Patio Makeover Reveal

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Exterior, Gardening, My House, Popular48 Comments

Disclosure: This patio makeover post is sponsored by Walmart.  As always, all opinions and words are honest and my own. Welcome to a typical suburban patio makeover!  These are scattered all over suburbia…the concrete pad just off the walk-out basement sliding door, shaded by the deck.  It’s the builder-grade default. We’ve seen our neighbors do some beautiful things with this … Read More

How to Crochet a farmhouse dishcloth (for beginners)

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, crafts, Popular, Tutorials, Yarn Crafts224 Comments

Just so you don’t miss it, I’m giving away a set of three of these dishcloths towards the bottom of this (rather long) post!   Ever since I started showing my crocheted dishcloths, I’ve been asked by readers and followers if I could share a tutorial for how to make them.  Since I’m a beginner myself, I have been directing … Read More

Most Popular Posts in 2019

Marian ParsonsPopular18 Comments

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a great holiday and enjoyed that lull between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  That might be one of my favorite times of the year.  All of the work, anticipation, and the hurried pace slows to a creep.  Our family doesn’t plan any big outings or shindigs.  We just spend time together … Read More

so, you want to learn to crochet?

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Popular, Yarn Crafts54 Comments

Since I started crocheting, many readers and followers have asked me to share how I’m learning and the books and patterns I’m using, so this post is the answer to those requests!  Now, keep in mind that I have just been crocheting for a few weeks, so take all of this with a grain of salt.  If you’re an experienced … Read More

Hand Painted Mora Dresser | Part 2

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Popular, Tutorials50 Comments

In case you missed part one of this dresser makeover, you can check it out HERE. At the end of yesterday’s post, I said I would show how the dresser turned out as well as how I distressed and finished it, so this post is fulfilling that promise. And here it is… I did a light distressing with 120 grit … Read More

quartz counters one year later

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Kitchen, My House, Popular54 Comments

Last May, we had Hanstone Quartz countertops (in the pattern Monterey) installed in our kitchen and I thought I would give an update now that we’ve been using them for over a year.  Of course, a review after 1o years or 20 years would hold more weight, but well…I don’t have a time machine, so you’re getting a one year … Read More