Candid Keepers #456

Introducing:

Brie McLean of Houston, TX

Favorite Place:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Q:  Please tell us a bit about yourself.  Where are you from and where are you now?

A: My name is Brie McLean,  actually, it’s Brieanda but almost nobody calls me that! I was actually raised in Scotland in the U.K. and moved here to Houston, 6 years ago. We didn’t bring much with us except for our beloved pets- a cat, a dog and a horse (and we’ve added 2 more dogs since moving!) I always say- I would have more children if I didn’t have so many animals!

Q:  I always love to hear about the incredible husbands that support the crazy schedule of a MJ Trunk Keeper.  What makes your so special?

A: I have to say, my husband is just an amazing “Matilda John”! He loads up my car for me for every trunk show and is just on hand for whatever I need! He tells me how proud he is of me and my hard work and on release day, he takes the day off work,  makes sure that I eat and drink, keeps the kids happy and without him, I wouldn’t be able to be as flexible as I am so I’m very, very grateful for him! (shhh, don’t  tell him I said that! 😉

Q:  My favorite thing to talk about is my kids.  Tell us about YOURS.

A: Oh wow- where do I start?!…. I have 2 crazy, beautiful children- Madison is 6 and Matthew is 2 – Our daughter, Maddie is just such a happy, kind-hearted soul! She’s hilarious, does nothing but talk and talk, she adores her “Tilma Jane” and is so considerate of others and I’m not sure I can find enough words to express the joy she has brought us since the day she was born!…  Then, there’s “The Boy”!!… Our son, Matthew is giant! We call him a gentle giant because he’s very big and tall but has a sweet little voice. Very different to his sister- he doesn’t have much to say, eats A LOT, laughs for no reason (I often hear him laughing through the baby monitor), is super stubborn and loves to put things where they belong- which I love! If you can’t find something all you have to do is think, where would Matthew have put this? Where it belongs, of course! And boom – there it is! We adore him and he’s been a wonderful addition to the family (although, he is 2 and driving me crazy right now! 😉

Q:  If you could wear one item every day, what would that be?

A: ooooh, that’s a tough one! I genuinely love all my Adult MJ- pretty much live in Finns and Ruffles and I just got all my new dresses from Good Hart and I’m wearing the Beachy Keen as we speak! So cute and comfy!

Q:  How did Matilda Jane find YOU?

A:  When Maddie was 3- one of her classmates was always in Matilda Jane and I just kept thinking, where in the world are they getting these clothes?!? One day, I caught her Mum in the hall and she gave me a business card- I went straight home and emailed the TK, not realizing that SHE was the Trunk Keeper on the business card!! She invited me to her home to see the clothes and the rest is history! That wonderful mother was Lisa Paul and she became my TK and more importantly my best friend!

Q:  If you could have lunch with ANYONE, who would it be and why?

A: My grandfather- I never got to see him before he passed away so I would love to have lunch with him again.

Q:  What are 5 words your friends would use to describe you?

A:  Oh gosh- I have no idea!!? I think one would probably be helpful- I think my friends know if they need anything- they can call me and I will be there to help with whatever they need.

Q:  Besides your family, what are you most passionate about?

A:  My horse! I love all my animals but spending time at the stables with Cosmo is special- he has a BIG personality and I love him to bits!

Q:  Share with us just ONE very important thing you do to try to leave this world a better place.

A: Raise my children to be kind, considerate, giving and polite.

Q:  What store makes your heart go pitter patter when you shop in it?

A: Free People and Anthropologie- love, love, love!

Q:  If given the opportunity to have the day to yourself, how would you spend it?

A:  I have a few days a week to myself and I love to just enjoy the silence! (When I say my daughter talks a lot- I mean A LOT!!!)

Q:  If you could crawl into the pages of any book, what would it be and why?

A:  Since I had children- I’ve been bad and haven’t made time for books for me- just been consumed by children’s books since the day my daughter was born- There’s a wonderfully simple but beautiful children’s book called “ONE” by Kathryn Otoshi- Every child should have this book !

Q:  Good Hart is a special place for Denise.  What place do you hold dear to your heart?

A:  Edinburgh- the Capital of Scotland- I was raised there- it’s a beautiful city and I feel very lucky to have grown up there.

 

 

     
Amanda - April 1, 2013 - 9:41 am

Love learning more about my new TK:)

Lauren Murchison #231 - April 2, 2013 - 12:43 pm

YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART BREEZY!!!! xoxo

Diana - April 2, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Love knowing more about you. You are a great TK!!!

Dana K - April 2, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Our rock star Brie!!! So proud To be one of your Janes. Thanks for letting us know more about your sweet happy soul!

Tricia - April 2, 2013 - 3:46 pm

You are definitely helpful.

