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

Montauk Blue Slate Tile in the Foyer

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, My House81 Comments

The tile in the foyer is finished and we are one step closer to having the foyer and powder room makeovers complete!  So, there is still more to do before a reveal, but I thought I would share how this space is looking currently and also the details on the tile and grout choices. I wanted to use a material … 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

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

making ourselves at home

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Organizing37 Comments

Before I get into today’s post, I want to encourage you to visit one of my friend’s websites.  Laura Dreyer is a talented artist and creative business owner (she is the creator of Little Clay Land), but is also a long-time friend and the designer of my logo and lot of the branding that became the cornerstone of my professional … Read More

customizing a house | painting interior doors

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Painting & Refinishing, Popular, Room Makeovers, Secret Weapons, Tips and Tricks61 Comments

I’ve been contemplating a way to describe my current house and the changes I’m making.  It’s not outdated, it’s not ugly, it’s not run-down, it’s not in poor taste…  In fact, it’s a beautiful home.  So, how do I explain why I view this perfectly nice suburban home as one that is ripe for a makeover? Then, it hit me.  … Read More

Miss Mustard Seed

blue & white wallpaper for the 1/2 bath   recent postsBlue & White Wallpaper for the 1/2 BathAugust 3, 2020latest antique haul in Cannon Falls & Red WingJuly 30, 2020master bathroom makeover | picks & finishesJuly 29, 2020June’s Books of the WeekJuly 28, 2020finally, a faucet that listens…July 27, 2020slipcover chaise reveal | tutorial & sourcesJuly 23, 2020“Can I pull … Read More