Showing posts from October, 2016

Festive Fall Mantel Inspiration

Decking the halls for fall and Thanksgiving is as much fun as decking them for Christmas.  Fall decor brings warmth and festivity to your home.  There are so many colors to choose from or you can go very subtle with white and gray pumpkins.  We've found some lovely fall mantels to inspire you to create your own.  Enjoy!
David Weekley Homes is collecting items for Northern Illinois Food Bank during their Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive. 
Let’s work together so that our neighbors in need may enjoy a hearty meal by collecting the following items: 

Whole grain cerealOatmeal Whole grain pasta Brown rice Canned fruit in juice Canned vegetables (low sodium)Instant breakfast drink mix (no sugar added) Pasta sauce (low sodium)Soup (low sodium) Spices/seasonings Dry whole beans Lentils Canned chicken (in water) Canned tuna (in water)All-natural peanut butter 

Monetary donations, not to exceed $50, can be made online here.

Drop-off Times and Locations
November 2nd - 16th    

Any David Weekley model home in Chicago 
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6 p.m.

Click here to find a model home near you!

David Weekley Homes Division Office 
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
1930 Thoreau Drive North, Suite 160
Schaumburg, IL 60173 

To learn more, contact Dianne Lombardi at 847-348-8375 or dlombardi@dwhomes…

Foodie Friday: Apple Recipes

Fall is the season when apples abound!  Plan an apple picking day with friends and family at your local orchard.  It's a great way to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.  Memories to be made!  Now, what to do with your delicious pickings?  We've found some great recipes using apples for you to try.  Enjoy!

Video Tour of The Brentwood Ranch Model from Plote Homes

Welcome to the Brentwood by Plote Homes!  This newly completed model is located in the Lakes of Boulder Ridge community in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. This ranch duplex features 1,710 feet of living space and has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, study, spacious great room, kitchen with dinette area, mud/laundry room, full (unfinished) basement and a 2-car attached garage.  Enjoy the video tour below: 

Video Tour of the Newport Model Home by KLM Builders

Welcome to the Newport Model at Running Brook Farm!  This new KLM home features an inviting front porch, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, den, formal dining room, two-story foyer, large great room, full basement and more!  Enjoy the video tour below:

Festive Fall Porches

Fall is such a beautiful time of year.  Lend some of that beauty to your front entry.  The front porch is the first impression guests get of your home.  Adorn it with seasonal decor to make it festive and inviting.  We've found some warm and welcoming front porches for you to enjoy.  Get inspired and create your own!

Vlog 25 - The Ranch Homes at the Lakes of Boulder Ridge by Plote Homes

Today we are visiting the Lakes of Boulder Ridge in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. This is a new home community by Plote Homes situated along the private Boulder Ridge Golf Course. It offers a variety of luxurious, maintenance-free ranch homes. They range from 1,700 square feet to more than 2,500 square feet and offer 2-3 bedrooms, 2-3 baths and elegant finishes throughout!  The home featured in this video is the Brentwood.
Enjoy the video below: 

Foodie Friday: Pumpkin Recipes

Fall is the best time of year!  Crisp and cool weather with the stunning autumn colors.  Nothing says fall like pumpkin!  We've found some delicious pumpkin recipes for you to add to your recipe collection.  Enjoy!

Fairways at Boulder Creek Fall Tour of Homes - One Day Only

Visit Fairways at Boulder Creek on Saturday, October 22nd for the Fall Tour of Homes
Mark your calendar for the Fairways at Boulder Creek Fall Tour of Homes for a chance to tour decorated ranch models, under-construction spec homes, and to see what the maintenance-free community has to offer. For one day only, prospective homebuyers can take a tour through the Fairways at Boulder Creek community, conveniently located in Streetsboro, adjacent to the Boulder Creek Golf Club.

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

There are so many great ways to decorate pumpkins.  You can go spooky or sophisticated. Don't limit yourself to just carving.  Painting or decoupaging pumpkins is much safer and the possibilities are endless!  We've found some awesome ideas to inspire you to create your own.  Have fun!

Foodie Friday: Halloween Drinks

Looking for a festive beverage to sip on this Halloween season?  We've got you covered!  We've found some great drinks to quench the thirst of even the meanest of monsters!  Enjoy!

