Houses decorated for The 4th of July & Decor Ideas

Houses decorated for The 4th of July & Decor Ideas

Some houses decorated for the 4th of July and other decorating ideas.  The house collage below is from a 4th of July parade of houses post I did in 2012.

I love Pinterest and want to be able to share more images from pins and some of my boards.

I found the widget Alpine PhotoTile for Pinterest, but am hesitating to actually use it in a post because if I ever need to uninstall it, then any post I did would have missing images.

I’m sharing some of the red, white and blue decorating ideas I’ve pinned from Meet The Neighbors Link Party.  I like how the Pinterest board widget below shows the pins and each photo is actually pinnable when you click it.  Houses decorated for The 4th of July & Decor Ideas I didn’t want to let the holiday go by without sharing these houses decorated for the 4th.  I especially thought you’d enjoy the funky house painted like a flag!Continue Reading

It’s Meet The Neighbors Show Time

It’s Meet The Neighbors Show Time

~ Meet The Neighbors Show Time Is Live ~

Welcome back to another weekly Meet The Neighbors party. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week.

Next Friday join Meet The Neighbors 4th of July celebration and bring your red, white, and blue posts to link up.  It’s also the first of the month social media share day.  We are featuring HomeTalk accounts to link up.  If you’re not on HomeTalk bring your latest posts to share.  Mark your calendars!

I have a family reunion on Sunday July 6th and for The 4th of July we are keeping a low profile, so I’ll be here to share your posts like usual, in-between barbecuing.

Meet The Neighbors Link PartyThis party is co-hosted with Angie of MakinMyAptaHome.  Let’s get the Meet The Neighbors show started! Continue Reading

CasaBubble Bubble Houses Of The Future

CasaBubble Bubble Houses Of The Future

I never thought I’d see a house shaped like a bubble or see people living inside a bubble.  Welcome to the Bubble Houses of the future by CasaBubble.

Sleep, go to sleep, in a dreamy bubble.

Experience nature like being in the comfort of your own home in a CasaBubble house.  Their tagline, Nature is Your Living Room, about sums it up.

I’ve been on camping trips with a tent and slept under the stars as a child.  CasaBubble takes it to a whole new level with their unusual houses of the future.

CasaBubble described them as spherical concept houses.  Most models are either completely transparent with a 360 degree panoramic view or partially opaque offering some privacy.

CristalBubble – totally transparent.

BubbleRoom – is for living in and partly opaque.

BubbleDrop – Almost entirely opaque sphere.  Suggested uses are meditation, a quiet office or business meetings.

BubbleLodge – Deluxe version of the BubbleRoom

GrandLodge – Luxury version with an extra CristalBubble.

CasaBubble Bubble Houses Of The Future CristalBubble is the only model that is totally transparent.  Nature lovers could just sit and take it all in.  And kids, boy, I could just see them stretching their imagination here all day totally free from pollen, allergens and mosquitoes.

SPACristalBubble model can be ordered as a spa version (detachable floor and zipper all around the bubble base) to fit large items inside of it like a jacuzzi or large sofa.

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Adorable Cottage With Front Porch to Sit and Rock On

Adorable Cottage With Front Porch to Sit and Rock On

I found an adorable cottage style house in Tyler, Texas. The cottage is trimmed beautifully with mill work, crown molding, decorative lighting, jetted tub, walk-in closets, and the ever popular white kitchen cabinets.  A family room with wet bar, fireplace and hardwood floors.

A lot of homes have these details, but not crafted as gorgeous as this cottage for just $187,500.

This adorable cottage strikes the perfect balance of elegance and country living with a front porch to swing or rock on.  Plus it’s in perfect move-in ready condition.

In a recent TV appearance, Michael Corbett, real estate author of the book Find it, Flip it, Fix it recommended three homes in different states for mellennials looking to buy a house priced under $200,000.

This is the one that caught my attention out of the three homes he recommended. Texas is where it’s at for jobs.  If homes are anything like this gem in Tyler, affordable homes of high quality is where it’s at in Texas too.

Adorable Cottage With Front Porch to Sit and Rock On

White picket fence and front porch railing adds to the curb appeal.Continue Reading

Welcome To Meet The Neighbors and Home Depot Winner

Welcome To Meet The Neighbors and Home Depot Winner

~ Welcome to Meet The Neighbors Linky Party ~

Welcome to Meet The Neighbors, come on in.  We want to thank everyone who continues to join us every Friday and if you’re new here, consider this your gathering place like at your favorite neighbors house.

