No Spend February 2021 Recap

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Balance18 Comments

Well, we made it through no-spend February!  I received a few confession comments/emails from people who felt like they blew it, but the point isn’t to be perfect.  The point is to become more aware of what you spend (and why) beyond tracking it in a budget.  I’m happy to report that I stuck with it pretty well and it … Read More

charcoal, a glass dip pen, and a Victorian watercolor box…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Art, Artistic Endeavors, Favorite Finds, Watercolors19 Comments

It’s time to share some more antique and vintage art supplies!  Obviously, I haven’t bought any this month because of “no-spend February”, but I bought an antique Victorian-era watercolor box with some Christmas money in January and I received a few little things last week as a gift. An antique dealer from PA who used to buy things for me … Read More

knitting organization

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Yarn Crafts27 Comments

Despite my early frustrations that involved a lot of unraveling, I am getting the hang of knitting and I am really enjoying it!  I find it’s a nice way to be productive while I’m watching TV in the evenings with Jeff and the boys.  (We’ve been watching through old seasons of Survivor together.)  After making several hats, I moved on … Read More

scanning old documents, photos, & postcards

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Antiques, Cleaning & care, Organizing66 Comments

One of the big projects I want to work on while organizing and purging is scanning antique and vintage family photos, letters, postcards, and documents.  Fortunately, I have a lot of them!  Unfortunately, that means the task is a little overwhelming and I’ve been putting off most of it for years.  So, I’m just going to chip away at it.  … Read More

February Organizing Update

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Decorating, Organizing31 Comments

Despite a busy week and feeling a little under-the-weather over the weekend, I chipped away at organizing a bit more.  I’m still avoiding the huge projects, but I’ve been trying to do something most days, even if it’s just cleaning out a part of a cabinet or one drawer or sorting one bin.  Making small strides each day will help … Read More