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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French Art Shop

French Art Shop

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the French Art Shop.  I can't tell you how over-the-moon I am to work with this French-based small business and share them with you.  As always, all words and...

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A Fresh Look & New Prints

A Fresh Look & New Prints

Notice anything different?  I'm sure you do because my site got a complete overhaul! My business has changed quite a bit over the past few years and it was time for the website, blog, and online...

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Home Stories | book review

Home Stories | book review

Now, I have to confess right from the start that I am a little bit bias about this book.  Months ago, when it was still in the works, I was asked by Kim to write an endorsement, which I gladly did. ...

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February 2021 Favorites

February 2021 Favorites

So far, this year has been fast and full.  February seems like it was ages ago, even though it was just three weeks!  Does anyone else feel that way?  Anyway, February was a busy month, focused on...

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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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