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You Won’t Believe How This Sassy Would-Be Bride Handled Being Left at the Altar

January 05, 2015

Five days before her wedding, Shelby Swink’s fiancé announced that he was calling their marriage off. Can you imagine the heartbreak? First of all, you’re losing the person you think you’re going to spend your life with. To add insult to injury, you then have five days to let all of your family and friends know that they should cancel their travel plans because the wedding’s off. Then there’s the embarrassment of canceling all of the arrangements with florists, photographers, caterers, and the venue. It sounds like a nightmare. But instead of building herself a nest on the couch and only wearing sweats and watching Netflix until the end of time (which would be totally understandable), Shelby did something a little different. And much sassier. She got her parents and her would-be bridesmaids together to trash her dress in a fun, inspiring, and colorful shoot.

The dress went on display at a bridal shop in her hometown, where a portion of sales while it’s there will go to a charity.

Check out the video of Shelby and friends in action below (via UPROXX).

 

Planning a Trip to Disney? You’ll Want to Read These Mind-Blowing Facts

December 19, 2014

Planning a trip to Disney with the family soon? Long-time Disney fan? We totally get it. If you love everything pertaining to the Mouse House, you’re absolutely going to want to read this article that reveals some facts that even the biggest Disney die-hards probably don’t know.

If you’re planning on making a trek to Disneyland at some point in the near future, then this article is for you. Did you know that Walt himself used to keep an apartment on the Disneyland property? Or that he loved Tomorrowland?

Another one of our favorite Disney-related articles is this compilation of videos of kids finding out that they get to go to Disney World. I mean seriously, is there anything cuter?

What’s your favorite Disney moment? Share it with us in the comments! 

The Best Christmas Songs, As Performed by Your Favorite Stars

December 08, 2014

You’ve got the tree. The decorations are carefully laid out around the home. The stockings are hung (with carefully, hopefully) and you’re ready for Christmas. What better way to get into the spirit than by listening to some Christmas music, as performed by your favorite stars? These are a few of our favorites:

“Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson may be the new queen of great Christmas songs. If you’re looking for the perfect album to be the soundtrack to your party, just buy her “Wrapped in Red” and you’ll be all set.

 

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

Shed a few tears about the demise of this beautiful couple as you listen to their sweet cover of this classic Christmas song.

“My Christmas List” by Simple Plan

If you’re feeling a little more rock ‘n roll this Christmas, this song from pop-punk band Simple Plan is perfect for you.

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Ellie Goulding, U2, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Chris Martin

Not only is this a great song, but it also raises money to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

This may be the ultimate Christmas song, sung by a legendary diva. Even if you’ve listened to it thousands of times already, it never gets old.

What’s your favorite Christmas song? Share it with us in the comments!

Make Thanksgiving Even Better This Year With These New, Unique Traditions

November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to relax and hang out with family and friends. But if you’re looking for a little something more besides just the traditional face stuffing and football watching this year, then you’ll want to give one of these unique new Thanksgiving traditions a try.

Make a game out of finding a seat at the table: Forget boring nametags and make a little game as everyone finds their seat at the table. Instead of simply writing the person’s name on a nametag, try using three adjectives that describe them and then have the group guess who should be taking that seat.

Create a piece of art to remember this particular Thanksgiving: Get a piece of white posterboard and several Sharpies and invite all of your guests to write what they’re thankful for and then sign their name. Do this each year and you’ll enjoy being able to look back and remember the various guests you’ve had at your Thanksgiving table over the years.

Get active before the meal: Thanksgiving is all about feasting, which can leave you feeling a little sluggish when the whole thing is done. Counteract this by getting active ahead of time. Many cities and towns have “Turkey Trots” or other easy races that take place on Thanksgiving. Do one of these with your family in the morning and then you won’t feel as guilty about enjoying that second piece of pie later in the day.

Volunteer in your community: You’re fortunate enough to enjoy a big meal with the people you love, but not everyone in your area is as lucky. Take some time on Thanksgiving to give back by volunteering in your community. Grab a few family members or friends and do some volunteer work earlier in the day. It’s much more productive than just sitting around watching the parade.

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions? Share them with us in the comments! 

 

This Will Be Your New Favorite Holiday Song…

November 18, 2014

Of course Mariah Carey’s version of “All I Want for Christmas” is a staple on radios during the holiday season, and with good reason. But we think this new Christmas song by a cappella group Straight No Chaser and Kristen Bell will be right up there among your favorites this year, especially if you spend some time texting and using social media. It’s called “Text Me Merry Christmas.” Let’s just say it’s VERY relatable.

Check it out below: