Name The Dress Thursday: Round 10

Man did this week fly by…It’s Name The Dress Thursday again and we have a cute little knot for you:)

I love the fun fabrics used in the beauty and can’t wait to see the fun names you all come up with!

 

Knot dress sizes: 12m, 18m, 2, and 4

Leave us a comment with your suggestion of the perfect name for this dress, and we’ll choose a winner and announce it here on the blog tomorrow! If your name is chosen, we’ll send you this dress in the size of your choice (sizes listed above)! I can’t wait to hear all of your suggestions!

Happy naming

<3 Melissa

*One little house-keeping note: since there are so many people leaving comments, there is always the chance that more than one person may suggest the same name. If we choose a name that has been suggested by more than one person, we will only be able to select the first person to suggest the name as the winner. But never fear! There will be sooo many more contests and chances for winning, so don’t give up!*

     
Rachel - December 6, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Fairytale delight

Jamie Deaton - December 6, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Pattycake!
Taffy!

Rainbow P - December 6, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Shrooms in Bloom…a play on the flowers and mushrooms in the tiers

Kristi - December 6, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Gnome Place Like Home

Tisha - December 6, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Woodland Fairy Knot

Sammy - December 6, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Sprite

**Sprite (creature), legendary creatures such as elves, fairies and pixies

amy j. - December 6, 2012 - 4:40 pm

This dress reminds me of summer…all the fun colors goin’ on. I’ll name it: Summer Squeeze

tawni lambroff - December 6, 2012 - 4:42 pm

there’s gnome place like home!

gnomio gnomio

shakespere

in the woods

seven dwarfs

storybook

Anne - December 6, 2012 - 4:42 pm

garden party

Teresa Beeler - December 6, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Pretty Pixies
Lovely Sprite

Brandy - December 6, 2012 - 4:44 pm

christmas stocking
knome christmas
Christmas in the garden
Lennys mischief

Isabella - December 6, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Elves
wreath
christmas Frenzy

Jamie l - December 6, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Fairytale Dreams
Magical Wishes
Wish Upon A Dream

Suni - December 6, 2012 - 4:49 pm

In Harry Potter’s world gnome saliva was meant to bring good luck according to Xenophilius Lovegood (Luna’s dad) and were technically called Gernumblies, which I didn’t think made for a cute dress name. However, they were commonly found in the garden of the Weasley household (which consequently needed regular de-gnoming) so my entry this week is “Weasley’s Garden”.

Loree Wheeler - December 6, 2012 - 4:49 pm

Ruby Mae :) We just got a puppy and named her Ruby (she is red in color and is the sweetest thing on the planet!!)

DAwn - December 6, 2012 - 4:49 pm

THUMBALLINA OR RING AROUND A GNOME

Carrie - December 6, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Ring Around the Rosies
Fairytopia

Brandy - December 6, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Knomes Home
Christmas Knomes
Christmas Stocking

Angie Ray - December 6, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Blooming Gnomes

Susie Boomhower - December 6, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Gingerbread Knome

Tracy D - December 6, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Garden Fairy

Andrea M - December 6, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Fantastical Forest or
Sprites in Flight

Melissa Williams - December 6, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Enchanted Garden

Amy - December 6, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Oopsie Daisy

Melissa Williams - December 6, 2012 - 4:54 pm

Pixie Paradise :)

Susan - December 6, 2012 - 4:54 pm

Tiered Ginger Knome

Andrea - December 6, 2012 - 4:55 pm

Fairytale

or

Patchwork Fairy

Love this dress!

Susie - December 6, 2012 - 4:55 pm

Gingerbread Knome

Laura - December 6, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Frolic

nena s - December 6, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Rosella Bella

nena s - December 6, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Rosella

Ruth - December 6, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Pixie Dust
Fairy Dust
Or simply Fairytale

Emily C - December 6, 2012 - 5:02 pm

The Land of Fairy

Laura Howard - December 6, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Dress of many colors like joesphs coat :)

Emily Casper - December 6, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Fairy Land

Nessa - December 6, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Gnome Sweet Gnome :)

Jenn - December 6, 2012 - 5:07 pm

It is heartwarming to really FEEL how grateful the MJC girls are after their Africa trip. Their ability to give back, and all that they experienced… ah,,, you can just tell they are all changed! I, too, was able to give back this week in my own way, and it feels SO good. Just as I would envision a little girl feeling wearing this dress. SOOO, how about “Grateful to Give” in honor of all the giving going around!!

