Truth or Dare?? August Challenge to Reset!

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

I have taken a break or two from ActiveRain... and when I return, I always check in on the challenges!  I found this one today- just in time!  Thank you Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  and Ray Henson !



     1.  We all go on vacation to get away from it all and have a great time, but I want to know, what vacation day was your worst?

My worst vacation day was when we were visiting friends in New Orleans and my husband fell and broke some ribs.  We were unable to fly home, so I had to drive us all the way home to California in a rental car with no cd player.  It really was a miserable trip! Ha!


    2.  What would be your bucket list vacation or, if you have already taken it, tell us about it?  Pictures encouraged.

kathy schowe golfer

Italy had been on my bucket list and we were able to enjoy a spectacular trip back in 2017.  Next up is a golf trip to Pebble Beach.  I have played many places and courses- but never Pebble Beach! 



3.  If your ActiveRain friends were to visit you, would you prepare dinner for them or would you take them to the best pizza joint in town?  What would you make or where would you go?

Many of you know I love to cook and entertain!  I would definitely make them dinner at Casa Schowe- and one of my specialties is Egg Raviolo!

kathy schowe egg raviolo plated     
kathy schowe egg raviolo




4.  We all know that Canadian bacon and pineapple are the best toppings for any pizza.  If you can’t have those toppings on your pizza, what would you choose? kathy schowe pizza

I love home-made Italian Sausage and a balsamic glaze on pizza!

     5.  What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

I make a Dulce-de-Leche Straciatella ice cream that is to die for!

kathy schowe dulce de leech ice cream

  6.  What is your beverage of choice with dinner; beer, wine, iced tea, a cocktail, or …..? kathy schowe aperol spritz

For a cocktail... I love an Aperol Spritz apertivo!  On most nights I have Kombucha !

     7.  Do you prefer going to a concert, the theater, or a big sporting event?  Who or what would you be watching? 

I love sports and music, but I really prefer to stay home!

     8.  There are so many great festivals across the country.  Is there a special one in your area? Pictures are encouraged.

The Coachella Valley is famous for it's festivals-- especially Coachellafest and Stagecoach festival.  I have been to Stagecoach several times and it is quite an event!stagecoach festival



9.  What is your greatest sporting accomplishment, hitting a hole in one, bowling a perfect game, hitting the game winning shot, etc.?  If you do not enjoy athletics, what is your greatest accomplishment?

Many of you know I am a former professional golfer- I played college golf at Texas Tech and mini-tour for 8 years.  I've had 6 hole-in-ones!

kathy schowe hole in one casey jones golf

     10.  Are you a pet person?  If so, names and pictures are a must!

Of course!  We have 3 kittys... Maverick, Tonto, and Amigo!  Here is their portrait I did a few years ago!maverick, tonto, amigo



  11.  What is your favorite thing to collect, or do you prefer to keep things simple and clutter free? Or what is your decorating style?

I love hacienda style and collect talavera!  kathy schowe talavera

     12.  What job did you have just prior to making the switch to real estate and has it helped you in your real estate career?  (Courtesy of Jeff Dowler, CRS)

As I mentioned before- I am a former professional golfer.  It has helped me immensely in my real estate business.  A great subject for another blog- thanks Jeff Dowler, CRS !

     13.  When you are writing on ActiveRain, who is your audience and why did you choose them for your audience? (Courtesy of Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400)

I write for my clients, friends, and especially for my AR community!

     14.  What makes you the real estate agent of choice in your area?

I live, work, and play in my neighborhood... I have been here over 20 years and absolutely love it.  It is easy to sell something you believe in so strongly!

     15.  What is the most outrageous action that a client has ever asked you to perform?

Oh boy... Cleaning up dog poo before a showing.  We've all been there, right?

     16.  We show a lot of homes in our profession.  What is the most interesting home or, item in a home, that you have encountered?

I showed the Andy Williams home in our neighborhood and his Grammy's were in his office.  Pretty cool!

     17.  What are your three favorite neighborhoods in your area and what makes them special?  Are you lucky enough to live in one of those neighborhoods?

All of them are nearby- La Quinta Country Club Golf Estates, The Enclave Mountain Estates, and the Tradition Golf Club.  We live in LQCC Golf Estates!

La Quinta Country Club

photo credit Chris Miller

     18.  We all love client testimonials, but is there one that really made you feel special?  We would love to see it.

I loved this testimonial!

Julie Stupka
Kathy is awesome to work with. She knows all the areas in the desert and will give you her full attention when helping you buy or sell. Kathy is so much fun to be around also!! I recommend her to EVERYONE!!!!

     19.  What is your favorite volunteer work or charity?

Because I am a cat and animal lover- my favorite charity is a local cat rescue called Pretty Good Cat!  ( I love the name too! ) We have adopted all of our cats there. 

