Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Wordless Wednesday - Ferris Wheel

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

And not so Wordless.


This is a photo I took last year of the Ferris wheel at Fantasy Island on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.






We spent the evening there last summer while my daughter and friend enjoyed some of the rides.  This is a fun small amusement park that families love to visit and play games and go on various rides.

Have you been on a Ferris wheel this summer or visited any amusement parks?



WHAT'S NEW:

Hey everyone, I'm sorry I haven't been around that much lately as I've been so busy with the end of the school year with two proms, graduation parties, and then this summer.

I still find it hard to believe that summer is at an end and soon it will be cooler temperatures and fall.  I'll miss taking long walks with Bosco (my dog), and looking at the pretty summer flowers in my garden.  I planted peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes but I was sadly disappointed to have squirrels attack and eat them all.  I think next summer I will stick to just planting flowers.

We did have a fun time at the beginning of the summer going to the beach for the 4th of July.  The beach was crowded but I was happy to spend most of the time swimming in the warm water.    

My daughter and I then spent the rest of the summer shopping for college dorm room items and packing it all up.  We had a fun time shopping and picking out various items and color coordinating everything with the colors of blue, white, gray, and aqua to match the room with her roommate.   Then we dropped her off at college last week which was all a success.


Some of you might have already seen this photo of Bosco on Instagram.  :)




We bought this cute dog college jersey for Bosco to wear.  I love this sad expression on his face and he will miss his big sister very much, and so will I.  :(

The next big project we are doing is replacing our roof with a new one.  We have been in our house a long time and do not want to run into any problems with a leaky roof anytime soon.

I also hope to have a blog post of my summer vacation to the Jersey Shore ready for you as soon as things settle down and are quiet around here for me.

I 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

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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #160 and Features

Monday, August 27, 2018



Are you as busy as we are?! HOLY cow where did the Summer go?! 

Pumpkin Spice season is OFFICIALLY HERE!! :) 

We cannot wait to see what Fall brings our Blogger Friends! :)





Co-Hosts



Plucky's Second Thought




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Features


Jess' Picks:



Easy Streusel Muffins recipe



Chocolate Chip Banana Bread 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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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #159 & Features & Announcement

Monday, August 20, 2018



Oh no!! School is back in session for most of the country...does that mean Summer is OVER?! 

NO!! :) 

 We're still celebrating the last bit of Summer so we cannot wait to see what you all have up your sleeves!! :)



ANNOUNCEMENT:

I WILL BE TAKING THIS WEEK OFF FROM THE BLOG PARTY.  TO LINK UP PLEASE VISIT  JESS AT PLUCKY'S SECOND THOUGHT!

PLEASE SEE THE FEATURES BELOW!





Co-Hosts



Plucky's Second Thought

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Features



Jess' Picks:



Homemade Coffee Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Chips recipe



Freshly Squeezed Blue Raspberry Lemonade recipe



Julie's Picks:



Easy Gratitude Script Napkin Pillow tutorial



Easy Meatball recipe




ANNOUNCEMENT:

I WILL BE TAKING THIS WEEK OFF FROM THE BLOG PARTY.  TO LINK UP PLEASE VISIT  JESS AT PLUCKY'S SECOND THOUGHT!


THANKS, EVERYONE.


JULIE


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Wordless Wednesday - Bench by the Beach

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

And not so Wordless!


This photo was taken last summer at the beach in Long Beach Beach Island, New Jersey.







We took our annual beach vacation again to the Jersey Shore recently.  I am hoping to do a blog post about our summer vacation there.  It's the one vacation that I look forward to each year as I LOVE going to the beach each day.  😎

I am not ready for summer to be over yet as this is my favorite time of year.  The only thing that I'm not enjoying right now is the rain, mosquito bites I've been getting when I take Bosco out for his evening walks or the 90-degree weather every day.  :(


Have you been to the beach this summer?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your day and the rest of the week.



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


Julie

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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #158 and Features

Monday, August 13, 2018



We've received some amazing comments concerning the new way the Link Up is run! 

We LOVE that you all love the change!! 

We hope you all are enjoying the last few weeks of the Summer!! :)





Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



Vanilla Wafer Microwave Smores recipe



Easy Fudgy Cake Mix Brownies recipe



Julie's Picks:



DIY Sparkly Autumn Leaf Wreath tutorial



Making a Veggie Tofu Scramble 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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Five on Friday

Friday, August 10, 2018


Hello friends and Happy Friday.  I am back from my wonderful beach vacation to the Jersey Shore and I'm trying to get everything unpacked and all settled in.

In the meantime it's time for another Five on Friday post.

This time I decided that I would share with you five beauty items that I've been using and love.


1)  Nivea Skin Firming and Toning Gel Cream.

I love using this skin cream.  I have been using it for a few months on my neck and also under my eyes.

I know you are not supposed to use this cream for around the eye area but I'm very careful not to get it near my eyes or in them.  It is popular on the beauty YouTube videos I have been watching lately.
I figure it can't hurt using it on my neck and it will help to keep my neck firmer.





2)  Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun.

I have a very fair skin tone and in the summer I like a light tan and so I have been using this tanning mousse.  This product comes out like a liquid and I usually just rub it on my skin after I get out of the shower.  I bought the light bronze color and it gives me a very light looking tan.  What I really like about this tanning mousse is that it doesn't have a bad smell too it.  I hate when sunless tanners smell really bad when you apply it to your skin.  I always wash my hands good after applying the mousse so that it doesn't leave a stain on my hands.





3)  COVERGIRL Mascara.

I always like to keep an extra tube of mascara in case I run out of my mascara.  I had this mascara a while ago and ran out of it but didn't replace it with a new one.  I decided I would try this one out again.  I like to use this when I am in a rush getting ready in the morning.  This mascara goes on very lightly and it makes your lashes look very natural.




I am currently using a sample size mascara from Estee Lauder that I really like and I'm using every day or for going out in the evenings.  It is called Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara.  This mascara is so easy to apply and it makes my lashes look really long and I don't even need to use an eyelash curler.  I will definately be buying a new tube of this to use when I am done with this sample size mascara.  I received this sample of mascara and other sample products from Estee Lauder and a bottle of perfume for Mother's Day.  :)




4)  Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen 30.

I have been mixing a little bit of this sunscreen in with my Keihl's Ultra Facial Cream that I like using every day.  I figure I am protecting my face from the sun and moisturizing my face at the same time.





5)  Trader Joe's Nourish Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum.

I have never used any beauty products from Trader Joe's.  I discovered this serum when Heather from the blog Our Life in a Click did a blog post on it HERE.

I figured I would try it out.  I usually use this at bedtime after I take off my makeup.  I then apply this serum and then after it sinks into my skin I use a moisturizer.  I like this serum a lot and my skin is really soft from using it.





These are a few beauty items that I am really enjoying right now.  Have you used any of these items? I'd love to know.


Happy Friday everyone!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy the 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 #157 and Features

Monday, August 6, 2018



Let's all welcome Julie back this week and hope she had a fantastic vaca! :) 

We're trying something new from here on out...instead of having 3 Features each from Julie and I, we're only going to have 1 feature each in hopes that the Features will mean more than they used to! :) 

We'll also feature something that Julie and I are each proud of from our own blogs. :) 

So....lets see what you all got!




Co-Hosts



Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



Peach Streusel Muffins recipe



Easy and Delicious Caprese Chicken 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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