Tuesday, May 24, 2011


of the Casey Anthony Trial

It would be hard to not mention this, since I live in Orlando...
this is a huge topic with everyone today
{{inside and outside of Florida}}

I've been glued to the T.V. ALL day long today...
will mostly be until the end!

all I have to say type is...

there was the history of lies, the drowning theory, & George testifies!

AND then...

Casey's lawyer, Jose Baez,
was not kidding when he said he was going to drop some surprising details in his opening statements!

I'm not sure what or who to believe anymore after today...

I'm SO glad I'm not one of the jurors in this trial!
{{although I wouldn't of been able to be one anyways}}

And I'm not really sure if I truly believe the "drowning"- 
although it would explain some things, but then again it doesn't explain other things.

I'm more confused now than I was when this story first broke!

SHOES-day Tuesday

today's pair pick...

{{forever 21}}

LOVE these!

They would be so cute & comfy for cas (casual) days or for days lounging by the pool!

I would have gotten myself a pair on Friday, but they did not have my size!
{{I HATE when that happens!}}


with LOVE,

Monday, May 23, 2011

NOT Me Monday

{{confession sesssion}}

*I did NOT fall asleep before 7 P.M. last night after our 2-hour road trip back home... NO, not me!

*I HATE that it takes a 'Road Trip' to go back home to see my family!

*I am not SO old now, that I totally forgot about didn't even know the Billboard Awards was on last night, until all of this talk this morning showing who performed and who won what... NO, not me!

*I have become a very bad 'Mommy-togapher' - lately!
{{new word I just made up- meaning a Mommy who takes A LOT of pictures of their child or children}}

* and a very bad blogger too!

*I can't wait to watch RHoNJ tonight!

Friday, May 20, 2011

have your CAKE & ...

Eat It  Ice Cream too!

I was beyond ecstatic when I saw/heard one of the newest flavors
from Ben & Jerry's was 'Red Velvet Cake"!
Me being the 'Chocoholic' that I am, RVC is a favorite of mine!
and I LOVE me some B&J's 
$4 is just a bit too much, SORRY!
{{even if it is my favorite ice cream and favorite cake}}
I mean, they could at least make it bigger for that price!

I was very excited to see that
Chef Duff Goldman
{{Celebrity Cake Creator Extraordinaire}}
from Food Network's 'Ace of Cakes' & owner of 'Charm City Cakes'
has partnered up with 'Blue Bunny' & has created four fun new ice cream flavors!

First one being, you guessed it, Red Velvet Cake... or
"Red Carpet Red Velvet Cake"

red velvet cake flavored ice cream swirled with cream cheese frosting flavored ice cream 
& red velvet cake pieces!
"Chocolate Lovers Triple Chocolate Cake"
 decadent chocolate ice cream served up with fudgy chocolate cake pieces 
& dressed in ribbons of thick, chocolate frosting!
"I Do! I Do! Wedding Cake"
celebrate the marriage of sweet buttercream frosting ice cream & white cake pieces 
all wrapped up in delicate ribbons of raspberry sauce!
"Strawberries are Forever Shortcake"
the sweet taste of strawberry ice cream and real strawberries 
mixed with pound cake pieces & swirls of whipped cream frosting!
I seriously want to try them ALL!
{{this may be a very very bad discovery I made after all!}}
and right before 'swimsuit season' too!
on the plus side, I already have to wear a one-piece as is... 
SO that should cover up ice cream, right?


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday Purseday ♥


Hot Pink Mini Pop

I know this is intended for Ladies,
I just can't help but think how cute my Prissy pants would look with this
how much she would LOVE it!

HAPPY Thursday Purseday Ladies!
{{& Happy 'Ladies Night' too!}}


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NEW Addiction

 Hi, My Name is Alisha
and I am a "Pinterestolic"

that's right, I'm addicted to

if you are like me, & you LOVE site stalking from 
everything from decor inspiration, photography, & fashion
then this is a site for you too!

it's a place to catalog all the things you love!
{{like a virtual inspiration pinboard}}

SO I've been busy "pinning" away!
seriously, it's so addicting... 
my first day I think I spent close to 2 hours on this site!


if you do become a fellow 'Pinterestholic'- 
find me!

with LOVE,

WINES-day Wednesday


So today over at {{Chic Baby}} (the blog) 
I did a post on this fab little website for recipes that combines both food & art!
and down below is the end result!


