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

The Mercantile in Knightdale

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Running a Business20 Comments

I spent Thanksgiving in Raleigh, NC, visiting Jeff’s family.  The days were mostly filled with relaxing and visiting, but I did take advantage of my close proximity to one of my MMS Milk Paint retailers (In Sweet Time at The Mercantile in Knightdale, NC) and I spent an evening teaching a milk paint demo and signing books. The evening itself was … Read More

Back to School Week!

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Running a Business21 Comments

Well, the day has finally arrived and I just sent the boys off to school.  When I started my blog, both of my boys were in diapers and now they are started 5th and 6th grade.  It is crazy how time flies, but I am enjoying their current age.  I never was much of a “baby person”, so the younger … 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

the big three

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Balance, Running a Business42 Comments

When I worked in the corporate world (can you even imagine that?), I would keep a running to-do list on a legal pad.  Each day, I would work through the list until it was “quitting time” and, whatever was left on the list would get transferred to a fresh piece of paper as the start of my to-do list for … Read More