowed, nor are affiliate links as well as any spam posts. Here you will find easy craft projects and recipes that anyone could accomplish. Yep, you don’t have to be Martha Stewart or Rachael Ray to attempt anything shared. Join and invite your friends to share the fun!

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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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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #153 Features & Announcement

Monday, July 2, 2018



HAPPY 4th OF JULY WEEK!! 


 Because it means that Summer is half over...we've decided to take a break this week and enjoy time with family! 


 We're also going to take the next week off as well and will be back with a new link up on July 16th!! 

 We hope you all have a WONDERFUL holiday!!





Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features




Jess' Picks:



The Best Easy Homemade Refrigerator Dill Pickle Recipe



Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken recipe



Easy Pan Pizza recipe



Julie's Picks:



Holiday 4th Food, Table & Crafts



S'mores Blondies Recipe



4th of July Party Ideas





We'll be back with a new Link Up on July 16th!!

Thanks, Julie

Blog Page Views and Blogging Issue Fix

Thursday, June 28, 2018


GRATEFUL BLOGGER!!


Blogging at Julie's Creative Lifestyle



Hello friends.  I just wanted to mention that as of June 2018, after blogging for a little over 5 1/2 years I have received over 1,000,000 page views on my blog!

It seems so unreal and crazy to me and I wanted to give you all a big THANK YOU!

I am so grateful and happy that I have all of you as my blog friends.  It means so much to me that you all take the time out of your busy days to stop by and read my blog.  You all are the best!  I really love and appreciate the blog friendships that I have made after all of these years with all of you.  I too enjoy visiting and reading your blogs each week to catch up with your lives and to see what is new with you.



BLOGGING EMAIL ISSUE FIX

There seems to be a blogging issue that started as of May 25, 2018, because Blogger/Google and emails updated the security protection.  Bloggers are not receiving email notifications when someone leaves a comment on your blog and they are also a no-reply blogger.  This is only for people on BLOGGER.

Well, there is a way to fix this problem and receive email notifications again in your email inbox.  The solution is very easy to fix.

I found out how to fix this problem by visiting two bloggers who have written out blog posts on how to correct the problem.

If you visit Nana Diana Takes a Break's blog HERE it explains all the steps to take to fix it.

There is also another blogger Lisa from Life Away from the Office Chair who has written a blog post on how to fix the problem found HERE.

I hope you visit these blogs as I visited Nana Diana Takes a Break and I did exactly what it says and it's working just great for me!! YAY!!

HAPPY BLOGGING FRIENDS!

Thanks, Diana and Lisa for writing out these really helpful blog posts for fixing the email notification problem.  We, bloggers, appreciate the help and fix for this problem.




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


Julie


Finished Bathroom Redo - Part Three

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Hi everyone.  This post is the final reveal of the Finished Bathroom Gut and Redo!


 The bathroom had to be gutted out of everything in the old bathroom.  This is what the bathroom looked like when everything inside was ripped out and taken away.  Not too pretty!

As a result of gutting out the bathroom, there was so much dust and mopping I had to do each day.  It was a lot of work for us to keep clean, but worth it.





Bathroom Gutted Out



We decided to put in a glass shower door over the tub.  I am not used to that look and always had a shower curtain for this bathroom, but now I really like it.


New Bathroom


One of my favorite parts about this bathroom is the vanity.  I really love it and it works like a dresser drawer.  The vanity is large and can hold a lot of items.  It has some dividers inside the drawers for different sections to hold things.  The top drawer does not open due to the plumbing, but the bottom two drawers do open and can hold a lot.



Bathroom Vanity


I love this toilet and it's narrow and has a dual flush on top and it's by Kohler.  The bottom sides of the toilet are very easy to keep clean.  The toilet paper holder is from Bed Bath and Beyond and I was so happy that they have a huge selection of toilet paper holders.




I had the tile put up on some of the walls because the wall used to get holes in it and now that will not happen.  The towel rack is from Lowe's and I have two hooks on the back of the door from there too. I chose a light grey color for the walls and I like how it goes well with the rest of the bathroom.




The medicine cabinet is just the perfect size.  It can hold a lot of items and I have it set up like a drug store all neat.  The faucet is the brushed nickel look.




I decided to go with a tile floor but the wood look.  I just love the way this looks and it's so easy to keep clean.


Bathroom Wood Tiled Floor


The ceiling used to come down low and the workers took it away so that I now have a high ceiling.  With the four lights, I now have plenty of light in the bathroom.


