FOUND

Oh, and so muchΒ  more goodness in those boxes. I really did save EVERYTHING…I found a box of old fingernails (yes, the real things, not Lee Press On’s), all my swatch watches, notes from highschool, perfume bottles, all my old make-up, at least 50+ coke bottles, and my prized trolls. Oh, and 4 tubs of Happy Meal Toys. We were very selective too, only McDonald’s.

I once worked for Coca Cola. At the interview the guy asked why I’d want to work there, I replied ” Why would you work for Burger King when you could work for McDonald’s? ” I got the job.

Ya’ll need to come to 435 so we can have a big party at my house..so excited…

     
*TKJT* - March 4, 2010 - 11:00 pm

I obviously have no life…but why does it say DenisYs Trolls? Who didn’t know how to spell your name?!? πŸ˜‰ …or is that just a big I lol…okay I really need to get off here and go to bed πŸ˜‰

Denise - March 2, 2010 - 9:03 pm

I did, but hey, don’t be emberassed. No one likes that. It’d be nice sometimes if people could see how easy it really is to play fair. But in truth, 99.999% do and that itself is a wonderful thing!

Tina M - March 2, 2010 - 8:44 pm

435…I am sooo there! :0)

Beautifulclothing - March 2, 2010 - 8:23 pm

I would not feel bad about your comment. I am sure it is the truth. I wish I would have purchased the items before they sold out as well. I am so sad that I do not have even 1 item from the Hammond Bay collection yet. I look on this site tons of times a day just wishing. I have been having some health issues lately and just looking at the clothing makes me happy.

a lovell - March 2, 2010 - 8:13 pm

OK, now I’m just irritated with myself for leaving that yucky comment…please remove it, if you can…I was just complaining and negative, and to the wrong people at that.

You are always so generous to your blog readers and your blog readers (i.e. Me) should have enough sense to return the favor by not leaving negative comments.

I’m sure I will have lot of possitive things to say when my Hammond Bay order comes in and I see all the cute things I DID get before they sold out.

Again, I appologize for that prior comment.

gran - March 2, 2010 - 6:25 pm

Each of the recent visits from the brown truck bring more beautiful clothes from Matilda Jane. The raven skirt is one of the best ever and the pepper knot dress is like having 2 dresses for the price of 1. Thank you again to each person who makes Matilda Jane Clothing a place that I want to visit again and again.

K Squared Mommy - March 2, 2010 - 5:17 pm

We love all of our new Hammond Bay! We’ll be taking it to Seaside next week for some really cute pictures! πŸ™‚

mimi - March 2, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Oh my goodness, I received all my Hammond Bay things today. The Blue eyed cardigan and ginger snap skirt are just lovely. The green Claudia matches the skirt perfectly. I bought for MiMi this time and I love it all. Oh, and I have a key, too. Thanks, Denise.

Marci - March 2, 2010 - 1:25 pm

Oh How I love Troll dolls! and I loved the troll dolls on the end of pencils!!!

Day to the Oh - March 2, 2010 - 7:39 am

BTW the fingernail thing is funny. Didn’t you save teeth too? You’d get a kick out of my neighbor who takes a stool and sits at the end of his driveway clipping his fingernails AND toenails for the world to see. Some sort of ritual, I guess. TMI, TMI

Day to the Oh - March 2, 2010 - 7:37 am

So is that how it went down? You gave Dana your “y”? he-he. Kassidy is getting a swatch watch for her bday! We’ve been talking about them since your last email. I don’t think they are quite as cool as they used to be, but she can start a new trend.

Rachel - March 2, 2010 - 7:29 am

When is the 435 Art Fair? A girlfriend of mine and I REALLY want to take a road trip up there (ie. escape the children for a few days).

Kelly Franz - March 2, 2010 - 7:23 am

Denise,
If you ever make the Tanna Linen Dress in a 12, please let me know. My 9 year old loved it, but the 8 would be too small:-) I can’t wait to get my clothes for my 2 1/2 year old. You do such an amazing job!

carla smith - March 2, 2010 - 5:22 am

awe i love finding old memories in a box! i have all my original 1980’s strawberry shortcake dolls in my treasure box, along with prom glasses, a trophy from a 3rd grade spelling bee, a van halen tee shirt that my friends signed, my girlscout sash, and an arrowhead necklace that a sweet boy sent to me in the 5th grade….now that sweet boy lived in OR me in NH….we met while rollerskating in olympia WA over xmas break 1983. we wrote letters to each other for 2 years (i have those too)sadly as we grew older the letters became fewer and farther inbetween….now 25 years later he friended me on facebook. it prompted me dig out that old tresure box and share it with my girls. nothing sweeter than getting to share my old memories, and laughing with dh that i have a boyfriend as technically we never broke up

Ashlee Alex - March 1, 2010 - 8:31 pm

K, Denise I have a HUGE box full of my Troll obsession as a kid. Love it!

