Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthday Weekend!

Goosie is turning 8 this weekend. I know every parent says it... but, it has so much truth to it... I can't believe how fast this time has progressed.
Our Diva wanted hot pink and zebra print for her birthday... all the way down to the cupcakes.
I am surprising her this morning with this Top Hat headband. Are these available for sale? YOU BET! The price truly depends on how much "bling" you want. I can certainly work with you on how much you want to spend and work the materials from there. I love doing special orders! Just email me: or leave a comment below!
Happy Birthday, Goosie!

Friday, January 20, 2012

An Easy and Explosive Valentine's Day Idea!

It seems as though EVERYONE is on a budget these days and even if you aren't here is a fun, inexpensive and explosive way to tell your Valentine that you love them!
You will need:
Red paper
black pipe cleaners (I got mine at WalMart/ a pack for 77 cents)
Three packages of Rolos
some string or ribbon

Cut the paper to the size of the Rolos and then wrap the red paper around the Rolo and tape.

Once the Rolos are wrapped, tape the pipe cleaner to one of the Rolos (it just makes it easier and less chance of it slipping out the bottom).

Tape all three Rolo packs together with the pipe cleaner on the "inside" of the group. I, then, taped the three Rolos together. Then, wrap your ribbon or string around the outside and include a cute tag. I simply printed a tag that said: "Valentine, you are dynamite!"
Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you for stopping by the blog!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

An easy soup recipe!

Hello! Today's post is a recipe that I love and is SUPER easy to fix!
It is Tortellini soup talk today. It is easy on time and the wallet.

(sorry for the poor quality photo... it was a long day)

Here are the ingredients:
2 boxes of chicken broth (or vegetable if you like)
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I use Newman's Own Tomato Basil)
1 bag of frozen tortellini

Heat the broth and sauce together. Bring the sauce and broth mixture to a boil and then add the tortellini. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Serve!
It really is that easy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Heating things up with two small items!

Lately, I hate to say it but, coffee has been a life saver for me. To be honest, with the cold weather... it could be coffee, tea, or my favorite... hot chocolate.
You may have seen these other places but I thought that instead of using one of these:

I would make some of these:

The costs for the coffee warmers are $4.00 each. What a great Valentine gift for that special coffee or tea loving someone in your life! And... you are saving the Earth in the process. (BTW, please forgive the McDonald's cup with the Starbuck's sleeve... I happen to be addicted to the very good Peppermint Mocha at McD's)
Now, for just $3.00 you could get a mug wrap:

Please remember, any order placed in January receives a 10% discount! You can contact me through the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique Facebook page, my email: or leave a comment below on the blog. As always, thank you so very much for stopping by the blog!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today... The blog is going to the dogs!

This is Dozer. He is our Aussie Shepherd that we rescued two years ago. Dozer was severely mistreated and his foster mom worked really hard at bringing him back to health. He has changed so much in two years... and we love to surprise him with little treats. Today is a dog treat recipe!
I found this recipe here.
To make it easier, I am going to repost it on my blog:
Thank you,!

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

1 cup flour
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 T baking powder
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
1 T olive oil
1 T applesauce

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Knead into a well incorporated ball. On wax paper, roll out dough to ~ 1/2 inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out treats and place on an unlined baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Store in an airtight container.
I hope your pooch loves them as much as mine!

January Giveaway Winner Announced!!!!

Well... Since the tornado sirens had some of us up early, I will go ahead and post the winner! The winner is: Stacey Vogt-Alms!!!!! You were chosen by Random Integer (your number was #79). Congratulations!!!!
Thank you to all that have entered!!!
Who knows what February will bring????

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sugar lips :) A Valentine Recipe and Mold Variation of the Sugar Cube!

You may remember this post (click "this post" for the direct link)about how to impress your holiday guests with sugar cubes.
This time I substituted the water for vanilla extract. I, also, had some lip shaped molds to use for Valentine's Day... ahhh, SUGAR LIPS!!!! ;)

Take one cup of sugar and approx. 1/2 Tablespoon of extract and mix until the sugar is completely moistened. Then, press the sugar mixture into the mold. Let air dry all day or overnight (approx. 10 hours). Then, pop out the sugar cubes.

This would be a great inexpensive treat for the coffee or tea lover in your life. Simply add a box of tea, a small bag of coffee, or even a gift card to their favorite drink location. Happy Valentine's!
Remember: there is just one day left to enter the giveaway!!!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Project and Giveaway Reminder

Don't forget to enter the Aviator hat giveaway by joining this blog as a follower and "liking" the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique Facebook page!
Now, onto business :). I had seen this tutorial on popsicle stick bracelets covered with fabric. It is a GREAT tutorial but I wanted to cover mine with all the yarn that I end up having left over from projects.
First you soak the sticks in hot water and leave them all day.
Next, take them out of the water and place them inside a small up with flat sides... leave them all night.
In the morning, they should be dry and you can pop them out of the cup!
I decided to cover mine with yarn. Since my daughter will most likely be the one wearing them, I did reinforce the yarn ends with some hot glue (just hide it on the inside).
You could embellish these with felt flowers, buttons, fabric flowers... just about anything! This is a SUPER cheap project and easy for kids!
(please note, yes, I had red popsicle sticks left over from a previous project. the color simply came off in the water when soaked... it didnt' really make a difference.)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Giveaway announcement for January!

Giveaway announcement! For the month of January, I will be giving away an aviator hat! The hat features a chenille flap with buttons and two ear flaps. I will make the hat in any size the winner would like. The giveaway is for this hat only. Here is how the giveaway will work this time:
a. If you are a Facebook fan of Goosie and Boomer Bowtique, you will receive an automatic entry.
b. Place an order for this week: January 9th-16th and receive the 10% discount plus 5 entries!
c. Become a follower of the blog and receive 3 additional entries!​
The drawing will take place on January 17th.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Update for January

Hello! I've been taking/filling orders! YAY! If you placed an order last week and are waiting for a total or invoice, I'm working on it! I happily and unexpectedly received several orders and I'm working down the list! Thank you to all that have contacted me about an order. I received inquiries about a few items, also. If you would like to "firm up" the order and receive the 10% discount for January, please do so soon. Giveaway announcement tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Welcome to new blog followers!!!!

Welcome to everyone that has become a new follower of the blog! I have been working diligently on new items for Goosie and Boomer Bowtique friends and fans! Valentine's Day and St.Patrick's Day are two holiday where you can have fun and share great times!
Enjoy the new Silly Leprechaun hat!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January Giveaway

There will be a January giveaway announced soon! I love the joy of delivering these giveaway items! I will give you a "heads up" as to how to increase your chances NOW for winning!
The first way to increase your chance is to become a Facebook fan of Goosie and Boomer Bowtique!
The second way to increase your chance is to become a blog follower. On the right hand side of the blog, you can click and become a follower. This will greatly increase your chances of winning!
The third way to increase your chance of winning is to place a January order. This is a double bonus because I am giving 10% off every order for January!!!
Best of luck to each of you and I wish you the best of health and happiness in the New Year!