design pivot & the entire family room

Let's talk about those moments when design plans don't work.  You buy something, order something, you put it in place, and then you realize it's not going to work the way you envisioned.  You can...

my first completed sketchbook

For all of the talk I do about journaling and sketchbooks, can you believe that I have never fully completed a sketchbook?!  Well, not until a few weeks ago.  I have filled plenty of pages in plenty...

how I maximize productivity

I am often asked how I do everything that I do, so I'm going to attempt to answer that in this post and to offer some of the ways I maximize productivity.  The reason why I say I'm going to attempt...

tips on styling a hutch

Yesterday afternoon, after doing some computer work then some not-fun organizing in the basement, I decided I needed to do something in my house that was just for fun.  I didn't have very much time,...

design plan for the family room

As I've been thinking about the basement family room, I've had this image sitting on my desk.  It was on the cover of a Serena & Lily catalog I received in the mail and it immediately became my...
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Luckett’s Fair

This past weekend was an exciting one for Mustard Seed Creations and me personally. I went to The Old Lucketts Fair in Lucketts, Loudoun County, Viriginia. I've been to this fair many times in the...

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Adventures in yard saling

I am an avid yard saler. I wake up Saturday mornings with anticipation of what I might find that day. Last Saturday I didn't get the chance to set out early, but I was able to stop at a few on my...

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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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