St. George Parade of Homes Feb. 17-26

The southern utah home builders Association and Zions Bank present the 22nd Annual St. George Area Parade of Homes.

This event runs from February 17-26, 2012 and showcases 28 unique homes throughout Southern Utah. The St. George Parade of Homes is the perfect place to see the latest in home building, excellent craftsmanship and to gain interior design, home décor and landscaping ideas. Homes are open from 10 am to 7 pm daily except for February 26th when they close at 5 pm.

The St. George Parade of Homes features the Ence Home, the Arroyo Rojo. Priced at $389,900, this Southwest-Tuscan style four bedroom, 3 bathrooms is located in Northridge and is a spacious 2,228 square feet. With thePineValleyMountains in the background, this roomy layout is open, contemporary and very family friendly.

Tickets are on sale online and at RedCliffsMall, Lin’s Markets. They go on sale for February 16th for $12.50 a piece with a $1.25 online convenience fee. Parking has been made easy with the St. George Shuttle. You can reserve your shuttle pass by calling 855-757-7433 or by visiting for $25 per ticket and be dropped off right in front.

Come out to the St. George Parade of Homes and enter the free giveaway. You’ll have a chance to win Coral Cliffs movie passes, Riverwalk Grill gift card, a 55’ LG flay Screen TV or a one-week stay atThompsonMansion. All you have to do is visit a minimum of 14 homes, have your ticket marked off and bring you used tickets to Boulevard Home Furnishings.

New Year Must Haves for Your New Home

Congratulations! You’ve purchased a new home for the New Year. As you settle into your house there are some items you should have for your new home in St. George house. Ence Homes suggests these must-haves for your home.

New room – Since you’re in a new home you may want to finally designate that study, home gym, doll room or man cave you’ve always wanted.

Gadgets – Consider buying a new TV just in time for the Super Bowl and basketball season or installing a sound system to hear music throughout your new home in St. George home. A gaming console is great for fun times and a way to spend quality time with your friends and family. A digital camera is a way to capture precious moments and events. You may even be able to find some great steal on the items you didn’t get during the holidays.

Furniture – Another must-have for your new home is new furniture. After all, it should be out with the old and in with the new. You don’t have to purchase new furniture for you’re your entire home. A brand new bedroom set, dining room table or living room set just may do.

Accessories – Spruce up your new home in St. George home with some accessories. Art, vases, candles, rugs, houseplants are great items to add pizzazz and complement your new furniture and home décor.

Garden – Just because it’s wintertime doesn’t mean you can’t garden. You can plant your favorite wintertime plants, fruits and vegetables in the ground or in containers.

Welcome to the Ence Homes community and we wish you the best gathering those must-haves for your new home.

Tips for Hosting New Year’s Eve parties

Ence Homes suggests these eight tips for hosting your 2012 New Year’s Eve party at your homes in St. George.

K-I-S-S – Though you may be planning to share a kiss with your loved one when the clock strikes midnight, it’s also important to keep it super simple when planning your New Year’s Eve party. There’s no need overdo the party or your decorations. A simple party is always fun and you can use some of your Christmas ornaments to fill vases and other holiday trinkets for your New Year décor.

RSVP – Send out RSVP cards to get a count of how many guests are coming to your party.

Party Favors – Horns, noisemakers, hats and confetti are fan favorites sure to bring out the kid in every one.

Food Menu – Hors d’oeuvres and appetizers are simple foods to serve. Chips and salsa, meatballs, mini crab cakes, mini pizza’s, sandwich wraps, deviled eggs, cold cuts and vegetable platters and mozzarella sticks are easy to make. Keep in mind those guests who have allergies, are vegetarian or vegan.

Toast – Serve champagne for the midnight toast but have an alternative like sparkling cider available for guests who don’t drink. Sodas, water and juice are great to have too. If you’re serving alcohol make sure there are designated drivers for your guests to get home safely and have the number to local taxicab companies. You may even want to designate a room or two in your homes in St. George for guests who may need to spend the night.

Game Night – Board games, card games and a friendly game of poker are fun ways to keep the party going all night.

Music – Rock out to the top jams of 2011 or to your favorite tunes all night. Invite your guests to share their favorite songs to add to your New Year’s Eve party playlist.

Have Fun – New Year’s Eve is a time to have fun. Relax and enjoy bringing in the New Year with your friends, family and homes in St. George neighbors.

We hope you had a great 2011 and from our family to yours we wish you a prosperous 2012. Happy New Year!


Great Christmas gifts under $25

Ence Homes suggests these five great Christmas gifts all under $25 as you look to complete your Christmas shopping for this year.If there’s an avid golfer or tennis player in your family then you cannot go wrong with buying golf balls or tennis balls for them this Christmas. This gift is sure to help you’re loved one improve their game and there are plenty of good brands available under $25. The golf balls will definitely come in handy for those residents that are able to practice their game on the putting green or golf course in there St. George new homes communities.

