Five for Fate

Call me crazy…but it may be fate. Fate that has been in the works for 5 years. After all I am going to Tokyo tomorrow. 5 years ago TODAY I posted…

January 04, 2009

A few good things…..

Gwen-fragrance

This may be my newest addiction.Β  Yes, they are not new, but new to me. I am telling you not only are they the prettiest eye candy around they smell even better. I am so gonna find an excuse to buy them all.

And now tomorrow I am going to land of Harajuku girls. So here is the deal. Sam and I will blog daily and you might want to read. It’ll be a week of fun contests just like the good ‘ole days. We’ve got one of the best Spring lines ever about ready to launch so I’m pretty sure I can come up with some pretty good prizes. We have a 3 hours delay in Detroit so we’ll tackle a nice list for you….. in the meantime, to kick off the fun leave a comment with your favorite contest we’ve done in the past. New to Matilda Jane? Well, then leave a comment of a contest you would love.

Hmmm..the random prize? How about we’ll pick 3 of you for 3 of your fave pieces from Collection One of Spring 2014? Sound good? Ha, I feel like this is gonna be one of those..best weeks ever!

 

     
Krystal Colon - January 7, 2014 - 10:59 pm

We love any of the “Name that Dress” Blog Contests!

Starly - January 6, 2014 - 10:15 am

I’m pretty new but I love naming contests =)

Lillie - January 5, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Wow, this is a hard one, you used to do so many… I think the ones when about 1/2 of us made up Gang’sta names. I would laugh so hard I cried 2-3 O’clock in the morning.
However the best gift for me was getting to help name Sugar land.

So many GREAT memories and cool games.
Back then we were few but I think we knew who the winner was… πŸ™‚ Glad to see you out and having some fun!

Kathy stockdale - January 5, 2014 - 9:52 pm

NAME THE DRESS!!!!!

Tonya M - January 5, 2014 - 9:49 pm

PhotoLove… love seeing all the fabulous ideas and images!!!

Stefanie Sjaarda - January 5, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Oh boy do I love the Name that Dress Thursdays!! It’s neat to try to come up with something original and fun to read other name ideas!

Robyn - January 5, 2014 - 8:48 pm

I’m not sure if they are “contests” – but the nominations for pay-it-forward are great to see πŸ™‚

Natalie - January 5, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Contest..new to your blog but I would love to have a contest to name an entire collection of clothes. And I would love a MJ modeling contest for my girls!

Ashley tucker - January 5, 2014 - 4:56 pm

I think a contest to name the line would be so fun!!! I’m a new MJ addict and couldn’t be more excited for the spring release. Enjoy japan!

Amy McKay - January 5, 2014 - 4:50 pm

I love any contest that allows us to post pics of our girls in mj!! I also would love to see a contest where we could encourage our TKs or maybe win them a trip to conference. They work so hard to help us all yr, it would be incredible to be able to give back to them!:)

Amy McKay - January 5, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Any of the contest that deals with taking pics of our girls in mj is fun!!! Maybe a contest where we could encourage our TKs or win them a free trip to conference. They work so hard for us and it would be fun to give back to them:)

Wendy J - January 5, 2014 - 4:29 pm

LOVED the contest where you got to say why your trunk keeper was a keeper!

Carrie b - January 5, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Photos of little ones in real life- naming a piece

Rachel - January 5, 2014 - 3:20 pm

i love the picture contests!!!

Amy - January 5, 2014 - 3:15 pm

I have enjoyed all your contests…still waiting to win one!

Wishing you SAFE travels and a super fun trip!

Thanks for all you do!

Amber - January 5, 2014 - 3:01 pm

HOLY Awesome!! Hope I’m not too late πŸ™‚ My favorite contest was when you asked us to tell us what Lynette’s favorite hobby was..I couldn’t guess it of course but it was so fun to try.

Stacey C. - January 5, 2014 - 2:34 pm

I’m a very “selective” pinner and I loved the pinterest contest… I never would have created such a cute board without that little prompting… Fun!

Hannah - January 5, 2014 - 2:07 pm

I love photo scavenger hunts or a creativity challenge…which I’d totally lose…but it would still be fun!

Elizabeth Bailey - January 5, 2014 - 2:05 pm

I love any contest you come up with! I can’t wait to see the Spring 2014 line!

Nicole - January 5, 2014 - 1:29 pm

I love all the random contests and everything about Matilda Jane.

Alicia - January 5, 2014 - 1:15 pm

I love the contests where we get to learn a little bit about the MJC girls. How about a what are we drinking or what Starbucks drink am I contest? Safe travels!

Michelle Ackerson - January 5, 2014 - 1:08 pm

I am a fan of the share the love contests!

Tracy - January 5, 2014 - 1:06 pm

I’m a newbie! You create unique & beautiful clothes for my girly-girl.
Games to play while snow stranded at airports!

I had to GOOGLE what “Harajuku” was : ) Stefani’s dancers came up & from there on it went in many directions. It sounds as though you are heading to an area of this world where females take their fashion, make-up & entertainment to perfection- female artisans.

Joy - January 5, 2014 - 1:01 pm

totally love the photo contests!

Abby - January 5, 2014 - 12:50 pm

My favorite was the Field Trip name that item contest! It was a blast!

Mary Robichaux - January 5, 2014 - 12:46 pm

I love the photo contest!! Fav ever!!! πŸ™‚

Shannon Finn - January 5, 2014 - 12:42 pm

I am fairly new to MJ only since last Spring,and I would love a contest where we could win one custom dress that was made based on our Daughter’s favorite things.:)

Sundee - January 5, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Hi!! Have a great trip! We are expecting temps of -50 with wind chill, so just the thought of anything spring is fun!!

Beth G - January 5, 2014 - 12:03 pm

I like the contest you have for photographers! I love to see the creativity from shooters out there!

Amanda Ostbloom - January 5, 2014 - 12:01 pm

I have seen several people come up with really neat ideas using MJC buttons, bags, and fabric. I would love to see a contest for those to enter their MJC creations using only those items. Could also auction off the top 10 for charity!

callie - January 5, 2014 - 11:55 am

relatively new to MJ, never been to a trunk show, so I think naming an individual piece of clothing would be fun, or naming the first piece I buy from a show. can’t wait to see the new collection, which 3 girls it could be trouble. πŸ˜‰

Nicole dezendorf - January 5, 2014 - 11:34 am

I really enjoyed the photo contest. I loved seeing how creative everyone was with the same dress

Sugey S - January 5, 2014 - 11:15 am

I LOVE Name the

Libby S - January 5, 2014 - 11:13 am

I’m new to MJ! I’m sure that all of the contests are super fun! I’ve been reading the other comments and it seems that everyone loves the ‘Name the New Line’ contest! Naming individual pieces would be fun too! I love all of the fun creative names! I am super excited about the spring collection! πŸ™‚ Have a great trip!

Rachel - January 5, 2014 - 11:05 am

Right before Hotline came out you had a week or 2 of daily contests building up to the release. I can’t even remember all the contests but I remember how awesome fun they were and I remember meeting some very wonderful ladies through the comments that I’m still friends with today. I still have the dress my kylee won that week. Way too small but to precious to give away.

Sara T - January 5, 2014 - 10:58 am

oohhh! Have a fabulous time! I agree, name the dress is one of my favs. Always fun to see the creative names πŸ™‚

Missy Jungling - January 5, 2014 - 10:48 am

So nice to “See” you back in action! one of my favorite contests is when you do the platinum early shopping passes and the early shopping for art fair!

Melissa Simmons - January 5, 2014 - 10:45 am

Love the name that dress contests!

Alicia Wilson - January 5, 2014 - 10:44 am

Contest- “Where has your Matilda Jane Been?” Use a cutout doll dressed in Matilda Jane and take pics of where you and your Matilda Jane go. Maybe your doll goes to Tokyo!!

Jamie R - January 5, 2014 - 10:29 am

My favoirite contest was the Art Fair contest. I loved seeing all the creative entries.

Cara - January 5, 2014 - 10:28 am

I love the contests for naming the pieces.

