Having hard wood floors means there’s a lot of dust that is visible. Now that our baby girl is doing more tummy time it is so important to keep things super clean! Miele recently just released the Blizzard CX1 – it is their first bagless vacuum […]
Chef Curtis Luk (Mission Kitsilano) will be taking stage on the Cooking Stage at the BC Home + Garden Show on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 PM. And we’ve got the perfect prize for you! Read on! “Enjoying the bounty and nuance of our west-coast oysters” Can […]
So you’ve heard we finally bought a Christmas tree! My first tree of my 30-something year old human life (Yes, I live in a well)! I wanted it to be the best damn Pinterest-worthy Christmas tree with the best holiday ornaments! I couldn’t help BUT drool over these uber cute emoji decorations with thousands heart eyes beaming! 😍😍😍
Here are few of my favorite emoji decorations! Any on your list?
Donut Ornament Set @ Urban Outfitters
Sushi Ornament @ Urban Outfitters
Macaron Ornament Set @ Urban Outfitters
Pizza Slice @ Urban Outfitters
Hickory Smoked Bacon (Glitter) @ Urban Outfitters
Avocado @ Urban Outfitters
Popsicle Stick Glitter @ Urban Outfitters
Mini Taco Pinata @ Urban Outfitters
We finally bought a Christmas tree. This will also be my first ever Christmas tree. So ideally I want to find the perfect holiday ornaments and holiday themed accents for our new home. I want to find festive but also modern, classy and stylish shapes […]
If you want an instant kitchen makeover, a new faucet will do the trick! Whether you are renovating an old kitchen or making small adjustments to your new home, replacing your basic kitchen faucet with a gourmet kitchen faucet can do wonders! A small investment […]
Living out of a suitcase for the past months was really fun! Guessing which box had my shirts was also an exercise. But now that we’ve gotten our keys to our apartment, it’s time to personalize it! Although it is a brand new building, there are a few things you can do to make it your own. Like a splash of paint color or changing the light fixture. Some of our friends was like, ‘why are you painting?’ or they would be like ‘have you move in yet?’ Regardless, it is easier to make minor upgrades in an empty space than with a room full of furniture. I wish our home comes with all the bucket list items like one would hope for in Love it or List it / Property Brothers. But as exhausting as it it, it is really fun! So what is our list of simple top home renovation must haves to make our place “Kinfolk as f#ck”?
Fresh White Paint
Before painting our condo white, I didn’t know how many shades of “white” there was. Talk about 50 shades of white: blue undertone, yellow undertone, green undertone… The list goes on! We literally spent over an hour at Home Depot and brought swatches home to ‘test’. But a fresh white coat of paint brightens a space like no tomorrow! With lots of natural light, your space can be a sanctuary just like Starr Hout’s (cofounder of Apiece Part fashion label’s) bedroom.
Gourmet Kitchen Faucet
This Trinsic Pro from Delta is a pull down spring spout kitchen faucet that has all the bells and whistles. It is a conversation piece when friends visit. I love that it has Touch2O® Technology so when my hands or full or extremely dirty, I don’t have to touch the spout or handle. And have you ever burnt yourself with running hot water because you forgot you turned it on hot? Well this puppy has TempSense LED light that indicates water temperature! So smart! Similar one here.
Most new buildings do not even provide you will a dining room light anymore. To fill the empty space with character, I love this antique brass mobile chandelier. It adds dramatic effect effortlessly! The contemporary shape help keeps the space modernize. While Edison style LED bulbs finishes this look to perfection. It has adjustable arms and hanging height. Similar one here.
I didn’t realize I was such a hoarder until I had to move. I donated so many bags of clothes but still manage to take up a lot of closet space. This Ikea Algot closet organizer is perfect adding additional shelving in our walk in closet. I like the stylist minimalist look and it ties in well with this stained oak effect and white 3 drawer chest.
Green Plants and Flowers
Add a bit of greenery to a rather white space. It not only helps regulate the air but also adds livens up the place. I love fiddle leaf fig trees. Any west or south facing window is best. And like succulents, fig trees are super easy to care for. Allow soil surface to dry in between waterings.
We can’t wait to show you our apartment just yet. But if you follow us on Instagram, you can see our progress. For now, here are 5 Essential Kitchen Gadgets for Holiday Entertaining.
Founded by Golden Globe-nominated actress and mother of two daughters, Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan, The Honest Company is focused on creating non-toxic household products. It is important to always create the safest and most loving environment for our children and family; but also for ourselves. There […]
Home + Design Show 2013 @VanHomeShows #VHDS13 with Property Brothers Jonathan Drew Scott x Jillian Harris
Just over the weekend the Home + Design Show 2013 exhibition took place October 17-20, 2013 at BC Place Stadium. This year the main stage line ups were pretty hot with Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of Property Brothers, Jillian Harris & Todd Talbot, hosts of Love […]
Did you know huge I am a
big KitchenAid fan? Ever since I started baking and cooking, I used to used my mom’s old machinery which were heavy and didn’t quite do the job anymore.
But I got to give it credit for lasting so long. It is probably older than I am! Maybe one day it will become a collector’s item.
That was when I finally went out and bought a KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer. But let’s stay focused here. This post is about something special, like how Christmas came early! Nov 10, early! So a big THANK YOU KitchenAid Canada! This food processor now stands proudly beside my stand mixer! Lovely!
The food processor is newly available in stores as of November 2011 and has the following features:
- Premium die cast metal housing provides a solid foundation during food preparation
- New external adjustable, stainless steel slicing disc provides ultimate versatility
- Dual shredding disc easily flips the disc from 2mm to 4mm to achieve ideal slicing thickness
- Large 13-cup (2.75L) leak-proof work bowl, plus chef’s bowl and mini bowl to efficiently
- Ultra Wide Mouth Feed Tube™ adjusts to 3 different sizes to accommodate foods of varying sizes, including whole potatoes and cucumbers
- 17 precise food processing options for speed-controlled slice, shred, chop & puree functions plus three maximized slice, shred and puree/chop blades and bonus dough, egg whip & Julienne blades
- Optimized speeds help process soft to hard foods. The 3-in-1 Ultra Wide Mouth™ Feed Tube accommodates a variety of sizes of food.
- 4 speed-controlled functions
- Comfort design side handle allows easy viewing while the food processor is in use
- The 13-cup (3.1 L) work bowl, 4-cup (0.9 L) mini bowl and lid with Ultra Tight Seal are BPA free
- The lid with Ultra Tight Seal is specially designed with a leak resistant ring and locking system to help prevent messes – ensuring that everything stays in the work bowl.
- BPA FREE AND SAFE FOR YOUR DISHWASHER
UNBOXING the new toy! Somewhere out there I know you love this!! ENJOY!