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, Tutorials49 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, Popular51 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

options for the master bedroom

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, decorating dilemmas, Master Bedroom, My House, Popular114 Comments

Last week, I shared that our master bedroom was not quite finished and I was mulling over some ideas for how to take this beautiful room and push it over the edge.  I received so many wonderful ideas, thoughts, and suggestions on that post, so thank you for that.  As I read your comments and thought through the possibilities, I … Read More

five recliners I’d have in my house

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Popular96 Comments

As many of you know, I’ve been having issues with my right shoulder for a couple of weeks.  At first, it just slowed me down a bit, but then it stopped me in my tracks as the pain intensified and started involving my bicep.  My days and nights have been focused on pain management and doctor’s appointments to find some … Read More

two cents on tidying up

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Organizing, Popular73 Comments

I’m going to say right off the bat that I have never read Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  I read some reviews on it and a summary of it a few years ago and felt like I got the gist.  The concept of keeping only what you love (or what “sparks joy”) isn’t a new one, … Read More

HGTV Dream Home Tour

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Popular36 Comments

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by the Delta Faucet brand.  As always all opinions are honest and my own (and I would’ve written this post with or without the sponsorship!) From a young age, I would dream about houses.  I would style my dollhouse and rearrange the furniture more than I played with the dolls.  I would draw houses in church … Read More

a new standard of measurement

Marian ParsonsPopular, Running a Business219 Comments

It’s that time of year where we get our planners out and start to fill the pages with the goals and dreams and to-dos for next year.  And, as I’ve been pondering my own 2019 and all of the promise it holds, I’ve been thinking about the push for more that is so prevalent in our society and more specifically … Read More