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Prince, the consumate entrepreneur

His music had an enormous impact on individuals and artists and will for generations to come, whether they realize it or not.  His artistry had the ability to unite people of all races and bring a unique and beautiful clarity to the fact that we really aren’t so different from one another.  But, as news stories abound about […]

When Opportunity Comes Knocking!

When opportunity comes knocking…it’s usually a good idea to open the door! lol! Stella & Dot is offering an amazing business opportunity throughout the rest of April for new stylists that you will not want to pass up! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking […]

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I Am EVERY Woman : Goosie Gets REAL

Today, March 8, 2016 is International Women’s Day… How will you mark the day? Typically, We as women, are *supposed* to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women…and the best way I know how to do that is to write from my own experience. ————————————————- If you haven’t heard about it, Kylie […]

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Prince, the consumate entrepreneur

His music had an enormous impact on individuals and artists and will for generations to come, whether they realize it or not.  His artistry had the ability to unite people of all races and bring a unique and beautiful clarity to the fact that we really aren’t so different from one another.  But, as news stories abound about […]

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When Opportunity Comes Knocking!

When opportunity comes knocking…it’s usually a good idea to open the door! lol! Stella & Dot is offering an amazing business opportunity throughout the rest of April for new stylists that you will not want to pass up! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking […]

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I Am EVERY Woman : Goosie Gets REAL

Today, March 8, 2016 is International Women’s Day… How will you mark the day? Typically, We as women, are *supposed* to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women…and the best way I know how to do that is to write from my own experience. ————————————————- If you haven’t heard about it, Kylie […]

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The Goosie Manifesto: NOTHING happens by Mistake, but What NOW?!

What I believe to be true: There is nothing that happens by chance in this world. Everything happens for a reason.  The good, the bad, the happy, the sad, the awesome and the sucky… it all happens for a reason. Like a chain reaction, our lives are built upon one thing happening, leading to the […]

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Hustle: You either have it, or you DONT!

You have a vision… You have a goal…. You KNOW the means to the end… BUT how to do you get from point A to point B? You KNOW what you want… You’ve got your eye on the prize… But you don’t know how to make it happen… It doesn’t even matter WHAT the goal […]

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[curation] What every startup can learn from Uber – Fortune

The biggest indicator of a startup’s failure isn’t product-market fit. It is a lack of customers. My startup has already pivoted several times in the past year and eventually narrowed the focus to something that works. How did we realize we were finally onto the right idea? Customers. Big, important customers suddenly began to show […]

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Where does your loyalty lie?

Coming off Super Bowl Sunday I’ve made a few fairly profound observances, and I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little saddened by them. A great many people on social media are SO quick to share photos and infographics posted by celebrities, politicians, and sports teams, artists, and musicians… people they don’t personally know… often times, people […]

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dig the sound: Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers

Those of whom have been following this blog for any amount of time, know I am a HUGE fan of music and I pride myself on introducing you to obscure, and relatively unheard of musicians. I have a very eclectic taste in music, and I love discovering groups/artists that don’t fall on the “beaten path” […]

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Another Blog About Kim Kardashian’s Ass?!

This morning’s news is riddled with reports of a man being detained after breaching security at Taylor Swift’s home. TRUST ME…I know!!!! Not because, me and Tay talked on the phone this morning while I was on the way into the studio, although we totally could have, I mean, we’re tight, I’ve designed for her […]

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Cricut’s Mysterious Mystery Box . . . . WHAAAAT?!

What’s Inside Cricut’s Mysterious January Mystery Box? **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. What’s inside Cricut’s January Mystery Box? I would love to tell you, but that would ruin the surprise! However … I am willing to divulge a few bits […]

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5 tips for writing stellar product descriptions on Etsy

Guest Blog Post! Crafting item descriptions can feel like an art form in itself. Learn how to create listings that entice buyers and reflect your shop’s unique style. BY JULIE SCHNEIDER Originally posted: APR 8, 2014 Photo by Pen Felt Alluring photographs are critical to draw shoppers into an item listing. But, once browsers have […]

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Trending: Floppy Winter Hats on Sale Now at Cents of Style

Just because cooler temperatures are here doesn’t mean you have to put your love for floppy hats away! Snag these winter floppy hats and stay chic and keep that sun off your face. Cents of Style is having a fabulous sale on their winter floppy hats! I adore the style of the hats, and the […]

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Show Dog Picture Book Set Appeals: Introducing Kidz Entertainment!

