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

Abe’s National Parks Room: Updates Already

I can’t leave Abe’s room alone. I posted the reveal back in August, but I’d been working on the room for a full year before that, on and off, and apparently I can’t quite shake the habit. Also I wanted more pillows. I always intended to have more fun pillows on Abe’s bed than the couple that were around for … Continue reading

Dec-O-Ween! A Decomposing Composers Halloween

It’s here! Dec-O-Ween week is here! This is my first time hosting a blog hop of any sort, and it’s been so much fun reading everyone’s posts and seeing the great Halloween decor they’ve all come up with. Make sure you take the time to check out all the other posts after you finish here! The kids and I had … Continue reading

Vintage Horror Movie Posters: Easy and Inexpensive Halloween Decorating

I should probably note for the record here that I do not enjoy horror movies. But I do enjoy their posters, at least their posters from old times. Actually, I could probably watch these particular movies, even, without being haunted for decades. Like after I made the mistake of watching Scream twenty years ago. I’m so fragile. We have a very … Continue reading

Sunroom Updates: A New Rug and a Cluttered Mantel

We last visited the sunroom back in May (what?! how did that happen? I would have absolutely sworn it was July. Stop it, time!) when we had just moved Abe’s tent down there and made a kind of tossed together play area in one side of the room: Today I’m here to show you the slightly more pulled together, intentional … Continue reading

Five Halloween Decorating Ideas: Ghosts of Halloween Past

I’m excited about Halloween decorating this year! I have to confess that I wasn’t entirely feeling it last year. Actually, I confessed it last year, too. I posted about a small Halloween vignette in my foyer and said, “Honestly? THIS is about how much Halloween decorating I wanted to do this year.” Unvarnished truth is what I give you here … Continue reading

My Home Style Before and After

I’m excited to be participating in the My Home Style, Before and After Edition blog hop this week, with a whole bunch of fabulous bloggers. If you’re coming here from The DIY Mommy, welcome! And if you’re a regular reader who’s been around for awhile, you’ve seen my bathroom before, but we’ve made a few updates recently and I’m going … Continue reading

My Fujifilm X-T10 : A Very Non-technical Review

It’s been around ten months, I think, since I upgraded my camera from a Canon Rebel T3i to the mirrorless Fujifilm X-T10, so I thought it was about time I said what I think about it. I love it. Very much. I’d had my Rebel for about three years (and it was an upgrade from another Rebel before that). I … Continue reading