Sweet Maple Lane

Book Lover’s Gift Guide

book lover's gift guide

It’s no secret I love books. I’ve always been a bibiophile, a book worm, a literature nerd. It’s why I became a high school English teacher, and later a librarian. If you have someone like me in your life, they are sure to love any of the gifts in this book lover’s gift guide! Pin […] Read more…

Farmhouse Style Chalkboard Kid’s Table DIY

Farmhouse style chalkboard kid's table DIY

I started this project over a month ago, before there was snow on the ground. It took a while to finish, but I’m so glad I did! See how I made over our old kid’s table and gave it some farmhouse charm with chalk paint and chalkboard paint. We’ve had this kid’s table for 2 […] Read more…

Farmhouse Christmas Pillows and Pillow Covers

farmhouse Christmas pillows

It’s officially the Christmas season, friends! It’s my family’s tradition to decorate the day after Thanksgiving (no Black Friday shopping for me!) so today I’m saying goodbye to all the pumpkins and hello to a farmhouse Christmas wonderland. While I decorate I’ll be listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, drinking hot coffee with eggnog […] Read more…

Farmhouse Christmas Decor

Farmhouse Christmas decor from Amazon

Hello friends and happy almost Thanksgiving! I usually don’t decorate for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving, but I just couldn’t help putting together this online holiday inspiration post for you. I scoured Amazon for the cutest farmhouse Christmas decor and found a ton of great stuff. Plus, two day shipping! Hover over the image […] Read more…

Hostess Gift Ideas

Easy last minute hostess gift ideas for the holidays

Tis the season for holiday parties! Whenever I’m invited to a party, formal or casual, I always like to bring a little something.  Sometimes it’s food or drink, sometimes just a little something to say thanks. Hosting a party can be a lot of work–planning, cleaning, cooking, decorating–it’s nice to bring a small token of […] Read more…

Easy Toy Shelves Using Picture Ledges

With two four year olds in the house, sometimes it feels like we’re drowning in toys. I recently went through all the toys and purged a bunch of stuff to sell, donate, or give away. After getting rid of a lot of stuff that doesn’t get played with, I was left to figure out storage […] Read more…

Neutral Farmhouse Bedding

Neutral farmhouse bedding

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing some gorgeous and affordable neutral farmhouse bedding . . . all from Amazon! Gotta love that 2 day shipping! Our master bedroom is totally neglected, and I’ve been looking around for some pieces to spruce it up a bit. I was surprised at the cute farmhouse style bedding pieces I […] Read more…

Easy DIY Sharpie Wall Art

Easy DIY Sharpie Wall Art

Do you need a quick and easy piece of art to pop in a frame and spruce up your space? I made three different easy diy wall art pieces using only what I had in the house. Artistic talent not required! Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Read my full disclosure here. I have been […] Read more…

Command Center

How to make a command center to organize your family

I see command centers all over Pinterest, and for good reason. Family life can be busy, with activities, appointments, and lots of paperwork. It’s a lot to keep track of! A command center can help you and your family stay organized, stay on schedule, and get everything done. I recently designed a command center to […] Read more…

My Favorite Travel Items and February Travel Plans!

favorite travel items, travel essentials, travel must haves

Travel plans! I’m heading to Philadelphia to visit my little sister in a couple of weeks, and I’m super excited. I love to travel and I love cities (even though I live in the country), plus I’ve only been to Philadelphia once (in the eighth grade). I’m only going to be staying two nights, so […] Read more…