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Whats In My Bag?-Summer Edition!

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I have learned my lesson one to many times. Never go to the beach or pool unprepared. Now that I’m living in Arizona I tend to get a lot of pool time action, cause you know it’s 115 degrees and all! Below are the essential I bring in my pool bag and never leave the house with out anymore!

1. Stylish and functional bag- this one in particular was provided for us at one of the resorts we stayed at in Thailand. Needless to say I took it home!

2. Fun and festive summer towel – I always hit Walmart up for our pool towels, they have a great selection and are very affordable.

3. Water bottle- okay so this one I think besides sun protection is probably one of the most important things in my pool bag. While hanging out in the sun it’s super important to stay hydrated!

4. Sunscreen- I know 100 SPF might be a little dramatic, but let’s get real, I’m extremely pale and I do not tan! I burn, blister and peel.

5. Sun Tan Oil- Well let’s just say I’m a poser. I really, really like the smell of sun tan lotion and because I can’t use it for it’s purpose, I spray it on my towel for a summery scent.

6. Bug Spray- still water and water in general is prime real state for bugs and especially Mosquitos. I have that “sweet blood” and I can get eaten alive if not protected.

7. A good read- normally for me, that’s tends to be a magazine or Pinterest. These days I’m trying to branch out and become a little bit more intellectual, this book was given to me by a friend that could obviously tell it might be helpful. So far so good.

8. A snack- last but certainly not least, a little pick me up. Swimming and soaking in the sun can be depleting. I usually go for some fresh fruit and goldfish. Today I went with a good old granola bar!

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I hope you enjoyed snooping through my bag! You can get to know some one really well based on what is in their bag. I would love to hear what you put it your pool/ beach bag! Leave a comment and let me in on your tips and tricks for a day on the water!

Stay Tasty Ladies,
Xoxo Alisha

Spring Denim Guide

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Happy friday friends!

Today I bring you a guide to this seasons distressed denim.

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Every where I turn I see more and more distressed denim trends.  Springs hottest trend this season Im finding, is a pair of distressed bottoms, paired with some sporty, chic flats, printed or textured and a simple graphic T with a long cardi for that spring breeze.

Below are a few styles of distressed jeans, giving you the ultimate guide to finding your favorite pair of jeans for spring!

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Hope this little guide makes it easier to find your new GoTo look for spring!

Stay tasty ladies!

Happy One Year!

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Happy Birthday xtrafrosting.com!

A year has past and so have the goals I didn’t meet! New-year, new goals, new motivation, new ideas, new inspirations, same blog. Putting the past behind me and learning to forgive myself. We are our own worst enemy; we need to learn to befriend ourselves.  When I started this blogging journey I set some very unrealistic goals for myself, and I made a lot of mistakes. In the end I learned more than I ever thought I would.  As I look back, although I didn’t accomplish my goals this year, I cant be too hard on myself , cause at the end of the day, or year in this case, I did the best I could. If there is one thing I learned this year, 2014, I learned we are all so hard on ourselves, this causes stress and anxiety, and going forward  in 2015 I hope to achieve my goals, but know if it doesn’t happen, its OK, there is always next year…

 

This last year I have been inspired by SO many people in my life. I could not be more proud of these people and loved ones. The things each of these people have accomplished this year makes it extremely hard to be easy on myself, but It shows, everyone is different.

I want to recognize each of these people and share with you how they inspire me to be a better person each and day.  Starting with my one and only, my love, my husband. Joey has accomplished so much this year. He has gone through the hardest academic journey there is, and come May he will have a Dr. in front of his name and an MD at the end.  I have never seen my husband so busy! He inspires me to keep moving and keep going, but when its time to rest, rest! I think it’s the secret to his success.

On to the people who never rest, no rest for the wicked type of chics, my sisters. they are always on the go. A perfect stay at home mom, a young adult that will be graduating and will attend vet school in 2017.  These girls inspire me to all ends! Nicolle, she is the ultimate domesticated goddess to making sure everyone is ok to making everyone ok.  She inspires me to be prepared for anything. Kelsy, she is constantly on the go, its hard to keep track of this one. Kelsy inspires me to always keep my options open,  save my money for a rainy day and eat as much cereal as I want! No, but seriously, these two are everything to me and its so important and an necessity to my happiness that they remain, and be a big part of my life, if not the biggest part of my life.