An entertaining gift combo set from Kidz Entertainment hits the Goosie Girl blog today! Kidz Enertainment is a wonderful small company, founded and masterminded by Diane Baumann; and as my readers know I love women owned small businesses~ so I thought this was the ideal company to introduce you to today. Not to mention, the […]

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Rocking the Stocking with Gidgets and Gadgets

Groopdealz has a GRRRREAT flash Holiday sale going on right now, I handpicked a few of the items I found pretty cool and priced reasonably. These would make great gifts and stocking stuffers. These aren’t presents you’d find just anywhere… they’re pretty cool & unique. How great is this idea?! Boot dryers!! We all hate […]

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The hostess with the mostest: Holiday Party Favors, Supplies & Themed Party Items

Holiday Party Supplies: Hosting a party? We’ve got everything you need to spread the holiday cheer with these fun and unique party supplies. From novelty napkins to ugly sweater drink huggers, click the images or links below to discover a variety of original holiday party supplies to match your own unique style. Bring The Cheer […]

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Photo Christmas Cards, Invitations, and gifts: Save up to 50% at Tiny Prints: Cyber Monday Only

The BIG yearly sale at Tiny Prints is extended through tonight, cyber monday! Wooohooo!! Order your holiday cards, invitations, announcmeents, or photo gifts at Tiny Prints (a Shutterfly company) I have great news~ there is NO MINIMUM purchase on this code! So hurry! Click here to save 40% immediately with code: BlackFri40

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TOP Winter Trend : duck boots! Get the look for less

They might not be sleek, nor elegant but they’re HOT and trending right now! Fur lined duck style boots for all your winter meanderings! On Sale today at Jane for only $39.99 Get the look for less, why pay $109 , when you can save big and get the same look 🙂 http://bit.ly/1OqCWoq Rubber bottoms, […]

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Finding the perfect holiday party dress

  Are you on the search for the perfect holiday party dress? here is an amazing selection from Mod Cloth. If you’re not familiar with Mod Cloth, you need to be, they have the widest selection of hip , trendy & unique dresses. It’s an amazing site and I’m SURE you will find something you’re […]

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A match made in heaven: The Metropolitan Opera Costumes get new life thanks to designer, Clara Kasavina

Ever look at those fabulous outfits during a performance at the Met and dream of taking them home? Or just marvel at the opulence of the curtains and chandeliers and find your imagination taking flight? Dreams have become reality in an unexpected way. The Metropolitan Opera has teamed up with Clara Kasavina, the beloved fashion […]

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Boutique/Handmade Vocabulary Lesson : #1 with Professor Goosie

Inquiring minds want to know… What’s the difference between a designer and a vendor? Some of these rookies out here use this term interchangeably and I’m here to tell you … Ladies and Gentlemen, There is a difference, a BIG difference; and if you don’t know what the difference is, Goosie is glad to be here […]

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Sis Boom News

Have You Heard? Nostalgia is in stores NOW… Sis Boom‘s Fall 2015 fabric line, Nostalgia, is in a fabric store near you!  So run, don’t walk, and buy a few yards for an upcoming project. It’s already sold out at the factory level, which means when it sells out at your local fabric store or online, it’s […]

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Product Review: Cricut Explore Air, *THE* best crafting tool since the sewing machine. YES, I went there!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Want to be able to easily make pretty décor, personalized gifts, and fun cards for upcoming holidays? Then you need to treat yourself to a Cricut Explore Air™ — Cricut’s very popular electronic cutting machine. […]

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Let’s get to know Kendra Moreno of Kendra’s Unique Bowtique! Designer of the Month for October!

Kendra Moreno, born and raised in Lufkin Texas is making a name for herself in crafty circles. She offers handmade pretties for girls and boys as well. She is the sole designer & creative force behind the “Kendra’s Unique Bowtique” brand. She’ll be celebrating 5 years in business on November 20th and is going strong. […]

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Compassion, Fashion & Cocktails!