carolyn b - December 6, 2012 - 5:07 pm

how about PIXIE DUST

Megan - December 6, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Thimbleberry blast

Laura - December 6, 2012 - 5:10 pm

- Tinkerbell

- My Fairy Favorite

- Enchancia …… I just watch “Sofia the First”… hehe

- Blossom Buddies

Andria K - December 6, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Fairy Town

Heidi Anderson - December 6, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Fairy Dust Polka Dance

Jenn F - December 6, 2012 - 5:11 pm

Gnomeo and Julietta
Toadstool Magic
Gnomes on Parade

Mia - December 6, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Gnomeo and Juliet

Beth Nielsen - December 6, 2012 - 5:17 pm

Gnomeo and Juliet

Mary C - December 6, 2012 - 5:19 pm

Toadstool

Stacey - December 6, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Fiona

Beth Nielsen - December 6, 2012 - 5:21 pm

…or…Gnomeo Loves Juliet

Missy J. - December 6, 2012 - 5:22 pm

Play date

Beth Nielsen - December 6, 2012 - 5:22 pm

Gnomeo and Juliet
-or-
Gnomeo Loves Juliet

Melissa S - December 6, 2012 - 5:22 pm

Fairy Frolic

Jennifer J - December 6, 2012 - 5:23 pm

Dreaming of Gnome
Gnome Sweet home
Gnomeo & Juliet

Lisa Elliott - December 6, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Fairy’s at play
Fairy Garden

Cate - December 6, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Garden Tale

Lizeth Gonzalez - December 6, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Sweet gnarly gnome

Stacie Petta - December 6, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Gnomeo & Juliet

Lisa Z - December 6, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Secret Garden

Lindsey Langhans - December 6, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Pixie Hollow- after tinkerbell’s adorable fairy town :)

Catherine - December 6, 2012 - 5:32 pm

“Gnome me, Is to Love me”

Mary C - December 6, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Toadstool Treasure

Andrea - December 6, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Flower Patch Fairy Knot

Andrea - December 6, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Gnomey Love Knot

Melissa - December 6, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Cobbler’s elves

Alyssa P - December 6, 2012 - 5:41 pm

The Roam’in Gnome Knot

Stacie Petta - December 6, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Garden Gnome
Walk in the Woods
Hansel & Gretel

Echo - December 6, 2012 - 5:44 pm

Juliet (from Gnomeo and Juliet)

Heather - December 6, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Gnomeo and Juliet
Shroomania
Mushroom Fairytale
Home Is Where The Gnome Is

stacey - December 6, 2012 - 5:53 pm

Adventures is Faeryland

Stacie Petta - December 6, 2012 - 5:53 pm

Crimson Rose
Fairy Gnomes
Magic Mushrooms

Carol - December 6, 2012 - 5:57 pm

Can’t get that little Gordon’s hopeful eyes off my mind….I say call this one, “Garden of Gorden” ;)

Carol - December 6, 2012 - 6:00 pm

oops, typo of his name~ “Garden of Gordon”!

Casey - December 6, 2012 - 6:01 pm

Secret Garden

Becca Sims - December 6, 2012 - 6:02 pm

Ellyllon – A Welsch tiny fairy known to eat toadstools. :0)

Melissa Sherman - December 6, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Love love this one….. what about one named after my daughter,Avery Whose name means elf ruler and that one tier reminds me of little elves.. my vote “Avery “

mary coombs - December 6, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Pixie Dust

Lezlie - December 6, 2012 - 6:07 pm

~*Tinzley Nicole*~

mary coombs - December 6, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Merry Elves

Mel - December 6, 2012 - 6:09 pm

Gnomeo’s Garden

mary coombs - December 6, 2012 - 6:18 pm

Pixie Pink

Laura A. - December 6, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Twinkle Toes
Fairy Primrose (a gorgeous plant!)
Pixie Dust

penny - December 6, 2012 - 6:19 pm

La-La Land Lady

Emily P. - December 6, 2012 - 6:20 pm

“Amanita”
(we looked up names of mushrooms on the internet and we thought this one was really cute)

Poonam - December 6, 2012 - 6:21 pm

Penelope

tawni lambroff - December 6, 2012 - 6:21 pm

hobbit

tolkien knot (for jrr) the author

Stephanie E - December 6, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Harmony or Fairy Chronicles

Bethany - December 6, 2012 - 6:36 pm

Cicely…. (named after Cicely Mary Barker, poet and artist of many fairy inspired works of art)

