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Tried and True Baby Gear Must Haves

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Tried and True Baby Gear Must Haves, Baby Gear Essentials

Tried and true baby gear must haves to help you through the first years of baby’s life This post may contain affiliate links Yesterday marked one week out from my due date, so I thought to celebrate I’d share a roundup of my most favorite baby items. Plus, I’m sharing a few things that I’m excited to try this second time around. We used every single thing on this roundup when Henry was a newborn, with the exception of the…

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Must Haves for New Moms: Fall Basics

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Must Haves for New Moms - Fall Basics

A roundup of must haves for new moms: fall basics // style edition This post may contain affiliate links With baby’s due date quickly approaching, I thought I would put together a roundup of basic fall must haves for new moms! I’m planning on putting together a roundup of must have products for baby + new moms as well, but I have been on the hunt for Fall basics recently and thought I’d share my finds! See below for links!…

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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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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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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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Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Toddlers

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Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Toddlers via Life on Shady Lane blog

I’ve been thinking about what I want to put in Henry’s Easter basket this year. We didn’t make one for him last year because, well, he wouldn’t have been excited about it anyway. He was only 6 months old! He’s got such a big personality now though and I know he would be excited to get some fun new things. When I think of an Easter basket, though, I always think of candy (jelly beans, chocolate bunnies). I don’t give…

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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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Favorite Beauty Basics

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Favorite Beauty Basics via Life on Shady Lane blog

Happy Friday friends! I apologize for the lag in blog posts – this past week was crazy busy! A few days ago I mentioned on Instagram that I was considering broadening my blog topics to include style and beauty. Home renovation and design are my biggest passions, but I want to challenge myself by including a wider range of topics. If you are subscribed to receive my emails and not interested at all in style or beauty, don’t worry! I’m…

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Stylish Baby Bibs + a Giveaway!

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Stylish Baby Bibs via Life on Shady Lane

When Henry was a newborn, we stocked up on bibs for him. They were those traditional, rounded ones that you see everywhere – and while they were cute for when he was a newborn, they weren’t quite cutting it at 10 months old. I had been looking everywhere for stylish, functional bibs that he couldn’t rip off immediately after I put them on. But I wasn’t having much luck. So when HappyBebe offered to send me some of their bibs to try…

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Father’s Day Photoshoot

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The other day I posted a picture on Instagram from a little photoshoot we did for Father’s Day. I was seriously tempted to post like, 20 of the pictures but decided I wouldn’t blow up your Instagram feeds like that, and instead would post them all together in a blog post! They’re too good not to share, and I love how Henry’s curious and sweet personality really shines through. Warning: Picture overload. ;) Don’t forget that you can sign up to…

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Spring Favorites

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This morning, I looked out in our back yard and realized that some of the flowers in our garden were starting to bloom. So, naturally, I’ve been rejoicing that it’s officially SPRING all day – the windows are open and I’m dreaming of an updated Spring wardrobe. Below are a few of the things I’m loving. I hope you’re celebrating Spring’s arrival, as well! 1. Tank Dress/2. Nolita Drops/ 3. Bee Allover Graphic T-Shirt/4. Crossbody/5. Cascade Fringe Vest/6. Illuminator/7. Floral High Low Sweater Don’t forget that you…

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Button Front Tunic + a Giveaway

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A big thanks to PinkBlush for sponsoring this post! This weekend was jam-packed: dinners with family, church, shopping, a fun brunch…and we definitely found a little time to just relax. I wore this flowy button-front tunic to dinner, but its perfect for just about anything since you can dress it up or down. I may or may not have already worn it several times since I got it! ;) I paired the top with black skinny jeans, black booties, and…

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Introducing Baby Henry!

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I realized the other day that I hadn’t posted any baby pictures yet, and I couldn’t post all of those “bumpdates” without officially announcing the arrival of our little one on this blog. Henry arrived in this world on Halloween and we could not be more in love. Please forgive me if blog posts are a little sparse for a while…I’m busy staring at this sweet face! Don’t forget that you can sign up to receive my emails – I send…

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