Grace’s Mom has got it Going On….

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

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

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

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

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

Ashley - April 24, 2010 - 10:16 am

a boys line???

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

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

Perchy - April 23, 2010 - 1:06 pm

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

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

Will you be doing a model search?

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

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

Carol - April 23, 2010 - 9:16 am

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

Ginger - April 23, 2010 - 9:10 am

A new puppy!

Kristin - April 23, 2010 - 6:40 am

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

Kristin - April 23, 2010 - 6:39 am

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

Kristin - April 23, 2010 - 6:35 am

You are giving a way a bike.

Sara - April 23, 2010 - 6:31 am

Some sort of fabulous new charitable event?

mom2curls - April 23, 2010 - 5:11 am

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

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

Custom orders? Clothes for the men in our lives?

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

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

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

Ruffles for daddys?!! πŸ™‚

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

Natalie - April 22, 2010 - 9:13 pm

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

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

a matilda jane home line? would luv it!

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

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

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

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

MeganP - April 22, 2010 - 4:34 pm

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

Tracy - April 22, 2010 - 2:14 pm

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

mom2curls - April 22, 2010 - 1:52 pm

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

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

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

FourCinapod - April 22, 2010 - 1:29 pm

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

FourCinapod - April 22, 2010 - 1:27 pm

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

TKJT - April 22, 2010 - 1:07 pm

OMG these comments are cracking me up!

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

Teoma - April 22, 2010 - 12:20 pm

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

berni - April 22, 2010 - 12:13 pm

Is it a SALE!

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

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

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

DKW - April 22, 2010 - 11:31 am

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

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

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

Shae - April 22, 2010 - 7:45 am

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

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

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

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

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

DKW - April 22, 2010 - 7:19 am

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

mimi - April 22, 2010 - 7:13 am

Sam’s getting married, at your new house!

Nikki - April 22, 2010 - 6:08 am

An online Art Fair??

shevaun - April 22, 2010 - 5:21 am

bedding- that would be awesome!!!!!

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

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

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

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

Natalie - April 21, 2010 - 8:58 pm

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

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

Monika - April 21, 2010 - 8:33 pm

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

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

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

DKW - April 21, 2010 - 8:11 pm

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

Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 8:04 pm

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

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

Are you getting a “Matilda Jane”?

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

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

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

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

DKW - April 21, 2010 - 7:45 pm

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

mimi - April 21, 2010 - 7:45 pm

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

DKW - April 21, 2010 - 7:42 pm

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

Sheridan - April 21, 2010 - 7:38 pm

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

Sallie - April 21, 2010 - 7:38 pm

OMG, is it swimwear?!!!!

Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 7:32 pm

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

SOUTHERN - April 21, 2010 - 7:26 pm


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

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

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

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

JJARMOM - April 21, 2010 - 6:50 pm

A small summer line?????

Denise - April 21, 2010 - 6:35 pm

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

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


Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 6:16 pm

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

TKJT - April 21, 2010 - 6:15 pm

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

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

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

shevaun - April 21, 2010 - 5:53 pm

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

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

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

pongoandbindi - April 21, 2010 - 5:52 pm

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

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

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

Ana - April 21, 2010 - 5:46 pm

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

Monika - April 21, 2010 - 5:42 pm

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

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

amyence - April 21, 2010 - 5:31 pm

I’m thinking newsletter!

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

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

shevaun - April 21, 2010 - 5:25 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Julie - April 21, 2010 - 5:17 pm

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

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

An online Art Fair!

Jenna - April 21, 2010 - 5:13 pm

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

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

shevaun - April 21, 2010 - 5:10 pm

free shipping, gotta love that!!

JodiR - April 21, 2010 - 5:04 pm

the long lost newsletter?

loveinknots - April 21, 2010 - 4:56 pm

I am thirsty!!;)

Jennifer - April 21, 2010 - 4:49 pm

A SALE!! maybe??? πŸ™‚

Hiding Out

This little chick totally reminds me of someone…someone that works or worked at MJC.Β  I’ll give you a day to tell me and I’ll give you this outfit.Β  You as in the first 5!

