Name The Dress Thursday: 25

It’s Thursday…so you know what that means 🙂

It’s Name The Dress time…

This week we are back with an adorable knot dress…

Knot Dress sizes: 18m, 2, 4, & 6

*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!*

***Please only submit once and one name per post***

     
Teresa James - April 18, 2013 - 4:02 pm

I beleive Rose Garden would be a perfect name:)

Shauna B. - April 18, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Nana’s Garden

Shannon Geringer - April 18, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Edelweiss is the perfect name for this dress!! It looks like a little German girl should be modeling it!!

Christy Kuziensky - April 18, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Pocket Full of Posies

Abbey - April 18, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Sugar Plum Fairy

Brynna M. - April 18, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Cantigny Park

E. Darling - April 18, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Hope & Peace

Tisha D. - April 18, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Pickin’ Blueberries

Amy - April 18, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Wings of Fancy

Sarah - April 18, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Bouquet

CeCe - April 18, 2013 - 4:16 pm

Holly Hobbie

Sybil G. - April 18, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Rosey Posey Knot

Heather R - April 18, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Stella Bella

Nicole - April 18, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Shoo Fly

Carla Biddy - April 18, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Name that dress~~Zippity Do Dot~~~

Kim Wojciechowski - April 18, 2013 - 4:27 pm

Love & Peace (The name of a beautiful hybrid tea rose & seemed appropriate for this week: http://www.rose.org/2002-winner-love-and-peace/)

Heather WR - April 18, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Red-Dee to Play

HWR - April 18, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Alice’s Wonderland

Jennifer Vess - April 18, 2013 - 4:31 pm

Farmer’s Market

k's Mamaa - April 18, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Ladybird (another name for lady bugs)

Jamie Hicks - April 18, 2013 - 4:34 pm

confetti

Alison B - April 18, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Boston Belle (in honor of the tragedy this week)

Laura Privette - April 18, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Spring Fling

elly b - April 18, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Ladybird Rose

Teresa Beeler - April 18, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Scarlett O’Hara

Allie D - April 18, 2013 - 4:41 pm

May flowers!
We are certainly getting all if the April showers here in MI 🙂

mary coombs - April 18, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Flower Fraisies

Courtney - April 18, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Sangria.

Renee Gorman - April 18, 2013 - 4:45 pm

She’s a Knockout

–This dress reminds me of the beautiful knockout roses in my backyard!

gina - April 18, 2013 - 4:46 pm

in full bloom

mary coombs - April 18, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Bluberry Snails

Kelley - April 18, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Crimson

Laura A. - April 18, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Maroon Five

Maggie Coker - April 18, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Country Garden

mary coombs - April 18, 2013 - 4:48 pm

Delphenia Blu

Isabella - April 18, 2013 - 4:48 pm

Sweet Caroline (For Boston)

Brittney - April 18, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Ladybird

Short for “Ladybird Beetles,” the real name of Ladybugs!

Kaden - April 18, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Patriot Princess

AlyssaP - April 18, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Blue bird on my shoulder knot dress.

Rainbow P - April 18, 2013 - 4:51 pm

“Ladybird, Ladybird”

Erin - April 18, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Marion’s garden

mary coombs - April 18, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Clover Fields (reminds me of clover blooming in the fields)

Lauren - April 18, 2013 - 4:52 pm

rosey cheeks

Tracy W. - April 18, 2013 - 4:55 pm

Raspberry Rain Knot 🙂

Anne L. - April 18, 2013 - 4:55 pm

pippi (as in pippi longstocking) cute dress!

Laurie Shorting - April 18, 2013 - 4:56 pm

“Montague” from Romeo & Juliet (a rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Megan Erin - April 18, 2013 - 4:56 pm

Confetti

Jennifer - April 18, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Stop and smell the roses

Jenna L. - April 18, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Everything is coming up roses!

…something that you say when a situation is successful in every way *like MJ :p

karalisa - April 18, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Kombucha (yummy)

christy - April 18, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Springtime Delight!

Emily P. - April 18, 2013 - 5:05 pm

April Showers

Melissa T - April 18, 2013 - 5:06 pm

This dress reminds me of our daughter in Haiti. When we visited with her she was obsessed with Huge flower headbands :). So, I would name it Sweet Naika, after our sweet Naika 🙂

Marta - April 18, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Meadow Sunshine

Christie - April 18, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Roses are Red Violets are Blue

Kayla W - April 18, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Blueberry pie

This dress reminds me of the transition between summer and spring. That’s when we go blueberry picking in Michigan! My great grandpa owned a blueberry farm and I used to help “pick” ….. Ok, I really just ate them off the tree 🙂 this will be my first blueberry season with my daughter and I can’t wait to take her picking and tell her about her sweet great grandpa Ray!

