Good Morning my Cuteness

Pretty much every morning gabe crawls into my bed, rubs my cheek and says “Good morning my cuteness.”

We’ve got aΒ  packed day and I need to get the “newsletter” done by tomorrow night. So I’ll have a answer for you real soon. I kinda know which one, there’s 3 that stick in my head but David has his opinions too! And sometimes they don’t match up!

Off to the office, clean the new house and then picking up Carla. She’s bringing her 10 yr old daughter with her, Thais. She may be 11 or 12, I forget but she’s a doll! It’ll be her first time at MJC, well, actually in Indiana!

Have a great Saturday!

Katie M. - February 22, 2010 - 10:42 pm

hello my cuteness- hehe- I want to squeeze that kid- he is so sweet!

carla smith - February 22, 2010 - 2:01 pm

i’m a day late but i have a newsleter idea for you, look in your picture book, the little green rocking chair with the lettering

club MJC loyal royal

my favorite part of my morning is when my daughter erica crawls into our bed at the wee hour of 6am, sweet joe is just precious!

Rach- drama queen's mommy - February 22, 2010 - 1:24 pm

So I was checking the blog last night and Kylee walks up to the computer looks at Gabe and announces to me…now THAT’s the man I’m going to marry. He is so cute…. and I had to agree that yes he is cute and she is only 5 so she doesn’t need to think about marriage yet. I just love how her little mind assumes that she can just pick out a boy and in 16 years she will marry him. ha ha.

saoirse's mom - February 22, 2010 - 1:14 pm

what a sweetheart!

Cynthia - February 22, 2010 - 4:37 am

Gabe is a doll! What a sweet thing for a little boy to say. Ashlyn makes a point of giving me a kiss and telling me I’m the best mommy in the world at least once a day (sometimes 10 times a day). I think she does it because she wants to hear my response…she’s the best daughter in the world!

Bum-Bull-Bee - February 21, 2010 - 11:13 am

YAY! Cleaning the new house! It’s all so real! Enjoy! Happy Saturday and Sunday to y’all too! Can’t wait to get the Newsletter/Telegraph! I love the word telegraph!

Beautifulclothing - February 21, 2010 - 10:41 am

Great! I am so looking forward to the newsletter.

Denise - February 21, 2010 - 9:39 am

The newletter will be sent to everyone in our database. if you have purchased form us before you are certainly in it. If not, I’ll have to ask David to create a link. That boy always needs more work to do!!

Isabella's Mom - February 21, 2010 - 8:26 am

I love that boy so much!!!

Jessica Johnson - February 20, 2010 - 5:31 pm

He is so darn Cute! Can’t imagine waking up each day with that said to me. Starting each day off on the right foot!

Sundee - February 20, 2010 - 4:52 pm

That is so very sweet. I am relishing every moment of my little guy right now! He things I invented the moon and stars!
Thank you for sharing yours with us.

gran - February 20, 2010 - 4:41 pm

I think Gabe has the title for the newsletter with the Good morning my cuteness. Use it or not, it is the most wonderful of ways to start a day.
Gabe, you have it together in this picture! I enjoyed it so much.
Thinking of all of the excitement at your home with the upcoming move.

Jill Hoglund - February 20, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Just wondering…. how does one go about getting these newsletters or getting updates like these?

Tina M - February 20, 2010 - 3:33 pm

Oh he is the sweetest thing! *wub* Just realized I don’t think I included the address or size in my submission…ah well.. I’m sure you’ll pick a good winner! Yeah on the house!!! :0)

Michelle Huesgen - February 20, 2010 - 2:50 pm

yay!! Have cleaning my friend…I have a massive headache…maybe I should get off the computer.

luci - February 20, 2010 - 12:22 pm

Jillian is soon to be 3 in a few weeks. Every morning she comes to me and gives me hugs and kisses and tell me “Mommy – you my favorite, but don’t tell daddy” Then she goes to Daddy and says “Daddy you my favorite, but don’t tell mommy – she will cry – it is our secret”
I am not sure where they get these things from!!

Holly's Mama - February 20, 2010 - 12:13 pm

Gabe is so sweet! I love it when kids say those sweet sayings. And I love cuddling with my girl in the bed too. Congratulations on the house!

Newbs - February 20, 2010 - 9:50 am

Love those goggles! And what a sweet, sweet way to start the day!

fruit punch tulip - February 20, 2010 - 8:45 am

How can a day go wrong when it starts off like that? Out of the mouth of babes – Just love it!