I’m really having a hard time blogging cuz when I look at the monitor I see my reflection. Like the kind of reflection where you can see every little wrinkle and flaw. This house is so dang bright and I have blinds it just doesn’t work out all that well, I guess. Maybe I should move my computer to David’s side of the room?Β  Now that may be a good idea…

We are pretty excited about our fundraiser for Joe and Christy this weekend. And I know a lot of you want to help out.Β  We will be taking orders through the office on Friday only.Β  I totally did not expect so many of you to jump in to offer, I am so…in awe..speechless..just can’t think of a good word right now..THANK YOU.Β  The office number is 260-424-3511.

I am so glad I blogged about it. David has been toying with the idea of setting up a Matilda Jane Foundation and I think you guys just helped him. Hmm..maybe we’ll see if we can get him to blog about it this weekend. You remember his blogs? He’s pretty funny, huh?

Oh, oh…(4 minutes later) I have been sitting here looking in the monitor at my wrinkles when I just realized why I sat down to blog…YOU. Yes, it’s time for a Mother’s Day Fiesta. (I’m bored of the word “contest”).Β  So send us in your notes on who we should surprise with some love.Β  Please be sure to include an address and size(s).Β  Just send your entry to Sam, atΒ  The deadline will be this Sunday, April 25th.

Okay, is that not the cutest thing..reminds me so much of this….

Okay they may be cuter..but just a bit..a tiny bit. This is me with Stephanie and Andy, my neighbors. Loved these girls and still do.Β  It could take years to tell all our stories.

And now I must get back to work. They are putting a new floor in the laundry room and I am sitting in the office trying to be super quiet so they don’t know I am here. I’m dumb like that but I never know what to do. It’s just weird, and I’m not saying they aren’t super nice cuz they are I just don’t know what to do. So I’ll hide out in here.

Tara hayes - April 21, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Sarah rose or Sarah brown or Sarah Anthony???

Darlene Burchfield - April 21, 2010 - 4:11 pm

Sarah brown or Sarah Anthony

Annette - April 21, 2010 - 4:01 pm

Guess I should add more to my guess of Sara. I’m with Holly’s Mama and meant Sara Rose. Funny because we live so close to each other and both posted the same person at the same time. without each other knowing.

Tara hayes - April 21, 2010 - 3:55 pm

Sarah Anthony

Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 3:41 pm

Sara Brown

Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 3:40 pm

I thought it would be safe just to say Sara since there were so many of them!

Monika - April 21, 2010 - 3:37 pm

Mhh… so it’s not Sarah P? How about Sara Brown then? =)

Darlene Burchfield - April 21, 2010 - 3:37 pm

Sarah P, Sara Brown???

Darlene Burchfield - April 21, 2010 - 3:36 pm

Sweet yama Sara P. ;0)

Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 3:23 pm

It’s Sara S!!!!!!!!

Brandi Kullman - April 21, 2010 - 3:23 pm

How about Sara Brown?

Brandi Kullman - April 21, 2010 - 3:21 pm

is it Sara S

Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 3:17 pm

Sara P, Sara S, Sara B, Sarah P, Sarah S, Sarah B, Sara Rose, Sarah Rose lol Sarah Sydney, Sara Lynette, Sara Shannon….Yikes this is exhausting! Sara Kayla, Sara Sam, Sara (sweet yama) Did they call you Sara at some time??? LOL

Rachel Gagliano - April 21, 2010 - 3:09 pm

Could it be your girl Sara Brown?

Denise - April 21, 2010 - 3:07 pm

I need to know Sara who…indeed there are too many Sara’s.

Brandi Kullman - April 21, 2010 - 2:31 pm

Could it be Becky?

