December 30, 2009

~ Christina of Buttermilk Junction ~



Below is a picture of Christina of Buttermilk Junction in Junction City, Or, and me, Nancie of The Speckled Goose.


Our family is in Junction City Oregon, and I got to stop in and meet Christina in person. She is such a cutie. Oh, and Christina is the skinny one on the right!! =)







December 29, 2009

~ Road trip is going well ~

Our road trip is going well. Not too much bad weather, but we did have some blowing snow and icy roads coming through Wyoming.


We're in Oregon today, and will be headed back to Idaho in a couple of days, and then back home on Sunday. It sure is good to see family we haven't seen in a while.


Today in Oregon we have some fog and cloudy sky's, and I'll get to stop by a friends store to meet her in person.
Well you all have a great day. I'll get pics later.

December 23, 2009

~ New Blog Design ~

I would love to hear what you think of our new blog design. Is it easy to read? Do you like the 3 columns?

What would you like to see that isn't here? Please, please, comments.

Thanks,

December 22, 2009

~ Last Minute Shopping Hours ~


The Speckled Goose will be open from 10 am - 7 pm on Wednesday and

10 - ?? on Chritmas Eve for your last minute shopping needs.

We have great gift items, and stocking stuffers.


December 19, 2009

~ Last Minute Shopping ~


The Speckled Goose is open tomorrow Sunday December 20th from 10 am - 5 pm. Stop by to pick up your last minute gifts and stocking stuffers. Lots of cool vintage, new, and handcrafted items to choose from.


The Elf Hunt is winding down


Tomorrow is the last of elf hunting in Old Town Lafayette. Get out and get book completed before the elfves are gone for another year.


December 18, 2009

~ Gift Certificates are available ~


I have added the option to purchase gift certificates on our blog, for purchases at The Speckled Goose.


December 17, 2009

~ Christmas Closure ~

We will be taking some much needed time off to visit out of state family.

The Speckled Goose will be closed December 25th through January 5th.


All orders placed during this time will processed and shipped starting January 6th.

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!



~ Last minute shopping Hours ~

~ Last minute shopping Hours at The Speckled Goose ~


Thurs ~ Dec 17th ~ 10 am - 7 pm


Fri ~ Dec 8th ~ 10 am - 8 pm


Sat~ Dec 19th ~ 10 am - 7 pm


Sun ~ Dec 20th ~ 10 am - 5 pm


Wed ~ Dec 23rd ~ 10 am - 7 pm


Christmas Eve ~ Dec 24th ~ 10 am - 4 pm??

~ 48 Hour Sale ~


We are having a store wide 48 hour sale starting at Noon (MST) today and ending at Noon (MST) on Saturday. Everything is 20& off, no need for coupons or codes, just add items to your shopping basket and the sale price is there.

Hurry as it won't last!!




December 13, 2009

Only 7 days left of Elf Spotting in Old Town Lafayette, CO


Only 7 days left of Elf Spotting in Old Town Lafayette, CO. Books are available in 20 + shoppes in Old Town, get yours today and start elf hunting. =) Great fun for all ages!


As always our on-line Store ~ The Speckled Goose is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Our Etsy store is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year ~ check us out ~ The Speckled Goose Etsy Shoppe



December 8, 2009

~ Send a Card to our troops ~

Below (toward the bottom of our main page) you will notice an option to send a FREE Post Card to our troops. Xerox will print a post card and mail to our troops serving overseas. Please go and send a card to our troops, and lets make sure that each and everyone of them receive a post card this Christmas saying Thank you for your time and service.

Thank you for taking the time to thank a mom, dad, father, son, brother, daughter, sister, aunt, uncle, grandfather, grandmother serving our country overseas so that we can be free in the USA.



December 5, 2009

Only 15 days left of Elf Spotting in Old Town Lafayette, CO


Only 15 days left of Elf Spotting in Old Town Lafayette, CO. Books are available in 20 + shoppes in Old Town, get yours today and start elf hunting. =) Great fun for all ages!


As always our on-line Store ~ The Speckled Goose is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Our Etsy store is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year ~ check us out ~ The Speckled Goose Etsy Shoppe



December 3, 2009

~ Holiday Open House ~


I would like to invite each and everyone of you to join us for our annual Christmas Open House on


Saturday December 5th from 10 am - 5 pm, and


Sunday December 6th from Noon - 5 pm


Join us for Christmas Music, Refreshments, Hot Apple Cider, Sparking Cider, and so much more. We would love to see you.



