What is The Shady Lane?
My name is Diana, resident Mom behind The Shady Lane. This blog was created as a way for me to share my passion for writing, crafting and raising a family. If you love (FREE!) printables, crafts, family activities, DIY decor, fun and easy food (that kids will actually try) and tips for gardening, homesteading and preserving food – you’ll love it here! Pull up a chair and subscribe to my email list – I promise the only thing you’ll ever receive from me is fun, free content!
The Shady Lane is all about being real – no fancy camera tricks here. Our lives are messy, and so are our crafts, but I wouldn’t change it for the world!
Get To Know Me!
In 2014 I started blogging about the things I loved – at the time it was mostly food (still true), and over the years my life – and this blog – have evolved more than I ever imagined. I use The Shady
Lane to share my passion for food, DIY projects and crafting, gardening, homesteading and any other fun endeavors I find myself lost in. I live in Upstate New York with my husband and our four boys. More than anything I love spending time with my family, whether we’re whipping up a batch of cookies, exploring the back yard or trying to decide who’s rules are the right ones in the middle of a board game, I love being caught up in the chaos that is raising a big family. I also love the outdoors and New York is such a wonderful place to live when you want to be immersed in natural beauty – we hike often, or spend time at some of our local farms, picking whatever is in season or just visiting the livestock. Quiet weekends are spent out in my own garden, or working on a DIY project for the house.
Since buying our home, small acreage homesteading has become an interest of mine that I look forward to exploring more each year. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey with me!
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For products reviews, advertising, event invites or other inquiries please contact me at Diana@TheShadyLane.com. A Media Kit is available upon request.