1961 vs. 2019

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating29 Comments

A few weeks ago, Jeff asked me a dangerous question.  “Would you like to go to Barnes & Noble?”  Well, of course, the answer was yes.  I am so glad we moved to a city that has a good bookstore.  Now, we do have an even larger library, but I must admit that I love owning my books.  I want … Read More

a walking tour of Barga

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Travel25 Comments

On the afternoon of our first full day in Barga, we had the pleasure of doing a walking tour led by Keane, a man who moved from the UK 30 years ago and has made Barga his home.  We didn’t get to do this tour last year, so I was excited to learn more about this ancient walled town.  The … Read More

rest & recovery

Marian Parsonsa slice of life60 Comments

Two weeks ago, I had surgery on my right shoulder and bicep.  Since then, I’ve spent the better part of my time in a recliner with a twin-sized, 3-inch-thick piece of memory foam on top.  Rest isn’t easy for me.  I sit in this chair with ice on my shoulder and feel like I can be doing more.  But this … Read More

pole-pole-tree & dinner with Florentines

Marian ParsonsTravel13 Comments

None of us were looking forward to an early morning wake-up call to catch our train from Paris to Milan to Florence, but that is what had to be done. Since train travel is less expensive then air travel, my mom and I decided to splurge on business class tickets.  Since we were on the train most of the day, … Read More

linen bee napkins

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Favorite Things23 Comments

Just before I left for Europe, I received a package from Linen Bee.  I have worked with them for years as a sponsor and a paying customer.  I’ve worn their dresses to China, Europe, and all over the US. They are my favorite custom-made linen clothes.  So, I’m always excited when I get a package from them! In this order, … Read More