Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #142 and Features

Monday, April 9, 2018

SPRING IS IN FULL SWING...well...according to your submissions! :) 

 If you live in certain parts of the country, don't look out the window...just look at all of the amazing ideas that all you bloggers are sharing each and every week! 

 We truly are inspired and love seeing what you all share each and every week!! :)


Plucky's Second Thought



Jess' Picks:

Instant Pot Dijon Chicken Risotto recipe

Apricot Chicken recipe

Mocha Cake recipe

Julie's Picks:

Spring Mantel Done in Blue and Yellow tutorial

How to Use Leftover Ham

Crochet Flowers

Join Plucky's Facebook Group

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!


Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


  1. Happy Monday Julie, thanks for hosting :)

  2. Hi Julie, Thank you so much for hosting! I'm sharing my Best Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup. A British tradition, this recipe has a real history behind it that dates all the way back to the Raj. It's very tasty too! Have a great week and I hope to see you at the Hearth and Soul Link Party later today :-)

  3. Thanks so much for the party and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  4. It is always fun to come here and find a new project or two...sometimes even a "new to me" blog. Have a great week, Julie. xo Diana

  5. Good morning and happy Monday to you, Julie! I see you've tempted me with another Instant Pot recipe with your pasta and meatballs. I do have a pressure cooker, so I could try some of these. Thanks for all the features (and I see another Instant Pot recipe!), and for hosting. I hope you have a wonderful week with warmer temperatures. We dropped down to the 30's in Texas over the weekend!

  6. Oh I forgot to tell you, I made your spaghetti pie last night! It was so good!!!

  7. Thanks for the party, Julie!! xo

  8. The Aricot Chicken looks delicious. I love adding fruit to my meat. I have tried raspberry but never apricot! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Today I brought my Strawberry Crepes with Peach Sauce, Tag Along Cheesecake and Sausage and Hash Brown Cheddar Casserole Enjoy your week!

  9. I hope the spring has sprung in your neck of the woods, Julie. We're still getting flurries. Thank you for the party each week!

  10. Thanks for hosting another lovely party, Julie.

  11. Thank you so much for featuring my blue and yellow mantel this week and for hosting such a great party each week.

  12. Thanks for the party, Julie! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  13. Those crocheted flowers are so cute! Thanks for hosting. I hope your week is off to a great start!

  14. Thanks for hosting! I hope you have a wonderful week.

  15. Thank you for hosting another GREAT party. Have a wonderful week.

  16. Thanks for the party Julie! Have a terrific week!


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