Outdoor Entertaining for the 4th of July

It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July is quickly approaching. As I pulled together ideas for this year’s celebration, I looked for details that would be both festive and unfussy, while also easily blending into my summer décor. Dual purpose is the name of the game!

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Favorite Man in your Life

Life can be pretty busy at the Lutz household — in particular for my husband and father of our four kids. So, for Father’s Day, our favorite ritual is to kick back and relax. We love to grill out, make dad’s favorite dessert — which may be as simple as s’mores over the fire — play games, let him have a little downtime, and watch a movie as a family. Our kids usually make homemade cards accompanied by a gift.

Now, deciding what to give your husband or dad for Father’s Day can be difficult. This year, I compiled gift ideas for all types of dads. Here’s a list of what you can give the favorite guy in our lives: Continue reading “Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Favorite Man in your Life”

Precious Memories: A Mother’s Day Giveaway with Tree Classics

What is your heartwarming Mother’s Day story?

Tree Classics honors the most important women in our lives with Precious Memories: A Mother’s Day Giveaway. Look back on the most memorable moments with your children and share them with us for a chance to win one of five $150 gift cards.

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Read on to know how you can join the giveaway and discover how Brand Ambassador Jennifer Lutz feels about raising four lovely kids.
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Tree Classics’ Blogger Review: Storage Bags

With the holidays over, it is finally time to get all your Christmas decorations down and stored away for another year. Here are 6 talented ladies and their practical tips on storing and organizing your trees, wreaths, and ornaments with Tree Classics’ Storage Bags.

Dalia Torres of Inspiration by D

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Named after her Etsy Shop, Inspirations by D started during the summer of 2010 as a way to stay in contact with Dalia’s loved ones.  Now the blog features the author’s work and a variety of easy to do crafts with materials from around the home, DIY projects, recipes, gardening tips, blog tutorials, occasional family moments, and other things that may serve to inspire.

Dalia shares, “I usually keep our Christmas tree up during the twelve days of Christmas. It is at this time after the 12 days that I begin to put the decorations away.”

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Dalia’s Deluxe Upright Tree Storage Bag easily accommodates her fully assembled tree. Follow her storage steps here. Continue reading “Tree Classics’ Blogger Review: Storage Bags”

Tree Classics’ Blogger Review: Hyde Park Pine Snap Tree™

Now that the trees are taken down and put away, we take this time to thank our blogger partners who shared their time and holiday experience with the Hyde Park Pine Snap Tree™. Have a look at these amazing trees and get to know the creative minds behind them:

Amanda Becker of The Tale of an Ugly House

Married for 9 years and mother to a 2-year old boy, Amanda is a full time stay-at-home mom who is passionate about creating a beautiful home on a budget. She started her blog in 2014 as a creative outlet and a way to share inspirational ideas with others.

“If you need to throw up a tree last minute and find yourself scrambling to get the gifts wrapped know you’re not alone! Just think simple. Simple is always beautiful in my book.” Amanda set up her Hyde Park Pine Snap Tree™ in the dining room and decorated it with blush and gold glass ornaments and ribbons tied in bows, and it is by far her favorite tree in the house.

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To see more of Amanda’s classic and elegant tree, as well as some quick and easy gift wrapping ideas, head on over to The Tale of an Ugly House.

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