Sisters

HI!

I got this idea a while back, and finally have done it!

I thought it’d be super cute to do a photoshoot with Julie and Clara. They are practically exact opposites. Youngest and oldest. Brunette and blonde. Light eyes and dark eyes. Freckles and no freckles. Wavy hair and straight hair. (Not to mention different face molds!) Yet sisters all the same. 🙂

Also, you may notice the pictures don’t seem to be the best quality. I’m thinking that perhaps the computer compressed them? I’m still experimenting with my new camera, so hopefully I can correct that with a higher quality setting. 🙂

Well let’s get onto the photoshoot!

 

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Thanks to Kiki for Julie’s super cute hairstyle!

 

Which picture is your favorite? Any suggestions for using my new camera? Do you have any dolls that are very different from each other?

 

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Clara Practices Gymnastics – Part 2

Hey there! It’s Clara speaking!!

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Remember this post, where I showed you all my floor gymnastics skills?

Well now I get to show you my bar skills!! Woohoo!

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Mom made me this bar months ago, using this great tutorial!

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First I get my grips

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And some chalk!

Let’s get started!

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First I’ll do a pullover onto the bar

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Let’s see, how about a back hipcircle next? (Mom just got this skill the other day!!)

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I cast,

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And spin around the bar!

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Now let’s get onto the high bar. I’ve been practicing this forever, and I think I can do it.

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Cast,

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and squat on the bar!

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Then I jump to the high one

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Pullover

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Now I’m gonna try my sol circle dismount!

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Cast,

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Straddle on the bar,

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swing,

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and shoot off! Weeee!

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Now this seems to be a recurring theme in these posts. I have one more skill I want to show you, but I’ll need some help. This time my sister, Caroline, can spot me!

I’m gonna try a stride circle!

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Alright, so I start like this.

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And swing around!

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Thanks so much Caroline! A big round of applause to her!!

*Big round of applause*

 

I hope you all enjoyed seeing me do my gymnastics skills! Someday I plan to show you my beam skills, too! Would you like that!

 

Goodbye, my dear fans!

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with the help of Gracie 🙂

Lost – Part 2

Part 1 here


Clara’s Point of View

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I had been sitting on the grass for five long minutes. Where in the world did Grace go? I wondered, looking at the time on my phone.

I began to worry.

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Seven minutes. I began to pace back and forth anxiously.

Eight minutes

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Ok, that’s it. I’m calling Julie. I dialed the number with shaking hands.

Grace is just looking for the frisbee. She’ll probably be back any minute now. Stop overthinking things, Clara! I continued to dial Julie’s number, in spite of my optimistic thoughts.

Three minutes later, Julie was there. Grace had been gone eleven minutes now.

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“Hi Clara! What’s up?” Julie called enthusiastically.

“Grace went off to find the frisbee and has been gone,” I checked my phone,”twelve minutes now.”

Julie’s brow furrowed. She quickly tried to act cheerful.

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“Let’s just stay calm,” Julie said, in a forced voice. She was worried. “Grace will probably show up any minute… any second…” I nodded slowly, not really believing Julie.

Thirteen minutes.

“Say, uh, which direction did you say Grace went?” Julie asked, she was obviously nervous. She was trying to stay calm and seem unafraid (so not to frighten me). Let’s just say Julie could never be an actress.

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“I didn’t say,” I replied, then motioned towards where Grace had walked off, fourteen minutes ago, “she went that way.”

We began to walk quickly.

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Fifteen minutes. Then sixteen…

By twenty minutes we had stopped acting like Grace might be okay. Grace was not okay. Grace was lost. And we were frightened.

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Twenty-three minutes. Still no luck.

We had no idea that we were right beside the cliff that Grace was laying on the other side of, unconscious.

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“That’s it, Clara,” Julie said. “We can’t find her! We have to form a search party! Call your friends; I’ll call Caroline and some others. Tell them to meet us here for an emergency. And,” Julie looked at the dark clouds forming in the sky. “to bring umbrellas.”

It had been twenty-five minutes.

Sooner than I would have liked, I would be counting the hours.


AAAHHH!!!!

 

Are you looking forward to next Wednesday? How are you enjoying this series?

