Archive | September, 2009

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | September 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Mussels in Saffron Broth with Vegetable Oven Fries

mussels in saffron broth by la tartine gourmande

You may have recognized the style of Bea from La Tartine Gourmande. She shared her recipe for Mussels in Saffron Broth in her Boston Globe’s column today. I like that fact that she replaced the typical French Fries with parsnips and yellow carrots oven fries. + Mussels in Saffron Broth recipe on Boston Globe + Photo [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | September 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Anne’s Food Seeks the Best Superfood Sandwich

superfood sandwich by anne's food

If you up for the challenge, you could try to compose the best superfood (meaning high phytonutrient content) sandwich. Anne’s Food is having a contest. Anyone can participate. She thought of a price for her non-Swedish readers. + More on Anne’s Food

FAMILY, LIVING with kids | September 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Kid-Friendly Cafes in Toronto and Montreal

kid-friendly cafes in Toronto

Earlier this year, I told you about Maman, Bébé et Café, a coffee shop in Montreal that was more a community center for parents than a typical coffee shop. (October 4th, 2009 update: A friend told me that Maman, Bébé et Café has closed their door.) It seems that Toronto are catching up with two [...]

FAMILY, KIDS rooms | September 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Cute Animal Alphabet Lampshape by Lad and Lass

animal alphabet lampshape by lad and lass

I think this kid lampshape is so cute. The small lampshape can be fitted to a lamp base or to be used as a pendant lamp. They are made in Australia by Lad and Lass. You can buy them on etsy. + Animal Alphabet Pendant $198 USD + Animal Alphabet Small Lampshade or Pendant $106 [...]


September 29, 2009 | by Kim

Art by the Girl Behind The Charm School...

sarah collier art print :: the dotted line

Sarah Collier referred to The Dotted Line as a vintage piece than meets digital. I love it! Sarah sells her art as [...]

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September 29, 2009 | by Kim

Candy Table Ideas for Halloween

candy halloween station styled by pottery barn

There are plenty of ideas to make yours from the styled pictures of Pottery Barn. Using small containers inside a tray is [...]


September 29, 2009 | by Kim

Eco-friendly Lunch Kits and a new Marketplace

plum creek mercantile lunch kits with to-go ware bamboo utensils

I received an email from Abe’s Market today to introduce their green and natural products marketplace. While browsing Abe’s site, I came [...]

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September 29, 2009 | by Kim

Fruits and Passion’s Sale Alert

free cucina scent with sale alert from fruits and passion

Fruits and Passion is having a sale in Canada and the United States. A range of customer’s favorite products is reduced to [...]

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September 29, 2009 | by Kim

Tea and Mug Cozies

hand knitted tea and mug cozies

More and more designers are updating these old-fashioned tea essentials. They always kept their granny look but like the things at Anthropologie, [...]


September 28, 2009 | by Kim

Porcelain Tableware by Linda Bloomfield

porcelain cake stands and tableware by linda bloomfield

UK potter Linda Bloomfield creates simple shapes with tactile satin mat glazes and subtly colored interiors. I like her style. Her tableware [...]

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September 28, 2009 | by Kim

Style in the Home Office

home sweet home office on our haus

It is not the first time that I mentioned that your home office can have more panache and feels more comfortable than [...]

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September 27, 2009 | by Kim

Birds in a Tree Decor for a Nursery

birds in a tree theme for a nursery :: wall art and bird mobile

You recalled the fabulous mobile birds created by Spool Sewing that I showcased last March. I just realized that they would look [...]

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