Meet Trish

Two Peas in a Pod is a name derived from our very own “two peas”.  I’ve been blessed with adorable identical twin girls and we even added a little “sprout” to our garden recently, our third daughter.

Homegrown Designs is all about where we are, how we view the world, what we believe in.  Buying local.  Caring for the environment.  Sustainability.

Homegrown is what my husband, the “gardener”, does for our family – provides us with amazing food from his garden on our “ranchette”.  He has taught our children how to plant and care for the garden since they were big enough to walk to the garden on their own.   And he has given them an appreciation for where our food comes from – farm to the table.

The gardener is also a career Park Ranger at a park whose ridgeline I can see from my kitchen window.

My career background is in park law enforcement as well.  I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Environment and Natural Resources and have had the pleasure of working as Park Officer / Ranger for the National Park Service, State parks and several municipal park agencies.  In addition to that, I served as Deputy Sheriff. Retired from law enforcement after 12 years, now I work at one of the best public universities in the country in student services helping others pursue their dreams of “green careers”.

In addition to my full time Mom gig, my part time university job – I find time to run my Two Peas in a Pod Homegrown Designs business. Growing up in a family of artists from painters to sculptors, it’s something I feel like I was born with and something I find comfort in – like a warm blanket on a cold night, it makes me so cozy when I can design, draw, paint and sew.   I’d love to hear from you – drop me a line at twopeasinapoddesigns at gmail dot com.

xoxo,

Trish

20 Responses

    • I love these patterns…I hope this gets me in the drawing…my first giveway.

      Yeah
      Chicagoland

    • I do not see where the posting site is? It is not glaring at me! Do you Have to sign in on your blog?
      Renee

  1. Hey. you guys sound like a fun family. I am a twin, but we are not identical (even though most people think we are).

  2. […] Homegrown Designs is a super fun sewing pattern line. I {heart} Trish’s story and their integration of “buying local, caring for the environment, and […]

  3. hi Trish, i had so much fun doing the photo shoot. I just love the flower that you gave me,i wear it to school alot.
    McKenna

  4. Wow! I would love to be a park ranger. We’ve traveled all over the country staying in parks. We homeschool and there’s always a great ranger program going on.

    ~Kim

  5. My former SIL and wife are expecting twins in April, i am excited, even tho I will not be related. Going to be making them quilts. My older grandson liives with them. He turned 13 on Nov. 7. He is a wonderful GS. His younger brother lives with my daugther (my olny child0. HE IS 4 AND MY STEP-GRANDSON IS 5 AND BOTHER SHARE THE NAME sean – didn’t mean to use caps! My typing skills have much to be desired. 🙂 My new SIL is wonderful also. Soo, I am indeed a very happy gran-gran. Oldest grandson visits My daughther and family every other weekend. They go skiing, sailing, mtn. climbing,etc. Do not get to see them very often, even tho we only like a few miles apart., not my choice. Long story, but suffice it to say, I have Chrhoc Fatigue Syndrome.

    Hug those two sweet little peas. My grand sons are called sweat peas.

    Hug

    Helen

  6. Trish! Thanks so much for the package! What a surprise. I’ve been meaning to say thanks ever since I got it- I love the extras! Life has been kicked up a notch with me going back to work full-time and a half. The twins are 7 months old now. Amazing how time flies! I’m thinking it’s not going to slow down any time soon either! Thanks again for the stuff. I love it!

  7. Trish,
    Such fun Friday evening….the Trunk Show was a great success! My family and friends who attended REALLY loved your work! Everytime the girls wear their dresses, they get tons of compliments. Just wait til the masses see my my new “Charlie’! I need to stop over and get some of your business cards to hand out when someone asks..”where’d you buy that dress, bag, et al”? I’m so thrilled to watch your talent evolve – a beautiful gift you have!

    xo,Julia

  8. Always enjoy your site, very pleasing and comforting. Hugs to two peas in a pod.

  9. Thanks so much for the clutch purse I won. It is super cute. I also finally got a picture of the placemats I made from you blog. I posted it on my blog. Take a look. I hope you don’t mind I linked back to your blog so people could see that blog entry.

  10. Thanks so much for the clutch purse I won. It is super cute. I also finally got a picture of the placemats I made from you blog. I posted it on my blog. Take a look. I hope you don’t mind I linked back to your blog so people could see that blog entry.

  11. Trish, thank you again for making Zoey & Ruby’s Easter dresses (and on such short notice). They are fabulous! I’m sharing the news of your incredible talent with all my friends and family. Can’t wait to have the Trunk Party! Btw, I wanted to post feedback on Etsy, but haven’t figured out how to do it yet. Do I have to ‘sign on’ as a member?

    Oh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, beautiful Sophia!!

  12. Not sure what you mean by website – URL, I am not computer literate yet. 🙂 Really enjoy your blog, so cheerful and uplifting. Will be back frequently. Congrats on your twins. You must be a tad busy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your site with us.

    Helen!

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