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GRADUATION - 05/31/09 10:12 AM
Graduation - It is that time of year when the seniors at our local high school get to don the cap and gown and walk the aisle to adulthood. This yer we have a daughter who is graduating. We spent yesterday with family and her high school friends-- had a wonderful afternoon- barbecue- live band(her brothers-setup outside in the yard-she has 6 brothers). Life changes very quickly and some changes are forever. This time reminded me of all the changes we all encounter. (3 comments)
WEATHER AND MONTANA - 05/28/09 07:37 PM
Here is the reason I am so happy today! You know I love the 4 seasons that we have here in Montana-- this photo was taken in February-Libby ,Mt - BRRRRR pretty , very white, fluffy and fun..but this photo was taken TODAY! The natural wonders of weather-- different worlds both beautiful in their own right. It may get up to 89 degrees but usually cools off about 35 degrees by night fall. So the evenings are always crisp at around 48 - 50 degrees . This is a wonderful place-- MONTANA! (8 comments)
I'M not a TwitterER-------- I confess - 05/28/09 07:10 PM
OKAY-- MY NAME IS DEBRA AND I AM NOT A TWITTER! I feel like I should be in one of those meetings and stand up and and admit it. Here's the thing-- I know that it is working for alot of you out there-- I just do not understand HOW? I need to spend more time I guess to underatnd the whole thing-- AND I need more followers and then TO feel worthy to have followers AND FIGURE OUT CLEVER tweets --- REALLY REALLY OFTEN! (4 comments)
DOCTOR-DOCTOR----TOLD ME NEWS--- - 05/28/09 06:57 PM
The day has been sunny-- went to the Doctor's office and before we got to "what are you here for " we discussed------REAL ESTATE! You know we are lucky in this business that people like to talk about real estate and they often bring up the subject. Do we take advantage of the opening? --most of us Realtors do and we should--- -HEY they asked us FIRST! So give your market update- push a few good Listings ( except if you are in an attorney's office because they DO CHARGE BY THE MINUTE OF THEIR TIME- SO GET RIGHT TO THE (7 comments)
REMOTE BREWERY CLOSING DOWN - 05/27/09 08:52 PM
Lang Creek Brewery of Marion, Montana-- touted as the most remote brewery in the world is closing . I was on my way back from Kalispell, Montana along US Highway 2 today and saw a sign-- hand-written-- kinda like a yard sale sign that simply said Land Creek Brewery is closing- stop by for closing sale. Well; Always curious I turned down the dirt road, crossed a small Land Creek and a little later went into the Tap Room. It was true-- the lady said most of the beer was sold . It seemed like a sad end to a micro (4 comments)
Just a photo of a PLACE TO LIVE PEACEFULLY - 05/27/09 08:40 AM
Well maybe it means more than that! MAYBE IT MEANS A PLACE FOR A SURVIVAL from the world of tension, tv, and commercialism. 70 acres for $450,000 Here is a secluded piece of Montana! Year-round fork of the East Fisher River and a valley of wildlife. This property lies off of Highway 2 between Kalispell Mt and Libby MT. Turn onto McGinnis Meadows Road and it takes about 1/2 hour by car. The area boast deer, elk, moose, bear, cougar, lynx , bobcat, and other small animals. For a retreat from hectic life come relax in this secluded valley. (6 comments)
THE PLAY-OFFS AS THEY SHOULD BE! - 05/27/09 08:31 AM
THE PLAY-OFFS AS THEY SHOULD BE! I do mean that- this is what play-off games should look like. Each game is full of tension and momentum. with the leads not out of reach for the opposing team -the last few NBA games have been exciting to watch- fun even! Maybe " MY TEAM" did not win- but what a game!. I do however believe that the game is getting entirely too physical- which it should not be- as they guys do not wear protective pads and do not hit grass when they get knocked down. Waiting for the next (2 comments)
It was a good week-end! - 05/26/09 08:08 PM
Well- It was a long week-end BUT a good one at that! I hope that most of you had a nice week-end. I for one mixed family, work, and barbeque, with a little Grand boy fishing trip in just for the right mix.
