Halloween Decor Season Begins

Honestly? THIS is about how much Halloween decorating I wanted to do this year. I’m feeling sort of overwhelmed this fall, and there are so many things that need to be done in the house, that over the top seasonal decorating seems like a luxury I don’t have time for. But I set a dangerous precedent with our Edgar Allen … Continue reading

Fort Yargo State Park: Mistakes were Made

I’m viewing our weekend at Fort Yargo as our first official trip with the trailer, since we stayed two whole nights and actually did things other than sit inside and listen to the rain like we did in Chattanooga. And…..it was fun! And also sort of full of near catastrophes! I’m going to break the post into two separate parts, … Continue reading

Stenciled Bison Curtains for Abe’s National Parks Room

post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! I’m just going to go ahead and say right now that this project took 100 years (or at least a weekend or so) longer than it should have because it was incredibly tedious and I had a hard time making myself do the second curtain panel after I finished the first. … Continue reading

Our Etowah Indian Mounds Visit

A couple of notes: I updated the “travel” tab up on the top menu bar there, so that you can find all the travel posts organized alphabetically by state. I’m hoping by getting it done now I’ll be able to actually keep up with it, unlike my sadly incomplete project gallery (but you can use the categories menu or the … Continue reading

And the winner is……(Abe’s new dresser + a bison)

A couple of weeks ago, I asked everyone to vote on a new dresser for Abe’s room, and the votes were pretty evenly split between this campaign chest: And this mid century dresser: (I also had put his current dresser, repainted somehow or other in the running, but no one voted for it). And we decided to go with….. NEITHER … Continue reading

Control Any Plug-in Light with a Wall Switch: A Quick Ikea Light Tweak

Post contains an affiliate link. If you go buy the awesome thing I am about to tell you about, I’ll get like 10 cents or something. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! I’m not sure I’ve ever been as excited to see a long weekend as I am right now. This whole school year promises to be extra crazy, between Dave … Continue reading