Posts Tagged ‘2016’

A Giggliciousy Autumn

Isn’t life grand?  Ryan and I have wiled away the autumn days, nestled in our wool scarves, trying in vein to keep away the chill.  We happily sip hot tea as we sit in our adirondack chairs, all the while, observing with intense joy, the golden leaves falling one by one into our perfectly manicured yard.  So sorry, but the calmness and stillness of our days have prevented us from even letting you know what we are up to.


Of course, it’s all mostly malarky, except this:

  • I am wearing a scarf.  I always do.
  • We have watched leaves falling when we happen to look out our windows.
  • I am drinking lots of hot tea.

cup of tea and tea pot

  • Beautiful autumn days aren’t to blame for our belated update, but Gigglicious, soccer, school and raising kids IS.

There hasn’t been one whit of tranquility happening at this address in years–and that’s just how we like it.  We are, thankfully, very busy and the to-do list is very long.

And . . . we need to get back to it, so here is an abbreviated Gigglicious update:

  • Reactorz is available online and is now in 300 SuperTarget stores.  We have a coveted spot on an end-cap in the sports balls area, so go check them out.   Swimways has completely supported this item and is moving at full steam to ensure that the Reactorz line has a bright future.
  • We are in development on an item that should be on store shelves this spring/early summer.  It generally takes a year and a half to get an item on store shelves.  This item will go through manufacturing and shipping in 4 months and be on shelves in around 8 months.  Can’t wait to tell you all about it soon.
  • Ryan has loved his new office all summer.  I like waving to him out the window and taking the ten steps to tell him it’s lunchtime.

We have been blessed with amazing opportunities this year.  We have taken on more product development jobs than ever and are fortunate that 2016 will mark the most licenses we have sold in one year.  We are scrapping to make smart, worthwhile product for mass market consumers and it’s a battle everyday.  We are grateful to experience every peak and valley, sometimes even in the same day, with the adventure known as Gigglicious.

Happy fall!


Wally on the woodpile.


“O’ pumpkin pie, your time has come ’round again and I am autumnrifically happy! ~Terri Guillemets

A Very, Very Brief Gigglicious Year in Review

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

It’s a quiet afternoon and I’ve finally dug out from under the little stacks of paper and notes on my desk.  It’s a perfect time to look back over this last year, reflect on what has transpired and begin to think about what the next year might bring for us at Gigglicious.

Fortunately for you, I’m not one to be sentimental or wax nostalgic about things and that’s going to save you quite a bit of reading.  Plus, like me, I’m sure you have your own Christmas shopping to be out doing, so, let me break this down quick and easy for you.  

Company Year in Review

  1. Kid Employees – insane amounts of soccer, left defender, forward, good grades, tournaments, Senior Year, Drum Major, band competitions, college applications, homework, dart gun shooting, boyfriends, craziness, skiing, oceans, camping, lizards, dogs, middle school, elementary school, high school, camps, church, running, laughing, crying, band aids, pestering. Muchas, muchas Happiness.IMG_4740
  2. Adult Employees – much sitting outdoors at events, cheering, rooting, laughing, praying, working, convertible riding, packing, unpacking, washing, cleaning, scolding, cooking, running, hiking, church, skiing, swimming, camping, movies, lunch dates.  Overwhelming blessings with a sprinkle of exhaustion.IMG_4874
  3. Company – working, building, hammering, nailing, staining, calling, traveling, drawing, more calling, meetings, planning, prototyping, hoping, praying, emailing, China, more praying.  Unbelievable freedoms and unending thankfulness.


    Our Gigglicious studio in progress over the summer!

What we are excited about at Gigglicious for 2016!

Hopefully, we’ll be moving this spring into the studio we built over the summer.  It’s nearly finished and ready to endure an Indiana winter, but we weren’t ready to get moved out there quite yet.  It’s a project to finish in the springtime.  Ryan is excited about windows and a view, which is very different from where he’s working now.  (Although he’s dreading the commute…who wants to put on shoes?)

OUR BIGGEST NEWS! We have been working for the last 13 months on a very huge, very exciting project (and not much else). The best part is that it’s nearly done!  Ryan has made more trips to China than I care to think about to work on this project.  We are expecting this line of products (yes, a LINE, not an ITEM!) to be out on the shelves in the Spring of 2016 and available at a store near you.  We are headed full throttle into this year with excitement, anticipation, and a little bit of nail biting.  When we can, we will post all our news about where and when you can find it and the delightful details about full line on our website.  We are hoping that all our great supporters (that’s you!) will go out, buy the products, tell their friends and family to buy it, and hopefully love what we have made!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!


May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
~Irish Blessing