Beth Daniels - January 5, 2014 - 10:28 am

My favorite contest was last years New Years contest where we had to leave our New Years resolution…there were some heartfelt and very inspiring ideas! LOVED reading them and getting new ideas!❀️

Darby N - January 5, 2014 - 10:10 am

I really enjoyed the Valentines Day photo contest! <3

Jessica Landrigan - January 5, 2014 - 10:03 am

I think a website scavenger hunt would be really fun! πŸ™‚

Traci - January 5, 2014 - 10:00 am

I like the name the dress, it’s fun. But since I’m new to MJ a lot of the mix & match photo type contests are hard since I only own the newest line. So maybe something like this were we comment what we want to see from MJ in the future lines but random selected winners πŸ™‚

Jessica - January 5, 2014 - 9:59 am

You’ve always been so generous, it’s hard to remember all of the different contests. I’m more of a sophomore (not quite a veteran but not a freshman/newbie either). The first one I really remember is from July 2012 when some of the girls went to Flat Top Grille (my favorite place that we are at when we went to Art Fair last year) and we had to guess the spice alter ego of a few Platinum gals. It was fun and I became hooked to these blog contests πŸ™‚

Julie C - January 5, 2014 - 9:50 am

My favourite was the Paint by Numbers coloring contest. I loved seeing pics of little girls drawing and the finished product.

Melia D - January 5, 2014 - 9:50 am

How fun! Love the name the dress Wednesdays! πŸ™‚

Kristal Mullins - January 5, 2014 - 9:44 am

I’ve seen name the dress and love it! Can’t wait for more contests to participate in. I truly love MJ!

Allyson - January 5, 2014 - 9:42 am

Have a great trip!!! I loved the valentines day contest last year:)

Joslyn - January 5, 2014 - 9:41 am

I love post a photo type contests. The best partis seeing all the kiddos in their MJC❀️

Jennifer L. - January 5, 2014 - 9:40 am

Name that dress was fun but I always love the spread the love, though it is not really a contest, it is so nice and heartwarming to hear from the excited people who you bless!

Jessica Wagner - January 5, 2014 - 9:38 am

I would love a “me and my pet” contest, with the kids in their MJ.

Melissa - January 5, 2014 - 9:36 am

I liked the mesh bag contest. It reflects the creativity of mamas who love MJC bc of its uniqueness.

Alyssa P - January 5, 2014 - 9:35 am

My favorite contest was the 25 days of Christmas. Every day you gave away an amazing bag!

Ashley janis - January 5, 2014 - 9:30 am

I love the photo contests! So fun to see all the different combos!

Angela - January 5, 2014 - 9:30 am

I would love to see another photo contest!!

Tiffany - January 5, 2014 - 9:29 am

I loved the v-day contest! It was very cool to see how creative everyone got! For future contest, I am not sure if this has been done or not, but I would love to see a mix/match contest, where you had to take something from the new line and match it with something old πŸ˜‰

Madeleine S. - January 5, 2014 - 9:26 am

I liked when we had to guess who was who by only seeing their shoes πŸ™‚

Juliana Bedell - January 5, 2014 - 9:25 am

Yay! The Valentines day contest.
Winning Matilda Jane Clothes…..just dream come true !!!!!

Tiffany Joyner - January 5, 2014 - 9:25 am

We participated in the valentine love photo contest. Thought that was a cute idea.

Any Dawson - January 5, 2014 - 9:20 am

I always like your share the love contests and the Mother’s Day contests. I have been able to win for two of my sweetest Students. Seeing the smiles on the kids faces when they opened the package or wore the clothes to school was priceless.

Jackie Joyce - January 5, 2014 - 9:19 am

I loved the contest where people made up videos and songs about MJ- some of those videos were great!!

Adriana Winfrey - January 5, 2014 - 9:17 am

I love your clothing lines,

Cheri - January 5, 2014 - 9:14 am

How fun! I’m fairly new to Matilda Jane–my younger daughter just got her first dress and leggings a couple of weeks ago for
Christmas, and now I am obsessed!!! As far as a type of contest, I think random contests are the fairest. πŸ™‚

Dana Hatcher - January 5, 2014 - 9:08 am

I love the name that dress contest!!

Ashton Turner - January 5, 2014 - 9:00 am

Photo contests!

Rochelle - January 5, 2014 - 8:59 am

I would love a platinum contest. I love all the pieces!!!

Christina - January 5, 2014 - 8:57 am

I love the contests where you ask questions to which the answers are buried deep in your blog (re: nicknames for your sons, penny necklaces from your grandfather, etc.). Even when I don’t know the answer, it lets us in on more of the story behind MJC, and I think the personal touches of this company (handwritten notes in Platinum orders, etc.) are what make it the very best!

Looking forward to a fun week of contests!

Kari - January 5, 2014 - 8:56 am

I love spread the love. It is very heart warming to share with those who need a pick me up.

Laura - January 5, 2014 - 8:51 am

New to MJ….so don’t know about the contests, but want to say how much I love looking at all the dress and buying too! It’s like art work to me! I can’t wait for my dd to start wearing her MJ…She’s in 3 months right now!

sonya - January 5, 2014 - 8:49 am

Hope you have a great time! We recently moved to Korea with the Army and brought our MJ with us! It has been wonderful for our family to experience another culture. I’ll make my own contest: If you could be a super hero, what would your name be and what kind of awesome power would you have?

Carrie - January 5, 2014 - 8:47 am

I enjoy the name the dress ones of course. But I also crack up whenever there’s a match the whatever with the right girl. It makes me think about the fun you ladies must all have at work each day.

Ashley Schrader. - January 5, 2014 - 8:44 am

I liked the paint by numbers coloring page contest. I printed off a bunch of coloring sheets and my son colored a few while I colored mine. He loved coloring with me while his sister napped.

Jennifer Krebs - January 5, 2014 - 8:34 am

The first photo love contest!

TIFF B - January 5, 2014 - 8:32 am

I remember a contest one time to answer a math question when you and David were traveling and everyone trying to figure it out. That was fun πŸ™‚

Karen F - January 5, 2014 - 8:26 am

Name that dress πŸ™‚

Kolbi - January 5, 2014 - 8:24 am

My favorite contest, as well as the first one we participated in, was last year’s Valentine’s pic contest! There’s nothing much more girly than Valentine’s and Matilda Jane!! πŸ™‚

Jordan - January 5, 2014 - 8:24 am

Love Name That Dress! Have an amazing trip!

Lauren g - January 5, 2014 - 8:20 am

Pic of your favorite platinum on your dd! Or…name a mama dress item!

Stacey - January 5, 2014 - 8:19 am

I loved the Match the Pet to the Person and the Name the Dress contests. Have fun and bring back lots of fabric!!

Tracy DeBord - January 5, 2014 - 8:16 am

I love name that dress. People come up with some of the coolest ideas!

Shelli Knoch - January 5, 2014 - 8:16 am

Name the dress!

Pamela R. - January 5, 2014 - 8:08 am

Valentine’s Day 2013 was a fun one- lot’s of creative images.

Ashley - January 5, 2014 - 8:07 am

I think it would be cute to do a ‘daughters play in MJ’ video of different fun things girls do.

Brooke C - January 5, 2014 - 8:05 am

I love share the love. I also like random winners.

Amanda Smith - January 5, 2014 - 7:21 am

My little girl and I are new to MJ but I think that contests for “themed photos” would be fun, or maybe family photos that coordinate the non-MJ wearing members or the family in well.

We love our MJ!

Suzette Stroud - January 5, 2014 - 7:20 am

I loved the Valentine’s Day photo contest. What a great way to share photos of our sweet babies in their MJ!

Jenise Agostini - January 5, 2014 - 7:03 am

I would LOVE a picture contest! I love seeing everyones adorable kiddos in mj and finding new combinations i never thought about before! πŸ™‚ On a side note, I CAN’T WAIT for this spring collection!!! The sneak peeks are making me soo excited! (though my husband won’t be as excited haha)

Faith Davis - January 5, 2014 - 7:03 am

We heart the harajuku girls, too! Have you seen the kawaii crush toys? DD loves them. The Pinterest create your dream closet contest was my fav!

Natasha L - January 5, 2014 - 6:57 am

Love any contests that involve seeing others’ pictures in MJ. I didn’t know about the mesh bag contest, but it sounds like it was a good one, will have to search for it now! Enjoy your trip and your health!

deanna - January 5, 2014 - 6:54 am

I remember one contest I liked where you asked questions about MJ’s past (e.g. the name of your old blog, past employees, etc.). I didn’t know many answers but it was fun to try to google and search!

Melody Jones - January 5, 2014 - 6:52 am

New to MJ contests! I love Valentine’s Day and my daughter’s birthday is the day before, so maybe you could do a V-day contest? πŸ˜‰ Hope you have a fun and safe trip. Blessings!

XOXO,
Mel

Melissa Conn - January 5, 2014 - 6:49 am

I loooove the contests where we help name a dress!! Always fun to see what people come up with lol!

