blue spruce in a bucket

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday, Living Room, My House

I have mentioned it a couple of times already…I am really excited to decorate for Christmas this year!  It’s just like old times when the countdown would begin leading up to the day after Thanksgiving and I could finally haul out the bins and put the Christmas music on.  For the past few years, I’ve been burned out on Christmas decorating. … Read More

bright white ceiling & pearly white walls

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Dining Room, Living Room

Today the boys are off school for the Columbus Day holiday.  Three day weekends like these always catch me by surprise, but we always find a way to just roll with it.  Jeff was out for the day, so it was just me and the boys.  We took this day to hang out in our jammies at the house.  I … Read More

the winner of the debate

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Dining Room, Living Room

If you’re up to speed on my living room, you know that I have been pondering taking down the curtains in the living and dining room.  Yesterday, after this photo shoot, I took them down… The sunlight poured in and it was so bright and wonderful.  I was convinced that I would go drape-free.   I continued removing the curtains … Read More

updating the living room

Marian ParsonsLiving Room, My House

It’s been a tough week to get into a groove for me.  On Monday, we took the boys to Hershey Park to squeeze some fun into the last days of summer.  The boys were home on Tuesday, which was a day filled with cleaning, laundry, packing book bags and getting ready to start the school year on the right foot. … Read More

rugs are my nemesis

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Living Room, My House

When decorating a room, I really struggle with area rugs.  I’m sure that was evident in my family room… Yeah, I know.  I still love those rugs, but they just weren’t working. That’s why I have a tendency to buy, sell and swap rugs pretty regularly.  I struggle with finding the perfect pattern that fits my style, colors that work … Read More

curtains or no curtains

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Living Room, My House

Yes, that is the question.  Curtains or no curtains?  I’ve been thinking of changing the curtains in my living and dining room for a while.  When we put our house on the market, we decided to let the curtains convey with the house.  I love the curtain fabric still, but I’m ready for a change.  It’s just what I do. … Read More

Still playing & more for sale…

Marian ParsonsLiving Room, My House

I’m still “playing” in the living room…trying different things until I feel I’ve hit the nail on the head.  I liked the door with the painting on it, but it didn’t feel 100% right, so I thought I would try something else. I pulled the mirror out of my bedroom… …to try it between the windows. There was a time … Read More