Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DIY Floral Napkin Ring

If you want to do something fun for your Memorial Day, or any party for that matter, use this quick trick for a bright and whimsical look to any table scape using only 2 items:

  • Wire Silk Flower Stem (we used a bright poppy red daisy)
  • Cloth Napkin (we grabbed one of our navy blue cloth napkins with a festive star)

Take your cloth napkin fold however you like to fold it.  A simple way to do it is fold it in half and then again to make a square, turn the napkin so that it is in a diamond shape and fold the sides behind the front. 

Grab your flower and begin twisting the stem into a spiral.  Keep twisting until the petals are facing forward.

Slide the napkin through and that's all you need for a fun napkin ring that can be easily updated for every table setting you have.  Have fun with the color of your stems and napkins - little details like these make for a quick way to take your place settings from ordinary to extraordinary!

For more Memorial Day inspiration, from recipes to décor, follow our Pinterest board dedicated to anything patriotic - https://www.pinterest.com/treesntrends/my-country-tis-of-thee/

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Vibrant Porch

Spring colors are all around us as the season comes into full swing, so why not bring these colors to your front door as a welcome to brighter days ahead? It takes only a few pieces to transform a standard front porch – in our case, neutral door and exterior of the home – into a vibrant, fun entryway.

COLOR PAIRINGS
We thought that turquoise, yellow, pink with a touch of lime green and orange would be a fun way to get started updating the front door.

   
FOCAL POINT
The door itself will always be where the eye travels first because of its size and location. This neutral toned door is brightened up with a quaint door hanging featuring a pink flower with mesh details and a butterfly in a light turquoise, which a perfect complement to the rest of the décor. 

RUGS
The design team at Jellybean Rugs have outdone themselves with their whimsical designs and vibrant colors. You can place these indoor or outdoor anywhere you’d like and they wash better than your jeans will.

TIN SIGN
It’s okay to mix a little vintage with bright and contemporary and this turquoise and yellow sign achieves that perfectly.
ODDS & ENDS
We added a turquoise candle holder and accented it with a bright canary yellow candle, along with an orange to the left of the door. To balance the look, a yellow table with pink and lime green floral stems set in a glass jar with rope adornments is brought in to serve as an anchor to the right of the door.

We hope this door brightens up your day and provides you with inspiration for your updated front door.  These pieces and more are available now at Trees n Trends!  Happy shopping!!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Memorial Day Decorating Ideas!

Memorial Day is right around the corner and there are so many fun ways to show your red, white and blue love on this festive holiday.  We put together a fun porch that will provide some inspiration to your outdoor look.

Unexpected Patterns
Polka dots are a fun way to mix up your décor for any reason, but we love how great these rich navy indoor/outdoor pillows look with the crisp white polka dots for Memorial Day.  Set against a poppy red, you will have a sophisticated theme outside of the typical stars and stripes.
 

Topiaries & Wire Toppers
A topiary is a beautiful statement piece for your outdoor or indoor décor, but when you add wire toppers that are typically used for a wreath or floral arrangement, you get an easy way to decorate the greenery without much effort.



Patriotic Box Signs
Show your love for the USA with patriotic box signs that are a whimsical choice in various colors, sizes and shapes. Add a colored mason jar or lantern for dimension and added detail.



Table Runners & Place Mats
The great thing about decorating is that you can use items in multiple ways beyond their intended use.  We added a burlap table runner with red striping to our small table and placed a primitive inspired placemat with stars and stripes to tie the look together.


These items and more available in stores now - and don't forget, 4th of July will be here soon and these are perfect for any outdoor party or front porch decorations you need to celebrate!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

FitKicks


FitKicks have taken over the athleisure footwear world and who can blame anyone for loving these?  Versatile, easy and comfortable, these shoes will have your feet dancing with relief and comfort.  These multi-purpose kicks are ergonomically designed to naturally conform to your foot, while the FlexSole sole technology provides durability and features a soft and stretchy top that fits to your foot for maximum comfort and breathability.  Super lightweight, these active footwear will become a travel must have for their fold and go design.  A protective toe guard prevents excess wear points and the elastic strap provides added gripping and style.  Care of these shoes is as simple as hand washing and allowing to air dry.  Pretty easy, right? 

The unisex design makes these a great option for men, women and children.  Sized for women from Small (5.5-6.5), Medium (7-8), Large (8.5-9.5) and XL (10-11), these are the shoes you want for an active lifestyle.

Traveling, exercise, walking, beach activities, high heel relief, water sports. relaxing and commuting are some of the most common uses for these everyday shoes.  FitKicks are available in a fun mix of colors and patterns, so all you really need to decide is how many to buy.  If you want to see which FitKicks shoes suit your specific exercise personality, head over to their blog and take this fun quiz: https://goo.gl/3z5usM

Stop into one of our stores today for a fun, stylish and comfy look for your feet.  You can also find them on-line here: http://goo.gl/EofrvM

Trust us, your feet will thank you.  Rev up, relax and repeat with your new FitKicks.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

You Should Color..No Really





Coloring books aren't just child's play anymore.  They have exploded as a great way to relax and de-stress for adults as well!!  As we mature, our crayons and colored pencils become a distant memory and are replaced by monitors, keyboards, pens and highlighters.  Recently however, coloring has become a recommended means of relaxing for adults.  So if you are looking for an excuse to break out the crayons, here are 5 reasons why adults should get to coloring!





1.  REDUCES STRESS.  When you start to color, your focus becomes on filling in the images and your other concerns, thoughts or worries no longer are in the front of your mind.  In simple terms, your worries are off your mind and you are focused on the task at hand.

