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, Tutorials42 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

my favorite period drama miniseries

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Popular203 Comments

I’ll just put it right out there.  This post is a complete change of pace. A few weeks (months) ago, I mentioned my love for period drama miniseries on Instagram stories and I received a bunch of requests to share my favorites.  So, I started a list and I finally hunted down all of the images and details to share … Read More