Celebrating You

Hello Everyone!

Happy Tuesday!

This morning I came across the most amazing commercial! I know amazing and commercials don’t usually go together but I think this one definitely qualifies!

The Company is called Neon Moon. They sell underwear but what they have done with their commercial has an amazing lesson everyone should listen too!

Unlike other underwear companies that promote how we all should look…unbelievably sexy with perfect wavy hair, a gorgeous tan, and DD boobs; Neon Moon promotes self love, acceptance, natural beauty, and how it is truly beautiful to feel confident and love yourself!

Women should desire inner confidence and self love more then the perfect hair or curves! Very few women will look like Heidi Klum or Miranda Kerr but that doesn’t mean they aren’t beautiful! We all have our own beauty and we deserve to see and celebrate it!

I wish more advertisements would focus on promoting confidence and a positive outlook rather then selling products by making us feel inadequate and desperate to look like someone else!

I truly love this brand, I believe they are not only great products but a company looking to do good and spread love. Instead of traditional sizes which can label us and hurt our self esteem neon moon sells sized “lovely” “gorgeous” and “beautiful” a company like this deserves praise in my book!
Whether you are curvy, or thin a size A or a size DD you are beautiful!

Love you all,
Michelle

Check them out: neon moon

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International Woman’s Day 

Hello Everyone,
Today is just another day to celebrate! Today is International Women’s Day a day to celebrate women all around the world!
Women have accomplished so much all around the world and these accomplishments should be celebrated and appreciated. 
This is a day to think of the big picture! To celebrate all women not just the people you see everyday but the women of the world. The ones who live completely different lives and are still very inspirational.
I hope you all take time to think of all the women around the world. We all deserve to be celebrated and appreciated. I am glad there are days like this to make us take note of the wonderful women around us!

Love you all 

Michelle
  

Why I Stand With Ke$ha

Hello Everyone.

Today I want to talk to you about a very sensitive and controversial topic.
In the news lately you all have heard about Ke$ha suing to be released from a 6 record contract with SONY Music. She has alleged that she was drugged and raped by producer DR Luke. A few days ago a NY judge made the ruling that Ke$ha will not be allowed out of her contract.
To me this is an extremely important issue to talk about. There are hundreds of woman and men who will fall victim of sexual abuse, assault or rape but because these topics are so taboo in our society many of them will not come forward about what happened. Ke$ha was strong and stood up she told her story to the world and in return was ordered by a judge to continue with this contract.
Ke$ha left the courthouse in tears because of this ruling. I can not imagine the disappointment and fear she felt walking out of the court house. To have a story this sensitive blasted all over the front pages. Just to lose a fight this important would be so heart breaking. My heart and prayers go out to her!
What I really want to push for all of my readers is the importance talking about topics such a rape and assault. No one should ever feel like a situation such as this is their own fault. It doesn’t matter how you are dressed or if you have been drinking. Both rape and assault are illegal and anyone who would take advantage of another person deserves to be held responsible.
You should not be embarrassed  to speak up and tell someone if something this horrible happens to you. If you know someone encourage them to tell the authorities. Your body is your own no one else has the right to do anything to you without your consent!
I hope none of you ever have to deal with something this horrible. And I apologize for having to touch upon such a sensitive topic but I feel like it is important to talk about this so more people know that it is okay to come forward if they have been victimized by anyone!
 
Love you all,
Michelle 

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“I want to Look like the Woman He Fell In Love With”

My alarm started screeching at 9 AM. After not getting home till almost 2 am from the rehearsal dinner it seemed to be way to early for this. As I went to press the snooze button, something stopped me. It was my wedding day!

Believe me, when I say I am not a morning person, but I was on January 8th. I knew I needed all the time to prepare for 6 PM. Just 9 hours till the walk down the aisle. My morning began with several texts from my friends and family asking how I was holding up so far. I was surprisingly calm for the morning of the day that would change my life.

I started with my typical routine a quick shower, healthy breakfast, brushing my teeth, and then on to the fun morning with my mom… First I got my hair done at 11, nothing to fancy just some lovely curls. After that, I got my makeup done at a different salon. To me, it was important that I looked like me. I wanted Tyler too look at me and think that’s the woman I fell in love with. The last thing I wanted was over the top makeup that made me look like someone else. I did not want anything over the top, but rather a more polished version of my everyday appearance.

After this, I had to go straight to the hotel to meet my bridesmaids and the photographer. At this point, everything started to feel real! I had three hours till I walked down the aisle, to the man of my dreams! I never doubted that I should be getting married, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world on the luckiest day of her life! But I couldn’t help but feel anxious, it was the day I had been dreaming of since my first fairy tale. A day that I have built up to be the most wonderful and important day in my life. A day that will begin my new life and finally join Tyler and me on a journey through life as husband and wife. All these things started to run through my head as the time got closer and closer to 6 PM.

