My little fam and I are spending the week at @bigcedarlodge together, and I’ll tell you what: hubs has got this gig DOWN, y’all. Guess where he sent me FIRST thing after our harried and not-so-restful first day of travel to get here? That’s right. The spa. 🙌🏻😍 He knows the way to my heart (and how to get my shoulders to come back down from around my ears after hours in the car with the four tiny, needy humans we created 😳). This is by far my very favorite spa I’ve ever been to...just look at this entrance! I snap pics every time, bc I’m crushing hard on those arched white beams and oversized porch swings. 😍 Le sigh. It’s beautiful here, and, after starting the vacation with a surprise massage and some spa happiness, the rest of the week has magically been a lot more enjoyable. 😂 He knows, guys. He KNOWS. 🙌🏻👊🏻👏🏻 I realize this isn’t a pic of my home all decked out for Christmas, but I thought y’all would appreciate the rustic-yet-glamorous beauty of @bigcedarlodge, too! (PS: not sponsored. We just love it here!!)
You guys...we made it. FRI-YAY! 🎉🙌🏻 Hallelu. Hope your week has been okay and that your weekend will be great!! Wanted to show you these cutie ornaments from @curtiscreation that I added to our stockings this year...love love love. ❤️ (Stockings from @thevintagebucket!) Maybe not the usual spot for an ornament, but I loved the added touch to the mantel decor, and, best of all, stay tuned for a little fun somethin' somethin' with me and some buddies and @curtiscreation coming soon....! You'll love it! And now...only a few more hours till WEEKEND. You got this. 👊🏼 Check out @curtiscreation for some cutie farmhouse style Christmas yummies!
I was playing around in here to style our bedroom for Christmas two nights ago, and the fluffy girls were helping me. 😉 I had some ideas for in here that involved a lot more, well, MORE, but you know what...? I'm kinda liking the simple Christmas tree forest, no added decor, just the glow of hundreds of twinkle lights!! ✨🎄✨ What do y'all think?? Keep it simple and just let the forest be the star? I might add a cozy reading chair or something to finish it, but what do y'all think? June, Tilly and Faye seem to approve of it as is. 😏❤️ . . Linked up all of these trees in my profile! Not bad on price, and I love the mix of flocked and non-flocked for our little Christmas forest. 😉 Click the blue link in profile, choose Shop My Insta! and scroll down to this pic! http://liketk.it/2ts21 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKholidayathome #LTKhome @liketoknow.it.home
(Pssst no creep today—I’ve got some family time going on! 😘❤️) . . You asked, I'm givin' it to ya! 👊🏼 Super duper simple and quick (like maybe 10 minutes....) farmhouse Christmas wreath DIY on the blog today! And it could totally be sized down to fit a smaller spot. 🙌🏻🎄 I hope you guys like it, and THANK YOU for being awesome and amazeballs and all the things to take time and check out my writings and musings and cray over on the blog. I heart y'all real big for the support! Virtually squeezing all the faces this morning: 👐🏼😘👐🏼 Link in my blue profile link or CottonStem.com!
❌CLOSED❌🎄GIVEAWAY @antiquecandleworks!🎄 . . Y'all have been LOVING these delish candles from @antiquecandleworks, and I’m so thankful for buddies who love to support awesome small shop makers like I do! As a thank you to my #CottonStemBuddies, @antiquecandleworks is giving away my three favorite Christmas scents (White Pine, Christmas Day, and Good Tidings) to one lucky winner!! 🙌🏻 Super duper easy to enter: . . 1🎄FOLLOW @antiquecandleworks + @cottonstem . . 2🎄LIKE giveaway post on both accounts . 3🎄COMMENT for extra entries! Tag one friend per comment who might love some yummy holiday candles, too! . . That's it! Giveaway runs until Friday, 11/17 at 8pm CST and is open to US residents. No giveaway accounts, and account must be public for duration of giveaway. Must be 18 to enter. Giveaway is not in conjunction with Instagram and will abide by all standards.
Sources in profile! Click blue link, choose “Shop My Insta!” And scroll down to pic! . . You heard it here. I'm trying (...again...) to get into a better morning routine of intentionally waking up significantly earlier than my four daughters, because...mama be grumpy in the mornings. 😬 I need that buffer time to sip coffee, do a little reading and prayer (Please Lord, help me not to moan and wail and gnash my teeth as I get these four psychos ready and out the door on time....mkay? 😑), and it's just better for us all when I don't stumble out of bed at the last minute and drive to school drop-off wearing my pajamas and eating day-old Pop Tarts I found on the counter. 😩 #RealLifeYo Anywho, I'm sure I won't stick with it and you'll see another post about how I'm starting all over again here in a few months, but for now....this was me. Up early before the sun, the kids and the sane adult humans I know, sipping coffee by the glow of the Christmas trees, praying with all my might to be Nice Mommy this morning. 😳😂 Anyone feel me...?!?! #CottonStemCapsule #CottonStemSofties . . CARDIGAN ☕️ This is like a robe-i-gan, I say. It's softer than bunny babies, it's got pockets for all the things, and I feel like I'm wearing a dreamy blanket. Saw it on @lynzyandco's feed and I'm glad I listened to her rec! It's oversized, so maybe go down one size smaller. I got the Small bc XS was sold out, but it still works! . JOGGERS ☕️ Softer than soft marled jersey knit material with pockets!! I'm in the small, and they are so inexpensive! . FUZZY SHOES ☕️ That's what we call them, anyway, and these are the best. So comfy, plushy and cozy, and they fit TTS! . TEE ☕️ Basic striped v-neck tee that is crazy cheap....check! 🙌🏻 . http://liketk.it/2ts1L #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKholidaystyle #LTKholidayathome #LTKholidaywishlist