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Heavy Hearts, Strong Hearts


Our founder and leader Denise DeMarchis passed away this morning, June 23, 2015.

This day has been the year’s most beautiful day in Fort Wayne, and in particular our little neck of the woods, Bricktown.

We can feel Denise looking down on us, warming our hearts like the sun, inspiring us with her beauty and her brilliance.

This inspiration has fueled each and every one of us since the moment we met Denise.

While absolutely overcome with sadness, we know that Denise’s wish for us is that we all stand tall, with confidence, and lead generous, creative lives. Denise’s unwavering and contagious spirit will guide us for the rest of our days.

As you remember the way Denise touched your own life, we invite you to join us.

Denise DeMarchis changed the world for the better, and in such a short time. She wasn’t done. Together, and each in our own way, we can help finish her work.


The entire team at The Good Ones Clothing and One Lucky Guitar


June 23, 2015 - 9:47 pm

Lo - ❤️

June 23, 2015 - 9:56 pm

Maryann E - She wasn’t only a good one, but a GREAT one! Praying for her family.

June 23, 2015 - 10:19 pm

Jennifer Fox - I know this simply lovely tribute will be just one of many to come. I imagine The Good Ones will continue to celebrate Denise long in to the future with love, laughter and so much creativity. She will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

June 23, 2015 - 11:16 pm

Shari - We LoVE you all ((hugs))

June 24, 2015 - 10:53 am

Michelle Huesgen - There are no words. I miss our girl.

June 29, 2015 - 11:32 am

abby - So lucky to have met Denise & Sam even if it was for a short few. Following the blogs & facebook you felt like you knew her even if you didn’t…and meeting her was like she was someone you’d known for years…even the first time. She will be forever missed, but her spirit and love will continue on through all good things… oh and of course the twirling.

And the winner is…

Hello again! I’m here to announce the winners of the karaoke song contest! We haven’t sang all of your great requests just yet but definitely plan to. It’s tough to break out new material when your go-to tunes are by Celine Dion, Madonna and Tina Turner… you’ll have to guess which TGO gal sings which.

So without further ado, I give you the winners!

Please contact me at with your child’s size and shipping address and I’ll send your prizes!


Thanks again for all your great song recommendations and keep rockin’!



You May or May Not Have Heard of Me

I would like to start by saying that TGO fans are theeee nicest and coolest people and say thank you for supporting the brand that I love with all my heart.

 Hi, I’m Olivia. I have worked for TGO since September 2013 on everything from pop-up shops to packing orders, customer service to photoshoots and trade shows to social media. If you’ve placed an order in the last couple of years, there’s a good chance I’ve written you a mushy note about how much I love you and TGO. Oh gosh, how embarrassing.

I’m going to do a little giveaway at the bottom of this post but first I’m going to tell you a little bit about myself. – Feel free to just scroll on down.:)

I live in a cute little house with my fella Derek, our son Arlo and our pup Bowie T. Stardust. Derek is the guitar player in a popular psychedelic rock band so our home is littered with music equipment. It’s prop heaven for any TGO shoot and there is at least one guitar pick in every load of laundry. Arlo is almost four months old and is already a rambunctious little guy. Arlo loves music (especially The Ramones and Harry Belafonte) and looooooves his puppy Bowie. I am so excited to see my boy grow up with the positive messaging and music of TGO and The Final Hurrahs…and for all the family photos in his Good Ones goodies.

I’ve had a fun and weird life so far and have had opportunities to do lots of crazy things. Here are a few highlights… I’m a former professional figure skater. I’ve been so lucky to have skated (and lived) in places like Vegas and Istanbul with people from around the world. My dad and I made it to master black belt and ran a martial arts school together… no I’m not making this up.

My mom and I started a company called OFabz in 2012 making retro swimwear and selling it to cute little boutiques across the country. Neither of us can turn our brains off so we have kept on designing as a fun side project and creative outlet for our love of ruffles and polka dots.

I love my job at TGO and my coworkers more than I can even admit. Sometimes we miss each other on the weekends so much that we meet up for dancing and karaoke. I love iced tea and might be addicted to coke zero. I live two miles away from Bricktown and get to ride my bike to work. I love The Supremes, James Brown, Tina Turner and Father John Misty. I feel most at home on a stage. I believe weekends are for donuts, kickball and making things. I love The Good Ones with all my heart and am so glad to know you all.

xoxo Olivia

p.s. the photo on the left is when Emma (one of my best pals and the graphic design mastermind behind some of your fave TGO items) and I drove the van to Riot Fest to sell some TGO and listen to some rock ‘n’ roll… one of my best memories from a TGO adventure (so far).

Contest: Leave us a comment with your (or your little good one’s) go-to karaoke song! We’ll choose a couple of you to send some TGO goodies… and Sam, Emma and I will sing the winner’s song at our next outing.:)

May 2, 2015 - 11:38 am

Lori M. - Total Eclipse of the Heart

May 2, 2015 - 11:58 am

Marisa Carrizales - The new fav song of my little girls is Dear future husband by Meghan Trainer

May 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Heather Weichbrodt - I’m not sure if she has karaoke songs or not but LOVE rocking out to Paula Abdul, “straight up” in the car with my twins! They think I’m CRAZY!! You just have to sing along with that one, and not quietly !!

May 2, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Briana - Shake your groove thing

May 2, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Katie Faucher - My son and daughter love singing journey “don’t stop belevin ” a little odd for kids but a fav of my husbands

May 2, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Joe Wolfcale - I think I love you by partridge family

May 2, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Courtney Hartman - Though I rarely grace the karaoke stage anymore, I love to sing the Fugees version of Killing Me Softly or my own painful rendition of Folsom Prison Blues. I’m no Johnny Cash. My two year olds first love song was The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song by The Flaming Lips. It was the only way to calm the cranky on long car rides. Cheers!

May 2, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Stacey Carey - My good one’s favorite song to karaoke to has to be Chris Tomlin – How Great is Our God – World Edition… Mostly because he is only 2 and likes the “aaaaa-aaaaahhhh” at the beginning and end…. Hahahaha

May 2, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Kaitlin Petersen - Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer is my favorite! My good one loves anything by Neil Diamond.

May 2, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Michelle Lamothe - My son is 3 and music is a part of his autism therapy so music is in our house constantly. He comes up to me daily with the remote in hand and says “Shake Off” so that is our Karoke song of choice! We also have some awesome dance moves! We love all our shirts from The Good Ones!

May 2, 2015 - 1:33 pm

Sarah K - Hit me with your best shot

May 2, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Rya Hibbard - Cruz’s favorite song to belt out as we drive along in the car is “So What” by Pink!!
His little raspy voice makes my heart puffy happy.

May 2, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Stephen Eric Bryden - Arthur’s favorite song is called “Don’t You Whatever You Do” and it involves a lot of freestyling and calling me names like Jello Head.

May 2, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Lisa Elliott - Hard Days night- the Beatles

My son says Hey Bulldog by the Beatles. Ha! Yes, we have Beatles Rock Band at home and love to jam out to some Beatles

May 2, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Emma - *Please someone say Celine Dion, Please someone say Celine Dion*

May 2, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Betsy - My two little good ones love singing Get Back by the Beatles. I’ll also confess they’re into Get That Body Back by Pomplamoose. ;)

May 2, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Lindsay Hanas - I haven’t done karaoke in a VERY long time and unfortunately don’t get “out” very often with 6 little ones at home but back in the day “Friends in Low Places” was ALWAYS a karaoke fav!

