I asked Sam in a very nice manner to take some pics of the 435 Art Fair set up for you guys. I guess her idea of that was pretty much what you see above.Β  But hey, after you sew buttons for 8 hrs I can see why scissors and thread would sum up 435!

I ran in tonite for a while to start fine tuning the displays. I am a but finicky about that stuff. And I think some of the girls may get a bit irritated cuz whatever they do, I change 2 seconds later. I’m pretty much a control freak when it comes to set up. And one more thing…it is quite steamy in 435. The girls really wanted a pop machine, so I gave them the go ahead. Problem is, I am not a Pepsi fan. I can’t even stand their logo, Coca Cola all the way. And guess what shows up…..a Pepsi machine.Β  Ya, not too happy but they assure me itΒ  has Coke products.Β  So tonite I am busting a move, find a few quarters to get a Dt Coke and guess what no Dt Coke. I actually settled for Dt Mountain Dew. Ewww.

What is it anyways about Coca Cola? Is it they have the cutest Santa Claus ever, or those great glass bottles? It is true Americana to me. You do know I worked there before right? Yup, one fine sales rep I was. In the interview the guy asked why I want to work there. I simply replied with full emotion and all seriousness at the ripe age of 22, “Why would you ever want to work at Burger King when you could work at McDonalds? It’s the real thing.” Okay,I am a dork. But I did get the job and Sara Brown just got a job at McDonalds!!

Rachelle - June 20, 2010 - 2:53 pm

Okay, so I have been looking at your clothes FOREVER and they are exactly what I dreamt I would dress my little girl in someday, but could NOT find anywhere!… Then low and behold a couple of years ago, I found you and have been in LOVE ever since!… So here is to probably a very dumb question, but where is this art show and how can I see this many options of your clothes to buy?

Julie - June 20, 2010 - 2:39 pm

Thanks Denise!

Denise - June 19, 2010 - 7:11 pm

Hey Julie- There will be some but not a whole lot.

Julie - June 19, 2010 - 3:46 pm

Denise, will there be any adult clothes at the art fair????? Please let me know…

mom2curls - June 19, 2010 - 6:37 am

Thanks Denise!

jenn - June 17, 2010 - 6:28 pm

Ok so I am gona convince my dad to get a paid load to the Art Fair..and come buy his grand daughter something….so when a middle age man shows up to buy something assume it is Papa I wish I could of come..seeing all the clothes…oohhh next year for sure:) Have fun and good luck..but I don’t think you will need that..

Abby - June 17, 2010 - 5:41 pm

ooooh! My sister is due with a baby in the next couple weeks and I don’t want to be far away, or I would most definitely be making the trip there. I’m practically tearing up looking at this stuff!!!

berni - June 17, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Oh my gosh! I wish I was going to the Art Fair. I SO wanted to go and I convinced myself not to and now I’m bummed, it sounds like it’ll be alot of fun!

Jami - June 17, 2010 - 1:36 pm

More sneak peaks, please.

mimi - June 17, 2010 - 7:59 am

Wow, look at that beautiful bag! I wish that I had my own personal shopper in Indiana. I have a weakness for the bags. Good grief:)

Denise - June 17, 2010 - 7:19 am

We have plenty to go around, if you ask the girls from last year they’ll tell ya!! However, while we do have tons of every size what we have in each size varies. Because this is an art fair we do not make more that 5-10 of each design.

mom2curls - June 17, 2010 - 4:25 am

Are there limited amounts of each size? I really would love to come to the art fair, I would just hate to drive 648 miles with a two year old and miss out on something…

Renee - June 17, 2010 - 1:56 am

LOVE the bright colors. Perfect for the Summer. Definitely a very exciting time.

rachael - June 16, 2010 - 10:12 pm

What could one mommy do to get her hands on some of those adorable things? I would so love to come, but its just out of the question for this Okie!
Denise, if you have anything left, do you offer it to use mommy’s that couldn’t make it? If not, then please do offer us your leftovers!!

