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Mimi
May 19, 2016 | Mimi

For me, the smell of lilacs is a fool-proof sign that summer has finally arrived. But beyond being fragrant heralds of warmer weather, they are also the perfect flower to use in simple flower arrangements. These punchy purple buds are best shown off in either clear jars for a clean and simple look, or in Read More

Mimi
April 24, 2016 | Mimi

Nothing says spring like fresh flowers. For your next dinner why not take a trip to your local flower market and spruce up your table with that simple DIY roses centerpiece. My tools: Your flowers: 2 dozing roses, 3 pieces of lily grass filler. 3 pots* (about 10” in height). Scotch Tape. Scissors or flower Read More

Mimi
December 4, 2015 | Mimi

For something so essential to everyday life, water really is boring. Soda drinks and flavored water have long tried to fill in the gap that nature has left to our creativity to fill. But all the preservatives, sugar, and other additives that come with them never sound healthy. So, for some all natural, flavourful thirst Read More

  A new trend in Halloween décor is white pumpkin a chic twist on the traditional orange. You can use them as a flower vase, table arrangement, decoration to name a few. How to paint a pumpkin: Make sure pumpkin doesn’t have cuts, wormholes, or soft spots or blemishes that may rot, and that the Read More

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September 29, 2015 | Mimi
DIY- lavender balls - blog montreal - preview

A good hostess is also a good housekeeper and good housekeeping means a clean and inviting home environment. So what’s more calming and inviting than the pleasant aroma of lavender? Not only is lavender one of my most favorite scents, but many people swear by its therapeutic benefits. This multi-purpose herb can be used in Read More

Flower arrangements are probably the best way to spruce up a table setting. But why do they have to be so expensive? Is it really too much to ask for an arrangement that is elegant and chic, but that won’t break the bank? I set off to find out recently after inviting some friends over Read More

I am now 32 weeks pregnant and I’m on major baby preparation mode. But with everything you have to buy I am also on the prowl for a good bargain, but that doesn’t mean I want to sacrifice quality, or comfort. Everyone was always raving about the Dutailier Glider, so I scored one used in Read More

Mimi
December 23, 2011 | Mimi
DIY Holiday centerpiece

Here’s a easy Holiday centerpiece. Made out of things you can simply find in your backyard. Video by Max Walker

Mimi
September 21, 2011 | Mimi

There’s nothing like a fresh flower arrangement to liven up a room or add a touch of elegance to any dinner table. Having a beautiful centerpiece doesn’t have to cost you a fortune at the florist, all you need are a few flowers and a little creativity. What you need: A dozen roses A short Read More

Mimi
August 31, 2011 | Mimi

I’m not a florist, but I do seem to have a knack for coming up with simple flower arrangements that any woman on-the-go could do. Here’s the latest 3 step arrangement I’ve thought of.  Find a moderately tall, skinny vase and fill it with water.  Place a long sprig of my favourite filler, purple statice, Read More

Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

Christmas Sugar Cookie recipe - Blog food Montréal

Bring some holiday cheer to your home with these fun and delightful sugar cookies. Ingredients : 2/3 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 4 teaspoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: 1. In a large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, cream Read More

Decor Trend: Preppy is Back

Remember when Preppy was the new black? Of course you do – it never went away. It’s a timeless style. This interior style is perfect for chasing away my winter blues. Its all about color and pattern. Preppy is nothing if not traditional and classy. Its based off collegiate styles of the Ivy League schools. It has Read More


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