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October 23, 2014

Monogrammed Baby Girl Layette Set

I am just swooning over the sweetness of this baby girl layette set...
 Talk about the perfect outfit to bring the newest addition home from the hospital in...
 Oh...and how about this as a shower gift?
I mean who wouldn't love to receive personalized pretties...
Have I mentioned how much I love doing these?
 

October 22, 2014

Personalized Baseball Onesie

It's never to early to prepare your little one for the World Series...
Especially when their in the perfect uniform...
 Can be done in a onesie or t-shirt...

October 21, 2014

Monogrammed Preppy Turkey T-Shirt

I love doing my cookies...
but I love embroidering & appliqueing too...
Some people have asked why I want to do both...
Why can't I do both?
I'm participating in a Fall Festival next week...
(nothing like waiting until the last minute)
and I'm using it to showcase the embroidery/applique part of Sweet Goosie Girl...
So this week & next, you'll be seeing all kinds of new designs...
I'll also be listing them in my Etsy shop as well...
Please let me know what you think!
 This tee comes in sizes from 3 months to kids 8...
 

October 14, 2014

Preppy Pumpkin Cookies

I am just loving these preppy pumpkins...
They are one of my favorites...
 On another note...
I am getting ready to participate in a little Fall Festival...
show casing monogram and embroidery items...
I can't wait to show you the finished products!

October 2, 2014

I Tried a Holistic Remedy for a Urinary Tract Infection and It Worked

I'm so excited to share this...
The end of last week I had that familiar terrible sensation
that you get when you have a urinary tract infection coming on...
Usually I'd call the doctor...
go to the doctor and spend countless hours in the waiting room...
and then wait some more in the exam room...
he'd come in...
you tell your symptoms...
yep...uti...here's your prescription...
take it to Target or where ever...
wait some more for it to be filled...
blah, blah...
I decided to take a different approach this time...
I hopped online and googled holistic remedy for a urinary tract infection...
Yep...I've seriously lost it...
So I started going through the sites I'm familiar with...
Of course the number one remedy was cranberry...
and then quite a few talked about baking soda...
baking soda?
Apparently it makes the bladder environment more alkaline 
which doesn't allow bacteria to multiply...who knew?!
(most of our bodies are acidic from all the crap we put in it 
which allows bad bacteria to take over)
1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon mixed with 8 ounces of water...
I went in the kitchen and whipped it up...
I gave it the taste test...not very appealing...
what's the worst thing that could happen...
it doesn't cure the problem and I go to the doctor...
I decided the best method was just to slam it...
so down the hatch it went...
Afterwards, I headed to the grocery for cranberry...
I had heard about cranberry tablets...
I was all for that but the ones I found all contained soy
(which is one of the most genetically modified crops out there)
so I headed to the juice aisle where I bought organic pressed cranberry juice...
I got home and took a swig of that...
yuck! 
(definitely not the kind you find in your favorite fruity cocktail)
When it doesn't have all the sugar, it is pretty potent and not at all tasty...
I poured some in a dixie cup and slammed that...
I then diluted the rest with water and sipped on it through the day...
I have to say, it all helped...
(probably because it was in a monogrammed glass)
It definitely wasn't any worse...
The next day...
I started my day with the baking soda cocktail and followed with the cranberry...
I did this for a few days and lo and behold it went away...
no doctor's office...no antibiotic...no copay...
just the cost of the juice...
(I already had the baking soda at home)
Will this work for everyone?
I have no idea but it's worth a try...
the worst thing that happens is, it doesn't and you go to the doctor...

On a side note...
I went to multiple drug stores, GNC & grocery stores 
and could not find any organic cranberry tablets...
I finally went on Amazon and ordered some off there...
I'm going to take one (they are seriously larger than horse pills) a few times a week 
to, hopefully, prevent any reoccurrences...

