Room Keys!

And a little key tag. I’ve gotta tell you the backstory first. David and I were in Nebraska wasting time in a thrift store. I found an old Howard Johnson Key Tag. It was one of the cutest things I had seen in a long time. I bought it. I kept looking at it and finally realized I needed more. I really didn’t feel like collecting them so I made them. And the best part is, I made them for you.

The girls will put them in every Hammond Bay order while supplies last. Love it, enjoy it and most importantly save it. I will be randomly posting numbers on my blog. If you number is posted simply email us with a photo of your key tag somewhere cool and we’ll in turn send you something cool.

Kimberly Quick - March 6, 2010 - 6:51 am

I hope I win something!! LOVE THE MJ Clothing!! For myself and for my daughter!!

Mandy - March 2, 2010 - 3:49 pm


I just got my order & I got one!!!
I LOVE it, adorable!
LOVE my order even more, this is some of the BEST stuff yet!

Thank you, Denise! 🙂

Amy Evans - March 2, 2010 - 2:01 pm

Love love love hammond bay!!!!!!! And my key!

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shannon - March 1, 2010 - 12:14 pm

Made my day that this order arrived…..hmmmm…. do we wear this to practice tonight just to show off the new line???? Everything is so perfect OOOOHHHH the Raven skirt ROCKS!!!! AND a key tag too!!! And I think the coolest place for the key tag is in my hand! 🙂

Sharon Schneider. - March 1, 2010 - 5:48 am

Took the family out yesterday to run some errands. Ashley (2 1/2) was proudly wearing her Raven Skirt, Dance Me Silly tank and Mossy Willow. I am not exaggerating when I say it took us at least 45 minutes longer to get through Costco than it would have because we were stopped by soooo many people commenting on her gorgeous clothes. I lost track at how many times I gave out your website and explained “trunk keepers”. Of course my little fashion model was more than happy to stop and twirl for everyone who was interested, and even some who weren’t. She literally would say to people passing us, “do you see my skirt?”. Anyway, thought this story was too cute not to share. Thanks Denise for continually designing and creating such gorgeous clothing!

Michelle - February 27, 2010 - 5:32 pm

I love that her little boy has long hair. My Jase has the same hair and he gets called a girl a lot. He’s 3 and won’t even let us talk about cutting it.

megg - February 26, 2010 - 9:57 pm

Woot! Got my key today! So excited to see how this goes, looking forward to seeing where the keys end up.

Katelyn's Mommy - February 26, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Makes me smile just knowing some people are getting their orders. Can’t wait to see mine! Thanks Denise and the MJ staff for working so hard. 🙂

saoirse's mom - February 26, 2010 - 12:59 pm

oh my! i’ve never been so excited to see my ups man! (well except for when sparkletown and gypsy blue came out!) anyway, my hammond bay order arrived today!!! everything is beautiful!!! can’t wait to go home and try everything on both my daughter and myself! and keeping my fingers crossed that my second order arrives early next week!

Elizabeth Raetz - February 26, 2010 - 10:53 am

Got my room key and clothes last night…my daughter couldn’t wait to get the “Dance Yourself Silly” tank on! The vivid colors and unique designs receive compliments whenever she wears your clothing…thank you!!!

*Twinkle*Toes* - February 25, 2010 - 4:52 pm

You girls @ Matilda Jane are the best!!!!! You made my friends day! I can’t believe your generosity!!! AMAZING

sharon - February 25, 2010 - 12:10 pm

received my order i love it also got a key woooohooooo

sharon - February 25, 2010 - 11:53 am

I received my clothes today i love them and i got a key woooohhooo

Megan - February 25, 2010 - 10:02 am

I got a key! So excited cant wait for the games to begin. Oh and got my first Hammond bay order to, LOVE everything and cant wait to do a fashion show with my girlies. Thanks Denise and gang you guys ROCK!

Dede - February 24, 2010 - 8:25 pm

That is such a great idea! Thanks for making it fun to buy cute clothes 🙂

Taira - February 24, 2010 - 8:22 pm

Got shipping confirmation today for my show on opening day. 47 lbs of pure love…hold on ladies it’s coming!!!

dot+3 - February 24, 2010 - 7:46 pm

My 6 year old and I cannot wait for our Matilda Jane. I sure hope we get a key! What fun! We love games!

mimi - February 24, 2010 - 7:27 pm

Love all the new Platinum things! We got our Butterfly Kisses Ellie today, so sweet! Check out that Flutter Yolk Dress–photo love.