Tracy D - February 20, 2010 - 8:27 am

Is he in Command Central? Looks like a kiddo kinda place. πŸ™‚

Sophia's Mom - February 20, 2010 - 7:49 am

Children can say the sweetest things….I love those kind of moments. Enjoy entering the house as “YOURS.” Can’t wait for the newsletter πŸ™‚

JJARMOM - February 20, 2010 - 7:39 am

What a sweet way to get up in the morning! πŸ™‚

Emily - February 20, 2010 - 7:34 am

LOVE the picture! Have a great day & weekend!

christine - February 20, 2010 - 7:04 am

What a great way to greet the day!

miss*jen - February 20, 2010 - 7:00 am

that just might be the sweetest thing ever. The love between us and our kiddos is so surreal and humbling. sigh…. πŸ™‚
Good morning my cuteness would make a good newsletter title πŸ™‚
I also liked that Dear Jane someone mentioned. or maybe 435 love notes? How are you ever going to decide?? yikes!

Katelyn's Mommy - February 20, 2010 - 6:42 am

Aw… so sweet! Have a nice weekend!

Beautifulclothing - February 20, 2010 - 6:37 am

He is so cute Denise. Have a nice weekend!

Daydream Believer

Pure happiness at this house. It has been just under a year since we’ve been trying to buy the house down the street. Yesterday, while I was in Las Vegas with Lynette, David called and said we got it. Wow, it is like disbelief.Β  The funny thing is , some of you have actually seen it before it was mine. We had the keys and even the utilities in our name for a while now. I just couldn’t let it set there and get that empty feeling. This is the most amazing feeling, to want something so bad, to push for it and push, and finally get it. And I may sound odd, cuz i am not spiritual, well okay a bit, but I swear a greater force had a lot to do with it than just luck. Cuz it seriously wasn’t luck. So when you all come to 435 on June 25th and 26th, I’ll take you to see it. I like it. And you are all welcome to visit!! WOW

A few exciting things are coming your way real soon, maybe even as soon as this weekend. The girls at 435 and some of our TK’s are helping us write a newsletter. Oh, you know what. I need help, what the heck am I gonna call this newsletter thing? I thought about The 435 Folk (us)Β and the MJC Field ( Tk’s) but I’m not sold on it. Any ideas?Β  I need them quick cuz I’m supposed to get the first one out tomorrow. It’s just fun talk from the folks at 435 and a few TK’s. I think you’ll like it. I had the idea today as we were going through the carwash!!

Alright ladies (and a few of you guys) I’ve gotta get back to work. We’ve got some exciting stuff heading your way and the sooner I get to work the sooner I can tell you all about it.

Next Page - September 11, 2010 - 7:58 pm

Cheers from Germany, check out my: about Next Page,

Sophia's Mom - February 20, 2010 - 9:51 am

Okay…keep thinking of more….Untold stories of 435, Straight from Matilda’s Mouth, or even Matilda’s Mouth (that was my husbands idea), Notes from the 435 Family, Chitter Chat from 435, Ramblings from Matilda and her family…..once again, I hope I didn’t take anyone’s posted idea.

warm again in Florida - February 20, 2010 - 8:53 am

“Knot so predictable News” or “The jane journal”

Sophia's Mom - February 20, 2010 - 7:59 am

Ok, this one may have already been stated, and if it has im sorry…Tales from a Knot Addict or Thoughts from a Knot Addict. We are all very ADDICTED to Matilda Jane and the blog:)

Tatum - February 20, 2010 - 6:44 am

I think Sashadvm has got it…Fun with Trunk and Jane! “Look Jane Look! See the pretty dress. Look Spot look! See the happy people! Funny, Funny, Jane.”

Denise - February 20, 2010 - 6:28 am

Ha..I thought it was Kimmie- I’ll ask him when he gets back in from running!! OMG so funny

Karen S. - February 20, 2010 - 5:18 am

Inspiration, that’s what you should call it; because this all started from your “Brain spinning”. This is all these creative things you have in your head, and let out! Not everyone has the guts to just let them out!

sashadvm - February 19, 2010 - 11:33 pm

my 4 year old suggested “my pretty ballerina dress” lol.

how about The Paper Jane, or vice versa?

are you having fun watching us spit this all out?

Katie M. - February 19, 2010 - 11:26 pm

Hey so I was just wondering- which dress is it that David named after one of his old girlfriends????

Bum-bull-bee - February 19, 2010 - 11:07 pm

Congrats Denise! Kharma blessed in return! An amazing home for an amazing family! May it always be filled with love and laughter!

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 10:31 pm

The Trunk on the Bay, The Daydreaming Trunk

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 10:30 pm

The Jane of My Existence, Trunkin’ Crunkin’ (that’s my husband’s suggestion…ummmm), The Trunkcicle, Trunking and Janing, Meanwhile, Back at the Bay

Beautifulclothing - February 19, 2010 - 9:42 pm

The moments at Matilda. I am still pondering……..

Erin (Ava, Lily & Claire's mom) - February 19, 2010 - 8:45 pm

How ’bout Tips from Trunks, Trunking Trends, Field Fads? Love the new pics, can we see more from the second collection, pretty please:)

one and one - February 19, 2010 - 8:36 pm

Without reading through all of them….

For the TK’s how about:
‘Behind the curtain’
‘Backstage Babbler’
‘Trunk Talk’
‘The Velvet Rope’
‘red carpet chat(ter)’

For the regular peeps what about:
‘435 Grapevine’
‘The loop’
‘MJC Musings’

sashadvm - February 19, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Fun with Trunk and Jane, Fun with Jane, Run jane run!

sashadvm - February 19, 2010 - 8:28 pm

becoming jane…

sashadvm - February 19, 2010 - 8:27 pm


gina stinnett - February 19, 2010 - 8:01 pm

after reviewing some ideas,(((paper dolls))) and (((dear jane))) are my faves

Shevaun in chilly maine - February 19, 2010 - 5:34 pm

congrats on your house so exciting, everyone is waaayyy more creative than I…
love notes from the 435

Dawn - February 19, 2010 - 4:16 pm

How about Material Girls??!! or Trunk Tales…..

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 4:14 pm

The Talking Trunk, Matildanertia, The Dish at 435, Roving Matilda

christine - February 19, 2010 - 4:03 pm

Just another one: AT THE BAY

Skye Johansen - February 19, 2010 - 3:55 pm

I’M SO HAPPY FOR THE MILLER HOUSE!!!!! Save the pink bathroom for me and Katie!! That house is amazing and I’m so happy that you guys get to make that your home!! CONGRATS!

Day to the Oh - February 19, 2010 - 3:15 pm

Oh, Denise. I just skimmed through these and you have so many great options here. I really like Dear Jane and Tales from the Trunk, but why pick one?
Pick your fave for the name and then choose a few others like “Bits and Pieces” for names of different sections within the newsletter. Hotline Happenings or Dear Jane could be about the chatter coming from outside 435 (like testimonials, letters, etc…) Another section for Words from the MAsta, one for upcoming, randomness, etc… The 411 of 435!!!

Tracy - February 19, 2010 - 3:06 pm

How about “Paper Dolls” because that’s what you do! I just had the worst day EVER and it’s way easier to think of pretty things than to focus on what today was about… simple yet perfect and that’s what our girls look like when they wear MJC anyway – beautiful Paper Dolls~
I love you guys!

Day to the Oh - February 19, 2010 - 3:01 pm

I’m a little late, but how about “Wee Bits”
or “Bits and Pieces” since you love piecing fabric, friends, and LIFE together?!?!?!? xo

Alli's Mommy - February 19, 2010 - 2:50 pm

The Chronicles of 435 would be awesome. Or the Chronicles of a Trunk Keeper….

amy - February 19, 2010 - 2:46 pm

how about, “KNOT WHAT IT SEAMS…”

berni - February 19, 2010 - 2:44 pm

“Trunk Talk” (can be abbreviated to T^2) Congratulations on your new house!

Amber L - February 19, 2010 - 2:14 pm

Knot Squad. Knot Scoop. or Talk Soup.

warm again in Florida - February 19, 2010 - 2:08 pm

Studio 435! (not sure if this has been said)

Sophia's Mom - February 19, 2010 - 2:03 pm many good ones already…how about….Happy Thoughts from 435? Im gonna keep thinking….
Congrats on the house!!!

Justinsmom123 - February 19, 2010 - 2:01 pm

435 BUZZ

Paci Smuggla (Kathy G) - February 19, 2010 - 1:22 pm

“Chronicles of Matilda Jane”
A historical record of events!:) What can I say, I’m a big fan! Congrats on the house.

5AmericansInEngland - February 19, 2010 - 12:16 pm

Miss American Pie ?? I was just thinking of the song…”my my..miss american pie…”

Lori - February 19, 2010 - 12:13 pm

Coffee talk @435.. Abc to xyz from mjc….the junkytrunk times

Juju - February 19, 2010 - 12:11 pm

What do you think about “The 435 Exchange”, or The MJC Coffee Table, or The MJC Bistro Talk. Or simply Girl Talk.