Avery - April 18, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Buds-a-blooming knot

Laura W. - April 18, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Piccadilly

Thelma - April 18, 2013 - 5:11 pm

Ring Around the Rosy
Full Bloom

Kari - April 18, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Secret Garden – This dress reminds me of the book

Christin Raley - April 18, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Raspberry Lemonade

Kayla w - April 18, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Whoops reminds me of the transition between summer and fall lol not summer and spring … Mommy brain

Joann E - April 18, 2013 - 5:12 pm

~~Smell the Roses~~

Livia - April 18, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Ring around the Rosie

Aimee - April 18, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Bye Bye Birdie

Charlie W. - April 18, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Sunny knock-out rose!

kathy Stockdale - April 18, 2013 - 5:17 pm

SUNSHINE TUESDAY

Andria k - April 18, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Razzles

Justinsmom - April 18, 2013 - 5:17 pm

**Beetles of Our Lady** Fun fact on how ladybugs got their name:

“In Europe, during the Middle Ages, insects were destroying the crops, so the Catholic farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon the Ladybugs came, ate the plant-destroying pests and saved the crops! The farmers began calling the ladybugs “The Beetles of Our Lady”, and they eventually became known as “Lady Beetles”! The red wings represented the Virgin’s cloak and the black spots represented her joys and sorrows. They didn’t differentiate between males and females.”

Allie Rae - April 18, 2013 - 5:19 pm

LADY LUCK!! Ladybugs are thought to be lucky 🙂

Rosebud1508 - April 18, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Golden Afternoon

Lisa Wiersma - April 18, 2013 - 5:21 pm

I think “Bostonian Brightness” would be a lovely name for this weeks dress! It exudes Joy and Hope for a brighter tomorrow!

Courtney White - April 18, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Golden Afternoon-name of the song performed by the flowers in Alice in Wonderland

M Holcomb - April 18, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Berry Pickin’ dress

Monica - April 18, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Dotty rose

M Holcomb - April 18, 2013 - 5:30 pm

You Are My Sunshine

Kristen W. - April 18, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Downton Abbey

M Holcomb - April 18, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Pink Lemonade

Britney Sansing - April 18, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Royal Lady

Susie - April 18, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Blackberry Beauty

Aaron - April 18, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Dutch Delight

Our town is in Tulip Time. A time where we celebrate our Dutch heritage. This dress reminds me of the traditional Dutch outfits that all the children dress up in for the tulip time parade

Am k - April 18, 2013 - 5:38 pm

May Town

Melissa - April 18, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Twilight Tango

Brittany C. - April 18, 2013 - 5:40 pm

“Southern Charm”. It reminds me of when I was younger in Mississippi, sitting on the front porch in the summertime with my family, drinking sweet tea and watching the ladybugs dance around on the flowers in my aunt’s garden.

Andrea - April 18, 2013 - 5:41 pm

wildflower rendesvous

Danielle Broussard - April 18, 2013 - 5:43 pm

garden party

Emily Grace - April 18, 2013 - 5:44 pm

Botanical

S.G. - April 18, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Raspberry Fields

Laina - April 18, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Gypsy Rose Lee

Patty - April 18, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Morning Glory

Melissa - April 18, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Rose’s Turn

E's Mom - April 18, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Fiddledeedee!

Lindsay Jones - April 18, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Lottie Dottie

MJ Mom - April 18, 2013 - 5:54 pm

Boundless

Melissa S. - April 18, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Calico Skies (in memory of my son Nathan aka Natiebug-who’s favorite song was Calico Skies by Paul McCartney)

Patty - April 18, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Brightling

Stephanie Calhoun - April 18, 2013 - 5:57 pm

May Day May Day!!!

Stephanie Calhoun - April 18, 2013 - 5:58 pm

Please Come to Boston in the Springtime!

Emily E. - April 18, 2013 - 5:59 pm

rainbow knock-out rose

Flower Power - April 18, 2013 - 6:10 pm

Reminds me of happiness…

mary coombs - April 18, 2013 - 6:10 pm

Lucky Ladybug

Erica S - April 18, 2013 - 6:12 pm

Fall Together – The rich colors in this dress immediately made me think of fall. The name is inspired by the Aerosmith song (from Boston, of course). It’s what we have done and always will do in the face of tragedy. We could always fall apart as a country, but we never have and never will. It’s that American spirit that brings a little light in the face of such tragedy.

Alison - April 18, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Rose Parade

Adriana Espinoza - April 18, 2013 - 6:15 pm

Jolly Flower 🙂

Mary c - April 18, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Heidi, for the sweet little girl in the book. She loved the mountain flowers and sunshine.