Michelle - March 1, 2010 - 8:18 pm

My husband actually knows a fairly normal adult that keeps all of his fingernail clippings in a jar. EWWWWWW.

Mary R. - March 1, 2010 - 7:51 pm

OK…I think you lost me at fingernails. LOL I was going to ask WHY???, but then I thought that I really don’t want to know. ;o)

Jackie F. - March 1, 2010 - 7:40 pm

OMGness…I just noticed that you changed the spelling of your name…I totally did that too! I wanted to drop the ‘e’ in my name…but then my family still to this day calls me Jack – eye!
Love it!!

Jessica Johnson - March 1, 2010 - 3:38 pm

Okay so I went to another MJC party yesterday and came up for a name for your trunk keepers spouses and your husband as you do a release. A MJC widower. You know like a golf widow or a hunters widow. Haha made us all laugh! Love this line! You’ve out done yourself!

leigh ann - March 1, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Did anyone collect charlies angels trading cards? We just loved them!!!

Head over Heels for Hammond Bay - March 1, 2010 - 1:57 pm

I love it!!! Just found 2 old Swatch watches (white one with a blue polka dot face and the greenish see -thru one)with some old jewelery a few weeks ago. I still have boxes of notes from grade school-all folded funky so no one saw what you wrote. I would never give up my keychain collection and my sticker collection. Talk about feeling old!!!!

JamieHIcks - March 1, 2010 - 10:57 am

My stomach literally just turned. Fingernails unattached are one of my BIGGEST oooogly gross out things. SHUDDER!

The other stuff sounds really cool though, ahahaha. I keep things as well, have a ton of old school work from elementary, toys, notes etc.

Beautifulclothing - March 1, 2010 - 10:55 am

Lol πŸ™‚

Beautifulclothing - March 1, 2010 - 10:54 am

Um…old fingernails….gross!

Katie M. - March 1, 2010 - 10:51 am

okay- LOL at some of the things we all keep- but OMG- gagging at the thought of old finger nails in there! I get grossed out finding DH’s torn nails behind the couch when I vacum- cant imagine a box of old ones – ick- sorry- but thats weird – and yet- we still love you!

smalltownjenny - March 1, 2010 - 10:28 am

FINGERNAILS…what in the world??!!! I had a white swatch watch with bright colored bands that wrapped around the face….haven’t thought of those in years!

Katelyn's Mommy - March 1, 2010 - 10:24 am

I miss my Swatch watches…. Cute trolls! I didn’t save fingernails, but I do have hair from when I put a ponytail off to go ‘Pat Benetar’. Ah – the 80s….

πŸ™‚

Jackie F. - March 1, 2010 - 10:20 am

What fun treasures to find, but I have to say that the old fingernails are gross!

Betsy! - March 1, 2010 - 10:06 am

AHHHHHHHHH! I would do anything to see that box of Swatch watches! Do they have those rubber watch face protectors? Oh man, only the cool kids had those!

Michelle: Yes! Debbie Gibson! Electric Youth!!! I had to be her biggest fan.

April W. - March 1, 2010 - 9:57 am

Oh my gosh! How fun to find! Boy, do I remember the “Swatch watch” craze. Had to have a bunch on one arm! I did too!
I never did get the troll thing. lol
Have fun!

kaitlyn - March 1, 2010 - 9:39 am

OMG, so funny…Trolls, really?

twinsplus1inatl - March 1, 2010 - 7:57 am

How fun to go back and look at everything! I found boxes of Garbage Pail Kids, smurfs, and trolls too…but old fingernails? really?? I have never heard of that one! πŸ™‚

Rachel - March 1, 2010 - 7:24 am

OMG!! I just found out a few days ago that I really need a watch for work and I started wondering if they still made swatch watches. Apparently you just need to have a garage sale so I can come buy yours. ha ha ha… Seriously though I am going to find a swatch watch today. I LOVED those when I was a kid…and the trolls…they are SO ugly they are cute. I never did have very many but I thought they were awesome. I used to carry one in my backpack at school.

