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February 24, 2010

Will be back soon!

For all my followers, and those who stop by from time to time.  My family is in the middle of a move that will be completed next week.  Thank you for you patience.  My shop will also reopen next week as well.  See you all on the other side (of the move).

February 10, 2010

Q Review, Baby Mae Boutique

I'm a little late this week in making my review, so forgive me, and enjoy.

I found a new shop that makes baby blankets, bibs, and burp cloths. This shop began on January 31st of this year, and doing great. There are only a few items listed, but she's listing them just as fast as they are being sold! She does have another shop that she's been running for a few months, and is transitioning her baby items to BabyMaeBoutique. There are some adorable items for little girls and some for little boys. Her prices are very agreeable, and her fabrics come in a wide variety.

While visiting BabyMaeBoutique and you're not seeing that exact item you want, you can visit the sold section of DecorNMore for examples of other blankets, bibs, and burp cloths. My favorite is this boys set, especially since its so hard to find adorable, stylish items for those handsome little boys out there. I hope that you enjoy BabyMaeBoutique.

February 9, 2010

Q's Day - Tuesday (All about the Boys Collection)

I've recently added a red/white Bandanna Tie to my collection.

I've been trying to make my boys collection larger, and not just with the ties. Speaking about ties, I do have plans to add more pastel colors to the tie collection for Spring. Those colors will include lavender, and pink. Pink is becoming a more widely accepted color for men. Heck, my dad has had a pink collared shirt since I was in high school, so I never thought much about men not wearing pink at all.

There's an adorable little boy in my neighborhood that has worn an adorable pink polo to church, and I just love it. Its actually because of him that I want to add pink as a tie. I do have my daughter posing a few ties for my store, so it has a small appeal for girls.

I've had a few suggestions on what to add to my boys collection, but I would like to hear more from you. Another idea that I have running through my head is customizing PaciFashions with embroidering. I'd LOVE feedback about that idea. I do want to hear more about what you'd like to see in my shop.

February 7, 2010

Q Find It

With just killing some time on Saturday, I went to the local mall with my family. We usually spend more time in the toddler play area, but my son was ready to stroll around. I always enjoy The Children's Place, and they have a lot of sales going on right now.

I know Valentine's Day isn't even here, but retailers are already making think ahead to Easter, and summer. One reason why I enjoy The Children's Place so much is because they have a larger selection of boys clothes. I was never into all the girly stuff myself, since I grew up a Tomboy, but having my daughter has definitely changed that. I love that they have a larger color selection for little girls, and not limited to pink. Personally, my daughter looks her best in blue. She has very fair/pink skin, but striking blue eyes (got that from her daddy, I'm so jealous), so she blends in with pink, but stands out with blue.

Having said all that about pink, here is a sale specifically for Valentine's Day. I know that its almost upon us, love, however, is never out of style, and there's always planning ahead for next year. If you have your heart set on something else, something not currently on sale, well here's a coupon code for you. Get 15% off your entire order, and this coupon is good through the 14th of March. The code is M2AXQXYQ2A. Enjoy! I know I will.

February 5, 2010

Q's tip

My tip for this Friday is for getting hair bows to stay on our pretty, little baby girls head.  There are two kinds of bows: those with clips (snaps, barrettes) and those with nothing.  Obviously those with nothing can't be too big or this tip won't work.
Not everyone has those new, elastic, woven headband things.  Also, not every baby (including my own) will wear one willingly.  There is a simple, and very inexpensive way to have a type of head band.  Using old pantyhose, thigh-highs, knee-highs, or leggings, simply cut off a section of one leg.  It doesn't have to be a wide piece, nor should you cut it too thin either (I don't recommend any width smaller than 1 1/2").  It'll roll in on itself, so you don't have to worry how the edge of your cut turned out because it doesn't matter.  Of course you'll want to "eye-ball" it first to see if it'll fit snugly, not tightly, around your little one's head.  It can't be too loose either.

(I used some knee-highs I got for under 50cents and Lisette is showing off one of my PaciFashion ties)

Presto!  A simple, affordable solution for a head band to hold those adorable bows, and flowers that you can't seem to get to stay on any other way.  The nylon is meant to fit just right, and not cut off circulation so your baby is comfortable with it there; assuming that she doesn't pull it right off.  This tip can work for your older children, teens, and yourself, if you so desire.

This is a simple and a little sticky solution.  Most kitchens will have Karo, or Corn Syrup.  If you don't happen to have it stocked in yours but like this tip, then get the smallest bottle you can find.  With just a dab of Karo, put it on the back of your bow and hold the bow in the place you'd like it to stay for a little while.  It washes right off easily with just a little water.  If the bow falls off your babies head while you're away from home, and you don't have your Karo with you (who would, that would be weird if that was one item you carried in your already heavy diaper bag) just warm up the Karo that's on it till its sticky, and gooey again.  It can be washed off the bow as well.
(yes, this is my daughter a few hours old, this was the only way she could wear a bow)

Alright, its that time again.  If you've used this idea before, or try it for the first time, let us know how it works for you.

February 4, 2010

Elizabeth Daugherty's pacifier story

I don't have any paci stories yet because my little man wont be here til May, however I do have a good paci story about my sister.