Stacey C. - April 18, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Imagine

Ali - April 18, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Good Morning Sunshine

susan johnson - April 18, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Boston Rose

Gina - April 18, 2013 - 6:21 pm

Sweet summer

Mimi c - April 18, 2013 - 6:23 pm

PETALS for all those beautiful flower petals.

Courtney Brown - April 18, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Enchantress- the name of a beautiful type of hybrid tea roses

Stephanie - April 18, 2013 - 6:26 pm

Boston bouquet (in honor of the senseless tragedy this week)

Melissa S. - April 18, 2013 - 6:29 pm

I submitted Calico Skies above…but just wanted to say if those are ladybugs on that dress…well…Natiebug likes to send me those from Heaven-no kidding!

Elizabeth - April 18, 2013 - 6:36 pm

Heartbreak Hill

Melody O - April 18, 2013 - 6:37 pm

Field of Dreams

Hoot's Mom - April 18, 2013 - 6:41 pm

” Mary Poppins ” cause it makes me think of the movie!

Teresa Mann - April 18, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Catch me if you can

Katie R. H. - April 18, 2013 - 6:47 pm

Flower harvest!

Amber - April 18, 2013 - 6:58 pm

Delilah June – What a beauty of a dress!

MJ Mom - April 18, 2013 - 7:01 pm

Piccadilly

JamIe Ledford - April 18, 2013 - 7:11 pm

SophIe Rose

Kim clark - April 18, 2013 - 7:23 pm

Heavenly Scent ! All those gorgeous flowers are sure to smell heavenly !

Mandy H - April 18, 2013 - 7:33 pm

Rosa Altissimo

Sara H. - April 18, 2013 - 7:35 pm

Nellidae

(bc the scientific family of the ladybug is the “coccinellidae”) 🙂

Courtney H - April 18, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Madame Rosalie

Syb - April 18, 2013 - 7:41 pm

Boston Belle

Lauren S - April 18, 2013 - 7:46 pm

Rosie Posie

Suzie - April 18, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Love Bug

Michelle Lamothe - April 18, 2013 - 7:52 pm

Ruby

Adrienne M - April 18, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Take it Slow

Penny - April 18, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Polly Anna

susanne - April 18, 2013 - 8:12 pm

Gardenia

Kristin T:) - April 18, 2013 - 8:18 pm

Ketchup and Mustard…I just bought a rose bush for my garden by this name and it is the most beautiful red and yellow:)

Kari - April 18, 2013 - 8:21 pm

boston

Alicia Henley - April 18, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Grand Marshall – I imagined my daughter wearing this to the summer parade in our town. Pretty colors!

Kristin K - April 18, 2013 - 8:27 pm

THREE TIMES A LADY

Katy Orlando - April 18, 2013 - 8:27 pm

Calico

Katy Orlando - April 18, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Crimson

Katy Orlando - April 18, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Polka Dot Dreams

Gretchen - April 18, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Scarlet
Crimson Tide
Superstition

Jennifer D. - April 18, 2013 - 8:33 pm

Ladybug picnic

Kristi E - April 18, 2013 - 8:43 pm

Boston will bloom strong

Kristen M - April 18, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Fields of Gold

AMB - April 18, 2013 - 9:09 pm

Twillerbee

Cat S. - April 18, 2013 - 9:13 pm

Dorace

Susan Bjork - April 18, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Saving Roses

Becca S - April 18, 2013 - 9:16 pm

Lilybug- my dd’s nickname. <3

tawni - April 18, 2013 - 9:19 pm

green thumb

Dayna - April 18, 2013 - 9:20 pm

Winslet (Rose from Titanic)

Julie Phillips - April 18, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Dress name “summers eve”

Stacey - April 18, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Rose’s are Red

Cassie Howard - April 18, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Spot Splatter Splash

Amber - April 18, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Mary Mary quite contrary

Molly V - April 18, 2013 - 9:41 pm

Garland of Roses (in honor of the Kentucky Derby)

Liz - April 18, 2013 - 9:43 pm

Rosie the Riveter

Andrea - April 18, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Poppy Rose

Stevie - April 18, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Tobie

Stacey - April 18, 2013 - 10:14 pm

Picnic Perfect

Sara - April 18, 2013 - 10:19 pm

Goldilocks

meredith - April 18, 2013 - 10:21 pm

Rosie Posie

Adora's mom - April 18, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Gypsy Rose

Lisa E - April 18, 2013 - 10:33 pm

Daisy Mae

Mary C - April 18, 2013 - 10:34 pm

Maypole dance

Elena - April 18, 2013 - 10:35 pm

The Pleasant Peasant 🙂

Deanna Z - April 18, 2013 - 10:39 pm

Green Thumb

Katherine - April 18, 2013 - 10:44 pm

Scarlett O’Hara…from the character in Gone with the Wind

Barb C. - April 18, 2013 - 10:45 pm

She loves me, she loves me knot!