Jennifer - February 24, 2010 - 5:14 pm

What a cute idea…MJC is just so adorable!

Ali - February 24, 2010 - 3:59 pm

So excited for my order to arrive (hopefully, with a cool green key)!

Sharon Schneider. - February 24, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Denise – you continually out do yourself! This line is gorgeous!!!!!!! Our order just came today, key tag and all. My 2-1/2 year old got excited just seeing the box (yes, she already knows the MJ label ~ lol). Once opened, she immediately ripped off her clothes and started trying on all her new things, saying “it’s so beautiful”, over and over again. Thanks for adding some sunshine into our day in this otherwise, cold and gray Michigan winter.

Jennifer Knobloch - February 24, 2010 - 1:01 pm

I can’t wait to get my “key”! You guys are doing such cool things right now to add hype to this new line (as if we all needed it!!). Thanks for all that you do! : )


gran - February 24, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Sending a big thank you to all of you who are working to get the Matilda Jane packages out!!!
Your work is so appreciated.

Jessica Johnson - February 24, 2010 - 12:46 pm

Very Cool Can’t wait. Places are running through my mind!

gina stinnett - February 24, 2010 - 11:19 am

i can only imagine the smiling faces of those who place the key in each order. what a great joy it must be to pack mj orders, knowing the recipient is going to adore her new matilda jane. this being said by one who loves wrapping the gift most; i smile as i imagine the receiver opening it. oh, and i love this game of tag.

Kath - February 24, 2010 - 8:25 am

Hi Denise!

Do you watch American Idol? You turned me on to Ingrid Michaelson, “The Way I Am.” Last night, one of my early favorites Didi sang it. I felt like my worlds collided!

“Why don’t YOU go back to the courtyard?”


Rach- drama queen's mommy - February 23, 2010 - 11:46 pm

oh I am doing a little happy dance now..2 weeks from order date!! WOWZA! YAY! I can’t wait! I think I placed 4 orders within a week period. i hope at least one of them gets a room key. Kyles will go nuts!!

Day to the Oh - February 23, 2010 - 7:48 pm

I love this whole key tag thing, Denise! Although I don’t think I was one of the first 4500 orders, I will keep the force with me that by some hallelujah miracle I get one in my order! 😉 (Maybe blog stalkers can get priority he-he) Kassidy’s favorite color is green so she can’t wait to hopefully get her hands on one–we’re thinking on a ball chain with a couple cute blingy baubles with it. peace.

Kim - February 23, 2010 - 6:14 pm

Too cool! I remember the old Howard Johnsons’ here in Omaha. Such a small world. Can’t wait fo all the fun!

Lil - February 23, 2010 - 6:05 pm

How cool would it be to get the # 4351??
435 well we all know and 1 for being #1
🙂 woo-hoo!

Sandi - February 23, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Very Cool.

Beautifulclothing - February 23, 2010 - 4:40 pm

How about putting it on a key chain!

Tatum - February 23, 2010 - 3:10 pm

Carollynn— I think that’s a cool idea to put it on a necklace…takes me back to the grunge days! I think it would be cool on a bath-tub drain chain, ya know what I mean? Or freshwater pearls if ya want to be fancy :)Rock on!

Darlene Burchfield - February 23, 2010 - 2:56 pm

Thanks Denise! Response much appreciated… I can’t imagine how crazy it must be there right now! If I were closer I’d come help too! Me & my four girls:0)

berni - February 23, 2010 - 2:33 pm

How fun!

Stacey - February 23, 2010 - 1:41 pm

Reminds me of the KeyHole – they would be proud…

Emily M - February 23, 2010 - 12:34 pm

my fingers are crossed that when my package arrives it has a key in it!!!!!

Denise - February 23, 2010 - 11:39 am

If all goes as planned, and it seems to be, orders will start arriving within 2 weeks form date the order was submitted!
It’s crazy, I pull into work and there’s like 15+ cars..surreal

bugletmom - February 23, 2010 - 11:25 am

I am so excited! This sounds like fun!

mommy2mjgirl - February 23, 2010 - 10:35 am

I love this idea and hope I get one!! My daughter will go crazy! MJ is all she wears!!

