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About Treetopia

The Treetopia blog hopes to inspire you with fabulous decorating and entertaining ideas that celebrate your personal sense of style. Liven up the look of your home with our exciting selection of decorating tips and tricks for every holiday and season.

A girly-girl at heart, Maggie Holmes showcases her love for scrapbooking, photography, and paper crafting on Maggie Holmes Design. During her time away from work, you can find her cooking up gluten and dairy-free cookies, spending time with her family, enjoying a date night with her husband, or going out with her friends. From creating her line of paper products to teaching online photography workshops, Maggie continues to find new ways to share her passion. 

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Learn more about Maggie and her holiday decorating ideas in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Maggie: Buy what you love! I find that when I buy the things I love, I can always find a way to work them in to our décor. I don’t worry about if it fits a certain time period or decorating style because I love a more curated and eclectic look. And when I stick to this “rule”, I always end up with a space that makes me happy!
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Amanda is the professional crafter, demo designer, and sequin enthusiast behind Aunt Peaches. Founded in 2010 as a sandbox for practicing her html skills and crafting paper flowers, her blog has blossomed from a hobby into a job, and a vital part of her daily life. From DIY decor to organization tips, Aunt Peaches invites readers to “Elevate the Everyday.”

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Learn more about Amanda and her decorating ideas in our exclusive interview:

TT: Best decorating advice you want to share with your readers?

Amanda: Don’t waste time or money on trying to make things look pretty for company—they will only be there a small amount of time and they are there to see you, not your ornaments; you will be living in this space 24/7, so decorate to your taste to accommodate your needs, desires, and lifestyle.
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Beverly McCullough is the fun and quirky persona behind Flamingo Toes. Having grown up in a creative family of artists and seamstresses, it is no surprise that she loves to create. She now oversees Flamingo Toes full-time, and spends most of her time off with her two kids, reading, listening to 80’s music, or watching old movies.

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Learn more about Beverly and unique design ideas in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Beverly: It’s taken me a while to define my decorating style, but now I’m pretty sold on “whatever I like” as a general style. I’m sort of joking and sort of serious—I think if you surround yourself with things you love, you’ll be happy with your decorating! That being said, my home has a definite colorful retro vibe going on. And I love it!

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How to Decorate a Green Christmas Tree

How to Decorate a Green Christmas Tree

Having a traditional green Christmas tree doesn’t mean you have to be limited to the usual décor. With the right ornaments and accessories, a green tree can be chic and stylish—the perfect holiday centerpiece! Give your green Christmas tree the treatment it deserves with this guide from Treetopia. (more…)

Cassie Freeman is the DIY and designed-obsessed creator of Hi Sugarplum!. This mother of two has been married to Mr. Sugarplum for 17 years, and is a lover of travel, fashion, and Mexican food. She shares inexpensive projects, fashion tips, and budget travel ideas on her blog.

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Learn more about Cassie and her Christmas in Technicolor tree in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Cassie: It’s your house and you and your family are the ones who live in it…so have fun and make it what you want!
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Jade Harrington is the editor and designer of Jaderbomb, where she invites her readers to connect with her through recipes, holiday ideas, and crafts. Aside from the two loves of her life, she also loves her dog Ceaux Ceaux (who has her own Facebook page), black hot glue sticks, pens, washi tape, the smell of Christmas, gold, Dr. Pepper, and blogging.

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Learn more about Jade and her decorating wisdom in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Jade: Life is simple and so should be your style. (more…)

Heather is the creator of WhipperBerry, a lifestyle blog where she shares recipes and creative ideas for home and family. She loves photography, decorating, cooking, crafting, parties, and graphic design. A Colorado girl at heart, she currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her loving husband and 4 fabulous kids.

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Learn more about Heather and her passion for decorating in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Heather: Keep it simple & classic.
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Michael is an entrepreneur, interior designer, and lifestyle blogger behind Inspired by Charm. His motto, “be who you are,” and his no-fuss ideas inspire his audience to stay true to their individual style. Michael lives in his hometown of St. Marys, PA and shares his love of sweets and anything gold with his two cats.

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Learn more about Michael and his Green and Gold Christmas Tree in our exclusive interview.

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Michael: While there are certain guidelines you can follow to create a cohesive and well-designed space, I think it’s important to use what you love when decorating your home. At end of the day, you have to live in your space, so you might as well use what brings you joy.
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Jennifer Perkins is an Austin-based mama, thrift-a-holic, Treetopia Ambassador, and owner of JenniferPerkins.com. She is a mother of two, and has been married to her best friend Chris for 10 years. The things she likes more than anything else are crafts, kitsch, kids, thrifts stores, and throwing over the top Halloween parties.

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Learn more about Jen in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Jennifer: Whether you are decorating your house or for the holidays I always encourage people to go with their gut. If you love something (a purple Christmas tree or a crazy painting), go for it. You are the one that is going to have to live with it. Who cares what the trends are and what is on the pages of this month’s magazine? Go with what makes you smile and your heart go pitter patter and you can’t go wrong.
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Kara Whitten is the brains behind A Kailo Chic Life and Kailo Chic. She loves anything bright, colorful, and patterned, and her blog features her passion for cooking, gardening, designing accessories, DIY projects, and interior design!

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Learn more about Kara and her decorating ideas in our exclusive interview:

TT: Best decorating advice you want to share with your readers?

Kara: Just try it! I find so many people that are afraid to take the first step and try out their ideas. I can usually come up with some idea that I think will look good, but it really takes trying it out and seeing it in person to really know if it works. And once you have tried it, you are better apt to know what to tweak to make it just perfect.
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