Three Cheers

And I do believe that this is going to be an amazing Field Trip. I must say it feels a little strange to me. I am always zones away. I am just finishing up Spring 2011 and am in love.Β  So last year when I couldn’t stop talking/thinking about Field Trip, you were all talking Hammond Bay.Β  Am I making sense? For real, I may be losing my mind. It is so full with so much $#6@, I can’t keep it straight.

But I do know Grizellie (first to say pet) and Darlene (first to say cat), mom to four princesses both won 250 bucks!!! Cuz what we are going, well, were going to go on a Field Trip for was a cat.Β  But know I am torn cuz Chris is allergic and I hate, I repeat HATE cat hair. Yes, I have a cat but I mop 2x a day and use a lint brush 3 times.Β  Hmmm, we’ll see. If I knew I could get her to stay in the office (yes, the office that has a new phone system (well, used new phone system)) then I would go tomorrow.

Hmmm..what to do.. Input is always good here.

Kate Adcock - August 6, 2010 - 5:47 pm

For some reason, this post reminds me of my favorite Kitson tank top, “Practice Random Acts of Kindess.” As I got to think of it, that would be the perfect tank for little girls πŸ™‚

three precious angels - August 5, 2010 - 7:29 pm

NO, don’t do it! Not a big fan of cats…several bad experiences. I like the Zhu Zhu pet litter box to clean, no shedding, no “accidents” outside the litter box and you can even go home guilt free if you forget to feed it!

Elsa's_Mom - August 5, 2010 - 7:14 pm

Since I’m allergic to just about anything you’d ever want as a pet – cats, dogs, rabbits, etc… I NEVER would have guessed an animal! Who’da thunk? Lucky kitty! Maybe it’ll be like the Bush’s beans dog and try to spill your secrets! LOL

Tanya T. - August 5, 2010 - 6:34 pm

You could get a hairless cat!!! My husband and I used to breed and show them before we had children. But just because the cat is hairless does not mean it is hypoallergenic. It will still produce dander (which is what most people are allergic to) but since it doesn’t have hair the dander will not collect. Plus if you give it a bath each week (which most hairless cat owners start when they are kittens, and they usually like it) the dander gets washed away!!! Let me know if you have questions about them. We kept a few for pets when we quit breeding. My motto has always been, “once you go bare you will never want hair!!!!!” Love my hairless kitties!!!!

mimi - August 5, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Our little granddaughter, Kellee, she’s 3, came in the house this morning at 7:30 twirling in her Megan knot dress from Platinum. It made MiMi’s day! If you’ve been watching that dress, and thinking about buying it…buy it, it is sooo pretty! That’s why we love Matilda Jane.

WhitleyKate's mom - August 5, 2010 - 7:57 am

CONGRATS winners! And thanks MJC for making me feel like a winner when I opened my Platinum box! I never would have expected the extra goodies…and on my birthday to boot! You made my day! πŸ™‚ And Whitley Kate has been whirling and twirling in the darling dress that you sent. The blue brings out the blue in her eyes! πŸ™‚

Sara - August 4, 2010 - 8:36 pm

How fun! I love cats, so in my opinion I’m sure it would be a fabulous addition to your mjc family.
I just have to say thank you again for all the extras included in my platnium orders. I’ve been going a little crazy lately and felt extremely guilty about ordering even MORE on my last platnium orders, but the extras made me so glad I ordered! Yipee!!! I would have been so bummed if I would have been reading about everyone else getting them and not me! I’m so excited to give one of my extra tanks and a skirt to our little neighbor whose mom loves mjc but doesn’t have the budget right now. So your love will be passed on…thanks so much!!!!!!

gran - August 4, 2010 - 5:40 pm

You all really know how to make a Grandmother have a wonderful wonderful day. Thank you to Kiara. Thank you to Sam. Thank you to Sara. Thank you Thank you Matilda Jane Clothing.

Day to the Oh - August 4, 2010 - 3:52 pm

Got to touch and feel the beautiful clothes today hooray!!! Of course got more than what was on my list, but I get sucked in. So sucked in, in fact, that I forget about the other releases and will be out of money! lol anyhoo… I got my fix today and am excited… still say a RETRO cage on a stand with a BIRD named Captain Morgan is the way to go. πŸ˜‰

mimi - August 4, 2010 - 2:29 pm

Denise, I just had to make a post on the blog to tell you thank you for all my beautiful extras that was in with my Platinum. Totally unexpected boxes of wonderful. Just like Christmas around here!! You have certainly made my day. We love you and all the Matilda Jane gang!

mom2curls - August 4, 2010 - 2:16 pm

Just have to once again say THANK YOU!!! I came home today only to receive multiple packages with many EXTRAS!!! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect such a thoughtful gift!!! Your talent is amazing! The customer service is like no other!! THE BEST!!!! Thanks again for all you do!!~Robin

Chelle Belle - August 4, 2010 - 1:07 pm

Is there a fish tank service? That would be a nice way to go. You pick the fish but someone else maintains the tank. Fish are SO relaxing and can de-stress you very quickly. I wish I could have a cat, but choose not to because two frequent visitors to our house are allergic. Congrats to the winners! Field trip is awesome. I am sitting this round out for budget issues, but will enjoy seeing all the photos and guessing which sells out first! Have fun! Loving this blog and comments on FB! πŸ™‚

Janella - August 4, 2010 - 12:54 pm

Denise, my husband is very allergic to cats and dogs. I highly recommend Allerpet, you dampen a cloth and rub it on the cat. It helps reduce the saliva and dander which people are allergic to. It does not harm the cat ofcourse but will seriously help with her allergic reaction to the cat’s dander. It can be purchased at the Petstore. Congrats to the WINNERS!!

tree*head - August 4, 2010 - 12:52 pm

ooo…not sure about a cat, the shedding, ugh…I think a fish tank is a great idea!

Brooke - August 4, 2010 - 12:22 pm

One word …. Fish… No shedding…. No allergies… Cute to look at… Good luck..

mimi - August 4, 2010 - 4:46 am

Denise, you are so particular about all the goodies, even down to buttons, and ribbon, and wrinkles. I’m not sure you could manage cat hair, everywhere. Cats are such climbers. Adopt a sweet, mature dog, it will love your girls to death, and give them a smile everyday, and Chris will be “sneeze free”.

Lil - August 3, 2010 - 10:21 pm

I just gotta day that Stella look hot driving Sam and Kayla around.

But to be honest i was also thinking about Romeo would do to Sam (the cat) if he ran into her! Yikes.
Love Sam’s car and the whole nine yards.. Awesome picture!

Jessica G - August 3, 2010 - 10:13 pm

The answer is simple… get a dog instead.

Grizellie - August 3, 2010 - 9:18 pm

Oh my!!! I am so excited! Seriously, I never imagined pet would be right but I was trying to guess off the charts…ha! Thanks so much!!!

new2MJC - August 3, 2010 - 7:53 pm

I am allergic to cats too but I’m okay as long as I don’t touch them! Certain cats don’t bother me at all. Maybe you could test drive one. Good luck I think a shop cat is a great idea.

mom2P&B - August 3, 2010 - 7:51 pm

Get the 435 gals a cat!! Besides the hair….you already know how easy they are! Plus, just think of the cute cat ribbon you could put on a piece of MJ…inspired by the cat of 435!! πŸ™‚

CACH - August 3, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Not a fan of cats either, especially cat hair! And might be a concern for those with allergies to cat hair. How about a fish tank? πŸ™‚

MJC fan - August 3, 2010 - 7:01 pm

We were able to make cat free areas in our house – we put tape sticky side up ( afew pieces side by side) and the cats would not cross it – after a few weeks we were able to remove the tape and the cats did not go in those areas. Worked great!

Permission Slip for my Field Trip - August 3, 2010 - 6:54 pm

Guessed a zillion times and never would have guessed a cat! Congrats winners-enjoy shopping!!! I am going to have to say top pass on the cat if there are allergies-sorry. I am a teacher and always go for the hermit crab!!!

*Twinkle*Toes* - August 3, 2010 - 6:47 pm

The answer to that question is getting a MR. Bigglesworth cat like Dr. Evil in Austin powers…. That would solve the allergy and fur problem… but it would be a face only a mother could love…. Groovy field trip baby! Congrats to the winners!

fruit punch tulip - August 3, 2010 - 6:45 pm

How about a zhu zhu pet? No hair, no litter box and no food.

Beautifulclothing - August 3, 2010 - 6:37 pm

Wow! A cat! I thought it would have been harder. Congrats girls! You are lucky ladies. You rock Day to the Oh, I agree with the retro bird cage, totally cool idea. I can’t believe I did not think of it first. Great minds think alike I guess. Speaking of Captain Morgan, I think I need something stronger! Stress has hit me hard lately and not sure what to do about it. Well TTYL girls and try to relax a bit Denise. Easier said than done I know. I hate when people tell me to relax! Anyway, congrats again!

J.Diddy - August 3, 2010 - 6:32 pm

…well,i would have never guessed a cat in the office, definitely stumped on that one! congrats winners!

shevaun - August 3, 2010 - 6:25 pm

we just put our kitty down TODAY literally, so please get a kitty for me- they are the best! (Preferably a calico like our sweet Pumpkin!!)

berni - August 3, 2010 - 6:21 pm

You know you always get cats in pairs, right? Don’t go three though, no matter how much people tell you, “Oh, one more won’t make that much of a difference!”.

