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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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Spring Open House Tour at Verrado

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 17, 2017

Verrado Spring Open House - Visit this WeekendYou’re invited to join us at Vallarta at Verrado from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th for our Spring Open House Tour, where you will receive a complimentary voucher to redeem for scrumptious eats from onsite food truck or cool treats from the gelato cart (while supplies last). If you need a pick-me-up before you get started on the tour, stop by the Verrado Coffee Company for a cup of joe and a map of the community. If you have some extra time, nestle into one of the comfy café seats and get to know the neighbors.

Verrado is housed in Buckeye, Arizona and gives homeowners a “small town” lifestyle near the big city, with 72 acres of lakes, a resort-style pool, nearby nature trails, a golf course and a 29,000 square foot Village Center. The Vallarta community offers three floor plans – in duplexes or triplexes – all great for those looking for a spacious home with minimal upkeep. Homes within the community are Energy Star 3.0 rated, Environments for Living guaranteed, range from approximately 2,137 to 2,548 sq. ft. and are priced from the low $250’s.

For more information about the community and each of the floor plans, visit: http://verrado.com/builder/shea-homes/

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Spring into Spring with Open Spaces and Bright Colors

March 3, 2017




  Can you believe it’s almost spring? As 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, […]

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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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Live the Difference at Esencia

February 22, 2017




Whether you’re trying to become more connected with nature, yearning for a sense of community, or simply wishing you were closer to an adorable coffee shop, Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo offers everything you’ve ever wanted in a new home.

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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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2017 Sneak Peek: What’s in Store for Shea Homes® Arizona in the Coming Year

December 30, 2016




  It has been a busy year for us here at Shea Homes® Arizona. We opened four new communities: the modern gated community of 24 North in North Phoenix, the beautiful Carino Villas condominiums in Chandler, the luxurious Vantage condos in Ahwatukee, and the Shea 3D community Ambition at Eastmark in Mesa. And while it’s […]

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