Thursday, December 15, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the GGG Christmas Giveaway!  As I was counting entries tonight to find the winners, I reread over lots and lots of posts and I truly wish with all my heart I had the time and funds to send each of you what you wished for!   Each of you is so very special to me!   I have taken lots of notes as I've read through your posts and I'm hoping you will see lots of your fabulous ideas made into Ready To Ship pieces over the next few weeks!  With that said, I used to select 3 winners for the Giveaway tonight.  It chose #45 Darcy (, #184 Tiffany Seghini (, and #133 Heather (  Congrats and I'll contact each of you tomorrow!  And please don't be discouraged if your name wasn't selected because as always, there will be another Giveaway soon!  In fact, I think a little New Year's Giveaway might be just around the corner!  I hope everyone enjoys the holidays with their families!  Merry Christmas, friends!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hey friends!  I know I promised a new blog post a long time ago, but I've had trouble finding the time to actually sit down and write it!  So, since I'm kicked back here today cuddling my sweet little sickie, I figured I'd take the opportunity to fill you in on what's been going on around here lately!  Most all of my 2011 customs were completed as of last week.  I actually think I have one custom order left, and it will be on its way shortly.  And if you think that means I might have a bit of free time on my hands, you'd be wrong. ;)  In addition to being mommy and spending time with my sweet littles (and holiday shopping and planning school parties, etc.), this week I'll be working on getting RTS items available to get to you in time for Christmas as well as working on some very special pieces to ship to some past giveaway winners.  And speaking of Giveaways, I wanted to do one last GGG Giveaway of 2011!!!   The Christmas GGG Giveaway will consist of THREE winners....why three?  I think three is a special number at Christmas...Jesus received three gifts at his birth (from the wise men), therefore my kiddos get three gifts from my husband and I under the tree, and so, I want to give away three GGG gifts this year also.  Here's how it will work, leave a comment telling me what you'd want me to make for you if can only be one piece...feel free to be as specific or as general as you'd like.  Don't forget to include size!  Also leave an email address in the comment where you can be contacted.  It's as simple as that.  For an extra entry, as always, share on your own Facebook wall about GGG or the Christmas Giveaway and leave a second comment.  The giveaway will close at 11pm on Thursday, December 15th, and I will use to randomly select three winners...and I will make those three winners whatever they have wished for in their comment.  Winners' items will be shipped via Priority mail by Monday, December 19th, so that they can be under your tree or on your little in time for Christmas.  Good luck and I want to wish ALL of you a very Merry Christmas from myself, Mr. GGG, and all of the GGG littles!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

I didn't forget....

So things around GGG have been kind of quiet lately....a lot of it is due to me not feeling good, but also partly due to me feeling the need to step back just a little and spend some time with my family.  I'm sure things will pick back up again soon...heck, I've got Christmas dresses a-coming, but for now, we've got a winner for our GIVEAWAY!  There were 157 entries and I plugged those numbers into and it gave me #12....which means Jane Perillo, you are the WINNER! :)   I'll email you soon to get the details of your custom underway!  Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned....there will be more giveaways coming up (like prior to Christmas)!! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Giveaway Time Again...

Can't believe we recently reached 2,000 fans over on Facebook!!!!  I'm so honored and excited, so let's do a little giveaway for a free custom GGG piece!  You get to pick it all...size, graphic, style, etc!  To enter, just leave a comment below!  For a second entry, please share about Go! Go! Goldfish or this giveaway on your own FB wall.  Please use a hyperlink to the page (meaning your post shows up on GGG's wall for me to see) and leave a second comment below telling me you did so!  I will randomly select a winner next Friday evening, November 11th!  Good luck, friends! :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Customs through Christmas...

Hey friends!  Okay, so let's talk customs!  In an effort to maximize efficiency, custom spots this time around will be done a little bit differently than in the past.  I will open up the next few available spots this Thursday, the 27th.  Notice I said, FEW.  I will list the spots available on Big Cartel.  Each spot will be good for one custom.  There will be a 5.00 deposit for each one.  If at any time you change your mind and decide you don't want your spot or if you decide you don't like the finished product and don't take it, the 5.00 will not be refunded.  However, if you do love and approve your custom (which I hope you will), the 5.00 will be taken off the finished product.  The rest of your invoice will be sent at the time of approval.  From now through December, my hope is that customs will be other words I hope that they will move very quickly and spots will be revolving (as soon as a few are done a few more will be put up on Big Cartel).  In addition, RTS items will also be rotating in and out of the shop! 