FourCinapod - April 21, 2010 - 1:48 pm


FourCinapod - April 21, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Lynette, Rosie

Lil - April 21, 2010 - 12:33 pm

I was going to say Sara… but as I looked at it, I am going to say you πŸ™‚
Love the wendy picture is adorable.. πŸ™‚

Cathy P. - April 21, 2010 - 11:49 am

Sam πŸ™‚

fruit punch tulip - April 21, 2010 - 11:32 am

OK – So if you are “weird” for “hiding out” while someone is working on your house, then so am I. In my life prior to having Mom as my job description, I worked from a home office. The first year we were in our current house we pretty much did a make over on everything, which meant I was hiding out. When the basics were done, I think my husband was taking advantage of my home office days – so I told him I was going to send some guys to do some work on his office and see how much he liked it. Needless to say – the projects stopped. Have a Great Day. Absolutely love the fundraiser you are doing for your friends.

lovedressingherinmj - April 21, 2010 - 10:58 am

Sara S.

Emma's*Mommy - April 21, 2010 - 10:46 am

OK, I join everyone with Sarah P then?

Jennifer Boe - April 21, 2010 - 10:00 am


mimi - April 21, 2010 - 9:14 am

Denise, She should be your child. Has that exactly been said? We’ve guessed everyone but David and those sweet boys. She could be their sister.

saoirse's mom - April 21, 2010 - 8:09 am

alright, i guess i’m going with rosie too! although, i must say that sweet little girl still looks like you! πŸ™‚

Natalie - April 21, 2010 - 8:00 am

Oh man! I LOVE that outfit.

DKW - April 21, 2010 - 7:29 am

I’m late, late, late but I’m going to still “enter” and say Shannon! Love the outfit – it is one of my favorite combos!

mimi - April 21, 2010 - 7:21 am

Wow, got my first newsletter! I think I need to make the trip, so I can meet all these dark haired, pretty girls. Thanks Denise. - April 21, 2010 - 7:20 am

Im guessing its you!

mama2a~n~i - April 21, 2010 - 6:44 am

S reminds me of kayla, I think she favors you as well and I am gonna guess your Yama as well.

Beautifulclothing - April 21, 2010 - 6:14 am

Sara P

mimi - April 21, 2010 - 6:03 am

Rosie??? We’re all checking posts, and still can’t get it:) I told you earlier, you’re “really” all family.

jessica - April 21, 2010 - 5:08 am

It must be you Denise!

Angie M - April 21, 2010 - 3:17 am

So my guess is that she reminds you of you! She is so cute, as are all of your posts.

Katie M. - April 20, 2010 - 11:27 pm

okay- went thru the posts again and realized Rosie had been guessed three times, not twice, but Shannon and Sara S had only been guessed twice so will go with those – even though they have since been guessed

Katie M. - April 20, 2010 - 11:13 pm

I am going with Rosei- because I saw you post in the comments down below that only two people up til then had it right- and thats the only name that was only mentioned twice before- so by deduction- I vote for Rosie πŸ™‚ Oh and by the way- I love that pic of Syd- she is so cute and spunky

Laura - April 20, 2010 - 10:39 pm

So, I think I’m a little late, but I’m going to go with Sweet Yama!!

*TKJT* - April 20, 2010 - 10:22 pm

LOL I knew Sweet Yama was a sara/sarah but wasn’t sure what her last name was.

Terese - April 20, 2010 - 10:10 pm


Debbie Hopson - April 20, 2010 - 10:03 pm

Sweet yama…. Sarah p …Hope I am right:0)

Tara Hayes - April 20, 2010 - 9:54 pm

Sarah P ????

Darlene Burchfield - April 20, 2010 - 9:49 pm

Sarah P

Darlene Burchfield - April 20, 2010 - 9:40 pm

sarah p, sara s or sara b??? lol

Monika - April 20, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Ok, found Sweet Yama’s name… Sarah P.!

