Friendship Friday – Something New

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 you and your blog!
  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Expand your social media networks!

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What Makes Friendship Friday Unique?

Friendship Friday is designed so that you can participate in the way that best suits your style!

1. Need fresh ideas to blog about? Interested in what other bloggers think about various topics?

Each week, I’ll provide a Theme and Questions to ignite your creativity. You are cordially invited to share your thoughts in a themed Friendship Friday post or to answer the questions in the comments!

2. Want to share your creative talents or highlight a post from the past? Feel free to spotlight your favorite projects and essays!

Whichever option you choose, please add the Friendship Friday button to your post/blog and share this event on your social media sites so that others can join the fun!

This Week’s Theme Is Something New

Recently, I had a chance to do something new – I attended a Murder Mystery Dinner Party at a local restaurant and had a blast!

  • When is the last time you did something new?
  • Is there something new you’d like to do this season?

Share your plans and ideas with us this Friendship Friday!

Have Fun!

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

For more opportunities to create and connect, join us for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

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  1. Terrye says:

    Beautiful blog you have here! I recently broke down and got my own self-hosted blog, so that’s my ‘try something new.’ With it, I decided to start writing about some new topics as well. 😉

  2. Dawn says:

    Oh, I would like to try something new! My hub took me to a murder mystery train ride one year for our anniversary and it was so much fun. ANd a surprise. What a great night! I am longing to do something new…pondering. Hmmmm….

    • I would love to ride the murder mystery train – that would be a blast! What a nice surprise that must have been!
      Let me know what you come up with – hoping this will generate some great ideas for us all! 🙂

  3. Debbie @ says:

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thanks for hosting!! Have a happy Thursday/Friday! Alice

  5. Sharon says:

    Thanks for sending the email and for doing this. I enjoy your blog and your help to those of us starting to get known. I’ve been wanting to host a Murder Mystery party for some years. I have a friend who might be willing to do it with me, so I just need to talk to her about it and then research it. It would be fun if we could attend one first, but maybe we can figure it out on our own. I love hospitality and often have a theme or question(s) or game to keep the conversation above what it so often melts down to (sports, weather, politics). There is so much more to talk about that is worth while! Thank you again for hosting.

    • I’m so glad you enjoy Friendship Friday, Sharon. I love helping others to connect (and I enjoy meeting new bloggers each week!)

      I always wanted to host one of these parties too and now that I attended I know everyone would love it!

      I know you can buy game kits that tell you everything you need.

      In the event we attended, we were at a restaurant in a banquet room where guests like us made reservations for dinner…
      but unbeknonwst to us, there were a few actors in the crowd posing as dinner guests and it was our job to figure out who committed the crime
      (which occurs while we are there!)

      There were clues along the way and a detective to help keep us on track but you really had to watch and figure it out!

      Because of the size of the party, there was a prize given to the winners table (which I was at – YEAH!) and a booby prize given to the table that came up with the most outlandish story (if you were completely clueless!)

      It was fun and I hope i have the opportunity to do it again!

  6. Thanks a lot for hosting. I am happy to participate again. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  7. Jessica says:

    Thanks for hosting again Joy!

  8. I recently got a new camera, so I’m looking forward to taking some online photography courses to improve my photography skills! 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  9. Nan says:

    Thank you for hosting. Don’t forget to stop by and link up at my blog.
    Have a wonderful Friday.

  10. Mary says:

    Thank you for hosting Friendship Friday. I hope many are inspired by my blog post, Why I joined Avon. Avon truly has been a blessing to me and my family.

  11. Cecelia says:

    Thanks for hosting again!!

  12. Hi there! I have ventured over from Linkin’ With My Ladies. I am co-hosting this month and I just wanted to thank you for participating! Love your blog! XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

  13. Cass Janey says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve done anything new…but I love what I love and doing new things is very rare for me. However, while its not ‘new’…I would love to start inline skating again. Soon, we will be in a new place for a year so I am looking forward to that newness ;D Plus I may get a pair of skates for my birthday! Yay!

    Thanks for hosting this 🙂 I find new blogs to read, always, and its awesome. Hope you have a great day!

    • Wow, inline skating – you go girl!
      Hope you get that pair of skates!

      So glad you are making new friends through Friendship Friday – that’s what this party is all about! 🙂

  14. Angel says:

    Thanks for another great link party. My party is live now too so come over and link up.
    Angel @

  15. aquariann says:

    I’ve wanted to attend a Murder Mystery Dinner Party for a long time, but unfortunately haven’t … yet. ;D

    ♥ aquariann
    Recent Review: Red Sunglasses

  16. Loy says:

    Just Tuesday night I went to a wonderful concert featuring the songs of ‘Girl Groups of the Sixties’-it was fabulous and FREE at my local library. Wow. Thanks for hosting this weekend!

  17. DeDe says:

    I learned how to snow ski last week! Yeah!

  18. Murder mystery dinner sounds fun. Let’s see, I haven’t done anything new lately, we’ve had a vacation at the beach, work and this weekend….taxes!

    Let’s hope next week is full of new and different things! Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting!

