Goosie’s Top Twenty Theme Songs…

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If there was a movie to be made about my life, these songs would most likely comprise the soundtrack. I’m not trying to be dramatic~ but let’s face it, I’ve led a pretty effin’ full life thus far. Probably have encountered more adventures, heart ache, and funnnnnnn than most people. I’m lucky to still be around to compile this list of songs for my make-believe movie soundtrack~ LOL! C’mon you know you shook your head “uh-huh!” while you read that! After I finish this blog post, the only thing left to do is figure out the actress who will play me in the movie! ;) Some say Holly Hunter, Some Say Gwen Stefani or Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence, and then others say…Reese Witherspoon (this WILL be the topic of an upcoming blog post my friends! hehe).


In the meantime, let’s talk music. Music has been a HUGE… like… GINORMOUS part of my entire life.

Nope, I don’t and haven’t ever played any musical instruments with the exception of the recorfunmachineder, my Granny & Papa’s “Fun Machine” organ by Hammond. (don’t laugh, I was the entertainment at certain family gatherings… even though my Uncle Bud used to ask me everytime, “Do you know how to play “far away?” hehehehe. ) and even though it is in my attic as I type this, I have no desire whatsoever to bust it out and play a rhumba with drums for you~ although, I very well could. My instrument of choice, is my voice (haaa, that rhymed) . I love to sing, especially the blues and gospel~ and pretty much accompany anyone as a backup or alongside anything acoustic. I have also been known to play a mighty tambourine under pressure as well. What can I say… Music inspires me, music drives me, music relaxes and centers me. I dig all sorts of genres and can relate to just about any style of music. It speaks to my soul. I know that probably sounds cheesy as hell but it’s true~ LOL! My BFF is always teasing me when I post a song online because I always say, “This is totally my theme song, I could have written it!” ~ she says, “you say that about EVERY song!” ~~ well, truth of the matter is so many songs seem to be written about situations or from perspectives I can totally relate to, and it seems that they are my theme song! Dont’ hit the panic button just yet… no I’m not pulling a Charlie Manson thinking the Beatles wrote the “White Album” as a message just to me… it’s not like that at all. ;) It’s not about anything but music and what it does to my emotions, my soul and my heart.
So, Here’s the challenge, if YOU were to pick 20 songs to be on the box set of YOUR life story/movie, what songs would be on it? what would they reflect meaningful or meaningless(?) in YOUR life? Why would you choose the songs you picked? Comment up above my headshot, under the title and let me know!

So let’s get this party started…I give you my life, set to music… the Box Set ;)

Daughter ~ Pearl Jam

Fast Car ~ Tracy Chapman

Baba O’Reilly ~ “Teenage Wasteland”~The Who

Strong Enough~ Sheryl Crow

Sister ~ Dave Matthews

USMC Cadence

God Love Her ~ Toby Keith


This one is really funny, just fwd to 1:27 and pass the talking
In spite of ourselves ~ John Prine & Iris Dement

Acoustic #3 ~ Goo Goo Dolls

Beautiful Wreck

Ragged Company ~ Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Angel From Montgomery ~ Bonnie Raitt

Til I collapse ~Eminem

The Fighter~ Gym Class Heroes

Shine On ~ Eric Bibb

I’ll sing about Mine ~ Adam Hood

F*ckin Perfect ~ Pink

Diamonds on the Inside ~ Ben Harper

Love is my Religion ~ Ziggy Marley

It’s a Brand New Day~ Joshua Radin

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One of the most fun things about decorating your tree are the memories that your Christmas ornaments bring back.  It could be the year someone was born, from your wedding or even when you adopted your family’s best friend. I(I sure hope my pups aren’t reading this! hehe)
Here are some fun holiday ornaments that can be personalized to remember and celebrate this year.

Personalized hand painted angel:


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- Spread holiday blessings with personalized hand painted angel glass ornaments. Give as meaningful Christmas gifts for your nearest and dearest.

Blue Baby Boy ornament:


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Commemorate the new addition with his very own blue glass ornament that reads Baby Boy. Glitter accents in lime green and aqua along with the kelly green ribbon create a bright addition to the Christmas Tree.

