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A picture of the plum bushes on our property.

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Naming Our New Property

I’m talking all about the process of naming our new property. Continue reading to see what we chose and why it’s so special to us! Now that Todd and I have a clear direction for our property and the home we’ll be building, the time has come to officially give it a name. There’s something […]

I’m talking all about the process of naming our new property. Continue reading to see what we chose and why it’s so special to us! Now that Todd and I have a clear direction for our property and the home we’ll be building, the time has come to officially give it a name. There’s something […]

A picture of our building site.

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Building A New, Old Home

I’m sharing all about our plan to start building a new, old home on our property and why I feel so drawn to having a timeless design style for our new home. A few weeks ago I shared a big update on the process of designing and building our new home. It’s been quite the […]

I’m sharing all about our plan to start building a new, old home on our property and why I feel so drawn to having a timeless design style for our new home. A few weeks ago I shared a big update on the process of designing and building our new home. It’s been quite the […]

A picture of us looking over building plans.

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Plans That Change

Most of us experience plans that change. The journey of building our new home isn’t any different. Below I’m sharing an update. It’s been a little while since I’ve shared any big updates on our house building journey. That’s not to say things haven’t been happening behind the scenes, because they certainly have, but I […]

Most of us experience plans that change. The journey of building our new home isn’t any different. Below I’m sharing an update. It’s been a little while since I’ve shared any big updates on our house building journey. That’s not to say things haven’t been happening behind the scenes, because they certainly have, but I […]

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Saying Goodbye To Our Willow House

With the recent sale of our home, today I’m saying goodbye to our Willow House. Saying goodbye is never easy. It’s an official ending and even when we know it’s time to close the door and walk through a new one, it can be very bittersweet. Saying goodbye to our Willow House was just that. […]

With the recent sale of our home, today I’m saying goodbye to our Willow House. Saying goodbye is never easy. It’s an official ending and even when we know it’s time to close the door and walk through a new one, it can be very bittersweet. Saying goodbye to our Willow House was just that. […]

A picture of our family on our future front porch.

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Our Next Big Move!

Surprise! We sold our house and I’m sharing all about our next big move below! I’ve been keeping a big secret for the last month or so… Todd and I have sold our house and we close right after Thanksgiving! It almost doesn’t feel real saying that, but here we are! Over the last two […]

Surprise! We sold our house and I’m sharing all about our next big move below! I’ve been keeping a big secret for the last month or so… Todd and I have sold our house and we close right after Thanksgiving! It almost doesn’t feel real saying that, but here we are! Over the last two […]

A picture showing the copper jam pan in my kitchen.

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The Copper Jam Pan

Last weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. I’ve spent years waiting to be a mother… to have a precious baby filling the house with laughter, screams and so much love the cup continues to overflow at the end of the day… even after a long day. Ania is truly such a blessing and being […]

Last weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. I’ve spent years waiting to be a mother… to have a precious baby filling the house with laughter, screams and so much love the cup continues to overflow at the end of the day… even after a long day. Ania is truly such a blessing and being […]

A picture of me painting the downstairs bathroom.

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TGI-Friday: Behind The Scenes, What’s Coming Soon & More

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a TGI-Friday post and today felt like a good day to change that! We have so much going on right now and I can’t wait to fill you in on all of the little details.  Hard to believe, but Ania turned nine months old this week. She’s […]

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a TGI-Friday post and today felt like a good day to change that! We have so much going on right now and I can’t wait to fill you in on all of the little details.  Hard to believe, but Ania turned nine months old this week. She’s […]

TGI-Friday: A picture of our sweet giirl!

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TGI-Friday: Three Months With Our Girl

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a TGI-Friday, but they’re still one of my favorite posts to write. They always give a more personal look into our lives and I enjoy sharing fun things I’ve ran across and what we’ve been busy working on. And boy have we been busy! I blinked, and our […]

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a TGI-Friday, but they’re still one of my favorite posts to write. They always give a more personal look into our lives and I enjoy sharing fun things I’ve ran across and what we’ve been busy working on. And boy have we been busy! I blinked, and our […]

A picture of our sweet baby.

