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Date Joined: August 26, 2008
Last Online: March 26, 2009
Birthday: January 30, 1979
Country: United States
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UPDATE (3/2/09): I apologize to the two that have swap coming from me that are late. I have had some monetary dilemmas, but they will be out in the mail on the 12th. I snet PM's to each person this affects. Please message me befroe rating me or if you have any questions. Thank you! In November I will have been married to my high school sweetheart for 10 years. I was a young bride at 19. We have four furry children: 2 cats (Hope, 7 & Minnie, 1) and 2 English bulldogs (Miss, 3 & Gus, 3). Our dogs have special needs and are smaller than most Enlgish bulldogs, but they are the most fun and loving dogs. We'd love to get a French Bulldog at some time. Naturally, I love all cats and dogs-Bulldogs and persians are my favorites. I love dragonflies, butterflies, ladybugs and hummingbirds.

I collect sea turtles and angels. I absolutely love my sea turtles and would love to have one of my own. I'm an absolute animal lover. If my husband would let me, I'd rescue every animal I could.

I'm a former Army spouse and very proud of it. My husband is medically retired now but still works with for Army as an instructor in communications. I love still being a part of that world. I have a passion for education and learning. I finally finished my Bachelor of Science degree with plans to continue on to my Master's of Education--in a few years. I even want my Ph.D. My ultimate dream is to teach (elementary age) and I'm taking the time now to study and get my certification while I work from home as an office assistant.

I love being with my family, any chance I get, especially since most are out of state. I can't wait until we are finally blessed with children.

I have a lot of different likes in design and decor. Most rooms in my home have themes, floral guest room, blue/brown bathroom, island room, pool/billards room, wilderness room, burgandy/beige floral bathroom, gerber daisy bathroom with main colors of orange, yellow and lime green. Of course I have my craft room which has no theme.

I love all flowers, but my favorites: peonies, lilies, magnolias and triliums. My favorite color is blue and I have had a fascination with blue and brown the last year. I enjoy nature and really miss home, which is Oregon, the Columbia River Gorge area.

I love to travel and have been to Australia, Japan and Okinawa, Saipan, Mexico and lived on Guam for 2 years. I would love to visit every continent and further more every country. In the states, I've been to CA, HI, UT, OR, WA,IL, NY, PA, ID and NJ. I would love to visit each of our great states, too. I'm very proud to be an American and very patriotic.

My husband and I enjoy NASCAR. I can't sit through televised ones, but you take me to an actual race and I really get into it and have a blast. Our driver is #88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

I love to write and have an inspiration journal in addition to my normal journal. I have been brainstorming a children's book,too.

Favorite Music

I'm really a mixed bag of everything. I love classical music, especially piano, country, alternative, soft rock, oldies, love songs, and pop/rock.

Some of my favorite artists: Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Nickelback, Jack Johnson, Audioslave, Kellie Clarkson, Hillary Duff, Police, Martina McBride, Journey, Pink Floyd, Enya, 3 Days Grace, Michael Buble, Fergie, Jack Ingram, Bucky Covington, Lifehouse, One Republic, Ashton Shepard, John Mayer, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Soundscapes/Earth sounds.

Favorite Books

My favorite author is Debbie Macomber, and I have all her books. I love Jane Austen, the Brontes-Emily, Charlotte and Anne. I have all the Jane Austen books except Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sandition. Harry Potter is definitely a favorite. Other than that I don't have any particular one category or author. I love a little mystery/suspense, funny, love.

I'm currently reading Souvenir and have a dozen other books waiting for me to break their bindings (Sepulchre, The Last Lecture, Home, Orange Mint & Honey, Marley & Me, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, The Complete Stories & Poems of Edgar Allen Poe, 8 Sandpiper Way). I'd love to receive and read: Firefly Lane, The Opposite of Love, the Opposite of Music, A LOng Way Gone, Gardens of Water, The Kite Runner,A Thousand Splendid Suns, Water for Elephants, 3 Cups of Tea:One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time and Call Me Hope...anything by Charlotte, Emily or Anne Bronte and the last three Jane Austen books I don't have, mentioned above.

