Friendship Friday Blog Hop 530

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday!

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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!

Friend Of The Week – Getting My Act Together


When was the last time that you received a call out of the blue that totally turned your world upside down? A few days ago, we received word that our landlord was selling the place we’ve called home for the past decade and that we had 6o days to move. This puts us in a terrible bind. We literally don’t know where we will be living by summer’s end (so please, keep us in prayer, and if you have any locales you’d recommend, please drop me a line or leave a comment!)

Perhaps this is why, as I was going through this party’s link-ups, I so strongly connected with April at Getting My Act Together! April is an Alabama gal and a military mom of four who’s lived all around the country for the past 20 years. And – if you’re getting ready for your next big move (like the two of us are) or your current place is in need of a decluttering overhaul – April’s the gal to turn to for tips!

Decluttered Dining Room

One of the first things that April recommends (whether you’re selling or relocating) is doing a major declutter of your home, so that it shows well and you have less stuff to lug to the next place! April’s newly decluttered home looks so lovely – be sure to stop by and check out the pics!

home With a View

April also provides a 2 Months Out Moving Checklist For The Perfect Move and the 16 Steps of the Moving Process which sounds totally overwhelming but is actually very helpful! (Steps 1 and 15 are brilliant. I’m working my way through Steps 2, 3 and 4. I’m determined to avoid Step 5 as much as possible – which leads me back to Step 2!)

God Will Carry You Through The Storm

Now, I have to tell you, there’s a lot more to April and her blog than moving and decluttering. You’ll also find parenting advice and a variety of self-help topics encompassing positive thinking, goals, productivity and time management. And – if you’re in need of encouragement – there’s some faith-based inspiration for you as well. Whether you’re moving or just feeling under attack, be sure to check out God Is With You In The Midst Of The Storm.

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

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42 Responses to “Friendship Friday Blog Hop 530”

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  1. Sandee says:

    Happiness has many addresses. Beautiful.

    Love that sun room.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday and weekend. ♥

  2. Pat says:

    I am so sorry you will have to move on such short notice–I know that must be so stressful! I hope you find a wonderful place to live very soon–I will keep you in my prayers! ((hugs))

  3. April says:

    Oh I’m so excited to be the friend of the week!! Thank you so much!! And good luck with your move too. I am totally relating to how overwhelming it can be. I always enjoy joining this blog hop too. Thank you so much for hosting it!!

  4. Brian Frum says:

    WOW, April’s place sure looks wonderful! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  5. Nettie Moore says:

    Hi, I’m Nettie from! I found your party at Miz Helen’s party! Just sharing my Lemon Cream Cheese Bundt Cake with you all! Thank you!

  6. Im so sorry to hear that your world has been just turned upside down. I can not even imagine having to pack up and go that quickly. I hope you find a place by the end of summer. Hopefully there is a silver lining in all this. be strong.

  7. Ellen Pilch says:

    Praying you find a place to live soon. Thanks for hosting.

  8. I had the feeling a move was the upheaval! Good luck finding a new place and getting everything and everyone there safely!

  9. Amy Johnson says:

    Wow! That would be a shocking surprise. I’ll be praying you find a new place soon. Thanks for the party.

  10. Thankful as usual for your faithfulness here!

  11. Oh my goodness, I am hearing these rental nightmares from so many people. Sending you lots of positive energy and hoping you find your perfect place quickly!


  12. I’m so sorry that you have to move, especially so suddenly and not by your own choosing! I will be praying that God has unexpected blessings in it all. I’m very much of a homebody and don’t like major upheavals. Most of the time, I wouldn’t choose to make major changes unless forced to. Later I often realize how I was settling for less than God’s best and He had to push me toward some blessing.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Donna – I am doing my best to be open to what God has for me and where He may be leading me during this season of transition but honestly, it’s challenging. I truly appreciate your prayers.

  13. I’m sorry. It is sadly one of the downsides to renting. Landlords have life changes and they can really make your life challenging. I rented from a company that went into bankrupcy and had to get a lawyer as several people were claiming owernship of the building and wanted us to pay multiple rents. Thankfully, we had a good lawyer who helped them to understand escrow and while it cost us a little extra it was worth not paying out duplicate rents we didn’t have at that time.

    Lots of prayers that this turns out to be a positive experience and that you end up with an amazing opportunity for an even better place to live. I realize it can be hard to see in this economy but God has great plans, keep your faith.

    As for the decluttering I’m thinking I need a plan to start a weekly toss out plan. We own here but we have so much stuff that has come here as others have moved, etc. and it is time for us to decide that stuff has a purpose or it has a need to be donated or dumped.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much for your response. Your prayers and support mean so much to me during this challenging time!
      I’ll keep you all posted as there is significant news to share.

  14. Pam says:

    Oh, Ramona, I’ll keep you in my prayers! If I had to move again, I’m not sure where I would pick. I’ve often thought that I’d like to be closer to an ocean! Here in Missouri, we are landlocked, but the southwestern part of the state is very pretty. I hate the winters here, so I’d probably not choose Missouri! 🙂

  15. meowmeowmans says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your housing situation, Ramona! Are you looking to stay in your current area? Prayers, purrs, and all good thoughts coming your way, dear friends.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Kevin – prayers are greatly needed and appreciated!
      Our desire is to stay local but that will truly require a miracle from God (which we are praying for).
      Otherwise we could literally end up anywhere – not sure what the future holds at this moment.

  16. betty - NZ says:

    Awesome place. Yes, He will certainly always be there with us 🙂

  17. Happy Sunday and thanks as always for hosting!

  18. Lydia C. Lee says:

    Oh no on the forced move! How sad. Hopefully you find something better in an even better location!

  19. Sixty days to uproot your life! Yikes! Definitely praying!


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