As always our on-line Store ~ The Speckled Goose is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Our Etsy store is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year ~ check us out ~
The Speckled Goose Etsy Shoppe



November 28, 2009

~ Checking Banner Exchanges ~


Boy, was that an overdue task. I haven't checked links on my websites in quite a while and it sure showed. I have updated 2 out of 4 of my sites so far. It is amazing how many websites are no longer around.

It takes a while, but when it is done it sure feels good. If you haven't checked your link exchanges you might want to take the time.


November 27, 2009

~ Spot the Elf ~


~ Spot the Elf is back in Old Town Lafayette ~

Spot the Elf booklets are here ~ Fun for all ages, and FREE to participate. Get your elf spotting booklet at any of the participating businesses in Old Town.

Elf spotting begins on November 27th and continues through December 20th. Return your completed booklets to Bob L. Burger Rec Center by December 21st to receive your completion certificate.

Call or email for more info.


~ Holiday Open House ~


I would like to invite you to our annual Holiday Open House and enjoy Christmas music, sparking cider, and refreshments.


When: December 5th from 10 am - 5 pm

December 6th from Noon - 5 pm.


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


All mailing list customers mention our newsletter and receive 20% off your total purchases on both days.


November 19, 2009

~ New Primitives in Store ~



Below is a picture of some of the new primitives that have arrived at The Speckled Goose. Some of these will also be arriving to our on-line store.










As always our on-line Store ~ The Speckled Goose is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Our Etsy store is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year ~ check us out ~ The Speckled Goose Etsy Shoppe



~ New Jewelry has arrived at The Speckled Goose ~



Below are a few pictures of some of our new jewelry in the store. All of these can be found in the store and a few have been added to our on-line store. If you see something here, but it isn't on-line, just give us a call or email for purchase information.

~ The Speckled Goose on-line store ~














As always our on-line Store ~ The Speckled Goose is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Our Etsy store is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year ~ check us out ~ The Speckled Goose Etsy Shoppe



November 14, 2009

~ Crochet Neck Scarfs are here ~



With the snow in the air again, I thought that I'd better get a few more neck scarves made.

I have a several new colors and on a day like today in Colorado you can't beat the warmth of a hand made scarf around you neck.

All of my scarves are machine wash and dry.


November 12, 2009

~ Christmas cards are here ~


We have several varieties of Christmas cards to choose from in the store, including, elegant, fun, singles, and box sets.

We also have a large variety in our Boutique located within Noble Treasures.

Hurry to get the best selection while they last!


November 5, 2009

~ New Candle Fragrances are here ~


Favorite Candle Fragrances have been re-stocked:

Rose
Snickerdoodle
Reidndeer Droppings
Cinnamon Stick
Lavender
Pig Poop
Duck Farts
Snowman Poop

and so much more!!

We also have several new candle fragrances:

Creamy Vanilla Mint
Cotton Briches
Sweet Pea
Twigs & Berries
Pina Colada
Nana's Kitchen
Hot Apple Pie
Creme Burlee
Holiday Memories


and so much more!!

October 29, 2009

~ Holiday Store Hours begin on November 1st ~


Holiday Store hours effective
November 1st, 2009

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

10 am - 6 pm


Friday

10 am - 8 pm


Sunday

Noon - 5 pm


~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.


As always our on-line Store ~ The Speckled Goose is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our Etsy store is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year ~ check us out ~ The Speckled Goose Etsy Shoppe


~ Colorado Weather ~


Believe it or not, we are in the middle of a winter storm. Winter already? Well the calendar says that it is fall, but looking out the door you wouldn't believe it.

We had approximately a foot of snow at the store yesterday (at least it felt like it when I shoveled). I shoveled the parking lot and sidewalks at least 3 times, and it was still snowing when I left at 5 pm.

I don't know how much snow is at the store today as I am sitting in the house and didn't try to brave these roads. They are snow packed and icy. Several of the highways and freeways in our area are closed due to the weather conditions.

Today is a school snow day. John is outside playing in the snow (good thing he bought snowpants and a jacket with his Christmas gift cards). It is fun to watch from inside the house where is it a little more toasty.