May 2, 2015 - 2:53 pm

jamie hicks - I used to be a kj and would sing Luka by Suzanne Vega all the time :)

May 2, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Amy Baldwin - My 6 year Michael loves any popular Bon Jovi song, but his absolute go-to fave is ‘Raise Your Hands.’ He has great choreography to go with it!

May 2, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Jennifer - Respect by Aretha Franklin!! I saw you girls at riot fest!! I was there all 3 days and rocking Matilda Jane Sunday!! Highlight of the weekend was being front row for Jane’s and TOUCHING Perry ;) glad you had a great time, So much fun!!!

May 2, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Jennifer Christman - Respect by Aretha Franklin. I saw you guys at riot fest! I was there all 3 days and rocked Matilda Jane on Sunday!! Had the most amazing time , got front row for Jane’s !! I’m glad you had fun too!!

May 2, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Anne - Our go-to song nowadays is “Let It Go.” Someone under 3 obviously rules the household ;)

May 2, 2015 - 9:10 pm

Kelley - hEarT! Anything by Heart is the best karaoke!

May 2, 2015 - 9:13 pm

Spency - “Love Shack”

May 2, 2015 - 9:27 pm

Alexa Keefe - creep-radiohead
Bohemian rhapsody-queen
My favorite karaoke songs of all time! I hope to get out to karaoke again soon, hope you all enjoy doing it! Love what you girls are up to!

May 2, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Manama Hope - Hi, Olivia! “Say My Name” – not many words!! I am THE WORST Karaoke Singer EVER!!!!! Got your love note in my precious package!! Actually, you addressed it to The Papa Bear who never shops, but the PayPal account is in his name. But that clever Nece added a Mama Hope love note, too. Love the music!! My Sweet boy, Willy, in Kitale and my grandson,Alex, in NC are gonna be happy boys!

May 3, 2015 - 1:30 am

Brittany - Nice to “meet” you! Love TGO and can’t wait for my little man to grow a little and don’t into the adorable outfits!

My karaoke hit is Grease Lightning! Too many crazy college fun night with that one.

May 3, 2015 - 11:56 am

Suzanne - My Dads middle name is Arlo!!
We love blister in the sun by the violent femmes(not really age appropriate but they love it)! Followed closely by the theme song to the Mickey mouse clubhouse by they might be Giants. You should totally sing that at karaoke!!

May 3, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Laura - My ds likes Rainbow Connection :)

May 3, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Sarah - As much as I hate to admit it our go to song is Everything is Awesome from the Lego movie! Obviously I have a 5 and 9 year old boy!

May 3, 2015 - 11:29 pm

belinda - taylor swift shake it off

May 3, 2015 - 11:31 pm

Rachel Huber - Love Love that The Good Ones is back in high production!! It’s so original and fresh! My fav karaoke/sing by myself I the car song is hands down Landslide by Stevie Nicks! It came on today and I was belting it out in the car:)))

May 3, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Misty T. - I’m soooo not a singer anymore. I used to do musicals but too many years of cheerleading has RUINED my voice. I finally gave in while out to Karaoke with my hubs and father in law and did a song. FINALLY! It was TEQUILA!! Even I can handle saying “tequila” in a funny deep voice and dancing the pee wee herman dance.

May 3, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Ashley - My 6 year old daughter and (almost) 3 year old son are currently obsessed with YMCA, Shake Your Groove Thing, Shake it Off, and All About That Bass. There is nothing better than their ‘concerts’ they put on! :)

May 3, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Shacie Fielder - Mine and my good one kiddos favorite karaoke song of all time is Sandra Dee (slumber Party song) from Grease. They think it is hilarious and we have to act out the whole thing like the movie. I don’t drink – I Swear!

May 3, 2015 - 11:41 pm

Shellye Poole - I would have to say The Final Countdown by Europe my kids are addicted to that song

May 3, 2015 - 11:43 pm

Holly V - Don’t stop believin—Journey!!!

May 3, 2015 - 11:46 pm

Michelle H - Oh my little guys love Uptown Funk! They’re always saying, ” I gotta kiss myself, I’m so pretty.”

May 3, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Jenine Weintein - My 6 year old Isaac LOVES AC/DC. He will jams to any song of theirs that he hears. “Back in Black” seems to be his favorite. The kid’s got good taste. :)

May 3, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Betsy King - This is such an awesome post! Wow, I want to know more about you! (PS Have always loved seeing your Ofabz suits around town when I lived in FW.)

My 8 year old son LOVES to sing Katy Perry’s Firework. Hilarious how serious he is in the beginning singing, “Have you ever felt, like a plastic bag, drifting in the wind, wanting to start again…” ;-D

May 3, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Shannon H - My kids and I sang “if I had a million dollars” by bare naked ladies once. Hilarious. They are better at disney tunes.

May 4, 2015 - 12:27 am

Keely Gehring - My son and his twin sisters go to song is “Ho, Hey” by the Lumineers. They are 3 1/2 and when it starts my son will yell “Hush…that’s my jam!”

May 4, 2015 - 12:41 am

Traci - The song that all my kids (including my good one) love to belt out right now is from Guardians of the Galaxy: Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede.

May 4, 2015 - 1:23 am

Brittney Bell - It’s a complete cliche – but my favorite is Shania Twain “Any Man of Mine” lol!! #truth

May 4, 2015 - 2:55 am

Amanda conn - My son started Pre k this year and his all time fav. Song right now is ” I like to eat apples and bananas” lol its his very first song that he has learned and loved.

May 4, 2015 - 4:50 am

Jill - Pretty much anything by Chicago! It’s not uncommon to find us singing and dancing along to any of their music :)

May 4, 2015 - 5:31 am

Gina P - My go to is Spice Girls Wanabe :) If my 3 year old picked it would be any Imagine Dragons song!

May 4, 2015 - 5:55 am

Florence Taylor - My son & I sing Warren G & Nate dog ” regulate”

May 4, 2015 - 6:24 am

Samantha Kempke - Somebody to love by Queen :)

May 4, 2015 - 6:52 am

Patricia Buckaloo - We got Aidan a his first karaoke machine this past Christmas. He loves it!!!! His fav song is “Burn”. I have some super cute video of him on Christmas Day, it didn’t take him long to catch on to using the machine.

May 4, 2015 - 6:54 am

Ingrid - Uptown funk!

May 4, 2015 - 7:21 am

Maryann - My kids and I totally rock out to Timber! My youngest just dances (or continuously jumps) while my older son sings as loud as he can!

May 4, 2015 - 7:26 am

Dawn - First of all, great to meet you! My little guy’s song at the moment is “Century” by Fallout Boy. We ADORE our TGOs, but I have to tell you–there is a HUGE market for retro swimwear as well…I wish it was more available in a quality product!

May 4, 2015 - 8:01 am

Erin Smitj - Tiny Tim – Tip Toe Through the Tulips

It’s lovely to meet you! My son is almost 4 and has been wearing TGO since he was a tiny baby :D you should like an amazing awesome person to have working at TGO! I hope to see many fun and new things come from the amazing line of rocking boys clothes.

May 4, 2015 - 8:07 am

ashley - My kids love belting out Firework so we often kitchen karaoke to that song! Loved doing karaoke to “I Will Survive” and “This Will Be An Everlasting Love” with my mom and sister back in the day.

May 4, 2015 - 8:25 am

bridgette lott - Paradise by the dashboard light by Meatloaf!

May 4, 2015 - 8:35 am

Jennifer - Love getting to know all of you fabulous ladies! My son is just 3, so his favorite right now is “This Old Man”. He gets a little creative with the lyrics haha

May 4, 2015 - 8:46 am

crystal lutz - Lionel Richey and Celine Dion Endless Love!

May 4, 2015 - 8:52 am

Jennifer shultz - Well mine is probably Journey Street Lights, but man, I really can’t hold back in the car when Sheryl Crow comes on.

My kids on the other hand are obsessed with Kriss Kross right now, Jump and Warm It Up Kriss, I have am awesome video if you ever have no other thing in the world to do :)

May 4, 2015 - 9:03 am

Christy Lynn H - My kids love to sing “I Love Rock n Roll” by Joan Jett. It’s more a part of our kitchen dance parties than karaoke though. Before kids, when I actually went out a lot, “These Boots are Made for Walking” by Nancy Sinatra was my go to karaoke song. Love your post Olivia! So nice to get to know you :)

May 4, 2015 - 9:04 am

Sarah Ray - My 6-in-4-days-year-old sings Fall Out Boy Immortals all the time…and anything by Imagine Dragons. My 2-year-old sings the My Little Pony theme song. Constantly.

May 4, 2015 - 9:05 am

Lindsey - my 2 year old loves singing the hello song from music class;)

May 4, 2015 - 9:06 am

Leah - Our favorite song is Happy by Pharrel. The boys love it!

May 4, 2015 - 11:11 am

Dana Summerville - Mine is Hungry like the wolf! my daughter loves all about that bass an. Belts out I don’t want to go to school. I just want to break the rules…no idea who sings that one!

May 4, 2015 - 11:29 am

Nicole Bowen - We rock out to “Who let the Dogs out!?!?!” It usually includes every animal in their own verse… Who let the cats out? Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow!

May 4, 2015 - 11:35 am

Kala - eye of the tiger!!! My son is obsessed with the Rocky movies!!

May 4, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Donna - ABBA, Tom Jones & Cat Stevens :)

May 4, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Krystal Colon - My 6yo son absolutely loves the song “Royals” by Lourdes…..or any song by her actually. She’s amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.

May 4, 2015 - 3:06 pm

LittleBeeHive - Great Balls of Fire….Who doesn’t Love a classic Top Gun song :)

May 4, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Jennifer Dombroski - My go-to karaoke song is Mother by Danzig. I sing it every time I get the chance to karaoke. My 2nd is Cher’s “If I could Turn back Time” – I can do a mean Cher falsetto.

May 4, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Malissa - My kiddos and I love Taylor Swift songs, especially Blank Space!

May 4, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Jenny - Goodbye Earl- Dixie Chicks :) my best friend and I sing it when we karaoke together

May 4, 2015 - 6:02 pm

Annie Winland - Jerik loves to sing- his top three tunes to belt out are “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” “Baby Got Back,” and “Radioactive.” He had eclectic tastes.

May 4, 2015 - 6:38 pm

amy - you may or may not know “study to show thyself” … either way, it’s a round song and my son loves to “honk” it out

May 4, 2015 - 7:17 pm

Melissa Johnson - My 3 year old little boy LOVES to sing Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. He heard it on a Monsterjam video and calls it “the monster truck song”. My hubby had to find the song and download it for him. He says, “Listen to that beat drop!!” He mimicks the beat dropping, and then starts belting out the lyrics. Cracks me up!

May 4, 2015 - 8:12 pm

Lois - Olivia, I so enjoyed reading about you……and what an interesting life you have already had in your young years. Arlo is already Mr. Personality at 4 months. I will look forward to seeing him as he grows. I am not a singer but still sing some of the preschool songs that I learned when teaching that age and my granddaughter Sara, 4, is a master at making up songs to share with us. Looking forward to hearing from you again.

May 4, 2015 - 8:42 pm

Michelle T. - Our go to is Proud Mary – Tina Turner but lately How Bad Can I Be? from the Lorax.

May 4, 2015 - 9:06 pm

Katherine Reed - Hi Olivia! So glad to learn a bit more about you~ I *did* hear that you were a karaoke star.
Elliott, Annabelle and I have karaoke dance parties every afternoon ~ and right now, their favorite song is I Got You Babe and they get all cute and mushy with it. Melts my heart.
Your little Arlo is precious!

May 4, 2015 - 10:10 pm

Katie - My kids and I jam out to Pharrell and Da Punk in the car!

May 4, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Jill - my 5 yr olds fav song is We Are the Champions! He can rock to Love Shack too!

May 5, 2015 - 11:13 am

Lori Glynn - Right now my 5 year olds favorite is American Kids by Kenny Chesney. Our kitchen is our dance floor during dinner preparation.

May 6, 2015 - 8:23 am

Jennifer Nelson - Good Vibrations :)

May 7, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Bethany R - Right now is kinda a weird time in our house, musically. My three boys are most frequently heard singing Tradition from Fiddler on the Roof. And for some reason they are in to Michael Jackson songs when there isn’t a Fiddler Craze going on!

May 15, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Katie Jo McKenna - “happy” by Pharell! I mean dancing around like a crazy singing happy a million times is bound to put smiles on everyone’s faces

May 16, 2015 - 6:48 pm

Priscilla Bockelman - What a feeling from the movie Flashdance….starts out slow and has the perfect build!!! Great to showcase dance moves too!!

May 16, 2015 - 6:50 pm

Pam Lee - My favorite is Girls just want to have fun by Cyndi Lauper or Let’s hear it for the boys!! Love the up tempo beat to both!!!

May 17, 2015 - 10:12 am

Amber Hill - Journey , Don’t stop believing

July 8, 2015 - 10:56 pm

Kel - Olivia! Can’t believe this is you! Just saw this tonight after looking for entries about our beloved MJC founder Denise.

You taught our little guy (now 6) how to skate (remember him crying on the ice at 3 lol?) He has been playing hockey for year now since age 5! He is doing great and all that persistence paid off!

Had to comment and say Arlo is adorable and so happy to see you are at The Good Ones!

The night before Release day gots me thinkin’


Joining the Good Ones full time (along with a few amazing Mighty Acorn projects here and there) was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. Yea, I know I’m only 26 and my life has boat loads of scary risks and opportunities ahead of me. But for almost 7 years now, I’ve felt pretty darn safe. Risk-free you could say. I was comfy and cozy in my Matilda Jane bubble.

Then why am I here, you ask? Why give up my the little world I loved so much? The little world Denise allowed me to help create.

I’m here because I realized that “comfy” and “cozy” started to mean complacent and lazy to me.

I also realized, the world I liked best was the one where I got to work with my hero, mentor, and best friend each and everyday.

I realized I liked risks. I liked building a company I believed in. I liked growing. And heck, I even liked change.

All of those things are scary. But all so worth it in when it’s for a company you believe in with every bit of your heart.

That’s all it took. I looked back on the excitement around starting The Good Ones back in 2012. I thought about Matt and his uber-talented team at OLG and our roundtable meetings sharing ideas and just plain dreamin’. And I thought about Denise. Man, I missed her. I thought about our story and how I didn’t think it was quite finished yet. I also thought about how I missed doing a bit of everything. I’ve got much more to share with this world than my love of color and design, let me tell ya!

And now I’m here on the eve of April 15th, feeling butterflies, bats, and bugs moving around like crazy in my stomach. It feels good to be nervous like this. It feels good to care so much. And you have no idea how good it feels to know you guys are there, rooting us on. Goodness, we couldn’t ask for a better group of cheerleaders. I mean that.

Before I forget, I loved reading your comments about Spring! It’s my favorite time of year and it sounds like it’s a few of yours too! Will the group of winners email me at with your child’s size and address for your goodies?!

Lastly, I want you to know that we’re so excited about the release tomorrow. Excited to share our first few pieces. I do mean A FEW. Tomorrow we’ll have about 8 new items to share. And in May another dozen or so. And even more happening this summer. Gotta remember, we’re just starting to get our legs here at TGO. So we’re small right now, but OH SO MIGHTY. Just ask Mister Gabe DeMarchis. He’s loving the new line.

And just a helpful FYI, Gabe’s stats are: Age 9, Weight 76lbs, Height 4″7. And he’s wearing our size 9/10. Also, just insider information for you “He was not the happiest trying on everything, but he did ask to keep the clothes.” Alright Gabe, I’ll think about it;)



April 14, 2015 - 4:46 pm

Laura Cameron - Congrats to the winners!!

April 14, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Katie McKenna - EEEEK I’m SO excited about tomorrow! We’re so lucky to have you and Denise on board, Sam! I know you have some wonderful things in store for us :)
Can’t wait to see everything tomorrow <3
And Congrats to the winners!

April 14, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Shari - So excited for you!!! It’s so nice to “hear” your voice again!

April 14, 2015 - 5:08 pm

Polly Johnson - I’m so excited!! Good luck on your new journey with Denise!! :) Ms. Polly

April 14, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Jennifer - I’m so excited for this new line. I love mjc for my girl and my little boy always says he wants to get clothes in the mail too. He already loves the few pieces of tgo. Happy to start this journey with yall.

April 14, 2015 - 5:20 pm

Trish Buckaloo - That is a beautiful story!!!! So excited about all the new releases. Congrats to the winners. And by the way thanks for the sizing info that helps out a lot ;-)

April 14, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Amanda L - Excited for your new adventures Sam!

April 14, 2015 - 5:34 pm

JenF - Oh how I love dressing up my little man. Can’t wait!

April 14, 2015 - 5:41 pm

NDgirl - So happy for ya, Sam! I know exactly what you mean when you talk about “a company you believe in.” So excited for tomorrow! And look at Gabe … starting to look just like his daddy :) !

April 14, 2015 - 5:50 pm

Kait Galto - Oh man … I’m in love. I can’t wait to order tomorrow. So excited your designing boys clothes!!

April 14, 2015 - 6:17 pm

Sarah - I love when you blog, Sam! So excited for you ladies. Maybe my son will wear “boy Matilda Jane” again lol!

April 14, 2015 - 6:53 pm

Ingrid levy - Love you Sam!!! I have missed your blog posts!!!!

April 14, 2015 - 7:41 pm

Holly - I’ve been a Matilda Jane lover for years now, and I’ve been able to save and enjoy the memories of my first daughter’s clothes with my second daughter. There’s just something about the memories they have made in your adorable designs. And now may I just say how excited I am to 1) have a baby boy (almost 3 months) and to 2) see both of you more involved in TGO? So, so excited!

April 14, 2015 - 8:33 pm

Kayla - Love you and your very brave heart!!!!

April 14, 2015 - 11:23 pm

Laine - I miss you so much, I miss your blogs, I miss your designs and I will miss your face and enthusiasm at conference when the new MJC line is unveiled…but now I have this!! And now my son gets to share in the fun (and not just unisex straightees)! Can’t wait! And sign me up to be a TGO Trunk Keeper, lol!

April 14, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Sharon Blumberg - I loved reading this and am so excited for this new line! If you ever need shoes for TGO models, just let me know! We would love to work with you!

April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Michelle Huesgen - You ladies are amazing! You inspire me as creatives and humans. Congrats of the release! It really is an amazing line!!! I was blown away!!

April 15, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Ashlee - Wow I just love you über lots! And miss you both a ton! Super excited about TGO and thrilled to watch you both create another dynasty together! It’s what’s in the inside that counts! And your heart will always be mine! Xoxo

April 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Isbel (Belis) - I loved this, Sam! Taking risks is what livin’ is all about – and what better than to do it with people you call ‘family’! Loved the launch! Kudos to all :)

April 15, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Amber V - YAY! I’m super excited to hear you’ve joined this team Sam! I have three little girls and we have loved MJ forever and I especially loved reading your blogs. Since my last little person is a boy, I’m looking forward to what this line will bring his way. Thanks

April 15, 2015 - 7:10 pm

Lisa Moline - Any company would be lucky to have someone with as much heart as Sam and Denise. Can’t wait to see what is left of your story ;) Love you!

Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year again. It’s the time when Indiana starts to look good and feel good again. It’s the time when, after months and months of waiting, all of our favorite shows are back on tv, AND most important of all, it’s the time when we get to launch the first TGO Collection of the year—Stringing Up the Stars. Oh ya, it’s Spring time baby!

Preparations for the new release are taking place left and right! We’ve been cleaning up the TGO workshop until it shines- it’s been a whole lot of scrubbing, organizing, and rearranging, but when Denise gets bit by the cleaning bug, there’s no getting around it!

 (Even Paulie and Franklin got in on the cleaning action)

Did you know that TGO is packed and shipped out of our pal Matilda Jane’s old Platinum warehouse? Denise and I have always loved this  building that’s cozily placed next to 435, Matilda Jane’s old home. We have such an affection for this little Bricktown of ours and are so happy to carry on working on TGO here!

 In honor of spring cleaning, we’ve decided to clean the inventory shelves off a bit too. We’ve bundled up items that are super low in quantity and we wanna ship them to you! How about you leave us a comment with your favorite sign of spring, and we’ll choose a few of you for some TGO goodies in the size of your choice?!

I feel like this week is the start of, well, everything. Can’t wait to see where this adventure takes us!

Stay tuned.





April 13, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Melissa Peters - Tulips, I live near Holland Michigan and the tulips are beautiful!!!!

April 13, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Krystal Colon - What we love most about Spring is being able to open up all the windows in our house to let the birds chirping sing to us inside. In addition, we can all go back to the beach for some great shelling. :)

April 13, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Kirsten Hamilton - We LOVE tulips, fresh air, and just plain ole’ getting rid of winter cabin fever! Love having my kiddos outside playing and wearing them out! :)

April 13, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Isbel Belis - The energy in the air! And cherry blossoms overflowing on both sides of a street.

April 13, 2015 - 1:36 pm

misty thompson - I love it when the birds come back. Living here in the tundra of Minnesota, it takes awhile. But once they do, and start chirping and flittering around, it puts me in a good mood!

April 13, 2015 - 1:37 pm

Rosa Pagliuca - Budding tulips in the ground are my Favorite first sign of spring!

April 13, 2015 - 1:37 pm

Ashley Kick - Our favorite sign of spring is when it is finally warm enough for walks and trips to the zoo. This year will be extra fun because we’ve added a little boy to the mix. Can’t wait to see what you guys have come up with!

April 13, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Jennifer gregg - My favorite sign of spring is the beautiful singing birds that we wake to in the am. Oh and the chance to pull out our fav TGO tees to wear

April 13, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Florence Taylor - Washington DC cherry blossoms

April 13, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Rosa pagliuca - reposting my email correctly. Thanks –

April 13, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Leanne - Ever since I was a little girl, my Grandma would talk about the return of robins in Springtime. To this day, when I see those little bright red bellies in the trees or hopping on the lawns – I think of her and the return of nice sunny Spring days!

April 13, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Sarah Seror - Sounds silly but my favorite sign/thing about Spring is when you are out and about everyone is in a happy mood, everyone is cherry and there is a sense of optimism because the winter is finally over.

When I was picking my son up from school during the winter, all the parents were just quiet, not really “happy,” but that first warm day transitioning from Winter to Spring everyone is happy and talkative and just it is honestly my favorite thing. <3

April 13, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Jessica - love to see you two at it again! My favorite sign of spring is my magnolia tree blooming… It’s still cold here in wisconsin but the buds have formed and I can not wait for them to POP! Xxoo

April 13, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Melissa - Hands down. The squeals of my children when the “diffadoils” (daffodils as named by my now 31 year old baby brother) poke through the snow. It’s the first sign of hope after a long winter her in Chicago, and well… Even though we are big city dwellers, my container garden on my back porch is what I live for May through October.

April 13, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Rosa Pagliuca - Budding tulips in the ground are my favorite first sign of spring!

April 13, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Maryann E. - Opening windows to get some fresh air in the house!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!! ❤️

April 13, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Ashley - I love when the grass turns green again!

April 13, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Jessica - Cherry blossoms here in Washington DC!

April 13, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Michelle Petroff - Love the first warm day when we can search for t-shirts and ellies to wear so we can take a break from layering clothes!

April 13, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Bronwyn D - Hi Sam & Denise! So happy to see that you two artistic and creative ladies are back together again. It is also nice to see you writing on a blog again Sam. Even though I only have a daughter, I have the most adorable nephews! A 2 year old & a 4 year old who I love to pieces. They are the sweetest little guys ever! I would love for you to give them something from TGO’s because I certainly can’t dress them in Matilda Jane like my daughter!!! Lol!!! Without a doubt,I have to say the best part about Spring is watching all the ice slowly melt on Lake Winnipeg (where we have a cottage)knowing that in a few short months we will be enjoying our weekends at the beach and swimming in the lake!

April 13, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Lori - When the local ice cream shop opens for business!

April 13, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Rebecca Sims - Buttercups! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

April 13, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Shacie Fielder - When I was a little girl, my papa and granny would take us for Sunday afternoon rides in the country. As soon as the buttercups started to bloom, they would take us to this huge field of buttercups and let us pick as many as we wanted. I always know it is almost Spring when the buttercups start to bloom and buttercups are still my favorite flower even today.

April 13, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Betsy - Spring has arrived when I am able to stand barefoot wiggling my toes in the grass!

April 13, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Nicole Pierson - I love the way clothes smell when hung out to dry!

So excited about this! I adore Matilda Jane, but don’t have a daughter…I did actually buy a pair of MJ pants for my boy though and they are adorable on him!

April 13, 2015 - 1:47 pm

pamela - love seeing the apple blossoms appearing on the trees and the first signs of flowers pushing out of the ground! it’s a good day to be alive!!

April 13, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Candace - I love the first warm days of spring when the kids play outside til dark and come in with their dirty little feet…followed by a bubblebath, of course. :)

April 13, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Brandi P - my favorite sign of spring is watching the woods in our neighborhood go from brown to green and all the deer mosie up to the yards to eat

April 13, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Suzanne - my favorite sign of spring is hearing kids play. Not just my own but hearing neighbors and more distant cries of laughter and joy. Makes my heart happy!!

April 13, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Abby - The first Little League baseball games! Sitting on the bleachers and watching my little (ok, not so little any more) guy play ball!

April 13, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Jill Rusiewicz - Spring is by far my favorite season. When the tulips start coming up and the thunderstorms come rolling in, I couldn’t be any happier. My kids and I love sitting by the back door watching for lightning and “counting Mississippi’s” to see how far away the storms are.

April 13, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Carla Lagarde - Rain puddles! Love watching my kids splach and giggle!

April 13, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Jayna Schenk - I love that everything comes to life, the grass gets green, the trees bloom and the birds are back singing their sweet song. Most importantly we can be outside! We spent all weekend playing outside doing all the things we couldn’t do all winter!

April 13, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Bethany - My favorite sign of spring is the pile of mud boots caked with mud by the patio door. Always a great sign that not only is spring here, but all the kids have been outside in the nicer weather having fun!

April 13, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Amy Thompson - I love the dogwoods blooming here in Georgia! Also the bright shades of green after a good April shower!

April 13, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Lauren C - There are so many wonderful things to love about spring! I love opening the windows and letting the breeze in. Also l love being able to go outside and play with the kids. We hate being stuck inside all winter.

April 13, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Jessica Engstrom - we love when the robins come back to sing.

April 13, 2015 - 1:53 pm

jamie - My favorite sign of spring is that nightfall is later and later so we can play outside with the kids in the neighborhood

April 13, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Jennifer Dombroski - My favorite sign of spring is the sunshine. Once I get that needed dose of sunny vitamin D, I feel renewed. :)

April 13, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Tiffany B - Fave sign of spring hmmm…yard sale signs I’m not so far from you all, and here in Ohio when you see yard sale signs…its Spring

April 13, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Amiee S. - My favorite sign of spring is knowing that the Days Of Summer aren’t to find behind.

April 13, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Tiffany Treece - Today my favorite part of spring is putting away the winter wardrobe and pulling out all the fun spring and summer clothes!I always know it’s time when all of my son’s jeans have shredded knees.

April 13, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Sarah - Rhubarb, I love to cook and when rhubarb starts budding up from the ground I know that spring has arrived. When I was little my mom used to give us a stalk of rhubarb and a little bowl of sugar to dip it in. I started doing that with my own kids. Good memories.

April 13, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Stephanie - My favorite sign of spring is blooming magnolia trees. They are my favorite!! Waiting on three in my yard right now. :)

April 13, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Jessica McGehee - Sunshine, Tulips and Rain!

April 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Stacey - My favorite part of spring are the open doors and windows, seeing all of our neighbors again and spending every ounce of daytime outside.

April 13, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Holly - In my home state of GA, I love the azaleas. Now that I live in Indiana, I love the daffodils and all of the blooms. And I did find myself really excited by rain a few weeks ago, because….it wasn’t snow. :)

April 13, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Katie Jo McKenna - The feeling of the warm sun on my face and the fragrance of hyacinths in the air

April 13, 2015 - 2:04 pm

Joy Snow - My favorite signs of spring are the hyacinths and daffodils popping up to say ‘hello.’ :-)

April 13, 2015 - 2:04 pm

Rebekah Daday - Tulips, cherry blossoms, sweet smelling honeysuckle and fresh squeezed lemonade.

April 13, 2015 - 2:04 pm

Melissa passage - my favorite sign of spring is the first flowers that come up, even when it’s still cold outside! It gives me hope that winter is almost over and the warm up is coming!

April 13, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Sarah L - My favorite sign of Spring is strawberry picking… I love getting the updates from our local farms when they’re ready to pick! Nothing like farm fresh berries to tell you Spring has arrived!

April 13, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Jen Marmol - Daffodils – my favorite flower and my favorite sign of spring!

April 13, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Kristen Morea - I love seeing kids finally playing outside again! Running around, riding bikes, climbing on jungle gyms! Indiana is wonderful in the springtime!!!

April 13, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Tara McCarty - This may be gross…but I love how my kids (I have a boy & girl) smell after playing outside on a warm day…it’s like they bring the smell of “outside” back in with them. And I love the sweet smell of a sweaty little boy too…it’s like puppy breath…it should be gross but it’s so sweet. But when my sweet 4 year old little boy hits puberty I’ll change my mind about how he smells!

April 13, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Julie Beckstein - We moved to Indiana last fall so spring is a much bigger deal to us! I think just the warm temps after dinner and the kids playing outside until the sky turns midnight blue. :)

April 13, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Nancy S - The smell of fresh cut green grass!

