Archive | September, 2012

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | September 20, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Spooky Forest Halloween Party Food

spooky forest halloween party theme for kids

I started to think about how we will celebrate Halloween. Yesterday, I ordered online my son’s costume. You will notice the influence of my geek husband when I tell you that my son will dress up as an astronaut. He played Darth Vader last year. Now that his costume is taken care of, I can concentrate on [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | September 19, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Three Sofas for Small Spaces

elise sofa at eq3

Here are three stylish sofas for Canadian city dwellers. These sofas look great and they will not overwhelmed your space. Option 1: Elise Sofa EQ3 just added Elise to its sofa collection. If you order this vintage style apartment sofa online, you will get a choice of 3 colours (taupe, charcoal and linen) and two leg [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | September 19, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Duo Colour Icing Kits

two tone cake icing with Lakeland Duo Colour Icing Kit

photo: Duo Colour Icing Kit £4.99 at Lakeland Decorating your cakes and cupcakes with two tone icing is made easy with this kit. Double pastry bags are attached to a specially designed coupler to deliver a control flow of two tone icing. The set comes with 6 nozzles. When you are selecting your flavours, simply remember that [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | September 17, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Four Ramekins with a Dash of Color

modernize your ramekins

Lately, I have been tired of my classic white ramekins. They work well but the style feels a little bit dated. Therefore, I start a search for more modern options. So far, I found four colourful ramekins that caught my attention. My short list reads like this: No. 1 – My favorite is a part of the [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids

September 17, 2012 | by Kim

What to Do this Fall: Apple Picking

apple picking jerome

photo: my husband harvested the apples at the top of the trees Part of my childhood memories is to go apple picking [...]

FAMILY, KIDS products

September 14, 2012 | by Kim

Day Care Essentials

day care essentials

Besides the obvious diapers, wipes, clothes and sunscreen tube, these are items that you may need to bring at your toddler’s day care [...]

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FAMILY, LIVING with kids

September 14, 2012 | by Kim

My Son Started Day Care This Week

ready for daycare

Almost one year ago, I pondered whether my baby should attend day care or hire a nanny. I went with the nanny [...]


September 12, 2012 | by Kim

Symbol Audio’s Retro Modern, All-in-one...

modern retro console symbol audio

photo: Modern Record Console   If the man in your life loves music, here is something that will please your design style and [...]

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September 12, 2012 | by Kim

Hold On Egg Cup by Doreen Westphal

hold on egg cup by Doreen Westphal

Every party benefits from a conversation piece. And you are sure to get many “Wow” with Doreen Westphal‘s Hold On Egg Cup. The [...]


September 6, 2012 | by Kim

How the iPhone (and other Smartphones) Keeps...

garage door smartphone

credits: ad by Liftmaster Our smartphone touches more and more aspect of our life. Manufacturers use the technology to help us control appliances [...]


September 3, 2012 | by Kim

Sand Box by Day, Fire Pit by Night

sand box around the fire pit

photo: Tongue & Groove via Houzz I have a thing for clever use of space. And since space will only continue to be [...]

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