five tips on shopping for fabrics

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Favorite Finds, Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks20 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

Patio Makeover Reveal

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Exterior, Gardening, My House, Popular47 Comments

Disclosure: This patio makeover post is sponsored by Walmart.  As always, all opinions and words are honest and my own. Welcome to a typical suburban patio makeover!  These are scattered all over suburbia…the concrete pad just off the walk-out basement sliding door, shaded by the deck.  It’s the builder-grade default. We’ve seen our neighbors do some beautiful things with this … Read More

Edging & Painting the Concrete Patio

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Exterior, Gardening, home improvement, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Tutorials16 Comments

Last Thursday, the weather was lovely.  It was sunny, wasn’t too hot, and there was a light breeze.  It was the perfect day to get the patio under our deck painted.  Oh, this patio was so sad and neglected.  It felt so good to finally give it some attention! Before we could paint, we had to get it all cleaned … Read More