free wallpaper sample books & their uses

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating32 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I drove over to the local paint store to pick up an order.  They are only serving customers curb-side, so I waited outside as they collected my paint cans.  As I was waiting, a pile of wallpaper sample books leaned up against the wall under a sign that read “free” caught my eye.  Hmmm…well, don’t … Read More

the process of living in a house while refinishing floors

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Living Room, My House, Room Makeovers, Tips and Tricks33 Comments

Well, we’ve made it to the other side of having new wood floors installed in the living room while also refinishing the kitchen & eating area floors.  And, we were living in the house through the entire process.  In fact, every time we’ve either worked on floors ourselves or had them done, we’ve stayed in the house through the upheaval.  … Read More

favorite recent online garden purchases (and savings)

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Favorite Things, Gardening17 Comments

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Wikibuy.  All opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own. I shared about Wikibuy a few weeks ago and have continued to use it while shopping online (which I’m doing a lot more these days!)  I say “use it”, but I really don’t have to do anything.  I simply shop and, when … Read More

five tips on shopping for fabrics

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Favorite Finds, Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks26 Comments

As I’ve shared pictures of my inspiration board and sewing room, I’ve been asked multiple times where I shop for fabrics.  The short answer is everywhere!  Since that answer isn’t helpful at all to those asking the question, I decided to write a blog post about shopping for fabrics that is a bit more specific. First of all, I am … Read More

Toni’s beautiful but boring dining room | Decorating Dilemmas

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, decorating dilemmas70 Comments

This post has been in my drafts for mooooooonths.  That means a long time!  For some reason, I just kept feeling like it wasn’t enough.  I needed to put together a cohesive and completed design before this would be ready to post and that’s just not the case!  These Decorating Dilemma posts aren’t about me working as an interior designer … Read More