CeeCee - December 6, 2012 - 6:36 pm

*Garden Party

*Happy Ending

*Happily Ever After

Amy burdekin - December 6, 2012 - 6:37 pm

Alice’s. Teaparty

MJ Dad - December 6, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Wonder Tale

Little Story

micca - December 6, 2012 - 6:43 pm

Wonderland, Alice or Carroll(author of Alice in Wonderland. The little mushrooms remind me of that!

lizz - December 6, 2012 - 6:47 pm

Faerie Cute Dress

Shannon Kavanagh - December 6, 2012 - 6:47 pm

Fairytastic

The1st of May - December 6, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Thumbelina or the original Danish title Tommelise.

Tori Newman - December 6, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Garden of Gnomes

Susan Johnson - December 6, 2012 - 6:59 pm

Fairy tales
Pixie dust
Fairy glen
Folklore
Tooth fairy
Sprinkle dust
Fairy godmother
Pixie
Titania
Ariel
I’ll fly away
Madrigal
Little elf
Sprite
Fairy rose

Nicole H - December 6, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Pixie Land

Sue Stanford - December 6, 2012 - 7:03 pm

Dot dot not a lot

Heather - December 6, 2012 - 7:05 pm

Pixie Dust

Priscilla Bockelman - December 6, 2012 - 7:09 pm

The Secret Garden

Heather - December 6, 2012 - 7:10 pm

The Pixie after my little pixie Chloe.

Janelle Howe - December 6, 2012 - 7:10 pm

How about Fayette. It means “little fairy”.

Thanks!

Brittney Ellis - December 6, 2012 - 7:13 pm

Buttercup

Tara Ostwald - December 6, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Blossom—-It is a fairy name and this dress is full of flowers!

Maria M. - December 6, 2012 - 7:18 pm

Gnome for the Holidays
Bits and Pieces
Feliz Gnome-idad
Fairy Wishes

Jacki Brown - December 6, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Loopwyn

Kelly - December 6, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Twinklefluff :-)

Scott - December 6, 2012 - 7:24 pm

Holiday mischief—those gnomes are up to no good:)

Kandi - December 6, 2012 - 7:29 pm

Lady Cottington

Gena - December 6, 2012 - 7:29 pm

Gnome slush

Alicia H. - December 6, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Gnomeo & Juliette

Lindsey Langhand - December 6, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Sassy Frass

Elizabeth Dunn - December 6, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Fairy Play

Amy Allen - December 6, 2012 - 7:51 pm

Love your sELF!!!

Elizabeth - December 6, 2012 - 7:51 pm

My girls say “Fantasyland or Fairytale Garden”

Amber - December 6, 2012 - 7:51 pm

fairy garden

Dustin - December 6, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Cindy Lou
Winnie
Bryah
Nackleberry
Dante

karalisa - December 6, 2012 - 7:56 pm

romper room

Jenn A. - December 6, 2012 - 8:08 pm

gnome sweet gnome

Tammy Pond - December 6, 2012 - 8:09 pm

Fairy Dainty

mandy m. - December 6, 2012 - 8:12 pm

Gnome for the holidays

Krista Rose - December 6, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Magic Marvel

Laura - December 6, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Fanciful

Jennifer - December 6, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Merry Mushroom

Mindy - December 6, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Hasel & Gretal

Ashley Burnette - December 6, 2012 - 8:36 pm

Gretel

Amy b - December 6, 2012 - 8:41 pm

Jolly holly

Traci Morgan - December 6, 2012 - 8:44 pm

Gnome Garden

Jennifer - December 6, 2012 - 8:46 pm

Punky Party (reminds me of Punky Brewster, has pizzaz, but is so sweet), wow I am showing my age!

Ann - December 6, 2012 - 8:47 pm

Merry Mushroom

Shari - December 6, 2012 - 8:49 pm

Black Forest
Offenberg

Totally reminds me of the adorable black forest themed toys and clothing i saw when I was traveling in Germany earlier this year! The Black Forest near Offenberg is just magical <3

Loretta C - December 6, 2012 - 8:54 pm

Gnomeo & Juliet

Laura - December 6, 2012 - 8:57 pm

- Fairy Dust

- Holly Hobbie : )

Karla E - December 6, 2012 - 8:57 pm

Home for a Gnome

E. Darling - December 6, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Butterscotch Fairies

Aimee Gaston - December 6, 2012 - 9:04 pm

ILEX LUELLA

Lara H. - December 6, 2012 - 9:06 pm

Gnome for the holiday

Jeni McCarthy - December 6, 2012 - 9:13 pm

gnome sweet gnome- (the gnomes and homes on dress)
gnome for the holidays

Becky S - December 6, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Whimsical Fairy

