Early Bird gets the Worm

I was supposed to get up bright and early and pile my 2 kids and Jenni plus her 3 in the car to go garage saling (no clue how to spell this word). I was supposed to. I love the sound of rain, one could sleep all day. And it was raining at 8am so I was gonna do just that, sleep all day. I text Jenni tell her my lame excuse. She replies…pick up up in 30. Dang it..dang it.ย  But I followed through and went. I should have stayed asleep. Aside from the fun company I found not much. But tomorrow is the day. Oh yes, it is. I can feel it in my fingers, I can feel it in my toes….oh ya! I really just want to find some real cool props for our 435 Glamour Shots. This is serious business you know.

People keep asking if boys can come. Of course they can or else Joe and Gabe would be pretty upset. And Saturday night the common question is, can my husband come? Of course he can or else David would be a one man show. One thing for sure is that my Mint in my garden is getting huge and we are gonna have some real good Mojitos.

I’ll try to get some pics up this week of 435 so you can start feeling the excitement!! We gotta clean a bit first before I can show you!!

Oh, also, if you have any questions about 435 leave a comment and I will reply there. Off to bed got lots of G-saling to do bright and early.

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Denise - June 13, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Kim- Nope, just on Saturday from 9-4. Heck ya, bring ’em along.

Kim from Griffith - June 13, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Will there be shopping on Sunday??? Oh…and do you want to see my Glamour Shot pics?? Because I’ll bring them along!!! lol

Jams33 - June 13, 2010 - 11:08 am

Thanks Denise!
I love when you do the giveaways to families in need of a smile, interested to see where the MJC foundation goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Denise - June 13, 2010 - 9:54 am

Tina- Yes, you can still send it in, or you can RSVP to Sara at saras@matildajaneclothing.com
Oh, ya, you should see all the mint I have been growing for the Mojitos..pure goodness

Denise - June 13, 2010 - 9:52 am

The other Jamie- Yes, we’ll know if you sent a donation in, we’ve got it all organized. Plus, ones does not have to donate, we encourage it but it is not mandatory. The MJC Foundation is another way for us to give back to others. We love to give, in the past we have donated well over 20K in just clothing alone this year. We would like to take it a step farther and be able to help other in other ways. Friday night is a great way for us to launch to Foundation and we are so thrilled that so many have offered to be a part of it. We will have more details at the party and on the blog soon.

Denise - June 13, 2010 - 9:46 am

Miss Jami Davis- It’s free game, anywhere form jeans to shorts to your cutest dress. I barely remember what I wore last year but I do remember I say a ton of cute dresses and some real cute shirts! Not sure where you all shop but you all have great taste!~

Jami - June 13, 2010 - 7:51 am

Oh Beautiful Clothing, I know we’d be fast friends. Plus, I’m not above inviting someone I don’t know. Anyone know how fancy this party is? Curious if I should wear my puffed sleeves, or leave them home. JK But seriously, with glamour shots I’m thinking I should kick it up a notch.

Jams33 - June 13, 2010 - 7:42 am

SO JAZZED I can come ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m just going to strap the ol’ baby to my chest so I’ll have some free hands.

Can you tell us a little bit more about the foundation? And if we sent in donations will you know at the door? Thanks~!

Tina M - June 13, 2010 - 7:35 am

I was out of town & just got my invite for 435 …is it okay to still send it back with my donation?? Deadline said the 12th! yikes!!! Super excited! Mojitos? MMMMM!

Holly's Mama - June 13, 2010 - 12:04 am

Really wish I could go to the 435 Art Fair. Hoping to see some goodies on the Platinum site so the ones who live far away and don’t have the hook ups with peeps can shop too!

Beautifulclothing - June 12, 2010 - 6:33 pm

Um Jami, Are you sure you do not want me to go with you to 435? I know you don’t know me, but I am sure we would hit it off well. Lol Denise I am so excited about seeing the items! Yippy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jackie F - June 12, 2010 - 6:12 pm

So excited….hoping to be a lucky winner on Friday night!!

