how to make a chair cushion | deck chair makeover

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Decorating, gardening, My House, Tutorials, upholstery

I’ve been working on my deck off and on throughout the spring and summer and it’s finally starting to come together.  I know I’m not going to break any makeover speed records with this project, but that’s life, right?  Spaces take time to come together. So, there is still more to do, but last week I jumped a big hurtle – … Read More

beginnings of a potting bench

Marian ParsonsDecorating, gardening, My House

This has been the year when gardening finally clicked for me.  I’m not saying I’m great at it, but I’m trying.  I’m working at it…learning, wanting to get better, turning a black thumb to green.  Along with the interest in the garden and plants, I decided to spruce up our outdoor living space as well.  It’s not much…just a deck … Read More

a vintage watering can & the little things

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, gardening

A while ago, I realized I needed a watering can, so I picked up a blue (of course blue) plastic watering can.  Of course, it worked just fine.  It waters plants just as it should.  But I realized that I find joys in the little details of my home.  I didn’t just want to use a watering can that would … Read More

potting bench inspiration

Marian Parsonsgardening

As I’ve been sharing on my blog lately, I’m really starting to get into this gardening thing.  I wander around our garden beds most evenings, watering when needed, dead-heading the petunias, pulling out weeds.  I used to find that kind of maintenance annoying, but now I find it enjoyable.  I’m also learning how to tend to my indoor plants.  I’m … Read More