Half Term Holidays: Creative Mondays Link Up

Half Term Holidays: Creative Mondays Link Up.

Happy Monday Friends.

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend?

We did not go too far this weekend as we were letting my Daughter recover from the operation she had on Thursday.

Thankfully she is doing well and no nasty side effect from it.

If you missed this post, you can read about it here on the weekend blog hop: The Sunshine After the Rain: Weekend Link Up.

We did go a nice ride out in the car to visit my eldest son yesterday though. That was lovely. We had not seen him since Christmas.

It is half termed holiday here for the children so now we are making fun plans to keep busy all week. Watch this space!

Guess what!? It is my Birthday! Well not mine but my blogs birthday.

7 years old today!! Wow, how the years have flown by.

You can find my very first post here: I First Started Running In 2004.

Half Term Holidays: Creative Mondays Link Up

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.

Half Term Holidays: Creative Mondays Link Up.

This week’s featured blogs:

Half Term Holidays

Red is my favourite colour, it makes me feel so happy. I love this Flattering jumpsuit for Spring 2018 that Maria is wearing over at  Passion fruit, paws and peonies.

Half Term Holidays

This Paleo Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding Made From Just 5 Healthy Ingredients by Shannon from over at Home Made Lovely, looks so delicious and healthy.

Half Term Holidays

I love to sew but have never been too creative in making anything too big. I love this Cleo that Cheryl from Time To Craft has made. It looks great: I Made A Cleo.

Talking about sewing, Louisa shares a post on 5 ways to got your sewjo back. I love sewing and found this post really helpful.

I love hot chocolate and would love this hot chocolate bar. How creative is this idea? Love it!  Hot Cocoa Bar – Adirondack Style. I wish my Husband would build me one of these.

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You might also like this post that I posted on my food blog last week: 13 Posts You Might Like To Read On Valentine’s Day.

What has got you creative this week?

Grab a Creative Mondays Widget.

Half Term Holidays: 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 add 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.

This Linky List Has Now Closed.

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. Cindy D.
    22 February 2018 / 17:13

    Happy Blog Birthday! 7 years? Wow, that's amazing! You are doing a great job on your blogs! I can't keep up with you! 🙂 Continued prayers that your daughter continues to heal & feels better! Blessings sent your way today and everyday!- Natalie A.

  2. Jeanine Byers
    21 February 2018 / 21:24

    Sounds like you're going to have a great week! So, I love this idea of curating a list of neat blog posts, but how do you do it? Do you just find several great blog posts and grab their blog pics or do you connect with them? Is it a regular thing or different each time? I'd love to start doing it.

  3. Emma Peach
    21 February 2018 / 12:03

    Happy blog anniversary! I hope your daughter is feeling better now.Emma xxx

  4. Cheryl
    20 February 2018 / 18:41

    Happy blogiversary, Claire! That's quite an achievement! Did you do anything fun to celebrate? :)Cheryl Shops

  5. 20 February 2018 / 17:17

    Happy blog anniversary Claire! And I hope you have many more to come.Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery, I hope she is OK?Thanks for hosting 🙂 x

  6. csuhpat1
    20 February 2018 / 15:12

    Happy Birthday to your great blog. Continued thoughts and prayers for you daughter. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful day.

  7. Morgan Prince
    20 February 2018 / 07:55

    I hope your daughter has a quick recovery Claire. Thanks for letting me link up this week. xx

  8. GlamorousandGeeky
    20 February 2018 / 04:40

    I hope that she has a speedy recovery!

  9. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    20 February 2018 / 03:04

    Happy Blog Birthday!! I'm glad your daughter is recovering!

  10. Marilyn Lesniak
    20 February 2018 / 01:34

    Thank you for being so supportive of other bloggers. I think parties are the best social media strategy around!! I linked my Broasted Chicken, Fish and Chips and my Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili for that down home comfort meal. I hope you enjoy them. Have a happy week! #OverTheMoon #WWBlogHop #ThursdayFavoriteThings

  11. Mother of 3
    19 February 2018 / 21:59

    Happy Blogaversary! So glad to hear your daughter has had no awful side effects and is healing nicely. It sound like you had a nice and quiet weekend.