Alicia - April 2, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Love Matilda Jane!!! I have a 6month old and would love to start our journey in wearing MJ 🙂

Brie M - April 3, 2013 - 12:51 am

Thank you so much sweet ladies!!! I have the best Janes, customers and team!!! 🙂

Emily S - April 3, 2013 - 8:46 am

So fun to read more about you, Brie! Happy to say I have met this sweet lady! 🙂

Stacey - April 3, 2013 - 10:06 pm

Brie came to visit me the day before Thanksgiving last year. Some of the first words out of my mouth were, “I am not going to buy anything, but please tell me why anyone would pay $54 for a dress?” (I previously shopped Gymboree clearance for most of my DDs clothes)….3 hours later – I had a new, wonderful friend, a great appreciation for the quality and versatility of MJ clothing (and a new obsession…..). I bought more than 5 pieces that day, have had 5 trunk shows and love any excuse to drive 45 minutes just to visit (and shop). MJ made the right decision when they brought Brie on – she is the best!

Jenine W. - April 5, 2013 - 12:26 am

You are an incredibly sweet lady and an amazing TK, Brie!!! Thank you for all of the hard work you do and for just being you. Loved reading more about you and your family. 🙂

April Fool For You

FIRST OF ALL. Our 3rd Collection “Wishy Washy” launched this morning! This is definitely filled with some of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE pieces. What do you guys think???

And second of all……

In honor of today being April Fools and all, I decided to play a little game with you!

I thought of this while sleeping so it may have seemed cooler in my dreams, but let’s give it a shot! I’m going to write 10 sentences. All of which are filled with the truth, except for two or three bona fide fibs. The game? To tell me which few are the little white lies, I’ll pick the first couple winners for something awesome from Platinum!

1. Today is my birthday

2. Kiara’s sister Mariah had her baby boy yesterday, March 30th! (Did you notice their names?? Remind you of any cardigans from You&Me?)

3. Denise has a pup named Franklin and a kitty name Sammy that are arch enemies. (Well, trust me they don’t pal around!)

4. This is Denise and David’s 5th year going to Spring Break in Florida with their friends and family!

5. Our Spring 2013 Collection was originally going to be named “S’wonderful.” I fought hard for it, but Good Hart stole my ACTUAL heart eventually.

6. We have only 2 pregnant gals left at the home office! Miss Becky in return/exchanges and Elyse, graphic designer extraordinaire, are both having boys!

7. You’ve heard her name before, Sara Brown is  Denise’s one and only favorite niece.

8. Matilda Jane’s first collection was Homegrown, Spring of 2008.

9. Kayla Henderson first joined Matilda Jane in 2007.

10. The Platinum website first started in 2009 as a creative outlet for Denise and me. We couldn’t stand just designing twice a year!

Okay, so I bet you find these super easy or a little tricky depending on when you joined the Matilda Jane Family! I’ll post the winners first thing tomorrow. Please only one comment per person!! Let’s play nice 🙂

LOVE,

Sam

     
Macy Martinez - April 1, 2013 - 8:29 am

Yesterday was the 31st so that cute little baby couldnt have been born yesterday the 30th 😀 ..Fun!

Heather Holt - April 1, 2013 - 8:29 am

#2 – Yesterday was the 31st!
#6 – Carrie is still pregnant!

Thanks and Happy Release Day!

Sincerely,
Heather Holt

Lauren - April 1, 2013 - 8:31 am

I have no idea… so I’m gonna go with 2, 4, and 7 🙂

Stacey - April 1, 2013 - 8:31 am

5 and 8 are fibs…hopefully 😉

TheresaR - April 1, 2013 - 8:33 am

#2 and #7. Yesterday was the 31st. Denise has more nieces.

Tiffany hibbitts - April 1, 2013 - 8:33 am

6,8,10

Michelle - April 1, 2013 - 8:34 am

Hmm, my guesses are that its not your birthday!
Sara Brown isn’t your only niece.
Total guesses!

amanda Ijames - April 1, 2013 - 8:34 am

1,5 , and 7 aren’t the truth 🙂

Rebecca Byrd - April 1, 2013 - 8:34 am

Lies–1,4,6,7, 10

Lauren McNeill - April 1, 2013 - 8:35 am

Numbers 4 & 8
Just a guess?! 🙂

Rachel - April 1, 2013 - 8:35 am

3,5,7!!!!!!!!!! love it <3

Allison Farmer - April 1, 2013 - 8:35 am

1&3 are a fib!

Amanda dow - April 1, 2013 - 8:35 am

1,7,8 are false

Morgan Jackson - April 1, 2013 - 8:36 am

I’m guessing 1 & 5 are false

Davina - April 1, 2013 - 8:36 am

1. true
2. true
3. true
4.true
5. false
6. true
7. true
8. false
9. true
10.true

Erica O - April 1, 2013 - 8:36 am

5 and 8

Cecilia K - April 1, 2013 - 8:37 am

Little white lies are:
1. Yesterday was March 31st, not March 30th 🙂
2. Denise and David’s spring break
3. Kayla Henderson

Brittney - April 1, 2013 - 8:38 am

I haven’t been around very long so this light be a huge bust but here goes!! Lol fibs are #1 and #10?

