Home

Style

Beauty

Living

Mommin'

Shop 

close 

living

navigate

browse by topic

travel

recipes

Baking with kids

Erin's Guide 

miscellaneous

close menu

Home

navigate

browse by topic

Design

My home

learn how to make a DIY embroidery wreath

Erin's Guide 

DIY 

vintage love

close menu

style

navigate

browse by topic

wardrobe capsules

style favorites

wardrobe capsules

Erin's Guide 

style try ons

close menu

beauty

navigate

browse by topic

beauty capsules

tutorials

Beauty capsules

Erin's Guide 

close menu

Mommin'

navigate

browse by topic

on motherhood

kid projects

on finding rest in the midst of motherhood

Erin's Guide 

Family

October 19, 2020

Not really sure what’s going to happen with trick or treating this year, but the girls still really wanted to make our Teal Pumpkin Project pumpkins to help raise awareness about food allergies and how to include EVERYone during the holidays! We have two daughters with Celiac, and this is a project that is close […]

Filed in:

Read more...

can i first just say that my tribe makes this whole thing possible ? 

shop

I promise to only bring you the things I love, honest reviews, and of course sprinkle in some cray along the way.

my instagram

Not really sure what’s going to happen with trick or treating this year, but the girls still really wanted to make our Teal Pumpkin Project pumpkins to help raise awareness about food allergies and how to include EVERYone during the holidays! We have two daughters with Celiac, and this is a project that is close […]

open the post

filed in:

October 19, 2020

FINALLY got to see our family this weekend, and since it’s been so long, I thought I’d make it just a little bit extra. 😉 Grabbed some inexpensive sleeping bags [HERE], a princess tent under $40 [HERE] and some twinkle lights [HERE], and the cousin and sister slumber party was ready to go! Things are […]

open the post

filed in:

October 16, 2020

A little smoothie moment so they’ll hush just long enough for me to introduce you to…The Bingley rug from my custom designed collection with my partner Well Woven!! 🎉👏🏼 In creating this rug, I wanted something that read a bit more traditional with regards to color palette and design…but with an updated twist! Click [HERE] […]

open the post

filed in:

October 15, 2020

The weather is getting chilly, and that means it’ soup season! I’ve got a house full of chaos…err…kids, and for me, soup night needs to be simple and easy. No time for a from-scratch meal every night of the week, so these two super simple “no cook” soup recipes are just the thing! If you […]

open the post

filed in:

October 14, 2020

Y’all, Target has some CUTE stuff this fall if you are looking to add a few pieces to your capsule wardrobe! Have you ever tried making a capsule wardrobe? It has really changed how I view spending and shopping, and it cuts down on how long it takes to get dressed. Interested in checking it […]

open the post

filed in:

October 6, 2020

We did it!! We finally finished our DIY painted and stenciled porch floor, and boy…it was a doozy to complete. A few years ago, we updated this space by adding more poured concrete and a pergola [HERE], and now it’s even more fun out here! If I had it to do over again, would I […]

open the post

filed in:

October 5, 2020

*post sponsored by Walmart — hope this service + guide are helpful! Do you guys have any special dietary needs in your fam? We have two kiddo who must eat GF, so we made this gluten free guide to Walmart for y’all to use next time you are doing an online delivery or pickup order! […]

open the post

filed in:

September 30, 2020

*this post is sponsored by Dropps…but like, we legit love + use them daily. 😉 The kitties are wondering why I’m in “their” laundry room (check out the BEFORE of this newly renovated space HERE!!), and I’m just wondering which one of them is going to help me with the laundry. 😉 Have y’all tried […]

open the post

filed in:

September 23, 2020

plum sweater

One of THE most requested content suggestion I get is to build capsule wardrobes in stores to show how the items come together on the spot. Since it’s such a strange time right now, I decided to order the items and try them on at home instead! Here’s an Old Navy fall capsule wardrobe try […]

open the post

filed in:

September 22, 2020

After we reworked our landscaping out here this summer, we were left with a pretty large, blank wall and whole bunch of baby plants that don’t do much to add interest quite yet. We decided to try our hand at creating a DIY invisible wire trellis on a brick wall, and the whole project cost […]

open the post

filed in:

