Christmas faux-liage reviews

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday31 Comments

I owe some of you an apology.  For the past few years, I have shared tips on decorating a home with fresh greens at Christmas and doled out all sorts of advice on the subject.  When I would receive questions about keeping the greens fresh, I would answer that they just need to be put it in place and left … Read More

layla’s mint photo shoot details

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Holiday29 Comments

If you missed the final post about this dresser makeover, you can find that post HERE.  In today’s post, I wanted to share some of the details on the things I gathered and used for this Christmasy photo shoot. I bought the tree from Target last year, but I know they have them again this year in a few different … Read More

Living Room Updates

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Living Room, My House60 Comments

As much as we’ve gotten done since we moved into this house a little over a year ago, I still have stacks of pictures yet to be hung and bare walls.  It can sometimes take a while to figure what finishing touches each room needs.  I finally took a bit of time this week to tweak the walls in the … Read More

plantation shutters

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Dining Room, My House, Office56 Comments

I’ve been “adulting it” since I was 18 years old…meaning living in a place not owned by my parents, paying my own bills, etc.  And, over those 22 years, I’ve learned the things I like and the things I don’t like when it comes to setting up house.  I don’t like wall-to-wall carpet.  I like hardwood floors.  I don’t like … Read More

Instagram Q & A | Home Stuff

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Tips and Tricks16 Comments

A few weeks ago, I invited my followers to ask questions on my Instagram Stories.  I was initially planning on just answering them as they came in, but as I was flooded with over 100 questions, some of them with answers that would take longer than a 15-second frame, I decided these would be better answered in blog posts.  I … Read More

rearranging the studio

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Home Studio, My House, Organizing34 Comments

The very nature of a creative space dictates that it has to be dynamic.  My furniture and belongings are accustomed to being maneuvered and shuffled around, but that’s doubly true for the stuff in my studio.  Each new artistic endeavor or novel idea can put new demands on the space.  It usually starts in stacks and messy corners, but then it … Read More