Book A Day Advent Calendar/Christmas Countdown.

We’ve been wrapping up Christmas books for the kids and reading one a night all during December for years and years now. It certainly isn’t an idea I originated, and I’m sure most everyone already knows about it, but I posted a photo of our stacks of Christmas books waiting to be wrapped up on Instagram last week and someone … Continue reading

Framed Vintage Christmas Sheet Music

I think this is the week when I’m supposed to show you my Thanksgiving table. We are hosting Thanksgiving this year, but my table’s going to look pretty much how it looked last year and the year before that, so you don’t get a new post about that. It will look pretty much like this, only with different chairs: So … Continue reading

Progress in the Den! Slow and Erratic Wins the Race.

We’ve been watching The Crown on Netflix because the politics that happened 60 years ago in another country are easier and less scary to think about than the politics that are happening here and now….and it’s become very clear to me that the royal family has fancier gallery walls than I do. I’m a little embarrassed about my own gallery … Continue reading

DIY Road Trip Souvenir Christmas Ornaments (and a cautionary tale)

Post contains affiliate links; thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! Last year I made and posted about our Christmas crackers Advent calendar type thing on December 14. This year I’m going to try something new: I’m going to get projects done and post about them early enough that 1. my own family can enjoy them and 2. anyone reading who would … Continue reading

Halloween 2016: Ridiculously Obscure Costumes + a Firefighter

Later in the week I’ll have a (gasp!)…..Christmas post for you, but first here’s a quick goodbye to Halloween post. I hope none of you wanted to dress up as the Apollo 11 stones this year, because this post is coming too late to do you any good. File it away for next year. But let me back up. We … Continue reading