Thursday, December 29, 2011

More new items!

I can't stop thinking about Valentine's crafts already... I need to stop going for supplies in crafts stores! UGH! But, the quicker I get inspired the quicker I can pass it along ;).
I am posting a new aviator hat today. This one is solid colored. It would be great for an adult and don't forget the photo props for babies!
Also, there are two hairbows posted. These are the only two "Winter Wonderland" hairbows I have. They are $5.00 each. They are on clips so you can attach them to a headband, beanie (shown on the snowball beanie), or worn alone. Leave a comment if you are interested or email me:
As always, thank you for stopping by the blog!
Have you considered becoming a follower of the blog? On the right hand side of the blog you can become a follower! This will ALWAYS increase your chances winning during giveaways!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Aviator in brown!

I love the new Aviator and I hope you do, too! These are available in any color you wish in sizes from infant to adult. You can get the chenille front flap or just plain. 10% off all January orders so place your order now and you will receive the discount upon January delivery.
Have a very Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Another new item for the New Year! The aviator hat!

I will be making new items and posting throughout the week! Here is one version of the new Aviator hat that I have made! I will be posting a boy version as well.

This hat is made with red yarn and white chenille yarn. Included on the hat are two heart shaped buttons. These hats can be made for any size from infant to adult and in any color.

Monday, December 26, 2011

New item! Boot cuffs!

I have added a new item to Goosie and Boomer Bowtique! Boot cuffs!
The boot cuffs are 8 inches long. Slip them under your boot or rainboot. They can be worn upright or flipped over the edge of your boot. They are $10.00 a pair unless it is a special pattern or yarn ordered.
If you would like to place an order, leave a comment below this post or email me:

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from Goosie and Boomer Bowtique!

I would like to wish you each a very Merry Christmas! I have received the best present ever by helping you fulfill your Christmas orders! Thank you to each and every one of you that have joined the Facebook page, visited the blog, left a comment and placed an order!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Big Bad Wolf has arrived for Christmas

I know two sweet girls that will receive hats this Christmas and this Wolf beanie hat is for one of them! It has a muzzle, shaped ears, along with felt and some button eyes. The wolf is made from gray heirloom yarn.
If you would like to place an order for January, you will receive 10% off the order. You can order by sending me an email: or leave a comment below.
Thank you for stopping by the blog! I love comments... chat with me!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Special order: gold and cream colored hairbows

I received a special order this past week for gold and cream colored hairbows to match a Christmas dress. Enjoy!

New beanie hat! Welcome the bear to the family!

Here is a super soft addition to the beanie hat family at Goosie and Boomer Bowtique. He is a teddy bear hat made from heirloom yarn. Enjoy!

I hope everyone has a very safe holiday and if you are from the hood: you know... the motherhood, fatherhood, etc. that you find joy in the little things this Christmas.
I appreciate each and every one of you that have visited the blog, placed and order, left a comment, and have become a friend through Goosie and Boomer. Thank you to each of you!
As a thank you, please remember that you will receive 10% off any orders placed for January!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Trash to Treasure for your holiday decor!

As most of you know, we are a military family. Being a military family means many moves, many furniture dents and sometimes even lost pieces of items and you often wonder where things went... inevitable. Really.
We had a cheap 3 legged decorator table. You know, the $10 side table for your bed? Well... the legs disappeared. So we had a $10 table top ;).
Throw it away? We could have or....
I could spray paint ;). If you know me well, you know I love to spray paint. This time: Chalkboard paint. I primed the top with two coats of primer and then sprayed about 3 coats of chalkboard paint. I let it set for approximately 2 days and then "primed" it with chalk. After you spray anything with chalkboard paint you should rub the entire surface with chalk to "prime" it. Then wash it completely.
I leave message on this board for our kids all the time. It sits on the sideboard in our living room. If you really want the chalk on there for a while with out smugging, use chalk pens. They are work every dime.
For Christmas, I used my cricut cutter and cut an "X" out of a cereal box, covered it with glue, and then used glitter to cover it. Then, I used the chalkboard pen to leave a message.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Peppermint Twist recipe


Below this blog post you will see the photo slideshow instructions for these great additions to your hot cocoa this year! I saw these in the Better Homes and Gardens December issue and thought I would give them a try! Here are the basic instructions and as stated I have included a slideshow in the post below with the instructions, also.

