Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 248

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday!

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy is a week-long event where you can:

  • Share what’s unique about your blog and spotlight your favorite features!
  • Expand your social media networks!
  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!

Each week, we invite you to:

  • Meet our Featured Friend Of The Week and enjoy our Spotlight Post!
  • Grow your Social Networks by participating in our rotating Social Media Boost.
  • Link your favorite posts, projects, giveaways and parties at Friendship Friday.
  • Visit your neighbors and make new friends!
  • Chat with us in the comments – we’d love to get to know you!
  • Follow Create With Joy and explore our blog for our latest creative features!
  • Check our sidebar and enter our latest Giveaways!

We’d appreciate it if you’d spread the word about Friendship Friday by adding our beautiful blog button to your blog/posts and spread the word on your social media sites so that others can join the fun!

We look forward to connecting with you on:

Instagram * Pinterest * Twitter * Facebook *
Google Plus * BlogLovin *
StumbleUpon * GoodReads * RSS * E-Mail

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dealspotr influencer network

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Whether your interest lies in parenting, travel, crafts, food or other lifestyle topics, there’s a place for you in the Influencer Network! To learn more about this opportunity, read my Dealspotr Review – then use my affiliate link to Join Dealspotr as an Influencer and enter referral code OFra8FM1 at the prompt to receive valuable points that can be redeemed for gift cards or cash, based on your status within the network!

Friend Of The Week – Clare

claire

I’d like to open this week’s column by thanking those of you who take the time each week to leave comments, to share a little bit about yourselves, and to answer our Question Of The Week! Not only do I appreciate your thoughtfulness, but your kind words to me and to one another really help to build a sense of friendship and camaraderie within our blogging community!

This week I’d like to introduce you to Clare – an Australian blogger who started her blog, My Life In Step, in 2015 as a way to share her life journey and to inspire and empower others to take the next step in their journey – whatever that might be!

At 35, Clare has been married to “Techman” for 12 years, and is mom to “My Little Scientist” (7 years old). “My Little China Doll” (3 years old), and “Little Bundle Of Joy” (who is due to arrive in November 2016!) Needless to say, she’s been busy preparing for Little Bundle Of Joy’s arrival with DIY projects like sprucing up the children’s bedrooms.

claire-gender-neutral-nursery

Since Clare does not know the gender of her child, she opted to create a gender-neutral nursery for Little Bundle Of Joy. Be sure to stop by Clare’s Baby Nursery Tour and check out her DIY Craft Projects!

Clare’s tip for cheering oneself up when you need a pick-me-up is to keep your mind busy creating things – to share a cupcake with an encouraging frined – and to reflect on the things that are going well in your life (based on Phillippians 4:8, a favorite Bible verse).

Comments mean the world to bloggers. Won’t you brighten Clare’s day by dropping by her blog, introducing yourself, and congratulating her for being our Friend of the Week at Create With Joy?

Now It’s Your Turn To Share!

Let's Chat

Question Of The Week:
Imagine that you or your spouse are expecting.
Would you prefer to know the gender of your child in advance –
Or would you rather be surprised when your baby arrives?

Please share your thoughts in the comments–
Inquiring minds would love to know!

We’d Love To Feature You!

We’d love the opportunity to get to know you better!
Please introduce yourself in the comments and
Tell us a little about yourself, your blog, and the story behind it.
Each week, we’ll select a blogger to feature as our Friend Of The Week!

Be sure to link to us and spread the love
By sharing our Friendship Friday party with all of your friends!

Remember – building community and developing friendships
Is what Friendship Friday is all about!

Social Media Boost Of The Week – Google Plus

Welcome to the Social Media Boost Of The Week! Each week, you’ll have the opportunity to grow a different social network. This week, we’re boosting Google Plus!

Google Plus

To join the fun:

  • Please follow Create With Joy on Google Plus!
  • Add the Google Plus account link you’d like us to follow.
  • To help ensure that everyone who participates in the event benefits, please be sure to follow and like a few of the accounts on the list!

Thanks for joining us – we look forward to connecting with you!

