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A picture of our living room with the jute rug.

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On The Search For A New Living Room Rug

I’m on the search for a new living room rug and I’m sharing a collection of my favorite large area rug options below, and which one we chose! Well, it’s officially time to get a new area rug for our living room. With Ania on the move and crawling, I’m wanting something softer underfoot and […]

I’m on the search for a new living room rug and I’m sharing a collection of my favorite large area rug options below, and which one we chose! Well, it’s officially time to get a new area rug for our living room. With Ania on the move and crawling, I’m wanting something softer underfoot and […]

Four Reasons We Chose Carpet For Our Bedrooms by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Four Reasons We Chose Carpet For Our Bedrooms

Since I recently shared the tutorial for installing our laminate flooring throughout the house, I wanted to also share the four reasons we chose carpet for our bedrooms rather than installing the laminate floors. To be honest, we thought long and hard about installing the laminate in our bedrooms as well, but in the end, […]

Since I recently shared the tutorial for installing our laminate flooring throughout the house, I wanted to also share the four reasons we chose carpet for our bedrooms rather than installing the laminate floors. To be honest, we thought long and hard about installing the laminate in our bedrooms as well, but in the end, […]

On The Search For New Dinnerware by The Wood Grain Cottage

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On The Search For New Dinnerware

You may be surprised to know, that even with all of the table setting and entertaining ideas I’ve shared over the years, I’ve never really had an “official” dinnerware set to use for everyday meals. I’ve collected a lot of dishes, mainly from thrift stores and estate sales, but they’ve never been in a complete […]

You may be surprised to know, that even with all of the table setting and entertaining ideas I’ve shared over the years, I’ve never really had an “official” dinnerware set to use for everyday meals. I’ve collected a lot of dishes, mainly from thrift stores and estate sales, but they’ve never been in a complete […]

My Amazon Prime Day Picks by The Wood Gain Cottage

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My Amazon Prime Day Picks

Who else loves Amazon Prime? In our house, we order from Amazon Prime at least weekly… some of the items we love the most we’ve found on Amazon, and I’m thinking we’re probably not alone. I’m sharing my Amazon Prime Day picks, specifically for home decor. We have so many rooms in the house that […]

Who else loves Amazon Prime? In our house, we order from Amazon Prime at least weekly… some of the items we love the most we’ve found on Amazon, and I’m thinking we’re probably not alone. I’m sharing my Amazon Prime Day picks, specifically for home decor. We have so many rooms in the house that […]

TGI-Friday by The Wood Grain Cottage

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TGI-Friday & The Last 5 House Things I’ve Purchased

Friday… Isn’t it one of the best days of the week?! In today’s TGI-Friday post, I thought it would be fun to share the last 5 house things I’ve purchased… minus groceries! Even though I haven’t been posting on the blog, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been buying the house some goodies here and there! […]

Friday… Isn’t it one of the best days of the week?! In today’s TGI-Friday post, I thought it would be fun to share the last 5 house things I’ve purchased… minus groceries! Even though I haven’t been posting on the blog, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been buying the house some goodies here and there! […]

My Favorite Things by The Wood Grain Cottage

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My Favorite Things

It’s been awhile since I last shared my favorite things, but I’m back today to do just that! I’ve got several new favorites, and I can’t wait to share them with you! For this round, I have a pretty good mix of items. Everything from jewelry, makeup, personal items and pillows! I hope you find something […]

It’s been awhile since I last shared my favorite things, but I’m back today to do just that! I’ve got several new favorites, and I can’t wait to share them with you! For this round, I have a pretty good mix of items. Everything from jewelry, makeup, personal items and pillows! I hope you find something […]

Why I Love Bamboo Blinds by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Why I Love Bamboo Blinds

Looking to add new blinds to your home? Here are several reasons why I love bamboo blinds! Today, I’m sharing all about why I love bamboo blinds. I know how hard it can be to pick the right blinds for a house… it’s hard work, with a lot of apprehension. To many a blind may […]

Looking to add new blinds to your home? Here are several reasons why I love bamboo blinds! Today, I’m sharing all about why I love bamboo blinds. I know how hard it can be to pick the right blinds for a house… it’s hard work, with a lot of apprehension. To many a blind may […]

My Favorite Things by The Wood Grain Cottage

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My Favorite Things

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing another round of My Favorite Things! I had so many requests to keep this series going, so I’ll try to do it once a month! This month, I started putting together my list of items and saw a pretty constant theme… lots of lighting/ lanterns and bedding. Again, just like […]

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing another round of My Favorite Things! I had so many requests to keep this series going, so I’ll try to do it once a month! This month, I started putting together my list of items and saw a pretty constant theme… lots of lighting/ lanterns and bedding. Again, just like […]

My Favorite Rugs by The Wood Grain Cottage

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My Favorite Rugs

I get asked a lot about the rugs throughout our home, so today I’m spilling the details. I hope this helps, especially if you’re on the rug hunt! I know how hard it can be to find good rugs! Do they fit the room? Are they comfortable? Do they hide dirt? Do they stain, snag or […]

I get asked a lot about the rugs throughout our home, so today I’m spilling the details. I hope this helps, especially if you’re on the rug hunt! I know how hard it can be to find good rugs! Do they fit the room? Are they comfortable? Do they hide dirt? Do they stain, snag or […]

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My Favorite Things

If you’ve ever wondered what a few of my favorite things were, be that home decor, personal items, or things for DIY, then today is your day! I’m sharing my current favorites below. Now, before I list the items, I want to say that these are all items I use almost daily. In the future […]

If you’ve ever wondered what a few of my favorite things were, be that home decor, personal items, or things for DIY, then today is your day! I’m sharing my current favorites below. Now, before I list the items, I want to say that these are all items I use almost daily. In the future […]

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