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Just Call Me a Quaintrelle: Female Dandy for short

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I would say I am a “Female Dandy”

In this article An Ode to That Rare Creature, the Female Dandy

http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/03/ode-to-that-rare-creature-the-female-dandy.html

the women exude a quality, a class, a style a way of living that is lived through passion, savoring of life,

the female dandy is its own archetype, known as the quaintrelle

The term comes from the wordquaint — a much more elegant coinage than its precursors, dandyessand dandizette.

As one online dictionary has it, a quaintrelle [Dandy] is

“a woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures,”

and as the article states after quoting, shouldn’t that be all of us?

A further description later in the article gives another viewpoint..

“Her hands are gloved, she is helmeted, and inaccessible; a cold and disturbing beauty [through which] pierces a formidable being — this woman is free!”

Tamara De Lempicka

 

While most of this is true, I do not feel that all “Dandy” women are cold and inaccessible. However, I do feel as this statement says, the women like this do tend to have that “Je ne se quoi” 

An intangible quality that makes something distinctive or attractive

I think I attain some of that, however being in The Des Moines Women’s Club reminds me every Wednesday that I still have something to strive for an attain. There are so many women in the club that have this, finesse, about them. The carry themselves with such eloquence and I admire them so just I used to admire ladies from my church in years past. There was one lady Sister Kiester that had this formidable quality about her. She hosted fine dinners, her clothes were always impeccable, and her was perfectly coiffed. She was something to aspire to.

I recently have thought more about my wardrobe choices, style, demeanor and manner in which I present myself and wonder if others look at me that way or if they just see me as some silly girl playing dress up? Then there are shows like Advanced Style  who have this style and grace about them. 

I get shown this movie over and over. People always send it to me or tell me I remind them of these ladies. I am 45 this year and have my own style and am told I fit the description of  “people who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully and continue to grow and challenge themselves.” As well, I believe Ari should check out The Des Moines Women’s Club with all the impeccable women who have that same sir and quality about them! I feel that style is relative and I desire to dress as I choose and have my own flair for dress as well as life.

I think Dietrich best described it summing up the allure of the quaintrelle:

Her attire isn’t meant to please others, only herself.

If you know me, you know one of my mantra’s is to always Be Yourself. Live your life for yourself. Do as you desire and happiness will follow. Wear what you desire to wear no matter how ostentatious it may be. If YOU love it, FEEL great in it, then that is all that matters.

I leave with you my Mantra

“When given the option of being fabulous, why would you choose anything else?”

Xoxo, Trisha Trixie

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Joint Venture: Daisy Girl Bath and Body/Be Fabulous by Trisha Trixie

I always wanted to have my own line of my scent “Be Fabulous by Trisha Trixie”. It has a luscious scent that is a sensual, feminine, enticing , alluring and beguiling with aphrodisiac and goddess oils hinting at floral notes and a spicy musk.

It is a scent that started long ago. When I was younger, my mother use to have this “Attraction Oil” she called it that she would rub on her wrists and neck before going out or meeting with a client. I loved the way it smelled and how it wafted gloriously through the air after she left the room. When I was older I remember hugging her after getting off the plane to visit and I said “You smell like my mommy!” and we laughed and she asked “What does that mean?” I responded, “That scent, I remember that scent. That is you, that scent reminds me of you!” When we got home she handed me a small bottle and told me it was called “Passion Oil” but it was no where to be found. She called it “Attraction Oil” because it seemed like every time she wore it, she attracted people, things, followers, like a magnet! She said she kept adding olive oil to it to try to make it last longer. Then she gave me the bottle and said, “Here, enjoy. I’ve attracted more than my fair share though I am sure with or without it I will attract more, I always do!” and then we laughed (if you knew my mother, you would know how VERY true that statement is!) . (Also funny is when I had my fiancee’ smell the lotion I created he nearly said the same thing)

For years I carried it around and one day when I was in an eclectic mysteries shop I was perusing and saw some oils. After smelling a few I found some that almost smelled like my moms passion oil. I took them home and made up my own mixture and let it ferment or sit in the dark for awhile. After a few months I opened it and to my happy surprise, I had found the mixture that smelled like my mother’s passion oil.

