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Twist it up

12 Sep

Hello Glamourites,

It’s the end of summer and everyone is slowly getting back to reality with normal school/work routines. I know for me this can sometimes mean I’m feeling a bit rushed or even a tad lazy as I try to get used to the fall routine again. This is why braids are the best hairstyle. There are countless different looks and styles that you can create that won’t take too much time out of your morning. I have only experimented with a few, but there are so many pictures out there that I still want to try. Here are a few that I find straightforward to do, but it will still give you a fun and put together look!

xx Glamour Planner

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French Braid Hybrid    ~ Start by french braiding your hair, then switch to a normal braid for two turns, then French braid again. Alternate between the two braids until you reach the end of your hair. Thanks Byrdie for the pic!

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Connect The Braids   ~ This is good for when you wake up and don’t have that extra time to shower and get your hair clean and silky.  Braid a piece from each side of your head, stop where they meet in the back, and tie them together.

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Side Braid    ~ Start to french braid from the bang section down, keeping it as close to your face as possible. Continue to add small sections to your braid until you reach your neck, then add the rest of your hair into the three sections evenly. Most important is the last step which is to loosen the braid! Thanks Treasures & Travel!

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Braid Crown    ~ My FAVOURITE. You can choose how much hair you want left hanging or put it all up. You can do any size of braid and it is such a statement look.

 

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Healthy & YUMM

5 Sep

Hello Glamourites!

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend and enjoying the sunshine before we all get back into that real life routine! boo. A few days ago I decided to make some cookies, but since my sister has been recently diagnosed with many allergies, I altered the recipe so that she could eat them as well! They are dairy free, gluten free and sugar free cookies AND they taste delicious!

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Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Oat Cookies

  • Servings: 12 Cookies
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

Ingredients

  • Coconut Oil                                       1/3 Cup
  • Coconut Sugar                                  1/2 Cup
  • Egg                                                      1
  • Vanilla                                                1 Teaspoon
  • Oat Flour                                           1 + 1/4 Cup
  • Salt                                                     1/2 Teaspoon
  • Baking Soda                                     1/2 Teaspoon
  • Oats                                                    1 Cup
  • Cooked Quinoa                                1/2 Cup
  • Unsweetened Chocolate Chips     1/2 Cup

In a bowl or mixer combine coconut oil and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and stir into butter mixture. Add in oats and quinoa; stir in chocolate chips. Drop 1 heaping tbsp dough onto parchment paper and flatten with spoon or fork. Cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or once cookies have reached a golden colour!

Enjoy xx Glamour Planner

 

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

I owe you

1 Aug

Hello my Glamourites,

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MY APOLOGIES, life got a little crazy for awhile in the spring as it was my last couple months before I graduated from university. I am now back home and with summertime here I have plenty of time to commit back to my blog! I hope you all have been having a wonderful and relaxing summer so far!

Stay tuned for many posts to come 🙂

xx Glamour Planner

Make Easter Easy!

3 Apr

Hello Glamourites,

I hope everyone has been enjoying the first two weeks of spring and been getting some warmer weather to enjoy. I have found some great Easter inspiration for baking and decorating ideas that are very quick to do with little cost. I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend! Happy Easter xx Glamour Planner

I love this bunny butt sugar cookie idea, it’s as easy as making different shaped ovals and adding icing!Easter

If you are hosting an Easter dinner or brunch you can get creative with your place cards and add them to cute mini easter baskets like these with some chocolate eggs.

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For a centrepiece take two sizes of vases and between the two add easter eggs, jellybeans, chocolate eggs or anything colourful  to add to the easter theme!

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Another easy dessert or snack to try is making rice krispie treats but in the form of a carrot then covering them with icing or a candy orange glaze. Thanks to Frugal Coupon Living for the idea!

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Adding a simple tulip to your guests plate makes a world of a difference and makes them feel special!

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Grad some old birthday confetti and shape it into a nest and put an egg in the middle, voila, instant table decor done!

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Lucky St. Patrick

16 Mar

Hello Glamourites,

I thought I would help you get through the Monday blues today by giving you some fun ideas you can put to use tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day! I know it’s a Tuesday tomorrow but you can still have some fun by dressing in all green or bake green food to make the day special. Bring some special treats to work or have some friends over for some Shamrock punch and gold chocolate! Check out the pictures for details…

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How cleaver is this dessert – you use a cookie for the base then add a marshmallow and dip it all in chocolate! Check out The Cake Blog for original directions. 
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Start your St. Patrick’s Day off right with a Shamrock Spinach Quiche, mmmmLuckyStPat7

Make easy guest gifts or decorations by putting gold covered chocolate in a jar!

