December 20, 2007

New Classes for the New Year!

I am working on setting up a jewelry class in January or February. Check back for more info.

I am also working on some new and exciting paper classes, and scrapbooking classes. Sign up for our newsletter and you'll be one of the first to get the latest news!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

The Speckled Goose wishes all of our Friends & Family a very Merry Christmas and a very happy & safe holiday season.

We would also like to thank each and every one of your for your continued support of The Speckled Goose, Autumn and myself. We couldn't have done this without all of you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

November 21, 2007

Pat Quinn's 3 day 60 mile walk for the cure update

I received a very nice thank you from Pat Quinn. With the help of friends and family Pat achieved her goal of the $2,000.00 (plus) required donation to participate in the 3 day 60 mile walk for the cure in San Diego, November 10th.

Pat carried almost 100 names of suvivors and memorials, about 3 times survivors. Two of the survivors included my mother and sister. Thanks Pat!!

Pat is already looking to the future ~ she is comtemplating San Francisco. Pat we look forward to supporting you in the future. Pat keep us updated!!

Thanks to all of The Speckled Goose customers that helped support Pat on her journey. It is greatly appreciated!! We truly have the greatest customers and friends!

November 15, 2007

The Speckled Goose Holiday Open House Events

November 30th ~ December 1st

Join us for hors d'oeuvres, flavored coffees & hot chocolates, and our special dips.

10 am - 8 pm

December 7th ~ December 8th

Join us for hors d'oeuvres, flavored coffees & hot chocolates, and our special dips.

10 am - 8 pm

November 11, 2007

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays is a holiday event that takes you back to holidays gone by. Join Old Town residents and merchants and celebrate the season with musical performances, street corner caroling, a storyteller, and tell Santa what you want for Christmas. We will also have horse drawn wagon rides and a tree lighting ceremony at the Chamber.

Spot the Elf is back in Old Town

November 29th thru December 9th

Mug shot passbooks will be available on November 24th at participating area merchants.

Present your completed mug shot passbook at The Speckled Goose between November 29th and December 23rd for a FREE votive candle or gift card ~ your choice.

Sponsored by LOTA and local merchants.

~ Crafty Diva Christmas Card Class ~

When: Monday, November 19th at 6 pm
Where: The Speckled Goose
101-1/2 E. Chester St
Lafaytte, CO

Join us for an evening of creativity and fun as we make 20 Christmas cards including 3 different designs.

Fees: $20.00 per 20 cards and includes all supplies. Your paid registration must be received 48 hours prior to class.

Bring a friend; make a friend!

Call 303-665-1767 or email for more information!

November 5, 2007

FREE Holiday Ebook

Cinna-Minnies and Friends
2007 Holiday Special E-book

The Cinna-Minnies and Friends 20007 Holiday Special E-book is ready for you to download. The theme of this years E-book is centered around how to plan the best cookie swap ever.

Each participating vendor was asked to share a tried and true family
cookie recipe and or one of their family traditions. This years e-book is set up as follows: You will find a listing of all of the vendor's recipes and/or holiday tradition followed by their special offer with a link that is clickable to their website.

The resource page is full of useful links to websites with secrets
to making the perfect cookies, fantastic photos of a cookie swap, and party games and icebreakers just to name a few. You will find at the end of the E-book an invitation, recipe cards, a cookie swap to do list, cookie swap planner, etc. all as a gift from me to you. You may print these out to use for your own cookie swap.

The E-book is free to all to download, Please share with everyone you
know. Click on the banner below to download your FREE copy.

Thanks Cinna-Minnies and Friends for such a great book.

October 15, 2007

~ Birthday Parties ~

Are you or your youngster looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday?

The Speckled Goose has just the party your looking for. Invite a few of your closest friends and join me for a few hours of crafting, fun, cake and ice cream.

~Some of the projects we have completed during our birthday parties ~
Paint Christmas Ornament
Paint and embellishment picture frames
Make card ~ stamping and embossing techniques used

October 8, 2007

~ Website has been updated ~

As you look around our newly updated website, you'll notice that you can now purchase some of the great items you find in the store - online. When you make your selection, just click on the "add to cart" button to complete your purchases. If you experience any problems, just send me an email or call.

