love at first sight

First MJC box sticker I ever laid my eyes on. I knew it when I saw it.

Days like today remind me of when I first started at MJC. It was in the Fall and it was getting chilly, but not jacket whether yet. I remember walking up to Fairfield Manor (MJC’s first home besides Denise’s living room) scared out of my mind. I had worked at stores before, but this wasn’t a store it was a Company. I don’t know why, but for some reason that made all the difference to me. I walked in, as Denise describes it “like a big ball of sunshine” (more like a shaky girl who can’t stop sweating),  and that was that. I was hired on the spot. They must have REALLY needed someone to pack! Ha. And after that? It’s all history. 3 years of it for me.

Does anyone remember when I had my own MJC blog? That goofy little thing. You have no idea how flattering it was to write for Matilda Jane and to be able to write TO YOU. I mean, back in the day Denise was the only blogger at MJC and to me it was HUGE that I had my own blog, for however long it lasted. My how things have changed, now we have a blogging schedule! You can expect to hear from me on Mondays, Kayla on Wednesdays, and Desi or Carrie on Fridays. Of course you will hear from Denise anywhere in between. Now I bet some of you have noticed it’s Tuesday…But hey! I’m gonna try to stick to the schedule ; )

I haven’t had a contest in forever and all this talk of my old blog has me sentimental. How about the first person to leave the link to my old MJC blog as a comment will get something good from the new 433 building. You know what that means—Platinum!

Oh, even better! Whoever tells me who signed a contract to clean our first MJC fridge each week will get something REALLY good.

LOVE, SAM

     
Carrie Brown - October 26, 2011 - 2:01 pm

Gabe!

elisabeh - October 26, 2011 - 10:52 am

I’m guessing your hubby signed a fridge cleaning contract 😉

Libbi - October 26, 2011 - 9:13 am

I am sooo late to this but I think it was Becky 🙂

jeana - October 25, 2011 - 8:56 pm

Wish I had looked at this before I went to work 🙂

Tonja - October 25, 2011 - 8:35 pm

Funny – my daughter was wearing that dress on the left today. She picked it out. So many compliments all day long.

Betsy - October 25, 2011 - 7:12 pm
Mitra E. Amirzadeh - October 25, 2011 - 6:26 pm

I so would have one this earlier!

I still have your old blog tagged in my faves and I saw the upload this morning!

Way to go girls!

Anne L. - October 25, 2011 - 6:22 pm

“Becky, Beck-the-bride-Pence” was brave enough of sign the contract. She has to be a sweet person to volunteer!

Cathy Piper - October 25, 2011 - 6:05 pm

Sam :)…or David???

Tammy Taylor - October 25, 2011 - 6:02 pm

I am hoping you pick a random winner;)

discount ugg boots - October 25, 2011 - 5:59 pm

SO Beautiful Girls.

Gran - October 25, 2011 - 5:47 pm

I do remember the first time you wrote and it is always good to hear from you. It will be great to hear from Kayla, Desi, Carrie, you AND Denise. Lots to look forward to!!!
And………..I’m way late but it was Becky who signed the clean the fridge contract.

Terese - October 25, 2011 - 5:17 pm

I remember meeting you, Sam, at the Plymouth art fair. It was the last one MJ was at, so probably 3 years ago – close to when you started.

It was a super hot day at the art fair, and you were working sorting and hanging clothes from the u-haul. You helped me find a few things.

You were wearing a cute skirt, maybe a tween size one. And yep, I think a ball of sunshine is an accurate phrase – even though you were working hard in the heat, you were still shining. Congrats on 3+ years 🙂

Amber W. - October 25, 2011 - 4:22 pm

I know i am way late, but that I would say Becky Pence and the website is http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

Story of my life, always late 🙂 Better late then never I guess 🙂

Katelyn McDermott - October 25, 2011 - 2:39 pm

This is inspiring me to want to start a blog. http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/
And Becky Pence signed the contract!
PS, that’s the fridge I currently have in my dorm room. Precious:)

Maranda B - October 25, 2011 - 1:30 pm

I miss your blog, not that I don’t love this one!
http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

Kristin Taron - October 25, 2011 - 1:28 pm

Here is the link: http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/ and Becky signed the contract:) Here’s hoping for a random. You all make this too fun, can’t stop following!!:)

Cathy B - October 25, 2011 - 12:47 pm

I am like comment # 190, but hoping for a random “I feel sorry for this momma that is late to the game, so I’ll send her something anyway” pick! 😉 😉

So, to answer your questions…Your first MJC blog was http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/ and the person who signed the contract to clean the first MJC fridge weekly was Becky…eww, poor Becky!