Stay safe and warm.


Nancie


September 30, 2009

New items added

Below are pictures of some of the new items in the store, and on-line. The Reindeer ~ I have made two different sizes, and they come either prim stained, or painted. They all have button eyes, and sewn eye browns and noses, and twig antlers.







September 20, 2009

~ What's new this week ~


I sure don't know where the time goes, but I have been busy creating, and creating more. I have made a few Reindeer Ornaments, and have a few more to finish up. They are so cute.

I have also made a few new signs, and working on more. Two are ready for new homes, and the rest will be ready this next week.

I am also in the process of making more tea bags with a holiday theme, and I'll be working on some hot chocolate bags with a holiday / winter theme. They are great stocking stuffers, or gifts for co-workers.

I am also working on re-doing a pair of end tables, but I need to get some different paint so that I can finish them. Will they be finished this next week? probably not, but as soon as their are done, I'll post pics.

I'll have to post pics the first of the week. I ran out of time this week and didn't get any pics taken. Hopefully Monday or Tuesday I can get them posted.



Our website ~ The Speckled Goose

~ Our Etsy Store ~

September 15, 2009

Celebrate Lafayette ~ Sept 26th

Our annual Celebrate Lafayette is approaching fast. It is hard to believe that Sept 26th is almost here.

The Speckled Goose will be open from 8:30 am - 6 pm on the 26th of Sept, and there will be lots to do in Old Town Lafayette.

Parade starts at 9 am on the south end of Public Road, and the rest starts at 10 am on the north end of Public Road.

For more info check out~

Hope to see you there.

Our Etsy Store has been updated



I have finally updated my Etsy store, and added many new items. I have also added a link on the left side of my blog with a link and a few pics of newly added items.


Etsy Store link ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5554511


September 9, 2009

Pictures of a few new items in the shoppe.

Pictures of a few new items in the shoppe.











School is in full force


John has been back to school for a few weeks now. We're starting to get into the swing of things again, getting up early, dinner, homework, bath and then off to bed. He is bringing home about an hour of homework to complete each night.

John also hae been playing football, and dad is coaching. That is taking a lot of time on both of their parts, but they are having a great time. Their first game was this past Saturday and they won 40 - 19. Not too bad for their first game of the season.


I will be checking out the best day to close the shoppe and watch one of their games. When I get that figured out I'll let everyone know what Saturday I'll be closed. I'll give you at least a couple of weeks notice.


Our website: http://www.thespeckledgoose.com/index.php


Our Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5554511

What I am working on this week.


I have so many things going on the last several days, it is hard to know where to start. The weather has been beautiful in Colorado, and I am getting lots done.


I added items to my website, and my etsy store. Yes, I know that it is about time. I added a link on the sidebar of the newest items listed on Etsy. Jump on over and take a look.

I have several new items in the store including new primitive sheep, cows, pigs, roosters, pumpkins, old cookbooks, a couple more black cats, tart warmers, and so much mroe that I can't remember. I am in the process of getting new pictures, and will get them posted real soon.



Our website: http://www.thespeckledgoose.com/index.php



Our Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5554511




August 30, 2009

Twitter link

Guess if I post a link to my twitter page I should double check the link and make sure it is right. Well I have done that and it is now working Sorry for any confusion.

The correct link is ~ www.twitter.com/speckledgoose


Have a great Sunday and the first of the week I'll have pictures of new items in the store and many new creations that I have been working on.


August 23, 2009

Old Town Lafayette Peach Festival


Old Town Lafayette Peach Festival is gone for another year and was a huge success. There were lots ot people in town enjoying peaches and the shoppes and sights of Old Town Lafayette.


The truck of peaches at our corner sold out, although they were $40.00 a box. Mark and John got a couple of peaches each while they were they there and they were a dollar each. I think that it was a little high, as did customers.

August 7, 2009

What I am working on this week.

I have gotten a lot finished this week, and I am working on more. Yes, I am working on pics (battery is charging), but you'll find them in the store already.










Primitive Stars with sayings, Primitive black cats with primitive pumpkins, Vintage jello molds pin cushions, and Primitve stars with primitive black cats. I also finished some stitchery pillows and I am in the process of getting them stuffed as I speak.



