Oops, almost forgot.

For those of you who aren’t able to come to the 435 Art Fair, but are going to have a friend doing some shopping for you, please download and fill out the Credit Card Authorization form.  Just like last year, this will allow your “personal shopper” to purchase things for you using your card so you won’t have to worry about settling up with her later.  Of course, if you prefer to have your shopper pay for everything and the two of you work out the details later, that is fine too.

If you decide to use the Credit Card Authorization form, your shopper needs to have the form with her when she checks out at the art fair.  Notice that the form also requires a photocopy of the front/back of the card.  Please do not email or fax the form into our office.  It must be in the hands of your personal shopper.  The best advice is to download the form, fill it out, make the required photocopies, and then scan and email it to your lucky friend who will be attending.

Mary Kay - June 26, 2010 - 4:26 pm

I just spent 4 hours weeding my garden dreaming of being at 435 this weekend! Hope everyone is having a great time!! I have it on my calendar for next year!!

Beautifulclothing - June 25, 2010 - 2:24 pm

I am interested as well Paci. I can not make it to 435 this year and am interested in buying several items, Is there going to be an online art fair or some sort of sale online? I have a list of items I want to purchase. PLEASE DENISE!!!!

Paci Smuggla (Kathy G) - June 25, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Can someone tell me if there will be an online art fair this year. I can’t make it and I don’t have a personal shopper. Would love some tank dresses. Thanks, Kathy frank1cg@aol.com

Beautifulclothing - June 24, 2010 - 5:38 pm

My anticipation is through the roof and building every minute waiting for the next post!!!!

Renee - June 24, 2010 - 3:34 pm

Denise – where do we park on Saturday? Wasn’t sure if there’s parking right by your bldg or not. Thanks!

Cariann - June 24, 2010 - 2:42 pm

would love to have a personal shopper for art fair..how does one get so lucky!? If you ever want to visit the northwest, we would love to have a taste of art fair!!!
Its just not fair all that cuteness so far away!
Have a ball, ladies. and..if someone happens to pick up an extra cookie/happy/tank dresses (in one of the pics posted)in size 8…let me know! lol

Denise - June 24, 2010 - 8:05 am

Yes, the prices for the art fair pieces are pretty much identical to regular MJC pieces. And Sallie, all Credit Card Auth forms are indeed kept under lock and key and then shredded after 90 days.

Lil - June 24, 2010 - 12:44 am

Not sure if it’s a good thing or bad… but my card will be there without me.. I trust my shopper so much more than i do myself and i am loving those tanks….

Sallie - June 23, 2010 - 11:02 pm

Just curious, will these forms be kept under lock and key afterwards?

cct - June 23, 2010 - 9:26 pm

Are the prices for the artfair pieces similar to the regular MJC pieces? Darn budget. I need to know how much I can tell my sweet shopper to buy:)

Denise - June 23, 2010 - 7:01 pm

We accept cash, checks with driver’s license, Mastercard, Visa, Discover. We are not able to accept MJC Gift Cards (these are valid online and through trunk shows only). We are not able to accept American Express.

Kim from Griffith - June 23, 2010 - 6:54 pm

What forms of payment are you accepting this year? Last year was cash, check & …what credit cards? Thanks 🙂

Laura Ann - June 23, 2010 - 4:39 pm

Okay, this post is great…just trying to warn all the MJ Crazees before they show up with the wrong stuff in hand? So prepared…I love it. If anyone is feeling left out that you have no one to be a personal shopper for…shoot be an email and you can be mine (ha ha). Seriously, I am so excited for everyone that gets to attend and I hope to goodness you get lotso good stuff.

The countdown is on and I am stressing out..really stressing out. So much to do, and the clock has almost run out. But fear not, we’ll get it done. I have great girls and they never fail me….

and so many people keep asking the details, see above. Oh, one MINOR thing I forgot, our address is 435 E. Brackenridge St.  Fort Wayne, IN  46802.

Alrighty, gotta run. Sorry so short but the clock is ticking…see you real soon

Melanie H. - June 23, 2010 - 7:49 pm

That Mighty Acorns tank dress is TOO cute…I have two of those shirts for my boys, sure wish I could buy two dresses for my girls…I am crazy for matching!
Have a GREAT weekend, it is going to rock & I can’t wait to see pics!

Sara - June 23, 2010 - 2:24 pm

Oh, I so wish I could come too! I agree to please please please consider offering the leftovers to us poor souls who can’t make it!

WhitleyKate's mom - June 23, 2010 - 1:09 pm

Denise, can you hear me sobbing all the way from Columbus???? I want to come, I want to come, I want to come! I’m clicking my heels, but don’t think it’s going to work!

