Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Out of Control Elf!

Our Elf, Kris, is out of control this year. Normally, he just hops from one spot to the next in our home but this year... I am beginning to wonder if he has gone crazy!!! I love how the kids run from room to room looking for him every morning. Each morning, so far, he has NOT disappointed us with his behavior! Kris arrives yearly on December 1st. This year he brought an entire breakfast! You have to LOVE an Elf that brings Krispy Kreme! Next, we found him in a "bubble bath" Gangnam Style... REALLY????????? Then, this morning... he ran off with Barbie in a hot pursuit! What WILL tomorrow bring???

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Big Red... bows!

Good morning!!! I have a big red bow ready for cash and carry today! Please feel free to contact me if you are interested! My email is: hils12ac@yahoo.com or you can leave a comment below! The bow has a ribbon covered clippie on the back! This could, also, be used for Valentine's Day... a two holiday bow! Thank you for stopping by the blog!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Jingle Your Hairbows!!!

I am making bows for the Holiday Season! It's December!!! Here are the Christmas tree bows that I am currently making! I have some available for cash and carry at $3.00 each. I made these for the past several years and every year they are a hit!!! Leave a comment or email me if you are interested! Email: hils12ac@yahoo.com You are always welcome at the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique Facebook page, also!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pumpkin Beanies!!!

It's that time of year! Pumpkin beanies are available! I can make them in matching sets for your girl and her 18" doll, for infants, adults, or for kids! These make great props for photos as well! They are in the Etsy shop or you can contact me through email: hils12ac@yahoo.com, leave a comment below, or through the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique Facebook page! Don't forget to check out the giveaway for this week!!!

The Beginnings of Fall...

Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year! I love the smell of firepits, the feeling of warm clothes and the abundance of hot cocoa :). I did it... I. Started. Decorating. I couldn't stop. I'm not done. But, here is a sneak peek into what I was able to accomplish yesterday on our front porch. We still need some pumpkins and a few other creations but I am happy with the progress so far. Lots of weeding and cleaning were completed along with Fall T-Ball practice. I am excited with the progress! Don't forget about the Giveaway on the Goosie and Boomer Facebook page! Join as a follower on this blog and receive additional entries to win a 3qt. (9x13) casserole dish/ personalized!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Giveaway time!!!!!

I am giving away a 3qt. (9x13) casserole dish through the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique Facebook page! Check it out! If you become a blog follower, you receive additional entries so look to the right... click and become a follower for additional chances to win! Place an order with Goosie and Boomer Bowtique and you will receive MANY more chances to win! The giveaway ends September 21st! Best wishes!!!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Matching Beanie Sets for your Girl and Her Doll!!

Last year I took several special orders for matching hats: girls and 18" dolls! My daughter had to have a copy of each order. I loved seeing her so excited to dress up her doll! I have started the Fall season with the matching apple beanies. I could do any of the beanies in matching sets, though. There are footballs, acorns, pumpkins, candy corn, and more!!!! If you would like to place an order, you can email me: hils12ac@yahoo.com or check out the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique Facebook page. I will have them loaded this week to the etsy store, too. Get your order in soon so you can hit the orchards in the matching set!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Keeping It Real!

If you have ever met me, you know that I am a bit crazy about keeping my house clean. In reality, when orders start to pile in... this is how things go for me: The abandoned dining room table becomes piled with dishes, beanies, tutus, hairbows, etc. The kitchen becomes cutting/work station central: And the carpet doesn't get vacuumed so it looks like the white carpet is wearing a black mohair sweater thanks to the Aussie Shepherd that explodes every 5 feet. (We love him so we let him get away with it :). In reality, my washer broke and I have to wait 2 weeks for delivery of the new one. When the Mr. said it would take two weeks to get it, I think I had a slight heart attack. But, we deal because in life... that's just something minor. I'm thankful that I am able to wait on that washer. I'm thankful that my house is a mess because orders are rolling in to be done. I'm thankful for the family I have and the customers that have become dear friends! Count your blessings... not your messes!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back to School ideas!

Goosie and Boomer Bowtique has linked up today over here: Visit thecsiproject.com Check out the great Back to School ideas! I have two items linked here today! Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Shop Announcement and Giveaway!

