the process of living in a house while refinishing floors

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Living Room, My House, Room Makeovers, Tips and Tricks36 Comments

Well, we’ve made it to the other side of having new wood floors installed in the living room while also refinishing the kitchen & eating area floors.  And, we were living in the house through the entire process.  In fact, every time we’ve either worked on floors ourselves or had them done, we’ve stayed in the house through the upheaval.  … Read More

five tips on shopping for fabrics

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Favorite Finds, Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks28 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

making your house smell nice

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Tips and Tricks43 Comments

There have been a few times that I’ve been asked how my house smells so nice.  I was a little perplexed the first time I was asked, because I don’t use plug-in air fresheners and I rarely light scented candles.  I wasn’t intentionally doing anything. As I thought about it, I realized there were a couple of things I did … Read More