As I drove through town on Memorial Day the US Flags had been put on our business around town by the VFW fellows. Good job! My hat goes off to them. For $25.00 a year-- they faithfully place flags at our business for us. They dontate THEIR TIME AND GAS MONEY- the $25 is a fund raiser! (2 comments)
Libby Montana Real Estate- take 3 - 05/22/09 04:50 PM
To find that special property , special piece of land that you have dreamed of owning and then someday retiring too --Look at Northwest Montana! To wake up to a view like this out your window is what its all about! Or knowing that the mountains are there- in fact the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness is what you are looking at-- it boast 13 or so Alpine lakes that are day hike in and out. Good fishing and great photo opportunities. Contact Montana Country Real Estate 406-293-7766 for more information on great properties. (7 comments)
Libby Montana Real Estate-- take 2 - 05/22/09 04:27 PM
Here is Northwest Montana at its best! There are many lakes with private property and many lakes that have no private property to buy BUT have access to the public. THis is just one of the many advantages of living in the Northwest part of Montana! There is a string of lakes between Kalipsell Mt and Libby Mt called the chain of lakes. They offer recreation and year round living. So come enjoy life for the summer, year round or just for the week-end. Contact Montana Country Real Estate- for properties that will make you happy! (3 comments)
KOOTENAI FALLS LIBBY MONTANA - 05/21/09 02:01 AM
The Kootenai Falls located in between Libby and Troy Montana .The falls are known for many amazing attractions .People come from all over the world . The movie river wild had been shot cumming down the torturous rapids. Many daring avid water sportsman have challenged the river and survived some died trying . One of the attractions is an old swinging bridge to cross the river over looking the falls. The strongest of swimmers have jumped off thinking they would make it back to shore. The under toe is so strong it will suck you under with out some form of life floatation gear. When (3 comments)
IT IS OVER! - 05/21/09 01:55 AM
WELL- THE VOTES ARE IN AND APPARENTLY THERE WERE ALMOST 100,000 MILLION VOTERS. Chris- was the winner! What a show - this last American Idol of the season was. The number of HUGE named performers were amazing and I was impressed! It was not the long 2 hour that should have only been one hour special that I thought it would be. Very entertaining and now an American extravaganza like the super bowl - I guess for the advertiser anyway.
I hope the best for all the contestants and no double we will see many of them or at least (4 comments)
American Idol- Which ONE? - 05/20/09 08:09 AM
Well- it is down to two and the tonight is the Grand Finale! Two very talented fellows who sung their hearts out last night. It seems to me that ADAM is by far the most talented-- but that does not mean he will win. CHRIS - has charm, simplicity. Very interested that two so very different fellows are neck and neck. Are you going to vote?
New Credit Card Rules - 05/20/09 12:44 AM
New Credit Cards Rules-Some of the banks are suggesting that these rules will actually cost those with good credit more. Have any of you heard that this will be so? Some spokesman for the banker's association say this and proponents say that this is not true. Apparently -- they will not be able to change the interest rate without a 60 day notice. And many oather changes that sound more fair. (3 comments)
PAY IT FORWARD! - 05/20/09 12:34 AM
JUST WATCHED A COMMERCIAL ABOUT A SHOE COMPANY THAT gives AWAY ONE PAIR OF SHOES FOR EVERY PAIR OF SHOES THAT IT SELLS! The company gives shoes to children who have none-- as in NONE. WOW- WHAT A PLAN- WHAT A PROMOTIONAL IDEA! I immediately thought that I want to know where to buy a pair-- I want to help - I want to support and do my part. It made me wonder-- how can we -- in our business give a similar promotion? (4 comments)
Is the market determining your summer vacation plans? - 05/19/09 07:14 AM
It is the that wonderful time of the year-- time to plan the family vacation! The summer vacation -if you will. You may have had plans and now with the economy are your plans changing? The news recently stated that more people are staying home- due to the economy. I was just wondering about the real estate market and how it is effecting our realtor's summer plans. I - for one have two family reunions this summer. I will be making both. So I will be supporting our ecomony! Have a good summer vacation! (2 comments)
What's in the tree? - 05/19/09 07:07 AM
When looking out side Saturday morning and having coffee my husband noticed SOMETHING in the top of the trees ! Bald eagles often land there but we need to get the binoculars out to see what was going on.It is the small black dot in the center of the photo- I will include a few shots.
