Sunday, 20 April 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Summer Fruit Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing

I know what your thinking. Does it sound something like this? "Come on Alisha, Its not summer yet!!"

Well here in Dallas it is starting to get into the low 80's which mean summer will soon be here. I for one can not wait and to celebrate the glorious coming of sunshine, warm weather, parks, swimming pools, day trips to the zoo and family vacations. I decided to share with you my most requested, most favorite recipe ever! I must admit this is NOT my recipe. But I will be the first to claim it if anyone at the neighborhood pool party asks if it is. So shhhhh this is our little secret, and everyone else who loves Betty Crocker.

Creamy Lime Dressing
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
3 cups cut-up cantaloupe
1 quart strawberries, quartered
2 ripe medium mangoes, seed removed, peeled and cut up
2 cups blueberries
2 cups cut-up honeydew melon
Mint leaves, if desired 
Here is where you can find the original recipe, thanks to my dear friend Betty. And yes this font is small so that you come to my page to find the recipe not hers :) 
Love ya!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

April Book Club

As you know this year we decided to read books that are being made into movies. I recently saw the trailer for The Giver and thought straight away I needed to read that book.

So with that in mind, this months book club read is The Giver. I can't wIt to read it. 

Have you read it before? What did you think? Have you seen the trailer for the movie? I can't wait to hear what others think of this book.

Alisha x x

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Easter Vinyl Design

I love to create new designs on my Silhouette. There is something so rewarding to me about designing something beautiful to put in my home. This past week I decided to design one of my favorite Easter Story quotes for a frame on my entry way table. "Here comes Peter Cottontail" 

I found a couple cute fonts I really liked on and threw this together. 

I bought this frame at a garage sale for $0.50 and had some left over scrap booking paper I used to put behind the glass. I love this. What do you think? 

I have started a store with all my vinyl designs. Just a way to subsidies my income a bit so let me know if you'd be interested in buying this design. 

Happy Easter!

Alisha x x

Spiritually Speaking

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Spiritually Speaking

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

March Book Club

This month for book club we are reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Im very excited to read this especially after reading the synopsis:

"August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance."

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this book.

Alisha x x


Monday, 17 March 2014

Keep Calm And....

Today is the one day of the year when we are all given a get out of jail free card. You can pinch people with no consequence, well kind of. As a child I LOVED this day. As a parent I dread it. Waking up to one child pinching another straight away or the fear that some child might not see my children's "hidden" green and pinch them. 

Even though St. Patricks Day is not my favorite holiday I still like to decorate for it.  This year with all the Keep Calm signs being so popular I decided to make this one. 

Thanks to my silhouette it was super easy. 

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Alisha x x