Twinkie Chan lives in San Francisco and designs and crochets unique, food-themed accessories at www.TwinkieChan.com. Her second crochet book, “Twinkie Chan’s Abode A La Mode: 20 Crochet Projects for Your Home” comes out in April 2016. She hopes to make everyone feel more yummy and to make the world a yummier place.

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Learn more about her decorating style and love for hearts in our exclusive interview:

TT: What are the little things that can make or break your design?
Twinkie: Attention to detail can really bring your project to life. I’m not sure that you are necessarily breaking your design by leaving out the small things, but I love that feeling when you’re looking at someone’s work or space and you discover something new every time you look.
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Cathie is the crafty entrepreneur behind cathiefilian.com, where she shares her love for vintage fabrics, big-eyed art, good food, antique shops, and her family. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two little daughters, and can usually be spotted with glitter on her face, baubles around her neck, and Mod Podge on her hands.

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Get to know Cathie better through our exclusive interview:

TT: In what way do small decorating touches make an impact?
Cathie: It really is the little things. My girls are 2 & 3 and they love all the little seasonal decorating touches I do around the house. It creates a warm and inviting environment plus it shows that I care. My hubby loves it too…but he isn’t a fan of storing all my stuff.
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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’s decorating style, and her thoughts on love and the little things in our exclusive interview:

TT: What are the little things that can make or break your design?
Jade: COLOR! Colors surely make it or break it for me. I like to express my true spirit and personality in all of my projects. Anything that sparkles and glistens gets an A+ in my book!

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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’s decorating style, and her thoughts on love and the little things in our exclusive interview:

TT: What are the little things that can make or break your design?
Jen: I like a full tree with several layers and textures. I almost always start with tinsel and build out from there. Next I go in with solid colored balls like the Color Glaze or All Hue Need. From there I will I add something custom or funky and then maybe something springy on top of that. Layers. It is all about the layers.
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Talented, crafty, and creative—meet the lovely ladies joining Treetopia’s 2016 Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!

Love is in the air here at Treetopia, and we rounded up some of our favorite bloggers to celebrate with us. This year’s blog hop promises to be very special indeed as we take a look at how these talented designers and artists decorated their trees for the occasion.

Treetopia's Valentine's Day Blog Hop Participants

1st Row (L-R): Jen, Cathie; 2nd Row (L-R): Beverly, Twinkie, Jade

Here are the talented women joining us for Treetopia’s 2016 Valentine’s Day Blog Hop, starting off with our very own brand ambassador:

February 1:

  • Jen of Jennifer Perkins
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    February 2:

  • Jade of JaderBomb
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    February 3:

  • Cathie of Cathie Filian
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    February 4:

  • Twinkie of Twinkie Chan
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    February 5:

  • Beverly of Flamingo Toes
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    We’re looking forward to getting inspiration on how to decorate for Valentine’s Day, so stay tuned for each blogger’s creative and colorful reveal!

    As someone with over 100 Christmas trees, I have learned a thing or two over the years about storage and the many nemeses of holiday decor. Number 1 on the list of this holiday-obsessed Texan: heat. Here are a few tips to help you plan storage now in the winter thinking ahead to the summer so your holiday decorations are in tip-top shape come next Christmas.

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    1. Keep Your Whites White

    White trees and a hot attic do not mix. Same goes for white wreaths, linens and garlands. There is no storage bag strong enough to keep the summer heat from yellowing your Christmas whites. If your attic is temperature controlled, hooray for you. If you’re like me, store your whites somewhere in the house, like a closet.
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    Classic, Pretty in Pastels, or Technicolor? Let your decorated Treetopia Christmas tree take center stage in the My Treetopia Christmas Photo Contest. Share a photo of your decorated Christmas tree on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #TreetopiaColors and tell us what you love most about your Christmas tree for a chance to win a Gift Card worth up to $300.

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    We all have favorite holiday songs (and cringe at the occasional earworm!), but not every song is suited to every personality. Treetopia put together a festive quiz to help you determine which Christmas song best describes you. Take our short holiday quiz to see your results!