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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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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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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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Save 97% on headphones! Great gift idea and Savings at Sears

I found a good deal today, but I can’t use it because I don’t have a Sears near me, if you guys have a Sears and can do store pick up, this is an awesome deal… Nakamichi over the ear headphones (reg. $20, save $18.03 and if you’re a Sears “shop your way” member, you […]

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Everything’s a Buck! Plus New Pdf Patterns from Pink Fig!

My dear, sweet friend, Chelsea of Chelsea Andersen Design and Pink Fig is having an awesome after the Holidays Sale on her pattern website! Hold onto your hats my lovlies, everything is just ONE DOLLA!!! Click here to visit the Pink Fig Website and view all the post-holiday sale items!

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Scenes from the Goosie Girl Studio

Just a few shots from inside the studio… where the magic happens. My flat me of my boutique bestie… Nita of That’s So Addie, my favorite princess pez dispensers, my sobriety coins, a POP Jesse Pinkman, and a copy of the new book, The Teen Vogue Handbook along with other random stuff like vintage mermaid […]

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Clean Baking Sheets Effortlessly and for less than $2: like new!

This is from my brilliant daughter’s blog…. I share with her permission. I am so very proud of her. Guest Blogger ~ Kayla from Killin’ It With Coupons  Please stop on by and take a look at her blog, she has some great couponing tips, hauls, recipes, food budgeting ideas and more! This was one […]

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Goosie’s Top Twenty Theme Songs ~ The Soundtrack of my life (box set!)

Goosie’s Top Twenty Theme Songs… 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. […]

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Ornament Exchange! Goosie’s Top Picks for Really Cute and Unique Adornments for this year’s exchange

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 […]

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Christmas Cards That Don’t Suck: and save 40% today only

Still 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 […]

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The Hostess with the Mostest: Holiday Party Supplies & Decor: Goosie’s Top 6 picks

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 […]

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It’s Time to Get Excited! Who’s Ready For The Sis Boom Annual Holiday Sale!

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

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Make it a Handmade Holiday: Indie and Handmade Cyber Monday Gift Guide by Goosie Girl

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. […]

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White Elephant and Grab Bag Gifts: Top Picks from Goosie

White Elephant Gifts and Grab Bags are a big part of almost every holiday celebration. In my family, this is a fun time where we all swap and try and steal the most coveted item unwrapped! Here are some great options for fun gifts that are affordable and universally loved, would make IDEAL host/hostess gifts […]

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Save 10% on a custom tee, hoodie or polo shirt YOU design on ShirtMagic (Valid today only!)

Soooo… If you’re thinking about making a custom tee, hoodie, polo shirt etc for someone for Christmas, you can save 10% from ShirtMagic today only (11/30)  if you use this link (and if 8 people place orders, I can earn a $150 bonus) Woohoo~ that will go a lonnnng way in my family’s Christmas shopping! […]

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Shop Small Movement

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 […]

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A deal from Goosie Girl for the runners & athletes in your life: Up to 40% off Adidas: ONE DAY ONLY

*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 […]

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Goosie found you guys some deals for Holiday Cards, Invites and Photo Gift Books!

  I used Vistaprint last year.. what a mistake… my order got lost… then the cards did not arrive until after Christmas~and I ordered WELL BEFORE their cutoff date. What a waste! I was so annoyed, so I will not refer anyone to Vistaprint, LOL… So here’s the 2 other companies I’ve used this year […]

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The Handmade Movement (a brief history) and a Holiday Pledge

What IS the “handmade movement”? According to Wikipedia, handmade or “handicraft” items are described as follows:   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 […]

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Office or Holiday Party Coming? Goosie’s picks for GREAT Party Favors & Small Gifts

Nothing says “Christmas party” more than the fun favors your guests get when they leave~ or you could even give these as sweet little gifts to co-workers or even your little’s teachers or coaches. Here are my 5 fun and festive picks that your holiday guests will love. Nutcracker Mini Party Crackers: If you’ve got […]

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Are you a Maven? A special offer just for Goosie Girl readers

  I love surprises and getting way cool stuff in the mail is like the highlight of my day ~                           Photo Courtesy of Alisha Barrow & Ava Kitson Modeling I do nothing in moderation, most of my friends know this about me […]

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Great Reasons to buy Handmade: Make it a Handmade Holiday Season!

I heart handmade and I even more heart the owners of small businesses~ artisans, crafters, sewists and more. I want to bring a Handmade Holiday feel to my Cyber Monday blog showcase because I too am a handmade artist/designer. I love the handmade movement and everything it represents. I think it would be very cool […]

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To Shop or Not To Shop: Part 2, Thanksgiving Shopping Revolution

To continue the discussion about retail businesses being open for shopping on Thanksgiving Day we got so many insightful and interesting comments on the original Facebook post that I thought it would be very fitting to re-iterate some of the uber poignant comments ~I believe this comment from a facebook follower is the closest opinion […]

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To shop or not to shop……THAT is the question : Thanksgiving Retail Revolution: Part 1

Well, I’ve never been a black Friday shopper ~ I did it once in Virginia… that was ENOUGH for this Goose. Hell no… It was out of control~ between the crowds, trampling, insanity, rudeness abounded~ I got elbowed in the ribs. That is not this girl’s cup of tea~ I get it… I understand the […]

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Goosie’s Top 5 Picks For the foodies on your holiday shopping list!

I viewed each site and included links for some of the best deals I could possibly find, or the most unique items, that you’d be hard-pressed to find other places! These are Goosie’s Top 5 picks for the foodie on your holiday shopping list! Lobster Anywhere: Fresh Blueberry Pies Fresh Blueberry Pie made with all-natural […]

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Meals and Deals for Veterans on Veteran’s Day

Twin Peaks is is giving away a free 2015 calendar to the first 100 service men and women! The 2015 Twin Peaks calendar is packed with over $160 in valuable coupons to enjoy all year! Offer is good for active duty and Veteran’s, just bring your military ID!   Dawn’s Shabby Chic & Preppy Prince […]

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Goosie Girl’s Top 7 Links to Help Small Handmade Businesses Save a Ton of Time

    Here’s an awesome list of my top 7 links that I use to save time (and or money) in the studio. These links range from calculating how much fabric you may need for a project (apparel or home dec) or a quick and handy link to check on your website and see if […]

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It all begins with Advent (Four weeks of awesome family traditions) and a Holiday Sale

I was so excited to see this blurb from the Tea Collection website~ not only is Tea Collection a pretty cool site to shop for children’s clothing that I adore, this year, for the holidays , they’ve updated their site with ideas for creating memories and celebrating the holidays. I especially love the ideas presented […]

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