October 1, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Cookies and Diet

The month of October is known for many things...
Breast Cancer Awareness being one of them...
I'm sure we all can think of at least one person 
who has been affected by this awful disease...
As I mentioned yesterday...
I've become slightly obsessed with food ingredients...
Seriously, you need like a doctorate in bio-chemical engineering
to decipher what is in the food we eat...
I never really thought much about it...
It's in there because it has to be...right?
WRONG!  
Most packaged food 
(you know...the inside aisles of the grocery...the ones they tell you to avoid...)
is laden with chemicals that are toxic and genetically modified (GMO's)...
The more I read the more I can't believe...
Did you know that the american staple, macaroni & cheese
is required to have a warning label in England that says
"consuming this may cause ADHD in children"...
Many pesticides and chemical ingredients that the United States allows to go in/on our food is banned by most European countries because of it being harmful...
Can all this be a cause of cancer?
Absolutely...
We are all familiar with the adage "You are what you eat"...
It's true...
We can even take it a step further...
"You are what you eat eats"
How's that for a mind boggler?
Really, I think we all know the above to be true...
It's common sense...
Eat organic fruits, veges & meats...
Is it easy?
Nope...not when you have things like Oreos staring you in the face...
Am I perfect?
Nope...I wish!
I struggle every single day with this...
I thought I'd share my breakfast (and many times lunch too)...
A green smoothie...
Start with...are you ready...
(all organic and/or non GMO)
spinach, kale, strawberries, banana, avocado, apple, almond butter, almond milk, pumpkin puree, white sweet potato (from the night before), apple cider vinegar...
I change this up depending upon what I have...
sometimes no sweet potato...sometimes add carrots...etc.
Throw it all in to the blender in no particular order...
(I can't wait to get a new blender)...
And mix it up...
My little blender is old & cheap 
so sometimes I have to help it by stirring with a spoon while it's on...
When it's all combined, pour it into your favorite cup...
Get a spoonful of Chia Seeds and eat them (yes I eat them plain like this)...
washing them down with the smoothie...
Then I get 2 spoonfuls of ground Flax and do the same...
Note...I only eat the flax & chia at breakfast...
And voila'...breakfast and lunch of champions...
Filling and extremely good for you...
What do you think?

September 30, 2014

Pink & Green Elephant Cookies and A More Organic Way Of Thinking

I've taken a sort of hiatus from blogging lately...
I guess you could say I've had some changes in thinking...
My family jokingly says I'm teetering on the radical side...
They say I just need to start wearing Birkenstocks, 
move to the Washington/Oregon area and throw on a tree hugger t-shirt...
I can't help it...
I've tried to become organic in more ways than one...

I have become radical in the area of food...
I don't even know how it happened...
One post got me clicking to another and then I'm ordering books and doing research...
When I spout off a fact, Goosie Girl asks if I got that from Suzy Q on the internet...
haha sassy girl...
I wouldn't say any of it is rocket science...
more like common sense...
just not what we are conditioned to think like...
I've come to the conclusion that I don't need to think like the masses...
So I've decided to take a more organic approach to blogging 
where I can still share pretties but infuse some other insight as well...
I hope you'll continue to join me for more of life's pretty and delicious with a slight twist...

September 4, 2014

Hot Air Balloon Decorated Cookies

Hot air balloons seem to be a party favorite lately...
I've had many inquiries in the past few weeks for these pretties...
I love the way they are like art in the sky and full of color...
I don't think I would necessarily like to go up in one...
but they are amazing to look at!

September 3, 2014

Pink / Purple Unicorn Decorated Cookies

Gosh!  I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted...
These pink & purple pretties are the perfect addition
 to any magical, enchanted unicorn party...

August 12, 2014

Pink White Gingham Monogrammed Mason Jar

Everyone has a cup or water bottle that they use at work and/or school...
I had one when I taught...
But it wasn't nearly as fancy as the little monogrammed mason jar...
This is guaranteed to make your work day a bit more enjoyable...
Whether it's filled with lemon water, sweet tea or soda...
It will be the envy of your coworkers...
Did I mention that that the little monogrammed mason jar makes a fabulous gift
 for a fellow employee and/or teacher?
It's perfect for a birthday or a celebration!

August 7, 2014

College Football Inspired Monogrammed Mason Jar

Who's ready for college football to start?
Little monogrammed mason jar is...
Whether you're tailgating at the game or in the comforts of your own home...
having a personalized cup makes the whole experience a bit more enjoyable...
You get to sport your school spirit with your team's colors...
(this navy & orange one is for an Auburn tiger)
No one will take your drink because your monogram is on it...
(don't you hate it when you lose your cup?!)
You will be the envy of all your friends because they'll want one...
So what are you waiting for?
Get yours today!

