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Marian ParsonsHoliday, my business story, Running a Business71 Comments

I’ve been asked on a few occasions to share pictures of the ornaments I painted when I first started my business three years ago. I always felt a little embarrassed to show them, so I haven’t.   They’re not really my style, but I decided to keep the ones I didn’t sell.  I knew they were a part of the history of my … Read More

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Marian ParsonsHoliday, My House58 Comments

After cramming fall and spring into one week, I’m finally getting ready for Christmas.  We put our “family” tree up today and I started decking out the dining room and entry hall.  The “pretty” tree is in it’s place, but I still need to put the lights on and decorate it.  I know the blog world has been showing off their … Read More

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Marian ParsonsHoliday18 Comments

I’ve enjoyed looking over all of the Christmas link parties, but it’s still fall in the Mustard Seed household. Our Christmas decor will be up from late December through early February. That’s just how it is in this business.  I’m happy to say, though, that I only have two more freelance writing projects to finish for fall and then I am … Read More

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Marian ParsonsHoliday, My House52 Comments

The project that won’t ever end (I seem to have a lot of those, don’t I?), is finally coming close to an end. This past week, I put in the trim around the baseboards and bead board. If you’ve ever put trim in an old house, you understand my pain. The floor is not level, the walls aren’t plum and … Read More

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Marian ParsonsHoliday21 Comments

I’m finally getting around to some Christmas stuff for this year.  First of all, I cleared most of the Christmas decorations out of my room at Lucketts when I moved and I had some things left over to sell.  I just listed five of my hand glittered “Christmas” banners in my Etsy shop, so head over there if you’re interested in … Read More

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Marian ParsonsHoliday20 Comments

I am totally wiped out.  I’ve been up really late the past couple of nights and worked very hard both days.  The first night I stayed awake because I was struggling to write.  The second night I stayed awake because the words were flowing so well that I didn’t want to stop!  It’s funny how that works.  Yesterday I moved my … Read More