Oh Girl, I LOVE you so….

 

never, ever gonna let you go!….. Ahh and here’s to our fantastically fabulous Trunk Keepers. Seriously, without them we’d just be a clothing line on the internet. They spread the word, they help you shop, and best of all, they are your friends.  I hear it time and time again how you go to a party to see Matilda Jane Clothing and walk away with a handful of great friends. I love that. I love that most of all because, well, you may not be as old as I (LOL) but it seems as I make my way into my mid- late (yes, being very vague) 30’s it gets harder  and harder to find  good true friends.  OK, maybe just for me cuz I never say a word or else I get awkwardly nervous but I pull it off! You would never know. These girls are our life lines at Matilda Jane Clothing.  It was not so many years ago that Chris and I would pack our car up and do art shows.  We surely know how much work it is. A ton! But we also know the reward is priceless: Friends, kids smiling, laughter and just watching little ones and their moms loving on each other.

So let’s hear it for my girls!!! And yup that means, I cannot wait to read your comments about who your TK is and your fave thing about her! We’ll do 10 random again.

And a HUGE Thank you for all the comments on the earlier post. I had so much fun reading them, So much. Like I got up in the middle of the night to see if there was more cuz it totally brought me down memory lane! Oh, I love Memory Lane! So if your name is above, email Kiaraa@matildajaneclothing.com with your size and address. Due to Thanksgiving and the pre-Black Friday sale that is winding down, it won’t be until next week before we get prizes sent out!

     
Ashley Carter - November 21, 2011 - 5:10 pm

I have worked with a couple different TK’s over my last year with MJC. I really have to say the one who goes ABOVE and beyond is Jennifer F! She always manages to pull off my requests, and must spend hours at her computer refreshing to find my sometimes impossible to find pieces! She’s a true lifesaver for me and my little MJC Diva, Addysen. I’ve never met her in person, but hope someday I will get too- maybe next year at Art Fair!

Megan Fitzgerald - November 21, 2011 - 5:16 pm

Sarah Aggarwal is the BEST!!

Nicole Nary - November 21, 2011 - 5:17 pm

Julie Rogers in my TK is Southern Ca. She is always so sweet and helpful!

kim thompson - November 21, 2011 - 5:19 pm

my trunk keeper is Nicole Hardin. she is wonderful, i remember my first trunk show i went to i walked in not knowing what to expect. I had a great time, it felt warm, inviting and lots of fun! she was taking orders and knew her MJ and was very helpful.

Rebecca Lewandowski - November 21, 2011 - 5:19 pm

Ok, so my Trunk Keeper is the wonderful Rebecca Stage and the thing I LOVE most about her, is when i first got turned on to MJC my little princess was only 2 months old! For the first release, I brought my then 4 month old to her premiere party and she was so ecstatic that a new little MJ fan was being turned on to the best children’s line ever! She told me that nothing makes her happier than to see a baby start wearing Matilda Jane. And this summer, even though it was her husbands FAVORITE piece, she gave me her 12 month Skye Knot for my princess to wear!!!! Now that is an awesome trunk keeper!

emily - November 21, 2011 - 5:20 pm

What I love about Sara S.is the face that she is always to to help me out. She drove an hour to my house just to sit through the embarrasement of a not so good party and sat out in the hot 90 degree heat with me while I hoped for a greater turn out. She kept a smile on her face the whole time. Since then I have drove an hour to her premiere shows each release.

Stacey Cockrell - November 21, 2011 - 5:21 pm

Julie D is my TK. She is always so sweet, goes out of her way to help and is the epitome of a MJ fashionista!

Kristi Scheidegger - November 21, 2011 - 5:23 pm

My TK Lauren Murchison is amazing because she is not just a TK, but a friend. When we are talking, I feel like I have known her for a VERY long time. I respect how gracefully she balances work and her family. You are lucky to have someone as amazing as her!

Carol Ann - November 21, 2011 - 5:24 pm

Woohoo! My friend, Fung (aka FY) won!! Yay!! Just wanted you to know I got the funniest phone call from a screaming Asian chic! XOXO

Jessica Potts - November 21, 2011 - 5:24 pm

My TK, that I have been with for almost 3 years is Nicole Hardin. She is much more than my TK, she has become my friend. We can talk on the phone forever and never run out of things to talk about. She is honest, ethical, and can balance work and being a mama better than I ever could! I am blessed to have her as a friend and I know that our connection will last many years beyond our love for clothes.

hollyvolpe - November 21, 2011 - 5:24 pm

Nicole Korensky is my trunk keeper…she is sweet, charming and always my favorite MJ model :-)))

Kaatje Pitzer - November 21, 2011 - 5:25 pm

The most fabulous TK around is Brea Freeman! she is just absolutely wonderful! A beautiful spirit to go along with these beautiful clothes she represents! Very helpful at all Times! You have picked some wonderful representatives for MJC!

Julie templeton - November 21, 2011 - 5:26 pm

My tk is Nat McGuire. My favorite thing about Nat is her inviting and er entertaining personality. She is a great friend and my kids and I love to see Nat and her girls on the day of a show. Love her!!

Emily M - November 21, 2011 - 5:26 pm

My TK is Jane H and I just love her to pieces!!!! She always does an amazing job and is super sweet :)

michelle - November 21, 2011 - 5:27 pm

Ashley Coleman is the best. We instantly hit it off and became great friends. She is awesome. I don’t live near her anymore but she still takes care of any orders I need. We miss her, her spunky daugter that is hilarious, and her chubby baby boy.

vanessa - November 21, 2011 - 5:27 pm

My new TK Angie Huff is awesome!!! My favorite thing about her is her bubbly personality.

Heather Pullen - November 21, 2011 - 5:27 pm

My TK resigned and I just happened to come across Emily Carwile
who is in Tennessee. I am in Georgia and not near Tennessee- she keeps me in the loop and is always willing to help with any detail. She is as kind and helpful with a large order as she is with a small one item order. Love to her! XOXOX

Lainee - November 21, 2011 - 5:29 pm

Oh my gosh!!!!! My name is on that list! I can’t tell you how excited I am right now! :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I don’t want another prize, but have to give a shout out to my trunk keeper Ashely she is always so helpful. I love her emails with coordinating outfit ideas. She is great!

Lori Robison - November 21, 2011 - 5:29 pm

my trunk keeper is Erin Giles. She is such an amazing person and now a great friend. From the moment I contacted her she has made me feel as if I were her one and only customer. she goes above and beyond to make sure my shows (and me) are taken care of. I believe I have made lifelong friend!

Wendy - November 21, 2011 - 5:29 pm

My current TK is Annie Hill and I see her up there – I love her because she is like me and admits (on a regular basis) that she was “too school for cool.” But I think she is pretty cool and when she gushes about her brother, the country music star, I think she is pretty cute. And I have to give a shout out to my other favorite TK, Tracy Morrison who lives oh so far away from me but took care of me so well before I found a local TK. She is awesome because she IS. I mean, seriously, have you read her blog? She is the coolest. I don’t know how the TK’s do it.

Melissa Allesi - November 21, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Rachel T is my trunk keeper and she is fantastic! She has always gone above and beyond to help me get what I need! She will answer every single question I throw at her and then stays patient when I change my mind over and over and OVER again! Thanks Rachel!!!

Judie - November 21, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Annie Hill! What can I say? I saw a little girl at the grocery store with the cutest outfit on and I asked her mother “where did you get that dress?” She replied “Matilda Jane Clothing.” I got home, googled ya’ll and the next thing I know – I’m hooked up with my TK – Annie Hill! After my first show, I was hooked and she was the most helpful, wonderfully genuine person I’d ever had the privilege to have in my home. There is nothing “fake” about Annie, there is never a feeling that she’s just smiling at you because she wants to make a sale. She believes in the company, she’s dedicated, she knows what she’s selling is QUALITY and CUTENESS. She helps the kid’s pick out outfits to try on and model and twirl around my living room; she helps mom’s make smart decisions on what pieces go with what and never ever makes me, my daughter or my guests feel like we’re a “sale.” I’m just so glad I met her, and even if she ever decides to make a break, I will always want to know her.

Amy Hanshew - November 21, 2011 - 5:33 pm

Emily K – She has been my TK for over 3 years and has never let me down! Love her!

Annethra Shreffler - November 21, 2011 - 5:33 pm

Sally Thrasher has been my TK from the beginning, and what I love about her is she has always made me feel welcomed, and a part of the MJC family..I mean I’m not a girly girl, and to the first trunk show I ever attended I wore my skull t-shirt, and you know it didn’t matter what I wore or what I looked like Sally made me feel at home, and like I fit in..and from that moment on I can truly call her my friend…She goes above and beyond to get all my little goodies for my DD, and I appreciate I have her to call up-on..=)

Maritza Archila - November 21, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Nicole Beddigs is just awesome! She started out as my TK, but has become so much more. A genuinely great woman, she amazes by how she manages to be a great TK, attorney, incredible mom of 3 kids, a wife and a triathlete! So glad to be able to call her my friend and TK!!! She rocks!

Maritza - November 21, 2011 - 5:35 pm

My TK, Janette is the best. When I first discovered MJ on the internet and realized I had a TK close by. She was wonderful inviting me over to her house to see the clothing. It was a match made in heaven. Her shows are the best, I always walk out with a smile (because of the clothes and the company). She has always managed to get me everything on my wish list, sometimes grabbing things at crazy hours in the morning. I can always count on her to help me decide what’s best for my daughter or when to grab something I am debating and she has never been wrong..

Angela W - November 21, 2011 - 5:35 pm

April Blair is my TK and she is great! She is always available to answer questions and very helpful when I need a size or hard to find piece! My DD loves to go to her house!! Every time she gets a compliment on her MJ(which is quite frequently) she tells everyone that she gets her cute clothes from April’s house!!

Melody Haynes - November 21, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Leslie Wills is my awesome TK !! She has great style herself and a great love for her job and it shows with every season ! She is a natural !!!

Jennifer Raymond - November 21, 2011 - 5:35 pm

My awesome TK is Lisa Paul……I just happened to find her by placing an order with a random person having a virtual party on line…..I live in Indiana and she of course is in Texas…but she is sooooo sweet and always does her best!! Love ya Lisa Paul!

Leslie Click - November 21, 2011 - 5:38 pm

My TK is ‘Queen Lisa’ aka Lisa Doan :) She cracks me up!!! She has done several shows for me and now my friends:) I love it because we started a friendship out of our common interest-MJ- and find ourselves texting each other just to find out how each other is doing! She even came down to our MJ Combo mix and match party!!!She has become a very good friend- so much that I applied to become a TK myself…. Although I never heard back:( I stand behind Queen Lisa:) she is great:)

Shannon Hunt - November 21, 2011 - 5:39 pm

JENNIFER FOX is my trunk keeper. She came into my crazy home, having to drive UP into the mountains, and handled all the running children, my big ole golden retriever, and a bunch of moms who had never seen MJ before with such finesse. Everyone said how she just fit in and was knowledgable without being pushy. Plus, she truly knows how serious an MJ habit Ihave because she sees all my invoices and she is able to keep it a secret. :)

Sara Burke - November 21, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Ashley Coleman is the best TK ever. She takes the time to listen to my needs/wants and is always so helpful. Her pairing suggestions are always amazing. She remembers me as more than just a customer, but also a friend. After our first meeting, she already knew all my 4 girls by name (and size!). I tell her what I’d like to order and she knows exactly what size would be best for my girlies (and me, too!!). She’s the best!!