I have added a few primitive Americana items to my website. And now I am so excited, I just found the pair of arms for one of my dolls in process. I don't have to make new ones. Yea!! I am also putting some of my completed stitchery's into frames. Hope to have those ready to go by next week. So much to do and so little time.



Speaking of so little time, John goes back to school in less than 2 weeks. Can you believe that summer has gone so quickly? I sure can't, and I still have to go shopping for school supplies.



Back to stuffing and framing. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Oh, before I forget - I can be found on facebook, and twitter.

http://www.facebook.com/speckledgoose



http://www.twitter.com/speckledgoose




August 1, 2009

Art Night Out - Huge Success


Last night was our last Art Night Out on the calendar at the moment. The different groups and merchants will be meeting to discuss what worked and what didn't, and then they will schedule more dates. Hopefully they will set them on a certain Friday each month so everyone can count on coming down for that Friday night.


I'll post more info when I have it. I would like to thank everyone who made it possible, and of course the community who enjoyed it immensely. Every time we have one of these I get lots of comments and questions if we're going to do more.


We can now be found on Facebook.com



If you're a member be sure to add us as a friend or become a fan of our page. Hope to see you there.


July 31, 2009

Thefts at the store


I have had a couple of thefts at the store lately. Someone stole a radio flyer wagon, unfinished wood pieces, a white wood rocker, and now I am missing two flower pots, a sheep and a cowboy boot. Why do people do this type of thing to people? They were sitting outside my back door at the store. I think that someone stole the wagon when I was working at the store.



Guess I am going to have to get some cameras. Yes, I did call the police and report them. I have also driven up and down a few of the alley ways checking in yards. Will do that for a while to see if I can find them. The wagon didn't have my name on it, but the chair did. Won't they be surprised where I put my name, unless of course they paint it before I find it.


What's New This Week

I finally feel like I have gotten something accomplished. It sure feels good. I finished some Primitive Americana Stars, and Primitive Sheep, along with an Americana Sheep. They sure are cute and now looking for new homes.


All of these items are in the store, and I should have them on my website before the weekend if finished, along with a few more collectables.


I do have several dolls are that in need of clothes and I hope to get them clothed by the end of next week and they will all be ready for new homes.


















July 27, 2009

The Speckled Goose extended summer Store Hours:


The Speckled Goose extended summer Store Hours:


Thursdays - 10 am - 7 pm (Farmer's Market through Sept)

Wednesday July 29th - 10 am - 8 pm (Festival Plaza Summer Concert)

July 31st - 10 am - 10 pm (Art Night Out)


Dates to Remember in Old Town Lafayette, CO


Wednesday, July 29 - 7pm Festival Plaza Concert: Ken K hits the stage at Festival Plaza at 7pm for an evening of family-friendly entertainment.



The Speckled Goose will be open late on Wed July 29th so that you can enjoy some shopping along with the great music. Call or email for more details.



July 31st from 6 pm - 10 pm is Art Night Out. This is a great time to check out all Old Town Lafayette has to offer, including the unique mix of shoppes, resturants, and so much more. Join us for a great night in Old Town.


July 10, 2009

The Speckled Goose celebrates 3 years


That's right ~ We will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary on July 15th. To celebrate, Haley and I will have refreshments all week (brownies, cookies, & more), and samples of our yummy dips.


I can hardly believe that I have had the pleasure of visiting and meeting all of our wonderful customers, and creating unique one of a kind dolls, stitchery's, pillows, and so much more for 3 years now.


I have enjoyed every day of the past three years (maybe with the exception of shoveling the parking lot and sidewalks of snow) that I can not believe working anywhere else.


If you have time, please stop by and say "Hi", share some refreshments with us, and you'll also enjoy 20% off your entire purchases during the week of July 15 th - July 18th (with the exception of consignment items).


Thanks again for 3 great years!! Our Customers are the BEST!!!


July 6, 2009

What's New This Week

Well not much is new this week. Things are kind of disorganized for me. I had to take an unexpected trip to Texas for a few days, so that threw everything off schedule. I hope to get back on schedule this week. I am in the process of cleaning up all of the tea cup sets that I got a week or so ago.



