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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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Just Keep Giving (In Unique and Beautiful Ways)

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and GIVING THANKS and GIVING, we're showcasing our amazing See Beautiful Giving Initiatives throughout the week. With today being Thanksgiving we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the role we have the honor of playing in See Beautiful. It is a gift that we get to see this community of amazing people grow and we are committed to continuing to help more and more people see and create beautiful in their lives. We donate $5 from every $15 See Beautiful Aluminum Cuff purchase to the See Beautiful Giving Feature of your choice. When they reach their goal, we send them a check. It's that simple (and beautiful)!

Fund one of our See Beautiful UNIQUE GIVING Initiatives (enter the CODE of the School you wish to support at checkout):


DANIELLE LEE INITIATIVE: select DANIELLE LEE from the dropdown box when purchasing.*

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Help Danielle Lee continue to spread beautiful in the world! Danielle is 26 years old and celebrated her one year wedding anniversary Sunday, July 20.   She has a devoted husband, precious 6 year old step son and a close knit supportive family.  Danielle was living a wonderful new chapter in her life when suddenly her world was turned upside down.  In May of this year this beautiful young woman had a large tumor removed from her stomach.  At first her doctors could not determine what it was.  With the help of Memphis based St. Jude and LeBonheur Hospitals and a second opinion from Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Danielle was told she has a very rare form of cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. 

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Not much is known about this form of cancer since it is so rare.  Survival rates have varied.  Doctors are not sure about her chances for survival due to her type of tumor and the fact that she is metastatic.  Treatment is aggressive so she is being hit with heavy doses of chemo & she will also be undergoing Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, or HIPEC, surgery.  This uncommon procedure involves going into her stomach to remove any cancer and pouring chemo into her belly.  It is unknown how successful this treatment will be, but Danielle and her family are hopeful for a positive outcome.  But with the damaging effects she will endure because of all the chemo, Danielle will need an Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.  This procedure requires at least 2 separate trips to Washington University in St Louis that will include a 1 week stay for the collection and a minimum of 30 days as an inpatient for the actual transplant.  Although St. Jude Hospital has been involved in diagnosing Danielle’s tumor, she is not a candidate for treatment there since she missed the cut off age by 5 months.  While the community has been very supportive in raising funds to help with her huge medical expenses, Danielle needs more help.  The estimated goal for these 2 trips to St. Louis to cover fuel, lodging and meals for her & her husband is $7500. In spite of the fear and pain that comes with this horrific sickness, Danielle has remained positive and is continuing to live her life as fully as possible.  She has shown admirable strength and courage.  Thank you for reading this story and please keep Danielle and our family in your thoughts and prayers. We are honored to support Danielle and hope you can create a little more beautiful in her world through your support as well!
How Your Purchase Helps: $5 from every See Beautiful Aluminum cuff sale is donated to Danielle Lee to help her travel to St. Louis for her cancer treatments.


HOW GLOBAL Giving Initiative: (select HOW GLOBAL from the dropdown box when purchasing)*

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A simple purchase can create so much beautiful in the lives of young girls in Kenya by supporting HOW GLOBALHow Global is raising funds to provide a three-day camp for girls during a national holiday in December.

This camp is crucial, as the timing of this camp coincides with when young girls are often forced to succumb to genital mutilation. Girls attending this camp will learn from doctors and nurses about why this puts their lives at risk. During the camp, children who have taken the vow not to cut will further understand the important decision they made.



Picture This camp is one creating beautiful as girls' voices and strength will be honored and celebrated. They will write poems, sing songs, and celebrate their ability to make healthy, empowering choices for themselves and their bodies.

Each girl who gets to attend is one more life saved from the tragedy of cutting. Please help HOW GLOBAL create more beautiful for these girls in Kenya!

How Your Purchase Helps
: $5 from every See Beautiful Aluminum cuff sale is donated to How Global to provide an empowering and educational camp for young girls in Kenya!

Don't need the bracelet, but still want to help? Go straight to How Global and make a donation. Every little bit helps!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Just Keep Giving (To Animal Rescue Groups)

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and GIVING THANKS and GIVING, we're showcasing our amazing See Beautiful Giving Initiatives throughout the week. We donate $5 from every $15 See Beautiful Aluminum Cuff purchase to the See Beautiful Giving Feature of your choice. When they reach their goal, we send them a check. It's that simple (and beautiful)!
  