{{Red Wine Cake}}

(go here to make it bigger!)

Since today is WINES-day, I chose this 'Red Wine' cake recipe!


with LOVE,

Tuesday, May 17, 2011



drama! drama! drama!

So far, I don't think I'm a fan of the two "newbies"
Which I am a bit biased, b/c I LOVE Teresa...
so the jury is still out
I'm pretty sure I do not like them! ha

can't wait to see what all they have in store for us every Monday night!
looks like Monday nights are the new Thursday's!
{{Bravo just needs to get rid of RH's of NY}}

with LOVE,

SHOES-day Tuesday ♥

& today's SHOE pick pair is...

{{Miu Miu Glitter Pumps}}

with LOVE,


Monday, May 16, 2011


finally the night has come...
they are BACK!
{{minus the witch & plus 2 newbies}}

{{the Real Housewives of New Jersey}}

it's SO going to be a pasta & wine night here tonight!

NOT Me Monday

{{confession session}}

*I did not pick up ice cream {{Edy's Chocolate Fudge Brownie}} on Saturday, 
and it just happen to be ALL gone on Sunday... NO, not me!
{{& I may or may not ...had some for breakfast yesterday morning}}

 *I did not have a full weekend of just watching all 'girly' movies in bed with my mini me...
NO, not me!

*I did not watch 'BAT' more times than the fingers on 1 hand over the weekend... NO, not me!
{{Breakfast at Tiffany's}}
*I am not addicted to RH's of O.C. 
{{the Real Housewives of Orange County}}
...NO, not me!

*I am not extremely excited for the launch of Endeavour today...
so I can stop hearing about Gabby Giffords & her husband!
NO, not me!

Happy NOT Me Monday!

with LOVE,

Saturday, May 14, 2011


It seems 'BLOGGER' just did NOT want to work yesterday!


HAPPY Saturday!
MAKE it an amazing weekend!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Whoopsie Wednesday

Oopsie, Whoopsie!

{{SO much for planning}}

Sorry for the 2 day vacay!
{{Although it was hardly a "vacation" for me!}}

SO the wonderful cute weekend I had planned
{{Design & make Derby hats, followed by a cute and pampering Mothers Day}}
did not go as I "planned"...
I always seem to get sick on the holiday's!

oh well, we win some and lose some!

HOPE all you Mommy's had a fabulous Mothers Day!
Miss Priss & I had a 'Movie Day' in bed!
as for the race- we didn't even watch it!
{{maybe next year!}}


Sunday, May 8, 2011

To ALL the MOMMA's ...

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  
She never existed before.  
The woman existed, but the mother, never.  
A mother is something absolutely new.

with LOVE,

Friday, May 6, 2011

PLANS for the WEEKEND! ♥

first up on the schedule...

the Kentucky Derby!

 Pre-Derby Party
designing and making fabulous hats!
{{with a few drinks, this will only make for more fab hats!}}
{{& Miss Priss will have some Chocolate Milk in her sippy cup}}

Derby Viewing Party
we'll be watching the Derby 'red carpet' in our new fab hats!
and then watching the horsies!

Mother's Day

Mother's Day Brunch
having a brunch for both, myself and "Nonna" with Miss Priss!
{{Manicures & Mimosas}}

HOPE everyone has a fabulous weekend,
that all the Momma's out there have an amazing Mothers Day!

with LOVE,

Derby Decor

I already did a post on this over at {{Chic Talk}}

I'm going to do another one!

{{and believe it or not this one involves NO pink!}}

{{The Run for the Roses}}


{{click to get the recipes!}}

This makes me want to get all dressed up & put on a big ol' hat!

