One of the top home investments you can make…

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Exterior109 Comments

This post is sponsored by James Hardie®.  All words and opinions are, as always, honest and my own. I’ve already shared that our new house in Minnesota has amazing bones.  It has a functional and intelligent floor plan, it has many brilliant features (like outlets in the soffits for Christmas lights and in-wall night lights that go up the staircase.)  … Read More

New House Tour | The Front Porch

Marian ParsonsExterior, My House121 Comments

Everyone knows that the best color to use to make a good first impression is the pale beige that has graced Band Aids for generations. Not really, but that’s what my front door is saying at the moment. I don’t know what is up with this color, but it’s blah and it’s going to change. I held up dozens of … Read More

vintage-style deck makeover

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Exterior, Gardening, My House, Room Makeovers23 Comments

I’ve always been what you call an “indoor girl” when it comes to home decor.  When we put our house on the market (and ended up not selling it) last spring, our realtor put an “I’m Beautiful Inside” sign above the “For Sale” sign.  That’s realtor code for “It looks better once you walk through the front door.” It’s not … Read More