Congrats on the release of wishy washy! Gorgeous pieces 🙂

Allison Farmer - April 1, 2013 - 8:38 am

3&5 are fibs!

Sarah shelton - April 1, 2013 - 8:39 am

Ooh! Fun! The fibs:
1. It’s not your birthday.
8. The first collection was before 2008.

Traci - April 1, 2013 - 8:40 am

1 and 5…maybe???

Faith - April 1, 2013 - 8:40 am

I have no idea, but might as well guess 4 and 6.

Christy - April 1, 2013 - 8:40 am

1 and 5 are false ( just guessing!)

Alexandra F - April 1, 2013 - 8:40 am

1,4,5 are my guess’

Karly Nelson - April 1, 2013 - 8:42 am

I’m going with number 5 and number 9. I know for sure number 5!

Candice - April 1, 2013 - 8:43 am

Here are my guesses: Numbers 1, 5, and 6 are not true. 🙂

Melissa Ter Meer - April 1, 2013 - 8:44 am

I Believe 2. is a fib because yesterday was march 31st. #5. doesn’t sound true and #8 i believe is false

Melissa Blankenship - April 1, 2013 - 8:45 am

Fibs: 1,2,5,9

Kelsey Bendixen - April 1, 2013 - 8:45 am

2,6,9

Becky - April 1, 2013 - 8:45 am

This is very hard!! 🙂 Not sure if it is a white lie or typo, but yesterday was March 31st, not 30th….so #2. And then I am going to say the other fib is that Denise and her family have gone more than 5 times to Florida for Spring Break (#4). It was a toss up between that one and the other Good Hart suggestion (#5).

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!! 🙂

beth - April 1, 2013 - 8:45 am

April Fools to you too! I pick 5, 8 and 9 to be fibs 🙂

Rebecca Howard - April 1, 2013 - 8:45 am

OK, so I’m new-ish to the MJ family. BUT, I can’t resist a chance to guess! So, I’m guessing 1, 5, and 8 are FALSE! 🙂

Gabby Deneve - April 1, 2013 - 8:46 am

1and 7

deborah - April 1, 2013 - 8:47 am

#3,5 &9 have some non truths…..

Katie M - April 1, 2013 - 8:47 am

There are more then just 2 pregnant ladies left, Kayla did not join in 2007 and yesterday was not March 30th, it was the 31st.

Katrina Franklin - April 1, 2013 - 8:47 am

I am going with 1 and 8 as the fibs. Although today IS my so

Mari - April 1, 2013 - 8:47 am

1,6,10
Good morning from L.A. 🙂
Couldn’t sleep much waiting for today’s launch.

kelley - April 1, 2013 - 8:48 am

number 1 and number 4 are little white lies!?!?!?

nikki james - April 1, 2013 - 8:50 am

I have no idea but I had to try 😉 1,4,9 are lies?

Beth - April 1, 2013 - 8:50 am

I’m brand new to MJ, but I’m going to GUESS that today isn’t your birthday and that Denise and David have been going to Florida for Spring Break longer than 5 years!

Cory F - April 1, 2013 - 8:51 am

5 – 6 – 9

Crystal lutz - April 1, 2013 - 8:51 am

1, 4, 8 I believe are not true

Dawn - April 1, 2013 - 8:51 am

1,5, and 7 are fibs!!:)

Tandy S. - April 1, 2013 - 8:52 am

Is it 1 and 8?

Jessica - April 1, 2013 - 8:53 am

3, 6 and 9 – cute idea! Thanks Sam – xoxoxo
And I love S’wonderful and hope it’ll be used someday 🙂

Teri hernandez - April 1, 2013 - 8:53 am

#1 and #8 are fibs

Tamara - April 1, 2013 - 8:54 am

I say 5, 9 & 10. I don’t remember plat starting that early. Or maybe I’ve been around too long and it’s all mushing together. lol

p.s. Happy Birthday! 🙂

Becky - April 1, 2013 - 8:54 am

Yesterday wasn’t March 30. It was March 31st. Could that possibly be it?

Renada Hall - April 1, 2013 - 8:56 am

The first launch was not 2008 and Platinum was not 2009 idk total guess and newbie 😉

Jodi - April 1, 2013 - 8:58 am

Platinum is a creative outlet for Denise, Denise has more than one niece, Carrie in Platinum is still pregnant too, yesterday was March 31.

Susan Yeakley - April 1, 2013 - 8:58 am

1 & 8?

Gran - April 1, 2013 - 8:58 am

Sam, I believe that 4,5,6,8 are not true ……unless….you have worded the #3 in a tricky way!
Hope you are having a great day!
Gran

Valeria P - April 1, 2013 - 8:59 am

Ok…so I know the first line was NOT 2008, and Denise has NOT been going to Florida for Spring Break x 5 years, and poor Hannah Brown…hope Sara is not the fave cause she is NOT the only. OH….and Happy Birthday!!!!

Bethany - April 1, 2013 - 8:59 am

I think #5and #8 may be fibs :). Happy April fool day!

