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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, […]

*This post is sponsored by Sixpenny – all opinions and reviews are mine, and thanks for supporting brands like this that help support my blog and fam!) My husband, y’all. This fella is my biggest cheerleader and the unsung hero of all my Cotton Stem-y-ness.  He happily goes along with whatever crazy decor idea I […]

Oh man, the crazy, happy swirl of Christmas can really start to make things spiral out of control when it comes to gifting….and for us, that was especially the case when it came to our kiddos a few years ago.  I mean, we love them and WANT them to be so excited and feel cherished, […]

Hey, friends! We just returned from a truly magical trip to Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, MO with my family, and we got alllll the good Christmas vibes in the process!  Here’s a little glimpse of our trip and what you can do when you visit Big Cedar Lodge with your own fam!  Thank you […]

(*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot – thank you for supporting the brands that help support my blog!) Hey friends! One of my very favorite Christmas mood-setters is to turn on the twinkle lights at night and cuddle up by the fireplace with my fam for holiday movies, but because my hubby’s allergies […]

Hey friends! Recently went pickin’ with my fam, and I thought I’d stop and share some of the useful tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way and through many adventures into dusty, wonderful antique stores near and far!  If you’ve ever wondered where to look, how to spot a treasure and whether or […]