Hello Hammond Bay

And the fun is just beginning. We are all so excited for the launch of Hammond Bay today! And because we love putting a little smile on your face and bounce in you step let’s have a contest. I think, and it seems many of you do as well, that we should do a “Nominate a Friend” contest.ย  Email Sam, samm@matildajaneclothing.com with your nomination of a friend who needs a little pick me up. Be sure to include sizes and an address in order to be considered. We’ll pick a few “good friends” on Friday.

Thank you and thank you to Jill of Spitting Image Photography for the great shots.

Email Sam, samm@matildajaneclothing.com with your nomination of a friend who needs a little pick me up. You might not want to leave it in the comment section., I would hate for anyone to be emberassed. I’m weird like that!!

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ghmsmommy - February 20, 2010 - 9:42 am

Who won the nominate a friend contest?

Shevaun in chilly maine - February 19, 2010 - 6:12 pm

I can’t wait to see who won tonight, It would be so wonderful for the family I nominated, it has been so hard on them since their father passed away before Christmas! Sounds like a lot of people have nominated other deserving families as well, what a thoughtful contest, thank you for thinking above and beyond.

Amber L - February 19, 2010 - 2:12 pm

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Preston Benjamin - February 19, 2010 - 12:40 am

I was searching for an asissted living article when I stumbled onto this site. I say, what a beautiful site and a nice contest. Good luck on your activities.

Katie - February 18, 2010 - 7:12 pm

SBP, I was thinking the exact same thing ๐Ÿ™ Probably with a big fat “buy it now” button. Soo lame!

Erin "pancake makers mom" Spencer - February 18, 2010 - 4:28 pm

Ok can I say my trunk keeper RACHEL JORDAN ROCKS!!!! I love her shes the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautifulclothing - February 18, 2010 - 10:46 am

Gosh. I can’t believe that some of my favorite items are already sold out. Hopefully you all will have more sizes available. My wish list is huge. I am trying to find the funds to make a purchase, but am having a hard time at the moment. Hopefully I will be able to make a purchase in the near future when the sizes come back out. I went shopping yest. and I only bought 1 thing because I compare everything to Matilda Jane clothing and nothing is as cute. I am in love with this clothing line. You have done an excellent job Denise. No other stores or websites compare. Is there going to be a sale online anytime soon?

SBP - February 18, 2010 - 12:25 am

Hmm… wonder if in 4-5 weeks you’ll be able to get Wendy dresses and Raven skirts on ebay for the price jacked way up:(

Michelle P. - February 18, 2010 - 12:19 am

I’m joining to crowd to plead for more Wendy’s and Raven’s!

Rach- the retired OG - February 17, 2010 - 6:41 pm

So..umm..how do I get a cute little giraffe bag (like in the picture?) I am SERIOUSLY wanting one for the zoo.

amyence - February 17, 2010 - 10:26 am

I think the quote”My Darling, Happiness is best kept when given away.” was beautifully written on a Matilda Jane post card/sticker that came with my first MJC order last year. Your personality and company epitomize this quote. Thank you for being wonderful! Good luck at auction today!!!

Sophia's Mom - February 17, 2010 - 9:58 am

Can I just say that I looked at Skye Johansen’s site…WOW! She is absolutely amazing. I knew she had won the recent photography contest and is so very deserving. She makes me want to travel to Utah…which would be a far distance since I am in Mississippi. ๐Ÿ™‚ If only Skye and 435 were a little closer…:) I am currently trying to talk my husband into going to the Art Fair in June at 435…what a wonderful Anniversary gift ๐Ÿ™‚ Wondering if there will be another online Art Fair?? Just pondering while at work ๐Ÿ™‚ Denise, good luck with the house and have fun in Vegas!!

Erin Spencer - February 17, 2010 - 6:11 am

Just an FYI…if you look on the website the cookie tank dose say very limited right now but that there will be more with the April release. I am still hoping that there will be more of the Wendy in either March or April….PLEASE, PLEASE!!!

Beth Bryant - February 17, 2010 - 6:00 am

I attended my first Matilda Jane show in Murfreesboro, TN last season and immediately fell in love with your clothes. I actually have recently attempted to start my own clothing business with a girlfriend, on a much smaller level. I get invites to trunk shows all the time. Yours is the only show I went to where I felt there was now way I could duplicate the clothing. Also, the only time I bought anything. Your fabrics are so unique and your designs are so creative. I get compliments every time Lillie or I wear your pieces. What you have done and continue to do is so inspiring to me. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to see Hammond Bay in person next week!!

miss*jen - February 16, 2010 - 10:24 pm

I saw someone down there posted about the cookie tank and I have to second her plea!!! PLEEEEEAAASE!! My show is the 27th. I have already had a few gals mention they want that top and I haven’t yet had the heart to say it isn’t going to happen. ๐Ÿ™ I was smart enough to order a raven and a wendy for Belle the first day. whew!!!

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Erin "pancake makers mom" Spencer - February 16, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Ok, I may be going CRAZY….because I was on your website and the Wendy Tierd Dress was there…the it disappeared…then it was there again…then gone….all in a matter of minutes and I sware right in front of my eyes??? I did see that there will be more availablity of the cookie tank in April…you know I am not one to complain so NOT a complaint but a plead….if the Wendy is already sold out PLEASE, PLEASE bring her back in the March or April release. Your little pancake maker will look soooooo adorable in it and its right up her alley…She LOVES the dress she can ware leggings with…..so for the pancake maker, my almost 4 year old who complains if she not in MJ…I quote “these jeans are tight mama I want my matilda janes” PLEASE bring her back!!!! Love you and your beautiful cloths Denise!!! By the way, so confused your in Vegas buying a house??

tree*head - February 16, 2010 - 7:22 pm

WooHoo – Vegas!

So generous of you to offer a deserving lil girl her very own MJC outfit! Sendng in my nomination to Sam tonight!

Darlene Burchfield - February 16, 2010 - 6:14 pm

I hope you read this message… Thank you Thank you for the Favorite outfit contest. I am so appreciative. I have 4 girls and it is definitely a luxury to have your beautiful clothes. I love love them. I cannot wait to receive my outfit! It’s soooo exciting! Thanks for being an unselfish, giving, and caring person. You will be blessed! Darlene.

Skye Johansen - February 16, 2010 - 5:14 pm

How freaking cool! I’m sending my nomination in tonight! And are you talking about the Miller house auction?? If you are then HOLY CRAP!!! How exciting!!

stacifromtexas - February 16, 2010 - 4:44 pm

Thanks for always putting others first. I will be sending in my nomination for a very sweet and deserving little girl. Can’t wait to see my items I ordered in person. I know they are going to be fabulous!!

Sophia's mom - February 16, 2010 - 4:02 pm

I am super excited about this contest!!! I sent my nomination to Sam ๐Ÿ™‚ There are so many deserving people, I think that several people will be SO excited to get an AWESOME Matilda Jane outfit soon:)

Denise - February 16, 2010 - 3:49 pm

Why are you guys so dang sweet?? Did you know it’s random acts of kindness week. Yup and I had no idea. Okay the big house auction is tomorrow. Cross your fingers. Lynette and I are in Vegas and all i want to do is sleep!! Talk to you soon.

Melissa M - February 16, 2010 - 3:45 pm

You are so generous. Thank you.

Bum-Bull-Bee - February 16, 2010 - 3:40 pm

I adore the bags in the pics! Denise you are amazingly stylish and creative! Thank you for all your kindness!!! Some Mommas and kiddos are going to have a mile smile! CONGRATS on another successful launch!

WhitleyKate's mom - February 16, 2010 - 3:04 pm

This is just another reason to love Matilda Jane! You rock, Denise!

Tara - February 16, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Just the best idea ever! Thank you for doing such a kind thing!

Jessica/littlepumpkingrace - February 16, 2010 - 12:06 pm

I just sent in a submission for two very special little girls. Thank you for having such a big heart! XOXO

Farah - February 16, 2010 - 11:39 am

You are so generous Denise! God bless!!

Farah - February 16, 2010 - 11:37 am

You are so generous Denise!! God bless!

SMC - February 16, 2010 - 10:52 am

I was also very disappointed to see that some of the items were already sold out or sold out in the size I needed after just the first day. Will there be more of these made? Oh, I sure hope so. I just loved the raven, the cookie, and the wendy and at this point I don’t know if my tk got my order in soon enough or not. Keeping my fingers crossed.

LQQKME2 - February 16, 2010 - 9:24 am

Super contest & great idea blogsters!! So…I am a newbie to Matilda Jane! Yes….I don’t know why I am JUST NOW discovering it, as my oldest is 6yrs old!!! If anyone can help answer some questions I’d appreciate it. A.) When is a new collection (such as Hammond Bay) available to purchase online via “Platinum Label”? B.) How do you get Matilda Jane via “Trunk Keeper” if the trunk keeper in your area never calls you back?!?! I have a few (ok..a ton) of wishlist items, but as I see, I may be too late to get them. Any other tips or info I should know would be great!! Awesome line you have Denise!!!

workingnine2five - February 16, 2010 - 8:19 am

I am so loving this contest. I just think that some people need that extra hug to get thru some of the tougher things in life. Oh and it doesn’t surprise me at all that this line is flying off the hangers. It’s completely AMAZING!

Bummed out..... - February 16, 2010 - 8:09 am

I just have to say I am very let down too. The Raven is part of the only outfit I was ordering. And its gone in the size I need. I didn’t order yesterday because I think it is insane for me to have to order something and pay full price and shipping when I am having a show days later. This will be my last MJ show until I can see that items will actually be available for the show. The point of having a show is for the perks. Otherwise I would just order on opening day and be done. MJ should really consider a backorder system. It would be way better than just totally letting people down. Now I’ve done work for MJ by advertising my show and my payoff was supposed to be my perks. So much for that.

Corrie - February 16, 2010 - 7:48 am

i have to say i am soooooo disappointed ๐Ÿ™ i tried to place an order with a trunk keeper in my area for the items i want and the size i need in a few pieces are already sold out! how can that happen on the first day??? very sad!

catherine s. - February 15, 2010 - 8:38 pm

Awesome contest – this is why I LOVE MJ and Denise ๐Ÿ™‚

Blessings to you all!

catherine s.

danielle - February 15, 2010 - 8:06 pm

I agree I love this contest!!!! It is amazing to nominate a friend that does it all and never hins she does and never ask for anything in return!!

