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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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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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DIY Coconut Oil + Lemon Sugar Scrub

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DIY Coconut Oil + Lemon Sugar Scrub via Life on Shady Lane blog

Thank you to Infinity Jars for sponsoring this post! Every year when Spring rolls around, I get the urge to freshen up my home by doing some Spring cleaning and adding in some fresh Spring decor (plants, plants, and more plants!). But this year, as the temperatures sloooowly start to warm up (I’m emphasizing the word “slowly” because I’ve been freezing all week – this girl needs sunshine), I have been getting more into creating natural products for our home.…

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The Best Farmhouse Range Hoods

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The Best Farmhouse Rangehoods via Life on Shady Lane blog

I was thinking earlier this morning about how we’re coming up on ONE WHOLE YEAR without a microwave. We took ours out on Easter day last year, threw it away (it was ancient), and have never looked back. I remember before I took it out and was considering not purchasing a new one, a couple people told me that I’d want “need” a microwave. But I was determined not to buy a new one. And guess what? I don’t even…

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Toddler Bedroom Inspiration

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Toddler Bedroom Inspiration

The upstairs of our home has two bedrooms and a bathroom. I showed some before photos of what will be our “master bedroom” the other day [here], and I’m already looking forward to finishing that room and decorating it. However, what I’ve been MOST excited about is decorating the 2nd bedroom – it will be Henry’s room! And let’s be real, kids rooms are just more fun. That’s the way it should be right? They’re for KIDS! I go back…

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Block Wall Foundation Repair

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Foundation repair via Life on Shady Lane blog

In case any of you ever were under the impression that life in a fixer upper is glamorous (I’m not sure who would think that, but just in case)…I’d like to share a few “real life” photos with you today. There is a small storage room off of our garage, and when we moved into the house we noticed that one of the cinder block walls in that room was bowing out just a little bit. We figured that it would…

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How to Create a Modern Farmhouse Bathroom

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How to create a Modern Farmhouse Bathroom via Life on Shady Lane blog

When I think back on the past year, it absolutely amazes me how much work we have been able to do on our fixer upper. It was in rough shape when we bought it and now it really does feel like our home. A little fun fact: we bought the house without ever having stepped foot in it. I’m not kidding – we Facetimed (from our apartment in Las Vegas) with our parents as our realtor walked them through it, and I literally said…

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Staircase Gallery Wall Inspiration

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Have you ever heard someone say that, in order to create a home that feels personal, unique, and truly you, yet still beautiful and functional, you should be a collector? Meaning that you should not worry so much about buying matching pieces and decorating an entire room all at once, but instead buy things that you really love one by one, whenever you find them. The theory is that in doing this, you’ll create a home that automatically feels cohesive because everything in…

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Gift Guide: for the Home Chef

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Gift Guide - for the Home Chef

Today’s gift guide is for all of those people on your list who love to cook and bake. Sometimes it’s so nice to be able to put together a special meal at home rather than going out and paying someone else to make it for you, isn’t it? There’s just something to be said about creating your own dishes. All of the gifts on this list are things that make cooking and baking at home better. More convenient, more fun,…

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Gift Guide: for the Entertainer

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Gift Guide: For the Entertainer - via Life on Shady Lane blog

Yesterday I shared a roundup of some of my favorite gifts for the home lover, and today…I’ve got a bunch of gift ideas for friends and family who like to entertain! Having people over for dinner or just to hang out is one of my favorite things to do. All of these gifts are perfect for that, and they’re especially useful during the holidays when friends and family tend to gather together a lot. Copper plated corkscrew | Grinder set | Acacia wood…

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Gift Guide: for the Home Lover

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Gift Guide: for the Home Lover via Life on Shady Lane blog

If you’re anything like me, you’re lucky if you’ve purchased even one Christmas gift by this time. It’s so difficult to choose gifts that are meaningful, and not just “stuff”! In an attempt to make gift-giving easier, I’ve put together a roundup of gifts for the home lover: people who love home decor, getting cozy during the cold winter months, or just hanging out at home. I’ll put together additional gift guides between now and Christmas, but wanted to start…

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DIY Rustic Farmhouse Coffee Table

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DIY rustic farmhouse coffee table with FREE printable directions - via Life on Shady Lane blog

We needed a table for our basement renovation/man cave but couldn’t find exactly what we wanted, so we decided to just build one ourselves using some redwood posts we already had on hand! We wanted something sturdy and substantial, and that’s exactly what this is. It would be perfect in any living room, but works especially well in a room that gets a lot of use, because it is so sturdy. It turned out really well and looks so great in the…

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DIY Pinecone Ornaments

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DIY pinecone ornaments via Life on Shady Lane blog

This year for Christmas, I only decorated the top 2/3 of our tree…and I only wanted to use shatter-proof ornaments. Henry’s little hands move far too fast for me to be able to keep him away from the tree at all times, and I just wanted to keep him safe. So, I opted to leave all “special” ornaments in storage for this year, and just went with gold and white shatterproof ball ornaments. But when I was finished decorating the tree,…

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Cyber Monday Home Deals

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Cyber Monday - Neutral Home Decor via Life on Shady Lane blog

I didn’t go shopping on Black Friday…I used to go every year, but this year I prioritized sleep over hitting the stores at 4 in the morning. #momlife ;) SO, today I’ve been checking out all of the Cyber Monday deals. It’s much more convenient to shop from the comfort of your own couch, right?! I wanted to share my finds with you all – there are some great ones out there! Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite…

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