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happy friday + friends who create together…



Happy Friday, friends! The other day, I came across this photo last night of my friend Kelley and me from two years ago, taken while we were working together on a shoot, and I found myself smiling. Smiling because I miss her and love that she wanted to fill a swimming pool with a million blow-up flamingos, but also smiling because it makes me really feel so lucky to have such talented friends. I fully believe in surrounding yourself with people who are like-minded, but also who challenge and inspire you to be bigger and better at what you do. To have found that in friends multiple times over is something I am truly so grateful for. And, when you accidentally match…well, then, it's meant to be…

Have a great weekend! Hope it's filled with those who inspire you most…

P.S. Thanks so much to everything who came out to my Austin book party last night! You guys were so kind!

{iphone photo by Jen Siska}


  1. Hi Joy,
    I so agree with you! It’s really a chance to have friends that inspire us and to be surrounded by people who have the same ideals and goals.
    Oh, I would like to say that I love the motive on the top of your blog page. It’s inspiring! I love embroidery and I also do it. 🙂
    Have a nice day!

  2. Aw, this picture and your story make me so happy. You are so right! It was so nice to meet you in person last night, Joy! You’re just as adorable in person as you are on your blog. Have a great weekend!

  3. Just came across your blog and had to write a little comment to say how much I love it 🙂 This post resonated with me in particular as I have so many talented friends who I admire. I can’t wait to spend the weekend with them to share ideas. Thank you for all the inspiration!

  4. I think my heart just swelled a million sizes bigger! I love you to pieces and was JUST thinking about you today / ps- check your vm 😉
    Majorness + kisses,

  5. That’s such a warm picture. Thanks for reminding me to always treasure and love those special, like-minded friends. Have a great weekend!

  6. What perfect timing your post was! I am doing an Instagram Gratitude. Challenge this month and today’s challenge was an inspiring person! It was just nice to read your post to remind me not only to appreciate those people but to surround myself with them! Happy Friday!

  7. My best friend wants to volunteer at an animal rescue organization in a few weeks!! 🙂 She says she is really excited, but a little nervous..She is going to be meeting new people and she a little afraid that she might get dirty!

  8. What a sweet post! True friends are definitely one of the highlights of life.
    It was so great to meet you at the book signing! You were so sweet, genuine and so so generous with your knowledge. Thank you!

  9. lovely blog! I’ve just stumbled on you through Rockstar Diaries! Your book sounds brilliant, I’m definitely going to be ordering a copy!


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