Monika - February 15, 2010 - 7:30 pm

I love nominating friends!!! I just sent mine to Sam! Thank you, my dear!

Mary R. - February 15, 2010 - 5:19 pm

What a generous and thoughtful contest, Denise! :o)

heather pack - February 15, 2010 - 3:43 pm

denise — super sweet blog contest.. i just sent sam a submission… now for my request… please please please make more HB cookie tanks! i “hear” and i use that term loosely because i never know what info is true as i try not to rely on internet info that its almost all sold out in every size. i am hosting a show next weekend 2/26 in las vegas (where we don’t have a trunk keeper yet) and that is THE basic top of the entire collection.. i don’t know that i can sell the rest without it! especially in a place with 100+ degree temps coming very very soon! even if it is backordered, PLEASE consider having more made – it ties together everything and allowing those who didn’t have trunk shows day 1 sell it at the show… Thanks!!!!

*TKJT* - February 15, 2010 - 3:23 pm

What a sweet thing to do ๐Ÿ˜‰

Debra Stallings - February 15, 2010 - 2:45 pm

You are always so generous. I want to nominate my daughter who is my best friend. She is 24 years old and was in a car accident. Everything seemed normal except for continuous headaches. Three months after the wreck she has a seizure and was unable to speak. Being a mother there is nothing worse than something to happen to your children. She was on FMLA while she was going thru therapy and when it was time to come back her employer did not keep her due to lack of work. She has a 4 year old daughter Anna who is precious. She moved back home and so with my youngest daughter, Sophie, 5 1/2 and Anna the house is anything but calm. If you could send Ashley and Anna a little something it would thrill her. I am unemployed at this time so it is hard for me to buy this fabulous clothing for everyone.

On an upnote Ashley has registered to go to school in the Spring. She is excited and is feeling better so she has a better outlook on life.
Thanks a bunch

Christine - February 15, 2010 - 2:34 pm

I just remember getting a call from a lucky family who received the Thanksgiving gift. What a joy that brought to the little girls of the family. Thank you many times over Denise.
PS Just came back from a trunk show. I was in love. In person the colors were even better! I also love that we are able to mix and match more of the other lines.

Beautifulclothing - February 15, 2010 - 2:25 pm

This is a very good idea. When someone is having a cloudy day or even a cloudy year and they get an unexpected surprise it really brings joy to them as well as the whole household. It is addictive…when one person feels happy the others in the household feels happy and when one feels down the others feel down. A pretty package would bring such joy and knowing that someone listened to them means a whole lot more.

Katie M- this weeks birthday girl! - February 15, 2010 - 2:02 pm

I love this style of contest- it gets people to be less “let me win pick me pick me’ and more- ‘this person really deserves something special and good to happent to THEM’
Those pictures are adorable- all the little presents in the reusable bags look like so much fun (are the bags from target!)

gran - February 15, 2010 - 1:54 pm

What a wonderful contest……….special like all of you.

Katie*D - February 15, 2010 - 1:41 pm

What a great chance to make someone’s day with a little Matilda Jane! I have a wonderful friend of just over 20 years. She has a sweet daughter that was born at 26 weeks, weighing in at 1lb 14 oz. She is now 7 years old and has many health issues. She can not speak, or eat on her own – she has a feeding tube. Although there are some challenges, she is a miracle straight from God. Stacey and Mark know how lucky they are to have a sweet little girl known as their princess, aka Jordan. Recently, Mark and Stacey had to relocate for work. Stacey is now away from her family and the doctors that have come to know everything about Jordan. So, she has started over with new friends and doctors and a new job as a parapro at her daughter’s school. I know that Matilda Jane would certainly make her smile!! Thank you for such a wonderful contest.

kristin m. - February 15, 2010 - 1:34 pm

I have a friend who could use such a pick me up at this time in her and her family’s lives. she and her husband (and two sons) adopted a 4 yr old girl from China approx. 4 yrs ago. I know that little girl has brought them such joy and love, but has been a costly venture for them. She has been undergoing the process of fixing a cleft lip and palate, but since most of the cosmetic fixing is considered just that, insurance has been refusing to pay for the procedure. And then devastation hit for the little girl and her family beyond imagine just a few months ago. I will refrain from saying just what (due to privacy issues), but it is the worse thing imaginable to happen to such a young child. I can’t imagine myself how i would deal with the matter, but they manage to keep their spirits up and move on with life. And the little girl has shown amazing resilience and courage beyond words. They are truly people of God’s faith and deserving of getting back what they put forth. No one can take back what happened to that little girl, but I would hope that a little surprise in the mail could put a big grin on her adorable little face. Should I be selected as a winner, I will then go ahead and email with the name, size and address at that time. Thank you so much for putting a little sunshine in someone’s otherwise cloudy day (no matter who that deserving person/child may be)!!!

Diane - February 15, 2010 - 1:33 pm

Can you please remove my comment that lists my friend’s name and address? I mistakenly put it here instead of emailing it. I hadn’t noticed the email Sam part until after I already posted. I want her privacy protected. Thank you.

Jen - February 15, 2010 - 1:17 pm

Well, it would have been easy to say, “Hmph, not a contest that we can win” and close the window on the computer, but I thought this would be a good time to talk to Caroline (4 years-old) about sharing and generosity—two things that you have so much of, Denise. We had a little chat about her friends and who might not have so many “things” (not that things are all that matters!!!!) and who maybe could use a bit of a pick-me-up. We settled on her friend, Lia, so I am nominating Lia’s *dad*, Chris .
When Lia was a baby, her mom died from cancer, so Lia’s just grown up with her sister, Ava, and her dad. Both of her grandmothers are pretty involved in her life, and while her dad is a great dad, it doesn’t change the fact that she, unfortunately, doesn’t have a mommy to introduce her to frilly things and gorgeous clothing, like Matilda Jane. Lia is a very sweet little girl—some MJC items would no doubt make her smile a HUGE smile and bring just a little bit more “frill” into her life ๐Ÿ™‚

Holly's Mama - February 15, 2010 - 12:36 pm

You are so sweet Denise!

Too many too list

I thought about it all night. Why the heck do I ask such tricky questions that I myself cannot answer. I figured it out with one comment left byย  the Lucky Little Lady when she said “Iโ€™m sure you have a lot of favorites. But one of your most favorite, must be hearing about the joy YOU give a little girl and her family by them getting a totally unexpected package in the mail when everything else in the world is going wrong for them.”

That pretty much sums it up. My favorite thing is to see one genuinely happy.

I love the way Joe sparkles when he is happy,ย  the way the girls at 435 get that little smile when they get a thank you note from a customer, that little dance Gabe does when he is supper giddy, the huge smile on the the girls face at McDonalds just because I comment on her eyeshadow, the little kids in carpool when they show me their shown n’tell, my friend Renee anytime we see each other…there is too many things to list. So In short, I will say my favorite thing is when someone is happy.

And now I get to make these folks happy: Lucky Little Lady, Silly Dancer, Power Puff Mom, My little Carolina Girl, Lavri, Katie M, Erina, and Amy Ence.

Just shoot Sam an email, Samm@matildajaneclothing.com with your name, size and address and we’ll get you one of my very favorite things in the mail late next week. PS be sure to use subject FAVORITE.

And thank you to the fabulous Jenni Helmuth for the great photos.

…I’m thinking about the next contest to kick off Hamond Bay..

UPDATE: I just realized when I looked in the mirror I had the necklace on that Lynette have me at Conference. I was having a hard time and she bought me this necklace with aย  little bird and said it was a little pieces of happiness. Love that girl.

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Kimberly Barrow - February 17, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Ok were did the cute little hats come from… I would love to get one to match my MJ.

Beautifulclothing - February 15, 2010 - 11:17 am

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

workingnine2five - February 15, 2010 - 9:41 am

I second the idea of sophia’s mom. Love the idea of nominating a so deserving person. I have one in mind!!!!!! Hope you had a great weekend and a fabulous heart day!

Incognito - February 15, 2010 - 9:14 am

LOVE the umbrella! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lisa M - February 15, 2010 - 8:17 am

Happy belated Valentines Day! I am so excited for this line and I know you are going to make lots of little girls and their mommies very happy!!

*TKJT* - February 14, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day! I still haven’t finalized my list *eeeeek* How will I decide??!!

Chelle Belle / Alchemist - February 14, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day. I think it’s much more fun with kids, don’t you? They get so excited.

Denise, I went to a trunk keeper’s open house today and got to see the goods. So amazing. I wanted one of everything, but, alas, I had to hold back. You are so freaking talented. I can hardly wait to get my package (it has stuff for me and my little girl this time!). Thanks for all you do!

LAM - February 14, 2010 - 3:23 pm

Happy Valentines day!

Holly's Mama - February 14, 2010 - 3:13 pm

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY Denise!!! You are such a sweet person and deserve a wonderful V-day!

Katie M- this weeks birthday girl! - February 14, 2010 - 2:51 pm

happy heart day to you Denise!

Jenna - February 14, 2010 - 10:56 am

Where do I get one of those fab MJ Umbrellas?? LOVE IT!

jami - February 14, 2010 - 9:15 am

Happy Valentine’s Day to one of lovingest people “I know.” Is that a word?? Well, it is now and I hope you have a beautiful day with all of your boys. Mwah!!!

WhitleyKate's mom - February 14, 2010 - 7:29 am

Happy Valentines Day, Denise! Whitley will definitely be wearing her Valentine ruffles…we’ve had tons of compliments already!

Lucky little lady - February 14, 2010 - 12:07 am

OH Thank you! There is going to be one very surprised little lady. You are so very sweet!
I’m so happy because there is only 2 more days to our Trunk show. Can’t wait to see all the goodies in person. Everyone is saying that HB is even cuter in person. Thank you again.

SIssy's Mom - February 13, 2010 - 8:45 pm

My favorite thing is seeing my kids smile over nothing in particular…when they are genuinely happy. There’s nothing better! ๐Ÿ™‚

April W. - February 13, 2010 - 7:58 pm

Aww! That quote from Lucky Little Lady stood out to me too.
It’s so true. Pure happiness in ones face. Going that extra mile for someone.
I thought about a quote today ( going through my own personal stuff)
” Do unto others as you would have others do unto you”

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone thought that way?

