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

an inspired room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Guest Room, My House20 Comments

I love celebrating friends and their achievements.  And one of my blog friends has something to celebrate.  Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room, just released her latest book, also called The Inspired Room! I had the pleasure of spending time with Melissa as we prepared to teach a workshop on writing a book at the Haven conference this past summer. … Read More

a quilt, a step stool & a trip

Marian ParsonsGuest Room, upstairs bath30 Comments

We had a beautiful sunny weekend that was warm with a cool breeze and it put me in the mood to freshen up a few things around the house.  (I would’ve loved to go on a hike or have a picnic at a playground, but the Parsons’ boys were all sick, so my “playtime” had to be around the house.) … Read More

guest room curtains…check

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Guest Room, Sewing25 Comments

I tend to get a little bit aimless around the holidays.  Those aimless times are when it’s hard to be your own boss.  I have long lists of things I want and need to do, but I don’t have anything pressing.  (Actually, I need to finish my Christmas shopping and that’s getting pretty pressing…)  When I start to feel aimless, … Read More

get your beautyrest

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Guest Room15 Comments

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there’s been a lot of shuffling going on in the guest room.  I hand painted a bed in a Bavarian style and started decorating the entire room around it.  Then, after I had it for only a few months, I sold it. Now, I like change and I’m fickle when it comes to decorating, but … Read More