The ultimate list of rustic farmhouse baskets and bins, perfect for organizing every room in your house and adding a touch of farmhouse style to your decor.The ultimate list of rustic farmhouse baskets and bins, perfect for organizing every room in your house and adding a touch of farmhouse style to your decor.

I’m so excited to share these amazing rustic farmhouse baskets and bins with you!  They are perfect for organizing any room in your house AND will add a touch of farmhouse style to your decor.  And these roundups are so super fun to make, too!

There is just something about the new year that makes me want to ORGANIZE ALL THE THINGS. The new year gives me such a mental boost!  

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Follow this one simple tip to make everything easier and organize your life!Follow this one simple tip to make everything easier and organize your life!

Hi friends! I’m kicking off the new year with my best tip to make everything easier and organize your life.

But first, a little story.

Back in September, on a regular school morning, I was rushing around to get myself and the kids ready to get out the door and on our way.  I went upstairs to get my son a pair of underwear, and slipped in my socks on the hardwood stairs on the way down,

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Tired of breaking your new year's resolution? Try a new year's word instead! Come by Sweet Maple Lane to see Gina's 2017 word of the year!Tired of breaking your new year's resolution? Try a new year's word instead! Come by Sweet Maple Lane to see Gina's 2017 word of the year!

Hi friends!  I can’t believe this is the last day of 2016!  My 2016 was filled with so much love, joy, family, and friends and I am oh so grateful for all of it.

With the new year come new year’s resolutions.  I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions.  I’ve never even really had a new year’s resolution, really.  More power to those of you who make resolutions,

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Hi friends!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas, and if you have time off this week like me (#teacherperks), you’re probably cleaning up, organizing all your new stuff, and packing up all your Christmas decorations.

The period after Christmas has always been the hardest for me to decorate.  The house seems a little sad without all the cheerful red and green, and I’m severely lacking any winter decor to take it’s place.  

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Hi friends!  I hope everyone had a magical Christmas or is still enjoying a lovely Hanukkah or Kwanzaa!

We had a wonderful Christmas, with still one celebration today with my in-laws.  I spent time with family, ate yummy food, and loved seeing my kids get so excited over everything this year.  Now that they’re three, they understand what’s going on a little bit more, and really enjoyed all the celebrations!

Now that Christmas is over,

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Merry Christmas from Sweet Maple LaneMerry Christmas from Sweet Maple Lane

I am so very blessed this Christmas!  Thank you for reading, for commenting, and for coming with me on this journey! I hope your Christmas is filled with love, laughter, and joy.  Embrace it with a joyful heart.  Remember how lucky you are. Kiss your kids and hug your friends.

Merry Christmas, friends!

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Simple Christmas traditions you should try this holiday season!Simple Christmas traditions you should try this holiday season!

Oh the magic of Christmas!  I’ve always loved the Christmas season: the lights, the carols, the treats, the decorations!

And then there’s the shopping, the planning, the cleaning, the wrapping, the money, the stress, the guilt.  It’s so easy to get overwhelmed this time of year.  I know I feel the pressure of having to do Christmas right.  For my kids, myself, society.

Do you ever feel that way?

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3 year old girl gift guide from Sweet Maple Lane3 year old girl gift guide from Sweet Maple Lane

December is here and that means gift guides!  Yesterday I shared my gift guide for 3 year old boys, and today I’m sharing one for 3 year old girls.  I have 3 year old twins, a boy and a girl, so these are real ideas from a mom with 3 year olds!

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3 year old boy gift guide from Sweet Maple Lane3 year old boy gift guide from Sweet Maple Lane

I can’t believe it’s December!  Are you looking for gift ideas?  I put together a gift guide for 3 year old boys (aka my son’s wish list) for anyone out there shopping for a little boy this Christmas!

Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  This means I may earn a small amount if you purchase something through one of my links.  Of course, I only recommend things I do/would use myself.

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Hi friends!  My two little pumpkins turn 3 today!  We had a birthday party for them Saturday, and I made them some special birthday shirts to wear.  If you have a little one with a birthday coming up, these shirts are super cheap, super easy, and super adorable!

DIY birthday shirt tutorial from Sweet Maple LaneDIY birthday shirt tutorial from Sweet Maple Lane

DIY Birthday Shirt Tutorial

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DIY birthday shirt tutorial from Sweet Maple LaneDIY birthday shirt tutorial from Sweet Maple Lane

Plain white or colored shirt ($3.88 at Walmart,

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