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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Building a Home Library

Building a Home Library

Let's talk about books, shall we? On Instagram last week, I shared my latest out-of-control stack of new books to read.  When I order new books, I'll sit them on the low bookcase under the window of...

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how I maximize productivity

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...

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tips on styling a hutch

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,...

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may 2021 favorites

may 2021 favorites

I can't believe it's June already!  In just a few short weeks, 2021 will be half over.  I remember a friend saying years ago, as I held an infant Marshall in my arms, that I just pressed the...

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My Favorite Jute Rugs

My Favorite Jute Rugs

I've shared about the jute rugs I use in my home in various posts, but not all in one place.  Since rugs are a tricky part of decorating a room (for me, at least), I thought I would share some of my...

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tips on shelling

tips on shelling

As I've shared before, my favorite thing to do at the beach is to hunt for shells.  I've been shelling since I was a little girl, helping my Oma hunt for olive shells at Long Beach, NC.  When we...

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some of my favorite frames for art

some of my favorite frames for art

In recent weeks and months, I've been asked a few times about framing original art, so I thought I would share some of my favorite frames in a blog post. Let me kick this off by saying I don't think...

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little bits from ponder & purchase

little bits from ponder & purchase

The Kitchin Sketchbooks I bought from Julia of Ponder & Purchase have proven to be just the beginning.  Since the two of us first started talking about the sketchbooks, a friendship has been...

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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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