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FORT BEND Real Estate by Design

Vol. 2 Issue 4

There is nothing ordinary about Kimbra Valachovic, best known as Kimbra V; not her name, and not the way she does business! Kimbra began her career in the housing industry focusing on marketing, design, consulting, and coordinating “make ready” services. If you’re looking for a 5-Star community in Ft. Bend County, then you need a 5-Star Realtor®. Kimbra’s extensive knowledge of the local Real Estate market has enabled her to sell homes in the prestigious subdivisions of Pecan Grove, New Territory, First Colony, Long Meadow Farms, Waterside Estates, and many Ft. Bend acreage communities.

The Kimbra V Team Carla | Kimbra | Donna

832.878.4833 - Office KimbraV@KW.com

Donna Jensen adds professional and personalized buyer services. She truly understands the emotional and financial investment that goes into buying a home. With over 15 years in Fort Bend County’s schools, arts, and sports, Donna has extensive knowledge to help create the lifestyle you desire.

If you’re looking to make a move, or just need home related advice, the 5-Star Kimbra V TEAM will make your dreams a reality. Kimbra V TEAM is ready when you are.

The Coolest Room in the House Get Your Garage in Gear

Sonoma County Wineries Bounty of Grapes

Kimbra Valachovic at Keller Williams Southwest 1650 Highway 6 | Suite 350 | Sugar Land, Texas 77478

KimbraV.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Fore!

As her business expanded, Kimbra V grew a TEAM of dedicated professionals to assist her in continuing to deliver the 5-Star customer service that sets her apart.

Carla Alas, exective assistant and transaction coordinator, runs the office with precision and care. She brings over 10 years of Real Estate transactional experience as a licensed assistant and delivers personalized customer service to ensure that you are taken care of through every step.

When only the best will do... Call The Kimbra V Team for all your real estate needs!

CLUB ON THE GREEN

Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996 • www.DesertLifestyle.net

Fall in Love with Cheese Fondue from The Melting Pot

Real Estate By Design

The Kimbra V Team


get GOLFING!

TIME for TRAVEL Sonoma County Wineries

Sonoma County is not just a special place to grow world-class grapes and make great wines: It’s one of the most beautiful and resource-rich places on earth! 60 miles of pristine Pacific coastline and many other natural wonders are only the beginning of the story. Sonoma County is blessed with amazing diversity of foods and produce, along with chefs who take full advantage of Sonoma’s bounty. Add to that our relaxed and friendly vibe and it all converges here.

Wine Facts: Throughout the county, grape growing and wine production are on a region-by-region basis. To pick just a few examples, cool Carneros and the Russian River Valley are best known for Chardonnay and Pinot, while the warmer Dry Creek Valley and Rockpile boasts some of the state’s best Zinfandel and the Alexander Valley is noted for its excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Chardonnay, America’s most popular white wine is also the county’s leading variety with an impressive 16,000 acres. Sauvignon Blanc is a distant second among white varieties, at 2,500 acres. For red varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon heads the roster with 12,000 acres, followed by Pinot Noir, 10,000, Merlot, 7,500 and Zinfandel, with 5,000 acres. Countywide, annual production of still, sparkling and dessert wine is estimated at more than 30 million gallons, from approximately 200,000 tons of grapes.

