The key

Wake up late, work carpool, McDonald’s calls my name, run to Kinko’s then to Walmart,  stress out, deliver some goods to 435, back to Kinko’s, home to print out documents, worry about Goliath, off to JoAnne’s, back to 435 then to drop off DVD’s to be made,get lost, find the DVD place,  really stressing in need of a nap, wake up at 2, run to CVS, back home, run to Von Maur, pick up Joe, pick up Gabe, head to Walmart (too cheap to buy movie theater candy) and then we all head to the movies. And that is pretty much my day today. Oh, but the key? No key. Get out of the movies, come home, no key, call around, go to Dan’s, come home, still no luck, call locksmith and wait at House of Hainan.  And now?  I’m tired and really need to work but guess what? I wanted to share a picture with you and then I am off to lay in bed and just watch TV. Sounds good.

As I re-read the post above I realize if I was actually running instead of driving I would be much skinnier! Oh, and my new fave song from Go Dog Go. It’s an oldie but I just rediscovered it. Click here: Friends

And rumor on the street is a huge whale of a sale is to be announced soon. We’ll give you a heads up but next week sometime.  We’ve got Hammond Bay coming in and need to make some room. Oh, and I have told you how much I love Hammond Bay.  The HomeGrown Collection from 2008 has been my fave for such a long time…I adored the Ginger Knot dress in that collection, but let me tell you, Pepper from Hammond Bay knocks her socks off!!

I just adore her. I love that it ties in the back and I love that the apron is removable. Love it. Okay, sorry for stroking my ego… But for real, my first knots had removable aprons.  They buttoned on but after making the first 100 or so my hands killed from hand-sewing all the buttons. I had wanted to bring them back for a few seasons now and finally with Hammond Bay I got my wish. I hope you like.

Be sure to check back later this weekend for an update on the Whale of a Sale. I’ll post details Sunday, but you can also expect our first ever e-mail newsletter to arrive in your inbox in about a week with details on the sale, Hammond Bay, and the payment security enhancements we’ve made (we are so excited about them!).  Until then, have a great and peaceful (I’m hoping for one for both me and you!) weekend.

Eydie - April 8, 2010 - 12:58 pm

I would like to be updated on MJ sale

laura - January 19, 2010 - 7:56 pm

haven’t checked in in awhile and i must say I am thrilled at the new look and the previews of the new collection! love the idea of removable aprons, can’t wait!!! thanks!!

beekeeper - January 19, 2010 - 7:10 pm

I can’t wait to see the new stuff!!!

DKochersperger - January 17, 2010 - 8:46 pm

HUGS to you! It’s not easy, but a part of life….

See you Thursday!

miss*jen - January 17, 2010 - 7:55 pm

Hoping you did, in fact, have an entirely tranquil weekend. But now that it’s nearly Monday – tell us about this sale!! Can hardly wait!!! 🙂 Between that and HB – I’m going to have to cut some corners next month!

Maya&Ella's mama - January 17, 2010 - 5:41 pm

I love, love, love the little green stripped shorts with pink ruffles and the A-pepper shorts!!! Something new and refreshing!! Thank you for outstanding job, again!!

Sophia's Mom - January 17, 2010 - 2:57 pm

I love Matilda Jane….the new line is beautiful!!! SUPER EXCITED about the WHALE of a SALE!!!

Taylor's Mommy - January 17, 2010 - 7:49 am

I love love love ALL of it!! Keep stroking yourself on the back….you DESERVE it! Super excited to get my hands on these beautiful pieces in February! xx

Lil - January 17, 2010 - 2:51 am

BTW.. Love the song 😎

*Twinkle*Toes* - January 16, 2010 - 10:50 pm

For heavens sake I can hardly contain myself!!!

staci - January 16, 2010 - 9:37 pm

This line looks absolutely fabulous…i can’t wait to see all of it…keep the pics coming…

Monika - January 16, 2010 - 1:47 pm

HomeGrown was my first season… and I sure loved everything… still have the celery items for myself and the girls. I simply love green and am thrilled to see more of it with this line!

Now… WHALE of a sale. I didn’t read that. I must look the other way. But I know I will cave. I have no self-control. Bad me. =)

melissa - January 16, 2010 - 12:06 pm

I love this new line!!!! Thank you for making a cute, hip mom outfit I can look forward to as well! Love it! Love it! Love it!

Amie *C* - January 16, 2010 - 9:51 am

Love those little shorts! SO CUTE! The colors are gorgeous and Mighty Acorn goodies…so thrilled!

megg - January 16, 2010 - 9:16 am

I am in love with the new line. Such great colors!

