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Screened in Porch Door Makeover

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A quick and easy door makeover, teal exterior door and yellow house

Our screened in porch door got a makeover this weekend! If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have heard me talking about how I’ve been thinking about painting our front door pink. It’s a gutsy move, I guess, but not really…because it’s a super fast and super easy change! However, I just couldn’t bring myself to commit and decided to go with something a little more on the “safe” side – painting our screened in porch door. I…

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An Olive and Acacia Wood Men’s Watch

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*This post is sponsored by JORD Watches Happy FRIDAY! Does anyone else feel like shopping for men is so much more difficult than shopping for women? I’m not exactly sure why I feel that way – maybe it’s because the guys in my life tend to just go out and buy something if they really want it, whereas women don’t seem to do the same thing. Or maybe it’s just because I’m a girl, so I know what other girls…

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Fun Summer Activities to Keep your Toddler Busy!

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10 outdoor activities to do this summer with your toddler

Now that it’s warm, Henry is obsessed with playing outside. (He’s also figured out how to unlock and open our storm doors, too, so we’re looking for some kind of child-proofing solution so we don’t have to sit in the dark all day. But that’s another story!) He loves running around in the grass, collecting mulch in my watering can, picking my freshly planted flowers, and waving at cars. We have a swing and a little slide in our backyard…

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SLH: Ground Breaking

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SLH: Ground Breaking

This weekend was a REALLY busy one: it was not only Mother’s Day, but Shady Lane Homes broke ground on it’s VERY FIRST HOME! Things really start to feel real when there’s giant equipment on the lot digging out a hole for the foundation. Up until now, there hasn’t been any physical “proof” that a home is being built – but now, there’s no question, that’s for sure! Anyway, I just wanted to share a couple of photos with you from…

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My Favorite Magnolia Items

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The Best Items from Magnolia Market

Happy Friday & Happy Cinco de Mayo! Last Spring, Henry and I roadtripped to Texas with my parents. Brandon stayed home to work (poor guy) but he was probably glad he wasn’t able to make it. About three days into our trip, I came down with the flu while we were in San Antonio. The real flu, ya’ll. As in Influenza A. It’s not something I’d wish on anyone! But luckily my parents were there to help with Henry, and…

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Our Family is Growing!

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Maternity photoshoot with a toddler || Pregnancy announcement

Last night we went and took some family photos to announce some very, very exciting and special news. We’re EXPECTING! Our family of three will become a family of FOUR in September (or October if baby is late!) and we are over the moon excited. I contemplated waiting until Mother’s Day to announce my pregnancy, like I did with Henry. But after looking at these photos I decided I just couldn’t wait any longer! Top // Jeans (Similar) // Sunglasses // Sandals //…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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A Mother's Day Gift Guide for any special mom in your life

It’s MAY! That means warm weather is on its way right, right? ;) It has been raining non-stop here, but somebody once told me that “April Showers Bring May Flowers” sooo…I’m hoping for sunshine and flowers very soon. I hope you had a great May Day yesterday. Does anyone else remember celebrating May Day by leaving flowers on peoples porches as a kid? It’s a tradition that I’d like to continue with Henry when he gets older – I always loved…

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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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