Our furniture finally arrived and I couldn't love it more! We bought it from Ashley Furniture HomeStore and it's the Porter Collection.
We purchased the following pieces! Our furniture is a prettier and darker brown wood than in the stock photos :)
King Size Bed
-We love that this bed has the storage drawers underneath, perfect for extra pillows and bed linens. Since it has the drawers, we saved money by not having to purchase a boxspring!
But that doesn't mean we didn't splurge on a fabulous mattress! Oh my word at how awesome this mattress is.. I highly recommend trying this one out if your in the market!
Dresser with Mirror
- this one is mine and I love it! The drawers are deep and spacious and the top drawers are velvet lined :)
- this one is the Mister's. It's really tall and is what we will set our TV on once we purchase one this weekend. We loved not have a TV in the bedroom and didn't feel the need for one in there... But now that we go lay in bed at 8:30 because we love our mattress so much... We need a TV :)
- Love Love Love these! They are so pretty and the perfect size! Not too big and not too small. The top drawer is velvet lined as well :)
Speaking of my pretty nightstand, this is what's currently in the top drawer..
The Husband Secret by Liane Moriarty
I've seen and heard that this little book had been enjoyed by many. So far it's pretty good. I just wish I had a whole day to sit and read it start to finish instead of a chapter or two a day every few days. Each chapter in the beginning is about a different character. So by the time I got to chapter 4 or 5, I had to go back and re- read the beginning to remember what happened and the back story.. Does that make any sense?
Anywho.. I plan on reading this next!
I read the previous book..and it was REALLY good :) I'm excited to see where the characters are at in their lives now after the pulled their cake charm :)
How about a "throwback Thursday" in honor of my summer reading?
When I was in elementary school, our church held a Summer Reading Program. Our preachers wife was in charge and made sure to have a great theme every year! This particular year was Noah's Ark and Noah himself made an appearance! ;)
Happy Thursday! Just one more day until the weekend :)
It has been what seems like forever since my last post, and I'm sorry. I know that I don't have as many followers as I did 2+years ago and no one may be reading this post. The real reason I blog or "used to" is to remember special events, gatherings, trips, etc. That is what I plan on continuing, especially since I'm a married lady now :) One of my favorite way to social media is Instagram, please follow me if you read my blog! I post at least once a day.
The hubby and I have marked quite a few things off of our "To-Do" list the past couple of months :)
We bought a new SUV! I am so excited to have all the extra room and cargo space, definitely not used to it yet! I love all the technology features like PushStart, Navigation, Blutooth, BackUp Camera, etc... It's the ultimate "Aunt Babe" car :) Logan has already enjoyed watching "Frozen" while on his first ride!
...and 10 minutes later, he was OUT!
You can't tell from the picture, but it's a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited... LOVE it! Speaking of love...what do you think of my new Lilly Pulitzer shorts I'm wearing in the picture?
The hubby and I also bought new bedroom furniture! Hello KING size bed and MATCHING dressers and nightstands! It should be delivered later this week, praise Jesus!
Back to what my post title is all about... Our sweet nephews 1st Birthday! I can't believe that a year has come and gone since out little Logibear graced us with his presence :) He is such a sweet, smart, and charming little baby! Enjoy a little preview of his Red Wagon theme party that my fabulous momma "threw" for him!
Logan ADORES our little furbaby Chloe! They have the best time playing and riding the wagon together!
Have a lovely Wednesday! It feels good to be back :)
Andy and I have been visiting a new church since we've been married. We love everything about it so far and most importantly, we feel like we can grow more together spiritually and as a couple. We also feel as if there are numerous opportunities to serve with this church, something that is very important to us!
Anyways, we love the senior pastor at this church and we both get a lot out of his messages. Right now he is preaching a series called "The Real Deal", which is all about relationships. Today's sermon was Part 4: Forgiveness. I really felt it in my heart that I should share with y'all today. Andy is out of town this weekend on business and I hate that he wasn't there this morning to hear the message, but no worries... I will tell him about it!
