How to bring autumn indoors.
It’s gorgeous out there, isn’t it? Autumn’s shorter, cooler days are working their magic, turning ash trees scarlet, maples orange, and aspens a shimmering gold. At our Shea Homes® communities, walks on the trails and playdates in the park are truly a feast for the senses these days. So maybe it’s worth considering how to bring some of that wonderful fall feeling inside your home, perhaps through autumn-fresh décor or seasonally inspired cooking.
Caption: Residents enjoy Reunion Park in the fall. [read more…]
Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr
Congratulations parents, you did it! You successfully dropped off, packed lunches, helped with homework and guided your kiddos through another school year. Now the time has come to soak up summer days, encourage adventure, embrace the crazy and to laugh until your sides hurt – make memories.
To help fill all of this newfound free time and to avoid the dreaded “I’m bored”, we have compiled a list of simple, cost-effective activities to keep your kiddos active this summer.
It may seem like you were just putting out cookies for Santa or lighting the menorah candles, but if you take a close look at the calendar, you’ll see that February is almost here! So pack up the Christmas lights and holiday cards and get ready to bring a touch of romance into your home just in time for Valentine’s Day. And because we like to share a little local love, these handmade items come from some of our favorite Phoenix area Etsy shops.
Photo credit: Signature Home Decor (Phoenix)
What better way to welcome your guests this time of year than a bold Valentine wreath? This felt heart wreath measures 14 inches and delivers a sweet sentiment of love to all who enter.
Photo credit: Happy Banners (Mesa)
One of the easiest ways to add a little love to your home is to string a banner over a mantle, doorway, headboard or mirror. Choose your size cutouts and place your order. When your Valentine garland arrives in the mail, assemble with mini clothespin clips. Easy peasy.
Are you always looking for fun ways to keep the kids busy? Spend some quality craft time this spring with your little ones and make some memories you will never forget.
These Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies by Happy Hooligans won’t be hopping down a bunny trail anytime soon, but they will be cute decoration and fun to make.
Spring is in the air, and all over Pinterest. There are thousands of spring flower craft ideas across the web. We like these simple Fork Dandelions. They would look great framed on the wall, or on the refrigerator.
Don’t put your eggs in one basket. In fact, don’t put them in a basket at all! If your little ones have the patience, try making this colorful Easter Egg Garland by Eclectically Vintage. We think it would look great strung from a mantle, and you could reuse it year after year.
Looking for more ideas? Check out 10 Easy Spring Crafts for Kids and be sure to follow Shea Homes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for other trendy happenings.