Free DIY Books Giveaway – Inspired You by Miss Mustard Seed

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and long holiday weekend.  Before we get full-force into Christmas decorating and shopping, I’d love to get the new Miss Mustard Seed book, Inspired You, into the hands of three lucky readers.

decorating book Inspired You, by Marian Parsons (Miss Mustard Seed)


DIY maven, Marian Parsons, is editor of the popular DIY blog, Miss Mustard Seed.  She recently published her first book, Inspired You.   Marian is all about making a beautiful home on a tight budget with a bit of creativity and elbow grease – something I can definitely relate to!

Miss Mustard Seed


This book tells her personal story of homemaking, blogging, and launching a successful business through the lens of faith and family.  She also shares lots of DIY projects and inspirational ideas that you can use in your own home.

 Miss Mustard Seed


Marian’s publisher, Thomas Nelson, recently sent me three of her new books to share with you. The talented editor of this beautiful book just happens to be my BFF of the last 35 years!  

Miss Mustard Seed 


To be eligible to win:

1) Subscribe via email to my blog (if you don’t already).

2) Let me know in the comments below that you’d like to win one of the books.

3) Go to Miss Mustard Seed’s Facebook page and let her know you are hoping to win one of her books from The Decorologist.  

4) To be entered another three times, share this post on your Facebook page and let me know you did!



What a great gift for yourself or a friend this Christmas!  Good luck!

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175 thoughts on “Free DIY Books Giveaway – Inspired You by Miss Mustard Seed

  1. Jennifer says:

    I would love to win a copy Kristie….I have signed up to receive your blog, shared via fb and visited Miss Mustard Seed’s page as well.

    Great giveaway!!


  2. Marie Fox says:

    Kristie — I would love to read this book. I just had fellow home stager complete a project with Miss Mustard Seed’s paint and it turned out fabulous. I would enjoy learning how to do this as well.

  3. Karen says:

    Wish I had you and Marion as BFF’s. Will have to settle for her book! Subscribed to your blog-it is currently my favorite decorating blog.

  4. Joanne Prater says:

    I’d love to have one of these beautiful books! BTW, Michelle is our niece (her dad and my husband are brothers) . . . I know it has to be a great book!

  5. Grace says:

    I am a follower of your blog – have been (which is how I know about the giveaway) and I would be thrilled to win a copy of Miss Mustard Seed’s book. I had the pleasure of meeting her once at Lucketts and she was amazing.

  6. Kathy says:

    Love this idea. Please enter me for a chance to win one of these books and thanks so much for introducing me to Miss Mustard Seed! I just visited her site and shared on my FB page. Crossing my fingers now…well, right after typing! 😉

  7. jodi seaton says:

    I was just thinking about painting some old chairs while awake last night, and this book will be perfect for some of my projects. Put me on the “want one” list, please. Three books just isn’t going to be enough! Thanks, Kristie and Miss Mustard Seed!

  8. Linda Shapiro says:

    I look forward to reading all the information from The Decorologist and would absolutely without a doubt love to have this new book Inspired By You!
    You are Shared on my Facebook along with a Like!
    Thanks, Linda

  9. Diane says:

    Hi Kristie,
    I have acquired many decorating tips from following both of your blogs. I would like to get this new book for more inspiration. Thanks to you and Marian for sharing your talents, as well as your faith.

  10. Angela Perry says:

    Hello Kristie! I would be honored and happy to be one of the 3 winners of Miss Mustard Seed’s book! I’m headed to her site next! Thank you for all that you work for in your field, and thank you for the fresh approach you give to all your projects! Where were we without you.
    Angela Perry, Greensboro, NC November 26, 2012

  11. Barbara Morano says:

    The book is wonderful as well as following this amazing woman. Love, family, friends and a strong support system is an inspiration for what can be accomplished …as well as hard work!
    I am in…

  12. Angela Perry says:

    Hi Kristie,

    Love The Mustard Seed Blog; went over, checked it out, left a note, and hope 3 people will enjoy this beautiful book. I say beautiful, because just looking at the outside cover, I know that every page will be a new adventure – you know the “rush” you feel when something “pops” for us – as an idea – or project! Well, that’s how I am anyway. Best wishes for your holiday surrounded by those you love and who love you. Angela Perry, Greensboro, NC 11/26/12

  13. Kelly says:

    I would love to win this book! She really is amazing how she grew her business and I would love to read more about it. Thanks for the chance to win! I will also share on my fb page!

