The pleasure of Montana neighbors

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

Yesterday I had the good fortune to be able to host a small get-together at my Kalispell home. I wanted to be able to get to know some of my neighbors a little better, and of course to be able to cook for company. Two things that I love to do! We've been in our home for a month and we finally got our dining room table a week ago, so it was time to entertain. 

 

I did not take a photo of the food and drink layout but wish I had. What I found yesterday is that the kitchen is perfect for hosting parties. I used an end counter top for the "entertainment nook." That's where the wine, bourbon, bottle openers and glasses went. On the center island went the plates and food: hummus, butternut squash "salad", pulled pork sandwich fixings, pita, chips and salsa. Except for the pita, chips and salsa, the rest was made by me. And the counter setup still left me plenty of counter space for food preparation and visiting. I truly had such fun doing the entertaining and can't wait till our next gathering!

 

As for my wonderful neighbors, we had lively and interesting conversations that covered a whole host of topics. From real estate to food, the neighborhood, Montana, travel, decorating, pets, wild animals and more. We enjoyed hours of fun discussion and laughs. And my neighbors were all so thoughtful, bringing amazing and unexpected housewarming gifts. From two plants (not shown) to hand carved trees, a unique bear candy dish (with candy!) and a colorful bouquet of flowers. I can't wait to see my new friends again, and I look forward to my next entertainment event. Oh, and truly, #IloveMontana.

 

the pleasure of Montana neighbors

 

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Broker, CBR®

 

Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp

P.O. Box 10458

Kalispell, MT 59904

 

eXp Realty - New York

 

email: kat@thehousekat.com

www.thehousekat.com

 

406-270-3667 (MT) and 914-419-0270 (NY)

 

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Libby Cousins
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Congrats on your new home. It seems that your neighbors are very thoughtful. I love the handmade trees! It looks like the candy dish came with some huckleberry chocolates - yum!

Jan 27, 2020 10:28 AM #8
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Kat Palmiotti, what a great way to meet your neighbors. The kitchen is the heart of a home that brings friends and families together.  

Jan 27, 2020 10:39 AM #9
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Sharon Lee
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Sounds like you are settling in nicely in your new home and making new friends.  It is nice to have friendly neighbors.  

Jan 27, 2020 12:05 PM #10
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Grant Schneider
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Good evening Kat Palmiotti - I am so glad that you are loving your home and neighbors.  That is a nice view outside your window.

Jan 27, 2020 08:10 PM #11
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Lottie Kendall - I've been having fun experiencing my new home town!

Will Hamm - I've already been to their homes! And I hope none of them move. :-)

Thank you Sheila Anderson - We've been having a great time here!

Jan 28, 2020 05:22 AM #12
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel (A)! We had a lot of fun.

Libby Cousins - Yes, you're right! Those were huckleberry chocolates. You must have had them before. :-)

Good morning, Beth Atalay - A kitchen really is one of the most important parts of the house.

 

Jan 28, 2020 05:24 AM #13
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Kat Palmiotti - Anything you write about Montana exudes happiness! I love those photographs too! What a view!!! It must have been a very special evening for you. Those neighbors are lucky to have you as neighbors and I have a feeling this is not the end to many friendships yet to come. 

Jan 28, 2020 06:04 AM #14
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Brian England
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Knowing our neighbors and being friendly definitely makes where we live more enjoyable.  It sounds like you have great neighbors!

Jan 28, 2020 06:14 AM #15
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Just stay away from the dreaded cabin fever...

Happy Tuesday Kat Palmiotti 

Jan 28, 2020 07:05 AM #16
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Kat - it seems that your get together was a big success.  Anytime laughter is a part of the day is a good one as far as I am concerned. 

Jan 28, 2020 07:12 AM #17
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I had a great time! Thank you!

Brian England - I do! They are wonderful.

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - We haven't been stuck "in" yet. So no worries at this time!

 

Jan 28, 2020 08:11 AM #18
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Michael Jacobs - Laughter truly is the best medicine!

Jan 28, 2020 08:11 AM #19
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Kat,

I remember my first parties in the different homes I have owned and you always are anxious about how to do the set-up. It sounds like everything was perfect and I am so glad everything worked out. 

Jan 28, 2020 10:48 AM #20
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Everything did work out perfectly.

 

 

Jan 28, 2020 12:48 PM #21
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Kat, those are absolutely gorgeous views!   

Jan 28, 2020 03:22 PM #22
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Brian L. Sirota, Esq. - the views truly are amazing. Almost everytime I walk by a window, I have to stop and look. Have a great day!

Jan 29, 2020 04:54 AM #23
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Joan Cox
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Kat, sure sounds like a great spread for your new neighbors, and lovely to get to know them all better.  Those views are sure beautiful!  

Jan 31, 2020 06:54 AM #24
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Sharon Tara
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Wonderful....all around. The house, the location, the neighbors!  Win Win Win!

I love that the carved trees and bear candy dish fit so well with the view!

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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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How fun to connect with your new neighbors and share stories and things.  And look at your views!

Feb 10, 2020 02:44 PM #26
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Joan Cox - the views are great, and they change all the time!

Sharon Tara - Thank you! The carved trees are perfect, and the candy dish is quite useful! :-)

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - Thank you! The views are so much better once my husband went out with his chain saw and got rid of view-stopping trees!

Feb 10, 2020 06:35 PM #27
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