June’s Books of the Week

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things8 Comments

It’s hard to believe we’re over halfway through the year!  Time flies when you’re stuck at home doing projects!  I have really missed my regular outings to Barnes & Noble, but I have been ordering newly released and used books online and have pulled out some of my favorite books to share from my stash.  So here are my picks … Read More

“Can I pull it off?”

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, clothing & style52 Comments

Disclosure: This post is a sponsored collaboration with Magnolia Pearl.  We received a great response from our last collaboration, so we decided to work together again!  As always, all opinions and words are my own. I saw a pair of shoes in an e-mail from Magnolia Pearl a few weeks ago and right away, I was smitten.  They look like … Read More

the first scratch in the hardwood floors

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Decorating, Living Room, My House, Room Makeovers74 Comments

I think one of the reasons that I like old things is that they are already worn.  They wear scratches, dents, dings, chips, cracks, and crazing, and any new damage that is done to them will likely go unnoticed.  They are already imperfect and there is no pressure to keep them pristine.  Well, newly installed and freshly refinished hardwood floors … Read More

favorite recent online garden purchases (and savings)

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Favorite Things, Gardening17 Comments

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Wikibuy.  All opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own. I shared about Wikibuy a few weeks ago and have continued to use it while shopping online (which I’m doing a lot more these days!)  I say “use it”, but I really don’t have to do anything.  I simply shop and, when … Read More

the handmade needlebook

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Antiques, Favorite Things29 Comments

Well, I spent the morning writing and then planning and making some purchases for upcoming projects.  I am excited to get a few rooms that are underway finished (like the master bedroom and sewing room) and I’ll be starting some new projects that have been on my list for a while.  This is how it seems to go for me.  … Read More

May’s Books of the Week

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things, Uncategorized7 Comments

I suppose I should share May’s Books of the Week before we get into July!  It’s just been that kind of month.  We can’t keep all of the spinning plates in the air all the time, right? It’s been great to dig into projects, though, and it’s okay that it’s distracted me a little. So, here are my picks for … Read More