Archive | April, 2014

Work and Life | April 28, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

Announcement | I’m in the Workshop Business

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 Forget, I developed a series of workshops and webinars for small business. Sproutive aims to inform, inspire, and nurture the skills of business owners as brand storytellers. We’ll show them how to use social media and content [...]

FAMILY | April 28, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

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. My son played with them all the time. He enjoys removing and putting back the doors, the wheels, the roof and the trailer sides. I wanted to get another Schleich truck since we were so happy it [...]

FOOD + DRINK | April 22, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

The Porthole Infuser Turns Drinks Into Tasty Art

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 design studio. It has been available to the public since their extremely successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2012. They raised over $700,000. I can see why. A look at their gorgeous infusions is enough [...]

HOME + GARDEN | April 21, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

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 now, I want to tell you about the other huge change in my life. We bought a house in the suburbs. After careful considerations and months of discussions, it became clear that we [...]


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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