Fund one of our See Beautiful ANIMAL RESCUE Initiatives (enter the CODE of the Animal Rescue you wish to support at checkout):



BULLSEYE RESCUE INITIATIVE: enter code BULLSEYE at check out.*

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Help BullsEye Rescue spread the word that Pit Bull type dogs are beautiful! BullsEye Rescue is an Atlanta, GA-based dog rescue and a licensed 501c3 non-profit committed to improving the lives of Pit Bulls. BullsEye Rescue saves stray, surrendered and sheltered dogs, providing veterinary care and training in a foster home environment until a qualified forever home is found. BullsEye’s goal is to reverse the negative and incorrect stereotype of this breed and let the world see them for what they are – goofy, joyful, kind, and beautiful.  




How Your Purchase Helps: $5 of every $15 See Beautiful Aluminum Cuff Bracelet sale is donated to BullsEye Rescue to provide medical care for dogs in their foster program.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Just Keep Giving (To Adoptive Families)

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and GIVING THANKS and GIVING, we're showcasing our amazing See Beautiful Giving Initiatives throughout the week. We donate $5 from every $15 See Beautiful Aluminum Cuff purchase to the See Beautiful Giving Feature of your choice. When they reach their goal, we send them a check. It's that simple (and beautiful)!

Fund one of our See Beautiful ADOPTIVE FAMILY Initiatives (select CODE of the ADOPTIVE FAMILY you wish to support from the dropdown box):

See Beautiful with the HILL FAMILY (select HILL FAMILY from the dropdown box)*

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When we first learned about Bella from her Mom, Stephanie, we knew we were all in to do everything we could to support this family. The way Stephanie and Bella see and create beautiful is stunning and this Mommy's words show why they're an amazing family to support:

"I am currently in the process of adopting a beautiful girl with special needs from Congo. She has legally been my daughter since April of 2013 but as of right now she is STUCK. I had a doctor evaluate her a couple months ago and he determined that she is 100% deaf, is partially paralyzed in her lower limbs and shows signs of cerebral palsy. She will turn 3 in December.

I will use the fund for the mounting costs of her being STUCK in DRC. She is currently in foster care and that costs me monthly. All of the paperwork I have filed is now expiring so I will have to pay all of those fees again. Plus she is going to have medical bills because we need to start treating her condition the best that we can while she is in DRC.

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My daughter's name is Bella. Bella means beautiful. It would be such an amazing thing to see so many people with See Beautiful bracelets on showing their support for not only my adoption but for others as well."

Let's show BELLA and the HILL FAMILY how they make us see beautiful!

How Your Purchase Helps: $5 from every See Beautiful Aluminum cuff sale is donated to the Hill Family to support adoption and medical care costs.


See Beautiful with an ADOPTION SCHOLARSHIP for a beautiful Adoptive Family (select ADAIR FAMILY from the dropdown box):

Picture We received an incredible email from an adoptive parent in our See Beautiful community. The Adair family is in the beginning stages of their adoption process and wishes to keep their adoption journey semi-private right now. Anyone who knows anything about adoption journeys understands that privacy is important for many reasons. That said, if there's anything See Beautiful can do to support an adoptive family and alleviate some of the financial toll of adoption, we're ALL OVER IT!

The Adair Family writes, "
I believe the whole essence of See Beautiful is encompassed in the adoption process. We all know how emotionally draining the process is, how desperately the children need homes, and the pure beauty, joy, and love that is each child. By supporting those who have decided to adopt, See Beautiful would be directly responsible for showing other adoptive parents the importance of investing in the future of others."

And we are all in. We cannot wait to support the Adair family and so many others as they grow their family with love and beauty.

How Your Purchase Helps: $5 from every See Beautiful Aluminum cuff sale is donated to an Adoption Scholarship for this family to help support financial costs of their adoption.
 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Just Keep Giving (to Teachers & Schools)

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and GIVING THANKS and GIVING, we're showcasing our amazing See Beautiful Giving Initiatives throughout the week. We donate $5 from every $15 See Beautiful Aluminum Cuff purchase to the See Beautiful Giving Feature of your choice. When they reach their goal, we send them a check. It's that simple (and beautiful)!

Fund one of our See Beautiful TEACHER Initiatives (enter the CODE of the Teacher(s) you wish to support at checkout):

Ms. Wampler See Beautiful Giving Initiative (select Ms Wampler Rocks in the dropdown box):
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I had the honor of teaching and getting to know Ashley Wampler. She is an incredibly dedicated teacher and her children are certainly lucky to have her! Upon reading her application, we were giddy to share this initiative for her students!

