As we’re making our first home more “lived in,” I’m finally getting around to take pictures to show you how we’re decorating our home. I know quite a few people want me to do a home tour, so you can just check out all the posts as we’re sharing through the following category: Charming Home or Our First Home.
Main Living Area
Couches: Rooms To Go
Coffee Table: Rooms To Go
Pillow Covers: Assorted Etsy shops
Yellow Blankets: Target
White Plush Blanket: Bed, Bath & Beyond
Entertainment Console: Target
Scarf Valances: Bed, Bath & Beyond
Back Wall Area
Lamp Base: Target
Lamp Shade: Ballard Designs Outlet
I have briefly mentioned before, that Natasha from 1BrokeGirl did a Different Bloggers, Different Faiths series during Lent. I participated myself and my post went live on Good Friday. I just wanted to share some experts from my post and then the entire series because I thoroughly loved it. I know I love my faith and it’s my rock in my life so I enjoyed reading about the faith and foundation for others’ lives.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m a practicing Roman Catholic, and I have been since I got Confirmed in 2007. I talk a little bit about what a normal week in my faith could look like, special celebrations, tangible items that are important to me and my faith, why my religion is special to me, and a few resources.
You can read about all of that in detail but here is what I said for why my religion in special to me:
Though, I was Baptized Catholic, I was also in a way a convert. Going nowhere fast in my public school, I transferred to a private Catholic school my sophomore year of high school. It was a slow process, but I eventually became a dedicated and motivated member of the Catholic Church my senior year of high school. I was so in love with Christ and my faith that I wanted to be a missionary (ended up not working out). I did however get involved with my college Catholic ministry and this is where I met my husband. We love Catholicism for many reasons but to sum it up: we obviously believe in all of it’s tenets, but we also love that the Church and the faith is universal (in fact, that is what “Catholic” stands for). I have been to Mass in many different countries though there are a few differences, the majority of it stays the same. I go to France and though I speak little French, including the necessary “Je suis Americain” when attending a French Mass, I am still well aware of what is going on and I’m with family. We just love that!
Of Course, there is always the beautiful feeling of wholeness and hope when someone believes in something higher than themselves, regardless of the name on the Church’s sign.
And here is the rest of the series:
Fun news! Annie from The Ranting Latina and I are teaming up to bring you monthly weeklong series. The hope is to help educate and engage with audiences on various topics. BUT we need the help of the pros (cough cough bloggers) who are pretty well-versed on these topics. Here is some more information, including the sign up form after it.
Why I liked men’s wedding bands at Angara?
A post written for The Charming
Men are often overlooked in the jewelry section. There are exceptional options available for her wedding jewelry but when it comes about wedding bands for him, there are only countable options. So this post is for all those who are looking for smart men’s wedding bands. I’m not getting married but I focused on men’s rings because a friend of mine is planning a summer wedding and I witnessed her struggling for perfect wedding band for her man. So I got to know Angara through her. The couple has ordered their wedding rings from the online jeweler. She showed me the picture and explained how the store made their shopping so simple and memorable.
So I’ve checked this web store and honestly I can recommend it to all of you who are trying to get a really nice piece of jewelry within their wedding budget. You can find everything that sparkles at Angara. Diamond, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanites are just to name a few gemstone options available in four different qualities. They have some awesome customization options: metal, stone grade and engraving.
And not to mention the men’s wedding ring section was all decked with smart and robust images. Even if your man doesn’t like to wear jewelry, he won’t mind to get a ring from Angara. The styles offered by the store include polished and rugged finish bands, and those studded with gemstones or sculpted. They range in pries and you can even opt for matching ring options. Surely, Angara makes jewelry shopping a memorable experience for all. And I can’t deny the fact that my friend is very happy to have those bands to mark the beginning of her new life.