Sweet Maple Lane

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…

Free Valentines Day Floral Printable

Free Valentines Day floral printable

Hello friends! How are you? I’m home from work today with two sick kiddos. While they’re resting and watching the new Llama Llama show on Netflix, I’m cleaning and organizing like a maniac. Since I’ve been back at work full time these past few weeks, I’ve really missed having days at home to get everything […] Read more…

But First, Coffee Free Printable

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a cute little but first, coffee free printable that I made for you! Plus, I made it in five different colors so you can find one to fit your kitchen color scheme. I’ve recently started teaching again (I’m long-term subbing for a teacher out on maternity leave) and the adjustment […] Read more…

Black and White Buffalo Check Decor

Black and white buffalo check decor roundup

When the holidays are over and I’ve cleared away all the Christmas decorations, I find myself drawn to a more neutral palette. Black, white, gray, cream, and natural elements like pinecones and evergreen branches. One pattern that I love and would like to incorporate more in my home is buffalo check. I had some red […] Read more…

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to drop in and wish you all a wonderful holiday. Wherever you are, whatever you celebrate, I truly hope you enjoy the time with family and friends. Eat yummy food, laugh with loved ones, and be thankful for all that you have in this wonderful life. We have been snowed in since […] Read more…