On Thursday, the first few spots will be available at 10am central time.  There will also be second batch available Thursday evening at 9pm central time.  I hope that one of those times works for everyone!  These spots will only be for customs using the shirts that I have available here and will have a turnaround time of 2 weeks or less. 

If you are wanting to send me a shirt to make into a OOAK GGG piece, there will be a separate listing for those at 2pm central time on Thursday.  Those pieces I hope will also be continuous and revolving, but the turnaround on those will vary greatly depending on how quickly customers can get me their shirts. 

I hope with all my might that doing things this way at least through the holidays will make things a bit less overwhelming on us all!  Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Call me crazy....

.....but I just can't help myself.  I drew for a SECOND winner......plugged numbers 1-392 into and it gave me back #140.....which means the second winner is BRITTANY CHANDLER....congrats, Brittany!  I'll be in touch soon.  :)

The WINNER.....

So I'm totally exhausted and I've yet to eat dinner tonight and I know you guys don't want to read a big long post, so...............let's just get right to the point, I plugged the numbers (1-392) into and it gave me back # 349..................which means the WINNER is..........................................Rhonda Hamilton Franz!!!  Congrats, Rhonda!!!  I'll be emailing you soon!  And thank you to EVERYONE who entered....don't go anywhere cause we'll do it again sometime soon! ;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

As usual, it's super late here and I'm just now gearing up for bed.  The days seem to be too short!  I want to let everyone know that I will not be taking any custom orders for the month of September.  As many of you know, I really am behind on orders and I need a chance to catch up, do a few things I'd like to do (that I KNOW you all will enjoy, too), and spend some mommy time with my littles as they go back to school.  This school year is a big one as I have one going into Kindergarten and another starting preschool (in addition to my sweet boy going into second grade) and I'd like to be able to take a little time at the beginning of this school year to volunteer in their classes and help make this transition smooth and easy on us all.  So, with that said, once August orders are done, customs will halt for just a little while.  I'll be sure to update everyone when the custom list will reopen again!  In the meantime, lots of ready to ship stuff is being sewn up and there are THREE made to order dresses set to hit the shop this month.  Fabrics for all three dresses are on order and just waiting to get them in so that I can sew up samples and get them in the shop!  I think you guys will really like them!  And now, what I know you all are really reading this blog for......time for another GGG GIVEAWAY!  Folks, this giveaway is BIG...and I hope you guys get as excited about it as I am!   The winner of the this GGG Giveaway will get 12 months of GGG for FREE (I love it cause it rhymes)!  Beginning in the month of October, the winner of this giveaway will receive a semi-custom piece of GGG each month for the next 12 months.  I say semi-custom because while the winner can request styles or graphics each month, I will make the final decision on these pieces before they go out.  That's like a YEAR worth of FREE GGG!!!!!!   To enter, please leave a comment on the blog below.  And PLEASE tell all your friends, family, strangers on the street, etc. about the giveaway and GGG...if you'd like a second entry in the contest, you'll need share on Facebook and hyperlink the GGG page to your Facebook wall (this means it should show up on the GGG page where we can all see it).  Leave a SECOND comment telling me you shared for your second entry.  The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, September 2nd (so you have plenty of time to spread the word)!  Good luck everyone! ;)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Blah, Blah, Blah.....

Mr. GGG is working now on sending out emails for the August waiting list (he has volunteered to do it and to take over most of the email correspondence so you all will get faster responses).  I want to share a few things that are on my brain as he does this....first of all, let me affirm that the Aug. waiting list IS being done differently than normal.  During the past few weeks, I have been blessed enough to receive a very large amount of emails requesting custom pieces.  And while I love and appreciate all the interest in GGG, I'm not sure I'm doing a very good job at keeping up with the demand.  In addition, I have two local craft shows coming up in October that I need to use the next couple of months to prepare for.  So, for the next 2 months, the custom system is a little different.  I used to randomly select the people who are on the August list.  Fortunately, it turned out to be a nice mixture of both old and new customers.  I am also limiting the number of pieces to those on the list to two this time around.  My goal as I work through this round of customs, is to also have plenty of opportunities for you score some GGG through other methods including RTG uploads, Made To Order dresses, a few fun shirt uploads (I have some cool ideas for these), and of course, giveaways.  Please keep in mind that on top of all of this, I also will be creating for the craft shows AND most importantly, trying to spend a little extra time loving on my littles before school starts (being a mommy is my most important job of all).  A regular GGG waiting list will resume again in October in time for plenty of holiday dresses!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Congratulations to...

