Monthly Archives

December 2015

How to Whitewash a Brick Fireplace

- Projects + Inspiration

I have been meaning to get to this post for days weeks. I’m still trying to figure out this whole motherhood thing, and sometimes (quite often), finding the time to write a blog post is a little difficult. However, right now, baby Henry is taking a nap and I have a few minutes to myself. Woohoo! We knew we wanted to makeover our fireplace as part of our home’s “renovation” and after considering all options (tiling over it, painting it, etc.),…

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Apple Pie Bourbon

- Drinks, Food + Drink

Infused booze seems to be the “in” thing these days – I see it everywhere! I wanted to attempt to make my own, and decided to go with fall flavors: apple, cinnamon, and vanilla. Actually, I really wanted something that would pair well with apple cider because, hello, it’s delicious. Apple cider with alcohol in it? Win-win. This recipe will fill two mason jars. I gave mine as gifts along with some apple cider…but I think it would be good on…

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Merry Christmas!

- Etc.

Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday is as sweet as baby Henry’s dreams. ;) Don’t forget that you can sign up to receive my emails – I send one out every time I publish a new post, so you’ll never miss out on anything that’s happening on Shady Lane! There’s a sign up form at the very top of the page. Let me know if you need any help! Also, be sure and check me out on Instagram, Twitter, and follow me on Bloglovin’…

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

- Projects + Inspiration

Before we even moved into our home, I knew that I would be painting the kitchen cabinets. They were oak and just made the kitchen feel dated. We have lived here for a few months now but with the arrival of the baby and our other projects, we just hadn’t had time to get to the kitchen cabinets yet. So about a week ago I finally had a minute of free time and decided to just go for it. It…

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How to Remove Sliding Shower Doors

- Projects + Inspiration

OK can we just talk about sliding shower doors for a second? WHY do they have to be so disgusting? I’m sure they’re great when they are brand new, but they are absolutely impossible to keep clean after that. I’m convinced they should have never been invented…or at least someone should have come up with something a little less awful. *EDIT: This has, by far, been my post popular blog post and the most pinned image on Pinterest. Thank you…

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