Beautifulclothing - March 1, 2010 - 7:21 am

Oh my goodness! I can’t believe you still have all that stuff. How fun it is to get rid of old and get new. Anyway, happy packing! This just reminds me once again that I need to do some organizing and get rid of some old stuff myself:-(

Tracy Moore - March 1, 2010 - 6:52 am

Nice!! That is a sweet answer!! If you want anymore troll dolls, I have a couple more. One is an Earth Day Troll and the other is an American Troll!

Julie H - March 1, 2010 - 6:50 am

I would have hired you, too. We are LOVING our HB so far. My favorite is the lovely bird with the lavish tee and the green/blue socks. Adorable. Thank you!

Denise - March 1, 2010 - 5:33 am

Oh, yes Michelle…I got the Electric Youth packed up too…right aside the store display!

Sara - March 1, 2010 - 5:14 am

OMG, sam is going to die, please tell me she knows about your troll collection?! you two are kindred spirits!! you’re hilarious.

christine - March 1, 2010 - 4:37 am

It’s so hard to get rid of stuff that gives us such great smiles. My Hello Kitty collection, nope can never part with her πŸ™‚
Happy treasure hunting πŸ™‚

Amanda Keeys - March 1, 2010 - 3:19 am

Omg TROLLS. I remember being OBSESSED with those russ trolls LOL. You appear to have had way more than me πŸ˜‰

Laura - March 1, 2010 - 12:11 am

I have a few of those type of boxes. My husband labeled them “Laura’s Sentimental Crap.” Gotta love it!

Lil and Charlie's Mama - February 28, 2010 - 11:38 pm

Ok, and I thought I was the only one that collected Trolls! Thank goodness those things are still stored in my parents basement!

Nessa - February 28, 2010 - 10:47 pm

any chance you might sell some of those trolls? i loved those growing up…

Monika - February 28, 2010 - 10:46 pm

Isn’t moving fun? Total walk down memory lane!!! And you collected Swatch watches? That’s the only watch I’ll ever wear!!!!

Melanie H. - February 28, 2010 - 10:20 pm

I am right there with you on the packing…we move into our newly renovated older home on Tuesday! We are SO excited, but I am SO not loving packing up all this junk! I love your “Shop” idea, I’m filling bags of stuff to give away. Your house looks amazing! Can’t wait to see more pics!

Kate S. - February 28, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Hmmm…..maybe I should donate my box of vintage Strawberry Shortcake dolls…. πŸ™‚

miss*jen - February 28, 2010 - 9:58 pm

The Swatch thing got me. I was obsessed with the pop-swatch, and with changing the colors of the guard and bands constantly. Enjoy your memory lane and the excitement of the new house…and remember them during the yucky parts of moving that are bound to rear their ugly heads!!

Hope your weekend was fabulous – ours was – we wore a little dress called Wendy – who could not smile with that thing around?! πŸ˜‰

Bum-bull-bee - February 28, 2010 - 9:52 pm

LOL…memory lane and all your time capsules! You took me back for a moment! AND, for the record…that is you and MJC….Why would we ever shop less than the BEST! And, gurl…DANG GINA…your house is a massive one BUT I loves it! Where are the pics of it ALIVE though!!!???

Michelle Huesgen - February 28, 2010 - 9:51 pm

I’m surprised you didn’t have any Debbie Gibson perfume in there…but trolls??? You seriously crack me up girl…

mom2P&B - February 28, 2010 - 9:26 pm

Too funny!! But, love when I find old notes from middle school/high school days!! Ahhh, if only…. πŸ™‚

Shop my Stuff

Wow, have I been slacking or what? I told David the first thing I am doing this morning is blogging. I lied. I shoveled the side walk (love that snow), shoveled part of the driveway of the new place, took so much dang garbage to 435 (good thing they have a dumpster) and set up Shop My Stuff. And now here I am.

Deedee came down and is helping us pack all this junk up. I started tossing stuff out when she suggested Shop My Stuff. She’s pretty dang smart. So I packed up all the cute stuff that I really like but just have had stored away forever and brought it to 435. I should’ve taken a pic this morning, I’ll take one for round 2. It’s pretty simple.Β  The rules for the 435 gals are: It’s all cute, it’s all free. Take turns, be fair and share. So it’s like a mini Gsale on the cutting table but it’s all cute and it’s all free!

We are so fortunate, one to get the house we’ve been trying for for just under a year, and two to know the past owner/builder. I love them, adore them and think nothing but the world of them. I remember long ago when Joe was just a few weeks old and I was so afraid to cut his finger nails. You know how thin they are and I didn’t want to cut him. So I called Linda up and Scott ran over and cut his nails for me. Love them.

