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An Upstairs Update

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Upstairs Update via Life on Shady Lane blog

I realized today that I’ve gone an entire week without updating you on what we’ve been up to lately in regards to the upstairs of our home. We do so much work updating and renovating this house along with the usual homeowner-related stuff like mowing, gardening, etc. that sometimes I forget to share the small, un-exciting projects. So today I don’t have an overly exciting post for you, but I wanted to let you know that we ARE continuing to work…

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Screened in Porch Progress

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Screened in porch via Life on Shady Lane blog

A few weeks ago, I told you guys about our plans to screen in our home’s side porch. Brandon got to work right away and it took about two full weekends to finish. It was a lot of hard work – I know because of how many hours my husband put in, and how many trips to the hardware store he made. Also there may or may not have been a teensy bit of profanity as he was figuring it…

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Hardwoods & Painted Ceilings

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About two weeks ago, I posted our Kitchen + Dining Room Progress. The week after that, we had our ceilings re-textured and painted (finally!) and…most exciting of all, hardwoods went in to the kitchen and dining rooms. Also, if you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen the chairs I’ve been wanting for our dining table. My birthday was yesterday and in the morning, I woke up to them around the table – such an exciting surprise! I’m a…

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Kitchen + Dining Room Progress

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If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you probably remember my 2016 Home Goals. One of the things on our list was to install hardwood floors in our kitchen and dining room areas, and another was to paint the bookshelf in the dining room. I’m so, so, SO happy to say that we have just about finished both of those things! The bookshelf has been painted, and we are just a few days away from hardwood being installed. I thought…

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New Bathroom Light

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Our bathroom has been a work in progress since the day we moved in. It was functional, but there were a few things I wanted to do right away just to make it feel cleaner, updated, and more “us.” Immediately after we moved in, we took down the glass shower door. Then, we took down the wallpaper border, painted the room dark blue, and got a new mirror.  After we hung the new mirror, we kept the old light up…

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Raised Upper Kitchen Cabinets

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How to paint kitchen cabinets

When we moved into our home, our kitchen looked a whole lot different than it does now. I knew I wanted to paint the oak cabinets…and as soon as we finished that, I knew I wanted to raise the upper cabinets up. We finally got around to doing that this weekend – I was really nervous beforehand about what it would look like, but now that it’s done, I am so excited about it! We still need to replace the trim…

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Bumpdate: 35 Weeks

- Style + Motherhood

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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Life Lately

- Behind the Scenes, Etc.

I feel like the past few weeks have just been a whirlwind – we have been so busy going back and forth to Kansas City,  doctors appointments, a surprise trip to Labor & Delivery, and a childbirth education class. Plus, we have been trying to fit in a little fun as well. To top it all off, we are SO EXCITED to finally say that we are moving back to our home state in t-minus TWO weeks. So, we have also…

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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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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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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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