Thank you so much for spreading some joy and love around. The cutest clothes I have come in contact with.
And…even though most of us don’t win anything from your contests… it’s fun to know that there is a winner out there…with a baby girl who will have a huge smile on her face! ๐Ÿ˜€

Beautifulclothing - February 13, 2010 - 7:20 pm

I love the whole Hammond Bay line. I love the Butterbee lap dress ( I think my little girl would look like an angel in it). I also love the cookie tank top with either the Daphnie Stew ruffles or the Kimmie Straightee. The Pepper knot dress is also adorable and the Stephanie Big Ruffles. Gosh Denise everything is adorable. I have lots of favorite things. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of those items. I am sure the comments will be abundant. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Erina - February 13, 2010 - 5:32 pm

THANK YOU!!! That’s all I have to say!!

juju - February 13, 2010 - 4:57 pm

Where can I get one of those umbrellas? ๐Ÿ™‚

*Twinkle*Toes* - February 13, 2010 - 4:54 pm

SO many favorites………… Loving how you make so many people happy no matter what!

Jaimee - February 13, 2010 - 12:47 pm

I am sooo in love with your clothing and to find out what a wonderful person you are makes me smile even bigger! Can’t wait to see these beautiful pieces in person!!!

Monika - February 13, 2010 - 12:38 pm

Awww, my Erina made the list! You are one of her favorite people, but I bet you already knew that ;-). Thank you. She’ll be here later to comment… she’s playing with moonsand outside right now, lol.

amyence - February 13, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Thank You So Much – Totally made my day! You are an amazing gal.

smalltownjenny - February 13, 2010 - 12:29 pm

LOVE the photos!!! Those shorts are too cute…love the stew pants too!!! Great colors!

Eva - February 13, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Well, you certainly put a lot of happy in my little girl’s life. Thank you for that! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharon - February 13, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Yeah Erina!! Whoo hoo! She makes everyone happy!!!

Katie M- this weeks birthday girl! - February 13, 2010 - 11:55 am

YAY- I won! – THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU- you just totally brightened my day and then some!

Those pics in todays blog rock- love the pearl lap being used as a top with the stew ruffles- totally cute! And the girls are as always- perfectly adorable and make me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

Sophia's mom - February 13, 2010 - 11:29 am

Maybe we could have a Valentine’s related contest in which we nominate someone else…..someone very deserving of a little Matilda Jane JOY….JOY in the form of a package all nicely wrapped up to make someone else’s day. I know that was totally a run on sentence….you get my point though:)

Mary R. - February 13, 2010 - 10:56 am

Love those pix!

Beautifulclothing - February 13, 2010 - 10:45 am

I just realized that not just trunk keepers can enter this contest. Every piece of the Matilda Jane line is beautiful. I love reading your blog everyday. I would love to win some beautiful clothing for my little girl. She gets so many comments every time she wears Matilda Jane. Please keep me in mine Denise. Your clothing is beautiful!!!

Laura Ann - February 13, 2010 - 10:22 am

To the entire MJCREW…you have all outdone yourselves, once again. Hammond Bay is amazing and it makes me want to walk around listening/singing a little Jimmy Buffett all day for some reason. It is so bright, so cheery, so girly and oh so FUN.

If I had a wish…it would be for every little girl to be able to experience the JOY of wearing a piece of MJ for once in their life.

Denise, you have captured us with your talent, your kindness and your selflessness. Thank you is not enough, but please know that we appreciate and cherish your hard work everytime we put it on.

Happy Valentines to you and the crew!

Sophia's mom - February 13, 2010 - 10:12 am

Thank you Denise for sharing you awesome talents with us through Matilda Jane….also, thank you for these sweet contests. It is so nice to get a little unexpected happy in the mail. My husband won the 1st contest the other day and I was SO EXCITED. I tell everyone about Matilda Jane and so far….they have all become addicted like myself:) Hope you and everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow!!!

Jodi R - February 13, 2010 - 10:05 am

I always love the Helmuth Photography pics every season…..she puts together such great combos.

Ana R - February 13, 2010 - 9:57 am

Love the new line new pictures! An idea for your next blog winners: what about a Harry Potter fans winner(s)? They are opening the new HP park soon and fans are all into that this year! (me included!)

Mommyof4 - February 13, 2010 - 9:38 am

I am so excited for my trunk show this week I can hardly wait!!!!! Matilda Jane makes me HAPPY and I am so excited to share that Happiness with my friends!! I am so excited to see Hammond Bay–I have been waiting patiently to see it in person ๐Ÿ™‚

hopingtowin - February 13, 2010 - 9:03 am

how about the first 10 responders to this post? :)))

Christine - February 13, 2010 - 8:35 am

We don’t just love the clothes but we love you too! When I tell people, the generous things you do. It’s like a give back cycle.
PS…this has been my biggest “wishlist” and every time you add another picture. I want more.
I have to tell you my husband told me, he was so proud of me. Why because I was selling things on craigslist, halfbooks, etc. So I could pay for my MJ addiction myself ๐Ÿ™‚ Then told me he wishes I had the same drive to pay off my credit cards. (makes me smile)

Michelle Huesgen - February 13, 2010 - 8:14 am

Thank you for all the “happy” you put in the world!! You’re creative mind makes the world a happier place for sure! Miss you!

And my Favorite?

Well, it seems all you gals (and guys) have pretty similar taste. I have so many favorites.

My favorites today are Wizards of Waverly Place, that I actually got Joe his Valentines delivered on time for his party, my friend Ali for that super cute post about me on her blog ( those were MY wisdom teeth), our little kitten Sam, the Miller House, McDonalds Diet Coke, my Mighty Acorn sweatshirt, the MJC girls, my job, the new pics of Hammond Bay and Sam’s Platinum re-do, and the list goes on and on. Oh, and the womb chair and Room and Board, and DWR and the Barbershop painting. And I cannot forget Gabe asking me last night if when I was a baby was I a boy or girl baby?

Lots of favorite things.

And this is how the Lovely Bird started out many months ago. Funny.

So tonite you get to guess what MY favorite is. My favorite what? My favorite anything…I’ll pick some winners tomorrow evening to get my favorite…? And sorry I can’t afford to get you all a womb chair, let alone myself…someday, maybe!

I am pleased to say that smalltownjenny, Jeremiah, Darlene Birchfield, cavaliere cuties, and dot+3 will be getting their favorites. Please sen an email to Sam, samm@matildajaneclothing.com and tell her your favorite outfit and she’ll hook you up next week. Be sure to include your name, mailing address and size.

And thanks for all the comments. They were so fun to read, it was really exciting watching them all come in. I’ve missed you guys.

Michelle Huesgen - February 13, 2010 - 8:15 am

Look at my sweet girl! She keeps talking about Joe…I’m afraid Gabe may be out of the picture…poor Gabe…lucky Joe…lol!

Emily M - February 13, 2010 - 6:11 am

Pretty bread boxes (with bread in it and not in the fridge)!

Katie M- this weeks birthday girl! - February 13, 2010 - 1:38 am

two posts down- that should have said SuBway Guru ๐Ÿ˜‰

Katie M- this weeks birthday girl! - February 13, 2010 - 1:36 am

My sweet hubby turns the big 3-0 today (the 13th) and I turn 29 on Thursday- believe it or not we were delivered by the same doctor- we joke that he had our baby pictures on a board in his office side by side- that we were just meant to be together! Kevin is my favorite and I am sure David is your favorite too!
We are heading to Disneyland on Sunday- yet another one of my favorites- how about you? I love the sights and sounds- the sheer joy and thrill of being there- you should see my kids when we go- its Pure Love ๐Ÿ˜‰
Hoping Hoping Hoping for a win this week- all my alotted funds look to be going towards buying things for Miss Molly- but this aging mama could really use a new skirt (one that with any luck- will house a growing belly at some point this year!!!)

Jessica T - February 13, 2010 - 12:51 am

I’m wondering if your favorite store to shop for YOURSELF is Anthropologie? It’s mine and since I love MJ so much I’m betting you’re an Anthro girl too? ;]

Katie M - February 13, 2010 - 12:39 am

lol- so I guess your McD drink of choice has changed over the years- from orange soda (which will always remind me of summer bbq’s and the beach) to dtcoke- guess a girl has to watch her sugar intake (and the freshman 15 that never seem to fully go away;)
that was a fun blog to read about you- does that mean you were the original Sunway diet guru LOL

Beth - February 12, 2010 - 11:22 pm

your thing about MJC? getting to see all the pictures of our cuties in your designs.

Day to the Oh - February 12, 2010 - 10:33 pm

p.s. “I just like smiling. Smiling’s my favorite…” Buddy the Elf.

Day to the Oh - February 12, 2010 - 10:30 pm

Just checking in after watching the Olympics. Did you know that watching the Olympics reminded me of you, because I met a dear friend from Switzerland because of you/MJC? Making friends must be your favorite. After all that’s been said, I think it’s safe to say your favorite is LIFE as you know it… all these little, yet profound things that make it so lovely. Night. xoxo

silly dancer - February 12, 2010 - 10:29 pm

I’m gonna be deep, I’m just in that mood tonight. When my grandfather/best bud passed I got some really wise words from a lady from my church. She hugged me and said “don’t worry you will never forget his smell, the way he looked, or the way it felt to hold his hand.” She told me she lost her grandfather 35 years ago and she could still remember all those things. This is one of my favorites and I hope it can become one of your favorites too. The power of the memories, its true I can close my eyes and see his huge hand holding my little girl hand, every detail of his hand is still in my memories. …and to close my eyes and smell, wow it gives me chills.
Memories are a good favorite!

Sara S. - February 12, 2010 - 10:10 pm

Let’s go with your favorite Disney ride…hmmmm… maybe the Carousel of Progress…or is it Space Mountain. That’s a tough pick. Now I’m curious which one’s your fave…

Neva - February 12, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Lakers Hockey!

Lucky little lady - February 12, 2010 - 9:06 pm

I’m sure you have a lot of favorites. But one of your most favorite, must be hearing about the joy YOU give a little girl and her family by them getting a totally unexpected package in the mail when everything else in the world is going wrong for them.

Sundee - February 12, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Not sure what everyone else is saying, but it just occurred to me your favorite might be the dress in the top picture!!