NOW as we zoom in it becomes clearer00 It is a black bear -which was difficult to zoom in enough with the camera!
TODAY IS ARMED - 05/16/09 09:31 AM
Today is Armed Forces Day! I wonder how it used to be celebrated? I do not know about your town but are there going to be parades -- are the children going to be waving the American Flag? I wonder about our towns, our children, ourselves. Who even knows? Is it splashed on the media carnival wagon of "things so important we will flood your senses with it"? I want to honor those men and women- I want to say thank you. I like our way of live i American -- I want to keep our freedom-- they are helping us! (6 comments)
THANKS FOR THIS GREAT KOOTENAI RIVER PHOTO - 05/14/09 09:54 AM
Kootenai River as seen from the deck of the home that I am renting. This home is listed for sale for $346,000. River frontage is always a treasure--but here this property offers about 500 feet of frontage! Most river homes in the area have about 125 feet of frontage. Listed with Montana Country Real Estate- Listing agent Debra Cernick gave her permission for me to include this in my blog. Thanks to Jackie DeShazer for this blog and reblog.I wanted Locaslism to be able to view this wonserful photo. (1 comments)
Can you Imagine Montana - 05/12/09 11:08 PM
Well come see Montana for yourself! Do not just imagine Montana - Come experience our wonderful state.I will include some photos to give you an idea of what is in store for your visit! We have mountains, wild animals, fresh air, uncrowed spaces, hiking, fishing, water and snow sports, a gentler way of living. So come - IMAGINE IF YOU MUST_ BUT VISIT IF YOU CAN
BLUE RIBBON FISHING. - 05/12/09 10:56 PM
Do you know anyone who wants a Montana River Lot on a blue ribbon trout stream? Well, here in Libby Montana we 2 lots that are for FIRE SALE- Typically listed at $150,000 can be purchased for $90,000.SO FOR THIS OR OTHER MONTANA WATERFRONT PROPERTY ON THE KOOTENAI RIVER CONTACT DEBRA CERNICK MONTANA COUNTRY REAL ESTATE-Libby Mt Real Estate (2 comments)
American Idol - 05/12/09 10:49 PM
So my 2 daughters make a point to be at home in order to watch American Idol. I'm not sure anyone else watches as they work on their computer but it is a nice combination for me. Well - Amercian Idol is down to 3 contestant. The fact that 60 million Americans will actually vote on something like this - amazes me. It is like the power of the interenet only on TV. (3 comments)
MOTHER Nature in Montana - 05/12/09 02:13 AM
Mother Nature is wonderful and we have had an opportunity to photograph her beauty. Here is a seldom seen owl-- When did owls get so few and far between? I do not really know. This fellow is all owls are cracked up to be - he even entertianed with the traditional HOOT HOOT Libby Montana has great view of owls and other wildlife. For information on Libby Montana Real Estate contact Debra Cernick Montana Country Real Estate
MONTANA BEAUTY-- AHHH NATURAL - 05/12/09 02:05 AM
Here is the beauty that we have come to know as MONTANA! This is a photo that we took in the town of West Yellowstone at a Grizzly bear and wolf study area. The bear was walking freely in a compound with a large trench separating it from us. That WAS A GOOD THING. This bear was relocated to the facility after becoming a problem bear in the wild. (aka--human interaction). If you ever go through Yellowstone Naitonal Park- be sure to come out in the town of West Yellowstone and do not miss the opportuniyt to study these great animals. (3 comments)
MOTHER IN LAW-- WELL ACTUALLY---- - 05/11/09 05:14 PM
MOTHER IN LAW--WELL ACTUALLY (edit/delete) She calls herself mother- in -love---DOESN'T THAT SOUND BETTER? YES -AND IT IS TRUE! What a charcter she is- full of love and full of life! She usually has a laugh and always has a comeback. I am blessed to be able to call her MOTHER. I guess she has to have a great sense of humor --since she raised 5 boys! Thanks- Val for a job well done!
