About Me

Hi there, and welcome to Just a Little Bit of Clairity. They say you should write about the things you love the most, and so I’ve created this blog to share, teach and provide some “clairity” into the things I’m most passionate about. Hopefully a little bit of it will rub off on you, too.

My name is Claire, and I’m a newly graduated journalism major with a newspaper job as a page designer. Aside from designing layouts at work, I also spend time at home with the two loves of my life: my boyfriend Jacob and our adorable (yet quirky) dog Winston. I love being with my friends and family, but when I get some time to myself, you’re sure to find me doing one of three things: cooking, reading or decorating.

spaghettiFood for Thought
 Eating isn’t just a necessity for me  — it’s a hobby. Whenever I’m bored, I try to find something new and interesting to cook. The possibilities are endless when it comes to cooking. From baking to sautéing and roasting to boiling, nothing is out of the question. I’ll share everything healthy, sweet, quick and easy, even elaborate dinners that will be sure to impress the whole family. The best thing about cooking — other than eating the end result, of course — is the ability to change any recipe and make it your own. Here I hope to share some of the ones I’ve come across throughout the years and pass what works (and what doesn’t) along to you.

books

Book Worm
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been reading. Novels, fiction, biographies, fantasies — you name it, I’ve probably read it (or will now that you’ve told me about it). When my nose isn’t busy smelling delicious food, it’ll certainly be buried in a book. What I love most about a book is no matter how many times you read it, you always learn something new. And it doesn’t just end with books. Scholarly articles, newspaper clippings (being a journalism major and all) and maybe even screen writing are all included.  In these posts, no matter the material, I hope to pass on some knowledge of what I’ve learned along to you.

kitchen

There’s No Place Like Home
As a new homeowner, decorating outside of adding a few nick-knacks to my bedroom is a whole new concept to me. And I’ve actually found I love it. Since we’ve only lived in our new home for a few months, my decorating has only expanded through the hundreds of post ideas on my Pinterest page. Nonetheless, now that we’re settled in, the decorating ideas have been flourishing. The living room, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, office, entryway. And don’t even get me started on the backyard. Everything from paint to furnishings, wall décor and gardening. All of this will be a completely new experience for me so I hope to share the decorating dos and don’t of what I learn along to you.

Thanks again for wanting to find out a little more about me and what Just a Little Bit of Clairity will offer you. Enjoy!

— February 1, 2014

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