Candid Keepers {#345}

It’s that time again!!  Time to get up close and personal with one of your All-Star TK’s located in Tampa, FL.

Aly Zamore is a special gal with a heart of gold.  Family ALWAYS comes first with her and that’s good enough for me!!

Please give our super star of the week some love and welcome her to the MJ family.

 

Q:  Tell me about yourself

A: My name is Aly Zamore and I am 33 years young. I have been happily married to my soul mate, Rob for almost 8 years. We have two beautiful and healthy little girls. Adley,  5 ½ years old is my little mini-me and Lilah who just turned 3, is SO Rob! They are both full of life and light up the room wherever they go.

 

Q:  Have you always known you’ve wanted kids?

A:  Oh, yes! I grew up babysitting my younger cousins and ended up receiving my Masters degree in elementary education from the University of Florida. Go Gators! Love teaching kids.

Q:  What are your dreams for your children?

A:  My dreams are that they are surrounded by the happiness of family and friends the rest of their life. And that they find their true calling in life.

 

Q:  What legacy do you want to leave for them?

A:  Phew. Ok, deep thoughts after another thoroughly exhausting day of Spring Break :0  My hope is that my daughter’s will remember my kindness, involvement in my community and especially the importance of family.

 

Q:  How did Matilda Jane find you?

A:  Matilda Jane found me with a cute little girl running around a birthday party in those ridiculously adorable ruffle pants. I asked the mom where the pants were from. I looked up Matilda Jane online, fell in love, and the rest is history! 

 

Q:  If you could have any other job at Matilda Jane, what would that be?

A:  I do miss teaching,! But, being a trunk keeper for Matilda Jane Clothing is the perfect job for me right now.  Ooooh wait, maybe a Dermatologist?  Ha!

 

Q:  What is your ALL TIME favorite MJ piece?

A:  The first 2 pieces I ever bought for my daughter Adley. They are the Chrissy Hoodie dress and matching striped leggings from the Gypsy Blue line. I can’t part with them!! Although they are both too small to fit even my youngest, I can’t get rid of them!

 

Q:  What make you blissfully happy?

A:  My girls, husband, family, my amazing friends and…………. sushi…..that last one was random but one of the first thing that came to my mind.

 

Q:  What makes you feel content?

A:  Knowing that I am raising nice little people that will hopefully grow up to be big nice people. After a conference with my daughter’s kindergarten teacher, it was clear that she is a “nice girl” at school and plays with everyone, just like I taught her.  I loved to hear that she is doing well academically, but hearing that she is a good friend was even sweeter words to my ears.

 

Q:  What makes you angry?

A:  Mean people. Ya know…some people are just mean!

 

Q:  If you could have one wish, what would it be?

A:  To see my girls happy and content with a family of their own one day.  Okay, if I HAD to pick just one more? World peace.  ;-)

 

Q:  If you could live during any other time period, what would it be and why?

A:  Hmmm. Good one! My husband and I are obsessed with the show Mad Men and although it is just T.V, I can’t help but smile and get excited about how the 6o’s was such a significant change for the role of woman in our society. LOVE the clothes as well. Just so Jackie-O

 

Q:  How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

A:  Mother. Wife. Determined.

 

Q:  How would you describe your best day ever?

A:  My best day ever happens daily when I get to watch and observe the 2 amazing being that I created. My daughters are so innocent and such sweet little people. I hope they stay that way forever.  The best day ever is just hanging out with my family and enjoying what life has to offer. Family picnics in the park seem so simple, but they are some of the most perfect moments I can think of in my life. 

{This week I’d like to ask all of you readers out there to give me a helping hand.  What do YOU want to ask these incredible gals that work oh so very hard for us?  Something silly?  Something deep and insightful?  Maybe you want a favorite recipe?  ;-) I don’t know, but I’ll pick 2 random comments for something pretty darn fabulous!!}

     
Liz - March 15, 2012 - 1:26 pm

Wow, recipes is a great idea! Would love to get these lovely ladies favorite crock-pot recipe! Wonder what they feed their family for dinner on Mjc release days???!!:)

Katie - March 15, 2012 - 1:29 pm

Question to Ask:
What would people be most surprised to know about you?
:-)

Elizabeth - March 15, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Maybe I would ask…if you could create one piece for the adult line, what would it have to be/have. For example, would it definitely be a pair of straightees or would the type of piece not matter as long as it had cute pockets with button accents. OR where is your favorite place to go in your MJ?

Phuong - March 15, 2012 - 1:31 pm

What is one thing that most people do not know about them?

Courtney Puhl - March 15, 2012 - 1:35 pm

What’s the ONE MJ piece that you don’t have…but REALLY wish you did?

(although I do love the idea of a MJ recipe exchange! I love sharing recipes! Imgagine all the “good ones” we’d get if we all shared our favorite!)

Dawn M - March 15, 2012 - 1:36 pm

I would like to ask these women what their favorite candle’s are? I have been in the search of a wonderful scented candles. I love candles and would love to know? :-)

Beautiful clothing - March 15, 2012 - 1:40 pm

What is your favorite store? I am having major troubles finding cute spring clothes that are not really funk defied!!!!! Lol :-/

Karen Eisman - March 15, 2012 - 1:40 pm

What is your biggest pet-pev? Favorite Smell? How do you coop with a stressful day? What is you thought on gas prices, rise/fall?

Lindsey Defoe - March 15, 2012 - 1:45 pm

What is your favorite season and why?

If you could be any person in the world who would you be?

What I your favorite home cooked meal . . . With all the fixings?

Farm girl or city girl?

Amber Vaughn - March 15, 2012 - 1:48 pm

What is the craziest most spur of the moment random thing you’ve ever done?

Michelle - March 15, 2012 - 2:03 pm

I’d like to know:

Is being a Trunk Keeper everything you imagine it would be and why?

janea spades - March 15, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Does your husband think all of the obsessing we all do over this clothing line is crazy? I think mine does! ha ha! :)

Kealii B - March 15, 2012 - 2:11 pm

What words of wisdom do you live by?

Kim T - March 15, 2012 - 2:24 pm

What was your favorite ever vacation?

LYNNE H. - March 15, 2012 - 2:37 pm

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened at a trunk show?

Desi P - March 15, 2012 - 2:38 pm

I would like to ask what is their favorite brand of shoes to pair with Matilda Jane? That is always a struggle for me, my DD only wants to wear crocs, haha!

Jennifer Elise - March 15, 2012 - 3:31 pm

What item do you most wish MJ would come out with in the upcoming seasons?

Jennifer A - March 15, 2012 - 3:47 pm

How about “what did you wear as a child? If there were mj back then, would it have been your style?”

Holly S A - March 15, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Favorite quote or person who has most influenced you in life.

Mary Elizabeth Pounders - March 15, 2012 - 4:12 pm

What is the hardest part of being a TK?

Sara Kim - March 15, 2012 - 4:40 pm

What has been your favorite line from Matilda Jane so far?

Teisha - March 15, 2012 - 5:00 pm

do you mind when we call and ask if you know when our order will be shipped? (giggle) ;)

Kristin Taron - March 15, 2012 - 5:05 pm

I always like recipes, but I would ask “What is it about Matilda Jane that inspires you” and “What charity would you encourage Matilda Jane to support and why” Have a fantastic day!!:)

Julie Albritton - March 15, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Alyson speaks the truth in the blog. Her girls will certainly be nice girls because she was/is a nice girl. Looking great Alyson!

What I would like to know is who in South Alabama sells MJ?

Meghan P - March 15, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Tell about a time that someone did something unexpected and nice for you at a difficult time. Or when u did something nice for someone that made a big difference

Carolyn 19 - March 15, 2012 - 5:18 pm

Something book related…I would like to know what book they are reading now? or else what book would they recommend that we all read?

Loretta Czarnomski - March 15, 2012 - 5:41 pm

What are your three favorite pieces from the Serendipity line? And, why?

SHANNA S. - March 15, 2012 - 6:02 pm

I would love to know if they could design one piece of clothing for the adult collection, what would it be? Personally, I would love to have a Simple tee in my size!

Kate Shephard - March 15, 2012 - 6:09 pm

I’d like to know….what is their favourite flavour of ice cream! Everyone loves ice cream. :)

Cami - March 15, 2012 - 6:12 pm

What is your go to song to cheer you up?

Betsy r - March 15, 2012 - 6:13 pm

What about what you reach for in the quiet moments when you have a break in the day… Me I reach for trader joes mini peanut butter cups!

Janelle Howe - March 15, 2012 - 6:18 pm

Would you rather eat, sleep or shop? My 3 favorite things to do when I have a baby sitter!

Heather W. - March 15, 2012 - 6:36 pm

I would ask:
What was your most memorable Matilda Jane moment & why?
&
If you could go back in time, what one moment would you love to do all over again?

Shelley - March 15, 2012 - 6:54 pm

Have you ever gotten lost going to a trunk show, and if so how do you handle it?

Ava's Buyer - March 15, 2012 - 6:56 pm

What is the best food to serve at a trunk show? Do you have a great recipe you like to serve?

rachel b. - March 15, 2012 - 7:03 pm

i would like to know what the TK’s wanted to be when they were little girls!

Suzanne - March 15, 2012 - 7:27 pm

If somebody who had never seen Matilda Jane before asked you to sum it up in ONE word, what would it be? ok, maybe TWO!!

Donnie K - March 15, 2012 - 7:29 pm

What was the hardest thing you ever had to walk away from?

or

How many unfinished projects do you have around your house? and what are they???

Amy Ijames - March 15, 2012 - 7:48 pm

What is their favorite thing to do when they have “me” time? And what is their fav holiday memory or tradition?

Cathy - March 15, 2012 - 7:52 pm

If you could pick up and move to any where in the world, where would you go and why?

Caryn Sachar - March 15, 2012 - 9:04 pm

If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?

Courtney Voss - March 15, 2012 - 9:33 pm

I think my favorite thing to ask friends is to ask them about their first kiss with their DH. It usually puts a smile on everyone’s face :)

Danielle Ducharme - March 15, 2012 - 10:11 pm

What do you hope that your style could bring to MJ?

Who was your first friend and what was your favorite memory with them?

Did your dad teach you any sports? ;)

Brandie C. - March 15, 2012 - 10:11 pm

“What is it about MJC that you want to share with everyone?”
“What is the biggest life lesson you have learned from?”
“If there is one thing you want to be well known for, what would it be?”
” What do you strive for in life?”
” What is you most favorite quote and why?”
” Who are your biggest mentors in life?”

Andrea M. - March 15, 2012 - 10:17 pm

I would have to ask “why do you think shopping for little girls is so fun/addicting for most mamas”? And also “How does your husband REALLY feel about your MJC addiction?” Lol

Brandie C. - March 15, 2012 - 10:18 pm

“What is your best childhood memory?”

Brandie C. - March 15, 2012 - 10:59 pm

***maybe I shouldn’t txt questions….they sound so much better in my head!lol
What I meant on my second q was:
“What was your biggest life lesson and what did you learn from it?”

Maryann E. - March 15, 2012 - 11:07 pm

What would your perfect day look like?

Do you have a favorite hobby? (Besides loving MJ of course)

Brannon - March 15, 2012 - 11:35 pm

If you could create one item for MJC (shoes, hair bling, clothes etc.) what would it be?? And why ?

Patricia Staples - March 15, 2012 - 11:48 pm

I know Ali personally and would like to know how she manages it all – between running Divine Mom’s, being involved in the community, an amazing mother, wife, and friend – how do you do it? Most importantly, how do you cope with feeling like you can’t do it all or you may have dropped a ball (if you ever have those days)?

Alyssa P - March 16, 2012 - 3:45 am

What is your greatest hope for your children’s future?

Brandi Parker - March 16, 2012 - 4:32 am

I want to know where you get your patients from?? And will you please send some to me. Lol. I know your days can be crazy from all these women wanting something. Thanks for all you do!!

Jamie B - March 16, 2012 - 5:15 am

What is one point in your life you would love to revisit and why?

Missy B - March 16, 2012 - 5:43 am

I want to know what release day is like for them. Must be crazy. Oh, and I love to try new recipes…so, that would be a great one. :)

Lynn Brady - March 16, 2012 - 5:50 am

I like the idea of asking these wonderful ladies for a fabulous recipe!! I am a recipe collector, so I would love to add to my collection.

I would also like to know what hobbies they have and where they travel to when on vacation.

Thank you and Happy Weekend!!

Addy Van Anne - March 16, 2012 - 6:38 am

All trunk keepers must have a sense of humor otherwise how do they deal with all of us :). So I think we should ask them, What is the funniest thing that has happened to you this week?” I will share mine today, My son made me a bracelet at school on Monday, he used a lot of colorful beads, so I could wear it everyday and it would match everything. He was so proud of it and I thought it was the sweetest thing ever. However he beaded it on a pipe cleaner! (after a week of wearing it the wire is poking my wrist, I mentioned we re string the beads, he said it is to perfect to change anything). From: the mom wearing the beaded bracelet strung on a pipe cleaner with the wire poking out. :)

Stacey Mullins - March 16, 2012 - 6:45 am

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten??? What can I say I am a foodie ;)

Amanda Connell - March 16, 2012 - 6:50 am

Describe the perfect Jane! What does she do, what does she not do ;) OR …..give us an example of the “Craziest” (In a good way:) MJ client you have and why!

Madelyn's Mom - March 16, 2012 - 6:59 am

Outside of God, Family and Friends……what do you treasure the most?

yoga_lat_te - March 16, 2012 - 7:12 am

Lots & lots of good ones on here! I would like to know, though:

1. Have you had an experience from which you learned an important life lesson that the readers may find helpful as well?

2. Have you had an experience that made you realize what truly matters in life?

3. What helps you get through a difficult time?

Thanks!

Alison S - March 16, 2012 - 8:37 am

favorite song and or artist and why?

Rajitha - March 16, 2012 - 9:15 am

I would love to know their fave book they like to read to their kiddos!:)

Rachelle K - March 16, 2012 - 9:46 am

How about? If you could relive one year of you life, which would it be and why?

Kate Adcock - March 16, 2012 - 9:53 am

If you won the lottery, what would be the FIRST thing you would do? & what would be the funnest/most rewarding thing you would do? XOXO, K

Stacie Petta - March 16, 2012 - 10:27 am

Do you wear Matilda Jane wherever you go? : ) It promotes the business right?!

Jennifer jarrett - March 16, 2012 - 11:26 am

I would ask what is your greatest accomplishment as a trunkeeper

Erin W. - March 16, 2012 - 11:38 am

What is your favorite (and least favorite) thing about being a trunk keeper?

Alisha Puckett - March 16, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Do you remember your favorite outfit from your childhood? I remember a couple… Funny :)

Gidget - March 16, 2012 - 12:47 pm

What is your favorite thing to do just to relax?

Melanie H. - March 16, 2012 - 1:24 pm

I love reading about the TKs! What a fun & inspiring series!! Here’s my question…

As women, as moms, life is often like a circus act…it requires a whole lot of juggling, amazing feats of strength & hopefully some comic relief…how do you balance everything without dropping all the balls?

Ruth - March 16, 2012 - 2:33 pm

This is my amazing trunk keeper! She is lovely and fabulous and helped me host my first show and then my second, and like she said, the rest is history!!! Aly you are fabulous! Thanks for helping bring the MJ into our home!!

Tisha B - March 16, 2012 - 7:11 pm

My question to our trunk keepers would be – Where is your favorite vacation spot in the United States? I’m always looking for good family vacation spots to enjoy!!!

Melanie R - March 16, 2012 - 8:23 pm

So far what is your favorite trunk show moment or memory to date? Is there one thing you have been able to do since becoming a trunk keeper that you wouldn’t have been able to do if you hadn’t become one? Do your kiddos want to wear anything besides MJ?

Kristen Harris - March 17, 2012 - 9:22 am

Welcome! Besutiful girls. :) What would others be most surprised to know about you?

Gidget - March 17, 2012 - 9:59 am

What do you like to do to Relax and have fun with your family?

delores hammonds - March 17, 2012 - 2:06 pm

What is your favorite Matilda Jane outfit?

Aly Zamore - March 17, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Hi y’all! There are some really great questions here! Just wanted to quickly answer a couple of you that asked how I “juggle” it all?! Good one! I could not do everything I do with out the support of my husband, family, and friends!!! I am NOT perfect and there are some days where I just have to do NOTHING AT ALL. I just enjoy my family….even if it means the laundry stays dirty and there are dishes in the sink and the house is a mess. No one is perfect. I really try to stop and small the roses if you know what I mean! And that is what I wish for everyone. Good Luck on the giveaway y’all.
-Aly

Marissa - March 17, 2012 - 5:57 pm

What are your three favorite things about being a trunk keeper? And do you have any fun childhood memories related to the clothing you were wearing?

Grace Evelyn's mom - March 17, 2012 - 9:37 pm

What is the best Matilda Jane friendship you have formed? You know a friend you have made because of your mutual love for MJ? (we all have at least one!!)

Vanessa Bullock - March 18, 2012 - 12:30 am

I’d ask 1) what nail polish color lifts your spirits and makes you smile? And 2). If you could be totally selfish for a day and not worry about the hubby or kids, what would you do/ where would you go and why? Love those TK’s!

Monika M - March 18, 2012 - 12:38 am

Do you ever dream about MJC? If so, can you describe one?

Amanda Wood - March 18, 2012 - 4:40 am

Do you feel like you are cheating on MJC if you put your kid in anything besides Matilda Jane?

Jen - March 18, 2012 - 7:01 am

What do you think is the perfect soundtrack for a trunk show?

These clothes are so fun and free spirited and I can just imagine something like Train’s “Hey soul sister” or Jack Johnson’s “Better Together”.

Jennifer Hammonds - March 19, 2012 - 12:54 pm

I would ask what is the most memorable event that you have had at a trunkshow.

aubrey l. - March 19, 2012 - 2:14 pm

hmmm i think what is the first piece of MJ that they decided to keep forever & why? & if they could pick any song that would symbolize their life what would it be?

Mindy Heisner - March 21, 2012 - 9:01 am

What was their favorite outfit as a child?

Sheridan - March 21, 2012 - 10:37 am

How about. . . What is one of your favorite quotes?

Marla H. - March 21, 2012 - 11:56 am

How about:
“What is one thing that not many people know about you?”

Or
“What is one of your favorite childhood memories or family traditions?”

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