February 14, 2015

Talk about a whirlwind romance! Last week, we got to see five amazing Valentine’s wreaths, and we fell in love with each and every one of them. We wish to thank our brand ambassador, Jennifer Perkins, and the amazingly talented crafters and artists who made our Valentine’s Day Wreath Blog Hop and Giveaway series such an inspiring and memorable event.

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The Pretty in Pink Wreath 5 Different Ways.

Each participant received a Treetopia Pretty in Pink Wreath to dress up any way they wanted. In keeping with the classic Valentine’s Day spirit, our bloggers stuck to a sweet decorating theme – anything and everything red and pink, done with their unique, individual twists! We were thrilled to see how the decorated wreaths reflected each blogger’s signature style and personality. Here’s a quick look at all their wonderful designs.

Our Bloggers and Their Decorated Wreaths

Our very own Jennifer Perkins kicked things off with a whimsical wreath anchored by a heart-shaped chocolate box and an adorable sand-flocked ceramic deer. You can see more of her kitsch-inspired wreath here.

Treetopia pink wreath with various kitschy décor

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Perkins

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February 11, 2015

Put away those heart-shaped chocolates and bouquets of red roses and prepare to wow your loved ones with Valentine treats that will give the occasion an upbeat twist. February is the month of love, and it’s also the time to show your loved ones how creative you can be when it comes to gift-giving. This year, be more creative with your Valentine’s Day gift and avoid the clichés like the plague.

This post presents a few Valentine’s gift suggestions that will help you be a quirky Don Juan de Marco in this annual celebration of love.
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February 6, 2015
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Vickie Howell’s yarntastic Valentine wreath.

Last, but far from least on this week’s blog hop is Vickie Howell. As the host of  Knitting Daily TV on PBS, the official spokesperson for Yarnspirations and the author of countless knitting books, it should come as no surprise that her wreath involves yarn. You might remember that Vickie, a fellow Austinite, attended a recent Valentine Wreath Making party with me. This is where she and I worked side by side to create our amazing Pretty in Pink wreaths. Stop by Vickie’s blog today to see all the kitschy, glittery yarntastic glory. Also, don’t forget to enter to win our contest. We are giving away 5 pink wreaths. What will you do with yours?

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Knitting maven and wreath decorator Vickie Howell.

February 5, 2015
Everyday is a holiday with this wreath.

Everyday is a holiday with this pink wreath!

Jenny Heid and Aaron Nieradka of Everyday is a Holiday have a very distinct look with most everything they create. You can almost spot their designs at 50 paces with the telltale signs of baby pink, aqua blue, handpainted baked goods and a vintage coating on top of it all.  Their mixed media and art journaling work is some of my favorites and their blog, Instagram feed and book: Mixed Media Masterpieces With Jenny and Aaron are endlessly inspiring. This is why I thought they would be perfect for this blog hop. If anyone was going to do a Pretty in Pink wreath right, it was them. Pop over to their blog for the full wreath reveal and a chance to win your very own wreath. Perhaps you will decorate it with one of Jenny and Aaron’s delicious looking baked goods.

Jenny and Aaron of Everyday is a Holiday

Jenny and Aaron of Everyday is a Holiday

February 4, 2015
Pretty in Pink wreath on DIY Candy

Pretty in Pink wreath on DIY Candy

Amy Anderson is one crafty lady. You might know her from her blogs DIY Candy, Washi Tape Crafts, and Mod Podge Rocks. Perhaps you are a member of Blue Print Social. She could look familiar because you see her face plastered all over your local Michaels store. If you don’t know this fabulous lady, you need to – stat. Over 400,000 Pinterest followers can’t be wrong. Somewhere in her busy blogging schedule, the endlessly creative Amy Anderson decorated a Treetopia Pretty in Pink wreath. You can see a sneak peek of her vintage Valentine’s here, but head over to DIY Candy for the full reveal. Don’t forget to enter the contest on her blog for a chance to win your own wreath!

Crafty superstar Amy Anderson of DIY Candy and Mod Podge Rocks

Crafty superstar Amy Anderson of DIY Candy and Mod Podge Rocks

February 3, 2015
Kathy Cano-Murillo puts her distinct spin on the Treetopia Pretty in Pink wreath.

Kathy Cano-Murillo puts her distinct spin on the Treetopia Pretty in Pink wreath.

The name Kathy Cano-Murillo is synonymous for most people with bright colors, glitter and of course sugar skulls. To me, the Crafty Chica is a dear friend, creative inspiration, powerhouse businesswoman and one of the sweetest people I know. After today I can officially add amazing Valentine’s Day wreath decorator to her list. Pop over to Kathy’s blog today to see the full reveal of her Pretty in Pink wreath transformation. There are, of course, calavera involved, just this time they are Valentine’s Day pink.  Don’t forget: every day this week we are checking out another blog and giving you a chance to win your own Pretty in Pink wreath!

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Kathy Cano-Murillo AKA The Crafty Chica

February 2, 2015
Out of the box Valentine wreath by Jennifer Perkins.

Out of the box Valentine wreath by Jennifer Perkins.

I have been dying to share the Valentine’s Day wreath I made. Recently, a few crafty girlfriends and I had a wreath making party that was TONS of fun. Everyone had a unique spin on the holiday and the only theme throughout were the colors red and pink. I had so much fun having this party with my friends in Austin, I wanted to do it again with my friends online!

Sneak peek of Jen Perkin's Pretty in Pink Valentine's wreath.

Sneak peek of Jen Perkin’s Pretty in Pink Valentine’s wreath.

Valentine’s Day Wreath Blog-Hop Week is here!

I have some mighty talented and creative friends. Each day, you can check back here on the Treetopia blog for a fun bio about each blogger and a teaser of their fabulous wreath. Head over to their blogs daily for their full wreath reveals PLUS each blogger will be running a contest to give away a FREE Pretty in Pink Treetopia wreath.

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Pretty in pink!

Pretty in pink!

So with all that said, please pop over to my blog www.jenniferperkins.com to check out my new favorite wreath. Let’s just say that if it was pink, white or red, it made it on to the wreath. As they say, everything but the kitchen sink. No sinks, but ladies’ razors and false teeth make an appearance.

January 29, 2015

After the holidays, there’s no need to take down all of your holiday decorations and leave your home looking bare. There are a myriad of decorating opportunities available even after the holiday parties have come to an end. In fact, you can even turn the end of the holiday season into a party theme, giving a last hurrah party for those still in the Christmas spirit.

In this post, we show you how you can make simple tweaks to your Christmas decorations to create amazing post-holiday ensembles that will liven up any party. (more…)

January 28, 2015

Receiving generic, duplicate, or generally unnecessary Christmas gifts is an unavoidable part of life. Throwing useless gifts away seems wasteful, but storing them eats up precious storage space. Donating them to charity is always a great option, but turning them into something better is a worthwhile task that can also be a lot of fun. Here are some easy ways to put your unwanted gifts to good use.

1. Return

For safety reasons, most charity shops are unable to accept electrical items, perfume, and perishable goods. If you know the store where that automatic hotdog maker or pop celebrity fragrance was purchased, try returning it even if you don’t have a gift receipt.

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January 26, 2015

In the previous installment of How to Create a Stylish Home with Treetopia, we focused on modern design elements and approaches to home décor. In part 2, we focus on the days of old when English elegance was the norm and madcap modern was cool. The goal is to create a home décor theme with elements that seemed to have come together over time. (more…)