To You..

K, I know I am delayed. I have been side tracked a bit….but here we go:

So my contest is for you to send us something that reminds you of Matilda Jane Clothing.  And there are a few requirements. It must fit into a envelope no bigger than  12-1/2″ X 9-1/2″. That is your typical USPS Priority Mail Envelope. It doesn’t have to be a “thing”.  It can be a story, a word, a picture, little pieces of fabric, it can be anything. All entries must be accompanied by a pic of your daughter or you in MJC gear.  And  it does have to be received by us at MJC, attn “Sara S.,  435 e Brackenridge, Fort Wayne IN 46802. And it has to be received no later than April 30.

The deadline is April 30 because we have to have time to pick the top 10, and then have you pick the winner by mid May so we have time to get the details organized.  For the WINNER?  We are going to bring you and a friend to 2nd annual 435 Art fair.  Yup the entire trip (airfare within the US, car, hotel, food) and then some…..  It’s all on us.  (oh, I’m so excited about this…)

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Denise - April 10, 2010 - 8:25 am

It can be anything….

Denise - April 10, 2010 - 8:25 am

Nancy- You’ve got a great point, let me talk it over with the 435 crew. Thanks for bring it up! – Denise

Nancy - April 9, 2010 - 9:18 am

I love MJ clothing and was so excited to enter this contest. I feel really disappointed that its limited to your American customers.

~ A sad Canadian

Lisa Marie - April 8, 2010 - 8:08 pm

um…art fair or 3rd release? Lovin it 4 my Lilly – whoop!

lane - April 8, 2010 - 5:50 pm

ok so i have to ask is it one thing total or can it be a small collection? sorry i know that is annoying, but thanks for hopefully accepting that about me!

Nicole Korensky - April 8, 2010 - 3:13 pm

Love this picture! Sooo cute! Great photography!

Carol - April 8, 2010 - 12:54 pm

Oh yeah! I’m almost done w/my entry! I went to work quick on this one! My inspiration came from my 3 year old! Good luck to everyone!

Lisa M - April 8, 2010 - 9:05 am

Oh how exciting! I can’t wait to see the entries this year!!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying FL 🙂

Mary Kay - April 8, 2010 - 8:06 am

I wore my very first piece of MJ to work this week — the Lindey Capri and they were a huge hit with staff and students (I am a middle school counselor). You know, Denise, when you have 7th & 8th grade girls telling you they like your pants and asking where can they get a pair — they are a huge hit!!! It made for a super-fun day at work! ….And the contest, Let the games begin…..

Katie M. - April 8, 2010 - 7:24 am

I cant wait- I finialized my idea last night and am on the hunt to gather things today with Molly! Although I think I need to call Kayla- because some of the things are glass- so I need to make sure I can ship things in a box even though they would all fit within the envelope otherwise!
Thanks Denise for doing this again- I hope my idea at least lands us a shot for the finals!

Melanie H. - April 8, 2010 - 7:10 am

Whoo-hoo! Let the fun begin!!

Erin "the Pancake Makers Mom" Spencer - April 8, 2010 - 4:31 am

Here we go again!!!!!! YAY!!!!

tina m - April 7, 2010 - 9:59 pm

I LOVED this contest last year!!! Loved seeing the submissions!!! I didn’t enter last year but I think my girls would have fun wih this! :0)

Darlene Burchfield - April 7, 2010 - 9:33 pm

How exciting! I have never been anywhere without my children or husband:-) Could we make the trip for a family of six! LOL… just kidding! How fun!!

saoirse's mom - April 7, 2010 - 8:37 pm

I have a story indeed. Even if I don’t win, it’s so worth telling.

Holly's Mama - April 7, 2010 - 8:34 pm

Thanks Denise for this wonderful opportunity. I was too afraid to try last year but this year I will definitely try!!! Off to ponder for a while…

Stacey - April 7, 2010 - 8:28 pm

Cannot wait!!! I have some pretty great ideas!! I want to go to 435 soo bad. Had to cancel my reservations last year because I had to have 2 surgeries that Friday. But I’m all well now! Off to work on the project!! Thanks for this opportunity!

brandie - April 7, 2010 - 8:05 pm

Yippee yay! So excited! Thank you thank you Denise for another opportunity for a major MJC holiday!

Mary R. - April 7, 2010 - 8:04 pm

Oh, wow! I’ve gotta put my thinkin’ cap on! :o)

Beautifulclothing - April 7, 2010 - 6:58 pm

So excited. Thank you Denise for the details. I have been waiting patiently, but I know you are busy in Florida. Have a safe trip home.


Happy Easter to you!!  Yup, my kids are all sugared up and fighting like…umm you know squirrels in trees that are super annoying and make your dog bark? Yup, those are my boys but man are they cute.

So we are down  in Florda with us and 3 great families. It’s wonderful BUT I did drop my phone AGAIN and it is now broken. There is no hope! None. K, it is real hard to post witgh 4 people sitting next to you….real hard.

mom2curls - April 17, 2010 - 8:05 am

Just got back from the soccer field, I actually had a mom pull over and ask where MJ is located!! She loved my daughters outfit!! It was a goal stopper for sure today…at least for the other team!!!