Jennifer Martinez!  The random number generator over at spat out the number 34!  Jennifer, please contact me at so we can discuss your custom set!  As I said on my Facebook page, I'll have a few dresses to upload tomorrow that are ready to ship (well, actually there are at least 9 dresses...and I may get one or two more done between now and then).  Next weekend I'll be uploading some of those skirts that I promised you all weeks ago, and the weekend after than we'll be having an all Disney upload!  So exciting things are to come!  If you're wanting a custom spot for August, don't forget to leave a comment in the blog post below.  I'll be randomly selecting names for the list sometime this week.  I'll also be finishing up many of July's custom orders this week (there may be a few that run into the first week of August, but I'm going to try my best to get them all out asap).  ALSO, I need to catch up on my giveaway prize production first (hee, hee...I do so many I get behind on those, too), but there IS a BIG giveaway coming up in the next few weeks.  And I do mean BIG...stick around guys, you're gonna LOVE it!!!  ;)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The August Waiting List

So I know I have told several people that I would email them when the August list is open, but to be completely honest people, I'm a little overwhelmed by my inbox these days.  I've had so many emails recently inquiring about the Aug. list that I've frankly lost, because I need a way to be fair and because the next 2 months will be working a bit differently since I have two upcoming craft fairs to prepare for, if you'd like to be on the list please leave a comment below.  Include both your name and an email you can be reached at.  I will leave commenting open for the next few days so that everyone who wants to leave a comment has a chance and then I will be randomly selecting a few names.  The August list will be shorter than July's due to some upcoming events, but I will also be offering ready to go uploads on a regular basis over the next two months (starting with an all Disney themed upload in August in response to the many, many emails I've received about upcoming Disney trips)....which I'm totally excited about!    So comment away people, I'm excited as always to see who I will be creating for this month! ;)

Friday, July 8, 2011

The 1000 Fan Giveaway

Oh my goodness, what a week!!!  I've been sort of quiet over on Facebook this week and mostly that's because I've been sewing, cutting, planning, shipping, spending some time with my sweet babies, and sewing some more....I've said it before but I'll say it again, it's so hard to be productive with the computer open!   I do realize a lot of you are waiting on emails and I apologize as I have fallen behind a bit.  The good news is that I've sweet talked Mr. GGG into helping me get caught up...with my help and my voice, he'll be emailing most of you over the next week to answer your questions, send photos, iron out orders, and give you updates!  What a good man! ;)  I will be out of town over the next couple of days playing with my own littles and a few other pretty awesome families that we went through the crazy process of adoption with, but while I'm away, I thought I'd go ahead and put up the 1000 fan Giveaway for you all to have fun with!  I was hoping to get a photo before I put it up to show off the prize a bit, but no such luck.  Hopefully, before it ends, I'll get to that!  Anyway, the 1000 Fan Giveaway will run from now until Friday, July 22nd.  The winner will win a CUSTOM coordinating GGG set which will include a Mama size skirt, a child size skirt (or sibling skirts if there are siblings), and a matching doll skirt!  To enter, please leave a comment on the blog.  For an extra entry, please share about GGG in your Facebook status by hyperlinking the GGG page (do this by typing @Go Go Goldfish into your status bar) to yours, then leave a second comment here letting me know you did it.  The winner will be randomly chosen the evening of July 22nd.  Good luck, friends!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Winner!!!

