Monday, May 28, 2012

From the Office of Ashley Shelley.

We've had quite a productive weekend. Since we haven't been home for many weekends at all in the past couple months, we've definitely taken advantage of this long one. It's been FABULOUS.

We went out on a date to a lovely, fancy Italian place using a gift card we got for Christmas. (Yes, it was about time we used that thing.) If you live in the Raleigh area, Cafe Tiramisu is the place to go! But you will probably need a reservation so don't just pop on over there, haha.

We got some SLEEP, finally. We worked out. We went to the pool. Got to hang out with my bro who's home from college. (YAY) We got to fellowship with believers and then minister at a retirement village on Sunday. It's been such a good break.

But the main reason it was productive is because we got to CLEAN our messy apartment. But not just clean - organize. There's definitely a difference. 

While I was organizing in our bedroom, Jordan surprised me by completely cleaning out the nook area that's attached to our kitchen. It's been used for random items - guitar stuff, card table & chairs, and lots of things that we just needed to go through. 

Well Jordan took that little space and made it into "my office". :) 

There was already a desk here that was cluttered with items. Now, it is the home of our new desktop computer! Ahhh I'm so excited!

Let me tell you about its awesomeness. It's one of those all-in-one computers that doesn't have a tower or anything. It's a Lenovo. There are hardly any cords. The screen is big. It's also touch screen. (Which although unnecessary, is actually really nice!) It's cool to use a mouse now which I'm only used to doing at work. It is all beautiful

Jordan told me that there is one condition with this office though....I have to actually BLOG. Haha. Remember this post about my man wanting me to blog? He is such an excellent blog supporter. He and my mom have been pleading with me to blog lately so HERE IT IS. :) Thanks to finally being home and my new office! He even told the guy at Best Buy about the blog and how I love to write. Have I declared to the world recently how much I love this man??? I LOVE THIS MAN.

Here's my little space thus far.

I got that little drawer thing for the printer at The Container Store along with a couple of other desk items. I sure do love that place. Just breathing the air in there makes me feel more organized.

I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend too! Here's to hoping this is the end of my blogging lull! :)



  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Ours was very similar... the pool and working out part that is.

    Love your little office desk area. Nothing like having your little designated area to help get the creative juices going. I look forward to more posts!!

    Have a great day :)

  2. The Container Store is a dangerous place! I've been twice in the last week!! What a sweet husband you have!

  3. I am totally obsessed with the Container Store, and I am loving that your man is so blog-supportive! Keeper, for sure. ;)

    Keep Shining,

  4. Love your new space. I need to clean up and organize my whole space this summer after the school year. Enjoy your new computer!

  5. i just recently started following you and wanted to leave you a short comment! I love your little office and have all kinds of pinterest inspirations for converting my guest room closet into my office space :-) Keep on blogging, Im enjoying reading!

  6. Yayyy! Being organized is the best feeling ever! So excited to see more posts from you Ashley! Missed ya!

  7. I'm glad ure going to be blogging more. I just added ur blog and absolutely love it! Your new space is super cute and I'm inspired. There's a new container store coming soon to my neighborhood and im so excited !

  8. Hi Ashley, I have no idea how I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago, at a time when I feeling really lonely and needing encouragement and God really used you and your beautiful story to speak into my life. I always greatly look forward to seeing your write again and reading your blogs! You speak with such Godly conviction about things that people don't always know how to (or want to) address, but that people need to hear I just wanted to encourage you that you and your journey has spoken to me and God IS using you and this blog to speak to His people...and probably to those who do not know Him as well. I hope that one day God Blesses me with a husband who honours Him and respects me in a way similar to how your husband honours and respects you. May God continue to bless you in your marriage and in your blog writing! Remember you are not writing for you but for HIM and to bring glory to His name...and you are! keep it up! and God Bless, Ashley, from Ontario, Canada <3

  9. So while google searching for something else, I stumbled upon your blog and I'm SO glad I did. First of all, I also live in the Raleigh area and I always enjoy finding people who have that in common with me. Also, I had been thinking a lot lately about how I wanted to find some more Christian blogs to follow. I enjoy all the blogs I follow, but it's nice to get that encouragement and truth that comes from the blogs of fellow believers. You have a new follower!

  10. Welcome back! What a wonderful blessing to have such a supportive husband :-). Your little nook looks great so far - and what a very neat new computer too!

  11. this is awesome!! I love that he is so supportive :) I also like your style.. I have lots of blue mason jars and that same lamp!



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