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

dog beds are decor

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, My House, Tips and Tricks52 Comments

Before I get into the post today, I wanted to let my readers in the north east know that I’ll be in Palmyra, New York this Saturday (September 24, 2016) for The Purple Painted Lady 6th Annual Festival.  (Click the link for details.)  I’ll be teaching milk paint demos and answering Q&A’s at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.  I hope to … Read More

farmhouse holiday series | fall dining room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Dining Room, Holiday, My House35 Comments

It’s time for another installment of the Farmhouse Holiday Series with some of my blog buddies.  And this week, we partnered with All Modern to show you our dining rooms decorated for fall. I remember when I felt like “holiday” colors were locked in.  Christmas had to be green and red and fall had to be yellows, oranges, and browns.  That … Read More

fall living room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday, Living Room, My House53 Comments

You’re all amazing.  I just need to say that.  All of your comments in reply to my “things have changed” post were like a huge hug to me.  I know that sounds cheesy, but they really were.  What’s interesting is that after I posted that, it was such a relief to me and it pushed me through that “stuck” feeling … 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

master bedroom nightstands

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House33 Comments

I don’t show a ton of the goings-on in my house these days largely because there’s not a lot happening as far as home improvements or decorating changes are concerned.  We are transitioning the guest room to Calvin’s room, but other than that, things have pretty much stayed the same. We are changing a few things up, though, and I … Read More