Friday, April 18, 2014

HAPPY EASTER!

HELLO FRIENDS! 



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter!   

The winner of the Spring Beauty Giveaway will be announced on Monday April 21st at Makeup Monday!

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Julie



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Men's Knit Scarf

Hi friends, as many of you know I had been knitting a men's knit scarf for our annual holiday knit/crochet sale at our church.  Well I'm happy to say that I finished knitting the scarf last week!  I was excited to knit a men's scarf for the first time and I then decided to add some grey yarn into the scarf that my Mom had given to me.  I thought that the scarf needed a little bit of color.  I had never done color change before with knitting and it wasn't so easy but I managed.  I would love to learn how to weave in the ends of the yarn better with color change.  Perhaps my Mom can teach me that over the summer.

Here is a photo of the finished men's scarf.  

If you missed my post from the beginning stages of knitting the scarf you can see that HERE.  It explains the type of yarn I used and the book I was reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Unfortunately I started reading the book but I never got a chance to finish it due to knitting, crocheting, blogging and home life.  I used to read so many books and I hope to get back into reading more once the summer comes.  

If you missed the middle stages of my progress on the knit scarf you can see that post HERE.




I knit the scarf until it measured 60 inches long.  I knitted 12 rows of brown yarn and then added 2 knit rows of grey yarn throughout the scarf.  I do hope that this scarf sells at our church sale this fall and if it doesn't than my husband is going to be the lucky one to wear it next winter!  

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Monday, April 14, 2014

MM - Spring Beauty Giveaway!

SPRING MAKEUP GIVEAWAY!

Hello friends, I love makeup and as you know I have been hosting a Makeup Monday Series on my blog for 14 weeks now.  To say thanks for your loyalty and support come join me in this fun giveaway.

HERE IS WHAT THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY WILL RECEIVE!

1) Sephora Makeup Bag
2) Sinful Colors Professional (Feeling Great 323) Nail Polish
3) Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (Raisin The Bar 270) Nail Polish
4) Mini Nail File
5) Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (Sample Size)
6) CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara
7) Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm
8) EOS Lip Balm
9) Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream (Sample Size)
10) Too Faced Primed Poreless Pure Skin Smoothing Face Primer (Sample Size)

Makeup Monday - Week 14

These are the rules for the Giveaway:

1)  Be or become a follower of my blog Julie's Lifestyle by Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin.

2)  Please answer this question in the comments box:  
If you were stranded on a tropical island, what is the one makeup must-have you would bring?

3)  The Giveaway will end on Friday April 18th at 9:00pm EST.  The winner will be announced on Monday April 21st at Makeup Monday.  

Good luck and have fun with this!  See you all next Monday.

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Julie




Friday, April 11, 2014

Crochet Spring Dishcloths

Hello friends!  I started crocheting dishcloths using the yarn that I bought last year at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio.  In case you missed all the gorgeous kitchen cotton yarn I bought you can see a photo here.  I had a fun time crocheting these this week and I will continue to make more of them in different colors.

Here are some of the dishcloths I crocheted in these bright spring colors.


The yarn I used is Lion Brand Yarn in Kitchen Cotton.  The light green colored yarn is 170 Kiwi and the turquoise colored yarn is 148 Tropic Breeze.  I found the pattern on Pinterest from a blog and to see the pattern click here.  I changed the pattern slightly by not putting a border all around the dishcloths.  

I love the way these dishcloths came out and I hope I have inspired you to crochet some too!

Have a nice weekend and please stop by on Monday for my Spring Makeup Giveaway!  You must follow me or become a follower by GFC or Bloglovin to be in the giveaway.

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Julie

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - On the Brooklyn Bridge



Leaving New York City on the Brooklyn Bridge!

Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday - Claire Justine oxox
Wordless Wednesday - Create with Joy
Wordless Wednesday - Curious as a Cathy
Wordless Wednesday - The Jenny Evolution
Wordless Wednesday - Oh My Heartsie Girl
Wordless Wednesday - Crafty Spices

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Julie


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Beauty Giveaway on Makeup Monday Reminder!

REMINDER FRIENDS!

Come join me on Monday for my Spring Makeup Giveaway!

You can win a great prize 
So please stop by! 

You must be a follower or become a follower by GFC or Bloglovin to join the Giveaway. 





Thanks agin for your loyalty and support and see you on Monday!

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Julie

Monday, April 7, 2014

Makeup Monday - How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  


Week 13 - How to Clean Makeup Brushes


Do you clean your makeup brushes?  It's recommended to give your brushes a good cleaning once a week or at least once a month.  Well I'm guilty of not cleaning mine until the other day when I was on Pinterest and I saw a great tutorial on how to keep your brushes clean. 

If you keep your brushes clean it will help to keep your skin clear and clean of any dirt, germs, and bacteria that can get into the brushes and then onto your skin.  It also helps your makeup brushes last longer. 

Baby Shampoo and water are all you need to keep your makeup brushes clean.  

Here are the steps to cleaning your makeup brushes:


Step 1:  Take a dime size of baby shampoo and put in your hand.  

Step 2:  Wet the brush and swirl the brush around in your hand cleaning the brush.

Step 3:  Rinse the brush of any dirt.


Step 4:  Pat dry the brush and form on a towel.

Step 5:  Let brushes dry.  

In the tutorial that I used it said to place the brushes on an incline to make the brushes dry faster.  As you can see that is what I did.

The brushes were dry the next morning.

I found this tutorial on Pinterest from Heather at Girly Ever After and the link can be found HERE.

I hope you liked this makeup tip I shared with you this week and thanks for stopping by.

* PLEASE STOP BY NEXT MONDAY FOR MY SPRING MAKEUP GIVEAWAY!


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Julie