  14. Marilee says:

    Wow! Look at all these responses! What a celeb you are! How could a librarian like me not enjoy such a luscious book? I am amazed at what you two women are empowered to do using the tool of the Internet. And humbled that your faith is your foundation. I am following all of your directions, Kristie, so I might have a chance to win this prize!

  15. Lisa Grubb says:

    I would be grateful to receive one of Miss Mustard Seed’s books, Inspired You. I have been one of your members for over a year and have already received great inspiration from your posts. I visited Miss Mustard Seed’s website again and posted to it and share this post on my FB page. Hope to win – Thanks for all you do in the name of Home Decor!!!

  16. Carole Foreman says:

    I am 72 1/2 and I still love to paint and renew my house. I would love her book. I follow her blog each and every day. Thank you!

  17. Kathie Leier says:

    Love the inspiration, creativity and zest both of you have! Hope to get it by “energy transfer” ! Please enter my into your draw. Thank you :O)

  18. Paula Van Hoogen says:

    Ok, it’s learning curve time!—I will have to learn how to send this post to my husband’s facebook page.
    I don’t have one. He won’t mind–he likes your blog too.
    So here goes–I would love to win these books (or book)!!!!
    If I don’t win–at least now I know the name of the book and where to get it!!
    Thanks Kristie!

  19. Kari says:

    You creative blogging ladies keep me so inspired with my own business! I would love to win this lovely book for coffee table inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. Lisa Brinkman says:

    Hi Kristie!
    Just started subscribing to your blog last month and I love it! You’ve already inspired me to ‘reinvent’ my 16year old daughter’s room by painting all her furniture; I’ve made a gallery wall in our living room and I refinished a tired armoire! Thanks for all your ideas….and I would love to win one of Miss Mustard Seed’s books! thanks,
    Lisa from Philadelphia

  21. Gabi says:

    I would love to have this book–I’ve been a fan of your website since discovering it a year ago! Love decorating and RE-decorating. I’m an addict and I’m not afraid to say it out loud!

  22. Marilee Tice says:

    I am so excited and have followed all your directions! All my Facebook buddies will be checking you both out. I am so envious. I wish I had a friend for so many years. You are very blessed.

    Fairview TN

    P.S. I sent this email earlier today to the email on your site but it bounced back. Arrrrghghghghgh! Hope it doesn’t hurt my chances. : )

  23. Candice says:

    I would love to win Miss Mustard Seed’s book but will definitely purchase one if I am not a winner. Thanks for sharing!

    Phoenix, AZ

  24. Rachel says:

    What a delightful looking book! I would certainly be pleased to win. As a dedicated Decorologist follower, I am already subscribed, but I have gone and posted on Miss Mustard Seed’s page, and liked it, too, while I was there, and posted your giveaway on my fb page. I think I have all the bases covered. Thanks for always bringing sparkle to life. I can see why you would share this book with us.

  25. Andrea says:

    Would feel really blessed to win a copy. I’m a follower and a lover of Miss Mustard Seed and now of you! I’m a growing DIY-er. The proof? Husby says, “Nowwww what are you up to?” 😉 I’ve done all the steps and shared on my fb. Thanks for the chance!

  26. Flick says:

    Hi, I’m all subscribed up, can’t wait to get stuck into reading your blog! I would love to win one of Marian’s books, it looks amazing 🙂

  27. Voncele says:

    I’m always looking for books , magazines and blogs that have beautiful home decor ideas . I’m bookmarking this blog ! I hope I win the book too 🙂

  28. Janelle says:

    I would love to have a copy of this amazing book…saw it at Barnes and noble and put it on my Christmas wish list! Thanks for offering it!