Melissa T - April 1, 2013 - 8:59 am

I am going with 1 and 4 🙂

AMB - April 1, 2013 - 9:00 am

2, 7, & 8
yesterday was March 31st
Maybe she has another niece
first collection was unnamed

Sky's mom - April 1, 2013 - 9:03 am

1 and 5 are not true

Kelly A. Tanner - April 1, 2013 - 9:03 am

1, 4, & 9

Kim Kelly - April 1, 2013 - 9:03 am

#2. Yesterday was the 31st. #5 I think you would get your way if you really wanted a name 🙂

Carrie Conklin - April 1, 2013 - 9:05 am

#2,6 are white lies

melissam - April 1, 2013 - 9:06 am

#1 & #6 & #8 🙂

Melissa wood - April 1, 2013 - 9:07 am

#5 and 9.

Carrie Conklin - April 1, 2013 - 9:08 am

Actually, I think they all may contain little white lies!

Krista M - April 1, 2013 - 9:08 am

4,5,7 false

gidget fenwick - April 1, 2013 - 9:09 am

2,4,7,8

Teresa Beeler - April 1, 2013 - 9:10 am

Here are my guesses:
1. True – Happy Birthday!!
2. False – Yesterday was March 31!
3. True
4. True
5. False
6. False, Carrie is still pregnant!
7. False
8. False, the first line was unnamed, but was in Spring 2007
9. True
10. True

Jessica Kimbrough - April 1, 2013 - 9:11 am

#5 and #8 are untrue. Hope I am right!

Amelia Cook - April 1, 2013 - 9:11 am

I’m going with 5 and 8. And I’m going to cross my fingers bc I’ve never gotten anything from platinum! And I’d have to buy a matching pice bc I have twin two year olds!!

Debbie Burke - April 1, 2013 - 9:13 am

I think the only one that is true (technically) is that it’s your birthday. 😉 happy Birthday!!!

Misty - April 1, 2013 - 9:13 am

Number 3 and 5 are not true:)

Rachel W - April 1, 2013 - 9:14 am

1,5,8 🙂

Heather D. - April 1, 2013 - 9:14 am

1, 2, 5 not true.

Erica Poindexter - April 1, 2013 - 9:15 am

2, 7, & 8

D Nelson - April 1, 2013 - 9:16 am

#6,7 & 8

Echo - April 1, 2013 - 9:16 am

This is fun! I love games! My guess is 7, 8, and 9 are fibs. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

Ashley Bryant - April 1, 2013 - 9:17 am

#2 & #8

Kellie B - April 1, 2013 - 9:17 am

2,4,5,7,8 🙂 Happy Birthday 🙂

Tiffany B - April 1, 2013 - 9:19 am

1 & 10 LIES 🙂

Jennifer D. - April 1, 2013 - 9:20 am

2 & 8

Mary J Atkinson - April 1, 2013 - 9:20 am

1, 7, & 8 contain fibs. That’s my guess. 😉

Amber hope - April 1, 2013 - 9:21 am

2,6,8

Ashley S - April 1, 2013 - 9:22 am

#5 and #8 are lies? (I think….LOL)

Hope Boyce - April 1, 2013 - 9:23 am

It is a great contest – not just in your dreams. And Happy Birthday!
I think 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, & 9 are April Fool’s!

I don’t know about #5, but I love that name for a line!!

Ashley S - April 1, 2013 - 9:25 am

Ooops! Left something out…

#2, #5, and #8

shawna - April 1, 2013 - 9:26 am

#2, yesterday was the 31st
#8 Homegrown was one of the first collections made in Peru

Jennifer Shultz - April 1, 2013 - 9:29 am

Thanks for a contest!!!
#2 has to be “F” cause it was the 31st 🙂
#6 is “F” unless Carrie didn’t tell us she had her baby 🙂

Hope you have a GREAT release day, and that’s no JOKE!

Jodi - April 1, 2013 - 9:29 am

1, 4 & 9

Mindy - April 1, 2013 - 9:30 am

My guesses are #2, yesterday was the 31st, #6 there are more than 2 pregnant ladies left, #7 Denise has more than one niece and #8 MJC’s first collection was before 2008.

Lindsey - April 1, 2013 - 9:30 am

6, 7, 8, 10

Dana Stigall - April 1, 2013 - 9:30 am

2,5 and 7 are fibs!

CeCe - April 1, 2013 - 9:31 am

2,5,6 and 8 are NOT true!!

Melissa - April 1, 2013 - 9:32 am

I’ll guess 1, 5, and 7.

Amy Dickson - April 1, 2013 - 9:32 am

#2 is false, Yesterday was March 31.# 6 is false, Carrie is pregnant. #8 is false, first line was 2007

HOLLY V - April 1, 2013 - 9:36 am

I think ALL of them are slight fibs! 🙂

Jill L. - April 1, 2013 - 9:39 am

2. – False, he was born on the 30th but yesterday was the 31st!
8. is False.

Tempted to say the pregnant ladies thing is false but you said “home office” so I think that was a trick question. 😉 Happy birthday, Sam!!