August 6, 2014

Turquoise / White Gingham Monogrammed Mason Jar

Little monogrammed mason jar...
You'd be the perfect favor for any event...
How fun you'd be at a bachelorette party...
You'd be the perfect toasting glass for a bridal party getting ready on the big day...
Sororities would love to show you off at their socials...
And teens would think you were oh so stylish at a birthday...
And what I love most...
is you are the gift that keeps on giving...
because you are reusable...
(always thinking about Mother Earth aren't you)...

August 5, 2014

Orange / White Gingham Monogrammed Mason Jar

Well aren't you fancy in your orange/white gingham...
 and your sassy royal blue monogram...
Perfect for a Florida Gator...
or in Goosie Girl's case...a West Orange Warrior...
I'll enjoy taking you to both sets of events...

August 4, 2014

Monogrammed Mason Jar

Oh hello little mason jar...
Have I told you how much I love you?
You with your tall thin body...
and lid with a fancy stripe straw...
Clothed in a gingham monogrammed sleeve...
that has velcro for easy removal...
Did I mention that I swoon because you fit in my car cup holder?
You are the epitome of southern preppiness...
and everyone who sees me with you is jealous 
and wants you for themselves...
It's a good thing there's plenty of you to go around...

July 29, 2014

Vines Script Monogram Girls Puff Short Sleeve Empire Waist Ruffle Dress

Gosh!  It's been SO long since I've blogged!
I'm excited to introduce a new line that I've just added to my shop...
This little white dress is a necessity for any little girl...
It is so soft and comfy yet stylish with the monogram...
It is perfect for a day at school, a morning at church 
or even an afternoon on the playground...
I have such possibilities in mind for this sweet little thing...
Back to school...football...Halloween...Thanksgiving...Christmas...
Being festive is never going to be easier!
Order one for your little girl today!

July 8, 2014

Gender Reveal Anchor Cookies

Anchors have taken over lately...
That's all I've been doing...
I suppose it's the time of year...
I thought this was a super cute idea for a gender reveal...

June 30, 2014

Monogrammed T-Shirt

Can I just say how much I love my new embroidery machine...
I'm a keep it simple kind of girl...
So this classic, fancy circle monogram on a white short sleeve tee is pure bliss for me...
It is going to be a summer staple...

June 26, 2014

Monogrammed Pajamas

Have I mentioned that I purchased an embroidery machine?
It's definitely going to be learning in progress...
However, I was able to finally figure out how to monogram...
and then I was asked to personalize pj's for a girl's weekend...
(You gotta love Old Navy pajamas)
I think they turned out super cute!

June 21, 2014

Monogrammed Mason Jar

Nothing says summer like a mason jar!
As I said before, I'm starting to add more personalized pretties 
in lieu of cookies to my inventory...
I'm just ready for a little change...
Let me know what you think!

June 12, 2014

Monogrammed LL Bean Tote Bags

I recently ordered these tote bags from LL Bean for my family...
One is the extra large size and the other large...
They are seriously the best bags ever!

I hate when you can't fill bags up because you are scared the handles will rip...
No worries with these babies...
load um up to the rim...
They are extremely affordable and you gotta love the free shipping...
You can order them with or without a monogram...
I ordered without and then did it myself...
They will come in handy as we head to the beach next week...
So what are you waiting for...
Go order!
You'll be so happy you did!

June 11, 2014

Monogrammed Old Navy Pajamas

Goosie Girl and I swung into Old Navy yesterday...
and what did our wandering eyes spy...
but the cutest preppy seahorse PJ bottoms...
Did we buy them for ourselves?
Nope...
We bought them (and a matching cami) for Auntie's birthday...
(my sister and Goosie Girl's aunt)...
We took them home and added a festive little monogram...
I mean who doesn't love personalized pjs...right?!...
and voila'...
a perfect gift!
Now...you may start seeing more personalized items other than cookies...
You do know that Sweet Goosie Girl is made up of 
confections ... designs ... celebrations ...  and inspired living...
I'm going to try and branch out a little...
Why not...
You should do what you think about all the time...
and preppy personalized pretties are the top of my list...

