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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 [...]

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 [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | December 31, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

A Black and White Tabletop for a New Year Dinner

tabletop ideas for new year eve

If you prefer a clean look to glitters for your New Year celebrations, this modern black and white tabletop concept is for you. Assemble a bouquet and pick a stylish, festive tablecloth to polish the look. You could replace the flowers with four numbers on a stick that read 2013. 1. Small drop vase at [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | December 30, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

DIY Photobooth Ideas for New Year’s Eve

diy photobooth for new year

Nothing commemorate the passing to the New Year as a photobooth. You will see that it is not complicate to set up your own photobooth. Basically, you need to create a festive, photo-friendly backdrop and to supply your guests with a nice prop selection. As a start, I suggest that you explore these three successfully executed photobooths. [...]


December 11, 2012 | by Kim

Holiday Baking: From Snowflake Donuts to...

snowflake donuts

Holiday baking is as much as decorating than the actual baking. These three desserts have the look and taste to impress your [...]

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November 23, 2012 | by Kim

Pumpkin & Fennel Dukkah recipe


I continue my series on easy holiday entertaining ideas with a Canadian twist on a popular Egyptian spice blend. This dukkah recipe [...]

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November 14, 2012 | by Kim

Holiday Cards for Modern Design Lovers

modern holiday cards

sourcing: Hip X-mas greeting cards | Mod Homestead gift tags (mini-notes) | Biltzen (deck the antler) At Fabulous Stationery Personalized holiday cards usually say something [...]

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October 26, 2012 | by Kim

Gross and Realistic Brain Cakes for Halloween

zombie brain cake details

photo credits: Blog d’inspiration of Canal Vie Beware that these Halloween cakes ideas are not for the squeamish type. Since being scare is [...]


October 16, 2012 | by Kim

Make Your Own Skull Cookie Cutters

DIY skull cookie cutters

photos: DIY Skull Cookie Cutters from Hello! Lucky That is a clever idea from Hello! Lucky. It is so simple that I [...]


October 11, 2012 | by Kim

Halloween Party Favor Bags: To Buy or To Do...

halloween linen bags

photo credits: Vicki Lynn Photography at HGTV  – available at The TomKat Studio Shop $9.99 USD for 6 If you throw an [...]

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October 10, 2012 | by Kim

Halloween Desserts and Milk Shakes

halloween desserts and milk shakes

I would be proud to serve these desserts for Halloween. They look awesome! As you might have guessed, they are all from [...]


October 7, 2012 | by Kim

Thanksgiving: Revisiting Turkey Basics and...

thanksgiving truffle-scented roast chicken

photo credits: Home & Home October 2010, photography by Michael Graydon, prop styling by Sasha Seymour, food stylish by Ashley Denton There will [...]

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