And the other day he gave me some pics of the house being built. The one above is the backside. For real, pinch me, cuz this is so dang surreal.

Thank you to Skye for the most fabulous pic above. Okay, go to her blog cuz whatever that song she is playing literally gave me goosebumps..and then her post about Saylor…come on Skye, it’s Saturday morning, I don’t want to cry!! It is beautiful.

SIDENOTE: I used to paint shoes, and just found quite a few pairs of white and pink little canvas mary janes. They are all assorted and what not. If you know anyone who paints shoes leave me a note. First come first serve. IMPORTANT: All 3 boxes ( about 50 pairs) will go to one home, and I can’t divide them up, nor sort through..but are perfect for an shoe painting artist.

     
Ronna Nouri - March 4, 2010 - 1:35 pm

Love your stuff. What is Matilda Jane Platinum?

Tina M - March 2, 2010 - 8:46 pm

very cool pictures!!! How exciting!!! :0)

all smiles - March 2, 2010 - 11:53 am

Your house is enchanting, please let us see the inside soon!
Do you like the sound of that “YOUR HOUSE”!

Day to the Oh - February 28, 2010 - 3:17 pm

Did a little “foot” work for you if you’re interested ;)…
soles4souls.org (click on “get involved” then “individuals”) …
footsolutions.com (Click on “Help the victims of the Haitian earthquake”) … shoes2share.com

BILNGING SHOE CHIC - February 28, 2010 - 12:02 pm

I love this post and the pictures! Wish I was able to shop your sale. If so I jump in the car right now and I be there in about 15 hours … LOL!

I will take the shoes, please, please, please! I bling them and give them as gifts to the Local Children in needs program and of course I always have to make my Princess a pair πŸ™‚

Katie M. - February 28, 2010 - 11:45 am

just stopping to look at the pics again- and remind myself I need to find that butterfly tiered halter dress for this summer in a sz 4- loved that one. Hoping today is less crappy and emotional- at least I have my MJ to help with that πŸ™‚
Have a great week Denise and everyone out there

OMG I wanna SHOP UR BOMB Stuff! - February 28, 2010 - 2:16 am

Juast another THANKS for all you do and the LOVING FEELING from Matilda Jane & it’s employees. You of you are tureley amazing! I wanna move to IN just to be apart of the family ;0

Monika - February 28, 2010 - 12:48 am

Skye has some gorgeous kiddos!! We watched the video of her two girls busting a move… just tooo cute!

Wow, your house is BIG!!! So excited for you!!!

Katie M. - February 27, 2010 - 11:24 pm

its been such a sad emotional day for me- but I have come to the blog about 3 or 4 times in the last hour just to look at th pics and to see how excited your are for the new house- its giving me something at the moment to be excited about too- to see you move in and love it all

duh - February 27, 2010 - 8:52 pm

When I read your blog this morning I took it that you found a bunch of old MJ clothes and was having the garage sale for them. You’ll see I’m such a dork! I guess that I should read without the girls climbing on me, and think before I write. Don’t you love the mommy brain.

michelle - February 27, 2010 - 8:04 pm

Denise….i got my order a couple of days ago and i LOVE everything…i wasn’t so sure initially…..but it translated so well to reality!…..Please! Please! Please!…tell me you really weren’t going to “throw stuff out”….I do not doubt that you have GREAT stuff…..call you local Good Will, Habitat for Humanity ….whatever…..there is always someone that can “need” what you dont “want” anymore..(sorry…but I’m kinda Green….LOL)…..I would love to be able to go shop at the 435 this week….lol……Cant wait to see the rest of Hampton Bay II…..

luci - February 27, 2010 - 7:08 pm

I have actually been trying to find a place to buy canvas shoes so I could paint them I have done a few for friends, but they keep asking to me to do more. I would love them or if you could tell me where to buy them bulk? Walmart does not always carry them.
I glad you got the house!! Goodluck – which I was closer. I need stuff for my new home in WI.

Michelle - February 27, 2010 - 5:33 pm

Ok posted this below under room keys. Oops. I just wanted to say I love her boys long hair. My Jase has the same hair and people call him a girl a lot. But he won’t let us cut it. He’s 3. I love that he knows what he wants…

sashadvm - February 27, 2010 - 1:39 pm

I’ll take the shoes denise!!!! I paint and bling them πŸ™‚

me please! I wish I could ge to your mini-garage sale!

smalltownjenny - February 27, 2010 - 1:05 pm

opppsss…was multitasking when I typed earlier…”In My Arms” is the title!!

