July 2, 2013

Immerse yourself in SF culture by checking out some of these cool events 

Do you have some free time this month but you simply don’t know what else to do? Instead of staying glued to the television, spending time indoors all day, or going to the locations you frequent, make time for experiencing new things in San Francisco. Fill your summer with wonderful memories by attending awesome festivities. Here are some events you can participate in:
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June 27, 2013

Barbecue on the grill and fireworks in the sky! Host an awesome party this 4th of July!

You’ve probably attended some awesome 4th of July celebrations that are just packed. Attending big Independence Day parties is great for meeting new people and celebrating without the fuss of preparing and cleaning up. However, if you don’t want to be surrounded by a big crowd this year but still want to celebrate with good food and good people, you can just host your own 4th of July party. Here’s how:

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June 25, 2013

Think it’s too early to prepare for Christmas? Think again because it’s exactly six months ’til the next one

It’s officially six months before Christmas day today. While you think it may still be too early to think about Christmas, time does fly and the next thing you know, December has arrived. To prepare for the holidays, you can decorate little by little, as if your décor is mimicking the approach of Christmas. Here are ways on how you can prepare for Christmas little by little:

Start with the Walls

Since you may not want to make it too obvious that you’re already preparing for Christmas, you don’t have to put up wreaths and garlands right away. You can just begin by preparing your walls for the décor and design they will soon have. This year is the perfect time for turning your home a little bit Christmas-y every month since the color of the year is emerald. You can paint your walls green, use green décor, or simply hang up emerald green curtains and you’re on your way there.


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June 20, 2013

Immerse yourself in extraordinary adventures and discover some of nature’s great wonders

If you’re bored with your usual summer vacation or if you’re looking for a bigger adventure, why not get in tune with nature by checking out fantastic natural wonders? Here are a few wonderful eco-destinations you can add to your list:

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June 17, 2013

Simple tricks to transform any space in your home into a Zen retreat

When you go home after a long, hard day at work, don’t you wish you could just stay in one room and erase all the stress from your day? If you work at home, wouldn’t it be best to have a special spot where you could just clear your thoughts and restore your calm, creative energy? Here’s a tip for you: transform an area in your home into a Zen spot where you could just wash away the negative aspects of your day or where you can simply focus on yourself and on the moment.

Before you can start designing your space, you must first identify which part of your home you want to transform. Walk around your residence and close your eyes to feel the atmosphere in every room. Determine which part of your home you are most comfortable in or which you think is perfect to be transformed. When you have chosen a room, remember the following during the designing phase:

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June 13, 2013

Weddings in June are common, but check out some unique wedding traditions from all over the globe

June has been one of, if not the most, popular month for holding wedding ceremonies since the early Roman times. If you’re wondering why, it’s because June festivals are held in honor of the goddess Juno who presides over marriage and childbirth. Since June is named after Juno, it is only natural that marriage celebrations occur during this month.
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Did you know that the idea of getting married in June came from the Celtic calendar and that one of the old beliefs in Ireland is that the bride’s feet must stay on the floor when the couple dances to prevent evil fairies from taking her away? Here are some other unique beliefs and traditions from other parts of the world:

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June 11, 2013

It’s time to take summer out of your dreams and into your bedroom!

If you can’t have your dream summer getaway just yet, then why not instill the summer vibe from your fantasy destination into your bedroom? If you’ve already read our “Summer Lovin’: Bringing Summer into Your Home” décor ideas, perhaps you’ve already started redecorating some parts of your home. Now it’s time to focus on your bedroom. Let yourself sleep and wake up to the relaxing vibe that conjures images of the sun, sand, and sea.
Lounge here, wake up in bed What’s your ideal summer getaway? Is it really just all about hitting the beach or are you more of an avid camper? Whatever your favorite summer activity is, we have some ideas for your bedroom!
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June 6, 2013

Fun facts and easy recipes for a more appetizing National Donut Day

Did you know that 2013 marks the 75th year of celebrating National Donut Day? This little holiday began in 1938 when a fundraiser was held to honor the women from the Salvation Army who mothered deployed soldiers and served them this tasty treat in social centers called “huts” during World War I (1917).


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Who doesn’t like donuts? They are one of the easiest pastries to make and are available in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. From the basic donut to one with filling, glaze, and sprinkles, donuts are an absolute treat for lovers of sweets!

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Commercial donuts, however, are full of sugar and may lead to unwanted sugar rush and the inevitable sugar crash. Instead of just purchasing your usual sugar-filled donut, try out a few easy donut recipes in your own kitchen.

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June 4, 2013

Experience and understand one of the most colorful annual summer events

June is a very colorful month and it’s not just because summer has arrived. One of the most colorful events this season is the annual Gay Pride Parade or Pride March that happens in many parts of the world. Here are some fast facts and other information about this colorful occasion:

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May 30, 2013

Get your dad the perfect gift to celebrate how awesome he really is

Before enjoying your ultimate summer escape this year, take some time out to find your dad the perfect gift for Fathers’ Day. As any smart and savvy Treetopia reader would know, finding the perfect gift doesn’t always equate to spending more money, rather, the perfect present is one that is well thought out. Here are some Fathers’ Day gifts you may want to consider:


“I’m for your father…”

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