A Few Secrets

It seems we are off to a pretty good Field Trip but yes, I am still nervous as always.  I’m really trying to convince David to go up north on Monday but he seems to think the computer can’t function without him.  Hmm.. maybe I should let him know the reason they invented laptops. Yes, so one can travel with computer in hand. And afterall, it is tradition. We go up north every summer since Joe was a babe.  okay I will stop talking about me and start talking about MJC. I know right now it is a lot more exciting than me begging David to go up north.

Man, I miss this girl. She seriously is such an amazing lil’ sprite and obviously with amazing parents. I guess I shouldn’t say obvious cuz I can vouch for that, we met them and loved them.

Now I am gonna tell you a few secrets of MJC and promise not to laugh.

The first being, I love this photo. I love everything about it and yes, that include my sweet Joe and lil’ Gabe in the background. So of course, why would I not use it as the image insert that goes in the invites. It makes perfect sense…TO ME.  Afterall, I always say go with your gut and most of the time I am right. And when I feel I am right, I usually will not back down. Well, Lynette saw what I had chosen and she pretty much thought it was a bad idea. My response, “I love it and I am using it.” Then I walk away with attitude (cuz I hate even the thought that I may be wrong).  I settle down and go back to her desk, she explains she is just worried about it selling out and everyone seeing it in the invite. Okay, that makes sense, but I still love it and I know you will love the outfit. I know this because last season when we ran the trial run of Raven. You all raved (ha, that is supposed to be funny..and I am starving right now so not sounding too funny).  And this season I ordered well over 4x from last. So I am good and I’m sticking with my gut on this one.  Off to the printing press it went.

The second secret being Matilda Jane has made some real ugly things in the past.  Hey, we gotta try new pieces so you don’t get bored of us. I had a vision with Anna and she was gonna be a hit. Well, that didn’t happen so much when we saw her in person. I think we both laughed and Lynette looked at me with that “What the *%#$ were you thinking?’ Some times my vision isn’t always brought to fruition (big word for me, eh?). But the fabric was ordered in limited quantity and the production was scheduled and  I wasn’t gonna give up on her yet. Afterall, she was  a trial piece and she deserved a chance to win your hearts. Though we so both thought she was hideous.  We went back to the hotel, pondered it a bit, knew we had already paid for fabric and worked it out. I wish I still had the sketch on the hotel notepad. You would die! We handed it over and voila’ she was back on the production line.  We didn’t order a lot of her fabric because we just weren’t sure how she would turn out.  And at first, she was not cute AT ALL (see the original Anna above).   But  guess what? You guys fell in love and I am so excited. Sad, that she will have to experience all the drama that raven caused last year but happy she’ll be able to make another season with us as Jesse has!  But boy do we have lots of other cute tops in collection 1 so don’t give them the cold shoulder:)  And collection 2…..WOW.  Wait til you see.

The third secret being sometimes I just don’t think. And truth be told, I don’t. I trust my gut instinct and follow my heart. That is who I am and who I have always been. Luckily I have David and Lynette to thinking logically. A great example would be Platinum. Platinum is so my gig. Okay,becoming Sam’s gig too. So when we took over pulling shows last week, I thought “hey, let’s get rid of these extra’s bins of clothes by putting them in orders”.  We had so much fun. It was awesome. Now,  had I thought about it I would have realized I may be hurting feelings of those who example  maybe ordered at the sale or what not cuz they did not get the extra. But seriously, it was  a complete random act of kindness and it was great!  And I did not mean for anyone to feel hurt or left out. It’s so weird to be in a situation like this. I love writing little notes and randomly surprising people but I hate hurting feelings. Hmmmm I am gonna have to go with my gut though…and that is tough.

Now I am off to try to convince David we can go up north.  I promise he will have his laptop and can continue working.  And me? We have been making a few real cool treats for yo guys and I can work on them the entire car ride there and back.