Michelle F - October 25, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Becky Pence

Erin Nay - October 25, 2011 - 12:41 pm
Michelle H. Clark - October 25, 2011 - 12:39 pm

Becky was the fridge cleaner…

Kelsey Bendixen - October 25, 2011 - 12:25 pm

Becky cleaned the fridge!!

Lillie - October 25, 2011 - 12:11 pm

Shoot I forgot to add the link.. LOL not that it matters, I am still in love with some of those old pieces. Will I ever get over that?
Anyway. I recall the very 1st day you blogged. It was awesome and I miss those pictures of our chicks in clothes..
http://MATILDAJANE.TYPEPAD.COM/CONFESSION_OF_A_MJC_PACKE/

Lillie - October 25, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Oh My the loves.. That sack lunch Maya dress, LOVE!!!
The Wanda Wrap – we have traded up on it till we cant anymore. Have the hood and the wanda and matching ruffles. Gonna cry when I see it go.
“Those were the days” <3 <3 <3

Heather Blewett - October 25, 2011 - 11:50 am

Becky signed the contract!!

Marla H. - October 25, 2011 - 11:46 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/2009/04/index.html is where your first post is located.
Here’s think to your last post: http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/
And Becky Pence signed the contract.
Hopefully there will be a random winner picked too. 🙂

Phuong - October 25, 2011 - 11:30 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

Becky Pence signed the contract in green 8-17-09!!!

Lyn - October 25, 2011 - 11:10 am

First one to sign contract…mmmm….I would have to say, you Sam?

MommyTo2Girls - October 25, 2011 - 11:04 am

Becky signed the contract to clean the fridge!

Kari Bennett - October 25, 2011 - 10:44 am

matildajane.typepad.com

The fridge cleaner was Becky.

Katie Richardville - October 25, 2011 - 10:28 am

I have no idea, but I would to be a random pick – just in case.

Courtney S - October 25, 2011 - 10:26 am
Michelle Lynch - October 25, 2011 - 10:09 am

Hmmmm, David? Or you Denise, us mommies are suckers for punishment!

Steph S. - October 25, 2011 - 10:00 am

becky signed contract first. xo

Annette - October 25, 2011 - 9:58 am

The address to your blog is easy. I still have it in my Tool bar. Out of the 8 links, yours is the only one that I don’t visit daily anymore but can’t seem to remove it. I check it every once in a while just to see.

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

And Becky was the first for the contract.

Rach - October 25, 2011 - 9:51 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

First person to sign on for fridge cleaning: Lynette? or Chris maybe? Just a total guess. I remember the blog and your love of all things owl related AND if you have a Kroger up there they have some super cute kitchen owl stuff.

I also remember meeting you and your super awesome bracelet collection. The kids remember you as well…especially Kylee. She wants bracelets like Sam’s. LOL.

Alison Stewart - October 25, 2011 - 9:43 am

you did! 🙂

Carolyn Oppenheim - October 25, 2011 - 9:38 am
Monika - October 25, 2011 - 9:25 am

Hi Sam! I miss your sweet face!! You know, I still have your blog in my blog roll… even though you don’t post anymore =). You sure came a long way and you are a ball of sunshine!! Love!!

Cpuhl - October 25, 2011 - 9:21 am

Love it!! Confessions of an MJC packer!! http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/2009/09/index.html

and Miss Becky Pence signed the contract…green marker and all!!

Jamie scott - October 25, 2011 - 9:20 am

Becky on the fridge….I think 🙂

Amber Vaughn - October 25, 2011 - 9:08 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/
I think this is the link and was it Becky Pence who signed the contract:)

Pamela M. - October 25, 2011 - 9:07 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

It was Becky Pence who signed the contract…but some of my favorites from your blog were from the beginning…when you had a contest for people to figure out how many bracelets you were wearing in the original pic or the pics you took of your room…the excitement of the harry potter releases..oh, I could go on. Those were the days of reading about the mjc packer!

Julie R - October 25, 2011 - 9:04 am
beautifulclothing - October 25, 2011 - 9:01 am

Sam signed the first contrat

Kerry Blakemore - October 25, 2011 - 8:53 am
Crystal A - October 25, 2011 - 8:53 am
Holly Jones - October 25, 2011 - 8:52 am

Becky Pence was the first person to sign the contract!!!!

Michelle H. Clark - October 25, 2011 - 8:51 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/ is your blog link (I remember checking it many times!)

Frige cleaner: Denise?