Darlene Burchfield - April 20, 2010 - 9:35 pm


Darlene Burchfield - April 20, 2010 - 9:31 pm

sydney? lol throwing names out there love that outfit…

Brandie - April 20, 2010 - 9:25 pm

I am going to guess either the gorgeous girl you took prom pics of or her beautiful mother?

Darlene Burchfield - April 20, 2010 - 9:21 pm

christy i

Jessica A - April 20, 2010 - 9:12 pm


Amie - April 20, 2010 - 9:05 pm

I am going to guess Kayla or Sam πŸ™‚

Megan P - April 20, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Lynette or Shannon!!!!!

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 9:00 pm


Monika - April 20, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Did you know who I meant by the “Sweet Yama”???

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 8:39 pm

If you put just plain Sara. Does that count too? Denise, Do you require a last initial if the answer is indeed Sara? We are going crazy thinking of Sara’s. lol

Emma's*Mommy - April 20, 2010 - 8:25 pm

Opps, I think I counted wrong…how about Sara S or maybe Shannon?

Day to the Oh - April 20, 2010 - 8:24 pm

My 1st guess would be Sara S. ( Second guesses would be Sydney or Shannon). So many cute girlies!!! I need to send you some of our latest. Thanks for the fun!!! πŸ˜‰

Emma's*Mommy - April 20, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Sarah Rose?

Annie F - April 20, 2010 - 8:19 pm


Heather Lee - April 20, 2010 - 8:15 pm


Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 8:14 pm

Lol mimi. We must get this mimi. Sarah….hmm I think I have guessed every Sarah or Sara.

Angie - April 20, 2010 - 8:10 pm

Sweet Yama

mimi - April 20, 2010 - 8:09 pm

I know my fever is 101, but is there another Sarah? I needed a laugh tonight, so funny.

dawn - April 20, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Sara Rose??

KellyJ - April 20, 2010 - 7:37 pm


Kellie C. - April 20, 2010 - 7:29 pm

I’m going with Lynette, that’s the first person that popped into my head so I’m gonna go with it! thanks for the contest!

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 7:28 pm

Sara Rose…..too any sara’s. Goodness denise I am crazy.

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 7:27 pm

Oh yea. I already said sara awhile back. lol I am ignoring my family at this point. I am so excited.

Emily M - April 20, 2010 - 7:26 pm

I am sure I am way to late but – I think she reminds you of YOU πŸ™‚

mimi - April 20, 2010 - 7:26 pm

Sara Rose. How many Sara’s CAN THERE BE??? ha

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 7:26 pm

Sara B. I really want it too.

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 7:25 pm

Maybe Sara S.

mimi - April 20, 2010 - 7:24 pm

Sara B. Gotta be one of those Sara’s.

*TKJT* - April 20, 2010 - 7:24 pm

Sara S
Sara B

I REALLY want that set…even went and read a lot of old blog posts..until I realized I had ignored my kids for a LONG time πŸ˜‰

mimi - April 20, 2010 - 7:23 pm

Sara S. No clue???

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 7:20 pm

I had to guess again since you said to keep guessing…..I have been thinking about it all day.

*TKJT* - April 20, 2010 - 7:19 pm

Sweet Yama

kristin m. - April 20, 2010 - 7:19 pm

i’m only guessing here after your comment because i have absolutely no clue otherwise….Sara S.???

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Sweet Yama!!!!!

LS - April 20, 2010 - 7:15 pm

I guess Sweet Yama! so cute!!

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 7:15 pm


Denise - April 20, 2010 - 6:58 pm

Oh, you guys need to keep guessing cuz I am pretty sure I only have 2 EXACT answers…

Kennedy and Korbin's Mommy - April 20, 2010 - 6:40 pm

I didn’t even read the other posts because I know I am too far down the line to win, but right off the bat reading your blog … I felt the little girl reminded you of … YOU! Too cute!!!

berni - April 20, 2010 - 5:32 pm

I think it’s Kayla. I swear you’ve posted a picture if her in glasses and the picture of this little girl made me think of it.