PS and jsut to be cleared David added that smiley face thing. Mine would have been much cuter..what is that, a square smiley face…ewwww

     
jill s - August 6, 2010 - 3:56 pm

i say don’t ever stop going with your heart!

and don’t apologize for anything you do that comes from your heart.

as your business grows there will always be hurt feelings from something. it’s life.

you are amazing. and you inspire me.

xx
jill

Shannon Willcutt - August 6, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Love, love, love everything…got my order confirmation today, and I am just SO excited!! Cannot wait to get these beautiful clothes…and cannot wait for the other releases!! The extras in my platinum orders were awesome…like there was so e.s.p. going on or something…my packages made me and my girls’ days!! Thank you for being who you are!!

Sophia's Mom - August 6, 2010 - 4:05 pm

First off….Field Trip is gorgeous and I wish I could buy it all! Secondly…the extras that were put in everyone’s boxes who ordered Platinum was wonderful and generous beyond words. It was seriously like Christmas at my house for me and my daughter. I have never been SO addicted to something in all my life….Matilda Jane is wonderful and so are you Denise (and all the ladies at 435). Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us:)

Leslie Bunt - August 6, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Hey, Denise. Wow, bless your heart, you should not feel bad. I love that you put the extras in, and yes I did receive one, but honestly I thought it was so amazingly cool that you did it before I even had any idea I might get one(and totally squealed and jumped up and down…my husband thought I was crazy). I have never heard of a company doing that, and that is what sets you apart.I love that it was random and that you were able to bless so many people with such a special surprise and I loved the hand writen note. I mean, wow, really??? It was undeserved, and a pure gift. That is why you are “an unpredictable” clothing company. I think people get so obsessed with stuff that they can’t see straight. You can’t make everyone happy, and I hope you can get some rest. I just prayed that the Lord would bless you abundantly for your kindness, attention to detail, genuine care for your customers, and just being so giving with the amazing sale and other things. I have heard of your kindness to others, like Kelly from Kelly’s Korner and others and well, you just keep being you. You can’t control the reactions of others and you can’t know for sure what will sell out and won’t. I cannot even imagine trying to decide that. Well, anyway, I cannot imagine your stress right now. Bless your heart! Again, may God bless you greatly for your kindness!

Natalie - August 6, 2010 - 4:16 pm

K, so you can totally go up north, but only if you somehow find me a size 8 of Anna. ;) My Kambrie started crying when I told her it was sold out. It was what she wanted most of all, and I was putting in my order today too, just a bit too late I guess :( SO SAD!!

Natalie - August 6, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Oh and Lizzy…what happened to Lizzy?!?! That was the fav for my Kenzlie and it’s gone now already too :( Maybe you can bring that one back with Anna…

Farah - August 6, 2010 - 4:24 pm

I will be so honest with you Denise, we did get a bit hurt. some of the mothers I know also feel like they have been neglected. They love and adore MJC as much as all your clients.
We keep reading on fb how many moms had gotten these goodies. You can not help but thinking (hey what about me)?

Wendy - August 6, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Hahaha, let me tell you, I just KNEW you didn’t put that smiley face in there.

I love that you sent extras. Have to admit that I got FIVE of the sprite tanks so far, and that makes me giggle like you would not believe. So yeah, I could tell it was a random act of kindness. I am loving all the Platinum that I ordered, and the extras are just the cherry on top. Thank you for sending them!

Missed out on the Anna because I was so dumb and didn’t listen to my TK, waited to order until after 3pm – oops. But I am so looking forward to the 2nd release, there are some things I am drooling over, and I am LOVING the Gretchen that I ordered today.

WhitleyKate's mom - August 6, 2010 - 4:31 pm

Denise~ You are an amazing woman with a huge heart! I am not only in love with your clothing, but with everything that MJ stands for! I’m sorry for any hurt words that you receive. I cannot think of any other company that would surprise so many people with such generous gifts. Your “gift” in my platinum order was so unexpected and wonderful. It was the only gift I received on my birthday! WOW…how did you do it? Go with your heart. You can’t make everyone happy all the time. No one should ever “expect” anything. You gave us the gift of the sales, and you didn’t have to do that. You truly deserve that trip north (David, are you reading this???) Hugs!

