Friday, October 31, 2014

A Farm Vist and Happy Halloween

Hi friends, last weekend my family and I took a drive to the country.  We decided to visit a farm for the day and I hope you will join me in our visit.



We were so delighted when we saw this candy apple shack and just had to buy some.  They also made fresh donuts that were so amazing.



They had this cool looking scarecrow dressed up with the cute hat, pumpkins, and flowers decorated all around it and the grounds.



My daughter and I were delighted when we saw the animals and look at this baby goat with the cute blue eyes.



They had cute sheep too and this guy looked like he was posing just for me.



Look at this barn for the chickens - I just love it.



They had a wonderful corn maze but we did not go through it, we just enjoyed looking at it.




There were so many tiny pumpkins, gourds, and mums available to choose from.




They had pony rides available for the kids too.




Inside is a farm stand where they sold all sorts of pies, donuts, and kettle corn which all came home with us.  They also had fresh vegetables and fruit that looked amazing.



Here is an old barrel that has water running through it that was once used for gem mining.




It was so much fun and it was the perfect way to celebrate fall. 

Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween and have a spooktacular weekend!



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Pumpkins Galore!



I'm loving all these pumpkins from the farm we visited over the weekend!




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Monday, October 27, 2014

Makeup Monday - Favorite Hand Cream

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 30 - FAVORITE HAND CREAMS

Hi friends, welcome back to Makeup Monday and I hope you all enjoyed the weekend.  Today I would love to share with you some of my favorite hand creams.  I have very dry hands in the fall and winter months and these all work well for me and do the trick of keeping my hands soft. 


Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

For a 2.5 fl. oz. tube it's cost is $15.00 and this hand cream works great on very dry hands and leaves them soft.  This makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer.  I have this cream right in my kitchen and use it when my hands feel dry.  


L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream


For a 5.2 oz. tube the cost is $28.00 and this is a thick hand cream that really leaves your hands soft and smooth.  I love using this hand cream right before bed.  


L'Occitane Lavender Hand Cream
For a 1 oz. tube of this lavender hand cream the cost is $12.00.  This is a nice hand cream that has a light lavender scent and leaves you hands soft and moisturizes well.  This is the perfect size hand cream for your handbag.

I hope some of these suggestions for hand creams were helpful and they also make great gifts and stocking stuffers for the upcoming holidays.

These hand creams can be purchased in your neighborhood if they have a store.  They can also be purchased on their websites and Sephora also sells L'Occitane hand cream.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Friendly Tea Mug Exchange

I'm happy to say that Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose has hosted another lovely tea cup and mug exchange.

This is my third tea mug exchange that I have participated in.  I had fun picking out a tea mug and goodies for the person that I was assigned to send my package to.  I was assigned to send my package to Gabriele and she wrote me a nice letter saying that she liked everything.

My tea mug came in the mail from Annamarie and I just love this tea mug with a cute spoon attached to the cup!  I am so amazed and happy with everything I received!  

Here is the pretty tea mug with spoon and a handmade crocheted tea rug.  I just love turquoise and it's my favorite color.  This tea mug has colorful flowers all over the mug and will make me happy when I'm drinking out of it.



Look what else is here, two pieces of chocolate, a package of Caramel Apple coffee, a packet to make Apple Cider and a pretty towel that says Faith on it.

I am going to love making a cup of Orange & Cinnamon Spice Tea and dunking it with the biscotti.


Thank you Annamarie for the pretty tea mug and everything to go with it, it's all just perfect.

Thank you Stephanie for arranging this fun tea/mug party.  If you would like to visit Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose, you can see what everyone else has received HERE


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Makeup Monday - Sephora Favorites

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WEEK 29 - SEPHORA FAVORITES





Hi friends, and welcome to Week 29 of Makeup Monday.  I hope you all had a nice weekend.  I had a nice weekend going out to dinner with friends and family and I went to an appreciation  party at my church yesterday.  Today I'd love to show you a few makeup favorites that I purchased from Sephora.

My first favorite is Benefit Beyond Mascara - They're Real.  This mascara is amazing and makes your lashes look full and thick without any clumps.  It lengthens, curls, adds volume, lifts and separates the lashes without any smudging or drying out.  This color is jet black and the cost is $23.00.  To see the link at Sephora click HERE.

My second favorite is MARC JACOBS Gel Eye Crayon in the color 42 Blacquer.  This eyeliner gives you a dramatic look and gives your eyes some pop with intense color.  This eyeliner is perfect for a night out.  The cost is $25.00.  To see the link at Sephora click HERE.

My third favorite is Formula X New Classics Nail Polish in the color Harmonics - Deep Lilac.  This polish gives your nails high shine and dries fast.  This polish is a bold shade of lilac.  There are many shades available and the cost is $10.50 a bottle.  To see the link at Sephora click HERE.

My fourth favorite is Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish in the color Mayfair Lane.  This polish gives the effect of a gel polish with a lot of shine.  The best part is there is no UV lights needed to apply this polish.  This color is a very pale pink and goes with everything you wear.  The cost is $14.00 and to see the link at Sephora click HERE.

I love shopping at Sephora and I do hope you enjoyed looking at some of my favorite makeup I bought there.  

Thanks so much for stopping by this week for Makeup Monday.  In case you missed any posts you can see them HERE!



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oat Bran Pancake Recipe Again!



Hi friends, back in November of 2012, I shared with you this recipe for Oat Bran Pancakes.  This recipe was given to me by our friend Ruby.  I would love to share with you this healthy pancake recipe again.


OAT BRAN PANCAKES

Minutes to Prepare: 2
Minutes to Cook: 5
Number of Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 tablespoons of Rolled Oats (Quaker Oats)
1 1/2 tablespoons of Greek Yogurt or Cottage Cheese - (I used Greek Yogurt)
1 egg (or egg white if you have cholesterol problems)
a dash of vanilla

Number of serving:  Makes 1 large pancake or 3-4 smaller pancakes

DIRECTIONS:

Put oat bran in a bowl, add Greek yogurt, one egg and a dash of vanilla.  Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and pour on to a non-stick pan that is sprayed with PAM.

Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.

Note:  Cut into strips and dip into nonfat flavored yogurt, you can use salmon fat free cream cheese or any flavored cream cheese instead of yogurt.

At night for dinner use a tbsp. of tomato sauce, Italian herbs, onion & garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and reduced fat shredded mozzarella melted on top! 


These pancakes will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator and wrap them in foil or cling wrap so that they do not dry out.  The pancakes can also be put in the freezer.

For more flavor you could also add in a dash of vanilla and cinnamon.


I hope you enjoy these pancakes because they come out fluffy and moist!  

Let me know if you make these pancakes and if you liked them. 



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Monday, October 13, 2014

Crochet Fun & Enjoying Fall!

Hi everyone, I'm glad to be back to blogging this week and feel refreshed.  I missed all of you and blogging so much!  Thanks to all of you that left me such sweet comments and featured me on your blogs, I appreciate it!  

I accomplished so much while I was on my break.  I did a lot of cleaning, winterizing the house, decorating for Fall and Halloween, crocheting, reading, taking long walks and the list goes on!


This is where I walked my dog Bosco the other morning.  It's very refreshing taking walks in the early morning and Bosco keeps me moving.  We usually walk for a half hour everyday.



Here is a neck warmer or cowl I crocheted along with hand warmers too.  I only had a small skein of yarn to use so this was the perfect project to make.





While I was busy cleaning and decorating my house for Fall and Halloween I could not find the little pumpkins that I crocheted last year.  I was so upset so I decided to crochet new ones.  I made 6 new pumpkins.  In this picture is only 5 but I did make another white pumpkin.  



To see the pattern to make your own you can click HERE.


I'm on Instagram and to stay connected with me and see my photos you can find me at @brklynhousewife HERE!

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Wishing everyone a Happy Columbus Day!


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