Santa Claus in the Chimney Glass Ornament:


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Beautiful glass ornament in the shape of Chimney with Santa legs sticking up is elegantly painted and will look great on the tree and will also make you the hit of the ornament exchange!

Green Circular Friend Ornament With a Bow:


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A great gift for the friend in your life, this lime green disk glass ornament features aqua and green glitter accents and an aqua bow. Hangs on the tree using the attached hanger.

Green Santa Claus With Dangling Legs:


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Beautiful glass ornament expertly painted with glitter, accented with faux fur trim, a bell and holly is of Santa in a green coat and will look great on the tree and will also make you the hit of the ornament exchange!

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tinyprintsStill need Christmas cards that don’t suck?

Then you need to check out Tiny Prints, who are having their best sale of the entire year…but it ends today!

These aren’t cards you can buy at the store. These are aren’t generic or boring. You can completely personalize the cards, upload your own photos, change the font and text, and make the cards uniquely YOU.

The clock is ticking…it only takes a few minutes to create and send the perfect cards. Just follow these simple steps:

1. Choose from 100’s of Tiny Prints Holiday / Christmas card designs.
2. Add your photos and tweak the text to your liking.
3. Use the promo code CYBER40 to save 40% on your cards.

It’s not too late to send awesome cards that don’t suck & get them at an amazing price. Head on over to Tiny Prints now

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Whether it’s a private dinner for your close family or a huge blow out for your friends, the music and décor set the mood of the party. Luckily you don’t have to break your bank to celebrate this fun holiday. Here are some fun and festive decorations that will get everyone ready to celebrate.

Be Jolly Santa, Reindeer and Snowmen Pinwheels


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OMG!! How fun are these?! These delightful pinwheel decorations come in 3 styles, each a Christmas character including Santa, reindeer and a snowman. They will add a fun festive feeling to any holiday celebration. Embellished with silver glitter.

Colored Party Décor Kit:


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Put the perfect finishing touch on your holiday or birthday party decorations with this cute party kit. Everyone knows these are all the rage for awesome party decor, order a set & be the trendy host!

Personalized Holiday Triangle Themed Banner:


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Add a fun twist to your holiday party with a personalized themed banner; whether you hang it from your cubicle at work for the office party, or from your mantel at home, this is just the touch you need to make it a personalized celebration!

Holiday Tassel Garland


It’s not a party without a decorative paper tassel garland.
Comes in silver or other holiday colors to match pretty much any theme or color scheme!

Silver Snowflake Confetti:


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Why did this remind me of when Buddy the Elf decorates the customer service area of the department store in the movie Elf? LOLOLOLOL! Make the holiday season shimmer with Silver Snowflake Sparkle Confetti. Use these glitzy snowflakes to make holiday favors more festive or as table decor at your holiday soiree.

Ornament Place Card Holders:


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Let it snow this winter by celebrating with these bubbly mini snowflake ornament place card holders. After the party is over, your guests will not be leaving these favors behind. How perfect would these be for a “frozen” inspired holiday dinner party? Squeee… Heart them!

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It’s here! It’s here! The event we work all year to bring you is

finally here!!

It’s the SIS BOOM HOLIDAY SALE!

December 4th, 5th, and 6th from 9:00am – 5:00pm!

Additional details listed below! Will you be there? sisboomholiday14

FABRIC, ORNAMENTS & GIFTS GALORE
COME ONE COME ALL AND BRING YOUR BUDDIES!

 

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Goosie Girl is so pleased to present the 2nd annual cyber Monday Handmade Holiday Gift and Shopping Guide!

I’ve assembled some AWESOME gift ideas for those special people on your gift list this year~ from children, to teachers, to your Mom, to your best friend~ and the BEST part? they’re all HANDMADE by REAL PEOPLE. These are not mass produced items you’ll find at the local mall or big box department store. All of these items have been WELL thought out, designed and created with the utmost attention to the important details. They’ve also been created with all-out expert craftmanship. No corners have been cut as in mass-produced items. Do you know what goes into handmade items? a little piece of each maker’s heart and soul… that’s what!

