December 15, 2008

Inclement weather reminder

With snow in the air here in Colorado, I thought that I would let you know that if we DO get a lot snow or ice, I might not be able to get to the store. We live a ways from the main roads that get plowed, and sometimes it’s just too treacherous for me to drive. I live a ways from the store and my weather might be a lot different than the weather in town. I always try to make it in, but there are those days that the roads are just not safe for me to drive that distance.

If the weather is ‘iffy’ feel free to call the store to see if I am open before you make a trip out. The number at the store is 303-665-1767, and if I don't answer, please leave me a message as I may be with a customer and unable to answer. I will return your call if I am in the store.
Thanks for your understanding.


Wednesday & Thursday
10 am - 6 pm

Friday & Saturday
10 am - 8 pm

12 noon - 5 pm

December 11, 2008

Goal setting for 2009 atThe Speckled Goose

I am working on my goals and creating ideas for the coming year and I would like to know what you, customers of The Speckled Goose, would like to see in the store this next year.

Are you looking for more cottage decor, more western style decor, more primitive decor, more lodge decor, or a more neutral decor. Are you looking for an outlet to purchase more linens? Are you looking for more girlie items? handbags, jewelry, scarves, or more bath and body? Are you looking for more paper crafts? Scrapbook pages ready to add photos, photo calendars? complete photo albums and all you do is add photos?

Please try to be specific also, as in, stitcheries, more handpainted items, more dolls, more furniture, etc.

And for taking your time to let me know what you would like to see in The Speckled Goose, I will give each and every one of you that respond, a $10.00 FREE gift certificate to The Speckled Goose as my way of saying Thank You.

Please email me your thoughts to: and mention 2009 goals in the subject line. You can either pick up your gift certificate at the store, or I will mail to you. Your choice.

The gift certificate will be redeemable either in person at the store or on-line at:

Again, Thank you for participating and helping me set goals for the store for next year.

~ Custom Order I created ~

This is my version of an original Raggedy Annie and Andy that I created as a custom order for a customer.

For more information on custom orders, please email me, and state in the subject line "Custom Order Request".

These are handmade and stitched by me, signed and dated.

Our website:

Our Etsy Shop -

I hope all of you have a very Happy Holiday Season, and Merry Christmas. I appreciate all of the support / business you have given me and The Speckled Goose during this last year. I have been truly blessed meeting each and every one of you.

I will be taking a few days off after Christmas to spend some much needed time with my boys. Both Mark, and John have been very supportive of mom working long hours.

November 22, 2008

~ Updated Website ~

I finally added several new items to the website. Check under dolls, Angels, Christmas, and Pillows . I am still adding items, so check back often.

I have added Primitive Gingerbread dolls, a Grandmother pillow, a friends pillow, Christmas ornaments, and so much more.

November 11, 2008

John's 1st Wrestling Tournaments of the Season

Boy is it tough to get John up in the morning if he stayed up too late the night before, but when it comes to wrestling or rodeo, the kid is out of bed and out of the house before 6 am.

This past weekend he had a tournament on Saturday in Frederick and Sunday in Loveland. Both Saturday & Sunday he won a few matchs and lost a few. Came home with a couple of plaques for his wall on Sunday. He was tired but extremely excited.

I'll have to get a couple of pictures of him in his wrestling gear and post. He sure is cute, but then I am bias.

~ Customer Aprpeciation Open House ~

You are Invited to join Nancie and Haley d' Pug as we host our annual Customer Appreciation Open House at The Speckled Goose

When: Nov 21st & Nov 22nd from 10 am – 7 pm
November 23rd from 11 am – 5 pm

Home for the Holiday’s Celebration ~ December 6th from 10 am – 5 pm

Where: The Speckled Goose - 101-1/2 E. Chester St, Lafayette, CO

During our Open House, we will have:

• Gift ideas for Secret Santa's, Teachers, Friends, and Relatives
• Sampling of gourmet goodies throughout the day
• Irresistible items to decorate your home or start your Holiday shopping
• The ability to complete your holiday wish list for family and friends
• Free gift with every purchase - while supplies last
• Door prize registry

Our website:

Our Etsy Shop -

October 28, 2008

~ I am turning 50 and I am going to celebrate by giving YOU 50% off 1 piece of jewelry. ~

I am turning 50 and I am going to celebrate by giving YOU 50% off 1 piece of jewelry.

For my 50th birthday I am celebrating by giving you 50% off 1 piece of The Speckled Goose Jewelry.

Offer is good from Wednesday Oct 29th through Saturday November 8th.

Offer limited to 1 discount per person, and you must mention the newsletter to receive your discount.