Sophia's Mom - February 27, 2010 - 12:50 pm

That would be lots of fun to shop at 435!!! So exciting about the new house also:) Just wondering….are we still going to get a newsletter? Haven’t heard anymore about it and I keep checking my email. Have a great weekend to everyone…unfortunately I am in the bed with the flu and dislocated knee…not good….hopefully next week will be better for me πŸ™‚

Karen S. - February 27, 2010 - 12:39 pm

i wish i was at 435 to be part of this gsale!!! i love the gsale idea!!! it’s a great recycle idea! re-use, don’t put in some landfill.. when i was growing up, people had enough kids to wear out their clothes.. this is not the case so much now.. i wish i was there to root through all your loot! it’s like a treasure hunt for me! enjoy the new home.. make some memories for those cute boys!

Courtney - February 27, 2010 - 11:52 am

Would LOVE to paint some shoes here! I paint all sorts of other stuff– I have all the “stuff” I would need to do it… can I? πŸ™‚ Pretty please?

smalltownjenny - February 27, 2010 - 11:02 am

In Your Arms by Plumb…..Tiffany Lee is her name…she is a great friend of mine!!! This is her site link: http://www.plumbinfo.com/

Katie - February 27, 2010 - 10:30 am

Ohhh to be a 435 gal!!! Jealous much?? You bet I am ! Your pieces are so timeless. This season or 4 seasons ago, it’s all LOVE. So sweet to share your gorgeous pieces with all of your hard workers πŸ™‚

Day to the Oh - February 27, 2010 - 10:30 am

OMGoodness, shoot me now! Why can’t I delete comments? lol It’s GRACIE’s laugh, not Saylor’s. Gracie is the big sis she’s talking about. I can’t leave false info, so there ya go! Now I’m done!!!!!!!!!! Sweet mother of curls hahaha

Day to the Oh - February 27, 2010 - 10:26 am

One more thing, I promise!!! lol You have to click on the link on Skye’s blog to Saylor laughing. It is the cutest laugh I’ve ever heard!!! (I would have just erased my last comments and did one, but I can’t –sorry! ) hee-hee

Jeanne Mulligan - February 27, 2010 - 10:19 am

I would love the shoes. I have a friend that does incredible painted shoes. I was thinking it’d be nice to do with my daughter as well. She’s a budding artist.

Day to the Oh - February 27, 2010 - 10:14 am

Sorry In My Arms by Plumb. Got sidetracked. πŸ˜‰

Day to the Oh - February 27, 2010 - 10:14 am

p.s. that song is Plumb, Pookie Pot pie. It’s In Your Arms. So goosebumpy for sure!!!

Day to the Oh - February 27, 2010 - 10:08 am

Just a thought, if you don’t get a shoe painter on here, I bet the little girls in and orphanage in Haiti would be giddy over a box full of mary janes showing up. Just a thought. πŸ˜‰

JodiR - February 27, 2010 - 9:41 am

Denise: Would love the shoes. My friend Kelly knows just what to do with them.

LMK. Jodi

Jackie F. - February 27, 2010 - 9:10 am

The first time I visited Skye’s blog I had too Google that song and it is Plumb. The song is called In My Arms. I bought her I album right away and became her fan on Facebook. Go buy it!! I love her music!!

christine - February 27, 2010 - 7:39 am

Oh what a great blog! So sweet and the photos capture it all.

Jessica Johnson - February 27, 2010 - 7:33 am

Very Cool! Glad all your dreams are coming true. YOU deserve them. You bring such happiness to everyone that you deserve happiness as well! God is good!

Pookie Pot Pie - February 27, 2010 - 7:29 am

Wow! She is an amazing photographer and has 4 GORGEOUS kids! Love that song on the blog! It sounds like the singer Plumb? Who has a voice that any girl would love to have! (yes…including me!)

Have a great day!!!

Beautifulclothing - February 27, 2010 - 7:21 am

What a nice house. I love love love all the windows. Is there going to be an online sale anytime soon. I had seen several weeks ago that the prices got discounted off the gypsy blue collection, but then several days later went back to normal price. I have several items that I am interested in. Have a nice weekend!

Room Keys!