Happy Pre-Derby Day!

with LOVE,

the day of the Derby!

roses, bourbon, & mint...it must be Derby time!
I am not from Kentucky, 
but I am a Southern girl and I love any excuse to get all dressed up...
especially in heels and hats!
So while doing some research for party ideas, I learned a few things about this American institution.  
First, the locals don’t call it “the Kentucky Derby” but rather Derby or Derby Week
Secondly, it’s a holiday in Louisville, 
to the point where complete strangers wish each other “Happy Derby!” the day of the race. 
Lastly, "the Derby" refers to only one of many races held that day
This is probably obvious to those who follow horse racing, 
but then, I’ve always been the sort who is more interested in the fashion then the horsies! 
I’m more about the social events surrounding the event rather than the contest itself.
{{when it comes to this sport, but whenever it's College Football- that's a different story!}}

Happily, the Derby presents social opportunities even if you’re not in Louisville.  
SO if you can’t make it to Churchill Downs yourself, like me,
you can still be a part of it and throw a fab little party & watch!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


have a BIG ol' MARGARITA!

{{& don't feel bad about it,
b/c it's kind of 'mandatory' for today!}}

just have a 'Skinny Girl' Margarita!


Thursday Purseday

for some reason when I think of 'Cinco' I think of Yellow...
{{which is another favorite color of mine, besides PINK, of course!}}
so with today being the 5th... here's today's purse pick:


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Betsey Johnson + the Derby=

A LOT of PINK and fun fun fun!
{{b/c you know that's just what girls want!}}

Betsey Johnson has designed three hats for the Derby.

The designer (and breast cancer survivor) has partnered with Chambord® Liqueur 
to design three super-cute hats for the "Pink Your Drink" program 
of festivities & to support breast cancer awareness.

One hat {{the 'Barbie' hat}} will be auctioned at a VIP brunch hosted by Betsey on May 5 
(call 502-897-8900 for tickets!) 
and another {{the 'Cleopatra-meets-Scarlett' hat}}
online at http://www.biddingforgood.com from April 26-May 7 
(100-percent of proceeds will benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition). 
The third hat {{the 'Rose' hat}}will be auctioned on Chambord's Facebook page. 
{{don't click- it's already ended!}}
Sorry Girls! :(
the other isn't ending until the 7th- so 'Happy Bidding' & Good Luck!
NOW for the HATS...
{{the 'Barbie' hat}}

(my favorite)

{{the 'Rose' hat}}
{{the 'Cleopatra-meets-Scarlett' Hat}}
Kathie Lee & Hoda both wore two of the hats this morning on their show...
KLG wore the 'Rose' hat  & Hoda wore the 'Cleopatra-meets-Scarlett' hat

LOVE me some Betsey Johnson!
I would SO rock that Barbie hat!


I know it's not proper, nor is it 'lady like" to reveal a lady's age
today would have marked her 82nd Birthday!

here's one of my favorite quotes from her...

"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing.
I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. 
I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. 
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. 
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles."


also known as 'Cinco de Mayo' {{ha}}

I did a post on {{Chic Talk}} full of tips on food, & decor for one


I thought I'd link it up on here too
just in case anyone needs any ideas! :)



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SHOESday Tuesday ♥


{{Badgley Mischka ~ Carlo}}

Make your feet Pretty in Pink!

LOVE these... so sweet & girly!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue! ♥

"This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."
George W. Bush

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Scripture Sunday ♥

today's pick is not really a scripture, but just a saying...
that I LOVE!

"Yes I am a princess, my Father is the King of all Kings" 
{{very fitting for today's chosen theme!}}


You are cordially invited to view pictures from the 

{{some came out very blurry... still not a pro at using this new camera!}}

mini quiche
{{spinach, ham & parmesan cheese}}

Ring Pops!

PINK, of course, and even royal blue too!

We may not have the royal ring,
ours taste oh SO good!

Miss Priss Princess enjoying some quiche!


pictures of my daring little Princess...

 Happy PRINCESS Day!