Friendship Friday Blog Hop 542

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!

Events You Don’t Want To Miss

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Happy September dear friends! Last month I shared with you that my husband and I launched Light And Manna. Like any start-up, one of the immediate challenges we faced was how to get the word out so that people could actually find us and join our community.

After researching a lot of options, the one that truly spoke to my heart was collaborations. To that end, we’ve been teaming up with bloggers, content creators and entrepreneurs around the world to create events called “bundles” that allow you to get to know us and experience first-hand what we do! I love bundles because – as a consumer – it is a great way to get a variety of products you would normally buy for free! Most bundles are free (although some are offered for a fraction of the true cost, such as the ones that Ultimate Bundles puts out!) Either way, you cannot beat the incredible values you’ll find in these bundles!

Because I do not want you to miss out on the opportunity to get free resources that can improve the quality of your life and make running your websites and business better, I am going to share the events we’re participating in so you have the opportunity to join the ones you like. Be sure to check this space frequently because as new events open, I will update the list!

Something For Everyone Bundle

The Something For Everyone Bundle – hosted by my Aussie friend Meg at the Collaboration Station – provides you with the opportunity to receive more than 30 incredibly valuable tools that will help you up-level your life and business for free! All of the products are provided by members of the Collaboration Station. Don’t miss out – you only have until September 8 to register for the event, but once you do, you can collect the gifts you want through September 15th!

The Inspired Living Bundle

The Inspired Living Bundle – hosted by one of my biz besties, Nicole – provides you with the opportunity to get more than 50 premium products spanning topics like health and wellness, hobbies, travel, self-development and holiday planning for free! This event runs through September 15th so don’t miss out!

Adulting Bundle

The Adulting Bundle – curated by Freya Jane – is designed to help you gain important life skills you may be missing out on. This bundle features over 20+ e-books, courses, and tools from some of the top experts in their respective fields who want to help you get your life, home, finances and career together.

If you join any of these events, please let me know which ones you participated in and which products caught your eye – and be sure to look for Light And Manna and snag the product we’re currently offering!

If you stop by after an event has closed don’t fret – I have many more exciting events to share in the days and weeks to come (so stop by and check out the Events List regularly!)

What Are Your Favorite Friends Up To This Week?

Thanks once more for an amazing party – as always, Friendship Friday 541 featured many more fabulous projects than I could possibly show here – but I encourage you to stop by and check out all of the wonderful contributions when you have a moment!

In the meantime, here are some of the fabulous features I think you’ll enjoy!


If you love cats, I highly encourage you to visit my friend Kevin, the blogger behind Animal Shelter Volunteer Life! Kevin is an unsung hero who has been helping beautiful cats like Tangerine who find themselves at PAWS – a privately funded, non-profit, no-kill shelters – find homes for over 25 years! If you are looking for a new feline friend to adopt, remember that your local shelter is full of deserving cats like these. Thank you Kevin for your love and unwavering commitment to this cause!

Large Than Life Blooms

Karen – a Philadelphia-based wedding and events planner – is always sharing the latest trends with us. One trend that specifically caught my eye was the increasing use of paper flowers in the form of larger than life blossoms for weddings and other special occasions. If you’d like to discover some creative ways to incorporate this trend, be sure to pay Karen a visit!

San Diego Zoo Statues

If you ever visit California and are looking for the coolest places to visit, you’ll want to get acquainted with my friend Patrick at Adventures In Weseland! Recently Patrick visited the San Diego Zoo and discovered all sorts of incredible animal statues that he had never noticed before! I’ve only been there once and I never noticed these statues either – so I truly enjoyed the photos that Patrick shared! On your next trip to the San Diego Zoo, why not create a Scavenger Hunt for your family to see who can spot the most statues of the San Diego Zoo?

Mosaic Chair

I’ve always admired the intricacy that goes into creating mosaics, so I truly appreciate the beautiful Upcycled Butterfly Mosaic Chair that Jeanne – the artist and photographer behind Selep Imaging – created! Be sure to stop by to see her beautiful garden and some of her additional creations!

Natural Living Centerpiece

Looking for a way to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside? Lyndsey at Perfectly Imperfect found the perfect solution! Check out her Beautiful And Natural Living Table Centerpiece and adapt her ideas to create a calmer, more peaceful environment in your home!

Making new friends and deepening existing relationships is always a joy! Be sure to visit Kevin, Karen, Patrick, Jeanne and Lyndsey this month,, explore their fabulous blogs, leave them some comment love, and congratulate them for being our Friend Of The Week at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy!

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Friendship Friday is open for your viewing and linking pleasure all week. Be sure to say hello and introduce us to yourselves and your blog in the comments!

P.S. Friendship Friday is a weekly blog hop, but my family is currently in a season of transition. Until life settles down, I am leaving the party open for an extended period of time to ensure that you have a weekly place to share in the event that I am unable to host a new party in any given week. Please continue to join the fun each week and add your links to the latest party for the chance to be seen, visited and featured! Thanks for your grace and understanding!

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4 Responses to “Friendship Friday Blog Hop 542”

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  1. Brian Frum says:

    Such wonderful photos all and we love that sweet little Tangerine! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Lydia C. Lee says:

    That sea lion pic is gorgeous.I didn’t realise it was a statue and was confused about how it was popping up thru concrete

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hope you had a chance to pop by Patrick’s to see all of his photos –
      they were all amazing and it was hard to pick just one to share!
      Have a wonderful weekend Lydia – always appreciate your comments! 🙂

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