Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Wishing You a Merry Christmas 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018



Hello blog friends.

Things are slowing down here at Julie's Creative Lifestyle!










I will be taking a blogging break to spend it with my family and friends.



I will see you all the second week of January.








Wishing you all a wonderful holiday


filled with wonderful moments, much happiness, and good health. 






Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Julie xo

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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #173 Features

Monday, December 17, 2018



As we said, last week was the last Link Up for 2018 as we will be spending the time with our friends and families.  

We so appreciate all that you guys have done to make this Link Up amazing in 2018! 

 We will be back with a new Link Up on January 7th! 

 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!




Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features


Jess' Picks:



 
Gingerbread Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze recipe


 
Christmas Gift Exchange Idea 


  Julie's Picks:


 
Decking Our Halls


 
Dollar Store Christmas Wreath tutorial



Link Up will be back January 7, 2019!!






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Dollar Store Christmas Wreath

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Hello blog friends.  I hope you're all enjoying this holiday season.  One of the ways that I have been enjoying this season is by doing some crafting.  

Each year I really love making my own Christmas decorations.  






I really wanted to make my own Christmas wreath this year for my back door.  I was so happy and thrilled to visit the dollar store back in November for all of my supplies.  I LOVE the Dollar Tree store!

I also used some items I already had in my stash such as the ribbon and garland.  I bought the red and white ribbon (that was already curled) in a local card store and the garland in a local dollar store.

This wreath was so much fun to make and it took me less than a half hour to make.


SUPPLIES TO MAKE WREATH:



  • 5 Christmas Ornaments
  • 1 Bow
  • Garland - I had this in my stash
  • Red and White Ribbon - I had ribbon in my stash (The ribbon was already curled) 
  • Glue Gun
  • Small Wreath
  • Small Door Hanger



I laid out all of my supplies on newspaper.

I took the pine cone and holly off of the red bow as in the photo above in the lower right hand corner.  I used instead the red and white ribbon.  The red and white ribbon came already curled, so I didn't need to curl the ribbon.  I used the twist tie on back of bow and tied it to the wreath.

Next I decided where I wanted my ornaments to be placed on the wreath.




I next heated up the glue gun.  Once the glue was hot, I hot glued the garland, ornaments, and bow onto the wreath.





Dollar Store Christmas Wreath





Thanks for stopping by.  I hope I've inspired you to do some crafting and make your own Dollar Store Christmas Wreath!

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a nice 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 #173 and Features

Monday, December 10, 2018



It's almost time!! Are you ready? Gifts wrapped?!?! 

 Just a future warning, this will be the last Link Up for 2018 as we will be spending the time with our friends and families. 

 We so appreciate all that you guys have done to make this Link Up amazing in 2018! Lets go out with a BANG for 2018!



Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features


Jess' Picks:


 
Mint Chocolate Shortbread Snowflakes recipe


 
Old Fashion Molasses Crinkle Cookies recipe 


  Julie's Picks:


 
Creme Burlee French Toast Casserole


 
Super Easy Lasagna 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!! :)


Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up



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TBB Asks Holiday Edition

Friday, December 7, 2018


Hello blog friends.  I thought it would be fun to participate and answer these twelve questions with a holiday theme at The Blended Blog Link Up for December.

You can join in the fun and answer the questions if you like in the comments section!






1.  Candy Canes?  Yes or No?  Yes.  I love decorating the house or tree with candy canes.  I also like to give them out on top of Christmas presents.  One year my daughter and I were crafting together when she was small, and we made Christmas decorations and added candy canes.


Christmas decorations with candy canes.


2.  Christmas morning early riser or sleep in?  We all get up early but not as early as we used to when my college girl was small.

3.  Did you shop Black Friday?  Yes or No?  I did not attempt to shop in the stores.  I did a little bit of shopping online.  

4.  Christmas Tree up in November?  Yes or No?  No.  We have put up a real Christmas Tree for the past few years and we usually put it up in the middle of December.  I really love the way a real Christmas tree makes the whole house smell so good.


Real Christmas Tree 2017


5.  Do you get holiday ideas from Pinterest?  Yes or No?  Yes.  I get so many ideas for decorating the house, baking, and crafting from Pinterest.

6.  Christmas Glam or Ugly Sweater?  I like to dress semi glam.  I do not do an ugly sweater.  I used to do the ugly sweater when they were in style.  I did save one of them though.

7.  Stocking Stuffers:  Wrapped? or Unwrapped?  I always wrap up the stocking stuffers with leftover wrapping paper.

Handmade stockings knitted by my Mom!


8.  Traditional or Modern Christmas Songs?  I love a mixture of both songs, but my favorite is the traditional songs.

9.  Fruitcake?  Yes or No?  No.  We do not do fruitcake here and no one likes it.

10.  Is your Christmas shopping finished?  Yes or No?  No.  I am still shopping for last minute presents and my presents are half wrapped.

11.  Is there snow in December where you live?  Yes, it gets cold here and we already had our first snow in November.

12.  Classic Show?  Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph?  It's definitely Rudolph.  I love watching it so much and I watched it on TV last week.  It's a tradition for me and it always gets me in the holiday spirit.


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer


I had a fun time answering these questions with the holiday theme.  I hope you all play a long too.

Hope you all have a happy Friday and enjoy the weekend.  




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


Julie

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Crochet Angel Ornament

Thursday, December 6, 2018



Hello friends.  Happy December!

Do you have your ornaments and decorations already made for the holidays?

Well, I have this last minute crochet angel ornament that you might like to make to hang on your Christmas tree.

I'd love to share the details on how to make your own with you.  :)






I love making new handmade crochet ornaments each year for our Christmas Tree.  I decided this year that I wanted to make an angel.

I've been crocheting these angels since October for our tree and as little gifts for family and friends.

I really love all sorts of angels.  I have a lot of different angle ornaments and decorations.  I thought that crocheted angels would look cute on the Christmas tree. 




I was searching around on the internet for an easy angel pattern.   I was so happy when I found this pattern and they had them made into a garland.  I thought that angel ornaments would work out just perfect.   This pattern was not too difficult for me to make the crocheted angel.





DETAILS TO MAKE CROCHET ANGEL ORNAMENT:

Yarn:  You can choose any color and use any type of yarn for this project.  I chose yarn that I already had in my stash.  It didn't have any label on it.  The yarn I used was white and silver mixed together.  I think that the sparkle mixed in the yarn looks nice for this project.

Pattern:  The pattern is from Interweave and can be found here.

Crochet Hook: US size I hook.








Let's all get crafting and make something homemade for the Christmas Tree!




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


Julie

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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #172 and Features

Monday, December 3, 2018



We love seeing what you all are "cookin'" up for the holidays! 

 We have such talented bloggers link up each and every week!! :) 

 Keep the ideas coming!!




Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought

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Features


Jess' Picks:



Double Chocolate Crunch Cookies recipe



Delicious Espresso Crinkles Cookies recipe



Julie's Picks:



Wood Slice Chalkboard Ornaments tutorial



Reindeer Droppings Mason Jar



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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