I hope you enjoy the collection I’ve put together, please buy at least ONE handmade item this year, commit to supporting real people instead of corporate big wigs who are not in need of  yet another vacation home, or private jet… instead, support the makers, the creators, the artists who are putting food on their table, paying their light bills and put presents under their own tree for their loved ones! Put your shopping dollars where it REALLY matters and shop with intention this year!

Happy Cyber Monday & Happy Shopping


Just look at this lovely hoop ring~it sure would make someone on your shopping list super happy (I’d personally LOVE one in silver! Hint.. Hint…Santa…) ;)

Created by MickyAnn Handmdade Jewelry,  shown available in copper or silver.

It can be found with her other work here: Click here

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Waldorf inspired Cuddle Doll Millie by Polar Bear Creations
This is little Millie. Millie has the perfect size for small hands and would make a fantastic toddler doll
She is a 12″ cuddle doll made from all natural materials.Her body is made from cotton velour and cotton jersey knit and she is filled with soft clean sheep wool
 The face is embroidered and her hair is made from soft cotton wool.She is wearing a reversible cotton dress with velcro closure and also comes with a knitted wool hat and scarf. Price $85.50  Polar Bear Creations Etsy Shop  or see the Millie Doll On Etsy
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Featuring a real tree camo print monkey made from a Dolls and Daydreams pattern, available from Lockhart Trove.
It has a fleece tail that is attached to the body,a fleece hair tuft and a fleece face mask. His eyes, mouth and nose are hand embroidered on.
Standing about 18″ tall he has a fat head and is machine washable and dryer safe. He’s so cute~ snap him up at this link:
Beautifully display your loved ones’ names on this three-layer hand stamped necklace created byDelena Ciastko DesignsCrafted from Sterling Silver and accompanied by an 18” Sterling chain and your choiceof three Swarovski channel drop birthstones, This piece is made to order, so that each necklace is one of a kind!
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Organic Artisan Soap Basket.  Choose your 5 favorite herb infused, essential oil, vegan soaps.  All Nourishingly Natural Soaps are proudly Palm free, Soy free, Synthetic Fragrance Free.  Perfect for stocking stuffers, a gift for an appreciated teacher, your mom, grandma or best friend!
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The sweetest, handmade and originally designed clothing for your little girl’s best 18″ friend from Punky Fae. New items hitting her Etsy shop frequently!
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Hollywood Vintage Romper/Top Hat Set
This beautiful set is perfect for vintage style pictures, Christmas, Birthdays, Wedding events, Tea Parties or just to be pretty. Romper comes with straps, you can tuck them in like the picture if you prefer. By Adorned Creations Boutique
 Find it here: http://etsy.me/1HPqg5Z
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Handmade pillowcase dress in fabulous Happy Flappers fabric by Riley Blake Designs, fits up to 2T, Hand strung with satin ribbons to coordinate. Ready to ship to your little cutie today! From MyMamasSoCrafty
See it, as well as her other creations, HERE
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This sleeve is sized to fit any tablet sized 9.5″ x 7.5 or smaller, and measures 9.75″ x 7.50″. If you need a different size, please convo her on Etsy for availability!
It’s padded with batting, and will protect your screen from scratches and smudges.
See this fun & funky sleeve by clicking HERE
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This is a full sized backpack suitable for tweens, teens, and adults. It is fully lined, has 2 inner pockets and a velcro strip on the flap opening. The top ties shut with a cotton cord and then has a flap that goes over the strings. Bag is made of durable 100% cotton duck. It is machine washable and hang or lay to dry. If you use your dryer, the colors will fade. Can not be dry cleaned. The straps are adjustable from 21″ up to 36″ and has a hanging loop. The bag is 15″ tall and 14″ wide. The base is 9″ x 5″. Good and sturdy for school or trips.
Price is $43. 50 plus $6.00 shipping. Created & many more wonderful items available from
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Is your little girl a cowgirl at heart? She will love this dress from Thats So Addie;  featuring adorable cowgirl boots all over & accented with polka dots! You can wear the bow in the front or the back for a completely different look. This little dress is cute on its own on hot summer days and layered over a tee when the days get cooler. The bow pieces thread through a loop to give the look of a huge bow but without all the hassle!
View it on Etsy: http://etsy.me/1vYXkFI