April 13, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Lisa - i love to leave the doors and windows open! The fresh air lightens up the house and puts everyone in such a good mood.

April 13, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Michelle B - We live in the country so for us it’s seeing all the new baby calves and lambs.

April 13, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Chelsea Buwalda - The warm breeze when I step outside. Being able to take long walks outside with my family. The birds chirping in the morning is always pleasant too :) .

April 13, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Michelle T. - Little Ducklings, birds chirping, azaleas, magnolias, and cherry blossoms. Most of all, my kids get the SPRING FEVER…time to rock n roll outside!

April 13, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Grandma M - Going to the tulip festival with my grandkids!

April 13, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Sandra K. - Our favorite signs of spring – Sunshine and Rainbows!!

April 13, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Jennifer Shultz - My fav is the local Creamy Whips opening, wanna know my least fav…back to shaving my legs daily, ugh :) can’t wait to see the new TGO line!!!

April 13, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Dana Summerville - I love seeing the day lilies leaves start to sprout and. Waking to the sun slightly hitting my face and the sound of bidlrds chirping…Hello Spring!

April 13, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Connie P - I love seeing the tulips during Tulip Time. We live near Holland and every year we look forward to seeing the streets lined with beautiful tulips.

April 13, 2015 - 2:13 pm

Traci - My favorite sign of spring is when my kids start begging to play outside instead of groaning when I say we are going out! :)

April 13, 2015 - 2:14 pm

maryann thrasher - The birds chirping in the mornings; which helps on the walk to the morning bus stop!

April 13, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Angelique - Bluebirds of Happiness of course it’s Spring

April 13, 2015 - 2:17 pm

Nicole - Outdoor photo sessions, and evenings at the baseball & softball fields.

April 13, 2015 - 2:17 pm

Brittney Jones - The Illinois redbuds are my favorite sign of spring!

April 13, 2015 - 2:17 pm

Erin - my favorite part of spring is putting the kids in their new spring outfits! The flowers are really nice too.

April 13, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Malissa - Tree buds and blooms!

April 13, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Prencie - My list is long but waking up to the sound of birds chirping is a big one for me! I love watching the flowing pear trees burst into snowy whiteness and right behind them are the cherry blossoms. One of the other first signs of spring that I love here are the camellias! That’s when I know spring is here.

April 13, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Carrie - Dandelions – love them. Any wild flower really but love watching my kids make wishes every year.

April 13, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Gina - Love when the first little yellow and purple flowers start popping out of the ground!! Also…baseball :)

April 13, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Wendy Fincher - The best part of spring is all the visitors we receive. We live in S FL and all our family is in GA so during their spring breaks they come to visit. It’s a month long celebration at the beach and we love it.

April 13, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Heather Woods - My favorite sign of Spring is that extra pep you see in everyone’s step, the new energy that’s buzzing all around me, & those days when you can FINALLY open those house & car windows & breath in all the new energy!

April 13, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Courtnie Lanusse - Spring releases :) Sunlight, sand & saltwater!

April 13, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Bridgette Lott - My favorite sign of Spring is when my daughter step-grand kids start playing rec softball and baseball! :)

April 13, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Tina P - Everything turns my favorite color— green!!! Cool breeze in the evening. Kids playing in the streets past dinner. Neighbors BBQing together. Picnics in the park.

April 13, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Amber Hill - Opening up the windows and letting the cool breeze blow through the house. The birds signing and flowers blooming.

April 13, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Micca Swiatek - I know the Cardinal is a bird typically associated with winter; but for me, I know spring has arrived when I open the window above my kitchen sink to let the fresh air in, and immediately hear the male Cardinal singing.

Then I’ll look into my back yard and see the Cardinals pairing up and racing about – it’s like their bold streaks of color and loud songs are awakening all of nature after a long and cold Chicago winter. Yes, Cardinals are my favorite sign of spring!

April 13, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Chrissy Prestwood - I love the smell of spring and being outside with my babies playing for hours on end! Picnics, play dates at the park and fishing are a few of our favorite outdoor spring activities (while we wear our favorite TGO outfit of course)!

April 13, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Brittany - My favorite sign of Spring is all the children playing outside in our neighborhood again! Hearing their giggles and joy makes my heart so happy!

April 13, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Timmi Fermanich - My favorite sign of spring is tulips poking their heads through the ground!

April 13, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Ati - Here in south Florida, I love seeing the yellow blooms fill the tabebuia trees!

April 13, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Amanda L - Spring has arrived when things begin to bloom, grow & blossom!

April 13, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Lynn Brady - I love everything about Spring! Easter, the warmer weather, Spring Break at the Beach, flowers blooming, soccer, white pants and shoes, short sleeves and shorts, the smell of jasmine in the air. Love it all!! Thank you for the opportunity to win! My boys love TGO!!!

April 13, 2015 - 2:44 pm

sarah driscoll - What I love most about spring is how much my kids appreciate the change in weather. We live in upstate NY. It was a tough winter, but my boys wanted to be outside yesterday from 6am until 6pm digging up the soft ground. It was our first day in the 60′s. We all were in awe of the beauty and freshness spring brings.
They are sz 4 and sz 8.
Love you girls!!!

April 13, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Stacey Carey - I love the sound of the birds in the morning! ..and the fact that it isn’t pitch black dark when I get up.. To enjoy the sunrise and sit outside with a warm cup of coffee listening to the birds… all of this before the littles are up!

April 13, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Nicole Bowen - What’s there NOT to love about Spring!?!?! But I had my first “favorite” this weekend, with the smell of fresh cut grass! I mean, when Yankee candle makes a scent out of something, you KNOW its good!

April 13, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Cheryl Ross - I know it’s spring when my two boys disappear into the woods for hours of fun exploring, digging holes, and squishing in the mud.

April 13, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Amanda (Mandy) Walker - My favorite sign of Spring is not only the budding of flowers and trees but Baseball! My kids LOVE baseball and I LOVE watching them play and have a great time with their team mates!

April 13, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Brittany Huffman - My favorite sign of Spring is the trees starting to bloom around my parents farm. We visit often and make plans for fishing, walks, and lots of outdoor picnics! ❤️

April 13, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Jennifer Robertson - My favorite sign of spring is flowers, baby horses coming into the world (we have 1 new baby), new grass, warm sunshine. But most of all, my wedding anniversary is March 20th, the first day of Spring.

Cannot wait to see this line!

April 13, 2015 - 2:50 pm

ashley - Daffodils!

April 13, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Anne Guerrero - Favorite sign of spring — longer days!!

April 13, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Alicia H. - One of my favorite signs of spring is the smell of fresh cut grass!

April 13, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Tara Henderson - My favorite sign of Spring is when the trees and flowers start blooming! I love driving through old neighborhoods with mature trees and beautiful white and pink blooms framing the streets. :)

April 13, 2015 - 2:52 pm

Heather Holt - The first sign of spring and warmer weather coming is when I pick up my son (Sawyer, 5) from school and he is sweaty and dirty from having fun outside in the afternoon. Sure, little boys can certainly work up a sweat playing around in any weather, but there is something about those first warmer afternoons when I get him and he is pink-cheeked, smiling and ready to tell me all about his day. After a request to stop and get a snack on the way home, of course! ; )

April 13, 2015 - 2:53 pm

Amanda Ijames - Def being able to wear flip flops !!!

April 13, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Courtney Schall - I love to be able to finally open all the windows in my house! One of my (many!) favorite parts of spring. ;)

April 13, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Kelly - The smell of rain and freshly mowed grass along with the flowers popping up!

