kittens & crochet

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Artistic Endeavors, Yarn Crafts80 Comments

Based on the title of this post, I’m officially turning into my great grandmother.  I don’t mind that too much, though, because she was a pretty awesome lady. Anyway, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know we adopted a couple of kittens last Saturday.  It was something we’ve been thinking about for a few months and decided … Read More

creative frontier

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Balance40 Comments

The first few days after my surgery was tough in some ways, but in one way, I was sort of enjoying it.  It was a forced rest.  I couldn’t do very basic things that were staples in my line of work…typing, writing, painting, holding a camera.  The things that felt safe, normal, and routine were temporarily not options.  I rested … Read More

October 2019 Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things17 Comments

I have been out of my sling for a week and it’s been going pretty well!  The first couple of nights were tough, so I have been wearing the sling to sleep.  Otherwise, I’m gaining a teeny bit of mobility each day, but those gains are adding up.  I can drive, type, write, get dressed by myself, and more.  I … Read More

florence | piazza pitti palace

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Travel16 Comments

When I was planning out the final leg of our Europe trip, there was no doubt that my mom and I wanted to stay at the Piazza Pitti Palace in Florence again.  We made a last-minute hotel change last year and it was one of the best surprises of the trip.  Not only does the hotel have amazing rooms, but … Read More

favorite things 2019

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things17 Comments

Today, I’m excited to be a part of the 10 year anniversary of Favorite Things by Melissa of 320 Sycamore!  She is one of the first bloggers I ever met.  We met nine years ago at the Blissdom blog conference and, unbeknownst to her, she became one of my mentors.  I looked at her as an example of how to … Read More

Armchair inspiration

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Artistic Endeavors, Favorite Things19 Comments

There is only so much sitting and watching TV that I can handle.  Don’t get me wrong…I love a lazy day now and then or a movie marathon, but I’ve been operating at 50% or less for a few weeks now.  Especially during the first two weeks of recovery, I was medicated, sore, tired, and not good for much of … Read More

Keeping my hands busy

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Artistic Endeavors90 Comments

Before I get into today’s post, I wanted to let you know that the Arhaus giveaway has been extended to my allow entries to my blog, so those who aren’t on Instagram can enter as well or those who entered on Instagram can have another chance to enter.  Just go back to the giveaway post HERE and leave a comment … Read More

Lucca Purchases

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, clothing & style, Favorite Things, Travel12 Comments

One of the things I was looking forward to most about our day trip to Lucca was visiting Officina Della Pelle, the family-owned leather store I bought so many beautiful pieces from last year. Last year, I visited the leather store at the end of the day, so I wasn’t able to get any of my pieces monogrammed.  I was … Read More