All Things Creative: The Recipe Edition | 50+ Must Make Recipes

50+ Delicious Must-Make Recipes - All Things Creative, The Foodie Edition

How can is be July 29th already?  Summer why are you going by so quickly??   It's the last Tuesday of the month AGAIN and of course that means it's time for the July edition of our fun "All Things Creative" series and we have an awesome collection of recipes for you this … [Read more...]

Beauty 101: Nail Art For Beginners | Welcome My Newest Addiction

Beauty 101 Nail Art For Beginners

As part of our new monthly contributor series, I am thrilled to welcome our Beauty Contributor Laura from My Newest Addiction!  Laura has so many fantastic beauty tips and tricks and I'm so happy to have her as part of the ALC team.  Here's Laura! ***************************** Hi it's me … [Read more...]

DIY Starfish Wreath and Our Fabulous New Green Front Door

DIY Starfish Wreath at 2

There is nothing quite like the sound of the waves lapping up onto the beach, is there?  If I could just bottle that sound and listen to it all Summer long I would.   While we may live in Florida the reality is we can't just drop everything and stay at the beach all Summer long so I … [Read more...]

DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles | Christmas In July

DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles PM

We are getting into the "dog days of Summer".  It's in the upper 90s most days here and all I want to do is get in the pool BUT... I still have to think ahead.   Sometimes the best time to buy something is off season and when I saw these little flower pots at the dollar store I was pretty … [Read more...]

DIY Embellished Summer Flip Flops | Easy Summer Crafts

Embellished Summer Flip Flops PM

Sometimes I get an idea and it's not necessarily a new one but, hey.  It's new to me.  We can't all try everything at the same time, right? As you can imagine I spend a LOT of time scouring Pinterest and the internet to find easy and budget friendly ideas to make and these Embellished … [Read more...]

DIY 4th Of July Tie Dye Tea Towels

Tie Dye Your Summer - DIY Tie Dye Shirt at 5

Guess what I did??  I learned how to do something new and now NO piece of white fabric in my house is safe this Summer.  T-shirts and pillowcases are hiding as I type this.  The cat is a little afraid too... You're so smart - you guessed it.  I tried Tie Dye for my First. … [Read more...]

DIY July 4th Flower Favors | Welcome Little Miss Celebration

DIY 4th Of July Flower Favors 8

Happy Wednesday!  I have a big announcement today that I am so excited to share with you all.  As A Little Claireification continues to grow, thanks to all of you lovelies, it's important to me to continue bringing you as many "bright ideas on a budget" as possible every month.   I … [Read more...]

All Things Creative: The Patriotic Edition | Red, White & Boom!

All Things Red White And Blue at

As we celebrated the official arrival of Summer this past weekend I was sitting out back and could almost taste the delicious smells that were wafting in from the grills around the neighborhood.  There is nothing like it! It's the last Tuesday of the month (can you believe it?) and of course … [Read more...]

DIY 4th Of July Sun Hat | Dollar Store Crafts

4th Of July Dollar Store Sun Hat PM4

I am well aware that this might be the post that does it.  The post where you say "Ok, Claire has gotten too much sun" or "Oh, bless her sweet little heart". So... in light of this 4th Of July Sun Hat project, let's back up for a minute to the Kentucky Derby.  Did you watch the … [Read more...]

DIY 4th Of July Planters | Dollar Store Crafts

4th Of July Dollar Store Planters at ALittleClaireification PM

 While there are some holidays I go all out for decorating there are others that I like to keep really simple.  The 4th of July is one of those.  Summer is time to relax and I think just adding a few little touches - especially for a big cookout or BBQ - can be fun but it also doesn't … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn With Honey Mustard Butter | 4th Of July Inspired Recipes

Grilled Corn With Honey Mustard Butter at ALittleClaireification #recipe #4thOfJuly PM2

It's cookout time!!  Not many things beat the smell of the grill cooking up savory (and sometimes sweet) food and the sight of delicious dishes lining a picnic table.  It's like everyone is waiting to hear "Lunch is served!".   This month our "12 Bloggers, 12 Recipes" group is … [Read more...]

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas You Can Make

Father Day Gift Ideas You Can Make at A Little Claireification

How about those Dads and Granddads?? We don't want to forget them and I have come across some pretty fun Father's Day Gift Ideas You Can Make even if it's only days away! My Daddy has always been there for me.  He is the most supportive man in the world - both, he and my Husband.  They … [Read more...]

My Blog Writing Process | A Blog Tour

My Blog Writing Process at

When Cindy from Little Miss Celebration (AKA my partner in crime party co-host) asked me to join in on this little blog tour I have to admit I giggled a little bit.  Someone actually thinks I have a process??  She knows me better than that.  Cindy has a lot of faith in me. … [Read more...]

All Things Creative: The Summer Kick-Off Edition

50 Creative Ideas For Summer at

There is something about Memorial Day here in the states that just kicks off the Summer.  Not only is it a day to remember our fallen soldiers and those that have served our great country, it also means Summer is really here! We had a fantastic three day weekend hanging out by the pool, … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Sacrifice | Happy Memorial Day 2014

Uncle Joe

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them". - John F. Kennedy Gratitude.  I've been thinking about that word a lot over here.   It's a three day weekend and it's a time to cook out, right?  It's a … [Read more...]