Days of ’47 Events and Activities

Gear up and get ready to celebrate UTAH! In celebration of the settling of Utah on July 24, 1847, known as “Pioneer Day”, Utahans celebrate with rodeos, parades, fireworks and many other events. Take a look at the “Days of ‘47” (http://www.daysof47.com/) planned activities and join in the fun!

Rodeo at Energy Solutions Arena

Wednesday – July 22, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday – July 23, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday – July 24, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

Saturday – July 25, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

Tickets available at: http://smithstix.com/profiles/profile/11231/daysof47rodeo

Join in the Deseret News Classic

Here’s your chance to participate in a classic event that is fun and offers great exercise. Run to the cheers of spectators along The Days of ’47 KSL 5 Parade route.

FULL MARATHON

Friday – July 24, 2015 @ 5:30 a.m.

Begins at the top of Big Mountain, above Emigration Canyon.

HALF MARATHON

Friday – July 24, 2015 @ 6:00 a.m.

Begins at the top of Little Mountain.

10K

Friday – July 24, 2015 @ 6:00 a.m.

Begins at Research Park – 500 South Wakara Way.

(University of Utah campus)

5K

Friday – July 24, 2015 @ 7:00 a.m.

Begins at Wasatch Elementary School, 1150 E. South Temple

Register Here: http://deseretnewsclassic.com/

Sunrise Service at the SLC Mormon Tabernacle

The Days of ’47 Sunrise Service is a free event presented by the Pioneer Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers. Gather at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24th, at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. The program will include wonderful music by the Salt Lake City Institute combined choirs with inspirational talks by Elder Dale G. Renlund, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Ruth Lybbert Renlund.

The Mormon Battalion, in full uniform, will conduct a flag ceremony and the Pledge of Allegiance. The 2015 Days of ’47 Royalty will be introduced by a representative of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers during this short program.

Begin your July 24th Days of ’47 celebration by joining us and be part of history in the Tabernacle with the Sons of Utah Pioneers. Honor those people of Utah and the West who conquered the desert frontier more than a century and a half ago.

The Sunrise Service is open to the public. Please be seated by 6:50 a.m. The program will conclude by 8:00 a.m. to allow everyone to find a spot along The Days of ’47 Parade route.

 

Days of ’47 Parade in Salt Lake City

Colorful floats, bands, horses, clowns and other entries thrill thousands of spectators each year. Many families camp out on the streets the night before to ensure a great seat to catch it all the following morning. The Parade starts at State Street and South Temple.

The parade begins at 9:00 and runs on the following route:

Route starts at South Temple and State Street. Then runs East to 200 East. Then turns South to 900 South. Then turns East to 600 East (Liberty Park).

Outside the Capital City of Salt Lake, Many other events are happening all around Utah!

  • SCERA Shell Theater in Orem hosts Collin Raye and Restless Heart at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and $12 for children, students, and seniors.
  • The Lehi Fire Department is hosting a day full of foam, water games, fire trucks, and watermelon from 2-4pm at the Lehi Sports Complex.
  • Down the road in Spanish Fork, Fiesta Days go the entire week of the 24th. The Midway West Carnival and Fiesta Days rodeo run July 22nd-25th.  Grand Parade starts at 9am with concerts on the Liberty Stage throughout the entire day.  And of course, no major city-wide celebration is complete without fireworks at the SF Sports Park.  Many more activities are going on the entire week, sure to entertain.
  • A rival to the “Stadium of Fire” Fireworks show is in Mapleton, UT. 10:00pm (Approx.) – Fireworks in the Ira Allen Park – (Bring ear protection for small children).

 

 

Enjoy a fun and safe Holiday!

 

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Prepping for the Big Move

You’re moving which is exciting! We know moves can be overwhelming so, we’ve put together a to-do/ Guideline list to help make your move much easier!

As soon as you know you’re moving

Start cleaning out the Holiday closet. Old wrapping paper. Recycle. Old Christmas lights, donate. After you’re done decluttering, get some nice plastic totes, and put all of the stuff that you’re keeping into them.

