Gold Rush | Aug 2019

Marian ParsonsAntiquesLeave a Comment

Last Friday, my friend Cheri and I hit Gold Rush Days in Oronoco, MN.  It’s a huge antique event that takes over the entire sleepy town.  I’ve gone the past two years and found some fun things, but for some reason, I wasn’t enthusiastic about going this year.  I’ve been busy, I was certain it would be hot and humid, … Read More

green & white summer tablescape

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Dining Room, My House81 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Walmart.  All opinions and ideas expressed in this post are, as always, honest and my own. Last week, I shared a tutorial for some mini landscape “place cards” and here is the tablescape that goes along with them!  I was challenged by Walmart to show vintage style using some of their home products and, … Read More

how to dry annabelle hydrangeas

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Gardening21 Comments

I have been patiently waiting until my Annabelle hydrangeas were just right, so I could cut off the blooms and dry them.  I did this last year and I have been so pleased with how long the dried flowers have lasted!  I cut them almost a year ago and they still make a nice bouquet. I waited until the blooms … Read More

buy for good

Marian Parsonsa slice of life35 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Who Gives a Crap?  I know…hang in there with me.  I promise that this is an awesome sponsored post and you’ll be glad you stuck around for it. When the e-mail arrived in my inbox inquiring about a collaboration with a toilet paper company called Who Gives a Crap, I’ll be honest, my first … Read More

The Creative Exponent

Marian Parsonsmy business story, Running a Business13 Comments

I met Shaunna about 9 years ago at the Blissdom blog conference and we hit it off almost immediately.  As fellow “furniture girls”, we knew of each other, but we hadn’t connected until that event.  Since then, we’ve been like peas and carrots. We’ve done speaking engagements together, taught workshops on paint and creative business, and were vendor neighbors at … Read More

mini landscape “place cards” & a giveaway

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Art, Artistic Endeavors, crafts, Decorating, Oil Painting, Tutorials597 Comments

While the boys were at the climbing lessons, I mingled around the nearby Walmart store, looking for inspiration and pieces to use in an upcoming post about a summer table setting.  I found beautiful jade dishes by Pioneer Woman as a great launching point, but I wanted to add a whimsical element to the table beyond fruit, flowers, and a … Read More

Master Bathroom Ideas

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Bathrooms, My House44 Comments

It’s looking like we’ll start working on our master bathroom in late fall.  We’re just in the early stages of getting quotes and figuring out what we’ll do ourselves and what we’ll hire out.  Similar to the master bathroom makeover in our previous house, it will be a hybrid of DIY to keep costs down and hiring professionals for the … Read More