September 4, 2008

Ahhh . . . Matilda Jane. A virtual trunk show. Great clothes and a great way to help a family that needs it.

I've shared before that my absolute favorite brand of children's clothing is Matilda Jane. I love it because it's comfortable. I love it because I can throw it in the washing machine and (gasp!) the dryer and it comes out looking as good as it did going in. I love it because it's unique and fashionable without making my four-year olds look like they're trying to be 17. I love it because both Michal and Kenna say, "Oh, this is Matilda Jane," with absolute delight in their voices, each and every time they wear something with a brown tag sewn on it. I love it and I think you'd love it too.

You can only buy Matilda Jane clothing at trunk shows or through the Matilda Jane catalog. So here's your chance to attend a virtual trunk show and go shopping without even leaving your living room.

If you'd like to order Matilda Jane clothing for your little one, all you need to do is go look at the online catalog (click on the tab that says "2008 Collection" and make sure you don't miss the second page of dresses by clicking on the right arrow in that section), pick out something fabulous and then e-mail your order to Sarah Woodworth at and reference "Tolman Online Show." Your order must be received by Saturday, September 6 at the end of the day. Sarah or I can also help you with sizing too.
But wait, there's more.

You may have read a lovely blog called the Nie Nie Dialogues. It's written by a young woman, who has four children under six, and somehow makes motherhood, wearing an apron and being a vegetarian look much more glamorous than I ever could. (That's her with her family below.) She and her husband Christian were recently in a small plane crash. Sadly, the pilot of the plane died in the crash and Stephanie and her husband were both severely burned and are in critical condition in the hospital in Phoenix. Stephanie has burns over 80% of her body, including her face, and Christian has burns over 30% of his body. They are both in medically-induced comas at this point and face many, many months of hospitalization and healing.

They both are facing a long and expensive recovery. To help the family pay for all the many things that their insurance won't, Stephanie's sister Courtney has organized fund raising efforts -- in addition to taking three of Stephanie's four children into her home until Stephanie is able to take care of them again.

So with all that said, the the gals at Matilda Jane have decided to generously donate 10% of their sales from Friday, September 5th through Friday, September 12th to the Nielsen Family. And they're kicking it off with a great auction tomorrow, Friday the 5th, that you can check out here.

So that means anything you order will not only make your little girl look darn cute, it will help a family in need too.

If you want updates on how Stephanie and Christian are doing, visit her sister's blog by clicking here.

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