The furniture is in, the Star Wars is unpacked, the food is in the cupboards, towels and sheets are folded neatly, Sam is happy, Joe’s bedroom is almost put together as is mine, Gabe is on the floor till his new bed gets here (hopefully ASAP), painting is complete and now paintings are being hung and now to find the camera and her components. Hopefully tomorrow when we put the office together. Then I’ll show you some pics. This house is truely unbelievable for us. I’m telling you,we are like kids in a candy store. We lived on Pembroke Lane for 12 years…..good house….but now we have a driveway and an attached garage. You would think we won the lotto. Heck, we even have an ice machine that works!!

And now I must stop playing and get some real work done. Poor 435 girls haven’t seen me in a week. Okay, in truth, they may be rejoicing. I am a bit annoying!

Denise - March 10, 2010 - 8:00 pm

that is hilarious…OMG I’m dying….

Skye Johansen - March 10, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Well you DID win the lotto! That house is absolutely amazing and your family deserves it. I’m glad to hear your getting settled, moving is exciting but it’s also way too much work. Wish I was there to help you, it would be so much fun.

tree*head - March 10, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Congrats on the new home Denise-you waited such a long time!
Of course you know we will all want to see pics soon πŸ™‚

Leia - March 8, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Yeah for dreams come true!!

Renee - March 8, 2010 - 3:19 pm

There’s NOTHING like an attached garage in a snowy climate. I was so sad to move away from my walkingdistancetothematildajaneboothatplymouthartinthepark house, but having an attached garage this winter ROCKED, and was a pretty great trade-off! Congratulations on your move πŸ™‚

Jennifer - March 8, 2010 - 11:38 am

I have to share the funniest story….my husband was pacing around with a pout on his face. I asked him what was wrong, he told me he found a room key tag on my dresser and he wanted to know where it came from. OMG….are you kidding me, I seriously spit milk out my nose!!!! I told him to read it and that room keys (generally have keys on them) and they don’t have cute pink ribbon attached. This was seriously one for the books….made me laugh over and over…I’m still laughing! Heck, I got a room key from a BAND member honey, LOL…Thanks for the great times Denise!!!!

Brandie - March 8, 2010 - 10:52 am

Enjoy the fruits of your hard work and Congrats! Too fun! Absolutely can’t wait to see pics!

Mary R. - March 8, 2010 - 7:59 am

Congrats on the new house! May it bring you many years of joy and happiness within its walls. :o)

Cynthia - March 8, 2010 - 4:58 am

Congratulations! I can’t wait to see the pix.

christine - March 8, 2010 - 4:27 am

Congrats! Wow exciting to finally move into your new home and create new memories. Can’t wait to see pictures!

Rebekah Hubley - March 7, 2010 - 11:14 pm

Wow Denise… I can’t believe all that has been done since I was there on Wednesday. You must have an amazing crew. I am getting so excited!!! Can’t wait for the 19th!!!

Kate S. - March 7, 2010 - 9:03 pm

We moved last July and I still have boxes to unpack, the curse of having a garage! The best little thing, a window that opens above the kitchen sink. Never knew I could be so happy doing dishes with a view and a breeze. Best Wishes on the little joys in your new home, Denise! πŸ™‚

Melanie H. - March 7, 2010 - 8:48 pm

I’m so, so, SO very happy for you guys! Enjoy your new home & I wish you all years & years of warm memories & life there! Sounds like you have been a busy bee…we still have LOTS of boxes & stuff to unpack & put away, but we have made strides this weekend…my current motto: Every box is progress!
Oh, my girls wore the Pearl dress & stew ruffles to church today & I tell ya, they were like little spring breezes walking around! SO cute, thanks!

Isabella's Mom - March 7, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Can’t wait to see your pictures! And glad you have ice, that’s always a good thing. Poor little Gabe, but boys call that adventure sleeping. He’ll want to that after his bed comes too.
Glad you are getting settled!
Take care.

