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October Family Fun Around the Valley!

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 6, 2017

October Family Fun Around PhoenixOctober 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 – Vertuccio Farms Corn Maze and Fall Festival – MESA

Enjoy over a month long of fun fall activities going all the way until November 5th! Admission to this family owned fall festival in Mesa includes not only pumpkins but an endless array of activities for all ages such as a 7-acre corn maze, a mini zip line, pumpkin bowling, mini golf, mule drawn covered wagon rides and a barrel train ride. Find out more HERE

All of October- Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – GLENDALE

Weave through a 6-acre corn maze, pick out that perfect pumpkin and check out the petting zoo at this festival in Glendale that goes all of October into the beginning of November. Find out more HERE

All of October – Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party – QUEEN CREEK

Thursday through Sunday families can enjoy this Queen Creek Festival that includes a petting zoo, hayrides, amusement rides, a rock climbing wall, dog shows, and corn mazes. After you pick out your pumpkin finish your festive day off by roasting marshmallow under the stars. Find out more HERE

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Fall Fun Finds from Local Vintage Markets

September is almost here! Once the weather starts cooling off, we get the urge to do a little seasonal home decorating to get in the fall mood. It always helps to visit the Valley’s great vintage markets bursting with one-of-a-kind treasures. Here are a few of our favorite local markets taking place this September!

Sweet Salvage Wicked Faire – September 21-24

Address: 4648 N 7th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013

Website: http://junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com/markets/scottsdale-market/

Sweet Salvage is a 4-day shopping event featuring a huge selection of unique vintage and collectible items. Open on the 3rd Thursday through Sunday each month, this popular market has something for everyone.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market – September 15-17, 2017

Address: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Website: http://junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com/

Billed as a “shopping experience,” Junk in the Trunk market is a much anticipated event that started in Phoenix and has since expanded to San Diego and Los Angeles. With dozens of talented vendors selling their wares, shoppers will have no trouble finding all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade.

Old Brick House Vintage Market

Address: 202 W. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Website: https://www.facebook.com/oldbrickhouse

Open the second weekend of the month in downtown Mesa, the Old Brick House Vintage Market features one of a kind antique finds. Neon lighted cacti and shabby chic dressers are just a few things you’ll find at this local favorite.

And if you’re shopping for a new home to fill with all your treasures, find a Shea Homes community near you and we will help you find your dream home.

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Bringing Fall to Colorado: Changing Colors, Fall Decor

by Shea Homes Colorado on 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 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.

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Caption: Residents enjoy Reunion Park in the fall. [read more…]

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Welcome, fall. Or shall we say, Crockpot and football season.

by Shea Homes Colorado on November 9, 2015

 

Goodbye, summer heat—and our fixation on salads, grilling, and anything that doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Fall kicks off the season for tasty, hearty fare that warms up your belly, soul, and sometimes, happily, your kitchen too.

Now that the Denver Broncos are back in business, why not gather with your fellow neighbors over a football game and, perhaps, a crockpot full of barbecue? In honor of our Shea Colorado communities, so well-known for its friendly get-togethers, we have created several Pinterest boards for you to explore—to get your mouth watering with seasonally inspired recipes, and your creativity awhirl with ideas for crafty autumn party décor. Here are some highlights.

Starting with crockpots, here’s a board devoted to the art of fix-it-and-forget-it. If you are operating under the impression that slow cooking menus are limited to soups and beans, check out the recipes for a savory and light sweet potato gratin, Chinese-style barbecue, and lasagna described as “the easiest lasagna you will ever make.” Sold.

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On Shea Homes’ Welcome Fall, you’ll find more slow cooker recipes, as well as many other kinds. You’ll never miss your summertime grill with this Peppered Corn on the Cob…wrapped in bacon. Want another barbecue variation, maybe on the sweet, Southern side? Here’s Pulled Pork with Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Sauce. And should you need some festive ambiance to go with all that good food, check out this board, 39 Clever Tailgating DIYs To Get You In The Spirit. Think pennant-shaped cupcake toppers, downloadable party invitations, and custom drink labels.

Pulled Pork

You’ll find another board that’s unabashedly devoted to the Broncos. Snag a recipe for a Denver Broncos cocktail made of blue Cucacao, vodka, and blood orange soda. Or some irresistible orange and blue, candy-studded Broncos cookies. Or how about a whole Broncos-inspired menu, from appetizers to dessert?

Broncos Cookies

Hungry yet? If not, then check in often. Pins are always being added, so be sure to take a look before your next gathering.

For more information on our Shea Homes Collections and what we’re up to at the Colorado division, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Google+ and YouTube, and get inspired with us on Pinterest.

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Bringing Fall to Southern California!

November 6, 2015




When you’re a resident of Southern California, the weather is pretty much perfect 24/7. Constant sunshine (except for a few spurts of rain here and there), warm temperatures in the winter time when we should be wearing hoodies and parkas, and zero use of the fireplace that’s just collecting dust. Of course it’s fabulous having […]

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Celebrate the Season with These Ten Ideas for a Cozy Backyard Fall Party

October 9, 2015




  Apple cider, leaves turning, warm fires and cozy sweaters. All of the staples of fall. And no city welcomes fall with such delight as Phoenix, Arizona. The end of a hot summer is here fellow Phoenicians, and the best way to celebrate cooler weather just might be a casual, cozy backyard party. Whether you […]

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October is time to winterize your home

October 8, 2015
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  In October, weather is even more unpredictable than usual. By the end of the month, average temperatures will have dropped 12 degrees. And while temperatures typically soar into the 80s and 90s for a day or two, snow shovels will make their first appearance. If you’re new to Colorado, you’ll want to check out […]

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10 Cozy Home Decorating Ideas for Fall

November 7, 2014




With the return of cooler temperatures, there’s no better time to feather your nest. These home decor ideas make it easy to bring a dash of “cozy” to your home for Fall. Check out our Pinterest Board for several Fall Home Décor ideas http://www.pinterest.com/sheahomesaz/home-decor-for-the-fall-season/. Door First impressions matter. Add a Fall wreath to your front […]

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Autumn’s in the Air

October 1, 2014




Fall leaves, apple pie and pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Here are some simple ideas to get your home and family ready for the season. Autumn decor will be sure to get your family and friends in a festive mood. And while pumpkins are definitely a staple of the season, your home’s stylish decor does not have […]

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Thanksgiving Tips for the Procrastinators

November 21, 2013




Thanksgiving is less than a week away and there’s a lot of prep to be done! Have you browsed through our Pinterest (Shea Homes Arizona) yet? Whether you’re trying to update the look and feel of your home for fall, or you need to cram in some recipes so you can get your grocery list […]

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