Christy sent over the most amazing pic that pretty much sums up the weather here, rainy and blustery. And this is the weekend I AM planting my garden, the rain will not get in my way. A few of the girls at work seem to have a little doubt in my gardening skills which I fully admit I have not tapped into yet. I am so gonna prove them wrong. Yup, and when ya’ll come to 435 you can see for yourself the mad gardening skills I am gonna develop. I can so do this.

So we pretty much spent this weekend cleaning and digging.ย  Admist this cleaning I found the best little surprise from Diane.

Thrown into the back of my car is a bunch of paper and stuff from the office that needs to come for work or what not.ย  I had thought I had put a little box in that stack a while ago, but totally never saw it again.ย  What appeared this weekend? The cutest little owl box with this wonderful necklace. It’s almost as if it were hiding until Mother’s Day! You think?

Alright, off the the hardware store for a fence to keep the bunnies out..

     
Lil - May 3, 2010 - 1:06 pm

Wow, what an amazing picture it’s so pretty it almost doesn’t look real, if you KWIM? It’s so perfect.

Love the necklace, what a nice gift..Wonder if they can get 4 names on one of those. lol

Have fun in the garden. ๐Ÿ™‚ Work it is, but yummy to!

Day to the Oh - May 3, 2010 - 12:03 pm

That first photo is spectacular fo’shizzle!!! Which Christy photog is this? Need to check her out. I’m getting a necklace for Mday too… my hubby bought it this morning and the receipt came through my email!!! Hahaha I’ll act really surprised… A for effort!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

mimi - May 3, 2010 - 11:11 am

Gardens are so much fun for the kids. The boys will love it, snakes and all:) Gotta plant some of those giant sunflowers. Our granddaughter did last year, they are no work at all, and are beautiful until fall.

Natalie - May 3, 2010 - 10:23 am

Holy cow that picture is amazing!! What a darling necklace. We did a garden one year and it was so rewarding for the kids, and me too ๐Ÿ˜‰

j.diddy! - May 3, 2010 - 8:00 am

cool pic. i love love love stamped necklaces!!!

Robin Amstutz - May 3, 2010 - 7:47 am

The first picture is just breathtaking!!

Carol - May 3, 2010 - 2:51 am

I so NEED to get a necklace like that! Please tell us where it’s from!! I’ll have to get it for myself, as my husband is not a ‘gift giver’… sigh Hope your gardening went well! Sincerely, Ms. Brown Thums!

Melanie H. - May 2, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Gorgeous photos & I have requested a similar necklace for Mother’s Day this year!

Way to go on the garden! We are hoping to put on in here soon, but hubby is concerned the deer will eat it all! What did you put in your garden?

Farah - May 2, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Yes for real!!!the animal control people said it was guarding my plants…

Denise - May 2, 2010 - 6:25 pm

Farah-
For real? Cuz I so do not want snakes in my garden..no way, no how

christine - May 2, 2010 - 5:03 pm

Gorgeous picture! I don’t mind planting during or right after the rain. I actually find it holds my planting easier. I love when everything starts growing….right after winter it just looks so sad and brown. Beautiful necklace…a really special piece.

Holly's Mama - May 2, 2010 - 3:49 pm

My husband is an excellent gardener and that is why our back and front yards look so nice. Me? I’m a horrible gardener and if my hubby wasn’t around I would be afraid to think what our yards would look like!!! Good luck with the gardening – you CAN do it!

Jennifer O. - May 2, 2010 - 3:39 pm

I love the picture..very pretty..thnks for sharing:) And the necklace very sweet…what is the soft silver ruffled item under it? I think it is probaly a shirt and looks like it would be stunning on:)Garden..umm good luck I know nothing and call my generation the lost one of many things..canning is one and in my case gardening also..lol

JJ - May 2, 2010 - 12:32 pm

where did they buy the necklace from??? Its amazing!

Amitha - May 2, 2010 - 10:52 am

More power to you on the gardening…I do NOT have a green thumb. LOL

Love the pictures and that necklace is gorgy!!

Farah - May 2, 2010 - 8:34 am

I planted my garden 4 weeks ago, and I had to protect it form all sorts of animals so we put a net on top of the plants. And one day we saw a snake stuck inside between the holes of the net!!! it appeared to be a good snake that protects the plants from the rats, so we just freed her back…
The pictures are amazing, and the neckless is just too darling…

mom2curls - May 2, 2010 - 8:29 am

What amazing photos!!! That first photo is breathtaking…Love the necklace as well, my dad is Joe and my brother is Gabe!!!

Jennifer Boe - May 2, 2010 - 8:07 am

I love the first picture it is amazing!

     
Jill - May 10, 2010 - 1:19 pm

Yeah…can’t wait to see all those little adorable girls in their rockin’ MJC

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Denise - May 3, 2010 - 12:22 pm

Hey-
Try emailing/calling her again…I’m sure she is just slammed with shows from the contest. Or you always contact the office and we may be able to help, 260.424.3511

Day to the Oh - May 3, 2010 - 12:00 pm

I contacted my Trunk Keeper as soon as I got the newsletter and still no reply on when the shows are in my area! Boo! I hope I don’t miss out!!! This is such a fun idea and a fabulous opportunity!!! Thanks for doing this! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

samantha - May 3, 2010 - 11:24 am

i have more than one matilda jane girl in miami.
the trunk keeper for this area?
also who is a trunk keeper in north carolina “outer banks” area.
i would love to work with you, and photograph some of your collection.
i love your style.
sam
http://www.samiamphotography.com

My Little Carolina Girl - May 1, 2010 - 6:48 pm

denise

being in indian do you ever make it to the Kentucky Derby. I grew up Lousville. Nothing beats the Kentucky Derby. I just got back from a Derby party in the Carolinas. However nothing beats being at the actual Derby.

If you haventy been you should go next year

christine - May 1, 2010 - 2:58 pm

PS….There are really some gorgeous pieces in Platinum! I love all the colors and the combinations! Very pretty!

christine - May 1, 2010 - 2:56 pm

Really cool!

JackieF - May 1, 2010 - 7:35 am

I recognize that gorgeous baby!

xoxotova - May 1, 2010 - 5:16 am

I sure do have a matilda jane girl.. but no local trunk keepers… I’ve hosted a show though!! Excited to hear more!

Holly's Mama - April 30, 2010 - 7:39 pm

So exciting!!!

Beautifulclothing - April 30, 2010 - 7:29 pm

I am excited about this as well as finding out more info about how to enter.

Duck, Duck, Goose

I can’t believe a few of you actually guessed it!! I’d tell you who but I have a huge headache and am too lazy to go through all the posts. I will tomorrow though. Reading through all the comments gave me some pretty dang good ideas though!! You should get an email tomorrow with the info, if not I’ll share it. man, I am so mean, huh?

I just got back from walking. Chrisย  (MJC Chris, Chelsa (sister n’ law), Giovanna (neighbor)) and I try to run 3/4 night a week. Well, last week Chris decided to be the running maniac and made us run real hard. Chelsa hurt her knee and so we have been trying to get back in the groove. Yes, I am blaming Chrisย  (LOL).ย  Okay, I admit it, it is a great excuse to slack. Anyways tonite when we were walking I decided since we couldn’t run I’d kick it up a bit and we’d do these knee raise things (think marching band). The result? 1. We looked like complete dorks, 2. We did get a few laughs (ha, especially when this guy drove by laughing and I yelled back “Wait till you see how great myย  A$@ is gonna look )ย  3. MY LEGS KILL.

The fundraiser for Joe and Christy was amazing. We went over my goal of 10k which we are all thrilled about. You guys are so wonderful to help out, I can’t thank you enough. And believe it or not, my sister Dayna (Miss Coolness who once told a lady I made real old-fashioned clothes like Little House on the Prairie) got some stuff. She looked so amazing in the Juniper Dress. It may help that she is 24, gorgeous as all get out and totally in shape. But that girl, man..for real she is trying to hatch 2 goose eggs in a cage, under a light with a thermometer. Oh, gotta love her.

Alrighty, you all have a great night and I’ll talk with you tomorrow!

Thanks Lidia for the great shots!

And one more cute little babe!!

