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Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HELLO, SPRING BLOG TOUR: SPRING IS HERE...OR IS IT?



Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Does the weather feel anything like spring in your neck of the woods?

Here in NJ, the ground is still covered in snow,
 the temperatures are chilly enough to demand a down jacket and scarf,
and no tulips are in sight, 
other than my own two lips, chapped from cold weather.

This is no different from years past, I'm well-aware.
It's not unusual for March to go out like a lamb some time in April.

Every year, to hold me over until Mother Nature delivers the real deal,
 I bring a little bit of spring indoors.

Hyacinths add some life to the bedroom....

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Daffodils brighten up the kitchen.....

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The buffet gets some springy decor.

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I have to be content with using faux forsythia......

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 in the powder room......

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 or in a faux flower rain boot vase....... 

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

until the real forsythia begins to bloom.

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
 
Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 
It will be a few weeks longer until........


April showers bring May flowers.......

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


the trees to begin to bloom......

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 the red, red robins come bob-bob-bobbin' along..... 


Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

It will take another month, at least, until it's warm enough.......

to plant some pansies.....

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
 
to sit on the deck.......

Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

and see the spring bulbs dancing around the mailbox
 
Hello, Spring Blog Tour | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Yes, Spring is here.....
I'm just waiting for it to arrive.


 Please check out the rest of these fabulous bloggers
participating in the Hello, Spring Blog Tour!
If you missed Monday's bloggers, you can still visit them
by clicking on the links below.
If you have clicked over to my post from Katie's,
you can head over to the next stop on the tour, 
at Art and Sand, right here.    
Thanks again, Katie, from Let's Add Sprinkles
for organizing this fantastic burst of spring inspiration!



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18 comments:

  1. What gorgeous images of the promise of spring. Plus, you made me smile... two lips...heh, heh. Thanks for creating a terrific Tuesday!

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  2. Precious post. I love your signs that spring is on the way. Thanks for being part of our spring tour! Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Amy, nice to meet you here on the Spring Blog Tour. What I noticed most was your comment about waiting until it is warm enough to plant pansies. Here in North Texas, we plant pansies in the fall and they are gone by April. We consider them a fall and winter plant. Funny how our different climates affect our flower esthetic. Our temperatures will be in the 80's this week and we are loving this warm weather. But come July, we'll be wishing we were in NJ.

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  4. Hi Amy! I lived in NYC for a while and I remember the cold March days and the longing for a spring that took it's time arriving in the city. Now I live in South Texas and the days are warm and getting warmer by the minute. You did a great job of bringing the season of spring to life in your home and I know that it will bring so much beauty to your lovely yard very soon. I agree with Carol, come July we Texans will be longing for some cool weather.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  5. Super cute! I love the reflection in the mirror!! It has been beautiful spring like weather here lately, (sorry) :) Suppose to rain tomorrow and we need it. I've been raking beds and they are dry. My Forsythia is in bud, but not quite blooming yet. Hope spring comes to your neck of the woods soon!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Your flowers inside are so pretty! Sorry to hear that Spring hasn't landed at your house yet. It has landed here and brought allergies with it. I'm not complaining though since the sun feels so good. We only got 1 weekend of snow here this year. But when you're celebrating Spring it will feel like summer here. We have more warm months than cold. Sometimes that's a bad thing. It gets TOO hot here. So, I'll take the mild 60-70 degree temps for now. It will not last after April.

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  7. Hurry, Spring flowers, I miss your colors. I am tired of looking at snow.

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  8. All of your blooms are gorgeous! Spring had landed here in Texas; which I'm thankful for! I'm sure the rest of the nation is ready for it as well! Thanks for sharing! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. I am with you Amy, I know we are used to this in NJ but it doesn't make any more fun to deal with the snow on the ground. Even if the temps rise a bit the snow still keeps that chill in the air. Waiting for warmer days too. The next thing will be rain, that's NJ, LOL

    Cindy

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  10. I do love Spring bulb plants inside at this dreary time of year. The weather needs to make up it's mind! I haven't decorated for Spring yet but there is nothing stopping me from get some wonderful smelling hyacinths in a pot. Thanks for waking me up out of my winter slumber!

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  11. Spring arrived last week, but of course when I had company coming today it rained!

    I don't use faux flowers because I never seen anything realistic. Where do you buy your faux flowers?

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  12. Fresh and faux flowers are the perfect way to get through the end of winter! I live in Texas where the winters are mild, but I used to live in Illinois. Sometimes it seemed like winter would never end, but finally spring would arrive and everyone would be in such a cheery mood. It was awesome.

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  13. Sprint is definitely here in TX. I hope you see it soon too. In the meantime, I think you have the right idea. Wonderful post! Thanks for joining the tour.

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  14. Hi Amy snow on the ground still in Philadelphia too. Matter of fact the night before Spring they were picking up snow piles from plowing and placing on trucks and taking it away to free parking spaces hoping for Spring celebration diners. I think your Spring décor looks classy and welcoming. You always leave us inspired.
    xoxo

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  15. Pansies are a winter flower in Texas! This is the time when we are replacing them with something that can take the heat. Love your mailbox with the beautiful blooms.

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  16. Amy,
    You know how to fake Spring until it arrives. :) Everything is lovely inside. Now if only your outside would catch up.

    Spring is lingering in north Texas, but not for long. Our temperatures are already hitting the 80s. But our glorious bluebonnets are in full bloom, not at their peak yet, but all along the roadsides. For those in the area, here is a bluebonnet sighting alert. I had to go to Dallas this morning and all along Spur 408 from I-20 to I-30 there were large patches bluebonnets.

    Soon, Amy, you will be seeing all your spring flowers outside, too. Thanks for sharing your home filled with Spring.

    Judith

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  17. It's the time of year when the flowers get confused - they start to bloom then a couple of cold days make them stagnate again

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  18. You've captured the essence of spring, Amy.
    Amalia
    xo

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