Drumroll please…

Ava was so sweet.  Her mom made the mistake of telling her we had a “splash pad” if you know what that is. Me, I call it holes in the cement that squirt water. Well, she has been dying to come over. I should’ve had my camera when she jumped out of the car in her little MJC Knickers, sparkly shoes, Hammond Bay tee, hulla hoop and topped of with a big rose in her hair. Oh, Ava love that girl.

We played for a while then they invited my boys up to skate. I could go on about how proud I am of my boys but I’ll save that till another day, cuz today isn’t about me…or them.  It’s about the winners of the 435 contest. Oh, but first, let me just tell you how cute it was watching Miss Ava suit up for hockey, totally showing the boys up, and not just mine. The best part was watching her in the locker room get perfectly dressed in her MJC’s studying herself in the mirror as she placed her rose in her hair perfectly. It was so…, just neat, almost unexpected to see such a girly girl in a locker room surrounded by hockey stuff. Ahh..the Life of a Girl.

“From school time, play time, party time to anytime; the world of girls reminds me of Matilda Jane. Every last one of them, unique, full of color and always unpredictable.” – Jami Davis

And there you have it, the winner of the 435 Contest, Jami Davis and her video Life of a Girl. Congratulations Jami and we can hardly wait to meet you!!! And for my 2 runner up’ers you get a $300 gift card for some MJC goods. So head on over to 435 …. or order it up ….either way you get $300 on us. Oh, who are you?? Well, a huge congrats to “Beautiful” and “Mallory and Kate!!!”

I have to tell you, this was extremely hard. I seriously have been sitting here at this computer for over 2 hours trying to type this post. I wanted all of you to win, they were all so perfect in different ways. Thank you so much for all your time and effort. Thank you and we hope to see you all at 435!!!

Alyssa - June 16, 2010 - 6:58 am

any chance that you will be posting the winner and runner ups on the http://www.matildajaneclothing.com website? all of my friends are checking it to find out if we won! just a suggestion.

jenn - June 1, 2010 - 5:43 pm

Congrats to all~ I am more excited to see the picture of Ava..in her HOCKEY gear`! We are a hockey family and it is my dream for my daughter to play ice hockey..lol So sad I am not goning to be coming to 435 for the art fair and meet the boys and Ava.. 🙁

Sundee - June 1, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Congratulations to the winner! Your video was so sweet and touching. Definitely worthy of the win.

Ashlee - June 1, 2010 - 12:54 pm


Tonya - June 1, 2010 - 11:43 am

Thank you Denise and everyone at MJC for this experience. Congratulations Jami! Your video was beautiful and your little girls are adorable!!

Janella - June 1, 2010 - 10:03 am

I really like the idea about using the song “Beautiful” on your site, let’s face it that song was truely a huge hit with all us MJ fans!! Jami, I’m so happy for you I really enjoyed what you did, you truely captured a day in the life of a MJ girl!! Your photos were so sweet especially the 2 girls sharing in some fun together. Have fun on your trip! Denise, I love that turquoise rug and trunk you have sitting on your back patio!! Very stylish!!

~love - June 1, 2010 - 9:57 am

congratulations to all the finalists! i really did love the winner’s a lot!

Day to the Oh - June 1, 2010 - 8:42 am

Congrats, Jami!!!!! So excited for you! Just an idea, Denise: I think it would be really fun and totally awesome to upload the “Beautiful” song to your website, for at least a little while, as part of being runner up. It really makes me happy and gets my feet tapping and my girls dancing… might even make me buy more… just saying!!! LOL 😉 Anyhoo, nice to have a winner! Have a great day. xo

nammi - June 1, 2010 - 8:13 am

Congratulations to the winner – darling video. However, I have to say I was disappointed to see that the others that had made it to the final 5 (6) did not receive any kind of an award. Adjustments seemed to have been made along the way – 14 instead of the top 10; 6 instead of 5 finalists, and yet at the end, only the top 3 received any kind of an award or prize. I would have liked to have seen the other finalists receive a gift certificate also.

Chris - June 1, 2010 - 6:56 am

I knew one of the people that made it to the top 10 (top 12?) last year and all of them got some free clothing. Perhaps Denise plans to do that again this year as all of the top 14 deserve prizes!

Debbie - June 1, 2010 - 5:53 am

any chance that you will be posting the winner and runner ups on the http://www.matildajaneclothing.com website? all of my friends are checking it to find out if we won! just a suggestion.