High Ceiling


We decided to keep our old door since it was not in bad condition.  It just needed a new coat of white paint.  I did change the gold doorknob to silver brushed nickel.


New Door Handle



Below is the FINISHED BATHROOM!




YAY!  WE LOVE OUR NEW BATHROOM!!




We are so happy with the way the finished bathroom came out and we all enjoy using it.  I love that it is brand new and updated.

Thank you to everyone who visited me for this bathroom series.  Everything we used to renovate in this bathroom is from Lowe's.  This was not a sponsored post for Lowe's. 

If you would like to see Part One, click HERE.  To see Part Two, click HERE.


Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.



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


Julie








Cooking and Crafting with J & J #153 and Features

Monday, June 25, 2018



Hope you all are having a wonderful Summer and doing all kinds of fun things! 

We've had some great tips and tricks along with recipes and crafts that have been submitted to the Link Up by various talented bloggers...so there's so many ideas for you all to try!! :)






Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



Sweet Corn Fritters recipe



Creamy Parmesan Chicken Florentine recipe



S’mores in a Jar recipe



Julie's Picks:



A Patriotic Tablescape and Crunchy Cookies recipe



Repurposing



Nine's Do Washington D.C.



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

Bathroom Redo - Part Two

Wednesday, June 20, 2018



Hello friends.  Today I'm sharing with you Part Two of my Bathroom Redo.  In case you missed Part One, you can read about that HERE.



(This is a photo of the old Bathroom).



We finally made our decision to have Lowe's do our bathroom gut and redo after having a long consultation meeting with the experts at Lowe's.

My husband and I wanted to have Lowe's do the work since we liked all of their products and everything was available for the bathroom in one place.

First I had to pick out the color scheme I wanted for the bathroom.  I love the grey and white look and went with that color scheme.  I spent about two and a half hours picking out everything with a salesperson and ordering everything.

I had to pick out the tiles I wanted for the shower walls.  I also decided I liked the look of tiles going half way up the wall outside of the shower too.  I picked out white with grey large tiles for the walls.

I decided I liked the look of wood for the floor.  I picked out the grey wood tiles for the floor.


(Wood tile for the floor and grey and white tile for the walls).




I had trouble deciding on what kind of vanity I wanted.  I originally wanted the vanity seen below top left photo but that would not be available until the middle of February 2018.  We decided we were going to have the work done the beginning of January 2108.  We did not want to wait that long for the vanity so after very much thought and consideration I decided on the vanity in the lower left photo.

I was lucky because the vanity I chose came in a larger size and was available within one week.  I love how the bathroom vanity looks like a dresser drawer.  The top drawer does not open due to the plumbing but that's ok with me.  This style is a lot different than what I'm used to but nice because it makes me not keep as many unnecessary things in the drawers that I don't use or need.  I keep everything else that I need in my linen closet in organizing baskets.



(Deciding on new vanity for the new bathroom).




allen + roth Tennaby White Marble Undermount Single Sink Bathroom Vanity with Natural Marble Top (Common: 30-in x 22-in; Actual: 30-in x 22-in)



I had to choose a new tub, shower head, and accessories for the tub, and a new shower door.  I chose everything in the brushed nickel look.

I also had to pick out the toilet and picked out a Kohler top button duo toilet.  I love the sleek look of this toilet.  The smooth bottom will be great when cleaning the toilet.  The toilet also sits higher off the floor.


KOHLER Persuade White WaterSense Labeled Dual Elongated Chair Height 2-piece Toilet 12-in Rough-In Size




I never had a shower door in this bathroom before and I always used a shower curtain which I really liked.  The one request from my husband was a shower door.  Well, I decided on one but with a frosted door.  I did not want guests coming over to use the bathroom and seeing everything in the shower.

The shower door I picked out is similar to the one shown below but sits on top of a tub.  I figured one of us might want to take a bath at some point.


Sterling Finesse 54.625-in to 59.625-in Frameless Silver Sliding Shower Door


I next had to decide on what bathroom paint color I wanted on the walls.


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After looking through many paint chips and paint samples for the walls I decided to use the paint and color shown above.

I love this color and it looks great on the bathroom walls.  This paint color goes really nice with everything.

Below you can see how I bought a small sample of the paint color and painted spots on the bathroom walls.  I found that this was a great way to decide on the paint color I wanted for the walls.






Well, that is Part Two of the bathroom gut and redo.  Please stay tuned for Part Three coming soon, for a look at our finished bathroom.


Thanks for stopping by and reading about my bathroom redo.  I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.

Don't forget to visit us at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up.


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


Julie