Source: SonomaWine.com, author Gerald Boyd

Nowadays, when it comes to your garage, anything goes. Nothing seems too over the top for some folks. Gone are the days of the messy garage crammed with stuff that no one ever really uses. Sure, you need a space to store your car and a place to stash your tools, but in today’s suped-up garages, there’s also space for plenty of guy toys. Think car collections, not-so-mini-fridges, flat screen TVs, lounge seating, and maybe even a pool or ping-pong table, too. After all, you need to have some fun while you’re caring for your sweet ride. Today’s most impressive garages often sport some other great features. For auto aficionados, built-in hydraulic lifts make oil changes and other tune-ups a breeze. Pair that with built-in shelving and drawer systems for the ultimate in tool organization and you’ve got the car-lover’s dream space. Have a motorcycle or two? Consider giving your bike its own place where you can showcase its beauty and clean and care for it in style. Lighting and simple but comfortable seating can lend an almost gallery-like ambience to your garage, making it a place for you and family or friends to enjoy time together while you’re working. For sports fans, today’s garages can be outfitted with organizational systems designed for easy access to golf clubs and shoes; racing bikes hanging in reach out of harm’s way; and kids’ sporting accessories neatly stored away and clearly labeled in bins. If you’re more interested in a workshop space, why not designate one bay entirely to your tools and materials. Consider closing this spot off from the rest of the garage so sawdust and other debris won’t wreak havoc on the entire space. Projects can be worked on when you have the time and drying items will be safe and sound, set apart from the daily activities of the home. The final touch on your cool new space? Don’t forget the floor. For heavy-duty areas, recoating your existing garage floor with a durable and more beautiful epoxy coat will definitely show off your vintage car collection or amazing workshop. If you have a stained concrete floor consider this option as the pièce de résistance of your amazing new garage. It’s not prone to cracking like standard concrete floors and sweeping and cleaning your cool new digs will be a breeze. Enjoy!

YOUR HOME

incentives to keep you coming back to their course, so be on the lookout for discounts and fun events. Before committing to a full 18 holes, search out courses that offer 6-, 9-, and 12-hole rates. These shorter-length play options are becoming more and more common at golf clubs across the country, as busy players are looking for more options in terms of time commitments and cost. A shorter day on the greens is the perfect way to ease into the season. A final way to put some extra spring in your step out on the links? Try out some new golfing duds. Today’s hottest looks include bold, bright colors and even prints. Skirts for women are classic and fitted but now some have ruffles and come in varying lengths. Preppy-hip is the name of the game. After all, looking good is feeling good and that can only up your game!

Wisconsin Triple Cheese Fondue

Ingredients: 1 1/2 c shredded Butterkase 1 1/2 c shredded Fontina cheese 3 tbsp all-purpose flour 3/4 c white wine 1/4 c dry sherry

INSPIRED FLAVOR!

About Sonoma County:

Spring is in the air. Why not make this the season you pick up the game of golf, or finally perfect your swing if you’re already a links lover. As with anything, practice is always the best path to better performance. Before setting out to play a full 18 holes, spend some time at the driving range. Getting your swing in tip-top shape before stepping out on the fairway will ensure you play your best this season. Bored of hitting balls alone? Invite a friend out to the driving range with you and challenge each other to see who can hit the farthest. The winner buys lunch or a small gift at the pro shop. Even better? Take your spouse or significant other to the driving range with you and have a golf date. Another way to up your game? Get a club fit. Many players don’t realize they are using golf clubs that simply aren’t suited to them. By taking your clubs to a club fitting shop you can have an analysis done on what clubs would be best suited to your stature, body type, and swing style. Some experts swear you can improve your game by several strokes by simply switching to the right clubs. Look online for shops near you that offer this customization. If you’re truly committed to lowering your score, look for a golf training camp at a resort or simply find a local golf club that offers lessons, whether it’s private or in a group. This is a great way to get in with a group of players on your level, who could become future golf partners. Many public and private golf clubs offer

2 tsp chopped shallots 1 tsp freshly ground pepper 1/4 c crumbled blue cheese 2 tbs chopped scallions

Instructions: Toss the Butterkase and Fontina cheeses with the flour in a bowl. Place a metal bowl over a saucepan filled with two inches of water.   You may also use a conventional double boiler.  Bring the water to a boil over high heat.  Reduce the heat to medium and pour the wine and sherry into the bowl.  Stir in the shallots using a fork.  Cook for 30 seconds stirring constantly.

The Melting Pot | MeltingPot.com

Add half of the cheese blend, and stir constantly until the cheese is melted. Add the remaining cheese blend a small amount at a time stirring constantly.  Fold in the pepper and blue cheese. Pour into a warm fondue pot and keep warm over low heat.  Garnish with the scallions.


get GOLFING!