Heather G. - April 5, 2010 - 9:01 pm

Happy Easter!

Mitra - April 5, 2010 - 7:34 pm

Why do you come to FLORIDA and not tell me?!?! A girl could start to take that REAL personal Denise!

Elaine - April 5, 2010 - 1:54 pm

Will you be posting the rules for the contest soon? You said voting begins April 15th yet there aren’t any details yet.
Once again it leaves me feeling like the odd man out. If you aren’t a seasoned MJC customer you tend to be left out in the cold.

Melody in Arizona - April 5, 2010 - 12:05 pm

Love your blog Denise. Enjoy Florida…now can we get some sneak peeks 🙂 Pretty please.

Christina P - April 5, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Happy late Easter Denise! Hope you came down to our area again, its so nice in the spring(not at all freezing like when you guys came down for the Hammond Bay shoot,lol!)Easter was Anjolies birthday too!!

samantha - April 5, 2010 - 8:46 am

where in fla are you?
would love to meet with u…..
photograph some of your stuff….
hope you enjoyed the “finally it’s the reason we live here” weather this weekend.

Day to the Oh - April 5, 2010 - 8:35 am

Hope yesterday was wonderful, bickering and all! I like the thought of squirrels and the Easter bunny! Ha! Are you guys back at Watercolor? I can’t wait until we go back to Rosemary Beach this summer. It is such another world down there and a great escape. Be safe and have a blast! 😉

Emma's*Mommy - April 5, 2010 - 8:06 am

Happy Easter and enjoy your trip!

Mary Kay - April 5, 2010 - 6:12 am

Haappy, Happy Easter!!!I can so relate to the phone issues & fighting boys, who have had waaaaaay too much sugar! My boys were on the dock at my parent’s cabin fishing with grandpa –it was one of those moments you want to treasure with grandparents!! Of course, I ran down to the dock to capture the momment. I was walking backwards on the dock to get the right angle for a picture when I stepped right off the back off the dock & splashed into the lake– my phone was in my pocket! I did save the camera! My boys are STILL laughing & will certainly remember mom falling into the lake for a long time. Anyway, we have been wearing MJC all week and adoring it!!! There is absolutely nothing more adorable than a little girl in MJC!!! Enjoy your vacation, your family, and treasure the memories!!

christine - April 5, 2010 - 3:57 am

Have a wonderful time in Florida!
PS…..received my Hammond Bay 2 release! GORGEOUS!!! I love this line!

Monika - April 4, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Happy, happy Easter to you!! Enjoy your vacation and the bickering boys ;-)!

Lil - April 4, 2010 - 9:13 pm

Happy Easter and God Bless… 😎
Sorry about your phone 🙁

Michelle Huesgen - April 4, 2010 - 8:39 pm

Happy Easter gorgeous! I guess that’s why you haven’t texted me back lol…
My kids are INSANE too! Today was Stella’s birthday so we had double the crap…and now STella can’t sleep cuz her belly hurts..I should know better.

Holly's Mama - April 4, 2010 - 8:23 pm

Happy Easter Denise!!! Maybe something good can come out of your phone breaking because you can get a “break” from electronic overload. That was the nicest thing about our cruise – getting away from it ALL including emails, texts and calls. Have a wonderful vacation.

Katie M. - April 4, 2010 - 8:22 pm

Have a great time in FL (here in SoCal we got some big earthquakes for easter!) You should have a few pics to in your email when you return 🙂

marsha mifsud - April 4, 2010 - 7:07 pm

Thank you so much Denise for sending the fabulous clothes to the Savvy Sisterhood Workshop! We loved getting to dress up the models…the clothes are darling! Thank you…thank you!!
the savvy photographer

Melanie H. - April 4, 2010 - 6:49 pm

Happy Easter Denise! Enjoy a wonderful time in FL! There is not much better than the beach & good times with great friends!

Laura Ann - April 4, 2010 - 5:56 pm

Hope you guys had a wonderful Easter. We sure did enjoy sporting our MJC to Church last night and for the family today. My little girl was cute as a BUTTON! Have a great time in Florida. So sorry to hear you dropped your phone. I am sure there is something better waiting on you…hmm…perhaps you can make us a little pouch to carry all our phones in with a little padding, just in case we drop it (with a BIG MJ tag sewn on it)…too cute!

Samuel Jackson

Yes, we like to refer to her as Samuel Jackson, or little Mule or just Sam. We love this girl and she is now 21, well, on the 1st she will be!! Seeing she has become part of the brains behind Platinum we’d better offer FREE Shipping on Platinum as well. Consider it, her birthday gift to you!

Oh, and how about we drop the minimum and apply free shipping to any size order. This applies to Platinum as well as Trunk Show Shipping.  (shipping to lower 48 states only)

Effective Thursday, April 1, 2010. 8am EST

LAURI PICKETT - May 31, 2010 - 9:09 pm

I just like the approach you took with this subject. It is not often that you discover a subject so to the point and informative.

mimi - April 3, 2010 - 5:26 am

Happy Birthday Sam! Love this girl. She sends the sweetest emails, and is “always” kind and helpful! Love her spirit and passion for her job. The new look of Platinum reflects all those qualities. Have a great weekend.

