Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

"FAVORITE THINGS" -- A NEW SERIES!







Have you ever had one of those "light bulb" moments,
 when you get so excited that you've got to start working on your idea immediately?

A couple of months ago, while I was making dinner,
I had this brainstorm about starting a regular series,
where I would enlist other bloggers to share their favorite things.
The fun part about asking a blogger a question 
is that each one will answer it in their own unique style.  
I turned off the oven, told the family to go get some pizza, 
and got busy working on my plan.  

And, today (cue the bugles)...
is the "world" premiere of what I hope will be 
a long and enjoyable run of my blogging friends'  "Favorite Things!" 


Kicking off this series is my dear friend, Doreen, from Fox Den Rd
You might remember that she and I actually got to meet last fall.
If you don't know Doreen, she writes about her log cabin, life in the Berkshires, 
gardening, recipes, home decor, travel, and more recently, 
adventures on the road in their newly purchased RV.
And, I might add, she writes all of this beautifully, with a terrific sense of humor. 

Let's get this series started! 


Thinking about my favorite things is always a fun endeavor. The beauty that surrounds us, just waiting to be appreciated, always astounds me, so I was delighted when Amy asked me to be part of her 'Favorite Things' series. 
I hope you enjoy, and dream a little dream with me...


A beautiful barn
all covered in white
thatched roof homes
where dreams can take flight
barnthatchedcollage
A cute little doll house
or a lovely 'she shed'
a modern day loft
or a canopy bed
small houses
I'm not one for clutter
and knickknacks? Taboo!
I'd much prefer
serene rooms of blue
blueandwhiterooms Sources: 1 2 3
Chocolate and coconut
are truly a dream
but not nearly as much
as cannoli cream foodcollage
Sources: 1 2 3 4
The ephemeral look
of newly covered snow
autumns rich colors
and summers brite glow
seasoncollage Source
A stone covered gate
a meandering walk
a cozy patio
just right for a talk
flower collage
Cute vintage trailers to take on the road
what a whimsical place
to call your abode vintagetrailers
Source
Precocious sweet puppies
with eyes all aglow
with noses like nuggets
and coats like the snow
puppy collage
Rose covered arbors
European streets
a romantic front porch
for lovers to meet
romantic collage  
A place to create
A place to roam
You are my ♥
You are my home

xxx

Doreen



Thank you, Doreen, for your dreamy rendition of "Favorite Things!"  
Please take some time to visit Doreen at Fox Den Rd.!

I hope you enjoy this ongoing series.
Perhaps you will meet some bloggers you're not familiar with,
or, maybe, you'll learn something new about bloggers you already know.    

Stay tuned for the next edition of "Favorite Things,"  coming June 26!





20 comments:

  1. Good morning Ms. Toodygooshoes, and I hope this glorious day finds you well!

    Look at me with these rhymes! I'm a regular Emily Dickinson lol.

    My favorite of the favs has to be Charlie as a pup. What did I tell you? Doesn't he look Ike your fur baby?

    Thank you for including me, and much success (and fun) with your new series.

    xxx

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  2. What a fun series!!! Great to meet other bloggers, like Doreen, aka Emily Dickinson, above ;-) and to look at those incredibly beautiful photos surrounding the verse. The light bulb when it went off hit on a great idea!

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  3. Well, shiver me timbers, if you don't share some serious poetic genes with our friend Poppy, Doreen!

    Well done! I'm loving this romantic side of you!

    Sweet idea, Amy! I'll be looking forward to all in the series.

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  4. Great idea for a fun series Amy. I love Doreen. This was fun to read your post today.
    Kris

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  5. Oh, that Doreen is just too creative!! Great way to kick off the series - best of luck with it - Doreen's wonderful post will be a hard act to follow, for sure!! :) xoxo

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  6. Hi Amy, what a fun idea for favorite things. I enjoyed reading Doreen's favorite things and I think that some of them are my favorites too. :)

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  7. What a fun post Doreen wrote! Her poem was the perfect way to start off your series and is so creative in describing her favorite things!

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  8. What a fun series this is going to be. I'm so excited about being a part of it in the near future! I enjoyed reading about Doreen's favorite things. I would agree with many of her favorites too.

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  9. Amy, what a super idea. This is so much fun. Doreen and have similar favorites. My list could go further, LOL

    Can't wait for the next one. Yes, I'm finally back to posting

    Cindy

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  10. Oh Amy I am so looking forward to this fun series. Doreen put together a fun poetic post. I'm excited and inspired.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  11. I didn't know Doreen was a poet too! She's a woman of many talents.
    Brenda

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  12. What a great idea! See... I'm new to your blog since Doreen posted that she is a part of My Favorite Things... so just had to come and take a peek! Loved Doreen's poetic genius! And I'm in love with most of HER favorite things, as I'm sure most are who read this. I'll subscribe so I can follow and get to know some new (to me) bloggers!

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  13. What a great idea! See... I'm new to your blog since Doreen posted that she is a part of My Favorite Things... so just had to come and take a peek! Loved Doreen's poetic genius! And I'm in love with most of HER favorite things, as I'm sure most are who read this. I'll subscribe so I can follow and get to know some new (to me) bloggers!

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  14. I loved this sweet poem and photos so much, it should be a greeting card.

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  15. The poem and photo's were perfect.

    All the best Jan

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  16. Lovely post! I love all the pictures and the cute descriptive rhymes. Thank you Doreen and Ms. Toody!

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  17. These are lovely favorites and such a sweet rhyme to go along! Visiting from Doreen's blog. x Karen

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  18. What a wonderful idea Ms. Toody. And I loved this post by the wonderful Doreen! She is a gem among gems and of course so very clever. Love the rhymes and beautiful photos - especially the puppies as I saw my doggy's look alike there (did I mention I think Doreen wants to steal my dog?) Lol

    Blessings to you both. LOved it! xoxo

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