Mark and I got to go to Greeley Stampede and see Kid Rock. That was a great concert. I love some of his songs, but with the rap I wasn't sure I would enjoy it, but he was great. We got rained on for about 10 minutes, but it didn't ruin or even slow down the concert.



John has been spending a lot of time the last couple of weeks with his grandma and grandpa from Oregon. He has been doing a lot of showing off, and steer riding for them.

July 2, 2009

What's New This Week


I picked up a radio flyer red wagon this past week. Now all I have to do is figure out what I want to do with it. Do I clean it up and sell it, or do I clean it up, and plant flowers in it and, then either keep it or sell it? Decisions, Decisions.


I recently went to an estate sale and this gal had a beautiful collection of tea cups and saucers. I picked up all I could. You'll have to stop by to check them out. They are really pretty and some very unique sets. I also picked up some USA Pottery, and a few more salt and pepper sets.


I am in the process of putting a couple of fabric frogs together. All I have left to do is dress them, and create their faces. They are looking really cute, and they are a lot of fun to make. I have painted a few new birdhouses, and am working on some Americana stars.





Our website: http://www.thespeckledgoose.com/index.php



Our Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5554511



The Speckled Goose Gift Boutique


As I get ready to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of The Speckled Goose I have some exciting new to announce ~ The Speckled Goose is expanding and opening a small gift boutique within Noble Treasures, in Old Town Lafayette. By opening our new Gift Boutique our customers can browse my handcrafted items and collectables 7 days a week. As many of you know I work at Noble Treasures on Monday and Tuesday, so I’ll be able to answer any questions you may have regarding my handcrafted items on the days that the main store is closed.

At The Speckled Goose Gift Boutique you’ll find the same great handcrafted in the USA items you find at our main store like our original Raggedy Ann dolls, soy candles, primitive cats, and primitive bunnies, pillows, quilts, Americana, and so much more.


Noble Treasures is located at 409 S. Public Road, Lafayette, CO - 303-926-4060

Store Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday Noon - 5 pm


Our website: http://www.thespeckledgoose.com/index.php

Our Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5554511

June 23, 2009

~ ! ~ Art Night - Huge Success ~ ! ~


Art Night Out was another HUGE success. And without all of the support from our community it wouldn't be possible. For that I want to THANK YOU all for helping us make Art Night Out a great Success.

We had great weather, lots of music, food and of course shopping. I finally made it home at 11:30. I keep getting asked if we're going to this type of thing often. YES, we are. We as a business community are glad that the community is enjoying the evenings out.


Our next Art Night out is July 31st from 6 pm - 10 pm. I will post more info as it becomes available, but make sure that you put July 31 st on your calendar.


June 15, 2009

Video of JJ - Sutton, OK Eaglet


Oh my, I am so glad that camfan captured a couple of videos of JJ. She has been like a mother watching her first born. I finally got to see her fly up to the bar and I had tears in my eyes. Then Monday morning I found the links to these videos that were put together. I am so excited and say Thank You enough to camfan for caputuring and putting on youtube for the rest of us to watch.







There are a couple of different videos to watch. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.



Our Website ~ The Speckled Goose

June 13, 2009

Art Night Out - Friday June 19th from 6 pm - 10 pm

~!~ ART NIGHT OUT ~!~

Celebrate an evening along Lafayette's Public Road

Friday, June 19th, 6pm-10pm

Art Receptions, Live Music, Refreshments, Dining & Shopping

For more information on Art Night Out visit: www.cityoflafayette.com/culturalarts


Please note that this is not an all inclusive list of participating businesses. The Speckled Goose will be open until 10 pm, but is not listed in the promotional material.

Hope to see all of you Friday night on June 19th.


http://www.thespeckledgoose.com/

June 12, 2009

What's New This Week


I drove by this barbecue for 2 weeks and kept telling myself that I could do something with it, but what? Well it finally hit me and I finally stopped and picked it up.

It had to have my name on it as it sat there for a full 2 weeks or more. Well I figured out what to do with it and picked it up. I had 4 guys standing on the porch watching and laughing at me as I put it into the backseat of my car.



The barbecue is in great shape that I almost felt bad about putting flowers in, but it looks sooooo cute. I planted the flowers on Wednesday and I have gotten so many comments on it already. I am so excited and it looks so cute at the store. The barbecue is available for purchase, but with a local pickup only.



