Welcome to The Wood Grain Cottage!
I’m Shayna… The small town Colorado girl who’s obsessed with home and everything that entails! I’m a creative, a decorator, a day dreamer, a huge fan of scones and I’m passionate about loving where I live and making a home.
I’m only slightly obsessed with scones (Scone of the Month, anyone?), happy endings and a big believer that hardships make us better, if only we hand it over to God and let Him lead the path of our story.
A few years ago, I had everything I thought I’d always wanted. A marriage, a new house and a business I was creating from the ground up. Then, things went to the side. My marriage ended, I moved out of my house, and then eventually sold it. My creative energy disappeared and my business, this very blog and online shop came to a halt.
I thought my story had ended, but it turns out, God had something even better in store for me. Before, when I thought I had everything I’d always wanted, I realized quickly that wasn’t even half of what God really had planned.
It wasn’t until I gave up, and gave in, that He changed my story.
Now, I live with my sweetheart of a husband, Todd in our fixer upper of a house. We have our work cut out for us, but I’ve found the hard work is always worth it. Isn’t that the truth for most things?
Join me as I share my love of home. Be that decorating, remodeling, cooking or gardening. I’m always working on something and always trying to create a home we love spending time in. There really is no place like home, and I’m so happy you’re here.
Here's a few things you may not know about me:
- I listen to music and watch things on repeat. I always have and probably always will.
- I’m gluten free, and avoid most dairy.
- We bake a batch of scones every weekend, which inspired our Scone of the Month recipe.
- My favorite cake is German Chocolate.
- Home is my favorite place.
- I obsess a little too much about paint colors.