trim for days, grays doors & glass knobs

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House41 Comments

I scoured and studied pictures of our house before I had the chance to see it in person.  That didn’t happen until after we made an offer and were pretty much committed to buy it as long as Jeff received a job offer.  In the pictures, I was hopeful that the trim was a nice, clean white, but I had … Read More

seasons of home | fall living room

Marian ParsonsUncategorized63 Comments

I’ll be really honest here… The only reason I decorated my living room for fall was for this post.  And there it is. Before you bail on this post, though, let me tell you something more… As I started clipping eucalyptus and tucking it in around pumpkins, grabbing apples from the bowl in the kitchen and mini pinecones from the … Read More

painting cabinets | why I’m not using milk paint…

Marian ParsonsPainting & Refinishing24 Comments

As I’ve been sharing the process of painting the cabinetry in my house, I’ve received the same question several times… “Why aren’t you using MMS Milk Paint on your cabinets?” As I mulled over how to best answer that question, my thoughts wandered to my art supplies.   I have oils, watercolors, acrylics, and pastels in my art cabinet.  Why do … Read More

painted porch bench

Marian ParsonsMy House24 Comments

I spent the day painting cabinets, again!  I am really ready to be done with that project, but I’m nearing the finish line.  I should have the cabinets around the fridge put back together tomorrow. For now, in today’s post, I’m going to circle back to share a project we completed when my parents were still here.  Remember the front … Read More

painting cabinets | prep

Marian Parsonshome improvement, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials32 Comments

I have been sharing some snippets here and there of the process of painting my built-ins and kitchen cabinets on my Instagram Stories and I’ve been getting tons of questions about the process and products I’m using, so now I’m sharing the details here on the blog. First off, I know painting cabinets is intimidating and understandably so!  They are … Read More

(working with what you have) fall table

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday50 Comments

Last year, I participated in the Farmhouse Holiday Series and it was such a fun blog-hop to be a part of that I agreed to participate again this year.  I like saying yes to fun things and collaborations with creative people.  But then I realized that only about 2% of my house is finished in my colors and style… And … Read More

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Marian ParsonsFood22 Comments

I don’t often think about cooking with pumpkin, but there is a lot of goodness pumpkins can bring to the culinary table!  I was in the mood for something chocolatey and cookies are always a winner at my house, so I made a variation of a Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I found on Taste of Home.  I made a … Read More