2 Months Prior

The storage closet (basement),

The thing about these closets (basements) is that they’re full of clutter. Things you may or may not use, but don’t want to move. They’re hard to clean because they’re overwhelming. Here is how we suggest you do it. Without thinking too hard about it, here are some guidelines we like to use. If you haven’t used it in 6 months donate it, recycle it, or toss it. If there are items you just have to keep, get a nice 11 gallon plastic tote for each person in your family, and you/they can only keep what fits in that tote. After you do this, load it up in the car and quickly take it to the DI before you can second guess your choices.

Clean out your junk drawers. Do you really need 100 pens, random screws, etc.?

Go through the closets, yours, the kids, the linen, the pantry (every closet) and donate or throw away whatever items you haven’t used in 1yr to 6 months.

1 Month Prior

Start meal planning with the items you have in your pantry and freezer. I can tell you, no one is going to help you move again if you have 1 million boxes of food that you’re just going to donate/toss, once you unpack it.

Place your out of season clothes into those amazing 11 gallon totes. One less thing you have to think about when packing up the closet.

Go through the kitchen, donate any glassware, pots, pans, appliances you haven’t used in the past year, why give it space your new kitchen if you didn’t use it in your old kitchen.

2 Weeks Prior

Turn your garage into a staging area. Tape off “rooms” and place your packed items into the corresponding “room.” The garage is easy access for your movers, you don’t have to worry about them dirtying the carpet, or nicking the walls if everything is out there already!

Start putting the items you already packed (your out of season clothes, your holiday stuff, and your junk bin) in your garage. Make sure you put a masking tape label on the items so your movers know where they go.

1 Week Prior

Start boxing it up. All of it. Start with the movies, and books, anything you don’t use daily. Then move right on up to your clothes and kitchen items.

2 Days Prior

Have everything packed up, everything, (except the fragile items.) Have the boxes labeled and into the garage. Tip: Make sure you have the bare necessities for you and your family, like you’re going on a vacation)

Pack up the fragile stuff last and place it in a corner of your house that is going to be least bothered by the movers. Fragile boxes should be the last out of your old home, and first into your new home.

Get that blue tape and tape all of your drawers to the dressers so they don’t fly open during the moving process.

Move all the furniture (besides your mattress) to the main story living room, your living space may look like a hoarders dream, but really you are just being efficient. Make sure you put masking tape on it so your movers know where to take it.

1 Day Prior

Clean and clean like you’ll never clean again. Scrub all surfaces, vacuum, dust and mop. This will make your final touch up, that much easier.

In the evening, relax, go get some dinner, and have a picnic on your kitchen floor, and Think about how much easier and smoother tomorrow is going to be.

Get a good night’s rest, you’re moving in to your beautiful new home tomorrow!

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Around The Area

Utah Valley is one of the most fun, interactive places to be in the summertime. With the weather warmed up to max and the kids being out of school there are so many activities happening in the surrounding area.

Here are some great activities that can be done to pass those long summer days with the kids, as well as some economical passes to buy to get you loads of fun and entertainment this summer.

  • Try one of the many child-friendly hiking trails in Utah Valley.
  • Check out the Peppermint Place in American Fork.
  • Visit Thanksgiving Point and check out their website to see all of the incredible activities available all summer long including their Dinosaur Museum.
  • Float the Provo River (go on a sunny day because it can get a bit chilly).
  • Do a neighborhood bonfire and roast mallows and hotdogs up Provo or American Fork Canyon.
  • Check out Discovery Park in Pleasant Grove.
  • Try many of the indoor-outdoor swimming attractions located in Utah Valley.
  • Visit the Springville Museum of Art and their summer display.
  • Run one of the many family friendly 5K’s in the area.
  • Take a shot at the Public Libraries in the area. Most of the Libraries do story-time and play movies for children as well as Teddy-Bear lunches/activities.
  • Take a visit to our many ski resorts and take a ski lift ride through the beautiful countryside.
  • Visit the nearby Aquarium.
  • Take a Scenic Train ride on the Heber Creeper just up Provo Canyon.
  • Check out the Pass of All Passes (sometimes can be purchased through your Child’s school) to get into Seven Peaks all summer as well as many other promotional activities that are all family friendly and fun.
  • Lehi ‘Roundup’ June 20-28: http://www.lehi-ut.gov/discover/roundup/


