Our First RV Trip: Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga West KOA

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

More Trailer Talk: Plans for the Inside

I’m not one of those bloggers who needed to buy a trailer because I’m so low on projects to finish in my real house that I have to have a whole new one with wheels if I want to keep blogging. Nope. That is not me. I could easily make you a list of many dozens of house projects what … Continue reading

What We Did Last Weekend

This lives in our driveway now. It’s huge, isn’t it?! We didn’t exactly mean to get something so big. But, well, there are a lot of us, and some of us are quite tall, and that really limited our options. I’ll talk more about how we decided on something so freakin’ big in a different post. In this one, I’ll … Continue reading

Organize! The Dining Room

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!

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

Abe’s Room: Dresser Decisions

  This, as you may or may not recall, is the moodboard for Abe’s new room. One thing that it doesn’t have in it is a dresser (also curtains. But I have an amazing plan for curtains that I’m very excited about! AMAZING. Well, I think so anyway). I didn’t put in a dresser because I wasn’t sure what sort … Continue reading

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

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