Tag Archives: Red

Simply Red

31 Mar

Hello Glamourites!

Some days it’s nice to try something new, even if it’s a new lipstick, different type of hair product or whatever! Here is an extremely simple recipe for a little afternoon snack or dinner appy you can easily whip up. This can be made for two people or alter the amount and can be a perfect party tasters. Hope you enjoy and let me know any delicious quick snacks you like xx Glamour Planner

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

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INGREDIENTS

2 Medium Tomatoes
1/3 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan
Fresh Oregano
Pinch of Salt
Freshly ground Pepper
Olive Oil
DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 450 F (230 C).

Cut the tomatoes lengthwise into approximately 1/3-inch (1 cm) slices. Place them on a baking sheet. Top with Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper (season according to your taste). Drizzle with some olive oil and bake until tomatoes are tender and the cheese is melted, for about 10-15 minutes.

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DELICIOUS HEELS~

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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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Greats from the Grammys

27 Jan

Hi Glamourites!

I figured I couldn’t let the Grammys come and go by without having a quick post up about my favourite dresses of the night! Although I have to say, I was disappointed in quite a few of the selections of some people…but we won’t get into that in this post anyways, haha. Take a scroll and let me know if I didn’t include your fave outfit from last night’s 2014 Grammys xx Glamour Planner

This was my top pick from last night {I also am a huge Beyonce fan I will admit} with her wearing Michael Costello. ABSOLUTELY stunning. 
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Miranda Lambert in Pamella Roland. I don’t usually notice her outfits but this red dress with deep-V got my attention.
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Ciara being pregnant but looking as beautiful as always in a beautiful detailed Pucci gown.56th GRAMMY Awards - Red CarpetAnother confession, I have not listened to much of Iggy Azalea but this white number by Elie Saab was gorgeous!

GrammysIggyAzaleaNow as for men’s fashion, everyone is talking about Pharrell Williams’s oversized Indiana hat but can we also take a look at Miguel stylin’ in patent leather pants…

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Any excuse for glitter!

23 Dec

Hi Glamourites,

Hope everyone is finishing up their last minute Christmas shopping and errands….I know I still have a few little gifts to still buy! With all the many holiday parties happening you have many opportunities to get creative and experiment with make-up techniques. Hope these are inspiring to you and you play up the glam this Christmas   xx Glamour Planner

Pair a bold {festive} red lip with a clean silver eyeshadow and black eyeliner. It’ll look like you just walked off the red carpet!HolidaysMakeUp5I am in love with these eye make-up, the shading from silver, gold, bronze and brown. Totally EYE catching!

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This look gives the idea of being natural but accenting on facial features, stunningly beautiful. HolidaysMakeUp4

If you want to spend some extra time and get really detailed you can buy jewels and the proper eyelash glue to add to your sparkly touches! HolidaysMakeUp2

Holiday DECOR

19 Dec

Hi Glamouirtes!

Hope everyone is getting prepared for Christmas…now only 6 days away!! Here are some of my favourite holiday decorating inspirations to add some festive cheer to your house. Transforming your home with those cozy touches completes Christmas for me; it brings joy and some sparkle and you can’t help but just smile! Let me know what some of your decor traditions are this time of year  xx Glamour Planner

Poinsettias, poinsettias, poinsettias! The most festive and bright floral plant can create an instantly more dramatic entrance way. These seasonal plants can also been placed around the house for a pop of colour.holidaydecor2

Christmas bulbs are not just for the tree….you can use a thick white string and hang them from your ceiling or chandelier or, as shown here, hang them from in clusters using ribbon. holidaydecor4

Garland or fresh leaf branches from the outdoors make a beautiful display on your mantle, counter, or as part of a table centrepiece. Grab some pine cones, berries or interesting things you may find to add colour and a festive flair.
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Taking a wreath {doesn’t necessarily have to be red} add a leather belt or fabric around for a look-a-like Santa belt! Cute for a front door entrance.
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A fun and easy way to create centrepieces or decorations is by putting bulbs, beads, cranberries, or any other objects into a vase!holidaydecor6

Another vase centrepiece example – a gold/silver theme. holidaydecor5

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

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

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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!

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Raspberry Burst

16 Jul

Good Evening Glamourites,

I have had some extra time this week and been saving some recipes and am hoping to make in the next couple days. This particular one is at the top of my list! It looks like the perfect light and refreshing dessert along with giving you your sweet tooth fix. Let me know if you give it a try!

xx Glamour Planner

Vanilla Raspberry Layer Cake

Prep Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 35 minutes

Yield: 16 slices

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 cup low-sugar raspberry jam
  • 6 oz fresh raspberries
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 10-1/2 oz (1-1/3 pkg) low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and line 2 9-inch round cake pans.

In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 additions of milk. Pour into prepared pans and bake in oven for about 30 – 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove cake from pans and let cool on rack completely.

For the cream cheese frosting:

In a bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar and vanilla.

To assemble cake:

Slice each cake in half horizontally to make 4 layers. Spread 1/3 cup of the jam over one of the layers. Spread 1/2 cup of frosting over top of second layer; invert, frosting side down onto first layer.

Spread 1/3 cup jam over top of stacked layers. Spread third layer with 1/2 cup of the frosting; invert, frosting side down onto stack. Spread remaining jam over top.

Spread remaining layer with 1/2 cup of the frosting; invert frosting side down onto stack. Cover entire cake with a thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Cover cake with remaining frosting.

Decorate cake with fresh raspberries before serving.

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The shoe-aholic in me and food lover has created a new inspiration called DELICIOUS HEELS FoodHeel2

Credit for the recipe to The Fit Housewife blog and finding it through http://foodgawker.com/ ~My FAVE recipe go-to site!