Grace’s Mom has got it Going On….

Oh yeah Monika you held a strong lead in this one…It is Sarah Pippenger, aka Yama!!!! Love that girl, we miss her everyday while she is off at school doing all that fun and cool stuff that you do when you are 20 something. Geesh, she might not even be 20?? So my winners of that cute outfit, the Edie top and Deliah ruffles are Monika, Emily and Lily (hi girls), Beautiful Clothing, TKJT and LS. Just send Sam an email with your size at

I’d really love to stay and chat but I gotta help Joe with his homework and you all know how that goes. Oh, first, it was so typical at his conference today, David ask all about educational stuff and blah blah blah and me, all I want to know is, is he nice to others, does he behave and follow instructions and is he a good friend? Seriously, in my eyes, these are way more important!!! So in the end I will say David and I are a pretty good balance.

** watch your email box next week for something REAL is top secret so you’ll have to wait to find out…actually let’s see if you can find out, I want to see how tight lipped my girls are….Oh, I love this…Actually it is gonna be tough cuz I think only 8 of us know, maybe 9.

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Wendy J - April 26, 2010 - 8:41 am

I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong or not. I keep posting but my posts don’t show up? I think that Matilda Jane kitchen linens and stuff would be fun. I’d also like for all moms that place an order on Mothers Day to get a apron.

Ashley - April 24, 2010 - 10:16 am

a boys line???

Gina Altieri - April 24, 2010 - 5:38 am

You are designing a swimsuit…..I was just thinking why doesn’t MJ have simsuits!

Perchy - April 23, 2010 - 1:06 pm

You’re opening up a couple of retail locations for MJ!

Julie R - April 23, 2010 - 12:21 pm

Will you be doing a model search?

drama's mama - April 23, 2010 - 11:50 am

Could it be some key winners with their pictures of the cool places they put them in the form of a newsletter? Just a guess…maybe with some new key numbers???

Carol - April 23, 2010 - 9:16 am

A furniture line? Or maybe an art fair in a different state than IN or MI, how about IL?

Ginger - April 23, 2010 - 9:10 am

A new puppy!

Kristin - April 23, 2010 - 6:40 am

a new summer line when we thought there wouldn’t be one

Kristin - April 23, 2010 - 6:39 am

another guess the obama daughters to wear MJ or sponsoring a baseball team. a reality tv show?

Kristin - April 23, 2010 - 6:35 am

You are giving a way a bike.

Sara - April 23, 2010 - 6:31 am

Some sort of fabulous new charitable event?

mom2curls - April 23, 2010 - 5:11 am

A MJ calender, giving sneak peaks to future collections!!!

dot+3 - April 23, 2010 - 4:32 am

Custom orders? Clothes for the men in our lives?

Katie M. - April 22, 2010 - 11:42 pm

well it would be AWESOME if there was a sale on the older lines- Im sure you need the space in the warehouse dont you LOL But maybe its that you will be picking more then one winner for the conest to 435 this year! Cant wait to hear what it really is because if your THIS excited and tight lipped about it- then it has to be good!

mommy that never sleeps - April 22, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Ruffles for daddys?!! 🙂

My husband does comment on how comfy I look in my ruffles.

Natalie - April 22, 2010 - 9:13 pm

Is it Double Jane Benefits coming soon? Is that a secret?

Allison S - April 22, 2010 - 8:33 pm

a matilda jane home line? would luv it!

Mary Kay - April 22, 2010 - 7:41 pm

I’m right there with you, Denise, about making sure your children are respectful and responsible!! Yes, academics are important, but to me when I get a compliment about my children being polite and respectful to others (peers and adults) that means waaaaaaaay more to me than any grades!!!! I am still thinking about your top secret news….maybe you signed a contract with Target!…. Or a whale of a sale (my husband would love that one)!

My Little Carolina Girl - April 22, 2010 - 6:19 pm

I love the sale idea. I think it would be wonderful if you are going to have your own “Matilda Jane”. I think it would be awesome if Sam was getting married. I also think it would rock if you were going to open a chain of Matilda Jane stores.

MeganP - April 22, 2010 - 4:34 pm

Ok I think you are going to tell us that there will be free shipping for one day! 🙂 Or maybe that you are going to do a buy one get one 1/2 off sale! That would rock my world. 🙂

Tracy - April 22, 2010 - 2:14 pm

Ah, Case Conference time and the dreaded IEP. We haven’t had ours yet, but I always tear up when they ask “what is your goal for your son?” and I have to think about how he will fit into the class and the school and the world… sniff. I always say that I just want him to be happy, so I guess that I’m right there with you, and my hubby asks about the “other” stuff~

mom2curls - April 22, 2010 - 1:52 pm

maybe you will be looking for the next Matilda Jane cover model!!!!

Melody in Arizona - April 22, 2010 - 1:38 pm

MJ Platinum is going to be the sales vehicle for Davids MJ foundation? You are going to announce this via newsletter in which you also let us know that you are having a Blow Out Sale on everything 🙂

FourCinapod - April 22, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Okay one more guess, hmmm it has to be something only 8 or 9 people would know. It has to be some kind of contest (or fiesta) to be able to keep this secret under wraps.

