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 by  the Lucky Little Lady when she said “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.”

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,  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, 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 a  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! 🙂

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! 🙂

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! 😀

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? 🙂

*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! 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂 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!