Crossings at Golden Pond Fall Tour of Homes - One Day Only

Mark your calendar for the Crossings at Golden Pond Fall Tour of Homes for a chance to tour decorated ranch models, spec homes and homes under construction to see what the maintenance-free community has to offer. For one day only, prospective homebuyers can take a tour through the Crossings at Golden Pond community, conveniently located in Kent, Ohio, a city recognized for its thriving downtown and Main Street community with diverse dining and shopping venues

Home Tip Tuesday: Trick or Treating Safety Tips

Halloween is a very exciting holiday for children.   Unfortunately, costumes, candy, and holiday tricksters can add an element of danger to this night. Use the following tips as guidelines for a fun and safe Halloween experience. 

Make sure children can be seen easily by adding reflective tape to costumes or giving them a flashlight or glow-stick to carry.Evenings get chilly when the sun disappears.  Make sure they have jackets, mittens, etc.Choose face make-up rather than masks so nothing will obstruct their vision.Make sure costumes aren’t too long to avoid tripping and falling.Use flame retardant costumes.Do not use decorative contact lenses without an eye exam and a prescription from an eye doctor.  Otherwise, serious eye disorders and infections can occur.

Awesome Halloween Decor

Halloween is coming!  Time to dress up your home for the occasion. Not sure where to begin?  Whether you prefer kid-friendly or spooky, we've found some great decor ideas to inspire you to create your own haunted house.  Enjoy!

Foodie Friday: Halloween Party Snack Ideas

Halloween holds a special place in the hearts of adults as well as children.  Whether you are festive or spooky, it's fun to get into the spirit.  Dressing up food for snacks at home or a Halloween party is a must.  The possibilities are endless!  We've found some great recipes to get your creative juices flowing.  Enjoy!

Fall Parade of Homes at Maples at the Sonatas

Mark your calendar for the Maples at the Sonatas Fall Parade of Homes for a chance to tour all five ranch models and to see what the maintenance-free community has to offer. For one day only, homebuyers can take a tour through the Maples at the Sonatas community, located just minutes from the Historic Woodstock Square. 

As part of this truly unique event, homeowners in the community will open their doors to the public from noon to 5:00 PM. In addition to residents’ homes, a builder model spec and under construction homes will also be available to tour. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the signature maintenance-free lifestyle offered within this Wilcox Communities neighborhood. If you’re ready to enjoy an easy pace in a peaceful setting where living is low stress and maintenance free, then plan on attending the one-day-only Fall Parade of Homes.

Heritage Harbor Ottawa Offers the Simple Life for Vacation Home Owners

When it comes to finding a vacation home to serve as an escape from the hectic pace of their Monday through Friday routine, Chicagoans are discovering it’s easy to enjoy the simple life at Heritage Harbor Ottawa, a marina resort community just 90 minutes from the city in Starved Rock Country. 

Located along the Illinois River in Ottawa, Ill., Heritage Harbor Ottawa is a 142-acre development of single-family homes, townhomes, vacation cottages, carriage homes and condos, centered on a 32-acre harbor with a full-service marina and year-round restaurant. With its boating amenities, waterfront living and nearby recreational attractions, such as Starved Rock State Park and the I&M Canal Trail, the community offers an ideal resort lifestyle for those seeking a vacation, retirement or full-time residence.

Tips on Hosting a Halloween Party

Halloween is probably the most fun party to plan.  The possibilities are endless!   Planning ahead is key for the success of any party.  Iron out the details well in advance and you will be able to host and enjoy your party too.  Here are some things to consider when planning your party:  

Guest List
Create your guest list.  This will help set the tone of your party.  Who will be attending, young children, teens, adults or a mixture of everyone? When families are involved, it’s a smart idea to keep things more festive than scary for your younger guests. If the d├ęcor and activities are too frightening for the little ones, that’s not fun for anyone.

Outdoor Halloween Decor

Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids and adults.  Even if you don't extend the decor into your home, it's exciting to decorate the outside for all the trick-or-treaters to enjoy.  We've found some great ideas to inspire you to create your own outdoor Halloween decor.  Check them out!

Custom Homes at Sunset Prairie in Geneva - Home Tour Vlog 24

Sunset Prairie by Keim is located on the scenic west side of the charming town of Geneva. The community overlooks Geneva Park District's Peck Farm, with over 400 acres of open space including a lake, hiking trails, bike paths, and ball playing fields. Great shopping, fine dining, and commuter train station are all within a short distance.   Enjoy the video tour below!