ten minute Christmas decorating | pretty packages

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday24 Comments

As I’ve been decorating for Christmas this year, I’ve shared that I’m all about keeping it simple.  Pretty things, fresh greenery, a few traditional touches and that’s about it.  I don’t want to have bins and bins of Christmas decor. One touch that I do like to add each year is a few fake presents.  Empty boxes that I wrap … Read More

trading horses again

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Decorating, Hand Painted Furniture, Holiday, Living Room, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint55 Comments

Remember my rocking horse?  The one I bought from Restoration Hardware and then painted with MMS Milk Paint to make it look chippy and old?   Well, in typical Marian fashion, I sold it. I wasn’t planning to, but a client asked if I could custom paint the same horse for her.  I agreed to the job and we tried to … Read More

my favorite things 2015

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Holiday15 Comments

Today I’m joining Melissa of 320 Sycamore and a few other bloggers in sharing a few of my favorite things!  She was one of the first bloggers I met and is such a genuine and encouraging person, so I loved the chance to team up with her and some of her favorite bloggers. I decided to share a mix of … Read More

idea overload & glass glitter banner kits

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Dining Room, german glass glitter, Holiday, My House, Tips and Tricks32 Comments

This weekend, I’m presenting at the Holiday Expo at McLean Bible Church, just outside of DC.  (I shared the details HERE, if you’re interested in attending.)  With a sick kid, I was a little behind with getting my presentation together, but I’m going to the set up and rehearsal tomorrow, so I needed to get myself in gear today! As … Read More