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At Home Tips for the Best Sleep Possible- Lake Havasu Az

At Home Tips for the Best Sleep Possible- Lake Havasu Az

At Home Tips for the Best Sleep Possible- Lake Havasu Az

At Home Tips for the Best Sleep Possible- Lake Havasu Az

A lot of us folks find ourselves wanting to just hibernate during the cold winter but here in Lake Havasu Az, winters are warm and cozy still. You may, however, want to hibernate anyways just because you know it is winter. Nonetheless, sleep is of the utmost importance no matter what the seasonal influence is. Did you know that there are actual hacks you can do within your home to improve your sleep? Let’s dive right in for some better zzzs!

It is no secret that sleep improves the quality of your life. Your mood, your happiness, your outlook on life and ability to tackle the day depend on you getting enough good sleep. Something a lot of us do not get on a regular basis. So without having to go to a sleep doctor, here are some at home remedies:

  1. Sleep in full darkness

That’s correct! Get rid of the extra lighting in your bedroom. Get some blackout shades if needed, and remove night-lights.

  1. De-clutter

Look to your bedroom as a sanctuary. A messy room can cause for added stress and in turn, affect your sleep. Keep your room as clean and de-cluttered as possible to get the best night’s sleep. Also, a great tip is to make your room bedroom friendly. Simply meaning, only keep bedroom items in it, not bills or other unrelated bedroom items. Don’t make it an office, or workout space. Leave it as your BED room!

  1. Keep the TV to the Living Room

Snuggling in bed sounds ideal when you just want to relax and catch up on your favorite show. But, the screen light can seriously interrupt your sleep. Smartphones and televisions emit a blue light which is proven to be harmful to your sleep patterns.

  1. Air quality always matters!

Bedrooms tend to collect dust and dirt almost faster than the main living areas of your home. It is important to remember to keep your room as dust free as possible for optimal breathing while sleeping. Dust the fan, the bedframe, headboard, nightstand(s), and lamps regularly. Go one step further and get an indoor plant to improve air quality. There are plenty of options for indoor plants, and ones that do not require a lot of light to thrive.

  1. Make it cozy

Going back to the whole sanctuary point, it just can’t be stressed enough. Let your room set the mood for relaxation by having cozy paint colors and décor, and inviting, relaxing scents. Lavender and eucalyptus mint are always a great option for a zin fragrance.

If you are looking for better sleep, (and you probably are), try some of these tips out tonight!

This At Home Tips for the Best Sleep Possible- Lake Havasu Az information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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3780 Yonder Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ

3780 Yonder Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ

 

 

Lake Havasu Annual Halloween Celebration

Lake Havasu Annual Halloween Celebration

Lake Havasu Annual Halloween Celebration

Lake Havasu Annual Halloween Celebration

Trick-or-treat in Downtown Lake Havasu this Friday for Halloween! Celebrate one of our community’s favorite and most fun holiday with your kids, friends, and family in a safe and giving environment. The Shops at Lake Havasu will be open for fun, shopping, and best of all-free candy! In addition to the Shops, there will also be games, bouncy inflatables, fun zones, and a human piñata! After all of the candy-getting, attend a walk down the “haunted hallway” and see a free showing of a favorite Halloween-themed film, not yet announced.

The Shops @ Lake Havasu

Your favorite stores await. A huge outdoor shopping mall with any and everything you could need in one central area. To name a few: Walmart, JCPenny, Dillard’s, Cato, and Kay Jewelers. Everything from jewelry, to a hair-cut, to your pets’ needs, to delicious food options. Plus home goods for both indoor and outdoor needs. And no mall area would be complete without a Cinema! For more information about the Shops at Lake Havasu, click here.

Place & Time: The Shops at Lake Havasu, 5601 N Hwy 95 Lake Havasu City, AZ
Friday October 28, 4-6pm; Haunted Hallway Walk @ 6:30

Halloween Spooktacular

Just in case you need a second option for Friday afternoon, come to the Mohave Community College- Lake Havasu campus for some more fun, and free trick-or-treating. Other things to do will include a haunted house, prizes, live entertainment, pumpkin painting, and Halloween dances!

Place & Time: 1977 W Acoma Blvd, Bldg 200, Lake Havasu City
Friday October 28, 5-8pm

11th Annual Fright Night

This is the city’s biggest Halloween event. Downtown Lake Havasu Mainstreet transforms on Halloween night for one spooky, ghouly, ghostly, goblin evening. All ages, and all family members (including your pups) come dressed up to collect candy, play games, eat, drink, and get scary! McCulloch Blvd becomes closed to traffic as thousands participate in this event.

October 31st, 5-9pm, FREE and Open to the Public! Don’t miss it!

Don’t forget to dress up. All of the above mentioned events are free and open to the public.

