Monthly Archives

August 2015

Bumpdate: 32 Weeks

- Style + Motherhood

How Far Along: 32 weeks Gender: Baby boy Total Weight Gain: About 25 lbs Maternity Clothes: YES definitely – almost everything I’m wearing these days is maternity, unless it’s a jacket, yoga pants, or Brandon’s t-shirt. The shirt I’m wearing in this post is from Motherhood Maternity, and the jeans are Fade to Blue (I got both at Macy’s!). Sleep: I had the worst night’s sleep I’ve had this entire pregnancy on Sunday night. I think I slept for about five minutes total – awful! Miss Anything: Sleep…

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Haint Blue

- Home

I mentioned the other day that we are not settled into our new home quite yet – in fact, half of our stuff is in Missouri, and half is in Nevada. So, for now we have two homes. I am so looking forward to settling into the new house and making it our own that Pinterest has basically become an addiction. There are so.many.IDEAS.  The other night while perusing for ways to make our porch feel more homey, I came across a…

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Nursery Inspiration

- Projects + Inspiration, Shop, Style + Motherhood

While we’re not exactly not at all settled in one place just yet, I’ve been thinking about this baby’s nursery for quite some time and can’t wait to get it all put together. I only have 8 weeks to go, so I’m not very confident that it will be put together before he gets here, but the good news is that he can sleep in our room in a bassinet for a while. Plus, all of this time to plan has…

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Bumpdate: 31 Weeks

- Style + Motherhood

Chambray Dress: Motherhood Maternity (PS It’s on sale right now!!) How Far Along: 31 weeks (32 on Thursday!) Gender: Baby boy Total Weight Gain: About 25 lbs Maternity Clothes: In my 28 week update, I mentioned that I hadn’t purchased many maternity pieces. WELL, that went out the window just a little bit, because I couldn’t stand it any longer. The chambray dress I’m wearing in this post is from Motherhood and is super comfy. Sleep: I am waking up about 10 times a night, so…

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Fall Florals

- Home

This morning it was 60 degrees here in Reno, and that weather, coupled with the smell of pumpkin coffee brewing, made me so excited for Fall. I can’t wait to be able to wear boots and sweaters…and decorate with all of those pretty Fall colors. Pinterest is brimming with fashion & decor ideas, and I can’t stop looking at all of the Fall florals – I love the rich colors and natural, woodsy aspects. Here is a little inspiration for…

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Stylish Diaper Bags

- Style + Motherhood

I have been on the hunt for a stylish (and functional!) diaper bag for a while now, and let me tell you…the search has not been easy. Everything I have found has been either super-functional, but not very attractive, or stylish…and not functional at all. After a lot of searching, here is my roundup from around the web of some of my most favorite options: Tim and Leslie Metro Messenger / 2. OiOi Jungle Leather Satchel / 3. Petunia Pickle Bottom City Carryall / 4. Skip Hop Limited Edition Duo / 5. Ju-Ju-Be…

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Moving Weekend, in Pictures

- Behind the Scenes, Etc., Home

First things first: WE FINALLY HAVE KEYS TO OUR NEW HOME! Also, let me just say as a sidenote that being pregnant is the best thing you can ever do while moving. I carried two (very small) boxes and otherwise just directed where things should go – everyone kept telling me to “go inside and sit down.” I guess that’s a good thing, though, seeing as how these days a trip up a flight of stairs makes me feel like I’ve…

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30 Weeks Pregnant

- Style + Motherhood

You know those days when you have to force yourself to “look on the bright side” ? This WEEK has been “one of those days.” We’ve been attempting to close on our house and, of course, things never go as planned (missed signatures on paperwork, delayed flights, etc.)…but we can’t wait to finally get those keys in our hands! PS: I realized that a TON of my blog posts were missing photos – somehow I must have deleted them. So…

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Major Kitchen Inspiration

- Projects + Inspiration

It is officially closing week! We close on our new house on Thursday, and I have been feverishly pinning images and researching projects for design inspiration. It took us about six months of searching (exhausting and maddening are two words that come to mind) but we finally found the house. Without even looking at it in person. Yes, you read that right. We decided to make one of life’s biggest decisions based on photos on the internet and FaceTime video with our…

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Lake Tahoe

- Lake Tahoe, Travel

This past Saturday, we drove up to Lake Tahoe for the day. Neither of us had ever been, so we knew we wanted to visit as soon as we found out we were moving to Reno (it’s less than an hour drive!). We stopped to check out some little shops and then made our way to Squaw Valley for a late lunch. I have a feeling we will be going back – it’s so beautiful and there is just so much…

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Best Fall Booties

- Etc.

1. Minnetonka Liv Lace Up Western $69.95 | 2. Michael Antonio Malie $44.95 | 3. Carlos Santana Omega Wedge $79.95 | 4. Indigo Rd. Kenny $54.95 | 5. White Mountain Racket $59.95 | 6. Matisse Duke Western Chelsea $201.95 | 7. Steve Madden Kombat $69.94 | 8. Madden Girl Leopard Wedge $39.94 | 9. Qupid Wyatte-01 Combat $24.94 One of my favorite things about Fall is all of the shoe options that are available…and I am such a sucker for a cute bootie. Here are some of my top picks this year! Let me…

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Bumpdate: 29 Weeks

- Etc.

This week we went to Reno’s Hot August Nights, a classic car event held every August. It was fun to get out and about since we haven’t yet seen much of the city. I’m wearing the tanks + leggings that I talked about in this post. I couldn’t find a link to my duster, but you can find a similar one here. Follow Life on Shady Lane with Bloglovin’…

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Pregnancy Must-Haves

- Style + Motherhood

There haven’t been a ton of things I’ve felt that I absolutely NEEDED during this pregnancy. I’ve managed to make non-maternity clothes fit for a long time and I really didn’t have much morning sickness. However, here’s the list of items that I have found myself reaching for again and again in the past six months. 1.) This maternity tank is super-soft and comfortable. Plus, it’s affordable so you can buy ALL THE COLORS! Seriously though, when my belly got big enough that…

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Pregnancy Workouts

- Style + Motherhood

I definitely notice a difference in my physical capabilities when it comes to working out these days, and am trying really hard to listen to my body but still make an effort to get in some type of workout on a regular basis. I think it is crucial to continue moving throughout your pregnancy, not only for the health-aspect, but also because it just plain makes you feel better! And let’s be real, sometimes it can be difficult to feel great…

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Big, Huge NEWS!

- Home

As if we didn’t already have enough going on (a new baby coming soon, a move across the state)…we decided to add a little more to our plate and BUY A HOUSE! We’re still in “contract pending” status but we are scheduled to close in TEN days. Also, the house needs some work/updating. Which is what I love to do (and I am literally dreaming about paint colors and can’t stop Pinterest-ing), but like I mentioned…we have a baby coming in…

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