Raw, Natural Beauty

I am Brave and Beautiful — abeauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. Our blogging friend Megan Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they look like without make up, and we 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 Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces are 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.

Bettijo and I, 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 Instagram 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.

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So here we are in all our raw, natural beauty… no make up, no hair product, no filter, and not even intending to take our picture that day. It was a last-minute selfie after a quick photoshoot we did of an upcoming kids craft post. To us, the best part about this picture is that it feels like us. (I’m on the left, and Bettijo is on the right.) Neither of us wears makeup very often so being without it wasn’t that hard, but that doesn’t mean we don’t overanalyze ourselves. What has me cringing (or rather, what’s forcing me to feel brave while sharing this picture) is the crazy glare in my eye, my eye crinkles that seem to be showing up more and more every day and my overall awkward stance — since I’m the one who reached my arm out to snap the selfie. But I like us: I like the craziness my creative mind puts me through, and I like that I found someone just as crazy to create with.

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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. Mostly we hope 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.

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1. BrassyApple 2. Peace from 6 Pieces 3. Is this Really My Life 4. Among the Young 5. Love Me Dani Marie 6. Sweet Charli 7. Kim Orlandini 8. XO, Ashton Tilton 9. She Calls Me Mama Leisha 10. Raising Memories – Canada 11. A Little Tipsy 12. Amy Cornwell 13. A girl and a glue gun 14. My Craftily Ever After 15. Maybe I Will 16. WhipperBerry 17. Paging SuperMom 18. All Things Thrifty 19. Ashlee Marie 20. The Project Girl

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21. One Little Momma 22. Entirely Eventful Day 23. Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl 24. Tips from a Typical Mom 25. Utah Sweet Savings 26. Flats to Flip Flops 27. One Krieger Chick 28. What Meegan Makes 29. Simply Kierste 30. Live to be Inspired 31. HoneyBear Lane 32. Pretty Providence 33. Ma Nouvelle Mode – in FRANCE 34. MomEntity 35. Serger Pepper – in ITALY 36. Kiki and Company 37. Girl Loves Glam 38. Thrive

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39. The Potters Place 40. Crafting in the Rain 41. Cooking With Ruthie 42. Delineate Your Dwelling 43. The Pennington Point 44. Bakerette 45. The Happy Scraps 46. Shannon Baird Photography 47. Tried and Tasty 48. Lionesses at the Gate 49. Fry Sauce and Grits 50. Lolly Jane 51. That’s What Che Said 52. Sugar Bee Crafts 53. Your HomeBased Mom 54. Happiness is Homemade 55. The Crafted Sparrow 56. R&R Workshop 57. I Should Be Mopping the Floor 58. Sassy Steals

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59. Let’s Eat Grandpa 60. Being Spiffy 61. Sumo’s Sweet Stuff 62. Ginger Snap Crafts 63. Bless This Mess 64. Apronista 65. Dreaming About Someday 66. Frenchie 67. Tastefully Frugal 68. Four Marrs and One Venus 69. Your Sister Circle 70. Over the Big Moon 71. See Vanessa Craft 72. Infarrantly Creative 73. Family StoryTelling

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74. Albion Gould 75. Life as Mrs. Larson 76. Tried and True 77. Play.Party.Pin. 78. Bite of Delight 79. Ink Happi 80. ObSEUSSed 81. U Create 82. My Mommy Style 83. Find it Make it Love it 84. The Contractor Chronicles 85. Novae Clothing 86. Mommy Makes Things 87. At Home with Sweet T 88. We Like to Learn As We Go 89. House for Five 90. Organize and Decorate Everything 91. Sassy Southern Gurl 92. The Creative Mom 93. Keep Moving Forward with Me

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94. The Benson Street 95. Mom 4 Real 96. Sowdering About 97. illistyle 98. The Crafty Blog Stalker 99. A Fiery Red Life 100. Cupcakes & Crowbars 101. One Sweet Appetite 102. My DayLights 103. Restless Risa

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104. Sypsie Designs 105. Vintage Mother 106. Like Mother Like Daughter 107. 30 Handmade Days 108. Queen B and Me 109. Apples by Ashley 110. Boutique Cafe – in CANADA 111. Just My Little Mess 112. Bombshell Bling 113. Sarah Tyau 114. Taradara Make it 115. Capturing Joy 116. Ivory Lime Photography 117. Jenkins Kid Farm 118. Free Time Frolics 119. Bella Storia 120. Dana Ohlsen Photography

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Ready in join in?Snap, hashtag and share! Tag @BrassyApple and @Peacefrom6Pieces if you can too!

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Halloween Freebies & Neighbor Gift Ideas

Could next week really be October already? I swear we just rang in 2014 and now it is all but over?? There’s no denying it, so might as well start putting up the Halloween decorations. We’ve got eight #FabFreebies to help get you going.

Cute #FreePrintable can wrap for Oatmeal -- great neighbor gift ideas for #Halloween from @PagingSupermom

Our free printable Monster Meal wraps turn a can of oatmeal into a fabulous neighbor gift. Who really needs another treat when the kids are about to haul in enough candy to feed a small country? We are sure all your Supermom friends will totally appreciate this gift.

Cute #FreePrintable can wrap for Oatmeal -- great neighbor gift for #Halloween from @PagingSupermom

Worksheet Wednesday: Spooky Spider Vowel Match

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This year my family is loving all things creepy crawly for Halloween. So, to kick off this year’s Halloween worksheet season, we have our creepy crawly Spooky Spiders Vowel Match worksheet. This week’s worksheet is appropriate for preschool and early grades, as it develops the recognition of vowels while matching lowercase and uppercase letters. Simple cutting and gluing skills are also reinforced.

Click to download our Spooky Spider Vowel Match free worksheet.

For more Halloween worksheets, check our our Halloween Worksheet Round-up. For all our free printable worksheets, see our Worksheet Archive.

Poison Lip Balm Recipe

Recipe for Poison Lip Balm #Halloween Party Favor with free printable labels via @PagingSupermom

We stopped by our friends at Eighteen25 last week to share a fun, Halloween idea: Poison Lip Balm. We didn’t want any of you to miss seeing it. Head over there to get the recipe.

Imagination Binoculars

Love these "Imagination Binoculars" for kids to make from @PagingSupermom

Need something fun to do with the kiddos? Got a couple of toilet paper rolls?? Then you can make a pair of pretend binoculars. In Arizona we’re a little backwards… during Fall, as the blazing heat subsides, we get all excited about venturing outdoors… like most everyone outside of Arizona feels in Spring. So these…

Worksheet Wednesday: Getting Out In AZ

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Since we live in Phoenix, Arizona my kids won’t be waking up to a Snow Day any time soon. However, last week we had an unexpected early release from school due to RAIN! Thankfully we weren’t experiencing any flooding around our home and main roadways, but other families weren’t so lucky. On our wet drive…

Rocket Nursery with Shutterfly

Rocket or Space Nursery Ideas with #freeprintables via @PagingSupermom

Have you visited Shutterfly.com lately? They have added pillows, blankets and a whole bunch of other useful items, that you can personalize to create the perfect decor for your home. We’ve been meaning to find some time to try out a few of the new Shutterfly products, so when they asked us to design a…