And a little key tag. I’ve gotta tell you the backstory first. David and I were in Nebraska wasting time in a thrift store. I found an old Howard Johnson Key Tag. It was one of the cutest things I had seen in a long time. I bought it. I kept looking at it and finally realized I needed more. I really didn’t feel like collecting them so I made them. And the best part is, I made them for you.

The girls will put them in every Hammond Bay order while supplies last. Love it, enjoy it and most importantly save it. I will be randomly posting numbers on my blog. If you number is posted simply email us with a photo of your key tag somewhere cool and we’ll in turn send you something cool.

     
Kimberly Quick - March 6, 2010 - 6:51 am

I hope I win something!! LOVE THE MJ Clothing!! For myself and for my daughter!!

Mandy - March 2, 2010 - 3:49 pm

YEAH, YEAH!!!

I just got my order & I got one!!!
I LOVE it, adorable!
LOVE my order even more, this is some of the BEST stuff yet!

Thank you, Denise! πŸ™‚

Amy Evans - March 2, 2010 - 2:01 pm

Love love love hammond bay!!!!!!! And my key!

[…] enough to get KEYS!Β  If you don’t know what I’m talking about…head over to DENISE’S BLOG to get the […]

shannon - March 1, 2010 - 12:14 pm

Made my day that this order arrived…..hmmmm…. do we wear this to practice tonight just to show off the new line???? Everything is so perfect OOOOHHHH the Raven skirt ROCKS!!!! AND a key tag too!!! And I think the coolest place for the key tag is in my hand! πŸ™‚

Sharon Schneider. - March 1, 2010 - 5:48 am

Took the family out yesterday to run some errands. Ashley (2 1/2) was proudly wearing her Raven Skirt, Dance Me Silly tank and Mossy Willow. I am not exaggerating when I say it took us at least 45 minutes longer to get through Costco than it would have because we were stopped by soooo many people commenting on her gorgeous clothes. I lost track at how many times I gave out your website and explained “trunk keepers”. Of course my little fashion model was more than happy to stop and twirl for everyone who was interested, and even some who weren’t. She literally would say to people passing us, “do you see my skirt?”. Anyway, thought this story was too cute not to share. Thanks Denise for continually designing and creating such gorgeous clothing!

Michelle - February 27, 2010 - 5:32 pm

I love that her little boy has long hair. My Jase has the same hair and he gets called a girl a lot. He’s 3 and won’t even let us talk about cutting it.

megg - February 26, 2010 - 9:57 pm

Woot! Got my key today! So excited to see how this goes, looking forward to seeing where the keys end up.

Katelyn's Mommy - February 26, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Makes me smile just knowing some people are getting their orders. Can’t wait to see mine! Thanks Denise and the MJ staff for working so hard. πŸ™‚

saoirse's mom - February 26, 2010 - 12:59 pm

oh my! i’ve never been so excited to see my ups man! (well except for when sparkletown and gypsy blue came out!) anyway, my hammond bay order arrived today!!! everything is beautiful!!! can’t wait to go home and try everything on both my daughter and myself! and keeping my fingers crossed that my second order arrives early next week!

Elizabeth Raetz - February 26, 2010 - 10:53 am

Got my room key and clothes last night…my daughter couldn’t wait to get the “Dance Yourself Silly” tank on! The vivid colors and unique designs receive compliments whenever she wears your clothing…thank you!!!

*Twinkle*Toes* - February 25, 2010 - 4:52 pm

You girls @ Matilda Jane are the best!!!!! You made my friends day! I can’t believe your generosity!!! AMAZING

sharon - February 25, 2010 - 12:10 pm

received my order i love it also got a key woooohooooo

sharon - February 25, 2010 - 11:53 am

I received my clothes today i love them and i got a key woooohhooo

Megan - February 25, 2010 - 10:02 am

I got a key! So excited cant wait for the games to begin. Oh and got my first Hammond bay order to, LOVE everything and cant wait to do a fashion show with my girlies. Thanks Denise and gang you guys ROCK!

Dede - February 24, 2010 - 8:25 pm

That is such a great idea! Thanks for making it fun to buy cute clothes πŸ™‚

Taira - February 24, 2010 - 8:22 pm

Got shipping confirmation today for my show on opening day. 47 lbs of pure love…hold on ladies it’s coming!!!

dot+3 - February 24, 2010 - 7:46 pm

My 6 year old and I cannot wait for our Matilda Jane. I sure hope we get a key! What fun! We love games!

mimi - February 24, 2010 - 7:27 pm

Love all the new Platinum things! We got our Butterfly Kisses Ellie today, so sweet! Check out that Flutter Yolk Dress–photo love.

