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Home Tip Tuesday: Staying Safe this Halloween

It’s dark outside, cars are on the street, and excited kids are darting back and forth to take candy from strangers. This doesn’t sound exactly safe, but every year millions of families participate in this fun and quirky Halloween tradition we call “trick or treating.” Of course, it usually is all in good fun, but accidents can happen. Our Halloween safety tips will help ensure the only scares your kids have this year are the kind that make them smile.

Outdoor Halloween Decor Inspiration

Halloween brings out the monster in all of us!  It's time to start decorating.  Even if you don't extend the decor into your home, it's fun to decorate the outside for the little ghosts and goblins to enjoy.  We've found some great ideas.  Check them out!

Home Tour Vlog 48 - Charming Craftsman Style Home in Winfield by Airhart

Welcome to the Harrison plan by Airhart Construction!  This model home is located in their Fisher Farm community in Winfield, Illinois.  It features 3 bedrooms with a first floor master suite, 2.5 bathrooms, an upstairs loft and a full basement.  Enjoy the video tour below: 

Foodie Friday: Halloween Recipes

It's time for Halloween!  This holiday adds some spice to everything.  It gives us a reason to dress-up not only ourselves, but our homes and our menus!  Whether you are hosting a big monster bash or just want to add some fun food to your day, we've got you covered.  Check out these Halloween-style recipes:

Custom Home Tour in Arlington Heights, IL by David Weekley Homes

Welcome to the Renward plan by David Weekley Homes.  This beauty is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. It features 3315 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, an open concept plan on the first floor and a 2-car garage.  Enjoy the video tour below:

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5 Favs - Great Room Designs from 1st Half of 2017

We toured a lot of homes the first half of the year!  In the video below we showcase our 5 favorite great rooms.  Enjoy!

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Home Tip Tuesday: Tips on Decorating Pumpkins without Carving

The tradition of carving jack-o-lanterns for Halloween began in Ireland where potatoes and turnips were carved and illuminated to mimic the folktale legend known as Stingy Jack. Early Irish immigrants brought the charming tradition to America with them, and in the U.S. they found the indigenous pumpkin was an even better canvas for their fun.