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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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. […]More Info
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. […]More Info
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, […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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. […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 branched […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 the […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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, […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
Dena tote pattern: free! Sew this awesome bag in a breeze
I love a quick and easy sewing project with a ton of style and this DIY is no exception! Using high quality fabrics and hardware, this tote can be casual or sophisticated. It’s perfect for any occasion, from a stroll through the farmer’s market to dinner with your main squeeze! Gather: Heavy Duty Thread 1 […]More Info
A Big NYC Fashion Week Debut! Allison Mitchell hits the runway
Allison Mitchell to Show Spring/Summer 2016 Collection at NYFW NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2015 – Best known for her oversized clutches, Allison Mitchell handbags are crafted from animal skins and hides from around the world. Lined in seasonal picks from the designer, the minimalist brand offers a polished, deconstructed look that makes a statement […]More Info
Oprah first TV show FLOPPED
One of my “virtual” mentors, and someone I admire a great deal, Sarah Shaw of Entreprenette, just shared this with me and I HAD to share it with all of you! Believe it or not, one of the richest women on the planet, Oprah Winfrey, has had her fair share of failures in her life.For […]More Info
This is pretty much all I’ve got right now… a personal blog
This is pretty much all I’ve got today…. No matter how many deaths that I die I will never forget No matter how many lives that I live, I will never regret There is a fire inside of this heart And a riot about to explode into flames Where is your God? Where is your […]More Info
Branding 101 with Goosie: Part 1
Branding… it’s the buzz word you need to know. Some people know I’m all tatted up and you MIGHT naturally assume the “branding” I’m talking about is the alternative body modification gaining popularity in underground culture, but nope… I’m not. LOL. 😉 Here’s the dealio, I’m talking biz here, my friends. Branding in business has always […]More Info
I breathe words: The River Is Everything
Last night I watched the timeless pop cult classic Almost Famous and in the beginning moments, I realized how much I associated with the main character William. I have always been a writer, ever since 3rd grade, and my teacher (Props to Mrs. Krupa!) encouraged me to enter the Young Author’s contest… and I won. […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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. […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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” […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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