paring down

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Organizing26 Comments

It’s that time of year again when I get the itch to purge and organize.  I worked through my cabinets, closets, drawers, and storage spaces the past couple of years and have gotten rid of a ton of stuff, but there is always the accumulation of new stuff that needs to be dealt with.  The fact that I have done … Read More

a place for everything

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Organizing, Running a Business13 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, we started organizing the studio.  As I said before, it was overdue.  I am generally a neat and tidy person, but when I am in the middle of creating, I don’t like to take the time to pick up after myself or put things away properly.  I’ll just shove a piece of fabric on the … Read More

my new creative workspace

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Organizing, Room Makeovers, Running a Business42 Comments

Yesterday, I was a determined woman.  Despite the gloomy weather, I was in the mood to organize, purge, and get my creative space put together. We have organized and cleaned out the studio here and there, but we haven’t picked through each bin and each drawer, keeping only the things that are really used.  It was time.  It was long past time. … Read More

adding storage to a tiny bathroom

Marian ParsonsBathrooms, Decorating, My House, Organizing53 Comments

Remember the upstairs bathroom that I worked on last year?  It is just the sweetest bathroom and I smile every time I walk past it…even with toothpaste globbed in the sink and splattered on the mirror. The only downside is that it is really tiny and doesn’t have any storage.  None at all.  Not a cabinet or shelf or hooks … Read More

organizing | one room down

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Organizing67 Comments

I have been very lazy since Christmas.  You know me…I’m usually ultra productive, but every signal my body was sending me said to just rest and relax, so I did.  I did totally unproductive things like playing games on my iPad (I’ve been enjoying 1010! and The Room Three), watching Netflix, combing through the 25% off clearance sale at Anthropologie to … Read More

steal-worthy office organization

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Organizing, Tips and Tricks13 Comments

If you missed it earlier this week, I finally finished Megan’s office and revealed all of the details.  You can see the full post and series HERE. As I shared in the post, Kriste and I worked together to develop an overall floor plan and feel for the space.  We worked on the specific pieces of furniture, the Craig’s List … Read More

organizinggallery

Marian ParsonsOrganizing29 Comments

With the boys out of school, it’s been really difficult for me to get in my groove, but I have been able to pick away at some organizing projects.  Organizing is the kind of project that can be done in pieces between building Lego’s (I’m the “piece finder”), Ukulele practice, “snack picnics” and playing Creationary.  In the past few days, … Read More