Archive | January, 2011

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | January 31, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Forest Spoon by Nendo

forest spoon by nendo

I am in awe with this adorable bird on a tree spoon. The Japanese design studio Nendo made a spoon that is as fun to look at it is to use for the curry chain restaurant Coco Ichibanya‘s annual ‘Grandmother Curry’ promotion, in which 100,000 lucky customers could win curry spoons through a lottery. When [...]

HOME + GARDEN, ORGANIZING | January 31, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Organizing Your Mud Room or Entryway

organizing your mud room

Whether you have a mud room or an entryway, you need to take into account form and function to design a beautiful, practical room. It is even harder if you live in a colder climate because you need to store many coats, boots, mitts and hats. So, what are the must-have items for an efficient [...]

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FAMILY, KIDS rooms | January 31, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Vintage Science Charts for a Nursery or Toddler Room

vintage science charts

When I spotted those cute vintage school charts on Shelterrific this morning, I immediately thought that they would look sharp on a baby or toddler room. They carry a childish vibe and it will make a change from the usual ABC or 123 posters. The best part is that they can grow with a kid. Each [...]

BABY showers, ENTERTAINING | January 30, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Follow-up on using Wishpot for my Baby Shower | Getting ready for the baby

follow up on using wishspot for a baby shower

I told you earlier that I created my wish list for my baby shower on Wishspot. Now that my baby shower is passed, I can share how it went. In two words, it works! The conclusions are that: Many guests used it and found it easy to use. They told me that they found the [...]

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January 28, 2011 | by Kim

Serving Ware Gift Ideas

serving ware for wedding gift ideas

The wedding season is approaching soon. Therefore, I started looking at wedding gift suggestions. My first finds are two serving pieces available [...]


January 27, 2011 | by Kim

Babel Bookshelf by Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo

babel by mario mazzer for bonaldo

I enjoy the original shape of the five-tier bookshelf designed by Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo. The textured surface brings to this sculptural piece a resemblance to [...]


January 27, 2011 | by Heather

DIY Monogrammed Ribbon

velvet ribbon bookmark

With my ribbon collection now organized, I’m on a hunt for creative projects that will help me use up my stash and, [...]


January 26, 2011 | by Kim

Carnation Cones

carnation cones

I usually dislike carnations. But I have to admit that Martha Stewart Living craft editor Marcie McGoldrich impressed me with this easy [...]


January 26, 2011 | by Heather

Chocolate Soup for Valentine’s Day

chocolate soup recipe

Soup for dessert may seem like a stretch, though with rich chocolate and cream as key ingredients, you’ll be hard-pressed to find [...]

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January 26, 2011 | by Heather

2011 Food Trend: Honey

honey spoons

Pie may be getting all the buzz, but there’s something even sweeter on food trend lists this year: honey. Perhaps a reflection [...]


January 26, 2011 | by Kim

Baby-sized Mousehole for a Playroom

child's fort with a mousehole

I wish we had enough space in our home to have a playroom just to make our own. I saw it on [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids

January 25, 2011 | by Kim

Prenatal Courses and Birth Plan | Getting...

birth plan template

Since this will be my first child, I am glad that my husband and I took a childbirth class. I know more [...]

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