Kate - March 7, 2010 - 8:31 pm

Oh my goodness…that picture of the three little girls is
A-DORABLE!!!! Almost makes me want to have another baby…almost.

*Twinkle*Toes* - March 7, 2010 - 7:43 pm

Looking forward to seeing your home style…. Don’t work too hard!

Annette M - March 7, 2010 - 7:32 pm

Sounds exciting. Isn’t it surprising that the little things are the best things. A drive way, an attached garage and such. I can’t wait for my own home. And what I want most of all, is a washer, and if I’m really lucky, a dryer also.

Room No. 4750 and 383

We are all sleeping together now. Yup, me, Joe, Gabe and David. Everything is moved but my bed. Everything is moved and nothing is put away.

I take that back. Today my friend Anne and I dusted David’s Star Wars stuff and put it up. And we organized books.Β  Guess what was packed in the Star Wars stuff? Strawberry Shortcake and she was complete with the Purple PieMan and about 6 other pals, including my faves Orange Blossom and Lemon Meringue.

Skye just sent me over these gorgeous shots. Love em….thank you!

And if you are room no. 4750 or 383 shoot Sam an email. She will need a pic of the tag somewhere that represents you, your town or a happy place. She will also need your address.Β Please put ROOM NO. in your subject line in your email to

gran - March 7, 2010 - 5:42 am

Reading the comment about Halloween reminded me of the Strawberry Shortcake costume that I made for my daughter. She also got a strawberry shortcake house that year for Christmas. So glad she still has happy memories of playing with it.

Tina M - March 6, 2010 - 9:52 am

Aww! Lemon Meringue was MY fave growing up!!! I dressed up as her for Halloween one year & I have been wanting to have my girls be Strawberry Shorcake & Lemon Merigue but can’t find a cute costume for Lemon Meringue! :0(

Mary Beth - March 5, 2010 - 12:22 pm

OMG 4750! That’s me! This is so exciting!

My4IrishCuties - March 5, 2010 - 8:14 am

I had to literally LOL after reading your post. I was just telling my son last week about how when I was a little girl they had a Strawberry Shortcake contest to win a room filled with Strawberry Shortcake accessories. I told him how every day I would pray and wish that I would win!! That entry form with the photo of the room was so worn after a few months from looking at it everyday. Unfortunately I did not win, but I’m sure I wasn’t the only little girl wishing upon that star!! AHH-hh childhood memories!! Thank you to whoever brought up the smurfs another real favorite. My little ones enjoy watching the cartoon.(me too) I hope you make your new home a really WARM SPACE!!

Melanie H. - March 4, 2010 - 10:42 pm

Yay, congrats on your move! That was fast! We moved on Tuesday also & so I can totally relate to everything being here (YAY!) but nothing being put away…one box at a time!
Just got my order today, it was my first delivery at our new house!
Oh, and I love Strawberry Shortcake & the fact that she has made a come-back so my girls love her, too!

Bum-Bull-Bee - March 4, 2010 - 4:17 pm

How about Cherry Merry Muffins??? I had those and I think I still have the complete set. It had all the girls that smelled like cupcakes and they all came with a recipe card. Their home was a kitchen. LOVE all the flash backs! Man toys were awesome “Back in the day” as my daughter calls it. LOL I am barely ordering on the 15th and wish on a lucky star I get a room key. πŸ™‚ Love the pics. Denise, your clothes have a need for the spotlight! They are totally camera ready!

Ali - March 4, 2010 - 2:54 pm

Got my order last night- my Daughter absolutely LOVES the bird tank dress! She wanted to sleep in it last night and is wearing it again today. So happy to get a key- very cool. Looking forward to the next unveil! Thank you for this beautiful Spring collection. Hammond Bay + sunshine= good day!

Lil - March 3, 2010 - 10:32 pm

Your moving sounds exciting…

Sadly *-( and i say that with a heavy sign, Got my order in on the 1st day but im being told that i didn’t get a key and i was as excited about the key as my dd clothes 😎 I hope you plan on getting more πŸ™‚

Have fun with strawberry shortcake.. I just wonder, how long does she smell good?