Favorite Movies

Oh, my goodness. We LOVE movies in our house. We have over 500 DVDs. There are a number in every category-even a few westerns. I love Janet Oke's Love Come Softly series and just bought the most recent one a couple months ago. I also enjoy the Christy series and still have yet to find the third one in the series. Comedies are probably my favorite, but I love romantic comedies, action/adventure, suspense, military, etc.

Some favorites: The Notebook, Empire Records, Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Ultimatum, The Wedding Date, Band of Brothers, The Italian Job, Nanny McPhee, Lady & the Tramp, Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn, Much Ado About Nothing, Tin Man, National Treasure 1 &2, Freedom Writers, Wizard of Oz, Secondhand Lions, Harry Potter (all), Fast & the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity and Because I Said So.

Favorite Television

We DVR a lot of shows and we watch them when we get down time, usually catching up on the weekends while we work around the house.

Favorites: Desperate Housewives, The Starter Wife, Big Brother, CSI, NCIS, Cops, America's Most Wanted, Cashmere Mafia, Women's Murder Club, Notes from the Under Belly, Bachelor, Ace of Cakes, Project Runway, Next Food Network Star, Next Design Star, Supernanny, Miss Guided, Samantha Who?, Big Shots, just about any wedding shows, I'm curious to see the new 90210 (I grew up with the original), The Hills, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

Favorite Crafts

I guess I just enjoy doing a lot. I dabble a little in each of the following categories: quilting, embroidery, cross-stitch, beading, card making, scrapbooking, stamping, cooking and baking.

I bought a couple books to try and teach myself to knit again and to crochet. I knew how to knit way back when I was in 4-H, but I don't remember how to start it. Other than that I remember the one basic stitch I was taught. I really want to learn to crochet, because I love all the doilies and things my grandma and Aunt have made me. The last thing my grandma crocheted for me was a heart shaped doily that she put around a small frame and embellished with beads and ribbon from my wedding color and it has a small picture of my husband and me just before we got married. I love it and would love to learn to crochet and make things like that. I even want to crochet a big nice table cloth of sorts to put on our dining table. I could change out the fabric each season or holiday that would go underneath it or just have it on our table alone. These are all things I would love to pass on to my children too.

I love quilts and would love to receive one made just for me. I have two heirloom quilts-one from my grandma on my dad's side and one from my great-grandma on my mom's side. It is very delicate and some of the fabric is so old and thing that you can actually see the batting. I need to try and repair it with similar fabrics.

Random Stuff

My favorite color is blue and I've really been into blue and brown together, but really I love all colors. Just look at all the colors and themes in my home. :o)

My favorite ice cream: I love Ben & Jerry's. So far, Chunky Monkey, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Mint Chocolate Cookie and S'mores.

I love chocolate. Chocolate with caramel, nuts, peanut butter, nougat, flavorings, etc. Just NO with coconut. I love Dots and the original Starbursts and Tootsie Rolls. Tootsie Rolls are hard to keep away from me around Halloween.

Desserts: Dutch Apple Pie, Claim Jumper Chocolate Silk pie, angel food cake, Boston Cream Pie, donuts, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin with extra cinnamon, kiss cookies, turtle cookies, cheesecake (YUMMY!), cupcakes, cake (not german chocolate or carrot). Girl Scout Tagalongs and Thin Mints.

I love apples-my favorite fruit,(I can usually covince my husband to go up to Apple Hill for an afternoon each fall) but I enjoy cantaloupe, honeydew melon, cucumbers, bananas, mango, fresh pineapple, strawberries, red seedless grapes and the occasional orange.

Veggies-celery, baby carrots, lettuce, cabbage, bok choy, sprouts, eggplant(sauteed with lots of garlic), green beans, sugarsnap peas, and snow peas. Everything else is on the yuck list. I am a very picky eater.

I love kettle chips, rice chips by RiceWorks or Lundeberg. Baked Lays are good too. I enjoy granola bars, pretzels, 100 calorie snack packs and Stacy's Pita Chips.

