What’s Going on Here Lately + Looking Ahead to the Summer in Blogging

Post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! (if you buy something after clicking on an affiliate link, I make a little money, and the cost to you is the same) I don’t know if you all realized this or not, but we’re leaving in less than two weeks on our ginormous, cross-country, summer RV road trip ! Ack! We started planning this … Continue reading

Peacock Duvet Cover + Fun with the Wide Angle Lens

Not much has changed in our master bedroom for awhile now….except the bedding, which changes constantly. I can’t seem to settle on anything. I mean, this would be fine if I were changing things up for fun to try something different, but it’s always because I was never really happy with what was in there to start with. Here’s where it … Continue reading

Drayton Hall in Charleston, SC

You can’t throw a rock without hitting a plantation or other historic home in Charleston. So when I was planning our itinerary for our Spring Break trip, I didn’t want us to tour just any old historic homes. I wanted the best ones and, in particular, the ones with something a little….different about them. I ended up settling on Mcleod … Continue reading

Hello Spring Home Tour

Whenever I’m invited to participate in a spring home tour blog hop, I go back and forth about it, because–truth is–I’m not much of a spring decorator. But do you know what I AM? A procrastinator. So I like to look at spring blog hop time as a chance to finally put away the last remnants of my Christmas decor … Continue reading

Ordering Real, Genuine Pictures for the Wall from MPix

I won’t be making a groundbreaking new observation about modern life when I say that families today tend to document their lives photographically more intensely than ever before and yet they often have less physical evidence of said documentation than ever before as well. As recently as when Ari was born (so nearly sixteen years ago. Eek. How did that … Continue reading

The Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson in Augusta, GA

I pretty much always enjoy touring historic houses, but president houses are my favorites. I can’t pass up a chance to combine my geeky interest in history with my (less geeky?) interest in design. I have a lifetime ambition to eventually see all of the country’s presidential houses, and I have a decent start on it. Even though there’s only … Continue reading

Cozy, Eclectic, Vintage, Brady Bunch Den (or Family Room, if you will) Reveal

Our den does not actually look anything at all like the Brady Bunch family room. But I mentioned in a planning post way back a long time ago (umm. TWO YEARS AGO. Damn, I’m slow) that the Brady Bunch family room was my inspiration for the general feel I was going for in the space and for how I envisioned … Continue reading