Back To School #CreativeMondaysBlogHop

Happy Monday and welcome back to this week’s Creative Mondays Link Up.

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend?

It is back to school today for my children after the bank holiday half term holidays. Honestly, so much has happened this week, it feels like ages ago when they were last at school.

My Daughter goes back to school 2 teeth lighter today. With another 2 teeth to be taken out on Friday.

I bet she is hoping this week goes by slowly!!

I am so pleased you have stopped by today again to join us for this week’s Creative Mondays Blog Hop. What creative thing have you been up to this week?

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.

This week’s Creative Mondays featured blogs are:

It has rained all week whilst the children have been off school, then red hot all weekend. I am now trying to get the uncontrollable grass under control and get the garden ready for Summer. I love BBQ’S Aand Maria from Passion Fruit Paws And Peonie share’s How To Throw The Ultimate Garden Party.

There is everything you need for the perfect BBQ in this post. From the ultimate garden party music, lighting, seating, decorations, tableware, games, fire to the most important part (for me)  bbq foods, treats and drinks.

Laurie from Vanity & Me looks super relaxed comfortable and stylish in this beautiful Kew Palm Print Maxi Dress. You can see where she has just been on holiday and read her post here: Evatrends – Relaxing In Comfort – Holiday Edit #4.

Julie from Sum Of Their Stories is super creative and she shows you how to make some beautiful tassel earring. The only thing you have to decide is, which colour to make! How To Make Tassel Earrings.

If you are looking to make any graduation cakes, how about making some of these by Marilyn over at Marilyn’s treats. Super creative and Marilyn says “I couldn’t believe how cute and simple they were! When I found out how simple they were to make I had to pinch myself for not even thinking about this!” You can find her recipe here: Cupcake Graduation Toppers. Whhat a great idea!

What has got you creative this week?

Back To School #CreativeMondaysBlogHop

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 add to the link up to me @clairejustineo using the  #Creativemonday hashtag and I will favourite, retweet and reply.

You might also like these posts:

Indonesian Gado Gado Salad With Crunchy Tiger Prawns And Selada Air (Watercress).

Dreaming Of Summer? Try A Moroccan Couscous Salad With Feta Parcels, Watercress And Harissa Yoghurt.

Tesco Jersey Royal Warm Summer Salad Recipe: Tesco Jersey Royal New Potatoes In-store Now.

BerryWorld Strawberry Rocky Road.

See you at our next blog hop on Wednesday.


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.


  1. June 4, 2018 / 5:27 am

    Morning Claire! Thank you so much for featuring my Garden Party post – what a great start to the week! Much appreciated. Love the new website, it looks wonderful! xx

    • Claire
      June 4, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks for sharing it here, Maria. Such a great post 🙂

  2. June 4, 2018 / 6:46 am

    Oh, those graduation cupcakes are perfect! My son is hopefully graduating very soon. I must try them!
    Thanks for hosting.

    • Claire
      June 4, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks for joining us Lisa 🙂

    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:36 am

      Aww, thanks Tamar 🙂

  3. June 4, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Thanks for featuring my Tassel earrings, I’ve still not got round to making myself some more in different colours. I’ll put it to the top of my to do list!
    Fingers crossed all goes well at the dentist for your daughter, it’s never nice to know you need work done. I think I prefer it when it’s a surprise and they say “lets do that right now!”

    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:39 am

      Thanks Julie, I love the colour you picked 🙂 I hate going to the dentist myself 🙁

  4. June 4, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Awwww I am sure your daughter isn’t too crazy about getting her teeth out. Perhaps this week back at school will keep her mind off of it. My son’s summer school starts tomorrow. I didn’t want him to go since he started going to preschool for the first last year for 3 hours. But my hubby thinks it’s good for my health to get a break so we’ll send him for 3 hours for every other week for 3 days.


    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:42 am

      Aww Maureen, I remember these days well. I can even remember the first day I left my 2 eldest Sons at school and they are in their 20’s now. I walked away from school crying!

  5. June 4, 2018 / 10:21 am

    Claire, your features this week are fantastic! I am loving Laurie’s Eva Trends dress and Maria’s garden party ideas! I want to throw a garden party now (except I don’t have a garden…but I can improvise). And your food posts have given me some great summer meal ideas! Thanks for sharing.


    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:43 am

      Thanks Shelbee, Maria’s bbq post has got me trying to get my garden grass all cut and dug up 🙂

  6. June 4, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Thank you for featuring my cupcake toppers! Thank you for hosting! My offerings this week include Dad’s Day Delights, Chili Dog Pizza and my Tuscan Porterhouse Steak. Enjoy!

    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:48 am

      Thy are great Marilyn 🙂 Thanks for linking up.

  7. June 4, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    such great features and I so want those frosting tips LOL.

    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:50 am

      Thanks for joining us Linda 🙂

  8. June 4, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:52 am

      Thanks for joining us Debbie 🙂 Hope you can join us tomorrow.

    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:54 am

      Hi Jess, thanks for stopping by and joining us 🙂

  9. June 4, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    Oh that cake is lovely and those graduation cupcake toppers! I need them!

    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:56 am

      Thanks Heather. They are great, aren’t they 🙂

  10. eyeloveknots
    June 4, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    That cake is beautiful! Almost seems too pretty to eat. I have been wanting to get some tools from my local Michaels to make pretty baked goods, and some molds for things like chocolate covered pretzels.


    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:57 am

      I love chocolate covered pretzels Alexandra 🙂

  11. June 4, 2018 / 6:08 pm

    Hope that school goes well. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 5:59 am

      Aww, thanks Patrick 🙂

  12. Morgan Prince
    June 4, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I love the look of those graduation cupcakes! I’ve been a little creative with food this week, trying out some new salads and family meal recipes. I’m hoping they work out!
    Thanks for hosting Claire.

    • Claire
      June 5, 2018 / 6:04 am

      Sounds yummy Morgan. I love getting creative with salads 🙂

  13. mummabstylish
    June 5, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    Hope you’re daughter enjoys going back! Mine always hated it!! Thanks for hosting the link up Claire. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Claire
      June 7, 2018 / 7:45 am

      Hehe, thanks Jacqui. Mine always hate going back after a holiday!

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