March 10, 2016

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Photographer: Joel Hawkins

Love this photo!! Keep dreaming and today is my mommy’s birthday so if you could send her your birthday wishes please, it would mean a lot to me!!march is a fantastic month don’t you agree?!!:)

:)Find him on Facebook and instagram as @coloradoballerinas

March 9, 2016

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Photographer: Katherine Marie

She is amazing!  She makes the photos come to life in a whimsical way!  Magic!!

~you can find some of her work on Instagram @katherinemariephoto and facebook Katherine Marie Photography

Dancer: Me, Kira:)

November 29, 2016

Scripture is like a lion.  Who ever heard of defending a lion?  Just turn it loose and it will defend itself!

~Charles Spurgeon

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You must let your self take in all that the world has to offer before you pick and choose what you want and have hope in God that everything that is meant to be will be and everything that is not will be overcome by the light that was already within you!

I want to share with you something that is so special to me, an artist who is very special to me!  Charles Spurgeon is his name and you can read some of his work  a little bit more about who he was and what he did:  http://www.romans45.org/spurgeon/spwrtngs.htmI

I absolutely love this quote pictured above and I have put a few other words above the picture about lions quoted by Charles Spurgeon as well!

Feel¬† free to read in to as much as possible and don’t forget to be open to as much¬†information and scripture¬†as you can get your hands on!! It is good for the mind soul and body to take time to rest and read!!;) ūüôā

xoxo,

Kira ūüėČ

 

 

November 28, 2016

Be Bright!!;)

~Be strong soldier and do not flee from yours fears.  Be like a lion and run free.  And attack!!

~Be beautiful in the most true way and that way is to be yourself!!!! ūüėČ

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Photographer: Katherine Marie ( Check her work out it is beautiful and she is so lovely!! Instagram : @KatherineMariePhoto )

Dancer: Me, Kira ūüôā

MY POINTE SHOE ESSENTIALS

Today I am going to be sharing with you all some of my necessities I use for ballet/pointe!¬†¬†Also, you can follow along with some of my tips and tricks.¬† If some of you are not dancers, still feel free to read¬†and see what a day in the life a dancer’s ¬†feet is really like!

POINTE

I wear my pointe shoes about every day for at least 3 hours.¬† I am training at a local ballet school at the moment. ¬†I wear Gaynor Mindens.¬† For those who might not know what these are; Gaynor’s are a newer type of pointe shoe that are¬†made entirely out of plastic and foam, rather than the traditional pointe shoe.¬† Typically, most pointe shoes are made out of a paper mache, but Gaynor Mindens kind of changed that idea so that the shoe itself could last longer!¬† I do like them a lot, especially since Gaynor Minden has helped me create the my perfect shoe!! ¬†I absolutely love that the shoe itself is quiet and most of all lasts a whole lot longer. ¬†And they are so pretty, each time I sew a new pair of pointe shoes I feel like a princess!! ¬†I feel like most ballerinas spend there whole career looking for the perfect shoe, almost like princesses in the¬†fairy-tales!¬† The picture above is me wearing my Gaynor Mindens.¬† I really do like how they immediately shape to my foot and I can warm-up/roll through my feet nicely at barre while wearing them!¬† I have also tried Freed’s by Freed of London.¬† I loved the shape of the shoes, but they died after a day of rehearsals and I have not had the time to find another shoe just yet.¬† So, I am sticking with Gaynor’s forever and always!! Let me know what shoes you might wear and what your thoughts are!

I will show you a bit of what I wear on my toes!


Here are all the bandages and necessities I use. In the red pouch I have my Despicable Me, Minion Band-Aid and athletic tape! ;) I also use toe pads, which just give my toes an extra padding in the pointe shoe. Then, I have toe spacers, which I make myself using; padded foam moleskin, you can get this at Walgreens. Toe spacers are basically like adding another toe in between your big and second toe! Lastly, I use toe caps. These are great if you get splits on your big toe, like me!
Here are all the bandages and necessities I use. In the red pouch I have my Despicable Me, Minion Band-Aids and athletic tape! ūüėČ I also use toe pads, which just give my toes an extra padding in the pointe shoe. Then, I have toe spacers, which I make myself using; padded foam moleskin, you can get this at Walgreens. Toe spacers are basically like adding another toe in between your big and second toe! Lastly, I use toe caps. These are great if you get splits on your big toe, like me! Pretty much everything a football player uses, only difference is that it is all for the toes! ūüėČ

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I have found that warming my feet up specifically before class always helps and it is a lot healthier for your body, even if it is simple!¬† It’s the little things that lead to great things!¬† I have a set routine that I do everyday before class:

20 rises onto demi-pointe

10 reps of windshield wipers with a thera-band

20 reps of pointing and flexing my feet with a thera-band

25 reps of caterpillars (for the arches)

Foot stretch

Achilles tendon stretch on half of foam log


Here is a video for a better look, I have listed everything above in order of the video:

 

A LITTLE THOUGHT

Hello everyone!  Today was a pretty great day, but I would like to share with you a little snippet from yesterday, Sunday.  So Sunday is always a nice day, and this Sunday was very special to me.  I woke up in the morning to go to church with my grandparents and my mother.  I always love spending time with my grandparents, because I did not get to see them very much until they moved out here closer to us.  Tomorrow, Tuesday, they will be leaving for Florida.  Since the weather is getting colder, they like to be in warmer climate, but just until it warms up.  Back to what happened on Sunday.  We arrived at church and started singing, all of a sudden the lights went out when we sung the word, darkness.  This was rather strange, but we soon found out that all the power went out due to a fire close by.  Even without lights, we kept singing!  This made me think,  no matter what, you are still able to see light in darkness!  This goes for us in the real world, as well.  No matter the chaos the world may bring, your flame will never burn out!  I wanted to share a quote my grandma gave me on a little sheet of paper before she left:

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a¬†mystery, and today is a gift; that’s why they call it the present.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

No matter where you are in life, you should never look back and never worry about tomorrow!  Life is always best when you live in the moment.  Life is about moments.  Do not let your flame burn out because of what happened in the past or because you are worried about the future!  Just burn bright in the moments you are given!

~XOXO,

Kira

AUTUMN

Autumn, the year’s last loveliest smile!

Hello everyone!

I am so excited to share a few things that I love about autumn that I am looking forward to:

Pumpkins

Colorful leaves

Candles

Sweaters

Hearing Christmas songs on the radio

Wearing my vintage boots

Cuddling with my kitty cats

Let me know what you are looking forward to this autumn and what you thoughts are about the season!

~XOXO,

Kira


Kitty Cat Paws