Saturday, September 15, 2012

Don't Miss Out!
One of the All Time BEST Times to Buy a Home
is NOW!
Why? ask   (didn't you? :)
Home Prices and Interest Rates have NEVER Been Better!!
Check out the New Listings on my
 Real Estate Buzz Tab!
Below are pictures of a
"Kitchen Of the Year" Winner!

Who wouldn't LOVE a prep-sink area with everything handy like this?
Or a Pot N Pan Glass Pantry!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Once In a Blue Moon--Tonite! Don't Miss it!!

Don't miss Friday night's rare blue moon beauty

By: Courtney Baird

On Friday night a rare blue moon will rise in the sky in an astronomical event that occurs only once every three years or so. If you're hoping to see the blue moon but the sky above you is cloudy, don't fret. The web-based Slooh Space Camera will broadcast the event live beginning at 6 p.m. EDT. (The website's even got a countdown clock to its blue moon coverage.)
Friday evening's blue moon will allow fans of the late Neil Armstrong to marvel at man's incredible feat. Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the lunar surface back in 1969. This photo was taken early Friday morning as the moon technically turned full. Photo: Travis Burke
If you're more inclined to watch the real thing, the best viewing is usually available outside of town, away from the glare of city lights. Viewing is enhanced even more if you can find a nearby lake or pond that will reflect the moon's light. Of course, avoiding cloud cover is a must, so knowing where find patches of clear sky is key. Chances are there's a micro climate near you to do so.

Folklore will tell you that strange things go bump in the night when there's a blue moon--but what folklore won't tell you is that blue moons aren't really blue. The term is a misnomer and actually refers to the second of two full moons that occur during the same calendar month.
Because the lunar cycle is 29.5 days, most months only see one full moon. But every once in a while a full moon rises twice in the same month. The next time we humans will see a blue moon is on July 31, 2015.

Friday, August 10, 2012

See all Piper's Listings HERE! Click on "Real Estate Buzz"

See Photos of All of Piper's Listings Here! 

Just click on the tab "Real Estate Buzz"

Also, search the ENTIRE MLS for homes on this link as well!

Interest rates are still amazing!

Call Piper Today if you are thinking of

Call or text  509.302.0234
Piper Barton, REMAX

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Amazing 4 Bedroom Home with Swimming Pool JUST LISTED! $189,500

Amazing Home!  Amazing Price!  Amazing Neighborhood Right by the River!!

408 Road 37, Pasco, WA  99301
Open House this Sunday from 1-3:00  August 12th!

Totally Remodeled 4 Bedroom Rambler!  3 Baths!!  Fenced Yard!
Call me to see!  Piper Barton, REMAX  509.302.0234 or text!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

MMMM..had a roasted tomatoe/goat cheese/artichoke flatbread today!

soooo....after a morning showing in West Richland, I needed my cappaccino and by surprise I discovered Nikke Jeans pub/coffee/pizza/sandwhich shop!

It's right off of Keene and Bombing Range (where the old roping school used to be)
AND they are having a crazy good guitarist there this weekend!

Local brews & MORE!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Where are you going, my little ones...little ones??

Where are you going, my little one, little one,
Where are you going, my baby, my own?
Turn around and you're two,
Turn around and you're four,
Turn around and you're a young girl going out of my door.
Turn around, turn around,
Turn around and you're a young girl going out of my door

(Note:  This is a friend's daughter that I have known since she was born.
Beautiful Wedding Venue North of Spokane!)

And how is THIS for a little one growing up?...  :(

Time is marching on!
How will YOU spend it today and invest in the life of those around you?


Do something extraordinary today for that person in your life who is not expecting it!

There will never be another "gift" like the "present"!

Friday, August 3, 2012

You'll love these SNAKE FACTS! Real conversation starters!

 Snake Senses

Snakes do not have eyelids; their eyes are protected by transparent scales.  Most snakes have limited eyesight and a few of the blind, burrowing snakes are completely eyeless!

They rely on other senses to survive.  Although they breathe through their nostrils,snakes get most of their sense of smell from their tongue.  As it flicks in and out, a snakes' tongue sample the air for any interesting molecules. These are
analyzed by Jacobsons' organ, which is situated inside the mouth.  Some snakes have heat-sensitive pits beneath their eyes for hunting warm-blooded animals at night.
There are no plant eating snakes.
Snakes cannot take bites out of their prey, but must swallow it whole.

The antidote to a snake bite (sometimes called an anti-venom) is made from the venom itself.
The venom is collected from live snakes, by a dangerous process known as "milking."

The BLUE MALAYSIAN CORAL SNAKE is extremely venomous and is sometimes called the "100 paces" snake, because that is supposedly the farthest a person can walk after being bitten.

Eqyptian cobra----The ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra is supposed to have committed suicide by letting herself be bitten by an Eqyptian cobra.

So--there you have it!!  Everything I ever learned about snakes, I learned from my 4-year old grandson's books!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cannon Beach with Grandson "Gunner James"

As promised, pictures and a recap of my Cannon Beach Vacation with my Angel Baby #1 Grandson---Gunner James

He was simply spectacular!  His conversations amazed me!

I handed Gunner the train tickets and said "Here Gunner, you give him the Golden Tickets!"

It was a magical vacation--a place YOU should definetly visit!  Cannon Beach, Oregon

Biggg Reminder!
Tomorrow, on the Piper's photography tab will be unbelievable photos of Cannon Beach from my recent visit!

Please check back!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Awesome Cannon Beach, except.....

Those of you who read my blog, will LOVE the pictures of Cannon Beach that I post when I get back!  Sorry, but this area does not like my Sprint service!  Not much happening in the cyberworld for me. 

Having to enjoy REAL reality with Gunner!! 
He loves the beach!

I will document it all and have photos up soon!

So-----------Check back!

Absolutely Loving Life!

Post where you have been this summer, with pictures and I'll share!! 

Blog Ya Later!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tri Cities Water Follies Events This Weekend

Air Show   All - Woman Skydiving Team!

The Air Show will take place today--- Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 - 1:30.
They will jump with the American Flag!  Tooo Cool!

These ladies inspire and encourage other young girls to look forward to the adventure of skydiving.
(ok...I'm sure they encourage other young boys, as well!

These ladies do this for fun...they all have other professions, such as accounting and one is a professor at a major university.

Now that's what I call "living the high life!"

Watch them and tell me what you thought!  You can leave a comment here below!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hydroplane lovers!!! They are baacckkk!!!

Facts about tomorrow nights Open Ceremonies! Olympics!

Cool Facts
 about the 2012 Opening Ceremony   Don't miss!!  Watch!!
(refer to blog tab Olympic Games for more details!)

The Opening Ceremony is a celebration showcasing the best of the Host Nation. It also features a parade of all competing nations and the highly anticipated entrance of the Olympic Flame, which ignites the Cauldron and signals the start of the Games.

The name of the Olympic Opening Ceremony show will be ‘Isles of Wonder’ and the worldwide broadcast will commence at 9pm. The Ceremony will kick off with the sound of the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe, produced by the Whitechapel Foundry, and the Stadium will be transformed into the British countryside for opening scene ‘Green and Pleasant’, which includes real farmyard animals

Receiving the Head of State

The Head of State of the Host Country is received at the entrance of the Olympic Stadium by the President of the IOC. For the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Her Majesty the Queen will be greeted by Jacques Rogge.

Parade of Athletes

A procession of the participating teams in the Stadium, nation by nation. Teams enter in alphabetical order, according to the language of the Host Country, apart from the Greek team, which enters first for the Olympics, and the team of the Host Nation (in this case Team GB), who march in last.


A total cast of 15,000 will take part in the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies, which will be watched by an estimated audience of four billion.

Good Luck to all the USA Athletes!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Beautiful Home! A Bridal Shower & Pinterest!

I recently attended a bridal shower of a long time family friend in Spokane.
We meandered along country roads, reminiscent a little of Maine....swaying/winding roads until we got there.

This beautiful, custom home was at the Lake's Edge and the shower was purely picturesque!
We had alot of fun!

Are YOU using Pinterest yet?  You must check it out!
My daughter helped put on the shower and came up with wonderful ideas (off of Pinterest) for the bridal shower, including.......

A "sign-in" leaf tree!  Green paper leaves were attached with clothes pins to some bare branches (that were placed in sand/with small lights that were battery operated)---each attendee wrote on the leaf ----their name, along with any other personalized message for the new bride--to-be to read later.

We sprinkled the tablecloth with large crystal/glass was quite lovely (if I do say myself!)

Here's to a lifetime of Love, Happiness & Laughter!

p.s.   if you like the above house and are in the market to buy a new home here in the Tri Cities, TEXT or give me a call direct at 509.302.0234  Piper Barton, REMAX

I have been really, really busy this year because people, like yourselves, are buying due to the great price of homes and the unbelievably low interest rates.  It's amazing how that is affecting how much of a home you can buy!  Don't miss out! We'll have fun looking!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Firetruck and My Angel Baby #2

My Grandson, Colt, has such a sweet heart!  This broke mine! :(

So, according to his mother (my daughter), Coltie had gone with his big 4 year old brother, Gunner James,on a field trip that Gunner's school had!  While there, Colt was running around and would not listen to his mommy.  THEN, an actual alarm went off and all the firemen were sliding down their ladders, suiting up and starting thier engines to respond to an ACTUAL FIRE!! 

CHAOS!!  Where is my child?

"Oh, Colt are in TIME OUT!"  shouts mommy.

Poor Angel Baby...was SO he is SO sad!  (where are my kleenex?  )