I also got the second half of the west side of the building planted in shrubs. I just have to pick up a few more and it wll be done. It looks so good. I have been wanting to do this for the last 3 years and I finally got it done. I'll have to get more pictures taken to show all of you. It s really coming together.


Can you believe that ~ The Speckled Goose is almost 3 years old. Boy does time fly when you're having fun.


Below is a picture of John on his new old horse "Spirit". She is close to 30 years old and he is having a grand time riding, grooming, and feeding her.




Our Website ~ The Speckled Goose


June 6, 2009

Red Tail Hawk - Portland, OR


As you may know from some of my earliers posts that Jay and Kay in Tulsa, OK lost their eggs this year to the weather (snow storm), so I started to watch the RTH in Portland.

They were so much fun to watch them hatch, their first feeding, and growing up. Well, it is time for them to fledge, and they were doing really well until one of them hit a car, and then the other hit a window (I think it was), well anyway they have both been rescued from their mishaps, and hopefully will be released back to their parents this weekend.



A gentleman by the name of Bob has been blogging about their process and you can see all of it along with pictures. Boy is he beautiful.



June 2, 2009

Hawk and Eagle babies are growing up


The hawk and eagle babies are growing up so fast and will be getting ready to leave their nests soon. I sure am going to miss watching them grow. They have been so much fun to watch hatch, eat, grow up and trying to fly.

I don't know what I am going to do with myself all summer and winter while I wait till next spring to start the process all over. I will keep all of you updated on all of the info I find and am watching.

I wonder if they go through this process more than once a year? I'll have to pull out the falcon & hawks book I bought John for Christmas and see what I can find out. It sure would be fun if they nest more than once a year.


Our website ~ The Speckled Goose

Our Etsy Shoppe ~ The Speckled Goose Etsy Shoppe

May 26, 2009

What's New This Week


This past weekend was beautiful with all the warm weather and flowers blooming. The boys got to go practice calf riding, and steer wrestling. John rode a steer on Saturday, and then rode twice on Sunday. He is loving it. I'll have to get pictures, and maybe a video and try to figure out how to upload a video so that everyone can see him ride steers. Boy do they grow up fast. It was just yesterday that he was a baby and now he is already 9 years and pushing 95 pounds. Where does the time go?


I've got the store all spring cleaned, lots of new items in the store, flowers and shrubs planted, and now I have to figure out what I want to work on next. Any ideas???? More dolls?? paint some signs? I am undecided, but I am leaning toward doing some painting. I know, I need to get pictures taken of new items, the flowers and a new picture of the front of the store. Guess that is what I should work on this week.


May 16, 2009

What's New This Week

Where to start? So much has been going on the last couple of weeks. There are a lot of new items in the store, and I still haven't gotten pictures taken. That is my chore for today. Yesterday I dug up weeds, turned dirt, and planted shrubs on the west side of the building. I only got half of the area done so far, but it is looking good. I am sooooo excited. So take a look and let me know what you think of my choice of colors.

I have all of my spring flowers planted, and the bulbs that Mark and John gave me for Mother's Day. They are sitting right next to the front door of the store and look sooooo pretty. I love this time of year.




Oh I know what else, I took pictures of our babies last night. I'll get them uploaded and posted today. They are so cute to watch play and run around. One of them even thinks that his mom is a jungle jim. He jumps up and down on her back when she is laying down, and she just lays there. What a great mom.










Ok I have to get back to picture taking. I have sooo much new stuff in the store to show all of you. Have a great weekend, and I hope you enjoy the pictures of our babies. I do love to watch them play.
Nancie and Haley


May 8, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY


I would like to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Mother's Day. I hope the weather is beautiful for all of you and you get to enjoy the warm weather and most of all your families.

Make sure all of you ladies take some time for yourself. Enjoy a soothing bubble bath, plant new flowers in your garden, enjoy a cup of coffee outside listening to the birds sing. Whatever you do enjoy your day. You've earned it.


May 3, 2009

Where does the time go????



Where does the time go?? Can you belive it is already May, and John is out of school within 3 weeks time. Three weeks??? Why can't they go to school year round?


The Eagle and Hawk babies are growing like weeds. I just love watching them. The one camera at Sooner Lake in OK has been off-line for a few days. Don't know what happened there, but I am guessing it has something to do with the storms they have been having.