MyLilyPie - April 1, 2013 - 9:40 am

I think they are all fibs except 1…so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

sarah dennis - April 1, 2013 - 9:42 am

2,6,7. Happy release day!

Elisa Doran - April 1, 2013 - 9:42 am

Little white lies – #1, 2, 5 & 6

renee - April 1, 2013 - 9:43 am

2, 6, 8 are false

Brandy Cantrell - April 1, 2013 - 9:44 am

1 True-Its your B day
2 False yesterday was the 31st
3 True
4 True
5 False
6 False-I thought you still had 3girls left 🙂
7 False
8 False
9 True
10 True – Glad you made Plat

Emily - April 1, 2013 - 9:44 am

4, 7 & 8 sound fishy to me…

Alyssa P. - April 1, 2013 - 9:44 am

2, 5 and 6 are fibs

Stacie Petta - April 1, 2013 - 9:45 am

I am going to say #2, #6 are false

Lindsey Hendricks - April 1, 2013 - 9:45 am

2 & 6 are fibs 🙂

Emily - April 1, 2013 - 9:45 am

4, 7 & 8 sound fishy to me…

Jami ray - April 1, 2013 - 9:47 am

2 5 and 6 are not true.

Patty - April 1, 2013 - 9:51 am

2,5 and 8 are fibs

E's Mom - April 1, 2013 - 9:53 am

2,6,8 are fibs

Tricia - April 1, 2013 - 9:53 am

2,5,6&8 false 🙂

Brandi - April 1, 2013 - 9:53 am

#2 Yesterday was march 31st
#6 Carrie is still pregnant
#8 Spring 2007

Rebecca W. - April 1, 2013 - 9:53 am

2, 6, 8

Shannon Dillard - April 1, 2013 - 9:54 am

2 – wrong dates, 7 – not only niece, 8 – 2008 not the first. Fun happy birthday!

Deserae - April 1, 2013 - 9:54 am

They each contain a little bit of a white lie.

Emily C - April 1, 2013 - 9:55 am

They are all little white lies 😉

Jolene - April 1, 2013 - 9:55 am

Just a guess. #4, #6 and #8 are false.

Katie Kearbey - April 1, 2013 - 9:56 am

I’m going to go with 2, 4, and 8!

Emily - April 1, 2013 - 9:58 am

4, 7 & 8 sound fishy to me…

khara - April 1, 2013 - 9:58 am

The April Fool’s are: #2- Kiara’s sister had her baby 2 days ago; #6- Carrie is still pregnant; #8- MJC’s 1st collection was in 2007;

Chrissy - April 1, 2013 - 9:58 am

I think they’re ALL little April Fool’s day fibs 😉

LOVE!!!

Maria - April 1, 2013 - 9:59 am

2 (yesterday was the 31st), 4, 6 and 7 are false

Teresa - April 1, 2013 - 10:08 am

2,5,6,7,and 8 are false!! Today is also my birthday!!

Courtney - April 1, 2013 - 10:16 am

2, 5, 8…..?

Amber V - April 1, 2013 - 10:18 am

Ha..fun game! Happy Birthday by the way;)
#2-wrong day
#5- i don’t think so
#6-wrong..thought carrie was stil Pregnant
Hope thats it:)

Rebecca Lewandowski - April 1, 2013 - 10:19 am

#2 is false, yesterday was the 31st, not the 30th
#7 is false, Denise has more nieces than just Sarah 🙂
#8 is false, the first collection was spring 2007 and it had no name 🙂
oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sam! 🙂

Sue Bemrich - April 1, 2013 - 10:20 am

1.3.6.9. Those are the fools! Happy Spring! Happy Sunshine day! Happy April Fools Day! Btw, it’s my Birthday Month!

Jennifer Satterwhite - April 1, 2013 - 10:20 am

I’m going to say # 1, my next would be # 2 for sure, and last # 8. Thank you

Rebecca Lewandowski - April 1, 2013 - 10:22 am

ugh stupid laptop submitted before I was done—-and #6 CARRIE IS STLL PREGNANT 🙂

Linda Z - April 1, 2013 - 10:22 am

Here are my guesses:
1. True- Happy Birthday
2. False
3. True
4. True
5. False
6. False
7. False
8. False
9. True
10. True

Emily Grace - April 1, 2013 - 10:23 am

I’m new to Matilda Jane but I’m gonna take a guess…#2 (because yesterday was the 31st!) #5 (I hope! 😉 )#6 and #8! Love the new collection!!!

Paula T. - April 1, 2013 - 10:25 am

6, 7, and 8 are fibs…or at least not totally true.

Marie - April 1, 2013 - 10:27 am

2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Ella - April 1, 2013 - 10:28 am

Hello!! #2 and #6 are April Fool’s Fibs 🙂

Ashley jackson - April 1, 2013 - 10:30 am

8- I know I bought my first piece in spring 2008 when my youngest was born but I don’t believe that was the first show. My guess is you started in 2007 or maybe 2006.
2 yesterday was the 31st but maybe u were just thinking wrong when typed it.

