Thankful for our Home Day 5

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Phoenix Property Shoppe AZ Broker BR030809000



There isn't a day that goes by that Gary and I don't mention how grateful we are for living in our lovely home!  We entertain A LOT of friends and family and the picture above is just one glimpse of the many  parties we've hosted over the 18+ years we've lived here. It makes me smile just thinking of all the wonderful people that have come through our front door and felt right at home. Many folks mention - your home is so comfortable and it always feels so warm and welcoming! Of course that always makes us feel good to know they feel at home and can relax.


We've made a lot of changes over the years and our home is a constant work of art in progress.  I have enjoyed decorating and design since I was a little girl - thanks to my Mom!  She used to let me paint and decorate the 'kids room' and my room in whatever colors  I wanted.  She was brave I might add because I had some pretty wild ideas!  I used to be a designer (before real estate or was that another life LOL)...


Even Gary has gotten used to things changing around here quite often! At first he wasn't too keen on 'change' but now he looks forward to it.  In fact, he just mentioned that to me while we were out hiking this morning.  He's looking forward to fall getting packed away and Christmas Coming Alive.  And I am too!


Every night when we sit down in our living room to enjoy a glass of wine and talk about our day we almost always mention what a beautiful home we have and how thankful we are to enjoy it as much as we do.  It's such a wonderful feeling!  And that's why I love my real estate career as much as I do. I get to help folks create that sense of 'home' every single day!  Doesn't get any better than that!


Thankful for our Home Day 5

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Your house sounds like our house...always a place  at the table or seat at the bar and the theme parties continue....

Nov 19, 2016 09:38 PM #11
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

What a blessing to have a good man and I know you keep each other entertained. Your gratitude is sweet and precious. You're a very lucky woman!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Nov 20, 2016 04:31 AM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Anna Banana Kruchten, I love this post and feel the exact same way!  The fact that your guests mention how warm and welcoming your home is speaks volumes about the host and hostess!

Nov 20, 2016 07:56 AM #13
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Anna Banana Kruchten - Too few people entertain in their home anymore including me. Home is more of a sanctuary to rest up and get back out there. So glad that you have not changed your ways in 18 years.

Nov 20, 2016 08:20 AM #14
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

As the saying goes -- "There is no place like home" !  The dream of home ownership lives on.  Many good memories are created in our homes.

Nov 20, 2016 12:16 PM #15
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I love the picture. The food and flower composition is very welcoming.

Nov 20, 2016 03:45 PM #16
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The home like a community is what makes the four walls, floor, roof what it is. When the kids are grown, up and out it feels differently. Even if everyone is home for holidays etc.  Their bedrooms are empty and you enjoyed the primary home more when they were not as a single full time Dad of 4. I find travel happens now and many folks invest in second homes on water, throw away a snow shovel and buy a winter place too for a third location home. So "home is where the heart is" can be mobile... three places in low cost markets where you can have seasonal homes in the living rotation. Pass the swedish meatballs could you please... ?

Nov 20, 2016 07:32 PM #17
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

we are truly lucky when we love our homes! I am so thankful that I am in the business that I am of helping people reach that same sense of security and joy! 

Nov 20, 2016 07:57 PM #18
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It is as simple as you say....the trick is to keep saying it

Nov 20, 2016 10:57 PM #19
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Home is truly where the heart is.  Thanks for sharing Anna Banana.  

Nov 20, 2016 11:53 PM #20
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Anna, I complain about my home a lot - this needs work and that needs updating, this room is too small and the neighbors too close. But! I'm always happy opening my front door after a vacation or a particularly difficult day being out and about. I've spent the last 3 years redecorating and making it reflect my personality. It's comforting being home. 

Nov 21, 2016 12:45 AM #21
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Anna Banana Kruchten  There is "no place like home " . Your picture of you home is beautiful  you have so much to be thankful for .

Nov 21, 2016 07:02 AM #22
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

What an appetizing feast that looks, and how nice when people compliment you on how warm your home feels. That energy comes from you, so bask in those compliments. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 21, 2016 07:15 AM #23
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

Well phooey! Everyone is mentioning your picture, and on my computer only the top half inch loaded. 

I have no doubt that YOU are what makes your home so wonderful...

Nov 21, 2016 01:36 PM #24
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Anna Banana Kruchten - now that is a very beautiful thought. And that's so true, too. Aren't we blessed with our home?

Nov 21, 2016 02:24 PM #25
Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

Blessed .... Indeed we are.. Don't enertain much but I have the same thoughts as you speak of. Blessed Indeed, thank you Jesus..

Nov 21, 2016 11:35 PM #26
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is wonderful having a home you love and a place where you feel safe and loved. Thank you for sharing one of your blessings.

Nov 22, 2016 08:51 PM #27
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village

Having friends and family over to share a of my favorite things to do as well! You set a lovely table.

Nov 25, 2016 08:58 AM #28
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Anna. I am sure that your home is warm and welcoming because you are.

Nov 28, 2016 01:55 AM #29
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Excellent post Anna!  Obviously I'm late to your party :)  You have a wonderful home in a great area and you guys are awesome hosts. Kudos to you!


Dec 01, 2016 06:19 PM #30
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