Archive | February, 2013

FOOD + DRINK, FOR all the family | February 27, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

My Weekly Meal Planner Experiment: Conclusion

spaghetti alla norma

photo credits: Stacey Brandford for House & Home – March 2013 It’s time to write my post-mortem. First, I shortened my weekly meal planner experiment by 2 weeks because I learned nothing new from the last two weeks. When I started this little experiment my hope was to add more recipes to my repertoire, and [...]

FAMILY, KIDS rooms | February 21, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Things that Work: The Fatboy Original for a Child Bedroom

play area in toddler's bedroom

One Sunday morning, my husband suggested that we went shopping for a Fatboy for our son. At the time, Zack was 1 and a half years old. I initially wanted to get him a Fatboy Junior but when we arrived at the store, I saw that I could get a free Point (the footrest/stool) with [...]

FOOD + DRINK, FOR all the family | February 18, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 6

italian sausage and vegetable one pot dish

My meal planning was business. I wished that I could report a new recipe but it didn’t happen. So, you will see many common faces on last week’s menu: Monday: What was in my pantry dictated what we ate that night. I served spaghettini with a garlic, olive and tomato sauce topped with freshly ground [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | February 14, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Happy Valentine’s Day!

valentine's day flowers

Valentine’s Day has a special twist this year in my home. It is the first time that we made valentines for my son’s daycare classroom. Since Zack doesn’t enjoy yet mass producing cards, we ordered classroom Valentine’s cards last month from Tiny Prints. We selected the Truckloads of Fun because Zack is really into transportation [...]

FOOD + DRINK, FOR all the family

February 12, 2013 | by Kim

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 5

what's for dinner week 5

sourcing: Celeste Dinnerware at Crate & Barrel My little experiment on recording what we eat for dinner continues. Last week was special [...]

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LIVING

February 5, 2013 | by Kim

New Uses for Old Things: Converting a Frying...

diy ground pod

photo credits: Rob Cain for Digital Photography School Ok, this one is not for everyone but I thought that it was a clever [...]

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FOOD + DRINK, FOR all the family

February 5, 2013 | by Kim

Weekly Meal Planner: Week 4

crisp chicken legs

Deciding what’s for dinner was easy this week. I only wish that it would be as simple to feed my toddler boy. [...]

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CAKES + desserts, FOOD + DRINK

February 1, 2013 | by Kim

Cream Cheese Frosting: Not Too Sweet

cream cheese frosting

photo credits: Martha Stewart (don’t use this recipe, use this recipe instead) Earlier this week, I was looking for a cream cheese frosting recipe that [...]

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