Category Archives: Stuff that Actually Works!

Buyer Beware!

Buyer Beware! Don’t fall for the gimmick! Recently, a friend of mine had me over to look at her kitchen and help choose kitchen cabinets. When I got there, she showed me the carpet she had chosen from a competitor of mine. She said they were offering her “Free Installation”. When I looked at what she had, I just about choked.
The carpet was marked $6.41/sf – Which supposedly included standard pad and free installation.

I have that EXACT piece of carpet in my store. When I add in standard pad and the cost of standard installation, my price is $5.04/sf *** So even with “free installation” I was $1.37/sf cheaper!

Think about it, if you had 600sf of carpet:
$6.41/sf = $3,846
$5.04/sf = $3,024
That’s a savings of $822 by shopping with me!! As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

What happened to the old Trisha?

About 12 weeks ago, I introduced you to a product called Thrive. A premium grade vitamin, mineral and plant extract supplement. Well, let me tell you what’s happened since this journey began.
I was lucky enough to be a “Day One’r” and start feeling the effects right away. Most of those that I know on Thrive, didn’t feel the full effects until day 5 and some were even later than that, on day 9 and 10. Every person’s body is different. We all absorb nutrients in a different way. Some people even feel the effects of detox while Thrive starts to work. Some people even say, “it didn’t do anything for me” but I can tell you, it’s because they never gave it the full 8-week experience or they were not taking it properly. For me, the results were immediate and for that, I’m super lucky.
After four days on the product, my husband, Mike, said to me, “What is that stuff you’re taking? Can I try some of it?” When I asked him why he was so curious, he told me it was because my mood was all of a sudden in the clouds, I was waking up earlier than my alarm and he noticed that I was also going to sleep faster than I ever have before – and staying asleep! So we started Mike in Thrive the very next day.
Mike and I work together at my family’s lumber yard and retail store. He works outside in the yard moving heavy products, loading trucks and customer vehicles, making deliveries, doing maintenance on our equipment and so much more. His job is very, very physical and every night, he came home exhausted and ready for bed. So much in fact, that he’d be sleeping on the couch just about every night by 8pm.
Not anymore! Mike was also a “Day One’r!” He came into my office about mid-morning with a huge smile on his face and told me that he “felt great”. Well, of course, that made my day! The day progressed on and Mike noticed how much water he was craving compared to the normal craving for coffee and immediately decided to stop drinking soda.
Fast forward to today. Let me tell you the God honest truth, Thrive has changed our lives for the absolute BEST! Why? The answer is simple. WE FEEL AWESOME.

* We wake up every morning before the alarm goes off, refreshed and ready for the day.
* We have all day energy without having the big crash in the afternoon or right after a long day at work
* We aren’t drinking soda anymore – Talk about a cost savings! Our grocery bill has gone down the average of $248 every 30 days because we aren’t buying soda and crappy foods. The cravings just aren’t there and quite frankly, crappy food makes us feel yucky afterwards.
* We sleep better than we ever have.
* We definitely have noticed the difference in our moods. We’re happier people. Happier couples = All sorts of good things 😉
* I personally went from 8 prescribed pain pills per day down to 2 – TWO! My kidneys are thanking me for that.
* The mental clarity you experience is really hard to explain. It’s seriously a feeling. A euphoric, awesome feeling each and every day.
* I’ve personally lost about 8lbs – Mike 12lbs. Thrive is not a weight loss magic pill. It’s just that we feel so much better that we’re making better food choices, not eating as much and moving so much more
* My skin is clearer and brighter
* My digestive system is on track and on schedule – which was a rarity because of all the prescriptions that I was on
No Filter
I’m absolutely crazy about Thrive. Every person on this planet should experience what it’s like to have nutraceutical grade nutrition put into their bodies. Thrive products are the real thing. Produced from USA grown plants and contain no fillers. You cannot buy any product out there with the same quality of ingredients as Thrive. Not only that but Thrive is the only product in the world offering wearable nutrition – in the form of the DFT foam you wear every day.
It’s an easy to follow, first thing in the morning, system. 2-capsules with water before your feet hit the floor on an empty stomach. A delicious shake 20 minutes later and apply your DFT foam. That’s it! Nothing else to remember! No lists, no certain foods, no counting calories or grams of stuff. 1-2-3 and you’re done!
Show me!
Are you ready to give it a go or just want to learn more? With your email address, I can get you TWO free websites to call your own and a FREE customer account. When do you want to start?!
Email me your name and email address, I’ll get you started.
Check out my site and learn about what Thrive is and the potential it has to offer you! Oh, and did I mention, if you refer two friends and they place an auto-ship order, you’ll get credit on the 2nd of the next month to use towards your product. In other words, yours is FREE! This is for each and every month that two of your friends are ordering, not just the new ones. As a customer, you get the two free websites, a free account and no minimums in order to receive the referral credits. How cool is that??!!

