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I have two new books coming out in 2017!

The Barn Quilt Coloring Book – Will be available March 1, 2017…


Relax. Refresh. Renew.

Life is full of demands. Appointments, deadlines, obligations, and constant digital chatter occupy every moment and build a mountain of unhealthy stress and tension. Research shows that coloring can be an effective stress reducer, but true rest and peace are found in God. Inspirational adult coloring books by Majestic Expressions incorporate these two ideas in one  beautifully illustrated book.

Inspired by the Barn Quilt popularity and many Barn Quilt Trails surfacing around the US, this coloring book features barn quilt patterns and pictures for you to color. It also includes Scriptures about the beauty of the earth, bounty, harvest, hard work, early morning, and creation. Color your own barn quilt and watch each picture come alive as you allow your creativity to flow freely, filling the intricate images with the beauty of color.


And the Home Design Doodle Book will be available May 1, 2017.


This Home Design Doodle book is intended to give you a push in the right direction for putting design ideas on paper. It is a hybrid sketch/decorating book with thick pages for gluing and painting some of your favorite ideas. Included are color inspiration pictures, home decorating tips, doodle and journal prompts, and blank sketch pages.

Express your creativity! You never know what might happen.



I am honored to share that Inspired You was a 2014 ECPA Christian Book Award finalist in the New Author category.

A blurb & video about my book…

“Some girls get giddy over a new pair of shoes. Marian Parsons gets giddy over room makeovers. With a lot of ingenuity, a little bit of effort, and a tight budget, she has transformed her home into a beautiful space and filled her heart with a lot more contentment. Thousands have found inspiration at Marian’s blog,, and now she shares dozens of new projects, ideas, and DIY adventures in the pages of Inspired You.

Marian will remind you that homes don’t have to be magazine material to be special, comfortable, and inviting. The goal you’re working toward is home. Not a perfect home. Not an “impress the neighbors” home. Just home—one whose walls and rooms tell the story of the family who lives there. Beautiful homes start with inspiration and a willingness to try. So uncover your God-given creativity. Be encouraged, be willing, and be inspired.”


In case you’re curious, here are some posts about the book writing process and how someone (me) who was never an aspiring author and has sub-par grammar came to write a for-real book…

From Blogger to Author

How it Happened

Now I actually have to write a book…


Shooting the Cover

Where you can buy the book…



If you read my book and enjoyed it, please take the time to go to and leave a review.  Thank you!

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