Milk Painted Bar Stool

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Kitchen, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House64 Comments

After a few years of leaving them as I bought them (I know, what is wrong with me?), I finally started painting my Target bar stools.  I actually just painted one to experiment, before I did the other two. I love how it pops against the white cabinets and wood counters now.  Before, the stools were blending into the counter … Read More

Polenta & Veggie Stuffed Red Peppers

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House42 Comments

 I decided today to share one of my favorite recipes of late…polenta & veggie stuffed red peppers.  And they are around 275 calories for an entire pepper! Now, I’ve never been a huge fan of peppers…until I overlooked the price tag and bought red, orange and yellow peppers.  Oh my.  They are sweet and delicious cooked or raw.  So, the … Read More

How we installed our undermount sink…

Marian ParsonsKitchen, Miscellaneus, My House26 Comments

 I knew I wanted to install a new sink when we were putting in new counters.  The sink we had was an enamel-coated cast iron sink that was full of scratches and chips and water was always hanging around the lip.  So, when I was looking for a new sink, I considered a farmhouse-style sink, but I already hated having … Read More

A Range Hood, A Cow Head & Angel Wings

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House105 Comments

I’m having one of those days where I feel like I could write about five blog posts.  I just want to chat and tell you what I’ve been up to, what plans I have and some things that are are my mind.  The past few days, I’ve been in much more of a “doing mood” than a “taking-pictures-and-talking-about-it” mood.  And … Read More

Kitchen Stuff

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 I put some more time into the kitchen yesterday, but my “honorary moms” who worry about me doing to much, will be happy to know that I took a bit of a break today.  I did still get some things done, like editing photos and proofreading articles, but nothing major. Yesterday, we got most of the range hood completed.  I … Read More

kitchen gallery

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House45 Comments

 I put some more time into the kitchen yesterday, but my “honorary moms” who worry about me doing to much, will be happy to know that I took a bit of a break today.  I did still get some things done, like editing photos and proofreading articles, but nothing major. Yesterday, we got most of the range hood completed.  I … Read More

the eagle has landed

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 Some kind of cliche code phrase just seems to be appropriate for what my husband and I accomplished today.   After a lot of sweat equity, geometry, learning what lingers in drain pipes and a dinner break to Olive Garden (in ill-fitting, paint-splattered  sweat pants), our butcher block counters, new sink and faucet are installed!!!  Forget weekend warriors… we’re Thursday … Read More