As a way to say thanks to regular party goes and new readers, we had a $25.00 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway last week.

I am so excited to announce that Nicole Millheim is a lucky winner of one of the gift cards.  She can’t believe she won and said “YAHOOOOOOO!”  Just making someone so happy made my day Nicole.  

The winner for ARod’s Makin My Apt a Home Home Depot gift card is Echo who blogs at The Mad Mommy.  She is hysterical to read.  Congratulations Echo! You know I luv ya.  

Welcome To Meet The NeighborsFor the next time we do a giveaway, what would YOU like to win?  Another home improvement gift card or from a store like Target for example?  Leave a comment and let us know.

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Money Pit Movie House For Sale

Money Pit Movie House For Sale

The famous iconic Money Pit movie house is on the market.  The real Money Pit movie house is more gorgeous inside than I could have imagined.

It’s exciting news that this mansion called Northway House is for sale.  New readers may not know I have a post about The Money Pit movie house, the film, and this real Money Pit movie house.  It’s a fun post with historical details about the house if you have time to check it out.

The house is in Lattingtown, NY in the Long Island Sound area.  It’s a Federal style home I thought was built in 1906, but the listing dates it further back to 1898.

In the movie Walter and Anne were scammed by a real estate agent to buy it as a million dollar distress sale.  No distress here, the real Money Pit movie house has been extensively renovated!  Shawn Elliot Luxury Homes has the listing.  Some of the impressive details include an imported 500-year-old French fireplace!

Money Pit Movie House For Sale

It’s on 5.5 acres and the gated entrance leads down a quarter-mile-long rhododendron-lined drive.  The Money Pit comedy came out in 1986 by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks and Shelly Long.Continue Reading

Creole Shotgun cottage in Louisiana

Creole Shotgun cottage in Louisiana

Creole Shotgun cottage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana sits in the Beauregard Town Historic District.  The description states the first record of the house is from an insurance map dated 1892 and that this Creole shotgun cottage has Greek Revival elements.  I call it a charming little piece of historical house heaven.

Loaded with originals galore like heart-pine floors, 1800′s hand-turned interior cypress columns, wainscoting, cypress sills, and 19th century bath tub to list a few.  Someone has loved it back to life as the shotgun cottage underwent restoration in 1998.

Shotgun houses are mainly in the south, but I read this style stretches up into the Chicagoland.  Fun facts about shotgun houses is John Mellencamp’s song Pink Houses was inspired by a little pink shotgun house he saw in Indiana.  Bruce Springsteen sang about them in We Take Care of Our Own from the shotgun shack to the Super Dome.

Let’s look at this little blue shotgun shack.

Creole Shotgun cottage in Louisiana It’s kind of funny that shotgun cottages are rumored to be so named because you could aim a shotgun at the entrance and shoot straight through to the rear exit, doors open of course.  Shotguns have no hallways, but have three to five rooms stacked one behind the other.

Kitchen 643 Saint Joseph Baton Rouge LALooking shotgun back to front is the kitchen with gleaming wood cabinets and a closeup look at a cypress column on the left.

The countertops are stainless steel and looks like the open shelving was created simply by taking off the cabinet doors.  I love the back door and heart pine flooring that runs straight to the front door and throughout the cottage. Continue Reading

Home Depot Giveaway at Meet The Neighbors Party

Home Depot Giveaway at Meet The Neighbors Party

~ Home Depot Giveaway at Meet The Neighbors Party ~

As a thank you to those who come to Meet The Neighbors and appreciation for my regular readers, I am partnering with ARod and offering this Home Depot Giveaway that is a $25 gift card.

It’s an easy entry especially if you already follow us.  Plus, you have two chances to enter to win.

Enter to win here and on Arod’s Home Depot Meet The Neighbors post on Makin My Apt a Home.  We will announce our individual winners next Friday on the party post and through social media.

Home Depot Giveaway at Meet The Neighbors Party

This means we have two things going on today, the party link up that runs through Monday like always and the Home Depot Giveaway $25 Gift Card chance to win that ends on June 19th at noon.  Continue Reading