Almost Home

I already know I am going to love this week. So much anticipation brewing, so many boxes being packed and unpacked getting ready for the big game and so much spring cleaning going on.  And for our new gals it is almost as if they entered Spring Training. Oh, this is crazy (as I rub my face with both hands), wow, how have we grown this much? Seriously, I do not feel it but when Lynette tells me we have 175 Tk’s and Becky tells me we have 900 on the guest list for the Pre-party I’m a little overwhelmed. Last year it was 130 Tk’s (?) and 300 on the guest list! It’s like a whole new ballgame. Ya, Lynette even told me she would call the Mayor and beg for help to find the perfect place. Ya, my backyard may be a little too small. Though I love it!.  But I will say I am stubborn. I refuse to have a party inside a convention hall. No way. And the girls pretty much know don’t bother to bring up that suggestion. To me a true Art Fair is all about outside and setting up tents.

So many things on the horizon, so many things I cannot wait to show you.We’ve got an amazing partnership to share,  3 girls trying to raise funds to get to Africa, a huge Habitat for Humanity Auction, the Charity Dress (which, I have not forgotten about),  and what is so close to my heart is all the money we have raised just this month for Turnstone through Joe’s Turn bags and ticket sales!

daydreambelieverneverhomecomingqueen - January 24, 2012 - 5:56 am

another emilia dress! yay! our fav! how about a pink one next spring? please?!

Stacie Petta - January 23, 2012 - 7:36 pm

I can’t believe there are 900 on the party list!!! It’s 3x as many as last year!

yoga_lat_te - January 23, 2012 - 11:55 am

L-o-v-e the ‘photos! Thank you so much for sharing!! It’s probably just me, but some of the prints remind me of those from some of the pieces my now-9-year old wore as a 3-, 4-, 5-year-old … the very ones that I first fell in love with. On a separate note: 900 people … that is utterly amazing … it’s kind of funny … because I was just telling my husband the other night how this one time … a very long time ago, it seems, but not really … he and I, with our then-a-toddler daighter in tow, were at the Broad Ripple Art Fair, and I was “determined” to go to your booth; you would not believe how so excited I was when I actually saw you there inside the booth! Alas … to me, it was like running into a *super star* totally unexpectedly, and I completely froze …. So … to all those 900 lucky ones …: Don’t be like me (I am rather shy, by the way)! Seize the moment (and I am also absolutely sure that you all will find Denise to be one of the most down-to-earth people you will ever meet …)!! Would still love to meet you in person some day, though, Denise!!!

kids accessories - January 23, 2012 - 6:09 am

I’m glad that there are people that willing to help other people like raising fund in a way of selling bags and ticket.

Rachael swanson - January 22, 2012 - 6:47 pm

What is happening to me??? I can’t stop checking the website & blog!!!

Is it wrong my daughters closet is nearly all MJ & I get a lil let down when anyone tries to gift her clothes that are not MJ??
Counting down the seconds till the release:)

Trudy Cihak - January 22, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Looking forward to seeing the whole collection in person. It is going to be a very sad day at our house when my DD does not fit in MJC anymore.

beautifulclothing - January 22, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Can we see some momma clothes…..PLEASEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Kristen - January 22, 2012 - 3:42 pm

The mom in me is wanting to hollar at those girls to BE CAREFUL WITH THAT ICE CREAM! Those are MATILDA JANE outfits you’re wearing! One day my then-3-year-old was eating and she said, “Momma, is this shirt Matilda Jane?” and I said no, and she said, “So I’m allowed to dribble on it?” He he. Sure kid, go ahead.

beautifulclothing - January 22, 2012 - 3:41 pm

I am so excited!

Denise - January 22, 2012 - 3:36 pm

ha, Erica- That is on my list!!!

Wendy S - January 22, 2012 - 3:16 pm

I am absolutely LOVING Serendipity! The yummy colors… complete perfection. And the fabrics… this is exactly why I fell in love Matilda Jane, all of those sweet vintage inspired prints. Can’t WAIT to get this collection this on my little girl!!! Seriously CANNOT wait.

Erica - January 22, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Ask Tom Henry if you can use Headwaters Park!

Erin - January 22, 2012 - 1:24 pm

oops, just realized my last comment was under the wrong blog post, and the comment link is now gone for the naming contest….
but if not too late, please consider my daughter Morgan Elizabeth or her nickname Sugar Bean

Erin M (3) - January 22, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Oh my goodness!!!! Love the sneak peek! Love x 100. May be my fave since gypsy blue!

Jessica Nevermann - January 22, 2012 - 1:01 pm

GAME ON!!! Spring training rocked and I have my game face ready…Bring on the cracker jack baby ’cause Serendipity is so sweet it’s sure to be a grand slam!!

Brandi Samm - January 22, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Can’t wait!!!

michelle yager-french - January 22, 2012 - 12:50 pm

We are all just as excited at you guys!! Thanks for everything!

Jill L. - January 22, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Love the juxtaposition of the girly outfits on the ball field! 🙂

Chapel Kershaw - January 22, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Can we PLEASE have some BOY sneak peeks???? 🙂 PRETTY PLEASE!!!!!!!! 🙂