Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Children's Crochet Scarf

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Hello friends.  I hope you are all enjoying the week.  I can't believe that it's already the end of May!  I am so happy to have the weather finally starting to warm up and it feels great.



Child Crochet Scarf


While some of you are thinking about spring and summer, and I do too, I really enjoy knitting and crocheting different items throughout the year that I donate to our church fair.

Well, my mother had this colorful yarn stored in her large yarn stash.  I was so excited that I decided to use it to make a crocheted children's scarf.  I love these cheerful colors of white, green, pink, and orange.

The yarn is thick and soft and there was only one skein of yarn to work with.  I decided a scarf for a child would work best.



Loops & Threads Cuddly Fashion Yarn 


The yarn is from Loops & Threads Cuddly Fashion yarn.  The color of the yarn is 04701 Tickled Pink.  I used a large crochet hook US size J.

I started out by chaining 14 stitches.  I crocheted the half double crochet until the end of the row.  I then turned the hook and chained two and continued crocheting each row until I was near the end of the yarn.  I then ended off and weaved in both ends of the yarn.




I really had fun crocheting this scarf at my once a week meetup at my church with the ladies in my group.

I am currently crocheting a granny square baby blanket in the colors white and grey.  Some of you might have seen my photo of it on Instagram .  Have you crocheted or knitted anything lately?

**  I also wanted to let you know that since last Friday, May 25, 2018, when Google updated their GDPR, the comment email notifications I used to receive have been turned off.  I am not receiving any emails notifications when you comment on my blog and therefore I can't comment back to you unless I do on my blog.  Hopefully, this issue will be fixed fast.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your day and weekend.


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


Julie




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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #149 and Features

Monday, May 28, 2018



HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!  Summer is here and it's in full swing!! 

We're loving to see what you all are up to and all the yummy things you're sharing and partaking in! :) 

As always, we super appreciate every one of you joining us each and every week!! 

Mondays are our favorite days!!




Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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Jess' Picks:



Crockpot Lemon Pepper Wings recipe



Cinnamon Bun Scones recipe



S’mores French Toast recipe



Julie's Picks:



Lobster Roll recipe



Americana Mason Jar Lid Coasters tutorial



Strawberry Jello Poke Cake 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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Memorial Day Recipes 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018



Hello friends.  I can't believe that Memorial Day is on Monday!  I am so looking forward to this weekend and getting out the grill and planting some flowers and vegetables in the yard.  😎






I thought that with the holiday fast approaching I would share with you some really easy recipes to make for this holday.

I posted back in June of 2013, this super easy recipe to make egg salad with no mayonnaise.  This is the perfect salad for a BBQ or get together.  To see this recipe you can click here.



Summer Egg Salad Recipe


I love bean salads and I posted back in January of 2017 this super easy recipe to make Three Bean Salad.  It's tastes so delicious and if you like beans than you are going to love this salad.  For the recipe, you can click here.


Three Bean Salad Recipe



Who doesn't love brownies.  I made these brownies back in May of 2016 and they were a HUGE hit.  These brownies are so delicious because they consist of chocolate chip cookie dough, oreo cookies, and brownie mix.  You can see the recipe to make these brownies here.


Slutty Brownie Recipe


I hope I have inspired you to make some of these easy to make recipes.  The salads taste so delicious and have no mayonnaise in them so they are great for yard parties and BBQ's.  The brownies are super easy to make and they taste so delicious.

Enjoy!





Wishing you all a nice end of the week and I hope you all have a Happy Memorial Day 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!


Julie

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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #148 and Features

Monday, May 21, 2018




What another great week with the Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!! 

 You guys just surprise us each and every week with your talent and we just love seeing all of the Summer recipes and crafts!!




Co-Hosts



Plucky's Second Thought

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Features



Jess' Picks:



Cinnamon Candied Cashews recipe



Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Coffee Flavored Birthday Cake recipe



3-Ingredient Homemade Bagels recipe



Julie's Picks:



Crochet Mini Cushion tutorial



Twinkies Banana Cream Pie recipe



Must Have Gardening Tips



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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Five on Friday

Friday, May 18, 2018


Hello friends and Happy Friday!  I hope you've had a good week.  :)

It's been a LONG time since I've done a Five on Friday post.  I thought I'd do one since they are so much fun.


