craigslist confession

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Cleaning & care, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers52 Comments

Sooooo….about that “no spend February”… I’ve actually been doing well with it and have said “no” or “later” to many things I wanted to buy in the moment. But, I made the mistake of browsing on craigslist.  Even as I was doing it, I knew it wasn’t smart.  But, we’re working on my office and I needed a storage piece.  … Read More

Found antique smalls

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds59 Comments

My mom and I hit one of my favorite local antique shops last week in hopes of finding a few furniture pieces for the rooms we were working on while she was visiting.  As I shared earlier this week, we found a new art cabinet for my studio, which was on the list… …but we also found a few smalls.  … Read More

the green art cabinet

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds40 Comments

Remember the art cabinet I bought and fixed up last year?  I really loved that cabinet, but I decided to part with it when it came time for us to move.  I was going to consolidate all of the pieces in my home as well as in my studio and we didn’t know what house we would be moving into, … Read More

blue & white finds

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Favorite Finds75 Comments

I will admit that I am basically a collector of blue and white things.  If I spot it in a store, I am drawn to it like a magnet. My mom and I went to Home Goods a couple of days ago and, front and center, there was a display featuring blue and white.  On the display was a pair … Read More

my first MN antique haul

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds62 Comments

I have felt a little bit like I’ve been in a bubble since we moved here this summer.  I have the places I know and can get to without a GPS and then there is the rest of Minnesota.  When I lived in PA, I made a point to get out and about every couple of weeks.  It was important … Read More

the inspired bell

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds30 Comments

I remember the very day I typed “home decor blog” in the search bar for the first time.  I didn’t know such a thing existed until a friend told me about them. That’s a thing?  I thought bloggers were all guys in their basements ranting about politics and sports!   Well, obviously, I figured out that wasn’t the case.  That first … Read More

October Favorites

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Favorite Things44 Comments

October has been a great month.  I feel like we’re finally getting into a rhythm with our schedule and a lot of great memories have been made.  The boys had their first sleep over, I had lunch/coffee with several new friends, our church small group started meeting at our house, and we had our first snowfall and turned on the … Read More