creating a book cover | feels like home

If you missed it, I have a new book coming out in September that is all about customizing your house (or apartment, condo, townhouse) so that it feels like home.  I would definitely consider writing...

may 12 art sale preview

Despite putting a focus on custom paintings over the past 2-3 weeks, I also accumulated enough paintings to have an art sale before I work on the next round of commissions and the next series. ...

my other pennsylvania antique purchases

Before I get into today's post, I wanted to share that my next original art sale will be this Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 10:00 am CST.  The paintings will be sold in my online shop HERE.  I'll be...

creative play | customizing a sketchbook

I've been spending a lot of time with my Kitchin sketchbooks, reading them, doing pencil studies of the sketches, and scanning each page.  Handling them has made me think about my own sketchbooks...

lessons from queen victoria’s sketchbooks

A few weeks ago, I was searching around for something short and inspiring to watch.  Maybe a documentary on an artist?  Or a short art lesson?  My curiosity was piqued when I spotted The Royal...
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Cleaning Calendars – An Opinion Piece

Cleaning Calendars – An Opinion Piece

First, I have to start this post with a confession.  I had the best of intentions when it came to setting "deep cleaning" as the theme for April.  I envisioned taking everything off of the kitchen...

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cute swimsuits for all shapes

cute swimsuits for all shapes

We're going to something a little different today and dive into the incredibly uncomfortable world of swimsuit shopping!  I promise, though, I have found the absolute best swimsuits and, if you've...

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March 2021 Favorites

March 2021 Favorites

Before we're into May, I figured I should share my favorites from March!  As I was working on this post, it felt like March was a world away.  What happened in March?  What did I do?  Why is it so...

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Marian Parsons - Miss Mustard Seed

I’m Marian, aka Miss Mustard Seed, a wife, mother, paint enthusiast, lover of all things home and an entrepreneur, author, artist, designer, freelance writer & photographer.  READ MORE to learn more about me, my blog and my business…

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