Inspired You

 blue & whites and Eulalie

Sometimes you run across someone online who you just absolutely adore.  Marian Parsons, Miss Mustard Seed is one of those people you meet, you love, you walk away encouraged.

I’ve hung out with Marian, we’ve chatted on the phone, texted, and we’ve even sat next to each other on a plane (she was kind to put up with my plane riding shenanigans, have I mentioned planes and I don’t get along?) I even bought one of her Mustard Seed tee shirts.  I’ve read her blog for years and y’all she’s one of the sweethearts of the blog world.  I’m a fan.

 And she wrote a book.

Inspired You. Letting God Breath New Life Into Your Heart and Home

Inspired You is a book you want to flip through just looking at all the photos which are stunning, then, you want to sit down and read all the words, then you want to get up and create something beautiful! It’s a perfect combination of inspiration, motivation and of course, fantastic tutorials like making an ottoman, making a sheet music wreath and of course~how to paint furniture.

Here’s a sweet little 90 second video of Marian talking about her book:


Marian and Thomas Nelson are giving away FIVE copies of Inspired You here at Nesting Place, all you need to do to enter is leave a comment.

Some of the places you can find Inspired You:


Thomas Nelson

Barnes & Noble




click the boxes for more info

 Now leave a comment to enter to win, good luck!


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  1. texasaggiemom says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I love her work and can’t wait to read this book!

  2. Pick Me! This book looks wonderful – love Marian and all the wonderful tips.

  3. This book looks beautiful!!

  4. I’m so excited about this book. It is on the top of my Christmas list.

  5. Yes please!

  6. Michelle C. says:

    Amazing creativity and inspiring joy — MMS is one of my favorites.

  7. This looks like a wonderful book!

  8. Love her work! Would love her book, too! Thanks!

  9. I can’t wait to read this as I continue to seek to make our home a Grace Place!

  10. For sure, hers is an inspiring story… think there are quite a few of us who wish we shared her many talents!

    Thanks for the opportunity – I can’t wait to pour over the pages!

  11. Miss Mustard Seed was the the first person to respond to my first-ever Tweet. :)
    (Made at Haven, commenting on the awesome swag bag, in case anyone was curious.)

  12. All of us need the Lord to breathe His Life into our homes and hearts.

  13. Her book is on my Wishlist on Amazon, but I’d love to win it instead!

  14. This Marian is now a fan of the other Marian!

  15. I have followed her blog forever!! If I don’t win, I’ll just cry!! lol

  16. I am currently nesting in my very first home! It’s exciting and {a little} intimidating! This book looks like great inspiration for a “me” space!

  17. I love miss mustard seed. I would love to have her book!

  18. With God all things become new, even my antiques. Would love the inspiration this book would bring to my home.

  19. Janice Fassetta says:

    I am moving as soon as God brings the people He wants to purchase our home. Looking forward to making the new house our home. This book looks like a great resource.

  20. Oh I hope I win this one. This book looks so lovely. If not, then may have to go on the Christmas list!

  21. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely book! It looks wonderful!

  22. Love her blog (and yours) and can’t wait to read the book!

  23. This is so exciting for Miss Mustard Seed! I would love to win her book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Love her work and am so excited she was able to write a book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Hi — I follow her blog (as I do yours!) and would love her book!!!

  26. Feeling inspired already! Looking forward to reading her treasure of a book!

  27. I’m crossing my fingers and toes hoping that will help me win this book! Looks amazing!

  28. I’m a big fan of Marian’s, too, and you’re right: she is inspiration itself! Hope to read her book soon!

  29. Would love to receive a copy of this book — I so want God in our home and I want comfortable, simple beauty that I haven’t been able to do by myself…Thanks for letting us know about this book.

  30. Love the name of her blog (Miss Mustard Sees – clever!), the book, and the look and feel of pictures! Would be thrilled to receive this book as I become more thoughtful about what I want our home to be. :)

  31. Excited about this book!! Thanks for the recommendation.
    Just bought 3 copies, but would be glad to win another one :)
    Congrats to Marian and thanks to Thomas Nelson.

  32. I would love to get lost in that book and a cup of coffee for a couple of hours!!

  33. Looks awesome!

  34. Oh my, I love her work!

  35. This book looks beautiful and inspiring!

  36. Her blog is a favorite of mine as well.

  37. I don’t know that my house would ever look the way hers does, but I think the idea of God breathing grace & life into a place is phenomenal!

  38. Oh, nice! I have several friends who would adore this book. When i’m done with it!:)

  39. Of ALL the giveaways ‘out there’. THIS IS THE ONE I WOULD ADORE TO WIN.

  40. Lori Johnson says:

    Inspiring doesn’t even begin to express what Miss Mustard Seed has done for creative women.

  41. I would love to win the book :)

  42. I can’t wait to read Marian’s book. She’s one amazing and inspiring gal. (And I get to meet her on Monday!!!!)

  43. And the winner is……. everything MMS does is beautiful.

  44. What an awesome blog write up you did on her!!! I too love to read her blog and have for awhile…can’t get enough! You are exactly correct when you say she is an inspiration to all! Of course…. I would love to WIN a book of hers….but if I don’t….I will buy one anyway!

  45. thanks for this opporrtunity! I would love to win! :)

  46. kathy from ct says:

    I refer to Marion’s blog all the time. She seems really down to earth and sweet. Glad to hear it’s all true!

  47. Danielle M. says:

    I need to be inspired!! God decided that it was finally time that I move my three~year~old and I into our first “own place” and my head is going to explode from wanting to decorate ‘our new home’. I love your blog and have gotten many ideas from you and would love some more!! Ready to get this place settled! :) (I’ve LOVED reading your mission trip blogs by the way!!! Girl after my own heart!)

  48. I used her milk paint on two projects this month! I love her blog & would LOVE this book! :)

  49. Wow. Looks like a great book.

  50. I am an Inspired Me after watching the Inspired You video! Fun Stuff and great pics!!! YAY YOU!

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