Thank you to everyone participated in the 900 fan giveaway!  I can't tell you all how very much I enjoy reading all the comments each time I do one!  Thank you also to those of you who shared about GGG or the giveaway on their own Facebook walls...I really can't tell you how much it means that you take the time to do that!  I will try and post a bit more detailed of a rundown of the coming week at GGG in the next day or two when I have it more sorted out (but right now I'm sort of just enjoying some much needed family time this weekend). I'll also be posting the 1000 fan Giveaway sometime very soon, so stay tuned for that as well!  But for now, let's get on with the 900 fan winner!  I plugged the numbers into and it gave me........#9, which belongs to....Judy Vergara!!!!  Congrats, Judy!  Please email me to discuss the details of your new custom creation!  And Happy 4th of July to all...hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The 900 Fan Giveaway

I'm busily working here on the very last of the benefit orders (like less than a handful are left), lots of customs, and some pretty fun skirts for the upload on's busy here this week ( super busy...I was awake until 5:30am this morning working and back up at 8:00am working again).  If I owe you an email or if I'm late on your order, please know I'll get's busy. :)  While I'm working away over here, I thought I would put up the 900 fan giveaway for all of you guys though!  This giveaway will be for a free custom DRESS (and of course, if you're a boy mama, I'll do a hoodie).  To enter, just leave a comment on the blog below.  For a SECOND entry, please post about this giveaway or hyperlink Go Go Goldfish in your Facebook status and then leave a second post here on the blog that you did it!!!  A winner will be randomly selected this Saturday evening!  Good luck, friends!

Friday, June 24, 2011

We have a WINNER....and little rundown of things to come! ;)

First of all, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated and entered the 800 fan Giveaway for the Pinwheel Twirl skirt!  I cannot tell you how uplifting and encouraging your comments were to me this week!  It's been a rough week to say the least, and I know I wouldn't have handled it quite as gracefully without all the support I've received!  Figuring out everything that has been opened/taken/purchased/etc. in my name may be a long road, but I have taken all the appropriate first steps and I am confident things will be resolved eventually. 

Before I announce the winner, I want to let you know that this week's giveaway is only the first in a series of new and different giveaways that are yet to come.  I will announce the 900 fan giveaway on here sometime in the next few days.  Each giveaway during the next few weeks will be better than the next, and will include some items that you've never seen from me before, leading up to one kind of crazy (so crazy I have hesitated even doing it) prize to be given away when I hit 1200 fans on Facebook (not that far away)!  Are you excited yet?  I know I am!  Also, please note that if you are still waiting on a benefit order, the rest of those should be mailed out tomorrow and Monday.  I do have a large batch to mail in the morning and then I will be out of town on Sunday of this weekend, but will try to finish all remaining benefit orders tomorrow so that they can go the P.O. Monday.  Next week is completely dedicated to finishing all private customs that are waiting before I start on July's list.  So.......without further ado....there were 87 comments for the giveaway this week.  I've plugged those numbers into and it gave me.......................number 87 (that doesn't happen very often!)!!!!  Congrats, Nikkie Strain!  Please email me at so we can discuss the design for you new skirt! :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Need a little pick-me-up!

So for those of you have been following me on Facebook, you know that I'm going through some stolen identity issues right now.  I'm scared, shocked, rocked, rattled, and mad....and my day today has been totally unproductive in the sewing department.  And to top it all off, I'm already drained for the day and I still have so much to do.  So, that's the icky stuff.....which brings me to the reason for opening this blog up a little earlier than I had planned.  I need a pick-me-up.  I need a little smile or a laugh today or a hug or to give something away...cause usually giving something away makes me super duper happy.  So, let's give it a try! ;)  Since over on the Facebook page we've now surpassed 800, 900, 1000, and on are on our way to 1100 fans (which makes me totally excited), I thought it might be fun to do a couple little giveaways leading up to one really big one.  Each giveaway will be different!  So, the first giveaway (the 800 fan giveaway) will be for a FREE CUSTOM PINWHEEL SKIRT.  I can do these skirts in sizes from 12 months all the way up to a woman's size XL! :)  If you'd like to win, please just leave a comment below here on the blog.  Winner will be announced Friday evening.

Oh, and a couple more things to I mentioned, this blog was not intended to be shared this the design will change.  I've only begun playing with the image, so better things are to come.  Also, I had wholeheartedly intended for ALL benefit orders to ship by Friday.  I still hope to achieve that, however I've had a lot of unexpected stuff going on yesterday and today so if I run into the first part of next week with those orders, please don't be upset.  I promise I'm working on it!  Now all you super fantastic GGG fans, get to commenting!!!! ;)