Jennifer - February 24, 2010 - 5:14 pm

What a cute idea…MJC is just so adorable!

Ali - February 24, 2010 - 3:59 pm

So excited for my order to arrive (hopefully, with a cool green key)!

Sharon Schneider. - February 24, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Denise – you continually out do yourself! This line is gorgeous!!!!!!! Our order just came today, key tag and all. My 2-1/2 year old got excited just seeing the box (yes, she already knows the MJ label ~ lol). Once opened, she immediately ripped off her clothes and started trying on all her new things, saying “it’s so beautiful”, over and over again. Thanks for adding some sunshine into our day in this otherwise, cold and gray Michigan winter.

Jennifer Knobloch - February 24, 2010 - 1:01 pm

I can’t wait to get my “key”! You guys are doing such cool things right now to add hype to this new line (as if we all needed it!!). Thanks for all that you do! : )

Jennifer

gran - February 24, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Sending a big thank you to all of you who are working to get the Matilda Jane packages out!!!
Your work is so appreciated.

Jessica Johnson - February 24, 2010 - 12:46 pm

Very Cool Can’t wait. Places are running through my mind!

gina stinnett - February 24, 2010 - 11:19 am

i can only imagine the smiling faces of those who place the key in each order. what a great joy it must be to pack mj orders, knowing the recipient is going to adore her new matilda jane. this being said by one who loves wrapping the gift most; i smile as i imagine the receiver opening it. oh, and i love this game of tag.

Kath - February 24, 2010 - 8:25 am

Hi Denise!

Do you watch American Idol? You turned me on to Ingrid Michaelson, “The Way I Am.” Last night, one of my early favorites Didi sang it. I felt like my worlds collided!

“Why don’t YOU go back to the courtyard?”

Kath

Rach- drama queen's mommy - February 23, 2010 - 11:46 pm

oh I am doing a little happy dance now..2 weeks from order date!! WOWZA! YAY! I can’t wait! I think I placed 4 orders within a week period. i hope at least one of them gets a room key. Kyles will go nuts!!

Day to the Oh - February 23, 2010 - 7:48 pm

I love this whole key tag thing, Denise! Although I don’t think I was one of the first 4500 orders, I will keep the force with me that by some hallelujah miracle I get one in my order! πŸ˜‰ (Maybe blog stalkers can get priority he-he) Kassidy’s favorite color is green so she can’t wait to hopefully get her hands on one–we’re thinking on a ball chain with a couple cute blingy baubles with it. peace.

Kim - February 23, 2010 - 6:14 pm

Too cool! I remember the old Howard Johnsons’ here in Omaha. Such a small world. Can’t wait fo all the fun!

Lil - February 23, 2010 - 6:05 pm

How cool would it be to get the # 4351??
435 well we all know and 1 for being #1
πŸ™‚ woo-hoo!

Sandi - February 23, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Very Cool.

Beautifulclothing - February 23, 2010 - 4:40 pm

How about putting it on a key chain!

Tatum - February 23, 2010 - 3:10 pm

Carollynn— I think that’s a cool idea to put it on a necklace…takes me back to the grunge days! I think it would be cool on a bath-tub drain chain, ya know what I mean? Or freshwater pearls if ya want to be fancy :)Rock on!

Darlene Burchfield - February 23, 2010 - 2:56 pm

Thanks Denise! Response much appreciated… I can’t imagine how crazy it must be there right now! If I were closer I’d come help too! Me & my four girls:0)

berni - February 23, 2010 - 2:33 pm

How fun!

Stacey - February 23, 2010 - 1:41 pm

Reminds me of the KeyHole – they would be proud…

Emily M - February 23, 2010 - 12:34 pm

my fingers are crossed that when my package arrives it has a key in it!!!!!

Denise - February 23, 2010 - 11:39 am

Darlene-
If all goes as planned, and it seems to be, orders will start arriving within 2 weeks form date the order was submitted!
It’s crazy, I pull into work and there’s like 15+ cars..surreal

bugletmom - February 23, 2010 - 11:25 am

I am so excited! This sounds like fun!

mommy2mjgirl - February 23, 2010 - 10:35 am

I love this idea and hope I get one!! My daughter will go crazy! MJ is all she wears!!

