Armchair inspiration

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Artistic Endeavors, Favorite Things19 Comments

There is only so much sitting and watching TV that I can handle.  Don’t get me wrong…I love a lazy day now and then or a movie marathon, but I’ve been operating at 50% or less for a few weeks now.  Especially during the first two weeks of recovery, I was medicated, sore, tired, and not good for much of … Read More

Lucca Purchases

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, clothing & style, Favorite Things, Travel12 Comments

One of the things I was looking forward to most about our day trip to Lucca was visiting Officina Della Pelle, the family-owned leather store I bought so many beautiful pieces from last year. Last year, I visited the leather store at the end of the day, so I wasn’t able to get any of my pieces monogrammed.  I was … Read More

linen bee napkins

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Favorite Things25 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

August 2019 Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things5 Comments

As I look back over August, it was a good month!  I had a lot of favorites as summer was winding down and fall started to creep in with the changing of the leaves on a few trees and school starting. Usually, August is hot and it drags on, but that has not been the case this year, thankfully! Here … Read More

July 2019 Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things40 Comments

I thought I should fit this post in before we get to September!  Man, August is just flying by.  I remember looking over the three months of summer approaching when we were in May and I felt like it would be an eternity.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the laziness of summer.  I enjoy sleeping in a little bit … 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