I drink 1-2 Diet Pepsi's a day and 8-10 servings of water. I also enjoy Dr. Pepper, Cherry Coke, 7Up, Sprite, Henry Weinhard's Orange Cream and Root Beer. Sometimes I add a Crystal Light packet to my bottle of water or make a pitcher. My favorites: Green Tea Honey Lemon, Green Tea Raspberry, Raspberry Lemonade & Fruit Punch. My favorite Starbucks drink is the double chocolate chip creme or frappacino. My favorite Jamba juice drink is the Caribbean Passion and Chocolate Moo'd. I love to enjoy Celestial Seasoning Herbal teas, gourmet hot chocolate and General Foods Internation Coffees; so far my favorite is the Sugar Free Swiss Mocha.

I love to shop at Target, Bath & Body Works and JoAnn's Fabrics.

My husband and I have been really enjoying our Wii with Wii Sports, MarioKart and WiiFit. The sports and Fit are great workouts and we do it together each night. It is so great because we are each other's cheerleaders and keep each other going to get fit and lose weight. I'm even using the running on the Fit to get me conditioned to start running again outside. I was never in better shape than when I ran track. We also enjoy our Nintendo DS's and playing Brain Age. I have 1 and he has 2.

Sudoku is a good game for us and we enjoy cribbage and doing puzzles together that we glue and frame when we are done.

Our favorite winery is the Charles Spinetta Winery. We are still wine newbies. I love all their sweet wines-Chenin Blanc, Zinetta and White Zinfandel. I also enjoy thier two dessert wines the Orange Muscat and the Black Muscat. We are not fans of the dry wines which are usually the red wines. We enjoy margaritas, and other sweet and/or fruity mixed drinks.

I read and have magazine subscriptions for: Cosmopolitan, Us Weekly, People, Martha Stewart Living, Harper's Bazaar, Smithonian, Everyday Food, All You, Entertainment Weekly, Hallmark, Cottage Living, JPG, Diabetes Forecast (not me but many family and friends have disease),Prevention, Redbook, U.S.News & World Report.

I'm a MySpace-r and Facebook-er, Blog Spot-er and Shelfari-er.

I've already started sketching up the design for our Christmas cards and thinking about running a side business making desserts and treats made-to-order for people for parties, birthdays, etc.

I love fun pens and pencils and Salt City and PartyLite candles. I also enjoy the oils from Bath and Body Works for my little burner and their WallFlowers. I have so many favorite scents:Midnight Pomegranite, Fresh Pineapple, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Magnolia Blossom, White Cherry Blossom, Cherry Blossom,Cucumber Melon, Dancing Waters, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Tropical Colada, Pomegranite Martini, Frozen Daiquiri, Tropical Passionfruit, Mango Mandarin, Pink Grapefruit, Coconut Lime Verbana, Moonlight Path, Wild Honeysuckle, Enchanted Orchid, Freshwater Cucumber, Rainkissed Leaves, Sunset Mango and the new Fall scents-leaves and pumpkin.

I love Eeyore (absolute favorite), Goofy, Tazmanian Devil, Smurfs, Rainbow Bright, Strawberry Shortcake and CareBears.

I have a collection of seashells from all the beaches I've been too.

I love holidays. Any reason to entertain. My favorites are Halloween because of all the cute kids in their costumes. Thanksgiving is another favorite because it is the one time each year that just about everyone if not everyone on my Dad's side can come together and visit and create more memories. (This year we will actually celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving day.) Christmas is another, but I'm horrible about keeping things secret this time of year. I just get so excited! I usually end up giving my husband most of his gifts before Christmas because I'm so excited and can't wait to give them to him. I also find fun stuff for our "kids"-toys and treats and brushes. This is also a time I go all-out with my baking- making 10-12 different kinds of treats. It is also the time to celebrate friendship, giving and our Savior Jesus Christ.

New Year's Eve is always special because it is my Dad's birthday--even if we do go to an early dinner and stay home the rest of the night. We are not much for all the New Year's Eve craziness.

4th of July is special to us becuase we are very patriotic and love to celebrate our country-as is Memorial and Veteran's Days when we can honor our military those that are here or have passed on.

