cleaning a smoke smell out of wood furniture

When you buy used furniture sometimes musty, dusty, pet, and smoke smells come with it.  When it comes to severe pet and smoke odors, I'll usually pass on a piece.  They are notoriously hard to...

basement family room makeover | 1800’s chandelier

Nothing quite says "relaxed basement family room" like an 1800's chandelier dripping with crystals.  Am I right or am I right? Okay, not really.  In fact, when I shared the very meticulous sketch...

four years…

July 24, 2021, was the four-year anniversary of the day we moved into our house in Rochester, Minnesota!  It was a whirlwind move that truly was an incredible story (you can read about it HERE.) On...

creative play | bookbinding single pages

In my last box of goodies that came from across the pond from Julia of Ponder & Purchase, I received several vintage and antique sketchbooks and drawing/oil papers.  She's been on the hunt for...

basement family room makeover | decisions

Over the last few weeks, you've seen me meander through decisions about my basement family room makeover.  And, let me say, I am so glad I have given myself the freedom to change course and switch...
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soup recipe round-up

soup recipe round-up

If you follow my Instagram stories, you know that I make soup almost every weekend.  We usually have it for an easy dinner on Sunday and then I'll put the leftovers in jars to eat for lunches and...

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think about such things

think about such things

I have found myself puttering around during the day more often than usual.  I'm still productive and have plenty to show for my time, but I'm not working with my usual intensity and purpose.  After...

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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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