Marina - October 25, 2011 - 8:49 am
Diana - October 25, 2011 - 8:48 am

The lovely Becky Pence, MJC’s Return Queen!

Jess Mease - October 25, 2011 - 8:48 am

http://MATILDAJANE.TYPEPAD.COM/CONFESSION_OF_A_MJC_PACKE/

Here’s hoping for a few randoms picks! 🙂 Happy day!

Lesli Wright - October 25, 2011 - 8:47 am

Is this right?? lol Thought it was worth a try!!!

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

Kristi - October 25, 2011 - 8:47 am
Maria - October 25, 2011 - 8:46 am

Becky!

Maria - October 25, 2011 - 8:46 am

Becky!

Nichole - October 25, 2011 - 8:41 am

I wont let me copy the link but I have it Matildajane.typepad.com

Natalie Thurmond - October 25, 2011 - 8:40 am

Becky Pence was cleaning the fridge!!

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

Nichole - October 25, 2011 - 8:40 am
Nichole - October 25, 2011 - 8:40 am
Natalie Thurmond - October 25, 2011 - 8:39 am
brandy - October 25, 2011 - 8:37 am
Lisa - October 25, 2011 - 8:34 am
vanessa - October 25, 2011 - 8:34 am
Sarah Henderson - October 25, 2011 - 8:31 am

Great that you are back at it!!!
Is this it?
http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

Susan Gress - October 25, 2011 - 8:31 am
Emely - October 25, 2011 - 8:31 am

Becky Pence for the fridge

Stacie Petta - October 25, 2011 - 8:28 am

Oh and Beck-the-bride-Pence signed the contract

Laura B - October 25, 2011 - 8:28 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com
Becky Pence 8.17.09

Whitney E - October 25, 2011 - 8:27 am
Sabrina Wright - October 25, 2011 - 8:25 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/2009/04/index.html Becky Pence signed the keep the fridge sparkling clean!

Kim Battah - October 25, 2011 - 8:25 am

Sam’s blog was matildajane.type pad.com. It keeps putting a space between type pad for me!! And a guess on the fridge would be Emily, she seems so sweet!! :).

Maria Weber - October 25, 2011 - 8:22 am
Sabrina Wright - October 25, 2011 - 8:22 am
cate young - October 25, 2011 - 8:21 am
Farrar Lindner - October 25, 2011 - 8:21 am
Farrar Lindner - October 25, 2011 - 8:20 am
Abby - October 25, 2011 - 8:19 am
Rachelle - October 25, 2011 - 8:19 am

https://matildajaneblog.com/sam-i-am/

🙂 I do not find it hard to believe you were hired on the spot!!

-Rachelle Kalkofen

Abby - October 25, 2011 - 8:18 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

I don’t see my commetn, but hoping this is it Sam!!

Becky Mathis - October 25, 2011 - 8:18 am

I think David signed a contract to clean the fridge 🙂

Abby - October 25, 2011 - 8:18 am
Alicia - October 25, 2011 - 8:18 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

My guess for fridge cleaner is Joe!

jamie hicks - October 25, 2011 - 8:17 am

Of course I remember confessions of a packer!

Alyssa Parkinson - October 25, 2011 - 8:17 am

Was it Becky who signed the contract to clean the fridge?

jamie hicks - October 25, 2011 - 8:17 am
shanna s. - October 25, 2011 - 8:15 am

Becky signed the contract to clean the fridge

Alison Bynum - October 25, 2011 - 8:15 am
Alison Bynum - October 25, 2011 - 8:14 am

Confessions of a Matilda Jane Packer

Stacie Petta - October 25, 2011 - 8:13 am
Tracy - October 25, 2011 - 8:12 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/ or at least that’s what came up from my old link that’s still in my “favorites” because I LOVE YOU!! It was Confessions of a MJC Packer!! XOXOXOXO

Cyndi - October 25, 2011 - 8:12 am

And was it “Becky Pence” who was the one who was the only one to sign Denise’s contract to clean the refrig??? :O)

Natali P. - October 25, 2011 - 8:11 am

Beck-the-bride-Pence signed the contract

Julie S - October 25, 2011 - 8:11 am

Here ya go

Julie S - October 25, 2011 - 8:10 am

Confessions of an MJ Packer!

Jennifer r - October 25, 2011 - 8:10 am

Kayla

Stacie Petta - October 25, 2011 - 8:10 am
Sarah Blake - October 25, 2011 - 8:10 am

Becky Pence signed the contract and here’s a link to your old blog…
http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

andi - October 25, 2011 - 8:09 am
Kathy M - October 25, 2011 - 8:09 am
Jenni Beth Underhill - October 25, 2011 - 8:09 am
Katie - October 25, 2011 - 8:08 am

OoOo… Becky Pence signed the contract.

Natali P. - October 25, 2011 - 8:08 am
Tracey - October 25, 2011 - 8:07 am

Becky Pence signed the fridge contract!!!!

Cyndi - October 25, 2011 - 8:07 am

Is it Confessions of a MJC Packer????

Ginger - October 25, 2011 - 8:07 am
Carrie Christine Smith - October 25, 2011 - 8:06 am
Tracey - October 25, 2011 - 8:06 am
hollyvolpe - October 25, 2011 - 8:06 am

sam..you were fridge cleaner???

Abby F. - October 25, 2011 - 8:06 am

I tried leaving a comment, but not sure it worked…trying again!!! Would love a first platinum piece…

http://www.matildajane.typepad.com. Confessions of a Matilda Jane packer.

Thank you!!

Ginger - October 25, 2011 - 8:06 am

http%3A%2F%2Fmatildajane.typepad.com%2Fconfession_of_a_mjc_packe%2F

Here it is!

Kathy M - October 25, 2011 - 8:06 am
Ginger - October 25, 2011 - 8:06 am
Heather Holt - October 25, 2011 - 8:05 am

Becky Pence promised to keep the fridge clean!

“sparkling” clean – 8-17-2009

Thanks!
Heather

Alyssa Parkinson - October 25, 2011 - 8:05 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/ it shows up here! at least I think it is the old blog….

Katie - October 25, 2011 - 8:05 am
Sara F - October 25, 2011 - 8:05 am

Oh, Becky signed the fridge cleaning contract!

Laine Yount - October 25, 2011 - 8:05 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

Or maybe it’s this one, and my guess for the fridge contract is Gabe?

Kathy M - October 25, 2011 - 8:05 am
Abby F. - October 25, 2011 - 8:05 am

Was%20it%20Matildajane.typepad.com%20-%20Confessions%20of%20a%20Matilda%20Jane%20packer%3F

Abby F. - October 25, 2011 - 8:04 am

Was it Matildajane.typepad.com – Confessions of a Matilda Jane packer?

Sheree - October 25, 2011 - 8:04 am
Carrie Christine Smith - October 25, 2011 - 8:03 am
Sara F - October 25, 2011 - 8:03 am
Heather Holt - October 25, 2011 - 8:02 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

Is this it? I’m sorry if this has posted multiple times.

Thanks,

Heather

Laine Yount - October 25, 2011 - 8:02 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/

And don’t tell me you got Oscar to clean your fridge;)

Andrea - October 25, 2011 - 8:02 am

Confession of an MJC Packer – Its not posting. What am I doing wrong??? I’ve been trying forever.

Lisa Beard - October 25, 2011 - 8:01 am
Teddi L - October 25, 2011 - 8:01 am

I’m guessing Kayla signed up to clean the fridge!

Heather Holt - October 25, 2011 - 8:01 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

I have been TRYING to post this and I don’t think this is working well for me…I hope this is it.

Thanks!
Heather

Karissa Brossart - October 25, 2011 - 8:01 am
Nicole K. - October 25, 2011 - 8:01 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

I had it saved in my bookmarks!! 🙂
Nicole K.

Andrea - October 25, 2011 - 8:01 am

Confessions of an MJC Packer – Its not posting. What am I doing wrong??? I’ve been trying forever.

Heather Holt - October 25, 2011 - 8:00 am
Teddi L - October 25, 2011 - 8:00 am

Matildajane.typepad.com

Kacey - October 25, 2011 - 8:00 am
Heather Holt - October 25, 2011 - 8:00 am
melanie finnegan - October 25, 2011 - 8:00 am

becky pence signed the contract!!

R chase - October 25, 2011 - 8:00 am
Kacey - October 25, 2011 - 7:59 am
Heather Holt - October 25, 2011 - 7:59 am
Hillary Wall - October 25, 2011 - 7:59 am
Tiffany B - October 25, 2011 - 7:58 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

And Becky Pence!!!
Still in my favorites!

Laura Jean - October 25, 2011 - 7:58 am
Rachel - October 25, 2011 - 7:58 am
Judie - October 25, 2011 - 7:58 am

Oh oh oh! And it was Becky that agreed to clean the fridge, right? (I’m such a dork…)

melanie finnegan - October 25, 2011 - 7:58 am
dawn rehder - October 25, 2011 - 7:58 am

Becky Pence signed contract!!

deanna - October 25, 2011 - 7:58 am

Becky Pence would clean the fridge!

sarah dennis - October 25, 2011 - 7:57 am

My guess is kayla on the fridge 🙂

Ashley Harris - October 25, 2011 - 7:57 am
Jennifer Valsted - October 25, 2011 - 7:56 am

Was it Becky Pence who signed the contract to clean MJC’s first fridge once a week???