Meredith Klobucnik - April 20, 2010 - 5:14 pm

I would have said a mini-Denise but I am far down the list with my guess πŸ™

K Squared Mommy - April 20, 2010 - 4:48 pm

Rosie πŸ™‚

Annette - April 20, 2010 - 4:32 pm

She kinda looks like Ava to me. I don’t think she works, works there but hey it’s a guess.

JennE - April 20, 2010 - 4:30 pm

The little girl with glasses reminds me of YOU!

lovedressingherinmj - April 20, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Lynette or Rosie

jen w. - April 20, 2010 - 2:39 pm

You. Who she reminds you of?

Christie - April 20, 2010 - 2:15 pm

I’ll go with Sam? Adorable pics!

NicoleP - April 20, 2010 - 2:15 pm


JodiR - April 20, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Sara S.

saoirse's mom - April 20, 2010 - 1:32 pm

oh my! that beautiful little girl could be your daughter,
‘Matilda Jane’. she looks just like you! love it!

kristen - April 20, 2010 - 1:21 pm

I think Sara?!

Emma's*Mommy - April 20, 2010 - 1:21 pm

Got so caught up in my non-existent chance at winning that super cute outfit that I forgot about my real comment…How awesome would it be to get to spend that “dance costume money” on a MJC outfit instead of a poofy tutu will never be worn again and takes up way too much closet space. As I look at Emma’s costume for this years recital…I am jealous at the thought of MJC outfit in it’s place.

Emma and Lily - April 20, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Emma and Lily keep looking at the picture they have with sweet Sarah P. and this cutie pie (Sydney) and they think they look a lot alike! I totally agree. :0)

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 1:04 pm

Was there a Carla or Michelle. I checked on the blog and I had seen you mentioned them at one point. i am new to the whole Matilda Jane thing. lol.
This is my last post today I promise. This outfit is precious. I will guess Rosie too.

Wendy - April 20, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Wow I think she looks like you!

mimi - April 20, 2010 - 12:43 pm

Denise, I have always thought all of you girls look like family, anyway, maybe you’re sisters from a past life!

J.Diddy - April 20, 2010 - 12:37 pm

maybe Rosie?

Stacie - April 20, 2010 - 12:34 pm

She also looks like Sam!

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 12:34 pm

Gonna guess one more….shannon. I really love this outfit.

Stacie - April 20, 2010 - 12:31 pm

I’m going to guess YOU!!

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 12:30 pm

or lynette

Diane C. - April 20, 2010 - 12:28 pm


Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 12:26 pm

Sara or Kayla

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 12:26 pm

or YOU.

Beautifulclothing - April 20, 2010 - 12:24 pm


kristin m. - April 20, 2010 - 12:23 pm

I think she looks like you–especially compared to the picture you posted….

Holly's Mama - April 20, 2010 - 12:21 pm

Sara S.?

Di - April 20, 2010 - 12:15 pm

I’m going to go with Sam. That little cutie is adorable and her mom is a sweetie pie. πŸ™‚

Chelle Belle - April 20, 2010 - 12:15 pm

2nd guess: Sara B?

Linda Z. - April 20, 2010 - 12:14 pm

She reminds you of “YOURSELF”! I’m on a board with this little lady’s mom and I think she’s beautiful! Of course, I’m partial to brown hair/brown eyed girls – I have one of my own! My family met you at 435 last year and I remember you saying that my daughter could be your own – and you were right, you do look alike!

danielle s - April 20, 2010 - 12:10 pm

i am going to guess YOU πŸ™‚

Leah Duke - April 20, 2010 - 12:09 pm

I am going to guess you!!

Jennifer Boe - April 20, 2010 - 12:09 pm

My guess is Sam!

broke_mom_to_4_girls - April 20, 2010 - 12:06 pm

She definitely reminds me of Sam!

Chelle Belle - April 20, 2010 - 12:02 pm

Kayla? Such an adorable outfit!

Annette M - April 20, 2010 - 11:57 am

I’m bad with faces but I’m going to say Sara.