Shannon - December 6, 2012 - 9:30 pm

Toadstool Teaparty

Monica - December 6, 2012 - 9:37 pm

The Sprite
Once Upon A Time
Sugaree
Pixie dust
The Pixie

Gabriela lavat - December 6, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Secret Garden

Christin Raley - December 6, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Chasing Bloomingdale

Paula T. - December 6, 2012 - 9:39 pm

Fredrica

Clara - December 6, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Flamenco
Gitana
Macarena
Alhambra
Spanish names because the dress reminded me of Spain and Flamenco dancing.

Jeronica - December 6, 2012 - 9:44 pm

SUZIE-Q

Julie Divjak - December 6, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Gnomeo & Juliet

Clara - December 6, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Flamenco
Gitana
Alhambra
Granada
Macarena
Spanish names because this dress reminded me of Spain and Flamenco dancing and beautiful places like the Alhambra Palace.

jackie white - December 6, 2012 - 9:49 pm

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Gnome Love

Katie Clausing - December 6, 2012 - 9:51 pm

Sherbet Punch

Debbie - December 6, 2012 - 9:56 pm

Christmas Cookies
Gingerbread
Gnome is where the heart is
Ginger Snaps
Hodge-podge

Stephanie - December 6, 2012 - 9:57 pm

Quilters Scraps

Jill Remijn - December 6, 2012 - 10:00 pm

I say Liberty…because that is my oldest daughters mame amd this looks just like her…perfectly girly and twirly….yet sophisticated and gorgeous and cheery.

Krystal Sorenson - December 6, 2012 - 10:23 pm

Pixie Hollow

Leah Dunham - December 6, 2012 - 10:28 pm

Sherbert Knot… That orange is the color of yummy sherbert!

Traci - December 6, 2012 - 10:48 pm

Garden Delight, the Green Thumb, Delaney Rose

Andrea M. - December 6, 2012 - 10:49 pm

2 more suggestions…….
“Pixie Hollow”
and
“Fairy Ring”(you know… That perfect circle of mushrooms you come across in the woods)

K - December 6, 2012 - 10:52 pm

*Garden Pixie

*Merry and Bright

*Fancy Freya (Freya stems from Old Norse)

Rebecca smith - December 6, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Dreamland character knot.

CoCo - December 6, 2012 - 11:04 pm

*Best Friends

*Charming Life

*Fairy Favorite

Rachel - December 6, 2012 - 11:08 pm

Great Expectations!!

Booco - December 6, 2012 - 11:09 pm

Aloha
Lilliputian
Banshee

Brianna Shepherd - December 6, 2012 - 11:13 pm

A World Like Gnome Other

Lori - December 6, 2012 - 11:17 pm

Whimsy!

Leasa Seagraves - December 6, 2012 - 11:33 pm

pixie garden

Christie Larson - December 6, 2012 - 11:51 pm

Woodland Fairytale

Jan ONan - December 6, 2012 - 11:55 pm

I am not sure how many names I can send in but I will try at least three since my granddaughter would look simply stunning in
the above dress. My suggestions are:
A bouquet of butterscotch potpourri

A butterscotch blossomy bouquet

A bloom of pixies blossoming.

Sarah - December 6, 2012 - 11:55 pm

Rosey Quinn

Liz M - December 6, 2012 - 11:56 pm

Little Miss Pixie
Pixie Tales (both referring to a folklore about mushrooms)
Fairyland

Erin Hill - December 6, 2012 - 11:57 pm

“Pixie Hollow”

Suzanne - December 7, 2012 - 12:06 am

Fairy Garden
Lovely fairy garden
Isabel’s fairy garden
Fairy Wonderland

Darby N - December 7, 2012 - 12:06 am

Gnoming Around

Darby N - December 7, 2012 - 12:09 am

Gnoming Around the Mulberry Bush

Jamie - December 7, 2012 - 12:09 am

Pixie
Pixie Party

Erica Reis - December 7, 2012 - 12:09 am

Garden Fantasy

Erin Hill - December 7, 2012 - 12:12 am

“Pixie Tricks”

Marisela Garcia - December 7, 2012 - 12:23 am

The littles in buttercup!

