Country Club Living at an Affordable Price – 1402 N Pebble Beach Dr – Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert AZ 85234

How would you like to live in a country club community? Who wouldn't right? But maybe you can't afford the country club price tag. Well check out this home in Val Vista Lakes, one of the most popular lakefront communities in Gilbert, AZ. The clubhouse is AMAZING! A beach-front lagoon pool overlooks a lake that meanders through the community. It's flanked by a Jr Olympic-sized pool, hot tub and gazebo. Enter the clubhouse to find racquetball courts, cardio and weight-training facilities and recently updated locker rooms, as well as a staff that keeps the action going through-out the year.   Tennis? Oh yes - there's even an … [Read more...]

Country Club Living at an Affordable Price – Val Vista Lakes – 1402 N Pebble Beach, Gilbert, AZ 85234

How would you like to live in a country club community? Who wouldn't right? But maybe you can't afford the country club price tag. Well check out this home in Val Vista Lakes, one of the most popular lakefront communities in Gilbert, AZ. The clubhouse is AMAZING! A beach-front lagoon pool overlooks  a lake that meanders through the community. It's flanked by a Jr Olympic-sized pool, hot tub and gazebo. Enter the clubhouse to find racquetball courts, cardio and weight-training facilities and recently updated locker rooms, as well as a staff that keeps the action going through-out the year.   Tennis? Oh yes - there's even an … [Read more...]

Shy Guys Guide to Meeting Girls – LoFi Coffee

Fun at LoFi Coffee with April Walterscheid and Sean Ryan McBride doing a little improv scene. This one offers some atypical advice for the socially awkward. Perhaps you can glean some worthy knowledge about meeting girls in coffee houses...Perhaps not. Starring April Walterscheid & Seam Ryan McBride Camera attempted by Kristin LaVanway who accidentally disconnected the shotgun mic so we went silent on the one. Music by Kevin MacLeod over at Incompetech: "Opportunity Walks" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ … [Read more...]

Need a Shot (of Espresso?) – Head to LoFi!

Like most Realtors, I have a home office. It's great, right? No commute...I can work in my PJs...throw in a load of laundry while I negotiate some big deal...NOT! After a while, it occurs to me that I haven't had any human contact in DAYS and I start to go slightly mad. Soon, I start thinking about the episodes of Walking Dead I haven't seen yet and figure, what the heck? Why not just eat that cookie dough instead of actually making the cookies for the Open House. In other words, working from home is a mixed blessing, K? So, today, my primary mission was to take my laptop out into the world and work SOME PLACE ELSE...like LoFi Coffee. This … [Read more...]

The Light Rail Is Coming to Mesa, Baby!

I don't know about you, but I find this very exciting. The light rail - THE LIGHT RAIL - is coming to Downtown Mesa, practically at my doorstep! Construction is well underway, so I can now see how far I have to stroll to get a ride to Tempe or Downtown Phoenix - you know, those downtowns that charge an arm and a leg for parking? Have you been to downtown Phoenix lately? It's crazy! $20 bucks so I can park my car...right! And the meters run ALL THE TIME now! I digress... This current extension project adds stations at Alma School Road, Country Club Drive, Center Street and Mesa Drive allowing passengers access to the many shops, … [Read more...]

In Search of a Rosewood Guitar with an Ipe Neck…

Brazilian Wood co-Director/co-Producer/Leading Man, Bill Wetherill.I like to keep busy. That's why I am dominating barely surviving a month-long "move to my new house/sell real estate/hire a new assistant/make my first feature film" marathon. It's been...busy. Given my packed schedule, I haven't had much time to explore my new stomping ground - Downtown Mesa. It's awesome with lots of cool shops, the new light rail, and many friendly folks. Seriously, I know approximately 5 times the number of neighbors I knew after 4 years in my old 'hood. But today, I successfully multi-layered my schedule so I could check out some of the downtown … [Read more...]

My Own Backyard!

This morning, I picked some grapefruit. From my own tree. In my own backyard. It was awesome. Not exaggerating. It's taken me four years to get to pick grapefruit from my own tree in my own backyard. Four years ago, well, let's just say I had a really, really bad day. A really bad day that was about four years in the making. That was the low point. That day when some dude knocked on my door and told me I no longer owned it. That I had 5 days to get out. I bought the house after my marriage ended. Our new beginning, nestled in a familiar neighborhood so we could move forward. That house was the anchor for my family. Instead of a new … [Read more...]

Dragon Boat Racing at Tempe Town Lake – 2014 Festival

Dragon Boat Festival 2014 at Tempe Town Lake with the Breast of the West Dragon Boat Team. Dragon Boat teams from across the country gather for this 2-day racing event. All Aboard...getting ready to race Each 20 person crew is led by a steerer and a drummer who pounds out the cadence during the race. The teams range from include high school and college athletes, cancer survivors, masters teams and folks who just enjoy the comradery of this amazing team sport. Yes, there's even the occasional jester or two.   Breast cancer survivors benefit from the physical and emotional experience of Dragon Boat racing. The rowing motion is … [Read more...]

A Crazy Idea That Could Make a Big Difference

My friend Debbie has breast cancer. She was treated in all the typical ways (and that sucked, let me tell you) but in the end, the cancer is going to stick around for a while. Really for the rest of her life. Yeah, that really sucks. So, I made a movie, basically, to convince my friend, Debbie to stop working so much and enjoy life. Not because she is going to die, but because she is still alive. And DAMN IT!! Life is too short to spend all your time stuck in a demanding, stressful job and miss out on all the amazing things that happen while you are there. The movie is called LIVE A LITTLE: (go ahead, click on the picture...) Well, Debbie … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Guide to Kite-Flying

It's back-to-school time here in Phoenix, and I have been asked this question at least a dozen times: Don't you miss them? or Aren't you sad to see them on their own? even Isn't Your Heart Just Breaking? Uh, NO!! See, I have four boys - ages 21, 21 (twins!), 19 and 16. Conner, 21, who is gainfully employed but roosting at home for a short while; Kyle, 21, who lives on his own and attends ASU, Luke, 19, who just moved up to Prescott to play soccer for Yavapai College; and Jake, 16, a junior at Highland High School. I'm a single mom, clearly out-numbered in this little frat house I call home, and yes, this year, I am watching my little birdies … [Read more...]