Home Sweet Hensley

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What's Up Wednesday 4.26.17

Hey, Hey, Hey!!

Today is the last Wednesday of the month, and like always we are joining ShaySheaffer, & Mel for their monthly link-up.
We'll be answering these questions today..
..so let's get right into it!

What We're Eating This Week

We are still on that Hello Fresh train, and it's so good for our family. I'm a very, super, duper picky eater, and it allows me to try foods that I wouldn't normally pick. Since starting these meals, I've added yummy Brussles Sprouts to my list of favorite foods, and it's mostly thanks to Hello Fresh. Our box this week includes...
 Our box last week included cumin, & we loved it!
 It looks similar to one of the first meals we tried, and we loved it!
The Hensleys love a good Brinner {breakfast for dinner}, so this looked like a good, different option.

If you're interested in trying Hello Fresh, use code: BRITTHENS at the checkout to save $40, and then let me know what you think!!

What I'm Reminiscing About

We've almost finished our first year in dance, and these first pictures from when Nat first started dance in August are gutting me!
 Very first class!

We've had just the best first year ever. 
We've made lots of awesome friends, and we are so excited that the dance recital is almost here! We are so ready to see our girl rock that stage!

What I'm Loving

Last week felt more like the Pacific Northwest than the South here in Tennessee! We've been under some pretty severe flooding, and schools were cancelled on Monday due to the flooding. I need some sunshine #ASAP!

What We've Been Up To

A lot..
 ice cream dates
 outdoor advernturing
feeding & checking on the cows

What I'm Dreading

This sweet boy growing up anymore.
It's a struggle for this mama's heart because I love seeing how he's growing into such a sweet, kind, funny little man, and yet I want him to be my sweet baby again!

What I'm Working On

I shared Monday {our 1-year blogiversary} that we purchased our domain space, so I've been giving homesweethensley.com a little face lift!

What I'm Excited About

This girl's very first dance recital!
School's almost out for these boys!!
Family pictures.
We are just waiting on the hay fields to get a touch higher to have them, but I have the outfits sorta picked out!

What I'm Watching/Reading

Lots of Reunions...
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Real Housewives of Atlanta

And a lot of NBA Playoffs
We are still such a house divided...
Joe #Thunder
Britt #Spurs
Stephen #Cavs
Carson #Warriors
Nataleigh #cheerleaders

Joe is going through the book of Jude on Wednesday nights, so I've been reading & studying it as much as possible. It's such a good epistle!
I am looking for some good summer reading ideas {I like series} & a couple good devotions for this year!

What I'm Listening To

We have finally moved on from the Trolls soundtrack, and we are blasting the Sing soundtrack 24/7!
Team Meena all the way!

What I'm Wearing

A whole lot of Nike shorts, tees, and my tennis shoes, but this weekend I wore the cutest outfit from Old Navy. I, however, forgot to take a picture. It was just one of those days.
I did get the pieces out of the closet to show y'all how cute they are!
Skinnies, tank, and the green denim jacket!
 TANK & the floral detail!!
They are sold out of my jacket, but THIS ONE is similar!
I thought that the military green denim would be a fun change-up for this Spring & Summer, and I can see how it'll be super cute this Fall too over dresses & tees!!

What I'm Doing This Weekend

This is my life for the next couple of weeks.

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

School's OUT!!
Yet in reality this mama is ready for Summer Break!

What Else Is New

May's bow box is just too perfect!
 These are my favorites.
One Stop Bow Shop has the best bows ever, and they are so perfect!
We also picked up this rainbow bow, and y'all I just love it so much!
Nataleigh is our precious rainbow baby.
We miscarried between Nataleigh & Carson, and it was a deeply dark time for our family. We have a sweet baby in Heaven who we love so much, but God, in His great goodness, knew that this was the sweet addition that we needed. He put the perfect, spunky girl into our lives right when we needed her the most. God is so good. 

Bonus Question: What is your favorite Spring/Summer Shoe

I made some decisions this week, and unfortunately Tory Burch didn't come home with me. Those Birks did, however, and I love them. No shame in my Birkenstock game!!

Have a great Wednesday

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Show & Tell Tuesday: Grown Up Parties

It's Show & Tell Tuesday, and today I'm linking up with Andrea to share a little about Grown-Up Parties!
Here are some upcoming topics if you want to join us!
A few weeks ago we shared about kids' parties HERE!
A couple of my favorite grown-up parties I haven't actually thrown, but I'm hoping to throw some like these soon with our friends!

--Painting Parties--

My sweet friend Amanda hosted a painting party for some of her friends last year, and it was so much fun!
We painted. We gabbed. We just had way too much fun! 
Masterpiece Mixers  made this so much fun, and my friend Amanda {seated to the left of me with the red canvas} was such an awesome hostess. I'm hoping to get some girl friends together for another great night painting!


This is where it is at!!
My friend Sarah has hosted us and several of her other friends for a Thanksgiving-inspired get-together, and it is just a FUN night spent laughing. It's so much fun that photos aren't taken because we are literally just having a blast. She does a couple of things so well when hosting this that I felt they needed sharing.
  1. She hires a babysitter. We all have mostly small kids, and we want to enjoy the night too. She hires a sitter, buys the kids pizza, and lets them just enjoy playing together all night!
  2. She & her hubby provide the meats, and the rest of the guests bring the sides. 
  3. She sets up tables throughout her house, so there is plenty of seating.
  4. She sends out the cutest e-cards, so she knows exactly who all is coming.
These are some examples of Friendsgiving cards..
 That buffalo check though!!
So cute & simple!

I'm hoping to host a similar Fall Feast this Fall for our friends too.

I cannot wait to check out some fellow blogger's fun grown-up party ideas, and please leave a comment to let me know what I'm missing!

Happy Tuesday

If you've missed any of our other Show & Tell Tuesday posts, then catch up here..