Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

"Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon's silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play."
~ Joel Benton

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Wake County Parade of Homes

The Wake County Parade of Homes has been going on for a couple weekends now and the hubster and I decided to check out some of them.  He was a real trooper in going to look at a few ton of homes, and I loved looking at some of the staged ones, and also all the different layouts and features the different builders had to offer.  I picked up several good ideas, and took pictures of some of my favorites!  Have a look...

 My favorite house from the outside...inside is just as cute but it's three stories and we're looking for a ranch or at least a first floor master in our next house.  It is adorable though!

 Some of the homes had some fun accent walls

Love this bathroom wallpaper
The grey and yellow was a popular color choice in several of the homes...for good reason!


These doors were in several of the homes...I love the detail on it!

I will have this backsplash in my next kitchen!
 I'm loving the built-ins and the tile in the fireplace!
 Wouldn't this be a great entertainment space!

The framed mirrors and lights in this bathroom make it look like anything but builder grade!

I had a lot of fun checking out the homes, finding some ideas for my next home, and the builders and stagers did an excellent job!  What about you...if you live in the area have you had a chance to check them out yet?  There's still one more weekend left!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Wine and Design - Also Known As The Post In Which I Actually Did Well At Painting!

The hubster and I tried out one of those art classes that are popping up everywhere. The BYOB ones where they provide all you need to paint and you supply the snacks and drinks.  Instant date night, and tons of fun!  My hubster insists he has no artistic ability, and I've posted before about how my craftiness skills do not include painting, but both of our paintings turned out awesome!  We went to Wine and Design in Cary, NC, and it was by far one of the funnest dates I've been on! The night we went was Starry Skyline, and you got to choose from 5 city skylines.  I chose San Francisco (the city has stolen my heart) and the hubster did Raleigh, NC.  Check out the results!

Fun right!?  I love them, and they're currently on display in one of our guest bedrooms.  It was really cool how we were all being guided to paint the same picture, and yet all of them turned out different.

So, have you tried out any of these classes? Where's your favorite place to paint?