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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 […]

Saying Goodbye to the Original Wood Grain Cottage by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Saying Goodbye To The Original Wood Grain Cottage

With all of the changes that happened over the last few years, one of the hardest parts of it was letting go and moving out of my home. I dreaded that day. Often though, the thing we don’t want to do the most, is exactly what we need to do… and what leads us on […]

With all of the changes that happened over the last few years, one of the hardest parts of it was letting go and moving out of my home. I dreaded that day. Often though, the thing we don’t want to do the most, is exactly what we need to do… and what leads us on […]

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Back To Blogging!

It’s been no secret that I’ve had a hard time keeping the blog updated and current with all of our house projects these last few months. It feels like I blinked, and the last blog post I published is now over two months old! That honestly wasn’t my intention, and I’ve been trying to make […]

It’s been no secret that I’ve had a hard time keeping the blog updated and current with all of our house projects these last few months. It feels like I blinked, and the last blog post I published is now over two months old! That honestly wasn’t my intention, and I’ve been trying to make […]

House Update: We Moved In by The Wood Grain Cottage

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A House Update: We Moved In!

I figured since I’ve been MIA lately, a house update was definitely due. All I can say, is time sure does fly by when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? I feel like I blinked and the month of February is over and we’re already into March. It’s been busy. Really busy. Needless to say, we […]

I figured since I’ve been MIA lately, a house update was definitely due. All I can say, is time sure does fly by when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? I feel like I blinked and the month of February is over and we’re already into March. It’s been busy. Really busy. Needless to say, we […]

Introducing The Willow House by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Introducing The Willow House

If ever there was a true fixer upper of a house that needed TLC, remodeling and updating, it’d be this one. But even with all the popcorn ceilings, stained and utterly gross carpet, water leaks, and outdated heating and A/C, we knew this house had so much potential to be an incredible home. It would […]

If ever there was a true fixer upper of a house that needed TLC, remodeling and updating, it’d be this one. But even with all the popcorn ceilings, stained and utterly gross carpet, water leaks, and outdated heating and A/C, we knew this house had so much potential to be an incredible home. It would […]

Moving Forward by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Moving Forward

I’m always amazed at how much things change… a year ago I was so unsure of what my future would look like, I could hardly move. For the longest time I sat there, frozen in fear… afraid to make a move, and worried that whatever step I took next, would be the wrong one. Fear […]

I’m always amazed at how much things change… a year ago I was so unsure of what my future would look like, I could hardly move. For the longest time I sat there, frozen in fear… afraid to make a move, and worried that whatever step I took next, would be the wrong one. Fear […]

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Join me as I share several easy to implement ideas that will give your home a breath of fresh air and leave you feeling excited about the changes you see by the end of the week! 

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Update Your Home In Just One Week!