Bum-Bull-Bee - February 12, 2010 - 8:37 pm

Oh and I can’t forget Anne Tirey made and makes some of your favorite paintings!

John873 - February 12, 2010 - 8:37 pm

Very nice site! is it yours too

Bum-Bull-Bee - February 12, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Eva Zeisel is one of your favorites!

Bum-Bull-Bee - February 12, 2010 - 8:28 pm

Now that is one heck or a true friend! I love what she wrote about you! You truly are, “One Hip Momma Chick!”

2teenagersandababy - February 12, 2010 - 7:41 pm

Your favorites are your family, lots of color and pattern, MJC. the MJC girls and guys, your trunk keepers, diet coke, McDonalds, target, LOST, photography, Lakers hockey, designing and creating, collecting, vintage style collectibles and clothing, retro and modern style furniture and accessories, Goliath, your new kitty, art fairs, and making little girls happy, just to name a few.

cristy - February 12, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Uh ya…my favorites are

-tween raven
-tween cookie
-tween happy leggings
-mighty acorn adult (that I would proudly wear)
-and the little chick in the tween Tanna because she is the most stunning child…wowza…

OH and pretty much every piece of platinum:)

AND…my dad was grossed out when he was renovating last summer and found my box of wisdom teeth…good god those things were huge. I made him keep them so I could freak one of my children out one day when the tooth fairy replaces their puny tooth with my wisdom tooth under their pillow. Ha. Terrible I know.

Oh wait. Your favorites. I dunno. I can’t think of anyone else by me:)



ForMy2MJGirls - February 12, 2010 - 7:20 pm

My wife says you like furniture from Room & Board.

Jeana - February 12, 2010 - 6:46 pm

Beaches, good wine and good friends have to be at the top of your list of favorite things!

hockeyDad - February 12, 2010 - 6:27 pm

My guess would be your favorite is your loving customers that spend all thier husbands fantasy football winnings on your clothes that all 3 of my lovely ladies LOVE to wear! My words each relese “So how much is this going to cost me?” ๐Ÿ™‚

my 4 irish cuties - February 12, 2010 - 6:07 pm

AHH these are a few of my favorite things…holding hands, the first snowman of the year made, blowing kisses or as my children call them ooh la la’s, chocolate milkshakes, snuggling in a sleeping bag, the sound of leaves crunching under your feet, a rainbow after it rains, your children’s laughter, breakfast in bed especially when your kids make it, a good ball park hotdog, singing oldies loudly to myself in the car, legwarmers you are a girl after my own heart, bedtime stories, the smell of freah lavender, a flirtatious smile, a good back rub, bubble baths and I LOVE YOU’S from my children!! These are a few of my Favorite things!!

Marci - February 12, 2010 - 6:05 pm

I would have to say you seem to have a lot of favorite things..like most of us ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I will say…Diet Coke, old suitcases, pictures..old & new..Love the new line!! it is amazing!!

Elizabeth Pagelsen - February 12, 2010 - 6:03 pm

YOUR fave ….. hmmmm, I’d say your family. Your love for all of your “boys” shines right through.

Katelyn's Mommy - February 12, 2010 - 5:52 pm

Gosh, so many have been posted in the past. I am going with…

Favorite Drink – a tie between Diet Coke and wine


Sari - February 12, 2010 - 5:32 pm


I am way late in the game on this but I’m going to guess that your FAVORITE is spending time with your boys. . . all your boys! ๐Ÿ™‚ Saw everything today & WOW, you’ve outdone yourself (AGAIN!)!!!
Have a FABULOUS weekend. . . you deserve it! ๐Ÿ™‚
Sari (& the Jones’ girls fan club)

Laura - February 12, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Hmmmm, the first things that come to mind are (of course) Diet Coke, the Lakers, being CREATIVE, LOST, photography, your trunk keepers, and most importantly, LIFE!!

Bun in the oven and a 2-year-old - February 12, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Sorry I posted twice…my comment was their and then gone…now back again ๐Ÿ™‚

Bun in the oven and a 2-year-old - February 12, 2010 - 5:06 pm

I already posted but my comment is gone:(
Here are my guesses for your favs:
1. The sound of your boys laughing
2. The wonderful memories of your grandmother and goliath and
the new memories your making with Sam the kitty
3. Being able to look at where Matilda Jane started and where
it is now….a company that creates the most beautiful
and unique clothes evers!!
4. All the ladies of Matilda Jane….they keep you going…and
5. A snow day with your family
6. A nice COLD Diet Coke while watching Lost with your family and blogging….coming up with awesome contests for all us ladies and some guys(that us wives force them) to try and win.
7. Photography…I can tell this based upon past blog posts
8. COOL furniture….I wish you still made furniture…I bet it was way Cool and Funky!!
Ok, here are all my guesses!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ashley - February 12, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Your favorites: Cool furniture, comfy clothes, and a good movie with the family and little kitty (sam).

Dawn - February 12, 2010 - 4:35 pm

Your fave…the house that you so desperately want and need….any news on that lately??!!

Chris - February 12, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Since my wife has me looking at your new line of clothing, I think your clothing is very “hip” and “groovy” compared to the traditional smocked, monogrammed matching outfits we have in the South. Our little girl gets wonderful comments about the way she is dressed in Matilda Jane. After looking at this new line of clothing, the children photographed were laughing, carefree and happy on the beach. I believe your favorite place is the beach too!

Day to the Oh - February 12, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Okay. I just can’t stop thinking about your favorite things, ’cause well, so many of them are mine too, so it’s a happy thinking day! Anyway, all your memories are your faves too–Center Street girls, your YeLlow Easter dress, days at your grandmother’s. I know you love to GOOGLE, you love Chris, Lynette, Sam, Sara and ALL those awesome photogs out there, chubby baby legs, cutting knives, and piles of cut fabric. Most of all, I think your faves are being INsPiRED, CreAtiNg, SPREADING the L-O-V-E, and MAKING someone SMILE, especially little girls. p.s. congrats on the Taco Bell cup-that’s hilariously fabulous! OK. I’ll SHOOSH now.

Yas - February 12, 2010 - 4:07 pm

A nice glass of wine w/ hubby!!!!

SuperDad - February 12, 2010 - 3:33 pm

Your ever growing, exciting, and expanding business.

My3girls - February 12, 2010 - 3:27 pm

Your adorable boys, Diet Coke from McDonald’s, Target, Lost and of course designing the most beautiful clothes.

lovedressingherinmj - February 12, 2010 - 2:44 pm

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Artwork, Naps, Hubby & Boys, Suitcases, Laker Hockey, Target, and Sharing the MJ Love!

FourCinapod - February 12, 2010 - 2:22 pm

Your faves, your boys, your animal, the 80’s, living close to grandma, your lifelong friends, diet coke, LOST, and Target!

S.G. Loving MJ - February 12, 2010 - 2:21 pm

Hope I’m not too late. I think your favorite thing is to open an inbox full of praise and love for one of the great loves of your life…Matilda Jane!

Aurora Arceo - February 12, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Another giveaway?

kaitlyn - February 12, 2010 - 2:03 pm

I’m going out on a limb here, but I’ll say your favorite soda is a Diet Coke from McDonald’s!!! LOL

Bun in the Oven and a 2- year-old - February 12, 2010 - 1:54 pm

Hmmm….I am going to guess
1. The sounds of your boys laughing
2. Having a snow day with your family
3. Thinking back on where Matilda Jane started and what it is
now….which is the most beautiful and unique clothing line.
4. Your wonderful memories of your grandmother and Goliath
5. All the wonderful women of Matilda Jane….they keep you
going…..along with all your fans (believe me, you have
lots of fans). You are amazing Denise. ๐Ÿ™‚
6. The painting you are dying to have!! ๐Ÿ™‚
7. A yummy COLD diet coke while you watch Lost and post fun
contests for all of us women and some men (whom are forced
by there wives) to try and win. They are always such fun!!
8. Oh, and photography…I can tell you love it based upon your
previous blog posts.
Ok….I think that covered what I think is your fav!!!!

mom to twin terrors :) - February 12, 2010 - 1:42 pm

Your favorite is seeing your amazing dreams come true life in your company, all while still being able to be a wonderful wife and mother ๐Ÿ™‚

Melissa M - February 12, 2010 - 1:38 pm

Well, guessing your fav. TV show is LOST, fav. people are your boys & hubby, fav. drink Diet Coke, fav. animal dog, fav. occupation your current job right now!!!

Renee - February 12, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Your favorite place to relax are those steps in front of the Plymouth post office right behind your booth during Art in the Park ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not that there’s much time for sitting & relaxing, I’m just saying…)

Michelle L - February 12, 2010 - 1:26 pm

From my two little girls – all you need is love, love, love is all you need! Their new favorite song and i just love to hear them sing. LOVE your favorite? It’s all you need:)

fruit punch tulip - February 12, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Favorites = Family, Friends, Laker Hockey, Photography, Movies, Books, Lost, Target, Diet Coke (from McDonald’s), Northern Michigan, Farmer’s Markets and Working Out (just kidding – I hate it too.)

Megan F - February 12, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Your favorite is a do nothing day with a stop at Mickey D’s just before finding the most amazing bread box with lots of time left for a cat nap & time to spend with the family. .:o)

Sara - February 12, 2010 - 12:46 pm

I think one of your favorite things is when you hear how happy you make people with your beautiful clothes. Also, Target, because who doesn’t love Target!

Ali - February 12, 2010 - 12:39 pm

DIET COKE!! Who doesn’t love it….oh and McDonalds….mmmm, it’s almost lunch and I think I’ll incorporate diet coke and McD’s into my lunch today!!!

Jessica Johnson - February 12, 2010 - 12:38 pm

I forgot to add that your favorite lately is bread boxes with no bread becasue your hubby likes to keep it in the fridge!