Megan S - April 1, 2013 - 10:34 am

2 and 8 are the fibs? thanks!

Hannah Lottes - April 1, 2013 - 10:40 am

All but #1…just a guess.

Jennifer Dolan - April 1, 2013 - 10:48 am

1,2 and 7 I think are the fools ones.

Laura A. - April 1, 2013 - 10:48 am

#5 and #6 are false…

Nicole Poest - April 1, 2013 - 10:48 am

#6, *7 and #8 are False 🙂

Donna Hagen - April 1, 2013 - 10:48 am

2, 5, 6 & 8
Happy April Fool’s!

Eileen Conneely - April 1, 2013 - 10:49 am

Aw Happy birthday! Yesterday was not the 30th but maybe you just have your dates messed up! 😉 love the collection….fun game!!

Katie - April 1, 2013 - 10:54 am

2 and 5 😉

Kayla w - April 1, 2013 - 10:54 am

2,6,9 are fibs?

Bess C - April 1, 2013 - 10:55 am

So fun!! I think that 2,6,and 9 are fibs! 🙂

Laura D. - April 1, 2013 - 10:55 am

I believe that 2 (wrong date), 6 (Carrie is still pregnant), 7 (Sara is not Denise’s only niece) and 8 (not the first line) are little white lies. Happy birthday! 🙂

ROSA RASBURRY - April 1, 2013 - 11:09 am

TODAY IS NOT YOUR BIRTHDAY.
YESTERDAY WAS THE 31ST.
DENISE HAS MORE NIECES.

Ruth - April 1, 2013 - 11:09 am

1,2,4,5,7 & 9 April fools

Beth d - April 1, 2013 - 11:11 am

5 for sure!

Kathy R. - April 1, 2013 - 11:12 am

2. Yesterday was March 31st, not March 30th. Mariah Cardigan (her sister)and Dear Henry (her new nephew) Dress.
6. Carrie and Cara are still pregnant 🙂

Happy Birthday Sam!

carolyn - April 1, 2013 - 11:12 am

6,7,and8 and the 31 was a typo 🙂
happy birthday and happy april fools

Amber R. - April 1, 2013 - 11:15 am

2, 6, & 7 are little lies:)

Kim Hadley - April 1, 2013 - 11:19 am

# 1 and 2 are false.

Maggie - April 1, 2013 - 11:21 am

#2 &#6
😉 pick meeeeeeeeee

Jennifer Nelson - April 1, 2013 - 11:25 am

Happy Birthday beautiful Denise!
They are all white lies! Sneaky ones too!

Vanessa Reese - April 1, 2013 - 11:25 am

2,6,7, I think!

Aaron West - April 1, 2013 - 11:27 am

2, 5, 8, 9, are lies

Nereyda - April 1, 2013 - 11:41 am

2,5,6,7,8 ??? maybe. So excited!

Teresa James - April 1, 2013 - 11:45 am

Total guess #2,6,8

Julie - April 1, 2013 - 11:51 am

I think #1, #4, and #7 are fibs 🙂

Leah S - April 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

I think 3 and 5 are not true 🙂

Esther - April 1, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Lies 1,2,6,8

Cassie Raley - April 1, 2013 - 12:19 pm

False: 2,6&8

Jennifer Meyer - April 1, 2013 - 12:27 pm

2 and 5 ???

Katie H. - April 1, 2013 - 12:28 pm

I’m guessing today isn’t your birthday
Yesterday was March 31, not March 30
Denise has more nieces

Deanna - April 1, 2013 - 12:42 pm

Maybe 2,5,8

Staci - April 1, 2013 - 12:45 pm

1, 5 & 7

Jen - April 1, 2013 - 12:47 pm

2,6, and 7

Maranda S. - April 1, 2013 - 12:53 pm

2,6,8 are little white lies:)

Natalie Watzl - April 1, 2013 - 12:59 pm

# 2, 6 and 9 are the white lies; yesterday was not the 30th; other pregnant girls and Kayla did not join in 2007

Millicent Leeper - April 1, 2013 - 1:16 pm

#’s: 2,5,6 and 8 are little white lies. (finger’s crossed!)
Happy Birthday!!!

Kara - April 1, 2013 - 1:22 pm

2,4,6&8 are white lies!

Katie R - April 1, 2013 - 1:23 pm

2, 6, and 8 are false!

Darcy - April 1, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Just a guess, haven’t been around that long but am still head over heels for MJ
2,5,8. False

Alicia - April 1, 2013 - 1:37 pm

They are all (little) lies!

Lisa w - April 1, 2013 - 1:47 pm

2,4,7,8 fibs?

April - April 1, 2013 - 1:50 pm

All are False .. Hope you had a wonderful Easter & did not get fooled too much <3

Courtney Wilson - April 1, 2013 - 1:53 pm

I think it’s 2,6, and 8 – not certain about the preggo ladies, but that would be an easy one to trick us with.

