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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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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