October 7, 2011

The Weekends Is Here

Yesterday was wonderful. I took my math test, and once that was out of the way, my mom and I went shopping for something to wear to the Keith Urban concert this weekend; we went to Kohl's and Target, then just hung out at home for awhile. Last night, I went to my former Literature teacher's house and for the next several hours, we just talked about life and everything. It was SO good!  :)





Today, I went to my speech class and listened to more speeches. Everyone in our class is so creative, and it has been a blast learning about what is so important to everyone. After class, I went to lunch with my mom and aunt, then we did a little shopping at Target and grabbed fro-yo at Yogurtland. We came home, then it was back off to the car wash...nothing too exciting you know! Now, the rest of the night will be getting ready for the Keith Urban concert tomorrow!! WOO HOO :D



Art festival going on

Christmas cards I liked at Target!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Peace out,
Shelby

October 5, 2011

Fall Festivities/My Afternoon

"Rain Is A Good Thing"
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Lauren Conrad Pumpkin Spice Latte I wanna try! Yummy.

Cozy and ready for a One Tree Hill Marathon :)

Looked through Martha Stewart's October issue..great stuff!!






oh how Halloween has changed since my day

Sweaters!


After I finished the math homework, I decided to change into my PJ's, eat junk food, and watch One Tree Hill, while listening to the rain fall outside...it was perfect. I feel well rested, and ready to finish out the rest of the week! Woo hoo :D Not so looking forward to that math test tomorrow, though. Wish me luck.

Peace out,
Shelby

Urban Outfitters Sending Out the Wrong Message

I was reading Sophia Bush's blog last night, when I saw an old post that caught my eyes. I love that she is such an activist for all kinds of causes, and not only does she believe in these things, she does something about it! She helps out so many people, and I think it's great. Onto the blog... I can't believe Urban Outfitters would have a shirt that encourages something like this. Our media and world is so screwed up as it is with image and what everyone SHOULD look like. They're sending unhealthy ideas out there, and it's wrong. Thought I'd share the post with you.

UO, I have been a supporter of your store for many years, but now I'm through.


Ladies! This is OUTRAGEOUS. I hope none of you will stand for being told such a thing, in such a way. Being healthy, eating right, and staying active is one thing. Being told to starve yourselves by a fashion company? Not cool.

Article from the ClevelandLeader.com.

New Urban Outfitters T-Shirt Promotes Pro-Anorexia Movement


Urban Outfitters does admittedly have at least some pretty cool clothes, but if you're bigger than say a size 8 or are anything more than small-chested, good luck finding anything there to fit. I suppose that could be the message of their latest t-shirt, "Eat Less" and maybe you'll be able to buy/wear our clothes.
Perhaps some of the American population could stand to take the shirt's advice, but for those impressionable teens who shop at Urban Outfitters, it's message is more pro-anorexia than anything, especially when worn by an emaciated model.




UO,

I have been a supporter of your store for many years, but now I'm through.

I am fortunate enough to star on a wonderful TV show called One Tree Hill. I play a fashion designer named Brooke Davis, who started a campaign on the show called "Zero Is Not A Size" and the outpouring of love and gratitude that came my way from girls and women ALL OVER THE WORLD who have body image issues brought me to tears.

To promote starvation? To promote anorexia, which leads to heart disease, bone density loss, and a slew of other health problems, not least of all psychological issues that NEVER go away? Shame on you. I will no longer be shopping at your stores. And I will encourage the tens of thousands of female supporters I have to do the same. I have fought to boycott BP. I never imagined I would also be boycotting affordable fashion.

You should issue a public apology, and make a hefty donation to a women's organization that supports those stricken with eating disorders. I am sickened that anyone, on any board, in your gigantic company would have voted 'yes' on such a thing, let alone enough of you to manufacture an item with such a hurtful message. It's like handing a suicidal person a loaded gun. You should know better.

I sincerely hope that next time you decide that making fun of serious issues is comedic, or 'snarky in a cool way,' that you rethink your decision.

With Sincerity but NO respect,
Sophia Bush

Here is my letter, in defense of all of us who have ever looked in a mirror and felt less than fabulous...


Register on my site and post your messages and other information about this issue.



You can leave your own message to Urban Outfitters here  service@urbanoutfitters.com.



Thoughts?? I'd like to hear em! :)
 That's all,
Shelby 

The Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry has had a special place in my heart for a very long time. Country music is a big part of my life, and always has been. From the time I was about five or so, I knew I wanted to be a singer, after watching a LeAnn Rimes concert on Disney Channel. That dream hasn't changed. And it's every young country singer's dream to play at the Grand Ole Opry, and mine is no different, though I'm no country singer..yet ;).

The very first time I visited Nashville, I was sixteen years old, and my eyes were in complete wonder of the place. My heart was so full of happiness that I was visiting the very place that so many of my heroes had moved to, in hopes of making it. That feeling of walking into the Opry hasn't changed over the past 3-4 years, and I don't think it ever will. It's one of the best places to be at any time, and I always look forward to that more than anything else while we're in Nashville, because that defines the city. It defines country music, and if I'm lucky enough, and if it's God's plans...someday I will play the Opry, and make my family proud.

The famous circle
 Tradition pictures in front of the sign:





Events Coming Up:

I love going to LA and hanging out at events and things like that. There are quite a few coming up that I'd really like to go to, but whether that'll work out or not, I don't know.
  • Chad Michael Murray book signing-The Grove (day TBA)
  • The Muppets premiere
  • Hilary Duff book signing
  • Hollywood Christmas Parade
  • Katy Perry concert
I'll keep you posted ;)

Later,
Shelby

Blogs You Should Check Out


Great sites! Real Girls Kitchen is run by Haylie Duff; good for new and healthier recipes. I've tried one of them, the soup, and it was delicious. Hello Giggles gets all kinds of contributors that submit different things from food to entertainment. They've definitely inspired me and have given me great ideas, maybe they'll inspire you too :)

Rainy Days Make Me Happy

Today, I woke up to our neighbors dog barking loudly at the gate next to my window, and their gardeners blowing the leaves around, which was kind of annoying, but oh well. Usually, I sleep through most things, so I can't complain. I lied in bed for a little while, just thinking and preparing for the day. I got up, got ready, and was able to catch a few minutes of the Today Show, and saw Joe Jonas' performance of his new single "Just In Love"...interesting! Lol. He's kind of changed his image it seems like, and what's up with all the dancing?? Anyway, it was a relaxing morning. Plus, with the cloudy, rainy, cold weather, it made me just want to curl up with some hot tea and watch a marathon of one of my favorite shows. Maybe I can do that Friday afternoon, since I only have one class.







I headed to school, and had two classes, which were fine. Math was a review of the chapter we're on for the test tomorrow; I'm praying I get a decent grade! Then, all of a sudden, my nerves kicked in and it was time for speech...I was speaking today. It doesn't affect me like it used to, but it hits RIGHT before I go on, and I feel like I'm going to pass out, and the room started spinning. Once I got up there, I was fine, and I think I pulled it off. Now, I guess I just wait to find out what my grade is. It was cool getting to hear the other speeches from other students as well. Most people are commemorating people they look up to or things that are close to their hearts, so it's cool to learn more about everyone and what's important to them. We even got some goodies from a girl who spoke about America!
Loved this! She also gave us some candy :)


 The rest of the afternoon is going to consist of last minute math homework :(..YUCK! There are only ten problems, but they are incredibly long...so it'll probably take a couple hours, seeing as I can never concentrate on it! So, I should probably get to that pretty soon! But, before I go, let me share a quick story from last night. I was doing math homework, complaining and griping as always you know? When I got a tweet from my friend, Steph, that really perked me up and got me excited, because we decided to the whole "pen pal" thing!

That really cheered me up!!! :D

And not too much longer after I got a DM from Chad Michael Murray! I've loved him since I was like in 6th grade, so that was extremely exciting!!!!!!!!

Nothing like seeing that in your inbox!

That's all for now,
Shelby

Feeling Artsy/Creative


Sets I designed on Polyvore! I loveeee putting outfits together; so much fun!


 Some Hart Of Dixie creation sets I found on Polyvore! Cute stuff :)





Cute new Taylor Swift cards I looked at online! 

Bethany Joy Galleoti's blog about Fall :) Love it!!


I love looking at/creating stuff online! It just inspires me and makes me put my imagination to work ;) It's a blast!