Denise - June 12, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Hey Monica- Ya, I’m gonna post a few pics this week. I know some of you can;t make it and have friends searching for the “perfect piece” so I will, it’ll help guide you..someday we will meet!! Someday.

Denise - June 12, 2010 - 3:48 pm

Michelle- UMMM…That is still up in the air, I am sure a few “lucky winners” will but no, the workshop will not be open to everyone on Friday NIght.

Monika - June 12, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Will there be some new art fair goodies available on the platinum site for the ones that can’t make it to the real thing?

Michelle - June 12, 2010 - 1:42 pm

Denise, do we get any sneak peak of the “goods” for Sat. sale on Fri. evening?

Amy - June 12, 2010 - 1:13 pm

Can’t wait…. only 2 more weeks…. for real?

Jami - June 12, 2010 - 10:49 am

2 more weeks!!! 2 more weeks!!!! Can. Not. Wait.

J.Diddy - June 12, 2010 - 8:24 am

yes. we need some sneak peeks girl. bad. very bad.

WhitleyKate's mom - June 12, 2010 - 6:55 am

I SOOOOO want to come!!!! I was hoping to, but we have tickets to camp in the outfield at the Indians game! My husband told me that I could come to 435 with Whitley Kate, but I don’t want to do that to my boys! They’re important too. Maybe next year…sigh!

Lisa M - June 12, 2010 - 4:58 am

Good luck at the sales today! So excited… 2 weeks!

christine - June 12, 2010 - 3:22 am

Denise….was out yesterday and the sales weren’t that hot either. Hoping for a better day today! My family used to load us all up in my Aunt’s van and I can just remember the kids sitting on the floor between all their finds. (didn’t need carseats back then:) They just stuffed us in a spot.

JodiR - June 11, 2010 - 9:09 pm

Yay! Thanks Denise.

Denise - June 11, 2010 - 9:02 pm

I am so glad you brought this up, I so forgot. I will upload a PDF this week. Thanks!

JodiR - June 11, 2010 - 9:01 pm

Denise: Are you gonna have the shopper cc authorization forms for those of us who cannot come to be able to have people shop for us at 435 like last year?

It’s 10:10 pm and Joe will not even go to bed. He is in Garage Sale mode. He and Gabe have a plan they are gonna make 30 bucks to buy a new gameboy game….little does he know: 1. His gameboy is gonna disappear real soon (just mysteriously lost). He plays way too much. 2. He is gonna have a pretty hard time selling 10 pokemon cards for 5 bucks. He is sitting over on David’s computer typing his list of everything he’s going to sell. Every 20 seconds, it’s “how do you spell… how do you spell…” Wow, he really needs to go to bed.

I must admit Sam and I have made some of the cutest dresses for 435. Pure cuteness all around. So back to the garage sale. We are having our neighborhood G-Sale this weekend and I am on a mission to find a few cute furniture pieces for our “Glamour Shots” on Friday evening during 435.ย  I’m super excited about this…Today, our interns Kiara and Desiree cut some tablecloths for all the tables…it’s gonna look awesome. And oh, to those of you who came last year..guess what? You know how it ended up outside?ย  Well, this year we moved it in the lawn next to 435. Nothing is better than a huge white tent. You feel like you are getting married all over again.

So guess where Joe, David and I are going? So dang excited, I have never been here and Lynette has been bugging me like crazy to go. She loves Paris and I think so will I!!! We are leaving the day after 435!

Kayla is working on the slide show of all the Cover Girl entrants. So you can see all the gorgeous girls yourself and see how tough it was to decide.

You know I have been thinking. Yes, I do this once in a while. I think I should have Kayla and Sam blog a bit on here too. I always feel so guilty not blogging everyday, and they would be a huge help plus they are pretty cool. Just thinking, so if you see a post that sounds a bit odd…it is certainly not me!

~love - June 10, 2010 - 6:56 pm

chloe is sitting beside me writing her “list” for the next time we go to the store. i’m getting a lot of “how do you spell….” right now. =)

i can’t wait to take the family to paris someday…..so much fun!!

can’t wait for 435!

