Archive | July, 2008

BABY showers, ENTERTAINING | July 31, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Menu Ideas for a Baby Shower and Tea Party

Menu Ideas for a Baby Shower and Tea Party

As I laid my eyes on these sunflower cupcakes by Joycelyn of Kuidaore, I knew I found the topic for a post. Be ready for seeing your guests in awe if you bake and decorate similar sunflower cupcakes. Prepare in advance you dessert table, the sunflower toppings look too great to not show off your [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | July 31, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Cool Cupcakes at Les Glaceurs

Cool Cupcakes at Les Glaceurs

After lunch, my friend H. wanted a cupcake. This is how I discovered this cool ice cream and cupcake place in the heart of Old Montreal. You can see the side of Notre-Dame Cathedral while you are eating sweets at Les Glaceurs. I was not hungry so I did not taste one. After the fact, [...]

COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | July 30, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

5 Cool Products for Your Kitchen

5 Cool Products for Your Kitchen

The top 3 are Red-Dot Design Award winners and an honorable mention. The fifth is there because it is cute and original. Zyliss’ Easy Spin Salad Spinner On my book, noting beat a Zyliss salad spinner and I got a 10 year old model. Zyliss won in 2004 for its Easy Spin salad spinner. The [...]

ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP | July 30, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Gerbera Daisies Tablescape for Showers and Girl Birthdays

Gerbera Daisies Tablescape for Showers and Girl Birthdays

After the sunflower bridal shower, it is the turn of the even more popular and accessible gerbera daisy to be the center of attention. I imagine this tablescape for a teen girl birthday party. The tablescape was designed by the team at Bellenza as a showcase for their party favors, place card holders and votive [...]

DESIGN and style, LIVING

July 30, 2008 | by Kim

Having Fun With The Swedish Furniture Name...

Having Fun With The Swedish Furniture Name Generator

Those could be the names of a furniture collection based on my name and my husband’s name. This fun little application was [...]

GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts, PAPER goods

July 29, 2008 | by Kim

Dozi Design and Syko | Etsy Finds

Dozi Design and Syko | Etsy Finds

I felt in love with the work of two more Etsy sellers today. I love to shop on Etsy as I am [...]

ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP

July 29, 2008 | by Kim

Two Bridal Showers | Real-Life Party

Two Bridal Showers | Real-Life Party

Jaime of It’s a Jaime Thing sent me the pictures of two bridal showers she designed last year for a cousin and [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

July 28, 2008 | by Kim

Out of Africa Party Decor Inspiration

Out of Africa Party Decor Inspiration

Look at this blissful vacation spot. It is easy to imagine the feeling of waking up on this 180-degree view luxury suite. [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

July 28, 2008 | by Kim

Flair Bartending Video by Mixoart Bar...

Flair Bartending Video by Mixoart Bar Entertainment

This is the latest video from the talented flair bartenders at Mixoart. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, checkout their [...]

TRENDS

July 28, 2008 | by Kim

Cost of Living in Los Angeles is less than in...

Cost of Living in Los Angeles is less than in Toronto

An interesting fact from the 2008 Mercer’s cost of living report. I would not have guess that it costs a tiny more [...]

FAMILY, KIDS party

July 27, 2008 | by Kim

Kid Karting Birthday Party Captured By Top...

Kid Karting Birthday Party Captured By Top Wedding Photographer Jessica Claire

I imagine this birthday party to be every little boy’s dream. What a treat it must have been for all the kids [...]

HOME + GARDEN, LIVING with kids

July 27, 2008 | by Kim

Top 7 Links of the Week 2008.07.27

Top 7 Links of the Week 2008.07.27

I am introducing my new weekly must read section. I compiled the list on Sunday from what bloggers published over the last [...]

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