Snowyinco - February 19, 2010 - 11:52 am

Matilda Jane Chronicles, Fly on the Wall, From Paper Dolls to Paper Trails, Live and In Color, The MJC Guide to the Universe, May the Force (Of MJC) Be With You,

Tracy D - February 19, 2010 - 11:50 am

Just thought of another neat take on words, literally woke me up from my sleep after working night shift at the hospital: “The Knotline”. Tracy

Snowyinco - February 19, 2010 - 11:44 am

How about The Matilda Jane Scuttlebutt?

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 11:20 am

The Smiling Trunk

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 11:19 am

Daydreamer 435

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 11:17 am

Party of 435

Monika - February 19, 2010 - 11:06 am

How about “MJC Backstage News” (thinking about the band theme here, lol).

Lucky little lady - February 19, 2010 - 10:33 am

How about this “Matilda Jane, From home and across America”

AmyH - February 19, 2010 - 9:55 am

How about ‘From the 435’? Like when people from Atlanta say ‘From the 303’. 303 is Atlanta’s area code.

Diane C. - February 19, 2010 - 9:55 am

Sorry changing the “Name” on that last entry to Diane C.

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:54 am

MJC in a Nutshell or MJC Spotlight or The MJC Clothesline or The MJC Clothesline at 435 or Let’s Talk….MJC or MJC Happenings

I didn’t read thru the others so sorry if these have been mentioned…I was trying to hurry!

Incognito - February 19, 2010 - 9:51 am

The Post at 435 or The MJC Post or The Trunk Times or The MJC Observer or The 435 Review πŸ™‚

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:45 am

The MJ Muse or The Trunkkeeper’s Muse

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:36 am

Help! I can’t stop! I am getting OCD on this!

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:36 am

Beat of 435, Beat of the Trunk

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:34 am

From Trunk to Home, Trunkology, MJology, Matildaology, 435ology, Matildatrivia, Unpreditabology, At the Heart of 435, or just The 435.

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:30 am

From Field to 435, Heart-to-Heart at 435, Confabulation 435, Jane Exchange, Rappin’ Trunks

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:18 am

Journal of the Janes, Journaling Janes, The Babbling Trunk

Brandi Kullman - February 19, 2010 - 9:18 am

How about The Growing Pains & Joys of MJC! or The Growing Pains & Joys of 435!

Beautifulclothing - February 19, 2010 - 9:16 am

How about The Matilda Jane diaries. I hope someone has not said that already.

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:13 am

The Family Tree-Notes from 435, Keeper of the Jane, Dish from the Trunk

sashadvm - February 19, 2010 - 9:10 am

the jane report

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:09 am

The Jive at 435

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:08 am

Off the Hanger, Janes’ Oracle,

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 9:02 am

Notes from the Trunk, The Tide at 435, The Great Trunk, The Keeping of the Trunk, Keeper of the Trunk,

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 8:57 am

Field Notes…Trunk Notes…Field Notes at 435…Unpredictable Dialogues, A Slice of 435, Trunk Trends, Pretty Little Things, Matildawood, In the Know at MJ, 435 Dialogues, Free Range 435, 435 Backstory,

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 8:46 am

Let me redo this with commas. I had listed, but it came out one long sentence. Ideas: Matildapedia, The 435 Buzz, Trunkin’ Along, Inside the Trunk, Trunk Tales, Between the Lines at 435, Unpredictable Express, Voice of the Trunk, …back with more.

Diane - February 19, 2010 - 8:40 am

Hmmmm, here are some ideas:


The 435 Buzz

Trunkin’ Along

Trunk Tales

Between the Lines at 435

Unpredictable Express

Inside the Trunk

Laura P - February 19, 2010 - 7:50 am

Congrats on the house! What great news! We’ve been praying for you. How about “Jane Chat”. How about more Slim Jims in size 8.

stacifromtexas - February 19, 2010 - 7:49 am

Congrats on the house…also love the new pics!!

DKW - February 19, 2010 - 7:47 am

I’m voting for “Knot News”. (Knot that you asked for our votes!)

Colleen Genovese - February 19, 2010 - 7:30 am

I like “Once upon a Jane….” or “Where’s Matilda?”(Mia helped with that one!) Congrats on the house….we are in the home selling/buying thing right now and not a lot of fun!!!

Melissa Taylor - February 19, 2010 - 7:23 am

How about “knot soo nice” or “random ramblings at 435”.

Erin (Ava, Lily & Claire's mom) - February 19, 2010 - 7:23 am

How about…Discovering MJC, Matilda Jane Trends and Tips, Trunk Talk at 435…and oh my, the pics of what I assume to be Hammond Bay’s second collection are amazing!

