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Summertime and the exploring is easy!

  **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Now that you’re more familiar with Cricut Explore One™, Cricut Explore Air™ and Cricut Design Space™, it’s time to chat about some of the really neat things you can create when you put it […]

Delivering EXACTLY what you want every month

Wouldn’t it be awesome to open your mail every single month only to find exactly what you want in the way of beauty essentials? There is a beauty box program I have found and fallen head over heels in love with. It’s not a surprise, you don’t get random left over cosmetics that no one […]

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How your confidence and income are related

written by Gary Chappell of the Napoleon Hill Foundation Sometimes a simple story is the very thing we need to help us elevate ourselves to higher levels of confidence and accomplishment. So I want to share a true story that might help elevate you. I can confirm this is a true story because I know […]

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Summertime and the exploring is easy!

  **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Now that you’re more familiar with Cricut Explore One™, Cricut Explore Air™ and Cricut Design Space™, it’s time to chat about some of the really neat things you can create when you put it […]

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Delivering EXACTLY what you want every month

Wouldn’t it be awesome to open your mail every single month only to find exactly what you want in the way of beauty essentials? There is a beauty box program I have found and fallen head over heels in love with. It’s not a surprise, you don’t get random left over cosmetics that no one […]

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How your confidence and income are related

written by Gary Chappell of the Napoleon Hill Foundation Sometimes a simple story is the very thing we need to help us elevate ourselves to higher levels of confidence and accomplishment. So I want to share a true story that might help elevate you. I can confirm this is a true story because I know […]

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The Truth is Out….I am NOT Wonder Woman

As much as I wanted to try and keep it under wraps and maintain the facade.. the truth has spilled out, like canned peaches onto an elementary school lunch tray. The truth is out… I am NOT Wonder Woman. I know, I know… I had most of you fooled for a while there! Everyone thought […]

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Good and Beautiful Indeed

Good And Beautiful… is the literal French to English translation of the name “Belle Et Bonne”. Belle et Bonne is a private label jewelry design business founded by creative powerhouse, Hilary Barbour. Her designs can generally fall into the genre of bohemian chic with classic elegant touches. Each piece is individually hand-crafted. Every single stone […]

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Adidas End of Season Sale!! Don’t Miss It!

If you’re a busy mom like me, your kidlets are probably involved in some sort of sports activities over the summer break. Both of my boys are involved in football camps and since they’ve both hit growth spurts, I was very happy to find out that Adidas was having an end of season sale that […]

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The BEST Do It Yourself Crafting Tool Since The Sewing Machine

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Want the ability to easily make a personalized wedding gift or perhaps some unique home décor? Then you might find Cricut electronic cutting machines to be the best DIY crafting tool since the sewing machine. […]

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For all you Disney freaks

Disney’s powerful marketing force: social media moms LOS ANGELES | BY LISA RICHWINE Chief executive of California-based social and educational group for parents Club MomMe Rachel Pitzel poses for a picture at her home in Playa Vista, California, June 10, 2015. Wendy Wright is a home-schooling mother of two, a prolific blogger and a self-described […]

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Teddy said it best… or… WTF is wrong with us?!

“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards” ~Theodore (teddy) Roosevelt This is one of those rare, albeit important type of blogs I write. I may need to create a special “category” of posts called “Rants and Vents” since these types […]

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Your life is not complete until you own at least one of these amazing summer finds!

Your life is absolutely NOT complete until you own at least one of these amazing summer finds! Goosie loves discovering new products and to officially kick off the summer outdoorsy season, I found it only fitting to share my discoveries with you… some of these are actually attainable, others are for those of you sitting […]

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Now you can SELL on Pinterest and Instagram: Here’s how!

