Thursday, May 14, 2015

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else. 
I haven't been online this past week. I've been busy doing a Bucket List with Zap, my little diabetic Yorkie. By some miracle, he is still with me, though he's had ups and downs. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who wrote and shared your stories of love and loss. As I read them, I cried and smiled--and I came away feeling that we belong to a sisterhood, one that has comforted me beyond measure. I hope Zap's story offers hope to everyone who has an ill pet.

Let's take a look at the highlights from last week's party.

Spring in the country has never been prettier by Far Above Rubies

Festive and delicious Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars by Kitty's Kozy Kitchen.

Melt-in-your-mouth Praline Cookies by Sweet Nothings.

Repurposing a broken umbrella by Return to Loblolly Lane

Tasty and good-for-you Vegetable Noodle Soup by Nimble Note

The Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party 

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Older posts are welcome. 
No limit on the number of posts. 
No "rules." 
Everyone is welcome.

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to host the party -- hugs. :)

  2. Thanks for the party, Michael Lee! ((Hugs to little Zap))

  3. Michael Lee, I hope your adventures with Zap this week were happy ones. Thank you for hosting even though you have so many other important things going on in your life right now. Linda

  4. uh oh, praline cookies? thanks for the fun Michael Lee~

  5. It is cruel beyond measure that you should be going through this twice in so short a time, my friend. You are very brave and loving and devoted. I admire you. Be good to yourself. You're a great dog mom.

  6. Thank you so much for the 'yummy' party, lol! Lots of great recipes here.

    Have a great weekend ahead, sweet lady.

  7. Bless your sweet southern soul, Michael Lee. I just knew you were taking care of your little, miracle Zap.
    Thanks for the party and for featuring my sopapilla cheesecake bars. Hugs and love are sent your way.

  8. You and your puppy are still in my thoughts. Mikey (the golden) says hello also.

  9. So glad that Zap is still with you and is hanging in there. Thanks for the great party and so many interesting posts.
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Love joining the party! Such wonderful ideas and beauty! Also, Michael...thanks for your question on the cedar shake....(don't know if my e-mail is working properly)....It is natural cedar with Cabots Austrailian Oil put on it. The oil stain is the natural color too. Blessings~~~Roxie

  11. Oh thank you Michael Lee for the feature!! :-)

  12. Thank you sooo much for featuring my cookies. I am always so honored.
    Bless your little dogie...I sure hope Zap is feeling better.
    Thanks for hosting.xoxo

  13. ML, Zap sounds like a wonderful little companion that is fighting his mightiest to stay with you.
    Thanks for hosting each week.

  14. Thanks for hosting another great party. Hope you will join us this week for Funtastic Friday. It's great fun!

  15. Thinking of Zap (and his mom!) Hope your weeks ahead hold more miracles.♥

  16. I hate that you are having to do a bucket list with Zap, but I love the idea of doing a bucket list with your furry baby. I wish I had done one with Scrappycat, but I guess after spending 21 years with her, we did practically everything together that we could!

  17. I understand having a bucket list with Zap ;o) I hope Zap and you are having a good week. I bookmarked Kitty's Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars....yum. Thanks for hosting each week. xo

  18. Michael Lee, glad you're enjoying more time with Zap.