Ana - August 6, 2010 - 4:33 pm

Denise, thanks so much for the extras I got with my orders
Lola will look amazing in it
THANK you! and thumbs up again and again for my amazing TK Carrie – making me happy every season!

mom2curls - August 6, 2010 - 4:34 pm

I just have to say that you as a person and as a company have gone above and beyond anything that I have ever seen!!! The charities you donate to, the random acts of kindness, the incredible customer service just to name a few are outstanding!!! Sometimes you can’t please everyone but it is the thought that counts! I can say I never win contests or get anything for “free” but this past week not only have I received some of the most beautiful treasures for my little girl to wear but I am also able to give, share the love as you say, other items even some of the “extras” with others whom I know don’t have them…Thank you again!!!!Have a safe wonderful trip up North!!!

J.Diddy - August 6, 2010 - 4:37 pm

Thank you for being honest on everything. Really, that is all we want. I can say *I* personally was never jealous of the extras in platinum, but honestly, it does suck when i think about it because i drove a long way to get to 435…and i didnt get anything for free there. Matter of fact, I was overcharged $30. With that said, Its quite shocking to see people get 13, yes 13 things free after only ordering two…and some of those pieces i left at 435 in hope to get later since i couldnt afford it all then. Anyways, just a little perspective. Sharing the wealth a little might be a cooler idea, i mean, people get so excited to get one free thing….imagine how many people could have been surprised! With that said, i wasnt mad, but its just something that DID make us all scratch our heard for sure, and i completely understand why some were really hurt.
On the anna….we knew it was going to be a hit…i knew it…its gorgeous. im sure some people are going to be upset, but it is indeed gorgeous.

Anyways, just keep it real. And, if you ever have a question on if something is cute, you can ask me. i pretty much predicted the items that SO and its proving true, good taste i guess….haha :)

Kim - August 6, 2010 - 4:41 pm

I can’t see how giving someone a surprise or a random act of kindess could ever be seen as a bad thing. I’d rather spend my life being happy for people and being grateful for the good things that happen than spend precious moments being bitter. Everyone wakes up every day with a choice on how to live that day. I think it’s great that you choose to live by your gut – I like to think I roll like that too :)

Meredith Klobucnik - August 6, 2010 - 4:47 pm

Thanks for being you because it’s ‘you’ who started it all and I have loved MJ from day 1!

Thank you for mentioning the ‘freebies’ as my feelings were a bit hurt as I was one who wasted many many hours at the start of the sale and then wasted another hour later in the day only to get part of what I wanted. I had hoped maybe I would get a magnet or pen or some little treat in that sale box but I didn’t…I was bummed. My husband didn’t let me buy anything since the sale since I was eagerly waiting for Field Trip so I didn’t get any of these goodies I keep hearing about…I am jealous I must admit.

Um yeah love the Anna, you should make more of it and make it all in baby sizes because I am disappointed a lot of FT doesn’t come in small ‘month’ sizing.

Definitely want to say it’s a beautiful line and I hope you keep at it and make more of it to avoid sell outs the first day because that’s a bummer. I am hosting a show tomorrow, bought goodies and drinks with lot’s of shoppers ready to shop only to hear ‘that’s sold out’. I am bummed.

Isabella's Mom - August 6, 2010 - 4:47 pm

You all are the best!!!!

Lily - August 6, 2010 - 4:48 pm

I just discovered your wonderful clothing in July and I have to say you have me hooked. That was awesome to get my Platinum orders with goodies (totally justified to my fiance about spending his money lol). REMEMBER: You can’t make everyone happy, even though you want to. For those of us who purchased Platinum we really did appreciate that you thought of us, and wanted to share the MJC love.

A.Heng - August 6, 2010 - 4:51 pm

I just love the Anna. Glad I am getting one. Hope for a Spring Anna. ;) You have a kind heart and unfortunately you can’t please everyone. I didn’t get any freebies, but that is how life works. Hope you get to go up North and relax.

keira's mom - August 6, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Oh my gosh, you should never feel the need to apologize for doing something so sweet, generous & spontaneous! It was a very kind gesture and that anyone would even voice their disatisfaction that they did not receive “free items” is just crazy to me! It was a random act of kindness for goodness sake! You cannot be expected to have to give everyone who adores MJ a freebie to make it all “even”. I’m sorry you feel bad or feel the need to even say this! As for the sell-outs, there are more items to come & it’s only clothing and nothing to get all upset over. Sure I’ll be disappointed to not get everything I wanted, but not angry! It’s just clothing!! Don’t sweat it and go have a great time up north!!

