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April 2017

A New Rug and Table for our Porch

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A New Rug and Table for our Porch via Life on Shady Lane blog

Happy FRIDAY! It has been rainy and cold here all day today, but I decided to try and combat the “rainy day blues” by sprucing up our screened in porch just a little bit. I realized that I haven’t shown our porch in a LONG time (you can see the last post [here]) and I wanted to show you how it looks now. It still needs some pretty decor, but we’re getting there! A few weeks ago, I found a…

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Less Screen Time, More Play Time (+ a Giveaway!)

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#BabyLove: My Toddler Life ( a book + giveaway!) via Life on Shady Lane blog

Henry is getting to a stage where he really loves reading. He enjoyed it in the past, but for example when I’d take him to Story Time at our local library, he was more interested in the bubbles and blocks that he got to play with. While he still loves that part of Story Time, I have been noticing that he is more and more interested in the actual books. Earlier today, he even ran to his room and came…

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Cozy, Charming Cottages

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The other day I shared a photo over on Instagram of a pink front door with wisteria growing all around it, and I was so obsessed and inspired that I started looking up more pink doors on Pinterest…(Follow me on Instagram [here] and Pinterest [here]!). And suddenly I fell into the deep, dark wormhole that is Pinterest. Does that ever happen to anyone else? You start looking at one thing, find another, and then all of a sudden you find…

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An Upstairs Update

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Upstairs Update via Life on Shady Lane blog

I realized today that I’ve gone an entire week without updating you on what we’ve been up to lately in regards to the upstairs of our home. We do so much work updating and renovating this house along with the usual homeowner-related stuff like mowing, gardening, etc. that sometimes I forget to share the small, un-exciting projects. So today I don’t have an overly exciting post for you, but I wanted to let you know that we ARE continuing to work…

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Henry’s Room: New paint + Clean Carpet!

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Henry's Bedroom: New paint and clean carpet!

Happy Friday-EVE! This entire week I’ve felt like it was one day ahead of what it actually was. So today it feels like it should be Friday…but I guess I have to wait a little longer for the weekend. ;) Home projects tend to move a little slowly when you have a toddler running around the house, so it’s been a while since I shared an update on the bedrooms upstairs. I just finished painting the master bedroom ceiling, so…

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Introducing: Shady Lane Homes

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Shady Lane Homes

Several weeks ago I posted over on Instagram that we had some huge, huge news to share. I didn’t realize how much interest and curiosity that would bring about, but goodness…you guys were FULL of questions! There were quite a few assumptions and predictions and trust me, I really wanted to share the news right then and there…but for reasons beyond our control (negotiations, final steps) we had to wait. And wait. And wait. But today, I am so beyond excited that we…

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DIY Healthy Hair Oil

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DIY Healthy Hair Oil via Life on Shady Lane blog

Thank you to Infinity Jars for sponsoring this post! Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We spent ours doing all the fun things we could think of: antiquing, the zoo, a patio lunch, a movie at home, church, and gardening. So needless to say I needed a big cup of coffee this morning to get back into the weekday groove. I’m finally getting around to sharing the last of my 3-part mini series with Infinity Jars. You can…

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Affordable (and Pretty!) Bathroom Faucets

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Affordable and Pretty Bathroom Faucets via Life on Shady Lane blog

You know how sometimes you go into a store with something specific in mind and realize there’s only one option that is somewhat similar to what you pictured in your head? That’s been my experience when looking for bathroom faucets so far, although I have a few different ideas of what I like. I just know I want something different. And the stores I’ve been in either had nothing different, or there was like one faucet that I kind of, sort of…

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Our Upstairs Bathroom: Before

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Our Upstairs Bathroom: Before via Life on Shady Lane blog

Ok guys, are you ready to see the scariest thing I’ve ever shown on my blog? Brace yourselves. Introducing: our upstairs bathroom. I showed you our two upstairs bedrooms [here] and [here], but before then I had never shown ANY of the upstairs of our home. The entire year and a half we’ve lived here, we have lived solely on the main floor. We still have some work to do on the main floor, but we have decided to finally…

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Then and Now: The Kitchen

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Then and Now: The Kitchen via Life on Shady Lane blog

The other day I started a fun new series here on the blog called “Then and Now.” I started with our living room [here] and it was so fun to look back at the changes that we’ve made and all of the work that we have put in. Today we’re moving to the next room as you walk through the house: our kitchen. Side note: I’ve mentioned before that this room is so dang hard to photograph because it doesn’t…

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DIY Lavender Linen Spray

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DIY Lavender Linen Spray via Life on Shady Lane blog

Thank you to Infinity Jars for sponsoring this post! The other day I shared my recipe for a DIY Coconut oil and lemon sugar scrub [here]. I mentioned in that post that I was going to do a three part mini-series of DIY recipes, all with Infinity Jars, so today is part two of that series! You know how when you go into fancy home decor or bath/body stores, they always seem to have those amazing smelling sprays for your…

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Then and Now: Our Living Room

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Then and Now: Our Living Room

Happy APRIL! Hopefully this means warmer weather is on the way. ;) Sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed when living in a fixer upper. We look around and realize how much work still needs to be done on updating our home while still trying to fit in everyday chores like laundry, washing dishes, mopping the floor, cleaning windows, and scrubbing the toilet. Oh and then there are things like working and raising a toddler. It’s a lot! But when I…

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