When my sister was about 1 my mom and dad took us for ice cream at the underground mall in Honolulu Hawaii. My dad's favorite Ice Cream was their Hot Fudge Sundae and he would always order an extra side of Hot Fudge for our ice creams. We had been eating for a while when my dad went to use some of the extra fudge, but the cup was missing. My dad thought maybe they hadn't brought it yet, so he asked for another one. They brought it out and we continued eating, my mom and dad talking and joking with me (I'd have been about 3 at the time) when my dad went to use the extra fudge again. Yet again it was missing, but this time my dad knew they had brought the extra fudge so he's looking all over the table for the little silver cup of hot fudge, but it's no where to be found. Suddenly my dad looks at my 1 year old sister and says "Meggan, did you eat daddies chocolate?" and she shook her head no. He looked at her again and said "Meggan daddies asking nicely, did you take his chocolate?" and again she shook her head. It was then that he noticed something peaking out from the side of her pacifier. So he reaches over and pulls the pacifier from her mouth and her mouth is covered in chocolate, but so is her pacifier, all of the inside of it is covered in hot fudge. Then he notices that it's also all over her hands and shirt and as he looks down he sees not one but TWO little silver cups of Hot Fudge between her little legs. One is completely empty and the other is almost empty. It seems that she'd taken the cups of hot fudge when my dad wasn't looking and then when no one was paying attention she'd take her pacifier out of her mouth and dip it in the hot fudge and put it back in her mouth. The reason she'd only shake her head when my dad would talk to her was because she'd just put a big scoop of fudge in her mouth so she couldn't answer. Over all she ate 1/4 cup of hot fudge, and my mom said she was a bundle of energy the rest of the day! I can only imagine!

My mom says it's one of the funniest things she'd ever seen, and that it was impossible to be angry with her after seeing her covered in hot fudge. Plus it was pretty clever for a 1 year old, when you really think about it. If she'd have had a PaciFashion clip she couldn't have hid the hot fudge in the first place because it wouldn't have reached that far, however then we wouldn't have a funny paci story either.

February 3, 2010

Q Review

I was needing a little push to know who I should write a review for. Since its a new feature of my blog I have to start somewhere, and to be frank, I don't know anything about anyone's shop and/or products. In a way that's not fair to you, or the seller. However, there was one seller who caught my eye. It's actually a seller that I met years ago in college.

Cantaloupe Corner creates, and sells "Unique handmade tees and accessories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and MOM'S too!" What's so different about her products is that all designs are ink, bleach, paint and lead free; that means no running, or peeling of the designs, and no harmful chemicals. Her products really do sell themselves. With darling play-on-words designs, and beautiful patterns, there just might be something that appeals to you. Her shop has been open since April of 2009, and is already over 200 sales.

I've peeked through her 200 sales and several products are repeated. "Choo Choo, I'm 2" is a darling shirt for the birthday toddler. For a sweet deal, you can order 3 baby bodysuits from 7 adorable designs. "Lock up Your Daughters" is irresistible for those oh-so-handsome little boys out there.

For the women, her "Vintage Rose Damask" Tees get a lot of attention. I think her "Red Cherry Blossom" design is very beautiful. Another one that has caught my attention she doesn't have an active listing yet, but you can find it with the sold items: "Strawberry Frosting Swirl" is simple, yet beautiful.

I again apologize that my review isn't as in-depth as I had hoped, and I'm sure you expected. I hope you will take a look at Cantaloupe Corner for yourself. Jenifer has her own Cantaloupe Corner blog if you want to get to know her better. I first met Jen back in our early college days in a small eastern Arizona town. I can tell you she is one of those easy-to-get-along-with types. Having said that I must confess that I'm not always that easy, though I mean no harm, and I don't bite.

Feel free to leave your feelings and comments about your findings here. If you're a seller and would like your shop featured write to me at with details about your shop, and yourself.

February 2, 2010

Q's Day - Tuesday

So Tuesday's will be "anything I feel like blogging about" day. I've decided that it might be nice for some introduction since you have taken your time to visit my blog, and I appreciate that.

My name is Lisl Quinn (hence the "Q"). My name comes from "The Sound of Music" which happens to be one of my favorite musicals. I'm 27, the youngest of 5, and have the reddest, darkest hair in my family; 100% natural. My sisters have joked that someday they will pin me down and give me tips, or highlights. Of course our mom warned them to never touch my hair. After all, she is the woman I inherited it from. Don't get me wrong, I'm not vain about it, in fact I hated all those years in grade school being made fun of for being so different and add that feature with my name, and the fact I wear glasses. I was a popular target way back when. However, the hair did come in handy when in a crowd, amusement park, etc.; you could always find me and anyone with me.

I grew up as an army brat, and got the privilege of living in a few different states, and even in Panama. I really couldn't tell you anything about Panama, except for 2 mental pictures. I do miss the east coast from my childhood, and hope to visit again someday. I currently live in Utah, though I will always profess that I'm from Arizona. My husband is from Arizona, born and raised in the same town, and that is where we met. We married in June 2004.

We have 2 beautiful children, who have been/are easy babies, and I mean easy. They are so easy to love; sometimes a little too easy to love. My son is 2 and though he's rarely in trouble to begin with, its so hard to be angry with him. He wins hearts every where we go, and it makes most outings take longer. My daughter is 8 months old, and we are thrilled for her that she has a tint of red to her hair. I've been afraid for her that she'd hear it all her life from family if she didn't inherit red hair. She's also my star, and model for my shop. Yep, that's a picture of her above. She's put our PaciFashions through her tests, and tortures.

It was actually my children who inspired me to begin PaciFashions. Franklin, my son, had a strap with a plastic clip. It didn't last long till it began breaking, and became useless. With Lisette, my daughter, I refused to use the same brand. Then with the one I did buy off the shelf, well I don't care much for fuchsia and it doesn't go with everything. I meant to only make a few for Lisette, but I had so much leftover ribbon I decided to see if others felt the same way I do. And that's all about me for now as well as how PaciFashions began.

If there is anything you'd like to know more about, or have information you'd like to see presented in my blog you can email me at for any and all requests. I promise not all "Q's Days" will be all about me, and am open to any ideas or suggestions.