Stir together a cup of sifted powdered sugar with water, a teaspoon at a time (2 to 3 total), until it is the consistency of a thin glaze. Dip half of marshmallow in glaze, lightly shaking to remove excess. Roll glazed end of marshmallows in finely crushed candy canes or peppermint candies. Place on waxed paper/parchment paper coated side up to set. Thread on skewers and serve.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas card display... a story of a shutter and some glitter

Last year my husband and I decided that we would try to find a shutter to display our Christmas cards. In actuality, we did not have a very difficult time finding an old shutter. It was painted a dark green with a great many chips on the paint. I took a wire brush and removed the chips of paint and then rubbed some red paint over the shutter in various places. We used clothes pins to attach the cards. This year I used gold and silver for our decorations so I took the clothes pins and did the following:
cover one side of the clothes pins with glue then sprinkle glitter and allow to dry for several hours. I used Martha Stewart glitter. Now, you are good to go for your Christmas card display!
(We found our old shutter at an antique shop. I have seen them at flea markets and thrift stores as well)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Special order: Irish hat

I had an order this week for a hat with the colors of the Irish flag. What a fun hat! Check it out! Please remember that orders are closed for Christmas but if you place an order for January you will receive 10% off the purchase!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pretzel Turtles

Many of you may have fixed these little delights but I thought I would share the recipe with those that haven't so you would have another easy recipe to add to your collection! The combination of the salty pretzels and the sweet caramel and chocolate make for a wonderful treat! Enjoy the recipe! Also, I would love to hear from you! Don't hesitate to leave a comment on the blog!
Pretzel Turtles:

Rolo Candies

Small Pretzels

Pecan Halves

(1 Rolo + 1 Pretzel + 1 Pecan Halve = 1 Treat)


Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line a cookie sheet with foil. Place pretzels flat on the foil-lined cookie sheet. Place 1 Rolo on each pretzel. Place in oven for 4-5 minutes or until Rolos become soft. Immediately after removing pretzels from oven, place a pecan halve on each Rolo and very lightly press down to spread chocolate/caramel over pretzel. Let stand or place in refrigerator until chocolate/caramel hardens.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Peppermint Bark/ A Repost for Cheap and Easy Week

Peppermint Bark by Hilary Rondeau

(please remember that all photos are copyrighted)

I thought I would repost this recipe for those looking for more easy ideas. It is cheap and easy week here at Goosie and Boomer! My goal in this post is to show you how to make Peppermint Bark at the FRACTION of the cost of what Williams-Sonoma is offering it for this year... 1lb. $26.50 not including shipping.

I have been making this for years and we love it! I do not put the milk chocolate on the bottom because I make a marbled toasted almond bark, also. If you like, I can post those instructions as well.

What you will need for this project:

one microwave safe bowl

1 to 2 tablespoons of oil

two bags of white chocolate chips

1 box of candy canes crushed

a foil lined cookie sheet


Place the chips into the microwave safe bowl and add oil. Microwave at 30 sec. intervals, stirring each time until smooth.

Pour chocolate onto foil lined sheet and spread evenly.

Tap the cookie sheet on the table to remove air bubbles.

Sprinkle the candy canes over the chocolate... evenly.

Tap the cookie sheet again to set the candy canes into the chocolate.

Place in the refridgerator on a flat area for approx. 40 minutes.

Take out after 40 minutes... peel the foil away and now the fun part...


The point is to have radomly broken pieces! So... have fun!

I hope you find these informative and I WILL post about bows soon but it so fun to create and SAVE MONEY, too :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crockpot Candy.... How to make 100 pieces of chocolate candy with little effort!

This weekend, I made this candy. It took minimal effort and yielded tasty results!
You will need the following:
2 lbs salted dry-roasted peanuts
4 oz. German's sweet chocolate
1 12oz. package semisweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 lbs. white almond bark
100 mini cupcake papers

Do the following:

1. Put the peanuts in the bottom of a 4-Quart slow cooker. Layer the chocolate over the peanuts, beginning with the sweet chocolate, followed by the chips, and then the almond bark. Set the temperature on low and cook for 3 hours. Do not stir the mixture.

2. After 3 hours, stir the mixture until smooth. Drop the candy into mini cupcake papers. Allow the candy to cool completely before storing.