Sarah Long-Bachert - December 7, 2012 - 12:32 am

Somewhere Under the Toadstool

courtney brown - December 7, 2012 - 12:32 am

Gnomeo and Juliet

Brittney Bell - December 7, 2012 - 12:34 am

This sweet dress reminds me of my cousins new baby Charlotte. Her nickname is Charlie …so I am submitting Charlie my entry. She is a sweet little thing and the cuties in the middle tier remind me of her.

Heather B - December 7, 2012 - 12:37 am

Woodland Magic

Ruth - December 7, 2012 - 2:01 am

Pixie Dust
Fairy Dust
or simply just “Fairytale”

Amber Kealii - December 7, 2012 - 2:40 am

“Faroe” reminds me a fairytale village like the Faroe Islands.

Serena Cox - December 7, 2012 - 3:14 am

Gnomeo and Juliet

Erica S - December 7, 2012 - 3:16 am

Oh my…this dress is what fairy tales are made of. Sprites, fairies and pixie dust are all around spreading magic and making dreams come true for the little girls and boys who live in the village up above. Just below the village of Divindale (magic+dale) is an enchanted forest, where only the pure at heart find cute, chubby little animals dressed in their Sunday best singing sweet songs about the forest. Although they are too fast for the children to see, the animals (every now and then) will catch a glimpse of a pixie or fairy flying in or out of Whimsy Hollow. It’s a wonderful world where dreams are made and the impossible becomes possible (a little like the last few weeks in Matilda Jane land). They would call their dresses Pixie Dust Twirlers and Sprite’s Delight because no little pixie or sprite could deliver this dress to a litle girl without delighting in seeing her twirl just once. Sprites in Flight are spreading magic all around and Pixie Love fills the air. (My apologies…It’s late and we’ve been SO SICK this week. My 2-year old will not allow me to name the dress because she NEEDS a story. This dress sure made for a pretty enchanted tale and hopefully there’s a name in there. I went back and capitalized the best ideas. It’s so adorable). You got the edited version. lol. I know there are so many entries so sincerely, my apologies!

Michelle Lynch - December 7, 2012 - 4:09 am

Love, love, love, this dress! So whimisical:)

It’s 1 a.m. and i’m going with the first thing that popped into my tired head, Pixie Trix:) I hope you love it too:)

mamaprincess - December 7, 2012 - 4:45 am

La- t- dottie
Or
Lotti Dotti

mamaprincess - December 7, 2012 - 4:50 am

la ti Dotti

mamprincess - December 7, 2012 - 4:51 am

Knotty Dotti

Sarah W - December 7, 2012 - 5:32 am

Mellow Mushroom

Stacie Jarrells - December 7, 2012 - 6:31 am

Those cute little Gnomes stand out to me. So sweet :)

*Juliet (from the kids movie Gnomeo and Juliet)

Scandinavian, Dutch and German girl names that just seem to fit the dress in my opion are :)

*Johanna -or-
* Hannah (my eldest daugther’s name and my great great aunt’s name)
*Sophia or Sophie
*Greta
*Wilhelmina (or minnie- this was my aunts name and our family is from Finland)
*Elsa
*Claudia
*Annika
*Anneliese

(since these names are old fashioned German, dutch and scandinavian girls names and Gnomes date back orignally to Germany, Holland and some Scandinavian countries. It just seemed fair to name it accordingly )

*Holland (also seems to fit. I can see a little precious one wearing this while traveling across seas. Running in the tall grass with a wind mill in the back. lol. ok yea its early in the morning…I’m still in dream mode ;)

Kristin Parra - December 7, 2012 - 7:35 am

secret garden

Mandy f - December 7, 2012 - 7:50 am

Forest Fairy

shawna - December 7, 2012 - 7:59 am

Enchantment

Morgan White - December 7, 2012 - 8:33 am

Strawberry Fields Forever-soon as I saw this dress that song popped into my head :)

Laina - December 7, 2012 - 8:45 am

Sprightly

Melissa T - December 7, 2012 - 8:52 am

Gnome Way

Courtney Kirkland - December 7, 2012 - 8:53 am

Fairy Wonderful!

