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Holiday Outings in the Desert

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 15, 2017

Holiday Outings in the DesertThe holidays are here and that means there are festivities all around the Valley for the whole family to enjoy. We put together a list of some of the events taking place this month and into the New Year. Shea Homes® wishes you peace, and joy this holiday season!

Las Noches de las Luminarias

Through December 30, 2017

Stroll the pathways of the Desert Botanical Garden as it glows with over 8,000 hand-lit Luminaria bags. Don’t miss out on a warm cup of cider or cocoa with the family as you walk the elegant garden trails. For more information, visit: https://www.dbg.org/events/las-noches-de-las-luminarias-0

ZooLights

Through January 14, 2018

See the animals come to life through lighted displays at the Phoenix Zoo. Walk the park while looking at the glimmering lights while trying to spot dinosaurs in the desert. Ride the camels and the carousel, too. For more fun, visit: http://www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/.

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker

Through December 24, 2017

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the magic of The Nutcracker as it illuminates the stage at the Phoenix Symphony with more than 150 performers. Truly a holiday tradition. For more information, visit: http://balletaz.org/performance/the-nutcracker-2017/

Lights of the World Lantern Festival

Through January 2, 2018

Explore the Arizona State Fairgrounds as it fills with Chinese traditional lanterns, state-of-the-art technology, and lights galore. Enjoy the culture, cuisine, and entertainment for the whole family. For more information, visit: https://lightsoftheworldus.com/

Christmas at the Princess

Through December 31, 2017

Skate and twirl around in the ice skating rink, and enjoy the resort’s holiday-themed spectacle. Spot the lights on more than 100 trees, the 14-foot poinsettias, the large-scale toy soldiers, and more. For more information, visit: http://www.fairmont.com/scottsdale/promotions/christmas-at-the-princess/

Christmas in Color

Through December 30, 2017

Lights and holiday music! Stay warm and cozy in your car as you make your way through this Christmas tunnel at Goodyear Ballpark. It is truly a Willy Wonka–like attraction that will wrap you in a magical display of animated lights, giant candy canes, snowmen, and holiday creatures. For more information, visit: http://christmasincolor.net/

Glendale Glitters

Through January 6, 2018

Year after year Glendale Glitters dazzles the crowds every Friday and Saturday night of the holiday season with concerts, food, horse- drawn carriages, and twinkling lights decorating all of downtown. For more information, visit: https://www.glendaleaz.com/glitters/

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‘Tis the season to make your home jolly

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 8, 2017

Decorating your home for the holidays can be fun and something special that the whole family gets to enjoy. Every year we unload the great big holiday boxes from the attic, remembering all of the fun decorations filled with memories that have been collected over the years. We at Shea Homes® recognize these moments and with the help of some of our favorite Phoenix-area Etsy shops we have put together a few of our favorite holidays finds whether it be for your own home for your family to cherish through the years or a gift to someone you love. Consider these local stores your one stop shop for all things holiday this season.

Signs, Wreaths and Home Décor- SignsStuffnThings (Gilbert, AZ)
Signs Stuff n Things Photo Credit: SignsStuffnThings

Sisters Michelle and Cheryl had a dream of starting a business for years, and in 2013 they made their dreams a reality by taking over a part of Michelle’s home to create an office and studio to design and create everything their Etsy shoppers get to enjoy! The sisters explain that their operation is truly a family affair, often recruiting their children and husbands to join in on the fun. Check out SignsStuffnThings for handcrafted items such as wood signs, wreaths, and home décor — not just for the holiday season, but all year long.

Burlap Table Runners- HotCocoaDesign (Phoenix, AZ)
Hot Cocoa DesignPhoto Credit: HotCocoaDesign

Originally from Eastern Europe, Elena moved to the United States nearly 20 years ago and is now a proud American citizen residing in Phoenix, Arizona. All table linens sold on HotCocoaDesign are designed and created by Elena making her a one woman show. Have something specific you are looking for in a table linen? Most of the linens Elena creates are custom designed!

Greeting Cards, Gift Tags, Wall Art, & Custom Designs-SimplyCBoutique (Surprise, AZ)
Simply C BoutiquePhoto Credit: SimplyCBoutique

Cheryl is the passionate owner, designer, photographer, and creator behind SimplyCBoutique, which she started in 2011. Scrapbooking for years, she then turned to making cards. That led to the creation of home décor, cards, gift tags, address labels and even magnets.