Compassion, Fashion & Cocktails Benefit This Thursday  Brings Together Chicago Community, Restaurants, and International Designers Zadig & Voltier to Benefit Israel Idonije Foundation  This Thursday, Oct. 29 hundreds of Chicagoans will be spending the night indulging in fashion and culinary delights for a good cause, with some of our city’s the most stylish people at Compassion, […]

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Emulating and Copying … There’s a difference and it ain’t pretty

“Watch the one ahead of you, and you’ll learn why he is ahead. Then emulate him.” ~Napoleon Hill There is a big difference in the design & art world of emulating, meaning following a business model in my opinion~ and emulating their designs. I’ve had plenty of people who have said to me “imitation is […]

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There’s a New Moon rising at Goosie Girl!

Goosie Girl is proud to announce, In 2016, we will be carrying an exclusive collection of  crystal jewelry created specifically for our clients by upscale designer, New Moon. Local Chicago Designer, Ashley Sesvold,  will bring her talent to the table next year as Goosie Girl’s new resident, crystal jewelry fabricator. “We’re really excited to bring […]

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What’s the skinny? Eye on Fashion Trends for Men for Fall /Winter 2015! Skinny Ties!

What’s hot in men’s fashion trends this fall? skinny ties and pocket squares… that’s what! “A well tied tie, is the first serious step in life” ~ Oscar Wilde Skinny ties have not only made a comeback they’re a full fledged fashion trend for fall 2015 heading into winter and spring of 2016 my friends. […]

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I love Goosie : Episode 1 : Candy Lipz: Does this thing really work?

It’s been a long running joke among myself , family,  friends and followers that I am deserving of my own reality television show , not because I do anything noteworthy or interesting; but just because my life is sometimes teetering on the brink of being so insanely unbelieveable that movie cameras mounted in and around […]

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Big Bucket o’ Zombies!

Are you looking for a fabulous non-food surprise for trick-or-treaters this year? Are you participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project? (not sure what the Teal Pumpkin Project is? take a peek at this previously blogged story on the Goosie Girl blog by clicking here: Teal Pumpkin blog post) . We’ve got a GREAT idea for […]

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WHO inspires Goosie? Let’s meet one of my inspirations: Jackie Rogers

Over the years Jackie Rogers couture collections have been dressing the world’s most powerful women & men, which utilizes materials people steer away from to create unique, timeless fashions. From blouses to pants to beautiful gowns, each piece is handcrafted in the New York showroom to ensure the quality of each individual piece. Worn by […]

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She was full of life and definitely not boring as f*ck

I will not lie… working a regular 9-5 gig… living a soccer mom, white bread suburban existence… rather die.   Don’t get me wrong… I CAN do that, I do it… and I do it well, BUT if that’s all there was to my life. I’d shrivel up, lie in the corner and just die. Side […]

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Young Aspiring Fashion Rebels Wanted: Fashion Designer Book Contest!

Every little girl at some point in their young life probably dreams of being a fashion designer. What’s not to love about the high glamour surroundings and the exciting lifestyle? not to mention the gorgeous clothes! I remember as a child, changing my dolls’ and barbies’ clothes over and over; switching up the pieces to […]

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The Teal Pumpkin Project: I challenge YOU to participate!

As a diabetic person I dread the upcoming Halloween season and the sugary dance of evil soon to engulf my household. It’s inevitable, with three kids there will be at some point between October 15- November 15 an ungodly amount of high fructose corn syrup, chocolate, nougat, bubble gum and other sources of a high gylcemic […]

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DIY Halloween Ideas with L’eggs tights!

