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.

Friday, June 23, 2017

BEST OF THE WEEKEND AND SUMMERTIME!







Hi-ya, friends........Happy Summer! 

The summer solstice was marked here in NJ
with 15 hours of daylight on a picture-perfect summer day.
We were able to sit on the deck until almost 9:00 p.m.,
and would have stayed outside longer if the mosquitoes
hadn't bullied us into moving indoors. 

Things have finally settled down here after the frenzy of the last few weeks,
and we're now adjusting to a slower, non-structured pace.
I just love these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! 😎 



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Last week's most clicked:


Do You Want To Learn How To Applique? | Hearth Handmade UK



 A few of my favorites from last week:




Spiral Sparkler and Flag Cookies | The Monday Box



Homemade Snickers Ice Box Cake | Somewhat Simple 


Log Cabin Tour | Fox Den Rd. 


Vive La France! | Handmade By Amalia



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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PHOTOS FROM THE LAST FEW WEEKS


Photo Diary | Ms Toody Goo Shoes


How goes your first half of June?

It's been incredibly hectic around here,
with mostly good stuff.......and.......some not-so-great stuff, 
but I will stick to only happy things in this post.

I guess you could call this my "photo-stream-of-consciousness" 
from the last few weeks.


My friend's daughter got married over Memorial Day Weekend.  I know this friend since I'm nine years old. She lived down the street from me, and we were inseparable. What a joy to attend her daughter's wedding!


Photo Diary | Ms Toody Goo Shoes


The wedding was at a spectacular venue in NJ. Did you spot the bride and groom in the center of the photo, below?

Photo Diary | Ms Toody Goo Shoes


As soon as he saw me coming with the camera, Mr. Squirrel covered his face. Is he just camera shy, or is there a reason he doesn't want his face plastered all over the internet? 
He looks guilty, if you ask me.

Photo Diary | Ms Toody Goo Shoes


After a cool, rainy May, I was chomping at the bit to buy summer flowers. Do you have a plan for what flowers to buy before you get to the nursery, or do you figure it out when you get there? I go with a plan, but never stick to it.

Photo Diary | Ms Toody Goo Shoes


Flower pots on the front porch were the first to be tackled.

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It doesn't feel like summer until the herbs are planted.

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Double Jay Jay.

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A few shots of my summer plantings........

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To be filed under Strange Things: One morning, this bird was pecking at the screen in the living room, desperate to get my attention. I got the feeling it was someone I once knew.

Photo Diary | Ms Toody Goo Shoes


Potato salad on hot dogs -- yay or nay?  The only other people I know who eat them this way are from the town I grew up in, because that's how the local kosher deli served them. To this day, there is no better way to eat a frankfurter, IMHO.

Photo Diary | Ms Toody Goo Shoes


Last summer, a pretty purple-flowered vine started growing out of nowhere. When it came back again this year, I looked it up. Turns out, it's called Bittersweet Nightshade (or Deadly Nightshade), and is classified in some places as a "weed of concern." The berries are toxic, so we've got to keep Sadie away from it. Sure is pretty, though, and the bees like it. 

Photo Diary | Ms Toody Goo Shoes


"I don't feel so good."
"I told you, darling starling, to pace yourself when it comes to seed."


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Okay, I'll admit it. When I looked at the school website and saw "Make-Up Day" listed, I truly thought it was a cosmetics event, until I realized it was the date to make up tests. Fortunately, I verbalized that to no one. Except you..

Photo Diary | Ms Toody Goo Shoes


A rite of passage -- SENIOR PROM! It was a whirl-wind of pre-prom pictures at three different houses. Junior GS looked so handsome, and his date looked beautiful.

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New York City flower shop on Broadway and 79th Street.

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High school graduation! We're so proud of Junior Goo Shoes! Toss those caps into the air!



A graduation party for Junior GS and 35 of his friends in our backyard. As luck would have it, it literally started pouring the minute they arrived, and stopped the minute they left. The kids lasted under the tent for about an hour, before they came inside. I'd rather not think about the cost-per-hour of the tent.




Till next time.........


Friday, June 16, 2017

BEST OF THE WEEKEND......AND GRADUATION!







Howdy-do, everyone!
I've got so much going on this week,
it's a miracle that I had time to write this post.
Yesterday was Junior Goo Shoe's graduation from high school! 🎓
And......it was Mr. Goo Shoes' birthday! 🎂
 And......tomorrow we are having a bunch of Junior Goo Shoes' friends 
here for a graduation party! 🎉
And......Sunday is Father's Day! 👨
And......Monday and Tuesday is college orientation! 🏫
Yikes!
I don't know if I am coming or going!

Actually, yes I do......I'm going......
to the Best of the Weekend party......
Want to come along?
Let's go!  


 


Are you ready to party?
We'd appreciate it if you'd follow your co-hosts!


Cindy - Little Miss Celebration | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+


 ****************  

We feature all kinds of posts -- 
 recipes, home decor, DIY, gardening, travel, whatevah
so link up your best stuff! 

Non-Bloggers: There are hundreds of fabulous ideas collected here each week;
just click on the links under the thumbnail photos,
and you will be taken directly to the blog post.  

All of our features are pinned to our Best of the Weekend board! 





Last week's most clicked:




20 Instant Pot Recipes To Beat The Heat | Cooking With Curls


 A few of my favorites from last week:



Raspberry Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats | Annie's Noms


How To Make Banoffee Pie | Claire Justine



DIY Bandana Banner | Crafts Unleashed



Fresh Herb Bouquet Hostess Gift | Dukes and Duchesses


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Friday, June 9, 2017

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 6.9.17 and PROM!






What's up, friends?
Welcome to Best of the Weekend!

It's a BIG weekend in our household -- 
Senior Prom has arrived!
I'm writing this before Junior Goo Shoes changes out of his
shorts/t-shirt/sneakers uniform, and into his tuxedo,
but I'm pretty sure that I'll get misty-eyed when I see my handsome boy all dressed up.
By the time you read this, 
the parents will have taken tons of prom pictures,
marveled at how grown up the kids look,
and waxed nostalgic about the passage of time:
 "Wasn't it just yesterday that they were all in kindergarten?"



Are you ready to party?
We'd appreciate it if you'd follow your co-hosts!


Cindy - Little Miss Celebration | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+


 ****************  

We feature all kinds of posts -- 
 recipes, home decor, DIY, gardening, travel, whatevah
so link up your best stuff! 

Non-Bloggers: There are hundreds of fabulous ideas collected here each week;
just click on the links under the thumbnail photos,
and you will be taken directly to the blog post.  

All of our features are pinned to our Best of the Weekend board! 





Last week's most clicked:



First Friday Home Tour | Poufing The Pillows



 A few of my favorites from last week:


 Fresh Peach Crumble For Two | Cooking With Curls 


  Envelope Dressing With Washi Tap | White House Crafts


 May Garden Journal | My Cozy Corner 

Top 10 Books To Gift A High School Grad | Simply September 



Happy Pride Month | Crafty Lumberjackers


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