Archive | December, 2012

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | December 31, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

A Black and White Tabletop for a New Year Dinner

tabletop ideas for new year eve

If you prefer a clean look to glitters for your New Year celebrations, this modern black and white tabletop concept is for you. Assemble a bouquet and pick a stylish, festive tablecloth to polish the look. You could replace the flowers with four numbers on a stick that read 2013. 1. Small drop vase at [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | December 30, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

DIY Photobooth Ideas for New Year’s Eve

diy photobooth for new year

Nothing commemorate the passing to the New Year as a photobooth. You will see that it is not complicate to set up your own photobooth. Basically, you need to create a festive, photo-friendly backdrop and to supply your guests with a nice prop selection. As a start, I suggest that you explore these three successfully executed photobooths. [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | December 30, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Craving for a Romantic Bedroom

catalina quilt

Sourcing: Catalina quilt on sale $29.95-$149.95 USD at Anthropologie Since our last renovation to make rooms in our house for our toddler, I didn’t pay attention to my master bedroom. Frankly, it lack style. I use the excuse that it is too small and that we don’t spend a lot of time there. Now that my son is [...]

COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK | December 28, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Sparkling Wine and Champagne Cocktails for Your New Year’s Eve Party

new year's eve bubbly cocktails

I believe in saying goodbye to the year with a bubbly beverage. If you wish to serve something else then a straight glass of Champagne, consider these 5 sparkling wine cocktails for your celebrations. photo credits: 101 Champagne Cocktails book by Kim Haasarud – visit Epicurious for the Classic Champagne cocktail recipe photo credits: Negroni sbagliato recipe [...]


December 19, 2012 | by Kim

Holiday Gift Guide: For Tea Lovers and the...

tea lover gift guide

I prefer drinking tea instead of coffee during the holiday season because it is easier in the stomach. In fact, it helps [...]


December 19, 2012 | by Kim

My Hot Cocoa and Cookie Exchange Party for...

holiday hot cocoa bar

A part of my hot cocoa bar For my second holiday printable post for HP, I was inspired by the cookie exchange [...]


December 13, 2012 | by Kim

Living in the Dark: Black, Grey and Brown...

rugged chalet bedroom

It seems that black is back. So many black or charcoal grey wall caught my eye in UK home decor magazines over [...]

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December 12, 2012 | by Kim

Mini Sandwich Cake Ideas

victoria sponge cakes and mini sandwich cakes

For the hostess, serving individual cakes reduces the amount of work during a party. Plus, I feel that there is an elegance [...]

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December 12, 2012 | by Kim

The Santa Milk & Cookies Tradition at My...

santa milk and cookies table

Santa Claus is a holiday tradition that I cherish. It brings back sweet childhood memories that I wish to transmit to my son. [...]

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December 11, 2012 | by Kim

Holiday Baking: From Snowflake Donuts to...

snowflake donuts

Holiday baking is as much as decorating than the actual baking. These three desserts have the look and taste to impress your [...]

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BABY products, FAMILY

December 10, 2012 | by Kim

Holiday Gift Guide: What to Give to a...

holiday gift guide for toddlers

This guide is made of things that my 20-month-old son already has and plays with everyday. These educational toys are sure bet [...]


December 7, 2012 | by Kim

Branch Holiday Decorations

modern holiday decorations with branches

Decorating with branches are easy. You can either pick some branches from your backyard and shop at a floral shop. I adore [...]

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