This is Me

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Hello everyone!  I thought I would share a few little tidbits about myself today, thanks to three lovely ladies…Kristen from Just When You Thought, Laurie from Heaven’s Walk and Priscila from Priscila Peters Decor.  Eons ago, Kristen tagged me and more recently, Laurie and Priscila gave me the Stylish Blogger Award.  I figured it would be best to just roll the whole thing into one post.
So, here are seven things about me:

I have been a vegetarian since I was about eighteen.  Usually when someone finds this out, they ask two things “So, do you eat chicken?” and “Well, what about fish?”  That would be “no” on both counts.
The top two places I would like to visit are France and Italy.  The best place that I have ever traveled to was Spain.  While I was there, it was my birthday and I had dinner at the palace of the king and queen.  I should add that it wasn’t with them…it was just with a big group of people I was traveling with.
I have a degree in Psychology and I also went to law school for awhile…a very short while.  I love reading and research and really wanted it to be the thing for me, it just wasn’t though…I’m more of a free-spirit.  My dad always feels the need to point out that he thinks I should go back and finish though…no thanks, I’ll pass.
I have a soft spot for the show Little House on the Prairie.  I think it teaches good morals and each episode has a point to it.  Last year, when my son had a bit of a bad attitude, I decided that the only shows he could watch were things like Little House on the Prairie and Heidi.  I must say, that it did seem to help 😉
Something I have always wanted and have never yet figured out is my perfect career.  I have always loved art and design and I’ve been wondering how I could meld these two things together.

I have been known to occasionally drink copious amounts of Diet Coke and binge on sweets.  I like to think that this all stems from my childhood, where I was denied these things.  My mother never bought anything sweet, she didn’t even make chocolate chip cookies, but made instead…CAROB chip cookies!  The horror of it is forever etched in my brain.  My mom isn’t like this anymore, so I don’t know what she was thinking at the time.


Someday, I would love, love, love to live someplace warm and within walking distance to a beach.  I’m from Minnesota, so to me that sounds like paradise 🙂

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Well, that’s it, hopefully you made it to the end and weren’t too bored.  I know that part of awards and being tagged is to pass it along.  I’m going to be a rebel though and not do it.  Yeah, I’m kinda crazy like that sometimes.  I would, however, like to say a big thank you to everyone who follows me to see what I’m doing…I really appreciate it!  I’ve loved getting to know so many interesting and inspiring people.

Best wishes ♥ Tricia
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  • Secret Garden Cottage

    Congrats on the award, Tricia! You so deserve it… very stylish you are, girl! Loved getting to know you a little better. I LOVED Little House on the Prairie when I was little! I think I watched it from start to finish, and I cried when Michael Landon passed away… had some weird connection to him from watching that show growing up.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Jo 🙂

    January 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    I watched Little House on the Prairie ALL OF THE TIME when I was a little girl (and zorro haha) I would love to go to Spain one day and I certainly wouldn't mind living by the beach!! Loved this post! Xoxoxo

    January 24, 2011 at 9:09 pm Reply
  • Robin

    Congrats, you really do have beautiful blog and so very much enjoyed learning a few new things about you.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm Reply
  • Shannon

    Thanks for sharing a little about yourself. Little House on the Praire reminds me of my dad, he used to watch it everyday and probably still does. I have to agree with you on it being a wonderful show 🙂

    January 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal

    Oh that was great! I loved reading more about you. Little House was always a fav for me. Mostly because I had the hots for Pa.

    What do you mean you don't eat no meat? It's okay. I make lamb! 😉 (name that movie!)

    January 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm Reply
  • Priscila Peters

    Hello, Tricia

    Lovely post! Someday, I would love to live very close to a beach as well.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:13 pm Reply
  • Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack

    Hi Tricia!

    Nice to find out more about you. I'm so with you on traveling to Italy or France. My husband has been to Spain, twice. Not fair! Love the lifestyle there. Taking the afternoon off to eat pasta would be right up my alley.

    Love that you have a degree in Psychology. Very Cool!

