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A picture showing the pillows in our Christmas collection.

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Coming Soon: Our Christmas Collection

I’m so excited to announce that coming soon, we’ll be launching our first ever Christmas collection! I can’t wait to show you what all we’ve been working on! For the past several months I’ve been quietly working hard behind the scenes to create a new Christmas collection. Just typing those words is exciting! It’s been […]

I’m so excited to announce that coming soon, we’ll be launching our first ever Christmas collection! I can’t wait to show you what all we’ve been working on! For the past several months I’ve been quietly working hard behind the scenes to create a new Christmas collection. Just typing those words is exciting! It’s been […]

A picture of our Christmas tree and stockings.

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2020 Christmas Night Tour

The season is aglow with beautiful Christmas lights! Take our Christmas night tour to see our home lit up for the Christmas season and tour other beautiful homes as well!  It’s officially the week of Christmas! I’m so excited for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as we celebrate our newborn king! As per tradition, I’m […]

The season is aglow with beautiful Christmas lights! Take our Christmas night tour to see our home lit up for the Christmas season and tour other beautiful homes as well!  It’s officially the week of Christmas! I’m so excited for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as we celebrate our newborn king! As per tradition, I’m […]

A picture of our Christmas gifts being wrapped.

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Our Christmas Traditions

Love making special memories through Christmas traditions? Us too! Below I’m sharing our Christmas traditions and how we celebrate the holidays! With Christmas being next week, I thought it would be fun to share our Christmas traditions we do every year throughout the holiday season. I know we all have those special family activities we […]

Love making special memories through Christmas traditions? Us too! Below I’m sharing our Christmas traditions and how we celebrate the holidays! With Christmas being next week, I thought it would be fun to share our Christmas traditions we do every year throughout the holiday season. I know we all have those special family activities we […]

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2020 Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to our Christmas home tour! Take the tour below and see how we decorated our home for the holiday season. I’ve been so excited to share our Christmas home tour. This is the first Christmas season with our sweet Ania and I felt a shift in myself as I started decorating. It’s no longer […]

Welcome to our Christmas home tour! Take the tour below and see how we decorated our home for the holiday season. I’ve been so excited to share our Christmas home tour. This is the first Christmas season with our sweet Ania and I felt a shift in myself as I started decorating. It’s no longer […]

A picture of a faux wreath.

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Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas

Ready to add Christmas cheer to your home? See my simple Christmas decorating ideas below for easy ways to bring the Christmas season into your home.  I’ve been working my way through the house, decorating for Christmas and challenging myself to use what I already have, just in fresh new ways. Because I’m all about […]

Ready to add Christmas cheer to your home? See my simple Christmas decorating ideas below for easy ways to bring the Christmas season into your home.  I’ve been working my way through the house, decorating for Christmas and challenging myself to use what I already have, just in fresh new ways. Because I’m all about […]

A picture of our red, white and gold Christmas tree.

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Red, White & Gold Christmas Tree

See how I created our red, white & gold Christmas tree. I’m breaking down the process and sharing helpful tips to get you started.  I always look forward to decorating our Christmas tree. There’s something so magical about bringing out ornaments from years past and treasuring those memories all over again. The twinkle of the […]

See how I created our red, white & gold Christmas tree. I’m breaking down the process and sharing helpful tips to get you started.  I always look forward to decorating our Christmas tree. There’s something so magical about bringing out ornaments from years past and treasuring those memories all over again. The twinkle of the […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas

A collection of affordable Christmas gift ideas perfect for the home lover in your life! Plus, see how to gift each item in a fun, unique way! I’m still working on decorating our home for Christmas. I squeeze in as much as I can in between nap times, which some days is trickier than others […]

A collection of affordable Christmas gift ideas perfect for the home lover in your life! Plus, see how to gift each item in a fun, unique way! I’m still working on decorating our home for Christmas. I squeeze in as much as I can in between nap times, which some days is trickier than others […]

A collection of Red, White & Gold Christmas Decorations

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Red, White & Gold Christmas Decorating Plan

Looking for Christmas decorating inspiration? See our red, white & gold Christmas decorating plan and how I’ll be incorporating it throughout our home.  Believe it or not, this year I’m adding red into our Christmas decor! As a lover of neutral colors, I haven’t had red in my decor in several years, but I woke […]

Looking for Christmas decorating inspiration? See our red, white & gold Christmas decorating plan and how I’ll be incorporating it throughout our home.  Believe it or not, this year I’m adding red into our Christmas decor! As a lover of neutral colors, I haven’t had red in my decor in several years, but I woke […]

A picture of a Christmas tree lit up at night.

