Christmas Gifts for Her

Gift Ideas for Her - 2017 Christmas Edition |

Things have been absolutely crazy here! I was in a car accident last month and our (brand new) car was totaled. Thankfully, no one was hurt but getting that all sorted out has put a bit of a damper on our (my) holiday spirit.

In preparation for Christmas shopping (and to give myself a break from insurance paperwork) I decided to put together a quick Christmas gift guide for Monday-Must haves.

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Basement Update: Carpet

Carpet in the Basement - Basement Remodel | Cedar Tree Lane |

I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last post! When I started blogging I knew I would have to focus on social media to help market and grow the blog but I had NO idea how consuming Instagram could be. Don’t get me wrong, I love it! But it is VERY distracting. This basement update remodel update is long overdue — please, forgive me?

This post, like all of the other basement remodel posts, will be picture heavy. We didn’t put the carpet down ourselves so there’s not much I can say about the process. But hey! Who doesn’t love progress photos?!

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Basement Remodel: Paint and Laundry Room Floors

Paint and Laundry Room Flooring | Basement Remodel |

Happy Thursday everyone! Just dropping by to give you a basement update. We are ALMOST finished paint! Which is right on target for carpet installation on Monday.

First we primed/sealed all of the new drywall with Behr Premium Plus Interior Drywall Primer and Sealer. Once every surface was primed and sealed we worked our way from top to bottom with the paint. First painting the ceilings with Behr Premium Plus Flat Interior Ceiling Paint then all of the walls got two coats of Glidden Universal Grey. Brian’s office (the Man Cave) is painted all one color (ceiling and walls). He chose Benjamin Moore’s Black Horizon after falling in love with it last summer at The Portsmouth Hotel in Maine. We had Home Depot match the color using Glidden Diamond Interior Paint and Primer.

Here’s a little photo update…

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His & Hers Second Anniversary Gift Guide


2nd Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas | His and Hers | Cedar Tree Lane |

With our second wedding anniversary less than a month away, I think an anniversary gift themed Monday Must-Haves is in order.

If you didn’t know this before, each wedding anniversary has a gift theme. For example, the first anniversary gift is supposed to be ‘paper’ (or ‘clocks’) themed. ‘Paper’ is the traditional theme and ‘clocks’ is the modern gift theme. For our first anniversary we didn’t stick to the traditional or the modern. In fact, I went with paper and Brian went with clock. I think it’s fun to use either option depending on which theme best fits your significant other.

The second anniversary themes are ‘cotton’ (traditional) and ‘china’ (modern). If your second anniversary is coming up and you haven’t been able to think of a gift for either theme, I’ve found a couple gift ideas and I’m sharing them below.

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Our Hunt for Reclaimed Doors

Using Hardware to Turn Reclaimed Doors into Barn Doors |

The basement remodel is well underway and things are moving along according to plan. In the meantime, we’re on the hunt for reclaimed doors.

We designed the new laundry room to have plenty of space for folding and storage. That said, we didn’t wan’t to steal too much real estate from the rest of the basement. The goal is to maximize the space inside the laundry room without taking away from the adjacent playroom. To do that, we knew that a sliding door would be the best way to go.

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5 Popular Furniture & Decor Items and Where to Find Them

For this weeks Monday Must-Haves, I’m going to help you track down five furniture and decor pieces you’ve no doubt been eying up on Instagram or Pinterest.

If you’re like me, you scroll through Instagram and Pinterest looking for inspiration, hoping to find the perfect piece. And then there it is! The perfect table for your entryway or the perfect display for your Rae Dunn collection. But where can you buy it? Sometimes you get lucky and the source is listed. Sometimes it takes a little more investigating to figure out.

Well! Allow me to assist. Below, I’m sharing inspiration for 5 of Instagram and Pinterest’s most popular furniture and decor items AND providing links to the sources. Welcome to your one stop decor shop!

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