hemp sheets & hemp oil

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Secret Weapons23 Comments

In yesterday’s post, I shared that I just got in a new shipment of antique hemp sheets from Europe and many of you asked what they are.  I’ve talked about them before, but I don’t know if I’ve ever really explained what they are. They are actually sheets, but not like the modern bedsheets we have today.  They are made … Read More

dear reader | to the one who is scared to sew

Marian ParsonsSecret Weapons, Sewing78 Comments

This time of reassessing my business and blog has been so rejuvenating for me.  I find myself flooded with ideas, anxious to create, bubbling to write…almost to the point of being overwhelmed by it.  It’s like my ideas are little children who keep interrupting one another and I have to tell them to pipe down and wait their turn.  So, … Read More

if you think a beautiful home is out of your budget…

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Popular, Secret Weapons, Tips and Tricks84 Comments

…it’s not. When I asked for feedback a few weeks ago, some readers brought up how they “miss the days of me decorating on a budget.”  To some, it felt like I’m dangling a home out there that is out of reach unless you’re “rich”. When I read those comments, I wanted to reach through the screen and hug the women who felt that … Read More

one brush. change things.

Marian ParsonsPainting & Refinishing, Secret Weapons441 Comments

I’ve been sharing little sneak peeks on my Instagram feed and now it’s time for the official announcement… If you didn’t/can’t watch the video, the big announcement is that Shaunna West of Perfectly Imperfect and I have teamed up to create a brand – Parsons West AND our first product is a brush we developed just for paint-loving ladies like … Read More

wing chair drop cloth slipcovers

Marian ParsonsMy House, Secret Weapons, Sewing20 Comments

I try not to get too engrossed in my blog analytics and all of the numbers, but it’s interesting sometimes to check them out…see what’s popular and what is most often pinned.  One trend I’ve noticed is that my readers loved my drop cloth projects.  I still get questions about which ones I use and how I bleached them.  Well, I … Read More