Naming contest…only after we get to see them though!

Oh, almost forgot, from past experience long haired cats always gave me less trouble than short hair in terms of allergies.

gran - August 3, 2010 - 6:20 pm

Sorry but if Chris is allergic then I must vote no.

Isabella's mami - August 3, 2010 - 6:10 pm

Love this image! The driver is a hoot and S, D & K made me smile.

janeb - August 3, 2010 - 5:55 pm

You must must must get central vac. Instead of going crazy with the lint brush and swifting all the time vaccuum-city sweetheart=) I didnt even look to see if someone else offered this advice..

Day to the Oh - August 3, 2010 - 5:51 pm

Congrats winners! That was an awesome guess! I wouldn’t have never thought of it, but hey, I thought of Spanx! I would nix the cat with an allergic gal in the office. Also I’m so allergic the thought of my pretties coming from your digs with a cat now makes me nervous. But whatevs. πŸ˜‰ But a BIRD in a killer retro cage would be cool. You could name it Captain Morgan and teach it to say cool things like “get me a diet coke on the double” and “cheeky” and some MJ gangsta talk. Yah. That’s my vote!!! xo

Emma's*Mommy - August 3, 2010 - 5:44 pm

Congrats to the winners…I confess I’m really jealous, but never in a million year would I have guessed that so you deserve your reward!

Robin Chase - August 3, 2010 - 5:37 pm

I know how you feel, pet hair is noooo fun… but pets are πŸ™‚
so here’s a little advice from a momma that despises pet hair but LOVES pets…
1) get a dyson pet hair vacuum (sp?) it is AMAZINNGGG
2)and let the cat know early on that some spots are pet free spots, keeping a spray bottle with water close by helps, just spray every time it gets on couch/bed/desk, they learn pretty quick

Hope this helps! Have fun with the field trip and I LOVE THE NEW MJ clothes!!!
And remember… try to enjoy that little kitty πŸ™‚

wish we could have a cat as well - August 3, 2010 - 5:33 pm

Benadryl…and name the cat Benny so you never forget to take it. Oh, how I wish I could get my little girl a cat, she is so in love with kittens, but I am so very allergic πŸ™
Love the picture, so fun!

Belle - August 3, 2010 - 5:29 pm

Oh, i’m with you I hate cats and my son loves them. Poor thing will never get one πŸ˜‰

mom2curls - August 3, 2010 - 5:23 pm

You need the Austin Powers cat…Was it MR. bigglesworth or something like that??!!! Hairless…

Michelle - August 3, 2010 - 5:20 pm

I own a country store, we have a store cat, everyone loves her! I’m not a cat fan but she’s grown on me and she’s at the door every morning when we open! She goes out at night πŸ˜‰

Lisa M - August 3, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Oh lookie… little Stella is driving – so cute! I would love to spend a few minutes in your head… hmmmm, no advice on the cat hair – I told my girls no pets with hair. So now we have a hermit crab and soon we will have a turtle

Holly's Mama - August 3, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Congratulations winners!!! How awesome to 250 MJ bucks!!!

Wendy - August 3, 2010 - 5:19 pm

I have no advice because we just put our cat to sleep and while I do miss him, I am actually enjoying the fact that we have no more cat hair to deal with! (But now my kids want a dog, uh oh.)

boys4girls2 - August 3, 2010 - 5:17 pm

Lucky girls…I could have used that gift card Field Trip is TDF and I have WAY to much on my list!

MJC fan - August 3, 2010 - 5:11 pm

get a cute hairless cat- or get a long haired cat and have it groomed short – with a puffy mane and tail

Time for a MJC Field Trip

And I feel like celebrating a bit too. Yup, celebrating by going to bed. Pure exhaustion here and if I do not not call it a night I am surely gonna start eating everything in site. I hope you all love what you see in Collection One. And thank you to all the FaceBookers for keeping me up and helping with the descriptions!!

I’ll announce the big MJC Gift Card winner tomorrow!!! Truth be told, I haven’t went through comments yet! And I need to sleep for the sake of anyone who has to be near me tomorrow!


mimi - August 5, 2010 - 8:02 am

Our little granddaughter, Kellee, who’s 3, came in the house this morning at 7:30, twirling in her Megan knot dress, sooo pretty, [if you’re thinking about getting one]. That has just made MiMi’s day. Platinum and MJ, so worth it!!

tree*head - August 3, 2010 - 4:21 pm

hey – my post is gone…can’t wait to see who wins THE big MJC gift card!! Hope lady luck is on my side πŸ˜‰

Debra Stallings - August 3, 2010 - 1:22 pm

I bet you are going on a field trip somewhere overseas to volunteer and give out clothing to children. Denise you are always so generous and caring. so are all your employees.

Paci Smuggla (Kathy G) - August 3, 2010 - 10:53 am

Oh, the top with the Myrtle big ruffles looks so much like an anthro top but much longer. Love the longer tees as they go great with leggings and boots. I so hope this is a MJ tee that will be up for sale:)

Day to the Oh - August 3, 2010 - 10:28 am

There are some Mama pieces I’m loving… some that haven’t even been posted yet. That top that Sam has on with the Myrtle Big ruffle pants… be still my beatin’ heart, girlie!!! And I can tell that Burnie tee will be BURNT out by the end of fall/winter ’cause I’m not gonna want to take it off! Can’t wait to see more! πŸ˜‰

Robin Amstutz - August 3, 2010 - 6:05 am

I love the women’s Field Trip clothing. Wish my girls were still small so that I could buy the girls items!! But then if they were then Kiara would never have interned at Matilda Janes and I would never have heard about your clothing! LOL! I look forward to buying the new items to wear to work!! Have a GREAT day at Matilda Janes!

sashadvm - August 2, 2010 - 9:56 pm

hey where is our winner wnner chicken dinner??? hee hee!

J.Diddy - August 2, 2010 - 8:56 pm

c’mon something with becky’s baby!

Abby - August 2, 2010 - 8:38 pm

Sooooo….where was that Field Trip to this weekend;)!?! I went to bed early for once and missed the fun last night, so now I’m scared to go to sleep and miss something wonderful!?!! Love, love, LOVE your new creations!!!!!!!!!!!

Sophia's Mom - August 2, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Such a beautiful and GROOVY collection!! LOVE IT ALL!!!

Cynthia Schauss - August 2, 2010 - 3:16 pm

ohhhh…I want the ziggy brown leggings with the anna top…love it. I picked a bad time to move. I missed a lot! Darn it.

Niki Rowe - August 2, 2010 - 1:15 pm

pretty excited about finding out what you were on a firld trip for…………

berni - August 2, 2010 - 11:28 am

LOVE it! Looking forward to seeing “Field Trip” 2 and 3.

tree*head - August 2, 2010 - 11:19 am

What?! I missed a contest?….uh oh…loving FT so far-its so hard keeping my list small!

tracy s - August 2, 2010 - 11:15 am

awaiting moderation – so I see everyone one elses entry in the big contest, but mine says awaiting moderation…hmmm. any ideas?

Rach - August 2, 2010 - 10:38 am

I HOPE AND PRAY I am right on the gift card contest. Only one entry I think before the computer crashed (and all my MJ money went to buy a new one this weekend)Great new computer but super sad about my MJ cash.

Julie - August 2, 2010 - 10:10 am

I am loving the pics of Field Trip!!!!

Jamie - August 2, 2010 - 8:30 am

oooh where is the ft gift card contest?

SO JAZZED for this line. I was a day late but have been playing with descriptions over on FB anyhow. So fun!

Farah - August 2, 2010 - 7:36 am

The most beautiful line by far!! I want them all πŸ™‚

Beautifulclothing - August 2, 2010 - 6:17 am

Love Field Trip! Yippy πŸ™‚

Christine - August 2, 2010 - 3:19 am

Oh my!!!! Can I say stunning! Fall has always been my favorite season and you have added just a little more LOVE in that catagory.
I thought I will be good…hahaha


Now go get some must needed rest:)

Holly's Mama - August 2, 2010 - 1:09 am

I just got back from Las Vegas about an hour ago. I came on here to see the Field Trip everyone is going on because the suspense is killing me!!! I tried not to think about it on vacation but I have to admit I did a little πŸ˜‰ I was even tempted to go online when my husband was visiting the Apple store and add more guesses but I decided to have a little online “break.” I just caught up on the guesses for your Field Trip right now and have to say there are some interesting ones. I can’t wait until you finally tell us!!! Okay, I am off to bed now too because I have to take my daughter to swim lessons in the morning and I don’t want to be grumpy. It’s difficult to sleep though after the excitement of Vegas πŸ™‚

Niki Rowe - August 1, 2010 - 10:43 pm

Love what I see so far! You galls are SOOOOOO talented!

J.Diddy - August 1, 2010 - 9:39 pm

thanks it was a fun night. im exhausted myself!! loving the pieces so far!!!!

