installation of the new kitchen counters

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, My House44 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by HanStone.  All opinions and words are honest and my own. Monday was the day and it was like counting down the days to Christmas.  I think HanStone needs to make an advent calendar to countdown to counter install day.  Filled with dark chocolates and bite-sized samples of coordinating backsplash tile. Anyway, before the install … Read More

Plans for the steps

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, My House46 Comments

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!  I know this particular holiday can be bitter sweet for some, remembering mothers or children they have lost or never knew or had.  But I hope some joy could be found, even for those who are mourning. I celebrated mother’s day by being a mom/wife…cooking pancakes for the boys, making one … Read More

faux boxwood topiaries

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Gardening47 Comments

I have been a fan of topiaries for years and am always drawn to buy them, even when history tells me I won’t be able to keep them alive for more than a few months.  In our new house, my studio is a sunroom, so it is a sanctuary for plants during the winter and I’m having more success with … Read More

painting the stairway wall

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, My House31 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I finally started painting the wall and trim in the back stairway.  It had been bugging me for a while, but the idea of painting those spindles and taping off the carpet seemed like an annoying, tedious project and I kept putting it off.  I knew that once I pinned myself down to start working … Read More