This Lake Havasu Annual Halloween Celebration information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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3510 El Toro Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ

3510 El Toro Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ

Lake Havasu’s 3rd Annual “Walk to the Moon” Car Show

Lake Havasu’s 3rd Annual “Walk to the Moon” Car Show

Lake Havasu’s 3rd Annual “Walk to the Moon” Car Show

Lake Havasu’s 3rd Annual “Walk to the Moon” Car Show

This Friday is Lake Havasu City’s 3rd annual “Walk to the Moon” car show. This is an awesome event for several reasons. We are talking hands-on action here, and for a great cause!

On the active list for things to do at the car show is:

  • valve cover races
  • bicycle drag races
  • live bands
  • raffles
  • beer
  • create your own ride

The Norona Effect

The Norona Effect, Inc is a non-profit corporation with one mission in mind for our children: to build what are called ambulatory infusion centers. Ambulatory fusion centers offer pediatric treatment for diseases and other illnesses such as cancer, with state of the art equipment and medical teams so children can receive care, close to home. The more widespread these centers are; the better. That being said, all proceeds from this event go to the Norona Effect.

For more information on how to get involved in this great organization, visit: http://thenoronaeffect.com/

The “Walk to the Moon” car show is definitely worth your time. Enjoy the activities offered and donate to a proud cause while doing so.

Valve Cover Races

You may have never heard of this. It is similar to a form of derby racing, known as soapbox or bracket style. For those who would like to partake, bring a valve cover from any car engine and design it yourself with whatever theme you want. You then build a race car out of it and enter to compete in the race. There are several ways to win for those of you who are competitive. You can win Best Valve Cover, win the race, win the people’s show, best in show, and so forth. Come on out and enjoy the show!

Date: Friday Oct 21
Location: 210 Swanson Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ (behind Mudshark Brewery)

This Lake Havasu’s “Walk to the Moon” Car Show information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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56 Caesar Place Lake Havasu City, AZ

56 Caesar Place Lake Havasu City, AZ

London Bridge Days Pumpkin Festival- Lake Havasu AZ

London Bridge Days Pumpkin Festival- Lake Havasu AZ

London Bridge Days Pumpkin Festival- Lake Havasu AZ

London Bridge Days Pumpkin Festival- Lake Havasu AZ

Fall is in the air, and the season wouldn’t be complete without a pumpkin festival! October is here and thus begins the season, and we love pumpkin everything in the fall! Fall festivals are so much fun to be a part of, especially this one! London Bridge, a beautiful part of Lake Havasu is providing the perfect space to host this event for the Lake Havasu Firefighter Charities.

Below is a list of some of the fun activities taking place at the London Bridge Pumpkin Festival:

  • Scarecrow competition and display
  • Huge pumpkin patch—pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!
  • Tractor show
  • Pony rides
  • Face painting and games
  • Fishing pond
  • Petting zoo
  • Delicious Food and Goodies

As you can see, this is an especially fun event! And even better, the proceeds go to benefit our youth programs, thanks to the Lake Havasu Firefighter Charities! Therefore, bring your family, your friends, and your appetite next Saturday & Sunday and enjoy some of the wonderful outdoor family fun-filled activities our beautiful city has to offer!

When: October 22 & 23, 2016

Time: 10am to 5pm

Cost: $5 per person/ under 3 is free!

Location: Lot across from the Aquatic Center: 100 Park Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ

This London Bridge Days Pumpkin Festival- Lake Havasu AZ information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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2641 Paseo Dorado, Lake Havasu City, AZ

2641 Paseo Dorado, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Lake Havasu City Az- Fall Concert Series in the Park

Lake Havasu City Az- Fall Concert Series in the Park

Lake Havasu City Az- Fall Concert Series in the Park

Lake Havasu City Az- Fall Concert Series in the Park

Lake Havasu City Az folks, the fall concert series in the park is beginning and you will want to join the fun! The park is a dedicated area for the community to come together and enjoy. There are continuous events year-round happening in the park for this reason. Nestled walking distance from London Bridge Beach, it is in a prime location right near the Bridgewater Channel. The park is full of green, grassy areas for relaxing, large trees to provide ample shade, designated picnic areas with tables and barbecue stations. And of course, with Lake Havasu Az being a well-known boating community, you can access the London Bridge area by boat or car!

Bring your whole group out starting this Friday for family fun time during this October. Enjoy live music in the park while taking in the cool autumn air. Every Friday night this month will have musical artists performing live. Special guests such as: Kevin Jaxon and Midnight Sun, The Blue Country Band, Remnants, and Sidewynder. The event is hosted by the Lake Havasu City Parks and Rec Department and is free to the community.