I bought some tiny bottles and used washi tape around them for decoration and added a cute ribbon and attempted to sell these vials of Be Fabulous scent. But, it didn’t really take off and wasn’t QUITE what I wanted. So I put the oil back under the cupboard and pulled it out every now and then to wear.

Then one day, at a vendor show, I met Carrie from Daisy Girl. She was selling amazing soaps, lotions, candles, etc with these great scents! I bought Little Black Dress scent from her and through the show we chit chatted and  exchanged info. I contacted her to further find out if we could arrange a Joint Venture with my scent to make up some items. She agreed and after discussing back and forth what I wanted, how much scent is needed, Carrie even packaged it , labeled it, and sent it to me. Now we are working on having one of her lip balms customized for me and some wedding favors done for me as well. ( If you are desiring bulk custom orders, contact her, she would be happy to oblige for personal, weddings, business or anything you might need. I know after working with her, she is a great person to work with and does everything she can to assist you.)

Yesterday, I received my FIRST shipment (as I just know I will be ordering more) of my new scent “Be Fabulous by Trisha Trixie” and I am so excited, I squeeeee!!

This scent embodies me in so many ways….

“I am a lover of life. I savor it and I find passion in it. My father passed when I was young so I learned early, life is short, so live it while you can. My biggest inspiration is my mother, who instilled the desire within me to make a positive difference in the lives of those I meet and to leave a positive feeling on the world. There is a song by JJ Heller that talks about living life this way that I made a video of here… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBA1y2WKRx8

“When I leave I want to leave something behind. I want to be known as someone who made a difference. Not something small, but a significant difference. I want to be that person that people remember. I want to be one like my father Art that everyone remembered and none will ever forget. I want to be like my Mother Mary who left a fragance of love and compassion behind her always. Just like the song says… I want to leave my fragrance behind. A positive fragrance that will have touched the world and hopefully your life will be better for being in mine because I made a difference to you 🙂 Someday when this life is over…I’l fly away…I’ll fly away..when I leave…I wanna leave a memory….(Will You Remember Me?)

I want to shine wherever I go. I want to leave a positive fragrance behind. I want to make a difference. I want people to know they can count on me. I want to share my story and my life with others, so that I may help them along their journey. I want to leave a legacy of love. In the end, this is what inspires me the most.”

Mostly the line “I want to leave a positive fragrance behind.” really stuck with me. Anytime after my mother left a room, whether she was wearing her oil or not, people always talked about her, how great she was, how much energy she had, how good they felt about themselves because SHE made them feel that way and they would say…

There is something about her. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but she exudes this way about her, that is simply magnetic and magical, that you are just, drawn to her

 

Many women would hate to be like their mother, but if you tell me that, I find it as a complete compliment! I have lived my life following her guidelines and teachings, her ways and holding to high values and morals like my mother.

This joint venture for my own line is more than just having a line with my scent. It is my vision to honor my mother as well as create a lasting legacy for myself as well. I wish we were able to be closer, talk more and laugh and enjoy life like we used to. However, she lives far away and at over 60 years, my mother is just as energetic and alive as she was when I was younger, busy as well and constantly doing things to help others. As the baby, of course I want her time, but knowing that to this day she still helps others and does everything she can to help her fellow man, I can’t be mad or annoyed at this because I know one day my kids will probably be saying the same. She is my inspiration. She is amazing to me. I honor her in every way. I love her to the moon and back.

To create this line with Daisy Girl is my way to always have my mother with me, in my mind, in my heart in my soul and now, just like she always does, to share my life with others. Life is amazing. It is Fabulous. My mother is Fabulous. I am passing forward from her, to you, this legacy to Be Fabulous, where you go, whatever you do. Now I share the legacy with you…

Like the song says,

I want to leave a legacy of love,

I want to leave my fragrance behind 

Be Fabulous

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WorkDesk Wednesday

As you may have read I recently found a myriad of tags for bloggers. This inspired me to do today’s post – WorkDesk Wednesday. These are simple little posts about what everyone’s WorkDesk Looks like. Since I have two Workdesks, I took a picture of them each and then each one individually.

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My Computer Area. Notes, To do’s, Of course, my nail Care to do while I watch Webinars, and on the Monitor getting REady to put a Fashion Calender together via MPix.com

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This is my other WorkDesk. My Sewing Workdesk. This is where I sew, create Fascinaotrs, etc. I currently have the machines uncovered because I will be working on some Aprons today as well as the Kerchiefs that need top stitched, and the papers are to check for my upcoming events.