Sara - June 16, 2010 - 9:51 pm

My 2 soda favs are diet mt. dew and diet coke, depending on my mood. But even more importantly is the sadness I feel not to be going to the art fair! Will there be any sort of online buying options? I know everyone asks….. just think of how excited we would all be! The sneak peeks make me even more wishing I could be there! Have fun!!!!

J.Diddy - June 16, 2010 - 6:11 pm

ok, one last look. Gosh, i really get so excited over the sneaks!

J.Diddy - June 16, 2010 - 5:56 pm

ps, any new mommy items this year?? my hubby requested i get something “sexy” for myself! πŸ˜‰

J.Diddy - June 16, 2010 - 5:55 pm

O.M.Cuteness (like im suprised). We are in the middle of moving (in town) and i can only sneak on the internet for a few mins a day! but keep posting!! YUMM

TKJT - June 16, 2010 - 2:21 pm

Yes that’s what I thought the tank said too…SOOOOO need TWO of those!!

Holly's Mama - June 16, 2010 - 2:12 pm

Everything is so beautiful! (Sigh)I so wish I could go to the Art Fair…

Mary Kay - June 16, 2010 - 1:16 pm

……..If that’s what the tank says, I NEED one for myself!! The picture has so many darn cute things — I keep coming back to my computer to take a look — it is like a child in a candy store!! About the diet coke vs pepsi …. I am 100% a diet coke girl! My children & husband know to never take the last diet coke.

Denise - June 16, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Farrah-Are you going to be in Paris when I will?? June 27-July5??? LMK

Kate S. - June 16, 2010 - 12:22 pm

Maybe the tank says “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”? Just a guess. Is there going to be an online art fair this year? I’m about to go into MJC withdrawal!

Farah - June 16, 2010 - 11:55 am

OMG…so colorful, so beautiful!!! I wish if my trip to France wasn’t during the fair!
But guess what Denise I will go there next week and take all MJC that I have ordered and do MJC show in Paris!

Taira - June 16, 2010 - 11:55 am

Funny, one of my best friends owns the Pepsi distrubutor here and I still can’t bring myself to drink the stuff! I chuckle everytime I have her son in the car and go thru Sonic and get a large Diet Coke!!!

Emma's*Mommy - June 16, 2010 - 11:39 am

that’s suppose to be …strictly…

Emma's*Mommy - June 16, 2010 - 11:38 am

OK, this is probably something I should be able to figure out on my own…but is the AF stuff stickly for those who physically go to 435? I know it is initially but does it at any point become available to the rest of us? I’m just confused about how it all works.

Beautifulclothing - June 16, 2010 - 7:42 am

OMG I want to come so bad. The pictures just make it worse, but I can not wait to see more. More pictures please!! Anyway, hopefully I will get to come to 435 somehow…someway!

Tina M - June 16, 2010 - 7:29 am

Yuk. Dt Mt Dew? I’m a diet Dr. Pepper girl! Or diet CHERRY coke. :0)
Look at all the pretties!!! I’m dying to know what the tank says!!! I can’t make out the words! I. Can’t. wait. :0)

MelissaG - June 16, 2010 - 7:21 am

OMG, that peasant dress with the blue flowers….LOVE it!!!! Oh, how I wish I could come to 435 πŸ™

DKW - June 16, 2010 - 7:08 am

CCT – the art fair is in Ft. Wayne June 26 – limited additions, etc. Basically, there are 2 lines each year (spring/summer, fall/winter) but MJC sometimes does a special release such as Holiday or Back to School. Just keep an eye on the blog as it gives all of the details. Beware – you’ll soon become part of the MJC cult!!!

