The Season of Love

by Shea Homes Arizona on February 2, 2018


St. Nick’s Day is behind us, and St. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! That means cards, candy, and wracking your brain for the perfect gift idea. With all that to think about, why not leave decorations to us?

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of the sweetest decorations to brighten up your home this February 14. The best part? All these items are handcrafted from local Valley artisans. Support your local economy and share the love this Valentine’s Day.

Custom Pillows
Custom PillowPhoto credit: Rustic Home by Design

Get cozy with your significant other this Valentine’s Day with a custom embroidered pillow. Fill it with wedding vows as a reminder of promises made and kept, or with one of your favorite inside jokes. From Rustic Home by Design in Phoenix.

Door Wreaths
Door WreathPhoto credit: Bloom Valley Market

Don’t bottle all the decorations inside; set the mood at the door! Vibrant pink peonies will brighten up your entryway and put love in the air. From Bloom Valley Market in San Tan Valley

Woodburned Sign
Woodburned SignPhoto credit: Rufus Salvaged Goods

Pink and pouffy not your style? This hand-made sign lends a touch of subtlety that you and your lovebird can enjoy all year round. From Rufus Salvaged Goods in Phoenix.

Festive Table Runner
Table RunnerPhoto credit: Desert Sky Quilts

The fastest way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, so up the romance of a home-cooked meal for two with this handcrafted table runner. Need more to love? Take 15% off with code THANKS from Desert Sky Quilts in Phoenix.

Now all you need are some candles and your favorite playlist, and you’ll have a Valentine’s Day even Cupid would envy.

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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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A Birthday Bash to Build Hope

by Shea Homes Arizona on August 14, 2015


Giving back is extremely important and something that we at Shea Homes take pride in doing. Shea Homes Arizona recently teamed up with UMOM New Day Centers, Inc. and HandsOn Greater Phoenix and threw a birthday bash that will never be forgotten. The bash focused on giving homeless families living in the Watkins shelter a special celebration. Held at the Watkins Emergency Shelter, this event was for 20-30 kids and their families. The kids enjoyed games, music, face painting, snacks and birthday cake!

Our entire Shea Community Representative team came out to celebrate!

Shea Homes Team - Watkins Shelter Birthday Bash Watkins Shelter Birthday Bash Gift Table

“It’s not that uncommon in this day and age where people run into some personal or financial difficulty and find themselves displaced from their homes,” said Michael Floor, the Shea Homes Community Representative who organized the event. “It was rewarding to be a part of their day to cut loose and have some fun.”

The Watkins Emergency Shelter has served over 2,000 women and 329 families all across Phoenix. About 80 percent of those individuals have a past of violence or sexual abuse. The goal of the event was to bring hope to a healing community. Watkins is managed and operated by UMOM, which is the largest shelter for homeless families in the state of Arizona. UMOM’s goal is to keep families together while offering them everything they can to get them back on their feet.

Shea Homes Community Representative Mike Coffey said, “It was an awesome experience, incredibly humbling, and a great reminder of how blessed I am.”


Top 7 Gifts for Dad

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 19, 2015

We know Father’s Day is tomorrow, but we also know time can slip away from you. Not to worry! Shea Homes has you covered. We’ve compiled a list of the top 7 gifts for dad and all for under 30 bucks. Gather the kids; it’s time to get to work.

1. Father’s Day Card

A homemade Father’s Day card is a classic. This simple craft allows you and the kids to add some personality to your gift. Have your little ones pick out their favorite colors and customize the card and the fun paper collage tie to their liking. Chances are, you already have all of the necessary supplies at home. Find step-by-step directions here:


Photo credit: Little Family Fun

2. Hole in One Cupcakes

Whether or not you’re a fan of the sport, this is a treat everyone can enjoy. Dad will marvel at the creativity and fortunately for you, these are quite simple to make. You bake a scrumptious chocolate cupcake, carve out a hole, cover it in green sugar and place a white chocolate truffle inside. Go the extra mile and personalize this treat by writing a message on the flag for him. Find detailed directions here:


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3. Father’s Day Coupons

Provide the man of the house with exclusive rights to this very convenient coupon book. These custom coupons will equip him with an argument-free ticket out of taking out the trash, washing the car or perhaps a freebie for a delicious breakfast of his choosing, no questions asked. Get the kids to join in on the fun and together fill it with deals you know he’ll enjoy. Get started here:


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4. Personalized Coffee Mug

There is no such thing as too many coffee mugs. This is another simple and very special gift to make for Dad on Father’s Day. Only three supplies required and you’re good-to-go! Everyone in the family can make their own and create a mug as unique as they are. Find instructions here:


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5. Dumbbells

If Dad enjoys an active lifestyle, a pair of dumbbells may be exactly what he needs. Pick up the perfect set for him at your neighborhood sporting goods store:


Photo Credit: Dicks Sporting Goods

6. Personalized Picture Frame

This engraved Dad and Me frame is precious, but if you’re running out of time and can’t wait for this to be shipped to you, why not personalize a frame yourself? Head out to your local arts and crafts store and make this gift all yours! If you like the thought of an engraved frame, check it out here:


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7. Bottle Opening Glass

If you have time to spare because Dad doesn’t mind waiting a bit for his gift, this one might be worth the wait.  Save him the trouble of trying to locate the nearest bottle opener when he needs it most. This cup has one built in!
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Happy Father’s Day from Shea Homes!

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