While much of the country is still digging out from a cold and snowy winter, we Arizonans are gearing up for some serious fun in the sun. From outdoor concerts to festivals and spring training, there are a whole lot of outdoor activities to get excited about.

Get your tickets to the Good Life Festival 
The Good Life FestivalPhoto credit: Good Life Festival

Food trucks, a vendor village, and a concert by the Band Perry are a few reasons why you won’t want to miss the popular Good Life Festival, taking place on March 5 at our very own Encanterra Country Club in San Tan Valley. While you’re there, be sure to stroll through the model homes for music and wine tasting. Tickets are available at thegoodlifefest.com

Visit the Desert Botanical Garden 
Desert Botanical GardenPhoto credit: Desert Botanical Garden

Escape from reality and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Desert Botanical Garden. Start with an iced tea and bite to eat at Gertrude’s, then stroll the garden at your leisure. If you haven’t yet experienced the Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light at the Desert Botanical Garden installation, it’s not too late. Just be sure you visit before its last day on February 27.

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Homemade with Love

by Shea Homes Northern California on February 11, 2014


Looking for a way to treat your sweetie this Valentine’s Day?

Try this simple white chocolate Valentine’s popcorn recipe along with Valentine’s bark for a sugar high, or go for a savory selection like tomato tulips.

If you want to be inspired by fun February decor, take a look at this elegant Valentine’s Day mantle arrangement or throw together these simple DIY conversation heart candle holders for the day of love. Don’t forget to decorate your door this season with a homemade Valentine heart wreath.

And we know Cupid would love any of these 10 easy homemade Valentines. Make them yourself, or have the kids join in. We love the paint swatch bookmarks.

Whatever your goal is for February 14th, we’re here to help! Follow Shea Homes NoCal on Pinterest for all of our top picks from around the web.

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