Tag Archives: nature

Let the Vitamin D in!

8 May

Hi Glamourites!

The weather the past few days has been absolutely beautiful and all I wanted to do was be outside enjoying the sunshine! If you are stuck inside doing work but you still want to enjoy those sunny days….the answer, windows!! I could not live in a house that doesn’t have any windows {or few of them}. I love to have natural light at all times and a beautiful view doesn’t hurt either. Here are some homes where they have incorporated lots of windows perfectly into the design. Let me know if you like xx Glamour Planner

Eating breakfast on a Monday morning at this table you couldn’t help but smile looking out.WindowsTable

In the bathroom it is incredibly important to have natural light for applying makeup. Often we will put on too much foundation or bronzer because we don’t have the correct lighting and when you leave the house it turns out you look like a cake!

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Sometimes cooking dinner can be a pain but when you have skylights or big windows to fill your kitchen with vitamin D it makes the job much more enjoyable!

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Okay I know you don’t want the sunrise waking you up at 5:30 in the morning which is why they invented curtains…but windows in the bedroom can be amazing and create a special place for you to wake up. Imagine how peaceful this setting would be as you great ready for bed or just want some quiet time to yourself?

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Of course windows anywhere in the house work perfectly, especially where you will be entertaining guests. It’s a great way to show off your home and where you live!

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New Year, New Glam

20 Jan

Hello Glamourites!

Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you all had a safe and relaxing holiday! Now that I am back in the big city and school I have time to get in the routine of updating posts on a regular basis {or let’s hope that will be the case}. I have put together pictures and inspiration of styles and tips I would like to focus on more this year. Let me know what your resolutions are for 2014!      xx Glamour Planner

No matter what you do be confident in yourself! Glitter sparkles brightly for everyone to see, show people your sparkle.newyearsparkle

This year I want to wear those “little black” dresses I have always said I will find an occasion for. newyearblackdress

Appreciate nature more, take walks on the trails or picnic on a hillside. newyearnature

Make time to right letters. Receiving a handwritten letter could be one of the most beautiful and thoughtful pieces of art and it now seems to be fading from this generation. newyearletters

Do something that scares me! {just a little}newyearadventure

Take time to enjoy your afternoon tea or coffee and add some silence in your day. newyeartea

Savoury Pumpkin

13 Oct

Hello Glamourites,

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable and relaxing thanksgiving weekend {here in Canada anyways}! The one thing I do love about fall is to see all the colours changing in nature with the trees turning all colours of red, orange and yellow. Along with all that we get to curl up inside and drink hot chocolate, eat soup and start to get used to the chilly weather coming. Here is a recipe I found for a Pumpkin Curry Soup thanks to Wine and Glue blog, thanks! Happy Thanksgiving everyone xx Glamour Planner

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Pumpkin Curry Soup

  • 1 small baking pumpkin
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 pound of carrots, peeled and cut into circles
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 – 1 1/2 TBSP curry powder (the more you add the more spicy it will be)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Cut the pumpkin in half, remove the seeds, and place each side flesh side down on a parchment (or aluminum foil or silpat) lined baking sheet.  Bake 50 minutes or until you are able to easily slide a skewer in and out of the pumpkin.  After the pumpkin has cooked, scoop out the pumpkin and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large soup pot over medium heat.  Add the carrots and onions and sauté until the onions are nearly translucent and the carrots have softened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the pumpkin and stir into the cooking veggies.
  4. Add the curry powder, ginger, and coriander and sauté for an additional minute or two.
  5. Stir in the chicken stock, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.  Bring the stock to a boil and then reduce to the heat to low, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. At the end of the 30 minutes, remove the soup from the heat, and using an immersion blender (or working in batches using a blender or food processor) to blend the soup until smooth.
  7. Top with  Croutons

~DELICIOUS HEELS DeliciousHeelsPumpkin

Back to nature

13 Sep

Hi Glamourites,

It seems when fall comes around I am drawn again to natural tones, materials and fabrics for in my designs, my apartment and tastes. With the changing of the season colours start to appear in the trees and the warmth of orange and reds brighting up the streets. The autumn time allows for nature to be featured more than usual with such activities; pumpkin carving, apple picking, fire crackling and leafs for decor. So why not use natural wood all year long in your home to be a main focus in the design or function. These pictures highlight the beauty of wood in its natural element while fitting into different home styles and creating contrast. Hope everyone is transiting into fall better than I am xx Glamour Planner

This simple linear wood table is an ideal space for all uses and is set off ideally by the brick wall in the background. 79a95a8d076bf8b506f6da6a55570c25

I love how the wood bar top has been left natural at the ends and the shape curves as it instinctively would.  78b22eebba3e9ece4f391a2fbd711dbe

These puzzle piece like mats are very unique as you can create them as small or large you need for the function while creating a table interest. f8f03d1b8682740d836e0992cd8d2b8c

 

This space is a perfect example of how it is possible to mix the natural wood with soft fabrics and works well. 562907c718646adf31ec6d5a256555ce

I enjoy this whole bathroom vanity for the rustic feel and the bold wood mirror frames makes the statement in the space. 460ec9e0ede08b0575d59a9abd6eb611

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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Summer Picnic

11 Jun

Good Evening Glamourites,

With the sun shinning today and the warmth of the sun it made me extremely excited about all the summer adventures to come! One of those being PICNICS! I am looking forward to packing yummy food and drinks, grabbing a blanket and going to the beach, garden or mountain for a delicious picnic with friends. Here are some beautiful picnic setup’s I thought would be adorable to plan for a dinner party inspiration or afternoon lemonade with friends.

xx Glamour Planner

 

This cute idea with the tent on the beach piles of pillows just looks like a relaxing and fun filled afternoon picnic!

Beach Picnic

Beach Picnic

This picnic atmosphere is picturesque for a rustic farm field at the picnic table with wild flowers, lace table cloth and plastic cups (a must for outdoors).

Picnic Table

Picnic Table

This is my favourite picnic layout with the all bright colours along with flowers and big pillows for seating!

Colourful Picnic

Colourful Picnic

Finally, what is a picnic without a yummy (and easy) dessert! Take a look at these Strawberry Hand Pies which are easy to eat and also cutlery free. Continue here to Country Living for the recipe: http://www.countryliving.com/recipefinder/strawberry-hand-pies-recipe-clv0712

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies