Ginger Snap Crafts: Something Amazing #IamBraveandBeautiful

Something Amazing #IamBraveandBeautiful

Hello! I am so excited about today’s post! It’s a little bit different than the usual crafty post or yummy recipe but it is oh so important. I am so excited to be a part of the I am Brave and Beautiful movement. A 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!! Eek!! Are you ready for this? ;) 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...”  Here we go! :)

I am brave and beautiful. #Iambraveandbeautiful

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.

Myself along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes (& countries!!!) 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!

Warning! ha! This is what I look like 90% of the time! If I’m home working on projects, cleaning the house &/or chasing after my very active preschooler then I have on my glasses, my hair is up in a crazy bun, my leftover makeup is still on from the night before (It’s true! I never take off my makeup! I know I need to work on that! ha!) & a comfy tee & yoga pants. That’s how I roll. ;) P.S. Taking a selfie is not my thing! Can you tell? I did have a little fun with it. I can’t wait to show my 13 year old daughter all of my selfies. haha! ;)

#Iambraveandbeautiful #gingersnapcrafts

I am beautiful because (like you!) I am a daughter of God. He loves me just the way that I am, and He can see my divine potential. I am beautiful because my amazing hubby tells me so ~ even when I look like the above picture! ;) I am beautiful because my children love me. They know they can come to many anytime day or night, & that I will help them with whatever they need. They know their momma will always be cheering them on from the sidelines! Always! :) I am beautiful because of who I am inside.

We all have things that we think make us not as pretty or uncomfortable. That’s why I love this talk from Susan W. Tanner. She shares a story from when she was a teenager & suffered with acne. She tried everything to clear it up but nothing worked. She said that it was difficult for her at that time to fully appreciate her body & feel confident when it just wasn’t cooperating! I have so been there & still am in some areas! ;) Her mother gave her the same advice over & over, “You must do everything you can to make your appearance pleasing, but the minute you walk out the door, forget yourself and start concentrating on others.” I love that! When we think about others more than ourselves we develop an inner beauty that glows. We shine! :) That’s how I want to be! Of course, before I go out in public I’ll get dressed, straighten my crazy hair, stick in my contacts & put on a little makeup, but after that I need to feel confident in who I am & focus on others. By doing that I feel so much better about myself & worry less about how I look. I’ll shine. :)

I also love this quote from Gordon B. Hinckley ~ “Of all the creations of the Almighty, there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God who walks in virtue with an understanding of why she should do so, who honors and respects her body as a thing sacred and divine, who cultivates her mind and constantly enlarges the horizon of her understanding, who nurtures her spirit with everlasting truth” (“Understanding Our Divine Nature,” Liahona, Feb. 2002, 24; “Our Responsibility to Our Young Women,” Ensign, Sept. 1988, 11). This is what I’m trying to teach my 2 daughters, & I hope they understand where true beauty comes from. I hope they always feel beautiful inside & out because they are. :)


“Happiness is the most attractive accessory a young woman can have.”

share your natrual beauty -

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 I hope 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

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

women with our makeup on and what makes them beautiful

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

women from around the world share their face with no makeup on -

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

Mommy bloggers share their face without makeup and what makes then beautiful

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

Natural beauty untouched photos

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

raw natural beauty - join the movement

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

beauty and bravery - women wearing no makeup -

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

#colbietry #iambraveandbeautiful

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. This is such a GREAT POST! You are adorable and beautiful! Your "natural" pictures make you look like a teenager!! LUCKY!! lol We have loved being a part of this campaign with so many incredible women! #womenneedwomen #hugstimesfive

  2. I love it! Thanks for being real, honest, brave and beautiful!

  3. I LOVE your fun candid photo's! so cute!

  4. thanks for adding some humor and heart!!! Loved some of the quotes you included! xo

  5. I LOVE this post, Ginger. Love, love, love it! And you are super cute-and not the only one who goes to bed with make up on-if I even have any on LOL!


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