Monday, December 12, 2016

Coming to the Market Wednesday, December 14th!

1857 San Gabriel Street, Roseville!

This meticulously maintained 3 bed, 2 bath single story is located in a neighborhood of all single story homes!

This property comes complete with an open concept floor plan, almost new lighting and window treatments, new custom paint inside and out, and ten foot ceilings throughout the entire home!

The 3 car garage has been fully finished and includes tons of built in cabinets for storage!
The backyard has been lovingly card for by the current owner, with luscious landscaping, covered patio, built in BBQ, and mature fruit trees! Within walking distance to local schools and minutes to shopping and dining!

Open house Sunday December 18th from 12-3!

Contact Sarah for details:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Designer Favorites! Top Picks for a Luxe Home

Interested in designing a luxury space for your home but you're on a budget? Me too! 
You want your home to be a space you love to relax in but that also feels glamorous and special. 
Here I have added some top designer picks that will make your home stand out and then linked some lower budget options! 

1. These amazing Black Steel-Framed Shower Doors

You can buy a close match on for about $400!

DreamLine French Corner 34.5 in. W x 34.5 in. D x 72 in. H Sliding Shower Enclosure

Here is a slightly more expensive version from Home Depot:

Coastal Shower Doors Gridscape Series V1 36 in. x 72 in. Divided Light Shower Screen in Oil Rubbed Bronze and Clear Glass

Or, if your handy, you can DIY by following the steps on This Blog

2.  Show Stopper Lighting


There is just something about these gorgeous curly cue chandeliers that announce luxury, right? Whether you are looking for one for your bedroom or kitchen, you probably don't want to spend thousands of dollars on a light fixture. 
Here are some more affordable options:

This one from Lamps Plus is only $199.95 right now!

Chateau Vieux Collection Antique White Five Light Chandelier

Here is a stunning fixture from Lamps Plus for $299.95!

Vienna Full Spectrum Chrome and Crystal Grand Chandelier

You can get this at Joss & Main for approximately $400! This mixed materials look with the gems is definitely my favorite!

Porter Chandelier

3. Luxurious Leather 

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Leather looks great in everyone's home! It is an immediate upgrade to your space!
Whether you're incorporating chairs, couches, pillows, or a rug, here are some reasonable options: is a great place to get leather furniture for a discount! 
They have these cool chairs for just over $300 each!

Christopher Knight Home Tafton Tufted Brown Leather Club Chair

This couch is adorable and looks super comfortable! 

Reginald Charme Russet Leather Sofa

Also check Chairish for second hand leather options from some awesome designers like West Elm and Restoration Hardware!

4. Details in the Decor

Love this:

Update your home's decor with these low-cost yet impressive pieces!

This Black and White Paris Map from One Kings Lane for $249 would be a gorgeous addition to any home! Maps like these can be found at Restoration Hardware for 3 or 4 times this much!

Black & White Paris Map

Mirrors can be a sparkly addition and make a room look bigger. 
I absolutely love these faux-window wall mirrors from Wayfair:

Uttermost Barwell Arch Window Wall Mirror

Lark Manor Lular Faux Window Wall Mirror

Spending a few dollars on decorative items for your walls goes a long way!

5. Glam up your backyard

71 Fantastic Backyard Ideas on a Budget | Page 13 of 71 | Worthminer:

You can find these string lights at Costco for $34.99! And they now have and LED version too!

Adding lighting to a yard is such an easy and pretty way to add instant glam. 
You can also get a complete pergola at Costco as well!

What a fun idea and the perfect thing to drape those new lights across!
If you don't have a Costco membership, Target has a whole selection of string lights you can choose from. 

Whether you are adding designer touches inside or outside your home, there are tons of options to choose from and you don't have to overspend to get the look you are going for!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Just Listed! 7060 Steeple Chase Drive, Shingle Springs

Just listed by Discover Joy in Real Estate's very own Joy Bowles:

This absolutely stunning single story home on 5 usable acres in the prestigious gated community of Royal Equestrian Estates!

This home is completely ready to move in, with a Chef's kitchen, featuring brand new Kitchen-Aid appliances and an over-sized master suite with access to the hot tub and pool and backyard amenities!

Entertain in style with a gorgeous infinity edge pool and stunning westerly views. There is also a 4 car garage! Professional landscaping features private gate, hardscaping, and mature plants. Usable land w/ easy access to private community riding trail and El Dorado Trail corridor park.

Call this home today!

