Archive | June, 2012

FAMILY, KIDS rooms | June 28, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Mood Board: From a Nursery to a Toddler Boy Room

mood board for a toddler boy bedroom

My son will be 16 months old next week. I can’t believe how time flies. He becomes a little boy more and more every day. He started to show signs of independence. We went to dinner twice  last week at Bistro Japonais Furusato, our favorite friendly neighbourhood  Japanese restaurant. Zack savoured everything we gave him. I guess [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | June 28, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Decorating Ideas for a Fourth of July Table

fourth of July diy decoration ideas

After 5 years of covering the Fourth of July party scene, I must confess that I have a feeling of déjà vu. I found two DIY projects that you can do with the kids. I feel that it is always important to involve them with family celebrations. Star and Stripes Garland Kit $10.50 USD at Paper [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | June 28, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

My Fourth of July Stylish Dessert Round-Up

fourth of july desserts

You will hear Wow! and see smile in your guests’ face if you serve any of these at your Fourth of July celebrations this year. Get the fresh fruit flag recipe at Family Fun. The idea is so simple that you can do it with your kids. All that you need are blackberries, strawberries, bananas and lemon [...]

HOME + GARDEN, KITCHEN design | June 27, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Kitchen Style for the Serious Cook

functional English style kitchen pantry dining

→ Creating a Homey Restaurant-Style Kitchen with a Chef Table at Home photo: Deulonder Domestic Architecture (kitchen 1) You see plenty of pretty kitchens in magazines and online. Unfortunately, some kitchens are more beautiful than useful. I am interested by kitchens that are practical and beautiful. I found several ideas when I looked at the portfolio of Deulonder [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

June 25, 2012 | by Kim

Summer Entertaining: Five Crowd-Pleaser...

Watermelon recipes for summer entertaining

Photos: National Watermelon Promotion Board except for number 4: The Party Dress magazine I was happy to share my summer entertaining tips for the [...]

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DESIGN and style, LIVING

June 24, 2012 | by Kim

Giant Plastic Bottle Fish Sculptures Shimmer...

fish sculptures shimmering at day on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro

Photo credit: Victor R. Caivano / AP I woke up this morning to a sunny, hot summer day. It felt natural to [...]

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FAMILY, KIDS rooms

June 20, 2012 | by Kim

Fun Boys and Girls Duvet Cover Sets

hiccups super hero bedding

Young children usually ask for a themed bedroom decor. With the right dosage, you can give them what they want without looking [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

June 14, 2012 | by Kim

Micheals Arrival to Quebec Starts with a...

michaels quebec contest judges photo

Ah no! Taken at a moment where I relaxed my smile.  Today, I am happy to talk about the latest social media [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE

June 8, 2012 | by Kim

Three Festive Platters and a Tray for Summer...

platters for outdoor entertaining

There is nothing like great patterned platters to cheerful an outdoor table. Two of of three would make a cute Father’s Day [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME office

June 7, 2012 | by Kim

Two Affordable Home Office Desks with a...

max desk

We all  wish for an home office with personality. Your office desk and chair are often the most important style elements, especially if [...]

ENTERTAINING, OUTDOOR entertaining

June 6, 2012 | by Kim

Garden Party: Make your Own Vegetable Bouquets

vegetable flowers

Photography by Rahel Weiss via Remodelista Here are cool ways to decorate your table with produce that come straight from your fridge. Remember that [...]

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ENTERTAINING, OUTDOOR entertaining

June 4, 2012 | by Kim

Wanted: Fyrkat Picnic Portable Gas Grill

fyrkat portable picnic gass grill by Bodum

Statistics show year after year that ecommerce is less popular in Canada than in the United States. While it is true that [...]