  19. Nicky says:

    Following from the TGIF Blog Hop! Hope you have a wonderful evening!

  20. Something new… Start a garden, full of fresh, various veggies and herbs. I am so going to do this in the next week or two. Murder mystery dinner, sounds cool, like the game Clue. Hope you enjoyed it!


  21. My life has always been full of new experiences. I believe in trying things at least once. The most recent thing I have tried creating my own pendant from a raw obsidian rock. it turned out but took forever so I am sure this will be one of those things I will only try once.

    I want to try blowing glass this season

    • Colleen, I love your creative spirit!
      I know what you mean about some ventures being one time events because of the time involved.
      Best of luck on your glass-blowing adventure – that sounds SO very cool!

  22. Lori says:

    Something new, but not terribly exciting that I’m doing is juicing every morning. All of those nutrients must be helping, because I have more energy and stamina. Thanks for hosting! Aloha, Lori

  23. xmasdolly says:

    Cute questions and I’ve answered them on my Post. Thank hosting. Have a wonderful weekend!

  24. Simplee Sue says:

    Visiting from Freedom Fridays. You have a wonderful site. I will be linking up with you.
    Thank you for hosting.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

  25. Cathy says:

    Thanks for hosting! I look forward to ending my week with your link party and making new friends!

    Have a terrific weekend!


  26. Sylvia says:

    Something new at our house…Bethany will now work INDEPENDENTLY at dot painting while I do other stuff!!!

  27. Karren Haller says:

    I am trying something new, a Green house, we just installed, I am so excited to get it growing now, it is hard to grow vegetables in the desert with the heat and so many creatures that like to eat on them including the little quail like to kick up the dirt, so this will help us to grow lettuce, greens, tomatoes and lots of other good stuff for salads. I will be writing and telling about it weekly.

    Thanks for hosting the Friday Friendship and I have posted your banner with my Lets Get Social post. Let’s Get Social
    Have a great weekend,

  28. Hi Ramona – we’re promoting Friendship Friday today on the Ruby blog and community website. Hope you are having a wonderful spring! Looking forward to connecting with you again soon ;o) Love, Nina

  29. The new thing I’m doing is reading “The Bible in 90 Days” by Zondervon. I’m always reading the Bible, but I’ve never read it through this quickly just to get the story feel of it. Because we had several parents ill (we cared for all four at one time, hubby and mine), I recently quit writing my weekly newspaper column and posting them at my blog, however there are many archives on almost every conceivable topic at And my book links are there as well. Thank you for hosting this event focused on new experiences. Blessings.

    • How awesome, Cathy, that you are going through the Bible in 90 days!
      I would have trouble doing that – I always end up getting distracted and delving into the individual verses!

      It sounds like you are going through many life changes right now.
      I pray the peace of God surrounds you during this time!

      Have a wonderful weekend!

  30. Paula J says:

    Happy Friday Ramona!! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend 🙂

  31. Nina says:

    Hi Joy,

    Thank you for hosting the Friendship Friday!
    I’m greatly inspired by your Book Reviews – I have joined Google Readers and will try to find you there. I’m also trying to get affiliated with Amazon and maybe some Christian Publishers, in order to read and write book reviews.
    I like to read, so I might as well review the books I read 🙂 You had a link to a book related Blog-event, but that weekend I was busy and could’t join … but next time I hope I could do some of the challenges.

    • Nina – you have a BEAUTIFUL blog!

      Thanks so much for your kind words! I LOVE to read and started reviewing books on my blog simply because I wanted to read more and writing reviews was a way to hold myself accountable and track my progress towards my goals. I had no idea at the onset that returning to my love of reading would ultimately transform me into a “book reviewer”!

      There is a lot to be said for pursuing one’s passions! 🙂

      If I can help in any way, just drop me a line! Also, I regularly share book/blog/reading events/challenges on my blog, so stay tuned – there are plenty just around the corner!

    • Nina, My publisher offers their latest books free to those who will review. They do it through several venues, but here is the link to their blog where they offer the books. If anyone wants to review one of my books, I can request you be sent a copy. Two are hardback gift books on Christmas and Motherhood, a hardback devo book, and a Bible Study book. Check out my name at Amazon for my books or my Web site

    • Nina, My publisher offers their latest books free to those who will review. They do it through several venues, but here is the link to their blog where they offer the books. If anyone wants to review one of my books, I can request you be sent a copy. Two are hardback gift books on Christmas and Motherhood, a hardback devo book, and a Bible Study book. Check out my name at Amazon for my books or my Web site

  32. Lisa says:

    The Murder Mystery sounds like fun! We did one last year with some friends from church. Two weeks ago, a group of us went to see Tim Hawkins. It was a lot of fun. I don’t know how “new” that is, but we had never seen him in person before, so I guess it counts, lol. 🙂 I also recently signed up the kids for a few opportunities locally for homeschoolers that we haven’t participated in before– one is to a medieval glassblowing demonstration which sounds pretty neat. Gotta try to be creative especially when we all are getting spring fever. 🙂

  33. Jamie says:

    When you reminded me of this link up I decided to check out the topic and it was the perfect fit so I joined in =) Glad we were able to reconnect via UBP!

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