I swear, each year I tell Cason "We're NOT going to miss the Parade of homes tour"... yet it never fails, we end up forgetting or running out of time. But THIS year, (especially since I was involved) we were going to see as many houses as humanly possible all on our ONE kid-free Saturday!
muah ah ah ah.
If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, then you are probably already schooled on most of the houses, since I posted updates throughout the entire day, but for those of you who missed it, and don't live anywhere close enough to come see them... here were the houses that we toured, along with images of things that we liked in each.
Lunch break :)
Tired, hungry, sweaty, overwhelmed with great ideas... but feelin' like Parade of Homes rock stars! We visited all but 3 houses in under 9 hours! whoot whoot!
The parade of homes goes through the 18th of August and you can purchase tickets here or at some of the houses' locations. If you're in the valley and only have a small amount of time dedicated to seeing the homes this year, here are our top picks:
My Faves: #5, #7, #12 and #14
Cason's Faves: #6, #8 and #22
ALL of the homes had great things to offer, even if it was just a cool piece of decor, unique decorating style or a simple molding idea; that's why we TRY to hit them ALL. It was definitely a marathon and something I DO NOT recommend small kiddos doing with you (especially on a Saturday). But that being said, all the houses are family friendly and DO allow children, if you need to bring them; just watch those little hands, there are LOTS of breakable, pretty things to touch
Also, if you DO get a chance to see the houses this year, and feel so inclined to give us (House #12) your vote for the people's choice award, we'd love to have it! It only takes about 3 seconds to enter, thanks!
In closing, here are some of our favorite features that we found:
Glass kitchen tile backsplash
Gray and white piped chair with silver standing lamp
Beautiful teenager bedroom color scheme with awesome upholstered headboard
Cozy, cottage backyard with hanging lanterns and lots of character
A playground for kids... right in their bedroom!
Double stair exit from second floor. One to the front door, one to the kitchen.
Tufted upholstered bench at kitchen table.
Hopefully some of these photos give you ideas for YOUR next home design project too!