the inspired bell

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds30 Comments

I remember the very day I typed “home decor blog” in the search bar for the first time.  I didn’t know such a thing existed until a friend told me about them. That’s a thing?  I thought bloggers were all guys in their basements ranting about politics and sports!   Well, obviously, I figured out that wasn’t the case.  That first … Read More

October Favorites

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds44 Comments

October has been a great month.  I feel like we’re finally getting into a rhythm with our schedule and a lot of great memories have been made.  The boys had their first sleep over, I had lunch/coffee with several new friends, our church small group started meeting at our house, and we had our first snowfall and turned on the … Read More

the oak buffet

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, My House, Office54 Comments

When my in-laws were visiting, my mother-in-law and I checked out a local consignment shop and I found a piece of furniture that’s been on my wish list for a few weeks – a buffet.  I have been wanting one for my office, but have come up empty on craigslist and at Gold Rush Days.  The second I spotted this … Read More

I always wanted a goat cart…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds72 Comments

It started years ago when I was a newlywed, just getting into yard sales and antiques.  I was doing my usual Saturday morning thing – touring neighborhoods, looking for fluorescent poster board signs, open garages, and driveways lines with discounted treasures.  I followed signs into a cul de sac and my heart sped up.  In the driveway, I could see … Read More

Old World Kitchen Dreamware Giveaway

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Food1083 Comments

If you’ve followed me for a while, you may have picked up that I have a thing for kitchenware.  I was a Food Network junkie when I left the corporate world, so I could support Jeff in full-time youth ministry and be a homemaker.  I thoroughly relished the time and spent much of it cooking and baking from scratch and, … Read More

studio transformation | part 2

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Mustard Seed Studio, My House50 Comments

I shared about priming and painting the studio walls and ceiling in PART ONE of the studio transformation and I shared about the oak hutch in yesterday’s post… Today, I am sharing my “working corner” of the studio… I purchased the drafting table off of craigslist in PA for $100 and it’s been a great work surface for art.  I … Read More