buy for good

Marian Parsonsa slice of life34 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

Would you like me to buy you something in Lucca?

Marian Parsonsa slice of life34 Comments

In just under a month, I will be heading back to Europe!  I am so excited!  It was such a rejuvenating, inspiring trip and I loved seeing Europe as an adult.  (I grew up in Germany, so I got to see a lot of Europe as a child, but it’s completely different as an adult.) I will be traveling with … Read More

climbing up weeds

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Artistic Endeavors52 Comments

Walking has become one of my best tools for generating ideas.  In the past, I sort of felt like walking was an alternative to “real exercise”, but since I’m still limited by my shoulder (I’m still doing PT), walking has been what I can reliably do.  And I’ve seen and felt the benefits of it beyond just weight loss and … Read More

How I Journal

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Artistic Endeavors, Running a Business17 Comments

I’ve mentioned journaling a few times on Instagram and here on the blog and have received some questions about how I journal.  I know there are a lot of “journaling methods” out there and I wouldn’t say I follow any specific method, but just started writing and figured out the best way to organize it all for my brain and … Read More

two years ago today…

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, My House25 Comments

Two years ago today, we moved from Biglerville, PA to our current home in Rochester, MN.  Can you believe it’s been two years?!  In some ways, it feels like we’ve been here longer than that and, in other ways, it seems like we just got here. There are certainly things I miss about PA.  I miss living close to my … Read More


Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Favorite Things20 Comments

I will admit to being a bit of a book junky.  You would think, then, that I love frequenting the local library.  But, the books I read are typically for reference, so I want to be able to make notes in them and fill them with sticky bookmarks.  I want to be able to revisit them again and again.  So, … Read More