Friday, July 31, 2015

Winner of a Giveaway & Star Blogger




Hi friends, I hope you are all enjoying summer.  I'm having a nice summer and I can't believe how fast it's going as we will be approaching August.

I am happy and excited to say that I was the winner of a giveaway that Anne from Stuff and Nonsense had on her blog recently.  To see that post about her lovely giveaway you can click HERE.  

I just love this cute teapot with the kitty lid.  I will enjoy using this to have afternoon tea and a snack.

Thanks so much Anne for picking me as your winner.  Please visit Anne at her lovely blog when you get a chance as she loves to share about recipes, book reviews, and more.


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I also want to thank and award my friend Ping who blogs at Living This Chic Life as a star blogger for using two of my recipes to make dinner for her family . 

Ping made my Grilled Corn recipe and Greek Marinade for Chicken recipe and to see how amazing and yummy Ping's recipes looked you can click HERE!  Please visit Ping where she loves to blog about food and recipes, travel, and more.

Thanks so much Ping for choosing to make some my recipes that I have on my blog.  You are awesome and it makes me happy to know that your family enjoyed them.

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Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and see you all on Monday for our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party that I Co-Host with Jess who blogs at Plucky's Second Thought!




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

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie





Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer Sunglass Case



Hi everyone, it's been a while since I shared with you a crochet project.  I decided to make a crocheted sunglass case.  The yarn I used is Rowan Tapestry that I won from a giveaway that KimM from Wisdom with Needle & Thread had from the Grow Your Blog Giveaway.  To see the post where I won the yarn you can click HERE.


The yarn is ROWAN tapestry SH 174 LOT 409.  I used a H or I crochet hook and I half double crocheted about 6 1/2 inches wide and about 8 inches long.  I then folded the piece up about 2 1/2 inches and sewed up each side.  Then I made on one edge a chain stitch in every other stitch.  For the middle I skipped the 2 stitches to form a loop.  I attached a red button to the middle of the case and I used light turquoise colored thread.

This was such a fun and easy project to make and I enjoyed making up my own pattern.


Thanks KimM for this beautiful yarn I won and I loved working with it to make this crocheted sunglass case. 

I hope I have inspired you to crochet a sunglass case for summer.



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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

Monday, July 27, 2015

Cooking & Crafting with J & J Link Up #9

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up



Last week we had more than 591 views, 86 links, 102 clicks! This was the most links we've had join the Link Up to date! How cool is that?! We wanted to let you know that We have some really cool things happening with the Link Up in the next month or so, so do plan on sticking around and visiting each week! You never know what you'll see each Monday! :) We do have a few announcements regarding the Link Up. The rules have changed, so please make sure you reread through them as we take the seriously to continue to make this Link Up enjoyable for everyone in a fair way. As always, we hope you'll continue to spread the word about this awesome Link Up to everyone you know!

Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought

Features


Jess' Picks:


Tastefully Frugal - Copy Cat Sonic Lemonberry Slush


Penny's Vintage Home - Chocolate Zucchini Bread


Urban Girl Bakes - Fresh & Creamy Tomato Pie



Julie's Picks:


Handmade by Amalia - In the Garden


Love Made My Home - Crochet Sunflower Garland


Cherishing a Sweet Life - Blackberry Cinnamon Cobbler

Let's get to the Link Up!!

Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! Yep, that's now going to be the theme from here on out!  Julie and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Five on Friday - Summertime

I'm happy to be joining Amy from Love Made My Home for her Five on Friday Series.

I am taking five minutes of my day to share five things.


1)  I love getting mani/pedi's in the summertime and last week I decide to pick out the color white for my nails.  My daughter had this color on her nails and I loved the way it looked on her.  This is a very popular nail polish color to wear right now.  What I like about the color white is that it goes with everything and I think it looks nice for summer.



2)  This is the lovely view I had last week while I was walking my dog Bosco.  I love taking early morning walks with him when everything is so quiet.



3)  My family and I decided one evening to go to caffe' bene for coffee and cupcakes.  We picked out this red velvet cupcake which was just so yummy.



4)  I love the color of my peach rose that bloomed recently.


5)  I went on a trip with friends from my church to Cape May, New Jersey and part of the trip was a boat ride to see the whales and dolphins.  I was able to get this beautiful shot of the sun setting.  We did not see any whales but we saw a lot of dolphins jumping out of the water.


So that is my update on what has be happening lately.  Thanks for so much for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.



I will be sharing this with Amy from Love Made My Home for her Five on Friday link party that she is hosting.






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

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mascara by NYC

Hi friends, it's been a while since I've done a makeup post and I wanted to share with you this mascara I bought back in the spring and I never got a chance to write and share about it.

I love trying out all kinds of mascara and I was interested in trying out this brand NYC New York Color as I have never used this brand before.  I found these in the drugstore Duane Reade and it's available at Kmart and you can order online at Amazon.


The first one is called Big Bold Volume By The Lash Mascara.  I really like this mascara and it goes on nice and I only have to use one coat of this mascara.  There was no smudging or flaking and I bought this in the color #857 Black.  The price on this mascara is only $4.99 and I thought that was a great buy for drugstore mascara and I would recommend you try this.




The second mascara I bought is called Sky Rise Lengthening Mascara.  The color I chose is #842 Extreme Black.  This mascara goes on well and coats the lashes but I needed to use 2 coats of this mascara to work well on me.   I found that there was no smudging and flaking by the end of the day.  What I really like is that it lengthened my eyelashes without using an eyelash curler.  The price is only $1.99 which is a great price for an inexpensive mascara and I would recommend you try this out.



If you have not tried this brand mascara yet, I hope I have inspired you to try something different.  I think that you can still look good and not have to pay a lot for a mascara.


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

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie






Monday, July 20, 2015

Cooking & Crafting with J & J Link Up #8

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


As always, Julie and I want to thank you all for the huge success that the Link Up has received! We continue to receive so many nice comments regarding the Link Up and want to thank you immensely! Last week we had more than 437 views, 72 links, 115 clicks! This Link Up is growing before our eyes! We hope you'll continue to stick around for weeks to come and definitely help spread the word about this awesome Link Up!

Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



Features


Jess' Picks:


Honey & Birch - Easy Green Onion Dip



Engineer Mommy - Skinny Chocolate Pudding



Jenna's Random Scraps - Homemade Spaghetti-O's




Julie's Picks:



Beatrice Euphemie Vintage Cottage Style - My Sewing Room



The Enchanting Rose - Pocket Cards



Something Sweet Winnie's Blog - Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies


Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! Yep, that's now going to be the theme from here on out!  Julie and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe

Have you ever tried grilling corn on the cob?  Well if you haven't tried it yet, I have this simple recipe to share with you.    



GRILLED CORN ON THE COB RECIPE



INGREDIENTS:

corn on the cob
olive oil
salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
foil

INSTRUCTIONS:

Take corn on the cob and clean by removing husks.  Lay corn on tin foil and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Wrap up corn in the tin foil.  Place on grill set to medium heat for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.  Let cool a little before removing the foil.  

Done!

P.S.  You can add any seasonings you like.


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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie