Monday, December 15, 2014

I can do it! (I hope...)


Oh my. Blaahhhhh!! Let me explain to you why my blogging has disappeared- biology exams, puking, Christmas shopping, dance. Plus, yours truly is getting her wisdom teeth out on Friday. Yup. All four of them. So I need to get all my Christmas projects done before then. Plus I really need to get my butt in gear for my science fair project.

   Any words of advice as far as wisdom teeth go?

But do not fear friends- I have lots of ideas planned for the blog, and I am so excited to get writing!

Q: What have you been up too in these past few weeks?

 -Elissa 





Monday, December 8, 2014

bloglovin

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  Hey friends! You can now follow me with bloglovin. I am new to the whole thing, and I am so excited to look around!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

takin a sick day

Well. Yesterday was when I was going to post my 52 Weeks of Ballet post, but it was my birthday, so things got a little crazy. And then, last night I was up for two/three hours throwing up. Not fun.
It seriously took me a hour in the bathroom this morning because I have no energy.


  That being said, I have absolutely no energy to take pictures and give you a make-up tutorial. Sorry guys. So I sit here in front of my computer screen, yoga pants, tea and all. Blhh.


 So yep. This is my incredibly cheerful Saturday morning post. I hope your Saturday started out better then mine!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Because we all love the dentist.....

So here I am, against my wishes, sitting in a pink room with florescent lights. The books to scare children into brushing and flossing are on my right, and the dental tools are on my left.
The dental assistant comes in to plop me back. She pulls out a pair of incredibly ugly sunglasses that don't fit at all, hands them to me and pulls the light down by my mouth.


  "Open up," she says as she clamps my mouth open with those scissor-like-things, until my jaw is about to crack.


  "So, what grade are you in school?" "unth"
"What?"  "Unth!"
"Please try to keep your tongue still."
"So, do you have any hobbies outside of school?"
"allet"
"Hmmm?"
"Allet"
"Honey, I really need you to keep your mouth still."
"Uph"


*Places arm over my face to get a better look inside my mouth*
"Please try to breathe through your nose, and not your mouth."
"Umhm"
breathe through your nose Elissa. In. Out. In. Out....wait, am I breathing through my mouth or my nose? Uh-oh.
"Sweetie, try to breath through your nose, okay? Thanks."
"Aw hn eth am I uspt to uth ohh uy ose?"
"What?"
"Umm. Uver ind."


"Honey, remember to not breathe through your nose."


And that's how the dentist went.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Week four- Nutcracker survival guide


  A few tips to survive Nutcracker!


  • To keep the tule from getting stuck in your legs- spray hairspray all over your tights and inner thighs. It works! 
  • Keep small bags of snacks in your dance bag. Almonds, trail mix, peanut butter pretzels, humus and veggies, or cheese and crackers. It's easy to be discrete about grabbing a handful of almonds to keep your energy up
  • Bring at least two water bottles
  • Extras all around! Tights, bobby pins, hair spray,  pointe shoes, flat shoes, ect. You never know when your tights will snag........
  • Nail polish to stop the run you just got in your tights
  • Music to warm yourself up
  • Warm up clothing- zip up sweat shirt, pangs, leg warmers, ect.
  • Clothes for after the show
  • A quick change chart, if you have more then one dance
And there you are! Happy Nutcracker!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

beautiful girl


one day follows another
it is inevitable, unchanging
a steady constant present
this I cannot deny
then there is your beauty
glowing and growing
there you are each day
more beautiful than ever
the softness of your skin
a canvas to embrace
to look upon in quiet wonder
this is also inevitable
you are as you will always be
a joy to look upon
a girl of great beaut
y
-Unknown

Monday, November 24, 2014

Week three


~This weeks topic: How to do a French Twist~

Materails Needed: Lots of bobby pins, hair pins (optional), water, and a hair brush


STEP 1: Brush hair until all tangles are out. If your hair is supper straight or freshly washed, spray some water and/or hairspray

STEP 2: Gather hair into a low pony tail at the nape of your neck. If you want a higher twist, gather hair a little further up on you head.

STEP 3: Pulling straight down, twist hair into a strand of twisted hair

STEP 4: Take hair and pull it straight up on your head. You could have to go over this a few times.
STEP 5: Tuck in the ends, and use bobby pins and hair pins to get hair into place. You want to make sure it is secure!!
  A few good videos-
          

And there you have it!

Question: How do you usually wear your hair for ballet class? What topics are you looking forward to