Jessica Johnson - February 12, 2010 - 12:36 pm

Your favorites: your Boys (including your hubby), Mcdonalds, Diet coke, and Hockey (which is one of my favs, My husband and our 7 yr old boy plays).

fav job-MOM - February 12, 2010 - 12:30 pm

your FAVORITE JOB- Being a mother to the two most beautiful, sweet, wild, creative, surprising, heart-breaking, tender, forgiving, intelligent BOYS that you’ve EVER MET(besides your other HALF ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tatum - February 12, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Okay well it’s no secret that your fave tv show (or at least one of your fave’s) is Lost, but I don’t think you can send people the actors or new tv’s….so I’m going to jump out on a MJC limb here are guess your favorite MJC piece that you personally LOVE to wear….Charlie Dress!?!?!!!!! So you could stitch em up in every color of the rainbow and we can all be a different Skittle each day of the week! Mmmmmmm Hmmmmmm!!!!!!

JandJ'sMom - February 12, 2010 - 12:23 pm

Your favorite things- tomatoes and basil from the farmers market, snow, suitcases, and buttons.

Jennifer G - February 12, 2010 - 11:44 am

diet coke, your boys, Target, photography, you like RELAX wine (which after reading your post about it, I went out and bought it and it is now the family favorite.)

lovin snow days with my girls - February 12, 2010 - 11:44 am

I am a mommy of two and one of my favorite feelings is the way my daughters hands feels in mine. I love holding their hands when we walk. One on each side. Since you are a mama too, I thought a favorite feeling of yours might be one of your sons hands in yours.

MCT3Mommy - February 12, 2010 - 11:43 am

A quiet dinner and evening at home with your hubby…. at least that would be one of my favorite (most desired) things.

Taylan's mommy - February 12, 2010 - 11:42 am

I would guess sketching new clothes and playing with fun new fabrics! Being able to just create and have fun with new creative combinations!

Russ - February 12, 2010 - 11:29 am

Your favorite thing is to make irresistible clothes for little girls that my wife just has to buy for our daughter!

Monika - February 12, 2010 - 11:26 am

Erina wanted to play, but didn’t have time to enter before school ;-). She said your favorite things are buttons, pretty notebooks, the little blue bird, the sweet police and giving surprises.

Rachel L - February 12, 2010 - 11:15 am

Hey, Look~ I’m really great on computers, too :o). Sorry for the double entry, typos and all! Yikes!!!

luckyduck - February 12, 2010 - 11:11 am

I think your favorite should be a day (or many days) when you don’t have to deal with the dramas of running a business. A day when you can just sit back and enjoy the pure simplicity of the joy and bliss that we feel when we open one of your packages. It’s the same giddiness that I felt when I saw Taylor Lautner with his shirt off in New Moon. (or even better, when he finally turned 18 yesterday, so I could wipe away the guilt for lusting after someone so young)

Cremdelacrem - February 12, 2010 - 11:10 am

Obviously one of your favorites is the CLAUDIA CARDIGAN, at least I think that was it’s name. The one that is still on your homepage, as well as on your blog roll picture along with the new stuff. I think this is one of my favorites, my little girl is just not quite big enough to wear the 2 yet, I can’t wait till she can!

amy S. - February 12, 2010 - 11:05 am

I’m going to say Zac Efron! Are we to old for him to be our favorite..bc he is way too cute, to be x’d off the list!! LOL!

Melody Jones - February 12, 2010 - 11:04 am

Spring Line Launch Day!!

Rachel L - February 12, 2010 - 11:03 am

Fron one die-har “Diet Coker” to another….DC has to rank way up there, along with fabric, all of your boys (hubby included!),
and MJC, of course.
Diet Coke rules!!! Love it, Gotta have it!!!!!

Laura P - February 12, 2010 - 11:01 am

I’m guessing your friends & family, especially those adorable boys. The next best thing, happy surprises!

Rachel L - February 12, 2010 - 11:00 am

From one die-hard “diet coker” to another….Diet Coke has to rank way up there, fabric, and of course, all your boys (hubby inclulded!), and MJC!
Diet Coke Rules!!!! Love it, gotta have it!

stacifromtexas - February 12, 2010 - 10:53 am

I am fairly new to MJC so just by what I have learned about you from your blog…your favs are your boys, husband,your grandmother, goliath, the painting you’re still waiting for, bread boxes, and diet coke…You should try a vanilla cream diet coke sometime…its really yummy…kinda like a melted coke float. : ) Happy Heart Day!

carla smith - February 12, 2010 - 10:51 am

denise i think your favorite thing to do is sharing the love among your family, friends, and fans of mjc. through all the craze in the past few weeks you made time for your sweet boys, david, your gram, hockey games, hammond bay, and making a lovely sweet gift for my daughters that will be cherished forever. if your favorite thing wasnt sharing the love these accomplishments would not have been possible, thank you:) now for a fun note i think your favorite decade was the 80’s with pegged jeans, neon paintsplashes, duran duran, mtv, and hanging with your girls. i love the throwbacks you use like the legwarmers in past seasons and now layla lace…..well that dress would make madonna proud!

BeccaBoo - February 12, 2010 - 10:41 am

I think your most favorite things are your crazy wild imagination, and all your sweet memories of the people in your life that you love.

Julie D - February 12, 2010 - 10:39 am

When your children snuggle up and say, “I love you mom” & I didn’t have to say it first!

Becky M - February 12, 2010 - 10:34 am

I am betting that your favorite store is the fabric store. Just a hunch ๐Ÿ˜‰

Brandi Kullman - February 12, 2010 - 10:27 am

hmmmmm.. there are so many, and MCJ has become my favourite in the past year!! so trying to remember all your postings from past tell me your fav’s would be family, MJC family, McDonald’s, Kinkos, walmart a great camera or a great photographer, fabric, fabric, fabric, colourful fabric, books a great hotel, funky bread boxes, the famous barbershop painting (David! Valentine’s day is almost here and that would be a great gift), Christmas, PHoTo LoVe and of course Hammond Bay!!

Jessica Corn - February 12, 2010 - 10:27 am

McDonald’s Diet Coke. You know you’ve gotta have it!

Leilani Johnson - February 12, 2010 - 10:23 am

My favs right now are spaghetti, diet coke, funny valentines, sunshine and of course MJC.

Precious Pixie Bell - February 12, 2010 - 10:18 am

Your love of Diet Coke (McDonalds) cracks me up. My sister and I have always said the same thing, but we have never shared the thought because it sounds so crazy that it could taste “different”…they must have some sneaky way of administering the Carbonation to the syrup that sets them apart.

As for your favorites you have many, but without picking just one concrete one I would say one of your favorites is SHARING (sharing passions, sharing your artistic expression, sharing gifts, sharing stories, sharing life).

WildWest'sMom - February 12, 2010 - 10:17 am

We all know how much you love all of the men in your life and your McyD’s Diet Coke…So I am going with the less obvious…THE BREADBOX!!!! BTW, growing up with my grandparents in the house next door will always be a favorite of mine as well:) ALSO,I love seeing the rawness behind how Lovely Bird came about…reminds me of song writing!

workingnine2five - February 12, 2010 - 10:14 am

The Twice Remembered Cottage

WildWest'sMom - February 12, 2010 - 10:09 am

We all know how much you love all of the men in your life and your McyD’s Diet Coke…So I am going with the less obvious…THE BREADBOX!!!! BTW, growing up with my grandparents in the house next door will always be a favorite of mine as well:)

Kassidy Bug - February 12, 2010 - 10:05 am

Hi, Miss Denise! From the last time we chatted, I think some of your favorite things are Star Wars (especially those Ewoks with the funny noises they make), smelly swatch watches, the Mackinaw Bridge, and saying cool things like OURAQT!!!!!!!!!!! I love it when you tell me about things you like when you were my age. I think one of your favorite things is being friends with people and being unselfish and very nice. I also think you love all the pretty fabric scraps… I love them too. I love MJC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, Kassidy p.s. I know you love your camera-I want to be as good as you and my mom someday.

Liberiben - February 12, 2010 - 9:57 am

Ahh, how could I have forgotten about Anthropologie, the holy grail of my closet! The Cher dress lookes just like something out of the catalogue, LOVE IT!!! I have a 15% off coupon from there for my Birthday waiting to be used, and I got it in the mail right after I complained to my husband that, that is the only store that never has coupons.

amyence - February 12, 2010 - 9:56 am

COLOR – in all its entirety. Moments in time that catch you by surprise because of their beauty and simplicity and I think one of your very favorite things is service – serving others in unexpected ways and loving to see and or experience their joy! I think you love to make people happy by the nice things you do and create. It always makes me smile when I dress my baby girl in Matilda Jane.

rebecca - February 12, 2010 - 9:53 am

Being able to do what you love!!!
(Which, of course, includes MJC and being a wife and mom:)

Chelle Belle / Alchemist - February 12, 2010 - 9:37 am

In no particular order: MCD diet coke, Anthropologie, Laker hockey, and Northern Michigan.

Day to the Oh - February 12, 2010 - 9:26 am

Wait! I forgot a couple very important things…
STAR WARS and the EYE of the TIGER!!! I don’t think anyone mentioned THE FORCE yet!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ You love PIEcinG things together, pottery, fabric paper dolls, elephants, suitcases, button pins, GiViNg, painting furniture, RoAd Trips, One Lucky Guitar, Yummy smells like your clothing, the man in brown, and all those cool paintings by that Anne lady!!! Oh, and what about stacks and stacks of beautifully folded fabric. Mmmmmm…

Gina Altieri - February 12, 2010 - 9:11 am

Your favorite color is blue is my guess.

AlliesMom - February 12, 2010 - 9:09 am

I know STAR WARS is David’s Favorite!!!!!

CarrieNM - February 12, 2010 - 9:06 am

Spending Valentine’s Day with your three loves!!! And hopefully getting a little pampering from them!

Ginger - February 12, 2010 - 9:05 am

The obvious? your loved ones and your must have? Diet Coke from McDonalds.. in clothing??? comfort with style!

Leandra P - February 12, 2010 - 9:02 am

Crew Cuts and mini boden for your boys and Gilmore Girls for you.

Day to the Oh - February 12, 2010 - 8:59 am

Oh, I’ve missed you too!!!
Besides raindrops on roses and whiskers on Sam the kitten, some of your faves are:

Speaking of teeth; you love JOE”S TooTHy grin, cuddles with your boys, things that Gabe says, Sara Brown, ART FAIR days, meeting cool peops at Art Fairs, the Lakers, CHARITY, oreos, that oh, so LOVELY house next door, your grandmother and her house that you practically grew up in, Anthro, having fresh flowers in your house (stock), squirty cheese, your FISH EyE lenS, and of course all your MJ GANGSTA friends!!! I could go on and on… oh wait you love doing that too!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jilly Bean - February 12, 2010 - 8:38 am

Your favorite? That’s tough but I say – hockey & family, of course.

