Tag Archives: Kiva

Good news is the word of the day

27 Sep

Good news is the word of the day!  SFD Couture (which I co-own) made its first significant sale yesterday which means we now have capital coming in to keep ourselves afloat and now we concentrate on really developing and expanding the brand.  I cannot tell you how happy I am because we literally put our hearts and souls, not to mention all our money into this dream; and, to get a sale is like getting an endorsement that yes we ARE good and yes we DO know what we are doing!  It’s a great feeling!

I’d also like to give a shout out to a fellow writer on Examiner.com.  TR Threston has been nominated to several Who’s Who companies by none other than Donna McFarland — a well known and respected editor.  TR Threston also broke into the top 100 influential New Yorkers on wefollow.com.  It is my understanding she also has job offers from two major news companies, and, her KIVA team has met and is now exceeding its 2012 goals.  You go girl!

I’d also like to give a shout out to social media guru Jeff Cotrupe.  Thanks for following me Jeff and please keep in touch!  You find out more about Jeff on his website:  http://www.marketpowerllc.com/

Finally, I’d like to give a shout out to my BFF Elena and her husband Paul.  Both have been under the weather with terrible colds the past few days.  Hope you’re feeling better guys!

Yes, it is a good news day 🙂


It’s the end of the year? ALREADY?!?

19 Dec

Geez, I hate to sound like an 80 year old, but, where did the time go?  This year absolutely flew by — I can’t believe Christmas is this weekend!!  Fortunately, I’m done shopping, my family is flying to NYC to see and my future hubby, and, the only thing I have to do is get the apartment  “Mom Inspection” clean, and, of course, start cooking for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

I’m also thrilled that my KIVA team is just $50 of hitting our 2011 goal.  Ok, sure I did aim low this year because I formed the team so late in the year — it was almost July, nonetheless, at least we’re going to make the goal that I set so that is  wonderful all in itself.  It also makes the holiday season matter that much more — for the first time in my life I feel like I’m actually doing something real to help others who just need a helping hand up.  (And, KIVA allows people do just that – it’s a wonderful organization, and, I am proud to be part of it!)  If the giving mood happens to strike you while you’re reading this take a moment to join my team and donate to my team’s goal.  Here is the link:  http://www.kiva.org/team/rosegoodhallteamfashion  and hey that’s kind of neat… I just saw that I have 57 “recommends” for Facebook on my Kiva page — thanks for your support guys!!

As far as wedding news…  Well, I had a bit of a heartbreak today… No, no, it isn’t what you’re probably thinking.  Gary and I are still very much “on”.  No, this heartache is all due a wedding venue that I didn’t know was available until today…

It seems that Cunard is now offering weddings at sea… My heart dropped when I read this article this morning:  http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1YPBrR

If I had only known sooner…

And, so with that my dear friends, family, fans and readers, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season, and, may all your dreams come true for you in 2012.  I thank each and everyone of you for being in my life – I love you all!

Happy Holidays!


Why I love Fall in NYC

19 Oct
New York City - Rockefeller Center

Image by myoldpostcards via Flickr

Ok, granted, I haven’t lived in NYC longto really proclaim this statement, but, I do love being in NYC in the Fall.  I can’t explain the mood, but, perhaps “pre-holiday happiness” would be the best way to describe it.

People are a bit friendlier (yes really!)  The leaves are beginning to fall and change, the tourists are really begin to fill the city streets — and believe it or not the department stores are beginning to show the first signs of the holidays to come — the holiday shops are beginning to pop up.

Add in the fact that Rockefeller Center Ice Rink has officially opened (well, ok, they didn’t open as planned due to the weather), but, still it is another sign that the holidays are approaching… (Happy sigh)

That means some of my favorite things will be coming up shortly… Like the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.  And, of course, shopping!!

Most people are shocked to learn that I enjoy shopping for friends and family more than I enjoy shopping for myself.  I can’t explain it… There is just something VERY satisfying about finding the “perfect gift” for my loved ones.  It’s a high that I get the day I shop for it, and, then again when I wrap it, and, then finally the day it is given and opened.

And, then there are the things that really count… Like my Kiva team – we’re already 80% to our set fund raising goal for 2011.  This is a feeling of satisfaction that is actually very selfish — even though what we do is raise mirco-loans for others…  It feels soooo good when we help someone to help themselves… Knowing that we helped changed a life…  It’s just a feeling that is so positive and wonderful — it’s selfish 🙂   I’d like to double or even triple our fund raising goals with my Kiva Team in 2012 –  care to join us?  Here’s the link: http://www.kiva.org/team/rosegoodhallteamfashion


Well, off I go… in the rain (and I’m smiling…)


Give a man a fish…

28 Sep

I’ve been feeling pretty good all day, but, I’m now I’m feeling GREAT!  I just signed into my Kiva.org Team and found out we’re 65% to achieving our fund raising for the year!

Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

It’s all very cool!  If you’d like to join my Kiva.org team simply click the following link:  http://www.kiva.org/team/rosegoodhallteamfashion

Well… back to work for me…

Rainy Sunday

15 Aug

Yes, I’m here and I’m alive and kicking.  It’s a rainy day on Sunday, August 14, 2011 and I do mean raining!  Some places on Long Island had over 10 inches of rain… Just imagine if it was snow…..

Check out a photo that I took today, this should give you an idea of how wet it is out there…

Rainy Sunday in NYC

Anyhow, lots going on —

I’ve been working non-stop… Modeling that is…

Doing my best to keep up writing for Examiner.com — are you following my column? http://www.examiner.com/fashion-in-new-york/rose-goodhall

I’m half-way to my Kiva.org goal which is to raise $500 by the end of the year.  I think we’re going to hit that goal way ahead of schedule.  Join my Kiva Team here:   http://www.kiva.org/team/rosegoodhallteamfashion

And, of course, getting ready for that little thing known as my wedding to Gary in May, 2012.

Like I said, I’ve been kind of busy, but, I will do my best to blog more regularly again.

Until next time…



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