October 2nd, 2013

“You Share, We Give” with Grace After Fire

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Grand View Builders is continuing to give back to our military community this month with our new “You Share, We Give” campaign benefiting Grace After Fire.

You Share, We Give

Grace After Fire is an organization that exists to help women veterans transition from war back into family life and working environments. Its mission is to provide the means for women veterans to gain self-renewal and self-knowledge. Through peer groups and helping connect veterans with one another.  Today 11% of military veterans are woman and 60% of them are under the age of 30.  Grace After Fire is raising awareness and provides appropriate trauma, mental, addiction and community services for these veterans.

Rejoining the real world and participating in normal day-to-day activities can be a difficult transition for veterans coming home from war and Grace After Fire is here to help women veterans during this time.  There are many ways to get involved with this great organization, such as volunteering with a support group, offering your home as a meeting area for peer groups or showing your support by making a monetary donation.

Grand View Builders appreciates all the men and women working in the military.  We want to do anything we can to give back to those who have given up so much for us, which is why we are delighted to be contributing to Grace After Fire with this month’s “You Share, We Give” campaign.

Become a fan of the Grand View Builders Facebook page and share our “You Share, We Give” photo of the month, and help us give back to this amazing organization.

December 19th, 2012

Christmas Crafts

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Buying a bunch of holiday presents can get pricey. Give something a little more personal this year and create something homemade! Take a look at these fun DIY Christmas crafts that will make for great holiday gifts.  Let us know which ones you decide to make on our Facebook page!

Holiday Coffee Sleeves

Fashion a cute Christmas sock or small sweater into a reusable sleeve for coffee or hot cocoa to go. After washing, cut a 3-inch section from the top of your clothing. Embellish with buttons or felt snowflake cutouts for added winter charm. Slip the sleeve onto your to-go cup or tumbler, roll the ends to hide frays, and start sipping.

Photo Frame Calendar

This sweet and easy-to-make Christmas gift will be appreciated all year long. Fill one side of a hinged dual photo frame with a mini monthly calendar and fill the other with a special photo. Include the other months in a plastic sleeve, so the recipient can change the calendar as needed, along with fun stickers and scrapbook paper so they can personalize the design if desired.

Pretty Paperweights

Glass paperweights decked out for the holidays make practical and gender-neutral gifts — ideal for coworkers and teachers. The simple project starts with a glass paperweight kit, available at craft and hobby stores or online. Decorate the paperweight with scrapbooking paper, gift-wrap, or an old Christmas card. Thin foam letters glued to the paper send glad tidings.

Winter Wonderland Candle Trio

Give a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift with these beautifully adorned glass cylinders. Transform three plain cylinders into a snowfall-inspired trio with shimmery adhesive snowflakes (available at scrapbooking stores). Fit a pillar candle inside each cylinder, and include a ribbon-wrapped box of matches to complete the gift.

Thoughtful Notecard Gift

Create custom stationery for a friend by embellishing an unfinished wooden box and plain-Jane note cards with ribbon and buttons. Attach the ribbon and buttons with double-sided tape or hot glue. Line the inside of the box with brightly colored paper.

Monogrammed Candle

Personalize a store-bought candle for an inexpensive Christmas gift. Simply wrap cardstock around the candleholder, and embellish it with a die-cut accent and letter. No die-cutting tool? No problem — use stickers instead.

October 17th, 2012

Fun Fall Recipes

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With the colors of the leaves changing, it’s time to change the colors of the foods we eat. Fall is a great time of year full of colors and spices so why not add this to your cooking? Here are some fun and delicious fall recipes to make for you and your family to enjoy.

Roasted Fall Vegetable Pizza

Tangy Apple & Beet Salad

Crusted Butternut Squash

Fall Pasta Primavera

Butternut Squash and Shrimp Pasta Bake

May 23rd, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend in Houston 2012

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Memorial Day is an awesome holiday: The weather’s nice, the kids are out of school and the short work week means you have plenty of time to celebrate! Here are our picks for a fun Memorial Day Weekend 2012:

Chipotle Kid Power Festival and Swap Meet

Discovery Green will host a kid’s swap meet where your child can rent a booth and sell their favorite old toys. Teaching your kids entrepreneurship at an early age is something we believe in!

Memorial Day in the Woodlands

Fireworks, live music, vendors and more Saturday through Sunday at Waterway Square! Each night will culminate in an impressive Fireworks display!

Houston Zoo Memorial Day Free Day

You can celebrate the day with free admission to the Houston Zoo. With animals, attractions and a kid-friendly atmosphere, your day is sure to be filled with plenty of furry friends!