momofapipsqueak - August 6, 2010 - 4:53 pm

Go up north, take a break- spend time with your family before school starts… the kids grow up too fast. Tell David if the site crashes we will all gripe and moan and he’ll be able to fix it somehow- if you miss time with your kids- it’s just gone. I work with the elderly…. my 99 year old friend would tell you to go hang out with the family for the weekend :)

Annette M - August 6, 2010 - 5:02 pm

Denise please don’t change a thing. I ordered and didn’t get a gift and I’m am completely fine with that. Those who expect gifts shouldn’t get gifts.
I’m just so grateful that we have some work right now so I am able to order. It’s been a loooong year.

lockr (Ramona) - August 6, 2010 - 5:03 pm

Denise, I don’t think you’ll ever be able to please everyone so I think you should keep doing what you’ve been doing (following your gut). The freebies in the platinum orders was a very thoughtful, spontaneous, and wonderful surprise. Can you imagine all the smiles you brought to others (including me)? I’ve been riding the MJ high since Homegrown and I don’t think it will stop any time soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As Joe Dirt says….”Keep on, keepin’ on!” and “Life’s a garden, dig it, make it work for you.” Now you all know the odd sense of humor I have……bwwaaaaahhhhhahhhhaaaaaahaaaaaa

Melody in AZ - August 6, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Don’t ever change Denise! I’m bummed about Anna but now that I know the story I fully understand and get it! So many other amazing things to buy. I didn’t get any extras and i’m not bummed. Being generous is not always planned and you can’t please everyone, hence my statement don’t every change.

Can’t wait for my show in az tomorrow.

Alison S - August 6, 2010 - 5:06 pm

I’m so in love with platinum stuff it’s a little scary ;) seriously though I can go in my dd closet and it just makes me happy. If it was socially acceptable (and I had no boobs HA) I would so be wearing her knot tops/dresses and ellie halters & roundabouts. Thank you for making such unique, beautiful pieces! Can’t wait to see what’s next!

Alison S - August 6, 2010 - 5:07 pm

PS hope you get to take your trip North!

Darlene, Mom to Four Princesses! - August 6, 2010 - 5:17 pm

Denise, you are indeed a very special person, I cannot tell you how shocked I am after you pretty much poured out your heart and thoughts to have people still taking stabs at you… ignore them. People can be so childish… My show isn’t unitl the 10th and I am sure things will be gone, but we will get what we can get and will still be happy. Thank you for all you do! And NOONE should expect something… like you said it was RANDOM! People should understand that…Thank you Thank you!! I cannot say it enough! Darlene.

Jamie Hicks - August 6, 2010 - 5:25 pm

Denise-it was very sweet of you to randomly add extras. Stinks feelings got hurt but I’m sure people know that was not your intention. My one shirt from platinum due Monday is 2lbs, seems heavy to me, but I’ll still be happy even if there aren’t extras.

The Anna, le sigh, I love her and don’t think I got her, but again, as Lynette and I discussed today, how would you know a season ahead before we can even see what you’re dreaming of what we are going to flip over. I’m sad but still looking forward to the other pieces I got (I hope, no conf. yet ahahah).
Go relax up North!

Debra Stallings - August 6, 2010 - 5:36 pm

I can not believe anyone’s feeling are hurt. Are you kidding me!!!! People, Denise, is the most generous person and those who got some extras Good for Them! Jealously is a dangerous sad thing. People be happy for others and STOP being selfish and jealous. DENISE DONT LET SOME PEOPLE’S HURTFUL COMMENTS MAKE YOU FEEL BAD. This is your business and you can run it like you wish and you do a damn good job!!!

mimi - August 6, 2010 - 5:37 pm

Denise, I can honestly tell you that I get so much pleasure from ordering, and seeing my little grand girls in your clothing. The idea of a UPS tracking number always brings a smile, and that’s without any freebies in my package. No one ordered last week expecting anything but a wonderful piece of clothing, and I’m thankful to never be disappointed. Always follow your heart.

