the mural that started it all

Marian Parsonsmy business story, My House, Running a Business36 Comments

I am such a bad blogger.  I’ve been so busy on other things that I forgot to announce the winners of Miss Mustard Seed’s Wuslu Pick of the Month (the small pedestal with glass cloche)    The winners are… Miss Kitty of Miss Kopy Kat DeeGeeRN and Melanie, anonymous, but left an e-mail.  Congratulations!  Yasmin from Wuslu will be contacting … Read More


Marian Parsonsmy business story, Running a Business55 Comments

As most of you know, I’ve been a busy girl lately. Today, reinforcements arrived at the Dulles Airport and I had my guest room all ready. My mom flew up to help for a few days in any way she can.  Don’t you just love moms? On the drive up to PA, we stopped by Lucketts, so I could show … Read More

An Accidental Entrepreneur

Marian Parsonsmy business story, Running a Business32 Comments

When I was a little girl, I never thought, “some day, I’m going to own my own business!”  I wanted to be an actress on Broadway.  I never took a business class in my life.  I never thought of myself as having a good business sense.  Yet, here I am.  A business owner.  Dare I say it…an entrepreneur?  I assure … Read More

Starting A Business – My Story

Marian ParsonsMiscellaneus, my business story, Running a Business99 Comments

When I put up my “Ask Miss Mustard Seed” post a few weeks ago, I received tons of questions about starting and running your own business.  The time has come for me to answer those questions, share my own experience, give some practical advice, and highlight some resources.  Welcome to my new Workshop Series, Starting and Running Your Own Business, brought to … Read More

Lucketts Day Two

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Well, the main story on day two of Lucketts was rain.  Major bummer. My feet were wet from 8:00 am until about 9 pm and I had some seriously pruney toes.  My dad was an Airborne Ranger, so he was a real trooper and kept a smile through it all (except when he was nodding off from exhaustion!)  It was … Read More

Where it all began

Marian ParsonsMiscellaneus, my business story, Running a Business18 Comments

So, who is Miss Mustard Seed?  I was one of those girls who would arrange and rearrange the furniture in my doll house. I liked vacuum marks in the carpet and a smooth bedspread with fluffed pillows when I was only in 6th grade. As an adult I discovered Country Living, Country Home, and Better Homes & Gardens. I would … Read More