new house tour | living room

Marian ParsonsLiving Room, My House118 Comments

If you missed a tour of my new kitchen earlier this week, you can catch it HERE.  In today’s post, I’m going to take you on a tour of the living room.  We’ve had some debate about what to call this room – the living room or the family room.  I think we’ve settled on the living room and the … Read More

the wasted space

Marian ParsonsLiving Room, My House31 Comments

I’ve always thought of the formal living room in our house as a bit of a waste. The original part of our home was built in 1948 and this little room, right when you walk in the front door was the only living area.  Though it’s small, it was very well designed.  It’s opened to the dining room with a … 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

Christmas Living Room 2016

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday, Living Room, My House38 Comments

I was trying to write this post last night and my mind was just mush!  I found myself in a mid-sentence daze and I finally surrendered and went to bed. So, now that it’s a new day, here is my living room dressed for the holiday season.  The living room is probably my favorite room to decorate for Christmas.  It … Read More

Noble Fir for the Living Room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday, Living Room, My House15 Comments

I decided to get two Christmas trees this year. I have done just one large one the past few years, but I was really looking forward to Christmas decorating this year, so two trees seemed fitting! I got a 8.5′ Fraser fir for our family room from a local tree farm and I partnered with Green Valley Christmas Tree farm to … Read More

a goat bell for a horse

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Holiday, Living Room, My House27 Comments

When I was out shopping last week, I found a little goat bell.  It was inexpensive, I think $4.00, so I picked it up.  I initially envisioned using it as a Christmas decoration, with some evergreens, etc., making it into a small wreath. The leather was really dry, but a little Hemp Oil hydrated it and made it pliable again. … Read More

fall living room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday, Living Room, My House53 Comments

You’re all amazing.  I just need to say that.  All of your comments in reply to my “things have changed” post were like a huge hug to me.  I know that sounds cheesy, but they really were.  What’s interesting is that after I posted that, it was such a relief to me and it pushed me through that “stuck” feeling … Read More