Michelle - April 1, 2013 - 1:55 pm

#2….yesterday was not the 30th
#5

Tracey - April 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

They are ALL fibs cause they all have little things that are wrong! 🙂 Fun little game!!!

Happy un-birthday! 😉

xoxox

Grammy Charlene - April 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

All except #1

Britt - April 1, 2013 - 2:02 pm

All except #1 are FALSE 😀

Kellie Kotila - April 1, 2013 - 2:02 pm

2 and 7 are false!

Ashley Miskel - April 1, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Happy Birthday! Mine is Wednesday! Cheers to April babies!
Little White Lies: 2,6,8

tzou - April 1, 2013 - 2:07 pm

happy birthday sam! april fools baby. rest are fibs!!!!

Jenn Khurshid - April 1, 2013 - 2:07 pm

I say numbers 2 & 6 are fibs.

Cece - April 1, 2013 - 2:07 pm

All are fibs!

Chrissy Dool - April 1, 2013 - 2:26 pm

I’m going with 2, 5, 8 not true…Happy April Fools Day to you too!!!

Brenda Zotz - April 1, 2013 - 2:37 pm

2 & 6 🙂

Tiffany - April 1, 2013 - 2:43 pm

1 and 8 (fibs) 😉

K's mama - April 1, 2013 - 2:45 pm

I think 2, 6, 8, 9 are false

Sarah L-B - April 1, 2013 - 2:50 pm

#2…yesterday was March 31st, not the 30th. Congrats to Kiara’s sis, though!
#7…pretty certain Sara Brown is not related to Denise 🙂
#9…i think i remember Kiara writing recently that she started at MJC in 2008…

Happy Birthday Sam!

Jenny gallahue - April 1, 2013 - 2:58 pm

My guess us #2 and #8

Nikki Spence - April 1, 2013 - 3:23 pm

The false parts are the baby was not born on the 30th but the 31st and homegrown was launched spring 2007

Marisol - April 1, 2013 - 3:25 pm

2,6,8 not true happy April 1

Shannon H - April 1, 2013 - 3:41 pm

5,6,7,8 are April fools
And the yesterday is the 30th is because you wrote it on the 31st

Brittany C. - April 1, 2013 - 3:43 pm

I say 1,2,6 and 7 are the fibs 🙂

Sugey S. - April 1, 2013 - 3:43 pm

1, 7 and 9 are little fibs! If 1 is true then we share the same birthday! =)

Beth Huddleston - April 1, 2013 - 3:46 pm

I think #1 and #2 are fibs. Happy April Fool’s Day!!

Melissa - April 1, 2013 - 3:58 pm

My guesses are #2, 5, & 8. 🙂

Jenn - April 1, 2013 - 4:24 pm

5 and 8 are untrue. Thanks for the game!

Bethany - April 1, 2013 - 4:37 pm

The “April Fools” are:
2
7
8 (unless you are differentiating btw a line and collection?)

Looks like a few of these are tricky with wording (that’s probably the point) – I would add a couple more to the list, but I am counting on your specific phrasing to make it true! Either way – fun game, Happy birthday, and I love that dress, too!

Jamie Hicks - April 1, 2013 - 4:42 pm

2,6 and 8 🙂

Tiffany - April 1, 2013 - 5:47 pm

I’m a newbie, so these are total guesses, but I say all are false except #1 and #10.

Jennifer Hehn - April 1, 2013 - 5:55 pm

All!!!

Ashley - April 1, 2013 - 6:03 pm

I think 2, 6, and 8 are fibs!!! I’m one of your newest customers – fell in love with good hart release 1. Now I’m hooked!!!!

Christy Pierce - April 1, 2013 - 6:06 pm

White lies are
2, 6 and 8
I hope lol

Tonya a - April 1, 2013 - 6:10 pm

5 and 8 :0)

Kacey - April 1, 2013 - 6:10 pm

2
6
8 are all false

SC222 - April 1, 2013 - 6:28 pm

1 is true the rest are fibs

Kerina B - April 1, 2013 - 7:27 pm

2, 5 & 9

Nan Tate - April 1, 2013 - 7:43 pm

1, 2 and 4

sara - April 1, 2013 - 7:57 pm

7,8 and 9 are fibs, I think ;)!

jaydee - April 1, 2013 - 8:02 pm

2, 6, and 9. Probably to late to the game but figured I try

Emily P. - April 1, 2013 - 8:03 pm

I think #2, #6, and #8 are little white lies.

Sara Burke - April 1, 2013 - 8:13 pm

Awe, shucks, I was going to guess 2,6,8 but someone else already did 🙁

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling - April 1, 2013 - 9:20 pm

Well, I know it is your birthday so Happy Birthday to you {sung in an off-key yet happy tone!}.
Yesterday was the 31st not the 30th so I would say that is definitely a little fib.
Are there 3 pregnant ladies at MJC?
I’m pretty sure that Sara Brown is her only niece and I think plat started for Denise?
Not sure, just guesses. Hope they were right 😉

Ashley Harris - April 1, 2013 - 9:40 pm

2,6,8 we love mj!!!

