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Basic Wand Curls


Here’s how to do some basic wand curls, the wand I used for these curls was a conical curling wand, size 32mm-19mm.

Items needed: curling wand, hair sectioning clips, hairspray….

  1. Begin by sectioning of your hair into 3 even sections (one bottom, one middle and one top) depending on the thickness of your hair you may not need to have as many sections.
  2. Once your wand has heated up to the right temperature setting..
  3. Grab a small section of hair and twist it around the wand..
  4. Hold for 10-15 seconds.. and then let the hair drop into your hand and let cool for a for seconds..
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until you finish the first layer of hair…
  6. Lightly spray with hairspray if desired…
  7. then let down the middle section and repeat steps 3-4
  8. When you get to the top layer (if you have a side part, make sure you part your hair down the middle.. )
  9. Repeat steps 3-4 and once finished, let your hair cool for a minute of two..
  10. Then re-part you hair to where you would usually have your part…
  11. And you’re done!

For any questions ect. please comment below 😉

He Has Risen!


Happy Easter!

“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling  clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.’ ” Luke 24.29

 

KINGSTONE – A Novel


51xN38O4IbLI am very excited to announce the publication of my first ever novel, Kingstone, a short fantasy story in the style of J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Hobbit. It has been some time in the making, and I am very proud to say that it is now available for purchase on Amazon, worldwide, as an eBook or paperback.  Please get yourself a copy and let me know what you think.


Synopsis

Elross believed that he was just an ordinary boy, no different to any other in the secluded valley of Anibar. But one night, an encounter with a mysterious stranger, who saves his life from a ferocious beast sets his feet on a path of discovery, about himself and the wider world outside. His whole world is soon turned upside-down, and he quickly finds himself surrounded by creatures he had only known from the bedtime stories his father had read to him as a boy. It is among this new world of marvels that he comes to learn of an enchanted stone which holds within it the possibilities of immortality…the Kingstone.


Get your copy on Amazon today;

Paperback: Amazon.com

eBook: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, GermanyIndia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands,  SpainUKUS

Janette Oke/Book Reviews


Janette Oke is one of my favourite authors at the moment,  and is a “bestselling Christain author of over 70 books, 32 of which have been translated into fourteen languages. Her books have sold over 22 million copies.

The most recent book I  have read by her is:    It is part of a 3 book series, and am looking forward to reading the others.

    Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist’s perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity…- via https://www.bookdepository.com 

Another one of her series I’ve read recently is the “Return to Canadian West.” The TV series “When Calls the Heart” had been based off them.

  

“Where Courage Calls” :Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected… Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father’s wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind……  – via https://www.bookdepository.com

I would definitely recommend them both, for around ages 13 up.

I have also enjoyed reading numerous other books by her. (the links as to where you can purchase the books are embedded in the pictures)

Happy St. Valentine Day!


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Facts:

Feastday: February 14

Patron of Love, Young People, Happy Marriages 

Death: 269

-Via http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=159 

To learn more click here.

A St. Valentine audio drama by  Adventures in Odyssey is available to purchase here. Which I would highly recommend listening to. 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

Dutch Braid Fishtail Combo


Items you will need: hair brush and comb, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a few bobby pins. Optional:(hairspray)

  1. begin by dutch braiding the top section of the hair..
  2. continue braiding until you reach the back of the head..
  3.  and secure with a hair tie..
  4. once secured in a ponytail, begin fishtail briading..
  5. when you reach the end of your fishtail braid secure with an elastic..
  6. and finish with hairspray as desired..

For a different look put the fishtail braid up into a bun.

As always, feel free to leave a comment telling me what you think. 😉

A Brief History of Australia Day


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The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date. Not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date….-Via http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/

Image result for Australian Flag PrintableHappy Australia Day!

Feast of St. Francis de Sales


Image of St. Francis de SalesFacts

Feastday: January 24

Patron of Catholic writers, the Catholic press, the deaf, journalists, adult education

Birth: August 21, 1567

Death: December 28, 1622

Beatified By: January 8, 1661 by Pope Alexander VII

Canonized By: April 19, 1665 by Pope Alexander VII

to learn more click here: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=51

The History of the Christmas Tree


61abwvvtr2blThe Christmas Tree – An extract from the book Religious Customs in the Family by Fr. Franics X. Weiser, S.J.

“…The first description of a Christmas tree with familiar features is given in a German manuscript of the year 1605. It was in the sections at the left bank of the Rhine that the tree developed, and from there it spread through of the country, slowly at first, but with sudden great speed from about 1800 on. It came to America through the immigrants towards the middle of the 19th century.

Considering these historical facts, it will be clear to parents how the meaning and message of the Christmas tree is completely religious. It stands in the house at Christmas time as a symbol and reminder that Our Lord is the “Tree of Life” and the “Light of the world.” Its many individual lights might be explained to the children as symbols of His divine and human traits and virtues. The glittering decorations indicate His great glory. The fact that it is evergreen is an ancient symbol of eternity.”

To continue reading buy the book from Fidelity Books, The Book Depositry or Amazon

More information about the history of the Christmas tree on ewtn.com;  The Christmas Tree: Legends, Traditions, History

How to create a Braided updo


Items you will need: hair brush, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a handful of bobby pins.

  1. to start of with you will need to part your hair off to one side….
  2. separate a small section of hair from the front and french braid it until you get to just in front of your ear…
  3. then finish it off with a plait, and secure with an elastic…
  4. then go back and gently tug on the outside edges of the braid to make it look bigger and softer..
  5. keep the braid out of the way while you gather all of the rest of your hair in to a messy bun..
  6. once you have the bun where you want it, secure it with bobby pins…
  7. and the wrap the braid around the bun and secure into place with a few more bobby pins.
  8. add hairspray if desired.

I hope you liked this hairstyle, and please leave a comment below, letting me know what you think 😀

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