Sweet Maple Lane

New Year, New Word: My Word for 2017

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 […] Read more…

Winter Pillow Cover Roundup

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 […] Read more…

Winter Decor for Decorating After Christmas

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 […] Read more…

Merry Christmas!

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! Read more…

Simple Christmas Traditions

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 […] Read more…

3 Year Old Girl Gift Guide

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! Affiliate links are […] Read more…

3 Year Old Boy Gift Guide

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 […] Read more…

DIY Birthday Shirt Tutorial

DIY birthday shirt tutorial from Sweet Maple Lane

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 Affiliate links are included for […] Read more…

How to Save Money on Holiday Clothes for Kids

We all know kids clothes are expensive.  They grow so fast it seems like every season they need a whole new wardrobe! Around the holidays especially, it can really pinch financially, because we’re budgeting for entertaining and gifts on top of the expense of fancy clothes for holiday dinners, parties, church, etc. What if I told […] Read more…

What You Need to Host Thanksgiving

What do you need to host Thanksgiving dinner?  Well really, all you need is a meal, people to share it with, and a grateful heart.  After all, it’s a holiday about being thankful for what you have, not about feeling pressure to throw a perfect party. But, if you are hosting for the first time, […] Read more…