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

April’s Books of the Week

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things20 Comments

I must pat myself on the back for picking some great books in the month of April!  I feel like I can say that because I just picked them off of a shelf, read them, enjoyed them, and I’m sharing them with you. The Art of Beatrix Potter I enjoyed this book on a few different levels.  First off, I … Read More

this & that

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Artistic Endeavors43 Comments

Our weekend was mostly rainy, but it was much needed.  I’m watching our grass green up and our front garden spring to life (along with weeds that need to be pulled) out of the drenched soil.  I spent Sunday cleaning and making soup to get the week started off well.  I did take some creative time when everyone else was … Read More

make-do banana bread recipe

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness18 Comments

In the early days of quarantine, I remember feeling a little panicked about food.  Maybe panicked is too strong of a word, but I was worried about the unknown.  I have some small experience with food shortage and not knowing what you’re going to be able to get each day.  I spent a summer in Russia, just a few years … Read More

milk paint backdrops, blueberry ink, & creative community

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Art, Gardening, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint16 Comments

Last week was the first week that I felt like I was settling into a new routine.  The previous weeks were about figuring out this new normal…the stress of feeling like I’m bringing toxic waste into the house when I order groceries or check the mail, the struggle of learning how to do school from home, the worry of the … Read More