Julie's Lifestyle

Julie's Lifestyle

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



Cooking and Crafting with J & J #48 and #47 Features

Monday, May 2, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Holy cow, you all really welcomed us back with open arms! We had over 120 link ups last week and that's so incredibly amazing! :) 

We are just loving everything we're seeing. We also want to welcome on the new participants! :) SO glad you're all here! :)


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Jess' Picks:



Kitty's Kozy Kitchen - Lemon Ice Box Pie and My Fairy Garden



The Homespun Hydrangea - DIY Sea Glass



Everyday Made Fresh - Cheesy Zucchini Rice




Julie's Picks:



Ms. Toody Goo Shoes - Spring Deck in Transition



Linda's Crafty Corner - April Sweater



Culinary Envy - Hawaiian Potato Mac Salad

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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 2

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I recently visited the Macy's Flower Show in New York City and if you missed Part 1 you can read about it HERE.  I have broken up the flower show into three parts due to so many photos that I had taken of it.

Today I'm sharing with you Part 2 of our tour of the Macy's Flower Show!

Below is what my friend and I saw as we entered the main entrance of Macy's.  Look at that huge display and all of the colorful flowers.



If you look up at the top near the ceiling, we could see many floral displays.


Look at all of those pretty white lily flowers peeking through that Macy's sign.


You can see below the pretty floral hats on the manikins!  I just love the one on the left with the pretty dress, hat, and flowers in the handbag.



Look below at the pretty pink and orange flowers.  I just love the colors of them. :)


I'm not sure what these orange flowers are called, but I think they are just so pretty.


Some more lilies and pink tulips.


More yellow daffodils and pink colored plants.




My friend and I had such a fun time looking at the many colorful plant and floral displays.  It was such a delight to see and so much inspiration for gardening.  

I hope you all enjoyed Part 2 of my tour of the Flower Show.  

Stay tuned for next week as I will show you Part 3, and the last part of the Flower Show.

Have a wonderful end of the week and weekend.  Jess and I will see you all back here on 
Monday for our 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 #47

Monday, April 25, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


We're BACK!! :)

Thank you for joining us this week!  We look forward to seeing your AMAZING crafts, recipes, projects, and Mother's Day contributions! :)

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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 projects, recipes, 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

Macy's Flower Show - Part 1

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hello friends.  I recently went to the Macy's Flower Show in New York City with a friend.  It's been so many years since I've seen this spactacular show.  It is always held each year in the spring.  It was so fun to spend the day looking at spring plants and flowers and get some inspiration for spring gardening.  Come along and let me show you our day!


We both got into the city early in the morning, as to avoid the big crowds of people who were there for the flower show and to shop in the store.  Luckily the day that we went was a warm and sunny day.

We decided to look first at the outside windows displayed with all of their colorful flowers.  I just love those hydrangeas and daffodils.


It was hard to get good photos of the flowers in the windows due to the reflection of the glass.  The window below is of the redwood trees in California and the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.


Next is the Southwest and look at the pretty flowers among the rocks.

 

I just love the colors of those pink tulips and hyacinth.


Look at all those gorgeous white flowers.


I thought the display below of the dog, his toy, and bowl of water, was so adorable.  The dog even has flowers around his neck for the collar.


Look at the different flower and plant combos.  There is just so much inspiration for spring gardening.


Yellow daffodils are one of my favorite springtime flowers.  I like the color contrast of the yellow and pink flowers.



Those are just some of the photos I took of the outside windows at the Macy's Flower Show.  I hope you all enjoyed looking at these gorgeous spring flowers.  

I didn't want to overload you with too many photos in one post.  I will be showing you the flower show broken up into two more posts.  I will be showing you Part 2 of the flower show in another post next week.  

Have you ever been to the Macy's Flower Show and did you see it this year?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  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

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #46 Features and ANNOUNCEMENT

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


As always, we always have the most incredible contributions to our Link Up...it's always so hard to each pick just 3 features! :)

ANNOUNCEMENT We will be taking a week off this week, but WILL return Monday, April 25th with Link Up #47! 

 Please join us then where we hope to see some AMAZING Mother's Day contributions!

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Jess' Picks:

Cooking With Carlee - Polish Placek Coffee Cake


Simple Life Mom - Light Cole Slaw with Greek Yogurt


Crafts Unleashed - Hanging Jar Herb Garden


Julie's Picks:



Cranberry Morning - How to Shorten Jeans the Easy Way


Domesblissity - DIY Artificial Succulent Arrangement


Exquisitely Unremarkable - The Real Reasons Why I Make My Bed


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