That's right I am turning 50. Hard to believe, but there are days that I feel the 50 plus. I keep trying to tell John that mom is only 39, but he won't go for it. I guess that that would be a pretty weird discount to offer customers.

Stop by and help me celebrate my 50th.

The Speckled Goose is offering Layaway

The Speckled Goose is offering Layaway

Effective November 1st you can now put your Christmas purchases on Lay-a-way. Your total purchase must be at least $25.00, payment ~ 1/2 down and 1/2 in 30 days when you pick up your purchases.

Now you don't have to let those one of a kind gifts get away before your next payday.

October 27, 2008

~ Dates to Remember ~

October 31st ~ Halloween

November 1st ~ The Speckled Goose Layaway program begins

November 2nd ~ Daylight Savings Ends

November 4th ~ Election Day

November 11th ~ Veterans Day

November 27th ~ Thanksgiving

November 28th ~ The Speckled Goose Holiday Hours start

October 21, 2008

~ John starts wrestling this week ~

John's wrestling club starts practicing tonight. He won't be going for a couple of week though as he still has two weeks left till the end of football. Apparently there is no rest for wicked kids either.

I'll have to find his recent football picture and post. He is getting so big and looks so grown up.

More later. Enjoy the fall weather. It is a little cooler this week. Ok for me it is cold. The high is about 55 - 60 degrees and cloudy and overcast.

Our Etsy shoppe ~

Our website ~

October 20, 2008

~ Where has the last 2 weeks gone? ~

Well can you belive it has been almost two weeks since I last posted. I have been getting ready for the craft show this week. I set up on Thursday after I close the store and tear down on Saturday after I close. Hard to believe that it is already here. I will post address and hours in the next post.

October 8, 2008

~ Holly Days Craft Show ~

The Speckled Goose will be participating in Holly Days Craft Show again this year on October 24th & October 25th. The Craft Show will hosted in Brighton, Co at the Grange Hall on Bromley Lane east of I-76.

October 7, 2008

~ Art Night Out ~

The Speckled Goose will be celebrating National Arts & Humanities on October 24th from 6 pm - 9 pm in conjunction with pARTiculars and Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

Below is a schedule of events for the evening:
  • Art Reception at pARTiculars
  • Live Music at the corner of Public Road and Chester Street
  • Restaurant Promotions
  • Public Road Shops open until 10 pm
  • Kid's Night Out ~ drop off the kids at the Rec Center and enjoy an evening out.

Several of the Shoppes along Public Road will be offering specials for the evening. The Speckled Goose will be donating 10% of all sales to Breast Cancer Research during the event and the entire month of October.

Our Etsy shoppe ~

Our website ~

The Art Night Out event is sponsored by Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission in partnership with pARTiculars.

~ Celebrate Lafayette ~

The weather was great for the Celebrate Lafayette Celebration. I got to meet more of my neighbors around the store which is great. The kids loved the parade. The parades are a lot smaller these days than I remember as a kid.

October 6, 2008

~ October is Breast Cancer Awareness ~

Just want to remind everyone that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please make sure that you get your mamogram.

My sister (who is 2 years younger than I) is a almost 6 year survivor and my mother will be a 2 year survivor. You just never know, so please make sure you get your yearly exam.

~ Starting to feel like fall ~

It is starting to feel like fall in Colorado. I love this time of year. Cool nights and cooldays. The trees have beautiful colors going on. Sure makes it fun to sit in the house snuggled in a blanket watching football.

I am not enjoying the sweeping of the leaves, but it sure is better than the snow at this point. I'll have to get some pics of the trees around here and post.

October 1, 2008

~ Shop for the Cure ~

Shop for the Cure

During the month of October The Speckled Goose will donate 10% of all sales, in the store, on-line and via my Esty shoppe to Breast Cancer Research.

I will be donating monies in honor of my mother Bev Wilson, and my sister Vickie Nyce who are both Breast Cancer Survivors.

If you would like me to add one of your loved ones, please let me know. I will be honored to add their names!!

September 30, 2008

~ Celebrate Lafayette ~

Celebrate Lafayette is one of the oldest events in Old Town Lafayette. This year Celebrate is on October 4th, 2008. Free Pancake breakfast is from 7 am - 9 am at the VFW.

Parade starts at 10 am along Public Road, and the street fair is from 10 am - 4 pm, with lots of events for the entire family.

For more info check out Discover Lafayette

Our Etsy shoppe ~

Our website ~

September 19, 2008

Daily Recipes & Cooking Tips

Did you notice the daily recipes and cooking tips at the bottom of the page????? Each day the recipes and cooking tips change. Hope you enjoy them.

