Creative Mondays Link Up 

Creative Mondays Link Up #CreativeMondaysLinkUp #CreativeMondaysBlogHop

Happy Monday lovelies.

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend?

Creative Mondays Link Up

I am so pleased you have stopped by to join us for this week’s Creative Mondays Link Up.

Grab a drink and link up you’re creative/crafty/stylish posts and have fun finding amazing, inspiring and creative posts at this week’s party.

I am sorry but no features this week as I have run out of time again with my new work/family life schedule.

Over the weekend I have been in bad pain with my neck. I really must start taking my health more seriously!

Not only have I been doing more lifting with my work, overstretching taking bedding off, washing it and putting it back on the beds all weekend.

Yesterday I was in agony trying to get out of bed.

I have done something to my neck like a trapped nerve, draft in it or overstretched it and it really hurts. It took me ages to get out of bed with the pain in my neck.

I was really worried I had done some serious damage, without knowing at the time what I’ve done.

On Friday I walked upstairs and pulled a leg muscle, Saturday hurt my side of my foot without knowing until the pain started to show.

Then Sunday I hurt my neck badly. I feel like I am ready to start falling apart anytime.

I really need to start getting back out there exercising and eating more healthily, methinks!!

Creative Mondays Link Up

What has got you creative this week?

Creative Mondays Link Up #CreativeMondaysLinkUp 

Creative Mondays Link Up #CreativeMondaysLinkUp

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.

Did You Read:

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See you again on Wednesday for our next link up.

Claire Justine
Claire Justine

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.

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  1. Fabby
    23 October 2018 / 18:26

    Yes, I too hope your neck gets better soon dear friend.
    Thank you for hosting for us each week dear Claire.

    • 31 October 2018 / 11:29

      Thank you Fabby. All better now, phew 🙂

  2. 23 October 2018 / 13:31

    Hope your neck feels better soon! This is my first time to your blog…I’m not the best crafter or DIY gal but lately I’ve been trying things. Happy to have found you via Shelbee on the Edge.

    • 31 October 2018 / 11:26

      Thanks for joining us Chrissy 🙂

  3. marilyn1998
    23 October 2018 / 00:48

    Thank you for hosting. I love sharing with your readers and always find inspiration here. Have a blessed week! #OverTheMoon #ThursdayFavoriteThings

    • 31 October 2018 / 11:24

      Thanks for linking up Marilyn 🙂

  4. 22 October 2018 / 20:11

    Oh no! I hope you are feeling much better real soon.

    • 29 October 2018 / 07:34

      Thanks lovely, I am now 🙂

  5. Kate on thin ice (@kateonthinice)
    22 October 2018 / 19:30

    I hope you are going to get some good medical advice on this and soon. Also please do take care of yourself as vital to look after your loved ones to make sure you are fine first if anything. You do loads. You don’t have to be perfect and can cut yourself some slack. #CreativeMondays and thanks for hosting

    • 29 October 2018 / 07:28

      Aww, thanks you Kate. You are right, I try to do to much sometimes and I think it was my bodies way of saying slow down.

  6. 22 October 2018 / 19:13

    Oh gosh that sounds awful! You need some rest and relaxation. Neck pain is the worst!! Take care of yourself.

    • 29 October 2018 / 07:26

      Thanks Heather. Manage to get it good again 🙂

  7. mummabstylish
    22 October 2018 / 18:59

    Thanks for hosting today Claire. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • 29 October 2018 / 07:19

      Thanks for joining us Jacqui 🙂

  8. 22 October 2018 / 16:37

    The pain…..I meant…..

  9. 22 October 2018 / 16:36

    I hope your neck is over real soon!

  10. helenfern
    22 October 2018 / 16:16

    Thanks for hosting a great party!

    • 29 October 2018 / 07:13

      Thanks for joining us Helen 🙂

  11. 22 October 2018 / 15:54

    Hi Claire,
    I do hope you feel better. I have had neck pain and shoulder pain.. my stress tends to go there. Have you ever tried dry needling on deep tissue massage? It can certainly help those areas of pain. Do take care.
    Jess xx

    • 29 October 2018 / 07:11

      Thanks Jess, I think I do get a lot of stress here too. I’ve not heard of this before, I will look into it, thank you 🙂

  12. 22 October 2018 / 15:51

    I hope that you feel better soon. Heat pads work. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful Monday.

  13. eyeloveknots
    22 October 2018 / 14:59

    The answer is always ice cream! Always makes me feel better, hehe. Epsom salt in warm water on a washcloth is also really good for muscle pains (like the neck). Good better soon!


    • 28 October 2018 / 09:16

      Thanks lovely. I did spoil myself to my favourite treats 🙂

  14. 22 October 2018 / 14:37

    Take care of yourself, Claire! Thanks for hosting the link ups. Those cupcakes look fab!

    • 28 October 2018 / 09:14

      Thanks for joining us Kim 🙂

  15. 22 October 2018 / 13:44

    Get well soon! My friend had a similar issue and her’s turned out to be Sciatica so if it doesn’t improve it would be worth getting it checked. Take care of yourself in the meantime.

    • 28 October 2018 / 09:01

      Thanks you Julie. All is good now, I think I just trapped a nerve but it was so painful 🙁

  16. Debbie-Dabble
    22 October 2018 / 12:39

    Thanks so much for hosting and thanks for stopping by!!

    • 28 October 2018 / 08:56

      Thanks so much for joining us Debbie 🙂

  17. Carrie
    22 October 2018 / 11:48

    Hey, sweet lady! I hope you start to feeling better soon. I for one need to get back to exercising every day too.

  18. Maureen
    22 October 2018 / 11:10

    Oh no Claire! I hope today is a better day for you in terms of your aches and pains. Hopefully you are off today to get some much needed R & R. Our weekend was nice. It was busy since we were visiting with family over the weekend for my Grandma’s 93rd birthday. It was a nice change of pace and as always a great break from the internet! Lol Happy Monday!


    • 28 October 2018 / 08:44

      Thanks Maureen, all better now. Oh wow sounds like you had a lovely weekend 🙂

  19. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    22 October 2018 / 11:08

    Oh no Claire! I often get a pulled neck or shoulder – the side affect of using a laptop on the sofa for too many hours! Use the hot/cold pads – they really help me. Hope you recover soon xx Maria

    • 28 October 2018 / 08:36

      Thanks for the advice Maria. I took warm showers and focused thew water on my neck which really help me 🙂

  20. 22 October 2018 / 09:35

    Oh no! Nothing worse. I pulled my back a couple of weeks back and it’s amazing how it can set you back. I hope you mend speedily Claire xx

    • 28 October 2018 / 08:20

      Thanks Laurie. I will remember that pain now 🙁

  21. Is This Mutton?
    22 October 2018 / 08:30

    Hope you feel better soon! A neck pain is awful – I had it myself recently, felt like a whiplash, but eventually went after about a week.

    • 28 October 2018 / 08:18

      Thanks Gail, all better now 🙂