Friendship Friday – Resolutions

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday – a week-long event where you can:

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

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This Week’s Theme

What is the biggest change you’d like to make in the New Year?
What challenges do you anticipate when you think of making this change?
What can you do to ensure that you are successful with this resolution?
Please share your New Year’s Resolutions with us this Friendship Friday!

My Answer

The biggest change I’d like to make in the New Year is
Improving my health and fitness levels!
I’m currently focused on increasing movement in my daily routine.
Big changes start with small sustainable steps.

Friendship Friday #48 – Resolutions

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  1. Theresa
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    I am with you on the health focus this year! ( I even started early with a healthy smoothies & drinks post! But exercise, daily walks need to be added in & balancing time, focus on the important things. Wishing you all the best in 2013! Visiting from

  2. Thanks for hosting! Wishing you, your family, and your readers a blessed New Year!

  3. felicia says:

    Hi, I am your newest follower via this weeks TGIF blog hop. I would love it if you would swing by The Nifty Thrifty Family sometime.

  4. What Jean Likes says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this!! Added my link and am going to add your button to my sidebar.

    Thank you, Mahalo so much for linking up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop last week. I am following you back by the way. 🙂

    If you have time, we’d love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven’t already! We are hosting a great giveaway too which is a wonderful opportunity to give some extra exposure to you lovely blog. Come and link up, enter the giveaway (if you haven’t yet) and celebrate the coming weekend with us!

    Aloha and Happy New Years!!

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  5. My resolutions are many (I agree with you, I need to work on my fitness and health levels) but I also need to learn to stop and smell the roses, to enjoy not only each day but each minute of the day:)
    Thank you for hosting and for asking just the right question each week:)

    Happy New Year , My Good Friend

  6. Visionary Bri says:

    My resolutions for this year have to do with expanding my art career and blog.

    2013 is going to be amazing. ]I’m filling my yearly planner out in a brilliantly beautiful purple pen. It’s a wonderfully done, pretty, thought provoking tool and I highly recommend it if you’re looking to make your wildest dreams come true.

  7. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I agree with you about adding more fitness to my daily life! =)
    Thats a great goal!

    Thanks for hosting!

  8. Irfan says:

    following you on google plus..
    plz follow me back!

  9. JP @ A Quiet Corner
    Twitter: IamjpJP

    First, let me apologize because I didn’t know about the theme when I wrote my post…UGH…:( Now let me say, I think it’s a great idea…:)JP

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      No problem JP…

      One of my goals for 2012 was to be more organized and publish my themes in advance but
      you can see how well that worked out! 🙂

      Happy New Year to you (and feel free to link up a second post or to share your resolutions in the comments!) 🙂

  10. Loy says:

    Hi, Your resolutions sure sounds like a plan! It’s certainly one I could (should) go with myself!

  11. Dmarie Michael says:

    new follower from the TGIF blog hop. Might do your other one once I get through visiting or hopping…

    Sure would be nice, if you could return the favor.


  12. Dmarie Michael says:

    oh darn another comment by me – your cats are gorgeous. They look similar to the cats I have owned but have now crossed over the rainbow bridge. BEAUTIFUL. Down to 1 cat now.

  13. Paula J says:

    Happy Friday!! Every year I make the same resolutions ~ eat healthier, exercise more, be more organized. I do ok during the year but by this time it’s nice to make a fresh start :))

    Thanks for hosting 🙂

  14. Jamie J says:

    I hope you do great with your resolution! I too need to focus on losing weight and getting healthier. But my main resolution for 2013 is to do more volunteer work with my photography – especially helping out community theaters in my area with promotional photos. The biggest challenge I see in this is finding out which theaters need this kind of help, if any. But, I can’t know unless I try.

    Have a Happy New Year, and I will try to link up with “Friendship Friday” next week!


  15. A. L. Jambor says:

    I think eating healthier and getting fit is a universal theme for everyone over fifty. I must be doing something right because I only take one medication for my thyroid as opposed to the eleven my husband takes. I can improve, though, and that’s what I’m aiming for next year.

  16. Georgie Lee says:

    I’m with you on the fitness goals . Have a very Happy New Year!

  17. Theresa says:

    I don’t tend to make resolutions just because a new year is rolling around. However, I have been thinking about better ways to save money, get a little more organized, and get more involved in charity work soon.

    Thanks for hosting this week!

  18. Rebecca says:

    I am setting myself several aims including cooking every recipe in a recipe book – I am running a Cookbook Challenge on my blog so others can join me 🙂 I love your resolution…small steps is definitely the way to do it! Good luck and all the best for the new year! New follower from blog hop 🙂

  19. Thisdayilove says:

    My resolution is to teach my children to share

  20. 1. Spend more time in God’s word. 2 More time exercising.
    2. Me being distracted and selfish with my time.
    3. I already joined a group to be accountable.
    4. I don’t have any, except for #1 and 2.

    Happy weekend to you! 🙂

    What is the biggest change you’d like to make in the New Year?
    What challenges do you anticipate when you think of making this change?
    What can you do to ensure that you are successful with this resolution?
    Please share your New Year’s Resolutions with us this Friendship Friday!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Awesome goals (your #1 is one of mine as well). I think it’s fabulous you joined a group to help you be more accountable!
      Happy New Year to you Colette. Thanks for joining us each week!

  21. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I wish you lots of happiness and peace in the holidays. My new year resolutions are somewhat like yours, I like to be more fit, I like to make sure I get lots of movement, since I have a sit down job. Smiles.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy New Year to you Amanda – thank you for your positive thoughts!
      You really have to make yourself get up and move around when you sit for a living.
      It is SO easy to get engrossed in your work!

      Best of luck to you! 🙂

  22. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    Going with the theory that it is not the new day until the sun comes up…I’ve still gotten this post in on Friday! *LOL*

    So my resolutions include being a better woman, wife and mother. Well, that and getting my blog posts in earlier in the day. :p

  23. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the hop xo

  24. Sarah
    Twitter: girlfriendshoes

    New here and now a Linky Follower/Fan. Thank you for the hop. What a great blog. I haven’t made any resolutions yet…thinking about it and running out of time hehe.

  25. Camille says:

    Good luck with your goal! That’s one of my resolutions too. 🙂

  26. Marcie says:

    My New Years resolution is to work harder at getting my voice heard throw my bloging, the art work to be shown more peace and joy and may the new year get me fit.

  27. Jonell says:

    Omy the frustration…I want to participate but am not succeeding . What can the matter be? :^)
    Regarding what I would like to accomplish with my blog for 2013: I very much want to become more capable with making use of the possibilities with using my blog..specifically with being able to connect with more bloggers/readers and while my goal w my blog is not to aquire a zillion followers it is most rewarding when I feeling there are people who actually appreciate what I have to say..share with what I call ’21st century journaling”..I now find I actually do want to lay claim to MORE FOLLOWERS [readers] I know that linky parties is the key…but am not sure if I can choose and make use of the least complicated way to accomplish, HELP does it have to be so difficult?

    Like Gramma’s House blog

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Jonell,

      I hope you were able to link up successfully – if not, drop me an e-mail and I will help you out!

      IF you go to my sidebar, you will see a link to an upcoming event called the Biannual Blogathon Bash which is happening towards the end of January. If you are interested in improving your blog and acquiring some new blogging skills, I highly recommend this event to you – I participated in my first blogathon over the Summer and found it extremely worthwhile!


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