Valentine's Day is another extra special day because is marks the anniversary of when my husband and I started to date back in 1997. St. Patrick's Day is just fun and Easter is not just a religious holiday for us but another fun one too.

Some of my favorite restaurants: Olive Garden, Outback, TGI Friday's, In & Out Burger, Mongolian BBQ, Subway and Red Robin. We really enjoy chinese and mexican too. Our favorites are little holes in the wall, but they are the best-Gordito Burrito and Rose Palace.

I'm passionate about giving to the Humane Society and animal recues, the World Wildlife Federation, Susan G. Komen, our local foodbank and Disabled Veteran's. It may only be $5-10, but I try to give something to the things I feel passionate about. I recycle almost everything these days and really try to do whatever I can to help the environment. I buy items at www.gearthatgives.com that supports various charities and the word thing at www.freerice.com.

Jewelry...I can wear any kind of bracelets and necklaces and rings, but my ears are very sensitive like my grandmother's were and I can only wear pure gold earring posts. My ring size is 5.5-6. I have small wrists.


lovetoquilt2 rated for Color theme - Purple Dotee on Apr 15, 2009
Comment: I don't want to rate a 1 but it is over 2 weeks late and I have never received a PM letting me know if you intended to send the swap or that you would be late, even after I PM'd you. I will be happy to change this rating when I receive the swap. I hope everything is okay with you.
NeferTnah rated for Matroyska Doll Swap! on Mar 23, 2009
Comment: I am so glad you are feeling better. The dolls have made their journey- thank you they are sweet, I love the fibers and jute very much.I know you are off to other adventures but do keep in touch.
Comment: So sorry! I forgot to rate this! I did receive my socks and then some! Thanks so much. The polka dot socks are SOOOO soft and cozy. -chelsey
Response: No problem. I'm so glad you like all of them. I love cozy sock, especially on cold days and nights. :o)
PhaedraPhoenix rated for Color theme - Green Dotee on Feb 11, 2009
Comment: I love the sparkly green dottee, so pretty thank you!!! I wondered where the beautiful aroma was coming from and it was her!!! ;-)
Response: I'm so glad you like her. I'm sorry, I forgot to tell you, I added a little essence oil. It's just a little personal touch I like to do now. :o)
Comment: This wasnt just an "extra" special swap - it was "super extra" special! Thank you SO much trisha! The box was waiting for me this evening when I got home from a particularly horrid day at work! Im stunned by what you have sent me! And now that Ive eaten my dinner I have made a little round yoyo and a heart for my daughter already! You are a stellar swapper :) thank you thank you thank you!!
Response: You are so welcome! I had my aunt drive me to the post office last Saturday before our big party so I could ship it in time. It got there so quickly. I'm so glad you like everything. :o)
LaurenRhodes rated for "Your Dog" ATC Swap on Feb 4, 2009
Comment: Yor dogs are very cute, thatnks for the ATC's
Response: You are very welcome! I'm so glad you liek them.
Amyellabella rated for Pretty Princess Dotee on Jan 28, 2009
Comment: Trisha, thank you so much for the beautiful princess you sent me! I really love her and so appreciate you taking the time to look at my profile and not only send me a dotee that fits me perfectly but also writing such a sweet note. Thank you, thank you!
Response: You are so welcome, Amy! I'm so happy you like her. I really try to make everything personal. ;o)
crysalis rated for "Your Kitty" ATC Swap on Jan 24, 2009
Comment: Trisha- Thank you so much for the TWO beautiful ATC's of Hope and Minnie. You did a nice job on them- I also love the story about how Hope got her name. Thanks again, you made my day!
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you! They were fun to do and a nice little departure from my normal crafts. I'm glad you like our babies' story too.
terrip rated for doodled dotee doll swap on Jan 23, 2009
Comment: Smelled great!!Thanks!!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so glad you like her.
youkolaguna rated for "Your Kitty" ATC Swap on Jan 23, 2009
Comment: Thank you very much for your cards. They are very sweet. I send good wishes to your husband.
Response: Oh thank you! he is doing great. I'm so glad you liked the cards.
ScullyB rated for Itty Bitty Dotee Doll on Dec 15, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much! She is just so sweet!
Response: You are so very welcome! I'm so happy you like her! She is only the first one I've made but have made more since here and I had so much fun!
Comment: Thanks for letting me know what happened
Response: You are so welcome! I' glad you finally received it. I was getting a bit worried. :o)
iamred rated for Penpal Letter Swap! Newbies Welcome! on Dec 13, 2008
Comment: thank you =) ill be writing back soon! =)
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you! :o)
biasbabe rated for TP Tube Thread Swap on Dec 13, 2008
Comment: I think this swap was a fun one to do. You sure know how to pick wonderful colors. Thanks ever so much for doing this swap. You were such a dear and sweet friend for helping me. Thank you.
Response: It was fun! I'd like to do again. Thank you!
Comment: I loved the colors also. Hubby also thought the little blue bag with the buttons and beads was cute also. And what a great idea for the eyes to use those small beads. i hope you don't have carpel tunnel making all the ones you needed to make. Loved it all dear!
Response: I don't have carpel tunnell but I do have arthritis already. I thought the beads gave a more personal touch. I've always said I don't follow all the rules because I like to add my own personal touches. Im so glad you and your hubby liked everything. :o)
biasbabe rated for Gingerbread Man Ornament on Dec 13, 2008
Comment: Talk about someone who knows how to put a swap package together. Those gingerbread ornaments are so cute. And smell so sweet. I loved everything you did. So much love went into that sweet little package. Thanks sweetie!
Response: You are so very welcome! I love putting my packages together and always try to add a little profile surprise. I've had so much fun making these and I've made extra to give away to family and friends here, too.
Comment: Thank you so much for the sewing goodies package! Everything you included will definately come in handy and be used! I love the little bag you made and I REALLY love the great buttons! Thanks again! Merry Christmas! :)
Response: You are very welcome! I'm so glad you like everything. Merry Christmas to you, too. :o)
ladyfeathers rated for Kitty Christmas Swap on Dec 10, 2008
Comment: my cats have gone crazy over this, so have the odgs they ahd to have some too. I"m making some for my brothers cats and my parents cats for christmas.
Response: That is great! I'm so glad they enjoyd them! :o)
Comment: Thank you for the letter and extras!!! Merry Christmas!!
Response: You are so welcome! :o) I'm glad you like everything. I always like to try and add a little profile surprise to my swaps. Merry Christmas to you too! :o)
Comment: Thanks for the usful, and fun stuff -- and for making a little bag for the button. I appreciate both our choices and your timeliness.
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you like it. :o)

