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Learn how to bring out the full beauty of your Treetopia Christmas tree with Treetopia’s Design Council 2013. In this series, we invite expert design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and share the fabulous results with us. Be inspired and discover the fine art of Christmas tree decorating with these terrific tips and amazing advice straight from the pros.

Treetopia is proud to share with you the graceful holiday designs of Laura Trevey from Bright Bold & Beautiful.

 

In her blog post, “Tis The Season To Be Jolly,” Laura relates to her readers how she created an elegantly classic holiday look in her home with Treetopia’s Balsam Spruce Christmas tree and a Biltmore Pine Wreath and Garland. With a scattering of red, yellow, and blue ornaments, Laura gave her tree a beautiful, back-to-basics look that proves that less is definitely more. By suspending the wreath over the mantel and draping the garland over the bookcases, she maintained the naturally light, bright, and cheery ambiance of her living room.

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No Thanksgiving dinner table is complete without a centerpiece. Wow your guests with any of Treetopia’s picks for pretty centerpieces that you can make at home.

Fall Tealight Holder from Poppy Paperie

This earthy Thanksgiving table centerpiece from Poppy Paperie is perfect for welcoming the charm of fall into your home. It’s easy to make and is quite affordable too. All you need to do is cover a metal tray with pattern paper, and decorate it with leaf cut-outs, some ribbons, and a couple of buttons.  Fill the base container with pebbles, tea votives, and votive cups, and you’ve got yourself an impressive centerpiece.

Fall Lantern from Sweet Something Designs

Spread a warm glow across your Thanksgiving feast with a beautiful fall lantern that makes an easy focal point.  To make this table centerpiece decoration, Sweet Something Designs dressed up a simple lantern with a burlap ribbon, fall foliage, berries, and pine cones. You can also use a decorative birdcage or even a birdhouse. Candles of varying heights complete the look.

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Here at Treetopia, we’re always looking for ways to help you make your artificial Christmas trees look as fabulous as possible. Of course, if you want something done right, you turn to the pros! Our elite Treetopia Design Council is composed of some of the web’s best designers to showcase ideas and inspirations for creating the Christmas tree of your dreams.

We’ve asked our awesome assembly of bloggers to choose and decorate their favorite Treetopia tree, and for the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the spectacular results with you. Here’s a sneak peek at some of these brilliant designers and the Treetopia Christmas tree they will be decorating.

Treetopia Design Council 2013
Treetopia Design Council 2013Clockwise: Jennifer Flores, Laura Trevey, Michael Wurm, Jr., Frances Bailey, Reichel Broussard

• Michael Wurm, Jr. of Inspired by Charm glams up the Treetopia All That Glitters Tree
• Reichel Broussard of Copy Cat Chic shows us how it’s done with the Treetopia Midnight Black Tree
• Jennifer Flores from Rambling Renovators works her magic on the Treetopia Basics White Tree
• BrightBoldBeautiful’s Laura Trevey doubles the fab factor with the Balsam Spruce and the Biltmore Wreath
• Frances Bailey from 400squarefeet lends her stylish touch to a trio of Treetopia White Tabletop Trees

Stay with us and discover fun and fashionable ways to bring out the best from your Treetopia Christmas trees.

You don’t need to look any further than your rooftop if you want to simply hang out in (or out) of your home. But do you know that your rooftop is also a great way for you to extend your floor space? Make the most out of your rooftop with these great ideas from Treetopia.

Set up a Green Roof

If you want an indoor garden but don’t have enough space for it, set up a green roof instead. Green roofs are a new trend that grows even more popular every day. Not only does a roof made up of plants aesthetically breaks up the monotony of conventional roofs, but it also offers numerous benefits to the environment. Green roofs promote eco-friendliness by providing a habitat for birds and other small animals. They also improve air quality and help reduce the urban heat island effect.

home with a green roof

Compared to traditional roofs, green roofs may have higher start-up costs, but they are proven to be more economical in the long run because they typically last twice as long. They also reduce energy costs by providing natural insulation, and they lessen the need for expensive complex drainage systems by mitigating storm water run-off.

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Move over, February! October is turning out to be the sweetest month of the year. From Red Delicious and McIntosh to Gala and Granny Smith, all kinds of apples are ripe for the picking during the cool, fall season.  Caramel is enjoyed all over the world for its sweet, gooey goodness and is considered a perfect accompaniment to apples. What better way to celebrate Apple Month and Caramel Month than by cooking up delectable recipes that combine these two treats?

Caramel Apple Pie ala Mode

When it comes to desserts, nothing is as wholesome and comforting as a slice of freshly baked, home-made apple pie. This mouthwatering Caramel Apple Pie is a modern take on the all-time classic recipe, incorporating a healthy helping of caramel sauce and the captivating flavor of rum into the filling.

slice of apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce

A slice of apple pie ala mode

Serve your family or guests a warm slice of this apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and they’ll be craving for more. If you want caramel sauce that’s even more decadent, cook a batch of this maple caramel sauce for a sinfully sweet and velvety final touch.
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After an evening of spooky ghosts and apparitions, you’ll surely want to relax in the company of other spirits. These creepy concoctions are simple to make and are perfect for livening up your haunted house party this Halloween. So, gather up your cauldron, some bat wings, and eye of newt, and brew these bewitching beverages.