Today’s the Day! Thrive with me – Day 1

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I think that the best way to do this day is to timestamp it. Let’s see how things go!
5:44am – Alarm goes off – I hit snooze

6:01am – My brain remembers that I have to work this morning – I roll off the bed, put my slippers on and head into the kitchen. It’s time to take my Thrive capsules. Oh, they’re a cute purple and white, cool! Down the hatch! Now, let’s mix this shake…. Instructions on the back say, ” – Wait. I can’t see them. Back to the bedroom to get my glasses. Ugh.
Ok, glasses on, reading instructions. I open the packet to take a whiff of it and see how I want to mix it up. Suggestions are in water, milk, juice or in a smoothie. Today’s shake smells like a sweet vanilla, yummy! I think I’ll try milk. I mix half a packet into about 6oz. of milk and put it in the fridge to rest. Time to shower.

6:25am – After my shower, I try the shake. Mike is anxiously waiting at the kitchen table for my reaction. Mmmmm! It’s good, but sweet. I add another 4-5 oz of milk, stir and try it again. Oh my goodness YUMMY! It tastes like a slightly sweetened milk. It is so good! I hand the glass to Mike for a taste, his eyes brighten up, “Wow, I’d drink that every morning!” I smile and remind him that it would be a great way to get his daily vitamins and minerals – and – it’s filling! We’ll work on him later 😉
I immediately then took my daily normal medication for pain, nerve problems and allergies – along with a cup of coffee.

6:45am – It’s time for the DFT patch – Oh where to put it? I put it on my inner bicep. It just feels like I’m wearing a band-aid, but looks badass. 🙂

My Badass DFT patch

My Badass DFT patch

7:15am – Remember when I rolled out of bed? Well, I’m waking up now, not jittery though – and I’m not even hungry. It’s time to head off to work!

10:36am – I’m in such a good mood, it’s almost giddy – So far so good! One thing I do notice is that I’m not craving my coffee like normal. I’ve had two cups today and now I’m switching to water. That’s about 2 hours earlier than normal. That’s good, right?

2:38pm – I just took a drink of water. Wait, did I just say water??!! Usually I’ve already chugged a Dt. Dew by now – guess what – I’ve got zero need to! I feel great and have no headache. Water it is! (I hear money being saved as I sip….)

5:49pm – I just now realized that it’s almost closing time. Today has really gone by quickly. I’ve downed three bottles of water this afternoon, still no soda. For me, that’s amazing. It’s either one, two or more every day for me, so this is a tell-tale sign of great things to come!

9:08pm – For supper, a small portion of pork steak, no side and a yogurt. It’s really all I need. I still feel great and am thrilled with day one. Time to rest now and settle in. I’m feeling really good about this! #ThriveOn

Today Starts Something New

Well, until the package arrives anyway. Today I signed up to partner with Le-Vel Company to promote a product called Thrive. Thrive is not a weight loss miracle, a hoax or something fake. My friends are using it and feeling great and I want that feeling, too! Come join me on this Thrive journey, won’t you? Eight weeks is all it takes to get started. Click here, watch the video and start Thriving with me today!


