Archive | February, 2011

ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | February 28, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Vacu Vin Party People Snack Markers

party people snack markers by vacu vin

You might recall the Party People glass markers that I introduced in 2009. The same jolly characters are now available as snack markers. Each of the 8 characters tops a stainless steel fork. This is an eco-friendly alternative to the usual wooden fork or toothpick that you throw away after each bite. SOURCING: + For [...]

COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | February 28, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Must-Have Tools to Cook and Serve Crepes or Pancakes

my must-have tools to cook and serve crepes and pancakes

My French background means that I prefer crepes to pancakes. It might be for the same reason that I enjoy more the taste of a thin crust pizza. But if you are the pancake type, my tips will work as well. You can revisit my traditional crepe recipe as a start. First, you need a [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME office | February 26, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Industrial Office Small Storage Solutions

wall office storage

Wall office storage saves space and keep everything at reach. But you need a system if you do not want to look messy. You can either buy a ready-to-install wall storage system or create your own from everyday items. Like I said on on my blog column last month, wire-frame baskets are popular right [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME office | February 26, 2011 | by Heather Watterworth

DIY Chalkboard Paper Calendar

chalkboard contact paper calendar diy

If you love the functionality of chalkboard paint, but aren’t willing to commit to an entire wall, chalkboard contact paper is an inexpensive and versatile alternative. Just peel off the backing, or use sticky tack, to adhere it to the wall. Over at, the contact paper was cut into squares and cleverly arranged as [...]


February 25, 2011 | by Kim

Paper Source’s Note Cubes and Pads for...

note cubes with spring and summer patterns

I have a thing for note cubes and note pads with a magnet on the back. I used them all the time. [...]

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February 24, 2011 | by Kim

An Hitachi Grill Heater Used as an Indoor...

hitachi set used as a s'mores burner

One reader on Facebook asked me where to find the s’more burners that were used at a wedding from my s’more stations [...]

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BABY products, FAMILY

February 24, 2011 | by Kim

I love my Ze Super Zeros

ze super zeros :: zebu the zebra plush toy

Our friend Nathalie of the Foodies Emporium blog gave us one of the most adorable plush toys at our baby shower. From [...]


February 24, 2011 | by Heather

Join Plastic Cutlery

join plastic cutlery ding 3000 colours

No time to create an over-the-top tablescape for your next dinner party? Distract (and entertain) hungry guests with colorful, architectural flatware that’s [...]


February 23, 2011 | by Kim

A Round-Up of Oscar Party Ideas

Oscar nominee envelope napkin for a red and gold tabletop

If you are hosting an Oscar Party this year, here are some ideas that will make your event more special. You could [...]


February 23, 2011 | by Kim

Stainless Steel Snack Bowls and Cats

stainless steel snack bowls

It is fun when you discover new usages for every day objects. Take these modern snack bowls, for example.  A cat owner [...]


February 23, 2011 | by Kim

My Renovation Tips for the blog of

my home renovation tips on hgtv

My February column for Style Sheet, the blog of was about sharing my best tips to stay on time and on [...]


February 23, 2011 | by Heather

Hot Chocolate Products at the Ticket Kitchen

ticket kitchen chocolate spoon

Tea and coffee connoisseurs don’t usually have to look too far to find a gourmet fix. But for those of us who [...]

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