Banners- BekahJennings (Mesa, AZ)
Bekah JenningsPhoto Credit: BekahJennings (Phoenix, Arizona)

Bekah Jennings got her inspiration back in 2008 when her 5-year-old son was using stamps with paint on chipboard. Now, almost a decade later, each banner she creates is hand stamped in paint, distressed, and strung on ribbon. To meet the demands of a growing business, in 2010 Bekah asked her Aunt Johnell to join her as a partner, making it a family affair. Too see more hand crafted banners for every season, visit BekahJennings.

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New Homes in Gilbert Now Open!

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 1, 2017

Compass at Recker Pointe in Gilbert - Gorgeous Interiors

The last of Shea Homes® three communities at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona is open! Compass at Recker Pointe offers 3 innovative, two-story homes with large great rooms, versatile lofts and spacious bedrooms. These courtyard villas are stand-alone homes with private backyards and a shared tumbled paver auto court. These homes range from approx. 2,088- 2,197 sq ft. offering 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 baths.

Compass at Recker Pointe - Exterior Architecture

Recker Pointe is composed of three communities, Inspire, Ambition, and Compass all located at the southwest corner of Ray and Recker Roads, just a half mile from the San Tan/ Loop 202 Freeway and situated close to entertainment, shopping, dining, and recreation.

Come check out this beautiful community today or we invite you to visit the Shea Homes website where you can explore homes in all of our communities throughout metro Phoenix.

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Shea Homes® Receives Marketing Award for Azure Paradise Valley

by Shea Homes Arizona on November 22, 2017

Shea Homes - SAMM Award for Azure Sales CollateralOn November 8, the inaugural SAMM award ceremony was held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Paradise Valley. Shea Homes® was honored with an award for Best Community Sales Collateral for its new Shea Signature community, Azure, Paradise Valley.

The SAMM awards recognize the valley’s very best sales and marketing achievements in the homebuilding and real estate industry. The SAMM Awards, which stands for builder Sales, Advertising, Marketing and Merchandising, was created to recognize leadership and innovation among homebuilders.

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Shea Committed to Giving Back

November 17, 2017




The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is an organization Shea Homes® Arizona holds close to our hearts and this past weekend our family, friends, and co-workers gathered to celebrate and honor those touched by blood cancer at the Light the Night Walk in Phoenix, Arizona. Leading up to the walk, members of the Shea Homes Arizona […]

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Honoring our Heroes

November 10, 2017




Today, we gather to honor, thank and remember the women and men who have defended our freedom and country, those who have selflessly served to keep us safe. Today, we remember to celebrate and to thank our heroes every day. The Heroes Reward Program is just one small way we at Shea Homes® Arizona show […]

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Shea Homes and Arizona Cardinals to Host Free Event at Grand Opening in Gilbert

November 3, 2017




Looking for some fun for the whole family on Veterans Day? Join Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals as we “kick-off” the latest new home community, Compass at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, for a “House of Cards” community grand opening event, which will be held from noon- 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. It’s free, […]

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5 easy ways to add fall flare to your home décor

October 27, 2017




  It’s time to pack away those summer bolds and bring in the warm colors of the season. Here are a few fun fall finds handmade by some of our favorite Phoenix-area Etsy shops. Throw Pillows Photo Credit: Rustic Home by Design (Phoenix, Arizona) Adding throw pillows to any chair, sofa or bed is sure […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Enter to Win a Shea House Party

October 20, 2017




Let’s kick off this Saturday with a Shea Homes® contest. One lucky winner will get to invite 20 friends to watch the Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington game on Sunday, December 17 where we will provide not only the house but food, family friendly drinks and fun! To enter, follow @sheahomesaz on Instagram and tag two […]

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October Family Fun Around the Valley!

October 6, 2017




October is here! That means fall fun and amazing weather, so make sure you get out there with the family to enjoy it! Here’s a list of some fun filled and SPOOKtacular family activities happening around the Valley this month. Get your pumpkin-picking hands ready and dust off your best costume! All of October – […]

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