Inspired You, By Miss Mustard Seed {Giveaway}

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week! I’m super thrilled to share Inspired You by Marian Parsons with y’all today. One of the first home decor blogs I found and read was Miss Mustard Seed. I love Marian’s collected style, her easy to read tutorials and honestly, I just want to be her shadow for a day…or a year. I’ve had the privilege of hanging out with Marian a few times at conferences. She’s just as kind and wise in person as she is online and now, in her book, Inspired You – Letting God Breathe New Life Into Your Heart and Home.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough to you. Marian drew me in and I didn’t want to put the book down. I love how she tells her story with tutorials, tips and tricks and decorating ideas intertwined. Oh, and the photos. Yes, the photos are incredible! I just want to jump right into them and poke around. There’s so much vintage fabulousness!

My favorite theme of Inspired You is learning to be content with what you have and making your house a home. I love Marian’s description of a beautiful home:

“It’s not about big budgets and magazine-quality perfection: it’s about making the best of what you have and finding contentment despite what you don’t. It’s not about keeping up with the hottest trends, style setters, or the neighbors; it’s about creating a space that feels inviting, is functional for your family and shows off the style and interests of the people who live there.”


Here are some lovely photos from the book…

Beautiful Buffet!

This guest bedroom project was one of the first that I discovered on Marian’s blog!

Love these drawn-on placemats! SO cute!

Here’s a short video of Marian talking about her book…

I’m so excited to be able to give away TWO COPIES of Inspired You today!

To Enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post saying that you want to win. Easy peasy!

This giveaway ends on Wednesday, November 21st.

Please note: The winner is chosen at random via blog comments. Entries left on Facebook or sent via email will not be counted.

Have a happy weekend!! :)



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  1. Sherry Lawrence says:

    Book sounds wonderful! I would love to win! Thanks for the chance! :)

  2. Amber Langsdorf says:

    I would love to win this book for my mom and give it to her for Christmas! I know she would absolutely love it!!

  3. I want to win!! Love her, and you for the giveaway ;)

    GlamorousMommy´s last blog post ..{ A shoe box that gives hope }

  4. Yes please!

  5. I’m dying to read this book. She’s so sweet in person and I’m so happy for her. But mostly I just want to devour it for myself! :) Thanks for the giveaway. I need it! Lisa~
    Lisa~´s last blog post ..10 FREE Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Mom & Dad

  6. I would love to win a copy!! Thanks for the chance to enter. :)

  7. I’d love a copy of this book!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

  8. The photos look beautiful. I love the idea behind it all of working with what you have & having a happy heart. A thankful heart is a happy heart. Any other veggie tales moms know that song? :)
    Candace Hendrick´s last blog post ..A Hallelujah to Start Your Day

  9. Sounds like a fabulous book. Would love to win a copy. :)

  10. Kristin Schroeder says:

    I want it bad! Looks like a beautiful book by a talented lady! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy :)

  11. Would love to win this book, I need all the help I can get!

  12. Would love to be inspired!

  13. It looks like a beautiful book – I would love to win. Thank you for the giveaway :)

  14. This sounds so fun and inspiring.
    I’m definitely checking out this blog. I have to find out more about the guest room. Thanks for a chance to win.

  15. I would love to win! Thank you!

  16. That sounds wonderful! I would love to win a copy for myself for Christmas so I can bless our home more!
    Mary Joy´s last blog post ..New Tuesday series…”Thanking God through the Tears”

  17. Books sounds very interesting… Would love to win and read it!

  18. yes, would love to win … and my birthday is 11/21 so it would be a super bonus to my day!!! love the buffett ,,, made me want to run home and paint mine that I have right now!

  19. I want to win, pleassssssssssse!

  20. She is so inspiring…I would love a copy to drool over!
    Ariean K´s last blog post ..Pay Another Way: Bitcoin

  21. Looks Great!!! Would love to win a copy.

  22. I love the idea of contentedly using what you have to make your house a home. Sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy – only my win would go to my daughter, who just moved into her first home!

  23. I would love to win her book! I love her blog.

  24. Thank you for this giveaway! I would like to win a copy of this book. It’s been on my “wish list.”

  25. Yes it looks inspirational! I would love to win this!

  26. Oh, I would love to win … I would, I would, I really would! Thank you for the opportunity.

  27. I would be so tickled to win a copy of Inspired You! It looks like an awesome book.

  28. LOVE the placemat/table covering! Would love the book!

  29. I would love to win this book! I love the pictures! I just heard her speak about how she got started on the National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs (NACWE) Beautiful book and so inspiring.
    Tanya´s last blog post ..Crystal Paine’s New Book Celebrating and Savoring a Simple Christmas

  30. Daniela Walsh says:

    I’ve been looking for a home decor book to get my mother-in-law for Christmas. Whether I win or not, this one looks perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  31. I would LOVE to win! I am definately challenged in this area, though I am working on it!!!