Monika - June 8, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Paris is pretty dang cool! Erina wants to go this summer, it’s about a 6 hour drive from my hometown in Switzerland. She thinks Paris is full of pretty ladies with puffy poodles, lol! You’re probably already back in the States by the time we get there though… we’re flying out on 7/7 =).

Tracy - June 8, 2010 - 5:41 pm

Shut the front door! YOU are throwing a ginormous party for US at your HOUSE no less and then jumping on a jet to Paris?!?! That is just crazy cakes, but I still wanna be you when I grow up… ๐Ÿ™‚

Janella - June 8, 2010 - 5:12 pm

Denise, I had to laugh about the 10 Pokemon cards for $5. My 7 year old son Connor would definately be wheeling and dealing with him. He begs me to take his Pokemon cards to school everday and does many trades, from what I hear that’s a pretty good deal!! LOL! You must admit though their creativity in making money makes you smile! It sounds like he’s a little bit like his mommy a bit of a risk taker, I am sure in the end it will pay off. Have fun at your garage sale, man how I LOVE them!!

April W. - June 8, 2010 - 2:41 pm

I have been dealing with boys not wanting to go to bed until 10 pm as well. Oh the joy!
Actually, I think it’s pretty cute that the boys are working so hard to make a buck (or 5)to get a new game. Made me giggle.
All my boys had to do was sit in the dentist chair today for a cleaning,no wiggles, no fussing, no freaking out and they got a new DS game. Bribes are a great thing! lol

PS Im so bummed that I can’t have a show and buy some of those cute Jane Exclusives! We are road trippin’ to Southern California (home).

Denise - June 8, 2010 - 2:40 pm

yup, we just need RSVP’s for the parties…

jenn obrien - June 8, 2010 - 12:10 pm

ugh I am so sad I can’t make it to 435..Art Fair..new dresses..awhhh I can’t wait to hear all about the fun party~!

boys4girls2 - June 8, 2010 - 10:46 am

We only have to RSVP if we are coming to a party, right? I plan to come to the sale, but not the parties : (

Tina M - June 8, 2010 - 10:34 am

WOW!!! How exciting!!! I have always want to go to Paris too!!! :0) Tell Joe I said “good luck” with the garage sale! LOL & oh MY!!! Look at those little cuties!!!

Looking forward to 435!!! So excited!!! :0)

jessica - June 8, 2010 - 5:30 am

You cannot miss going to ANGELINA’S when you are in Paris!!!! 226 Rue de Rivoli. They make the BEST Hot Chocolate in the entire world!!!!! Your boys will forever owe you!!!! I have lots of great places to see in Paris if you are interested and a great boutique hotel in the “soho” of paris too!

Denise - June 8, 2010 - 4:36 am

Are you serious?? That is awesome…and shopping? We all love to shop but hanging out with the girls is the most fun!

Denise - June 8, 2010 - 4:35 am
sara - June 8, 2010 - 4:31 am

you guys have to come visit me in amsterdam while you are over in europe! i have a really cool bike for you to ride…. i won’t be able to make it to 435 but i know everyone will have a great time. take care!

mom2curls - June 8, 2010 - 4:20 am

Paris, how exciting!!! Now there is some serious fashion there!!!I am dying to go to 435 if anyone is in the Carolinas and wants to take a road trip please let me know!!!! I would totally drive, I just don’t want to do it alone with my little girl.

sashadvm - June 7, 2010 - 9:58 pm

oh Paris! jealous! and have a blast!! and where are our cover BOYS? they need some love too ๐Ÿ™

Katie M - June 7, 2010 - 9:10 pm

Garage sales are so much fun – selling things off or rummaging thru other peoples things – it can be so cool! PARIS! you will love it and Im sure you will find awesome things you will need to have shipped back home because they are too big to fit in your luggage LOL We are going next spring for our 10 year anniversary – I went 10 years ago this March and have been dying to go back – you will LOVE it

Lisa M - June 7, 2010 - 9:09 pm

SHUT UP! PARIS!! So exciting!!! Nice birthday presents ๐Ÿ™‚ We are so jazzed to see the treats you have in store for us… counting down!!!!