Megan - January 5, 2014 - 6:35 am

Photo love!

Jennifer r - January 5, 2014 - 6:25 am

Mine would have to be the video contest you did.

Jamie - January 5, 2014 - 6:23 am

My fav were the photo contests, loved entering & also seeing everyone’s creativity. Safe travels!!

Courtney - January 5, 2014 - 6:12 am

I’m fairly new to MJ, but I liked the Spread the Love contest.

Donna Curtis - January 5, 2014 - 6:10 am

I love the raffle contests at art fair! Win the whole line, shop early, first I’m line! I haven’t won but equally as happy for the mommas that do!

Dawn Eison - January 5, 2014 - 6:06 am

Have to agree with most…Name the Dress! Have a fun and safe trip!

Mary C - January 5, 2014 - 5:43 am

My favorite was Molly Ringwald trivia last year πŸ™‚ so fun!

Sara Bright - January 5, 2014 - 5:23 am

I’m new to the Matilda Jane, but would love a name the dress contest!!!

Sarah - January 5, 2014 - 5:18 am

I love naming the dresses etc…
:0)

Jess - January 5, 2014 - 4:40 am

Sorry, I meant ‘Spread the Love’ contest! This is what I get for posting in the middle of the night while up with a teething baby πŸ™

Jen Haynes - January 5, 2014 - 4:30 am

Spread the Love has to be my favorite…it just makes me feel all warm inside seeing so many deserving people being thought of! Kudos to MJC for always giving back! Be safe and havr fun!

Jess - January 5, 2014 - 4:28 am

‘Thanks For Sharing’, contest by far! My sister-in-law won this year and was in shaking from happiness when she recieved her goodie box. Making someone feel so blessed, without them knowing you had anything to do with it, is truly an amazing feeling πŸ™‚

Lucky Luci - January 5, 2014 - 4:15 am

I love the contest where someone had to guess a song that was playing that you loved and it turned out to be the gentlemen from The Good Ones.

Melissa S. - January 5, 2014 - 4:02 am

Can’t wait to read about your adventures in the Far East! I would love a contest in which the winner gets to design and name a Platinum Knot to be sold on the MJC site. Have fun ladies- and eat some Yakitori for me!

Leigh - January 5, 2014 - 4:02 am

I loved the contest where people submitted ideas for recycling the mesh bags. I still use many of those ideas! So fun!

Laurie S - January 5, 2014 - 3:23 am

Loved seeing all the Paint By Numbers colourings!! Colouring contest! How fun is that!!

Lisa Albright - January 5, 2014 - 3:21 am

Picture contests are always fun! Pics of dads and Matilda Jane are definitely my fav! I’d love to see how MJC makes it around the world…

Ashley - January 5, 2014 - 3:08 am

Contest I would love – naming one piece of new collection! We love MJ!

Lisa B - January 5, 2014 - 2:58 am

I love the name your dress contests you did for a while – so fun to see a new creation and then whomever picked them name, got one! Best wishes in your travels – looking forward to the fun giveaways!

Trena Nelson - January 5, 2014 - 2:50 am

My favorite contest so far has been the dream closet! It was very fun making a dream closet on Pinterest. I also loved the paint by numbers color contest!

Looking back at older contests I also loved the tell us your funniest story involving clothing. It was fun reading everyone’s comments πŸ™‚

laura hawley - January 5, 2014 - 2:38 am

I’m new to the world of MJ but I would love to see a contest giving away tickets to this elusive at fair 2014 I keep hearing about. Since your traveling abroad maybe a “wear” in the world has your MJ been?

Kristy - January 5, 2014 - 1:38 am

I’m new, and I’m sure you’ve already done this. However, I’d like to see a contest in which contestants name a piece of clothing. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Have a great trip!

loryn lind - January 5, 2014 - 1:37 am

Safe travels! I am so excited for the spring line! I would love to see a contest that somehow involves a charity, but I have no real suggestions on how to implement it. Hmmm, or a contest on the lamest post ever (I think I may have just won) πŸ˜‰ woo-hoo

Katie Taylor - January 5, 2014 - 1:34 am

I LOVE the giving back at Christmas that you do!!

Alicia G - January 5, 2014 - 1:34 am

New to MJC and the blog but I’ve enjoyed the naming contests! Although not a contest exactly, Spread the Love was really amazing! The responses from the recipients on the Facebook page were so touching. What a wonderful gift.

Sarah Parker - January 5, 2014 - 1:31 am

Oh, I am new… About a year in I guess. I would love to play and win any game! I’ll be watching .. safe travels!

Shannon Werenka - January 5, 2014 - 1:28 am

I’m newish to MJ…I love the concept if this contest!!! Maybe a contest where you guys give away a OOAK piece to one lucky little lady? Thanks for allowing me to dress my daughter in clothes we both love ❀️

Kristin - January 5, 2014 - 1:24 am

This is my first time checking out the blog but I would love to see some adoptive moms share their journeys and you guys pick random winners from those! Every story is awesome so it would have to be random lol

Melanie Howard - January 5, 2014 - 1:23 am

I so totally remember that blog from 5 years ago & I’m sitting here like, that can’t have been FIVE years ago! Man, time flies!! First, have a fantastic trip!! Bet you are going to see so many cool sights! Speaking of sights, I can’t wait to see the Spring 14 collection!! I always love the colors of spring!!
Ok, favorite contests…hmmm, that is really tough because you have done some great ones! Truly, I like them all…from the random questions (oh, once there was one with a math question & I loved that because I love math!) to the ones where people send things in…I think they are always fun! Hope that you have a wonderful week traveling & thanks for doing a fun week of contests for us, too!! Here’s to a very Happy & Healthy 2014!!

Janelle McElhoe - January 5, 2014 - 1:20 am

I loved the model search this past fall and am very thankful my Lilly will be in the spring mix n match!

Glenda Alberti - January 5, 2014 - 1:18 am

The most fun is the naming contests where you can win the item, like Name That Hobo! It’s so fascinating reading all the creative suggestions. And I’m always super jealous of the winners, which is never me, but it’s still a blast!

Julie S. - January 5, 2014 - 1:16 am

You make such unique beautiful clothing that make girls and women feel confident! The contest I would like to see is : Who is the most influential women in the world to you?

Stephanie E - January 5, 2014 - 1:12 am

Posting favorite/unexpected combos of the new release. Can’t wait for spring!

Nikki - January 5, 2014 - 1:12 am

I love your “share the love” contests. Does that count? πŸ™‚

Christine Maloney - January 5, 2014 - 1:12 am

MJC is my newest addiction!! I only wish I had discovered MJC when my daughter was a toddler…I feel like we’ve missed out on so many sweet outfits. I would love a “name this piece” contest.

Gina B - January 5, 2014 - 1:12 am

I’m so excited for you girls! This blog is so full of life and excitement- it makes me smile πŸ™‚

My favorite contest was the one asking what MJC means to you. I remember reading entry after entry about the friendships created around and through Matilda Jane. It was so touching and I felt the “warm fuzzies” being shared the throughout the sisterhood of MJ world <3

Crystal - January 5, 2014 - 1:10 am

Guess the name of the spring line.

HeeJin Ramsey - January 5, 2014 - 1:07 am

I’m kinda new to MJ but my fave contest was Paint by Numbers coloring contest. Thanks for a chance to win & have a great time in Japan!

Deborah Koch - January 5, 2014 - 1:06 am

New to MJ and loving everything. I make vintage inspired flower headbands so i would love to see a contest with the best m2m accessory to finish the look of your gorgeous items.

Tala Humen - January 5, 2014 - 1:03 am

Random draw…. post 3 descriptive words describing matilda jane clothing:)

Red Sweetie - January 5, 2014 - 1:01 am

I think this is definitely fate! Have a safe trip!

PS. I love the Spread the Love campaign.

Mellissa Duffey - January 5, 2014 - 12:58 am

Hope you guys have an amazing time! Lots of love <3 can't wait to see the contests in store. I love the "name the dress" contests.

Ali - January 5, 2014 - 12:54 am

Guess the preggo bellies πŸ™‚ Gotta love baby bumps!!!! Be safe ladies – can’t wait for Feb!!!

Melody - January 5, 2014 - 12:52 am

I’m newer to MJ and have no idea what contests you’ve done in the last but how about a design a dress type contest? Similar to Livie and Luca’s recent design a shoe thing?