Brain Hemorrhage

Shot glass filled with an alcohol mixture that looks like brain matter
Be inspired by a Brain Hemorrhage

Do you have the guts to gulp down this spine-shivering shooter? Designed to bring out the evil mad scientist in you, this delightfully gory glass of brain matter-like mass tastes just like peaches and cream.

Mix up your own Brain Hemorrhage by first filling a standard shot glass about halfway with peach schnapps. Next, carefully pour in a layer of Bailey’s Irish Cream and give it a few moments to settle. Finally, add a few drops of grenadine syrup to complete the effect.

To make an eerie Alien Brain Hemorrhage, slowly pour in a small amount of blue curacao before adding the grenadine syrup.

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Halloween trees are becoming increasingly popular as a decorative holiday piece. As a Halloween treat, we’ll show you how to dress up your Treetopia Tuxedo Black Tree in spooky decorations that match your stylish Gothic design scheme for October 31st.

black tree with clear lights from Treetopia

Dark and mysterious: Tuxedo Black Tree from Treetopia

One of our most popular trees, the Tuxedo Black Tree has a striking and elegant appearance that makes it the center of attraction at any gathering. Dressed in sleek, jet-black needles, this tree is the natural choice for chic fashionistas or lovers of Goth culture.

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A bigger, brighter Treetopia is coming your way!

A bigger, brighter Treetopia is coming your way!

With Christmas just around the corner, Treetopia is buzzing with new plans and fresh ideas to make your holiday season more fabulous than ever before. To celebrate our gorgeous makeover, we’re inviting you to take the Treetopia Challenge for a chance to win tons of wonderful prizes.

Simply “Like” us on Facebook, and answer the question of the day to join our daily sweepstakes. Even better, you’ll also get the chance to win our Grand Prize — a brand new, stylish Treetopia artificial Christmas tree!

If you enjoyed our fun and fashionable trees before, you will surely love the beautiful look and exciting prizes we’ve got in store for you.

Contest Period

Entry submission begins on October 13, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. PST and ends on October 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

For the purposes of this sweepstakes, a day is defined as beginning at 1:00 am PST and ending at 11:59 pm PST during the same 24-hour period (each, a “Daily Entry Period”). Treetopia’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this contest.

How to Enter

  • Joining the sweepstakes is easy: Simply “Like” the Treetopia Facebook page. Provide your full name, email address, and answer to the question of the day.
  • Only one (1) entry per person and per email address is allowed each day during the contest period.
  • All entries become property of Treetopia and are non-returnable.
  • Automated entry devices, bots, programs, and software are not permitted for entry.
  • Treetopia reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or otherwise violates any of the official rules.
  • By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the official rules of this sweepstakes.

Winner Selection and Notification

  • Daily winners will be determined by random drawing within 24 hours after each Daily Entry Period.
  • The Grand Prize winner will be selected via random drawing within five (5) days of the sweepstakes’ end.
  • Potential winners will be notified via email and will be required to return a Certificate of Eligibility within seven (7) days of date of notification.

Prizes

  • To twelve (12) daily winners, Treetopia will award one (1) online Treetopia Gift Certificate of $50 USD each.
  • The Grand Prize winner will be awarded one (1) Treetopia tree with an estimated retail value no greater than $300 USD.
  • Treetopia Gift Certificates are valid up to December 31, 2014.

Join the fun and get the chance to win great prizes and the Treetopia tree of your dreams. Log on and Like Treetopia’s Facebook page to find out more about our Treetopia Challenge sweepstakes.

Don’t leave your loyal dog out of all the Halloween fun. With a cute miniature costume, your furry friend becomes even more adorable and is sure to be the center of attention during Halloween parties. Here are some charming pet costume ideas you can try, plus a few tips to keep your pet safe and happy on Halloween.

Spider-Dog

This costume will turn your furry, four-legged friend into a hairy, eight-legged giant spider. Get ready to trap unsuspecting candy-bearing victims in this web of cuteness!

dog wearing a spider costume

The cuddly kind of bug: Spider dog costume

Helpful tip 1: There will be a lot of people celebrating Halloween, so make sure to keep your pet safe and always in your line of sight with a reflective or light-up collar and leash.

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If cold autumn days make you yearn for sunny beaches, fresh tropical fruit, and island music, then turn your next party into a summer getaway with a hot Hawaiian theme. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, graduation, or promotion, a luau brings the fun and excitement of the tropics to your gatherings. Here’s what you need to do for a fun luau party:

Decorate your space

Embrace tropical kitsch, and place pink flamingoes and artificial palm trees outside your door to greet party-goers. Extend a warm welcome to your guests with a paper, plastic, or silk Hawaiian lei and a hearty “Aloha!”

Catalina breeze artificial palm trees

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