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. 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!!

  2. Marty says

    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.

  3. ktgo says

    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!

  4. says

    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!

  5. 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.

  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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!

  8. Courtney says

    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

  9. says

    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}

  10. 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!).

  11. 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!

  12. Amanda says

    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!

  13. 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

  14. Susan says

    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!!

  15. Vicki says

    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!

  16. Gwen says

    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

  17. 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.”

  18. 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!

  19. Cindi says

    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!

  20. 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.

  21. grace says

    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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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 ♥

  24. 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!

  25. 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!!

  26. Hailey says

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


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