Home Library Organization (and the Billy Shelves, Six Years Later)

One of the first things we did when we moved into this house was buying Ikea Billy shelves and glass doors for the formal living room turned library. Six years later, it’s one of the few things I’ve never been tempted to change. Aesthetically, I still love how they look and how they’re one of the first things you see … Continue reading

Superkea Sunday 2018! and stuff around here lately

I was sure that this year’s Superkea Sunday was going to be much more crowded than last year’s, when the Falcons were playing. I was wrong! Ikea was satisfyingly dead, and we enjoyed the least congested Superkea Sunday in recent memory. If you’re new to the blog and have no idea what I’m talking about, we have a family tradition … Continue reading

Snow White Movie Night: Abe’s Disney Movie Education

Post contains affiliate links. If you buy something after following my links, I get a small commission, but you don’t pay anything extra. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial!  Back when my older kids were little, doing a bunch of themed movie nights in preparation for our Disney trips always sounded like a fabulous, superfun idea. But I had so many little kids! I think … Continue reading

To Wallpaper or Not to Wallpaper: Dining Room Plans

Here’s how the dining room looks at the moment. Well, not this exact moment, but when the table’s cleaned off: The dining room is a funny trouble spot, in that I’ve never been happy with it even though I am pretty happy with the furniture in it and, with the exception of the chairs, that hasn’t changed much since we moved … Continue reading

Christmas 2017 Recap and….We Have Chicks!!

Post contains affiliate links. If you buy something after following my links, I get a small commission, but you don’t pay any extra. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! Here’s why my Christmas recap is so late this year: I wanted to show you our new girls! We had chickens several years ago, at our old house, and gave them to … Continue reading

Plans for 2018: of the House, Blog, and Personal Varieties

Happy New Year! I meant to do a Christmas recap post before this one, but we’re actually picking up the last of our Christmas presents today, and I wanted to be able to include them in the Christmas post, so I’m switching things up. I just took a look back at my post about 2017 house plans from last year … Continue reading

Happy Holidays and See You Next Year!

I meant to have one more post about something other than how I’m not posting anymore this year up today, but then it got late and the photos weren’t edited and the next episode of The Crown beckons…so instead I’m just posting right quick to say Merry Everything to all of you, thank you so much for spending some of … Continue reading

Christmas Trees in the Kids’ Rooms, plus Abe’s State Puzzle Tree

Hey, look what happened here last weekend: We got what is, for Georgia, a massive amount of snow. It was supposed to be an inch or so, but it ended up being something like 6 or 7 inches. And a nice, convenient sort of snow that was beautiful and fluffy and fell on roads that warmed up enough during the … Continue reading

Our Travel Christmas Tree: My Home Style

I’m excited to be back again this year participating in My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition, hosted by Stephanie over at Casa Watkins Living. A big welcome to those of you coming over from House Homemade, and make sure that when you’re done here you hop over to see what the very talented Domicile 37 has going on tree-wise this … Continue reading

In Search of the Perfect Christmas Playlist (and the top 20 songs from mine)

Way back the very first Christmas I was blogging here, I posted that year’s Christmas Playlist. I’ve made a lot of additions (and subtractions) since then, and every year I think about posting an updated list, and every year I…..don’t. This year I decided to search deep within myself for the reason, and what I came up with is pretty … Continue reading