  29. Kimberley Pfeiffe says:

    Good Morning…
    I would so love and appreciate a copy of Miss Mustard Seed’s new book Inspired You…I can use all the inspiration I can get today and everyday…Lost my job on Oct 30th and am on an adventure of a lifetime to start my own business now…had plans to do so after retirement but retirement came early it seems…I love the paints and cant wait to try some on a few projects. I would love to read about her building her business, that is always the best reading about someone who had done what you aspire to do…start your own business. I have had this dream for several years now and it is time to make it my reality…time to fire up the blog again, start talking to people and put the plans in action…reading the book would Im sure be a source of true inspiration for me…Thanks and have a BLESSED day! <3 🙂

  30. Cheryl says:

    So glad I found your blog just now through Miss Mustard Seed – can’t wait to check out the rest of your blog. I’d absolutely love to win a copy of Inspired You!

  31. christine says:

    Like I said…this Northern Chic would love your book. Since Sandy arrived… I really appreciate electricity and I think reading a Miss Mustard Seed under the WONDERFUL lights would be fun. Love your site Kristie it is inspirational! What a fun contest! AnyWho…Good luck to all!

  32. Anita says:

    Hi Kristie,
    Would love this book!!!! Sitting in a comfortable chair near the fireplace with a nice warm cup of coffee enjoying this book!! What a wonderful way to settle in from a busy day of Christmas shopping:)
    I have done all required to be eligible to win:)
    Have a great day!!!

  33. PatriciaW says:

    Long time subscriber to your blog and honestly one of the handful that I ALWAYS open and read entirely. Love your work and your design camp mood board is the color scheme of my home. Halfway there anyway…. Transitioning the home we purchased 2 years ago from the tired Tuscan scheme. Love the cover of Miss Mustard Seeds book. Can’t wait to check her site out.

  34. TraceyB says:

    Hello Kristie!
    I’ve lived in my home for more than ten years here in beautiful Montana with the same décor, and now that I’ve been introduced to your site by my lovely sis-in-law it has opened my eyes to the power of paint and to not be afraid to switch it up using my items I already have to create new and functional looks. You are fabulously talented and I would be forever grateful to win your highly recommended book as it is YOU that has INSPIRED me!!! Keep me inspired =)

  35. Linda says:

    your website inspires ideas for projects in my home and i look forward to Miss Mustard Seed’s book doing the same. both of you are part of my evening routine. thank you for this opportunity!

  36. Aimie says:

    A friend just shared your site with me and I’m in love!!!! Just subscribed and liked on Facebook an I would LOVE to win the Miss Mustard Seed book! Looking forward to getting to know your blog much better!

  37. Sheila @SZInteriors says:

    What a fantastic giveaway, Kristie! I enjoy Miss Mustard Seed’s blog, and would love to win her new book! I already subscribe to your blog by email… I have popped over to Miss Mustard Seed’s FB page and left a comment, and I have shared this giveaway on my own FB page. Did I mention how awesome it would be to win this book? 🙂

  38. louise says:

    I love all your tips and tutorials, we live part time in the bush and part time in town.
    Have been in the bush for a while and dont get onto internet all that ofter, otherwise would have been first in line, begging to win your book
    Had to sit on the road for ages this morning as two young lion were blocking the entrance to our house.
    Would love to win your book, just so sad that we cant get everything here.
    In any event, win or not, I am an avid follower of your blog, its brilliant,
    Thank you for all the time and effort you put into it.
    Going to check out my lion photos now,
    xxx Louise

  39. Kim North says:

    I would say hallelujah!! If I was indeed fortunate to receive the lovely new book by Miss Mustard.
    Loving what you do and doing what you love , is always a blessing in family, friends, home and a working life. Thank you for this generous chance to win a book and thank you for the inspiration and laughter I enjoy when I read your entries . Even north of the border , just north of Toronto Canada, currently experiencing mega snow, I look forward to your articles, photography and personal touches you take the time to make.

    Merry Christmas,
    Kim North

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