June 4, 2014

Preppy Graduation Cookies

Today is the last day of middle school for Goosie Girl...
I can't believe she will be in high school...
It is seriously scary how fast time goes...

June 3, 2014

Shark Cookies

I'm loving these ferocious beasts of the ocean...
You might want to be careful dangling your feet in the water...

June 2, 2014

Lego Cookies

Wow!  Last week was seriously tough one me...
37 dozen cookies and events practically every night for Goosie Girl...
Way too much for one week...
I tell myself that I'm never going to schedule that many again...
and somehow I seem to do it...
You'd think I'd learn my lesson...
When it's that busy, it's not even fun...
It's just hurry up and get it done...
Do you ever have that feeling?
Hopefully this week will be better...

May 23, 2014

Giorgio Armani Make Up Cookies for Neiman Marcus Charlotte

I had the honor of designing cookies for a Giorgio Armani event 
that was taking place at Neiman Marcus Charlotte...
Seriously...how awesome is that?!

May 22, 2014

Auburn Logo Cookies

These go right along with graduation season
but they were actually made for a wedding day...
The bride wanted her groom and his besties
 to be able to indulge in a sweet treat
before walking down the aisle...
So she decided to use his alma mater...

May 13, 2014

April 28, 2014

Bulldozer Construction Cookies

I decided it was time to clear the path in relation to eating healthy and exercise...
I saw a before/after photo on instagram that peaked my interest...
perhaps it was because the girl looked similar to me...
I read her story and it gave me inspiration...
I started at that point to try and eat clean...
No thinking about it...
No planning for it...
I just started...
This thought process for me kind of goes along with the book I'm reading, Love Does...
How many times do we want to do something...
but instead of actually doing it...
we think/plan/research/prepare/and never do...
Am I doing everything correctly with this whole clean eating?
Nope...
Is it hard?
Yep...
Does it take a lot of time & energy?
Yep...
But I'm actually taking steps...
They may be small steps but they are steps...
If you keep doing the same thing...
You'll always get the same result...
I don't want the same result this time...
It definitely way easier to eat crap and not exercise...
It's all about progress not perfection!

April 23, 2014

Personalized Turtle & Octopus Cookies

Sometimes it's hard to just keep swimming isn't it?
Giving up is definitely the easier option...
I guess it comes down to how bad you want to get to the place your going...
Remember that baby steps are better than no steps...
So just keep swimming!  
You'll be so glad you did!

April 21, 2014

Graduation Class of 2014 Cookies

I swear it doesn't seem like a year has gone by
since I've done graduation cookies...
It's already time to celebrate the Class of 2014...
That's a far cry from 1988 when I graduated...
But if you really stop and think about it...
not a whole lot has changed in terms of graduation...
Perhaps fancier pictures & invitations...
But caps...gowns...commencement...
it's relatively still the same tradition...
So be prepared to lots of these pretties in the next few weeks!

April 15, 2014

Slumber Party Sleep Mask Cookies

Does anyone really sleep at a slumber party?
I remember it was way more fun staying up...
You can sleep when you get home, right?
Put these pretties over your eyes and start dreaming...

April 14, 2014

Unicorn Cookies

Oh Mr. Unicorn...
I'd like to go on an adventure to a magical land...
maybe one where I could snap my fingers 
and have all my orders done in the blink of an eye...
especially since I have 25 dozen cookies to do this week...
I'm ready to go...
Mr. Unicorn...
Where are you?

April 7, 2014

Lilly Pulitzer Shift Dress Cookies and The Masters

The Masters...
The most coveted golf tournament...
Steeped in tradition...beautiful scenery...pimento cheese sandwiches...
Just a few things that I'm going to indulge in...
I'm so excited to be heading up to Augusta today...
I worked hard to get Sweet Goosie Girl things done...
so I can enjoy and not be completely overwhelmed when I get back...
Lilly would be the perfect attire to wear...
However, I'm going to opt for sleeves this time...
Maybe a green jacket?