Archive | May, 2012

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | May 30, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Take-n-Bake Molten Chocolate Cake in a Mason Jar

molten chocolate cake in a mason jar

I am surprised that it took me so long to discover this fabulous ready to bake cake by chocolatier Autumn Martin of Hot Cakes. She started making them in 2008. Since then, the dessert served in a Mason jar has exploded. If a molten chocolate cake is not a novelty, why do I write about it? In [...]

DESIGN and style, LIVING | May 30, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

What to Wear: At a Lifestyle Blogging Event – and a Look at BlogPodium

blogpodium may 2012 fashion

Last Saturday, I attended BlogPodium at the stylish Arcadian Loft located in the Simpson Tower in Toronto. First, I must congratulate publicly  Lindsay Stephenson of Aubrey and Lindsay’s Little House Blog and Jennifer Flores of Rambling Renovators for organizing such an amazing event. The girls put a lot of hours making it a reality and it showed when we look at [...]

ENTERTAINING, OUTDOOR entertaining | May 29, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Kim Loves: The First Summer Collection of Dwell Studio

dwell studio summer entertaining collection

It is no secret that I am a fan of Dwell Studio. I bought their Owl bedding for my son’s nursery. Once again, I am in awe. This time is with their first summer collection.  1. Summertime Backgammon or Summertime Chess and Checker set $35 USD each | 2. Portable Hitachi $295 USD | 3. Scandinavian Etched Fish Glass and Pitcher from $12 [...]

ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | May 23, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Three Creative Uses of Washi Masking Tapes

washi tapes on flower vases

Keeping a reserve of washi tapes can be a time-saver when you have to create last-minute party decorations. Washi tapes immediately transformed a basic bags or bottles into something with personality. I compiled a lit of amazing projects made by crafters and small shop owners on the blogosphere. Loot Bags If you are looking for [...]

FAMILY, KIDS rooms

May 23, 2012 | by Kim

gleePEEPS collection by Polkaros

gleepeeps pouffes

As soon as I laid my eyes on the totem made of gleePEEPS pouffes, I was hooked. I want the gleePEEPS pouffes and character bolster [...]

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DESIGN and style, LIVING

May 22, 2012 | by Kim

What to Wear: At the Park

mom and toddler fashion at the park

Multicoloured Striped Polo Shirt $19.90 CAD at Zara | Denim Bermudas $17.90 CAD at Zara | Sandal Paco Boy $55 USD at Geox [...]

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ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining

May 22, 2012 | by Kim

Ideas to Steal: Carpaccio Served on a...

Food plating on a table clothesline

I always keep an eye open for easy show stopper food plating that I could use at a party. The carpaccio served on [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

May 15, 2012 | by Kim

Two Tartine Recipes by La Tartine Gourmande

savory tartines by beatrice peltre

Last Friday, food blogger Beatrice Peltre of La Tartine Gourmande  was at “The Martha Stewart Show”.  Bea prepared two savory tartines from her [...]

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ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

May 9, 2012 | by Kim

What To Drink: Go Pink for Mother’s Day

pink drinks for mother's day

Mom-tini recipe from NUVO Sparkling Liqueur | Pomtini recipe  from POM  | Pink Blossom recipe  from SAQ | Nude Nuvo recipe  from NUVO Here are [...]

ENTERTAINING, OUTDOOR entertaining

May 9, 2012 | by Kim

Must-Have for a Picnic: A Table-on-the-go

eucalyptus folding picnic table

Table in a Bag on sale at $49.95 USD at Crate and Barrel This picture illustrates my ideal picnic at the park. [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL

May 9, 2012 | by Kim

Friendly Luxury When Camping

cozy camping bedroom

photos by Thomas J. Story for Sunset magazine – May 2012 Camping has evolved so much since my childhood. I prefer a [...]

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LIVING, TRAVEL

May 8, 2012 | by Kim

Kim Loves: Reisenthel’s Travel Bags

reisenthel travel bags

I have a love affair with some brands and Reisenthel is one of these brands for me. It has been a while [...]

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