Hi friends! You may have noticed that I’ve been a little MIA this month, but there’s been a LOT going on around here, both blog-wise and life-wise.

On the blog front, you can see that Sweet Maple Lane has a new look! I’ve been working super hard behind the scenes to give the blog a bit of a face lift. I’ve been doing all of it myself (and I really don’t know what I’m doing,

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Can you believe Easter is in two weeks? I feel like this school year has gone by in a flash.

Easter weekend is also the beginning of April vacation for my husband and me, so I’m looking forward to it even more than usual. For me, Easter always stands as a symbol of Spring. It is the gateway to warmer weather, sunnier skies, and the always coveted summer vacation. This year we are planning to visit my brother in Massachusetts for Easter,

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Even though it’s snowing outside right now (I’m not even kidding. That’s New England weather for ya!) it is actually spring, so I’ve rounded up some super cute farmhouse style aqua decor pieces for you!

Aqua is one of my favorite colors, and I love to use it to decorate my house in the spring and summer. There’s something about a pretty aqua blue that just says warm weather, sunny days,

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Use this free printable checklist to organize all your home improvement ideas!Use this free printable checklist to organize all your home improvement ideas!

Every Spring, I get a burst of energy and optimism about home improvement. I’m going to fix this, paint that, finally replace this, and on and on. We’ve been living in this house for five years. In that time, I’ve planned out so many home improvement renovations, DIYs, and updates in my head, but haven’t actually completed very many in real life. I get busy, we don’t have the money, blah,

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Free Easter printables for Spring decorating!Free Easter printables for Spring decorating!

Hello and happy Friday!

If you’re new here, I recently created a free printable library at Sweet Maple Lane to share the printable love with all my readers. And you guys, I am having so much fun making these! I’m no designer or professional or anything, but I think they’ve all come out pretty good!

Especially these adorable free Easter printables!

Pastel bunnies —>

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Spring is almost here, so today I’m sharing my top picks for Spring farmhouse pillow covers to brighten up your home.

I am so done with winter at this time of year, but here in New Hampshire, it still lingers. In fact, we’re supposed to get a big snow storm tomorrow! Ugh. I’m so looking forward to warmer weather, sunshine, and being outside.

Even thought the weather outside is still freezing cold and snowy,

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Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a new set of farmhouse wreath printables I made over our February vacation.

There are four sayings, each in a simple farmhouse wreath. I kept them black and white so they could go with any decor, or you could use a fun colored frame.

 

 

Free farmhouse wreath printables!Free farmhouse wreath printables!

Free farmhouse wreath printables!Free farmhouse wreath printables!

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Free farmhouse wreath printables!Free farmhouse wreath printables!

To access these printable and others in my free printables library,

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7 ways for moms to recharge, relax, and feel human again! 7 ways for moms to recharge, relax, and feel human again! 7 ways for moms to recharge, relax, and feel human again!

Yay for February Vacation! My husband and I are both teachers, so we’re off from work for the next week. I’m breathing a sigh of relief because, man did I need this break. Between teaching, caring for my children, and taking care of my home, I. Am. Exhausted.

Can you relate?

Being a teacher, wife, and mama is hard. It’s tiring. There’s always so much to do,

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Happy Valentine’s Day friends!

My mother in law gave me an Amazon gift card for my birthday last month, and I’ve been browsing for a bit thinking about what I’m going to buy with it. I’ve been thinking about sprucing up our living room for a while now, so I thought some neutral farmhouse pillow covers were a good place to start!

Switching out your throw pillows is a great way to decorate for different seasons and holidays,

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Because Valentine’s Day is next week, and I’m teaching Romeo and Juliet to my freshman classes, I combined the two to make these free chalkboard Shakespeare quote printables!

Download a set of four chalkboard Shakespeare quote printables!Download a set of four chalkboard Shakespeare quote printables!

There are four different love quotes to choose from, all on a chalkboard background. A perfect addition to your farmhouse decor!

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These would be a great last minute addition to your Valentine’s day decor,

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