This one is my Material Workstation or Cutting Station. Not much on it yet cuz most items are cut. But I might have to Iron a few pieces as I sew today

This one is my Material Workstation or Cutting Station. Not much on it yet cuz most items are cut. But I might have to Iron a few pieces as I sew today

This is my Main WorkStation. All my STAMPS, BAGS, Recipets, go here usually. I have been working on Wedding Planning and Business Planning so much lately my two books, Binders and notes are all in the front.

This is my Main WorkStation. All my STAMPS, BAGS, Recipets, go here usually. I have been working on Wedding Planning and Business Planning so much lately my two books, Binders and notes are all in the front.

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This is both of them together. I actually flip back and forth between them so I don’t get stressed at the computer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, that is it for #WorkDeskWesday.

Comment below with your blog or pictures of what YOUR WorkDesk looks like today!!

Until Next Time,

XoXo

Trisha Trixie

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Trisha Trixie Tips Tuesday-Taggarrifiic

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Just wanted to shout out to my pal Donna Grossman who owns That Girl Knitz, Rockabettie Bands and Rockabettie Boutique for her Taggarrific Tagging!

I learned a long time ago that is you want to be found online, if you have to TAG. If anyone knows how to tag it’s THAT GIRL (ha ha see what I did there)

I am a constant tagger too but even I lack tagging in certain categories that I see she had.

A good way to add tags to your own Blog or website is to do what I did today. Look at other sites that are similar to yours and copy their tags. There is nothing wrong with copying as long as it really does fit your site/blog. Search out sites that do similar things as you. look for blogs that are similar. I like Bloglovin because I can see other bloggers who do Fashion and Aprons and write in other ways like I do. Then I take a peek at their tags and see what they are tagging. Sometimes it is the same as mine, nothing new, but every now and then I come across a blogger who has completely different tags than I have and I think “Now why didn’t think of using that tag!?” When you see those, grab em! Copy them and add then to you Blog site or Website. Believe me, that one “little” tag could be the thing that gets you found online over other competitors!

If you don’t sell things Bikers would like, don’t use the tag word Biker. If you don’t sell Soap, don’t tag the word soap. Now if you write a blog about Soap, then Tag Soap. Am I making any sense here?

No, ok let’s go back. Only use tags for things you are talking about, selling, writing or doing.

But wait, you say, if  I use other tags that aren’t things I am doing, won’t that help bring business to my page? Well, you would think so. But what ends up happening is that people will come to your site looking for those items and then when they realize you don’t sell them and only used them to get you to their page, generally they get pretty upset about it.

If you want to use other tags to bring people to your site or page, the best way  I have found is to write a blog about those things. Then you can use the tags and write about them to generate more traffic.

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Until Next Time,

XoXo Trisha Trixie

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Trixie Tuesday: Everyone gets a Fascinator , Hair Bow or Flower in December!!

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Anyone who orders in the month of December, gets a FREE gift…a random Small or Large Fascinator Flower! (Fascinator gifts will be chosen at random) One Fascinator PER order (not per items) will be given as a thank you to you, all my loyal customers! So order today!

It’s like a gift for the giver!

Order today!

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(ps. don’t like what is in our Trixie Shoppe? contact me and I’ll whip something up just for you!

Just Where Did “Black Friday” come from? TT Friday Special

Hey all my fabulous fashionistas!  Today is a great day for businesses.  BLACK FRIDAY!

Big or small, doors were open for retail business this morning.  Some as early as yesterday afternoon.  :OUCH:  The good part about online selling is that you have a chance to shop from the comfort of your home without fighting the crush of the busy Black Friday shoppers.  Want to shop right now?  Go Visit Trisha Trixie’s website for some truly awesome deals.

But I got all distracted.  Where did “Black Friday” come from?  Did you know that it has been around for quite some time…just not called “Black Friday” right away.

From www.blackfriday.com:

“The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season.

In the 1960’s, police in Philadelphia griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians, calling it “Black Friday.” In a non-retail sense, it also describes a financial crisis of 1869: a stock market catastrophe set off by gold spectators who tried and failed to corner the gold market, causing the market to collapse and stocks to plummet.”

So, way back in 1924…the Friday after the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…people began thronging to the stores in hope of getting a great deal on something either they wanted/needed or someone else wanted/needed.

Since then, the furor has grown, and through thick and thin, Black Friday has stood the test of time.

Until recently.

More and more over the last few years, Black Friday has become less spectacular in the eyes of many, myself included. Stores are rushing the season…starting mention of Black Friday at the beginning of November.  Even so much as taking over THANKSGIVING in their rush to making the almighty dollar!  What the heck?

I have always been of the opinion that Thanksgiving should be left as a day of rest, peace and enjoying family.  Not all service industries have the day off…imagine if Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacists, Police Officers and Firefighters took the day off?  Uh, yeah…not gonna happen.  I have never counted the Whipped Cream as a MUST HAVE…if I didn’t remember it until Thanksgiving Day.  You just went without.  Apparently, I am in the minority though…because most (not all, thank goodness!) Grocery Stores and Retail Shops are open on Thanksgiving at some point.  Sad, really…

A good portion of many people’s shopping nowadays is done online.  I can get fully behind shopping online…until Aunt Penny (fictitious name, of course), decides that you are still 18 and not 38…and sends you clothing way too small, inappropriate for you or…let’s face it, just isn’t for you.  Thankfully, if you contact retailers online and explain the problem, some will work with you…though most likely you will have to send back said item.  Which is okay…if you cannot really see the purpose of having a Barney 2T sweatshirt in your life…and need to get rid of it ASAP.

Usually, I just regift…or donate said item to the church.  If your aunt asks how you like it…”Oh, Aunt Penny…it was just way too small…so I gifted it to a kiddo that can use it.”  This will make you look good to Aunt Penny AND you really have likely helped out a kiddo in need.

Until next time, my beauties…In whatever you say or do, stay true to you.

Sandra Bee

Trisha Trixie Tuesday! Bespoke (Custom-Made-to-Order-MadetoMeasure)

What’s “Bespoke”?

Bespoke is an adjective for anything commissioned to a particular specification. “Custom-made”, “made to order”, “made to measure” and sometimes “hand-made” are near-synonyms.

The word bespoke is derived from the verb to bespeak, to “speak for something”, in the specialized meaning “to give order for it to be made” or commission, first cited from 1583 by the OED, with the adjective in its alternative form “bespoken” first quoted from 1607 in this sense.[1] The term is generally more prevalent in British English than American English, which tends to use “custom” instead, as in custom car, custom motorcycle etc.

So, with the bespoke items available from Trisha Trixie, you can create a customized items JUST FOR YOU! How do you do that?

GO HERE! Pick out the colors and fabric and Trisha Trixie will do the rest!

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What do YOU think about being able to customize a product just for you? Do you like or dislike it?

WE WANNA KNOW!

Until next time,

Xoxo

Recipe for Fabulous: Fabulous Tip #01

Be Fabulous Commandments

 

I would like to start off by introducing myself, and why I think I am a good person to lead you on your quest to Be Fabulous. My full name is Patricia Ann Hunter, but most of you know me by Trisha Trixie. I am 44 (though I don’t look it), and I am a lover of life.

I am Fabulous.

I could go into a long drawn out reason explaining all the many things I have been through. Why they affected me and what they did to me, but to me that is just dwelling on the past.

I could have looked at my life and said I give up and as I said I tried. When I got my senses back, I pulled up my bootstraps and dusted myself off I realized…I was actually blessed.
I know you might think I am a whack-o-doodle for saying that, however; I think there are many times in life people only see the telescope of life in front of them and see me. I choose to look at the Kaleidoscope of Life. Life is really beautiful; you just have to open your mind to it all.
I could have turned away from life, dug myself into a hole and stayed there; I could have pulled the covers up over my head, and told the world I was not going to come out. You may have felt like that as well.

The reality is: Life Happens.

We need to just get on with it because it is going to go one no matter what. I don’t want to walk around grouchy, grumpy, or angry.
I choose to live it in a happy, blissful state of mind.
I choose to not let the trials and burdens of life and people weigh me down anymore.
I choose to be me.
You were meant to be who you are.
I choose to Be Fabulous!

Isn’t it time for YOU to Be the Fabulous person you were meant to be?

Xoxo

Trisha Trixie

Trisha Trixie Signature Apron $150

Trisha Trixie Signature Apron $150

Recipe Sunday: Crumb Cake aka Coffee Cake

I love to make this recipe. I get begged to make it for others in fact. Today was one of those days. My hunney pants has not been feeling well and begged me to make him my “Famous Yummy Crumb Cake.” I laugh at the name he gave it because I said “Hunney, if it wasn’t yummy no one would want to eat it.” and without missing a beat, he said, “ya never know. Some people like yucky things.”

Oh hunney pants.

But I digress.

So this morning, as promised, I got up at 7 ish and threw on my little red country apron,

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whipped out the Bisquick recipe. But see, I don’t follow it exactly so I will post it and ad my adjustments so you can make yours yummy too (or so we hope)

Here is a link if you want to go to the page http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/bisquick-velvet-crumb-cake/040ff627-c75e-43aa-abce-56a5a00b919f 

 

Cake ( I double the recipe, but only use 1/2 c sugar)

1 1/2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix (HeartSmart box)
1/2
cup granulated sugar (Remeber to use only half if you double this recipe)
1/2
cup milk or water ( I mix half milk and half water)
2
tablespoons shortening (Butter not shortening)
1
teaspoon vanilla (I use Vanilla Paste from Allspice or Tahitian Vanilla. I have also used Madagascar as well)
1
egg (Organic Eggs)

Topping

1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup chopped nuts (no nuts. Yuck I hate nuts in things)
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons milk (No milk in mine)
Add a touch of nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon to the topping

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9-inch round cake pan or 8-inch square pan. In large bowl, beat Bisquick mix, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup milk, shortening, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • ( I sprinkle half the topping mixture on now and let it bake in)
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool slightly.
  • In small bowl, mix coconut, brown sugar, nuts, butter and 2 tablespoons milk. Spread topping over cake. Set oven control to broil. Broil about 3 inches from heat about 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

Add a handful of chocolate chips or butterscotch chips to the topping for a decadent finish.

For the cake, you can use 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened, instead of the shortening.

If you’re chopping nuts in a food processor, use quick pulses to avoid an oily mess. Go ahead and chop more nuts than you need. Wrap and freeze the extra nuts to use later.

You can also bake this most-requested cake in a 9-inch square pan for 25 to 30 minutes.

I also like to make cupcakes out of these for small handles to hold and eat.

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Enjoy your cake with tea, coffee, milk or whatever you choose.

I have many friends who don’t drink coffee so I quit calling it Coffee Cake and started calling it Crumb Cake now. Either way, It is yummy and easy to make.

Happy Sunday!

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Memorial Monday Menu

I would hope you a ll know by now, I love to bake, cook, be in the kitchen, be a hostess and have parties. I am a sucker for holidays, manufactured ones too.   At this point I don’t even care if I “know” people are coming over or not. I have decided in my 40’s now that I am going to cook for me and my man and if people want to stop by I invite the misfits, the exiles and any and all who want to come and if they show up GREAT if not, “oh well”.   So this weekend my menu I decided I wanted to do consisted of things “I” wanted to make and create.

I bought a new grill (and put it together all by myself thank you oh and I tested out the grill Friday night and I even got it started all by myself nyah!)

Menu:   Frog Eyed Salad http://allrecipes.com/recipe/frog-eyed-salad/

Potato Salad made with Sour Cream instead of Mayhttp://www.inspiredtaste.net/22809/simple-potato-salad-recipe/

My man doesnt like Mayo so I used this alternative instead. Very yummy)

Premade Buffalo Wings from Fareway (Appetizers)

Premade Shrimp Bites (Schwans)

 

Chips and Salsa:  Target Peach Pineapple Salsa and a tad Queso. Yummm

Trixie’s World Famous Devilish Eggs : (Make like a normal Recipe, but add a hint of special vanilla. I use Tahitian or Madagascar) PS Also made with Sour Cream. No Mayo

Burgers :  I add Tastefully Simple”s “Everyday Grillin Seasonin, then flatten out. Add a touch of Big Daddy’s BBQ sauce then grill over coals (get yours from my pal Kara)

Brats:  For my man. I am not a Brat person but he likes them

Chicken Breast: Fareway had some great deals so I figured I would toss those on the grill too

Pasta Salad:  Rotini Pasta, cook al dente, add pesto or italian dressing. I like this simple recipe. You can also add ranch http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-pasta-salad/ I also mixed my own version of this Italian Dressing Recipe up http://allrecipes.com/recipe/italian-dressing-mix/

Rhubarb Pie: HOMEMADE WITH FRESH RHUBARB…need I say more??? This week I remember I had a TON of Rhubarb in my backyard so I cut that all up and froze some and saved some out to make a pie for today.