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For your party punch put Lime Ice Cream in a bowl and pour Ginger Ale over for a delicious drink ~ you can customize with other sodas or include alcohol.

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A simple dessert is buying mint Oreos, covering them in melted chocolate with a green icing drizzle over. Thanks Vanessa for the idea!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Green for Spring

10 Mar

Hello Glamourites,

I got a little too excited yesterday when the temperature outside went above 0 degrees! I know that’s definitely not anywhere near to being a warm spring day, but it is a big improvement from negative 26 with wind chill. In getting excited about spring being around the corner, I started brainstorming ways to lighten up your home by adding a fresh feel. This can easily be done by putting a new coat of paint on the wall, reupholstering furniture, spray painting wooden chairs or even buying some new plants. Green is the perfect colour in many ways; it is known as the colour of balance and harmony and of course is the symbol of regrowth or spring. I hope it is warming up wherever you are and you get a chance to add some green to your house!

xx Glamour Planner

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Because it’s goat cheese

28 Feb

Happy Weekend Glamourites!

I realized I have been posting mainly fashion topics the past few weeks, probably because there has been lots happening in the fashion world, however I wanted to change it up. I found this recipe a week or so ago and have been dying to try it myself but haven’t had the time – hopefully this weekend! If you like goat cheese, and I know I will eat it on anything, then you will love this chicken dish. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and try something new in the kitchen or out of the kitchen!

xx Glamour Planner

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Pomegranate Chicken with Balsamic Reduction {High Protein + Gluten Free}

Prep Time: 15 min   Cook Time: 15 min   Serves: 4

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • 4 Oz Goat Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Balsamic Reduction:

  • 1/4 Cup Shallots, minced (about 4 small shallots)
  • 2/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 Cup Low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 Cup + 1 Tbsp Brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Cup Pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh basil, diced

Thank you Taylor for the recipe! You can check out the full instructions and more at her site Food Faith Fitness

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Oscars 2015 Red Carpet

23 Feb

Morning Glamourites,

Last night was the 87th Academy Awards where many actors and movies were recognized for their hard work and success. Some of the winners included, Birdman for Best Picture, Julianna Moore for Best Actress in Still Alice, Eddie Redmayne for Best Actor in The Theory of Everything, J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Actor in Whiplash and John Legend and Common won Best Original Song for “Glory” from Selma. Besides all the golden Oscar awards that were given out, there were countless stunning gowns on the red carpet, which is really what we what to know all about! There were many dresses in bold statement colours such as Rosamund Pike in a Givenchy red gown and Scarlett Johnansson in an emerald Versace dress. Both were popular colours of the evening but not THE trend of the night; this, however, was light shades, from pure white to bronze nude tones. I put together a collection of my picks from last night for you to browse and enjoy xx Glamour Planner

Gwyneth Paltrow in a pale pink Ralph & Russo fitted gown, obsessed with the rose shoulder!

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Lupita Nyong’o wearing a custom Calvin Klein with over 6000 pearls!

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Kerry Washington wearing Miu Miu with a sophisticated and elegant shape.

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Emma Stone wasn’t exactly in white but looked absolutely stunning in an Elie Saab chartreuse shade dress which could be the most talked about fashion piece last night.

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Reese Witherspoon in a custom Tom Ford dress – hugs her body perfectly!

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Oh J-Lo, always giving us something to talk about…and last night was no exception for her fashion choice. Her Elie Saab sparkly nude dress with a plunging neckline probably had more material then all the other dresses combined, it proved to be a challenge walking off stage but she pulled it off.

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Had to share a funny picture with you all from last night of tight embrace between Emma and Jennifer Aniston who was wearing Atelier Versace.

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NYFW

16 Feb

Hello Glamourites,

As many of you know New York Fashion Week is taking place right now with tons of designers showing off their new Fall/Winter 2015/2016 collection. I am certainly not a professional critic but I wanted to share with you some of my favourite pieces so far! You can go watch specific fashion shows or watch live HERE

xx Glamour Planner

Herve Leger by Max Azria – the structure and use of lines creates these timeless pieces.

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Ese Azenabor –  Stunning gowns, I would wear them all!

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Marissa Webb – pairing items/textures with the unexpected made me curious about these outfits.

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