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08/31 CHEERS to August

31 Aug

Hello Glamourites,

I hope everyone has been having a fun-filled and relaxing summer! I know I sure have {hence being very MIA, sorry again} I figured it being the last day of August, sad I know, we should celebrate the month rather than being depressed it is leaving us. Here are some fun recipes and ideas to try before it’s too late!

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Sip of this delicious {and easy} drink with friends and family talking about your favourite August memories. The Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco is bubbly and fresh. Thanks Damn Delicious for the inspiration!

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Buy some peaches! The end of August is a perfect time to buy them as it is peek season for this fruit and you can use them in so many ways. Peach smoothies, peach pies, peach salad, peach glaze on pork, peach crumble or my fave peach jam. Credit to Buttered Side Up for the pic and click for her Peach Jam Recipe!

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DEFINITELY have a BBQ. I know in a month from now we are all going to missing those nights when you throw a burger and corn on the cob on the barbie. Try these BBQ shrimp wrapped in prosciutto by the Sassy Kitchen!

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Lastly, breathe. Enjoy these final moments of summer and soak it all in before that cold fall wind blows in. Be thankful for another summer of laughter and adventures. Happy August 31st!

xx Glamour Planner

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Refreshing Rose

3 Feb

Hi Glamourites!

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable and easy Monday! Now that February is here I’m all aboard the Pink/Red/Valentine’s theme train. I have been keeping my eyes open for tasty and pretty looking drinks and food for upcoming Valentine’s Day parties or dinners. This is a drink recipe I saw that looks incredibly refreshing and cheery for any day this month. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on alcohol for this one so give it a try and let me know your thoughts  xx Glamour Planner

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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup club soda
  • ¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Small plate with sugar
  • Grapefruit wedge
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle sugar on a small plate, cut grapefruit in half, rubbing outer edge of cocktail glass on grapefruit to wet, rub rim of glass in sugar.
  2. In your cocktail glass combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar, mixing until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add tequila, club soda, and ice.
  4. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit and enjoy!

DELICIOUS HEELS~ DeliciousHeelsRose

Drink up! rosedrink

V Day Countdown

31 Jan

Hello Glamourites,

I can’t believe it’s the last day of January today! It feels like just last week we were celebrating the Christmas holidays and only yesterday that school started. Before you know it Valentine’s Day will be here! Which means now is the time to start planning and sending out invitations for your V-day Party. Valentine’s Day is one of my favourite “holidays” – besides showing your family, friends and loved ones how much you care about them, you have an excuse to eat chocolate all day! Anytime I am able to have a themed dinner or party I jump on it. Make it fun and add some special décor; people get that much more excited when they see the effort you’ve put into creating a special ambiance. Hope you get some inspiration for your Valentines plans xx Glamour Planner

When setting your table it doesn’t have to be anything difficult; it can be as simple as putting some streamers down as shown below. vdaypartytable2Glitter up your beverage station with putting some sparkles on your champagne bottles.

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Easy decorations to add some festive love around you house, cut out hearts from paper or fabric and attach to red string and hang around! vdaypartydecor

Cute signs for your food and treats add to the visual display. 
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If dinner isn’t your thing than a simpler option is hosting a brunch. Breakfast items are much easier to prepare or simply buy them from the store. These adorable little yogurt parfaits are very easy and look festive! vdaypartyparfaits

Placing little signs or facts on the table, goody bags or {like this} on water bottles. Love facts: Love 100% Hugs 100% Kisses 100% Cuddles 100% Happiness 100% ❤
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Refresh

24 Jul

Hello Glamourites,

Lately I have been trying to find extra ways to keep myself nice and cool with the heat of summer. Although don’t get me wrong I LOVE the heat! This recipe I found I must give credit to the Broken Bread blog at http://the-broken-bread.com but I have tried my own spin on it and you can use other fruit or ingredients you have around the house. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine xx Glamour Planner

LemonadeStrawberryLavender2STRAWBERRY LAVENDER LEMONADE

Yields 5 Cups ~

· A Handful of Strawberries ~ about 7, plus a few extra for garnish
· 5 Tablespoons Raw Honey
· 2 Tablespoons Dried Lavender
· 1/2 Cup of Lemon Juice ~ about 6 lemons
· 5 Cups of Water

