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4 Fun, Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

by Shea Homes Arizona on May 12, 2017

 

The key to Mom’s heart isn’t always a pricey gift. More often than not, there are other, thoughtful ways we can honor our Moms that they will cherish forever. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started.

Before you start, figure out what makes your mom feel special and loved. A good place to start, is to think about how she likes to celebrate, encourage and show you love.
Mother's Day Brunch1.) Create a homemade brunch for her to wake up to complete with some of her favorite things – including a personalize color scheme and her absolute favorite breakfast treats! Make it fancy with a tablecloth, flowers, plates, napkins and glasses full of her favorite beverage. Voila! Simple, cheap, beautiful and thoughtful!

Family Outing2.) Take the whole family on an outing whether it’s a hike, a day at the pool, a picnic at the park or a day trip to the her favorite nearby destination, these activities bring the family together and result in wonderful, lasting memories. Again, think about your mom’s favorite things to do & what makes her feel loved.

Stay Home3.) Stay at home for the day and create fun Mother’s Day traditions. Find some quick and easy baking recipes that you can do with your mom or wife and enjoy later! You can even make the day competitive by playing outdoor sports and indoor games! Pick up a cheap badminton or croquet set to set up in your backyard and get the energy and competition flowing outside. Or dig up those old board games, build a fort and create a new Mother’s Day tradition.

Homemade Gifts4.) Make homemade gifts for mom with the little ones. These are the gifts that mean the most to her. Get some finger-paint at your local craft store with a pack of cardstock and make a collage of handprints from everyone in the family. Another idea is to grab ingredients from her favorite dessert (i.e. cookies or scones) and layer each ingredient, one on top of the other, in a mason jar. Decorate the jar with a piece of patterned cloth over the lid and tie it with ribbon. Bake the dessert on Mother’s Day for fun bonding time and a delicious treat. Better yet, send mom out on a fun trip by herself or with a close friend – could be to the movies, for a manicure/pedicure or another one of her favorite activities – and surprise her with a clean home & a freshly made meal when she returns. Add in homemade cards from everyone in the family for an extra special touch.

Say thanks to mom this weekend and tune in to our Shea Homes blogFacebook, and Twitter for Father’s Day ideas. It’s just around the corner!

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Design Trends to Implement this Spring!

by Shea Homes Southen California on April 19, 2017

 

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Ahh, spring, how we welcome you with open arms. Out of the winter months, you bring sunshine, blooming flowers, and all of that delicious Easter candy.

BUT, spring isn’t just about baby ducklings and gifts from a large bunny…this time of year also calls for new beginnings, starting with clearing out all of the old styles from 2016!

Here are some effective ways you can rejuvenate your home this spring.

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3 New Bathroom Trends for 2017

by Shea Homes Arizona on April 7, 2017

 

Wanting to spruce up your home and make it as welcoming as possible? Your bathroom, while often underappreciated, receives a lot of traffic and can make or break the overall feel of your home. Check out these 2017 bathroom trends.

Neutral Bath Colors

Neutral coloring
White, off-white, and grey walls are the most popular bathroom colors for 2017. The Shea model home pictured above fits right in, with dark grey cabinets and light grey walls that nicely complement the white countertop and linens.

Distinguised Vanity

Distinguished Vanity Space
Create a sleek, individualized look in your bathroom by dividing your wide vanity into two distinct spaces. You can do this by placing individual mirrors and light fixtures above each sink. Add an accessory between the two and you’ll give your bathroom a more distinguished look.

Tile Accents

Ceramic tile accents
Sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect balance between getting every room to work together and not being able to tell when one room ends and other begins. There are very few features that say “bathroom” like ceramic tiles on the walls! As in the Shea model home pictured above, the tiled backsplash and shower accent matches the color scheme of the house while keeping a bathroom feel.

 

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Spring into Spring with Open Spaces and Bright Colors

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 3, 2017

 
Can you believe it’s almost spring?
Spring Fun in ArizonaAs the weather starts to warm up, nothing says “welcome to our home” quite like letting the great outdoors in. If it’s not quite warm enough yet, you can bring the outside feel into your home with open spaces and bright colors.

This kitchen, at Ambition at Eastmark, is a great example of how light and open spaces can make your home feel more welcoming and bright.
Light and Open SpacesCelebrate spring with this multipurpose room, found at Desert Ambition, that combines bright blue tones with an open space for activities that the whole family can enjoy.
Multipurpose Room for the Whole FamilyBring life back to your living room with yellow and blue accent colors. This living room at 24 North not only has bright accent colors, but also allows plenty of natural light to flood the space to create an airy, relaxing feel.
Accent ColorsThis strategically positioned bedroom, at Inspire at Estrella, not only allows you to look outside at the beautiful spring landscape, but it also reflects the season with its open layout and combination of blue, white, and green hues.
Take in the Spring Landscap in this Strategically Positioned BedroomThank you for joining us as we say goodbye to winter and spring into spring. If you would like to share your design transformations and fresh, new looks – tag us in your photos using #sheahomesaz! For more information about our communities and more design inspiration, visit our website at: http://www.sheahomes.com/newhomes/phoenix/

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Our Favorite Spots to Watch the Big Awards Show

February 24, 2017




  In honor of this Sunday’s must-watch awards show, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite nooks, perfect for watching, gathering, and relaxing on this special night. Don’t forget the popcorn – and maybe some awards show BINGO cards! Like a bright, open feel? Kick back and relax on this comfy couch at Carino Villas […]

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Can’t Miss Design & Décor Trends for 2017

January 20, 2017




It’s a new year which means it is time for new design trends that can be used to refresh your home and make it your own. Without further ado, we give you the top design and décor trends for 2017: 1) Neutral Palate with a Splash of Color In addition to using neutral colors such […]

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Design Trends of 2016: Window Coverings!

November 14, 2016




Tired of those old, tattered blinds you currently have on your windows? Or are you concerned about an overall lack of window coverage in general? Well you don’t have to stick with the same outdated window decor! In fact, there’s a variety of beautiful options for you to choose from, including Shutters, Woven Wood Shades, […]

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Bringing Fall to Colorado: Changing Colors, Fall Decor

October 4, 2016




  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 […]

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Design Trends: Quartz Countertops

April 14, 2016




Kitchens can be hard work when it comes to keeping them nice and new, and the wear and tear they develop over the years can turn your dream kitchen into a total mess. So, if you’re trying to decide how to design a tough, damage resistant kitchen, countertops are a good place to start!

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Trendy Designs to Create the Home of Your Dreams!

April 6, 2016




  When you move into a new home, trying to make it look fabulous can be pretty overwhelming. You may be asking yourself, “Where do I even start? How can I bring this room together?” It seems like a challenging task, but we’ve got good news! The simplest touches will go a long way when […]

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