  32. I would love to win. I need help with keeping my house a home.

  33. This is a book I could sit and dream thru for hours. Thank you for the chance to win such inspiration.

  34. Oh, pick me! I want to win – looks like some perfect inspiration.
    Susan´s last blog post ..The Call……

  35. I would love to win a copy. It is amazing to me that once I found Christ, I’ve learned to be satisfied with what I have and love repurposing and making my home reflect me. No matter how much or little we have here in America we are really so blessed when you look at all the world as a whole.

  36. I would love to be entered. This would be such a help.

  37. I want to win! Looks like a great book and I love anything that helps me get inspired!

  38. I would love to win this book! It would be such an inspiration when we purchase our home in the next few months.

  39. I’d love to win..Thanks!
    Angela in KY´s last blog post ..Stocking up on Meat

  40. I would love to win this book!

  41. Would love the book – thanks!

  42. I would love to win the book. I plan to give the book to one of our granddaughters, after I have read it a few times. Or I could let our granddaughter read the book and then give it back to me. I think the book will be passed around our family a lot, just hope I get a chance to read it. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  43. What beautiful decor and I love what she says about decorating your home. This would be the perfect book to help me turn my house into a home! I would love love love to win this book. Thanks for sharing

  44. Jane Cornett says:

    I have just begun to craft and I would love to win one of the books.

  45. This book has been on my wishlist from day one! My birthday is this weekend, just sayin. :) But seriously, it’s on my Christmas wishlist for sure. I’m so inspired by her blog – it’s encourages me and reminds me of all the possibilities and allows to me to see things with new eyes!
    Ellora @ Creatively Southern´s last blog post ..{Holiday Tablescape}

  46. Nicole-Lynn says:

    What a great opportunity! She is such an inspiration!

  47. Crystal Daniele Porter says:

    I wanna win :-)…. Looks like an awesome book to pull inspiration from. Thanks…..

  48. I would love to cozy up in that guest bedroom! Would love to win!!!
    Candace´s last blog post ..Homeschooling…Let’s Do This!

  49. Would love to win this book! God bless you!

  50. Pick me, pick me! I would love to give this book to my aunt, as it has Jane written all over it!

  51. What a beautiful book, would love to win a copy!
    Thank you so very much for this opportunity :)

  52. Sounds like a great book to read curled up by the fire over the holidays ;). Thanks!!

  53. I would love to win this book – thanks for the chance!

  54. Would love to win this book! Love to see the creative ways God works in people’s lives.

  55. I saw this book last week and its on my list to read!! I would love love love to get a copy. I love Marian’s amazing story too! She really is so talented and inspirational!
    Tabitha´s last blog post ..Preparing Our Heart and Home for the Holidays – The To Do List {Printable}

  56. Love to win. Thank you!

  57. Sandra Ziniti says:

    I soo need help in the idea department for my new home, I would love to win this book.

  58. I want to win…yes, yes I do! :-)
    Johanna Hanson´s last blog post ..Crafting your own simple holiday season

  59. I want to win!!!

  60. Cool kids table. Great ideas

  61. Vicki Crowe says:

    What a great idea for a book of decor for this time in our lives! A great idea for a gift! ( possible future daughter-in-law!).

  62. Of course I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  63. I would love to win a copy of her book. Thanks for sharing.

  64. I would love to win this book. Thank you for telling us about it!

  65. I want to win! Thanks.

  66. Lacey Somers says:

    What an AWESOME give-a-way!!!!
    I would love to have this book to fuel my desire for
    learning how to decorate my home and life with
    beautiful, creative ideas!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!! :))
    Have a blessed day!

  67. I would love to win.

  68. I would love to win this book…. oh my fingers are crossed and I can only hope….

  69. I don’t leave very many comments, usually, but I always enjoy reading your blog. We enjoyed your pumpkin cookie recipe!

    I’m always decorating on a tight budget. This looks like an inspiring book to read. Would love to win one. Thank you for the offer!

  70. Beverly Kelley says:

    I would love to win this book!!!!! Thanks for the chance!