Popular social media sites Pinterest and Instagram have announced plans to debut “Buy It” and “Shop Now” buttons in a bid to maximize their advertising potential. Fans of the online pin board can now buy products they see on Pinterest by simply tapping on a blue “Buy” button that can be seen beside the “Pin It” […]

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This is for all you white girls…

Most of my readers are aware, after 7 years of blogging, most of my posts on this blog are not personal;  as a matter of fact, I kinda make it a point NOT to post personal stuff on my blog. However,  I’m on a little vacation, from creating and designing~which means,  I’m taking a small […]

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Bait and Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope Part 7

Welcome back to our blog series: Bait and Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope , this is installment #7.  You can find parts 1-6 at these links, please read them in order: Here are the links:  (Part 1): http://bit.ly/1Iwphdm  (Part 2): http://bit.ly/1L3VTZV  (Part 3): http://bit.ly/1LbP3lp  (Part 4): http://bit.ly/1GELAMe (Part 5) : http://bit.ly/1FRZ8TS  (Part 6): http://bit.ly/1KI1QOY So…in the last installment, we explored WHY […]

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Bait And Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope Part 6

Welcome back to our blog series: Bait and Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope , this is installment #6.  You can find parts 1-5 at these links, please read them in order: Here are the links:  (Part 1): http://bit.ly/1Iwphdm  (Part 2): http://bit.ly/1L3VTZV  (Part 3): http://bit.ly/1LbP3lp  (Part 4): http://bit.ly/1GELAMe (Part 5) : http://bit.ly/1FRZ8TS In the last 5 parts we’ve explored Etsy’s roots, […]

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Bait And Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope Part 5

Welcome back to our blog series: Bait and Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope , this is installment #5.  You can find parts 1-4 at these links, please read them in order: Here are the links:  (Part 1): http://bit.ly/1Iwphdm  (Part 2): http://bit.ly/1L3VTZV  (Part 3): http://bit.ly/1LbP3lp  (Part 4): http://bit.ly/1GELAMe Yesterday, in our Installment #4, we explained that in Oct. of […]

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Bait and Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope : Part 4

Welcome back to our blog series: Bait and Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope , this is installment #4.  You can find parts 1-3 at these links, please read them in order: Here are the links:  (Part 1): http://bit.ly/1Iwphdm  (Part 2): http://bit.ly/1L3VTZV  (Part 3): http://bit.ly/1LbP3lp This series of blog posts, co-written by Kayla and Goose,  is focusing […]

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Bait and Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope : Interim Post

  Author’s note: We are truly Sorry for the delay between the 3rd and 4th installment of the Blog series, Bait And Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes a Slippery Slope. We’ve been dealing with some stuff in our personal lives:  sickness, family issue etc. and I’ve been helping with these posts and time got away from us. […]

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Bait and Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope : Part 3

We continue our series : Bait and Switch: When Moral High Ground Becomes a Slippery Slope, Part 3. Summary of Parts 1 & 2: In the last 2 parts we explored Etsy’s beginnings and excitement as the fledgling company got off the ground in 2005, and grew exponentially in 2006/2007/2008~they marketed and promoted the venue […]

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Bait And Switch: An Investigation Into When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope : Part 2

Continuing our investigative blog series (Intro and Part one were blogged earlier this week). Bait And Switch: An Investigation Into When Moral High Ground Becomes a Slippery Slope: Part 2   #Etsy #handmade #diy #smallbusiness #businessethics #ethics #socialmedia #blogging #guestblogger #goosiegirl #customboutique #venue #marketplace #supplyanddemand #handmadeology #artisan #crafts #arts #craftivism #forums #sewing #sewists #quilting #online […]

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Bait And Switch: An Investigation Into When Moral High Ground Becomes A Slippery Slope : Part 1

“A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools. It is a traditional main sector of craft, and applies to a wide range of creative and design activities […]

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Bait and Switch, An Investigation Into When High Moral Ground Becomes a Slippery Slope : Introduction

    Preface: We’re about to create a series of blogs in which we will pull out from our arsenal of sources, historical facts, our own longevity and the fact that we’ve been around the block a few times. We’ve (Goosie Girl) stood the test of time, and have been in the custom boutique and handmade communities […]

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You’re a Sell Out: A Foreshadowing of Things To Come

What does this Reel Big Fish Video and a very popular venue where small independent businesses sell their wares have in common??? Stay tuned on Monday as we explore this IMPORTANT topic affecting thousands of crafters, artisans, and creators in the United States. We’re launching an in-depth blog series about how a venue, who once stood upon […]

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And The Big Things Will Take Care of Themselves

Sitting in for Goose Kayla from Killin’ It With Coupons Don’t overlook small details. Remember that the universe and all that is in it are made from tiny atoms. There is an old expression that says, “If you take care of the little things, the big things will take care of themselves.” It’s another way […]

