Jennifer Perkins is an Austin-based mama, thrift-a-holic, Treetopia Ambassador, and owner of 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.

Jennifer Perkins

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.

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
    February 2:

  • Jade of JaderBomb
    February 3:

  • Cathie of Cathie Filian
    February 4:

  • Twinkie of Twinkie Chan
    February 5:

  • Beverly of Flamingo Toes

    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.

    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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    My Treetopia Christmas Photo Contest - Promotional edit

    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!

    We knew the members of our Design Council 2015 could decorate a mean Christmas tree, but with their impeccable taste, eye for design, and out-of-the-box thinking, their Technicolor creations still left us in awe. We want to take this opportunity to thank each of our blogger partners for their participation, and show off some snapshots of their gorgeous Christmas trees in Technicolor.

    Jen Perkins, Jennifer Perkins

    Some Like it Hot artificial Christmas tree, Treetopia Basics – Yellow tree, and Toasted Champagne Tinsel tree with ornaments



    They have impeccable taste, a keen eye for design, and the uncanny ability to decorate a mean Christmas tree—and they’re our Design Council 2015!

    Decorating a Christmas tree in Technicolor takes creativity, an eye for detail, and some out-of-the-box thinking. We handpicked designers from all over the blogosphere to be members of this year’s Design Council, and challenged them to decorate a Christmas tree in non-traditional holiday colors—with stunning results! These bloggers represent the Treetopian mantra of marching to the beat of a different drummer boy, and we are thrilled to have each of them in Treetopia’s Design Council 2015: Christmas in Technicolor.

    1st Row (L-R) Heather, Kelli & Kristi, Jennifer, Jade;  2nd Row (L-R): Heidi, Cassie, Carrie; 3rd Row (L-R): Maggie, Amanda, Beverly, Lindi ; 4th Row (L-R): Lia, Michael, Kara

    1st Row (L-R) Heather, Kelli & Kristi, Jennifer, Jade; 2nd Row (L-R): Heidi, Cassie, Carrie; 3rd Row (L-R): Maggie, Amanda, Beverly, Lindi; 4th Row (L-R): Lia, Michael, Kara.

    Here are the members of this year’s Treetopia Design Council, headlined by our very own brand ambassador:

    December 1


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    December 3


    December 4


    In the coming days, we will unveil artificial Christmas trees decorated by this exceptional group of designers. Each member of our Design Council has created a truly unique and inspiring display in Technicolor, so stay tuned for their gorgeous holiday centerpieces!

    Christmas Day is right around the corner, and we want to make your countdown to the 25th extra special. We’ve partnered with the air-dropping, wilderness-trekking crew at Man Crates to give you a chance to win a Treetopia tree of your choice and a Man Crate for the special man in your life!

    To enter, visit Treetopia on Facebook and submit your completed entry form on the official contest app. You can get additional entries by completing the following steps:

    • Pick a Treetopia Christmas Tree (+1 entry)
    • Pick a Man Crate (+1 entry)
    • Provide the name and email address of the person you’d like to give the Man Crate to (+1 entry)
    • Visit the Treetopia Facebook Page (+1 entry)
    • Follow @treetopia on Twitter (+1 entry)
    • Tweet about the giveaway (+1 entry per day)
    • Tweet your choice of Treetopia tree & Man Crate (+2 entries)
    • Sign up for Treetopia’s email list (+2 entries)
    • Sign up for Man Crates’ email list (+2 entries)
    • Visit the Treetopia website (+2 entries)
    • Visit the Man Crates website (+2 entries)
    • Share the giveaway via email, Facebook, or Twitter (+2 entries)
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