Archive | October, 2012

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations | October 30, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Halloween Pumpkin Ideas from the 2012 Great Pumpkin Ball

mascarade automnale

photographed in front of the biggest pumpkin winner. Its weights 1,630 pounds! Each year, Montréal Botanical Garden organized the Great Pumpkin Ball. Visitors can admire the best decorated pumpkins made by the participants aged 6 years and up. We saw the exhibition last Friday with my son’s day care. If you are in town, the Great [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | October 26, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Gross and Realistic Brain Cakes for Halloween

zombie brain cake details

photo credits: Blog d’inspiration of Canal Vie Beware that these Halloween cakes ideas are not for the squeamish type. Since being scare is part of the appeal of Halloween, maybe you should dare a peek. If you are up for it, these Halloween brain cakes will be the talk of the night. Brain Cakes for Adults [...]

COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | October 25, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Cookware on Sale at The Bay (last day)


sourcing: Lagostina Academy-Clad 5-ply stainless steel cookware set  | Jamie Oliver’s Stainless Steel Copper cookware set at The Bay One thing that I never buy at regular price is cookware. I always wait for the Bay Days sales. Today is the last day!  You could grab two awesome cookware set under $300, which is more than half price. [...]

DESIGN and style, LIVING | October 24, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Lean On Me Umbrella

lean on me umbrella designed by Cheol Woong Seo and Jae Hee Park

Nine times out of ten, when I try to lean my umbrella against a wall at a restaurant or a coffee shop it ends up on the floor. I usually gave up after a few attempts. This could be a thing of the past. Cheol Woong Seo and Jae Hee Park solved this old problem [...]


October 23, 2012 | by Kim

Lemon Sorbet is the 2013 Benjamin Moore Color...

artisan trend benjamin moore

It is the time of the year where we look at color trends. Each paint maker made their own predictions but we [...]


October 23, 2012 | by Kim

Cascades Giveaway: And the winner is….

winner of my pretty playhouse giveaway by cascades

Cascades and At Home with Kim Vallee are pleased to announce that the winner of My Pretty Playhouse giveaway is Michelle Robitaille. [...]

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October 22, 2012 | by Kim

Track Your Time and Your Priorities with a...

watch diary

I always look for ways to track my time more efficiently. I am torn between the paper agenda and a Web tool. [...]

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October 22, 2012 | by Kim

Office Desk Accessories: three styles

shop by color

photo credits: Poppin A beautifully styled desk makes me more productive because I feel better and more energized. Plus, it helps me [...]


October 21, 2012 | by Kim

Zack’s New Cardboard Playhouse

cardboard playhouse

You know that you have a great toy when you see smiles on your kid’s face. Zack is at an age where [...]

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October 16, 2012 | by Kim

Make Your Own Skull Cookie Cutters

DIY skull cookie cutters

photos: DIY Skull Cookie Cutters from Hello! Lucky That is a clever idea from Hello! Lucky. It is so simple that I [...]


October 16, 2012 | by Kim

Halloween Witch Party Decorations with a...

halloween witch party with a gothic touch

photos: Halloween Haven catalogue at Grandin Road – list of items is below. Witches are a classic Halloween theme that can be interpreted [...]

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October 15, 2012 | by Kim

Freezer Storage Labels from Simple to Stylish

simplest frozen food labels

photography: Roland Persson for Brasserie Rouge cookbook | food styling: Linda Lundgren – via Hey Look Style plays an important part in your life [...]

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