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Monday, February 20, 2012

it's my birthday (and photo contest winner)

I remember writing my 15th birthday post like it was yesterday. Well, a year has past and now I'm 16! I can't believe it! That means soon I'll be driving! Today has been really great. Since it's Family Day, I didn't have to go to school. We were going to go to the movie theater to see Journey 2, but it was sold out, so instead we ate TCBY frozen yogurt and watched a movie at home. I look forward to this new chapter of my life and hope that God does great things with me!

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And now it's time to announce the winner of my photography contest! But I'd just like to say that all three entries were really good. Thanks to those who entered! Drum roll please!
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Leah from The Narrow Path!
Here's her photo:
(the theme was love)

Congratulations! Just email me at chinagirl7123@gmail.com with your mailing info so I can sent you the two pairs of earrings!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Food Inc.

*Don't forget to enter my photography contest! You could win two pairs of earrings! Hurry, it ends tomorrow at midnight!*

This semester I have a Foods and Nutrition course. Today we finished watching a movie called Food Inc. I don't want to give away too much in case you end up seeing it, but it really made me think twice about the food I eat. It also made me think about what the food industry has become.

These days, with the use of engineering and technology, we have the power to control what we eat to the point where it's not very healthy. And I don't like it. I don't like the fact that more and more farms are turning into factories. I don't like that some chickens live in complete darkness up to the day they're killed. I don't like it at all.

I'm not a vegetarian, or a vegan. But for those of you who are, way to go! You guys are awesome because I don't think I could do that! I like eating meat, especially bacon. But after watching this movie, I think I'm going to try to keep meat to a minimum.

This movie is really good because it reveals the truth about the food industry and the secrets they're trying to hide. But I'm not saying you have to go watch it. It does include some sad parts of how the animals are killed. But I am glad that I did.

Have you seen this movie?
Do you eat meat? Why or why not?
Please comment below with your thoughts!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

100 Followers Photography Contest!

Introducing, Being Shelley's very first Photography Contest! It's in celebration of reaching 100 followers! I was thinking of just doing a normal giveaway, but I've never hosted a photography contest of my own, and I thought it'd be fun, so here it is! The theme is love, since Valentine's Day is coming up. Below is one of my photos, this is just an example of what you could do. When I think of love I think of flowers! Creativity is encouraged and I can't wait to see your interpretations of the theme!

Important stuff:
  • to enter for a chance to win, you must publicly follow my blog
  • to enter your photo, first post it on your blog. Then leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your photo post. Again, that's the URL to your specific post, not to your entire blog
  • you may only enter one photo, and it has to be taken by you
  • this photography contest ends on Valentine's Day, February 14th at midnight

Prize Info:
  • there will be one winner
  • the winner will receive the two earrings shown above (the green+pink pair and the orange+purple pair)
  • I can ship the prize anywhere, so this contest is international
happy photo taking! ♥