April 13, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Betsy - One of my fav signs of spring is the opening of Fort Wayne’s own Zesto’s!!! Spring has sprung and we’re so happy to be spending more time outdoors.

April 13, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Laura Cameron - Warm air and bright sunshine!

There is nothing better than waking up to a warm, sunny, crisp day! It just makes me feel happy! Don’t get me wrong, I love cool weather!! BUT, those first warm Spring days are absolutely the BEST!

April 13, 2015 - 3:04 pm

Samantha Burcham - My husband is a yard fanatic, I love pulling in our driveway after the first time he mows and gets all our fresh mulch down!
PS I take zero credit for this! He does an awesome job!

April 13, 2015 - 3:12 pm

heather - love to see the lilacs in bloom my favorite sent for sure!

April 13, 2015 - 3:23 pm

Ingrid levy - First sign of spring in Florida are back to back beach days! Including the start of nice tan!

April 13, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Jessica Wieseman - My favorite thing about Spring is mowing the grass. Being a stay at home mom, this is my “me” time. Headphones in and sun tanning my skin. <3

My little guy is getting ready to turn 6 months old on the 22nd, so we're pretty excited to be able to wear TGO for quite a few years! :)

April 13, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Christy Hruska - Daffodils. They are bright & sunny yellow and the perfect cue to the warm & sunny days ahead.

April 13, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Rebecca Klinge - Beautiful magnolia trees!

April 13, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Brandy Cantrell - The 1st sign of spring is waking up to cool mornings but enjoying warm afternoons. The first sign of the beautiful flower blubs poking there heads out of the dirt and the start of baseball season :) . Its been a long winter here in Boston….cant wait for Spring!

April 13, 2015 - 3:34 pm

amy j. - I love spring because it means that summer is almost here!

April 13, 2015 - 3:36 pm

Mimi Little - You know it is spring when you stay outside with the kids until dark throwing the baseball, drawing on the driveway with chalk and spotting contrails in the sky. The minute you head inside you realize dinner will be scraps from the frig and everyone is happy .

April 13, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Rebecca Hendrickson - Sleeveless dresses for my daughter and no shirts under jon jons for my son. Flip flops and sandals. Planting our garden and lemonade on the back deck after school. Daffodils coming up in the middle of the woods. …. mother nature’s way of keeping us on our toes. The longer days and sleeping with the windows open. The song of crickets and the glow of lightening bugs. Spring is my favorite time of year!

April 13, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Heather - I live in Northern Michigan… so Spring comes late for us. However, you know it’s on the wind when you see the Candian Geese start to fly north. They are such powerful fliers, I love to see them soar.

April 13, 2015 - 3:48 pm

Shauna B. - car windows rolled down!

April 13, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Laura Hansen - While I love everything that comes with the new season, I love busting out a fun spring wardrobe!!! New stuff mixed with some of my old favorites is always exciting! Something about fresh clothes and a new season….they just go hand in hand!

April 13, 2015 - 3:56 pm

Nadia A - The feeling of everything being new and starting fresh. The blossoms on trees, tulips springing up everywhere. My son’s first birthday:)

April 13, 2015 - 3:56 pm

Gretchen R. - My favorite sign of Spring are long Sunday bike rides with the family!! (10 miles yesterday in beautiful Ohio weather…finally!!)

April 13, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Trish Buckaloo - No doubt about it my favorite is the dogwoods blooming and daffodils. Seeing these reminds me of new beginnings and fresh starts. But I can’t forget baseball!!!! Watching the kids play, I love it!!!!

April 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Allison Conley - My favorite thing about spring is seeing the Apple blossoms start to bloom. The light, lingering aroma in the air especially when the blooms are warming in the sunshine after a light rain is pretty hard to beat. And the sound of the bees buzzing in the branches of the Apple trees isn’t bad either:). I love spring!

April 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Julia Jones - Daffodils, pansies, azaleas and dogwoods in bloom (minus the pollen)

April 13, 2015 - 4:06 pm

Sarah - Our favorite sign of Spring is seeing the return of “Mommy Robin” as my girls affectionately refer to her ( them?). Hearing their chirping sounds and seeing them flutter about the yard. We even lay out old newspaper clippings, shoelaces, cellophane, or anything else she might use to build her new home:-) So glad to see you ladies back together and can’t wait to see what is to come from the Dynamic Darling Duo!

April 13, 2015 - 4:08 pm

Kristin Crawford - I can always tell spring has sprung when we get good thunderstorm and grass turns the perfect shade of green!

April 13, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Bonnie Miller - When it’s still light out in the evening and we can play outside

April 13, 2015 - 4:18 pm

JenF - My favorite sign of spring is seeds! I love this time if year when I get to plant seeds with my kids and we get to water them and watch them grow into summer. The kids take great pride in helping and watching things grow and finally harvesting! Lots of tomatoes come out of our yard!

April 13, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Sommer Macko - OMG I would love to start a collection of The Good Ones for my 5 year old boys. They are part of a triplet pack and of course their triplet sis and older sis wear MJ. I just love the smell of SPRING…the fresh cut grass and new flowers.

April 13, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Ellen Jeffers - In Georgia the first and most notable signs of spring are the daffodils peeping thru the ground and the Bradford pear trees blooming! Although the smell of the Bradford pears is less than desirable, it’s a pleasant trade off for this girl who gets spring fever like no other! ☺

April 13, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Lori thompson - my first happy sign of spring is seeing my husband on our roof scrubbing the yuk off of our skylight windows.:)

April 13, 2015 - 4:58 pm

Erin - My favorite spring thing is the first day when it is warm enough not to wear a winter coat:). The sun comes out, and suddenly the street is full of neighbors again! Happy spring everyone

April 13, 2015 - 4:58 pm

Julia - What my family and I love about spring is being able to open the windows so we can air out the house! We live in Seattle, Washington and spring time means festivals everywhere going on! Spring time also means the kiddos get to go out to the park almost every weekend! Bring on the family outings!!!!! :-)

April 13, 2015 - 5:09 pm

danielle renshaw - I love when spring is in the air and going on family bike rides, laying on quilts and imagining different animals in the clouds!

April 13, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Greta Holzwarth - Peonies!!!!! Need I say more!! Then of course the aroma of the cherry blossom trees and their petals floating through the air! Ah….

April 13, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Laura S - We live near a waterfall, and the nice result of spring rains is a lot of water in the falls!

April 13, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Lauren Murchison - It’s my first Spring in Louisiana – and I have to say it’s the Azalea’s!!!!! I about freaked out the first morning they bloomed. The shades of pink, red, and purple were simply breathtaking and inspiring!!!! I’m planning to get some put in our new backyard.

April 13, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Katherine - The ants and spiders that start invading my home! {Trying to think on the bright side of things!}

April 13, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Amanda conn - The smell of fresh cut grass. Mm. Cut the lawn today and it smells amazing. Also the exercise you get while out mowing !!

April 13, 2015 - 5:58 pm

Tifani Hesser - You know spring has arrived in Texas when our fields and pastures are covered in Bluebonnets. Simply gorgeous! The perfect backdrop for spring pictures for your kiddos!

April 13, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Kim - we’re in Vegas & spring is short/combined w/ an early summer. Our 1st sign of warm weather is when the water features are turned on at the playgrounds & it’s actually gorgeous enough to spend all day outside playing, running, singing, & dancing & twirling in the grass.

April 13, 2015 - 6:39 pm

Jessica - Watching our neighborhood and park come back to life with families, joggers, dogs and cyclists.

April 13, 2015 - 6:44 pm

Erin - My favorite part of spring is playing in the park with my littles!! :)

April 13, 2015 - 6:49 pm

Carrie fields - mud puddles, kids need an opportunity to get dirty and explore!

April 13, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Katherine - All the ants and spiders that start invading our house! {Hey, I’m trying to think on the bright side of things! }

April 13, 2015 - 7:50 pm

Michelle Lamothe - For Minnesota it means playing outside and seeing how big all our neighbor kids have grown.

April 13, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Lisa B - My kids and watch a d listen for the geese fighting over nesting ground on our little lake, that and I love seeing Robins hunting for worms, a sure sign of spring!

April 13, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Shannon Hunt - My favorite sign of spring is the scent in the air-a mix of rain, lilacs, and all things green. Smells bring back memories like nothing else and I’m a little girl in my grandpa’s garden when I smell the lilacs!

April 13, 2015 - 8:36 pm

Allie D. - Sour Starburst Jellybeans are my favorite sign of spring!! Oh, and the peepers in the pond by our house :)

April 13, 2015 - 9:10 pm

Kendall - we love being outside and hearing and watching for birds that come visit our backyard. :) so excited to get our little guy in some of your clothing….he started out at just 2 pounds in the NICU and has grown so strong!! he is now almost 2 and ready to strut his stuff!! Hugs to yall!!

April 13, 2015 - 9:19 pm

Steffanie Garcia - My favorite sign of spring is the joyful tweeting of birds waking us up outside our windows and the sign peeking through the puffy white clouds against the cerulean sky…and the gorgeous wildflowers blooming on the hill outside our kitchen window. It is all so happy!

April 13, 2015 - 9:25 pm

Cheryl - Longer days are definitely my favorite “sign” of spring! I love being able to get out in the yard after school and play catch (or tennis or basketball….) with the kids!

April 13, 2015 - 9:26 pm

Sarah P - The smell of fresh cut grass! Nothing says spring like that first sniff!

April 13, 2015 - 9:29 pm

Jennifer Smith - Hi! For us it probably sounds silly, but it’s those open toe shoes or bare feet in the grass! We’re in sunny Florida, so the minute my boys can throw on their flip flops or just run in backyard barefoot the warm weather has arrived! :)

April 13, 2015 - 9:49 pm

Naomi - Daffodils and scabby knees reemerge!

April 13, 2015 - 9:53 pm

Allison H. - The scent of the pine trees after a spring rain! So wonderful after a long winter!!! :)

April 13, 2015 - 10:00 pm

Brea - My favorite sign of Spring is when the boys start begging to get their bikes out and ride….I know it’s finally Spring! My kids are outside kids. They can’t stand being cooped up inside during the winter months so they anxiously await it even being close enough to something even resembling warm so they can get outside and ride bikes, shoot hoops, and play at the park next door. I am so excited it’s Spring and I can’t wait for this release!

April 13, 2015 - 11:05 pm

Erica Poindexter - I love the extra daylight, the beautiful green hills, and the fresh cut and manicured lawns.

April 13, 2015 - 11:08 pm

JONELLE GAROFOLI - I have 2 favorite signs of spring!
1. Is seeing all the birds around my fathers bird houses again! They’re so comforting to me, as a sure sign that warmer weather is back!

2. Seeing my children in tee shirts or 3/4 sleeves!! Which means it’s time to refresh their closets!

Happy spring to you!!

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April 14, 2015 - 12:32 am

Lindsey Hendricks - Definitely the first time I get to pull out the sandals. That’s when I know Spring has come! Or when the kids and I load up to take Daddy dinner because he’s still in the tractor trying to get the crops planted.

April 14, 2015 - 1:40 am

Jen bekin - Spring daffodils and tulips! But my son thinks is great when all the worms come out after an April shower…….

April 14, 2015 - 1:46 am

Stephen Eric Bryden - When the weather is nice enough to go on adventures around our neighborhood and parks.

April 14, 2015 - 7:21 am

Erin F - My favorite sign of spring is when it stay light past 5:00 and it is warm enough to play outside again. Yay for outside recess!

April 14, 2015 - 10:12 am

Christin Bullerdick - My favorite thing about spring is starting up the spring sports…soccer and baseball in our house. My girls dance all through the year but my little man gets his shine on during spring sports!

April 14, 2015 - 11:45 am

Heather - Azalea flowers! They come out for just a couple of weeks in Houston. I love seeing my kids get excited every time we pass a house that is lined with azalea’s. They know it’s spring b/c the flowers are all blooming.

April 14, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Breanne - Tulips, kids playing outside, blooming Bradford pear trees :-)

April 14, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Keri g - Babies everywhere! That’s what I love.

April 14, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Stephanie Gibson - When it’s warm enough for shorts and sundresses and sandals! It’s more than just the warm tingling feeling from the sun, it’s the feeling of infinite possibilities for summer is almost here!

April 14, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Michelle - My favorite sign of spring for sure is the first night we walk outside to hear thousands of frogs behind our house. It’s like they all wake up from winter on the same night. It’s so cool.

April 14, 2015 - 3:09 pm

Michelle - oh yea size 6 top 4 bottom. Forgot to put that with above comment.

April 14, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Rajitha s - We are soo ready for new TGO outfits!! ️Sawyer and Kingston are still trying to fit into the first line from the first ever shoot in Austin!! Good times:) we miss Matt,Denise and Sam… Fave fist sign of spring are the bluebonnets in Texas!!:)

April 14, 2015 - 5:46 pm

Sydney H - We are in Michigan so not too far away. And when the car is finally warm when you get into it is just amazing!!! It can be in the 40′s but of its sunny the car is warm! And you know Spring & Summer are finally around the corner!! But actual signs of Spring that I love have to be the bird, they are just lovely! Oh and we heard spring peepers for the first time last night!!! There is just SO much I love about Spring!!!

April 14, 2015 - 7:03 pm

Quincy B - My favorite sign of Spring is the blooms on the trees! After months and months of looking at empty branches covered in snow to see trees blooming is such a welcome sign! Also, the sounds and sights of kids on bikes! My kids were so excited to finally get their bikes out!!!
I’m loving all the sneak peeks I’m seeing! So looking forward to the release for my 4 and 7 year old boys (and maybe even something for my 10 year old MJ wearing girl)!

April 14, 2015 - 9:01 pm

Candice - The smell of freshly cut grass when people start mowing their lawns. Best.Smell.Ever.

April 14, 2015 - 9:01 pm

Candice - The smell of freshly cut grass when people start mowing their lawns. Best.Smell.Ever. Oh, and I forgot to add: size 6, please. :)

April 15, 2015 - 2:53 am

Carrie Kelley - Lilacs in bloom. They remind me of my mother and grandmother.. and are the first sign of spring in the midwest where they are from.

April 15, 2015 - 2:53 am

Carrie Kelley - Lilacs in bloom. They remind me of my mother and grandmother.. and are the first sign of spring in the midwest where they are from. Boys size 8

April 15, 2015 - 7:57 am

Jonelle Garofoli - So who won the contest?

April 15, 2015 - 8:18 am

Jonelle Garofoli - I heard I won the spring cleaning contest! What do I have to do?

April 15, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Nikki james - My favorite is when the birds start chirping!!!! It’s usually still waaaay cold but sounds like Spring! Makes me hold on a few more weeks

April 16, 2015 - 12:09 pm

becky mathis - My little town has a couple of hot-air balloons. I know it is spring when I see those big beautiful balloons floating high up in the sky. I could watch those things forever!

April 23, 2015 - 11:59 am

Pam L. - My favorite sign of spring is to see the daffodils blooming.