JodiR - June 1, 2010 - 4:52 am

A huge congrats to the winner and runners up! You all did so great! Loved the entries. Have fun with your trip and goodies ladies. 🙂

gran - June 1, 2010 - 4:22 am

Oops, sorry about adding the e to your name Jami. Think you will be so happy and excited you many never have noticed.

gran - June 1, 2010 - 4:20 am

Congratulations to Jamie. Lots of work went into so many entries to show how much we all appreciate Matilda Jane Clothing Company.
The Ava and Joe pic is great.
Denise what are you going to do with all your extra time now?

Lisa M - June 1, 2010 - 3:35 am

Congrats to Jami! You will have the trip of a lifetime!! Congrats to the other finalists too… I don’t know how Denise and crew selected 🙂

Lisa and Crew - June 1, 2010 - 3:19 am

Denise, thank you so much for this opportunity and the $300.00 gift certificate! Ariana has been asking about the contest everyday. This has been so much fun for my whole family (even Papa was checking the blog everyday). Congrats to Life of a Girl and all the other participants-everyone really put their heart and soul into their entries!

Amanda Keeys - June 1, 2010 - 1:51 am

YAY!!! Congrats Jami, your video was so fabulous.

Terilyn Brown - May 31, 2010 - 10:15 pm

Congratulations!! So excited for all three of the winners!

Life of a Girl - May 31, 2010 - 10:00 pm

I am a lucky girl!! I feel so honored to have even made the top 10, but to actually win is just beyond me. I loved every one of the entries and wish we could ALL go just so I could meet the amazing women behind all of the soulful ideas. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I just think it’s heartwarming to see so many people get behind such a wonderful company and give it their best shot. I don’t know that any of us did it for the prize in the end (well, maybe a little.) I like to think there are just a lot of “Loyal Royals” out there who want to share their love with a company that just keeps on giving. What an unbelievable group of women! I’m proud to be part of it.

Holly's Mama - May 31, 2010 - 9:53 pm

Congratulations winners!!!

Mary Kay - May 31, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Congrats to Life of a Girl! I love the quote from Jami Davis on this blog– it sure sums up MJ!! It has been such a fun week and an honor having been selected into the top 14!!! Thank you!! Denise, I’m glad you & the 435 crew enjoyed my Holly Hobby story & I hope others did, too!! Kaydra asked everyday to see herself on Matilda Jane!!

Connie Helm - May 31, 2010 - 9:31 pm

Congratulations to the winner and also to the other 4 runner ups. I don’t know what the ground rules where for the contest, but I thought the winner was chosen by vote after narrowing it down to 14 out of 400. Then the pick was down to 5 out of 400. I’m not sure why it was narrowed down to 5 and then only 3 received an award for their efforts. It seems like the final 5 could all have received some type of award. I was disappointed that 2 of the top 5 didn’t receive anything at all!!

Debbie - May 31, 2010 - 9:26 pm

Mallory, Kate, and I couldn’t be happier for Jami! We loved her “Life of a Girl” video – it was wonderful! We are so happy with our $300 MJC gift card. . .thank you for our prize. My girls are fast asleep right now, but they will have a great surprise in the morning!

vanessa diel - May 31, 2010 - 9:06 pm

Congratulations Jami, what an awesome opportunity it will be to make that trip and meet everyone behind MJ.

Good luck picking just one beautiful girl, that would be so hard to do. I see so many beautiful little girls.

God Bless!

Tina M - May 31, 2010 - 9:00 pm

Congrats to Jami!!! & Kudos to the runners up as well! Great job everyone!!! :0)

Beautifulclothing - May 31, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Congrats to Life of a girl! I downloaded that song as soon as I saw the video. I love the song and the video. You deserve the win for sure. If you need someone to go with you I will go. lol Anyway, congrats to you and the others.

Carol - May 31, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Congrats to all the ladies, especially the winner. I do think the other 2 who made it into the top 5 should get at least $100.00 to spend. They all put so much time and effort into their projects. It must be a bit of a downer when they were all so close!

tree*head - May 31, 2010 - 8:14 pm

Congrats to the runners up as well!! I have that Beautiful song in my head all the time!

tree*head - May 31, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Congrats to Jami…loved that video!!

Monika - May 31, 2010 - 8:07 pm

Congratulations to Jami!! Her video was beyond adorable!

And how cute is Ava hugging Joe, so darling!