Lindsey - December 7, 2012 - 8:53 am

Berry Fizz

mary coombs - December 7, 2012 - 8:58 am

Elfin Magic

Alyssa Mantooth - December 7, 2012 - 9:04 am

Frilly Frolic

WendyS - December 7, 2012 - 9:09 am

Fairytale village

Amy Conner - December 7, 2012 - 9:12 am

Lyla Love =)

Happy Mom - December 7, 2012 - 9:13 am

*Gardenia

*Once Upon a Time

*Far Far Away

Tiffany Hicks - December 7, 2012 - 9:30 am

Serendipity

lindsey - December 7, 2012 - 9:34 am

shabby chic tea party

AMB - December 7, 2012 - 9:51 am

Pixiedust or Gnome sweet Gnome

Bronwyn Dobson - December 7, 2012 - 9:52 am

Butterscotch Gnome

Bronwyn Dobson - December 7, 2012 - 9:54 am

Imaginary Forest

Jen Altermatt - December 7, 2012 - 10:00 am

Elmadge

Kate - December 7, 2012 - 10:10 am

“Storyland”

Molly V - December 7, 2012 - 10:17 am

Pixie Blossom

Teresa Mann - December 7, 2012 - 10:23 am

Pixie Floral Delight Knot Dress

Julie C - December 7, 2012 - 10:25 am

Gnomesville

Andi K. - December 7, 2012 - 10:36 am

Candy Cap
Shroomie

Andi K. - December 7, 2012 - 10:39 am

Truffle
Autumn Truffle
Summer Truffle
Truff-a-La!

Teisha - December 7, 2012 - 11:04 am

Kewpie doll!!!

AV - December 7, 2012 - 11:12 am

Fairytale Village
Storybook

Annie Lopez - December 7, 2012 - 11:17 am

Gnomeo & Juliet

Jill J. - December 7, 2012 - 11:32 am

Penelope

E. Darling - December 7, 2012 - 11:36 am

Not seeing my comment from last night. :( I suggested Butterscotch Fairies (around 9:30pm I think) Just wanted it to make it in. :)

amber - December 7, 2012 - 11:41 am

“Anouk”

Erica O - December 7, 2012 - 11:47 am

Neverland

Nancy - December 7, 2012 - 11:49 am

Woodland Fairy

Gran - December 7, 2012 - 7:03 pm

You all have really creative minds. I can never come up with good names but I enjoy the ones you do. Pixie dust. Perfect.

Cindi1621 - December 8, 2012 - 10:45 am

I am in the middle of reading Romeo and Juliet with my students. They keep talking about the film Gnomeo and Juliet. The romantic flowers and the gnomes just scream “Juliet”.

Cindi - December 9, 2012 - 8:27 am

It’s very Romeo and Juliet so how about the setting for the play, “VERONA”?

Rachel Booth - December 9, 2012 - 4:36 pm

Woodland Princess

Emily - December 9, 2012 - 10:35 pm

Still totally love this :)

Silence

It is amazing how one experience

can change your world FOREVER.

A part of me was excited to come back and share this story.

That was, of course, before I had the story to tell.

Now that I have a story to tell, I no longer feel qualified to tell it.

How can you sum up a experience,

a life changing experience at that, in a matter of words.

The life we once knew no longer exist, it is weird to say, but its so true.

This sense of normalcy is somewhat saddening to me.

You see, I left part of my heart in Africa with a boy named Gordon.

A boy who had me at Hello!

Lynette’s Sister Denise warned us.

She said we would experience new feelings we had never felt.

A part of me shrugged that off.

We were there to love these children and not take a moment for granted.

I can tell you, that we did!!!!

What I didn’t realize was that, along the way, I would fall in love with this face.

Then when it was time to say goodbye, I would hug him, tell him I will miss him

and promised him I would be back, yet his tears continued to fall.

His heart was broken and so was mine, and I feel totally responsible.

You see he is only 5 and has probably experienced more heartache and pain

then one man ever should.

SO I apologize for

the stories I have not told

they were REMARKABLE.

or the people I experienced them with

they are HEROS.

Its just a broken heart never heals quickly.

 I read Denise’s blog today and felt a

sense of relief in knowing I wasn’t alone in how I am adjusting.

I could never thank her enough for sharing this experience with me.

I am confident in saying that these stories will live longer then we will.

I am also confident in saying, that although there is a sense of sadness there is a

bigger sense of HOPE.

I have not been more proud to be a part of Matilda Jane

then I was in just a few days,

and I think this quote sums up our whole trip.

“Be the change you want to see in this world”

XOXO

Kayla

 

 

     
Tracy D - December 5, 2012 - 10:02 pm

The children there are beautiful!

Stacie Petta - December 5, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Neat pictures and quite the experience!!!

Gran - December 5, 2012 - 10:15 pm

Heart felt post. Thank you, Kayla, for sharing.

