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Baby Hankins 7m

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Balest 7m_196 copyI do want to squeeze him. Don’t you? Baby Hankins is growing up! Click here to see how much he has changed from his newborn pictures! (more…)

Spring Limited Edition Announced!

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Please join us here in Nashville for some little birdie fun on April 20! Share with your friends who have little ones! Only $49 for the session with packages starting at $199! That’s 50% off regular pricing! {This session is recommended for babies ages 6 months to 18 months}

“Like” Priddysweet . Portraiture . on Facebook scroll down, find and “share” this post for a chance to win a FREE spot on us! Make sure to comment below the image or send me a message telling me you shared so you will be entered! :) Good luck!

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Make your appointment today! email: info@priddysweet.com or click here

Love with Actions Charity Event

Monday, February 18th, 2013

It is my honor and pleasure to support such an great cause as this. I’m here to announce our very first “event” and its taking place at our itty bitty temporary studio space here in East Nashville. On March 9, 2013, we will be doing a day of photoshoots— from 9am to 3pm (or later if we fill it up) with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Thisbe & Noah Scott Foundation. We’re doing 15 minute sessions with a suggested donation of $25. As my thank you to you, we will include (1) complimentary 4×6 (to be chosen via online proofing) and if you want more—each additional $10 you donate to the foundation, Priddysweet will gift you another (1) 4×6 print! I don’t have to tell you that this is a steal you guys, so eat it up and support a great cause!!! Other print sizes will be available at a 20% discount as well.

The Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation, Inc. (TNSF) was created by Laurian and John Scott after they lost their 2 young children, Thisbe and Noah, to a neuromuscular disease called BVVL. The mission of TNSF is to promote research, awareness and support for families affected by pediatric neuromuscular diseases.

Neuromuscular diseases are a group of diseases that impair the peripheral nervous system (i.e., muscles and nerves), which means the brain can no longer tell the body to move. As a result, all muscles in the body — arms, legs, fingers, eyelids, muscles used for breathing, swallowing and eating — atrophy or die. Examples of neuromuscular diseases include muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

In just a few short years, TNSF has made amazing strides in their fight to eliminate these cruel diseases. Please visit their website at www.thisbeandnoah.org to learn more.

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Please consider and SHARE with your friends!! Its going to be fun, portraits are GREAT gifts for EASTER (you know Grandma will approve!!) and is all for a great cause.

Ready to sign up??! Have questions?? CLICK HERE! and fill out the contact form putting TNSF in the description! OR email: info@priddysweet.com with TNSF in the subject line and we’ll get you signed up!

Hope to see you all in a few weeks!!

Elizabeth

A bit overwhelmed is nothing new

Monday, February 4th, 2013

You guys didn’t know this but apparently I traded in my “stay at home mom/ business owner” job to drive a big yellow bus. (Ok, it’s not yellow. But it should be). Introducing Elizabeth Priddy, Taxi-mom of the century.

Am I cut out for this? Hardly. In fact, I often wonder how in the world I let myself get to this place. I have the misfortune of being one who is easily overwhelmed (can thank ADHD for that) and while I’m usually able to manage alright, lately with the pending household move, I’ve let more of my spinning plates fall to the ground.

This blog is one of them.
(Writing my childrens’ “thank you notes” from their December birthday party is another)

I actually LOVE to write out all my thoughts and share them with the world, I just don’t feel like there is any time to do it. Am I alone here? I thought as my children got older they’d naturally be more independent and I’d have more time, right? WRONG.

Its a whirlwind.

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What I’m taking as my “take home nugget” of life here is that all those wiser ladies are right (you know exactly who I’m talking about too):: We will never have “enough time.” We will never have “enough energy/motivation.” We will never be as impeccably organized as Martha Stewart leads us to believe she is (well, not until we have that level of hired help, I’m sure)! We’re all just doing our best here…putting one foot in front of the other… sometimes tears streaming before we even leave the house, sometimes the tears being our own. God doesn’t tell us it will be easy. I understand that. (Some days I even respect it). On days when I’m weary of breaking up the fights in the back seat, making a second sandwich because the dog ate it, stressing about the finances of building new and living at home, worrying I’m not “contributing enough” (will I ever be enough?), and WHY is my heart flip flopping out of my chest?…I stop and take a deep breath. At the end of the day, it is all going to be ok. It is.

And I cling to the notion in my heart that we won’t be given more than we can handle. But sometimes I wonder, isn’t it completely necessary for God to give us more than we can handle? Lest I think I really CAN do this myself?

So, (deep sigh)

Gift #1418: taxi-mom status, #1419 feeling overwhelmed… #1421: being reminded that I “cannot.”

Lord, thank you for reminding us that we “cannot” when we think we’ve got it all together.

Valentines Day limited edition session! :)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Now is the time, y’all! Make your appointments for the CUTEST valentines to share!!! Think this is a great idea? Tell your friends by “Sharing” below! Can’t wait to capture your cupids! xoxo

LOVE letters Limited edition Valentines session, Priddysweet Portraiture 2013

The best app for Moms of preschoolers and up

Friday, January 18th, 2013

I was on pinterest the other day just doing my usual perusing and came across a pin that I MUST share with everyone if you haven’t done it yet!!

Raise your hand (or thumb) if you have a child of school or preschool age. Ok now raise your hand if you have a bunch of kid art in piles on various surfaces in your house…(go ahead, don’t be shy). Well, I DO!! When I was in Kindergarten, I specifically remember a time when I saw my art folder reducing in size. It absolutely broke my heart when my mom said “we can’t keep every single piece of art you bring home from school.” I could not for the life of me understand why!? But now, as a mother of two toddlers, I see the issue. Fortunately, new technologies give us easy and convenient ways around this.

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“ARTKIVE” is an app you can download (its $2.99 and worth every penny!) that solves this problem! Take a picture of the art with your phone as it comes in. Artkive dates the image (you can change this if you are like me and have piles of old art work), allows you to choose which child made it, what grade they are in (includes preschool years in a drop down menu) and then saves the photo to a folder. When you have captured all you can possibly capture you push print and it PRINTS it in a BOOK (at a very reasonable price calculated per page) for you to keep! No more piles of art work and still a way to treasure your children’s artistic beginnings. :)

Seriously. GO. Download it now. You can thank me later. (Whoever developed the app, you’re awesome!!)

Share with your friends!! Tell the world!!

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