Newbs - February 19, 2010 - 7:17 am

“Dear Jane”

WhitleyKate's mom - February 19, 2010 - 6:54 am

Congrats on the house! I just love some of these ideas! “Inside News from the 435”, “Knotty Janes”

There are so many awesome suggestions!

Newbs - February 19, 2010 - 6:46 am

“TattleTrunk” “The Ruffle Record” “Tales from the Trunk”

Kay Snyder - February 19, 2010 - 6:39 am

The 435

Lisa W - February 19, 2010 - 6:21 am

Knot News, MJC Ramblings, MJC Sentinal…..
Congrats on the house!

gran - February 19, 2010 - 6:13 am

Adding my “happy for your family” about the new house. You really did win at Las Vegas, right?
Enjoyed reading all the suggestions, seems like knot, unpredictable or smile should be there somewhere. So many creative ideas!

Tracy - February 19, 2010 - 6:11 am

“Knot Knotes” gets my vote. So glad you got the house first on your “wish list.” Now to go back to R&B for those other items… Congrats!!!

Brandy Day - February 19, 2010 - 5:52 am

OMG Please say that floral adult skirt is coming in March???? love it

April W. - February 19, 2010 - 5:48 am

“Keepin up with the Keepers” ( I’m a Kardashian fan)

The chronicals @ 435″

christine - February 19, 2010 - 4:27 am

Just from your blog “435 Fun Talk”

*TKJT* - February 19, 2010 - 1:01 am

Congrats on the house!

Lil - February 19, 2010 - 12:29 am

I am so Happy for you and the family πŸ™‚ I have heard you mention that house so many times, I know you have to be on cloud 10..

You so deserve the house, we all know you’ve had a ruff couple of months and this is your luck turning back around.. Now you can get the new frig. and that painting you’ve been wanting for so long. (hint David)

I love to see others dream come true and I think this is one of you dreams.. Enjoy it!
And ya know what Denise.. Since it is your dream home, my guess is you will be spending the rest of your life there… So I would simply call it HOME SWEET HOME!!!!!
I am very happy for you and the family.. πŸ™‚

ML - February 19, 2010 - 12:00 am

The Knotty & Nice from 435!

Knot*Addicted - February 18, 2010 - 11:55 pm

‘Unpredictable Update’
‘435 and more’
‘Knot Times’
‘What’s Up or Knot at 435’
‘The Knoticles’

Tracy D - February 18, 2010 - 11:47 pm

“Fort Jane”
The Hotline”
The Knot News”

Tracy πŸ™‚

Terese - February 18, 2010 - 11:46 pm

Congrats on your new home!

Name: “Home & Trunks”

Lucky little lady - February 18, 2010 - 11:14 pm

Oh I remember now….Unpredictable Bits….Lame huh?

Lucky little lady - February 18, 2010 - 11:11 pm

Awesome, Congratulations on your new home. What total happiness. My first thought when you said you need a name for your newsletter was something like “A Bit Unpredictable” I had a really cool take of that in my head, and before I could write it down, big Miss came outta bed and I had to chase her back in. And because I have a Mommy brain, I for the life of me can’t think of it.

Justinsmom123 - February 18, 2010 - 10:47 pm

Got You Covered MJC Style!

Justinsmom123 - February 18, 2010 - 10:43 pm

What’s New In the Truck?

Justinsmom123 - February 18, 2010 - 10:42 pm

One Knot at a Time

Justinsmom123 - February 18, 2010 - 10:39 pm

Here’s the 435.

Nancy - February 18, 2010 - 10:37 pm

How about the “Master Knot Cruncher and her Posse”

susie reed - February 18, 2010 - 10:34 pm

“The Trunk Line”

Sashadvm - February 18, 2010 - 10:32 pm

Cup of Jane

Sashadvm - February 18, 2010 - 10:30 pm

The word of jane…mj tidings…The Jane report…The knot account…the knot report…the 435 dispatch

Tracy Moore - February 18, 2010 - 10:24 pm

Yeah on the new house!!! What an exciting time!!! Newsletter title: Matilda Jane Junkies. My trunk keeper and I were just talking about the house at my trunk show!!! So excited for this line, my daughter has fallen in love with all pieces, the Elephant t-shirt!!! It will be a Easter basket gift!!!

Sashadvm - February 18, 2010 - 10:20 pm

I still like across the Ohio..
See what happens when u ge. An iphone and you are laying in bed with dd after her surgery? She’s snuggled in and snoozing and I am wide awake
more 2 come

Newbs - February 18, 2010 - 10:19 pm

“Trunk Talk”

Lisa - February 18, 2010 - 10:19 pm

Straight from the Knot

Sashadvm - February 18, 2010 - 10:16 pm

The jane authority….435 in knots….to be or knot to be…the Jane gang

JulieR - February 18, 2010 - 10:09 pm

MJC Musings
Cheeky Chatter

Justinsmom123 - February 18, 2010 - 10:08 pm

Ruffles, Peasants and Knots OH MY!

Darlene Burchfield - February 18, 2010 - 10:07 pm

How about “Unpredictable News from 435 and the Gang”…

Justinsmom123 - February 18, 2010 - 10:05 pm

Its all About Matilda Jane

Justinsmom123 - February 18, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Field Of MJC Dreams.

Sashadvm - February 18, 2010 - 10:03 pm

The fabric of our lives…..junk in my trunk….the professor…KNOT!….see Jane run

Justinsmom123 - February 18, 2010 - 10:00 pm

Its the Smackdown from 435!

Megan {Shabby Blogs} - February 18, 2010 - 9:59 pm

Folk & Field πŸ™‚

Lisa - February 18, 2010 - 9:59 pm

Platinum News

Sashadvm - February 18, 2010 - 9:55 pm


Mrs.doubtfire69 - February 18, 2010 - 9:52 pm

How about “Unpredictable Chatter”

Sashadvm - February 18, 2010 - 9:51 pm

The Jane chronicles

435 moments

accross the Ohio

the keepers

Beautifulclothing - February 18, 2010 - 9:51 pm

My husband and I are pondering at the moment…..????….how about If not The Matilda Monthly or The Jane Journal, how about The Miraculous Matilda. That’s Great!! I thought of that by the way not him. lol

JJARMOM - February 18, 2010 - 9:46 pm

I want my MJC!

beth - February 18, 2010 - 9:42 pm

Jane Says…
MJC Gazette
From 435 with love…

Melanie H. - February 18, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Wow! What wonderful & clever ideas for the newsletter! I think Jane Says is my favorite one, used to love me some Jane’s Addiction!
Congrats on the house Denise, I can totally relate & am so excited for you guys! Hope that all goes well with the move! We are in the process of moving to a house we bought a year ago & have been renovating…it’s been wild & we are ready to be home! (Oh, would be nice if our current house would sell!)
Can’t wait to read the new newsletter! How cool is that! Have a great night!

Erin Spencer - February 18, 2010 - 9:31 pm

News from Inside the Trunk….by the way anyone addicted to the Olympics?? Cant get enough…GO USA!!!!

Taira - February 18, 2010 - 9:27 pm

435 Fodder? 435 Chatter?

gena - February 18, 2010 - 9:26 pm

Ok I don’t know about a name for your newsletter but I really want to know what took so long for you to finally get your house. I know real estate is different in areas of the us but what the heck was the hold up? Oh and I really really love the peasant top with the deliah ruffle fabric. So cute! That was my favorite outfit of all time the deliah ruffles and the vintage ellie halter to bad my little one had to go and get bigger so sad grew out of it πŸ˜‰

bez mom - February 18, 2010 - 9:23 pm

I like The Idea of calling the news letter “The Field & Folk”. It has a nice ring to it!

Beautifulclothing - February 18, 2010 - 9:20 pm

How about something short, sweet and straight to the point, “The Matilda Monthly”! Or
“The Jane Journal. I like them both. Congrats on your house. I understand how it feels when you want something so bad and you get it. I am in the same boat at the moment.
Good luck with the name.

Denise - February 18, 2010 - 9:20 pm

David just yelled to me, “Honey, these girls are gotta read yoru comments..” and he so speaks the truth. I love ’em all and am so giggling.

Katelyn's Mommy - February 18, 2010 - 9:20 pm

Congratulations on the house!!

Erin Spencer - February 18, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Jane Says

saoirse's mom - February 18, 2010 - 9:11 pm

whoa! congrats on the house! what about ‘435 news’ . . . keeping it simple!

Lisa - February 18, 2010 - 9:08 pm

Knot Knotes

Taira - February 18, 2010 - 9:07 pm

How about the “Jane’s Addiction”??? Catchy, eh πŸ™‚

Newbs - February 18, 2010 - 9:06 pm

Sorry, didn’t separate well….”Elephant Ears” “Flair from 435” “The Elephant Expose'” “The Junk in the Trunk” “The Jive from 435”

Amie - February 18, 2010 - 9:06 pm

” The Junk in our Trunk ” or ” What’s the Junk in the Trunk “

Newbs - February 18, 2010 - 9:03 pm

How about:
Elephant Ears
Flair from 435
The Elephant Expose’
The Junk in the Trunk
The Jive from 435
Congrats on the house Denise….been a long time coming!