Just a reminder: I am giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to Goosie and Boomer Bowtique! If you place an order for an etched item between August 11th and the 18th, you will be entered to win! The gift certificate can be used towards any item that I make (for example: beanies, tutus, hairbows, etched items, wreaths, etc.) To place an order, you may leave a comment below, leave a message on the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique Facebook page (like the page and you will always be entered in the monthly giveaways), or email me: hils12ac@yahoo.com. As always, thank you for stopping by the blog!!! Now, for the BIG news! I have finally done it... I have opened an Etsy shop! You can, now, shop Goosie and Boomer Bowtique online at: www.etsy.com/shop/hils12ac I am slowly loading items so please be patient. You can order any of the items loaded at any time, now. If there is a specific item you are seaching, please convo me and we can work out the details! I am very excited to have the shop open for sales!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway for Goosie and Boomer Bowtique

I am giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to Goosie and Boomer Bowtique! If you place an order for an etched item between August 11th and the 18th, you will be entered to win! The gift certificate can be used towards any item that I make (for example: beanies, tutus, hairbows, etched items, wreaths, etc.) To place an order, you may leave a comment below, leave a message on the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique Facebook page (like the page and you will always be entered in the monthly giveaways), or email me: hils12ac@yahoo.com. As always, thank you for stopping by the blog!!! You can now shop Goosie and Boomer Bowtique on Etsy. http://www.etsy.com/shop/hils12ac

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back to School Wreath

It won't be long until I hear the school bus roaring through our neighborhood! Today, I made a wreath for our door to get the kids in the spirit of "Back to School!" This is a big year for Boomer as he heads off to Kindergarten (yes, I have bought my box of tissues)... I went to Michael's today with a 40% off coupon and purchased the wreath form (green foam), and and unfinished frame. I had the following: black polka dot fabric, red acrylic paint, red felt, and white ribbon. You will need to cut the fabric in 1 inch wide strips and wrap and hot glue the fabric around the wreath form. I painted the unfinished frame red and as it dried I was able to wrap the wreath with the fabric. I printed the "Back to School" on cardstock paper (my front door is protected so I don't have to worry too much about the fading). Next, I made the "banner" by hot gluing white ribbon across the fabric covered wreath. Then, I cut red triangles from the felt and hot glued them over the ribbon. I had the red felt flowers already made so I attached three of them across the top. Happy Back to School!!!! Check out this idea linked up to the Pity Party on Thirty Days Handmade It is, also, linked at www.positivelysplendid.com Check out this idea and more: Visit thecsiproject.com

Monday, August 6, 2012

Back to School Teacher Gift!

It is so hard to believe that we are just a couple of weeks away from school buses, homework, new clothes and packed lunches! Goosie and Boomer are getting excited to begin 3rd grade and Kindergarten. I thought it would be nice to start the year by letting our new teachers know just how much we appreciate them! I remember (though it has been years) the amount of time and effort that goes into preparing for a new year. Usually, it is done on their own time without pay. Sooo!!! Here is the idea that I had pinned from here I "tweaked" the idea by recycling JIF peanut butter jars. I cut scrapbook paper to fit around the jar. Also, I cut a circle to cover the JIF label on the top of the lid. I printed the label "Teachers can't live on apples alone! They need HUGS, too!" Fill the jar with Hershey's hugs! I am waiting to find out their assigned teachers and then I will print a label for that, too. Have a wonderful school year!!!! Check out this idea linked up on Thirty Days Handmade This idea is also linked here. Check out this idea and more: Visit thecsiproject.com

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Killer Heat Inspires a Scarf

I know... crazy title! The heat is relentless again in the Midwest. There is such a lack of rain that it is daunting to look at the fields around us. We have been stuck inside of the house due to Goosie's medical condition so I decided to knit. This time, something for me! I made a long skinny scarf in hopes of cooler weather and dreams of wearing boots!

Friday, July 6, 2012

A New Beanie Joins the Crew!