Colleen - April 18, 2013 - 11:09 pm

Bea’s Bliss

Ellie B - April 18, 2013 - 11:27 pm

“Mara” – A pretty name, and it means Ladybug in Latvian!

Heather Lewis - April 18, 2013 - 11:29 pm

Arabella

Stephanie - April 18, 2013 - 11:35 pm

Mixed berry bloom

Lindsey Langhans - April 18, 2013 - 11:39 pm

Junebug

Lindsey Langhans - April 18, 2013 - 11:40 pm

Charlotte Rose

Melissa e - April 18, 2013 - 11:41 pm

Skipping pebbles knot dress

Lindsey Langhans - April 18, 2013 - 11:44 pm

Grandmas attic

Lori - April 18, 2013 - 11:49 pm

Junebug

Simone - April 18, 2013 - 11:50 pm

La Vie de La bohème

Summer - April 18, 2013 - 11:57 pm

Lady May Bug

Lori - April 19, 2013 - 12:32 am

April’s Colors

Erin Hill - April 19, 2013 - 12:33 am

Frankly Scarlett

Erin Hill - April 19, 2013 - 12:35 am

“Bette”
after Bette Midler’s grammy-winning song “The Rose”

amanda Ijames - April 19, 2013 - 12:36 am

Raspberry Sorbet

Lesleigh L. - April 19, 2013 - 12:38 am

“April”

Kristine Margrethe - April 19, 2013 - 1:17 am

Counting Spots dress

Sarrah - April 19, 2013 - 1:18 am

Ruby Sunshine

Shelly Plowman - April 19, 2013 - 1:26 am

Lady Buggy

L's mom - April 19, 2013 - 1:28 am

Autumn Harvest

This dress reminds me of my favorite season! When I see it, it reminds me of sun flowers, blueberries, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, hot chai, changing leaves, crisp air, and golden sunshine!

Heather D. - April 19, 2013 - 1:33 am

American Pie

Tammy-Lee Marcy - April 19, 2013 - 1:39 am

Fly away home (like the song, ladybug, ladybug, fly away home)

Karen S - April 19, 2013 - 1:55 am

Heidi

Serena Cox - April 19, 2013 - 1:55 am

Berry Bliss

Alyssa C - April 19, 2013 - 2:47 am

Flight of Fancy

Amanda - April 19, 2013 - 2:54 am

Emmy 🙂

Teresa - April 19, 2013 - 2:55 am

Maisy Mae

Natalie - April 19, 2013 - 2:59 am

The Secret Garden

jaime g - April 19, 2013 - 4:07 am

Liberty Belle

Anna Rene - April 19, 2013 - 7:04 am

Reminds me of John Denver’s song “Sunshine on my shoulders, makes me happy”. Either part of that song title would work great. This dress would make anyone happy.

LynnJeane - April 19, 2013 - 7:25 am

Peony (or Sweet Peony)

Colleen Mayhew - April 19, 2013 - 7:34 am

Forever Flowers

Kelly - April 19, 2013 - 7:37 am

MADELINE

Missy J - April 19, 2013 - 7:43 am

How about “LYDIA”
After the ladybug named Lydia in the children’s story:
“Lydia, the Story of How the Ladybug Earned her Wings,”

kelly - April 19, 2013 - 7:48 am

Little Lady

Tracy D - April 19, 2013 - 8:08 am

Garden Full of Pretty

Angela - April 19, 2013 - 8:24 am

May Day

Lisa - April 19, 2013 - 8:31 am

April Shower’s

Michelle - April 19, 2013 - 8:36 am

I love the roses! My choice is Mystic Rose

Meghan Wise - April 19, 2013 - 8:37 am

Delightful bloom

Sarah Conlon - April 19, 2013 - 8:38 am

The Public Gardens- in memory of those who suffered from the Boston tragedy

Gene C - April 19, 2013 - 8:38 am

Wild Child

Brigitta - April 19, 2013 - 8:44 am

Shangri-La

ShanF - April 19, 2013 - 8:51 am

Sweet Brown

Molly seals - April 19, 2013 - 8:54 am

Wildflower wendy

HLWilliams - April 19, 2013 - 8:57 am

Blueberry Hill (type of rose)

Jenny Evans - April 19, 2013 - 9:03 am

Adorable dress, like the name “Charlotte Rose”

HLWilliams - April 19, 2013 - 9:05 am

Pixie Garden

Abby Shannon - April 19, 2013 - 9:06 am

Chickadee

williamshl - April 19, 2013 - 9:13 am

Sunshine Superman (name of flower)

Piper'smom - April 19, 2013 - 9:15 am

First Light

Tanya - April 19, 2013 - 9:25 am

Whimsical Wonders Dress 8)

Gran - April 19, 2013 - 9:27 am

Round the Mulberry Bush………..bright colors make me want to sing this song.