Kemah Boardwalk

Dive into summer, food and fun on the delightful boardwalk that has been entertaining families in and around the Houston area for eleven years!

Make sure to share pictures of how your family celebrated Memorial Day on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

December 22nd, 2011

Help a Houston (Nursing) Home: #3

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On Christmas Day, brighten the day of nursing home residents! This opportunity is brought to us by Volunteer Houston. Scroll down to the bottom listing.

Holiday Project Christmas Day Visits

Volunteers will share Christmas cheer and sentiments with residents of local nursing homes. The volunteers will meet at their choice of three meeting sites:

(1) The Volunteer Houston office at 3015 Richmond, Suite 100; Houston, TX 77098 (click here for a map of the immediate vicinity), or

(2) Grace Care Center of Cypress at 9602 Huffmeister; Houston, TX 77095 (click here for a map of the immediate vicinity.) or

(3) Grace Care Center of Katy at 23553 West Fernhurst Drive; Katy, TX 77494 (click here for a map of the immediate vicinity.)

Volunteers will have their choice of 2 meeting times: 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon.
They will be given Christmas cards to share with the persons they visit, as well as maps to the respective assigned facilities. (Note: Other volunteers will be needed to make the greeting cards during the weeks leading up to the event.) Minimum age= none, if able to provide own transportation. Contact: Walter Black, 713-964-0229

November 29th, 2011

Announcing: New Community Foster Glen!

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Foster Glen Community Floorplan

2 BR/1 Bath Foster Glen Floorplan

There’s a new neighborhood on the GVB block! We’re excited to announce the Foster Glen home community in Conroe. Homes are affordable, functional, comfortable, and in a prime location near the lake.  Have you always wanted to live near the lake so you could take a dip in the summer or have beautiful settings surrounding you? Now you can – for being so close to the water, prices are ideal ranging from the $90,000’s to $140,000. Multiple floorplans, including 2 BR/1 Baths, 3 BR/2 Baths, and 4 BR/2 Baths, are the foundation of this desirable community. Nearby schools are Conroe ISD, Runyan Elementary, Travis Intermediate, Washington Junior High, Conroe High School.

Have a lakefront lot you’s like to build on? No problem! With our Build on Your Lot program and our comprehensive Design Center, we can help you build the lakeside home you’ve been waiting for. Contact Jan at (936) 777-9777 to learn more about this community or to schedule a visit.

September 28th, 2011

A Fall Sale on Homes? Why Yes, it’s True!

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Shopping for homes can be like shopping for shoes. You have to make sure the home matches your style, your home can tell a lot about you, you need to be comfortable in it, and you must make sure it fits your lifestyle and your needs. So, who says we can’t have a Fall Sale on homes? And what’s even better? They’re ready for you to move in TODAY! (okay, well, maybe tomorrow).

Here’s part 1 of our listing of our Move in Ready Homes that are ready to go during our Fall Sale so we can start building new ones! To see one of our on sale homes, contact us here or by phone at 281-741-8946 to set up a tour time!

3 BR/2.5 Bath 22726 Wixford Ln, Tomball, TX
This home is part of our Inverness Estates Estate Series and is priced at $250,162 for 3,004 sq. ft. Includes upgraded kitchen countertops, upgraded tile, media room, wood floors in dining room and study, master shower surround and tub backsplash.

3 BR/2 Bath 102 Golden Oaks, Texas City, TX
This home is part of our Amburn Oaks community and is priced at $105,465 for 1,440 sq. feet. It includes upgraded tile in all wet areas, upgraded 42 inch kitchen cabinets, and upgraded countertops.

4 BR/2 Bath, 25326 Hamden Valley, Richmond, TX
This home is part of our Canyon Gate at Westheimer Lakes community and is
priced at $209,990 for 2,048 sq. ft. It is centrally located near the Grand Parkway
Corridor. Schools nearby are: Hubenek Elementary, Westheimer 6th Grade,
Briscoe Jr. High, and Foster High School.

April 12th, 2011

Personal Home Tour

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Today we enter the home of one of our favorite homeowners in the Grand View Builders community of Durango Creek. As builders, we are constantly showing you model homes with empty rooms, and we would like to take the opportunity to give you a personal tour of a Grand View Builders home in action. Seeing a brand-new house is one thing, but exploring a house that is furnished and settled in gives you a better picture of what it will look like when you move in!

Be sure to check out our Move-In-Ready homes and our great selection of floorplans available in the Durango Creek community!

Want your home to be featured on our blog? We want to know what style your new home embodies! Send pictures of your Grand View Builders home to pr@gvbtx.com today!

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