Wallpaper never goes out of style it just changes mediums

Real Estate Agent with EXIT Realty Associates 0225018862

When I saw the contest for Dick Greenberg regarding Wallpaper, I took a double take. It said Show Us Your Wallpaper?

I thought wallpaper. what is he talking about. Is it coming back. Where is he going with this? Then it hit me. Like it or not, wallpaper is here to stay. It just changes mediums. In fact I  do have wallpaper on three devices.

My laptop, my iPhone and my iPad.

What an interesting contest. What an angle. Gosh I love creative minds! Can you imagine how this would do on Facebook? Imagine how people might engage and connect and comment. Heck 113 Active Rain Members have already commented on Dick Goldberg's contest post.

My Facebook Status would read."I will show you mine, if you show me yours!"

Here is what my wallpaper looks like:

On my laptop- my work computer is this photo. Everyday I have the pleasure of working with my identical twin sister Patty Blackwelder. We are the Twins Selling Real Estate and even though she is the more serious of the two of us. I just love this photo. This is us at our finest. Bouncing idea's, boosting each other up, supporting one another through every challenge, road block, speed bump. We don't drink...we laugh. It's the best medicine. We don't fight we negotiate and agree to disagree or one opts to handle the challenge at hand. I am the creative, visual mind and she is the analytical, practical centered one. I list homes and do the marketing and she helps home buyers. Together we make a great team.


never a dull moment with the Twins Selling Real Estate


Now my iPhone is very personal. It is my lifeline and with that said this is the photo.This is my husband Bill and myself when do us the best. On vacation, relaxed and unplugged from the world once a year. Actually that needs to change...we need a little more balance. This was taken last January. It seems like so long ago. So much has happened since then. My husband ( My Rock) was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. The kind the Dr's said to just take a wait and see attitude. That was in June 2014. By May of 2015, that wait and see plan backfired. The cancer was more aggressive my husband and I were told he had possibly 5-6 years to live. Thankfully we are close to John Hopkins. I have never been so thankful for the Internet in my life. One late I found a video that spoke to my core. I knew it was the answer. We made an appointment, they confirmed that the cancer was advancing but knew they could get it. Surgery followed. Four months after his Radical Prostatectomy, Bill my rock is now CANCER FREE! Since that scare we made a decision to sell our older home and buy a newer home with less maintenance and to start enjoying as much time together as we can. We know we dodged a bullet!

Side note: It doesn't cost a penny more to hire the best, most experienced professional. I use that line in real estate everyday now.

Bill and Peggy James


This is the wallpaper on my iPad. My iPad is my used when I am sitting in the chair watching a little TV. It's what I bring on vacation with me. It is what I bring to Open Houses and have in my car when I need more than my iPhone. This is to remind me to stay focused during the slower months. To always remember that someone in my travels daily is dreaming of buying a home or moving to bigger or smaller home. They may be to timid to say anything now know what to ask or how to get started. This helps to  always remember that home ownership matters and that I can help someone attain their goals and make wishes come true.  You don't need Santa Claus you just need a good REALTOR®!


Homeownership Matter


Well that's a little about me. Thanks Dick for such an interesting contest. I am off to read some of the entries and to comment and learn more about each Active Rain member. Cool Contest! A+ for creativity and getting people to interact!



Comments (10)

Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Peggy, three great wallpapers, three moving stories. I'm glad Bill is doing well now. 4-1/2 years ago Gene and I took that step, downsizing and moving to a city we knew and loved. We work long hours, but when we're home, we're enjoying the simplicity of condo life, and get out and about, enjoying ourselves. I think you and Bill will enjoy your new life.

Nov 04, 2015 02:58 PM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Peggy - Those are all wonderful choices and great stories. Mary is also a twin (she's the good one :), identical but mirror image. And I'm glad Bill has recovered. Thanks for your entry.

Nov 05, 2015 01:02 AM
Peggy James

Dick Greenberg I had no idea Mary is a twin. We are mirror image as well. That tells me a little about you. Not everyman can handle and be secure enough to marry a twin!  My  husband uses that line as well!

Nov 05, 2015 09:03 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Peggy, working with a twin must be as close as you could get to being able to bi-locate in this business.

Nov 05, 2015 11:33 AM
Peggy James

 I remember befor Patty and I teamed up. I was raching 10 Million in volume and I said, I wish I could clone myself.  Every busy REALTORS dream. However Patty was working as a New Homes sales person. What started as a thought morphed into Twins Selling Real Estate.

True story: when  we both worked in new homes in the 1980's,I was working condo's in Manassas and she was selling condo's in Woodbridge same builder. People would say, didn't I just see you at the other model?

Nov 05, 2015 09:04 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Peggy, wonderful stories and this HAS opened up a window into the lives of all of us to peek in and see "what lies beneath". Those first two photos are completely priceless--for different reasons. Whoever took the first one, understands you both in some way and captured not only the essence of both of you, but total SISTERHOOD. I LOVE to laugh and my sister is capable of bringing me to tears with great laughter--I love her for that and so much more.

And that picture of you and your "Rock" is so affectionate and strong. What fun to get to know you through this contest!

Nov 05, 2015 01:05 PM
Peggy James
EXIT Realty Associates - Woodbridge, VA
Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist

Lottie Kendall  thanks for dropping in to read my post. I must say I am envious of your beautiful walks you take and your hikes. Bill and I have a few more years of  hefty work schedules  but we are on track to slow down in 5-7 years.


Nov 05, 2015 08:41 PM
Lottie Kendall

Work hard, play hard -- that's what Gene and I tend to do. Condo living allows us the time we want to hike, explore, dine, etc. when the work day is finished. Very few household chores!

Nov 06, 2015 06:19 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I love your wallpapers...both have great joy. Your picture with your sister is adorable. I am so glad your "Rock" is cancer free and well. I lost my rock and know very clearly what you  are fortunate to still have. It made me smile. 

Nov 06, 2015 04:53 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Wonderful choices and loved hearing the background stories. Happy to hear you dodged that bullet!

Nov 08, 2015 09:38 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

A+ rating on your wallpaper blog

Well done

Sam Shueh

Nov 13, 2015 12:04 PM