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, February 29, 2016

Monday On My Mind 2. 29.16

So let me get this straight --
 I'm supposed to get rid of everything in my house 
that doesn't "spark joy?" 

There are some good tips in this book about the Japanese art of tidying up, 
but should I really toss my iron? 
My bathroom scale?
My dental floss?
 If you stop by, and I'm cleaning my house in an evening gown,
you'll know that I complied.
Oh, wait -- I'll have tossed the cleaning supplies, too.

Hmmm, maybe this is a good idea, after all. 


Can someone explain why everyone in Billions 
only wears gray or blue? 

What were the odds that I woul
run into my hairdresser at a restaurant,
when I was having 
The. Worst. Hair. Day. Ever?   


If you are me, the odds were very, very good.


Is it just me, 
or does this bird remind you of someone?

Actually, it's not just me...I asked Mr. and Junior Goo Shoes, 
and they guessed right away.



 No wonder I don't get anything done.


That's what's on my mind this Monday morning.

What's on your mind?

Friday, February 26, 2016

Best of the Weekend 2.26.16

Welcome to the weekend!
I feel guilty saying this, but even though I don't work anymore,
I still look forward to the weekends. 
I get to sleep, later...
take two days off from exercising...
sit in my bathrobe and read the paper...
enjoy multiple cups of coffee...  
and browse through all of the inspirational links 
here at Best of the Weekend  
Let's start this party! 


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!

Follow Cindy Eikenberg (Little Miss Celebration)'s board Best of the Weekend Features! on Pinterest.

Most clicked:

I happen to have an old flatware chest, 
and I'm going to do this! 

A few of my favorites from last week:

Chipotle Lime Shrimp and Quinoa Bowl - Meatloaf and Melodrama
I'm "bowled" over by all of the deliciousness in one recipe.

5-Minute Fire Roasted Salsa - Giggles Galore
I wish there was a diving board at the end of this bowl,
so I could plunge right in!   

Chest Makeover with Spray Paint - Savvy Apron 
I'm walking around the house with a can of spray paint  
looking for something to make over.
The dog looks nervous.

100 Reasons To Plan A Girls' Getaway Weekend Now - Teach Mama
You don't have to ask me twice -- who's in???

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Let's link up!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

DIY Mason Jar Wedding Centerpieces

Do you know anyone who is getting married in the near future?
I've got three weddings to go to in the next year --
one in a barn, one more traditional...
and the third is still in the planning stages.
Weddings are no longer cookie-cutter events,
but highly personalized to capture the personalities of the couples.   

When we got married, 
I thought we were breaking the mold

Friday, February 19, 2016

Best of the Weekend 2.19.16


Happy Friday, everyone!
Do you have big plans for the weekend?
We've got a few things going on here...
we're meeting my sister (aka, Aunt Goo Shoes) for a quick bite tonight;
getting together with friends tomorrow night at our favorite Chinese restaurant,

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Keep Calm and Dream On: Five Things I Do Before Bedtime

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Five Things I Do Before Bedtime | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Are you one of those people who falls asleep the minute your head hits the pillow?
Or, are you like me -- where bedtime means 

it's time for your brain to start doing mental aerobics?

I used to blame my inability to fall asleep on work stress,
but I don't have that excuse any more.
I just can't seem to turn off my brain,
and it can take hours before Mr. Sandman shows up.
 I've tried...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Today in New York City 2.16.16

Dreary, rainy day in the Big Apple. 
But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, 
when she needs to go in, and get her hair colored done.

All photos taken on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Best of the Weekend...Presidents, Hearts and Wisdom Teeth


Hello, and welcome to Best of the Weekend!
We get a two-fer holiday weekend here in the U.S. --
it's President's Weekend and Valentine's Day,
so hopefully, many of you have a nice, long weekend ahead.

We're going to be laying low

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chicken Teriyaki...and the Inter-Ethnic Food Marriage Debate

Chicken Teriyaki: Super-easy to  make. This has become one of my favorite recipes! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #buzzfeedfood #recipes

Do you believe that foods from different ethnic backgrounds 
can coexist in wedded bliss, within the same recipe?

Depending on your personal tolerance levels,
some mixed food marriages could truly be for better...or for worse.

How about guacamole ravioli? 
Pad Thai nicoise? 
General Tso's sauerbraten? 

I am completely open-minded when it comes to combining ethnic foods in recipes,
as long as the flavors and textures make sense together.