Every day we have a choice. We can let others dictate the way we see beautiful in ourselves and the world or we can see the beauty we inherently possess, do something to help someone else, make a person smile, lend a helping hand, change someone's world. We're committed to making this world a better place.


The purpose of this blog is to invite readers to see beautiful. See Beautiful is a lifestyle brand that creates more beautiful in the world by giving back to you.


See beautiful in yourself. See beautiful in others. Create more beautiful in the world.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

TREAT

TREAT your mind: Take a few minutes to sit back, take deep breaths and think about things that make you smile;

TREAT your heart: Instead of candy, grab something deliciously healthy to devour (well, you can eat candy too. It's good).;

TREAT your soul: Warm a cup of tea and enjoy wrapping your hands around the cup. Feel the warmth;

TREAT your ears: Listen to your favorite song and sit back and be present (we love Sara Swenson's O' My Babies if you're in need of a new song);

TREAT your hands: Hold onto that favorite hand or paw or blanket and take a moment to give thanks for the time you have to do so;

TREAT your nose: Fill your home with the smells of the season. Heat some orange peels, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg over simmering water on the stove;

TREAT yourself: When you purchase anything from See Beautiful today we will include an additional See Beautiful aluminum cuff as our gift to you (limit 10 per person). 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Homegrown Beauty

See Beautiful in homegrown roses and the amazing community of people seeing beautiful who share reflections and images like this...

"We planted two rose bushes in front of our house back in the spring. We weren't sure how they would do because we've had bad luck getting stuff to grow well in the clay and rocks near our house. But, here it is end of October and the bushes are still full of beautiful roses! I picked these after church today and took my See Beautiful cuff off to add it in to the picture for you. I know that it is easy to see beautiful in the beautiful things, but I am really thankful for those beautiful things that are not necessary but grace our lives and make the difficult more palatable."



I am reminded of the quote by Saint John of Avila who wrote, "One act of thanksgiving, when things go wrong with us, is worth a thousand thanks when things are agreeable to our inclinations."

When your world spins perfectly on its axis and all is right, sharing thanks and giving are natural extensions of your left and right hands. It is when your world is upside down and the spinning ceases to exist (or is in warp mode) that giving thanks, or even finding thanks, is the hardest. When you can step back and see the bigger picture, or perhaps zoom in and see the tiniest sliver, of the beauty and the gift of that moment, an act of thanksgiving can be life changing and life giving. Seeing beautiful when it's obvious is a wonderful thing to experience. Seeing beautiful when it feels impossible can be life changing.

Friday, October 24, 2014

What You Believe About Your Body

"...How do these voices telling us that we are supposed to hate our bodies affect our notions of how we care for the sick, disabled, elderly, children, mothers, soldiers, workers, immigrants, men and women? What we believe about our bodies affects how we treat other bodies, and how we treat each other's bodies is how we treat each other..." (What the dying really regret, CNN)


Read the full article HERE. Reflect on the statement above for a moment. What you believe about your body directly impacts how you treat every body. Everybody. Every one.  When you judge your own looks, you by default judge others. Stop the judging. Embrace the beautiful. 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

One Stitch Closer

What will you design today that fills an actual need? What will you do today to create more beautiful in the world? It doesn't have to be coats or jobs or meals or homes. It can be smiles and hugs and generosity and laughter. Even the smallest act of care for another person is like a drop of water; it will make ripples throughout the pond.

Care. Be a drop of water. Create beautiful. 

Listen to the needs of others around you. Act. See beautiful.

Need inspiration? Watch Veronika Scott, CEO and Founder of the Empowerment Plan


Want a simple, yet amazing way to fill a need today? Check out the See Beautiful Giving Initiatives that help everyday people just like you and me. Make some ripples.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Falling For You

Happy Fall. 
Happy seeing beautiful. 
Happy perspective shift in all those leaves that fall around you.
Happy breathing in this beautiful.



Sometimes it takes a really hard fall to understand where you stand. Now that you're there, I hope you're standing in the space of understanding all the beauty you can create in the world.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I'm a Hunter

"I am a hunter of beauty and I move slow and I keep the eyes wide, every fiber of every muscle sensing all wonder and this is the thrill of the hunt and I could be an expert on the life full, the beauty meat that lurks in every moment.

I hunger to taste life." ~ Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts

Before reading this beautifully penned phrase by Ann Voskamp, I wouldn't have called myself a hunter. I save earthworms. Really, I do. I joke that I'm going to make a bumper sticker that reads, "I brake for earthworms" and proudly sport it on my car. Stink bugs enter my house? They go out alive. I'm not a hunter. 

But then again, I am...or at least I'm trying.

Our current catch phrase in society is "I'm busy" is and I'm growing to loathe the word. I don't like busy (and I'm the first to tell you that historically I've touted to many that "staying busy is good for me right now") - but I'm growing weary of the hamster wheel of the busyness business. 

I wanna move slow. I want to keep eyes wide open. I want to grow comfortable with every fiber of every muscle sensing all wonder. What a beautiful way to move through each day. 

What if we all became hunters? What if we all took a step back, a deep breath, and settled - right where you are. Let go of the to-do's and the wish-I'd-done's and the gotta-have's and the not-good-enoughs and the must-try-harders and drink in all that is perfectly enough and overwhelmingly beautiful surrounding you at this moment. Close your eyes and drink in beautiful with your other senses. Feel your skin. Isn't skin amazing? Listen to the sounds around you? Really, just stop and listen. Find something beautiful in those sounds. It's there and we miss them all the time if we're not searching for them. 

Today, become a hunter. It's hard to go all in without practice so take some time each day and your ability to hunt for beautiful, and feed your yearning to really taste life, will grow. 

Today, see beautiful in this moment. And all the little, beautiful moments following.

How's your beauty hunting going today?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Soft As Bunnies In CHARCOAL

Yep, you read that correctly, our "soft a bunnies" See Beautiful t-shirt is now available in Charcoal. Understand the story behind the tee, and the story for you when you wear it, to really get seeing beautiful:


See Beautiful T-shirt Specifications (Important):Color: Charcoal
Fabric: Consider it "soft a bunnies" but if you need more detail the shirt is
50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon

Our See Beautiful T-Shirt Story (Even More Important):
This design has been two years in the making! Our See Beautiful woman focuses her attention on finding love, kindness, and goodness in the world. It is an intention we hope all who join our See Beautiful Community walk away seeing, believing and living.

How our See Beautiful T-shirt can leave you seeing beautiful (MOST IMPORTANT):
It is our hope that every time you look in the mirror or catch a glimpse of your "soft as bunnies" See Beautiful t-shirt you're reminded that a) YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL; b) see beautiful in yourself and others; and c) create more beautiful in the world. You have your own proverbial binoculars through which you can celebrate your beauty and the beauty in the world! 

Get yours HERE.