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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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Bumpdate: 35 Weeks

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Well apparently I have not done a “bumpdate” post in 3 weeks, and I didn’t even realize it. I think it’s safe to say life has been a little bit hectic! How Far Along: 35 weeks Gender: Baby boy Total Weight Gain: About 28 lbs Maternity Clothes: Definitely. I have been wearing this striped black and white top a LOT (#sorrynotsorry) – I wore it with white jeans for my baby shower, but mornings here in Reno are a little chilly, so I wore…

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Bumpdate: 32 Weeks

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How Far Along: 32 weeks Gender: Baby boy Total Weight Gain: About 25 lbs Maternity Clothes: YES definitely – almost everything I’m wearing these days is maternity, unless it’s a jacket, yoga pants, or Brandon’s t-shirt. The shirt I’m wearing in this post is from Motherhood Maternity, and the jeans are Fade to Blue (I got both at Macy’s!). Sleep: I had the worst night’s sleep I’ve had this entire pregnancy on Sunday night. I think I slept for about five minutes total – awful! Miss Anything: Sleep…

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Nursery Inspiration

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While we’re not exactly not at all settled in one place just yet, I’ve been thinking about this baby’s nursery for quite some time and can’t wait to get it all put together. I only have 8 weeks to go, so I’m not very confident that it will be put together before he gets here, but the good news is that he can sleep in our room in a bassinet for a while. Plus, all of this time to plan has…

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Bumpdate: 31 Weeks

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Chambray Dress: Motherhood Maternity (PS It’s on sale right now!!) How Far Along: 31 weeks (32 on Thursday!) Gender: Baby boy Total Weight Gain: About 25 lbs Maternity Clothes: In my 28 week update, I mentioned that I hadn’t purchased many maternity pieces. WELL, that went out the window just a little bit, because I couldn’t stand it any longer. The chambray dress I’m wearing in this post is from Motherhood and is super comfy. Sleep: I am waking up about 10 times a night, so…

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Stylish Diaper Bags

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I have been on the hunt for a stylish (and functional!) diaper bag for a while now, and let me tell you…the search has not been easy. Everything I have found has been either super-functional, but not very attractive, or stylish…and not functional at all. After a lot of searching, here is my roundup from around the web of some of my most favorite options: Tim and Leslie Metro Messenger / 2. OiOi Jungle Leather Satchel / 3. Petunia Pickle Bottom City Carryall / 4. Skip Hop Limited Edition Duo / 5. Ju-Ju-Be…

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30 Weeks Pregnant

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You know those days when you have to force yourself to “look on the bright side” ? This WEEK has been “one of those days.” We’ve been attempting to close on our house and, of course, things never go as planned (missed signatures on paperwork, delayed flights, etc.)…but we can’t wait to finally get those keys in our hands! PS: I realized that a TON of my blog posts were missing photos – somehow I must have deleted them. So…

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Pregnancy Must-Haves

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There haven’t been a ton of things I’ve felt that I absolutely NEEDED during this pregnancy. I’ve managed to make non-maternity clothes fit for a long time and I really didn’t have much morning sickness. However, here’s the list of items that I have found myself reaching for again and again in the past six months. 1.) This maternity tank is super-soft and comfortable. Plus, it’s affordable so you can buy ALL THE COLORS! Seriously though, when my belly got big enough that…

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Pregnancy Workouts

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I definitely notice a difference in my physical capabilities when it comes to working out these days, and am trying really hard to listen to my body but still make an effort to get in some type of workout on a regular basis. I think it is crucial to continue moving throughout your pregnancy, not only for the health-aspect, but also because it just plain makes you feel better! And let’s be real, sometimes it can be difficult to feel great…

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Bumpdate: 28 Weeks!

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How Far Along: 28 weeks – officially third trimester! Gender: It’s a BOY! Total Weight Gain: about 17 lbs Maternity Clothes: I’ve only purchased about three pieces – a shirt from Old Navy and a tank dress and t-shirt from Target. Other than that, I’ve just been wearing non-maternity stuff. However, when we moved to Reno about three weeks ago, I only brought the summer items that still fit me…and let’s just say that it all fit into ONE suitcase.…

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