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It’ll all come out in the wash — B and N Laundry — Mom Owned Business Gives Back to National Kidney Foundation

Sitting in for Goose: Admin K B and N Laundry, a mom-owned, independent small business is making big news this week! Every Bag of Laundry Detergent B & N Laundry sells, .50 cents goes back to the National Kidney Foundation. If you’ve been following them on their r social media sites, you know that we’ve launched our partnership with the […]

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The greatest casualty is being forgotten: our nation’s heroes are homeless, suffering, and need our help

    Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is committed to taking a holistic approach to honoring and empowering this generation of injured service members and their families. This spring, we are reinforcing that commitment through our STEP UP initiative, and we want you to step up with us! Goosie Girl has been actively involved with Wounded […]

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Terms of Endearment… or You BETTER not call me “Bae” LOL.

Terms of Endearment… or You BETTER not call me “Bae” LOL. As a natural born writer, I’m always fascinated by language and the emotion it can evoke within either the person using it, or the person it is intended to pertain to. Several years ago, I read a book called The 5 Love Languages: The […]

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You have a story waiting to be told… I know you do! Tour De Force of Creativity awaits

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.   So last week I shared a bit of the Blurb story and how they came to unleash the power of self-publishing. But Blurb is actually way more than a self-publishing platform. They are really […]

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What do Coachella, Miley Cyrus and MY child all have in common?

What do Coachella, Miley Cyrus and MY child all have in common? Morphsuits, of course! What is a morph suit? It’s a stretchy one-piece nylon/spandex costume which hugs the wearer’s silhouette flawlessly.  The original “Morphsuit” is blue…  However, the company began branching out from the traditional morphsuits (solid colors) to morph costumes, I am in […]

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I really don’t give a rat’s ass: One mom’s commitment to NOT having that beach ready body!

Deep Thoughts With Goosie: I’m seeing all these “get beach body ready” and funny memes with chubby little babies saying things referring to not being ready for swimsuit season and beach time… I want to make an honest confession, ever since middle school I have had a horrible body image, I never realized I had […]

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Where is the panic button? BIG changes coming Tuesday to Google

It’s time people!! It’s time to take mobile friendliness VERY serious if you have a website or blog!! There are some ginormous changes coming to the blogosphere (and internet in general) on April 21st (YEP, that’s THIS Tuesday…EEEKS!!!) . Will you be ready for it? Never before has there been such a huge change implemented […]

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I didn’t know Blurb could do ALL THAT?!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. You may also see the FTC disclosure page dedicated to this topic on the goosie girl blog if you like. Like many great companies before it, Blurb was actually started by accident. In the early […]

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Tax Day Deals and Freebies Part Deux

And the hits just keep coming! We’ve rounded up quite a few more deals and freebies for you guys today! Most of these deals are in effect TODAY (4/15/15) only~ unless otherwise noted! Save 45% at Cafe Press on Custom Tees, Gifts, Bags, Home Decor (use code Return2me at checkout) Goosie Girl Save 25% on […]

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Announcing Captain Silly Pants

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. You may also see the FTC disclosure page dedicated to this topic on the goosie girl blog if you like. If ever there was an adorable name, it’s this one! Captain Silly Pants… HA! That […]

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Tax Day Deals and Freebies Part One

There are several places offering great FREE food, treats and deals on Tax Day! (Including a coupon code for MY Etsy shop!) Goosie Girl Save 25% on ANY order from our Etsy Shop~use code TAXDAY at checkout Beef O’ Brady’s – Get 15% off your entire bill (participating restaurants) Boston Market – Buy One Meal […]

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Lace all up in your face

  The “it” trend for Spring/Summer of 2015 is… you guessed it… LACE! Lace often times conjures up mental images of doilies and curtains at Grandma’s house, but done RIGHT it can be one of the MOST romantic and appealing fabrics on women. The draping and detail can make or break a lace garment~ I KNOW..I bought […]

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40% off Shoe Labels & Preschool Shoe Labels for Goosie Girl Blog readers

40% off Shoe Labels & Preschool Shoe Labels **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Just a reminder that you only have a few more days to take advantage of Mabel’s Labels birthday deal – 40% off Shoe Labels AND 40% off […]

