Friendship Friday Blog Hop 461

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday!

Welcome to Friendship Friday at Create With Joy – a week long blog party where we invite you to:

  • Share what’s unique about your blog and spotlight your favorite features!
  • Link your favorite posts, projects, giveaways and blog parties.
  • Chat with us in the comments – we’d love to get to know you!

You may share as many features as you like! Please include the Friendship Friday button on your blog and a link back to our site so that your readers can find us and join the fun!

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Friendship Friday is the place to make new friends, to grow rich relationships, to explore new blogs, and to expand your social networks! Who will you meet this week? Whoever it is, have fun connecting with one another – building friendships is what this community is all about!

Christmas Is Coming – Are You Ready?

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost upon us but as I count down the days, my calendar tells me we are a week away from the big day! Are you ready?

One fellow who’s been enjoying the season is Magellan, the Mighty Ornament Hunter. Every day he gleefully, with full impunity, hunts our delicate glass ornaments off of the tree. He’s single-pawedly turned our home into Ornament Armageddon! Our Living Room is a land mine filled with delicate glass ornaments that we must carefully avoid or risk shattering into a thousand explosive shards. He’s even taken to dragging the ornaments upstairs and presenting them to me as treasured gifts to brighten my day!

Amy's Kitchen

Virtually visiting the homes of the Create With Joy community and seeing how members are keeping the Christmas spirit alive during this unprecedented year has brought me great joy. Don’t you love how Amy from A Day Of Small Things is creating Christmas Cozy In The Kitchen? Stop by her blog and see if you can spot the Elf on her Shelf!

Polar Bear Tree

Ann at Dabbling & Decorated delighted us with her unique vision of a Polar Bear and Owl Themed Christmas Tree! Of course, polar bears and owls aren’t the only unique wintery wonderland decorating items you’ll find on Ann’s tree. Be sure to stop by to see what other delights Ann filled her tree with!

Penny's Christmas Kitchen

Fans of Penny’s Vintage Home should not be surprised to find a pretty Christmas tree in Penny’s vintage kitchen – they should be biting at the chomp to see what other Christmas delights she filled her kitchen with! Never one to disappoint, Penny cordially invites us to stop by and take the full-fledged Christmas Kitchen Tour!

This is just a sampling of the Christmas wonders I found at last week’s Friendship Friday party – and, of course, there are plenty of non-holiday discoveries for you to explore as well!


Of course, in keeping with the spirit of 2020, there is heartbreak as well. Gracie – the beloved feline companion of Kevin and Tracey and sister of precious Zoe – recently received her Angel Wings at age 20 and joined other members of her feline family over the Rainbow Bridge. Our hearts go out to our dear friends and we encourage you to visit them at Animal Shelter Volunteer and let them know that you are standing with them during this time of sadness and grief.

In a year of physical distancing, social connections through online friendships are more important than ever. Please take a moment to visit one another – leave meaningful comments on each other’s blogs – make new connections – and congratulate our featured bloggers for being our Friends of the Week at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy!

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18 Responses to “Friendship Friday Blog Hop 461”

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  1. Brian Frum says:

    Oh Magellan, I just know you’re having so much fun and you are filled with the spirit of Christmas! All of those decorations are so pretty. We were very sad about sweet Gracie too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Dixie says:

    Magellan definitely knows how to navigate a Christmas tree.
    What a gorgeous kitty.
    Wonderful Christmas decorations from the blogs.
    Thank you for hosting. Merry Christmas, Romona.

  3. Amy Byman says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my kitchen! I love your blog so much, it really was the best news for me today!

  4. Ellen Pilch says:

    I was sad to read about ZOe. Magellan is a sweetie to bring you ornaments. Thank you for hosting. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  5. Ann says:

    Thank you so much for the beautiful feature this week💙💙

  6. Thanks for hosting and gorgeous pics today!

  7. Amy Johnson says:

    You’re the second person I know who has a cat that takes ornaments off the tree. My other friend had ornaments that looked like cat toys so I thought that was the reason, but apparently not if yours’ is removing bulbs. My cat thankfully has left all my decorations alone for the first year, thank goodness!

  8. Sandee says:

    Beautiful Christmas decorations and we’re as ready as we can be.

    Have a fabulous Friendship Friday. ♥

  9. A few gifts haven’t come in, but nothing crucial. I think I’m ready.

  10. I’m thrilled that you picked my Christmas kitchen to be one of the features this week….thank you! Merry Christmas!

  11. Thanks for hosting the party! Found some great ideas here. Have a great week.

  12. Marielle says:

    Good luck with the Might Ornament Hunter! 🙂 Thanks for hosting each week. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  13. Maggie says:

    Magellan has his own style of Christmas decorating.
    Sending love and sympathy to our friends Kevin and Tracey.

  14. NormanWilkes says:

    Happy weekend, cuties!

  15. meowmeowmans says:

    Magellan, it sounds like you’re enjoying your Christmas tree, and all of those shiny toys. We only put unbreakable ones on the lower branches, and have been blessed to have cats that (mostly) won’t whack them.

    Thank you so much for including the sad news about Gracie’s passing in your post, Ramona. We’re doing okay, and know we made the right decision, but boy, does it ever hurt not having her here with us. We are so grateful for your kindness, love and encouragement during this difficult time. XO – Kevin, Tracey and Ava


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