Don't Eat the Eagle is an evolving business owned by Kim Badenhop. It began with fabric, custom sewing and a collection of outdoor fabric accessories. The outdoor accessories were sold wholesale under the brand name Gilded Nest. While looking at venues to sell Gilded Nest products, Kim discovered a line of collegiate products she thought would help raise scholarship funds for an alumni club. The result is Spirited Whimsy. Spirited Whimsy sells custom, licensed, collegiate ornaments to raise scholarship funds. More recently, Kim started consulting, using the skills she learned while working for eight years in the U.S. Senate and at the White House prior to starting Don't Eat The Eagle.