Dana Keopple - January 5, 2014 - 12:49 am

I love the share the love contest/giveaway!! I love seeing deserving moms surprised!

Stephanie E - January 5, 2014 - 12:46 am

One of my favorites was different foods and choosing which mj gal liked what.

jodi a - January 5, 2014 - 12:39 am

Love love all the contest…..my favorite was match the pets with the mjc girls

Amanda ijames - January 5, 2014 - 12:36 am

I love all the contests especially the name the dress / purse contest and Christmas contests!!!

Mary - January 5, 2014 - 12:36 am

My favorite contest was the Facebook contest where we could submit names for a few pieces of the field trip collection.

Amy Gatlin - January 5, 2014 - 12:35 am

I’ve been around less than a year! I’m having a blast buying for our daughter we adopted this year!! Can’t wait to see the new line!!!

Lauren Ottis - January 5, 2014 - 12:35 am

My favorite contest is your name that dress contest.

Kaleena Liedke - January 5, 2014 - 12:34 am

I loved when you asked for ideas of creative uses for the mesh bags that are now filling my home from all of your amazing clothes! I used one of the suggestions of packing a complete outfit in one when traveling and it was very helpful for my daughter’s clothes and helped me to be sure I had everything she needed and looked adorable in the process! I would love to hear more ideas-maybe things people do with the adorable tags or extra buttons??

Meredith - January 5, 2014 - 12:26 am

The Name the Dress contests are my favorite. It is fun to see everyone’s ideas about what the dress/bag etc. should be named.

Marla H. - January 5, 2014 - 12:25 am

This is not really a contest but I loved it when you use to randomly put little surprises in our packages of goodies from platinum or just randomly sent surprises to your customers! I remember you sending me a knot dress several years ago just out of the blue and it made my day! I think maybe you should start that up again… It doesn’t have to be big… I loved the fabric wrapped hanger you sent out once also… Those kind of things are sooooo fun!
I not sure if you would call those things contests… So just in case they don’t count, I say the name that dress one is a pretty nice contest. πŸ™‚

Barbie Harwell - January 5, 2014 - 12:24 am

I mozt enjoy your name the dress Thursdays here on the blog… I love the dresses & seeing what names everyone suggests!

Audrey - January 5, 2014 - 12:23 am

How about a line inspired by this trip? Would love to see a harajuku styled line. Cuteness overload!

Karen Julian Smith - January 5, 2014 - 12:22 am

So excited to see the spring line!

Kerry Petryk - January 5, 2014 - 12:22 am

Relatively new to MJ, but already obsessed! I thought the PBN coloring sheet contest was pretty creative and fun!!

Becky - January 5, 2014 - 12:21 am

I am a newbie so I have no idea what kind of contest you have had in the past. As for contest ideas…. I totally think the first person to comment on this post should get a prize ;). I have no ideas for contest, but I want to say enjoy Tokyo and I am excited to see the spring line when it comes out!!

Amy Vinson - January 5, 2014 - 12:20 am

I love the Name That Dress contest! It is fun to see the interesting names that moms come up with for the dresses!
Amy

Courtney Wilson - January 5, 2014 - 12:19 am

Hmmm… I loved the video contests – so fun to see people’s creativity! It would be fun to see a “design an art piece” based on the name of the spring line too (think Pinterest projects on chalkboard or canvas, paint, etc). Or maybe something like “Kid President’s 20 things people should say more often” (video on YouTube) except just have people write down on a paper and Instagram something they think people should say more often and use a certain MJ hashtag!

Lindsey Langhans - January 5, 2014 - 12:19 am

I love the name that dress contest!

Jamie Marschall - January 5, 2014 - 12:19 am

Name the dress is my favorite contest to date!

C Hamilton - January 5, 2014 - 12:18 am

I think my favorite “contest” would be something without a correct answer…maybe like an open ended question such as “If I could be anywhere in the world I would be ___________” or “My favorite thing to do at the beach is ____________”. Even if we lose we get fun ideas of other things to do or places to visit! πŸ™‚

Amanda White - January 5, 2014 - 12:17 am

I’m new to the contest! Would love to win for my beautiful princess! We are loving our PBN but we are looking forward to the spring release!!! Eeeek! I would love to see a contest that gives everyone an equal chance at winning!! Happy travels!!

Cherise Cartwright - January 5, 2014 - 12:16 am

I’m 4 months old in Matilda Jane world and I’m loving it! I’d love a contest that would include naming a piece of clothing for either a platinum or line item. Not sure if this has been done before. But it would be fabulous to name one after my daughter “Olivia Jane” she’s got a double first name.

Kathryn Vorkapich - January 5, 2014 - 12:16 am

Love the contest to name items πŸ™‚

Holly Bowery - January 5, 2014 - 12:14 am

I’m pretty new to MJ. Well I have been addicted for the past year but I like the name the hobo contest.

Meghan wise - January 5, 2014 - 12:13 am

I cannot pick one. Any MJC contest is the best around!!

Roxi Kendrick - January 5, 2014 - 12:11 am

Hooray for a new year! I like Name the Dress Thursday. I always think it would be so fun to be one of you lovely ladies coming up with the names for your beauties!

Melanie UC - January 5, 2014 - 12:07 am

My favorite contest was one where we shared our Art Fair memories. Art Fair is always one of my favorite times of the year, whether I am able to attend or not. I loved reading all the memories that were created during this magical time on the blog contest and sharing one of my own. Art Fair is such a special event that bring us together as friends and family. There are bonds made that last a lifetime and getting to shop is just an added bonus. I know I have several memories that will last forever and they always make me smile when I reflect on them.

Angela Thompson - January 5, 2014 - 12:07 am

I loved the year you sent out mommy clothes for either Easter or Mothers Day! It was so neat to help us mommys out!

Stacy yoc - January 5, 2014 - 12:06 am

Pick the name of one of the next platinum dresses. Or the name of a piece from the new spring line:)

Emily Casper - January 5, 2014 - 12:05 am

A movie quote quiz would be so much fun!

Jenny - January 5, 2014 - 12:05 am

I loved the paint by numbers coloring contest πŸ™‚

Betsy - January 5, 2014 - 12:04 am

I’m pretty sure I remember contests about the early days blogging…. Always my favorites. Have a great trip!

Danielle S. - January 5, 2014 - 12:04 am

P.S. Praying for safe travels for you and Sam!

Amanda Blockinger - January 5, 2014 - 12:03 am

I have 2 favorite contests that I can recall (hope that’s ok).
The first is when you ask to post pics of yourself at trunk shows. I love seeing them. For the longest time, I did not live by a local TK, so I loved seeing real shows through pics. Not to mention, all the details some add.
Secondly, I recall the GMTA post. I seriously LOL’d when I read that bc my MIL, SIL, & I ALWAYS abbreviate words. We just say the abbreviation, and we always know what we are talking about. :))

Brenda Harms - January 5, 2014 - 12:03 am

I would love to win. Can’t wait for the spring collection.

Danielle s. - January 5, 2014 - 12:02 am

My favorite contest was the design your own closet on Pinterest. You really got to see all the creativity that people had and some of their wishes, hopes, and dreams. I also love the name that dress Thursday!!!!!! I love trying to come up with a creative name and see what others guess too. Sometimes I am like “oh, I think that name is awesome! And sometimes I am like What?” Very fun to see what others think of a dress and sometimes they pick out things that I never saw.

Christina - January 5, 2014 - 12:02 am

Name the dress contest && daddy/daughters pictures are my favorites!! I love scrolling through all the entries

Elizabeth - January 4, 2014 - 11:59 pm

I loved ‘Name the Dress’. I entered many times but never won. It was still fun reading all the creative ideas. πŸ™‚

Stephanie T - January 4, 2014 - 11:58 pm

I love your “nominate a deserving person” contests!

Mackenzie - January 4, 2014 - 11:57 pm

My favorite contests always involve photos of our little loves!

Anna Prusa - January 4, 2014 - 11:57 pm

I’m new to MJ and loving it! A contest I would love to see…hmmm….how about a spot the MJ in a crowd photo contest.

Shanna S. - January 4, 2014 - 11:56 pm

My fave contest was the design a dream closet. I love pinterest anyway so it was a great excuse to research all the pieces I’d love to see in my daughter and I’s closets!! Hope you guys have safe travels!!

carli - January 4, 2014 - 11:56 pm

HB motel room keys..wasn’t there a drawing from the room number or am I making that up?

Mandy F - January 4, 2014 - 11:56 pm

I loved the closet contest where we all pinned stuff onto Pinterest. It was so fun to look at all the pins! Have a great trip, and stay safe!!