     20.  What does the flag represent to you?

The flag represents my gratitude for the country we live in!  We display it proudly in front of our home!

kathy schowe casa schowe flag

     21.  When we discuss life, my dad always says he is not sure what he would like to be when he grows up.  He is 77!  What do you want to be when you grow up or are you already in your perfect profession?

I have become a few new things in the last few years besides a Realtor- I am a cook and cookbook author, and artist. I look forward to many more creative and interesting avenues in the future!


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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           



Comments (12)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Kathy Schowe ,

I've missed your posts so was glad to see you answer the 21 questions. I knew you loved to cook and are an artist but somehow missed you were a professional golfer and went to Texas Tech! 

Aug 30, 2022 05:52 PM
Kathy Schowe

When I decided to pursue this challenge... I had no idea it was so comprehensive!  Quite a challenge!  Good to hear from you Dorie Dillard Austin TX !

Sep 03, 2022 09:49 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Wow! A hole in one is a great accomplishment, but 6 is awesome.  Well done!

Now, with that out of the way, how do we all get an invitation to dinner.  After eating the egg pasta and the specialty ice cream, I would be ready to die.  

Thank you for joining in on this month's challenge and I hope to see more posts from you soon!

Aug 30, 2022 09:36 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks Ray!  It was quite a challenge!!  K

Sep 03, 2022 09:50 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for sharing your answers to these questions. I loved reading them.

And your food sounds delicious! What's the name of your cookbook?

Aug 31, 2022 05:16 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It is impressive that you have had 6 holes in one but have you had any double eagles?  I knew that my friend who is a pro golfer had a double eagle (driver-6 iron on a par 5) but I saw a tweet from him that indicated he had more than one and I think he said he has had 5-6 when I asked him, haha.

Aug 31, 2022 07:23 AM
Kathy Schowe

No Double eagles here!  That is quite impressive!


Sep 03, 2022 09:52 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Kathy Schowe loved that you checked in just in time!  Carol Williams uses LaQuinta as her background photo for our zoom calls.  WOW such a dynamic woman: pro-golfer, artist, author, chef and, photographer and avid traveler.  😍

I only know the joy of a hole in one on PS4 yet six in your career congrats.  Is the wind always a factor at Pebble Beach?  I am a spectator not a player.

Love your kitty portrait.  Where does it hang in your home?

Did you buyer submit an offer on Andy Williams home?

Looking forward to connecting with you soon




Aug 31, 2022 08:06 AM
Kathy Schowe

Eileen,  Kitty is in our bedroom... and I have never played Pebble Beach. But it is on my bucket list!  No-- my buyers didn't write an offer on Andy's home- but I do know the new owners and have been to a party there!  K

Sep 03, 2022 09:54 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy it's so wonderful to see you back in the rain!  You have been missed my dear!  And I love seeing your food creations, pets and lovely decorations on FB too!  You are the epitome of love, joy and happiness! that you've had 6 hole in one. You got me beat by 6!! (maybe I had one but it was a really short hole) so it kind of didn't count!!

Aug 31, 2022 10:43 AM
Kathy Schowe

Oh honey- any hole in one counts!  No matter how long!  Thank you for the nice welcome back and feature!! :-)  K

Sep 03, 2022 09:55 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Featured in BananaTude!


Aug 31, 2022 10:43 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Schowe - it is wonderful to see you returned to ActiveRain. I always knew you were interesting but I didn't know what a great and successful achiever you have become outside of business. Your life must be full of stories that could never be boring. I hope to hear from you again soon and learn more. 

Sep 03, 2022 04:39 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  thank you for your nice comment!  This challenge really was a big one!  I didn't read the fine print before I started!  Ha!  K

Sep 03, 2022 09:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kathy- it's good to see you back here in the Rain although I do see you on Instagram!!!   I took golf when I was at UH but was awful!!  I am great, though, at driving a golf cart!!!

Sep 03, 2022 12:23 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks so much for checking in!!  I am going to try to get back into the AR groove!! K

Sep 05, 2022 09:26 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's so nice to see you writing here again, Kathy. And what a fun post to read about you with some things I did not know.


Sep 09, 2022 04:07 PM
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable
Ah, so you too took a break! But mine was years, well, a year but that year was weak and predates years of absenteeism. I think they should give us extra points when we take a break and return, lol!  Back in the Saddle Again was one of my reengagement blogs. That being said, I so totally disagree with 
4.  We all know that Canadian bacon and pineapple are the best toppings for any pizza.  If you can’t have those toppings on your pizza, what would you choose? 
Pepperoni is still the king for most. Personally, I recently 910 years ago compared to being 10 years old) discovered prosciutto and arugula. That I am hooked on!!






Nov 16, 2022 05:41 AM