Are Blogging Friends Like Flowers In A Garden


June 18, 2015 by Joanne T Ferguson


Have you ever really thought of your blogging friends like flowers in a garden of life?

                                   Image via KathyHyatt via Etsy

I do hope you notice the new design collage for the featured submissions and hopefully you can visualize they look like flowers as like flowers, fellow bloggers and their submissions come in many varieties.

                             Image via via ViralStuffs

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for their participation and continued support of the “warm and welcoming” Say G’day Party and seems when I asked Are You Looking Forward To Enjoying A Party HEAPS of people were!

Not only were people looking forward to enjoying the Say G’day Party last week, but I love the interaction all participants have with me as the host and in sharing fellow blogger’s submissions, and making new blogger friends along the way!

It is genuinely GREAT to see bloggers supporting fellow bloggers
and I always look forward to what you submit!

Remember, the submissions do not have to be new posts, so just because you might have had a “crazy and or challenging” week, does not mean you are not able to celebrate at each week’s party, as I would not like for anyone to miss out, so please continue the wonderful work of sharing and caring, at this “personalized party” as the Say G’day Party is ALL about YOU!

                    Image via themagicalteacher reblogged from kushandwizdom

Last week, the party had over 100 submissions and I’d really like to keep a personal goal of reaching 100 submissions each week, as it gives me great pleasure in not only “meeting and greeting” you all at the party, but in featuring some of the submissions that caught me eye!

It is always fun catching up with you at the party and finding about more about your week and what passionately excites you!

All people will be contacted personally with my second “I’ve Been Featured” badge which people will have the option to add to their blogs!

For those who have been following my blog, know my love for churros and how could I possibly go past Christine from A Sprinkle of This and That‘s Banana Churros with her delectably delicious description of “has that crunchy cinnamon sugar exterior and is filled with strawberries, bananas and hazelnut spread!”

As if that was not enough, Christine then adds “some chocolate syrup and whip cream!”

Are you in churros heaven with me?

Even though it is freezing here in Adelaide, Lisa from Cooking with CurlsBlueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream‘s photo caught my eye right away!

What a wonderful combination of blueberry and cheesecake and I would never have thought to combine the two in making ice cream!


What I also liked about Lisa’s recipe, is she has not only included a “dairy-free version,” but provides “If you use vegan cookies, you can even make this Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream for your vegan friends.”

What is one to do when their husband comes home with 15 plants?

Anne from Upstate Ramblings provides a very creative Easy Succulent Centerpiece.

Having not been blessed with the “green thumb gene,” this easy DIY project will be perfect for me!

When I was little, I used to love chocolate chip anything….muffins, pancakes, cakes!

My parents stopped asking me what I wanted for breakfast as my “free spirited answer” was always “CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS!!!,” or pancakes or cake!

It was on this odd occasion that my dad used to call my mum by her first name and it was “suggested” she “sort me out!”

I could not go past Michelle from Dishes and Dust Bunnies The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Muffins!

Could you?

When I saw Jas from All That’s JasGreek Milk Pie – Galaktoboureko, I

Okay, I S-Q-U-E-A-L-E-D loudly, as this reminded me of a pie I used to enjoy when I was a little girl growing up in New York around old world Greek families!

Thank you Jas for allowing me to relive those wonderful childhood food memories!

Shinee from Sweet and Savory certainly had a challenging week, but when I saw her step-by-step Homemade Sushi Rolls, I just wanted to reach through the screen and try one, okay two; probably more!

I don’t know about you, but I am certainly craving sushi now!

I am known as mickeydownunder in the food industry, my nickname is mickeydownunder via most social media and so it was not any surprise when I saw Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty’s Blue Mickey Mouse Mug Rugs.

Did you really think they would not catch my eye?

I had previously never heard of a mug rug, so that too had me intrigued!

I would LOVE one of these!


You know how you “just click” with certain flowers in the garden of life, oh, I mean blogger friends?

I LOVE Moroccan food and when I saw Evelyne from Cheap Ethnic Eatz‘s Moroccan Tangine Berber I was “food smittened!”

Please hop over and check out her “wonderfully spiced warming recipe!”

Not only do you get to view Evelyne’s recipe, but Evelyne provides a bit about the Berbers history and how the dish was named!

Did you know it was from the vessel it is cooked it?

Evelyne and I belong to the North African and Middle Eastern Cooking Club, and other food related groups that are fun!

Please tell me I am not the only one who has “lemony” days!

Wanda Ann from Memories by the Mile‘s Perfect Lemon Bars certainly satisfied my “I want something lemon” today!

Why not check out WHO made these bars for Wanda Ann to brighten her day?

I must admit with the 4th of July coming soon, as soon as I saw Kristi from i should be mopping the floor‘s Red Velvet Brownie Star Stacks, how could I resist?

I feel like a brownie right now and always enjoy seeing recipes that include red, white and blue!

I was almost as excited for Linda from Best of Long Island and Florida‘s Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Rolls!

These were the first sweet rolls Linda made and I dare say they won’t be her last!

I love strawberries and have a strong connection to both New York and Florida!

Last, but certainly not least, when I saw Plush Possum Studio‘s Meet Victoria Our Paper Doll, this so reminder me of paper dolls that I had in childhood!

I could literally spend hours and hours, changing clothes and accessories on paper dolls and perhaps somewhere inside, there is a fasionista inside me!