Amie - June 16, 2010 - 6:28 am

so excited~ everything looks so gorgeous! I can’t wait for some more peeks…please πŸ˜‰

K Squared Mommy - June 16, 2010 - 6:14 am

Ooooh Peasant Dresses!!!! I wish I could come to 435! Maybe my husband wants to go for his birthday? Ha! Ha! πŸ™‚

Darlene Burchfield - June 15, 2010 - 9:53 pm

Coke all the way for me πŸ™‚ I sooo wish I was coming to 435, or at least had someone to shop for me…. πŸ™ It is just to far from Orlando! lol….

broke_mom_to_4_girls - June 15, 2010 - 9:08 pm

LOVE the striped bodice on that front knot dress and on the Ellie thingy above it. CUTE!! And I’m with Monika…I’ll take water over Dt Mountain Dew!! Ewww! Give me Dt Dr Pepper any day of the week!

cct - June 15, 2010 - 8:55 pm

I am a newly addicted fan! I love MJC! Such beautiful things! So sorry, can someone explain to me what an art fair is? Are the prices similar at the art fair as online? Will they be available on the website ever? How often do new lines come out??? Sorry for all of the questions!

Nance H - June 15, 2010 - 8:48 pm

Love Diet Dew!!!….and those very cute clothes in the picture!

Monika - June 15, 2010 - 8:39 pm

Aww, bummer about the big girl sizes!!

Lil, I bet the tank says “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”

Lisa M - June 15, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Oh gosh, I love that tank! So many pretties… bummed that there aren’t many 10s and 12s though…

Lil - June 15, 2010 - 8:31 pm

BTW… forgot to add, I am JUST like you. I will drink water b4 i drink a pepsi product. I am anti pepsi!!! Nothing but the real thing for me and yes LOVE COKE!!!!!!!!
Just wait you will see. <3 Hee-Hee

Lil - June 15, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Denise, Please share with me what that TANKS Says…. PLEASE with coke and a little Capt. on top <3

and OMGoodness, love the colors…. I need that purse something terribly………
and this and that and I am going to be sooo much more broke….
Oh and I love the trophy!~

tania - June 15, 2010 - 8:25 pm

This Atlanta gal agrees with you on the Coke! There is NO substitute! And don’t forget, your new CoverGirl is from GA too! Can’t wait to come see all the goodies!

amyence - June 15, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Wow! Such beautiful things! You gals are AMAZING!!!

Denise - June 15, 2010 - 8:01 pm

Hey Monica and Erina- Sorry no 10’s or 12’s really. I think a few things but not a ton

mom_to_maddy - June 15, 2010 - 7:56 pm

So incredibly bummed I won’t be able to make it! πŸ™ THe items look super cute (as always)!

Monika - June 15, 2010 - 7:49 pm

Ewwww…. Dt. Mountain Dew… I would have gone for water, lol. Did you make anything in size 10 or 12 for art fair this year? Erina is actually seeing something she likes! Gosh, I wish I could beam myself over to Ft. Wayne!!!!

Jennifer - June 15, 2010 - 7:38 pm

Yay in focus pics!! Woo hoo! I can hardly handle all of the cuteness! Can’t wait!

tree*head - June 15, 2010 - 7:34 pm

OMG…now I am REALLY bummed I am not able to go-what gorgy peeks!!

momofapipsqueak - June 15, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Oh Denise I love dt Dew- but they put something in it that makes it addictive so stay away. Cute things, I am sorry I can’t be there but really enjoy the peeks.

Jams33 - June 15, 2010 - 7:24 pm

ooooooh peasants! love peasants!!!

I am making a b line for those bonnets though, and ruffled leggings, eheheh πŸ™‚ Little $=must plan!

The Saga Begins..

So I didn’t get much done last night with the lack of help from Gabe. He’s such a goof. He was either hiding, climbing or trying stuff on. Today is the day though. I got up bright and early got some stuff done around here and now I am heading to work.Β  Let’s hope we get lots done! So I can show you some stuff. You know, I certainly could not show you a messy packing room turned art fair, now could I?

Betsy! - June 17, 2010 - 11:47 am

VERY cute photo of Gabe!

candi - June 16, 2010 - 7:29 am

That art fair looks amazing. wow!

I adore your girly stuff…but I have 3 boys so I am so excited to see boy stuff slip into your collections! LOVE IT ALL. Amazing clothing. I have been spreading the word to everyone that i know….I love it when my clients show up in your stuff…makes for a wonderful photoshoot! πŸ™‚

Monika - June 15, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Gabe is too cute… looks like summer has begun for him, nice tan and lighter hair equals lots of pool time, lol!

