two cents on tidying up

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Organizing72 Comments

I’m going to say right off the bat that I have never read Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  I read some reviews on it and a summary of it a few years ago and felt like I got the gist.  The concept of keeping only what you love (or what “sparks joy”) isn’t a new one, … 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

fluffing & organizing

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, My House, Organizing26 Comments

I usually blog in “real time”, but I did a slew of projects one right after the other over the past few weeks that I missed a few of the smaller things that happened in between the bigger things.  Giving something a total makeover is the flashy part, but sometimes it’s the little details that follow, the fluffing and organizing, … Read More

Laundry Room Makeover | Part 4 | Sources & Organization

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Laundry Room, My House, Organizing, Room Makeovers30 Comments

In case you missed any of the other posts in the Laundry Room Makeover Series, you can catch up here… Part One – Inspiration & Bead Board Installation Part Two – The Reveal Part Three – Tools & Tips In this post, I’ll share sources for everything (well, as much as I can source) and will also talk through the … Read More

making ourselves at home

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Organizing37 Comments

Before I get into today’s post, I want to encourage you to visit one of my friend’s websites.  Laura Dreyer is a talented artist and creative business owner (she is the creator of Little Clay Land), but is also a long-time friend and the designer of my logo and lot of the branding that became the cornerstone of my professional … Read More

studio tweaks

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Home Studio, Organizing27 Comments

When I moved everything into the studio, I knew that they might not stay that way.  I had an idea of how I would use the space, but that was based on the idea that the drafting table would be my primary work surface. Since I’ve been doing more painting than watercolors and drawing, I’ve been working mostly at my … Read More