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2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 13, 2017

New Year's Resolutions for Your HomeNow 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 healthy eating and more exercise, but we would argue that home improvement and care is just as important (your home is where you do most of your living after all!). As you take a look at the coming year with a fresh set of eyes, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your home: 

Remove Excess

Put your house on a diet by getting rid of the junk! Schedule a day to take a good, hard look at all of the things you own, recall the last time you used them, the likelihood that you will use them within the next six months and the value that they bring to your life and your home. If you find items that haven’t been used in ages, that you aren’t likely to use in the near future and that don’t serve a specific purpose in your life or home, put them in a pile and let them go. This practice is simple, yet life-changing when you experience the mental space that is cleared up by simply decluttering. 

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 8, 2016

Get Social
Now that the excesses of the holidays are over, many of us shift into self-improvement mode. It could be the possibilities represented by the dawning of a New Year. (Or maybe it’s our tight pants!) Either way, now is the time to set our New Year’s resolutions. Healthy eating and more exercise usually top the list. Home improvement is right up there too. As you take a look at the coming year with a fresh set of eyes, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your home:

Lose Weight

Put your house on a diet by getting rid of the junk! If you haven’t yet read Marie Kondo’s best-selling de-cluttering book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, order it now. The best $10 investment you can make, and your home will thank you for it. The guiding principle of Kondo’s autonomous Kon Mari method? Keep only that which brings you joy. Simple, yet life-changing.

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Best resolution ever? More fun.

by Shea Homes Colorado on January 16, 2015

 

While there’s nothing wrong with losing weight, saving money, and writing the Great American Novel in 2015, be sure to add some entertainment to your resolution list. A little balance just might make those other goals easier to reach. Kick off the brainstorming with these ideas. Happy New Year!

National Western Stock Show – Jan. 8-25
Stock-Show-Girl-CowIf you’ve never been, it’s high time to enjoy the abundant western charms of this iconic show. New events this year include a BBQ Throwdown competition and the CINCH® Super Shootout Rodeo—a battle of the world’s most elite rodeos. Perennial favorites include the lavish Mexican Rodeo, mutton bustin’ competitions (there’s nothing quite like seeing a five-year-old riding a panicked sheep), horse shows, exhibitions of award-winning chickens and steers, children’s activities, and much more. Ticket prices vary. Learn more.

BackCountry Comedy Night with John Crist – Jan. 17, 7 pm

John-Crist-Comedy-NightSundial House • Cost: $20 per person
Coming to BackCountry’s own Sundial House, award-winning stand-up comedian John Crist has appeared on Live at Gotham and has opened on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Crist’s interactive and improvisational skills ensure that no two shows are exactly alike. His edgy-yet-clean comedy has made him popular among fans of all ages. Space is limited to the first 65 residents. $20 per person. Register online through ActiveNet or at the Sundial House by Monday, January 12.

Five Points: The Cradle of Jazz in the Rockies – Jan. 20, 7-8:30pm

Five-Points-JazzDenver’s Five Points neighborhood has deep connections to the city’s early black history and culture. Through story and song, this special event at the History Colorado Center shares tales from the “Harlem of the West,” which attracted such jazz legends as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong. Led by jazz musician and historian Purnell Steen and his group Le Jazz Machine. Tickets from $6.50-8.50 for museum members; $10-$14 for non-members. Learn more.

Superhero & Princess Party – Jan. 21, 4pm-5pm

Superhero-BackCountry-Party-300pBackCountry kids, grab your tiaras and capes. It’s time for some after-school magic at the Sundial House. Come in your best superhero or princess outfit and enjoy a snack and special appearance by Rapunzel and Spiderman. In order to have enough snacks for all, please register via ActiveNet by Friday, January 16. Open to the first 50 kids.

 

Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga – Jan. 24, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Glow-in-the-dark-yogaIt’s like yoga in a parallel universe, where the mellow, vinyasa flow includes upbeat music, black lights, a disco ball, and best of all, cocktails. Bring your own yoga mat, wear white or neon yoga clothing, and don glow-in-the-dark accessories (if you have them) to make the room glow. Ticket price also includes a glow necklace, one glass of wine or beer, and appetizers. Cash bar available. 75-minute, all-levels class. Ages 21+ only. Recreation Center at Southridge (map). Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of event if not sold out. Learn more.

 

Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore – Jan. 24 at 7:30pm and Jan. 25 at 1pm

Gilbert-and-Sullivan-PinaforeSubtitled The Lass Who Loved a Sailor, this classic comic opera opened in 1878 and was Gilbert and Sullivan’s first international sensation. This lighthearted story of love between the captain’s daughter and a lower-class sailor skewers the British class system, politics, and other timeless topics. Tickets $22-84. Learn more.

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New Year, New Home?

by Shea Homes Northern California on January 6, 2014

 

If your 2014 resolution is to invest in your future, a new home may be the way to go. Whether you are looking for more space for your family or you are ready to downsize, purchasing this year could make the most sense.

Evaluate your situation
Decide if looking for a new home is right for you this year. It may not be the right choice for everyone, but ask yourself if you have outgrown your current abode, if you are tired of maintaining a large residence or if it is time to make your next real estate investment.

Explore what works for your lifestyle
Figuring out where you want to reside is the first step. If you are buying for the first time, decide how much space you will need long term and what size property you feel most comfortable owning. If investing, decide if this will be your vacation home, or strictly an income property, and what that means for you. Make sure you consider future appreciation in the area.

Start looking
Take the plunge and scout out your potential purchasing areas. Ask yourself if you want to stay in the same school district or community. If so, start there. But remember, being open to a few areas may help you find your next dream home at the most affordable price.

Making the decision
When it comes time to buy, you will know. Making a big purchase can be intimidating, but you have done your due diligence, you know what you want, and you are ready to dive in. Whatever your resolutions are for the new year, we at Shea Homes wish you the best as you pursue your goals.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 27, 2013




This time of year, people all over the world are thinking about their hopes for the new year. Is that you? And if so, have you started setting real, achievable goals for yourself? Whether it’s buying a house for the first time, quitting smoking, running a marathon (or just running a mile), or growing closer […]

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