Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Just in Time for Summer - Inspirational Pools

In the spirit of summer and our absolutely gorgeous new listing located in Shingle Springs, I bring to you some of the most luxurious backyard pools I have ever seen! What I love most about the pools you see in people's backyards is that each one is different, adapted to the owner's own personal style and needs.
But, each one is the same in that I want to jump right in!

 5750 Top Rail Lane, Shingle Springs

The first pool is located at our stunning new listing - perched on the top of a 10 acre parcel in Shingle Springs, when lounging by this pool, you have amazing Westerly views!

This infinity edge pool is just gorgeous. I love the stonework around the edges. It looks nice and cool for a summer swim!

 5233 Lil Bit Court, Shingle Springs

This resort-style backyard and beach- entry pebble tech pool scream summer! Complete with a waterslide, waterfall,grotto, and built in hot tub, this stunning pool has all the amenities for hours of soaking up the sun!

This pool is pretty much my dream pool! Beach entry with a fire pit and built in hot tub and tons of natural shading, I could spend hours relaxing here! 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Copy-Cat Archer Farms Monster Cookies

Every time I go to Target, I have to get a "Monster" cookie from the food court before I shop. It's the only place you can get them, and they are soo good.
Yesterday, I was craving them like crazy, so I decided it would be better if I could make a whole batch of them to eat at home. I figured they probably sell the mix in the baking aisle at the store.
They don't.

So I decided to make my own. If you are like me and you LOVE these cookies, or you just love a delicious oatmeal cookie, this recipe is for you! These cookies are delightful!

Copy-Cat Archer Farms Monster Cookies:


  • 1 1/4 Cups (2 1/2 Sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda 
  • 3 Cups Quaker oats
  • 2 Cups Monster Trail Mix (Target)


Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla extract, mix well. Add the flour and baking soda and mix until thoroughly combined. Add oats and stir again. Add trail mix and mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes for a chewy cookie, 11 for a crispy cookie. Cool for 1 minute on a cookie sheet before removing. Yields approx 36 cookies.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Just Listed! 5466 Dodson Court, Shingle Springs

This beautiful 3259 Square foot contemporary style home is a must see! 3 Bedrooms, 3 bath plus an office on 5 fenced with two separated pastures made of 5’ high no climb horse fencing with posts and railing.  Easy to maintain and absolutely gorgeous with mature plantings, beautiful wrap around lawn. There is a view from property of Sun Ridge Meadows lake and, large covered patio in the back for entertaining, and a sports pool with beautiful decking all around.  There are 2 wells on the property - one as a back up to the main well that produces up to 40 gmp.

The kitchen includes granite counters, custom cabinets, island and hardwood flooring. The master suite is separate from the rest of the home and includes a private sitting area, huge master bath and it's own private patio. This home also features two fireplaces, one in the living room and one in the master; a 3 car garage, and rock and boulder retaining walls throughout the property.

Asking only $950,000

Call Joy Bowles for details at 530-391-1574

Friday, July 8, 2016

Coming to the Market Monday 7/11!

Absolutely Adorable 1 bed 1 bath condominium on the first floor of the highly desired gated community of Timberlake Waterfront Condominiums!

This property has been meticulously maintained by the owner, and includes recent upgrades such as a new vanity in the bathroom, new cherry flooring, counter tops in the kitchen, and alarm system! 

HOA covers sewer, gas, trash, common areas, exterior, and multiple pools and hot tubs! This prime location is within walking distance to great restaurants and shopping in Loehmann’s plaza, bars and California State University. 

Coming to the market Monday, July 11! 
Offered at $94,900

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Open House at the Luxurious 5233 Lil Bit Court in Shingle Springs- 7/9/16

This weekend! Come enjoy the scenery and beautiful backyard oasis at the luxurious 5233 Lil Bit Court in Shingle Springs!

Situated on a private, flat, 5 acre lot in the prestigious gated community of Milton Estates, this property is the epitome of resort style living, and yet only 2 miles to the highway. 

The contemporary light filled Spanish architecture offers open concept living. Details include wood beams and crown ceilings, hickory cabinets, 3 fireplaces, and plantation shutters. This home offers a master suite plus 2 Junior Suites - one w/ private entry.

Entertain in style in your backyard retreat with the beach-entry PebbleTec pool complete with slide, waterfall, grotto, spa and fire pit. 

Open from 11am to 2pm Saturday, July 9th. 
Please call Joy Bowles with any questions! 530-391-1574