Our First RV Trip: Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga West KOA

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I won’t say that everything that could go wrong did, because I can think of an awful lot of things that could have gone wrong and didn’t (for which I’m grateful)…..but a lot of things went wrong. And it was still pretty fun! So, yay–first trip with the trailer=success(ful enough that we don’t want to sell the thing yet)! We … Continue reading

Organize! The Dining Room

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Post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! I haven’t read that book about tidying up that everyone else is reading these days, but I gather that the main idea is “get rid of all your crap,” which I am already totally on board with. Also something about not holding on to things that don’t “spark joy,” which I … Continue reading

DIY Custom Shelving for a Small Closet: Toddler Toys….Tamed!

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One of the most bittersweet experiences a DIY blogger can have is completing a project, having it turn out really well, and knowing that the pictures of it are going to suck. Because it’s a small, dark closet. Sigh. It’s like I’ll have to derive satisfaction and fulfillment just from having done something in my house that will be attractive … Continue reading

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

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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

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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

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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