Benjamin Moore’s Bunker Hill Green for Abe’s Room

Ikea Ribba book ledges and Benjamin Moore's Bunker Hill Green

Some people always manage a fun pun in their post titles. I LOVE puns, but I seem to be terrible at them. And really good at dry but descriptive titles. It’s so rare that I come up with a wonderful terrible pun, in fact, that I actually remember my two best ones, even though they’re both from college. Ready? So … Continue reading

Big Blue and Travel Trailer Talk


That’s some serious alliteration I’ve got going on up there! I’m in the middle of planning out school for the kids for the year, so that’s probably why. We’re spending these last days of summer (for Dave goes back for pre-planning Tuesday of next week) swimming, sitting in our air conditioning, painting Abe’s room (previews on Instagram, but I was … Continue reading

Seven Things to Do in Santa Cruz, CA with Kids


I don’t want to brag or anything, but I recently returned from a trip to California in which I survived not just one….not just two…but FOUR airplane flights. Like, not a single one of them crashed! I’m pretty sure that’s some kind of record. So, yeah, the least fun parts of our trip were the flying parts, but all the … Continue reading

Mid-year Check In: Past Goals and Future Plans


Back at the beginning of the year, I made a list of house related goals for 2015. I haven’t really thought a whole lot about the list since then, so I was pleasantly surprised when I took a look at it earlier to find that we’re staying on track pretty well. This is probably because it’s a pretty short list. … Continue reading

Getting the Whole Group Together for National Vacation Rental Month with Wyndham Vacation Rentals


  Hey, guess what?! July is National Vacation Rental Month, and Wyndham Vacation Rentals is having a month long celebration; find out how to enter to win your own road trip getaway at the bottom of this post.  I had no idea this was a thing until recently, but it makes a lot of sense, because July is when everyone’s … Continue reading

Vintage Planter Collection and Ikea Bjarnum Shelves


The last bathroom post! You know, I was all proud of myself for holding back on posting every little update, so that I’d have a real REVEAL to show off in here….but the downside is I kind of feel like these little posts about specific projects afterward are a bit of a let down. So with that enticing introduction out … Continue reading

A (Mostly) Black and White Gallery Wall


Posts have been sparse around here because we just got back from a week and a half in California, where we had a great time seeing family and beaches and redwood trees and whatnot. More on that later, but today a quick post with a few more details about the gallery wall in our master bathroom. I’ve been trying to … Continue reading

Master Bathroom Source List

mirror gallery wall in bathroom

Post contains affiliate links. If you buy something using one of the Amazon links, Boxy Colonial gets a few cents, but your price is the same. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! Thanks so much to everyone for the kind comments on the master bathroom! I don’t think I’ve ever done a full, separate post about sources before, but there are … Continue reading

A Black, White, and Vintage Master Bathroom


  Well, look what we have here! The master bathroom makeover three years in the making. Or at least three years in the thinking about and a year and a half or so in the making. Today there will be many pictures and then later on I’ll post a source list and probably have a couple of small posts about … Continue reading