Amy Langston - March 3, 2010 - 9:20 pm

HOLY MOLY!!!!….I received my first box of HB YUMMIES TODAY!! I can not wait to try all of it on my Hailey. Everything ROCKS!!!
The mossy willow is precious!!! OH MY and the TEES!!…SWEET!!
Thank you Denise!!
Aww…I love strawberry shortcake too. I actually had a GF growing up who looked just like her.

smalltownjenny - March 3, 2010 - 6:41 pm

My almost 4 yr old LOVES Strawberry Shortcake….even the DVD cases smell like berries. These photos are simply gorgeous!!!!!

luci - March 3, 2010 - 5:50 pm

I still have all my strawberry shortcake stuff. I got them for Christmas one year – ALL OF THEM. The room that the presents were in SMELLED. My sisters kept trying to put them in the closet, but I would cry and mom made them leave them under the tree. I must say – all of the flavors together was not that plesant. HA!!

Michelle - March 3, 2010 - 5:10 pm

I’m so jealous you found your Strawberry Shortcakes. I know mine are packed away in a Clinique makeup bag somewhere in my grandmas atttic. I want to find them so bad. I just bought my daughter her first one. She would love my old collection. I bet they still smell. I used to love to smell them…

christine - March 3, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Oh, Can not wait to see if I got everything in my order and a room key. The photos are fantastic!

Emily M - March 3, 2010 - 2:49 pm

These pictures are so cute. Skye is to photography what you are to clothing design!! Looking at the picture of the Maybel suit with the Hammond Bay hat makes me want to kick myself for not getting it!!! Looks like I will be making a third order – HA!!!

tree*head - March 3, 2010 - 2:34 pm

Oh how I used to love sniffing Strawberry Shortcake and friends! That and playing with my smurfs-ahhh…OOO I so hope to get a room key! Still anxiously waiting for my HB order – I feel like I am the last one – oh the anticipation!!

Chelle Belle / Alchemist - March 3, 2010 - 2:17 pm

Got my order yesterday and I absolutely love it. As expected, my daughter is twirling and reveling in her new pretties. I got the mossy willow for me and love love love it. Where are those dark blue ruffles Sam is wearing in the picture? Coming soon I hope.

RE the room keys: Is it safe to say that all of us MJC addicts are in a metaphorical hotel together? I’m excited I actually got a key!

Denise, when the whole family is sleeping in the same bed (usually with the big dog, too) we call it “Packing Out” as in a wolf pack.

Day to the Oh - March 3, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Skye’s pix are GORGE!!! Can I tell you that it makes me feel SO good that Skye and I have the same taste? That last outfit is EXACTLY how I put it together at my trunk show. Everyone thought I was so smart, but obviously not the only one! πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to get my order! Hurry up Man in brown!!!

My Little Carolina Girl - March 3, 2010 - 1:54 pm

Strawberry shortcake collection of dolls was great. Their smell reminds me of Strach n Sniff stickers my teachers would give me in grade school. Oh, to be young again. What a simple life when little things meant so much. Thanks for the glimpse back to the past. MJC rocks!

Deb - March 3, 2010 - 10:25 am

Received my Hammond bay order on Monday! Let me tell you my daughter LOVED everything! She HAD to put on the Raven skirt and dance Yourself Silly tank right then and there, even though there is snow outside, she wore it the rest of the night and gave me grief when it was time to get into her PJ’s. She always loves all her MJ, but this time she was Over the Moon with Excitement! Thank you! It makes mornings so much easier.

On a Strawberry Shortcake note, my daughter has the new ones and cannot stop playing with them. Retro is in. Rainbow Brite is making a comeback too.

Mary R. - March 3, 2010 - 8:53 am

Such a fun ‘contest’. :o) Love the pix, too!

Erin "pancake makers mom" Spencer - March 3, 2010 - 8:46 am

I wonder if this means all the keys were given out on the first day???? I ordered in the first week but probably not soon enough…. well still fun, let the games begin!!!