By now you are probably thinking, wow, what great inspirational people you have in your life, no wonder its hard to keep up sometimes.  But wait, just wait. I have this really awesome best friend, I like to call her Hanavan.  This year Hanavan has accomplished so much, and she literally leaves me in awe. Much like my husband she is also achieving a career in the medical field and with that comes a long hard academic journey.  Seeing my bestie in such a great place brings me such excitement and makes me long to have the same. She moved closer to her family, got accepted to Denver Nursing Program, newly -wed, domesticated goddess, and the best fur mom ever!  Hanavan inspires me to never forget about me and my wants, and goals, achieve things and accomplish things on my own, she might be the only people who can truly inspire me to eat healthier and become more active. She is always there for me when I need her and always has the right answers.

I have a lot of very strong people in my life, my loved and friends have been through quite a lot in their lives just like most.  My mother in law is one of those strong women.  In just this year the amount of things thrown her way put a lot of people’s complaints to shame.  Minerva, she not only moved, again, for I believe the 20th time in her life, to be closer to family in her journey to be happier and healthier.    Minerva supports so many peoples lives, it’s outrageous, her pile of mail puts your shoe collection to shame! Her father and father in law both past this year, which came with a flood more responsibility.  She inspires me to help others and support loved ones and to never let anyone struggle if they don’t have too.

So all in all this year might of not been a great year of many accomplished goals, and Im having to forgive myself for mistakes I have made, but I can look back and tell you that I did find something this year, I found my authentic feeling of gratitude.

Im so so grateful to have such inspirational and strong motivating people in my life.  If its one thing Im taking from 2014 its Gratitude!

A special thanks to Ursala Hudson, she has taught me so much and helped me every step of the way when it comes to xtrafrosting.com. She has helped me accomplish my blogging dreams from day one, and not a lot would be possible with out her help and support.

And last but not least thank! My loyal readers, who visit when posts are made and help spread my inspiration.  Thank you for your patience, patronage and traffic. Please stay tuned, big things for xtrafrosting.com.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

Stay Tasty Ladies,

Alisha

Fall Inspiration

Hi there readers I am  back with patterns, textures, colors and trends! You know, all the lovely things that each season brings. Fashion is one of my favorite ways to transition to the next season.  I have to say, I am loving all the trends for this fall and winter. Flannel,  denim, stripes, leopard, faux furs, and all at once!!! Have you observed? Not only is in on trend to wear these patters but it ok to wear them all at once!  NO MORE RULES! I’m guessing that a brown belt with black shoes is still a no no, but who knows, maybe next year it will be the new it thing.

I don’t know about you, but i find a lot of my fashion inspiration on social media. Below are the styles, ootd’s, makeup and nails that inspire me this fall season.

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Thanks for poppin by!

Summer Favorites

photoIm back! So first of all I want to apologize for my absence.  Please allow me to explain my self. When the idea of starting this blog came to mind, I was unemployed, with quite a bit of time on my hands. I understand we all have busy lives and its a daily juggle and sometimes struggle. Upon starting a new position I increasingly got busier with my day job, I quickly transitioned from part time to full time and have had great success with that.  However what used to be having all day everyday to blog shortly turned into not very much time at all. Along with keeping busy with work, my energy has been geared toward making a living, like most. It left me feeling unmotivated and burnt out.

After an entire summer off from blogging, I am back! I have renewed my blogger vows! Although my posts might be few and far between I promise to stay committed to my loyal readers and supporters and I plan to produce new content more often.

I want to now thank all my readers and supporters for your understanding and patience.

My summer was quite uneventful and to be honest consisted mostly of my 9-5, however, there were quite a few things that helped me get by!!!

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Blue Moon has always been a favorite, but this seasonal brew was absolutely delicious!

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Candles are a must around my house! They make a house a home. My husband usually likes to find one of a kind deals on candles at TJ MAXX. Bath and Body Works also has a great assortment of scents for every single season, and when you buy in bulk, you get a great deal!

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These items above were not only my go to pieces for just about every occasion this summer, but they were also my favorite purchases I made for the season. Each item was under $20.

Target, Charming Charlies,Walmart, Forever 21

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As summer began I picked up a few sample sizes of three different scents at my local Macys, the other two are not worth mentioning, but this one right here, this one right here, is to die for! Depending on your nose and your perception of scents, I happen to have a very sensitive nose, as small as it may be.  This scent can kinda be a bit, as my sister would say “GRANDMAIE” But if you are asking me, I loved this scent for summer! When I find a perfume I like I tend to stick with it, as you can tell its almost empty.

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My perfect pout all summer long was due to this litter duo. PERFECTION! Each of these products have a minty linger and a refreshing scent perfect for summer.

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Keeping your skin and hair hydrated is important all year round, but in the summer I gravitate toward a more floral scent. My skin and hair were smooth and shiny all season long thanks to these amazing products!

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Summer is full of long days of wearing flip flops, sandals, and if your are anything like me, barefoot! This foot file was not only a great way to maintain a great pedi but it aloud me to go longer in between my professional pedicures, saving me time and money.

