Sunday, February 2, 2014

FORGIVENESS

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
      -Too negative

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.
       -Disinterested inIntimacy 
       -She nags me
       -She overreacts
       -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 :)

3. The Battle Within
     -Read Matthew 9:9-13

4. Healing... All My Soul
     - Read Colossians 3:12-13
         -Remember that clothe=cover
     - Six words: I AM SORRY, I FORGIVE YOU!

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK AND HAPPY FEBRUARY!
-the new Mrs.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

New Year, New Devotional

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! 

-the new Mrs.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Christmas Decor 2013

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!

-the new mrs.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year!

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! 

-the mrs.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wedding Video and a Recipe!


We received our wedding DVD last night!! This little bride is sooooo excited! Andy and I watched the DVD twice in a row! There's also a mini highlight video to share with friends and family! I've included the link below! Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think!

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I also posted our dinner last night on Instagram and got asked for the recipe, so here it is! It's very similar to a breakfast casserole but you don't have to refrigerate it! AND it calls for sweet potatoes, something that was in the pantry and we needed to use up quick!! Thanks to Pillsbury for the recipe! If you haven't signed up for their daily emails with recipes, you definitely should! That's how I found out about this one! 

Here's Pillsbury's picture.....
And mine! I only used 3 sweet potatoes instead of 3 cups of sweet potatoes! I also didn't use the Sirachi sauce, just olive oil, salt and pepper!


That's it!!! Super easy and yummy! Since this is more of a breakfast casserole, we didn't do any sides :)

And here's a little picture of our nephew Logan!! He is now 6 months old! Can you believe it??? This is his Halloween outfit :) We have our own little doughboy!


Have a fabulous week!
-the new mrs!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Breakfast Casserole

I don't know if you follow me on Instagram or not, but this morning I made my sweet husband his favorite breakfast casserole! I posted a pic on Instagram and it's had a lot of likes and requests for the recipe... so I figured I would share it on the blog today! This was so easy and simple to make, which makes it real nice during the holidays :) My momma makes it for Christmas morning breakfast along with Cinnamon Rolls 

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

1 lb. sausage
6 slices white bread
1 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
6 eggs
2 cups milk

Cook sausage over medium heat until done, stirring to crumble well. Drain sausage. Cut bread into cubes and place in bottom of 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with sausage and then cheese. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well, then pour over mixture in pan. Cover and let stand in refrigerator for 8-10 hours. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. 

Enjoy!
-The new Mrs. M!