Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

We are not big into Halloween over here, but we still do some celebrating! We are excited for lots of trick-or-treaters to come by the house tonight. That's one of the fun benefits of living in a big neighborhood with lots of kids... you get to see some crazy costumes and hand out lots of candy each Halloween.

Last year's front porch decorations
I don't have any true Halloween decorations up, everything is more Fall/harvest themed. I just love the look of pumpkins and mums and I like that you can keep them out longer than Halloween decorations, all the way until Thanksgiving! I didn't go as crazy with the mums and pumpkins as I did last year, but I still have a few. Here's a picture I took last night. Maybe I'll collect some more before thanksgiving ;)

Darcy and Rory will of course be dressing up to greet everyone tonight. Darcy will be his usual hot dog, it's the easiest and most successful costume that we've tried with him. We got a last minute costume for Rory last night and he's going to be a pirate. We will see how long it takes him to destroy that hat.
Rory the pirate
Last year as a hot dog
Hope everyone has a great and safe Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Parade of Homes - Part 2

If you caught the post yesterday, you saw that I went to the Parade of Homes in our area this weekend. Here are some pictures from another house that I visited. This one was 5,885 sq ft with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths and sold for $1.25M. I loved the French/European design of this house. Both inside and out, it had lots of details that were really unique.
Pretty herringbone wood floors in dining room
butler's pantry
french doors leading out to the pool
outdoor kitchen by the pool
gorgeous floor
pretty tile risers on stairs
love these door handles
bathroom upstairs
dance studio
pretty gray wall color in master bedroom
master bathroom
master bathtub
pretty marble shower
master bath vanity
master closet
Love these crystal door handles in the master suite!
crystal pulls on the bathroom cabinets
huge bonus/media room
mini-bar area in bonus room
unique countertop

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Parade of Homes - Part 1

This weekend I went to some houses in the Parade of Homes in our area. I love doing this and it only happens once a year. It's a great opportunity to check out new houses in the area and usually they have great architectural features and interior design.

The first one I checked out was the most expensive of all of the homes in the parade. This home is 10,210 sq ft with 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms for $2.29M. The unique thing about this house is that it actually had 2 master bedroom options one on the first floor and one on the bottom floor.

dining room
butler's pantry
another butler's pantry
huge walk-through pantry
master bedroom windows
Master closet
master bathroom
master bathroom shower
chair in master bedroom
Dramatic formal living room/office
upstairs hallway
upstairs master bedroom
so much space would be hard to decorate
master bathroom
more closet space
Bar area in the master bedroom
Nest thermostat
basement movie theater
basement kitchen
outdoor kitchen

I'll be back tomorrow with some more pictures from other houses that I saw.
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