FourCinapod - April 22, 2010 - 1:27 pm

Matilda Jane will be coming out with the CUTEST flip flops EVER!!!!! How cool would that be?!

TKJT - April 22, 2010 - 1:07 pm

OMG these comments are cracking me up!

A baby? How exciting would that be LOL I want another baby sooooooo bad. DH says no way 🙁

Teoma - April 22, 2010 - 12:20 pm

You are going to start having Trunk Keepers in Canada???!!! We are moving there soon and I want to be the first American-Canadian TK!! Please, please, please?!?!?!?
A sale would be nice too!!

berni - April 22, 2010 - 12:13 pm

Is it a SALE!

Maybe the newsletter!? What did you decide to call it?

Emma's*Mommy - April 22, 2010 - 12:04 pm

I am the WORST at this stuff…but I’m thinking that foundation idea would be REAL exciting. Or maybe a new incentive to the Art Fair contest…like a second winner or some other fabulous thing. Either way, I’m sure it will involve your generous nature.

DKW - April 22, 2010 - 11:31 am

You’re going to do a torch relay throughout the country in anticipation of the 435 Art Fair?

dot+3 - April 22, 2010 - 10:35 am

Matilda Jane is going public? Just kidding. You’re having a contest for someone to design a piece of clothing? David’s starting that foundation. Yes, I think that’s it.

Shae - April 22, 2010 - 7:45 am

More boy stuff?!?!? A baby line?!?!? Please say it is one of those! Or bedding would work too…

Robin Amstutz - April 22, 2010 - 7:34 am

Denise, your genourosity is an inspiration to everyone. My daughter Kiara works for Matilda Janes. I can not tell you how impressed I am with your company and employees!! You have inspired me to sew more. Thank you for all that you do for others. Can someone do a cash donation for your friends that are adopting? Have a GREAT day!!!! Enjoy a Mcdonald’s diet coke for me! Ask Kiara about it!!

Julie R - April 22, 2010 - 7:31 am

Your going to open up the online cart to all the MJ lines (not just platinum) to ease shopping for people without a Trunk Keeper?

DKW - April 22, 2010 - 7:19 am

You’re going to sell some of you items at select department stores?

mimi - April 22, 2010 - 7:13 am

Sam’s getting married, at your new house!

Nikki - April 22, 2010 - 6:08 am

An online Art Fair??

shevaun - April 22, 2010 - 5:21 am

bedding- that would be awesome!!!!!

Chris Donica - April 21, 2010 - 9:06 pm

I got it, I got it. You are going back to the old days when you use to sell stuff at art fairs etc, before trunk keepers and start a all new baby line!!! Yes!

Chris Donica - April 21, 2010 - 9:04 pm

So, you are going to give all the faithful buyers something free?

Natalie - April 21, 2010 - 8:58 pm

So, if I’ve ordered does that mean you have my email address and I will get an email?

Btw…just got my first ever MJ order today and my girls were as happy as I was! They look so cute in these clothes. So fun! Kambrie is making me bring baby sister, Kenz, to school tomorrow so she can show her teacher how their clothes match. 🙂

Monika - April 21, 2010 - 8:33 pm

Ok, I’m going with Erina & Grace’s guess and secret wish… MJ underwear and shoes, lol!! Yep, when they are dressed head to toe in MJ EXCEPT the undies & shoes… it bugs them =)!!!

Mary Kay - April 21, 2010 - 8:24 pm

MJ Swimming suits at the beach would be so styl’n…. and matching mom & daughter would even be more adorable. I am thinking really hard & after a long day of work & kids – my mind is blank other than ANYTHING MJ would be terrific!! What about more bags, how about quilts, bed spreads, home decore, a teen line, more Wendy dresses for those of us wishing we had one……. Denise, your mind is always creating– I’m sure it is going to be great!!!

DKW - April 21, 2010 - 8:11 pm

Well I can’t come up with something brilliant so I’m going to bed. My last idea is that you are going to pick a grand prize winning key fob and that person is going to get the entire Hammond Bay line – hahahahahaha

Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 8:04 pm

I know I laughed at myself to mimi. That was so much fun! Thanks. I know we need a cute bathing suit for this summer and MJ would be the perfect one. I have not even seen them yet and I will order one. Wait…I am not sure that is what the surprise is…just wishing.

Addie and Laurie's Mommy - April 21, 2010 - 7:58 pm

Are you getting a “Matilda Jane”?

Willow's Mom - April 21, 2010 - 7:57 pm

I’m thinking the “whole new word” is REAL since it was put in all capitals. Now, what could REAL be?? Can’t be a new line, can’t be an art fair because way more than 8 people would know about those. Hmmm…. how about an awesome Mother’s Day contest for the REAL people that are keeping this world running.