  71. Beverly Kelley says:

    I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

  72. Rachel Parrott says:

    I would love to win this book! I love your blog and thanks for the contest!

  73. Of course; I want to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. Your book looks very interesting.

  75. anita price says:

    What a beautiful book, of course it would be deliciously creative to win! Thanks for the chance!

    Blessings to your spirit,
    Anita Price

  76. Katherine Stokes says:

    I would LOVE this! I love her and her style.

  77. I would love to win this! I need decorating help! :)

  78. Sarah Webb says:

    It sounds amazing, I would love to win! Thank you for this opportunity!

  79. Joy Seidel Ames says:

    The book looks like a great read and I’d love to win and share the copy with my sister!

    Love your blog!

  80. This book looks wonderful!! and like everyone else I’d love to win it! :o) Thanks for this giveaway!! ~R

  81. Donna Godfrey says:

    That book looks wonderful! I would love to learn from her,

  82. Looks like a great book!
    Mary Jo @ Covenant Homemaking´s last blog post ..Menu Plan, November 12-18

  83. I would love to win. It sounds like there are a lot of great ideas in it!

  84. I would love to win this giveaway! It would be a great Christmas gift for me !

  85. Sally Lang says:

    Ooh! Great book to cuddle up with, dream and create. Thanks for the chance to win.

  86. Looks like a beautiful book from the sample pictures you showed in your blog!! I totally agree with the philosophy too. Would love to have a copy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your family!!

  87. Yes I would like to win! ;)

  88. carrie jackson says:

    Would love to win this book!! Thanks for the oppoortunity to enter :) Happy Thanksgiving

  89. I love your blog and would love to win!

  90. I would like to win please!

  91. Ah! This book sounds awesome! I’d love to have a copy that I could enjoy and then pass on to my daughter who just bought an early 20th century Craftsman home that she’s trying to redo on a tiny budget!

  92. Heather Smith says:

    Thank-you for the chance to win. This book looks fabulous! :-)

  93. Thank you for the opportunity. This looks like a marvelous book. Those few photos were inspiring.

  94. I would love to win this book!

  95. Oh yes this book will be a favorite read–hope to win–
    Thank you for the contest! And the promo or I would not have known about the book to put on my shopping lists

  96. Erin Young says:

    would love to win!!

  97. Looks like a fabulous book! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Mrs.T´s last blog post ..Goals for week beginning 11/11/2012

  98. What a beautiful website! I would LOVE to win!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  99. The book sounds awesome and I would love to win one!
    I Love Marian and her Blog!

  100. Amy Murillo says:

    I would LOVE to win this beautiful book – thanks so much for a chance at doing so! Amy M.

  101. totally want to win

  102. Rhonda Zamora says:

    This book looks awesome! I owuld love to win. Thanks

  103. Oh pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeeee please please. I want to win! This book looks A MaZing. Blessed, Tam

  104. I would love to win!

  105. I would love to win this book! Love some MMS!

  106. Debbie Bruns says:

    I WANNA win !!

  107. I would love to win a copy!
    Robin´s last blog post ..Front Porch Makeover

  108. Marsha Householder says:

    Pick me, pick me…….please!

  109. Would luv to win this book. Thanks for sharing!

  110. I just randomly ran into your blog today – so glad I found it! :)
    Angy´s last blog post ..unpublished

  111. Lovely pictures, truly inspiring! Would love to own this book!!

  112. I WANT THIS BOOK!!! Pretty Please! Looks super awesome! I love Miss Mustard Seed!

  113. I would love to win!

  114. Annalisa C. says:

    Love, love, love Miss Mustard Seed… and would love love love her book just as much :) I know I would…

  115. I would love to win this beautiful book!

  116. Looks awesome! Wanna win it!

  117. I would love to win this book!

  118. Karen Little says:

    Hi, I would love to win this wonderful book! Her post today had my favorite Bible verse of all: Psalm 61:2: “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.”

  119. Martha Lawson says:

    Oh yeah, I want to win this awesome book. Thanksfor the chance.

  120. awesome giveaway that i would love to win!

  121. Lee Ann Burkhart says:

    I hope I win this book! The photos look beautiful, and it looks like the kind of book that you don’t want to put down!

  122. Laurie Rogers says:

    Oh, how I want to win!

