2019 April Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things15 Comments

My word…April flew by!  I can’t believe it’s May already and the end of the school year is just weeks away.  Crazy.  I’m not sure if I’m ready for summer just yet!  Anyway, before we get ahead of ourselves, let me share some of my favorite things from April… Les Misérables on Masterpiece I’m pretty eager to like just about … Read More

March Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things40 Comments

Wow!  I wasn’t expecting such a response to selling the postal sorter.  I can assure you, though, that I’ve bought and sold a lot of beautiful things over the years…things that were rare, unusual, and things that I loved.  But I’ve learned that I can love something for a while, as long as I have the perfect place for it … Read More

how the world has changed

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Today, I turned 41 and I found myself thinking about how the world has changed since I came into it in 1978… I saw my first VCR at the age of four.  I watched Dumbo and thought it was the most magical thing ever. My brother and I played Frogger on Atari, hooked up to a boxy, wood-encased TV with … Read More

dwelling book & a giveaway

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When I was organizing my decorating book collection on the new bookshelf in my office, something struck me.  Most of the books were written by people who I now consider friends and professional acquaintances.  When I was first joining decorating book clubs 18+ years ago to start and grow a collection, I never would’ve guessed that.   And today, I am … Read More

carrot white bean soup & croutons

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness18 Comments

When my shoulder pain was at its worst a few weeks ago, local friends from our church and community stepped in to encourage and support us by giving me rides to my appointments and bringing a few meals.  You have no idea (or maybe you do) how amazing it was to have jars of soups and a “hot dish” (aka … Read More


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Those who have followed my blog for a long time know that I don’t ever just fall off the map when it comes it putting up blog posts.  It’s even rare for me to take planned time off from my usual 5-day posting schedule.  But, last week, I fell off the map. A few hours after I posted about recliners … Read More

December & January Favorites

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I have to confess that I was a little too grouchy yesterday to write any kind of a blog post that would’ve been even marginally inspirational or interesting to read.  So, I saved you from that and left my writing for this morning when I had a fresh perspective!  And, I was having such a great morning that it got me in the … Read More

easy chicken & dumplings recipe

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness60 Comments

Today was another snow day for the boys and they’ve already canceled school through Wednesday due to the cold.   (The high on Wednesday will be -20 degrees F!)  So, it’ll be a bit of a tough work week for me!  I need an empty house to really focus and reach my maximum level of productivity. But, while we’re socked in … Read More