Holly's Mama - April 20, 2010 - 11:54 am

Okay, one more guess – Sara Rose

Emma's*Mommy - April 20, 2010 - 11:54 am

You? Maybe?

Carol - April 20, 2010 - 11:51 am

My guess is Sam!

Head over Heels for Hammond Bay - April 20, 2010 - 11:45 am

SAM is my guess! She is a cutie!!!

Holly's Mama - April 20, 2010 - 11:44 am

I’m gonna guess Lynette!

Stacey - April 20, 2010 - 11:37 am

I don’t know about you, Denise, but she reminds me of YOU!! Such cuteness!

Julie R - April 20, 2010 - 11:34 am

I’ll guess Sara.

jill s - April 20, 2010 - 11:21 am

YOU. i thought that before i even saw you were having a contest!

so cute.

mb - April 20, 2010 - 11:13 am

My guess is you when you were little.?!?!?!?!

*TKJT* - April 20, 2010 - 11:01 am

How do I get my girls into the Matilda Jane dance class?! How come my girls get stuck with some ugly bathing suit costume and those beauties get to rock MJ…SO not fair! LOL

Heather - April 20, 2010 - 11:00 am

My guess is Kayla!

Allison - April 20, 2010 - 10:59 am

you Denise! πŸ™‚

mimi - April 20, 2010 - 10:58 am

It has to be you, Denise.

abby's mom - April 20, 2010 - 10:58 am

I’d say Sam.

Michelle - April 20, 2010 - 10:47 am

Id say Kayla, too

Christi - April 20, 2010 - 10:47 am

I think it looks like you Denise

Monika - April 20, 2010 - 10:46 am

Sorry I posted twice (well, now thrice =). I got an error message the first time. It’s not my day today… lots of error messages wherever I go.

Julie - April 20, 2010 - 10:46 am

I think she looks like you Denise!

dot+3 - April 20, 2010 - 10:46 am


Monika - April 20, 2010 - 10:45 am

I think she reminds you of Sweet Yama… wild guess, but who knows? πŸ˜‰

Monika - April 20, 2010 - 10:44 am

I think she reminds you of Sweet Yama.

Joann E - April 20, 2010 - 10:44 am

She is a mini Denise πŸ™‚

Lizabeth - April 20, 2010 - 10:43 am


CarrieB - April 20, 2010 - 10:42 am

I’m also going to guess you! Minus her glasses, very similar to the pic you just posted πŸ™‚

*TKJT* - April 20, 2010 - 10:42 am

I’ll also guess Sam and you LOL I really want that set…don’t have it yet LOL

Jennifer R - April 20, 2010 - 10:41 am

my guess would be kayla

Joann E - April 20, 2010 - 10:40 am

Kayla or Sam! πŸ™‚

Isabella's Mom - April 20, 2010 - 10:40 am

Cute pictures!! So, is the floor sparkly pink or green?
Who does that sweetie look like?…I’m not telling!!

*TKJT* - April 20, 2010 - 10:40 am

She remind me of KAYLA!!!!

kapcapmommy - April 20, 2010 - 10:38 am

I am gonna say Kayla! πŸ™‚

Jackie F. - April 20, 2010 - 10:37 am

OK…last guess, promise…after looking at that sweet picture of you in your yellow tutu, Sydney also looks like you! πŸ˜‰

Dawn - April 20, 2010 - 10:34 am

I will guess Sam πŸ™‚ Very cute little girl!

FourCinapod - April 20, 2010 - 10:34 am

Okay I am going to say Kayla or Sam. Maybe even you when you were younger:)

Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

Brandi Kullman - April 20, 2010 - 10:32 am

I will guess yourself or Sam

Jackie F. - April 20, 2010 - 10:30 am

I’ll also guess Shannon.

Jackie F. - April 20, 2010 - 10:26 am

Reminds me of Kayla!

