I Am Brave and Beautiful

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you... "
Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed and you might even recognize a few faces in there.
Me along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes have decided to be Brave and Beautiful! You can join in this movement too by sharing what you look like without makeup on. You don't need a blog either! Just tag your photo with #IamBraveAndBeautiful on Instgram and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in. ALSO, if you tag it with a second hashtag - #ColbieTRY we just might be able to get Colbie Caillat's attention since she was the inspiration behind it all!
Are you brave and beautiful? I am, here I go!
because I'm enough
because I'm amazing
because I like who I am
because I love me
because my family loves me
because my husband loves me
because I'm  becoming comfortable in my natural skin
because in the end, everything will be just fine
because I let my heart lead me
because when I stubble, I mark it as a lesson learned and keep going
because I believe in myself
because sometimes it's easier to just let go
because I choose to shine
share your natrual beauty - brassyapple.com
Don't stop here. Get clicking around - its a blog hop! Below are more brave and beautiful women bearing more than their natural beauty. They each have a little bit of their heart to share with you. Some get very personal. Some share stories. For some this was very hard to do yet they gathered their courage and did it anyway. We hope as you click around (and YES pin these different posts!) you will feel the importance of it, the empowering effect it has and that it encourages you in some way.
>>>>>>>Important info! Blog Hops often have glitches the first day. If the link has an ERROR, simply click on the HOME button for each site, or google the blog name next to the link, and you should see their brave and beautiful post there. Links will be updated as soon as possible.<<<<<<<<<<<<
women sharing their natural beauty - no makeup
women with our makeup on and what makes them beautiful
women from around the world share their face with no makeup on - BrassyApple.com
Mommy bloggers share their face without makeup and what makes then beautiful
Natural beauty untouched photos
raw natural beauty - join the movement
beauty and bravery - women wearing no makeup - Brassyapple.com
#colbietry #iambraveandbeautiful
Ready in join in?Snap, hashtag and share! Tag @BrassyApple and @Peacefrom6Pieces if you can too!
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Friday Letter: Sept 26, 2014

hey everyone, I know it's been a while.

This week there were more negative things that happened to me than positive things.  When I started to type this I wanted to tell you all about the negative things - BUT NO, not this time.  I'm going to highlight ALL the positive things that happened this week...BECAUSE REALLY WHEN YOU STOP AND LOOK AROUND THIS LIFE IS PRETTY AMAZING!


Dear self:  You have a few great collocations with amazing bloggers coming up!  We are so excited and can't wait. 
Dear honey:  Thank you for reminding me to breathe!  I can't do this thing called life without you. Thank you for everything you do to keep me going.
Dear JC Penny:  Thank you for sending me a note that I had $80 worth of points to use before the end of the month - 2 shirts and a pair of boots for FREE - score!
Dear Kayla:  Although I'm late every day to work, I really do love driving you to school, but you could have told me my hair was sticking up today...thanks girl!  Love you.
Dear Anthony:  You are such an easy child!  Thanks
Dear craft show season:  I'm getting ready!  I have been accepted to a couple of great shows...still waiting to hear back from a few more.  Fingers are crossed.
Dear Whole Foods Market:  Amazing tour!  I had such a great time at the Mom tour this week (blog post coming soon)
Dear work:  I was able to work from home twice this week?  YES!  Amazing!  THANK YOU!
Dear running:  Missing you, starting back tomorrow morning - I need a training schedule.  



Fujifilm Smartphone Portable Printer Giveaway!



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today I just loved running!



An amazing 12 miles today! It felt really good! Today is the reason I love this thing called running. A new path with amazing views...even saw parts of an old bridge built in 1904. Just finished breakfast and chocolate milk now it's time for some yoga. 
#run #walk #nuun #runningLOVE #lovehaterelationship