Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Evening Ritual



We have a little family tradition in our house. After the kids have changed into their PJs, brushed their teeth and we’ve read a book to them, we all plop down on mommy and daddy’s bed to watch HGTV’s “House Hunters.” It’s a guilty pleasure that we indulge in, and while some people may balk at the fact I allow my children to watch a little TV before they go to bed, well, I say, get over it.

If you’re not familiar with the program, it features buyers who tell of their current living situation and what they hope to find in a new home. Then you meet the realtor, who takes them on a tour of three houses. You see everything about each house, including the price. Then, the end of the show reveals which house they chose and visits the owners a few months later to see how they’ve put their own touch on the dwelling. It’s fun to see the houses and try to predict which one they’ll buy. Our daughter really gets into it, “Ooo, Mommy, look at that kitchen. It’s so pretty!” “Eeew, that rug has to go!” Yep, she’s her mother’s daughter.

We saw an episode the other night featuring a couple from Savannah, Ga., hoping to purchase their first home. They own a business in the downtown district called “Nourish,” which peddles hand-made soaps, lotions, etc., all natural (I’m blogging a lot about soap lately, huh?). They were a cute couple and the show ended with a photo of them with their new baby. I’m tempted to order some of the shea butter they make at their store. I’m a big proponent of “mom & pop” shops, so be sure to visit Nourish online, or in person if you're in Savannah, and check out their wares.
Images courtesy of HGTV and Nourish Savannah

11 comments:

Molly Lou Gifts said...

I ADORE House Hunters and my husband says I have an addiction and need to move on. I could write a book about my thoughts on that show. I would love to watch with you and your daughter.

I missed that Nourish one, but saw one last night on a Savannah family too. I will have to check out their site. Thanks for sharing.

What did the plumber say?

Tickled Pink Talk said...

I LOVE House Hunters, and I have to say my boys do too! I haven't watched in a while though. Hmmmm. Must remember to watch tonight!

Yes, what did the plumber say???

JMW said...

The plumber/HVAC guy is coming Friday, in addition to the granite guy who is measuring out countertop space. So, I should know more then. Thanks for asking!

Samma said...

I love that episode! Hubs makes fun of me because I don't like ones where they have too low of a budget for my entertainment and they want cookie cutter houses in the suburbs. I am a HOuse Hunters snob I suppose. :)

pve design said...

I am all for rituals. As the weather begins to change, I will walk my dog in the evening, it gives me time to think and a bit of fresh air.
pve

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I have never seen this...guess i better look for it.....i watch QVC ( don't tell anybody)....

i love traditions..we have several....and they all seem to revolve around food..uh oh.

it is raining sideways here...yikes !

more later
kary
xx

Tickled Pink Talk said...

I think we may have had the birthday conversation. My dh's is the 8th! How funny. :)

LindsB said...

I love House Hunters!! The international shows are my favorite, I love seeing where people buy homes all over the world.

bevysblog said...

Love bedtime rituals! Each boy has their own ritual with me. So special!

sara said...

I have to admit that, like Samma, I'm a House Hunters snob! I only watch it if they are in a city I like or I'm interested in their story...and yes, the bigger home searches appeal to me more. My husband calls me the HH snob when I will watch the opening reel and declare whether I want to watch it or not based on what I see!

A Refocused Life said...

HH is a fun show to watch. Thanks for the tip on the store...I love anything with shea butter.

And, I think it's great that you have family time TV together just before bedtime