Strawberry Parfait Day: #CreativeMondaysLinkUp

Strawberry Parfait Day.

Happy Monday lovelies. I hope you have all had a good weekend?

We did. Another birthday and now I have another teenager in the house!! Let the fun begin!

Strawberry Parfait Day:

Strawberry Parfait Day. Planet Bounce In Nottingham
Tired eyes! Up at 6 am baking cakes. Blame the cakes!! Everything is the cake’s fault! Always!!

Friday night both my older two Sons came home for the weekend to see their Sister on her Birthday. One also brought his girlfriend over to stay, which was lovely too. A full house!

On Saturday I was really busy starting from 6 am when my Daughter woke the whole house up by playing some awful irritating loud repetitive screeching music to make everyone in the whole house wake up and give her some birthday presents! Good thinking to be fair. She even craftily set my eldest Sons alarm for 6 am to wake him up!

How does she even think of these things!? So funny!

Then onto making 36 gluten-free cupcakes and a birthday cake for a Gluten-Free family Birthday party for my Daughter in the afternoon.

Then we ran to the train station and caught a train into Nottingham for a fun time at Planet Bounce that my eldest Son had planned for my Daughter. Yes, even this oldie got to bounce too. It was actually so much fun.

Strawberry Parfait Day:
Strawberry Parfait

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

Today is also Strawberry Parfait Day. Yummy. I love making and eating fruit parfait.

You can find a few recipes that I have published before here:

Granola Parfaits With Strawberries And Blueberries.

Speedy Granola Parfait.

Crispy Crunch Fruity Snacks.

This Week’s Featured Blog Posts:

Strawberry Parfait Day:

One blogger I would like to give a shout out to this week is Patrick from Adventures in Weseland.

Every Monday Patrick posts his favourite tunes on his Music Monday posts and I always love the choices he picks out. I often pick out a few songs to listen too before I comment.

Why not stop by and see what his Music Mondays picks are this week or see which ones he picked out last week: Music Monday: Childhood Movie Songs

I always love to see what Erika from Rejoice For The Day has been making because she makes the most amazing dresses. They are just the kind of dresses I wear and would love to own! I adore this cactus print material from her latest dress and it turned out beautiful. I want one! now I wonder where I could find one like this in The UK?

You can find Erika’s amazing dress here: A Cactus Dress? Why Not.

One of my favourite treats is cookies. One of my favourite chocolates is white chocolate. One of my favourite berries is blueberries. Put them all together and what do you get!?

Some amazing Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies of course 😉 Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

One thing I wish I had a little more of is confidence. I think I have lost mine over the years since I gain weight and nothing fits me!

Laurie has the perfect swimwear to boost your confidence.

I would pick something like this for swimming as I love the style and pattern of this swimsuit.

You can find Laurie’s post here: Swimsuits That Will Boost Your Confidence.

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

Link Up
Creative Mondays

What has got you creative this week?

Strawberry Parfait Day: Creative Mondays Link Up Guidelines:

Creative Mondays Link Up
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Please only link up creative 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.

Please Note:

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.

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Do not forgt to stop by every Monday, Wednesday an Friday for the place to be seen.

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Claire Justine
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  1. 25th June 2018 / 6:31 am

    I used to set the alarm for Christmas morning! And then my kids did it to me! Thanks for featuring Claire. Have a great week xx

    • Claire
      25th June 2018 / 9:19 am

      Thanks for stopping by and linking up Laurie. Love your swimwear 🙂

  2. Maureen
    25th June 2018 / 9:33 am

    You day like a fun birthday and celebration! When you have entire family together you just never know what’s going to happen but no matter what it’s always a great time! We had a good weekend too. Saturday was quiet since it was over a 100 degrees and Sunday we visited family for an introduction to a new a member! Such a good baby. He was so quiet and slept and just looked around. Crazy to think that babies can be that way when mine was complete opposite! Ha!


    • Claire
      25th June 2018 / 9:50 am

      We had a great weekend altogether, so much fun 🙂 Aww lovely Maureen. I remember all mine being babies.

  3. shelbeeontheedge1
    25th June 2018 / 10:57 am

    Oh my goodness, Claire, the setting of the alarm is just too funny! I love it! And your features this week are all so great! I do adore Patrick as well. And that cactus dress is so adorable. I just featured Laurie’s gorgeous gingham swim suit, too. Have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!


    • Claire
      25th June 2018 / 12:20 pm

      Thanks so much for joining us Shelbee 🙂

    • Claire
      25th June 2018 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks Tamar. Such a lovely weekend 🙂

  4. Debbie-Dabble
    25th June 2018 / 12:51 pm

    Thanks Claire for hosting each week!!

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Thanks for linking up Debbie 🙂

  5. 25th June 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Happy Monday! Hope your have a wonderful week.

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 11:02 am

      Thanks for stopping by Carol 🙂

  6. 25th June 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Thanks for the feature and your kind words. Looks like you had yourself a great weekend surround by family. Love those types of days. <3

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Thank you Erika, such a beautiful dress 🙂

  7. 25th June 2018 / 2:32 pm

    Oh wow, thanks very much for the feature. That is quite nice of you and it put a huge smile on my face. Happy Blessed Birthday to your daughter and thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful Monday.

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 12:10 pm

      Aww, lovely thank you Patrick. I love seeing what songs you have picked.

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Thanks Jess, I think she had a great time being spoilt by everyone 🙂

  8. mummabstylish
    25th June 2018 / 3:03 pm

    Sounds like your daughter had a fabulous birthday – I bet bounce was really great. Have a super week Claire. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks Jacqui. I am trying to talk my Husband into going to the adult night now 🙂

  9. 25th June 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter! I’m so glad you all had a lovely time! Today I’m sharing a post about How to Poach Chicken Breasts, a great way to have chicken ready in the fridge for summer salads and entertaining. Have a great week, Claire! Thank you for hosting!

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 12:18 pm

      Aww, thanks April. Whoo looking forward to seeing your posts 🙂

  10. 25th June 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Ha ha, your daughter knows how to start a birthday!

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 12:20 pm

      Hehe, she sure does 🙂 Thanks Nancy.

  11. 25th June 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Thanks so much for the feature! I just love a good strawberry parfait and eat them for breakfast at least a few times a week.

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 12:22 pm

      Your cookies look so good. Thanks for sharing them with us 🙂

  12. 26th June 2018 / 2:49 am

    Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! Looks like a fund day and that parfait looks amazing!

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 2:53 pm

      Thanks Heather. It was a great day 🙂

  13. 26th June 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I will make sure I go check out Patricks tunes and a Happy Birthday to the new teen in the house

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Aww great, thanks Linda 🙂

  14. 26th June 2018 / 4:36 pm

    I am gluten free too! Yum, I would love to have that parfait right now. Thanks for hosting!

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 2:59 pm

      Thanks Pam. We had fun making lots of g/f treats 🙂

  15. Fabby
    26th June 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Enjoy your beautiful teenager, I had so much fun with my two darlings, now they are mothers too and one does have a teen daughter already.
    Thank you for the party.
    The fashion is lovely, I love the one piece bathinsuit.

    • Claire
      28th June 2018 / 3:01 pm

      Aww, thank you Fabby. The grow big so quickly don’t they. I want time to slow down a little.

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