Archive | 2013

Work and Life | August 1, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Announcing my New Blog, Balancing Act, and the End of At Home

reading balancing act

October 2014 Update: Although I wrote a few posts in 2014, At Home with Kim Vallee is definitely closed. I still love design but I want to explore topics closer to my heart and my life. Inspired by my worldview as a parent and an entrepreneur, Balancing Act by Kim Vallee explores how to find the [...]

Work and Life | July 19, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

My Beach Family Vacation Checklist

beach essentials

Whether it is for a business presentation or going on a family vacation, being organized makes your life easier and so much enjoyable. Over the years, I compiled a checklist of beach essentials filled with stuff that brings us comfort, protects from the sun and will not overload our car trunk. Whenever it is possible, [...]

Work and Life | July 10, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Why Prescholers Need Some Time Off as Much as You Do

vacation at the beach

We sometimes forget that our little ones have a busy life. They have a lot of fun at daycare but, like you, having a break from their weekly routine is beneficial for them. Why should we confine their vacation time to summer? My husband and I are both entrepreneurs. We need time off a few [...]

Work and Life | July 2, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

My Simple Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

strawberry shortcake recipe by kim vallee

This is the ideal dessert for time-crunched parents. In less than 10 minutes, without rushing, I had this good-looking dessert ready-to-serve yesterday. Even if you have to make a trip to the store, you will be able to put it on the table in less 30 minutes. It is that simple! The ingredients are an Angel [...]

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June 26, 2013 | by Kim

Why I Returned My Nike+ Fuelband

not for that

Less than 10 days ago, you might recall that I was a proud owner. After wearing it for 6 days in a [...]

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June 25, 2013 | by Kim

I am in a “Rethink: The Way We...

rethink the way we live book :: photo by Mikkel Vang

I was so inspired after reading a post by Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind where she talked of Rethink: The Way We [...]

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June 20, 2013 | by Kim

Rethinking The Office Space Design with...

connected sofa for you home office

This picture illustrates well what many of us do in our living room on weekends or late at night. We browse the [...]

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June 19, 2013 | by Kim

FoodtoEat is a Platform for Street Food...

foodtoeat online platform for street food vendors and restaurants

This is not another post on food trucks. Instead it is a look at how a 25 year old woman founder has [...]

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June 19, 2013 | by Kim

Reading Glasses at Costco

ready to wear reading glasses

Until two years ago, I prided myself for not needing corrective glasses. After months of resisting to the fact, I had to [...]

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June 18, 2013 | by Kim

Food Trucks in Montreal – Summer 2013...

food trucks :: street food in montreal

If you live in Montreal, you probably know that the city approved 9 locations where street food vendors will be allowed to [...]

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June 18, 2013 | by Kim

Office Design: Transparent and Cheerful Panels

raw color ABN AMRO Eindhoven

Anyone who visited The Netherlands knows that the Dutch are not afraid of colorful spaces, even for the corporate office spaces. It is [...]

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June 17, 2013 | by Kim

My New Gadget: The Nike+ Fuelband

nike+ fuelband white ice

June 26th, 2013 Update: Before you buy yours, read first Why I returned my Fuelband It has been a while since I [...]

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