Kids of the King

My life as a kid of the King


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Volcano…..

Have you been following this seasons American Idol? Well I have and I am HOPING that this finale will end with Phillip Phillips as the winner! Come on! His name alone is awesome!!

This is one contestant that I actually would buy their album when it comes out! Anyways! I loved when he sang “Volcano – by Damien Rice”. SO I downloaded it last week (the original version from Damien Rice) and have been listening to it OVER AND OVER ever since!!

Here is the link to Damien Rice’s site – http://damienrice.sandbag.uk.com/Store/Music.html

It looks like he has released a bunch of songs so I cannot wait to check them all out!! You should to ūüôā

GO PHILLIP!!


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Pinterest Challenge.. Continued!

I have been totally MIA the last bit of the week BUT I have a great excuse! The weather has been AMAZING so I have spent very little time on the computer! It is another beautiful day today but it is still early so I thought I would do a quick post! I have continued on with my pinterest¬†challenge this last week – most things having to do with the outdoors! I don’t have any personal pics (I will do another post with those included) but here are the pins I re-created!

It is my lovely daughters birthday party next month – so we used this picture as inspiration for her invites – it’s a¬†pj/slumber party theme!

( http://allysonjane.blogspot.ca/2012/02/shabby-chic-pajama-party.html )

It was also MOTHERS DAY this past weekend (Happy Mothers Day everyone!) So I made my amazing mom some of these for part of her present! The funny thing is – I tricked her into collecting paint stir sticks from some local hardware store! Tee Hee!

( http://www.katyharper.com/2011/03/diy-garden-stakes.html )

AND we made a BEAN TEE PEE!! I am sooo excited for this one! Right now it looks kinda silly – like a big pile of boards piled up BUT once those little pole beans start to growing my kids will love to spend time in the garden munching on fresh beans!

( http://kiwimagonline.com/kiwilog/family-fun-natural/how-to-build-a-bean-teepee-for-your-kids )

I am going to do some sewing next – I have a craft fair next weekend and think I need some fresh stock!

What have you been doing from your pinterest boards?


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Pinterest Challenge ~ Day 3

For the third day of my pinterest challenge ~ I decided to try something from my “what am I going to do with all this hair” pinterest board! It is one of my favorite boards – I love my hair! ūüôā
I chalked my hair a while ago and LOVED it!! But wanted to do something a bit more permanent. So I took a look at some pictures of computed ombré hair and looked at a few tutorials (like this one from thebeautydepartment) and went at it!! I used Ion Color Brilliance brights from Sally beauty supply Рsky blue! Here is what it came out like:

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Pinterest Challenge ~ Day 2

I am really liking this¬†challenge! Last night my daughter and I baked a super yummy “breakfast cake” that I found on pinterest – again off my “Yummy…” board.

My husband was heading out with a bunch of people for a day trip – so I thought that it would be nice to send them off with a yummy treat! Here is a link to the original recipe – I will post the recipe (with our changes) that we made here:

Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Serves 6-8

¬Ĺ cup butter, room temperature
2 tsp. lemon zest or more ‚ÄĒ zest from 1 large lemon
7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar**
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups frozen raspberries

¬Ĺ cup Vanilla soy milk

* 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top

1. Preheat the oven to 350¬ļF. Cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss the¬†berries ¬†with ¬ľ cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.

3. Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the milk. Add Berries.

4. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan (or something similar) with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a couple of more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

It was soooo YUMMY!!!


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Pinterest Challenge – Day 1!

I am a pinterest junkie!!(Check out my boards HERE) I could look and re-pin all the day long! But honestly Рhow many of us actually DO the ideas we pin? Well I am challenging myself and YOU other pinners to do one of your pins everyday for the next week!

Here is what I did last night from my “Yummy…” board!

Cheesy Quinoa Bites – And they were REALLY GOOD! Even cold the next day, they were a great snack!

Cheesy Quinoa Bites
Makes ~28 bites

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 stalks green onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese¬†
  • 2 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Mix together quinoa, carrot, egg, green onion, garlic, cilantro, cheese, flour, salt and pepper.
3.  Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each). 
4.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.

I got the recipe from

http://www.soveryblessed.com/2012/01/cheesy-quinoa-bites.html

I changed a few things – I think it is pretty flexible to whatever you have in the cupboard or fridge!

I think that most of my pins for the challenge will be food – BUT WHO CARES! We gotta eat right?

Now all I have to do is wait for little Miss Beans to get home and we are going to do some pinterest recipe BAKING! YUM! I will share (the recipe – not the treat) with you all tomorrow!


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What are you listening to?

What is that song or album that you keep on “repeat”?

Well for me – I just downloaded – Duffy’s¬†“Rockferry” album (old – yes I know) and it is AWESOME! I have it on repeat like ALL DAY!

I LOVE every song on it! That dosnt happen very often – I dont think¬†I could even pick just one! I suggest check her out if you haven’t had a chance. http://www.iamduffy.com/


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It’s about to get personal.

Blogs are all about getting personal right? Well HERE WE GO!

I am going to be writing a bit about my feelings, so if you want to skip over this post feel free¬†– I have plenty other posts¬†that¬†don’t go there (see the categories on the side) BUT¬†if you want to keep reading… maybe this will help you too.

I struggle with fear. Not the kind where I am afraid¬†of the dark, creepy crawlies and scary movies (which – don’t get me wrong I am not a fan of any of those things), but what I am talking about it a bit different. I am talking about a different fear.

One fear – fear of failure. I don’t¬†think that I put my whole heart into everything that I do because somewhere inside of me I and preparing myself for it to fail. So when it does, I hope to not hurt as much. Another fear – fear of change. I hate change. I hate when people move away, hate changing jobs, even getting older or having more babies because it is the unknown, I don’t like the unknown – I even want to know how a movie ends!! Another would be – fear of perception. I do care to much of what people think of me. I am fearful of people not liking me, thinking I am stupid, or making fun of me. All of that usually causes me to in turn make fun of myself, and treat myself like I am not all the important! And a fear of not being good enough.

Does anyone else feel these fears sometimes?

So how does one live with these fears? WE DON’T!! They keep us from living a full life and¬†becoming the people who were are supposed to be.¬†SO I am not going to live with¬†fear anymore!

I am a NEW CREATION in Christ. All those fears do not belong to me anymore. I am writing this post as a declaration to the world (both physical and spiritual) that:

I AM NO LONGER BOUND BY FEAR – I HAVE BEEN GIVEN POWER, LOVE AND A SOUND MIND!