For the movie lovers on your Christmas list consider DVD’s. There are plenty of DVD’s/Blu-Ray movies, TV box sets or trilogies your movie fans can add to their collection. A popular DVD this year is the Justin Bieber: Never Say Never DVD. This is a great gift for your kids who may have Bieber Fever and costs about $19.99 at your local retailer.

Multi-tools are fan favorites amongst the gadget lovers. They’re compact, can be stored in many places and great to have for fixing up things around your St. George new homes.

Wine and champagne aficionados will enjoy the champagne opener. It’s easy, practical to use and costs about $20. This will come in handy all year long for opening up bottles for any occasion including dinner parties or romantic evenings. An alternative is bottle openers on your iPhone case that you can bring anywhere.

Digital picture frames and digital key chains are great Christmas gifts that are priced for under $25. These are great ways to keep precious memories with you around your home, at work and while you’re on the go.

Whether you’re on a budget or just looking for great gifts at a reasonable price these are great gifts for you to get those on your Christmas list. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!


Christmas Events in St. George

Ence Homes encourages you to get into the Christmas spirit by bringing your family out to Tuacahn’s Christmas in the Canyon and The Forgotten Carols near your new home in St. George, UT.Christmas in the Canyon kicked off the day after Thanksgiving and is open every evening, Thursday through Saturday, until Friday, December 23rd. There will be hot chocolate, Christmas lights and Christmas music for your enjoyment and entertainment. The Tuacahn Gift Gallery will also be open for your Christmas shopping needs. Santa Claus is available for your kids nightly from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM. Entrance into this event is absolutely free. A Live Nativity scene, with real live camels and period costumes, will also be shown each night in the Amphitheatre at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM. The cost is $2.00 per ticket or $10.00 per family. The Live Nativity is a great way for you and your family to come and see what Christmas is truly about.

Another event near your new home in St. George, UT is The Forgotten Carols. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Michael McLean’s play. The show runs from Wednesday, December 14th until Friday, December 16th at Dixie State College in the Cox Auditorium beginning at 7:30 PM each night. Tickets are now on sale ranging in price from $14.50 to $30.50. Group discounts are available by calling the box office at (435) 652-7800. For more details visit their site.

From the Ence family to yours, enjoy this season’s festivities close to your new home in St. George, UT and have a wonderful and merry Christmas.

Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving in your New Home

You’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home. As your prepare for Turkey Day there are things to keep in mind. Here are tips for hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your new home in St. George, UT.

Prepare ahead of time as much as possible. Pre-select your Thanksgiving dinner menu, know how many guests you’re having, how much you’re planning to serve, where everyone will eat and where your serving station will be. Look through your supplies to see if you need any additional serving trays, pots and pans, utensils and dishes.

Cook as much as you can ahead of time to alleviate the stress and pressure of Thanksgiving Day. For a juicy and delicious turkey, leave enough time for it to thaw and not to overcook it.

Set the mood by placing Thanksgiving ornaments and scented candles throughout your house, adding centerpieces to your table and hanging a Thanksgiving wreath on your new home in St. George, UT door.

Even though you’re the host, enlist the help of your guests. They can assist by cooking, decorating, setting the table and cleaning up. If a guest asks if they should bring something, say yes! A potluck is a great idea, especially if it’s your first year as host. Your guests can bring a desert, wine or a dish or two to accompany your main course. This will allow you to spend more time with your friends and family and less time in the kitchen.

Party favors for your guests to take home are a way to thank them for sharing the holiday with you. Keep them practical and Thanksgiving themed. Popular party favors include miniature pumpkins, mini bottles of maple syrup, scented candles, decorative baked goods and spiced candied nuts.

Remember, Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and share this holiday with your friends and family. Following these tips for hosting Thanksgiving at your new home in St. George, UT should help make this years Turkey Day run smooth. Ence Homes wishes your and your guests a wonderful Thanksgiving. Gobble, gobble!


Jubilee of Trees Event

This year marks the 31st annual Jubilee of Trees, an event the Ence family has been a long-time supporter of. It will take place from November 16, 2011 to November 21, 2011 at the premier Dixie Convention Center in St. George.

The Dixie Convention Center is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm, except for Friday, November 18th and Monday, November 21st. They will close early on Friday at 4pm and remain open late on Monday until 8pm.

The Jubilee of Trees event, which is the largest showcase of trees between Salt Lake and Las Vegas, attracts many people from the southern Utah area and is pleasing for attendees of all ages. This event would definitely be a great experience for Ence Homes home builder in St. George, UT residents to attend.