Sophia's Mom - February 23, 2010 - 10:14 am

Any news on the upcoming newsletter. I keep waiting and checking my emails πŸ™‚ What about the nominate a friend contest…do we know who won yet? Love the idea of the key tag!!! πŸ™‚

Bum-Bull-Bee - February 23, 2010 - 9:28 am

I absolutely LOVE this idea of yours! How fun! It’s like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

Carollynn - February 23, 2010 - 7:59 am

How fun is this?!?! I want to wear one as a necklace, or would that be weird?

Tatum - February 23, 2010 - 7:10 am

FAB-U-LOUS IDEA! This is going to be really fun!

Stacey Richardson - February 23, 2010 - 6:38 am

This was my first time ordering and I can’t wait to see MJC in person. Already anticipating many more orders in the future!

Tracy - February 23, 2010 - 6:35 am

Oh my! I see a version of “Flat Stanley” coming MJC style and I can’t wait!! This will be lots of fun~

April W. - February 23, 2010 - 5:54 am

Fun!
I am having my show today! I am super excited!!!! πŸ˜€

Amy Evans - February 23, 2010 - 5:15 am

Do we get one of these per item we order????? lol In that case I should be getting about 12?? Awesome idea Denise I cant wait to see if I get one!

incognito - February 23, 2010 - 4:32 am

This is going to be so fun!! I can’t wait!

christine - February 23, 2010 - 4:22 am

Great idea! Hope to get a tag. Seems like there was just a few orders πŸ™‚ hmmmmm thousands!?!

tree*head - February 23, 2010 - 12:05 am

Oh crossing my fingers for one! What a neat idea Denise! Thanks!

*TKJT* - February 22, 2010 - 11:58 pm

Oh gosh I’m hoping for one!! My order wasn’t place until the evening of the first day …nervous…

Skye Johansen - February 22, 2010 - 11:10 pm

I can still hear the millions of key tags being dug through for the amazing race, how many of these did you get made? Seems like 100,000!

Monika - February 22, 2010 - 10:37 pm

My girls are so excited for the key tag!! Another thingy to hang on a backpack =).

Twinsrus2005 - February 22, 2010 - 10:36 pm

That sounds like so much fun…kinda like the Travelocity traveling Gnome…except traveling key tags!! Can’t wait to see all the neat places the key tags get to travel to.

Katie M. - February 22, 2010 - 10:25 pm

thats such a fun way to keep the excitment going- I love it! My favorite part of them is that it says ‘band member’ hehe- for some reason thats awesome to me!
Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to start overseeing the packing this week- cant wait to get the shipping notice for our opening day orders!

Linda - February 22, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Oh, how fun! That’s a great idea. It will be fun to see the photos that come back – please share them on the blog!

Amitha - February 22, 2010 - 9:49 pm

Oh my~ this is going to be more fun that I thought!! You are so dang creative and I can’t wait to see where these keys “GO”!!

Holly's Mama - February 22, 2010 - 9:30 pm

How fun!!! I hope I get a room key with my order! The fun part will be thinking of somewhere cool to take the photo of the key…

Darlene Burchfield - February 22, 2010 - 9:20 pm

Was just wondering if anyone knows the time frame of when our orders will start to arrive…. the waiting is just soooo hard, it’s worse than Christmas as a kid!! :0) LOL! I cannot wait to see our new beautiful outfits! And I sure hope I receive a key tag!! How cool!

Isabella's Mom - February 22, 2010 - 8:47 pm

Isabella already has plans of where she can put it on her Christmas tree.
Great idea!!

Kendall Lilly's Mama - February 22, 2010 - 8:44 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Looking forward to getting my little box and watching Kendall Lilly twirl in her MJC:)

Kristi - February 22, 2010 - 8:44 pm

THAT is the cutest idea ever! I totally remember these key tags from when I was younger and going on trips in the summer with my parents. LONG before the key cards started! Funny how something so small can bring back such great memories. πŸ™‚

Mary R. - February 22, 2010 - 8:31 pm

Oh, my gosh! What a super cute and original idea! I can’t wait! Thanks, Denise et al…only you could make shopping so stinkin’ fun!

Sally Escuin - February 22, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Very neat idea. Can’t wait to get my order.

megg - February 22, 2010 - 8:15 pm

What a great idea, sounds fun!

Meredith Klobucnik - February 22, 2010 - 8:09 pm

I love it!!! What a FABULOUS idea, I am crossing my fingers my order placed on the first day in the am comes with a key.

Beautifulclothing - February 22, 2010 - 8:06 pm

That is a very cute idea!

Lisa Marie - February 22, 2010 - 8:05 pm

tee hee hee
can’t wait!
fingers crossed!