Steffanie Gonzalez - April 19, 2013 - 9:29 am

Summer frenzy

Jacqueline - April 19, 2013 - 9:33 am

Martin (in honor of Martin Richard the little boy who lost his life earlier this week at the Boston marathon)

heatherW - April 19, 2013 - 9:38 am

Ruby Slipper

Hotmomma - April 19, 2013 - 9:39 am

Enchantress

atlantamom - April 19, 2013 - 9:41 am

Everbloom

Marci - April 19, 2013 - 9:42 am

Strawberry Fields 🙂

MJMomma - April 19, 2013 - 9:45 am

Lipstick Queen
Lady Lipstick

Kelly S - April 19, 2013 - 10:02 am

Sweet Little Lady

Kelly - April 19, 2013 - 10:03 am

What a Little Lady

Kelly - April 19, 2013 - 10:03 am

Our Little Lady

Mandy - April 19, 2013 - 10:20 am

My Fair Flower

Becky - April 19, 2013 - 11:18 am

“Carrie”. Reminds me of the meadow flower field that Carrie Ingalls tumbles down in the opening credits of Little House on the Prairie

Jolene - April 19, 2013 - 11:44 am

Boston Blooms

Nan Tate - April 19, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Norman Rockwell

Julia - April 19, 2013 - 12:28 pm

Field of Roses

Kelly Doyle - April 19, 2013 - 12:31 pm

The Lucille

Kristy - April 19, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Poppy

Kelly C. - April 19, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Gotta Lotta Flowers

Shannon H - April 19, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Wild South

Angie - April 19, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Ring around the rosie

Cindi - April 19, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Miss Maudie
All of those lovely flowers remind me of Miss Maudie Adkinson’s love of all things floral from To Kill a Mockingbird. Only Miss Maudie could look on the bright side of her house buring down to celebrate rebuilding a smaller house with a bigger yard for gardening.

Jen A - April 19, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Rayne

ADINA GROSS - April 21, 2013 - 10:27 pm

ANGEL BABY

Susie V. - April 23, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Buttercup

Learning

And it’s Wednesday. And it’s the middle of April. How the heck does that happen. My life has been such a blur I’m not sure even what to focus on lately. Luckily Anne pulled me out of the house bright and early this morning for a nice long walk. I love my friends. I am so lucky to have so many great girls in my life. I’m a sucky friend. The friend that can’t say yes or no till the last minute, the friend that puts something on the calender months prior and then cancels the day of..yup, that’s me. And luckily my friends just know that about me and roll with it. Love those girls. Someday, I’ll find a great way to thank them all.

Sam and I have been working like crazy to get Spring 14 in full swing. Pretty much like my friend situation, that too get’s side tracked way too often. Kayla has been a rock star at keeping us in line and on track.This week was going to be the week we got at least got Collection One done. Not so much. We had a full day meeting scheduled yesterday with some consultants. Truth, I was not super stoked about it. So much has been going on at Matilda Jane ever since we moved into the new building. All good but just so much it is hard to stay focused and in the loop at the same time. Anyways, I really wanted to stay home and just design  but grabbed a few diet cokes and an iced coffee and walked in with an open mind. So glad I did. They were awesome and asked such great questions. I can hardly wait to dive in with them and start working.

I’m gonna be honest, Matilda Jane is hard. I’ve got the easy job when it comes to designing. There are so many variables that go into everything. I love nothing more than sitting at a table with season experts and just soaking in all their experiences. Sometimes I feel like I am drowning, so many times. I only know what I know. And we built Matilda Jane on trial and error. I had no clue how to make a pattern, how to source it out or even better what the content and weight of fabric should be. And that is just 1/100th of it. There’s shipping, duties, inspections, laws, billing, tech sheets, testing and 20 million other things. I didn’t know any of it. None. I just googled and learned what I could. No one ever just took me under their wing and handed me this knowledge. I have made so many mistakes. But so many great mistakes that taught me. They taught me the right way and the wrong way. I’m still learning.