Heather - April 1, 2013 - 9:58 pm

2,4,5 7, 8, 10 are fibs.

Heathef Weichbrodt - April 1, 2013 - 10:02 pm

I’m going with 2 and 6 but I honestly have no clue!

Shauna B. - April 1, 2013 - 10:05 pm

2,7,& 9☺

Jeana - April 1, 2013 - 10:16 pm

2,7 & 8 🙂

Penny - April 1, 2013 - 10:26 pm

2,6,8.. Fibs

Allie D. - April 1, 2013 - 10:39 pm

2, 4, & 8 🙂

Leigh Meek - April 1, 2013 - 10:40 pm

2,6&8 🙂 hoping to be right! (And lucky)

Meredith - April 1, 2013 - 10:55 pm

My guess is that the April fools are #2, 6, and 8. P.S. the release today was AWESOME! Good Hart is the best line yet!

Samantha - April 1, 2013 - 11:03 pm

2, 6, 7, and 8 are all fibs. Crossing my fingers!

Maya Roherty - April 1, 2013 - 11:09 pm

I say that 1, 3 and 5 are lies

Sarah F. - April 1, 2013 - 11:18 pm

3, 5, 6, 8 are false

Christy Campbell - April 1, 2013 - 11:22 pm

2,6 & 7 are the little white lies 😉 happy birthday today!!!!!

Paulina Moussiesse - April 1, 2013 - 11:38 pm

2,6,8?

Amy Charais - April 1, 2013 - 11:51 pm

2, 5,8 are my guesses

Brandie C - April 2, 2013 - 12:23 am

#1. 2. and 8. are the two or three bona fide fibs? I remember when you first were introduced on MJC’s blog Sam…..the Owl Lover extraordinaire who loved to shop at Forever 21!

Susan Bjork - April 2, 2013 - 1:15 am

I’m going to say that there is a little fib in ALL of them 🙂

Julie Johnson - April 2, 2013 - 6:18 am

I am going to say 2, 5 and 8 are false.

Melanie H. - April 2, 2013 - 11:26 am

I believe the white lies are in #2 (wrong date), #6 (Carrie is still with child), and #8 (there was the “first collection” in spring 2007 & the fall 2007 collection for which I hosted a trunk show, but I can’t remember its name now!)
And hope that you had a fabulous birthday, no joke!!!

Erica S - April 2, 2013 - 12:55 pm

#2 and #7 – I’m thinking there are more favorite nieces!

joy - April 3, 2013 - 10:08 am

#2 – Yesterday was the 31st!
#6 – Carrie is still pregnant!

Happy Easter from the Platinum Girls!

Hi! It has been quite awhile since I have had a chance to sit down to blog. I thought I would give you all a little Platinum update for the week!

As you all know, we had the Good Luck Trunk Sale last Friday through Sunday. We worked super hard getting all the orders pulled and packed; we had a ton! We managed though! I am happy to say that we just finished packing up the last package! Our very own Em (with the help of shipping Gurus Nate and Jessica) is in the process of shipping those orders to you as we speak. They might not all get shipped today, but we are hoping that by Monday (at the latest) they will be on the way to you.

We are at a great place to start sewing buttons on all the pretties that have piled up this week. With the sale orders, the poor dresses have just been hanging out, patiently waiting to have the perfect button added, to be ironed, and folded.  I’m sure you are all eagerly anticipating the reappearance of the Platinum upload also! Like I said on Facebook, we won’t upload this weekend, so take the time off to spend with your littles over the Easter weekend.

Any big plans? We always do an Easter Egg hunt at my moms farm. The kids love it! With this Indiana weather though, we might be hunting them in a huge mud pile!…..I do think that it is supposed to rain..;(

Melissa and I are going to Desi’s Messiah performance tonight! I hear that it is epic, plus I am so excited to see our girl Desi! I miss her!

Kiara went to New York this weekend. She is going to be an Aunt for the first time! That is if baby Henry ever decides to make an appearance.  I’m sure she will have some picks to share once he finally does arrive.

Well, I don’t know to much more! Have a great and Happy Easter! I also know a lot of kiddos are on Spring Break this upcoming week, so be safe if you are traveling! Send some Sunshine up here to Indiana if you go somewhere warm! I know my pregnant little piggies would love some flip flops about now.

(Melissa, Tabitha, Me and the Nugget, Megan, Patty, Cara, and Em)….Melissa said she was going to act like a Bunny, but she chickened  out..lol

Much Love,

Carrie

 

     
Shanna S. - March 29, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Hope you all have the happiest of Easters and enjoy time with your loved ones!!

Tiffany - March 29, 2013 - 3:49 pm

LOVE the colored tights girls! Stay warm…Hoppity Easter! <3

Shannon - March 29, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Wishing you all the best Easter ever! Carrie you are THE cutest preggers I have ever seen <3

jen k - March 30, 2013 - 11:46 am

EEEP!! Love this so much! <3

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