A MJC Field Trip

Am I like 20 years behind or what?Β  Wow.Β  I had really thought this week would slow down. Ha, guess again.Β  So excited we got the last of the sale orders pulled, now they just need to be packed and shipped. That should happen Tuesday at the absolute latest.Β  Absolute.

So today was crazy. We wanted to get all the pulling done so we got in super early and hit our goal around 2:00.Β  We then moved all the shelves, did deep cleaning, and are now onto counting every single thing in that building. Everything. But hey, the sale wasΒ  better than we anticipated and I think we are gonna get A/C. So excited.Β  Dang we are gonna be cool.Β  And warm. Cuz you may not know, for how hot that building is in the summer it is that cold in the winter. It is super old and has been empty for…I’m thinking 20 years.

So things are changing up at MJC…oh and it is gonna be good. Yup, we are even getting 2 more girls to answer phones and assist with customer service. Yup, we are shifting girls around a bit. So I guess that is why I have been ignoring my blog, ha and email. Hiring, ordering stickers and treats, inventory, cleaning,Β  the team is going on a field trip to get something….(guess what…and if you can guess, which you probably won’t I’ll give you 250 bucks in MJC), and oh my gosh, I need to take my drivers test so I don’t lose my license like by August 8..Dang..dang…

And how about the winners for the outfits. The following gals, please email Sam at, Tara Hayes, Lolli, mom_to_maddy, Niki Row, Melanie Howard, Kristi, and may Mayernik.Β  Please be sure to give her your address and daughter’s size. She will ship late next week.Β  Oh, please use Subject line” Blog Prize”

Thanks to all. And be sure to say an extra prayer for Chelsa. She hasn’t been feeling well and we just can’t handle the thought of her nor anyone to feel uncomfortable.

S & B Mommy - August 3, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Well, I guess earlier and it never showed up … it was … getting materials for a BOYS line πŸ™‚ (hint hint) and my friend tried to guess but her didn’t work either, she said you were starting a new bedding line.

mom2curls - August 3, 2010 - 6:07 am

You went on a field tip to the Childrens Museum!

PeyMom - August 3, 2010 - 6:02 am

The Kids Dart Drive Start Campaign! Congrats!! The picture is adorable! πŸ™‚

Teddi - August 3, 2010 - 4:33 am

I’m guessing you took a field trip to your house to rest for all the hard work you’ve all been doing!! LOVE the new line!!

kaitlyn - August 2, 2010 - 11:16 pm

Hmm…Going to get new shelves!

sunny*girl - August 2, 2010 - 10:23 pm

field trip to get new computers..imac perhaps?

Jmay - August 2, 2010 - 9:23 pm

I think I figured it out…Your team went to pick up the Kids Dart Campaign Yard Signs to help promote awareness to drivers to slow down where kids live and play. What a surprise to see Joe- Great Picture!!!

Melissa - August 2, 2010 - 9:14 pm

Going on a field trip to get new recruits!

brittney - August 2, 2010 - 9:09 pm

Was it a trip to the hospital, visit special kids?

Amanda - August 2, 2010 - 8:30 pm

You said they were going on a field trip to get something…they were going to get the signs to take to the Lutheran’s Children’s Hospital to be given out to the public!

christie - August 2, 2010 - 8:25 pm

going on a field trip to pick up A/C?

christie - August 2, 2010 - 8:22 pm

Ya’ll are going on a field trip to get something good to eat at a good restarant! or to get a bus? boxes and tissue paper? a day of pampering at the spa?

christie - August 2, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Did ya’ll go get a massage for all the hard work ya’ll have been doing?

WhitleyKate's mom - August 2, 2010 - 7:53 pm

Must be the Kids Dart Campaign! You went on a field trip there! Joe is so cute! Hope I can pick one up at Riley later this month. They usually participate in the campaign!

Tracey - August 2, 2010 - 7:04 pm

I think you are going to the tincaps game for a field trip!!!!!

Amanda - August 2, 2010 - 6:55 pm

To spend their bonus checks!!!

Amanda - August 2, 2010 - 6:51 pm

RAISES!!! For the entire team for their hardwork!! That’s it!! PAY RAISES!!

Amanda - August 2, 2010 - 6:49 pm

Or going to get RAISES!!! For the entire team for their hardwork!! That’s it!! PAY RAISES!!

Amanda - August 2, 2010 - 6:46 pm

Or going to get a new company car??

Amanda - August 2, 2010 - 6:44 pm

You guys are going on a field trip to buy new cars for the whole team for all their hard work and dedication!

Wendy - August 2, 2010 - 6:42 pm

ice cream!!

~love - August 2, 2010 - 6:38 pm

all i can think about is a vanilla coke right now. so, i’m going to say you’re going to get pop!

Jennifer Jeffries - August 2, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Fun contest!! You are going on a field trip for new/more office equipment (phones, desks, scissors, etc…) for the new/current MJC workers! Maybe, I don’t know!!

Jamie - August 2, 2010 - 6:23 pm

Barbie Museum?

brittney - August 2, 2010 - 6:23 pm

my other posts disappeared πŸ™ I thought maybe you were going on a field trip the bed, to get some rest. And the other said going to get a car to run your errands. Not sure where the posts went

MacKenzie Meyer - August 2, 2010 - 6:19 pm

getting a spa day? or buttons? or more storage?
or maybe you’re going to open up an MJC Store!!!

Sophia's Mom - August 2, 2010 - 6:18 pm more…yall are going to the local Humane Society…your sweet little kitty would LOVE a friend to play with!! πŸ™‚

Beautifulclothing - August 2, 2010 - 6:17 pm

You are going to the Lutheran Children’s Hospital to give the children goodies to be more specific. You are going to go to radio stations and announce how to keep kids safe with the Kids Dart Drive Smart Campaign to be more specific than my post below.

Misha - August 2, 2010 - 6:16 pm

You’re all going to get a pink highlight in your hair in honor of Chelsa…or maybe get some breast cancer awareness fabric to do a breast cancer knot dress in honor of her.

Beautifulclothing - August 2, 2010 - 6:13 pm

You are going to the Kids Dart Drive Smart Campaign!

Jamie - August 2, 2010 - 6:05 pm

Um, field trip to get some doggies?

2teenagersandababy - August 2, 2010 - 3:03 pm

You’ve ordered so much more inventory of FT to keep us addicts happy. Now you need more storage, like shelves. That’s what your going to get—shelves.

Andrea - August 2, 2010 - 2:00 pm

You are going to get new material for a new bedding line!

Abranda - August 2, 2010 - 1:55 pm

Going to get materials for a new BOYS line. (HINT HINT)

Andrea - August 2, 2010 - 1:52 pm

Maybe you are going to New York to a fashion show to get new ideas.

Berkley Cate - August 2, 2010 - 1:42 pm

I’m really hoping my comments are going through…haven’t seen posted yet.

kimberly - August 2, 2010 - 1:02 pm

to hunt down adorable buttons

Beautifulclothing - August 2, 2010 - 12:40 pm

You all are going to pick out material to make new curtains! You may be going to get some pretty flowers for Chelsa and then you are going to visit her and help out with the kiddos for the day!

Sophia's Mom - August 2, 2010 - 12:37 pm

Hmmm….That’s a hard one….I’m gonna say you are all taking a trip to get a nice cold ICEE or a cool car with the MJC logo so you can drive all over the place while representing the coolest clothes line EVER!!! MJC ROCKS!!!

tree*head - August 2, 2010 - 12:24 pm

…last guess…going to have portraits done?

tree*head - August 2, 2010 - 12:23 pm

….are you all going to a party store to get things for a Company picnic…like a Luau at your house?

tree*head - August 2, 2010 - 12:19 pm

…are you going on a field trip to get another fridge? new ironing board? more racks?

Beautifulclothing - August 2, 2010 - 12:19 pm

You could be going to the Today show or a talk show like Oprah to get more recognition for Matilda Jane. If that would be possible you should GO FOR IT GIRLS! Matilda Jane would grow to a huge company before you knew it! It is already huge, but would get even bigger! That time will come Denise! Love it!

tree*head - August 2, 2010 - 12:17 pm

…a field trip to the beach?
…resort? spa? UPS? a ranch retreat?

Beautifulclothing - August 2, 2010 - 12:16 pm

You may be going to get a steamer or new office chairs. Everyone can pick out their own personal chair! Are you going to Hershey Penn to go to the Crayola factory or the Hershey factory? I have always wanted to go there. You could be going to a amusement park such as Kings Island or Disney World to have a blast! Tattoos seem to be alittle far fetched. New colorful decorative boxes sounds good so that they will stand out from the other bland boxes. New stickers to put on the boxes. You could all be going to make stickers! πŸ˜‰

*TKJT* - August 2, 2010 - 12:14 pm

Awww I will say an extra prayer for Chelsa! πŸ™ Poor thing! She is absolutely gorgeous…with or without hair!

I have no idea about the field trip but if I were you ladies…after all the hard work lately I think you guys deserve some massages/facials! Ahhhhhh I’m going in this week…can’t wait! πŸ™‚

tree*head - August 2, 2010 - 12:13 pm

Hmmm…a field trip to Vegas?

