One Skein Project: Free Snow Drops Mod Scarf from Left In Knots
I was tickled to see this adorable scarf on the internet, and even more thrilled to see the pattern was FREE from the amazing Left In Knots. This would be SUCH a great gift for someone. I love the tappered into tassle ends, the ombre coloring is so fun too! Of course, you can choose […]More Info
10 Entrepreneurs Share Their Top Picks For a Dream Mentor
Entrepreneurship and mentorships are often seen as going hand-in-hand. Business mentors are as old as concept of entrepreneurs themselves. From Oprah and Maya Angelou to Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, famous mentorships have a powerful impact on the lives of entrepreneurs. Having a strong figure in your life to help steady you through the currents […]More Info
Letters to my Autistic Daughter: The first 5 years
Dear Kayla, It is hard for me to believe you are 21 years old today, as your Mom I look back and wonder where the time has gone. It seems like just yesterday you were in my belly and we were filled with anticipation and happiness that you would soon make your appearance in the […]More Info
86-Year-Old Man Learns to Knit to Make Hats for Preemies
As a preemie myself (born 2 months early) and as a mom of a preemie (born at 35 weeks) I HAD to share this story!! By ELIZA MURPHY14 hours agoGood Morning America More than 300 preemie babies in the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta are sleeping more cozily thanks to the efforts of an […]More Info
Drawing Inspiration from the Greatest Generation: lessons learned from a simple coffee cup
I thought I’d be nostalgic this morning, my papa was an incredible man who loved me unconditionally and taught me to believe in myself~ he was in the Army Corps of Engineers in World War II and he saw 3 theaters of the war (North Africa, Italy & France) ~ He built bridges & roads […]More Info
Parenting: Nobody Said This Was Gonna Be Easy, Parenting a Protester
When I was 16 I was a total rebel. The high school made a rule that students were no longer allowed to wear yellow/gold & black colors together because they wanted to thwart efforts by one of the active gangs, the Latin Kings. Those were their colors and many members were wearing those colors to […]More Info
Veteran’s Day Roundup of Free Food for you!
Businesses and restaurants are honoring veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11 with specials and freebies for active duty and retired military personnel. From big chain restaurants to coffee and donut shops, here are some food establishments that will giving something a little extra special this Veteran’s Day. Ready to take advantage of the offers? Don’t forge […]More Info
New Laws May Affect Your Small Business Even If It’s An Online Business
(These new laws may affect your business, they are not applicable in all 50 states. Check with your state to see if these new laws apply to you. This blog post is not intended in ANY WAY to serve as legal advice, Goosie Girl is merely passing along information she received, please just check into […]More Info
You are ENOUGH
I am all about empowering other women, and building them up. Lord knows this world has all but torn us down long enough! When I found this tee from Cents of style I wanted to share it with all of you: Isn’t it GREAT? It’s on sale and I’ve secured a free shipping deal for […]More Info
Etsy’s Top 6 Tips to Boost Traffic to Your Shop
(Re-blog courtesy of Etsy’s Seller Handbook) 6 Ways to Boost Traffic to Your Etsy Shop Learn how to get more of the right traffic that leads to sales by using these marketing tips and strategies from experienced sellers. BY KATY SVEHAUG JUL 19, 2016 Tweet Pin It Photo by Always Rooney Prints Whether you’re looking […]More Info
1st Day of School Fun with Goosie Girl
I am a back to school nerd, I LOVE it~ I must admit! Not because my kiddos go back to school and are finally out of my proverbial hair, I swear… lol… but because it’s another day to CELEBRATE!! I love making ordinary days special for my kids! I love any reason to have a […]More Info
Back to School Giveaway! Win a North Face Hoodie and a Keurig
Here are two back to school giveaways I wanted to let all of my readers know about today! You can’t win if you don’t play my friends. Who doesn’t love North Face and Keurig? Two of my faves!! My keurig isn’t working so you will have some STIFF competition on this one from me, personally!! […]More Info
Bringing it Back to our Soil: Made in America
Goosie Girl has long been an advocate for small American business, we have been a part of the handmade maker movement and the custom boutique community for almost twelve years. We fully support momprenueurs, woman-owned, family derived, and local business. We have reported on the fact that it is increasingly more and more difficult for […]More Info
Flower Child Revisited
The 70’s are back they tell me… at least in the way of fashion. Everything old is new again, we all know fashion recycles itself every few decades and the era of burning bras, free to be you and me, women’s liberation and self-expression is hitting the runway once again. I’ve always felt a kindred […]More Info
Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should: Boutique Photography Part 2
There are hundreds upon hundreds of reputable photographers everywhere you look, some who focus on our little niche of the world of boutique and the handmade world, some who do newborn sessions, product photography, family sessions, weddings and more. You can find them all over the internet, down Main Street USA and in nearly every […]More Info
Just because you can, Doesn’t mean you should: Boutique Photography Pushing the Envelope
“Art should comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable” – Banksy The age old question… When is art, art? and when does it push the limits to not being art, but something else? When is it exploitation, or offensive, on the outskirts of inspiring lewd acts, or when is it soft core pornography? or when […]More Info
Managing Your Brand
The first side of the “triangle” in brand management is customer perception, and that includes the way you convey who and what your brand is. Branding as an action term can be illustrated, allowing us to clarify how each vital aspect and component of branding dovetails together with the others. Just as an engineer must […]More Info
Get $300 in Free Accessories from Stella & Dot
**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Fall is just around the corner, and it’s time to be thinking about transitioning your wardrobe to reflect the change of seasons. Stella & Dot is a wonderful way to accessorize and carry yourself seamlessly […]More Info
Looking Cool for School: Goosies Handmade Roundup
Goosie’s Back To School Round Up For your little monsters…or MOMs heading back to school! Email (ks_angel_girl at yahoo dot com) or Direct message my pal, Wendy when you click on the pic. They are available in a variety of sizes for your shopping convenience: Infant $15, Child $18, Adult $22. AND the awesome thing […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
[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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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” […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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: BlackFri40More Info
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, […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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
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