So the Hubby and I had a little date on Saturday to the Salt Lake Parade of Homes. I count myself a very lucky lady to be married to a man that really enjoys these sorts of things. He and I had a really good time going through a few of the houses (we didn't have time to go to all of them) and checking out the decor, the finishes, the layouts etc. Good times, people, good times.
Today I just wanted to share with you a few of the photos I snapped...they are from my phone, though, so you'll have to forgive the quality...
And speaking of DIYs...check out this clever IKEA Maskros pendant light hack...they turned it into a floor lamp. I thought this was brilliant!
I'm sure many of you heard about the DIY blogger house in the Parade of Homes this year. I had the chance to see that amazing home at a VIP blogger event before the Parade opened, but I didn't take any photos. If you want to read all about it, and see some photos, you can check out some great posts here and here.
Finally, since I am trying to make each and every post here on the blog purposeful in some way, here is what I have to add about the Parade of Homes... I used to go through these houses and get the green-eyed jealousy monster going inside my head. I used to look at them as places that I longed for (I mean, that bathroom above is one of 9 in a 20,000 square foot house). But now, I choose to look at them purely for the inspiration they can provide.
Sure, I'm not in a place right now where I can totally remodel my kitchen to create a dreamy all-whit,e subway-tiled paradise. But that's okay. I can look at aspects of that beautiful kitchen and figure out ways to incorporate them into my house. I can find a way to create a great "clock wall" somewhere. I can certainly figure out a way to DIY that IKEA light if I so choose.
My point is...no matter how grand (or modest) the space, there is usually some sort of takeaway from each place that you visit. Be it something you add to your "to-do" list or something to add to your "never do this" list...Lol!
Now when I walk through the homes at a Parade of Homes, or through a new model home, or look through a magazine, I choose to do so purely for inspiration purposes. That green-eyed jealousy monster has no place making me feel that I am less...so I won't let it.
Okay, off my soap box. Hope you all have a great day!