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Alright people, here we go. This admittedly plant-challenged gal is finally giving it a go into the world of owning and (hopefully!) keeping alive a few house plants! After asking my buddies on Instagram, researching online and checking with my local nursery, here are a few of the plants I’m bringing home. Of course, at […]

Spring weather is in the air, so I decided today was the day to pull together a spring wardrobe capsule!  If you have ever thought of trying a wardrobe capsule of your own, click [HERE] for my easy 5 step process to get ya on your way.  Capsules solve the problem of standing in an […]

Talk about SURREAL. Not only did I get to join a group of pretty amazing bloggers and Instagrammers to fly out to Antique Candle Co. for a studio visit and behind the scenes look at this awesome company, I got to pour my very own mason jar of Country Pear by Cotton Stem…WITH MY OWN […]

*This post is sponsored by Walmart – thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog! Oh man, I’m on a roll over here organizing ALL THE THINGS.  I don’t know if it’s the start of a new year or what, but I can’t get enough of tidying things up, cleaning out junky zones and […]

Hey there! My littlest wanted to “bake wif Mommy” today, so we donned matching aprons, busted out the sprinkles and whipped up our favorite gluten free “Lofthouse” style sugar cookie recipe!  The original recipe came from Flippin’ Delicious, and we’ve since put our own spin on things, too!  Our favorite part about these cookies is […]

Hi, pals! I was pinning to my Pinterest account the other day trying to find ideas for Valentine’s DIY crafts for the girls, and they spotted a pretty heart garland curtain thingy and asked if I’d help them make it for their playroom.  We headed over to Hobby Lobby to see what supplies they wanted […]

Anyone else get stuck in a rut with decor but lack budget for a whole revamp?  I’ve been wanting a quick and easy change in our farmhouse style dining room, but I don’t have room this month in the budget for much.  So I decided to change things up using two budget-friendly methods of approaching […]

Hey pals! Made a few changes to the Cotton Stem Cottage she shed office this week, and my old lady back is thanking me already!  You see, I’d been using a random console table as my desk and a pretty (but pretty unsupportive) dining room chair as my desk chair sitch.  Needless to say, my […]

This post contains affiliate links – thanks for shopping the blog and helping me support my fam! One of the biggest drawbacks to doing seasonal wardrobe capsules is not getting bored.  You’re aiming for less shopping, less spending and really focusing on curating a classic + neutral base of quality items on which to build […]

Rest. Motherhood. These things typically do NOT go hand in hand. As a mother of four little ladies, I can speak to long days but short years full of diaper changes, crayon wrapper bits on the floor as far as the eye can see, perpetual schlepping to and then fro and then to once more, […]