Tag Archives: Sunshine

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?

WindowsBedroom

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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Get CoZy

27 Jul

Hello Glamourites!

I hope everyone is having a fun start to your weekend! I’m at my cottage for the weekend and can’t wait to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. What’s especially nice at the end of a long day of watersports and sunbathing is to cozy up in a bed full of pillows or soak in a nice warm bubble bath. It a calming way to wind down after a long week or a particularly busy weekend. These inspiration pictures remind me of the perfect spot just to curl up with a good book or take a cat nap. Go find your cozy spot this weekend xx Glamour Planner

This large “L” couch looks like the perfect corner area to snuggle up with a blanket and watch a movie.
Getcozycouch&blanketThe detailing in the window moulding reminds me of an old Victorian home with the large drapery curtains. A perfect space to spend an afternoon daydreaming.
GetCozyWindowI don’t think there is anything more classic than a big bed with white sheets, white pillows and a gorgeous headboard. I wish I could run and jump into these bed for a pre-dinner nap!
Getcozybedahh…what could possibly be more calming to chase all your stress away than a nice warm bath, with candles of course, and flower petals; this room has it all!

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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!

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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