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Schools

Alpine School District:  Alpine School District services the northern part of Utah County and most of the schools in our Flagship Communities as well as over 85 schools and upwards of 70,000+ students. Alpine School District is the largest District in the state of Utah and one of the top ranked. Alpine School District, its Board Members and School Affiliates work tirelessly to, “Work with students, parents and District employees to provide students with educational opportunities, prepare for the world of work, and develop attributes of citizenship necessary in a democratic society.”

Nebo School District: “Your Partner in Education”, Nebo is one of the leading school districts in Utah. Nebo services the southern part of Utah County with 40 schools and over 30,000 students and is the fastest growing district in the state. Known for their dedication to education, collaboration and empowering their students for success, Nebo School District houses dedicated, caring teachers, administrators and staff members ready to make your child’s schooling experience exceptional.

Community Schools:

White Rail located in Spanish Fork (Nebo):

Rees Elementary (http://rees.nebo.edu/)

Diamond Fork Junior High (http://dfjhs.nebo.edu/)

Maple Mountain High School (http://mmhs.nebo.edu/)

LeCheminant located in Vineyard:

Vineyard Elementary (http://vineyard.alpineschools.org/)

Lake Ridge Junior High (http://lakeridge.alpineschools.org/)

Mountain View High School (http://mvhs.alpineschools.org/)

Waters Edge coming soon to Vineyard:

Vineyard Elementary (http://vineyard.alpineschools.org/)

Lake Ridge Junior High (http://lakeridge.alpineschools.org/)

Mountain View High School (http://mvhs.alpineschools.org/)

Silver Lake located in Eagle Mountain:

Pony Express Elementary (http://ponyexpress.alpineschools.org/)

Frontier Middle School (http://frontier.alpineschools.org/)

Vista Heights Middle School (http://vistaheights.alpineschools.org/)

West Lake High School (http://whs.alpineschools.org/)

Hillcrest Condos located in Saratoga Springs:

Riverview Elementary (http://riverview.alpineschools.org/)

Willow Creek Middle School (http://willowcreek.alpineschools.org/)
West Lake High School (http://whs.alpineschools.org/)

Willis coming soon to Lehi:

Meadow Elementary (http://meadow.alpineschools.org/)

Thunder Ridge Elementary (http://thunderridge.alpineschools.org/)

Willow Creek Middle School (http://willowcreek.alpineschools.org/)

Lehi Junior High School (http://lehijr.alpineschools.org/)

Lehi High School (http://lhs.alpineschools.org/)

 

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PETS

We  know that to many people, including ourselves our pets are considered family.

Though with the love and adoration pets can bring us. The mess, and stress that they can cause when it comes to our homes can be a little overwhelming. Especially if you’re moving into a brand new home.

So here are some of our tricks and tips to keep your new home, new, and you and your family pets happy!

  1. Pick a flooring that works for you and your furry friends, sometimes a dark laminate looks great in a model home, but may not look so great when your light haired furry friends are living in the house. We suggest light colored laminate and tile.
  2. Have a dog who needs to run? Look at the yard size of homes similar to  the one you’re purchasing to make sure you’ll have enough space.
  3. Upgrade to the memory foam, waterproof carpet pad. One day you’ll have a St.Bernard (or animal) who drips more water onto the floor than it actually drinks. This Carpet pad will help keep those stains from reappearing after a few years.
  4. Some pets are big enough to count as two humans. Make sure when you’re looking for a new home, you have enough space that all the people and pets in your home so everyone will feel comfortable and not overwhelmed.
  5. When moving, board your furry friends, or ask a good friend or family member to watch them. You don’t want them sneaking out while you are busy moving in.
  6. For dogs have a plan in place for when they have to go out. Chances are you won’t have a fence or a landscaped back yard as soon as you move in. Be ready with towels to wipe off mud, a tie out, and make sure your pup is microchipped and  has its collar on before letting it out. Another great option is an in ground electric fence, these awesome fences are great for keeping your pets inside their boundaries, without an actual fence!
  7. For the first 6 months you are in a new home with a cat, do not let it outside. Many cats need time to get readjusted to the area and the home prior to being able to roam free.
  8. Meet your neighbors, especially if your neighbors have kids or other animals. You want to make sure your pets know your neighbors, and your neighbors know your pets. This helps keep people and furry friends relaxed.
  9. Look into a dog walking service. Sometimes when you move, your commute may be longer, or your animals may have a little anxiety  in a new place. A dog walker can help keep yours and your friends stress levels down. Here are a few local companies that have dog walking services
    1. Merry Pets Utah
    2. Train, Walk, Poop.
  10. Have designated animal areas, know where all of your furry friends will be sleeping, eating, drinking prior to moving in. Make sure all your family knows where their new boundaries are.

Remember our Silver Lake subdivision has a great walking path, Vineyard has a park close by, and our Hillcrest Condos are pet friendly! Just remember your animal etiquette and your new place will be 100 times better than the last, for you and your pets!

 

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WILLIES AUGUST 2015

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AUGUST 2015Willes Site Plan RenderingWe are excited to announce that we will be breaking ground on new homes in August 2015 at our

new Willies, Lehi Site. Click below to request more information as it comes available.




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KITCHENS

Kitchens are the true gathering places of the modern family. It is where you see your kids off to school, your partner off to work, and it is usually the first room you walk into after a long day out and about.

We are also suckers for a good kitchen because we love to bake, cook, and of course eat.

Here is a list of some things you need to consider when building a kitchen that’s perfect for you.

  1. How often do you cook?
  2. Currently do you wish you had more counter space?
  3. Currently do you wish you had more cabinets?
  4. Do you have kids?
  5. Do you eat at the counter a lot?
  6. Do you wish you had lights under the cabinets during your late night snacking sessions?
  7. Gas or electric?
  8. Do you entertain a lot?
  9. Do you like a big pantry’s or will a smaller closet do?
  10. How much time do you spend in your kitchen on a daily basis?

Meanwhile while we will be over here salivating over our dream kitchen, here are some pics of some of our favorite kitchen’s we’ve built.

We would also love to see your dream kitchens! So comment below, or Tag us in your Instagrams, Pinterest, and Facebook posts @flagshiphomes

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Bonus Rooms

The main purpose of a home is to live in it. Though our homes end up being, a gathering place, a toy bin, and a hotel geared towards in-laws. With your home taking on all of these responsibilities, it is nice to have a room that can meet all of these needs.

This is where we introduce the Bonus Room. Aka, loft space, play room, guest bed, and office.

Here is how we have used these rooms in our homes.

A play room, this keeps toys and kids out of the main living areas, making keeping things straight a little easier.

An office – Our Silver Lake and Vineyard Model homes each have a loft space, and each of them holds a desk and a chair, in the perfectly lit room.

TV room- If you have Teens, or a man who needs a man cave, these spaces are perfect for that. Each one can easily accommodate a couch, TV, chair and coffee table.

A sitting area- Sometimes you need a little space to yourself, these can easily accommodate a few book shelves and chairs, add a sofa bed to turn it into a make shift sleeping area during the holidays!

Here is a list of the many homes we build that offer these great bonus rooms.

Stone Ridge

Alpine

Spruce

Redwood
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We would love to help you design the perfect living space for you! So stop by our models and let our agents show you all the ways you can make a Flagship Home perfect for you.

We would also love to see how you guys style your bonus rooms. So comment below, or Tag us in your Instagram or Facebook posts @flagshiphomes

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The Hickory

We are excited to present The Hickory.

4 Bed

2.5 Bath

Amazing open living space on the main

A beautifully set up kitchen.

The 2nd story living space has

Great sized bedrooms, with roomy closets.

A Large landing

A bonus space

A usable Laundry room

A large master bedroom with a master bath that was designed to fit your needs!

