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.

Monday, March 27, 2017

PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017









I'm thinking about going back to doing a daily photo diary.
I miss the challenge of capturing a good photo each day,
and many people tell me they enjoy it.
Besides, I find that it helps sharpen my photography skills,
which still need improving, so......here we are.

You may recall this used to be a monthly feature,
but it feels a bit more manageable to do it bi-weekly.
I don't solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute it every single week, 
but as long as I've got decent photos to share, 
I'll keep it going to the best of my ability.   


PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
Minor little snowstorm today.
A red-bellied woodpecker is quite appreciative of the suet feeder on snowy days. 


PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
 My first attempt at hamentaschen (pronounced HUM-en-tosh-en), is a success!
 This pastry is traditionally eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim,  
and the explanation that I grew up with is that its triangular shape 
represents wicked Hamen's three-cornered hat.
Get the recipe for Nutella Hamentaschen by Tory Avery, here.


PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
 Sometimes it's fun to spend the afternoon playing around with the mantel.



PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
Quick snap of Empire State Building, 
while walking by 5th Ave. and 34th Street in New York City.


PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
 Snow day! A foot of snow is enough to keep us all indoors for the day.


PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
 Lasagna soup -- oh my, My, MY!
It's the perfect way to warm up the tummy on a cold, wintry day.
Recipe by Deb at Cooking On The Front Burner (get it here).


PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
Two days after the snow storm:
Bright blue skies,
and the streets are finally clear. 



PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
A skinny version of potato gratin - delicious!
Recipe coming soon!




PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
 Ms. Cardinal rules.



PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
 The view from my sister's apartment -- 
New Jersey in the foreground; Manhattan across the Hudson River.



PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
The famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, 
captured as we ride across town on 125th Street in New York City.



PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
 Hyancinths from Trader Joes purchased for my Hello, Spring Blog Tour post.


PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
Shopping for a dress got me all depressed because I felt fat, 
so I'm having some dulce de leche Fro-Yo to drown my sorrows.



PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
 Happy National Puppy Day from Sadie!


 
PHOTO DIARY: MARCH 10-24, 2017 | MS TOODY GOO SHOES
The highlight, and perfect ending to the last two weeks,
is that I got to meet Katie from Let's Add Sprinkles
when she came to New York City for the weekend!
Katie was the first person to follow my blog,
so I am forever grateful to her. 
We gabbed for about an hour, and could have talked all day, I'm sure! 


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Friday, March 24, 2017

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 3.24.17






Hi, Ho!
Welcome to Best of the Weekend!
I'm happy to report that last week's snow is almost melted,
but there is still a chill in the air.
Speaking of chill, that's exactly what we're going to do this weekend.
Not a thing is on the calendar, which I'm happy about,
because after this, we've got a busy April, May and June,
with college visits, Passover, birthdays, galas, weddings, 
 and Junior Goo Shoe's graduation    
Summer is going to come pretty quickly, I suspect!

  
Are you ready for some inspiration? Let's party!





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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:



Cast Iron Skillet Pizza | Cooking On The Front Burner



 A few of my favorites from last week:



Crock Pot Cheesy Potato Soup | Dear Crissy



Chocolate Mint Parfait Bars | Table For Seven



DIY Spring Planter Box | Giggles Galore

If you were featured, grab our button!





Let's link up!

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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