MY MOTHER'S DAY BLOG - 05/10/09 11:35 AM
Here is My Tribute to MY MOTHER! As she is holding her GREAT GRANDSON who by the way -- happens to have her wonderful blue eyes. It makes me realize how important one person has been to me and my children and now their children. MOTHERS ARE WONDERFUL AND I AM BLESSED TO HAVE MINE! (4 comments)
Funny Foto Friday- DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? - 05/08/09 07:48 AM
Here is one that brings a smile to my face! At a recent birthday part for a 3 year old- a very determined DADDY was going to blow this thing up for his sweet baby boy! Well you know what happens next? While- THIS RED FACED DAD'S efforts are honorable-- the little RED HAIR BABY has something else in mind! Do you know what happens next? DO YOU?
Buying Libby Montana Real Estate should not offer such surprises! Montana Country Real Estate (5 comments)
70 acres for $450,000 - 05/05/09 05:41 PM
Here is a secluded piece of Montana! Year-round fork of the East Fisher River and a valley of wildlife. This property lies off of Highway 2 between Kalispell Mt and Libby MT. Turn onto McGinnis Meadows Road and it takes about 1/2 hour by car. The area boast deer, elk, moose, bear, cougar, lynx , bobcat, and other small animals. For a retreat from hectic life come relax in this fine area. (5 comments)
LAKE LIVING OR LAKE FUN JUST FOR THE SUMMER -- - 05/05/09 05:21 PM
LAKE LIVING OR LAKE FUN JUST FOR THE SUMMER - You can get your lake lot now and enjoy it every summer until you get to live there year round . Or if you are lucky enough to be year round residents find your lake front home or property NOW.- In the Libby Montana area waterfront properties are varied in streams, river front, or lakes. (3 comments)
ELK ARE HERE In NORTHWEST MONTANA - 05/05/09 05:07 PM
wow Here is the KING as far as the wildlife is concerned! The bull elk are magnificent creatures. They are truly beautiful animals. Strong ,long legged and wonderfully colored these animals can be found in the higher mountain areas- steep and difficult terrain make then difficult for the hunters who try to find them in the fall. They can tip those BIG horns down and literally run through a heavily wooded and bushy area. For a hunting cabin or just a great place to live contact Debra Cernick Montana Country Real Estate. (2 comments)
Grosbeaks are not Gross - 05/05/09 10:33 AM
Well- this rainy spring day brought back the Grosbeaks to our bird feeders in NW Montana. They are so colorful and fill the deck and skies with bright yellow, black and white. AND While their beaks are large conical shaped -- they are certainly not GROSS! While just 2 visited us today- last year we were up to 14 (must have been after the babies were born) So I will just sip my cup of tea and start the day with a natural high! (4 comments)
GOLD in THEM THaR HILLS! - 05/02/09 09:30 AM
Rainbow's usually mark the pot of gold-- or at least that is how the saying goes. Well, I suppose you say that is true with this rainbow. There is an old mine up Granite Creek Canyon called the Luke N Hazel Mine. It has been closed for years and years. When I looked up the canyon and saw the end of the rainbow clearly marking the location of the mine- I thought - well maybe the saying was true! You see the Luke n Hazel mine was an old (like during the days of cowboys-old) GOLD MINE!
BABIES ARE CUTE! - 05/01/09 09:19 AM
NORTHWEST Montana can boast some record mule deer! This however is not one of them --- YET! On our way up to a wonderful deep cold water lake- we spotted this baby. My husband being a quick husband jumped out and took this little guys photo as he ran away- he just stopped and turned for this great pose! Living in the Libby Montana area offers simple pleasures so if you have an interested in Libby Montana Real Estate give me a call! (6 comments)
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