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

A Tour of Our New Toy Hauler: Jayco Octane SL 272

So this two blog thing can lead to overthinking. I mean, most things can lead to overthinking for me, so it’s not surprising, really. Clearly, posts about actually traveling go on the travel blog, Boxy Colonial on the Road. But what about if we’re not “on the road” but in our driveway, but still in our trailer? What THEN?! We … Continue reading

The Corner Shelf in the Den Finally Gets its Own Post

I showed you the finished corner shelf in the den as part of my Christmas house tour, but then, what with Christmas and all that, there was never really a chance to do a whole post just about the shelf. But it was a pretty big project AND I finally got around to taking all the Christmas stuff off of … Continue reading

Superkea Sunday, 2017!

I have a confession to make: when we got home from Ikea on Sunday, we put Abe to bed and then watched most of the last half of the Super Bowl. And boy was that ever a bummer. Lesson learned: don’t watch football; stay at Ikea longer. This was our fifth annual Superkea Sunday, and it was the least crowded … Continue reading

The Great Indoor Gardening Experiment

Post contains affiliate links; thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! Here’s how gardening usually works around here. March: I am SO excited about my garden! Let’s go build garden beds and buy seeds and we’re going to have SO MUCH FOOD! April: Yay! Winter is over! Plants seeds in the ground! May: These beans are doing SO GREAT! Lots of the … Continue reading

House-related Plans for 2017

For the past several years, I’ve always done a list of goals for house projects we wanted to finish over the course of the year. This year I’m going to do a similar list, but I’m calling them plans instead of goals. It’s a relatively minor distinction, but one that reflects where we are with our lives and our house … Continue reading

Exploring the Architecture and Design of Savannah

A lot of you know that Boxy Colonial has a sister blog, Boxy Colonial on the Road, where most of my family and RV travel related posts go. But travel has become a really big part of our lives lately and sometimes I have travel related content that’s also design related content, so you’ll see those posts here from time … Continue reading

Looking Back at 2016 (and a Christmas Recap)

Round about this time of year, I usually do a whole bunch of different Christmas and New Year’s type posts: a Christmas recap, one looking at favorite projects from the past year, another about how we did on our goal list for the year, another about a new goal list for the year to come…. But we went out of … Continue reading