annoying projects

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Kitchen, My House29 Comments

While the boys are home and dedicated, quiet creative work time is limited (or non-existent), I am trying to knock out some projects that are quick and mindless and have been hanging around undone for months.  The projects that fit in that category are on my “annoying project list”.   Every once in a while I dedicate an entire day to … Read More

a lifetime supply of almond extract & honey

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, My House, Organizing65 Comments

This week I’ve been working on organizing our kitchen.  It’s one of the spaces that has been bugging me the most (organizationally speaking).  I hadn’t moved things around since we moved in and, after cooking in this kitchen for a year and a half, it has become clear that some things were put in the wrong place initially. Everything looked … Read More

top 10 posts of 2018

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home27 Comments

Happy New Year! I absolutely love the time of year between Christmas and New Years when I hibernate, take time off, and generally loaf around without any deadlines, commitments or expectations beyond wearing pajama-like clothes all day, every day.  We’ve been doing puzzles and science experiments, watching movies, playing board games, letting the boys have playdates and sleepovers.  I had … Read More

Summer 2018 Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things39 Comments

This week is back to school week and that means I can have my work day back!  Don’t get me wrong.  I have enjoyed the lazy mornings, trips to visit family, movie matinees with the boys, the warmer weather for gardening and house projects, and watching the boys enjoy the freedom of summer.  We had lots of playdates, sleepovers, bike … Read More

a chair back, details, & a dog

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home64 Comments

Jeff has been on a fishing trip for the past few days, so he gave me a chance to get out of the house today and do a bit of kid-free milling around.  It was so nice to have some unhurried time to myself.  I’ll share what I was shopping for in another post.  In this post, I’ll share some … Read More

fluffing & organizing

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, My House, Organizing26 Comments

I usually blog in “real time”, but I did a slew of projects one right after the other over the past few weeks that I missed a few of the smaller things that happened in between the bigger things.  Giving something a total makeover is the flashy part, but sometimes it’s the little details that follow, the fluffing and organizing, … Read More