When you purchase a See Beautiful bracelet for Ms. Wampler's class you'll allow her to purchase 6 sensory ball chairs to use at her guided reading table. Why? Ms. Wampler writes, "I want my students to be excited about reading, and I think that having the sensory chairs will help with their kindergarten "wiggles" while still allowing them to focus on their text."

And that's a stock photo. These aren't Ms. Wampler's students, but let's change that. Let's help her kiddos be the ones rocking their wiggles out while reading.

How Your Purchase Helps: $5 from every See Beautiful Aluminum cuff sale is donated to classroom teacher, Ms. Wampler, to purchase sensory ball chairs!


Mrs. Scheivelhud's See Beautiful Giving Initiative (select Mrs. Scheivelhud Rocks in the dropdown box):
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Children who get to learn from Mrs. Scheivelhud are in for a treat! She is an incredibly dedicated teacher who thinks outside the box to get her students thinking outside the box. She works tirelessly to ensure her students have incredible learning opportunities and we were thrilled to receive her See Beautiful application and support Mrs. Scheivelhud!

Mrs. Scheivelhud writes, "I am a first grade teacher in a Title I School. I love teaching reading, and I want my children to love reading as much as I do. I currently have some old Ottomans in my classroom (3 to be exact) and 23 students. I would love to have a variety of comfortable seating for my Daily 5 Reading Program I am launching. The children could explore high interest picture books and leveled books while sitting on their highly coveted chairs. (Those 3 old ottomans are hot items in the classroom right now- imagine if we had more!!) I would also like to build up my little library with more books they could enjoy. " Being that I'm a former literacy professor I'll stop at nothing to make sure we reach this goal for April - every child deserves a comfy place to unwind and a good book to do so with!

Getting even more beautiful, Mrs. Scheivelhud writes, "I believe in the mission of See Beautiful for all people to see the beautiful inside of themselves and around the world. I believe that if the kids new our classroom was being built up because of their awesomeness, then that would build up their self-confidence. I believe that school should be a safe place for children to explore the world through books and other means. What better organization is there to aid the funding of a mission where there are so many stakeholders involved?"

How Your Purchase Helps: $5 from every See Beautiful Aluminum cuff sale is donated to classroom teacher, Mrs. Scheivelhud, to purchase sensory ottomans and children's books for her students!

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 CHEATHAM HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INITIATIVE: select CHEATHAM from the dropdown box.*

Picture Help Cheatham Hill Elementary School TARGET students see and create more beautiful! Cheatham Hill Elementary School needs help funding students travel to, and accommodations at, Driftwood Education Center on St. Simons Island. Every year students take a trip to Cumberland Island, studying eco-systems, testing waters for alkaline levels, problem solving eco-system sustainability for future generations, learning about natural living environments of feral horses, dolphins, and sea turtles, and building community. The students are actively engaged in seeing beautiful in nature and sustainability, while creating more beautiful through their collaborative problem solving and critical thinking about ways to leave the world a better place for future visitors.

How Your Purchase Helps: $5 from every See Beautiful Aluminum cuff sale is donated to Cheatham Hill Elementary Target Program for this field trip and additional service learning experiences and supplies.
 




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Friday, November 21, 2014

To See Beautiful in the GO GREEN Scarf

http://www.seebeautiful.com/go-green-scarf-bundle.html

How our See Beautiful GO GREEN Scarf can leave you seeing beautiful (MOST IMPORTANT):
When you purchase a See Beautiful COLORS scarf you give women an opportunity to become more empowered to fight injustice and grow their ability to recover, succeed and grow more beautiful in the world.  One employee reflected on her opportunity to create these scarves for others that, "Working with y'all is God's way of showing me that instead of destroying things with my hands, I can create beautiful things." Your purchase provides another with the opportunity to see beautiful in places they didn't think it existed. What a wonderful reminder to see beautiful as you wear, or give, one of our See Beautiful scarfs. These scarves remind us how beautiful "going green" really can be!

Our  See Beautiful GO GREEN Scarf Story (Even More Important): In addition to being 100% organic, our scarves are handmade by woman in Atlanta, Georgia who are rehabilitating from domestic abuse, drug addiction and homelessness. COLORS, the amazing company who provides our See Beautiful scarves for us, empowers women who are marginalized to lead a more beautiful life by teaching them healthy, creative and sustainability lifeskills and providing employment using those skills.