Then for the finale of flavors I made Sweet Chai Tea: Black Tea, Roobis, Cinnamon, Cadramom, Ginger, Cloves, Black Pepper, touch of nutmeg. Steep loose teas and flavors together for 10 minutes or more. Make enough pots to make a BIG pitcher. Cool in fridge or add ice to glass and enjoy. For a creamy version adda hint of milk or cream. And I saw this Recipe for Strawberry Syrup to make Sodas so I made my version but did it with

Rhubarb Syrup for Rhubarb Soda. Very yummy. Try it out! mmmm http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Strawberry-Soda-Syrup/Detail.aspx?src=VD_Summary

Of course, I got one last thing (and we just had to try it out ahead of time… SMORES

No matter what your plans, grillin, hangin, chillin, going to memorial services, or whatever… take at least SOME time and remember WHAT this weekend is for… To remember thoe we lost in the wars they served  

 

Until next time,

XoXo Trisha Trixie

Sunday Stew by Holly: Recipe Sunday

I found out a pal of mine has a great recipe website and thought it would be fun to start adding her to my Recipe Sundays.

You can find her blog here Holly’s Stew

Here is her bio

“I love too cook! I have been since I was about 5. I like to try new things but hate when they just show the perfect picture of just the finish product. So I am making food and taking pictures on how I do it. Hope you enjoy and have fun making some yummy food!!”

Apron and Hat by Laura Lundberg and Trisha Trixie

Go check out her blog for some amazing and yummy recipes!!

 

Until next time,

XoXo Trisha Trixie

RePost : Fashionista Fall Fashion Tips by Trisha Trixie

Fashionista Fall Fashion Tips (via Des Moines is NOT Boring)

This year I was lucky enough to go to BOTH February and September’s New York Fashion Week. Since fall has started arriving upon us, I thought I would share about the upcoming fall fashion from the NYFW runway to Des Moines. Fall is always about a…

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Fabulous Friday!Be Fabulous Fabric

First off I want to apologize for the lack of posts lately. After I came back from NYFW my feet have been hitting the ground getting the word out for my Fun and Fabulous Fashion Show , my hands have been busily sewing away and my mind has been a bit single minded focus. But in the midst of all that came a few fun things I wanted to share with you!

I wanted to have some specialty fabric created for my Fashion Show and so I found this site called SpoonFlower that allow you to create any fabric, wallpaper or decal from a design. It is a bit pricey but so worth it. There are three fabrics from my Spoonflower Shop I will be showcasing in my show that I Custom Created. One will be worn by the Owner of Java Joe’s Amy Brehm who I made this cute Retro Black and White Apron for with a Be Fabulous Piece of Fabric made for her lower bib and top pockets.

 

I will have a couple of other great fabrics in the show as well. If you are an artist and would love to see your designs on a wall, a decal or on fabric go check them out.

If you want me to create an Apron from your designed fabric just use my contact form on this site and I would love to create one for you. If you want any other garment created, hit me up and I could connect you to someone who could make it for you I am nearly sure! 😉

Until next time,

~XoXo Trisha Trixie

Throwback Thursday: A Great Day!

This Throwback Thursday is a bit different as a wonderful DIFFERENT thing happened to me today!

I was completely jazzed and honored to be on A Great Day with KCWI Des Moines! The show was Jam packed, lots of amazing guests and bands and more!

I had an opportunity to shout out the stores that carry Trisha Trixie Designs which are Green Goods for the Home and Cheryl’s Borrowed Occasions as well as mention Goodsmiths the local online store that is like but so much better than Etsy.

Jason Parkin came over to where Jackie and I were and talked to us while I showed Jackie how to make Fascinators.

Then after I left Ron the Car Guy even put my Pocket Squares in his pocket too!

I had just such a fun time and hope to be able to be on there again sometime!

 

A great Day w KCWI

Ron the CAr Guy KCWI

A Great Day DM Feature June 27 2013

Thanks for this FABULOUS opportunity and I hope you all have remember to BE FABULOUS!

