Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 198

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

Friend Of The Week – Gina


This week, I’d like to introduce you to Gina – a single mom of five who’s blog,
One Mom’s Guide, focuses on helping overwhelmed single moms identify what’s important so that they can focus on what matters most in life.

Gina is an amazing role model whose story many women need to hear.

Gina has been a mom for 17 years and a single parent for 10 years. When she learned that her husband was a child abuser, she took the necessary but difficult steps and often terrifying steps to protect her children from abuse.

She endured “embarrassing court hearings, Child Protective Services, weeks at a shelter for women, and tremendous family discord” along the way, but now, her family sleeps peacefully at night, knowing that he is serving a 40-year prison sentence.

Ginas Children

Life isn’t always easy when you’re raising five children on your own – but a visit to Gina’s blog will show that she’s a fabulous mom and that under Gina’s watchful eye, her family is flourishing!

This week, Gina shared with us her thoughts on How To Make Every Moment Count. It’s part of her larger series, Making Room For What Matters Most – great reading material as we prepare for a new year!

Be sure to take a moment to visit Gina this week at One Mom’s Guide and congratulate her on being our Friend Of The Week at Create With Joy!

Now It’s Your Turn To Share!

Did you enjoy meeting Gina and visiting her blog? Would you like the opportunity to be highlighted in an upcoming Friend Of The Week or In The Spotlight feature?

We’d love to get to know you better! Be sure to leave a meaningful comment – 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!

Giveaway Corner – Don’t Miss An Opportunity To Win!

ESV Journaling BIble 2

Don’t miss our ESV Bible Journaling Giveaway – ends November 13, 2015!

Be sure to check out the fabulous opportunities on our Sidebar for your chance to win!

Inspirational Video Of The Week – Bible Journaling Ideas

Social Media Boost Of The Week – Instagram

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 Instagram!

Join CreateWithJoy on Instagram!

To join the fun:

  • Please follow Create With Joy on Instagram!
  • Add the Instagram account link you’d like us to follow.
  • To help ensure that everyone who participates in the event benefits, be sure to follow new accounts – and “heart” something from the accounts you are already following!

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

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

Social Media Boost – Instagram

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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39 Responses to “Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 198”

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  1. Gina says:

    Thank you! You made my week! 😀 I love checking out other blogs linked in your parties. There’s so much inspiration and creativity here. I hope you have an amazing week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Congratulations Gina on being our Friend of the Week – I’m so happy I made your week!
      I really enjoyed getting to know you better as I perused your blog in-depth this week – you remind me so much of my Mom!
      Have an amazing week and I hope you make a lot of new friends and connections from this week’s party! 🙂

  2. Gina says:

    I fell in love with Friendship Blog Party link #13 Hood Photo OR-USA! Your photos are absolutely amazing!

  3. Congratulations Gina on being the Friend of the Week, and Thank you Joy for hosting! Hope you both have a great weekend!

  4. Ashleigh says:

    Have a fab weekend & thank you for hosting!!

  5. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Nice introduction to Gina, I love that you are sharing new friends for us to meet each week!
    Thanks for hosting, hope you have a great week!

  6. Thanks for the party, hope you have a lovely weekend!

  7. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have an awesome weekend 🙂

  8. Thank you for introducing Gina to us today. Such an inspirational story! I will head over to her blog now.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Always a pleasure to see you at our party Eva – so glad you enjoyed Gina’s story!
      Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for joining in the conversation! 🙂

  9. Mary Denman says:

    I’ve already dropped by Gina’s blog and I love it! Wow, what wisdom. 🙂 Thanks for highlighting her!

    Have a great weekend Ramona!

  10. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    Thanks for always hosting such a great hop and for featuring such a wonderful mom! I visited her blog for the first time and left a comment. I’m also doing a plug for your Alli Flair Review and Giveaway post on my weekend blog hop. Wishing you a blessed weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Christina,

      I’m so glad you and Gina had a chance to connect – isn’t she awesome?
      Thanks also for your wonderful post!
      Hope you have an amazing weekend – been meaning to ask you, how does your weather in South Africa compare to ours this time of year?

  11. Mar C says:

    Thank you for hosting such great link up parties each week. And thank you for sharing such amazing friends of the week each week. The women you feature are so inspirational. You are a blessing. I always love stopping by.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much Mar for your encouraging comment – it’s always a pleasure to take the time to explore someone’s blog in-depth, to get to know them better, and to feature them each week!

      Building community is SO important to me – thank you for being a part of Friendship Friday! 🙂

  12. Romana, looking forward to a whole of of Friendship Friday. Thanks for hosting the fun, my friend. 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      So glad you could join us again this week Cathy! It’s so important to stay connected even when times are challenging!
      You and your husband remain in my prayers.
      I hope you have an amazing weekend (your Skywatch photography is gorgeous!)

  13. Hello fabulous! I can’t wait each week to party with you. Thank you! Please take a moment to stop by our party that goes until Friday at 7 pm. We love pinning and tweeting each masterpieces that come to our party. Lou Lou Girls

  14. Thistle says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!!

  15. sending all love for a peaceful and safe week ahead wherever you are in the world.


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