fear is not the boss

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Balance, Popular, Running a Business183 Comments

Confession time… The last 2-3 years have been a bit of a struggle for me.  Maybe more than a bit, if I’m completely honest. Before you roll your eyes and wonder what on earth I could be struggling with, hear me out.  (And stick with me, because there is a happy ending.) The struggle has been an internal one and … Read More

Creative Retreat Planning

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Balance, Running a Business44 Comments

I’ve been saying for months that I need to press the pause button, so I have some uninterrupted, concentrated time to think and recharge.  My thought is this would be a day at home and everyone in the house will pretend I’m not there.  Yeah, I know that was wishful thinking! My kids can pretend to be ninjas and spacemen … Read More

Bunnies Birds & Blooms

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, my business story, Popular112 Comments

I have been keeping a secret for almost two years and now, finally, I can spill it! I am so proud to introduce my very first fabric line – Bunnies Birds & Blooms presented by Free Spirit Fabrics!  Whew!  It’s good to get that one out into the world. So, for those who aren’t familiar with Free Spirit Fabrics, it’s … Read More

designing a product

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, my business story103 Comments

A year and a half ago, I was offered the opportunity to design home decor products.  It’s something I had considered. and even hoped for, for a long time, but it just never came together.  I was such a hands-on creator that I struggled with trying to communicate my vision to someone else.  I also had to learn how to … Read More

the next chapter

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business55 Comments

Change is a delicate thing. If you don’t change at all, things feel stagnant and boring.  Been there done that. If you change too much, well then, you’ve changed.  And not everyone is going to like that. I shared last year that my business was changing and even though I voiced it in a blog post, I still struggled against … Read More

Dash & Albert Rug Design Competition

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Running a Business70 Comments

I have been a long-time fan of Annie Selke and Dash & Albert, so when I was invited to participate in their rug design competition, I was all in! Fifteen digital influencers, including some of my blog buddies, were invited to submit three rug designs that are reflective of their personal design aesthetic for a chance to have their rug come to life. The … Read More