TIME for TRAVEL Sonoma County Wineries

Sonoma County is not just a special place to grow world-class grapes and make great wines: It’s one of the most beautiful and resource-rich places on earth! 60 miles of pristine Pacific coastline and many other natural wonders are only the beginning of the story. Sonoma County is blessed with amazing diversity of foods and produce, along with chefs who take full advantage of Sonoma’s bounty. Add to that our relaxed and friendly vibe and it all converges here.

Wine Facts: Throughout the county, grape growing and wine production are on a region-by-region basis. To pick just a few examples, cool Carneros and the Russian River Valley are best known for Chardonnay and Pinot, while the warmer Dry Creek Valley and Rockpile boasts some of the state’s best Zinfandel and the Alexander Valley is noted for its excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Chardonnay, America’s most popular white wine is also the county’s leading variety with an impressive 16,000 acres. Sauvignon Blanc is a distant second among white varieties, at 2,500 acres. For red varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon heads the roster with 12,000 acres, followed by Pinot Noir, 10,000, Merlot, 7,500 and Zinfandel, with 5,000 acres. Countywide, annual production of still, sparkling and dessert wine is estimated at more than 30 million gallons, from approximately 200,000 tons of grapes.

Source: SonomaWine.com, author Gerald Boyd

Nowadays, when it comes to your garage, anything goes. Nothing seems too over the top for some folks. Gone are the days of the messy garage crammed with stuff that no one ever really uses. Sure, you need a space to store your car and a place to stash your tools, but in today’s suped-up garages, there’s also space for plenty of guy toys. Think car collections, not-so-mini-fridges, flat screen TVs, lounge seating, and maybe even a pool or ping-pong table, too. After all, you need to have some fun while you’re caring for your sweet ride. Today’s most impressive garages often sport some other great features. For auto aficionados, built-in hydraulic lifts make oil changes and other tune-ups a breeze. Pair that with built-in shelving and drawer systems for the ultimate in tool organization and you’ve got the car-lover’s dream space. Have a motorcycle or two? Consider giving your bike its own place where you can showcase its beauty and clean and care for it in style. Lighting and simple but comfortable seating can lend an almost gallery-like ambience to your garage, making it a place for you and family or friends to enjoy time together while you’re working. For sports fans, today’s garages can be outfitted with organizational systems designed for easy access to golf clubs and shoes; racing bikes hanging in reach out of harm’s way; and kids’ sporting accessories neatly stored away and clearly labeled in bins. If you’re more interested in a workshop space, why not designate one bay entirely to your tools and materials. Consider closing this spot off from the rest of the garage so sawdust and other debris won’t wreak havoc on the entire space. Projects can be worked on when you have the time and drying items will be safe and sound, set apart from the daily activities of the home. The final touch on your cool new space? Don’t forget the floor. For heavy-duty areas, recoating your existing garage floor with a durable and more beautiful epoxy coat will definitely show off your vintage car collection or amazing workshop. If you have a stained concrete floor consider this option as the pièce de résistance of your amazing new garage. It’s not prone to cracking like standard concrete floors and sweeping and cleaning your cool new digs will be a breeze. Enjoy!

YOUR HOME

incentives to keep you coming back to their course, so be on the lookout for discounts and fun events. Before committing to a full 18 holes, search out courses that offer 6-, 9-, and 12-hole rates. These shorter-length play options are becoming more and more common at golf clubs across the country, as busy players are looking for more options in terms of time commitments and cost. A shorter day on the greens is the perfect way to ease into the season. A final way to put some extra spring in your step out on the links? Try out some new golfing duds. Today’s hottest looks include bold, bright colors and even prints. Skirts for women are classic and fitted but now some have ruffles and come in varying lengths. Preppy-hip is the name of the game. After all, looking good is feeling good and that can only up your game!

Wisconsin Triple Cheese Fondue

Ingredients: 1 1/2 c shredded Butterkase 1 1/2 c shredded Fontina cheese 3 tbsp all-purpose flour 3/4 c white wine 1/4 c dry sherry

INSPIRED FLAVOR!