I was surround by my family and friends, but all I could think about was the butterflies in my stomach. The excitement… the nerves… So many emotion! The photographer kept snapping photos of us getting ready, we posed and smiled and then it was time.

5:45 Time to head to the church….

 

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I’ve Never Gotten Tall Making Someone else Feel Small

Hello Everyone,

Today I want to talk to you about the extremely important topic of bullying! Recently my inboxes have been packed full of messages from girls who dread riding the bus or finding a seat to sit at during lunch time, I have also received an overwhelming amount of emails from mothers asking for any type of advice I could give them on what to tell their child when they come home crying every day. I have emailed all these people back personally to try and help but I think there is a lot of things that everyone should hear. So maybe the people out there who are to shy or afraid to find help will unerstand that they are not alone and they have nothing to fear in getting the help that is needed in situations like this!

The first thing I want to make clear is that being bullied is never your fault. You didn’t do anything to attract this type of nagative attention, Most bullies pick random targets in attempt to make themselves feel better or to attract any sort of attention they can get even if its negative attention. If someone picks on you for your glasses, style, sexual orientation, disabilities, weight, nationality, race, or anything else just know that you are beautiful and perfect just the way you are. And you should never change yourself for someone else. You are you and you should love that! The person who is bullying and picking on you doesn’t understand humanity. People are not toys and harming someone emotionally can be just as harmful as a physical attack. Bullying is attacking, it is wrong and needs to come to an end. If you are being bullied you need to know that their is nothing wrong with you but rather something wrong with the bully. If some one needs to harm others and rip them apart then they live a sad existance and they should be the ones who are ashamed of themselves and what they did not the people who they are victomizing.

I am sure that many of you have heard the advice of “just ignore it” but to me this sounds like horrible advice! Bullying is a horrible thing it can rip apart a person and casue fatal problems like depression, self harm drug abuse and even suicide. Instead of ignoring a big problem like bullying you should talk about it, talk to a councelor, teacher, parent, friends, sibling anyone and don’t worry about being a “tattle tale” bullying is worng and needs to be brought to the proper peoples attantion like a guidance councelor or teacher. Don’t be afraid to talk about it if you are being bullied like I said before its not your fault so don’t feel embarrassed.

With bullying tragedies making head lines in the news recetly a lot of celeberties have come out to talk about their own experiences being bullied and have even come up with songs and videos to help people through this hard time. There are alot of people who have gone through things similar to you in their life time talking to them can be helpful as well as theraputic. You are not alone and you should never feel alone! There are so many people in this world experiencing the same thing and having the same problems. I promise you that you are loved in this world and that people will understand and want to help you! What you face today or tomorrow is not going to be forever you need to understand that life gets better and rough times do pass. You should always be proud of who you are and live a life that is true to yourself. Do not change you apearance opinions or actions to make someone else happy or to try to be like everyone else! Being you is the one thing that you have that know one else has or could ever have! You should be proud of it and you should love it!

Here are a few songs and videos(click the pictures):

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I hope this has helped a few of you! I am always an email away to talk if any one needs venting however I do suggest that you talk to a parent or teacher who can help you in your everyday life and put an end to the bullying. I will link some advice websites and hotlines below as a refrence for any one who may need them. Remember that it does get better, you are stronger then you may think and to never give up!

Love you all

Refrences to find help:

http://www.kidshelp.com.au/teens/get-help/web-counselling/

http://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/

http://www.stopbullying.gov/get-help-now/index.html

Reese Witherspoon At the Oscars!

Hello everyone!

I know that the title makes this sound like one of the typical Oscar posts! You know best and worst dress and all! However, I promise that this post will be very very different then what you are going to expect!

I just wanted to write to you about a few things that Reese Witherspoon brought up tonight! The first thing would be her Oscar Instagram post! Earlier tonight Reese wrote:

❤ this movement #AskHerMore..have you heard of it? It’s meant to inspire reporters to ask creative questions on the red carpet. I love the Oscars AND fashion like many of you – & am excited to share #WhoAmIWearinglater tonight. (not yet!!) But I’d also love to answer some of these Qs….And hear your suggestions?! (Share em below!) There are so many amazing, talented nominees this year..! Let’s hear their stories! Spread the word. #AskHerMore #Oscars #Countdown

What I loved about this is that she is trying to make an extremely vain aspect of the award show into so much more than that! I have never been one to idolize models or actresses however I think that a few of them can be seen as strong woman who deserve to be recognized. Reese Witherspoon is one of these women! She has gone through most of her career playing strong female leads that make a woman feel empowered. Now that she has began producing she has taken on stories of strong women, such as Wild.

Reese is a woman with a lot of influence on the world as well as on many young women and girls! For her to come out and say that although what people are wearing at the Oscars is fun. There is a lot more to a woman than their dresses, hairstyles, or overall appearance, is inspiring. I hope that many people realize that women are strong and can inspire!