Throwback Thursday: Vintage ComicCon

This Upcoming Saturday Trisha Trixie will be at miniCon Comic Con here in Des Moines Iowa. This made me wonder if I could find any images to share with you today of some older ComicCons and what they were like. The ComicCon Planners are encouraging cosplay so I thought I would start there and see where it evolves.

Here are some fun images I think you might fall off your seat in laughter about. The first one is truly funny!

These are some I found from Vintage Everyday from a 1980 ComicCon…

(Totally love the wallpaper btw)

Chad Spilkers dad perhaps? LOL

and of course, gotta have the sexy on

Some dress in Vintage Looking costumes

Vintage Trekkies

This Con looks more like an Old persons con to me, but hey at least they are there to support

Types of retro things you used to find at cons (these are all hoarded by the collectors now I think) 🙂

Retro or Vintage comics nowadays are RARE and very hard to find. If you do find any they are worth a pretty penny but as I was talking to a friend she said the Comic shop wanted her to go have them certified before he would buy them.

If you are looking for that special comic though, ComicCons are the pace to go because lots of vendors bring those specialty items to the shows.

and…

Here is Dale Messick from Brenda Starr at a Comic Con I thought you all might like

Dale Messick

I hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane with me on the ComicCon side of things. Remember if you dress Cosplay this weekend you get in FREE!

Stop by my booth, say hi, get a free signed MEME card from me

Hope to see you there! Can’t wait!

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

What’s Going On? Rebranding to Trisha Trixie Designs

If you are a Follower of this site you may have noticed from last night to today that there have been a few changes.

Well, hold on to your hats because there is about to be more….

Recently I found out I am not able to use the Sensa name because Sensa the wight loss company owns the right to it.

So what does this mean? Well, anything I use with Sensa Fashion or Sensa…anything cannot be used as well.

I have had to go through a Re-branding before luckily so I know how to do this. It is not fun. It is tedious. Change all the names of where you are online. Change Twitter Accounts and emails. Change Blogs and Facebook pages, and so on and so forth.

People either love you or hate you for it I have found and in the midst of me growing I am hoping you grow with me and enjoy and welcome the change.

So why Trisha Trixie? Well, when I did my Re-branding the last time, my attorney said, “What is it that people know you by that no one can take away?”

My answer “Trisha Trixie”

And thus at THAT time became Trisha Trixie and Company. A Social Media and Web Company. But also in that time he advised that I go out and use the Trisha Trixie name so much there will never be an argument as to who owns the name. So I did. Go ahead. Good “Trisha Trixie” and you will be there for awhile. Images, pictures, logos, posts, you name it, there I am. So why not continue this trend when I decided to get back into PinUp Modeling? So I did that too.

This year my passion truly is to have a Vintage Inspired Apron Line and all the pretty things that go with it. My market is for Pin Up girls and moms and those who like the apron line and that embodiment of a retro or vintage woman.

I think Trisha Trixie embodies that.

But until I spoke to Susan from Business in Blue Jeans today I wasn’t aware of HOW MUCH it embodied it. Hearing someone else say it made me think about it more. Which then I researched more intently inside me thoughts of where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. Was I willing to take the chance that the Sensa line could come after me? I did not want to build something up for someone to just take it away again. If I was going to change now, would be the time to do it.

I hope you all stay with me.

I hope you all will like the new changes we have in store for the rest of the year with this site and blog.

A new focus will be on Aprons, Recipes, Custom Made DIY projects, pretty things that go with aprons and things for PinUp Models as well that will go along with this line. The possibilities are not limited, in fact they are endless.

If you have any suggestions for us along the way, please let us know.

Since Corrina has alreadyprepared tomorrows post, I am going to leave it as is. Friday we will have our wrap up.

Starting Saturday I will be gearing you up for next week with a morsel of the direction the new site is going to take.

Sunday I am going to ask Corrina to share on of her favorite Sunday recipes.

And by Monday we will be in full force, look and direction for a new era of Trisha Trixie Designs.

I have already changed the logo of the site and the name…more changes will follow but I will try not to make them TOO drastically as I don’t want to give you all whiplash.

Thank you for following.

Thank you to those who understand and support.