Adrienne - January 4, 2014 - 11:56 pm

I don’t know if you all have ever done it, but I like photo captioning contests. =)

Jenny Thompson - January 4, 2014 - 11:55 pm

I’d love to see a contest where you ask for outfit combinations. Although I’m sure I wouldn’t win this one …. I love getting ideas from other moms!

Sarah - January 4, 2014 - 11:55 pm

Name the Dress is always fun!

Emily - January 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm

Naming an outfit! One of my best friends won one of the names!

Kari Jaeckels - January 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm

Wow!!! I just realized that you do contests and prizes. Was so impressed by the random Christmas presents – what a caring company!!! I am not sure what other contests you have done – excited to learn more!!

Molly Seals - January 4, 2014 - 11:51 pm

Love your guess who contest! So neat to learn about the MJ group who makes these adorable clothes!

Nicole Martens - January 4, 2014 - 11:51 pm

I love all your photo contests! I’m new to the blog since last spring but I would love to win anything mj for my two darling daughters! Had be fun in Tokyo!

Linda Z - January 4, 2014 - 11:50 pm

Yayyyy, Sooooo glad to have you back Denise!! How about a fun scavenger hunt of Line pieces and Platinum pieces :)) Have an amazing trip! Looking forward to the blogs of the journey. Godspeed. Love and light.

Tiffany conroy - January 4, 2014 - 11:50 pm

Guess the Number of dresses for spring 2014

Joyce Cable - January 4, 2014 - 11:49 pm

So excited for you!!! I visited Tokyo, Japan the summer between my Sophomore and Junior year in high school, loved it!!! I would love to see a contest about what matilda jane and Harajuku girls have in common/not in common!!

Michelle Clark - January 4, 2014 - 11:49 pm

Hammond Bay room keys. Cute, green and still sitting in my jewelry box!

Linda - January 4, 2014 - 11:49 pm

I like name the dress and give thanks and pass it forward to someone else.

kelsey - January 4, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Would have to be the paint by numbers contest. I love any contest that brings out hidden creativity.

Rachele - January 4, 2014 - 11:46 pm

Photo contest!

Kathy beams - January 4, 2014 - 11:46 pm

The Pinterest contest was fun .

Dana - January 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm

I would be absolutely delighted (maybe not as excited as I would be if there was suddenly world peace and a cure for cancer) if this comment maker actually won a contest for my daughters! πŸ™‚

Lauren Zimmerman - January 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm

I loved when you would let customers name pieces from a collection or when you took suggestions for the Sugarland winter line.

jennifer c - January 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm

I loved the contest where you posted a collage pic and we had to pick out the ones that didn’t belong.

Traci H - January 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm

Favorite contest was creating photos videos etc. for trip to Art Fair! Safe travels!!!

Kristan Lindsey - January 4, 2014 - 11:44 pm

I eeally enjoyed the Spread the Love for teachers. Not sure it was really a contest, but there were winners so thought it technically would qualify.

Amy - January 4, 2014 - 11:43 pm

Love the name the dress Thursday!! Gives us stay at home mamas the chance to pretend we are dress designers for a day!! And it’s tons of fun!!
Amy

Candace Fuller - January 4, 2014 - 11:43 pm

I am new to Matilda Jane, but I adore your products and would love to see my little girl in them! What a generous contest!!

Cindy New - January 4, 2014 - 11:43 pm

I’m fairly new to MJ so I’ve never entered any of your contests, BUT I’m up for anything! LOVE your style & can’t wait for the spring line!!

McKinsey cavuoti - January 4, 2014 - 11:42 pm

Except I just realized there aren’t any comments posted, so maybe I wasn’t the first. So in that case, I think the contest should be if your name rhymes with CcKinsey Mavuoti. πŸ˜‰

Desiree - January 4, 2014 - 11:42 pm

I loved the interest contest where we pinned our favorite matilda jane dream closet items!!! Such fun.

Ashley - January 4, 2014 - 11:41 pm

Name that outfit!

Renae - January 4, 2014 - 11:40 pm

Have a fantastic trip girls. Can’t wait to see you guys. Sooner than later I hope. My fav contest was the one where you had the penny necklace from your grandfather in the picture. Loved the memory and the idea. Safe travels. Mwah.

Jennifer Haugh - January 4, 2014 - 11:40 pm

New to Matilda Jane….. I loved the people who were surprised over the holidays with packages of care! Would also love to see a cutest combo contest!

amanda - January 4, 2014 - 11:40 pm

yes!

Kristin Smith - January 4, 2014 - 11:38 pm

I would love to have a design your own piece using any previous fabric combination πŸ™‚

Sara McQuade - January 4, 2014 - 11:38 pm

New to Matilda Jane but I think my favorite kind of contest is a photo contest.

Vanessa - January 4, 2014 - 11:37 pm

The contest for the short stop video with girls holding signs- such a cute video!

Katie - January 4, 2014 - 11:37 pm

my favorite contest is this one because I have never won before and this may be my lucky chance!! πŸ™‚ Oh, and my daughter is 14 now and 5 years ago I started her little collection of Harajuku Lovers!! She has most of them and has collected them ever since.

Kati - January 4, 2014 - 11:37 pm

Every week is the best week ever with Matilda Jane! Have a wonderful trip!

Brittany - January 4, 2014 - 11:37 pm

New to MJ, but would love the chance to win a spring piece (or 3!) I would love a contest to name a new piece or pair new pieces for outfits!

Michelle Fitzsimmons - January 4, 2014 - 11:37 pm

My favorite giveaway y’all do is the Christmas one. Y’all are so generous to so many families!

Kelley - January 4, 2014 - 11:37 pm

Photo Love was my favorite contest! πŸ™‚

Addy Van Anne - January 4, 2014 - 11:36 pm

The funniest thing is this is the first blog post I ever read. I had just found out I was expecting a girl! I was intoxicated by this whole Matilda Jane world. I was determined to have my daughter in Matilda Jane as soon as possible, I started buying before she was even born. Good memories are the best. Have a fabulous trip ladies that will bring you good memories in the future.

Marisa Prevatt - January 4, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Love this contest! Thx πŸ™‚

Stacie Petta - January 4, 2014 - 11:35 pm

I just want to add to my comment above because I found the contest! “What does Matilda Jane Mean to Me!”

β€œDo what you love, don’t look back and never take it for granted that you are able to choose the life that you lead…”
~ Denise Demarchis

Monika M. - January 4, 2014 - 11:34 pm

Oh, I’ve missed your blog posts! I hope the fact that you’re going to Tokyo means you are feeling a lot better :)! Ok, my favorite good old contest was before Hotline released… the winner was the last comment and some of us chatted via your blog all night. I met some good friends thanks to that contest!!!

Valeria p - January 4, 2014 - 11:34 pm

April fools list

Dana Courter - January 4, 2014 - 11:33 pm

New to MJ. Would love a “name a piece” contest.

Amanda J - January 4, 2014 - 11:33 pm

I think the “share the love” contests are fantastic!

Kimberly Vick - January 4, 2014 - 11:33 pm

New to MJ. A mix and match contest would be cool. Or a remake contest.

Jenna Tripp - January 4, 2014 - 11:33 pm

We have to guess a city you are visiting

Ana M - January 4, 2014 - 11:33 pm

It’s not exactly a contest, but I love it when you all do Share the Love. More contests where you win something for yourself and for someone else would be great!

Stacie Petta - January 4, 2014 - 11:32 pm

I can’t remember exactly what it was called but I liked the contest where we had to send in a picture, an object, a story, etc. about something close or special to us and explain why it was so meaningful. I remember I had photographed two old watches and chose TIME and how important it is to live in the moment and cherish those moments because you won’t get them back. To take a step back and enjoy the sunshine, your children, a good book, or the beautiful world around us! The contest showed everyone’s artistic side! Loved it!

Brandi Bland - January 4, 2014 - 11:32 pm

Name that dress

Stephanie D - January 4, 2014 - 11:31 pm

I love name the dress for plat! So fun to get a plat preview!!

Lqqkme2 - January 4, 2014 - 11:31 pm

Have fun & we’ll surely do the same with all your fun contests! Eeeeks!!
My favorite contest MJ had was guessing/naming the Winter Collection that would become “Sugarland”. Even my hubby got involved with that one.

Jennifer Lambert - January 4, 2014 - 11:31 pm

I really enjoyed looking at all the “Paint By Numbers” artwork from the last contest! Some very talented mamas out there !!