JJARMOM - August 2, 2010 - 11:43 am

How about you are taking everyone to the Ice Cream Parlor YUM!!!!

tracy s - August 2, 2010 - 11:13 am

So I don’t see my comment – I think you went to get team photos taken! A photoshoot of your own. My second guess would be you went to get new props for your pictures. A little flea market adventure.

JillRB - August 2, 2010 - 10:29 am

the craft store and picking our some beautiful tissue paper & fall theme decor

JillRB - August 2, 2010 - 10:28 am

taking the team on a tour of UPS and picking out some new boxes/shipping supplies

bcrowell - August 2, 2010 - 9:52 am

i posted my guess days ago…but it isnt there!!! i guessed pretty toes…you know, pedicures! you all deserve some pampering for sure!
Field trip looks amazing!

PeyMom - August 2, 2010 - 9:38 am

I am thinking you girls are heading to the 127 Corridor Sale…The World’s Longest Garage Sale!

AC's Mom - August 2, 2010 - 9:32 am

A field trip to where you grew up?

amanda - August 2, 2010 - 9:28 am

i asked my 2 year old daughter and she said playdoh…..

Elizabeth Hummel - August 2, 2010 - 9:14 am

Are you going to get school supplies??? I love shopping for school supplies! What is it about crisp new folders, new crayons and a new eraser that just make me happy?

Emily - August 2, 2010 - 8:01 am

I know where you all are going or should go….a Field Trip to the SPA!!! I hope I’m right you ALL have been working so hard I know you all need a massage before you become busy again. -Emily C

J.Diddy - August 2, 2010 - 7:31 am

ohhh…maybe u bought a bunch of school supplies and stuff to donate!

Berkley Cate - August 2, 2010 - 6:41 am

Additional phones and/or computers….since you are hiring more girls to help with phone calls and emails.

Mdc - August 2, 2010 - 6:39 am

I guessed”matching tattoos” before and I never saw it come up on the comments so just want to make sure you got it:)

Berkley Cate - August 2, 2010 - 6:39 am

A Rowenta Pressure Steam Iron so that you can iron faster with better results. And a professional size ironing board.

Berkley Cate - August 2, 2010 - 6:35 am

A shirt/dress folder to fold all of those pretty clothes neatly and quickly!

Paci Smuggla (Kathy G) - August 2, 2010 - 6:34 am

Okay….so if you’re in school….you take a field trip to do something fun but educational…

Here’s my best shot….When you’re not in school, you wish for the days when you were and life was simpler….I think you are going to a school to do something fun!

Berkley Cate - August 2, 2010 - 6:32 am

A bigger, faster printer for printing invoices and orders. I bet it is impossible for one to keep up!

Berkley Cate - August 2, 2010 - 6:29 am

I HOPE you are going to get some batting/supplies so that you can start making some awesome bedding for all of us MJC addicts! My little girl NEEDS some awesome bedding so that I will be motivated to create her “big girl room.” I saw someone suggest this on facebook and the reply that said it’s in your brain. Now, I have quit looking for bedding, in hopes that you will design some SOON. Just a simple duvet cover and shams with those gorgeous fabrics of yours would be awesome!!

mnm - August 2, 2010 - 6:13 am

my guess is going on a fieldtrip….to get more beautiful fabrics for more gorgeous clothing….overseas maybe??? ha!!

Amy M - August 2, 2010 - 5:36 am

Headed on a field trip to…… have a nice lunch at ziannos… then off to pick out buttons and accessories for the spring platinum…

amanda h - August 2, 2010 - 4:45 am

y’all are going to get spa treatments:)

JJARMOM - August 1, 2010 - 10:44 pm

Maybe going to a water or amusement park or how about a concert. All that would be fun πŸ™‚

JJARMOM - August 1, 2010 - 10:42 pm

I’m going to say manicures or a spa day.

jenniB - August 1, 2010 - 9:58 pm

Has anyone suggested a disco ball for 435?

Emma's*Mommy - August 1, 2010 - 9:37 pm

First stop on your FT would be to the Mc D’s drive thru…Dt. Cokes for all…then to someplace exotic to find inspiration for next years spring line which I’m sure you are already working on.
Not very creative…I know…but that is why I’m not a fabulous designer and you are.

teresa - August 1, 2010 - 8:17 pm

So, after I hit submit I realized I put 423 and I meant 435!!!! It has been a long day!

teresa - August 1, 2010 - 8:14 pm

You have been working soooo hard to make room for the new “Field Trip” line! Are you going on a “Field Trip” to pick get and bring all the new line to the 423?!? I can’t wait till Friday!!!


Melissa - August 1, 2010 - 7:43 pm

Something to do with Christmas maybe…

Julie - August 1, 2010 - 5:58 pm

Are you all going on a field trip to pick out new office chairs??

fruit punch tulip - August 1, 2010 - 1:41 pm

A Steamer.

CACH - August 1, 2010 - 12:09 pm

How about a bed so you can take turns napping when you are there forever packing boxes to ship to all of us begging for our orders yesterday! πŸ™‚

CACH - August 1, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Late coming into this but maybe stuff for the new girls you are hiring? More phones, etc..

Karen - August 1, 2010 - 11:24 am

How about a company fan

berni - August 1, 2010 - 5:12 am

You’re going on a field trip. How fun! Are you going on a field trip to look at a new or second building because you are growing so fast? Or…for cases of Faygo so everyone gets their favorite!?

AE*milly - July 31, 2010 - 10:27 pm

you are going to chicago to get things to take stock oictures with….like funky stuff. oh and a chicago style pizza.

Grizellie - July 31, 2010 - 10:02 pm

An airshow or car show?

Karen - July 31, 2010 - 7:55 pm

To get an ac/heater.

Beautifulclothing - July 31, 2010 - 7:21 pm

Maybe you are going to the Flea Market to pick up some unique stuff for MJ! FIrst you can hit some yard sales then off to the Flea Market! That was hopefully my last guess! lol

Permission Slip for my Field Trip - July 31, 2010 - 7:19 pm

I bet you are going to get that much needed bar code system to help with your inventory! You kow my friend Tammy’s husband can help you out (from Plymouth Artfair)!!!???

2boysandagirl - July 31, 2010 - 7:13 pm

Maybe going on a field trip to find more people to hire to help out at 435.

2boysandagirl - July 31, 2010 - 7:10 pm

Maybe they are going on a field trip to fins some props or decorations.

Beautifulclothing - July 31, 2010 - 5:11 pm

You all are going to a fabric store to pick out material so that you all can come back and make your own quilt for your bed or picking out bikes together to go bike riding together as a MJ family!

MeganP - July 31, 2010 - 5:07 pm

You are going on a field trip to get new hangers. LOL Or maybe to get some new storage containers. πŸ™‚

My Little Carolina Girl - July 31, 2010 - 2:01 pm

you all are going to a local hospital to brighten the day of some little girls who have illnesses of their own with some new MJ clothing. Then you all are going to design a MJ shirt for an upcoming Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in support of Chelsa. Finally, you will surprise Chelsa with her shirt and all sign up to Avon Walk the walk for Chelsa. After than you all will sit by the pool, cook out, drink some tasty drinks and relax before the new line releases and its back to chaos. Enjoy the weekend.

Day to the Oh - July 31, 2010 - 1:19 pm

OH, my dear beautifulclothing!!!… love that you caught my SPANX comment! I think we would be good friends. You won the 435 trip with your darling video right? You’re one I voted for! Loved it! And you’re a photog, right? Me too. I think I remember stalking your site, maybe? Where are you located again? Kindred spirits, I tell you. haha (Do you love Anne of Green Gables by any chance???) WAIT! I didn’t even wait for you to answer if you were the winner, but we can still be friends even if none of that is TRUE!!! πŸ˜‰ hahaha SPANX baby! πŸ˜‰

Chelle Belle - July 31, 2010 - 11:02 am

Here are my guesses what you will get on your team field trip:

Ice machine
Espresso machine
new cutting machine
Ikea trip for storage solutions or furniture

Love the previews!

two tiny princesses - July 31, 2010 - 10:56 am

Ok…how about a outdoor play set for those 3 adorable boys?! :o)

K Squared Mommy - July 31, 2010 - 10:09 am

One more guess–you are all going to the Emmy’s next month because MJ is part of the celebrity gift suite? πŸ™‚

Beautifulclothing - July 31, 2010 - 6:53 am

You all are all going to get an award!

my little carolina girl - July 31, 2010 - 6:47 am

You r going to go brighten the day of some little girls who r in the hospital suffering from their illnesses with matilda jane wear and then u all r going to sign up and get shirts made for the walk for breast cancer in support of chelsa

nicole - July 31, 2010 - 6:44 am

some much needed R&R? That would be nice right? πŸ™‚ Cant wait until Tuesday!

JMay - July 31, 2010 - 5:42 am

I posted this last night but it is not here so I’m trying again…I’m fairly new to Matilda Jane and loving it! Oh how I would love to win some new MJ gear for my daughter. So here is my guess…maybe the team is going to get the Fall 2010 Field Trip Catalogs???

AmyH - July 31, 2010 - 5:05 am


Missy T - July 31, 2010 - 3:29 am

To get manicures and pedicures for tired hands and feet.