1)  Going out to eat dinner with my husband recently to a nearby Japenese Steakhouse.  The restaurant was packed and we did not have a reservation so wound up eating dinner at the bar.  It was so much fun for us since it was our first time doing that.  



2)  The Doll House by Fiona Davis.  This book was recommeded to me to read by my daughter.  This is one of the books that her book group decided to read and she loved it.  I read this book and I could not put it down as I enjoyed reading it too.  It takes the readers into the world of New York City's Barbizon Hotel for Women and it takes place during the 1950s.  For a more detailed review please look for this at your local bookstore or online.




3)  Bosco sleeping.  I love the way Bosco looked sleeping in his bed nestled amoung his toys.  Bosco is doing what he does best.  LOL.  I can't believe that he turned 10 years old in October.




4)  My husband and I had another dinner out recently.  We went to eat at a local sushi restaurant.  I love the assortment of sushi and my favorite is the cooked eel.




5)  On a walk with Bosco recently I took this photo.  I love the pretty blue sky and the pink flowers blooming on this tree.  You might recognize this photo that I posted on Instagram.




Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.

Don't forget to visit Jess and I 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


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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #147 & Features

Monday, May 14, 2018



Happy belated Mother's Day to all our mommy bloggers out there!! :)

 There has been so many fun recipes and craft ideas for the Spring...it's so exciting to see how much fun you all are having!! 

 We thank you each and every week!!





Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Jess' Picks:



Instant Pot Apple Crisp recipe



Bruschetta recipe



Frosted Lemonade recipe


Julie's Picks:



Reveal of the Family Room



Tomato Salad Stake recipe



High School Graduation Party 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!! :)



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Instant Pot White Rice Recipe

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Instant Pot White Rice



Hi everyone.  I have another very simple Instant Pot recipe to share with you.  It's how to make white rice that comes out perfect every time.



White Rice Made in Instant Pot


In our house we LOVE rice and I make it at least once a week.  We love it as a side dish to a lot of our meals.  We usually have rice with our chicken and fish meals for dinner.  My daughter likes to mix rice with guacamole and sometimes mixed in with eggs.

This tastes so good cooked this way and it always comes out light and fluffy.  You can even eat this by itself or add it to soups.


Rice Finished Cooking



If you have an Instant Pot I'm sure you will love this easy and delicious way to make white rice.








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Instant Pot White Rice
This is a fast and easy way to make perfect white rice in the Instant Pot.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Rinse rice and place in the Instant Pot pan. Pour water over rice, add butter, and salt. Stir all of the ingredients in the pot. Place the lid on the Instant Pot. Secure in place and set to the Sealing position. Press Rice button and adjust the time to 12 minutes. Natural release for 10 minutes. After you hear the beeper, let it sit for 10 minutes. You can tell how long it has been by looking at the display. After 10 minutes, if the pressure is still up manually release the pressure.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 5 servings





I found this recipe when searching for an Instant White Rice recipe HERE.  I changed around the recipe a little bit.  I added butter instead of the oil and added a little bit more water so that the rice will not stick to the bottom of the pot.

NOTE:  To make brown rice, use same directions as above, but adjust time to 23 minutes and natural release and let sit for 10 minutes.  Remove pressure and lid.


Thanks for stopping by and hope you all enjoy the week and weekend.


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


Julie




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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #146 and Features

Monday, May 7, 2018



We just love seeing what our talented blogger friends link up each and every week and this week was no different!! 

 SO many fun spring ideas and recipes!




Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features


Jess' Picks:



Nashville Hot Chicken Fried Steak recipe



Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow recipe



Churro Bites recipe



Julie's Picks:



Pecan Spritz Cookies recipe



How to Create a Garden Chandelier



Pink Constellation Nursery Reveal



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
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