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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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Model Grand Opening at The Reserves in Gilbert

by Shea Homes Arizona on May 5, 2017

The Reserves Opening May 6thWe would like to cordially invite to join us at The Reserves at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6th for the grand opening of our model homes! Shea Homes® is very excited to introduce you to our newest community full of options – to truly make it your own. The Reserves is a gated community, with tree-lined streets, located in Gilbert, Arizona and offers amenities such as outdoor fireplaces, covered patios, pools, billiards rooms and even outdoor bars – making these homes ideal for entertaining.

The Reserves community offers four floor plans – all single story – with spacious 10 to 12 ft. celling’s. There are three main architectural styles — Spanish, Adobe Ranch and Hill Country. Homes within the community are Energy Star 3.0 rated, Environments for Living guaranteed and range from approximately 3,282-3,983 sq. ft. with prices from $499,990.

For more information about the community and each of the floor plans, visit:  http://www.sheahomes.com/community/thereserves/

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The Grand Opening of Shea Homes’® new luxury gated community in Gilbert, The Reserves, may not be opening until May 6, but the excitement has been building for months. The much-anticipated release of The Reserves four, single-story floor plans has arrived. Here are a few highlights, and you can now access plans and options on our website here: http://www.sheahomes.com/community/thereserves/.

Residence 1
Residence 1Residence 1 is a four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, designed for the modern, active family. A study (great for use as a spacious home office) separates the master suite from the other three bedrooms. The gourmet kitchen opens up into an expansive great room, great for promoting family togetherness. The enormous four-car garage provides plenty of room for cars, bikes, sports gear, and more.

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Our Favorite Spots to Watch the Big Awards Show

by Shea Homes Arizona on 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!
Comfy CouchLike a bright, open feel? Kick back and relax on this comfy couch at Carino Villas in Chandler.
Cozy BedroomWho says you have to watch TV on the sofa? Enjoy the big awards show (or binge watch your favorite series) in this cozy bedroom at our Vantage condos in Ahwatukee.

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Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a New Shea Home

February 17, 2017




  It’s February in Arizona! While much of the country is buried under snow, we’re gearing up for some fun in the sun. When you live in a state that has some of the best weather in the country (most of the year, anyway), it makes perfect sense to choose a home designed to take […]

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2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

January 13, 2017




Now that the chaos of the holidays is over, many of us are hungry for change and a fresh start. A new year is the perfect place to implement new habits & routines to live the life you have always wanted and to reach the goals that you have set. These new habits usually include […]

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Ideas for Celebrating Thanksgiving Arizona-Style

November 19, 2016




Order Take-out Not in the mood to shop, cook, and tackle the dishes? Give thanks for the many Thanksgiving take-out options. Go for the complete meal or order sides a la carte from local fave, Lucy’s Healthy Marketplace. Other local food purveyors offering Turkey Day takeout are AJ’s, Safeway, Sprouts, Miracle Mile, La Grande Orange […]

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Celebrate Halloween with these Fun Family Events

October 14, 2016




Here there be monsters! Halloween is nearly upon us, and with it comes candy, costumes, and fun for the whole family. Here are a few of the top Halloween events taking place around the Valley this month! Chandler Halloween Spooktacular: Friday, October 28th, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park 5:30pm-8:30pm This first event promises to be a […]

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Get in the Game with Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals

September 2, 2016




  If you follow us on social media or know anyone who works at Shea Homes®, you know what HUGE Cardinals fans we are. And when it comes to our partnership with the Arizona Cardinals, we are always keeping YOU in mind. Because what fun is it to be partnering with the best NFL team […]

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From 3D Printed Models to Reality: The Story of Shea Homes 24 North

August 26, 2016




Back in the spring, Shea Homes® Arizona partnered with a local printing company, STAX 3D, to produce small model-sized homes. This new project gave us a fun and tangible way to see the homes come to life before actually building them. Our designers were thrilled with the ability to see their concepts before beginning actual construction. The 3D printing […]

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