Sweetp6373 - July 30, 2010 - 11:55 pm


Carrie - July 30, 2010 - 10:43 pm

Cactus? Bathtub? Horse? Motorcycle? Krispy Creme? CHipotle? Bottlecaps? Lotion? Hand sanitizer? Mittens? Rump Roast? LOL Okay now I am just finding humor in my own randomness…

Carrie - July 30, 2010 - 10:39 pm

Tractor? Lawnmower? Rakes? Hats? New glasses? Balloons? Ipad? A MJC boat? Lobster? Surf Board? Moose? Santa? Crutches? Charm? Aquarium? I know I said I was done before, but I had to come back,lol.

wenders - July 30, 2010 - 10:28 pm

You are going to get a company car???

Darlene, Mom to Four Princesses! - July 30, 2010 - 10:20 pm

I have already guessed… a pet, computers, furniture, massages, and I agree with beautiful clothing… you did say you needed new irons and ironing boards lol…. Please let us know if anyone is close! lol the suspense is just crazy ! lol…

DKW - July 30, 2010 - 8:59 pm

you are going to get an award of some sort – like “Best 2010 Fort Wayne Business” (aka “Swagger Award”) or “Best Small Business in Indiana” or “Best Philanthropic Company in the Midwest” or “Most Awesomest Clothing Company in the USA” (you get the idea – an award honoring your whole team and the incredible business you’ve built together)

Beautifulclothing - July 30, 2010 - 8:56 pm

personal laptops!

JMay - July 30, 2010 - 8:45 pm

I’m fairly new to Matilda Jane and loving it! Oh how I would love to win my daughter some MJ wear. So here is my guess…The team is going to pick up the Fall 2010 Field Trip Catalogs???

Beautifulclothing - July 30, 2010 - 8:40 pm

You are all going shopping for Chelsa! God will guide her through! My Mother-In-Law is going through it right now as well. God, please give someone the ability to find the cure!

Beautifulclothing - July 30, 2010 - 8:37 pm

New irons and ironing boards! Sewing supplies! You are letting everyone pick out there sewing supplies and furniture for their new little sewing area!

Beautifulclothing - July 30, 2010 - 8:35 pm

SPANX…LOL. That is so funny! You are going shopping for snacks and drinks for the vending machine and coke machine that you are getting. You may be getting paint to paint the walls exciting new colors to brighten it up.

Stacie Petta - July 30, 2010 - 8:25 pm

You’re going to get your own delivery truck for all of these orders!

Stacie Petta - July 30, 2010 - 8:23 pm

field trip for new desks…or office furniture of some sort!

Stacie Petta - July 30, 2010 - 8:22 pm

Your going on a field trip to get new paint for the walls!

WENDY - July 30, 2010 - 8:21 pm

To get a fountain coke machine! πŸ™‚

Cathy Piper - July 30, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Field Trip to get…massages, makeovers, or facials? Or new 435 furniture?

Addy Van Anne - July 30, 2010 - 7:52 pm

buy new shoes? all going to get hair cuts?

Addy Van Anne - July 30, 2010 - 7:49 pm

luggage? A swing? tattoo’s?

Farrar Lindner - July 30, 2010 - 7:41 pm

Is it a Television, radio, or my favorite, an expresso machine?

3 Peaches Mom - July 30, 2010 - 7:04 pm

A field trip to get matching tatoos!

Tara Hayes - July 30, 2010 - 7:02 pm

Ok so… I heard you didn’t have air condition in 435 so…. I say that you are either getting an air conditioner or looking for a bigger location for MJC!!!

Donna Wolkan - July 30, 2010 - 6:46 pm

Your going to get a company VAN “The MJC VAN” to become MOBILE!! For Mobile Art Fairs Monthly!! Then you are going to visit Pittsburgh, PA First because thats where I live!! Then you can invite me to come along and like the gypsy I am I just Might do that!!

sunny*girl - July 30, 2010 - 6:36 pm

i’m going to guess you are going out to get tatoos…LOL!! ;o) Whatever you do have fun!!!

Kristen - July 30, 2010 - 6:29 pm

For a field you may need new purses, bags, or backpacks!!!

Terese - July 30, 2010 - 6:06 pm

field trip to get….an espresso machine…hmmm…an old faygo pop machine (they call it pop rather than soda in Indiana, right?)

Dorien Nielson - July 30, 2010 - 5:49 pm

a field trip for ice cream cones….one can always use a good ice cream cone in the summer. either that or a sno-cone. hey, it’s worth a shot!

Sashadvm - July 30, 2010 - 5:39 pm

Or maybe your womb chair

momofapipsqueak - July 30, 2010 - 5:37 pm

An office field trip sounds like fun- I have no idea so I will guess you are going on a trip to redecorate 435 a little ….

Sashadvm - July 30, 2010 - 5:37 pm

Well any other school field trip in Indiana would be to Connor prarie… But I think you need something. How about Slurpies.

Lynna & Lily's mom - July 30, 2010 - 5:35 pm

Six Flags!! More flags, More fun! I have been planning on going on my own little field trip there and next week is the last week it is open during the week!

sara - July 30, 2010 - 5:22 pm


lolli - July 30, 2010 - 5:10 pm

I know where you all are going because I am going too!! LOL!
The team is going to the World’s Longest Yard Sale and Sidewalk Sales and find some really cool stuff for MJC!!!

susieblueeyes - July 30, 2010 - 5:08 pm

The team is going on a field trip to the Farmer’s Market for fresh veggies and goodies! πŸ™‚

susieblueeyes - July 30, 2010 - 5:05 pm

The team is going to get an old vintage MJC VW beetle to do more pics with! πŸ™‚

susieblueeyes - July 30, 2010 - 4:56 pm

The TEAM is going to have their picture made with your favorite Hockey team to hang at 435!

susieblueeyes - July 30, 2010 - 4:54 pm

You are going on a field trip to buy Chelsa a gift…and maybe take it to her?

Scotlyn - July 30, 2010 - 4:38 pm

The tweed bags shown in photo???

Abby - July 30, 2010 - 4:11 pm

Hmmmm….Field Trip to Chicago for some fun with the girls. Maybe to include a trip to the Merchandise Mart for some ideas for your office or another glimpse at a Womb chair???

lockr (Ramona) - July 30, 2010 - 4:04 pm

Desks, computers, and phones for the two new customer service people…..yep they need their own work space.

J.Diddy - July 30, 2010 - 3:07 pm

its something about Becky. Going to pick up her crib? pick up a gift for her?….something about that. Its gotta be something not so obvious since u said we wont be able to guess….hmmmm….

Mary Kay - July 30, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Wish I had a great idea of where you are headed for a field trip, but at this point in the game most great answers have been taken. Whatever & whereever, I hope it will be a great time! You all deserve it with the hard work and dedication you have shown over the last few weeks. Last week in Northern Wisconsin we had a terrible hail storm. My house was hit hard- we need a new roof, gutters, facia, windows, garage doors, siding & front door! In the middle of my husband & the insurance assessor assessing the damage- who drives down the driveway, but the UPS man! I started jumping up & down, dancing & sceaming- the insurance man looked at me like I was crazy & my husband said, “It must be another Matilda Jane package!” The insurance man then said, “whatever it is must be something really good. I’ve never seen anyone get so excited when their house has this much damage.”

Day to the Oh - July 30, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Okay last shot before site goes down… Aprons, personalized license plates, something for chelsa, getting cutting scissors engraved, engraved iphones, SPANX, big magnetic MJC advetising for all y’alls cars, a new couch to chill on and big screen t.v., Shoe shoping, SPA DAY, BFF charms, … okay I’m throwing up my white flag. haha Have fun on your field trip whatever you do!!! πŸ˜‰ I know that won’t be hard with the great group of gals you have!!! loves. xo

gran - July 30, 2010 - 1:55 pm

Keeping Chelsea in prayer. Life is so precious, and at times so fragile.

christine - July 30, 2010 - 1:49 pm

Don’t know if guessed….a Carnival!

Amy Mayernik - July 30, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Praying lots for Chelsa today… Hoping for strength and renewal over the weekend… On to your field trip.. I would guess a woman’s retreat to Power’s Hamburgers and the famous Coney Island for lunch….

Alli's Mommy - July 30, 2010 - 12:25 pm

They are going on a cruise!!!!!!!!!!!! FOr all there hard work……..They are sooooo loved the entire MJC family!!!!!!!!!!!

MJMom - July 30, 2010 - 12:12 pm

I am guessing something to help pack, sort, etc. all of the MJC orders and boxes- equipment, furniture…. You will have A/C now so you are really going professional! Thanks again for the Field Trip- I can’t wait to order.

Elsa's_Mom - July 30, 2010 - 11:55 am

Wow! if no one has guessed at the correct ‘field trip’ for your girls – you’ve got some great ideas listed below! I just came over from facebook – saw the post about the site going down for maint. and was shocked at all of the negative comments! Crazy

Farah - July 30, 2010 - 11:47 am

We are sitting here, trying to win a prize and Chelsa is fighting to win her life. The last time she blogged was on the 28th when she shaved her head!!! I was so sadden to hear today that she is not doing too good. My hear and prayers goes out for you beautiful Chelsa!!

ells - July 30, 2010 - 11:40 am


ells - July 30, 2010 - 11:36 am

Ice Cream and some Captain

Beautifulclothing - July 30, 2010 - 11:16 am

Yes we are Day to the Oh! I am thinking to the extreme here! They could be going to pick out baby dolls to make baby doll clothing so that little girls can be in matching clothing just like their dollies. Ahhh. That would be very cute. Denise, you are making me go crazy here! THIS IS SO MUCH FUN THOUGH! I love your blog and it is exciting what you are going to think of next!

