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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!

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I am so excited to be apart of this movement.

I am Brave and Beautiful

I AM Brave and Beautiful on www.cookingwithruthie.com #iambraveandbeautiful

I figured if we were all going without make-up… why not just go ALL out and let you in on my I-am-just-rolling-out-of-bed look too!

Glasses and Retainer and Hair on top of my head 🙂

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Yep.  There I am.

(I’ve never claimed to be an awesome selfie-taking-photographer BTW)

True beauty comes from the inside, out. 

Each of us is so beautiful in our own unique and wonderful way.

I AM Brave and Beautiful on www.cookingwithruthie.com #iambraveandbeautiful

I AM Brave and Beautiful on www.cookingwithruthie.com #iambraveandbeautiful

I AM Brave and Beautiful on www.cookingwithruthie.com #iambraveandbeautiful

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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 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

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

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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

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

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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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  5. You are fierce! thank you for joining in!

  6. Ashlee says:

    you could not be cuter! I love each and every pic and you are stunning with our without make up!

  7. Emily says:

    Those fresh-out-of-bed pics? Priceless. I love you even more (if that were possible). You’re amazingly beautiful, inside and out.

    • Ruthie says:

      Hahaha Em! I figured why not 🙂 Glad you liked those pic’s… it was fun to share. What an amazing event and so humbled we go to be apart. xoxo~ Ruthie

  8. Crystal says:

    Love the pics!! Especially the ones with the bun and glasses which is what I do most of the time…lol!!

    • Ruthie says:

      Isn’t that the way we ‘bloggers’ roll!! Buns and glasses (too bad your missing the retainer!) and yoga clothes are the norm around here. xoxo~ Ruthie

  9. Kaylynn says:

    I love you – and yes, everyone else is taken, so please be yourself. I love you girl.

    • Ruthie says:

      Awwww Kaylynn… that just made my day 🙂 Thank you for the sweet comment and yes! There’s only one of each of us, right 🙂 Love ya back xoxo~ Ruthie

  10. What a fun blog! and you are SO SO SO PRETTY!! We have loved this entire “TRY” campaign and feel honored to be part of it with so many other amazing women!! #womenneedwomen #hugstimesfive

  11. Lisa~ says:

    Oh I love the fresh out of bed pics….you are gorgeous with that retainer! Love ya friend! Lisa~

    • Ruthie says:

      Love you too Lisa! It’s too funny I still wear a retainer at 41 years old, right?! Lol. Just keeping it real sista 🙂 You look amazingly beautiful and I’m so grateful we are friends. xoxo~ Ruthie

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  14. I love this! I seriously was dying over the glasses and bun pictures because that is literally what I look like 90% of the day!

    • Ruthie says:

      Hi McKenzie… I know right? I live my life in yoga clothes and hair buns 🙂 SO happy to be involved in this beautiful movement! Happy Day. xoxo~ Ruthie

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