    YOu're such a rebel 🙂

    Have a great night!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm Reply
  • Between You and Me

    someone tagged me for this same stylish blogger award and I'm posting about it tomorrow….

    loved getting to know these things about you….
    I, too, love little house on the prairie…my oldest son is reading the series now and he can't wait for me to rent the series from the library…

    January 25, 2011 at 12:03 am Reply
  • Polly

    congrats on your award Tricia! I am so with you on Little House on the Prairie. I still watch it…quite often actually. They just don't make em like that anymore!!

    I have a degree in Psychology too!!



    January 25, 2011 at 12:55 am Reply
  • La Vie Quotidienne

    Congratulations on the award and it was lots of fun to hear these interesting things about you. Another gorgeous photo.(-:

    January 25, 2011 at 1:33 am Reply
  • LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious

    Oh Tricia, I love learning more about you! I'm so glad you put up this post. I LOVE Little House on the Prarie and still tear up over almost every episode because they are so touching. One of my favorite movies is the Heidi story.

    I agree with you that you should find a way to meld your art and design together. It is so obvious that you are very gifted in both of these areas. I've seen some very amazing creations you've shown us here. Your blog is so stylish with every post. Really I am going to be asking you some decor and color advice, here in the near future when I get more time to redecorate.

    Have a wonderful week.
    ♥Lee Ann

    January 25, 2011 at 2:11 am Reply
  • All That Jazz

    Oh Tricia, so cute, and fun, to learn more about you! I wish I could be a vegetarian. I have tried, but have to eat some meat (not a fan of steak or other read meats, though.) I mostly eat fish and chicken. And this is weird but I do not cook meat! I can't touch raw meat. I just buy it pre-cooked or order it out (or eat it when others have cooked it.) 😉
    I love Little House, too! I would pour over the books when I was a child. I actually want to find a vintage set, I parted ways with mine at some point which I am bummed about (and don't remember doing….but I don't have them anymore.) I still catch re-runs of the show on T.V. There was one episode where Mary's baby dies in the fire. When the original episode aired, it was on past my bedtime but I snuck out of my room and hid in the hallway to watch it. Well it was a very traumatic episode and lets just say some little girl had many sleepless nights worrying about her house burning down! To this day I still worry about it, think it stuck with me, LOL!
    Have a happy week!

    January 25, 2011 at 2:12 am Reply
  • All That Jazz

    One more (as if my comment wasn't long enough LOL…) I have a Psych degree, too! With a focus on Child Development. I went into counseling/teaching from there….

    January 25, 2011 at 2:13 am Reply
  • jacqueline

    Oh my dearest sweet tricia, i love reading and getting to know you better!! I also adore Little House on the Prairie!! 🙂 And yes i would love to travel to France and Italy too some day! Have a lovely merry happy week sweet friend! Love to you!

    January 25, 2011 at 2:15 am Reply
  • Linda

    Fun post, Tricia! I loved getting to know more about you! Thanks for your sweet comment on my pug post!

    January 25, 2011 at 2:41 am Reply
  • Amy Kinser

    I love reading all of this about you. I really enjoy getting to know all of my friends better.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:46 am Reply
  • vintage vine

    Law school, WOW! I drink copious amounts of Diet DP…Thanks for sharing…love getting to know you better!

    January 25, 2011 at 3:23 am Reply
  • Melanie

    Bored? Not at all! It was fun learning more about you. Thanks for your post on my blog about my vegetarian dishes. While I'm not a total vegetarian, I do eat that way most of the time. More things we have in common…my mother withheld sweets and pop from me, too. I love baked goods, Reese peanut butter cups, and M&M's, but I haven't touched pop in about 15 years. Perfect career…lol, I haven't figured mine out yet either. I think I'd love to be an interior designer, but don't have the degree. And…hailing from northern IL, I desire to live in a warm climate by the beach, too. 🙂

    January 25, 2011 at 3:36 am Reply
  • Jessica Turnbow

    Beautiful post! I have been to Paris, it is nothing that I expected, but much more than I expected at the same time 🙂 It was wonderful! I would love to see Spain!

    January 25, 2011 at 4:06 am Reply
  • Jessica Turnbow

    I forgot to add that Im doing a giveaway, come visit my blog!

