favorite home projects of 2018

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Favorite Things33 Comments

As I’ve been looking back over the past year and the projects we completed, I realized we have done a lot!  2017 was about getting settled, listening to our house, getting to know its style, and learning the way it functioned best.  It was also about tackling the immediate issues, like an aging water heater, broken garage doors, and turning … Read More

two cents on tidying up

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Organizing72 Comments

I’m going to say right off the bat that I have never read Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  I read some reviews on it and a summary of it a few years ago and felt like I got the gist.  The concept of keeping only what you love (or what “sparks joy”) isn’t a new one, … Read More

evolving workspaces

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Home Studio, My House48 Comments

I find that my workspaces are the trickiest when it comes to arranging and decorating, simply because they have to evolve as my work evolves.  I’ve been using my studio and home office for a year and a half now and I’m learning what works and what doesn’t.  I’ve made a few changes and additions that have really helped, but there … Read More

customizing floor grates

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Tips and Tricks27 Comments

Well, I’m starting off my first full work week of the new year sick in bed!  I am itching to organize and get to work on some of the plans I drew up over the holidays, but those will all have to wait…hopefully for just a day or two.  Until I’m back on my feet and working on projects again, … Read More

top 10 posts of 2018

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home27 Comments

Happy New Year! I absolutely love the time of year between Christmas and New Years when I hibernate, take time off, and generally loaf around without any deadlines, commitments or expectations beyond wearing pajama-like clothes all day, every day.  We’ve been doing puzzles and science experiments, watching movies, playing board games, letting the boys have playdates and sleepovers.  I had … Read More

HGTV Dream Home Tour

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating35 Comments

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by the Delta Faucet brand.  As always all opinions are honest and my own (and I would’ve written this post with or without the sponsorship!) From a young age, I would dream about houses.  I would style my dollhouse and rearrange the furniture more than I played with the dolls.  I would draw houses in church … Read More