The Hometown Folk

It was in 7th grade the I first heard the name Joe Shampine. My bestest friend, Gretta, had been bestest pals with him and wanted to buy him a Christmas gift. So we headed downtown and went to theΒ  5 and Dime.. We settled on a 7 dollar gold chain from the local dime store. Afterall, the only real difference between the 7 dollar version and the real McCoy is that: One, Gretta could afford it and Two, it turned your neck green. Though, I don’t think Joe complained.

It was in my high school years that I found out who Christy Jennings was. She was the blonde haired girl my brother hung out with. She was so dang pretty and the perfect girl next door. Oh, man, I wanted to be her. And if I am correct, she lived right by the candy store…all the better!

Flash forward to last summer; I saw Joe at a wedding for the first time in ions and he had married Christy almost 15 years prior. We chatted for a few seconds and when I left that conversation all I could think about was those 2 needed help getting a baby to share their enormous amount of love with. One thing led to another, stories were exchanged and here we are today doing the biggest fundraiser in my hometown of Cheboygan that Matilda Jane has ever had.

I could goΒ  on and on about all the people who have helped me, gave me a shoulder to cry on, lifted me up when I was falling, and have just been true friends since the day we met.Β  I cannot even express how grateful I am and fortunate we are. And when it came time for Joe and Christy to finally get another round at adoption I knew in my heart of hearts that if we were in the position we would do what we can. And thanks to you all, Matilda Jane is able to help them out. They have waited so long and all I want for them is to feel the happiness and not be buried in the stress. So whatever we can do to lift that load a bit, I’m game for it. And here we have it:

danielle lail - April 23, 2010 - 7:34 pm

Was wondering if you could please post this event! Thanks so much! If its possible!

Sara - April 23, 2010 - 7:33 am

Thanks for giving me the chance to have the chance to get some things for myself, Denise. I was able to justify it, knowing I would be helping such a cute sounding couple out! Best of luck to them in their quest to add a child to their family!

Janella - April 21, 2010 - 11:19 am

Denise could you please tell me to call an order in on Friday from your site is it Platinum only or the other lines as well?? I’d love to buy something but just not sure if it’s only for Platinum. What your doing is so darn sweet and I’m sure you will have a huge outpouring! After reading this I couldn’t wait to share it with my husband. The funny story about Joe and how giving you are! My husband LOVES your clothing but like a lot of men he gets so tired of hearing me talk about it!! HEE-HEE!!

Natalie - April 21, 2010 - 7:59 am

Buyin somethin! πŸ™‚ …What a great way to share! How cool is it to know you are donating to a good cause and the bonus is you’re getting something amazing in return. Thanks to you!!

Day to the Oh - April 20, 2010 - 8:29 pm

Can’t wait to participate in this! Might as well time it right since I need a couple more things anyway. I don’t know why I do, but I do. Thanks for spreading the love! xo

Guatemami - April 20, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Denise- What a wonderful fundraiser you are doing for this family that is filled with love. We were in the same position five years after we were married we tried to have children but could not. My husband and I were put on this earth to adopt. It is a huge financial hole that we worked so hard to get out of but in the end we had two beautiful Guatemalan babies. God bless you and your generous offerings to this family.

Jennifer O. - April 19, 2010 - 7:03 pm

Denise…I would love to share with some of my friends who don’tgenerally get on your blog..but are on there anyway you email this? TIA~ What an awesome thing you are doing..and I guess I have a reason to buy something now:)

Kim from Griffith - April 19, 2010 - 6:48 pm

Denise, Your heart must be the size of Texas!!! I always tell people the reasons I buy Matilda Jane are….1: it’s adorable, 2: matches Natalie’s personality, 3: Indiana ( and of course USA), and 4: because of the heart behind it!!!

Carol - April 19, 2010 - 10:30 am

That is so incredibly generous Denise! I will definitely call and place an order to help out!