The baby hawks in Portland are getting big and so cute to watch, as all of the other babies I have been watching. After all of the bird watching, I got myself a present yesterday while I was out shopping. I got a HUGE eagle in flight print. I am so excited I can hardly wait to hang it in the house.

Mother's Day gifts galore!!


Mother's Day is next Sunday. Don't forget to pick up your special M0ther a special Mother's Day gift hand crafted in the USA!!


We have many unique one of a kind hand crafted items, great smelling soy candles, and Pamper yourself gifts already put together with gift tags. All you have to do is sign the tag. What could be easier????


If you live locally and see something on-line I'll gladly hold your purchase so that you can pick it up. Just let me know.


April 21, 2009

A peek at a few of new items in the shoppe

A peek at a few of new items in the shoppe


Horse Pillow - hand stitched on lightly tea stained muslin, with a homespun border. Back of pillow is lightly tea stained muslin.
This is a sweet picture frame with a "Grandma" poem. with 2 slots to add grandma's beautiful grandkids. Mother's Day is coming soon. Order early to guarantee delivery before Mother's Day. Many frame styles and colors along with poems to choose from.



Muffy VanderBear 1992 Picnic Bear - what more can you say, except that she is beautiful in her picnic finery. A must have for all Muffy and bear collectors.

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What's New This Week


Rain, Rain, and more Rain here in Colorado. It finally stopped on Saturday night. We had water every where, and even a little snow. It is supposed to be close to 80 degrees this week. I am loving it. This is one of the best times of year in Colorado. I just love Spring.

What have I been working on since our last update? Let me think, I have gotten a few more stitcheries done, and a couple pugs are in there too, along with a few angels, and spring flowers. Oh, did I mention that we have several new birdhouses, a few bird feeders, and other fabulous garden d├ęcor.

I have got so many ideas floating through my head, but I am undecided as to which way to go so far. I am excited about the warm weather, so I am leaning more towards making more spring stuff with lots of colors. I am also getting the itch to do more painting.

April 11, 2009

Art Night - Huge Success


Art Night Out was another HUGE success. We had great weather last night, lots of music, food and of course shopping. I finally made it home last night at 11:30. I keep getting asked if we're going to this type of thing often. YES, we are. We as a business community are glad that the community is enjoying the evenings out.


Our next Art Night out is June 19th from 6 pm - 10 pm. I will post more info as it becomes available, but make sure that you put June 19th on your calendar.


Have a Great Easter.



April 6, 2009

More Wildlife Live Cameras


This webcam link has several eagle nests with eaglets, and some owls. A couple even have sound.



As I said previously Kay and Jay (the red tail hawks) in Tulsa, Ok will not be hatching eggs this year. During a snow storm, Kay got too cold and couldn't keep the eggs warm. I am really disappointed. They are such pretty birds.

Hope you enjoy.


April 1, 2009

Craft E Newsletters Blog


I have been real busy lately. I have finally updated Craft E Newsletters Blog. My goal is to update it weekly with lots of great information for Small Businesses, along with links, marketing info, and whatever else I can come up with to share.



What and who is Craft E Newsletters?? Craft E Newsletters is a sister site of The Speckled Goose. At Craft E Newsletters we create electronic newsletters for small businesses who don't have time. Electronic Newsletters are a great way to keep customers up to date with your business. We add graphics and pictures to your newsletters, along with all the current news and products at your store.



Check out our website to see samples of newsletters that we have created for our customers, and if you have any questions, please do not hestitate to ask.


March 30, 2009

Art Night Out - Friday April 10th from 6 pm - 10 pm


ART NIGHT OUT!

Celebrate an evening along Lafayette's Public Road

Friday, April 10th, 6pm-10pm

Art Receptions, Live Music, Latin Dance Performances, Poetry Readings, Dining &

Sponsored by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and pARTiculars
For more information on Art Night Out visit: www.cityoflafayette.com/culturalarts


Please note that this is not an all inclusive list of participating businesses. The Speckled Goose will be participating, but is not listed.

Hope to see all of you Friday night on April 10th.