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Introducing Our Sweet Girl

I’ve been so excited to share the happy, wonderful, truly joyful news that our sweet baby girl has arrived! I’ve waited so long to become a mother, and now that our sweet girl is here, Todd and I are both overwhelmed with so much love for this precious gift from God. Ania Nichelle was born […]

I’ve been so excited to share the happy, wonderful, truly joyful news that our sweet baby girl has arrived! I’ve waited so long to become a mother, and now that our sweet girl is here, Todd and I are both overwhelmed with so much love for this precious gift from God. Ania Nichelle was born […]

A picture of ultrasound pictures and tulips.

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Our Sweetest Gift

We’ve been keeping a secret… a really big secret. Throughout these last several months, since November really, I’ve been under the weather… and all for good reason. We have our sweetest gift, a precious baby girl, who will be joining our family in July!! Todd and I are both so very excited, and we can’t […]

We’ve been keeping a secret… a really big secret. Throughout these last several months, since November really, I’ve been under the weather… and all for good reason. We have our sweetest gift, a precious baby girl, who will be joining our family in July!! Todd and I are both so very excited, and we can’t […]

A picture of a living room with a cream couch and chairs.

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What We’ve Been Up To

Holy cow… it feels like I blinked and we’re well into February. It’s hard to believe the last time I posted was right before Christmas, but that’s how it’s gone these past few months. Because I haven’t posted in a little while, I thought I’d share what we’ve been up to and catch you up […]

Holy cow… it feels like I blinked and we’re well into February. It’s hard to believe the last time I posted was right before Christmas, but that’s how it’s gone these past few months. Because I haven’t posted in a little while, I thought I’d share what we’ve been up to and catch you up […]

TGI-Friday: Hawaii Recap by The Wood Grain Cottage

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TGI-Friday: Hawaii Trip Recap

Happy TGI-Friday! We’re officially back from Hawaii and as much fun as we had, it’s so nice to be home! There’s something so comforting about coming home to a place you love! One of the first things I told Todd as we were rolling our bags up to the house was how cute our front […]

Happy TGI-Friday! We’re officially back from Hawaii and as much fun as we had, it’s so nice to be home! There’s something so comforting about coming home to a place you love! One of the first things I told Todd as we were rolling our bags up to the house was how cute our front […]

TGI-Friday by The Wood Grain Cottage

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TGI-FRIDAY: Scone of the Month, What I’m Taking To Hawaii, Fire Pit Search & More

This week has been so incredibly busy! Next week we’re we sneaking away to Hawaii, so I’ve been doing my best to get ready for our trip, and making sure the blog has new content for you to enjoy while we’re away! I’m also in the middle of working on two big projects we’ll be […]

This week has been so incredibly busy! Next week we’re we sneaking away to Hawaii, so I’ve been doing my best to get ready for our trip, and making sure the blog has new content for you to enjoy while we’re away! I’m also in the middle of working on two big projects we’ll be […]

TGI-Friday: Patio Demo, Landscaping & House Video's by The Wood Grain Cottage

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TGI-Friday: Patio Demo, Landscaping & House Video’s

It’s time for another TGI-Friday! We’ve had so much going on these past few weeks, it’s been hard to keep up with everything!  A proper update is definitely due! If you follow me on Instagram, and if you watched my Stories, you saw that last week we worked on demo’ing our back patio for the […]

It’s time for another TGI-Friday! We’ve had so much going on these past few weeks, it’s been hard to keep up with everything!  A proper update is definitely due! If you follow me on Instagram, and if you watched my Stories, you saw that last week we worked on demo’ing our back patio for the […]

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TGI-Friday: Our Weekend Trip To Denver & What We Bought At Ikea

Like I mentioned in our laundry room update post this week, we set out on a quick trip to Ikea a few weekends ago, and decided to spend some much needed “down time” in Denver while we were visiting. Even though we’ve both lived there (ages ago), we’d never really stayed downtown and took in […]

Like I mentioned in our laundry room update post this week, we set out on a quick trip to Ikea a few weekends ago, and decided to spend some much needed “down time” in Denver while we were visiting. Even though we’ve both lived there (ages ago), we’d never really stayed downtown and took in […]

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