Merry Christmas!!!! Enjoy! Another easy idea (only this recipe is all over the internet so I can't take the credit!)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Inexpensive and Easy Holiday Decorations

or... we could just call it what it is: cheap and SUPER easy ;). Blogland is full of the jars with candles and fake snow. Well... it is, also, full of this idea: Epsom salts as fake snow. Yep, you just need some of this:
along with any jars you may have empty and a tea light.
Pour some of the epsom salts in the bottom of the jar, drop in a tea light and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... automatic Winter decor! It's an easy week here at Goosie and Boomer Bowtique!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

An inexpensive way to impress holiday guests/or a simple gift

Holidays seem to drain our energy and our wallets, at times. Here is an easy way to impress guests OR a very inexpensive gift idea. We're talking SUGAR CUBES... special shaped sugar cubes. You will want to start with a mold. You could use a chocolate mold or a small ice cube tray like the one I have used. You can find these ice cube trays even at Dollar Tree or Dollar General these days and they, often, come in a pack of two! So we are at $1.00 in price. You will need a bowl, a cup of sugar and a teaspoon of water. Mix the sugar and water in a bowl and then begin spooning the sugar into the trays. Pack the sugar in each mold. One cup of sugar filled two trays for me.
Now, here's the trick... leave it on the counter all night. There is nothing else to do but put up your feet and relax. In the morning, tap out the molds and you have sugar cubes! Put them in an airtight container or some baggies for gifts along with some coffee or tea and you have a gift. These make great party favors, also. How simple! Water, sugar, molds, and wait! Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winner announced!

The winner of the Christmas beanie giveaway was: Rhonda Graham! Congratulations! You have your choice of one of the following: The peppermint twist, the snowball, or the santa beanie! Thank you to all that entered! We had 110 entries with all the Facebook "likes," orders, and comments! I used Random to choose the winner! If you did not win and would like to place an order, there is still time!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just two days left!!!!

Hi, Goosie and Boomer visitors!! There are just two days left until the giveaway for the choice of one of three hats, the snowball, the peppermint twist, or the Santa hat! Please make sure you leave a comment under one of those blog post telling why it is your favorite hat to receive an extra entry in the giveaway! If you place an order, you will receive 5 additional entries. Thank you to all that have participated!
Things have been busy! Check out a couple of special orders!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A reminder of the Giveaway Rules. Good Luck!

Reposting giveaway announcement for new members:
Giveaway announcement! These are the "rules": a. If you "like" Goosie and Boomer Bowtique FB page, you are already entered. Any new "likes" are given an entry! b. Go to the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique blog, leave a comment under one of the three hats to be given away, you will be given another entry. c. Place an order this week, you will be given 5 entries. What you will win: you will get to choose one of the following: a snowball beanie, a santa beanie, or a peppermint twist in any size you desire. The giveaway ends Saturday, December 10th at 8 a.m. Good luck!!!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Personalized Cheer! Giveaway reminder

The above picture is a project I worked on for our family. I love all the subway art and various personalized canvas that you see in the stores and online. Here is my version :).
Don't forget to leave a comment on the blog so that you can receive an extra entry in the giveaway! Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate each and every one of you!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Giveaway announcement! Best of Luck!

Giveaway announcement! These are the "rules": a. If you "like" Goosie and Boomer Bowtique FB page, you are already entered. Any new "likes" are given an entry! b. Go to the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique blog, leave a comment under one of the three hats to be given away, you will be given another entry. c. Place an order this week, you will be given 5 entries. What you will win: you will get to choose one of the following: a snowball beanie, a santa beanie, or a peppermint twist in any size you desire. The giveaway ends Saturday, December 10th at 8 a.m. Good luck!!!!!
Look for the hats on this blog: Peppermint Twist, Santa hat, or the Snowball and leave a comment under your favorite! Tell me why you would want to win that hat!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Do the Peppermint Twist!

Check out the new Peppermint Twist beanie! It has it all! STRIPES, BRAIDS, A SMALL CUFF AT THE BOTTOM AND A POM POM ON TOP! I am going to host another giveaway tomorrow! Hint: get over to the Goosie and Boomer Facebook page and "like" it!
Thank you for stopping by!

The Sweet, Soft, Snowball beanie

I made a super soft snowball beanie! It is so comfy and easy to wear! Thank you for stopping by the blog! The snowball beanie is perfect with any bow or felt flower as shown.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Santa Baby!!!

I will be posting more and more holiday items! Check out the "Santa Baby" hat! If you need a special order or are interested in a hat you see here, please email me: or leave a comment below this post. Thank you for stopping by!