Boxing Day!

Happy Boxing Day! December 26th is a holiday we always “celebrated” growing up. My Mom spent a few years in England in her early twenties and so the tradition of this English holiday entered into my childhood.
I always thought the name came about because it was the day we boxed up our Christmas decor. (Did my mom trick me into helping tidy this way? Ha!) In truth the day was created because it’s the day that the English boxed up gifts or tips for service workers. It’s also become a big holiday for shopping similar to how we have Black Friday in the United States. Continue reading Boxing Day!

Patio Furniture Roundup (on a budget)

I need furniture. Outdoor furniture. That will fit on my small patio. And that won’t cost $1,000,000. (Or even $1,000.) We keep wanting to eat outside and our camping chairs aren’t quite cutting it. (Click on pictures for links)

The current patio

We definitely have room for improvement. (That green grass still makes me so happy!)

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