I’m Marian, aka Miss Mustard Seed. A youth pastor’s wife, mother of two little boys and a lover of all things home. I am a business owner, though I have never thought of myself as an entrepreneur. I am an uneducated designer and full-out amateur photographer. I am a writer who totally abuses commas and relies heavily on spell check (and never did that great in English classes.) Despite all of those things, here I am. A business that was started in the hopes of contributing to the family income has blossomed into more than I ever imagined or hoped for. I am now passionate about sharing what I have learned in the hopes of encouraging others. I am always in paint splattered clothes. My sweet family tolerates the constant furniture rearranging. I’ve never worked harder in my life. And I love every minute of it. In addition to running my business and authoring this blog, I am a freelance writer for HGTV.com and have contributed articles to CountryLiving.com, Cottages and Bungalows magazine (DIY Essentials Column 2010-2012), American Farmhouse Style (Spring 2014), French Style (Fall 2014), Romantic Country (cover, fall 2014). I’m honored to have my work featured in Romantic Homes (January 2011), Flea Market Style (Spring 2011), Flea Market Finds with Matthew Mead (Spring 2012), Flea Market Style (Winter 2012), Women’s Day (Nov 2012), Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Ideas (Winter 2012), Cabin Life (Dec 2012), Romantic Country (Spring 2013), Make It Over (Spring 2014), Fresh Style (Spring 2014) and online at Houzz, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, About.com and many DIY/Home Decorating blogs.