Jennifer Valsted

makala - October 25, 2011 - 7:56 am

is this it?? love hearing from you girls!!!!

hollyvolpe - October 25, 2011 - 7:56 am

Sam..it was you who signed the contract!!!

Abby Lenhardt - October 25, 2011 - 7:56 am

And that would be Becky who swore to keep that fridg clean;)

makala - October 25, 2011 - 7:56 am

Is this it?? LOVE hearing from you girls!!
https://matildajaneblog.com/sam-i-am/

Adele Cornett - October 25, 2011 - 7:56 am

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Jennifer Valsted - October 25, 2011 - 7:56 am

Was it Becky Pence who signed the contract to clean the first MJC fridge each week????

Jennifer Valsted

Kim K - October 25, 2011 - 7:56 am

http%3A%2F%2Fmatildajane.typepad.com%2Fconfession_of_a_mjc_packe%2F

Judie - October 25, 2011 - 7:55 am
Tiffany B - October 25, 2011 - 7:55 am

Confessions of an MJC packer. It’s still in my favorites, lol!

Adele Cornett - October 25, 2011 - 7:55 am
dawn rehder - October 25, 2011 - 7:54 am

SAM signed the contract;)

Gidget Fenwick - October 25, 2011 - 7:54 am

Oh forgot that Joe might wanna help clean that refrigerator too!:) Both boys could have signed and split the money!!

Jennifer K - October 25, 2011 - 7:54 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

I remember a post about braclets for some reason!!

Jennifer - October 25, 2011 - 7:53 am
michelle yager-french - October 25, 2011 - 7:53 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/ this is the only old stuff I could find in a search ???

Emily C - October 25, 2011 - 7:53 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

Kept this in my blogroll in case you ever started up again 🙂

Abby Lenhardt - October 25, 2011 - 7:53 am
Tiffany L. - October 25, 2011 - 7:53 am

Becky Pence

dawn rehder - October 25, 2011 - 7:53 am
Jen B. - October 25, 2011 - 7:52 am
dawn rehder - October 25, 2011 - 7:52 am
Talia Bright - October 25, 2011 - 7:52 am
Gidget Fenwick - October 25, 2011 - 7:52 am

http://www.matildajane.typepad.com,
The refrigerator clean out person could be Gabe! I bet he would want some extra allowance!:)Gidget:)
P.S. I know my boys would.

Lesleigh L. Chollet - October 25, 2011 - 7:51 am

OOhhhh and incase I missed the other one here is a link to the old blog::: http://matildajane.typepad.com/confession_of_a_mjc_packe/

:)~Lesleigh Chollet

Andrea - October 25, 2011 - 7:51 am

Not sure if this is yours or Denise’s…

Tiffany Page - October 25, 2011 - 7:51 am

My guess is Gabe or Joe. Now that Joe has his own line of bags there, maybe he thought he would expand his business and make a little extra money on the side! 🙂

Nicole Myers - October 25, 2011 - 7:51 am

first person to sign contract to clean out fridge…. Amber???

Stephanie O'Connor - October 25, 2011 - 7:50 am

http://matildajane.typepad.com/

It was love at first sight!

Tiffany - October 25, 2011 - 7:50 am
Erin akin - October 25, 2011 - 7:50 am

Becky!

michelle yager-french - October 25, 2011 - 7:50 am

Wish I knew! I am so new to MJC. Like I just started buying in the last 3 weeks! I have bought as much as people who have been buying for a couple years! LOL (any where I can get it for myself and my 3 yr old 🙂 )

Tiffany McDaniel - October 25, 2011 - 7:50 am

matildajane.typepad.com

Nicole Myers - October 25, 2011 - 7:50 am
Katya demarigny - October 25, 2011 - 7:49 am
Christina - October 25, 2011 - 7:49 am
Stephanie O'Connor - October 25, 2011 - 7:48 am
Christina - October 25, 2011 - 7:48 am
Kristin - October 25, 2011 - 7:48 am
Lesleigh L. Chollet - October 25, 2011 - 7:48 am

Becky Pence signed contract!!! ~~Lesleigh Chollet lesleigh@synergypost.com

Erin akin - October 25, 2011 - 7:48 am