Friendship Friday Blog Hop 522

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!

What Are Your Favorite Friends Up To This Week?

Hello friends – hello April! Can you believe that we have just completed the first quarter of 2022? What wins are you celebrating this season? What new plans are you looking forward to in the season ahead?


This week I’d like to share some of the things that are happening in our community. I’d like to start out by sending our love and condolences to Deborah Barnes and Dan over the epic loss of precious Zee, their larger than life Maine Coon who was not only beloved by fans around the world, but who stole my heart well over a decade ago when I first began blogging. She wrote an incredible tribute to him on her blog – I encourage each of you to stop by and to ease Deb’s heartache by leaving her a little love. And – if you are new to Zee And Zoey’s Cat Chronicles, I encourage you to explore it – there is SO much to fall in love with over at Deb’s!


Next, I’d like to give a shout-out to Joanne at Slices Of Life, who recently updated us on the progress she’s been making as she pursues her Word Of The Year , “Fresh”. Do you now she’s been out in the woods hiking to the tune of 10,000 or more steps most days? Recently she knocked it out of the park with just under 17,000! She attributes the beautiful weather and scenic trails to her success but still, that’s just amazing Joanne!

Spring Decor

Finally, Amy at A Day Of Small Things created a beautiful post of home décor photos interspersed among the beautiful lines of Emily Dickenson’s poem, A Light Exists In Spring. If you’re feeling poetic, artistic, in need of tranquility and calm, or just enjoy looking at lovely homes filled with loves, drop by Amy’s place!

Deb And Zee

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

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  1. Amila says:

    Thanks for hosting this linkup each week. I will visit Deb’s blog too. Zee is cute and I can imagine the pain of Deb and the family.
    Have a nice day!

  2. Joanne says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my WOTY post…. though ever since I published that post I’ve had to take it easy as I pulled a muscle in my foot! Oh well, I’ll get back at it as soon as I can.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Oh no – I hope you heal soon! In the meantime, perhaps you’ll find some new, “fresh” creative pursuits to pursue while your foot is healing? xoxo

  3. So sorry to hear about Zee. We are still trying to adjust to the sad loss of our Tucker. A good pet is a true blessing, even in memory.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Oh no Michele – I had no idea – I am SO sorry to hear about your loss of Tucker!
      He was such a beautiful and beloved St. Bernard!
      Your family is in my prayers.
      I still feel Tsunami’s loss – as much as I want one,
      I still have not been able to wrap my head around the prospect of a new kitten as of yet.
      Healing is hard.

  4. Due to present circumstances in my life, I’m no longer able to write or visit blogs with the frequency I used to. That said, it does my heart good to see Create With Joy is still flourishing and enriching readers with wonderful stories, pictures, inspirational pieces, and more and I want to thank you for featuring my precious Zee as part of your Friendship Friday, as he truly was a friend to all who knew and loved him. I know he held a special spot in your heart and words cannot express how much it means to me to have you pay tribute to him here. Thank you and blessings to you and yours.

    Love from Deb, angel Zee and the rest of the Zee/Zoey gang.

  5. Brian Frum says:

    We are very sad to hear about dear Zee, he will be missed and he was so very loved. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Amy Johnson says:

    Oh, that coon cat is so beautiful. So sorry to hear the sad news. Thanks for the party.

  7. Thanks for hosting, and here’s wishing you an epic weekend!

  8. Thanks for hosting a great party!! i shared from both my blogs this time – hope your weekend is amazing!

  9. April says:

    Hi! I’m new here. Well, I mean I was here years ago I think with my mom blog. The kids don’t want me to write about them, so I finally settled on new topics and opened a new blog. I love that this is still going so strong. Thank you for hosting this!

  10. Sandee says:

    We were sorry to hear about Zee going to the bridge too. So sad.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  11. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for the feature. I love the flowers in spring and look forward to a house of florals after a long winter. I so appreciate the mention on your fabulous party day!

  12. What a beautiful cat and such a loss for Deb and her family. We had been without a cat for several years and recently got a one-year-old named Henry. We forgot just how much we missed having one! We have only had him for a couple of weeks and he has won our hearts. Have a blessed weekend and thanks for hosting! 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Donna, I am SO glad to hear you finally got a new cat – would love to meet Henry!
      If you ever post about him please make sure to let me know so I don’t miss it!

  13. meowmeowmans says:

    Hi Ramona! Thank you for sharing about Zee’s passing. Deb and her kitties are good friends to so many bloggers. We will miss Zee, and are purring and praying for Deb and Dan at this very sad time.

    We hope you are doing well. Hugs!

  14. Wow! That hiking is inspiring!

  15. We visited Deb Barnes blog and sent her a memento to honor her precious Zee…its up on our post today…

  16. Marjorie at Dash Kitten says:

    Losing Zee was a truly sad event he was a MagnifiCAT and a handsome boy. The world is a little sadder because he has left.


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