Alli's Mommy - April 19, 2010 - 9:05 am

This just brings a tear to my eye because a couple of years ago my husband and I were in the same place. We have since been blessed with a wonderful little girl through adoption. All of the stress, worries and wondering of whys will eventually go away once you hold that little blessing. My daughter is blessed to wear so much Matilda Jane I would love to purchase something so the proceeds could help out. Is this only in Michigan or will there be something done online as well…..Thanks Denise for you generosity……

Lisa @ moxie pear - April 19, 2010 - 7:04 am

What a wonderful thing you are doing!

Alison S - April 19, 2010 - 6:45 am

Oh Denise, what an amazing idea! You know my Noah is adopted from Russia! I know what a HUGE finanacial commitment this is. With all the negative press on adoption these past few weeks it is so refreshing to hear some POSITIVE, LOVING stories. Our Noah has been the amost amazing blessing in my life (only equal to the unexpected birth of our daughter Bella)! I will try and generate some orders!

Mary R. - April 19, 2010 - 5:24 am

As an adoptive mom myself I am dying to know where the happy couple plans on adopting from: domestic or another country? Just curious. :o)
MJC ROCKS for doing this for this sweet couple!

christine - April 19, 2010 - 4:28 am

Oh my gosh! Wonderful! I know the pain of wanting a baby so bad and then the miracle to happen after so many years! I’m sure I can find something to buy that day. Wonderful wishes to the family.

Lil - April 18, 2010 - 10:13 pm

What can I say? Tears leaking down my face. If I could I would be there for sure but I will buy something, even if i don’t need it.
What a blessing. God is so good to us!
Hugs <3

Stacey - April 18, 2010 - 9:51 pm

This story really tugged at my heart. Very powerful & so honorable for MJ to help them through this incredible journey. I will be sure to place an order that day. Thanks & Best Wishes to Joe & Chrisy!

Holly's Mama - April 18, 2010 - 9:32 pm

Denise you are so awesome!!! I am in awe of your kindness and generosity. I will try to help if the funds are available on that day for me. Never stop being the sweet person that you are!

Megan {Shabby Blogs} - April 18, 2010 - 7:39 pm

As an adoptive mother, a MJ lover, and a Michigander…I am ALL over this. Very, very cool. πŸ™‚

gran - April 18, 2010 - 6:57 pm

Denise, I could just repeat Bee and some of the other comments. This is one more reason to appreciate you and your company. Is life not amazingly wonderful when people and events are woven throughout the tapestry of our lives. Thank you for sharing this with us and allowing us to experience some of the joy of helping.

Katie M (Lyla's Mommy). - April 18, 2010 - 6:55 pm

P.S. I LOOOOOVE that picture!!!

Laura Ann - April 18, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Denise ~ Your kindness is unheard of these days. What a blessed couple to have so many people on their side and willing to help. I will have to get an order together. Thank you for all you continue to do.

Bee - April 18, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Just another reason why I love you and your business! Simply wonderful! Thank you for being wonderful you!

Katie M (Lyla's Mommy). - April 18, 2010 - 6:15 pm

WOW that blog brought me to major tears! What a great fundraiser, and a wonderful excuse for me to buy more MJC πŸ™‚

tree*head - April 18, 2010 - 5:08 pm

Wow! Denise you never cease to amaze me with your generosity….this special couple will soon have a dream come true thanks to a bit of help from MJC – I feel the love πŸ™‚

Joann E - April 18, 2010 - 5:04 pm

OK I’m in tears right now. I hope there dream comes true! Kids are truly a blessing and you Denise have a heart of gold to help them make there dream come true!

Katie M. - April 18, 2010 - 4:28 pm

I still think this is one of the most awesome benifits I have heard of and will be calling in an order next week- thanks for sharing their love story and allowing us to help them- I hope their story continues in happiness – much love

Pamela - April 18, 2010 - 4:22 pm

What a great thing! Could you also post an address or name of a bank where donations can be made on their behalf? Thanks for all you do. I am a native Michigander and spend time up north…I wish we would be there next weekend, but already have commitments down state.