Deb Stallings Mom to Sophie - January 16, 2010 - 8:55 am

Love the vibrant greens and blues. So excited about the sale. I loved everything in the fall line. What am I saying there is never a time I have not loved it all! LOL Thanks!!

JenniV - January 16, 2010 - 8:04 am

I love what I see and I can’t wait to see more. Btw, this summer you will be seeing me in that dress…. a lot!

Incognito - January 16, 2010 - 6:56 am

I just can’t explain how much I am loving Hammond Bay!!! My favorite knot dress has ALWAYS been the Ginger, with Dandy coming in a close second, and Little Apple knot a very close third… but I admit I am very much loving Pepper!!!! The removable apron with those darling buttons is genius!! I just can’t wait – I am so excited!!!!!! Dying to see more of the Women’s stuff too!!!! Yippeee!!

christine - January 16, 2010 - 4:41 am

Oh my gosh! The more pictures you post the more, I “need” I am in so much trouble. A sale too!
o.k. maybe I need to re-purchase the PR ruffles that ink somehow got all over them 🙁 Now do I wait and hope for the sale? and risk not getting them or do I get them now?

The colors are just beautiful!

AnaA - January 16, 2010 - 4:35 am

Oh dear….all of this fabulousness AND a sale?!?!?!

I’m going to be so broke…but it will be SO worth it!

Thanks so much for all the sneek peeks….I can’t wait.

Melanie H. - January 15, 2010 - 10:49 pm

EVERYTHING is gorgeous! And I’m in love with the removable aprons, how fun is that!!! Oh, and I have to tell you that Jack nearly did back-flips when I told him there were going to be some MA ties! We are SO excited about those!
We <3 the HomeGrown collection, too…my girls still wear it all the time! Remember the Knot of the Month dresses!!! In fact, one of my girls wore the Violet Knot today & the other one wore the Sunshine Knot today! Love them!

Shannon Willcutt - January 15, 2010 - 10:05 pm

I have become slightly obsessed with Matilda Jane. Seriously. Ya’lls stuff rocks!! I love it…every bit of it!!

Tamara - January 15, 2010 - 9:58 pm

Denise, I always love MJC, but I’m with you. I haven’t loved a line quite this much since Homegrown. The blue and green are so fresh and right up our alley. I sort of wish this little baby in my belly was another girl. You have some cute baby boy Mighty Acorns up your sleeve for us too, right? I can’t have my new one feeling left out of the MJC goodness, LOL. 😉

Kate S. - January 15, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Oh my goodness…I’ve been saving my pennies for this, but I’ll have to try harder. Too much great stuff! And a sale, as well. What’s a girl to do! 🙂

Holly's Mama - January 15, 2010 - 9:28 pm

I love all the new stuff! The ruffle shorts are TDF!!!! Also, the dress on the girl next to the ruffle bike shorts girl is gorgeous! The Ginger Knot is one of my fave dresses you ever made too and my first MJ purchase. I still have it because I cannot bare to part with it!!!

Mary - January 15, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Does that mom dress come in Maternity sizing?!?! Love it! Love it all!

christina - January 15, 2010 - 8:44 pm

OH Denise, you really have OUTDONE yourself! I Love LOVE love everything!!!!

Isabella's Mom - January 15, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Beautiful Kylee.

K Squared Mommy - January 15, 2010 - 8:14 pm

Love, love, love all of the preview pics! I can’t wait for Feb. 15th!!! 🙂

tree*head - January 15, 2010 - 8:12 pm

What a way to start the weekend! After a cold dreary rainy day and night, the new pics of HB and a sale announcement just pepped me right up!
Thanks!! 🙂

Amber Lynn - January 15, 2010 - 8:11 pm

Love the new blog!

I can’t wait to hear about the sale.

3 princesses and a toad - January 15, 2010 - 8:10 pm

I love this dress!!! I have looked at it several times tonigh and I just made my husband come look at it I love it so much.

Lil - January 15, 2010 - 7:53 pm

Yummy, yummy, yummy, I got love in my tummy!!!!!!
What wrong with Goliath???

Sorry you’ve had a bad day.. Capt and diet coke/blankie and sleep!

jami - January 15, 2010 - 7:49 pm

AHHHHHH (that was a scream), that is such a beautiful dress. The Ladies dress, I mean. I have been dying for you to focus on the adults a little more, because every time you do, you hit it out of the park. SO IN LOVE!!!! Thank you.