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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 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 […]

(*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 […]

(*This post is sponsored by The Company Store – thank you for supporting the brands that help support this blog!) Hey friends! So excited to get the opportunity to team up with The Company Store for National Family Pajama Night!  The fam and I loved that for every purchase of family PJ’s, The Company Store […]

Hi, friends! Wanted to officially welcome you “into” our home all dressed up for fall and the Thanksgiving season!  This year, I wanted bright and unexpected fall colors along with a simpler, paired down vibe from last year [HERE].  Our lives have been extra full this season, so I wanted our house to feel, well, […]

(Some affiliate links used in post.) Hey friends! You asked, so here it is…a Madewell bag-off, if you will!  (This post is NOT sponsored, FYI…I just love these things, ha! 😉)  Over the last six-ish years, I’ve either saved my pennies and collected or been hubby-gifted for birthday or anniversary this line of bags from […]

(This post is sponsored by JCPenney – thanks for supporting brands that help me support this blog!) Hey guys! Soooo in my book, it’s never too early to start dreaming of Christmas, and I got the chance to do a fun little styling project with a super on-trend, affordable new brand released just in time […]