1. Mix water and honey into a sauce pan and bring to a boil, and stir until the honey dissolves.

2. Once the water is boiling add in 2 tablespoons of dried lavender and remove from heat.

3. With the lid on, let the lavender steep for about 10-15 minutes.

4. While the lavender is steeping, place strawberries in a food processor/blender and puree till smooth.

5. Combine the lemon juice and strawberry puree into pitcher.

6. Pour hot water through a mesh strainer into the strawberry and lemon mixture.

7. Let lemonade chill for up to 2 hours before serving, or until cold.

8. Drink up!

LemonadeStrawberryLavenderDELICIOUS HEELS~DeliciousHeelsLemonade

Summer Yummy

5 Jul

Hello all Glamourites,

It’s FOOD FRIDAY! So naturally what is better than Summer and refreshing foods to go with it?! These three recipes are perfect for anytime in the summer for a BBQ, an afternoon at the beach or for picnic treats. Hope everyone is having a fabulous start to their weekend and will find some time to try out these summer inspired foods!

xx Glamour Planner

strawberry-margarita-cupcakes$!400xHow amazing do these look! Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes, a delicious combo of both a  drink and dessert! Plus the pretty pink colour is adorable for afternoon drinks or a picnic with the girls. Check out the full recipe here: http://www.stylemepretty.com/living/2013/06/21/strawberry-margarita-cupcakes/

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes
PREP TIME
30 Minute/s
COOK TIME
2 Hour/s
TOTAL TIME
2 Hour/s 30 Minute/s

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • Lime zest of one lime
  • 2-3tbs orange liqueur
  • 3 eggs
  • FROSTING
  • 4 egg whites (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 sticks butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup strawberry preserves
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Tequila
  • Pink food coloring
  • Sliced lime & zest for garnish

Instructions

  1. For your cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl for 2 minutes until thoroughly blended. Place cupcake liners into cupcake pan and fill each cup ¾ full with cake mixture. Bake for 18 mins. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For your frosting, mix the egg whites and sugar in a standing mixer on high for 7-15 minutes, until stiff peaks form.
  4. Turn the mixer to a low speed and add in the butter, strawberry preserves, lime juice, tequila, and food coloring. This will turn the frosting somewhat soupy and separated, but it will come back together after mixing again.
  5. Turn the mixer back up to high and mix for another 3-8 minutes, until icing is fluffy and somewhat stiff. If you’re still having trouble, try putting it in the fridge for 10 mins and then mixing again.
  6. Frost the cupcakes with a large round tip and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Garnish with a slice of lime and a sprinkle of zest. For a little extra kick, you can sprinkle on some sea salt.StrawberryMargaritaCupcake
Lobster Avocado Salad

This salad just looks like summer, the fresh colours of the lobster and avocado make it almost too good to eat!

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

  • ½ lemon (juice and zest if you like)
  • Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 5 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Salad

  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Pre-cooked Lobster
  • Red onion
  • Parmesan Cheese lobstersalad
Pina Colada Popsicles

These homemade popsicles are just what you need on a hot day under the sun to cool down and enjoy a tasty treat….also it’s health friendly!

Blend and freeze the following ingredients (don’t forget the sticks!): ~Makes 6 servings~

  • 1 can Pineapple chunks, in juice
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 can Coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Calories: 117 per pop

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RedandWhite

1 Jul

Good Morning Glamorites and a HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Seeing as today is Canada’s 146st Birthday I thought it would be appropriate to dedicate this post to Canada. Here are some things you could add to your day to make it totally Canadian and insure everything is all red & white! Br proud to be a Canadian today.

I couldn’t think of better way to start your July 1st by having some delicious red velvet pancakes for breakfast! mmmmhm! Recipe here: http://www.tastesoflizzyt.com/2013/06/28/cake-mix-pancakes/

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You have to start looking like you’re Canadian so how about first having some fun with nail art…. (be patient!)

CandaDayNailsNext, go into your closet and find something that is red & white. I know you all must have something these colours!

CanadaOutfitWhat is a birthday party without some decorations? Any dollar store will have all the trimmings for Canada Day theme.

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Of course a drink to go along with it as well….recipe: http://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/514389037/canada-day-punch-recipe/

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I hope everyone has a fabulous Canada Day and celebrates with pride 🙂

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Party Necessities

24 Jun

Hi my Glamourites,

I thought  I should do a post on the TOP necessities that I think are crucial for a successful dinner party, cocktail party, afternoon tea or any other type of gathering. I owe a lot of credit to my mother for most of these inspirations and ideas! She is the one who has taught me everything there is to being a great hostess and throwing the perfect party!

