pick-me-up plants

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Decorating, Gardening85 Comments

Saturday night was a rough one.  Jeff and Marshall (my oldest) slept in a tent set up in our backyard, so that meant I was on overnight diabetes-duty on my own.  For those who don’t know, Calvin, our youngest is a type 1 diabetic.  This is just a normal part of our lives and we all work together to manage … Read More

Happy Mail Movement

Marian Parsonsa slice of life46 Comments

As I’ve shared on my blog over the past few weeks, I’ve been the recipient of some pretty awesome “happy mail.”  I always love getting mail and packages, whether they are gifts or things that I’ve ordered, but that sentiment has been amplified during this time of isolation.  Every little thing is precious and the connection with the people who … Read More

March’s Books of the Week

Marian ParsonsFavorite Things9 Comments

Welp, it’s April 23 and we’re just now getting to March’s books of the week.  That’s just how things have been going lately.  I have definitely put too much self-imposed pressure on myself in a variety of areas and it’s starting to compound.  I know other over-achievers will sympathize.  You know you’re doing fine, but every little thing that slips … Read More

happy mail

Marian ParsonsFavorite Things46 Comments

Over the last couple of weeks, I received a few surprises in the mail from a few of my artist/maker friends.  Happy Mail has a whole new meaning now.  Everything that’s delivered is a thread connecting us to someone else…  someone who made something, packed something, delivered something.  When it’s just us at home, everything that comes in seems precious; … Read More

online shopping hack

Marian Parsonsa slice of life17 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wikibuy.  As always, all words and opinions are honest and my own.  This is a free product I use personally and I’m happy to share it with my readers.  This post also contains affiliate links.  Wikibuy compensates me when you get the Wikibuy extension using the links in this post. I remember making one … Read More

the best gift

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Things64 Comments

Saturday was my 42 birthday.  It started off with apologies from Jeff and the boys that they couldn’t go out and buy me gifts and couldn’t take me out to a restaurant.  It would be another day hunkering down at home.  The fact that I wasn’t disappointed was surprising to me.  I’ve always been a “big birthday person.”  I love … Read More