Friday, February 15, 2019

I Love My Friends 💗

Valentines Day has come and gone. It is a holiday I have surprisingly come to love, even as a single person! Commercialism aside, It is just another day of the year that presents us with the opportunity to lavish love and appreciation on one another, even in our non-romantic relationships.

Not to mention, it gives me another reason to craft! Check out the Valentines Cards I whipped up for my beloved co-workers this year! If you're new around here you should know it's become a tradition for me to surprise them with my card creations each year on Valentines Day. I think the cards I’ve made this year are my favorite more than ever before! They got everyone laughing and I used my Cricut Machine that I got for my birthday to make them! If you are familiar with my co-workers, the other dancers in Alpha, I wonder if you are able to guess which cards I gave to which?!

- You make me happy when skies are grey, but also when they're not grey and that includes when skies are green, which usually means a tornado is coming and that is usually not something to be happy about! -

To check out the other homemade cards I've made from previous years click here and scroll down!

To order personalized custom cards of your own created by me for any occasion, special event or holiday you can visit my online shop Shoplillyscreations or contact me via email!

~ Happy Valentines  Day! ~

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

How To Improve Your Pirouettes

Hello, my fellow dancers out there! Today, this one is for you! I know I've mentioned numerous times this past year that I've had some exciting helpful content hiding up my sleeves that I've been desiring to share with you; well get excited because today is the day I'm letting the cat out of the bag, and just in time for audition season!

I'm sure you've gathered by now that this post is all about turning, my favorite thing! Take note that the turning tips you will be receiving today are not originally mine nor are any of them going to be directly given by me. I'm providing you with some Youtube clips down below. They are not just any old random clips though, but only the BEST OF THE BEST clips you can find out there right now pertaining to how to improve your pirouettes! 

A couple of years ago when I felt like I was just hitting a wall when it came to improving my pirouettes, I decided to scour the internet, and specifically Youtube since I'm a visual learner, to see what I could find to get better. The random collection of Youtube video clips shared below is the very same random collection of video clips that I came across and watched and learned from to "break through my wall", improve, and perfect my pirouettes. The information shared in the clips below revolutionized my understanding about turning and honestly transformed the way I did them. Nothing I could tell you about turning could be said any better than what's said in these videos. You have to check them all out! 

I'll warn you though so that you will be prepared to catch your jaw when it drops, that you are about to watch and learn from some amazingly outstanding talented people. Enjoy.  

#1. Claudia Dean Coaching 

#2. Chun Wai with Houston Ballet   

#3. Kathryn Morgan  

#4. Fouettes with Claudia Dean  

Lastly, this article written by David King from also offers some great insight to help you accomplish all your turning goals.

Okay. Well, the secrets are out! Everybody is different. I hope you can find something that works well for you! My contribution of advice is to never be afraid of failing, but to just go for it! You will surprise yourself with what ya got! Let me know how things go for you and share your accomplishments in the comment section down below!
Happy Turning! 
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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Wonderful Weekend Whatevers!

Hello Friends! We made it to the weekend, yay! I hope you've been having a good one. It has been cold here in Jackson. I've enjoyed spending most of the weekend indoors sitting in front of the space heater in my cozy bedroom. This weekend has been a great balance between getting stuff done and relaxing. Those are my favorite kinds! Now for the wonderful weekend whatevers you have been waiting for...

1. I've developed an obsession with this game...

2. Speaking of phone apps, this week one of my housemates introduced me to that fact that one of my favorite ministries, The Voice of the Martyrs, has a phone app in which they provide daily prayer requests featuring a different nation each day! Prayer warriors check this one out!

3.  Today was Day 50, the last day of the book of Jeremiah bible study, through Proverbs 31 Ministries' First Five App - a great app I highly recommend! I think I'm going to do a study of the book of Romans next!
4. All my single ladies, if you have 30 mins on your hands, you're going to want to watch this entertaining message. It will get you. 😃 If you watch it, leave a comment down below to let us know what you thought of it! 
5. I am on the hunt for some cute pajamas. Any recommendations on where I could find some cute classy ones? It would be so fantastic If I could make my own like these! 😍

6. If your looking for some new edifying online material to read -the blog of a friend of mine. 

7. I attempted making this "Easy Lemon Herb Roasted Potato" recipe this weekend. Mine ended up mashed. 😩 Cooking is not my strength. They still tasted good so I wouldn't consider it a complete pinterest fail... 😅

8. I am probably the last person on the world wide web to realize that you can now "organize" you pins on pinterest, and I am just addicted to doing so! Whoever came up with that concept is brilliant. It is about time we've been given the capability to clean up our pinterest boards... and I just LOVE organizing- anything!

9. My housemates and I had fun doing this Big Five Personality Trait Test.

10. Can't get enough of this soundtrack.

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Have yourself a great week!
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