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DIY Floral Hoop Wall

- Projects + Inspiration
DIY Floral Hoop Wall - quick and easy Spring decorating that makes a big statement!

A simple and pretty DIY floral hoop wall – perfect Spring decor that can transition well into Summer.  Is anyone else dealing with chilly Spring weather?! It’s rainy and cloudy here today and, while typically I don’t mind the rain…I am SO ready for warmer temps already. It is APRIL…and I’m still cold! PS: I’m guest posting over on Sinkology’s blog today, as well! Despite the chill in the air, I have been doing some Spring decorating around our house.…

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Upstairs Bathroom: Countertops and a Copper Sink

- Home
Modern farmhouse bathroom, copper bathroom sink and granite countertops

An update on our upstairs bathroom – we now have a copper sink and granite countertops! A few weeks ago, we got to do something I have always wanted to do: walk through a countertop warehouse and choose our own granite slab. I found a piece of quartz that I LOVED, but had to keep in mind the aesthetics of the rest of the bathroom. I’ll put the quartz in my future kitchen. ;) You can see my last update…

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SLH: Our First House is Finished!

- Shady Lane Homes
Modern farmhouse home with neutral paint colors, shiplap, and a kitchen that dreams are made of

Remember the last time I posted about this house? If not, you can check it out [here]. It’s finally FINISHED! I wanted to share the final photos with you guys today. We’ve shared quite a bit over on Instagram, but if you don’t follow us there, then you haven’t seen an update in quite a while! PS: A website for Shady Lane Homes is in the works, but for now everything is just living on a tab here on my…

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Friday Favorites

- Style + Motherhood

Happy FRIDAY, friends! I’m sharing a quick blog post today with my “Friday Favorites” – just some things I’ve been loving this week! I hope you have a great weekend! Favorite Clothing + Shoes I shared a little about Target’s new line, Universal Thread, over on Instagram this week. I may share a full try-on post at some point (let me know if you’d like me to), but wanted to include a couple of pieces in my favorites for the…

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Upstairs Bathroom: Shiplap, Tub, Flooring, and Vanity

- Home
Upstairs Bathroom: Shiplap, Tub, Flooring, and Vanity

Our upstairs bathroom: shiplap, tub, flooring, and vanity – so many updates, and so close to the finish line! HOLY cow, you guys, it has been so long since I posted an update on our upstairs bathroom. You can see how it looked in my last post [here]. If you’re new around here, let me tell you a little about how our home renovations go: I dream up an idea, my husband, Brandon, does the heavy lifting (and demo, re-build,…

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My all time favorite (kid friendly!) rug

- Home
My all time favorite (kid friendly!) rug - it's machine washable!

My all time favorite (kid friendly!) rug is seriously the best rug you’ll ever have in your home This post may contain affiliate links Our home has all hardwood floors, and I love them. BUT, I also love area rugs for cozying up our home…and especially with little kids, rugs are so necessary. They’re a soft space to lay down, stretch out, learn to roll over and crawl…a must-have, in my book. And while rugs are a whole lot easier…

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A 2017 Recap + Goals for the New Year

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Maternity photoshoot with a toddler || Pregnancy announcement

A 2017 Recap + Goals for the New Year  At the beginning of 2017, I wrote a post about our 2017 Home Goals. I had completely forgotten about the post until about  a week ago while thinking about things I wanted to accomplish in 2018. So I went back and read it, and guess how many of those home goals we accomplished in 2017? Zero. Whoops.  My only explanation for that? Life. In 2017, big things happened. My husband started a…

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

- Style + Motherhood
Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

For all of you last minute shoppers, fear not! There’s still time to find the perfect Christmas gift for everyone on your list, thanks to super-fast shipping! I’ve listed several great last minute Christmas gift ideas below, but let me know if there is something specific that you’re looking for that’s not on the list! These sweatshirts are oversized, SO cute, and perfect for wearing with leggings. Order by 12/21 to get it by Christmas Eve! The Amazon Echo would…

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Organic Cotton Baby Carrier

- Style + Motherhood

With two little ones, life is crazier than ever. I need two hands to be able to take care of a toddler AND a newborn – so a baby carrier is definitely a must. There are so many on the market, it can be hard to find one you love. BUT once I found this blush pink organic cotton baby carrier, I was instantly in love. It’s super soft, allows me to chase after my toddler, and is the prettiest…

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Free Shipping Friday

- Style + Motherhood
Free Shipping Friday - Get your last minute Christmas shopping done TODAY!

Hi guys! Happy FRIDAY! It’s the best day of the week…but today it’s even BETTER because it’s Free Shipping Friday! I’m putting together a list of retailers participating in FSF below, and will add more as I find them. Stay tuned, and happy shopping! Amazon Anthropologie – 25% off your total order PLUS free shipping! TJ Maxx Macy’s Sur La Table UGG Ulta Beauty Victoria’s Secret Shoes.com Free People Target – free shipping until 12/20! Superdry JCPenney Nordstrom – free delivery by Christmas…

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The Best Baby Swaddle

- Style + Motherhood
The Best Baby Swaddle - Ollie//The Smarter Swaddle

The best baby swaddle for your little one! This post may contain affiliate links Both times we brought our babies home from the hospital, we were given a swaddle from our nurses. I love how cozy baby is all wrapped up in a little cocoon, and when they’re brand new, having their arms down by their sides inside of the swaddle prevents that startle reflex from waking them up in the middle of the night (now their tiny hungry tummies…that’s…

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Holiday Gift Guide – For Baby and Toddler

- Style + Motherhood
The ultimate Christmas gift guide for baby and toddler

The ultimate Christmas gift guide for baby and toddler A few days ago I posted a Holiday Gift Guide – For Her, and today I thought I’d share my Holiday Gift Guide – For Baby and Toddler. I have a two year old and a two month old, and I always struggle to find things for them that they’ll love and actually use. Plus, I try to keep the clutter to a minimum in our house, so I’m especially careful…

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Hydrangea Wreath with Copper Accents

- Projects + Inspiration
Hydrangea Wreath with Copper Accents

This hydrangea wreath with copper accents will make the perfect addition to your home for the holidays!  This post may contain affiliate links At the beginning of September, I talked about drying limelight hydrangeas [here] and mentioned that I was planning on using them for a wreath later on in the Fall. I used the hydrangeas throughout my home for my Fall décor [here], but now that I’m changing things up around here, I thought I’d finally use them to…

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Holiday Gift Guide – For Her

- Style + Motherhood
The ultimate holiday gift guide - for her // Perfect Christmas gifts for all of the women in your life!

In honor of the biggest shopping day of the year (BLACK FRIDAY!), I’ve put together a Holiday Gift Guide – For Her.  I always feel a little funny when I create a gift guide “for her” because, well, it’s basically my own wishlist. ;) BUT all of these items are things I love, some of them I already own! There’s something for just about every woman in your life, too, so hopefully this gift guide makes your Christmas shopping easy. This…

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Where a Kid Can be a Kid

- Style + Motherhood
Chuck E. Cheese's: Where a Kid can be a Kid

This post is sponsored, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.  When I was a kid, I remember going to a few birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese’s. It was like the ultimate birthday spot for a kid: pizza, games, and prizes. So the other day when I was invited to attend a grand re-opening at a Chuck E. Cheese’s, I knew we had to take Henry. I mean, it had probably been over 25 years since I stepped…

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