About Sonoma County:

Spring is in the air. Why not make this the season you pick up the game of golf, or finally perfect your swing if you’re already a links lover. As with anything, practice is always the best path to better performance. Before setting out to play a full 18 holes, spend some time at the driving range. Getting your swing in tip-top shape before stepping out on the fairway will ensure you play your best this season. Bored of hitting balls alone? Invite a friend out to the driving range with you and challenge each other to see who can hit the farthest. The winner buys lunch or a small gift at the pro shop. Even better? Take your spouse or significant other to the driving range with you and have a golf date. Another way to up your game? Get a club fit. Many players don’t realize they are using golf clubs that simply aren’t suited to them. By taking your clubs to a club fitting shop you can have an analysis done on what clubs would be best suited to your stature, body type, and swing style. Some experts swear you can improve your game by several strokes by simply switching to the right clubs. Look online for shops near you that offer this customization. If you’re truly committed to lowering your score, look for a golf training camp at a resort or simply find a local golf club that offers lessons, whether it’s private or in a group. This is a great way to get in with a group of players on your level, who could become future golf partners. Many public and private golf clubs offer

2 tsp chopped shallots 1 tsp freshly ground pepper 1/4 c crumbled blue cheese 2 tbs chopped scallions

Instructions: Toss the Butterkase and Fontina cheeses with the flour in a bowl. Place a metal bowl over a saucepan filled with two inches of water.   You may also use a conventional double boiler.  Bring the water to a boil over high heat.  Reduce the heat to medium and pour the wine and sherry into the bowl.  Stir in the shallots using a fork.  Cook for 30 seconds stirring constantly.

The Melting Pot | MeltingPot.com

Add half of the cheese blend, and stir constantly until the cheese is melted. Add the remaining cheese blend a small amount at a time stirring constantly.  Fold in the pepper and blue cheese. Pour into a warm fondue pot and keep warm over low heat.  Garnish with the scallions.


FORT BEND Real Estate by Design

Vol. 2 Issue 4

There is nothing ordinary about Kimbra Valachovic, best known as Kimbra V; not her name, and not the way she does business! Kimbra began her career in the housing industry focusing on marketing, design, consulting, and coordinating “make ready” services. If you’re looking for a 5-Star community in Ft. Bend County, then you need a 5-Star Realtor®. Kimbra’s extensive knowledge of the local Real Estate market has enabled her to sell homes in the prestigious subdivisions of Pecan Grove, New Territory, First Colony, Long Meadow Farms, Waterside Estates, and many Ft. Bend acreage communities.

The Kimbra V Team Carla | Kimbra | Donna

832.878.4833 - Office KimbraV@KW.com

Donna Jensen adds professional and personalized buyer services. She truly understands the emotional and financial investment that goes into buying a home. With over 15 years in Fort Bend County’s schools, arts, and sports, Donna has extensive knowledge to help create the lifestyle you desire.

If you’re looking to make a move, or just need home related advice, the 5-Star Kimbra V TEAM will make your dreams a reality. Kimbra V TEAM is ready when you are.

The Coolest Room in the House Get Your Garage in Gear

Sonoma County Wineries Bounty of Grapes

Kimbra Valachovic at Keller Williams Southwest 1650 Highway 6 | Suite 350 | Sugar Land, Texas 77478

KimbraV.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Fore!

As her business expanded, Kimbra V grew a TEAM of dedicated professionals to assist her in continuing to deliver the 5-Star customer service that sets her apart.

Carla Alas, exective assistant and transaction coordinator, runs the office with precision and care. She brings over 10 years of Real Estate transactional experience as a licensed assistant and delivers personalized customer service to ensure that you are taken care of through every step.

When only the best will do... Call The Kimbra V Team for all your real estate needs!

CLUB ON THE GREEN

Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996 • www.DesertLifestyle.net

Fall in Love with Cheese Fondue from The Melting Pot

Real Estate By Design

The Kimbra V Team

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