On the retro front…my daughter is huge into the smurfs right now..made the mistake of getting her season 1 on dvd this christmas now she wants a smurfs bday party. I have searched the web from A-Z and no smurf party stuff. Lots of crazy people with websites showing their collectable smurf stuff…who are these people?? Its 1 thing to save childhood memories but to devote a website to your smurfs is another thing!! So im getting the creative jucies flowing so i can put on a smurfs bday party for my baby girl!!!

vanessa diel - March 3, 2010 - 8:45 am

Love all of these. Just soo precious. Can’t wait to receive my spring clothing.

Jackie F. - March 3, 2010 - 8:00 am

I can’t wait for my order to arrive to see if I’m a winner!
I wished that my mom saved my huge Strawberry Shortcake collection!
I loved it so much! I even had Strawberry Shortcake wallpaper in my room growing up. I love smelling the dolls. Do yours still have their yummy smell???

a lovell - March 3, 2010 - 7:36 am

My mom still has all of our Strawberry Shortcake dolls in an old Strawberry Shortcake metal lunch box. They are all missing at least one shoe and/or accessory but the the box still has a nice aroma when you open it. I don’t like the new SS style…I love the classic. The grandkids seem to prefer the classic as well, over the new style.

workingnine2five - March 3, 2010 - 7:15 am

All this talk about Strawberry Shortcake dolls brings me back to kindergarten. So I was that kid that had them in a shadow box hanging on her wall just above the bed. Apparently I was missing one and a girl on my bus had just the one I needed to complete my collection. So knowing that I had to pay for things that I wanted I went into my Dad’s secret money jar in his underwear drawer and pulled out a green bill to buy my very own Orange Blossom. The very next day the girl’s mom called my mom and said she could not accept $50.00 for this little figurine….hey I thought it was an even trade. Needless to say my Dad gave me a strong (yet gentle for a kindergartner) talkn to. Those were the days πŸ™‚

byetheways - March 3, 2010 - 6:26 am

The new Strawberry Shortcake has traded her spearmint tights for jeans…she and Apple Dumplin need a room key so they can switch back to the old school style! Otherwise, it’s Sour Grapes!!!!!

Lauri - March 3, 2010 - 5:58 am

The question is did they still smell good?

Lisa M - March 3, 2010 - 5:40 am

Oh how funny! I used to have all of the Strawberry Shortcake characters… they were my favorites growing up!

April W. - March 3, 2010 - 5:05 am

Mmm! Did the Strawberry Shortcake dolls still have their berry good smell? I LOVE the photos! I bought all those pieces and can’t WAIT to layer them like that on my Emmy! πŸ˜€

Amanda Keeys - March 3, 2010 - 3:01 am

How gorgeous are Skye’s photos <3 Orange Blossom was always my favourite. Have you seen the "modernised" versions? Soooo not as cute.

Kate S. - March 2, 2010 - 11:04 pm

I seem to remember liking little Apple Dumpling the best. I really have this urge to go dig them out of my mom’s basement so I…err…Anna can play with them. πŸ™‚

Linda - March 2, 2010 - 9:58 pm

Yeah! Let the games begin! How exciting. Congrats to the winners. And I love the outfit pictured – thrilled because I have all three pieces and they look so cute together.

shelley - March 2, 2010 - 9:34 pm

i got my hammond bay today and i’m in love… and i was so excited- sam packed it… it made my day-i feel like i know her… HA!

For the love of HB - March 2, 2010 - 9:32 pm

Just dropping in to say we LOVE our HB! I think we are going to need this collection for the next 3 years … Love the colors and it looks GREAT on the baby!


Oh, and so muchΒ  more goodness in those boxes. I really did save EVERYTHING…I found a box of old fingernails (yes, the real things, not Lee Press On’s), all my swatch watches, notes from highschool, perfume bottles, all my old make-up, at least 50+ coke bottles, and my prized trolls. Oh, and 4 tubs of Happy Meal Toys. We were very selective too, only McDonald’s.

