Archive | 2014

HOME + GARDEN | September 11, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

Our new garage door

new garage door

It has been a while since I last published here. The renovations became a bigger project that I originally thought we would do. At the end of day, I didn’t have the time nor the energy of blogging during that period. I already had too many things on my plate. There is no shame in saying that being in [...]

HOME + GARDEN | July 7, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

The Ups and Downs of Home Renovation

home renovation tips

I have been quiet the past weeks because I oversee the renovations at the 1960s split-level house we bought in spring. Like we see on TV, my emotions went from total excitement to deception as problems surfaced. Then, fatigue and despair hit as things take time to be rebuilt. Thankfully, my energy went up again since we are closer to the finish line. Dealing with these [...]

HOME + GARDEN | May 22, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

Round-up: High and Low Extending Dining Tables

oxymore dining table roche-bobois

+ Splurge: Oxymore dining table by Roche-Bobois. I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I always said that once we bought a house, I would get a new, large dining table. I waited so long because I wanted one that would fit the space. My new dining room is 10 feet by almost 16 feet. [...]

LIVING | May 11, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

Happy Mother Day!

happy mother day

Three years ago, I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. Now my baby boy is big enough to get me flowers. Time flies! This morning, the first thing I saw when I woke was his beautiful and loving smile. Then, he went shopping with my husband for supper. They invited the grand-mothers and I to dinner tonight. He is [...]

Work and Life

April 28, 2014 | by Kim

Announcement | I’m in the Workshop...

intorducing sproutive's workshops

Today I’m glad to announce something that I wanted to do for a while. I’m happy to introduce Sproutive. With my business partner Bettina [...]

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April 28, 2014 | by Kim

Toys I love: Schleich Trucks

schleich expedition truck with driver

Schleich is known for their figurines. I like them for their trucks. Last year, we bought the farm truck with the trailer at the Biodome gift shop. [...]

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April 22, 2014 | by Kim

The Porthole Infuser Turns Drinks Into Tasty...

porthole infusion vessel

Originally designed to prepare and serve the seasonal time-lapse cocktails at the Aviary, Porthole is a stylish infuser designed by Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail [...]

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April 21, 2014 | by Kim

Yippee! We Bought a House


I was a busy bee this Spring. First, I founded a business partner. I will tell you all about it later. For [...]

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April 11, 2014 | by Kim

5 Easter egg decorating ideas with a modern...

tape eggs

+ photo credits: Living at Home – Easter egg decorated with Washi tapes. With Easter just around at the corner, it is time [...]

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April 5, 2014 | by Kim

Etsy handmade goods are now at Indigo

lily and val Be Full Of Joy print

+ Studiopatro tea towels $24 CAD After West Elm and Hudson’s Bay, Indigo is the latest retailer in Canada that carries a small collection [...]

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March 10, 2014 | by Kim

Fun bowls for kids

west elm organic shaped rice bowl

+ rice bowl from the Organic shaped dinnerware collection. We often eat our main dish in a big bowl, inside of a [...]

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