Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I want to go everywhere I haven't been, and back to everywhere I have been.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Guess Who I Met!

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Would you ever get together with someone in person, that you met online?
Normally, I would say NO WAY!
However, when it comes to meeting blog friends,
well, that's another thing, entirely.
When I first started blogging, 
it never entered my mind that I would form relationships...
But, yes, "blogger friendship" happens,  
and every once in awhile, you get lucky enough to meet those friends in person.

Two weeks ago in New York City, 
I had lunch again with Julie from Julie's Lifestyle
We met Ginnie from Hello Little Home, for the first time.
 She is one of my co-hosts at Best Of The Weekend

Julie's blog covers a little bit of everything --
 cooking, crocheting, make-up tips, etc. 
Ginnie is also a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, decor, DIY and fashion. 
We has so much fun gabbing, and sharing blogging stories,
that we forgot to take a picture! 
Ah, well, I guess this just means we have to do it again.  

Ginny                                                          Julie

A few days later, this time in NJ,
I had the pleasure of meeting two more bloggers...
Doreen from Househoneys, and Cindy from Cloches and Lavender.
Cindy's friend, Audrey, came along, too.
(If you read Cindy's blog, she talks about Audrey a lot,
so I felt like I knew her, too).
Cindy doesn't have a picture of herself on her blog,
so I wasn't sure who was who when I walked in

Doreen writes a lot about her log cabin, and life in the Berkshires
as well as recipes, home decor, and adventures in their new RV.
Cindy's blog is about the new home she and her husband built, 
their dogs, Peanut and Reeses, 
and her awesome furniture-painting and DIY projects.
Audrey is considering starting a blog.
You know we gave her lots of encouragement! 

There was never a lull in the conversation.
and we made sure to get a picture taken right away
before we forgot.     

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Doreen and Amy (standing); Audrey and Cindy (seated)

After lunch, we exchanged little gifts.
Cindy gave each of us a pretty flower pot that she decoupaged
filled with chocolates.
I've been admiring these on her blog, and I'm so happy to now have one of my own!
Doreen gave us some of her delicious chocolate-dipped walnut biscotti.
 Soooooo yummy! 
My gift to the ladies was a little carton of brown sugar and walnut rugelach. 

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Do you live in the NY area?
Are you planning to visit?
I'd love to meet you, too!


  1. I read about your visit with Doreen the other day on her blog and she mentioned your rugelach...I commented that I still have that printed out and need to see what ingredients I might not have here..I think I just need the cream cheese.

  2. That is awesome! Looks and sounds like ya'll had a wonderful visit! Love the little blog! Great pictures! ~Rhonda

  3. This is so exciting, Amy! I've been away from blogging recently so have not caught up with Doreen yet but how nice that you got to meet face to face. One thing about bloggers meeting is that you never feel like strangers, just friends who finally get to meet.

  4. How fun to have so many wonderful bloggers live near you so you can all meet up. Love you all and how sweet to meet in person.

  5. It was so much fun to meet you all Amy! I think the idea of doing it once a year is a good one. And if I may, I'd like to put an order in for more of those rugelach! lol

  6. How nice! I'm hoping to get to Chicago soon to meet some blog friends from there :-)

  7. Hi Amy, I haven't written my post about us meeting yet. I'm still happy that we did. I never thought I'd get a chance to meet the people I chat with bond. We all absolutely did and it was a joy. Happy to see that Doreen is up to doing this once a year.

    The cookies both of you made were gone in no time flat. Your Rughla was the BEST we ever had. My order is in.

    Love making flower pots with transfers and making them for special people is even better.

    I'm following some of the bloggers you mentioned, thanks.


  8. Hi Amy,
    Thanks so much for mentioning our meets ups we had. It looks like you all had fun and enjoyed your meet up too! Meeting blog friends is the best and so much fun.
    I hope you have a lovely week.
    Julie xo

  9. That's so great that y'all got to meet each other in person! If I ever come to NY (or NJ) I will let you know. If anyone can give someone a proper tour of NY, it would be you!

  10. Oh Amy it is my desire to meet in person blogger friends that have embraced my heart. Lucky you, I am sure it was a meeting and event that graced your heart. In April John and I will finally meet Doré from Burlap Luxe in CA. Doré mentored me into blogging and then in the summer on a European vacation we are heading to Hamburg Germany to spend some time with Méa from Méa's Vintage, Amazing how many bond in Blogland - I say it's magical.

  11. How fun for all!! I would be so nice to meet the ones I follow!! Have a wonderful week!!

  12. Love your photos. What great fun meeting blog pals. You all look good too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  13. How wonderful that you have met so many bloggers in person. That is just wonderful. Bloggers are indeed a wonderful group of people. xo Diana

  14. When we get around to coming back to NY city, I will be contacting you. I would love to have a girls get together!

  15. I will let you know the next time I'm going to be there. I love N.Y. You let me know when you can squeeze in a visit to Texas.

  16. How fun!! So neat the way we all make connections. ;)

  17. It's wonderful that you got to expand your blogging friendship by meeting in person. I'm sure great stories and laughter filled the air and time passed quickly.
    Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters

  18. Oh what fun!!! I would love to meet you someday - perhaps you'll come to the Great White North someday?

  19. I can only imagine how much fun you gals had. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall or better yet, part of the get together ;)


  20. Sounds so good, and such fun.
    Thanks for sharing and I love your photo too.

    All the best Jan

  21. Sounds so good, and such fun.
    Thanks for sharing and I love your photo too.

    All the best Jan

  22. How nice that you got to meet. You all look like to had a wonderful time. It is always special to meet other bloggers. We are such a small community here in NJ and NY. I am actually meeting Julie this Saturday in NY. It would be great to set up a meet and greet with bloggers in NJ too. Last weekend I had the chance to meet Yvonne of Stoneglable as well as a few more bloggers from PA. Let's try to set something up in the future.



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