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5 Ways to Turn Memories into Home Décor

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 21, 2017

Turn Memories into Home DecorSummer is all about escaping the heat, getting away for some much needed rest and relaxation and soaking up time with family and friends before the kids head back to school. It is a time to create memories that will last a lifetime. You can share these memories with friends and have daily reminders of your fun adventures by incorporating them into your home décor. Here are our 5 DIY home décor ideas:

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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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Helpful Hacks for Homeowners

by Shea Homes on October 5, 2016

 

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Weekends are for fun. Which is why we put off the chores we need to do so often. But with a little prep and some useable know-how, you can tackle that list and get back to the things you enjoy. Check out our round up of checklists and hacks to finally get your to-do list done.

Get Organized

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Are you ready to put everything in its place once and for all? Start with our organizational overhaul checklist. From the junk drawer to the garage, you’ll be able to keep progress moving forward so you can spend less time figuring out how to organize everything and more time getting it done. Next, set up your crew to help get the job done faster. Start by putting three large boxes or storage bins in each room on your list and label them “trash”, “donate” and “keep”. Then, assign each member of the family to a different room with the following rules to sort out the clutter:

  • Get rid of junk. Toss obvious trash or completely unusable items into the trash box.
  • Donate unused items. Place items that haven’t been used in at least two years into the donate box.
  • Donate what you’ve outgrown. Place too-small children’s items that can’t be handed down into the donate box.
  • Identify what stays. Put items that will stay in the house in the keep box.
Once the clutter has been sorted, go through the box of things to keep and store them with other like-items. This will make it easier to find everything when its needed.

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with an Ice Cream Party

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 8, 2016

National Ice Cream Month
July is National Ice Cream month! What better reason to grab a cup or cone, invite the neighbors over and celebrate! Here are five fun ways to enjoy this cool sweet treat with family and friends.

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School’s Out! 5 Summer Activities to Keep Your Family Cool and Entertained

May 27, 2016




 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. […]

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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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Green Your Home (Even if You Lack a Green Thumb) with a Terrarium

February 26, 2016




How to Create A Terrarium for Your Home Want to bring some green into your home, but lack the confidence to take on the responsibility of a houseplant? Good news! Terrariums with cacti or succulents are easy (and fool-proof!) ways to get the beauty of enjoyment of a houseplant, even if you are a known […]

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Essential Green Spring Cleaning Tips to Make Your Home Sparkle

February 19, 2016




It’s the perfect time of year to throw open the windows, grab your cleaning supplies and get your spring cleaning on. Here are some of our favorite ways to get things squeaky clean without exposing our families to harsh chemicals. First things first. Grab your shopping list: Distilled White Vinegar Baking Soda Olive Oil Borax […]

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6 DIY Ideas that You & Your Home will ❤

February 12, 2016




Purchasing a new home allows you to build in all of the custom features you love. From flooring to ceiling fans, you and a design studio consultant collaborate to make decor decisions that will have your jaw dropping the moment you walk inside your completed new home for the first time. But, after a few […]

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10 Tips for Hosting Your First Holiday Party

December 3, 2015




  The holidays are the best time of year, but they can also be the most stressful, especially if you’re hosting a family get-together for the first time! Never fear, it just takes a little practice… but some awesome tips from us doesn’t hurt either! Keep on reading below to find out how you can […]

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