Alison - June 15, 2010 - 7:15 pm

I think Gabe and Noah will get along fabulously! Noah is always goofing around with my rack and display. The other day someone commented on Bella’s outfit and Noah went on to say, “It is Matilda Jane and my mom has a business card, you can come see it at our house or she can come to yours”. He then turns to me and says “Mom, can I give her the business card”. Maybe Noah, Gabe, and Joe can trade Silly Bandz!

Lisa M - June 15, 2010 - 6:12 pm

Gabe is too cute! I can see how he distracts you πŸ™‚ Oh and I love to see that background… oh oh oh!!

Linda - June 15, 2010 - 4:44 pm

Here’s hoping I make it to 435 some day . . . last year it was my 40th birthday and a family event. This year it is a Brownie sleepover at the zoo. Keep ing my fingers crossed for an opening on the calendar next year. It looks GREAT! Have fun everyone!

Michelle P. - June 15, 2010 - 3:06 pm

I heard last year this thing was like Filiene’s Basement bridal gown sale. Hope there’s enough stuff for everyone! Let’s all play nice and not be all crazy, rude, and greedy:)

Holly's Mama - June 15, 2010 - 1:07 pm

The stuff looks great and I think Gabe looks cute with his hat! I still think you should do an Art Fair in L.A. and then take your boys to Disneyland plus the many other fun things there are to do!

Mary Kay - June 15, 2010 - 12:48 pm

Oh, how I can feel the excitment and anticipation building!!! I sooooo wish I could attend with my MJ friends!! Our schedules just won’t allow it this year, but we did map quest 435 – only 9 hours & 27 minutes!! We have have cleared our June 2011 calendar – the way we have it figured – only 375ish days until a great road trip!!!:)

gran - June 15, 2010 - 10:45 am

Denise, I love the picture of your Gabe!! Now, could you just focus in on some of those many colored items that are hanging behind Gabe? Even out of focus I know that you and Sam did it again…….Wow!!

Denise - June 15, 2010 - 10:20 am

Amie- Oh no, certainly not a Maya..maybe a Round About Elie…one of the cutest ever.

Abby - June 15, 2010 - 9:34 am

WOW! He’s turning in to a blondie looks like!! So wish we could make a trek to the midwest for 435!! Even in the background of a shot that place looks pretty darn inviting;). HAVE FUN!!

tree*head - June 15, 2010 - 9:00 am

gabe is such a cutie!! Who could resist those eyes?

OK I am so bummed I cannot attend 435…I see so many delish colors (albeit blurry) in the background!! Denise-you tease!

Amie - June 15, 2010 - 8:50 am

Gabe is just so cute! those eyes! and that dress possibly a maya??…please please please MORE PICS!

Farah - June 15, 2010 - 8:42 am

How cutttttttteeee! and I do see a lot of nice clothing in the background, ah I do envy all those ladies that going to be at the art fair, I wish if I can lay my hands on MJ treasures!

J.Diddy - June 15, 2010 - 8:41 am

Dear Gabe, please keep being cute and helping mommy in the office so we can get some cute pics of you and clothes πŸ˜‰

Isabella's Mommy - June 15, 2010 - 8:36 am

Oooooh, I love that sweet baby boy. Excited to see you all!

Emma's*Mommy - June 15, 2010 - 7:51 am

So jealous of all the lucky ladies getting to go to the Art Fair!! What about taking the Fair on the road, say to the B’ham AL area? I’m sure you have room in your schedule for that, right?

Jackie F - June 15, 2010 - 7:24 am

So excited to see it all again! Its like Heaven!

Laura Ann - June 15, 2010 - 7:05 am

That just happens to be one of the cutest little tan boys a girl ever did see!

I hope that 435 is all that you have dreamed of since waving the last guest off last year.

I sure see some colorful little stuff in the background that I would LOVE to get my hands on. Maybe one day, I will get to come and meet the crew and see all the beauty of it.