This six-day affair will be a marvelous display of various Christmas designs featuring holiday décor and wreaths, gingerbread houses, full size custom designed Christmas trees and mini and table-top trees. The festive décor is sure to provide you with inspirational ideas to decorate your tree, front door and interior of your custom home builder in St. George, UT house during the upcoming holiday season.

The Jubilee of Trees helps raise money for the not-for-profit hospital, Dixie Regional Medical Center, to advance their Children’s Services. Kick off the Christmas season right and get into the festive spirit by attending the Jubilee of Trees for a noble cause and good times with your fellow home builder in St. George, UT neighbors.


Decorate for Halloween

Halloween is a time for creative and outrageous ideas. As you get your costumes ready and prepare for trick-or-treaters on October 31st, Ence Homes suggests these tips for decorating your Mesquite, NV homes for this fun and exciting holiday.

Line your driveway and walkway with glowing jack-o-lanterns to create a welcoming path to your home. Convert your front yard into a spooky yard by adding a scarecrow prop, bats on trees, a pumpkin patch, graveyard ghosts, witches’ cauldron and tombstones throughout. Create an eerie window scene by adding creepy window silhouettes.

Your doors and doorways are a quick a relatively cheap way to decorate for Halloween. Transform your front door by hanging a witches’ broom and garland or Halloween themed door cover over it. A Halloween wreath or small door decoration are always a nice and creative touch. Another idea is to hang up yellow Caution tape that you can easily put on your doors and have a sign that reads, “Enter at Your Own Risk.” Inside, cover some of your doorways with cobwebs or hang a drape or cloth in the doorway.

Use lighting to enhance the mood at your Mesquite, NV homes. Turn down the lights throughout your home, have them flicker or use a strobe light. Change the bulbs of your outdoor lights to black to produce mystery.

If you’re having a Halloween party, don’t forget the witch’s broom place card holders that are easy to make. They also make a great arts and crafts project for you and your kids. Add Halloween themed favors like Sippy cups, pens, skeletons and stickers around your house. Place play spiders throughout your home, especially in areas your guests would least expect them.

By following these tips your house should be the spookiest in your Mesquite, NV homes neighborhood without costing too much. But remember, Halloween isn’t Halloween without great sound effects so tune your i-Pod to play scary tunes. Have fun and enjoy!


Ence Homes Open House

Join Ence Homes on this Saturday, October 1st as they hold an Open House for their Tuscany Ridge model home in their new homes in St. George, UT community. The open house will run from 10 am – 6 pm.

Tuscany Ridge is conveniently located off Dixie Drive. These homes include single and two-story homes with Tuscan and Southwest-European architecture. It’s a great neighborhood in a convenient location for you and your family. Tuscany Ridge is a neighborhood located close to schools, restaurants, shops, the cinemas and walking and bike trails.

This new energy efficient Ence Home model is a one story, 1,608 square foot home that includes three bedrooms, two baths, a three-car garage. There’s plenty of closet space because the master bathroom has his and hers walk in closets, a feature you’re sure to enjoy.

With no HOA fees for the Tuscany Ridge neighborhood, you’ll sure to save money by living in this Ence Homes new homes in St. George, UT neighborhood. This should definitely be a welcomed bonus for any prospective homebuyer.

The open house takes places in conjunction with the St. George Marathon & Huntsman World Senior Games. The St. George Marathon & Huntsman World Senior Games is an annual event that promotes friendship, world peace and health through games, concerts, health screenings and additional celebrations. So while you’re enjoying the festivities of the St. George Marathon & Huntsman World Senior Games event stop on by the Tuscany Ridge open house to view their new homes in St. George, UT model home.

Simple living room updates for fall

With a change of season quickly approaching consider changing the décor in your living room. Ence Homes suggests the following simple living room updates for fall in your new homes in St. George, UT.

Changing the colors in your living room with warm and rich tones is an easy and simple way to update your home for fall. Select a dark colored slipcover to position over your couch and add some throw pillows with hues to compliment the slipcover and your living room walls. Think about altering the colors of your lampshades and adding beaded garland to them to add more pizzazz in your living room.

Not only can the colors in your new homes in St. George, UT living room change, but also you can add a statement piece. Consider hanging clocks on your Ence Homes wall dedicated to their specific time zones if you’re a traveler, have a favorite city or even a dream city you’d love to visit. This can turn into a fun arts and crafts project by fixing up some old clocks or making new ones.

Another simple and cost effective way to change the look of your living room is by adding a fall colored table runner to your coffee table. You can spruce up the coffee table more by placing candles set in popcorn kernels or autumn potpourri. Buy plenty since you may decide to put the candles and potpourri in designated areas throughout the rest of your new homes in St. George, UT. Decorate your end tables by placing pumpkins or fall themed books on them.