September 21, 2020

fall wreath front doo decor

I’m ready for fall, y’all. The temps might still say “Summer,” but my heart is screaming “FALL!!!” I’m not quite ready for pumpkins to invade the house quite yet, but I wanted to gently bring some fall to the front door with this DIY fall wreath recipe I use whenever creating wreaths from scratch! It’s […]

open the post

filed in:

September 16, 2020

Y’all…I love this one. SO MUCH! The Elizabeth from my rug collection with Well Woven is here! Just like the other rugs I created, the Elizabeth is named after a character from my favorite book, Pride and Prejudice.  Like her namesake, the Elizabeth can’t be put into just one box: she’s multidimensional (boho, eclectic, modern, […]

open the post

filed in:

September 15, 2020

diy desk four chairs kids space

We moved into this house when I was very pregnant with our third daughter, and one of the main reasons was to give each girl a room of her own. Fast forward to adding a fourth daughter to the family, and now all four would rather share a room for nightly sister sleepovers! While I […]

open the post

filed in:

August 31, 2020

So I found this AWESOME carved wood coffee table for a steal on CraigsList, and despite its orange-y stain and highly lacquered finish, I could see the potential underneath. If you’ve ever wondered how to bleach wood furniture for that natural, pale wood look, here ya go! Note: it’s a lot of work up front, […]

open the post

filed in:

August 25, 2020

We all do it. The great TV show binge is what’s getting us through life in the time of corona, and my husband and I have worked out a system of binge watch TV show favorites perfectly paired for just the right amount of action, romance, laughs and tears! We try really hard to find […]

open the post

filed in:

August 20, 2020

Wanna talk about a snack that I can’t make fast enough? It’s these easy gluten free energy balls, and they taste like double chocolate chip cookie dough, you guys! SO. GOOD. I’ve tested and tweaked a bunch of different recipes, and this one is our family’s very favorite combo. This is a big recipe that […]

open the post

filed in:

August 4, 2020

gnat sticky strips

Y’all, I have worked long and hard to start to become a Plant Lady, and I will not be outdone by the tiny little gnats I’m now discovering around my green babies! Just when I thought I had the hang of this houseplant thing, I started noticing a few gnats…and then a few more…and then […]

open the post

filed in:

August 3, 2020

jane well woven vintage rug

After months of design meetings, concept planning and a trip to New York to the company’s studio, my custom rug line with Well Woven is finally here!! (See my NYC design trip HERE!) It was such a cool experience to be part of the design process from the start, choosing colors, patterns, textures and even […]

open the post

filed in:

July 28, 2020

Since we are all staying home more and more these days, I’m trying to find creative ways to make our space interesting, fun and cozy for the kiddos. They currently share a bunk room, and I thought adding a simple reading nook for kids in one corner could be a sweet little spot for snuggles […]

open the post

filed in:

July 14, 2020

straw bag agolde shorts summer style

Ever thought about trying a capsule wardrobe? If you’ve ever stood in your overstuffed closet and still couldn’t find anything you truly loved to wear, then a wardrobe capsule might be for you! I started doing these almost 8 years ago, and it has changed the way I spend money, helped me examine WHY it […]

open the post

filed in:

July 9, 2020

We recently painted the exterior of our brick home to make it feel more like “us,” and we also added cedar shutters. See the finished exterior HERE! Once we did that, our very dark (and very weathered) wood front door no longer went with the exterior of the house. Instead of spending additional money to […]

open the post

filed in:

July 2, 2020

cottage style home exterior front porch

We have spent some time and budget on redoing the exterior of our home after dreaming and saving for a few years, and it has truly made the house feel so much more like “us” than it did before! We painted the brick [see BEFORE + AFTER HERE] after testing out numerous paint colors [winning […]

open the post

filed in:

June 15, 2020

Listen. I am no gardener. I can keep a very limited amount of very specific (read: hard to kill) plants alive [evidence HERE 😉], but I would like to learn! We have two groupings of hydrangeas at our house, one on the east side and one on the south. Pretty sure the plants on the […]

open the post

filed in:

June 11, 2020

gluten free lemon cookies with glaze

Recipe initially inspired by Southern Plate and My Gluten Free Kitchen with a few tweaks to make it work for our GF family! Okay people, our easy gluten free Lemon Scooties cookies are here for ya just in time for a sweet summer treat! Not really sure how we got started calling them Lemon Scooties […]

open the post

filed in:

May 29, 2020

laundry room refresh open shelves

We’ve been putting off this project ever since we moved into our home almost 7 years ago, and now we’re wondering why we waited so long! This 2 day laundry room renovation was a long time coming, and it feels so good to be done. Looking back, I think I was (sadly and embarrassingly) too […]

open the post

filed in:

May 28, 2020

learning games apps for kids

Normally when school is finally out for summer, my attitude towards routines, schedules and learning goals is SEE YA LATER!!! I usually look forward to a relaxed vibe with nothing on our calendar except chilling and resting and doing whatever we want (it feels like MY summer break too, because we do part-time homeschool, ha! […]

open the post

filed in:

May 21, 2020

matching outfits mom and daughter

One of my girls’ absolute favorite things at this age is to match outfits with each other and with mom. I know it won’t last forever, but while they still think it’s cool, I’m going to do it! Usually, I find matching outfits for one daughter at a time, and I take her out on […]

open the post

filed in:

May 14, 2020

unicorn summer toys

Every year at the end of school, we have a tradition in our family where I swap out the kids’ backpacks, school supplies and coats in our hallway drop zone [HERE] for summer essentials! It’s such a fun way to mark the fact that we all survived another school year, and the girls love the […]

open the post

filed in:

May 11, 2020

easy family meal quick chicken dinner recipe

Raise your hand if you are running out of dinner ideas with all of this staying home these days? My hand is up. If you’re looking for a quick and painless dinner for the fam, I think you’ll love our easy instant pot recipe: pepperoncini shredded chicken! Just a couple of ingredients, 35 minutes in […]

open the post

filed in:

May 6, 2020

sherwin williams alabaster white duck shoji natural choice oyster white paint colors

We have wanted a painted white brick home since three homes ago, and we finally took the plunge! Over the past few weeks, we’ve been trying out different tones of white paints and polling my IG buddies [HERE] to find the perfect (for us!) color. We wanted a saturated, creamy, warm white that felt like […]

open the post

filed in:

May 4, 2020

rice cake healthy lunch protein powder

Finally documenting my very favorite lunch for you guys: rice cake “dessert” lunch with protein powder! I get asked about this little concoction all the time on my Instagram stories [peek at them HERE!], so I thought it was time to get it on the blog for easy reference. While I do eat this rice […]

open the post

filed in:

May 1, 2020

pink whipped strawberry milk

We’ve probably all heard of the DELICIOUS whipped dalgona coffee craze that’s taken over the internet (and if you haven’t, click [HERE] for my updated recipe…YUM), but my little girls wanted in on the fun! Today in Instagram stories we tried out an easy whipped strawberry milk recipe while some yummy browned butter chocolate chip […]

open the post

filed in:

April 29, 2020

We haven’t done one a Mom-ify Me post in a while! Love finding beautiful homes and turning them into outfits for mom, and you can click [HERE] and [HERE] for a couple more Mom-ify Me ideas! I’m constantly inspired by my fellow creatives, especially those who express their art in the home decor field, and […]

open the post

filed in:

April 28, 2020

Hey friends! In celebration of World Book Day, I wanted to share a few inspirational book-loving Instagram feeds! If you have been with me for very long, you know I have a deep love for books. I used to be a high school English teacher, so it goes without saying that books have been a […]

open the post

filed in:

April 23, 2020

If you’ve been following along on my @cottonstem Instagram this week [HERE], you’ll know I’m on a quest to become a plant lady! It’s been a slow process, but hey…I have now kept alive THREE whole plants for ONE whole year, so there is hope. 😉I wore a shirt this week that said “Plant Lady-ish,” […]

open the post

filed in:

April 17, 2020

Continuing in the tradition during self-isolation of baking my feelings, today I made some gluten free cupcakes with buttercream succulents! Lest you think I put out the effort to make the cupcakes from scratch, I must tell you they came from a mix. We can only do so much, right? 😉 [HERE] is the gluten […]

open the post

filed in:

April 15, 2020

Mommin' ain't easy

That's why we're in it together! Check out my posts on all things Motherhood.

more here...

Sales, Collaborations, News, and just a little cray thrown in for fun.

Don't Miss Out!