Carrie Plummer - November 21, 2011 - 5:45 pm

The only hard part about this is picking just one favorite thing. Jane Hurtig is just the kind of person you want to hang around! I love how she makes me try on the adult pieces, even though I insist I could never look as good in them as she does…and then, what do you know, I DO look pretty great in the ones she suggests! She makes sure I also spoil myself in addition to my daughter. And speaking of my daughter, Jane has a bonus with her sweet Eva Diva, who Emily loves to play with during trunk shows.

Stephanie O'Connor - November 21, 2011 - 5:45 pm

I have two TKs that I have to brag about. First, Nicole Beddigs, she is my Chicago TK and helped me throw my first show. I met her at a show and confessed my love for MJ and she encouraged me to be a Jane. Then I moved from Chicago to Kansas City and found Jane Hurtig. I found a TK before finding my kids pediatrician when we moved. HA. She made a city girl feel right at home. I love these girls!

jenhel - November 21, 2011 - 5:46 pm

mine is Nicole P from NC, I have used her since she started and I think she is great because she has always helped me when I needed it and a she is just a good person. Most important My Daughter loves to go to her house and she always makes her feel welcome no matter how crazy she is:).

AnaA - November 21, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Tracy Farina!!!! What ISN’T fantastic about her? She always has a smile on her face and a SUPER positive attitude. My little one can be hard to size because she is so petite. Tracy knows her and how she grows and is always right on the money with her recommendations. There was one line that came out and I could not make it to see the items in person and had to work so I couldn’t even look at it online….I put my whole order in her hands and everything was PERFECT! MJC and myself hit the jackpot when she became a TK!

mindy heisner - November 21, 2011 - 5:47 pm

I’m blessed to say that Sarah Aggarwal is my trunk keeper!!!! Sarah is a wonderful person that I’m glad Matilda Jane has allowed us to cross paths :) Sarah has made me feel like more of a friend than just a customer. Sarah is one that goes above and beyond to help me find and get what I’m looking for.
Sarah’s definalty a “Keeper”.

Becky Mathis - November 21, 2011 - 5:50 pm

Ashlee Alex is awesome! I am totally jealous of her gorgeous hair!

Jennifer Gehres - November 21, 2011 - 5:51 pm

My TK is Rachel Jordan! She has never let me down, even through crazy releases and sell outs. I love how communicative she is… Always emailing and making things easier for us Janes. Whenever I host a show, all my guest comment on how helpful Rachel is and how they loved how she helped them put combos together. Xoxo Rachel!!

Tiffany Page - November 21, 2011 - 5:52 pm

My fabulous T.K. is Ashlee Alex. My favorite thing about her is that no matter how busy she is on the opening day of a new line she always takes time to text me back and answer my questions about sizes, colors, you name it. She also gives me an honest opinion about what will fit me since I am only 5″0 and have to buy myself things from the tween section. She is great!

Trudy Cihak - November 21, 2011 - 5:55 pm

My Trunk Keeper Cathy Yohe is OUTSTANDING. When I first found out about Matilda Jane and requested a Trunk Keeper in my area Cathy immediately got in touch with with me. I can not say enough about how great she is. Cathy always go the extra step for me. Going to her trunk shows are so much fun. She is so accommodating to all my MJC needs. Cathy is always so bubbly and friendly. I must say she really knows her stuff, I can always count on her to let me know just what is going to be Hot Hot and what pieces work best together and what will look great on my daughter not to mention getting the right size ( Very Important). Cathy keeps in constant contact and fills me in on all Matilda Jane info. I recently introduced a friend to MJC and Cathy has been just as wonderful to her. Cathy is a shinning example of how customer service should be. Thank you Cathy for all you do!!

Diana - November 21, 2011 - 5:56 pm

My TK is an absolute doll. Living in New Orleans I was so excited to finally have aTK kinda close to me – she was brand new and I was so thrilled to meet her that I made a seven hour trek from New Orleans to her home. I will never regret that trip. Caitlin is all things a MJC TK should be – kind, compassion, fashion savvy, with a teeny bit of the being a mom of littles thrown in. Whether w are talking clothing choices, matches or the challenges that come with being working moms, I thank God for her sweet friendship. She is a total rockstar!!

MelissaM - November 21, 2011 - 5:56 pm

LISA DOAN-Oklahoma!!!!! She ALWAYS returns phone calls, E-mails, and texts right away, she gives personal time and attention to every customer as our personal shopper, giving suggestions and piecing outfits together, she drives 2 HOURS to do Trunk Shows at my house and has treated me like a valued Jane whether I have a $1,500 show or only $300 in sales!!! She has truly become a friend and goes above and beyond to deliver outstanding customer service representing MJ like a rock star!!!!

Jamie S - November 21, 2011 - 5:58 pm

Our trunk keeper is Julie D. And she is everything MJC is all about! Fun, unique, giving, and just AMAZING :)

Lesli C. - November 21, 2011 - 5:58 pm

My TK is the lovely Stacey Gutterman… I hunted her down when I discovered MJ online a few years ago. She was the first to bring MJ into the VA Beach area. She is so sweet and I truely consider her a friend now. We chat about the kiddos and mommy stuff. and what pieces we love the most… She always works hard to get our orders in- just love her!

Misty A - November 21, 2011 - 6:02 pm

I recently “met” Tracy Farina. LOL! We’ve only spoken over the phone and via email, but she is fabulous!! She’s honest, reliable and super nice. She’s helped me find sold out pieces that I all of the sudden decided I had to have and has never left me hanging on anything. I’ve only “known” her a short time, but I know I can count on her for all my MJ “needs”! :)

Nicole - November 21, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Rachel Jordan from MI! I have only been able to use her once but she was very helpful with knowing sizes and a lot of good advice about what to put together. She still keeps me updated on all the current promotions and releases coming up with MJC!!!

Sarah Smolen - November 21, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Well, Cindy Tokoly was my trunk keeper up until she was promoted and I will say that my favorite thing about Cindy was that when she would come to my house she would take time to talk to my 7 year old son who is a super curious kid. She would talk legos with him and he thought that was really cool. Now, I have only been with my new trunk keeper, Nicole Korensky, one release so far, but I like her too. My favorite thing about Nicole is that she hung out at my house after my trunk show because of a horrific storm, it really made me feel like I got to know her better. She has gone out of her way to welcome me as a new client.

Alyssa Parkinson - November 21, 2011 - 6:07 pm

My Trunk Keeper is Alison S, Plymouth, Mi I am new to the Matilda Jane Label and have been really impressed with her knowledge, helpfulness, generosity, and love for the brand.

Kim Eubanks - November 21, 2011 - 6:07 pm

My fabulous TK is Melody Smith! I just happened to go to a trunk show with my sister & the rest is history! She has always been so helpful. I feel like I have known her for years, but it’s only been since May!

Amy Littlefield - November 21, 2011 - 6:08 pm

LeAnn Royal! She has been so awesome helping me over the past year. She was so supportive and encouraging as I recently had my first virtual show. And, even though my show was not as successful as I had hoped, she said, “Let me know when you want to do it again!”

Ashley DeLo - November 21, 2011 - 6:09 pm

Anne-Marie Shallcross is SOOO great!!! She always makes sure I know what promotion is going on and is great with clients at shows! Such a great trunk keeper!

Missy L - November 21, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Christina Nichols is my TK and she is just fantastic. She’s always looking out for me and responds to my emails, crazy texts and phone calls at lightning speed. I don’t know how she does it with 2 twin girls, but she’s grrrrrreat!!! :D

Shannon Turner - November 21, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Marcia Carol, We CT Ladies just love her to bits. Not only is she great at matching MJ pieces, suggesting ones that look great on us/our daughters, and keeping an eye out for our Must haves in the inventory. BUT she is such a kind, classy and lovely person. I am happy to know her. If ANY of your other Trunk keepers are like her… Matilda Jane really has some amazing Tks!

Caroline Terlaje - November 21, 2011 - 6:14 pm

My TK is Shelby Schilling and I just love her!!! She’s so sweet, helpful, a friend, & does an amazing job!!! :)

Ashley - November 21, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Jenny Berg is my trunk keeper! Long before we both had children, we taught together at a wonderful school! She taught art and I taught Latin! Even though our paths didn’t cross that much while in the classroom and we both quit our jobs once we had our first babies, we are back in touch today because of MJC and I am so glad!! I went to my first trunk show in early 2010 with another one of our former colleagues and the rest is history! I was hooked on MJ and Jenny helped fuel my addiction!

Allison H. - November 21, 2011 - 6:20 pm

My trunk keeper is the fantastic Jill Haugo. For almost 2 years I have been her customer. She is not just my TK, but she has become a friend too. She not only keeps me up on the latest MJ news and in the latest pieces, but she often checks in just to see how we are doing as well. Recently my Mom had surgery and was having a difficult recovery when a bouquet of flowers showed up at the hospital from who else but Jill! She not only made my Mom’s day but she made mine too!! It is this kind of thoughfulness and consideration for others that make her such an outstanding person and a great representative of your company too! Thanks MJ for bringing such a fantastic lady into my family’s life!! Love ya Jill, you’re the best!!

aubrey lofgren - November 21, 2011 - 6:20 pm

I completely missed this but I still wanted to give a shout out to my wonderful TK Erin McCauley!! I just hosted my first show & was so nervous & she just went above & beyond to help me make it a success. I haven’t known her very long but I don’t just consider her the sweetest, most helpful mama EVER, I also consider her my friend. Thats the magic of MJC though right? It brings people together, it creates friendships you wouldn’t have known otherwise. Thank you Erin for all you do!!<3

katya demarigny - November 21, 2011 - 6:24 pm

My TK here is Orlando Fl is Tracy F. She is very helpful and fun :)

Jennifer Anderson - November 21, 2011 - 6:25 pm

Chantel Russel- love her because she is so patient with my hundreds of questions and emails and she is always calm under pressure!

Mandi Yager - November 21, 2011 - 6:25 pm

Sarah Spitler is my TK and she is awesome. She is “new” to me as a TK since my last TK moved on, but Sarah has been awesome so far. She is awesome about getting right back to me and making sure I am up to date on all the new MJC news. She is super supportive at trunk shows as well and very helpful putting things together. LOVE HER!

Kelly Gorney - November 21, 2011 - 6:26 pm

Shana Eppinger is my awesome TK! Why do I love her?? Oh my. Let me count the ways:
1. she ALWAYS knows exactly what I am going to want to order and always gives me a heads up if something is running small/big
2. She is SO cute and fun and bubbly.
3. My son is madly in love with her and can’t wait until the next TS, so he can see her again.
4. She was kind enough to point me to a dreamy location for my client who lived near her.
5. Her first time here, she braved a crazy snow storm to drive many miles to my house.
6. She is super creative and always brings the CUTEST little favors for my guests.
…I could go on and on. She has been really, really great to me and I am so thankful for that! Shana ROCKS!

Joy Williams - November 21, 2011 - 6:26 pm

My amazing trunk keeper is Rebecca Stage. She knows what I like for my kids and myself. She is a good judge of the sizing and if the smalls may fit me or are alterable (is that a word?-if not it should be). She works with me to help me do the best shows possible. She even sent items to a family in need after the terrible tornadoes we had here in AL last year. She and you made my daughter’s birthday wish come true! To that I am ever so thankful! She checked in several times when we were going through hospitalization, etc. for my daughter’s seizures because she cares. She is a gem! {My favorite thing about her is that she is such a sweet,caring, awesome person!:)} BTW Happy Thanksgiving to all of you at MJC!

Kristin Sawyer - November 21, 2011 - 6:26 pm

My fabulous TK is Suanne McConathy. She is AMAZING. She is always prompt and very informative with any information about Matilda Jane. She is so joyful and seems to truly love and have a passion for Matilda Jane clothing. I met Suanne by ordering thru a friends online trunk party..and from that moment she was willing to call/text and help me with any questions I had. :o) I can always count on her and that’s the best feeling :o) I am sure all of the TK’s are AMAZING..but in my opinion, Suanne has a genuine heart and a true love for MJC and all it stands for!

Amber L - November 21, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Ashlee Alex in Orem, UT is my TK! She has excellent customer service! She always gets back to me very quickly no matter what my question is, big or small! We just moved from Alaska and had no TK there. So I am very grateful to have a TK in UT! :)

Jen Wagner - November 21, 2011 - 6:29 pm

My trunk keeper is the awesome and AMAZING Tracy Morrison. She is super friendly, funny, and cool. I know she works really hard to make all of her MJC customers’ wish-lists and dreams come true :)

Leigh Ayn - November 21, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Love my trunk keeper Rebecca Stage! From the first time I talked to her on the phone I knew she was my girl and shopping was going to be way fun with her! She’s basically my number one shopping buddy!

Brandy W - November 21, 2011 - 6:31 pm

Lisa Paul was a friend before she was my trunk keeper. She was so sweet and compasionate to others….just a very neat person to know. She introduced me to MJC during a benefit show for someone else. She is why I started buying MJC, and the giving nature of the company is why I will continue buying MJC. Have a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Dawn Ulseth - November 21, 2011 - 6:34 pm

I have used several TKS and I haven’t used one that I didn’t like! Most recently I have used Shelby Schilling and she did an awesome job to make sure that my order got in right away. She gave me great customer service and it is obvious that she appreciates my business!

MelissaG - November 21, 2011 - 6:34 pm

My TK is Casey Mussell. I LOVE her. She is the sweetest woman! Before having ever laid eyes on me, she went above and beyond for me…in fact, I think it may have been my first order with her! She truly cares for me as her customer, and as a person, and it shows when I talk with her. In fact, the first time I met her face to face she spotted me and my girls in Target. I had just come in, was loading my girls up in a buggy and cleaning it off when I hear someone say my name. I turn around and at first I don’t recognize her. She introduced herself and we stood right there chatting for a while. The fact that she only knew what we looked like from seeing pictures on Facebook and yet she was able to pick out me and my girls in a store like that really impressed me. Here was a lady that really paid attention and really cared. If I hadn’t been sold on her already, I definitely would have been then. You see, I found her through a friend of a friend. Here is just another example of how MJ brings folks together. There is a lady I know from a Mom’s group and through her I met another lady that is a fellow MJ lover and it was through her that I found Casey. To top it all off, they are all right here around the same area that I live in. It really is a small world and I am SO lucky to have found Casey. Thank you Casey for all that you do. You are incredible!!

Jennifer K. - November 21, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Rebecca Stage! She is sooooo helpful. But, more than that is she a great person! I look forward to seeing her as much as the clothes!!

pamela r. - November 21, 2011 - 6:36 pm

My TK is Jill Erickson- Sioux Falls, SD. I just went through my first year of buying Matilda Jane and it was her first year as a TK- she did AWESOME!! Always ready to answer my questions, find my want items and has been good friend. Besides, she is now a SUPER MOM of five kids!! I would and do recommend her to everyone!

Monika M. - November 21, 2011 - 6:37 pm

Well, my beloved TK recently resigned :( and I’m still sad about it. I had been ordering through her since Gypsy Blue, loved her honesty, her sarcastic sense of humor & totally trusted her with my orders. I feel a bit like a lost puppy now. i miss my B.!

Nicole Gallen - November 21, 2011 - 6:37 pm

Nicole Korensky was my introduction to MJ :) Like a true newbie, I called her on the day of the House of Clouds release and asked her a million questions–some valid, and most I could have figured out if I had used google more efficiently. Knowing what I know now, she was probably frantic with all the other calls beeping in and her inbox blowing up, but you never would have known it from her voice or her replies. She walked me through every piece, every step of the ordering process, and ever random comment…and I’ve been a big fan of hers (and MJC) ever since.

Sarah VantHof - November 21, 2011 - 6:37 pm

I LOVE my TK Christy Ingle! She started me on my path to MJ addiction when I was pregnant with my daughter after 2 boys. (Hotline- I bought a Silly Ellie) and has been so sweet ever since! I love hosting shows because Christy is so fun just to chat with, and she knows her stuff- I think she might know my MJ style better than I do sometimes ;)

JoAnne De La Roche - November 21, 2011 - 6:39 pm

My TK is Lauren Murchison in CO ..I’ve never even met her face-t0-face but she is great!! Very helpful and accomodating. :)

Sarah VantHof - November 21, 2011 - 6:39 pm

Love my TK Christy Ingle- she got me hooked before my daughter was even born and has been wonderful ever since!

Jessica Lopez - November 21, 2011 - 6:40 pm

My TK is Sara S. right here in the heart of Ft Wayne,In. I met her this past May @ the Mocha Room & fell in love both w/ the clothing & the gal selling the beautiful clothes. She ALWAYS has a smiling face (even when there is a crying room of kids & many people with questions @ a show). She takes pride & emphasis in making sure we buy the correct sizes & you never feel pressured to buy a thing is what most of my friends compliment after the trunk shows:) Even if something might be ‘sold out’ Sara has her list & as soon as she finds it she’s quick to call & get you to order:)
I’m sure there are a TON of great TK’s but I sure do love the one you guys have right here in Ft Wayne. Keep up the good work ladies!!

mary elizabeth pounders - November 21, 2011 - 6:42 pm

I am crazy about my tk, Shelly Cloud. The first time I heard of MJ, I was in desperate search for a tk to order through, but figured there was NO WAY Mississippi had a tk for such a hip company. Shelly contacted me after my request through mj site, and invited me to her HB premier. I was head over heels. Not just the clothes, but her! She is so genuine, and helps me make sense of all the cuteness, putting together outfits, and making sure I get the size I need. She is surely an asset to your team! Thanks Shelly!

Kylie Lee - November 21, 2011 - 6:43 pm

My Tk is Robyn Shirley and I Heart her! SHe is fabulous! Not only do our kids share the same (unique yet totally amazing) name, Camdym but she always goes above and beyond (after all thats what tk’s are supposed to do right?.)Robyn is more than just a tk she is a friend and fashion expert all at the same time. She works long hours during the peak of the season yet she still makes sure her #1 job as a MOM is always first priority. Robyn is very helpful , knowledgeable (sp?) , and always has a HUGE SMILE on her face that you cant help but fall in love with. I think Robyn is a wonderful asset to MJC and everything a TK should be!

Cortney K - November 21, 2011 - 6:44 pm

Nicole Korensky is my one and only. She answers my endless emails immediately, is super friendly and gives the best advice. I consider her my daughter’s personal shopper as she puts together the cutest outfits for her! I trust her completely!

Joyce Locke - November 21, 2011 - 6:45 pm

My trunk keeper is Penny Bauer and even though she is in Vancouver, WA and I am in Junction City, OR she ALWAYS delivers! She goes above and beyond when trying to find those hard to get pieces and answers every email! Tirelessly forwarding every Platinum shipping notice on orders I place. I had a friend who had wanted the Katie Cape and it was Sold Out online. Penny had one and offered it to me for my friend, who was beyond grateful as it was a gift for her mother. Thank you Penny for going the extra mile and being a pretty fabulous TK!

Natalie S. - November 21, 2011 - 6:45 pm

ASHLEE ALEX is absolutely the most amazing trunk keeper. I LOVE her. I love that she is always so patient with me and helps me pick the perfect combos by helping me sort through all my indecisiveness. She also always gets my orders right, no matter how big or crazy my show is. She also is ALWAYS there to grab that sold out piece that happened to pop up on one of the many times I hit the site praying that it would be there ;) She is just simply the best. LOVE HER.

Denise - November 21, 2011 - 6:46 pm

Marcia Carroll of CT is a wonderful not to mention beautiful inside-n-out MJ trunk keeper! One of the best things about her is her great sense of style. I really feel like I can get honest opinions from her about what looks right on me which is a luxurious service. AND She just has us all as friends at hello.

Lisa - November 21, 2011 - 6:49 pm

My TK is Christy Ingle and she is wonderful!! She is always happy to help with questions and she does her very best to always get me what I want. Only one time did I not get a piece on my list and even then she later found it for me. She gives 110% always!!! MJC is lucky to have her and so am I!

Molly Schwartz - November 21, 2011 - 6:50 pm

Sara S. is my trunk keeper and she is great! She is very helpful and informative about Matilda Jane. I always have lots of questions and change my mind about things, and she doesn’t mind. I love Matilda Jane!!

Rya Hibbard - November 21, 2011 - 6:50 pm

Where do I begin??? Shannon Armitage from Sonoma California is not only my TK but is one of my closest friends. We chat every few days just to see how life is going and to share stories about our girls! They have the SAME birthday!! We have only know eachother for a little over a year, but it seems like a lifetime. Hosting Matilda Jane parties has given me a new friend that I couldnt’t live without. Thank you for cute clothes & Amazing FRIENDS!!!!

Kari Bennett - November 21, 2011 - 6:55 pm

Oh the best TK in all the lands is SARA SPITLER! I email, text, call, or FB message her and she still doesn’t hate me. I drool over her brother that is 10 years younger then me and she still loves me. Her mom drives everywhere to get me my things and she still loves me. I feel like I am her only customer and I know that is not true. She has become a friend. My photographer and friend, Samantha Uphold, introduced me to the world of Matilda Jane and my friend Sara. I am thankful for both! I hope you read this Sara!!! XOXO

Chris - November 21, 2011 - 6:56 pm

My TK is the lovely Denee’ Kochersperger. She is the sweetest, hardest working girl around! Everyone always adores her at the shows and i am happy to call her a friend. She also always wears the cutest MJ combos and gives everyone great ideas!