The park is conveniently located to several restaurants within walking distance, making it easy to have a night out. Grab some food and head on over this Friday night! Support free community events and local artists, and most importantly, quality family time!

Dates are as follows:

October 7: Kevin Jaxon & Midnight Sun

October 14: Sidewynder

October 21: The Blue Country Band

October 28: Remnants

Location: London Bridge Beach Stage, 1340 McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City, Az

This Lake Havasu City Az- Fall Concert Series in the Park information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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2641 Paseo Dorado Lake Havasu City Az

2641 Paseo Dorado Lake Havasu City Az

Lake Havasu Az Nightlife- Zombie Pub Crawl

Lake Havasu Az Nightlife- Zombie Pub Crawl

Lake Havasu Az Nightlife- Zombie Pub Crawl

Lake Havasu Az Nightlife- Zombie Pub Crawl

The 6th annual Zombie Pub Crawl in Lake Havasu Az is approaching and we want you to be ready. Let’s face it, zombie themes have been a fun topic for reenactment since even before AMC’s The Walking Dead. I mean, who hasn’t been a zombie for Halloween yet. It is so fun to dress up and even act like a zombie. And we all love a good zombie show or movie! It is a great thrill to watch.

Thank you to Downtown Havasu for hosting this awesome event the last 5 years. It is the best event around for not only dress up, but mingling and enjoying the Lake Havasu Az nightlife scene. Pub crawls are always an engaging activity, a great bargain, and fun adventure! Once more, all ages are welcome and full zombie attire is encouraged. This is a very accepting zombie costume event. In other words, they encourage bloody get-ups, including decay! They even encourage the act of zombie life. Such as: zombie scenes, hunts, flash mobs, dancing, victims and all apocalypse related gruesomeness.

As always, Lake Havasu Az is a family place so kids are welcome. Be a zombie family! It is a free event with a high entertainment rating. Get your costume started now and be ready as it is sure to be a great event for the 6th year in a row.

When: Saturday October 15th 2016

Time: 7pm to 2am MST

Where: Lake Havasu Main Street District, 2112 McCulloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, Az

This Lake Havasu Az Nightlife- Zombie Pub Crawl information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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3346 HASSAYAMPA DR LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ

3346 HASSAYAMPA DR LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ

Birdwatchers’ Paradise- Right Here in Lake Havasu Az

Birdwatchers’ Paradise- Right Here in Lake Havasu Az

Birdwatcher’s Paradise- Right Here in Lake Havasu Az

Birdwatcher’s Paradise- Right Here in Lake Havasu Az

Lake Havasu City Az is a birdwatcher’s dream. The area is fascinating and rich with hundreds of species of birds. Birdwatching is an age old recreational activity and one to immerse yourself in if you haven’t already. This great form of wildlife observation can be done with the naked eye, binoculars, or even by listening for different sounds. It is a fact that distinguishing bird species is easier done by listening than by viewing. Around 80 percent of the state of Arizona’s wildlife can be found around Lake Havasu City!

Locals prefer to hop on a non-motorized boat or even kayak early in the morning and birdwatch. Lake Havasu is a large mass of water and therefore provides lots of opportunity for birdwatching and unlimited access. Most areas are open to the public 24 hours. The lake even offers free non-motorized boat launches for bird enthusiasts. Whether you want to go to the famous London Bridge or Mesquite Bay for birdwatching, there are plenty of species to see. Around 355 actually are known to naturally habitat in the area. Those are the identified species. So, if you are an expert, come test your knowledge and identify additional species.

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

The Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is a habitat for 318 species of birds. The habitat was created to be a safe place for birds that were endangered and to provide a habitat for migrating birds. The refuge was originally put in place by former President Franklin D Roosevelt in 1941. The 37,515 acres span from lower Colorado, to Arizona and California. It is a very important part of our land and with its natural appeal brings thousands of tourists and visitors each year. Come boat, fish, explore and hike! But most of all, come birdwatch.

This Birdwatchers Paradise Lake Havasu Az information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

Homeowner’s Tip for Remodeling Lake Havasu-Az

Homeowner’s Tip for Remodeling Lake Havasu-Az

Homeowner’s Tip for Remodeling Lake Havasu-Az

Homeowner’s Tip for Remodeling Lake Havasu-Az

Hey Lake Havasu Az area homeowners: looking to remodel your home? Well, we all love a good remodel. However, remodels come at a very high cost. Sometimes, you will never see that value back. It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon and you are watching the Do It Yourself network and bam, you see the perfect kitchen that you have always wanted being remodeled by homeowners themselves. Wow you think; remodeling is possible even on a budget!

While that may be true, there a factors to weigh. For example, how long are you planning to live in your home? Remodeling is an area that sometimes is not “one size fits all” in the real estate world. If you want your home to be easily sellable one day, you may want to think twice about your remodeling wants. There are simpler ways to change the looks of your home that do not involve major construction changes, per say. If you are looking for some do it yourself work, the options are endless to change the look of what you already have.

