No Spend February 2021 Recap

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Balance4 Comments

Well, we made it through no-spend February!  I received a few confession comments/emails from people who felt like they blew it, but the point isn’t to be perfect.  The point is to become more aware of what you spend (and why) beyond tracking it in a budget.  I’m happy to report that I stuck with it pretty well and it … Read More

scanning old documents, photos, & postcards

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Antiques, Cleaning & care, Organizing66 Comments

One of the big projects I want to work on while organizing and purging is scanning antique and vintage family photos, letters, postcards, and documents.  Fortunately, I have a lot of them!  Unfortunately, that means the task is a little overwhelming and I’ve been putting off most of it for years.  So, I’m just going to chip away at it.  … Read More

February Organizing Update

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Decorating, Organizing31 Comments

Despite a busy week and feeling a little under-the-weather over the weekend, I chipped away at organizing a bit more.  I’m still avoiding the huge projects, but I’ve been trying to do something most days, even if it’s just cleaning out a part of a cabinet or one drawer or sorting one bin.  Making small strides each day will help … Read More

January 2021 Favorites

Marian ParsonsFavorite Things23 Comments

Before February comes to an end, I thought I would share my favorites from January!  Instead of just sharing a book for each week, as I did in 2020, I am going back to sharing a little bit of everything…what I’m watching, what I’m listening to, foods I’m enjoying, experiences, projects, etc.  It’ll be a little mixed bag of things … Read More

no spend February | how we got out of debt

Marian Parsonsa slice of life60 Comments

While we’re focusing on money this month, specifically not spending beyond the bills and necessities, I thought I would post a couple of times about finances.  I’m not a financial expert by any means, but we have completely transformed the way we spend, save, and view debt over the past 10 years and I thought I would share the story … Read More

vintage-style leather sketchbook & giveaway!

Marian ParsonsArt, Favorite Things, sketches574 Comments

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I love having beautiful supplies and tools.  I’m always casually on the hunt for new or new-to-me things that will make working, creating, or making even more enjoyable.  Well, a couple of weeks before Christmas, I found this beautiful vintage-style leather sketchbook from a small shop that sells … Read More