Alyssa Chambers - November 21, 2011 - 6:56 pm

My TK is Rebecca Stage. She is just wonderful! I used to order from random virtual shows, but Rebecca has been so kind and is always so helpful to me that I can’t imagine ordering from anyone but her!

Chris - November 21, 2011 - 6:56 pm

My TK is the very lovely Denee’ Kochersperger. She is the sweetest, hardest working girl around! Everyone always adores her at the shows and i am happy to call her a friend. She also always wears the cutest MJ combos and gives everyone great ideas!

Lee Mather - November 21, 2011 - 6:58 pm

Rebecca Stage is my fabulous TK. She has real children that I actually see in your wonderful clothes. She always knows the perfect things that will fit my tall and skinny Minnie. She also gives me the heads up on what I need to buy now so I will have it to go with a next release. I adore her!

Stacey Mullins - November 21, 2011 - 6:58 pm

Nicole Mayfield is my TK. She always gives me the best advice in what to get & gives me the best ideas of what to put together. She is so fun to get together with & totally understands my obsession with all the cuteness. We love her!

Jamie Jones - November 21, 2011 - 7:03 pm

My trunk keeper is the fabulous Lisa Paul! No matter how crazy busy her own life is, she is always available, upbeat, and super helpful…and she always comes through for me and my friends on release day! She’s the very best!

Maria Macoubrie - November 21, 2011 - 7:03 pm

Nicole Beddigs is my TK and she is amazing! I’ve never missed an item thanks to her hard work, even those items that sell out right away. She goes above and beyond at all hours!

jschick - November 21, 2011 - 7:04 pm

My TK is Keana Bean and she is absolutely THE BEST! As a TK, I could not ask for anyone better than Keana. She works hard to help me through sell outs, helps me put together adorable outfits when I am at a loss, keeps me informed with sales – upcoming release dates and more. What is best is that I have truly gained a wonderful friend in Keana (and my daughter absolutely LOVES her daughter). I will run by to pick up something and an hour later we are gabbing away with no end in sight. AND she make KILLER pound cake!!

Kaitlyn - November 21, 2011 - 7:09 pm

My TK was Jessica G., who is no longer a TK. She was fabulous! I could always count on her :) I now have a new equally fabulous TK, Shannon A. :)

Tanya Siam - November 21, 2011 - 7:17 pm

Jamie bartell in maryland is my favorite tk bc she is always there to answer questions, always helps me make the most of my shows, keeps me informed and most of all makes me feel “normal” when We sit texting in the middle of the night over how much we love all of the new goodies and “need” the entire line… She instantly bacame a friend from the moment we met at Starbucks over our first cuppa coffee and mj invites!! Xoxo’s and many thanks to Jamie b!!

Carrie Brown - November 21, 2011 - 7:17 pm

Nicole Mayfield is my TK. I love it that she became a TK right when I found MJC. My first trunk show was during her first launch. It was February 2, 2011 and there was a blizzard. No joke, a blizzard, no school, shouldn’t leave the house blizzard. That didn’t stop Nicole. Oh no. She made her way to my house and stayed late helping me understand my Jane benefits. We ended up rocking out my first show! Love it that my 3 year old knows when we go to Nicole’s house, the doggie will be put away and most likely, she will have fruit snacks.

Erika Calihan - November 21, 2011 - 7:20 pm

Julie Degraff — Julie Degraff *** Julie Degraff :) :) :) Julie Degraff ~~~ Julie Degraff +++ Julie Degraff >>> SHE is the BEST! Not only is she kind, honest, fair, fun, hard working, and efficient, she’s a BEAUTY;) You would be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t agree with me. She is always willing to seek out hard to find items for me (because you know, sometimes you just get obsessed about something;). She gets my orders in SUPER fast so I have experience VERY few sell-outs. She never plays favorites. She treats anyone I send her way with kindness and a helpful spirit. She always helps out her Janes – ideas to sell more, outfit combos, her sweet spirit AT a show. After stopping by her house to pick up something with my 3 kids (ages 3, 3, and 4 at the time), she offered to keep the kids for me for a bit so I could run errands before we left for a trip – SERIOUSLY…who DOES this?!?! Would not surprise me at all if this blog doesn’t get filled up with JD fans;)

kate - November 21, 2011 - 7:21 pm

NATALIE KUKLA is hands down one of the most amazing women I know. She is a fantastic mother, fabulous friend, great workout partner and she is a terrific TK. When I host a show, all of the attendees remark about how amazing, gracious and sweet she is. I feel so lucky to have crossed paths with her because of my love for MJC.

Marina - November 21, 2011 - 7:25 pm

My TK is Lori Thompson and she is Amazing. I have a health issue and she has been so accommodating to me, making sure I am able to get what I need, working around my limitations. She keeps her eye out for S/O’s and has gotten me everything I’ve ever ordered.

Teresa P. - November 21, 2011 - 7:26 pm

LeAnne C. is awesome, but I actually deal more with my Jane than I do my TK. Either way it’s an awesome experience!!

Marina - November 21, 2011 - 7:27 pm

My TK is Lori Thompson. I have a health issue and she has been so helpful and accommodating to my needs, working around my schedule to get my orders processed!!

zeb's mom - November 21, 2011 - 7:28 pm

My TK is Alise P. She’s such a sweetie who somehow manages to mix MJC in with her life and family to make it even more beautiful.

Brandi Samm - November 21, 2011 - 7:29 pm

My TK is April Blair! Although, we have actually never met, she has done an excellent job at finding and fulfilling every order I’ve placed!

Natalie Dohanos - November 21, 2011 - 7:31 pm

One word describes my TK Brea Freeman in Hendersonville, TN. She is FUN! Every trunk show I have turns into a Fashion Show. She encourages all the moms to try on every piece and She makes us feel like a million bucks.She is passionate and dedicated and I feel I can call her at all hours of the night and morning to ask questions. Brea turned me on to MJ 2 years ago and I have been hooked ever since. Now I have all of my relatives hooked too. Matilda Jane brings out the sparkle in all of our eyes. Thank you to Brea for helping so many people to have fun and look good while we are doing it. Natalie

Betsy Reagan - November 21, 2011 - 7:33 pm

Jan C. In little rock. We have never met in person but I feel like she treats me like her one of best friends. I just had my first show and she went above and beyond for me! she is honest and real!

Tracy and Abigail D - November 21, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Robyn Shirley is awesome! She is all knowing when it comes to Matilda Jane and knows exactly what to recommend to make my daughter look amazing. I had never ordered clothes through a trunk show before ordering with her and she has turned me into a pro!

THANK YOU ROBYN!!

Melissa B - November 21, 2011 - 7:38 pm

Well, Sara Spitler’s my girl! She’s new to me, but I already think she’s awesome. (She went out of her way to get me my last order. I was impressed! And a bit humbled – wow!) And she’s super sweet, too – what’s not to like?

Stacie Petta - November 21, 2011 - 7:38 pm

Well, I kind of have 2 trunk keepers since I’m in the middle for both of them in WI! Carrie T and Meghan S.!!! Carrie has been great to work with because she has made the long drive even when I didn’t have a huge turnout! She always worked hard to find the pieces I needed!

Meghan hasn’t come to my house yet for a trunk show but I did a catalog show and she was great! Very patient and had a quick response to my many questions! We pulled it off together via the internet and I felt like I knew her even though we never met!

AndreaS - November 21, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Nicole Korensky is my Tker. She is always very helpful with picking out outfits, helping decide what size to order and keeps me updated on everything MJ.

Lyla's Mommy - November 21, 2011 - 7:41 pm

I’m so lucky to have 2 TK’s that I love and can call great friends…. first, the wonderful Sara Spitler who got me hooked on MJC~ she always knew what I wanted before I even told her; she would call me as soon as she saw something pop up that she knew I needed; and would always stay oh-so-late at my parties that never seemed to end :) I must admit, I was a little heartbroken when I found out I would have a new TK, but quickly fell in love with Kimberly Rymer, who is one of the sweetest people I have ever met and has been quick to fill Sara’s big shoes as my new TK :) I’m a pretty lucky lady to have these awesome TK’s in my life!

Shanna Sensing - November 21, 2011 - 7:43 pm

I love my TK Keana Bean!!! She is definitely someone I would want to have as a friend with or without Matilda Jane. I have never seen somone work so hard to make customers happy and talk about spreading the love!!!

Kellie P - November 21, 2011 - 7:45 pm

Erin Kilkelly McCauley is the best, she maybe new but handles things like a old pro. Always answers my questions and is great about knowing what goes with what and is super fast to call or email. She makes shopping
easy and fun !!

Ann - November 21, 2011 - 7:45 pm

Rachel Jordan in Michigan is by far the best trunk keeper. What an asset to your organization! I have never met her face to face (she is a friend of a friend), yet despite living in Connecticut and now Richmond, she makes me feel like a part of her MJ world. Her emails are informative and entertaining. She always makes me want to buy ten of everything and forget about passing up a promo. I used to think her emails were standard for all trunk keepers but then I realized how her passion for MJ shows in her own personalized style. What a treasure!

Tiffany B - November 21, 2011 - 7:46 pm

Wendy Beshuck! She is an amazing person, and has really become a great friend! I love when she comes to my home, and I love to see an email pop up from her! MJ has brought lots of beautiful people, and things into our lives :)

Gretchen Carrel - November 21, 2011 - 7:49 pm

Sara Spitler is the best TK, and she is right in the heart of MJ Fort Wayne! She is very patient with me and my indecisions on what to get. She is positive, fun, pretty, and overall great salesperson! Love her to pieces!! :)

allison - November 21, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Ok. Ashley Lindler, MJC TK. Columbia, SC. So many reasons why she is my fav.

1. She is AdORable.
2. She is my friend:) (before she started MJC)
3. She is full of passion for MJC. She lights up when she talks about MJC.
4. She goes above and beyond to help with orders and questions.
5. She is not pushy. She is easy to be around.
6. I held my first show this season and she just made it easy. Well, y’all make it super easy because the clothes are fabulous! I am officially hooked:)

P.S. I saw the little girls on the V Reader commercial and they had on MJC:) You probably already know that!

chesley - November 21, 2011 - 7:55 pm

i’ve worked with both Catherine Martin & Emily Carwile. Emily has been incredibly helpful with everything I have ever needed!!! love her!! Catherine is awesome too, but I haven’t interacted as much with her :)!

Carolyn O. - November 21, 2011 - 7:57 pm

Huge kudos to Marcia Carroll in CT. She is always going above and beyond to help me with my orders and my shows. She has been so helpful picking outfits for the girls and for me. She is definitely my friend first, TK second. Great at both! Love her!!

Janelle Howe - November 21, 2011 - 8:04 pm

My TK is Nicole Mayfield. She is very friendly and super easy to talk to. I know she is so busy but she never makes me feel like the pain I know I am! She has gotten me to try on several things that I normally wouldn’t and I have loved it all! The annalise top in particular! I feel like a million bucks when I wear that! She does a great job representing MJ!

Holly - November 21, 2011 - 8:04 pm

My TK Emily Koschnick is absolutely amazing, she goes above and beyond as a TK, but even better she’s a great friend. She even put off her lunch plans in Fort Wayne after the art fair to come help me when I drove over a huge metal disc that came flying off a semi was stuck under my car. You could never call the clerk at your local department store to help you with car trouble, but MJ brings together some amazing people and Emily is at the top of my list.

Heather T - November 21, 2011 - 8:04 pm

Mine is Lauren! I have never met her but I can talk to her as I have known her for years! She is the sweetest thing ever! She keeps an eye out for me on the things she know I want and works very hard for all her customers. I don’t think that we ever fully appreciate all they really do for us! So for this, thank you Lauren, my daughter and I are so thankful for keeping her so adorable! ( and you too Matilda Jane :)

AnnMarie - November 21, 2011 - 8:06 pm

Carrie T in WI is my TK. She is great and helps me put together great outfits:).

Alison Stewart - November 21, 2011 - 8:06 pm

I heart Mimi Little (Huntsville, AL) in a big way. I have so many things that I love about her but my favorite thing is the comfortableness I felt even from the first time I met her. She has this warmth that just makes you feel at ease. That’s hard to come by. :)
PS I was just talking to my husband about the friend thing, it IS hard (and i’m a mid/late 30something too) ;)

Ashley - November 21, 2011 - 8:09 pm

Lauren Murchison is my TK and she is the best! She works her tail off for every party, release, sale, etc! I love that she is not pushy, but is very good and knowing what to suggest for me or my girls. There were things I didn’t think I would like at all, but she styled for me and I ended up switching my order to buy her suggestion!

beautifulclothing - November 21, 2011 - 8:11 pm

Natalie Kukla is super nice! Her two little girls are super cute and are always in their MJ clothing. :-)

Tonya Abry - November 21, 2011 - 8:17 pm

Lauren M in colorado. Aside from being an awesome tk the thing I like about Lauren best is her smile- she always lights up a room which must mean she likes her job because the only time I see her is at shows :0)

Beth Killian - November 21, 2011 - 8:21 pm

I have to say that Janette Puskar in New Jersey is awesome! Although I have not met her in person, I can tell from talking to her how dedicated she is to her job as a trunk keeper. She did not let the big snow storm in early November hold her back. Even though she had no power at her house, she went to her husband’s office to place orders, that’s commitment!

Laura Frazier - November 21, 2011 - 8:21 pm

Christina Nichols from Houston Texas is my TK and there are so MANY things I “puffy heart” love about her, however my favorite thing about her is her LOYALTY.

Christina and I have become very dear friends over the past 4 years and it is a friendship that blossomed because of MJ. In dealing with her I have learned that she is very LOYAL to Matilda Jane and follows the rules to a tee and I love that about her. She always remains true to what she has been asked to do by MJ and does not cut corners or do things to undermine the company or go against policy. She does not come across as $$$$ and is not willing to sacrifice her morals to make extra $$$, however she goes out of her way to keep her customers happy. This is such an important characteristic to me in Christina because I feel like the loyalty she has for the company she works for is the same loyalty she has for our friendship.

Tonya Farler - November 21, 2011 - 8:25 pm

Nicole Beddings is my go-to girl–if i ever need anything i just get in contact with her and she tries her very best to help me out..she is great”!!! :)))

AnnMarie - November 21, 2011 - 8:26 pm

Carrie Tjernagel in WI is my TK. She is awesome and always helps me put together great outfits for me and my guests.

Fran Graninger - November 21, 2011 - 8:26 pm

My TK is Stacey Gutterman and my fave thing about her is that she forgives my ridiculousness over these clothes! haha!

Karalisa - November 21, 2011 - 8:28 pm

Don’t pick me because I won the last blog contest (thank you!!!) but I want to show the love for Rachel Jordan: best TK ever!!! She has so many wonderful qualities, but my favorite is how “real” she is. She gives great advise and always makes you feel at home. Thanks Rachel!! You’re the best!!

Grace Willcocks - November 21, 2011 - 8:29 pm

Rebecca Hilchie, the Canadian Trunk Keeper is just the best. She’s the only one in Canada standing ground for the rest of us, helping us out with our Canadian orders, and the duties and taxes and headaches that come with it. She always remembers (even if you don’t think she does) that you asked her to keep an eye out for “___” and she finds it for you. Like the 12m Blue Jays and the 4 Buttercup Maggie. She’s always willing to drop “it” by or meet up. She’s our only Canadian rep, and we love her!

Jennifer McCullough - November 21, 2011 - 8:29 pm

My trunk keeper Jane Hurtig is amazing! I have always thought it was funny that her name is “Jane” and when I host a show I am a “Jane”. She has been so great, very accommadating, finds items for you, drives to my house for shows which is 40 minutes from hers, has become a friend and is super sweet and darling herself! She is very honest and a great trunk keeper! :) <3 her

Michelle B - November 21, 2011 - 8:32 pm

We met our wonderful TK Miss Penny 3+ years ago and have gained such a wonderful blessing in our lives! My girls want to visit Miss Penny even when she doesn’t have new MJ for them! They run with open arms to always give her hugs! And she’s giving me a friendship that means so much more then the clothes she sells! We love Miss Penny!

Holly Collins - November 21, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Daphne Tuten is the most pateint and absolutely wonderful Trunk Keeper. I am a difficult shopper and she never gets frustrated with me and in my life that is a first LOL.

Emily Austin - November 21, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Aglow with life is my TK, Natalie Kukla. Her light shines from the inside out.
She is always willing to help. Her love for MJ shows in every trunk show.
I appreciate everything she does to spread the MJ love.
Emily Austin

Tonya Myers - November 21, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Given a shout out to a fabulous, amazing, wonderful, stylin, “skinny girl” and oh so patient TK, Marisa Hudson in Bham Alabama!! You rock and I am so glad to be able to call you a friend!

Melissa - November 21, 2011 - 8:36 pm

Deann Collins is my FABULOUS TK and more importantly she has become a even MORE FABULOUS friend. Love her :)

Grandma Matney - November 21, 2011 - 8:37 pm

Our TK is Penny and she is one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met. She always goes above and beyond to get me the cutest MJ for my 2 granddaughters! She’s a gem for sure!

Jennifer - November 21, 2011 - 8:46 pm

Jamie Bartell is my TK, and she rocks for the simple reason that she is there. She is there to tell me about all of the great stuff that you guys come out with each season. She is there whenever I have a question about the details/specs on any piece of MJ. She is there trying to nudge me into being a Jane (someday Jamie, someday). :) She is there to tell me when yet another package of platinum goodness is coming my way, and lastly (but most importantly) she is there to support me in whatever decisions I make about pursuing or not pursuing a piece of clothing from Matilda Jane. No judgment, total encouragement, and always makes me feel like I could trust her 100%. That is why Jamie Bartell rocks!

Kristy Coleman - November 21, 2011 - 8:48 pm

SuAnne M is the Best TK ever! She loves Mj soo much and so do I! She is the best at helping put outfits together and my daughter is always the best dressed girl in town! We owe it all to SuAnne, we love her!

Lisa M - November 21, 2011 - 8:51 pm

My trunk keeper is Robyn Shirley, but she is more than just my TK… she has become a dear friend!! She travels several hours to Jacksonville to host my shows… we had a fab slumber party this fall when I invited her and her girls here to host a show! We can talk on the phone for HOURS about nothing in particular. She embodies all that MJC is… down to her sweet random acts of kindness. Can’t say enough good things about her… Love you Robyn!

Ana Perelman - November 21, 2011 - 8:53 pm

My wisconsin TK is Carrie Tjernagel- she is the best!

always takes care of me and my insanity :)

Jennifer - November 21, 2011 - 8:56 pm

Jamie Bartell is my TK and she rocks for the simple reason that she is there. She is there to tell me about all of the great stuff you guys come out with each season. She is there whenever I have a question about the details/specs on any piece of MJ. She is there trying to nudge me into being a Jane (someday Jamie, someday). :) She is there to tell me when yet another package of platinum goodness is coming my way, and lastly (but most importantly) she is there to support me in whatever decisions I make about pursuing or not pursuing a piece of clothing from Matilda Jane. No judgement, total encouragement, and always makes me feel like I could trust her 100%. That is why Jamie Bartell rocks!

christina - November 21, 2011 - 8:56 pm

My TK is Ashlee Alex. She is so cute and fun! She works so hard for us, especially when there are limited quantities. She tries so hard to get us all what we want. Love her!

Addy Van Anne - November 21, 2011 - 9:05 pm

Penny! She is so helpful and always full of outfit ideas. I actually have never even met her in person, although I feel like I have after talking on the phone and exchanging emails. She is the best!!!

Teresa F. - November 21, 2011 - 9:06 pm

The best has to be Kathleen Smith, hands down! She is always so patient with me, I can be a high maintenance customer. She takes her time to get me what I want. She has such a sweet soul, she’s the best!

Jennifer McAfee - November 21, 2011 - 9:12 pm

My amazing TK is CASEY MUSSELL! This is her first season as a TK and, to be quite honest, she had some big shoes to fill (since my original TK retired at then end of last season). And “filled” she did… she sooo exceeded my expectations. She She operates like a veteran/seasoned TK and knows her stuff! She has gone above & beyond the call of duty for me & has been made me one happy MJ-momma!!!! Love me some Casey!!!!

Ida Norwood - November 21, 2011 - 9:17 pm

Charinyah Harding, Gilory, CA A kind, patient, helpful Trunk Keeper, always has a smile and always has time to help me out. Charinyah is always cheerful, and always so understanding no matter how many silly questions I ask her. She made my first Matilda Jane Trunk so very fun and exciting! Charinyah is very approachable, which is key when your a new customer and somewhat shy and not knowing how everything works at a trunk show, she was easy to approach and made me feel comfortable with all my questions. Charinyah is a real gem!

Stacey M - November 21, 2011 - 9:17 pm

I couldn’t imagine a better TK than LESLIE WILLS. She has such an amazing personality that just draws you in and makes you feel like you’re one of her closest friends. I never knew her until I found MJ and am so happy your company gave me this opportunity. She always seems to have the time for her customers even in the hairiest of times. LESLIE is definitely the best!!!

Amber Vaughn - November 21, 2011 - 9:18 pm

I just met my trunk keeper over the phone about two weeks ago. Her name is Ashlee Alex. I love it, she is so nice and helpful. I didn’t know we had someone like a trunk keeper but now that I do I love it. I’m kind of new to alot of how Matilda Jane works so it was so great to have someone to talk to about all my questions. She always gets right back to me and I love the emails thanks Ashlee.

Cheryl - November 21, 2011 - 9:20 pm

My TK is Casey Mussell. She is fabulous–patient, helpful, kind, quick-to-respond–everything a TK should be! I was a TK for one season and I actually helped Casey with her very first MJ purchase (the nest dress!) so it was fun to have her come to my home to help me and my friends. She made the transition to a new TK super-easy!

Monica Wright - November 21, 2011 - 9:20 pm

My trunk keeper is Christy Bazan and my favorite thing about her is that she was so creative in helping everyone at the trunk show decide which pieces to put together to make a cute outfit that we may not have otherwise even thought to put together!!!

Katie Hall - November 21, 2011 - 9:34 pm

JESSICA ROBERTSON!!!
J- Just about the sweetest southern belle you will ever meet
E- Every release she hunts down sizes to NO END!
S- Surprised me with a MJ bag for a sweet ‘happy’
S- Saves me money by working every angle of all the Jane benefits and Sends me emails about every promotion
I- Is the sweetest person who I now consider a friend (we often do lunch dates)
C- Can always count on for sporting MJ clothes on all 4 kids and herself every day of the week
A- Always looks out for her customers like she was their best friend!

I am so grateful that MJ has put her in my life. She is precious and I love her! Thank you for having her represent her company because she does it well!!

ErinC - November 21, 2011 - 9:49 pm

Lauren Murchison!!!! Lauren is the absolute best TK there is!! She has been my TK for a year now and I feel like I have known her much longer than that. She helps me pair the perfect outfits for my daughter and she always finds me the items I have to have!!! She goes above and beyond all the time. Plus, I love that I am in MA and she is in CO so when I need to chat late night on FB about something, I know I can count on her! Gotta love the time difference!! :)

Jen W. - November 21, 2011 - 10:12 pm

My trunk keeper stays up late for me, drives an hour to my house every time I host a show, answers oodles of questions from all the newbie’s I dig up, encourages me as a Jane, and basically bends over backwards to help make my Matilda Jane experiences perfect. All that said, I’m most thankful for my trunk keeper Meghan H., and the conversation we had for 2 hours after Release 3 of Y&M about Sensory Perception Disorder and how I should begin to research it’s symptoms in my son. While her “job” is to make my daughter and all my friends’ girls look cute, she has done so much more than that, and I’m forever thankful!

Jen W. - November 21, 2011 - 10:16 pm

My trunk keeper stays up late for me, drives an hour to my house for my shows, answers oodles of questions from all the newbie’s I bring her, and basically just bends over backwards for us. I’m most thankful though for my trunk keeper Meghan H. and the 2 hour conversation we had in her kitchen floor after the 3rd release party of Y&M about Sensory Perception Disorder and how the symptoms may be showing in my son. While her “job” for MJ is to make my daughter and I look cute, what she has done for our family is so much more than that, and I am forever grateful!

Jen W. - November 21, 2011 - 10:18 pm

Sorry my comment posted twice! I got an error notice that I needed to re-send! Please feel free to delete this and either one of my previous comments…oops :-)

Megan Maddox - November 21, 2011 - 10:24 pm

My Favorite TK is Jill Erickson (Sioux Falls, SD)!!! What you said above is so true about how an Outstanding Trunk Keeper not only helps you shop for MJ clothes but becomes a good friend. I am not sure when I decided Jill my TK was also MY FRIEND – it just happened!!! Pretty soon we were texting about MJ and our kids! She is so positive and fun to be around and has this great can do attitude. I feel so fortunate to have her first and foremost as a friend and next as a TK!! She is a really special lady!

Side note – my daughter who is in Kindergarten goes to the same school as my TK’s kids – she got a “reading buddy” assigned to her the other day and comes home to tell me – that her reading buddy is the “Matilda Jane Lady’s” daughter!!! That just goes to show you how often my daughter and I are at my TK’s home!!!

Rebekah N. - November 21, 2011 - 10:28 pm

I must admit that I have been buying MJ for about 1 1/2 years now. I have recently found Sarah Aggarwal and she is AMAZING!!!! She definitely goes above and beyond even though she lives 1,600 miles away from me! Some one previously mentioned how she has become way more of a friend than an addiction buddy! :) Love you Sarah A!!!! Hugs!

Terese G. - November 21, 2011 - 10:28 pm

Angela Applegate is a fabulous trunk keeper. She’s sweet, on top of things, patient, and has a super cute accent :)

Linsey - November 21, 2011 - 10:36 pm

I see her name up there quite a bit, so you already know shes great! Christy Ingle is my TK and what can I say, she rocks! I text her daily!… well almost!! ;) and it was just yesterday I was on the phone with her while she is in her daughters room trying on the tween pieces just to help me decide if I can fit my adult self into some of that cuteness! LOL, she goes above and beyond and is FAB~ulous! Love her ;)

Amy Mayernik - November 21, 2011 - 10:40 pm

Sara Spitler is amazing…. Sara goes above and beyond to assist her customers in anyway and everyway possible. She has a dynamic about her that makes her so wonderful to work with and she definitely is a great asset to the Matilda Jane company. She represents your company well and goes above and beyond for her customers. WE are very lucky to have her right here in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Maria - November 21, 2011 - 10:58 pm

I BIG PUFFY HEART Chantel!! I had the pleasure of meeting her at my very first irl trunk show and she was just so gracious, sweet and nice. She made me feel like she knew me forever and we were bffs! Bonus: our daughters hit it off also and were making plans for the next “MJC” play date! Sadly, I moved away before we could schedule it….but she made a lasting impression on me!

Shacie Fielder - November 21, 2011 - 11:02 pm

I am blessed to have Brea Freeman as my Trunk Keeper. I just met her the first of October at a friend’s trunk show. I was brand new to discovering Matilda Jane. She did my first Trunk Show the end of October and it was very successful. I knew from the fist time I met her that she was a very special person. She is extremely knowledgeable about Matilda Jane and she is very attentive and helpful to all your customers! She is such an asset to your company and anyone who knows her is blessed to call her friend. That is just the type of person she is.

Maria T. - November 21, 2011 - 11:03 pm

PS….I have to add. I remember calling Chantel about a release and leaving a message. She called me right back from HER VACATION AT DISNEY! Incredible. I felt so bad interupting her vacay but she was so gracious and took great care of me when she returned home a few days later!

Amy Earle - November 21, 2011 - 11:36 pm

OH MY WORD!! I’m so excited! I just won a dress! Thank you SO, SO MUCH! I don’t want to win another dress, but thank you to Shannon my TK out of California! She’s been great!

Heather - November 21, 2011 - 11:39 pm

My TK is Ashely Schulte in NM and I love her because she is just as crazy about MJ as I am! :) Plus she is super responsive, extremely kind, makes me giggle and she’s bee-utiful! She is one of the few people who *get* my obsession and that is probably what I love the most about her :)

Anna A. - November 21, 2011 - 11:48 pm

I am sad to say that I have never met any TK’s yet – I have only heard of and seen your awesome clothing line from my friend Amy – who just won your fun giveaway! :)

Amanda Ottaviano - November 22, 2011 - 12:15 am

My oh so sweet trunk keeper is the one and only Nicole Beddigs!! Her extreme patience, kindness, honesty, generosity, and rocking fashion sense make her the best! In our family she has become a friend, counselor, go to, and an enemy ;) (last one of my husband of course… He writes the checks… just kidding)He loves her too!! Thank you for having someone so awesome work for your unique and addictive company. XOXO, Amanda

Sandy - November 22, 2011 - 1:29 am

Don’t have a trunk keeper yet…but Ashlee Alex has been helping me to get started with our Matilda Jane collection. She definitely is a Sweetie and has emailed several times to see if I need any help. Thank you Ashlee!

Michele L. - November 22, 2011 - 3:44 am

Mande England is my fabulous TK! She keeps me informed of all things MJC & is a great resource when I have sizing questions. Her mixing & matching abilities are phenomenal! She helps me to make my daughter look beautiful!

Jamie M - November 22, 2011 - 4:18 am

My TK is Cathy Yohe. She is always so nice and accommodating and she really knows her MJ!!

christine b - November 22, 2011 - 4:33 am

Oh my goodness this is hard. I have had 3 AMAZING TK. Kersten was my first and has moved away but we still remain great friends. We both share our excitement for MJ and I think we will forever have that great friendship because of it. Cindy Tokoly then took over when Kersten left….and you know how great she is! I was so happy and sad at the same time! I know she was going on to bigger and great things for you but was sad I would not have our hanging out time at her Trunk Shows :)
Now I have Nicole Korensky and she is awesome! I feel that I have met 3 past and present trunk keepers that have gone above and beyond. Thank you for picking some great women to represent your company and I am glad to call them my friends.

Julie Evans - November 22, 2011 - 4:58 am

Lauren Murchison is my TK. I have been fortunate enough to live just a stones throw away from Lauren for some time now, though this will all change when my family moves next week. I can’t help but describe her with an anagram.

Loyal – She is a faithful TK, Mommy and friend.
Authentic – She is one of the most genuine individuals I have met.
Uber-energetic – from her love of MJ to her involvement with her kids, the family business or Habitat for Humanity, she has energy for it all.
Responsive – Whether it’s by email or phone, I always get a timely reply.
Enthusiastic – I love attending trunk shows she hosts because you can feel her enthusiasm for the new line from coordinating pieces to putting together the “perfect outfit” for each individual.
Natural – from TK to Mommy-of-three, she is good at what she does.

nicko brown - November 22, 2011 - 5:02 am

My TK is Chantel Russel and she is super awesome, she keeps me up to date on all things Matilda Jane! All of your girls seems to be great though, I’ve been to other MJ parties with different TK and they are all so nice and friendly :)

melanie finnegan - November 22, 2011 - 5:36 am

Love Janette Puskar, she always is so positive and helps to put things together that you would not think of!

Aimee - November 22, 2011 - 5:36 am

Shelby S is my trunk keeper…she is amazing! Ot only is she the best in the mj world but she is an awesome mom and friend and I think that is what Matilda Jane is all about…well rounded wonderful,caring people!…..oh and my kids love tom play with hers so it makes trunk shows a lot of fun!

Alicia F - November 22, 2011 - 5:41 am

Meghan Hurley is my TK and she’s been so helpful! I placed my FIRST order this weekend and she was so nice to me and have me lots of info–and we’re not in the same state! She’s a dear friend of one of my friends and I am glad for the connection. Can’t wait to see my clothing and stay in touch with Meghan!

Julia Anderson - November 22, 2011 - 5:45 am

Shannon Matz is my 3rd Trunk Keeper. A friend, a mom, always positive and supportive.

dawn D'Angelo - November 22, 2011 - 5:57 am

Not sure where to begin-Brea is my TK she was brand new this fall and i had the biggest show i had ever had -she was organized,helpful and went way beyond to make sure all my customers were happy-she always answers my question very quickly and is just the sweeyest thing-i am so very thankful you invited her to join MJC she is the perfect trunk keeper

Steph S. - November 22, 2011 - 6:07 am

natalie kukla is my tk…& what i love best about her is that she is a friend, she has a fun laugh, has great style, she’s honest, she’s bright and cheerful, she’s a great mom, and she reads my multiple emails of, “hey, ANY chance of getting me this ______say, like, yesterday?”. one sweet mjc moment was that a couple of days before my daughter’s kindergarten picture, i realized i needed licorice leggings…so, she let me purchase hers (and then i ordered a pair to replace hers.). now…here’s the funny part. picture day, the teacher calls, says, “I know you dressed your daughter in this beautiful Matilda Jane (yes-she said that!) for her picture. She had a little accident and the leggings are wet. What do you want me to do?” I said, “If you only knew how I had to get those leggings! Tell her to wear ‘em and smile big for her picture!….and after photos, please have her change into her spares.” (btw, the dress was Bridgette!) so, for a lifetime, i’ll look at the kindergarten pic with fond thoughts of natalie. she represents all that i know you hold true for your baby, matilda jane. happy thanksgiving-and as always, xo.

Priscilla Bockelman - November 22, 2011 - 6:08 am

I have a trunk keeper here in Arkansas, but didn’t have a very good experience at my trunk show, so I haven’t got a favorite yet. But would love for someone to recommend their favorite one to me!

Ashley johnson - November 22, 2011 - 6:53 am

My TK #218 meghan hurley is awesome. She has become a great friend, and our girls are in school together in kindergarten. We love to talk matilda jane – she keeps me clued into all the lines and offers, and i try to keep her clued into platinum when i can. I work full time, and she is able to be involved at the school. She is so sweet to always text me sweet pics of my gal in her matilda jane to brighten my workday! I cannot say enough wonderful things about meghan!

trina barlow - November 22, 2011 - 6:57 am

I am not sure i have enough time or space to actually give my trunk keeper the credit she is due. So to sum it up i will say she is what Matilda Jane is about.. The true beauty of things. She is one of my closest friend and i am honored to be able to call her that. She drives from Georgia to Texas to host shows for me. I am not sure there is another trunk keeper that would do that. She makes everyone feel welcome at the show(from the person that buys every peice to the girl that can only buy that one special peice) In her eyes it is not about the quanity of Matilda Jane you own. IT is the PEICES that you own. She takes her job very serious and i respect her for that. I know that everyone that has ever bought from one of my shows buys from me because of her. The way she does things , the way she truly cares. I have not had one customer fail to get something they truly loved.. In my eyes Daphne Tuten is what Matilda Jane is all about.

Chasity - November 22, 2011 - 7:11 am

LeAnn Crowley is fabulous, although I hardly get to see her in person I get constant updates and always the fabulous clothes that are just right for my dd:)
She never lets me miss out on an item or a special deal!

kari - November 22, 2011 - 7:24 am

Rebecca Stage is the best. We do most of our communication through email and she always responds so quickly! She is very sweet and makes me feel like I am her only customer.

Teri Pierce - November 22, 2011 - 7:29 am

My amazingly talented Trunk Keeper is Erin McCauley from Minnesota! I had my first in-home trunk show last week. I was really nervous about having a trunk show so late after the Fall collection had been released. I was a little concened that my guests would still be able to find outfits for their little girls. I could not have been more WRONG and I owe it all to Erin working her MJ Magic! She was able to make darling outfit combinations that truly inspired me to think out of the box. EVERYONE at my party walked away over-the-moon excited for their first-time MJ purchases. Erin has a magnetic personality that everyone is drawn to, but you can tell how passionate she is about MJ because it truly comes shining through in the way she works a Trunk Show. Love that gal!! Your Minnesota customers thank you for hiring her!!! She is a breath of fresh air!

Gran - November 22, 2011 - 7:32 am

Sara S is absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel Hess - November 22, 2011 - 8:12 am

SHANNON ARMITAGE!!!!!!! Oh what a wonderful blessing she has been to me! I admit it, there have been times I have referred to her as “my crack dealer” but it was only in the MOST loving way! lol I first met Shannon when I drove 3 hours to her home for a release. I had only seen MJ on a computer screen, never in person. How could I have known that the beautiful woman with the warm smile that welcomed me into her home that day would become my friend? I never expected it! What an asset she is to my life and YOUR COMPANY! Thank you Matilda Jane for these women. I treasure Shannon.

Katie Lou Blanton - November 22, 2011 - 8:33 am

Leslie Wills is my TK. She is sweet as she can be, and my 4 year old developed a major crush on her! I hosted a suscessful show through her, and then I was planning on hosting another show but everyone canceled on me. :( Leslie was very understanding about that. Although I don’t get to buy MJ very often or nearly as much as I would like I do buy through Leslie!

Ginger Hemauer - November 22, 2011 - 8:45 am

My TK, Carrie T from Wi always keeps me in the loop on the new lines and all the specials. She’s always extremely prompt on answering any & all the questions I have regarding fabrics and sizing. She is very patient, informative and a pleasure to deal with– PERFECT!!

Pam Arnett - November 22, 2011 - 8:50 am

Oh, how I wish I had a trunk keeper!! I do not know one so I just shop online. I may be in huge trouble if I get a trunk keeper. Lol

Pam Arnett - November 22, 2011 - 8:52 am

Oh, how I wish I had a trunk keeper. I have only shopped online. I will probably be in big trouble if I ever get one. Lol

Sophie~Bug's Mom - November 22, 2011 - 9:18 am

My TK is Natalie Kukla… what is there NOT to love about Natalie? She is stunningly beautiful, inside and out and makes you feel like you are one of her dearest friends the minute you meet her! We go to the same church and we both have daughters named Sophia (by the way… have you seen her gorgeous babies?? That Oliver is edible!)

Mine have not been her biggest parties but she treats me as a VIP! I love her and LOVE MJ! She is a true asset to MJ and not only do her kids look like MJ models, Natalie does too!! And her spirit of thoughtfulness and compassion are definitely traits that Matilda Jane encompasses!

Simply put… I love Natalie!!

Sarah Bowen Lewis

kayleen - November 22, 2011 - 9:58 am

Jan Collins of Arkansas, we have never met in person and she is too far to do a trunk show for me, but she is always helpful and friendly!

Jenean Mohr - November 22, 2011 - 10:31 am

My Trunk Keeper is Sarah Aggarwal! She is not only a great trunk keeper but awesome person too. She helps me find all the cuteness that I’m looking for. Kudos for finding such a great person to represent your company! Love the clothes! I have for years. I’ve been using them in my photography for a long time and get to dress my DD in them and we will find out today if we have another DD to wear all these cute clothes….If not bring on the mighy Acorns!!!! AGAIN SARAH AGGARWAL ROCKS!!!!!!

Carrie - November 22, 2011 - 10:31 am

Maura in Newport Beach is my tk, and she is always so sweet, helpful, and obliging. She makes MJ fun and makes being a Jane smooth and stress free.

Lindsay - November 22, 2011 - 10:36 am

My Trunk Keeper is the FABULOUS Lisa Doan!!! She is not only my Trunk Keeper but has become one of my most precious friends! She is great with people….never fake or unkind! What you see is what you get!!! I LOVE that about her. When we are in between trunk show seasons I usually talk to her at least once a week….If I don’t I really miss talking to her! I love and appreciate her very much!

Jennifer - November 22, 2011 - 11:10 am

My trunk keeper is Selena Binkley. She is so sweet and drives all the way down to Auburn, AL from Atlanta to see us and bring us the MJ goodies. I introduced her to a friend in Atlanta and I think she (my friend) has already hosted 3-4 shows in less seasons because Selena is so great!:) Selena has such a fun personality that you just want to hang out with her. She remembers your kids, what you buy for them (even when they don’t even come to the show) and knows what works for you – I just love shopping with her (I would have never bought momma MJ until I met her and honestly it is my favorite thing now!) She makes sure to get you the clothes you want – even remembering in later shows if something you wanted that sold out pops back up.

We are friends on facebook and keep up with what is going on with our lives between shows and she even just contacted me to let me know I was one of the random ones selected on the knot contest – now that is service!

Love Selena B!

Kim B - November 22, 2011 - 11:36 am

I have had the pleasure of working with 2 of your amazing TKs. Lelie Wills and Erin Giles are both wonderful!! Leslie took such great care of me when I first discovered MJ through a good hometown friend, she was her TK. Erin is my local TK and I LOVE her!! Both ladies make you feel like you are their only customer whether it is a release day or just any old random day. I truly cannot say enough good things about each one of them…always sweet, funny, helpful, they are both beautiful inside and out. It is so nice to know each one of these very “predictable” gals. :)

Allison Farmer - November 22, 2011 - 11:56 am

Marisa Hudson in the 205! She is always super sweet and accommodating not to mention a rule follower! :)

Diane Gordner - November 22, 2011 - 12:51 pm

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M-Town Mommy - November 22, 2011 - 12:52 pm

MY FAVORITE TK is Gina. I hope you have one Gina- I think her last name starts with an F but she is FABULOUS. She is totally okay with my flakiness and the fact that I change my mind a million times and the fact that I have a super tight budget so I can’t get everything I want. She will go over the numbers with me so I know if I need to order something in round 1 or 2 instead of wait till round 3. I put the outfits together meticulously and she lets me know how things run and if they run big or small or how she thinks it might look. She is wonderful. The strange thing- I’ve NEVER met her in person. I live in TN so she does all these things for me over the phone. It is refreshing and so is she. I love that she doesn’t mind that I have a budget. My original trunk keeper was rude and would not help me at all due to my income limitations so it has been awesome finding someone who can help me and doesn’t mind that I can’t buy the whole collection/ release.

rajitha s - November 22, 2011 - 1:33 pm

brandi koerth in ingleside texas is so sweet to keep me in the loop about parties and sales!:)

Jamie Hicks - November 22, 2011 - 1:36 pm

Alise Peters!!!! She has to be the fastest person -ever- to respond to e-mails! I enjoy our chats when I see her and she is just the sweetest tk a gal could have.

cami - November 22, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Sara S. She did a great job for me. Thank you!

Marci - November 22, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Christy Bazan is my trunk keeper. She always offers great advice when I am trying to pick things for my little ones. She always calls me right away or responds to my emails quickly! It is nice to know that you have someone that truly believes in good service and she compliments the Matilda Jane company and what it stands for well!

april fine - November 22, 2011 - 2:31 pm

My TK is Carrie Tjernagel. I am constantly moving with the my husband being in the military, but she is always sending me emails and keeping me updated with what is going on with MJ. It’s nice to have someone keeping me in the loop no matter where I am in the world ;-)

Kelly Nett - November 22, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Natalie K, Lou. – she always helps me pick out things i’ll love, and gives me tips to incorporate my new purchases with the previous line to give it a new look. She’s the best!

Kara F - November 22, 2011 - 2:59 pm

My TK is Lauren Murchison. I have been an MJ addict for a year now and I feel like Lauren is so much more than my Trunk Keeper. I love our late night chats (after my husband goes to bed) so we can decide together what my daughter’s wardrobe (and mine) needs to complete the most fabulous MJ outfits. She is sensitive to my budget and always manages to track down what I want and of course, what I need:). I have had many people compliment my clothing and my daughters when we are in our MJ…when they ask where they can buy it, I always say…only from one person, my friend and TK, Lauren in CO. I am so thankful for her friendship, thoughtfulness, understanding and her timely responses whether thru email, text or facebook. She even brought me through step by step so I can learn how to Twitter! It is so nice to know that I have a friend so many miles away. Thank you for everything Lauren…you are the best!!! Love ya GIRL!!!!

