Thunder Only Happens When it's Raning: Day 28

A picture of something you're afraid of
So I thought this picture was really neat, and you can see a bit of lightning in the background. When I was little I was watching the Lion King with my sister and my "brother" and lightning hit a tree a couple of blocks away and hit a house. It also cut the power, seriously scared the shit out of me. Ever since then hearing thunder makes me uneasy. Growing up in an old house it would rattle the windows. It just sounds all bad. Lets just say when a thunder storm is happening, Im probably in bed, scared shitless. 

Get Low: Day 27

A picture of you and a family member
This is my sister Felisha. Felisha, Felisha, Felisha. hmmmm I could say many thing about my sister, but I will keep this one short and sweet. I'm very grateful that growing up we got along, for the most part. We had occasional fights about wearing each others clothing, but that's about it. When she went away to college we became a bit closer, and apparently I got "cooler". I'm very proud of her for what she has accomplished. Getting her BS in Biology by the time she was 21 and now working in a lab. I know someday she'll change the world, in some way. She's also taught me many important life lessons and I know she's always watching out for me. She's also helping me train for Vegas, thank god. wub you sister!

All My Loving: Day 26

A picture of something that means a lot to you
First off, I am way behind on blogs again, lame I know. I have been way to consumed with my life lately to take some time, sit relax, and write. Soooooo I'm taking the time now. 
So this is Oscar and Roxie. I grew up with dogs, dachshunds in particular. Willey, Murphy, and Kanada have all been a special part of my life as well. There's nothing like the welcome a dog gives you when you arrive home from a long days work. I love these dogs more than I can explain :) and I miss them terribly everyday. 


American Idiot: Day 24

A picture of something you wish you could change
I wish I could change stupid people.
"The U.S. House of Representatives has just voted to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care."
I really feel this is a step backwards. I don't like to get political but really? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU THINKING. It's annoying to me that people want to teach abstinence, pro life, and things like that and expect teen pregnancy and STDs at a low rate. You can't have it all! It's great to have your own opinion on the subject, but that doesn't mean everyone should live that way. If safe sex was taught in schools, and birth control and condoms were available to teens and young adults, teen pregnancy, STDs and abortion rates would be much lower. Europe knows whats up! Sex sells in America, just not safe sex. Which is sad. I'm not saying that if we changed our views on sex, things would be fine and dandy, I'm just saying it would be a step in the right direction. 
If the government cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood just imagine how life would be. Terrible. This is possibly one of the worst fucking ideas America has had. 
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Us and Them: Day 23

A picture of your favorite book
This is one of my absolute favorite books. Since all of you know how I love Harry Potter, I thought I would share one of my other favorites. I first read this book when I was a freshman. Having to read many books for my AP classes I was so glad we had to read this book. It stood out from all the other books and I just kept coming back to it.  

Any Colour You Like: Day 22

A picture of something you wish you were better at
Makeup. Now don't me wrong, I know the basics of makeup, and I can pull it off when I need to, but I don't have fantastically awesome skills like some of my coworkers do. I've done weddings and I've mastered makeup for my own face but I would love to learn more, because I know there is much much more to learn. Even things like special effects makeup and how to cover up tattoos. I'm hoping to get more training in this soon.  


That's Life: Day 21

A picture of something you wish you could forget
Car Crash. I wish I could forget the sound of metal crashing into metal. It's weird because everything seems to be moving in slow motion, yet it's over so so quickly. I was in two car accidents within 5 months, within a mile from my house. My car was totaled in one and I was injured in both. I'm just thankful that I'm safe and okay today, they could have been a lot worse.   
There's a lot of other things I wish I could forget... but I don't think the world wide web is an appropriate place to "share my feelings" I believe as long as we take away from our experiences and learn, that's the most important thing.   

Right as Rain: Day 16

A picture of  a person who inspires you
First off, I am WAY behind on my blog posts. I've been super sick and recently went on vacation and was not able to take my laptop with me. So I'm catching up since I got off work early today :)
When trying to figure out who inspires me, I had to think really hard on this one. I have many people in my life that I love and adore and have influenced me in great ways. This blog is about my good friend Susan. She mentored me after I graduated cosmetology school and taught me many of the things I know today. And to this day she has given me the best haircuts of my life. Just talking to her I love to absorb her knowledge. She knows so much and is so intelligent, I love to pick her brain. She is always patient with me and gives me the best advice when I need it. I'm lame and don't have a picture with her either, but I love this haircut she has :) I wish her the best in her career and her life ahead of her. Love you!

Voulez Vous Couchez Avec Moi ce Soir: Day 20

A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel

Paris... I've always wanted to travel many places, but Paris has always stood out as one of those places I must make it to. Recently I have had an interest in speaking french as well. My awesome friend and I wanted to learn a language together and we decided to choose french. That way we could talk shit without other people knowing, oh yeah, and so we could go to France. That too. I can't wait to see what that city has to offer. 

Nobody Girl: Day 19

A picture of a letter
My name is Kendra... I've always liked my name and the letter K. This one seemed to catch my eye ;) 

I've Got a Feeling: Day 17

A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently

"Thank you for calling Ulta, your beauty destination, this is Kendra, how may I help you" 
Never did I think my cosmetology license could turn into a career. And never did I think success and appreciation would feel so good. I guess that's why you never say never :) I started working for Ulta in July 2010 and ever since then my business has been growing. I love the staff I work with, never have I worked in such a positive work environment. I also work with a very talented staff, I can actually say I love my job. I can't wait to see what the future holds! 

Hellogoodbye: Day 18

A picture of your biggest insecurity
Now this isn't a blog about dating. That's definitely not on my list of insecurities, it's the last thing on my list of things to do. This is about awkward conversation. Awkward conversation? As a cosmetologist I should be a people person right? Right! I find that in my job I can talk to anyone but outside of work, I have trouble functioning. Weird... I have no game. I'm incredibly shy. It's something I'm trying to work on, we'll see how that goes...


But the Sun is Eclipsed by the Moon: Day 15

A picture of something you'd like to do before you die

My awesome friend who I steal everything from showed this to me the other day. I actually hate running, it's never really been my thing, but I would love to do a marathon before I die.  I feel that since I hate running, it would be an even bigger challenge for me. Particularly in the next year or two. This one is held in Australia and you run it while the eclipse is happening. Wouldn't that be awesome? uh yeah! Hopefully I can accomplish this goal and start my training!


The Heart of Life: Day 14

A picture of a person you couldn't picture your life without

It couldn't be just one person, the people I couldn't imagine my life without would be my family, in particular my mom and dad (Felisha I have another blog for you)We didn't always get along when I was growing up, but a lot of that has changed. Looking back, I know all they wanted was the best for me, even though I probably didn't believe them at the time. It's crazy how time changes your perspective. They've given me everything and taught me so much. I'm proud of them for what they have accomplished and having been married 27 years in September. I'm not that great at expressing my feelings, but mom and dad, I love you with all my heart and I thank you for everything you've given me. I turned out okay and I am the strong person and successful person because you pushed me to be the best. You pushed me when I needed to be pushed, even if I didn't want to be. You believed in me and gave me everything, I love you both, with all my heart. 


Ramble On: Day 13

A picture of your favorite band/artist

"Then it was, then again it will be, although the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea"
Led Zeppelin. What a band. The lyrics are amazing and tell a story or relay a message. It's so raw in a good way. Some of my favorite songs are 10 Years Gone, Ramble On, That's The Way, and When the Levee Breaks. I even have a Zeppelin tattoo :) There is a song for every mood I'm in. Even though it's classic rock and there will probably be no more albums from them, it still never gets old to me. I love it.
Since I'm completely crazy about music I'm going to list a couple other bands/artists: Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Jenny Lewis, and many many more. 


Tiny Dancer: Day 12

A picture of something you absolutely love

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." - Martha Graham
I absolutly love dance. It was a part of my world for 15 years, and an amazing 15 years it was. I did everything from tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, hip hop, and everything else in between. I really do miss it, but if your lucky you'll catch me busting a move every once in a while ;)

Dance gives me an even greater feeling than music. Music gives you this great indescribable feeling, and dance is a way to express that. It's creative, and so so beautiful. Out of everything I miss from my youth, it's dance. Hopefully one day I can find my way back to it.


Cruel to be Kind: Day 11

A picture of something you absolutely hate

"I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all."

I totally failed with a picture on this one. I couldn't really think of something I really hate, and if I do I'll edit later. So here's a nice little quote from an awesome movie. Did I mention I was into quotes...?

Shooting Star: Day 10

A picture of the person you do the most fucked up things with

"I can't even find my fucking jeep"
This is my friend Tim. We've been friends since high school, and have been through many ups and downs, but in the end we've always remained friends. He's got the cutest girlfriend now, and I wish him the best :)

This picture was taken at the lake for his birthday. He "lost" his jeep and thought straight jack had "to much coke" in it. I guess i shouldn't share more, the most fucked up things you do probably shouldn't be posted on the internet ;)

"Bitches be crazy!" 


California Knows How to Party: Day 9

A picture of a person who has gotten you through the most


I'm so lame I don't even have a picture of Jen and me. But, I did do her hair before she took this so I'm in it in spirit...? lol...

Jen and I met in 2009 when we started working together (sunday funday! & taco bell tuesday). Since then she has been there through all my trials and tribulations. If we aren't going through the same thing together, she's been through it before. She always knows what to say and listens without judging. 

We always have a good time together :) lot's of laughs. I feel so blessed to have her. Whether we go for drinks or go antique shopping I love having her in my life.

Miss you friend! 

she also "gets me paid and laid" just call her my new marketing manager. 

Imma Be: Day 8

A picture that makes you laugh every time you look at it

This is my love Ellen. We always have crazy fun together :) I miss her more than words can describe and love the time I get with her. 
This picture was taken on the 4th of July, we were drunk, and had a camera. Nuff said.


Sing a Song for Them: Day 7

A picture of your most treasured possession

Music isn't something I can take a picture of and show you, especially since all my CDs are at my parents house and most of it is now computerized, but I felt this picture represented it well. I have grown up listening to all different types of music. It reminds me of good times, bad times, different people, different places. I can walk to school with my iPod or lay in bed with it and bask in the feeling that music gives me. It's really something indescribable to me. I have had many people in my life that have influenced my taste and introduced me to many great new things. My music is way to loud in my car and i love to sing and dance around my house when I'm home alone.

Since I did dance for so long music became a big part of my life. Without one there isn't the other. I love hearing new things, but I love the feeling even more when I hear a song and am reminded of a awesome memory :)

currently listening to: Silver Lining - Rilo Kiley


Aint No Rest For The Wicked: Day 6

A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for the day

Tabatha Coffey
Its not so much that I want to switch places with her, I just want to spend a day with her. I love education and I would love to pick her brain. There's so much information in her head, that I would love to know. 
She's a bad ass woman and takes shit from no one. Awesome.


A Kiss Before I Go: Day 5

A picture of an old memory

Toby Tucker. My Toby. Oh how I miss this dog with all my heart. I can only hope that one day we will be reunited, and that he remembers me. This is one of those rare moments that you can catch in a photograph. It's one of my favorite memories, I smile every time I look at this picture.