the organizing itch…

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Organizing17 Comments

Before I get into today’s post, congrats to Olivia J., the winner of the DIY/Home book giveaway! I did something big this weekend!  I was back to oil painting again!  At first, I just couldn’t physically paint.  Well, it wasn’t so much the painting, but it was setting up the palette, opening the solvent container, washing the brushes after, etc.  … Read More

the other side of the studio

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Decorating, Home Studio, My House, Organizing, Room Makeovers41 Comments

I showed the right side of the studio in yesterday’s post and today, as promised, I’m sharing the left side.  This side is tricky, because of all of the windows, the mini-split (heating & cooling unit), and the fact that it’s the part of the room that’s most visible from the kitchen. From the moment we first moved in, I … Read More

a lifetime supply of almond extract & honey

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, My House, Organizing65 Comments

This week I’ve been working on organizing our kitchen.  It’s one of the spaces that has been bugging me the most (organizationally speaking).  I hadn’t moved things around since we moved in and, after cooking in this kitchen for a year and a half, it has become clear that some things were put in the wrong place initially. Everything looked … Read More