  123. I’d love to win a copy of Marian’s book.
    Janet´s last blog post ..It’s Still Autumn!!

  124. I would love to win a copy of the book. I follow Miss Mustard Seeds blog and love her work.
    Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living´s last blog post ..FAUX MERCURY GLASS TREE ~ Tutorial

  125. Are you kidding!!!!! This would be an amazing book to win!!! Love it!

  126. I really enjoy making our home unique and feel
    like a home…This book looks and sounds lovely!
    I really want to win a copy…
    Many thanks to you!

  127. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  128. I want to win! Thanks.

  129. I would love to win! Thanks!
    P.S. My family LOVES your banana chocolate chip muffin recipe!
    Karmen´s last blog post ..What?!

  130. Helen Maddox says:

    I would be thrilled to receive this book. I have been so inspired by your blog and am in the early process of painting and redecorating. I love vintage, don’t have a big budget to start fresh, and want to learn how to accessorized beautifully (as you do and share on your blog!). I would really appreciate you considering me.

  131. Hi. I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance. :)

  132. love your blog — please enter my name in the contest — sounds like a fantastic book

  133. I can’t tell you how excited I would be if I won this gorgeous book!!! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  134. Tracey Whitney says:

    The book looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  135. This looks like a book I’d like to win!
    Lynn´s last blog post ..Economics Graphing

  136. Yes. would like to win this .. sounds like a great book to read during the holiday .. and I NEED God to breathe new life into my soul .. thank you!

  137. I would love to win this book. MMS inspires me so much, now if I could get some of her energy!

  138. Would LOVE the book — Marian is so sweet! I’m very excited for her.

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun
    Becky@OrganizingMadeFun´s last blog post ..More projects around my house: Flooring and reglazing

  139. oh I sure would love to win!

  140. Would love it!!!!

  141. Would totally LOVE to have this book. Even the cover invites you into read it.

  142. I’d love to win a copy of this book — it looks just lovely!

  143. gisele morlan says:

    OMG!! a give away:) I would love to win a copy of this book, she is such an inspiration!! We just moved and I really could use some inspiration.

  144. Laurie Lee says:

    Making the most of what we have and repurposing items gives us a sense of gratitude — we see items in a new way, a new light, and they become treasures. Would love to be chosen for the book giveaway as I am making do with what I have in bringing back to life my old 1855 farmhouse. The key elements so far? Peace and grace throughout! Stay blessed ♥

  145. Would love to win the book!

  146. I would love to win a copy of Marian’s book! I’ve seen it in the bookstore several times now, but our budget this month is tight. It looks like an inspiring read! :) Great Giveaway, Myra. :)
    Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog post ..Highlighted Weekend Links–Share Your Best Post!

  147. deborah ours says:

    its easy peasy is what Miss Mustard Seed is all about….thanks so much for your shared assistance,information, and knowledge of all you do well…planting a little mustard seed of hoping to win with this little comment of thanks to you!

  148. Would love that book. :)

  149. Carla Dixon says:

    I want to win this book because I really need to read this book.

  150. Laurie Hackett-Shardy says:

    Would love to win this book!

  151. looks like a great book–thanks for the opportunity to win!

  152. I need a reason to dream again:)

  153. Allison Hunter says:

    Both you and Marian have been abundantly inspiring in many more ways than decorating. I would SO love to win. Thank you!!

  154. I’d love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

  155. Looks wonderful….please enter me!

  156. Making a home is SO different from keeping a house…and such a privilege!

  157. jena Green says:

    pick me pick me……

  158. When I read your description of this book I thought, “Oh my goodness! I totally NEED that!” And then I realized it would be a prize. Wahoo!

  159. Kathy Mader says:

    I really would be thrilled to win this book, totally need the inspiration. Thanks for the chance!

  160. I would love to win!
    Nina´s last blog post ..On not stressing about developmental milestones

  161. I’d love to win! :)

  162. this would be awesome to win

  163. I’d love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Stephanie J´s last blog post 2-Day Free Card

  164. Crystal Martin says:

    I would LOVE to win!! :)

  165. Jan Gardner says:


  166. I would LOOOOOOVE to win! I see Miss Mustard Seed on Daily Decor Steals and always love the items! Thanks for the chance!

  167. gina toothe says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome book :)

  168. I would love to have her book.

  169. I want to win this book.

  170. Oh My Goodness…would love to win a copy of Marian’s book! Both of you gals’ blogs have inspired me!

  171. This book looks inspiring and full of pretty ideas. Would love to win it!

  172. have recently fallen in love w/ miss mustard seed as well; thanks for sharing this giveaway!

  173. I love her blog, so the book would be wonderful to win!

  174. Karen Skutt says:

    I’d love to win thi book!

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