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Old Navy Try-On

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Old Navy Try-On // Life on Shady Lane blog

Old Navy Try-On : So many great (affordable) finds!  (This post may contain affiliate links) Old Navy is always one of my go-to’s when I’m looking for affordable, cute clothes. I stopped by this weekend to check out what they had for Fall, and I was not disappointed! Anyone else on the hunt for some new Fall stuff!? PS: there are links to buy under each image, or there’s a sliding carousel at the bottom of the post. If you…

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Fall Picks from Rack Room Shoes

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Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a celebration for the Grand Opening of Rack Room Shoes at Legends Outlets. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own.  Fall is my favorite season, and every year I find myself eyeing new Fall shoes before the weather turns chilly. It’s smart to be prepared, right?! ;) So when I found out a new Rack Room Shoes was opening up in my area, you better believe I was excited. They…

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2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks

1/Fleece Pullover 2/Booties3/Camo Jacket4/Long Cardigan5/Nubby Cardigan6/Straight Leg Crop Jeans7/Balloon Sleeve Sweater8/Long Sleeve Tee9/Leopard Slides10/Sunflare Earrings11/Ribbed Cardigan12/Rose Converse13/Wrap Cardigan14/Wedge Boots15/Voluspa Candles16/Skinny Jeans It’s Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale time! I’m sharing my top picks – there are so many good deals right now. This week is still “early access” – prices are super low…but that also means things sell out super fast. They are typically restocked, though, so if something is sold out just keep checking back! ;) I’m linking everything below so you…

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A Drive-In Movie with Toyota

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A Drive-In Movie night with Toyota; fun summer activities to do with kids

A Drive-In Movie with Toyota: Henry’s first trip to the movies!  Thank you so much to Toyota for sponsoring this post!  I have been looking forward to taking Henry to his very first movie for a LONG time, but he doesn’t sit still for long, so I was always worried that we’d have to leave the theater after about 15 minutes. Enter: the drive-in. I don’t know how I hadn’t thought of it before, but an outdoor movie is genius…

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DockATot Grand Review

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DockATot Grand Review: my thoughts on the lounger for older babies and toddlers

DockATot Grand Review –  my thoughts on the lounger for older babies and toddlers When Ruby was just a few weeks old, I posted about her first DockATot [here]. We loved it so much that when she outgrew it, I knew I wanted to get the DockATot Grand next. The Grand size is for older babies and toddlers, aged 9-36 months. When the Grand showed up on our front porch, I laughed…it looked HUGE compared to the smaller version. But we…

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Favorite Summer Shoes

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Top 5 Summer Shoes // The best affordable shoes to get you through Summer

My Top 5 Favorite Summer Shoes // The best affordable shoes to get you through Summer At the beginning of the Spring/Summer season, I went through all of my clothes and shoes and created a “capsule” wardrobe. I’m putting that in quotes because, well, that was the first time I had attempted a capsule wardrobe and I’m pretty certain I still have a few too many pieces. I will say, though, that I cut out a TON of unnecessary clothes…

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Friday Favorites

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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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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Holiday Gift Guide – For Her

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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

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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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Mom Hack: A Shopping Cart Hammock

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Mom hack: A shopping cart hammock for baby so there's more room in the cart for your groceries and Target "essentials" like coffee...and wine!

Mom hack: A shopping cart hammock for baby so there’s more room in the cart for your groceries and Target “essentials” like coffee…and wine!  This post may contain affiliate links Before Ruby was born, I shared a roundup of our tried and true baby gear must-haves…and included a few items that I hadn’t tried yet but was excited to. You can see the whole roundup [here] and my review of the DockATot [here]. I’m back with another review today –…

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