Product Review – Stufz Hamburger Meat Stuffer

We’ve got four kids and believe me, it’s hard to come up with meal ideas that please everyone.  When I saw my first Stufz Hamburger Meat Stuffer commercial, I just knew that I had to have it!  I waited until our store, Tri-County Lumber had it in the warehouse ($9.99)  and ordered it.  Last night, we put it to the test.
Usually when we make hamburgers, I figure out how much meat to buy using 1/3 lb. for each person.  I wasn’t sure if this contraption required more or less hamburger, so for 6 of us, I ordered 3lbs. just to be safe.
Laugh all you want, but the box didn’t come with instructions so we pulled up a YouTube video made by the inventor of Stufz and let him be our instructor.  He made it look so easy!  So now it was our turn.  Our family used everything from bacon bits, different cheeses, turkey and mushrooms.  The combinations are really endless.

Put your meat in the bottom portion of the Stufz and push down, wiggling the top around until the hamburger doesn't stick and open it up.  You'll have this large cavity just waiting to be stuffed with your favorite flavors.

Put your meat in the bottom portion of the Stufz and push down, wiggling the top around until the hamburger doesn’t stick and open it up. You’ll have this large cavity just waiting to be stuffed with your favorite flavors.


This burger has been stuffed with mushrooms, Swiss and Colby Jack cheese. It’s ready to be topped off!

After you put the top on, you'll have these awesome burgers, grill ready!  We marked our burgers with colored toothpicks so that everyone knew who's was who's.

After you put the top on, you’ll have these awesome burgers, grill ready! We marked our burgers with colored toothpicks so that everyone knew who’s was who’s.

Once everyone has stuffed their burgers, throw them on the grill and cook thoroughly.  You’re going to love the results!

Stufz Mushroom & Swiss

What surprised me the most, is that you actually don’t use much more meat than a normal burger.  We had left over meat so really, my 1/3lb. per person calculation was almost dead on.  We definitley give the Stufz a thumbs up.  Not only did it work, we had a lot of fun in the kitchen and the whole family got to participate.  The kids are already talking about the next time.  So order yours today!  Do It Best will ship to your local store for FREE!  If you’re in Jefferson, Trisha places orders every Monday and the truck arrives on Wednesday.  Give it a try!



Cookie Tip


When baking cookies, put a bath towel on the counter underneath your cooling racks.  Not only does it double for a hot pad, but when the cookie crumbs fall through the cooler, they land on the towel.  That way when you’re done, all you have to do is shake the towel out like a rug and crumb cleanup is done!

Scentsy Warmers and Bars

So I’m not one to usually jump on the bandwagon for all the new “party stuff” going around… Jewelry, handbags, candles, cooking stuff, etc…. HOWEVER…  I received a large Scentsy warmer for Christmas from my future mother in law and I just LOVE it!  I have it sitting on my desk at work.  That way I can enjoy the fragrances without having to worry about forgetting to blow the candle out.  Here’s a plug for my friend, Heather Kinsey, as she is a consultant for Scentsy… She can sell you products as well as set up parties…

Old Bay’s Seasoning – A kitchen “must have”

I discovered this after my sister gave me her recipe for marinated, grilled shrimp… Now I’ve set aside the Lawry’s seasoning and started using this… Fantastic on seafood, delicious on chicken.. This weekend I used it on pork steak and I’ve also tried it on regular steak.  Grab a can from the seasonings section of the grocery store and give it a try!

Quesadilla Maker – You NEED this ;-)

One of my FAVORITE kitchen appliances… I do everything from traditional cheese and chicken recipes to breakfast quesadillas to making an almost sandwich kind with turkey, cheese and lettuce.  Not very expensive, either… I picked up mine at the local Pamida store for less than $25 🙂