Halloween is just around the corner, and to help you get ready, we’ve come up with a list of some of our favorite celebrity costume suggestions and how to recreate them with the new L’eggs Energy tights collection… which can be found for $7.99 or less at your local food, drug and mass merchandiser like CVS! Recreate Kim […]

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Don’t work for free under the guise that it is good publicity: it’s bad publicity

I love what I do. I am a natural born writer. I love to blog, I love to write and share my world with my readers. Goosie Girl ~still a blog going strong after 11 years of reviews, poignant feature stories and interviews, greeting readers with rants, reviews and raves while  working seamlessly with some […]

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Are you with a player? Here’s how to run and stay on your A-game

So you’re a lady who has eyes for a ladies’ man. You are certainly not the first, and you won’t be the last. The game is rough, that’s why you need to learn how to play it. It’s been said to master the game, you must act like a guy. This is totally false. You […]

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You have to push yourself, take risks and try something different… a man after Goosie’s own heart

Music is my life. If I was on a desert island and could only have one modern comfort, I’d choose music! I couldn’t live without it! I can’t work without it, I can’t celebrate without it, heck, I can’t even THINK without it. I love discovering or sharing artists whom are a little off the beaten […]

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Hello my name is Consuela or That’s NOT how This Works

Hello my name is Consuela I’m taking my cue from one of my blogging heroes, Scary Mommy I’m just going to shoot from the hip today and be as real as possible. Somedays the goal is not to be politically correct nor review the latest fashion trend while I blog, somedays is to observe trends […]

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Interesting Tidbits for you

*This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was perusing Gazelle‘s website the other day and came across a few tidbits that I thought you’d find interesting … Remember the Motorola RAZR? That was actually the first trade-in that Gazelle accepted. Shortly […]

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Miniature Couture!

If you have a special occasion approaching, I’ve got an amazing sale I found for my readers!! Be Mini Couture specializes in the TOP fashion labels and children’s wear… Versace for kids? oh yes!! it’s really a thing!! 🙂 I bet you didn’t know that MANY of the top designers for grown ups have also […]

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Super Simple and Earn some Ca$h!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing with you why you’d be wise to trade-in your old smartphone to Gazelle. It’s not only super simple, you’ll also earn cash in the process. But once […]

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Sticking my neck out… a personal blog by Goose

So for those of you that don’t already know, I don’t write about much personal stuff on the Goosie Girl blog~ however, I’ve been going through some rough stuff of late~ some physically rough stuff. I have a fairly serious neck injury at present and it needs to be fixed. 🙁 i.e. surgery is pending on […]

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Back To School Sale: Save 50% on all Craftsy Classes: Hurry Ending Soon

  This is the last chance for you to save HALF off the awesome and many varied classes Craftsy has to offer this autum season in their “Back To School” Fall Sale! If you didn’t know, Craftsy, is a do -it-yourself website offering patterns, classes, tutorials and ideas for the DIY crowd. We adore everything about […]

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Best Price Possible: Fund Your Own Phone Upgrade With Gazelle

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Get the best price possible on your iPhone 5s, 6, or 6 Plus and help fund your iPhone upgrade! Now through September 9th, Gazelle is giving you the opportunity to trade-in your iPhone 5s 6, […]

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What are YOU made of?

This month, haircare and skincare brand Carol’s Daughter introduces the #BornandMade campaign, a new movement that encourages every girl to be who they were truly born and made to be. It celebrates the brand’s authentic story “Born in Brooklyn. Made With Love” as it honors the diverse community of strong women who have been a […]

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Wild Dill: Products you will fall in love with and feel GOOD about

  It’s HARD to find adorable products you can truly feel GOOD about purchasing these days. I know of a great boutique specializing  in organic, fair trade and natural clothing and toys for little ones. It’s really difficult to find a place moms like me can shop and have a clean conscience  knowing I’m not hurting the […]

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From Goosie Girl’s : Why Didn’t I think of This Files! WraPurse! Genius!

  I just LURVE it when I can introduce my readers to an AWESOME new product that I can truly share with enthusiasm! One with so much enthusiasm in fact that I scratch my little blonde head and go, “now why didn’t I think of that?!” ~ This new product discovery is ingenious! The WraPurse […]

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Emerging Fashion Trend: From Subculture to Mainstream

While the Steampunk style has always been a popular counterculture fashion, there’s growing evidence that this industrial-Victorian style, which first emerged as a literary subgenre in the late 19th century, will grow to mainstream popularity among consumers in the coming months. The evidence? The Game Show Network is betting on Steampunk’s potential with the launch […]

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