cct - August 6, 2010 - 5:45 pm

First of all, the little girl in the first picture is adorable! I love the dress she is “holding.” So… I am a new addict:) I have been following a little over the last few weeks. I just want to say how incredibly amazing Denise is! Most clothing designers/owners wouldn’t even take the time to respond to costumers AT ALL! I am so impressed that she does these sweet random acts of kindness. I am also, surprised at how people act when they can’t have what they want. Holy cow, things get pretty heated on FB! Anyways, I just want to say thank you to Denise for being so giving and generous. Your clothes are amazing and you are awesome!

Tara - August 6, 2010 - 5:50 pm

I think this is what makes Matilda Jane even more unique. The fact that you care and that there are only a select number of pieces. I didn’t get Anna, even though I wanted it, but I knew that was probably going to happen because I spent the last two days at the beach instead of calling my Trunk Keeper like I should have! :D That said, I got over it very quickly and ordered something special for my daughter and myself and cannot wait to get them. I hope you were able to talk David into coming up North, I’m up here in Petoskey and it’s been absolutely beautiful!

DawnJ - August 6, 2010 - 5:56 pm

I am totally agree with Keira’s Mom! I heard about all the bonuses being thrown in the orders and thought it was so cool! An amazing Random Act of Kindness for sure! Of course it is always wonderful to get a surprise, however, it just doesn’t happen to everyone all of the time. I can’t believe that people are upset that they didn’t get “bonuses”. What is it with the sense of Entitlement? I bet that is not what you were going for with this one. So sorry that people are even mentioning this to you, Denise, I would see it more as, “OMG, that is so awesome, I heard that you threw in some extras for people…How cool! You ROCK!!!” Don’t know why people can’t just be happy for others and get past the selfishness. Hugs to you and all the crew at 435. I know you have all been working so hard, so go relax and schedule that AC installation! You’ve done an amazing job…take a weekend to relax!

Elizabeth H - August 6, 2010 - 5:58 pm

Denise,

I want to thank you for the freebies I received! I was having the worst week at work and when I saw the big box from MJC my heart just went wild! My daughter & I had so much fun opening it up to find our extras! We happened to get a halter she already has so she decided to take it to daycare to give to one of her friends who has no Matilda Jane Clothing. She is only 3- I was so proud of her! Pay it forward! Thanks again!

Melody in AZ - August 6, 2010 - 6:50 pm

PS – DONT READ FACEBOOK UNTIL MONDAY :-) Have a nice quiet weekend!

Heather H - August 6, 2010 - 6:50 pm

DO NOT let people get you down for following your heart! You are an amazing woman who runs an amazing business. :)

christie - August 6, 2010 - 7:14 pm

I LOVE THE FT LINE AND PLACED MY ORDER TODAY! I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE SECOND RELEASE! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! AS FAR AS PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT NOT GETTIN EXTRAS, WELL, I WOULDN’T WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT THAT BECAUSE AS IM SURE YOU KNOW……. YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY! I AM WORKING ON THIS MYSELF! IT’S HARD TO PLEASE EVERYBODY! TAKE CARE!

Holly's Mama - August 6, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Dear Denise – I haven’t read through the comments yet so I don’t know what anyone else has said but I love your random acts of kindness and I hope you never stop them. I ordered something from Platinum last week and haven’t received my order yet so I am not just saying this because I got some “extras.” If I get some great, if not that’s fine too. Please keep being the same wonderful, spontaneous and “unpredictable” person we all love. That’s what keeps me coming back. It makes me sad that your wonderful acts of kindness have turned into a huge drama. Don’t let it get you down and keep up the good work!

dot+3 - August 6, 2010 - 7:39 pm

I didn’t get any extras… It would have been fun, but how could I be unhappy when I’m looking at some of the cute pieces I ordered??? I was disappointed that one of my things was sold out, but hey, that gave me money to spend on Field Trip!!! I hope my Anna order went through, but if it didn’t, I’m sure I’ll find something in the second collection… My sweet girls already know to ask if they were able to get their favorite pieces, because they understand that you guys may have run out… If THEY can understand, I have to be able to!!!

