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

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

My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition

Since I have recently become one of those crazy people with three Christmas trees, I was very excited to get the chance to join up with a bunch of other bloggers this week to show off just one of those Christmas trees for the Christmas tree edition of My Home Style, hosted by Stephanie at Casa Watkins Living. Welcome to … Continue reading

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Return of the Dinos

Big thanks to Carrie from Lovely, Etc. for hosting A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour again this year; this is my third year participating, so I’m starting to feel like a veteran. Be sure to stick around to the end to find out how to enter to win $600 (!) to put toward your holiday shopping and to find the … Continue reading

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