Hope Boyce - December 5, 2012 - 10:23 pm

Whew! Those eyes, that smile … that presh face! How do we get him here??

Brandi - December 5, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Thank you for sharing. I have been feeling for a while that I would live to go on a mission trip with out church and your stories continue to inspire and encourage me to go.

that is my favorite quote. Mahatma Ghandi was the change :)

Nicole - December 5, 2012 - 10:33 pm

Beautiful post at a perfect time when we all are rushing around in the holiday madness. Words like these bring clarity to the chaos. Your post reminds me of the book The Sunflower. If you have never read it, I bet your experience in Africa would strike a real connection with the story. :)

Melanie H. - December 5, 2012 - 11:18 pm

This post has me dripping tears on the keyboard. I have so enjoyed reading about your trip & seeing the wonderful photos. Gordon is absolutely precious, how could your heart not be breaking. Thanks for sharing your heart & your trip with us all. I will continue to pray for the children at the orphanage. I think this is just the first chapter in a beautiful new story!

Kylie Lee - December 5, 2012 - 11:26 pm

I told you the blog would come out just perfect! You did GREAT!

Marcy Schneider Hoffman - December 6, 2012 - 11:14 am

*tears* Beautifully written. I have loved all the posts about the trip to Africa and cannot even image how life changing it has been for you all. It really just strips away all that is not meaningful and important and forces us to look at ourselves and our world while inspiring us at the same time.

Tara - December 6, 2012 - 11:33 am

I see hope in his eyes! So wonderful for you to be able to bring that hope to him and the other children!

jessica - December 6, 2012 - 12:58 pm

I SOOOO know how you feel. The last trip I took like this changed me forever! Our family leaves Wednesday to go and get our daughter! She is at an orphange in Uganda. We will be home, Lord willing sometime in January. The Bible says our hearts should pour out for the fatherles, so we….well, I know that was The Holy Spirit prompting on my last mission trip! So thankful for your hearts!!!

Rhonda - December 6, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Love can change us, in an instant. You are a beautiful soul, happy to see images of your experience.
We love you!
Take good care.

Vanessa - December 6, 2012 - 3:23 pm

What a wonderful experience you must have endured. Knowing that you brought love, sunshine, and happiness to Gordon and all of these children, makes you a special person and gives these children a glimmer of hope! Thanks for sharing your blog.

Shari - December 6, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Having been to Kitale, Kenya twice I can fully attest to the fact that although you go there to hope to make a difference in their lives, it is the children who forever help to change YOUR life. I am Jim Cooper and Charlotte’s aunt and I am so grateful for their family’s commitment thru Chicks for Children Foundation to offer hope to these sweet children who are so deserving of love, help, and hope for a bright future. Thank you and Matilda Jane family for your love and generosity for these wonderful children. Blessings!

Jennifer Shultz - December 7, 2012 - 12:10 am

What a beautiful post, I have never felt so vested and interested in learning from/about a group of people I will never meet :)

Bronwyn Dobson - December 7, 2012 - 10:07 am

*Tears Welling in the corner of my eyes* after reading your post. I can only imagine what a life changing experience this would have been. What an amazing thing Matilda Jane is doing for these beautiful children. Children are able to break into your heart in matter of moments after meeting them for the first time, as I am sure you experienced with Gordon. You two will have each other in your hearts for the rest of your lives.

Happy Monday Continues!

And how do I follow a post like Denise’s? It’s filled with such substance and beauty. We went to coffee this week and we talked for nearly 4 hours, and I’m certain we could have stayed there all day. Africa is not over for her. Or anyone here. And if I have anything to do with it, I will be going there in 2013. Maybe that should be my resolution?

SPEAKING OF RESOLUTIONS. That’s why I’m blogging! You guys have the best ideas ever. And you know what is awesome? Most of the ideas were just about slowing down and getting more out of life; calling an old friend, smiling at a stranger, or helping at your local soup kitchen. And I love to read the ones that say they want to GIVE GIVE GIVE in 2013. And I love the ones about losing weight to be a healthier version of YOU. I love that.  And omg, another favorite is to UNPLUG. Mark, Zoe, and I joke around at home and call ourselves robots because of the internet, netflix, the wii, and cell phones are almost consuming our attention 24/7. So I think I can definitely benefit from a little unplugging in the New Year:)

Will Mandie Stevens, Beth Daniels, and Mary C email Kiara for a blog prize? Please include your little one’s size and your address!