    January 25, 2011 at 4:06 am Reply
  • Just B @ Love Where You Live

    It's always fun to learn about our fellow bloggers. We might be surprised what we have in common. I also live in a "cold climate", so a walk on a sunny, sandy beach sounds wonderful since we're in a January deep freeze. Enjoying your blog, keep sharing! 🙂

    January 25, 2011 at 4:24 am Reply
  • Rachel Noelle

    I love that we are both vegetarians..and love diet coke and sweets!!lol..~hugs~Rachel 😉

    French Farmhouse 425

    January 25, 2011 at 7:27 am Reply
  • Sarah @ Modern Country Style

    I love these posts where I get to have my nosiness somewhat sated!!

    You're a vegetarian? Do you eat meat? Anbd what about fish?



    Carob chip cookies? No wonder that scarred you for life!!


    January 25, 2011 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Tracey

    You are hilarious! Yes we are very similar! I have all this education too…but all I want to do is open a really cool shop and paint!…and my dad keeps asking me why I don't work in the field too:) This was fun…have a great day!

    January 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • michelle

    Congrats Tricia! I just adore you and your blog! You are so creative and I think that art and design can go hand in hand, but I am like you, where do you start? I would love to live somewhere warm as well, someday, or sooner if my family would only move with me! 🙂 It was so nice to get to know more about you! And yes, sweets are one of my man food group! 🙂 Stay warm!!

    January 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm Reply
  • Val

    The more I know the more I love!!!! = ))))

    January 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm Reply
  • Allison

    It was fun to hear a little more about you, Tricia. Thanks for sharing that. I was a bit under the weather yesterday and was flipping through the channels and came across Little House on the Prairie. It was one of my favorite shows growing up and it felt very comforting to watch it yesterday.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm Reply
  • Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things

    So SO fun to read about you, Tricia! You're so fun & even though that now I'm just about 'off' diet coke….I would LOVE to share a diet coke and REAL chocolate chip cookies with you someday! 😉 xoxo

    January 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm Reply

    You are so fun. I know that in "real" life we would get along perfect, drinking our diet Cokes and eating cookies while watching Little House on the Prairie. Love your post ant getting to know more about you. Take care!

    January 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm Reply
  • Deborah

    Im so glad I learned more about you today!
    I too love sweets (too much), and i LOVE Little House on the Prairie…always makes me tear up..and you're right..such good wholesome tv.
    Id love to live someplace warm too, but without my family joining me would be too sad..I'd be warm but missing them too much, so wherever my family is… is warm for me (even in this north) lol
    I love the photo for this post…so pretty!
    Have a sweet evening!

    Deborah xo

    January 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm Reply
  • Kristen

    I love this post! 🙂 I'm soo glad you mentioned me! I don't live near the beach, but I do live on a river, and I love it! I just wish it was a little more warmer..

    Ps. I someday wish to go to France!

    January 25, 2011 at 11:12 pm Reply
  • Heaven's Walk -

    I think one of the best things about these awards is the opportunity to get to know each other better, Tricia! 🙂 It continues to amaze me how many things all of us have in common! A house by the beach…..yup….I'm ALL about that….. lol!

    xoxo laurie

    January 27, 2011 at 1:27 am Reply
  • Sarah @ Modern Country Style

    Hope you're okay, lovely. I've been thinking about you….


    January 27, 2011 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Brenda Kula

    I love learning these little tidbits about my blogging buddies! The "carob" thing was a holdover from the seventies and "healthy alternative" eating. I have grown children and still didn't know what I wanted to be when "I grew up." I think now blogging is what I love to do. Can that be counted, I wonder? Good for you on the vegetarian lifestyle. I've tried, but keep going back to fish and chicken.

    January 27, 2011 at 6:10 pm Reply
  • Pam

    So fun to get to know new things about you! Yuck to the carob. We never ever ever had Coke in the house as a kid. When I started college I drank a few because my roomies did and I was hooked after that. Glad they didn't smoke or I might have that habit too.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm Reply
  • Privet and Holly

    Loved learning more
    about you, Tricia!
    Funny that your dad
    wants you to got back
    and finish the law degree.
    {Don't do it!} I didn't
    follow my heart's desire
    when I chose a major ~
    listened to my own practical
    dad ~ and I regretted it.
    Hardly any of my friends who
    have stopped working to stay
    home with their kids say that
    they would go back to the same
    career that they had, so I
    have to think that you and I
    are not the only ones : ) Find
    your true dream…..and soar.
    xx Suzanne

    January 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm Reply
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