WELCOME to the Take Joy Society. We are a group of ladies who first met because of our love of Tasha Tudor's art and lifestyle. We are broadening our focus to include other artists/writers/people of interest who embody Tasha's philosophy to Take Joy in all the good that life has to offer. Here you will find a record of our get-togethers and resources to help you see that the gloom of the world is but a shadow so that you, too, can Take Joy!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

❤️ of the Home - August

❤️❤️A monthly post dedicated to Susan Branch❤️❤️

Growing herbs is fun because you can grow them in pots near your kitchen door. . . .

Susan Branch offers these recipes that use fresh herbs and flowers. . . .

Doesn't it look beautiful. . . .

photo:  Susan Branch

Here are more Summer fruit recipes to enjoy. . . .

Ice Cream is definitely a good idea any time of day or night.  This looks like a great drink for children AND adults. . . .

August is a big birthday month. . . .

The 5th would have been Susan's dad's 94th birthday.  You can read Susan's birthday card to him on what turned out to be his last birthday.

Joe Hall celebrates his birthday on the 14th.  You can read about Joe's Birthday Party from a few years ago.

Susan always puts Julia's Child's birthday, the 15th, on her calendars as well as Tasha Tudor's on the 28th.

Tasha Tudor loved Corgis so Susan made a Corgi bookmark, in honor of Tasha, that you can print out HERE.

In 2014 I hosted a 99th Anniversary Tasha Tudor Birthday Party.  You can read about it HERE.

Summer Days can get quite hot in our part of the country.  When the temperatures soar and the humidity rises it is a good time to stay inside, if you have air conditioning.  Indoor projects, such as Susan's legacy box, can be a fun way to while away the time.  You can read about her Legacy Boxes on her blog.  Here is one of the items she put in it. . . .

I have started Legacy Boxes for my grandchildren.  I will put Susan's lovely calligraphed quote in mine, too.

 Most schools start before Labor Day weekend now.  Vacations are over.  Shopping for school supplies and clothes are the order of the day.

Were you sad to see summer end when you were a child?  As a parent did you look forward to September?

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 ❤️Take Joy❤️


  1. Love, love, love ... had forgotten about that post for Blog Daddy's birthday. So special. I miss his comments in her posts <3


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