AC's Mom - August 6, 2010 - 7:55 pm

Thanks so much for the extra’s!!! I was so excited to get the extras and what an incredible generous act!!! Love the anna-so glad I got one!!!

For the negative comments-please ignore them. There seem so be some poor sports which is really sad because they should just be happy for someone and not be so concerned about me, me, me and why didn’t I get more. Seems silly coming from some people who have won several blog prizes to rain on your parade. Shame on them!!

Thanks MJC gals!!!!!!

Kirsten - August 6, 2010 - 8:03 pm

D – I went to a FT party today and LOVED it!!!! From the online lookbook and I had only chosen 2 pieces from the first collection but when I got to the trunk keeper I just went crazy!!! It was all so cute and even better in person! My husband had been really really hopeful that I was only getting 2 pieces (sorry hubs I tripled that…), there was just too many good pieces, plus I had to get a few extras to pair with the second collection! You have an amazing eye and I will really be so sad when my daughter grows out these clothes!

*TKJT* - August 6, 2010 - 8:24 pm

I ordered TONS of sale stuff and didn’t have $ for Platinum at the end of July. I was SO happy to get the sale items and my feelings weren’t hurt at all! LOL I did order Platinum a few days ago and again am not expecting anything extra…ordered what I loved ;)

Don’t let people change you! You will NEVER make everyone happy so just do what makes YOU happy and don’t worry about anyone else! The only person you have to live with is yourself (well David and the boys too LOL).

Laura Ann - August 6, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Wow, I did not know about this but I think it is so wonderful that you did this and my feelings are NOT hurt at all. I believe that you can NEVER outgive and I try to go above and beyond daily in my career as a High School Assistant Principal. It feels so good to see a kids smile after a random act of kindness, matter of fact just might be one of my favorite things to do.

Today, WOW…must have been crazy for you guys. Got a call from my TK that the Anna was sold out and people at my party did not get it, but I did. Well…..there is NO way I can keep that knowing that others were not able to get it that really wanted it. My TK asked me to call her back and I did in about 15 minutes with a solution. Mine was secure, but I have decided to GIVE it to a friend that really wanted it for her DD that is also a size 4. My sweet Emma will not have one and yes we bought things that match it and we really loved it, but WE WILL SURVIVE and we will also make another Mommy and little girl SUPER HAPPY and that is what it is all about, right? I am saddened by the fact that people are ugly about all of this. Thank you for all that you do and that every single person at 435 does to make a life a little more enjoyable.

Renee - August 6, 2010 - 9:01 pm

Denise – please keep all the beautiful clothing coming and continue to be honest and true to yourself, and your blog. We met briefly at 435 when you were working the back room. I told you that I appreciated your blog and that I loved your honesty. And I think this is a fantastic image – I am a huge fan of good foreground and background depth of field. Keep it coming!! :-)

Becky M. - August 6, 2010 - 10:13 pm

I didn’t order any Platinum, but the second I heard about the “extras” the first thing I thought was that it was a very “Denise” thing to do. (You’ve been doing stuff like that for as long as I can remember!) I figured you were thinking about the smiles that would break out when people opened their boxes and that probably made you giddy. VERY sweet. You brought sunshine to many people’s days and you should feel great about that. :)

gandn - August 7, 2010 - 2:58 am

I think it is so sad you have been made to feel like you have to come on here and apologize for doing something nice. You did a nice thing, you surprised quite a few people, thrilled them really—-so hold your head high.

*Twinkle*Toes* - August 7, 2010 - 5:20 am

This is another reason “I LOVE Matilda Jane” your the whole package… Great clothing…. Great people…… Great LoVe…… pass it on……. keep it up soul sister!! We are glad you have stuck with it because we reap all the all the benefits!!

gran - August 7, 2010 - 6:37 am

Hoping you and your family are up north today relaxing and enjoying………

JodiR - August 7, 2010 - 6:41 am

Denise! Thank you for all of the kind things that you do. They are much appreciated! I hope you get to go up North and have fun.

