home office progress

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Office, Room Makeovers44 Comments

I’m so excited to share the progress we’ve made in the home office!  Initially, this room wasn’t going to get attention for a while. but when we talked about putting hardwoods in the dining room, we decided to have them done in the office at the same time.  Both rooms are right off the foyer (one to the right and … Read More

dining room wood floors

Marian ParsonsDining Room, My House, Room Makeovers29 Comments

Before we even moved into this house, before we even saw the house in person, I let Jeff know I had my eye on the carpeting in the dining room.  For a room that is the “most formal” in the house, carpeting just didn’t work for me.  I also do a lot of photo shoots in my dining room for … Read More

living room curtains

Marian ParsonsLiving Room, My House, Sewing42 Comments

Man, it has been a long, productive day and I am pooped!  Of course, I decided to start exercising the day I had a bunch of physical work planned.  That was brilliant.  I use the word “exercise” loosely, though, because it was pathetic how out of shape I am.  I am still babying my shoulder and about 10 minutes into … Read More

new house tour | the guest room

Marian ParsonsGuest Room, My House29 Comments

Today,  I’m sharing the last room that’s in the basement – the guest room. You can click these links to see the playroom and the family room/TV room. Now, there is a little guest room upstairs that is my sewing room, but I set the French daybed up there, so we could accommodate another person, if need be. The guest … Read More

through the lens of a camera…

Marian ParsonsKitchen, Photography67 Comments

I did a proper photo shoot in my kitchen last week and there was something therapeutic about it.  It was my first “real photoshoot” where I styled everything (removed the unsightly stuff like the toaster), used a tripod, tethered the camera, etc.  There is something about taking a picture of something that makes me love it more.  Well, maybe it’s … Read More

new house tour | the basement family room

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, My House50 Comments

I showed pictures of our empty basement last week when I shared plans for the boys’ playroom.  I finally got down there with my camera and took some pictures of how the spaces look now. We’ll start in the main room of the basement – the family room.  (Not to be confused with the living room upstairs.  We decided to … Read More