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Welcome, buddies! This is the view you see when you walk into our home, and it makes me happy to see it when it makes me happy to see it. 😉 You know what I’m loving about our family’s fall decor this year? It’s been relatively slow + simple. Now, that might not sound like […]
Hey buddies! Thought it would be fun to pull together some looks for a fall capsule wardrobe refresh, and you can use these tips and tricks whether you are shopping your own closet or looking for new, fun, fresh pieces to add to your wardrobe this season! All sizing and links are below each photo, […]
Our family embarked on a new little adventure together recently: opening a vintage booth at one of our favorite (and most frequented) local antique shops in Claremore, OK! This is something I’ve dreamed of trying for quite some time, and I’m interested to see how this pans out! It’s no secret that this gal has […]
In the past year, we’ve had Better Homes and Gardens in our home twice to style and shoot content for two publications, and lemme tell ya: I’ve learned SO MUCH by watching the pros work, dang! The first time they came was for a Christmas shoot [see behind the scenes HERE], and this time the […]
Two years. Two years since I nervously hit “publish” on my very first Cotton Stem Instagram photo and held my breath. Two years since I said “yes” to the Nudge from above to try something new, to take a risk, to put myself out there. Two years of learning, failing, trying again. Two years of […]
Oh my goodness, YOU GUYS. Look at this!! It’s our home as a dollhouse! Can ya even?! My amazingly talented friend Jackie from Sawdust Angel spent over 50 hours handcrafting this miniature version of our house, and I so wish you could see the attention to detail in person! She did such a fantastic job, […]
*This post is sponsored by Urban Outfitters – Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog! Hey friends! Partnered up with Urban Outfitters to show y’all a simple way to move decor from season to season, only switching out a few items to bring a fresh vibe to any space! In my opinion, […]
*some affiliate links used in post Hey guys! Wanted to share a bit about our girls’ sister bedroom with double bunk beds! You know what’s funny? We moved into this home for more space, including bedrooms for each of our kiddos…but they want to share with each other instead! For awhile, there were two iron […]
Howdy pals! Once a month or so, I like to find time to drive over to our Trader Joe’s and stock up on some of our favorites…wanna see what we love?! Two of my girlies have Celiac disease, so I appreciate the many gluten free options at this yummy shop, too! (NOTE: I make substitutions […]
(Gorgeous cover image captured by @laureltracehome) Hey guys! I thought it might be helpful to those of you considering attending the Haven bloggers’ conference next year to hear about my first experience! From their site: Haven is a “design and DIY blogging conference open to all who are passionate about blogging, do it yourself projects […]