A Morning Cup of Joe Linky Party // DIY Project FEATURES +

Welcome Friends to another episode of A Morning Cup of Joe! Can’t wait to see all of your DIY Projects …check out your Recipes and all the other creations this week at our Linky Party and we hope you enjoy our Spotlight Features! So come on in…drop some links…enjoy the features and visit some of your other friends! Hope you have a wonderful time!

CupofJoeFeaturedImage2Friends…today it is with a very heavy…broken heart…I have to tell you that we lost our precious Basil on Wednesday morning.  What started as pancreatitis 2 months ago (supposedly gone) started to rear it’s ugly head…but what it was was a rare blood cancer.  What it did in the course of less than a week is plain and simple a sin…I don’t understand how it can happen or why.  We as a family are besides ourselves and in disbelief.  The one thing is that Basil went to the heavens with all of us and went peacefully…we could not be selfish and put him through another thing that was not going to help just to keep him with us…that was the hardest decision anyone of us had to make.  He now is with his Precious Poppa whom you all know well…running free at the Rainbows Bridge with our band of angels…waiting to see us again.  He takes a piece of our heart with him and our hearts will be whole when we are all together again.  Please send thoughts and prayers to our little angel.  Then there is one more thing…PLEASE HUG your pets EVERY DAY…as MANY times as you can…always let them know they are loved…treat them special because they deserve it…make their lives special…they love you beyond your wildest imagination!  Some people think we as a family are over the top…My wish that it wasn’t seen as over the top…just as they way it should be.  They are special gifts and we are so very lucky to be a part of their lives.  It’s a gift that will be treasured forever and a day.  Share your love with pets that are not as fortunate as yours…consider opting to adopt.  There will be a blog post in the next few months about my precious Pops and Basil and what paw prints they left on this earth and will leave again…Hugs to you all and give your pets a Million and ONE hugs and kisses from all of us in the Cammarata Family…much love to you all.


Dance with Poppa and Angels little boy!  We Love you forever and a day!

CUPOFJOE11• It would be wonderful if you take a little bit of time and check out some of your friends here at A Morning Cup of Joe with The Cottage Market
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Time for some Features! Like we always say…wish we could feature everyone…but we are trying to rotate so everyone gets a bit of the spotlight…plus we have the BIG thumbnails that we hope you are still enjoying!

Blood Orange Rosemary and Brown Sugar Dulce De Leches Marble Bake…Um…YES PLEASE!!!  Created by Twigg Studios


 This Ball Jar Lantern is the creation of Artsy VaVa…how fabulous is this!!!

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You are going to adore the fabulous DIY for these Industrial Pipe Shelves by Craft Thyme


This is a brilliant way to use your Scrap Wood…a perfect little Pet Bed…how sweet…created over at My Sweet Things!

If you happen to have some scrap wood and your pets have their own beds…maybe think about making one…two or three of these for your local shelter : )


The Whole Serving is serving up some fabulous Classic Breakfast Muffins and a Giveaway…check it out…YUM!


Oven Baked Zucchini and Feta Cakes…YES PLEASE!!!  For the yummy recipe…visit Cooking, LSL! Be Still my Vegetarian Heart!


Check out our very own Fabby’s new Plate Rack!!!

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You have to try to Lou Lou Girls Hot Wing Cauliflower…it ROCKS!!!

hot wing cauliflower

So sorry for the limited Features…but I know you all understand.  Sending hugs and love your way…


Pops and Basil together again.



  1. Andrea I’m so sorry to hear about your beloved Basil. I know that must be tough for you and I’m sending lots of hugs!

  2. So sorry to hear about your loss. I mourned the loss of my dog for a very long time. He was a family member after all.

  3. Hi Andrea – Oh my sweet girl, I got a little teary eyed when I read about Basil this morning. I know your heart is heavy and prayers for happy memories of rainbows and puppy kisses. Extra big hugs, Holly

  4. Andrea, I am so sorry to hear about Basil. As the mom of 2 fur babies, I know the hole that is left in your heart when they do leave us. There are no words to make your sadness go away…just know I’m thinking of you. Hugs, Lynn

  5. I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss of Basil. We are such dog lovers and have had so many over the years. The joy and unconditional love they bring can’t even be measured. But when we’ve lost them, one by one, we were losing a member of our family and everyone shed tears along the way. It’s so heartbreaking and I know your grief all too well. Sending you big HUGS, Carol

  6. I’m so sorry about Basil. It’s sad that our canine babies have short lives to begin with but to have such illnesses is truly heartbreaking. We are torn with our dachshund, Max. He has developed digestive issues and has started gall bladder disease. A puppy at heart, but we are unsure how much more he can take with his arthritis on top of it. It’s so difficult.

    You gave Poppa and Basil a beautiful loving life. They loved you back, for sure. I’m so sad for your loss. Hugs.

  7. So sorry for your loss!

  8. So sorry about Basil. Our pets are such a big part of our lives and it is so hard when they are gone. We have had to make the hard decision to let one go too, but we knew it was better for him. You made the right choice and now Basil can run free with his Poppa. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Peggy Neer says:

    So terribly sorry for your loss. Our pets are so important to us, they make us laugh and touch our hearts in ways like nothing else. I just looked over at my little 4 legged girl and I know that someday I too will lose her. Sooo I just love her everyday, scratch her back, rub her belly and tell her I love her. I hope your pain lightens soon.

  10. So very sorry that Basil is gone, I believe Dogs DO go to heaven. It is such a sad time when a beloved family member is done. I just gave my grand-dogs extra attention. We still think about and talk about our darling Dee who died 16 years ago, memories. Hugs.

  11. i’m so SO sorry to hear about basil. we went thru something similar a few years ago with our furry family member, mocha, & i agree it’s one of the hardest things we’ve ever done. we have a new dog now, bailey, & i hug her & love her so much, my husband says i care about her more than him. lol. it’s all in jest but she’s such a love hound it’s hard not to love her back. sending prayers your way. maybe basil is playing w/ mocha as they watch over us. xo- maryjo

  12. So sorry about sweet Basil, Andrea. What a faithful, loving friend he was to you and your family. I admire you going ahead with your party today 🙂

  13. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet pup. We lost ours almost 3 years ago and I still have moments of immensely missing her. Sending hugs to you!

  14. My heart is breaking at the loss of your dear Basil. Prayers for you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to host during this sad time.

  15. Oh my goodness, what a great surprise sweet friend! I feel very honored to be featured at your party and surrounded by such wonderful features too! Thank you so much, you’ve made my weekend!
    Thank you so much for hosting once more.
    Have a great weekend.
    PS: I’m so sorry for your lose Andrea, it is so sad to see our pets die! I mourned our pug Ben up to now, and it’s been five years. It is very, very sad and my heart goes out to you.

  16. Great links! Thanks so much for the feature!

  17. I am so sad to hear of the loss of your sweet Basil! Thank you for the party and sharing all this creativity!

  18. So sorry for your loss! I gave my sweet pup an extra hug for you tonight. Thanks for a great party, and hope you find some comfort!

  19. Andrea, I am sorry for the passing of Basil. Hugs. Thank you for hosting each week.

    xo Dianne

  20. Thank you so much for featuring my pet bed, Andrea. Happy Saturday!

  21. Thank you for hosting us.

  22. Thanks Andrea for including the Classic Breakfast Muffins in the features this week. I have been out of town and disconnected a bit from social media, finally able to join the party.
    Have a great week.

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