I know with the heat in the Midwest and around the Country... the last thing you want to do is think about hats but this one is SUPER cute for that little infant photo prop! The new sock beanie and tushy topper would be great for any photo with your little one! The set is for sale for $25.00! Leave a comment below or email me: hils12ac@yahoo.com Also, I will make the beanies in any size or color so contact me for special orders!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


WOW! Time has flown by without a post! Here is one of the items I have worked on lately for my sweet photography friend. She wanted a tutu for a photography prop. This one is made of many shades of pink... ready for a sweet baby girl!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lamp Transformation!

I had put out a request on Facebook for table lamps that anyone might be looking to get rid of or toss. One of our AWESOME neighbors came through for us! I wanted to take the lamps and make pillar candle holders for our patio that could withstand high winds and, also, look impressive on our table. I had never met, Jessica, in person until yesterday and this is what she gave us! She gave us two of the sassy brass lamps and the pink lamp. The brass lamps are SUPER heavy! So... this is what we did: The Mr. removed all of the electric components from the lamps. Then, I have the lamps a good coat of spray primer. Primer is a MUST when you are dealing with brass. Oh, and we had these three crazy small bundt pans that we never used... the Mr. drilled holes into the pans and attached them to the lamps to hold a candle. Since we have a tendency to get a strong wind some days on our patio we will be able to "screw" the candle down onto the pan. After the lamps were primed, I sprayed them with Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Ivory. Once that dried, I added a vinyl "R" to the former pink lamp. Now, I just need to find those candles and we are good to go for a night on the patio!!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tutorial: How to make a chalkboard stand for treats!

Happy Weekend!!! I wanted to feature a tutorial today based on some items we have had around our home. We had made the candle chandelier for our gazebo and I had changed the globes for new ones. We had the old ones left so this project is based from three glass chandelier globes and 3 pieces of MDF boards. First, I took the three pieces of MDF and primed them. After priming the boards, I sprayed them with chalkboard spraypaint. You only need to do one side since the other side will not be seen. Once the boards are primed and painted with chalkboard paint. Let them sit for 24 hours. Then, you must "prime" the boards by covering them with chalk. Afterwards wash the boards clean. To add an extra special "touch," I hot glued ribbon around the edge of the boards. After you have primed your boards with chalk, wiped them clean, and attached the ribbon, it is time to attach the glass globes to the board. I suggest a strong glue such as E6000. Once the glue has set, it is time for a celebration!!!! You could use these for appetizers, or breakfast treats with a sweet message. The possibillites are endless!!! Please note: do not put food items directly on the chalkboard. Always us a plate between the food and the board.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Personalized Canvas

Okay, so I've been known to dabble in some drawing and try my best at painting! I have been doing some personalized canvas' but a friend challenged me with this one! She and her family love The Cardinals (being so close to St. Louis, they have grabbed our hearts a bit as well). She wanted her family name and the marriage year along with the Cardinals logo. Here is how it turned out for her:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summertime Ladybug!

Here is the latest photo prop! This is a ladybug beanie and tushy topper. The topper has small black pom poms for the dots on the ladybug. The set is $20.00. This makes a great photo prop for your newborn! If interested, please contact me: hils12ac@yahoo.com or leave a comment below on the blog! Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Smores cupcakes... Yummy Summer!

A happy accident... that's what I would like to call this post but it is truly about the smores! I had made some chocolate cupcakes in the little nut cups. I wanted them to be super adorable... I had a fail... they flowed out of the nut cups. I believe the key is to fill the nut cups only half full not 3/4 full. Well, looking at the pan of overflowed but well baked cupcakes... the Mr. and I agreed they needed some love. So, we stuck a Hershey's kiss upside down in each of the cupcakes and then sliced a marshmallow in half and placed it on top. Then, we broiled the cupcakes in the oven until the marshmallows were golden and melted. I like to call it a little piece of Heaven! It was a wonderful treat for Father's Day!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Summer gift idea

Summer is a time for weddings, potlucks, parties, and many other celebrations. Here is an idea for a great way to thank a hostess or bride and groom! This gift is for a sweet friend of mine that recently married! I took a drink dispenser and monogrammed their last initial on the front with vinyl. Then, filled the dispenser with paper plates, napkins, cupcake papers and toppers, and items to make smores over their firepit. Congratulations Jenn and Kris! Enjoy the idea and thank you for stopping by the blog today!