Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 258

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

What’s Your One Word For 2017?


Happy New Year, dear friends – are you as excited about the dawn of a New Year as I am?

One of my favorite New Year rituals is the selection of One Word to focus on in the upcoming year – a theme, if you will, to help prioritize what’s important at this moment in our lives. It’s the beacon that helps keep us on track in a sea of ever-competing goals.

During the month of January, I’d like to invite you to join us for the 2017 One Word Blog Hop – a place to share your One Word selections, as well as your dreams, hopes, goals and resolutions for the New Year ! It is an inspiring way to kick off the year and to support your blogging friends throughout the month – we hope to see you there!

Meet Carol – Our Friend Of The Week

Carol Murphy - Comfort Spring Station

Do you enjoy reading personal blogs where you really have a chance to connect with the person behind the blog? Do you like connecting over little slices of life, whether it is sharing a treasure you discovered at your local thrift store, a favorite recipe, or the latest decorating tip?

If so, I’d like to introduce you to Carol Murphy, the beautiful soul behind Comfort Spring!

Carol is a retired Floridian who loves to create beautiful things and share it with those around her! Her love of gardening led her to discover a passion for photography and the environment. Leading a healthy lifestyle is also important to her – she is a big believer in eating lots of fruits and veggies, exercising regularly, and using natural, non-chemical products in her home and garden!

Butterfly - Comfort Spring

Carol also discovered she has a knack for graphic design – she loves creating and sharing printables with her readers!

When she’s not looking for the perfect item to add to her home (she loves vintage, modern and coastal items!) or watching the birds and bees in her garden, chances are she’s blog-hopping as she loves reading blogs on a diet, recipes, home décor – even medical research!

Comments mean the world to bloggers. Won’t you brighten Carol’s day by taking a moment to drop by her blog, sharing your love and condolences, and congratulating Carol 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:
What is your biggest blogging goal for the New Year?

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

We’d Love To Feature You!

Introduce Yourself Badge

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 – Twitter

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 Twitter!


To join the fun:

  • Please follow Create With Joy on Twitter!
  • Add the Twitter 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 TWITTER Links to this Social Media Boost list!
Add your Blog Posts to the Friendship Friday Link-Up (BELOW!)

Social Media Boost – Twitter

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 258”

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  1. Carol says:

    Thank you for the sweet feature Joy! You are the best – wishing you a wonderful 2017

  2. Marybeth says:

    Hey there! I’m Marybeth from Undercover DIYer where I blog about lifestyle for Real Life. I’m a real life suburban mom and wife, working part time and trying to provide a beautiful life for my two ridiculously awesome children to grow up in. I started this blog as an antidote to those overwhelming feelings of regret and inferiority that can sneak up on you while scanning your social media feeds. This is a lifestyle blog for Real Life. I’ll be making over our home, the food we eat and I’m going to work on me a little bit, too, so you can expect to see DIY decor, easy and delicious recipes that are family tested and maybe a little bit of shopping, reading and TV watching.

  3. Friday Feature Linky
    Twitter: Myllls

    Thank you for hosting each week, always love to see Megallen!! Kitties make me smile!
    Have a great week!

  4. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Thanks for hosting. The one word blog hop sounds fun, I still have to formally wrap up 2016 and wrote down 2016 goals on my blog but I’ll be sure to link up when I do!

    I am kicking off our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge with a Wintry themed read this month. I hope you will join us!

  5. Belle Anne says:

    Nice blog, Ailyn! And I love how craftsy it is here! 🙂 And what a lovely feature you have!

    • Belle Anne says:

      Oh, yeah…hahaha. Almost forgot. 🙂 I am Belle, and I am a hardcore music-lover from a small town. My only profession as of now is a private babysitter, but I hope one day for it to be a musical actress. I am in a church choir and an unofficial amateur singing group. I am the oldest of eight in a large Christian family. I often use my blog as a way to rant about things I don’t get the chance to usually, or to help spread the writing tips I know, and to get tips for my own writing. So far, it’s definitely been an adventure. 😉 Thanks for the post, Ailyn!

      • Create With Joy
        Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

        Welcome Belle-Anne – so nice to meet you! Welcome to our community!
        If you are a hardcore music lover, be sure to join us for Inspire Me Monday as well where we share music as part of “Music Moves Me” each week!

  6. Audrey says:

    I think this is my first time at your party. Thanks for hosting. I found some great new twitter accounts to follow.


  7. Lisa Ehrman says:

    This is my favorite linky! Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays!

  8. Ruth says:

    My name is Ruth. I blog at
    In my posts I usually talk about God and being in close relationship with Him. My blog title comes from Psalm 1 where it says that one who delights in God’s law will be like a tree planted by rivers of water that gives fruit in its season and does not wither.
    I also love gardening and nature, beaches, clouds, waterfalls, and hiking, so those things also show up in my posts.
    I love the pics of your cats. Are they Siberian? I have a daughter who is allergic to cats, so I don’t have one, but my other daughter and I heard that Siberian cats and a few other breeds are less allergenic.

  9. I visited Carol and her blog is very lovely. Thank you for sharing with us and for joining the Pet Parade.

  10. meowmeowmans says:

    Thank you so much for hosting, Ramona. We hope you have a wonderful new year, dear friend!

  11. This party sounds fun! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FridayFrivolity this week!


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