I could go on and on about all the silly things. I remember being in Alabama when we took Joe to therapy and Lynette called me in a panic. I was in a bakery and Joe was picking out a cookie, and she was so stressed cuz we were doing a free bag promo and all the bags were gone. We had made like 500 of them.  This was a couple of years ago. I remember the stress perfectly. I hate to let you guys down, I hate to disappoint. I remember being at a hockey game and reading on FB how someone thought the mug give away was so cheesy and cheap. I was bummed. I thought it was cute and then I thought, it was free after all?  Sam has one on her desk she uses almost everyday.  I’m not even sure where I am going with this besides, I love you guys. I love everything you have taught me in the past years. I have grown so much and in so many ways. Sometimes it is really hard hearing negative things. I mean who wants to be told something they created is ugly?  But it is those thing, the negative things that have taught me the most. It is good. I mean if we were patted on the back all the time, what would we learn? That we did a good job?  I love that you have helped me become who I am, that you have stood by my side and supported so many things that I believe in. And right now, I am beyond over the moon that you have helped so much with the kids in Kitale. Right now, all I can think of is that in one week Kiara, Jenni, Denise W, and Jami will be meeting close to 100 girls who’s live will be changed because of you. Because of all you have taught me and all the growth you have helped me achieve. Thank you.

This blog totally took a different spin. I wanted to tell you all about the folks I met yesterday and how excited I am that they are going to help break down all the components of Matilda Jane so we can see what and where we need to learn, grown and focus on, So excited about this. I would have never in a million years called a consulting firm. I would have been way too nervous and intimidated. So a huge thanks to Jeff for loving MJC as we all do and stepping in to help us!

     
Susie - April 17, 2013 - 11:34 am

Oh this is the sweetest blanket!!!!

A - April 17, 2013 - 11:36 am

Remember, at the end of the day (if it ever does end), there is only one of you. So take care of you, ok?

Brenda R - April 17, 2013 - 11:37 am

Thank you for all you do Matilda Jane Clothing! I’m sure it’s not easy to hear some of the negative things but we all keep coming back so y’all are definitely doing something right! 🙂 I’m so excited for this blanket! My daughter will be ecstatic!

Stacie Petta - April 17, 2013 - 11:42 am

I can’t imagine having your job! I can’t imagine the stress you feel on a daily basis! You’re doing a great job and just know that someone somewhere will be unhappy at some point!

I love the new blanket! I hope this is a sign that you are dabbling into bedding! About what size is the blanket?

Dee G - April 17, 2013 - 11:45 am

I absolutely LOVE the blanket, I cannot wait to get one for my daughters first birthday!

Joy Williams - April 17, 2013 - 11:48 am

Your amazing company has grown so much, so fast. I know that you must be proud of what it has become, not just on the selling side, but how many amazing opportunities that you have helped others. You have showed that you have a good heart! I have several of the promotion pieces that I use often. My MJC mug is the best hot chocolate mug ever! I used my bag until it literally fell apart at Mardi Gras this year. My ever so excited kids stuffed too many items in it! I love the towels, pens, water bottles, etc. I can’t wait to get the beautiful blanket. I think it is awesome that you do so much and you started in your home! MJC and you still rock in my book! 🙂

Gina - April 17, 2013 - 11:50 am

Every company has its ups and downs, but no company listens like MJ! I will continue to buy your adorable and beautiful clothing and thank you greatly for it. No other company has an owner who stays in contact with their loyal customers. We all know you by first name! That’s a big deal 🙂 you comment on the photos we send to face book, and by doing those that makes us feel great! The owner of Matilda jane said my dd looks cute, omg!!! I couldn’t imagin how stressful your job is, yet you still take time for all of us 🙂 no matter where we go or what we do, we will always have critics xo

Lynne H. - April 17, 2013 - 11:53 am

I have the mug and I use it EVERY day! 🙂

Suni - April 17, 2013 - 11:56 am

You are very brave and inspiring. Know that many of us think this of you.

Renee - April 17, 2013 - 12:12 pm

I have been been your friend for 35 years sweet girl and I can tell you this… you are not a sucky friend! XO

E. Darling - April 17, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Great blog! So excited for the future of MJC! One word on consultants, we LOVE helping others grow and succeed!!!

Teresa James - April 17, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Love,Love this blanket!Love all that you girls do.I bet if you sat and read all the comments made about MJC.You would come up with more positive than negative.:)

Brandi Parker - April 17, 2013 - 12:26 pm

You will never please everyone. Learning as you go is all you can do. I assure you the good that mjc does far out weighs the mistakes you think you’ve made.

On another note. I am sitting here waiting to pick savannah up from school and I have seen 3 different preschool classes go by and each one had a little girl in mj. It makes me smile because I am so happy to be a part of the mj family.

Love you guys!!

Shari - April 17, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Hope there are enough for everyone!!! So cute.

