marinated skirt steak & an All-Clad giveaway

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food886 Comments

The pot rack in my kitchen might be the one thing in my house that we installed a week after we moved in 10 years ago and hasn’t moved an inch.  It’s never even been under threat of being moved.  I love, love, love my pot rack.  That’s an odd thing for me, because it’s not an antique, but it … Read More

Thank you, New England…

Marian Parsonsa slice of life41 Comments

I’m still in Massachusetts as I write this, but I’m hanging out in a hotel room and wanted to share how my trip has been going so far. First of all, I just love New England!  I felt that way when we came up here on a family trip to Maine and I feel even more so now.  I love … Read More

baked potato soup recipe

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food12 Comments

I shared a couple of weeks ago that I made a full-fat, no-skimping-on-the-good-stuff baked potato soup as a treat.  I love creamy soups and casseroles, but I don’t make them very often anymore, because they are just so calorie-laden. But it was a dreary day and both Jeff and I were in the mood for soup. And a baked potato soup … Read More

four chairs, a pin cushion & poutine

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Finds37 Comments

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…

Marian Parsonsa slice of life228 Comments

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, Holiday9 Comments

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