Friendship Friday Celebrates Its 500th Week

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!

(To grab the Friendship Friday button, simply right-click on the button – save it to your computer – then upload it on your post and link it back to our site.)

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!

This Week We’re Celebrating Our 500th Party!


It’s hard to believe that we’ve been hosting Friendship Friday for the past 9 ½ years, but time truly flies when you’re having fun!

How long have you been a part of this community? What are some of your favorite memories? Who are some of the bloggers that you’ve connected with through this party?

We’d love it if you took a moment to share your thoughts this week in the comments!

Meet A Few Of Our Favorite Friends

Gourd Geese

Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful bloggers through Create With Joy. This week, we’d like to introduce you to a few of our faithful contributors and share a few of our favorite posts of the week!

Cow Pumpkin

First, if you’re a fan of arts and crafts projects and delight in DIY, then you’re going to delight in meeting Linda and exploring Crafts a la Mode! You’ll find a variety of adorable projects to bring you joy this Fall, including Cow Pumpkins, Pig Pumpkins, and my favorite – Gourd Geese!

Journaling Prompts

Next, Maria at the Krafty Planner notes that Fall is the perfect time to start journaling. To help jump-start your habit, she has created an inspiring set of Fall Reflections Journaling Prompts to get your creative juices flowing! The printable is free to download – stop by and for your copy!

The Dahlia Garden

Finally, did you know that Dahlias are the official flower of San Francisco? I didn’t, until I visited The Dahlia Garden at Golden Gate Park through the lens of blogger, traveler and photographer Patrick. Be sure to drop by to see more of his photos and follow his Adventures In Weseland!

Pig Pumpkins

Making new friends and deepening existing relationships is a joy. Be sure to visit our featured bloggers this week, explore their blogs, leave them some comment love, and congratulate her for being our Friends Of The Week at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy!

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68 Responses to “Friendship Friday Celebrates Its 500th Week”

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  1. Brian Frum says:

    You always have the most fabulous friends!!! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Mary says:

    wow 500!!! amazing, thank you so much for giving us a place to share our posts, I really appreciate it and always find something interesting and new in the link up. well done, keep it going

  3. Congratulations, Ramona! What an incredibly wonderful achievement. I always enjoy my time here at Create With Joy! How wonderful that you’re highlighting my friend, Linda. Doesn’t she come up with the cutest creations?!
    Hugs and appreciation,

  4. Lee says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! This is an amazing milestone an thank you for maintaining it.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Lee and I’m so glad you were able to resolve your tech issues and join us for this week’s special party!
      As a fibro gal I really appreciate all that you do on your blog! 🙂

  5. LINDA says:

    Happy Anniversary, Friendship Friday Party!!! Thank you, Ramona!! I’m SO SO SO excited to be featured on your party anniversary! And what an anniversary it is!! So many blessings to you… ah the memories over these past years… I’ve been blogging a very long time also… since 2008. Is that possible?
    Anyway, I’ve had many happy times at your parties through all these years. Lots of fun and inspiration, too.
    Thank you again for the feature and for the many wonderful parties through the years.
    Blessings, Linda @Crafts a la Mode

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Linda for being such a wonderful friend and contributor all of these years and
      CONGRATS for being one of our Featured Friends this week! Loved sharing your fab creations
      with our community this weekend! 🙂

  6. Lisa says:

    Happy 500th !
    You have shared so much inspiration, joy, friendship, love and creativity !
    Xo Lisa S

  7. Congrats on your 500th Anniversary of this so lovely party!
    I’m linking my posts for the first time with much gladness since I’ve loved everything I’ve found here, you’ve wonderful friends sharing such creative articles, filled with love and joy, thank you.
    Xx Daniela

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Welcome Daniela – we’re SO glad you found us and are making your debut during this special week!
      As you can tell from the comments and the posts, we have a great community here.
      Hope you’ll become a regular contributor as well! 🙂

  8. Wow, 9 1/2 years!

  9. Happy 500th! Thanks so much for hosting such an amazing party and featuring my Fall Reflections Journaling Prompts during this very special week! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe, happy and healthy <3

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Maria and CONGRATS on your well deserved feature!
      Your Fall Reflections Journaling Prompts are perfect for the season –
      I couldn’t resist downloading mine during the midst of my post-writing! 🙂

  10. Congrats on the milestone!! I always enjoy the creativity of this party ?.

  11. Sara says:

    wow, almost 10 years is mind blowing; happy 500th!

  12. Amy Johnson says:

    So many cute features this week. Thanks for the party.

  13. Pam says:

    Happy 500, Ramona!!! I can’t even remember how long I’ve been coming by, but I’ve been blogging for 10 years, and it seems that I discovered your wonderful blog very early on! You stood out as one of the best, back then, and you still do! Thanks for all of the years of parties, kindness, fun, and friendship! xo Pam

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you Pam for your kind words – I can’t remember how long it’s been either but I’m so glad you’ve been blogging all of these years and so blessed that our paths crossed somewhere along the way and our friendship has blossomed! 🙂

  14. Number 500! Congratulations! What an accomplishment in this everchanging world of ours!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks so much Donna – you’re also on my list of long-time friends whose posts I always look forward to who have been contributing for so long, I can’t remember when we first met. Thanks for being such a vital part of our community – you truly bless us with your presence! 🙂 xoxo

  15. Congrats on 500 parties, that is tenacity! I appreciate this opportunity to share at such an attractive and informtive blog, it’s truly a work of love. Thanks so much.

  16. Congrats on this milestone!

  17. Thanks so much for hosting the party! I love that cow pillow!

  18. Ellen+Pilch says:

    Congratulations on 500 hops!!! Thank you for hosting.

  19. April Harris says:

    Congratulations on 500 weeks of Friendship Friday! Thank you for hosting the part, Ramona. I’m at 85, 86 and 87 this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  20. Congrats on your 100th link party…amazing! Ive met so many amazing women thru blog hops!

    I love that kitten pic up top too..our family are HUGE cat lovers!


  21. Sinziana says:

    Thank you for hosting again! Such a great party with many inspirational posts.

  22. Joanne says:

    Happy 500! That is an amazing milestone.

  23. maggie says:

    Congratulations! Always such a good collection of creative ideas.

  24. meowmeowmans says:

    WOW. 500 parties is an amazing achievement, Ramona. Congratulations on 9 1/2 years of building a kind and wonderful community. So awesome!

    We are so grateful for you, and for this place to discover and meet so many terrific folks. Now, we’re off to check out Linda, Maria and Patrick’s blogs! 🙂

    Hugs to you, my friend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Kevin, one of my greatest joys from this venture is meeting wonderful people like you and Tracey who have been such a blessing in and out of season.

      Thanks for always being there and for sharing in my joy!

  25. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations on Number 500! This is an amazing milestone and a commitment to such a great blogging community. Best wishes for your continued success!
    Miz Helen

  26. Niki says:

    Thanks for hosting on Traffic Jam Weekend at!

  27. Lydia C. Lee says:

    Congratulations!! That is a massive, massive effort and achievement! Well done! And thank you for hosting each of those weeks!

  28. Oh wow, thanks for the shout out. That is so cool. It has been really cool to be able to post here and what you have done for bloggers. Thanks so much.

  29. Kooberi says:

    The content is informative thanks.


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