Where Does Time Go


Talk about growing up. I just realized how to use the “face” thing in iPhoto and so I’ve been taking a walk down memory lane. Again. How did this happen? Crazy but so fun. To top it off I was looking at my old blog to find a date for a photo and seven years ago today I wrote:

Still I found myself pondering over the age old question ” What is it you really want? How do you measure success?”  I don’t know. Success frightens me. I seem to pull back anytime something really starts to work.  Yup, when I mastered those chicken littles at Kentucky Fried, I had to quit. I was afraid of getting promoted to drive thru. Story of my life.   Well, Matilda Jane Trunk Shows are really taken off. I am overwhelmed by the response.  It scare me to death.  But this time I am sticking it out.  I am not going to let fear take over. So wish me luck in this new endeavor. When I read stories about how people make it big, all I can think of is “They must’ve been really scared.”

You see that pic in the left hand bottom corner? That was our first “online call-in” art fair. I’m smiling huge right now cuz that was probably the craziest day we ever had. Never in my life had I picked up a phone and not heard a ring tone. There was always someone on the other end. You guys called from all over the place.  Yes, it was chaotic but it was a blast.

I know you are all bummed about Art Fair being cancelled for this year. I am still bummed. Unexplainable. Sam, the Platinum Team and I have been working hard. We’re doing are best to get you an online art fair (aka a HUGE massive Platinum upload) and some other fun side events to go along. We’ll keep you posted.

5Next week Joe and I are going to see this lovely lady! I can hardly wait to experience Kitale and the kids with Joe. There are 2 other boys going. The reaction will be beyond spectacular I am certain. And If you haven’t ordered this dress yet, now is the time!! Matilda Jane is donating $30 form every dress sold to The Mighty Acorn Foundation. And those kids so need every bit they can get.




Erica S - April 9, 2014 - 10:06 am

The only way I can imagine making a trip to Kitale more fulfilling is to see if through the eyes of your own child. What an exciting experience for both of you! I would love to hear about Kitale through his eyes!

Joy Pine - April 9, 2014 - 9:16 am

Joe is going to LOVE Kenya! Would love to see his face as he experiences it all for the first time!
Love on all of those kiddos for me! I am homesick for Kenya.

Jennifer Satterwhite - April 9, 2014 - 8:20 am

Come to Georgia for Art fair I have 14 acres you are more than welcome to use. I a few party/ wedding planner friends that would be more than glad to put up some white tents and pottys.

Stacey - April 9, 2014 - 12:07 am

Have a great trip! What you do is fantastic!!!!

Wanted to make a suggestion to maybe add the MAC logo to the actual item photo on the site, maybe even add the photo above to your site banner…I only mention it as I didn’t initially realize that $30 goes directly to this (and I’m frequently on the various MJ pages/sites), WOW THATS A REALLY WONDERFUL THING! This dress moved to the top of my wish list once my TK informed me :).

Have fun and safe travels.

Juliie - April 8, 2014 - 9:25 pm

Holy cowamolly!! An online Art Fair?!? This is the most exciting news I’ve heard from Matilda Jane in the three years I’ve been obsessed!! I don’t have words to convey how excited I am for this 🙂

Joslyn Nielson - April 8, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Oh wow, have a amazing trip!!

Abby - April 8, 2014 - 2:45 pm

I never get to go to AF due to work/life/kids, so online AF is a dream come true!!!!

marnie ward - April 8, 2014 - 1:40 pm

I really like the wwindsicl outfit.

Marcy Schneider Hoffman - April 8, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Sorry to hear there won’t be Art Fair this year, but that is life and these things happen! Safe travels to you and the boys on you trip to Africa!

Amy S - April 8, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Time sure does fly by- I find myself going down memory lane far too often.

Online art fair EEK!

Have fun in Africa!!!!!!

Z - April 8, 2014 - 11:58 am

Online AF sounds divine! And next week is the trip?? Yall are gonna have a wonderful time I’m sure, especially Megan Fogel! So excited for everyone going! Good luck and God bless y’all for your hard work and dedication to a beautiful cause. Cheers!

Michelle Gresham - April 8, 2014 - 11:46 am

Yay! An online art fair! So awesome! Thank you so much for making this happen for us! 😀 Enjoy your trip and be safe!

Nikki - April 8, 2014 - 11:43 am

Sooo excited about the massive plat load!!! And love our trunk show no knot!! It’s gorgy! =)

Brandi - April 8, 2014 - 11:29 am

Denise I just know one day I will make it to kitale to give our girl Agnes a big hug but until then have save travels and please tell her savannah and I love her lots!!

Love brandi

GB - April 8, 2014 - 10:48 am

Yay! I can’t wait for more details about AF on line! I will miss being with “my girls” tho. 🙁 I guess we will take our girls weekend to Las Vegas 😉

Tammy Barnett - April 8, 2014 - 10:34 am

So excited about online Art Fair. If it happens is there a way to raise the cart limit? $250 won’t get us far with a huge plat upload 😉 Maybe something closer to the limit we would have if we actually shopped at AF. 15 items? 20?

Joy Stallard - April 8, 2014 - 9:21 am

ohhh man every word of your 7 year old blog entry really sank deep with me Denise!!!! seriously you inspire me so much. xoxo Joy

Becky - April 8, 2014 - 9:03 am

Wish I had been around during the days of the phone calling Art Fair. 🙂 I am so proud of your success over the last 7 years. May you have many many more years of success.