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Last but certainly not least, my favorite summer color for your mani or pedi! I just love the name too!

As the summer comes to an end and the next season approaches I wish all my readers and supporters the best with whats to come in your lives!  Thanks again for your patience with me as I slowly gain confidence and motivation in my blogging journey.

 

!!!HAPPY SUMMERS END MY FRIENDS!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Wish List

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As the seasons come and go, I cant help to think i need something new! I recently cleaned out my closet to kick off my spring cleaning as i do every year, leaving room for new items. Growing up my mother loved to shop, as most women do. I can remember going on a shopping spree just about every season. I have to say, old habits die hard.  As spring rolls around i find myself wishing for a few new trendy items.

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I hope the weather is warming in your areas as spring rolls around. Safe travels on those spring breaks! and Im hoping all is adjusting well to the spring forward time change. Happy St Patties Day!

Thanks for stopping by to see whats new at xtrafrosting.com

Stay Tasty Ladies!

xoxo Alisha

What’s In My Bag?

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 Welcome back readers!

Today I thought I would share with you what is in my bag! I have always said the best way to get to know someone, is having them share with you what is in their purse.  We as ladies carry our whole life in our purse!  Well at least I do.  My bag weighs a whopping 4lbs!

I must say I am quite the bag lady, and I get it from my mom! She used to switch bags just about every month. I change bags every season.  I go from a spring bag to summer bag, fall bag to a winter bag.

The purse you carry is such a unlimited way to express your self and your particular style. Your bag can really make a statement!

If you are Kylie Jenner, your bag says, Hi there! Im RICH! My bag costs more than your car, I have three and I haven’t even hit puberty! kourt-kylie-82711-3 copy

Got love those Kardashians!

No, but seriously I love them!

We are all influenced by what we see, and fashion is everywhere! Our bag is just one place we can make a statement. When it comes to my everyday fashion and clothes I’m a bargain shopper and I pride my self on that.  Although I think your purse is a great place to make an investment; you will use it everyday and have it forever.

I am always on the hunt for the perfect bag! I find myself saying this one is too small, this one is too big, I have yet been able to find that perfect size! I think that’s why I have so many! There are many things a girl cannot have too many of, bags being one of them!

So enough rambling, lets get into it!

Bag-I am so in love with this purse! I got it online at charmingcharlies.com, which is typically a jewelry store but they also carry all things accessories.

Charming Charlie’s has really great prices and trends, its one of my favorite places to shop! Give them your email and address and you will receive all sorts for great coupons and specials, maximizing your buck!

I typically never settle for any bag these days unless it’s by Michael Kors, given I have a few of his designs already, I felt like I needed to branch out this season.

I got this bag 75% off! Got love that! On top of the price, I absolutely loved the color and stud details, it was just what I was looking for.

I like to be prepared for anything.  Below is what I carry in my bag on the daily.

allI like to carry bags within my bag, it helps me keep organized and eliminates the problem we have, where our purse turns into a big black hole, where we know items are there but we cant find them!

DSC_0017Now days everything revolves around electronics, I always try to carry all chargers to things that will eventually need a charge.

DSC_0019I also carry a little pouch filled with Tylenol, Midol and any other meds I have.

I carry two types of wallets; one is for all my important necessities the other one I use only when I travel or go out. I transfer the absolute necessities to the smaller travel wallet, leaving out all my business cards, gift cards, receipts and memberships, simply allowing easer access.

DSC_0012I like to be the girl that when some one says hey do you have any (fill in the blank) I got you covered. Lotions and potions galore!

DSC_0014I carry regular hand lotion, sunscreen, hand sanitizer and of course a mini brush with an extra hair tie and bobby pin (not pictured)

I am not one to carry my entire makeup bag with me.  Two items I do take, make up related are black eye liner and lip-gloss, these two beauty products are small, light weight and can refresh your look completely!

DSC_0015Okay so I like variety when it comes to my lip-gloss, I like to have a clear, pink and shimmer gloss, be prepared for every look! If I wear lipstick that day, I throw that in there too.

And don’t forget the medicated lip products! Lots of gloss and lipstick can leave your lips feeling dry through out the day.  Having medicated lip products on hand insure in maximum moisture!  The hubby always appreciates it too.

DSC_0021These are a few miscellaneous items I like to have around, Band-Aids, lighter, matches, and a nail file.  These can be survival tools that I highly recommend having in your bag.

DSC_0023Well there you have it! What’s in my bag!

I thought this post would be helpful, fun and most of all a good way to get to know me!   I hope you all have a productive and positive week! See ya on Friday!

Stay Tasty Ladies

Xoxo Alisha