Girl Look at that Body …

Whether you are a male or female follower of the blog, one thing is for sure. You are constantly surrounded by the images of slender, god or goddess, super toned and ripped, drenched in oil celebs and models. *As if we needed anything else to make us feel less than…*

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For example, the new and improved, Khloe Kardashian (I know, didn’t even recognize her right?!). Anyone who knows me, knows that I pretty much cannot stand that entire family (with the exception of North), but figure she is one of the perfect examples to get my point across. Just look at her…all toned, slender, sleek, waxed, oiled and ready to go *I feel like I’m talking about a car for god’s sake* Many girls and women see this image and think that anything less than this, is not good enough. It makes me sick that almost every time I go onto Instagram, yet another photo of a half naked celeb/model hits the feed and girls/guys go nuts bashing themselves. “If only I could look like this”, “Bae goals”, “LIFE goals, I want to kill myself”, “OMG, why can’t I look like this”, “Seriously, we need to get like this”, “Time to starve myself”, “Impossible, never going to happen :(“, “How is she so perf?!” The nauseating list goes on and on…

Little do people forget, the reason why I’ll never know…but these people are FAMOUS. They have oodles and oodles of money and the best cosmetic surgeons on speed dial. Not to say that Koko didn’t lose some of her weight by means of her personal trainer, Gunnar Peterson, BUT 99.9% of what you see is thanks to the magic of cosmetic surgery and insane Photoshop. For those people who undergo the knife to be happy with their appearance, good for you. No shade to be thrown here, I just wanted to share that not everything is what it seems.

There is this crazy agenda out there in the media world that wants to keep all of us men and women feeling down in the dumps about ourselves and it’s time we fight back. Boycott the purchase of magazines that tell you the below images are what’s “sexy” “cool” “desired” “perfect” and so on. Write in to the editors of these magazines and let them know how you really feel!*cue crowd cheering music* Grab your pitch forks and torches and stand outside of their offices and let them know WE’RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE….Well, maybe not that far, but you get what I’m saying.

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Women-you need bigger boobs, Dudes- you need tighter pecks that do that creepy up and down thing when you flex, smaller waist *refer to my Got Waist blog post*, get the rounded/perky butt, firm those disgustingly flabby arms, get rid of the jelly rolls on the sides of your stomach, and tone those cottage cheese thighs. It’s really annoying and I for one am tired of it. So seriously, the next time you see this sh*t in the magazine aisle…keep it moving. The next time it pops up on your tv…change the freaking channel. The next time you see it on your social media sites…just remember it’s not even REAL. There was an amazing video that hit youtube and thankfully went viral not too long ago, I encourage you all to watch it…

As mentioned, I am an aspiring model and actress. There have been numerous castings/auditions/meetings with agents that did not pan out the way I would of liked. I’ve been told that I am not tall enough, not thin enough, not big enough, skin is too dark, skin is too light, too curvy, not curvy enough, etc. Needless to say, you have to have a tough skin to be in this business, thankfully I have just that.

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This is me. I stand at 5 feet 7 inches tall, 188 pounds, blissfully blessed bosom, 31-32 inch waist, no chiseled six pack abs, thighs for days, and arms that won’t put a body builder to shame. While I do want to tone up certain areas, for my own liking… guess what?! ::I LOVE ME:: and it is me who is going to keep pushing for this movement of self acceptance and love. Join me in this movement. Hashtag your beautiful selfies with the tag #iLoveMe and #NotSorryForThisBody. I can’t wait to see all your amazing photos! Let’s make this viral guys, I know we can do it!

Let’s be clear, I am not a proponent of obesity and an overall unhealthy lifestyle. I just want to pass the message of self love, healthy living and happiness. If you don’t feel totally happy and comfortable in the skin you’re in, then change it! Love yourself in every stage, because even at your goal weight/look, you will not be happy if you’re not happy from the start. Soooo, the next time you want to judge yourself against someone who is in the mags, just remember…not even they look like that.

So there media, we love ourselves and there’s nothing you can do to change it!

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Introducing TheBlogery’s First Weekly Feature…

The Blogery is very happy to announce that we will be featuring amazing talent and small businesses every Monday! Let’s give a big cheer, applause and hoorah to TheBlogery’s first weekly feature… The beyond talented, beautiful, makes the hairs stand on the back of your neck, woman with the voice of a soulful angel…

::April Kry::

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April Kry might be a new name to some, but the country singer’s talent is a far cry from ordinary. Honing her vocal skills since the tender age of five, April is ready to light up the music scene with her new single “Fireflies” and latest release “Daddy’s Little Girl”  that was written by Nick Jonas and his father Kevin Jonas Sr.

With humble beginnings in church, April continued performing and at the age of 13, she performed “God Bless America” at a gala event where the keynote speaker was legendary Jermaine Jackson. It was at this point where April decided upon her career goal: to be a professional singer.

Since then, April has performed at the legendary Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night, and appeared on national television as a background vocalist for new age singer Enya on Live With Regis & Kelly. Over the years, April learned to play guitar and discovered a newfound passion for songwriting. “My inspirations when it comes to songwriting are things that happen in everday life. I like to write about struggles or heartache that people go through because I believe that it’s something that we can all relate to.”

