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

Christmas Home Tour and $300 Giveaway: A Relatively Minimalist Holiday

If you look back at my older Christmas tours (which you can do here, here, and here), you’ll find a whole lot of color. Lots of red and green and also a whole mess of blue. So I don’t know quite what happened this year, but I ended up with fairly neutral, minimalist holiday decorations. I mean, at least minimalist … Continue reading

How to Make GIANT Paper Cone Trees for Christmas

Before I take off to celebrate this freakishly early Thanksgiving… (aside: I know it’s popular to hate on daylight savings time these days; I actually LIKE DST, but the calendar change I’d like to propose is that Thanksgiving always be on the last Thursday of the month instead of the fourth one, so as to prevent the kind of sneaky behavior we’re … Continue reading

Covered Porch with Navy Blue Ceiling: Updates!

Let us take advantage of this ridiculously brief interval between Halloween and Christmas to talk a little about my porch. Because I have a very frightening public service announcement to make: Thanksgiving is only two weeks away!  RIGHT?! I realized this on Sunday, and it really freaked me out. I don’t have the Halloween stuff put away yet. In fact, I … Continue reading