Jewelry from the Land of Enchantment

Store Owner, Kelly Moreland and her friend on a hike in new Mexico

Store Owner, Kelly Moreland, went on a vacation to New Mexico and, while she couldn’t bring back that big, beautiful blue sky for us to enjoy, she did bring back wholesale jewelry!  Kelly’s reason for the trip was to visit her good friend who lives in Taos, but of course, the Land of Enchantment  is always full of surprises.

One day, after a hike to some natural mineral springs, Kelly and her friend stopped at a scenic vista overlooking the Rio Grande. There, they met an artist named  Ketut who was selling her awesome handmade jewelry and was in the process of liquidating her entire stock. The quality and styles were amazing and the prices were very reasonable – so Kelly scooped up as much as she could and now we have it to offer you!

We think you will love it for yourself as well as gifts. Each piece is Sterling silver, handmade with materials such as Abalone and Mother of Pearl.

Come see for yourself! We have pendants and necklaces on sale at both Mama Goose and Mimi’s Attic while supplies last

LOTM: November

‘Tis the season to give thanks for layers! This month’s model, adorable Alma, shows us that cute and cozy go hand in hand.

Alma is perfectly prepared for a crisp fall day in Mini Boden corduroy pants (Size 2, $8.95) and a BOGI t-shirt (size 2, $3.50) under a Gap wraparound sweater (size 2, $7.95. ) Velvet sneakers by Cat and Jack (size 11, $8.95) and a Garnet Hill scarf ($3.95) make the outfit almost complete, but woolen mouse mittens ($7.95) bring it all together.

A look this good makes me jump for joy too! Come by the Goose for all your little one’s layering needs.

West End Food Drive & Raffle

Mark your calendars! Beginning November 11 and continuing up to Thanksgiving, we invite you to bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items to Mama Goose or our sister store Mimi’s Attic to contribute to our annual food drive benefiting Ithaca area food pantries. For each canned good you donate, you’ll receive a ticket to join our West End Raffle – with chances to win great gift certificates from a variety of amazing West End businesses.

You could win prizes from:
GreetStar Cooperative Market
Maru Ramen
Purity Ice Cream
Gimme Coffee
Saigon Kitchen
Marmalade Mercantile
Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar
& more!!

Grand Prize is a $100 gift certificate, redeemable at Mama Goose or Mimi’s Attic!

All donations will go to Friendship Donations Network, whose mission is to rescue food that would otherwise be thrown away and redistribute it to neighbors in need. They provide food donations to hunger relief programs that serve more than 2,000 people a week, and divert over 1,000 lbs. of good food from local landfill every day. A model of efficiency, they are almost entirely volunteer-run. Check out their website or the graphic below for more details!

Look of the Month: Halloween Edition

We cannot tell a lie! This year’s collection of Halloween costumes may be the best assortment yet. Just ask this month’s model, Ren!

This full-blown Pinnochio costume (size 7/8, $7.95) comes with seven pieces (collared shirt, britches, vest, hat, nose, gloves and bowtie!) Lacey socks ($1.00) and shiny tap shoes (size 11, $7.95) complete the look for the cutest little real-life puppet we’ve ever seen.

With a little bit of magic, Ren transforms from a marionette into a mischevious fairy! This green and silver fairy dress (size 6, $5.99) is perfectly accessorized with wings by IKEA (yep — you read that right! IKEA, $3.99) and silver ballet flats (size 11, $7.99) for trick-or-treating with twinkletoes.

Our costume collection has something for goblins and ghouls of every size — come check it out!

Look of the Month: September

Fall in the Finger Lakes is here! That means apple cider donuts, golden leaves, and racks of adorable children’s outerwear here at Mama Goose! Even if you’re not quite ready to accept that cold weather is coming, we bet you’re ready to accept some great deals on outerwear at Mama Goose!

This month’s models are students at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, where they’re preparing for their 2nd Annual Coat Swap. Check out these cutie pies:

Third grader Sam shows off a Lands’ End down-filled vest (size 5/6, $15.95.)
Aby rocks second grade and this hot pink Tommy Hilfiger puffer coat (size 6, new w/tags, $34.95) and Hanna Andersson boots (size 11, $19.95.)
Yeshua’s dragon snowsuit (size 4, Carters, $20.00) and LL Bean boots (size 10, $16.95) will make him pop on the pre-k playground.

Between now and October 18th, bring a coat to Mama Goose to donate to the BJM Coat Swap! Or if you buy a coat off our rack to donate, you receive a 15% off coupon to purchase a coat of your own. Nothing like a little savings to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside and out!

Look of the Month: August

We don’t want to alarm you, but it’s almost time for back to school shopping! Here at the Goose, we want you to enjoy shopping our fresh fall fashions so much that you forget the about the summer slipping away.

This month’s model, Alison, is certainly cute enough to distract from the end of summer blues! Check out her adorable back-to-school look below:

This Little Red Riding Hood if off to first grade in a Mini Boden corduroy jumper (size 7/8, $11.95) and Gap leggings (size 6, $2.25.) A red zip up hoodie from Lands’ End (size 5, $4 on clearance!) and gorgeous like-new Dansko clogs (size 13, $22.00) pull the outfit together.

