four chairs, a pin cushion & poutine

Jeff Pottsa slice of life, Favorite Finds

I totally missed announcing that I was listing some new things in my online shop tonight, but they are there!  I listed a few larger pieces as well, including the hand painted night stands that were in our master bedroom for a few years. I’m going to head out tomorrow to do some more shopping, so hopefully I’ll have some … Read More

Joining the ranks of dog owners…

Jeff Pottsa slice of life

Sometimes timing, place and circumstances all align and something happens that you don’t expect. So, last week, I shared that I did a photo shoot of a porch and Kriste and I had a couple of dogs for company.  As I worked on the shoot, I thought the time is coming soon when our family will get a dog.  We’ve been thinking about … Read More

farmhouse holiday series | red wine risotto

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Decorating, Food, Holiday

This year, I was invited to be a part of a farmhouse holiday decor series with an amazing line-up of bloggers, so how could I say no to that?!  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sprinkling in some seasonal farmhouse-style blog posts to (hopefully) inspire our readers. This week’s theme is “farmhouse kitchen and fall recipe”. I’ve shared this … Read More

my first foray into canning & $150 Ace Hardware Giveaway

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food

I bought a book on canning years ago.  I liked the idea of gardening, growing, harvesting and preserving.  Well, that book was about the extent of my efforts at canning until last week. If you have read my blog for a while, you may have picked up on the fact that I love cherries.  I rejoice when they first hit … Read More

haven 2016

Marian Parsonsa slice of life

Well, Haven 2016 is in the books.  For those who don’t know what Haven is, it’s a home bloggers conference for DIY/Home Bloggers and readers.  It is always a shot in the arm for me, being around other creatives and taking some time to network, teach, and learn. I was wearing a lot of different hats at the event.  I … Read More


Marian Parsonsa slice of life, My House

I’ve mentioned my distain for the task of doing laundry on more than a few occasions here on the blog and even in my book.  It’s not that it’s a horrible, draining, back-breaking task, but it’s never ending.  You finish and there are already dirty clothes piling up in the hamper.  It’s never done.  And I am a person who … Read More

5 gallon bucket vs. the entire ocean

Marian Parsonsa slice of life

I went to Myrtle Beach last week with my family.  While we’re not at the same beach I went to as a kid (Long Beach on Oak Island in NC), the beach in general always reminds me of our summer vacations there that started when I was a baby and continued through high school. When I was first introduced to the ocean, … Read More

good gifts

Marian Parsonsa slice of life

I have always loved getting gifts.  Bring on Christmas and birthdays, special occasions and pretty packages! And an unexpected surprise of this blog has been gifts.  Even my mom, who knows how thrilled I get at a present, commented on it.  “Well, you certainly got into the right business!” These gifts are from readers who have become friends over the years … Read More