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iPad Sleeve, iPad air sleeve, ipad mini sleeve, tablet sleeve, samsung tablet case, ipad case in Chains
This sleeve includes: *Grey chains fabric mixed with a pop of pink damask. See this darling sleeve by clicking HERE  *Lined with a soft cotton print.  *Sized to fit your tablet, choose a size from the drop down menu or leave a note at checkout as to which tablet you have. Also note the exact size if you have a cover or case attached L X W X D *Soft fleece padding in between the lining and outside fabric design. *Envelope style flap *Burlap Closure unless you leave a note otherwise *Fun Cotton print inside from OhKoey!
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Minkles!  Animal shaped blankies made out of minky fabric with taggies on the toes!  A taggie, lovie and blankie all in one cute package!  Get 15% off on EVERY regular sized ready to ship minkle on CyberMonday at www.spitties4kiddies.com!  You can also find us at www.facebook.com/spitties!
You chose the minky you like best~ and take 15% off on CyberMonday (today) 12/1/14
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Are you a fan of the wildly popular television show about zombies? CMBSenoia Originals newest shirt depicts a view from the upcoming 2nd half of the 5th season to air in February 2015. We are located just around the corner from the new corrugated metal fence that was installed in Historic Downtown Senoia (Woodbury) this summer; as well as online! Shirts available in black with white, black with hot pink, gray with navy, gray with black, and white with black. Adult sizes s-xl are $22, 2xl is $26. Youth sizes are $18. These prices do not include shipping.
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In Chelseas Pretty Things Etsy shop you will find a variety of items for all your little princess needs including loopy style boutique bows, rag style bows and flip flops, full tutus on crochet waists to fit up to 30 inches around at times, tutu dresses, petti style tutus, jewelry and occasionally a few samples of other items she creates: including embellished onesies and ruffle bloomers. This is just a sample of one of the Gorgeous Holiday Tutu Dresses I can create for your little princess!
Visit my Etsy shop to see all of my designs:
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This fabulous jewelry roll would make a perfect wedding or bridesmaid gift, or for any other woman in your life. It’s the perfect travel pouch. It features a clear vinyl zippered compartment, 6 pockets and one ring holder. Just put your jewelry in the various size compartments, roll it up, tie it and you’re off to the airport. It will make a fabulous Christmas gift as well!
It measures 19.5″w X 9.5″h when fully opened. This is a stock photo. Your jewelry roll will feature the same fabrics but placement may vary.
Organizer is ready to ship and will be mailed within 2 days of payment. From one of Goosie’s favorite’s Alligator Soup on Etsy
To see this item  CLICK HERE
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Unique Custom Couture Clothes and Bows for your little Prince or Princess.
Whether it’s bling, bows or a custom order, We look forward to the opportunity to add some Spice to your little Sugar
Find PRINCESS SASSY BRITCHES on Facebook by clicking HERE
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Classy and absolutely beautiful Custom Birth Announcement Pillows from Inspired by Ju
These original made to order keepsakes are 100% custom made.  Customers pick colors and style and it is designed to perfection.
Take a peek at all she has to offer in on her Facebook Page
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Sun and surf tote. One of the BEST sellers! Custom made in your choice of colors/fabrics, a generous 14w x 12h x 6 deep
with six outside pickets one inside pocket. 28″ strap
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Sweet little slip on dress for the holidays in a size 18 month to 24 month but check the measurements.Lots of fun prints in 100% cotton high quality fabric for this dress. The skirt portion has a fun variety of Holiday fabrics cut into different sizes and sewn together for an adorable patch work look; 48 in all! Now that is detail you can not buy at the mall!
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Copper artisan handcrafted pendant
Freehand cut, shaped, hammered, antiqued by the artist. Verdigris and hint of gold patinas added and sealed.
Jewelry as Unique as You Are…. Please visit her Etsy shop for more gorgeous pieces such as this one
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The handmade movement is closely associated with the “shop small” movement, which is described as follows from American Express, founders of the “shop small Saturday” event (which annually happens on “black Saturday”); this year, falling on November 29, 2014– simply, it is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.”

WHEN YOU SHOP SMALL® IT CAN LEAD TO BIG THINGS

The history of the Shop Small Movement and Small Business Saturday

THE SHOP SMALL MOVEMENT MAKES AN IMPACT ON NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov 29.

HOW A DAY BECAME A MOVEMENT: 

THE BIG DAY BEGAN

The first-ever Small Business Saturday was held on Nov 27 2010. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses, and started a holiday shopping tradition.

2011: 

THE DAY BECAME OFFICIAL

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From Washington, D.C., to Washington State, governors, mayors, senators, and even President Obama all voiced their support for Small Business Saturday.

2012:

SMALL BUSINESSES OWNED THE DAY

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2013:

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NEIGHBORHOODS CELEBRATED THE DAY

More neighborhoods than ever celebrated Small Business Saturday, with individuals and local organizations pledging to support the day as Neighborhood Champions.

American Express encouraged small business owners to take charge of the day, helping them promote their business through free, personalized ads, which appeared millions of times across the web.

 What’s slated for this year? And How can you participate as a Small Business Owner or As a Supporter and Shopper on this day?

Small Business Saturday 2014

According to projections from the National Retail Federation, released on October 7th of this year, retail sales in November and December could hit $616.9 billion this holiday season. This would be a 4.1% increase over 2013, which saw only a 3.1% increase over the same season in 2012. Helping to boost these sales will no doubt include thousands of small businesses nationwide, all aiming to make it their best holiday season ever. And helping them to do this will no doubt include those supporting Small Business Saturday…

Among the ways small businesses can plan now to make 2014 their best Small Business Saturday yet includes – very simply – planning ahead…Aany business can participate in Small Business Saturday – however only those registered as Neighborhood Champions gain the perks of free marketing materials such as balloons, banners and more.
Additionally, to further support Small Business Saturday and small businesses nationwide, American Express OPEN and Etsy are encouraging small business owners to support independent Etsy sellers by hosting Trunk Shows on Small Business Saturday. This would provide online Etsy sellers with an opportunity to put their products in front of customers in a traditional retail setting and for small business owners, the trunk show is a chance to increase foot traffic into their store by providing diverse products all while supporting a local artisan in their community. (Read the full article by Forbes Contributor: Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle by clicking the link)

 

How You Can Participate

For shoppers

For small business owners

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Dine Small on Small Business Saturday Night

After you’re done shopping on Small Business Saturday~ why not grab a bite to eat at a local eatery/dining establishment?  This is fast becoming the next big movement supporting small and local owned businesses and it’s being hashtagged as #DineSmall and it takes place on Small Business Saturday Night

As I’ve mentioned in past blog posts…
November 29th is Small Business Saturday – a day circled on the calendar of savvy entrepreneurs across America. Small businesses are the engine of our economy and create two out of three new jobs. Seven in 10 Americans are now aware that the day after Black Friday is a time to shop small and support local economic growth. This year, the SBA is helping to expand this important day into the evening to support entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry.

This year, America’s bars and restaurants are extending the hours on the daylong festivities by promoting Small Business Saturday Night. The SBA is partnering with the National Restaurant Association to encourage families who shop small to #DineSmall at local restaurants and watering holes in the evening. We’re also encouraging small business merchants to extend their hours so they can take advantage of increased nighttime foot traffic.

(click here to read the rest of the article called DINE SMALL  from SBA admin, By Maria Contreras-Sweet,)

 

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*This blog post contains affiliate links, and if you purchase an item, I may receive compensation in the form of a small commission for your purchase

EEKS! I managed to get my readers a 40% off deal on Adidas Supernova Glide Shoes, but HURRY the deal is ONLY good TODAY~ (11/25).

Don’t miss out on the savings~ I’m sure you have SOMEONE who would be head over heels (literally) for these to be under the tree from Santa this year!

Not only are they good looking, they’re high performance footwear! Who can resist a great deal like this?

Here’s the general link, or click on the links with the pics and see that style exclusively. Happy Shopping!

Love,

Goosie The Elf

Take an Extra 15% off adidas Supernova Glide and Response Boost with code BOOST. Valid 11/25 only.

 

 

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