August 14, 2014

If you’re decorating a room from scratch, many designers will tell you to start with the rug. This is great advice because rugs serve a dual purpose: an anchor that will pull together the theme you have in mind and protect your hardwood floors. Below are a few tips on how to select the right rug your home.

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August 7, 2014

Don’t let the scorching heat stop you from enjoying weekend get-togethers with family and friends. When the weather gets a little too hot to barbecue, invite everyone over for a good old-fashioned ice cream social. This type of party is a fun way to stay cool during the summer and it’s perfect for all ages. Here’s the scoop on how to throw a successful ice cream party.

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July 31, 2014

Home Decorating with Sand & Shells

With autumn just around the corner, you might be feeling the post-vacation blues. Even if your last beach getaway was weeks – or even months – ago, fret not because we have a few ideas that will help brighten those blues. With items lying around the home, you can decorate your space to recall fun times spent lounging at the beach.

The colors of summer are hard to forget and perfect for breathing new life into drab spaces. Now’s the time to bring out those sea shells you’ve been collecting, and the beach sand you’ve been keeping in jars as keepsakes. Put them to good use by following some of the decorating ideas suggested below.

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July 23, 2014

Throwing summer parties, like weekend barbeques, birthday bashes, and dinner parties, are always fun, but let’s face it, these warm-weather months can get too hot for comfort.  When the sun’s scorching heat beats down on your summer celebration, serve ice-cold refreshments to help guests keep cool and in the right merrymaking mood.

From delicious cocktails to kid-friendly drinks, these thoroughly satisfying thirst-quenchers fit perfectly with the Christmas in July party theme we presented in a previous article, and are an exciting addition to any summer party menu.

Iced Eggnog

The signature beverage of the Christmas season, old-fashioned eggnog may be too heavy to enjoy in the summertime. Instead, serve a batch of Iced Eggnog, an easy-to-prepare concoction that originates from the land down under. With their Christmas taking place at the height of summer, our Aussie friends are experts at cooling down while whooping it up. (more…)

July 17, 2014

Summer provides the perfect opportunity to go all-out with sunshine colors and vibrant décor— even with Christmas trees. While the summer’s medley of color and freshness isn’t something we usually associate with Christmas trees, Treetopia’s Candy Corn Christmas Tree represents the fun of both the summer and holiday seasons.

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July 10, 2014

For people with home-based jobs, work is just as demanding as that in an office. Just like regular offices, a home-based one needs to be conducive to productivity. But unlike traditional offices, a home office gives you the opportunity to customize the space according to your specifications and work habits.

An ideal life includes striking a balance between work and home life. For people working from home, defining work and living spaces is a major factor in finding that balance. Separate one from the other, and you have the makings of a home that can be both comfy and work-friendly.

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July 3, 2014

Lots of people consider Christmas in July as the perfect excuse to throw parties and have fun. If that’s the case, where do we sign up? People who celebrate this non-holiday do so in traditional Christmas party style—complete with the winter trappings. But if you find heavy sweaters, an open fire, and calorific eggnog way too warm for July, then a summer-friendly Caribbean cruise theme is what you need.

All Aboard

Get your guests on board with the cruise ship theme by sending out paper or email invitations fashioned as “boarding passes.” Choose from dozens of free online templates or create your own with cruise-related images, like anchors, palm trees, or ocean liners.

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June 26, 2014

Christmas – the holiday so nice, it has to be celebrated twice. Christmas in July is perfect for those who adore the Yuletide season, and can’t wait to experience the cheerful sights and festive spirit all over again. One of the best parts of this amusing summer event is setting up a Christmas in July tree and decorating it in a suitably tongue-in-cheek manner.

It’s perfectly okay to display a traditional green tree or a colorful, contemporary one for this celebration. But if you really want to make an impression, there’s nothing like Treetopia’s Catalina Breeze Palm Trees to show that you own the occasion!

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Treetopia Catalina Breeze Palm Trees

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June 25, 2014

Treetopia looks fab in silver! This year, Treetopia nabbed the Silver Award for the E-Commerce/Shopping Website category in the über-prestigious 12th Horizon Interactive Awards.

The awards jury bestowed the kudos on Treetopia based on creativity, originality, viewing optimization, graphic design, and technical merit.

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June 20, 2014

Summer provides the perfect chance to head to the beach for some well-deserved R & R. But if your beach plans fall through, fret not. Summer vacation is a state of mind. With the right décor, you can recreate the beach atmosphere at home. Below are  decorating ideas so simple, pulling them off is a (summer) breeze.

Summer Trees and Décor Ideas

Color plays a major role in setting the summer vibe. Achieve that perfect summer feeling by mixing and matching pieces with bright colors. Here’s a list of trees that would look great during the season: