June 18, 2015

 

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With summer just around the corner, we scoured the internet for easy upcycled lighting projects to give you fun and stylish options for brightening up your backyard barbecues and outdoor parties. From DIY tiki torches to elegant glowing orbs, we list our favorite upcycled outdoor lighting ideas for you try.
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June 11, 2015

Show Dad just how much you love and appreciate him with a lavish party to celebrate all that he does for you. Incorporate your dad’s unique personality, interests, or profession into a theme that he’ll love. Time with family and friends is a great Father’s Day treat, and can provide memories he’ll cherish forever. Check out these Father’s Day party ideas for some inspiration:

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Whether he’s a Marvel man or a DC dude, show Dad that he’s your own personal super hero with this fun party theme.

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June 1, 2015

I tend to see the world through holiday colored glasses when I am antique shopping.  Whether I am at a thrift store, flea market or garage sale somewhere in the back of mind I am looking at everything thinking: “How could that be holiday decor”.  I get serious tunnel vision around Halloween and Christmas, but year round I am on the prowl.  Here are a few suggestions for things you could find at this weekend’s estate sale and use come December.

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May 28, 2015

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Whether we’re redecorating our old apartment or moving into a new one, creating a permanent nail hole in a wall is something a lot of us frown upon. Luckily, there are many ways to spruce up your walls without using nails. From geometric wall art using paint pens to temporary wallpaper using floral fabric, we show you how our favorite bloggers create beautiful and practical no-nail wall decorations.

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May 21, 2015

Memorial Day marks the beginning of barbeque season and this holiday is the perfect opportunity to hone your grilling prowess. If you’re looking to step up your grill game, you’ll need to take a step back and master the fundamentals. Here are 5 basic grilling tips to barbeque like a boss.

Meat the Basics

One of the secrets to grilling a great steak is to start with high-grade meat. When buying at the supermarket or butcher shop, choose USDA Prime or Certified Black Angus steaks and avoid prepackaged cuts, if possible. Also, get steaks with good marbling. The white streaks of fat keep the meat juicy and flavorful.
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May 19, 2015
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Pink Flamingo Tree by Jennifer Perkins

Pinwheels, water guns, and pink flamingos – summer is here!  Bring the outdoor fun into the air-conditioned comfort of your home with a summer fun tree. A quick trip to the beach toy aisle will supply you with everything you need to decorate your Some Like It Hot Tree.
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May 4, 2015

How to use marquee lights for Mother's Day.

Mother’s Day is this weekend – put that special lady’s name in lights! Why stop there? Decorate an entire tree in her honor. I did. (more…)

April 30, 2015
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Who says a Christmas tree is only for Christmas?

Christmas trees are one of the most beautiful and symbolic centerpieces of the holiday season, but after Christmas, they tend to get left to gather dust in attics and storage rooms. With a few creative ideas and tweaks, however, you can make your tree an all-year centerpiece, instead of taking it out during the holidays and keeping it in storage for the remainder of the year.

In this post, we provide a few ideas and design inspirations that will help you make your Christmas tree a part of your year-round décor. (more…)

April 30, 2015

What type of mom are you? What type of mom will you be? If you’ve been dying to know, our Mother’s Day Quiz will help you settle the issue once and for all. Let us know what kind of mom you really are, and get a chance to win a set of Treetopia Mini Tabletop Trees in your choice of color for Mother’s Day!

The giveaway starts on April 30, 2015 and ends on May 9, 2015, 11:59PM PST. It’s open to all moms and soon-to-be moms, even to guys who are wondering what type of mom they would’ve been. (more…)

April 20, 2015
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Cinco de Mayo Tree

Living in Texas, Cinco de Mayo does not go unnoticed. My daughter is learning about it in school and piñatas are for sale on the end caps at the grocery store — it only makes sense that we would celebrate the holiday at home as well.

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Feliz Navidad Tree

At first I thought I would recreate my Feliz Navidad tree, but how could I improve upon cactus, mini piñatas and souvenir skirts? I know, I needed my friend Crafty Chica and a papel picado banner.

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Embossed papel picado banner.

Using Crafty Chica paper, baker’s twine, a Big Shot, hole reinforcer stickers, Avery Elle Papel Picado goodies and embossing supplies, I whipped up a banner. It was mini and just right for a Winter White Potted Pine Tree.

Papel picado banner for Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo Tree.

I was pleased as punch with how my banner looked on the tree!

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Cinco de Mayo tree complete with cactus, piñatas and festive flowers.

My cactus and mini piñatas came back out to play for Cinco de Mayo. I also updated with tons of colorful faux flowers to help welcome spring.

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Papel picado banner for Cinco de Mayo.

Last, but not least, I had to hang a real papel picado banner to reflect the mini version I made for my Cinco de Mayo tree. I can’t wait to turn this baby on come May 5th and sip a few margaritas under the glow of my fabulously decorated tree!