Thursday, February 2, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

And suddenly it's February, a month that's brief but notoriously fierce, the only month with a heart in the middle. I'm happy to see you this week at Foodie Friday and Everything Else. Let me get you a drink, and we'll warm up by the fire and talk about the highlights from last week's party. 

I'm testing a feature--"Meet the Blogger." Will you let me know if you like it? If you are new to FFEE, please "pin" featured photographs from the source blogs, not Rattlebridge. Thanks!

We'll start our fabulous retrospective with Courtney, the talented author of the gorgeous blog, A Thoughtful Place.

She wrote about "5 Ways to Fill Your Walls"--prepare to be inspired by her beautiful home and brilliant ideas.

You will just adore meeting our next blogger, super creative Tammy, author of Pink Peppermint Design.

She'll show you how to make a darling DIY Valentine's Candy Box

If you haven't met Barb, author of the inspiring and pretty blog, The Everyday Home, run over there right now. She will greet you with a smile and something delicious to sip and eat.

She has put together a beautiful guide for "Cozy Winter Decor in the Living Room.

I've been a long-time fan of this talented duo, twin sisters Kelli and Kristi, authors of Lolly Jane.

The girls did a brilliant, beautiful DIY makeover in the laundry room. It's gorgeous! Just wait till you see the before/after.

 You will be bowled over the culinary wizardry of Diana, author of a stunningly beautiful blog, Unusually Lovely.

 This marvelous cook shows us how to make Raspberry Dusted Lemon Donuts. I'm in!

The Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party Guidelines

 **Be sure to use the permalink to your blog post. A tutorial is available HERE.

**Old and new posts are welcome.  Post as many as you like.

**No rules. No mandatory links to the party or follows on social media. 

 **Share your food photos with a larger community at TOP FOOD BLOGGERS ON PINTEREST. Send me a message @ Pinterest if you'd like to join (sometimes requests are swallowed in the feed, so if you don't get an immediate invitation, please send a direct message. Thanks!).

 **If you need assistance to add your post/s to Foodie Friday, an UPDATED GUIDE to the linky party is available HERE or by clicking the Foodie Friday/Everything Else tab at the top of the page.
Stay warm and be creative!


  1. Thanks for the party!! Hope you have a nice weekend!

  2. I still have tears after reading your heartwarming post on your Mimi's influence, Michael Lee. Thanks so much for the party and for the reminder that February is the only month that has a heart in it...Love that! xo

  3. This is great, Michael Lee. I love your thoughtfulness in both your choice of words and those blogs featured - the projects, and now the faces behind the projects. Your description of February is so vividly en pointe! So was your joy lesson on tea and flowers on the 31st, a particularly memorable day in time for me missing my mother. Thank you for putting your spirit into such a beautiful blog. Have a great weekend.
    Rita C at Panoply

  4. Thanks for the party Michael Lee! Have a great weekend!

  5. I love the "Meet the Blogger" features! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!

  6. I love your gorgeous floral feature at the beginning of the post! Thank you so much for the party!

  7. I love the features...thank you so much for the party.

  8. Thank you for hosting Michael Lee, I think spot lighting bloggers is a lovely idea-

  9. Fun to meet some new bloggers. Great features and thanks for hosting.

  10. Love the 'meet the blogger' feature, Michael. What a great way to get to know other bloggers better, or to discover new to you blogs! Thank you so much for hosting. I've brought an Easy Scallop Supper recipe that's perfect for date night or Valentine's Day. Or it can be doubled or tripled for easy entertaining. Have a lovely weekend!

  11. Happy February Michael, have a great weekend:@)

  12. I love the "meet the blogger" feature! It will help me discover new blogs to follow!

  13. Thanks you for hosting! Glad to be here, been a while since I cooked on the blog.

  14. Aw thanks for featuring me!

    xo, Diana

  15. Thank you for the party. Happy February!

    - Gustavo Woltmann

  16. Thank you so much for hosting! I am delighted to join this amazing party! Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Thank you for a fun Friday night party. Thumbs up on the new Meet the Blogger feature. Thank you for spotlighting these ladies. Have a great weekend!

  18. Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend!
    Robin | Fluster Buster

  19. Thank you for hosting a great party! -
    - Journa, from the team at and