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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May 28, 2013

Get your home summer-ready with these tips and tricks to give your home that awesome summer atmosphere

Summer is fast approaching but if you still haven’t decided whether to just brighten up your home or create an artistic and imaginative living space, you may want to consider channeling your creativity and matching your home décor with the season. Here are some summer home décor ideas to bring out that wonderful summer vibe.

Repaint it
As always, repainting the walls and/or ceiling of your home is a valid option. If you choose to repaint your walls, choose cool, vibrant colors to reflect summer joie de vivre. Blue hues, especially light ones, conjure images of clear blue skies reflected upon vast oceans and seas. Bright yellows and greens bring with them the image of the Earth’s flora at its peak. Close your eyes and imagine your favorite summer activity and think of the color it resembles most so you can apply it to your home.
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May 23, 2013

Just because you don’t have amazing abs doesn’t mean you’re not fit. It’s time to get a re-education about fitness so keep reading!

Many people equate being fat or overweight with being unhealthy and strive to bring down the numbers on the scale. Some are just hardwired to maintain a healthy lifestyle either by choice or because of pressure brought on by the media. Well, smart and sassy Treetopia reader, what does it take to be considered “in shape?” Forget the numbers for a few minutes to think about what goes on inside, above and beyond those measurements.
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May 21, 2013

Keep your eyes sharp and clear through simple adjustments with your home décor

Home décor shouldn’t just be aesthetically pleasing and comfortable; it should be easy on the eyes as well. Since May is Healthy Vision Month, Treetopia has gathered some tips and tricks on how to brighten up your home to reduce strain on your eyes.

Organize!

It seems simple enough but what exactly does organizing have to do with clear eyesight? Well, the answer is also simple. The more clutter you have lying around the house, the more dust and dirt gather in your home. While dust and dirt don’t actually blind people, a heavy accumulation could irritate your eyes and may cause infection that can lead to worse things.
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