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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…

Free Printable Chalkboard Banner

Free printable chalkboard banner. Includes letters, numbers, and symbols.

Hi everyone and happy December! Quick post today…just wanted to share a new free printable I’ve added to the Sweet Maple Lane free printable resource library. A free printable chalkboard banner! I’ve printed out ‘BE MERRY’ with the Christmas tree in the middle and hung it above the tv (where the ‘FALL’ banner was in […] Read more…

Gift Guide for Farmhouse Lovers

Gift guide for farmhouse lovers!

It’s officially the Christmas season, friends! This is my favorite time of year, and I have all sorts of gift guides and Christmas decor coming your way. If you have someone on your list who loves farmhouse style, Fixer Upper, galvanized, rustic, and neutral decor, I hope this gift guide gives you some ideas. Or […] Read more…

Hostess Gift Ideas

Easy, affordable hostess gift ideas for all your holiday parties!

Tis the season for holiday parties! Whenever I’m invited to a party, formal or casual, I always like to bring a little something. ┬áSometimes 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…

Farmhouse Style Christmas Pillow Covers

Farmhouse style Christmas pillow covers

Halloween is over, which means it’s officially the holiday season! That means it’s time to start getting in the holiday spirit and decking the halls with all sorts of festive decorations. Today I’m sharing my picks for farmhouse style Christmas pillow covers, all from Amazon, and all budget friendly. I love farmhouse Christmas style: neutrals […] Read more…