I’m sending you a virtual diet coke to help you relax! LOL Have fun at 435 everyone!!

Tina M - June 23, 2010 - 12:51 pm

do you take checks?? lmao! I am bringing cash & hubby has banned my credit card ussage. :0P BUT…what If I find a little more than I planned on spending? lmao CAN. NOT. WAIT!!!

Ella's Mom - June 23, 2010 - 11:19 am

I’m with “Beautifulclothing”….cry, cry. weep, weep. Boo. Hoo.
I’m hoping you’ll offer some of this great stuff online…LOVE LOVE the mighty acorn dress and would be so cute since we have the tee for my guy. So sad over here. Gah.

Alison - June 23, 2010 - 8:53 am

Oh my! Today I really wish I didn’t live in the Pacific NW and that I was closer! The pictures are amazing! I am loving the tank dresses with the ribbed cotton as well as everything else! Talk about EYE CANDY!!! Please sell what’s left online, or let the trunk keepers get a “suprise box” to sell to all of us that can’t attend!! Have a lot of fun! Wish I could be there!

Janella - June 23, 2010 - 8:44 am

Man Oh Man!! I need to stop looking at all these photos of the wearhouse it’s making me sick I can’t be there. So many beautiful items and the fabric combinations are to die for! There are going to be some well dressed lil girls out there after this one. I’m hoping that if we all keep bugging you that anything leftover you’ll sell to all us MJ fans that can’t be there online. Pleeeaassee!!!

mimi - June 23, 2010 - 6:40 am

Oh, look at that Wiggle and Giggle tank, so sweet. Wish some of my bunch lived a little closer to Indiana. That tank goes right to the heart of any little girl. Love it!

Diana - June 23, 2010 - 6:14 am

D, you will get it done & all will be FANTASTIC! SO wish that I could be there. Everything really looks gorgeous already.

Will the items be avaialble on-line as well? I am LOVING that “Wiggle & Giggle” tank, as well as the previous tank peek of “It’s What’s Inside That Counts”. Please, PLEASE say we who are too far away to join you can still purchase them!

christine - June 23, 2010 - 5:31 am

with you there….cry cry. Have a great time everyone!!! Looks lovely!

lindey - June 22, 2010 - 9:53 pm

oh how i wish i were in IN for the weekend! the warehouse looks delish :o)

Kim from Griffith - June 22, 2010 - 9:34 pm

The anticipation is driving me bonkers!!! Can’t wait to see what great finds I take home again this year!! Oh & I have emailed my rsvp again for both events. I haven’t heard anything back so I hope you know that I am coming 🙂

Emma's*Mommy - June 22, 2010 - 9:16 pm

sigh….sooooo jealous to all you lucky, lucky ladies going to 435 AF

J.Diddy - June 22, 2010 - 9:02 pm

WOOT! guess what? im leaving TOMORROW (wed) for 435!!!! well, technically we are stopping 2 hours away to celebrate My oldest’s 4th birthday, but i am packing as we speak!!!!!

jami - June 22, 2010 - 9:00 pm

Oh Holy Hallelujah!!! 3 MORE DAYS!!!!

Dawn - June 22, 2010 - 8:41 pm

Looking good! I think you will pull it all off just fine! Seems like there is never enough time for anything, and it’s that perfectionist in you that keeps adding to the list, I’m sure. It’s almost like preparing for a wedding with all the stress to get it all done, then in a day or so it’s over. Hmmm…and this time you even get the Honeymoon, how cool! I’m sure it will be well deserved! I don’t know if I want you to post pics of the size 8s or not, because we are still figuring out schedules so not sure if I can make it. I do know that Spenser wants to go to the Art Fair!

Beautifulclothing - June 22, 2010 - 8:25 pm

cry cry. weep weep

vanessa diel - June 22, 2010 - 8:18 pm

Oh how I wish I could be there. Just if I lived closer.

Lisa M - June 22, 2010 - 8:05 pm

WOW! I am lovin’ these sneak peeks!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Stacey - June 22, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Where is the party on Friday night? Thanks! 🙂

DKW - June 22, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Thanks for the pics Denise! Do you think that is a Mighty Acorn t-shirt attached to a skirt? How cute would that be for my girl twin to have the Mighty Acorn dress (if that indeed is what it is) and my boy twin to have the the Mighty Acorn t??

Laura Ann - June 22, 2010 - 7:39 pm

Oh, one more thing….the donations that are going to be made…are you going to open that up to all of us? I certainly would not mind donating to help with the MJC foundation and I others would like to help too. You always give, give and give some more, so the least I can do is give back! Let me know if you have any plans for this in the future, I would love to contribute.

