a new standard of measurement

Marian ParsonsPopular, Running a Business217 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

No-Fail Apple Pie Recipe

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness, Popular85 Comments

I attempted to make apple pie many times and it never turned out quite right.  The dough was tough or the filling was runny or there was a big pocket of air under the top crust or the apples weren’t fully cooked, but the crust was burnt on the edges.  I finally threw in the towel.  We’ll just buy a … Read More

dining table makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Dining Room, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Popular, Room Makeovers, Tutorials39 Comments

Independent of one another, two of my friends from church asked me if I could give them advice on refinishing a table.  It occurred to me that I have a table I want to refinish, too, so why not make a day of it and refinished all of the tables together?  Projects are always more fun when fellowship is involved … Read More

milk paint landscape mural | reveal

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Dining Room, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Popular, Room Makeovers135 Comments

Unless you follow me on Instagram, when you last saw the milk paint landscape mural in the dining room, it was just getting started with the watery Lucketts Green base for the land.  Well, Friday it was hot as the blazes here in Rochester, MN (heat index of 104), so we all hung out inside and I had a lot … Read More

counter selection | compromising nothing & gaining everything

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, My House, Popular, Room Makeovers71 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by HanStone Quartz.  All words and opinions expressed in this post are, as always, honest and my own. As I’ve shared before, replacing the countertops was on our to-do list for this house before we even bought it.  These are nice granite counters and they really don’t look bad at all, but they aren’t my … Read More