Maria Wood - February 12, 2010 - 8:23 am

I am going to say that your favorite thing is all the different beautiful fabrics you get to work with and choose from. I thought I would go with something a little different!

AshleyJ - February 12, 2010 - 8:11 am


Leia - February 12, 2010 - 7:50 am

At one time I think you had mentioned on your blog how you love anthropologie and I remember because I love it to!!

Amy E - February 12, 2010 - 7:40 am

your faves are diet coke…..RED VINES…..your boys….family….and MJC and what it has become. hugs

Michelle P. - February 12, 2010 - 7:28 am

Perhaps seeing the first little happy crocus flowers peak their blossom heads out of the awakening earth of Springtime! Soon!

babslicious - February 12, 2010 - 7:05 am

Your fav….hmm…how about looking in on your two precious boys as they lay snuggled in their beds, knowing, at least for the moment all is well for them…PRICELESS!!

Loving Hammond Bay!!Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Curlylocks - February 12, 2010 - 7:02 am

Watching your boys sleep I know is one, photography and diet coke as well…

Tanya T. - February 12, 2010 - 6:59 am

McD’s diet coke, a pile of new fabric, your boys

Tia - February 12, 2010 - 6:42 am

Hockey and Sara Brown!!!

smalltownjenny - February 12, 2010 - 6:35 am

Your favs: your fam and diet coke!!

Monica H - February 12, 2010 - 6:34 am

One of your favorite things is that ultra modern house you are hoping to get down the street. I hope you were able to work out all of the paperwork and will be the proud owner soon, if not already! I’m also guessing that the neighborhood you grew up in and all of those awesome friends you talk about are another one of your favorites.

Lauri - February 12, 2010 - 6:19 am

My little girls explanation on how she got a freckle on her nose, see her Dad recently told her you got them from kissing boys. Well she has one!

April W. - February 12, 2010 - 6:16 am

Spring! ๐Ÿ˜€

Diane - February 12, 2010 - 6:10 am

Tomato soup!

Diane - February 12, 2010 - 6:08 am

Reading “The Chronicles of Windy Ridge” and looking at all of Jen’s gorgeous pictures of her family!

Diane - February 12, 2010 - 6:07 am

Your favorite thing right now is reading about all your favorite things! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jennifer K. - February 12, 2010 - 5:58 am

I think your favorite thing is McDonald’s diet Coke!!! I mean really, I think they put some secret ingredient in their fountain Coke. Why else is it so much better?!?

kristin m. - February 12, 2010 - 5:58 am

some of your favorites….i know you love photography, have the fashion sense to shop at Target and are crazy about the show “LOST”….those happen to be some of my favorites, too!!!

NYSweeties - February 12, 2010 - 5:43 am

Id say you love Micky D’s Diet coke! Nothing better than that fountain stuff.

monica - February 12, 2010 - 5:37 am

your kiddos! the hammond bay line! making us mamma happy!

nicole - February 12, 2010 - 5:16 am

Your favorite hobby? Photography, Your favorite job? designing awesome clothing for pint size princesses : ) and their mommies. Your favorite thing to do away from work? Spend time with your boys.
By the way when I was pregnant with my daughter my son told me he wanted a little brother like Ashlee(my niece who is very girlie)

ells - February 12, 2010 - 4:48 am

Are we your favorite?

Robin - February 12, 2010 - 4:28 am

I’m going to go out on a limb and say one of your favorites is your oldest and dearest friend “Pepper”, after whom you named the Pepper Knot Dress! Happy Friday!

ChriStine B - February 12, 2010 - 4:11 am

Watching your boys experience life and trying to capture those moments. p.s….I’m with you on MickyD’s diet coke….hmmmmm

Katie M - February 12, 2010 - 2:32 am

thought of a few more ๐Ÿ™‚
M&M’s (the candy and my kids)
the flower named stock
little cherry tomatoes
anne tirey
paper dolls
the farmer down the road
little debbies
hot cinnimon sunset tea
your first jo at the speedway gas station

Katie M - February 12, 2010 - 2:07 am

hmm- the ginger knot dress from homegrown (my fav as well- have had it in every size possible so far!), a glass of captin and dtcoke, blue birds, rannunculas (yeah I know- spelled really wrong), amazing lighting fixtures, people who cherish creativity over brains, the song sweet child of mine, sharing the love, oh- and pictures of Molly ๐Ÿ™‚

me- one of my favorites is obviously our collection of matilda jane- it makes me smile and makes Molly twirl and declare herself a princess as soon as a dress or skirt is put on!

Monika - February 12, 2010 - 12:33 am

ABBA!!!! Mamma Mia, here I go again… my my, how can I resist you!!!

*TKJT* - February 12, 2010 - 12:30 am

I don’t know if anyone mentioned this but my guess is…



Melody Jones - February 11, 2010 - 11:34 pm

pina coladas and gettin caught in the rain…

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sashadvm - February 11, 2010 - 10:59 pm

another nice favorite? how about some darn good tea.

sashadvm - February 11, 2010 - 10:57 pm

your favorite? well I know something you probably want as wel huh??

how about a canon eos-1D??? lord know how much I want one…..even a 5od would be nice!

Meli B. - February 11, 2010 - 10:52 pm

I was thinking Christmas, Diet Coke, and night time with the boys….. but those have all been said.

I would just have to say that your favorite thing is everything about your life. ๐Ÿ™‚ That you get to create and express yourself at a job you love, work with your husband and many gorgeous and talented ladies, come home to play with your amazing boys and do it all again the next day.

Oh, and all of Hammond Bay too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kara - February 11, 2010 - 10:48 pm

My guess is Santa Claus/Christmas! You love children obviously to devote what you do and both the holiday and your clothes show the sweetness of a child at their best!

Lil girl on board - February 11, 2010 - 10:47 pm

I think one of youR FAVORITES IS your BLOG. I’m sure it’s let you see the worLD IN MANY different ways. I’ve read over a year and certainty has chanGE MY view. Sorry about the caps. Lil Miss wants to TYPE.
nOW WE off to look at doggie pictures on Google

Darlene Burchfield - February 11, 2010 - 10:45 pm

Okay your favorite … mmmmm your boys, diet coke, homegrown 08, a new song from go dog go- Friends, ggod times, good photos, fav saying for a not-so-nice- hotel “dumpy junk”….mmmm Lol Darlene.

Holly's Mama - February 11, 2010 - 10:33 pm

I think your favorite cookie is chocolate chip, at least I think you would love my chocolate chip cookies I am baking right now for my daughter’s valentine’s class party tomorrow!

Diana - February 11, 2010 - 10:32 pm

Your favorite dog~~ Goliath! And Gramma too!

Nancy - February 11, 2010 - 10:23 pm

Your favorite customers…US!

Lisa - February 11, 2010 - 10:14 pm

Besides the obvious things you have shared in your blog, one of your favorite things has to be that you get create clothing that is not ordinary. It is not just a shirt, a skirt, shorts, capris, or a pair of pants. It is a Dance Silly Tank, a Raven Skirt, a Hello Shortie, a Kimmie Straightee, and a Stephanie Big Ruffle that my girl loves to wear.

Rakelle - February 11, 2010 - 10:12 pm

A perfect day that includes McDonalds diet Coke, stalking your favorite blogs, playing with your boys, and creating with your MJC girls.

Powerpuff Mom - February 11, 2010 - 10:10 pm

Hhhmmmm…. Maybe being fortunate enough to give away such awesome stuff!!! Karma for you must be wonderful:-)

Kath - February 11, 2010 - 10:09 pm

Favorite TV show = LOST!! (Mine too!)

C Young - February 11, 2010 - 9:59 pm

having all your new orders sent off, your boys tucked in bed and a glass of wine in your hand. Ahhhhhhhh

Jamie W - February 11, 2010 - 9:57 pm

Character on Lost: Sayid? Cocktail: Captain and Diet Coke?

jen w. - February 11, 2010 - 9:51 pm

I love Diet Coke too and all we eat is organic, whole-from scratch-everything! =) My favorite moment would be reading all the comments on how everyone *LOVED* the things I created and that feeling of when you accomplished something successfully and can reap the rewards of making others happy, only to tomorrow go back and work on the next thing. That is what I love, maybe you do too! I didn’t read all the comments yet… not sure if anyone else said that too. I don’t think you can give that away… although if someone had some MJ clothing to put on their daughter, they would experience that feeling just a bit! =) Maybe it’s the Lovely Bird Dress you featured here and seeing a little girl enjoying it, all part of the accomplishment.

dot+3 - February 11, 2010 - 9:48 pm

Right after everyone else is asleep or right before they all wake up… Laying in bed thinking about how lucky you are to have so many favs… To have an unbelievable family, a warm home, a job you’re passionate about… Wait, maybe that’s me?!?

Karen - February 11, 2010 - 9:43 pm

Target and Diet Coke. Don’t you love driving your cart down the aisles while sipping a McD diet coke!

LQQME2 - February 11, 2010 - 9:41 pm

Maybe it’s one of those moments in your daily life where you say “pinch me, is my life for real?” You have GOT to have moments like that!

Diane - February 11, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Your favorite thing is that moment of pure satisfaction and joy you feel when you know you have just created/sketched/dreamed up a piece that you know a little girl will love, that is completely charming and a total winner…that little solitary moment of pride within yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

Kelli in Texas - February 11, 2010 - 9:31 pm

You have so many favorites, many the same as mine. But, as a mom, I would guess that your very favorite thing is when your adorable boys smile at you real big and say, “I love you, you’re the best mom in the whole wide world!” It always works on me! LOL! BTW, LOVE the Hammond Bay Collection!!!

Mommy and her purple crayon - February 11, 2010 - 9:27 pm

Diet coke must be a favorite drink…of course I remember that because I live in a world of mommies who would not DARE drink Diet Coke (because of the additives, etc.) so when I go to the park…I hide it as I feed my children organic apples.

Kellie C. - February 11, 2010 - 9:26 pm

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say your favorite reptile is a lizard…I mean someone has to guess something out of the ordinary right?