See Beautiful GO GREEN Scarf Specifications (Important):Color: Hues of green tones adorn this beautiful scarf bundle; in this order you will receive 5 COLORS Scarfs to wear together as a group, or you can pick and choose to wear one or two or three or...you get the picture. Variety is the spice of life.
Size: One Size Fits All

Fabric:
100% Organic cotton. Grown, spun and dyed in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard, Certified by Institute for Marketecology Switzerland.


Get your See Beautiful Survivor Scarf HERE.
*This week only, select the giving initiative of your choice at checkout and we'll donate $5 of the purchase price to your designated See Beautiful beneficiary!
 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To See Beautiful in the "eARTh" Scarf

http://www.seebeautiful.com/earth-scarf-bundle.html

How our See Beautiful "eARTh" Scarf can leave you seeing beautiful (MOST IMPORTANT):
When you purchase a See Beautiful COLORS scarf you give women an opportunity to become more empowered to fight injustice and grow their ability to recover, succeed and grow more beautiful in the world.  One employee reflected on her opportunity to create these scarves for others that, "Working with y'all is God's way of showing me that instead of destroying things with my hands, I can create beautiful things." Your purchase provides another with the opportunity to see beautiful in places they didn't think it existed. What a wonderful reminder to see beautiful as you wear, or give, one of our See Beautiful scarfs. These scarves are truly pieces of art, reminding us all that when it comes to seeing beautiful on this earth, "earth" without "ART" is really just eh.

Our See Beautiful "eARTh" Scarf Story (Even More Important): In addition to being 100% organic, our scarves are handmade by woman in Atlanta, Georgia who are rehabilitating from domestic abuse, drug addiction and homelessness. COLORS, the amazing company who provides our See Beautiful scarves for us, empowers women who are marginalized to lead a more beautiful life by teaching them healthy, creative and sustainability lifeskills and providing employment using those skills.


See Beautiful "eARTh" Scarf Specifications (Important):Color: Hues of earth tones adorn this beautiful scarf bundle; in this order you will receive 5 COLORS Scarfs to wear together as a group, or you can pick and choose to wear one or two or three or...you get the picture. Variety is the spice of life.
Size: One Size Fits All

Fabric:
100% Organic cotton. Grown, spun and dyed in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard, Certified by Institute for Marketecology Switzerland.


Get your See Beautiful Survivor Scarf HERE.
*This week only, select the giving initiative of your choice at checkout and we'll donate $5 of the purchase price to your designated See Beautiful beneficiary!
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

To See Beautiful in the SURVIVOR Scarf

http://www.seebeautiful.com/survivor-scarf-bundle.html
 
How our See Beautiful SURVIVOR Scarf can leave you seeing beautiful (MOST IMPORTANT):
When you purchase a See Beautiful COLORS scarf you give women an opportunity to become more empowered to fight injustice and grow their ability to recover, succeed and grow more beautiful in the world.  One employee reflected on her opportunity to create these scarves for others that, "Working with y'all is God's way of showing me that instead of destroying things with my hands, I can create beautiful things." Your purchase provides another with the opportunity to see beautiful in places they didn't think it existed. What a wonderful reminder to see beautiful as you wear, or give, one of our See Beautiful scarfs. The women who make these are truly survivors. Perhaps you are too?

Our See Beautiful SURVIVOR Scarf Story (Even More Important): In addition to being 100% organic, our scarves are handmade by woman in Atlanta, Georgia who are rehabilitating from domestic abuse, drug addiction and homelessness. COLORS, the amazing company who provides our See Beautiful scarves for us, empowers women who are marginalized to lead a more beautiful life by teaching them healthy, creative and sustainability lifeskills and providing employment using those skills.


See Beautiful SURVIVOR Scarf Specifications (Important):Color: Hues of bright pinks adorn this beautiful scarf bundle; in this order you will receive 5 COLORS Scarfs to wear together as a group, or you can pick and choose to wear one or two or three or...you get the picture. Variety is the spice of life.
Size: One Size Fits All

Fabric:
100% Organic cotton. Grown, spun and dyed in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard, Certified by Institute for Marketecology Switzerland.

Get your See Beautiful Survivor Scarf HERE.
*This week only, select the giving initiative of your choice at checkout and we'll donate $5 of the purchase price to your designated See Beautiful beneficiary!