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Cinnamon Praline French Toast Bake Recipe

Someone’s in the kitchen with Goosie! This has long been a favorite way of mine to spoil my family. The house smells heavenly while it’s baking, and it’s also a great way to use “day old” bread too! Cinnamon Praline French Toast Bake Ingredients: 8-10 Slices of Thick Bread (italian, french, etc) 6 Eggs 1/4 Cup […]

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The Ballad of Bullseye: A Tale from Mommy Land

Real Life with Goosie… The most expensive hamster in the history of time!  The kids were little, and I thought it would be a great idea to get them a small pet to help teach them responsibility, and we were homeschooling and I thought this would tie in nicely to the unit we were teaching […]

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What’s A Girl To Do? 3 Simple Things You Can Do Today to Raise Your Daughter’s Self Esteem

Let’s face it, the climate of today’s society is somewhat hostile towards young women’s self esteem; raising strong girls is a difficult task. Our girls are bombarded every single day with digitally enhanced images of rail thin fashion models and unattainable body images everywhere: from billboards to magazines to television and film. Impossibly thin body images […]

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10 Things I know FOR SURE

1. I will never be tall, no matter how hard I try. 2. Coffee makes me poop. 3. I love my kids (infinity times a bazillion) 4. I dig tattoos 5. The drunk me, makes the sober me do really stupid shit. 6. There is a brotherhood I know, in which the members (past and […]

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Announcement: Website Closed to New Orders

Hello! Thanks for visiting the Goosie Girl blog, at the present time, we are CLOSED to new ebook/pattern orders due to unforeseen medical issues.  We will be open in about 3-4 weeks again.  In the meantime, if you’d like to order an ebook, please visit our etsy shop for convenient instant download of our entire […]

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And so it begins…. Goosie Girl’s Waist Training Journey using the NuTrim Corset System

Let The Waist Training BEGIN!!!! I’ve been doing this for about 10 days…and as humiliating as it is for this out of shape mama to post these pictures… I’m blogging with honesty about the progress I’m making. ( I had to take a brief hiatus when I got sick because I was coughing horribly) What I’m […]

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It’s time to air our dirty laundy!

We all have dirty laundry…Yes we do. But that’s not the kind I’m referring to….Nope…  not the secretive, gossip-laden type that phrase may conjure up in your mind~ the genuine, figurative, for REALS dirty laundry. If  you live in my home, and walk in my shoes, and stand at the wheelhouse and attempt to steer this […]

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Sew With Me Saturday~ American Girl Strapless Princess Gown Tutorial

This is an excellent tutorial on how to make a zip up, strapless gown for an 18″ or American Girl doll. Custom American Girl doll clothing & accessories are trending in a big way right now, so I thought this tutorial would be perfect to share with my readers. (I do not own this pattern, […]

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Easy & Fun Mini Canvas Faux Chalkboard Day of The Week Magnets Tutorial by Goosie Girl

How to Make Easy & Fun Mini Canvas Faux Chalkboard Day of The Week Magnets Tutorial by Goosie Girl     I am in dire need of getting more organized around the house, I am being over run by papers and I can’t stand it anymore. I got this idea while strolling through the craft aisle […]

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Getting To Know You: Schuyler Brown of SeaPlane Shirts. Designer of the Month, Jan. 2015

Each month during this brand spanking new year, Goosie will be featuring a designer I feel you absolutely MUST know about. It is only natural that I kick off 2015 with a super fun & interesting creative powerhouse of a man. He impressed me the moment I ran across him; and I couldn’t wait to learn more […]

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Random Acts of… Candy ?

THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IS HERE!!!! It’s Random Acts of Candy Time at Mamie’s Toffess & Treats in suburban Oswego, Illinois! This year it is going to be bigger and better than ever! This year, Mamie’s Toffee is looking for a Consummate Volunteer. We all know that one person who is always giving of their time […]

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Artist Feature: Tyler Toliver~Marine or Musician, or Both? You make the call.

We here at the Goosie Girl blog support all types of artists, whether in the area of fashion, comedy, design, or music. We love introducing our readers to new or up and coming artists and we believe Tyler Toliver is one to watch! and HELLOOOO… he’s not too hard on the eyes either ladies! haaa! […]

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