Tag Archives: Sun

Skipping to Summer Style

29 May

Hi Glamourites,

I don’t know about you but I am more than ready for every day to be filled with hot sun, sand between my toes, and  a cold drink in my hand. Bring on summer! We have had a day or two of sunshine but I’m ready for Spring to pass along the torch to Summer! In saying that, I was hoping to do a wardrobe update and add some summer dresses. On a hot summer day or evening it’s so easy to slip on a dress and always looks very put together and cute! Here are some of my favourites – check them out xx Glamour Planner

The perfect beach dress to throw in your bag to use after a day at the beach!
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During summer it’s fun to add bright colours to your closet – somehow it makes you feel energized.

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Love the asymmetrical hemline used here along with the abstract pattern.

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You can never go wrong with a little white dress anywhere and anytime in summer! The back scoop and lace adds a beautiful effect.

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The flare on this dress makes any afternoon more exciting!

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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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Not over yet

25 Aug

No, I refuse to believe that summer is over yet, because it’s NOT! Summer is my favourite season; I try and enjoy it to the fullest and for as long as possible. I love those long beach days relaxing under the hot sun and perfecting a tan; those days whenit stays light out until 10pm. These pictures capture what I feel summer is along with the fun it brings. Hope you all are enjoying these months and getting some adventures out in the sun xx Glamour Planner

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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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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 Stylin’

20 Jun

Hi all Glamorites!

I am absolutely LOVING that summer has finally arrived and with all the excitement that goes along with that plus the fun fashion and clothes we get to wear! Here are some of my summer inspiration clothes and beauty that I adore. Hope you all are enjoying some summer weather and are stylin while doing that.

xx Glamour Planner

This precious outfit is the perfect causal summer evening hangout for the city or cottage. Simple high waisted denim shorts with a mesh lace top and throw a few bangles on the arm.

Summer Casual

Summer Casual

The other awesome thing about summer is you can rock as much bright colour possible and it doesn’t matter because it’s SUMMER! Just like these popping tangerine nails make everything much more fun.

Tangerine Nails

Tangerine Nails

For the days on the beach or the sun-lite summer dinner parties a long maxi dress is always the perfect call. This one in particular has the element of surprise with the bear back and the playfulness of the stripes. Definitely want.

Backless Stripes

Backless Stripes

What is an outfit without some bling….these turquoise rings are beautifully simple and make a statement all being staked on one hand.

Turquoise Rings

Turquoise Rings

Vases of sunshine

3 Jun

Hi Glamourites,

With all this amazing weather we have been getting it seems only right to be bringing the sunshine inside as well. Making your own arrangement like these vases can be as complicated or as simple as you make it. They can be used on your everyday kitchen table, for a big dinner event and even parties to add some colour! Hope you enjoy my inspiration!

xx Glamour Planner

This example is super simple, pick up a bag of lemons at your grocery store and throw them into a vase of water and place your bouquet of sunflowers with it, so bright & happy!

Sunflowers + Lemons

Sunflowers + Lemons

I love the look of the limes cut-up and seeing the inside, the pattern adds neat sense of detailing.

Lime Vase

Lime Vase

As shown in the picture, this type of vase is much more party friendly because of the shape. It is tall and skinny which means it is easy to see around and does not block people vision. I would still have this on my kitchen table, so funky!

Tower Lemon Vase

Tower Lemon Vase

Fashion Friday Faves!

31 May

Hello Glamorites!!

Seeing as it is fashion friday I put together a little collection of my favourite pintrest pics I have seen over the course of this week. With summer right around the corner I am getting this craving to go shopping and update my whole wardrobe! I wish I could plant a money tree….back on topic, take a browse through the pictures and let me know if you have any comments/likes/dislike!

Thanks all and stay glam xx Glamour Planner

These simple thin rings in black, gold and silver stacked onto several fingers just looks so trendy! But with this total fashionista vibe….loving!

Staked Rings

Staked Rings

To me this dress is the complete summer’s “little white dress”…the pearl and lace detailing is fabulously vintage and the contemporary ribbon makes it picture perfect.

Little White Dress

Little White Dress

I need to have these Guess by Marciano heels in my closet! The gold touch around the ankle gives the shoe such an edgy and unique look that will work with any bright or neutral summer outfit.

Black + Gold Heels

Black + Gold Heels

Lastly we have to have a splash of colour somewhere…This cute sun hat is just ideal for running around doing errands or an afternoon at the beach. It adds some personality to your outfit or a pop of colour!

Sun Hat

Sun Hat