Dawn R - November 22, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Alise Peters from Ohio!! Even though I will probably never meet her since I am in South Dakota, I bet she is more wonderful in person!!! I love being “in the know” and LOVE all the generous things she does:)

Dawn Rehder - November 22, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Alise Peters in Ohio! Even though I will probably never meet her since I am in South Dakota, I bet she is even more fabulous in person! I love always being “in the know” and all the generous, fun things she does!!!

Dawn - November 22, 2011 - 3:47 pm

I know that I am WAY too late, but I have to say that LISA PAUL is the absolute best TK! She is sweet, always smiling and forever helpful! She ROCKS :)

Dana M - November 22, 2011 - 3:57 pm

My trunk keeper is Julie DeGraff in Lexington, Ky. She is awesome, she knows my body type and can recommend what would fit me best. She knows my daughter is wierd about fit and fabric so she can use that to help me. She will also go out of her way to deliver my orders to my work so my husband doesn’t find out, thanks for enabling me Julie. She also gives me little extras for being a great customer. She’s the best!

Kathleen Barton - November 22, 2011 - 4:12 pm

We love going over to Aunt Penny’s house (Penny Bauer). Not only is she an awesome TK, but she also shows the giving side of Matilda Jane by personal examples, like holding a ruffle for some MJ items for the Habitat of Humanity. (I hope that is okay to mention).

Gidget Fenwick - November 22, 2011 - 4:37 pm

The first dress I ever bought was the museum knot!! After that my wallet has been cleaned out….LOL:)

Gidget Fenwick - November 22, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Favorite and only trunk keepers AMANDA WORTH… and JOY..awesome…from OWENSBORO KY:)They are helpful in every way!

Eva - November 22, 2011 - 5:09 pm

My wonderful TK is Nicole K in IL. My favorite thing about her is her personality. I’ve known her for over a year now and I love that she is so warm and welcoming. I’ve been to her home for premiers and she’s been to mine for several parties. She’s always genuine, friendly, and puts everyone at ease. I also love that she is accessible. She usually answers the phone when I call and if I get her voicemail, she gets back to me right away. I consider her a friend, she’s just wonderful. <3

Jessica Nevermann - November 22, 2011 - 5:56 pm

My tk is Carrie Tjernagel. I don’t really know her on a personal level, but her smile is infectious! She is sweet, kind and always able to help me score what I need! Thank you Carrie!

Lindsey S. - November 22, 2011 - 7:15 pm

My tk is Emily Carwile. She does an awesome job, & is always so sweet to answer all my questions:) SO Thankful for MJ!!! Hope you all have a great thanksgiving!

Sally Barbour - November 22, 2011 - 7:42 pm

Nicole Pierno in Cary, NC is my most awesome TK! She has always been very helpful, offered great suggestions and kept my two girls looking way cute in their MJ!!

Ashley Harris - November 22, 2011 - 7:51 pm

My tk in Arkansas is deann Collins! She is the best :) always willing to help, friendly, snags what I want in my sizes, and gets back to me asap. Thank you for having such a wonderful lady as a part of your team!!!

BG - November 22, 2011 - 8:26 pm

LISA PAUL, LISA PAUL, LISA PAUL!!! I could write a book about the wonderfulness that is Lisa Paul! She works so incredibly hard for her customers and puts their needs before hers, ALWAYS! It’s amazing to watch such dedication and loyalty! ..Thank you MJC for introducing me to her via your beautiful clothes…She is way more than a trunk keeper to me and I’m honored to have her in my life! :)

Emma&HarpersGrandma - November 22, 2011 - 8:31 pm

My trunk keeper is Sarah Aggarwal, She’s a sweet girl that knows how to keep me coming back for more goodies for my granddaughters!

Brandy Ann - November 22, 2011 - 8:53 pm

Sarah A. in Rochester, NY is the best TK….she just started this past summer and has the best heart. She came back from the training in Fort Wayne in July and had such great things to say about the company, clothes and people that worked there. You can tell she loves MJC and puts all that positive energy into her area, so all of NY will love MJC as much as her:)))

shannon dougherty - November 22, 2011 - 9:10 pm

my sweetie TK is Miss Lauren Murchison, we first met when she came to my travelling trunk show, a couple years ago. Together we mutually grew a fondness for Matilda Jane. I love her because she is a multi, multi tasker like me, she has a kiddo on her hip, and will chat with you at 1 am to tell you she got you the top thing on your wish list, and refinish a piece of furniture in the mean time. She’s my kind of girl, and a perfect girl to represent MJC. She will always give you an honest opinion and set you straight to keep you coming back for more! xoxo

Bridget Hansen - November 22, 2011 - 11:29 pm

My tk is Shannon Matz, she is super a sweet lady! She is always so nice to help me with my orders and explaining how mj works. She always answers her phone or my hundreds of text I will seen her. I have only had 2 small shows and having a 3rd one soon, Us Arizona girls are just now discovering the mj! I can honestly say we are great friends thanks to Matilda Jane.

Jessica/littlepumpkingrace - November 22, 2011 - 11:34 pm

My TK is Cammie Engle – she is FAB! I still remember going to my very first show when my little girl was not quite two and falling head over heels in love with all the beautiful pieces. The homegrown knot was my first (and still one of my favorite) MJ dress ever! Thanks Cammie for always going above and beyond!!

Rachel Cobb - November 23, 2011 - 2:15 am

Jan Collins is my trunk keeper and she is the best. I felt so comfortable having her in my home for my very first trunk show. And she made me feel like an old friend. Thanks Jan!

Laura - November 23, 2011 - 2:39 am

I don’t have a TK, but I think it’s about time I got one!!

Ashley Koetje - November 23, 2011 - 5:27 am

I LOVE my TK Jenny Berg as my Trunk Keeper but also as my friend. The TK side of Jenny is always looking out for my girl and grabbing things that are about to sell out even if I didn’t “wishlist” them (because she KNOWS in two weeks I’m gonna want it and they’ll be gone). I love that I’ll get things and she’ll say “These were the hot item and Miss Peyton just HAD to have them,” and she’s always right. So appreciate that! She also always remembers things that I want that HAVE soldout and if it pops up in inventory, she grabs it for me without me reminding her. I think that is so thoughtful and shows she is great at what she does. She has SUPA-POWERS when it comes to ordering and has always gotten me everything I’ve wished, even when other were getting sold outs. And, as much as I order and as many questions as I ask, she never acts like I am a pain, which I know that I must be!

As for the friend part of Jenny B (who just so happens to be my TK), she is FUN, funny, a good listener, and a great mom! I love getting our kids together to play. We are Room Moms together… Yes, even with a new baby, she agreed to my request to be Room Mom with me—See? Sweetheart! She helps me figure out what teacher gifts to buy and which parent was assigned to bring paper plates to the Halloween party. She is kind hearted, sweet, and fun-spirited. I love just hanging with her and sharing stories from the trenches on Motherhood. Jenny is one fine TK and are great woman and friend; a gem all around! MJC and I are lucky to know her!

Grace Foreman - November 23, 2011 - 11:25 am

I have bought MJ for several years but bought from different (all very nice) TKs every season, I was like a lost little lamb LOL.

And then this spring on the facebook groups the nicest mom was looking for a HB Betsy Bubble for a picture shoot. I don’t know what came over me because I didn’t know her from Adam, but I offered to loan her ours since it would not be warm enough here until June to wear it. She sent it back with the prettiest MTM bows as a gift and we have been friends ever since :) When she became a new TK for the fall release I knew I had to use her, and finally start doing shows after all these years.

We have had a fabulous time doing it, and great success. Wish she lived closer though! Love me some Kristi Stegent :)

Shelley Holloway - November 23, 2011 - 12:25 pm

When I came to Matilda Jane almost a year ago, I never dreamed I would develop such a love for a clothing line! And simply put, I think the reaaon why is because my girls live their lives in it…I love the way they look and so do they!! My trunk keeper has been such a big part of helping me along the way!! I have seen her, on many occasions, sacrifice for me. She always goes above and beyond her responsibility. And the BEST part of it all is I have such a wonderful friend in her!! When we call each other to discuss something MJ related, our conversation is never shorter than an hour! We end up talking about clothes, kids and everything in betwen:) She truely is one of the most genuine ladies I have EVER known and I feel lucky to call her my TK and blessed to call her my friend!! Erin Giles is the BEST!!!!!!

Jeanne E - November 23, 2011 - 2:37 pm

My TK, Jill Haugo (SD), has been an incredible MJ resource and friend to me over the years. We met at Hotline show and I haven’t been able to stop shopping since then. She is sincere, thoughtful, and incredibly helpful. I so appreciate her and all that she does for me. (Did I mention we live ten hours apart? To me-loyalty is everthing.)

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Pamela M. - November 23, 2011 - 6:34 pm

Oh come on now, where are all the great Michigan loving MJC girls!! Rachel Jordan really rocks the world when it comes to MJC. She is a mom to 4 kids of her own, is a multi-tasking queen…MacBook in front of her, iPhone in another, giving Sawyer (her littlest one) what he needs, carrying on a conversation with a client, and still smiling and managing it all with ease. I love her laugh…it is contagious. Last year, she sent the most beautiful Christmas card and letter…it really made me feel great that she would take the time to send her customers a card and very thoughtful letter. Go, Rachel, go…you are a gem!

cara Z - November 23, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Penny B. is the best TK. The most Kind, considerate & patient as Jobe, TK ever! Always goes out of her way to make sure you’re happy. Completely understands all our crazy lady needs, needing our “fix” of newest, hottest items!! She feels like family! I just want to reach in the phone & hug her! I’ve yet to meet her!

Maranda Benckendorf - November 24, 2011 - 6:05 pm

My TK is Christy Bazan (IL). She is so kind and helpful.

Allison McClymont - November 25, 2011 - 3:17 pm

I just had my first trunk show and Wendy Beshuk was beyond sweet. Easy, unpretentious, helpful….just like a regular girlfriend would have been. We talked about lots of things besides Matilda Jane, and she couldn’t have been nicer. What a peach! xo

Heather Farr - November 25, 2011 - 11:46 pm

Lisa Paul is my TK …….enough said…lol
Ok, seriously I met Lisa at a show last Summer. I thought she was the sweetest person I had ever met. That weekend my daughter had dance recital and I walked by this guy and his daughter was dressed so cute. I said she is so pretty and her outfit is so adorable. After the show there was Lisa with that guy(her husband) and her little spice. She said she had left me a message about a willow that came in stock and I had not checked my messages so I missed out..ugh! She found me one later!! She goes above and beyond for her customers! She has the biggest heart and will go out of her way to help her customers!

Sundee - November 26, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Tracy Morrison is my trunk keeper and my FAVORITE thing about her is how much she makes me laugh!!! A mom of three girls and gorgeous to boot; it seems like she has it all together, but the girl keeps it real and doesn’t take herself seriously. LOVE her!!!!!

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