JJARMOM - February 18, 2010 - 8:57 pm

435 or Bust!

JJARMOM - February 18, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Where’s the trunk? OK I think that’s it. Hope you find a good one πŸ™‚

JJARMOM - February 18, 2010 - 8:52 pm

Janes in the Trunk LOL πŸ™‚

Lisa - February 18, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Sorry Susie Q. Noticed you posted Trunk Junk after I posted my comment…Should have read all of them first.

JJARMOM - February 18, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Congrats on the house! SO exciting!

Chelle Belle / Alchemist - February 18, 2010 - 8:51 pm

How about the “Trunk Times” with that cute elephant picture?

Or the “435 Report” or “Jane Junction.”

JJARMOM - February 18, 2010 - 8:50 pm

“Behind the 435 Lense”

JJARMOM - February 18, 2010 - 8:47 pm

My 435 Homies and me πŸ™‚

Tammy - February 18, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Just to say your designs are amazing! I am going to have to start hiding my girls if I ever want to go somewhere without being noticed. I was in Knoxville today and I had so many people stop me and ask me who designed these clothes, yes they are so unique that they knew an awesome designer had done this type of work. How about All About Jane for the newsletter. Enough said at that!

Jeanelle Caraway - February 18, 2010 - 8:39 pm

The “MJC Skinny”

Emily M - February 18, 2010 - 8:35 pm

How about “Tales from 435” or “The 435” or “The Insider” or “Behind The Scene” Ok – I will stop now… Whatever it is I know it will be fabulous and I will look forwrad to reading it!!! I am addicted to this stuff!!! (oh – “Addicted” or “hooked” could work too…

KH - February 18, 2010 - 8:33 pm

hmmm…trunk notes, mighty jane chronicles. congrats on the new house!

JJARMOM - February 18, 2010 - 8:30 pm

My Favorite Things! πŸ™‚

Kate S. - February 18, 2010 - 8:30 pm

How about “Unpredictable Material from 435”? Congratulations on the house, Denise! It’s such a wonderful feeling to live in a house that you love, it really magnifies the feeling of home. πŸ™‚

fruit punch tulip - February 18, 2010 - 8:29 pm

How about – “News from Inside the Trunk”. “MJChat”. “Hey Jane”. PS – Awesome news on the house!

Lisa - February 18, 2010 - 8:23 pm

Unpredictable Knotes or Trunk Junk

Sally Escuin - February 18, 2010 - 8:16 pm

“What’s up with your trunk?” or “What’s in the trunk?” or “Straight from the Trunk Keeper’s Mouth”

Denise - February 18, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Dang you guys are good…..I just love this week!!! It’s all good, I know somethings have been not so good but in the big picture of it all , life is beautiful!

Sundee - February 18, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Wonderful news on the house! Yay! A new chapter has begun.

When I asked my husband what he would call it, he replied “Obsession Confession”. HA!! What EVER does he mean??!!!

I have to say, I want to win the gold on this one, but “The Fold at 435” is really good – the best! It has my vote.

Katie *R* - February 18, 2010 - 8:06 pm

What about 435 and the Field?

Amitha - February 18, 2010 - 8:05 pm

Oh my gosh! Congrats Denise on the house!! I am so happy for you and David (the boys too). I know how badly you wanted it. When do you move in?? :0)

Monika - February 18, 2010 - 8:05 pm

Yay, congrats on finally getting the house!! I can’t wait to see pics… please tell me your camera is fixed?!?

Mhh… I’m not very good at naming things…. Unpredictable Insider News? Told you I’m no good, lol.

kaitlyn - February 18, 2010 - 8:05 pm

Congrats on the house! How very exciting! How about “Awesomeness from 435” for the newsletter?

Jamie Hicks - February 18, 2010 - 8:04 pm

‘Crafty notes from 435’
‘The Unpredictable Scrawl’

COngrats on the house!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

Allison S - February 18, 2010 - 8:02 pm

congrats on the house, I too have a house I’m really really wanting, it’s my dream house…hoping to make it a reality someday!
I like your idea for the newsletter, just shorten to Folk & Field…:)

Mississippi Gal - February 18, 2010 - 8:01 pm

How about “As MJC Turns” or “Between the Lines @ the 435”.

BTW: Is that pretty floral fabric with the cream background…is that the same as the Deliahla(sp?) Ruffles from a few seasons ago? I have those ruffles and was wondering what I could pair them with something from HB.

Can’t wait to get my order!!!!

Rach- the drama queen's mommy - February 18, 2010 - 7:59 pm

Congrats on the house! I am so excited for you!! Now a name of the newsletter….how about:

Tales from the Trunk and you could have an elephant logo with it.