 

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P.S. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to vote for your favorite fall outfit here! I updated the date from Saturday to Friday for the winner to be revealed!

P.P.S. Also, I adjusted one of my polls, and made a couple new ones! Check them out here!

 

Triple Braid Hair-do How-to + BIBPC

Hi! I’m excited to show you how to make a hairstyle I came up with! I’m really happy with how it turned out!

Clara is our lovely model for today (I really need to give Grace a photoshoot. I don’t think she’s had one yet… o_O 😛 )

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First off, take a front section of hair. Divide it into three sections and braid each section, clipping or tying off the ends just to hold them while you do the other braids.

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Now braid the three braids together. Try to keep each little braid straight/facing forward the same direction as you braid. (don’t rotate the braids)

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Now pull the large braid back and clip it down. I used a pretty flower hair tie on the braid, and then used bobby pins to hold it down.

And you’re done! Your doll now has an elegant braid style!

Here is a little photoshoot of Clara with her new ‘do.

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^ I. LOVE. THIS. PHOTO. ^ XD

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I hope you liked this hair style tutorial!

 


And now for my Final entry into BIBPC! This has been a lot of fun, and I’m so glad I was able to participate!

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Story: The theme is shiny. I tried taking pictures of shiny things around the house, but wasn’t quite satisfied with them. So I figured I’d use this picture of a very shiny lake (you may recognize it from the photoshoot I did of Caroline a bit back).

I also created a poster for extra points:

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Blessings,

~Gracie 😉

 

In Which Grace and Clara get Ready for School – a Photostory!

I made a Back-to-school photostory for you all! Enjoy!

[Side note: some of the the pics are fuzzy, I apologize, I took the fuzzy ones in the evening (Ugh, phone camera!) Thankfully, I also got some pictures in the morning that aren’t fuzzy! 🙂 ]

 

Grace’s point of view:

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Is that the alarm clock I hear? Yes! It’s time to get up and get ready!

Today is special! It’s mine and Clara’s first day of school! I’m going into middle school! Seventh grade! I’m so excited!

. . . Clara?

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*Groans* *mumbles*

 

Hmmm. I guess I’ll let her sleep a little more.

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I have my clothes, bag and shoes all laid out on our bedside table. I’m gonna change now…

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And do my hair… I picked out two pretty green clips!

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Whataya think!? How do I look for my first day of school?

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Let’s see, We have fifteen minutes until the bus comes… Oh! I’d better wake Clara up!

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Clara! It’s 7:45! The bus is coming in fifteen minutes! You had better get ready, or we’ll both be in trouble!

I’m gonna go eat some breakfast and leave her to it! It’s always important to have a good, healthy breakfast! Oh, and make sure to stay hydrated as well!

 

Clara’s point of view:

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Ugh! It’s not time to get up! It’s like 5:30…

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Wha- did she say? Oh NO! 7:45! I need to get ready! It’s my first day of school!

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Oh, clothes!! Where are you when I need you?

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Something doesn’t feel quite – OH!

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There! Much better!

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How am I supposed to choose?

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[ Isn’t. Her. ponytail. so. cute. ! ]
To brush or not to brush, that is the question… eh, I’d better, but I’ll stick with a ponytail-No time to fool around this morning!

“Clara!! We have to go! The bus will be here any minute!!”

Oh dear me! I’ll just grab a granola bar! Now where did I put that backpack?

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Right! I hung it by the door! See? I’m so prepared! hehe. Ok, no I’m not.

 

Grace’s Point of view:

And with that we raced out the door! The bus pulled up just as we got to the bus stop! Well, at least we didn’t have to stand in the heat waiting for it! *shrugs* I hope this day will go well!

Philippians 4:6-7 encouraged me this morning. I shared it with Clara in the bus, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ❤

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Happy first day of school! 🙂 😉

 


XD Hope you liked this little back-to-school photostory!

Have you started school yet? Are you more like Clara or Grace in the mornings? I’m actually home-schooled, but on days that I need to get up, I’m kinda in between Grace and Clara. I try to give myself just enough time, which often ends in rushing out the door! o_O XD

Blessings,

~Gracie 😉