*Twinkle*Toes* - February 11, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Diet COKE =)

Heather - February 11, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Could it be your broken camera that you haven’t replaced yet? Maybe you just can’t bare to see another take its place :)…because it’s your favorite.

Amy Hatcher - February 11, 2010 - 9:21 pm

After following your blog for quite a while, I would have to say some of your favorites are: diet coke from McDonalds, Oreos, Your memories of Goliath, the Barber shop painting you still long for, Your beautiful mighty acorns who smile so beautifully that you wish would never grow older, your wish list from Room and Board, your love for photography, suitcases, Target, probably that new fall line you are working on. You have so many favorite things, I could never list them all. I am just glad you choose us to share them with.

Nicole - February 11, 2010 - 9:13 pm

Art Fairs, your iphone, and photography. These are three things we have incommon, well those and MJC ๐Ÿ™‚

Ashley S. - February 11, 2010 - 9:13 pm

Denise, I bet your favorite season is Spring. You are so bright, so colorful, and so darn hopeful. To me those things all encompass Spring. I myself am a Fall lover, but only because I love the smell wood fires, dropping leaves, and cooler air…and I really hate long, hot summers :).

Sally Escuin - February 11, 2010 - 9:01 pm

Ummm, Sara Brown! Thanks for making my day with your fun posts.

Tamara - February 11, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Well, the first thing that popped into my head was “diet coke.” But it looks like I’m not the only one who thinks that’s your fav. drink. ๐Ÿ™‚

I missed posting last night but I wanted to share that my fav HB outfit is for sure the Wendy Tiered Dress and I’m going to try it with the Perry Big Ruffles. I’m loving so much that it’s really hard to narrow down what I want this season!

pongoandbindi - February 11, 2010 - 8:58 pm

Your favorite things are photography and your family.

Kate S. - February 11, 2010 - 8:57 pm

How about a favourite being the Olympics starting tomorrow here in my backyard? Yeah Canada! ๐Ÿ™‚

Monika - February 11, 2010 - 8:55 pm

I remembered another one… yes, I was thinking about your favorite things while pretending to listen to my husband during dinner, lol. PEONIES! You love how they smell!

Sundee - February 11, 2010 - 8:51 pm

How about a favorite pen or a blanket? I am a BIG blanket girl here in the Midwest winters, and I can’t imagine you wouldn’t be!!

K Squared Mommy - February 11, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Your boys–including David ;), McDonalds Diet Coke, Photography, and Relax Riesling ๐Ÿ™‚

Jenn - February 11, 2010 - 8:47 pm

Your favorite…color? Hmmm…floral? Is that a color? I remember having to interview my Mom when I was in elementary school and one of the questions was “what is her favorite color?” My mom answered, “plaid”. And I was SO upset because she was “cheating” and she wouldn’t pick just one color. I eventually wrote down “plaid” and my teacher just laughed. I think yours is “granny florals”…LOVE THAT. Nothing better than a floral that looks like it was once a pair of bedroom curtains in my opinion!!!


JackieF - February 11, 2010 - 8:46 pm

Aside from Laker Hockey, of course, you love Sara Brown, Capt’n Morgans, The Smoker Painting (that will never fit anywhere you currently live), antique suitcases, and cahdy. Aside from material things, you love to make everyone around you happy, and strive for nothing less! You truly are one of the most unselfish persons I’ve ever met, even though you probably do not remember me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lesli - February 11, 2010 - 8:37 pm

Wow, I am not sure I know you well enough to guess your favorites.. so with that being said, I will guess that your favorite things are being a mother to two wonderful boys and having a diet coke every once in a while is not so bad either!

Mary K - February 11, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Living the American Dream!!!! A great husband, adorable children, terrific friends and family, and an incredable business that YOU created!!!

Holly's Mama - February 11, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Your favorite dress is the Ginger Knot but now the Pepper Knot is a new favorite. Named after one of your favorite friends Pepper!!! And of course everyone knows you love diet coke and it is your favorite drink!

Taira - February 11, 2010 - 8:33 pm

I’m going to say that your favorite “thing” is that little BLUE BIRD OF HAPPINESS that I believe you once said was sitting in your kitchen window….wait, maybe I made that up???

Michelle L - February 11, 2010 - 8:31 pm

My guess? Let’s see family is always #1 and your dedicated and loyal fans! Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

a lovell - February 11, 2010 - 8:31 pm

Your boys (Husband included), McD’s drive thru, MJC family, photography and your Camera Club gals, Captain & Dt. Coke, Room and Board, Target….I don’t know…is this what you were talking about? I’m so horrible at this stuff.

J Ellis - February 11, 2010 - 8:27 pm

I would have to say that watching the kids as they sleep in peaceful dreams would be most mom’s favorite. (no matter how long it took to get them to bed :))

Schoolcraft Girlies - February 11, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Driving up north to the U.P. for a Lakers game with your boys. Of course, you would be sipping on your Diet Coke sight seeing through all of the cute little towns(including Schoolcraft) along the way!

Ana Ramos - February 11, 2010 - 8:17 pm

I forgot to add one of your favorites! I think Diet coke, coffee from McDonald’s and, besides MJ, Paper Lili shirts.

Jessica Jackson - February 11, 2010 - 8:14 pm

Well, I am just a complete stranger to you…but I love your designs and your clothes…and I’ve been keeping up with your blog for a couple of months now. But being a stranger makes it difficult to take a stab at guessing your favorite thing…however, being a mother is a universal understanding. I am going to guess that one of your favorite parts of life is being a mother. Above and beyond everything else…even diet coke at Mickey D’s! Have a great night!

Jennifer M - February 11, 2010 - 8:14 pm

I totally get delivering the valentines on time!!! I sat in the parking lot of Walgreens addressing my daughters 25 min before preschool today! We’ve been snowed in and I hadn’t been to store to get them!!!

Ana Ramos - February 11, 2010 - 8:14 pm

My favorite is chocolate! I could eat all type of chocolate: white, milk chocolate, dark chocolate (my favorite!), with almonds, crunchy… the choices are endless!!

Love the new line! The colors are just gorgeous! Definately our type of colors! LOL

lauren - February 11, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Okay, I have to get in on this, even if I am not eligible to win.:) Your favorite thing is scoring a sweet find at the Salvation Army! I still love my vintage light blue suitcase. Gotta love the oldies but goodies!

Freezing in Florida - February 11, 2010 - 8:13 pm

I think after all the obvious (family, friends, etc.) is bringing your drawings and mix of swatches to LIFE and having the satisfaction that everyone LOVES them and says “I wish I could have thought of that!” and you love Picture Books!

dehrst - February 11, 2010 - 8:06 pm

ohhh…..and where are those sandals from that that girl is wearing in the adult linen picnic dress?!?! Those are MY new favorite!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

dehrst - February 11, 2010 - 8:05 pm

your favorite—TARGET…but favorite place to wish to buy from–room and board ๐Ÿ™‚

Denise - February 11, 2010 - 8:04 pm

OMG these aare my fave comments by fay..they are so fun to read and I remember so many great things…I love this…I wish everyone could win!

Ashley H. - February 11, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Well… I’m going to guess that one of your favorite memories was living across from your Grandmother:) Loved that post..reminded me of my own Grandma!

twinsplus1inatl - February 11, 2010 - 8:01 pm

diet coke, target, your sweet family, the people you work with, Lost…those are just some of what I have gathered from reading your posts. Hmmm….what MJ outfit is your favorite from this line???

luci - February 11, 2010 - 8:01 pm

This is a hard one. Let’s see – it could be YES – the McDonal’s diet coke, Oreo’s., LAker hockey, Hot Cinnamon Sunset Tea, Eva Zeisel’s work, STOCK – the flower, THe “bluebird of hapiness”, the TUNEY, Harajuku girls, Lou Lou Perfume, LOST, Golaith, the table and chairs you posted you wanted so bad. I could go on, but to pick one is too hard. You have so many!!! I am going to say me – LUCI KLUTH _ THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR – HA!!!

RR- MS - February 11, 2010 - 8:01 pm

Mickey “D’s” Diet Coke!!

AnaA - February 11, 2010 - 7:58 pm

Hmmmm…..You love being part of a family. And I think your definition of family includes your husband, children, co-workers and friends who have become family. Actually….I believe what you love can be summed up in one word = connected.

JennE - February 11, 2010 - 7:58 pm

Your favorite TIME OF DAY: In the evening, when you go to tuck in your boys after they’ve fall asleep…don’t we all just love them to pieces when they’re peacefully asleep after another crazy whirlwind of a day!

AC's mom - February 11, 2010 - 7:55 pm

MCDonald’s diet coke!

Isabelle's Mom - February 11, 2010 - 7:54 pm

Your favorites things are modern furniture, vintage clothing, family, and Matilda Jane!

jennp - February 11, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Favorite ladies clothes, other than Matilda Jane = anthropologie

shannon - February 11, 2010 - 7:50 pm

your favorite reisling is RELAX! still on my list to try!

CAM - February 11, 2010 - 7:49 pm

Let’s see…your favorite…that piece of Art that you have wanted David to give you for many years and still don’t have! That tree in your yard that you put tons of christmas lights on, that foreclosure house that you have been trying to get, and of course, diet coke, Paperlili, t-shirts for your boys and Room and Board. ๐Ÿ™‚

Christie - February 11, 2010 - 7:49 pm

Favorite dessert? CUPCAKES…how could that not be right?!

My Little Carolina Girl - February 11, 2010 - 7:47 pm

The fuzzy little hedgehog stuffed animal, the apple green breadbox, Gabe’s shoes that he wouldn’t keep on his feet and the beautiful picture of you and joe in the doorway looking oh so serious, the beauitful door to your friends house which she called sparkletown and all vinitage buildings, cars, gadgets, clothes, and furniture. Finally, Joe’s smile and the fact that he wants to dress up all the girls in his class with Matilda Jane–The boy has good taste and an eye for fashion. Let’s not forget that you love Gabe at this age and you never want him or Joe to get any older.

