Someday It Will Stop Being a Zillion Degrees and We’ll Do Things in Our Yard

This is the time of year when people are all over social media posting pictures of flowers blooming and kids swimming and going on and on about how they don’t want summer to end. Bleh. I am totally ready for summer to end. There are things I like about summer: school vacation, road trips, long days, thunderstorms. But by August, … Continue reading

Catching Up….

Here’s one of those little bit of everything posts that happen when there’s a lot going on, but nothing that really needs a post all its own. Dave’s been back at work and the kids and I have been back to doing school here for a few weeks now, and here’s a bit about what’s been going on around here … Continue reading

Abe’s Colorful, Modern National Parks Room: The Reveal

Post contains affiliate links; thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! 2016 is the National Parks Service’s 100th birthday (and, in fact, the actual birthday is August–this very month!) and we’ve been celebrating all year by decorating a National Parks inspired room for our three year old, Abe. We didn’t really mean to keep the celebration going quite THIS long, but….these things … Continue reading

Replacing Outlets Really IS Easy!

Post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! I almost didn’t write this post, because it’s such a quick, simple little thing. It’s the sort of thing I would have blogged about back when I still had time for three or four blog posts a week but that these days I’d usually just do a quick Instagram post about … Continue reading