Sophia's Mom - February 23, 2010 - 10:14 am

Any news on the upcoming newsletter. I keep waiting and checking my emails 🙂 What about the nominate a friend contest…do we know who won yet? Love the idea of the key tag!!! 🙂

Bum-Bull-Bee - February 23, 2010 - 9:28 am

I absolutely LOVE this idea of yours! How fun! It’s like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

Carollynn - February 23, 2010 - 7:59 am

How fun is this?!?! I want to wear one as a necklace, or would that be weird?

Tatum - February 23, 2010 - 7:10 am

FAB-U-LOUS IDEA! This is going to be really fun!

Stacey Richardson - February 23, 2010 - 6:38 am

This was my first time ordering and I can’t wait to see MJC in person. Already anticipating many more orders in the future!

Tracy - February 23, 2010 - 6:35 am

Oh my! I see a version of “Flat Stanley” coming MJC style and I can’t wait!! This will be lots of fun~

April W. - February 23, 2010 - 5:54 am

I am having my show today! I am super excited!!!! 😀

Amy Evans - February 23, 2010 - 5:15 am

Do we get one of these per item we order????? lol In that case I should be getting about 12?? Awesome idea Denise I cant wait to see if I get one!

incognito - February 23, 2010 - 4:32 am

This is going to be so fun!! I can’t wait!

christine - February 23, 2010 - 4:22 am

Great idea! Hope to get a tag. Seems like there was just a few orders 🙂 hmmmmm thousands!?!

tree*head - February 23, 2010 - 12:05 am

Oh crossing my fingers for one! What a neat idea Denise! Thanks!

*TKJT* - February 22, 2010 - 11:58 pm

Oh gosh I’m hoping for one!! My order wasn’t place until the evening of the first day …nervous…

Skye Johansen - February 22, 2010 - 11:10 pm

I can still hear the millions of key tags being dug through for the amazing race, how many of these did you get made? Seems like 100,000!

Monika - February 22, 2010 - 10:37 pm

My girls are so excited for the key tag!! Another thingy to hang on a backpack =).

Twinsrus2005 - February 22, 2010 - 10:36 pm

That sounds like so much fun…kinda like the Travelocity traveling Gnome…except traveling key tags!! Can’t wait to see all the neat places the key tags get to travel to.

Katie M. - February 22, 2010 - 10:25 pm

thats such a fun way to keep the excitment going- I love it! My favorite part of them is that it says ‘band member’ hehe- for some reason thats awesome to me!
Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to start overseeing the packing this week- cant wait to get the shipping notice for our opening day orders!

Linda - February 22, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Oh, how fun! That’s a great idea. It will be fun to see the photos that come back – please share them on the blog!

Amitha - February 22, 2010 - 9:49 pm

Oh my~ this is going to be more fun that I thought!! You are so dang creative and I can’t wait to see where these keys “GO”!!

Holly's Mama - February 22, 2010 - 9:30 pm

How fun!!! I hope I get a room key with my order! The fun part will be thinking of somewhere cool to take the photo of the key…

Darlene Burchfield - February 22, 2010 - 9:20 pm

Was just wondering if anyone knows the time frame of when our orders will start to arrive…. the waiting is just soooo hard, it’s worse than Christmas as a kid!! :0) LOL! I cannot wait to see our new beautiful outfits! And I sure hope I receive a key tag!! How cool!

Isabella's Mom - February 22, 2010 - 8:47 pm

Isabella already has plans of where she can put it on her Christmas tree.
Great idea!!

Kendall Lilly's Mama - February 22, 2010 - 8:44 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Looking forward to getting my little box and watching Kendall Lilly twirl in her MJC:)

Kristi - February 22, 2010 - 8:44 pm

THAT is the cutest idea ever! I totally remember these key tags from when I was younger and going on trips in the summer with my parents. LONG before the key cards started! Funny how something so small can bring back such great memories. 🙂

Mary R. - February 22, 2010 - 8:31 pm

Oh, my gosh! What a super cute and original idea! I can’t wait! Thanks, Denise et al…only you could make shopping so stinkin’ fun!

Sally Escuin - February 22, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Very neat idea. Can’t wait to get my order.

megg - February 22, 2010 - 8:15 pm

What a great idea, sounds fun!

Meredith Klobucnik - February 22, 2010 - 8:09 pm

I love it!!! What a FABULOUS idea, I am crossing my fingers my order placed on the first day in the am comes with a key.

Beautifulclothing - February 22, 2010 - 8:06 pm

That is a very cute idea!

Lisa Marie - February 22, 2010 - 8:05 pm

tee hee hee
can’t wait!
fingers crossed!