I do hope you enjoyed the featured submissions today!

Which of the above would you like to try or make?

Do you agree blogger friends are like flowers in the garden of life?

If you could be a flower, which one would you be?

All comments, shares and pins MAKE MY DAY!

“Sharing is Caring,” and with a “quick click,” a friend worldwide can be reading Are Blogging Friends Like Flowers In A Garden?

Perhaps in turn, this post will brighten someone’s day! Thank you!

66 thoughts on “Are Blogging Friends Like Flowers In A Garden

  1. What a nice post. I think bloggers can definitely be friends in your little garden lol. I’m not sure if I’ve ever participated in the G’Day Party, but I’ll be adding it to my link up page and try to come and check it out for sure!

  2. desafio6 says:

    Love the quotes and the Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream has been pin for later. Yum!

  3. Angela says:

    I love the Maya Angelou quote!!! Its the absolute truth. And those Banana Churros, WOW!!! They sound amazing!!!

  4. I’m not sure how I missed homemade sushi rolls before, but I”m going to have to check those ones out!

  5. Thanks for picking my mug rugs as one of the flowers! 😉 My mother is obsessed with Mickey Mouse, too, so I make Mickey crafts for her and my daughter.

  6. Blogging has introduced me to a melange of creative people who are always so ready to support and lift others up. Thank you for hosting Say G’day and allowing us to share our creations with you every week!

  7. Nice to see your face today. I think that quote from Maya Angelou is so true. The people I remember most are the ones that made me feel terrific.

    So many wonderful dishes in this post, I don’t know how anyone could resist any of it.

  8. Jenn P. says:

    Love this post Joanne 🙂 And I love the quote from Maya Angelou… it’s one of my favourites.

  9. chanelle says:

    i have also discovered many new friends through blogging. thank you for sharing your favorite recipes this week. i especially liked the make your own sushi one.

  10. HilLesha says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more! It is always nice to connect with others who share the same passion as you: blogging. 🙂

  11. Fariha N. says:

    I love my little garden of fellow bloggers. This is a wonderful analogy. Beautiful flowers representing beautiful people!

  12. Some of my closest friends now in life are bloggers I have meet in persona and some I have never met! It is so much fun when you can click with a blogger! I love your analogy of a flower and a garden it is so true!

  13. I agree blogger friends are like flowers in a garden, I have made some amazing blogger friends throughout my career and I must say I wouldn’t be the same without them.

  14. I have always loved the blogging community. There are a few people that have supported me from the very beginning and encouraged me. It is amazing how many friends I have made along the way.

  15. Bernadyn says:

    Great quotes and thoughts for the day, Joanne. I agree, blogging friends are like flowers in a garden! If I could be a flower, it’d be a calla lily, one of my favorite flowers. Thanks for the party!

  16. Liz Mays says:

    My closest friends are definitely my blog friends. It’s funny how that has transitioned over the years – more online friends than offline!

  17. Maya Angelou quotes always inspire me. I actually never thought about how bloggers could be like flowers.

  18. Jeanine says:

    Yes! I have so many amazing, close relationships online. Way more than in person and I don’t know what I’d do without them. Love the flowers, will check all out!

  19. Gday Joanne, I am so honored to have been featured and all the others look amazing too. Such a wonderful effort this party every week. And ditto on “just clicking” as friends.

  20. Beautiful quotes – I always love Maya Angelou. What an interesting and insightful person she was. I am also excited about all of the 4th of July inspired recipes – there are so many delicious treats to try!

  21. I think you are right – all bloggers should be nice to each other. I love seeing them supporting each other. We are all in this together. I hate seeing drama with bloggers.

  22. These are great quotes. The Maya Angelou quote is my favorite.

  23. Galaktoboureko is definitley worth sqeualing about! Congrats on your 100 submissions – a real milestone.

  24. That is seriously one beautiful quote! I totally agree with it, a person will always remember how you made them felt in their life.

  25. Sue says:

    Lovely analogy love the way you think outside the box.

  26. I love your idea of blogging friends being like flowers in a garden. It is a good comparison…there are some that just take center stage with engaging content and positivity and then there are some that are reliably supportive and interesting. My relationships with fellow bloggers have bloomed in the last 5 years to include a really beautiful array of different people from all over the world. A pretty sweet garden, if you ask me. lol Love the party theme! I’ll be checking out some posts and new to me bloggers!

  27. Thank you so much for the feature, it made my day! I’m so glad to be a flower in your garden and love that we are bloggy friends 🙂 Hugs

  28. Joanne, it’s always a great way to say g’day and learn from other bloggers. Thanks for hosting.

  29. Hi Joanne! Thanks so much fo featuring my chocolate chip muffin recipe! 🙂 I’ve always loved the quote “Friends are the flowers in the garden of life” – it’s so true! 🙂

  30. Winnie says:

    Blogger friends like flowers? Mmmmm
    I’ve never thought of it this way until I read your post. I tend to agree 🙂

  31. growingupmomma says:

    That Maya Angelou quote! It is one of my favorites, I actually have it as the background for my phone 🙂 Thank you, as always, for the positive and uplifting post! I love coming to your blog and checking out everything you’ve got going on.

  32. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    That is a good way to look at the diversity of other bloggers. And it’s totally true. Some of us have strong online personalities like real life and some don’t 😉

  33. Erlene says:

    I think I missed some of those post and will have to visit some of them 🙂

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