1. CANDLES

I can’t think of a more simple thing than candles to completely change the ambience of a room just by dimming the lights to make it feel really feel special. You can buy candles just about anywhere at just about any price range and use them at almost any event.Just remember to leave a few extra minutes before the party to run around and light them all! As you will see from looking at the pictures, you can also get very creative and and make some extravagant pieces or keep it easy.

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2. TABLE SETTING

If you are having a dinner party, even if it’s not a sit-down affair, it is important to have your table looking pretty. People are always drawn to the table where food and drinks are located. Particularly if you are having dinner, this is where your main event is happening and taking some extra time to add some glitz and glamour makes your event memorable. For example, buy some fun serviettes or cloth ones, create name tags for seating arrangement and have some fun with the centrepiece like using pearls or ribbons!

inspiration83. FLOWERS

While you are out and about doing errands on the day of the party, or perhaps on the day before, grab a fresh bouquet of flowers (doesn’t need to be anything fancy) or even little individual flowers. Placing flowers around your home or on the dinner table just adds something that makes it feel pretty…because what girl doesn’t love flowers!

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4. MUSIC

To finish the atmosphere of a party, choosing music helps create a special ambiance that is also important to the success of your party. Be sure to pick just the right kind of music for your particular event. For myself I always think that any classical or instrumental music will fit any party as it provides a great background as well as being enjoyable to listen to! Here is an 8track playlist that I often use for my events. Give it a listen. http://8tracks.com/suzie19/piano-music

5. DESSERT

If anyone knows me then you know that I am a total dessert girl, no matter how much I have eaten I ALWAYS have room for dessert…especially if it’s chocolate! So of course what is a party without dessert! Thank you Julia…

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Patio Relaxing

23 Jun

Good afternoon Glamourites!

Sometimes all you need after a long week or stressful day is a relaxing afternoon on the back deck. Pour yourself a drink, take a seat with a friend or the family, turn some tunes on and kick back for a few hours. I find with all the hussle and bussle of the day sometimes the perfect cure is to enjoy some down time just sitting. I was looking at some patio decor and layouts (plus some of these houses are amazing!) and this might give you some inspiration to spruce up your deck or spend more time outside!

The simplicity of this patio is very cleansing. You might find yourself feeling like you are somewhere in Europe with the clean white railing and the perfectly placed flower pots.

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To get nice and cozy for perfect lounging,  the solution is LOTS of pillows! This bench just makes me want to lay right down with a good book. Also the fun pop of pink colour adds a nice element of excitement and warmth.Don’t forget an easy string of lights for after sunset!

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If you are able to have a fireplace outside, do it! There is nothing better than spending summer evenings outside enjoying the sound of crackling fire or roasting marshmallows for s’mores!  The extra warmth for those cooler evenings is also a bonus. This setup also has the neutral colour pallet which is nice because it can be easily redecorated for other occasions or events. Don’t forget to add some flowers.

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This last little picture of inspiration isn’t exact a patio or deck but I loved the idea of buying inexpensive candles and lining them up the length of the dock. This is especially effective for an evening party or casual dock drinks for two.

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#oops

19 Jun

Hi Glamourites,

My apologies for being VERY rude and not posting for a few days, I have been away on a mini vacation and was clearly too busy relaxing and having fun to post anything…. Since I was just traveling I thought it would appropriate to post my top THREE traveling tips! Let me know as well if you have any tricks or quirks when you travel, I’d love to hear.

#ONE – Smart Carry-On

I find it extremely annoying after you check on your luggage then you still have about three different bags to carry around and onto the plane with you. I go with a basic backpack where you can stuff a surprising amount of things into and it easy to carry. The other trick I have with carry-on’s is pack your pair of heels or extra shoes that didn’t quite fit into your large luggage bag. You know, so you can be stylin’ when you get off the plane!

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#TWO – Don’t Drink

Now I’m not even talking alcohol…. before you board your flight, even the 2 hours prior to boarding do not drink any liquids. I don’t know about you but I hate  plane washrooms. First you have to awkwardly climb over like 2 people to get out of your seat then you have find the washroom in one of hidden closet like doors then once your in there you feel claustrophobic to the point you wish you never came. My solution is don’t drink before but once on the plane bring your 7Up or order your glass of wine and drink all! (This means you can enjoy the window seat and not be disturbed)

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#THREE – Front

Sit as close to the front of the plane as possible. This allows for you to get off that plane as fast you can when you are landed. There is nothing worse than after you landed and you are still stuck in the back in your seat waiting for everyone else to get off and enjoy that fresh air.