This home has lots of windows which helps the already open floor plan feel even more spacious

The starting price in our Silver Lake subdivision is $284,990*
It is also  available in White Rail and Le Cheminant.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Kitchen

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Kitchen

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2nd Bath

 

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Bonus Area

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*Pricing of the Hickory will vary depending on the Subdivision, Elevation and the upgrades chosen. These photos are a representation of the hickory, each hickory will be built according to the specifications set by the buyer or the builder, not all options shown in the photos are available, or standard.

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Mother’s Day DIY Gifts and Fun!

Not sure what to get the mom in your life? Or are you like us and are wonderful gift giving procrastinators? Here are some really great DIY gift ideas, that will score you some extra brownie points with those mommas.

All of these can be accomplished in less than an hour, and are simple enough the littlies can help out, making the gift that much more special.

Just Remember to add some love.

Personalized Photo Coasters:

These take five minutes and are a cute way  for her to shamelessly share more pictures of the adorable children in her life!

What You’ll Need:

  • Four 4-by-4-inch white tiles
  • Four 4-by-4-inch square pictures
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Length of ribbon
  • Clear spray sealant

 Directions:

  • Cut four small one-inch squares from the felt for each tile, and use a hot glue gun to stick one square of felt to each corner of the tile. Give the dry photo coasters a quick coat of clear spray sealant, which will completely moisture-proof the finished project.
  • Cut out the pictures, rounding the edges, which gives the finished photo coasters a nice look. Coat the front of the tile with a thin layer of Mod Podge, then center and press a picture to the tile. Let dry for 20 minutes, then coat the top of the picture with a light coating of Mod Podge, brushing horizontally then vertically. Let dry for another 20 minutes and then lightly coat again, sealing the top of the coaster and ensuring the photo is completely adhered to the tile.
  • Pick up small white tiles at your local home goods store, which will run you less than a dollar each. You can also go with a colored tile for a more personalized DIY. Select pictures to use for the project, resize to four by four inches on your computer, then print. Select images to fit the special day, such as cute shots of your nieces and nephews for Mother’s Day, snow-filled pictures for the holiday seasons, or fun snaps for a special birthday

Tassel Lap Blanket:

This is a simple way to spice up a lap quilt that will leave your mother thinking of you when she cuddles up each night.

Materials:

-Find a little knit lap(twin size) blanket that you think your Mother would enjoy (Ikea and Target have plenty that are darling and inexpensive).
-Piece of cardboard 7×7 inches (for chunky tassels, or use your hand for smaller tassels)
-3 skeins of yarn
-Scissors
-Matching thread to yarn colors

Steps:

  • Take your yarn and begin to wrap it around your cardboard or your hand.
  • Continue wrapping until you reach a desired thickness. For chunky tassels wrap around about 55 times, for less chunky, wrap 30 times.
  • Then cut the yarn and take a new piece of yarn and tuck it through (horizontally) the wrapped yarn. Pull the new piece to the very top and then tie a knot.
  • Now cut through all the layers of yarn at the bottom of the tassel. It is easier to tie the top knot loose, then tie it tight once the yarn is cut off the cardboard.
  • Take another piece of yarn (a little longer than the length of your tassel) and tie off the top of the tassel. Then tuck the strings of the tie in so it blends with the rest of the tassel.
  • Then repeat and tie off another section of the tassel, creating two balls.
  • Make as many tassels for each side of the blanket in alternating colors as you wish.
  • Now get your thread and needle.
  • Take your tassel and make one or two more knots on top, then cut off excess string.
  • Sew on the tassel, in a repeated loop, so the thread is unnoticeable. Now snuggle up!

 Decorated Apron:

Who doesn’t love a little personal touch to your cooking apron? Try out this simple decorative apron project to share with your Mother/Grandmother this Mother’s Day.

  • Buy a plain white apron from any craft store and some acrylic paint. Gather your kids around and decorate something sweet for your Mother’s Day project.
  • Let it sit to dry for 24 hrs. before wrapping it up.

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