• mantlemagic Winter is Coming - For those in the market for a new home, the onset of winter may make the search take on a new urgency. "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for a home." — Edith… Read More
  • WelcomeHome What does it mean to be Welcome? - One of my favorite aspects of my career as a real estate agent, is to be able to say Welcome Home. The word Welcome is so powerful. According the Mark Twain quote “A kindly courtesy does at least save one’s feelings, even if it is not professing to stand for a welcome.” So a welcome… Read More
  • luxuryKitchen Kitchen Capers - The kitchen is one of the rooms that can teach us so much history. In Downton Abbey, it was huge and well equipped, but downstairs. In the Thompson House in Carbondale, the kitchen is on the back side and quite small, as they were in early American farmhouses. Proximity to outdoors is important-- bringing supplies… Read More
  • mudroom The Mudroom could be the most important room in your home! - Here we are Roaring Fork Valley and Western Slope. In our own little fall mud season.  After the snow melts, before the next snow. Just whisper the word mudroom and something in my brain lights up. Which is weird because mud itself has such a bad reputation. To muddy the issue is to confuse several… Read More
  • Photo Sep 29, 1 50 28 PM Interior Monologue - Another sitting by the fireplace picture invites us to think of interiors, our own and our home's.  Three quotes reflecting on your interior  What you seek is seeking you You're not in the mountains, the mountains are in you.  y de Cuba de José Martí  Vengo de todas partes,  y hacia todas partes voy Artes… Read More
  • NiceFallScene Attitude of Gratitude - Gratitude is a great emotion because I feel as though its the compass of all the rest, or could reset such a compass. With Thanksgiving around the corner its coming up a lot. Gratitude came up on a podcast where a guy challenged himself to write a lot of thank you cards. One of the… Read More
  • PeachValleyAgProperty PRICE ADJUSTMENT 6072 County Rd 214 - Location, Location, Location How about the center of Peach Valley, New Castle Colorado. 9 flat arable acres and three greenhouses await.  One of the greenhouses has a storage loft and indoor area.  A shop with gravel floor makes a great garage. The home itself is two story with a 2 car carport.  Upstairs you'll find… Read More
  • Pamplona Se habla español - Some friends have noticed that when I can't find the right words in English, I may be able to locate a phrase in Spanish that better captures the sentiment. This ability of the spoken word to add nuance, tone, and general music to the meaning of a discourse I find endlessly fascinating and mind expanding. … Read More