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GIFT IDEAS | April 5, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

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 of Etsy handmade wares. It continues to show that consumers want less mass-produced objects in their life. I am glad to see that more and more chain retailers are willing to bring small makers [...]

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GIFT IDEAS | June 6, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Want a Unique iPhone Case? Draw It with a Krillz Set

sketch an iphone case krillz

photo credits: Krillz If you dream of showing off your own drawings, you will love this next idea. Designed for iPhone 4 and 5, a Krillz iPhone set comes with a 40 page drawing and a clear iPhone case.  There is a dye-cut iPhone cutout, that fits your model, on every page.  Where to buy: Krillz iPhone [...]

GIFT IDEAS, HOLIDAY gifts | December 19, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Holiday Gift Guide: For Tea Lovers and the Hostess

tea lover gift guide

I prefer drinking tea instead of coffee during the holiday season because it is easier in the stomach. In fact, it helps my digestion. I also keep a supply of herbal teas for my guests who don’t want the caffeine at night. Tea Set Present Time Multicolor $24.99 at Target | Four O’Clock Winter Collection Herbal Teas $2.99 [...]

ENTERTAINING, Gift WRAP | February 14, 2012 | by Heather Watterworth

Corinna Wraps Spring Flower Workshops

gift wrapping workshop

Though we’re in store for a few more weeks of winter, spring flowers are already showing up at markets and in stores – we’re already thinking about spring decorating! If you’re eager to brighten things up with a bunch of blooms, and want to learn how to transform potted plants and bulbs into something spectacular, [...]


February 15, 2011 | by Heather

Personalized Flower Wrap

diy flower wrap paper

Spring bouquets have started popping up in markets, a perfect pick-me-up in the middle of a very cold month. Pass on the [...]


February 11, 2011 | by Kim

Valentine’s Gift Ideas: Smelling Good...

scented candles and perfumes for valentine's day gifts

Now that you groomed yourself, you can think about looking pretty and smelling wonderful to seduce the love of in your life. [...]

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January 27, 2011 | by Heather

DIY Monogrammed Ribbon

velvet ribbon bookmark

With my ribbon collection now organized, I’m on a hunt for creative projects that will help me use up my stash and, [...]


January 3, 2011 | by Kim

Cute Shoe Bags by Jak’s

jak's shoe bags

During the winter months, every woman needs a cute bag to carry her shoes when she visits a friend or goes to [...]


December 24, 2010 | by Kim

Christmas Gift Wrapping

christmas gift wrapping supplies

Christmas Eve is a big day in Quebec. Tonight, we will be celebrating with the family. Before I wrap my last presents, [...]

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December 19, 2010 | by Heather

Holiday Wrapping Supplies: Olive Manna...

Olive Manna gift wrapping supplies

After every Christmas, I am faced with the same dilemma: a few half-used rolls of wrapping paper I must store for 12 months, [...]


December 18, 2010 | by Heather

Food Gifts in a Jar

4 hot chocolate mixes in a jar

You can’t really go wrong with an edible gift, especially if it’s homemade and thoughtfully packaged. Never unappreciated, food gifts are a [...]


December 16, 2010 | by Heather

Cookie Packaging Idea: Mailing Tubes

Cookies packaged in a mailing tube

If you’re planning to send a holiday sweet treat to a loved one, this idea seems so obvious and so clever. Cookies [...]

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