Archive | January, 2013

FOOD + DRINK, FOR all the family | January 28, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 3

watercress salad

The reason why I started to chronicle what we ate for dinner every week was to vary our meals. So far, it is working. I don’t know if reading my weekly menu gives you ideas for what to cook for dinner to your family but, on a personal note, I see the benefits of keeping [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | January 25, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Current Love: Colored Lacquers on Wood Furniture

flat table peeled

Sharing similarities to the paint-dipped mini-trend, I noticed more wood furniture that exhibit strong color accents. I love it! It feels fun yet sophisticated. This makes these pieces easy to live with which means that you can justify the investment. I highlight some of my favorite pieces. I would welcome any of these in my [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | January 25, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Get These If You Plan to Propose on Valentine’s Day

my phone is off for you

Valentine’s Day is one night where many guys decide to pop the question. If this is what you have in mind, guys, here are three uncommon things — besides your caring attention, true love and good look — that will set the right mood. First of all, tell her that she has your undivided attention with this handkerchief. And [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids | January 22, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Must Watch: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

daniel tiger's neighborhood

photo credits:  PBS and Angela Santomero, the series creator and executive producer I want to talk today about a spin-off series of the character from our own childhood, Mister Rogers. I discovered Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS Kids during the holiday season. Targeting preschoolers from 2 to 4 years old, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is an adorable TV series that teaches toddlers how [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

January 21, 2013 | by Kim

My Home: The New Red Vases for My Living Room

new red vases in my living room

When I went to Zone last Friday for buying the small red gourde vase that I, initially, planned for my entryway, I [...]

FOOD + DRINK, FOR all the family

January 21, 2013 | by Kim

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 2

what's for dinner mushroom risotto asparagus and trout

My toddler enjoyed every meal I made for dinner last week except for the chop suey. I have the feeling that it [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, HOME office

January 21, 2013 | by Kim

Gadgets that Work: EyeBods Eyeglass Holder

EyeBods eyeglass stand

I like to say that I lost my sight giving birth. The day after his birth, my arms became too short to [...]

FAMILY, GAMES and Toys

January 17, 2013 | by Kim

I Want: DIY Play Kitchen for a Boy

play kitchen for a boy

photo credits: Becky Voboril of Preparing for Peanut My husband can vouch how much I am dreaming about a play kitchen for our [...]

HOME + GARDEN, ORGANIZING

January 17, 2013 | by Kim

Balcon and Bénitier by Inga Sempé Are Now...

balcon and benetier by Inga Sempe

The Balcon collection that French designer Inga Sempé created for Moustache was originally made in beech wood. A white ceramic version of [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

January 16, 2013 | by Kim

New Uses for Picture Rails

spools of thread stored on picture rail

Picture rails are way more versatile than its name would suggest. Let’s explore ways that you could use them. Beware that reading [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

January 15, 2013 | by Kim

Eight Bar Cabinets: From Small Sideboards to...

Maxine Bar Cabinet :: crate and barrel

If you entertain guests often at home, you certainly appreciate the virtues of a well-designed bar cabinet. It saves you time since [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

January 15, 2013 | by Kim

I Love This: A Modern Wine Credenza for the...

modern wine cellar furniture

It’s no secret that I enjoy a glass of wine at dinner. But, as a city dweller, I can’t justify the real [...]

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