Another rambling…

And today was our first official Board Meeting. I feel like I need to capitalize that cuz it’s pretty fancy, well, I think it is pretty fancy. But I will say, and maybe I should not cuz I never know who reads my blog, but no one was wearing a suit.  Didn’t you think guys wore suits at Board Meetings? Nope, not at Matilda Jane. No time for that, we all roll our sleeves up and dig in deep to the culture, commitment we have as brand and what we can do to make our little company better by the day.  There was a lot of brain power in that room. Lots of good questions to keep me thinking about where we were and who we are today and most importantly…who do we want to be.  And of course, I wanna be that small company who has time to chat with a customer on the phone, building relationships, sharing stories mom to mom and all while keeping our little girls little for as long as we can. And no that is not my “refined statement”, it is just off the top of my head. All, policy and procedure aside that is what I want. I love watching your kids grown through the photos I see daily. We all love making friends and sharing stories.  And I am not sure how to say this right, but I love how we are all in it together. You guys watched me grow on ebay, at art fairs, when I sold online and still today.  I love that feeling and I am very loyal to you and want  nothing more than to stay true to you and what you expect of me.  It gets hard sometimes cuz there’s more of you and only one of me but all of us at MJC will continue to do our best.

Okay, gosh,I go off on tangents. I was going to talk about how excited we are all getting for our trip to Africa. When someone ask me what I am going to do, I kinda get caught off guard. I am not going to bring a ton of gifts or paint a ton of rooms, I really want to just go hangout with the kids and moms and dads. I want to build new relationships and if I leave with one new lifetime friends I will be over the moon.  Ahhh and I just remembered Mitzi from Livie and Luca is coming. Oh, yes!! That girl is contagious. All my girls are.

Whelp I hear the car door shutting. The kids are home and I am off to get dinner out of the oven.

     
Stephanie Roehr - November 1, 2012 - 5:41 pm

cherry berry

cherry berry pie

cherry berry tart

cherry berry struedel

Lil - November 1, 2012 - 3:28 am

Not sure what happened. It’s not showing up or as pending. Love the idea. Love what your doing. I believe in Karma and Unforeseen Angels and a reason WHY things Happen. Love it! <3

yoga_lat_te - October 31, 2012 - 11:57 am

And I think that’s exactly what those kids, moms & dads are looking forward to doing also: Meeting & making friends. The more people I meet, the more strongly I believe that we all -regardless of where we come from (here or abroad), cultural backgrounds, etc.- are & want the same: health & happiness for our family & friends. Love the Winter Line sneak peak, by the way 🙂

Joy Williams - October 30, 2012 - 10:51 pm

I love the company that you have become. I somewhat secretly miss those days when I didn’t have to be fast to get platinum, lol! I’m so excited for your Africa trip! To be able to do the things that you do and to know how you truly care, it’s amazing! I took a big step for me today too and FINALLY submitted my trunk keeper application after wanting to become one for years now! Happy travels!!!

Melanie Howard - October 30, 2012 - 9:54 pm

I am so excited for you & MJC & all the places you are going & the way you are doing it! Your first Board Meeting, how wonderful & definitely worthy of capital letters!
And thanks for the little peak at the Holiday collection, LOVE!!! (But really, I didn’t expect any less!)

Rhonda - October 30, 2012 - 9:40 pm

Love this image!!

Mitzi Rivas - October 30, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Denise, I love hearing this post. You are my kindred spirit. I am so honored to take the Africa journey with you and the crew. I am preparing myself to serve and give, give, give! XO, Mitz

Jessica Nevermann - October 30, 2012 - 8:17 pm

I can picture you in your “board room” with that amazing light hanging above your table… We all have faith in you! I am certain you made us all proud!!! Jessica

Denise - October 30, 2012 - 8:13 pm

Jennifer-
Ha never!! That’s just “me” and that’ll never change!

Jennifer Shultz - October 30, 2012 - 7:33 pm

I am so excited for you and your growing company, but I hope you don’t get to big for these posts or your silly instagram pics…they are what keep me addicted 🙂

Chrissie Clark - October 30, 2012 - 7:13 pm

Speaking in your customer service- wow! Its phenomenal. Becky, Mindy, Tosha, Alecia, Thank you! Always so sweet and helpful. My little one is 16 months, so we are still in the little sizes. We rarely ever get our sizes even on the release day. So, the ladies at mj are my mj fairies, … So sweet and patient!

Kim Kohler - October 30, 2012 - 6:45 pm

Who took this photo? I love it!

Kari Bennett - October 30, 2012 - 5:41 pm

LOVE the sneak peek! Thank you!! xoxo
I just was talking to Jami today about our field day in Africa and I was teary eyed. I can’t wait. Lot’s of fun things planned!