Open an Etsy shop-Earn free listings!

If you’ve ever thought about opening your own Etsy shop, click this link for access to the Etsy’s seller referral policy.     

By opening your shop through this link YOU and I will both receive 40 FREE listings (an $8.00 value)!  It’s win-win and a great way to start your shop with no strings attached. You can only get the link from a current Etsy seller (like me!) and you MUST BEGIN the process through this link in order for the offer to be valid.  You can learn more here:

If this sounds good to you, go ahead and click the link so you can open your own shop on Etsy and follow your own dream!  
There’s no obligation and you’ve got nothing to lose! Good luck and thanks in advance!

Ann 🙂 GoatCart


In the good ‘ole summertime….

Today is the 3rd day of summer, 2016.  Best time of the year.  Actually, May and June are the best “summer” months.  Flowers are brightly blooming, the days are looooong and sunlight is plentiful.  The excitement of the end of the school year is still there.  Fireflies at night, the smell of blossoms, bbq grills, chlorine, a sparkling blue pool, suntan lotion….ah, my old friend, summertime.

Our beautiful pool in the heat of midday………

A deer….in here?

I had to go out at 1:00 a.m. last night….part of having grown kids living “on their own”…when pulling out of our residential driveway in a large Midwestern city, I suddenly noticed a baby deer a few feet away from my car.  It looked at me and I unrolled the window and gently asked “What are you doing here?”.  The baby deer blinked and slowly walked away into a neighbors yard.  We have now seen a pheasant in our driveway, a fox, several wild turkey and a deer, in here!  Check out this sweet retro plastic deer family for sale in my Etsy shop, “GoatCart”.

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Sweet family of large plastic deer available in my Etsy shop.

Christmas in June……

I love old Christmas things.  I can’t get enough.  But on days like today, I know that I DO have enough.  Here’s a tiny sample of what I’ve picked up recently at estate sales, garage sales, church sales….They call to me and I can’t leave them behind!  Lefton angels, Holt Howard Santas, kitschy white plastic reindeer, sleighs with candy cane runners!

A small fraction of my vintage Christmas treasures….

I’ll get busy soon on this group, taking photos, doing research and placing them up for sale in my Etsy shop, “GoatCart”. Sometimes it’s enough just to know I had them for awhile….