Debra Stallings - July 30, 2010 - 11:10 am

The girls are going to get a massage for all their hard work. πŸ™‚

mimi - July 30, 2010 - 11:05 am

Denise, thank you so much for posting more Platinum today. I love the art fair items, always my favorite, and I’m always thankful to get lucky enough to catch a few. I’m old, but quick, got all three of the cute tank tops for my girls from the art fair! Wiggle and Giggle!

Day to the Oh - July 30, 2010 - 10:57 am

HAHAHAHaa Beautifulclothing and I were on the same MJC Jean wavelength!!! Didn’t even see that until after I pushed “post comment”. πŸ˜‰ SMart girls we are!!! πŸ˜‰

Day to the Oh - July 30, 2010 - 10:55 am

How about to pick up denim for the new jeans you’ll be releasing after Field Trip??? Or maybe an old Coke machine that dispenses the old bottles. Oh, OH, Oh, I know… you said it was empty and you were shifting things around… so how about you’re going to pick up a sign, shelving, and stuff for the part of the wherehouse that will be dedicated now to a real live running store? MJC shopping bags, etc… Hmmm….

Christine Brunell Hammock - July 30, 2010 - 10:53 am

Someplace to get your sanity back?

Jessi - July 30, 2010 - 10:49 am

You are all going to go get….ipads?

Beautifulclothing - July 30, 2010 - 10:47 am

I have already mentioned that you are taking the girls to pick out their own personal phone, but my hubby wants me to make it clear that it is an IPHONE! πŸ˜‰

Day to the Oh - July 30, 2010 - 10:45 am

Wait… Betsy just had her sweet baby girl, which she didnt’ know was a girl. Are you going to get her a whole new MJC wardrobe and drop it off at her house??? The girl needs girlie stuff!!! Okay so it won’t fit for awhile, but who wouldn’t want to stare at that in their closet until it does!!! πŸ˜‰

Beautifulclothing - July 30, 2010 - 10:44 am

You are going to make pottery, pick out fabric for the spring line, get inspired by nature or something else to create a new design for your clothing (inspiration is key sometimes), shoe shopping, going to sea world, You are going to pick out a jean fabic to make your first pair of MJ jeans. πŸ˜‰ A girl can wish….RIGHT! I have already said company phones. Hmmmm……..You might be going to pick out a kitten for the shop to keep you all company! Furniture for the warehouse…so that when you all take a break you can lay down on the new comfy couch and watch tv. Those long hours can be hard, but well worth it! I hope I am right with one of my guesses!

My little Carolina girl - July 30, 2010 - 10:42 am

Going to Chicago for a girls weekend leaving David at home to handle any last minute field trip needs. Stopping by mcdonalds on your way out to get a diet coke. While in Chicago, get a spa treatment, stroll by the lake, shop, eat a nice meal and drink a few bottles of wine before returning back to Indiana. Oh maybe even stop by and see Ophra while your there. Think of the opera effect you would have if you where spotlighted on her show. Enjoy the weekend!

Day to the Oh - July 30, 2010 - 10:39 am

I haven’t read any of the comments, but my first guess and thought was a store front… a real live MJC store right there in good ol’ Indiana! Yep. That’s what I say. You need your first store in a fun historic part of town. Y’all are going to pick out a spot together. Things are a changing, you said. That’s good change. xo

JodiR - July 30, 2010 - 10:04 am

I hope you are all taking a field trip to get manicures and pedicures since you have been working so hard! BTW, thanks for the new Platinum.

Michelle - July 30, 2010 - 10:00 am

On a field trip for some window treatments??

Farah - July 30, 2010 - 10:00 am

to get someone ? hmmm?

Janella - July 30, 2010 - 9:46 am

Furniture…new desks for all those new hires or a nice comfy couch.

Mary - July 30, 2010 - 9:27 am

Manicures and/or pedicures? Oh how fun it would be to work for you! πŸ™‚

Farah - July 30, 2010 - 9:24 am

cake to celebrate..

Jennifer G - July 30, 2010 - 9:19 am

Ikea for new furniture?

DKW - July 30, 2010 - 8:55 am

henna hand painting

Tina M - July 30, 2010 - 8:47 am

Saying prayers for Chelsea!!!
Good Luck with your driving test!!! :0)
I have no idea where the team is going on a field trip to! But the Little Eisteins song is stuck in my head.. “I’m going on a trip, on my favorite rocket ship! Going THROUGH the sky! Little Einsteins!” :0P
You going on a field trip to do something for the MJC Foundation?? :0)

Amanda D - July 30, 2010 - 8:46 am

Stuff keeps popping up on Platinum again-I made a purchase at 6:30 this morning and again just now. I just keep hitting refresh and new items pop up here and there. I traveled from Florida by myself to art fair this year and yet I still feel the urge to buy more-crazy!

brandi crowell - July 30, 2010 - 8:19 am

pretty toes….ya know, pedicures!!! or massages, you all deserve it for putting up w/ the sale and frustrated customers!! praying for chelsa too.
oh, and how about a contest to win that super cute red vw, i love that!!

R Loomis - July 30, 2010 - 8:07 am

I think the MJC girls are going on a field trip to score you a new pop machine that has Diet Coke as a beverage option!!

DKW - July 30, 2010 - 8:05 am

I’ve had some really lame-o ideas overnight but I’m still going to post them on the off chance that one of them is right!

1. state fair
2. fortune teller
3. go to get fingerprinted
4. go to a recording studio to make a song for the website (and as a bonus, film a music video)
5. go to a trunk show (hahaha)
6. go to make purses
7. go as a group to be a judge for a 4-H fashion show (or some similar event)

carrie - July 30, 2010 - 8:05 am

New towels? Silverware? Running shoes? I hope someone has guessed it so i can give this up…lol.

Farah - July 30, 2010 - 7:49 am

I phones:)

dot+3 - July 30, 2010 - 7:20 am

Going on a field trip to get…inspiration for Spring 2011…

WhitleyKate's mom - July 30, 2010 - 7:12 am

Hugs and prayers to Chelsa! My son and I are debating where you might go for a field trip! You can make a “Fields” trip and come to good ‘ol Columbus and pay us a visit! LOL The obvious would be going for Diet Cokes, but you said we probably wouldn’t guess, so that can’t be it. Still thinking…

Mdc - July 30, 2010 - 7:12 am

Going on a field trip to get some new art supplies to decorate 435 and to draw new clothing ideas:)

Amie O. - July 30, 2010 - 7:10 am

You are going on a field trip to get/plan fabrics for the spring line?

Farah - July 30, 2010 - 7:06 am

Hmm, I keep thinking of more stuff: How about new desks, computers and phones for the new girls?

Addy Van Anne - July 30, 2010 - 7:00 am

A soda pop machine?

Farah - July 30, 2010 - 6:53 am

Or get the A/C!!

Farah - July 30, 2010 - 6:49 am

Going to shop for an A/C?

Beautifulclothing - July 30, 2010 - 6:30 am

You may be going to pick out flowers to plant!

Joyce - July 30, 2010 - 6:24 am

Hugs to Chelsea…I can’t even imagine going through something like that while trying to take care of little ones. May she and all mothers out there cherish those special moments we have with our little ones.

MaeMomma - July 30, 2010 - 6:23 am

My guess is out to a nice dinner, then to get “sussies” (what some people in the south call small gifts and presents)for Chelsa. Praying for Chelsa and your entire family!

Joyce - July 30, 2010 - 6:19 am

Maybe you are going on a “field trip” to get new phones? OR maybe computers? a dog?

Beautifulclothing - July 30, 2010 - 6:18 am

Rugs for the floor! You can each pick out one very pretty one and name it after yourself so you can organize better. If someone is looking for something you can tell them that it is over there on the so and so rug. LOL!

shevaun - July 30, 2010 - 6:08 am

i bet you are going on a field trip to get new furniture for the office… or art work maybe??:)

Erin "the Pancake Makers Mom" Spencer - July 30, 2010 - 6:06 am

First of all prayers for Chelsa. I’m going to say your going on a field trip get all your girls new bikes, so you always have someone to ride with!!

Amy - July 30, 2010 - 5:31 am

hmmmm….my guess is that you are going on a field trip to pick up more boxes! πŸ™‚

Permission Slip for my Field Trip - July 30, 2010 - 5:31 am

Another guess…A flea market to get some new props???!!!

kristin m. - July 30, 2010 - 5:27 am

going on a field trip to get new ideas????

Permission Slip for my Field Trip - July 30, 2010 - 5:20 am

Knowing how generous you are, you are going to get school supplies for children in need???

T-rex - July 30, 2010 - 5:17 am

Sending prayers to Chelsa. I think that the field trip is going to be somewhere where you go to draw your inspiration from, and you want to share it with the rest of the team. Stuck on a specific location…maybe somewhere outdoors?

