All About Me

My name is Shaina Longstreet. I'm 28 years old and I live in a tiny town in central Washington State with my husband of 7 1/2 years, Chris.  He's pretty great and takes really good care of me. I love the life we share together.  
I am a regular girl who laughs a lot...I knew Chris was the guy for me because he said he liked my laugh. We bought our first home together in 2011 and we've been having so much fun making it a home. We got a little miniature schnauzer puppy in 2013 named Gibson and he has brought a ton of fun to our life. 

I've been a blogger since 2005 and its become such a part of who I am. I have an artist's soul, a poets perspective and a heart full of big dreams.  I take pictures, write in my journal, scrapbook, collect quotes, clocks and elephants, and change my hair all the time. I enjoy Nancy Drew books (and have the complete collection), scarfs, spearmint tea and Instagram. I'm also using my love of design and fonts creating blog designs for some pretty great people. I learned through designing my own blog and I'm sure its what I'm supposed to be using my artistic eye for. I'm so glad I found something I'm passionate about. 

Shadylane Blog is my place to share inspiration and real life ways to celebrate the everyday.  Life's big moments are memorialized, but the little things are cherished and savored new sunglasses or drinking my favorite coffee. Real life is really hard sometimes, but I thoroughly believe that every day might not be good, but there is something good in every day.  And this blog helps me focus on and remember that.  Its a choice I make daily, and I love to blog about it.

Instagram Pictures from April 2012
Want to learn a little more about me?  You can see some fun "Through the Years" pictures of me (yes I shared baby pictures and chronicled a lot of different hair styles!), or read the ABC's of Me. My yearly "Things I learned" posts are some of my favorites and my Currently posts share little snippets of my everyday life. I wrote about my recent IBS diagnosis and how that effects my celebrating the everyday. In 2010 I did a 52weeks project with a self portrait and a poem for every week of the year.  My book is available here and you can see all the pictures and poems on my other blog. I've listed a few of my favorite things here, and shared what I carry in my bag most days. And I did a guest blog post where I shared my list of the 5 ways I celebrate the everyday. 

Have a question or something to share? Please feel free to email me any time at shadylane_14{at}hotmail{dot}com.  I'd love to hear from you.  

This is me…choosing the shape of my life and sharing it with the world. Thank you so much for stopping by.