I hope that others can see that there is more to a woman than her outfits, hair, or looks. People are beautiful for their personality, talents, kindness, good deeds, lovingness, strength, and soo soo much more! You are all beautiful inside and out! ❤

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Why I have STOPPED Keeping Up With The Kardashians!

Hello all my favorite people!!

Today I want to write to you about something that upset me greatly! I am sure that you all have heard of the Kardashians, the three famous sisters on E’s Keeping up with The Kardashians reality show. I was never a huge fan, but I always choose to see the good in everyone and look on the positive side of life. However today I saw something that honestly I couldn’t ignore!!

Look at the picture bellow! So cute right, Kourtney posted this picture of her daughter Penelope and her friends. I am a sucker for little kid pictures I must admit I think they’re adorable. BUT then I read the caption. “Little chick in the back super salty she ain’t part of the crew” Honestly its so mean Its disturbing! To comment negatively on a small child’s appearance just for a joke or attention is probably one of the most immature and cruel things I have ever seen.

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Kourtney is one of those women who is always in the public eye, she’s a Kardashian. So I’m sure that she has been the target of many cruel jokes and comments. I do not know why anyone would think this type of behavior is okay, but she definitely should know better. The girl in the back is beautiful and angelic, she is a child and deserves respect.

To me a person who would treat anyone like this never mind a child needs to learn how to respect others and be kind. Needless to say, I will never again be keeping up with the Kardashians again!!

I apologize for this rant. I realize that most of my posts are positive and upbeat however I felt like this needed to be addressed!

Laura Ingles Wilder

Hello, everyone happy Saturday!

Today is the birthday of a very important woman Laura Ingalls Wilder. Most of you will know her as the woman who wrote the Little House On The Prairie books or even the little girl in the television show portrayed by Milissa Gilbert. in many ways this woman has made a big impact on my life since she died in 1957 I clearly have never met her. But the words that she wrote in her books have helped guide my through so many of life’s tricky situations. Sure, our lives were completely different, many of the lessons she wrote about can still apply to girls lives today. 

Her words have gone on to inspire generations after generation. First the generations who read her books using their imaginations to envision what these strong characters looked like. Then the generations who were influenced by the television show that was on for 9 years. I grew up watching reruns and reading her books during my school reading hour. The adventures of Laura and Mary were inspiring to me and they also taught me so much about life. Sure I was never going to grow up on the Prairie or experience the fears of going blind like Mary did. But still these books and television episodes tell the stories of amazingly strong woman in a time where that wasn’t the norm.

To Me Laura Ingles Wilder is a role model, she was a woman ahead of her time.

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Run Like A Girl

Hello everyone,

I am sure that you have all seen the very inspiring commercial that aired during the Super bowl. If you haven’t seen it, it is an Always commercial for pads and tampons. Through this commercial they are spreading the message of their new #LikeAGirl campaign. It involves asking people to throw like a girl or run like a girl. When they acted this out they acted like they couldn’t run or throw. Later they are asked if what they had portrayed was offensive to girls. Now, jump to a bunch of very young girls asked to do the same where they actually did the activity as they typically would.

This commercial has been in the news a lot lately gaining both praise and criticism. Some people say that this commercial is a step forward for gender equality and a great message to young girls. others say that it does the exact opposite. As an optimistic feminist, as I like to put it, I believe that this is a good commercial to air. I’m sure that they could have done a few things better than they did, but it sure as hell sends a better message than the overly sexist go daddy commercials or beer commercial that we are so used to seeing while watching football.

The idea of “like a girl” is typically viewed as an insult in today’s athlete. I am no were close to being an athlete but I can certainly throw better than the typical throw like a girl is portrayed. I don’t think this commercial is going to end this expression if anything it may have even made it into more of a joke. But the message that is applied in this commercial is a good one that we should be portraying to our daughter, nieces, friends, and sisters.

I am going to post the commercial below, just click on the “running” girl bellow. Also, let  me know what you think of the commercial. Is it a good message to girls? run1-2

These are a few of my favorite things

Hello, again everyone!

I was just sitting here listening to my spotify and doing homework when the Sound of music’s “My Favorite Things” popped on. I got to think about how good of a message this song really does portray. I guess you could say I got inspired…again!

I think it’s a good message for everyone to not only understand, but to live by, basically it’s all about knowing your happy place. Ignoring all the bad and finding the good! I think that if more people were to do this life would just flow better for everyone. We would be surrounded by so many happier people.

Happiness is very important to me as well as all of you, I assume. If we take this song as direction on how to stay happy then I think our lives will get a little brighter and you face will see a few more smiles each and every day.

So next time you are in a bad situation think of your favorite things and watch as that bad situation starts to get better.

Here are a few of my favorite things!!

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