Thursday, July 8, 2010


Good afternoon! I am missing you all so much! I just wanted to take a minute to update everyone on the changes occuring and how its all coming along :)

1) No more fan page for now...I closed the fan page for comments and am not going to be using it for the next few months at least. When it is open I can gaurentee it is going to be BIGGER and BETTER then ever!

2) Yes it seams there is a lot of bad messages going around about me, BUT you have to remember that just because someone feels they were wronged doesnt mean they were. Everyone has their own point of view and I respect that. Just keep in mind there are two sides to every story and that in most cases the people emailing my customers are not even the ones that felt they were wronged they get their family and friends to make outragous posts as well so it seems a lot worse then it was.

3) Please remember I am a mom just like most of you. I started doing this so everyone could afford it. I did not make thousands of dollars selling bows and tutus. Yes I have sold that much but how much you sell and how much you make are two very different numbers. If I was out to make big bucks I would not be selling $80 gift cards for $40, selling most items at my cost, and giving away so much in donations and giveaways. People forget that when I offer things like this I am offering those items with the cost coming out of my own pocket, if anyone really thinks I make money like that then they need to head out into the real world and do some shopping.

4) If you email me with an attitude and try and qoute any of these people that have given me problems it will not be tolerated. I will either a. ignore you or b. give an attitude back. YOU who do this are part of the reason why I am closing the page. Threatening me and my business is not going to get you your $3 bow any faster. The behavior of adult women has come to completly shock me.

5) Ready to ship items will start becoming available on my website & personal facebook page starting on July 15th :) Halloween and back to school will start appearing at this time as well. When I do open the page it will be ready to ship only! I will post items you purcahse & pay for them that night and they ship the next day. I am no longer going to offer customs due to the amount of times the order changes or is added onto or whatever other mix ups that can happen do. Every person who has had a problem with me it was always something that I stated on the page that was not followed.

6) I hope everyone has a great summer! We are heading to the Florida pan handle for vacation where we will also be helping with some of the oil spill clean up. Our annual beach destination was hit pretty bad :(

Thank you for taking a second to read this and I look foward to coming back!

Friday, March 26, 2010

I did it!

Happy Friday! I am back up and running! Thank you to all of my new followers :) I am going to post my original plan of posting even though I left it in my discussion tab already enjoy...

Claire's Bowtique I recieve this from a friend and I had to share it with you all :) I needed to hear this especially on a morning like this one ♥ I would love to hear your comments!

One Flaw In Women

By the time the Lord made woman,
He was into his sixth day of working overtime.
An angel appeared and said,
"Why are you spending so much time on this one?"
And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my spec sheet on her?
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,
have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable
and able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
have a lap that can hold four children at one time,
have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart
-and she will do everything
with only two hands."

The angel was astounded at the requirements.
"Only two hands!? No way!
And that's just on the standard model?
That's too much work for one day.
Wait until tomorrow to finish."

"But I won't, " the Lord protested.
"I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart.
She already heals herself when she is sick
AND can work 18 hour days."

The angel moved closer and touched the woman.
"But you have made her so soft, Lord."

"She is soft," the Lord agreed,
"but I have also made her tough.
You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish."

"Will she be able to think?", asked the angel.

The Lord replied,
"Not only will she be able to think,
she will be able to reason and negotiate."

The angel then noticed something,
and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek.
"Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model.
I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one."

"That's not a leak,"
the Lord corrected,
"that's a tear!"
"What's the tear for?" the angel asked.

The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy,
her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love,
her loneliness, her grief and her pride."
The angel was impressed..
"You are a genius, Lord.
You thought of everything!
Woman is truly amazing."

And she is!
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness,
love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give


PLEASE pass this along to your women friends and relatives
to remind them just how amazing they are.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


So I am trying out this blog this lol. I can talk for hours to anyone so I figured this would be a fantastic way to "talk" to you all at once. I guess in my first blog I would like to talk a little about myself and what I do :) I am a work from home mommy to four, I have a wonderful husband who does more for me than I could ever even try to explain. My boys are 7, 5, and 3 and my daughter is 14 months :) They are growing up so fast! I started Claire's Bowtique by making bows for my baby girl and it grew onto ebay and then to etsy and now to facebook! It is amazing how many people I have gotten the opportunity to meet and work with. I love it! I am so happy I found my niche ;) During the week I care for 3 wonderful children who are 5, 2, and 8 months. I am a one busy momma! The life I choose is what I always wanted though, maybe its werid but when I was a little girl I dreamed of being a mommy and nothing else. I have always felt like this is what I am here to do, to mother, to care for, and to be needed. Maybe someday when the kids are older I will find my place in the working world but for now this is me and I love it! :) So that is my short and sweet first blog <3 Hope you enjoyed it lol.