Crafty Diva Update

I have created a couple of polls for you to participate in for me. I am ready to schedule Crafty Diva Open Craft Night, but I want to know what day of the week works best for you!! I also am looking to find out if you want 1 or 2 Open Craft Nights per month.

What is Crafty Diva Open Craft Night you ask?

Well it is where you bring your portable craft to The Speckled Goose and work on your craft while you visit with other crafters. The Speckled Goose provides refreshments, and a place to visit. As always it is FREE!!

Class Policies

All classes must be paid for 24 hrs in advance of the scheduled class. There will be no refunds for a class that you are unable to attend, but you will receive credit toward a future class.

~ I have some exciting news to announce ~

Starting in the next few days you'll notice a new face around The Speckled Goose. Autumn Grant who is a familiar face on Monday's at Noble Treasures will be joining The Speckled Goose as a full partner.

Please help me welcome her as we begin our new adventure and head into the 2nd year of The Speckled Goose. I am very excited that she has joined me. More exciting news ~ Effect October 22nd, The Speckled Goose will be open 7 days per week. New hours will be Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday Noon - 5 pm.

September 9, 2007

What is new at The Speckled Goose?

I have been working on several new styles of pillows, stitcheries, and have lots of new gift cards available.

I am working on getting more scrapbooking projects in the store. Right now we have scrapbooking scrap kits, and kits for the kids to make craft projects. I am working on getting in stickers and embellishments. Hope to have these very soon.

Celebrate Lafayette

Celebrate Lafayette is coming fast. Celebrate Lafayette is on September 29th from 10 am - 4 pm starting with a pancake breakfast, followed by the parade, craft booths, shrimp boil and lots more.

Be sure to join us for the fun.

March 10, 2007

Raggedy Annie Dolls are now available at The Speckled Goose

We have several new items at The Speckled Goose. Our store hours are Wed - Sat 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm. Be sure to stop by to see them for yourself.

Below is a picture of April Annie. There are several to choose from and no two are alike.

We also have new candle scents ~ Rose, Love Spell, Exotic Spice, Gardenia, and many more. All are handcrafted using soy and the best ingredients available.

New Class project

Below are a couple of new card projects that we will be creating at The Speckled Goose. If you are unable to attend the class I will be creating detailed instructions and kits for purchase.

Call or email for more information.

March "Crafty Diva Girl's Night In"

The Speckled Goose Open Craft night is March 15th from 6 - 7:30 pm

Don't forget that it is FREE to come craft and visit with fellow crafters. Please make sure that you either call or email to reserve your space.

Bring a friend ~ Make a friend

February 7, 2007

February "Crafty Diva Girl's Night In"

The Speckled Goose Open Craft night is February 15th from 6 - 7:30 pm

Don't forget that it is FREE to come craft and visit with fellow crafters.

January 22, 2007

January "Crafty Diva Girls Night In"

The Speckled Goose Open Craft night is January 27th from 6 - 7:30 pm

Don't forget that it is FREE to come craft and visit with fellow crafters.

January "Crafty Diva" Class

Don't forget to reserve your space for our Valentine's Themed Mini-scrapbook class on January 27th at 5:00 pm.

This is the same mini-scrapbook that we made in December, but this time it is with the Valentine Theme. I can hardly wait to make this one.

This will make a great gift for a mom, grandma, or sister! Let's get together and learn some new crafting skills.

Fees: $5.00 per person and includes all materials.

Bring a friend; make a friend!Call or email for more information!

January 13, 2007

Reflecting with Nancie

During this time of year we are thinking about getting together with friends and family, and buying thoe holiday gifts. I learned a long time ago that you need to remember what is important in life, and not just during the holidays, but all year long. Mark and my children were and still are the most important thing to me.

The house cleaning and laundry can wait a while. If your child comes up to you and wants to play, sit down and play. The laundry will still be there tomorrow. God forbid your child will still be there tomorrow too.

Life is so short, and you just never know. Make the most of each and every day. Years from now your children will not remember that the house was not as spotless as you may wish it was, or that there was laundry sitting in the basket, but I guarantee that they will remember the time you spend with them each and every day.

So the moral of my reflection is ~ let the laundry sit for another day, let a little dust collect, or let that project at work wait till morning. Get out there with your kids, family and friends, watch the school play, play ball with the kid. Life is so short, make the most of it and there will never be regrets ~ I should have. . . . .

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

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The Speckled Goose