recording an audiobook for a decorating book

When I first saw the mention of the word "audiobook" in my book contract, I was a little skeptical.  I mean, this is going to be a photo-heavy decorating book.  A book that relies heavily on visual...

exercise to discover your style | living mood board

First of all, thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement yesterday!  The Feels Like Home launch has been a success so far and I was beaming all day.  Since more of you have the book...

the feels like home book launch

Today is the day!!  It's the official book launch day for Feels Like Home! This book is over two years in the making, so it's so exciting that it's finally out into the world.  I'm also thrilled to...

the vintage pond yacht

We're going to talk about the vintage pond yacht in just a minute, but I have to say this is Feels Like Home book launch eve!  While the books have been shipped and some are already on store...

the feels like home giveaway

I am so excited to share that my new book, Feels Like Home, launches in just four days!  And this is the final giveaway to celebrate the book launch.  This giveaway is appropriately named "The Feels...
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Saturday in a Small Town

Three years ago my family moved from the busy suburbs to a small town (borough) nestled in the rolling hills and fruit orchards of Pennsylvania. We absolutely love it and only occasionally miss the...

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How to Sew Custom Piping

First of all, I have been featured with some other fabulous furniture makeovers on The DIY Show Off, so make sure you check it out!I have had several questions about how I make my slipcovers &...

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Rustic Shutter to Work of Art

When picking up a piece of furniture from one of my clients, they asked if I would paint a few other pieces for them. When I completed and dropped off the first piece (a white side table with a hand...

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Goodwill Was Good to Me

Today I made a run over to Goodwill and it was very good to me. Lately, I have been scoring big time, but I do have dry spells, too...just wait. Anyway, I found all of this great stuff at one place...

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And the winner is…

It was really tough to narrow the 100 Followers Giveaway entries down to my favorites. I started a list and it was ridiculously long. I loved the idea of doing a monogrammed piece, a delft bread...

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And the winner is…

It was really tough to narrow the 100 Followers Giveaway entries down to my favorites. I started a list and it was ridiculously long. I loved the idea of doing a monogrammed piece, a delft bread...

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Thrift Store Makeovers

Here are a couple of simple thrift store makeovers. I found these ceramic birds last week at a Goodwill and fell in love with them. They were pretty as is, but had this weird goldish kind of spray...

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Staircase Revamp

Again, thanks for the great response to my 100 Followers Giveaway! I will be having more that involve custom painting, so don't be too disappointed if you don't win. I have picked 11 of my favorite...

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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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