Wednesday, December 07, 2011

? Do You Live in the DFW AREA ?

If so I would LOVE for you to join me at a DACEATON class tonight……yes tonight 12/7 at  the 24 Hour Fitness in Murphy, TX

Class is from 6:30-7:30!

229 East FM 544 Murphy, TX 75094
(972) 244-6995

It’s FREE to all even if you don’t have a
24 Hour Fitness membership!

If you’ve been following along for awhile you know just how much I love my DANCEATON class. It has been life changing for me. I’ve lost close to 40lbs, built some great friendships, and have been able to do something I used to be extremely passionate about……DANCE! If you like to get your groove on I promise you will love this class!

There will be a live DJ, door prizes, and great music! No dance background required! All you need is to be ready to burn calories and have a good time!

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Don’t wait until January to start your weight loss journey! Start NOW….as in tonight!

Call a sitter, leave the kiddos at home with your husband, get your friends and family to come with you, leave work early, pack your gym clothes and change at the gym. Whatever you need to do to be there…….DO IT! I promise it will be worth it! You’ll burn calories and have a BLAST! PS….the gym has childcare!

Disclaimer: Y’all know I don’t typically do giveaways, place adds on my blog, or promote products. I don’t want my blog turned into a billboard but THIS is something I believe in. Something that’s had VERY positive influence on my life! I believe it can do the same for you!

Come and say hi if you make it out I would LOVE to meet you!

If you want more info or have any questions feel free to shoot me an e-mail. domesticprincessintraining@gmail.com


Did you miss my last post about DANCEATON if so click -----> How I Like to Burn Calories

And just to further show you how much fun this class is here a few clips of all the DANCEATON rockstars in action!

 

 

 

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Friday, December 02, 2011

A Date Under the Stars

 

Okay not under the starts but more next to them and uhhhh maybe I should say Christmas lights instead of stars but you get the jist.

I’ve been short on time lately. In fact I’m up at typing this at 4am on a Sunday morning and will soon be starting my workday. I’m a morning person though so it’s allllll good!

Work has been ca-ca-crazy but crazy good, not crazy bad. I LOVE it but it sure is time consuming during the high seasons (spring and fall).

Since I pretty much live in my office unless I’m out shooting or at the gym hubby time has become nonexistent.

Sooooo we planned a PJ date night! He cooked the meal and I set the mood!

I had some Christmas lights up from a photo shoot I did a few weeks back. I thought they were the perfect backdrop for our little impromptu PJ date night.

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We had the BEST time! After dinner we moved the “table” out of the way and just cuddled, chit-chatted, and laughed for hours. No need to spend a fortune to create a romantic experience. We didn’t spend a dime and we both had a blast just enjoying each other’s company….and the pretty starts….uh I mean Christmas lights.

Monday, November 28, 2011

!Cyber Monday Deals!

 

Have you liked Domestic Princess in Training’s fan page? If not you’re missing out! I’m always posting great deals I come across, interesting articles, random phone pictures and have even done a Thrift Store fashion show in the past.

Throughout the day I’ll be sharing Cyber Monday steals I come across. Be sure to click LIKE so you can follow along!

You can find my fan page by clicking HERE

I LOVE CYBER MONDAY!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Huie’s 2011 Newsletter

 

The Huie’s 2011 Newsletter is coming soon! This is a place holder for now.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Halloween Tradition

 

Well not really sure if we can call it a tradition BUT it’s something we’ve done for two years in a row! It’s getting close to becoming a tradition I guess.

For the last  two years my neighbor and close friend (I know, how lucky am I) sit in my front yard and pass out candy together. We chat, laugh, and oh and aw over all the little cuties. Although this year we had lots of older kids  (teenagers) sans costumes.

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Kent I laid down a ground rule for our future children. We’re cool with them trick-or-treating as long as they want but they must ALWAYS wear a costume or we won’t let them go. It sounds mean but I think that’s the price you pay as a trick or treater. You get free candy and in return the passer-outer (do you like that) gets to see you dressed up! It’s only fair! 

 

 

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Ninja even got in on the action. He was a bubble bee and a mighty cute one at that!

 

 

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Oh Mrs. Marsh May (that’s my nick name for her). She calls me Kendra Lou.
I just love this girl to pieces! She is such a special friend. I don’t think I could have picked a better neighbor myself. I know I’ve said that a million times but it’s true!  

It was fun dressing up! We felt a little like superstars. We had our pictures taken with random strangers and the kids excited to see the costumes. I guess my costume was a good choice because the elementary kids are learning about Cat and the Hat in school right now. They were all excited to tell me about it. 

 

I think I’m going to be a Disney princess next year!

Ps…..The Cat and the Hat costume was browed from Mrs. Marsha May. It was her Halloween costume when she was in the 7th grade! Isn’t that neat! I wish I would have hung onto some of my old costumes.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Back from Arkansas

I’m bAAAAAck! 
Y’all let me tell you something, the Ozark Mountains are stunning this time of year. No wonder I had such a hard time finding a cute cabin for us to stay in. We ended up staying in Hot Springs and took a day trip to the Ozarks. I am still on could nine thinking about all the beautiful things I saw……bold rich fall colors (the prettiest I’ve ever seen), natural waterfalls, maintains, old rustic bridges, vacant shacks…..the list just goes on and on. I was wishing my niece was with me. We would’ve had tons of backdrop options for her senior pictures. Oh my gosh to be a photographer in Arkansas this time of yea; I can’t even imagine! 

 

I now have trillions of pictures of fall scenery that I have no idea what I’m going to do with.

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I was thinking about maybe making a fall picture calendar or may using the images on notes cards.
I have no idea! I know I’m going to frame a few and hang them in our living room…someday! I’ve been saying I’m going to do gallery way for the longest!

 

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Kent and I pulled out the tripod and took our Christmas card photos. This is our second year doing this as Kent refuses to let me hire a photographer. Let me tell ya it’s not easy! We were able to get a few cutes ones. I will say we did a better job using the tripod this year. Last year was even more of a mess! I think we got maybe 2 good ones last year but we have 6 or so keepers. I’m cool with that!  

 

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I was in need of a new headshot so my sweet hubby took over the camera for a bit. I feel pretty lucky that Kent also knows his way around a camera! I told him what type of pose and shot I was looking for and he took care of the rest.

On a side note I HATE being on the other side of the camera.

I now want some type of chemical peel.

Annnnddd I have one eye that’s bigger than the other when I smile….in some shots (you can see what I’m talking about in the pic on the right). What in the world is up with that? I think that’s a new thing.

 

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Once I have a chance to work through more of our photos I’m going to share more about our trip to fall heaven! We already talking about going back next year!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Something I Thought I MUST Document -Lost CF Card: Part 2

 

I’m always taking random pictures. Pictures that I look back at and think what in the world!

When I saw this on the lost CF card I was confused at 1st……. then it clicked!

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The last episode of the Oprah show!

That’s worthy of documenting, right? That’s me watching it from our living room!

 

If you missed part 1 click HERE

I’ll be back Monday with part 3: From the Garden

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Taking Cover – Lost CF Card Part: 1

I found my missing CF card! I lost hope then BAM out of the blue it appeared. Well it was actually under a stack of papers on my desk. I cleaned my office last week and found it…..WOOOO HOOO!

As soon as I found it in I popped it the computer to see what was on the card and came across some funny pictures I totally forgot about!

Sooooo this leads me to our 3 part series….The Lost CF Card Pictures! Sounds super intriguing huh?

 

Part 1: Taking Cover …….

We live in Texas.

Taking cover during tornado season is just part of our lives!
Some if us (KENT) are more fearful of tornadoes than others. Kent worries enough for the both of us when it comes to storms! He doesn’t even want me parking the car anywhere near our fence in fear that our fence will blow over and hit our car during a rain storm.

Yes I said rain storm. He’s not only concerned about tornadoes. It’s pretty much all storms in general.

I take more of a lackadaisy approach to the whole thing. Why worry? I’ll let my sweet hubby take care of that!

 

So here we are, taking cover again. 
Kent said this was going to be it! 
This ONE was for real.  

I’m not going to lie I kind of fell for it this time. I even grabbed my must have itmes.

 

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Our “safe place” is in our1/2 bathroom. It’s teeny tiny and has VERY bad lighting so let me apologize for that in advance!

Water bottle
Radio
Pop light, you know in case the flash light runs out
Water bottle

 

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Bringing your husband when you take cover is very important!
Kent thought the rain boots were a joke. I told him he would be jealous if we had a flood and my feet were nice and dry.

 

 

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My purse was full of snacks and makeup!

 

 

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Ninja always takes cover with us! I usually just hold him but since this was for REALLLL I thought I should bring his little travel cage and some food. Kent said Ninja could just eat some of our snacks if need be BUT bunnies have very sensitive systems so I chose to pack a bag of bunny food and hay!

Awww isn’t he just the cutest thing!

 

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Abby took cover as well. Can you tell who she’s taking cover behind? If you’ve been following along for awhile I’m sure you can take a good guess! 

 

What does one do when they take cover?

 

 

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Play on your phone………

 

 

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and take silly pictures of each other!
I guess I didn’t think it was important to put on makeup on before we hid from the big bad storm.

 

The storm passed and no tornado!
I love Kent so I’ll let him keep his role of resident weatherman even though he can be a little dramatic sometimes!

Question for you!
What are your MUST HAVE items that you would
pack if you had to take cover?
 
Leave your answer in your comment or stop by my facebook fan page and leave a comment. I would love to know what your must have items are!

 

 

*****
Lost CF Card Pics: Part 2 
Coming up tomorrow  
“A Moment in Time that I Guess was Something I Thought Should be Documented”

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Gussied up Notebook and Calendar

I picked up these notebooks from Goodwill for $.25 cents a pop and the mini calendar from Hobby Lobby for $1.00.

Yes I prefer to keep up with important dates the old fashion way……pen and paper!

Since I’ll be using these items in for work I wanted them to match my branding so I gave them a little love using things I already had on hand.

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I picked out coordinating scrapbook paper pulled out the trusty Mod Podge and went to town! 

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Tip: When I’m using Mod Podge I always get out my rolling pin. In fact I use my rolling pin (which I bought at Goodwill by the way) more for crafting than baking. Use the rolling pin to roll out any air bubbles that may be trapped under the paper. This will help with wrinkling!  They make a mini version of this just for scrapbooking but why buy that when I already have this honker!

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And there ya have it! Simple, easy, and cute!

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I added a couple die cut Ks….well because my name is Kendra and my business is Kendra Pryor Photography. Makes sense right?

 

This would make a cute gift as well! You could include a matching pen and a pack highlighters!

 

 

Side note:
I’ve found some really cute clothes at Goowill lately!
Later today today (10.21) I’ll be doing a thrift store treasure post via my Domestic Princess in Training’s facebook fan page. Want to see my thrifted threads? Come on I know you do! Well hop in over to my NEW fan page, click LIKE and follow along! 

Click here to find Domestic Princess in Training’s facebook fan page

Thursday, October 20, 2011

When Beauty Stops you in your Tracks

I took this during a walk in the countryside with my mom and my hubby (Kent) last weekend. This sight made my stop in my tracks…..which happens often especially when I have my camera in hand. My walking buddies continued their walk while I got lost in my own little world.

A world that I love.

A world that calms me.

A world that makes me forget about all the craziness going on in my life.

A world that’s just me, my camera, and beauty.

This moment made me think of my favorite quote…….

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“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.”
- Eleanora Duse

I would say my soul is alive and kicking!
What about you?

 

 

 

I’m linking up with Simple as That

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ninja the Bunny is a Model

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I hosted Halloween mini sessions over the weekend and just I couldn’t help myself….

I had to snap a few pictures of little Ninja before I cleaned everything up.

He was soooo stinking good!

He has this whole modeling thing down! I always have a camera jammed in his face which I guess is paying off because he just sat there and let me snap away. I even put him in his Halloween costume for a few pics.

YES, I got him a Halloween costume! You can laugh all you want but wait until you see how cute he looks, then you’ll want to apologize!

 

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Another one of Ninja’s modeling pictures.

He’s so fancy!

Poor thing probably hates when I have mini sessions at the house because he knows what’s coming next!

I’m doing Valentines mini sessions towards the end of January. Maybe I’ll dress him up as cupid for those pictures.

I’m  kidding….

or am I?

 

Adventures of Ninja the Bunny on Facebook

Friday, October 07, 2011

Staph is Scary

Last Wednesday Kent and I were heading home from a dinner at a friends house. Our bellies were full and were happy after having a fun night with our buddies.

I got a call from my mom on the way home.

She said that my brother was in the hospital…
had to have emergency surgery…
and the doctors did not think outcome was going to be good.

