Christmas Trees in the Kids’ Rooms, plus Abe’s State Puzzle Tree

Hey, look what happened here last weekend: We got what is, for Georgia, a massive amount of snow. It was supposed to be an inch or so, but it ended up being something like 6 or 7 inches. And a nice, convenient sort of snow that was beautiful and fluffy and fell on roads that warmed up enough during the … Continue reading

Our Travel Christmas Tree: My Home Style

I’m excited to be back again this year participating in My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition, hosted by Stephanie over at Casa Watkins Living. A big welcome to those of you coming over from House Homemade, and make sure that when you’re done here you hop over to see what the very talented Domicile 37 has going on tree-wise this … Continue reading

In Search of the Perfect Christmas Playlist (and the top 20 songs from mine)

Way back the very first Christmas I was blogging here, I posted that year’s Christmas Playlist. I’ve made a lot of additions (and subtractions) since then, and every year I think about posting an updated list, and every year I…..don’t. This year I decided to search deep within myself for the reason, and what I came up with is pretty … Continue reading

Christmas Home Tour and $300 Giveaway: A Relatively Minimalist Holiday

If you look back at my older Christmas tours (which you can do here, here, and here), you’ll find a whole lot of color. Lots of red and green and also a whole mess of blue. So I don’t know quite what happened this year, but I ended up with fairly neutral, minimalist holiday decorations. I mean, at least minimalist … Continue reading

How to Make GIANT Paper Cone Trees for Christmas

Before I take off to celebrate this freakishly early Thanksgiving… (aside: I know it’s popular to hate on daylight savings time these days; I actually LIKE DST, but the calendar change I’d like to propose is that Thanksgiving always be on the last Thursday of the month instead of the fourth one, so as to prevent the kind of sneaky behavior we’re … Continue reading

DIY Pieced Together Kids’ Superman Costume for Halloween

As I mentioned on Instagram, last minute Halloween costume posts are the only Halloween costume posts I do. I believe last year I didn’t post any costume pics until after Halloween, in fact….maybe the year before, too, so if you keep in mind about how everything’s relative and all, I’m doing very, very well this year! Go me! So Superman … Continue reading

DIY Dollar Store Rat Place Card Holders and a Halloween Tablescape (plus a bit more Halloween)

As I said when I showed you my friend Tracy’s fabulous Halloween house tour, I didn’t do a whole lot of Halloween decorating myself this year. We usually come up with a big theme and at least do a display in the dining room (like last year’s Decomposing Composers, or the Camp-o-Ween theme from 2015)….but this year inspiration eluded us … Continue reading

Tracy’s Spooktacular Halloween House Tour

Hey, this isn’t my house! I’ve been really negligent about Halloween decorating myself this year (although I may have a small post for you later), so this year I’m showing you the house of the best Halloween decorator I know, my friend Tracy (who gets a lot of help from her son/Milo and Gus’s good friend, Jack). I meant to do … Continue reading

A Use What You’ve Got (Plus Maybe Some Thrifted Christmas Plates) Christmas Table

Post contains affiliate links; thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! I’ve got one more Christmassy post for you today, and then I’m going to take off on a blogging hiatus until after New Year’s (at least here. I have some catching up to do on the travel blog, so I hope to get at least one more post up there before … Continue reading

DIY Travel Souvenir Ornaments, Part 2: Magnets turned Ornaments

Post contains affiliate links; thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! Way back when I did my very first Christmas post of the season, about salt dough US map ornaments, I talked about how I always have very good intentions to buy lots of pretty souvenir ornaments everywhere we go on our trips. And then I always find that our travel budget … Continue reading