When I asked April for her mission statement, her response was simple, yet powerful…

“The reason I love music is that it brings people together. I truly believe that the lyric is the heart of a song, and without substance, you won’t make a lasting impression. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what language you speak, music is a universal language and if I can touch just one person with a melody or a lyric of mine, I’ve done my job as an artist.” –April Kry

It goes without saying that you will hear much, much more of April kry. I mean c’mon, with a voice like this, who wouldn’t want to!? To make your ears super happy, click here to purchase April’s latest release ::Daddy’s Little Girl::. For your viewing pleasure, watch April’s lyric vid!

::April Kry Official Website::

::Fabulous Photo Cred – Rae Marshall::


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Check in tomorrow for TheBlogery’s first Feature of the Week!

Tomorrow The Blogery will unveil a cool new addition to the site… *drumroll pleaseeeeeee* “Feature of the Week”

Get excited, this is going to be pretty epic.

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Let’s work! Looking forward to featuring all you amazing peoples out there!

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One World Observatory NYC …

Last week I was super touristy and visited the One World Observatory, located in NYC. *I’m familiar with New York City, but nonetheless felt like a tourist* It was a pretty cool experience and I would recommend anyone to go and visit. It makes for a cute little day trip. I don’t want to completely spoil it for anyone who intends on going, so I’ll only share a tad bit…

You start the “experience” at the ::One World Global Welcome Center:: as pictured below…

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*Ooooooo, Ahhhhhh*… Next, you will make your way to ::Voices and Foundations:: which is a beautiful walk way that tells the personal stories of the men and women who built One World Trade Center…

Pretty cool right?!… Now time for the thrilling part! Taking the Sky Pod Elevator from the first floor to the 101’st floor in under 60 seconds. Sounds super death defying, scary, puke on your shirt, or sh*t in your pants type of stuff right?! Well that’s what this scared little chicken thought and thankfully, I was wrong…

While I was under the impression it would be just as horrible as The Tower Of Terror, it turned out to be a really cool virtual reality type of setting. You couldn’t even feel that you were moving. The only injuries I survived was slight ear popping … I’m such a tough cookie 😉

I also really liked the Sky Portal, where you can see “what’s below you” on the streets of NYC. *If you go, you’ll see why I used air quotes…

Next up…See Forever Theater. Here you will watch an exciting, two-minute video presentation that combines bird’s eye imagery, time-lapse shots with abstract textures and patterns to present the unique rhythm and pulse of New York City to dramatic life in 3D, *cue more Oooooo’s and Ahhhh’s*

After that we went to The Main Observatory…On the 100th floor of the Observatory, also known as the Discovery Level, experience expansive, 360-degree views in all directions, taking in the iconic sights, surrounding waters and panoramic views of the city and beyond. No matter how many times you’ve been to NYC, there’s something about seeing it from this view that is truly breath taking…

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There was a cool station, See Forever Imaging, where you get to take your picture. If you can’t tell by now, I will not pass up a pose! They super impose a daytime and nighttime background to the photo you take. It makes for a super cute souvenir and was only 30 bucks for two hard copies and online access to the digital photos as well! *Me and My partner in crime photographed below* 🙂

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So yeah, I would say the overall experience was cool. There was also a ::fancy schmancy:: restaurant called “ONE“. With a name like that, you know it has to be serious….A pretty over priced gift store and other “information stations” through out the Main Observatory. Got a day off, or just looking for something new and exciting to do with a loved one, family, date day/night or with friends…give it a go!

I would definitely recommend purchasing tickets online, as the line you have to wait in is pretty long if you do not purchase tickets in advanced. Click here to read more about The One World Observatory and purchase tickets.

If you have gone or plan on going, be sure to come back and leave a comment about your experience. I’d love to know what you thought!

Let’s Get Dirty With ::Frank:: …

Today I am going to bless you with a little gem that I stumbled upon about 7 months ago while Instagram binging. It’s a great, natural product called “FRANK.” FRANK, is an all natural coffee body scrub that gently exfoliates the entire body, leaving you with seriously soft skin. I promise it will feel like a baby’s bottom.

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FRANK is also great for lightening/removing post acne scarring, rosacea, dark spots, uneven skin tone, pesky pimples, stretch marks, ingrown hairs, and nourishing extremely dry skin. My skin is super weird, I have extremely oily skin on my face and dry skin on every other part of my body. FRANK is great for making my skin feel like velvet, seriously! I use it about 3-5 times a week (as prescribed by Dr. FRANK.) It has also helped lighten or completely remove acne marks or other dark spots on my skin *let the skin gods rejoice* I have used countless body scrubs, and this by far is my all time fav!

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Another awesome thing about FRANK is that they offer free shipping, yes I said FREE SHIPPING to anyone who orders in the USA! Yay, America! It’s also pretty inexpensive (14 bucks per package) and lasts a long time! They come in 3 tasty selections…

  • Original – smells just like a yummy cup of coffee
  • Coconut- It’s like a beach holiday, minus the sand in your pants
  • Peppermint- Just like Christmas candy canes all year round

FRANK has also recently released their full line of cleansers, body lotions, facial lotions and other amazing goodies that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Give it a try and I can guarantee you will fall in love too. Time to get naked and dirty with FRANK.

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Click here for the FRANK goods