Author Archives: Jennifer Perkins

About Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins is an Austin based mom, DIY project designer, blogger, social marketing strategist and Treetopia brand ambassador.

Kathy Cano-Murillo puts her distinct spin on the Treetopia Pretty in Pink wreath.

Kathy Cano-Murillo puts her distinct spin on the Treetopia Pretty in Pink wreath.

The name Kathy Cano-Murillo is synonymous for most people with bright colors, glitter and of course sugar skulls. To me, the Crafty Chica is a dear friend, creative inspiration, powerhouse businesswoman and one of the sweetest people I know. After today I can officially add amazing Valentine’s Day wreath decorator to her list. Pop over to Kathy’s blog today to see the full reveal of her Pretty in Pink wreath transformation. There are, of course, calavera involved, just this time they are Valentine’s Day pink.  Don’t forget: every day this week we are checking out another blog and giving you a chance to win your own Pretty in Pink wreath!

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Kathy Cano-Murillo AKA The Crafty Chica

Out of the box Valentine wreath by Jennifer Perkins.

Out of the box Valentine wreath by Jennifer Perkins.

I have been dying to share the Valentine’s Day wreath I made. Recently, a few crafty girlfriends and I had a wreath making party that was TONS of fun. Everyone had a unique spin on the holiday and the only theme throughout were the colors red and pink. I had so much fun having this party with my friends in Austin, I wanted to do it again with my friends online!

Sneak peek of Jen Perkin's Pretty in Pink Valentine's wreath.

Sneak peek of Jen Perkin’s Pretty in Pink Valentine’s wreath.

Valentine’s Day Wreath Blog-Hop Week is here!

I have some mighty talented and creative friends. Each day, you can check back here on the Treetopia blog for a fun bio about each blogger and a teaser of their fabulous wreath. Head over to their blogs daily for their full wreath reveals PLUS each blogger will be running a contest to give away a FREE Pretty in Pink Treetopia wreath.

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Pretty in pink!

Pretty in pink!

So with all that said, please pop over to my blog www.jenniferperkins.com to check out my new favorite wreath. Let’s just say that if it was pink, white or red, it made it on to the wreath. As they say, everything but the kitchen sink. No sinks, but ladies’ razors and false teeth make an appearance.

Treetopia Winter White Tree with Mardi Gras decorations

A Mardi Gras Tree

If you can’t make it to Louisiana for Mardi Gras this year, bring New Orleans to you. Pick up a few supplies at the craft and party store for your tabletop Winter White Treetopia tree and you can almost taste the beignets.

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Some Like it Hot Pink Tree decorated with Valentine's Day decor

Love is in the air!

I just couldn’t bring myself to hide the awesomeness of my Some Like It Hot Tree in the attic after Christmas. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, nothing says love like a 7ft tall hot pink tree. Pack away your Christmas decorations, BUT don’t put your red and pink ornaments too far out of reach.
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Treetopia’s Rolling Tree Storage Bag

“Where do you put it all?” is one of the number one questions I get asked after every holiday. Well, it all goes in my attic; I have all the holidays separated by color and section. Ornaments can go in bins, I have cases for my wreaths, but my trees often just sit in the attic covered with sheets. Now that I have upgraded to Treetopia trees I want to protect these beautiful babies with something more solid than an old sheet. This is when I got my first tree bag.

Red, sturdy, spacious, and has wheels: no, it’s not an SUV. It’s Treetopia’s Rolling Tree Storage Bag.

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Toasted Champagne Tinsel Tree with NYE decor

A Toasted Champage Tinsel Tree decked out for NYE

Christmas is over, but if you are like me, there is no hurry to take your trees down. It’s always a lot more fun putting up Christmas decorations than it is taking them down. Avoid that problem just a little bit longer and prolong the life of your tree by using it to celebrate another holiday – New Year’s!
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Happy Holidays!

I hope you are surrounded by friends, family and hopefully some Christmas cookies. About now, I am curled up with a belly full of enchiladas, basking in the pink glow of my Some Like It Hot Tree and listening to my children play with their new toys. Every family has their own tradition that makes the holidays special; what is yours?

Perkins Christmas photo

Merry Christmas!

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Everyone wants their family to enjoy the Christmas tree. The problem is, small children sometimes want to enjoy the tree a little too much. Just like the family cat, Christmas trees do not enjoy babies pulling their limbs. The cat might hiss, but the tree might fall. Christmas tree safety is something to consider when the wee ones are not quite old enough to fully understand “no.” Or in the case of my children, just pretend not to hear it.

Girl with Christmas tree

Kids love Christmas trees

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All pink Christmas trees are not created equal. After receiving my Some Like It Hot Pink Treetopia tree, I am acutely aware of this. I still love my other hot pink trees, just not quite as much as I used to. It’s a Dodge Dart to a Ferrari thing; they are both fine, but one is just clearly going to be a lot more fun to drive and show off to your friends. I did a little comparing between hot pink trees to help illustrate my point.

Jennifer Perkins with a Hot Pink Christmas Tree

Jennifer Perkins with her Some Like It Hot Pink Christmas Tree

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I love pre-lit trees; all the hard work is already done for you. When I get my Christmas tree down, I want to skip as many steps ahead and get to decorating as fast as possible. Sometimes, even pre-lit trees might beg for a bit more light. Maybe you want to layer on larger novelty lights, flashing lights or possibly lit tree toppers. Taking that little bit of extra time to get your tree lights just right before you start decorating is worth it in the end.

Bubble Lights
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