Head over Heels for Hammond Bay - February 11, 2010 - 7:45 pm

David, Gabe and Joe, learning to take pictures, hockey, decorating at Christmas, breadboxes, painting, that house down the street that you have been trying to buy, northern Michigan(me too)and your nieces and nephews…should I go on??!!!

amy - February 11, 2010 - 7:44 pm

You love the last weekend in June…it’s 435 & both David & your birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚

DANIELLE - February 11, 2010 - 7:43 pm

well i would have to say that looking back and refelcting on things from your your life witch would in include your kids hubby mjc girls would have to be a fav because those are things in life that make you HAPPY and inspire you and make you who you are! ……..also the barber shop painting i would have to say is a fav of yours.

JamieHicks - February 11, 2010 - 7:43 pm

Your favorite…hmmms, antique shopping ๐Ÿ™‚ Now what was the name of that guy who had the INSANE collection of knick knacks? Man those pics of his collection you showed us rocked!!!!

WhitleyKate's mom - February 11, 2010 - 7:42 pm

Wow! It looks like these girls have so many of them covered! What is it about McDonald’s diet coke? I think people everywhere agree on that one! Whitley Kate would say your fave movie is Matilda LOL! Your handsome little boys are definitely among your faves…what is it with little boys and their mommies? My oldest still holds my hand, and he’s 13! You love Paperlili, and I’m glad you shared that! ๐Ÿ™‚ You love the art fairs, and all of the unique goodies you would go home with! Have a great night!

betsy - February 11, 2010 - 7:40 pm

I’m going to say one of your favorite things is shopping on the internet ๐Ÿ˜‰

Amber - February 11, 2010 - 7:39 pm

Yes, definitely Lost and Diet Cokes….your sweet, sweet boys, all your Trunk Keepers and I’d have to say being extravagantly generous is one of your favorite things because you do it all the time!!

Carrie - February 11, 2010 - 7:35 pm

Your favorites? I know we have Northern Michigan in common….. along with wish lists. ๐Ÿ™‚

berni - February 11, 2010 - 7:34 pm

Favorites, hmmm…I’m certain Diet Coke from McDonald’s is somewhere on that list. I read/ heard somewhere that Mcd has a patent on their syrup/ carbonated water ratio and that the diameter of their straws optimize the mixture somehow. Anyways, I digress but I thought you would find the fun fact-ish comment. Don’t you love when there is someone out there says something so silly you giggle and think to yourself, “Wow, I’m not the only one without a filter!”.

jennifer - February 11, 2010 - 7:33 pm

besides your family, I know you like to take pictures!!!:):)

Melanie H. - February 11, 2010 - 7:32 pm

Lost–Your favorite show
Joe–Your favorite boy whose smile lights up a room
Gabe–Your favorite Beast
Snickers–Your favorite candy bar
Diet Coke from McD’s–Your favorite soda
Hockey–Your favorite sport
Sparkle–Your favorite quality
Generosity–My favorite thing about YOU, your huge, huge heart!

broke_mom_to_4_girls - February 11, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Your favorite thing must be making little girls smile. Otherwise you wouldn’t make these adorable clothes season after season. I’ve always found it interesting that a mother of boys puts so much thought and love into clothes for girls! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m very thankful you do! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mary R. - February 11, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Your hubs and your precious boys. The way you speak about your little guys always makes me smile. :o)

Melody Jones - February 11, 2010 - 7:29 pm

PINK AND GREEN STRIPES…with a preferance for Tank Tops.

McDonalds Diet Coke, drive through only.
Captain and Diet Coke

Lynna's mom - February 11, 2010 - 7:28 pm

Your customers are among your favorite people. You love making awesome clothes for us to put on our little princesses!

Amitha - February 11, 2010 - 7:26 pm

I know your favorite cocktail is rum and coke!
I know one of your favorite hockey players is Dominic Osman!
There are many more but they have already been said!

Jennifer R - February 11, 2010 - 7:25 pm

Your favorite things are doing kind things for others, boys, diet coke and hockey. I am sure there are more but just a guess.

Cristen S - February 11, 2010 - 7:23 pm

Favorite Sport – Hockey?

That is ours for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Monika - February 11, 2010 - 7:22 pm

Oh, and photography!!! Must be a favorite!!! How could I forget? Lightroom must be your favorite editing program…

Jen - February 11, 2010 - 7:22 pm

Your favorite decade…………the 80s!

Emily - February 11, 2010 - 7:21 pm

I think one of your favorite things is to tell cute stories about your little guys (that’s my favorite thing too ๐Ÿ™‚ ). If your anything like me your favorite time of day is right before the kids fall asleep, after baths and books but before they drift off. That is when they love to snuggle up and talk (and I usually end up falling asleep with them lol).

Monika - February 11, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Forgot Boone’s Farm Wine!!!!

Jodi Randolph - February 11, 2010 - 7:18 pm

rum and Diet Coke…..your favorite cocktail.

AmyH - February 11, 2010 - 7:18 pm

Your favorite TV Show is Lost. Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, your favorite boys that you love are David, Joe and Gabe.

Jodi Randolph - February 11, 2010 - 7:18 pm

Photography is your favorite hobby.

Chantena - February 11, 2010 - 7:17 pm

Favorite things–You love Books, Watching Joe, & Diet Coke. There are lots more im sure but those things just stuck out in my head, especially the Watching Joe thing, Because I love to just set and watch Milan my little girl. When you watch them you can’t help but smile!

Jeannine - February 11, 2010 - 7:17 pm

Your sweet sweet boys (of course your hubby is included)…

mom2four - February 11, 2010 - 7:15 pm

As a girl who grew up in Ft. Wayne, I’m guessing that your favorite salad in the city is Casa’s salad!!! I know it is mine and I must visit Casa’s everytime I come home. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mere Oh Oh - February 11, 2010 - 7:14 pm

favs: family, especially the mighty acorns. diet coke, winter sports, doing what you love at the 435, your 92 strong MJ trunk keepers.

Incognito - February 11, 2010 - 7:08 pm

I am SO LOVING the story of your wisdom teeth… I am truly laughing out loud and wishing I could think to do stuff like that – HILARIOUS!! I’m sitting here pondering… I’m thinking your favorite “everyone can afford store” has to be Target – who doesn’t love Target!?! McDonald’s… for sure – believe me it is SO my favorite fast-food, only for the fries and the diet coke though. From Hammond Bay… well, obviously you like it all or you wouldn’t have put it thru production, BUT when I see the Betsy Bubble… to me it just screams you! Know that if I could squeeze my 3 year old in that sweet little thing I would – I think that is one of your favorites!?! Oh!!! And one more thing -your favorite thing at Anne Tirey’s Studio is her walls covered in inspiration!! ๐Ÿ™‚

happytobemom - February 11, 2010 - 7:07 pm

your own bedtime after tucking the boys in

Katie*D - February 11, 2010 - 7:06 pm

Your kitchen favorite…bread boxes. Favorite past time would have to be reading blogs, because you have several favorite blogs you enjoy reading. I now am hooked on paperlili! Favorite drink of course, Diet Coke – that way you can enjoy a hamburger as well.

susie reed - February 11, 2010 - 7:05 pm

Your boys, beautiful fabric, and David. [ha] Sorry, David.

Mere Oh Oh - February 11, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Your favorite things: doing what you love at the 435, your 3 bundle of joys, diet coke, your new pet Sammy, your 92 Matilda Jane trunk keepers.

Monika - February 11, 2010 - 6:57 pm

Awww, I miss the days when the first poster won a prize, lol. Of course, if that was the case, I would never be first… just the way life goes!

Ok, first things that popped in my mind that you didn’t list already:

Sara Brown = your favorite girl,
The Lakers = your favorite hockey team,
The Alchemist = your favorite book,

And I suppose the Lovely Bird is your favorite HB dress ;-).

Mama Urchin - February 11, 2010 - 6:55 pm

I guess saying your favorite hockey team is the lakers doesn’t count ๐Ÿ™‚

Amanda - February 11, 2010 - 6:54 pm

Ummmmmm favorites, huh?? Hockey, Diet Coke, McDonald’s, Target, adorable toothless grins, summer art fairs, and…..favorite girl’s name – Matilda Jane. Did I get a few right?? LOL

Megan P - February 11, 2010 - 6:54 pm

Matilda is you favorite girl’s name. What a beautiful name it is! You would think my little girls name is Matilda with all the cute MJ clothes she has LOL

Rach- the retired OG - February 11, 2010 - 6:53 pm

So let’s see…some favorites of Denise’s-

Well of course the fam, always a favorite.
Then there is Diet Coke which you mentioned but you like it better with a little Captain Morgan.
Target- I was there tonight in fact.
Beatles (did you ever watch the concert or cartoons?)
taking pictures (which you are fabulous at but you don’t realize your own fabulosity.
Lost- who DOESN’T like this show (Did you realize they talked about buidling the runway that the 2nd plane landed on in season 2?) Amazing what you discover if you go back and watch the old episodes.
Creating things.

How many am I supposed to list?

Tammy - February 11, 2010 - 6:53 pm

I know you love your niece, that little girl that you forgot her 16th birthday, and those ripe veggies from the farmer’s market. I know I have so many favorites and so do you. We are mothers and our favorites will always be our kids.

Liberiben - February 11, 2010 - 6:49 pm

Modern chic furniture, gosh, I wish I could afford it too. Your family, photography(you are a woman of many talents), and peace and quiet, I’m not so sure about the last one, but I know I love it when I get it:).

Tracy D - February 11, 2010 - 6:46 pm

Your favorite drink is Diet Coke, of course. That’s the first thing that popped into my silly, little, sleep deprived head. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tracy D

JJARMOM - February 11, 2010 - 6:46 pm

**TARGET** is your favorite store! ๐Ÿ˜‰

LAM - February 11, 2010 - 6:44 pm

Your family, hockey, diet coke…

Aurora Arceo - February 11, 2010 - 6:42 pm

Another McDonalds diet coke!

Ana - February 11, 2010 - 6:40 pm

your favorite drink – diet coke from McDOnald (like mine)

My Husband thinks I'm crazy :) - February 11, 2010 - 6:38 pm

You’re favorite McDonalds milkshake flavor is Vanilla

lauren - February 11, 2010 - 6:37 pm

Denise…we already knew you were the coolest chic in the neighborhood, even before reading your friend’s cute post. XOXO

My Husband thinks I'm crazy :) - February 11, 2010 - 6:37 pm

You’re favorite holiday is Christmas because you enjoy spending time with family!!!

Amie O. - February 11, 2010 - 6:31 pm

Your little boys