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Home Tour - Texas

This home tour encompasses our McKinney, Texas home, which we lived in for almost ten years.
  
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy the tour. 

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The For Sale sign is out in the front yard so I guess it's time to finish my home tour.  I can't take credit for most of the photos - they were shot by the realtor's photographer.  I did take a few of them though.


We have spent more years in this house in McKinney, Texas than any other one during our marriage.  We have moved around a lot.  The Mister and I met and married in Connecticut and then we transferred to the Sand Diego area in California.  From there we lived in Boca Raton, Florida and then spent one very cold year in the Chicago area.  We then spent the next five years in The Woodlands, Texas - right outside of Houston.  For the past eleven wonderful years, we have called this house our home.










This chair was my grandmother's.  The oil painting above is none other than moi.






The Mister is always in a bad mood when he is in this room.  This is where he pays the bills.


The Mister's Paparazzi sightings. 



The counters didn't look as stark as this before the photographer arrived.


I usually have this and a "few" other things on my island. 



Can you tell that I have a thing for roosters?  The Mister swears he hears them cock-a-doodle-doo during the night.


This is where I check-in to see if you left me any nice comments.






Gypsy's favorite spot!!



We've had many fun parties here.  It's the perfect house for entertaining. 


My house never looks this bright.  I have all the light switches on dimmers so I can look 20 years younger.


Lots of Bravo watching in this blue chair. 


We renovated our master bedroom about six months ago.



We also did our master bath at the same time.



Just in time for us to move!


The Mister's favorite room.



Blog Central.


The Mister is very proud of his pizza oven in the fireplace.  The first year we had it, we all gained 10 lbs.




We've made so many great memories in this house. I will miss it but I look forward to our new adventure in Bean town. 

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful house! I really like your roosters.

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  2. Katie-your home is spectacular!!! I love your taste...is that Pierre Deux in your great room/kitchen area? I love French Country. I am sure your beautiful home will sell in no time...lovely tour!

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  3. Oh, such a beautiful home. It would be difficult to leave. On a funny note. I have the same black sofa table with the rooster front & center! Mine is in the foyer. I want that kitchen and master bath-wow-wow-wow. Enjoy the blog very much! Thanks for the tour, it was worth the wait.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous!!! :O) :O)

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  5. Such a beautiful home but I expected nothing less. I thought for sure gym would be YOUR favorite room (lol) and how exciting to see the "boiler room" of where your blog goes down! Thanks for an insiders peek, good luck with your sale....looks ready to welcome the next family...beautiful home!

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  6. Your house is beautiful! I'll curious to see what your house in Boston looks like once you find one and get settled. When we first moved from Texas to Ohio I missed the Texas style of housing, but after living in Columbus, St. Louis and now New Jersey I have grown to love the more traditonal center hall colonial. We are currently living in 1920's Tudor and love it! Have you narrowed down what part of Boston you want to live in?

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  7. Of course your home would be exactly like you. Wonderful and full of life and beautiful things....I left a large home in California and downsized to East Texas. Well the LOOK her is COWBOY SPARKLE. I just made that up, but I did a more eclectic look. Do you have any ideas of what you will do in Connecticut?

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  8. Unbelievably gorgeous! I'm sure it will sell very quickly... Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  9. It all looks wonderful; it will be hard to leave! Looking forward to hearing about the next house. Love your blog - you always brighten up my day! Beth

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  10. Beautiful home...glad you shared it. We recently sold our view focused home in Seattle and moved to a cottage style near Nashville TN. It's a BIG CHANGE...and having moved many times, I love this retired stage of life...and new adventures. Our home is cozy, comfortable and welcoming. It's a relief to know I don't have to think about "resale". I think it is so much more comfortable after living in a "staged home" to get it sold! Our counters were cleaned off too! I'm back to having my KitchenAid out and cooking...or at least thinking about cooking! Can't wait to see what you do next...happy new adventures!

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  11. Hi Katie,

    Lovely to discover your blog, via Leslie.
    Your home is fabulous and thanks for the tour - wishing you all the best with the sale.
    happy weekend
    Carolyn

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  12. Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see pics as you "house hunt" in Boston.

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  13. so happy you shared your home with us. It is beautiful! Nice to know chickens and roosters have taken over your house too. Looking forward to seeing your new home and life in Boston. Just think, you can shop at Maison Decor's shop! Lucky!

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  14. Katie, Your home is beautiful and I know it well sell quickly:) I can imagine what's going on in your head with a move this big.. it will be nice to make a change and down size a little. Love the french country feel .. and WOW, what a gym! You must rock hard abs;) Enjoy your Sunday xxlesie

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  15. Such a lovely home. I am sure it will sell quickly! And I can't wait to see what new home will look like!!!

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  16. Your home is just beautiful. I know it will be hard to leave a place in which you have created so many wonderful memories but I'm guessing that you are looking forward to the adventure of creating a new home in Boston. Thanks for sharing your world!

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  17. Oh my gosh it is so pretty. I love how that master bathroom turned out! And I love the rooster collection. You are probably far too classy to know that Sharon Osborne has the same obsession and I thought it was so amazing when I used to watch their show. I hope the mister gets a pizza oven in your next place too for when I come visit!

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  18. WOW! What a beautiful home!!!! I want to live in your bathroom. The entire house is breathtaking. I can't wait to see your next place!

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  19. Beautiful!! That would be very hard to leave. Can't wait to see your new one...

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  20. Love the precious oil painting of you as a child. I desperately want similar paintings of each of my three littles…there is an emotional connection in a painting that you can't replicate with photography.

    Beautiful home and best of luck for a quick sale!

    Amelia

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  21. It's great to see a beautiful home where a dog is welcome!

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  22. Beautiful, beautiful home !

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  23. Just stumbled upon your blog, I think you are adorable and have spunk! Your homes are beautiful, thank you for sharing. I ma an Empty Nester too and started a new blog called Adventures of Empty Nesters. I hope you will visit and share a story or two. Bye for now.

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  24. Gorgeous! LOVE both houses, but I'm partial to Boston. Well,...Boston Summers...which include trips to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, of course. :)

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  25. I love your Boston digs, but wow, who would want to leave all that!
    pve

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  26. This is a perfect dream house for me!

    Mary Mae
    Pacific Prep

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  27. Just found your blog....what a beautiful home and it's just my style. What is it like to have such a spacious home in which to live and decorate.
    I try to make our home as comfortable as possible and friends say they love to come here. I guess that's all I can hope for in my old age...LOL Will keep following for sure..>Thanks

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  28. P>S> I too have about 20 roosters and chickens. *in my décor that is.

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  29. Love your home! What is name of the blue in your bedroom?

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  30. Love your home! What is name of the blue in your bedroom?

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  31. OMG! I know where this is! I am in McKinney!!!!

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