April W. - April 21, 2010 - 7:46 pm

I totally agree on the swimsuit idea! Towels to match the beach bag you already have!
More shorts!!! I am hoping for more ruffle shorts!! Tanks too with logo or dear again. 😀

DKW - April 21, 2010 - 7:45 pm

An appearance on Oprah?! Just sitting hear watching an Oprah show and she is interviewing people that are passionate about what you do for a living – I’m thinking you would fit right in.

mimi - April 21, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Congrats to all the winners. Beautifulclothing, you cracked me up. Glad you won. It was a funny read. Thanks Denise. I must be really old, all you young girls are thinking sale, I’m thinking baby. It’s all that “mini Denise” talk from last night. ha

DKW - April 21, 2010 - 7:42 pm

Somebody just beat me to swimsuits – wouldn’t a little MJ style at the pool be so, so, so cute?! Then, you could make beach towels to coordinate!!

Sheridan - April 21, 2010 - 7:38 pm

Please be a summer line….but a bathing suit line would be awesome, too.

Sallie - April 21, 2010 - 7:38 pm

OMG, is it swimwear?!!!!

Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 7:32 pm

Maybe you are coming out with a new line of accessories. Shoes??? Wow that would be great. Hairbows? Maybe you are designing hair bows. You know what would be adorable……Matilda Jane bathing suits. So darn cute.

SOUTHERN - April 21, 2010 - 7:26 pm


saoirse's mom - April 21, 2010 - 7:22 pm

too funny. i’m like you,denise, when it comes to the parent-teacher conferences. I’m more interested in if saoirse listens to direction, plays well with the other kids, etc. that’s the important stuff on my book too. oh, and congratulations to all the winners. you are some lucky gals! and i’m guessing online art fair.

Skye River & Sienna's mommy - April 21, 2010 - 6:54 pm

Cant wait to hear what you have in the works :O)

JJARMOM - April 21, 2010 - 6:50 pm

A small summer line?????

Denise - April 21, 2010 - 6:35 pm

Okay girls, i hate to say it..but it is not a sale and I cannot give out anymore hints…it’s a whole new word

Katie M (Lyla's Mommy). - April 21, 2010 - 6:16 pm


Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 6:16 pm

Thank you Denise! I am so excited! I think it is a sale or the newsletter release. I was so disappointed when the whale of a sale got cancelled. A look at the art fair stuff would be great. I am looking forward in seeing what the surprise is. I am sure that whatever it may be will be exciting! Have a good rest of the week and weekend!

TKJT - April 21, 2010 - 6:15 pm

OMG!!! I WON!! I’ve never won!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! How sad I remember when yama left…time flies!

I am HOPING a SALE! Gosh I also hope there is some type of art fair for those that can’t make it to 435…though I know it always ends up being a HUGE headache for you.

I was thinking yesterday when staring at my girls’ MJ that we NEED the green polka dot leggings (pearl fabric)…hoping maybe art fair??

shevaun - April 21, 2010 - 5:53 pm

sale on mommy stuff, that would be great for mom’s day!! I never think to buy for myself, it’s sad- my girls are dresses all cute to a t and i look like a raga muffin!! lol

Emma and Lily and Amitha :0) - April 21, 2010 - 5:52 pm

YEAH!! The girls are so excited they won!! Thank you so much Denise and they so miss you!! It has been ages since we have seen you…

pongoandbindi - April 21, 2010 - 5:52 pm

I’m hoping for an online art fair since I can’t make it to 435.

Joann E - April 21, 2010 - 5:46 pm

How about something really cute for Mother’s day?????

Ana - April 21, 2010 - 5:46 pm

I woud guess big sale on all the stuff or maybe just on all collestions prior to HB

Monika - April 21, 2010 - 5:42 pm

Oh my, I won! Thanks so much, dear Denise!

Mhhh… no idea what your secret could be. Maybe some peeks at new art fair stuff? Or… a-girl-can-dream… A SALE????

amyence - April 21, 2010 - 5:31 pm

I’m thinking newsletter!

Jamie Hicks - April 21, 2010 - 5:27 pm

I’m going to guess either that Whale of a Sale has resurfaced or you’ve decided there shall be 2 winners of the 435 contest 🙂 teehee. Both would rock of course!

shevaun - April 21, 2010 - 5:25 pm

free shipping? everyone loves it when the ups man comes for free!!

Aurora Arceo - April 21, 2010 - 5:24 pm

Platinum sale or updates on the 435 Art fair and party or… previews on the art fair goodys.

Joann E - April 21, 2010 - 5:20 pm

OK totally off the subject but I just noticed that the first five post all have the first letter J 🙂 HMMM maybe more than one winner for the 435 contest!

Julie - April 21, 2010 - 5:17 pm

Oh, please let it be a sale….still calling to order on the 23rd but would love a sale too!!

Joann E - April 21, 2010 - 5:17 pm

An online Art Fair!

Jenna - April 21, 2010 - 5:13 pm

Oooh congrats Monika! Look at sweet Kayla! She is a wonderful spirit and her mom is a fantastic lady who shares my love of MJ!

Yes, that’s what I’m hoping for…A SALE!

shevaun - April 21, 2010 - 5:10 pm

free shipping, gotta love that!!

JodiR - April 21, 2010 - 5:04 pm

the long lost newsletter?

loveinknots - April 21, 2010 - 4:56 pm

I am thirsty!!;)

Jennifer - April 21, 2010 - 4:49 pm

A SALE!! maybe??? 🙂