Lil - April 2, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Guess the jokes on me b/c I wasn’t even on Yesterday.

HOWEVER Happy Belated Birthday to you Sam… Enjoy being 21 but dont get into to much trouble, that what i told my son! lol

Jessica Johnson - April 2, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Oh MY OH MY, What a nice surprise my Hubby won some MJC for my girls What a nice surprise and what a wonderful generous family you are. THank You Thans You!My girls love everything SAM!

Holly's Mama - April 2, 2010 - 11:46 am

I hope you had a wonderful birthday Sam!!!

boys4girls2 - April 2, 2010 - 4:46 am

Happy Birthday Sam! April 1st is my birthday too, hope you had the same gorgeous weather that we had to celebrate!

Emma's*Mommy - April 1, 2010 - 8:10 pm

Happy Birthday to Sam and thank you for the free shipping! My husband probably won’t thank you since I placed an order today that I wouldn’t have had I not had a good excuse like free shipping…oh well…it would have eventually happened anyway. Thanks again.

Laura Ann - April 1, 2010 - 7:36 pm

Denise ~ thank you so much for continuing to GIVE, GIVE, GIVE and GIVE some more. Seriously, you never stop. I know you do not do this to get thanked and you would rather your thoughtfulness go unrecognized, but every day I see more of your giving spirit and out of the blue got to experience it today through Share the Love. What a sweet suprise and it could not have come at a better time. Thank you so much for all you do…I try to live by the motto “you can never outgive” everyday in my role as an educator and you sweet friend exemplify that. I never knew the day I discovered MJ that I would gain a sweet friend & fabulous TK (KN) and so much more. Thanks again for all you do.

Laura Ann - April 1, 2010 - 7:29 pm

Happy Birthday to you…happy birthday to you….happy birthday dear Sam, Happy Birthdy to you! I hope you have the happiest 21st birthday evah. Thanks for all you do to keep the MJ Platinum coming.

WhitleyKate's mom - April 1, 2010 - 7:24 pm

Happy Birthday Sam! 🙂

My4IrishCuties - April 1, 2010 - 6:14 pm

Denise, You are such a sweet and thoughtful person!! I don’t know you, but it seems you are always puting others first. It’s so refreshing in this world these days to come across selfless and giving people. Thanks for all you do you put a smile on so many little girls faces! I look forward to the MAGIC you create!!

jill scripps - April 1, 2010 - 5:07 pm

i decided to take advantage of the free shipping.

and just ordered my first matilda jane piece for MYSELF not for my daughter.

i’m excited.

jami - April 1, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Happy Birthday, Sam!!! And yay for the rest of us for FREE shipping. Thanks so much!!

Emily M - April 1, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Happy Birthday, Sam!!! Thanks so much for the free shipping – got my order in!!!

Beautifulclothing - April 1, 2010 - 12:01 pm

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to Sam!
Happy Birthday to you!

Mandy - April 1, 2010 - 9:30 am

So sweet!
Happy birthday, Sam!
(love little mule, that made me laugh) 😉

saoirse's mom - April 1, 2010 - 7:15 am

happy birthday sam!!! enjoy!

Jamie - April 1, 2010 - 6:15 am

Loves Sam, she is a true sweetheart! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!

Gran - April 1, 2010 - 6:03 am

What a great way to celebrate Sam’s Birthday! I know that all of you at MJC are going to have a sunshiny day. Happy Birthday Sam!

Christine - April 1, 2010 - 4:10 am

Happy Birthday Sam! As well it is my favorite Aunts too! Enjoy your big day:)

Julie - April 1, 2010 - 3:16 am

Happy Birthday to you Sam!!!

Monika - April 1, 2010 - 1:35 am

Happy birthday to beautiful Sam!!!

sashadvm - March 31, 2010 - 10:45 pm

happy birthday miss sam!

Sally Escuin - March 31, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Happy Birthday Sam, Thanks for the free ship. So will it be adjusted off Platinum automatically or is there some sort of code?

*Twinkle*Toes* - March 31, 2010 - 9:18 pm

Happy Birthday Sam!!

Kate S. - March 31, 2010 - 9:16 pm

Happy Birthday Sam!

Will shipping to Canada be reduced a bit? Pretty please? 🙂

tree*head - March 31, 2010 - 8:48 pm

Hope you have a Happy 21st Sam!! Wish BIG!

Thanks for the shipping deal Denise!!

pongoandbindi - March 31, 2010 - 7:44 pm

Happy Birthday Sam.
I love free shipping.

Melanie H. - March 31, 2010 - 7:42 pm

A very wonderfully Happy Birthday to Sam!!!

Mitra - March 31, 2010 - 7:34 pm

You crazy girl!! Good for you though, there is ALWAYS something I and everyone else needs!!

Happy birthday Sam, dont do anything I wouldnt do!