New items in the Shoppe

I have been busy again. There is a lot of new stuff in the Shoppe. I put some really cute gift baskets together. All you have to do is pick out your basket and your gift is ready to give. What could be better than that? There are a few differents styles to choose from.

Halloween items are starting show up also. I have made some really cute bats, and pumpkins and working on more. I will be getting pics posted shortly.

September 13, 2008

~ FREE Ebook ~ Planning a Bridal Shower

Are you, friend or a family member getting ready to plan a Bridal Shower? I have found a FREE Ebook that has great ideas.

HTBFREE2 Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Host A Folksy Family and Friends Bridal Shower

Updated format and links

Well I finally figured out how to change the format / html code on the blog to match my website. Took a while, but I think that it looks great.

I have also added some of my favorite blogs. I will be getting more up there, along with some links to free patterns, and other good stuff.

Have a great weekend.

September 7, 2008

John's 1st Football Game of Season

The Rebels did great yesterday (8 & under). I closed the store early so that I could go and watch their first game of the season. They won 38 - 12. John was so tired on the way home that he fell asleep. He is playing center, kick off return, and noseguard. He got a great workout.

All the coaches did a great job also. They do have a few things to work on, but they all did a great job and had lots of fun.

September 2, 2008

Holiday Weekend

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend. I worked on Saturday and Monday so my only day off was Sunday. I had a great day. Mark made us breakfast and John and I cleaned up the house a little.

Then the boys went to play, John lost his brand new glasses (just got Friday aftn), then they found them under Mark's foot, one of the lens fell out, and then he lost one of the lens. Well after much searching in the truck we (Mark) finally found the missing lens and I got them put them back together. Let's hope that doesn't happen again for quiet a while.

August 30, 2008

End of Summer is here

Well the kids are in school and Labor Day is just two days away. Can you believe it. Even with the heat around here I have noticed some trees starting to turn color. Not sure if it is because fall is coming or the lack of water or too much water.

John started school almost 2 weeks ago and is loving it. So is mom and dad. =) Football practice 4 times a week and games start next weekend. Football will even be on TV. I am looking forward to that. I love the cold weather, drinking cocoa and watching football.

Well I'd better get back to work. You all have a great Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2008

Fall at The Speckled Goose

Fall is starting to show up at The Speckled Goose. We have a mixture of handmade primitive pumpkins, fall florals, hand painted pumpkins, ghosts, black cats, and so much more.

~ More New Items ~

I have been busy as you can see ~ more new items in the shoppe.

I call this a scrapbook cup of tea ~ contains 1 tea bag. I have many different graphics to choose from.

I call this scrapbook popcorn ~ each one of these contains a microwave package of butter popcorn. I have many different graphics to choose from.

Below are grubby clothes pins ~ boy do they smell good!!!

I will be working on getting these listed on within the next day or so, or you can email me directly for pricing and shipping info.

Graphics used in the cup of tea and popcorn packages were created by Designs by Trina.

August 28, 2008

Couple of Fall Items in the Shoppe

Here is a couple of pictures of the new fall items in the shoppe.

If you're interested in purchasing either of these send me an email for pricing and shipping info.

August 26, 2008

Pics of new items in the store

Pics of some of the new Raggedy Anne dolls ~ all are signed & dated.

This pic if of a Cup of Tea that I created out of muslin and acrylic paint. Each one has a Cup of Tea message included.

August 25, 2008

Where has time gone????

Can you believe that it is almost September already. I have no clue where May, June, July and now August has gone.

I have been so busy lately making lots of new items, including Gingerbread Ornies, Primitive Sheep, Primitive Grubby Clothes Pins, and so much more.

I need to get more pics posted and items posted on Etsy. Below is my Etsy store link so that you can check out what I have listed out there so far.

Pics of the grandkids

Tiffany and the kids came to Colorado recently. It sure was good to see them. It had been a whole year since I had seen the kids. They sure are getting big. 1st pic ~ Desmis 1 yr, Anthony 5 yr, Maria 2 yrs, & Kristal 7 yrs.

July 12, 2008

July newsletter has been published

July's Newsletter has been published. Find out what has been going on at The Speckled Goose, our Anniversary celebration, and so much more.

2nd Anniversary

The Speckled Goose is celebrating it's second anniversary on July 15th, 2008.

I would like to thank all of my loyal customers, new friends, my old friends, and especially my family. Without each of you this would not have been possible.

Please join me on July 25thand July 26th for cake and specials in the store.

FREE shipping on all on-line orders July 25th and July 26th.

March 18, 2008

Eggstravaganza a huge hit

On Saturday, March 15th, Lafayette had their annual Easter egg hunt. This year the Rec Dept added an eggstravaganza in Old Town which was a huge hit, and the weather was beautiful.

