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Monday, 1 January 2018

Animal: Creative Mondays Link Up!

Happy New Year everyone 🎉 Hope you had a lovely New Years Eve?

We had a nice quiet one and an early night as my Husband is at work early today and I have not been feeling too great over the last few days. We were woken up by the fireworks at 11.50 though. They were so loud.

I have a good feeling about this year. Hopefully lots of exciting things to come.

Also, happy Creative Monday lovelies. Welcome back.

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas too? It went by so quickly.

Ours has had it up's and downs!

Starting with the ups: having my eldest two Son's home for Christmas. Lots of family fun, eating far too much yummy food and lots of nice drinks and receiving some lovely presents. A New Haircut has made me feel lots younger ;)

Then some downs; having my Mother in law really being really poorly and ending up in the hospital over Christmas.

There really is a fine line between being fit and well one day, really poorly another day and then nearly leaving things too late to be seen by a Doctor.

Thankfully she was seen in time and admitted her to a high dependency ward where she was taken good care of and now is on the mend in a Hospital ward and will be home soon.

I am so pleased you have stopped by to join us for this week’s Creative Mondays Blog Hop.
Grab a drink and link up your creative/crafty/stylish posts and have fun finding amazing, inspiring and creative posts at this week's party.
What has got you creative this week? 

Me, nothing much this week as it has been busy, busy around here but I did get these amazing shoes for Christmas from my Husband!

I love creative shoes and my all time favourites brand are Irregular Choice shoes.

Not ones I would wear every day as they are not the most practical shoes but ones I just love to look at!

How adorable are these Animal ones from The Muppet's?

I love them!

So much fun.

What do you think of my new shoes?

Animal: Creative Mondays Link Up!

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Party Guidelines:

Please only link up family-friendly posts!

Add as many new posts as you would like too. Add straight to a specific creative post. You can link up anything creative. Home, style, recipes, crafts, diy, tutorials etc. Please link up to a post and not your main home page.

Please link back to the Creative Mondays party in your posts to spread the word. You can either link back or grab a Creative Monday widget from my blog hop page.

Sharing is caring. Please visit a few of the posts that have linked up today to make the blog hop fun for everyone.

It would be great if you would follow along in some way. Let me know if you do, so I can follow you back too.

Please tweet me any links you have added to the link up to me @clairejustineo using the #Creativemonday hashtag and I will favourite, retweet and reply.

By joining this Creative Mondays Blog Hop, you are giving me permission to maybe share your photo here next week as a featured post. Please leave me a comment below if you do not wish to be featured.



  1. I was also in bed before midnight! Love Irregular Choice shoes too and added to my collection this Christmas! Thanks for the link up.

    1. Thanks Gail. I can not wait to see your Irregular Choice shoes :)

  2. Oh my goodness, Claire, those shoes are ridiculously brilliant! I must check out this brand. How fun! I am glad to hear that your mother in law is properly on the mend. Wishing you a very Happy New year!


  3. Those shoes are wicked crazy!
    So sorry about your mother in law, may she only get better!

    1. Thanks Tamar, she is feeling much better now :)

  4. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Sorry to hear about your MIL ..... I LOVE your new hair cut!! Thanks so much for hosting!!

    1. Aww, thank you Debbie :) Happy New Year to you.

  5. Claire, those shoes are brilliant, BUT your new haircut, the pixie-bob, is spectacular! I need to go shorter, but I can't do a thing with it when it's that short. You've inspired me to go shorter though! Thank you for hosting.

    1. Aww, thank you Jean. I am really pleased with it now (after the shock at first :))

  6. Love Animal from The Muppets. I hope your MIL gets better soon. Thanks for hosting and I know 2018 will be great for you.

  7. Cute shoes, glad you had your son's with you and hope your MIL is on the mend. Happy 2018 Hun. x Jacqui

  8. Happy new year! I LOVE your Animal shoes, and can't wait to see how you style them!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

  9. Hi Claire! I know IC shoes, so fun! Did you drop a hint, or did hubby know what to get? Your haircut looks lovely! i always think of cutting mine, then i chicken out. sorry to hear about your mil, hope she is doing better.
    Best to you in 2018'
    jess xx


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