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Canariangal78 on May 7, 2009:

Are you OK? Really hope you´re recovering after that accident. Let us know! Thanks for the lovely card you sent me last February via the Happy Birthday Club :)

biasbabe on May 6, 2009:

It isn't the same without you on here dear.

biasbabe on Apr 24, 2009:

Get better Soon!

DosLittleMonkeys on Apr 17, 2009:

Yikes! How scary! I hope you're OK!

biasbabe on Apr 17, 2009:

To all who swap with Dragonfli please be patient with her. She fell and hurt herself really bad. I usually here from her at least once or twice a week, so something must be really bad. I am sending her a RAK in the morning and If I hear from her family I will let you know.

LittleCakes on Mar 22, 2009:

Thanks for the welcome! Happy to be on board with other dog lovers! So great to meet others who are in to the same loveable (goofy) shows as I am!
You were my first comment!

Sharila on Mar 12, 2009:

Hey thanks for the welcome to the dog group! I love my dog, and dogs in general, will there be any swaps hosted there soon?

biasbabe on Mar 12, 2009:

Thinking about you today. I hope you are doing ok.Hugs Robin

browniemommie2005 on Mar 3, 2009:

Come check out the 3 dotee swaps I am hosting ... ...

Senders Choice Dotee

Doodled Dotee

Celestrial Themed Dotee

Hope to see you there. :0)

catsmeow on Feb 19, 2009:

Trisha, Thanks for making my birthday special. I appreciate the birthday card!


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