Monday, July 1, 2013

we are looking for contributors!


Hey friends!
Long time no talk!
We are getting The Slash Blog going again, and we are looking for some awesome partners.
If you are interested in becoming part of The Slash Blog please send us an email at theslashblog@gmail.com. 

As a contributor, you will have your name and link on the sidebar. We ask that you post 1-2 times per month, and you'll get social media shout outs for your posts.

We are excited to be back!
Thanks for all of your support!

Love, Elise Slash Nichelle


Monday, October 15, 2012

We are coming to Arizona!

Hey friends! We are going to be throwing a blog party in Scottsdale, Arizona! We are so excited! Here are the details!


We would love it if you would come! Please let us know of any Arizona bloggers that we could invite, and please share this event with all your bloggy friends! 

You can RSVP to the Facebook Event HERE. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us!
theslashblog@gmail.com






Saturday, October 6, 2012

this weekend



We're watching the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
We would love for you to join us.

Here are some of our favorite quotes so far:

"Trials, by definition, are trying. But if we endure them well they will help us become refined and stronger."

"Let us love and serve those around us in any small way we can. If we all do this, we can change the world."

"Immerse yourself in the things that build your faith."

"If we multiply our efforts through Christian service, there will be a compounding effect of good."


What are your favorite quotes?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Changing the World: One Blog at a Time

Hi, I'm Michelle from Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

Margaret D. Nadauld said,
"The world has enough women who are tough;
we need women who are tender. There are enough women
who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are 
enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined.
We have enough of fame and fortune; we need more women
of faith. We have enough greed; we need women of goodness.
We have enough vanity; we need more virtue.
We have enough popularity; we need more purity."

I've contemplated the message of this quotation many times.

Somewhere along the line, I had an "Aha!" moment.

 What if I could 
use my blog to do good in the world?
Inspired by my blog friend, Jules,
I decided to do Random Acts of Kindness 
& blog about some of my experiences.
{Not because I wanted to brag, but because I wanted to SHARE
ideas of things we can do together to be "women of goodness".}
I started a Link Party to celebrate good works . . . 



One of my favorite stories is about a woman named Robyn.
She celebrated her birthday by performing
38 Random Acts of Kindness. Brilliant!

How about you?
Have you thought about how you can use your blog
Change the World?

{Feel free to add your link to my par-tay
by clicking HERE.}


Monday, October 1, 2012

Hello, Monday!


weekly inspiration

We have the darling Alyssa from Impractical Composition here to share a weekly challenge with us this week. This week's inspiration is a favorite quote of hers by Gordon B. Hinkley.




weekly challenge



Hi, Slash Blog friends! I'm Alyssa and I blog over at Impractical Composition, a life style blog about practically everything life related.  I'm here today to talk to you about being positive! I love to be positive, in fact I try and post about it weekly! Being positive not only makes you happy as in individual, but it also makes others happy too. When I was younger my mom always reminded me that attitude is everything, It's only now, as I am in my twenties, that I actually believe that saying. I guess there is just something about being a teenager that makes you not believe what anyone else says.

Have you ever noticed that everything goes wrong when you are in a bad mood? And when you have a positive attitude things seem to be just right. Being positive is easier said than done especially when you are in a bad mood, but it's important for everyone to remember that just by putting a smile on our faces, sometimes forcing ourselves to smile, we soon become happy. When I grew up there was a cute song we would sing in church which goes:

If you chance to meet a frown,
Do not let it stay.
Quickly turn it upside down
And smile that frown away.
No one likes a frowning face.
Change it for a smile
Make the world a better place
By smiling all the while.

(LDS Children’s Songbook, 267)

It's such a simple song, but it truly helps us remember that attitude is everything and that smiling can truly change our day and even makes someone else's day brighter. So, for this week's Slash Challenge you might feel a little bit out of your comfort zone. I challenge everyone to make at least 5 strangers smile this week. You don't have to do anything crazy, just smile at someone you walk by on your way to school or on your way to the store. A smile can change someone's day!


If you do "The Slash Challenge" be sure to tweet or instagram about it! Use the hashtag #slashchallenge so we can feature you on Friday's post! Or just shoot us an email! Click here for contact info. 


monthly service

We need someone to serve/work with this month. Do you have a great cause that you work with or even just a great idea for us? Send us an email at theslashblog@gmail.com or leave us some info in the comments below!






Friday, September 28, 2012

Slash Blog Hop! Meet Your Slash Sisters!

It's time for the Slash Blog Hop! Remember that one time we didn't have it for a long time... Well, we just wanted you to be extra excited for this one! Yep. That's it. 

Link up your main URL and meet your "Slash Sisters". If you'd like to link up your "What makes you, YOU!" Post for the Slash Challenge, that would be super awesome! Or link up your "About Me" page so that we can get to know each of you better!



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Salsa!

Hello slash sisters!

It's Aimee here again. I'm here to share another delicious recipe with you today.

Who doesn't love chips and salsa? It's amazing, right?

I could eat just chips and salsa for dinner, with nothing else. And with college football season here (I'm a BYU cougar fan, how about you?) this is a great recipe to make to watch the game, because the recipe is so good and so easy.


(If you've got fresh veggies from your garden, its really good! But even with veggies from the store this is still my favorite salsa) Recipe on my blog here.

4 tomatoes
1 small yellow onion
1 jalapeno
1/2 TBS minced garlic
3/4 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/3-1/2 cup cilantro
2 TBS lime juice

1. Slice tomatoes and onions, about 1 centimeter thick.
2. Chop the tomatoes and onions the other 2 directions to make small square pieces.
3. Cut jalapeno in half and remove seeds. Dice jalapeno.
4. Chop cilantro.
5. Make a pile on your cutting board of tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and minced garlic.
6. Using a large knife chop the mixture up. Any time the mixture spreads out, push them back into a pile. Do this for about 2-3 minutes, until you get the pieces as small as you can (whatever your desired consistency is)
7. In a medium sized bowl, put sugar, salt, cumin, chili powder, tomato mixture and lime juice. Stir well. Smash a couple times with a spoon.
8. Enjoy with chips.