Hey buddies! 🙋🏻
Okay, let’s try something new:
I feel like I miss so many questions here, over on Instagram, in DM’s and emails, on Facebook….gah! 😩 I mean, we all have life to live outside of social media, and I feel strongly that we shouldn’t apologize for not being available 24/7…BUT! I don’t like to leave you buddies hanging either. 💗 So…let’s try this! At the end of the week, I’ll round up what’s been going on in Cotton Stem land, and…I’ll choose some of the most frequently asked questions of the week or maybe some quirky or personal Q’s, too! I’ll post all the answers on the blog so y’all can catch up! #CottonStemCatchUps…first one comin’ atcha!
The Cotton Stem Beauty Capsule
It was SO much fun chatting about easy and quick makeup routines this week, and I shared the first part of my makeup capsule with you guys, including links to my favorite products, a couple of (EASY) highlighting and contouring tricks that I use, and a lot more…check it out [HERE]!!
Guest Bedroom Reveal…plus that wallpaper!!
Y’all…this room. 😍 Took you guys on a tour of the vintage farmhouse (with a twist!) guest room redo, and, if you missed it, you’ll die when you read how much I paid for that bed. 🙀 Sources and tour [HERE}!
Sweet Sister Room💗
I haven’t shared my daughter’s rooms here, mostly because they are always doing this one certain thing that makes it impossible to do so…read about that AND check out their sweet little space [HERE]!
Quick Encouragement for Weary Humans/Moms
Oh man…things got real on this one, guys. I shared some rough daily grind stuff I’ve been trying to deal with, and you guys….well, you’ll just need to check this out to see what people said. I won’t forget this post soon…read [HERE]. 💗
Q and A!
1. Where did you get the arched cathedral cabinet? Is it vintage or can it be purchased somewhere?
My husband surprised me with this gorgeous vintage piece for my birthday after he peeked at my Instagram stories where I was taking my IG buddies along for a day of antique shop pickin’…and what a surprise it was! He recognized which store I was in, because it has a distinct brick floor, so he bought it over the phone right then. Wha a guy. 💗
2. What kind of countertops are those?
These are DIY concrete countertops that cost us about $50 to do. 🙀 Yeah. I know! Underneath were some decent (but not my style) Corian counters, and we basically iced ’em like a cake using all the supplies and techniques from THIS blog post. Check it out if you are interested in learning more!
3. What kid of mascara do you use?
I get this question so often if I’ve shared a story in Instagram chatting to the camera/you guys, and…I blush a little on the inside every time I answer it. 😬 I use Better Than Sex by Too Faced (🙈), and you can get it at Sephora or [HERE]…more about my thoughts on this product next week…part two of the #CottonStemBeautyCapsule coming your way! 🙌🏻
4. You talk about and wear those shorts constantly….how do they fit and do they hold up in the washer/dryer?
Obsessed with these shorts, and they sell out SO quickly! Like, they were fully restocked as of this morning, and this evening, they are already down to only a couple of sizes left…crazy! I’ll keep my eyes open for restocks for ya! As far as fit goes, I chose one size smaller than normal. They are made to be a bit loose in the “boyfriend” style, but my regular size was just TOO loose. Once size smaller was perfect! And I do wash them in the washing machine, but I lay them out to dry so as to try and preserve all of the details and fraying as long as possible. So comfortable with just a little sassy edge.
Okay guys, what do you think? Should I keep doing this at the end of the week to sort of round up fun stuff you may have missed and to answer some FAQ’s or personal Q’s…? Let me know below what you think, and also come say howdy on Instagram and Facebook to hang out some more!