Julie's Lifestyle

Julie's Lifestyle

Slutty Brownies

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hello friends.  Have you ever had a Slutty Brownie before?  Well, these brownies taste so GOOD and are EASY to make!  How about that name; it makes me laugh!  

A while ago, my teen needed to make these brownies and bring them to school.  It was the first time I had ever heard of them.  The two of us had so much fun making them and they are the BEST brownies I have ever tasted! 

They were so good that we made them again for Christmas Day!  Everyone enjoyed them and they were a big hit with the kids.

With Memorial Day coming, and the 4th of July, I thought these brownies would be a fun and easy dessert to bring along to your next gathering or party.




Today I am going to share with you how easy these brownies are to make!


1) You make your brownie mix  2) First layer the chocolate chip cookie mix on the bottom of a pan sprayed with cooking spray or PAM.



3)  Layer on top of the chocolate chip cookie mix; oreo cookies  4)  Next spread the brownie mix on top.  5)  Bake in the oven.

That is all there is to making these delicious brownies!



SLUTTY BROWNIES



SLUTTY BROWNIES

INGREDIENTS:

1 Box of Betty Crocker Supreme Original Brownie Mix
1 Large Tube of Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1 Box of Oreo Cookies

DIRECTIONS:

Grease bottom of 9 x 11 casserole dish.  First layer with cookie dough evenly.  Top with whole oreo cookies.  Mix brownie mix according to box directions and pour over oreos and cookie dough.  Bake according to box directions on brownie mix.  Time may vary and just be sure to check with a toothpick if brownies are cooked enough.  They can be somewhat gooey.  Best served warm.


**  You can visit HERE to see where I found the recipe on Pinterest.

Enjoy!



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a Happy Memorial Day.  See you all back here on Monday for our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up. :) 



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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie





Cooking and Crafting with J & J #50 Features & Giveaway Winner & Announcement

Monday, May 23, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


We had SUCH an amazing Link Up #50 with the most links yet to date!! ALSO, we had a great time with the Giveaway and so glad you all entered, but there could only be one winner, and that person is listed below. :) 

 As always, we thank you all again for all the support! 

  ANNOUNCEMENT We will be taking a week off this week, but WILL return Monday, May 30th with Link Up #51! 

Please join us then to link up all your Summer and Father's Day contributions!


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



Features



Jess' Picks:


Cooking with Carlee - Quick Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins




Gluesticks Blog - Homemade Lip Gloss



The Daisy Fields - Irish Tea Cake







Julie's Picks:


Peonies and Orange Blossoms - Le Frasier - A Strawberry Cake




Creating My Way to Success - Make Your Own Reusable Snack Packs



Penny's Vintage Home - Udderly Fun Yard




GIVEAWAY WINNER


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Link Up #51

…will return Monday, May 30th!! :)

Salisbury Steak Recipe

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hello blog friends, I do hope you are all having a nice week.  Do you ever run out of ideas for what to make for a week night meal?  Well I do, and I like to change things up a bit.  I have this super easy recipe to make Salisbury Steak to share with you.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.



I served the Salisbury Steak with quinoa and corn for sides.  I always complete each meal with a salad too.  Below are the patties frying and cooking in the brown gravy.



SALISBURY STEAK



SALISBURY STEAK RECIPE

Ingredients:

Patties:

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/3 cup bread crumbs
2 tsp. ketchup
1 tsp. mustard
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce 
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder

Gravy:

2 packs brown gravy mix
2 cups hot water
1 tsp. ketchup
1/2 tsp. worcestershire sauce

Directions:

Combine all pattie ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix with your hands until ingredients are incorporated.  Heat tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Cook patties on both sides until no longer pink.  Lower temperature to low.  Whisk together gravy mix and water until well blended.  Whisk in ketchup and worcestershire sauce and pour over patties in skillet.  Allow to simmer until gravy warms and thickens.

**  You can visit HERE to see where I found the recipe on Pinterest.

Enjoy!


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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie





Cooking and Crafting with J & J #50 & #49 Features & GIVEAWAY

Monday, May 16, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


We have made it to 50 Link Ups!! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. 

 So amazing and we are super excited to still be going strong since day 1! We've met so many amazing bloggers through this Link Up and for that we are grateful! :) 

 We wanted to do something special for all those bloggers who support us week in and week out, so we are giving away $25 to AMAZON.COM. :) 

 All you have to do is read the guidelines below!! :) As always, we thank you all again for all the support!



Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



Features


Jess' Picks:


My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies - Painted Flag Golf Balls



Olives-n-Okra - Cauliflower & Fennel Bake in a Cream Sauce



Simply Stacie - Grilled Honey Dijon Chicken



Julie's Picks:


The Painted Apron - Bloom



Life and Linda - Tablescape with Tulips for Mom



Our Gilded Abode - DIY Wood Plank Lighted Headboard



GIVEAWAY



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Again, we are so happy to see each of you share and join us each and every week! To show our appreciation of your support, we are happy to announce that we have an amazing giveaway for a $25 Giftcard to Amazon this week! The catch? You MUST participate in the Link Up! :) Sorry to all the weekly visitors out there, but we want to acknowledge and support those that truly make this amazing link up what it is, week after week. :)

How to Enter

  • You must be a US resident.
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter below
  • You must follow all "follow/subscribe" rules...we will be checking!
  • You must LINK UP
  • The more entries to fill out, the higher your chances of winning!
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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!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


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Five on Friday - Five Crochet Projects

Friday, May 13, 2016

Hello friends, it's been a while since I've done a Five on Friday post, and anything to do with crocheting.  Today I'd love to share with you five different crochet projects I made over the winter.

Below is everything I crocheted, and all stacked up!




1)  I crocheted a lap blanket over the winter using three different skeins of yarn.  I made each section using light green, purple, and multi colored yarn, with each section using five rows.  To see the details on how to make one, you can click HERE and HERE.  I enjoyed crocheting this blanket during the cold winter evenings, while I was watching TV.




2) Below, I made this crocheted scarf using Red Heart variegated yarn.  The yarn is mixed with light brown, light pink and a darker pink shade.  The crochet hook is a US size I hook.  I made this using the half double crochet stitch.



3)  I crocheted the scarf below, using thick variegated, chunky yarn.  I used a US size J or K hook.  Using thick yarn and a large crochet hook works up fast, which I love.  I used the half double crochet stitch for this scarf.  This will keep someone very warm during the winter.



4)  This is a bright colored scarf I made for a little girl to wear.  The yarn is from Red Heart, and the crochet hook is a US size I.  I made this using the double crochet stitch, and I made a scalloped edging on both ends of the scarf.



5)  Finally, I made matching crocheted hand warmers to go with the scarf.  To make these hand warmers, you can click HERE for pattern that I designed.



Below you can see all of my crochet projects I made.  All of this has kept me busy during the winter evenings.  I also worked on everything each week, at my Tuesday crochet group meetings.



I really enjoyed working on all of these crochet projects.  I will also be donating it all to our holiday knit/crochet sale we have each fall at my church.

I hope I have inspired you to crochet a scarf, hand warmers, or a lap blanket.  :)



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!  :)

Don't forget to come back and stop by here on Monday for our 50th Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up Party!!  



I will be sharing at these Five on Friday series:


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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie


Cooking and Crafting with J & J #49 and # 48 Features

Monday, May 9, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Guess what...we're ALMOST at Link Up #50!  Isn't that just insane?  

I mean, where did the time go?!

With out saying...begging...highly suggesting that you NEED to stop by next week

 for our big 5-0...but you seriously NEED to stop back next week for the BIG 5-0! WINK WINK! :)

 Thanks again for all the support!


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:



Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought






Features



Jess' Picks:



Something Sweet-Winnie's Blog - Chocolate Chip Muffins


Born Again Farm Girl - Perfect Pound Cake


Leroy Lime - Teacher Appreciation - Day 1



Julie's Picks:



Shehlagrr - DIY Coconut Lime Body Scrub


I Wasn't Expecting That - Healthy Fruit Cocktail Snack


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson - Oh What a Night

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 projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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Macy's Flower Show - Part 3

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hello friends.  I recently visited the Macy's Flower Show in New York City.  This is the last part of the Flower Show and just in case you missed Part 1, you can see that HERE, and Part 2 HERE.

Now we are onto the second level; the sides of Macy's, and from where we were standing you could look down and get a great view of the flower show.


Below, I got a closeup shot of different plants located from the Southwest part of the US.  If you look closely you can see many cactus plants.


Below are some shots I took of Girl Scouts Badges made up of flowers.



Here is another shot looking down at the flowers and the makeup area (which I love).


We did a little bit of shopping and looking around in the handbags section.  Look more florals!


We next went to different floors looking at the clothes.  I just had to share with you these interesting manikins.  Look at the denim outfits and their hairstyles.  I especial like the interesting hairstyle on the manikin sitting down.


I noticed the fashions that are popular this spring season are denim, blue, white, and black.  I also saw many different shades of coral and orange.  There were tops and dresses in stripes and florals.


After some retail shopping we decided to have lunch on the 8th floor of Macy's at Au Bon Pain.  It is a bakery that sells fresh baked bread, croissants, muffins, and scones.  They also sell sandwiches, wraps, salad, and soup.  My friend and I both decided to have sandwiches, and I had an avocado BLT that was delicious.



My friend and I both had a great day out together and we enjoyed seeing the flower show this year.

Now that I have seen so many beautiful flowers, I will be ready to plant different flower combinations  in May.  It's been too cold here for me to do any gardening and hopefully May will be a warmer month. LOL!

Thanks everyone for coming along with me as I shared the tour of the Macy's Flower Show.  This is such a spectacular event and I hope I may have inspired you to visit it next spring.







Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!  

Jess and I will see you all back here on Monday for Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up.




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

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie