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. Pop culture would like us to think beauty exists in, or is defined by reality t.v. shows, magazine covers, or manikins in storefront windows. We here at See Beautiful™ see things differently. In an effort to highlight some of the beauty that exists throughout world, we share snippets in our posts.



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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

They Do.

Something chill-giving, tear-causing, heart-warming, and love-growing happens at every wedding I've ever attended. The moment that two people decide to give their lives to another in such a special way is such a gift. It will come as no shocker that I believe weddings are chocked full of "see beautiful" moments.

When I learned about what two beautiful women (who I happen to get to call family) did at their wedding to grow more beautiful in the world the chill-giving, tear-causing, heart-warming, love-growing emotions were at full throttle.

The night before their wedding, Alicia and Morgan joined with family and close friends and asked them to complete a seemingly simply task. They handed out paper and pens and asked those closest to them to write down a positive message to share with the world (essentially, their "see beautifuls"). Without explaining how they were going to use these special comments, they collected the paper and went on with a celebratory evening.

Fast-forward to their wedding the next day. During the ceremony, Morgan and Alicia revealed a See Beautiful bottle to those on their "wedding vessel" (Yes, it was really a ship. Yes, they're that cool.). The See Beautiful bottle was full of these hopes for the world that family and friend's had written the evening prior. As the Captain explained to family and friends that these messages of hope would be released and shared in the world, Alicia and Morgan tossed the bottle into the water. There See Beautiful floats for just the right person to find the bottle and be filled with hopes for spreading more beautiful in the world.  Hope floats, right? In this case, it does. On the heels of a wedding, in the celebration of love, and within the world, hope really does float. It leaves you seeing, well, beautiful. Right?

The fact that See Beautiful was (literally) incorporated into their wedding was a gift. The way people have translated "see beautiful" over the past couple years is incredibly inspiring. It is beautiful to see how people live it and make it their own. It is my hope that every day be filled with much beautiful for this amazingly giving, loving, couple.







Ahoy, Matey!! You can even watch the See Beautiful bottle floating with hope and waiting to spread beautiful!

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Will they see beautiful? They do.
Will they grow more beautiful in the world? They will.


Monday, July 14, 2014

You Don't Have to TRY

Thank you to Colbie Caillat for reminding us that we don't have to TRY.

"Put your make-up on. Get your nails done. Curl your hair. Run the extra mile. Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?

Get your sexy on. Don't be shy, girl. Take it off. This is what you want, to belong, so they like you. Do you like you?

You don't have to try so hard. You don't have to, give it all away. You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up. You don't have to change a single thing.

You don't have to try, try, try, try. You don't have to try, try, try, try. You don't have to try, try, try, try. You don't have to try. Yooou don't have to try

Get your shopping on, at the mall, max your credit cards. You don't have to choose, buy it all, so they like you. Do they like you?

Wait a second. Why, should you care, what they think of you. When you're all alone, by yourself, do you like you? Do you like you?

You don't have to try so hard. You don't have to, give it all away. You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up. You don't have to change a single thing.

You don't have to try so hard. You don't have to bend until you break. You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up. You don't have to change a single thing.

Take your make-up off. Let your hair down. Take a breath. Look into the mirror, at yourself. Don't you like you? Cause I like you."


Thursday, July 10, 2014

See Beautiful

Every day we set our intention on seeing beautiful.  We are so appreciative of the bloggers who have joined our blog hop who now see beautiful with us. See Beautiful, as a company, is committed to growing this lifestyle in the world. But we want you to know we do it at home - in everything. Most people who join this monthly blog hop have been doing so for a while. It's been around for over two years now. We're grateful for that.

In the coming months See Beautiful will take on some changes that will result in our ability to give back to you. Directly. Which is thrilling to us. In the meantime, we're focused on looking inward to our family and seeing beautiful in these cherished moments with our family (including our four-legged friends).

Thank you for seeing beautiful with us. Happy seeing beautiful and happy hopping!



Monday, June 16, 2014

Change Is Coming to See Beautiful

Seeing beautiful is a work in progress. It's setting your intention to do so everyday. In an effort to better clarify our own work and the way we support our See Beautiful community, we're going to take the month of July to revamp some awesomeness and rewrite the way we're giving. You're getting in at the ground level and we want you to know that we're going to continue supporting non-profits, but we're also going to weave in GIVING to people, like you, to fund your efforts to create more beautiful in the world.
Our website will go under construction in July, so if you're looking to purchase any of our See Beautiful products, dive on in during the month of June because July is all about cleaning these binoculars and creating even more beautiful in the world!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

See Beautiful. Hopping for 2 Years.













Over the past two years we've been honored to meet some amazing people who are pros at seeing, celebrating and creating more beautiful in the world. Your ability to do so has humbled us. As we look back over these two years we celebrate the donation of over $30,000 to 24 different non-profit organizations on behalf of See Beautiful. We celebrate the sharing of thousands of you on our various social media outlets celebrating beautiful. We cannot wait to see how See Beautiful and those hopping create more beautiful in the world in the next 365 days! Thank you.

Here's the code for our SB 2nd Year Blog Hop anniversary.

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Brings SO Much Beautiful and MORINGA Trees to Kenya through How Global

When it comes to seeing beautiful, one of the most wonderful parts of what we get to do is raise awareness for, and donate to, wonderful organizations. This month's organization leaves us seeing beautiful and feeling inspired and leaves to world a better place! 

How It Works: 

1. You purchase of a See Beautiful product and become part of the See Beautiful story.
 
2. We donate 20% of your purchase to a revolving non-profit each month. This month we're proudly partnered with: 
 
3. With the See Beautiful donation, they will provide Moringa trees to their greenhouse 3 schools in Kenya.


The How Global family isn't new to the See Beautiful community. If you remember, we worked with them to bring lifestraws to Ghana. They recently reached out with a need in Kenya and their cause is an important one and two-fold.

PART 1:
How Global is working to bring moringa trees to three school's greenhouses in Kenya. If you're not familiar with the benefits of the moringa tree or How Global's "Moringa 4 Life" initiative, visit HERE. Bringing moringa trees to these schools in Kenya means sustainable, nutrient-giving meals for those attending the school and living in the community. The moringa tree has three times more iron that spinach, as much protien as eggs, seven times more vitamin c than oranges, four times more vitamin a than carrots, three times more potassium than bananas and four times more calcium than milk. Clearly, there's a lot of beautiful packed into those moringa trees!

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All-Girls school's greenhouse in Kenya.
Much like Kula Project, our non-profit partner last month, How Global engages the local community and puts control in their hands. Respecting their understanding of the community, culture, and land. How Global never inserts themselves or their ideas into any community within which they work. They are committed to building on and expanding the strengths of those communities while listening to the needs and helping fill those needs.

PART 2: While distributing moringa trees to the school in Kenya, How Global will also hold a two-day workshop in the community about the catastrophic effects of female genital cutting of young girls. This
harmful cultural practice, recently resulted in a young girl from the village losing her life. In addition to having farmers and experts in nutrition working with the local community, How Global will also have a doctor present to discuss the horrible effects of the practice of cutting.

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Image used with permission and linked back to How Global.
With every See Beautiful purchase, we support How Global by sending a moringa tree to three school's greenhouses in Kenya! Enter your name at check out and a label will be affixed to the tree planting made possible by YOU!

Connect directly with HOW GLOBAL and learn more about the beautiful work they're doing HERE. Bypass us and donate directly to them HERE.
 
 


Thursday, May 22, 2014

SEE BEAUTIFUL Bow Tie by Kula Project


Our See Beautiful Burlap Bow Ties by the incredible Kula Project are here and they are amazing!!

See Beautiful Bow Tie Specifications (Important):Color(s): You have your options! All brown or brown and black tones mixed.
Fabric: Burlap
Each bow tie comes with a clip to adhere it to a shirt. You do not need to know how to tie a bow tie to sport this beauty. Simply clip it on a collar and you're good to go!




Our See Beautiful Bow Tie Story (Even More Important):
These amazing bow ties are brought to us by an incredible non-profit, Kula Project. Kula Project invests in small-scale farmers to create sustainable communities. Each bow tie we sell is brought to us by Kula Project. They work directly with women in Rwanda who they empower by teaching a trade and paying for their work. These particular bow ties were made by Justine (pictured below). 


How our See Beautiful Bow Tie can leave you seeing beautiful (MOST IMPORTANT): It is our hope that every time you put on this bow tie you see beautiful in knowing you supported a woman, family and community in Rwanda. It's not your average bow tie - what you're wearing really did help empower another to see and create beautiful. Thank you for that!

Get your very own HERE!
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