" The earth laughs in flowers."   Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thank you so much for getting us into our first home. We can't think of anyone better to deal with our lack of experience than you! We couldn't be happier and appreciate all your efforts.
xxoo Heather and Mark

#1 Realtor in Transactions #3 Realtor in Sales Volume #1 Realtor Bigfork 
Montana Regional MLS for the period 1/01/2015 to 12/31/2019. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Hello dear friends and clients,

They say April showers bring May flowers. So true. Mother's Day was a cornucopia of spring for me. These lovely posies are from John and Drake. So pretty. I hope you are enjoying good health and a beautiful May wherever you are.

Just like everything else in these unusual times, our market does not disappoint! We are busy with sales. However, our inventory is light. Some of you are reticent to list, not being comfortable with showings or knowing your next step. Let me assure you, our company does a great job of virtual showings. We can conduct a viewing of your property without anyone actually being there, keeping you safe and healthy! People have always and still want to be in Montana and these days, just about the whole process of listing and selling can be done virtually.

Interest rates are incredibly low and the stock market is bumpy. Real estate may be your best investment.

On that note, if you have recently cancelled, withdrawn your listing or it has expired, contact me. We'll get it listed and sold! My experience, consistent record and excellent negotiating skills will successfully lead you toward a sale at the right price. Call, text or email me. We'll have dinner (I have an in with the local sushi joint and it's open again!). 

Best of health, wherever this finds you and I hope to see you soon. Denise
Support Bigfork Business...
They are the backbone of our community. They invest in our town, our schools and our residents. Now is the time to invest in them! If you are able, here are some ideas, which also make wonderful gifts.

  1. Make purchases in whatever way you feel comfortable. Curbside, delivery, online store or facebook.
  2. Purchase gift cards! Gift cards never expire. Doing this will help their bottom line and can be used when life returns to some kind of normal. By purchasing them to use later, you are helping the business now!
  3. Ask the business how you can help. Ask the owner how they are doing. The people who own and work in these establishments are our friends and neighbors. A caring conversation might be just what is needed.

Click here to go to the gift card store. Right now, there are restaurants only, but more businesses are coming on each day or try visiting them online.
Bigfork Whitewater Festival
The 45th Bigfork Whitewater Festival is postponed until 2021. We will continue to follow the state’s recommendations and health concerns surrounding COVID-19. Out of love and respect for the small community of Bigfork, the Festival Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the event this year.
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$3,250,000 MLS # 22006464

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Curling up by the fire with your favorite book (or friend)!

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Here is your opportunity to own a thriving art gallery in the heart of downtown Bigfork. Art Fusion has been established for over 30 years.
Current inventory included.
Bigfork is a destination Village with a
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Denise's Cooking Corner
Sheet-Pan Chicken with Jammy Tomatoes and Pancetta
In this relatively speedy sheet-pan dinner, boneless, skinless chicken thighs are seasoned with a savory, cumin-scented spice mix and roasted with whole garlic cloves and cherry tomatoes, which turn soft and sweet in the oven’s heat. If you have ripe summer cherry tomatoes, you can skip the brown sugar. If you’d rather use boneless chicken breasts, reduce the cooking time by about 5 to 7 minutes. This makes a light meal on its own, but you can add rice or crusty bread, and maybe a salad, if you need something more substantial.

1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
9 whole unpeeled garlic cloves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more for serving
1 tablespoon sweet or smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)
¾ teaspoon ground cumin
1 pint cherry tomatoes (preferably different colors), halved
2 ounces diced pancetta or bacon
¼ cup torn fresh dill, parsley or other herbs, for serving
Freshly ground black pepper
Note: I like to deglaze the pan with white wine.

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Season chicken all over with salt, and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
Smash all the garlic cloves with the side of a knife and peel them. Finely grate one garlic clove and put it in a small bowl. Stir in the 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, paprika, oregano, brown sugar (if using) and cumin. Pour over chicken, tossing to coat. Add tomatoes and remaining smashed, peeled garlic cloves to baking sheet, spreading them out around the chicken. Season tomatoes lightly with salt and drizzle with a little more olive oil. Scatter pancetta on top. Roast until chicken is golden and cooked through, about 30 to 35 minutes. After 15 minutes, stir the tomatoes and pancetta, but don’t disturb the chicken. Transfer chicken to plates. Stir the tomatoes and pancetta around in the pan, scraping up all the delicious browned bits from the bottom and sides, and stir in the herbs and black pepper to taste. Taste and add salt, if needed, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, if you like. Spoon tomatoes, garlic and pancetta over the chicken to serve. This recipe comes from Melissa Clark
Denise's Book Corner - Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman
About the book...A man is found washed up on a British beach. He has no identification and is unable to speak. After the discovery of Mr. Nobody, the police hotline floods with calls about his identity claiming variously that he’s an illegal immigrant, a missing husband/son, a TV actor, or a former soldier. Who is this man?

Neuro psychiatrist Dr. Emma Lewis is asked to assess the patient. This is her field of expertise and the chance she’s been waiting for. A case like this could make her name known across the world. Emma has a secret and the more times she spends with a patient, the more alarmed she becomes that he knows the one thing about her that nobody is supposed to know. This psychological drama is written by a former Downton Abby actress who you may recognize. 

A poem about Mr. Nobody
I know a funny little man,  
As quiet as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
   In everybody’s house!
There’s no one ever sees his face,
   And yet we all agree
That every plate we break was cracked
   By Mr. Nobody.

’Tis he who always tears out books,
   Who leaves the door ajar,
He pulls the buttons from our shirts,
   And scatters pins afar;
That squeaking door will always squeak,
   For prithee, don’t you see,
We leave the oiling to be done
   By Mr. Nobody.

He puts damp wood upon the fire
  That kettles cannot boil;
His are the feet that bring in mud,
  And all the carpets soil.
The papers always are mislaid;
  Who had them last, but he?
There’s no one tosses them about
  But Mr. Nobody.
The finger marks upon the door
   By none of us are made;
We never leave the blinds unclosed,
   To let the curtains fade.
The ink we never spill;   the boots
   That lying round you see
Are not our boots,—they all belong
To Mr. Nobody
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