Archive | 2011

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | December 13, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Simple (and Not So Simple) Christmas Cookie Ideas

melting snowman cookies by the decorated cookie blog

I love the tradition of making your own Christmas cookies and bring to as hostess gifts. With a little imagination, some practice and the right supplies, you could arrive with the best decorated cookies this Christmas. I visited The Decorated Cookie blog in search of tutorials and inspirations. What I found was several Wow! factors [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations | December 6, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Spruce Outdoor Centerpiece

spruce outdoor centerpiece bhg

Delightful outdoor decorations greet your guests with style and character. I got tired of the big lit house decorations. It might be because we pass the Holiday at the cottage that I am more inspired by this birdbath evergreen tree centerpiece. The idea behind this project is to set up a welcoming woodsy vignette at [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | December 6, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Kyle Bunting’s Stylish Cowhide Rugs

alhambra rug

These luxurious rugs from Kyle Bunting freshen up the rustic of cowhide rugs. The modern and geometric design brings a modern feel that I appreciate. His creations will look great in a modern or a contemporary interior. You can specify any design, color, and size for rug, wall covering and upholstery applications. The dye catalogue is huge and [...]

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ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations | December 6, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

DIY Christmas Wreaths

DIY flowery wreath

It is hard to beat the unique character of handmade Christmas wreaths. It is fun to see how people are still able to reinvent a Holiday decoration that have been around for ages. Have a look at three DIY wreaths that are beautifully rustic. First, here an cosy idea from The Farm Chicks‘ Serena Thompson. It [...]


November 23, 2011 | by Kim

La Chaise Étiquette: a foldable chair...

label chair :: chaise etiquette

Félix Guyon for Montreal-based La Firme designed a foldable chair that you would not mind to hand on your wall. When the [...]


November 21, 2011 | by Kim

Urban Living: How the Dutch Got Their Cycle...

cycle path in the Netherlands

This video starts with: The Netherlands has the world’s largest number of cyclists, but it is also the safest place to cycling. It says [...]

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November 21, 2011 | by Kim

5-Minute Martha: Greet Your Guests with Tasty...

grazing board pate de foie

There is no need to rush or to prepare several types of appetizers when you are having guests over at the cocktail [...]

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture

November 20, 2011 | by Kim

Wow for the Norwegian Wild Reindeer...

Norwegian Reindeer Pavilion Centre

The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion shows a wood construction like I have never seen before. I like how the benches are [...]

FOOD + DRINK, FOR all the family

November 18, 2011 | by Kim

Windowfarms Let’s You Grow Food Inside...


If you have a sunny window in your kitchen, this upcoming product might be for you. I like the idea to grow [...]


November 17, 2011 | by Kim

Cooking with Kids: Pear Galette

pear galette

Galettes, which are freeform rustic pies, are not meant to look perfect. This makes galettes the ideal tarts to bake with your [...]

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FAMILY, LIVING with kids

November 16, 2011 | by Kim

Happy Baby: Will It Be Day Care or a...

babysitter daycare

Many questions came to my mind before I took my decision. What would be the best for my baby? What about the [...]


November 9, 2011 | by Kim

Deck the Walls with Umbra Snap Frames

deck the walls

Here is a fun party activity or decor that you can use over and over. You could use the Umbra Snap frames [...]

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