feels like home

Preorder now! Available September 7, 2021

Imagine walking into a home that was designed and decorated with your style in mind.

As you look around the house, every detail brings you pleasure–your particular style, wants, and needs were brought to life here, from the architectural statements in the entryway to the finishing touches in the master suite. This home fits you like a well-tailored outfit, and yet is as comfy as your favorite pair of pajamas. As you exhale deeply and settle onto the sofa, you realize this could be your dream home. What would that home look like? How would it feel to live in this character rich home inspired by your style?

Every home should feel like a custom home and not have to break the bank. No matter how many neighborhood twins your suburban home may have, this home would be uniquely yours. That typical four-square colonial or mid-century rancher can be transformed into a character-rich home that is beautifully customized to meet your specific tastes and needs. Through inspirational pictures, practical tips, and easy-to-implement tutorials, DIY makeover queen Marian Parsons (a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed) will show you how to transform your place, room by room. You can have the home you’ve always dreamed of–and you don’t have to move first to make the dream come true!

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“Whether it’s her interiors or her art, Marian’s work epitomizes timeless style rooted in authenticity, great taste, and casual elegance. Everything is inviting and comfy, while elevated and approachable at the same time.”

—Brian Patrick Flynn
interior designer HGTV Dream Home

“Marian Parsons, aka Miss Mustard Seed, is that best friend with great taste every homeowner wishes for. With Feels Like Home, Marian has gifted us the ultimate design handbook with sound advice, simplified tutorials, and yes, her trademark gorgeous photography.”

—Mary Kay Andrews
New York Times bestselling author of The Fixer Upper; Hissy Fit; Hello, Summer; and The Newcomer

“Like Marian herself, her book is beautiful, hopeful, personal, and inspiring. Regardless of what feels like home to you, this is a resource, a handbook, and an inspirational guide to help you create exactly what feels like your home for you and those that will share it with you.”

—Jo Packham
creator and editor in chief of Women Create magazines

“For those of us who find ourselves still not living in the character-filled house of our dreams, this is the guidebook to our dreams.”

—Myquillyn Smith
New York Times bestselling author of Welcome Home

“Marian has proven in Feels Like Home that designing your dream home isn’t a far-fetched idea and is in fact obtainable for everyone who follows her helpful tips in this guidebook filled with all her secrets.”

—Liz Marie Galvan
author of Cozy White Cottage and blogger at LizMarieBlog.com

“This book will become a well-loved staple in your library, inspiring you with ideas to make any house feel like home.”

—Melissa Michaels
New York Times bestselling author of Love the Home You Have, The Inspired Room, and Dwelling

Inspired You (Thomas Nelson, Nov. 2012)

Nominated for ECPA Christian Book Award in the category of Best New Author 2012.  “Some girls get giddy over a new pair of shoes. Marian Parsons gets giddy over room makeovers. With a lot of ingenuity, a little bit of effort, and a tight budget, she has transformed her home into a beautiful space and filled her heart with a lot more contentment. Thousands have found inspiration at Marian’s blog, missmustardseed.com, and now she shares dozens of new projects, ideas, and DIY adventures in the pages of Inspired You.

Marian will remind you that homes don’t have to be magazine material to be special, comfortable, and inviting. The goal you’re working toward is home. Not a perfect home. Not an “impress the neighbors” home. Just home—one whose walls and rooms tell the story of the family who lives there. Beautiful homes start with inspiration and a willingness to try. So uncover your God-given creativity. Be encouraged, be willing, and be inspired.”

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 In case you’re curious, here are some posts about the book writing process and how someone (me) who was never an aspiring author and has sub-par grammar came to write a for-real book.