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The Cotton Stem Blog…it’s a thing!

Ummmm, yeah.
The Cotton Stem Blog is a thing.
Woo hoo!!!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love to write (and, ahem…overshare… ;), and y’all know I’ve been aching to make this next phase of the Cotton Stem dream a reality!  My hope for this blog, amidst a sea of blogs, is to inspire, to challenge, to entertain, and to share my heart and home with you buddies…all while keeping a firm grasp on the reality that, while the pictures might be pretty, my four children and three pets make me touch their poo and do their laundry…and it keeps me ever so grounded.  So.  You’ll get a little poo talk here, I’m CERTAIN of that.  
Lucky you. 😉 

And…if you DO follow me on Instagram, you know how hard all that sharing and poo-talk is gonna be without the use of the beloved emoji.  :/  See?  I miss them already.  How am I supposed to talk with my hands virtually if I can’t emoji?!  Le sigh.  We’ll figure it out.  Just know, I’m over here gesturing and rolling my eyes and derp-ing all the while blogging for you, my buddies.  
You know how ol’ Cotton Stem do.  😉

Coming up first on the CSB:
A woods and whites home tour, how to start your own (easy!) capsule wardrobe, a modern farmhouse playroom redo, curated farmhouse shopping guides, a peek inside my closet and at my favorite places to shop for the capsule, a gorgeous and simple spring DIY (or two), a closer look at my client e-design projects and how to take my designs for clients and make them your own, a vintage Frenchy farmhouse guest room makeover, and…a couple of funnies from my insane life along the way.

I hope you’ll stick around for the cray, my friends.  
You know I heart ya.  
Real big.

(An emoji!  I think I figured it out!  Look at ol’ Cotton Stem learning… 😉)


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  1. Dallin says:

    This is awesome! Congrats, friend!

  2. Elma says:

    Yaaaa so glad your doing this!! So happy for you!!!

  3. April says:

    Congrats Erin! Can’t wait to see more and follow along on your new adventures!

  4. Mary says:

    Yay!! Looking forward to many more blog posts – poo and all 😉

  5. Sherry says:

    Terrific! Now I can read more about you, and see another side of you. I’ve enjoyed your Instagram stories so much. I’ve laughed with you, and at you. You add joy to my day.

  6. Sandee Boyd says:

    Can’t wait to see it all! Congrats to you! 😉😄 emoji and all.

  7. Sherri says:

    Can’t wait to see it all!!! Love following you on instagram!

  8. Holly Maddox says:

    So excited for this!!

  9. Amanda Bennett says:

    So excited for this!! I love following you & your stories. They’re my fave☺️

  10. Ashley Knie says:

    So excited for this! You will do amazing things!!!

  11. Kathryn Crase says:

    You don’t know me, but you are my fav person to follow on IG because of your decor and personality! I’m so pumped about the blog!!

  12. Hannah H says:

    Yaaaaaay! For a blog again !!!

  13. Sarah Dodson says:

    So so so excited, you are one of my favs on Instagram…

  14. Olga says:

    I just watched your video regarding your new blog. You are to cute! I’m looking forward to your blog. Good luck!

  15. Amanda says:

    Yay! You’re my fav IG girl! And I’m all about this capsule wardrobe thing, so I’m looking forward to that! Excited for you!

  16. Karan says:

    Congratulations Erin! I’m gonna lOve following along

  17. Caroline says:

    I love you on Instagram. You are the first blog I’m following. No pressure😜

  18. Marci says:

    Look at you!!! Omg you already have a sliding image widget and emojis in your first post!!! Get it girl!!!

  19. Urban.farm.girl says:

    This is so beautiful! Congrats Erin, this will be a joy to read!

  20. Glammy Young says:

    Super excited to follow you!

  21. Crystal says:

    Yay! I can’t wait to read more!

  22. Alicia H. says:

    So glad you’re back to writing! Can’t wait to read and see what you have to share. You inspire me!