J.Diddy - June 7, 2010 - 9:00 pm

ps, can u post the rsvp email again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Holly's Mama - June 7, 2010 - 8:48 pm

Awesome about Paris! My hubby has been a lot of places and he says Paris is his favorite city. He is an artistic person like you so I am sure you will love it too!

J.Diddy - June 7, 2010 - 8:46 pm

oh and i lvoe garage sales…if you are looking for furniture…check craigslist if you havent already!!

J.Diddy - June 7, 2010 - 8:46 pm

SOOOO…Long story short my hubby is in Japan. First time we have ever really been away from each other for more than a few days. We miss each other terribly and so he has told me he is treating me on a trip to 435. Honestly, i never planned to go this year since i knew we wouldnt win the contests. Anyhoo….435 or Bust again from Oklahoma….Too poor to shop much, buy cant wait to just be there! Cant wait to see y’all (although i did miss my country music horribly while i was there)

Melanie H. - June 7, 2010 - 8:39 pm

Wow, SO excited for you to get to go to Paris! Have a fantastic time!
SO wishin’ I could attend 435, you guys are awesome to host such cool events!
It would totally be cool to hear from Sam & K-la on the blog!

Brandi Borchardt - June 7, 2010 - 7:42 pm

I check every day to see if you have posted something new. Sooo happy when you do. I was introduced to MJ about a year ago and now I am hooked. My little daughter looks sooo cute in all her MJ. So many people compliment her. WOOHOO!!

Lisa - June 7, 2010 - 7:39 pm

My daughter calls it garage saling…My sub is having a sale this weekend and we have spent the last 2 days preparing (well I prepared and she played with all her old toys). Today when we were picking up price stickers she picked out at least 30 things that she wants to buy with her earnings!!! How exciting about Paris! We are leaving for Cabo on the Monday after 435-can not wait for a little vacation. So anxious to see what you girls have been working on-no doubt that everything will be amazing!!!

Mc Luvin’

Seriously, gotta love those Texas girls for this submission!! And I know you all are waiting to see all the entrants. Kayla is working on it, but there are oodles and oodles of pics to be scanned in so it may take a week or so. I think when she said she’d love to do slide show she had no idea how many pictures we received. till she started sorting them all!!

Tomorrow, my pal Jenni and I are heading to St Louis to see my friend Michelle. She is doing a photography workshop and we can hardly wait! Though Jenni keeps trying to one up me with great gift for Michelle. But hey, I got her a case a Boone’s Farm so I so think I got the upper hand in this competition. I’ll stop and get some Cool ranch Doritos and peanut M&M’s and Jenni will have no chance. None.

incognito - June 4, 2010 - 4:41 am

Wow, Denise you definitely have her on the cool ranch doritos… YUM! Only thing maybe equally as good is Funyons ๐Ÿ™‚
Have fun!!

oh*so*sweet - June 4, 2010 - 12:55 am

Ya’ll are making me hungry with this one! :- )

~love - June 3, 2010 - 8:22 pm

oh, you are my kinda people. kind, beautiful, fashionable, spunky AND can put down some boone’s farm & mcdonald’s. i wanna come!

jenniV - June 3, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Denise, Denise, Denise! Did you really think I would tell you everything I was going to bring? You’re goin’ down sister!

Lisa - June 3, 2010 - 7:07 pm

After the busy (and crazy) week you had, you are the one that needs a case of Boones Farm!!! Enjoy!

Head over Heels for Hammond Bay - June 3, 2010 - 6:59 pm

I have never seen a burger look so GOOD!!!

Lisa P - June 3, 2010 - 6:39 pm

It is almost more exciting when your burger makes the blog than your kids! And let me tell ya, it was as good as it looks! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lisa M - June 3, 2010 - 6:02 pm

OMGosh… I so needed to read this… HYSTERICAL! Boone’s Farm ROCKS *snort* Have fun with Michelle!!