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 My name is Erin Kern, and I'm a born and raised Okie.  Met my hubby in college (started dating after I bought him in a date auction...ha!), and we moved to the Tulsa area as newlyweds.  Taught high school for awhile, spent a whirlwind five years having four sweet daughters, and I get the privilege of staying home with my girls during these little years.

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Welcome to my blog! Here you will find my musings on life, interior design, motherhood, DIY, fashion, and more. 

Hello, my friends! Time for a little quiz for all my antique lovin’ buddies…!  Let’s see if you can relate to any of my top five requirements for true vintage lovers.  😉  Our community is made up of some of the BEST people, and I want YOU in it, too!  Let’s see how many you […]

FROM THE BLOG: 1 – Booties, Booties, Booties! I tried ALL THE BOOTIES (…well…most of them, anyway 😉) in search of the perfect pair of low-heel ankle boots, and I reviewed each pair on the blog this week with source links!  All budgets, all styles.  Which one is your fave?  Click [HERE] to see! 2 […]

One of my capsule purchases for fall was a pair of flat or low heel booties, and I’ll tell ya what….I hunted and hunted and tried them ALL.  😳  There are so many options out there for all types of budgets and styles, and I’ve listed my impressions below along with which booties made the […]

Without further ado, here’s the dining room fall look this year!  A new rug from Well Woven Rugs [HERE] came just in time to tie all this yummy navy and pale grey/blue together (this rug is the Ciato Blue Vintage 8×10).  It’s so so soft, it doesn’t shed, and you guys will flip at the prices….AND […]

**If you are new to the capsule wardrobe process, take a sec and skim through my Cotton Stem Capsule series [HERE] to catch up!  It’s short and to the point with lots of examples and how-to’s…I’d love for you to join us this season as we simplify our wardrobes and our lifestyles!** As the weather […]

Hey friends! I’ve had several questions regarding these layered vintage windows that I used in my fall farmhouse style entryway this year, and the DIY is so very easy!  Layered windows and signs is one of my favorite tricks for adding depth and texture on my walls, and I’ve been layering up the decor for […]

(*Sending hugs and prayers to my friends, both “real life” and friends met online, down in Texas.  If you’d like a way to help, be sure to check my Instagram stories today.*) Last week, I shared this year’s fall color palette and design themes [HERE] on the blog, but what I didn’t share was my process regarding how […]

**EDIT: It’s been brought to my attention that the adorable Autumn pumpkin pillow was reproduced by a seller on Amazon without the artist’s permission.  I’ve changed the link below (I can’t STAND when people plagiarize and steal from others.  Hate it). _____________________ Y’all know I’m feelin’ the blues with fall this year…blue pumpkin blues!  I […]

So, here’s the deal. I love fall. I love pumpkins. But…I don’t love ORANGE pumpkins. I mean, in and of themselves, there’s nothing wrong with a happy orange pumpkin.  Orange just isn’t my favorite color with which to decorate my home.  Last year, I stuck with pumpkins in pale greens, light blues and creamy whites, […]

Haven’t written a catch-up post in awhile, and you guys let me know you missed it!  I’m glad for the feedback, and I’ll try and make these a little more regular of thing for us. 🙌🏻  Here’s a look back at some Cotton Stem happenings over the last couple of weeks, plus I’m answering some […]