Kids got to gather eggs, eat peeps, visit a petting zoo, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, along with collecting eggs at local business. Several of the local business' also donated Easter basket to some of the lucky egg hunters.

At The Speckled Goose I handed at approximately 150 eggs, and Haley d Pug had her picture taken with the Easter Bunny. I will get the pic posted soon. She wasn't too sure about it though.

March 4, 2008

Newsletter has hit the stands at The Speckled Goose

Our March newsletter is completed and posted at The Speckled Goose Newsletter for more happenings at the store.

Tax Time

April 15th is fast approaching. I have read many articles about staying organized, and every year I tell my self that I am going to better next year. It seems that every year I am a little better organized, but not completely.

I always seem to slack off around the holidays and then have to play catch up. I would love to hear about what works for you, and how I can get on track and stay there, even through the holidays.

February 25, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt in Old Town Lafayette, CO

On March 15 (snow/rain date ~ March 22nd) Old Town Lafayette will be the host of our annual EGGstravaganza. Many of the Old Town businesses will be handing out candy filled eggs, and sponsor gift baskets for the area kids.

Egg hunt starts at 10:30am at Waneka Lake Park, and moves to the Starkey building (the old chamber building) Old Town Lafayette at 11:00 am.

  • Take pictures with the Easter Bunny

  • Petting Zoo

  • Decorate Eggs

  • Gather Peeps

  • Games

  • Crafts for the kids, and

Special offers at downtown businesses, and collect candy filled eggs.

Sponsored by Lafayette Recreation Department. For more info City of Lafayette.

Spring Cleaning Mode

Anyone else in the spring cleaning mode? I sure am. Look out boys. Garbage man came last week and the dumpster is empty. =)

My booth at Noble Treasures has been totally re-done, along with The Speckled Goose. I even cleaned out my car and got stuff into the garage. No, the garage isn't cleaned out yet. It was too cold in the garage to work in there too much. Yes, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it.

I will get pictures taken this week and get them posted.

February 14, 2008

New Store Hours

Autumn has decided that it best for her and her family if she becomes a stay at home mom again. With this decision it has become necessary to adjust our store hours. My boys are enjoying having mom at home on Sunday.

New Store Hours

Wednesday - Saturday

10 am - 6 pm

Closed Sunday - Tuesday

January 30, 2008

Mothers and Daughters (ages 10 and up)!

Come spend an evening together making your own jewelry! Students will make a gemstone donut pendant necklace and matching earrings. They will select one of the following gemstones for their necklace and earring set: Rhodenite (pink), Tiger Eye (golden browns), Sodalite (blue), Poppy Jasper (reds), and Onyx (black). The earrings are for pierced ears only, and will coordinate with the gemstones selected.

We will be using a combination of sterling silver and genuine semi-precious gemstones with Czech glass filler beads in a pre-designed necklace and earring set.

Cost of the class -$38 per person- includes materials. Instructor will provide all tools needed to make your treasures!

March 7th ~ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Space is limited, so call or email to reserve your space.

Check out our website for up to date information on all of our craft classes.

January 28, 2008

New items at The Speckled Goose

Autumn and I have been busy creating some great new items for the store. Autumn is busy working on more dolls, and I have been creating memory albums, and scrapbook calendars along with embellishments.

I am excited about the paper crafts we have in the store, and soon we'll have items for the card makers and scrapbookers. I am in the process of putting together embellishments that you can add to your cards, scrapbook pages, and /or gifts.

I have also updated our website with a lot of new items available on-line or in the store. I would love to know what you think ~ send me an email and let me know.

Copyright © 2008—All Rights Reserved - Written By Nancie Dumdi of The Speckled Goose, Craft E Newsletters, Nancie's Country Collectables, and Creative Web Design by Nancie

January 22, 2008

the New Year is upon us

Well the New Year is upon us, and in Colorado we are in the middle of an artic cold front. Yes, it is cold. When I started my car this morning it was -2 and is supposed to be in the 20's today.

John's 8th birthday is this Saturday, January 26th, and we will be spending it in Las Vegas at a Lamb Feeders convention. What you say??? Well ever since John was born, he has been spending his birthday somewhere other than at home. What are you going to do when the convention falls on his birthday every year? He'll be one little guy that can say that he has been . . . on his birthday, and here. . .

My goal for the year is to update The Speckled Goose blog at least weekly. Sometimes it may be about the store, and other times it may be about the ramblings of farm life.

Copyright © 2008—All Rights Reserved - Written By Nancie Dumdi of The Speckled Goose, Craft E Newsletters, Nancie's Country Collectables, and Creative Web Design by Nancie