2. STIMULATES THE BRAIN AND THE SENSES - How many of you can remember the smell of a crayon?  The feel of a newly sharpened coloring pencil?  These sense memories don't have to remain a distant thought from childhood, but are now part of the brain and sense stimulation of coloring.  Think of it as a way to stretch your mind and give your brain a nice work out. 

3. IMPROVES CONCENTRATION & ATTENTION TO DETAIL - Just like we mentioned in #1, when you are focused on coloring, you are building up your ability to concentrate without interruption.  Coloring pages with intricate designs improve concentration more and encourage you to pay attention to detail to create a masterpiece.

4.  SPARKS CREATIVITY - When we become adults, it is very easy to fall into a routine and not allow spontaneity or creativity to flourish in our day to day lives.  But sitting in front of a fresh coloring page sparks our creativity immediately.

5.  RELAXING - Grab a fresh coloring page, crayons and or colored pencils and begin to enjoy a relaxing moment to yourself.  Making time to enjoy something is relaxing and peaceful. 



Friday, April 22, 2016

Administrative Professionals Day


In any office, there is a group of folks that are truly the glue behind the operations and those are the administrative professionals.  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 27th because this is their day.  While you probably rely on them heavily to do most of your "thank you" tasks for customers, clients and sometimes even for your family (shout out to them for covering you when you forgot Mom's birthday, right?), this is the time to show them how much you appreciate them for all they do to keep your professional world running smoothly.

 Give one of our ideas a whirl this year and we promise you will have a very happy administrative professional.

1. CORKCICLE: Coffee and tea are the two of the best friends any office worker can have.  Let your administrative professional sip in style with a designer coffee tumbler by Corkcicle. Trees n Trends carries a variety of travel tumblers to choose for the java lover in your office. Make sure you pick a color they love because this will be used daily.  Guaranteed. Bonus, these tumblers keep cold drinks chilly for 9 hours and hot drinks toasty for up to 3. 


2. LUNCH TIME: There is nothing like having a break from the grind of the office and your administrative professionals will enjoy getting out and about and having a meal on you.  Let's face it, we all love a free lunch!!


3.COMPLIMENT BOARD: It is such a simple phrase, "You Are Appreciated," but it goes a very long way for any employee.  Grab a corkboard or dry erase board and set it up with YOU ARE APPRECIATED along the top next to their desk.  Have other co-workers post what they appreciate most about your administrative professionals hard work.  Once again, a happy staff is a productive staff...
 
 
 
4.EXTRA DAY OFF: A happy employee is a productive employee.  If you can swing it, let your admins have an extra personal day to rest up and be ready to tackle their responsibilities.  This is a meaningful gesture to say thank you and you've earned a day. 

We hope these ideas spark creativity for Administrative Professionals Day.  Be sure to make it a special day - they deserve it!




Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Top 5 Distinctive Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is drawing near and while there is still time on the calendar to think of the one who gave you her all, let’s forget a last minute approach to gift giving this year and focus on things that she really wants, shall we?  Here are some of the top gift ideas to bring a smile to Mom on her special day.

GARDEN DÉCOR & ACCESSORIES

Give Mom the gift of spring with a basket of gardening décor and accessories for her veggies and flowers to bloom in style.  From bright colors to classic finishes, these items give the most sophisticated look to any gardener’s paradise.   Make a basket for Mom including the items shown here.
 
INSPIRATIONAL DECOR


Remind your Mom how inspirational she is with our line of iron & wooden crosses, family-centric box signs and stunning wall décor to show her that even though the world is full of moms, she is still your favorite one. Include one of your favorite family photos or poem in a frame and have a thoughtful gift that shows Mom how much you celebrate her every day.
 
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS 


We know what you are thinking, its Mother’s Day and flowers are pretty common choices, right?  Not in this case.  Our premade silk arrangements featuring décor from shabby chic to contemporary and everything in between, will delight Moms of all styles. Our staff of designers have created timeless arrangements to make you look really good this Mother's Day. Plus, these will last forever too and Mom doesn't have to do any work to keep them looking great.
 
COLORING BOOKS

Adult coloring books are a huge trend right now and provide much needed relaxation for the busiest of us all, and Mom is no exception.  Gift Mom a relaxation care package for Mother’s Day with coloring books, colored pencils, her favorite coffee or tea and a new mug for an afternoon of throwback fun for Mom. Our favorite one is this Mom centric coloring book for de-stressing and enjoyment.
 
SUMMER IS COMING

If your Mom is a lake lover or beach bum, bring the sand and sun inside with our extensive line of lake and beach décor.  Who says home can't be a vacation? 


Moms deserve to be celebrated everyday, but on this holiday, make sure to bring a smile to her face with these gifts and more from Trees n Trends.  Which one do you think your Mom will love?  Let us know!

 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Last Minute Decor OR Gift Ideas!


Christmas is only days away and the holiday party season is in full swing. Maybe you're hosting a holiday get-together and need a little added something to your decor. OR maybe you're attending a Christmas party and need a special hostess gift that she'll use every year.

Either way we have you covered at Trees n Trends!

First up, our glass domes and Starlight LED wire lights have been a HUGE hit this holiday season. If you've watched any of our Holiday Decor Theme videos, you know Kevin has been using them in a million unique ways to add that extra special touch to any holiday scene. Plus, both are currently 50% off at your local Trees n Trends!


Next, we have clip-on candles perfect for Christmas trees and other holiday garlands. They clip on easily and adjust depending on the angle. Plus, they come with a remote and timer function for convenient use.


So, pick up these last minute additions for your own holiday decor or bring them to your next holiday gathering for a great hostess gift.