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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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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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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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Please Bear With Me…

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You may have noticed that it has been a little bit quiet around here lately. I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that I’m still here, and although this blog may not have gotten much attention the past two (or so) weeks, our home has been anything but quiet. Baby Henry is almost 4 months old, and has recently decided that he wants to wake up every three hours at night, and not take naps…

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday is as sweet as baby Henry’s dreams. ;) Don’t forget that you can sign up to receive my emails – I send one out every time I publish a new post, so you’ll never miss out on anything that’s happening on Shady Lane! There’s a sign up form at the very top of the page. Let me know if you need any help! Also, be sure and check me out on Instagram, Twitter, and follow me on Bloglovin’…

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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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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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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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Life Lately

- Behind the Scenes, Kansas City, Las Vegas

“It’s been a while” would be putting it lightly – I haven’t posted anything for about FIVE months. Here’s what has been happening lately, according to my iPhone’s Camera Roll: Visited the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Saw the Hoover Dam. Ate a lot of ice cream. Top photo:  Glace in Kansas City – our favorite ice cream spot back home. Mine was coffee/lemon curd and sour cream/brown sugar. Brandon’s was chocolate/orange/chipotle and Boulevard 80 Acre. This place is REALLY good and has…

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