Of course, back to school shopping isn’t complete without the perfect accessories. We carry a great collection of Wildkin backpacks and lunchboxes in a variety of adorable patterns, including the one Alison is showing off below:

Wildkin backpack ($32.99 ) and lunchbox ($19.99)

If backpacks of the previously-loved variety are more your style, we’ve got those too, like this adorable monkey pack:

Whatever your kiddo’s fall style, we can help make it happen. Come see what’s we’ve got in store for you!

Look of the Month: July

Summer camps are in full swing, and kids across town are spending their summers doing everything from firestarting to unicycling! This month’s models, sibling set Vera Mae, JP, and Vivienne, bring their camp cuteness daily to CUMEP at Southside Community Center.

Vera Mae’s Children’s Place tank (size 14, $3.95) and Abercrombie jean shorts (size 14, $6.95) go great with that Ithaca summer footwear staple: Keens (blue and green, size 5, $25.95.) Vivienne’s romper is by Cat and Jack (size 6, $5.95) and her water sneakers are by Plae (size 13, $14.95.) Her adorable toddler sunglasess complete the look for only $1.99! JP’s sea-themed ensemble features a tee by Crewcuts (size 7, $4.95) and Gap shorts (size 7, $5.95.) His incredible shark shoes are by Emu Australia (size 1, $15.95.

Not only do these dress to impress for camp, they come prepared! Check them out showing off our Mama Goose collection of sunscreen and bugspray.

We carry summer protection products by SWAT (bugspray, $5.00) and Badger (sunscreen, bugspray, after bite products all available, priced between $10-$12.)

Whether you’re low on sunscreen or shorts, we’ve got you covered at the Goose! Stop in today.

Stop by & Save in July!

July 1-7 BOGO 1/2 off SWIMWEAR & RED, WHITE & BLUE CLOTHING (This sale applies to prints as well as patterns. We’re easy!)

July 8-14 BOGO 1/2 off DRESSES

July 15-21 BOGO 1/2 off TANKS & SHORTS

July 22-28 BOGO 1/2 off TOYS, BOOKS, PUZZLES & GAMES!

Look of the Month: June

We made it, y’all! It’s finally pool season! Gone are the days of longing for the glorious warm sun; the lazy, hazy days of summer have finally arrived and with them, Mama Goose’s fine selection of adorable swimwear and accessories!

This is Seraphina, and she’s got summer style for days. She is head-to-toe perfection in an iPlay sunhat ($13.00) and Lands’ End terrycloth cover-up (size 3, $7.95) plus unicorn rain boots (Western Chief, size 9, $27) and sunglasses ($5.00)!

Underneath, it’s a sky blue Gymboree suit (size 3, $6.25) that pairs perfectly with kid-sized scuba gear (goggles and flipper set, $6.99.)


Are your goslings ready for pool season? Stop by the Goose to stock up on everything you need , and your family will be all set to soak up the sun safely, sustainably and in style.

Looking for fun in the sun? The Finger Lakes has it!

This past week, we hosted a comment contest on our Facebook page, looking for the Mama Goose community’s favorite summer activities and WOW, did you guys deliver?! In addition to picking a winner of a $25 gift certificate to the Goose (Congrats to local Mama Larissa Rowe!), we were able to compile a list of must-dos for summer in the Finger Lakes. Is your favorite on the list? Scroll down to see what’s on our agenda for summer!

Local gosling Tilly enjoying the Garden – thanks to mama, Lucy Rowell!

The overwhelming people’s choice? The Ithaca Children’s Garden! Beyond the natural beauty, ICG has great play spaces, educational programs and plenty of spots to relax with your goslings. Bonus – the Garden is open every day (from dusk til dawn) and always free of charge!

Image courtesy of Instagrammer @heather.april

Summer between the lakes brings ripe and juicy fruits, and Finger Lakes families love the freedom of u-pick! Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cherries grow in abundance – perfect for jam, pie, and good ol’ fashioned snacking! Our staff favorite? Indian Creek Farm, on Ithaca’s West Hill. Their tart cherry slushes are the ultimate way to cool down in the summer heat.

Photo Courtesy of Dave Brubank, 2015.

Music is an integral part of the Ithaca experience, and the summer music scene is hoppin’ – and totally family friendly! Catch a free show at Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons as part of the Summer Concert Series, or enjoy a more scenic show on the banks of Cayuga Lake at the Taughannock Falls State Park Concert Series!

Image (and watering mouth) courtesy of Sweet Melissa’s.

Nothing wraps up a day of FLX adventure better than ice cream! Stop by Sweet Melissa’s Seneca St. location for one of their iconic two-berry twists. Not in the downtown area? No worries! Toad’s Too in Freeville is known for serving up seemingly endless flavors of premium hard ice cream and *drool alert* chocolate peanut butter soft serve!

This list… it could go on forever! Between hiking gorge trails, taking a dip in the lake, and visiting the Farmers Market, the possibilities for summer fun are a-plenty! Did we miss your favorite? Add it to the comments, and happy Summer from the Geese at the Goose!