As part of National Beer Day on April 7, here are awesome ways to make use of beer other than drinking

alcohol-2101_640

According to history, beer is the oldest drink enjoyed by civilization and may even be as old as civilization itself. Beer’s history can be traced in history and literature, and the oldest proven record of beer is between 4,000 to 6,000 years ago in the poem to honor Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of brewing. However, as humans evolved, so did beer and its uses. Here are some awesome ways to use beer today:

Bake It With Cake and Eat It Too!

Nowadays, there are recipes for almost everything that can be ingested by the human body. One of the fantastic creations of the beer-loving culture is the beer bread. Making beer bread isn’t as difficult as you’d imagine. You will need the following to get started with this classic beer bread recipe shared by Bridget from Bake at 350:


(more…)

If you want to devote some “me time” this spring, check out some of these awesome spots

Whether you’re trying to prolong commencing spring cleaning or you just want to experience this season in another location, you can check out some of these places that Treetopia thinks will give you a fantastic time.

Seattle

seattle-71778_640

Whether you tend to be sleepless or not, Seattle is a definite go-to destination during springtime. You can visit the Space Needle and enjoy the view from above, or head to the Seattle Aquarium and explore things from below. If you want to immerse yourself in the culture of this magnificent place, visit the various museums in the area such as the Olympic Sculpture Park or the Seattle Art Museum. You can also simply explore the city beginning with Pioneer Square or Pike Place Market.

(more…)

Channel your inner Irish and bring the Emerald Isles into your home

reminder-48109_640

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every 17th of March, the feast day of St. Patrick himself. Aside from the parade and parties where pints and quarts of beer are passed around, this day holds a greater significance for the people of the Emerald Isles. Here are some tidbits and fun suggestions on how to bring out your inner Irish.

(more…)

Have your fill of delectable dishes without the guilt

Every year for 40 days, Christians undertake a dietary resolution in preparation for Easter. This diet consists of fasting, abstinence, and a healthy dose of prayer and meditation. Regardless of religion (or lack of it), however, people have chosen to carry out Lenten diets with hope of achieving weight loss. Whether you adhere to this belief or not, Treetopia has some food suggestions for every meal that are not only scrumptious and filling, but also acceptable for Lent.


photo by AndyRobertsPhotos via flickr CC BY 2.0

 

Breakfast/Dessert

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so they say. Sure, you can quickly whip up a bowl of oatmeal or an omelet but your taste buds wouldn’t feel too excited about those after a while and, since it’s Lent, you can’t reach for those packs of ham or bacon in the freezer. Instead of going astray, whip up a batch of couscous pudding. This versatile little dish can be served as a breakfast and/or dessert, depending on your mood, and it’s healthy to boot! We found Dena’s Oh! You Cook! blog with instructions on how to make this very simple dish. You will need the following basic ingredients:

  • 2  cups almond milk (plain or vanilla)
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup plain or whole wheat couscous
  • 1/3 cup raisins

(more…)

Today is a day we should celebrate with cheer, for today we celebrate Dr. Seuss, that dear

On March 2 of every year, we celebrate the birth of one of the most prominent icons of children’s literature. Theodor Seuss Geisel, more popularly known as Dr. Seuss, challenged everyone to expand the borders of the imagination and, while people may think that the lessons in his books are only for children, they are really universal.


Photo by marshillonline via flickr. CC BY 2.0

Whether you believe us or not about the universality of Dr. Seuss’ works, we urge you to read on as Treetopia takes you on a journey through some well-loved Dr. Seuss works and shows you how to apply them in the design of your home.

(more…)

Bring out those shakers and blenders because it’s time for some delightful recipes for National Margarita Day


photo by slgckgc via flickr. CC BY 2.0

 

It’s National Margarita Day this Friday and what better way to celebrate than mixing up a glass or two (or several) of this favorite concoction. Treetopia has gathered a few recipes you and your friends can try out, so gather everyone for a margarita-tasting party!

(more…)

Treetopia has listed down some romantic destinations for a memorable trip with your partner

The excitement surrounding Valentine’s Day may be over but it doesn’t mean you can’t still be in a romantic mood. If you’re planning an intimate escape for you and your partner, consider these romantic destinations on Treetopia’s list:

A Taste of Culture and the Arts

If you and your partner love to immerse yourselves in culture and enjoy the excitement of a bustling city, then New York is the place to go. Take snapshots as you explore the city or dress up and take pleasure in Broadway or Off-Broadway productions. Find inspiration at the Metropolitan Museum or have a nice, romantic carriage ride around Central Park. When you’ve had your fill, you can head on over to the scenic Niagara Falls and cuddle as you enjoy the view of cascading water.

NY

(more…)

Level up your marriage proposal plans this Valentine’s Day with creative ways to pop the question

Marriage proposals on Valentine’s Day may be cheesy or predictable to some but you have to admit, they are definitely an awesome way to celebrate the love between two people. As an advocate of love and anything fabulous, Treetopia presents to you innovative ways you may employ when you want to pop the question to your partner.

ring-1775_640 (more…)

If you think stress is already making you look like you’re ancient, Treetopia has some suggestions to restore your youth

Ways to de-stress

As expected after the holidays, work has piled up and credit card bills from Christmas shopping purchases have made its way to your mailbox. If you’re already feeling like a dried-up prune from dealing with the avalanche of backlogged work and piled-up bills, it’s time to treat yourself right to regain your youthful composure. Since January is Self-love Month, Treetopia has gathered some suggestions on how you can show your love for yourself by looking and feeling fabulous in spite of all the negative vibes.

(more…)

If you’re looking for activities to do on Fun-at-Work Day, Treetopia has some awesome ideas you can try

According to our fabulous calendar, it’s almost that time of the year when we can add a lot of fun at work. Different sources identify January 27, 28, or 29 as the date for “Fun-at-Work Day,” but one thing’s for sure: having fun at work is a must. So no matter which date your office chooses to celebrate this quirky holiday, Treetopia has gathered some fun activities you can initiate to shake things up in your workplace.

(more…)