April Orr - January 4, 2014 - 11:30 pm

I’d love a contest where the winners daughter got shot for the look book! I love seeing all the fun combos the Mommas put together!

susan - January 4, 2014 - 11:30 pm

Trivia questions on mj lines πŸ™‚

Krista Burgess - January 4, 2014 - 11:30 pm

I am fairly new to Matilda Jane but I LOVED the contest where the company gave a gift box to deserving families this Christmas. It has inspired me to do the same locally… Even if it is just one child.

Stephanie Donnelly - January 4, 2014 - 11:30 pm

I love the Plat Name The Dress!! It’s a great way to keep your biggest fans involved in what we LOVE!!β™₯(Hope that counts…lol)

Michelle B - January 4, 2014 - 11:29 pm

Loved the paint by numbers contest. It was neat to see the creativity behind each person’a work!

Andrea peery - January 4, 2014 - 11:28 pm

Loved the contest about Molly ringwald, and the song lyrics I believe…. Was real new when that one was played. All have been great! Love the name the dress Thursdays too. Have fun on your trip:). Andrea

Lindsay Dittmer - January 4, 2014 - 11:28 pm

I am a fairly new girl mom, new to MJ and love love love it! Every time I see a little girl that I think is dressed perfectly cute, she is wearing Matilda Jane, I think this before I ever even realize it is MJ. I don’t know what kind of contests you have done in the past but I think it would be an awesome prize to win Matilda Jane for a year πŸ™‚

Brandi P - January 4, 2014 - 11:28 pm

Hmmm favorite contest would have to be photo love. I LOVE. To see the creative ideas the photographers come up with. They always blow me away. If I could ave a smidge of that creativity I would be grateful. Haha

Have a safe wonderful trip!!

Xoxo

Heather Sorensen - January 4, 2014 - 11:28 pm

I love when you pick some one to name a new dress! How cool would it be to have a dress you named! The spring line sneak peaks look amazing, I cant wait!

Nikki Hottell - January 4, 2014 - 11:28 pm

A contest were we guess which “style” of MJ has had the most sells since the company began….like sarah tops, bennys leggings etc, I think it would be fun to guess and be interesting to know! This will be a fun week!!

Emily Harrison - January 4, 2014 - 11:27 pm

I’m loving the blogs! I’m new to MJ (bought my first piece in October…quiet green…fell in love and the rest is history!) how about the contest be we tell you why we love MJ so much. Have a fun and safe trip!

Holly C. - January 4, 2014 - 11:27 pm

My favorite contest has to be “Photo Love”
Beautiful clothes and photos!!!! I can’t think of a better combo!

Amy S - January 4, 2014 - 11:27 pm

I know it’s ongoing but Name the Dress.

Morgan D - January 4, 2014 - 11:26 pm

I love the “name the dress” contests!

Heather Montei - January 4, 2014 - 11:26 pm

I loved the recipe contest!! πŸ˜‰

Tracy a. H. - January 4, 2014 - 11:26 pm

Any contest with MJ would be grand!

Maria - January 4, 2014 - 11:26 pm

Favorite contest….gosh, there have been so many. I think my favorites have involved submitting pictures of all the cute little girls gracing your clothes. After all, that’s what this is all about. Looking back at those is fun too, to watch those little girls grow up. Can’t wait to see what you’ve dreamed up for the new line! <3

Brittnie Shultz - January 4, 2014 - 11:26 pm

Pretty sure id love ANY giveaway you could possibly do! Even if it were for a button πŸ˜‰ We love our MJ! Have a safe trip… Cant wait to read all your posts and see pics!!

Mckinsey cavuoti - January 4, 2014 - 11:25 pm

The contest should be for the first commenter! Duh!! πŸ™‚ have fun!!!

Heather Gruber - January 4, 2014 - 11:25 pm

I love the name the dress contests. It is always fun to read people’s creative responses!

Courtney Voss - January 4, 2014 - 11:25 pm

Safe travels! Hope you guys can get off the ground amidst all this snow πŸ˜‰

Dawnr - January 4, 2014 - 11:24 pm

My favorite contest was the one I won.. I can’t remember what it was though;) I received the cutest outfit ever!

Rebecca - January 4, 2014 - 11:24 pm

I’d like to see an MJ mix and match contest. Part of the rules could be must use items from 3 different lines. πŸ™‚

Camille Slaten - January 4, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Ill never forget your contests you would post on the MJC Facebook page while you were driving and bored in the car. πŸ™‚ I think one was for people to answer where you worked at a fast food restaurant. And I could be wrong but I think the answer was Wendy’s. :). I loved those spontaneous contests!

Katherine Slaugh - January 4, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Not new to MJC, but new to the blog. Sad, I know. That being said, I think a fun contest would be a sister set…two coordinating pieces/outfits in two different sizes!

Leah Ahn - January 4, 2014 - 11:22 pm

I loved the mama/ daughter/s pics submissions! I love looking at pics of “my people”. ;). Safe travels!

Tandy H. - January 4, 2014 - 11:22 pm

I always love the contests where you submit a pic! Safe travels =)

Amy B - January 4, 2014 - 11:21 pm

I like naming the pieces. My DD name is unique and I always hope we win and you use her sweet name!

Erin Halsey - January 4, 2014 - 11:21 pm

How about a picture contest? I am sure you’ve done one before but it would still be fun! πŸ™‚

Rachel Fields - January 4, 2014 - 11:21 pm

I hope you both have a wonderful time!!
Name that dress is a fun contest!

Leslie LaBarge - January 4, 2014 - 11:20 pm

Yay! So so happy for you. Praying for safe and happy travels! {and loads of fun too}.

I think my favorite contest was the MJC Dream Closet contest. It was a blast getting “lost” in the world of pinterest, day dreaming and planning a perfectly gorgeous closet.

Emily Harrison - January 4, 2014 - 11:20 pm

I’m loving the blogs! I’m new to MJ (bought my first piece in October…quiet green…fell in love and the rest is history!) how about the contest be we tell you why we love MJ so much. Have a fun and safe trip!

Jamie - January 4, 2014 - 11:19 pm

I love the photo love contests MJC does:) so much fun to see all the photographers take on a single piece of clothing:)

Chelsie Goodman - January 4, 2014 - 11:19 pm

New to MJC and have been buying like crazy. Us moms with multiples would love a contest where we submit pictures of our girls in matching and/or coordinating outfits. After all, we buy two of everything in the same size! Looking forward to the Spring line! Thanks!

Allison Cox - January 4, 2014 - 11:18 pm

Ok this isn’t a contest but the best surprise ever was Art fair 2013 when we walked in and you had racks of Hammond Bay waiting… A mom that didn’t buy MJ then, talk about excited!!! I was able to get my daughter all kinds of older pieces.:). Can’t wait for spring 2014!!!

Katie McKenna - January 4, 2014 - 11:18 pm

I think a contest identifying past collection pieces would be awesome! We all love looking at the past pretties (well at least I do!) There are so many pieces I have yet to see πŸ™‚
Hope you ladies have an awesome trip!

Ida - January 4, 2014 - 11:18 pm

When does the Spring 2014 launch? All your contests are fun, especially when customers send in pictures of their precious kids!

Tiffany - January 4, 2014 - 11:18 pm

Photo Love is my all-time favorite!! <3

Katie - January 4, 2014 - 11:18 pm

I have never entered a contest of yours, but this prize sounds pretty amazing! Hope I win!

alishia klynstra - January 4, 2014 - 11:17 pm

I think the best contests are either photo or stories. But random is exciting!! Maybe even something like the first 5 people to name a certain line release or what item from “_________” release sold out the fastest??? things like that could be fun!
Enjoy your time and I cant wait to see what is in store!

Jody - January 4, 2014 - 11:17 pm

I am pretty new to MJ so I loved your MJC dream closet contest….so much fun to dream! Have fun in Tokyo!

Kerry Blakemore - January 4, 2014 - 11:16 pm

The contest I remember and liked the best was when you asked what we used the mesh bags for. There were some great ideas and some hilarious answers too!

Kari - January 4, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Easy peasy …. Howard Johnson Key Tags!!
Have fun girls! Blog like the good ole days. We miss it!!

Sarah - January 4, 2014 - 11:16 pm

I’m pretty new to this- but I’d love to see a contest where you show us some fabric swatches and ask us to design an item- winner gets a small # made into a platinum item? How cool- to kinda sorta be a platinum girl for a day πŸ™‚

Lydia Haley - January 4, 2014 - 11:15 pm

Random drawings if you comment on the daily blogs from Tokyo. Can not wait for the new line. Have fun in Tokyo!

Ashley E - January 4, 2014 - 11:15 pm

I love the name it dresses!!! So many creative choices are posted , it must be so hard to pick! Have fun in Japan!

Khara O'Neil - January 4, 2014 - 11:15 pm

Photo Love contest is my fave <3 Welcome back Denise!

Lauren C - January 4, 2014 - 11:14 pm

You girls are going to have a blast!!! I’m so excited to hear about your adventure! πŸ™‚
My favorite contest is name the (Platinum) dress. I love reading all the unique names all these lovely fans come up with!
P.s. is it Art Fair time yet?! πŸ˜‰

Jennifer Nelson - January 4, 2014 - 11:14 pm

My FAVORITE game is when the Platinum Gals went to Flat Top Grill. We had to identify which gal was which according to their “alter ego” word written on the wooden stick. I LOVED this contest, because everytime my hubby and I go to a restaurant where we give our name, we give some rand@m, CrΓƒzΓΏ… name to have them call us. It makes us laugh so hard. Best contest to identify the girls Platinum girls alter egos!!!

Julie Cooper - January 4, 2014 - 11:14 pm

An idea for a contest is showing an outfit from the new line & having people submit ideas for it’s name.

Neeshia - January 4, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Would love to see a contest for a 1 of a kind Knit Pearl!!! We love Pearls!!

Jennifer K - January 4, 2014 - 11:13 pm

Here’s a contest for you: guess the length of your flight delay at DTW. Lol. We are supposed to get hit by the Arctic vortex. Seriously, safe travels!

Elizabeth - January 4, 2014 - 11:13 pm

I’ve never done an MJC contest, but I like the idea of something New Years related. Not just a resolution, but a challenge to do something to make an impact, a change for good. A change for the world or a change for your tiny pocket of the world. I’m going to try to smile more.

Rachel Huber - January 4, 2014 - 11:13 pm

I wasn’t a totally addicted lover of Matilda Jane when you were doing Photo Love but I always loved the pictures! Made me love the most random items!! Have fun in Japan!

Angie R. - January 4, 2014 - 11:12 pm

I loved the guess who’s pet contest from platinum a while back, it was a unique way to get to know the girls who are MJC.. πŸ™‚

Jo - January 4, 2014 - 11:12 pm

Loved the mesh bag contest! Learned so many things to do with all my bags!!:)

sara brotherton - January 4, 2014 - 11:12 pm

I love all the contests, But I really enjoy the photo love contests best. Always great to see the clothing in action.

Marcy Schneider Hoffman - January 4, 2014 - 11:12 pm

How nice to see a blog post from you, Denise! I was thinking of you as I passed through Fort Wayne on Friday evening on my way home from visiting family in IA for the holiday! How exciting for you and Sam! Can’t wait to read your blog posts! I think my favorite contest was when you asked where the 3 places Matilda Jane resided. That was before moving out of 435. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your trip!

shanna dodgson - January 4, 2014 - 11:11 pm

My favorite was before the paint by numbers collection released when you had the coloring contest. Loved seeing how talented and creative everyone is.

KristinMZ - January 4, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Ahhhh, Spring still feels so far away! Dying to see the cuteness in store! And so, so, so glad that you and Sam will be going to Tokyo for what I’m sure will be an incredible trip.

I have to say that my favorite contest was before Art Fair 2013. You asked us to post what part of Art Fair we were most excited for, and my dearest friend Tara was named the winner. I had such an incredible time during Art Fair weekend, and so much of that was because of Tara and her generosity. So many amazing memories made and I cannot wait for Art Fair 2014!!

Stacey - January 4, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Fun contest would be to name a piece for the spring or fall line ( line with the theme of course) similar to name that dress Thursday.

Becky - January 4, 2014 - 11:11 pm

My favorite contests are Name the Dress (I won once)and Spread the Love. Have fun and safe travels. Can’t wait to read about your journey. So thrilled that you are getting this opportunity to travel, too.

Tami Carter - January 4, 2014 - 11:10 pm

Cupcake contest was a fav of mine!!

Tasha Blythin - January 4, 2014 - 11:10 pm

Hmmmm…. So hard. Right off the bat, I love random giveaways, because I have the memory of a flea (thanks to my 4 lovelies for draining my brain), I’m not super witty, so I’m not good at the wit-to-win, and photo contests just aren’t my cup of tea.
Wait! I love Oprah-esque giveaways…. You’re getting a car!!! And you’re getting a car!!! And you! You’re getting 3 pieces from the Spring line!!!! Ahhhhhh! Praise Jesus Dance!

Bunny Denton - January 4, 2014 - 11:10 pm

I didn’t even try with a comment but you had a picture of all the 435 gals feet and you had to guess who they belonged to. It made me laugh out loud! I also liked when you asked about a friendship made through MJ. I posted about my friend Emily Smartt all those years ago. And our road trips to our tk (with stops to get cake balls)… And now she is my trunk keeper as well as my friend! Now I want a cake ball. πŸ™

Rebel Judge - January 4, 2014 - 11:09 pm

I love the name the item contests. The creativity is awesome! Have a wonderful and safe trip!

Bridgette Redmond - January 4, 2014 - 11:09 pm

My favorite was the Valentine’s Day contest last year! So many cute, creative photos to admire πŸ™‚

Hope Boyce - January 4, 2014 - 11:09 pm

There have been a lot of good contests. But I loved the uses for the mesh bags without thinking too hard. And Sam used to do more contests it seems …. Hmmm – hers are crazy fun cause they can be all over the place!!

Ruth - January 4, 2014 - 11:09 pm

I love name the dress! It was fun to guess the pregnancies too.

A fun contest would be to name the dress that MJ sold the most of that week and how many?

Ellen Jeffers - January 4, 2014 - 11:09 pm

I like the ones where you pick at random, or comment #? Etc……hard to compete with the amazing creativity of some of these Mjc mommas:)

Krystal G. - January 4, 2014 - 11:08 pm

New to MJC this last season and in love! I’m not familiar with the contests but anything that ends in more MJ clothes in my house is the best!

Kara L - January 4, 2014 - 11:08 pm

My fave was the word scramble one–chestnut alley–the could’ve been name of field trip. Good times. πŸ™‚

Alicia Henley - January 4, 2014 - 11:08 pm

My favorite is still Name That Dress. So fun to read all the suggestions. Safe travels to you and I’m looking forward to reading your blogs!!

Ashley Usry - January 4, 2014 - 11:08 pm

I’m a MJ newbie so I can’t name any of the previous contests, but if love to win any lap dresses or knot dresses! I’m officially a MJ Addict! πŸ™‚

Brandi D - January 4, 2014 - 11:08 pm

I love movie trivia contests that one of my fave bloggers does:)

Katya D - January 4, 2014 - 11:08 pm

Loved the contest about why it was so special going to art fair! For me it wasn’t just about the clothes ( although I do LOVE them, I am an addict for sure) , but also about the friendships I have been through Matilda Jane!! Priceless ❀️

Stephanie Page - January 4, 2014 - 11:08 pm

My favorite contest was the one you did inquiring how people used their mesh bags. I learned so much good stuff from that contest!

Kristi - January 4, 2014 - 11:07 pm

One of my favorites was “what do you do with the mesh bags?” It was fun and full of great ideas. Speaking of that, I turned mesh bags into flowers to use as decorations on my 10 year old daughter’s birthday “cake” made of mini powdered sugar donuts. Incredibly cute and the perfect color πŸ™‚

Meredith Johnson - January 4, 2014 - 11:07 pm

The contest where we got to give ideas for a dress name. Have fun in Tokyo!!!!! πŸ™‚

Kari Bennett - January 4, 2014 - 11:07 pm

I loved one night I sat on Facebook and you would post pictures of each new item in the release and we would help name it. I felt like we were all good friends helping you out. That was maybe fall of 2009?

Serenity Caudell - January 4, 2014 - 11:07 pm

Oh this is easy! I absolutely loved the “design your dream closet” contest!

C.Reed - January 4, 2014 - 11:06 pm

A few years back, you had David post a math problem and we had to figure it out. That was a good one!

Ellen Jeffers - January 4, 2014 - 11:06 pm

Woot woot! 2014

Brooke - January 4, 2014 - 11:06 pm

Well this might top my list as the best contest ever… 3 pieces from the new line?!?!?! WHAT?!?!?!

