Miss Mustard Seed is 10 years old!

Marian Parsonsmy business story, Running a Business92 Comments

A little over 10 years ago, I did a google search for “home decor blog” and discovered a whole new world.  Well, new to me.  I found “my people”…housewives, moms, and decor enthusiasts sharing their love of home on the internet.  They were Myquillyn of The Nesting Place, Melissa of The Inspired Room, Sarah of Thrifty Decor Chick, and Layla … Read More

The Creative Exponent

Marian Parsonsmy business story, Running a Business14 Comments

I met Shaunna about 9 years ago at the Blissdom blog conference and we hit it off almost immediately.  As fellow “furniture girls”, we knew of each other, but we hadn’t connected until that event.  Since then, we’ve been like peas and carrots. We’ve done speaking engagements together, taught workshops on paint and creative business, and were vendor neighbors at … Read More

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint turns 7

Marian ParsonsMiss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, my business story, Running a Business589 Comments

On April 27, 2012, I announced to the world (well, to my blog readers), that I would be launching my very own line of milk paint.  That makes this Saturday, April 27, 2019, the official 7th birthday of the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint line!  And we’re celebrating with a walk down memory lane and presents!  We’re running giveaways on … Read More

why I write this blog…

Marian Parsonsmy business story, Running a Business136 Comments

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the whys behind the things I do.  For the new business ideas I’m currently cultivating… Why am I working on them?  Is it simply to earn more money?  To satisfy a desire for a particular creative outlet?  Is it out of fear of missing an opportunity? For the ones that are currently on … Read More

no-sew custom dinner napkins & fabric launch

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, design, my business story, Running a Business41 Comments

After years of design work, coordinating, learning, waiting, and creating, my fabric line is finally going to be available for sale (find a store HERE), so this week kicks off the official launch of Bunnies, Birds & Blooms by Free Spirit Fabrics. I have partnered with some talented creators and Instagrammers to show off the fabrics.  They are amazing quilters.  … Read More