Tuesday, October 30, 2012

House Like No Other

**I could not get my pictures to align for this post. Cuss words were said and then I gave up.**

I know I said last week that I was taking Tuesdays off from blogging. I had no other choice but to share this insane, over the top house with you. A house like nothing I have ever seen in my entire life. These picture do not do it justice, but I did the best I could with what I had. And I didn't even scrape the surface. It would have taken me hours or possibly days.

So, I found out about this home, that people actually live in, on Facebook. It's called the Halloween House and it's in Round Rock, where we live. If you are in the area, you have to go by it. They are having another open house on Halloween.

Anyway, these people must have either a) lost their minds, b) are trying to get on TV or c) just the nicest/coolest/most loaded/creative people in this town. I pick C.

I walked into the door and no lie, and my eyes watered up...like I proud mom. I couldn't believe my eyes...literally.

I haven't a single clue who these people are or even know their names. But hey, they invited us over for some hot chocolate, Starbursts and Kit-Kats, so I guess we are are sorta of friends now, right?

I like to exaggerate from time to time, but not today. I swear EVERY inch of their home was filled with the most whimsical, intricate, detailed, crafted Halloween decor. Hobby Lobby, Micheal's, Garden Ridge nor JoAnn's couldn't hold a tea light candle to these people. I mean, I don't even know how in the world they thought of half this stuff, but I do know that the majority of it was handcrafted and designed.

I think this was the most quiet my children have EVER been in public. They were speechless and their eyes wide and round. I don't think they could wrap their little minds around what they were seeing. My mind could barely grasp it.

I mean, these people spent God knows how long finalizing every teeny-tiny detail and then welcoming complete strangers into their home for a public open house. Baffles me beyond belief.

I got a little dizzy and light headed just thinking about putting all this away. Can you even fathom? I bet it takes months. Glad it's not me

So folks, a new tradition started last night, visiting the Halloween House.

I leave you with one word: WOW!

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41 comments:

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Oh wow, this is insane, but looks pretty cool!!

prettyanddelectable said...

Wow, that's amazing! How kind and generous of them to create and share with everyone!

Ashley said...

Umm...yes. Wow. Do they keep it up all year round? No way do they put that up and take it down every year.

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Dang, that must have taken FOREVER! Looks awesome though, kudos to them!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Wow, this is so crazy! I wonder how long this took?

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

This house looks amazing! How great of the owners to let people walk through it! Looks like the girls had a great time!

winetastegirl.com said...

Wow...they put our few strands of little orange and purple lights to shame! If you have time, I'd love for you to stop by my How to Create a Sock Bun post today:)
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Alissa | Feeling Good said...

Wow, this house is nuts! Definitely something cool to see though!

Alissa
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Brooke said...

Serious Halloween fanatics live there!
Very, very festive! Thanks for sharing!


=)


Brooke

Lauren721 said...

Amazing!!! I would love to visit that house...but no way do they leave that up all year...I don't know if I could live in a house soo whimsical every single day!

Courtney said...

Cah-razy!! That is some serious decorating! Laughing out loud at your comment about that being the quietest the kiddos have ever been in public--ha!!!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Whoa that is awesome!!! I send this to Robert and he said 'let's do this!' Maybe getting a house was a bad idea hahaha.

Xo,
Angela

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

Amazing. I have a bowl half full of candy. That's all the Halloween decorations I have. And it's half full because I'm "dieting" which means sneaking candy in the middle of the night.

Sara said...

WHAAAT! How cool! I'd looove to see that in person!

Sara
Miss V's Busy Bees

Helene said...

that is amazing! it truly looks like a fairy tale!! that is so funny how that is the quietest you have seen your children. I would imagine I would be quiet too!! how fun!

Lindsay said...

Wow I would love to meet these people. I bet they are so much fun! Very cool and pretty amazing. Wish I could see it in person!

Emily @ Ema's Grand Ideas said...

Wow is right! What do they do for Christmas?

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Wow. I wonder if they do the same thing for Christmas? I have never seen so much stuff in my life!! I think going to see that house would be much more fun than a haunted house.

Amy


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Always Maylee said...

Oh wow that is one amazing Halloween house! My next door neighbor does a haunted front lawn with a fog machine and stuff, but it's not nearly as in depth as this!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

The Pink Growl said...

In-freaking-sane! I can't believe this madness! So you don't know these people personally? They just let people come take a tour of their house?

Tara said...

Haha oh my word! That's how I want mine to look but in Christmas form ;) Okay maybe not that bright and loud but I do love the Christmasy decor ;)

Stephanie said...

That's amazing!!!

Stesha Jordan said...

AHHHHH that looks scary!!! Hope you and the fam are having a great halloween week!

xxS

Ruthie Hart said...

omg this is amazing! I want to go next year!!!!!!!

SarahJane Miller said...

That is outrageous!! Man, do they only do it for Halloween or do they do it for christmas too? I can only imagine where they have to store all of this stuff during the year. CRAZY! BUt super duper cool and I wish I lived there so I could see it! Fun!

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SMD said...

Putting that up and taking it down must be a full time job. Very cool though.

Holly said...

WOW is a good word! Holy crap! That's awesome!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Geez I wonder what Christmas looks like! If they even have it there.

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Insane. I love it!

A J said...

Wow.

Are they like this for all holidays or just Halloween?

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

JP Lord said...

Holy moly! This is cray cray, i love it. Mostly because I love halloween and the fact that you didn't give up blogging on this Tuesday. ;-)

Lacey_Renea said...

How cool is that!!

My parent's used to have a neighbor that went all out like that for Christmas! It was the coolest thing.

I think it is so cool that people do things like this and then invite perfect strangers into their homes to share the joy!

So happy y'all had the chance to go!

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow what a great halloween house!! they aren't missing any details at all. i don't even want to think about putting that away, thank goodness that isn't my job :-)

Susan said...

Wow! This is crazy! Do they clear it out and have it dressed up for Christmas too!?

Jamie said...

That is INSANE!! I can't imagine living there! But it is awesome!

tara said...

don't even lie.. that's your house, isn't it?

Kacie said...

Wow! That house is AWESOME!

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Anonymous said...

They start decorating in July, yes they put it up and take it down every year..Christmas is well decorated but Halloween is The Duff's holiday!! I'm happy to call them my friends and have enjoyed their home on many occassions =)

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

holy cow!! that it crazy!! it looks amazing!! too bad it's like a couple days drive out of my way!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous decorations! I'm such a Disney/Nightmare Before Christmas fan. How fun that you got to go inside :)

MissRockwell said...

This is amazeballs. I can only hope that I would be bada$$ enough to do all this when I become a parent.

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