I will take any of the stuff that gets wine spilled on it, food dripped on it, little ones using it as a kleenex, Lollipop stickyness from Gabe or any extras that you have laying around (size 4 of course). I know that would make for a HAPPY Mommy and a VERY HAPPY little red headed, freckled face girl.

Today is my sweet girls 3rd Birthday, so we will be dressing up in our favorite MJC and headed out to dinner and pink ice cream, oh and it will be in a sprinkle cone.

Thank you for your hard work through out the year, so my daughter can look so cute everyday.

You guys are the best, ALL of you!

Nicole Korensky - June 15, 2010 - 6:27 am

Awww,his hair has gotten so light! So cute! πŸ™‚
nicole k.

JamieHicks - June 15, 2010 - 6:24 am

Trying to focus on that background with a headache hurt, ahaha, so I just looked at the cuteness in front. One of these years I’ll bring Aiden to play.

Tami - June 15, 2010 - 5:40 am

You are such a tease can’t wait to see more pictures.

Fools in Love…

Seriously, how does one end up with this on Garage Sale day.Β  As I said before, the early bird gets the worm.

Melanie H. - June 15, 2010 - 8:54 am

GREAT photos & wow, that is really wild! I can’t imagine finding that at a yard sale, why wouldn’t the person sell it on ebay or Craig’s List? But what a steal for you, way to go! And, though I’m in the South now, I was a Chicagoan for nearly a decade, go Blackhawks!

Janette Puskar - June 15, 2010 - 6:39 am

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!! That is amazing, and I know 3 guys in my life that would love that. Hey, give me a call before it hits your garage sale pile!!
Enjoy it!!!

K Squared Mommy - June 14, 2010 - 7:20 pm

I love the FB page!!! πŸ™‚

Jami - June 14, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Have you seriously already gotten 550 fans on FB? In less than one day??? Geesh!

RachelR - June 14, 2010 - 12:24 pm

Holy freaking cow….now that is one cool garage sale find!! I never find cool things at garage sales, just a bunch of junk. LOL!

Pamela - June 14, 2010 - 6:13 am

That is the best garage sale ever!! This is for some of the MJC lovers that don’t know about the greatest trophy in sports – it is the Stanley Cup (Lord Stanley that is). If you think it is a “soccer trophy” you must not live in a city that has professional hockey…Go Wings (they will be back next year).

Terese - June 13, 2010 - 10:33 pm

Is that the Stanley Cup? At a garage sale? Isn’t that supposed to be displayed in a hockey arena somewhere?

Too funny! I want to know where you’re going to put it!

Love the picture of Joe (and David looks really strong pumping that trophy!)

Kim from Griffith - June 13, 2010 - 6:04 pm

I saw nothing like that at the garage sales that I went to yesterday!!! We just went home with some Thomas the Tank stuff!! Natalie is in love with Thomas!! But wow!!!

Dawn - June 13, 2010 - 4:53 pm

Who cares about Stanley? Look at them guns!!! LOL Great find, but not sure this is gonna be THE find for those Glam shots…I could be wrong, we shall see.

Jams33 - June 13, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Ehehe I love Joe puffing out his chest!

SO, some friends and I were wondering if we should bring out Keys to 435? πŸ™‚

Tracy - June 13, 2010 - 3:49 pm


nan - June 13, 2010 - 2:03 pm

What is it? Sorry…I know it’s a trophy for soccer..but specifically? It is so cool!! And even cooler that you found it at a garage sale. My DH would be so envious!

Lisa M - June 13, 2010 - 12:13 pm

OMG… the ultimate find for Hockey Fans! So cool!!

Isabella's Mom - June 13, 2010 - 10:58 am

What a hoot!! I’ll bet the boys love it!!

Nicole Korensky - June 13, 2010 - 10:06 am

OMG! Seriously?!? You got that at a garage sale…do you know what Chicago’ans (sp?) would do for that!! Love it!
From fellow Chicagoan….YAY Blackhawks!!