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, January 19, 2018

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 1.19.18









Welcome to Best of the Weekend, friends!
It's hard to believe how fast Fridays roll around.
I've had one of those weeks......
with lots of personal stuff going on.
I was planning to publish a blog post
about a delicious soup I made,
but I couldn't find the time to finish it.
Arrrgh!
 In any event, stay tuned for that one.
Next week should be a little quieter........
for one thing, Junior Goo Shoes is headed back to school tomorrow (sob!).
He's been home for 5 1/2 weeks,
and now we have to get used to an empty house all over again!

Enough about me........
this party is about YOU!
Let's get to it!




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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! 






Most clicked:


A Visit To Our Gardens | The Red Painted Cottage




 A few of my favorites:



Avocado Egg Rolls | Pretty Extraordinary



Chicken and Sausage Gumbo | The Bearded Hiker


 Cabin Reveal - At Last! | Dancing Dog Cabin 


 12 Creative & Smart Kitchen Organization Ideas | Artful Homemaking


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Friday, January 12, 2018

BEST OF THE WEEKEND: 1.12.18









Greetings, friends!
Welcome to Best Of The Weekend!

This stretch of winter is always the hardest, isn't it?
January through March seems twice as long as any other three month period.
At least the days are getting longer..........
that's a good feeling! 
Here in the northeast, we've finally emerged from those frigid temperatures,
and have actually enjoyed a few days near 50 degrees,
which has melted much of the snow dumped on us by da "Bomb Cyclone."
Speaking of which, we've got a party that's da bomb,
and it's happening right now!
Scroll on down and join the fun! 


We'd appreciate it if you'd follow your co-hosts!



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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! 






Most clicked:



Silver White Winter Farmhouse Vignette | Penny's Vintage Home



 A few of my favorites:



Sista's Living Room/Game Room Reno | Preppy Empty Nester



Modern Farmhouse Beach Condo | Repurpose and Upcycle




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Friday, January 5, 2018

BEST OF THE WEEKEND: INTRODUCING OUR NEW CO-HOST!









 
Happy New Year, all! 
I hope your holidays were wonderful, magical, peaceful, 
busy, reflective, chaotic, quiet.......
whatever you wanted them to be! 

It's been awhile since our last BOTW party,
and during that time, we recruited a new co-host!
Introducing.......
Katherine of Pender and Peony!


We are absolutely thrilled to have Katherine join us!
Katherine is a southern lifestyle blogger, who "embraces gracious living." 
Her beautifully designed blog features posts on 
home decor, recipes, entertaining, fashion, and the south! 
Pender and Peony is feast for the eyes,
and if you haven't visited, do yourself a favor and check it out!
Please stop by and welcome her to BOTW!

Let's get on with the first party of 2018!

We'd appreciate it if you'd follow your co-hosts!



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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! 






Most clicked from December 15:


Beef Noodle Bake | Simply Stacie



 A few of my favorites from December 15:


Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies | Gluesticks Blog


How To Make Peppermint Vodka | Claire Justine 



DIY Ice Luminaries | Sew Historically


Rooibos Tea Body Polish | Tea Cottage Mysteries



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Thursday, January 4, 2018

PHOTO DIARY: DECEMBER 2017 - NESTING





Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


December was a month spent close to home.  
As the days grew shorter, the urge to "nest" in place intensified.
We ventured no further than the immediate tri-state area;
in fact, the longest drive we took was to pick up our college student 
and bring him home for winter break.
Our "empty nest" was now filled with piles of laundry, 
but we're overjoyed to have our boy home for five weeks.

There were Hanukkah candles.......
a few light dustings of snow.......
good times with friends.......
and a great deal of action at the bird feeder.

And finally, we said goodbye to 2017 --
a year that will not go down as one of my favorites,
although certainly, there was a lot to be thankful for, too. 

Here's hoping that 2018 will be everything we all want and need it to be.
Happy New Year!


Starting the month in a fog, literally, and possibly, figuratively.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



Morning light in the living room.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



Outdoor plants spending the winter indoors.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Bare branches against a winter sky.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Weekly dustings throughout December.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Feeling blue on the first night of Hanukkah --
our first without Junior GS in the house.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Picking up our boy at college for winter break.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Junior GS lighting the menorah........All is right again!  

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


A spontaneous Hanukkah bush made with gift tags found at TJ Maxx.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



Enjoying the glow on the last night of Hanukkah.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 Sadie having a lazy day in bed.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 New napkins prompt a dinner party with friends.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 A bustling bird feeder.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Robins pay a surprise winter visit.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


A squirrel on the fence about which way to turn.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Caught in the act.......about to bush-nibble.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


An oldie but goodie for Christmas.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
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Food shopping for college boys coming to spend the weekend.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Prepping for New Year's Eve.

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Welcoming 2018!

Photo Diary Dec. 2017 | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Until next time!

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