Stormy Weather

You heard right. It’s a blustery, moody blue, rainy day at the brick building today. Stormy weather. Definitely not my favorite weather, since I’m deathly afraid of tornadoes, etc. But sometimes, soooooometimes, doesn’t a good, gray day just feel right? It makes the day cozier, and leads you straight into comfy knit pants, a great book you’ve had sitting on the shelf for far too long, and my all time favorite thing, COMFORT FOOD.  Oh yes, I suppose the stormy weather does have a few positives. But doesn’t everything have a silver lining if you look at it the right way? Come on, just tilt your head. I know you’ll see it.


My silver linings for today have been answering my Facebook messages and learning I’ll be traveling to Europe so, soo soon! I love it when I find a few moments to read emails, not work emails, but the fun stuff that I get with feedback from Platinum or the recent release of Secret Fields or just cute photos of your gals wearing items that I designed. (I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’ll ever get used to saying “I DESIGNED.” I MAKE CLOTHES FOR A LIVING, WHAT?!!??!) I always take forever to go through my personal messages, but when I do, it gives me an extra skip in my step! You have no idea how much your feedback drives me. I might have gotten that from Denise? Ha, I’ve said it once before, but I’ll say it again, I read through all of our social media outlets trying to absorb your thoughts. It’s my addiction! A fun, safe one I’d like to think 🙂

Umm, where was I…. Europe. Yep, you read that correctly! I got so pumped on emails that I almost forgot to tell you about it! I’m so excited to continue with our new design tradition….the inspiration trip. OH YA! It will be Madeline and my first trip together, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Way back when, in the early ages of MJC, I was lucky enough to go to Germany with Denise, David, and Lynette. We shopped, we ate, we visited long lost friends, we talked and we shared….probably TOO much with each other. But it was the most amazing experience. I’m sure this trip will be totally different, but in a really good way. The first time it was almost more about us – as people, as friends, as family. The actual uniqueness of the country and all that good stuff came second. This time, I’ll be with Madeline who is a seasoned traveler and will be showing me the ropes and all the shopping secrets of Europe. I can’t wait! Don’t worry, I’m looking forward to sharing and eating with Madeline, too.

When I began writing this blog post, I was like…dang, I don’t have a whole lot of stuff to do today. But of course, within the couple hours it has taken me to get back to my chair and finish it, about a million things have piled up. I love this place. There’s always something creative to do or add to the list. And man do I love lists! Back to the grind for me.

As always..





Erica Scott - September 18, 2014 - 9:13 am

“It’s better to be super everything, than super nothing.” -Madeline You girls are ALL super everything. I can’t help but think of this book when you mention going to Europe with Madeline!! I adore Secret Fields and can’t wait until we have a part of the collection!

Stacey C - September 17, 2014 - 2:00 pm

It has been so fun to see your creative ideas and design inspiration through the new line… I can’t wait to see photos of inspiration from Europe, and know it will be an incredibly eye-opening and fun trip! Salut… 😉

Bridgette Lott - September 15, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Can’t wait to hear about Europe! Thanks for blogging-I miss the blogs you all used to post all the time.

KaMarlowete - September 15, 2014 - 3:56 pm

I’ll be staying here, working on classes and in practicum, (and probably walking to classes and practicum, if the recent behavior of our old family car is any indication). Your “voice”, always makes me feel like your news is MY news. Thanks for the spring in My step, Sam. I’m seeing silver clouds today in Easter NM, not grey, and am looking forward to your European blog posts! I love today.

Angela - September 15, 2014 - 8:47 am

Sam, I love that you are keeping us in the loop through the blog! Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication! And for listening to all of us who love MJC too! By the way, Secret Fields is ahhhh-mazing! And, I love walking into a store, seeing a skater skirt or asymmetrical zippered jacket and think, MJC has that! WE have that! 🙂

Gran - September 13, 2014 - 12:34 pm

So excited for you and Madeline and your inspiration trip!!!

Michelle Gresham - September 12, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Thank you for taking the time to write us back and listen to our thoughts! We are loving the new line and all our Platinum pretties! <3 Can't wait to see and hear about all your European adventures! 😀

Luvmi Webber - September 12, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Great Hope you all have fun in Europe!