     
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Beautifulclothing - April 30, 2010 - 7:28 pm

lol Darlene! I know how you feel. I crave to read her blogs.

Darlene Burchfield - April 30, 2010 - 6:26 pm

Denise… Girlfriend, where are you, I miss your posts :0)

Sundee - April 29, 2010 - 7:44 pm

I am so excited to have a show in May!! Tell me mamas are included in the model search (that was my guess) – or a mama and daughter duet!! I still think I am all that with my new hairdo. haha

AC's Mom - April 29, 2010 - 6:05 pm

Does anyone know if there will be more platinum on the way?

mimi - April 29, 2010 - 3:17 pm

Janella, I did see that cute circus ellie dress, late last night, but haven’t seen it today, and never saw the 4th of July top. I’m just going to keep a watch, hoping they will add more. The circus dress is amazing, love it. Just keep hitting refresh, maybe we’ll get lucky:)

Pamela - April 29, 2010 - 1:38 pm

Have you taken the Platinum website down for maintenance? Are you aware it is not working…thanks.

mom2curls - April 29, 2010 - 12:09 pm

Just wanted to say that I received my shipment from HB3 today and OH.MY.GOODNESS!!!!Everything is just PERFECT!!! Even my 2 year old said “mommy can I wear my new pretty dresses!!!!”

AC's Mom - April 29, 2010 - 11:24 am

I wanted to check to see if there were more additions and platinum isn’t working?

Janella - April 29, 2010 - 9:50 am

WOW!! Where is that darn Circus dress I saw it once and now I don’t. Could it really already be completely sold out?? I’ve checked several times and also don’t see the 4th of July Ellie??

Denise - April 29, 2010 - 8:34 am

Holly’s Mama- Thank you, that means a lot!!
Quite a Few of YOU- Ya, I just told David we need to add an “email sign up” link on the site. He’s on it, thank for the input, we appreciate it.

MJC fan - April 29, 2010 - 7:03 am

Read the comment about the additions to the platinum line – looked and did not see a 4th of July top – are these to come out later? how do I find about all this!? thanks

Lil - April 28, 2010 - 10:11 pm

Nice idea and i hope it turns out ok. Kind of sad for only one person on our group has a tker close to her. For me, It would be at least an 8 hour drive and since i never order from her but from a tker I have used for a while now. I wouldn’t feel right about it..

So I am out of luck!

Love the 4th of July Ellie, hope theres more to come!

AC's Mom - April 28, 2010 - 5:11 pm

Thanks for the additions to the platinum! OMG that circus dress is so cute! Can’t wait to get my hands on that and the 4th of july top!!! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

J.Diddy - April 28, 2010 - 3:39 pm

woot woot, model search. thought that might be it!!! cant wait to hear all the details……

Holly's Mama - April 28, 2010 - 11:25 am

I meet someone with a kind heart like you the other day. I was at a place that only accepted cash and Holly wanted a drink. I got the last $1.50 cash I had in my wallet out to pay the sales lady but I forgot about tax. ๐Ÿ™ I thought I was going to have to walk away with a screaming daughter and then this lady digs into her pockets and pays for the tax with her own money!!!! I thanked her profusely and walked away with a great happiness in my heart at the thought of that kind act from a random stranger. This person reminded me of you! Never stop being the sweet person you are because it definitely promotes happiness in the world. I know people complain and say horrible things but always know that you make a lot more people happy. I will never forget the kindness and generosity you have shown me and my daughter in the past.

Natalie - April 28, 2010 - 8:13 am

๐Ÿ™‚ Made my day…thanks!

Christy & Joe - April 28, 2010 - 7:57 am

Denise…you are so funny! The comment you made about your a**….I can totally hear you yelling that out to him!! lol Just wanted to say thank you again for all you’ve done for Joe and I…the fundraiser was so much fun, THANK YOU everyone who opened their hearts to help!!! I will definately keep everyone posted!!! Much LOVE!!!