Rachel - April 17, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Well…Matilda Jane has grown quickly but you and your girls have done a great job handling it and growing it. I LOVED the mug- still use it regularly, it sits with my Anthro mugs and I love it. I somehow missed the bag promo but I remember it…and the blanket. It’s lovely and looks so soft. I could imagine my Kyles curling up in it. You can’t please everyone so do what you love- it’s worked so far!- and be yourself and everything will fall into place. I have been shopping MJC for 4 or 5 years now and I LOVE your company and what it stands for and more important my little girl loves your company and what it stands for. Thank you for being so different from the “J” word. (Justice)

Alison - April 17, 2013 - 1:34 pm

I am absolutely in love with MJC! I discovered you all after seeing some MJC listed on Ebay. I thought to myself, “I need to check this out.” So I got on your website and decided to “locate a trunk keeper in my area.” Denee’ Kochersperger’s name came up. So I emailed her. She was(and still is)very very pleasant and very helpful and super nice.
I was hooked after just seeing the pictures on your website. I took my five year old daughter with me to our first MJ trunk show. I was hooked doubled over hooked. I purchased my first MJ piece of clothing, the Firefly Knot Dress. Oh my goodness my daughter and I both could hardly handle ourselves. 🙂 Ok so that was just last Fall, let’s just say I have also discovered Platinum. 🙂 Oh man that Platinum. I LOVE it!
I will say it makes me sad to read all the comments people make on FB about how they are done with MJ and they are so upset about their clothes. I have bought tons of different brands for my two daughters and I will have to say that NONE of them brings a bigger smile to their faces than when they wear MJC. It shines bright their little girl cuteness and brings a smile to my face too. So thank you MJC for all you do. And there will always be critics unfortunately. Those critics will only make you stronger. So… how about some Platinum? 🙂

Betsy - April 17, 2013 - 2:10 pm

I love your transparency! It is so eye opening to hear how everything feels and goes from your perspective. You make beautiful things….always

Hope Boyce - April 17, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Whew! That wore me out! Bless you and yours! The blanket is presh – can’t wait to have mine – I guess Lane (the lil sis) will beat her sisters out to use it when they are at my house – maybe they will take turns!! Are you talking about the You & Me Mug? I travel for work and not having my fave mug for my morning coffee is the pits – it’s just not the same. I have 6 and haven’t broken one yet … I’m hoping that stash lasts forever!

Julie - April 17, 2013 - 2:59 pm

I do appreciate what each of you goes through on a daily basis to continue building and growing this company while still having the bandwidth to focus on customer service… I have been through those growing pains personally with my own company and they are the challenges that have helped us grow as individuals within a business that is rapidly expanding. What I would really like to see and hear on a blog is what measures you are taking to correct the mistakes of Good Hart so that we as faithful consumers can trust that changes are indeed in the works, and that we CAN expect better from future collections- the quality we used to be able to depend on- beginning with the fall line.

Tiffany - April 17, 2013 - 3:13 pm

I am soooo excited about this blanket, it has been non stop on my brain since the moment I saw it. We ALL snuggle our MJC (weather we admit it or not) so what better way than to snuggle an MJC BLANKET! I cannot wait to get mine, and yes its MINE! <3

Ida - April 17, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Denise I love when you share with us. I own a small company and am not nearly as successful as MJ. But I can so relate with all the growing pains you share. It is so scary sometimes, and we are all learning as we go. But your truthfulness and vulnerability encourages me so much. Its okay that we don’t know everything, we do the best we can, learn from our mistakes, and pray for the strength to go on. You do grow so much! And it takes courage to let things grow you. Thanks for being so real!

Amy McKay - April 17, 2013 - 10:00 pm

Love your clothing!!! There are so many ideas and opinions out there, but only one Denise/MJC:) Remember that those who criticize have probably never been in leadership or a position of influence. We all know they wouldnt critcise then huh?;) Keepdoing what you do bc you love it, not just bc ppl may or may not love what you do! Youve got this!!!!

clearance caps - April 18, 2013 - 6:46 pm

I like what you guys are up too. Such smart work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my website :).

clearance caps - April 18, 2013 - 6:55 pm

You are my inspiration , I possess few web logs and often run out from to post .

Natalie - April 18, 2013 - 7:29 pm

I just love you Denise. I really do.

Lil - April 24, 2013 - 2:20 am

I see a few of us oldies posting and excited about this blanket. I can’t wait to get it. I hope there is away to get more b.c people with more than one girl weren’t able to get 2 at once. I got one for my dd. 🙂 we are good. Just worried about the rest of the word!

Candid Keepers #435

Introducing:

Ashley McCoy of Madisonville, KY

Favorite Place:

Oxford, MS

 

Q:  Hey there, you know the drill.  Tell us your basic info.

A: Well, Hello there!  I’m Ashley McCoy from Madisonville, Kentucky.  I attended the University of Mississippi (a family tradition), where I majored in Fashion Merchandising. Once I graduated in December 2001, I returned home. I started working at my family business, the Dr Pepper Bottling Company, where I’m currently the vice president.  My husband and I got married in 2003.  In 2006, we had our precious daughter Morgan Haley. Then to round out the family, we also have our 9 year old Welsh terrier, Bayleigh and our 2 year old duck hunting chocolate lab, Dixie.

