The kids are back in school, your annual cookie supply is dwindling, and big box stores have swapped their displays of red and green for hearts and chocolate. It can only mean one thing: it’s cabin fever season!
It can be a to struggle to find ways to fill these cold, winter days for you and your goslings. We’ve rounded up some ideas for you!
Crafts & Kits
Start those creative juices flowing! Engaging in creative endeavors is a great way to keep a child’s mind and hands occupied. Whether it is knitting, painting, or building model rockets, crafts and kits allow children to build find motor skills and think creatively. Plus, the sense of accomplishment they’ll feel when they finish a project is truly priceless!
Games & Puzzles
Gather the whole gang for some family fun with a game night! We have games for every age and personality. Looking to challenge your trivia knowledge? Try Trivial Pursuits, Wits and Wagers, or Cranium. Want something more lighthearted and goofy? Check out a game like Eat it or Quelf. Prefer the classics? Chutes and Ladders and I Spy currently grace our shelves! No matter what game you choose, having a game night is sure to be a wonderful time of family bonding.
Books & Movies
If the early nightfall and snowy days have you feeling slow and sleepy, we’ve got you covered. Heat up some cocoa in your favorite mug, slip into your fuzzy socks, and grab your favorite book or movie! Books and movies are a great way to go on a new adventure without ever leaving the comfort of your living room – perfect for when you’re stuck inside due to bad weather or the inevitable winter sniffles.
The best part? All of the items featured here are included in our Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale happening right now! This sale ends on January 12th, so don’t wait! Stop by this weekend to stock up on everything you need to beat cabin fever this winter.
Here at Mama Goose, we’ve decked the halls with adorable holiday frocks! Sweet sisters Fiona and Lyla spread some seasonal cheer by showing off this month’s featured looks!
Lyla gorgeous party dress is by Zara Kids (size 11/12, $13.95) and glitters extra bright with the addition of Cat & Jack pumps (size 4, $6.95) and polka dot Hanna Andersson tights (size 10/12, $5.49.) Fiona’s party dress is by Carter’s (size 3, $8.95) and her black patent leather Mary Janes are by Stride Rite (size 11, $18.95.)
Since outfits this good should be shown off at as many parties as possible, the girls have festive outerwear for out in the snow!
Fiona’s red wool dress coat is by Rothschild (size 4, on sale for $24.95.) Lyla’s size 12 is on sale for $38.00.
All holiday clothing items are on sale for 35% between now and December 31st. And remember, lots of our “holiday” clothes have a longer life than just December. Stock up for any fancy events you have this winter!
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
‘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.
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!
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!
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:
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!
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:
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!
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.