Parade of Homes


I am a Parade of Homes junkie.  Is that kind of like being a member of AAA and admitting you’re addicted?  Cause I am.  Addicted that is….  To the Parade of Homes….. ALL of them.  Just ask my hubby.

It’s been 2 years since we went down the the St. George Parade of homes.  It was almost three this year….. but luckily my husband gave me the OK and I cleared a few things from our calendar and we were able to go…. which I’m grateful for.  I was starting to have withdrawals!

This is one of the homes we liked

The St. George Parade of Homes is the beginning of a long line of Parades that we attend each year.  I truly am addicted.  Why?  I’m not really sure.  Part of it, I’m sure, is the chance to dream big about what I would love to have in a home.  Part of it’s for decorating ideas.  Part of it is because I love to analyze floor plans and think about what parts of it would work in a home for me and what parts aren’t practical or sometimes just plain stupid!   After all these years of attending the Parade of Homes across the state…. I pretty much know what I want in my dream home.

There were a couple of homes in particular in the St. George Parade that we were very interested in.  So much so that we took a second look at each of them.  I love analyzing what changes we would make to ‘tweak’ the plan to make it work better for us.  I think being raised by a brick mason father and learning a little how blue prints work gives me a little edge over some people when it comes to reading a floor plan.  I get how they work and can see places that could possibly have changes made.  Sometimes the homes in St. George don’t put in basements… so we were looking at the floor plans of the two homes we liked trying to figure out where a stair case could go if we were to build our own and make that change.  Of course…. we figured out a way to do it!

I love the Parade of Homes because it give me the chance to dream…. plan….. and ideas to redecorate or decorate the dream home in my head!  What can I say?  It’s just something I do!  And, someday I WILL own a home in St. George…. just in case you were wondering!

I am Grateful!  How are you?

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