I once worked for Coca Cola. At the interview the guy asked why I’d want to work there, I replied ” Why would you work for Burger King when you could work for McDonald’s? ” I got the job.

Ya’ll need to come to 435 so we can have a big party at my excited…

*TKJT* - March 4, 2010 - 11:00 pm

I obviously have no life…but why does it say DenisYs Trolls? Who didn’t know how to spell your name?!? πŸ˜‰ …or is that just a big I lol…okay I really need to get off here and go to bed πŸ˜‰

Denise - March 2, 2010 - 9:03 pm

I did, but hey, don’t be emberassed. No one likes that. It’d be nice sometimes if people could see how easy it really is to play fair. But in truth, 99.999% do and that itself is a wonderful thing!

Tina M - March 2, 2010 - 8:44 pm

435…I am sooo there! :0)

Beautifulclothing - March 2, 2010 - 8:23 pm

I would not feel bad about your comment. I am sure it is the truth. I wish I would have purchased the items before they sold out as well. I am so sad that I do not have even 1 item from the Hammond Bay collection yet. I look on this site tons of times a day just wishing. I have been having some health issues lately and just looking at the clothing makes me happy.

a lovell - March 2, 2010 - 8:13 pm

OK, now I’m just irritated with myself for leaving that yucky comment…please remove it, if you can…I was just complaining and negative, and to the wrong people at that.

You are always so generous to your blog readers and your blog readers (i.e. Me) should have enough sense to return the favor by not leaving negative comments.

I’m sure I will have lot of possitive things to say when my Hammond Bay order comes in and I see all the cute things I DID get before they sold out.

Again, I appologize for that prior comment.

gran - March 2, 2010 - 6:25 pm

Each of the recent visits from the brown truck bring more beautiful clothes from Matilda Jane. The raven skirt is one of the best ever and the pepper knot dress is like having 2 dresses for the price of 1. Thank you again to each person who makes Matilda Jane Clothing a place that I want to visit again and again.

K Squared Mommy - March 2, 2010 - 5:17 pm

We love all of our new Hammond Bay! We’ll be taking it to Seaside next week for some really cute pictures! πŸ™‚

mimi - March 2, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Oh my goodness, I received all my Hammond Bay things today. The Blue eyed cardigan and ginger snap skirt are just lovely. The green Claudia matches the skirt perfectly. I bought for MiMi this time and I love it all. Oh, and I have a key, too. Thanks, Denise.

Marci - March 2, 2010 - 1:25 pm

Oh How I love Troll dolls! and I loved the troll dolls on the end of pencils!!!

Day to the Oh - March 2, 2010 - 7:39 am

BTW the fingernail thing is funny. Didn’t you save teeth too? You’d get a kick out of my neighbor who takes a stool and sits at the end of his driveway clipping his fingernails AND toenails for the world to see. Some sort of ritual, I guess. TMI, TMI

Day to the Oh - March 2, 2010 - 7:37 am

So is that how it went down? You gave Dana your “y”? he-he. Kassidy is getting a swatch watch for her bday! We’ve been talking about them since your last email. I don’t think they are quite as cool as they used to be, but she can start a new trend.

Rachel - March 2, 2010 - 7:29 am

When is the 435 Art Fair? A girlfriend of mine and I REALLY want to take a road trip up there (ie. escape the children for a few days).

Kelly Franz - March 2, 2010 - 7:23 am

If you ever make the Tanna Linen Dress in a 12, please let me know. My 9 year old loved it, but the 8 would be too small:-) I can’t wait to get my clothes for my 2 1/2 year old. You do such an amazing job!

carla smith - March 2, 2010 - 5:22 am

awe i love finding old memories in a box! i have all my original 1980’s strawberry shortcake dolls in my treasure box, along with prom glasses, a trophy from a 3rd grade spelling bee, a van halen tee shirt that my friends signed, my girlscout sash, and an arrowhead necklace that a sweet boy sent to me in the 5th grade….now that sweet boy lived in OR me in NH….we met while rollerskating in olympia WA over xmas break 1983. we wrote letters to each other for 2 years (i have those too)sadly as we grew older the letters became fewer and farther inbetween….now 25 years later he friended me on facebook. it prompted me dig out that old tresure box and share it with my girls. nothing sweeter than getting to share my old memories, and laughing with dh that i have a boyfriend as technically we never broke up

Ashlee Alex - March 1, 2010 - 8:31 pm

K, Denise I have a HUGE box full of my Troll obsession as a kid. Love it!

Michelle - March 1, 2010 - 8:18 pm

My husband actually knows a fairly normal adult that keeps all of his fingernail clippings in a jar. EWWWWWW.

Mary R. - March 1, 2010 - 7:51 pm

OK…I think you lost me at fingernails. LOL I was going to ask WHY???, but then I thought that I really don’t want to know. ;o)

Jackie F. - March 1, 2010 - 7:40 pm

OMGness…I just noticed that you changed the spelling of your name…I totally did that too! I wanted to drop the ‘e’ in my name…but then my family still to this day calls me Jack – eye!
Love it!!

Jessica Johnson - March 1, 2010 - 3:38 pm

Okay so I went to another MJC party yesterday and came up for a name for your trunk keepers spouses and your husband as you do a release. A MJC widower. You know like a golf widow or a hunters widow. Haha made us all laugh! Love this line! You’ve out done yourself!

leigh ann - March 1, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Did anyone collect charlies angels trading cards? We just loved them!!!

Head over Heels for Hammond Bay - March 1, 2010 - 1:57 pm

I love it!!! Just found 2 old Swatch watches (white one with a blue polka dot face and the greenish see -thru one)with some old jewelery a few weeks ago. I still have boxes of notes from grade school-all folded funky so no one saw what you wrote. I would never give up my keychain collection and my sticker collection. Talk about feeling old!!!!

JamieHIcks - March 1, 2010 - 10:57 am

My stomach literally just turned. Fingernails unattached are one of my BIGGEST oooogly gross out things. SHUDDER!

The other stuff sounds really cool though, ahahaha. I keep things as well, have a ton of old school work from elementary, toys, notes etc.

Beautifulclothing - March 1, 2010 - 10:55 am

Lol πŸ™‚

Beautifulclothing - March 1, 2010 - 10:54 am

Um…old fingernails….gross!

Katie M. - March 1, 2010 - 10:51 am

okay- LOL at some of the things we all keep- but OMG- gagging at the thought of old finger nails in there! I get grossed out finding DH’s torn nails behind the couch when I vacum- cant imagine a box of old ones – ick- sorry- but thats weird – and yet- we still love you!

smalltownjenny - March 1, 2010 - 10:28 am

FINGERNAILS…what in the world??!!! I had a white swatch watch with bright colored bands that wrapped around the face….haven’t thought of those in years!

Katelyn's Mommy - March 1, 2010 - 10:24 am

I miss my Swatch watches…. Cute trolls! I didn’t save fingernails, but I do have hair from when I put a ponytail off to go ‘Pat Benetar’. Ah – the 80s….


Jackie F. - March 1, 2010 - 10:20 am

What fun treasures to find, but I have to say that the old fingernails are gross!

Betsy! - March 1, 2010 - 10:06 am

AHHHHHHHHH! I would do anything to see that box of Swatch watches! Do they have those rubber watch face protectors? Oh man, only the cool kids had those!

Michelle: Yes! Debbie Gibson! Electric Youth!!! I had to be her biggest fan.

April W. - March 1, 2010 - 9:57 am

Oh my gosh! How fun to find! Boy, do I remember the “Swatch watch” craze. Had to have a bunch on one arm! I did too!
I never did get the troll thing. lol
Have fun!

kaitlyn - March 1, 2010 - 9:39 am

OMG, so funny…Trolls, really?

twinsplus1inatl - March 1, 2010 - 7:57 am

How fun to go back and look at everything! I found boxes of Garbage Pail Kids, smurfs, and trolls too…but old fingernails? really?? I have never heard of that one! πŸ™‚

Rachel - March 1, 2010 - 7:24 am

OMG!! I just found out a few days ago that I really need a watch for work and I started wondering if they still made swatch watches. Apparently you just need to have a garage sale so I can come buy yours. ha ha ha… Seriously though I am going to find a swatch watch today. I LOVED those when I was a kid…and the trolls…they are SO ugly they are cute. I never did have very many but I thought they were awesome. I used to carry one in my backpack at school.

Beautifulclothing - March 1, 2010 - 7:21 am

Oh my goodness! I can’t believe you still have all that stuff. How fun it is to get rid of old and get new. Anyway, happy packing! This just reminds me once again that I need to do some organizing and get rid of some old stuff myself:-(

Tracy Moore - March 1, 2010 - 6:52 am

Nice!! That is a sweet answer!! If you want anymore troll dolls, I have a couple more. One is an Earth Day Troll and the other is an American Troll!

Julie H - March 1, 2010 - 6:50 am

I would have hired you, too. We are LOVING our HB so far. My favorite is the lovely bird with the lavish tee and the green/blue socks. Adorable. Thank you!

Denise - March 1, 2010 - 5:33 am

Oh, yes Michelle…I got the Electric Youth packed up too…right aside the store display!

Sara - March 1, 2010 - 5:14 am

OMG, sam is going to die, please tell me she knows about your troll collection?! you two are kindred spirits!! you’re hilarious.

christine - March 1, 2010 - 4:37 am

It’s so hard to get rid of stuff that gives us such great smiles. My Hello Kitty collection, nope can never part with her πŸ™‚
Happy treasure hunting πŸ™‚

Amanda Keeys - March 1, 2010 - 3:19 am

Omg TROLLS. I remember being OBSESSED with those russ trolls LOL. You appear to have had way more than me πŸ˜‰

Laura - March 1, 2010 - 12:11 am

I have a few of those type of boxes. My husband labeled them “Laura’s Sentimental Crap.” Gotta love it!

Lil and Charlie's Mama - February 28, 2010 - 11:38 pm

Ok, and I thought I was the only one that collected Trolls! Thank goodness those things are still stored in my parents basement!

Nessa - February 28, 2010 - 10:47 pm

any chance you might sell some of those trolls? i loved those growing up…

Monika - February 28, 2010 - 10:46 pm

Isn’t moving fun? Total walk down memory lane!!! And you collected Swatch watches? That’s the only watch I’ll ever wear!!!!

Melanie H. - February 28, 2010 - 10:20 pm

I am right there with you on the packing…we move into our newly renovated older home on Tuesday! We are SO excited, but I am SO not loving packing up all this junk! I love your “Shop” idea, I’m filling bags of stuff to give away. Your house looks amazing! Can’t wait to see more pics!

Kate S. - February 28, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Hmmm…..maybe I should donate my box of vintage Strawberry Shortcake dolls…. πŸ™‚

miss*jen - February 28, 2010 - 9:58 pm

The Swatch thing got me. I was obsessed with the pop-swatch, and with changing the colors of the guard and bands constantly. Enjoy your memory lane and the excitement of the new house…and remember them during the yucky parts of moving that are bound to rear their ugly heads!!

Hope your weekend was fabulous – ours was – we wore a little dress called Wendy – who could not smile with that thing around?! πŸ˜‰

Bum-bull-bee - February 28, 2010 - 9:52 pm

LOL…memory lane and all your time capsules! You took me back for a moment! AND, for the record…that is you and MJC….Why would we ever shop less than the BEST! And, gurl…DANG GINA…your house is a massive one BUT I loves it! Where are the pics of it ALIVE though!!!???

Michelle Huesgen - February 28, 2010 - 9:51 pm

I’m surprised you didn’t have any Debbie Gibson perfume in there…but trolls??? You seriously crack me up girl…

mom2P&B - February 28, 2010 - 9:26 pm

Too funny!! But, love when I find old notes from middle school/high school days!! Ahhh, if only…. πŸ™‚