Other Remodeling Factors

If you are planning to stay in your Lake Havasu Az home for a significant amount of time, considerably a “forever” type home then remodeling is less risky for you. Most of the time, remodeling will require a loan and it turns out that very few remodels are worth that kind of borrowing of funds. You can enjoy your home without the burden or maybe one day regret of a costly loan.

Here is a scenario: you take out a loan and do your perfect remodel. Then, a factor appears in your life that causes you to sell your home. Depending on the remodel, it can hurt you in the long run. You may still owe money on your loan even after you’ve sold your home. You may not get any added value to the selling price of your home with the fancy and expensive remodel. And worst case, it may have only been wanted by you and not the buying market. Which means your home could sit on the market longer than desired.

Be a smart Lake Havasu Az homeowner and resist that urge to be like the Joneses, keeping current with your friends or neighbors when you see their remodel you would desire in your own home. Being happy and working with what you have may give you more enjoyment than the hassle and cost of that remodel. However, if you are here to stay and it’s worth your work and effort, go for it!

Just ask yourself these few questions:

  • Is this my forever home?
  • Will this appeal to other buyers if I do have to sell?
  • Will this add or decrease value to my home?

This Homeowner’s Tip for Remodeling Lake Havasu-Az information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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Alice in Wonderland Live Opens this Weekend- Lake Havasu Az

Alice in Wonderland Live Opens this Weekend- Lake Havasu Az

Alice in Wonderland live is starting this Friday and Saturday and you won’t want to miss it. The story of Alice in Wonderland is a timeless classic, full of unusual adventures and a delightful storyline. Invite your entire family out for this event because you wouldn’t want to miss this! The Arizona Coast Children’s Theatre is performing in this production. Therefore, this is a great way to support the arts and our youth. Watch these young actors ranging in ages 7-19 dazzle you live while taking you through the enchanted story of Alice in Wonderland. From the Mad Hatter, to the Queen of Hearts, to the Cheshire Cat, all the favorite characters will come to light. Even the White Rabbit!

As previously stated, Alice in Wonderland Live starts this weekend so don’t be late! Get your tickets today! The show proceeds for the next 3 weekends, every Friday and Saturday.

Alice in Wonderland Live Opens this Weekend- Lake Havasu Az

Alice in Wonderland Live Opens this Weekend- Lake Havasu Az

Grace Arts Live

Arizona Coast Children’s Theatre is part of a favorite of the arts in our local community. Grace Arts Live puts on famed shows and classic favorites throughout the year. In addition to Alice in Wonderland live, Grace Arts Live will put on the production of Oliver and Miracle on 34th Street this season. For more information on Grace Arts Live, to purchase Alice in Wonderland Live tickets, and season tickets visit: http://www.graceartslive.com/

Show dates and times are as follows:

September 9-11, 16-18, 23-25. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30pm; Sunday shows at 2pm

Tickets are $20 for Adults; Children age 17 & under are $10

Why wait? Purchase your tickets online now!

This Alice in Wonderland Live information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

 

9/11 Rededication Ceremony in Lake Havasu Az

9/11 Rededication Ceremony in Lake Havasu Az

The annual Lake Havasu Az 9/11 Rededication Ceremony will continue in proper form this year as it marks 15 years since the events of 9/11 took place. Lake Havasu citizens gather every year on the morning of September 11th to stand together and remember those who sadly lost their lives that day in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pa. As it is marked in our American history, this honorable ceremony is also to recognize those who serve and protect our country daily; in addition to remembering those who have passed. The 9/11 Memorial Committee hosts 9/11 Rededication Ceremony. This committee includes many service organizations such as: city police, fire departments, veterans, and fraternal organizations of Lake Havasu.

9/11 Rededication Ceremony in Lake Havasu Az

9/11 Rededication Ceremony in Lake Havasu Az

Open to the Public

The 9/11 Rededication Ceremony is free, as well as open to the public. Therefore, all are invited who would like to attend. Chairs will be provided along with covers for protection from the sun, and plenty of water. We will never forget those who lost their lives in the tragic events of this day that broke our nation’s heart. Due to the events that took place on 9/11 affecting so many lives nationwide, it is important to hold a memorial on this day. Thank you to the 9/11 Memorial Committee for putting this together. Furthermore, it provides as a great opportunity for our community to come together.

Time: 8:30 am

Location: London Bridge Beach, 1340 McCulloch Bl, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

For more information, contact:

Paul Murray
Phone: 928-855-2480
Email: paca11@frontier.com

This 9/11 Rededication Ceremony in Lake Havasu Az information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.