IMPORTANT: ONLY Add GOOGLE PLUS Links to this Social Media Boost list!
Add your Blog Posts to the Friendship Friday Link-Up (BELOW!)

Social Media Boost – Google Plus



Friendship Friday Blog Party

Friendship Friday

Welcome to the Friendship Friday Blog Party – the heart of our weekly gathering! You are invited to:

  • Share your favorite blog posts and projects throughout the week.
  • Share your favorite posts from the past.
  • Share links to giveaways, reviews and any parties that you host.

You may share as many features as you like!

Friendship Friday is the place to make new friends, to grow rich relationships, to explore new blogs, and to expand your social networks! Please take the time to connect with your best buddies as well as reach out to a few new friends each week – it makes your experience so much more rewarding!

Have fun connecting with one another – building friendships is what this community is all about!

Be sure to check the Sidebar for our latest Giveaways and leave a comment and let us know what you’re up to this week!



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23 Responses to “Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 248”

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  1. Thanks for hosting this great link up!

    Thank you also for introducing Claire. I’m an Australian blogger too but had not come across Claire’s blog until today!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

  2. clare says:

    Wow! THANK YOU so much for featuring me! This truely has made my day 🙂 This question about finding out the gender of the baby is very on topic for life at the moment. For our first 2 children we had the doctor jot down the gender of the baby at our 20 week scan with the plan to look inside a just a month before bub arrived. For my first child we did this on my birthday and my husband and I went for a coffee and then bought a cute baby boy outfit to celebrate together. It was great fun! For our second child we ended up having a “gender reveal party”, I was unsure whether to baby shower or not and my grandma was very sick so we decided this might be a fun way to cheer her up with family. I loved it! and such a surprise for me when I bit into our cute little “Bee” shaped cake pops, wondering “What will it bee?” and there was pink inside! This time round, now having a boy and a girl I have chosen NOT to look inside the envelop and look forward to the fun of finding out when the baby is born. I am so looking forward to it…. So we have kind of done it 3 different ways and all 3 were fun and just right for that time in our lives 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Thanks for sharing your experiences Clare – how exciting that you’ve gotten to do your reveal three different ways!
      I’m sure your experiences will help some moms on the fence about which way to go either now or in the future!
      Congrats again on being our Friend Of The Week – have an amazing one! 🙂

  3. Mary Denman says:

    Hi Ramona, I have some exciting news on Monday…I have a logo and I’m unveiling it and my official photography site!! 🙂

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend…..

  4. Hi, Clare! Such creative ways of referring to your wonderful family!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Have a lovely weekend Michele – thanks for joining us this week!

      • clare says:

        Thanks Michele! I am not sure what I’ll end up calling number 3 yet. Will use “Little bundle of Joy” till I work it out, hopefully I get a moment of inspiration before he/ she gets too old, but I guess this will suit for a little while at least 🙂

  5. Pam says:

    I look forward to this link up every Friday! I’ve met some very nice bloggers this way and I am excited about meeting even more! Thanks so much for hosting every week. I hope to be posting about the nursery I set up for Baby M next week. Unless I’m on a sugar high from eating the Halloween candy I’m not suppose to eat. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. clare says:

    I am excited to see it Pam! 🙂

  7. Friday Feature Linky
    Twitter: Myllls
    says:

    Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

  8. Hello Ramona! Thanks so much for hosting..happy weekend and happy Halloween 🙂

  9. Marie Moody
    Twitter: Xmasdolly
    says:

    Awww that friend of the week is so nice of you! Now as far as your question goes I have had five pregnancies in my life and I did not know one of them nor did I want too! The surprise is always as wonderful as the birth. As long as it was a healthy baby is all I cared about.

  10. Thanks for hosting again this week. Your linkup is filled with so many creative ideas. It’s a little like what happens to me when I go into Hobby Lobby. I want to start crafting and baking everything! Have a great week.

  11. Thistle says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!!

  12. It’s always so fun to read about other bloggers. I’m so glad you share that section every week. Thanks for joining us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

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