GRATITUDE: (4) I'm grateful for our home!

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

GRATITUDE: (4) I'm grateful for our home!

Home can mean many things.  For some it is a town; a place where they grew up.  It can mean a feeling; like being with your family.  It almost always means a safe place; a place where you can be yourself.  

We have lived in our home on Guijarro (gwiharro) Drive for over 20 years.  In the first few years it was a second home that we visited on weekends from our home in Sierra Madre, CA.  When we moved to La Quinta full time... that is when we settled in.  It became HOME.  

Our home was built in the 1970's so we have remodeled several times over the years, first in 2006 replacing the flooring, doors, and kitchen; later bedrooms and bathrooms.  Our last big remodel included knocking down walls, opening up our kitchen, adding a large island, and new appliances.  

I love to cook... and the kitchen is just perfect now.  But probably the most wonderful feature of our home is the outdoor space.  With our mild climate, we love to spend time outdoors and bring the sunshine in!  Our home features an interior courtyard that I decorate with the seasons, and it reflects the hacienda style of the home and my NM roots! Lots of talavera!

The views of the La Quinta Country Club and the Santa Rosa mountains to the west; along with a sparkling pool and bougainvillea draw you to the backyard. 

All of these things are wonderful- but mostly I love the way our home makes me feel.  it is safe, and spacious enough to invite friends and family to visit.  Not too large to take care of and located close to shopping, restaurants, golf, the La Quinta village.  And NO it is not for sale!!  

The mornings I spend at my table working, blogging, drawing, are my favorite time of day.  I hope your home brings you as much joy as ours does! I am truly grateful!

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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           



Comments (8)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - you have artistically crafted a very thankful post.  Quite creative and definitely eye-catching in its appeal. 

Nov 29, 2023 11:21 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Kathy,

With every creative bone in your body you have poured yourself into making this property your home! I love all that you have done and how grateful you are for everything your home offers!

Nov 29, 2023 11:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The views are amazing, and the home unique. Thank you for sharing!

Nov 29, 2023 12:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your post and you took the words out of my mouth, this is what I was going to post tomorrow... so consider it copy in it:)Endre

Nov 29, 2023 10:58 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are right, home can mean many things, and it often does for everyone.  Home is where the heart is.

Nov 30, 2023 04:16 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

What a lovely place to call home!

Nov 30, 2023 07:26 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Oh, Kathy Schowe - your home is truly beautiful! Good things take time and your artistic talent for painting your home is excellent! Your vision and the design is perfect! I would give anything to have something like that. It's a very special home and you're a very special lady!

Nov 30, 2023 04:40 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful home, Kathy! I love the 2020 watercolor "Casa Showe" featured photo and all of the others, showing your impeccable style. Your home is 'home' because of YOU. Love your style and your artistic ability is off the charts, Kathy! 

Like you, I love to cook and the kitchen HAS to be just the way I want it! Funny but, I have a Le Creuset pot that sits on my range as well. I use it so much and it's so heavy, I decided just to keep it atop the range! LOL

Thank you for all of your wonderful entries in November's challenge - all very powerful entries!

Dec 01, 2023 07:20 AM