Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Matilda Jane Line "Serendipity" Launches Tomorrow

Serendipity has so much to offer-More shirts, pants and dresses than Ever before!
And, I am Loving the Ladies Line!!
Fun Summer Dresses to stand out in a Crowd!

The line will be available to view on-line tomorrow, February 1st.

Bring a friend to my house on Saturday, February 4th at 11-1pm!

If you cannot make my Open House on Saturday, you may email me a "Wishlist" once the pictures are online-which should be the morning of the 1st.  Be one of the first to place your order!

Don't forget I am offering a free photo session for your daughter in her new clothes this Spring and I will be giving you 4-5 full resolution files with full copyright of those images too.

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


This kid cracks me up.

Oh my goodness....the rolls!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Matilda Jane Open House

Springtime is almost here!!  Time for some cute new clothes for Spring Break.  

Save the Date
for my Matilda Jane Serendipity Trunk Show
February 4th
The Vanderploeg House


Playful designs,
and cozy, stylish pieces for you and your daughters...
It's the perfect wardrobe for you and your little one, sizes 6m-12y!

Also, as my gift to you, I will include a mini-photo session for your little girl in her new clothes in Geneva this spring.

If you can't make it, but would still like to order something, let me know and I can order it for you.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Email me if you would like to come and I will give you my address.

**You can catch sneak peeks of the Spring Launch at www.matildajaneblog.com**

It's for the birds

There seems to be an exceptional amount of wildlife in our neighborhood.  We don't live out in the country, but coyotes eat small dogs around here, you can smell a skunk's spray just about every night, the fattest raccoon I have ever seen knocks our our garbage cans into the street every Thursday night, and a woodpecker drilled a hole in our siding.  And don't get me started on the crazed, fat, greedy squirrels that terrorize the birds in our yard while trying to get to Chad's annoying bird feeders everywhere.  

This is an on-going point of contention for Chad and I.  We have had every squirrel in the Tri-cities in our yard.  It's like they spread the word to all their little squirrely friends....Free Food at the Vanderploegs!  All you have to do is climb on the railing of their deck and make a jump for it.  When you land, just shake as hard as you can and it's like a pinata.  The rest of us will gather all we can while you make it rain.

I am not anti-nature, but these fatties are seriously annoying.  They are so bold that they will lay on the railings sunning themselves until they get hungry again.  Or they will come over and put their hands on the glass to look in our windows to see what we are up to.

Chad has made an attempt to deter their progress by spraying Pam on the pole...which I have to admit was funny to watch them climb up the pole and then slowly slide down again.  He's also moved the feeder around the yard to keep them from jumping from tree branches.  These must be flying squirrels, because they always find a way to get back to the bird food.

Hey, here's a suggestion...STOP PUTTING OUT FOOD FOR THE BIRDS!  

But he won't.  Here he was last weekend.  We don't usually have deer in our backyard, but here is a "deer in headlights," if you know what I mean. lol


 Speaking of fatties, check out my 12 week olds.

I am so sleep deprived...maybe a bit slaphappy.  Chad has been out of town this week, my mom is in Door County and my sitter called in sick yesterday.  SERENITY NOW!!!  Calgon...take me away!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tax season

A huge thank you to my sis/CFO for working so hard on my 4Q sales taxes and 2011 income taxes.

I loved looking at the pics of her family from a warm, golden evening from last fall on this bitterly cold, white winter day outside today.

Stay warm peeps.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A wedding post, finally.

There are not enough nice adjectives that can be used to describe Debby & Bryan.  The two of them together are perfection.

They tied the knot in Hawaii last spring, but hosted a reception for their super fun family & friends last summer.

Looking at these gets me excited for wedding season all over again!

Debby's nieces were hilarious.  They could give the Kardashian girls a run for their money.

LOVED Debby's Jimmy Choos.  She even had them signed my the designer.  Wowee!

Congrats you guys on your first anniversary coming up this spring :)

P.S.  I wanted to share a wedding invitation that we received in the mail that took my breath away.  It is so beautiful I had to find out where they had it made:

These are made by a Chicago company called MagnificentMilestones.  I was smitten.