24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop

24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

Happy Black Friday everyone.

Will you be looking to find a bargain today?

I will be keeping well away from the shops today if I can help it. I will be looking out for a bargain online though.

Hope you are having a lovely week so far?

The weekend has soon come around again.

Welcome back to this weeks ‘Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop’.

Happy you are here and hope you have fun hopping around the blog hop to find new blogs to follow.

24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop

24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop:

A week today our Christmas tree will go up. We are just deciding if we should buy a nice big real tree this year or stick to our 6ft artificial one?

Do you put a Christmas tree up? Is your Christmas Tree up yet? Do you put it up on the 1st of December or do you wait till nearer Christmas?

I really wish I had wrapped the Christmas lights up properly last year! So far this week I spent 3 hours trying to untangle them and then they broke.

A few wires slipped out with all the pushing and pulling. So I chucked them. It is better to be safe with Christmas tree lights, isn’t it?

Plus we have had them for years and years. Trouble is now, I have to buy more.


24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop

What have you been writing about this week?

Do you want to share your posts with us today?

Here are a few things I have been writing about this week:

24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop

A Christmas Dresses From Want That Trend Review.

24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop

A Christmas Gift Guide For Him list.

24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop

A review of this beautiful Swan Retro Microwave that I just can not stop looking at!!

24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop

Also some tips on Black Friday Shopping.

Now onto this week’s link up:

24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop:

Do you want to join in the blog hopping fun?

24/11/2017 Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop Guidelines:

  1. Link up as many posts as you would like to on the linky below. Old or New blog posts welcome. Add a link straight to the blog posts that you would like to share.
  2. Please follow my blog on one or all of my social media channels Twitter, Bloglovin, Google Plus, Instagram, or my Facebook like page. This way it will remind you to join one or all of my blog hop I host each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Let me know which way you follow and I will follow you back.
  3. Please pop the welcome to the weekend blog hop button into your posts or add a link back to the hop in your posts. This way other people will know you are joining the blog hop and can find the weekend blog hop and join in the fun too. You can find all the blog hop buttons here.
  4. Find time to have some fun, hopping around all new blogs that have linked up this week and finding new posts to read, blogs to comment on and new followers.
  5. Try to stop by a few blogs and leave a comment after linking up and comment back if someone stops by, it makes the blog hop much more fun 🙂
  6. Tweet me your links over at @clairejustineo on Twitter using the hashtag #weekendbloghop and I will share your posts.
  7. Have a lovely weekend and we will see you again on Monday for Creative Mondays Blog Hop and Wednesday for The Wednesday blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by. 

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See you again soon.

Claire Justine
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  1. April J Harris
    24th November 2017 / 8:53 am

    We normally put our tree up the first weekend in December but the last couple years it has been earlier. I'm thinking of doing it next week, perhaps during the week…What fun Christmas dresses! They look fantastic! I've shared a new recipe this week – Chocolate and Cranberry Loaf. It's really easy to make, and it's a healthier cake due to a secret ingredient you can't see or taste…but that makes it super moist and absolutely addictive! Thank you so much for hosting, Claire, and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

    • 24th November 2017 / 10:14 am

      Thanks April. We like our tree up nice and early too 🙂 Hoping over now to read your post.

  2. Gail Hanlon
    24th November 2017 / 8:55 am

    Tree goes up about a week before Christmas (and comes down on New Year's Day). I've always had artificial ones, they last so long that arguments about eco and green are null and void 🙂

    • 24th November 2017 / 10:19 am

      Thanks Gail. We have always had artificial ones too. Ever year I say I would like a real on but we never get around to it. What I would love is one with a root on so we could grow it in our garden afterwards 🙂

  3. vanity andme
    24th November 2017 / 10:30 am

    My tree is huge! Too big really but what the hell! I love it. I will be putting mine up Monday. Have a great weekend xx

    • 24th November 2017 / 11:14 am

      Sounds great Laurie. I wish we had room for a nice big tree 🙂

  4. Tamar SB
    24th November 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Shelbee On The Edge
    24th November 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Claire, your Christmas dresses are adorable! We are putting up our tree on Sunday!Shelbeewww.shelbeeontheedge.com

  6. kateonthinice
    24th November 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Love, love, love those Christmas dresses

  7. Fashion Fairy Dust
    24th November 2017 / 10:09 pm

    That first shot is amazing…and you and the mini look adorable in your Christmas dresses!Debbiewww.fashionfairydust.com

  8. Gina Briley
    24th November 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I will wait until next weekend. I always feel like I should wait until it's at least December to put it up. Autumn is suck a quick season for us, and I want to make it last as long as possible. Love the picture from the gift guide. http://www.thebespokelifestyle.blogspot.com

  9. Shooting Stars Mag
    24th November 2017 / 11:51 pm

    Aw, those dresses are too cute. We don't have a tree up yet. We tend to put one up closer to Christmas because we get a real tree and we like to have it for as long as we can AFTER the holidays. :)-Laurenwww.shootingstarsmag.net

  10. Marilyn Lesniak
    25th November 2017 / 12:28 am

    Thank you for hosting this opportunity to bring bloggers together and share their posts. I look forward to your party each week.

    25th November 2017 / 4:28 am

    I love those cute holiday dresses, just darling!!xoIhope your weekend is amazing!Valeriexo

  12. Julie Kay
    25th November 2017 / 10:13 am

    I actually put up my tree in Georgia at our cabin in October, just because that's the last time I would be there before the Christmas holiday. We typically spend Christmas there. That's super early for me, and I would never do it that early in Florida, where I live full time. I use an artificial tree with lights built in. I did buy a real tree here in Florida back in 2015 and loved it. We were just at Lowe's tonight, and they had real trees. I have to admit that the smell was so wonderful, it made me want one. However, I will likely just put up some wreaths here in Florida. Thanks for hosting the link up!

  13. Mother of 3
    25th November 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Our tree and all our Christmas decorations went up yesterday. We always decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving here. We have a fake tree. We tried having a real tree the first few years in this home (like we used to get every year in our old home) but found that this house just has waaay to many windows that a real tree dries out long before Christmas actually arrives. The last year we had a fake tree I don't think there was one single needle left on it by the time we got it out into the yard the day after Christmas and I swore I'd never do that again. We went right out that very day and bought a huge fake tree with lights attached for 1/2 price and loved it. I love the ease of just plugging it in and putting on ornaments and that $70 or so that we spent was well worth it as the tree lasted us a good 10 years! I do love that smell though and miss having the experience of bundling up and heading to the tree farm.

  14. Emma Peach
    26th November 2017 / 4:47 pm

    We wait until December to put our tree up. Last year we had a real one but we're getting an artificial one this year – I get fed up with pine needles everywhere!Emma xxx

  15. csuhpat1
    27th November 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Sorry I am so late. Love the dresses you and your daughter are in.

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