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2019 Christmas Home Night Tour

Is there anything better than the glow and twinkling lights the Christmas season provides? I don’t think so, which is why today I’m so happy to share our Christmas Home Night Tour! I’m joining Rachel from Maison de Pax and a group of other amazing bloggers and we’re opening up our doors to share all […]

Is there anything better than the glow and twinkling lights the Christmas season provides? I don’t think so, which is why today I’m so happy to share our Christmas Home Night Tour! I’m joining Rachel from Maison de Pax and a group of other amazing bloggers and we’re opening up our doors to share all […]

A picture of a living room decorated for Christmas.

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2019 Christmas Home Tour

It’s time to share our Christmas Home Tour! These past few weeks I’ve been nestled up on the couch battling a nasty cold and wishing it away so I could start decorating for Christmas and spreading the holiday cheer throughout our home. Inspiration wasn’t coming to me easily, but I’m finally on the mend and […]

It’s time to share our Christmas Home Tour! These past few weeks I’ve been nestled up on the couch battling a nasty cold and wishing it away so I could start decorating for Christmas and spreading the holiday cheer throughout our home. Inspiration wasn’t coming to me easily, but I’m finally on the mend and […]

A picture of a flocked Christmas tree decorated for the season.

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2019 Christmas Tree

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’ve been quite busy around here working on projects, and today I wanted to share our Christmas Tree with you!  A few weeks ago, I shared a peek of our new flocked Christmas tree. It’s such a pretty addition to our living room and I couldn’t wait to […]

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’ve been quite busy around here working on projects, and today I wanted to share our Christmas Tree with you!  A few weeks ago, I shared a peek of our new flocked Christmas tree. It’s such a pretty addition to our living room and I couldn’t wait to […]

A picture of a living room with a flocked Christmas tree.

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TGI-Friday: Our New Christmas Tree, Fun Holiday Baking Items, A Great Winter Coat, & More!

Yesterday I decided to put up our new Christmas tree! It arrived a few days before that, and I was torn on when I wanted to put it up since it’s a little bit earlier than normal. Excitement to see what it looked like got the best of me and, well, it’s now standing tall […]

Yesterday I decided to put up our new Christmas tree! It arrived a few days before that, and I was torn on when I wanted to put it up since it’s a little bit earlier than normal. Excitement to see what it looked like got the best of me and, well, it’s now standing tall […]

A picture of a flocked Christmas tree.

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The Best Flocked Christmas Trees

‘Tis the season to start shopping for a new Christmas tree! Since my very tall, beautiful, tree won’t fit in our home, I went on a big search to find the best flocked Christmas trees to replace the one I have. I loved my other tree… but with our home having 8’ ceilings, there’s no […]

‘Tis the season to start shopping for a new Christmas tree! Since my very tall, beautiful, tree won’t fit in our home, I went on a big search to find the best flocked Christmas trees to replace the one I have. I loved my other tree… but with our home having 8’ ceilings, there’s no […]

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TGI-Friday: Decorating For Christmas & More

Happy Friday! These past few mornings we’ve woken up to snow on the ground, making things feel a lot more like Christmas, and less like fall. The cold has definitely arrived, and I’ve been enjoying watching the snow blow around and shine in the sunlight.  I’m really excited about decorating for Christmas this year. Last […]

Happy Friday! These past few mornings we’ve woken up to snow on the ground, making things feel a lot more like Christmas, and less like fall. The cold has definitely arrived, and I’ve been enjoying watching the snow blow around and shine in the sunlight.  I’m really excited about decorating for Christmas this year. Last […]

Christmas Night Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

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2017 Christmas Home Night Tour

One of the best things about Christmas, is watching the glow of the lights in the evenings. There’s nothing more soothing or captivating, and I love the way the happy glow makes the house feel. Today, I’m so excited to be joining several blogging friends to share my Christmas home night tour. Rachel from Maison […]

One of the best things about Christmas, is watching the glow of the lights in the evenings. There’s nothing more soothing or captivating, and I love the way the happy glow makes the house feel. Today, I’m so excited to be joining several blogging friends to share my Christmas home night tour. Rachel from Maison […]

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