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Formation Event

Throwback to before social distancing was in place because of the coronavirus and we got to gather with some of our clients at Formation Stone in Bend. We enjoyed a tour by Dan, the owner, and Pamela Armstrong, an interior designer. We tasted appetizers by Bleu Bite and drank delicious wine!

We’re already looking forward to when we can have our next event! In the meantime, check out the video below to see what a fun evening we all had. Also if you haven’t yet, make sure to check out Formation Stone Surfaces once our social distancing has been lifted.

We’ve been thinking about all of our clients and hope you’re taking care of yourselves during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help you in any way.

Patty & Andrea
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Client Events

Check out the latest client event we had at Cascade Culinary Institute in Bend at Elevation Restaurant!

We are looking forward to our next client event on March 11th and hope to see you there! If you want to attend our next event contact us and we’ll give you all the details.

We believe in creating partnerships with our clients. Our mission is to help you sell your home or find the best place for you, your family and your pup. We aim to provide the best service, communication and support you in your journey.

Central Oregon Activities, Entertainment

7 Vegan Recipes for Grilling Season

Barbecue season is upon us and it’s all fun and games until you’re vegan at your friend’s house and all they’re serving is meat.

Lucky for you, we’ve curated some amazing recipes to give you your grilling vibes without compromising your morals.

1. Balsamic Garlic Grilled Mushrooms

DP-Balsamic Mushrooms

Um, hello? Balsamic and garlic? Who needs anything else.

2. Memphis Style Dry Rub BBQ Tofu

DP-Dry Rub Tofu

Getting creative with tofu can give you even more of a BBQ feel than veggies. And here is a recipe that even your carnivore friends will love.

3. Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant

DP-Grilled Eggplant

Eggplant is an all time favorite of ours, and it can be done in so many different ways. Try this one this summer to wow yourself and your friends.

4. BBQ Cauliflower Wings

DP-Cauliflower Wings

You don’t have to eat meat to enjoy the beauty of wings. This cauliflower option will give you all the flavor you’re looking for.

5. Pulled Shitake Mushroom BBQ Sandwich

DP-Pulled Shitake Mushroom

Our mouths are watering just looking at this.

6. Veggie Burgers

DP-Veggie Burgers

Of course, we have to throw in some veggie burgers (because they’re just classics). And these ones have us wishing for a BBQ right now.

7. Vegan BBQ Brisket

DP-Vegan Brisket

To top things off, we’ll just leave this right here. Because what?? This looks amazing. Don’t let the picture fool you, these are totally vegan.

What are your favorite barbecue recipes?


5 Podcasts We Love Right Now

Podcasts are an excellent way to pass the time in the car, gym or daily run with your pup. And new ones are popping up all the time, making them accessible for everyone and addressing many different styles and tastes.

We have a few favorites we want to share with you if you’re either a. looking for something new, or b. trying to get into listening to them at all.

1. Being Boss

Being Boss features two incredible women, Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, who are changing what it means to grow a creative business. Their expertise and insight when it comes to how to start a business, how to grow it and how to stay sane is real, authentic and addresses some of the real issues we face every day when running and loving our work.

“Being Boss is owning who you are, knowing what you want, and actually making it happen.”

A Few of Our Favorite Episodes: 

“#168: Money, Mindset, and Energy with Danetha Doe”
“#192: Cultivating Optimism”
“#203: Build a Community for Your Business with Jadah Sellner”

2. Don’t Keep Your Day Job

Another business-related podcast, Don’t Keep Your Day Job goes beyond business and behind the scenes to what makes us dream big and then shoot for those dreams with everything in us. The host, Cathy Heller, interviews incredible business owners, shares her information and genuinely believes in her audience as she pushes to provide amazing content and valuable information.

“Each week, host Cathy Heller has honest conversations with successful creative entrepreneurs about the hands-on, practical steps to make a living doing what lights you up, and build a life that you can’t wait to wake up to every single day.”

Some of Our Favorites:

“Make Space for Self Care”
“How to Live Life on Your Terms – Sarah Knight”
“How to Change the World Without Being an Expert – Suze Schwartz of Unplug Meditation”

3. From the Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl 

Rachel Brathan, also known as Yoga Girl, has started a revolution based on the idea that every body is a yoga body. Her positivity, encouragement and authenticity shine a light on what it means to be a human living in a world that is stressful, chaotic and imbalanced. She shares everything from her personal stories with her daughter to interviews with incredible humans like Deepak Chopra. She is many things, but what she is the most is relatable.

“The light you are seeking is within your own heart.”

Recent Favorites: 

“The Art of Slowing Down”
“What If Every Challenge is a Blessing in Disguise?”
“Deepak Chopra Wants You to Move, Sleep and Practice Gratitude”

4. Behind the Brilliance

Behind the Brilliance is one we’re more recently getting into. Hosted by Lisa Nicole Bell, this podcast brings innovators, big thinkers, creatives and entrepreneurs to the light to share their insight, information and secrets. We love Lisa’s approach to her interviews and it’s a great podcast for staying motivated and learning about amazing individuals who have done incredible things.

“The show delivers a smart and funny take on pursuing ambitions, designing a life, and living joyfully.”


“Q+A: Defining Success + Personal vs Business Brands”
“On Friendship and the Shortness of Life”
“Jonathan Jackson on Love, Lifestyle Design, and Living Intentionally”

5. One Plus One (New)

One Plus One is a new podcast that we just heard about today (through Being Boss as a matter of fact). We don’t know a whole lot about it yet except that the hosts, Rico Gagliano and Faith Salie, will bring stories of the world’s most incredible creative duos. From John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Beyonce and Jay Z. They will ask questions like: Why does creative tension often spark something magical? And what can we learn from these stories to help with our own life and work partnerships?

“Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there’s flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance.”

What are your favorite podcasts?