Archive | August, 2007

DESIGN and style, LIVING | August 31, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Celebrating Blog Day 2007

Celebrating Blog Day 2007

Today is Blog Day. This is perfect for me since it falls the same day I usually feature the best posts of the week from the blogosphere. This edition will be slightly altered to fit their spirit of the celebrations. Basically to celebrate I need to introduce 5 new blogs to my readers, ideally from [...]

ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS | August 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

A stylish teacher note pad by Bonnie’s StylePress

A stylish teacher note pad by Bonnie’s StylePress

It is back to school time again. Parents of young children often give a little something to the new teacher of their child. It is a wonderful idea. You can send homemade cookies. But I think you will make an even better impression by sending this remarkable Teachers are Special note pad. It will take [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | August 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Socialize with ease at cocktail parties with one free hand plates

Socialize with ease at cocktail parties with one free hand plates

We all experienced the juggling act of holding a plate and a wine glass while trying to interact with others at a party. It can even lead to messy moments. Some called them mingle plates, cocktail plates, wine & dine plates or one free hand plates; but the name does not really matter. Once you [...]

ENTERTAINING, FOOD + DRINK, FOOD presentation, HOLIDAY entertaining | August 29, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Start making plans for Halloween

Start making plans for Halloween

For the past two weeks, I am seeing wonderful Halloween decorations on the Web. I started gathering amazing stuff for several Halloween boards that I cannot wait to show you. My initial thoughts were to start posting Halloween tips around the second week of September. I got this principle that you do not talk about [...]

ENTERTAINING, OUTDOOR entertaining

August 28, 2007 | by Kim

The best looking and most practical picnic...

The best looking and most practical picnic bags

We still have a few weeks in front of us for plenty of fun picnics. I made a compilation of my favorite [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

August 28, 2007 | by Kim

Time to vote: Wedding inspiration board...

Time to vote: Wedding inspiration board contest at Style Me Pretty

An interesting¬†contest is going on right now. Style Me Pretty‘s readers were asked to submit their vision of the best weddings. You [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE

August 27, 2007 | by Kim

Add glamour to your table with pastry domes

Add glamour to your table with pastry domes

Nothing can beat the traditional glass pastry domes for creating the ultimate dessert serving ware. I always have a fascination for these [...]

ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS

August 27, 2007 | by Kim

Another source for expandable flower vases at...

Another source for expandable flower vases at a Los Angeles retailer

For my readers in the United States I got a good and a bad news. The good news is that I dig [...]

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ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

August 24, 2007 | by Kim

Weekly column: As seen on other blogs –...

Weekly column: As seen on other blogs – 2007.08.24 edition

Technically the first post is from last week but since I discovered the chic orange tone marriage this week, it made this [...]

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COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK

August 24, 2007 | by Kim

Upcoming cookbook titled Dish Entertains by...

Upcoming cookbook titled Dish Entertains by Trish Magwood

I know Trish Magwood since 2005 as the host of the hit show party dish on the Food Network. Trish is known [...]

ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS

August 22, 2007 | by Kim

Montreal-based TOMA is another brand for...

Montreal-based TOMA is another brand for expandable flower vases

My friend Mélanie commented an hour ago about these vases on my blog. Her tip was so interesting that I decided to [...]

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ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts

August 21, 2007 | by Kim

Introducing an expandable flower vase named...

Introducing an expandable flower vase named Vazu

This post is about an innovative product that makes an affordable hostess gift or housewarming gift. This does not mean that you [...]

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