Amy - July 30, 2010 - 4:57 am

Going to get new computers, ribbon and tissue for the new line, photo for a new 435 group girls photo, some rest, still thinking of ideas…

MyLilyPie - July 30, 2010 - 4:44 am

cars? matching pink scooters? MJC airplane? roller skates?? hee hee

MyLilyPie - July 30, 2010 - 4:40 am

makeovers? (not that any of you need them…your all beauties!)
*hey a little sucking up never hurt πŸ™‚

gandn - July 30, 2010 - 4:39 am

a school bus. πŸ™‚ or a snow cone machine to hold you over until that air conditioner in installed. πŸ™‚

K Squared Mommy - July 30, 2010 - 4:07 am

You are all going to a spa to get the works done to recuperate from all of your hard work during the Art Fair and sale. πŸ™‚

Melissa Taylor - July 30, 2010 - 3:46 am

Going on a field trip to have your pictures taken?? Fingers crossed.

jenhel - July 30, 2010 - 2:34 am

or a dog

jenhel - July 30, 2010 - 2:34 am

I would say a new car

Amy - July 30, 2010 - 1:03 am

What about school supplies for the boys??

Katie M - July 30, 2010 - 12:05 am

We’re going on a trip, we’re going on a trip……(its from Moose A Moose on Noggin)
I will say they are going on a field trip to pick up me and Molly to bring us to 435 so we can work for you for a month! Wahoo- that would be rad (I dont know the last time I used the word RAD LOL)

keira's mom - July 29, 2010 - 11:35 pm

Kidding on my first guess, although that would be a fun field trip after a hot day of work!

My guess is you are all going to get passports for a future trip. ; )

Kat Sojka - July 29, 2010 - 11:27 pm

Cupcakes! That’s really my answer to everything.

keira's mom - July 29, 2010 - 11:22 pm

You’re going to the bar : )

wenders - July 29, 2010 - 11:13 pm

You are going on a field trip to visit your friend Chelsa??? I bet she would love a happy visit from the beautiful ladies at MJC!! It would cheer her up! πŸ™‚

wenders - July 29, 2010 - 11:10 pm

You are going on a field trip to find a new shooting location for pictures??? Shopping for a new location! You need a warehouse? Looking for a new warehouse??? HA HA

Amanda - July 29, 2010 - 10:46 pm

Hmmmm…I think your going on a field trip to get your staff certified as UPS delivery drivers, so they can bring us all our goodies!!!

Heather Hedges - July 29, 2010 - 10:40 pm

McDonalds cokes? πŸ˜‰

Kerri Kennedy - July 29, 2010 - 10:38 pm

tissue paper for the boxes?
manicures or pedicures?
to get some much needed REST?

Amy Childers - July 29, 2010 - 10:34 pm

Mani and Pedis. :O)

dot+3 - July 29, 2010 - 10:34 pm

Prayers for Chelsea… This whole company is about making people feel good–little girls and their mommas, and everyone who gets to see these precious girls in your incredible clothes… I hope she gets to feeling better…

Now, a field trip–how about to buy phones and/or computers for the new girls?

boys4girls2 - July 29, 2010 - 10:18 pm

maybe you are going on a Field Trip to a tropical location get at “tan”

mimi - July 29, 2010 - 9:50 pm

Matching Matilda Jane bikes. Or better yet, you’re pulling an Oprah, all your team are getting a new car. They’ve worked hard and deserve a big treat!

Darlene, Mom to Four Princesses! - July 29, 2010 - 9:42 pm

massages…. to help the sore muscles from working so hard to send all our packages out:0)

Girliegirls - July 29, 2010 - 9:39 pm


carrie - July 29, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Get registered for something? Get a bill? Get a receipt? Keys?

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 9:37 pm

A van? New toilet? Mailbox? Gate? Fencing? Lightbulbs? Princess crowns(my DD’s idea)? Printer ink?

Kari - July 29, 2010 - 9:36 pm

A nice young stud to help pack orders and of course inspire all of the 435 gals by being eye candy??

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Pizza? Burgers? A new BBQ? Scissors? Get a workout? Cooking lessons? Art lessons? Classes? Dance lessons? Bicycles? Toys? Birthday present? Meds,lol? Karate Lessons? A build a bear? Yah I’m getting creative…A new crib for the baby? They are gonna get lost? Sprinkler system? Tires? Wheelchair? Flowers from a nursery? Plants? Trees? Windows? roofing? Paint? Tile? A baby?

Lil and Charlie's Mama - July 29, 2010 - 9:29 pm

Oh my goodness, maybe you are going to take a Field Trip to get an MJCmobile. Some type of MJ car??

Lil and Charlie's Mama - July 29, 2010 - 9:27 pm

Okay, I thought we had to guess “where”. If it’s “what”…how about a Diet Coke machine? Or, some bunk beds so you can take naps at work? Naps are supposed to increase productivity right?!?!

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 9:27 pm

bins? Ribbon? New sewing machine? Labels? Tags? A hotel room?

Lil and Charlie's Mama - July 29, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Target. Gotta be Target.

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 9:21 pm

Candy? A map? Checks? Typewriter? Golf cart? FORK LIFT! Pallettes? Cleaning supplies? A tan? Alarm system?

twinsrus2005 - July 29, 2010 - 9:19 pm

Maybe you guys are going to a museum or zoo?

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 9:15 pm

What about they are going to the movies? Girls Night out? Going to get a new worker? To get pencils? SUpplies? A new register? To look at real estate? A shopping spree for them? Groceries? PIck out flooring? Countertops? Artwork? A hammock? New Shoes? Music? A new flat screen? LOL Seriously we should get a hint.

bamcrawford - July 29, 2010 - 9:12 pm

I think you girls are going to have a massage. If not you really need to go have one after this amazing sale that just took place.

FancyNancy - July 29, 2010 - 9:11 pm

Your team is going on a field trip to pick up the new line??

And if you don’t get your driver’s license renewed the team will need to take you on a field trip to the DMV!!

three precious angels - July 29, 2010 - 9:11 pm

A Field Trip for a new crushed velvet couch…for 435….

Brooke - July 29, 2010 - 9:09 pm

omg it happened again… someone posted the same answer as me right before I posted,,,,i swear I did not see them first… ok you are going to Peru to visit where the clothes are made…. i am really done this time — good night!!

Marla - July 29, 2010 - 9:03 pm

Shopping for a van…

Donna Wolkan - July 29, 2010 - 9:02 pm

BOXES & Tissue!! To ship out all the new FT orders that will be pouring in!!

tracy s - July 29, 2010 - 9:01 pm

You are going on a field trip to get professional photos taken of your team! Go team!

Permission Slip for my Field Trip - July 29, 2010 - 8:57 pm

Are you all going to get those old school metal lunchboxes (I saw them at Old Navy today-Hello Kitty, Orange Crush, Tootsie Pop, they were realy cool)???!!!

Lisa Savasta - July 29, 2010 - 8:56 pm

hmmm you are going to buy a company car…office furniture….find new workspace

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:53 pm

P.S. The blue dress is MINE!!!!!!

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:52 pm

Then my husband said mexican food,lol…

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:50 pm

More of the fab tissue paper you always pack with?

Christine Brunell Hammock - July 29, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Hmmmm……Pics of everyone for the site. It would be awesome to see more of the behind the scenes action and get to know the MJC family better! Although, I guess you wouldn’t NEED to leave 435 for that but it would be fun! Kind of the point of a field trip!

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:48 pm

My husband says starbucks LOL

Lolli - July 29, 2010 - 8:48 pm

A school bus….you can’t take a proper field trip without a school bus! πŸ™‚

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Ooh I know some new camera equipment?

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:44 pm

you’re going to get box fans until the a/c unit arrives. or fish tacos. yep, it’s gotta be one of those two.

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:44 pm

Maybe you need a new coffeemaker? Refridgerator? Pepsi machine? I can do thi sall day…lol.

Taira - July 29, 2010 - 8:42 pm

Gonna say you ladies are going on a Field Trip to find new HVAC guys to install the new heating and cooling system πŸ™‚

DS - July 29, 2010 - 8:42 pm

Maybe…. out to lunch to welcome new mj girls :0)

J.Diddy - July 29, 2010 - 8:42 pm

ok, i read it wrong. get something, not somewhere….hmmm….i will have to stew a few πŸ˜‰ i will be back later to give a good answer

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:41 pm

maybe they are getting the new model and taking her to a shoot?

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:39 pm

Or maybe they are going to get some well deserved drinks after all the work they have been putting in?

Beautifulclothing - July 29, 2010 - 8:38 pm

You are taking everyone out on the town to get a steak dinner! LOL new furniture, new decorations, new pictures for the walls (of yourselves or the outdoors). You are taking everyone to get their own company phone.

JackieF - July 29, 2010 - 8:38 pm

Going to Ikea for new shelves.

Mommy*To*Three - July 29, 2010 - 8:37 pm

Get well soon Chelsea! Yay for AC/Heat! Woohoo!
Okay, hmmm, going on a field trip to get: massages, facials, mani/pedis, furniture, more phones…haha, yard sale treasures, funky ribbons, filing system, tissue paper, look for a bigger building, diet coke fountain machine, lol…who knows! Can’t wait for Field Trip!!

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:37 pm

Orrrrrr maybe a field trip to check out stuff for some new MA gear…hoping.

heather pack - July 29, 2010 - 8:37 pm

maybe you are going on a field trip to actually pick up the FT collection before launch next week?

carrie - July 29, 2010 - 8:37 pm

Maybe they are going on a field trip to get training?

Kristivail - July 29, 2010 - 8:36 pm

More shipping boxes…

J.Diddy - July 29, 2010 - 8:36 pm

oh wait…a field trip to a 3D ultrasound place to see becky’s baby. yup that is it!

cct - July 29, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Frozen Yogurt:) I could use some now!

J.Diddy - July 29, 2010 - 8:34 pm

field trip to… amusement park..that one in michigan!

JennE - July 29, 2010 - 8:34 pm


lockr (Ramona) - July 29, 2010 - 8:33 pm

Hmmmmm, you girls are taking a field trip to buy new furniture for 435, new fixtures, or new decorations, am I even close?

jenn - July 29, 2010 - 8:31 pm

field trip to get…
spray tans?
build a bears?
all the frozen yogurt you can eat?
pink highlights?
those weird exercise shoes?

Holly's Mama - July 29, 2010 - 8:30 pm

You are going on a field trip to get ice cream…I always loved going on field trips to get ice cream with my grandma!!! Now I am curious about your Field Trip and want to know what it is …I hope you post what it is tomorrow!!! Or else I will keep thinking about it.

Beautifulclothing - July 29, 2010 - 8:30 pm

You are taking everyone to get their picture taken so that the customers can put a face to the name. You have a great staff and I think that is a wonderful idea. I am sure that everyone has business cards, but if not that is great as well.

Erika Calihan - July 29, 2010 - 8:30 pm


Brooke - July 29, 2010 - 8:29 pm


irvhappy - July 29, 2010 - 8:28 pm

Are you going on a Field Trip to get kitchen appliances? Ha!

Jamie Hicks - July 29, 2010 - 8:28 pm

A field trip eh? hmmmmmmmmms.
Company car? ehehee

ac mom - July 29, 2010 - 8:28 pm

I think you guys are going on a field trip to visit Chelsea πŸ™‚

Kelli in Texas - July 29, 2010 - 8:28 pm

I think they might be going on a Field Trip to find cool new fabrics for the next collection(Spring ’11)…I want to go on your Field Trip, whatever it is! πŸ™‚

DKW - July 29, 2010 - 8:27 pm

botox treatments – hahaha – you are all too beautiful (and young) for that!

mom_to_maddy - July 29, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Thank you so much!!! You just totally made my day. I was not having a good day and then I checked the blog and I won a prize! I don’t think I have ever won a contest, so I am all smiles right now. And so looking forward to the smile on my daughter’s face when she sees the outfit I won for her. MJ always brings a smile to our faces. Thank you again.

Holly's Mama - July 29, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Oh, I know – you are going to an art show or photography show!!!

DKW - July 29, 2010 - 8:26 pm

a team photo to post on the website?

Brooke - July 29, 2010 - 8:26 pm

I think you guys went to Mickey D’s to get Diet Cokes!! LOL!!

Holly's Mama - July 29, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Or maybe your a going to the theatre – a play or something like that?

Samantha - July 29, 2010 - 8:25 pm


Holly's Mama - July 29, 2010 - 8:25 pm

How about you are all taking a Field Trip to a sports game – hockey, baseball, soccer, football, basketball something like that?

christine - July 29, 2010 - 8:25 pm

A BIG soda machine that will only hold MCD coke πŸ™‚

Darlene, Mom to Four Princesses! - July 29, 2010 - 8:24 pm

cappucinno machine…coffee machine…

Hilary Lunke - July 29, 2010 - 8:24 pm

I gotta guess tissue papers too…there are always such unique and wonderful patterns adorning each shipment!

DKW - July 29, 2010 - 8:24 pm

custom made shoes? custom made jeans?

mom2curls - July 29, 2010 - 8:22 pm

Thoughts and prayers with Chelsa…Love all of the Field trip previews..My guess for a field trip would be to find a larger tent for next years festivities…

DKW - July 29, 2010 - 8:22 pm

lunch boxes?

Nicole P - July 29, 2010 - 8:22 pm

Just a wild guess…. New signs for the building?! πŸ™‚

DKW - July 29, 2010 - 8:22 pm

matching luggage?

BeckyM - July 29, 2010 - 8:21 pm

One more…a field trip to get a new MJ car. You know the ones that have advertising on them. That would be fun. Or maybe a new fridge/freezer to keep your diet coke cold.

saoirse's mom - July 29, 2010 - 8:21 pm

I’m going to guess the girls are going on a Field Trip to pick our some fresh, new ribbon to wrap all of our goodies in.

Beautifulclothing - July 29, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Maybe you all are going to go shopping for a bigger warehouse or another warehouse. A location for an additional store, new lighting, new shelves, a new floor, new cash register or another register, maybe you all are going on a mini vacation for all the hard work that was done (massages or haircuts) maybe you are buying all your team a new car or something for them for all there hard work. Hmmm, maybe you are treating them to manicures or pedicures or to get everyone a new sewing machine! I will be pondering and I am sure will guess some more! This is a super opportunity! πŸ™‚ You are so generous Denise!

Holly's Mama - July 29, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Some Fans? lol I know I need to keep thinking…

Michelle L. - July 29, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Hmmm, i’m thinking a cool treat at the icecream shop:) Maybe a bicycle ride there too!

Annette M - July 29, 2010 - 8:20 pm

going to get some rest after all the craziness of the past several weeks?

BeckyM - July 29, 2010 - 8:19 pm

a field trip to get new curtains

Darlene, Mom to Four Princesses! - July 29, 2010 - 8:19 pm

Makeovers! LOL…

DKW - July 29, 2010 - 8:18 pm


Niki Rowe - July 29, 2010 - 8:18 pm

I guess…..which you don’t need because you are already full of ideas…but my guess is for some ideas and inspirations for a new line.

tapnteague - July 29, 2010 - 8:18 pm

how fun and exciting.
The obvious would be a field trip to pick out a new A/C!?

or…field trip to the lake?

Darlene, Mom to Four Princesses! - July 29, 2010 - 8:18 pm

new computers, desks ,chairs…. furniture….

Bridgette - July 29, 2010 - 8:17 pm

I’m thinking field trip for office supplies/furniture/decor for you new staff and “rearranged” staff πŸ™‚

Tonya Whitlock - July 29, 2010 - 8:17 pm

All the boxes that you’re going to need to send out the new items! πŸ™‚

BeckyM - July 29, 2010 - 8:17 pm

…to get one of those expensive chairs you are in love with.

jenniB - July 29, 2010 - 8:17 pm

How about a warehouse CAT? or some other pet? Probably not the best idea around clothes…so ummm, furniture for 435 for Diet Coke breaks?

Holly's Mama - July 29, 2010 - 8:17 pm

I hope Chelsea feels better soon! Definitely a prayer for her. I will have to ponder the Field Trip question a bit more…be back later if I get a good idea.

BeckyM - July 29, 2010 - 8:16 pm

(I dont know, you are all girls ;0)

BeckyM - July 29, 2010 - 8:15 pm

I think a field trip to get a MJC pet. That would be fun!!

ABC - July 29, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Are you coming to Michigan for more faygo? πŸ™‚

jenn - July 29, 2010 - 8:15 pm

new tissue paper to wrap field trip goodies in:)

KellyBallerina - July 29, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Going on a field trip… to get matching MJC tattoos? A margarita machine? Crisis management training to handle customer service calls when things are sold out?

Darlene, Mom to Four Princesses! - July 29, 2010 - 8:13 pm

An office pet?? Like a bird, dog, cat, fish… :0)

Grizellie - July 29, 2010 - 8:10 pm

A MJC pet:)

juneybeans - July 29, 2010 - 8:09 pm

going for a spa day after all the hard work..massage, facial, mani& pedi

Cariann - July 29, 2010 - 8:09 pm always keep us guessing, and what sweet motivation!
My guess is that you are going on a field trip for adorable tissue papers to wrap all your new field trip orders in~?

mommyof2sweet - July 29, 2010 - 8:08 pm

i think they are going on a field trip to have a great time!

Chantena - July 29, 2010 - 8:08 pm

Im gonna say Inspiration….The team is going on a field trip to get inspiration :-)….I hope this is right!

Joy - July 29, 2010 - 8:05 pm

My guess is that you are going on a “field trip” to get a embroidery machine so that you can offer monogramming:P?

Abby - July 29, 2010 - 7:58 pm

So glad I made one more “Field Trip” to your blog before calling it a night;)! Hmmmm, is the team out looking for new desks/chairs/supplies for the new girls???

Isabella's mami - July 29, 2010 - 7:57 pm

Look at that cute Miss D. Love that color on her!! Thank you for the update!!
Take care!

*Twinkle*Toes* - July 29, 2010 - 7:56 pm

Going on a FEILD TRIP to Disney world……

mb - July 29, 2010 - 7:53 pm

hmmmmm, my guess drawer liners haha!