I would love to hear your support and suggestions in our comments. Please click the little heart in the corner and share with us your thoughts. My Apron arms and ears are ready and waiting. You can also come check out our new look and LIKE it or LOVE it on our Facebook Page Trisha Trixie Designs.

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Until Next time,

XoXO~Trisha Trixie

Try It Tuesday~Tie, Scarf, Tie

Try It Tuesday~It's A Stretch

The idea of women wearing scarves tied around their neck isn’t surprising or unique. However, women wearing a tie is less common. Many years ago I colored my hair flaming red and wore men’s ties to work. It was liberating, refreshing and fun. Remembering that made me think back and reflect of how uncommon it still is. This surprised me. With all the new advances in the mind of society I really thought ties on women would be more common. But it’s not. There are businesses that require the staff, male and female, to wear a tie. But women don’t wear them “just because”. It was this line of thinking that brought me to today’s post.

Women’s Ties

Scarf

Women’s Ties

Being,  claustrophobic I guess, I prefer the tie over the scarf. I’ve worn ties and scarves. The scarf is usually so thick and bulky

I feel suffocated just looking at someone else in them. I have a very hard time wearing it myself. With this issue in mind,

SensaFashion’s Trisha Trixie has contrived a very narrow, ultra-lightweight scarf for me to try out. I will be wearing it today.

She also makes Buckle Scarves TM and HoopScarves you can try.

I’ll try to get a picture of me wearing it to share with you. What about you? Will you try it? Either one? If you do let us know.

Share with us. Which one did you choose? Why did you go with your choice? Have you worn it before? Did it bother you?

Did others notice or say anything. To see my “try it” photo be sure to look on our Facebook page at the link below:

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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap

Corrina L. Hunter, your Fashion Eye

Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap 2/8/2013

Wishcasting Wednesday: Learn

If you follow my other Blog As Days Go By you know I generally write my Wishcasting over there. But I wanted to do something different today and try it out over here. As well Today’s question goes hand in hand with Fashion and you will see why:

Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to learn?

 I wish to learn MORE about Fashion Essentials.

  • I love learning 
  • I do know how to sew, but I am self taught with some basics in quilting and what my Grandma Hunter taught me (which was brief)
  • I have always been a Fashionista, but styling and designing are two separate things.
  • As I am an artist I did Fashion Illustrations for years fearing taking the leap into fashion.
  • When I did try to launch things two years ago the timing was not right and I tucked my tail between my legs and ran off whimpering saying “Oh I can’t have a Fashion business because some  Entrepreneurial Company that helps start ups told me so“. I don’t know what I was thinking. I rarely listen to the static so why did I listen then? Who knows, but I am listening now.
  • I wanted to get back into modeling for years but felt stifled by the person I was with and their insecurities about me and about the industry. With me leaping back into modeling , it helped me look at my life and leap back into Fashion. I am EXTREMELY happy I did!!
  • I now have a few people that work with me, Interns, Independent Contractor Seamstresses, and more.
  • Though all of this is GREAT and WONDERFUL I have been realizing, I am missing something.
  • All my Fashion Design skills and sewing skills, Analysis, Design, Buying, Merchandising etc are all self taught with maybe one or two jobs in the Fashion Industry.
  • What will it take for me to REALLY be GREAT???
  • LEARNING
  • I have investigated what it will take for me to go back to school.
  • I have Design training but it is an overall Design Degree as well as my Liberal Arts Degree. These are great but I think I would highly benefit from learning more about some Fashion Essentials.
  • I have looked at my options and the best best seems to be the local Community College here called DMACC, Des Moines Area Community College with courses in Fashion for a Fashion Degree or Certification https://go.dmacc.edu/pibs/documents/FSHNDSGN.PDF
  • In the meantime I am reading up on books and classes I find online. Still learning and more self taught but at least I am able to GLEAN and LEARN this way and I feel lucky because I know many who cannot. Free Fashion Courses Online

So in essence what I wish to know more about is what I wish to create…Fashion…

What do you wish to learn? Say hi here on the blog below and while you are at it, come on down and check me out in my many places that have led me to here…

For more fashion tips, tricks and ideas see our FB page at:
Find me at my Model page at Trisha Trixie Model Page

Find more about my Vintage Inspired Fashions at SensaFashion

Until next time,
Xoxo~TrishaTrixie