And now one more thing before I go…Guess what? I’m going to DISNEY WORLD TOMORROW with my best friend on the planet MEGAN! Am I the luckiest girl in the world or what? It’s her Christmas present from me this year and I cannot be more excited about it. So if you live in Orlando, go to Disney this weekend and make sure to dress your DD in MJC! I’m determined to spot some on this trip!

LOVE,

SAM

     
Mary C - December 5, 2012 - 10:53 am

Thank you so so much Sam! I’m so thrilled!!!!!!

Missy J - December 5, 2012 - 11:48 am

Have fun!!!!!

Courtney Puhl - December 5, 2012 - 11:51 am

Oh Sam!! We’re headed to Disney on Tuesday! Sounds like we may miss you, if you’re headed for the weekend…but have an amazing time! And we’re so excited to wear our holiday collection down there…its the perfect combintation of comfort and holiday cheer! Have a great trip!

Jennifer Shultz - December 5, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Have a GREAT time! I never went to Disney as a child and always wanted to go, my senior year of college some of my sorority sisters and I decide to give up the beach for some quality time with Mickey. It was by far some of the best laughs and memories I have ever had/made. Here’s hoping you have a much fun with your friend as I did with mine, Disney is fun for ALL ages :)

Marcy Schneider Hoffman - December 5, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Oh, have fun at Disney! We just took the kids this fall and they LOVED it!

Lisa L - December 5, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Enjoy your time at the Disney World Christmas Party! We were there last week. The Magic Kingdom was so much fun, and the Christmas event was packed with beauty! (oh, and we received lots of compliments on the Phantom Bag we carried at the park, thinking there might be some new momma’s scouring the MJ site)

Liz M - December 5, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Sam, what an awesome Xmas present…sounds like the best ever. I have never ever been to Disney (land or world) and I think it would be so much fun to go. My kids are a bit little but I can’t wait to take them because I think it will be fun for me too! Anyway, have a great time!

Nicole - December 5, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Have fun! We just got back and wore our MJC and spotted a few others :)

Marcia Carroll - December 5, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Have a great time Sam! I love that place!

Brandi - December 5, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Have Fun!!

Beth daniels - December 5, 2012 - 5:46 pm

Sweet sweet sweet! Y’all are very special girlies! Thank you!

Dawn dangelo - December 5, 2012 - 5:47 pm

Hey look for us we will be in Disney the 6th -12th

Mitra - December 5, 2012 - 7:45 pm

sammmmmm! if youre coming to ORLANDO you should certainly call a local girl who could show you around :) Shoot me an email if you want!

Elisabeth - December 5, 2012 - 7:53 pm

My daughter wore lots of MJ in Disney all last week! Pack the lysol though … we just got back and all got the stomach flu :(

Jamie Hicks - December 5, 2012 - 7:55 pm

HAVE FUN! Get the italian Margarita at Epcot and the african Margarita at Animal Kingdom and go to the sc fi cafe at MGM! Jams knows where the drinks are! ahaha

Lisa L from Monroe, LA - December 5, 2012 - 8:56 pm

We were there last week, and wore lots of MJ while there!
Girls wore their Firefly knot dresses, Charmer t’s + Marlin Big Ruffles (got so many compliments on these outfits!) … and their Kaleidoscope Confetti Ruffle pants + Luna Dress … their Maggie at Tea Dress + Royal Big Ruffle pants … and Mom had on her Striped Purple and Royal top to match her little gals, yay!
Disney cast members loved the matching outfits!
Enjoy your trip – and don’t forget to find the Seven Dwarfs at the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for a photo – they only come out for photos at this special event each year and you don’t want to miss meeting them!

Katherine - December 5, 2012 - 9:12 pm

We are staying at the Grand Floridian until Friday. My daughter has been wearing Matilda Jane here everyday!

Kristi Mangan - December 6, 2012 - 11:53 am

Have a blast at Disney! We were at the Mickey’s Merry Christmas party last weekend & it was amazing! Too bad we are a week late, or you would have seen my girls in their MJC at Disney! :)

Amy Harden - December 6, 2012 - 2:38 pm

How fun Sam!!! We will be there too this weekend wearing our 2 favorite things MJ and Minnie!!! Please find us:) we will be at the Christmas party also on Friday!!! See you there-Amy

Jessica - December 6, 2012 - 3:51 pm

Aww, I live in Orlando and would love to see you Sam but won’t be able to make it to Disney. My girls will be wearing it for sure though :) Enjoy your time here!!

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