Archive | November, 2009

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations | November 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Simplest Magnolia and Boxwood Wreaths

magnolia and fresh boxwood wreaths

A simple square wreath is ideal for a modern home. Depending of your preference, Gardens propose three holiday greenery options. First, the classic Magnolia Grandiflora with its dark green leaves on the front side contrasted with a rich velvet copper back side. You can also get and all green magnolia or a fresh boxwood. The [...]

FAMILY, GAMES and Toys | November 28, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Sportive Indoor Spaces for Kids

indoor climbing activities playrooms

If you live in a colder climate, you understand the practicality of indoor park where your kids can be active. Some parents took this idea further and integrate indoor climbing ladder, a slide and even a sliding pole in their house. If more kids were having those, maybe they would play less video games. I [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations | November 28, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Holiday Greenery 101 by Martha Stewart

holiday greenery 101 from martha stewart

Leave it to Martha Stewart to explain the dos and don’ts of taking care of 19 varieties of traditional green branches. You will learn that Eastern Juniper won’t survive long indoors. So it is best to use Eastern Juniper for your outdoor garlands. Or greet with guests with a winter arrangement that combines aromatic evergreens. [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations | November 27, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Interview with Elaine Griffin: Decorating your Home for the Holiday

lowe's before and after foyer for the holiday

I interviewed last week interior designer and author Elaine Griffin about preparing your home for Christmas. We talked about quick fixes to enhance your home decor and trends in Holiday decorations. We also explored how to decorate without a Christmas tree, how to display the gifts if you do not have a Christmas tree, how [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

November 27, 2009 | by Kim

Home-cooked Chicken Noodle Soup, please

countryhome recipes for hearty soups

This sight brings me comfort. I got a flu or a cold since the beginning of the week. The classic chicken noodle [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

November 27, 2009 | by Kim

Sunday Brunch for a Crowd

eggs in ramekins for a sunday brunch

With the holiday season, we often need to cook for lots of people. This calls for easy cooking method if we want [...]

ENTERTAINING, PAPER goods

November 26, 2009 | by Kim

Thank You for Dinner Card

thanks for dinner card

If you like to send thank you card after attending a dinner party, look at this simple but adorable thank you card. [...]

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DESIGN and style, LIVING

November 26, 2009 | by Kim

My Makeup Tower

makeup tower for Color Sensational lipstick sponsored feature on chick advisor

I am part of StyleCollective, a select group of Canadian indie fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog and new-media sites that decided to [...]

FAMILY, KIDS party

November 25, 2009 | by Kim

Ladybug First Birthday Party Theme

ladybug first birthday party mood board

Angel Brave of Because Life’s Eventful contacted me a few weeks ago because she needed help in figuring out details for the [...]

LIVING, URBAN Living

November 25, 2009 | by Kim

Volvo is Testing a Pedestrian Detection System

volvo pedestrian detection safety system

If you are a regular reader, you might remember that I believe that cities should be developed around pedestrians not cars. I [...]

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FAMILY, KIDS party

November 25, 2009 | by Kim

DIY Cupcake Tower Topper Project

doing your own cupcake tower topper

Sara of Party Perfect shared on her blog how she built a cupcake tower topper for the second birthday of her son. [...]

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ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

November 24, 2009 | by Kim

Simple Rustic Menus for Thanksgiving

thanksgiving menu :: Sweet Butternut Squash and Coconut Jam

I revisited previous menu suggestions to help you with the final preparation of your Thanksgiving diner. Have a look at: Simple Thanksgiving [...]

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