mini cheese balls recipe & a holiday grazing board

Disclosure:  This mini cheese balls recipe & holiday grazing board post is sponsored by Walmart.  As always, all words and opinions shared are honest and my own. As a lover of cheese-and-crakers...

swallow bird ornament from a cereal box | christmas crafts

I have another easy Christmas craft for you using a cereal box, school glue & glitter!  While I love pretty much all creative endeavors, I've never considered myself a "crafter", but Christmas...

gold leaf ornament tutorial | christmas crafts

After adding the gold star to the top of my dining room Christmas tree, I felt like I needed a few gold ornaments to add some more shine and gold details that would tie in with the topper.  Well,...

how to create beautiful garlands | christmas decorating

I remember buying my first Christmas garland for my college apartment.  It was the kind that was a single strand with thin plastic needles.  It was an unnatural shade of green and looked nothing...

mini advent stockings | Christmas decorating

Several years ago, I purchased runners, pillow covers, and other handmade linens from Ann of On Sutton Place to sell in my retail spaces.  I had learned that despite my most determined DIY efforts,...
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Kid Stuff

Some of my favorite projects are the ones that I do for children. I thought I would share some of them with you! This mural was the first one I ever worked on. It was a collaboration with my dear...

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There’s Enough Bleeding in DIY…

One of my pet peeves when I carefully tape something off and then paint seeps under it. I watch the commercials where people pull the tape off and expose this crisp clean line. When I pull it off,...

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Artist Brushes on a Budget

When I first got into decorative painting about 9 years ago, I went out and dropped about $150 on all kinds of brushes, most of which I have never used. I really didn't know what to buy and I went...

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More Mustard Seed Creations

I have a ton of projects that are in the works, but none of them are completed for me to show you. I should have new before & after pics in a couple of days. Until then, I wanted to share some...

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I Forgot My Favorite Find!

I forgot to highlight my favorite find from today! This is an antique scale (balance, actually) that I found at a yard sale for $20. Now, that's a lot to spend on something that's not a piece of...

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Saturday Morning Finds!

Well, I headed out this was gray and chilly, so I didn't have high hopes. Today was a good reminder to me that you just never know what treasures you're going to find when you head out...

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All Things Blue & White

Today it's raining here in PA, so using my paint sprayer is out (I have to open my cellar doors for ventilation), so I thought I would share my love of blue and white. I love Delft, Willow Ware,...

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Paint free before & after

You don't always need to paint a piece of furniture...sometimes it just needs a little love. This chair was a $4.00 auction buy that looked like it had been stored in a shed or barn. It was rough...

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My First Feature!

I am so excited to announce that I was just featured on Better After! Please go and check it out!

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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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