“Created by Dreamers”

Marian ParsonsBoy's Bedroom, My House14 Comments

A few months ago, I reviewed a mattress from Leesa.  It was a foam mattress that comes in a box, delivered to your door.  I’m a big fan of a foam mattress, but not everyone is, so Leesa figured out a way to get springs inside a mattress that can still be compressed, fit in a box, and delivered to … Read More

DIY window valance

Marian ParsonsBoy's Bedroom, My House, Sewing, Tutorials31 Comments

Good evening from New York!  I spent the better part of the day driving through the rolling hills and small towns of PA and NY and even got to stop in at an antique store and eat dinner at an amazing restaurant, so I can’t complain. Anyway, earlier this week I worked on a valance for the dormer window in … Read More

progress in Calvin’s room…

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Boy's Bedroom, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House41 Comments

We made some real progress in Calvin’s room the past couple of weeks.  As a reminder, we’re transitioning our guest room into a room for our youngest son, Calvin.  He’s ready to have everything done right now, but I’ve been trying to teach him that good rooms aren’t rushed together.  It’s about collecting just the right items and that can … Read More

The trials of decorating for an 8-year-old boy

Marian ParsonsBoy's Bedroom, Decorating, My House, Room Makeovers39 Comments

Decorating for kids is hard.  I’m learning that as I’m working with my eight-year-old on transforming the guest room into his room.  We have conversations about it that go something like this… “So, let’s talk about your room, bud, and how you would like it to look.” “Okay.” “What colors would you like?” “Ummm… Red, green, black, gray, orange, blue. … Read More

artwork for Calvin’s room

Marian ParsonsBoy's Bedroom, crafts30 Comments

I remember a conversation I had with Jeanne Oliver a few years ago.  We were talking about art and the classes she offers through her website.  At the time, she was offering a painting class that was based on copying the work of masters.  I remember not knowing quite how to feel about that…a class that is encouraging a student … Read More

guest room to boy’s room

Marian ParsonsBoy's Bedroom, Guest Room, My House33 Comments

My boys have been sharing a room from the point when my youngest, Calvin, was sleeping through the night.  They are 19 months apart and both boys, so it’s just made sense to have them share a room. Now that they are nine and almost eight, I’m seeing that they are both craving their own space.  Since they have the same … Read More