10 minute ideas | cherry chocolate ice cream

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food17 Comments

It’s time for another 10 minute idea!  My previous 10 minute ideas were teacup topiaries and making an “antique” bread board. This month, the challenge was to share a 10 minute no-bake dessert. I immediately knew what I was going to share, because it’s my very favorite summer treat… …homemade cherry chocolate ice cream. I love cherries and look forward … Read More

eating well made easy | chicken avocado burgers

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food61 Comments

I shared on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago that dinner is usually one of the first things to “go” when I’m busy.  I actually like cooking, but planning is my downfall.  I like to be “in the mood” for what I make and eat, so I don’t like to plan out a menu.  This becomes problematic at the grocery store … Read More

golden tote review

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, clothing & style0 Comments

If you went clothes shopping with me, you would notice a trend in the things I collect to try on.  Most of the items are navy, black or gray and I don’t stray far from jeans and a cute, but comfy shirt, scarves and jackets.  I always feel a little out of my depth; trying to find what will fit, flatter and … Read More

whole30 | day eleven

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Health39 Comments

I told you I would write some updates here and there on whole30, so I thought I would check in now that I’m over 1/3 of the way through.  (In case you missed it, I shared my struggles with food and yo-yo dieting in THIS POST.)  If you’re not familiar with whole30, it’s an elimination diet that you commit to for … Read More

made to crave & whole 30

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Health, Miscellaneus165 Comments

This is the raw post I was talking about writing.  This doesn’t have anything to do with home decor or painted furniture.  It has to do with me and a constant struggle I’ve had since middle school.  This post is about food, body image, addiction and cravings.  It’s going to be real and honest.  I’m going to lay it all … Read More

Perfect Apple Pie Recipe

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Decorating, Food, Holiday0 Comments

A few years ago, I became a Food Network watching, kitchen-gadget buying, make-everything-from scratch sort of person.  I even made my own bread several times a week.  During this time, I tried to master pie making, but my pies always fell short.  The dough was tough, the inside was runny and bland, there would be a big air pocket at … Read More

six months with T1D & JDRF walk to cure

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Miscellaneus39 Comments

I don’t talk about a lot of personal things on this blog.  It’s mostly about my home and business and you learn about me along the way.  I sometimes talk about clothes, food, fitness and things that may be on my mind, but this isn’t a blog about keeping you updated on all the details about my family.  When my five … Read More