Melissa Kaufman - August 7, 2010 - 8:51 am

Hi Denise!

Do you have any more of the skirts the covergirl is wearing?!?! I saw it one day pop up on Platinum and was not quick enough to get it! I have really enjoyed all the left over 435 goodies we got on Platinum but next year I am coming to the art fair!! That way I can see you all again and also SHOP!! I can’t believe how much you have grown since I was a TK. I miss being a part of the MJ crew! It is such an awesome company! Just had a show with Christy (who is awesome!) and can’t wait to get everything! We always get tons of compliments wherever we go when the girls are wearing MJ. Hope you have a nice relaxing trip. :)

Vera - August 7, 2010 - 9:48 am

I’m just beginning to discover your amazing clothing!!!!! Gorgeous! I could spend hours browsing…..they are all beautiful!

Elisabeth - August 7, 2010 - 10:37 am

I thought that Starbucks was my main addiction and now I have to say I am addicted to Starbucks and Matilda Jane. I know have to buy 2 seasons ahead because the closet is FULL!!!

Elisabeth - August 7, 2010 - 10:37 am

I thought that Starbucks was my main addiction and now I have to say I am addicted to Starbucks and Matilda Jane. I now have to buy 2 seasons ahead because the closet is FULL!!!

Belle - August 7, 2010 - 1:47 pm

Denise, their are two main reason I buy from MJC. One is you are one of the most generous business women I have come across. Second is the cutest clothes around. Like, i have said before I will continue to buy until there is no clothes to buy. Enjoy your weekend~

Hillbilly Jane - August 7, 2010 - 6:04 pm

Sometimes I don’t have to have the winning Powerball ticket to feel soooo lucky! Why…because my foxy 4 year-old has been sporting the Raven all Spring and Summer and in the fall she will be rocking the Anna (as well as 7 other pieces). Thanks for these great clothes Denise!!!

Anna&PrestonMommy - August 7, 2010 - 7:22 pm

I have a 3-year-old, & her name is Anna! So, of course, I fell in love with the “Anna” top! Unfortunately, it was sold out before my show yesterday evening :-( I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the stuff I did get, though!! Can’t wait for it to come, and I am so excited to see what comes out with the next release! Thank you MJ for making these awesome clothes!!

Sara - August 7, 2010 - 8:39 pm

I love your kind heart, Denise!

Lolli - August 8, 2010 - 9:38 am

Just wanted to tell you THANK YOU for my “goodies”. It was wonderful to open the box and see what was waiting inside besides the Platinum pieces I had ordered. It was an extremely sweet, random, act of kindness! :)
Thanks to ALL of your team for their hard work the past couple of weeks!

Carson’s Lolli

Mary R. - August 8, 2010 - 5:08 pm

I fell in LOVE with the Anna top at first sight! I love it and am so happy you didn’t give up on her!
I also want to thank you for the ‘extras’ included in my boxes! My Platinum orders arrived while we were vacationing in Key West (their annual Lobster Fest — YUM-O!!!) and the first thing I did when we arrived home just a few hours ago was to RIP INTO THE BOXES! It was such a surprise to see such gorgeous goodies packed in with my other pretties! It was a wonderful surprise and such a random and kind gesture on your part! Just one of the many reasons we love Matilda Jane!
Hope you are able to head up North for some R&R with your boys! :o)

Wendy Knafelc - August 11, 2010 - 2:50 pm

I love that you do random acts of kindness. It just goes to show what a beautiful person you are inside. And remember, someday, someone will get their random act of kindness from you. But front and center….random acts of kindness come from the heart and you always, always speak from the heart, whether it’s from your words in your blog, or the clothes that you create. It’s why I love MJC so much. When you open a box, you can feel the love spill out!
Wendy Knafelc

Day to the Oh - August 17, 2010 - 8:13 am

So my girls make me come back here so they can see all the cute pix of Katherine! They adore her and her brother and sister too. She is everything you say she is and more! It’s one of things where you meet people so great and then don’t see them again for so long and miss them like they were family because they touched you so. That’s how they live their life. Good peops! Just like you. It’s no wonder you got along so well. Keep up the good work MASTA!!! ;) xoxo

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