Before we started we looked at Acts 15:36-40!
WHAT IRRITATES ONE ABOUT THE OTHER
1. What Men Do that Irritate Women.
-He doesn't listen
-He doesn't share his feelings
-He is short-tempered
-He fails to help around the house
Now, i may be a little bias but my husband does majority of whats on the above list. That list is based on a national study. Reading that made me a little bit more thankful for my husband than I already am. The preacher talked mentioned the joke... What is a tall, dark, and handsome, perfect guy? He is...a Rumor.. it was funny if you were there. But again, I believe my husband is perfect..perfect for me.
2. What Women Do that irritate Men.
-She nags me
-She is negative
-She criticizes me
Us gals don't do any of that do we? ;)
The preacher talked about the 21 Rule. I haven't heard of that until this morning! The 21-Rule is basically for every 1 Krispy Kreme doughnut we eat, we need 20 minutes of aerobic exercise. We need to OFFER WORDS OF PRAISE not only to our spouse or significant other, but to everyone! What if for every 1 negative word we said about someone, we say 20 words of Praise?!? We must SEEK TO UNDERSTAND, Something my hubby is always telling me :)
I received this devotional for Christmas after seeing many gals posting praise on Instagram and blogs about this book and how it helps answer and embrace a huge question we are constantly asking and seeking to understand... Our true worth as a Woman.
I've decided to share my notes with y'all on the first category... ACCEPTED.
How awesome was that? Maybe that's something you needed to read today, I know we can all relate about being accepted. Here's the lyrics to "Redeemed" in case you've never heard the words before!
Praise God that we are REDEEMED! My heart is filled with so much JOY knowing that my chains have been set free and I'm not who I used to be!
Have a wonderful weekend! I'm off to make a pot roast for the hubby and I!
I know it's a little late, BUT better late than never! Here's some of our Christmas decor from our 1st Christmas as Husband and Wife!
We have a lime green and red theme that ran throughout our home, which I love! Traditional yet funky!
Here's our tree! The big red bow will be replaced next year ;) We totally don't have any stocking holders or a mantle, so we improvised!
We also have another tree that I don't have a picture of!! How could I? Ugh! Anyways, it's our Married Christmas tree and includes our engagement ornaments as well as wedding ornaments! It's my favorite tree in the whole world :) I didn't want to take it down! Here's a sample of some of the ornaments that it displayed :)
I LOVE the way these wreaths turned out! Thankful for Pinterest!
This was a thrown together centerpiece for our table. Our dishes are the "Simply Christmas" by M. Bagwell
Andy and I just LOVED receiving Christmas cards from friends and family!! We displayed them in our foyer!
Here's a little peek of our front door, this was the beginning stage of the decor process! Clearly should've taken a nighttime picture! The tree has clear lights on it and the garland is my fav!! It came from SAMs Club! I also added a Christmas door mat.
These are my FAVORITE frames!! I snagged another red one yesterday on after Christmas sale for 75% off :)
The frames include a couple pics from our Christmas photo shoot with the cousins, our furbaby and Logan!
I'll be back soon! Promise ;) Until then, have a fabulous day!
We are 7 days into the year 2014 and so far, this past week has been a great one! 2014 sickness has hit our household with all this crazy south Alabama weather we've been having! Even our little furbaby Chloe has been sick! We have been spending lots of time with friends and family which is SO very important to the Mister and I! We are so very lucky to have such dear neighbors that have turned to fabulous friends, Brandon and Leah! They have a little girl named Collins who is PRECIOUS!!! She loves coming over to "Mr.Handy and Mrs. Slenzy's house"!
Every week we all play the game Sequence, it's always fun playing guys vs. gals!
Andy and I had a hot date the other day and finally went to see the movie Frozen! Oh my goodness, it's absolutely the cutest little movie!! If you haven't seen it, please go!
Our sweet nephew Logan is 7 months old today!!! I can't believe it! He's starting to drive already ;)
Don't you just LOVE Andy's Christmas Eve sweater? ;)
Happy New Year my friends! May God bless each one of you this year!