  23. Kelly Patey says:

    Enjoy your instastories so much! Glad that you’ve decided to create this blog 💕

  24. White_Oak_Acres says:

    So excited to flow along!!!!

  25. Stacey says:

    Love following you on IG! So happy you went for it and can’t wait to follow along! I started my blog a little over a month ago and the emoji thing is killing me too 😂 I need to figure it out! Look forward to your future posts!
    Stacey
    Wilshire Collections

  26. Sue says:

    So excited to follow along. You are also one of my favs on Instagram. You are very inspiring.

  27. Leila says:

    Yeaaa so excited
    Morenos_home

  28. Emily L says:

    Love! 😍🙌🏻 All your upcoming blogs sound so much fun! Especially can’t wait to see the farmhouse playroom and your capsule wardrobe / closet. Eeee!!!

  29. Kelly Hecita says:

    You go girl!!

  30. Melinda your friend 😉 says:

    Yay for the start of your blog! How exciting!

  31. Lisa says:

    I enjoy your Instagram feed and look forward to reading your blog as well! Gosh I haven’t read a blog in years. I miss it! Wishing you all the best!

  32. Jodi says:

    This is great! So glad you are doing what you love! You are great at writing!

  33. Rachel says:

    Awesome and great can’t wait for the playroom – about to do one of my own and need some ideas!!!! Can’t wait 😊

  34. Dawn says:

    I’m seriously so excited about this!! I literally stalk your insta! 🙈 can’t wait to see more!

  35. Mandy says:

    Are you going to respond to comments here? Or still ignore everyone!? 😂

  36. Jenn says:

    So excited for you! Love all your ideas, your home… already about to order the kitchen chairs ❤️

  37. Jackie says:

    I’m so excited to learn from you. Congrats on your expanding journey.

  38. Debbie S says:

    Congrats on your blog! I’m going to love following along! I loved your drop cloth curtains. I did them in a guest bedroom with Sea Salt SW paint and We absolutely love them! Best of luck on your blog!

  39. Nadine Bodnar says:

    Lol you’re funny. I’m with you on the blog learning. Just did a pre launch on mine last week (and I’m sure only my husband has read). It is exciting and sorta nerve racking. But your very sweet and entertaining, you’ll be a success for sure.

  40. Marms says:

    Way to go!!!!!

  41. Sara Ross says:

    Omg I am probably more excited about this than I should be! I’ve told you before you’re one of my faves on insta, so I am uber excited for your blog (and let’s be real, you can’t talk about life when you’re a mom and not have some poo talks 😂). Can’t wait to follow you on this journey, congrats on starting! ❤

  42. Danna says:

    Fun!! I’m looking forward to all that you share!!

  43. Melissa Froehlich says:

    Gosh I love your page and I’m super excited to read all your upcoming blogs! You’re without a doubt my favorite social media gal, as I’m sure you are for many others! Keep up the great work!

    P.S. Thank the Lord you figured out the emojis!!…. we all need some of these guys in our lives!! Hahaha!! 💩💩💩💩

  44. Rita says:

    Huge fan of your over on IG…looking forward to reading more on your blog!!! Yay!!!! 🤗🤗
    Rita’s Rustic Designs

  45. Cindy Hancock says:

    Excited for you! Love you on IG! Have a blessed day!!!💞🌻

  46. Katie B. says:

    Yay!! It’s for reals now!! So proud!! Love you!!

  47. Angie says:

    Congratulations from Nova Scotia, Canada! Looking forward to all your posts. I love your instastories, you make me laugh! I would love to see your favourite book list as a blog post as I am an avid reader as well!

    • Erin Kern says:

      Hi, Nova Scotia! Thank you for reading along, and that’s a great idea about a book list–thank you!

  48. Kimberly says:

    Yay!! Glad you leaped in feet first. Can’t wait to follow along here as well. It’s gonna be gooood.🙌🏻

  49. Shirl @swankonline says:

    Congrats on the new blog girly!! You’re going to be so successful ♥️ Love you on IG and now loving your blog 👏🏻👏🏻 Shirl @swankonline

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