Saturday Special: Saturday in the Park

This weekend it is supposed to be decent and nice here in Des Moines, Iowa. It is barely morning and people are already outside, water lawns, setting up for garage sales and washing and cleaning their cars.

It reminds me of the old days when I grew up even back in the 70’s.

We didn’t sit in front of a TV all day. We maybe got up, watched a bit of Saturday Morning Cartoons, but generally we went outside, played on our bikes and with our friends, we set up lemonade stands and played and sang together

I remember my sisters walking to places and singing songs like this song and Rhinestone Cowboy and Billy Don’t be a Hero…

We listened to oldies music and just generally enjoyed life.

We went out to Ledges and played in the water or went on hikes.

But my favorite day of the weekend, even though Saturday was pretty awesome as back then I was not this prissy gal you all know of now…I was a tomboy and loved to muck i the mud and climb trees and get lost in teh woods and get ticks in my hair…that was great…yes, but Sunday WAS my favorite day of the Weekend.

We would all sit down and watch the Disney Sunday Movie…

We would make homemade ice cream, each of us girls having a turn at the crank to mix it up good. We would add homemade berries or jelly to it or some of us would add chocolate sauce and stir up the ice cream to make it nice and chocolatey. There actually is a little running joke saying in our family

“Don’t stir the Ice Cream!”

because we would get it all over the place and make a mess!

Sometimes, we just have a simple snack dinner of homemade popcorn and Grandpa Hunter taught us to put the popcorn in milk and eat it out of our glass with a spoon…oddly enough, still today I love to eat that treat, though most people look at me funny when I do.

Ah yes, the simple times of Saturday and Sunday, when we enjoyed life.

We just enjoyed the day. Living life would exhaust us because we ACTUALLY lived it!!

So, if you can, if you are having a great day, if it is warm enough to go out and enjoy what this world has to offer, go do it. Go live it. Go drive around, roll the windows down, take the kids to a park or grill outside, or just go play ball or horseshoes or lawn darts or something.

Remember the days of the past, because tomorrow…they will be!

Until Next time,

XoXo~Trisha Trixie

Saturday Morning Special: Weekends

What is your Saturday like?

Is it relaxing, putting your foot up on the ottoman, drinking a beer, watching TV, doing nothing?

Is it running errands you didn’t get to do all week?

Is that the day that everything in the house can finally get done?

For me I try not to make it a cleaning day but sometimes that happens. It is the only day me and my man get to enjoy a full day as a “Weekend Day” as he calls it. Friday starts the weekend, but because he has to work, Friday doesn’t count. Sunday only goes so far and you have to behave in the night time because the next day is a “School Day ” or “Work Day” mentality he says. So Saturday is the only REALLY Weekend Day unless it is a Holiday and he gets an extra day off.

I know many of you are planning this weekend to bake and cook and color eggs.

Some are getting ready to show their favorite Easter Dress or New Easter Dress at church this Sunday.

Some are not celebrating this holiday for one reason or another and it is just a normal weekend like any other.

If you are looking for a nice Vintage Recipe that Takes the Cake (Pun full and well intended) Here is a nice Vintage Recipe I found. I would not in any way be able to enjoy this as I am HIGHLY Allergic to Coconut. But it definitely looks like fun.

Vintage Easter Glory Cake

Maybe you want to go all out…If we had a bigger house and a dining room I would invite a houseful of people over and make a big spread like this…

retro Easter feast

I would wear my Easter Apron and cook all the fixins and goodies and even color eggs.

I don’t have an “Easter Apron” completed yet but here is the start of what I am working on  for my Easter Apron….

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I am going to add the finishing touches on it tomorrow, so I have it to wear on Easter!

I will share the pictures as soon as I get it done.

I think all of these  that I have made would be great Easter Aprons. I think it depends on the style of aprons you like and the desirability for cute, casual, or comfort. They are all comfortable to me, but I know some people feel better in jeans…

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So the Jean Apron might be more of their style…

The Bandana Apron-Front

The Bandana Apron-Front

For some a quick easy little Bandana Apron like this one might be more their style. When I look at this bandana Apron I made I see a very Organic kinda girl. Someone Kitchy  and Quirky. This gal is making an Organic Easter meal.

The Turqoise Dotty-Front

The Turqoise Dotty-Front

The Turquoise Dotty-Back

The Turquoise Dotty-Back

Or perhaps the Turquoise Dotty is more your style. Cute quaint, I could see this gal in heels and pearls.

This Half Apron, lose knot tie in the back

(I either need to add more to it or just tie it in a knot. I didn’t add enough cloth for the tie)

Whatever your style, there is an apron for everyone…

Ok almost everyone…because…

My man says I need a MANS Apron because sometimes Men do the grillin for weekends and holidays and such. But the Man’s Apron needs to be sturdy and rugged, Have an apron string that has an opener on it for his beer , a towel hook for him to have his towel nearby and big apron pocket for anything else he needs. I teased  saying…

“And a cell phone or walkie holder for him to have his phone nearby so the woman can keep bugging him about all teh things on her Honey Do list, right?”

We both laughed and agreed.

Stay tuned tomorrow to see how my Easter Apron turned out and I might be able to toss in an another Recipe or two…

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     Until Next Time,

     Xoxo~Trisha Trixie

SMS: The List

Seems like all the many places I go they ask me if I am on the List. Being on the List seems to be a BIG deal. So, when I heard Facebook had a way to make lists I was happy because for one, I can myself to my OWN list and I could put together all the wonderful things I like to see. The kewl thing about the Facebook lists is that it sends you regular updates on the lists as a whole so you don’t have to go back and look at your lists all the time.

Check out MY lists and maybe you will see a few on my list you might want to add to yours or follow some of mine. While your at it, add yourself to some of them while you there if you feel that YOU are listworthy! 😉

Pin Up Beauties

Image courtesy of Pin Up Style World Wide

Vintage, Retro, Throwback

Image courtesy of Dumpster Diva

Fashion Favs

Image courtesy of Chiq.com

Art Favs

Image courtesy of DeviantArt

Business Smarts

Image courtesy of Chic Buds

Spirituality Ensued

Image courtesy of PIQ

Oh So Quotable

Image courtesy of Laugh it Out

Laugh, Live Love, Life

Image courtesy of Gorgeous Face…

If you have any lists on Facebook let me know, I would love to come check them out!

Until next time, kiss kiss….

Xoxo~TrishaTrixie

Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap 2/15/2013

Welcome to our second Fashion Wrap! This is where you can find our 7-days a week, regular posts. We hope you will enjoy this amendment to our weekly posts. Here are this week’s shortcuts for you.

She went all the way to NYC and all she has to show for it is a picture with Tyson Beckford? You better take a look and see what else she came back with.
Of course you know we just HAD to put in a small tribute to NY in Sunday’s blog. I’d say this truly did “nail it”.

More fun little tidbits on the NY visit and some extra insight about a “look-alike”. Better click the link and take a peek.

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You might want to check out our FB page too for some more information about her V-day.

Well it was Valentine’s Day so the title speaks for itself. 🙂
Take a look though, there’s some pretty snazzy ideas in there.

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Saturday Morning Special: Back from NYC

I’m Back from NYC and it was a whirlwind of a Trip. I ha d a blast and it was super fun but those quickie trips can wipe you out. I went for IFBCON for Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference and learned a lot and met some amazing people.

We listened to some great panels and Workshops

I am working on some other designs and things so I don’t have much time for a post but I wanted to leave you with some pics.

Wore one of my Aprons I had created to the Conference


and the shoes I made

Got to meet Tyson Beckford

Made a new shirt design at the MailChimp Booth

Met some super kewl people (her name is Robyn)

 Was Gifted an Alex and Ani Path of Life Bracelet

So of course that means I met some kewl Alex and Ani people 🙂

This is Ryan. He is the BIZ guy.

 I went to an After PArty at the Lillium at the W Hotels Inc

The next morning I went to a NYC Cafe

Then I strolled the streets of NYC


I had a NYC Bagel (It DOES taste better btw)

I walked by a NYC park

I didn’t have time to shop so I “Window Shopped” like a Breakfast at Tiffanys kinda girl

I took a NYC Taxi (and was thankful I didn’t have to drive)

Had to go through the tunnels, then to the airport and barely got a seat and made it out before the big NEMO storm that hit Fashion Week 2013

Then when I got home my honey had took out the trash, done the dishes and bought me flowers to welcome me home….

I had a great time. Came home a bit ragged. Tons of swag for me and my interns and my SensaFashion team. I know I ask a lot of my team and through many of my business I have gained some and I have lost some. But the things is this….I reward my team very well. I honor them for their successes. I desire to help them grow and want them to grow with me. Today I launched a  NEW newsletter and already have people emailing and Facebooking me asking how they can get involved.

 I am ready to rock 2013, to grow, to move the shake things up. I want to thank my team publicly for being a part of that and hope you all are ready to grow and rock and have a fun 2013 with everything we are going to do!! DO YOU WANNA GET ROCKED?????

Saturday Morning Special: Let’s Talk About IFB, Let’s Talk About You and Me, Let’s Talk About All The Good Things That Will Be

Let’s Talk About IFB, 
Let’s Talk About You and Me, 
Let’s Talk About All The Good Things That Will Be

What is all the hype about the IFB Fashion Conference you say? Well, it is the place we we as fashion bloggers mark our spot as as IFB states “solidify our place” as a Fashion Blogger. We get to meet all these famous people, learn from them, from their mishaps and misfortunes as well as what worked and helped them succeed. We get to meet other Fashion Bloggers we have been tweeting with and Facebooking with and put faces and names together.  I love how IFB says it is like Day Camp.

This will be my first year. For one I just found out about IFB. I didn’t even know they existed until this year. I happened upon someone else’s blog and sadly I don’t know who. I was searching online for some fashion seamstresses in my area and saw it on someone’s blog who DOESN’T live here and was like What is that? and after further investigation fell in love at first viewing! I signed up right away and started diving and delving in. As soon as I saw the IFBCON was but a few mere weeks away I started figuring out means and ways to get there.

At the tail end of last year I made the leap to get back into modeling full time. A few years a go I had SensaFashion as a business and had GRAND PLANS for this Blogging and Designing business and even met with a StartUpCityDSM a company here in Des Moines but plans fail to execute in my favor so I put it on the back burner and moved into a different direction. They helped me realize I wasn’t ready and though I felt like I left with my tail between my legs they did me a grand favor.

At the beginning of this year I reawakened SensaFashion and my Fashion Blogging, as well as my Design business and other services I offer. Things are moving forward well and fast and furious already and it isn’t even the end of January.

I tell you all this because it goes into why I feel it is important for me to go to NY now at this time and this moment in my career. With these new changes and how well things are doing for SensaFashion I did some demographic research. At the beginning of the month/year I was only reaching 32 people a day and now before the end of the month I am reaching over 600 people a day. That is without connections, without ads, without help. Where is the bump coming from? Independent Fashion Bloggers. I am nearly sure of it. 

Yes, I do believe  my constant marketing and knowledge being a Social Media Strategiest has played a huge part, but I truly feel IFB has made a difference in my life and to wait and miss this opportunity I think would be a HUGE disservice to me and my company and my brand.

In the past few weeks changes have already begun taking place. I took a leap to say no to someone who was sucking the life out me and focus on my business and doors flung themselves open to me. I shared my design to a Bakery who is opening their doors to the public and they loved my Vintage Apron and Shirt Dress Design from my new line and placed the first order. A site that is widely known here http://www.desmoineisnotboring.com asked me to write a few pieces about the before, during and after of IFBCON as well be their regular Fashion Blogger (of which I am completely thrilled btw). I now have one Executive Assistant and two interns who also write on the blog with me and things are going swimmingly well. Life is moving along better than I could have EVER imaged and I have a pretty good imagination!!
 (I think Disney-esque my friends say)

I can’t wait to go to IFBCON. I can’t wait to learn and grow and take my business to the next level. I know, I just know deep in my heart and gut that going to IFB will help me to do that and get there.  I am a leaper. I take chances. I know and realize not everyone feels this way. But I will say to you and encourage ALL of you who can, get your tickets to IFBCON.

I think it will change your life.

It already has changed mine.


XOXO~Fashionista TrishaTrixie