 

He was being tough and thought he could fight whatever it was that was making him so sick  all on his own…..WRONG!

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His kidneys shut down, his blood pressure was dangerously low,  and his body had gone into septic shock.

If he pulled through they thought he have to be on dialysis….

 

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You see my brother is  a carefree guy. I could tell you “Crazy Brandon Stories” for hours on end.

I refer to him as cat with 9 lives. Although I think he’s surpassed his extra lives by far. 

Due to his carefree mentality he’s been in the hospital, ICU in fact several times.

But this time was different…….

I was scared. It was hard seeing my big strong brother so sick.

 

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He had fallen victim to staph infection, a very, very nasty one at that.

The infection started in is leg.

During his surgery they removed a large amount of flesh and muscle.

The incision is still open, my bro is still in the hospital but out of the ICU, his body is still fighting off the infection.

His doctor told me if he waited any longer to go to the E.R he would of have died. He said he was shocked that he pulled through and only with a few minor issues.

He leg will never look the same.
He will need some rehabilitation.
But he’s able to walk and did not end up needed dialysis.

My bro sure gave us a good scare.

 

Warning the picture under this one is GROSS! Don’t look if you have a queasy stomach.

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This next picture is really gross so I’m going to leave it small so you don’t get too grossed out…..cause I’m nice like that….and your welcome! Winking smile

 

The doctors left his incision open.

They’re still trying to decide how they want to close it up as it’s fairly wide and long.

They have him attached to a wound vac which pretty much suctions out all the grossness from his incision 24/7.

My brother has to carry it around wherever he goes. Not that he’s going far but still….
Isn’t it pretty? BLAH!

 

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He gets better every day! 

He’s coloring is starting to return to his skin and he’s getting his sense of humor back!

Love him to pieces.

He will always be my crazy brother that’s cheated death on more than one occasion.

 

 

 

*NEWS*

I’ve moved our facebook fan page! It’s for the best, I promise! You can find me HERE.

Friday, September 30, 2011

From my Phone

Oh the things I take pictures of with my phone!

Yummy Things I’ve Made:

IMAG0001I’m too lazy to write things down so this is how I “wrote” my grocery list.

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They were a hit! After you make the little sandwiches you dip them in melted chocolate.

 

 

Free Fun:

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Funny things I See:

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Ahahah I almost bought this cake just because it was sooo funny!  I had it in my cart but talked myself out of it.

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Setups for my Little Clients:

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Trying to Perfect the Thumbs Up:

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Yet another example of my ADD.

 

Songs I like:

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                         Again too lazy to write them down. Are you seeing a trend here?

 

 

FALL:

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Things that are Pretty:

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What I’m Reading:

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It’s really good! One of those books that sucks you in! Which is a must for someone with self diagnosed ADD. It MUST suck me in or I’ll never finish it.

 

Good Times:

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Things that are Gross:

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Ninja:

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He’s just sooooo stinking cute!
Look at those big bunny feet. Bunnies are like the puppies that never grow up. They’re cute when they’re babies and just as cute when they get older!

 

 

Haven on earth:

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Eeeekkkkkk! Look at what Kent’s sister brought me all the way from China and this is not everything. I have more coming! It helps to know people who not only live in China (cheap accessory heaven) but also know how to speak Chinese.

 

 

Fancy TP:

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Desperate times call for desperate measures. We were out of TP so I improvised. 

 

 

 

Their Love Affair:

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Her Favorite Blanket:

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Fresh out of the dryer! All she needs is Kent and she’ll be set!

 

 

New Tings:

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The Things I Find:

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I was organizing my candle shelf the other day (yes I have a candle shelf…..don’t hate) and look what I found. I totally forgot I bought these when they went on clearance……score!!!!

 

 

*NEWS*

I’ve moved our facebook fan page! It’s for the best, I promise! You can find me HERE.

The link to the facebook page on my sidebar is not up to date so you’ll want to follow the link above.

If you’re not a fan of DPIT’s fan page you should be ashamed!

We have a lot of fun! I post random phone pictures, some of photography, update on the silliness I’m up to, share links to new DPIT post as well as other post I find interesting, share links to good deals and so on. Come on……join us!

I’ll been hosting a camera strap giveaway over there this week. This will only be for facebook fans so be sure to LIKE Domestic Princess in Training’s fan page so you don’t miss out!

 

I’m linking up with:
Life Rearranged