Laura Ann - June 22, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Everything looks amazing and no doubt in my mind you and your girls will get it ALL done and it will be BETTER than before! Everything looks so beautiful, just wish I could get my hands on a piece or two for our little upcoming beach vacation. How about a little contest for those of us sitting at home coveting all of those precious little MJ outfits… maybe it could be for the person that, hmmmm…ME! Hoping that everyone has safe travels as they set out to 435 in the next couple of days.

TiaJ - June 22, 2010 - 7:34 pm

My heart is breaking! I cannot believe I cannot come again this year! I am RSVPing for next year now! Please,please,please sell some of these pieces online!

Oldie but Goodies

Kinda funny the sky looked pretty much the same when I got to work in the early morning as it did when I just left. No, I wasn’t there all day. I came home and enjoyed the beautiful day. David took the boys to Toy Story so I went back in tonite. I got a lot done though. And still a ton more. Here’s what we are looking like right now. Tomorrow it’ll be a lot better, I hope.

Remember, the Art Fair takes place in our warehouse…so it’s not all glamorous.  But those of you who came last year know that we do a pretty good job of making it look nice.  And here’s my fave pants of them all….love these. They are an oldie but goodie.

Jennifer Heidl-Knobloch - June 23, 2010 - 2:22 pm

Ohhhh, I wish I was going!! These pictures make me salivate–truly they do!!! It’s already on my calendar for next year–FOR SURE!! : )

smalltownjenny - June 22, 2010 - 6:51 pm

it all looks beautiful!!! love the fun colors!!!

Janella - June 22, 2010 - 9:40 am

I love the PaperPoms you have hanging all over the warehouse, just saw them on Etsy the other day. I like so many others that can’t make it am crossing my fingers that you might have an Online ArtFair. Hope everyone has much FUN!!

momofapipsqueak - June 21, 2010 - 6:24 pm

Beautiful and how much fun! I need to start planning so maybe I can make it next year. I do have a friend who is going and said she’ld pick up a thing or two for me (yes I’ll owe her a few:) Is the pdf form to put payment info on file for you available? I am not sure if I missed it? Thanks so much.

Monika - June 21, 2010 - 2:03 pm

It all looks maaaaaavelous! Sky and warehouse!

J.Diddy - June 21, 2010 - 8:49 am

(finally have internet again!)….UGGG, i love it. i love the warehouse pic. looks like last year = so much fun

Michele Joy Williams - June 20, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Wow, I wish that I could come…..any chance of having another contest to win an art fair piece or two? We live in AL so it would be a LONG LONG drive….I would go crazy hearing are we there yet…maybe next year we can come:)

Renee - June 20, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Luv seeing shots of the warehouse. Very cool and thanks for the peeks!

christine - June 20, 2010 - 1:46 pm

ooooooo aaaaaaaaaaaa! It’s a beauty Denise! Everything looks so good:) Love the bike on top of the table with the flower basket.
Oh and is that a sky blue skirt with red? That looks lovely!!!!

Holly's Mama - June 19, 2010 - 10:09 pm

Our family went to see Toy Story 3 tonight. We all loved it. Even my teenage boy. Oh, and Holly wore Matilda Jane of course to the movie theater. 🙂 You should have went to see the movie with your family! Love all the Art Fair stuff. I really wish I could go…

Beautifulclothing - June 19, 2010 - 8:37 pm

I cant really see those pants. Love the colors and patterns. If you can not make it to 435 is there any way to purchase any of the clothing made for the art fair? Online are fair maybe? A girl can wish!!!!!

Shannon Willcutt - June 19, 2010 - 8:21 pm

I want those pants!!! Love, love, love them!!! I’m going to be at the beach during 435…if there are any left, I’ll take them!!!

WhitleyKate's mom - June 19, 2010 - 8:04 pm

I’m amazed at how much the buildings in the first pic look like a part of our town! I so want to come to 435…maybe the Indians game will be rescheduled? LOL

Laura Ann - June 19, 2010 - 7:34 pm

Honestly, it looks better than a CANDY STORE! All those bright piles of colors and sweet patterns will make any girl wish she could be at 435. I have a feeling that you could pile it up in the middle of the floor and you would still have a bunch of Happy Mommies diving in to find the perfect pieces. That is the great thing about having such a wonderful treasure, everyone wants it no matter how they have to get their hands on it. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

jenn - June 19, 2010 - 7:23 pm


Mom2P&B - June 19, 2010 - 7:18 pm

It’s lookin’ good! Can’t wait to see it in person!!

mom2curls - June 19, 2010 - 7:06 pm

oh my goodness, it is like looking into a DREAM, both the sky and 435…Oh, and looovvveee those pants!!!