Seasons of Home | Fall Porch

Marian ParsonsHoliday20 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Joss & Main.  I shop from them regularly as a customer, so this was a natural sponsorship.  All words and opinions expressed in this post are my own. One thing that excited me about our new home was the porch!  I only had a small stoop at our last house, but this house has … Read More

(working with what you have) fall table

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday51 Comments

Last year, I participated in the Farmhouse Holiday Series and it was such a fun blog-hop to be a part of that I agreed to participate again this year.  I like saying yes to fun things and collaborations with creative people.  But then I realized that only about 2% of my house is finished in my colors and style… And … Read More

last minute present-wrapping inspiration

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday20 Comments

Shopping for Christmas wrapping paper is usually an exercise in frustration for me.  Why doesn’t anyone make simple, blue and white paper for Christmas?  Is that too much to ask?!  Well in previous years, it has been.  This year, though, I was able to find the best collection of papers and ribbons that fit my style. The blue and white … Read More

Calvin’s Christmas Bedroom

Marian ParsonsBoy's Bedroom, Decorating, Holiday, My House24 Comments

I took some time a couple of weeks ago to put some finishing touches on Calvin’s room and, while I did that, I added a few Christmas decorations. I finally swapped out the brass curtain rod with this matte black single curtain rod from Birch Lane.  This one is pretty heavy duty just in case someone thinks it’s a good … Read More

Christmas tree 2.0, paper whites & a blue truck

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Family Room, Holiday, Living Room, My House64 Comments

This year, I really took my time selecting the Parsons’ family Christmas tree of 2016.  It was the perfect height, fluffy, and full…just like I wanted. I was practically giddy as I put on over 1200 lights, the garland, and ornaments.  It looked beautiful. Here is how my glorious, perfect tree looked yesterday morning… The tree was totally dried out and … Read More

bay leaf christmas wreath

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday21 Comments

I had it in my mind that I wanted to use bay leaves in my Christmas decorating this year.  I wish I had it in my mind back in the spring, so I could’ve planted some…  But, anyway, I looked around for some bay wreaths that were fluffy and full and reasonably priced.   I ended up buying a pair on … Read More

decorating with gingerbread

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday23 Comments

When it’s rainy and glum, Kriste and I usually drag ourselves around the studio, giving ourselves pep-talks to get something accomplished.  For some reason, it’s harder to be creative and productive and ready to tackle the world when the weather is blah.  But, today was drizzly, cold, and gray, yet it was still, despite all odds, an amazingly productive day. I … Read More