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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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Holiday Outings in the Desert

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 15, 2017

Holiday Outings in the DesertThe holidays are here and that means there are festivities all around the Valley for the whole family to enjoy. We put together a list of some of the events taking place this month and into the New Year. Shea Homes® wishes you peace, and joy this holiday season!

Las Noches de las Luminarias

Through December 30, 2017

Stroll the pathways of the Desert Botanical Garden as it glows with over 8,000 hand-lit Luminaria bags. Don’t miss out on a warm cup of cider or cocoa with the family as you walk the elegant garden trails. For more information, visit: https://www.dbg.org/events/las-noches-de-las-luminarias-0

ZooLights

Through January 14, 2018

See the animals come to life through lighted displays at the Phoenix Zoo. Walk the park while looking at the glimmering lights while trying to spot dinosaurs in the desert. Ride the camels and the carousel, too. For more fun, visit: http://www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/.

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker

Through December 24, 2017

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the magic of The Nutcracker as it illuminates the stage at the Phoenix Symphony with more than 150 performers. Truly a holiday tradition. For more information, visit: http://balletaz.org/performance/the-nutcracker-2017/

Lights of the World Lantern Festival

Through January 2, 2018

Explore the Arizona State Fairgrounds as it fills with Chinese traditional lanterns, state-of-the-art technology, and lights galore. Enjoy the culture, cuisine, and entertainment for the whole family. For more information, visit: https://lightsoftheworldus.com/

Christmas at the Princess

Through December 31, 2017

Skate and twirl around in the ice skating rink, and enjoy the resort’s holiday-themed spectacle. Spot the lights on more than 100 trees, the 14-foot poinsettias, the large-scale toy soldiers, and more. For more information, visit: http://www.fairmont.com/scottsdale/promotions/christmas-at-the-princess/

Christmas in Color

Through December 30, 2017

Lights and holiday music! Stay warm and cozy in your car as you make your way through this Christmas tunnel at Goodyear Ballpark. It is truly a Willy Wonka–like attraction that will wrap you in a magical display of animated lights, giant candy canes, snowmen, and holiday creatures. For more information, visit: http://christmasincolor.net/

Glendale Glitters

Through January 6, 2018

Year after year Glendale Glitters dazzles the crowds every Friday and Saturday night of the holiday season with concerts, food, horse- drawn carriages, and twinkling lights decorating all of downtown. For more information, visit: https://www.glendaleaz.com/glitters/

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‘Tis the season to make your home jolly

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 8, 2017

Decorating your home for the holidays can be fun and something special that the whole family gets to enjoy. Every year we unload the great big holiday boxes from the attic, remembering all of the fun decorations filled with memories that have been collected over the years. We at Shea Homes® recognize these moments and with the help of some of our favorite Phoenix-area Etsy shops we have put together a few of our favorite holidays finds whether it be for your own home for your family to cherish through the years or a gift to someone you love. Consider these local stores your one stop shop for all things holiday this season.

Signs, Wreaths and Home Décor- SignsStuffnThings (Gilbert, AZ)
Signs Stuff n Things Photo Credit: SignsStuffnThings

Sisters Michelle and Cheryl had a dream of starting a business for years, and in 2013 they made their dreams a reality by taking over a part of Michelle’s home to create an office and studio to design and create everything their Etsy shoppers get to enjoy! The sisters explain that their operation is truly a family affair, often recruiting their children and husbands to join in on the fun. Check out SignsStuffnThings for handcrafted items such as wood signs, wreaths, and home décor — not just for the holiday season, but all year long.

Burlap Table Runners- HotCocoaDesign (Phoenix, AZ)
Hot Cocoa DesignPhoto Credit: HotCocoaDesign

Originally from Eastern Europe, Elena moved to the United States nearly 20 years ago and is now a proud American citizen residing in Phoenix, Arizona. All table linens sold on HotCocoaDesign are designed and created by Elena making her a one woman show. Have something specific you are looking for in a table linen? Most of the linens Elena creates are custom designed!

Greeting Cards, Gift Tags, Wall Art, & Custom Designs-SimplyCBoutique (Surprise, AZ)
Simply C BoutiquePhoto Credit: SimplyCBoutique

Cheryl is the passionate owner, designer, photographer, and creator behind SimplyCBoutique, which she started in 2011. Scrapbooking for years, she then turned to making cards. That led to the creation of home décor, cards, gift tags, address labels and even magnets.

Banners- BekahJennings (Mesa, AZ)
Bekah JenningsPhoto Credit: BekahJennings (Phoenix, Arizona)

Bekah Jennings got her inspiration back in 2008 when her 5-year-old son was using stamps with paint on chipboard. Now, almost a decade later, each banner she creates is hand stamped in paint, distressed, and strung on ribbon. To meet the demands of a growing business, in 2010 Bekah asked her Aunt Johnell to join her as a partner, making it a family affair. Too see more hand crafted banners for every season, visit BekahJennings.

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Holiday Decor for Your Dining Room Table!

by Shea Homes Southern California on November 10, 2017

 

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November is here and the weather is finally cooling down, which means it officially feels like the holidays here in Southern California! We know you’re excited to decorate your home, and we want to help you make it as merry and bright as possible, starting with your dining room table. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we found some beautiful tablescapes to help get you inspired. Check them out below!

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This project from http://jennysteffens.blogspot.com/  is great for craft enthusiasts and would like FABULOUS in your new dining room at Julep! The time for pumpkin carving may be over, but any piece of decor that will bring your dinner table to life this season is okay in our book. Find the pumpkin that speaks to you, scoop and clean out the inside, and pick your flowers of choice for the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece. Instructions HERE.
     https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5d/f8/8e/5df88e542ba1f4617bbba85fed74a02a.pngWooden Placemats.Bring the outdoors to your dinner table by using wooden placemats. This cool idea by http://jennycollier.com will add character to your table and will set the tone for the season. Your guests will especially love them here in this dining space at Cortesa! Example HERE

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Honoring our Heroes

November 10, 2017

Today, we gather to honor, thank and remember the women and men who have defended our freedom and country, those who have selflessly served to keep us safe. Today, we remember to celebrate and to thank our heroes every day. The Heroes Reward Program is just one small way we at Shea Homes® Arizona show […]

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Shea Homes and Arizona Cardinals to Host Free Event at Grand Opening in Gilbert

November 3, 2017

Looking for some fun for the whole family on Veterans Day? Join Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals as we “kick-off” the latest new home community, Compass at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, for a “House of Cards” community grand opening event, which will be held from noon- 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. It’s free, […]

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October Family Fun Around the Valley!

October 6, 2017

October 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 – […]

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Labor Day Weekend Activities in the Phoenix Area for the Whole Family

September 1, 2017

As we enter into Labor Day weekend, we would like to wish you and your family a fun-filled, safe holiday. In order to help you stay cool while you celebrate, we have put together a list of some fun events throughout the Valley that are designed with family in mind. Enjoy!  SCOTTSDALE On Saturday, September […]

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4th of July Events Around The Valley of the Sun

June 30, 2017

With Independence Day just days away, we have put together a list of some fun Valley events you might want to check out. Be safe and enjoy!

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Remembering Heroes

May 26, 2017

During this long weekend, we take time to remember and honor those who have stood on the front lines to protect their country and to provide freedom to all of those who call it home. On Memorial Day, we pause to thank the heroes that have sacrificed their lives for us. We also remember the […]

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