Janer-talk- don’t have a logo for this one or even just Jane-talk

maybe a picture of a girl named Jane? ha ha.

Okay I am out of ideas and my son drank half a container of strawberry syrup at IHOP tonight so it might be a long evening.

Lindsey Jones - February 18, 2010 - 7:59 pm

I am so excited for you…How about the Unpredictable 435’s…:) Spinning off your unpredictable amazing clothing line..

Erin "pancake makers mom" Spencer - February 18, 2010 - 7:58 pm

lets see….because the anticipation is always so high for the RELEASE of the new LINE every season…why not The Release from 435 or Read Between the Line…

By the way you put up this new post so I have to say again, I LOVE my Trunk Keeper…RACHEL JORDAN ROCKS!!!!

Jennifer M - February 18, 2010 - 7:57 pm

The Unpredictable Word
Notes from the unpredictable.
Behind the knot
Knot Notes

Let me think some more.

Katie M- todays birthday girl! - February 18, 2010 - 7:53 pm

Oh- and CONGRATS on finally getting the house! How exciting! Kevin and I talk all the time of what we want or what we would build – so I hope this house is everything you want and dream of!

Susi-Q - February 18, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Ok…how about The 435 Fly & Trunk Junk!
Can’t wait to see the newsletter Denise. I have so got to email you and tell you a story abt Miss C. It is really cute and you will really appreciate it! πŸ™‚

JackieF - February 18, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Congrats on the house!
How exciting for your family.
I wonder if Goliath had something to do with it! πŸ˜‰
As for the newsletter…Team Matilda Jane or You’re Knot Fully Dressed Without a Smile.

perchy - February 18, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Best Dressed Press: The Scoop at 435

Dawn - February 18, 2010 - 7:46 pm

435 Buzz, or Matilda Jane Buzz or MJC Buzz πŸ™‚

Katie M- this weeks birthday girl! - February 18, 2010 - 7:40 pm

hmm- the HotLine to 435 or talkin Crazee at 435 – I’ll keep thinking- maybe some pizza and hard cider will help! And thanks for the new pics- cant wait for that momma skirt to come out!

Lisa M - February 18, 2010 - 7:39 pm

I like the comment about the fold, but since you like hockey, can it be The Crease @ 435?

CONGRATS on your new house!!! So exciting!!!

Dawn - February 18, 2010 - 7:38 pm

“Behind the Scenes at 435” I can’t wait to host my show next month, I hope the Lovely Bird Tank is still available. Congrats on the house!

Kendall Lilly's Mama - February 18, 2010 - 7:30 pm

How ’bout “The Not So Plain (MATILDA) JANE!”

Amanda - February 18, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Oh, I really love these new pieces. Congrats on the new house BTW, that’s so exciting :). I am new to MJC and am going to my first trunk show tomorrow (so excited I may not be able to sleep) However, I am concerned that the raven skirt that I have been web stalking is sold out. Is that true?

C.C. Cox - February 18, 2010 - 7:29 pm

“Thoughts of Threads” or “Thoughts on Threads at 435” or some variation. I’m a firm believer in less is more.

LAM - February 18, 2010 - 7:28 pm

435’s happy happenings, yeah I’m bad at this stuff. LOVE the dress pictured!

Jenn - February 18, 2010 - 7:27 pm

The 411 at 435 πŸ™‚

Pure torture…all these images…pure torture πŸ™‚

melissam - February 18, 2010 - 7:23 pm

What about “The Fold @ 435?” You mentioned that in your post and it has a nice ring to it. πŸ™‚ By the way, I love the clothes in the first pic! Any opportunity to dress my daughter in a matching outfit is sooo much fun! πŸ™‚

Mom23cuties - February 18, 2010 - 7:23 pm

How ’bout MJ in the House – to celebrate your awesome news? or At the Bay with the Babes?

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.Β  Email Sam, 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, 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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3g iphone carriers beside at and t - August 11, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Buenas Dias there People hows it going these days. Wish that my submission was as right on track. click and take a tour of my to know more about 3g iphone carriers beside at and t.

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

Knot Squad! Knot News! MJ Scoop! Talk Soup! Chatterbox!

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 πŸ™ 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 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. πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ Wondering if there will be another online Art Fair?? Just pondering while at work πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™ I was smart enough to order a raven and a wendy for Belle the first day. whew!!!

*TKJT* - February 16, 2010 - 9:05 pm

LQQKME2 – If no one has helped you, I’d be happy too πŸ˜‰ You can e-mail me at πŸ˜‰

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… 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™ 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

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

You are so sweet Denise!