Kids of the King

My life as a kid of the King


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Fashion Friday – Isabel Lucas Boho Chic

I love the boho/hippie look. If I could redo my entire wardrobe in that style…. oh how happy I would be!! There is one celeb who seems to embrace this boho look not as a fashion trend but as her personal style. Isabel Lucas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Braids Braids Braids!!!

I have ALOT of hair!! Seriously ALOT! I love it! I don’t want to cut it at all! I want it to be longer in fact! But it can cause many bad hair days for sure! I wanted to share some really cute braids that I have found online and have been using in my own hair.

Waterfall Braid:

Fishtale Braid:

I havn’t tried the boho braid yet – looking forward to it though!

Boho Braid Tutorial:

 

There are soooo many really cool hair tutorials out there! Have fun!


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What is love?

I just watched the movie “Paperheart” where the main charactor dosn’t beleive Love is real, or that she can feel that emotion. It was a neat movie because it was a documentry and fictional story meshed together. Well.. it got me thinking about love. Here are some famous quotes about LOVE:

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts

Charles Dickens

Love never claims, it ever gives.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

Emily Bronte

“When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.”

Dr Seuss

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:16-17

 


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Coffee or Tea? Dying tutorial.

The other day I thought I would try dying some wool with some really old coffee beans and some tea that I didnt like! So I googled it and figured out it is just like any other dye! But I will share with you!(I also dyed other wool using some BLUE food colouring – you will see in the pictures)

First Step:

 Get some warm water and add some vinegar. Put your wool in and let it soak for a while.

Second Step:

Make the dye bath. So take what ever it is, Coffee (from the coffee pot is the easiest) or Tea (steeped and strained) and add some vinegar (Vinegar acts as an acid so help animal fibres absorb colour). You may need to add some more hot water depending on the strength of the colour or amount of wool you are planning to dye.

Third Step: 

 Add the wool from the vinegar bath (try not to bring all the waterover by gently squeezing some out) and heat on the stove. Make sure your wool is covered. *Do NOT let your pot come to a boil – it can cause felting to the wool).

Fourth Step:

When the wool is at the desired shade (it may lighten once rinsed) take out, rinse in similar temp water slowly making cooler and spin in a salad spinner. *Some may wish to add a bit of soap for a soap rinse as well*

Fifth Step:

 

Lay out to dry in the sun. You will know it is dry when it is not cool to the touch.

NOTES and TIPS:

I noticed that the tea and coffee did not turn out as dark as I had hoped. I think that will differ from different types and strengths.

All the colour did not absorb like other dyes do, so that was not a sign of it being finished. I think I left it for 30 mins.

I found dying with onion skins MUCH easier… with a darker colour. BUT it didnt smell as nice 🙂

I dont know if I will do this type much. Although I think it will look AMAZING carded with my onion skin dyed wool and natural brown wool!!

 


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The Next Star!

I don’t know if anyone who is reading this has been following this season of YTV’s The Next Star…. or even knows what I am talking about…. BUT I have!! The Next Star is kinda like a Canadian Idol but for ages 10-15. It is pretty cute! What I really like is that they don’t get voted off each week, instead the top 6 from all over the country are picked and mentored. They write songs, record songs, learn performance tips, get singing lessons, shoot music videos, learn choreography and pretty much get crash course in the music biz.

What is super SUPER COOL! Is that one of the top 6 kids is someone I KNOW!!! PARKER is a VERY TALENTED guy from DUNCAN! I used to work with his AMAZING MOM and brother! I am soooo EXCITED and PROUD of him! He has done a wonderful job.

The really cute thing about it is, my daughter thinks that he is the GREATEST person on that show and is now her FAVOURITE “superstar”. Seriously CUTE! He recently played a small outdoor show at our local music showrooms anniversary bash. She got all dressed in “jumping clothes”, made sparkly “Parker Rules” and “You are the Next Star” signs (with a little help from me!) and got to go and watch him. She got a signed pictures (which now is framed and on her wall) and even got her picture taken with him. She looks like she is going to BURST!!

 

NOW here is what you need to do!!! GOT VOTE FOR PARKER!!! Click this LINK and VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!! As many times and you can! The Finale is on Monday!!!


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Fall is coming!

I know this SHOULD be a Fashion Friday post… But I thought it could be a Fall Friday instead!

I don’t know about any of you… BUT I am super excited to have some cooler days!! It even rained a bit yesterday! WOOHOO! Who would have thought that would be exciting? But after a whole summer with about 2 rainy days – I was glad to see those few precious drops!

I have been really getting into my wool and have been scouring the net looking for great patterns to try. I found the GREATEST pattern and cannot wait to try it…. are you ready – it is for PERRY THE PLATYPUS! I couldn’t believe my luck!! For anyone who has no clue who I am talking about, you are missing out! Here is a pic from one of my FAV cartoons Phineas and Ferb!

That is Perry on the front of the surfboard. The pattern looks kinda difficult but I am going to try my best and hopefully give it to my little guy for Christmas. 

Are you exciting for Fall? What are you doing to get ready?