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…)

January 25, 2015
Treetopia Winter White Tree with Mardi Gras decorations

A Mardi Gras Tree

If you can’t make it to Louisiana for Mardi Gras this year, bring New Orleans to you. Pick up a few supplies at the craft and party store for your tabletop Winter White Treetopia tree and you can almost taste the beignets.

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January 22, 2015

Nothing brings people together quite like the Super Bowl. From the action-packed plays to the electrifying halftime show, Super Bowl Sunday has something for everybody. Make the most of this exciting sporting event by hosting a championship-level party for your friends and family. Here are some simple tips to make your gridiron gathering super fun and super stylish!

The Rush of the Crowd

As we mentioned in our previous Super Bowl post, your guest list doesn’t have to be limited to people who love football. A good mix of guests can make a party more lively and interesting, so feel free to invite die-hard fans, casual viewers, and football noobs alike.

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January 21, 2015

After showing you how to bridge the decorating gap between Christmas and the months that come immediately after, Treetopia presents a two-part guide on how you can create a stylish home. By focusing on the relationship between traditional and modern décor styles, you can create your own personal approach to home décor that will leave your guests wanting to see more.

In part 1, we focus on change and how modern elements can refresh your home’s look. (more…)

January 20, 2015
Some Like it Hot Pink Tree decorated with Valentine's Day decor

Love is in the air!

I just couldn’t bring myself to hide the awesomeness of my Some Like It Hot Tree in the attic after Christmas. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, nothing says love like a 7ft tall hot pink tree. Pack away your Christmas decorations, BUT don’t put your red and pink ornaments too far out of reach.
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January 19, 2015

When Pantone talks, designers listen. Pantone’s color forecast is so influential, it inspires trends in everything from fashion to furnishings to phone accessories. In this article, we tell you more about 2015’s hottest color trend and share some ideas on how to incorporate it into your home décor.

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone’s pick for color of the year is Marsala, a beautiful, earthy shade named after the famous dessert wine from Sicily.

A rich, reddish color with a deep brown undertone, it leads a broader palette assembled by Pantone as a refreshing return to nature. Described as sophisticated yet grounded, Marsala is a robust color that is meant to evoke feelings of strength and confidence.
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