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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Our Upstairs Bathroom: Before

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Our Upstairs Bathroom: Before via Life on Shady Lane blog

Ok guys, are you ready to see the scariest thing I’ve ever shown on my blog? Brace yourselves. Introducing: our upstairs bathroom. I showed you our two upstairs bedrooms [here] and [here], but before then I had never shown ANY of the upstairs of our home. The entire year and a half we’ve lived here, we have lived solely on the main floor. We still have some work to do on the main floor, but we have decided to finally…

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Then and Now: The Kitchen

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Then and Now: The Kitchen via Life on Shady Lane blog

The other day I started a fun new series here on the blog called “Then and Now.” I started with our living room [here] and it was so fun to look back at the changes that we’ve made and all of the work that we have put in. Today we’re moving to the next room as you walk through the house: our kitchen. Side note: I’ve mentioned before that this room is so dang hard to photograph because it doesn’t…

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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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Then and Now: Our Living Room

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Then and Now: Our Living Room

Happy APRIL! Hopefully this means warmer weather is on the way. ;) Sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed when living in a fixer upper. We look around and realize how much work still needs to be done on updating our home while still trying to fit in everyday chores like laundry, washing dishes, mopping the floor, cleaning windows, and scrubbing the toilet. Oh and then there are things like working and raising a toddler. It’s a lot! But when I…

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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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A Pop of Blue in the Entryway

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A pop of blue, modern farmhouse entryway via Life on Shady Lane blog

Are you guys getting sick of my antique church pew yet? I feel like I’m redecorating it all of the time, but I’ve decided it’s my favorite thing to mix up in the whole house. I thought I might feel the same about our bookshelves (see those [here]) and while I do enjoy changing those up, I tend to just add a few things here and there and mix things around a bit. I finally got the shelves styled how I…

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The Other Upstairs Bedroom – Before

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The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

Happy Monday, friends! I’m furiously typing this as Henry naps – getting blog posts done with a toddler roaming the house just isn’t quite possible, so I’m hoping to get it finished before he wakes up. ;) The other day I showed some “before” photos of one of our upstairs bedrooms [here]. That one will be our “master” bedroom. Today I’m going to share with you the before photos of what will soon (hopefully) be Henry’s room! This room was…

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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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Our Upstairs Bedroom: Before

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Hi! I know it’s been a looooong time, but I’m still alive, I promise! I mentioned the other day over on Instagram that we had an exciting announcement to share, and that’s the main reason for my absence on the blog. I still haven’t shared and…I still can’t announce it just yet (sorry!) but we’re getting closer! A little hint: it’s house related! The start to our weekend was a little rough. I woke up with a stomach bug Friday…

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Sunday Instagram Roundup

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Sunday Instagram Roundup via Life on Shady Lane blog

This past weekend was a rough one. Henry had some kind of stomach bug and so we didn’t want to take him anywhere out of the house for fear of exposing him to more germs and because we didn’t want to get anyone else sick. So we stayed in the house for the whole darn weekend, with the exception of a few trips out (Brandon and I took turns running out to get food because I hadn’t grocery shopped in…

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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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Sunday Instagram Roundup

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Sunday Instagram Roundup via Life on Shady Lane blog

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! I’ve been getting our house ready for Spring for about two weeks now, but I finally took down my last remaining winter décor (some winter pillows) this week. I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll make Spring come faster. That’s how it works right? You can see last week’s Sunday Instagram Roundup [here], and you can follow me on Instagram [here]. Our china cabinet got a little Spring makeover as well. That magnolia wreath has now been…

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