I Am Brave and Beautiful

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… “

Click play on the video below that Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces made with other some other beautiful bloggersto see the beauty and bravery displayed.

Me along with 101+ other bloggers 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 others.

Are you brave and beautiful? I am, here I go!

First I will show you my new headshot, which is one of the pictures we are considering for my book jacket.  My daughter Patience took it.


So of course, since she’s so wonderful, I asked her to take my no makeup photo.  “Be gentle,” I told her.  It is sad how insecure I felt about this.  I am letting God work on my heart and He has reminded me how much He loves me just the way I am!


I feel like I look tired.  But the truth is, what am I hiding?!  I AM tired! And I am insecure about being seen without my eyebrows.  I joke a lot on Facebook about drawing my eyebrows on.  But as you can see….I have none!

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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, like me, this was very hard to do yet they gathered their courage and did it anyway. We hope as you click around you will feel the importance of it, the empowering effect it has and that it encourages you in some way.


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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

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

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  1. You are so beautiful. Eyebrows or not. HAHA! I had to relook at the picture to notice your eyebrows in the first place. Each crinkle and crease is a life well lived! Filled with laughter and joy and sorrow and pain. If each one could talk it would walk me through a life of a woman who is making an eternal difference in the lives or others. And that is pretty darn beautiful Lisa!

  2. Lisa,
    You are beautiful without your makeup on and you might find this surprising but I didn’t even notice the “no” eyebrows (because sweetie you do have eyebrows just not caterpillars like mine.)

  3. I rarely wear make-up. I use to wear it daily because of work and school. When I ventured out on occasion without it, people immediately thought I was sick. So for years I wore it for their benefit. ..so they didn’t have to look at this “sickly” looking person. Then one day I started adding up the amount of time I spent every day putting on make-up, doing my hair, re-applications during the day and realized that’s a lot of time. So I stopped fussing over it all and it’s been freeing. And I’ve gotten the comments about how tired or sick I look or the comparison how most Texas women like to take care of themselves and get dolled up but after awhile people get used to seeing the real you. And honestly I like the idea that they get what they see….on the outside, a plain looking lady with dark circles under her eyes and a big bushy bunch of hair on top that’s quickly graying. If that doesn’t scare them away, they’ll get to meet the person inside. 🙂
    I’m growing to love the way God made me for my sake as well as for my daughters’.
    You look so beautiful, Lisa. Thank you for being brave.

  4. Awesome – I love it! I actually don’t wear make-up; I like the genuineness (is that even a word?) of the natural look, and I figure if this is the way God made me, it’s good enough for me. Sometimes the way women trash themselves when they’re not wearing make-up makes me a little insecure about myself, so seeing all these women just being themselves is just wonderful!!

  5. You. Are. GORGEOUS.

  6. You’re gorgeous! I love the eyebrows, too, I didn’t even notice at first! Paint ’em on, and leave ’em off sometimes, it’s freeing to go without (I do it too much)! Your daughter did a great job with the pictures!!

  7. I love you – I AM TIRED! I think that’s the harderst part of accepting adult-hood – constantly tired! Loved your pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Lisa, you are very beautiful and very brave to do this. You are beautiful inside and out and that beauty shines through you.

  9. Heather Christopherson :

    Gorgeous! And I did not even notice the eyebrows until you said they were “missing”. You ‘r face looks very soft and beautiful in its natural state.

  10. Lisa, I love how you said you look tired, because you are! Isn’t that the truth though? We as women are in fact tired. We are constantly going, giving, helping, etc… we need a break for ourselves. You are beautiful, even in your raw photo! So fun to stop over to your blog!

  11. Sadly I’m afraid we ALL look tired, ahh the joys of motherhood, let alone the hours of cooking, cleaning, photography and blogging! I think I’d scare people if I went out without my under eye concealer on most days. But way to go, and you look amazing!

  12. You are beautiful! Funny, but I can say that to you and mean it sincerely, but can’t believe it about myself. Guess we’re our own worst critics.

  13. Aw you know I love ya!!!! I don’t have much eyebrows either 🙂 thank you for sharing more than just your photos….you shared your heart and vulnerability. so grateful you joined in! xo