Q:  I always love to hear how people met and fell in love with their spouse.  Do share.

A:  Apparently, Shane and I were in Mother’s Day Out together, but who really knows someone when they are 3.  Fast forward to junior high, this is our first memory of being friends.  We were in the same eighth grade class, but it wasn’t until my last semester at Ole Miss that we started dating.  We came home for Easter that year, starting talking and emailing each other, and then during summer break, we had our first date.  Two years later we got married, and this year we are celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary!

Q:  How many kiddos do you have?  Give us a little glimpse into who they are.

A:  We have one daughter Morgan, she is 6 ½ and in the first grade.  She is a fun loving little girl, who loves to dance and stand on her head. No joke, she loves gymnastics and is constantly using the furniture anyway she can to stand on her head or to do some other crazy thing she makes up.   Morgan also competes on a hip hop dance team.  She LOVES to read!  She is also very creative, and would take art supplies over toys any day.   Best of all she is so silly, she keeps us laughing constantly! She is our world!

Q:  How long have you been with Matilda Jane and when did you know you wanted to be a Trunk Keeper?

A:  I just started as a Trunk Keeper in January 2013, but I’m far from new to Matilda Jane; I went to my first trunk show in February of 2008, when Morgan was around 18 months old. There I met Leslie Wills, and fell in love with MJC & the homegrown collection! I soon started having a show of my own.  After the first one, I knew, it would be something I would enjoy.  Now many years later, and I’m loving every minute of it!

Q:  What do you think is the greatest invention of all time?

A: The greatest invention would have to be the camera! I love pictures! Currently, my iPhone has 2,795 pictures and 157 videos. Is that crazy? My husband thinks so!

Q:  What special talent do you wish you possessed?

A: I wish that I could carry a note, to sing! All my friends laugh and tell me I know every word to every song, (I just have a good memoryJ) but no one, including myself, would want to actually hear all those “words” sang out loud!

Q:  Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?

A:  My parents!  They have been such wonderful role models for me.  I have learned so much from them, I couldn’t begin to tell you everything.  My mother, the southern belle and my dad, a hard working business man; together they have most definitely prepared me for life! Thank you mom & dad!

Q:  If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would that be and where would you go?

A:  I would have lunch with my daughter, Morgan, at her school cafeteria.  I don’t get there very often, but it amazes me what joy it brings her and her friends for parents to come eat!  Morgan and her classmates are over flowing with smiles and hugs for me. They are such sweet kids! Plus, some day, I realize it may not be “so cool” to have your mom show up for lunch.  So I’ll enjoy it now!!

Q:  What is your favorite time of day and why?

A:  Morning! I like to get up early & get started with my day.   I love the feeling of looking at the clock and realizing its only 10:00 AM, and I’ve gotten tons accomplished!!

Q:  What is your favorite family tradition?

A:  There are tons, but my most favorite is my mother’s dressing balls on Thanksgiving!  My grandmother made them for my dad growing up, and my mother has continued this tradition! I love them!

Q:  Which TV family is most like your own?

A:  This is actually, a hard one.  The only thing on my TV lately, has been football, Duck Dynasty & Re-runs of 24.  You can take your pick.  😉

Q:  Are you a country mouse or city mouse?

A: I would say more of a country mouse.  I love my small hometown & I even went to college in a small town, but I do jump at the chance to visit my best friends in the city too!

Q:  Good Hart is such a special place to Denise.  What town holds a special place in your heart?

A:  Oxford, Mississippi, Hands Down!! It was the place I called home for 4 ½ years, while I attended the University Of Mississippi.  I have met some of my dearest friends in Oxford, not to mention, this is the town where my parents met and fell in love, so many years before it captured my heart!  Oxford has so much charm & history, everyone who visits enjoys themselves! Even if they are from the opposing team.  😉

     
Meaghan Teal - April 16, 2013 - 4:12 pm

I loved reading this! Tell Miss Morgan I can’t wait to see her on Sunday!

Vicky Scott - April 16, 2013 - 5:29 pm

I loved reading this and the pictures are great.

Marsha Segebarth - April 16, 2013 - 5:48 pm

Ashley, I loved all the pictures of your beautiful family!!!!! You are beautiful!!! And Morgan looks just like you! Lovely ladies!

Leslie Wills - April 17, 2013 - 4:17 pm

That’s my girl and as sweet as they come. Ashley, we couldn’t be more excited and proud to have you apart of the Paperdolls.

Erica S - April 18, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Beautiful family and i love the movement in your daughters photos. Gorgeous.