  12. lifeonkayderosscreek.com
    19 February 2018 / 21:30

    Hi Claire! Happy Blogiversary to you!! Thank you so much for featuring my Hot Cocoa Bar this week! It was one of my favorite projects. 🙂

    19 February 2018 / 17:41

    Thank you sweet ClaireJustine for hosting the party.Enjoy your week.Fabby

  14. Nina
    19 February 2018 / 15:49

    Have a lovely week and thank you for this.

  15. Sheltie Times
    19 February 2018 / 15:07

    Happy Blogger Anniversary. It is February vacation for the schools here. Not an inspired name, but accurate.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24 February 2018 / 09:21

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  16. Louisa
    19 February 2018 / 15:02

    Thank you for featuring my post! There are so many great contributors to this linky, it is very inspiring. Happy blog birthday! 7 years is a great achievement. I hope your daughter is recovering well at home x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24 February 2018 / 09:20

      Thanks you Louisa, I need to get my sewing organised better 🙂 She is doing great, than you.

  17. Jessica Jannenga
    19 February 2018 / 14:40

    Happy Blogiversary! I give you tons of credit, that is great! love Maria's jumpsuit too. jess xx

    • 24 February 2018 / 09:20

      Thank you Jess, Happy blogiversary too lovely 🙂

  18. Jennie L.
    19 February 2018 / 14:37

    Happy Blogiversary! Wow – 7 years is amazing. You go, girl!

  19. Tamar SB
    19 February 2018 / 14:28

    So many great features!

  20. Shelbee On The Edge
    19 February 2018 / 13:50

    Wow, Claire! 7 years is a long time. Congratulations! And I am so glad that your mini me is recovering well.Shelbeewww.shelbeeontheedge.com

  21. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    19 February 2018 / 13:07

    Happy Anniversary – Have a beautiful week!

  22. mummabstylish
    19 February 2018 / 11:30

    Happy Anniversary to your blog – well done Claire. Hope you're daughter is feeling a bit better. x Jacqui

    • 20 February 2018 / 10:37

      Thanks Jacqui, yes she is doing great, thank you x

  23. Sum of their Stories
    19 February 2018 / 10:24

    Hi Claire, Happy Blogiversary! I hope you daughter recovers quickly and can enjoy half term a little.The photo I've linked up this week has appeared sideways for some reason, I've no idea why – sorry. I hope it doesn't spoil the look of your link up! Bloomin' technology!

  24. Gail Hanlon
    19 February 2018 / 09:04

    Happy blog anniversary! Have a good week Claire and hope your daughter gets well soon.

  25. Cheryl
    19 February 2018 / 08:48

    I hope you had cake to celebrate! Happy Blogiversary. Hope your daughter is recovering well. At least you have half term to take it easy. Ours has just ended. Thank you for featuring my Cleo this week. It is a really easy pattern if you are tempted to get back into sewing.

    • 20 February 2018 / 10:34

      You did a great job Cheryl. Thanks so much for sharing it with us 🙂

  26. vanity andme
    19 February 2018 / 08:37

    Happy blogger birthday! You deserve a treat Claire, I know how hard you work at this! Glad all is well with your daughter Laurie xx

  27. April J Harris
    19 February 2018 / 08:15

    Happy Monday, Claire! I'm so glad you hear your daughter is doing well. I hope you all enjoy your half term. Thank you for hosting. I've shared a Salade Frisee aux Lardons, a salad with a story behind it. Have a lovely week!

  28. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    19 February 2018 / 07:50

    Good morning Claire! Thank you so much for featuring my post this week. I'm absolutely delighted!! Congratulations on your blog birthday – 7 years is an amazing achievement. I hope your daughter recovers well. We never stop worrying about our children do we. I hope you get to relax with a glass of bubbly later xx

  29. Mica T
    19 February 2018 / 06:51

    Thank you for the link up!Sounds like you had a great weekend. The heatwave continued here unfortunately, so it was another fairly quiet and aircon filled weekend for us!Away From The Blue Blog

    • 19 February 2018 / 20:34

      Thanks for joining us Mica, we are the opposite to you. It is freezing here 🙁