March 26, 2009

Snow, Snow and more Snow

Well it looks like the weather people might have finally gotten the snow forcast right this time. I am stuck at home today with a 9 yr old that needs to go outside and play, but too much wind and snow, but hey he did get a good coat, snow pants, and snow boots for Christmas. Think I came up with an idea. ha ha

March 22, 2009

We have a set of Triplets


Got up this morning to find a set of very new triplets. Mom and babies are doing great. No pics yet as I left the camera at the store.



Now I must get back to work, and a little hawk and eagle watching.


Have a great Sunday. The weather is beautiful here in Colorado but it supposed to turn tomorrow.
Have a great Sunday.

March 21, 2009

Sutton Center Bald Eagle Nest Cam 2009 - update


Newer update ~ I have seen the eaglet and got to watch the first feeding. So cute watching both mom and dad there. The eaglet is a little grey fluff ball.

We have an eaglet. I haven't seen it yet, it hatched last night. Why do all the birthings happen at night when we're sleeping?

Here is the link again if you haven't saved it to you favorites.



Have a great weekend.


March 20, 2009

We have BABIES


Woke up to our first set of Twins this morning. What a great day to have a new set of babies, on the First Day of Spring.


Below is a picture of mom and babies, one boy and one girl. Not a great picture, but I'll get another one when the sun is in the other direction.





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March 18, 2009

More Wildlife Live Cameras


You're not going to believe this, but I found some more webcams, and yes I have been getting a lot of work done while I watch the eagles and hawks.


This girl has 2 little ones that she is taking care of. It is so cool to watch mom and dad feed the babies.



This one has the eagles in Sutton (OK), and then in Tulsa, OK there is a red hawk and her mate sitting on a set of eggs. They are supposed to hatch in April.


At this website there is also a dialog box so that you can talk with other people around the world watching these birds. I haven't signed on to talk with anyone yet, but there is some good info on the birds, their habits, and much more.


This red hawk is so pretty.



I hope you all enjoy watching all of these small wonders as I do. Mark isn't as excited as I am, but then he is a man.


March 17, 2009

What's New This Week


I don't know about all of you, but I have really been enjoying watching the eagles. They are so pretty. I love this time of year. We are expecting lambs in the very near future. When we get some, I'll post pictures of them. They are so cute when they are small, but then I think they're cute when the get bigger also.

I took pictures of the new stitchery's, but I need to get them sized so that I can get them posted. I also got in the store some wonderfully smelling grubby taper candles in a variety of colors and fragrances.

The weather has been wonderful here in Colorado. I can't believe the winter we have had here. It is in the 70's again this week. This weekend I actually got some organizing done in the garage.

March 14, 2009

Sutton Center Bald Eagle Nest Cam 2009 - update


Boy is this girl really fussing with her nest and eggs today. I have even seen her mate a few times today. She is so pretty, and I have really enjoyed watching her.


Stay tuned for additional updates.



March 11, 2009

More Wildlife Live Cameras


Thanks to Carolyn for sharing. This is so much fun watching these animals. I hope you enjoy. On this one you even get to hear the eagle talk. How cool is that????? Watch her eat and fluff her nest.


March 10, 2009

Sutton Center Bald Eagle Nest Cam 2009


I found this link on one of my favorite blogs. How cool is this watching a live eagle hatch her eggs????? According to the website estimated hatch date is March 15th. Only 5 days away. I'll be watching. Hope you will also. I have posted the link below.

http://www.suttoncenter.org/eaglecam.html


I'll be pulling this up at home for John to watch. I am so excited that I found this. Thanks AJ of http://trash2treasure.wordpress.com/


March 9, 2009

What's New this week at The Speckled Goose



Last week I got a lot accomplished and it sure felt good. I finished a few pillows, got a few stitchery's framed, and a few more stitchery's and pillows ready to finish.


This week I am putting a few more stitchery's into frames, and stuffing a couple more pillows. And then I have to stain a few more, figure out what I am going to do with them, and then get them added to the store and website.


I have a few more really pretty quilts in the store, bunnies, and some prim hearts.


I am in the process of taking pictures and will get them posted later today.

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Spring Forward


Boy was it rough getting up this morning. I sure wish that they would leave the time at this time change. It takes me at least 2 weeks to get used to it. John wasn't very happy this morning either.


Oh well, what are we going to do?? Colorado weather has turned a little cold this week. We have been so spoiled the last few weeks. I am ready for warmer weather, but we really need the moisture.