Open house today (Sunday 11/6/16) from 12-3

Contact Joy for details! 
530-391-1576 or

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Priced to Sell- Featured Home, 3767 Fairway Drive, Cameron Park

You can not and will not find a better priced home in Cameron Park than this adorably urban, updated, single story home overlooking the golf course. This home is 2400 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and features not only a breakfast nook and huge family room, but a formal living and dining room as well. 

Priced at an unbelievable $184/square foot, this home is a steal and is completely move in ready!

Contact me for a showing 
530-391-1576 |

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Best Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup You've Ever Had

Now that fall and the rainy season are here, nothing tastes better for dinner than a hearty cup of soup! I have been hunting down the best soup recipes to try at least once a week. A few weeks ago, I made this delicious Zuppa Toscana recipe by Spend with Pennies. It is a copycat recipe of Olive Garden's version (but tastes way better!) and it was to die for! 

Last night, I made Split Pea Soup because I had some leftover ham from the weekend. And when I say ham I literally just mean sandwich meat. You can use any old ham you want for this recipe- whatever you have laying around. I used a mixture of ham and Costco bacon crumbles. It was perfect!

Split Pea Soup

1 lb Split Peas
1/3 Cup Onion
2 Tsp Minced Garlic
1 1/2 Cups Ham/Bacon
6 Cups Water
2 Bouillon Cubes 
Tsp Parsley
1 Bay Leaf
Salt & Pepper to Taste

Add all ingredients to the crock pot in the order listed above.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours
Serve with Dutch Crunch or French Bread

*Note: 2 Cups of water and Bouillon cubes may be substituted for 2 Cups of Chicken Broth


Saturday, October 15, 2016


Sold for 100% of asking price! I loved working with these sellers to find the exact right buyer for their home!

2307 Fallwater Lane, Carmichael

Monday, October 10, 2016

5 Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! I love everything about it. The crisp weather, layering clothing, leaves changing color, carving pumpkins, and of course my two favorite holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving!
Look for another blog post later for my delicious Pumpkin Pie Recipe!

Thanks to Style Magazine, I have these 5 Fall Decorating Ideas to offer you this month. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

$119,000 Price Reduction! Open This Weekend!

Now at a fabulous, unbeatable new price of $205/ square foot! 3859 Chariot Circle in Rescue!

Come see for yourself 12-3 PM Saturday, October 1st!

  • Recently updated home in gated Canterwood lives like a SINGLE STORY with all major rooms incl. 
  • Master Bedroom on the main level. 
  • Modern finishes include new appliances, fresh interior paint, hardwood floors just sanded & stained PLUS new blinds, light fixtures, tile floors, backsplashes, baseboards and much more! 
  • 5 Acres with PHENOMENAL VIEWS provide a serene setting. 
  • Cameron Park Country Club Golf Membership included! Great Schools!

Now offered at $729,999

Contact Joy Bowles for details: or 530-391-574

Friday, September 23, 2016

Reduced Price on This Fabulous Home!!

Price Reduced Almost $25,000!!
Now Offered at $450,000!!

Single Story!
Overlooks the golf course!
Tons of upgrades!Including engineered hardwood flooring, paint, fixtures, and shelving in the kitchen!

Open Concept Floor Plan!
Plus Separate Formal Dining and Living Room!

Multiple decks and natural landscaping!
2 mins to HWY 50!

4 Beds/ 3 baths!

Open Saturday 9/24/16 from 12-3!

Contact me for details on this great property! or 530-391-1576

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Coming to the market Friday, September 16th!

Absolutely Adorable 2307 Fallwater Lane, Carmichael! 

This home has been almost completely updated from top to bottom! New paint and baseboards, new granite countertops, and new fencing and landscaping! Even the garage has been finished! This 3 bed, 3 bath home has a sparkling pool and is in a wonderful gated community! 

All main living areas are on the ground floor, including master bedroom, living and dining rooms, 2 baths, and kitchen and laundry! Clean carpets, hardwood flooring in the living room and tons of storage are added bonuses to this already completely move in ready home! 

Please contact me for details!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Open This Sunday!

Listed at only $195/ sq  ft, this stunning single story family home is located in the heart of Cameron Park and overlooks the golf course! 

The owners have done many upgrades, including new engineered hardwood flooring throughout, new paint in multiple rooms, new flooring in the bathrooms, and new fixtures! This home has a wonderful open concept floor plan with a connected kitchen and family room, and a separate formal dining and formal living room area as well! 

Multiple decks and the natural landscape make this home feel like a country retreat while only 2 minutes to the highway!

Open Sunday from 1-4 PM! 3767 Fairway Drive in Cameron Park

Contact me for details!