Emily - April 28, 2010 - 1:14 am

Sounds like a fun idea, it really stinks for all of us that do not even have a TK in our state though ๐Ÿ™

Katie M - April 27, 2010 - 11:33 pm

cant wait to see all the cuties that enter. Its not looking like we will get to participate in this one because there’s not a TK close enough for an in home show around here- thats okay though – we will be generous and give all the other kids a shot at winning instead of us just taking first place LOL

Melody in Arizona - April 27, 2010 - 6:45 pm

The email comes from MJC. In order to qualify for the model part you need to host a show in May or something. Was really hoping for PJ’s or a 4th of july mini line ๐Ÿ™‚

MJC fan - April 27, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Does the email come from our trunk keeper or from the company?

Christi - April 27, 2010 - 2:58 pm

I didn’t get an email/newletter either ;(
How do I sign up for the future???

Darlene Burchfield - April 27, 2010 - 1:56 pm

I was right!!!! I was right!! So exciting!!! A model search… and NO my Trunk Keeper didn’t tell me… I asked but she wouldn’t even give me a clue!!! She was VERY tight lipped LOL…

jessica - April 27, 2010 - 1:40 pm

How do I get to recieve emails from Matilda Jane?

Emma's*Mommy - April 27, 2010 - 12:52 pm

Grrr!! I thought that model search was a good idea after someone guessed it. Just wish I had been the one to think of it myself. Oh well, that could still classify as an “Extravaganza” right? Maybe?

mom2curls - April 27, 2010 - 12:52 pm

Did not receive the email yet, however that was my guess!!!!!

DKW - April 27, 2010 - 12:08 pm

Just got the e-mail – they are looking for a little girl model for the Fall 2010 line!

Beautifulclothing - April 27, 2010 - 11:45 am

I am not patient either…………….

Katie M - April 27, 2010 - 11:10 am

*sigh* I keep checking my inbox for the newsletter and nothing yet. Im gonna say that Patience is not one of my virtues LOL Oh and Denise (((((HUGS)))) hehe

mimi - April 27, 2010 - 10:12 am

So happy to hear that the fundraiser went so well. Beautiful pictures of those sweet girls. Love that parasol with the sun shining throught it.

TKJT - April 27, 2010 - 8:38 am

OMG or a surprise summer line…oh no…I’d be SO broke…

TKJT - April 27, 2010 - 8:36 am

Is it special jane only items like you’ve done in the past? or like last year where there were special dresses (happiness & xanadu) that were only available for in home shows?

gran - April 27, 2010 - 3:35 am

Absolutely fantastic re. the fundraiser!!!! So looking forward to pictures of a new family member for the Shampire family in the near future.
Will be checking blog often for the answer to the latest suspense filled contest.

J.Diddy - April 26, 2010 - 10:49 pm

burn is good…lol, means you actually worked hard! ๐Ÿ™‚

cant wait to hear what is the big secret!

Stacey - April 26, 2010 - 8:43 pm

All I can picture is Mr. Brewster coaching us in Jr. High to coincide with your running comment. Good for you!
Great news about Joe and Christy, too! Glad it exceeded your expectations!

Mary Kay - April 26, 2010 - 8:30 pm

I won’t be able to sleep tonight…..too much suspense! Love the Little House on the Prairie comment from your sister (which was one of my favorite shows)! When my daughter wore her first Matilda Jane outfit(Daisy Lace dress and goldie ruffles) last year on Mother’s Day, my husband asked where she got her Little House on the Prairie outfit. He has since beocme very informed about MJ!!!

Emma's*Mommy - April 26, 2010 - 8:10 pm

Sigh. Only one more day…promise?

Joann E - April 26, 2010 - 7:55 pm

Congrats on the fundraiser!:)

Jennifer Boe - April 26, 2010 - 7:47 pm

I am so excited about the fundraiser!!!! As a mother of two adopted children adoption is so special to me. I can’t wait to hear the good news and see the pictures when the stork brings that sweet baby.

Beautifulclothing - April 26, 2010 - 7:46 pm

I can’t wait to find out tomorrow. SO EXCITED to find out who guessed it. Good night.

Farah - April 26, 2010 - 7:27 pm

Good for you girl, I liked what you said to the man in the car:)

DKW - April 26, 2010 - 6:52 pm

Okay, did I miss it or something? Did the latest post tell us what the big surprise is?? I’m dying here! Congrats on the fundraiser – such an incredible, special cause.