BUT, I have to say I really really look forward to the name that dress contests you do periodically on the blog! It gives us a sweet sneak peak, and some first hand involvement in that unpredictable clothing company we love so much!

I’m not going to lie, it is on my bucket list to “name that dress” at least once (fingers crossed)!

Happy travel!
~Brooke πŸ™‚

Mindy k - January 4, 2014 - 11:06 pm

I can’t remember what release it was, but the pieces were released one at a time and the customers submitted name suggestions and the name chosen won some of the line!

Shellye Poole - January 4, 2014 - 11:05 pm

My favorite contest is photo love, I love looking at all the creative pics:))) Have so much fun!

Elizabeth - January 4, 2014 - 11:05 pm

A photo contest for FB users to vote on the cutest MJ fashionista.

Cara - January 4, 2014 - 11:05 pm

I like the “name the dress” type contests! Such fun reading the names people choose!

Nicole Bowen - January 4, 2014 - 11:05 pm

The Pay it forward. Your lovely Plat girls picked my entry, and God knew she needed it! Her husband had just past (suddenly) and she was still kicking ass as an elder care nurse while taking care of her 2 girls. I loved that it was anonymous, but she figured it out! (Not many MJC Mommas around! So thank you! And have a wonderful/ safe trip!

Shellie - January 4, 2014 - 11:05 pm

I love random winners. Surprises are always nice and make you feel special!!

JEG - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

How exciting! Have fun in Tokyo. I think my all time favorite contests have been the ones where you ask “us” to pick names of new pieces.

Denise - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

Have people on FB vote for the cutest MJ fan’s child modeling one of their outfits.

Nicole C. - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

So many great contests in the past, the one I remember most was when you posted pieces from Field Trip that needed names on Facebook, and the winner won that piece… It was a lot of fun, always cool to be able to name a piece of MJC clothing!

Safe travels!

Michelle Clouse - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

I always have loved seeing all the creativity that comes along with the name the Dress contest. Safe travels!

Missy - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

My favorite contest was when you asked us to write the descriptions for the pieces in one of the Field Trip releases. I think the winner of each description got that item for free. I thought “wow, what an awesome company!”

Krista Rose - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

Name that dress Thursday!

Lea Foudray - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

Paint by Numbers coloring contest was the best!!! I spent days coming up with my color scheme and idea. I still have it hanging up in my studio:)

Ashley Sims - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

I think you’ve done it in the past but how about a “design your own” contest. Winner will be able to design and name a platinum piece or a regular line piece.

Denise T - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

You have had so many great contests but my favorite was when you had girls picked/matched to words describing them and submit the videos! I am sure those girls loved being part of the video!!

Amanda Tincher - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

I’d love to see a contest of the sweet little girls that wear MJ in real life play. The dirtier the better! Popsicles, rainy Mud puddles, and yes- even permanent markers ack! MJ is for wearing not hanging! πŸ™‚

Jessamyn Neely - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

I liked the contest where people shared creative ways to use their MJ mesh bags!

Lacy - January 4, 2014 - 11:04 pm

I loved the contest where we got the chance to name a line!

Kathy Zaidel - January 4, 2014 - 11:03 pm

New to Matilda Jane. Would love to win any of your beautiful dresses! <3 <3 <3

Stephanie Vittitoe - January 4, 2014 - 11:03 pm

I’m pretty new <1 year. I love contests where you get to name an item!

sara - January 4, 2014 - 11:03 pm

Love this company so much. Very new to Matilda Jane… but can’t get enough of it! Have a wonderful trip. Looking at the old contests… that I hope to participate in … name that dress looks really fun. Reading peoples ideas really made me smile! I think it will be a great week too! As a dog lover… maybe a dog and me moment as a photo opp would be fun to see??

Lindsey Jordan - January 4, 2014 - 11:03 pm

Love the name the dress Wednesdays. Never won but love the idea πŸ™‚

Elizabeth Peck - January 4, 2014 - 11:03 pm

I’m pretty new to MJC but I have enjoyed reading the name this piece contests πŸ™‚

Crystal lutz - January 4, 2014 - 11:02 pm

I love the release day photo contests. So great to see all of the fabulous shows and of course all of our girlies in Matilda Jane!

Danielle robinson - January 4, 2014 - 11:02 pm

New to mj but would love to see a fair contest i dot own any pieces yet but hope to very soon

Nikki DeSantis - January 4, 2014 - 11:02 pm

I think my favorite contest was the 2013 Valentine’s contest. I loved seeing everyone’s special Valentine’s and the creativity of including a heart in the picture!!

Heather weichbrodt - January 4, 2014 - 11:01 pm

3 hour delay in Detroit?!? Good luck! We’re currently in “snowpocolypse” and everyone is freaking out about the storm coming. Even Michiganders are scared of this one! Hope that doesn’t leave you here longer than 3 hours.
I love all of your “name that dress” contests. I always try so hard to be creative and original. I haven’t won yet, so I better keep working on it. Haha

Thanks ladies!! Can’t wait to see spring, the line and the season <3

ingrid levy - January 4, 2014 - 11:01 pm

I love the photo love contest. Just love seeing all the Matilda Jane in the eyes of different artists!

Jennifer B - January 4, 2014 - 11:01 pm

How about a blog or website scavenger hunt of some kind?! It would be super fun and it gets people looking thru your blog and website πŸ™‚

Katie Richardville - January 4, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Not really a contest, but I love that you do Spread the Love so often and so generously! I nominated a relative, and she was chosen, and I could not believe the amazing things you sent for her and her daughter. And I loved that it was totally anonymous. Her reaction to not knowing how or why she received such a surprise gift was AWESOME!

Have a safe trip. Hopefully you are already out of FW before the storm starts.

Christy Campbell - January 4, 2014 - 11:01 pm

I love the contest when you picked words that matched personalities and sent out cards with words for the slide show!! It was so cute to see all the different kiddos with their personalities!! Can NOT wait for spring 2014!!!!! πŸ™‚

Jessica Waldron - January 4, 2014 - 11:01 pm

I love trivia contests! Or random “pick a number” πŸ™‚

Jennifer Jeffries - January 4, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Hope you gals have a great time!!!

My favorite contest was when we got to choose the line name SugarLand!!!!!!

Amy B - January 4, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Would love a name the mommy garment contest.

Cheryl Ubillus - January 4, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Picking the name of a new dress.

Heather H - January 4, 2014 - 11:00 pm

I loved when you used to have contests to name the line pieces. So fun!

Beth Napp - January 4, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Fun!!!

Toni Rae Maners - January 4, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Name that dress always makes me happy to read all the entries.

Julie Mitchell - January 4, 2014 - 11:00 pm

I love your name that dress contest. I always look forward to seeing which name is chosen as the winner.

Karen R. - January 4, 2014 - 11:00 pm

My favorite contest is Name that Dress. πŸ™‚

Joann E - January 4, 2014 - 10:59 pm

My Fav contest was trying to figure out which girl was what spice. It was so fun!!! Have fun in Toyko xoxo

Suzanna Jorel - January 4, 2014 - 10:59 pm

I’m new to MJ with a ten month old so I’m eager to join in on some fun!#

Maryann E. - January 4, 2014 - 10:59 pm

I really enjoyed matching a list of favorites to the different employees! Guessing is fun and it would be super-cool if anyone got lucky to match everyone up correctly!!

Lindsey - January 4, 2014 - 10:59 pm

Oops for the contest- how about making witty captions for goofy photos you post

Michelle Gresham - January 4, 2014 - 10:59 pm

Be safe in Detroit! We are supposed to get a big snow storm here, so hopefully your flight is not delayed. I would not mind school being canceled though. LOL! (I’m a 7th grade teacher.)

katie knizner - January 4, 2014 - 10:58 pm

The contest last year around vday that had ti contain a pic with a heart in the photo πŸ™‚

Karen - January 4, 2014 - 10:58 pm

Name the piece of clothing!

Christy - January 4, 2014 - 10:58 pm

I like the picture contests the most! Fun seeing what everyone comes up with πŸ™‚

Amy M - January 4, 2014 - 10:58 pm

I think a contest naming your first Matilda Jane piece you bought.

Amanda Neely - January 4, 2014 - 10:58 pm

Have so much fun! Would love to see a mix and match style challenge, or a name that dress for an item from the Spring Collection. Enjoy Tokyo!

Lindsey - January 4, 2014 - 10:57 pm

Have a wonderful trip!!!

Courtney - January 4, 2014 - 10:57 pm

Love the Valentines day photo contest last year <3